Characters: Kid Icarus
A character sheet for the Kid Icarus series. All spoilers are unmarked.
Voiced by: Eiji Ito (JP), Danny Mann (EN)
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Voiced by: Minami Takayama (JP), Lani Minella (EN, Brawl), Troy Lund (EN, Uprising E3 Trailer), Antony del Rio (EN, Uprising & Smash 4)
Debut: Kid Icarus
- "Sorry to keep you waiting!"
- Adorkable: At times.
- 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 chapter 18, 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.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Downplayed. Pit is quite cocky and is a bit of a showoff, but he a pretty friendly guy and does not view anyone as beneath him.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Pit's Hot-Blooded nature can make him quite reckless at times. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.
- Attack Drones: The Orbitars.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Captain of Palutena's Guard and the strongest soldier in her army, embarking on many perilous missions by himself.
- Badass: It was said in game that he's the most competent member of Palutena's army, that's actually an understatement. 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. During the course of Uprising, he manages to kick the ass of literally everyone with a character portrait except for three people. *
- Badass Adorable: He's a cute, Adorkable angel with the mindset and body of a teenager. That said, he is anything but harmless.
- 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. Special mention, however, goes to Chapter 21, where he and Dark Pit pull a perfectly sychronized Badass Boast by simply Finishing Each Other's Sentences.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!
- Batman 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.
- Bash Brothers: With Dark Pit, eventually.
- 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: Questioning his loyalty to Palutena will make him defensive. Insulting Palutena will make him angry. Hurting Palutena will make him furious. The Chaos Kin learned this the hard way.
- Beware the Nice and Silly Ones: He's a friendly little angel, quick to wisecrack and joke and is one of the nicest guys in the game, but if he's given a reason he can and he will kick your ass, no matter who you are. And damn if he doesn't make it look awesome.
- BFG: The Cannon weapons. He also uses the Great Sacred Treasure's Final Strike in the fight with Hades.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His bow.
- Big Eater: Pit eats a lot of food... as long as it isn't eggplants, tempuras or vegetables in general.
- Bishie Sparkle: Pit sparkles when he does his little speech to Pandora before their battle in Uprising.
- Black and White Morality: Notably the only character in the series who runs on this.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: His job as Captain of the Guard is to protect Palutena despite the fact that she's a goddess and is more than capable of taking care of herself. Best exemplified in Palutena's reveal trailer for Smash 4.
- 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.
- Boisterous Bruiser: For the most part, Pit is very confident in his combat abilities and is not easily intimidated in battle.
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: His Bow can seperate into twin blades for melee combat, effectively combining the two tropes into one.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pit constantly lampshades tropes and cliches about the game and its bosses, like how the title "Dark Lord" is overused and so on.
- 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.
- Buffy Speak: "That sounds hurty."
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A very capable fighter and leader despite his childish ways.
- Butt Monkey: In Uprising. Also Lampshaded.Pit: "What is this, "Everybody Pick On Pit" day!?"
- It's actually quite hard to find a character that doesn't make some sort of comment at Pit's expense.
- Car Fu: Is more than willing to run over enemies in his Exo-Tank.
- Carry a Big Stick: The Club weapons.
- Catch Phrase: "I'm finished!", at least according to Palutena:Palutena: "Listen to that swagger, you're toughened up nicely. Remember when you'd be like "I'm finished!" all the time?Pit: "I... still say that... a lot..."
- Averted in Of Myths and Monsters where you just turn into a ghost with a halo and float away.
- Brought back in Uprising's death screen, complete with the original 8-Bit text and music.
- He also says "Prepare to meet the light" a number of times in Uprising.
- Captain Obvious:Pit: Hey, look! It's an Exo-Tank!Hades: Hey, look! Who cares?
- The Chew Toy: Much of the humor in Uprising comes at his expense.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Pit strives to save everyone he can, no matter whether they are enemy or ally, even if it's to a personal cost to himself. In Chapter 21, he didn't hesitate to save Dark Pit and begged Viridi to activate the Power of Flight knowing full well this would kill him.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Whenever Pit is talking to himself, he comes up with the strangest things imaginable. He even impersonates Palutena and Viridi at one point.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he does have plenty of harebrained moments and is a genuine goofball besides, Pit is still much more competent than he lets on.
- Combat Pragmatist: While not to Dark Pit's extent, some of the Powers Palutena grants him (I.E. Playing Dead and Vanish) has Pit using some underhanded tactics.
- Cool Crown: Wears a Laurel Crown in Of Myths and Monsters, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Uprising.
- Cool Sword: The Blade weapons.
- Cosmic Plaything: A more direct example than most, as the forces that be really are ribbing on him mercilessly.
- Covert Pervert: If this conversation in Uprising is any indication.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.
- Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly one of the least snarky characters compared to everyone else, but he still has his moments.
- Death Is Cheap: He and all of Palutena's army are revived when they die. Unlike the Centurions, Pit is not weak because he has a motivation to toughen up: protect Lady Palutena.
- Determinator: Pit never gives up. Not even when the world is in ruins, Palutena has become Brainwashed and Crazy, and he's been trapped in a ring for three years.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It's his job description!
- Dual Wielding: His Bow, Claws, and Orbitars.
- Empty Eyes: When Pit's soul left his body, in Chapter 18 of Uprising.
- In a real-life example, Nintendo uses Pit's soulless body in their Uprising page.
- Expy: Of the two Greek mythology heroes: Icarus and Perseus. With the former, while not a hero, Icarus is notorious for flying too close to the sun and getting his wings burned in the process, leading to his death. This is Pit's fate at the end of Of Myths and Monsters, as well as happening twice in Uprising (chapter 17 and 22). For the latter, the entire story of Perseus from saving his mother figure by slaying Medusa with the help of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, with one of the weapons being a shield to protect yourself from Medusa's stare in the original game.
- Personality-wise, at least in Uprising, he has many points in common with Pegasus Seiya: Both being brown-haired heroes with a quite close relationship with their guardian goddess (Palutena and Saori, respectively), and while Seiya is technically human, his Bronze Cloth and later the Sagitarius Golden Cloth represents a winged being (the Pegasus constelation, and the Sagitarius constelation later on) and both will do anything in their power for protecting their goddesses, not to mention, at least in Seiya's case, while doning the Sagitarius Golden Cloth, he's able to use arrows.
- Extreme Omnivore: According to Palutena, this angel will eat anything - especially the unusual stuff.
- Fan Disservice: He gets a Shirtless Scene in Chapter 21...because his tunic is burnt up along with his wings, and his wings being burnt have left him critically ill. It flips back into Fanservice in the next chapter when he's revived via the Rewind Spring.
- Foil: For two characters.
- To Magnus. Both are skilled, veteran warriors, but their methods are as different as night and day. Pit is the Hot-Blooded, "Shoot-first-don't-bother-with-the-questions" guy who charges in guns ablazing while Magnus is the more tactical one, always planning his moves out. This is best shown in Ch 18 where Magnus actually advises Pit on how to proceed.
- To Dark Pit. The two are on opposite ends of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism. Pit is the optimistic idealist who believes in the good of everyone, human and gods alike. Dark Pit, however, is fully aware that humans are bad and the gods are just as worse. Also, while Pit is extremely loyal to Palutena, Dark Pit holds no allegiance to anyone but himself.
- 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 really does lose it.
- Good Is Not Soft: Pit's usually the Nice Guy most of the time, but if Palutena gives the order to fight, he's not holding back.
- The Hero: of the Series.
- Heroic RROD: He nearly dies saving Dark Pit from Chaos Kin, and manages to do so... at the cost of Pit's wings burning up when he catches him. He's out of commission for Chapter 22 as a result.
- Heroic Resolve: In spades.
- Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: His doing this in Chapter 23 makes it 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: 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.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Even Palutena herself is unable to sway his sense of righteousness, and the physical manifestation of his "dark side" is neutral at worst.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is the most alturistic character in the game.
- 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!
Palutena: *Deadpan* What was that all about?
- Ironic Name: Although it probably comes from the -pid part of Cupid, it's still kinda funny that the winged guy is named 'hole in the ground'.
- Jack of All Stats: In gameplay. He's fast, but not that fast. He's strong, but not that strong. His strength lies solely in the weapon and the player's skill.
- Keet: He has energy to spare. This trait is especially noticeable when he's around Magnus.
- Kid Hero: Played with. Pit has the appearance of a young teenager, and has the personality to match, but he's older than he appears.
- Kirk Summation: To Medusa in chapter 9 after he tells her to shut up.Pit: 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: We're all responsible for maintaining a certain order in the universe. As lord of the Underworld, you know this better than anyone. But your greed has thrown everything out of order. You've overstepped your bounds by exploiting and desecrating souls. And you've disrupted the balance between the earth, the heavens, and the Underworld.
- He also gives a good one to Hades, who for the entire game up to that point had been constantly riffing on Pit's seeming Idiot Hero nature. Bear in mind, this happens during a point where Pit is completely at Hades' mercy and cut off from every ally he has (even Palutena) and where Hades had insulted his intelligence yet again merely seconds beforehand.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Played with: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!
- Knight in Shining Armor: Considering he's a literal angel and a trained warrior, it's to be expected.
- Lady and Knight: The Knight to Palutena's Lady.
- Let's Get Dangerous: At the beginning of Chapter 21, instead of waiting for the door to open, he busts the door down.Pit: Hold on, Lady Palutena! I'm coming for you!
- Light Is Good: An angel with white clothing who is a servant of the Goddess of Light and The Hero of the series.
- Like a Badass out of Hell: Twice he had to journey into the Underworld. Three times if you count the moment when he's near death and Dark Pit had to take him to the Rewind Spring to heal his wings.
- Limit Break: Each of Pit's weapons has a special attack that can be used during air battles.
- Literal-Minded: At times, such as this exchange in Chapter 2:Magnus: So, you're here for a slice of the pie, too?
Pit: Huh? Pie? Where?
- Luminescent Blush: Lampshaded.Palutena: He embarrasses easily.
- Made of Iron: Pit can take quite a beating for someone of his size. Over the course of the game, he's been thrown around, beaten up, burned, electrocuted, eaten, having fallen from the sky on multiple occasions, nearly got his wings burned off and near death and comes out no worse for wear. Ch. 21 in particular had him engaging the Chaos Kin in a dogfight, literally fighting his way through 13 waves of replicated enemies from every faction, fighting the Chaos Kin again on foot and showing no signs of tiring.
- Mind-Control Eyes: His soulless body in Chapter 18.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: In his relationship with Palutena, though Pit is the Captain of the Guard.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: All of his weapons from Brawl onward do double duty as both melee and ranged, even swords, bows, and clubs.
- My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction after defeating Dark Lord Gaol, where it's revealed that he's actually a she and she's actually a human. Palutena thankfully cheers him up by telling him that Gaol is still alive.
- Takes a much more serious tone in Chapter 19 when he kills the Chariot Master. Both he and Viridi felt his death was completely pointless and regret it had to come to that.
- Morality Pet: For Viridi. The only explanation given for why she helps him and never sees any consequences for her actions is that she's developed a soft spot for him.
- It's also implied his innocence and trust makes him one for even Palutena herself somewhat, which is likely why he was sealed in the ring when she gets possessed.
- Multi-Melee Master: In Uprising.
- Never Learned to Read: By his own admission.
- Nice Guy: Kind, compassionate, and very easygoing.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Nice job Pit, you just killed the Phoenix. Now Hades can set his master plan in action. And then you destroyed the Lunar Sanctum. Have fun dealing with the Eldritch Abomination you unleashed. Though to be fair, Pit had no choice but to kill the Phoenix, as doing nothing would allow the Phoenix to attack humanity. Also, Arlon never explained what the Lunar Sanctum's purpose was, so Pit couldn't know what would happen.
- Number Two: To Palutena.
- 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.
- 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. Lampshaded by Magnus in Chapter 18.Magnus: You're the only member of Palutena's Army that can pull his own weight. And don't get me started on the Centurions. Sure, they're a ton of them, but they're all pretty flimsy.
- Our Angels Are Different: Resembles a classic winged angel, but he can't fly on his own. Some of his weaponry also stray away from the norm for angels.
- Person of Mass Destruction: A heroic and lighter example than most but still prevalent. Whenever Pit's on the scene, expect things to blow up around him. Lampshaded by Viridi in chapter 12.Viridi: This coming from the flying munitions depot himself? You're as destructive as a hundred Reset Bombs!
- Pintsized Powerhouse: He's the same size as a regularly human, but he can take down creatures that reach colossal sizes.
- 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.
- Power Fist: The Arm weapons.
- Power Tattoo: The Palm weapons
- Rain of Arrows: The Bow's special attack.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to anyone's Blue Oni most of the time, particularly Dark Pit and Magnus. Though he dipped into Blue Oni territory during Uprising's Chapter 20, in which he was unusually serious.
- Reverse Grip: When separating his bow into twin blades, he tends to hold one in this way.
- 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.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Which is ironic, considering he has his own Deadpan Snarker moments.
- Ship Tease: With Viridi in Chapter 16 and with Phosphora in Ch 14.
- Shirtless Scene: No, it's not related to his love for hot springs. Rather, it's when his wings burn off when rescuing Dark Pit from the Chaos Kin.
- Simple Staff: The staff weapons.
- Shock and Awe: The Blade's special attack.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: To Medusa in Chapter 9, followed by a Kirk Summation.
