What creature would that be? A banshee? Because she's nothing like a banshee.The wiki used to mention the possibility of her being a type of vampire/succubus creature from Irish literature, and it kinda sit well with me cause she was said to drive creative people mad, making them obsessed with her image. It made sense when combined with the electric guitar she turns into, cause that too is a tool of creative people, and male singers often write songs about women they love.
What creature would that be? A banshee? Because she's nothing like a banshee.
There's also the leanan sídhe. They are fairy muses that ask people for their love. If they refuse, she must be their slave. Now that's the problem, because Nevan didn't just take no for an answer. She also seemed to want to kill Dante just like the other demons, not love him.
That said, it's possible this myth was the inspiration, yes.
She's also literally called a witch, though. So maybe she's a combination of the two.
Naah, witches don't borrow power from the devil. Those are probably demonic cultists you're thinking about. Witches are just humans who started getting into magic, and usually specialize in some form of alchemy. They are the equivalent of wizards in most media. Magic is not necessarily linked to the devil.I think it was indeed leanan sidhe they mentioned, wasn't sure about the spelling of the word. On their wikipedia page there is a mention of Yeats using a slightly different view on them, with emphasis on vampiric tendencies. All of this could have possibly worked as inspiration, there are plenty of examples in DMC that shows they didn't follow mythology like a straight path, but instead took what sounded good and made their own version.
Calling her just a witch is troublesome, as those are generally humans that borrowed power from the devil in exchange for their soul. She couldn't have survived for so long if she was just that, though one can combine it with the belief of humans actually becoming demons if right conditions are met. I've come across that in Japanese folklore, don't know if others have it too.
Naah, witches don't borrow power from the devil. Those are probably demonic cultists you're thinking about. Witches are just humans who started getting into magic, and usually specialize in some form of alchemy. They are the equivalent of wizards in most media. Magic is not necessarily linked to the devil.
In video games, I don't think it matters: you can be a fairy as well as a witch, I suppose.
Innsmouth, I think that considering the gameplay of her wanting to kiss the life out of you and using magic, she's probably a leannan sídhe, or at least Capcom's interpretation of a demonic version of it.