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->''[[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore "Sweep the heavens, Scourge the earth!"]]''
-->-- '''Quote from the blurb''' of ''Kid Icarus: Uprising''

''Kid Icarus: Uprising'' is a game for the Nintendo3DS. It was developed by [[Creator/MasahiroSakurai Masahiro Sakurai]] (known for the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series) and his Project Sora development team, and was released '''[[SequelGap 21 years]]''' after the last ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' title.

Twenty-five years after [[KidIcarus Medusa's defeat]], Medusa has returned to wreak havoc on the world. Now Pit - with the help of Palutena -- must once again venture to stop her and her Underworld army.

In addition to the singleplayer campaign, there is a mode for collected AR (Augmented Reality) cards to battle each other, and, of course, since it's by the designer of ''Super Smash Bros'', there's a multiplayer mode. Players who preordered the game in the US got a code for a free download of [[UpdatedRerelease a 3D-remastered version]] of the original ''KidIcarus'', and the Nintendo Video application on the 3DS featured three short ''Kid Icarus: Uprising'' anime videos called ''Thanatos Rising'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUYyjgXTNGI part 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KckvDYoYJ2c part 2]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPdavlmvS8Q part 3]] by ProductionIG), ''Medusa's Revenge'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76vhiHnFiyk link]] by Studio4C), and ''Palutena's Revolting Dinner'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgSfIHWl-7U part 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAA9vL5bgC0 part 2]] by Creator/StudioShaft).

The game can be played with the Circle Pad Pro attatchment, which can be used instead of the 3DS's built-in circle pad, for those who are left-handed.

Just about everything in ''Uprising'' is a WalkingSpoiler, so if you want to avoid spoilers, it's probably a good idea to play through the game before looking down at the page.

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!!This game provides examples of:

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* AbnormalAmmo: While mostly firing things like arrows, cannonballs, or generic balls of light, certain weapons have Pit fire bouncing pawprints, jumbled chunks of skyscraper, crescent moons, or ceramic bowls.
* AchievementSystem: The game has Sakurai's signature "achievement wall" called Treasure Hunt.
* ActionBomb: Quite a few. Shulms, Bumpety Bombs, Remoblams, Trynamites...
** The Spite Powerup allows multiplayer users to become this. The more HP they have, the stronger the explosion.
* AffablyEvil: Thanatos.
** One of the Hewdraw heads might say this after the end boss battle in Chapter 3:
-->'''Hewdraw 2:''' Look how far you've come, Pit! I'm proud of you. *dies*\\
'''Pit:''' Huh. You don't usually meet such nice bosses...
** Arlon the Serene is also one of these, with a little QuintessentialBritishGentleman thrown in.
** FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Hades.]]
* AffectionateParody: Of GreekMythology, as well as video games and all related conventions.
* AllThereInTheManual: The "Idols" you can collect, which are 3D models of characters, items, and locations accompanied by a short text entry that frequently gives details not mentioned while playing through the story.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore:
** Pit's English voice in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' noticeably sounds older than his original Japanese voice ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYQx0SvVOI#t=2m36s video comparison]]). His voice is even deeper than that in the English trailer for ''Uprising''.
** Take a good look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JvU1LJlD4FE one of the TV commercials.]]
** The box art itself succumbs to the Trope Namer's precise scenario ([[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/8/997768_172156_front.jpg Japan]] vs. [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/8/997768_171935_front.jpg other regions]]).
* AnachronismStew[=/=]TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: In the "Thanatos Rising" anime short, Palutena jokes that she found the coordinates for Thanatos's location from his blog. [[FunnyMoments Yep, gods keep blogs.]]
** "RAGE QUIT! RAGE QUIT!"
** The game itself is rife with these, partially due to there being NoFourthWall (after all, video games didn't exist in the days of Greek myth). There are mentions of laser eye surgery (for Palutena's "Eye of Palutena"), parking lots and ''{{Nintendogs}}''. Some of the weapons include jet engines, laser blades, clubs shaped like skyscrapers, and excavation drills. Then at the end, you get [[spoiler:the Great Sacred Treasure, which is actually a HumongousMecha with TransformingMecha abilities and a WaveMotionGun to boot.]] This kind of thing has roots in the original ''Kid Icarus'', which had a credit card.
** Even "[[http://kidicarus.wikia.com/wiki/Divinipedia Divinipedia]]" was mentioned by Pyrrhon, with Pit asking for the site's link.
** Pay close attention to the bickering of the three [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Hewdraw]] heads in Chapter 3, and you'll hear one of them mention that he just wants to go home and watch TV.
** One of the trailers gives the impression that Pit and Palutena like playing Smash Bros. together.
* AncientGrome: The setting comes across as this at times, such as the first boss fight being in a coliseum and other architecture traits in general (such as pillars), not to mention the ClassicalMythology influences.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler:You get to play as a random little girl (possibly the one whose parents were killed by Hades), a dog, and then Magnus in Chapter 18 and Dark Pit in 22.]]
* AngelsDevilsAndSquid: Skyworld's Centurions and Pit (naturally) get the 'Angel' angle, the Underworld covers the 'Devil' via Medusa [[spoiler:and Hades]], and [[spoiler:the Aurum and the Chaos Kin]] land on Squid. [[spoiler:Viridi and her Forces of Nature may fall under 'Devil' or 'Angel', [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation depending on your point of view.]]]]
* AnimeOfTheGame: The Nintendo Video anime shorts by ProductionIG, Studio4C, and Creator/StudioShaft.
* AntiHero: Magnus and, later on, [[spoiler:Dark Pit]].
* AntiPoopSocking: As with most first-party Nintendo3DS games, ''Uprising'' advises you to take a break after extended play. Justified, since there's a very real chance that you'll get hand cramps. The game actually ships with a free 3DS stand to make extended play more comfortable.
--> "Don't forget to take a break now and then."
* ArcVillain: [[spoiler:Every one of them. First Medusa, then Hades for a chapter, then Viridi, then the Aurum Brain and Pyrrhon, then the Chaos Kin, and then finally Hades again. Hades is considered the main Big Bad of the game, though.]]
* ArmCannon: The Cannon weapon class.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The bonuses that come with being [[spoiler:Thanatos]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hades:''' Thanatos is a... special case. He ''is'' the god of death, after all. So he gets perks like evil powers and health insurance. Oh, and free soda.]]
* ArtifactMook: Used as an actual plot point, where enemies of various factions get copied in later chapters to fight alongside one another, despite them originally being hostile to each other.
--> '''Pit:''' So the [[spoiler:Chaos Kin]] is copying [[spoiler:Aurum]] enemies that are copies of the Forces of Nature.
-->'''Viridi:''' It makes you think, doesn't it?
-->'''Pit:''' No, not really. It's just weird.
* ArtificialStupidity: Done intentionally. In level 8, a Belunka (troop transport for the Underworld Army) comes by and drops off a Clubberskull, the toughest enemy in the game. Luckily, it starts out sealed within a skull. Unluckily, 2 Space Pirates just so happen to be nearby, and they're always stupid enough to break the seal.
** The Clubberskull himself get one when, right after killing the space pirates, he tries to turn around on the narrow platform and falls off.
* AscendedExtra:
** Dark Pit, who was just a PaletteSwap in ''Brawl''.
** Thanatos, who was just a snake enemy that would attack during the final battle of the original Kid Icarus (as well as being [[SpellMyNameWithAnS romanized as Tanatos]][[note]]This being due to his name being transliterated from Greek to Japanese to English, with Japanese lacking the "th" sound[[/note]] back then; lampshaded with Thanatos claiming, "The extra H is for [[LargeHam 'hamazing']]"), is now a major player in the Underworld Army; specifically, the God of Death.
* ATeamFiring: If there are huge lasers shooting at you during an air battle, chances are they actually can't do any damage to you.
** Phosphora's lightning bolts near the end of Chapter 14's Air Battle can hurt you, despite looking as if they're out of your range of movement, so be wary.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: [[spoiler:Hades wants to get one of these started to fuel up on souls during his final battle with Pit, much to everyone's disgust.]]
--> '''Pit''': "A mountain of corpses? Seriously?"
* AttackDrone: The Orbitar weapon class.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Medusa [[spoiler:and Hades. Even Viridi and Possessed Palutena do this when they first present themselves as antagonists, if only in what seems to be a projection.]]
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Played with. Almost every boss in the game has weak points that sustain more damage, but you can do damage without needing to target them. Some are more obvious than others-- you can tell you've found one because it makes a different on-hit noise.
** BoomHeadshot: As Palutena reveals in the Chapter Four boss fight, this technique works on the vast majority of large enemies.
* AttackReflector: There are a couple of enemies that are only really vulnerable to smacking their own attacks back at them. Melee strikes also can potentially deflect projectiles, but each weapon has its own "sweet spot" to successfully do so - unsurprisingly, the huge clubs consistently have the largest.
** The Reflect Barrier Power, which does just that.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Pit, being the captain of Palutena's personal guard, of course has this and also some of the bosses he fights.
* AwesomeButImpractical: It's very possible for weapons to be this. They could have great damage stats and modifiers, but one of them subtracts your health, defense, or even outright damages you. And if you play Multiplayer, having too good of a weapon can mean a massive loss of points whenever you die.
* BackFromTheDead: Medusa was killed by Pit in the first game, but is revived [[spoiler:by Hades]]. Along with some of her old underlings. [[spoiler:Thanatos is actually revived a second time. She is also resurrected a second time later on, much to her annoyance.]]
* BaconAddiction: [[spoiler:Hades]] compares [[spoiler:souls]] to how good bacon is - tastes good with everything.
* BadassBoast: Pit and Dark Pit manage to pull a ''perfectly synchronized'' Badass Boast [[AssPull straight out of their skirt-clad asses]] ''in the middle of the thirteenth wave of [[spoiler:the Chaos Kin's]] enemies.'' YES.
-->'''Pit:''' Filth of the land, hear our words!
-->'''Dark Pit:''' And see our actions!
-->'''Pit:''' I am Pit! Servant of the Goddess of Light!
-->'''Dark Pit:''' And I am Dark Pit! Servant to none other but myself!
-->'''Both:''' ''Together we will rain death upon you!''
-->'''Dark Pit:''' So anyone who wants to die, step right up!
-->'''Pit:''' And anyone who doesn't want to die, too bad!
-->'''Both:''' ''Aww yeah!''
* BadassNormal: Magnus, supposedly the strongest of all humans. Pit is surprised at his strength, but it's never really explained how he got that powerful, so one can only assume he just fights a lot.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss:
** Chapter 8 sets you up to face the Space Pirate Captain. When you get to him, [[spoiler:a Space Kraken eats him immediately, and you fight the Kraken.]]
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in Chapter 5: [[spoiler:Pandora gives up way too easily, and soon you fall into her trap, accidentally creating Dark Pit. It seems like Dark Pit is going to obey his master's orders and fight you in a MirrorMatch... but instead he joins you in beating up Pandora some more.]]
* BalefulPolymorph:
** Like in the first game, Pit can be turned into an eggplant, but now he can be turned into tempura as well. Unlike Eggplant Wizards, Tempura Wizards actually try to eat Pit if he gets too close before it wears off.
** [[spoiler:When Pit turns into a Ring in the Chaos Kin Saga, he "transforms" into a dog, a little girl, and Magnus. Pit's still a ring, though, so he can't move on his own.]]
* BanditMook: Plutons can steal Pit's collected loot in a level. Thankfully, you can now destroy them to get your stuff back.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Pit, both in space AND in the [[SpaceIsAnOcean Galactic Sea.]] Strange because he isn't too hot about Palutena suggesting he hold his breath for 2 hours before they reach the Undersea Palace.
* BeamSpam: Happens a lot in aerial battles. It might also happen in multiplayer if multiple people activate the Mega Laser power at once, or use the Beam Claws' continuous fire.
** Gets ramped up to ridiculous extremes if it's a Light vs. Dark match. Both sides firing a barrage of Mega Lasers at the start of the match is common (and actually [[TotalPartyKill potentially lethal to the whole enemy team]] is one of the users has a weapon with "Power attack +4" and aims ''just'' right).
* BeePeople: The [[spoiler:Aurum]] are continuously compared to bees, although [[spoiler:Hades]] would rather call them a HordeOfAlienLocusts.
* {{BFG}}:
** The Daybreak Cannon in multiplayer mode; it can OneHitKill fighters and almost kill angels.
** The [[ArmCannon cannon]] weapon class is filled with weapons about as big as its wielders.
** [[spoiler:The Final Strike.]]
* {{BFS}}: Magnus [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/5/58/Magnus.png has one]]. It's so huge that if Pit manages to fuse a copy of it, it's treated as a ''Club'' instead of a Blade.
