The Infernal Demons, also known as Infernals, are the supernatural inhabitants of Inferno that can be summoned by the Umbra Witches as part of their role of maintaining the darkness. These demons bestow witches with great power and wisdom and are mainly used to fight and hunt down the angels. However, this power comes at a high price. If a witch does not sacrifice angels every day or she dies/is killed, she is forced to fulfill the contract to the demon she made a pact with and her soul is dragged down to Inferno for the eternity.
In Bayonetta, the demons act as Bayonetta's allies against the more powerful angels that impede her path to find out the truth of her past. Unfortunately in Bayonetta 2, after the destruction of Jubileus and the Right Eye of the World with the death of the last of the Lumen Sages, the universe became unbalanced and the Infernal Demons were freed from her control. Bayonetta is forced to fight demons that she cannot control as well as the ones that she encounters on her way to rescue Jeanne's soul from Inferno. In addition to the Infernal Demons that may be summoned, Bayonetta must also fight less powerful demons in regular combat during her journey to Inferno.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown | 7-B, likely 6-B | 4-C | 4-C | 4-C | High 4-C
Name: Infernal Demons, Infernals
Age: Varies, are several thousand years old, beings like Sheba and Rodin are several billion years old
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1), Skilled in hand-to-hand combat, Skilled with a variety of weapons including Scythes, Swords, Boomerangs, and Shotguns, Portal Creation, Magic, Teleportation via portals, Can walk on walls, Flight, Darkness Manipulation, Berserk Mode, Petrification, Fire Manipulation, Can fire homing feathers, Can ensnare enemies in a circle of demonic arms, Can travel between Inferno, Purgatorio, and the Human World at will, Can become invisible and intangible to anything that isnt in Purgatorio or Inferno | Previous abilities plus Able to awaken feelings of gluttony, profanity, doubt, idiocy, rage and arrogance in victims, Regeneration (Low-Mid), Can transform its limbs into guns, Can seal people in its stomach, and Ice Manipulation | Previous Abilities plus Soul Manipulation and Absorption, Energy Projection, and Age Manipulation | Previous Abilities plus Can absorb death and convert it to energy, Forcefield Creation, and Blood Manipulation | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled in hand-to-hand combat, Skilled whip user, Immortality (Type 1), Telekinesis, Magic, Soul Manipulation, Shapeshifting, Forcefield Creation, Poison Manipulation, Plant Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Can disperse into a cloud of flower petals | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Immortality (Type 1), Enhanced Senses, Telekinesis, Portal Creation, Teleportation via portals, Magic, Forcefield Creation, Fire Manipulation, Flight, Shapeshifting, Energy Projection, Can remove demons' souls and trap them in weapons, Resistance to Time Manipulation and Soul Manipulation | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1), Flight, Portal Creation, Teleportation via portals, Magic, Reality Warping, Forcefield Creation, Darkness Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Resistance to Soul Manipulation, Can survive in space
Unknown (Hideous, Hatred, Fury, and, Malicious are the demonic equivalents of Affinity, Applaud, Dear & Decorations/Cachet and Compassion, and Enrapture respectively, Hideous are described as being so powerful that the only people who can even overpower a single Hideous is a Lumen Sage or an Umbran Witch, Hatred are stronger than Hideous to the point where Hideous tremble from its mere presence) | City level, likely Country level (Sloth, Pain, Pride, and Greed are the demonic equivalents of Grace & Glory, Urbane, Gravitas, and Fearless, Sloth is described as being responsible for the death of countless angels, Pain can casually trample angels, Pride is a former Second Sphere Angel) | Star level (Can force the Gates of Hell open through sheer willpower) | Star level (The demonic equivalent of Resplendence, Temporarily matched Loki in power) | Star level (Rivals Madama Butterfly in power, Stronger than the likes of Resentment and Insidious) | Large Star level (Even in a weakened state Queen Sheba is astronomically more powerful than any Demon, Rodin, the Infinite One is described as being the most dangerous demon in Inferno)
