The leader of Palutena's personal guard: though he is young, he is the greatest warrior angel in Palutena's forces. While Pit has wings, they're just for decoration. Usually he can't fly—it's a bit of a touchy subject.
A Father to His Men: A sequence of dialogue in chapter 17 shows that he values the centurions' lives more than his own, and perhaps more impressively, the feeling is mutual.
Almighty Janitor: Granted he makes use of weapons when not all of his opponents do, but he's still a servant of the gods that takes them on (including his boss) and wins.
Only in terms of the Gods he's fighting against. In the idol text and dialog, he's mentioned to be Captain of the Guard.
And I Must Scream: In one chapter he's stuck in a ring with no way to move or communicate with the outside world and the only way to get help is to hope someone grabs the ring so he can control them. Pit was very lucky that Magnus didn't leave the ring behind.
Badass Adorable: He may not be able to fly on his own, but that hasn't stopped him from taking on entire armies by himself. In addition, he's literally gone through hell and back (as well as earth and space).
Magnus notes that Pit is basically the only member of Palutena's army who can pull his own weight.
Badass Boast: His rally cries are meant to be this, but they don't really impress anyone. However, he can give some pretty good ones such as the one to Medusa and Hades.
Colonel Badass: There are multiple references in the game that Pit is one of the higher-ups in Palutena's army. He also notes during the Chaos Kin arc, when replacement Mission Control Viridi acts like he's enlisted under her and commands him to clean latrines, that he's a commissioned officer. Possibly a Four-Star Badass instead; it's not shown if anyone besides Palutena outranks Pit.
Took a Level in Badass: Shown if you clear Chapter 9 without using the three treasures. In the first one, Pit could only take down Medusa with the three sacred treasures. In Uprising, he can take her down without them.
Beat Them at Their Own Game: A fun trick players can do is have Pit beat a boss with the matching weapon. (Beat Twinbellows with the Twinbellows Cannon, Gaol with the Gaol Blade, Hewdraw with the Hewdraw Club, etc.)
Berserk Button: Insulting Palutena will make him angry. Hurting Palutena will make him furious.The Chaos Kin learned this the hard way.
Beware the Nice Ones: He's a friendly little angel and quick to wisecrack and joke, but if he's given a reason he can and he will kick your ass. And damn if he doesn't make it look awesome.
Body Horror: When Pit is turned into an eggplant or tempura it comes off as this given that he only has legs and can't really fight back. To make matters worse, he can be eaten alive if he's a tempura.
Being stuck in a ring. That is all.
Body Surf: In Chapter 18, Pit goes from a little girl, to a dog, to Magnus before he manages to reunite with his own body.
Break the Cutie:Chapter 18.Pit's entire faith in Angel Land and fighting for justice is destroyed in a blink of an eye, the people that considered him Captain are now attacking him, and the Brainwashed and Crazy Palutena calls him a "puppet" and says she doesn't want to deal with him anymore. He gets over it (for the most part) in the next chapter, but it doesn't change the fact that those words will probably stick with him for a long time.
It gets worse. Chapter 19, Hades and Viridi constantly lay the smack down of insults on him, and without Palutena to support him, Pit progressively gets quieter with the chapter (but he does get louder when he's asking Viridi if he's at the top of the tower yet). And then comes Chapter 20, where some of his insecurities are let loose as Palutena continues to berate him for being useless and naive. When he finally saves her from the Chaos Kin, though, he has to watch as her soul is ripped out of her and she turns to stone. And when he spends chapter 21 trying to get it back and succeeds with the help of Dark Pit, the Chaos Kin wanted to make sure Pit suffered and tried to take Dark Pit down with him. Pit's response is to dive in and save him, causing his wings to burn up in the process. And even though chapter 23 treats Pit's Sanity Slippage moment lightly, given what happened in the previous chapters, it's not hard to think he actually lost it.
Broken Angel: His wings burn up in Chapter 21, when he saves Dark Pit from Chaos Kin.
Palutena: That's not all I can see, Pit. I can also see what's in your heart. Pit: Oh... heh heh. That's really... something... Palutena: So you'd better not be thinking about anything... naughty. Pit: What?! How did you— Palutena: Just kidding! Seriously, reading hearts through laurel crowns? Pit:I know... I was... also kidding...
The Japanese version has Pit admitting that he is a pervert... just a little bit.
Cross-Dressing Voices: In both the English and Japanese versions of Brawl. Averted in the English dub of Uprising.
Funny Background Event: Whilst Dyntos is discussing how he added more monsters than necessary to Palutena at the end of Chapter 24, Pit is flying the Great Sacred Treasure in the background... only to then crash on the ground.
Genre Savvy: Very much so in Uprising, to the point where he kind of expects what happens next. And even when Magnus tells him not to open a chest because it's a trap, Pit simply says he can't help himself.
Go Mad from the Isolation: Starts to show shades of this in chapter 23. He even points out that he needs to escape before he loses it.
Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: His doing this in Chapter 23 makes if very clear that the Gods constant deriding of him is having a negative effect, because during this time when he's inside Hades and thus cut off from them, he subs himself in for them because of how used he is to their banter. His Viridi impersonation is an obvious mockery, but his Palutena impersonation is disturbingly accurate in wording.
Hot-Blooded: And how! In one particular moment Magnus gives him advice on how to proceed tactically, while Pit in his hot blooded glory just goes in guns blazing (it's almost Lampshading the nature of the game).
Hypercompetent Sidekick: He's essentially Palutena's Number Two with all that it entails and he's very, very good at his job despite his goofy and dorky personality.
