- This article details the mainstream version of Bayonetta. For her past self in the first game, see Cereza (Time Displacement). For the alternate universe version in the prologue of Bayonetta 2, see Cereza (RoT: The End).
Bayonetta (real name Cereza) is the main protagonist of the Bayonetta series. She is a coquettish and mysterious Umbra Witch. Considered the black sheep of the Umbra Witches due to her Umbran and Lumen descent, which breaks both respective clans' sacred tenets, she possesses a remarkable talent for Bullet Arts and possessed the Left Eye of Darkness.
In the first game, she was sealed away five hundred years ago until she was later found and awakened. Spending twenty years with amnesia, she battles against the angelic hordes of Paradiso and fights to end the malicious plans of the last of the Lumen Sages, Balder.
Months after, Bayonetta, in the second game, finds her friend and fellow clans member Jeanne taken down to the realm of Inferno after a summon gone wrong. With the help of Rodin, she is not only hounded by angels but even demons and uncovers a deeper plot of a former half of a god conspiring to reclaim his lost power and the truth behind the Witch Hunts.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 History
- 4 Story
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Appearances in Other Media
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Character Relationships
- 10 Trivia
- 11 References
Bayonetta is portrayed as a beautiful woman with a slender yet curvy bewitching figure. She has black hair wrapped into a beehive-like hairdo with a bang sweeping to the right, and gray eyes with a beauty mark located at the bottom of her left cheek, close to her lips.
Her main attire is composed of a skin-tight suit made out of her hair that has a rose design on the abdomen with long white gloves, black and gray heels, thin gold chains, three small belts strapped on each arm, and a pair of gold, cat-shaped earrings. Her signature look is made from her glasses that have the design of butterfly wings close to the lenses. Bayonetta wears an Umbran Watch over her bust that contains a red jewel thought to be the Left Eye of Darkness.
Four metal symbols are attached to her hair, three of them in the shape of the crescent moon and the other is the symbol of the Umbra Witches. Bayonetta also has a red hair ribbon wrapped around her hairdo that extends down to her legs, covered in demonic language. At the end of the game, she wears a rosemary flower in her hair. Because of her hair-based fighting techniques, Bayonetta's outfit becomes more revealing when she uses Wicked Weave techniques. Her suit's inner section remains running up the middle and back of her body and her hair drapes over her chest to cover it, but the rest of the suit and the sleeves of hair vanish and trail outwards from her head in a spiral of hair and gold chain used to summon the demonic limbs. When summoning full demons, the entire suit disappears and leaves behind her gloves, shoes and watch.
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
Bayonetta's appearance in Bloody Fate is very similar to her appearance in the first game with a few slight differences. Her earrings have changed to golden crescent moon shapes with red jewels at their tops and the medallions hanging from her 'sleeves' of hair have been removed. The black pattern around her wrists has also changed to a simple ring of black and the extra loop of leather above her shoes has been removed as well. Apart from these changes, she still retains her former outfit's major features.
In the sequel, Bayonetta retains the use of a skin-tight black suit, though the designs of the previous suit have been radically altered.
The gold chains have been removed and replaced with thinner silver ones and jagged patterns resembling roses and thorns are placed along her thighs and stomach. Her gloves have changed to include a dark blue color on the palms with a Renaissance-style flair added onto each wrist. A similar flair is also around the collar on her neck. The backs of her legs feature a diamond pattern that run from her upper thighs down to her heels, which expose her skin from her buttocks to her lower legs and her shoes feature a new design of black and silver linings with silver figurines somewhat resembling Madama Butterfly-or another female figure-along the back. The former sleeves formed by her hair have now become a cloak that drapes over her shoulders and front with points on top of either shoulder.
Both the cloak's medallion decorations and her earrings have changed to form a blue triangle-like pattern with hexagons. Her glasses are of a new design based upon the imagery of rosemary and her Umbran Watch now hangs from a chain on her chest from the collar. The biggest noticeable change to Bayonetta, however, is her hairstyle. As opposed to the beehive style in the first game, she now has her hair shorter similar to a pixie cut, resembling a short bob-like hairstyle. At E3 2014, director Yusuke Hashimoto confirmed that Bayonetta did not actually cut her hair, but was able to give it its current appearance along with her new outfit thanks to her magic being able to control its look.
The development team mentioned how Bayonetta's new suit was supposed to look like leather in a pre-release trailer, but the E3 2013 trailer confirmed that it is still spun out of her own hair when she uses her Wicked Weaves and summons Infernal Demons. The suit disappears in much the same way as the first game, with the middle of the suit remaining whilst the rest of the hair forms in a spiral of black and silver chain. Though still revealing it all when summoning fully manifested demons, Bayonetta is able to retain her suit after such a summoning and is able to continue fighting with all of her previous look intact.
Outside of her default appearances, Bayonetta can be played wearing alternate outfits that can be bought at The Gates of Hell. Some outfits are composed of Umbran Elegances which only appear when activated and when using the weapon related to the elegance. Other new costumes can be worn using the Super Mirror once that, and the individual costumes, are purchased. In the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of both games, Bayonetta can even dress up as famous Nintendo characters Link, Samus Aran, Princess Peach, and Daisy in new costumes.
In Bayonetta 2's sequel, Bayonetta's appearance perfectly encapsulates her larger-than-life personality and design, as it is the most regal and decorated outfit she's worn to date. Her facial features are softer, while her hair is in the same style as Cereza's with her red ribbon making a return, lacing around her locks like highlights. She wears a black hair suit with puffy sleeves and short hair ruffles protruding out of them, which resembles her younger self's dress. Her new glasses have a more discreet design, with smaller decorative elements and a larger, more rounded frame, further resembling Cereza. She also wears new earrings with floral designs.
Overall more conservative in design, her brand new suit features a medallion-decorated skirt with a large braided bow on the back, both fashioned out of her braided hair. Unlike her Bayonetta 2 suit, the side of her legs is uncovered, with tiny braid patterns forming images of roses, exposing her skin underneath. She retains white gloves, but this time around they are decorated with golden roots, flowers, and a crescent moon on the back of the palm, and feature golden decorative fingernails on them. Her palms are now purple.
Her new golden accessories suggest themes of nature and rebirth, as her four medallions decorating her hair skirt now resemble the Seed of Life imagery, along with multiple roots, tree branches, flowers, and butterflies decorating her suit. Her shoes are a lighter color than the rest of her suit, and the heels are made to look like a tree as well, with golden branches, roots forming the soles, and flowers decorating her ankles. When summoning Infernal Demons, a red sigil flashes on her back. Her body also glows red and her long hair flows behind her back.