- Also to Hades in Chapter 23, though only just barely.
- Skilled, but Naïve: Has some elements of this.
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite being a Hot-Blooded Cloud Cuckoolander and the fact that he Never Learned to Read, Pit is actually quite cunning and much smarter than people give him credit for when he puts his mind to it.
- "Super Sentai" Stance: He does one when he first fights Medusa in Uprising, and it is awesome.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: As expected from an archer.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to anyone's Straight Man, but notably to Dark Pit and Magnus.
- Sword and Sorcerer: The Sword to Palutena's sorcerer. Pit is the main weaponmaster of the game while Palutena relies on light magic.
- Tempting Fate: This exchange between him and Palutena at the end of Ch 13, three years before everything goes to hell in a handbasket.Palutena: But what's that thing breaking free?Pit: Oh, I'm sure it's nothing.
- To the Underworld and Back: As mentioned above, his job pretty much takes him all over the world. From Skyworld, to the Overworld, to the Underworld, to outer space, and even different dimensions.
- Too Much Information: Says the acronym when Arlon mentions his... loins.Pit: TMI! Nobody wants to hear about your loins!
- Magnus seems to have the same reaction when Pit mentions his "sacred buns".
- Tranquil Fury: Only demonstrates this once and that's in chapter 20 when Hades mockingly presents the very real possibility 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.
- 24-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.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Leads to them finishing a motto together in Chapter 21.
- Undying Loyalty: For Palutena. He even gives an awesome Shut Up, Hannibal! to Medusa when she tries to give Palutena "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Even when Palutena was Brainwashed and Crazy, he would not give up on her, not even when forced to fight her. Viridi lampshades his dedication.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While Pit doesn't merit all the blame, him destroying the Lunar Sanctum did not end well for anyone involved. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.
- V Sign: After defeating Hades, in Uprising.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He won't hesitate to put the smackdown on Underworld monsters, the Forces of Nature, or the Aurum... but as soon as he discovers that Dark Lord Gaol was a human woman upon defeating her, he's absolutely horrified and has a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism in Uprising, Pit is very optimistic and has high hopes in the human race, despite the game showing time and time again that the Gods are Jerkasses. He is also fiercely loyal to Palutena and Angel Land, no matter what. The fact that this view is attacked when Palutena gets brainwashed does affect him, though even then he doesn't stray from what he believes in, even if it means beating some sense into Palutena herself.
- Winged Humanoid: He's an angel, so it's to be expected.
- 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 the Super Smash Bros. games, 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.
- Wolverine Claws: The claw weapons.
- Would Hit a Girl: When most of them are trying to kill you, it's pretty justified.
- Yes-Man: To Palutena. Phosphora even lampshades it.
Palutena, Goddess of Light
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Ali Hillis (EN, Uprising), Brandy Kopp (EN, Smash 4)
Debut: Kid Icarus
- "Despite the Underworld invasion, the people haven't given up hope!"
- Adorkable: She may be an elegant goddess, but Palutena has a lovable, trollish Genki Girl personality and behaves similarly to many geek girls in Real Life. Taken Up to Eleven in Palutena's Revolting Dinner, where she's probably at her cutest!
- 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. If that's not enough, she's a full on boss fight when possessed by the Chaos Kin, and boss enemy difficulty (considering the above Hewdraw scenario) is probably a fraction of her actual power.
- This perhaps has its best example at the end of the game. while Pit was the one actually wielding the game's ultimate weapon and weakening Hades, at the end it is Palutena's power alone that charges it up enough to kill Hades.
- Badass Bookworm: Going hand in hand with her role as The Smart Girl, Palutena is the most knowledgeable god in the game.
- Badass In Charge: Of Skyworld and the Centurions.
- Badass in Distress: Throughout the course of the series she has a distressing (no pun intended) habit of being caught off-guard...
- Bathtub Scene: In the beginning of Palutena's Revolting Dinner, Pt. 2.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: The Goddess of Light, the Big Good of the game, and very beautiful.
- Berserk Button: Don't call her ma'am.
- Beware The Nice And Silly Ones: Palutena's one of the more pleasant Gods in the game for the most part (though she still has her vices.) However, as Hewdraw learned the hard way and as her Boss Fight shows * , if forced to take a more direct approach, she'll happily remind you why she's the Goddess of Light.
- Beyond the Impossible: During Palutena's Revolitng Dinner, when she discovers that the Vegetable Monster is vulnerable to water, she uses her Power of Malestorm to create a storm indoors.
- Big Eater: Judging by her banter with Pit, during which she'll randomly talk about everything from the great meal they could make out of the Kraken to Phoenix eggs making wonderful omelets. Likely where Pit gets it from; someone has to snap the both of them out of ordering a pizza during an Alien Invasion of all things.
- Big Good: The goddess of light and ruler of Skyworld.
- Blunt Metaphors Trauma: She insists she always gets those sayings correct, so maybe not.
- Boss Banter: In Uprising with Pit.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Chaos Kin arc in Uprising.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Medusa's Cain.
- Captain Obvious: Most of her dialogue revolves around her stating the obvious in the Japanese version instead of teasing Pit.
Viridi: All hail the goddess of obvious.
- Lampshaded by Viridi in Chapter 15.
- Character Exaggeration: Palutena messes with Pit far more often in the English dub than the original Japanese.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Can come off as this due to her tendency to change the subject at random times.
- Cool Sword: Does not use one, but the Palutena Blade is modeled after her.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green hair and green eyes.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as often as most characters, but she has her moments.
- Expy: Of the Greek goddess of wisdom Athena, right down to her immature Good Is Not Nice attitude. She actually started out as an interpretation of Athena herself, under the name "Parthena" (an alternate rendering of "Athena".) Transliteration to Japanese further rendered this as "Palutena", which for whatever reason wasn't reverted back to the correct Latin spelling when Kid Icarus was brought overseas and thus stuck as her actual name globally. Combined with Divergent Character Evolution as her character was fleshed out and her primitive NES appearance developed into a unique design of its own, and she's much less a direct interpretation of Athena nowadays and more her own character, even if she remains her analog in-universe.
- Background-wise, at least in Uprising she has some points in common with Saori Kido, the reincarnation of Athena, including having a close relation with their warriors destined to protect her (Pit and Seiya, respectively) and both being kidnapped. The main differences between Palutena and Saori are the fact Palutena has a more active role in the whole situation, compared with Saori, at least until the Hades Saga came out, not to mention Saori being more gentle compared with Palutena.note
- 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.
- Fanservice Pack: She's noticeably curvier in Smash 4, though her design is otherwise unchanged from her Uprising appearance (itself a more youthful refinement of her initial Brawl redesign, which in turn was much more glamorous than her original look.) Each successive game seems to push her a little bit further into Ms. Fanservice territory, despite not starting out as one.
- 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 Gadfly: 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.
- There's a reason she's called Trolltena.
- Genki Girl: If her special anime short and her constant teasing with Pit are anything to go by, she's just a bit like this. Of course, this makes her look less heavenly than previously envisioned.
- Goddess of Good
- Gold and White Are Divine: Her outfit is predominately white and gold, and she is of course the goddess of light.
- 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 Gadfly 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.
- Green Eyes: To match the hair.
- 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.
- Hot Goddess: Oh yes. Especially in Smash 4, although she was already getting pretty cute as of Uprising.
- Jerkass Gods: Played for laughs.Pit: But you would NEVER abuse your power, right?
Palutena: Of course I would! It's all part of the Goddess's job description.
- Most of the time, anyway. More and more hints at a darker side of this appear as the game goes on, such as when close to the initial Medusa battle and especially during the "Ring of Chaos" arc.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She enjoys making a ton of jokes at Pit's expense, but she does genuinely care about him.
- 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.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Pit's Knight.
- 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. Even when possessed by the Chaos Kin, she's still quite over the top, and very expressive in her boss battles.
- Lethal Chef: Figuratively and literally in Palutena'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.
- Light 'em Up: She is the Goddess of Light after all.
- Light Is Good: The Goddess of Light and the Big Good of the series.
- Light Is Not Good: When possessed by the Chaos Kin.
- Long-Range Fighter: Prefers to keep her distance from opponents and fire energy blasts.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Has a mirror shield that she uses in battle.
- Ma'am Shock: Dislikes it so, even if the lifespan of gods is implied to be eternal.
- Mama Bear: Toward Pit If chapter 21 and 22 aren't evident enough.
- In Viridi's own words, she was willing to cheat death in order to save Pit in chapter 22.
- Mission Control: Until Chapter 18, when she becomes Brainwashed and Crazy, leaving Viridi to fill her position. Fortunately, it's not permanent.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: In her relationship with Pit, though Pit is the Captain of the Guard.
- Ms. Fanservice: Increasingly. The Bathtub Scene◊ in Palutena's Revolting Dinner is a stand-out example. Smash 4 heavily plays this up, with several Male Gaze shots during her newcomer trailer and even a pole-dance taunt in-game.
- 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 onward is any indication. This is no surprise given that she's based on Athena.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: She does this trope in one scene, but you're most likely going to miss them since you're busy blasting enemies away* . Alternatively, she does use them in two extra tutorials' artwork (if you bothered to watch the How To Play videos, that is).
- Pimped-Out Dress: In the Super Smash Bros. games and Uprising.
- Plucky Comic Relief: During Palutena's Revolting Dinner.
- Power Of The Storm: Her Power of Maelstorm. Used in Palutena's Revolting Dinner.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches her knees.
- Really 700 Years Old: While her true age is unknown, she's obviously much older than she appears. She is young by goddess standards, though, as Word of God states she's 22 years old in human years.
Phosphora: You're right, I'm sorry. You're much too young to be called "ma'am".
- Lampshaded in the banter between her and Phosphora in Chapter 14.
Palutena: You know as well as I do the lifespan of gods.
- Requisite Royal Regalia: Dresses quite elegantly.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Dips into this when she's teasing Pit.Palutena: The monster situation is quite clamant.Pit: Is... that a good thing?Palutena: You know. It's importunate, or unpropitious.Pit: Are you still speaking English right now?Palutena: I'm sorry Pit. I didn't mean to confuse you. Here, let me make this easy for you. Big monsters kill Pit! Grr!Pit: Ah! That makes perfect sense! Thank you!
Palutena: Despite my winsomeness and equanimity, I do have a strong streak of rascality.Pit: I don't even know what that means!
- And when Pit faces off against the Hewdraw head.
- She's Got Legs: And loves to show them off, particularly in Smash 4 during her taunts.
- Shipper on Deck: An easy to miss moment shows her teasing that Viridi has a soft spot for Pit.
- Show Some Leg: She loves to show off her legs. Especially in Smash 4
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Palutena's Revolting Dinner has her enduring some very Amusing Injuries, and in Smash 4, she's subject to the same punishment every other fighter is.
- 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.
- Sword and Sorcerer: The Sorcerer to Pit's Sword.
- The Tease: Started becoming this as of Uprising, and Smash 4 takes it Up to Eleven.
- Taken for Granite: In Of Myths and Monsters when Orcos kidnapped her at the end.
- Also during Uprising, although she did it to herself as a precaution, as revealed by Petrified Palutena's idol.
- Woman in White: To further cement her status as the Goddess of Light.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Palutena's ordinary soldiers. Unlike the other gods, she usually doesn't bother sending them out because they're rather weak and she doesn't like to see them get hurt, and Pit is already a strong enough military on his own.
- Abnormal Ammo: Centurion Strongarms will throw dumbbells at Pit for a ranged attack.
- Blade on a Stick: The weapon of choice for the Centurion Knights.
- Death Is Cheap: Through dialogue and their Idols, Uprising reveals that the Centurions can be revived.
- Pit believes this is why the Centurions are so weak. They have no incentive to get stronger if they'll just get revived.
- Dub Name Change: "Ikaros" ("Ikaroses"?) in the Japanese version.
- Dumb Muscle: The Strongarm Centurions are this. Even Pit says they're all brawn, including their brains.
- Elite Mook: The Centurion Knights.
- Escort Mission: Two Centurion Strongarms need to be defended by Pit in order for him to reach Pyrrhon during the second half of Chapter 17. If both are killed the first time, Palutena will summon two more, but if those are killed, its a Non-Standard Game Over.
- Flight: Despite their tiny wings, they can fly.
- Gag Nose: All Centurions have large noses.
- Irony: They're more of a threat when they turn against their leader.
- Javelin Thrower: Centurion Knights will toss their spears for a ranged attack.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Centurion Knights come equipped with shields. Unfortunately for them, they can easily be destroyed.
- One-Hit-Point Wonder: In the first game, it only takes one hit to bring one down. Super Smash Bros. takes it a step further by having them expire as soon as they hit their target.
- 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.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Centurion Strongarms.
- 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Minami Takayama (JP), Antony del Rio (EN)
- "Hey there, Pit-stain."
- Adorkable: He's no different from his light counterpart.
- Anti-Hero: Type 3 at first. Later matures into a type 1.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of Pit's dark side.
- Arch-Enemy: Seems to have found one in Pandora.
- 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)
- Ascended Extra: He was originally just a palette swap of Pit in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Badass: Every bit as one as Pit is.
- 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.
- Badass Baritone: It's Pit's voice with a deeper inflection.