** Any sword that's too huge to fit in the Blade class will always end up in the Club section.
* BetterThanABareBulb: This game lampshades typical video game cliches and tropes with rapid-fire frequency (see also NoFourthWall).
* BifurcatedWeapon: All Bow-type weapons can turn into this when used for melee hits.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Hades.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Once you reach the city in the first level, you hear the people cheering for the appearance of Pit and Palutena to save their day.
--> '''Pit:''' Do you hear that?! Do you hear the people's cheers? They are celebrating the return of their goddess Palutena!
* BlackAndGreyMorality: The whole series falls into this category. The Underworld Army are indeed evil. However, every other force Pit deals with all have their reasons for attacking humans. Even Palutena and Angel Land are in the Grey section. Pit is the only character that sees the world in black and white and, therefore, is the only "morally good" person in the series. Except when gods, especially Palutena act this way.
* BlatantLies: [[spoiler:Hades]] claims that he is going to use the [[spoiler:wish seed]] to revive an orphan's parents, give them oodles of cash, and make them royalty. Nobody buys it for a second.
* BlingBlingBang: The Royal Blade shoots ''jewels''.
** As does the Crystal Bow.
* BodyHorror:
** Getting turned into an eggplant... or ''tempura''. Not only do you get "deep-fried" by the Tempura Wizard's attacks, you can also be ''eaten alive''!
* BookEnds: [[spoiler: The game starts with Pit flying off to stop the underworld army. The game ends with Pit flying off into the sunset after having saved the world from the underworld army.]]
** [[spoiler:The game starts and ends with Pit and Palutena talking about the people cheering.]]
** [[spoiler:The first and last chapters both have Medusa show up in such a way that you can't fight her.]]
* BoomStick: The Staff weapon class.
* BootstrappedTheme: The main theme is largely overshadowed by [[Level1MusicRepresents Underworld]] at this point, even being used in ''Uprising'''s trailer. Though this may be because [[NintendoHard very few people ever got past that level.]]
* BossBanter
* BossOnlyLevel: [[spoiler:The final level is this.]]
** [[spoiler:Level 22 also has the boss battle take the entirety of the land segment,]] making up for it with a longer air battle.
* BossRush: There's one in Chapter 9 and 24, the latter including a DualBoss battle. Then after beating the game, there's a new BossRush mode unlocked that's similar to the ones in Sakurai's previous works like Smash Bros.
* BossSubtitles: Though instead of appearing for a second before the boss starts, it appears on the bottom screen with artwork of the boss you're fighting, just to make the bottom screen look snazzier during the fights.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done literally when [[spoiler:Hades rips through the credits.]]
* BrokenAngel: [[spoiler:After saving Dark Pit from death, Pit's wings burn up, leaving even the bones exposed.]]
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* CallBack: A lot in this game, to the point where they use screenshots of the original game when pointing out returning characters.
** One particular level has a secret area with 3 chests and a screenshot of the first game's shops on the wall. Pit's only comment is that it brings back memories.
** Also, if there was a piece of music in the first game, chances are it gets an orchestral remix in this game.
** Pit's air battle special attack when using a bow resembles his level-end pose from the original game.
* CallingYourAttacks: Not necessarily attacks, but it's used during Lightning Battle when Phosphora defeats Thanatos. PlayedForLaughs.
--> '''Phosphora:''' Finishing blow!
--> '''Thanatos:''' [[LargeHam Farewell cryyyyy!]]
** Also of note, their voices echo in the same manner as when Pit defeats a boss.
* CameBackWrong:
** You wouldn't know just by looking at her, but Medusa does indeed come back weaker than she was in the first game; her memory is also slipping and "[her] life force is much weaker than it once was."
** Also played for laughs. The anecdote detailed under BlatantLies depicts said revived parents as half-rotten zombies.
* CampGay: Thanatos in the English version sure acts the part in terms of mannerisms and voice. It's made more apparent in the ''Thanatos Rising'' short.
* CanonImmigrant[=/=]EarlyBirdCameo: Dark Pit was a PaletteSwap for Pit in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]'' before [[http://kotaku.com/5839916/see-new-video-of-paper-mario-animal-crossing-fire-emblem-kid-icarus-and-more-from-nintendos-3ds-blowout/gallery/4 appearing]] in ''Uprising''.
* CannibalismSuperpower: The more of its allies and enemies it eats, the stronger and larger a Guttler gets.
* CarryABigStick: The Club weapon class. Pit even uses the phrase when talking to [[spoiler:Viridi]] about them.
* CasualDangerDialog: Pit, Dark Pit, Palutena, and Medusa casually chat while waging a three-way war with each other.
* CelestialBody: The [[spoiler:Hades Heart]].
* CharacterSelectForcing: Done to varying degrees with the various Treasure Hunt challenges. Some simply require clearing a level with a particular type of weapon (such as a bow). Some require beating a boss with a specific weapon (like beating Hewdraw with the Bomber Arm). And then there are some of the "beat the level in X minutes" challenges, which can range from "don't use a club or a speed-reducing weapon on this stage" to "you must have Brawler Claws with an extra speed modifier to have a chance at this."
** Thankfully, one challenge rewards you with a pair of Brawler Claws prepackaged with maximum speed, maximum defense, and a nice stamina boost. It's very weak offensively, but you can still sprint through entire levels with it to beat the time, even running through the lava in Chapter 10 thanks to the defense boost.
* CheekyMouth: The {{Character Portrait}}s do this so much it puts ''SonicTheHedgehog'' to shame.
* ChekhovsGun: At the beginning of Chapter 16, [[spoiler:Hades]] commandeers an [[spoiler:Aurum battleship]]. When Palutena realizes that there's no way into their hive, [[spoiler:[[RammingAlwaysWorks Hades simply crashes the ship into it]]]].
** [[spoiler:Phosphora]] complaining during the air segment of her chapter. "It's just one fight after another. Today is NOT my day. The fortune [[spoiler:Mistress Viridi]] read me didn't paint a very good picture either." Doesn't seem to be all too important, but then, ''just'' the next chapter, there's this foretelling little gem.
-->[[spoiler:'''Pyrrhon:''' [[MotorMouth It's all in the Book of Divine Prophecy Chapter 84 Section 3.]] "Beckoned by destruction and corruption, the Aurum are born from and return to nothing. They travel across the galaxy to swallow up the heavens, land, and seas."]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Viridi:''' [[FailedASpotCheck I don't remember that passage]].]]
* ChestMonster: Mimicuties. The "treasure box" grows legs, and starts rapidly kicking Pit and chasing after him. They are very, very fast, take more hits to kill than just about any other Mook in the game, and they hit ''hard''. There's also Pandora's Boxes, which simply lob some energy pellets at Pit and may or may not contain anything else.
* TheChewToy: Pit.
* CloningBlues: Dark Pit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pandora and Thanatos.
* ColdSniper: Dark Pit can decide to be one in Chapter 6, equipped with his own staff and aiming at you from the top of a mountain. Of course, if you were using a staff, you can just snipe him back and win the SniperDuel pretty easily, since he remains stationary and you have a lot of space to move around him.
* ColorCodedArmies:
** In the main game, all on-screen characters and monsters (save Pit) have a colored arrow over them. Yellow for Palutena's Army and items, purple for the Underworld Army, dark grey for the SpacePirates, [[spoiler:green for the Forces of Nature, blue for the Aurum, maroon for the Chaos Kin]], and white for unaffiliated characters. Also, jump pads have orange.
* ColorCodedMultiplayer:
** In Light vs. Dark, the Light team has white armor and the Dark team has [[PurpleIsTheNewBlack purple]].
** Each player also wears armor based on their system Mii's favorite color in Free-For-All.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Uprising'''s Japanese title is ''Shin Hikari Shinwa: Parutena no Kagami'', which, when compared with the original game's Japanese name (''Hikari Shinwa: Parutena no Kagami'') implies it to be either a [[VideoGameRemake remake]] or a [[ContinuityReboot reboot]], even though it's neither.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: In Together mode, when you select Nearby, you can set up a game of Light vs Dark or Free-For-All using bots with random weapons attached to them. Only issue is, when playing Light vs Dark, the game sometimes ignores its own value rules even though you still have to follow them. Watch as the computer completely demolishes you [on high levels] with high-value weapons and barely receive any punishment for it upon death.
** The bots' dodging reflexes are also far higher than a normal human's. They will perfectly dodge attacks on all but the lowest difficulty settings. They even have the ability to dodge shots a human person [[TheAllSeeingAI wouldn't be able to see.]]
* ContinuingIsPainful: If you die, the difficulty will go down a notch and you can lose rewards. In some cases, it's better to just return to the menu and start over.
** However, doing so forfeits roughly half of collected equipment, along with the hearts lost from the cauldrons.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: In [[LethalLavaLand Chapter 10]]. Justified by Palutena's [[AWizardDidIt "power of cooling."]]
* ConvenientColourChange: Pit's wings glow blue when his flight is granted by Palutena, magenta when granted by the Pegasus Wings, and [[spoiler:green when it is granted by Viridi]]. Dark Pit's glow purple when he uses [[spoiler:Pandora's powers]] to fly.
* CoolHorse: [[spoiler:The unicorns, Phos and Lux, who pull the Lightning Chariot.]]
* CoolVersusAwesome: Chapters 15 through 17 could be described as "Greek gods versus [[spoiler:aliens]]."
** Chapter 14 follows this in the first half of the air battle with [[spoiler:Phosphora versus Thanatos]].
* CorridorCubbyholeRun:
** Multiple parts in the run through the reapers' castle; you can simply hide from the reapers each time instead of fighting them.
** [[spoiler:The part in Chapter 16 where you have to dodge an Aurum train.]]
** Chapter 18 has it as an option in a couple of parts, the first with enemies you can just fight and the second giving you an item that can let you approach the danger and simply turn around when it attacks.
* CouchGag: At the start of every level, when Pit jumps out the door from Skyworld and wherever he's going today, he says something different. In the latter half of the game, they play around with it even more, for instance having Pit sing a victory song, or be sleepy because he just woke up.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Sure, the world looks bright and cheery, TheLegionsOfHell notwithstanding, but as the game's plot goes on, we're shown just how screwed up both the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans]] and the [[JerkAssGods gods]] are. Even Palutena, the BigGood, is pretty much a {{troll}} in her dealings with Pit. [[spoiler:In fact, part of Dark Pit's motivation is that he's sick of how Pit continues to see the world in black and white despite the corruption that is all around him.]]
* CreatorThumbprint: A lot of elements from ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'' and Sakurai's earlier work show up here. The "Idol Transformation" power replaces the trophy stands in ''Brawl''. Many of the enemies are EldritchAbomination-Lite and have {{portmanteau}} names. The Treasure Hunt is just like Challenges in ''Brawl'' and ''KirbyAirRide''. The menus are very reminiscent of those two games. Apparently, the difficulty slider in this game is a new one, as it will be showing up in a very similar form in ''Super Smash Bros for 3DS''.
* CreditsMedley
* DarkIsEvil: The residents of the Underworld are AlwaysChaoticEvil, and Medusa is the Goddess of Darkness.
** [[spoiler:Pit's body]] uses a Darkness bow, to show who's side he's on.
* DarkIsNotEvil[=/=]LightIsNotGood: The Idol notes for the Light Fighter and Dark Fighter note that Light Fighters "aren't always the nicest guys" and that Dark Fighters can be "pretty sweet dudes to hang out with".
** Dark Pit and [[spoiler:Palutena when possessed. She is the godess of Light, after all]].
** There are quite a few Darkness based weapons you can use, like the above mentioned Darkness Bow. In addition to that, the Black Club, Cursed Palm, Dark Pit Staff, Doom Cannon, Gaol Blade, Great Reaper Palm, and End-All Arm also count.
* DarkerAndEdgier: One would think that this trope would apply after [[spoiler:the Ring of Chaos chapter]], but even then, the game remains lighthearted with lots of comedy throughout all the chapters.
** Chapter 11 begins with [[spoiler:Viridi nuking and killing thousands of humans all at once.]] While it's played seriously during the chapter, later on [[spoiler:Hades]] treats it as more of a lighthearted NeverLiveItDown moment.
** Chapter 21 ends with [[spoiler: Pit saving Dark Pit from the Chaos Kin, but he overuses the power of Flight and his wings burn up to a crisp, which leaves him in a comatose state and is near death.]]
* DarkReprise: Appears during the final boss fight with [[spoiler:Hades]]. The boss music contains a darker version of the iconic Underworld Theme.
** [[spoiler:When Pyron takes over the Aurum Brain, a much more ominous version of his theme plays while he brags about his new powers.]]
