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Do not fear your fate. Stand, Cereza. Stand and open your eyes. For with every truth, there is another one to be seen. ― Jeanne to Cereza

Jeanne is the former heiress to the Umbra Witches and Bayonetta's best friend. Befriending her during their childhood, Jeanne was responsible for sealing away Bayonetta during the Witch Hunts to foil the corrupted Balder's plan of resurrecting Jubileus, The Creator, during the Festival of Resurrection.[3]

500 years later, Jeanne was revealed to have been captured by Balder's forces and subjected to mental reprogramming from his magical abilities. She worked alongside him in order to bring forth Bayonetta's memory and eventually becomes her ally after breaking free of Balder's control.[3]

After Jubileus' defeat, she returns to being a high school teacher and vigilante who defends her students in her spare time[4] in addition to hanging out with Bayonetta.

In the second game, Jeanne's soul is captured by the demons of Inferno after saving Bayonetta from being struck by Gomorrah. She is threatened to be lost in Inferno and consumed by the Infernal Demon, Alraune. However, she is saved and helps both Bayonetta and a past Balder travel to Fimbulventr and defeat Loptr.[5]

Jeanne is the primary playable character in the final chapter of Bayonetta, and can be unlocked post-game to play in the main story. In Bayonetta 2, she is unlocked post-game and is also playable in Tag Climax. Along with Bayonetta and Viola, she is playable throughout Bayonetta 3, but only in her Spy Action chapters, Phenomenal Remnant chapters, as well as when facing Rodin or the Golem.

History

Original History

As a child, Jeanne met the outcast of the Umbran clan, Cereza, and formed a strong friendship and bond her. As an adult, Jeanne was next in line to lead the Umbra Witches. As part of her final trial, she had to engage combat with another Witch of the clan. Despite it being forbidden at the Umbran Elder's insistence, she chose her friend, Cereza, as her opponent. During the combat trial, the Angels of Paradiso attacked the clan and both Jeanne and Cereza teamed up to fight them. Upon reaching a room full of slain Witches, with Rosa among them, Cereza lost her will to fight. Seeing this, Jeanne used a special dagger to impale Cereza and seal her away along with her memories. Jeanne faces the oncoming horde of Angels alone.

Altered History

In the altered timeline, Cereza wore her Umbran Watch close to her heart; as a result, the dagger did not pierce her and Cereza stayed to fight the angels with Jeanne.

Story

Bayonetta

500 years after the Witch Hunts and sealing Cereza away, Jeanne was brainwashed by Balder to work for the forces of Paradiso. Despite having been an ally in the past, she is forced to both fight Cereza and lead her to her "fate". Jeanne and Cereza, now known as Bayonetta, first meet each other again when a plane full of Laguna (summoned by the self-sacrifice of Vigridian noblemen, which Jeanne witnessed) falls into Bayonetta and Enzo's position. After a brief fight with her fellow witch, Jeanne leaves without saying a word. Sometime afterward they meet each other in Vigrid, where she tells Bayonetta that she disappointed her. They fight again for Bayonetta's Umbran Watch, and after the fight Jeanne leaves, saying that Bayonetta is not ready yet.

They fight three more times after this encounter. The first takes place on the Umbran and Lumen holy grounds, where she is found speaking to the Cardinal Virtue Temperantia and showcases her Beast Within abilities. The next occurs in a plane from the Valkyrie Military transport, where she converses with the Cardinal Virtue Sapientia and taunts Bayonetta about her relationship with Cereza. This ends in her being knocked out by a wave as she pursues Bayonetta going to search for Cereza. Bayonetta confronts Jeanne for the final time on Isla Del Sol, where Jeanne activates the city security systems and seemingly kills both Luka and Cereza.

After talking about Bayonetta's fate as the Left Eye, they start an intense fight that ends up in one wall of a skyscraper of the island, after flying and fighting in rockets and other buildings that got collapsed. After her final defeat, Jeanne comes to her senses, telling Bayonetta that in the past they were not enemies at all, but friends, despite Bayonetta having been exiled and Jeanne being the heir to the clan. She takes the gem from Bayonetta's Umbran Watch (which says "Jeanne and Cereza"), revealing that it was not one of the Eyes of the World, but the last remaining piece of the seal she had placed on her in order to protect her 500 years ago. Jeanne encourages her one more time before she is seemingly killed by two rockets that collide with the building.

Jeanne in her Umbra Witch outfit.