- Badass Driver: Dark Pit has a tendency to take the Lightning Chariot and ram it at his opponents when Pit needs help.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Like his light counterpart, he has no superpowers of his own.
- 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.
- Bash Brothers: With Pit, eventually.
- 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 even admits he's right.
- Blood Knight: Implied by the following exchange, though he gradually grows out of it after some Character Development:Palutena: Pittoo just isn't happy unless he's fighting someone.
Dark Pit: You say that like's a bad thing!
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!
- And earlier in Chapter 9:
- Blue Oni: To Pit's Red Oni most of the time, though he has dipped into Red Oni territory in some instances.
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 dead meat, dead meat, dead meat!Dark Pit: ...Like I said, annoying.
- Parodied in this dialogue
- Break the Haughty: According to Chapter 21, the reason for Dark Pit Heel-Face Turn 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.
- Brutal Honesty: If the Gods are Jerkasses, he'll say it to their faces.
- 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.
- Canon Immigrant: He made his debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a simple color change for Pit. He was notable for changing Pit's color more dramatically than any of the other costumes, which really only changed his tunic color and slightly changed his wings' tint.
- Can't Live Without You: Dark Pit's change of heart comes when he finds out killing Pit means he dies as well.
- Car Fu: Rams the Lightning Chariot into the Chaos Vortex to prevent the Chaos Kin from escaping.
- He also rammed the chariot into Hades so he could grab Pit and escape with him.
- Cloning Blues: It's not fun being seen by the world as nothing more than Pit's Evil Knockoff and getting slammed with a nickname that basically means "spit".
- Combat Pragmatist: Whether it's against Pit or the Underworld army, he has a habit of attacking them when they least expect it.
- The Comically Serious: Hades claims he has no sense of humor. In return, Dark Pit just ignores him, unlike Pit.
- Cool Crown: Wears one just like Pit.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's the Anthropomorphic Personification of Pit's dark side, but is only neutral at his worst.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being the manifestation of Pit's more negative qualities, Dark Pit is a little more loose with the snark.
- Defrosting Ice King: After some Character Development, he softens up to everyone around him, going as far as to save Pit from death.
- Determinator: He is determined to save Pit after the latter saved his life from Chaos Kin. At the cost of losing his ability to fly, he manages to bring Pit's wings back.
- Didn't Think This Through: After healing Pit, he decides to fly off rather than try and explain why he helped, forgetting that he'd lost the power of flight that he stole from Pandora.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In Ch 22, he calls out Palutena and Viridi for damaging the world with constant wars and blaming it on humans.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Literally. The first thing he does upon being created from the Mirror Of Truth is punch Pandora.
- Dub Name Change: From "Black Pit" in the Japanese version.
- 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.
- Early-Bird Cameo: One of Pit's alternate colors in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is basically Dark Pit with normal Pit's eye color.
- Enemy Without: Downplayed. He's the personification of Pit's worst qualities...but Pit is such a Nice Guy that his "worst qualities" are his sarcastic sense of humor, brashness, and stubborn behavior.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Pittoo", courtesy of Palutena. He's known as Bla-Pi or Kuro-Pi in Japan, short for Black Pit or Kuro Pit, and Tip in French. Regardless of the version, he hates it.
- Hades takes it a bit farther and gives him the downright childish name of Pitooey.
- He's less prone to reacting to it as time goes on in Uprising, although he'll still snap at Pit for calling him that in Smash 4.
- It also hasn't stuck completely. In Smash 4, the others still actually call him "Dark Pit" when merely talking about him, but use "Pittoo" to his face, possibly to get a rise out of him (such as Pit greeting him in Dark Pit's codec conversation, and Palutena's victory quote against him.)
- Evil Knockoff: Was supposed to be one of Pit for the Underworld forces. He's really just neutral at worst, and eventually sides with the heroes later on.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Del Rio voices him with a slightly deeper inflection than he does Pit. Not so much "evil" as "Anti-Hero", though.
- Evil Twin: Starts off as one toward Pit, but subverted midway through when he switches sides. Then he's more of a jerkish twin.
- Evil Wears Black: To show his status as Pit's dark side. Downplayed in that he's neutral at worst.
- Flawed Prototype: Sort of; it's stated that Pit smashed the Mirror of Truth before it finished creating Dark Pit. While there seems to be no other side effects (at least not any that have been explicitly linked to apparently being "incomplete" * ), this is theorized by Palutena as to why Dark Pit holds no inherent allegiances, implying that a "completed" clone would've somehow been inherently loyal to the Underworld Army.
- Flight: Absorbs Pandora's power to be able to fly on his own. He loses this power in Ch 22 when the Rewind Spring revives her.
- Foil: To Pit. The two are on opposite ends of the Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism. Pit is the optimistic idealist who believes in the good of everyone, human and gods alike. Dark Pit, however, is fully aware that humans are bad and the gods are just as worse. Also, while Pit is extremely loyal to Palutena, Dark Pit holds no allegiance to anyone but himself.
- Good Feels Good: Heavily implied to be the reason he keeps coming back to save the day and help Pit, not that he'll admit it.
- Good Is Not Nice: He may share Pit's sense of justice, but he's nowhere as nice as him due to his fierce independent 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.
- Heel-Face Turn: Probably the biggest thing that sets him apart from all the other evil counterparts of other Nintendo heroes (e.g. Dark Link, Shadow Mario, Dark Samus, Blood Falcon, etc.)
- Hot-Blooded: A more subdued version, but it's still there.
- I Work Alone: He explicitly states that he's "no pawn" and only serves himself.
- 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.
- In-Series Nickname: Pit, Palutena, and every character in the game insists on calling him Pittoo (as in "Pit Two"). And he doesn't like it one bit.
- Jack of All Stats: Much like Pit.
- 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 concedes he may have a point.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abrasive, sarcastic, arrogant, and brash. But hardly a villain.
- The Lancer: Eventually becomes this to Pit.
- 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.
- Naytheist: He dislikes taking orders from the gods and tends to view them as petty squabblers who cause most of the problems in the story... and he's not entirely incorrect.
- 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.
- Offhand Backhand: To Pandora which doubles as an Establishing Character Moment.
- Only Sane Man: He tries to come off as one compared to everyone else. However...
- Not So Above It All: The fact that he and Pit think the same way puts him in this category by default (as shown in Chapter 21, where they finished their motto that they both made up on the spot.)
- Parody: Of the Darker and Edgier Evil Counterpart character in games, like Shadow. His tendency to "fight for himself" is mocked by several characters, and a lot of his actions in general are mocked for being edgy for the sake of being edgy.
- Power Copying: He absorbs Pandora's powers after helping Pit take her down.
- Punny Name: Pit -> Pittoo (Pit Two).
- "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 two randomly selected each time you play plus the final time in center stage.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: As Pit's Evil Twin, he has the evil red eyes. He's a better guy following his Heel-Face Turn but you should still take warning.
- Reverse Grip: When separating his bow into twin blades, he tends to hold one in this position, just like Pit.
- Shadow Archetype: Of Pit.
- 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 he spends the flight section "kiting" Pit, and 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.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Pit's Wise Guy.
- Synchronization: What happens to Pit, happens to Dark Pit as well... well, sometimes. Whether or not this due to being a Flawed Prototype as described above or simply inherent to being Pit's clone is unknown.
- Turned Against Their Masters: The very first thing he did upon creation was deliver an Offhand Backhand to Pandora and help Pit take her down. Palutena theorizes that he turned on the Underworld Army because Pit smashed the Mirror of Truth before he was completed.
- Tsundere: The Japanese version of the game aims for Dark Pit being a Type A instead of the lone wolf that he is portrayed as in the English version.
- Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Leads to them finishing a motto together in Chapter 21.
- When He Smiles: The ending of Uprising.
- He also smiles whether he wins or loses in ''Light versus Dark''.
- Wild Card: And damn proud of it. He's unpredictable to the point you don't know who he'll side with until he officially sides with Pit later on in the game.
- Smash 4 reveals that he currently works for the Forces of Nature post-Uprising, though as he states "Viridi's interests and mine just happen to overlap," this is likely a temporary arrangement.
- Winged Humanoid: He's an angel, so it's to be expected.
- Wings Do Nothing: Averted at first. Absorbing Pandora's power allowed Dark Pit to fly on his own. He loses this power in Ch 22 when the Rewind Spring revives her.
- Would Hit a Girl: Especially if she is Pandora.
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN, Uprising), Patrick Seitz (EN, Smash 4)
- "My name's Magnus, by the way. Don't hit me, and we'll get along just fine."
- Anti-Hero: In that he's Only in It for the Money. That being said, he's far more heroic than the standard Anti-Hero.
- Badass: This is a guy who can take down Underworld Monsters with nothing but a giant sword.
- BFS: It's so big that Pit's version of the weapon is classified as a Magnus Club.
- Blade Across The Shoulder: His default pose.
- Blue Oni: The blue to Pit's red.
- Brutal Honesty: Magnus doesn't pull punches nor minces words. If he's got something to say, he'll say it flat out.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He's only a baseline human, but able to beat down and overpower the Underworld forces by himself.
- Close Range Combatant: He attacks solely with melee attacks seeing as how he lacks the ability to shoot projectiles with his weapon.
- Crusading Widower: It is mentioned by Palutena and his idol description that he had lost a child to the Underworld Forces. He doesn't talk about it much, if at all.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: This memorable line in Ch 2.Magnus: Hey, if you're chatting with your precious goddess, give her a message from me. Tell her she's been sleeping on the job! My world is on the edge of collapse.
- Dual Boss: With Gaol in chapter 24.
- Dub Name Change: From "Magna" in the Japanese version.
- Foil: Serves as one to Pit. Both are skilled warriors, but unlike Pit, who charges into battle with guns ablazing, Magnus handles situations with a more tactical approach.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Gaol, according to the Magnus & Gaol idol.
- Hero of Another Story: It's implied that he goes off living the mercenary life whenever you're not with him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, he claims to be Only in It for the Money and doesn't act very polite, but he genuinely cares about other people and is open to the idea of working together with Pit.
- Leitmotif: A surprisingly heroic one for a blatant Anti-Hero.
- 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.
- Naytheist: While working with Pit in Chapter 2, he tells Pit to let Palutena know that she's slacking off and his world is on the brink of collapse because of it.
- 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.
- Punch Clock Hero: He outright states that he does what he does for money. That said, he's still a pretty cool guy.
- Rated M for Manly Deep voice, gruff exterior, muscles, and he's a mercenary to boot.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The straight man to Pit's wise guy.
- Tattooed Crook: Has red tattoos on his right arm.
- Too Many Belts: He has three around his chest, and three on each leg.
- Wham Line: Yesterday?! Try THREE YEARS, buddy!
- World's Strongest Man: Strongest human warrior in the world.
- "Your training is complete."
- All-Powerful Bystander
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: While the tile enemies used in his training tests reappear in Uprising, Zeus doesn't even get a passing mention.
- Cool Old Guy: Wow, Awesome Job, Pit!
- Eccentric Mentor
- Holy Halo
- No Name Given: In the first game and only went under friendly god. Named Zeus in Of Myths and Monsters.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He'll give you weapon upgrades, only if you pass his training tests.
- Catch Phrase: YOU WEAKLING!
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the first game his hair changes colour as Pit's does.
The Nurse from the Hospital who removes the Eggplant Curse.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Since the Eggplant Wizard's curse is reduced to a temporary status effect in Uprising, there isn't much need for her. Pit and Palutena discuss this, but they never bring up the nurse herself.
- Flat Character
- The Medic: In the fortresses.
- White Magic: The only explanation as to how she can get rid of the eggplant curse.
- "Look for a hidden door above this stage's entrance."
Poseidon, God of the Sea
Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN)
The God of the Sea. Normally neutral, Poseidon prefers to keep to himself and rule the seas while silently observing events on the surface. Annoyed by the antics of the Underworld Army, he aids Pit and Palutena by opening the sea to the Seafloor Palace.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has bluish skin.
- Badass Baritone: Again, courtesy of Fred Tatasciore.
- Badass Beard: And it's quite long.
- Badass Mustache: Big and busy.
- BFG: Does not use one, but a weapon called the Poseidon Cannon is modeled after him.
- I Did What I Had to Do: His reasoning for sinking a city to stop the humans from becoming a problem.Poseidon: Humans consist of equal parts hubris, envy, and deceit. Sometimes one has to put them in their place.
- Making a Splash: He's the God of the Sea, people.
- One-Shot Character: Completely disappears from the plot after Chapter 7.
- Only Sane Man: Unlike most of the other gods, he has more justifiable reasons for what he does (i.e. sinking a city when those in it were becoming a problem, without going off the handle like Viridi).
- Granted, however, it's difficult to judge how well he fits this trope due to his rather brief appearance in-story.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Fittingly enough.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He only wears a white robe.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sank a city when its inhabitants were becoming a problem. At least he's more calmer about it than Viridi.
Pyrrhon, the Sun God
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Troy Baker (EN)
- "Pyrrhon senses danger... and now, Pyrrhon sees it!"
- Affably Evil: He's quite friendly, even after his true nature is revealed.
- A God Am I: Technically, he's already one, but he plans to take control of the Aurum and become, in his own words, a "Level Infinity Epic Supergod-Plus!"
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has red skin.
- Ambition Is Evil: His desire to take control of the Aurum and be the strongest God resulted in him getting controlled instead, once the Aurum Brain resumed control.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: He's technically nude, but any naughty bits are nonexistent.
