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The leader of Palutena's personal guard: though he is young, he is the greatest warrior angel in Palutena's forces. While Pit has wings, they're just for decoration. Usually he can't fly—it's a bit of a touchy subject.
A Father to His Men: A sequence of dialogue in chapter 17 shows that he values the centurions' lives more than his own, and perhaps more impressively, the feeling is mutual.
Almighty Janitor: Granted he makes use of weapons when not all of his opponents do, but he's still a servant of the gods that takes them on (including his boss) and wins.
Only in terms of the Gods he's fighting against. In the idol text and dialog, he's mentioned to be Captain of the Guard.
And I Must Scream: In chapter 18, he's stuck in a ring with no way to move or communicate with the outside world and the only way to get help is to hope someone grabs the ring so he can control them. Pit was very lucky that Magnus didn't leave the ring behind.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Captain of Palutena's Guard and the strongest soldier in her army, embarking on many perlious missions by himself.
Badass: It was said in game that he's the most competent member of Palutena's army, that's actually an understatement.
Badass Adorable: He may not be able to fly on his own, but that hasn't stopped him from taking on entire armies by himself. In addition, he's literally gone through hell and back (as well as earth and space). Magnus notes that Pit is basically the only member of Palutena's army who can pull his own weight.
Badass Boast: His rally cries are meant to be this, but they don't really impress anyone. However, he can give some pretty good ones such as the one to Medusa and Hades. Special mention, however, goes to Chapter 21, where he and Dark Pit pull a perfectly sychronized Badass Boast by simply Finishing Each Other's Sentences.
Pit: Filth of the land, hear our words! Dark Pit: And see our actions! Pit: I am Pit! Servant of the Goddess of Light! Dark Pit: And I am Dark Pit! Servant to none other but myself! Both:Together we will rain death upon you! Dark Pit: So anyone who wants to die, step right up! Pit: And anyone who doesn't want to die, too bad! Both:Aww yeah!
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.
Handicapped Badass: He's an angel who cannot fly. It doesn't slow him down in the slightest.
Submissive Badass: In his relationship to Palutena. He's more than capable of doing things on his own, but he has enough respect to refer to her for advice.
Took a Level in Badass: Shown if you clear Chapter 9 without using the three treasures. In the first one, Pit could only take down Medusa with the three sacred treasures. In Uprising, he can take her down without them.
Beat Them at Their Own Game: A fun trick players can do is have Pit beat a boss with the matching weapon. (Beat Twinbellows with the Twinbellows Cannon, Gaol with the Gaol Blade, Hewdraw with the Hewdraw Club, etc.)
Berserk Button: Insulting Palutena will make him angry. Hurting Palutena will make him furious.The Chaos Kin learned this the hard way.
He also goes off on a rant when Dark Pit questions his faith in Palutena.
Beware the Niceand Silly Ones: He's a friendly little angel, quick to wisecrack and joke and is one of the nicest guys in the game, but if he's given a reason he can and he will kick your ass. And damn if he doesn't make it look awesome.
BFG: The Cannon weapons. He also uses the Great Sacred Treasure's Final Strike in the fight with Hades.
Bodyguarding a Badass: His job as Captain of the Guard is to protect Palutena despite the fact that she's a goddess and is more than capable of taking care of herself. Best exemplified in Palutena's reveal trailer for Smash Bros 4.
Body Horror: When Pit is turned into an eggplant or tempura it comes off as this given that he only has legs and can't really fight back. To make matters worse, he can be eaten alive if he's a tempura.
Being stuck in a ring. That is all.
Body Surf: In Chapter 18, Pit goes from a little girl, to a dog, to Magnus before he manages to reunite with his own body.
Boisterous Bruiser: For the most part, Pit is very confident in his combat abilities and is not easily intimidated in battle.
Bow and Sword, in Accord: His Bow can seperate into twin blades for melee combat, effectively combining the two tropes into one.
Break the Cutie: Chapter 18.Pit's entire faith in Angel Land and fighting for justice is destroyed in a blink of an eye, the people that considered him Captain are now attacking him, and the Brainwashed and Crazy Palutena calls him a "puppet" and says she doesn't want to deal with him anymore. He gets over it (for the most part) in the next chapter, but it doesn't change the fact that those words will probably stick with him for a long time.
It gets worse. Chapter 19, Hades and Viridi constantly lay the smack down of insults on him, and without Palutena to support him, Pit progressively gets quieter with the chapter (but he does get louder when he's asking Viridi if he's at the top of the tower yet). And then comes Chapter 20, where some of his insecurities are let loose as Palutena continues to berate him for being useless and naive. When he finally saves her from the Chaos Kin, though, he has to watch as her soul is ripped out of her and she turns to stone. And when he spends chapter 21 trying to get it back and succeeds with the help of Dark Pit, the Chaos Kin wanted to make sure Pit suffered and tried to take Dark Pit down with him. Pit's response is to dive in and save him, causing his wings to burn up in the process. And even though chapter 23 treats Pit's Sanity Slippage moment lightly, given what happened in the previous chapters, it's not hard to think he actually lost it.
Broken Angel: His wings burn up in Chapter 21, when he saves Dark Pit from Chaos Kin.
Palutena: That's not all I can see, Pit. I can also see what's in your heart. Pit: Oh... heh heh. That's really... something... Palutena: So you'd better not be thinking about anything... naughty. Pit: What?! How did you— Palutena: Just kidding! Seriously, reading hearts through laurel crowns? Pit:I know... I was... also kidding...
The Japanese version has Pit admitting that he is a pervert... just a little bit.
Empty Eyes: When Pit's soul left his body, in Chapter 18 of Uprising.
In a real-life example, Nintendo uses Pit's soulless body in their Uprising page.
Expy: Of the two Greek mythology heroes: Icarus and Perseus. With the former while not a hero, is notorious for flying too close to the sun and getting his wings burned in the process leading to his death Pit's fate at the end of Myths and Monsters as well as happening twice in Uprising (chapter 17 and 22). For the latter, the entire story of Perseus from saving the mother figure by slaying Medusa with the help of the Goddess of Wisdom Athena with one of the weapons being a shield to protect yourself from Medusa's stare in the original game.
Personality-wise, at least in Uprising, he has many points in common with Pegasus Seiya: Both being brown-haired heroes with a quite close relationship with their guardian goddess (Palutena and Saori, respectively), and while Seiya is technically human, his Bronze Cloth and later the Sagitarius Golden Cloth represents a winged being (the Pegasus constelation, and the Sagitarius constelation later on) and both will do anything in their power for protecting their goddesses, not to mention, at least in Seiya's case, while doning the Sagitarius Golden Cloth, he's able to use arrows.
Extreme Omnivore: According to Palutena, this angel will eat anything - especially the unusual stuff.
Funny Background Event: Whilst Dyntos is discussing how he added more monsters than necessary to Palutena at the end of Chapter 24, Pit is flying the Great Sacred Treasure in the background... only to then crash on the ground.
Genre Savvy: Very much so in Uprising, to the point where he kind of expects what happens next. And even when Magnus tells him not to open a chest because it's a trap, Pit simply says he can't help himself.
Go Mad from the Isolation: Starts to show shades of this in chapter 23. He even points out that he needs to escape before he really does lose it.
