Newgrounds Background Image Theme

jacklehamster just joined the crew!

We need you on the team, too.

Support Newgrounds and get tons of perks for just $2.99!

Create a Free Account and then..

Become a Supporter!

The Legendary Half Demon... Dancer!?


This is probably one of the more comedic pics I’ve gotten and it’s for reasons that I don’t think I even need to explain but just in case the context is somehow lost on you allow me to explain. Dante, a character who’s the son of a legendary demon knight making him part demon himself and runs a devil hunting business and is an absolute badass dressed in a revealing belly dancing outfit which he clearly doesn’t want to be dressed in!

It's no surprise at this point that both Dante and Shantae are two of my favourite characters in fiction and it’s for various reasons beyond just both games having a massive impact on my life. But what made me want to commission the legendary devil hunter dressed up as the half genie belly dancing guardian of Scuttle Town? Simple. Say both characters names. Now say both characters names again but this time while imagining them standing next to each other. Now say both characters names again but this time while imagining one character being overlayed over the other. Yes, my reason for commissioning … this pic was because they both have similar sounding names! I’ve gotten pics of characters dressed in the clothing of other characters before such as Toriel dressed as Thorani and Rottytops in Mari’s plugsuit but those were more because of similarities between the characters such as personality. Dante and Shantae though the only connection they have is similar sounding names. And also because both the Devil May Cry and Shantae franchises are quite close to me.

The other motivating factor into why I got this pic is based of some fun I had with the Mii Costumes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. You may know this already but both Dante and Shantae were added into the game as Mii Fighter Costumes and ironically around the same time two, specifically when Kazyua was added into the game. Since any Mii can wear a costume regardless of what gender they are I think you can already tell where this is going! Yup, I had Dante dressed up in Shantae’s outfit! It was just really funny to me. By the way a bit of a side tangent but I’m actually fine with them just being Mii Costumes. Seriously, if Matt Bozon who co created Shantae is happy about this then that’s fine with me! So yeah, there was a fair bit of inspiration for me wanting this pic and I’m glad I’ve gotten this. Just don’t expect him to do a dance for you if you ask him to. He likely won’t because he want’s out of this thing lol.

Artist is EmeraldSphynx: https://www.deviantart.com/emeraldsphynx

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Credits & Info

Waiting for 3 more votes

May 5, 2022
3:07 AM EDT

You might also enjoy...

Licensing Terms

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

You must give credit to the artist.
You may not use this work for commercial purposes.