In the Name of the Moon: Pit does this a whole lot in complete adoration to all that is Palutena and light beating darkness, and even his special idol description says that he practiced to make one. Parodied a few times as well. Special mention goes to his speech with Pandora which features an over-the-top sequence that even has him sweep his hair with Bishie Sparkle.
Pit: Pandora! Underling of Medusa floating before me! It's time for you to atone for your crimes! I am Pit, servant of the Goddess of Light! And You! Are! History!
You shut your mouth, Medusa! Lady Palutena is nothing like you! Who turns people to stone? Who poisons rivers? Who reduces cities to rubble? And who is leading the Underworld invasion of the land and heavens?! Not Lady Palutena! You're the one responsible for all this, Medusa!
Pit: Yeah! A treasure box! Magnus: That's clearly a trap. Think about it. Who would leave treasure just lying about outside? Pit (at player's behest): *Opens treasure box. Monsters appear.* Magnus: What is wrong with you? Pit: If there's a treasure box, I open it! I can't help it! Magnus: OK, we'll see how long you'll survive with that strategy!
Older than They Look: In the first game he's a trained soldier, yet in Uprising, which takes place a full 25 years later, he's still practically a teenager. Sakurai even tweeted Pit's body is that of a 13 year old's.
One-Man Army: While Medusa/Hades and Viridi send in hordes of monsters to attack, Palutena just sends in Pit. She does have plenty of Centurions, but they're all so weak that Pit is basically the main muscle of her army. He's just that good.
Pit Can Breathe In Space: Though it's never explained if he can actually breathe while in space. It's entirely possible that Palutena's magic helps him. It should be noted, however, that he cannot breathe underwater as he was very adverse about holding his breath during Chapter 7
Power Dyes Your Hair: In the first game Pit's hair starts off light brown, becomes green at 2 strength, purple at 3, dark brown at 4, and blue at 5. In the best ending, his hair goes back to being light brown in his adult form, and it stays that colour regardless of strength in every other game.
Sanity Slippage: Played with and defied. During Chapter 23, Pit starts talking to himself and acts like he is on the verge of losing his mind... but, at the end of his rant, he lampshades how he needs to get out of Hades before he REALLY goes crazy.
Tranquil Fury: Only demonstrates this once and that's in chapter 20 when Hades mockingly gives the very real suggestion that he may have to kill the possessed Palutena. His response is to calmly, bluntly tell Hades to go home... or in other words, to go to Hell.
Twenty-Four-Hour Armor: He tells Magnus he never takes off his uniform. Even while bathing. Ew. Apparently, it saves on laundry!
Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Dark Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
Wings Do Nothing: Played with. By default, Pit can't fly — as a result, his wings are merely decorative and, at most, can slow his fall (Of Myths and Monsters). However, he can fly if he uses one of the Three Sacred Treasures or the Power of Flight. Also, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he has temporary flight as his third jump.
It's implied that they may contain his lifeforce, or at least that he can't live without them. When he burns his wings to the bone, it nearly kills him. Part of the reason Palutena wants to heal him so badly is certainly that he loved to fly and wanted nothing more than to fly on his own, but it seems like having burnt wings is quite literally killing him and the only way to save him is to restore his wings.
"Despite the Underworld invasion, the people haven't given up hope!"
The goddess of light and ruler of Skyworld, Palutena goes to great lengths to protect her people, and those who dwell on the surface lands below.
And I Must Scream: She suffered under the Chaos Kin's control for three years, being unable to control her body while her soul was constantly under threat of being consumed.
Badass: Distress Ball aside, she is still a very powerful Goddess and has no qualms with demonstrating it. The best example is during Chapter 3 of Uprising when Hewdraw is flying up to directly attack Skyworld: if Pit takes too long to bring it down, Palutena creates a giant column of light to oneshot it.
Expy: Of the Greek goddess of wisdom Athena, right down to her to immature Good Is Not Nice attitude.
Extreme Omnivore: Similar to Pit, it's implied she'll eat anything. She even makes jokes about how the idea of Pit being turned to a crisp from the lightning might sound delicious, but that she would pull him out of the area where the lightning struck.
It's also demonstrated in Palutena's Revolting Dinner where despite the fact that the carrots have been overdosed with her rejuvenation potion and are now sentient, she still intends to eat them.
Fantastic Nuke: Her Palutena Glam Buster or the Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser which she uses to finish off Hewdraw.
Fashionable Asymmetry: Subtle, but there; she's only wearing a stocking on her left leg and her right leg wrap is VERY slightly different from her left leg wrap.
The Gad Fly: Uprising has her messing with Pit non-stop. Her pranks range from not warning Pit when she's going to speed his wings up to deliberately using him as bait to lure out one of the Hewdraw heads (again not surprising since she's based on Athena). Hell, there's a little comic for the post-game option of turning off all dialogue:
Pit: I'm in trouble here, Lady Palutena! Palutena:(serene smile)You can do it, Pit.
Good Is Not Nice: According to the other Gods and Goddesses, Palutena isn't really the nicest of them all as Pit makes her out to be. Given that she is a gad fly and some of her actions are questionable, it's not hard to see why everyone is wary of her. Though she's still much more pleasant than the other gods.
Hero's Muse: Most of what keeps Pit going is his devotion to her. He even outright admits that the reason he fights is because of her. Whether this is an idealistic sort of hero worship or if he just has a crush on her is left largely to the viewer's imagination - there's evidence for either, or both.
King of All Cosmos: She can certainly dip into this, and many other characters tend to point out when she screws up/teases too much/acts hypocritical. Her apotheosis of this is seen whenever she cooks.