Good Is Not Soft: Pit's usually the Nice Guy most of the time, but if Palutena gives the order to fight, he's not holding back.
Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: His doing this in Chapter 23 makes it very clear that the Gods constant deriding of him is having a negative effect, because during this time when he's inside Hades and thus cut off from them, he subs himself in for them because of how used he is to their banter. His Viridi impersonation is an obvious mockery, but his Palutena impersonation is disturbingly accurate in wording.
Hot-Blooded: In one particular moment Magnus gives him advice on how to proceed tactically, while Pit in his hot blooded glory just goes in guns blazing (it's almost Lampshading the nature of the game).
Hypercompetent Sidekick: He's essentially Palutena's Number Two with all that it entails and he's very, very good at his job despite his goofy and dorky personality.
In the Name of the Moon: Pit does this a whole lot in complete adoration to all that is Palutena and light beating darkness, and even his special idol description says that he practiced to make one. Parodied a few times as well. Special mention goes to his speech with Pandora which features an over-the-top sequence that even has him sweep his hair with Bishie Sparkle.
Pit: Pandora! Underling of Medusa floating before me! It's time for you to atone for your crimes! I am Pit, servant of the Goddess of Light! And You! Are! History! Palutena: *Deadpan* What was that all about?
Ironic Name: Although it probably comes from the -pid part of Cupid, it's still kinda funny that the winged guy is named 'hole in the ground'.
Jack of All Stats: In gameplay. He's fast, but not that fast. He's strong, but not that strong. His strength lies solely in the weapon and the player's skill.
Keet: He has energy to spare. This trait is especially noticeable when he's around Magnus.
Kid Hero: Played with. Pit has the appearance of a young teenager, and has the personality to match, but he's older than he appears.
You shut your mouth, Medusa! Lady Palutena is nothing like you! Who turns people to stone? Who poisons rivers? Who reduces cities to rubble? And who is leading the Underworld invasion of the land and heavens?! Not Lady Palutena! You're the one responsible for all this, Medusa!
Pit: Yeah! A treasure box! Magnus: That's clearly a trap. Think about it. Who would leave treasure just lying about outside? Pit (at player's behest): *Opens treasure box. Monsters appear.* Magnus: What is wrong with you? Pit: If there's a treasure box, I open it! I can't help it! Magnus: OK, we'll see how long you'll survive with that strategy!
Older Than They Look: In the first game he's a trained soldier, yet in Uprising, which takes place a full 25 years later, he's still practically a teenager. Sakurai even tweeted Pit's body is that of a 13 year old.
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: Resembles a classic winged angel, but he can't fly on his own. Some of his weaponry also stray away from the norm for angels.
Pintsized Powerhouse: He's the same size as a regularly human, but he can take down creatures that reach colossal sizes.
Pit Can Breathe In Space: Though it's never explained if he can actually breathe while in space. It's entirely possible that Palutena's magic helps him. It should be noted, however, that he cannot breathe underwater as he was very adverse about holding his breath during Chapter 7.
Power Dyes Your Hair: In the first game Pit's hair starts off light brown, becomes green at 2 strength, purple at 3, dark brown at 4, and blue at 5. In the best ending, his hair goes back to being light brown in his adult form, and it stays that colour regardless of strength in every other game.
Sanity Slippage: Played with and defied. During Chapter 23, Pit starts talking to himself and acts like he is on the verge of losing his mind... but, at the end of his rant, he lampshades how he needs to get out of Hades before he REALLY goes crazy.
Magnus seems to have the same reaction when Pit mentions his "sacred buns".
Tranquil Fury: Only demonstrates this once and that's in chapter 20 when Hades mockingly presents the very real possibility that he may have to kill the possessed Palutena. His response is to calmly, bluntly tell Hades to go home... or in other words, to go to Hell.
24-Hour Armor: He tells Magnus he never takes off his uniform. Even while bathing. Ew. Apparently, it saves on laundry!
Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Dark Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He won't hesitate to put the smackdown on Underworld monsters, the Forces of Nature, or the Aurum... but as soon as he discovers that Dark Lord Gaol was a human woman upon defeating her, he's absolutely horrified and has a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
Wings Do Nothing: Played with. By default, Pit can't fly — as a result, his wings are merely decorative and, at most, can slow his fall (Of Myths and Monsters). However, he can fly if he uses one of the Three Sacred Treasures or the Power of Flight. Also, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he has temporary flight as his third jump.
It's implied that they may contain his lifeforce, or at least that he can't live without them. When he burns his wings to the bone, it nearly kills him. Part of the reason Palutena wants to heal him so badly is certainly that he loved to fly and wanted nothing more than to fly on his own, but it seems like having burnt wings is quite literally killing him and the only way to save him is to restore his wings.
"Despite the Underworld invasion, the people haven't given up hope!"
The goddess of light and ruler of Skyworld, Palutena goes to great lengths to protect her people, and those who dwell on the surface lands below. See also her own page.
Adorkable: She may be an elegant goddess, but Palutena has a lovable, trollish Genki Girl personality and behaves similarly to many geek girls in Real Life. Taken Up to Eleven in Palutena's Revolting Dinner, where she's probably at her cutest!
And I Must Scream: She suffered under the Chaos Kin's control for three years, being unable to control her body while her soul was constantly under threat of being consumed.
Badass: Distress Ball aside, she is still a very powerful Goddess and has no qualms with demonstrating it. The best example is during Chapter 3 of Uprising when Hewdraw is flying up to directly attack Skyworld: if Pit takes too long to bring it down, Palutena creates a giant column of light to oneshot it. If that's not enough, she's a full on boss fight when possessed by the Chaos Kin, and boss enemy difficulty (considering the above Hewdraw scenario) is probably a fraction of her actual power.
This perhaps has its best example at the end of the game. while Pit was the one actually wielding the game's ultimate weapon and weakening Hades, at the end it is Palutena's power alone that charges it up enough to kill Hades.
Beware The NiceAnd Silly Ones: Palutena's one of the more pleasant Gods in the game for the most part (Though she still has her vices.) However, as Hewdraw learned the hard way and as her Boss Fight shows, if forced to take a more direct approach, she'll happily remind you why she's the Goddess of Light.
Beyond the Impossible: During Palutena's Revolitng Dinner, when she discovers that the Vegetable Monster is vulnerable to water, she uses her Power of Malestorm to create a storm indoors.
Big Eater: Judging by her banter with Pit, during which she'll randomly talk about everything from the great meal they could make out of the Kraken to Phoenix eggs making wonderful omelets.
Big Good: The goddess of light and ruler of Skyworld.
Expy: Of the Greek goddess of wisdom Athena, right down to her immature Good Is Not Nice attitude. Background-wise, at least in Uprising she has some points in common with Saori Kido, the reincarnation of Athena, including having a close relation with their warriors destined to protect her (Pit and Seiya, respectively) and both being kidnapped. The main differences between Palutena and Saori are the fact Palutena has a more active role in the whole situation, compared with Saori, at least until the Hades Saga came out, not to mention Saori being more gentle compared with Palutena.note At least as a grown-up. As a kid, Saori was an even bigger Jerkass than Palutena, but she gets better with the time.
