Dante is a minor anime-exclusive villain in Fist of the North Star. He has the habit of kissing his victims after killing them.
Dante first meets with Shin in his Southern Cross throne room as he had easily crushed a rebellion lead by 50 farmers. As he was once his boss's training partner, Dante is confident that with his Nanto Seiken skills, he can kill Kenshiro.
Dante and his gang spot Kenshiro arriving in the village of one of his former henchmen, Dr. Duran. He then raids a nearby bar and steal the food and drink. As some of the villagers try to get them to leave, Dante uses his Nanto Hyakuzan Ken skills to cut one man's face in pieces, while the rest are cut down. Dante then kisses the corpses.
The henchmen are then sent to Duran's home and give him this ultimatum: If Duran doesn't assassinate Kenshiro, Dante will kill him, everyone in the village and take everything they have.
While searching for herbs at the village's nearby volcano, Duran seemingly completes his mission and receives a kiss from Dante. But Kenshiro survives and the gang leader nearly drops rocks on the Hokuto Shinken user.
Just then, Kanna tries to warn the doctor about her sick father, but Dante and his gang blackmail for Kenshiro to throw himself into the volcano. Duran rushes in and sacrifices himself for his friend. Enraged, Kenshiro kills the henchmen with the Hokuto Shihou Zan. Dante then engages Kenshiro with Nanto Hyakuzan Ken but hits him only once. Kenshiro then retaliates with the Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken, and hits the Gusoku power point, forcing Dante to walk towards the volcano helplessly. As he falls in, he violently explodes while his hat burns in the lava.
Powers and Abilities
Dante mostly relies on Nanto Hyakuzan Ken to slash his opponents. He can also use boomerangs.