Large Ham: Well, more of a small ham when compared to everyone else, Pit included. Her attempts at it sound decidedly more forced than the rest, meaning you'll either be laughing or facepalming in response.
Lethal Chef: Figuratively and literally inPalutena's Revolting Dinner.
Though nothing in the short actually suggests she's a bad chef. Just a little too easily distracted while handling powerful potions.
My God, What Have I Done?: After being saved from the Chaos Kin, the expression she has clearly says this. Especially when Pit nearly gives up his life for Dark Pit, burning his wings up in the process.
Mysterious Waif: Interestingly, her rare AR card idol mentions that her history and motivations are little known. Even in Uprising she gets some questions that she doesn't answer truthfully.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: There is virtually nothing this girl can't pull out of her bag of tricks. It's basically Power of (insert whatever power the plot needs here.)
Not so Above It All: For a goddess who rules over a mystical land, she sure doesn't act like it, if Uprising or the tie-in animes are any indication. This is no surprise given that she's based on Athena.
The Smart Girl: She's one of the smartest Goddesses out there, according to the others. And it shows: she has information on (almost) every single enemy, and she's very rational in comparison to the other Gods. Then again, she is based on Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom.
Averted in Uprising, particularly at the end of the Aurum arc.
Red Shirt Army: These guys die so much that even Palutena jokes about it.
Taken for Granite: In the original, Medusa turned them all into stone. In order to get them back, Pit had to use a hammer to free them.
Undying Loyalty: To Pit. Especially shown during the Aurum arc where despite knowing full well they would probably be killed, they still helped Pit defeat the Aurum.
Wings Do Nothing: Averted, despite how tiny they are. No wonder Pit is upset about being unable to fly on his own.
Wrestler in All of Us: In Uprising, the Strongarm Centurions are capable of powerbombing Pit and Magnus when they appear as enemies in Chapter 18 and 20, although they can't grab you while you're in the middle of a melee combo.
A mysterious black-winged angel. He can soar through the skies without being granted the power of flight — and seems determined to face Pit in battle.
Adorkable: He's no different from his light counterpart.
Anti-Hero: Type 3 at first. Later matures into a type 1.
Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: As a manifestation of the darkness in Pit's heart, Dark Pit represents some of the traits Pit keeps to himself - such as a rather arrogant personality and his thrill for battle, which for Dark Pit goes beyond being Hot-Blooded into being an arrogant Blood Knight (Or at least at first)
Badass Adorable: Like his light counterpart, he can kick ass, as shown in chapter 9 when he literally falcon kicks the mini boss at the beginning when Pit can't do any damage with the Sacred Treasures.
Ironically in the Japanese version, kicking the enemy actually resulted in him being injured instead of coming out with no scratches like in the English version.
Black and Grey Morality: Unlike Pit, who sees the world in black and white, he sees things in black and grey. While the Underworld Army are indeed the villains, the Gods they serve aren't any better. He even calls the Gods out on how they treat the world with their powers and place the blame on humans.
Palutena: Pittoo just isn't happy unless he's fighting someone. Dark Pit: You say that like's a bad thing!
And earlier in Chapter 9:
Pit: What are you doing here?
Dark Pit: The same thing you're doing, pummeling Underworld fools. I'm just way better at it.
Palutena: Maybe you also sensed that Pit could use your help.
Dark Pit: Don't make me laugh. Now enough talky talk! There's fighting to be done!
Blue Oni: To Pit's Red Oni most of the time, though he has dipped into Red Oni territory in some instances.
Parodied in this dialouge
Pit: Why are you all doom and gloom all the time Pittoo?
Dark Pit: I think a better question is why are YOU so annoyingly cheerful?
Pit: I'm not annoying! I'm positive.
Palutena:(while singing) You gotta stay upbeat, upbeat, upbeat!
Pit: (while singing) Or you'll be deadmeat, deadmeat, deadmeat!
Dark Pit: ...Like I said, ANNOYING.
Break the Haughty: According to Chapter 21, the reason for Dark Pit switching sides is because he found out that he can't live without Pit. He won't go into details on what happened to him while Pit was in the ring, but it wasn't pleasant, to say the least. Pit nearly dying for his sake is enough for him to fully switch sides and be Pit's ally.
Butt Monkey: He may be the Shadow Archetype of Pit, but that doesn't make him immune to the abuse his alter ego suffers. Almost every character refers to him as Pittoo, and Pit kicks his ass several times over the course of the game.
Dynamic Entry: In Chapter 9, he charges in from out of nowhere to deliver a literal flying kick to the Underworld Gatekeeper, dropping the boss that Pit was struggling to damage even with the Three Sacred Treasures. Palutena notes that "face-kicking isn't usually this effective."
In Chapter 20, he comes out of nowhere to slam the Lightning Chariot into the closing portal to the Chaos Vortex, expanding it for him and Pit to enter.
Evil Twin: Starts off as one toward Pit, but subverted midway through when he switches sides.
Good Is Not Nice: He may share Pit's sense of justice, but he's nowhere as nice as him due to his fierce indepenent streak and his tendency to speak his mind. Especially shown during the Chaos Kin boss battle where if you hit him by accident, he'll hit back.
Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has dark teal wings (although they appear black in different lighting, or when he's using Pandora's powers to fly), in contrast with Pit's white wings. Slightly averted, as he merely has black angel wings, as opposed to the batlike wings normally associated with evil (possible to show his Wild Card nature).
Hot-Blooded: A more subdued version, but it's still there.
Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Implied during the Chaos Kin arc. His soul is needed to revive the Chaos Kin according to the ash idol (and Viridi states that the Chaos Kin only went after the purest of souls), and according to Hades, Dark Pit's soul isn't your average one. Given that he's the manifestation of Pit's heart and being neutral at worse, it's quite justified that this trait be passed over.
Jerkass Has a Point: It's really difficult to disagree with him when he calls Palutena and Viridi out on how they abuse the world with their powers and blame it on humans. Even Palutena somewhat agrees with him.
Multi-Melee Master: Much like Pit. In Chapter 6, he can be seen wielding a Blade, Club, Staff, Palm, Cannon, and Bow. He will also be seen using whatever weapon Pit has on him when he breaks the Mirror of Truth, and in Chapter 22, he is playable, and can use any weapon in your inventory. After Chapter 6, he seems to settle into using a Silver Bow for land battle and a variant of the First Blade that shoots darkness in air battles.
Not Distracted by the Sexy: His reaction to seeing Amazon Pandora is that of confusion given that he doesn't stop attacking her and isn't convinced that's the real Pandora, whereas Palutena and Viridi are shocked and Hades is silent from the revelation.
"Pittoo" also serves as onomatopoeia for the sound of someone spitting, which makes his Embarrassing Nickname more insulting than other versions. Hades exaggerates it into the downright childish "Pitooey".
Recurring Boss: Fought four times throughout the game, and his chapter has five different scenarios with three randomly selected each time you play.
Simple Staff: One of his many weapons of choice. While he uses a Bow for most of the game, it's notable that there is a weapon called the Dark Pit Staff. Of course, since staffs are considered sniping weapons in Uprising, he ends up fitting a different trope. In Chapter 6, one of the possible fights the game sets up with Dark Pit has him sniping at Pit from atop a mountain with his titular staff.
Sixth Ranger Traitor: He was intended to be an Evil Knockoff of Pit that works for the Underworld Army, but he defected right after he was created and eventually goes on to aid Palutena's forces.
Lightning Bruiser: Though he's slightly slower than Pit, he can still move pretty fast. He's also strong enough to take on Underworld monsters by himself.
Nerf: His sword lacks the charged shot that Pit can get (as a club). This means you're forced to fight enemies in close-combat while you're controlling him. The Centurions can be the death of you in the highest difficulties.
People Puppet: Becomes one briefly in chapter 18 when Pit takes control of him.
Idiot Hero: He's very heroic, but also very stupid. Subverted in that his intentions aren't heroic whatsoever. He's still dumb, however, Chessmaster example aside.
Large Ham: One of the biggest ones in the game. Given that Uprising takes place in a World of Ham, this is really saying something.
Leitmotif: He has a theme that plays when he's the focus of the scenes in chapters 15 and 17. The theme that plays during chapter 17 can count as a Dark Reprise since it plays when he hijacks the Aurum.
What the Hell, Hero?: He makes the fight against the Aurum Generator harder than it should be by attacking it with fire, and he just sheepishly mutters something close to "oops" and leaves Pit to fend for himself.
The God of Smithing. He created the Three Sacred Treasures.
All-Powerful Bystander: Is one of, if not the most powerful character in the series, outright stated to be more powerful than even Hades and Palutena. And yet he is content to merely forge weapons and replicas of assorted locations and enemies.
Expy: His role as provider of equipment and his look makes him quite like Zeus from the first two games, and he also tests Pit before giving him his greatest creation.
Reality Warper: Dyntos can, among other things, create replicas of everyone in the game, from enemies to bosses and characters alike. He can even mess with their AI to make them tougher (Such as making an ememy move faster than it normally does). He can even replicate the locations Pit fights them in. He's also capable of replacing Palutena with a clone while putting the real Palutena to sleep despite her being miles away in Skyworld.
Top God: If not necessarily the absolute strongest, he's implied to be more powerful than any other god in the series. In addition, Palutena refers to him as Lord Dyntos, implying a position of high authority.
Then again, if he's based on Hephaestus, it would make sense that he's stronger than the majority of the Gods given he makes the majority of weapons for said Gods and Goddesses and would know their strengths and weaknesses as a result.
Ultimate Blacksmith: Created the weapons in the game, including the Three Sacred Treasures and the Great Sacred Treasure; he's also made perfect copies of every enemy in the game, as well as a few of the bosses Pit has faced thus far.
The Little Girl
A small child who lives in one of the human towns.
One-Hit KO: Its ultimate attack can one-hit kill Pit and most of the arena during the battle against it. At the end of the final battle with Hades, you get to use it yourself to vaporize Hades once and for all.
Knight of Cerebus: Though downplayed, she's the only villain aside from the Chaos Kin to be played dead serious with no comedic elements (Hades is only played serious onscreen). The fact that she's one of the few characters who don't break the fourth wall also helps.
Stationary Boss: Phase two of her three-phase battle in Uprising; Palutena uses a spell to chain her feet to the floor so she'll stop using Teleport Spam. Medusa gets around this later by going One-Winged Angel and throwing her flying head at you.
Taken for Granite: You wouldn't be Medusa if you didn't do this. Strangely, the only time she uses this ability is during the anime short.
Teleport Spam: For such a huge body, she seems to easily teleport all around during her boss fight in Uprising, at least until Palutena manages to chain her to the ground.
Villainous Rescue: In the final portion of the final chapter, Medusa comes out of nowhere and blocks Hades' attack on Pit. She claims that it was because she didn't want to be his puppet anymore, but it was still a huge shocker.
"Welcome to my underworld, Pitty Pat. You too, Pretty Palutena."
The true Lord of the Underworld. Other creatures, such as Medusa, are merely his pawns.