Attack Potency: Unknown (Hideous, Hatred, Fury, and, Malicious are the demonic equivalents of Affinity, Applaud, Dear & Decorations/Cachet and Compassion, and Enrapture respectively, Hideous are described as being so powerful that the only people who can even overpower a single Hideous is a Lumen Sage or an Umbran Witch, Hatred are stronger than Hideous to the point where Hideous tremble from its mere presence) | City level, likely Country level (Sloth, Pain, Pride, and Greed are the demonic equivalents of Grace & Glory, Urbane, Gravitas, and Fearless, Sloth is described as being responsible for the death of countless angels, Pain can casually trample angels, Pride is a former Second Sphere Angel) | Star level (Can force the Gates of Hell open through sheer willpower) | Star level (The demonic equivalent of Resplendence, Temporarily matched Loki in power) | Star level (Rivals Madama Butterfly in power, Stronger than the likes of Resentment and Insidious) | Large Star level (Even in a weakened state Queen Sheba is astronomically more powerful than any Demon, Rodin, the Infinite One is described as being the most dangerous demon in Inferno)
Striking Strength: Unknown | City Class, likely Country Class | Star Class | Star Class | Star Class | Large Star Class
Durability: Unknown (Hideous, Hatred, Fury, and, Malicious are the demonic equivalents of Affinity, Applaud, Dear & Decorations/Cachet and Compassion, and Enrapture respectively, Hideous are described as being so powerful that the only people who can even overpower a single Hideous is a Lumen Sage or an Umbran Witch, Hatred are stronger than Hideous to the point where Hideous tremble from its mere presence) | City level, likely Country level (Sloth, Pain, Pride, and Greed are the demonic equivalents of Grace & Glory, Urbane, Gravitas, and Fearless, Sloth is described as being responsible for the death of countless angels, Pain can casually trample angels, Pride is a former Second Sphere Angel) | Star level (Can force the Gates of Hell open through sheer willpower) | Star level (The demonic equivalent of Resplendence, Temporarily matched Loki in power) | Star level (Rivals Madama Butterfly in power, Stronger than the likes of Resentment and Insidious) | Large Star level (Even in a weakened state Queen Sheba is astronomically more powerful than any Demon, Rodin, the Infinite One is described as being the most dangerous demon in Inferno)
Range: Standard melee range to thousands of kilometers depending on the demon
Intelligence: Varies, most of the lower-ranking demons have average to above average intelligence, Demons such as Alraune, Rodin, and Sheba have thousands of years of experience
Weaknesses: Lower-tiers are weak and not very intelligent, Sheba can normally only be summoned by two powerful Umbra Witches
"A clan of the demons who infest the Malebolge caves of Inferno. They constantly scuttle in groups, searching for unfortunate prey who have lost their way. Hideous often appear in groups in the human world as well, but displaying no cooperation and movement. For them, there is only scrambling for prey in a mad dash. Yet, Hideous possess a very strong intelligence, able to forge various weapons and rarely challenging enemies that appear in larger numbers than their own. If one is sighted by this merciless demon, overpowering it is the only option. Only a few are capable of this-- namely, the Lumen Sages who controlled the power of the light and the Umbra Witches who controlled the power of darkness."
Hideous comes in 3 distinct types, each wielding a different weapon. They have low health and are quite weak and slow compared to most other demons, though they can be overwhelming in numbers. When at low health and on the verge of dying, Hideous tend to do a war-cry and go into a berserk state. Like all enemies when in this state, they attack much faster and have a very high resistance to staggering effects. Hideous also have the ability to fly.
- Hideous A: Slightly more common than other Hideous, this variant carries a long scythe that has a dark purple blade. Though the majority of its attacks are easily telegraphed, on harder difficulties the swing time for its attacks are much shorter and the demon tends to use a fast cleave that has no audible cue frequently.
- Hideous B: Wielding a pair of sharp, chainsaw-like swords, Hideous B's attacks are slightly stronger and faster than Hideous A's but are still easily telegraphed.
- Hideous C: The ranged version of Hideous, this variant carries a shotgun which it uses to fire powerful shots from quite a distance.