** When fighting [[spoiler:the possessed Palutena]], you hear a familiar song play in the background. You don't really notice until you hear a missing laugh -- that's the theme that played during the battle with [[spoiler:''Medusa,'' ten or eleven chapters ago]], and just the fact that it's shared between the two [[spoiler:Goddesses]] makes it that much darker.
* DayOldLegend: Many idol descriptions for the weapons qualify.
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Pit and Palutena take their turns dabbling in this during their exchanges throughout each mission. Viridi's probably the biggest example, though.
** Magnus also has his fair share of snarky comments, mainly aimed at Pit.
--> "You having a private conversation with yourself, angel face?"
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Can be either played straight or averted depending on how many hearts are put into the fiend's cauldron.
* DeathIsCheap:
** Gods are apparently able to resurrect their champions. Palutena can resurrect Pit instantly, [[spoiler:Hades is capable of resurrecting his commanders almost immediately after their deaths]], and [[spoiler:Viridi is later revealed to have resurrected Phosphora.]]
** As we find out in TheStinger, [[spoiler:Hades' soul is still around and just as lively as ever, though he no longer has a body. He states that, fortunately, [[SequelGap he has another 25 years to figure out how to come back.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Medusa is actually annoyed by this, since she doesn't like the idea of being resurrected just to be killed again.]]
** [[spoiler:If some of the discussions about resurrection are of any indication, this is actually averted with the Underworld Army. Medusa was in fact never truly revived. Instead, Hades took her memories and mixed them with a bunch of souls to create a new Medusa. Medusa herself made copies of three of her commanders this way in Medusa's Final Battle. Whether or not the first versions you fight in Uprising are copies made by Hades too is uncertain.]]
** [[spoiler:T(h)anatos plays this very straight. He's revived twice(!) by Hades, though it's uncertain if it's the original or copies made with memories and souls (see the point above). Considering his status as the god of death, it's very possible that he's an exception to the previously mentioned rule. Hades even says that, as god of death, Thanatos gets special privileges. "Evil powers, health insurance - [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and free soda.]]]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Palutena in Chapters 18 - 21, courtesy of the Chaos Kin.]]
* DesperationAttack[=/=]CriticalStatusBuff: The "in-peril attack boost" effect. If your weapon has it, you'll get more powerful when your health's gotten low.
** The Tradeoff Power invokes this, providing invincibility and increased attack power at the cost of nearly all your health.
* DeusExMachina: A more classical example in the final chapter: [[spoiler:Medusa shows up out of nowhere to stop Hades' "most devastating attack."]]
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** Try replaying Chapter 3 [[spoiler:and defeat the Hewdraw heads in a different order. Whichever head is left in the final battle will have something different to say before and after the Boss battle. This also applies to the mid-boss Hewdraw head]].
** Randomly throughout the game, Palutena will give a commentary on the weapon type you currently have equipped in the Chapter [[spoiler:but when she is taken over by the Chaos Kin, Viridi takes over as guide and has her own set of dialogue for each of the weapon types. This is in spite of the fact that these conversations could only take place in 2 chapters!]]
*** [[spoiler:Along those same lines, Pit saying "Lady Palutena!" when using certain powers is changed to "Viridi!" for those 3 chapters.]]
** In Chapter 2, Dark Lord Gaol is indicated as working for the Underworld by the [[ColorCodedArmies purple arrow]]. [[spoiler:In Chapter 24's rematch with her, no longer BrainwashedAndCrazy, she has the white "unaffiliated" arrow instead.]]
** In a different sense, they were smart enough to make the achievement for completing each level on 9.0 unable to be completed with a feather due to the insane amount of Hearts you get from it; you have to go through each level on the highest difficulty without dying to complete it.
* DialogDuringGameplay: And how. There is almost constant chatting going on, and even when you find yourself at a quiet moment without new lines triggering by progression, there are random conversations to fill the gap.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: As with the original ''Kid Icarus'', Pit does battle with several members of the Greek pantheon of gods. [[spoiler:Special mention goes to Medusa, who, after being revived by Hades after Pit defeated her a second time, actually punches Hades's head off.]]
* DifficultButAwesome: Most staves are very weak in melee and have no homing on their charged shots, but a properly fused one can OneHitKill or even occasionally OneHitPolykill from the other side of the stage. Special mention goes to the Flintlock Staff, whose charge shot hits almost instantly no matter the distance.
* DifficultySpike: Chapter 4 introduces three of the most dangerous Underworld enemies in the game; Reapers, Clubberskulls, and Ornes, not to mention painful stage hazards and minimal healing.
** Also, the standard difficulty is 2.0, but the hardest difficulty is 9.0.
* DiscOneFinalDungeon / DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:The Underworld and Medusa. The ''credits even start rolling.'']]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 23 begins very similarly to chapter 9, with you suiting up in the 3 Sacred Treasures and flying into the Underworld (With similar music, no less) for your "final" confrontation with Hades, only for him to wipe the floor with you.]]
* DivineConflict: Palutena's Army stand in opposition to the forces of the Underworld led by Medusa [[spoiler:and Hades]]. [[spoiler:Later, the forces of Nature led by Viridi get involved.]]
* DolledUpInstallment: ''Uprising'' wasn't originally planned to have anything to do with the ''KidIcarus'' series. Nintendo and Sakurai were just working on a Nintendo 3DS action game involving sky and land combat when they suddenly realized that Pit would be the perfect character for such a title.
* DoubleMeaningTitle: The short "Palutena's Revolting Dinner", referring to the fact that she's a LethalChef and the food is [[LetsMeetTheMeat literally revolting]].
** The subtitle ''Uprising'' alludes to both the rise of Medusa and the Underworld forces, as well as Pit's flight segments, [[DontExplainTheJoke during which he ''rises up'' into the air.]]
* DoubleUnlock: Some weapons and powers have to be unlocked. While some of them (such as the Zodiac Chamber items) are given to you at the same time as they're unlocked, others must be obtained elsewhere after being unlocked.
* DualBoss: [[spoiler:Magnus and Gaol in Chapter 24, Dark Pit and the Lunar Sanctum Core in chapter 13.]]
* DualWielding: Pit's bow, like in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', can be split into two swords.
* DubNameChange: Numerous examples, as is common in Nintendo games. Some examples are Viridi, who was originally Naturé, and Pyrrhon, originally Ras.
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[[folder:E-F]]
* EasterEgg:
** Moving around the menu icons on the touch screen, though they'll go back to place after you release them. Similarly, you can spin around the menu background, which causes the elements on the top screen to jiggle around.
** Pressing the A, B or Y button during cutscenes will have the camera zoom in and you can move it around with the the control stick.
** Repeatedly touching the Fiend's Cauldron will get it annoyed until it finally turns around and faces away from the player.
** During flight sections, if Pit is close enough to a flat surface like the ground, he'll start running instead of flying. You even get points for doing it.
** If you hold down on the circle pad after dying, you get to see where all the hearts go after they spill out of the Fiend's Cauldron.
** At the beginning of [[spoiler:Chapter 18, you can actually shake the ring appearing on-screen by moving the Circle Pad.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette[=/=]RavenHairIvorySkin: Medusa.
* EldritchAbomination: The Orne. An invulnerable blue skull surrounded with purple fire with a dislocatable jaw that holds multicolored skulls of several shapes in its mouth. It has horns and six eye sockets. And it kills you on contact.
** Clubberskulls are giant monsters shaped like fleshy human hearts with skulls for fists. Ew.
** The Soul-Eating Monster, a giant, cosmic gulper eel with tentacles easily qualifies. [[spoiler:The Chaos Kin definitely counts as well, being a cyclopic, arthropod-like embodiment of chaos.]]
* EldritchLocation[=/=]MindScrew:
** Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit was deliberately designed to confuse intruders. As such, it comes complete with tricks such as [[spoiler:dead ends made to look like normal passages, invisible platforms, gravity shifts, and areas that create the illusion of being outside the labyrinth]].
** [[spoiler:The Chaos Vortex takes this UpToEleven, including but not limited to: replicas of creatures from all the previous factions, from Palutena's Centurions to the Aurum, AlienGeometries, screwy portals in the form of eyes everywhere, shadows of Pit everywhere, enemies appearing suddenly to ''cover'' the screen, etc. It can get ''really'' confusing at some points.]]
* EnemyMine:
** The [[spoiler:three]] primary factions in the game all reluctantly team up when the Aurum invade the planet.
** [[spoiler:Pit teams up with Viridi when the Chaos Kin posseses Palutena. Dark Pit also joins in later.]]
** [[spoiler:Palutena, Viridi, Medusa, and Pit all team up against Hades for the final boss fight.]]
* EnemySummoner: In the original game, TheGrimReaper enemies were very hated for it. ''Uprising'' introduces a boss version, the Great Reaper.
* EnergyBeing: The Space Pirates, as mentioned on the standard Space Pirate idol.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The morally-ambiguous [[spoiler:Viridi]] and even [[spoiler:Medusa]] despise [[spoiler:Hades]] with a passion.
* EverybodyHatesHades: Thanatos, the god of Death, is a high-ranking, and highly evil, member of the Underworld Army. The fact that the Underworld is constantly invading the Earth and Heavens also qualifies. [[spoiler:In addition, the Underworld Army is ''actually'' headed by its god, Hades, who out-evils everyone else. His only motivation in Uprising is to cause as much death and destruction as he can in order to bring more souls to his domain, for him to do with as he pleases. This earns him the ire of ''everyone'', from Pit and Palutena, to the human-hating Nature goddess Viridi, to even Medusa herself!]]
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: Palutena.
* EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilKnockoff[=/=]EvilTwin[=/=]ShadowArchetype: Dark Pit. [[spoiler:Subverted later on when he turns out to be an AntiHero.]]
* ExactWords: Some of the chapter titles make more sense in hindsight.
** [[spoiler:Chapter 9 is titled "Medusa's Final Battle". And it's completely true. It's ''Medusa's'' final battle, but it is nowhere ''near'' ''Pit's'' final battle.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 23 is "Lord Of The Underworld", and builds itself up as the final confrontation with Hades. But then he ''eats'' Pit, and it becomes clear that the Lord of the Underworld ''is'' [[WombLevel the level]].]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 25 is titled "The War's End" in the fact that, when Hades is gone, the war is finally over.]]
* ExtremeOmnivore:
** Palutena doesn't seem to ever have food far from her mind. She often speculates on the culinary qualities of various enemies and bosses, and at one point even theorizes about spicy angel wings, when Pit is in danger of being electrocuted. In the short animation, Palutena's Revolting Dinner, she is completely unperturbed by the fact that the carrots she was preparing gained sentience, and was still intent on cutting them up and cooking them.
** [[spoiler:As if swallowing Pit whole wasn't already rather extremely omnivorous, Hades reacts to Pit [[DisproportionateRetribution questioning how he can punch through his stomach]] by swallowing assorted enemies and objects whole just for Pit to deal with.]]
** Pit's own like for food gets mocked here and there as well. "FLOOR ICE CREAM GIVES YOU HEALTH!"
* FacialMarkings: Medusa sports some on the left side of her face in her ''Uprising'' design.
** [[spoiler:Hades]] has these as well.
* FakeOutFadeOut: After Medusa gets taken down in Chapter 9, it looks like the adventure's over and a retro 8-bit credit sequence starts rolling. [[spoiler:Then Hades interrupts the whole thing and shows it ain't over yet.]]
* FakeUltimateHero: [[spoiler:Pyrrhon.]]
* FallenAngel: Dark Pit.
** [[spoiler:[[MsFanservice Phosphora and Amazon Pandora]].]]
* FanService:
** Probably the only reason why the second part of ''Palutena's Revolting Dinner'' starts with Palutena in a hot spring. To give you a basic idea of what the scene looks like, [[http://i.imgur.com/5hfz2.jpg look here.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 22 does this at the end with Amazon Pandora.]] If the female public was disappointed, [[spoiler:they have the shirtless Pit scene right after the fight.]]
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: The various staves Pit can wield bear a striking resemblance to sniper rifles. The Flintlock Staff is the worst offender, since it actually ''is'' a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flintlock rifle]], appearance and all, just with "Staff" tagged onto the end of its name.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: [[spoiler:In order to save Dark Pit from Chaos Kin, Pit flies longer than the given time despite Viridi's warning not to. This resulted in him having his wings burnt and his bones showing.]]
* FantasticNuke: Viridi's "Reset Bomb". The only important difference is no radiation, so it takes years as opposed to decades for the ecosystem to recover.
* FantasyPantheon: This game has a mix between this and Greek/Roman gods.
* {{Feelies}}: The game comes with a pack of trading cards representing various items, characters, and enemies in the game. These cards can be scanned in the AR Card Battle mode, which lets you view the characters in 3D and have them fight each other. You even get the corresponding idol for each card you scan. Extra cards are available at promotional events.