Apple of Discord: Manages to make something that doesn't exist one, as he spreads the rumor about the Wish Seed to get the humans to kill each other.
Arc Villain: For Chapters 10 and 22-25 in Uprising. Even though he's the overriding Big Bad, he doesn't become the direct threat until Medusa is destroyed, and only retains that position for Chapter 10; after that, other Arc Villains constantly override him as the direct threat, which doesn't stop until Chapter 22.
Bad Boss: In contrast to Palutena and Viridi, Hades does not care about his troops in the slightest. He even lets them fight without a commander, claiming they are too stupid to have actual brains, and later kills Medusa for interfering in the final battle.
Berserk Button: Judging from his reactions to Dark Pit vowing to stop him in chapter 22 and Medusa's betrayal in the final battle, he really hates having his rule questioned.
Beware the Silly Ones: While definitely comedic, he's far from harmless, shown especially during Chapter 23 where he destroys the Three Sacred Treausres and actually beats Pit in their first fight.
And though Pit puts up a better fight with the Great Sacred Treasure, Hades still manages to claim the upper hand and destroy it. Had Medusa not pulled a Villainous Rescue, Hades would have killed Pit.
Big Bad: He's the overriding threat of Uprising, being behind the general conflict of the whole game and the one that Pit and Palutena ultimately aim to stop, even though they get sidetracked by other Arc Villains for about half the game.
Bigger Bad: of the first third of Uprising, not being involved directly and only assuming direct control after his Unwitting Pawn, Medusa, is defeated.
Blatant Lies: He claims he wanted to use the (fake) Wish Seed to revive a girl's parents who he killed in a chariot accident, give them cash, and make them royalty... Nobody believes it for a second.
Breath Weapon: Used to destroy the Three Sacred Treasures. Lampshaded by Pit when he says Hades has raunchy breath.
Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a capable strategist and an equally capable fighter, but is extremely lazy and prefers to let others do his dirty work.
Camp Straight/Bi the Way: He also flirts with Palutena, Vridi, and Phosphora, mentions wanting to pick up goddesses with the Lightning Chariot, and in The Stinger talks about how women everywhere are weeping about his godly physique being gone forever.
Curb-Stomp Battle: His first fight with Pit has him destroying the Three Sacred Treasures and mopping the floor with Pit.
Dark Is Evil/Dark Is Not Evil: A mix of both. As the Lord of the Underworld, Hades is dark and evil. But much like in Greek mythology, the title of Lord of the Underworld is not an inherently evil position to hold and is a neccessary one. It's Hades abuse of this position that puts him at odds with the other characters.
Deadpan Snarker: No matter what the situation, Hades always has a wisecrack ready.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He claims that he sees no difference between reincarnation and devouring souls despite the fact that the latter action disrupts the balance. Though knowing him, he probably said that to mess with Pit.
Evil Is Hammy: He's essentially an evil Tim Curry with godly powers.
Extreme Omnivore: Good God, to say nothing of him devouring Pit. When the angel questions how he could punch through his stomach, Hades' response is to devour an assortment of Underworld enemies for him to deal with.
Faux Affably Evil: He acts cheerful, playful, and pleasant most of the time, but he's prone to backhanded comments and snide remarks. Deep down, he's a heartless psychopath whose regard for life is virtually nonexistent.
Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He literally shows up out of nowhere, the only foreshadowing to someone being behind Medusa being that she herself didn't know how she came back from the dead, only revealed when you fight her. He then pops up during the credits and tears off the credit screen before revealing he brought her back. Unlike most other examples, he kinda works since he's less than half way through the game.
Insane Troll Logic: As is fitting his trolling personality. He manages to take Pit's understandable horror at the idea of being defecated out of the Womb Level and somehow warp it into meaning that Pit hates life.
Combat: In terms of fighting prowess, Hades is nigh unstoppable and is shown to be one of the most powerful characters in the game, second only to Dyntos. The Three Sacred Treasures, which were used to slay Medusa, have no effect on him and he destroys them with ease. He also comes close eating Pit alive. And though Pit puts up a better fight with the Great Sacred Treasure, Hades still manages to destroy it and would have nearly killed Pit had it not been for Medusa's Villainous Rescue.
Tactical: In terms of strategy, Hades's Xanatos-Gambit was extremely brilliant. He manages to trick Pit into a situation where no matter the outcome, Hades would win. Once his war started, no matter what Pit or Palutena did, Hades would end up having more souls for his domain. Even when outside forces in the form of the Forces of Nature, the Aurum, and the Chaos Kin appeared, it still played into Hades's hands. To put this into perspective, he managed to turn the entire plot of the game into one big Xanatos-Gambit.
Hades: But she's old news, and old news bores me. We must look to the future and that future is me! The true leader of the Underworld! Next to me, little miss Medusa's going to look like a sweet, cuddly bunny!
The Juggernaut: Blowing up his heart? Cutting him in half? Decapitating him? He no sells it all and trucks on. Only the complete destruction of his entire physical being will put him down.
Kill All Humans: He uses their souls to produce more monsters and to do whatever else he wants with them.
Knight of Cerebus: Only when he or his projection is on-screen. When he's off-screen making much of the banter between Pit and the other gods, he is mostly comedic, but when he's on-screen, the atmosphere gets much more serious.
Lack of Empathy: He starts a war and has no remorse for killing millions of people, sees souls as nothing more than tools to be manipulated or empowering nourishment, and also laughs at Pit for being stuck in the ring.
Lightning Bruiser: As demostrated in the final battle, he's surprisingly athletic for his size, able to keep up with the Great Sacred Treasure just by sprinting. He can fly at incredible speeds and is strong enough to punch through the ground (getting his arm stuck in the process).
