This was originally going to be a 3D Kirby gameOne of the prototypes for Kirby's Return to Dream Land attempted such a thing, but didn't come through in the end. But since Sakurai made Kirby, he wanted to try to use this prototype to work with it, but later ended up going with Kid Icarus instead.
The Aurum Have No "True" FormThey can not exist without some other life forms to base their appearances after. All of the "original" Aurum troops you see are just copies of local residents from planets they've invaded prior to Earth.
Dark Pit was formed from a Dark MirrorIn the trailer, he is shown in a purple room consisted up of glass, presumably, mirrors. Perhaps the mirror was an evil magical device set up by Medusa in order to create an evil clone of Pit, like in another well-known Nintendo franchise. Somewhere along the way, Dark Pit decided to have his own purposes and turned neutral.
By defeating Medusa in the first game, Pit released her again.While there's not much to go by, Pit defeating Medusa in the first time may not have killed her, she was trapped in a Gorgon Statue for most of the game, so in defeating her, Pit didn't stop her, he released her and she ended up being at full power many years later.
Meta Knight will be an alternate playable character in Kid Icarus: UprisingIt would be Crazy Awesome. And there are several reasons this might happen. Sakurai, the creator of Kirby, Meta Knight's series, and Super Smash Bros., where Meta Knight is featured prominently in the story mode of Brawl. Meta Knight would be able to take part in the flying missions because his cape turns into a pair of wings. As for weapons, he already has a sword that could shoot out beams, which was one of Pit's new weapons. Meta Knight could probably master any of the other weapons that Pit can use.
Samus will be a secret characterSamus already has a range-heavy fighting style, and the dash maneuver in Uprising looks strikingly similar to the sense-move from Other M. Flight could be handled by space jumping repeatedly. The game already has komaytos and star pirates, so a Samus appearance would fit right in.
Medusa will turn back into a giant cyclops.We are now used to seeing Ganondorf as a human for most of the game before facing a variation of his iconic giant-pig-monster self during the final battle. The same thing will happen with Medusa in Uprising and subsequent games. It will only be a matter of time before the Ganondusa shipping community is born and every combination of forms gets tested.
Magnus is based off of Hercules, or Hercules or someone based off of him will appear in Uprising or a subsequent gameHe's one of the most famous figures of Classical Mythology, so it would not be surprising for him to make a appearance in some way, maybe with a different name.
Magnus will eventually side with MedusaThe game mentions that he's in it for the money, and Medusa certainly has resources to spare. The question is, will Pit have to fight him, or will Palutena make a counter offer?
There are more enemy forces other than the Underworld Army.There is already the Star Pirates and Dark Pit, so there could be more forces that are unaffiliated with Underworld Army.
There is a Bigger Bad greater than Medusa.Whomever it is, might have used her and her forces as a distraction in order to hide their own objectives.
Palutena created Eggplant Wizard and Tempura Wizard. She hasn't told Pit this.The monsters Palutena creates when she cooks in Palutena's Revolting Dinner bear a close resemblance to everyone's most frightening food-based mages.
Hades is Reaver.Given the similarities in voice and personality, perhaps Reaver made enough deals with the powers of darkness that he became a full-blown evil god?
Dark Pit is the Original Pit.Okay, in the ending of Myth and Monsters, Original!Pit flew too close to the sun and fell. In Uprising, New!Pit (in Uprising and Brawl) seems perfectly fine, wings and personality intact. Original Pit had been burned by the sun, causing him to plunge to the ground and die. Somehow, on the ground, a copy before he was burned was made of him, including all his memories of his battle with Medusa, of the first Kid Icarus, etc. Palutena comes looking for him and instead finds New!Pit. Both are mistaken that our Pit is the true and only Pit, and he's taken back to Skyworld. Meanwhile, Original Pit spends several days in pain, dying, which severely twists his personality. Eventually, he dies and is forgotten. However, in Uprising, there is a mirror called the Mirror of Truth. When New!Pit went in front of it, it reflected the true person that he was a copy of, not only, in a sense, reviving Original!Pit/Dark Pit, who, after his burning wings ordeal, has a much darker personality. Dark Pit thinks that New!Pit has stolen his identity and definitely isn't happy about it — so he seeks his revenge. Or something.
