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** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, EZ Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans EZ Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. The EZ Cannon was also used by Dark Pit in ''Uprising''.

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** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, EZ Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans EZ Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. The EZ Cannon was also used by Dark Pit in ''Uprising''. [[spoiler:Similarly, although the Mirror Shield is present with the Three Sacred Treasures, Pit doesn't actually use it, which mirrors its presence in ''Smash''.]]


Floating through the cloudy skies is the Olympus Coliseum, where Sora, the chosen wielder of the Keyblade, stands in anticipation of his next battle; in the stands are the sole members of the audience, Goofy and Donald Duck. The sound of his friends cheering is interrupted as Sora witnesses an etheral door opening. Within a black void, Pit, captain of the Icarus Army, rushes towards the opening doorway and soars onto the sandy arena. Eager for his new challenger, Pit splits apart the Palutena Bow and twirls their short swords; Sora, meanwhile, grips onto the Kingdom Key, taking a fighting stance.

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Floating through the cloudy skies is the Olympus Coliseum, where Sora, the chosen wielder of the Keyblade, stands in anticipation of his next battle; in the stands are the sole members of the audience, Goofy and Donald Duck. The sound of his friends cheering is interrupted as Sora witnesses an etheral ethereal door opening. Within a black void, Pit, captain of the Icarus Army, rushes towards the opening doorway and soars onto the sandy arena. arena, apologizing for the wait. Eager for his new challenger, the fight, Pit splits apart the Palutena Bow and twirls their short swords; Sora, meanwhile, accepting the challenge, grips onto the Kingdom Key, taking Key and takes a fighting stance.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Trace elements of the melody to "Dearly Beloved" play throughout the fight's theme, "Unlocking Heaven". Said melody blasts out in full force when Sora finishes Pit to win the match.


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** Sora and Pit are both youthful fighters with messy brown hair, but while Sora ''[[KidHero is]]'' young, Pit only ''[[OlderThanTheyLook looks]]'' young.
** Both use a wide variety of weapons, but while Sora only uses different forms of the same weapon type, Pit uses multiple different classes of weapons.
** Both have a blend of magical and physical abilities, but while Sora's magic is drawn from his own pool, Pit's powers are gifts from Palutena.



** At different points, Sora and Pit both attempt to return the others' attacks - Pit reflects a Fire spell with a charged shot from his Guardian Orbitars, and Sora sends Pit's arrows back with his Keyblade. Rather than devolve into a TennisBoss situation, the attacks are evaded and/or nullified after the first bounce. This is true to both fighters' home series; ''Kingdom Hearts'' bosses with deflectable attacks can't deflect their own attacks, and reflected attacks in ''Uprising'' actually become entirely different projectiles that ''cannot'' be reflected.

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** At different points, Sora and Pit both attempt to return the others' attacks - Pit reflects a Fire spell with a charged shot from his Guardian Orbitars, and Sora sends Pit's arrows back with his Keyblade. Rather attacks; rather than devolve into a TennisBoss situation, the attacks are evaded and/or nullified after the first bounce. This is true to both fighters' home series; ''Kingdom Hearts'' bosses with deflectable attacks can't deflect their own attacks, and reflected attacks in ''Uprising'' actually become entirely different projectiles that ''cannot'' be reflected.



** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, EZ Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans EZ Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.

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** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, EZ Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans EZ Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. The EZ Cannon was also used by Dark Pit in ''Uprising''.

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* FanDiscontinuity: For the sake of not using anything without solid figures, nothing from the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' trailers have been taken into account for Sora's rundown.


Sora is fast enough to run up a building, dodge both magical and non-magical lightning, and deflect hundreds of laser blasts from multiple angles in seconds. He's used his Keyblade to cut through giant building-like structures before launching the pieces as projectiles, which speaks volumes about his strength. But that's nothing compared to his endurance; he's taken hits from ''Hercules'' of all people, and that's a guy who's thrown a rock golem estimated to weigh ''over a thousand tons'' into the sky. Sora has also shrugged off bites from Cerberus, hits from ancient Chinese dragons, musket shots, and even the literal fires of Hades. He's not invincible, though; he relies heavily on his allies in combat, which means he has relatively little solo combat experience. Fortunately, Sora has often found that most locks only need one key.

