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Jubileus the Creator is the ultimate antagonist and final boss of Bayonetta. She is the primordial, godlike being whom Father Balder and the Cardinal Virtues are working towards reviving.

Jubileus was imprisoned at the end of the First Armageddon, when the Trinity of Realities were split into light, dark and chaos.

Hierarchy of LagunaEdit

The true name of Jubileus, as recorded in myth, is actually constructed from unutterable syllables. This is because humans remain incapable of capturing her true glory, as she is the total embodiment of Divine Will.

Humanity, bound to the physical world, was forced to depict and describe her in its own tongue. It is supposed that humanity selected the name Jubileus, taken from the word Jubilee, meaning a celebration of rejoicing, in an attempt to turn Divine Will into worldly happiness via repeated recital of her name. As a result of the cataclysmic events of the ancient First Armageddon, of which she sat at the very apex, Jubileus was forced into dominion over the world of Paradiso, governor of the light amongst the Trinity of Realities, and put into an endless slumber.

It was from this point that the forces of light and dark began their endless battle for hegemony. The resurrection of Jubileus would trigger a reunification of the Trinity of Realities, fulfilling the desires of not only the forces of light, but also a centuries-old prayer said by those seeking divine intervention.

Role in the Bayonetta seriesEdit

The existence of Jubileus is hinted at throughout Bayonetta. When Bayonetta defeats a Cardinal Virtue, it utters "May Jubileus the Creator, grace you!" before being dragged to Infeno. Bayonetta later discovers that the Eyes of the World are not stones or items as she believed; instead, they are people who best represent the aspects of light and darkness. By "awakening" the power of the Eyes within their bearers and placing them within the physical frame of Jubileus (a massive statue crowning the main tower of Isla del Sol), the goddess will be reborn to reconstruct reality.

It is revealed that Balder's entire plan was to awaken Bayonetta's power as the Left Eye of the World, with himself being the Right Eye. When this is accomplished, Balder and Bayonetta enter the statue of Jubileus, which takes off into space. Jeanne leaps into action and frees Bayonetta from Jubileus, preventing the goddess from reaching full potential. However, Balder is absorbed into Jubileus, awakening the deity and unleashing a cosmic horror. Despite being a goddess, Jubileus was not bequeathed with the powers of the Left Eye, leaving her with only the strength of the Right Eye. As a result, Bayonetta was able to destroy her.

After a grueling battle, Bayonetta binds Jubileus by performing a summoning incorporating an unconscious Jeanne's hair with her own for the medium. Bayonetta was able to unleash a demon of terrible power, known as Queen Sheba. Queen Sheba, being the pure embodiment of darkness, is able to slam Jubileus' soul straight into the sun, where it is consumed within the fires of the sun while the two witches destroy the physical vessel of Jubileus, leaving no trace of the goddess behind.

In Bayonetta 2, at the end of the prologue, the remains of Jubileus's head are shown to have survived the destruction of the statue, having fallen in a distant forest after Bayonetta defeated her. It is here that Father Balder finally expires, but not before binding a mysterious spirit to him. In the final battle, Jubileus is summoned by Balder's younger self, who works with Bayonetta to form a Jubileus-Sheba hybrid during the final climax. It is still unknown why Jubileus can still be summoned, since she was destroyed by Bayonetta in the first game, but it may relate to her being summoned by a younger version of Balder from the past. Curiously, Sheba is as tall as Jubileus, proving that both deities are half of their real power.

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Bayonetta 2 Final Climax

GuideEdit

The fight against Jubileus comes in five main stages and one Climax sequence.

Read the guide here.

Bayonetta: Bloody FateEdit

In the animated movie, Jubileus is referred as Shushin (主神, lit. All-Father) and her role is a bit different where, instead of being trapped in a statue at the top of the Ithavoll Group building, she is encapsulated in a celestial place where angels watch her. The instant that Father Balder takes Bayonetta with him to Jubileus, both of them merge inside her with Balder as the Right Eye and Bayonetta as the Left One. When she awakens, Fortitudo decides be one with Jubileus the same way as the other angels next to her.

When Jeane appears and help Bayonetta to escape from her prison in the left eye, Jubileus loses half of her body and power making her look like burned.  Balder uses his power to compensate the lost part and treat her as a deity completly made of Celestial Power. In response, Bayonetta and Jeane summon Queen Sheeba and starts a battle between both of them. Queen Sheba proves having more power making great damage to Jubileus without to much effort. 