Uprising (and by extension, the original game) is part of the Disgaea multiverse.The No Fourth Wall-ness is kinda reminiscent of the Disgaea games, doncha think?
Palutena is a Time Lady, Pit is her companion, and her staff is her TARDIS.Moreover, Medusa is a renegade Time Lady, plus Hades is The Master.
Gaol and the girl inside the armor are two separate people. 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 then a slave to the very evil she had fought against. The Dark Lord that owned the armor was Gaol, and he possessed the girl. When you defeated him, his control over her was broken. When you fight her again later on, her voice is now clearly feminine.
Dyntos is Zeus from the original Kid Icarus. I mean, how else can one explain the giant boss rush, including Magnus and Gaol appearing, then "Palutena" soon after?
The Space Core's father is Aurum Pyrrhon. They both reunited happily together in the endless reaches of spaaaaaaaaaaace.
Palutena put Pit in the ring to protect him.She realized the Chaos Kin was there and that it was about to win. It was after her, but once it won, it would probably kill Pit because he would be a threat to it; he would never follow what it/Possessed!Palutena had planned. (And he wouldn't come back to life, since in-game he says he only gets revived because Palutena's watching out for him.) So before the Chaos Kin possessed her, she had a chance to do one last thing: she put Pit's consciousness in a ring and flung it to Earth. This way, Pit's body would still be kept alive. Even though it might be forced to harm humans, there was still the chance that he could regain control of it and defeat the Chaos Kin. She chose a ring because it would be the most likely object to be picked up and worn and kept safe, thereby making it easier for Pit to go in search of his body. He heard her say something about the Chaos Kin before she did this, which is why he has the name in his head when he "awakens" as a ring.
Viridi has some hidden feelings for Pit.This might actually explain why Viridi keeps helping Pit during the times where he needs it such as when she deployed her troops to help him during the Aurum invasion and ESPECIALLY when she becomes the Mission Control during Palutena's Brainwashed and Crazy state.
The events of The Subspace Emissary are canon.
The little girl that Pit possessed is the ghost of the child that Magnus lost to the Underworld.It's a farfetched theory but here goes. When Pit gets turned into the ring, the first thing we notice is the ring is in the middle of nowhere. The little girl seems out of place in this area given that the town that is attacked by Angel Land is too far for a little girl to run to. When Pit controls the dog, the girl mysteriously disappears. It's not like the dog who is shown to go back to search for food after the ring was dropped. Her idol says she's a girl from the town, but that doesn't make sense given that she's never mentioned again or didn't speak at all by that matter. To make matters worse, the town is in ruins. There is nowhere to run and someone like her wouldn't last long anyway. This makes this troper think that the girl appeared to give Pit a taste of what he can do with the ring, lead him to someone that was faster on feet and then look for someone he can recognize. That's only the first portion. The second portion is she is the child that Magnus during the battle of the Underworld. You don't know much about Magnus, but Palutena only brings this up once. Magnus won't tell Pit anything and given he only shows up in three chapters, the player doesn't know much. However, it wouldn't be hard to assume that the reason for Magnus being a mercenary is related to the loss of said child that he knew. Given that the girl and Magnus are in the same chapter, it wouldn't hurt to assume that the game was trying to pass a hint toward it, and if the little girl is indeed a ghost that Pit can control, then she would know that Pit knew Magnus and that Pit would need all the help he could get.
Medusa was partially right about Palutena.
Following the above theory, Medusa is actually more sympathetic then she lets on...Not trying to turn Medusa into a Draco in Leather Pants, but this troper would like to think that she's a Broken Bird type of character with these reasons.
