Rodin is a weapons dealer, a bartender, and the proprietor of the Gates of Hell in the Bayonetta series. He is a renowned demon weaponsmith and is responsible for creating Bayonetta's set of pistols, Scarborough Fair. He seems to be from Inferno and tells Bayonetta that he will trade her items from his shop for halos that she collects from the Angels she kills, claiming they are worth a fortune 'back home'.
Rodin & The Gates of HellEdit
From Antonio's Notebook:
- "There is a place beloved by wanted men and rogues, where money and power rule all. It is where I have established my office. Those who call this place by its given name are instantly identified as newcomers, as the tired hands of this rathole all call it by a single name only – The Dump.
- Bloody battles and dirty disputes over money are an everyday occurrence here, and the concept of concern for one’s fellow man was long since lost on The Dump’s denizens. What the people here are after, what they love to see, is not of this world.
- They thirst for the uproar only the occult can inspire. The appearance of a spectre, a man being devoured by a demon… these are the snacks they eat as they drink and cavort in The Dump’s numerous watering holes. It is this place that I have come on my pilgrimage in search of a grasp on reality.
- The Dump is a wretched hive for all sorts of scum and villainy; home to everyone from black market business men, to informants, and devil hunters in between. But amongst them all, one man is particularly strange. His name is Rodin, proprietor of “The Gates of Hell” bar. His front may be that of a bartender, but rumor has it he is actually an arms dealer. Of course, if a man such as myself were to visit his establishment, there is no way all of his secrets would be laid bare; however, I can tell just by the air around him that he is a dangerous man. Unlike the standard assortment of thugs in this place, his is a sort of danger on a truly different level. According to my colleagues, if one carries enough clout here, Rodin is known to provide a gun or blade should the fee prove satisfactory.
- That is all I have been able to wring out of people here. There are also rumours that if you enter the bar from some sort of hidden entrance, he will provide you things money cannot buy… Or so sayeth the gossips in this occult obsessed town. They even go so far as to say these things are not made via normal means, but are weapons made from materials available only in Inferno.
- In The Dump there are enough rumours to rot one’s ears, and if I hadn’t seen the fresco of the Trinity of Realities, a staple of the Vigridian religions, on Rodin’s wall, I would have dismissed talk of him as nothing more than these tall tales. In any case, if I am to fully investigate this man’s secrets, I will surely be able to obtain the truth I so desperately seek.
- However, aimless sniffing around in this town is a great way to wind up dead. I’ll have to be prudent and not leave things to chance."
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As an immortal demon, Rodin has the abilities of superhuman strength, some level of invulnerability, dark pyrokinesis, levitation, and the ability to open portals to the deepest depths of Inferno. He also a very brilliant and creative weaponsmith, he can create many kind of weapons with the demons souls he captures from Inferno with incredible powers.
His real power lies in his "old self". His angelic form known as Father Rodin.
Rodin is confirmed to be returning for Bayonetta 2, still in the Gates of Hell. It is most likely he will be reprising his former role in the first game as a weapons dealer to supply Bayonetta with new weapons, including her new set of pistols named Love Is Blue.
Appearances In Other MediaEdit
Rodin alongside Bayonetta and Jeanne appear as secret playable characters in The Wonderful 101
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