* {{Filler}}: The Aurum chapters exist for no other reason than to have the game end at Chapter 25. Nothing is advanced in terms of plot besides witnessing the awesomeness that is Pyron.
* FirstTown: The town in Chapter 1; it's literally called "That First Town."
* FiveBadBand:
** Underworld Army
*** BigBad: Medusa
*** [[spoiler:ManBehindTheMan: Hades]]
*** TheDragon: Thanatos
*** EvilGenius: Pandora
*** TheBrute: Hewdraw
*** DarkChick: [[spoiler:Dark Lord Gaol]]
*** TeamPet: Twinbellows
*** SixthRangerTraitor: Dark Pit
** [[spoiler:Forces of Nature]]
*** BigBad: [[spoiler:Viridi]]
*** TheDragon: [[spoiler:Phosphora]]
*** EvilGenius: [[spoiler:Arlon]]
*** TheBrute: [[spoiler:Cragalanche]]
* FlamingHair:
** Twinbellows, who has flaming fur.
** [[spoiler:Pyrrhon and Hades.]]
* FlashStep: The Bumblebee Power and the In-peril [=AutoDodge=] mod as well.
* FluffyCloudHeaven: While it's probably not actually supposed to be heaven, Skyworld certainly looks the part.
* FluffyTheTerrible: Some of the [[spoiler:Forces of Nature]] have jarringly cutesy names. {{Lampshaded}} twice with [[ActionBomb Bumpety Bombs.]]
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Between Pit and Phosphora. Lampshaded by Palutena:
-->'''Palutena''': Pit, I know it's hard when she flirts with you, but remember that '''she's the enemy!'''
** Also somewhat between Pit and [[spoiler:Viridi.]] See ShipTease.
*** Even more of it in their random conversations, especially the one about clubs.
** One-sided example between Pit and Medusa.
-->'''Medusa''': Y'know, I'm very much looking forward to your arrival. I feel like Rapunzel waiting for her prince.
* {{Foil}}: Magnus is one for Pit, even down to the designs of the two characters. Magnus is a deep-voiced adult while Pit is visually and vocally a teenager at best, has a black color scheme contrasting Pit's [[ManInWhite white]], is buff compared to Pit's "thin" frame. They are different in personality as well; Pit fights to defend the humans, while Magnus is only in it for the reward money.
** In an interesting twist, Magnus is the calm and collected one who always proceeds cautiously and intelligently. Pit always heads in guns ablazing. At one point, Pit mentions even the brains of Centurion Strongarms are muscle, to which Magnus responds "like you?" Pit doesn't completely deny it.
** Palutena's relationship with Medusa, her co-ruler-turned-EvilCounterpart.
* {{Foreshadowing}}
** In Chapter 6, Palutena notes that there's something strange about the Underworld monsters; particularly, their souls. [[spoiler:It's revealed in Chapter 22 that Hades is creating them out of human souls]].
** In Chapter 7, Palutena asks Thanatos why he doesn't outrank Medusa since he is the god of the dead. Thanatos blatantly dodges the question because [[spoiler:Hades is the true leader, and the Lord of the Underworld would definitely outrank Thanatos]].
** In Chapter 9, Medusa briefly alludes to having severe amnesia, not knowing why or how she came back from the dead. [[spoiler:That's because she's not Medusa in the first place -- she's a bunch of arbitrary souls arranged in a Medusa-like pattern.]]
** When [[spoiler:Pyrrhon]] mentions the "Book of Divine Prophecy" foretelling the coming of [[spoiler:The Aurum, Viridi]] says she doesn't remember that passage. [[spoiler:Given Pyrrhon's plans, it's quite possible that he figured out a way to summon the Aurum himself, and was just covering his tracks.]]
** There�s this subtle bit of dialogue during the flight section of [[spoiler:The Lunar Sanctum]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Arlon:''' (Viridi) said I mustn�t let your attacks spread '''[[SealedEvilInACan chaos]]''' HERE of all places.]]
*** Arlon also mentions that he's busy defending the Sanctum, and that there isn't any room for more "guests".
* FourIsDeath: The fourth chapter of the game is entirely devoted to [[TheGrimReaper the Reapers]]. Even the boss is an [[LargeAndInCharge absurdly large Reaper]].
** Also, when deleting your save file, you must hold L, R, +>, X, Y ([[GuideDangIt which the manual says nothing of]]), and then confirm four times. You will then hear a Remoblamling blow up, and the game will confirm deletion.
* FrickinLaserBeams: [[SchizoTech Surprisingly commonplace in a game based on ancient Greek mythology]]. Some usable weapons incorporate lasers, including the Beam Claws and Laser Staff.
* FriendlyEnemy: Or... ''something'' like that. Pit and Palutena see no problem trading polite greetings and snarks with their mortal enemies, and the feeling is mutual.
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[[folder:G-I]]
* TheGadFly: Palutena.
* GaiasRevenge: [[spoiler:Viridi, the goddess of nature, ''weaponizes'' this trope in the form of Reset Bombs, [[FantasticNuke Fantastic Nukes]] that wipe out cities and leave massive sprawling forests in their wake. Viridi starts dropping them in her own attempt to preserve the planet after Hades tricks humanity into warring with one another.]]
* GameBreakingBug: A particularly nasty one has been reported [[http://techforums.nintendo.com/message/125335#125335 here]]
* GateGuardian: The Underworld is guarded by a giant machine called... the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Underworld Gatekeeper]]. [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Dark Pit defeats it by kicking it in the face.]]]]
* GenreShift: ''Uprising'' is a ThirdPersonShooter rather than a regular platformer.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[Radar/KidIcarusUprising Has its own page]].
* GiantFootOfStomping:
** The "Atlas' Foot" item.
** One of the forms Thanatos takes during his boss battle.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere:
** The Space Kraken in Chapter 8:
-->'''Palutena:''' [[LampshadeHanging A space kraken? Well, THAT came out of nowhere!]]
** [[spoiler:Chapters 15 through 17 has the Aurum invasion.]]
* GimmickLevel: A few levels have small changes to keep things interesting, such as one level which continues the on-foot combat along the same path as the flying part of the level, giving Pit a limited amount of space to move on a floating platform.
* GlassCannon: Pit can become one with the combination of the Critical Attack weapon bonus (extra damage if his health is low), Energy Charge (2 to 4 times more attack power until he takes a hit), and Last Resort (trades all remaining HP for a huge boost in offensive power): he becomes able to destroy most enemies with ease, but taking a single hit will do him in.
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: There is not a single god or goddess who does not enjoy {{troll}}ing Pit at every opportunity. Except perhaps the Chariot Master, though he deliberately leaves it vague to what degree he's a divinity.
** [[spoiler:Played ''much'' straighter in the Chaos Kin arc, where the human world is under attack from EVERY god, now including Palutena.]]
** Also lampshaded in the final cutscene, where Pit jokingly states the gods are far more selfish than [[BeingHumanSucks humans]] could ever hope to be.
* GodOfEvil: Medusa.
* GodOfGood: Palutena.
* GoneHorriblyRight[=/=]GoneHorriblyWrong: [[spoiler:Pyrrhon]] technically managed to [[spoiler:take control of the Aurum... but the Aurum also [[HiveMind took control of him]].]]
* GridInventory: Used for powers.
* GrindBoots: Gods are capable of creating "Grind Rails" for Pit to use during land battles. Apparently, only the one the rails are created for can even see them, much less use them.
* GrossUpCloseUp: Considering how family friendly Uprising is, you get a surprisingly graphic view of [[spoiler:Pit's horribly burned and broken wings after he saves Dark Pit.]]
* GuideDangIt: [[spoiler:The Zodiac Weapons and Powers.]] Granted, they're all supposed to be a secret, but it's rather unlikely you would find out about them at all without consulting an outside source or by stumbling upon one at all. The game doesn't even mention these except in the Treasure Hunts or [[spoiler:if you get to the Pisces Heal in Chapter 24.]]
** Some of the other treasure hunts also qualify. For example, one is about breaking barriers in a certain boss fight... barriers that only appear if you stick closely to the boss.
* GunFu: Many of Pit's dash shots fall into this category.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Chapter [[spoiler:25]] shows [[spoiler:Hades taking out the Great Sacred Treasure's legs, while Pit responds by cutting off the entire lower half of Hades' body with a BFS LaserBlade. He grows it back shortly afterward, but with an obvious WeakSpot revealed.]]
** [[spoiler:Pit even makes a quick joke about it, quoting the trope verbatim, except replacing the word "man" with "villain".]]
* HardModePerks: The Intensity levels in ''Uprising'' increase the amount and difficulty of enemies you face and the usefulness of the rewards, mostly weapons and powers, for completing the level. However, the difficulty decreases every time you die, along with some of the hearts spent on increasing the difficulty. The weapons and powers you found also correspond in value to the difficulty you finish the chapter, even if you found them on a higher difficulty.
** There are also bonus rooms that can only be accessed when playing at a high enough difficulty as indicated by the number on the door leading to them.
* HeartBeatDown:
** The Angel Bow and Viridi Palm have heart designs and shoot out heart-shaped projectiles.
** [[spoiler:Amazon Pandora shoots heart-shaped projectiles.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Viridi, who is originally introduced as a villain.]]
** Especially noticeable if you pay attention to [[spoiler:her opinion on Cherubots. When Palutena brings one in during Chapter 12, she has a negative attitude ("I can't imagine that pile of metal is very fuel efficient"), but when you find one during Chapter 19 (when Viridi's on your side), she encourages Pit to start kicking ass with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Dark Pit.]]
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: Palutena and Pit mention the game controls quite a bit.
* {{Hellhound}}: Twinbellows. Like his name implies, [[MultipleHeadCase he has two heads.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pit sacrifices his wings to save Dark Pit; the game even makes it a point to remind you his one wish was to be able to fly by himself.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Magnus. We get a few delectable little bits of backstory, and what very little we see can easily be extrapolated into a full on story of his own. But we only see him a few times, and that's all we get. Little bits.
* {{Hot God}}dess: Palutena, Medusa, [[spoiler:Phosphora, and Amazon Pandora.]]
* HideYourChildren: [[spoiler:In chapter 18, you briefly control a little girl, but there are no enemies around while you do so.]] This trope is also likely the reason why [[spoiler:you never fight Viridi.]]
* HighSpeedBattle: The fight with the [[spoiler:Chariot Master]] is one.
** Also parts of the [[spoiler:Final Battle with Hades]].
* HiveMind: [[spoiler:The Aurum... unfortunately for Pyrrhon.]]
* HotBlooded: Pit, more so here than in the original games.
* HulkingOut: The Clobbler is a fairly harmless and adorable apple with legs... unless you [[BerserkButton hit]] it.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Something of a recurring theme. Palutena notes, when talking about Magnus, that humans are fundamentally driven by desire, using the mercenary as an example. [[spoiler:Hades gets humans to wage war with themselves to an insane degree by spreading the rumor of the Wish Seed. This draws the ire of the nature goddess Viridi, who begins attempting to annihilate humankind for their greed, violence, and wastefulness. Dark Pit seems to be the only one willing to tell the gods that they're just as bad, if not worse]].
** [[spoiler:PlayedForLaughs in the ending.]]
-->'''Palutena:''' [[spoiler:It's true: humans are simple, selfish little creatures who are driven by greed. [[NotSoDifferent Sounds a lot like us gods, wouldn't you say?]]]]
-->'''Pit:''' [[spoiler:No way! Ha ha ha! No one could be as selfish as the gods!]]
* HyperactiveMetabolism
-->'''Pit:''' Floor ice cream gives you health!
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: [[spoiler:Hades' reason for helping defend the earth against the Aurum.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hades:''' "Earth is MY flower to plunder, not theirs!"]]
* IAmNotShazam: Parodied, in-universe. At the beginning of the instruction videos, Pit looks at the title and wonders who this Icarus person is and if he'd get to meet him.
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: The difficulty settings for the Solo Mode levels: "Effortless", "Easy", "Standard", "Tougher", "Challenging", "Heatin' Up", "Extra Spicy", "Infernal", "White Hot", and "Nothing Harder!".
* IgnoringBySinging:
** Thanatos does this when Palutena and Pit are talking about him.
** [[spoiler:Viridi]] when Pit says the Komaytos look like [[Videogame/{{Metroid| 1}} Metroids.]] Not only does she hum and sing to ignore Pit, but she hums the first four notes of the song that plays when Samus gets a new weapon in every Metroid game ever.
* ImAHumanitarian:
** The Tempura Wizards, though they turn their prey into shrimp first.
** The Guttlers; they even eat their allies.
* IncomingHam: [[spoiler: '''Pyrrhon''': Villians are no match for Pyrrhon!]]