Despite Palutena's claim, Dark Pit's soul is either equally pure as Pit or even more pure.This idea stems from the fact concerning Pit and his dark side. So if Pit is the definition of Incorruptible Pure Pureness in the KIU universe, then that means that Pittoo also has the same pure traits but more subdued. For one thing, Dark Pit is neutral at best instead of being pure evil like the other Nintendo hero counterparts (which shows that despite being heroes, their dark side shows that there is indeed evil in their hearts, in contrast to Pit, who knows no evil and can only manifest someone that is neutral at best. The main point though of this WMG is that according to the Chaos Kin ash idol, it says that only by eating Dark Pit's soul can it be brought back to life at full health. Now, according to Viridi, the Chaos Kin would only prey on the souls of pure-hearted people, hence why it tried to eat Palutena's soul for three years but to no avail until Pit forced it out of her. Now, it could have went after Palutena again or Pit given that they had their guard down, but it went after Dark Pit, who turned to leave. Why? Because apparently, Dark Pit's soul was pure enough to revive the Chaos Kin despite being a manifestation of the darkness in Pit's heart. This might mean that Dark Is Not Evil in the purest of forms.
Pit isn't actually an angel—he's part chicken.According to the folks over at GameFAQs, Pit is indeed part-chicken. Think of all the chicken references in the game that compare Pit with a chicken. And can chickens fly? Just barely.
The Chariot Master is actually a Space Pirate.The Chariot Master appears to be made of a plasma-like substance, just like the Space Pirates, whose idol states they are actually energy beings. He also flies through outer space, and he mentions his master dying, which is a definite connection. My guess is that, either during the initial raid on the Space Pirates' ship or when Palutena went crazy over the three intervening years, most of the Space Pirates (save at least one) ended up being killed.
Hades wasn't always evil.Another farfetched theory that is similar to the Medusa theory above combined with the knowledge of Greek Mythology. Even though Hades is evil, it's very easy to forget given that he's Laughably Evil. However, there are some hints that he wasn't always insane.
The reason for Pyrrhon's betrayal... This is another theory that might give some insight on Pyrrhon's character in the game based on some of the dialogue. This troper thinks that the reason that Pyrrhon turned on the others is because he wants respect from the Gods and Goddesses.
Poseidon will turn out to be a Chekhov's Gunman in the sequel
The Big Bad of the next game will be either Zeus or Poseidon
The Exo-Tank, Aether Ring, and hearts were not Aurum copies.Everything else the Aurum copied had an Aurum-like appearance. Even if Hades didn't flat-out state that the Mimicuties were his, this would a dead giveaway. Now, on to the hearts, Exo-Tank, and Aether Ring. Palutena says she didn't put them there, and Hades definitely didn't do it. Viridi, on the other hand, never says that she didn't put them there. She only says that they're probably Aurum copies, and that she "can't say for sure". Taking into account that conversation about Viridi's "soft spot" for Pit in Chapter 16, and how helpful she was to him throughout the Aurum invasion, it wouldn't be a stretch to assume that she put the vehicles and hearts there for him.
Humans are unable to shoot beams and/or lasers from their weapons.When Pit takes control of Magnus, he is unable to have ranged attacks in that state, yet can shoot from afar when using Magnus's club as himself. Perhaps mythical beings and monsters just have the ability to garner energy to shoot, while humans typically lack the skill.
Pit has a crush on PalutenaAside from his Undying Loyalty, there's also his Sanity Slippage where when he imitates Palutena he says "you're too handsome to lose." Seems like he has a crush on her to me.
Pit is actually Frank WestThink about, both of them can use almost anything as an effective weapon, they both consume regular foodstuffs to regain health, they both fight massive undead armies, and they both love snarking.
The Chaos Kin's ash form is its true formThe Chaos Kin's bug-like appearance was actually its previous host. Had it succeeded in possessing Dark Pit, it would've looked like him instead of reverting to its previous form.
