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Characters: Kid Icarus
aka: Kid Icarus Uprising
A character sheet for the Kid Icarus series. Major spoilers ahead.

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Palutena's Army

    Pit 

Voiced by: Minami Takayama (Brawl & Uprising; Japanese), Lani Minella (Brawl; English), Troy Lund (Uprising E3 Trailer; English), Antony del Rio (Uprising & Smash U/3DS; English)

Debut: Kid Icarus

"Sorry to keep you waiting!"

The leader of Palutena's personal guard: though he is young, he is the greatest warrior angel in Palutena's forces. While Pit has wings, they're just for decoration. Usually he can't fly—it's a bit of a touchy subject.

  • A Father to His Men: A sequence of dialogue in chapter 17 shows that he values the centurions' lives more than his own, and perhaps more impressively, the feeling is mutual.
  • Adorkable: At times.
  • Almighty Janitor: Granted he makes use of weapons when not all of his opponents do, but he's still a servant of the gods that takes them on (including his boss) and wins.
    • Only in terms of the Gods he's fighting against. In the idol text and dialog, he's mentioned to be Captain of the Guard.
  • And I Must Scream: In one chapter he's stuck in a ring with no way to move or communicate with the outside world and the only way to get help is to hope someone grabs the ring so he can control them. Pit was very lucky that Magnus didn't leave the ring behind.
  • Attack Drones: The Orbitars.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Captain of Palutena's Guard and one of the strongest soldiers in her army.
  • Badass
    • Badass Adorable: He may not be able to fly on his own, but that hasn't stopped him from taking on entire armies by himself. In addition, he's literally gone through hell and back (as well as earth and space).
      • Like a Badass out of Hell: See above.
      • Magnus notes that Pit is basically the only member of Palutena's army who can pull his own weight.
    • Badass Boast: His rally cries are meant to be this, but they don't really impress anyone. However, he can give some pretty good ones such as the one to Medusa and Hades.
    • Colonel Badass: There are multiple references in the game that Pit is one of the higher-ups in Palutena's army. He also notes during the Chaos Kin arc, when replacement Mission Control Viridi acts like he's enlisted under her and commands him to clean latrines, that he's a commissioned officer. Possibly a Four-Star Badass instead; it's not shown if anyone besides Palutena outranks Pit.
    • Empowered Badass Normal: Unless you count the powers Palutena grants him, he has no superpowers of his own.
    • Submissive Badass: In his relationship to The Gods
    • Took a Level in Badass: Shown if you clear Chapter 9 without using the three treasures. In the first one, Pit could only take down Medusa with the three sacred treasures. In Uprising, he can take her down without them.
  • 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: Insulting Palutena will make him angry. Hurting Palutena will make him furious. The Chaos Kin learned this the hard way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a friendly little angel and quick to wisecrack and joke, but if he's given a reason he can and he will kick your ass. And damn if he doesn't make it look awesome.
  • BFG: In the last battle in Uprising.
    • The Cannon weapons count as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall / Leaning on 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 / Drives Like Crazy: 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
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Whenever Pit is talking to himself, he comes up with the strangest things imaginable. He even impersonates Palutena and Viridi at one point.
  • 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.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: In both the English and Japanese versions of Brawl. Averted in the English dub of Uprising.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Extreme Omnivore: According to Palutena, this angel will eat anything - especially the unusual stuff.
  • 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.