Manipulative Bastard: He spreads a rumor about the Wish Seed to get humans to go to war and kill each other so he can take their souls. He manipulates Pit in order to kill the Phoenix in order to get the humans to kill each other even more.
Mind Rape: He loves playing mind games with his opponents. Pit and Dark Pit are his constant victims, though Dark Pit just ignores him.
Nigh Invulnerable: Having his heart destroyed just irritates him, getting cut in half doesn't bother him, getting DECAPITATED barely slows him down, and even when Pit vaporizes him with the Great Sacred Treasure's Final Strike, The Stinger shows that he's still alive in some capacity. Put simply, Hades. Just. Won't. Die.
Not Me This Time: Pulls this twice, first bringing up that the Aurum aren't his doing, and later states that the Chaos Kin doesn't work for him, and there's nothing seen to contradict his claim.
Not Quite Dead: His voice starts talking in The Stinger. He himself concedes that he probably can never come back to life, but is still able to talk to the player as a disembodied voice at least.
OOC Is Serious Business: Hades is always evil and scary, but there are very few times he drops the levity of his hammy speech and constant jokes in favor of just being 100% dead serious, angry, and violent. First when Dark Pit threatens his dominion over the Underworld (enough so for Hades to smash a pillar in rage), and again during and after Medusa's defiance in the final battle.
He also reacted with understandable anger when Dark Pit tore out of his insides on the Lightning Chariot, though even then he goofily chose to express his anger as "That wasn't very NICE!!". He also gets over it rather quickly.
Orcus on His Throne: He is VERY lazy, and the only time he gets up and does anything himself is when Pit comes to fight him.
Power Echoes: Whenever he speaks, it has this effect to his voice.
Powered Armor: His "Devastation Ensemble" is an odd example of this, being just a covering of light over parts of his regular outfit, but allowing him to spawn any and all manner of weaponry out of that light. He loses it after Pit bifurcates him with the Great Sacred Treasure.
Power Fist: Does not use one, but the End-All Arm seems to be patterned after him.
Pragmatic Villainy: He sides with Palutena and Viridi during the Aurum arc only because he wants to be the one to destroy humanity.
Pride: As hinted toward by his out-of-character moments, it seems that his only Berserk Button is the questioning of his power and control. Combine this with his motivation being the desire to play around with souls, and it indicates quite a power and control lust.
The Sociopath: Incredibly manipulative, has no empathy for anything but himself, everything else is either a controllable pawn or a toy he can play with until it breaks, and he won't let anything that can't be controlled exist.
The Stinger: If you wait five minutes after the credits, you get treated to Hades's disembodied voice shattering whatever remains of the fourth wall.
Terms of Endangerment: Pitty Pat for Pit. Pretty, Professor, or Know-it-all Palutena for Palutena. Pitooey for Dark Pit. Lovely Little Phosphora for Phosphora. Big Bad or Little Miss Medusa for Medusa. He's a fountain of these.
Villain Ball: He keeps trying to get Pit killed even when he's siding with him during the Aurum invasion.
Villainous Breakdown: During his final battle with Pit. It's subtle, but it's there. At the beginning of the battle, he's his usual self. But as the fight wears on, he begins to lose more and more of his cool, which all comes to a head when Medusa attacks him, where he pretty much snaps and drops the Faux Affably Evil part altogether.
Xanatos-Gambit: If Pit kills the Phoenix, then Hades can start his war. If Pit spares the Phoenix, then the Phoenix will attack humanity. And from then on it doesn't matter who kills humans, whether it be his own forces, Viridi's forces, or even Palutena's forces when she's possessed by the Chaos Kin. Either way, he gets what he wants: souls.
Ascended Extra: In the original game, he was just a snake that lived in Medusa's hair. Uprising reveals that he's the god of death, and a shapeshifter.
Battle Aura: In Chapter 14, he takes on Phosphora in the form of a "glow dragon"; unlike his other forms, it's a dragon-shaped aura that he uses to defend and attack rather than a complete transformation. Thanatos's true form is clearly visible in the dragon's head.
Beware the Silly Ones: Though hammy and comedic, he's far from harmless. Case in point in Thanatos Rising where he effortlessly defeats a human army and takes control of one of their Trojan Horse Tanks, and almost manages to defeat Pit soon after.
Brilliant, but Lazy: He is a very effective fighter, and is Medusa's second-in-command, but his lazy and rather carefree nature gets in the way of his job (i.e. sending Reaper subordinates while relaxing in the Sea-floor Palace.)
The Disembodied: Amazon Pandora's idol states that she was one of the Underworld's greatest warriors, but had an accident that cost her her body, forcing Pandora to take the form of a pure manifestation of her will.
Recurring Boss You fight with her twice in Uprising with Pit and one more time as Dark Pit in both forms.
Sanity Strengthening: Discussed by her at the start of Chapter 5's ground section, where she claims she is now trying to have a more balanced mentality. Her idol states that while she sounds jaded, it's just an act.
"Ah, Palutena's little messenger boy. And Magnus, it's always a pleasure!"
A warlord who is aligned with Medusa. In the past, she was a childhood friend of Magnus, and the two fought monsters together as part of the same mercenary group.
All There in the Manual: According to her Idol, she volunteered to spy on the Underworld Army, but was captured and forced to wear the cursed armor of a dark lord, making her into nothing more than a slave to the very evil she had fought against.
But then it seems she has gained complete control over the cursed armor when you fight her and Magnus, complete with a total removal of the distorted, evil voice. It appears that Pit and Magnus quite literally beat the curse out of her or that Dyntos just made her a new set.
