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Love Is Blue is the name of Bayonetta's signature weapons featured in Bayonetta 2. They function as a replacement for Scarborough Fair from the first game, and match her new blue and black color palette. Like their predecessors, Love Is Blue are the only weapons that don't need to be unlocked by collecting Golden LPs or by completing a certain task.

L'amour est bleu (Love is Blue): Video and Lyrics

Love Is Blue - Al Martino02:40

Love Is Blue - Al Martino

Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world now I'm without you
Gray, gray, my life is gray
Cold is my heart since you went away

Red, red, my eyes are red
Crying for you alone in my bed
Green, green, my jealous heart
I doubted you and now we're apart

CHORUS:
When we met how the bright sun shone
Then love died, now the rainbow is gone

Black, black, the nights I've known
Longing for you so lost and alone
Gone, gone, the love we knew
Blue is my world now I'm without you.

Repeat CHORUS

Black, black, the nights I've known
Longing for you so lost and alone
Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world now I'm without you

In-Game Description

"A set of guns masterfully crafted by the famed demon-smith Rodin, waiting for their time to finally be put to use. Individually, their names are Prelude, Minuet, Toccata and Nocturne. These weapons are no second fiddle to Scarborough Fair in terms of control and power. Whilst useful as standard melee weapons, they can also summon Wicked Weaves and use the Umbran Climax, a secret skill that unleashes the user's saved-up magic energy to give them enhanced powers."

Design

In comparison to real guns, Love Is Blue appear to be heavily stylized Mauser C96 "Broom handle" pistols (Red 9 is a variation of C96 firing 9mm rounds, rather than 7.63mm rounds), but confirmation from Platinum has not been released. As their name implies, they are blue in color but the aesthetics such as the Umbran symbol is still shared between them and Scarborough Fair. They each feature a set of gems that match the colors of lyrics from the weapon's namesake, both embedded in the gun itself, and as floral imprinted accessories that hang from the grip of the gun, & an engraving on each side of each gun. As follows: 

  • A Red teardrop-shaped gem on her right-hand gun.
    • Engraved is "Eye of the Overseer".
    • The Flower is a Marigold, symbolizing Sorrow.
  • A Grey oval-shaped gem on her left-hand gun.
    • Engraved is "An Endless Life".
    • The Flower is a Muscari (Grape Hyacinth), symbolizing Frustration.
  • A Black diamond-shaped gem on her right-heel gun.
    • Engraved is "The Darkest Night".
    • The Flower is a Erica (Heath/Heather), symbolizing Solitude.
  • A Green rectangle-shaped gem on her left-heel gun.
    • Engraved is "A Jealous Lover".
    • The Flower is a Cyclamen, symbolizing Jealousy.

They also appear to surround Bayonetta's kicks and punches in blue demonic energy instead of the pinkish-crimson that Scarborough Fair did in the first game, again matching the new game's color palette of blue and black over red and black.

The key differences between the Mauser C96 and love is blue are: 1. The barrel of Love is Blue is much fatter and longer. Judging the barrel size, it fire at least 20mm cannon shells, instead of 7.63mm pistol rounds. 2. The ammo holder for Love is Blue is much smaller and shorter than C96. 3. The trigger guard on Love is Blue goes all the way from the ammo holder to the bottom of the pistol grip. 4. What look like a huge piston/gas chamber is designed underneath the barrel. Overall, the gun is also much larger than its real life counterpart.

How to Obtain

Love Is Blue is given to Bayonetta by Rodin during the Prologue stage after her initial Handgun weapons break during the fight.

Unique Traits

Much like previous set of guns, Love is Blue shares much of Scarborough Fair's combo inputs, although the combo animations themselves have been re-made from the ground up. As an extension of the extra kick move that can be added into Bayonetta's move-set, Love Is Blue attacks can be finished with new moves in different areas of standard combos.

Like Scarborough Fair, using Dodge Offset with Love Is Blue will cause the guns to fire numerous rounds as Bayonetta dodges. When compared to other weapons such as the Rakshasa and Takemikazuchi, Love Is Blue is not as damaging as weapons, but they are both efficient in melee and ranged combat.

As part of the new Umbran Climax feature in Bayonetta 2, Love is Blue is capable of summoning a wide range of Infernal Demons to act as combo finishers, all dependent on the particular combo being performed. Arguably, the most notable of these is the summoning of Madama Butterfly, who delivers a wide range of powerful headbutts to the battlefield.

Bullet Climax: Bayonetta stands motionless and takes aim at nearby enemies with powerful shots from either hands or feet. Unlike Scarborough Fair, Bayonetta locks onto enemies automatically. Depending on whether she has magic stored in her gauge, the shots Bayonetta fires will also be slightly more powerful than normal.

Charge Modifier: Love Is Blue acts the same as Scarborough Fair, with the holding down of particular buttons firing off a few rounds before transitioning into the next attack.

Arwing Guns

Star Mercenary guns

Arwing Guns

When Bayonetta wears the Star Mercenary costume, Love is Blue is replaced with guns based on Arwings from the star Fox series. Not only do they replace Love is Blue in game play, but also during cutscenes as well. They also have unique properties, instead of using magic, their elemental damages is Energy, an element exclusive to them. Each Arwing gun also features a little stuffed doll based on the original 4 star fox crew members.

  • Fox McCloud on the right-hand gun.
  • Falco Lombardi on the left-hand gun.
  • Peppy Hare on her right heel gun.
  • Slippy Toad on her left heel gun.

Bayonetta 2 In-Game Description: Love is Blue altered by the Fox McCloud outfit. It replaces its original shape and coloration for that of an Arwing, losing its original charms for plushes of the four main characters of the Star Fox series: Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy. It seems to use some sort of energy over the magic that made Love is Blue function.

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Trivia

Love is Blue Gems Snake Within - Bayo2

Snake Bayonetta's Tiara with Love is Blue's gemstones

  • When Bayonetta uses her Snake Within technique, the gems on her guns appear on her tiara alongside her Umbran Watch.
  • Like Scarborough Fair from the first game, Love Is Blue canonically appear to be Bayonetta's preferred weapons of choice in combat they are used in every cutscene where fighting takes place.
  • Like in the first game, Love Is Blue cannot technically be unequipped as pressing Shoot will cause Bayonetta to use them to fire at her current target. This is also accurate even when Scarborough Fair have been equipped on her hands.
  • The French lyrics of Love is Blue describes the pleasure and pain of love through the use of both color and elements, blue and grey, and water and wind, etc. It doesn't feature Black as a color as it does in the English version.
  • In early screenshots of Love Is Blue, the grey gemstone was originally attached to Bayonetta's heel and the black gemstone was attached to her hands (as seen here, here and here). However, in later screenshots, they were shown to have switched places with black on her heel guns and grey on her hands (as seen here and here). It is currently unknown why they were switched.
  • If Bayonetta wears the Galactic Bounty Hunter costume while equipping these guns on her hands, Love is Blue will be replaced with Samus Aran's arm cannon, which also fires energy bullets instead of actual bullets.
  • Bayonetta wields Love is Blue in her default appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, complete with the weapon set's combos and moveset.

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