Bayonetta is a story about the balance of good and evil, the battle of light and darkness. A long time ago the Lumen Sages and the Umbran Witches kept the balance of power between both sides. The Umbra took their power from the demons of Inferno and the Lumen took theirs from the god of Paradiso. Both of these forces had a grudging respect for the other, however a climatic event caused both to enter into a bloody and brutal war. When this war had ended only one witch remained alive ... her name? Yep, Bayonetta.