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[[folder: Father Balder]]
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-> ''"Rise, my child! Rise to realize your true potential! Unleash your power and awaken the Eyes of the World!"''
--> - Balder

->Voiced by: Grant Albrecht, Creator/CrispinFreeman as the Masked Lumen (EN), Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu as the Masked Lumen(JP)\\\

The mysterious CEO of the Ithavoll Group, who is eventually revealed as both the BigBad and as Bayonetta's father. His past version is in the sequel (see Masked Lumen).
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* AgentPeacock: Both the most powerful and the most effeminate man in the whole series. And he has an albino peacock stole to really drive the point home.
* AnimalMotifs: The peacock.
* AntiVillain: In ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', where he is shown to have been driven mad from past experiences [[spoiler:(namely losing Rosa)]] and is something of a WellIntentionedExtremist, his reasons to basically cause [[OmnicidalManiac omnicide]] being out of a misguided desire to make a better world. Notably, Bayonetta's opinion of him in the movie is more pity than disgust, unlike the game. [[spoiler:Becomes full-on this in the second game, where we see his younger self. He's vehemently against the Witch Hunts ''and'' genuinely loves Rosa and Cereza. Sealing Loptr, the mad god, away inside himself drives him to insanity... and over the edge. It makes playing the first game a hell of a lot different.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: To Bayonetta.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:In the second game we see a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassFingerSnap: When he commands his KillSat to fire.
* BarrierWarrior: Uses one to defend himself during the boss fight, especially when Bayonetta uses her demon summons.
* BiblicalMotifs: Has elements of Lucifer (specially the Yezidi edition, Melek Taus; particularly ironic in the latter since SatanIsGood in that religion), and Enochian Angels (Babogel, Bornogo).
* BigBad: Of the first game.
* BilingualBonus: His battle cries are in Enochian.
* BondOneLiner: After tossing [[spoiler:Luka]] through a window:
--> It looks like my plans have gone right out the window.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:As revealed in 2, he was actually a good person. The influence of Loptr's soul drove him into his madness and evil.]]
* CatchPhrase: He has a tendency of referring to Bayonetta as "My dear, sweet child" and other variations.
* TheChessmaster: Naturally, being a BigBad who only actually appears in [[OneSceneWonder a small segment of the game]], Balder has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes since the very first chapter of the game, [[spoiler:faking his own death in the process]]. Although he only appears in a small segment, [[spoiler:his voice is present throughout the whole game, you just don't know who it is until you meet him.]]
* ColonyDrop: During the boss fight, he'll occasionally summon a large meteor to hit Bayonetta. Also, in the last leg of the fight, he'll pull the KillSat out of space and throw it at her, leading to a TennisBoss moment.
* CombatSadomasochist: He does an awful lot of moaning throughout the fight.
* CoolMask: He wears a golden mask that covers half of his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's the CEO of the Ithavoll Group and the first game's BigBad.
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Rosa's murder. His actual event of this happening was after his HeroicSacrifice, which led to Loptr gradually driving him completely insane by the time of the first game.]]
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:As he's dying, Loptr tries to escape his body. He regains his sanity and proves himself truly heroic by keeping Loptr sealed as he dies.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:He is The Lumen Sage from The Intro.]]
* ElementalPowers: As a Lumen Sage, his powers are derived from the Sun, hence all of his attacks technically count as [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar magic]].
* EvilAlbino: Balder is a megalomaniac with stark white hair and unnaturally pale skin. [[spoiler:He wasn't always like that, though: he looked normal enough in the second game. He had the white hair back when he was normal, but he lost the healthy glow to his skin when Loptr possessed him. Once that happened he began looking really sickly and pale.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:He is the right eye of the world while Bayonetta is the left eye of the world.]]
* EvilGloating: All of the villains get into this to some extent, but Balder is incredibly long-winded; rather, he's one of the few characters who got away with monologuing to [[HatesSmallTalk Bayonetta]]; it's not like she could [[TalkToTheFist shut him up in her normal fashion]] with him [[HumanShield carrying Cereza]].
* EvilIsHammy: As the BigBad, he's one of the hammiest characters of all in the first game.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He wears a black glove on one hand and a golden ring on the other.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the first game, he is shown to be an incredibly horrible person and while he seems at first polite he is merely hiding how bad he actually is. [[spoiler:The second game reveals that it was actually Loptr in control of him]].
* FauxlosophicNarration: In substance, his exposition is very straightforward, but it's couched in terms so lofty and obscure that Bayonetta doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.
* FeatherMotif: Besides having a lot of feathers in his design, he also uses feathers as a makeshift hair comb.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: His outfit is decorated with peacock feathers.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Can fire a beam of light from his hand.
* GlassCannon: Played with. Balder has various, powerful attacks at his disposal, but he only has one bar of health unlike most bosses. Whenever Bayonetta performs a climax, Balder will kill the demon and replenish his health.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: His colors reflect his angelic powers.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He himself is actually rather benevolent as far as the Lumen Sages go. As revealed in ''2'', he was BrainwashedAndCrazy on account of Loptr's influence. See "Masked Lumen" for more on his prior self.]]
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: As soon as you beat him, he gets back up once Bayonetta returns from returning her younger self to her own time and knocks Bayonetta out.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The enemy profile for Balder in the first ''Bayonetta'' paints him as a remorseless, evil man driven purely by self-interest who started the Witch Hunts to further his plans, to the point of saying that he seduced Rosa and sired Bayonetta purely as a ruse to gain the Left Eye of Darkness. ''Bayonetta 2'' reveals that [[GoodAllAlong this is only]] [[TragicVillain vaguely true]]: Balder was duped by the Cardinal Virtues into starting the Witch Hunts and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he was properly mortified when he realized it]], he loved Rosa and his daughter dearly, and his plan in the first game was to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans recreate the world so he could bring Rosa back]], which had been twisted and distorted by [[spoiler:Loptr, who was possessing and corrupting him from within, driving him to his evil actions.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:The Masked Lumen in ''2'' is him. And he was quite the {{Bishounen}} in his day.]]
* KickTheDog: He's rather fond of this, to say the least. From [[spoiler:trying to have Luka pulled apart by angels like he did with his father twenty years earlier before sending him out a window to ''mocking Jeanne'' in front of Bayonetta and revealing he had her {{Brainwashed}}]], you ''will'' have every reason to kick this bastard's smarmy ass by the time the battle starts.
* KillSat: He tries to hit Bayonetta with a satellite laser cannon. When that doesn't work, [[ColonyDrop he drops it on top of her.]] It doesn't help.
* KnightOfCerebus: Barring a bad pun he throws out, the brief screen time he has is completely humorless. Bayonetta gets pissed enough at him that she quickly drops her DeadpanSnarker attitude.
* KnightTemplar: He is bound and determined to make sure that Paradiso is victorious in their struggle against Inferno, even if the entire world is destroyed in the process. [[spoiler:Subverted in the second game where we learn that this is just the result of being tainted by Loptr's evil.]]
* KungShui: He destroys buildings and satellites throughout his fight with Bayonetta.
* LargeHam: The guy chews the scenery into an extravagant paste.
* LaserBlade: His main attack during the boss fight with him.
* LastOfHisKind: [[MoralEventHorizon His doing, alongside the genocide of the Umbra Witches.]] [[spoiler:Or rather it isn't, but rather it's Loptr's fault.]]
* LightEmUp: Primarily fights using the power of light.
* LightIsNotGood: The fact that he's the last Lumen Sage does not in any way diminish his evilness.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: According to ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', he was driven mad after being forced to separate from the woman he loved. Crazy enough that he ended up killing her so that he could remake the world. [[spoiler:As revealed in ''2'', this alone wasn't enough. He was also corrupted from the inside out by the soul of [[ManBehindTheMan Loptr]] in his body over time.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's Bayonetta's father, with some shades of PervertDad as well. Bayonetta is understandably weirded out.]]
* ManInWhite: His predominantly white outfit gives him a rather ominous presence.
* MeaningfulEcho: After spending the first game calling Bayonetta, "My dear, sweet child", and telling her "Fear not, for I am always watching over you", in the most creepy way possible, [[spoiler:at the beginning of the second game, when he dies, he finally says those words the way a father should, foreshadowing his [[GoodAllAlong fundamental goodness]].]]
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis and uses this to fling a building, fire a KillSat, then ''throw'' said KillSat at Bayonetta.
* MyGrandsonMyself: A variation - according to Antonio's notebook, the CEO of Ithavoll Group has claimed to be a descendant of the Lumen Sages. When Bayonetta finally meets him, it turns out he is in fact a Lumen Sage himself.
* MythicalMotifs: [[Myth/NorseMythology Balder]] (both in name, powers, and role as the LastOfHisKind).
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: After Balder makes his speech all about his EvilPlan and how he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] Luka states that everything he says is "Diarrhea of the mouth" because there's been [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler infamous genocidal figures]] just like him.
* NeckSnap: How he kills Gomorrah.
* NoSell: All of your summons do literally no damage to so much as his clothing before he kills them. [[spoiler:Even the finishing blow, [[BoomHeadshot a tube of lipstick shot like a bullet right into his head]] is proven afterwards to have done pretty much nothing.]]
* OhCrap: He's too theatrical to say "oh crap", but he has this reaction after he realizes that [[spoiler:Jeanne's action of pulling Bayonetta from the Jubileus statue not only foiled his century-long plans, but would eventually unleash an insane deity on the universe]].
* OmnicidalManiac: His plan to reunite the three realms would end up killing everyone.
* OneWingedAngel: When he prepares to fight Bayonetta, he sprouts twelve wings.
* OrgasmicCombat: Even your most powerful attacks does nothing more than make him groan or moan.
* PathOfInspiration: He's been manipulating the people of Vigrid with the Lumen Sages' religion to expand the ranks of his army and destroy all traces of the Umbra Witches. Not to mention his ultimate goal of reviving Jubileus, which means the end of the world.
* PlayingWithFire: Uses fire in some of his attacks such as tossing fireballs or summoning pillars of flame from below.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: He's very polite towards Bayonetta. She considers him a horrible, irredeemable monster and treats him as such.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Twelve of them, in fact.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: As a Lumen Sage, he derives his power from the sun.
* PurpleProse: Don't expect his speeches to be simple.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Over 600 years old. How old he is exactly isn't stated.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Bayonetta's red. Best seen in the cutscene before his boss battle, when his cold, calculating personality clashes with Bayonetta's showy, emotional, and furious comments.
* SatanicArchetype: The best and brightest of an angelic holy order that fell from grace and eventually destroyed them all. On top of that his boss form's design was based after Lucifer, and in 2 [[spoiler:rebelled against God alongside one of the forces of hell. Ironically enough, he wasn't even evil.]]
* SilverFox: He might have gray hair, but he still possesses an air of sophistication.
* SinisterMinister: He's the self-styled HighPriest of Vigrid's pseudo-religion, but is also an OmnicidalManiac responsible for the extermination of the Umbra Witches.
* SissyVillain: On the surface. [[AgentPeacock He's a lot more dangerous than he seems.]]
* SphereOfDestruction: Can trap Bayonetta in a ball of light, leaving her open to attack.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Rosa, as the movie shows. [[spoiler:The fact that the world drove them apart eventually drove him mad, causing him to try and destroy it and remake it anew. His final moments as Sheba kills Jubileus has him longingly calling out for Rosa]].
* TheStoic: He's calm throughout both chapters he appears in, but when [[spoiler:Jeanne pulls Bayonetta from the statue of Jubileus]] he totally loses his shit (and for good reason):
-->'''Balder''': Are you ''insane?!'' Light and dark! Unless both halves remain, the universe will lose its balance and face ''another Armageddon''!
* TakingYouWithMe: In the opening for ''2'', he appears to do this for an evil influence that has inhabited his body, apparently driving his madness, dying, but adamant that the influence and he will "perish together." [[spoiler:As the ending of the same game reveals, that is [[GreaterScopeVillain Loptr]], whom he imprisoned within his body.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Of course, once Balder realizes that [[spoiler:he's going to die for nothing]], he accepts his fate, taking care to [[spoiler:make his FamousLastWords MeaninglessMeaningfulWords]].
* TimeStandsStill: Like all Lumen Sages, he can perform Light Speed and slow down time. Though he only uses it once during the cutscene before the fight, the difficulty of getting a slowdown off of his normal attacks suggests that he can undo Witch Time as fast as it's triggered.
* TragicVillain: ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'' explains his motivations as being driven to madness by being seperated from Rosa as well as from the "injustices" of the world. [[spoiler:''2'' further explains it as his evil being caused by being BrainwashedAndCrazy due to a HeroicSacrifice earlier in his life.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He credits the visible opulence of Isla Del Sol to his leadership skills. He's probably right in that regard, though of course he doesn't make it publicly known that his ultimate goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]].
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!!!Other Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''

[[folder: Masked Lumen]]
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-> ''"Very well then, Bayonetta: you shall be the first Umbra Witch to die at my hands!"''
--> - The Masked Lumen

->Voiced by: Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP)\\\

A mysterious Lumen Sage that appears as an antagonist in the second game. Not much is known about him other than his grudge against Loki, and, by extension, Bayonetta, whom he clashes with several times as she tries to defend the boy. He is a young version of [[spoiler:Balder]], brought forth by [[{{God}} Aesir]].
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* {{Animorphism}}: Can transform into a white wolf during combat.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:There is a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassBoast: Prior to the final battle:
-->[[spoiler:"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."]]
* {{Bishonen}}: You can tell he's one just by looking at the tiny sliver of his face that gets revealed in the introduction. [[spoiler:Balder was quite a looker when he was younger.]]
* CallBack:
** [[spoiler:The entire last battle against him is basically a Father Balder rematch with Bayo 2's combat system. He sprouts a huge set of wings shaped like peacock feathers, he fights like he did in the first game, and the exact same music plays.]]
** Because only the Umbra Witches are playable in story mode, the other characters have custom animations for victory poses in Tag Climax. [[spoiler:Balder's has him imitating the 'feather as a hair comb' animation from his anti-Scolopendra cutscene]].
* ColourCodedTimeStop: Starting with his second boss fight, he will perform an attack where he shoots out a deceptively fast beam of symbols shaped like clocks. If it hits Bayonetta, she will be left defenseless as the Sage enters Light Speed, turning everything greyscale.
* CombatStilettos: Fittingly given he's a MirrorBoss, he has high heels much like Bayonetta's, making him a RareMaleExample.
* {{Determinator}}: He is determined to kill Loki, and come hell or high water he will make sure of it.
-->'''Masked Lumen:''' He will ''not'' be forgiven! He will '''''never''''' be forgiven! On my soul as a Lumen, he will draw his last breath before me!
* DoubleWeapon: His weapon of choice, the Holy Glaive, is a golden double-bladed halberd. It can be [[BifurcatedWeapon split apart]] to serve as [[DualWielding two swords]].
* FeatherFlechettes: Uses this to deflect Loki's cards when he first encounters him. The final battle with him has him firing a barrage of these. [[spoiler:He also throws them as projectiles instead of shooting a gun when he's playable during Tag Climax.]]
* FireIceLightning: When playable in Tag Climax, he casts a variety of elemental spells when the kick button is pressed, mostly fire and lightning. His boss fights take it further.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He is an uncorrupted version of Balder who just wants to have peace between the two clans. Unfortunately, he became an UnwittingPawn of Loptr in the process.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He chose to seal Loptr away inside of himself, knowing that he will eventually be corrupted. As such, his final words to Bayonetta are to ask her to strike him down when the time comes.]]
* HighClassGlass: [[spoiler:Unmasked, he wears a monocle with stylized rays of light around the side of it]].
* HumansAreSpecial: He's an ardent believer in this as the quote above will tell you. When Loptr claims that human free will is a joke, the Sage pretty much tells him to [[BigShutUp shut the hell up]] and launches into a PatrickStewartSpeech boasting about how free will means that humanity's outgrown him and has no need for Aesir's Eyes of the World.[[spoiler:He ends up being right.]] And to top his speech off:
-->'''Lumen''': Bayonetta! Shall we illustrate?
-->'''Bayonetta''': Let's rock!
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the final fight with him, he completely cuts loose and makes full use of his Lumen Sage powers, [[spoiler:fighting exactly like he does in the first game.]]
* {{Irony}}: In the Records of Time, Bayonetta praises him for being "the silent type", complaining about the last Lumen Sage she met "[spending] 20 minutes rambling on and on". [[spoiler:Unbeknowst to her, she is addressing ''Balder'', that very Sage, before he was possessed by Loptr and became that rambler.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Masked Lumen behaves with remarkable chivalry and honor in a series full of underhandedness and [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatists]]. He repeatedly says that he has no interest in fighting Bayonetta, only Loki, and gives her the option to step aside in the first two fights. Each time, she doesn't, so he engages her in combat, but makes a clear effort to hold back. It's only after Bayonetta interferes a third time that he declares that he's going to kill her and fights at full power.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:Like his future counterpart]], things get ''very'' serious when he makes an appearance.
* LightEmUp: As a Lumen Sage, he fights using light magic.
* LightIsNotGood: Dressed in immaculate white robes, summoning angels to fight for him, and wielding both fire and lightning powers. Anybody's who's played the first game knows this fellow is trouble. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's just misguided. He actually falls under LightIsGood.]]
* LimitBreak: As a boss, he only uses his strongest attack once he has a Cardinal Virtue out on the battlefield. He'll force Bayonetta away with a ComboBreaker and start channeling light over his head as he focuses; as he does so, the Virtue in question will suddenly gain the upper hand in its brawl with Bayonetta's summoned demon and turn its focus on her. Unless Bayonetta can stagger the Masked Lumen in time, the Virtue will hit her with a powerful attack.
* MagicKnight: While every major character in the setting is this to some degree, he fits the classic description the best: [[spoiler:in Tag Climax, the kick button is used to cast various elemental spells instead and he doesn't use his feet in combat at all.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: His face is hidden behind an ornate golden mask styled to look like both a sun and an eye.
* ManInWhite: His white outfit gives him a dangerous presence.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: He's the only playable character who doesn't have kick attacks, rather they're replaced with powerful elemental spells.
* MirrorBoss: He uses Lumen Sage versions of Bayonetta's moves.
* NoFairCheating: If you use an item during the first two battles with him, he will actually stop what he's doing just to shame you for it.
-->'''Masked Lumen''': ...you have ''disappointed'' me.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Compared to the previous bosses in the series and [[LargeHam their tendency to devour the scenery with relish]], the Masked Lumen seems to find little use for TrashTalk. The first time he is fought he does not utter a single word to Bayonetta before engaging her in combat.
* OneHitKill: Deals out a headshot to Labolas with his glaive once the hellhound succeeds in finishing off Fortitudo. Judging by the demon's reaction, he picked the right head.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Invoked, at the climax of the second game he goes into a lengthy diatribe about how mankind can make up for its own past misgivings without courtship from an [[ManipulativeBastard all powerful jackass]] sitting on high, that [[HumansAreFlawed whatever's been made wrong]] can be righted again by humanities own hand.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Can fly through the air with peacock wings similar to the ones used by Father Balder. [[spoiler:Fitting, as he ''is'' him, and so has the same pacts.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His weapon, clothing, and mask all have sun motifs and he has sun magic. Kind of part-and-parcel of the whole Lumen Sage thing.
* RecurringBoss: He's fought three times over the course of the second game. [[spoiler:Actually, four times. The first time is in the first game's penultimate chapter.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against Loki for [[spoiler:killing Rosa. But in reality, it was actually Loptr disguising himself as Loki to manipulate him.]]
* SummonBiggerFish: Just as our heroine can call forth demons, the Masked Lumen can call forth angels. [[spoiler:In his case, he brings out the Cardinal Virtues from the previous game. Temperantia mirrors Bayonetta's use best, being summoned after Bayo calls in Madama Butterfly.]]
* TimeStandsStill: Using his Light Speed, the Lumen Sage can easily keep up with Bayonetta's Witch Time ability. Best seen immediately before the first boss fight, where he casually grabs a handful of bullets shot at him from almost point-blank range and drops them to the ground. Also, one of his attacks is to fire a set of clock-shaped magical blasts that will slow Bayonetta down if it connects.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of Loptr.]]
* VillainousVow: A given when taking his honorable nature into account. Before his last fight with Bayonetta, he specifically calls her by name, [[PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes asking if he can do so beforehand]], and declares that she will be the first Umbra Witch to die at his hands. [[spoiler:When he pins Bayonetta with his light beam and begins to gain the upper hand, he vows that Loki will die before him, never to be forgiven.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Attempts to strike down Loki without an ounce of remorse or hesitation. Had Bayonetta not interfered, he would have killed him then and there. [[spoiler:Then again, he does believe that said child killed his lover...]]
* {{Wrath}}: He's a little blinded by his desire for revenge and isn't too keen on making sure he's killing the person who's actually responsible.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:His reason for trying to kill Loki; he's mistaking him for Loptr, who he saw kill Rosa.]]
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* [[Characters/BayonettaOther Other characters]]

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!!Other Antagonists
!!!Other Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta''

[[folder: Father Balder]]
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-> ''"Rise, my child! Rise to realize your true potential! Unleash your power and awaken the Eyes of the World!"''
--> - Balder

->Voiced by: Grant Albrecht, Creator/CrispinFreeman as the Masked Lumen (EN), Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu as the Masked Lumen(JP)\\\