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Sora is fast enough to run up a building, dodge both magical and non-magical lightning, and deflect hundreds of laser blasts from multiple angles in seconds. He's used his Keyblade to cut through giant building-like structures before launching the pieces as projectiles, which speaks volumes about his strength. But that's nothing compared to his endurance; he's taken hits from ''Hercules'' of all people, and that's a guy who's thrown delivered a [[TwinkleInTheSky Star KO]] to a rock golem estimated to weigh ''over a thousand tons'' into the sky.tons''. Sora has also shrugged off bites from Cerberus, hits from ancient Chinese dragons, musket shots, and even the literal fires of Hades. He's not invincible, though; he relies heavily on his allies in combat, which means he has relatively little solo combat experience. Fortunately, Sora has often found that most locks only need one key.



Pit's primary weapon of choice is a magical bow that fires guidable arrows of light and can split into two short blades for close combat. However, he is experienced with many other kinds of weapons, including staves, claws, palms, clubs, arms, hammers, orbitars, and cannons, all forged by Dyntos, the god of forge. Also made by Dyntos's hand were the Three Sacred Treasures, the mightiest weapons Angel Land has ever known: the Mirror Shield (which deflects projectiles), the Arrow of Light (which is incredibly powerful, but its strength depends on Pit's health, and only one can be in the air at the time), and the Wings of Pegasus (which grant unlimited flight and extra speed). Putting all three together grants Pit the legendary Silver Armor. (Which is actually gold, but let's not mince words.)

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Pit's primary weapon of choice is a magical bow that fires guidable arrows of light and can split into two short blades for close combat. However, he is experienced with many other kinds of weapons, including staves, claws, palms, clubs, arms, hammers, orbitars, and cannons, all forged by Dyntos, the god of forge. Also made by Dyntos's hand were the Three Sacred Treasures, the mightiest weapons Angel Land has ever known: the Mirror Shield (which deflects projectiles), the Arrow of Light (which is incredibly powerful, but its strength depends on Pit's health, and only one can be in the air at the time), and the Wings of Pegasus (which grant unlimited flight and extra speed). Putting all three together grants Pit the legendary Silver Armor. (Which ([[NonIndicativeName Which is actually gold, but let's not mince words.words]].)



The angel makes the first move of the fight, launching a volley of arrows towards Sora, who nimbly dodges the projectiles and, with a lengthy vault, brings the Keyblade down upon Pit. The twin blades intercept the skeleton key as Sora is pushed back. The Keyblade wielder is soon forced to go on the defensive himself, blocking all of Pit's slashes; and for his trouble, Sora scores the first clean hits, countering with a lengthy series of attacks that knock the angel upwards and down. Though an upper slash ends the combo, it also gives Pit space to recover, readying an arrow that Sora meets with Fire magic. Hastily, Pit cancels the attack and swaps to the Guardian Orbitars, the prismatic shield effortlessly reflecting the fireball. Sora watches his own projectile heading towards him, but fails to be daunted, instead channeling his magic into a more intense Firaga. The fireballs collide in a burst of smoke, but as it clears, Sora finds Pit charging at him, now bearing the Upperdash Arm. Not a second later does Sora find himself on the receiving end of an uppercut that launches him higher into the heavens.

Pit gives chase with the Power of Flight and catches up to the Heartless slayer as he falls, sandaled feet planted firmly into Sora's back. The impact sends Sora rocketing even higher up, and once again does Pit keep up the momentum, tackling into Sora with the Upperdash Arm and plowing through several pillars in the ensuing charge. As Sora continues to soar from the impact, an overhead hook slams him firmly into the floating ruins of the temples that populate Skyworld. Sora's crash landing gives Pit the opportunity to unveil the EZ Cannon, unleashing balls of energy at a frantic pace. Sora, to his credit, is quick to react, running up a remaining and evading every round. He leaps off, touching solid ground, and continues pushing past the barrage of shots, batting them away as he closes the distance between himself and Pit. An upper swing tosses Sora into the air, letting him follow up with a series of Fira blasts. As Pit dodges the fireballs, he also takes the time to unleash a charged shot from the EZ Cannon, launching Sora skyward as it explodes the bridge. Now caught in the air, the islander is caught by the cannon's aiming system, locked on and susceptible to a further charged shot, filling the sky in a blinding flash of light.

Luckily for Sora, his teleportation skill serve him well, depositing him safely away from the blast site. Pit's initial surprise wears off as Sora goes on the attack, unleashing a Ragnarok upon the angel. As Palutena's champion evades the shots, he dashes towards Sora, who meets the approach with a lunge of his own. Longsword and short swords collide in a midair struggle, ending in Sora touching down upon the ruins. The keyblade wielder dodges another set of arrows before zipping past Pit at blinding speeds, leaving clean strikes with the Kingdom Key. A final overhead strike sends Pit careening towards the ground, though he flips past the way of a finishing stab. The match shifts back into Pit's favor as the Upperdash Arm sends Sora slamming into another pillar, prone to a series of arrows, all headed towards him.