** [[spoiler:Hades]] takes this Up to eleven when he introduces himself by quite literally [[spoiler:tearing a hole in the fourth wall]]
* InjuredVulnerability: If an enemy's health is low enough, you can use the "Idol Transformation" power to turn them into their collectable idol.
* InSeriesNickname:
** Courtesy of Palutena, "Pittoo" for Dark Pit, [[EmbarrassingNickname much to his annoyance.]]
** [[spoiler:Hades gives nicknames to many people. Pitty Pat, Pitty, Pittooey, Thanny-poo, and other names.]]
** Magnus likes to call Pit "Angelface".
* InstantGravestone: In the Multiplayer, when a player dies, a tombstone will appear where they died. If it gets hit enough, [[MadeOfExplodium it will explode]], hurting everyone within range.
* InsultToRocks: [[spoiler:Viridi]] apparently believes that comparing Palutena and snakes is an insult to snakes.
* InterfaceScrew: [[spoiler:In Chapter 21, some Monoeyes fly between Pit and the screen. He even tells them to get lost.]]
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Delivered by Pit on many occasions, often including snappy poses and a sparkly background in what can be called a love letter to the TropeNamer. [[spoiler:Pandora]] and Palutena are not amused. [[spoiler:Phosphora]] [[CombatPragmatist actually attacks Pit when he tries to deliver one of these speeches.]]
-->'''Palutena:''' What was THAT all about?
* InvincibilityPowerUp: The Power Drop item. It also reflects ranged shots that hit you.
* InvincibleMinorMinion:
** The most common variety is the Monolith, a moving (and often flipping) square that causes CollisionDamage.
** The Orne, in addition to being able to OneHitKill you. Subverted in that you CAN kill them... but only with [[spoiler:the Three Sacred Treasures]]. Chapters that use them often place a lot of Ornes around to make it more difficult if you choose to [[SelfImposedChallenge play the Chapters without them]].
** [[spoiler:The Aurum enemy, Roz. Luckily, they don't perform a OneHitKill; less fortunately, when they appear, there tend to be much more of them at once.]]
* IronicEcho:
--> [[spoiler:Hades: Sorry to keep ''you'' waiting!]]
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[[folder:J-M]]
* JerkassGods: Most of them.
* JumpScare: Happens a few times throughout the game, such as when the new enemies are introduced in Chapter 13, or later when [[spoiler:Pit is flying through the darkness, when all of a sudden... Hades' head!]]
** Another example is in Chapter 21 where [[spoiler:Pit is flying through the Chaos Vortex when a bunch of eyes suddenly appear out of nowhere, startling Pit and Viridi. {{Lampshaded}} afterwards]].
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler:Hades' and Viridi's goal. Hades in particular uses their souls to create more monsters. Viridi's reason is because she's disgusted with how [[GaiasVengeance humans thoughtlessly and greedily take advantage of both nature and each other]] (despite [[HypocriticalHumor Viridi showing these same traits]]).]]
* KnightOfCerebus: For a while, the game is pretty comedic, with the characters being flagrant parodies of certain archetypes and the witty banter in between. [[spoiler:Then 3 years pass and the Chaos Kin comes...]]
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Viridi, towards humans destroying nature.]]
* LampshadeHanging:
** The first thing Pit says in the announcement trailer for ''Uprising'' is "Sorry to keep you waiting!"
*** This is also the first thing he says in Chapter 1.
** At one point in the demo, Palutena mentions that it's been "about 25 years" since she last battled Medusa. Guess when the original ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' was released in America. Go on, guess. It came out in Japan a year earlier.
** Between the NoFourthWall and MediumAwareness, there's hardly a surface left without a lampshade on it by the game's end.
* LargeHam:
** Tanatos' name was changed to Thanatos between ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' and ''Uprising''. He claims the "H" stands for "Hamaaazing".
** [[spoiler:Hades]] and [[spoiler:Pyrrhon]] most definitely qualify, as well, with the latter practically being a personification of this trope.
-->[[spoiler:'''Pyrrhon:''' Fear the wrath of my pyroblasters, space weirdos! *massive fire blast*]]
* LaserBlade: The Optical Blade and Beam Claws more than qualify.
* LastChanceHitPoint: Crisis Mode. If Pit's health bar is depleted, the next hit will, regardless of the enemy's strength, cause the bar to shatter. While it's possible to survive a single, ''very weak'' attack in this mode[[note]]However, it's more luck than anything. Conversely, if you get hit by a very powerful enemy at low health, you may get killed instantly without going into Crisis Mode.[[/note]], the next hit you sustain will most likely finish you off. Any healing items or spells you use while in Crisis Mode won't take effect until Crisis Mode is over.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: In-real life example, the box of the game has multiple emotional looks Pit does in the game around the cartridge's area. Then you look at the bottom-left corner to see a grinning Dark Pit.
** In-game, [[spoiler:Arlon qualifies in comparison to the rest of the Forces of Nature.]]
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Two years after the release of the game comes a video introducing Palutena for ''SuperSmashBros for [=3DS=] and [=WiiU=]'' filling us in with some details such as [[spoiler: Palutena was under mind control and fought Pit, but she's fine now, and Dark Pit is in good health too.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Several antagonists, but especially Thanatos [[spoiler:and Hades]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Many characters have their own theme when they are in the spotlight, prominent examples are Magnus and Dark Pit.
** Pit's BootstrappedTheme is the iconic Underworld tune that plays occasionally during various Air Battles.
** [[spoiler:Viridi and Pyrrhon]] also have their own in the Air Battle segments where they are most prominent. [[spoiler:Viridi's plays in Chapters 11, 12, and 18; Pyrrhon's in Chapters in 15 and 17.]]
** [[spoiler:The Chaos Kin]] also has a theme that plays during [[spoiler:the end of Chapter 18's Air Battle, the Ground Battle theme of Chapter 20, the latter half of 21's Air Battle music, as well as 21's Ground Battle theme.]]
* LethalLavaLand: Chapter 10: The Wish Seed takes place entirely in and around the Immortal Phoenix's volcano. Pit says he got a little sweaty.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Palutena is the light feminine and Medusa the dark feminine.
* LightIsGood: Palutena, in direct contrast to Medusa, is the Goddess of Light.
* LightIsNotGood / DarkIsNotEvil: An interesting subversion regarding the Light Fighters and Dark Fighters. The Light Fighter idol describes them as being not always the nicest of guys. The Dark Fighter idol, in contrast, describes them as "pretty sweet dudes to hang out with". See also GoodIsNotNice.
** Not to mention that [[spoiler:Pyrrhon, God of the Sun, plans not to ''destroy'' the Aurum, but to ''take control of them.'']]
* LuckBasedMission: You can only get to the Zodiac chamber in Chapter 6 if Dark Pit spawns in one location, and there's a 50% chance on any given run in that chapter that he will spawn there. Fortunately, you only need to access it once.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe:
** The Mirror Shield, one of the three Sacred Treasures.
** The Back Shield, which temporarily protect the wearer from all hind damage, allowing him to focus more ahead of him.
** The Guardian Orbitars, which look like two small, floating shields. Their main attack involves throwing gigantic shields at the enemy.
*** Centurion Orbitars also fire shields with their backward-dash charge shot. They're nowhere near as big as Guardian's, but they deal a buttload of damage if they connect.
* LudicrousSpeed: When Palutena warps Pit past Gaol's wall. Not superluminal, but...
-->'''Pit:''' Whooooooaaa! G-force in my faaaaaace!
-->'''Palutena:''' It's fun, right?
* MaamShock: Palutena [[https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYQHAAABAAAhUqFNDdb99A getting angry when Phosphora calls her ma'am]].
* MadeOfExplodium:
** Tombstones in Multiplayer mode explode upon taking enough damage. This can be used to a player's (dis)advantage.
** Some objects and even enemies in the singleplayer also have a tendency to blow up with the slightest strike.
* {{Magitek}}: The sleek, [[CoolHelmet visor wearing]], LaserBlade equipped [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110622122856/kidicarus/images/thumb/2/25/997768_20110607_screen023.jpg/327px-997768_20110607_screen023.jpg fighters]] in Uprising, especially when compared to the [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/5/5d/Centurion.png Centurions]].
* MagneticWeapons: A Railgun is among Pit's possible weapons.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Hades was behind Medusa's revival. It's kind of up in the air whether he was TheManBehindTheMan for the original game, too, or just this one.]]
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:Whenever Pit is (allowed to be) equipped with the Three Sacred Treasures to fight the current Underworld commander, he ''will'' provide a BadassBoast, they ''will'' respond calmly, and [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody beef garbage]] ''[[OhCrap will]]'' [[UnusualEuphemism get real]].]]
** Exhibit A:
-->[[spoiler:'''Medusa,''' ''projected in front of the Underworld castle:'' So, you've made it this far.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pit:''' You better watch your back!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Medusa:''' Isn't that just... precious. Guess it's all that hot air that keeps you flying. You are darling. But you'll need more than bluster to defeat me!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pit:''' This isn't bluster! In the name of the Goddess of Light, I ''will'' defeat you!]]
-->[[spoiler:''Enter Underworld Guardian'']]
** Exhibit B:
-->[[spoiler:'''Hades,''' ''mid-battle with Pit:'' Ooh! Do I spy the three sacred treasures?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Pit:''' Even ''your'' darkness can't handle the light!]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hades:''' Now isn't that just... ''PRECIOUS!'']]
-->[[spoiler:''Hades unleashes a belch that shatters the Three Sacred Treasures, leaving Pit with whichever weapon the player equipped before the chapter started'']]
* {{Medusa}}: The BigBad of the game. [[spoiler:Sort of.]]
* MeleeATrois:
** Palutena's Army vs. [[spoiler:Hades' Underworld Forces vs. Viridi's Forces of Nature]].
** Pit vs. Dark Pit vs. Medusa's Underworld Forces in Chapter 6.
** Pit vs. Space Pirates vs. Medusa's Underworld Forces in Chapter 8.
** [[spoiler:Pit/Magnus vs. Palutena's Army vs. Hades's Underworld Forces in Chapter 18.]]
* MetaGame: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUw5JF-xsBI Grid Reading] (warning: video quality issues)
* MetalSlime: Souflees are really fast and hard to hit, but not very durable, completely unarmed, and give tons of hearts when you kill them. Pit even points out how profitable killing them is in Chapter 3.
** Treasurefish serve the same purpose, though they drop weapons, powers, or powerups instead.
** The Aurum Baglo is entirely passive until you attack it, at which point it attacks like crazy. It does drop a lot of hearts, though.
* MickeyMousing: In flight sections, the BGM is synced to changes in atmosphere and some dialogue.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: [[spoiler:While Pit is in a dog's body, he takes on the dog's attraction to garbage thrown on the ground, to the point where the player has to make a great effort to move the dog away from it in order to make any progress. This doesn't apply to the humans he inhabits at other points in that level, though.]]
* MindRape: Ornes are said to shatter the minds of their victims, with this causing the below-mentioned OneHitKill.
* MiniGameCredits: You can shoot the names to turn them red, and it counts how many you get. One of the treasure hunt goals is to hit at least a certain number.
* MiniMecha:
** The Cherubots in certain levels. The Aether Rings and Exo Tanks to a certain degree.
** [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure, used by Pit to fight Hades during most of the final boss fight.]]
*** TransformingMecha: [[spoiler:It has quite a few alternate modes.]]
* MinMaxing: To have a shot at the highest difficulty levels or competitive multiplayer, you ''must'' learn to forge the best weapons. While six-star [[OneStatToRuleThemAll Ranged Power]] is often a must, other preferred bonuses are Range, Homing and Speed.
** Conversely, negative bonuses are also extremely useful, as they lower a weapon's value letting you cram more positive ones. Having [[GlassCannon huge penalties]] to Health and Defense isn't that bad when you're already all but a [[OneHitPointWonder Two Hit-Point Wonder]].
* MissionControl:
** Palutena, who converses quite frequently with Pit, even during heated firefights.
** [[spoiler:When Palutena is possessed by the Chaos Kin, Viridi serves as your Mission Control until you save her. And she is ''[[LittleMissSnarker snarky]]''.]]
*** [[spoiler:Just before the above, while Pit is possessing Magnus' body, the human mercenary gives Pit some advice until the angel gets his body back.]]
** [[spoiler:When Pit is swallowed by Hades', the latter's "stomach of steel" prevents either of his Mission Controls from reaching him. Half of the dialogue in that chapter is Pit attempting to be his ''own'' Mission Control. The other half is pure ToiletHumor behalf of Hades. He even lampshades it after defeating the level's boss.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Pit:''' Your heart wasn't even in it!]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Pit:''' And I'm still just talking to myself...]]
* MistressAndServantBoy: Palutena's and Pit's relationship, though Pit's actual title is the Captain of her guards.