- The Chessmaster: He was using everyone's help to get to the Aurum Brain and gain control of the Aurum himself. His plan ends up backfiring about four minutes after his hijack, however.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Or at least he acts like one.
- Creepy Monotone: As Aurum Pyrrhon. He even says "Ow" and "Shazamitylam" in monotone while fighting him.
- Convection Schmonvection: He's for all intents and purposes Kid Icarus's Human Torch, yet he's able to carry Pit without fear of burning him.
- Dub Name Change: From "Raz" in the Japanese version.
- Evil All Along: His plan was to merge with the Aurum Brain to become the head of the Aurum Hive Mind and become more powerful than the other gods. This backfires once the Aurum Brain takes him over.
- Though it seems that Pit defeating him brought him back to his senses, as Palutena mentions that he's pushing the Aurum away, though that may just be the massive fiery exhaust from him exploding pushing them away.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Taking over the Aurum Brain backfires, as it outwills him eventually.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: It's eventually revealed he was merely using everyone to take control of the Aurum.
- Expy: Not of Helios the sun god but of Helios' son Phaethon. Phaethon wasn't acknowledged by the other Gods despite being one of them and took drastic action and demanded to drive his father's chariot to prove them wrong. Not only did it backfire on him, but it costed Phaethon his life.
- Flaming Hair: His hair, like most of his body, is completely Wreathed in Flames.
- For Great Justice: He has a delivery, and its return address is JUSTICE!!!
- Flying Firepower: Can fly in the air and toss fire blasts at enemies.
- Full-Frontal Assault: He's completely nude.
- Green Eyes: Has green eyes to match the green jewel on his forehead.
- Hand Blast: Pyhrron uses this to attack the Aurum. Kablooey! Kablammy! The Burning Palm weapon, in addition, seems to be patterned after him.
- Heroic Build: Bordering on Walking Shirtless Scene.
- Idiot Hero: He's very heroic, but also very stupid.
- Kamehamehadoken: His Pyro Cannon attack, which he uses in Ch. 17.
- 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.
- Light Is Not Good: He's the Sun God and is seemingly on everyone's side, but it's soon revealed he was using them to take control of the Aurum.
- Lord Error-Prone: He means well, but he can be reckless at times. Such as unintentionally making the Aurum Generator stronger with his firepower.
- Miles Gloriosus: Minus the cowardice, at least. He's brash and brave to a fault.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Palutena does this to him. His idol refers to him as the self-proclaimed sun god, so this may be because he's not actually a god.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He ends up making the Aurum Generator stronger when he attacks it with fire.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's not nearly as dumb as people think he is. The rest of the cast figures this out all-too late.
- Playing with Fire: He's the Sun God after all.
- The Power of the Sun: Again, he's the Sun God.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Pyrrhon can mold his fire attacks into other shapes, his Signature Move being the "Pyro Snake".
- Third-Person Person: Pyrrhon always refers to Pyrrhon by Pyrrhon's own name!
- Tron Lines: Has yellow markings all over his body.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Is never seen or mentioned again after the Aurum arc.
- 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.Pit: Ugh, what an idiot!
- Wiki Walk: This is heavily implied just by the mere mention of "Divinipedia". Of course, there's nothing really fishy with his knowledge about the Aurum, given he's the only one of all the gods who seems to know all there is know about them.
- Worthy Opponent: Viridi mentions that the only person he considers an equal is Pit.
- Wreathed in Flames
- Zeroes and Ones: Once controlled by the Aurum, proceeds to rattle off "KILL" in binary before fighting Pit.
The Chariot Master
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)A mysterious figure who is the owner of the Lightning Chariot.
- Alas, Poor Villain: While villain is a stretch, his death is treated as this. Both Pit and Viridi felt it was completely pointless and both regret it had to come to that.
- Anti-Villain: He really does nothing villainous, but Pit still has to defeat him to get the Lightning Chariot.
- Death Seeker: Hinted at during his level and Boss Fight, and confirmed shortly afterwards.
- The Disembodied: Stated by both him and his Idol description. His body has long been destroyed, and the only thing keeping him going is the fact that he follows the soldier's path in death.
- Dub Name Change: From "The Main Tank" in the Japanese version.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: If he has a name beyond the Chariot Master, it's never been revealed.
- Face Death with Dignity: He dies peacefully and without regret after Pit defeats him.
- Graceful Loser: Takes his defeat and imminent demise quite well, possibly because he wanted it this way.
- High Speed Battle: His Boss Fight consists of Pit and the Chariot Master chasing each other on separate chariots.
- Hurting Hero: Heavily implied to be this.
- I Have Many Names; Said almost verbatim during his introduction.Chariot Master: I've had many names in my life, but now I am called the Chariot Master.
- Only Sane Man: He's basically the only calm and reasonable character onscreen, considering when Pit encounters him.
- Secret Test of Character: His refusal to hand over the Lightning Chariot and forcing Pit to climb the tower to confront him was to test Pit and see if he was worthy to wield it.
- The Stoic: The most calm and levelheaded character in the game.
Voiced by: Koji Yada (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)
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.
- Bald of Awesome: Justified in that he's old.
- Cool Old Guy: An old man who happens to be the most powerful character in the game and is a pretty fun guy to be with.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
- Drop the Hammer: His forge, which he uses to create his weapons.
- Eccentric Mentor: His manner of teaching Pit is odd, but he does want to help.
- Expy: Of the greek god of smithing Hephaestus who was known for making all the weapons for the Gods and keeping out of their affairs.
- Reality Warper: Dyntos can do virtually anything. For starters, he 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 enemy 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. What makes this frightening is that there seems to be virtually no limit to his powers. As Palutena herself notes, he could potentially take over everything if he wanted to.
- Story-Breaker Power: Potentially. The speed at which he can make copies of ANYTHING, not to mention make them all superior, could easily see him as the ultimate conqueror if that's what he wanted to accomplish.
- 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.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a flashback during Hades' made-up story in Chapter 11 before appearing in person.
- Grand Theft Me: A rare case where it's done by the hero of the story.
- Parental Abandonment: They were allegedly run over by Hades on accident, although it's unclear if that actually did happen.
- Songs of Solace: Her theme.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: After the ring is dropped, and the dog takes it, the girl literally disappears as soon as you turn around. Lampshaded by Pit.
- The Voiceless: Doesn't say a word.
Another inhabitant of the town attacked in chapter 18. Loves to eat garbage in the town.
The Great Sacred Treasure
A mech made by Dyntos to help Pit defeat Hades.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Pit has to beat it in a boss battle before Dyntos lets him use it.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: You only really use it for the Final Boss.
- Final Boss: Of the Boss Rush. Hades is skipped as the final battle takes up the entirety of the final chapter.
- Humongous Mecha: A flying one, at that.
- Laser Blade: Uses one to slice Hades in half.
- Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly fast and very powerful.
- One-Hit KO: Its ultimate attack can one-hit kill Pit and blast 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.
- Orichalcum: What it's composed of, according to Dyntos.
- Transforming Mecha: According to its idol description, it can change its form to adapt to damage. It has a "pursuit" mode, "mech armor" mode, and an "ultralight" mode.
- Walking- er, Flying Spoiler: As it only shows up for the final battle with Hades.
Medusa, Goddess of Darkness/Queen of the Underworld
Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (JP), Cree Summer (EN)
Debut: Kid Icarus
- "So hurry to me, Pit. I'll strip you of your wings and sever you from the heavens forever!"
- Antagonist Title: Medusa's Revenge.
- Arch-Enemy: To Palutena and Pit.
- Arc Villain: She appears to be the Big Bad at first in Uprising, but it turns out she's only the villain for the first one-third of the whole game (Chapters 1-9, to be exact).
- Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman: In Uprising and in the anime short, Medusa's Revenge.
- Back from the Dead: In Uprising. And then again at the end of the final level.
- Big Bad: In the first game she's the main villain but not in Uprising, where she's just an Arc Villain.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She punches Hades in the head so hard it DECAPITATES him, but doing that breaks off the arm she did it with.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Palutena's Abel.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She's the Goddess of Darkness and makes no bones about it.
- Casting a Shadow: As befits the Goddess of Darkness.
- Classic Villain: Representing Ambition and Wrath.
- Cyclops: Her form at the end of Kid Icarus. She once again takes this form in ''Kid Icarus Uprising'' after receiving enough damage.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as other characters in the game, but she has her moments.
- Death Seeker: Sort of; in Chapter 25, she attacks Hades so he'll stop resurrecting her over and over.
- Detachment Combat: During the final phase of the fight in Uprising, she will take her head off and send it flying after Pit.
- Evil Counterpart: To Palutena.
- Eye Beams: Her main method of attack during her fight.
- Fallen Hero: She once ruled Skyworld alongside Palutena, but her heart turned evil and she began attacking humanity, forcing Palutena to exile her.
- Faux Affably Evil: She's quite reserved and soft-spoken, but is far from kind.
- Femme Fatalons: Her fingers are claws and she has no problem using them as weapons.
- Final Boss: Of the first game.
- Disc One Final Boss: In Uprising. Thought the game was over? You're not even halfway done.
- Foe Romance Subtext: Quite a bit between her and Pit in Chapter 9.Medusa: I can sense you getting closer, Pit.Pit: There's nowhere left for you to run!Medusa: Y'know, I'm very much looking forward to your arrival. I feel like Rapunzel waiting for her prince.Pit: Sorry to break it to you, but those aren't exactly golden locks on your head.Medusa: And you're not exactly a brave hero. Yet somehow the thought of our confrontation fills me with anticipation. So hurry to me, Pit. I'll strip you of your wings and sever you from the heavens forever.Pit: I don't think so!
- Glamour Failure: Her AR idol description states that she uses magic to hide her true appearance, but is forced to use all her power into fighting Pit, causing the disguise to fail.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: In the anime short Medusa's Revenge, and man is it creepy.
- Goddess of Evil: Well, one of them, anyway.
- Gorgeous Gorgon: Was beautiful before Palutena transformed her into a monster in the first game. Became sexy once more in Uprising. Until she was forced to put all her power into fighting Pit, leaving none to maintain her appearance.
- Hannibal Has a Point: Her "Reason You Suck" Speech to Palutena makes sense in retrospect. Pit's retort, however, also makes sense. It all depends on the point of view of the character.
- Hot Goddess: Until she goes One-Winged Angel.
- Knight of Cerebus: Though downplayed, she's the only villain aside from the Chaos Kin to have no comedic elements (Hades is only played serious onscreen). The fact that she's one of the few characters in the game who does't break the fourth wall also helps.
- Large and In Charge: She's Kaiju-sized, and by far the largest thing fought except Hades, who is as big as she is.
- Last-Second Chance: Palutena gives Medusa one last chance to surrender by promising to spare her if she agrees to withdraw her forces and remain in her castle. Works as well as you'd expect.
- Long-Range Fighter: In terms of fighting style, she prefers to keep her distance and bombard opponents with dark energy blasts, only using melee attacks when the opponent is close enough.
- Medusa: Well, yeah.
- Moral Myopia: Resents Palutena for turning her into a monster and exiling her to the Underworld while conveniently ignoring the fact that the reason she did that in the first place was because she was attacking humanity.
- Not So Different: Tries to pull this one on Palutena before Pit shuts her up. However, given Palutena's silence... she might be right.
- Obviously Evil: Just look at her.
- One-Winged Angel: In Uprising, she transforms into a more traditional Gorgon who has a head that will chase after you.
- Orcus on His Throne: She basically stays in her castle while her commanders do all the work.
- Poisonous Person: Has a mouth on her right hand that expels poison gas.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tries to pull one on Palutena, but Pit interrupts her.
- Red Eye, Take Warning: When she goes One-Winged Angel.
- Revenge: Her primary motivation.
- A Sinister Clue: She holds her Staff of Authority in her left hand, unlike Palutena who holds it in her right.
- Slasher Smile: In Medusa's Revenge.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Maintains a deep, feminine voice even as she muses on how a bloodbath would be the perfect way to celebrate her resurrection.
- Staff of Authority: In Uprising.
- The Stoic: Is remarkably calm, barely raising her voice even in dire situations, and never suffers a Villainous Breakdown.
- 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.
- Worf Had the Flu: Palutena notes that Medusa seems weaker than she was previously. And this is indeed true as Pit is able to beat her without the use of the Three Sacred Treasures when in the first game, he could only defeat her with the Treasures equipped.
Hades, Lord of the Underworld
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Scott Bullock (EN)
- "Welcome to my underworld, Pitty Pat. You too, Pretty Palutena."
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is entirely purple, with a hint of red here and there.
- 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.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When Pit finally confronts Hades, his size compared to Pit is gigantic. Pit appears to be the size of one of Hades's fingernails at most.
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: He wanted to get one started so he could fuel up on souls during the final battle, much to everyone's digust.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Top God of the Underworld and by far and away the most powerful. Though he prefers to rule from the shadows, he has no problem getting his hands dirty if he has to.
- Bacon Addiction: He compares souls to bacon in chapter 23: they taste good with everything.
- Badass: Despite his flair for the dramatic and trollish personality, he's shown to be a competent schemer and one of the most powerful members of the cast, second only to Dyntos. Literally, the only reason he loses is due to Medusa's intervention.
- 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.
