Top 10 Reasons to Hate Bayonetta

I am going to talk Bayonetta from Super Smash Bros, sometimes I'll talk about her game

The Top Ten

1 She ruined Super Smash Bros.

Not everybody hates her only for that. Why are you so doggone defensive? Her raunchy self brought nothing all that wonderful and new to the table as it was, there was nothing indicating or implying she or her games were so popular people wanted her in above literally any other game character ever even ones owned by Nintendo themselves, and did I mean her raunchiness thus ruining what's supposed to be an E10+ rated game (toning down didn't help, what if someone- possibly a kid- now wanted to go check out that "Devil May Cry Penthouse Edition" that is her original game where she's not toned down). Not to mention people who didn't buy her still had to waste time and disk space on an update solely for her- that's sounds like ruining to me.

If I wanted a game with a barely-dressed woman wielding actual deadly weapons, I'd play a Mortal Kombat game of my choice instead of Super Smash Bros. And I tried to get into the Bayonetta series itself but I couldn't, all I saw was a pathetic rip-off of Devil May Cry that people only seem to love because yay female protag who gets away with stuff a male character wouldn't have and other female characters somehow didn't before. A series whose existence I now can't just ignore because the fans swarmed the Smash Ballot and Nintendo gave in to them.

Thank you Nintendo for putting Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. She ruins the game! - bugger

I am so disappointed with Nintendo.

I rather Banjo Kazooie or Klonoa over Bayonetta. 😤💢

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2 She is not for kids

And kids are going to take an interest in her game now that she's found her way into Smash 4.

Try telling the kids who play her or any other M rated game just to prove how "grown-up" they are

I am not a kid, I am just a dude who hates Rated M. I want to be child friendly - bugger

3 She looks shocking

When the "Tomb Raider" series started, much was made over the shocking sexiness of its lead, Lara Croft. It's like the creator of Bayonetta set forth to top that, and indeed Lara looks like a Puritan next to Bayonetta.

I guess the creator of Lara Croft must have snuck his way into sega.

The back of her dress is too revealing. She shows more skin as Wario's Skin. - bugger

4 She doesn't deserve to win the Super Smash Bros. Ballot

No, I would not have wanted Goku or Shrek, though admittedly IF a non-game character had the slightest chance of getting in Wreck-It Ralph would've been okay; his original movie was about games after all.

No, I would not have wanted Lloyd Garmadon, but Lloyd IRVING (and not just as a Mii outfit) would've been awesome.

And besides Ralph and Lloyd Irving, I would have preferred K Rool, the Inklings, Soren, Daisy, Titania, Krystal, Paula, Ribbon, Anna (the Fire Emblem merchant not the character from the Disney movie no one's allowed to like anymore), Vaati, Dixie Kong, Hector, Groose, Virion, Agitha, Melia, Linkle, Fiora, Reyn, Medusa, Ghirahim, Caeda, or Lilina over Shrek, Lloyd Garmadon, Goku, Freddy Fazbear, OR Bayonetta!

One last thing: I'm getting really tired of Bayonetta fanboys insisting it would've been her or whatever (just as) dumb choice. Unless you were running that stupid ballot or have some inside information, you don't really know that, and if the ...more

Her winning the ballot and Nintendo going through with putting her in rather than consider the highest ranked character from a game rated no more than T just shows me that if enough people had voted General Custer with a... thing certain over-advertised perscription medicines supposedly help a guy with wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and bandana (and yes this was indeed from a video game) he would have made it in. Or if enough people had voted for the heroine of "Jungle Fever", a naked chick who lactates out a fire to save a naked guy being burned at the stake, she would have made it in without a second thought. That scares me beyond words.

She technically didn't even really win. Being "very popular in Europe" (the number three market behind the US and Japan) and "within the top five" (if she'd actually been number one they would have just said so) were the reasons given for her inclusion.

She also doesn't deserve to overshadow everyone else in the game (with the possible exception of Cloud, another third-party DLC character).

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5 Metal Gear is better than her game

That may be, but Snake wasn't a good fit for Smash Bros either.

Metal Gear is Snake's game but seriously, Snake is infinite times better than Bayonetta...

Oh wait, I thought I hate Rated M. I only like the look of Snake. - bugger

Snake may be from an M rated game but at least he wasn't a walking bad S&M fantasy.

The Metal Gear series had a good plot and engaging characters, didn't feel like something seen many times before, and just on the whole feels like much more effort went into it (well at least the ones made with Kojima's involvement).

Whereas the Bayonetta games just scream "let's see what we can get away with and still get published".

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6 Bayonetta looks like a nerdy person

With the glasses and the hair she reminds me too much of Sarah Palin

Bayonetta is very ugly

I guess nerds aren't cool :/ wow.. - yunafreya648

What's wrong with nerds? - ParkerFang

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7 She rips off Zero Suit Samus' look

I'm pretty sure that's the real reason she supposedly "won". By "realizable" they meant "can just re-skin a model we already have so we don't have to build a new one".