  • The Hero
  • 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 if very clear that the Gods constant deriding of him is having a negative effect, because during this time when he's inside Hades and thus cut off from them, he subs himself in for them because of how used he is to their banter. His Viridi impersonation is an obvious mockery, but his Palutena impersonation is disturbingly accurate in wording.
  • Hot-Blooded: 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: The physical manifestation of his "dark side" is neutral at worst.
  • 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?
  • Keet
  • Kirk Summation: To Medusa in chapter 9 after he tells her to shut up.
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's quick, nimble, and packing More Dakka than the US Military.
  • Luminescent Blush: Lampshaded.
  • 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 onwards do double duty as both melee and ranged, even swords, bows, and clubs.
  • 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.
  • 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's.
  • One-Man Army: While Medusa/Hades and Viridi send in hordes of monsters to attack, Palutena just sends in Pit. She does have plenty of Centurions, but they're all so weak that Pit is basically the main muscle of her army. He's just that good. Lampshaded in Chapter 12.
    Viridi: This coming from the flying munitions depot himself? You're as destructive as a hundred reset bombs!
  • Our Angels Are Different
  • Pintsized Powerhouse
  • Pit Can Breathe In Space: Though it's never explained if he can actually breathe while in space. It's entirely possible that Palutena's magic helps him. It should be noted, however, that he cannot breathe underwater as he was very adverse about holding his breath during Chapter 7
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: In the first game Pit's hair starts off light brown, becomes green at 2 strength, purple at 3, dark brown at 4, and blue at 5. In the best ending, his hair goes back to being light brown in his adult form, and it stays that colour regardless of strength in every other game.
  • Power Fist: The Arm weapons.
  • Power Tattoo/Hand Blast: The Palm weapons
  • Red Oni: To Dark Pit's Blue Oni most of the time, though he dipped into Blue Oni territory during Uprising's Chapter 20, in which he was unusually serious.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Naive: Has some elements of this
  • Smarter Than You Look: Despite being Hot-Blooded 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.
  • To the Underworld and Back
  • 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 gives the very real suggestion that he may have to kill the possessed Palutena. His response is to calmly, bluntly tell Hades to go home... or in other words, to go to Hell.
  • Twenty-Four-Hour Armor: He tells Magnus he never takes off his uniform. Even while bathing. Ew. Apparently, it saves on laundry!
  • Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Dark Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
  • 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. Viridi lampshades his dedication.
  • V Sign: After defeating Hades, in Uprising.
  • 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.
  • Winged Humanoid
  • Wings Do Nothing: Played with. By default, Pit can't fly — as a result, his wings are merely decorative and, at most, can slow his fall (Of Myths and Monsters). However, he can fly if he uses one of the Three Sacred Treasures or the Power of Flight. Also, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he has temporary flight as his third jump.
    • It's implied that they may contain his lifeforce, or at least that he can't live without them. When he burns his wings to the bone, it nearly kills him. Part of the reason Palutena wants to heal him so badly is certainly that he loved to fly and wanted nothing more than to fly on his own, but it seems like having burnt wings is quite literally killing him and the only way to save him is to restore his wings.
  • 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. Subverted later on, where he must rescue her after she gets controlled by the Chaos Kin..

