Masked Lumen sending forth a Lightninig Orb
Name Magic
Alternate Names Magical power
Type Energy
Creator Unknown
User(s) Infernal Demons, Lumen Sages, Umbra Witches, Supernatural Beings, Angels

Magic is the supernatural force and energy used by various race and beings as a whole throughout the universe and Trinity of Realities.[1]


For humans like the Lumen Sages and Umbra Witches, the usage of magic required an individual to possess great Spiritual Energy for them to harness prior to even learning magic.[2] However, the price of using magic for both the Lumen and Umbran is the fate of death in which their souls are taken to either Paradiso or Inferno[3], whereas the latter describes the fate of being subjected to endless torment.[4]

However, various other races (such as the Infernal Demons and Angels of Paradiso) are capable of innate usage of magic.[1]


Dark Arts

Main article: Dark Arts
Bayonetta using Dark Arts magic

Bayonetta using the Dark Arts magic.

The magic of Umbra Witches, referred to as the Dark Arts and Umbran Arts, is magic that originates from the direct contact of Infernal Demons that empowers a Umbran Witch. With the root of their power being from bending demonic energy to their will, they're capable of performing various kinds of magical feats.[5] The full extent of a Witch practicing the dark arts is expressed to be in the event of a full moon.[6]

Light Arts

Jubileus Healing

Balder using sage's magic to heal Jubileus.

The magic type used by both Lumen Sages , referred to as Light Arts[7], Sage Arts[8] as well as "Celestial Power"[9], allows sages to perform various magical feats similar to their counterparts. Portrayed in a more "holy-like" theme compared to the dark powers from Inferno, the pinnacle of a Sage's power is known to be at the peak of the sun's ascent.[10]

Temporal Control

Balder using Light Speed

Blader using Light Speed, a form of Temporal Control.

Main article: Temporal Control

The magical ability of seeing everything in an instant, Temporal Control is a technique in which allows a user to push forth their emotional and spiritual energy to it's very limit. Such a power requires an individual to possess a sound mind, body, and a complete grasp of spiritual energy.[11]

Remembrances of Time

Demon's Magic

Angel's Magic


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bayonetta
  2. Bayonetta - Antonio's Notebok: " For one to become a witch, one must first and foremost possess incredible ‘Spirit Energy.’ Those with the power could become witches despite being of low birth, and those without power would be forced into secular life, regardless of any blood ties to a witch clan. Naturally, children born within a clan were often quick to grasp the concept of magic due to the environment around them, allowing their innate abilities to bloom at a much earlier age. Coming to grips with this concept must have inspired one to further hone their Spirit Energy."
  3. Bayonetta 2
  4. Bayonetta - Antonio's Notebook:"However, witches were met with only a single possible fate – death – followed by endless torment in Inferno."
  5. Bayonetta - Antionio's Notebook: "heir true significance is best understood in the context of how the Umbra were able to use this magic: via direct contact with demons in Inferno. It is thought that these witches underwent strict training in order to master the various techniques; however, the truth is colored by the fact that the witches left people awe-struck, and were greatly revered. The true root of their power was none other than their ability to take unbelievably strong demon energy and bend it to their will, using it freely. The witches’ direct contact saw them reaching into the heart of Inferno’s darkness and summoning the beasts that dwell there, drawing out their incredible magic and destructive powers. The witches under contract with these demons were able to exercise powers far beyond any that could be obtained by mere mortals, to the extent that some may even term these powers as aggressive, or brutal. "
  6. Bayonetta - Antonio's Notebook: "I have already described how the Umbra Witches drew their power from the darkness, and Lumen Sages from the light; however, I have not mentioned how these powers were at their greatest during full moon or at the peak of the sun’s ascent."
  7. Bayonetta - Antonio's Notebook: "These valleys were not just filled with memorial tombs, they were also home to training facilities in the light and dark arts, held as sacred ground by both clans"
  8. Kamiya's Tweet refers to it as "Art of Sages"
  9. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
  10. Bayonetta - Antonio's Notebook: "I have already described how the Umbra Witches drew their power from the darkness, and Lumen Sages from the light; however, I have not mentioned how these powers were at their greatest during full moon or at the peak of the sun’s ascent."
  11. Bayonetta - Antionio's Notebook: "As “Overseers of History,” they possessed the ability to literally see everything in an instant, also known as Temporal Control. This technique sharpened all of the five senses, and pushed one’s emotional energy to its very limits. It is a world where a falling drop of water can become a crown, and a humming-bird slowly and elegantly flaps its wings. Temporal Control is not just simply being able to recognize this world, it also enables one to boost their physical abilities and move freely within that single moment. Temporal Control requires a sound body and mind, and complete grasp of Spirit Energy"