Iustitia, the Cardinal Virtue of Justice

Iustitia, the Cardinal Virtue of Justice and Giver of Life, is an enemy boss in Bayonetta, one of the Auditio seeking to recover the Left Eye of the World and revive Jubileus the Creator. He is the third Auditio to be encountered and fought in a boss chapter.

Hierarchy of Laguna

Within Paradiso's Divine Will, also known as the Cardinal Virtues, Iustitia is known to take a particularly strange physical manifestation. A large mass covered with numerous faces, and extending outwards via countless tentacles, Iustitia could easily pass for a demon. This may be due to the fact that those depicting the angel are filled beyond comprehension with awe of the sheer difficulty of encouraging justice in the world. Among Paradiso's Divine Will, there are those who believe that Iustitia is the closest of the Cardinal Virtues to Inferno.

Justice is said to be based upon rules established by man, to be followed by man, and changing one's viewpoint can lead to a change in what is evil. This uncertainty may be a manifestation of the existing folklore and depictions of Iustitia.


Iustitia appears several times in Chapters IX and X as an unseen source to a large number of tentacles in Paradiso, usually destroying structures or just generally hindering Bayonetta's progress. He makes a more prominent appearance just after Bayonetta defeats the clones of the two previous Auditio, Courage and Temperance, where he immediately slams one of his main tentacles onto the next island, making it spin, effectively hindering Bayonetta's progress.

He later appears in Chapter XI, where he fully reveals himself and challenges Bayonetta. He attacks Bayonetta with two tentacles and a tongue, which has a face and is his weak point. Bayonetta jumps on to the top of the tongue and makes her way to the adult face and hits it, which makes it cough out a heart-like organ that holds the tongue in place, which she promptly slices off. Retreating back to solid land, Bayonetta has to repeat the same tactic twice more, to two more tongues respectively. After this she summons Scolopendra, who squeezes Iustitia apart. Having been defeated, Iustitia compliments Bayonetta's power and is dragged into Inferno.

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