    Palutena, Goddess of Light 

Voiced by (in Uprising): Aya Hisakawa (JP), Ali Hillis (EN)

Debut: Kid Icarus

"Despite the Underworld invasion, the people haven't given up hope!"

The goddess of light and ruler of Skyworld, Palutena goes to great lengths to protect her people, and those who dwell on the surface lands below.

  • And I Must Scream: She suffered under the Chaos Kin's control for three years, being unable to control her body while her soul was constantly under threat of being consumed.
  • Badass: Distress Ball aside, she is still a very powerful Goddess and has no qualms with demonstrating it. The best example is during Chapter 3 of Uprising when Hewdraw is flying up to directly attack Skyworld: if Pit takes too long to bring it down, Palutena creates a giant column of light to oneshot it. 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.
  • 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. Fanservice: Here.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her ma'am
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Lampshaded by Viridi in Chapter 15.
    Viridi: All hail the goddess of obvious.
  • Character Exaggeration: Palutena messes with Pit far more often in the English dub than the original Japanese.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Expy: Of the Greek goddess of wisdom Athena, right down to her immature Good Is Not Nice attitude.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Similar to Pit, it's implied she'll eat anything. She even makes jokes about how the idea of Pit being turned to a crisp from the lightning might sound delicious, but that she would pull him out of the area where the lightning struck.
    • It's also demonstrated in Palutena's Revolting Dinner where despite the fact that the carrots have been overdosed with her rejuvenation potion and are now sentient, she still intends to eat them.
  • Fantastic Nuke: Her Palutena Glam Buster or the Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser which she uses to finish off Hewdraw.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Subtle, but there; she's only wearing a stocking on her left leg and her right leg wrap is VERY slightly different from her left leg wrap.
  • The Gad Fly: Uprising has her messing with Pit non-stop. Her pranks range from not warning Pit when she's going to speed his wings up to deliberately using him as bait to lure out one of the Hewdraw heads (again not surprising since she's based on Athena). Hell, there's a little comic for the post-game option of turning off all dialogue:
    Pit: I'm in trouble here, Lady Palutena!
    Palutena: (serene smile) You can do it, Pit.
  • 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
  • Good Is Not Nice: According to the other Gods and Goddesses, Palutena isn't really the nicest of them all as Pit makes her out to be. Given that she is a gad fly and some of her actions are questionable, it's not hard to see why everyone is wary of her. Though she's still much more pleasant than the other gods.
  • Green Eyes
  • 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
  • Jerkass Gods: Played for laughs.
    Pit: But you would NEVER abuse your power, right?
    Palutena: Of course I would!
  • 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.
  • Large Ham: Well, more of a small ham when compared to everyone else, Pit included. Her attempts at it sound decidedly more forced than the rest, meaning you'll either be laughing or facepalming in response.
  • Lethal Chef: Figuratively and literally 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
  • Light is Good
  • 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 in chapter 18, 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.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After being saved from the Chaos Kin, the expression she has clearly says this. Especially when Pit nearly gives up his life for Dark Pit, burning his wings up in the process.
  • Mysterious Waif: Interestingly, her rare AR card idol mentions that her history and motivations are little known. Even in Uprising she gets some questions that she doesn't answer truthfully.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: There is virtually nothing this girl can't pull out of her bag of tricks. It's basically Power of (insert whatever power the plot needs here.)
  • Not so Above It All: For a goddess who rules over a mystical land, she sure doesn't act like it, if Uprising or the tie-in animes are any indication. This is no surprise given that she's based on Athena.
  • 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 Smash Bros Brawl and Uprising.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • 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.
    • Lampshaded in the banter between her and Phosphora in Chapter 14.
    Phosphora: You're right, I'm sorry. You're much too young to be called "ma'am".
    Palutena: You know as well as I do the lifespan of gods.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia
  • 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!
    • And when Pit faces off against the Hewdraw head.
    Palutena: Despite my wimsomness and equanimity, I do have a strong streak of rascallity.
    Pit: I don't even know what that means!
  • She's Got Legs
  • Shipper on Deck: An easy to miss moment shows her teasing that Viridi has a soft spot for Pit.
  • Show Some Leg
  • 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.
  • 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 revealed by Petrified Palutena's idol.
  • Woman in White: To further cement her status as the Goddess of Light.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

    Centurion 
Palutena's normal footsoldiers. Unlike the other gods, she doesn't bother sending them out because they're rather weak and she doesn't like to see them get hurt.

  • 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: They need to be defended by Pit in order for him to reach Pyrrhon during the second half of Chapter 17.
  • Flight
  • Gag Nose
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Centurion Knights come equipped with shields.
  • 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.
    • Averted in Uprising, particularly at the end of the Aurum arc.
  • Red Shirt Army: These guys die so much that even Palutena jokes about it.
  • Taken for Granite: In the original, Medusa turned them all into stone. In order to get them back, Pit had to use a hammer to free them.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Pit. Especially shown during the Aurum arc where despite knowing full well they would probably be killed, they still helped Pit defeat the Aurum.
  • Wings Do Nothing: Averted, despite how tiny they are. No wonder Pit is upset about being unable to fly on his own.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: In Uprising, the Strongarm Centurions are capable of powerbombing Pit and Magnus when they appear as enemies in Chapter 18 and 20, although they can't grab you while you're in the middle of a melee combo.

Allies

    Dark Pit/Pittoo 

Voiced by (in Uprising): Minami Takayama (JP), Antony del Rio (EN)

"Hey there, Pit-stain."

A mysterious black-winged angel. He can soar through the skies without being granted the power of flight — and seems determined to face Pit in battle.