See also: Cereza (Time Displacement)#Personality
As a young child, she often looked up to her mother, Rosa, regarding her as a hero. As seen with her time displaced version of herself (that later overrides her history), she also maintained an attachment to her father, Balder. Initially described as a "cry baby" by her older counterpart, she followed her older self under the assumption of being her mother, Rosa, and throughout the journey, is inspired by her and gains confidence in herself to live up to being as good as her. She also developed a fixation of lollipops due to being entertained by Luka in an effort to calm her down. This confidence and pride later reflects in her life as a young adult, being a proud Umbra Witch despite being a black sheep in the clan. Because of her adventures with her older self under the assumption of her mother, she was able to reawaken her Left Eye of Darkness.
As an adult five hundred years later in the timeline, Bayonetta's personality can be described as nonchalant and is perceived as somewhat callous to others, such as Luka, who believed her to be the killer of his father, Antonio Redgrave. Throughout the first game, she's shown to enjoy fighting angels in a playful yet brutal manner, maintaining her cool and even tends to attempt to banter with the more serious angels such as the Auditio and Infernal Demons.
Often bantering, her wordplay leans towards the constant use of sexual lingo within a given situations to taunt and tease her enemies and friends alike. Bayonetta tends to enjoy using her sexuality as a means to an end in more instances than not, often using it to tease or intimidate the likes of Luka. Bayonetta tends to operate alone and prefers to do things by herself if going on a mission or adventure, and not get encumbered by other people, at least initially. She can also be construed as somewhat impatient, especially towards the more "talkative type" of enemy she encounters such as that of Temperantia and Father Balder.
However, Bayonetta has also shown genuine concern. It's witnessed that her amnesia troubled her for the last twenty years, having done her best to explain to Luka in the past that her father's death wasn't her fault and has been seen taking his venting of anger and frustration towards her to heart. She also becomes fiercely attached and protective of her younger self, unaware of the fact it is actually her as well as Loki. After rekindling her friendship with Jeanne, she was also shown to value her friendship and was willing to risk going down to Inferno to rescue her, placing the blame on herself for not foreseeing Gomorrah's attack to her in time.
She is also not immune to displaying outright anger and hatred, having done so for both her father and Alraune. Despite her close connection to her father, upon re-learning her memories concerning his supposed actions of starting the Witch Hunts, she denounced her father. In the animated movie, she goes even further and blames him for the death of her mother believing him to be responsible. However, her hatred dissipated for her father upon learning the truth of her mother's death at Loptr's hands and his sacrifice and corruption of his very body at the hands of the aforementioned being whom ascended as Aesir. Her hatred of Alraune, due to her attempting to absorb Jeanne's soul and nearly sealing her fate in being trapped in Inferno, reached to the point of almost killing her outright out of revenge.
Born from the Lumen Sage and Umbra Witch, Balder and Rosa, Cereza was the forbidden child that caused a rift between the Umbra Witches and Lumen Sage. Her father was exiled and her mother imprisoned, spurring the Clan Wars. Although she was originally prohibited from learning magic, she was then taught it anyway. Considered an outcast among her own and raised as a black sheep, Cereza met Jeanne and formed a strong friendship, often playing together. As a child, she was given the Umbran Watch as one of her birthday presents by her mother and was sung Fly Me To The Moon to her every night.
Twenty years later, the Clan Wars ends and the Witch Hunts begins. Jeanne was selected to lead the Umbra Witches. In her final test to become the leader of the clan, she chose Cereza as her opponent due to being perhaps the most powerful witch in the clan despite the Umbran Elder's insisting that it was forbidden. Their battle was interrupted as the Angels attacked. Unaware of the true mastermind behind the attack, the Umbra Witches, including Cereza, were led to believe that her father, Balder, was the cause of the Witch Hunts and attack. After seeing her deceased mother, Cereza lost her will to fight. With Jeanne understanding the plot of Balder towards resurrecting Jubileus, she instead seals away Cereza in a special ritual which imparts her into the Umbran Watch's red jewel and hides her under the bottom of a lake.
Five hundred years later, she is promptly found by Antonio Redgrave, who was hired by Balder to investigate her whereabouts. Shortly after being found, he is killed by Balder and his angels. His son, Luka, looks beyond and, due to being unable to see into Purgatorio, mistakes her for being the one that killed his father. Unable to remember much of her life, she retains that she is one of the last surviving Umbra Witches and dedicates her life to killing angels and regaining her memories.
- Main article: Cereza (Time Displacement)
Due to Balder's manipulations by bringing forth a younger version of herself from the past, Bayonetta inadvertently changed her own past and history. Although the changes made in her past do not affect her history in this world overall and instead spawned another, the Left Eye of Darkness would open in both the main universe and the parallel universe because of it.
Bayonetta, working as a nun, acts out a funeral ceremony to summon the angels of Paradiso to her in order to fulfill her contract with Inferno. Casting aside her nun clothes, she is able to subdue them with ease with the help of Rodin. After her skirmish, Bayonetta travels with Enzo, a black market information broker, back to Rodin's bar in hopes of getting some answers regarding the Eyes of the World and the half that she carries in her watch. However, during the drive, the pair are ambushed by the crashing of a military plane and Bayonetta promptly takes to battle. There, she comes face to face with a mysterious woman who possesses similar weaponry and magical abilities to her. Despite the two of them working together in order to fend off the angels, the stranger disappears without an answer, though Bayonetta remarks that she seems to remember her from somewhere.
Back at the Gates of Hell, Rodin comments how the fight with the mysterious woman seemed to set up to be coincidence and promptly gifts the witch with Scarborough Fair to prepare her for the journey ahead. Meanwhile, Enzo informs Bayonetta of the information he has managed to procure regarding the Eyes. The Right Eye showed itself briefly on the black market before it was withdrawn and its origin was traced back to the small European town of Vigrid. Convinced that reuniting the two gemstones will regain her lost memories, Bayonetta sets off across the globe to find them.
Upon arriving in Vigrid, Bayonetta is pursued by the angels everywhere she travels and encounters a number of faces from her past. She is first greeted by a mysterious voice who tries to assure her that it is watching her and making sure she will come to no harm. She also encounters the mystery woman numerous times who reveals herself to be called Jeanne and Luka, a journalist who claims Bayonetta is the one responsible for his father's death. Including her battles with the angels, she also comes face to face with and defeats the Cardinal Virtues one by one, who all hint that at her connections to the past war 500 years ago that sent both the Umbran Witches and Lumen Sages to ruin.
Bayonetta also meets a young girl called Cereza, seemingly lost from her home and who mistakes Bayonetta for her mother. Though she is not comfortable with the situation at first, Bayonetta comes to care for the child a great deal, especially as her memories seem to hint that she may genuinely be the girls' parent. After a fight with Iustitia at the airport, Bayonetta gifts Cereza with a ribbon from her hair, along with the advice to never lose something she loves. In this case, Cereza's own watch, a present she claims her mother gave her on her birthday. The girl vows never to take the watch off and wears it around her neck.