In the final chapter, it is revealed that Jeanne did not die in the explosion, instead she used the red jewel that she used to seal Bayonetta centuries ago to protect herself from the impact and also break free from Balder's manipulation. When Bayonetta is awakened as the Left Eye and Jubileus is ressurected, Jeanne rides to her rescue. When Balder mocks Jeanne for being disregarded for Bayonetta as the Left Eye, she responds that she doesn't care about the power and she is there to rescue her "Umbran sister".

When she pulls Bayonetta out of the Jubileus' eye, she is apparently killed again by a shockwave, but returns in the end to help Bayonetta destroy Jubileus by using her hair in conjunction with Bayonetta's to summon Queen Sheba. After saving Bayonetta from an incoming rock, she ironically claims that "even after destroying that abomination, it is still is going to destroy the world" and that she is going to get her out of there even if it costs her own life, claiming that she is "one of a kind". After Bayonetta insists that they "both are one of a kind", they destroy Jubileus' body together and return to Earth.

A few days later, a 'funeral' is held for Bayonetta, with Jeanne disguised as a nun and praying to summon angels, just as Bayonetta did in the Prologue of the game. When the angels come down from Paradiso to claim Bayonetta's soul, Jeanne mimics the previous actions of her fellow witch further by proceeding to assault them. This is the signal for Bayonetta to rise from her coffin. Their friendship renewed, the two remaining Umbra Witches fight side by side against the angels in the graveyard.

Bayonetta 2

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Jeanne's new look in Bayonetta 2

In a bright cityscape after the events of the first game, just before Christmas, Jeanne meets with Bayonetta on her motorbike to comment on how things between the Trinity Of Realities have been unusual. She agrees to pick up some things for her and Bayonetta's party that evening and drives off. When Bayonetta has to fight with an influx of angels hijacking the Platinum Stars display team, Jeanne reappears flying one of the jets through the city to help eliminate them. After a rail bridge is destroyed, the witches meet up and Bayonetta asks if Jeanne has gotten everything. Jeanne claims they can pick up the missing caviar if they finish up quickly. The pair engage with Belief in a battle which ultimately leads Bayonetta to call upon Gomorrah to finish the angel off. However, the demon suddenly breaks free from his bonds and turns on his master. Jeanne notices this and quickly rushes to save Bayonetta and is hit in the process, knocking her soul from her body. Jeanne is then dragged down through a portal into Inferno. After dispatching Gomorrah, Bayonetta is seen carrying Jeanne's lifeless body.

Bayonetta later learns that Jeanne's soul can still be saved before it is completely absorbed into Inferno by reuniting Jeanne's Umbran Watch with her soul. In order to travel to Inferno, she also learns she has to go through the fabled Gates of Hell found at the sacred mountain of Fimbulventr. She urges Jeanne to hang on as she travels to the mountain to rescue her.

When Bayonetta eventually makes it into the depths of Inferno, the demon Alraune has captured Jeanne's soul in order to use the witch's power for her own. After a titanic battle, Bayonetta rips Jeanne's soul free and manages to barely make the time limit to save her. Jeanne awakens and begins to float off towards her body in order to be revived, but not before warning her friend that something big is about to happen to the world and that she needs to be careful.

Jeanne later appears in her fully revived state in a fighter jet to escort Bayonetta and young Balder to the top of Fimbulventr and rescue Loki from Loptr's clutches. She later summons Gomorrah to swallow Loptr's physical body after Bayonetta wins in her own fight with him. Several days after the events on Fimbulventr, Jeanne accompanies Bayonetta on some shopping during the after-holiday sales. That's when a jet surrounded by Angels flies towards them, and the two Witches enter Purgatorio to engage in battle once more.

Bayonetta 3

Jeanne first appears in the Prologue amidst the Homunculi invasion, where she rescues Bayonetta from a massive blast from an Aureole, riding her motorcycle across falling skyscrapers and picking her best friend up to safety. Once landed on a piece of a yacht lodged between debris and hanging just off a massive sinkhole, the two witches are ambushed by Kraken. After successfully repelling its onslaught, Bayonetta and Jeanne find themselves falling, with the Demon in hot pursuit. Jeanne gets imprisoned in the Kraken's maws, which Bayonetta quickly pries open with the help of Madama Butterfly after beating the Demon into submission. Jeanne is rescued, although left unconscious while the city suffers massive damage from the invasion.

After regrouping at the Gates of Hell and being introduced to Viola, Jeanne briefly attacks her, questioning the young Witch's intentions and the origins of her powers, to which Viola reveals the existence of the Multiverse and that she is already familiar with Umbra Witches, notably alternate versions of Jeanne and Bayonetta, whom she reveals are already gone along with their Universe. She shares her plan to find the five Chaos Gears across the multiple alternate universes, an undertaking she requests Bayonetta's aid for.

