History YMMV / Bayonetta

13th Apr '17 5:47:10 PM nombretomado
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** Speaking of proportions, her head and torso are of normal proportions, but [[UncannyValley her arms and legs are freakishly long and skinny for a character rendered in a semi-realistic fashion]]. She's like a hyper-sexualized female version of [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]].

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** Speaking of proportions, her head and torso are of normal proportions, but [[UncannyValley her arms and legs are freakishly long and skinny for a character rendered in a semi-realistic fashion]]. She's like a hyper-sexualized female version of [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]].
11th Apr '17 10:46:26 PM Kytseo
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%%* NarmCharm* NarmCharm: It's incredibly campy, to the point where spotlights appear out of nowhere when the title character reveals herself. Like it's spiritual predecessor, it's done in a way that gives it a lot of charm and appeal.



* PolishedPort: The Wii U release works just as well as the Xbox 360 release, on top of having exclusive Nintendo-themed costumes that actually change some things up (like the Wicked Weaves becoming Bowser's limbs while in the Princess Peach or Princess Daisy costume). It also helps that it comes free with the disc release of ''Bayonetta 2'', and gets a massive discount if you buy the digital version of ''Bayonetta 2''. According to [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-bayonetta-wii-u-face-off Digital Foundry]], the Wii U version has similar performance to the Xbox 360 release, but with added bonuses such as vertical sync and higher quality shadows.

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The Wii U release works just as well as the Xbox 360 release, on top of having exclusive Nintendo-themed costumes that actually change some things up (like the Wicked Weaves becoming Bowser's limbs while in the Princess Peach or Princess Daisy costume). It also helps that it comes free with the disc release of ''Bayonetta 2'', and gets a massive discount if you buy the digital version of ''Bayonetta 2''. According to [[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-bayonetta-wii-u-face-off Digital Foundry]], the Wii U version has similar performance to the Xbox 360 release, but with added bonuses such as vertical sync and higher quality shadows.shadows.
** The PC version doesn't have any of the Nintendo-centric content (for obvious reasons), but has enhanced visuals, and support for ultra-wide resolutions.
11th Apr '17 1:09:04 PM JohnHayabusa
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** Finally, with the series being a Nintendo-exclusive, she is paired up with [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]. Not surprising that, before Bayonetta, Samus was the brand's girl with the most sex appeal.

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** Finally, with Thanks to the series being a Nintendo-exclusive, same game above, she is paired up with [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]. Not surprising that, before Bayonetta, Samus was the brand's girl with the most that both girls are main characters of their respective series and have a tremendous amount of sex appeal.
8th Mar '17 10:02:12 PM JohnHayabusa
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** Finally, with the series being a Nintendo-exclusive, she is paired up with [[{{Metroid}} Samus]]. Not surprising that, before Bayonetta, Samus was the brand's girl with the most sex appeal.
23rd Jan '17 1:44:10 PM Mr_Doom
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* BrokenBase: The motionless models used in certain cut-scenes. Some argue that it was a creative way to make the game stand-out, as well as likely a eay to save large amounts of the budget for actual gameplay sections, not to mention a great way to slow down the pace to allow the over-the-top fight scenes to seem even more impressive. Others, however, argue that it comes off as more lazy than a style choice.

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* BrokenBase: The motionless models used in certain cut-scenes. Some argue that it was a creative way to make the game stand-out, as well as likely a eay way to save large amounts of the budget for actual gameplay sections, not to mention a great way to slow down the pace to allow the over-the-top fight scenes to seem even more impressive. Others, however, argue that it comes off as more lazy than a style choice.
10th Jan '17 12:21:08 AM drac0blade
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* SignatureScene: [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss Jubileus]] getting punched into the sun]].

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* SignatureScene: [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss Jubileus]] getting punched kicked into the sun]].
10th Jan '17 12:12:43 AM drac0blade
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*** {{Moviebob}}, in his guise as The Game Overthinker, believes Bayonetta is not so much sexually appealing as much as she is ''[[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2010/02/episode-32-i-heart-bayonetta.html sexually intimidating]]'', and feels she is unique in this regard.

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*** {{Moviebob}}, in his guise as The Game Overthinker, believes Bayonetta is not so much sexually appealing as much as she is ''[[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2010/02/episode-32-i-heart-bayonetta.html sexually intimidating]]'', ''sexually intimidating'', and feels she is unique in this regard.
10th Jan '17 12:11:31 AM drac0blade
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* LGBTFanbase: With her levels of {{Camp}}, hypersexuality, crazy fighting gimmicks, and delightfully bitchy attitude, Bayonetta has become something of an icon among gay gamers. Plus there's the LesYay between her and Jeanne. As pointed out in [[http://gaygamer.net/2014/10/bayonetta-the-great-exception/ this analysis]] of her character, her level of over-the-topness practically makes her a DragQueen.
-->'''Writer:''' It's enough for the Gay Vatican to dismantle the stained-glass Creator/{{Cher}} portrait in front of the rectory!