Though further battles and gradual reveals of her past life, Bayonetta meets Jeanne one final time at the Isla Del Sol. Jeanne reveals the truth at long last. 500 years ago, a law between the Witches and Sages compelled them to stay separate as the intersection of both light and dark would bring destruction. However, a child was born between a Witch and Sage in violation of this tenet: Bayonetta. Her birth sent the clans into a spiral of chaos and brought about their eventual extinction. The two witches fight all across the island city and Bayonetta is finally able to best her opponent for good. Jeanne reveals that the pair of them used to be friends as children and that she sealed Bayonetta away in her coffin all those years ago in order to keep the Left Eye safe from the forces of Paradiso. Before narrowly saving Bayonetta from an incoming missile strike at the cost of her life, she refers to her old friend by her true name, Cereza.
Bayonetta reaches the top of the Ithavoll Tower to confront the person behind her journey; the last of the Lumen Sages and her own father, Balder. Balder explains that Cereza is actually Bayonetta's younger self brought from the past to the present and that the experiences the girl had in this time zone would help to reawaken Bayonetta's memories in the present. He also reveals that the Eyes of the World are not gemstones, but people and that Bayonetta herself is the Left Eye whilst he is the Right. She engages in battle with him and despite having to use all of her strength to defeat him, she eventually shoots him down in the forehead with the lipstick formerly belonging to her mother. With Cereza safe, Bayonetta uses the portal Balder has in his office to return the girl to her real time and reminds her that there is nothing she cannot do.
However, upon returning to the present, Bayonetta is suddenly struck down with pain as Balder rises from their fight seemingly unhurt. Upon sending back Cereza, the girl never forgot Bayonetta's advice and continued to wear her Umbran Watch around her chest until she was grown up. When Jeanne tried to seal her away in the past, the ritual failed because of the watch and Bayonetta never lost her memories. Now fully restored, they awakened the Left Eye within her and she is promptly taken to the heavens in order to reawaken Jubileus, The Creator as part of Balder's plan.
Jeanne, having saved herself from death and broken free from Balder's mind control, follows the Ithavoll Tower's ascent into space to revive Jubileus and manages to break Bayonetta free from the giant statue that would serve as the goddess' body. With a reminder for her to finish this, Jeanne floats off into space and Bayonetta vows to do the deed. Balder is killed by the resurrection and the witch clashes with Jubileus in a final showdown that could decide the fate of the universe. Through her combat prowess and Jeanne helping her to summon Queen Sheba, Bayonetta sends Jubileus hurtling into the sun and plummets back to Earth with her friend in tow.
Some time later, Rodin, Luka and Enzo are all attending Bayonetta's apparent funeral after assuming she died in the descent. However, the nun overseeing the ceremony is revealed to be Jeanne and the funeral was another ruse to summon the angels there for another pact fulfilling fight. As the two witches fight on, Bayonetta places a bud of rosemary behind her ear and remarks how it signifies remembrance and also now suits her.
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
Despite slight location differences and minor details, Bayonetta's story in Bloody Fate is much the same as the first game. She travels to Vigrid in the hopes that doing so will reawaken her lost memories and encounters all of the characters and angels that get in her way in her quest to do so. For a detailed overview of all the changes in Bloody Fate, see here.
After the events of the first game and defeating Jubileus, Bayonetta is in the middle of doing some Christmas shopping whilst dragging Enzo along in tow to carry her wealth of presents. She meets Jeanne, who explains she was looking into something that relates to how both Paradiso and Inferno seem to be acting strangely in regards to things that happened in the previous game. A fly-over the city by the aerial acrobatics display team Platinum Stars is suddenly hijacked by angels and Bayonetta takes to the skies to battle them. Jeanne quickly follows suit on her own hijacked jet. The two witches team up to take down a larger angel and Bayonetta summons Gomorrah to finish it off.
However, something goes wrong. Gomorrah escapes from his portal, lashing out at Bayonetta who is only barely pushed out of the way in time by Jeanne. Jeanne takes the hit instead, knocking her soul loose from her body and, as part of a witch's contract, sending her soul down to Inferno. Despite being able to win against the demon, Bayonetta is left with her friend's lifeless body. At the Gates of Hell, Rodin explains that Jeanne is not truly dead as a soul needs to be completely absorbed by another realm in order to be permanently lost. Bayonetta asks about whether the real entrance to Inferno could be used to save her. Though Rodin doesn't feel optimistic of her chances, he gives Bayonetta Jeanne's Umbran Watch as a reminder of how much time she would have before it's too late. If Bayonetta is able to bring the watch to Jeanne's soul, then she can be revived in the human world once again. With this in mind, Bayonetta then grabs Enzo again to take her there. Along the way, she learns that the sacred mountain of Fimbulventr contains a portal to Inferno that has so far never been found by human hands. With no other choice and a determination to save Jeanne, Bayonetta travels to Fimbulventr to find the literal gates of hell.
Upon arriving in Noatun, the town at the base of Fimbulventr, Bayonetta quickly finds herself fighting off angels and then meets a mysterious boy. Though initially a little at odds with one another, the boy explains how Bayonetta needs his power in order to reach Fimbulventr and that he needs to head there anyway. Introducing himself as Loki, Bayonetta strikes a deal with him to protect him from their assailants if he will show her the way to the mountain. Their journey to the mountain suffers various setbacks from angels and demons alike and Bayonetta also finds herself facing off against a Lumen Sage who seems intent on killing her guide. Luka also shows up in Noatun, keen to help with his journalism skills in order to help her out. It is here that she is first told about the legend of Aesir.
Eventually, the pair of them reach the real Gates of Hell, only to be stopped in their tracks by the Masked Lumen and a spirit projection of Loptr, a mysterious being who seems to know about Loki's identity. Unable to prevent the Masked Lumen from attacking Loki, Bayonetta faces off against Loptr and manages to hold her own until he beats her back. Loptr then encourages her to 'see' with the power of the Left Eye. Loptr disables Bayonetta and shows her a vision of the past using the Remembrance of Time. Bayonetta is shocked to see that her father was not responsible for the Witch Hunts and that he tried to save her mother from her death before he was snatched away. She also manages to see a figure resembling Loki as the murderer before she snaps back to the present. As Loptr explains that it is the truth as it really happened, the Masked Lumen prepares to strike Loki down. The boy fires his cards at the Gates behind them and tells Bayonetta to jump in with him to escape. She complies and wakes to find herself in Inferno. Realizing she has little time to rescue Jeanne, she makes her way into its depths.