Jeanne, however, is tasked with infiltrating the secret G.O.R.C. facility to find Doctor Sigurd, whose expertise is needed to use the Chaos Gears and stop Singularity's plans for multiversal conquest. When she arrives at the facility, now overrun by Homunculi who are seemingly also tasked with capturing the Doctor, Jeanne discovers that it is permeated by a field that seals her magic and prevents her from summoning Infernal Demons. She is forced to rely on stealth and guile to find Sigurd and escape from the facility with him.

Afterwards, she and the Doctor join Bayonetta at Thule in order to open the portal to the Alphaverse by using an ancient device and the five Chaos Gears that Bayonetta collected. When the device is halted by a Homunculus attack, Jeanne summons Madama Styx to kickstart the gears back up.

At Jeanne's behest, Bayonetta passes through the portal to the Alphaverse, as she is the only one who can stop Singularity. Jeanne stays back and holds off the army of Homunculi while protecting Sigurd. However, he reveals himself to be a disguised Singularity and fatally stabs Jeanne, effectively killing her and absorbing her soul.

Jeanne appears one last time during Bayonetta's last fight with Singularity, her soul freed along with the hundreds of other Variants who were slain. She quickly deals a few blows with Bayonetta, damaging Singularity enough to send it flying back to Earth. As Bayonetta and Singularity re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, Jeanne's soul drifts away and vanishes, suggesting either a complete erasure from reality, or perhaps indicating her return to her Universe, as the fight happens in Singularity's own Universe.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Jeanne first appears in Bayonetta Origins inside Cereza's dream; she warns Cereza that she's running out of time to see her mother and offers to help her reach the cell. Upon completing the game, a secret chapter is unlocked titled Jeanne's Tale, which features Jeanne as the main playable character. After sensing that Cereza was in trouble, Jeanne projected her soul from her body to head to Avalon Forest. Once reaching the forest, she finds Cereza's possessed Cheshire doll being sucked by a void; she offers the demon a new vessel to inhabit, her own cat doll named Charles. Jeanne and Charles work together to find Cereza, traversing the forest until they find Morgana's house. Entering the house, they see Cereza, frozen in stone. It is then that a mysterious entity called Affirmer of Phenomena appears and tells Jeanne to leave. The young witch refuses, so the entity gives her a vision of her future; Jeanne sees a vision of herself as an adult getting impaled by a spear, and the entity tells her that that will be her fate if she doesn't leave. Despite the warning, Jeanne still faces the entity head on, willingly accepting her fate. After defeating the entity, Cereza is saved, but Jeanne's soul projection begins to weaken; she tells Charles/Cheshire to not tell Cereza of what happened, before fading away.

Appearance

Bayonetta

Jeanne is portrayed as a slender and mildly curvy woman. She has silver hair styled in a pixie cut and grey eyes. She wears a red bodysuit made by the clothing line "d'Arc."; it has a buttoned patch starting from the left side of her chest down to her right heel, with a white layer underneath. The suit has a rather large black renaissance-style collar with her Umbran Watch resting right in the center. She also has black cuffs on her arms, as well as red open-toe heels. She has a pair of red glasses on her head and a few black feathers over her right ear. In an opening cutscene, she wears a red musketeer hat with a feather.

Bayonetta 2

Jeanne makes a reappearance in Bayonetta 2 with a makeover of her own. She has used magic to considerably lengthen and grow her hair to thigh-length, with a bang covering her right eye. Her new outfit is a red skin-tight biker suit with angular shoulders and a vertical stripe design. Her Watch is now placed near her left breast. She also wears gloves and thigh-high boots, also sporting the stripe design. On her head are a pair of silver and orange goggles which appear to have a cat/mask like design, as well as golden feather-like earrings with red jewels. She retains the use of her All 4 One guns, which have feline Musketeers acting as the charms, pointing towards her new cat theme.

Bayonetta 3

Jeanne undergoes her most radical redesign to date in Bayonetta 3, drifting away from her deep red jumpsuits; this time around, she sports a 60s-inspired[6] red and pink high-neck mod shift dress with horizontal zigzag patterns of different shades of pink, red and gold, and pink tights with floral designs to match. The dress seems to have a neck piece with a lily flower. Her ensemble is accentuated by her white dotted fur jacket worn as a cape, pink bracelets, short red gloves, and new red shoes resembling lace-up pumps. She has a new pair of glasses, also red, rounder and larger than before. Jeanne's new hairdo is partially reminiscent of her Bayonetta 2 hairstyle, being semi-long with a wavy half-up-half-down style held together by a brooch on the top of her head. All 4 One seems to feature handkerchiefs as the new charms, further enforcing the 60s vibe.

