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Credo is the Supreme General of the Holy Knights, a group of loyal guardians of the island of Fortuna, and a sect of fanatical demon hunters belonged to the island's same local and militant religion known only as the Order of the Sword along with his sister Kyrie and their long-time friend and adopted brother Nero. He is an antagonist turned supporting protagonist from Devil May Cry 4.
Credo became the leader of the Holy Knights due to his skill with blades and his unquestionable loyalty to the Order of the Sword, as well as their beloved leader and high priest Sanctus.
During a sermon given by Sanctus, Dante crashes in through the ceiling of the opera house and shoots Sanctus point blank in the face, in front of the entire crowd of the citizens of Fortuna. Credo quickly orders his knights to get Dante while he attends to Sanctus. Before the Son of Sparda could finish off the priest and even the rest of his sect, Nero jumps in and holds off Dante, while Credo gets Kyrie to safety and goes for reinforcements. He returns, only to find Dante had just escaped and, after berating Nero for his carelessness towards the situation, gives him a new sword, the Red Queen. Credo then leaves the job of taking care of the demons up to Nero.
Later, Credo watches as Sanctus undergoes the Ascension Ceremony, giving him demonic power. As the priest wakes, he reports the situation concerning Dante, when Agnus arrives to alert Credo to the threat Nero presents to his research, though Credo pays it no heed. In another meeting, he, Agnus, Gloria, and Sanctus discuss the current situation. After Gloria leaves, Credo expresses concern towards her loyalty despite her bringing them the sword, Sparda, the same blade that the Order of the Sword's crest resembles as part of their faith.
Eventually, Credo was sent to take care of Nero and revealed that he too had taken part in the Ascension Ceremony, transforming into an angelic demon form. Despite his skill, Credo is defeated and Nero absorbs part of his shield, forcing him to retake his human form. Before their battle could conclude, Kyrie appears and is shocked to see Nero's Devil Bringer arm. Agnus appears and kidnaps Kyrie, prompting Credo to turn on the Order so as to save his sister.
As Sanctus activates the Savior, Credo attacks him only to be impaled by Yamato. When the priest asks him why he had done so, he responds that though he had believed in everything the Order of the Sword had stood for, his faith in Sanctus was shattered when he used Kyrie as a pawn in his game. Sanctus, thinking that love for another was worthless, throws Credo from the Savior. However, Dante catches him and as he dies, he tells Dante and Trish about Sanctus' plans, then begs them to save Nero and Kyrie.
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