Awesome / Bayonetta 2
And this is the first boss. From the prologue.

Given that this game is made by the same people who brought us the first Bayonetta, Vanquish and The Wonderful 101, a page for documenting Awesome Moments is practically a prerequisite.
  • The opening where Bayonetta casually punts a military jet into the sky.
  • Meta example: "Tomorrow is Mine", the theme of Bayonetta 2, has lyrics that can easily be read as Bayonetta herself delivering a giant, boastful "fuck you" to the publishers who passed on the chance to let her see the light of day again. Couple this with the game's first verse taking place on fighter jets that bear the logo of PlatinumGames, and you have an awesome moment that reinforces that, despite everything, Bayonetta's back for more.
    Your mistake was to underestimate my power
    Won't let go of the fight 'til tomorrow is mine!
  • The whole battle against Gomorrah, pictured to the right. For starters, you're battling as Gomorrah climbs up a skyscraper attempting to bite you and breathe fire at you, while you follow him up and knock the crap out of him, complete with Madama Butterfly giving him a giant headbutt. As you reach the top, the music swells as Gomorrah crawls around the top of the building, in a manner eerily reminiscent of King Kong (1933). Then the fight reaches the Climax, where Bayonetta summons a new Demon, Labolas, who bites into Gomorrah and puts him down by dragging him down the skyscraper he was just climbing. Oh, also, this is just the prologue. Things are only gonna escalate from here on out.
  • The February 2014 trailer for the game shows off a battle between Bayonetta and a masked character identified as one of the last Lumen Sages in the world. Naturally, he and Bayonetta fight, and the trailer reveals that he's almost exactly the same as Bayonetta, in the sense that he has his own variants of Wicked Weaves and summoning. Yep, he can summon the Auditio you fought in the previous game. Oh dear. In response, Bayonetta summons her own monsters to fight back against the massive Auditio, with them fighting each other while the Sage and Bayonetta keep fighting in the foreground. In presumably another battle against him, they are both flying while fighting one another. The background... words can't really do it justice.
    • In game, the first time the Masked Lumen reveals his powers, i.e. getting shot at point blank range... at which point he activates Light Speednote , and casually brushes the bullets aside like he's more annoyed than anything.
    • Round 1 with the Masked Lumen gives us the battles between demons and Audito, with their fights reflecting how well your battle with him goes. In particular, the second half features Madama Butterfly brawling with Tempermantia, and you get to control Madama Butterfly directly.
    • Round 2 in Chapter 7 is equally impressive. This time, you're doing battle with the Masked Lumen inside the Insidious that just swallowed you while huge tides of blood are surging all around you!
    • Round 3 delivers an awesome moment of the goosebump-y "connecting the dots" kind. As with Cereza in the first game, we get lots of hints regarding the Masked Lumen's identity, but The Reveal still carries plenty of fear and awe when we finally get it spelled out.
    Masked Lumen: Very well then, Bayonetta. You shall be the first Umbra Witch to die at my hands!
    (The shot turns into a Pastel-Chalked Freeze Frame as the Masked Lumen is recorded at last in the Hierarchy of Laguna and "You May Call Me Father" plays once more.)
    Lumen Sage
    Balder: I swear it on my honor as a Lumen Sage!
  • Little boy: 1. Centaur angels: 0.
  • At the end of Chapter 1, Madama Butterfly defeats an angel whose head is on his sword (a Valiance) by grabbing the sword and repeatedly stabbing him with it.
  • Bayonetta versus the three Glamors at the Gates of Paradiso. The Glamors themselves are impressive, then you start fighting the first one. While riding a piece of building, on the side of a maelstrom. Then you punch the seraph inside the maelstrom with Madama Butterfly and keep fighting him until you emerge from the whirlpool ... and you're before the Gates of Paradiso. Cue two more Glamors joining and you pushing both back before going for the one who stole your little one. You beat it, the other two come back to the rescue, only for you to summon Diomedes, who proceeds to slice and dice the suckers. Awesome.