Bayonetta finally makes her way into an infernal palace made of plant-life with some help from Rodin, eventually coming into conflict with the demoness Alraune. The demon has taken Jeanne's soul for her own in order to become more powerful and eventually rise up through the struggle for power that rages in Inferno. Realising that Bayonetta is an Umbra Witch as well as the fact she has a pact with Madama Butterfly, Alraune savagely attacks but is eventually no match for Bayonetta's powers. Before the witch can deal the final blow, Rodin intervenes and instead seals Alraune in a new weapon for Bayonetta to use. Bayonetta finally rescues Jeanne's soul and reunited it with the watch. When her friend doesn't initially wake up, Bayonetta falters and pleads with her to open her eyes. To her relief, she has made it and Jeanne begins to return to her body. As she leaves, Jeanne warns Bayonetta that something big is going to happen to world. With her mission complete, Bayonetta turns her attention back to Loki, who she realizes is being attacked by the Masked Lumen. Intervening in their fight, the Masked Lumen reveals his true identity as a younger Balder and the pair fight once again. Just as he has gained the upper hand, Loki reappears and lets out an uncontrollable shockwave of blue energy, sweeping up Balder and Bayonetta into it.
Bayonetta finds herself 500 years in the past in Vigrid, during the Witch Hunts. To her shock, she meets Rosa alive and well and the two witches team up to fight back against the influx of angels determined to destroy their sanctuary. Aiding her mother in combat with both her powers and an Umbran mech armor, Bayonetta meets the younger version of Loptr. It's here that she realizes her mother's eventual murderer would be Loptr, not Loki, and she instantly takes to battle. However, she is blasted away in an explosion and finds herself in the Crescent Valley. Balder, who has been transported back in time with her, meets with her and the pair enter the sanctuary to find Loptr having just killed Rosa. Bayonetta, realizing that Loptr is the true enemy of Balder and not Loki, opens a portal back to her time and implores her father to follow her. As she leaves, she whispers 'Mummy...' under her breath in a final farewell to Rosa.
In the present day, with the help of a revived Jeanne in a fighter jet, Bayonetta and Balder make it to Fimbulventr to witness the older Loptr having taken hold of Loki. Loptr explains that he and Loki are two halves of the same soul and that together they were originally Aeisr. However, the good part of Aesir had split them apart when he had divided his power into the Eyes of the World. Loptr, the evil half of Aesir, had decided to take the Eyes back for his own use and to regain Aesir's power to rule over the realm. After Balder has the Right Eye taken from him, Bayonetta fights back valiantly against Loptr, but is ultimately subdued and has the Left Eye removed. Loptr, now having gained the power of his original self, mocks human free will, but Bayonetta scoffs at the motion and takes to battle again. With some help from Loki, who uses his remaining power to destroy the Eyes and weaken Loptr back to his original state, Bayonetta and Balder summon together and bring forth a fusion of Jubileus and Queen Sheba. The hybrid kicks at Loptr, propelling his physical body out to the ocean where a Jeanne-summoned Gomorrah lies in wait.
As Loptr's soul tries to escape to the spirit realm to be reborn elsewhere and try his plan again, Balder intervenes and absorbs the evil half, despite warnings from Loki that Loptr will poison his thoughts with pure evil intent. Bayonetta pleads her father not to do this and Balder reveals that he knew she was Cereza all along. He makes Bayonetta promise to be the one to stop him should he ever stray from his path thanks to Loptr and she obliges in his request to call him "Daddy" once more. She cries after him when he is transported back into his time, finally realizing that he was not to blame for his schemes with Jubileus. Loki, having now done what he set out to do, begins to fade away. Bayonetta asks whether she'll see him again the boy replies that they may do so in the future when he is reborn again.
Several days pass since the events at Fimbulventr and Bayonetta and Jeanne are enjoying another shopping trip to take advantage of the after holiday sales. As the pair witness Luka helping Rodin out with advertising his bar, a woman and a baby in a pram walk by just as one of Loki's cards flutters out of it. Implying that his return would be sooner than she thought, Bayonetta then remembers that she completely forgot about Enzo. Upon realizing that she left him flying a plane, Enzo returns in that plane with angels in pursuit. Despite her annoyance at ruining another dress, Bayonetta takes to the plane wings with Jeanne to fight against their aggressors as always.
Thanks to the Umbran training she received from Jeanne, Bayonetta has an unprecedented skill for the Bullet Arts and shows near mastery of a new weapon whenever she picks it up. Her combat skills are brutal and graceful. Bayonetta possesses superhuman speed and agility, being able to perform numerous acrobatic feats with ease. She also appears to be extremely perceptive, able to evade attacks from all directions through anticipating her enemy movements in battle. She also has immense superhuman strength and endurance.
Her superhuman strength gives her the ability to toss a satellite back at an aged Balder several times and headbutt an entire skyscraper thrown at her by the former as well as using only her lower body to redirect an even larger satellite at Aesir. She is also able to effortlessly lift the likes of a Belief and block and hold a thrusting attack from a Valiance. She also was able to physically toss back Fortitudo with the aid of her mother, Rosa. She also possesses great speed, being capable of keeping up with the likes of Balder during his younger years  and well as fighting on par with the Umbra Witch, Jeanne, whom was stated to be either just as strong as her or stronger. She also can lift a light post and physically overpower the likes of Alraune.
Her physical skills, combined with her magic, makes her capable of defeating countless hordes of forces from Paradiso and Inferno. She also manages to hold her own against opponents that overpower her such as the likes of Loptr (and him as the ascended and reborn Aesir) and Jubileus, The Creator, which, in order to be truly defeated, required the aid of another.
As an Umbra Witch, Bayonetta possess varying powerful magics that assist her in her daily life and allows her to fight against even the most powerful of beings.
Dark Arts & Magic Techniques
- Umbran Climax & Serious Mode: Techniques that allow Bayonetta to enter into an ascended state of power. Both techniques allow her to continually manifest the limbs of various infernal demons and increase her damage output. In Umbran Climax, she also gains the capability to perform "Infernal Weaves" and even recover her health while in that state.
- Witch Time: Bayonetta is capable of using Witch Time to speed herself up, causing enemies to appear to move in slow-motion. This Dark Art is capable of allowing her of countering the likes of Light Speed used by a sage. Furthermore, she is able to "stack" over Witch Time to counter another witch and even a angel.
- Beast Within: A magic technique that allows transformation into various animals.
- Witch Walk: Bayonetta can use the Witch Walk technique, allowing her the power to defy gravity and walk on any vertical or horizontal surface during a full moon or on select devices created by Lord Aesir.