"A demonic bird that gathers in Inferno's Johnson Forest. It possesses the wings of a bat, head of the Dragon, and tail of a snake. It visits the bedroom of hysteric humans nightly, caws in their ears until they weaken and die, then they devour their flesh. There are some who have tried to escape from its curse, but it's terrifying cyclops gaze ensnares its target as if it were petrified."
A small demon with bat-like wings and a single red eye in the center, Fury only has a few basic attacks. It can perform a simple claw slash attack and can also slow down the enemy's movements with special magic shots from its single eye, working off the theme of a paralyzing gaze. It is possible to tell when it will attack, depending on whether it has opened up its eye or not.
"A Hideous that has been forced into starvation and has resorted to devouring its siblings to survive. Building enough power to stand alone in a fight, Hatred's anger and unspeakable rage still claim complete control of the Hideous around him, who tremble in his presence."
Hatred acts similar to Hideous, but is physically larger, stronger and much more durable in taking attacks. Its increased size gives it much farther reach than Hideous and by extension its attacks are more dangerous. Like the A variant of Hideous, Hatred carries a distinct scythe weapon and utilizes it in slashing attacks that can either be easily telegraphed or hard to see on higher difficulties. Due to the weapon having two blades, Hatred has some skills unique to using it such as its ability to spin the weapon to parry incoming bullets. It also can frequently block attacks and break a combo. Though much stronger than Hideous, Hatred is not as powerful as other demons such as Greed or Sloth in its damage dealing capability.
"A master occultist of Inferno who is the embodiment of malice. Stealing various names from different creatures in hell, Malicious is just one name by which he is known. Inexperienced witches will unwittingly summon Malicious and make a contract with him before knowing his true identity or appearance. No matter how kind or courteous Malicious may act, he is not to be trusted under any circumstances. He is a shaman of hell who finds his greatest delight in deceiving and betraying others, trapping them in regret and hopelessness."
Malicious is a demon with an orb-like body, its upper body being thinner and its arms adorned with feathered wings, yet no hands. Atop its head is a curved crown-like ornament. It functions as the Infernal equivalent to Enrapture, buffing its allies into an enraged state. If Malicious is hit, then the effect will disperse until it is either killed or left alone. Unlike Enrapture, however, Malicious possesses a boss life bar, making them more resilient than some other demons, but they are still relatively weak by comparison. At close range it will attack by swiping its wings. At a distance, Malicious will also attempt to ensnare the enemy in a portal with demonic arms holding them in place, leaving them open to attack, or fire a volley of feathers.
"A demon who lies in wait for pious believers to be granted entrance to Paradiso so he can slice them apart and cast them to Inferno during their ascension. The six swords sheathed in his back represent gluttony, profanity, doubt, idiocy, rage and arrogance. Each blade awakens feelings in victims of its respective sin when cut. At first, those who witness Sloth are filled with joy to reaffirm the truth of their religion. In the next moment, they are filled with sadness as they are tossed to the darkness of hell. Not only concerned with humans, Sloths have been responsible for countless fallen angels."
Utilizing a selection of 6 crimson blades as its weapons, Sloth is a brown-greenish humanoid demon with six arms, two of which are used as its feet. When attacking, it can leap high in the air holding two swords in its feet and dive-bomb the ground, following that is a downwards sword slash after pulling two more swords out of its back. Sloth can also attack with a flurry of sword slashes if the enemy is close to it, and if far away it may attempt to cover the distance by lunging and swiping with its swords. Sloth is ironically one of the fastest attackers in the game, with various slashes that are executed with a wide range on the ground and in mid-air. If not successful in completely killing it, Sloth will take a moment to regrow its destroyed limbs before returning to battle.
"A powerful tank that would trample Angels with bloodstained iron wheels and drag them into a world of nightmares during wars with Paradiso. According to Vigrid legend, Pain's wheels were used for torture, until becoming sentient themselves and reincarnating in Inferno. Similar to how those of strong faith are said to have rare encounters with angels, humans harboring such feelings of doubt are more susceptible to finding themselves face-to-face with the demon. Like his name, Pain is said to feed on the subconscious feelings of injury and hurt and one's soul and will appear anywhere people misguidedly attack each other in an effort to obscure their own sense of loss and loneliness."