- Bullet Hell: What his Final Boss fight is in a nutshell. Quite literally considering the first half of the fight takes place in the Underworld.
- The Caligula: He's the ruler of the Underworld who sees causing destruction as a good time. Not the picture of mental health one would expect in a ruler.
- Cannibalism Superpower: Can devour souls to increase his strength or for healing purposes. Though doing so disrupts the celestial balance of the world.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Depending on how he wants to annoy people that day, he'll openly brag about how destructive he is for the sake of getting a rise out of people.
- Casanova Wannabe: Whenever he flirts with goddesses (or Pit), they usually feel disgusted.
- The Chessmaster: Manipulates the Wish Seed plot to turn the humans against each other so he can harvest their souls.
- Classic Villain: Representing greed, sloth, pride, and wrath.
- Control Freak: Has shades of it. As the ruler of the Underworld, Hades expects things to always go his way. When something happens that threatens to take away that control like, say, subordinates questioning or rebelling against him, it's one of the few moments when Hades will react with genuine rage and extreme violence.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His first fight with Pit has him destroying the Three Sacred Treasures and mopping the floor with Pit.
- Dark Is Evil: Has more in common with traditional depictions of Satan then the Greek Hades.
- Deadpan Snarker: No matter what the situation, Hades always has a wisecrack ready.
- Enemy Mine: He teams up with Palutena and Viridi to take down the Aurum.
- Energy Ball: Has several variations. Some that fire trick shots if fired on, others that fire if Pit does nothing.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He claims that the Chaos Kin "is too much of a handful even for him."
- Everybody Hates Hades: And he gives them plenty of reason to.
- Evil Brit: Speaks with a British accent.
- 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.
- Evil Is Petty: Despite Hades having much higher goals and ambitions, he just cannot resist opportunities to rub salt in his enemies's wounds, or just mess with them for a good laugh at their expense. Despite working with the heroes to stop the Aurum, Hades still summons Mimicuties to impede his progress just to screw with him. And later, in Ch. 19, Hades sends Underworld troops to retrieve the Lightning Chariot just to get in Pit's way.Palutena: You'd think the lord of the Underworld would be too busy for mischief making.
Hades: Oh, no. Making mischief is one of my principal responsibilities.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Thanks to Scott Bullock.
- 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.
- Eye Beams: Has several. The most powerful of them is one fired from the third eye on his forehead.
- Facial Markings: He has red streaks going across his face, which gives off the vibe of a mask.
- Faux Affably Evil: Hades carries an air of good showmanship most of the time, presenting himself as an affable, though eccentric gentlemen, though he's prone to making backhanded compliments and snide remarks most of the time. He even teams up with the heroes to defeat the Aurum, though for his own reasons. Underneath it all, however, Hades is a total psychopath and when he lets the mask slip, he's outright terrifying. Despite that however, he does have enough respect to congratulate Pit after he defeats him for good. This is even lampshaded by his trophy descriptions in Smash 4.NA: The true ruler of the Underworld, he is so powerful that he easily resurrected Medusa for his own amusement—and to distract his foes. Full of arrogance, he does have a genuine sense of humor, though it mainly serves to conceal his callous disregard for life.PAL: The true ruler of the Underworld Army. He resurrected Medusa, then sat back to watch the chaos unfold. His power and skill surpass those of all other gods, yet he seems very nonchalant. Once you get past his jokey exterior, though, it's clear how cruel and twisted he really is.
- Final Boss: As often as other issues get in the way, he and Pit finally get to duke it out in the final chapter of the game.
- Flaming Hair: His green-and-red hair flows in such a manner that it evokes imagery of fire, fittingly enough. And in his final form during the final battle, his entire head becomes coated in an otherworldly neon-blue fire.
- Foreshadowing: There are several hints in the beginning chapters that Hades is the true Big Bad of the game.
- In Ch 6, Both Pit and Palutena note that despite the Mirror of Truth being destroyed, the Underworld Army is still getting new monsters. Later it's revealed that Hades uses the souls of fallen humans to create his monsters.
- In Ch 7, When Palutena asks Thanatos why he doesn't outrank Medusa as he's the God of Death, Thanatos makes weird Indian noises to dodge the question, implying that he knows Medusa is Hades's pawn, but didn't want to reveal it.
- In Ch 9, Medusa herself admits that she had no idea how she came back to life and that her memories are fuzzy at best. Palutena also notes that Medusa is weaker than she normally is. Then Hades reveals himself at the end of the chapter.
- For the Evulz: He himself admits that committing acts of evil is his idea of a good time.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: During the final phase of the fight.
- 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.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: Purple, red, black, and green? This guy screams evil.
- Graceful Loser: Takes his defeat well even without considering his secret message.
- God of Evil: The God of the Underworld and the most malevolent villain in the game.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: During the final battle. It doesn't last very long.
- Hannibal Has a Point: His statement to Pit about "what is the difference between reincarnating souls and removing souls from existence?" does make sense in retrospect. Pit is left almost speechless.
- Healing Factor: He manages to regenerate the entire lower half of his body after Pit slices him in half with the Great Sacred Treasure, as well as his head after Medusa punches it off.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: His first fight with Pit.
- Hypocrite: He claims that humans are predictable due to their greed, yet it is his greed that causes all the suffering that happens in 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.
- Invincible Villain: An odd example of this trope as his invinciblity is mostly due to tactics. Thanks to his Xanatos Gambit in Ch 10, most of the game is things going his way. Even with the appearance of other Arc Villains, no matter what happens, Hades would get more souls for his realm. And though he's one of the most powerful characters in the game, very little of the game is spent fighting him.
- It's All About Me: It's all about getting things his way no matter who has to suffer in the process. Best shown by this statement during his introduction: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!
- Jerkass: Let's just get it out there: Even at his "nicest", he's still a total asshole.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Teams up with the heroes to stop the Aurum solely because he wants to be the only one to plunder the Earth.
- 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. And even then, as The Stinger shows, it probably inconvenienced him at worst.
- 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. Summed up quite well in this exchange between himself and Viridi in chapter 22:Viridi: Your disregard for life is just astounding. Could you be any more callous?
Hades: Well, I could try.
- Large and In Charge: Rivals Medusa as the largest boss in the game.
- Large Ham: Hades has a tendency to be loud and hammy when he's talking.
- Laughably Evil: He's a madman, but one can't help but find him funny.
- Leitmotif: A three-note ominous chant heard here. It gets remixed in the final battle.
- Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated 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).Viridi: It's kinda like watching an elephant sprint.
- The Man Behind the Man: In Uprising. (Not the entire series. As far as we know, anyways.)
- 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.
- More Dakka: Whoa nelly. He is literally a walking Bullet Hell. He has Eye Beams, huge lasers that he can fire from his forehead and each of his palms, thrown Deflector Shields that shoot out their own fireballs, trick bullets that fly straight into you if you shoot them by mistake, more trick bullets that fly back to hit you if you don't shoot them down... and to top it all off, his Devastation Ensemble allows him to grow all kinds of turrets out of just about any part of his clothing. Final Boss indeed.
- 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 so Fast, Bucko!: In chapter 9, while Pit and Palutena are celebrating Medusa's defeat, Hades cuts in at that moment, declaring, "Now, wait just a second."
- 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.
- Obviously Evil: Just look at him.
- Off with His Head!: Medusa punches his head clean off, not that it slows him down.
- 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.
- Perpetual Smiler: He usually has a cross of a Slasher Smile and a troll-face-style smile on his face.
- Person of Mass Destruction: When wearing his Devastation Ensemble which allows him to spawn weapons from any part of his body. If he were to go all out, there wouldn't be much of a world left to save. His AR Card even describes him as a literal weapon of mass destruction.
- Physical God: Of the Underworld.
- 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.
- Power of the Void: During the third round of the fight, Hades creates vortexes on his hands to draw Pit in and hold him in place to fire more shots at him. The vortexes can be destroyed by Pit's own shots.
- 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.
- Punch Catch: Pulls one off against Medusa after her Villainous Rescue, which he follows up by ripping her arm clean off.
- Purple Is Powerful: Hades's skin color is predominantly purple, and he is indeed very powerful (as you should expect from someone with the title 'Lord of the Underworld.')
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: In his first fight with Pit.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: And they glow red when he loses his temper.
- Seven Deadly Sins: While greed, sloth, pride, and wrath are his biggest vices, Hades, in a way, represents all of them. He has a greed and gluttony for souls, has a lust for power and control, is incredibly slothful and prefers to let others do his dirty work, is extremely arrogant and vain, and reacts with extreme wrath when threatened.
- Slasher Smile: His default expression.
- Slouch of Villainy: His defaut pose when he's not doing a Badass Armfold.
- The Sociopath: Incredibly manipulative with tons of charisma, but has no empathy for anything but himself. To him, 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.
- Spikes of Villainy: When wearing his Deavastation Ensemble.
- Stepford Smiler: Type C. Wears an ever-present smile, but is a total psychopath.
- 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.
- Super Strength: Able to rip Medusa's arm clean off and kill her in a single uppercut.
- 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.
- Third Eye: Has one that he opens up to fire his Wave Motion Gun.
- This Is a Drill: He just pops a drill out of his body in his attempt to destroy the Great Sacred Treasure.
- Token Evil Teammate: During the Aurum arc.
- Top God: He leads all of the gods of the underworld in Uprising, including Medusa, Thanatos, and Pandora.
- Troll: Oh my good bloody Lord... He even gives Palutena a run for her money by having an almost permanent Troll Face!
- Vacuum Mouth: Used to swallow Pit whole in Chapter 23.
- Vile Villain Saccharine Game: While the game is more Crapsaccharine than Saccharine due to the setting and nature of the game, it still is quite lighthearted. Hades on the other hand, is the God of Evil who seeks to destroy humanity to harvest their souls for his own greed. Laughably Evil moments aside, Hades is one of the more darker villains of the game.
- 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.
- Walking Spoiler: To such an extent that literally every single entry on the page was whited-out before advanced warning was given. In spite of being the villain for 64% of the game, nothing in promotional material prior to the game's release or even prior to his debut in the game itself indicated he even existed!
- Wave Motion Gun: His strongest attack during the final battle is a powerful laser he fires from a Third Eye on his forehead. It causes a Non-Standard Game Over if Pit fails to fill the gauge before he fires.
- Womb Level: Level 23 is his digestive tract, which according to the Idol description is apparently an alternate dimension.
- Worthy Opponent: Appears to acknowledge Pit as one if The Stinger is any indication.
- Would Hit a Girl: Medusa learns this the hard way.
- 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.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Said almost verbatim to Medusa as he kills her.
- Your Soul Is Mine: His soul motivation. The only purpose he has for starting a war and sending the Underworld Army to massacre everyone is to amass a large collection of souls. (That, and according to Hades they taste delicious.)
Twinbellows the Ferocious
A devil dog with two heads. Its body is wrapped in fire and spits out bullets of magma energy.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His strategy in the original Kid Icarus is to fire projectiles and advance (and occasionally jump). With enough Centurions, Pit can theoretically take him out before he reaches the other side of the room.
- Breath Weapon: Can breath fire.
- Bullfight Boss: In Uprising, if Pit manages to dodge his Charge Attack, Twinbellows will hit the wall and be stunned long enough for Pit to attack him.
- Charge Attack: Twinbellows will attempt to ram Pit. On higher difficultes, it will spam this move repeatedly.
- Expy: Of Cerberus from classical Greek Mythology as both are Hellhounds with multiple heads who serve as the guardian of the Underworld.
- Fireballs: Spits out fireballs.
- Flaming Hair: His fur seems to be composed of fire.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has green glowing eyes.
- Hellhound: He's the Guardian of the Underworld.
- Meaningful Name: He has Twin heads and Bellows out fire.
- Multiple Head Case: Has two heads. Hence the name.
- Playing with Fire: His attacks in both the original and Uprising.
- Warm-Up Boss: In Uprising.
- Tail Slap: In Uprising, one of his attacks is to smack Pit with his tail if he's behind him.
- Wreathed in Flames: In Uprising.
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Danny Mann (EN)
- Hewdraw (Blue Head): "Hello there!"Hewdraw (Purple Head): "It's snack time!"Hewdraw (Violet Head): "Mm! What a tender little morsel!"
- Affably Evil: They're a kind bunch of dragons. One in particular (the violet middle head) is very polite to Pit, even when he's trying to eat him. There's also one of the possible death quotes at the end of chapter 3:Hewdraw: Look how far you've come, Pit. I'm proud of you. (dies)
Pit: Huh. You don't usually meet such nice bosses.
- Breath Weapon: From fireballs to laser beams.
- The Brute: Serves as this for the Underworld Army.
- Carry a Big Stick: Does not use one, but the Hewdraw Club is patterned after him.
- Dumb Muscle: Particularly the blue head.
- Evil Brit: The violet head has a distinct British accent.
- Expy: Of the Hydra from Greek Mythology, being serpentine monsters with multiple heads an incredible regenerative powers. However, their regenerative powers are somewhat inverted. While Hydra can regrow its heads if they are cut off, Hewdraw's heads are capable of acting independently if severed and can regrow new bodies instantly.
- Flight: Somehow is able to fly despite not having any visible wings.Pit: He can fly?
- Giant Flyer: Larger than Pit, but can still keep themselves aloft.
- Graceful Loser: When defeated, the last Hewdraw head compliments Pit and tells him how proud he is.