- Wicked Weaves: Using her hair as a conduit, Bayonetta can use Wicked Weaves to summon forth various demons and also summon forth their limbs to attack.
- Infernal Weaves: An even more powerful variant used during Umbran Climax. At the end of her combos using Wicked Weaves, Bayonetta summons a full demon for a large area-of-effect finisher.
- Infernal Kiss: This allows her to indirectly to control various machines at will, such as in Bayonetta 2, when she blew a kiss at the Cessna-like small plane that contains Enzo while on her way to Fimbulventr before jumping off. Despite Enzo's fumbling, the small plane actually made it all the way to the city she lived in and was only destroyed by angels. This is in contrast to direct control, with which she can shove her middle finger through any machine key holes to take control, such as Enzo's car or even the witches' power walkers.
Bayonetta is capable of using special attacks which can deal massive damage to most forces of Paradiso and Inferno. By chanting in Enochian, she can summon various objects to potentially finish her enemies.
As an Umbra Witch, Bayonetta is capable of summoning various demons. Each summon is usually evoked via dancing and speaking in Enochian although they can also manifest via chanting during Infernal Weaves.
- Lone Summons
- Madama Butterfly - PDEE BARMA - ("First Elder")
- Gomorrah - AVAVAGO ("Thunders")
- Malphas - A GRAA ORS ("Moon of Darkness")
- Hekatoncheir - AFFA TADAAG NAPTA ("Sword of Dust")
- Scolopendra - TELOC VOVIM ("Dragon of death")
- Phantasmaraneae - LASTA SA PIADPH ("Framed in the depths of my jaws")
- Queen Sheba - TELOC VOVIM A GRAA ORS TABA ORD AVAVAGO ("The fallen one of the moon of darkness... let her be governed by that which thunders")
- Labolas - ARGEDCO ("Invoke")
- Baal - EX FA ("Vomit power")
- Hydra - CANILU ("Blood")
- Mictlantecuhtli - CNOQUODI ("Servant of the minister")
- Diomedes - SUNDENNA (Name of evil spirit)
- Carnage - SOL-PETAHE ("Listen")
- Team Summons
- Queen Sheba - TELOC VOVIM A GRAA ORS TABA ORD AVAVAGO ("The fallen one of the moon of darkness... let her be governed by that which thunders"): Requires Jeanne's support only in Bloody Fate.
- Omne - A GRAA ORS TABA ORD AVAVAGO ("The moon of darkness... let her be governed by that which thunders"): Requires Balder's support.
In the third game, Bayonetta displays the ability to directly channel the power of Infernal Demons through her body, causing her to briefly transform into a version of Madama Butterfly.
Also from the third game introduces an ability to directly control her Infernal Demons with her magic.
Left Eye of Darkness
- Main article: Eyes of the World
Formerly, Bayonetta possessed one of the powers of the former Lord Aesir known as the "Left Eye of Darkness". Despite having possessed a formidable power, Bayonetta has rarely ever used it to her volition. After awakening the Left Eye, she was (unwittingly) surrounded by an aura that made her untouchable to others with the exception of Balder, whom possessed the Right Eye of Light. According to comments from Loptr, the Left Eye of Darkness makes it possible for her to see through deception by looking through time.
- Umbran Watch: A gift from her mother on her birthday which has her name and date of birth engraved on it. This watch also allows her to remain youthful and halt her aging.
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Appearances in Other Media
Samurai & Dragons
Cereza makes an appearance in Samurai & Dragons: a strategic fighting game developed by Sega, was exclusively released on the PS Vita, and is only available in Japan. She was included in the SEGA All-Stars DLC Pack as a stat card for the series playable characters.
Bayonetta appears as a playable DLC character in the game Anarchy Reigns (Max Anarchy in Japan), an online beat 'em up developed by PlatinumGames and released in 2013. She was initially a pre-order bonus for those who pre-ordered the game at Gamestop. However, several months after the game's release, Bayonetta was made available for purchase on PSN and Xbox Live.
In the game, Bayonetta has access to most of her abilities from her original games. Using Scarborough Fair as her weapons of choice, her attacks are a mixture of her combos from the first game, including moves such as Bullet Climax and Afterburner Kick. Some of her stronger attacks allow her to also use Witch Time and Torture Attacks to incapacitate her foes. Holding down the L2/LT buttons will allow Bayonetta to summon Wicholked Weaves with her attacks. When strung together, this can leave enemies helpless as Madama Butterfly's fists slam opponents into the ground.
In order to unlock Bayonetta normally, players must obtain Platinum Rankings on all stages of the game and certain bottle caps (the in-game equivalent to Bewitchments in the Bayonetta series). However, with the release of Bayonetta 2 in western territories, PlatinumGames released a special cheat code, dubbed the "Platinum Code", that players can activate in the first chapter to unlock Bayonetta right away. After beating the story for the first time and having 2,000,000 O-Parts in the original Wii U version of the game, at the start of Operation 001-A, enter the following command: [↑ ↓ ↑ → ← XBYA] while holding the ZR button.
A small jingle will sound if entered correctly. In the Remastered version of The Wonderful 101, the directional inputs for the code were changed to [↓ ↑ ↓ ← → XBYA] while holding the ZR button.
In game, Bayonetta operates in a similar manner to Wonder-Green, summoning her Scarborough Fair guns as weapons whose power is interdependent with the amount of Wonderful Ones she unites up with. The more Wonderful Ones that are being used, the larger the number of guns, which can reach up to a maximum of four. Her most powerful ability drastically increases her in size where she uses one of her standard combos on enemies for massive damage.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
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On December 15, 2015, Bayonetta was confirmed as the final DLC character for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U during the game's final post-release presentation. Her inclusion was thanks to the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot where players around the world voted for their ideal characters to be included in the game. Bayonetta ranked first place in Europe and among the top five in North America; among the negotiable and realizable characters, she ranked first place worldwide. Bayonetta's inclusion became controversial when it was revealed that some of her preliminary data was added to the game only two weeks after the Fighter Ballot opened, eight months before the announcement, but this may indicate that the bulk of the votes took place within that two-week time period.
Bayonetta, seven Trophies, and a stage modeled after the Umbra Clock Tower were released on February 3, 2016 in North America and on February 4, 2016 in Europe and Asia. 11 music tracks from the series were also included for the Wii U version of the DLC. Bayonetta's default outfit is based on Bayonetta 2 and features Love Is Blue, while her alternate outfit is based on the original Bayonetta and features Scarborough Fair. Due to the game's E10+ rating, Bayonetta's hair-based attacks such as Wicked Weaves were slightly censored to maintain the rating. Instead of most of her outfit disappearing when summoning Wicked Weaves or Gomorrah, Bayonetta's top becomes sleeveless and the rest only disappears up to her upper thighs. The diamonds on her default Bayonetta 2 outfit were slightly darkened to avoid showing too much skin.