A large, blue colored mechanical demon with limbs ending in spiked wheels that have an incredibly long range. It uses its gear-like limbs to move and make large sweeping attacks or slamming them into the ground. Pain can also fire a hail of bullets from its limbs when they transform into a gun, only firing them when the opponent is at a distance. In its pre-combat form, it is shaped like a coffin.
"A fallen angel from Paradiso who once served God as a blazing chariot. Bearing the name Pride, those who summon him trade their ears and eyes for power and pleasure. However, those who call him forth must be careful with his powerful: he controls his reins, not the one who summoned him. And once the flames of the chariot have been ignited, they cannot be extinguished. Not even by Pride himself."
Pride functions as a more aggressive version to Pain, embodying all the latter's traits and attacks. It primarily attacks by swinging its arms in arcs or slamming them into the ground and can also fire a hail of bullets when the opponent is far away. Pride accomplishes these in a faster and more dangerous manner, making it more difficult to combat than Pain. The wheels on Pride's arms are also constantly ignited in flame, giving it more damage to its attacks. However, this also makes Pride susceptible to taking greater damage from ice elemental attacks.
"An abnormal creature possessing three necks, six legs, and nine stomachs. Though they are constantly hungry, they are unable to send the waste left behind from their constant gluttony. Those who are devoured by Greed are destined to be trapped for eternity, forever cut off from the cycle of death and rebirth. At times he was tasked as the gatekeeper of hell, denying entrance to unwanted visitors, yet no victim can ever satiate his endless appetite. Previous "owners" still remained trapped inside his stomachs, waiting for the day of his defeat."
Greed appears a three-headed demon who resembles a cross between Cerberus from Greek Mythology and a metallic dragon. When close to its enemy, it will attack by swiping its claws and attempting to bite and toss her around. Its main attacks, however, come in the form of elemental blasts from its three heads. The two heads at the demon's front will breathe fire, whereas the lone head at the back will breathe ice. If the enemy is hit by the latter attack, then they will be frozen solid and left completely helpless.
"It is said that a curse is cast upon the families of those who die an unnatural death while bearing feelings of hatred and ill will. Resentment, born from the sludge of Inferno, is an exact manifestation of those bitter, repressed emotions inside humanity. Once it has chosen a victim, it will follow them forever, no matter the distance, until it can tie them down and make them feel the weight of the pains of hell. Its tenacity is far beyond that of other demons of Inferno, and Resentment is said to have the ability to open the Gates of Hell through sheer willpower. Witnessing this demon gives testimony to the truly unthinkable power of grudges humans find fit to hold in their hearts and never release."
Resentment appears only in Inferno and resembles a naga-like creature with a red hood over its head. Its usual attacks consist of using its sword-like weapon to slash at the opponent in wide reaching arcs and whipping the enemy with its tail. It also has an attack that involves grabbing the enemy with its tail and attempting to tear out their soul. At a further range, Resentment will attempt to fire a charged beam at its enemy. If it succeeds in hitting, it will transform them into a child. Once they have been hit, Resentment will slowly begin to move towards them. If it manages to get close enough, it will draw them into the 'hood' on its head and swallow them whole.
Insidious: "A hellish arc that, while seemingly lead sinners to the Garden of Eternal Pleasures at the end of the world, was in actuality abducting them to compete in a massive bloodbath. The souls who boarded Insidious, were led nowhere. Surrounded by the stench of death and rotten flesh, they massacred each other, struggling over whatever morsels of food to be came across. With a unique organ in his body that converts death into demonic energy, Insidious always carries a tremendous amount of power. A myriad's of hell's creatures live within his guts, making him useful as an assault set during wars with Paradiso. If swallowed by Insidious, the only way to escape is to stand atop a tower of corpses and wait for him to open his jaw while he engorges with his next feeding. However, those who take pleasure in killing it may find their true Garden of Eternal Pleasures within this demon's bowels."