Extreme Omnivore: Similar to Pit, it's implied she'll eat anything. She even makes jokes about how the idea of Pit being turned to a crisp from the lightning might sound delicious, but that she would pull him out of the area where the lightning struck.
It's also demonstrated in Palutena's Revolting Dinner where despite the fact that the carrots have been overdosed with her rejuvenation potion and are now sentient, she still intends to eat them.
Fantastic Nuke: Her Palutena Glam Buster or the Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser which she uses to finish off Hewdraw.
Fashionable Asymmetry: Subtle, but there; she's only wearing a stocking on her left leg and her right leg wrap is VERY slightly different from her left leg wrap.
The Gad Fly: Uprising has her messing with Pit non-stop. Her pranks range from not warning Pit when she's going to speed his wings up to deliberately using him as bait to lure out one of the Hewdraw heads (again not surprising since she's based on Athena). Hell, there's a little comic for the post-game option of turning off all dialogue:
Pit: I'm in trouble here, Lady Palutena! Palutena:(serene smile)You can do it, Pit.
Good Is Not Nice: According to the other Gods and Goddesses, Palutena isn't really the nicest of them all as Pit makes her out to be. Given that she is a gad fly and some of her actions are questionable, it's not hard to see why everyone is wary of her. Though she's still much more pleasant than the other gods.
Hero's Muse: Most of what keeps Pit going is his devotion to her. He even outright admits that the reason he fights is because of her. Whether this is an idealistic sort of hero worship or if he just has a crush on her is left largely to the viewer's imagination - there's evidence for either, or both.
King of All Cosmos: She can certainly dip into this, and many other characters tend to point out when she screws up/teases too much/acts hypocritical. Her apotheosis of this is seen whenever she cooks.
Large Ham: Well, more of a small ham when compared to everyone else, Pit included. Her attempts at it sound decidedly more forced than the rest, meaning you'll either be laughing or facepalming in response. Even when possessed by the Chaos Kin, she's still quite over the top, and very expressive in her boss battles.
Lethal Chef: Figuratively and literally inPalutena's Revolting Dinner.
Though nothing in the short actually suggests she's a bad chef. Just a little too easily distracted while handling powerful potions.
My God, What Have I Done?: After being saved from the Chaos Kin, the expression she has clearly says this. Especially when Pit nearly gives up his life for Dark Pit, burning his wings up in the process.
Mysterious Waif: Interestingly, her rare AR card idol mentions that her history and motivations are little known. Even in Uprising she gets some questions that she doesn't answer truthfully.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: There is virtually nothing this girl can't pull out of her bag of tricks. It's basically Power of (insert whatever power the plot needs here.)
Not So Above It All: For a goddess who rules over a mystical land, she sure doesn't act like it, if Uprising or the tie-in animes are any indication. This is no surprise given that she's based on Athena. This characterization continues into Smash Bros 4.
The Smart Girl: She's one of the smartest Goddesses out there, according to the others. And it shows: she has information on (almost) every single enemy, and she's very rational in comparison to the other Gods. Then again, she is based on Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom.
Averted in Uprising, particularly at the end of the Aurum arc.
Red Shirt Army: These guys die so much that even Palutena jokes about it.
Taken for Granite: In the original, Medusa turned them all into stone. In order to get them back, Pit had to use a hammer to free them.
Undying Loyalty: To Pit. Especially shown during the Aurum arc where despite knowing full well they would probably be killed, they still helped Pit defeat the Aurum.
Wings Do Nothing: Averted, despite how tiny they are. No wonder Pit is upset about being unable to fly on his own.
Wrestler in All of Us: In Uprising, the Strongarm Centurions are capable of powerbombing Pit and Magnus when they appear as enemies in Chapter 18 and 20, although they can't grab you while you're in the middle of a melee combo.
Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: As a manifestation of the darkness in Pit's heart, Dark Pit represents some of the traits Pit keeps to himself - such as a rather arrogant personality and his thrill for battle, which for Dark Pit goes beyond being Hot-Blooded into being an arrogant Blood Knight (Or at least at first)
Badass Adorable: Like his light counterpart, he can kick ass, as shown in chapter 9 when he literally falcon kicks the mini boss at the beginning when Pit can't do any damage with the Sacred Treasures.
Ironically in the Japanese version, kicking the enemy actually resulted in him being injured instead of coming out with no scratches like in the English version.
Handicapped Badass: Subverted. Despite being Pit's counterpart, he can fly due to absorbing Pandora's powers. It's played straight in Ch. 22 when Pandora is revived, thus stripping Dark Pit of his ability to fly.
Black and Grey Morality: Unlike Pit, who sees the world in black and white, he sees things in black and grey. While the Underworld Army are indeed the villains, the Gods they serve aren't any better. He even calls the Gods out on how they treat the world with their powers and place the blame on humans; Palutena even admits he's right.
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 dead meat, dead meat, dead meat!
Dark Pit: ...Like I said, annoying.
Break the Haughty: According to Chapter 21, the reason for Dark Pit switching sides is because he found out that he can't live without Pit. He won't go into details on what happened to him while Pit was in the ring, but it wasn't pleasant, to say the least. Pit nearly dying for his sake is enough for him to fully switch sides and be Pit's ally.
Butt Monkey: He may be the Shadow Archetype of Pit, but that doesn't make him immune to the abuse his alter ego suffers. Almost every character refers to him as Pittoo, and Pit kicks his ass several times over the course of the game.
Dynamic Entry:In Chapter 9, he charges in from out of nowhere to deliver a literal flying kick to the Underworld Gatekeeper, dropping the boss that Pit was struggling to damage even with the Three Sacred Treasures. Palutena notes that "face-kicking isn't usually this effective."
In Chapter 20, he comes out of nowhere to slam the Lightning Chariot into the closing portal to the Chaos Vortex, expanding it for him and Pit to enter.
Evil Twin: Starts off as one toward Pit, but subverted midway through when he switches sides.
Good Feels Good: Heavily implied to be the reason he keeps coming back to save the day and help Pit, not that he'll admit it.
Good Is Not Nice: He may share Pit's sense of justice, but he's nowhere as nice as him due to his fierce independent streak and his tendency to speak his mind. Especially shown during the Chaos Kin boss battle where if you hit him by accident, he'll hit back.
Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has dark teal wings (although they appear black in different lighting, or when he's using Pandora's powers to fly), in contrast with Pit's white wings. Slightly averted, as he merely has black angel wings, as opposed to the batlike wings normally associated with evil (possible to show his Wild Card nature).
Hot-Blooded: A more subdued version, but it's still there.
I Work Alone: He explicitly states that he's "no pawn" and only serves himself.
Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Implied during the Chaos Kin arc. His soul is needed to revive the Chaos Kin according to the ash idol (and Viridi states that the Chaos Kin only went after the purest of souls), and according to Hades, Dark Pit's soul isn't your average one. Given that he's the manifestation of Pit's heart and being neutral at worse, it's quite justified that this trait be passed over.
In-Series Nickname: Pit, Palutena, and every character in the game insists on calling him Pittoo (as in "Pit Two"). And he doesn't like it one bit.
Jerkass Has a Point: It's really difficult to disagree with him when he calls Palutena and Viridi out on how they abuse the world with their powers and blame it on humans. Even Palutena somewhat agrees with him.