  • Adorkable: He's no different from his light counterpart.
  • Anti-Hero: Type 3 at first. Later matures into a type 1.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: As a manifestation of the darkness in Pit's heart, Dark Pit represents some of the traits Pit keeps to himself - such as a rather arrogant personality and his thrill for battle, which for Dark Pit goes beyond being Hot-Blooded into being an arrogant Blood Knight (Or at least at first)
  • Ascended Extra: He was originally just a palette swap of Pit in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Badass
    • 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
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
    • And earlier in Chapter 9:
    Pit: What are you doing here?
    Dark Pit: The same thing you're doing, pummeling Underworld fools. I'm just way better at it.
    Palutena: Maybe you also sensed that Pit could use your help.
    Dark Pit: Don't make me laugh. Now enough talky talk! There's fighting to be done!
  • Blue Oni: To Pit's Red Oni most of the time, though he has dipped into Red Oni territory in some instances.
    • Parodied in this dialouge
    Pit: Why are you all doom and gloom all the time Pittoo?
    Dark Pit: I think a better question is why are YOU so annoyingly cheerful?
    Pit: I'm not annoying! I'm positive.
    Palutena:(while singing) You gotta stay upbeat, upbeat, upbeat!
    Pit: (while singing) Or you'll be deadmeat, deadmeat, deadmeat!
    Dark Pit: ...Like I said, ANNOYING.
  • Break the Haughty: According to Chapter 21, the reason for Dark Pit switching sides is because he found out that he can't live without Pit. He won't go into details on what happened to him while Pit was in the ring, but it wasn't pleasant, to say the least. Pit nearly dying for his sake is enough for him to fully switch sides and be Pit's ally.
  • Butt Monkey: He may be the Shadow Archetype of Pit, but that doesn't make him immune to the abuse his alter ego suffers. Almost every character refers to him as Pittoo, and Pit kicks his ass several times over the course of the game.
  • 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 Void to prevent the Chaos Kin from escaping.
    • He also rammed the chariot into Hades so he could grab Pit and escape with him.
  • 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: Just like Pit.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just like Pit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 calls Pittoo, Pitooey.
    • He seems to warm up to it, or at least stop caring later on.
  • Evil Knockoff: Was supposed to be one of Pit for the Underworld forces. He's really just neutral at worst, and eventually fights with Palutena later on.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Not so much "evil" as "Anti-Hero".
  • Evil Twin: Starts off as one toward Pit, but subverted midway through when he switches sides.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He may share Pit's sense of justice, but he's nowhere as nice as him due to his fierce indepenent streak and his tendency to speak his mind. Especially shown during the Chaos Kin boss battle where if you hit him by accident, he'll hit back.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has dark teal wings (although they appear black in different lighting, or when he's using Pandora's powers to fly), in contrast with Pit's white wings. Slightly averted, as he merely has black angel wings, as opposed to the batlike wings normally associated with evil (possible to show his Wild Card nature).
  • 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 and Palutena insist on calling him Pittoo (as in "Pit Two"). And he doesn't like it one bit.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: It's really difficult to disagree with him when he calls Palutena and Viridi out on how they abuse the world with their powers and blame it on humans. Even Palutena somewhat agrees with him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • The Lancer: Ends up becoming one for Pit eventually.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Just like 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.)
  • 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 three randomly selected each time you play.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted midway with his Heel-Face Turn
  • 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, 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.
  • Synchronization: What happens to Pit, happens to Dark Pit as well.
  • 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.
  • When He Smiles: The ending of Uprising.
    • He also smiles whether he wins or loses in Light versus Dark.
  • Wild Card: Unpredictable to the point you don't know who he'll side with until he officially sides with Pit later on in the game.
  • Winged Humanoid
  • Wings Do Nothing: Averted, unlike his counterpart.
    • Played straight later on, as it was Pandora that made him able to fly.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Especially if she is Pandora.

    Magnus 

Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN)

"My name's Magnus, by the way. Don't hit me, and we'll get along just fine."

The most powerful human warrior of all. As a member of a roaming mercenary group, he has triumphed in countless brutal missions.

    Zeus 

"Your training is complete."

A friendly god who aids Pit either by testing him in exchange for gifts, raising his strength, or raising his health bar.

    Nurse 

The Nurse from the Hospital who removes the Eggplant Curse.

    Don 

"Look for a hidden door above this stage's entrance."

Gives out information information and teaches Pit new things in the Information Center.

    Poseidon, God of the Sea 

Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN)

The God of the Sea.

    Pyrrhon, the Sun God 

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Troy Baker (EN)

"Pyrrhon senses danger... and now, Pyrrhon sees it!"

The self-proclaimed Sun God. He is mostly seen as an oddball among gods. Seems to think he's a superhero.

    The Chariot Master 

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)

A mysterious figure who is the owner of the Lightning Chariot.