The mysterious CEO of the Ithavoll Group, who is eventually revealed as both the BigBad and as Bayonetta's father. His past version is in the sequel (see Masked Lumen).
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* AgentPeacock: Both the most powerful and the most effeminate man in the whole series. And he has an albino peacock stole to really drive the point home.
* AnimalMotifs: The peacock.
* AntiVillain: In ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', where he is shown to have been driven mad from past experiences [[spoiler:(namely losing Rosa)]] and is something of a WellIntentionedExtremist, his reasons to basically cause [[OmnicidalManiac omnicide]] being out of a misguided desire to make a better world. Notably, Bayonetta's opinion of him in the movie is more pity than disgust, unlike the game. [[spoiler:Becomes full-on this in the second game, where we see his younger self. He's vehemently against the Witch Hunts ''and'' genuinely loves Rosa and Cereza. Sealing Loptr, the mad god, away inside himself drives him to insanity... and over the edge. It makes playing the first game a hell of a lot different.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: To Bayonetta.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:In the second game we see a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassFingerSnap: When he commands his KillSat to fire.
* BarrierWarrior: Uses one to defend himself during the boss fight, especially when Bayonetta uses her demon summons.
* BiblicalMotifs: Has elements of Lucifer (specially the Yezidi edition, Melek Taus; particularly ironic in the latter since SatanIsGood in that religion), and Enochian Angels (Babogel, Bornogo).
* BigBad: Of the first game.
* BilingualBonus: His battle cries are in Enochian.
* BondOneLiner: After tossing [[spoiler:Luka]] through a window:
--> It looks like my plans have gone right out the window.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:As revealed in 2, he was actually a good person. The influence of Loptr's soul drove him into his madness and evil.]]
* CatchPhrase: He has a tendency of referring to Bayonetta as "My dear, sweet child" and other variations.
* TheChessmaster: Naturally, being a BigBad who only actually appears in [[OneSceneWonder a small segment of the game]], Balder has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes since the very first chapter of the game, [[spoiler:faking his own death in the process]]. Although he only appears in a small segment, [[spoiler:his voice is present throughout the whole game, you just don't know who it is until you meet him.]]
* ColonyDrop: During the boss fight, he'll occasionally summon a large meteor to hit Bayonetta. Also, in the last leg of the fight, he'll pull the KillSat out of space and throw it at her, leading to a TennisBoss moment.
* CombatSadomasochist: He does an awful lot of moaning throughout the fight.
* CoolMask: He wears a golden mask that covers half of his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's the CEO of the Ithavoll Group and the first game's BigBad.
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Rosa's murder. His actual event of this happening was after his HeroicSacrifice, which led to Loptr gradually driving him completely insane by the time of the first game.]]
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:As he's dying, Loptr tries to escape his body. He regains his sanity and proves himself truly heroic by keeping Loptr sealed as he dies.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:He is The Lumen Sage from The Intro.]]
* ElementalPowers: As a Lumen Sage, his powers are derived from the Sun, hence all of his attacks technically count as [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar magic]].
* EvilAlbino: Balder is a megalomaniac with stark white hair and unnaturally pale skin. [[spoiler:He wasn't always like that, though: he looked normal enough in the second game. He had the white hair back when he was normal, but he lost the healthy glow to his skin when Loptr possessed him. Once that happened he began looking really sickly and pale.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:He is the right eye of the world while Bayonetta is the left eye of the world.]]
* EvilGloating: All of the villains get into this to some extent, but Balder is incredibly long-winded; rather, he's one of the few characters who got away with monologuing to [[HatesSmallTalk Bayonetta]]; it's not like she could [[TalkToTheFist shut him up in her normal fashion]] with him [[HumanShield carrying Cereza]].
* EvilIsHammy: As the BigBad, he's one of the hammiest characters of all in the first game.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He wears a black glove on one hand and a golden ring on the other.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the first game, he is shown to be an incredibly horrible person and while he seems at first polite he is merely hiding how bad he actually is. [[spoiler:The second game reveals that it was actually Loptr in control of him]].
* FauxlosophicNarration: In substance, his exposition is very straightforward, but it's couched in terms so lofty and obscure that Bayonetta doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.
* FeatherMotif: Besides having a lot of feathers in his design, he also uses feathers as a makeshift hair comb.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: His outfit is decorated with peacock feathers.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Can fire a beam of light from his hand.
* GlassCannon: Played with. Balder has various, powerful attacks at his disposal, but he only has one bar of health unlike most bosses. Whenever Bayonetta performs a climax, Balder will kill the demon and replenish his health.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: His colors reflect his angelic powers.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He himself is actually rather benevolent as far as the Lumen Sages go. As revealed in ''2'', he was BrainwashedAndCrazy on account of Loptr's influence. See "Masked Lumen" for more on his prior self.]]
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: As soon as you beat him, he gets back up once Bayonetta returns from returning her younger self to her own time and knocks Bayonetta out.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The enemy profile for Balder in the first ''Bayonetta'' paints him as a remorseless, evil man driven purely by self-interest who started the Witch Hunts to further his plans, to the point of saying that he seduced Rosa and sired Bayonetta purely as a ruse to gain the Left Eye of Darkness. ''Bayonetta 2'' reveals that [[GoodAllAlong this is only]] [[TragicVillain vaguely true]]: Balder was duped by the Cardinal Virtues into starting the Witch Hunts and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he was properly mortified when he realized it]], he loved Rosa and his daughter dearly, and his plan in the first game was to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans recreate the world so he could bring Rosa back]], which had been twisted and distorted by [[spoiler:Loptr, who was possessing and corrupting him from within, driving him to his evil actions.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:The Masked Lumen in ''2'' is him. And he was quite the {{Bishounen}} in his day.]]
* KickTheDog: He's rather fond of this, to say the least. From [[spoiler:trying to have Luka pulled apart by angels like he did with his father twenty years earlier before sending him out a window to ''mocking Jeanne'' in front of Bayonetta and revealing he had her {{Brainwashed}}]], you ''will'' have every reason to kick this bastard's smarmy ass by the time the battle starts.
* KillSat: He tries to hit Bayonetta with a satellite laser cannon. When that doesn't work, [[ColonyDrop he drops it on top of her.]] It doesn't help.
* KnightOfCerebus: Barring a bad pun he throws out, the brief screen time he has is completely humorless. Bayonetta gets pissed enough at him that she quickly drops her DeadpanSnarker attitude.
* KnightTemplar: He is bound and determined to make sure that Paradiso is victorious in their struggle against Inferno, even if the entire world is destroyed in the process. [[spoiler:Subverted in the second game where we learn that this is just the result of being tainted by Loptr's evil.]]
* KungShui: He destroys buildings and satellites throughout his fight with Bayonetta.
* LargeHam: The guy chews the scenery into an extravagant paste.
* LaserBlade: His main attack during the boss fight with him.
* LastOfHisKind: [[MoralEventHorizon His doing, alongside the genocide of the Umbra Witches.]] [[spoiler:Or rather it isn't, but rather it's Loptr's fault.]]
* LightEmUp: Primarily fights using the power of light.
* LightIsNotGood: The fact that he's the last Lumen Sage does not in any way diminish his evilness.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: According to ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', he was driven mad after being forced to separate from the woman he loved. Crazy enough that he ended up killing her so that he could remake the world. [[spoiler:As revealed in ''2'', this alone wasn't enough. He was also corrupted from the inside out by the soul of [[ManBehindTheMan Loptr]] in his body over time.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's Bayonetta's father, with some shades of PervertDad as well. Bayonetta is understandably weirded out.]]
* ManInWhite: His predominantly white outfit gives him a rather ominous presence.
* MeaningfulEcho: After spending the first game calling Bayonetta, "My dear, sweet child", and telling her "Fear not, for I am always watching over you", in the most creepy way possible, [[spoiler:at the beginning of the second game, when he dies, he finally says those words the way a father should, foreshadowing his [[GoodAllAlong fundamental goodness]].]]
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis and uses this to fling a building, fire a KillSat, then ''throw'' said KillSat at Bayonetta.
* MyGrandsonMyself: A variation - according to Antonio's notebook, the CEO of Ithavoll Group has claimed to be a descendant of the Lumen Sages. When Bayonetta finally meets him, it turns out he is in fact a Lumen Sage himself.
* MythicalMotifs: [[Myth/NorseMythology Balder]] (both in name, powers, and role as the LastOfHisKind).
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: After Balder makes his speech all about his EvilPlan and how he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] Luka states that everything he says is "Diarrhea of the mouth" because there's been [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler infamous genocidal figures]] just like him.
* NeckSnap: How he kills Gomorrah.
* NoSell: All of your summons do literally no damage to so much as his clothing before he kills them. [[spoiler:Even the finishing blow, [[BoomHeadshot a tube of lipstick shot like a bullet right into his head]] is proven afterwards to have done pretty much nothing.]]
* OhCrap: He's too theatrical to say "oh crap", but he has this reaction after he realizes that [[spoiler:Jeanne's action of pulling Bayonetta from the Jubileus statue not only foiled his century-long plans, but would eventually unleash an insane deity on the universe]].
* OmnicidalManiac: His plan to reunite the three realms would end up killing everyone.
* OneWingedAngel: When he prepares to fight Bayonetta, he sprouts twelve wings.
* OrgasmicCombat: Even your most powerful attacks does nothing more than make him groan or moan.
* PathOfInspiration: He's been manipulating the people of Vigrid with the Lumen Sages' religion to expand the ranks of his army and destroy all traces of the Umbra Witches. Not to mention his ultimate goal of reviving Jubileus, which means the end of the world.
* PlayingWithFire: Uses fire in some of his attacks such as tossing fireballs or summoning pillars of flame from below.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: He's very polite towards Bayonetta. She considers him a horrible, irredeemable monster and treats him as such.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Twelve of them, in fact.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: As a Lumen Sage, he derives his power from the sun.
* PurpleProse: Don't expect his speeches to be simple.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Over 600 years old. How old he is exactly isn't stated.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Bayonetta's red. Best seen in the cutscene before his boss battle, when his cold, calculating personality clashes with Bayonetta's showy, emotional, and furious comments.
* SatanicArchetype: The best and brightest of an angelic holy order that fell from grace and eventually destroyed them all. On top of that his boss form's design was based after Lucifer, and in 2 [[spoiler:rebelled against God alongside one of the forces of hell. Ironically enough, he wasn't even evil.]]
* SilverFox: He might have gray hair, but he still possesses an air of sophistication.
* SinisterMinister: He's the self-styled HighPriest of Vigrid's pseudo-religion, but is also an OmnicidalManiac responsible for the extermination of the Umbra Witches.
* SissyVillain: On the surface. [[AgentPeacock He's a lot more dangerous than he seems.]]
* SphereOfDestruction: Can trap Bayonetta in a ball of light, leaving her open to attack.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Rosa, as the movie shows. [[spoiler:The fact that the world drove them apart eventually drove him mad, causing him to try and destroy it and remake it anew. His final moments as Sheba kills Jubileus has him longingly calling out for Rosa]].
* TheStoic: He's calm throughout both chapters he appears in, but when [[spoiler:Jeanne pulls Bayonetta from the statue of Jubileus]] he totally loses his shit (and for good reason):
-->'''Balder''': Are you ''insane?!'' Light and dark! Unless both halves remain, the universe will lose its balance and face ''another Armageddon''!
* TakingYouWithMe: In the opening for ''2'', he appears to do this for an evil influence that has inhabited his body, apparently driving his madness, dying, but adamant that the influence and he will "perish together." [[spoiler:As the ending of the same game reveals, that is [[GreaterScopeVillain Loptr]], whom he imprisoned within his body.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Of course, once Balder realizes that [[spoiler:he's going to die for nothing]], he accepts his fate, taking care to [[spoiler:make his FamousLastWords MeaninglessMeaningfulWords]].
* TimeStandsStill: Like all Lumen Sages, he can perform Light Speed and slow down time. Though he only uses it once during the cutscene before the fight, the difficulty of getting a slowdown off of his normal attacks suggests that he can undo Witch Time as fast as it's triggered.
* TragicVillain: ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'' explains his motivations as being driven to madness by being seperated from Rosa as well as from the "injustices" of the world. [[spoiler:''2'' further explains it as his evil being caused by being BrainwashedAndCrazy due to a HeroicSacrifice earlier in his life.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He credits the visible opulence of Isla Del Sol to his leadership skills. He's probably right in that regard, though of course he doesn't make it publicly known that his ultimate goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]].
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!!!Other Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''

[[folder: Masked Lumen]]
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-> ''"Very well then, Bayonetta: you shall be the first Umbra Witch to die at my hands!"''
--> - The Masked Lumen

->Voiced by: Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP)\\\

A mysterious Lumen Sage that appears as an antagonist in the second game. Not much is known about him other than his grudge against Loki, and, by extension, Bayonetta, whom he clashes with several times as she tries to defend the boy. He is a young version of [[spoiler:Balder]], brought forth by [[{{God}} Aesir]].
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* {{Animorphism}}: Can transform into a white wolf during combat.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:There is a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassBoast: Prior to the final battle:
-->[[spoiler:"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."]]
* {{Bishonen}}: You can tell he's one just by looking at the tiny sliver of his face that gets revealed in the introduction. [[spoiler:Balder was quite a looker when he was younger.]]
* CallBack:
** [[spoiler:The entire last battle against him is basically a Father Balder rematch with Bayo 2's combat system. He sprouts a huge set of wings shaped like peacock feathers, he fights like he did in the first game, and the exact same music plays.]]
** Because only the Umbra Witches are playable in story mode, the other characters have custom animations for victory poses in Tag Climax. [[spoiler:Balder's has him imitating the 'feather as a hair comb' animation from his anti-Scolopendra cutscene]].
* ColourCodedTimeStop: Starting with his second boss fight, he will perform an attack where he shoots out a deceptively fast beam of symbols shaped like clocks. If it hits Bayonetta, she will be left defenseless as the Sage enters Light Speed, turning everything greyscale.
* CombatStilettos: Fittingly given he's a MirrorBoss, he has high heels much like Bayonetta's, making him a RareMaleExample.
* {{Determinator}}: He is determined to kill Loki, and come hell or high water he will make sure of it.
-->'''Masked Lumen:''' He will ''not'' be forgiven! He will '''''never''''' be forgiven! On my soul as a Lumen, he will draw his last breath before me!
* DoubleWeapon: His weapon of choice, the Holy Glaive, is a golden double-bladed halberd. It can be [[BifurcatedWeapon split apart]] to serve as [[DualWielding two swords]].
* FeatherFlechettes: Uses this to deflect Loki's cards when he first encounters him. The final battle with him has him firing a barrage of these. [[spoiler:He also throws them as projectiles instead of shooting a gun when he's playable during Tag Climax.]]
* FireIceLightning: When playable in Tag Climax, he casts a variety of elemental spells when the kick button is pressed, mostly fire and lightning. His boss fights take it further.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He is an uncorrupted version of Balder who just wants to have peace between the two clans. Unfortunately, he became an UnwittingPawn of Loptr in the process.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He chose to seal Loptr away inside of himself, knowing that he will eventually be corrupted. As such, his final words to Bayonetta are to ask her to strike him down when the time comes.]]
* HighClassGlass: [[spoiler:Unmasked, he wears a monocle with stylized rays of light around the side of it]].
* HumansAreSpecial: He's an ardent believer in this as the quote above will tell you. When Loptr claims that human free will is a joke, the Sage pretty much tells him to [[BigShutUp shut the hell up]] and launches into a PatrickStewartSpeech boasting about how free will means that humanity's outgrown him and has no need for Aesir's Eyes of the World.[[spoiler:He ends up being right.]] And to top his speech off:
-->'''Lumen''': Bayonetta! Shall we illustrate?
-->'''Bayonetta''': Let's rock!
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the final fight with him, he completely cuts loose and makes full use of his Lumen Sage powers, [[spoiler:fighting exactly like he does in the first game.]]
* {{Irony}}: In the Records of Time, Bayonetta praises him for being "the silent type", complaining about the last Lumen Sage she met "[spending] 20 minutes rambling on and on". [[spoiler:Unbeknowst to her, she is addressing ''Balder'', that very Sage, before he was possessed by Loptr and became that rambler.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Masked Lumen behaves with remarkable chivalry and honor in a series full of underhandedness and [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatists]]. He repeatedly says that he has no interest in fighting Bayonetta, only Loki, and gives her the option to step aside in the first two fights. Each time, she doesn't, so he engages her in combat, but makes a clear effort to hold back. It's only after Bayonetta interferes a third time that he declares that he's going to kill her and fights at full power.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:Like his future counterpart]], things get ''very'' serious when he makes an appearance.
* LightEmUp: As a Lumen Sage, he fights using light magic.
* LightIsNotGood: Dressed in immaculate white robes, summoning angels to fight for him, and wielding both fire and lightning powers. Anybody's who's played the first game knows this fellow is trouble. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's just misguided. He actually falls under LightIsGood.]]
* LimitBreak: As a boss, he only uses his strongest attack once he has a Cardinal Virtue out on the battlefield. He'll force Bayonetta away with a ComboBreaker and start channeling light over his head as he focuses; as he does so, the Virtue in question will suddenly gain the upper hand in its brawl with Bayonetta's summoned demon and turn its focus on her. Unless Bayonetta can stagger the Masked Lumen in time, the Virtue will hit her with a powerful attack.
* MagicKnight: While every major character in the setting is this to some degree, he fits the classic description the best: [[spoiler:in Tag Climax, the kick button is used to cast various elemental spells instead and he doesn't use his feet in combat at all.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: His face is hidden behind an ornate golden mask styled to look like both a sun and an eye.
* ManInWhite: His white outfit gives him a dangerous presence.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: He's the only playable character who doesn't have kick attacks, rather they're replaced with powerful elemental spells.
* MirrorBoss: He uses Lumen Sage versions of Bayonetta's moves.
* NoFairCheating: If you use an item during the first two battles with him, he will actually stop what he's doing just to shame you for it.
-->'''Masked Lumen''': ...you have ''disappointed'' me.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Compared to the previous bosses in the series and [[LargeHam their tendency to devour the scenery with relish]], the Masked Lumen seems to find little use for TrashTalk. The first time he is fought he does not utter a single word to Bayonetta before engaging her in combat.
* OneHitKill: Deals out a headshot to Labolas with his glaive once the hellhound succeeds in finishing off Fortitudo. Judging by the demon's reaction, he picked the right head.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Invoked, at the climax of the second game he goes into a lengthy diatribe about how mankind can make up for its own past misgivings without courtship from an [[ManipulativeBastard all powerful jackass]] sitting on high, that [[HumansAreFlawed whatever's been made wrong]] can be righted again by humanities own hand.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Can fly through the air with peacock wings similar to the ones used by Father Balder. [[spoiler:Fitting, as he ''is'' him, and so has the same pacts.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His weapon, clothing, and mask all have sun motifs and he has sun magic. Kind of part-and-parcel of the whole Lumen Sage thing.
* RecurringBoss: He's fought three times over the course of the second game. [[spoiler:Actually, four times. The first time is in the first game's penultimate chapter.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against Loki for [[spoiler:killing Rosa. But in reality, it was actually Loptr disguising himself as Loki to manipulate him.]]
* SummonBiggerFish: Just as our heroine can call forth demons, the Masked Lumen can call forth angels. [[spoiler:In his case, he brings out the Cardinal Virtues from the previous game. Temperantia mirrors Bayonetta's use best, being summoned after Bayo calls in Madama Butterfly.]]
* TimeStandsStill: Using his Light Speed, the Lumen Sage can easily keep up with Bayonetta's Witch Time ability. Best seen immediately before the first boss fight, where he casually grabs a handful of bullets shot at him from almost point-blank range and drops them to the ground. Also, one of his attacks is to fire a set of clock-shaped magical blasts that will slow Bayonetta down if it connects.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of Loptr.]]
* VillainousVow: A given when taking his honorable nature into account. Before his last fight with Bayonetta, he specifically calls her by name, [[PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes asking if he can do so beforehand]], and declares that she will be the first Umbra Witch to die at his hands. [[spoiler:When he pins Bayonetta with his light beam and begins to gain the upper hand, he vows that Loki will die before him, never to be forgiven.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Attempts to strike down Loki without an ounce of remorse or hesitation. Had Bayonetta not interfered, he would have killed him then and there. [[spoiler:Then again, he does believe that said child killed his lover...]]
* {{Wrath}}: He's a little blinded by his desire for revenge and isn't too keen on making sure he's killing the person who's actually responsible.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:His reason for trying to kill Loki; he's mistaking him for Loptr, who he saw kill Rosa.]]
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[[folder: Loptr, the Prophetic One]]
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-> ''"I see you've already discovered the truth. They don't call you the Left Eye for naught, do they?"''
--> - Loptr

->Voiced by: TJ Ramini (EN), Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP)\\\