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The angel makes the first move of the fight, launching a volley of arrows towards Sora, who nimbly dodges the projectiles and, with a lengthy vault, brings the Keyblade down upon Pit. The twin blades intercept the skeleton key as Sora is pushed back. The Keyblade wielder is soon forced to go on the defensive himself, blocking all of Pit's slashes; and for his trouble, Sora scores the first clean hits, countering with a lengthy series of attacks that knock the angel upwards and down. Though an upper slash ends the combo, it also gives Pit space to recover, readying an arrow that Sora meets with Fire magic. Hastily, Pit cancels the attack and swaps to the Guardian Orbitars, the prismatic shield effortlessly reflecting the fireball. Sora watches his own projectile heading towards him, but fails to be daunted, instead channeling his magic into a more intense Firaga. The fireballs collide in a burst of smoke, but as it clears, Sora finds Pit charging at him, now bearing the Upperdash Arm. Not a second later does Sora find himself on the receiving end of an uppercut that launches him higher into towards the heavens.

clouds.

Pit gives chase with the Power of Flight and catches up to the Heartless slayer as he falls, sandaled feet planted firmly into Sora's back. The impact sends Sora rocketing even higher up, vanishing beyond the cloud cover and once again does Pit keep up the momentum, tackling into Sora with the Upperdash Arm and plowing through several pillars in the ensuing charge. As Sora continues to soar from the impact, an overhead hook slams him firmly into the floating ruins of the temples that populate Skyworld. Sora's crash landing gives Pit the opportunity to unveil the EZ Cannon, unleashing balls of energy at a frantic pace. Sora, to his credit, is quick to react, running up a remaining and evading every round. He leaps off, touching solid ground, and continues pushing past the barrage of shots, batting them away as he closes the distance between himself and Pit. An upper swing tosses Sora into the air, letting him follow up with a series of Fira blasts. As Pit dodges the fireballs, he also takes the time to unleash a charged shot from the EZ Cannon, launching Sora skyward as it explodes the bridge. Now caught in the air, the islander is caught by the cannon's aiming system, locked on and susceptible to a further charged shot, filling the sky in a blinding flash of light.

Luckily for Sora, his teleportation skill serve him well, depositing him safely away from the blast site. Pit's initial surprise wears off as Sora goes on the attack, unleashing a Ragnarok upon the angel. As Palutena's champion evades the shots, he dashes towards Sora, who meets the approach with a lunge of his own. Longsword and short swords collide in a midair struggle, ending in Sora touching down upon the ruins. The keyblade Keyblade wielder dodges another set of arrows before zipping past Pit at blinding speeds, leaving clean strikes with the Kingdom Key. A final overhead strike sends Pit careening towards the ground, though he flips past the way of a finishing stab. The match shifts back into Pit's favor as the Upperdash Arm sends Sora slamming into another pillar, prone to a series of arrows, all headed towards him.


Pit gives chase with the Power of Flight and catches up to the Heartless slayer as he falls, sandaled feet planted firmly into Sora's back. The impact sends Sora rocketing even higher up, and once again does Pit keep up the momentum, tackling into Sora with the Upperdash Arm and plowing through several pillars in the ensuing charge. As Sora continues to soar from the impact, an overhead hook slams him firmly into the floating ruins of the temples that populate Skyworld. Sora's crash landing gives Pit the opportunity to unveil the Rail Cannon, unleashing balls of energy at a frantic pace. Sora, to his credit, is quick to react, running up a remaining and evading every round. He leaps off, touching solid ground, and continues pushing past the barrage of shots, batting them away as he closes the distance between himself and Pit. An upper swing tosses Sora into the air, letting him follow up with a series of Fira blasts. As Pit dodges the fireballs, he also takes the time to unleash a charged shot from the Rail Cannon, launching Sora skyward as it explodes the bridge. Now caught in the air, the islander is caught by the cannon's aiming system, locked on and susceptible to a further charged shot, filling the sky in a blinding flash of light.

