I saw this statue at a mission in California. I love the pose and I think it is perfect for a Blood Angle character. I think this would be the real pose for Dante, not the generic pose Games Workshop gives him.
I think it is the backhand of the sword combined with the expression on the face, but something about this figure is haunting to me.
I am not convinced the expression is perfect for Dante, but it is engaging on the statue.
You are left with the impression he is about to deliver a death blow, but his face does not show rage or anger or even intensity.