Developed by PlatinumGames, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on March 17, 2023. Unlike other Bayonetta games, Cereza and the Lost Demon is a spin-off title that thrusts a much younger version of Bayonetta into the spotlight, before she grows up into the kick arse, sassy Umbra witch we all know her to be.
With numerous characters, some who are well-known and others who are new additions to the world of Bayonetta, we felt it was high-time to showcase a few of them and now is the turn of the mysterious boy, Lukaon:
Lukaon: (The Boy with a Proposition)
A curious boy who enters Cereza’s dreams and invites her to the forbidden land of Avalon.
Once Cereza enters the forest, he appears before her again in an ethereal form. He promises Cereza a great power if she will only destroy the Elemental Cores that sleep in the forest, breaking the seal that has been placed on him.
Meeting Cereza from time to time along her journey, the two slowly learn about each other, and their common goal of each wishing to reunite with their mother. This similarity, along with his handsome face, makes Cereza realise she might have just a tiny crush on Lukaon.
He was born from the love between an Umbra Witch and the previous faerie king who ruled the faerie kingdom.
His father was a pacifist who wished to do away with many of the cumbersome traditions of the past, and envisioned an Avalon where faeries and humans could live together side by side. Lukaon, sharing the blood of both, was meant to serve as the symbol that would unite these groups together.
But one day, there was an insurgence led by a scheming faerie who succeeded in dethroning the king. With Lukaon’s own life in danger, in a last minute attempt to save her son, Lukaon’s mother transferred his spirit inside the white wolf, and he escaped into the forest.
Lukaon’s body was also just barely saved due to his mother’s magic, but the faerie insurgents managed to get hold of it and sealed it away deep in the forest.
Releasing the seal would require the life of a demon born on the night of a full moon. Lukaon has found many young witches lost in the forest whom he has tried to persuade to help him, guiding them with the white wolf.
Lukaon’s reasons for doing this were never only to save himself, he simply wanted to see the girls released from the forest safely. Unbeknownst to him, it was his very own mother who had tricked these girls into Avalon in the first place.
Even not having reached full maturity, there exists inside him truly phenomenal power. After having his seal finally released, he awakens the abilities he inherited from his father, the great faerie king.
Seeing Cheshire as nothing but a tool for his ends, he finds himself in confrontation with Cereza. But having witnessed the bond that has formed between Cereza and her demon, he reconsiders his own actions.
In his last moments, he tries pleading to Morgana to remove the hatred from her heart, and not have others suffer for his own sake. He then finally falls to eternal rest, cradled softly in her arms.