In the game, Bayonetta is a powerful high-tier combo fighter. Many of her moves and abilities come from the original games. Almost all of her attacks have many individual strengths and can reliably combo into each other, allowing her to dominate against other characters. Despite having a few disadvantages in specific areas, Bayonetta is widely considered to be the best character in the game by the competitive Super Smash Bros. community.
As with other Super Smash Bros. fighters, amiibo figurines based on Bayonetta were released on July 21, 2017. Two versions were released: one with her default outfit based on Bayonetta 2 and one with her alternate outfit based on Bayonetta. The latter, named "Bayonetta - Player 2", was exclusively released at Best Buy in the United States.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Bayonetta was confirmed to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate along with every other character that was ever playable in the series' history. Rather than DLC, Bayonetta is unlockable in the base game through gameplay. Her cosmetic appearance mostly remained the same, though Love Is Blue and Scarborough Fair have louder sound effects to more easily differentiate them.
Due to her being the best character in the previous game, Bayonetta was incredibly nerfed in Ultimate. Among other nerfs, many of her combos were removed or changed to make them much less powerful and harder to pull off; her KO potential was made much lower; and her present weaknesses were made worse. Despite having some noteworthy buffs, the rest of the roster in Ultimate received many more buffs. As a result, Bayonetta is considered the most-nerfed character from 3DS and Wii U into Ultimate and one of the worst characters in the game overall. Updates to the game have since granted her a few buffs to make her slightly more competitive against the other characters.
Bayonetta also appears as two Fighter Spirits, each wearing her unique outfits from the first two games. 17 other Spirits based on other characters from the series are also available: five Primary Spirits and 12 Support Spirits. Rodin was added as a new Assist Trophy. All of the music tracks previously available in the previous game, as well as the Umbra Clock Tower stage, are also included in Ultimate.
In January 12th 2019, Dx2 announced a collaboration with Bayonetta. On February 14th 2019 , the collaboration event began and It was revealed that both Bayonetta and Jeanne would be playable demons and that Beloved was an enemy boss. Bayonetta's appearance is based on the first game and she wields Scarborough Fair, featuring her exact moveset from the first game. For details of her moveset, see the DX2 Wiki page here: https://dx2wiki.com/index.php/Bayonetta%E2%98%86
- "You've played enough hide and seek, my scurrying little friend!"
- "I'm sorry. I forgot to mention one of the reasons I hunt your kind. You're much too ugly not to put out of your misery."
- "You know, you're not nearly so ugly when you're screaming."
- "If you get in my way, I will... How do the Americans put it? Oh yes... Bust a cap in yo' ass."
- "Yours is a face only a mother could love, and one I could never forget. If only I could remember where from…"
- "I'm not much for the talkative types. How about we have a little fun, instead? You did plan on having fun with me, right? There'll be plenty of time for pillow talk afterwards."
- "Bugger! And I didn't make any time for pillow talk."
- "Hello there, Cheshire!"
- "How odd. You seem to know where I'm going before I do. Yet you don't seem to know how to drive a car in a straight line."
- "Oh my… That was bloody amazing."
- "Another one looking to line his pockets. Huh, I'm beginning to see why Enzo is so fond of you."
- "I feel like a fucking celebrity in this town."
- "Ugh, Fine."
- "Don't worry. It's always scary the first time you see them."
- "Now, where are my new best friends? I suppose one of them is an adult, so they should be okay."
- "You're absolutely delusional. If I leave her, he'll never shut up about it. And his whining is twice as irritating as anything the child could muster."
- "Another talkative type. I don't think I've got time to entertain your blather. I'd much rather hear it straight from your boss."
- "So where was I? Oh yes. Your kind invitation. I do hope you've prepared dessert as well. Oh what a lovely tea party! And dancing, too! Cereza, my dear, watch and learn!"
- "If there's two things I hate in this world, it's cockroaches and crying babies! Well, a crying baby cockroach would be truly terrible… So don't you dare cry."
- "Tentacles! Why did it have to be tentacles?!"
- "You know the rules: no cockroaches or crying babies."
- "Where the hell am I? I better have got frequent flyer miles for that flight."
- "Juu'nen hayain dayo!"
- "As long as there's music, I'll keep on dancing."
- "I can't help it if I like the little outfits. The toys are nice, too."
- “When you love something, never lose it. Understand, little one? You must keep it safe, close to your heart.”
- "Put your foot down, Cheshire! I'll take care of our little pest problem."
- "I've often seen a girl without lipstick, but lipstick without a girl!? Most curious, isn't it Cheshire?"
- "Come now, Cheshire. Look at me. Do I look like I have any interest in children? Now making them… Well, that's another story."
- "In the language of flowers, rosemary equates to remembrance… Suits me now, doesn't it?"
- "Do you naughty little angels deserve a good spanking?!"
- "Let's dance, boys!"
- "I should have been a pole dancer!"
- "Don't fuck with a witch!"
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
- "Look at what you've done to my outfit. You're so impatient."
- "You're not dead yet."
- "A pointless wish."
- "Mother is waiting."
- "Bye, daddy!"
- "Oh, you are not dead yet."
- "You know what I need? Some heels without guns."
- "A Lumen Sage… cheeky! No one bothered telling me any of your kind survived."
- "Now than you mention it...I still haven't quite figured out how a broke, bumbling wise guy managed to turn himself into a semi-respectable family man."
- "You know, I try to avoid doing this in my Sunday best."
- "This is why I never buy anything on sale..."
- "Now it's time to be naughty."
- "I'm not one for pets who don't listen to their masters.
- "Let the real Santa take care of the presents. Now let's go."
- "I can't believe you, Enzo. I didn't know the in-flight service was exclusive to fat Italians."
- "Sorry, Enzo, this is where I get off. Say hi to the wife and kids for me!"
- "Jeanne...I'm on my way. Just behave yourself for a bit longer."
- "I'm afraid I don't have time to dance too long. A friend is waiting for me."
- "You seem to have skipped school the day they taught basic negotiation skills. You're supposed to negotiate from a position of strength, little one. Not just be a one trick pony."
- "More tricks, little magician? Maybe you've got more to offer than I expected. For the time being though, stay here and don't get frisky."
- "Just don't stick your nose where it doesn't belong, Cheshire."
- "Where did you learn that trick, little one? I've never seen a witch--or a sage, for that matter-- pull off something like that."
- "Right, let's go. I've got a party and I've no intention of being late."
- "I don't recall asking for your permission. Oh, and I was wrong about our final destinations. Going down."