A youth who looks almost exactly like Loki, but is far more malevolent. He frequently appears in Loki's visions and seems to have a grudge against him.
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* AgentPeacock: If you thought Balder was flamboyant, wait until you see Lotpr's white/blue lipstick, neatly and fabulously tied hair and his ridiculous outfit, that looks like a burqa and yet manages to be very skimpy underneath (particularly in contrast to Loki's more traditionally masculine clothes). It makes him look like [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Ghirahim]]. Suffice to say, just like Ghirahim, he's exceptionally dangerous and one of the world's most powerful beings. These pieces of [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/b/b6/1419071586696.png/revision/latest?cb=20141222015613 concept]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/9/99/1419071801657.png/revision/latest?cb=20141222015658 art]] show he was originally going to have a more feminine appearance.
* AGodIAm: [[spoiler:Well he's half of one to be precise]], but he's so arrogant he sees himself as above all other beings including [[spoiler:his other half]].
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Killed Rosa and manipulates the events of the second game in order to regain the Eyes of the World and become whole.]]
* BigNO: When [[spoiler:Loki destroys the Eyes of the World to render him powerless]].
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:Had he simply killed Loki after draining him of his Sovereign Power, Loki wouldn't have been able to use power over Nothingness to erase the Eyes of the World and render him powerless.]]
* ChaosIsEvil: [[spoiler:He is the half of the original God of Chaos that represented the negative aspects of chaos.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Masterminded the events of the second game and retroactively causes the events of the first game.]]
* ColdHam: While his tone of voice is perfectly measured and calm, his actual dialogue drips with theatricality which is only accentuated by his exaggerated arm movements.
* ColonyDrop: Can call down meteors. In particular, the fight with him in his child form has him using his hands to ''pull a meteorite from space'' to toss at Bayonetta.
* CreepyChild: In his kid form.
* CreepyMonotone: How he normally talks.
* CurbStompBattle: His fights with Bayonetta usually end with him winning. Not to say that she doesn't put up a valiant fight though. Finally on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler:Loki renders him powerless.]]
* DeaderThanDead: His fate after suffering a massive beatdown, getting his body punched from his soul and then having said body devoured by Gommorah, trying to escape but then [[spoiler:Young!Balder]] containing him within himself before he returns to the 1400s. [[spoiler:The scene at the beginning of Bayonetta 2 is Loptr trying to escape from Balder, but Balder [[TakingYouWithMe keeps him inside until the moment they die so Loptr will definitely die]] with him.]]
* DeathDealer: Like Loki, he can use tarot cards as a form of attack. [[spoiler:Rosa learns this the hard way.]]
* DevourTheDragon: [[spoiler:Pulls this on Balder, stealing the Right Eye out of Balder's head and tossing him aside. Balder lives, but is in noticeable pain afterwards.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** Doubling as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, [[spoiler:Luka swinging in to rescue Loki after he's drained him of his Sovereign Power]] causes Loptr to [[OutOfCharacterMoment react with genuine surprise and briefly drop his calm demeanor]]. Bayonetta doesn't miss a beat in [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]] it.
-->'''Loptr:''' What on earth was ''that?!''
-->'''Bayonetta:''' [[spoiler:Just some fool always swinging in out of nowhere, albeit with absolutely impeccable timing. I suppose not even a god can see him coming?]]
** Takes a much more serious tone later on when [[spoiler:Loki reveals to have Aesir's power over Nothingness, which Loki uses to erase the Eyes of the World and leave him powerless. Loki doesn't miss a beat in Lampshading it.]]
-->'''Loki:''' [[spoiler:His first mistake was thinking all I had to me was some shit "Sovereign Power." Stupid fool doesn't get why ''I'm'' the better half.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In his adult form, [[spoiler:and as Aesir]] which isn't a bother for him since he mainly levitates above the ground.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we clearly see him separately from an event with Loki, he [[spoiler:murders Rosa, showing his evil up front and how he masterminded the entire plot]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Loki, Bayonetta and Balder.
** He IS Loki's evil half, with similar card playing tricks and hidden godlike powers. While Loki is ultimately benevolent, yet mischievous, Loptr is sadistic and cruel. Loki wants the eyes to destroy them, Loptr wants to use them to conquer the world. Loki respects humanity while Loptr sees humans as sheep that need a ruler.
** Like Bayonetta, Loptr calls upon monsters to fight for him and also fights with insane fisticuffs and giant projections of limbs. He has a similar dramatic flair and a connection to the eyes of the world, and can manipulate time in a manner that exceeds Bayonetta's own time-stopping powers. Also both are the "dark half" of a divine pair of beings -- while Loptr is evil, Bayonetta is simply dark.
** Lastly, Loptr and Balder both model themselves after divine figures -- Loptr IS one half of Aesir, while Balder gave himself numerous parallels to Father Rodin and Jubileus. Both of them use light attacks and can summon angels to their aid. However, Balder is not evil, and considers human free will their greatest asset. Loptr considers human free will to be a sick joke.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Believes human free will to be an illusion and that humans should obey only him.
* EvilTwin: Looks exactly like Loki, almost. He uses this [[spoiler:to frame Loki for Rosa's murder]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's infallibly polite and cordial towards others, but none of it is real and he always carries an arrogant, condescending tone.
* FinalBossPreview: [[spoiler:He fights you early on as The Prophet.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His appearance, his faux-politeness, his manner of speaking, his SummonMagic cinematic attacks, and even the specific demons he kills[[note]]The first one being Bayonetta's right-hand attack dog, and the second being her designated constrictor demon[[/note]] all point to [[spoiler:him having some connection to Father Balder, which is made much more blatant when we learn that Balder was actually quite heroic when he was younger]].
* FourIsDeath: He beats the hell out of Bayonetta in their first three fights, but she's able to survive every time. [[spoiler:When he fights as Aesir the fourth time and channels his power entirely from the Eyes of the World, it becomes his undoing when Loki destroys the Eyes and renders him powerless. Bayonetta, Balder, and Jeanne go to town on Loptr and give him a ''very'' humiliating death.]]
* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Does this to Loki by killing Rosa while in his child form.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: One of his [[SignatureMove signature attacks]] is firing beams of blue light and he can call down golden beams of light from the sky.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: His other SignatureMove is creating giant hands of blue light in a manner similar to Bayonetta's Wicked Weaves. His child form takes things a step further with [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six hands to fight with]] that he keeps out for the whole battle.
* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler:As the evil half of the TopGod. Loki's goal is to prevent him from becoming the ''only'' half of Aesir in him.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:His corrupting influence within Balder eventually drives him insane with evil, retroactively causing the events of the first game.]]
* HumiliationConga: Hoo boy! It wasn't enough for him to get beaten by Bayonetta. Oh no, he had to suffer first. [[spoiler:First, Loki uses his power over nothingness to destroy the Eyes of the World and render him powerless. Next, Bayonetta and Balder beat the everloving crap out of him, then summon Omne to drop kick him so hard that his soul is separated from his body. His body is sent flying over the horizon and is eventually eaten alive by Gomorrah, summoned by Jeanne. And as his soul tries to make and escape to another era, Balder absorbs him. Much later, when Balder dies, Loptr dies with him.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Saying human free will is a joke considering the havoc and evil they'd wrought in the wake of the clan wars, [[JerkassHasAPoint while true]] mankind hasn't put on the most [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters stellar representation throughout their history]]. This coming from someone who admitted to instigating half of all human atrocities caused. Coupled with WordOfGod stating that Loptr, as the GodOfEvil, feeding from and being the manifest of all mortal malice since the dawn of his sundering. He really shouldn't toot his own horn [[InsaneTrollLogic with such flimsy justification]], even Balder [[ShutUpHannibal states this point of fact to him]] feeling mankind does not need such a [[JerkassGods two faced douche bag as any kind of lord or master]].
* AnIcePerson: Can fire ice shards during battle.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: The symbol on his forehead is different from that on Loki's. [[spoiler:This allows Bayonetta to play SpannerInTheWorks by letting Balder know who his lover's murderer really was.]]
* InTheHood: In his kid form.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The man is utterly incapable of acknowledging the value of anything that isn't him.
* KnightOfCerebus: The game gets '''MUCH''' darker when he decides to get up and do something (barring the DidntSeeThatComing moment mentioned above), [[spoiler:with Bayonetta being shown that he personally killed Rosa to manipulate Balder into going after Loki.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:After being separated from his body, Loptr's soul attempts to escape into another era to be reborn. Balder stops him by absorbing him into his body. When Balder dies at the end of the first game, Loptr dies with him.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Loptr cares only for himself. Everything else is no different than an insect as far as he's concerned.
* LightEmUp: His primary attacks are light-based, from laser beams, to giant hands, to energy blades.
* LightIsNotGood: While he isn't specifically aligned with Paradiso (though he [[spoiler:does bear the Right Eye for longer than the Left Eye]]), his attacks include [[LightEmUp blue beams of light]], and he is thoroughly associated with gold.
* MeaningfulName: Loptr is [[spoiler:another name for the Norse god Loki]].
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis which he employs in his first fight with Bayonetta, constructing and tossing a large building at her.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Does this to Bayonetta by using the Remembrance of Time to show her how he killed her mother.]]
* MrFanservice: He's a disgustingly malevolent being, but in his adult form, he's got quite a HeroicBuild.
* NoSell: Shrugs off all of Bayonetta's demon summons during cutscenes. In battle, he can parry any Wicked Weave unless it's being used during Umbran Climax.
* NotSoStoic: Has several instances of this in the finale. First there's the DidntSeeThatComing instant mentioned above, during the final battle with him [[spoiler:as Aesir]], he lets out an EvilLaugh on occasion, he lets out a BigNO when [[spoiler:Loki destroys the Eyes of the World]], and has an OhCrap when [[spoiler:Omne drop kicks his body from his soul.]] And while he is [[spoiler:flying through the sky straight toward Gomorrah's waiting maw]], he's frantically flailing through the air in a very comical manner.
* OhCrap: The exact look on his face when [[spoiler:Omne drop kicks his body from his soul.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:He's half of one to be precise. The evil half of the god Aesir.]]
* PowerOfTheVoid: One of his attacks is to create a small void to suck Bayonetta in. Fittingly enough, he also has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to go along with it.
* RasputinianDeath: Much like Jubileus. [[spoiler:He has the Sovereign Power and the Eyes of the World erased from him, [[CurbStompBattle takes a beatdown from Bayo and Balder]], [[SummonBiggerFish a hitherto unseen union of power from Inferno and Paradiso is summoned to kick him out]], [[KarmicDeath his body is chewed on by Gommorah]], and his lingering soul is absorbed into Balder, who goes through a SequentialBoss fight, gets headshotted, ends up crushed under Jubileus' eyelid, and then follows her head through ''atmospheric reentry''. And even then, Loptr's soul still has the strength to try and ditch him.]]
* RecurringBoss: Fought three times throughout the game. [[spoiler:Four if you count Aesir.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: His ultimate fate: [[spoiler:his body destroyed by Gomorrah, and his soul trapped in Balder. Though he manages to corrupt him in order to attempt to make him do the very same thing he once did, Balder manages to keep him inside and die with Loptr]].
* TheSociopath: Cruel, manipulative, remorseless, and extremely arrogant. Everything to him is either an expendable tool or an insect to crush.
* SpaceMaster:
** Like Loki, his powers encompass both time and space, but his time powers are limited compared to Loki's. His powers over space are far more developed, and he uses them in combat through telekinesis (during his fight at the gates to Inferno) and force constructs (through both his hand projections and the meteor creation he uses in his Witch Hunts fight).
** [[spoiler:As Loptr-Aesir, both his time and space powers get some extra oomph, making his red Witch Time-like slowdown move much harder to wiggle out of. His cinematic attacks now exclusively consist of SummonMagic pulling machines from different times and places, including the Ithavoll KillSat and Isla Del Sol missiles from ''Bayonetta'', along with ''[[VideoGame/{{Vanquish}} an entire space colony]]''. He also brings the fight off of Fimbulventr into a dimensional void located in the upper atmosphere.]]
* VaporWear: A rare male example. The cloak he wears is made of see-through material, but is still dense enough to not fully expose him.
* WalkingSpoiler: His placement in the plot ruins the big reveals of it.
* YoureInsane: His reaction to [[spoiler:Balder attempting to absorb his soul.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Aesir, God of Chaos]]
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-> ''"Human free will is a joke; it is a worthless illusion. You need only obey me."''
--> - Aesir\\\

Ruler of the Realm of Chaos of the Trinity of Realities as well as [[BalanceOfGoodAndEvil God of Chaos]], he is the creator of the Eyes of the World. First appears in VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}.
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: His skin is entirely blue, with various traces of gold.
* BalanceOfGoodAndEvil: As the God of Chaos, he oversees this.
* CoolPlane: He can summon Valkyrie Military Transports to carpet bomb the arena.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Is completely barefoot, which isn't much of a bother for him since he normally hovers above the ground.
* EnergyBall: Two variations. Large ones he tosses at Bayonetta and smaller ones.
* EvilIsBigger: Towers over Bayonetta and the Masked Lumen.
* EvilLaugh: Does this frequently during the boss fight. [[spoiler:It is Loptr controlling him after all.]]
* FinalBoss: Of the second game. [[spoiler:More accurately, he's just Loptr in complete control of his form.]]
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Just like Loptr, he can create projections of his arms to attack.
* GodIsGood: [[spoiler:Before splitting into his good and evil halves, he took actions that gave humanity its free will.]]
* GodOfChaos: As mentioned, he is the god of chaos.
* GodOfEvil: Played with. [[spoiler:He's not a bad guy per se, but Loptr absorbing the Eyes of the World allows him to reform into Aesir with Loptr in complete control.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: As the creator of the Eyes of the World, he is this to the first game. [[spoiler:Except it's subverted. He isn't actually a bad guy, but his evil half steals his name and most of his powers. The Eyes weren't intended to be artifacts of doom, but tools of knowledge.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the last leg of the fight, he tries to throw a large particle cannon at Bayonetta, Bayonetta tosses right back at him, causing massive damage.
* KillSat: After taking more damage, he takes a page from Father Balder's playbook and uses one to nuke the arena, knocking the Masked Lumen out of the fight and forcing Bayonetta to fight him solo. He also uses it in the last leg of the fight.
* LightEmUp: Primarily makes use of light-based attacks. [[spoiler:Just like Loptr]].
* LightIsNotGood: Played with. [[spoiler:Aesir himself is not evil, but his evil half, Loptr, regaining the Eyes of the World allows him to reform into Aesir with Loptr in control.]]
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Upon his creation of the Eyes of the World, he split into a good half and an evil half: [[KidSidekick Loki]] and [[InTheHood Loptr]]. Loptr regaining the Eyes leads to him re-forming into Aesir.]]
* MacrossMissileMassacre: He can summon a swarm of Gjallarhorn surface-to-air missiles to attack Bayonetta.
* PortalNetwork: Uses his control over time to summon various objects from across time and space to fight.
* PowerOfTheVoid: [[spoiler:The true power of the God of Chaos is "nothingness", or the ability to erase anything from existence. Loki uses it to outright destroy the Eyes, rendering Loptr-as-Aesir almost powerless.]]
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: When you try to finish off your opponent by ''throwing a giant microwave cannon at them'', that's beyond overkill.
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to his place in the story, this is inevitable.
* YinYangBomb: [[spoiler:As the deity in charge of the balance between light and darkness.]]
[[/folder]]

!!Other Characters *Spoilers*
[[folder: Omne, Controller of Creation]]
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/omne.png]]
-> ''"Agraa ors, taba ors, avavago!"''
--> - Bayonetta's half of Omne's incantation
-> ''"Isious hononol obelisong!"''
--> - Balder's half of Omne's incantation\\\

A mysterious being that resembles a fusion of Jubileus and Queen Sheba, she is actually a different being altogether. Summoned by both Bayonetta and young Balder to finish off Loptr.
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* CallBack: To Queen Sheba from the first game. Both of them look similar, both are the summons used to finish off their respective final bosses, both are team summons between Bayonetta and someone else (Jeanne for Sheba, Balder for Omne), and both of them separate the souls of the targets from their bodies. The latter results in a sequence where the player guides either a soul or body flying in to a target, although in the sequel's case a [[ControllableHelplessness lot less effort is needed.]]
* DivingKick: Uses a massive drop kick to [[spoiler:hit Loptr so hard his body is separated from his soul!]]
* FusionDance: Subverted. [[spoiler:Although it looks like half Jubileus, half Sheba, it's a separate being altogether that looks like them.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Specifically, [[spoiler:one used by the player to finish off the FinalBoss]].
* {{God}}: Heavily implied to be the original creator from before the split of the trinity of realities.
* WalkingSpoiler: Comes completely out of nowhere to beat the already spoilery final boss of the second game.
* WinkDing: Right after she's summoned, she winks with both the sound and a cute little heart accompanying the beating.
* YinYangBomb: Is the result of being summoned by the power of Paradiso and Inferno together.


!!Demons of Inferno
[[folder:Infernals in General]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Played with. Demons are less of a problem in general than Angels, but it's implied that's because they're constantly in the midst of an EnemyCivilWar.
* DealWithTheDevil: How the Umbra Witches gain their powers. The inevitable trade off for all the CrazyAwesome power is an eternity in Hell when they finally die (or get killed). Like the Lumen Sages, though, souls trapped in Inferno can eventually become Demons or even Demon lords, which is actually loosely implied to be a (slightly) better fate than becoming an Angel.
* EldritchAbomination: Much more sinister than their "angelic" counterparts who are also Eldritch Abonimations on their own rights.
* {{Expy}}: Several Demons are clearly intended to be analogues to ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' demons.
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: The Demons want human souls to devour and torture for their own pleasure. The angels basically want to turn humanity into a conformist fascist authoritarian theocracy.
* ImAHumanitarian: As noted in several biographies, demons eating other demons is both common and expected.
* MagicIsEvil: The source of all that CrazyAwesome magical power Bayonetta employs? Selling her soul to the demons of Inferno, most of which are genuinely evil monsters, which means all Umbra Witches suffer for all eternity. Since Bayonetta is apparently no longer mortal, she has to kill angels or risk being Dragged Off to Hell. Declining a continue in the Game Over screen causes a bunch of reaching hands to rip through the ground and pull Bayonetta, struggling and screaming, into Inferno.
* TheSocialDarwinist: While Paradiso is a rigid hierarchy, Inferno is a chaotic battle for supremecy.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Several of them turned against the Umbra Witches, even ones they have pacts with, during the aftermath of the Witch Hunts. Also, several demons who were Climax Summons in ''Bayo 1'' end up as opponents in ''Bayo 2'' [[spoiler:due to Aesir's influence]].
* WasOnceAMan: Most demons were once humans, animals, or even objects that ate their way to the top of Inferno's food chain.
[[/folder]]


!!!Demon Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''
[[folder: Insidious, Consumer of All]]
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An enormous manta-ray like Infernal Demon that serves as the first boss of Chapter VII in Bayonetta 2, attacking Bayonetta and Loki when they use the Ark to travel to Inferno through Fimbulventr's underground water caverns. Though they apparently defeat it, they are quickly swallowed alive, and the rest of the chapter's action takes place inside it.\\\

Another Insidious is fought near the climax of the game when Bayonetta makes her way to Fimbulventr.

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!!Demons of Inferno
[[folder:Infernals in General]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Played with. Demons are less of a problem in general than Angels, but it's implied that's because they're constantly in the midst of an EnemyCivilWar.
* DealWithTheDevil: How the Umbra Witches gain their powers. The inevitable trade off for all the CrazyAwesome power is an eternity in Hell when they finally die (or get killed). Like the Lumen Sages, though, souls trapped in Inferno can eventually become Demons or even Demon lords, which is actually loosely implied to be a (slightly) better fate than becoming an Angel.
* EldritchAbomination: Much more sinister than their "angelic" counterparts who are also Eldritch Abonimations on their own rights.
* {{Expy}}: Several Demons are clearly intended to be analogues to ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' demons.
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: The Demons want human souls to devour and torture for their own pleasure. The angels basically want to turn humanity into a conformist fascist authoritarian theocracy.
* ImAHumanitarian: As noted in several biographies, demons eating other demons is both common and expected.
* MagicIsEvil: The source of all that CrazyAwesome magical power Bayonetta employs? Selling her soul to the demons of Inferno, most of which are genuinely evil monsters, which means all Umbra Witches suffer for all eternity. Since Bayonetta is apparently no longer mortal, she has to kill angels or risk being Dragged Off to Hell. Declining a continue in the Game Over screen causes a bunch of reaching hands to rip through the ground and pull Bayonetta, struggling and screaming, into Inferno.
* TheSocialDarwinist: While Paradiso is a rigid hierarchy, Inferno is a chaotic battle for supremecy.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Several of them turned against the Umbra Witches, even ones they have pacts with, during the aftermath of the Witch Hunts. Also, several demons who were Climax Summons in ''Bayo 1'' end up as opponents in ''Bayo 2'' [[spoiler:due to Aesir's influence]].
* WasOnceAMan: Most demons were once humans, animals, or even objects that ate their way to the top of Inferno's food chain.
[[/folder]]


!!!Demon
!
!!Other Antagonists
!!!Other
Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''
''Bayonetta''

[[folder: Insidious, Consumer of All]]
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Father Balder]]
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An enormous manta-ray like Infernal Demon that serves
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-> ''"Rise, my child! Rise to realize your true potential! Unleash your power and awaken the Eyes of the World!"''
--> - Balder

->Voiced by: Grant Albrecht, Creator/CrispinFreeman
as the first boss of Chapter VII in Bayonetta 2, attacking Bayonetta and Loki when they use Masked Lumen (EN), Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu as the Ark to travel to Inferno through Fimbulventr's underground water caverns. Though they apparently defeat it, they are quickly swallowed alive, and the rest Masked Lumen(JP)\\\

The mysterious CEO
of the chapter's action takes place inside it.\\\

Another Insidious
Ithavoll Group, who is fought near eventually revealed as both the climax of BigBad and as Bayonetta's father. His past version is in the game when Bayonetta makes her way to Fimbulventr.sequel (see Masked Lumen).



* AnimalisticAbomination: A huge, demonic manta-ray.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: This thing is about twice the size of the Ark.
* BeamOWar: Engages one with Loki when he uses the Ark's laser cannon. It loses.
* BigEater: It's called the "Consumer of All" for a reason.
* BizarreAlienBiology: This thing has a skull-like face on its chest that can open up to inhale its victims whole. It has eyes on its wings that wield CombatTentacles and shoot lasers. Not to mention that its left eye can move out of its socket to attack enemies directly and it also has a ''mouth''.
* CombatTentacles: Its eyes attack with these and can fire lasers from them.
* CoolShip: According to its profile, it served as a warship during wars with Paradiso.
* EyeScream: Courtesy of its eyes being the primary targets, it gets a ''lot'' of this during the initial boss fight. Not only must Bayonetta attack its eyes to damage it, but she also has Madama Butterfly rip its eyelid open and then rip out its left eye. And when it engages in a BeamOWar with Loki using its right eye, the eye gets blasted off.
* FakingTheDead: Both battles against an Insidious seemingly end victorious, only for one to show up behind Bayonetta and co. and attempt to inhale them. It's unclear whether it's the same Insidious; both times, the camera is either obstructed or too zoomed-in to see the demon's wing eyes and whether they're the ones Bayonetta damaged.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: In the intro to the game, an Insidious is sliced in half by Valiance.
* HeelFaceTurn: In Chapter X, Rodin summons one to help him and Bayonetta get to Alraune's palace.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Can spit torpedoes from its massive maw.
* MadeOfIron: The one Rodin and Bayonetta ride on in Inferno is ''definitely'' this. You know those shockwave stomps Rodin fights with in the tag battle? The ones capable of clearing every demon, even the miniboss Pain, off the screen in one hit? That Insidious can tank them with no problem.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Anything named Insidious cannot possibly be good, now can it? Neither does its title as "Consumer of All."
* RecurringBoss: Is fought again near the end of the game during the fighter jet section.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: It has giant red eyes.
* ThroatLight: Its mouth glows with an eerie purple light.
* TronLines: Has red ones on its back.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: The first fight with it.
* VacuumMouth: Will attempt to inhale Bayonetta in its mouth. Like with Gomorrah, Madama Butterfly will pry open its jaws to save her. The next attempt is more successful.
* WombLevel: After being SwallowedWhole, Bayonetta spends the next few verses inside of it, culminating in a second fight with the Masked Lumen.

