Trivia / Kid Icarus: Uprising

  • All-Star Cast: In comparison to Nintendo's usual usage of mostly unknown Seattle-based voice actors, Uprising has quite a few recognizable names in LA-based union voice acting, such as Ali Hillis and Cree Summer, as well as Troy Baker.
  • Actor Allusion: In the English version, Viridi is voiced by the same actress as Princess Bubblegum. In the Chaos Vortex level, she asks pit "What time is it?" in the exact same way as in Adventure Time's promo ads.
    • This isn't the first time that Cree Summer has played a character that has a rivalry with the female protagonist.
  • Ascended Fanon:
    • The original had an infamous translation error of spelling "Hydra" as "Hewdraw". Rather than correcting it for future games, the name stuck when the Hydra returned in Uprising, now a Quintessential British Gentleman (or at least one of his heads is).
    • This seems to be all over the place. Thanatos was originally labeled as "Tanatos" in the manual for the first game. They refer to him as this throughout his level, up until he corrects everyone saying he added the H. Because it sounds "Hamaaaaaazing!"note 
    • Strictly speaking, along with "Tanatos", "Palutena" was actually another romanization error made when the original game was released. Her name is really supposed to be "Parthena", but the former spelling has come to be recognized by Nintendo as the official romanization of her name, as evidenced by its use in this game.
  • Casting Gag:
  • Colbert Bump: The game itself could be argued to owe its existence to Pit's unexpected inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as the franchise as a whole hadn't had anything new done with it for 17 years at that time.
  • Defictionalization: Combined with The Wiki Rule, Divinipedia.
  • Fan Nickname:
  • Killer App: Uprising is indisputably one of these for the Nintendo 3DS.
  • Market-Based Title: Was originally named Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami (New Mythology of Light: Palutena's Mirror) in Japan.
  • No Export for You: The complete, sleeved, three disc soundtrack (or even the regular soundtrack, for that matter). Fortunately for those not in Japan, both have been ripped and posted across the internet.
  • The Other Marty: Pit has a different actor (Troy Lund) for the E3 2010 trailer. Based on his agency website, which lists him for the game as well, it seems possible that Nintendo's decision to go with a Los Angeles-based cast (rather than local Seattle talent like they usually do) was a late one. That, or the cast hadn't been finalized and they needed someone for the trailer.
  • Playing Against Type: Hynden Walch as Viridi.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: This isn't the first time Scott Bullock and Ali Hillis played opposing characters.
  • Star-Making Role: Before this game, Antony Del Rio and S. Scott Bullock were known mostly for being additional actors in shows like The Super Hero Squad Show and Danny Phantom.
  • Talking to Himself: Pit and Dark Pit are both voiced by Antony Del Rio. He did such a good job that before the voice cast was released, many people thought that Dark Pit was done by a different actor.
  • What Could Have Been: Sakurai wanted to make a game based on a franchise that Nintendo hadn't used in a while (prompted by a lot of interest from fans of these sleeping franchises), and his other consideration was a Star Fox installment. He decided to go with Kid Icarus as he felt Star Fox was too restricted during gameplay sections whereas Pit offered more flexibility and freedom.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: An exploit was discovered that allowed Miiverse users to post real life images via the AR viewer. After a user uses this to post obscene images, the administrators disabled the ability to post screenshots in the community. So far, no updates have been posted related to this situation.

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