- "Fuck! The boy! Forgot about that..."
- "What kind of adult picks on little children?"
- "Trust me, little one, he's not my type."
- "Oh my… you're a Lumen Sage!?"
- "I think my friends and I might have had a falling out. Why would Infernals be after me...?"
- "Good to know some of you are keeping your part of the contract."
- "I came to pick up a friend. It's almost her curfew."
- "If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were the most persistent stalker I've met yet."
- "Wonderful!! That's the second dress in a month!"
- "No... I am fine."
- "Your halo is mine!" (While using Kulshedra)
- "Bring it!" (While using Shuraba in Bayonetta)
- "You want to touch me?" (While using Scarborough Fair in Bayonetta)
- "Come on!" (While using Sai Fung)
- "I've got a fever, and the only cure is more dead angels!" (While holding down Controls taunt in Bayonetta)
- "Let's dance!" (While using Lt. Col. Kilgore)
- "If you need to learn how to talk to a lady, ask your mum!" (While holding Controls taunt in Bayonetta 2)
- "New 'do, dead you." (While using Salamandra)
- "Boring." (While using Kafka)
- "You're making it easy!" (While using Rakshasa)
- "Dreadful!" (While using Love Is Blue )
- "That all you've got?" (While using Undine)
- "My turn now!" (While using Alruna)
- "Miss Me baby?" (While using Chernobog)
- "Don't make me beg." (While using Takemikazuchi)
- (when wearing the Chain Chomp Umbran Fragrance) "Mamma-mia!"
Activating Witch Time
- "Nice try!"
- "Not quite!"
- "Can't touch me!"
- "Too late!"
- "So close…"
- "Is that all you've got?"
- "Got you!"
- "Right on time!"
Character Selection/Tag Climax
- "Ah! You want to play with Bayonetta?"
- "You've got the right eye for talent."
- "Shall we?"
- "Did I hog the spotlight?"
- "Do you like my haircut?"
- "Heel kick!"
- "You take the wheel!"
- "Kiss this!"
- "I've had enough...of your games!"
- "See ya!"
- "Ta ta!"
- "Let's dance!"
- Rosa: Bayonetta possesses immense respect and love for her mother, regarding her as a hero. Despite having confused her own older self with her mother and subsequently learning this, she still maintained a high level of respect for Rosa and fought alongside her after being moved into the past by Loki's Remembrance of Time. According to the Eyes of Bayonetta 2, the skill level which Rosa exhibits with the Bullet Arts during her time in the past had left her speechless. She is visibly disturbed and saddened by her death.
- Balder: Bayonetta maintains a complex relationship with him. Originally, she had not maintained much of a relationship of her father due to his exile. However, in the present day, he had brought back a past Cereza, altering history. When she first met him as a adult five hundred years later, she denounces him as her father for starting the nightmarish events of the Witch Hunts. However, as witnessed from her younger self that later changes Bayonetta's original history, she had formed a attachment to her father nevertheless. She was unaware of the Masked Lumen's identity of being the past Balder brought to the future, only finding him somewhat annoying as he constantly made attempts to kill Loki, and had no qualms battling him. After finding out his true identity and further learning he was not responsible for causing the Witch Hunts as he claimed as an older man and his devastation over her mother's death, she instead finds herself sympathetic to him and becomes concerned for his well-being. Her genuine love for her father is what enabled the both of them to summon Omne. She also becomes saddened to learn his corruption to evil came from his honorable sacrifice to contain Loptr. She had a tendency to call him by his actual name and actively hid her real name for an unknown reason after finding out the Masked Lumen's true identity.
- Jeanne: Described as her childhood best friend and rival, Bayonetta initially finds her a mysterious and vexing individual until she regains her memory of her. Rekindling her friendship with Jeanne after twenty years of amnesia, she is fiercely attached to her to the point of venturing to Inferno for her well-being. Much like all her friends, she has a tendency to exchange banter with Jeanne teasingly, with the latte replying with equal teasing. It is also known that the both of them live together.
- Cereza (Time Displacement): Unaware of being her younger self for most of the events, she comes to be a protective and inspirational figure for the younger Cereza despite her initially reception of Cereza being a "crybaby". She nicknames her younger self "Little One".
- Luka Redgrave: Following her under the assumption for being the killer of his father and calling him "Cheshire" much to his chagrin, Luka had a vehement hatred of Bayonetta. However, he soon forms a solid partnership which includes him looking after Cereza and keeping her out of trouble once the young child helps him realize Bayonetta is not the one who killed his father. In turn, she comes to care for Luka, though she still teases him and calls him "Cheshire," much to his annoyance. After he finds out the truth of his father's death, the both of them maintain a strange but improving friendship, with Bayonetta coming to find him a useful ally while Luka has a tendency to longingly stare at her bosom. In the sequel, however, most of the time he tends to annoy her and she would put him in his place (such as kicking him away). Hideki Kamiya himself revealed that Bayonetta teases and picks on Luka due to his annoyance and would never commit to a romantic relationship with him, as he would end up dead long before she would.
- Madama Butterfly: The demon with whom she made her pact. Although rarely interacting with her personally, she is grateful for the fact that she maintained her loyalty and honors their contract.
- Loki: The supernatural being and half of Aesir. She and Loki started off trading barbs. However, she also forms a attachment to him and grew empathetic to his amnesiac state which she had gone through as well. The both of them often exchange banters with one another and while Bayonetta is protective of him. Bayonetta makes a habit of usually patronizing Loki due to his appearance as a child, even when learning that he is, in actuality, far more older. After defeating the ascended Loptr, she wonders if they would meet as he departed and insisted that he call her Cereza, although the latter commented she still didn't look like a "Cereza" to him. She also nicknamed him "Little One".
- Enzo: An informant of hers, she maintains a odd relationship with him. Tending to use his resources and even himself as a means to her end and is callous and inconsiderate about his problems. Regarding him as a "broke, bumbling wise guy" and a "semi-respectable family man", she is protective enough to save him from harm's way. Jeanne once suggested that she should make an effort in being more nicer to Enzo.
- Rodin: One of her informants and ally who supplies her with weaponry. She maintains what resembles a professional relationship with the demon and has even accepted his aid. Like with everyone else, she tend to banter with him, though doesn't take his teasing her of coming to him weeping for help in her battles. According to Hideki Kamiya when asked if they shared a relationship beyond a professional one, he only states that they have a "special relationship", with character designer Mari Shimazaki elaborating that he plays a "big brother" role with Bayonetta.