    Dyntos 

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.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Drop the Hammer: Subverted in that it is a tool and not a weapon.
  • Eccentric Mentor
  • Expy: His role as provider of equipment and his look makes him quite like Zeus from the first two games, and he also tests Pit before giving him his greatest creation.
  • Reality Warper: Dyntos can, among other things, create replicas of everyone in the game, from enemies to bosses and characters alike. He can even mess with their AI to make them tougher (Such as making an ememy move faster than it normally does). He can even replicate the locations Pit fights them in. He's also capable of replacing Palutena with a clone while putting the real Palutena to sleep despite her being miles away in Skyworld.
  • Top God: If not necessarily the absolute strongest, he's implied to be more powerful than any other god in the series. In addition, Palutena refers to him as Lord Dyntos, implying a position of high authority.
    • Then again, if he's based on Hephaestus, it would make sense that he's stronger than the majority of the Gods given he makes the majority of weapons for said Gods and Goddesses and would know their strengths and weaknesses as a result.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Created the weapons in the game, including the Three Sacred Treasures and the Great Sacred Treasure; he's also made perfect copies of every enemy in the game, as well as a few of the bosses Pit has faced thus far.

    The Little Girl 

A small child who lives in one of the human towns.

  • Grand Theft Me: A rare case where it's done by the hero of the story.
  • 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 Dog 

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.

Underworld Army

    Medusa: Goddess of Darkness/Queen of the Underworld 

Voiced by (in Uprising): 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!"

Known for her serpentine hair and chilling gaze, Medusa's goal is nothing less than total domination.

     UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD! Hades, Lord of the Underworld 

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Scott Bullock (EN)

"Welcome to my underworld, Pitty Pat. You too, Pretty Palutena."

The true Lord of the Underworld. Other creatures, such as Medusa, are merely his pawns.

Many spoilers lie ahead. You have been warned.

  • 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
  • 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: Though he prefers to rule from the shadows, he has no problem getting his hands dirty if he has to.
  • Ax-Crazy
  • 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.
  • Camp Gay: He even flirts with Pit!
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • 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, and pride.
  • 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.
  • Elemental Powers:
    • Blow You Away: Transforms into a large tornado during the final battle.
    • Casting a Shadow: Primarily attacks with blasts of dark energy.
    • Soul Power: He can use souls for a variety of purposes such as regnerating lost limbs or reviving fallen allies. A major plot point is that the Underworld Monsters are created from souls.
  • Enemy Mine: He teams up with Palutena and Viridi to take down the Aurum.
  • 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 Sounds Deep
  • 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.
  • Facial Markings
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts cheerful, playful, and pleasant most of the time, but he's prone to backhanded comments and snide remarks. Deep down, he's a heartless psychopath whose regard for life is virtually nonexistent.
  • Final Boss
  • Flaming Hair
  • For the Evulz: He himself admits that commiting 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.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: during his first fight with Pit.
  • Graceful Loser: Takes his defeat well even without considering his secret message.
  • 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.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: His first fight with Pit.
  • 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: Split two ways.
    • Combat: In terms of fighting prowess, Hades is nigh unstoppable and is shown to be one of the most powerful characters in the game, second only to Dyntos. The Three Sacred Treasures, which were used to slay Medusa, have no effect on him and he destroys them with ease. He also comes close eating Pit alive. And though Pit puts up a better fight with the Great Sacred Treasure, Hades still manages to destroy it and would have nearly killed Pit had it not been for Medusa's Villainous Rescue.
    • Tactical: In terms of strategy, Hades's Xanatos Gambit was extremely brilliant. He manages to trick Pit into a situation where no matter the outcome, Hades would win. Once his war started, no matter what Pit or Palutena did, Hades would end up having more souls for his domain. Even when outside forces in the form of the Forces of Nature, the Aurum, and the Chaos Kin appeared, it still played into Hades's hands. To put this into perspective, he managed to turn the entire plot of the game into one big Xanatos Gambit.
  • It's All About Me: 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!
  • The Juggernaut: Blowing up his heart? Cutting him in half? Decapitating him? He no sells it all and trucks on. Only the complete destruction of his entire physical being will put him down.
  • Kill All Humans: He uses their souls to produce more monsters and to do whatever else he wants with them.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Only when he or his projection is on-screen. When he's off-screen making much of the banter between Pit and the other gods, he is mostly comedic, but when he's on-screen, the atmosphere gets much more serious.
  • Lack of Empathy: He starts a war and has no remorse for killing millions of people, sees souls as nothing more than tools to be manipulated or empowering nourishment, and also laughs at Pit for being stuck in the ring.
  • Large and in Charge: Rivals Medusa as the largest boss in the game.
  • Large Ham
  • 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 demostrated in the final battle, he's surprisingly athletic for his size, able to keep up with the Great Sacred Treasure just by sprinting. He can fly at incredible speeds and is strong enough to punch through the ground (getting his arm stuck in the process).
    Viridi: It's 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.
  • Mind Rape: He loves playing mind games with his opponents. Pit and Dark Pit are his constant victims, though Dark Pit just ignores him.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: And they glow red when he loses his temper.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Considering that Scott Bullock had previously voiced Barthandelus, this isn't the first time he's voiced the Big Bad opposing Ali Hillis.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Slouch of Villainy: His defaut pose when he's not doing a Badass Armfold.
  • The Sociopath: Incredibly manipulative, has no empathy for anything but himself, everything else is either a controllable pawn or a toy he can play with until it breaks, and he won't let anything that can't be controlled exist.
  • Spikes of Villainy: When wearing his Deavastation Ensemble.
  • The Stinger: If you wait five minutes after the credits, you get treated to Hades's disembodied voice shattering whatever remains of the fourth wall.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Pitty Pat for Pit. Pretty, Professor, or Know-it-all Palutena for Palutena. Pitooey for Dark Pit. Lovely Little Phosphora for Phosphora. Big Bad or Little Miss Medusa for Medusa. He's a fountain of these.
  • 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.
  • 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 almost every single entry on the page was whited-out before advanced warning was given.
  • 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.
    • It's actually an alternate dimension, according to its idol description.
  • 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 sole motivation.