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* AnimalisticAbomination: A huge, demonic manta-ray.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: This thing is about twice
AgentPeacock: Both the size most powerful and the most effeminate man in the whole series. And he has an albino peacock stole to really drive the point home.
* AnimalMotifs: The peacock.
* AntiVillain: In ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', where he is shown to have been driven mad from past experiences [[spoiler:(namely losing Rosa)]] and is something of a WellIntentionedExtremist, his reasons to basically cause [[OmnicidalManiac omnicide]] being out of a misguided desire to make a better world. Notably, Bayonetta's opinion of him in the movie is more pity than disgust, unlike the game. [[spoiler:Becomes full-on this in the second game, where we see his younger self. He's vehemently against the Witch Hunts ''and'' genuinely loves Rosa and Cereza. Sealing Loptr, the mad god, away inside himself drives him to insanity... and over the edge. It makes playing the first game a hell of a lot different.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: To Bayonetta.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:In the second game we see a flashback cutscene
of the Ark.end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassFingerSnap: When he commands his KillSat to fire.
* BarrierWarrior: Uses one to defend himself during the boss fight, especially when Bayonetta uses her demon summons.
* BiblicalMotifs: Has elements of Lucifer (specially the Yezidi edition, Melek Taus; particularly ironic in the latter since SatanIsGood in that religion), and Enochian Angels (Babogel, Bornogo).
* BigBad: Of the first game.
* BilingualBonus: His battle cries are in Enochian.
* BondOneLiner: After tossing [[spoiler:Luka]] through a window:
--> It looks like my plans have gone right out the window.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:As revealed in 2, he was actually a good person. The influence of Loptr's soul drove him into his madness and evil.]]
* CatchPhrase: He has a tendency of referring to Bayonetta as "My dear, sweet child" and other variations.
* TheChessmaster: Naturally, being a BigBad who only actually appears in [[OneSceneWonder a small segment of the game]], Balder has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes since the very first chapter of the game, [[spoiler:faking his own death in the process]]. Although he only appears in a small segment, [[spoiler:his voice is present throughout the whole game, you just don't know who it is until you meet him.]]
* ColonyDrop: During the boss fight, he'll occasionally summon a large meteor to hit Bayonetta. Also, in the last leg of the fight, he'll pull the KillSat out of space and throw it at her, leading to a TennisBoss moment.
* CombatSadomasochist: He does an awful lot of moaning throughout the fight.
* CoolMask: He wears a golden mask that covers half of his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's the CEO of the Ithavoll Group and the first game's BigBad.
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Rosa's murder. His actual event of this happening was after his HeroicSacrifice, which led to Loptr gradually driving him completely insane by the time of the first game.]]
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:As he's dying, Loptr tries to escape his body. He regains his sanity and proves himself truly heroic by keeping Loptr sealed as he dies.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:He is The Lumen Sage from The Intro.]]
* ElementalPowers: As a Lumen Sage, his powers are derived from the Sun, hence all of his attacks technically count as [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar magic]].
* EvilAlbino: Balder is a megalomaniac with stark white hair and unnaturally pale skin. [[spoiler:He wasn't always like that, though: he looked normal enough in the second game. He had the white hair back when he was normal, but he lost the healthy glow to his skin when Loptr possessed him. Once that happened he began looking really sickly and pale.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:He is the right eye of the world while Bayonetta is the left eye of the world.]]
* EvilGloating: All of the villains get into this to some extent, but Balder is incredibly long-winded; rather, he's one of the few characters who got away with monologuing to [[HatesSmallTalk Bayonetta]]; it's not like she could [[TalkToTheFist shut him up in her normal fashion]] with him [[HumanShield carrying Cereza]].
* EvilIsHammy: As the BigBad, he's one of the hammiest characters of all in the first game.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He wears a black glove on one hand and a golden ring on the other.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the first game, he is shown to be an incredibly horrible person and while he seems at first polite he is merely hiding how bad he actually is. [[spoiler:The second game reveals that it was actually Loptr in control of him]].
* FauxlosophicNarration: In substance, his exposition is very straightforward, but it's couched in terms so lofty and obscure that Bayonetta doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.

* BeamOWar: Engages one FeatherMotif: Besides having a lot of feathers in his design, he also uses feathers as a makeshift hair comb.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: His outfit is decorated
with Loki peacock feathers.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Can fire a beam of light from his hand.
* GlassCannon: Played with. Balder has various, powerful attacks at his disposal, but he only has one bar of health unlike most bosses. Whenever Bayonetta performs a climax, Balder will kill the demon and replenish his health.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: His colors reflect his angelic powers.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He himself is actually rather benevolent as far as the Lumen Sages go. As revealed in ''2'', he was BrainwashedAndCrazy on account of Loptr's influence. See "Masked Lumen" for more on his prior self.]]
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: As soon as you beat him, he gets back up once Bayonetta returns from returning her younger self to her own time and knocks Bayonetta out.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The enemy profile for Balder in the first ''Bayonetta'' paints him as a remorseless, evil man driven purely by self-interest who started the Witch Hunts to further his plans, to the point of saying that he seduced Rosa and sired Bayonetta purely as a ruse to gain the Left Eye of Darkness. ''Bayonetta 2'' reveals that [[GoodAllAlong this is only]] [[TragicVillain vaguely true]]: Balder was duped by the Cardinal Virtues into starting the Witch Hunts and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he was properly mortified
when he uses realized it]], he loved Rosa and his daughter dearly, and his plan in the Ark's first game was to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans recreate the world so he could bring Rosa back]], which had been twisted and distorted by [[spoiler:Loptr, who was possessing and corrupting him from within, driving him to his evil actions.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:The Masked Lumen in ''2'' is him. And he was quite the {{Bishounen}} in his day.]]
* KickTheDog: He's rather fond of this, to say the least. From [[spoiler:trying to have Luka pulled apart by angels like he did with his father twenty years earlier before sending him out a window to ''mocking Jeanne'' in front of Bayonetta and revealing he had her {{Brainwashed}}]], you ''will'' have every reason to kick this bastard's smarmy ass by the time the battle starts.
* KillSat: He tries to hit Bayonetta with a satellite
laser cannon. When that doesn't work, [[ColonyDrop he drops it on top of her.]] It loses.doesn't help.
* KnightOfCerebus: Barring a bad pun he throws out, the brief screen time he has is completely humorless. Bayonetta gets pissed enough at him that she quickly drops her DeadpanSnarker attitude.
* KnightTemplar: He is bound and determined to make sure that Paradiso is victorious in their struggle against Inferno, even if the entire world is destroyed in the process. [[spoiler:Subverted in the second game where we learn that this is just the result of being tainted by Loptr's evil.]]
* KungShui: He destroys buildings and satellites throughout his fight with Bayonetta.
* LargeHam: The guy chews the scenery into an extravagant paste.
* LaserBlade: His main attack during the boss fight with him.

* BigEater: It's called LastOfHisKind: [[MoralEventHorizon His doing, alongside the "Consumer genocide of All" for a reason.
the Umbra Witches.]] [[spoiler:Or rather it isn't, but rather it's Loptr's fault.]]
* BizarreAlienBiology: This thing has a skull-like face on its chest LightEmUp: Primarily fights using the power of light.
* LightIsNotGood: The fact
that can open up he's the last Lumen Sage does not in any way diminish his evilness.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: According
to inhale its victims whole. It has eyes on its wings ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', he was driven mad after being forced to separate from the woman he loved. Crazy enough that wield CombatTentacles and shoot lasers. Not to mention he ended up killing her so that its left eye can move out of its socket to attack enemies directly and it he could remake the world. [[spoiler:As revealed in ''2'', this alone wasn't enough. He was also corrupted from the inside out by the soul of [[ManBehindTheMan Loptr]] in his body over time.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's Bayonetta's father, with some shades of PervertDad as well. Bayonetta is understandably weirded out.]]
* ManInWhite: His predominantly white outfit gives him a rather ominous presence.
* MeaningfulEcho: After spending the first game calling Bayonetta, "My dear, sweet child", and telling her "Fear not, for I am always watching over you", in the most creepy way possible, [[spoiler:at the beginning of the second game, when he dies, he finally says those words the way a father should, foreshadowing his [[GoodAllAlong fundamental goodness]].]]
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis and uses this to fling a building, fire a KillSat, then ''throw'' said KillSat at Bayonetta.
* MyGrandsonMyself: A variation - according to Antonio's notebook, the CEO of Ithavoll Group
has claimed to be a ''mouth''.descendant of the Lumen Sages. When Bayonetta finally meets him, it turns out he is in fact a Lumen Sage himself.
* MythicalMotifs: [[Myth/NorseMythology Balder]] (both in name, powers, and role as the LastOfHisKind).
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: After Balder makes his speech all about his EvilPlan and how he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] Luka states that everything he says is "Diarrhea of the mouth" because there's been [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler infamous genocidal figures]] just like him.

* CombatTentacles: Its eyes attack with these and can fire lasers NeckSnap: How he kills Gomorrah.
* NoSell: All of your summons do literally no damage to so much as his clothing before he kills them. [[spoiler:Even the finishing blow, [[BoomHeadshot a tube of lipstick shot like a bullet right into his head]] is proven afterwards to have done pretty much nothing.]]
* OhCrap: He's too theatrical to say "oh crap", but he has this reaction after he realizes that [[spoiler:Jeanne's action of pulling Bayonetta
from them.the Jubileus statue not only foiled his century-long plans, but would eventually unleash an insane deity on the universe]].
* CoolShip: According OmnicidalManiac: His plan to its profile, it served as a warship during wars reunite the three realms would end up killing everyone.
* OneWingedAngel: When he prepares to fight Bayonetta, he sprouts twelve wings.
* OrgasmicCombat: Even your most powerful attacks does nothing more than make him groan or moan.
* PathOfInspiration: He's been manipulating the people of Vigrid
with Paradiso.
* EyeScream: Courtesy of its eyes being
the primary targets, it gets a ''lot'' of this during Lumen Sages' religion to expand the initial boss fight. ranks of his army and destroy all traces of the Umbra Witches. Not only must Bayonetta attack its eyes to damage it, but she also has Madama Butterfly rip its eyelid open and then rip out its left eye. And when it engages in a BeamOWar with Loki using its right eye, mention his ultimate goal of reviving Jubileus, which means the eye gets blasted off.
* FakingTheDead: Both battles against an Insidious seemingly
end victorious, only for one to show up behind Bayonetta and co. and attempt to inhale them. It's unclear whether it's of the same Insidious; both times, the camera is either obstructed or too zoomed-in to see the demon's wing eyes and whether they're the ones Bayonetta damaged.world.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: In PlayingWithFire: Uses fire in some of his attacks such as tossing fireballs or summoning pillars of flame from below.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: He's very polite towards Bayonetta. She considers him a horrible, irredeemable monster and treats him as such.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Twelve of them, in fact.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: As a Lumen Sage, he derives his power from
the intro sun.
* PurpleProse: Don't expect his speeches
to be simple.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Over 600 years old. How old he is exactly isn't stated.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Bayonetta's red. Best seen in
the game, cutscene before his boss battle, when his cold, calculating personality clashes with Bayonetta's showy, emotional, and furious comments.
* SatanicArchetype: The best and brightest of
an Insidious angelic holy order that fell from grace and eventually destroyed them all. On top of that his boss form's design was based after Lucifer, and in 2 [[spoiler:rebelled against God alongside one of the forces of hell. Ironically enough, he wasn't even evil.]]
* SilverFox: He might have gray hair, but he still possesses an air of sophistication.
* SinisterMinister: He's the self-styled HighPriest of Vigrid's pseudo-religion, but
is sliced also an OmnicidalManiac responsible for the extermination of the Umbra Witches.
* SissyVillain: On the surface. [[AgentPeacock He's a lot more dangerous than he seems.]]
* SphereOfDestruction: Can trap Bayonetta
in half by Valiance.a ball of light, leaving her open to attack.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Rosa, as the movie shows. [[spoiler:The fact that the world drove them apart eventually drove him mad, causing him to try and destroy it and remake it anew. His final moments as Sheba kills Jubileus has him longingly calling out for Rosa]].

* HeelFaceTurn: In Chapter X, Rodin summons one to help him and TheStoic: He's calm throughout both chapters he appears in, but when [[spoiler:Jeanne pulls Bayonetta get to Alraune's palace.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Can spit torpedoes
from the statue of Jubileus]] he totally loses his shit (and for good reason):
-->'''Balder''': Are you ''insane?!'' Light and dark! Unless both halves remain, the universe will lose
its massive maw.
* MadeOfIron: The one Rodin
balance and Bayonetta ride on in Inferno is ''definitely'' this. You know those shockwave stomps Rodin fights with in face ''another Armageddon''!
* TakingYouWithMe: In
the tag battle? The ones capable of clearing every demon, even opening for ''2'', he appears to do this for an evil influence that has inhabited his body, apparently driving his madness, dying, but adamant that the miniboss Pain, off influence and he will "perish together." [[spoiler:As the screen in one hit? That Insidious can tank them with no problem.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Anything named Insidious cannot possibly be good, now can it? Neither does its title as "Consumer of All."
* RecurringBoss: Is fought again near the end
ending of the same game reveals, that is [[GreaterScopeVillain Loptr]], whom he imprisoned within his body.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Of course, once Balder realizes that [[spoiler:he's going to die for nothing]], he accepts his fate, taking care to [[spoiler:make his FamousLastWords MeaninglessMeaningfulWords]].
* TimeStandsStill: Like all Lumen Sages, he can perform Light Speed and slow down time. Though he only uses it once
during the fighter jet section.
cutscene before the fight, the difficulty of getting a slowdown off of his normal attacks suggests that he can undo Witch Time as fast as it's triggered.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: It has giant red eyes.
* ThroatLight: Its mouth glows with an eerie purple light.
* TronLines: Has red ones on its back.
* UnderwaterBossBattle: The first fight with it.
* VacuumMouth: Will attempt to inhale Bayonetta in its mouth. Like with Gomorrah, Madama Butterfly will pry open its jaws to save her. The next attempt is more successful.
* WombLevel: After
TragicVillain: ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'' explains his motivations as being SwallowedWhole, Bayonetta spends driven to madness by being seperated from Rosa as well as from the next few verses inside "injustices" of it, culminating in a second fight with the Masked Lumen.world. [[spoiler:''2'' further explains it as his evil being caused by being BrainwashedAndCrazy due to a HeroicSacrifice earlier in his life.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He credits the visible opulence of Isla Del Sol to his leadership skills. He's probably right in that regard, though of course he doesn't make it publicly known that his ultimate goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]].




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-> ''"Enough games! Had you cried for mercy, you may have lived, but now nothing but your last breath awaits you!"''
--> - Alraune

->Voiced by: Creator/TaraPlatt\\\

A demon character in ''Bayonetta 2''. She is the one that holds Jeanne's soul in Inferno, and as such Bayonetta is forced to fight against her. Not helped is her grudge against Madama Butterfly.

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-> ''"Enough games! Had ''"Very well then, Bayonetta: you cried for mercy, you may have lived, but now nothing but your last breath awaits you!"''
shall be the first Umbra Witch to die at my hands!"''
--> - Alraune

The Masked Lumen

->Voiced by: Creator/TaraPlatt\\\

Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP)\\\

A demon character in ''Bayonetta 2''. She is the one mysterious Lumen Sage that holds Jeanne's soul appears as an antagonist in Inferno, and as such Bayonetta is forced to fight against her. the second game. Not helped much is her known about him other than his grudge against Madama Butterfly.Loki, and, by extension, Bayonetta, whom he clashes with several times as she tries to defend the boy. He is a young version of [[spoiler:Balder]], brought forth by [[{{God}} Aesir]].