Personality

In comparison to the more coquettish and level-headed Bayonetta, Jeanne is far more serious, aggressive, and crude in personality. She is prideful of her heritage as an Umbra Witch and is a determined individual, having constantly pushed herself to the limit to becoming a powerful witch. She can also be rebellious and willing to break even rules set by Umbran law, such as befriending Bayonetta as a child despite being considered "impure" and even openly challenging her in battle despite the Umbran Elder vehemently denying the legitimacy of the challenge.[3] She has also proved to be a loyal friend to Bayonetta, having almost sacrificed her own life and soul to save her several times.

According to her profile in The Wonderful 101, she is described to prefer more traditional and tested tactics, using a more careful and reasoned fighting style compared to her fellow Umbra Witch and best friend. While working as a high school teacher, she is mild mannered but hides a heroic side, which shows when she adopts her heroic alias of Cutie J and is dedicated to ridding the school of wrongdoings. Her hobbies are also expressed to be shopping.[2]

While under Balder's mind control, she retains much of her personality though to a more warped, sinister, and malicious end. She seemed to enjoying testing and taunting Bayonetta in her amnesia and past. She also has very little patience for the Laguna and often rebelled in their interference in her battles with Bayonetta in an effort to awaken her Left Eye of Darkness. Under a darker influence, she was willing to bring harm to Isla Del Sol, the time-displaced Cereza, and Luka in order to goad Bayonetta into anger and fight at her fullest extent.[3]

Abilities

Physical

Thanks to her training, Jeanne is a extremely skilled combatant, being a master of Bullet Arts and other forms of weaponry that rival the likes of Bayonetta. She is described as being either just as strong as Bayonetta or slightly stronger (though she has been defeated by Bayonetta twice in battle).[3] Her preference in battle is that of a katana, notably the Angel Slayer, making her a proficient swordswoman.[2]

Jeanne possesses exceptional physical might and agility that seemingly rivals the likes of Bayonetta. She is strong enough to have survived re-entry into the Earth after the defeat of Jubileus and manage to lash out on Sapientia by stomping on his head several times despite his extremely large size, causing him to fall while in flight into the ocean.[3]

Magic

An Umbran Witch, Jeanne possesses magical powers similar to that of her rival and best friend, Bayonetta. As an Umbra Witch, she is easily capable of seeing the other realm known as Purgatorio and entering it at will. Skilled in the Dark Arts, Jeanne also possesses some magical abilities unrelated to the dark arts, most notably being capable of sealing Bayonetta in an effort to keep her away from a corrupted Balder. She is also capable of telekinesis and was shown to control bullets with this skill. When using this power, her eyes turn red.[3]

Due to her pact with Madama Styx, Jeanne is able to attain great power and knowledgeable counsel.[3]

Dark Arts and Magic Techniques

  • Umbran Climax & Serious Mode: Very similar techniques that allow Jeanne to enter into an ascended state of her power. While under this technique, she continuously summons the limbs of her pact demon, Madama Styx, in her attacks. When using certain weapons such as Angel Slayer, she may instead manifest larger bladed constructs in her attacks. When using the Umbran Climax technique, she can use the special technique, "Infernal Weaves".[3][5]
  • Witch Time: Jeanne is capable of using the Umbra Witch's signature temporal control technique that allows her to move at extremely high speeds. She is also capable of "stacking" the effects of her witch time at will, further increasing her speed.[3]
  • Beast Within: A magical technique that transforms Jeanne into various animals at will. Instead of Panther, Crow, Bat and Snake-Within, she has access to Lynx, Owl, Moth and Centipede-Within.[3]
  • Witch Walk: A technique that allows Jeanne to defy gravity and walk on any vertical surface. This technique can only be used under a full moon[3] or by select devices created by Lord Aesir.[5]
  • Wicked Weaves: Using her hair as a conduit, Jeanne can bring forth infernal demons's limbs or even summon them at will. Her skill in Wicked Weaves makes her own slightly stronger than Bayonetta's own (in gameplay, her Wicked Weaves deal 1.5x more damage).[3]
  • Infernal Weaves: An even more powerful variant of Wicked Weaves used during Umbran Climax. This allows her to send forth infernal demons during her combo attacks for additional damage.[3]
  • Alchemy: Jeanne is able to gather crystallized magical compounds such as Mandragora Roots, Baked Geckos and Unicorn Horns to concoct lollipops. These can bolster her power, render her impervious to all damage, or simply restore her health or magic.