* MonsterClown: Thanatos.
* MoodWhiplash: ''Uprising'' may be funny one moment and then dead serious the next.
* MookMaker: The Belunka serves as a troop transport for the Underworld, so naturally it does this. [[spoiler:Later in the game, the Underworld upgrades to the heavily-armored Fort Oink. The Aurum have their own troop transport, the Dohz, as well.]]
* MoralityKitchenSink: It's pretty clear that everyone has their own moral guidelines, going from Pit's IncorruptiblePurePureness all the way down to [[spoiler:Hades']] CompleteMonster. The two of them even get into a heated discussion about right and wrong in the late-game (well, heated from the former anyway, [[{{Troll}} the latter just likes getting under his skin]]).
* MotherNature: [[spoiler:Viridi, the goddess of all living things.]]
* MsFanservice: [[spoiler:Amazon Pandora]].
* MultipleEndings
** Chapter 3: The order in which you take out Hewdraw's heads during the flying section changes which head is fought as the stage boss, coming complete with unique pre-and-post-battle banter.
** Chapter 10: [[spoiler:Destroying the wish seed during the battle against the Phoenix sets off a beacon, allowing Hades to start a war between the humans. If you don't destroy the wish seed, a Skuttler will touch and accidentally break it, causing the beacon to be set off anyway.]]
* MultipleHeadCase: Hewdraw has three heads with distinct personalities. Twinbellows also has multiple heads, though it can't talk.
* MultiStageBattle: The battles against Dark Pit, Thanatos, Medusa, [[spoiler: and the final battle with Hades.]]
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: [[spoiler:In Chapter 17, Lady Palutena says "With all of us gods, er, and [[LargeHam Pyrrhon..."]]]]
* MythologyGag: Sakurai also worked on ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', and one enemy projectile resembles the trophy creating arrows from The Subspace Emissary.
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* NeverLearnedToRead: [[spoiler:Pit, as he reveals word for word in Chapter 17 when he supposedly falls to his death.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Congratulations, you defeated [[spoiler:Arlon and destroyed the Lunar Sanctum! Have fun dealing with that EldritchAbomination you just released!]]
** [[spoiler:Viridi later takes some of the blame, stating that it could have been avoided if she was there at the time, or if Arlon explained the situation.]]
* NightmareFace[=/=]ButterFace:
** [[spoiler:Pseudo Palutena]].
** [[spoiler:Medusa, once she goes OneWingedAngel.]]
* NoArcInArchery: Justified, in that while the weapons in question are categorized as bows, they fire energy rather than physical projectiles. Also averted with several weapons (with several examples amongst cannons and orbitars), which explicitly make physical projectiles that will arc.
* NoEnding: [[spoiler:The Viridi arc. You beat Phosphora, Pit announces that Viridi's going down next, and...the Aurum invade. Due to Character Development, the arc isn't continued.]]
* NoFourthWall[=/=]MediumAwareness:
** One bit of banter in the tutorial of the demo has Pit equating Dashing in the game to Dashing in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments They go off about wanting to play the game]], with Pit wanting to play as ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' and Palutena wanting to play as ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}''.
*** It should also be noted that one of the random conversations while playing the game hints to Pit being in a ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Brawl]]'' "that was a [[LampshadeHanging SMASH!]]" before the current mission. Palutena then remarks that she can't imagine Pit in a [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee Melee]], [[FunnyMoments to which he gets offended by.]]
*** In the same tutorial video, Pit is informed that he has to stop and take a breather after extended periods of running. Palutena explains that if he ''was'' able to run nonstop, he could just zoom past every enemy, to which Pit replies "Curse you, balanced gameplay!"
** One particularly memorable exchange later in ''Uprising'' features a ''Metroid'' ShoutOut:
--> '''Pit''': You know, Komaytos look an awful lot like little Metroids.
--> [[spoiler:'''Viridi''']]: No! Shhhh! Stop right there!
--> '''Pit''': What's the matter? All I said was that Komaytos looked an awful lot like little Metr--
--> [[spoiler:'''Viridi''']]: [[IgnoringBySinging Hmm hmm HMMMM hmm! I can't hear you!]]
--> '''Pit''': Hey, what's your problem?
--> [[spoiler:'''Viridi''']]: This game universe and that game universe have NOTHING to do with each other! So don't go around spreading rumours!
** Also this line:
-->'''Pit''': What are we talking here? MiniBoss? FinalBoss?
** Pit makes note of the fact that the [[spoiler:Tower of the Lightning Chariot]] is so tall that there's a loading screen in the middle of it.
-->[[spoiler:'''Viridi:''']] Shhh, they're going to hear you! We're not supposed to talk about that!
** There are also lots of references to gameplay mechanics or enemies from the first game, along with screenshots.
* NonIndicativeName: The name of one of the later chapters. [[spoiler:Specifically, chapter 24, "The Three Trials." Dyntos, the god responsible for the level, [[LampshadeHanging even admits]] that he threw in "a few freebies" after Pit manages to clear it]].
* NonStandardCharacterDesign:
** Magnus. He's less stylized than the other characters, and wears darker clothing, and has a more normal, deep male voice.
** Dark Lord Gaol's design clashes with the rest of the game, being more akin to a FinalFantasy boss than anything.
* [[NonStandardGameOver Non-Standard Finish]]: This game has quite a few.
** Failing to destroy the Reset Bomb in Chapter 12.
** During Chapters 17, 21, and 25, Pit [[spoiler:must line himself up with a target while falling]]. Failure to do so results in an instant Game Over.
*** Also in Chapter 17, [[spoiler:you'll get one if you let four Centurion Strongarms die towards the end of the level. Pyrrhon's dialogue makes this worth it.]]
** In Chapter 20, [[spoiler:during the fight against Chaos Kin-possessed Palutena, if you hit Palutena too much, she'll die and you'll get a Game Over screen.]]
** In Chapter 21, [[spoiler:failing to shoot the Chaos Kin down at the very end of the Air Battle. The Chaos Kin escapes with Palutena's soul, and Viridi regretfully tells Pit she can't even pull him out of the Chaos Vortex.]]
** Chapter 24 has one [[spoiler:when fighting the Great Sacred Treasure. [[SchmuckBait Go ahead and stand in front of it when it fires its stage-destroying super laser.]]]]
** At Chapter 25, [[spoiler:near the end of the final battle with Hades, if you fail to keep your reticle on him long enough before he fires his death beam thingy.]]
* NoOntologicalInertia: In Chapter 22, Dark Pit states that [[spoiler:when Pit was sealed in a ring, he ceased to exist]].
* NotMeThisTime: [[spoiler:Hades invokes this when Pit finds Palutena turned evil; Hades immediately says that it wasn't his doing.]]
* OddlyShapedSword: The Blade weapon class have some.
* OffhandBackhand: Dark Pit's EstablishingCharacterMoment.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[https://twitter.com/#!/Sora_Sakurai/status/186441951845949441 According to]] WordOfGod, Pit is supposed to have the body of a 13-year-old human, Palutena that of a 22-year-old, Viridi that of an 8-year-old, and Phosphora that of a 16- or 17-year-old. But it can be gathered that Pit is at least over 25, and being gods and angels, they are all very likely [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld centuries old]].
* OminousLatinChanting: Present in some music, such as the end of the air segment music for Chapter 4 as well as [[spoiler:Hades]]'s theme.
* OneHitKill:
** Ornes. They're invincible unless you use the [[spoiler:Three Sacred Treasures]]. They just need to touch Pit and down he goes. Good luck with the levels that drop more on your head on higher difficulties!
** Tempura Wizards ''technically'' perform a two-hit kill by turning you into a shrimp and then eating you, but it's in the same spirit.
** The Daybreak Weapon in Together Mode.
** [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure performs a one-time attack that destroys half the stage (and Pit, if he doesn't get out in time).]]
* OneHundredAndEight: The total number of weapons, being twelve for each of the nine types.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:A subdued version with Medusa: when she TurnsRed, her face becomes that of a {{Cyclops}} with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily, akin to her boss appearance in the original NES game.]]
* OrchestralBombing
* OrganicTechnology: [[spoiler:Viridi's military might is made from things that can be found in nature. Her infamous [[FantasticNuke Reset Bombs]], for instance, are essentially giant fruits that accelerate the process by which nature decays human settlements and restores areas in the blast radius to their natural state.]]
* {{Orichalcum}}: [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure]] is made from this.
* OutsideContextVillain: [[spoiler:The Aurum.]]
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: They can't fly -- at least Pit can't. It's a bit of a sore spot with him.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Hewdraw.
* PausedInterrupt: When Viridi interrupts Pit talking about how Komaytos resemble Metroids, it's pretty obvious that Pit's VA intentionally cut himself off rather than actually being interrupted.
* PeninsulaOfPowerLeveling:
** Chapter 1 and [[spoiler:chapter 20]]. The former is quick and easy to finish and gives out plenty of Hearts at higher intensity; the latter is a simple level with high level loots, allowing you to farm for high value weapons with ease. Both are also some of the simpler stages to do on Intensity 9.0.
** Chapter 6 and, to a lesser degree, [[spoiler:chapter 21]], as the air battles in both stages give you a chance to attack the boss for bonus hearts.
** Chapter 16 to some extend. There is an Intensity 7 gate that drops weapons that tend to be a lot stronger than what you usually find at that difficulty.
** The [[spoiler:Boss Rush]] mode is also surprisingly good at garnering idol eggs.
* PermaStubble: Magnus.
* PimpedOutDress: Both Palutena and Medusa sport some rather elegant attire in this game.
** [[spoiler:Viridi's]] dress is also pretty elegant.
* PinataEnemy: The Souflees drop lots of hearts; the Treasurefish will drop an item, a weapon, or a power; and the Rare Treasurefish will always drop a weapon or a power.
* PlayingPossum: One of the powers allows you to pull this out on your enemies. [[spoiler:Amazon Pandora does this too in the middle of her boss fight. [[ISurrenderSuckers "Just kidding!"]]]]
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: In all cases, this is optional, since you can still damage the enemy normally. Pandora spews bombs and gems that you can melee back at her. One of Thanatos' forms is an urn that shoots skulls; you can melee the white skulls back at him, but the red skulls blow up in your face. [[spoiler:One Aurum enemy shoots two types of projectiles; you can send both back, but the red ones fly faster than the green ones. Amazon Pandora also spawns bombs, but no gems.]]
* PocketDimension:
** The pot that Sinistew resides in contains a one-dimensional universe, and has no qualms over pulling Pit inside if he happens to stray too close. The Captain Flare enemy also has an alternate universe inside his cape, which he uses to disappear and reappear at will.
** [[spoiler:Hades's Belly is apparently halfway between literal digestive tract and one of these.]]
** [[spoiler:Pandora's Labyrinth and the Chaos Vortex also seem to be inside of one of those.]]
* PowerFist: The Arm weapon class.
* PowerTattoo: The Palm weapon class.
* PowerupMount: Pit gains access to three Vehicles of the Gods throughout his adventure: the [[FlyingCar Exo Tank]], the [[MiniMecha Cherubot]], and the [[HoverTank Aether Ring]].
* PlotlineDeath: It's outright stated that gods can and often do resurrect their generals. [[spoiler:During the final boss fight, when Pit is helpless and Hades is charging up an attack to kill him, Medusa interrupts him with a punch in the face, because she's pissed that Hades won't let her just stay dead.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Considering Nintendo's history, this line might have came as a shock to some players.
--> [[spoiler:'''Hades''']]: Just how much more hell do they intend to raise?
** Then again, considering [[spoiler:he lives in the place,]] he might get [[NWordPrivileges some weird privileges or something]].
* PreOrderBonus: In the US, a downloadable, 3D-remastered port of ''VideoGame/KidIcarus''[[note]]In Europe and Japan it was a bonus for registering two 3DS games[[/note]]. However, it was later put up for separate purchase on the Nintendo [=eShop=] as well.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: Medusas, compared to her appearance in the original game.
** Pit himself has gone from being a goofy-looking little boy to a handsome {{Bishonen}}.
* PsychopathicManchild: Thanatos [[spoiler:and Viridi. The latter's probably a thousand years old, and acts like a bratty teenager. With control over the forces of nature.]]
* PunnyName: Clobblers. They're apples (i.e. the ingredients to a cobbler) that clobber you.
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* RainOfArrows: Pit's special ability when using a bow in the flight stages, as well as Dark Pit's strongest attack in Chapter 6.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: In Chapter 16, [[spoiler:Hades rams an Aurum ship into the Aurum hive to make an entrance]].
** Exotanks have this as their main attack.
** Likewise, Dark Pit re-opens the gate to the Chaos Realm by crashing the Lightning Chariot through it.
** Dark Pit also dispatches the miniboss in Chapter 9 simply by kicking it in the face at high speed.
* RandomEffectSpell: The "Random Effect" power.