Most of Insidious' offensive abilities come directly from the eyes on the underside of its wings. Each eye is capable of firing large purple laser attacks across the battlefield, summoning tendrils around themselves and can even close with heavy lids if the opponent gets too close. The eyes can also chomp at the opponent by splitting apart to create a sharp-toothed maw. Insidious also use its size as a formidable weapon, attempting to attack by ramming its body at the enemy and firing a barrage of homing missiles from its mouth. It can also create a vacuum to suck enemies inside itself.
Alraune: "A woman who doused herself in mandrake poison and took her own life as a means of getting revenge on the husband who left her. The poison continued through her skin and devoured her soul. Consumed by delusions and hallucinations, she was at last reincarnated in Inferno. Myth places her as the young daughter of a noble estate, but none of her past visage can be determined from her current demon form. She searches the bottom of hell for the most exquisite souls, then injects poison into their nerves to make them eternal "lovers" at her palace. Insatiable desire and obsession have painted her heart so thickly that she will never know peace. Not even with the sacrifices of a thousand souls, or a million..."
Alraune has a multitude of abilities at her disposal and has two major forms that must be fought in sequence. In her first form, Alraune's primary attacks consist of using her sharp fingernails as claws, being able to lunge, spin them in circular motions or use them in an aerial attack that slams into the ground. Alraune can also absorb the enemy's health piece by piece by attempting to rip their soul out. Like the weapons that eventually gain her namesake, Alraune can also use a vine-like whip from her hands and feet that can lash out during any of her other attacks on ground or in the air. She can place down large flowers around the battlefield that spew out a liquid which will restrain the enemy until she destroys them. Alraune will frequently transform into a flurry of flower petals during certain attacks and negate them.
In her secondary form, Alraune retains her upper body while her lower half becomes that of a dragon-like creature. Due to this, she relies on the dragon half's claws to lunge from afar as her primary means of aggression. Alraune is also able to use Jeanne's soul as an energy source to deal magical attacks, during which the Umbran seal will appear on her abdomen as a cue. Jeanne's soul, however, is also her weak point.
Rodin, the Infinite One: "An immortal man feared as the most dangerous demon in the entire barren wasteland of Inferno. Freely traveling between the human world and Inferno, it is nearly impossible to guess his location at any given time. His sudden visits to Inferno are said to be for hunting its savage, ruthless demons and taking their souls. It is rumored he was once a resident of Paradiso with the power of creation, but witnessing his acts in Inferno, most would think him more suited for destruction. Though his principle purpose is for collecting the souls of Inferno's denizens is to use them in making his weapons, he himself is never seen sporting anything but other than his bare fists: true testament to their unbridled power. As the famed weaponsmith of Inferno, he destroys to create, then creates to destroy. His true objective is still a mystery, though perhaps he is waiting for someone to appear who will finally have the power to undo him.
As stated in his description, Rodin possesses superhuman strength and resilience and only ever uses his bare fists as weapons. He appears in 2 forms throughout the battle. In his first form, he utilizes his own version of Wicked Weaves and often uses a shield attack to break combos. He also has a few area of effect attacks that are telegraphed through stomps on the ground and cause large explosions.
After he loses one and quarter bars of health, Rodin transforms into his second form. He resembles a much taller version of himself with demonic wings, a tail, black skin, red markings covering his body, and a similar attire to the one he used in the first game. His attacks also greatly enhance, giving him the ability to charge from one end of the arena to the other and chain together Wicked Weave punches in a row. In his second form, Rodin's most powerful ability is borrowed from his angelic incarnation. He will rush towards the enemy with a grip attack and if the attack connects their health will be reduced to the bare minimum, leaving 1 point of damage on the health bar.
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."
Queen Sheba is the name of the Infernal Demon tasked with the role of the ruler of Inferno. She is portrayed as a darker, yet much more massive version of Jubileus and is assumed to have similar powers. It is said that no witch can attempt to summon Sheba like other Demons - the power needed is too great and therefore kills the witch in the process. However, it seems that the equal powers of two witches is enough to summon Queen Sheba, without suffering any further damage.
Key: Low Tier Demons | Mid-Tier Demons | Resentment | Insidious | Alraune | Rodin and Queen Sheba