Multi-Melee Master: Much like Pit. In Chapter 6, he can be seen wielding a Blade, Club, Staff, Palm, Cannon, and Bow. He will also be seen using whatever weapon Pit has on him when he breaks the Mirror of Truth, and in Chapter 22, he is playable, and can use any weapon in your inventory. After Chapter 6, he seems to settle into using a Silver Bow for land battle and a variant of the First Blade that shoots darkness in air battles.
Not Distracted by the Sexy: His reaction to seeing Amazon Pandora is that of confusion given that he doesn't stop attacking her and isn't convinced that's the real Pandora, whereas Palutena and Viridi are shocked and Hades is silent from the revelation.
Only Sane Man: He tries to come off as one compared to everyone else. However...
Not So Above It All: The fact that he and Pit think the same way puts him in this category by default (as shown in Chapter 21, where they finished their motto that they both made up on the spot.)
Parody: Of the Darker and EdgierEvil Counterpart character in games, like Shadow. His tendency to "fight for himself" is mocked by several characters, and a lot of his actions in general are mocked for being edgy for the sake of being edgy.
Power Copying: He absorbs Pandora's powers after helping Pit take her down.
"Pittoo" also serves as onomatopoeia for the sound of someone spitting, which makes his Embarrassing Nickname more insulting than other versions. Hades exaggerates it into the downright childish "Pitooey".
Recurring Boss: Fought four times throughout the game, and his chapter has five different scenarios with three randomly selected each time you play.
Simple Staff: One of his many weapons of choice. While he uses a Bow for most of the game, it's notable that there is a weapon called the Dark Pit Staff. Of course, since staffs are considered sniping weapons in Uprising, he ends up fitting a different trope. In Chapter 6 he spends the flight section "kiting" Pit, and one of the possible fights the game sets up with Dark Pit has him sniping at Pit from atop a mountain with his titular staff.
Sixth Ranger Traitor: He was intended to be an Evil Knockoff of Pit that works for the Underworld Army, but he defected right after he was created and eventually goes on to aid Palutena's forces.
Synchronization: What happens to Pit, happens to Dark Pit as well. Well, sometimes.
Turned Against Their Masters: The very first thing he did upon creation was deliver an Offhand Backhand to Pandora and help Pit take her down. Palutena theorizes that he turned on the Underworld Army because Pit smashed the Mirror of Truth before he was completed.
Tsundere: The Japanese version of the game aims for Dark Pit being a Type A instead of the lone wolf that he is portrayed as in the English version.
Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
Lightning Bruiser: Though he's slightly slower than Pit, he can still move pretty fast. He's also strong enough to take on Underworld monsters by himself.
Naytheist: While working with Pit in Chapter 2, he tells Pit to let Palutena know that she's slacking off and his world is on the brink of collapse because of it.
Nerf: His sword lacks the charged shot that Pit can get (as a club). This means you're forced to fight enemies in close-combat while you're controlling him. The Centurions can be the death of you in the highest difficulties.
People Puppet: Becomes one briefly in chapter 18 when Pit takes control of him.
Punch Clock Hero: He outright states that he does what he does for money. That said, he's still a pretty cool guy.
Evil All Along: His plan was to merge with the Aurum Brain to become the head of the Aurum Hive Mind and become more powerful than the other gods. This backfires once the Aurum Brain takes him over.
Though it seems that Pit defeating him brought him back to his senses, as Palutena mentions that he's pushing the Aurum away, though that may just be the massive fiery exhaust from him exploding pushing them away.
Evil Is Not a Toy: Taking over the Aurum Brain backfires, as it outwills him eventually.
Fake Ultimate Hero: It's eventually revealed he was merely using everyone to take control of the Aurum.
Expy: Not of Helios the sun god but of Helios' son Phaethon. Phaethon wasn't acknowledged by the other Gods despite being one of them and took drastic action and demanded to drive his father's chariot to prove them wrong. Not only did it backfire on him, but it costed Phaethon his life.
Large Ham: One of the biggest ones in the game. Given that Uprising takes place in a World of Ham, this is really saying something.
Leitmotif: He has a theme that plays when he's the focus of the scenes in chapters 15 and 17. The theme that plays during chapter 17 can count as a Dark Reprise since it plays when he hijacks the Aurum.
Light Is Not Good: He's the Sun God and is seemingly on everyone's side, but it's soon revealed he was using them to take control of the Aurum.
What the Hell, Hero?: He makes the fight against the Aurum Generator harder than it should be by attacking it with fire, and he just sheepishly mutters something close to "oops" and leaves Pit to fend for himself.
The God of Smithing. He created the Three Sacred Treasures.
All-Powerful Bystander: Is one of, if not the most powerful character in the series, outright stated to be more powerful than even Hades and Palutena. And yet he is content to merely forge weapons and replicas of assorted locations and enemies.
Expy: Of the greek god of smithing Hephaestus who was known for making all the weapons for the Gods and keeping out of their affairs.
Reality Warper: Dyntos can, among other things, create replicas of everyone in the game, from enemies to bosses and characters alike. He can even mess with their AI to make them tougher (Such as making an enemy move faster than it normally does). He can even replicate the locations Pit fights them in. He's also capable of replacing Palutena with a clone while putting the real Palutena to sleep despite her being miles away in Skyworld.
Story-Breaker Power: Potentially. The speed at which he can make copies of ANYTHING, not to mention make them all superior, could easily see him as the ultimate conqueror if that's what he wanted to accomplish.
Top God: If not necessarily the absolute strongest, he's implied to be more powerful than any other god in the series. In addition, Palutena refers to him as Lord Dyntos, implying a position of high authority.
Then again, if he's based on Hephaestus, it would make sense that he's stronger than the majority of the Gods given he makes the majority of weapons for said Gods and Goddesses and would know their strengths and weaknesses as a result.
Ultimate Blacksmith: Created the weapons in the game, including the Three Sacred Treasures and the Great Sacred Treasure; he's also made perfect copies of every enemy in the game, as well as a few of the bosses Pit has faced thus far.
The Little Girl
A small child who lives in one of the human towns.
One-Hit KO: Its ultimate attack can one-hit kill Pit and most of the arena during the battle against it. At the end of the final battle with Hades, you get to use it yourself to vaporize Hades once and for all.
Orichalcum: What it's composed of, according to Dyntos.
Knight of Cerebus: Though downplayed, she's the only villain aside from the Chaos Kin to have no comedic elements (Hades is only played serious onscreen). The fact that she's one of the few characters who don't break the fourth wall also helps.
Stationary Boss: Phase two of her three-phase battle in Uprising; Palutena uses a spell to chain her feet to the floor so she'll stop using Teleport Spam. Medusa gets around this later by going One-Winged Angel and throwing her flying head at you.
Taken for Granite: You wouldn't be Medusa if you didn't do this. Strangely, the only time she uses this ability is during the anime short.
Teleport Spam: For such a huge body, she seems to easily teleport all around during her boss fight in Uprising, at least until Palutena manages to chain her to the ground.
Villainous Rescue: In the final portion of the final chapter, Medusa comes out of nowhere and blocks Hades' attack on Pit. She claims that it was because she didn't want to be his puppet anymore, but it was still a huge shocker.
