What happens at the end of Bayonetta 3? Ending (spoilers), explained

Bayonetta 3 is the highly anticipated third entry in the series, and it features the same over-the-top action and story that fans love. However, his ending is extremely insane, even for a Bayonetta title. This may have you wondering what happens at the end of Bayonetta 3. We’ve prepared an explanation below, but be warned; there are huge spoilers for Bayonetta 3.

Bayonetta 3’s ending, explained

Bayonetta’s story has always been crazy, but Bayonetta 3 takes it to the max. To understand the ending of Bayonetta 3, there are a few factors that must first be explained. This is about Viola, Cereza, Singularity, and the various Bayonettas from different universes. Here’s an abbreviated explanation of what’s going on, but read below for a more in-depth explanation.

  • Bayonetta from Bayonetta 3 is actually Cereza.
  • Viola is Bayonetta and Luka’s daughter.
  • The Singularity weakens Bayonetta to the point that her Eye of the World shatters.
  • The soul of Bayonetta and Luka, who are in love, are dragged into hell.
  • Viola battles a shadow of Bayonetta, learning one final lesson and a new name. Bayonetta is actually a family name, and Viola is the new Bayonetta.
  • Bayonetta and Luka may still be alive in different universes.
  • Viola could be the protagonist of the Bayonetta series in the future.

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Viola seemingly appears out of the blue, and while there are hints throughout the game, we don’t get confirmation until the end of the game. But this Umbral Witch is the daughter of Bayonetta and Luka from a other universe. A major clue to this can be uncovered with subtitles, as Viola almost calls Bayonetta her mother, stopping by simply saying, Mom.

A long-standing fan theory is that the Bayonetta in 3 is actually Cereza, the maiden of Bayonetta 1. This is confirmed at the end of the game, as just before the Cereza Bayonetta is killed by Singularity, she is rescued. by the original. Bayonet. We even get the same line from Bayonetta 1 when she first saves Cereza.

The Singularity is the main antagonist of Bayonetta 3 and the force behind the Humonculi. Throughout the game, we learn that Singularity has killed various Bayonettas in different universes, including Jeanne. In the final clash, Bayonetta is able to hurt Singularity enough to free these different Bayonettas. Together they strike down Singularity and eventually defeat it.


However, at the end of the game, Bayonetta (Cereza) seemingly dies, falling to hell in Luka’s arms. It is then revealed that Bayonetta (Cereza) is in love with Luka, disproving a popular fan theory that Bayonetta and Jeanne were in love. As Bayonetta’s (Cereza) and Luka’s soul are dragged to hell, Luka reassures her that Viola is safe.

This brings us to Viola, who lives after the final showdown with Singularity. But, in a post-credits scene, the player controls Viola, who fights a dark form of Bayonetta. Defeating this form reveals this as the final lesson from her mother, who tells her that she needs a new name. This leads Rodin to call Viola Bayonetta, proving to be the surname and not the main character’s name the whole time.

With this reveal and Bayonetta seemingly dead, Viola may be the new protagonist for future Bayonetta games in the future. It’s entirely possible that we’ll see the real Bayonetta again, especially after Rodin’s commentary and the fact that Bayonetta from Bayonetta 1 and 2 seems to disappear after merging with Cereza to defeat Singularity.

For more information on Bayonetta, see How to unlock Jeanne in Bayonetta 3 and How long is Bayonetta 3 to play? on ps4 games tips.