If I was a bad dude, the last damsel I would choose to distress is one who pals around with a large guy named Dante, who just happens to carry around a scythe composed of bone and sinew all hours of the afternoon. But bad guys rarely make reasonable decisions, it seems, and that holds true in Dante's Inferno.
After watching the above, it’s plain to me now that I’m now made of the same stuff that a villain is, but that lesson wasn’t really the point. Rather, the video is supposed to give the viewer a sense of the game’s story elements. And I think I got it: girl - life + Hell = Dante searching in Hell for life of girl.
I’m not sure where boss battles factor into that equation. I’m still working out the kinks in my grand formula.