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Rodin - Bayo2.png
Official artwork of Rodin from Bayonetta 2.
Universe Bayonetta
Debut Bayonetta (2009)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Bayonetta 3 (2022)
Console/platform of origin PlayStation 3,
Xbox 360
Species Demon (Fallen Angel)
Gender Male
Place of origin Paradiso
English voice actor Dave Fennoy
Japanese voice actor Tesshō Genda

Rodin (ロダン, Rodan) is a supporting character in Bayonetta. He runs a bar called the Gates of Hell, acting as the shop-keep and weapons smith for Bayonetta. With the usage of Golden LPs, magical records found in the Bayonetta series, he can supply her with powerful new weapons.


Rodin offers Bayonetta a drink in the Gates of Hell in Bayonetta.

Rodin is a high-ranking demon who acts as a demonic weaponsmith, forging weapons made from the souls of demons for those capable of wielding them and able to afford them. Once a weaponsmith for Paradiso, he was a high-ranking angel with the Dea status, second only to its ruler Jubileus, The Creator. However, after a failed attempt to take over Paradiso for his own reasons (or perhaps after being falsely accused of doing so by jealous rivals, as his profile in the Hierarchy of Laguna suggests), he was cast from Paradiso to Inferno.

Now one of the most powerful ranking demons in Inferno, he harvests the souls of the fellow damned and fuses them into weapons. He hawks these wares from his bar, the Gates of Hell. Rodin created Bayonetta's signature guns "Scarborough Fair" and "Love is Blue".

In the first game, he has a mostly professional relationship with Bayonetta. He provides her with the weapons she needs to slay angels, and she provides him with halos, the in-game currency. In the second game, he is shown to be far more light-hearted than before; dressing as a street-side Santa during the holiday season, and proclaiming that disbelief in Santa Claus is "sacrilege". He also has a seemingly strong bond with the family of Enzo, Bayonetta's informant.

After Jeanne lost her soul, he uses magic to preserve Jeanne's body on Bayonetta's behalf, proclaiming in secret he hopes she can “create miracles”. After Bayonetta manages to get into Inferno, he claims that if she dies, he would be the first to devour her soul, before fighting alongside her and protecting her from multiple waves of powerful demons. By the end of the game, Rodin is there to celebrate Bayonetta's victory alongside the rest of the main cast, working with Luka to hand out flyers for his bar as the post-holiday season was known for lots of heavy drinkers.

Rodin serves as a secret boss in both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2; the first game has him using his former angel combat skills, while the second has him use his current demonic powers at full strength. He is also a playable character in the second game’s multiplayer mode, Tag Climax.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]


Rodin appears as a trophy. The trophy is automatically collected when Bayonetta is downloaded.

Rodin's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC This shady figure owns the Gates of Hell bar and runs a side business in mysterious objects and powerful weaponry made from the souls of demons. He's known for being a talented gunsmith and counts Bayonetta as a loyal customer, but it's said that if any human uses his wares, they'll suffer a terrible fate...
PAL This shady figure owns The Gates of Hell bar and runs a side business in mysterious objects and powerful weaponry made from the souls of demons. He's known for being a talented gunsmith, and counts Bayonetta as a loyal customer, but it's said that if any human uses his wares, they'll meet with a terrible fate...
Bayonetta (01/2010)
Wii U: Bayonetta 2 (10/2014)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Rodin gave Bayonetta her name. He summons a giant arm and unleashes a powerful blow, and sometimes he'll even give you a powerful weapon as he leaves.
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Rodin as an Assist Trophy in Ultimate.

Rodin appears as an Assist Trophy. He is voiced by Dave Fennoy in the English version and Tesshō Genda in the Japanese version and reuses clips from Bayonetta 2. He will say "Let the games begin!" when summoned, and traverses around the stage using abilities similar to Bayonetta's, though significantly stronger.

His attacks consist of:

  • His own version of Wicked Weaves, which will either consist of him summoning giant versions of his arms for one punch, two punches, or an uppercut similar to Bayonetta's up smash.
  • His version of After Burner Kick, which can go diagonally upwards or diagonally downwards, which deal high knockback instead of being combo tools like Bayonetta's.
  • If in the air, he can perform a stall then fall where he stomps onto the ground.

Before he departs, he will toss a random item (usually a battering item or projectile-firing weapon like the Super Scope) while announcing "Huh! Drink's on the house!". He can be KO'd and will give a point if that happens. If items were turned off, then he will leave the stage without tossing items.


Rodin also appears as two different primary spirits. His spirit can be summoned using the cores of Brewster and Aegislash. Rodin, the Infinite One can only be obtained by enhancing the Rodin spirit at level 99.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Rodin.png
★★★ 3 2672 8039 1550 4663 1122 3376 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Bayonetta Series
SSBU spirit Rodin, the Infinite One.png
Rodin, the Infinite One
★★★★ 3 4378 10946 2505 6262 1705 4263 Critical-Health Attack ↑ Bayonetta Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ロダン, Rodan
UK English Rodin
France French Rodin
Germany German Rodin
Spain Spanish Rodin
Italy Italian Rodin
China Chinese Rodin
South Korea Korean Rodin
Netherlands Dutch Rodin
Russia Russian Роден


  • In the Nintendo Switch version of Bayonetta 2, players are capable of scanning 32 amiibo per day from any supported series in Rodin's shop, with him claiming she has a package from someone. Depending on the series of amiibo, he will make a comment about the location the package is from. If an SSB4 amiibo is scanned, he claims Bayonetta has a package from her "fight club", and then asks her that she take him with her the next time she's invited.
    • The Bayonetta 2 port for Nintendo Switch came out before Ultimate was revealed, making this chronologically fitting.
  • Oddly, the blog post for Rodin has "63: BAYONETTA" as one of the tags, which are normally reserved for the fighters themselves.
  • Rodin is one of four Assist Trophy characters not to appear in any spirit battles, along with Phosphora, Rathalos and Samurai Goroh.

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