Torture Attacks

Like Bayonetta, Jeanne can perform special attacks to potentially finish off her opponents. By chanting in Enochian, she can summon various objects in order to potentially kill her opponents.[3][5]

Summoning

Main article: Infernal Demons
Main article: Enochian

Other

Jeanne is a capable driver, skillfully riding a motorcycle on a rocket created by the Ithavoll Group.[3] She is also skilled at aviation and can pilot a jet with proficiency.[5]

Equipment

  • Umbran Watch: A mirrored compact doubling as a watch which has her name and date of birth engraved on it. This watch also allows her to remain youthful and halt her aging.

Weapons

Jeanne and Bayonetta share movesets and weapons, albeit Jeanne's are colored differently to display her high tastes, and have different demons sealed within.

Main article: Weapons

Accessories

Main article: Accessories

Character Relationships

Friends & Allies

Bayonetta/Cereza

Jeanne and Cereza have known each other since childhood; the two grew up as friends and developed a friendly rivalry where they'd often test each other's strength. Although mildly annoyed by Cereza's crying tendencies, Jeanne knew she was stronger than she looked, even more so than herself. When Jeanne was chosen as the heiress for the Umbra Witches, she chose Cereza as her duel rival. When Cereza lost her will to fight during the Witch Hunts, Jeanne sealed her and the Left Eye away to keep them safe from Paradiso. 500 years later, Cereza (now called Bayonetta) met Jeanne again, but had no recollection of their past together; Jeanne herself was brainwashed and constantly taunted the amnesiac Bayonetta, often getting into fights with her. It wasn't until their final fight at Isla Del Sol that Jeanne came to her senses. When Bayonetta was taken hostage by Balder, Jeanne rode to her rescue and the two of them worked together to defeat Jubileus; by the end of the game, they rekindled their friendship. In Bayonetta 2, Jeanne's soul was knocked out of her body after taking a hit for Bayonetta from Gomorrah, which subsequently got her dragged to Inferno. Bayonetta went out of her way to rescue Jeanne, and in turn Jeanne helps her with defeating Aesir at the end. Outside of their supernatural escapades, the two witches enjoy exchanging banter and often go shopping together; it is also said that the two of them live together.

Hierarchy of Laguna

A witch as powerful or more so than Bayonetta. Her piercing eyes cut through to awaken Bayonetta's lost memories.

The moonlit battlefield... Umbra Witches... The heir to the clan throne... How were these parts intertwined?

Will you face me in this hallowed arena?"

― Vigrid Chronicles, Chapter One. Avellaneda
Long ago, two clans, the Umbra Witches and the Lumen Sages, oversaw the passing of history while balancing each other's power.

However, one day, the clans set loose a tremendous war upon the world, then crumbled away. Only Bayonetta, sleeping soundly on the bed of a dark, cold lake, escaped the battle...

To recover her lost memories, Bayonetta once again throws herself into the fight between light and dark. Why is this mysterious woman chasing her? What does she know?

"Now that you've returned, my sleeping beauty, it is time to finish that fight."

― Vigrid Chronicles, Chapter Two. Avellaneda
"Bayonetta, unable to hide her worries about Cereza, finds her path blocked by another witch - Jeanne. Within her eyes lies not worry for the young child, but only blind ambition. She bats nary an eyelash at the statues revealing their connection, stating coldly in Bayonetta's path.

"Fill your eyes with hatred. Accept your violent fate; accept it and earn the Left Eye! Prove you deserve it!"

― Vigrid Chronicles, Chapter Three. Avellaneda
500 years ago, the Lumen Sages and Umbra Witches were wiped out in a chaotic war. Between the two clans, there was one unbreakable tenet of faith.

"The intersection of light and dark would bring calamity to this earth."

Jeanne, consorting with the light in violation of that tenet, relentlessly pursues her fellow witch's destruction. Bayonetta, staring down the barrel of Jeanne's gun, sees something hiding behind the red witch's blood lust... Memories that cause ambivalence towards their battle. But now, no one can change the course they have set out upon.

"That is why the Left Eye, our treasured Left Eye, will never fall into the hands of another!"

― Vigrid Chronicles, Chapter Four. Avellaneda

Archive

A young witch undergoing formal training in the Umbran Arts. Her skills already far surpass witches of her age, and she continues to master new arts at an astonishing pace.

Some say her strict, serious demeanour makes her seem a bit cold, but she is extremely loyal and cares deeply for those she trusts.