* RandomlyDrops: Each level's treasure chest has a list of what it can drop - certain weapon classes and certain power-ups. One reliable rule of thumb is that the chest always has a chance to drop a weapon type that has one of its class patterned after the level boss (for example, since there's a cannon patterned after Twinbellows, level 1 chests always have the chance to drop cannons, especially the Twinbellows Cannon itself), and the level's resident Zodiac weapon if it has one (so level 6 chests have a good chance of dropping Gemini Orbitars, for example). The [[DifficultyLevels Intensity Level]] also affects what can drop and the power of what does drop.
* RapidFireComedy
* RapunzelHair: Palutena.
* {{Reconstruction}}: Of the arcade-style action game, especially since the genre has become so dark. This game, while still acknowledging the flaws, still manages to keep its lighthearted tone while not forgetting the darker implications that these games bring up.
* RealitySubtext: Tons of it, where it's not just plain ''text''. This takes place 25 years after the first game, to start with.
* RecycledInSPACE: The Space Pirate ship level. [[spoiler:Gets a whole lot sillier in later chapters; you would think this is a ''VideoGame/StarFox'' game]].
* RenamedTheSame: Thanatos, who use to just be Tanatos.
--> "Actually, I go by "Thanatos", now. The extra "h" is for [[LargeHam HAMAZING!]]"
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Medusa, the GodOfEvil BigBad, has snakes growing in her hair.
* {{Retraux}}: The game enjoys poking fun at its 8-bit roots. Enemies that were revamped for the 3D transition are often shown in their original sprite form and chiptune music is used at different points.
** Case in point, alerted Reapers and Ornes always cause their original 8-bit tune to play.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: [[spoiler:Pit thinks the Heart of Hades is this. Too bad it turns into a KillerRabbit.]]
** Soufflees
* RidingIntoTheSunset: [[spoiler:Pit and Dark Pit fly into the sunset at the end of the game.]]
* RuleOfFunny
* RunningGag:
** Palutena's near constant teasing of [[ButtMonkey Pit.]]
** Pit's obsession with hot springs.
** Pit can't fly on his own. [[spoiler:Given a sad IronicEcho when his wings burn off.]]
** Many characters often compare Pit to a chicken, or otherwise insult him in some chicken-related way. Pit himself says chicken is more economical than barbecued angel wings when Palutena says she thinks the latter sounds good.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: In Chapter 4, if Pit manages to hide from them, a row of enemies will proceed down the corridor in a line, with one Lil' Reaper lagging behind.
* SayMyName: Plenty of it in Chapters [[spoiler:23 and 25]].
** [[spoiler:"HADES!" "PIT!" "HADES!" "PIT!" [[OverlyLongGag "HADEEEES!" "PIIIIIT!"]] ]]
** Almost anytime [[spoiler:Hades]] shows up, Pit dramatically shouts his name. It's the same voice clip each time to boot.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Dark Lord Gaol is actually a human woman.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Clubberskulls are enemies who start out trapped within a skull bound in chains, but if their skull is attacked, they get loose and begin chasing Pit... Oh, did we forget to mention that they're ''extremely'' strong and durable?
** Clobblers are pretty much the Force of Nature counterpart of the Clubberskull, though they move around freely while in their peaceful state and can return to it after rampaging for a while.
** [[spoiler:Aurum Baglos are the Aurum equivalent, though they remain stationary even when provoked, and murder you with BeamSpam rather than pummeling.]]
** [[spoiler:The Chaos Kin is a more plot-relevant example, being imprisoned within the Lunar Sanctum.]]
* SceneryPorn
** SceneryGorn: The ravaged Skyworld [[spoiler:when Palutena is possessed by the Chaos Kin]] definitely falls into this.
* SchizoTech:
** Many of the weapons in ''Uprising'' look like futuristic firearms, in a universe clearly based on GreekMythology.
** The presence of [[spoiler:space ships and advanced alien technologies]], and what brings it home is that this doesn't seem odd to the Gods or Pit at all.
** Pyrrhon and Pit seemed to imply in Chapter 17 that there exists an internet, or at least one for celestial beings.
** The constant fourthwall breaks don't help. At one point, Pit asks Palutena if they should order a pizza.
* SchmuckBait: A treasure chest in level 2, sitting right in the open, which Magnus outright ''tells you'' is guaranteed to be a trap.
* ShesGotLegs: Mimicuties have these, except they're the kind of legs you'd WISH to stay away from ASAP.
* ShieldBearingMook: Boogities literally have ''shields for backs'', making them invincible until they spin around to attack. [[spoiler:There's also an Aurum enemy with four deflector shields, and a type of Centurion with a shield that can be broken.]]
* ShiftingSandLand / UnderTheSea / SlippySlideyIceWorld: Surprisingly, Chapter 7 is all of these.
* ShootTheBullet: Every weapon has a certain 'shot cancellation' value. Those of higher value will cancel out those of lower value, but enough lower-value shots will eventually cancel out higher-value ones. In Solo mode, however, Pit's shots and enemy shots completely ignore each other, passing through each other unaffected. [[OhMyGods And may]] [[spoiler:[[OhMyGods Hades]]]] [[OhMyGods have mercy on your soul]] if you make the mistake of firing a charged shot from your six-star-range club at a reflector, be you in Solo or Together mode, because you ''will not'' be able to cancel it out and reflected shots move ''fast''.
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/KidIcarusUprising It has its own page.]]
* ShowSomeLeg: Palutena.
* SiegeEngines:
** In the ''Thanatos Rising'' first short, the humans have something that looks like a mix of the Trojan Horse and an AT-AT walker. Thanatos hijacks one to take out the rest and then gave it wings and heads for the town.
** [[spoiler:After the time-skip, Palutena's Army has barricades equipped with catapults and machine guns, and the Underworld Army has flying mini-castles.]]
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Pit's song goes, "You gotta stay upbeat, upbeat, upbeat, or you're gonna be dead meat, dead meat, dead meat."
* SinisterGeometry: [[spoiler:Several of the Aurum enemy types.]]
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The two animated shorts centering on Palutena feature a surprising amount of physical comedy at her expense.
* SlasherSmile: Medusa in Studio4C's short.
* {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}}: Despite how funny ''Uprising'' is, the plot leans back and forth between the two. On one hand, you have Pit, whose idealist nature to destroy evil and protect the humans would seem to shine in this type of game. On the other hand, everyone else seems to have the opinion that either {{Humans are The Real Monsters}} or {{God is Evil}}. [[spoiler:And then you get to Chapter 18...]]
* SniperRifle: The Staff weapon class fills this role for the most part.
** The straightest example is the Flintlock Staff. It's called a staff, but it's actually a gun, plain and simple. It looks like a Flintlock rifle, hence the name, but clearly has a sniper sight attached. It also has the most potential for damage of all the staves, but has almost no melee damage or movement speed, forcing you to pick a perfect spot to pick off your enemies before they find you.
* SniperDuel: Possible in Chapter 6 if you bring a Staff and Dark Pit decides to hang out on top of a mountain, though it's laughably easy because he's mostly stationary while you (should be) taking advantage of the game mechanics to avoid his shots.
** Like other shooters, this is possible in multiplayer. Bonus points if both participants are using the Flintlock Staff, as it follows the trope to the letter in a game where it would otherwise be out of place.
* SomeKindOfForceField: [[spoiler:When Palutena is possessed by Chaos Kin, her temple in Skyworld is protected by one to keep Pit out.]]
* SoulPower: Souls are treated like a natural resource in this game, [[spoiler:this is apparent when Hades reveals that the Underworld Army is produced from souls]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: Apparently, the [[spoiler:floating military base of homicidal aliens]] sounds like [[spoiler:a well structured funk tune]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8jOXNoQaeI]]. (Link contains spoilers.)
* SpaceIsAnOcean: Literally. Space actually is an ocean called the Galactic Sea, where the constellations are held and {{Space Pirate}}s steal them.
** Then somehow averted in Chapter 17, where the ocean is nowhere to be found in space.
* SpeaksInBinary: [[spoiler:Aurum Pyrrhon, who spells out "KILL" in binary when you first meet him.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Most names were left unchanged from the classic game, even if they were originally mistranslated. "Tanatos", however, gets an in-game update to match the mythical God of Death.
-->'''Thanatos:''' I go by Thanatos now. The H stands for [[LargeHam hamaaaazing!]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Uprising's'' multiplayer feels like a 3D ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', due to its emphasis on fast-paced action and unpredictability, with some ideas from team-based shooters thrown in for good measure.
** The aerial gameplay segments are extremely reminiscent of ''VideoGame/StarFox'' and the on-foot gameplay shares some similarities with ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''. The aerial segments of Chapter 5 are basically one big long ''VideoGame/StarFox'' homage, taking the player through a polygonal space-station-esque place then briefly into outerspace.
** ''SeriousSam'', another game involving the player taking down waves of enemies, was probably an influence on the ground sections.
** Before being revealed at E3 2010, it was rumored to be a scrapped Kirby game (as later found out with Return to Dream Land, but then proven false with Uprising).
* SpritePolygonMix: Almost everything in the game is rendered in 3D. Food items are 2D sprites, though, like in other Sakurai games.
* StandardStatusEffects: A full assortment of nasty effects that you can suffer from or inflict on your opponents with the right weapons or powers, including Poison, Burning, Paralysis (jerky movement making it difficult to dodge), Shaking (jiggling your aiming reticle to disrupt your aim), Confusion, Freezing, Petrification (which tends to last longer than Freezing, but you take less damage while petrified), and Weakening (your lifebar shrinks by half, making you take double damage from everything). And let's not forget the dreaded Eggplant or Tempura Curse...
* StealthBasedMission: Chapter 4 has sections where you have to avoid the Reapers, even having little alcoves to hide in.
* StealthPun:
** The title. Uprising: Medusa revolts and Pit flies.
** When Pit gets his TranquilFury on, he [[spoiler:tells Hades to "go home"]]. Or rather, [[spoiler:to go to Hell]].
** Pyrrhon eventually manages [[spoiler:to take control of the Aurum continents, but because of that he ends up losing his own will, and being turned into a puppet at their service]]. Could you chalk that up as a... PyrrhicVictory?
* TheStinger: On the screen after the credits with the feather, wait a few minutes, and you'll hear [[spoiler:Hades [[NoFourthWall destroy the remains of the fourth wall]], [[LampshadeHanging hang a few lampshades]], and threaten to delete your save file (which he doesn't)]].
* StopHelpingMe: Parodied InUniverse:
-->Pandora: Hand-holding is '''strictly''' prohibited!
* StopPokingMe: Tap the Fiend's Cauldron enough, and it'll get mad and turn it's "back" to you.
* StartOfDarkness: The subject of Studio4C's short is Medusa's FaceHeelTurn and her banishment to the Underworld.
* StoryArc: The whole game is organized into story arcs, each one headed by an ArcVillain. Chapters 1-9 form the Medusa arc. Chapters 11-14 form the [[spoiler:Viridi]] arc. Chapters 15-17 form the [[spoiler:Aurum]] arc. Chapters 18-21 form the [[spoiler:Chaos Kin]] arc. Chapters 22-[[spoiler:25]] form the GrandFinale arc.
* StoryToGameplayRatio: In the evens, since the bulk of the story is told while the gameplay is actually going on, mostly averting conventional cutscenes.
* SuperPersistentPredator: According to their profile, once you anger a Clobbler it will take him three days to calm down and stop pursuing you.
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: The Drink of the Gods, which usually appear right before boss battles.
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler:Hades eats Pit whole in chapter 23.]]
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* TacticalSuicideBoss:
** Thanatos in his "Urn" form.
** [[spoiler:Viridi ends up doing this big time in Chapter 12, as the shield around the Reset Bomb Pod can only be destroyed by knocking the guards she keeps sending at you into the trench surrounding it.]]
** [[spoiler:The Chaos Kin in the Possessed Palutena battle. He hides behind Palutena every now and then, even being able to attack that way, but also flies around freely for Pit to shoot it.]]
** [[spoiler:Arlon to an extent once the stage is covered in darkness. Many of his attacks give away his position very clearly.]]
* TakenForGranite: The "Petrification" status ailment. [[spoiler:Palutena is turned to stone when the Chaos Kin takes her soul.]]
* TakeThat:
-->'''Pit:''' Where are we?
-->'''Palutena:''' The Hall of Marvelous Moving Walls.
-->'''Pandora:''' Your delivery stinks. Say it with ''feeling''. This isn't public radio, you know!