Palutena wears black pantiesI know, I know, this is silly. But if you look from the right angle at her idol, when she performs her animation, her dress sways and you can clearly see black in there between the legs. Black panties.
There will be two sequels, and Pit will become King of the GodsNo, really. Bear with me here. So, we know from Dark Pit that there's a way to absorb the powers of fallen gods. We know Virdi hates humans as much as she ever did, the Aurum are only going away for as long as Pyrrhon can keep pushing them, and the Realm of Chaos still exists and we don't know anything about what, if anything, its remaining inhabitants are capable of (assuming the Chaos Kin wasn't alone in there). And there were hints that Palutena has a dark side and/or wasn't always the kind, if trollish, goddess she is in the game. Here's my theory: Sequel 1 has Pit defeat Viridi for good, but only after learning the power stealing trick from Dark Pit. He uses it to guarantee that even if she resurrects, she won't have the power to threaten humans again (or alternately that she will live, but as a mortal/angel/lesser goddess until she learns to respect human life). The Aurum and/or creatures from the Realm of Chaos serve as secondary antagonists to keep things interesting, but the Underworld Army is still recovering, so the game focuses on the Forces of Nature and other villains. In Sequel 2, Palutena turns on mankind and/or becomes The Dragon to Zeus or some other anti-human "true ruler of Skyworld". Pit, while torn between his old duty of defending humans and his loyalty to Palutena, ultimately decides to fight her and her master (if there is one) and claim their powers as well. However, this time he definitely manages to keep Palutena alive as a mortal or angel (regardless of whether he did that to Viridi), neutralizing her threat but allowing her to reform because he believes that she can (and because, let's face it, killing Palutena after working with her for two games is way too much of a Downer Ending for this series). Along the way, Pit also has to deal with a resurrected Hades, whose power he also takes so that there won't be a third fight. If the Aurum aren't permanently dealt with in the previous game, he has to take out their leader. The Realm of Chaos may also need to be sealed or destroyed; again, this depends on what the first sequel did with it. Poseidon, Pyrrhon, and any other unaffiliated gods could serve as level bosses, allies, or both, but if they have to be killed Pit will take their powers as well. After all that, Pit ends up as the most powerful being in all creation, using his gathered powers and those of any surviving gods to keep the world in balance and guide humanity to a Golden Age.
Zeus is dead, the Chariot Master was his servant, and Phosphora is his replacement. The Chariot Master mentions being the last surviving servant of some dead master. His Lightning Chariot is clearly of divine origin, and his tower contains other vehicles of the gods despite being in a place none of the gods we've seen knew about before Pit chased him to it. Zeus is traditionally depicted as a thunder god, and he's probably powerful enough to hide a place like the Chariot Master's tower from other gods. As for the "Phosphora" part of the theory, consider this: Phosphora is a lightning goddess, but she acts a lot younger that the other gods, wasn't the owner of Thunder Cloud Temple even though it's definitely the old home of someone like her, and has no apparent connection to the Lightning Chariot but can take care of it while Pit isn't using it. She's also the only god or goddess to share a power with a "real" deity without having any apparent similarities to them (even Viridi calls her Forces of Nature "children" and seems more like an overprotective mother of the Earth than a naturally destructive force, despite looking nothing like the traditionally matronly Gaia.) It would explain a lot if she was a replacement for Zeus, filling the "Lightning God" spot in the pantheon with him somehow permanently destroyed.
Zeus' death is why things get out of control in Uprising.Going off the above theory: Zeus is supposed to the king of the gods, which would leave things like maintaining the celestial balance to him. However, he's nowhere to been seen while the humans war with the Underworld and each other, Medusa deploys her army against Earth and even Skyworld, Viridi massacres humans, the Aurum attempt to "harvest" the Earth, Palutena falls under the control of the Chaos Kin and also starts massacring humans, and Hades eats a lot of souls and twists others into monsters and fake gods. Since he should also be the strongest living god (and thus almost impossible to imprison, especially given that none of the game's factions are allied except for temporary truces during battles with otherworldly foes and they're all apparently using their full power against each other), it's looking pretty likely that he's gone.