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Pit gives chase with the Power of Flight and catches up to the Heartless slayer as he falls, sandaled feet planted firmly into Sora's back. The impact sends Sora rocketing even higher up, and once again does Pit keep up the momentum, tackling into Sora with the Upperdash Arm and plowing through several pillars in the ensuing charge. As Sora continues to soar from the impact, an overhead hook slams him firmly into the floating ruins of the temples that populate Skyworld. Sora's crash landing gives Pit the opportunity to unveil the Rail EZ Cannon, unleashing balls of energy at a frantic pace. Sora, to his credit, is quick to react, running up a remaining and evading every round. He leaps off, touching solid ground, and continues pushing past the barrage of shots, batting them away as he closes the distance between himself and Pit. An upper swing tosses Sora into the air, letting him follow up with a series of Fira blasts. As Pit dodges the fireballs, he also takes the time to unleash a charged shot from the Rail EZ Cannon, launching Sora skyward as it explodes the bridge. Now caught in the air, the islander is caught by the cannon's aiming system, locked on and susceptible to a further charged shot, filling the sky in a blinding flash of light.



* BloodlessCarnage: Narrowly averted; most of the attacks land without blood (given that Sora is using his blunt-shafted Kingdom Key and Pit only lands blows with his Upperdash Arm), but we do get a bit of a spray when Sora lands an overhead blow (in silhouette), and the finishing blow has quite the spill.



** Sora lands a Sonic Blade sequence followed by an overhead blow, mirroring Riku's signature Dark Aura attack.



** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, Rail Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans Rail Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.

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** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, Rail EZ Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans Rail EZ Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.


* CallBack: This isn't [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E31GreenArrowVsHawkeye the first death battle]] where the victor's FinishingMove pierces through the loser's arrow and headshots them.

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* CallBack: This isn't [[Recap/DeathBattleS02E31GreenArrowVsHawkeye the first death battle]] where the victor's FinishingMove pierces through the loser's arrow and headshots them.

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** To make it clear what figures they're using when they calculate Pit's flight to the Lunar Sanctum, Wiz points out that [[Film/ANewHope that's no moon, it's a space station]].


* WalkingArsenal: Pit isn't lacking in weapons, having ''nine'' different types to pick from. Too bad Sora's magic proved versatile enough to cancel them out.

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* ShoutOut:
** When Boomstick mentions Medusa had a habit of ruining peoples' crops, a memetic "[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender MY CABBAGES!]]" clip immediately plays.
** Wiz describes Medusa's transformation as [[Literature/HarryPotter parseltongued]].
* WalkingArsenal: Pit isn't lacking in weapons, having ''nine'' different types to pick from. Too bad Sora's magic proved versatile enough to cancel them out.match them.


* CallBack:
** The captions note that Pit is ''aware'' of the fourth wall, but cannot actually influence the medium he exists in - in other words, he can't wreck a Death Battle like [[Recap/DeathBattleS03E14DeadpoolVsPinkiePie Deadpool vs. Pinkie Pie]].
** Like in [[Recap/DeathBattleS03E05JokerVsSweetTooth Joker vs. Sweet Tooth]], Boomstick ends with a string of puns instead of a single quick quip, although these ones are not bad enough to make Wiz loose his enthusiasm.


* BeamSpam: Sora's Ragnarok forms a massive ray of light that splits up into small ones, while Pit can fire a series of light arrows for a similar effect.



** For a literal mythology gag, both ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' and the ''Kid Icarus'' series take influence from Greek Mythology. Coincidentally, Hercules' damage output is one of the key factors in Sora's victory.

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** For a literal mythology gag, both ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' and the ''Kid Icarus'' series take influence from Greek Mythology. Coincidentally, Hercules' damage output is one of the key factors in Sora's victory.victory.
** The equipment Pit uses in the match consist of the Palutena Bow, Upperdash Arm, Guardian Orbitars, Rail Cannon, Power of Flight, and Three Sacred Treasures; sans Rail Cannon, these are also the same items Pit uses as his special moves in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
* WalkingArsenal: Pit isn't lacking in weapons, having ''nine'' different types to pick from. Too bad Sora's magic proved versatile enough to cancel them out.


The fifth battle of season five pits two unassuming young warriors with light skin and brown messy hair, both of whom have slain countless dark forces alone and alongside friends, against each other. An expert bowman and swordsman versus an expert... whatever you call a Keyblade wielder. Which child hero will prevail? Will the savior of Skyworld defeat the hero of the Destiny Islands, or vice-versa? The answer will soon be made clear in a [[TitleDrop death battle]].

The audience is first introduced to Sora, a child of promise who lived on the Destiny Islands alongside his friends, Riku and Kairi (and VideoGame/FinalFantasy characters for some reason). They lived a peaceful life until the island was invaded by a soulless evil known as the Heartless. Fortunately, their arrival coincided with the arrival of the magical Keyblade known as the Kingdom Key, which Sora's pure heart drew to him. Sadly, this new weapon was not enough to protect Sora's home, which was erased in the battle. Thankfully, Sora himself survived and ended up joining forces with Goofy and Donald Duck, who are apparently also dimension-hopping warriors ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no, seriously!]]), in order to shut the Heartless out of every world they could.