Lightning Bruiser: Is quite fast, despite the heavy armor, and is strong enough to send Magnus and Pit flying with a spin of the cape.
Meaningful Name/Foreshadowing: Her name is another word for "Prison" and an alternate spelling of the word "Jail", hinting at her being imprisoned in the armor. It also spells gal if you take out the o.
Samus Is a Girl: Her real face even looks like Samus's! It's even more fitting considering she's inside a set of armor.
Use Your Head: An effective tactic when you have a helmet with horns on it.
Voice of the Legion: Has this when first seen. Subverted by her second appearance as it was a voice syntheiser to disguise that she was a woman. Her voice is more feminine, but still slightly distorted.
The Great Reaper
Leader of the Reapers and the boss of the Reaper's Fortress, The Great Reaper apparently sends its subordinates to collect the souls of the humans fighting in the war.
Attack Its Weak Point: His head and toes, and more obviously, the crack in his skull during the last leg of the fight.
Dub Name Change: From the considerably less threatening "Big Reaper" in the Japanese version.
Villains Out Shopping: His idol states that in his free time, he actually shinks himself to normal size to take strolls in his fortress. When he is first seen, he actually looks like a regular reaper, then grows to his giant size after noticing Pit.
Your Soul Is Mine: He was an elder Reaper that gained his power by eating a large amount of souls.
The Underworld Gatekeeper
A powerful robotic member of The underworld forces, that, true to its name, guards the entrance to the Underworld.
These enemies place a spell on Pit to turn him into an eggplant.
Ascended Extra: Was just another Underworld Enemy in the original. Due to his legendary annoying ability, he not only landed a main cast role in Captain N: The Game Master (unlike Medusa, who was only in one episode as a Mook), but also made it to the front cover Of Myths And Monsters.
Demoted to Extra: in Uprisng, he's back to being just a regular enemy, only now with his eggplant attacks considerably nerfed. He still manages to gain some commercial representation through the trailers, however.
Black Magic: Laugh all you want, but being turned into an Eggplant is still considered a Curse.
Nerf: His infamous spell is a bit less dangerous in Uprising, as it simply wears off after a while rather than forcing Pit to frantically run to a hospital. Justified, though, as Palutena is watching over Pit and uses her powers to shorten the time Pit is an eggplant.
But to sort of counter this loss, the spell now acts like a grenade, turning Pit into an eggplant if caught in the radius and also doubling as a sort of pseudo-Poison effect.
Reapers and Reapettes
Skeletal members of the Underworld that lead souls of the dead to their resting place. They are easily excitable and summon small versions of themselves, called Reapettes, when an opponent is spotted.
Slouch of Villainy: When not chasing angels-turned-tempura, he casts spells while reclining on a rice bowl.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Subverted. It looks like he'd be one to the Eggplant Wizard, but is in fact quite a bit worse: being turned into a tempura tires you out instantly upon trying to run, and letting him catch and eat you is a One-Hit Kill.
To Serve Man: In a fashion; he turns his victims into shrimp tempura before eating, and Pit isn't entirely human to begin with. That doesn't necessarily mean he hasn't done this with humans before, though.
Affably Evil: Should one watch what they do before shooting them, they can be pretty amusing (i.e. being tossed about by wind, swimming in the Ocean, watching characters fight, riding on Monoliths, being hit by things and shot at, and doing Interface Screw.)
"Good riddance, human scum! The world's better off without you!"
As the title implies, she's the proclaimed Goddess of Nature. Desires the obliteration of mankind for their numerous offenses against nature, and proceeds to act upon it once they impulsively start an international war over Hades' rumors about the Wish Seed.
Bratty Half-Pint: Having the appearance of an eight-year-old girl, she fits this in comparison to the other gods.
When she first appears on the top screen, she's "standing" behind some mountains, and having the 3D depth turned up will show her much further in the distance than most gods - in other words, she uses forced perspective to look taller than she might usually be.
Friendly Enemy: Insults and sarcastic remarks aside, she and Pit get along pretty well when they're working together, especially in their random conversations.
Gaia's Vengeance: Played viciously straight through the use of her Reset Bombs, which are tailor-made to kill humans and destroy their cities, while leaving natural habitats and wildlife alone, and then expanding into twisted forests.
Jerkass Has a Point: She's a colossal bitch about it, but she does have valid points about humans. Even Pit somewhat agrees with her. Palutena at the end of the game pulls a Not So Different between the Gods and humanity, with Pit putting in that humans will never be as selfish as the Gods.
Karma Houdini: She's the only Goddess that Pit doesn't fight, most likely because she looks like a child. You fight her servants instead, as well as destroying the base where she makes the Reset Bombs. Though she eventually warms up and becomes friendlier to Pit, she never apologizes for killing off a considerable amount of the human population.
Rapunzel Hair: And how. Even when tied up in a ponytail, it's still long. Picture what it would look like untied.
Really 700 Years Old: Word Of God states she has the body of an 8 year old, but being a goddess, she's clearly much older. She states the reason she looks so young is because she takes care of her skin. When Pit asks her how old she is, she simply states that she's immortal.
"Why on earth would I be attacking? I'm far too busy...defending, my dear."
An ally of Viridi. He is the commander of the Lunar Sanctum.
Affably Evil/Punch Clock Villain: He's very polite to Pit and Palutena, only fighting them to defend Viridi's property. He even considers teaming up with Palutena against Hades, refusing only on the grounds of his loyalty to Viridi.
Anti-Villain: The only reason Pit attacks him is because he sides with Viridi.