* AffablyEvil: Is willing to be merciful to Bayonetta, until she breaks more of her palace out of pettiness and reveals her pact with Madama Butterfly.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:She is sealed in a weapon by Rodin.]]
* ArchEnemy: Apparently one to Madama Butterly. Not that the latter cares that much.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:After Rodin does his "dirty work" and seals her in a weapon against her will,]] Alraune is never mentioned again and the best sympathy she gets for her fate is Bayonetta snarkily calling it "not very romantic."
* BeamSpam: In her monster form, she'll use Jeanne's power to fire magic blasts from her hands in a sweeping motion.
* BewareMyStingerTail: In her OneWingedAngel form, she'll attempt to stab Bayonetta with her tail. Bayonetta can use this to her advantage to stun her so she can free Jeanne's soul.
* BlatantLies: Alraune claiming that Jeanne's soul had already been completely devoured, but being 'gracious' enough to spare Bayonetta if she leaves her palace ... Bayonetta doesn't buy it for a moment and uses Madama Butterfly to trash her palace and force Alraune out of hiding.
* ChestBlaster: Can fire a blast of dark magic from her chest in monster form.
* ClimaxBoss: She's fought in chapter XI (out of 16) and her fight [[spoiler:wraps up the "rescuing Jeanne" plot]], although Bayonetta still has some other business afterwards.
* CombatTentacles: Can turn her hands and feet into vines. She can also sprout a purple vine from her back to summon large demonic flowers and can use them to drain Bayonetta's health.
* DanceBattler: Not as much as Bayonetta, but her fighting style is quite graceful and elegant, with beautiful flips, cartwheels, and spins.
* DashAttack: She will occasionally attempt to dash at Bayonetta and impale her with her claws, telegraphed by her raising her right hand in the air and the claws giving a brief flash.
* DepravedBisexual[=/=]PsychoLesbian: It's stated in her [[AllThereInTheManual Lemegeton's Guidebook entry]] that she pretty much lures souls by injecting them with poison and making them her "lovers." Since she's done that to Jeanne and the first scene we see her, she's admiring Jeanne's captured soul and licking her lips, one of the tropes has to apply.
* FemmeFatalons: Her main attack in both forms is to slice Bayonetta with her claws.
* FlowerMotifs: Roses. Demonic red roses, but still, roses.
* FlunkyBoss: When fighting her in her normal form, she will spawn large flowers that will fire a sort of SuperSpit at Bayonetta, stunning her and leaving her open to attack.
* AGodAmI: She didn't realize how much of a power boost Jeanne's soul would give her, once tapping into it and transforming into some beastly demonic dragontaur, she declares with this sort of power at her fingertips she could become the ruler of Inferno.
* GreenThumb: Has power over plants, particularly carnivorous plants.
* HornAttack: Can use her horns as a weapon in monster form.
* LargeHam: She practically ''dances'' as she challenges Madama Butterfly before her boss fight.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She steals Jeanne's soul with the purpose of using it to get more powerful, [[spoiler:and after her defeat, her own soul is stolen by Rodin to empower a new weapon for Bayonetta]].
* MeaningfulName: She is named after the play ''Alraune''. Namely, the play's connection to the [[PlantPerson mandragora]] myth reflect her association with vegetation.
* NoodleIncident: It's never been explained exactly what happened between Alraune and Madama Butterfly. Bayonetta sums it up best:
-->'''Bayonetta:''' I don't know what you did to piss her off, but whatever it was, ''nice''.
* OneWingedAngel: Transforms into a dragon-like form thanks to Jeanne's soul.
* {{Planimal}}: Her OneWingedAngel form looks like the cross between a dragon, scorpion, and a plant.
* PrecisionFStrike: When Bayonetta beats down the first phase, Alraune calls her a "filthy bitch". Yes, ''in Enochian''. Somebody at Creator/PlatinumGames is DoingItForTheArt.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Her rivalry with Madama Butterfly is played this way. Alraune is livid, but Madama Butterfly doesn't respond, and Bayonetta is rather amused by the whole thing.
* SoulPower: Consumed Jeanne's soul and uses it to power herself. She also attempts to steal Bayonetta's in their fight.
* SpikesOfDoom: Can stab the ground with her claws to create thorns.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's OneHeadTaller than Bayonetta, who herself is a StatuesqueStunner in her own right.
* TurnsRed: After nearly defeating her first form, Alraune gets pissed and uses Jeanne's soul in order to transform herself into some sort of draconic abomination.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: She completely underestimates Bayonetta when she enters her demonic lair, assuming she's just some normal human who stumbled into Inferno ... completely ignoring the fact to have gotten there Bayonetta would have needed to (and did) get through legions of infernals. She's not so cocky once she discovers Bayonetta is an Umbra Witch, however.
* UnknownRival: To Madama Butterfly. Alraune hates her with a passion, but Madama Butterfly doesn't seem to acknowledge she exists.
* VacuumMouth: In her monster form, she will use this to draw Bayonetta in and absorb her soul.
* WhipItGood: Has a few vine-based attacks like this. [[spoiler:It's also her ultimate fate, as Rodin turns her into a whip weapon for Bayonetta after she softened the demon up for him.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: This manifests as one of her attacks that you have to wiggle the left stick to get out of, as well as being her planned fate for Jeanne. [[spoiler:It's also what Rodin does to her to create one of his weapons.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Is willing {{Animorphism}}: Can transform into a white wolf during combat.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:There is a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself
to be merciful slay the god. As he dies, he promises to Bayonetta, until she breaks more of her palace out of pettiness watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and reveals her pact with Madama Butterfly.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:She is sealed in a weapon by Rodin.
accepts his fate.]]
* ArchEnemy: Apparently one BadassBoast: Prior to Madama Butterly. Not that the latter cares that much.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:After Rodin does his "dirty work" and seals her in a weapon against her will,]] Alraune is never mentioned again and
final battle:
-->[[spoiler:"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 best sympathy she gets for her fate path. But we always move forward. That is Bayonetta snarkily calling it "not very romantic."
* BeamSpam: In her monster form, she'll use Jeanne's
the power to fire magic blasts from her hands in a sweeping motion.
of man."]]
* BewareMyStingerTail: In her OneWingedAngel form, she'll attempt to stab Bayonetta with her tail. Bayonetta {{Bishonen}}: You can use this to her advantage to stun her so she can free Jeanne's soul.
* BlatantLies: Alraune claiming
tell he's one just by looking at the tiny sliver of his face that Jeanne's soul had already been completely devoured, but being 'gracious' enough to spare Bayonetta if she leaves her palace ... Bayonetta doesn't buy it for a moment and uses Madama Butterfly to trash her palace and force Alraune out of hiding.
* ChestBlaster: Can fire a blast of dark magic from her chest in monster form.
* ClimaxBoss: She's fought in chapter XI (out of 16) and her fight [[spoiler:wraps up the "rescuing Jeanne" plot]], although Bayonetta still has some other business afterwards.
* CombatTentacles: Can turn her hands and feet into vines. She can also sprout a purple vine from her back to summon large demonic flowers and can use them to drain Bayonetta's health.
* DanceBattler: Not as much as Bayonetta, but her fighting style is quite graceful and elegant, with beautiful flips, cartwheels, and spins.
* DashAttack: She will occasionally attempt to dash at Bayonetta and impale her with her claws, telegraphed by her raising her right hand
gets revealed in the air and the claws giving introduction. [[spoiler:Balder was quite a brief flash.
* DepravedBisexual[=/=]PsychoLesbian: It's stated in her [[AllThereInTheManual Lemegeton's Guidebook entry]] that she pretty much lures souls by injecting them with poison and making them her "lovers." Since she's done that to Jeanne and the first scene we see her, she's admiring Jeanne's captured soul and licking her lips, one of the tropes has to apply.
* FemmeFatalons: Her main attack in both forms is to slice Bayonetta with her claws.
* FlowerMotifs: Roses. Demonic red roses, but still, roses.
* FlunkyBoss: When fighting her in her normal form, she will spawn large flowers that will fire a sort of SuperSpit at Bayonetta, stunning her and leaving her open to attack.
* AGodAmI: She didn't realize how much of a power boost Jeanne's soul would give her, once tapping into it and transforming into some beastly demonic dragontaur, she declares with this sort of power at her fingertips she could become the ruler of Inferno.
* GreenThumb: Has power over plants, particularly carnivorous plants.
* HornAttack: Can use her horns as a weapon in monster form.
* LargeHam: She practically ''dances'' as she challenges Madama Butterfly before her boss fight.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She steals Jeanne's soul with the purpose of using it to get more powerful, [[spoiler:and after her defeat, her own soul is stolen by Rodin to empower a new weapon for Bayonetta]].
* MeaningfulName: She is named after the play ''Alraune''. Namely, the play's connection to the [[PlantPerson mandragora]] myth reflect her association with vegetation.
* NoodleIncident: It's never been explained exactly what happened between Alraune and Madama Butterfly. Bayonetta sums it up best:
-->'''Bayonetta:''' I don't know what you did to piss her off, but whatever it was, ''nice''.
* OneWingedAngel: Transforms into a dragon-like form thanks to Jeanne's soul.
* {{Planimal}}: Her OneWingedAngel form looks like the cross between a dragon, scorpion, and a plant.
* PrecisionFStrike: When Bayonetta beats down the first phase, Alraune calls her a "filthy bitch". Yes, ''in Enochian''. Somebody at Creator/PlatinumGames is DoingItForTheArt.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Her rivalry with Madama Butterfly is played this way. Alraune is livid, but Madama Butterfly doesn't respond, and Bayonetta is rather amused by the whole thing.
* SoulPower: Consumed Jeanne's soul and uses it to power herself. She also attempts to steal Bayonetta's in their fight.
* SpikesOfDoom: Can stab the ground with her claws to create thorns.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's OneHeadTaller than Bayonetta, who herself is a StatuesqueStunner in her own right.
* TurnsRed: After nearly defeating her first form, Alraune gets pissed and uses Jeanne's soul in order to transform herself into some sort of draconic abomination.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: She completely underestimates Bayonetta
looker when she enters her demonic lair, assuming she's just some normal human who stumbled into Inferno ... completely ignoring the fact to have gotten there Bayonetta would have needed to (and did) get through legions of infernals. She's not so cocky once she discovers Bayonetta is an Umbra Witch, however.
* UnknownRival: To Madama Butterfly. Alraune hates her with a passion, but Madama Butterfly doesn't seem to acknowledge she exists.
* VacuumMouth: In her monster form, she will use this to draw Bayonetta in and absorb her soul.
* WhipItGood: Has a few vine-based attacks like this. [[spoiler:It's also her ultimate fate, as Rodin turns her into a whip weapon for Bayonetta after she softened the demon up for him.
he was younger.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: This manifests CallBack:
** [[spoiler:The entire last battle against him is basically a Father Balder rematch with Bayo 2's combat system. He sprouts a huge set of wings shaped like peacock feathers, he fights like he did in the first game, and the exact same music plays.]]
** Because only the Umbra Witches are playable in story mode, the other characters have custom animations for victory poses in Tag Climax. [[spoiler:Balder's has him imitating the 'feather
as one a hair comb' animation from his anti-Scolopendra cutscene]].
* ColourCodedTimeStop: Starting with his second boss fight, he will perform an attack where he shoots out a deceptively fast beam
of her attacks symbols shaped like clocks. If it hits Bayonetta, she will be left defenseless as the Sage enters Light Speed, turning everything greyscale.
* CombatStilettos: Fittingly given he's a MirrorBoss, he has high heels much like Bayonetta's, making him a RareMaleExample.
* {{Determinator}}: He is determined to kill Loki, and come hell or high water he will make sure of it.
-->'''Masked Lumen:''' He will ''not'' be forgiven! He will '''''never''''' be forgiven! On my soul as a Lumen, he will draw his last breath before me!
* DoubleWeapon: His weapon of choice, the Holy Glaive, is a golden double-bladed halberd. It can be [[BifurcatedWeapon split apart]] to serve as [[DualWielding two swords]].
* FeatherFlechettes: Uses this to deflect Loki's cards when he first encounters him. The final battle with him has him firing a barrage of these. [[spoiler:He also throws them as projectiles instead of shooting a gun when he's playable during Tag Climax.]]
* FireIceLightning: When playable in Tag Climax, he casts a variety of elemental spells when the kick button is pressed, mostly fire and lightning. His boss fights take it further.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He is an uncorrupted version of Balder who just wants to have peace between the two clans. Unfortunately, he became an UnwittingPawn of Loptr in the process.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He chose to seal Loptr away inside of himself, knowing
that he will eventually be corrupted. As such, his final words to Bayonetta are to ask her to strike him down when the time comes.]]
* HighClassGlass: [[spoiler:Unmasked, he wears a monocle with stylized rays of light around the side of it]].
* HumansAreSpecial: He's an ardent believer in this as the quote above will tell you. When Loptr claims that human free will is a joke, the Sage pretty much tells him to [[BigShutUp shut the hell up]] and launches into a PatrickStewartSpeech boasting about how free will means that humanity's outgrown him and has no need for Aesir's Eyes of the World.[[spoiler:He ends up being right.]] And to top his speech off:
-->'''Lumen''': Bayonetta! Shall we illustrate?
-->'''Bayonetta''': Let's rock!
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the final fight with him, he completely cuts loose and makes full use of his Lumen Sage powers, [[spoiler:fighting exactly like he does in the first game.]]
* {{Irony}}: In the Records of Time, Bayonetta praises him for being "the silent type", complaining about the last Lumen Sage she met "[spending] 20 minutes rambling on and on". [[spoiler:Unbeknowst to her, she is addressing ''Balder'', that very Sage, before he was possessed by Loptr and became that rambler.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Masked Lumen behaves with remarkable chivalry and honor in a series full of underhandedness and [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatists]]. He repeatedly says that he has no interest in fighting Bayonetta, only Loki, and gives her the option to step aside in the first two fights. Each time, she doesn't, so he engages her in combat, but makes a clear effort to hold back. It's only after Bayonetta interferes a third time that he declares that he's going to kill her and fights at full power.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:Like his future counterpart]], things get ''very'' serious when he makes an appearance.
* LightEmUp: As a Lumen Sage, he fights using light magic.
* LightIsNotGood: Dressed in immaculate white robes, summoning angels to fight for him, and wielding both fire and lightning powers. Anybody's who's played the first game knows this fellow is trouble. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's just misguided. He actually falls under LightIsGood.]]
* LimitBreak: As a boss, he only uses his strongest attack once he has a Cardinal Virtue out on the battlefield. He'll force Bayonetta away with a ComboBreaker and start channeling light over his head as he focuses; as he does so, the Virtue in question will suddenly gain the upper hand in its brawl with Bayonetta's summoned demon and turn its focus on her. Unless Bayonetta can stagger the Masked Lumen in time, the Virtue will hit her with a powerful attack.
* MagicKnight: While every major character in the setting is this to some degree, he fits the classic description the best: [[spoiler:in Tag Climax, the kick button is used to cast various elemental spells instead and he doesn't use his feet in combat at all.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: His face is hidden behind an ornate golden mask styled to look like both a sun and an eye.
* ManInWhite: His white outfit gives him a dangerous presence.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: He's the only playable character who doesn't have kick attacks, rather they're replaced with powerful elemental spells.
* MirrorBoss: He uses Lumen Sage versions of Bayonetta's moves.
* NoFairCheating: If you use an item during the first two battles with him, he will actually stop what he's doing just to shame you for it.
-->'''Masked Lumen''': ...
you have ''disappointed'' me.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Compared
to wiggle the left stick previous bosses in the series and [[LargeHam their tendency to get devour the scenery with relish]], the Masked Lumen seems to find little use for TrashTalk. The first time he is fought he does not utter a single word to Bayonetta before engaging her in combat.
* OneHitKill: Deals
out of, a headshot to Labolas with his glaive once the hellhound succeeds in finishing off Fortitudo. Judging by the demon's reaction, he picked the right head.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Invoked, at the climax of the second game he goes into a lengthy diatribe about how mankind can make up for its own past misgivings without courtship from an [[ManipulativeBastard all powerful jackass]] sitting on high, that [[HumansAreFlawed whatever's been made wrong]] can be righted again by humanities own hand.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Can fly through the air with peacock wings similar to the ones used by Father Balder. [[spoiler:Fitting,
as well he ''is'' him, and so has the same pacts.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His weapon, clothing, and mask all have sun motifs and he has sun magic. Kind of part-and-parcel of the whole Lumen Sage thing.
* RecurringBoss: He's fought three times over the course of the second game. [[spoiler:Actually, four times. The first time is in the first game's penultimate chapter.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against Loki for [[spoiler:killing Rosa. But in reality, it was actually Loptr disguising himself
as Loki to manipulate him.]]
* SummonBiggerFish: Just as our heroine can call forth demons, the Masked Lumen can call forth angels. [[spoiler:In his case, he brings out the Cardinal Virtues from the previous game. Temperantia mirrors Bayonetta's use best,
being her planned fate for Jeanne. [[spoiler:It's also what Rodin does summoned after Bayo calls in Madama Butterfly.]]
* TimeStandsStill: Using his Light Speed, the Lumen Sage can easily keep up with Bayonetta's Witch Time ability. Best seen immediately before the first boss fight, where he casually grabs a handful of bullets shot at him from almost point-blank range and drops them
to her to create the ground. Also, one of his weapons.attacks is to fire a set of clock-shaped magical blasts that will slow Bayonetta down if it connects.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of Loptr.]]
* VillainousVow: A given when taking his honorable nature into account. Before his last fight with Bayonetta, he specifically calls her by name, [[PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes asking if he can do so beforehand]], and declares that she will be the first Umbra Witch to die at his hands. [[spoiler:When he pins Bayonetta with his light beam and begins to gain the upper hand, he vows that Loki will die before him, never to be forgiven.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Attempts to strike down Loki without an ounce of remorse or hesitation. Had Bayonetta not interfered, he would have killed him then and there. [[spoiler:Then again, he does believe that said child killed his lover...]]
* {{Wrath}}: He's a little blinded by his desire for revenge and isn't too keen on making sure he's killing the person who's actually responsible.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:His reason for trying to kill Loki; he's mistaking him for Loptr, who he saw kill Rosa.
]]



!!!Lesser Demons
[[folder: Pain, Driver of Agony]]
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A mechanical demon that serves as a miniboss in ''Bayonetta 2''. Has a stronger, fiery version of it called Pride that is fought during Chapters VIII and X.

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!!!Lesser Demons
[[folder: Pain, Driver of Agony]]
[[quoteright:346:https://static.
Loptr, the Prophetic One]]
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-> ''"I see you've already discovered the truth. They don't call you the Left Eye for naught, do they?"''
--> - Loptr

->Voiced by: TJ Ramini (EN), Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP)\\\

A mechanical demon that serves as a miniboss youth who looks almost exactly like Loki, but is far more malevolent. He frequently appears in ''Bayonetta 2''. Has a stronger, fiery version of it called Pride that is fought during Chapters VIII Loki's visions and X.seems to have a grudge against him.



* DegradedBoss: After fighting one as a boss, the rest of the game has you fighting weaker versions of it as regular enemies.
* FallenHero: According to its profile, Pride was once an Angel of Paradiso that served as a flaming chariot.
* GatlingGood: Can turn their arms into gatling guns for ranged attacks.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both of their names and BossSubtitles. Pain is the '''Driver of Agony''' and Pride is the '''Enveloper of Flame'''
* PlayingWithFire: Pride uses fire attacks.
* RedOniBlueOni: Pride is the stronger, more aggressive red demon while Pain is the weaker blue demon.
* TransformingMecha: When not attacking, they transform into a compact, coffin shape.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Like with all demons in the second game, they're attacking Bayonetta due to the imbalance in the Trinity of Realities.

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* DegradedBoss: After fighting AgentPeacock: If you thought Balder was flamboyant, wait until you see Lotpr's white/blue lipstick, neatly and fabulously tied hair and his ridiculous outfit, that looks like a burqa and yet manages to be very skimpy underneath (particularly in contrast to Loki's more traditionally masculine clothes). It makes him look like [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Ghirahim]]. Suffice to say, just like Ghirahim, he's exceptionally dangerous and one as a boss, the rest of the game has you fighting weaker versions world's most powerful beings. These pieces of it as regular enemies.
* FallenHero: According to its profile, Pride
[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/b/b6/1419071586696.png/revision/latest?cb=20141222015613 concept]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/9/99/1419071801657.png/revision/latest?cb=20141222015658 art]] show he was once an Angel of Paradiso that served as originally going to have a flaming chariot.more feminine appearance.
* GatlingGood: Can turn their arms into gatling guns for ranged attacks.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Both
AGodIAm: [[spoiler:Well he's half of their names one to be precise]], but he's so arrogant he sees himself as above all other beings including [[spoiler:his other half]].
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Killed Rosa
and BossSubtitles. Pain manipulates the events of the second game in order to regain the Eyes of the World and become whole.]]
* BigNO: When [[spoiler:Loki destroys the Eyes of the World to render him powerless]].
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:Had he simply killed Loki after draining him of his Sovereign Power, Loki wouldn't have been able to use power over Nothingness to erase the Eyes of the World and render him powerless.]]
* ChaosIsEvil: [[spoiler:He
is the '''Driver half of Agony''' the original God of Chaos that represented the negative aspects of chaos.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Masterminded the events of the second game
and Pride is retroactively causes the '''Enveloper events of Flame'''
* PlayingWithFire: Pride uses fire attacks.
* RedOniBlueOni: Pride is
the stronger, more aggressive red demon while Pain first game.]]
* ColdHam: While his tone of voice
is the weaker blue demon.perfectly measured and calm, his actual dialogue drips with theatricality which is only accentuated by his exaggerated arm movements.
* TransformingMecha: When not attacking, ColonyDrop: Can call down meteors. In particular, the fight with him in his child form has him using his hands to ''pull a meteorite from space'' to toss at Bayonetta.
* CreepyChild: In his kid form.
* CreepyMonotone: How he normally talks.
* CurbStompBattle: His fights with Bayonetta usually end with him winning. Not to say that she doesn't put up a valiant fight though. Finally on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler:Loki renders him powerless.]]
* DeaderThanDead: His fate after suffering a massive beatdown, getting his body punched from his soul and then having said body devoured by Gommorah, trying to escape but then [[spoiler:Young!Balder]] containing him within himself before he returns to the 1400s. [[spoiler:The scene at the beginning of Bayonetta 2 is Loptr trying to escape from Balder, but Balder [[TakingYouWithMe keeps him inside until the moment
they transform into a compact, coffin shape.
die so Loptr will definitely die]] with him.]]
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: DeathDealer: Like Loki, he can use tarot cards as a form of attack. [[spoiler:Rosa learns this the hard way.]]
* DevourTheDragon: [[spoiler:Pulls this on Balder, stealing the Right Eye out of Balder's head and tossing him aside. Balder lives, but is in noticeable pain afterwards.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** Doubling as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, [[spoiler:Luka swinging in to rescue Loki after he's drained him of his Sovereign Power]] causes Loptr to [[OutOfCharacterMoment react
with genuine surprise and briefly drop his calm demeanor]]. Bayonetta doesn't miss a beat in [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]] it.
-->'''Loptr:''' What on earth was ''that?!''
-->'''Bayonetta:''' [[spoiler:Just some fool always swinging in out of nowhere, albeit with absolutely impeccable timing. I suppose not even a god can see him coming?]]
** Takes a much more serious tone later on when [[spoiler:Loki reveals to have Aesir's power over Nothingness, which Loki uses to erase the Eyes of the World and leave him powerless. Loki doesn't miss a beat in Lampshading it.]]
-->'''Loki:''' [[spoiler:His first mistake was thinking
all I had to me was some shit "Sovereign Power." Stupid fool doesn't get why ''I'm'' the better half.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In his adult form, [[spoiler:and as Aesir]] which isn't a bother for him since he mainly levitates above the ground.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we clearly see him separately from an event with Loki, he [[spoiler:murders Rosa, showing his evil up front and how he masterminded the entire plot]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Loki, Bayonetta and Balder.
** He IS Loki's evil half, with similar card playing tricks and hidden godlike powers. While Loki is ultimately benevolent, yet mischievous, Loptr is sadistic and cruel. Loki wants the eyes to destroy them, Loptr wants to use them to conquer the world. Loki respects humanity while Loptr sees humans as sheep that need a ruler.
** Like Bayonetta, Loptr calls upon monsters to fight for him and also fights with insane fisticuffs and giant projections of limbs. He has a similar dramatic flair and a connection to the eyes of the world, and can manipulate time in a manner that exceeds Bayonetta's own time-stopping powers. Also both are the "dark half" of a divine pair of beings -- while Loptr is evil, Bayonetta is simply dark.
** Lastly, Loptr and Balder both model themselves after divine figures -- Loptr IS one half of Aesir, while Balder gave himself numerous parallels to Father Rodin and Jubileus. Both of them use light attacks and can summon angels to their aid. However, Balder is not evil, and considers human free will their greatest asset. Loptr considers human free will to be a sick joke.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Believes human free will to be an illusion and that humans should obey only him.
* EvilTwin: Looks exactly like Loki, almost. He uses this [[spoiler:to frame Loki for Rosa's murder]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's infallibly polite and cordial towards others, but none of it is real and he always carries an arrogant, condescending tone.
* FinalBossPreview: [[spoiler:He fights you early on as The Prophet.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His appearance, his faux-politeness, his manner of speaking, his SummonMagic cinematic attacks, and even the specific
demons in he kills[[note]]The first one being Bayonetta's right-hand attack dog, and the second game, they're attacking being her designated constrictor demon[[/note]] all point to [[spoiler:him having some connection to Father Balder, which is made much more blatant when we learn that Balder was actually quite heroic when he was younger]].
* FourIsDeath: He beats the hell out of
Bayonetta due in their first three fights, but she's able to survive every time. [[spoiler:When he fights as Aesir the imbalance fourth time and channels his power entirely from the Eyes of the World, it becomes his undoing when Loki destroys the Eyes and renders him powerless. Bayonetta, Balder, and Jeanne go to town on Loptr and give him a ''very'' humiliating death.]]
* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Does this to Loki by killing Rosa while in his child form.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: One of his [[SignatureMove signature attacks]] is firing beams of blue light and he can call down golden beams of light from the sky.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: His other SignatureMove is creating giant hands of blue light in a manner similar to Bayonetta's Wicked Weaves. His child form takes things a step further with [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six hands to fight with]] that he keeps out for the whole battle.
* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler:As the evil half of the TopGod. Loki's goal is to prevent him from becoming the ''only'' half of Aesir in him.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:His corrupting influence within Balder eventually drives him insane with evil, retroactively causing the events of the first game.]]
* HumiliationConga: Hoo boy! It wasn't enough for him to get beaten by Bayonetta. Oh no, he had to suffer first. [[spoiler:First, Loki uses his power over nothingness to destroy the Eyes of the World and render him powerless. Next, Bayonetta and Balder beat the everloving crap out of him, then summon Omne to drop kick him so hard that his soul is separated from his body. His body is sent flying over the horizon and is eventually eaten alive by Gomorrah, summoned by Jeanne. And as his soul tries to make and escape to another era, Balder absorbs him. Much later, when Balder dies, Loptr dies with him.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Saying human free will is a joke considering the havoc and evil they'd wrought
in the Trinity wake of Realities.the clan wars, [[JerkassHasAPoint while true]] mankind hasn't put on the most [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters stellar representation throughout their history]]. This coming from someone who admitted to instigating half of all human atrocities caused. Coupled with WordOfGod stating that Loptr, as the GodOfEvil, feeding from and being the manifest of all mortal malice since the dawn of his sundering. He really shouldn't toot his own horn [[InsaneTrollLogic with such flimsy justification]], even Balder [[ShutUpHannibal states this point of fact to him]] feeling mankind does not need such a [[JerkassGods two faced douche bag as any kind of lord or master]].
* AnIcePerson: Can fire ice shards during battle.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: The symbol on his forehead is different from that on Loki's. [[spoiler:This allows Bayonetta to play SpannerInTheWorks by letting Balder know who his lover's murderer really was.]]
* InTheHood: In his kid form.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The man is utterly incapable of acknowledging the value of anything that isn't him.
* KnightOfCerebus: The game gets '''MUCH''' darker when he decides to get up and do something (barring the DidntSeeThatComing moment mentioned above), [[spoiler:with Bayonetta being shown that he personally killed Rosa to manipulate Balder into going after Loki.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:After being separated from his body, Loptr's soul attempts to escape into another era to be reborn. Balder stops him by absorbing him into his body. When Balder dies at the end of the first game, Loptr dies with him.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Loptr cares only for himself. Everything else is no different than an insect as far as he's concerned.
* LightEmUp: His primary attacks are light-based, from laser beams, to giant hands, to energy blades.
* LightIsNotGood: While he isn't specifically aligned with Paradiso (though he [[spoiler:does bear the Right Eye for longer than the Left Eye]]), his attacks include [[LightEmUp blue beams of light]], and he is thoroughly associated with gold.
* MeaningfulName: Loptr is [[spoiler:another name for the Norse god Loki]].
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis which he employs in his first fight with Bayonetta, constructing and tossing a large building at her.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Does this to Bayonetta by using the Remembrance of Time to show her how he killed her mother.]]
* MrFanservice: He's a disgustingly malevolent being, but in his adult form, he's got quite a HeroicBuild.
* NoSell: Shrugs off all of Bayonetta's demon summons during cutscenes. In battle, he can parry any Wicked Weave unless it's being used during Umbran Climax.
* NotSoStoic: Has several instances of this in the finale. First there's the DidntSeeThatComing instant mentioned above, during the final battle with him [[spoiler:as Aesir]], he lets out an EvilLaugh on occasion, he lets out a BigNO when [[spoiler:Loki destroys the Eyes of the World]], and has an OhCrap when [[spoiler:Omne drop kicks his body from his soul.]] And while he is [[spoiler:flying through the sky straight toward Gomorrah's waiting maw]], he's frantically flailing through the air in a very comical manner.
* OhCrap: The exact look on his face when [[spoiler:Omne drop kicks his body from his soul.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:He's half of one to be precise. The evil half of the god Aesir.]]
* PowerOfTheVoid: One of his attacks is to create a small void to suck Bayonetta in. Fittingly enough, he also has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to go along with it.
* RasputinianDeath: Much like Jubileus. [[spoiler:He has the Sovereign Power and the Eyes of the World erased from him, [[CurbStompBattle takes a beatdown from Bayo and Balder]], [[SummonBiggerFish a hitherto unseen union of power from Inferno and Paradiso is summoned to kick him out]], [[KarmicDeath his body is chewed on by Gommorah]], and his lingering soul is absorbed into Balder, who goes through a SequentialBoss fight, gets headshotted, ends up crushed under Jubileus' eyelid, and then follows her head through ''atmospheric reentry''. And even then, Loptr's soul still has the strength to try and ditch him.]]
* RecurringBoss: Fought three times throughout the game. [[spoiler:Four if you count Aesir.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: His ultimate fate: [[spoiler:his body destroyed by Gomorrah, and his soul trapped in Balder. Though he manages to corrupt him in order to attempt to make him do the very same thing he once did, Balder manages to keep him inside and die with Loptr]].
* TheSociopath: Cruel, manipulative, remorseless, and extremely arrogant. Everything to him is either an expendable tool or an insect to crush.
* SpaceMaster:
** Like Loki, his powers encompass both time and space, but his time powers are limited compared to Loki's. His powers over space are far more developed, and he uses them in combat through telekinesis (during his fight at the gates to Inferno) and force constructs (through both his hand projections and the meteor creation he uses in his Witch Hunts fight).
** [[spoiler:As Loptr-Aesir, both his time and space powers get some extra oomph, making his red Witch Time-like slowdown move much harder to wiggle out of. His cinematic attacks now exclusively consist of SummonMagic pulling machines from different times and places, including the Ithavoll KillSat and Isla Del Sol missiles from ''Bayonetta'', along with ''[[VideoGame/{{Vanquish}} an entire space colony]]''. He also brings the fight off of Fimbulventr into a dimensional void located in the upper atmosphere.]]
* VaporWear: A rare male example. The cloak he wears is made of see-through material, but is still dense enough to not fully expose him.
* WalkingSpoiler: His placement in the plot ruins the big reveals of it.
* YoureInsane: His reaction to [[spoiler:Balder attempting to absorb his soul.]]