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The fifth battle of season five pits two unassuming young warriors with light skin and brown messy hair, both of whom have slain countless dark forces alone and alongside friends, against each other. An expert bowman and swordsman versus an expert... whatever you call a master of the Keyblade wielder. in all but title. Which child hero will prevail? Will the savior of Skyworld defeat the bearer of the Keyblade, or will the hero of the Destiny Islands, or vice-versa? Islands topple the captain of Palutena's guard? The answer will soon be made clear in a [[TitleDrop death battle]].

The audience is first introduced to Sora, a child of promise who lived on the Destiny Islands alongside his friends, Riku and Kairi (and VideoGame/FinalFantasy ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' characters for some reason). They lived a peaceful life until the island was invaded by a soulless evil known as the Heartless. Fortunately, their arrival coincided with the arrival of the magical Keyblade known as the Kingdom Key, which Sora's pure heart drew to him. Sadly, this new weapon was not enough to protect Sora's home, which was erased in the battle. Thankfully, Sora himself survived and ended up joining forces with Goofy and Donald Duck, who are apparently also dimension-hopping warriors ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no, seriously!]]), in order to shut the Heartless out of every world they could.



-->'''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI Sora]]:''' (facing down Xehanort) The heart may be weak, and sometimes it may even give in. But I've learned that deep down, there's a light that never goes out!

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-->'''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI Sora]]:''' (facing ''(facing down Xehanort) Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness)'' The heart may be weak, and sometimes it may even give in. But I've learned that deep down, there's a light that never goes out!



-->'''[[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Pit]]''': (armed with the Three Sacred Treasures) In the name of the goddess Palutena, the defender of all that is good... those who hide in the darkness will be made to face the light!\\

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-->'''[[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Pit]]''': (armed ''(armed with the Three Sacred Treasures) Treasures)'' In the name of the goddess Palutena, the defender of all that is good... those who hide in the darkness will be made to face the light!\\



The combatants are set and the obligatory Blue Apron advertisement is worth little commentary, so it's time for a Death Battle!

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The combatants are set set, armed, and the obligatory Blue Apron ready. One advertisement is worth little commentary, so for Blue Apron later, it's time for a Death Battle!



* GoodIsNotSoft: Both combatants are very friendly, generally nice guys, and capable of fighting off entire armies singlehandedly.

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* CallBack:
** The captions note that Pit is ''aware'' of the fourth wall, but cannot actually influence the medium he exists in - in other words, he can't wreck a Death Battle like [[Recap/DeathBattleS03E14DeadpoolVsPinkiePie Deadpool vs. Pinkie Pie]].
** Like in [[Recap/DeathBattleS03E05JokerVsSweetTooth Joker vs. Sweet Tooth]], Boomstick ends with a string of puns instead of a single quick quip, although these ones are not bad enough to make Wiz loose his enthusiasm.
* DuelBoss: As per the rules of Death Battle, but special mention goes to the fact that Donald and Goofy are right there in the stands when the fight starts.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Both combatants are very friendly, generally nice guys, and capable of fighting off entire armies singlehandedly.singlehandedly.
* MythologyGag:
** Donald and Goofy not getting involved in the fight mirrors Sora fighting Hercules alone in ''Kingdom Hearts I''. The same game also featured several solo versions of the regular Coliseum cups, which might explain why Sora was fighting alone before Pit showed up.
** At different points, Sora and Pit both attempt to return the others' attacks - Pit reflects a Fire spell with a charged shot from his Guardian Orbitars, and Sora sends Pit's arrows back with his Keyblade. Rather than devolve into a TennisBoss situation, the attacks are evaded and/or nullified after the first bounce. This is true to both fighters' home series; ''Kingdom Hearts'' bosses with deflectable attacks can't deflect their own attacks, and reflected attacks in ''Uprising'' actually become entirely different projectiles that ''cannot'' be reflected.
** Pit seems to activate the Power of Flight without Palutena's assistance, but later breaks out the Three Sacred Treasures. In Chapter 9 of ''Uprising'', if Pit goes with a weapon of choice instead of the Treasures, Palutena insists on bringing the Wings of Pegasus so they can use the Power of Flight without a time limit.
** For a literal mythology gag, both ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' and the ''Kid Icarus'' series take influence from Greek Mythology. Coincidentally, Hercules' damage output is one of the key factors in Sora's victory.

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* BeamOWar: The finishing blow starts out as this, with Pit's arrows of light against Sora's Keyblade beam.

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