Attack Drones: Does not use any, but a weapon called the Arlon Orbitars is modeled after him.
"It's just one fight after another! Today is not my day."
Another ally of Viridi. She specializes in lightning-based attacks.
Affably Evil: Really only considered to be "evil" due to her association with Viridi. She's actually quite nice and even flirts with Pit a little, which is further demonstrated by her assisting Pit with the Lightning Chariot after the Forces of Nature's Heel-Face Turn.
Anti-Villain: Type IV given that like Arlon, the only reason Pit attacks her is because she's on Viridi's side.
Badass Adorable: Much like Pit, she's cute and friendly. But that doesn't mean she can't kick ass. She manages to beat Thanatos in a straight-on fight and despite being wounded and weakened, she manages to put up a decent fight against Pit.
A race of aliens that steal constellations from the heavens to sell. Unfortunately, they were caught up in the war due to having mistakingly taken the three Sacred Treasures which were hidden in one of them.
Arm Cannon/BFG: Space Pirate Commandos and Sniper Pirates, their guns take up their entire fore-arms.
Badass Normal: Unlike other enemies in the game, the space pirates have no real powers of their own, but are willing and able to punch the living daylights out of you, snipe you, and blow you up with rocket lauchers. They can even take down underworld goons if you allow them to (some of the best examples being two snipers that are able to kill a Clubberskull, as well as a lone Commando squaring off against a Snowman).
Cold Sniper: Space Pirate Snipers, whose shooting animation is rather identical to the archetypical sniper.
Third Eye: Snipers have these to make up for sight lost when in their sniping position.
Too Dumb to Live: Subverted with Snipers, some don't seem to realize you need to be hidden from sight, and/or out of reach for sniping to work. Some however, like the two that fight the Clubberskull, at least try to stay out of their opponents reach by standing on higher platforms, the key word being "try".
Early on in the stage, there is an explosive barrel in a corridor. Naturally, the first space pirate runs right to it and starts attacking Pit from that spot.
Villains Out Shopping: The pirates have a hotspring on board their ship; when you come across it, a Commando is chilling out there.
Space Pirate Captain
The Leader of the Space Pirates, the Captain pilots his starship with his crew, stealing stars that make constellations in the Galactic Sea. He keeps the Three Sacred Treasures with him after stealing the constellation the were hidden on.
Bad Boss: He is weaker than his subordinates, and somehow managed to take charge through sheer bossiness. Thus, he is not very popular amongst the crew.
Red Alert: While working your way through his ship, he can be heard in the background, shouting in alien tongues, probably giving orders to his crew on how to face the threat of both Pit and the Underworld Army.
A copy of Palutena brought about by Dyntos, she considers herself beautiful, even when you reveal her comically disgusting face.
Boss Banter: While most bosses avert being annoying by having pre-scripted dialogue, Pseudo Palutena will proceed to rattle off the same obnoxious and loud quotes and screeches throughout the whole battle. This is most likely intentionally annoying, given the rest of the game avoiding it.
Dirty Coward: It hides behind Palutena when it shows itself during the first battle (provoking Pit to outright call it one), it sends an army of enemies to do its dirty work, and it tries to escape when finally cornered and exhausted in Chapter 21. The only thing stopping it is a quick forcefield Viridi sets up around the arena.
Fate Worse than Death: It is still alive as a pile of ash, and could only be revived by possessing Dark Pit. Fortunately, Pit was able to save him, leaving the Chaos Kin trapped inside the Chaos Vortex for all eternity.
Fragile Speedster: It's a speedy demon that can throw many quick attacks at you, but it can't take that many hits in comparison (At least, in its boss fight it has fairly low health).
Generic Doomsday Villain: The Chaos Kin's idol description outright states that it is a mindless creature who possesses nothing but the desire to cause destruction.
Kick the Dog: Leaves Pit stranded in an inanimate object for three whole years, kidnaps and brainwashes his goddess while doing so, proceeds to mock the very things he was raised to believe in right from the same mouth of said goddess, steals Palutena's soul when Pit frees her from his control, and finally tries to possess Dark Pit in a last ditch effort to revive itself and make Pit suffer. Its whole life is basically one long string of this.
Knight of Cerebus: Big time. Unlike Hades, its actions are taken much more seriously.
Large Ham: While possessing Palutena. You can tell it's really enjoying handing the verbal beatdown to Pit.
Made of Iron: Despite looking like an oversized bug, the thing is pretty resilient. It's able to survive a beatdown from Pit (which is already impressive) and then take several more hits from him before being shot down in the Chaos Vortex. Even then, it has enough energy to conjure up thirteen waves of monsters and still be able to fight afterwards. Even then it survives being turned to ash and is able to make one last attempt to revive itself before being foiled.Even then, it's idol description confirms that it still isn't dead, just trapped in the Chaos Vortex.
Mook Maker: To an insane degree. Notably, it creates copies of Aurum enemies that were already copies of the Forces of Nature. Pit and Viridi note this redundancy.
Near Villain Victory: In the three years between chapters 17 and 18, its not only completely taken over Sky World and its forces, but has done more damage to the human world than even Hades, even managing to temporarily turn Magnus against Pit.
Recurring Boss: It's the primary target in Chapter 20's fight despite Palutena being the aggressor, you engage it in aerial combat for the second half of Chapter 21's Air Battle segment, and finally you get a formal boss battle against it at the end of 21.
Sealed Evil in a Can: It was sealed inside the Lunar Sanctum. The green glow escaping at the end of Chapter 13 is actually the Chaos Kin.
The idol of its ash form reveals that it's now contained in the Chaos Vortex in its weakened state.