- Bayonetta is voiced by Hellena Taylor in all of her English appearances and was initially the only voice for Bayonetta upon the first game's initial release in Japan. Hideki Kamiya explained in an interview that he wanted a British accented voice actress for Bayonetta, because witches were more of a European myth than Japanese. Bayonetta's Japanese voice actress for the Wii U version of Bayonetta, Bloody Fate and Bayonetta 2 is Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost In The Shell and Hibana From Kunoichi.
- Hellena Taylor says that she had problems in pronouncing the words for summoning demons because "they were so weird" but Kris Zimmerman-Salter, a voice director, helped her with pronunciation.
- In a scene during Chapter III of the first game, Bayonetta surfs on a wave of lava and says "Dancin'-a-go-go, baby!" which is a reference to Viewtiful Joe.
- Bayonetta also references some of Dante's quotes from Devil May Cry, such as when she tells Fortitudo to "Flock off, feather face", which is a direct quote from the first Devil May Cry game.
- She also uses "Let's rock, baby." in both games, also a direct quote from Dante.
- Bayonetta's watch contains the numbers 14111219. It represents the year/month/date of Bayonetta's birthday, which is December 19, 1411.
- When playing as Jeanne in either game, the outfit that resembles Bayonetta's default look is referred to as a 'battle uniform' of the Umbra Witches. It can be assumed from this that Bayonetta's outfit is the usual outfit Umbra Witches would wear when in battle.
- The ribbons that Bayonetta initially wears in her hair read the word "BAYONETTA" in demonic script, which is supposed to hint where she got her modern alias from. According to Enzo in Bloody Fate, the name "Bayonetta" was given to her by Rodin. The ribbons were originally supposed to be the thing that bound the hands and feet of dead Witches in their resting places, as shown in the Eyes of Bayonetta artbook.
- Bayonetta's ability to weave her magic through her hair is a reference to an old European belief that women with long hair were more likely to be targeted by incubi, which later evolved into the idea that witches used their hair in magic.
- In his commentary for the first game, Hideki Kamiya calls Bayonetta's "Serious Mode" one of the first tested basic designs for the character that was rejected because the hair would cloak the figure. During playthroughs, developers realized that Bayonetta has a hard time fighting big bosses with her usual attacks and thus, Serious Mode was born, where every attack creates a Wicked Weave; the older character design was then reused to spice the scene up.
- When in Beast Within form, a trail of black roses and skull-headed flowers are left wherever Bayonetta runs. This is a reference to Okami, where, depending on how fast Amaterasu is running, grass or flowers bloom in an identical manner.
- In his commentary, Kamiya mentions that at some point in development a teenage version of Bayonetta was present in the game, linked to an older version of Magic Gauge - the Gauge used to replenish with time, and if the player would use up all the orbs, Bayonetta would morph into this teenage version of herself. When the way the Magic Gauge works was changed, teenage Bayonetta was dropped too.
- In both games, Bayonetta is never seen without her glasses. In one of the cutscenes in the first game before fighting Temperantia, she does take them off, but her face remains off-camera. In his commentary, Kamiya mentions that one of the developers once said: "For Bayonetta, her glasses are like her underwear: never let yourself be seen without them". Ironically, Cereza was seen without her glasses.
- If Bayonetta shoots idly at a wall, she will start writing her initials and hearts with the bullets.
- When Bayonetta draws on Luka's face with the lipstick in the first game, she draws the circle similar to that of Amaterasu from Okami on his forehead, along with whiskers and an animal’s mouth.
- Bayonetta's ability to transform into a crow and a panther are similar to a concept in Okami that had Amaterasu transforming into a dolphin and a falcon—although, unlike Bayonetta, the idea did not appear in the final version of Okami.
- Bayonetta was going to be included in the Sega crossover kart-racing game Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed as a playable character, but according to a forum post from the developers, she was scrapped because the developers had trouble trying to keep her in-character without the ESRB/PEGI rating potentially going up.
- Jubileus, The Creator roughly resembles Bayonetta, especially regarding Jubileus' wearing eyewear similar to Bayonetta's butterfly glasses, a similar hairdo and something similar to her Umbran Watch on her chest. According to Hideki Kamiya in the official artbook commentary, this design was intentional as Jubileus, Bayonetta and Queen Sheba are supposed to represent the most powerful beings in their respective dimensions.
- Bayonetta's intolerance of crying babies and cockroaches is referenced in The Wonderful 101, when one of the later bosses calls the titular superheroes "crying baby cockroaches".
- When questioned if Bayonetta and Jeanne were blood related, Hideki Kamiya stated that they are not related by blood but are just of the same clan. He elaborated that Bayonetta is of English descent whilst Jeanne is French.
- Bayonetta's long taunt in Bayonetta 2 is a reference to Hideki Kamiya, who frequently responds to questions asked of him on Twitter with "Ask your mom."
- When Hideki Kamiya was asked about the relationship between Bayonetta and Luka, he simply stated: "She teases Luka; like a toy, but will never commit, he'd die long before her."
- According to the other-media appearances, Bayonetta's weight is 4.67 Umbran Witch Weight and her stature is 11.951 Umbran Witch Height.
- Bayonetta makes several references to the novel "Alice in Wonderland" that was written by author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in both games: repeatedly calling Luka "Cheshire", which is also the name of Cereza's stuffed doll, and calling herself "An innocent little girl lost in Wonderland, suffering at the hand of the queen's trumped-up troops" to Loki in their first introduction.
- Although there has been changes in the timeline, it does not seem have affected any of her relationship or history with other characters.
- As a running joke through out both games, during the game intro, Bayonetta would be forced to use regular firearms before getting her magical guns (Scarborough Fair and Love Is Blue) and complain when said firearms break under the stress. Another gag is between her and Luka, where Luka would come to her "rescue" without realizing she is in Purgatorio, which would therefore cause him to fail and then slam into a wall.
- In the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. 4, if the player picks Bayonetta's "A Witch With No Memories" costume, she will speak English, but in her Bayonetta 2 outfit, she will speak Japanese. This reflects how Japanese dubbing wasn't put in the original Bayonetta, and was exclusive to Bayonetta 2.
- A running joke is that Bayonetta has a team with Jeanne, Luka, Rodin, Enzo as they are always seen in the end and the team is nicknamed "Team Bayonetta".
- Appeared in the fan-made web series DEATH BATTLE! who fought against Dante from Devil May Cry, who was also created by Kamiya, he gets annoyed whenever people ask him about the fight on Twitter.
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- Bayonetta Developer Commentary: BayoTV - Kamiya: Well, another axis of time has been created so we have parallel worlds going on. So Bayo's world is Bayo's world, separate from this new world. The Eyes of the World are probably the only ones affected by both worlds.
- Bayonetta: Madama Butterfly's entry - "If a conjurer were to sign a contract and trade her soul, the demon would impart upon her enormous power and great wisdom".