!!!Climax Summoned Demons introduced in ''Bayonetta''

[[folder: Madama Butterfly, Mistress of Atrocity]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/butterfly6.png]]
-> ''"E varma!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Madama Butterfly\\\

A demon taking the form of a woman who left this world under unfortunate circumstances, only to be reincarnated in Hell. Unlike her beautiful, swallowtail butterfly-like appearance, this demon is particularly brutal, and her reputation is well known among the denizens of Inferno.

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!!!Climax Summoned Demons introduced in ''Bayonetta''

[[folder: Madama Butterfly, Mistress Aesir, God of Atrocity]]
Chaos]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/butterfly6.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aesir_the_god_of_chaos.png]]
-> ''"E varma!"''
''"Human free will is a joke; it is a worthless illusion. You need only obey me."''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Madama Butterfly\\\

A demon taking
Aesir\\\

Ruler of
the form Realm of a woman who left this world under unfortunate circumstances, only to be reincarnated in Hell. Unlike her beautiful, swallowtail butterfly-like appearance, this demon is particularly brutal, and her reputation is Chaos of the Trinity of Realities as well known among as [[BalanceOfGoodAndEvil God of Chaos]], he is the denizens creator of Inferno.the Eyes of the World. First appears in VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}.



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: As evidenced by her hands and feet, Madama Butterfly is huge. Outright confirmed in the second game where Bayonetta can manifest her fully. For scale, she's roughly the same size as ''Tempermantia'' and Bayonetta herself barely reaches her ankle.
* DealWithTheDevil: The devil in question, providing the pact that gives Bayonetta her powers as an Umbra Witch.
* GorgeousGorgon: Despite being a demon and looking like one, she's still quite beautiful.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: In the sequel, despite being a demoness, she seems to be more than happy to help Bayonetta beat the crap out of her own kind in Inferno, even giving her a fist-bump there. This is probably because she used to be human and sympathizes with Bayonetta's goal of rescuing Jeanne.
* NobleDemon: As mentioned under UndyingLoyalty, she's one of the few demons who continue to honor their contract with Bayonetta.
* PrettyButterflies: She has a swallowtail butterfly motif.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Her main attack when her whole body is summoned.
* TheRedBaron: Madama Butterfly, the Mistress of Atrocity.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her red eyes reflect how powerful she is.
* UndyingLoyalty: One of the few demons from the first game that remain loyal to Bayonetta in the sequel, which Bayonetta makes particular note of. Probably helps that Madama Butterfly apparently has her own history of pissing off Inferno's denizens.
* UnknownRival: To Alraune. Alraune hates her with a passion, but Madama Butterfly apparently doesn't know her or doesn't care.
* UseYourHead: Is surprisingly fond of headbutts in the sequel, delivering them for Infernal Weaves, punish attacks on Gomorrah, and to reflect massive projectiles from Loptr.
* WingedHumanoid: A humanoid female demon with butterfly wings.

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: His skin is entirely blue, with various traces of gold.
* BalanceOfGoodAndEvil:
As evidenced by her hands the God of Chaos, he oversees this.
* CoolPlane: He can summon Valkyrie Military Transports to carpet bomb the arena.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Is completely barefoot, which isn't much of a bother for him since he normally hovers above the ground.
* EnergyBall: Two variations. Large ones he tosses at Bayonetta
and feet, Madama Butterfly smaller ones.
* EvilIsBigger: Towers over Bayonetta and the Masked Lumen.
* EvilLaugh: Does this frequently during the boss fight. [[spoiler:It
is huge. Outright confirmed in Loptr controlling him after all.]]
* FinalBoss: Of
the second game where game. [[spoiler:More accurately, he's just Loptr in complete control of his form.]]
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Just like Loptr, he can create projections of his arms to attack.
* GodIsGood: [[spoiler:Before splitting into his good and evil halves, he took actions that gave humanity its free will.]]
* GodOfChaos: As mentioned, he is the god of chaos.
* GodOfEvil: Played with. [[spoiler:He's not a bad guy per se, but Loptr absorbing the Eyes of the World allows him to reform into Aesir with Loptr in complete control.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: As the creator of the Eyes of the World, he is this to the first game. [[spoiler:Except it's subverted. He isn't actually a bad guy, but his evil half steals his name and most of his powers. The Eyes weren't intended to be artifacts of doom, but tools of knowledge.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the last leg of the fight, he tries to throw a large particle cannon at Bayonetta,
Bayonetta can manifest her fully. For scale, she's roughly tosses right back at him, causing massive damage.
* KillSat: After taking more damage, he takes a page from Father Balder's playbook and uses one to nuke
the same size as ''Tempermantia'' arena, knocking the Masked Lumen out of the fight and forcing Bayonetta herself barely reaches her ankle.
* DealWithTheDevil: The devil
to fight him solo. He also uses it in question, providing the pact that gives Bayonetta her powers as an Umbra Witch.
* GorgeousGorgon: Despite being a demon and looking like one, she's still quite beautiful.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: In the sequel, despite being a demoness, she seems to be more than happy to help Bayonetta beat the crap out of her own kind in Inferno, even giving her a fist-bump there. This is probably because she used to be human and sympathizes with Bayonetta's goal of rescuing Jeanne.
* NobleDemon: As mentioned under UndyingLoyalty, she's one
last leg of the few demons who continue fight.
* LightEmUp: Primarily makes use of light-based attacks. [[spoiler:Just like Loptr]].
* LightIsNotGood: Played with. [[spoiler:Aesir himself is not evil, but his evil half, Loptr, regaining the Eyes of the World allows him
to honor their contract reform into Aesir with Bayonetta.
Loptr in control.]]
* PrettyButterflies: She has LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Upon his creation of the Eyes of the World, he split into a swallowtail butterfly motif.
good half and an evil half: [[KidSidekick Loki]] and [[InTheHood Loptr]]. Loptr regaining the Eyes leads to him re-forming into Aesir.]]
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Her main MacrossMissileMassacre: He can summon a swarm of Gjallarhorn surface-to-air missiles to attack when her whole body is summoned.
Bayonetta.
* TheRedBaron: Madama Butterfly, the Mistress of Atrocity.
PortalNetwork: Uses his control over time to summon various objects from across time and space to fight.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her red eyes reflect how powerful she is.
* UndyingLoyalty: One
PowerOfTheVoid: [[spoiler:The true power of the few demons God of Chaos is "nothingness", or the ability to erase anything from existence. Loki uses it to outright destroy the first game that remain loyal Eyes, rendering Loptr-as-Aesir almost powerless.]]
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: When you try
to Bayonetta finish off your opponent by ''throwing a giant microwave cannon at them'', that's beyond overkill.
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to his place
in the sequel, which Bayonetta makes particular note of. Probably helps that Madama Butterfly apparently has her own history of pissing off Inferno's denizens.
story, this is inevitable.
* UnknownRival: To Alraune. Alraune hates her with a passion, but Madama Butterfly apparently doesn't know her or doesn't care.
* UseYourHead: Is surprisingly fond of headbutts in
YinYangBomb: [[spoiler:As the sequel, delivering them for Infernal Weaves, punish attacks on Gomorrah, deity in charge of the balance between light and to reflect massive projectiles from Loptr.
* WingedHumanoid: A humanoid female demon with butterfly wings.
darkness.]]



[[folder: Madama Styx, Decider of Ends]]
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-> ''"Givi varma!"''
--> - Jeanne, summoning Madama Styx\\\

Queen of the River Styx, the boundary between humanity and Hades, Madama Styx is said to be a moth living within the human world. These insects, born from the magical power that flows from a woman's body, are charged with luring the souls of sinners into Inferno.

to:

!!Other Characters *Spoilers*
[[folder: Madama Styx, Decider Omne, Controller of Ends]]
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-> ''"Givi varma!"''
''"Agraa ors, taba ors, avavago!"''
--> - Jeanne, summoning Madama Styx\\\

Bayonetta's half of Omne's incantation
-> ''"Isious hononol obelisong!"''
--> - Balder's half of Omne's incantation\\\

A mysterious being that resembles a fusion of Jubileus and
Queen of the River Styx, the boundary between humanity Sheba, she is actually a different being altogether. Summoned by both Bayonetta and Hades, Madama Styx is said young Balder to be a moth living within the human world. These insects, born from the magical power that flows from a woman's body, are charged with luring the souls of sinners into Inferno.finish off Loptr.



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Same as Butterfly.
* DealWithTheDevil: The devil in question, providing Jeanne's contract.
* EvilTwin: Of Madama Butterfly. Though technically, they're both evil.
* GorgeousGorgon: Much like Madama Butterfly, she's still quite beautiful.
* PrettyButterflies: Moths, actually.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Just as dangerous as Madama Butterfly.
* WingedHumanoid: Much like Madama Butterfly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gomorrah, Devourer of the Divine]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bayo2gomorrah.png]]
-> ''"Avavago!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Gomorrah\\\

A monstrous creature hailing from the demonic wood, Johnson Forest. Taking the form of a dragon, it is incredibly fierce, identifying all that moves as game and devouring its prey. Territorial, it is most likely to be found alone.
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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: While in the first game, we only saw its head, the boss fight with it in the second game shows it to be absolutely massive to the point that half of its body is stuck inside the portal it uses to emerge in the human world.
* AnimalisticAbomination: A demonic dinosaur-like creature.
* BreathWeapon: When fighting Bayonetta it breaths fire and can spit out large globs of flesh.
* EatenAlive: What it does to your opponents.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: If it moves, he's gonna kill it.
* GetBackHereBoss: Bayonetta fights it as it scales a skyscraper.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His [[BossSubtitles Boss Subtitle]] '''Devourer of the Divine'''.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Its roar sounds like an elephant's trumpet and it resembles a cross between [[DinosaursAreDragons a dragon and a T-Rex]].
* PurpleIsPowerful: It's mostly purple and is quite strong.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His red eyes warn you of his vicious appetite.
* RoarBeforeBeating: Almost does this every time Bayonetta summons him during Climax attacks.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: To Bayonetta at the start of the second game. [[spoiler:Jeanne eventually uses him (or possibly another individual of his race) without that problem to destroy Loptr's body.]]
* VacuumMouth: It will attempt to inhale Bayonetta in its mouth. If successful, Madama Butterfly will pry open its jaw to let Bayoneta escape.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Malphas]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/malphas_transparent.png]]
-> ''"Agraa ors!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Malphas\\\

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.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A demonic crow.
* CreepyCrows: It's a very intimidating crow, not helped by its additional eyes.
* DemotedToExtra: Malphas and Queen Sheba are the only demons from the first game that don't fully appear in the sequel. However, the wings that Bayonetta summons for aerial combat apparently belong to it.
* {{Expy}}: Of Griffon from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.
* ExtraEyes: Has eight primary eyes and two vestigial eyes.
* FeatheredFiend: It's a demonic crow that eats its prey by tearing their heads off.
* GiantFlyer: It's about the size of a small house.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Delivers one to Fortuitio, viciously pecking him over and over until it cracks a hole in his chest.
* OffWithHisHead: Tears off the head of an [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Inspired]] and [[SwallowedWhole swallows it while it continues to scream]].
* SinisterScythe: Has a bizarre crest on its skull resembling a scythe-blade.
* UndyingLoyalty: One of the few demons from the first game to remain loyal to Bayonetta in the sequel, providing her wings for aerial battles.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hekatoncheir, Shatterer of the Earth]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hekatoncheir.png]]
-> ''"Affa iada! Effna!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Hekatoncheir\\\

A giant endowed with six fearsome arms capable of pulverizing mountains, those unfortunate enough to fall underfoot of the demon are subject to days-long violent earthquakes.
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* DropTheHammer: Not the demon itself, but the sequel has a hammer weapon that allows Bayonetta to summon Hekatoncheir's fists with her Wicked Weaves.
* DumbMuscle: Its profile outright states that it lacks knowledge.
* TheFaceless: We only ever see its arms in the game.
* TheKlutz: Slightly. In its attempt to perform a volleyball-like finisher on Golem, it flubs the third bounce, leading it to opt to simply pulverize the damn thing. It apparently gets better in the sequel, where it tries the same thing in reverse order with more success.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: It has a total of six arms.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Its entire role in the game is to beat everything to a pulp.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Its arms are as large as Madama Butterfly's, who's already the size of a building.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Does this a couple times, especially against Golem; having six arms helps.
* ThirdTimesTheCharm: There are two (storyline) Golem fights in ''Bayo 1'', and Hekatoncheir flubs the 'spike' of its volleyball routine on both. A different Golem appears in ''Bayo 2'', and this time the Infernal spikes it successfully.
* UndyingLoyalty: One of the few demons from the first game to remain loyal to Bayonetta in the sequel.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Scolopendra, Eradicator of Paradise]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scolopendra_transparent.png]]
-> ''"Teloc vovim!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Scolopendra\\\

A vile centipede hailing from Frejentonta, a river of boiling blood in the depths of Inferno, rumors speak of its body exceeding ten kilometers in length. Moving unlike anything its size, its deftness allows it to wrap around and constrict its prey in the blink of an eye.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A demonic centipede.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: It's an utterly massive centipede.
* CreepyCentipedes: Its profile says its body is longer than ten kilometers.
* DeadlyHug: Its main method of killing is to simply squeeze its prey to death. Father Balder gets around this by forming a large barrier around himself.
* DemotedToExtra: Only makes one appearance in the sequel, where a group of them act as stage obstacles to Bayonetta while she explores Inferno.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Gigapede boss of ''Devil May Cry 3''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first game, Scolopendra was Bayonetta's go-to demon for constriction attacks. However, when she finishes off Valor in ''Bayonetta 2'', she summons Hydra for that purpose instead, suggesting that she already knew that the Scolopendrae she'd encounter in Inferno wouldn't be on the best terms with her.
* RoarBeforeBeating: Screams just before proceeding to wrap its victim to death.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: While none outright pick a fight with Bayonetta in the sequel, a group of them try to hinder her while she's traversing Inferno.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Phantasmaraneae, Twister of Flame]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/phantasmaraneae_transparent.png]]
-> ''"Izazaz piadaph!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Phantasmaraneae\\\

Phantasmaraneae nests upon a sea of magma, deep within the furthest reaches of Inferno. Rarely seen upon the face of the Earth, even sightings of the demon in hell are a seldom event, leading to its name, which means phantom spider.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A demonic spider that breaths fire.
* {{Expy}}: of the boss Phantom from the first Devil May Cry.
* GiantSpider: Gets summoned twice. The first time it is slightly larger than the battleship-sized Sapientia. The second time it is large enough to swallow Sapientia whole.
* InformedAttribute: Its profile in the first game mentions that it inhabits the furthest reaches of Inferno upon a sea of magma, neither of which describes where Bayonetta actually finds one while in Inferno. However, Phantasmaraneae's profile in the sequel does in fact make note of this, and points out that, like many demons in the sequel, it's behaving differently than usual.
* MagmaMan: Well, it nests on a sea of magma, for one. It also spits balls of it at Bayonetta when it fights her.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Its BossSubtitles, the '''Twister of Flame'''. It sounds intimidating and it references its power over fire.
* NobleDemon: Its kind are noted to actually be one of the more benevolent demons and to have a curious nature, if one treats it respectfully then it will respect you in turn and provide gifts of rare treasures and secrets. Of course when we meet them in the second game they have gone a bit crazy from the universe's imbalance, and become highly aggressive.
* PlayingWithFire: Also uses fire attacks when facing Bayonetta.
* TheSwarm: Can summon a group of smaller, though still enormous by human standards, spiders like itself.
* TunnelKing: Can burrow underground to attack Bayonetta from below.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Bayonetta comes across one while in Inferno, where it promptly tries to kill her.
* WreathedInFlames: During the boss fight with it in the sequel, we get to see what it looks like without Bayonetta's hair and its body is constantly set ablaze.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Queen Sheba]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sheba_page_1.png]]
-> ''"Teloc vovim! Agraa ors, taba ors, avavago!"''
--> - Bayonetta and Jeanne, summoning Queen Sheba\\\

When the cosmos was split into light, darkness, and chaos in between, the incredibly powerful Sheba was born alongside the darkness controlling the world of Inferno. As she lives in the hellish land, and is often classified as a demon; however, the full details of her existence are unknown.
----
* TheAntiGod: Equal and opposite to Jubileus, as the ruler of Inferno opposed to Jubileus' rule of Paradiso.
* ArmCannon: [[spoiler:Uses one in ''Bloody Fate'' to finish off Jubileus]]
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: If Jubileus is a 50-Foot Whatever, Sheba is a ''[[UpToEleven 500-Foot Whatever]]'', with her fist alone being larger than Jubileus' entire body.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Every witch who's attempted to summon her in the past died in the attempt due to how unbelievably powerful she is. It takes both Bayonetta and Jeanne together to do the job.
* EvilTwin: She is basically this to Jubileus, although she is much bigger. [[spoiler:Much more powerful too − she effortlessly punches God's soul from Pluto to the sun. This could be because Jubileus was at half power on account of Jeanne removing Bayonetta from the statue before Jubileus was revived]]. And if her file is to be believed, this is only a tiny portion of her real power.
* TheGodsMustBeLazy: While all angels swear fealty to Jubileus, none of the demons seem to quite regard Sheba as their ruler, preferring to fight among themselves to become ruler of Inferno, suggesting that Sheba takes a [[OrcusOnHisThrone very hands-off-approach to her title.]]
* [[MegatonPunch Infiniton Punch]]: Hits Jubileus so hard that her soul flies out of her body and burns up in the sun.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: She's a giant demon that rules Inferno.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: They should give you an idea of just how powerful she is.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jokingly suggested by [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/804b5812a296ea5a1d4500187e6f9589/tumblr_nhoom3z6yb1r9je5mo1_500.jpg artwork from the first game]] showing Sheba smiling while holding a framed portrait of Jubileus posing cutely.
* WhipItGood: [[spoiler:Uses one in ''Bloody Fate'' during her fight with Jubileus.]]
[[/folder]]

!!!Climax Summoned Demons introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''

[[folder: Labolas, Destroyer of Fates]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bayo2hydra_esqdemon.png]]
-> ''"Argedco!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Labolas\\\