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Present with many pre-boss cutscenes, but subverted when [[spoiler:Phosphora]] attacks Pit during an attempted InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. Averted during play, where conversation not only doesn't interrupt the action, but particular actions (usually triggering different dialogue) can cause said talking to cease.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Magnus.
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:Literally with Arlon's base, the Lunar Sanctum]].
-->Palutena: You see the moon?
-->Pit: Yeah, really pretty tonight.
-->Palutena: And what about that? [[spoiler:The camera pans to a second moon.]]
-->Pit: Like I said, [[spoiler:they're]] pretty...
* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: A chapter's air battle and land battle themes are more often than not variations of each other.
* TheTease: Nearly every female character, especially Palutena and Phosphora.
* TheThemeParkVersion: Of GreekMythology, even more so than before.
* TheThreeTrials: [[spoiler:The entirety of Chapter 24; the chapter title itself is named "The Three Trials".]] [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded, naturally.]]
-->[[spoiler:Dyntos]]: Did you forget [[spoiler:[[NoFourthWall the name of this chapter?]]]]
-->Pit: Wasn't it "The One Trial" or something?
-->[[spoiler:Dyntos]]: You're a couple trials short, sonny!
* TimeLimitBoss: Hewdraw has to be defeated quickly due to the five-minute time limit on the Power of Flight. (If it isn't defeated, Palutena finishes it off for you, but you won't get points for it.)
** The soul-eating-monster in chapter 22 just leaves if you take too long to kill it.
* TimeSkip: [[spoiler:Three years have passed between Chapters 17 and 18]].
* TinTyrant: [[RedBaron Dark]] [[EvilOverlord Lord]] [[http://images.wikia.com/nintendo/en/images/e/e2/Dark_Lord_Gaol.png Gaol]], who dons some rather spiffy armor with a BadassCape and SpikesOfVillainy.
* ToiletHumor:
-->"[[spoiler:Viridi]]: There are some latrines that need to be cleaned, private!"
** The same character also warns Pit to be careful when bathing in a hot spring found within an [[spoiler:Aurum]] base, in case it might be ''some other yellow liquid''.
** Tons of it are, naturally, made by [[spoiler:Hades]] while you're [[spoiler:inside him]].
* TooFastToStop: If Pit has too many buffs to his speed active (like using the already speed-enhancing claw weapons with a further speed boost, then getting Mercury's Sandals), particularly in areas that don't have an InvisibleWall blocking off a bottomless pit, this can pop up.
* TooMuchInformation: Pit says the acronym for this when addressing Arlon about his... loins.
-->'''Pit''': TMI! No one wants to hear about your loins.
* TranquilFury: While Pit normally has a fiery, passionate personality, when [[spoiler:Hades mockingly tells Pit that he'll have to likely kill the possessed Lady Palutena]], Pit doesn't have any kind of snappy comment. He just calmly, and bluntly tells him to go home.
** Which, [[MythologyGag for added fun]], is Pit literally telling him to ''go to hell''.
* {{Troll}}: [[spoiler:Hades, who loves the ChestMonster so much that he still puts several in Pit's path during an EnemyMine situation. Then there's the incident with the seed solely to provoke a war.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Viridi]] is a Type A. {{Lampshaded}} in Chapter 16.
-->"[[spoiler:Viridi]]: Don't get the wrong idea, Pit. I'm not here to help you. It's just in my best interest to keep you alive for now!"
-->"Palutena: Aw... It looks like Little Miss Cactus has a soft spot for Pit."
** In the Japanese version, Palutena outright calls her this. She responds with even more Tsunderish lines.
* TurnsRed: The boss of Chapter 23, [[spoiler:the Heart of Hades gains a red aura when you damage it enough. Not only does it move much faster, it will also be actively pursuing you.]]
* UndergroundMonkey: Some of the more common Underworld enemies come in multiple variations later on, such as [[spoiler:Aurum and Cellular versions]]. Some of [[spoiler:the Forces of Nature]] are clear riffs on Underworld enemies as well.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: [[spoiler:Chapter 18. In order, you take control of a little girl, a dog, and Magnus.]]
* UnexpectedShmupLevel:
** In Chapter 18, the flight segment takes place at the end after [[spoiler:Magnus-Pit beats Pit's body]], instead of the beginning.
** [[spoiler:Chapter 20 starts with a VerticalScrollingShooter section instead of a RailShooter section.]]
** Chapter 22 is, aside from the boss fight, entirely an air battle. [[spoiler:Viridi]] is [[LampshadeHanging disappointed.]]
* UniqueEnemy: There is exactly one [[spoiler:Cellular Shildeen]] in the entire game.
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Viridi.]] Though she presents herself as another antagonist, there is never a direct confrontation between her and Pit. Even [[spoiler:Magnus]] gets to take a swing at our angelic hero while fighting together with [[spoiler:Dark Lord Gaol, who now has a perfectly normal voice compared to the one first heard in Chapter 2, where you fight her.]]
* TheUnpronouncable:
** The SpacePirate Captain's true name is impossible for human tongues to pronounce.
** The names of the [[spoiler:Aurum]] are unpronouncable, so Palutena gives them names that are close approximations.
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Donating Hearts to the Offering screen. These do absolutely nothing to help your game [[SincerityMode (which the game reminds you of each time you visit the screen)]], but rumors have arisen.
* VacuumMouth: [[spoiler:Hades in chapter 23]], in which [[spoiler:Hades sucks up Pit and [[SwallowedWhole swallows him whole]]]]. Pandora also has an attack like this, as does one of the regular enemies.
** The Underworld enemy Shelbo uses this as its method of attack.
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: Of sorts - several weapons are based off of bosses, and these cannot be found or purchased until that boss is defeated. Some (like the Twinbellows Cannon) simply require beating the boss in question, while others require more difficult tasks accomplished through [[UnlockableContent the Treasure Hunt]]. Also, Dark Pit takes Pandora's powers after both he and Pit defeat her.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: The game always rewards you for destroying Underworld and [[spoiler:Forces of Nature]] troops. Even when [[spoiler:you're supposed to be working with them.]] Make no mistake, Pit only looks like a kind little angel.
* VillainBeatingArtifact: The Three Sacred Treasures are needed to defeat Medusa. [[spoiler:Pit later tries to use them to kill Hades, but Hades blasts them into nothingness. Pit then went to Dyntos to receive the Great Sacred Treasure, which fared much better, albeit also getting totaled in the process.]]
* VillainsOutShopping: When you find a hot spring, you sometimes see enemies chilling out there. The Reapers even have their own designated hot spring... [[GrimyWater which happens to be poisonous.]]
** The reason why the Great Reaper starts off looking like every other reaper is explained in the idol: it enjoys shrinking itself down to take relaxing walks around the fortress.
* VoicesInOneRoom: While most of the voice actors recorded their lines separately, Pit and Palutena's voice actors recorded many of their lines together.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Gaol has this. [[spoiler:Turns out it's just a synthetic voice made to hide the fact that Gaol is really a human woman. It no longer hides the female part of her voice in Chapter 24, where you have to fight her and Magnus as the second of three trials to prove yourself worthy of using the Great Sacred Treasure.]]
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* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Hades.]] Showing up as early as Chapter 9, and being a particularly memorable character, it's hard to discuss the game without revealing that [[spoiler:Medusa isn't the BigBad at all.]]
** [[spoiler:Viridi shows up only two chapters later and is also a fairly prominent character from that point on.]]
** Talking about the [[spoiler:NUMBER OF CHAPTERS]] can be a spoiler.
* WaveMotionGun: The Mega Laser power.
** [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure]] has one, as first demonstrated in Chapter [[spoiler:24]], and it covers most of the arena you're fighting in to prove your worthiness of wielding it. [[spoiler:If you're in the kill area when it goes off, you see the screen flash bright white, [[OneHitKill only to cut directly to the "I'M FINISHED!" screen without a word.]]]]
** [[spoiler:In Chapter 25, Hades demolishes the Great Sacred Treasure near the end, and the only usable thing that's left is the WaveMotionGun. The very end forces you to carry it with a slow movement speed, dodging Hades' [[FrickinLaserBeams Laser]] BeamSpam in the air while Palutena slowly charges it up for the finishing blow]].
** [[spoiler:The Lunar Sanctum opens up to reveal one.]]
** The Daybreak Gun in Together Mode.
* WeaponOfChoice: Pit (and yourself, in multiplayer) can wield nine different kinds of weapons: [[CoolSword Blades]], [[EnergyBow Bows]], [[{{BFG}} Cannons]], [[CarryABigStick Clubs]], [[WolverineClaws Claws]], [[PowerPalms Palms]], [[MagicStaff Staffs]], [[ArmCannon Arms]], and [[AttackDrone Orbitars]].
* WesternZodiac: There are 9 weapon and 3 powers based on it. It also appears on your file when selecting your birthday.
* WhamEpisode: This game has several, notably [[spoiler:Chapter 18]].
** WhamLine: [[spoiler:"Yesterday"? Try ''[[TimeSkip THREE YEARS]]'', buddy!]]
** Also, [[spoiler:"How's this for starters? [[FaceHeelTurn You've become the enemy of mankind!"]]]]
* WidgetSeries
* WildCard: Dark Pit.
* WingedHumanoid: Pit and Dark Pit.
* WingsDoNothing: Pit is incapable of flight, and Palutena [[spoiler:or Viridi]] has to [[EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity personally]] [[SupernaturalAid bestow]] the "Miracle of Flight" upon him, in order to let him fly for 5 minutes at a time.
** Pink-colored powers allow Pit to jump, glide and briefly fly in land battles as well, though it's uncertain whether his wings have anything to do with it.
** The Pegasus Wings allow Pit to fly for an unlimited amount of time. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he only gets the chance to use it in the Medusa battle in Chapter 9. Justified by Palutena, who says that after 25 years the wings may not be all that reliable anymore.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted with Dark Pit. He can fly indefinitely, but only because he stole Pandora's powers. After he loses them, he becomes flightless just like his counterpart.]]
* WolverineClaws: The Claws weapon class.
* WombLevel: [[spoiler:The setting for Chapter 23 - Hades swallows Pit.]]
* WomanInWhite: Palutena, [[RuleOfSymbolism further cementing her status as the Goddess of Light]].
* WorfBarrage: Viridi drops a Reset bomb on [[spoiler:Aurum Pyrrhon.]] It doesn't take.
* WorldOfHam[=/=]WorldOfSnark: So much you feel like they've been watching Creator/JossWhedon shows for reference.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Magnus is the strongest of the human race.
* WouldHurtAChild: {{Defied}} by ''the game itself'' of all things. Think about it: after Chapter [[spoiler:14]] when it looks like the final battle with [[spoiler:the Forces of Nature]] is coming up, Earth is hit with [[spoiler:an ''alien invasion'']]. And after that's settled, [[spoiler:the Chaos Kin]] hijacks the plot. And after ''that'' Palutena's Army and [[spoiler:the Forces of Nature]] wind up being [[EnemyMine allies of sorts]], and despite [[spoiler:Viridi's]] still-obvious [[KillAllHumans hatred of humanity]] things... [[KarmaHoudini never really pick up where they left off]]. And the line in Chapter [[spoiler:14]] before all this happened, right at the end? [[spoiler:"I'm coming for you next, Viridi!"]] After Pit says that line, it's as if the story throws one progressively more absurd curve ball after another at him just so Nintendo won't have to show a fight involving Pit beating up [[spoiler:a little girl. Even though that little girl is really the Goddess of Nature that has quite possibly lived since the beginning of the Earth.]]
* WritingAroundTrademarks: Subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] during the tutorial, when Palutena misremembers a title as [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Bash Sisters]], but Pit doesn't hesitate to correct her.
* XMeetsY:
** VideoGame/SpaceHarrier meets VideoGame/StarFox meets VideoGame/SinAndPunishment with a mix of GreekMythology.
** The weapon system is a combination of Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'s GottaCatchEmAll mentality and breeding chains, VideoGame/TeamFortress2's crafting and RandomDrops, VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'s randomized features and stats, and Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei's demon fusion.
* XanatosGambit: [[spoiler: The Wish Seed episode. Palutena figures out halfway through that the titular item is a fake planted ([[IncrediblyLamePun ahem]]) by Hades. If they go after it, they are forced to kill the Phoenix, which will send up a beacon visible to the rest of the world, implying that the seed has been stolen -- so everyone will go to war after it. However, the Phoenix is ticked that everyone's going after it, so it's rampaging, and a lot of people are going to die anyway. Kill the Phoenix or not, Hades wins.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair:
** Palutena (green; also a case of CurtainsMatchTheWindow).
** [[spoiler:Amazon Pandora (blue)]].
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: [[spoiler:Hades' usurping Medusa as the BigBad after the latter's defeat in Chapter 9. Prior to said chapter, there are only a few hints that Medusa is not pulling the strings.]]
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