When Dante next meets Trish, she betrays him and reveals that she too is working for Mundus. But when her life is endangered, Dante chooses to save her. As Dante is talking to Trish about her resemblance to his mother, he asks her to stay where she was Yet when he finally confronts Mundus, who is about to kill Trish for his plan, Dante again chooses to save her and gets injured in the process. Mundus tries to finish him off, but Trish takes the attack instead. Dante becomes enraged and unleashes his full power, a power that was inherited by Sparda. In the cutscenes, the statue starts to crack as it glows to release inside of it, Mundus spread his wings to shape the background into a dimension that he transports Dante into it. Dante questions the reason of creating Trish while Mundus rhetorically answers that he could create anything, just like he created Trish for his plot to weaken Dante. With a mighty imperative word to silence the Demon Emperor, Mundus flies up to the clouds just to lure Dante. He transforms into Spardas form as the epic battle begins.
The only means of crossing this river was a little worn-out canoe whichwas so leaky that the natives had to thrust moss into the cracks to keepthe water from fairly rushing into it. In the bottom of this canoe,which was only large enough to hold two men, Major Pinto was carefullylaid, and then a stout negro undertook to paddle it across the river.The rain had swollen the river so that it was full of whirlpools, thatcaught the canoe, and whirled it round and round. The negro worked hardwith his paddle, but he had no control over the canoe, which wasgradually drawn into the rough water at the foot of the cataract. MajorPinto tried to move so that he could look over the side of the canoe,and see the danger which threatened him, but it caused him such agony tomove even his little finger, that he was compelled to give up theattempt. Meanwhile the canoe was leaking so that it was nearly half fullof water, and the negro, telling his helpless passenger that it wasnecessary to lighten the frail craft in order to keep it from sinking,jumped out and swam ashore. Major Pinto, thus deserted and left to hisfate, fully expected to be drowned. Presently a big wave poured into thecanoe, which instantly sank, leaving the Major in the water. To hisgreat surprise, he began to swim vigorously, holding his watch out ofthe water with one hand. Although a moment before he had not been ableto move a muscle, he swam ashore without the least difficulty, and whenhe landed on the bank his fever had vanished, and he had not a particleof rheumatism left. This was a most astonishing cure, but it probablywould not prove successful anywhere except in Central Africa. At allevents, it would be hardly safe for an American boy suffering withinflammatory rheumatism to have himself thrown into a deep river.
So long as the beast was only a cub, Count Thorn made no objection toit, and indeed was rather pleased that his pupil had found something toamuse him. But now that the cub had grown into a full-sized lion, withteeth that would crack a man's skull like a nut, and a paw that wouldbeat in an oaken door at one blow, it was a very different thing; andthe old Count began to be somewhat anxious. He knew that the lion'ssavage nature might awake at any moment, and that, if it did, the Kingwould be torn in pieces before a hand could be lifted to save him. Themore he thought[Pg 506] of the whole business, the less he liked it; and atlast he made up his mind to speak out. So one day he came to the King inhis garden, with such a grave face that the young man cried out at once:\"Why, uncle, what's the matter you look as if you were just going to bebeheaded.\" 153554b96e