8 She's overpowered

This was supposedly addressed with the most recent software update, but now we run into the "can't just not buy her" problem because now everyone's whining about how she was nerfed.

Before one of her daddies, husbands, sons, brothers, or lovers tries to "correct" this by whining that she was nerfed, yes there was that patch whose sole purpose was that, but it really didn't do that much good except to said fanboys and scrubs who use her and no one else.

Noobs abused the heck out of her, even morseso than Cloud.

9 They are other characters that fit better with Smash Bros

Someone from the Soul Caliber would have made a lot more sense, even. If for no other reason than bringing full circle the fact that Link was in one of their games.

That said, Cloud and Snake don't fit with Smash Bros, either.

Like most of the characters relegated to mere Assist Trophies and most if not all the characters who only "appear" as Mii costumes (who uses Miis at all let alone whatever costumes for them in this game anyway)? Ashley, Waluigi, Takumaru, The Prince of Sable, Shadow the Hedgehog, Saki Amamiya, Lyn (yes, I KNOW she'd be Yet Another "Fire Emblem" Character), and Magnus, anyone (all Assist Trophies)? How about KK Slider, Lloyd Irving, Tails, Knuckles, Geno, King K. Rool, and the Inklings (Mii suits)?

As was mentioned, Ashley, Waluigi, Takumaru, The Prince of Sable, Shadow the Hedgehog, Midna, Saki Amamiya, Lyn, and Magnus should not have just been Assist Trophies, and being Mii costumes don't count as far as K.K. Slider, Lloyd Irving, Tails, Knuckles, Geno, King K. Rool, and the Inklings. There was also this long list of characters posted on another list, all first-party and all of whom really could have worked but didn't even get to be Assist Trophies or Mii costumes: Soren, Daisy (the wig for Miis doesn't count), Titania, Krystal, Paula, Ribbon, Anna (from "Fire Emblem", not "Frozen"), Vaati, Dixie Kong, Hector, Groose, Virion, Agitha, Melia, Linkle, Fiora, Reyn, Medusa, Ghirahim, Caeda, or Lilina. May I also throw in Viridi, who only appeared as a stage background element on the 3DS version.

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10 People are now happy to be able to use her to beat up undeserving characters

It's mostly the Peach, Zelda, and Rosalina haters who would think this, though Link, Mario, Dedede, Meta Knight, Paluntena, Wario, Yoshi, Marth, and Pit are also subject to being called "lame-os" or whatnot and yay now being able to have "sexiest/most badass character ever" beat up on them. Meanwhile, I can't even hate the Duck Hunt dog anymore, in Smash he's just too cute!

Previous commenter forgot Robin. Everyone ignores if not hates him/her, and now here's the great, wonderful, awesome, perfect Bayonetta to give that guy/chick a "well deserved" beating. Though at least I can say that the one time I've ever faced a Bayonetta online, the joke was on them because they had to hear the announcer say "The winner is... Robin" (played by me) and they ended up in FOURTH place.

Bad enough everyone showed this attitude with Snake in Brawl.

Worse, I'm sure more than a few people decided to buy "Smash" because they heard she was in it (or saw/bought at least one of her Amiibos depending on when you're reading this), then bought her upon realizing she was DLC for the sole purpose of beating up all the other characters in the game because they're all "lame" (yes, even Samus and Link) and she's so badass.

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The Contenders

11 She kills angels

Unfortunately that hasn't stopped people from shipping her with Pit.

As if there have never been evil angels before in anything ever, person who brought up "because they're evil in her game" as a defense.

That's supposed to be a good thing, but even though I'm not religious I don't think it is.

And yet nearly everybody on this site worships her as if she were an angel.

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12 She's a genderbent version of Dante from Devil May Cry

Let's be honest, Dante and "Devil May Cry" didn't really bring anything new and exciting to the table themselves (not to mention Dante would also be a terrible ft for "Smash Bros." despite his popularity). Bayonetta- game and character- only get a pass because third-wave feminism.

She's not boring, but is "not boring" for the wrong reasons

More like a genderbent and sexed-up version of Duke Nukem from, well, Duke Nukem.

Reviving comment buried by Bayonetta worshiper: "Maybe her design is different, but at the end of the day her games really are just Devil May Cry starring a woman, and because it's a woman she has to dress in a way that just barely gets the game an M rating instead of an AO rating instead of getting her ow version of the most iconic red coat this side of Carmen Sandiego."

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13 We now have to endure her being shipped with other characters who made it into "Smash"

Earlier "Smash" games already spawned crossover pairings, most of which were quite random, many downright weird, and very few (like can be counted on one hand) that made a lick a sense AND weren't because of how they looked together. Now that Bayonetta's in there, SHE'S going to be paired with anyone and everyone else in the game. And knowing her, "paired" if we're lucky if you know what I mean!

