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Affinities are angels of the Third Sphere within the Hierarchy of Laguna. They are the first type of angel to appear in Bayonetta, often seen in large groups and accompanied by other angel types like the Applaud and Beloved.

An illusion of Affinity appears in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon as a unique boss battle. Created by the Self Proclaimed Faerie King Púca from fragments of memories of past Umbra Witches who once entered Avalon, it is nonetheless just as powerful as the Angel, especially for Cereza.

Hierarchy of Laguna[]

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Servants of Heaven that populate the lowest of the angelic hierarchy, a Third Sphere rank known simply as Angels. Humans with deep faith often feel these angels closest to their hearts. Descending from the heavens upon their pure white wings, it is believed that the glimmering halo atop an Affinity's head lights the path for those who have lost their way.

The religious articles they equip are all tools used to further their conviction to protect the righteous and can become powerful weapons used to strike down those with sullied hearts.

Bayonetta 3[]

Servants of heaven that populate the lowest of the angelic hierarchy, a Third Sphere rung known simply as Angels.

Humans with deep faith often feel these angels closest to their hearts. Descending from the heavens upon their pure white wings, it is believed that the glimmering halo atop an Affinity's head lights the path for those who have lost their way. The religious articles they equip are all tools used to further their conviction to protect the righteous and can become powerful weapons used to strike down those with sullied hearts.

Bayonetta Origins[]

A common angel from the third sphere of the angel hierarchy, summoned by Púca.

Affinity are considered the closest existence to humans among the angels; their halo is said to be able to guide the misled when they descend from Paradiso. Though they are seated on the lowest sphere of the angel hierarchy, their strength still far exceeds human comprehension. An average person would likely be unable to so much as touch one. The divine weapons that these angels wield possess considerable power, able to shatter the earth's surface with a single strike.

This Affinity, however, is not an actual angel, but an illusion formed by piecing together the collective consciousness of past witches who entered Avalon. It is required to stay close to Púca in order to survive, but its strength is proportionate to that of a real Affinity. Púca has recently found great use for it in removing unwanted disturbances to his plans.

Originally, Púca had developed a plan to brainwash an army of Affinity to serve under him after he discovered a way to open a portal to Paradiso. This plan fell flat when Púca realised that his mind control tricks proved useless on the angels. But still desperately wanting to obtain angelic power, he resumed his studies of Paradiso, eventually learning how he might be able to create an Affinity illusion. Though it is ultimately only a projection, the fact it looks like he has a real angel under his command tickles his narcissist nature perfectly.

Appearance[]

Affinities are Angels with an avian appearance, vaguely similar to birds, as shown by their beaked faces, white wings and golden talons. Like other Angels, they too sport a humanoid face, although theirs is located at the nape of their long necks on the upper part, looking almost like a hood, it gives the appearance that their heads are protruding out of the human mouth.

Affinities A, B and C wear white robes with blue patterns and wear red masks with gold details over their one eyed faces, while Affinity D wear golden, ancient greek chiton inspired clothes with red patters and green crested masks with golden details, over their faces, which sport two eyes that stand on over the other in a vertical line and finally Affinity E wear armour similar to those of Ardor, except their's is black and gold, the armour covers the Affinities less, covering only their feet, chests and hips and their bodies are completely enveloped in flames.

Gameplay[]

There are five types of Affinities, each with a different weapon and a unique attacks, although one attack they all share is a claw attack to the side when Bayonetta is too close to them. At low health, Affinities may perform a war cry and go into a berserk state, where they become resistant to stagger effects and attack faster than normal.

Affinity A: Carries a long golden staff with a circular, spiked headpiece. While the Affinity prepares to swing its staff, its headpiece makes a distinct high-pitched ring as a cue for the player to dodge. On harder difficulties, the swinging attack is much faster, and the Affinity uses a fast cleave with no sound cue.

Affinity B: Carries a trumpet, which fires pink and gold orbs of energy from a distance. This Affinity loudly blows the trumpet when about to fire, which signals the player to dodge its attacks even when its off-screen. During Witch Time, Bayonetta can attack the orb to deflect it and damage any angels in its path, out of witch time this orb can still be reflected with the Moon Of Mahaa-Kalaa.

Affinity C: Carries a sousaphone that fires a long, powerful beam that arcs across the field; unlike most angel attacks, the beam also damages any angels in its path. This attack has a long charging animation and a loud audio cue, which make it easy to dodge. This Affinity can't fly and is quite larger than the other Affinities but it has a lager ammout of health.

Affinity D: Carries a large black and gold flail, which it spins over its head before attacking. Its attacks deal the most damage out of all Affinities and are difficult to interrupt, due to its far higher stagger resistance.

Affinity E: The most difficult of the group, it is a less aggressive variant of Affinity A that carries a black halberd. It is wreathed in flames, which means using regular melee attacks on it will make the player flinch and take damage. It can only be damaged with Durga Fire and ranged attacks like gunfire and Kulshedra, but hitting an effective combo during Witch Time will extinguish the flames and open it to more attacks. When it recovers, it will taunt and reignite the flames. On harder modes, it attacks much more aggressively.

Recommended Weapons[]

Affinities, being the basic grunts of the Angel's armies, are easily dealt with through the use of any weapon in Bayonetta's arsenal. This means that they can be easily fought with your preferred weapon combinations of the player(s) choices.

Trivia[]

  • Given that the car-shaped angel Irenic existed well before mankind, it is possible that the trumpets and sousaphones played by humans are made in resemblance of the Affinity's energy weapons and not the opposite in the game.
  • The "Affinity A" is the only type to return in Bayonetta 2. In Bayonetta 3, "Affinity B" and "Affinity D" also reappear.

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