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The Gates of Hell is the name of Rodin's bar that doubles as a demonic weapons market. It is here that Rodin sells his services for those willing to pay for weapons, including those of demonic origin from Inferno itself if given the right price.

While it is unknown where exactly the bar is in both the real world and in terms of the Trinity, the Gates of Hell has hinted appearances on many planes and is likely located in or near New York City, due to the starting locations of the journeys featured in the first two games being shown on a world map.

Similar to how Vigrid is close to Paradiso in both architecture and structure, it could be that the area in which Rodin's bar is located is bordering Inferno much the same way. However, once it is revealed that Rodin is in fact a fallen angel who has been stripped of his original power, this could simply be the location of his choice due to the nature of the violent crimes and less than savoury people who visit the bar.

In-game, the Gates of Hell acts as a shop where Bayonetta can purchase numerous different items using currency gained from her adventures, which include techniques and also special treasures. The bar is also where Bayonetta can exchange Angelic Hymns Gold LPs for new weapons and duplicates of said weapons than then be purchased afterwards. The Gates of Hell can be visited either through in-game menus or by accessing the numerous portals scattered throughout the world.

Rodin & The Gates Of Hell[]

From Antonio's Notebook:

There is a place beloved by wanted men and rogues, where money and power rule all. It is where I have established by the office. Those who call this place by its given name are instantly identified as newcomers, as the tired hands of this rathole all call it by a single name only – The Dump.
Bloody battles and dirty disputes over money are an everyday occurrence here, and the concept of concern for one’s fellow man was long since lost on The Dump’s denizens. What the people here are after, what they love to see, is not of this world.
They thirst for the uproar only the occult can inspire. The appearance of a specter, a man being devoured by a demon… these are the snacks they eat as they drink and cavort in The Dump’s numerous watering holes. It is this place that I have come on my pilgrimage in search of a grasp on reality.
The Dump is a wretched hive for all sorts of scum and villainy; home to everyone from black market businessmen, to informants, and devil hunters in between. But amongst them all, one man is particularly strange. His name is Rodin, proprietor of “The Gates of Hell” bar. His front may be that of a bartender, but rumor has it he is actually an arms dealer. Of course, if a man such as myself were to visit his establishment, there is no way all of his secrets would be laid bare; however, I can tell just by the air around him that he is a dangerous man. Unlike the standard assortment of thugs in this place, his is a sort of danger on a truly different level. According to my colleagues, if one carries enough clout here, Rodin is known to provide a gun or blade should the fee prove satisfactory.
That is all I have been able to wring out of people here. There are also rumors that if you enter the bar from some sort of hidden entrance, he will provide you things money cannot buy… Or so sayeth the gossips in this occult-obsessed town. They even go so far as to say these things are not made via normal means but are weapons made from materials available only in Inferno.
In The Dump, there are enough rumors to rot one’s ears, and if I hadn’t seen the fresco of the Trinity of Realities, a staple of the Vigridian religions, on Rodin’s wall, I would have dismissed talk of him as nothing more than these tall tales. In any case, if I am to fully investigate this man’s secrets, I will surely be able to obtain the truth I so desperately seek.
However, aimless sniffing around in this town is a great way to wind up dead. I’ll have to be prudent and not leave things to chance.

Locations (Bayonetta 3)[]

Main article: Rodin's Treasures

In addition to being accessible right from the map view, The Gates Of Hell can be summoned by using the phonographs scattered across the levels in Bayonetta 3. These can be used to replenish resources as well, but each level's shop allows the player to obtain a unique decoration for Viola's room, with a total of 12 decorations. The stores are located as noted below;

  • Chapter 1 Verse 10, Checkpoint 4 - The Gates Of Hell
  • Chapter 2 Verse 5, Checkpoint 2 - Abandoned Square
    • After fighting on the Abandoned Square and traversing the alleyway with Clouds of Erasure, right before fighting Asperatus.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Lofty Office Statue, 1500Halos
  • Chapter 3 Verse 5, Checkpoint 2 - Temple Gate
    • After fighting Cumulonimbus and right after encountering the Congestus.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Handy Lantern, 1900Halos
  • Chapter 4 Verse 6, Checkpoint 3 - Training Grounds
    • A bit after the start of the verse, simply progress forth.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Catapult Magnet, 1000Halos
  • Chapter 5 Verse 9, Checkpoint 4 - Sightless Tower
    • Right at the start of the verse, on the right.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Warrior Figure, 1600Halos
  • Chapter 6 Verse 7, Checkpoint 2 - Requiem Tower
    • On the long bridge after collapsing the tower.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Mystic's Painting, 2400Halos
  • Chapter 7 Verse 6, Checkpoint 3 - Cheshire's Oasis
    • Right after the start of the verse, after finishing Cheshire's section.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Wind God Hourglass, 1700Halos
  • Chapter 8 Verse 1, Checkpoint 1
    • After fighting Castellanus, on the bridge whilst following the vision of Jeanne β3.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Poison Toad Cushion, 2300Halos
  • Chapter 9 Verse 5, Checkpoint 2 - Temple Entrance
    • All the way past the entrance, after fighting Volutus, completing the Malphas puzzle, and sliding down to the lower levels of the temple.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Ceremonial Mask, 2200Halos
  • Chapter 10 Verse 6, Checkpoint 3 - Road to the Arc
    • Right before fighting Strider.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Miniature Arch, 2000Halos
  • Chapter 11 Verse 1, Checkpoint 1
    • After the dark underground passage with the small Mictlantecuhtli puzzle.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Sightseeing Bus Plate, 1400Halos
  • Chapter 12 Verse 5, Checkpoint 2 - City in Darkness
    • At the start of the verse, in front of the arched bridge.
    • Rodin's Treasure: Tourist Spot Magnet, 1100Halos


Gates of Hell Ad in Madworld

The Gates of Hell advertisement seen in Madworld.

  • The logo for The Gates of Hell appears in the first level of Platinum Games's Wii title MadWorld, released in Western territories seven months before Bayonetta. The protagonist of MadWorld, Jack Cayman, fights with a chainsaw strapped to his arm, which is humorously referenced in Rodin's line "No matter how much you ask, I'm not strapping a chainsaw to your arm."
  • It is unknown if the battle against Father Rodin takes place above the Gates of Hell itself, or if the battle against Rodin, The Infinite One takes place below the bar. The scenery around the building was similar to Antonio's statements about The Dump in his notebook.
  • In the first game, if The Gates of Hell is visited with the chapter selection on epilogue, the cutscene of Bayonetta leaving the bar doesn't play due to her being captured by Jubileus. Oddly however, if she brings Rodin an LP to him with epilogue selected, she does appear.
    • Similarly in Bayonetta 3, if the Gates of Hell is visited after finishing Chapter 10 and before finishing Chapter 13, Viola won't appear in the bar as she has fallen into Erasure after fighting Strider.
  • The name of the bar is an allusion to Auguste Rodin's sculpture, "The Gates of Hell", as well as Rodin's ability to travel to Inferno itself to craft the weapons he sells.
  • The Gates of Hell being located in a Northeastern United States location is likely a reference to the urban legendary place known as the Seven Gates of Hell located in New York, Pennsylvania and another named place located in Clifton, New Jersey.



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