Apple of Discord: Manages to make something that doesn't exist one, as he spreads the rumor about the Wish Seed to get the humans to kill each other.
Arc Villain: For Chapters 10 and 22-25 in Uprising. Even though he's the overriding Big Bad, he doesn't become the direct threat until Medusa is destroyed, and only retains that position for Chapter 10; after that, other Arc Villains constantly override him as the direct threat, which doesn't stop until Chapter 22.
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When Pit finally confronts Hades, his size compared to Pit is gigantic. Pit appears to be the size of one of Hades's fingernails at most.
Atop a Mountain of Corpses: He wanted to get one started so he could fuel up on souls during the final battle, much to everyone's digust.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Top God of the Underworld and by far and away the most powerful. Though he prefers to rule from the shadows, he has no problem getting his hands dirty if he has to.
Bacon Addiction: He compares souls to bacon in chapter 23: they taste good with everything.
Bad Boss: In contrast to Palutena and Viridi, Hades does not care about his troops in the slightest. He even lets them fight without a commander, claiming they are too stupid to have actual brains, and later kills Medusa for interfering in the final battle.
Berserk Button: Judging from his reactions to Dark Pit vowing to stop him in chapter 22 and Medusa's betrayal in the final battle, he really hates having his rule questioned.
Beware the Silly Ones: While definitely comedic, he's far from harmless, shown especially during Chapter 23 where he destroys the Three Sacred Treausres and actually beats Pit in their first fight.
And though Pit puts up a better fight with the Great Sacred Treasure, Hades still manages to claim the upper hand and destroy it. Had Medusa not pulled a Villainous Rescue, Hades would have killed Pit.
Big Bad: He's the overriding threat of Uprising, being behind the general conflict of the whole game and the one that Pit and Palutena ultimately aim to stop, even though they get sidetracked by other Arc Villains for about half the game.
Bigger Bad: of the first third of Uprising, not being involved directly and only assuming direct control after his Unwitting Pawn, Medusa, is defeated.
Blatant Lies: He claims he wanted to use the (fake) Wish Seed to revive a girl's parents who he killed in a chariot accident, give them cash, and make them royalty... Nobody believes it for a second.
Breath Weapon: Used to destroy the Three Sacred Treasures. Lampshaded by Pit when he says Hades has raunchy breath.
Brilliant but Lazy: He's a capable strategist and an equally capable fighter, but is extremely lazy and prefers to let others do his dirty work.
Camp Straight/Bi the Way: He also flirts with Palutena, Vridi, and Phosphora, mentions wanting to pick up goddesses with the Lightning Chariot, and in The Stinger talks about how women everywhere are weeping about his godly physique being gone forever.
Seven Deadly Sins: While the above four are his biggest vices, Hades, in a way, represents all of them. He has a greed and gluttony for souls, has a lust for power and control, is incredibly slothful and prefers to let others do his dirty work, is extremely arrogant and vain, and reacts with extreme wrath when threatened.
Control Freak: Has shades of it. As the ruler of the Underworld, Hades expects things to always go his way. When something happens that threatens to take away that control like, say, subordinates questioning or rebelling against him, it's one of the few moments when Hades will react with genuine rage and extreme violence.
Curb-Stomp Battle: His first fight with Pit has him destroying the Three Sacred Treasures and mopping the floor with Pit.
Dark Is Evil: Has more in common with traditional depictions of Satan then the Greek Hades.
Deadpan Snarker: No matter what the situation, Hades always has a wisecrack ready.
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 the souls of fallen humans and thousands of souls are needed to create one monster.
Enemy Mine: He teams up with Palutena and Viridi to take down the Aurum.
Energy Ball: Has several variations. Some that fire trick shots if fired on, others that fire if Pit does nothing.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He claims that he sees no difference between reincarnation and devouring souls despite the fact that the latter action disrupts the balance. Though knowing him, he probably said that to mess with Pit.
Evil Is Hammy: He's essentially an evil Tim Curry with godly powers.
Evil Is Petty: Despite Hades having much higher goals and ambitions, he just cannot resist opportunities to rub salt in his enemies's wounds, or just mess with them for a good laugh at their expense. Despite working with the heroes to stop the Aurum, Hades still summons Mimicuties to impede his progress just to screw with him. And later, in Ch. 19, Hades sends Underworld troops to retrieve the Lightning Chariot just to get in Pit's way.
Palutena: You'd think the lord of the Underworld would be too busy for mischief making. Hades: Oh, no. Making mischief is one of my principal responsibilities.
Extreme Omnivore: Good God, to say nothing of him devouring Pit. When the angel questions how he could punch through his stomach, Hades' response is to devour an assortment of Underworld enemies for him to deal with.
Eye Beams: Has several. The most powerful of them is one fired from the third eye on his forehead.
Facial Markings: He has red streaks going across his face, which gives off the vibe of a mask.
Final Boss: As often as other issues get in the way, he and Pit finally get to duke it out in the final chapter of the game.
Flaming Hair: His green-and-red hair flows in such a manner that it evokes imagery of fire, fittingly enough. And in his final form during the final battle, his entire head becomes coated in an otherworldly neon-blue fire.
For the Evulz: He himself admits that commiting acts of evil is his idea of a good time.
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.
Hypocrite: He claims that humans are predictable due to their greed, yet it is his greed that causes all the suffering that happens in the game.
Insane Troll Logic: As is fitting his trolling personality. He manages to take Pit's understandable horror at the idea of being defecated out of the Womb Level and somehow warp it into meaning that Pit hates life.
Invincible Villain: An odd example of this trope as his invinciblity is mostly due to tactics. Thanks to his Xanatos Gambit in Ch 10, most of the game is things going his way. Even with the appearance of other Arc Villains, no matter what happens, Hades would get more souls for his realm. And though he's one of the most powerful characters in the game, very little of the game is spent fighting him.
It's All About Me: It's all about getting things his way no matter who has to suffer in the process. Best shown by this statement during his introduction:
Hades: But she's old news, and old news bores me. We must look to the future and that future is me! The true leader of the Underworld! Next to me, little miss Medusa's going to look like a sweet, cuddly bunny!
Jerkass: Let's just get it out there: Even at his "nicest", he's still a total asshole.
Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Teams up with the heroes to stop the Aurum solely because he wants to be the only one to plunder the Earth.
The Juggernaut: Blowing up his heart? Cutting him in half? Decapitating him? He no sells it all and trucks on. Only the complete destruction of his entire physical being will put him down. And even then, as The Stinger shows, it probably inconvenienced him at worst.
Kill All Humans: He uses their souls to produce more monsters and to do whatever else he wants with them.
Knight of Cerebus: Only when he or his projection is on-screen. When he's off-screen making much of the banter between Pit and the other gods, he is mostly comedic, but when he's on-screen, the atmosphere gets much more serious.
Lack of Empathy: He starts a war and has no remorse for killing millions of people, sees souls as nothing more than tools to be manipulated or empowering nourishment, and also laughs at Pit for being stuck in the ring. Summed up quite well in this exchange between himself and Viridi in chapter 22:
Viridi: Your disregard for life is just astounding. Could you be any more callous? Hades: Well, I could try.
Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated in the final battle, he's surprisingly athletic for his size, able to keep up with the Great Sacred Treasure just by sprinting. He can fly at incredible speeds and is strong enough to punch through the ground (getting his arm stuck in the process).
Viridi: It's kinda like watching an elephant sprint.
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.
Nigh Invulnerable: Having his heart destroyed just irritates him, getting cut in half doesn't bother him, getting DECAPITATED barely slows him down, and even when Pit vaporizes him with the Great Sacred Treasure's Final Strike, The Stinger shows that he's still alive in some capacity. Put simply, Hades. Just. Won't. Die.
Not Me This Time: Pulls this twice, first bringing up that the Aurum aren't his doing, and later states that the Chaos Kin doesn't work for him, and there's nothing seen to contradict his claim.
Not so Fast, Bucko!: In chapter 9, while Pit and Palutena are celebrating Medusa's defeat, Hades cuts in at that moment, declaring, "Now, wait just a second."
Not Quite Dead: His voice starts talking in The Stinger. He himself concedes that he probably can never come back to life, but is still able to talk to the player as a disembodied voice at least.
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.
Person of Mass Destruction: When wearing his Devastation Ensemble which allows him to spawn weapons from any part of his body. If he were to go all out, there wouldn't be much of a world left to save. His AR Card even describes him as a literal weapon of mass destruction.
Power Echoes: Whenever he speaks, it has this effect to his voice.
Powered Armor: His "Devastation Ensemble" is an odd example of this, being just a covering of light over parts of his regular outfit, but allowing him to spawn any and all manner of weaponry out of that light. He loses it after Pit bifurcates him with the Great Sacred Treasure.
Power Fist: Does not use one, but the End-All Arm seems to be patterned after him.
Pragmatic Villainy: He sides with Palutena and Viridi during the Aurum arc only because he wants to be the one to destroy humanity.
Pride: As hinted toward by his out-of-character moments, it seems that his only Berserk Button is the questioning of his power and control. Combine this with his motivation being the desire to play around with souls, and it indicates quite a power and control lust.
The Sociopath: Incredibly manipulative with tons of charisma, but has no empathy for anything but himself. To him, everything else is either a controllable pawn or a toy he can play with until it breaks, and he won't let anything that can't be controlled exist.
Stepford Smiler: Type C. Wears an ever-present smile, but is a total psychopath.
The Stinger: If you wait five minutes after the credits, you get treated to Hades's disembodied voice shattering whatever remains of the fourth wall.
Super Strength: Able to rip Medusa's arm clean off and kill her in a single uppercut.
Terms of Endangerment: Pitty Pat for Pit. Pretty, Professor, or Know-it-all Palutena for Palutena. Pitooey for Dark Pit. Lovely Little Phosphora for Phosphora. Big Bad or Little Miss Medusa for Medusa. He's a fountain of these.
Vile Villain Saccharine Game: While the game is more Crapsaccharine than Saccharine due to the setting and nature of the game, it still is quite lighthearted. Hades on the other hand, is the God of Evil who seeks to destroy humanity to harvest their souls for his own greed. Laughably Evil moments aside, Hades is one of the more darker villains of the game.
Villain Ball: He keeps trying to get Pit killed even when he's siding with him during the Aurum invasion.
Villainous Breakdown: During his final battle with Pit. It's subtle, but it's there. At the beginning of the battle, he's his usual self. But as the fight wears on, he begins to lose more and more of his cool, which all comes to a head when Medusa attacks him, where he pretty much snaps and drops the Faux Affably Evil part altogether.
Walking Spoiler: To such an extent that literally every single entry on the page was whited-out before advanced warning was given. In spite of being the villain for 64% of the game, nothing in promotional material prior to the game's release or even prior to his debut in the game itself indicated he even existed!
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.
Your Soul Is Mine: His soul motivation. The only purpose he has for starting a war and sending the Underworld Army to massacre everyone is to amass a large collection of souls. (That, and according to Hades they taste delicious.)
Twinbellows the Ferocious
A devil dog with two heads. Its body is wrapped in fire and spits out bullets of magma energy.
Attack! Attack! Attack!: His strategy in the original Kid Icarus is to fire projectiles and advance (and occasionally jump). With enough Centurions, Pit can theoretically take him out before he reaches the other side of the room.
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.
Affably Evil: They're a kind bunch of dragons. One in particular (the violet middle head) is very polite to Pit, even when he's trying to eat him. There's also one of the possible death quotes at the end of chapter 3:
Ascended Extra: In the original game, he was just a snake that lived in Medusa's hair. Uprising reveals that he's the god of death, and a shapeshifter.
Battle Aura: In Chapter 14, he takes on Phosphora in the form of a "glow dragon"; unlike his other forms, it's a dragon-shaped aura that he uses to defend and attack rather than a complete transformation. Thanatos's true form is clearly visible in the dragon's head.
Beware the Silly Ones: Though hammy and comedic, he's far from harmless. Case in point in Thanatos Rising where he effortlessly defeats a human army and takes control of one of their Trojan Horse Tanks, and almost manages to defeat Pit soon after.
Brilliant but Lazy: He is a very effective fighter, and is Medusa's second-in-command, but his lazy and rather carefree nature gets in the way of his job (i.e. sending Reaper subordinates while relaxing in the Sea-floor Palace.)
The Disembodied: Amazon Pandora's idol states that she was one of the Underworld's greatest warriors, but had an accident that cost her her body, forcing Pandora to take the form of a pure manifestation of her will.
Recurring Boss You fight with her twice in Uprising with Pit and one more time as Dark Pit in both forms.
Sanity Strengthening: Discussed by her at the start of Chapter 5's ground section, where she claims she is now trying to have a more balanced mentality. Her idol states that while she sounds jaded, it's just an act.
"Ah, Palutena's little messenger boy. And Magnus, it's always a pleasure!"
A warlord who is aligned with Medusa. In the past, she was a childhood friend of Magnus, and the two fought monsters together as part of the same mercenary group.
All There in the Manual: According to her Idol, she volunteered to spy on the Underworld Army, but was captured and forced to wear the cursed armor of a dark lord, making her into nothing more than a slave to the very evil she had fought against.
But then it seems she has gained complete control over the cursed armor when you fight her and Magnus, complete with a total removal of the distorted, evil voice. It appears that Pit and Magnus quite literally beat the curse out of her or that Dyntos just made her a new set.
Lightning Bruiser: Is quite fast, despite the heavy armor, and is strong enough to send Magnus and Pit flying with a spin of the cape.
Meaningful Name/Foreshadowing: Her name is another word for "Prison" and an alternate spelling of the word "Jail", hinting at her being imprisoned in the armor. It also spells gal if you take out the o.
Samus is a Girl: Her real face even looks like Samus's! It's even more fitting considering she's inside a set of armor.
Interestingly, in-universe, Pit seems to only be surprised that she was human.
Use Your Head: An effective tactic when you have a helmet with horns on it.
Voice of the Legion: Has this when first seen. Subverted by her second appearance as it was a voice syntheiser to disguise that she was a woman. Her voice is more feminine, but still slightly distorted.
The Great Reaper
Leader of the Reapers and the boss of the Reaper's Fortress, The Great Reaper apparently sends its subordinates to collect the souls of the humans fighting in the war.