- Horn Beam: Can fire crescent-shaped energy blasts from his horn.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: One of the heads says he wants someone to put him out of his misery when the three are bickering amongst each other.
- Laughably Evil: Can be a riot due to their bickering. Even when separate, they provide some hilarious lines.
- Multiple Endings: Determined by the order you defeat the heads in Uprising.
- Multiple Head Case: Has three heads that have their own distinct personality, causing them to constantly bicker and argue with each other. Their bickering can get so bad that their sentences become impossible to process as they talk over each other.
- Our Dragons Are Different: A three-headed, talking dragon.
- So Proud of You: The "nice" head says this after Pit beats him.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: Hewdraw Reborn would be a lot harder to fight against if he didn't keep spawning fireballs you can shoot to get him out of the water.
- Tail Slap: Hewdraw Reborn can swipe its tail at Pit.
- Talking Animal: A talking dragon.
- Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Hewdraw's heads are capable of surviving on their own if they are decapitated.
- Healing Factor: And they can regrow a new torso in mere minutes.
- Yandere: When under the influence of Palutena's monster pheromones.
T(h)anatos, God of Death
Voiced by: Eiji Ito (JP), Danny Mann (EN)
- "The extra H is for Hamazing!"
- Affably Evil: Really, working for the Underworld Army is the only thing that makes him evil. He's actually quite nice and personable, if not eccentric.
- Antagonist Title: Thanatos Rising.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: As the God of Death, he gets perks like evil powers, health insurance... and free soda.
- 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.
- Big Bad: Of the Thanatos Rising anime short.
- 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.)
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's utterly wacky, yet he's somehow Medusa's second-in-command. Pit and Palutena even Lampshade it.Pit: How did this guy get to be Medusa's second-in-command?Palutena: Beats me. Seniority?
- Butt Monkey: To put it simply, even Pit shows no respect for him.
- Camp: Possibly the campiest villain in the whole show.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Let's just get it out there: Thanatos is nuts.
- Confusion Fu: His shapeshifting powers combined with his wackiness makes him very unpredictable in battle.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A complete and utter wackjob, but he's far from harmless. In Ch 14, he was able to hold his own against Phosphora and though he lost, was able to weaken her enough for Pit to fight her. And in Thanatos Rising, he shows just how dangerous he can be when he pus his mind to it.
- Cute Little Fangs: Has one on the right side of his mouth, but it's barely noticable.
- Death Is Cheap: As the god of death, he gets special privileges.
- The Dragon: He's Medusa's second in command and Hades' after he reveals himself. He even transforms into a literal dragon while fighting Phosphora.
- Evil Versus Evil: Reappears in Chapter 14 to battle Phosphora only to be defeated. Though how evil Phosphora is is debatable.
- Faux Affably Evil: Portrayed as this in Thanatos Rising. His politeness is a little less sincere and his jokes are more sardonic and a bit sadistic.
- For the Evulz: In Thanatos Rising, he tries to destroy a human city for no other reason than pure amusement. Granted, he could have been harvesting souls for the Underworld, but he seemed to take a little too much enjoyment out of it.
- Gag Lips: Has big, blue lips to go with his overall clown motif.
- High Speed Battle: Against Phosphora.
- Large Ham: Lampshaded. According to Thanatos, the extra H in his name (previously Tanatos) stands for "Hamazing".
- Laughably Evil: His childish personality makes him quite entertaining.
- Mad Hatter: Has definite shades of this. He even sounds like Disney's version of him.
- Monster Clown: His appearance in Uprising invokes this.
- Obviously Evil: What, were you expecting the God of Death to look nice?
- Poisonous Person: His attacks in his normal form can inflict poison status.
- Power Floats: He's never seen walking.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's very childish, easily offended, and overly sensitive, and when things don't go his way, he throws tantrums.
- Rage Quit: invokes this trope in Thanatos Rising.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a large scarf.
- Spell My Name with an "S": He changed his name from Tanatos to Thanatos, because the extra H is, well, you already know by now.
- Simple Staff: Does not use one, but the Thanatos staff is patterned after him.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: Thanatos would be unstoppable in his urn form if he didn't spit out skulls for Pit to knock back at him.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His torso is larger than his legs. That's probably why he floats around.
- Villain Ball: In Thanatos Rising, instead of killing Pit when he had him trapped, he decides to toy with him by throwing bombs at him. Pit beats him by shooting at the cogs, bringing the Trojan Horse Tank down on his head.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: His main superpower and the reason why he was able to turn himself into a snake in the first game. During his battle in Uprising, he transforms into: a giant foot, a bat that can split into swarms of smaller bats, a matryoshka doll, a sword and spears, and a jar.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Seems to be wearing overalls.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: What ultimately leads to his defeat in Thanatos Rising.
- The Worf Effect: When Hades revives him to fight against the Forces of Nature, Thanatos is defeated by Phosphora. He does, however, weaken Phosphora significantly.
Pandora, Goddess of Calamity
Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (JP), Nika Futterman (EN)
- "Do I look like a strategy guide? In case you haven't noticed...THIS ISN'T THE ASK AUNTIE PANDORA HOUR."
- And I Must Scream: If the dialogue in Ch. 22 is any indication, she was trapped in Dark Pit's wings for three years and fully aware the entire time.
- Arch-Enemy: Found one in Dark Pit.
- Ascended Extra: Was the easiest Boss (and boss of the next-to-last level) in the original Kid Icarus. Now plays a far bigger role in Uprising.
- Badass Finger Snap: The way she activates some of her spells as Amazon Pandora.
- Batman Gambit: Lured Pit to her Labrynth of Deceit to use him to create Dark Pit. Too bad her plan blew up in her face when Dark Pit rebels against her.
- Bishonen Line: In Uprising, she eventually assumes a humanoid form called Amazon Pandora.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Like Thanatos, she's very eccentric and a very capable fighter.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In Uprising, her eccentric behavior is what makes her level so confusing.
- Cool Sword: As Amazon Pandora, she wields a blue longsword.
- Cute Bruiser: As Amazon Pandora, she's definitely easy on the eyes. But she's more than just a pretty face.
- 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.
- Faux Affably Evil: She seems jaded and sarcastic at first glance, brushing aside things with a nonchalant attitude. But as her idol says, it's all an act and she revels in trickery and deception.
- The Fighting Narcissist: As Amazon Pandora. One of the first things she does after regaining her original form is to show off her new body. Doesn't stop her from fighting Dark Pit though.
- Floating Mask: Her original design was reminiscent of a sentient mask.
- Great Gazoo: She isn't called the Goddess of Deceit for nothing.
- God of Evil: The Goddess of Calamity and Disasters.
- Heart Beat-Down: Can fire heart-shaped projectiles and create heart-shaped barriers as Amazon Pandora.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Pulls this in both her fights.
Pandora: You got me... ...Just kidding!
- In her fight with Pit, after taking damage, she seemingly surrenders and allows Pit to destroy the Mirror of Truth. In reality, it was a Batman Gambit to create Dark Pit. Sadly for her, her plan quickly falls apart when Dark Pit turns on her.
- During her fight with Dark Pit, after taking damage, she falls to the ground. However it's a trick as after a few seconds, she'll get to her feet and fire off heart-shaped energy blasts.
- Mad Bomber: Can materialize bombs during her fights.
- Magic Knight: As Amazon Pandora. She fights with a sword and various deceptive magic.
- Master Swordsman: As Amazon Pandora, she is quite skilled with a sword.
- Playing with Fire: In her spirit form, she attacks by spitting out fireballs.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: As Amazon Pandora, Her eyes go from purple to red.
- 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.
- Showing Off the New Body: The first thing she says when she transforms into Amazon Pandora? "Eat your hearts out."
- Sword Beam: As Amazon Pandora, she can fire five of these from her sword.
- Technicolor Fire: She seems to be made of blue fire in her redesign. But it turns into red fire when she's angry.
- Turns Red: Literally. When angered, her spirit form goes from blue to red.
- The Trickster: Her idol says that she loves trickery.
- Wolverine Claws: Does not use any, but the Pandora claws are patterned after her.
Dark Lord Gaol
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)
- "Ah, Palutena's little messenger boy. And Magnus, it's always a pleasure!"
- 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.
- Barrier Warrior: Uses a barrier that will reflect ranged attacks.
- Casting a Shadow: Attacks with various blasts of dark energy.
- Cool Sword: The Gaol blade is modeled after her.
- Demonic Possession: The dark lord's armor took control over her after the Underworld Army forced her to wear it.
- Dual Boss: With Magnus late-game.
- Dub Name Change: From "Gainas" in the Japanese version.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: The dark lord can do a sweeping laser attack.
- Get Back Here Boss: Is quite difficult to pin down as Gaol constantly moves around the room.
- Green Eyes: When wearing the armor. It's unknown if she actually has green eyes as her eyes are closed when she's revealed to be human.
- Horned Humanoid: When wearing the armor.
- 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: 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. Interestingly, in-universe, Pit seems to only be surprised that she was human.
- Spikes of Villainy
- Tin Tyrant
- Token Human: Out of the Underworld Army.
- 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.
- Eye Beams: Can fire these at Pit.
- Flunky Boss: He does summon Reapettes, but only if he lands a hit on Pit with his Eye Beams.
- Green Eyes
- King Mook: Essentially a far bigger, far stronger version of the normal Reaper.
- Mighty Glacier: Hits like a tank, moves as fast as one too.
- Power Tattoo: Does not use one, but the Great Reaper Palm is patterned after him.
- Shockwave Stomp: One of its attacks.
- Sickly Green Glow: Its eyes and its necklace.
- Sinister Scythe: And it's as big as its body.
- Spin Attack
- 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.
An odd entity representing Hades's heart, existing within Hades.
- Armless Biped: Though it does seem to have two blood vessel-like tentacles, it never uses them for anything or even seems to control them at all.
- Celestial Body: Its body coloration looks like a night sky, deep blue with small white "stars". Has an Unmoving Plaid effect to it, as well.
- Get Back Here Boss: When it's not directly attacking Pit, it's mindlessly speeding around its maze while sending exploding clones at him.
- Chasing Your Tail: the design of the stage regularly invokes this, regardless of who's attacking.
- Cuteness Proximity: Pit can't help but find it adorable during the boss battle.
- Lightning Bruiser: Moves surprisingly fast considering its rather stubby legs, especially when it Turns Red.
- Made of Explodium: Its clones. The heart itself also explodes upon defeat
- Me's a Crowd: Its most potent ability is to create exploding clones of itself.
- Organ Autonomy: It's a heart that seems to act independently of Hades himself, and Pit's destroying it doesn't seem to hinder Hades much.
- Turns Red: Goes on a rampage towards Pit each time it recieves damage.
- The Voiceless: One of the few bosses to not speak at all.
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.
- Black Magic: Laugh all you want, but being turned into an Eggplant is still considered a Curse.
- Gag Lips
- 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.
- Always Chaotic Evil
- Dark Is Evil: While it's their job to lead souls to the underworld, Palutena notes that they're still evil and crazy.
- Elite Mook
- The Grim Reaper
- Sinister Scythe
- Sissy Villain: In the original game, they seem to blow a total hissy fit and summon their Reapettes by kicking and screaming frantically.
- Villains Out Shopping: Have their own specialized hot-spring for their fortress.
An underworld monster that has shrimp tempura for a head and sits in a rice bowl. He can turn his enemies into tempura with his spells as well, chasing them and, if caught, eating them.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Has a single eye on his tempura head, that is somehow replaced by a mouth when he starts chasing his victims.
- Deep-Fried Whatever
- The Rival: To the Eggplant Wizard.
- Scary Black Man: His head aside, the Tempura Wizard has a brown skin-tone.
- 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.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Take a guess.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: While wearing tempura pants, naturally.
- 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.)
- Always Chaotic Evil
- And I Must Scream: Collins are Centurions that have been taken over by Phils, toxic worms that live inside in their bodies.
- Ascended Extra: All the monsters are represented by the Keepah enemy in the story section of the NES manual.
- Blatant Lies: The Shulm enemy is described as meek, compare to its actual appearance here.
- Covers Always Lie: The manual describes Uranos as a very powerful and dangerous enemy, drawing him as a fire breathing giant. In-game Uranos is a tiny and easily defeated dwarf with no special powers.
- Cyclops / Oculothorax: More than half of the Underworld creatures are this.
- Dark Is Evil
- Eldritch Abomination: Most of them, but one that stands out is the Clubberskull, which is sealed due to being so powerful.
- Everyone Hates Pluton: Hades' roman name is used for an annoying Bandit Mook.
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: Octos obviously.
- Gag Nose: Specknoses, which are patterned after Groucho Marx glasses.
- Giant Hands of Doom: Snongs are a unique case, their arms only appear when summoned.
- Goofy Print Underwear: When an Erinus splits into two, its lower half is wearing pink striped boxers.
- The Goomba: The winged snakes called Shenum fill this role.
- The enemy Shulm also looks similar to a Goomba, particularly in the original NES game.
- The Heartless: In Uprising; the underworld forces are created from souls of the dead, and tons of souls are required to create just one creature.
- Helpful Mook: For a brief while during the Aurum invasion arc, though they still attack Pit when unoccupied.
- Kick Chick: Having only legs to attack with, Mimicuties are this by default.