She's being shipped with Pit and Palutena even though she'd sooner kill them.

14 You can't "just not buy her"

Whether you download her or not, that stupid notification of her availability "in all her glory" still shows up on the main menu screen, and since she was the last DLC addition we're all going to be seeing that notification forever. Also people raving about her inclusion-- and judging you if you don't have her yourself.

How about the fact that those who did indeed "just not buy her" still had to install an update that was ALL about her?

Sure you can not buy her, but that doesn't stop her from appearing! It's like you're being forced to buy her just to stop all the nagging and bothering! It's like what Konami did with the Link Summoning, but as a violation of the ESRB ratings instead of a violation of the fundamental rules of trading card games!

15 Her home series is only popular because she's a female

Those who don't love her for her over-the-top sexiness are those who still act like playable female characters are a brand new concept thus we must support any and all of them even if they are overtly sexy like Bayonetta.

Her overt sexiness is actually seen as a sign of independence by feminists who in the past have decried characters like Morrigan Aensland, Ivy Valentine, and Mai Shiranui.

Let's face it: had they starred a foul-mouthed, gun-toting, overly-sarcastic guy who flashed his privates people wouldn't have paid attention to those games.

Not true huh? If I wasn't surrounded by every movie, game, or T.V. show with a female lead being screamed from the rooftops as the best thing ever and must be supported because female representation, I'd agree. But that's not the case.

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16 She is rated M

I'm sorry, but M rated games have no place in Smash. Even Snake felt oddly out of place in Brawl, and unlike Bayonetta is actually iconic.

To think Smash 4 has a *lower* ESRB rating than its predecessors

This is the main reason why she should have NEVER even been CONSIDERED!

17 Her "ask your mum" taunt

Several of the characters have "mums" that have died or disappeared (this explicitly being mentioned or shown in their games of origin) and in some of those cases their mothers' fates are what drives the plot of their original games/the character's actions in said games. Ness's mother may be alive and well but in "Earthbound" he could get "homesick" and not be able to do much if he hadn't seen or called her in a while. And while one of Lucina's potential mothers (only her father's identity is set in stone in "Fire Emblem Awakening", the mother could very well end up being fem Robin if the player so dictates) is actually in "Smash" herself with Lucina, but there's that whole thing about Lucina having traveled back in time to prevent a bad future where among other things whoever her mother was things did not end well for said mother. Of the remaining characters, best case scenario we don't know the status or fate of their mothers (or fathers) or even what kind of relationship they may ...more

Seriously it's just a taunt, characters are not programmed to have emotions in that game - DaisyandRosalina

If we really push the definition, Luma's "mum" is also present and alive, but of course the demise of Rosalina's own mum is a big part of her backstory.

Like she's really in a position to say that

These two comments were actually pretty good and I didn't read as from someone "salty":

"It's extremely childish, dare I say even worse than Peach's "La la la la la", and I never thought I'd see a more annoying and immature taunt than that. But of course only Peach gets criticized while Bayonetta gets praised and worshiped no matter what she says or does."

"Peach's taunt is bad and annoying but Bayonetta's isn't any better and I am sick and tired of her getting off scott-free for everything she says or does while not just Peach but any other video game female doesn't."

And guess what? That bit about characters not being programmed to feel emotions? That means BAYONETTA can't feel emotions either so it's not likes she's off crying somewhere while people don't worship her or say anything about her other than how great she is.

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18 She replaced Wolf in Smash 4

Wrong maybe she didn't replace Wolf since Wolf was already cut to begin with but as was mentioned elsewhere on this list she didn't actually "win" the ballot per se. Verbatim from the other comment: Being "very popular in Europe" (the number three market behind the US and Japan) and "within the top five" (if she'd actually been number one they would have just said so) were the reasons given for her inclusion.

Krystal should have replace Wolf

Maybe it's because he sucked? - yunafreya648

Evidence? - yunafreya648

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19 She won't be optional in the next Smash game

Didn't want her and didn't buy her? Hope you weren't planning on buying the inevitable Smash game for the Switch, because she'll be there and not as optional DLC.

The fact that not only is she getting an Amiibo but two of them seems to drive this point home further.

"She ruined Super Smash Bros.", "You can't "just not buy her"", and "She is not for kids" all rolled into one right here. Therefore I didn't have to choose.

20 Her game title is unplanned

I don't care for Bayonetta, and could never get into her games even before she was added to Smash even though I did try after being told multiple times that I would love them, thus I am not here to defend her.

Still, I have to ask what this list item is supposed to mean.

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1. They are other characters that fit better with Smash Bros
2. She's overpowered
3. People are now happy to be able to use her to beat up undeserving characters
1. People are now happy to be able to use her to beat up undeserving characters
2. Her clothes and her hair are one and the same
3. They are other characters that fit better with Smash Bros
1. She ruined Super Smash Bros.
2. She is not for kids
3. She looks shocking



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