A new demon introduced in ''Bayonetta 2'', Labolas seems to be Bayonetta's new go-to demon for generic toothy power after Gomorrah turned renegade and attempted to kill her.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A demonic three-headed dog, with two of the heads doubling as the front paws.
* BonusBoss: Although not fought in the main game, he's available for battling in the Tag Climax mode.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: His lore says that he was a completely normal dog that found its way into hell and somehow managed to become a top predator over even the likes of Gomorrah.
* HellHound: A variant of Cerberus, with the notable difference being each head having its own unique traits.
* ManBitesMan: Labolas's main method of attack is viciously mauling its foes with its three mouths.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Look closely at the background of the Masked Lumen's fight where Labolas and Fortitudo are slugging it out. The better Bayonetta does, the more hits Labolas lands on the Auditio.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Though most of them are so much smaller than its fangs that they're basically decoration.
* SummonBiggerFish: Although this trope is kind of what Bayonetta's demons are for, Labolas has two notable instances:
** His first appearance in the game is getting called in to take out Gomorrah, who is being fought because ''Gomorrah'' got called in to take out a large-size angel, but went renegade on its former mistress immediately afterward.
** Switching it up from [[FinishingMove the usual appearances of this trope in the games]], Bayonetta summons Labolas upon seeing the Masked Lumen bring out ''his'' summon, getting the demon to keep Fortitudo busy so she can focus on the sage.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mictlantecuhtli, Presser of Destruction]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mic5.png]]
-> ''"Noqodi!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Mictlantecuhtli\\\

A four-winged demonic bat introduced in ''Bayonetta 2'' that attacks by pressing foes against the ground while drilling into them, Mictlantecuhtli is one of the only Infernal Demons to not be summoned as a Climax attack on its own.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A giant four-winged bat. It also possesses a spiritual sensory organ on its head that allows it to access the world in a way beyond the human senses.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Some of its Umbran Climax attacks have it attacking with a loud shriek that can destroy enemies in a large radius.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Since it only appears as part of Umbran Climax attacks and Greed's torture attack, it comes off as one of the smaller Infernal Demons to be summoned.
* PlagueMaster: It is said that spreads the plague wherever it goes.
* RazorWings: When used in Umbran Climax, most of Mictlantecuhtli's attacks have it use its wings to cut up enemies.
* ThisIsADrill: Its torture attack against Greed has it drill its body into Greed with a tornado-like force from above before crushing them to death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Baal, Empress of the Fathoms]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baal1.png]]
-> ''"Ex fa!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Baal\\\

A giant crowned toad demon with a spiky tongue introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Surprisingly averted despite being based on a toad. The Book of Inferal Demons states that she is so heavy, she has trouble moving her body. She uses her freakishly long tongue to make up for her lack of mobility.
* AdiposeRex: She's a giant obese frog that also holds a position of royalty in hell.
* AnimalisticAbomination: A giant demon toad with a barbed tongue.
* CoolCrown: Fitting for a creature that is claimed to be royalty.
* EatenAlive: Her climax and torture attacks have her swallowing her enemies whole. Can double as a KarmicDeath in Resentment's torture attack, as Resentment is also capable of a OneHitKill on Bayonetta by swallowing her.
* GenderBlenderName: Baal in mythology is one of the seven princes of hell. This depiction of the character is female.
* NonMammalMammaries: Despite being a demonic amphibian (and not even a humanoid one), Baal has [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/1/12/Baal_Artwork.png/revision/latest?cb=20141219002530 a very pronounced bust]] to emphasize its femininity.
* OverlyLongTongue: No surprise given she's a giant toad, but this tongue is covered in barbs.
* WhipItGood: Besides eating angels and demons, she can also use her tongue as a whip as part of an Umbran Climax with Alruna. She also slams Resentment around before eating them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hydra, Spinner of Destiny]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hydra_0.png]]
-> ''"Canilu!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Hydra\\\

Introduced in ''Bayonetta 2'', Hydra takes on the appearance of a severed head with a snake-like body and seven smaller snake-like heads coming out of the main body like hair.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A giant demonic seven-headed snake with a human-like head for its main body.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: Her main body is giant Gorgon-like head with a veil over her face. Whether this head is cognizant or not is ambiguous.
* CompositeCharacter: Despite her name and appearance being a straightforward reference to the Hydra of Greek mythology, she also incorporates aspects of Medusa.
* DeadlyHug: Similar to Scolopendra before her, Hydra uses her smaller serpentine heads to squeeze her enemies to death.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Ignoring the torso that is clearly a human head, the snake heads each have their single eye inside their mouths.
* GorgeousGorgon: Or rather the disembodied head of one turned into a hydra.
* HornAttack: The snake-like heads have horns that can be weaponized during Umbran Climaxes.
* HydraProblem: True to form, only one of her snake-like heads are real.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Her heads are capable of releasing soundwaves that can deflect projectiles.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Look closely at the background of the Masked Lumen's fight where Hydra and Sapientia are slugging it out. The better Bayonetta does, the more hits Hydra lands on the Auditio.
* WasOnceAMan: She was once a beautiful maiden who was sent to hell for her younger sister's sins before being turned into a multi-headed serpent. Now a savage beast that will attack anything she considers an enemy, the only trace of humanity left is the human-like head that makes up her main body, and even that is obscured by a veil.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Diomedes, Severer of the Dark]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/diomedes_gallery.jpg]]
-> ''"Sundenna!"''
--> - Bayonetta, summoning Diomedes\\\

A new demon introduced in ''Bayonetta 2'', it takes the form of a demonic unicorn with a very huge, sharp horn that serves as a sword.
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* AnimalisticAbomination: A demonic unicorn with a razor-sharp horn.
* BladeSpam: Swinging its head so quickly to slice and dice its victim certainly counts.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: According to the Book of Infernal Demons, it's not King Diomedes of Thrace himself, but rather one of his four horses [[AscendedToCarnivorism who were trained to eat human flesh]] and then went to hell after the kingdom fell. This particular horse [[LegacyCharacter took the king's name]] and was reincarnated as a demon.
* HellishHorse: A huge demonic unicorn.
* HornAttack: Uses its sharp horn as a sword.
* MoodyMount: It considers it extremely degrading for someone to try and ride it, and only allows the worthy to do so (which naturally, Bayonetta is).
* SwordBeam: Can fire these from its horn.
* {{Unicorn}}: With a {{BFS}} for a horn, no less!
* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs: It has eight legs like [[Myth/NorseMythology Sleipnir]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Madama Khepri, Protector of Time]]
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A goddess of Inferno who controls time and the sun. It is said that she can determine a person's fate simply by gazing upon the long shadow that forms between their body and the light extending from the land of the dead.
----
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Same as Madamas Butterfly and Styx, although more implicit in her case.
* DealWithTheDevil: The devil in question, acting as Rosa's contractor.
* TheFaceless: Unlike Madamas Butterfly and Styx, she is never seen fully. Rosa's Wicked Weaves manifest her arms and legs, but any of Bayonetta's Climax summons that invoke Madama Butterfly remain unchanged.
* GorgeousGorgon: Although she never manifests fully in-game, [[http://bayonetta.wikia.com/wiki/File:Rosa-khepri.png concept artwork]] shows she's got nothing to be ashamed of.
* HornedHumanoid: Unlike Butterfly's headdress and Styx's ring, Khepri's head is topped with some truly threatening crescent horns.
* TimeMaster: Watches over time itself from Inferno.
* WingedHumanoid: Rosa's shadow shows Khepri has an impressive pair of scarab wings.
[[/folder]]

!!Other Antagonists
!!!Other Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta''

[[folder: Father Balder]]
[[quoteright:310:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1415068-53724-BalderPoster1_7563.jpg]]
-> ''"Rise, my child! Rise to realize your true potential! Unleash your power and awaken the Eyes of the World!"''
--> - Balder

->Voiced by: Grant Albrecht, Creator/CrispinFreeman as the Masked Lumen (EN), Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu as the Masked Lumen(JP)\\\

The mysterious CEO of the Ithavoll Group, who is eventually revealed as both the BigBad and as Bayonetta's father. His past version is in the sequel (see Masked Lumen).
----
* AgentPeacock: Both the most powerful and the most effeminate man in the whole series. And he has an albino peacock stole to really drive the point home.
* AnimalMotifs: The peacock.
* AntiVillain: In ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', where he is shown to have been driven mad from past experiences [[spoiler:(namely losing Rosa)]] and is something of a WellIntentionedExtremist, his reasons to basically cause [[OmnicidalManiac omnicide]] being out of a misguided desire to make a better world. Notably, Bayonetta's opinion of him in the movie is more pity than disgust, unlike the game. [[spoiler:Becomes full-on this in the second game, where we see his younger self. He's vehemently against the Witch Hunts ''and'' genuinely loves Rosa and Cereza. Sealing Loptr, the mad god, away inside himself drives him to insanity... and over the edge. It makes playing the first game a hell of a lot different.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: To Bayonetta.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:In the second game we see a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassFingerSnap: When he commands his KillSat to fire.
* BarrierWarrior: Uses one to defend himself during the boss fight, especially when Bayonetta uses her demon summons.
* BiblicalMotifs: Has elements of Lucifer (specially the Yezidi edition, Melek Taus; particularly ironic in the latter since SatanIsGood in that religion), and Enochian Angels (Babogel, Bornogo).
* BigBad: Of the first game.
* BilingualBonus: His battle cries are in Enochian.
* BondOneLiner: After tossing [[spoiler:Luka]] through a window:
--> It looks like my plans have gone right out the window.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:As revealed in 2, he was actually a good person. The influence of Loptr's soul drove him into his madness and evil.]]
* CatchPhrase: He has a tendency of referring to Bayonetta as "My dear, sweet child" and other variations.
* TheChessmaster: Naturally, being a BigBad who only actually appears in [[OneSceneWonder a small segment of the game]], Balder has been pulling the strings from behind the scenes since the very first chapter of the game, [[spoiler:faking his own death in the process]]. Although he only appears in a small segment, [[spoiler:his voice is present throughout the whole game, you just don't know who it is until you meet him.]]
* ColonyDrop: During the boss fight, he'll occasionally summon a large meteor to hit Bayonetta. Also, in the last leg of the fight, he'll pull the KillSat out of space and throw it at her, leading to a TennisBoss moment.
* CombatSadomasochist: He does an awful lot of moaning throughout the fight.
* CoolMask: He wears a golden mask that covers half of his face.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He's the CEO of the Ithavoll Group and the first game's BigBad.
* DrivenToMadness: [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Rosa's murder. His actual event of this happening was after his HeroicSacrifice, which led to Loptr gradually driving him completely insane by the time of the first game.]]
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:As he's dying, Loptr tries to escape his body. He regains his sanity and proves himself truly heroic by keeping Loptr sealed as he dies.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler:He is The Lumen Sage from The Intro.]]
* ElementalPowers: As a Lumen Sage, his powers are derived from the Sun, hence all of his attacks technically count as [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar magic]].
* EvilAlbino: Balder is a megalomaniac with stark white hair and unnaturally pale skin. [[spoiler:He wasn't always like that, though: he looked normal enough in the second game. He had the white hair back when he was normal, but he lost the healthy glow to his skin when Loptr possessed him. Once that happened he began looking really sickly and pale.]]
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:He is the right eye of the world while Bayonetta is the left eye of the world.]]
* EvilGloating: All of the villains get into this to some extent, but Balder is incredibly long-winded; rather, he's one of the few characters who got away with monologuing to [[HatesSmallTalk Bayonetta]]; it's not like she could [[TalkToTheFist shut him up in her normal fashion]] with him [[HumanShield carrying Cereza]].
* EvilIsHammy: As the BigBad, he's one of the hammiest characters of all in the first game.
* FashionableAsymmetry: He wears a black glove on one hand and a golden ring on the other.
* FauxAffablyEvil: In the first game, he is shown to be an incredibly horrible person and while he seems at first polite he is merely hiding how bad he actually is. [[spoiler:The second game reveals that it was actually Loptr in control of him]].
* FauxlosophicNarration: In substance, his exposition is very straightforward, but it's couched in terms so lofty and obscure that Bayonetta doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.
* FeatherMotif: Besides having a lot of feathers in his design, he also uses feathers as a makeshift hair comb.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: His outfit is decorated with peacock feathers.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Can fire a beam of light from his hand.
* GlassCannon: Played with. Balder has various, powerful attacks at his disposal, but he only has one bar of health unlike most bosses. Whenever Bayonetta performs a climax, Balder will kill the demon and replenish his health.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: His colors reflect his angelic powers.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He himself is actually rather benevolent as far as the Lumen Sages go. As revealed in ''2'', he was BrainwashedAndCrazy on account of Loptr's influence. See "Masked Lumen" for more on his prior self.]]
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: As soon as you beat him, he gets back up once Bayonetta returns from returning her younger self to her own time and knocks Bayonetta out.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The enemy profile for Balder in the first ''Bayonetta'' paints him as a remorseless, evil man driven purely by self-interest who started the Witch Hunts to further his plans, to the point of saying that he seduced Rosa and sired Bayonetta purely as a ruse to gain the Left Eye of Darkness. ''Bayonetta 2'' reveals that [[GoodAllAlong this is only]] [[TragicVillain vaguely true]]: Balder was duped by the Cardinal Virtues into starting the Witch Hunts and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he was properly mortified when he realized it]], he loved Rosa and his daughter dearly, and his plan in the first game was to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans recreate the world so he could bring Rosa back]], which had been twisted and distorted by [[spoiler:Loptr, who was possessing and corrupting him from within, driving him to his evil actions.]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: [[spoiler:The Masked Lumen in ''2'' is him. And he was quite the {{Bishounen}} in his day.]]
* KickTheDog: He's rather fond of this, to say the least. From [[spoiler:trying to have Luka pulled apart by angels like he did with his father twenty years earlier before sending him out a window to ''mocking Jeanne'' in front of Bayonetta and revealing he had her {{Brainwashed}}]], you ''will'' have every reason to kick this bastard's smarmy ass by the time the battle starts.
* KillSat: He tries to hit Bayonetta with a satellite laser cannon. When that doesn't work, [[ColonyDrop he drops it on top of her.]] It doesn't help.
* KnightOfCerebus: Barring a bad pun he throws out, the brief screen time he has is completely humorless. Bayonetta gets pissed enough at him that she quickly drops her DeadpanSnarker attitude.
* KnightTemplar: He is bound and determined to make sure that Paradiso is victorious in their struggle against Inferno, even if the entire world is destroyed in the process. [[spoiler:Subverted in the second game where we learn that this is just the result of being tainted by Loptr's evil.]]
* KungShui: He destroys buildings and satellites throughout his fight with Bayonetta.
* LargeHam: The guy chews the scenery into an extravagant paste.
* LaserBlade: His main attack during the boss fight with him.
* LastOfHisKind: [[MoralEventHorizon His doing, alongside the genocide of the Umbra Witches.]] [[spoiler:Or rather it isn't, but rather it's Loptr's fault.]]
* LightEmUp: Primarily fights using the power of light.
* LightIsNotGood: The fact that he's the last Lumen Sage does not in any way diminish his evilness.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: According to ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'', he was driven mad after being forced to separate from the woman he loved. Crazy enough that he ended up killing her so that he could remake the world. [[spoiler:As revealed in ''2'', this alone wasn't enough. He was also corrupted from the inside out by the soul of [[ManBehindTheMan Loptr]] in his body over time.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:He's Bayonetta's father, with some shades of PervertDad as well. Bayonetta is understandably weirded out.]]
* ManInWhite: His predominantly white outfit gives him a rather ominous presence.
* MeaningfulEcho: After spending the first game calling Bayonetta, "My dear, sweet child", and telling her "Fear not, for I am always watching over you", in the most creepy way possible, [[spoiler:at the beginning of the second game, when he dies, he finally says those words the way a father should, foreshadowing his [[GoodAllAlong fundamental goodness]].]]
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis and uses this to fling a building, fire a KillSat, then ''throw'' said KillSat at Bayonetta.
* MyGrandsonMyself: A variation - according to Antonio's notebook, the CEO of Ithavoll Group has claimed to be a descendant of the Lumen Sages. When Bayonetta finally meets him, it turns out he is in fact a Lumen Sage himself.
* MythicalMotifs: [[Myth/NorseMythology Balder]] (both in name, powers, and role as the LastOfHisKind).
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: After Balder makes his speech all about his EvilPlan and how he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] Luka states that everything he says is "Diarrhea of the mouth" because there's been [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler infamous genocidal figures]] just like him.
* NeckSnap: How he kills Gomorrah.
* NoSell: All of your summons do literally no damage to so much as his clothing before he kills them. [[spoiler:Even the finishing blow, [[BoomHeadshot a tube of lipstick shot like a bullet right into his head]] is proven afterwards to have done pretty much nothing.]]
* OhCrap: He's too theatrical to say "oh crap", but he has this reaction after he realizes that [[spoiler:Jeanne's action of pulling Bayonetta from the Jubileus statue not only foiled his century-long plans, but would eventually unleash an insane deity on the universe]].
* OmnicidalManiac: His plan to reunite the three realms would end up killing everyone.
* OneWingedAngel: When he prepares to fight Bayonetta, he sprouts twelve wings.
* OrgasmicCombat: Even your most powerful attacks does nothing more than make him groan or moan.
* PathOfInspiration: He's been manipulating the people of Vigrid with the Lumen Sages' religion to expand the ranks of his army and destroy all traces of the Umbra Witches. Not to mention his ultimate goal of reviving Jubileus, which means the end of the world.
* PlayingWithFire: Uses fire in some of his attacks such as tossing fireballs or summoning pillars of flame from below.
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: He's very polite towards Bayonetta. She considers him a horrible, irredeemable monster and treats him as such.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Twelve of them, in fact.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: As a Lumen Sage, he derives his power from the sun.
* PurpleProse: Don't expect his speeches to be simple.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Over 600 years old. How old he is exactly isn't stated.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Bayonetta's red. Best seen in the cutscene before his boss battle, when his cold, calculating personality clashes with Bayonetta's showy, emotional, and furious comments.
* SatanicArchetype: The best and brightest of an angelic holy order that fell from grace and eventually destroyed them all. On top of that his boss form's design was based after Lucifer, and in 2 [[spoiler:rebelled against God alongside one of the forces of hell. Ironically enough, he wasn't even evil.]]
* SilverFox: He might have gray hair, but he still possesses an air of sophistication.
* SinisterMinister: He's the self-styled HighPriest of Vigrid's pseudo-religion, but is also an OmnicidalManiac responsible for the extermination of the Umbra Witches.
* SissyVillain: On the surface. [[AgentPeacock He's a lot more dangerous than he seems.]]
* SphereOfDestruction: Can trap Bayonetta in a ball of light, leaving her open to attack.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Rosa, as the movie shows. [[spoiler:The fact that the world drove them apart eventually drove him mad, causing him to try and destroy it and remake it anew. His final moments as Sheba kills Jubileus has him longingly calling out for Rosa]].
* TheStoic: He's calm throughout both chapters he appears in, but when [[spoiler:Jeanne pulls Bayonetta from the statue of Jubileus]] he totally loses his shit (and for good reason):
-->'''Balder''': Are you ''insane?!'' Light and dark! Unless both halves remain, the universe will lose its balance and face ''another Armageddon''!
* TakingYouWithMe: In the opening for ''2'', he appears to do this for an evil influence that has inhabited his body, apparently driving his madness, dying, but adamant that the influence and he will "perish together." [[spoiler:As the ending of the same game reveals, that is [[GreaterScopeVillain Loptr]], whom he imprisoned within his body.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Of course, once Balder realizes that [[spoiler:he's going to die for nothing]], he accepts his fate, taking care to [[spoiler:make his FamousLastWords MeaninglessMeaningfulWords]].
* TimeStandsStill: Like all Lumen Sages, he can perform Light Speed and slow down time. Though he only uses it once during the cutscene before the fight, the difficulty of getting a slowdown off of his normal attacks suggests that he can undo Witch Time as fast as it's triggered.
* TragicVillain: ''[[Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate Bloody Fate]]'' explains his motivations as being driven to madness by being seperated from Rosa as well as from the "injustices" of the world. [[spoiler:''2'' further explains it as his evil being caused by being BrainwashedAndCrazy due to a HeroicSacrifice earlier in his life.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He credits the visible opulence of Isla Del Sol to his leadership skills. He's probably right in that regard, though of course he doesn't make it publicly known that his ultimate goal is to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]].
[[/folder]]

!!!Other Bosses introduced in ''Bayonetta 2''

[[folder: Masked Lumen]]
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-> ''"Very well then, Bayonetta: you shall be the first Umbra Witch to die at my hands!"''
--> - The Masked Lumen

->Voiced by: Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN), Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP)\\\