Underworld Commanders

    Twinbellows the Ferocious 

A devil dog with two heads. Its body is wrapped in fire and spits out bullets of magma energy.

    Hewdraw 

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!"

Its body is like a smooth snake. Originally it comprised of one head and came out of water, but now it has two more heads and takes to the sky.

    T(h)anatos, God of Death 

Voiced by: Eiji Ito (JP), Danny Mann (EN)

"The extra H is for Hamazing!"

The God of Death. He's a bit on the crazy side.

  • Affably Evil
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander
  • Confusion Fu: His shapeshifting powers combined with his wackiness makes him very unpredictable in battle.
  • 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, though how evil Phosphora is is debatable.
  • For the Evulz: In Thanatos Rising, he tries to destroy a human city for no other reason than pure amusement.
    • Though he could have been harvesting souls for the Underworld.
  • 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.
  • Obviously Evil
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Harlequin: His appearance in Uprising invokes this.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: The reason why he was able to turn himself into a snake in the first game.
  • 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."

The Goddess of Deceit. She likes to confuse whoever tries to enter her realm. She is allied with Medusa.

    Dark Lord Gaol 

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)

"Ah, Palutena's little messenger boy. And Magnus, it's always a pleasure!"

A warlord who is aligned with Medusa. In the past, she was a childhood friend of Magnus, and the two fought monsters together as part of the same mercenary group.

  • All There in the Manual: According to her Idol, she volunteered to spy on the Underworld Army, but was captured and forced to wear the cursed armor of a dark lord, making her into nothing more than a slave to the very evil she had fought against.
    • But then it seems she has gained complete control over the cursed armor when you fight her and Magnus, complete with a total removal of the distorted, evil voice. It appears that Pit and Magnus quite literally beat the curse out of her or that Dyntos just made her a new set.
  • Casting a Shadow
  • 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.
  • Evil Sorcerer
  • Fallen Hero: Subverted in that she is not in control of herself.
  • Get Back Here Boss: Is quite difficult to pin down as he consantly moves around the room.
  • Green Eyes: When wearing the armor. It's unknown if she acutally 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/Foreshadowing: Her name is another word for "Prison" and an alternate spelling of the word "Jail", hinting at her being imprisoned in the armor. It also spells gal if you take out the o.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Her real face even looks like Samus's! It's even more fitting considering she's inside a set of armor.
    • 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.

     Hades's Heart 
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.
  • 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.

Underworld Soldiers

    Eggplant Wizards 
These enemies place a spell on Pit to turn him into an eggplant.

