Book of Infernal Demons
"An enigmatic raven-black bird shrouded in the mysteries of the sky. Ever curious, Malphas has filled itself with all the world's knowledge and mysteries.
However, this same curiosity has led to a rather brutal demeanor, causing the bird to tear those it encounters to shreds with its sharp beak and razor-like talons."
In Chapter IV, Bayonetta summons Malphas to eliminate Fortitudo. Manifesting in midair, Malphas spreads its wings and dives at the Auditio. The demon then pins Fortitudo to a piece of debris and begins to peck at its victim with increasing speed before severely injuring the angel and disappearing.
Malphas reappears in Chapters V and VI; it helps Bayonetta defeat the first sphere angel Inspired. Once it appears, Malphas grabs Inspired's neck and tears the angel's head off. Malphas eats the severed head; it flies away and returns to Inferno afterwards.
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
Malphas resembles a crow or a raven. It has four blue eyes; one is larger than the other three. A necklace of skulls hangs around Malphas' body, and a red crescent moon pierces through its forehead. Malphas' talons are red and sharp; the demon has elegant red wings, and three long tails. Two of these tails end in red, thorny bulbs.
Malphas' name and birdlike appearance are derived from the Grand-President Malphas of the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum and Ars Goetia, who commands 40 legions, builds large citadels, and towers that can withstand anything, and destroys his enemies with powerful magic.
Grand-President Malphas takes on the form of a small crow to spy on others; his true form is that of a large, well-built man with grey wings, black hair, a goatee, and piercing blue eyes.
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
- Malphas is a reference to Griffon from Devil May Cry, another game directed by Hideki Kamiya.
- It's the only demon to not fully appear in Bayonetta 2.
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