The Aurum are alien computer programs.Consider the following: they appear to be inorganic, the symbol of any Aurum idol appears to be pixels, the Aurum troops themselves have flashing squares on them. Also when Pyrrhon tries to take control them but fails, he speaks in a robotic monotone and uses binary.
Pit is schizophrenic.Pit has a habit of praising and talking to himself. Even though in chapter 23, Pit going insane and talking to himself was played for laughs, one has to wonder if all the events that occurred in the game made him develop this disorder or if was there in the first place.
Pit went to the Chariot Master's Tower at the end of the game.As we all know, Pit flew into space during the end credits. Where did he go? According to the Lightning Chariot Base's idol, it's a realm that exists in the silence of the sky's end. The Chariot Master's dying words were "I'm trusting you with Phos and Lux. And the future of this realm." The Chariot Master entrusted Pit with not only Phos and Lux, but also that realm. Now that the war is over, Pit will honor the Chariot Master's request and take care of the tower for him.
Pyrrhon isn't a god, and he never used to be evil.Pyrrhon, like Pit working for Palutena, used to work for the original sun god, who was his master. But somehow, his master died. Pyrrhon's loyalty, along with the trauma on perhaps witnessing this, made him lose his sanity. He tried to do his master's work by replacing him and referring to himself as the sun god, as his idol says he's self-proclaimed and Viridi says 'that's what he calls himself anyway.' The other gods couldn't see Pyrrhon as a competent god and treated him with disdain and disrespect. This, coupled with his insanity, made him resent the other gods. So he wanted to find a way to have revenge on all of them, and make them respect him. Even if it meant losing himself completely. He got his wish when he merged himself with the Aurum Brain, but he lost his mind, talking in binary. He was unaware of what was actually going on at the time, but his mind was put in lockdown while his body was being controlled. When Pit defeated him, the physical strain of merging with the Aurum and being severely injured in the battle with Pit was fatal. Pyrrhon, also regaining his sanity in the process, realized he was dying and decided to put things right before his demise. This is why he pushes the Aurum to the other end of the galaxy with the hopes that he'll get to be reunited with his master when he dies.
Pyrrhon planned everything that happened in the game.He's implied to be very well-versed in prophecies, more so than the the other (demi-)gods. So why were they so quick to treat him like a fool? Easy: because that's exactly what he wanted. In order to keep the prophecies on track, he planted the desire for world conquest in Hades, framed humans for a few forest fires (or helped speed along a few that had already been started) to tick off Viridi, etc. It's hard to suspect someone whose head you believe is full of nothing but hot air of deceit, as he proved in-game when he tried to take over the Aurum Brain. Now, what if the entire point of the game wasn't stopping Hades, and to a lesser extent Viridi, but rather saving the entire universe from the planet-eating Aurum swarm? He knew that they would come to Skyworld eventually, and had to get all three sides prepared to fight them. Maybe the book he referred to even outright stated, in detail, the combatants in the war that would draw the Aurum. Finally, what if his possession really served to let him, in fact, weaken the Aurum that crucial bit more? The rest of the plot of stopping Hades, who might have ended up messing with souls even without Pyrrhon's influence, would just be a bonus.