  • Ascended Extra: Was just another Underworld Enemy in the original. Due to his legendary annoying ability, he not only landed a main cast role in Captain N: The Game Master (unlike Medusa, who was only in one episode as a Mook), but also made it to the front cover Of Myths And Monsters.
    • Demoted to Extra: in Uprisng, he's back to being just a regular enemy, only now with his eggplant attacks considerably nerfed. He still manages to gain some commercial representation through the trailers, however.
  • Black Magic: Laugh all you want, but being turned into an Eggplant is still considered a Curse.
  • Cyclops
  • 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.

    Tempura Wizard 
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.

    Others 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!"

As the title implies, she's the proclaimed Goddess of Nature. Desires the obliteration of mankind for their numerous offenses against nature, and proceeds to act upon it once they impulsively start an international war over Hades' rumors about the Wish Seed.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Averted in that she introduces herself to Pit right after bombing a sizable portion of humanity.
    • Played straight 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Cute and Psycho
  • Cuteness Proximity: She really, really loves her Bumpity 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
  • Dub Name Change: From "Naturé, King of Nature" in the Japanese version.
  • Enemy Mine: Viridi partially 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.
    • May be justified since the concept of reincarnation allows human souls to be reborn as non-human beings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Granola Girl: Oh dear.
    I use cloth shopping bags! I compost my food scraps! And I separate my garbage into fifteen types!
  • Green Thumb
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted at first. Played straight later on with her Heel-Face Turn.
  • Heel-Face Turn
  • Hypocrite: Counters Palutena's criticism over her actions by pointing out her own lack of regard for Underworld forces... immediately after having Forces of Nature troops swat away the few enemies that survived her first Reset Bomb explosion. And while she hates humans for desecrating nature and believes that they are destructive by nature, her Reset Bombs meant to destroy them fall nothing short of the destruction of nature as well; they're less of a way to restore the ecosystem and more of an outright replacement after anything that could've lived in it (not just humans) has already been wiped out. Her hypocrisy is one major reason why she's hated so much.
  • Immortal Immaturity
  • Jerkass -> Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • 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.
  • Knight Templar
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Little Miss Snarker: She's little, and she's really snarky.
  • 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: She NEVER listens to criticism. Whenever Pit and Palutena point out, you know, committing genocide is bad She always shrugs it off, saying they're doing the same thing to the Underworld forces. despite hating and attacking the Underworld herself.
  • Not Me This Time: Does this with the Aurum, pointing out to Pit she had nothing to do with them.
  • Pimped-Out Dress
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Staff of Authority
  • Stealth Pun: She's the goddess of nature and refers to her minions as her children. She's mother nature.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Virdi Claws.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Decides to end human-related devastation of nature by ending the human race itself.

Forces of Nature Commanders

    Cragalanche the Mighty 

"..."

A rocky golem-like being that is an extremely loyal servant of Viridi's. He is one of the leaders of her forces, similar to how Pit leads Plautena's forces.

    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."

An ally of Viridi. He is the commander of the Lunar Sanctum.

    Lightning Flash Phosphora 

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)

"It's just one fight after another! Today is not my day."

Another ally of Viridi. She specializes in lightning-based attacks.


    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 soilders 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.

Other Antagonists

    Orcos 

"You puny little wimp!"

An arch demon warmonger from another world. Of Myths and Monsters is largely spent preparing Pit for his foretold attack on Angel Land.

    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/BFG: Space Pirate Commandos and Sniper Pirates, their guns take up their entire fore-arms.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike other enemies in the game, the space pirates have no real powers of their own, but are willing and able to punch the living daylights out of you, snipe you, and blow you up with rocket lauchers. They can even take down underworld goons if you allow them to (some of the best examples being two snipers that are able to kill a Clubberskull, as well as a lone Commando squaring off against a Snowman).
  • Cold Sniper: Space Pirate Snipers, whose shooting animation is rather identical to the archetypical sniper.
  • Energy Beings
  • 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: Subverted with Snipers, some don't seem to realize you need to be hidden from sight, and/or out of reach for sniping to work. Some however, like the two that fight the Clubberskull, at least try to stay out of their opponents reach by standing on higher platforms, the key word being "try".
    • Early on in the stage, there is an explosive barrel in a corridor. Naturally, the first space pirate runs right to it and starts attacking Pit from that spot.
  • Villains Out Shopping: The pirates have a hotspring on board their ship; when you come across it, a Commando is chilling out there.