Attack Its Weak Point: His head and toes, and more obviously, the crack in his skull during the last leg of the fight.
Dub Name Change: From the considerably less threatening "Big Reaper" in the Japanese version.
Villains Out Shopping: His idol states that in his free time, he actually shinks himself to normal size to take strolls in his fortress. When he is first seen, he actually looks like a regular reaper, then grows to his giant size after noticing Pit.
Your Soul Is Mine: He was an elder Reaper that gained his power by eating a large amount of souls.
The Underworld Gatekeeper
A powerful robotic member of The underworld forces, that, true to its name, guards the entrance to the Underworld.
These enemies place a spell on Pit to turn him into an eggplant.
Ascended Extra: Was just another Underworld Enemy in the original. Due to his legendary annoying ability, he not only landed a main cast role in Captain N: The Game Master (unlike Medusa, who was only in one episode as a Mook), but also made it to the front cover Of Myths And Monsters.
Demoted to Extra: in Uprising he's back to being just an Elite Mook, only now with his eggplant attacks considerably nerfed. He still manages to gain some commercial representation through the trailers, however.
Black Magic: Laugh all you want, but being turned into an Eggplant is still considered a Curse.
Nerf: His infamous spell is a bit less dangerous in Uprising, as it simply wears off after a while rather than forcing Pit to frantically run to a hospital. Justified, though, as Palutena is watching over Pit and uses her powers to shorten the time Pit is an eggplant.
But to sort of counter this loss, the spell now acts like a grenade, turning Pit into an eggplant if caught in the radius and also doubling as a sort of pseudo-Poison effect.
Reapers and Reapettes
Skeletal members of the Underworld that lead souls of the dead to their resting place. They are easily excitable and summon small versions of themselves, called Reapettes, when an opponent is spotted.
Slouch of Villainy: When not chasing angels-turned-tempura, he casts spells while reclining on a rice bowl.
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Subverted. It looks like he'd be one to the Eggplant Wizard, but is in fact quite a bit worse: being turned into a tempura tires you out instantly upon trying to run, and letting him catch and eat you is a One-Hit Kill.
To Serve Man: In a fashion; he turns his victims into shrimp tempura before eating, and Pit isn't entirely human to begin with. That doesn't necessarily mean he hasn't done this with humans before, though.
Affably Evil: Should one watch what they do before shooting them, they can be pretty amusing (i.e. being tossed about by wind, swimming in the Ocean, watching characters fight, riding on Monoliths, being hit by things and shot at, and doing Interface Screw.)
"Good riddance, human scum! The world's better off without you!"
As the title implies, she's the proclaimed Goddess of Nature. Desires the obliteration of mankind for their numerous offenses against nature, and proceeds to act upon it once they impulsively start an international war over Hades' rumors about the Wish Seed.
A-Cup Angst: Implied by this exchange between her and Palutena in Ch 22 after Pandora reveals her true form.
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.
Enemy Mine: Viridi partners up with Palutena and Hades to fight the Aurum invasion. She also helps Pit out during the Chaos Kin arc, filling in for Palutena.
Even Evil Has Standards: She's outright appalled when she realizes just how many souls it takes to make an army of Underworld monsters, even though those souls are those of the humans she so despises. Also, despite being a firm believer in Humans Are Bastards, she nonetheless makes it clear that she sees humans as the Lesser of Two Evils compared to the Underworld Army.
Expy: Of the greek goddess of harvest/nature Demeter especially since she cannot stand Hades and how if she doesn't get her way, she won't hesitate to destroy humanity.
Friendly Enemy: Insults and sarcastic remarks aside, she and Pit get along pretty well when they're working together, especially in their random conversations.
Gaia's Vengeance: Played viciously straight through the use of her Reset Bombs, which are tailor-made to kill humans and destroy their cities, while leaving natural habitats and wildlife alone, and then expanding into twisted forests.
Garden Garment: Her clothing seems mostly made out of flowers and other natural materials. Fitting given her status as "Goddess of Nature".
Good Is Not Nice: Though she gradually warms up to Pit and helps him on several occasions, her snarky and bratty attitude combined with her volatile temper makes getting along with her a bit of a chore to say the least.
Jerkass Has a Point: Played with. Both Pit and Palutena agree that she has valid points about humans, but they both insist that her actions are completely wrong.
Karma Houdini: She's the only Goddess that Pit doesn't fight, most likely because she looks like a child. You fight her servants instead, as well as destroying the base where she makes the Reset Bombs. While she eventually warms up and becomes friendlier to Pit, she never apologizes or is punished for killing off a considerable amount of the human population.
Kill All Humans: Viridi believes mankind to be a blight that will ultimately destroy the world, and to save nature, she must bomb them all to hell.
Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed. While her actions in her debut chapter are taken more seriously than normal, they are counterbalanced by her more quirky traits. And as she undergoes Character Development, the trope ends up averted.
Knight Templar: Towards the earth, justifing her actions by saying that she must exterminate the humans to save the earth from further damage.
Little Miss Badass: The Goddess of Nature and the leader of the Forces of Nature is no more physically imposing than your average eight year old.
Meaningful Name: "Viridi" came from the word viridis which means either green, young, fresh, lively or youthful. Considering she's the Goddess of Nature with a young appearance, you would think that it would be her Japanese name as well. It isn't, her Japanese name is "Naturé" which is, well... Take a wild guess.
Mission Control: During the Chaos Kin arc. After you beat the game, you can choose to switch between her and Palutena.
Morality Pet: Pit becomes one to her. The only explanation as to why she's never punished for her crimes is that she's developed a soft spot for him.
No, You/Can't Take Criticism: 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. Later, in chapter 22, when Dark Pit tells her that she and the other gods are just as responsible for disrupting the balance as Hades is, Viridi is just pissed that a "little nothing" like him would dare to speak to her like that, contrasting Palutena, who actually admits that Dark Pit isn't entirely wrong.
Not Me This Time: Does this with the Aurum, pointing out to Pit she had nothing to do with them.
OOC Is Serious Business/Pet the Dog: In Chapter 19, after the Chariot Master dies in his fight with Pit, Viridi comforts Pit by telling him that the Chariot Master was an honorable warrior and Pit should not let his death be in vain. It's one of the rare moments where Viridi stops being a Jerkass.
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.
"Why on earth would I be attacking? I'm far too busy... defending, my dear."
An ally of Viridi. He is the commander of the Lunar Sanctum.
Affably Evil/Punch Clock Villain: He's very polite to Pit and Palutena, only fighting them to defend Viridi's property. He even considers teaming up with Palutena against Hades, refusing only on the grounds of his loyalty to Viridi.
"It's just one fight after another! Today is not my day."
Another ally of Viridi. She specializes in lightning-based attacks.
Affably Evil/Punch Clock Villain: Really only considered to be "evil" due to her association with Viridi. She's actually quite nice and even flirts with Pit a little, which is further demonstrated by her assisting Pit with the Lightning Chariot after the Forces of Nature's Heel-Face Turn.
Anti-Villain: Type IV given that like Arlon, the only reason Pit attacks her is because she's on Viridi's side.