She feels competitive towards Cereza, but she also sees her as a good friend. Whereas her peers may find Cereza's unorthodox training under a recluse witch to be unsighty, Jeanne recognises Cereza's true power and heart, and approaches her as an equal.

Gameplay

Unlockable Character

Jeanne can be unlocked as a playable character after meeting certain conditions.

  • In Bayonetta, Jeanne is unlocked by attaining Platinum ranks and up on all chapters (except Angel Slayer and Rodin) in Normal Mode, or at the cheat phone stations for 1,000,000 Halos.
  • In Bayonetta 2, Jeanne is unlocked by beating the Story Mode as normal or by using a cheat door at the start of Chapter 2.
    • As soon as the chapter starts, use the touch screen to tap three times on a brown door, under a green sign immediately to the player's right. When the screen zooms out, tap ↑ ↓ ↑ → ↑ X, B, Y, A to unlock Jeanne for 500,000 Halos.
  • In Bayonetta 3, Jeanne is unlocked by completing the Story Mode. However, unlike in the past, she is not playable during Story chapters besides her own Spy Action chapters, alternate chapters, Witch Trials, Rodin, and Golem secret chapters.
    • In the first two Spy Action chapters, the player can make Jeanne take a shower to regain some health and quickly drag a passing Homunculi inside to wipe them out for taking notice & trying to take a peek. The player can also make Jeanne use the bathroom to regain health. However, it requires finding toilet paper.

When Jeanne is playable, combat will be slightly different, though the story remains the same with Bayonetta's skin merely replaced by Jeanne's. The differences in combat are:

  • Jeanne's Wicked Weaves do x1.5 damage.
  • Takes x1.5 damage from enemies.
  • Can dodge non-stop.
  • While dodging still provides invincibility frames, it no longer produces magic nor activates Witch Time if timed properly. Jeanne can only activate Witch Time using Moth Within.
    • Due to the stricter timing regarding activating Witch Time, attacks delivered during Jeanne's Witch Time yield x2 combo points (vs. Bayonetta's x1.5 multiplier).
  • Jeanne has unique grunts and battle cries during gameplay, displaying a more rude attitude than Bayonetta.
  • In Bayonetta 1 and 2 only, her Wicked Weaves are white and pink, not black and purple as Bayonetta's are. Infernal Demons summoned by Jeanne reflect this.
  • In Bayonetta 3, Jeanne's Demon Masquerade forms are slightly different from Bayonetta's. For instance, her face serves as basis for the multiple Demon forms, making them slightly unique, her chest remains much smaller than Bayonetta's even while fused, and the color palettes range from simply swapping Bayonetta's black plating to a platinum color to match Jeanne, to different skin colors, or even unique palettes entirely.

Gallery

For more pictures and screenshots of Jeanne, click here.

Boss Moveset

Bayonetta

Jeanne is fought as almost a direct mirror to Bayonetta, presented as her equal in both technique and power. Most of her attacks, however, cannot activate Witch Time if dodged successfully.