- Taken for Granite: Ingiots inflict this as a status effect.
Forces of Nature
Viridi, Goddess of Nature
Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto (JP), Hynden Walch (EN)
- "Good riddance, human scum! The world's better off without you!"
- A-Cup Angst: Implied by this exchange between her and Palutena in Ch 22 after Pandora reveals her true form.Viridi: Someone's overcompensating!Palutena: Feeling a little... inadequate, Viridi?
- Affably Evil: She's a colossal bitch most of the time, but she can get along with others sometimes. See Friendly Enemy below.
- All Girls Like Ponies: She sounds really enthusiastic when she mentions the unicorns on the lightning chariot.
- A Mother to Her Men: She outright refers to the Forces of Nature as her children.
- Anti-Villain: Type III given that she has a valid point about humans, but goes about correcting them in a highly destructive manner.
- Apocalypse How: Attempts to invoke Species Extinction on humans through strategic use of her Reset Bombs.
- Arc Villain: For Chapters 11-14, where she overrides Hades as the current main threat for those chapters.
- Big Good: Takes the role during Chapters 18-21 due to Palutena being Brainwashed and Crazy/Taken for Granite. The main menu even changes to match her style.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: For humans, considering that Mother Nature herself, one of the most idolized deities in mankind, is shown to have an unhealthy hatred for them all.
- Black and Grey Morality: Though Viridi wants to exterminate humanity, she's also against the destruction and harvesting of souls committed by the Underworld Army.
- Blondes Are Jerkasses: She's not evil per se, but she's not exactly nice either.
- 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.
- Catch Phrase: Doesn't actually have one, but it might as well be her snide "Ugh!" considering how often she says it.
- Cat Smile: When she's gloating. Sometimes crosses over into Psychotic Smirk.
- The Cavalry: Happens offscreen, but she sends her army to attack Hades while Pit is trapped in his belly.
- The Chick: Fills this role for Pit when she takes over Mission Control. She doesn't give that much info in comparison to Palutena, and she's more likely to snark or complain in comparison.
- Colony Drop: Drops Reset Bombs on the places that are being destroyed by humans. Succeeds the first time, but it always fails later.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: Though Viridi doesn't merit all the blame, In Ch. 20, she does admit that the Chaos Kin scenario could've been avoided all together had she or Arlon explained the purpose of the Lunar Sanctum.
- Curtains Match the Window: Blonde hair and gold eyes.
- Cute and Psycho
- Cuteness Proximity: She really, really loves her Bumpety Bombs.
- Deadpan Snarker: Doesn't come as a shock, given that everybody else is one, but she stands out among everyone else. Even Pit points out she always insults him whenever he opens his mouth.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Pit anyway. As the two are forced to work together, she begins to warm up to him. Only time will tell whether this will extend to humanity as a whole.
- Dub Name Change: From "Naturé, King of Nature" in the Japanese version.
- Enemy Mine: Viridi partners up with Palutena and Hades to fight the Aurum invasion. She also helps Pit out during the Chaos Kin arc, filling in for Palutena.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She's outright appalled when she realizes just how many souls it takes to make an army of Underworld monsters, even though those souls are those of the humans she so despises. Also, despite being a firm believer in Humans Are Bastards, she nonetheless makes it clear that she sees humans as the Lesser of Two Evils compared to the Underworld Army.
- Expy: Of the greek goddess of harvest/nature Demeter especially since she cannot stand Hades and how if she doesn't get her way, she won't hesitate to destroy humanity.
- Fantastic Racism: Towards humanity. And she's not shy about it either.
- Femme Fatalons: She states that her nails can tear the very earth and the planet asunder, but a closer look reveals her nails are that of a child. She was probably referring to the Viridi Claws.
- Flower in Her Hair: A purple one, that matches the one on her dress, because Purple is Powerful!
- Fortune Teller: Apparently, she does this service.
- 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.
- Garden Garment: Her clothing seems mostly made out of flowers and other natural materials. Fitting given her status as "Goddess of Nature".
- Good Is Not Nice: Though she gradually warms up to Pit and helps him on several occasions, her snarky and bratty attitude combined with her volatile temper makes getting along with her a bit of a chore to say the least.
- Granola Girl: Oh dear.I use cloth shopping bags! I compost my food scraps! And I separate my garbage into fifteen types!
- Green Thumb: Comes with the title of "Goddess of Nature".
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It's not entirely difficult to make her angry.
- Heel-Face Turn: That being said, however, her opinions on humans do not seem to have changed.
- Humans Are Bastards: While all of the gods have this belief to some degree, she is the standout example. And this belief gets taken to dangerous extremes.
- Hypocrite: She claims that humans are selfish and destructive and that she must destroy them before they do further harm to the earth. While technically she has a point, her actions are just as destructive, if not more so.
- Immortal Immaturity: As old as the earth, but has the mentality and emotional maturity of an 8-year-old.
- Jerkass: Volatile, immature, bratty, hypocritical, and bossy. Basically the quintessential Bratty Half-Pint.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eventually turns into this with some Character Development as she eventually warms up to Pit. However, it doesn't really apply to humanity.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Played with. Both Pit and Palutena agree that she has valid points about humans, but they both insist that her actions are completely wrong.
- 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. While she eventually warms up and becomes friendlier to Pit, she never apologizes or is punished for killing off a considerable amount of the human population.
- Kill All Humans: Viridi believes mankind to be a blight that will ultimately destroy the world, and to save nature, she must bomb them all to hell.
- Knight Templar: Towards the earth, justifing her actions by saying that she must exterminate the humans to save the earth from further damage.
- Little Miss Badass: The Goddess of Nature and the leader of the Forces of Nature is no more physically imposing than your average eight year old.
- Little Miss Snarker: She's little, and she's really snarky.
- Meaningful Name: "Viridi" came from the word viridis which means either green, young, fresh, lively or youthful. Considering she's the Goddess of Nature with a young appearance, you would think that it would be her Japanese name as well. It isn't, her Japanese name is "Naturé" which is, well... Take a wild guess.
- Mission Control: During the Chaos Kin arc. After you beat the game, you can choose to switch between her and Palutena.
- Morality Pet: Pit becomes one to her. The only explanation as to why she's never punished for her crimes is that she's developed a soft spot for him.
- Nature Spirit: The Goddess of Nature.
- No, You: Viridi has valid points about humans, but her biggest detriment is her inability to accept she is wrong or at least be able to justify her views without flying off the handle like Posideon. When Pit and Palutena point out that killing humanity is not the answer, she always shrugs it off, saying they're doing the same thing to the Underworld forces. Despite hating and attacking the Underworld herself. Later, in chapter 22, when Dark Pit tells her that she and the other gods are just as responsible for disrupting the balance as Hades is, Viridi is just pissed that a "little nothing" like him would dare to speak to her like that, contrasting Palutena, who actually admits that Dark Pit isn't entirely wrong.
- Not Me This Time: Does this with the Aurum, pointing out to Pit she had nothing to do with them.
- OOC Is Serious Business: In Chapter 19, after the Chariot Master dies in his fight with Pit, Viridi comforts Pit by telling him that the Chariot Master was an honorable warrior and Pit should not let his death be in vain. It's one of the rare moments where Viridi stops being a Jerkass.
- Pest Controller: Some of the monsters in the Forces of Nature are insects.
- Pimped-Out Dress: One seemingly made of natural materials.
- Power Tattoo: Does not have one, but the Viridi Palm takes the appearance of a tattoo of her on the wearer's right arm.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: When dropping her last reserved Reset Bomb on the Pyrrhon-controlled Aurum:"Time to let nature take its course."
- Psychopathic Manchild: Though more mature than Thanatos, she has her moments. Once she makes a Heel-Face Turn, the "psychopathic" part mostly leaves.
- Rapunzel Hair: 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.
- She Is the King: Her title in the Japanese game is "King of Nature".
- Ship Tease: An easy to miss moment in Chapter 16 suggests she might have a soft spot for Pit.
- The Viridi Palm is a weapon only usable by beings completely devoted to her. It's also a weapon that Pit can use. And it paints her face on a heart on his arm.
- Sinister Scythe: Her staff resembles one.
- Staff of Authority Like all the goddesses in this game, she has one.
- Stealth Pun: She's the goddess of nature and refers to her minions as her children. She's mother nature.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: As the picture would show.
- Green Eyes: However, in her in-game model, her eyes have a more greenish hue to them.
- Tsundere: A fierce Type A, especially towards Pit. Whenever she helps him, she claims that it's simply in her best interest to do so. Palutena even lampshades it at one point.
- Outright called one in the Japanese version. Localized as Little Miss Cactus.
- The Unfought: Justified that you fight her minions and commanders, and that from Chapter 15 on, there's always bigger threats that end up drawing Viridi into battling with you.
- Wolverine Claws: Does not use any, but she possibly created the Viridi Claws.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Decides to end human-related devastation of nature by ending the human race itself. Both Pit and Palutena admit that she has a valid point, but insist that Viridi is going about it the wrong way.
Forces of Nature Commanders
Cragalanche the Mighty
- Acrofatic: He's quite mobile for a giant rock monster. One attack even has him briefly hovering in midair.
- Anti-Villain: He only attacks Pit out of loyalty for Viridi.
- Attack Its Weak Point: His glowing bumhole.
- BFG: Does not use one, but a weapon called the Cragalanche Cannon is modeled after him.
- The Brute: Of the Forces of Nature.
- Bullfight Boss: Pit has to get behind him to Attack Its Weak Point.
- Charge Attack: One of his moves has him charging at Pit like a meteor.
- Death from Above: This is how he is introduced. Fittingly, his idol states that he tends to arrive on the front lines like a meteor. One attack during the fight has him attempting to body slam Pit.
- Dub Name Change: From "Rocka" in the Japanese version.
- Elemental Powers
- Giant Hands of Doom: One of his attacks has him enlarging his right hand to perform a Megaton Punch at Pit.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has glowing red and unblinking eyes.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: Nearly all of his attacks expose his weak point, and the ones that don't actually have weak points so they can be stopped.
- Tunnel King: Can burrow underground at tremendous speed to preform a Shoryuken.
- The Voiceless: Descibed as the strong, quiet type by Viridi. She talks for him and uses Hulk Speak.
- She claims it's because he's a rock. Yeah, a living, battle-capable rock.
- Whip It Good: Can turn his left hand into a whip.
Arlon the Serene
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Tokuyama (JP), Troy Baker (EN)
- "Why on earth would I be attacking? I'm far too busy... defending, my dear."
- Affably Evil: 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.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is entirely purple.
- 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.
- Badass Bookworm: Had to be to have built the Lunar Sanctum.
- Badass Grandpa: Is the oldest member of the Forces of Nature, and it has not slowed him down one bit.
- Badass Mustache: A big, thick white mustache.
- Battle Butler: Dresses like a regular butler and is described as such in his AR card.
- Casting a Shadow: One of his powers can darken the room as you battle.
- Combat Pragmatist: Most of the boss fight has him attacking Pit from the shadows.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: As Viridi stated, the Chaos Kin situation could have been avoided if he had just explained the purpose of the Lunar Sanctum to Pit and Palutena.
- Evil Brit: Again, not really evil, just antagonizing Pit and Palutena out of loyalty.
- The Evil Genius: Of the Forces of Nature.
- Fragile Speedster: Arlon can throw many powerful energy attacks, but his slender frame and age makes him more vulnerable to attacks, which is the main reason he fights from the shadows.
- Genius Bruiser: The creator of the Lunar Sanctum and a capable fighter despite his age.
- Get Back Here Boss: Spends the entirety of the battle moving around the room, stopping only to attack Pit. Gets even worse when he darkens the stage.
- High-Class Glass
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Compared to all of Viridi's troops, Arlon is pretty random in that he doesn't seem to have any sort of relation to nature itself. His moon-for-a-base doesn't help.
- Load-Bearing Boss: As Arlon's energy is what powers the Lunar Sanctum, defeating him causes the temple to collapse. And considering what he's keeping sealed, it really sucks for everyone when Pit defeats him.
- Master of Illusion: His level is littered with fake walls, invisible switches and floors, and walking holograms of Forces Of Nature soilders.
- Meaningful Name: Arlon the Serene fits his personality quite well. In addition, "Serene" is one letter away from "Selene", a Greek Moon goddess.
- Only Sane Man: One of the less eccentric and wacky characters in the game.
- Quintessential British Gentleman
- The Stoic: Is always calm and never raises his voice, even in battle.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: Arlon's attacks will give away his location clearly. And even when he isn't attacking, if one looks hard enough, you can see his shadow moving in the darkness.
Lightning Flash Phosphora
Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN, Uprising), Stephanie Komure (EN, Smash 4)
- "It's just one fight after another! Today is not my day."
- 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.
- Archer Archetype: Haughty, ranged specialist, graceful - all great descriptions of Phosphora's nature. Plus, the weapon that Pit gets patterned after her is a bow.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Stands out as the most powerful warrior in the Forces of Nature.
- 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. In fact, it's implied that the only reason Pit won was because she was weak from her fight with Thanatos and had she been at full power, Pit probably wouldn't have stood a chance.
- Bare Your Midriff: Wears a midriff-baring tube top.
- Battle Aura: When she Turns Red.
- Beware the Nice and Silly Ones: One minute, she's talking and flirting with you like she's your best friend. The next minute, she's frying you alive with lightning bolts.