Badass Adorable: Much like Pit, she's cute and friendly. But that doesn't mean she can't kick ass. She manages to beat Thanatos in a straight-on fight and despite being wounded and weakened, she manages to put up a decent fight against Pit. In fact, it's implied that the only reason Pit won was because she was weak from her fight with Thanatos and had she been at full power, Pit probably wouldn't have stood a chance.
Beware the Niceand Silly Ones: One minute, she's talking and flirting with you like she's your best friend. The next minute, she's frying you alive with lightning bolts.
Blood Knight: A milder and much more tame variation. When Pit begins his rally cry, Phosphora fires a few bolts of lightning at him, interrupting his rally cry and telling him to just skip to the main act.
Distaff Counterpart: To some extent she's a counterpart to Pit, but for the Forces of Nature. Both are the Number Two to their respective goddesses, both are the strongest commanders in their armies, and both are capable of taking on gods.
Meaningful Name: Unlike Viridi, whose Japanese name has less creative input to it, Phosphora's name in both English and Japanese has more to it than one might think. Her English name came from phosphorus, which means "light-bringer" while her Japanese name, "Eleca," seems to be a combination of Electra, a mythological nymph, and Erica, a type of flower. Eleca (and even more so Electra) also sounds similar to "electric."
Not Quite Dead: Ch 20 reveals she survived her fight with Pit in Ch. 14, helping him alongside Viridi.
A race of aliens that steal constellations from the heavens to sell. Unfortunately, they were caught up in the war due to having mistakingly taken the three Sacred Treasures which were hidden in one of them.
Arm Cannon/BFG: Space Pirate Commandos and Sniper Pirates, their guns take up their entire fore-arms.
Badass Normal: Unlike other enemies in the game, the space pirates have no real powers of their own, but are willing and able to punch the living daylights out of you, snipe you, and blow you up with rocket lauchers. They can even take down underworld goons if you allow them to (some of the best examples being two snipers that are able to kill a Clubberskull, as well as a lone Commando squaring off against a Snowman).
Cold Sniper: Space Pirate Snipers, whose shooting animation is rather identical to the archetypical sniper.
Third Eye: Snipers have these to make up for sight lost when in their sniping position.
Too Dumb to Live: Subverted with Snipers, some don't seem to realize you need to be hidden from sight, and/or out of reach for sniping to work. Some however, like the two that fight the Clubberskull, at least try to stay out of their opponents reach by standing on higher platforms, the key word being "try".
Early on in the stage, there is an explosive barrel in a corridor. Naturally, the first space pirate runs right to it and starts attacking Pit from that spot.
Villains Out Shopping: The pirates have a hotspring on board their ship; when you come across it, a Commando is chilling out there.
Space Pirate Captain
The Leader of the Space Pirates, the Captain pilots his starship with his crew, stealing stars that make constellations in the Galactic Sea. He keeps the Three Sacred Treasures with him after stealing the constellation the were hidden on.
Bad Boss: He is weaker than his subordinates, and somehow managed to take charge through sheer bossiness. Thus, he is not very popular amongst the crew.
Red Alert: While working your way through his ship, he can be heard in the background, shouting in alien tongues, probably giving orders to his crew on how to face the threat of both Pit and the Underworld Army.
A copy of Palutena brought about by Dyntos, she considers herself beautiful, even when you reveal her comically disgusting face.
Boss Banter: While most bosses avert being annoying by having pre-scripted dialogue, Pseudo Palutena will proceed to rattle off the same obnoxious and loud quotes and screeches throughout the whole battle. This is most likely intentionally annoying, given the rest of the game avoiding it.
Dirty Coward: It hides behind Palutena when it shows itself during the first battle (provoking Pit to outright call it one), it sends an army of enemies to do its dirty work, and it tries to escape when finally cornered and exhausted in Chapter 21. The only thing stopping it is a quick forcefield Viridi sets up around the arena.
Dub Name Change: It was known as the "Envoy of Chaos" in the Japanese version.
Eldritch Abomination: It is locked away for its vileness, it resembles an incredibly grotesque mix of a moth, a spider, a scorpion, and a cockroach, and it eats souls, including the soul of a goddess. Its realm, the Chaos Vortex is bizarre, to say the least.
Fate Worse Than Death: It is still alive as a pile of ash, and could only be revived by possessing Dark Pit. Fortunately, Pit was able to save him, leaving the Chaos Kin trapped inside the Chaos Vortex for all eternity.
Fragile Speedster: It's a speedy demon that can throw many quick attacks at you, but it can't take that many hits in comparison, as it has fairly low health in its boss fight.
Generic Doomsday Villain: The Chaos Kin's idol description outright states that it is a mindless creature who possesses nothing but the desire to cause destruction.
Kick the Dog: Leaves Pit stranded in an inanimate object for three whole years, kidnaps and brainwashes his goddess while doing so, proceeds to mock the very things he was raised to believe in right from the same mouth of said goddess, steals Palutena's soul when Pit frees her from his control, and finally tries to possess Dark Pit in a last ditch effort to revive itself and make Pit suffer. Its whole life is basically one long string of this.
Knight of Cerebus: While Hades is cruel and callous, he is at least, enjoyable and entertaining. The Chaos Kin and its actions are taken much more seriously.
Made of Iron: Even despite looking like an oversized bug and having low health in its boss battle, it is pretty resilient. It survived a beating from Pit, taking several more hits after being shot down in the Chaos Vortex, then still had enough energy to conjure up thirteen waves of monsters. Afterwards, it had another boss battle with Pit, but then survives being turned into ash and still made one last attempt to revive itself before it was too late for it. According to its Idol description, it's still alive, just trapped in the Chaos Vortex.
Mook Maker: To an insane degree. Notably, it creates copies of Aurum enemies that were already copies of the Forces of Nature. Pit and Viridi note this redundancy.
Near Villain Victory: In the three years between chapters 17 and 18, its not only completely taken over Sky World and its forces, but has done more damage to the human world than even Hades, even managing to temporarily turn Magnus against Pit.
Recurring Boss: It's the primary target in Chapter 20's fight despite Palutena being the aggressor, you engage it in aerial combat for the second half of Chapter 21's Air Battle segment, and finally you get a formal boss battle against it at the end of 21.
Sealed Evil in a Can: It was sealed inside the Lunar Sanctum. The green glow escaping at the end of Chapter 13 is actually the Chaos Kin. The idol of its ash form reveals that after its bout with Pit it's now contained in the Chaos Vortex in its weakened state.
Tactical Suicide Boss: The first time you fight it, it will sometimes wrap itself around Palutena. If it just hung on to Palutena the whole time, it would've been impossible to defeat it. And then the second time you fight it, it will sometimes try to close in on you for a melee attack, but can be foiled by an electro trap.
Taking You with Me: Once Pit exorcises it from Palutena, it decides to have the last laugh by stealing her soul. And it does it again by trying to take Dark Pit down with it once the two manage to get Palutena's soul back, albeit this time in an attempt to revive itself later.
Vile Villain Saccharine Game: Unlike the rest of the characters in this game, the Chaos Kin itself is completely silent on its own and not over the top like the others, its actions are taken far more seriously, and has nearly destroyed the world in three years. It's just as vile as Hades, but at least he provides entertainment with his villainy.
The Voiceless: It can't speak on its own. But it can speak when possessing others, and when its possessing Palutena, it is very vocal, and not in a good way.