    Space Pirate Captain 
The Leader of the Space Pirates, the Captain pilots his starship with his crew, stealing stars that make constellations in the Galactic Sea. He keeps the Three Sacred Treasures with him after stealing the constellation the were hidden on.

  • Bad Boss: He is weaker than his subordinates, and somehow managed to take charge through sheer bossiness. Thus, he is not very popular amongst the crew.
  • 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.

    Pseudo Palutena 
A copy of Palutena brought about by Dyntos, she considers herself beautiful, even when you reveal her comically disgusting face.

    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 Aurum 
A robotic race of space invaders that harvest the rescources of planets.

     Chaos Kin 
note 

Everything changes, Pit... even Gods!

An ancient entity of pure evil and chaos that is accidentally released during the battle of the Lunar Sanctum. Using Palutena as its host, it seeks to plunge the world into endless conflict and chaos.

  • Arc Villain: For Chapters 18-21.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Primarily uses its tail to steal souls, and can use it for combat purposes.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies
  • Break Them by Talking: While possessing Palutena, the Chaos Kin berates and insults Pit in an attempt to break his spirit.
  • Chaos Is Evil
  • Combat Pragmatist: The Chaos Kin is not above hiding behind its possessed victims and then dragging the unexpected down with it off with it. Also loves attacking the characters from behind.
  • Combat Tentacles: At least during its final moments when it tried to drag Pittoo down.
  • 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
  • Demonic Possession: Does this to Palutena.
  • 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: From "Envoy of Chaos" in the Japanese version.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means
  • Eldritch Abomination
  • Fate Worse than Death: It is still alive as a pile of ash, and could only be revived by possessing Dark Pit. Fortunately, Pit was able to save him, leaving the Chaos Kin trapped inside the Chaos Vortex for all eternity.
  • Fragile Speedster: It's a speedy demon that can throw many quick attacks at you, but it can't take that many hits in comparison (At least, in its boss fight it has fairly low health).
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The Chaos Kin's idol description outright states that it is a mindless creature who possesses nothing but the desire to cause destruction.
  • Kick the Dog: Leaves Pit stranded in an inanimate object for three whole years, kidnaps and brainwashes his goddess while doing so, proceeds to mock the very things he was raised to believe in right from the same mouth of said goddess, steals Palutena's soul when Pit frees her from his control, and finally tries to possess Dark Pit in a last ditch effort to revive itself and make Pit suffer. Its whole life is basically one long string of this.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Big time. Unlike Hades, its actions are taken much more seriously.
  • Large Ham: While possessing Palutena. You can tell it's really enjoying handing the verbal beatdown to Pit.
  • Leitmotif: Has one that plays in in several sections in its Story Arc.
  • Made of Evil
  • Made of Iron: Despite looking like an oversized bug, the thing is pretty resilient. It's able to survive a beatdown from Pit (which is already impressive) and then take several more hits from him before being shot down in the Chaos Vortex. Even then, it has enough energy to conjure up thirteen waves of monsters and still be able to fight afterwards. Even then it survives being turned to ash and is able to make one last attempt to revive itself before being foiled.Even then, it's idol description confirms that it still isn't dead, just trapped in the Chaos Vortex.
  • Mook Maker: To an insane degree. Notably, it creates copies of Aurum enemies that were already copies of the Forces of Nature. Pit and Viridi note this redundancy.
  • Near Villain Victory: In the three years between chapters 17 and 18, its not only completely taken over Sky World and its forces, but has done more damage to the human world than even Hades, even managing to temporarily turn Magnus against Pit.
  • Omnicidal Maniac
  • 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 it's now contained in the Chaos Vortex in its weakened state.
  • The Speechless: It can only talk when it's possessing someone.
  • Spell My Name with a "The"
  • 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.
    • The second time you fight it, it will sometimes try to close in on you for a melee attack, even if there's an electro trap right in front of it.
  • 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 Pittoo 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.
  • The Voiceless: Only when its on its own. When its possessing Palutena, it is very vocal, and not in a good way.
  • Walking Spoiler: Because its Story Arc is a major Wham Episode, it has all of these spoiler tags.
  • 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.


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