- Blood Knight: A milder and much more tame variation. When Pit begins his rally cry, Phosphora fires a few bolts of lightning at him, interrupting his rally cry and telling him to just skip to the main act.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She managed to defeat Thanatos in the Air Battle, but it unfortunately left her weak enough for Pit to battle her.
- Combat Pragmatist: One of the very few of Pit's foes to avert Talking Is a Free Action by attacking him in the midst of his rallying cry.
- Cute Bruiser: The strongest commander of the Forces of Nature is no more physically intimidating than your average teenager.
- Dark Action Girl: Though she's more of an Anti-Villain, it still fits.
- Death from Above: Can call down lightning strikes from the sky during her boss battle.
- Detached Sleeves: Her handwraps invoke this trope.
- Distaff Counterpart: To some extent she's a counterpart to Pit, but for the Forces of Nature. Both are the Number Two to their respective goddesses, both are the strongest commanders in their armies, and both are capable of taking on gods. Moreover, the weapon patterned after her abilities is a bow, Pit's signature weapon.
- The Dragon: For Viridi.
- Dub Name Change: From "Eleca" in the Japanese version.
- Evil Versus Evil: Her introduction invokes this with Thanatos, where Palutena ends up wondering if Pit'll have to fight both of them at once.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Invoked. Phosphora herself says in her debut chapter that she wasn't going to have a great day after reading Viridi's fortune. Naturally, she gets taken down.
- Flight: Can fly through the air at incredible speed.
- Gadgeteer Genius: A largely Informed Ability, but the Electro Trap's idol descrpiton states that she developed an earlier model while in the Thunder Cloud Temple...
- Genius Bruiser: Which would make her this by default.
- Get Back Here Boss: Constantly moves around the room, even teleporting on occasion, though she'll also try to close the gap with powerful kick attacks.
- Ground Pound: One attack during her boss fight has her punching the ground to create a dome-shaped explosion of electricity.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is a pretty nice girl.
- Handwraps of Awesome: Wears black handwraps on her wrists and feet.
- Hidden Depths: See Gadgeteer Genius above.
- High Speed Battle: Against Thanatos.
- Informed Flaw: Her trophy in Smash 4 states that she's not a good singer.
- Lightning Bruiser: Pun aside, she's fast as lightning and her electrical powers make her a potent threat.
- Living Battery: Serves as this for the Thunder Cloud Temple. Defeating her destroys the temple.
- Load-Bearing Boss: As her energy is what powers the Thunder Cloud Temple, defeating her causes the temple to collapse.
- Meaningful Name: Unlike Viridi, whose Japanese name has less creative input to it, Phosphora's name in both English and Japanese has more to it than one might think. Her English name came from phosphorus, which means "light-bringer" while her Japanese name, "Eleca," seems to be a combination of Electra, a mythological nymph, and Erica, a type of flower. Eleca (and even more so Electra) also sounds similar to "electric."
- Not Quite Dead: Ch 20 reveals she survived her fight with Pit in Ch. 14, helping him alongside Viridi.
- Number Two: To Viridi.
- Power Of The Storm: Implied to be able to command storms.
- Purple Eyes
- Scarf of Asskicking: A long blue scarf that flows whenever she uses her powers.
- Ship Tease: She teases Pit and calls him cute. Pit's reaction doesn't help.
- Shock and Awe: well, duh. Aside from just zapping people, Phosphora can also turn into a bolt of lightning for quick transport.
- Stripperiffic: And to complement this, she has vines tangling some parts of her body. This only enforces her dragon status to Viridi.
- Super Speed: She moves like lightning.
- Turns Red: "Charging complete~!"
- Valley Girl: Slips into this from time to time.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?
- Worf Had the Flu: Her idol states that she was still wounded from her fight with Thanatos when she fights Pit, hence her not displaying the same amount of power she did before.
Forces of Nature Soldiers
Creatures that are created by and serve Viridi, like their name suggests they are made with natural resources.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Megontas are large pillbugs.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Most of the Forces of Nature soldiers have jarringly cute names. Case in point: Bumpety Bomb and Boom Stomper. Viridi named them herself.
- Helpful Mook: They fight with you during the Aurum invasion.
- Nutskis in particular carry a platform for Pit to stand on.
- Puppeteer Parasite: One of the kinds of creatures faced is a fungus that has killed and taken over a very large Rhino beetle.
- Super-Persistent Predator / Unstoppable Rage: According to its idol description, once angered it takes three days for a Clobbler to calm down. (It actually does so quite quickly if you leave it alone.)
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: There are several troops that behave like reskins of Underworld enemies, such as Nutskis when compared to Monoeyes.
- Clobblers are similar to Clubberskulls in that they're harmless until attacked, at which point they become very dangerous. Clobblers will at least walk around when nonhostile, albeit aimlessly.
- "You puny little wimp!"
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He grows to the point of taking up two screens on the original Gameboy.
- Finishing Stomp: Should you stay on the ground too long he'll try this.
- Beware My Stinger Tail
- Big Bad: In Of Myths and Monsters.
- Breath Weapon
- Carpet of Virility
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Like Zeus, he is completely absent from Uprising.
- Evil Wings
- Flunky Boss: Summons bats from his fingers.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He's the ruler of the Evil Land and wants to conquer Angel Land. That's all we know about him.
- Horned Humanoid
- Obviously Evil: He introduces himself as "King of the Evil Land".
- Our Demons Are Different
- Perplexing Plurals: "But... Just what are the Orcos?!!!!!" When Palutena and her staff got word of his coming, they thought Orcos were an army, rather than an individual.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Spread Shot
- Take Over the World: His goal, of course.
The Space Pirates
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: 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.
- Evil Poacher: Ones that steal constellations, no less.
- Monumental Theft: Though, considering that this universe is largely based on mythology, it might be a bit more believable that they can steal constellations.
- Power Fist: All of them, but most prominant in the Yellow space pirates (who fist-fight); where their idol description states that they have exoskeletons, making natural gauntlets on their hands.
- Space Pirates: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Third Eye: Snipers have these to make up for sight lost when in their sniping position.
- Too Dumb to Live: Averted 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 they 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.
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: He is eaten by the Galactic Fiend Kraken.
- Bit Character
- Bit Part Badguys: The only reason he's brought into the story is due to him having the Three Treasures.
- No Indoor Voice: He spends most of his time screaming into a megaphone.
- 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.
- The Unfought
- The Unpronounceable: His idol states that his true name is impossible for human tongues to pronounce.
- Wicked Cultured: His armour is the most decorated and colourful out of the crew, but that may just be natural coloring.
Galactic Fiend Kraken
A monstrous leviathan that hunts in the Galactic Sea, It eats the Space Pirate Captain and decides that Pit is just too good a morsel to pass up on.
- Combat Tentacles: Massive ones that Pit has to shoot down.
- Eldritch Abomination: The only thing it doesn't seem to pose a threat to are the gods.
- Eye Beams: Can fire these at Pit.
- Giant Space Kraken From Nowhere: Lampshaded by Palutena.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: An odd variation, there are glowing spots on its eyes that shift position constantly in a pattern; and in addition its eyes glow for a second before one of its attacks.
- Kraken and Leviathan: Of the intersellar variety.
- Making a Splash: Even though it lives in space, it can shoot water from its mouth.
- Power Fist: Does not use one, but a gauntlet called the Kraken Arm can be acquired.
- Super-Persistent Predator
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.
- Butter Face / Nightmare Face
- Evil Knockoff: Of Palutena
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere
The Immortal Phoenix
A legendary and ancient bird that lives on top of a volcano. It guards the Wish Seed, which is actually a ruse set by Hades to make the humans fight each other.
- Bullfight Boss: Has an attack when it rushes at you while Wreathed in Flames.
- Expy: Can be considered an avian version of Twinbellows for the second part of the game.
- MacGuffin: Guards one in the form of the wish seed, said to grant any one wish.
- Stolen Mac Guffin Reveal: Too bad it's a ruse set by Hades.
- The Phoenix
- Playing with Fire: Its main method of attacking.
- Power Fist: While the Phoenix itself does not use one, a weapon modeled after it, called The Phoenix Arm, can be acquired.
- Razor Wind: Its secondary attacks usually involve this.
The AurumA robotic race of space invaders that harvest the rescources of planets.
- Attack Drones: Besides some of the smaller Aurum troops, the Aurum Orbitars are patterned after them.
- Arc Villain: For Chapters 15-17.
- Carry a Big Stick: Does not use one, but the Aurum Club is patterned after them.
- Cool Sword: The Aurum Blade is patterned after them.
- Diabolus Ex Nihilo: They are created from, and return to nothing.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: These guys literally show up out of nowhere at the start of Chapter 15 without so much as hint to them having existed earlier.
- Hive Mind
- Hive Queen: The Aurum Brain controls the whole Aurum swarm.
- Horde of Alien Locusts: They travel from planet to planet, beckoned by destruction and chaos, and consume each one.
- Leitmotif: Like most characters in the game, they have a clear theme that plays in each of their chapters.
- Non-Indicative Name: Aurum means "gold" in Latin, but they all look like they're made of silver.
- Outside-Context Villain: They're aliens in a game otherwise based on Classical Mythology.
- Planet Eater: Their MO is to travel devour planets and use the materials they gather to make more Aurum forces.
- Starfish Aliens / Starfish Robots
- Underground Monkey: Lampshaded by Viridi. They create robotic copies of the Underworld Army and Forces of Nature by capturing them. The copies' fighting styles are identical to the originals.
- Walking Spoiler: To the point that there was literally no foreshadowing of their existence beforehand.
The Chaos Kin
- Everything changes, Pit... even Gods!
- Arc Villain: For Chapters 18 to 21.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Primarily uses its tail to steal souls, and can use it for combat purposes.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The thing is a freakish blend of a moth, a scorpion, and a spider.
- Break Them by Talking: While possessing Palutena, the Chaos Kin berates and insults Pit in an attempt to break his spirit.
- Chaos Is Evil: A being of chaos that desires nothing less than total destruction.
- Combat Pragmatist: The Chaos Kin is not above hiding behind its possessed victims and then dragging the unexpected down with it off with it. It also loves attacking the characters from behind.
- Combat Tentacles: At least during its final moments when it tried to drag Pittoo down via a Tentacle Rope.
- Cowardly Boss: In both of its boss fights, the only time it stops hiding and/or scurrying around for a decent length of time is when you manage to stun it.
- Defiant to the End: It attempts to drag Dark Pit down with itself when defeated in the Chaos Vortex.
- Demonic Possession: It possesses Palutena, causing her to go mad and turn against humanity.
- Diabolus Ex Nihilo: It's mentioned in-universe that nobody knows where it came from.
- 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.
- Dub Name Change: It was known as the "Envoy of Chaos" in the Japanese version.
- Dystopia Justifies the Means: The Chaos Kin seeks to spread discord and malice wherever it goes.
- Eldritch Abomination: It is locked away for its vileness, it resembles an incredibly grotesque mix of a moth, a spider, a scorpion, and a cockroach, and it eats souls, including the soul of a goddess. Its realm, the Chaos Vortex is bizarre, to say the least.
- 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, as it has fairly low health in its boss fight.
- 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.
- Get Back Here Boss: During the air segment of Chapter 21.
- 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: While Hades is cruel and callous, he is at least, enjoyable and entertaining. The Chaos Kin and its actions are taken much more seriously with no humor to balance it out.
- Leitmotif: Has one that plays in in several sections in its Story Arc.
- Made of Iron: Even despite looking like an oversized bug and having low health in its boss battle, it is pretty resilient. It survived a beating from Pit, taking several more hits after being shot down in the Chaos Vortex, then still had enough energy to conjure up thirteen waves of monsters. Afterwards, it had another boss battle with Pit, but then survives being turned into ash and still made one last attempt to revive itself before it was too late for it. According to its Idol description, it's still alive, 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.
- Omnicidal Maniac: It simply desires disorder and destruction, nothing more.
- Puppeteer Parasite: Takes control of Palutena while trying to feed on her soul.
- 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 after its bout with Pit it's now contained in the Chaos Vortex in its weakened state.
- The Speechless: It can only talk when it's possessing someone.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: The first time you fight it, it will sometimes wrap itself around Palutena. If it just hung on to Palutena the whole time, it would've been impossible to defeat it. And then the second time you fight it, it will sometimes try to close in on you for a melee attack, but can be foiled by an electro trap.
- Taking You with Me: Once Pit exorcises it from Palutena, it decides to have the last laugh by stealing her soul. And it does it again by trying to take Dark Pit down with it once the two manage to get Palutena's soul back, albeit this time in an attempt to revive itself later.
- Thinking Up Portals: Can use its tail to cleave a portal into the Chaos Vortex.
- Vile Villain Saccharine Game: Unlike the rest of the characters in this game, the Chaos Kin itself is completely silent on its own and not over the top like the others, its actions are taken far more seriously, and has nearly destroyed the world in three years. It's just as vile as Hades, but at least he provides entertainment with his villainy.
- The Voiceless: It can't speak on its own. But it can speak when possessing others, and when its possessing Palutena, it is very vocal, and not in a good way.
- Walking Spoiler: Its arc marks the start of a Wham Episode, and a big one at that.
- Your Soul Is Mine: It has the ability to consume souls, and it rips out Palutena's soul in front of Pit and escapes into its home dimension.