Unfortunately, this was cut from the English release, instead with Palutena confusing Super Smash Bros. for "Super Bash Sisters", insisting it's the right title.
In one trailer, Pit finds an indoor hot spring. In the Japanese trailer, Palutena then says it's okay if Pit takes his clothes off, she won't look. Made even funnier when Pit doesn't believe her. Sadly, the English version just has Palutena question why he goes in the bath with his clothes on and Pit admits that it helps save on laundry.
Made up for in the second chapter of the game when Magnus asks Pit the same question. Pit gives an explanation about how angels should always be ready for action...
In the Japanese version, Pit refuses because he doesn't want Magnus to see his butt. Magnus angrily clarifies that he doesn't want to see THAT.
The game's tutorial video starts out with Pit wondering... about the meaning of the title. Who's this Icarus guy, anyway? Palutena tells him not to worry about it, but he's not quite convinced...
The above may or may not have occured in "Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami"note "New Myth of Light: The Mirror of Palutena"; the exact same title (other than the "New") as the original Japanese Famicom Disk System game., the original Japanese version, the name of which doesn't reference the "Icarus" of Greek Mythology at all.
The Centurians would like to correct you. They are called "Icaros" in Japan.
Throughout the game:
Sometimes Palutena will talk about how the monster situation is getting worse through overly complex words, much to Pit's confusion. She eventually puts it in a way Pit can understand:
Palutena: BIG MONSTERS KILL PIT GRRR!!! Pit: Aaaah, that makes perfect sense, thank you.
If you linger in an area for a while, Palutena or Viridi if you're working with her will comment on the weapon Pit is using. One example has Palutena revealing that Palms use Pit's life force, much to his horror.
Or if you're using the bow Palutena will notice Pit looking unnaturally thoughtful, cue Pit wondering if he can attack the blades of the bow to his feet. Palutena states that that might be awkward, so Pit switches to using a chain to make a pair of nun chucks which Palutena says will cut his hands off.
Pit's Oh Crap face when Palutena asks "Do you remember how long the Power of Flight lasts?"
This awesome conversation:
Palutena: I'm sensing treasure somewhere to your left.
Pit: How do you know that?
Palutena: From the heavens, I can see through your laurel crown to divine your surroundings!
Pit: Really? That's amazing!
Palutena: And that's not all I can see, Pit. I can also see what's in your heart.
While on your way to Dark Lord Gaol's room, Palutena compliments Magnus for being a very strong human. Since Magnus can't exactly hear the duo talk to each other, he tells Pit to tell her that she's been sleeping on the job and that she's letting his world go to hell. Then we get this gem:
Palutena: (completely deadpan) I take it back. This guy's a jerk.
The Three-Headed Hewdraw might look like a really dangerous monster. But once you meet them in the air segment... the three heads end up talking so much that you can barely process what any of them are trying to say.
Also, when Pit flies down to confront the two severed heads and it shows them attacking a town. Sure, it's treated seriously (except for the little comment about how they moved so fast), since they're destroying the town, but the two heads happily bouncing in and out of sight in the town just looks so ridiculous.
To lure out the second Hewdraw head, Palutena douses Pit in monster pheromone, resulting in a massive freakout. Even better is when the head starts hitting on him.
Purple Head: I just want to cuddle you...to death.
Chapter 4: When talking about the Eggplant Wizards, Pit mentions how annoying they were in the first game, and says this gem:
Pit: I was there so much they named the place after me: hosPITal. Get it? (Beat) It's funny! It's okay to laugh!
Palutena: No, it really isn't.
Pit: What's an Exo Tank doing here, anyway?
Pandora: I wanted to get my driver's license. So I whipped up a little parking lot to practice in. But then it hit me. HOW am I supposed to steer without HANDS?!
Thanatos doing the Native American whooping noise out of the blue after Pit contemplates if he's "weird or just dim".
At one point during Thanatos's boss fight, he transforms into a Matryoshka Object. By the time you open all of them up, he's only about the size of Pit's foot, and continues to jump around like the other dolls.
The end of Chapter 9. To summarize, Pit and Palutena have just defeated Medusa once more and the credits begin to roll as they bask in their victory. However, a mysterious voice tells them "Now wait just a second" As the duo ponders who this newcomer is, the credits are torn away and the true master of the underworld, Hades, is revealed. He then mocks Pit, Palutena, and to a lesser extent the player as he talks about how he brought back Medusa and his plans regarding the future of the Underworld
Pit wondering if all gods have angels. Viridi teasingly remarks that she'd like to have one since Pit is Palutena's servant. Pit angrily states he is not just a servant and asks Palutena for the truth. We get this:
Palutena doesn't take kindly to being called "M'am" by Phosphora.
Most of the things that come out of Pyrrhon's mouth are, in addition to being incredibly hammy, very silly:
Pyrrhon: Pyrrhon has a delivery...and the return address is JUSTICE!
The Running Gag of Pit finding Mimicuties in the Aurum base. He freaks out more and more each time it happens while Hades just makes fun of him. And in the next chapter, he casually mentions that he put them there.
When Palutena remarks that Pit eats some questionable things off the ground:
Pit: Floor ice cream gives you health!
When the way into the Aurum Hive is blocked by a nigh-impenetrable shield, Pit suggests heading back and having some pizza instead. Palutena then adds that she might have a coupon somewhere.
Hades: Cheer up, Pit. You've become privy to a side of me no one else has... my insides. And now, you'll be privy to the inside of a privy too! Tootle-LOO!
Better still, Hades dropping some Insane Troll Logic on Pit and his desire to not leave via the end of Hades's digestive tract.
Hades: "Obeying the call of nature is part of the cycle of life. Tell me, Pit, why do you hate life?"
Near the end of the final battle, Medusa punches Hades's head off. That's a bit startling, but what makes it funny is that, instead of using one of the usual little pictures for Hades' reaction, you'll see they actually created a headless picture of him like that to use on the bottom, just for that one moment.
Turning random people into eggplants and tempura in online matches can be absolutely hilarious.
The entire game as a whole feels like it asked Disgaea writers for tips.
Maybe not, but what is true is that the entire script was penned by Sakurai himself.note Translated by Treehouse, obviously. You know what else Sakurai wrote? The Dojo. Explains a lot, doesn't it?
Pit's pure joy whenever you find a hot spring.
Magnus: Apparently someone likes his spa time.
Pit: Who's got two thumbs and loves hot springs? Everyone with two thumbs!
Pit:: Ooh-hoo-hoo! A hot spring! (platform rises) ...hey, where's it going? GET BACK HERE, HOT SPRING!
Palutena: Don't worry, there's stairs to your right.
Pit:I LOVE YOU, HOT SPRING!
The last point is especially aggravating since going straight into the hot spring prevents players from getting a power or weapon across the hot spring unless you take the stairs and...fall back down to the hot spring for some reason.