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An Unbaptized Baby.

“The unblessed infants. Baptism they did not have. The one gate to the true faith was never shown to these newborn souls, Limbo shows no mercy for these babes.” — Virgil

Unbaptized Baby is an enemy encountered in Dante's Inferno.

OverviewEdit

An Unbaptized Baby is a baby who died before it could be baptized ,like a miscarriage and a stillborn, thus condemning it to Limbo. They are disfigured, tormented demonic versions of their former selves with gray skin, glowing eyes, and scars all around their eyes and body as if they've been sewn together. Their umbilical cord has been wrapped around the body. Their most outstanding trait is their arms, which are severed and replaced with bony, razor sharp claws.

StrategyEdit

Since they are so weak, virtually any one of Dante's attacks are effective against Unbaptized Babies. That said, however, it is most effective to use attacks that work well against their large numbers. Focus mostly on using wide-range Scythe attacks that can hit multiple foes, or attack them from a safer distance with a barrage of quick holy attacks from the Cross. Another option is to pass judgement on them, to earn quick and easy Holy or Unholy experience points.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Catholic faith during the middle ages, it was believed that babies who die in infancy (thus have not committed personal sin), but were not baptized (and hence were not cleansed of original sin) were sentenced to Limbo, the outermost region of Hell. A topic of theological importance that has been debated for over a thousand years, the belief in Limbo is heavily debated in the Church as well as an infant condemed to such a thing due to their innocence.
  • In Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic, one of the Unbaptized Babies is in fact Dante's own son, who was stillborn.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The Unbaptized Baby enemy caused controversy with the International Nanny Association (INA), in part because of the "Bad Nanny" achievement/trophy.[1]
  • The Unbaptized Baby was titled "Brat" in pre-devolopment.
  • A more powerful variant known as the "Lost Soul" can be selected as an enemy in the Trials of St. Lucia.


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