  • A straight punch followed by a kick. This can be extended further into a wicked punch, very much like the PKP combo, but only after her first encounter in the past. The wicked punch can activate Witch Time if dodged correctly.
  • A dodge roll. However, this doesn't work like her dodge as a playable character, and she will launch herself up in a flip once she reaches five consecutive dodges.
  • Jeanne can snap her fingers or slam her foot down to summon either a wicked punch, wicked kick, wicked uppercut or wicked stomp. This can be chained into two weaves, one after the other, and normally proceeds after Jeanne dodges away from you. These weaves only start appearing after her second encounter, or during any of her fights at hard difficulty and above. These can incur Witch Time, if dodged at the right time.
  • A five consecutive kick combo, resembling one that Bayonetta can achieve by inputting KKKK with Odette equipped.
  • An All 4 One Stiletto.
  • An All 4 One heel slide.
  • Afterburner Kick, both the ascending and descending versions. These are normally chained together.
  • The K flick-up, with charge modifier if the first hit connects and launches.
  • She can kneel down, hold her arm out and fire her gun in a wide arc, performed identically as Joy does it.
  • She can do a grounded air K bullet climax.
  • She can summon Scolopendra to perform a charge in a circle around her, identical to the Golem transformation. This only occurs after her third encounter.
  • She can summon Gomorrah to perform a lunge, identical to the Golem transformation. This only occurs after her third encounter.
  • She can summon Phantasmaraneae to jump up and perform a slam, identical to the Golem transformation. This only occurs after her third encounter.
  • She can summon Hekatoncheir to perform a clap slam, identical to the Golem transformation. This only occurs after her third encounter.
  • She can charge at you with her bike. This attack only occurs in her third encounter.
  • She can send wicked punches at you while you are at a distance from her as she is stationary on her bike. This attack only occurs during her third encounter. Dodging the weave allows for Bayonetta to activate Witch Time.
  • She can send a volley of bullets in an arc while she is stationary on her bike. This attack only occurs during her third encounter.
  • A quick-time event where she attempts to kick Bayonetta. Successfully completing the QTE allows Bayonetta to get a kick on Jeanne for a large amount of damage. Failing it allows Jeanne to do the same. Not activating the QTE allows Jeanne to get four kicks onto Bayonetta. The QTE can occur twice in succession, and both need to be completed for Bayonetta to win.
  • A quick-time event where she attempts to slam two wicked punches into Bayonetta. Successfully completing the QTE allows Bayonetta to send a weave of her own into Jeanne. Failing it allows Jeanne to do the same. Not activating it simply completes the attack. The QTE can occur twice in succession, and both need to be completed for Bayonetta to win. This QTE only occurs from her second encounter onwards. Dodging the weaves allows for Bayonetta to activate Witch Time.
  • A quick-time event where she clicks her fingers and sends a missile at Bayonetta. The QTE has to be completed five times in quick succession in order to win, and ends with Bayonetta throwing the missile into Jeanne. If any of the QTE's are failed, the missile slams into Bayonetta for a large amount of damage. Not activating it slams the missile into Bayonetta's location. This only occurs in phase two of her fourth and final encounter.
  • Jeanne can utilize Lynx-Within to close gaps.
  • She can do the first two hits of her Angel Slayer PP combo, charge modifying the final hit. This attack can only occur after her second encounter.
  • She can do the full PKP combo with Angel Slayer. The final wicked slice can activate Witch Time, and this attack only can occur after her second encounter.
  • She can do the full PP-P-P-P combo with Angel Slayer. The final wicked slice can activate Witch Time, and this attack only can occur after her second encounter.

Bayonetta 2

While Jeanne isn't an enemy in the main story, she can be fought in the Witch Trails and Tag Climax when selecting certain verses.

  • She does the kick portion of All 4 One's PPKKK combo.
  • Jeanne does a flurry of punches before summoning a wicked punch.
  • Jeanne will preform a heel stomp and summon a wicked heel.
  • Jeanne will preform a tetsuzanko.
  • If the player was launched by 野牛 Yagyu, she will use Witch Twist to attack the player.
  • If the player is in the air, she will use Afterburner Kick.
  • If Jeanne is in the air, she will use the downwards Afterburner Kick to close the distance.
  • If Jeanne directly above the player, she will preform a downwards kick.
  • She can use All 4 One's aerial PPK combo.
  • She can utilize 野牛 Yagyu's 360 Punch attack.
  • She can close the distance using 野牛 Yagyu's stiletto attack.
  • She can use 野牛 Yagyu's PP-P combo.
  • Jeanne will slam 野牛 Yagyu onto the ground.
  • At close range, she will attempt to launch the player with 野牛 Yagyu.

Quotes

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Appearances in Other Media

The Wonderful 101

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Wonder-Jeanne in The Wonderful 101

Bayonetta, Jeanne, and Rodin appear as secret unlockable playable characters in The Wonderful 101.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Along with Rodin, Cereza, and Bayonetta, Jeanne appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Bayonetta also has a palette swap based upon Jeanne's look, which aesthetically alters her Wicked Weaves and Infernal Climax to match her white hair.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Bayonetta's palette swap based on Jeanne from 3DS and Wii U returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Jeanne herself appears as a Spirit, and can be enhanced to the Cutie J spirit at level 99.

Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

On 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. Jeanne takes her appearance is from the first game and has a different moveset from Bayonetta. Jeanne is different from Bayonetta, as she wields Angel Slayer as opposed to All 4 One, though she has All 4 One equipped on her feet. She has Angel Slayer's moveset from the first game and can summon Madama Styx's weaves. For more information on her moveset, visit her page on the Dx2 Wiki on the link below:

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Jeanne's appearance in Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei

Gallery

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Trivia

  • Jeanne's birthday is January 6th, 1412, as seen in concept art of her Umbran Watch where it bears "Jeanne 141216 In Umbra" written in the Demonic Alphabet[1] and confirmed by character designer Mari Shimazaki. This is commonly believed to be the birthday of Jeanne d'Arc, commonly known as Joan of Arc, who fought for the liberation of France under the guidance of visions she had of angels from Heaven. Ironically, France's enemy England saw her victories in battle as proof she was possessed by the devil, and was accused of witchcraft when she was captured before ultimately being executed by burning at the stake.
    • Her association with Balder of the Lumen Sages and Angels of Paradiso in the first game may also be a reference to Pope Joan, a fictional woman who disguised herself as a man so as to become a pope when it was illegal for a woman to do so. Her true sex was discovered when she gave birth during a procession and died soon after, either of natural causes or of murder as punishment for her actions.
  • As seen in concept art from both the second[7] and third[8] games, the soles of Jeanne's shoes bear the symbol of the Umbra Witches and what appear to be letters written in a stylized form of the Demonic Alphabet above it. Due to their stylization, the true letters used are difficult to discern, but they may be (in order from left to right): O or P or Q, S, R, and J or T.
  • The Couture Bullet available only to Jeanne, "Formal," suggests that Jeanne is a Germany school teacher in her time off. This is supported by bonus concept art by Mari Shimazaki (which also reveals that Bayonetta is a nun in her time off, as seen outside the window). Her occupation is fully stated in Bloody Fate, as she chats with Bayonetta about their occupations, with Jeanne outright stating that she is happy being a high-school teacher. Furthermore, It is implied that Jeanne teaches the subject of History according to a tweet from series creator Hideki Kamiya.
  • Like Cereza, Jeanne had a cat doll when she was a child, confirmed in a tweet to be named Charles. However, hers appears to have been professionally made, in contrast to Cereza's Cheshire, which seems to be homemade. This shows how differently Cereza and Jeanne were raised. The doll finally appears officially in Bayonetta Origins.
  • It was made known by an interview in the Bayonetta Official Strategy Guide that Jeanne's method of entering Witch Time is a result of her always wanting to push herself to her limits.
  • When dressed like Cutie J and have Bloody Moon equipped, for the taunt, she says "Bring it" and makes the same pose of Viewtiful Joe's transformation.
    • Jeanne's Cutie J alias is also a reference to Cutie Honey, so much so that her invincibility theme "QT J" contains similar motifs to the Cutie Honey theme in Bayonetta 3.
  • Despite not being the main character, Jeanne technically can be played in more levels than Bayonetta herself; she is both an unlockable playable character and one is forced to play as her at the beginning of Epilogue: Requiem in Bayonetta.
  • Jeanne's motorcycle is called "Angel Slayer" according to the fuel tank, and the license plate reads "U1 QTJ" (Cutie J). Kamiya states in his developer commentary that the "U1" is for "Umbra #1," representing Jeanne's pride as an Umbra Witch.
  • When playing as Jeanne, there will be certain times where the colors of the demons summoned do not match. For example, her white hair will enter the ground, but she will be covered with black swirls of hair, and a black demon will appear. It is also worthy to note that during some chapters or fights, her Wicked Weaves of Madama Styx's limbs appear in black hair. This only appears in the first game.
  • In an interview between Hideki Kamiya and the game site Siliconera, Kamiya (at the time) stated he would like to make a Bayonetta spin off title starring Jeanne for the Nintendo 3DS. Unfortunately this never came to fruition, as the Bayonetta series was ported to the Switch.
  • In the Wii U version of Bayonetta, as well as succeeding re-releases for other platforms, Jeanne's bust size is reduced. This was done in order to make her body type closer to her concept art, as well as match her body type in the second game.
  • Although Jeanne is unable to activate Witch Time by dodging at the last possible moment, there are certain enemies in the game that will allow her to active Witch Time, as one normally would playing as either Bayonetta or Rosa in Bayonetta 2: Kinship in Verse 1 of Chapter XV: Truth, Belief in Verse 2 of Prologue: World of Chaos, and Cachet --within circle formation-- in Verse 2 of Chapter I: Noatun, The City of Genesis.
  • Jeanne is Kamiya's favorite character to play as in Bayonetta 2's Tag Climax mode.[9]
  • In Bayonetta, just as is the case with Angels, if the player were to move too far away from Jeanne, she will teleport and drop down next to the player. However, to view this, the player will need to utilize an exploit to both get out of bounds in Chapter XII: The Broken Sky and activate her bossfight in Verse 8 early.
  • In addition, in Chapter XII: The Broken Sky, starting Verse 8 early, defeating Jeanne and then completing another Verse will cause the game to soft-lock when attempting to start Verse 8.
  • The vision Jeanne receives of her future death in Bayonetta Origins is that of her death in Bayonetta 3, as indicated by their identical outfits.
  • She and Bayonetta are the only characters playable in every game of the series.

References

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