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* LGBTFanbase: With her levels of {{Camp}}, hypersexuality, crazy fighting gimmicks, and delightfully bitchy attitude, Bayonetta has become something of an icon among gay gamers. Plus there's the LesYay between her and Jeanne. As pointed out in [[http://gaygamer.net/2014/10/bayonetta-the-great-exception/ this analysis]] of her character, her Her level of over-the-topness practically makes her a DragQueen.
-->'''Writer:''' It's enough for the Gay Vatican to dismantle the stained-glass Creator/{{Cher}} portrait in front of the rectory!
DragQueen.
29th Dec '16 10:21:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilIsCool: Balder. He looks silly, but he's so {{Badass}} and AffablyEvil that he utterly steals the show.

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* EvilIsCool: Balder. He looks silly, but he's so {{Badass}} badass and AffablyEvil that he utterly steals the show.



** There is a decent amount of artwork featuring both Dante and Bayonetta, often as a couple, and has been around ''even before the game was released''. Not surprising, considering many things. Both characters are the brainchild of the same guy and feature the same sort of gameplay. They could even be considered the DistaffCounterpart of one another, as they are equally {{Badass}} while one fights [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and the other fights [[LightIsNotGood angels]], but both are mostly on humanity's side. Even more interestingly, and also featured in fanarts, is that this contrast could lead into them facing one another - which would be indisputably ''awesome'' - but be it OppositesAttract or FoeYay, the chemistry needed for {{Shipping}} would be there, and it would be more than enough. There's arguably a bit of ShipSinking with Bayonetta claiming to not be fond of the talkative type, but then again, her way of treating her talkative enemies is the same way Dante applies to his.

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** There is a decent amount of artwork featuring both Dante and Bayonetta, often as a couple, and has been around ''even before the game was released''. Not surprising, considering many things. Both characters are the brainchild of the same guy and feature the same sort of gameplay. They could even be considered the DistaffCounterpart of one another, as they are equally {{Badass}} badass while one fights [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and the other fights [[LightIsNotGood angels]], but both are mostly on humanity's side. Even more interestingly, and also featured in fanarts, is that this contrast could lead into them facing one another - which would be indisputably ''awesome'' - but be it OppositesAttract or FoeYay, the chemistry needed for {{Shipping}} would be there, and it would be more than enough. There's arguably a bit of ShipSinking with Bayonetta claiming to not be fond of the talkative type, but then again, her way of treating her talkative enemies is the same way Dante applies to his.
28th Nov '16 1:14:04 PM KingZeal
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** {{Moviebob}}, in his guise as The Game Overthinker, believes Bayonetta is not so much sexually appealing as much as she is ''[[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2010/02/episode-32-i-heart-bayonetta.html sexually intimidating]]'', and feels she is unique in this regard.
** There is quite a debate on Bayonetta's sex appeal nature. Is she blatant adolescence pandering, or is she a satire of said pandering? And if it is the latter, does it fall into the DoNotDoThisCoolThing problem?
** Bayonetta is a witch who is allied with the forces of Hell, the type of character that is ''usually'' evil, but in a setting, lampoons the traditional concepts. So in this camp setting, she's likely supposed to satirize the EvilIsSexy cliché.

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** Bayonetta herself gets a ton of it.
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{{Moviebob}}, in his guise as The Game Overthinker, believes Bayonetta is not so much sexually appealing as much as she is ''[[http://gameoverthinker.blogspot.com/2010/02/episode-32-i-heart-bayonetta.html sexually intimidating]]'', and feels she is unique in this regard.
** *** There is quite a debate on Bayonetta's sex appeal nature. Is she blatant adolescence pandering, or is she a satire of said pandering? And if it is the latter, does it fall into the DoNotDoThisCoolThing problem?
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problem? The way she's characterized and framed by the narrative is also called into question often; unlike most videogame characters, we don't get into Bayonetta's head much. Critics have described her as being "kept at arm's length"--basically a character to watch and ogle, but not one to identify with or understand.
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Bayonetta is a witch who is allied with the forces of Hell, the type of character that is ''usually'' evil, but in a setting, lampoons the traditional concepts. So in this camp setting, she's likely supposed to satirize the EvilIsSexy cliché.
*** She might also be a StepfordSmiler. Think about it, how do you cope with the fact you're ''doomed''? You've entered a bargain with the Devil, you've ''accepted'' eternal damnation in exchange for your powers, you have no way out, and sooner or later, he's going to come and collect. Maybe her dry wit and sex appeal nature is her way of keeping sane and blocking it out of her mind.



** She might also be a StepfordSmiler. Think about it, how do you cope with the fact you're ''doomed''? You've entered a bargain with the Devil, you've ''accepted'' eternal damnation in exchange for your powers, you have no way out, and sooner or later, he's going to come and collect. Maybe her dry wit and sex appeal nature is her way of keeping sane and blocking it out of her mind.
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