Madama Butterfly

Biographical Information
Name Madama Butterfly
Gender Female
Born Unknown
Clan Unknown
Family Infernal Demons
Physical Information
Eye Color Red
Hair Color Black (when summoned by Bayonetta)
Magical Abilities
Pact with N/A
Weapon(s) Infernal Magic, demonic fists, feet and headbutt.
Animal Forms N/A
Madama Butterfly, also known as the Mistress of Atrocity, is the name of the demoness whom Bayonetta has made a pact with in order to use her power in combat. Her counterpart is Madama Styx. Having a reputation for power in Inferno, as stated by Alraune, Madama Butterfly is the primary source for most of Bayonetta's supernatural abilities.

In the first game, Madama Butterfly's limbs manifest most commonly as the Wicked Weave attacks Bayonetta uses in her battles. In Bayonetta 2, the true scale of her size and strength becomes apparent when she is summoned completely or partially during Umbran Climax.

Book of Infernal Demons

"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 even amongst the denizens of Inferno. If a conjurer were to sign a contract and trade her soul, the demon would impart upon her enormous power and great wisdom."

–The Book of Infernal Demons.


Madama Butterfly takes the form of a woman with swallowtail butterfly traits. She wears a purple thigh-split dress from the middle that shows her blue legs and purple high heels, the top of her dress is also open in a way that shows her breasts rested against purple straps. On her arms are long purple cuffs that wrap around her middle finger, along with butterfly accessories and red spikes on her knuckles. Madama Butterfly's most defining feature, is the large butterfly-shaped headpiece that sits evenly on her head, gold spiky ornaments also rest on her forehead. Her eyes are completely red and appear almost jewel-like. In a physical form, she is revealed to rival Gomorrah in size and towers over all beneath her.

Role in Bayonetta

In the first game, only Madama Butterfly's arms and legs are summoned during Wicked Weaves. Her limbs sometimes change color when equipping certain weapons and attack in different ways from claw strikes to palm thrusts. She also forms Bayonetta's shadow when it is cast and her wings are used to give the witch an extra boost in height when she jumps. When equipped with the Sergey's Lover Madama Butterfly also appears as two images that mimic's all of Bayonetta's moves.

Role in Bayonetta 2

In the sequel, Madama Butterfly can now be summoned fully during Umbran Climax and certain Torture Attacks during boss fights and against other demons. All of her previous attack patterns and provided abilities are included along with some new ones such as uppercuts, headbutts and flying kicks. Before, Bayonetta could only jump with the aid of Butterfly's wings but she can now also glide with them to a certain extent.

Madama Butterfly is briefly controllable during the fight with against the summoned Temperantia in Chapter IV. She uses her fists to sideswipe and uppercut her foe and is able to activate Witch Time by dodging Temperantia's own attacks.

During a brief moment in the Cathedral of Cascades where the Infernal Demon Pain appears, Bayonetta makes a remark on how she is glad that at least some of the demons are keeping their part of the contract and briefly fist bumps Butterfly's arm in a display of companionship.

Shortly before the battle with Alraune in Chapter XI, the rose demon is infuriated to discover Bayonetta has made a pact with Madama Butterfly. Even though the two demons have never met, something during the passing millennia that Butterfly did caused Alraune's hatred to fester or rivalry, until they were able to meet face to face. Though not knowing what her pact demon did to upset Alraune, Bayonetta wholeheartedly agrees with it.

Appearances in Other Media

Super Smash Bros. 4

Outside of the main series, Madama Butterfly returns to accompany Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U. Her arms and legs can be summoned as Wicked Weaves for Bayonetta's Smash attacks and her wings appear when Bayonetta jumps a second time in the air. In the Wii U version of the game, she also appears in Bayonetta's shadow.

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  • Madama Butterfly takes her name from the title character of an opera by Giacomo Puccini. Butterfly (also known as Cio-Cio-san) was a Japanese girl who fell in love with an American serviceman, who married her for convenience with the intention of leaving her once he found a proper American wife. Butterfly would have a child by him and wait three years for his return, only to see him arrive with his new wife, who had agreed with him to raise Butterfly's child as their own. Heartbroken, Butterfly agreed to give up the child to the couple before taking her own life by means of using her father's knife to commit jigai, a female form of seppuku, to preserve her honor.



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