  • Before reaching Alraune deep in Inferno, Bayonetta is met with Rodin, and the two proceed to venture towards her palace whilst riding on an Insidious. The kicker? Rodin is perfectly capable of one-shotting every single demon on their path, something no other NPC in the game is capable of.
    • Another bit of awesome from this fight is Rodin's Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Right. I'll go easy on you guys, so let's have some fun!" Whether or not you think he was being sarcastic, it paints Rodin as a being of such power that he views nothing as a threat.
      YouTube comment: Damn, Rodin. If that was "going easy," I hate to see what you do going 100% in a fight.
  • The Alraune fight itself. After seeing everything she's been doing to Jeanne, including stealing her soul power to activate her One-Winged Angel form it is very satisfying to not only tear the everloving shit out of her but also tear Jeanne right out of her when she goes into her second phase.
  • Just after defeating Alraune, Bayonetta sees The Masked Lumen trying to kill Loki. What does she do? Summon Diomedes and cross Inferno to his rescue while Friendship is playing.
    • An Anti-Villain example with the final battle against The Masked Lumen, aka. Balder, as he, for what it's worth, wins the fight. Running on pure anger at the loss of his wife, he forces Bayonetta to her knees with his sword of light. It's only Loki's timely intervention that saves her. He may have been in the wrong, but being able to defeat Bayonetta is an incredible feat in and of itself. And considering who the Masked Lumen is, this makes it TWICE he's managed to overcome her.
  • Rosa's entrance, which stuns Bayonetta in silent awe. Badassery is inherited.
  • The Witch Hunt chapters. You are tag-teaming with Rosa and tearing through entire platoons of angels of all sizes (who are, incidentally, the exact same ones you fought in the first game), even kicking the ass of the four Cardinal Virtues in short order. Then you get your hands on a set of Umbran Armor and proceed to down what amounts to an angel battleship! Anyone who played Asura's Wrath will see some familiarities. Also doubles as Heartwarming when you realize Bayonetta was teaming with her mother and enjoying it.
    • Chapter XV opens with a long fight against a horde of angels right outside a giant clock tower that is soon after blown to bits. This leads to a recreation of the first game's opening sequence, and it's just as glorious here. The game even throws in a boss fight against Loptr on top of that to drive the epicness home.
  • Balder's Shut Up, Hannibal! to the Big Bad:
    Balder: Humans need not be told what their will shall be! We can create our world with our own eyes! [...] We may not see our next step. We may stumble, we may fall off the path. But we always move forward. That is the power of man! Bayonetta! Shall we illustrate?
    Bayonetta: Let's rock!
  • Not as cool as punching Jubileus's soul into the sun but Bayo and Balder summoning a being that looks like Jubileus and Queen Sheba combined and dropkicking Loptr/Aesir was still very nice. And, instead of the sun, we have Jeanne summoning Gomorrah — the same demon that dragged her down to Hell, and that Jeanne has now bound to her — from atop her jet and Loptr/Aesir flailing helplessly as you steer him straight into the demon's mouth ... who proceeds to eat him. Devourer of the Divine indeed.
  • Bayonetta wielding the Chain Chomp (as if that image alone wasn't hilariously awesome enough) becomes one through Fridge Brilliance when you read the description for it. It states that Rodin gave the Chain Chomp to Bayonetta after he was unable to tame it (mind you, this is the same guy who provides Bayonetta her weapons by pounding demons into submission). When using it, the Chain Chomp never once lashes out at Bayonetta, implying that she's already got it tamed.
    • Like with the other weapons, when Rodin comes back with the Chain Chomp, he's all bloodied and shaken. Usually, whenever Rodin came back like this, he had a weapon powered by a demon's soul to show for it. With the Chomp? Rodin's all messed up, AND the Chomp's still alive and kicking. No wonder he decided to give it to Bayonetta: It's just as badass as he is!
    • The fact that the Chain Chomp is actually a powerful and useful weapon is an Awesome moment in itself.