Then, Bayonetta summons a wooden horse and Queen Sheba uses a whip to catch Jubileus, sit her in the wooden horse and tie her up  making her scream in pain. After Bayonetta killed Balder, Sheba uses a powerful cannon to completly destroy Jubileus.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Jubileus might also be known as Jubilee, which is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. In the biblical book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year is mentioned to occur every fifty years, in which slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven, and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest.
  • Jubileus seems to be a complete opposite of the main antagonist, Mundus, from Devil May Cry. Whilst Mundus was the king of the underworld, Jubileus was essentially God, and both are of opposite genders. Despite this, they share a few similarities, primarily in their marble skin which breaks away from damage to reveal chaotic matter beneath. The greatest similarity between Mundus and Jubileus is in their symbolic reference to the world; for example, the name Mundus translates to "the world", while Jubileus is based off of the tarot card The World. Each boss in Bayonetta could also be loosely based on different Major Arcana tarot cards, although it is more probable that they are based on four out of the seven cardinal virtues, as their titles indicate. It is noteworthy that only the four virtues of Greek philosophy make an appearance as bosses, while no boss representing one of the three Christian virtues (Spe (Hope), Fide (Belief), Caritas (Love)) appears.
  • Within The Hierarchy of Laguna, Jubileus is the only Angel who ranks as Dea. In Latin, the word dea translates as "Goddess".
  • Jubileus is very similar to the demon statue, The Savior, from Devil May Cry 4 in terms of role and appearance. The fact that the statues were used as berserk weapons that posed a threat to demons and humans alike also serves as a similarity. The statues were also inanimate until the absorption of two people coincidentally of light and dark.
    • Also, both Jubileus and The Savior have circular, golden wings behind their body after being revived.
    • Also, in Bayonetta: Bloody Fate after Bayonetta is freed from Jubileus, her body has more resemblance to The Savior and has more similarities to The False Savior as Balder like Sanctus takes control of the half powered Jubileus after Bayonetta is freed.
  • It is unclear as to why the statue that sealed Jubileus for years looks different from her actual appearance. Although, the statue might be the human's conception of her. Yet after Jubileus' defeat, the statue looks like her unsealed form.
  • If one looks at the book of Infernal Demons under Queen Sheba, one can see a small image of Jubileus, further showing the size of the goddess compared to the demoness.
  • The ending segment in which Bayonetta and Jeanne are to break away the crumbling shell of Jubileus before it impacts the earth mirrors that of the final battle of Sonic Adventure 2, in which Sonic and Shadow, in their super forms, attempt to stop the ARK from crashing into the planet.
    • To further the resemblance, one can eat a Mega Yellow Moon lollipop, which makes Bayonetta resemble Super Sonic, or add a Mega Bloody Rose lollipop to look like Super Shadow.
  • Jubileus bears a striking resemblance to Shiva, a major creator deity in the Hindu faith. While Jubileus does not have multiple arms, her tentacle-like protrusions resemble Shiva's arms. Jubileus' headpiece also resembles the one Shiva is wearing in some representations of him.
    • Another worthy note is that Jubileus roughly represents Bayonetta's mother, Rosa, especially regarding Jubileus wearing what seems to be the mask Rosa usually wears. And she also wears something similar to Bayonetta's Umbran Watch on her chest.
  • The quote "May Jubileus, the Creator, grace you" is a curse towards Bayonetta. The intention of Jubileus "gracing" anything will result in the utter destruction of every reality within the Bayonetta universe. As such, whenever one of the Audito or Father Balder says this to Bayonetta, they're telling her a more character appropriate equivalent of "Go to Hell".
  • When Jeanne punches through the Left Eye to save Bayonetta, one can hear Jubileus scream in pain.
  • Jubileus has only two lines credited to her in the entire game, "Curse You!", and "Can you believe it?"
  • Ironically, Jubileus is destroyed when her soul is punched into the sun, the source of the Lumen Sages' power.
  • On a note of her power, Jubileus fights with only half her power (not having access to the Left Eye), and may not be fully empowered at that point due to only having just woken up. Regardless of that it takes an incredible fight to win, and then a powerful punch from a great demon, Queen Sheba. After all that, Jubileus is still not destroyed. It is only after finally being thrown into the sun that, in addition to all other damage she's taken, that Jubileus is destroyed.
  • When fighting Jubileus she has similar powers to each of the Auditio. She uses Fortitudo's fire and lava in her first phase, Sapentia's water and ice in the second phase, Temperantia's wind and lightning in her third phase. Between phases her hair acts similar to Iustitia's tentacles.
  • During the final sequence, after Queen Sheba punches Jubileus' soul from her body, if the player crashes into one of the planets on the way to the Sun, Jubileus will recover and attack Bayonetta with a vengeance, immediately sending the player to the Game Over screen.
  • Jubileus's voice when speaking and being hit is provided by Grey DeLisle, who also voices Jeanne. This was confirmed in the Bayonetta developer commentary by Hideki Kamiya.
  • Jubileus has some similarity to the Demiurge, a being found in Gnosticism that, while not synonymous with a creator deity, does have the the task of maintaining and sculpting the physical world. and the new trailer for Bayonetta 2 reveals that the God of Chaos, The Overseer, is the true creator entity and true god of the human realm.
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