|“||Unleash the Crow Within, transforming yourself into a crow and temporarily gaining the power of flight.||”|
— Gates of Hell description of Crow Within.
Concept art of Bayonetta using Crow Within.
|Alternate Names||Owl Within, Falcon Within, Phantom Within, Eagle Within|
|Creator||Umbra Witches, Lumen Sages|
Jeanne (Owl Within)
Rosa (Falcon Within)
King Zero (Phantom Within)
Balder (Eagle Within)
Crow Within is a technique introduced in the first Bayonetta game. It is one of the four abilities able to temporarily transform Umbra Witches into animals. Lumen Sages, however, are also capable of using this technique. In the games, Crow Within is used for temporary flight capabilities.
Along with Bat Within, Crow Within is an ability that can be purchased from The Gates of Hell for 20000 Halos after unlocking the Panther Within ability in Chapter VII. It can be activated by successfully tapping the right trigger twice while midair. The Crow model is available to view in the gallery after the game is defeated. When activated, Bayonetta will instantly transform into a black crow wearing a hat with a red ribbon. This allows her to fly over large areas and shoot quilled feathers at her enemies. While transformed, a small circular gauge will appear in the top-left corner of the screen indicating how long Bayonetta can stay in Crow Within. Once the gauge is empty, she will change back automatically. She can also change back by pressing the right trigger button again or by firing her basic gun. Crow Within will also be ended if Bayonetta gets too close to the ground.
In Bayonetta 2
The functionality of Crow Within remains the same from the first game, however it is available for purchase immediately after the Prologue chapter. It can be purchased for 20000 Halos. The visual aesthetic of the crow has changed from a red ribbon to a blue ribbon on its hat.
Jeanne's variant of Crow Within is called Owl Within, and it gives her the exact same abilities as Crow Within. Instead of a crow, Jeanne transforms into a red owl wearing a crown.
Little King Zero's variant of Bat Within is called Phantom Within. It functions identical to Bat Within, and does not change the appearance of the Crow.
Falcon Within is the name of Rosa's variant of Crow Within, only appearing in Bayonetta 2. With the same functionality as Bat Within, Rosa appears as a large black falcon with two red ribbons.
Eagle Within is Balder's variant of the technique. Although he does not use it in battles against him, it is an ability that the Lumen Sages are also able to utilize. it is only available to use whilst playing as Balder in the Tag Climax mode of Bayonetta 2. In this form, Balder appears as a brown Eagle.
Crow Within primarily is used to access secret areas that cannot be accessed by regular jumping, such as hidden chests and Alfheim or Muspelheim portals. Crow Within does not allow the character affected to ascend nor descend. However, Crow Within can also be used to attack enemies whilst in the air. This is rarely required in-game, but useful when combating enemies in flight. Pressing will summon a pack of feathers that can be used to stab enemies. Pressing again will release the sharp feathers directly at an enemy. By pressing , feathers will encircle Bayonetta, and by pressing again the feathers will be released in all directions. While the feathers encircle Bayonetta, any enemy that comes within close range will automatically be hit by them.
In battle, Crow Within is typically used in combination with the Umbran Spear technique. For the Umbran Spear technique to be used in either game, the player must first enter Crow Within.
- Along with the After Burner Kick, Heel Slide, and Panther Within, it is one of the few techniques that changes the red color scheme to blue for Bayonetta 2.
- It is one of the four techniques that Umbra Witches can use to transform into different animals, along with Bat Within, Beast Within, and Snake Within.
|Bayonetta (Gallery) • Jeanne (Gallery) • Zero • Enzo • Rodin (Gallery) • Luka • Cereza (Gallery) • Antonio Redgrave • Umbran Elder • Rosa • Father Balder (Gallery) • Jubileus the Creator • Eva|
|Masked Lumen (Gallery) • Loki • Loptr • Aesir|
|Handguns • Scarborough Fair • Onyx Roses • Shuraba • Kulshedra • Durga • Odette • Lt. Col. Kilgore • Sai Fung • Bazillions • Pillow Talk • Rodin • All 4 One|
|Love Is Blue • Rakshasa • Alruna • Kafka • Chernobog • Undine • Takemikazuchi • Salamandra • Master Sword • Arwing Guns • Chain Chomp • Umbran Armor • Unforgiven • Holy Glaive|
|Affinity • Dear and Decorations • Enchant • Applaud • Ardor • Irenic • Beloved • Kinship • Fairness • Grace and Glory • Fearless • Harmony • Inspired • Braves • Gracious and Glorious • Joy|
|Acceptance • Belief • Accolade • Valiance • Cachet & Compassion • Urbane • Enrapture • Fidelity • Gravitas • Allegiance • Hideous • Hatred • Fury • Pain • Pride • Greed • Malicious • Resentment • Sloth|
|Contracted Demons • Gomorrah • Malphas • Hekatoncheir • Scolopendra • Phantasmaraneae • Little Devils • Madama Butterfly • Madama Styx • Queen Sheba|
|Labolas • Mictlantecuhtli • Baal • Hydra • Diomedes • Carnage • Madama Khepri • Omne • Fortitudo • Temperantia|
|Golem • Fortitudo • Temperantia • Iustitia • Sapientia • Father Balder • Jeanne • Jubileus the Creator •|
|Gomorrah • Valiance • Glamor • Masked Lumen • Valor • Insidious • Prophet • Alraune • Balder • Loptr • Aesir • Rodin, The Infinite One|