Dark Lord Gaol didn't survive Chapter 2, and Magnus died during the Chaos Kin ArcPit had already felt guilty about severely hurting a regular human who was forced into the armour. Palutena pacified him by telling him that it seemed like she was holding on. However, despite Palutena telling him that, Gaol did not survive. Magnus probably tried to get her medical help but she died in his arms. He had lost who could have possibly been his only friend since the loss of his family. Three years later, Magnus was torn apart by guilt on allowing it to happen. He had gone to stop what he thought was Pit. He acted confident in the faces of others, but secretly wanted to die and hoped that he would be killed. However, he put that ring on and Pit controlled him. He knew the truth. So he decided to do one last thing before he died himself, hence why he said to Pit 'be careful with my body, I'm going to need it later.' When he helped Pit get back to his body, satisfied, he committed suicide. But the story doesn't end there. His connection with Gaol, his brief body-sharing with Pit, and his strength as a human impressed Lord Dyntos, who reunited him and Gaol in the City of Souls and brought them to his workshop before anything could happen to their souls thanks to Hades. He used them to test Pit and was impressed at how well they held themselves against the angel. So he kept the two of them with him. He's now training them to be new officers for him, believing them better than just making them go into the afterlife, reincarnating them, or letting Hades have them.
Dyntos didn't summon Magnus and Gaol to fight Pit in the Three TrialsEverything else in that chapter is outright stated to have been created by Dyntos. If he can make copies that are that close to their originals, why would he go to all the work of calling them there?
If there is ever a sequel, it will kick off where this one ended.The characters ultimately figure that only Hades would benefit from the on-going war, but that isn't true. While Hades was doing his thing and furthering his own goals, Ares, the God of War, was benefiting from the war too. Ares decides to lay low and just enjoy the fact that everything was going his way, but then steps in when Hades can no longer carry on the war.
Angelic weapons cannot hurt humans.On several occasions, Pit is fighting with one or more humans in the vicinity: Magnus and the human army in Chapter 2 and the human soldiers trapped in the Reset Bomb Forest in chapter 11. Gaol is non-fatally knocked out at the end of chapter 2, as if Pit's shots and blows only affected the armor and not her. The soldiers show no adverse effect from the attacks that sever the vines which hold them. The Chaos Kin used a weapon it made itself, so it could kill humans and attack Magnus in Pit's body, and in chapter 24 Dyntos enchanted either Pit's weapon or Magnus' body so that the two could fight.
Gaol is the mother of Magnus's now-deceased child.We know the two were previously acquainted, and with no real details on Magnus's family, it seems plausible.
Pit will become a God in the next game (If there is one)Similar to the above WMG of Pit going against all Gods, which seems unlikely considering his devotion for Palutena and him befriending Viridi, I imagine a more logical approach that is more fitting to the series's mood. To sum it, there seems to be three main realms, Heaven or Skyworld, Hell or Underworld, and the human world, Earth. Palutena rules over the first and Hades over the second. However, there is no Earth God, as Viridi is nature alone. So while Palutena does take over duties of watching mankind, they have no actual, specific god, so I imagine Pit, the one humans keep seeing saving them, starting to be worshipped by them, and it may be that godhood can be attained by many believing in you like a God, so who would be better to get the title than mister 'I love humanity'? He already owns the Chariot of Lightning, stated to be the chariot of the Gods, and has proven to be powerful enough to defeat most of them without external help. Maybe even meeting some Prometheus expy that wants to give mankind a deity to protect them against God wars, so he acts as the Chessmaster in order to lure Pit into said position.
The Amazing Mirror and the Mirror of Truth are of similar origin.Dark Pit was created by the power of the Mirror of Truth. As was stated before, this isn't an uncommon way for dark counterparts of Nintendo's protagonists to come about, but I find the biggest parallel to be in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. Similar to Dark Pit, Dark Meta Knight was supposed to have been created by the power of the Mirror World, the entrance to which is the Amazing Mirror. Had Pit not shattered the Mirror of Truth, it quite possibly could have operated as a portal as well, replicating monsters by bringing their mirror world counterparts over into the real world (Dark Pit was shown to literally come out of the mirror). Furthermore, not all counterparts originating from the Amazing Mirror are evil, such as Shadow Kirby, just as Dark Pit isn't evil either. At the very least the two mirrors are similar, if not outright sharing the same exact powers.
