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Madama Butterfly

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Madama Butterfly
Source: Bayonetta Wiki. Official artwork of Madama Butterfly from Bayonetta 2.
Official artwork of Madama Butterfly from Bayonetta 2.
Universe Bayonetta
Debut Bayonetta (2009)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Ultimate (Bayonetta's smash attacks)
Most recent non-Smash appearance Bayonetta 3 (2022)
Console/platform of origin PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Species Demon
Gender Female
Place of origin Inferno

Madama Butterfly (マダム・バタフライ, Madam Butterfly), also known as the "Mistress of Atrocity", is a demoness from the Bayonetta series. She serves as Bayonetta's primary contracted demon partner. She, in exchange for Bayonetta's soul upon her death, grants Bayonetta her immense size and strength to aid her in battle. As a result of her pact with Madama Butterfly, Bayonetta is capable of performing Wicked Weaves, Witch Walk, and even grants Bayonetta temporary use of her wings when double jumping.


Source: Bayonetta Wiki. Official screenshot of Madama Butterfly from Bayonetta.
Madama Butterfly battling Temperantia after being summoned by Bayonetta in Bayonetta 2.

Madama Butterfly is said to be one of the most powerful denizens of Inferno, and is considered among its inhabitants to be a being worthy of fear and respect. It is said that any witch who forms a contract with her is granted immeasurable strength and wisdom. Not much is known about her in the first game, and even her face is left a mystery to those who do not own the game's official art book.

Her role is much larger in Bayonetta 2, as Bayonetta goes from simply summoning her limbs to summoning her head and torso for powerful headbutts and body slams, and occasionally even summoning the demoness in her entirety to fight alongside Bayonetta against massive opponents. She additionally plays a minor role in the story - when Bayonetta ventures to Inferno to save the soul of her friend Jeanne, the demoness Alraune (who was responsible for Jeanne's death outside of her contract) initially shows little care that Bayonetta is intruding in her castle, but attacks Bayonetta upon discovering her connection with Madama Butterfly due to a personal vendetta against the stronger demoness. It is because of Alraune's rashness and desire to fight Madama Butterfly that she would eventually lose to both her and Bayonetta, freeing Jeanne's soul and being able to return it to her body.

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

As a moveset element[edit]

Bayonetta striking Madama Butterfly's fist in Ultimate.

In Bayonetta's playable appearance in the Super Smash Bros. games, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, she can summon Madama Butterfly's limbs with her smash attacks (based on the Wicked Weaves from her source games). Madama Butterfly's wings also appear when Bayonetta double jumps, and her shadow takes the shape of Madama Butterfly.


Madama Butterfly also appears as a Legend-class support spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Madama Butterfly is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. After Galeem's defeat, Dharkon takes control of Galeem's spirits, including Madama Butterfly. After Dharkon's defeat, he flees to the final world, with Galeem following soon after. In the final world, Galeem and Dharkon wage war against each other using their captured spirits, with Dharkon taking control of Madama Butterfly.

Madama Butterfly uses a Giant Bayonetta puppet fighter and is fought on the Umbra Clock Tower stage. During the battle, the stage will be covered in a poisonous cloud, referencing the Inferno where Madama Butterfly originates from. Also, Bayonetta will frequently use smash attacks, which summons Madama Butterfly's gigantic limbs to perform the attacks.

Madama Butterfly can be summoned using the cores of Shanoa, Aparoid, a Neutral type, and a support type.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Madama Butterfly.png
Madama Butterfly
★★★★ 3 Poison Heals Bayonetta Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese マダム・バタフライ, Madam Butterfly
UK English Madama Butterfly
France French Madama Butterfly
Germany German Madama Butterfly
Spain Spanish Madama Butterfly
Italy Italian Madama Butterfly
China Chinese Madama Butterfly
South Korea Korean Madama Butterfly
Netherlands Dutch Madama Butterfly
Russia Russian Мадам Баттерфляй

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