A mysterious Lumen Sage that appears as an antagonist in the second game. Not much is known about him other than his grudge against Loki, and, by extension, Bayonetta, whom he clashes with several times as she tries to defend the boy. He is a young version of [[spoiler:Balder]], brought forth by [[{{God}} Aesir]].
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* {{Animorphism}}: Can transform into a white wolf during combat.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:There is a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
* BadassBoast: Prior to the final battle:
-->[[spoiler:"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."]]
* {{Bishonen}}: You can tell he's one just by looking at the tiny sliver of his face that gets revealed in the introduction. [[spoiler:Balder was quite a looker when he was younger.]]
* CallBack:
** [[spoiler:The entire last battle against him is basically a Father Balder rematch with Bayo 2's combat system. He sprouts a huge set of wings shaped like peacock feathers, he fights like he did in the first game, and the exact same music plays.]]
** Because only the Umbra Witches are playable in story mode, the other characters have custom animations for victory poses in Tag Climax. [[spoiler:Balder's has him imitating the 'feather as a hair comb' animation from his anti-Scolopendra cutscene]].
* ColourCodedTimeStop: Starting with his second boss fight, he will perform an attack where he shoots out a deceptively fast beam of symbols shaped like clocks. If it hits Bayonetta, she will be left defenseless as the Sage enters Light Speed, turning everything greyscale.
* CombatStilettos: Fittingly given he's a MirrorBoss, he has high heels much like Bayonetta's, making him a RareMaleExample.
* {{Determinator}}: He is determined to kill Loki, and come hell or high water he will make sure of it.
-->'''Masked Lumen:''' He will ''not'' be forgiven! He will '''''never''''' be forgiven! On my soul as a Lumen, he will draw his last breath before me!
* DoubleWeapon: His weapon of choice, the Holy Glaive, is a golden double-bladed halberd. It can be [[BifurcatedWeapon split apart]] to serve as [[DualWielding two swords]].
* FeatherFlechettes: Uses this to deflect Loki's cards when he first encounters him. The final battle with him has him firing a barrage of these. [[spoiler:He also throws them as projectiles instead of shooting a gun when he's playable during Tag Climax.]]
* FireIceLightning: When playable in Tag Climax, he casts a variety of elemental spells when the kick button is pressed, mostly fire and lightning. His boss fights take it further.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:He is an uncorrupted version of Balder who just wants to have peace between the two clans. Unfortunately, he became an UnwittingPawn of Loptr in the process.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:He chose to seal Loptr away inside of himself, knowing that he will eventually be corrupted. As such, his final words to Bayonetta are to ask her to strike him down when the time comes.]]
* HighClassGlass: [[spoiler:Unmasked, he wears a monocle with stylized rays of light around the side of it]].
* HumansAreSpecial: He's an ardent believer in this as the quote above will tell you. When Loptr claims that human free will is a joke, the Sage pretty much tells him to [[BigShutUp shut the hell up]] and launches into a PatrickStewartSpeech boasting about how free will means that humanity's outgrown him and has no need for Aesir's Eyes of the World.[[spoiler:He ends up being right.]] And to top his speech off:
-->'''Lumen''': Bayonetta! Shall we illustrate?
-->'''Bayonetta''': Let's rock!
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the final fight with him, he completely cuts loose and makes full use of his Lumen Sage powers, [[spoiler:fighting exactly like he does in the first game.]]
* {{Irony}}: In the Records of Time, Bayonetta praises him for being "the silent type", complaining about the last Lumen Sage she met "[spending] 20 minutes rambling on and on". [[spoiler:Unbeknowst to her, she is addressing ''Balder'', that very Sage, before he was possessed by Loptr and became that rambler.]]
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Masked Lumen behaves with remarkable chivalry and honor in a series full of underhandedness and [[CombatPragmatist combat pragmatists]]. He repeatedly says that he has no interest in fighting Bayonetta, only Loki, and gives her the option to step aside in the first two fights. Each time, she doesn't, so he engages her in combat, but makes a clear effort to hold back. It's only after Bayonetta interferes a third time that he declares that he's going to kill her and fights at full power.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler:Like his future counterpart]], things get ''very'' serious when he makes an appearance.
* LightEmUp: As a Lumen Sage, he fights using light magic.
* LightIsNotGood: Dressed in immaculate white robes, summoning angels to fight for him, and wielding both fire and lightning powers. Anybody's who's played the first game knows this fellow is trouble. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he's just misguided. He actually falls under LightIsGood.]]
* LimitBreak: As a boss, he only uses his strongest attack once he has a Cardinal Virtue out on the battlefield. He'll force Bayonetta away with a ComboBreaker and start channeling light over his head as he focuses; as he does so, the Virtue in question will suddenly gain the upper hand in its brawl with Bayonetta's summoned demon and turn its focus on her. Unless Bayonetta can stagger the Masked Lumen in time, the Virtue will hit her with a powerful attack.
* MagicKnight: While every major character in the setting is this to some degree, he fits the classic description the best: [[spoiler:in Tag Climax, the kick button is used to cast various elemental spells instead and he doesn't use his feet in combat at all.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMan: His face is hidden behind an ornate golden mask styled to look like both a sun and an eye.
* ManInWhite: His white outfit gives him a dangerous presence.
* MechanicallyUnusualFighter: He's the only playable character who doesn't have kick attacks, rather they're replaced with powerful elemental spells.
* MirrorBoss: He uses Lumen Sage versions of Bayonetta's moves.
* NoFairCheating: If you use an item during the first two battles with him, he will actually stop what he's doing just to shame you for it.
-->'''Masked Lumen''': ...you have ''disappointed'' me.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Compared to the previous bosses in the series and [[LargeHam their tendency to devour the scenery with relish]], the Masked Lumen seems to find little use for TrashTalk. The first time he is fought he does not utter a single word to Bayonetta before engaging her in combat.
* OneHitKill: Deals out a headshot to Labolas with his glaive once the hellhound succeeds in finishing off Fortitudo. Judging by the demon's reaction, he picked the right head.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Invoked, at the climax of the second game he goes into a lengthy diatribe about how mankind can make up for its own past misgivings without courtship from an [[ManipulativeBastard all powerful jackass]] sitting on high, that [[HumansAreFlawed whatever's been made wrong]] can be righted again by humanities own hand.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Can fly through the air with peacock wings similar to the ones used by Father Balder. [[spoiler:Fitting, as he ''is'' him, and so has the same pacts.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: His weapon, clothing, and mask all have sun motifs and he has sun magic. Kind of part-and-parcel of the whole Lumen Sage thing.
* RecurringBoss: He's fought three times over the course of the second game. [[spoiler:Actually, four times. The first time is in the first game's penultimate chapter.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Against Loki for [[spoiler:killing Rosa. But in reality, it was actually Loptr disguising himself as Loki to manipulate him.]]
* SummonBiggerFish: Just as our heroine can call forth demons, the Masked Lumen can call forth angels. [[spoiler:In his case, he brings out the Cardinal Virtues from the previous game. Temperantia mirrors Bayonetta's use best, being summoned after Bayo calls in Madama Butterfly.]]
* TimeStandsStill: Using his Light Speed, the Lumen Sage can easily keep up with Bayonetta's Witch Time ability. Best seen immediately before the first boss fight, where he casually grabs a handful of bullets shot at him from almost point-blank range and drops them to the ground. Also, one of his attacks is to fire a set of clock-shaped magical blasts that will slow Bayonetta down if it connects.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of Loptr.]]
* VillainousVow: A given when taking his honorable nature into account. Before his last fight with Bayonetta, he specifically calls her by name, [[PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes asking if he can do so beforehand]], and declares that she will be the first Umbra Witch to die at his hands. [[spoiler:When he pins Bayonetta with his light beam and begins to gain the upper hand, he vows that Loki will die before him, never to be forgiven.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Attempts to strike down Loki without an ounce of remorse or hesitation. Had Bayonetta not interfered, he would have killed him then and there. [[spoiler:Then again, he does believe that said child killed his lover...]]
* {{Wrath}}: He's a little blinded by his desire for revenge and isn't too keen on making sure he's killing the person who's actually responsible.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:His reason for trying to kill Loki; he's mistaking him for Loptr, who he saw kill Rosa.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Loptr, the Prophetic One]]
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-> ''"I see you've already discovered the truth. They don't call you the Left Eye for naught, do they?"''
--> - Loptr

->Voiced by: TJ Ramini (EN), Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP)\\\

A youth who looks almost exactly like Loki, but is far more malevolent. He frequently appears in Loki's visions and seems to have a grudge against him.
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* AgentPeacock: If you thought Balder was flamboyant, wait until you see Lotpr's white/blue lipstick, neatly and fabulously tied hair and his ridiculous outfit, that looks like a burqa and yet manages to be very skimpy underneath (particularly in contrast to Loki's more traditionally masculine clothes). It makes him look like [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Ghirahim]]. Suffice to say, just like Ghirahim, he's exceptionally dangerous and one of the world's most powerful beings. These pieces of [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/b/b6/1419071586696.png/revision/latest?cb=20141222015613 concept]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/bayonetta/images/9/99/1419071801657.png/revision/latest?cb=20141222015658 art]] show he was originally going to have a more feminine appearance.
* AGodIAm: [[spoiler:Well he's half of one to be precise]], but he's so arrogant he sees himself as above all other beings including [[spoiler:his other half]].
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Killed Rosa and manipulates the events of the second game in order to regain the Eyes of the World and become whole.]]
* BigNO: When [[spoiler:Loki destroys the Eyes of the World to render him powerless]].
* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:Had he simply killed Loki after draining him of his Sovereign Power, Loki wouldn't have been able to use power over Nothingness to erase the Eyes of the World and render him powerless.]]
* ChaosIsEvil: [[spoiler:He is the half of the original God of Chaos that represented the negative aspects of chaos.]]
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Masterminded the events of the second game and retroactively causes the events of the first game.]]
* ColdHam: While his tone of voice is perfectly measured and calm, his actual dialogue drips with theatricality which is only accentuated by his exaggerated arm movements.
* ColonyDrop: Can call down meteors. In particular, the fight with him in his child form has him using his hands to ''pull a meteorite from space'' to toss at Bayonetta.
* CreepyChild: In his kid form.
* CreepyMonotone: How he normally talks.
* CurbStompBattle: His fights with Bayonetta usually end with him winning. Not to say that she doesn't put up a valiant fight though. Finally on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler:Loki renders him powerless.]]
* DeaderThanDead: His fate after suffering a massive beatdown, getting his body punched from his soul and then having said body devoured by Gommorah, trying to escape but then [[spoiler:Young!Balder]] containing him within himself before he returns to the 1400s. [[spoiler:The scene at the beginning of Bayonetta 2 is Loptr trying to escape from Balder, but Balder [[TakingYouWithMe keeps him inside until the moment they die so Loptr will definitely die]] with him.]]
* DeathDealer: Like Loki, he can use tarot cards as a form of attack. [[spoiler:Rosa learns this the hard way.]]
* DevourTheDragon: [[spoiler:Pulls this on Balder, stealing the Right Eye out of Balder's head and tossing him aside. Balder lives, but is in noticeable pain afterwards.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** Doubling as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}, [[spoiler:Luka swinging in to rescue Loki after he's drained him of his Sovereign Power]] causes Loptr to [[OutOfCharacterMoment react with genuine surprise and briefly drop his calm demeanor]]. Bayonetta doesn't miss a beat in [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]] it.
-->'''Loptr:''' What on earth was ''that?!''
-->'''Bayonetta:''' [[spoiler:Just some fool always swinging in out of nowhere, albeit with absolutely impeccable timing. I suppose not even a god can see him coming?]]
** Takes a much more serious tone later on when [[spoiler:Loki reveals to have Aesir's power over Nothingness, which Loki uses to erase the Eyes of the World and leave him powerless. Loki doesn't miss a beat in Lampshading it.]]
-->'''Loki:''' [[spoiler:His first mistake was thinking all I had to me was some shit "Sovereign Power." Stupid fool doesn't get why ''I'm'' the better half.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In his adult form, [[spoiler:and as Aesir]] which isn't a bother for him since he mainly levitates above the ground.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we clearly see him separately from an event with Loki, he [[spoiler:murders Rosa, showing his evil up front and how he masterminded the entire plot]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Loki, Bayonetta and Balder.
** He IS Loki's evil half, with similar card playing tricks and hidden godlike powers. While Loki is ultimately benevolent, yet mischievous, Loptr is sadistic and cruel. Loki wants the eyes to destroy them, Loptr wants to use them to conquer the world. Loki respects humanity while Loptr sees humans as sheep that need a ruler.
** Like Bayonetta, Loptr calls upon monsters to fight for him and also fights with insane fisticuffs and giant projections of limbs. He has a similar dramatic flair and a connection to the eyes of the world, and can manipulate time in a manner that exceeds Bayonetta's own time-stopping powers. Also both are the "dark half" of a divine pair of beings -- while Loptr is evil, Bayonetta is simply dark.
** Lastly, Loptr and Balder both model themselves after divine figures -- Loptr IS one half of Aesir, while Balder gave himself numerous parallels to Father Rodin and Jubileus. Both of them use light attacks and can summon angels to their aid. However, Balder is not evil, and considers human free will their greatest asset. Loptr considers human free will to be a sick joke.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Believes human free will to be an illusion and that humans should obey only him.
* EvilTwin: Looks exactly like Loki, almost. He uses this [[spoiler:to frame Loki for Rosa's murder]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's infallibly polite and cordial towards others, but none of it is real and he always carries an arrogant, condescending tone.
* FinalBossPreview: [[spoiler:He fights you early on as The Prophet.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: His appearance, his faux-politeness, his manner of speaking, his SummonMagic cinematic attacks, and even the specific demons he kills[[note]]The first one being Bayonetta's right-hand attack dog, and the second being her designated constrictor demon[[/note]] all point to [[spoiler:him having some connection to Father Balder, which is made much more blatant when we learn that Balder was actually quite heroic when he was younger]].
* FourIsDeath: He beats the hell out of Bayonetta in their first three fights, but she's able to survive every time. [[spoiler:When he fights as Aesir the fourth time and channels his power entirely from the Eyes of the World, it becomes his undoing when Loki destroys the Eyes and renders him powerless. Bayonetta, Balder, and Jeanne go to town on Loptr and give him a ''very'' humiliating death.]]
* FrameUp: [[spoiler:Does this to Loki by killing Rosa while in his child form.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: One of his [[SignatureMove signature attacks]] is firing beams of blue light and he can call down golden beams of light from the sky.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: His other SignatureMove is creating giant hands of blue light in a manner similar to Bayonetta's Wicked Weaves. His child form takes things a step further with [[MultiArmedAndDangerous six hands to fight with]] that he keeps out for the whole battle.
* GodOfEvil: [[spoiler:As the evil half of the TopGod. Loki's goal is to prevent him from becoming the ''only'' half of Aesir in him.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:His corrupting influence within Balder eventually drives him insane with evil, retroactively causing the events of the first game.]]
* HumiliationConga: Hoo boy! It wasn't enough for him to get beaten by Bayonetta. Oh no, he had to suffer first. [[spoiler:First, Loki uses his power over nothingness to destroy the Eyes of the World and render him powerless. Next, Bayonetta and Balder beat the everloving crap out of him, then summon Omne to drop kick him so hard that his soul is separated from his body. His body is sent flying over the horizon and is eventually eaten alive by Gomorrah, summoned by Jeanne. And as his soul tries to make and escape to another era, Balder absorbs him. Much later, when Balder dies, Loptr dies with him.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Saying human free will is a joke considering the havoc and evil they'd wrought in the wake of the clan wars, [[JerkassHasAPoint while true]] mankind hasn't put on the most [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters stellar representation throughout their history]]. This coming from someone who admitted to instigating half of all human atrocities caused. Coupled with WordOfGod stating that Loptr, as the GodOfEvil, feeding from and being the manifest of all mortal malice since the dawn of his sundering. He really shouldn't toot his own horn [[InsaneTrollLogic with such flimsy justification]], even Balder [[ShutUpHannibal states this point of fact to him]] feeling mankind does not need such a [[JerkassGods two faced douche bag as any kind of lord or master]].
* AnIcePerson: Can fire ice shards during battle.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: The symbol on his forehead is different from that on Loki's. [[spoiler:This allows Bayonetta to play SpannerInTheWorks by letting Balder know who his lover's murderer really was.]]
* InTheHood: In his kid form.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The man is utterly incapable of acknowledging the value of anything that isn't him.
* KnightOfCerebus: The game gets '''MUCH''' darker when he decides to get up and do something (barring the DidntSeeThatComing moment mentioned above), [[spoiler:with Bayonetta being shown that he personally killed Rosa to manipulate Balder into going after Loki.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:After being separated from his body, Loptr's soul attempts to escape into another era to be reborn. Balder stops him by absorbing him into his body. When Balder dies at the end of the first game, Loptr dies with him.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Loptr cares only for himself. Everything else is no different than an insect as far as he's concerned.
* LightEmUp: His primary attacks are light-based, from laser beams, to giant hands, to energy blades.
* LightIsNotGood: While he isn't specifically aligned with Paradiso (though he [[spoiler:does bear the Right Eye for longer than the Left Eye]]), his attacks include [[LightEmUp blue beams of light]], and he is thoroughly associated with gold.
* MeaningfulName: Loptr is [[spoiler:another name for the Norse god Loki]].
* MindOverMatter: Has powerful telekinesis which he employs in his first fight with Bayonetta, constructing and tossing a large building at her.
* MindRape: [[spoiler:Does this to Bayonetta by using the Remembrance of Time to show her how he killed her mother.]]
* MrFanservice: He's a disgustingly malevolent being, but in his adult form, he's got quite a HeroicBuild.
* NoSell: Shrugs off all of Bayonetta's demon summons during cutscenes. In battle, he can parry any Wicked Weave unless it's being used during Umbran Climax.
* NotSoStoic: Has several instances of this in the finale. First there's the DidntSeeThatComing instant mentioned above, during the final battle with him [[spoiler:as Aesir]], he lets out an EvilLaugh on occasion, he lets out a BigNO when [[spoiler:Loki destroys the Eyes of the World]], and has an OhCrap when [[spoiler:Omne drop kicks his body from his soul.]] And while he is [[spoiler:flying through the sky straight toward Gomorrah's waiting maw]], he's frantically flailing through the air in a very comical manner.
* OhCrap: The exact look on his face when [[spoiler:Omne drop kicks his body from his soul.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler:He's half of one to be precise. The evil half of the god Aesir.]]
* PowerOfTheVoid: One of his attacks is to create a small void to suck Bayonetta in. Fittingly enough, he also has [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] to go along with it.
* RasputinianDeath: Much like Jubileus. [[spoiler:He has the Sovereign Power and the Eyes of the World erased from him, [[CurbStompBattle takes a beatdown from Bayo and Balder]], [[SummonBiggerFish a hitherto unseen union of power from Inferno and Paradiso is summoned to kick him out]], [[KarmicDeath his body is chewed on by Gommorah]], and his lingering soul is absorbed into Balder, who goes through a SequentialBoss fight, gets headshotted, ends up crushed under Jubileus' eyelid, and then follows her head through ''atmospheric reentry''. And even then, Loptr's soul still has the strength to try and ditch him.]]
* RecurringBoss: Fought three times throughout the game. [[spoiler:Four if you count Aesir.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: His ultimate fate: [[spoiler:his body destroyed by Gomorrah, and his soul trapped in Balder. Though he manages to corrupt him in order to attempt to make him do the very same thing he once did, Balder manages to keep him inside and die with Loptr]].
* TheSociopath: Cruel, manipulative, remorseless, and extremely arrogant. Everything to him is either an expendable tool or an insect to crush.
* SpaceMaster:
** Like Loki, his powers encompass both time and space, but his time powers are limited compared to Loki's. His powers over space are far more developed, and he uses them in combat through telekinesis (during his fight at the gates to Inferno) and force constructs (through both his hand projections and the meteor creation he uses in his Witch Hunts fight).
** [[spoiler:As Loptr-Aesir, both his time and space powers get some extra oomph, making his red Witch Time-like slowdown move much harder to wiggle out of. His cinematic attacks now exclusively consist of SummonMagic pulling machines from different times and places, including the Ithavoll KillSat and Isla Del Sol missiles from ''Bayonetta'', along with ''[[VideoGame/{{Vanquish}} an entire space colony]]''. He also brings the fight off of Fimbulventr into a dimensional void located in the upper atmosphere.]]
* VaporWear: A rare male example. The cloak he wears is made of see-through material, but is still dense enough to not fully expose him.
* WalkingSpoiler: His placement in the plot ruins the big reveals of it.
* YoureInsane: His reaction to [[spoiler:Balder attempting to absorb his soul.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Aesir, God of Chaos]]
[[quoteright:250:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aesir_the_god_of_chaos.png]]
-> ''"Human free will is a joke; it is a worthless illusion. You need only obey me."''
--> - Aesir\\\

Ruler of the Realm of Chaos of the Trinity of Realities as well as [[BalanceOfGoodAndEvil God of Chaos]], he is the creator of the Eyes of the World. First appears in VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}.
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: His skin is entirely blue, with various traces of gold.
* BalanceOfGoodAndEvil: As the God of Chaos, he oversees this.
* CoolPlane: He can summon Valkyrie Military Transports to carpet bomb the arena.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Is completely barefoot, which isn't much of a bother for him since he normally hovers above the ground.
* EnergyBall: Two variations. Large ones he tosses at Bayonetta and smaller ones.
* EvilIsBigger: Towers over Bayonetta and the Masked Lumen.
* EvilLaugh: Does this frequently during the boss fight. [[spoiler:It is Loptr controlling him after all.]]
* FinalBoss: Of the second game. [[spoiler:More accurately, he's just Loptr in complete control of his form.]]
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Just like Loptr, he can create projections of his arms to attack.
* GodIsGood: [[spoiler:Before splitting into his good and evil halves, he took actions that gave humanity its free will.]]
* GodOfChaos: As mentioned, he is the god of chaos.
* GodOfEvil: Played with. [[spoiler:He's not a bad guy per se, but Loptr absorbing the Eyes of the World allows him to reform into Aesir with Loptr in complete control.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: As the creator of the Eyes of the World, he is this to the first game. [[spoiler:Except it's subverted. He isn't actually a bad guy, but his evil half steals his name and most of his powers. The Eyes weren't intended to be artifacts of doom, but tools of knowledge.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the last leg of the fight, he tries to throw a large particle cannon at Bayonetta, Bayonetta tosses right back at him, causing massive damage.
* KillSat: After taking more damage, he takes a page from Father Balder's playbook and uses one to nuke the arena, knocking the Masked Lumen out of the fight and forcing Bayonetta to fight him solo. He also uses it in the last leg of the fight.
* LightEmUp: Primarily makes use of light-based attacks. [[spoiler:Just like Loptr]].
* LightIsNotGood: Played with. [[spoiler:Aesir himself is not evil, but his evil half, Loptr, regaining the Eyes of the World allows him to reform into Aesir with Loptr in control.]]
* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler:Upon his creation of the Eyes of the World, he split into a good half and an evil half: [[KidSidekick Loki]] and [[InTheHood Loptr]]. Loptr regaining the Eyes leads to him re-forming into Aesir.]]
* MacrossMissileMassacre: He can summon a swarm of Gjallarhorn surface-to-air missiles to attack Bayonetta.
* PortalNetwork: Uses his control over time to summon various objects from across time and space to fight.
* PowerOfTheVoid: [[spoiler:The true power of the God of Chaos is "nothingness", or the ability to erase anything from existence. Loki uses it to outright destroy the Eyes, rendering Loptr-as-Aesir almost powerless.]]
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: When you try to finish off your opponent by ''throwing a giant microwave cannon at them'', that's beyond overkill.
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to his place in the story, this is inevitable.
* YinYangBomb: [[spoiler:As the deity in charge of the balance between light and darkness.]]
[[/folder]]

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[[folder: Omne, Controller of Creation]]
[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/omne.png]]
-> ''"Agraa ors, taba ors, avavago!"''
--> - Bayonetta's half of Omne's incantation
-> ''"Isious hononol obelisong!"''
--> - Balder's half of Omne's incantation\\\

A mysterious being that resembles a fusion of Jubileus and Queen Sheba, she is actually a different being altogether. Summoned by both Bayonetta and young Balder to finish off Loptr.
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