Thanatos was actually directly working under Hades all along, not Medusa.Hades mentions that Thanatos does have special privelages, and gives a lot of attention to him in Chapter 14. Furthermore, of all the minions Pit defeated in the Medusa arc, Thanatos is the only one Hades revived. During Chapter 7, the fact that Thanatos is Medusa's second in command is commented as odd by both Pit and Palutena. When asked why he doesn't outrank Medusa as the God of Death, Thanatos begins dodging the question and they drop it. It might have been just a joke, but it could also be possible that he really does outrank Medusa, and was dodging it to avoid leading to questions about who he's really working for if not Medusa. They also question why Medusa would make Thanatos her second-in-command at all, which does seem odd for her, yet he's a perfect fit for Hades given their goofy, laid-back natures. Finally, in Chapter 9, he's the only minion Medusa doesn't create a copy of, as if she either doesn't have the authority to do so or is not aware of how to go about "reviving" him.
Palutena's change and the Chaos KinThe question here is why the Chaos Kin put Palutena through a Brainwashed and Crazy campaign against humanity. This troper thinks it was all because of her. The Chaos Kin isn't as primitive as everyone might believe. While it was trying to feed on her soul, Palutena was just too strong for it. To compensate, the Chaos Kin attacked her vulnerabilities. By turning her loyal follower Pit into an empty shell and then using her to kill the humans she felt compassion for, all of it was meant to, figuratively and literally, break her spirit to make it easier for the Chaos Kin to feed. It took three years to tear out her soul, it might have taken as many as ten without more drastic measures.
Orcos from Of Myths and Monsters is Hades.Orcos is a god of death much like Hades. What if the original game was Medusa trying to prove her worth to Orcos, then when she failed, Orcos geared up to attack directly? That storyline resembles how, in this game, Medusa led the Underworld forces against the Overworld, then when she failed, Hades got off his throne.
Tanatos is not Thanatos.In the original, Thanatos was a dragon attached to Medusa's head, with one hit point. In this game, you meet Tanatos at the Seafloor Palace, far from either the Underworld or the Palace in the Sky, and he's a humanoid creature who puts up quite a fight. Then later on, you fight Thanatos (spelled the original way) in a form much like his original form, in the sky, and he goes down quickly again, and probably would've still been easy without the Forces of Nature helping you. He doesn't even speak. And there's no reference to your previous fight with Tanatos.
Palutena was pretending to be a fake.Right at endgame, you face a Boss Rush with modified versions of two past bosses: Dark Lord Gaol is joined by Magnus, and you can go for Palutena directly instead of needing to take out the Chaos Kin controlling her. But the final boss of the boss rush was testing your ability to fight your friends. Palutena was cheating him because she really cared about your future and knew you would never knowingly hurt her, but some of what the "fake" says is still nicer than the real Palutena can be to you.
The Magma TheoryWARNING: This is gonna get wild. Prepare to be spoiled.
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Dark Pit met Viridi while Pit was at the Seafloor Palace. The Chaos Kin was at the time a prisoner of the Space Pirates, then caused the deaths of the little girl's parents after Chapter 9. It made Hades wish for the girl's parents back so she would not want revenge. But then Dark Pit defeated it and took it to Arlon, who was finishing the Lunar Sanctum. Over the next few chapters, the girl found out who was behind her parents' death, swore revenge, and went on a three-year quest for the Ring of Chaos.
Sakurai was personally behind American Kirby Is Hardcore all along.He did direct this game in addition to Kirby, and for this game he left the translation to well-known Western Animation script writers who knew Japanese and were more than capable of Woolseyism. Kirby games hadn't been script-heavy in the first place, and Sakurai presumably decided to see what Western preferences really were and leave at least some localization up to them. The visual effects still retain some of the Trope Namer, for instance Dark Pit easily dispatching the Underworld Gatekeeper rather than barely finishing it off, and Sakurai was the most important person by far both here and in Kirby, so it's easy to see how he could've been the one behind it all.