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1* CrossDressingVoices: In Japanese, Pit is always voiced by Creator/MinamiTakayama. He was voiced by Creator/LaniMinella in English in ''Brawl'' before being replaced by the male Antony Del Rio from ''Uprising'' onwards.* FanNickname: "Man Icarus" for the unrealized third sequel concepts by Factor 5, in which Pit was to be cursed for thousands of years for a crime and becomes a fallen angel, resembling a typical adult male Western game protagonist.* NoExportForYou: The GBA port of the original was released as part of the classics series in Japan, but not anywhere else.* SequelGap: 21 years between ''Of Myths and Monsters'' (1991) and ''Uprising'' (2012). In the intro to ''Uprising'', Pit even says "Sorry to keep you waiting!" This franchise provides the current page image.* ShortRunInPeru: ''Of Myths and Monsters'' was developed in Japan but only released overseas; it would be about 20 years before it was released in Japan on the virtual console. Interestingly, the game has no Japanese title -- it's globally known as ''Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters''.* TroubledProduction: [[ChristmasRushed December release date]] and lack of staff during most of production [[http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/feature/29565 led to extreme challenges for the team and its creator]] (who in the end wasn't even credited for this game).* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** The original game was meant to be a more serious take on Greek mythology. Yoshio Sakamoto suggested to Tohru Osawa that a more comedic take would help the game stand out.** [[https://www.unseen64.net/2009/02/02/kid-icarus-wii-concept-proto/ A reboot]], tentatively titled simply ''Icarus'', was in development at Factor 5, which was supposed to use a modified version of ''VideoGame/{{Lair}}'s'' engine optimized for Wii. However, it was apparently being done without Nintendo's consent as a proof-of-concept (even [[WordOfGod Yoshio Sakamoto]] was unaware of it), and [[DarkerAndEdgier the concepts]] leaked onto the internet were not well received. Eventually, it was cancelled after [[CreatorKiller Lair's failure and Factor 5's bankruptcy]].** Before ''Uprising'' and Factor 5's cancelled project, ''Kid Icarus'' almost had an entry for the SNES which would have been called ''Super Kid Icarus''. No other information about the game besides a vague announcement by Nintendo exists.** Aside from Factor 5's attempted reboot, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''/''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze Tropical Freeze]]'' developer ''Creator/RetroStudios'' pitched to make a new installment in the series. With no gameplay prototype to show[[note]]Nintendo asks that gameplay prototypes be shown first when pitching a new game.[[/note]], it didn't pan out.* TheWikiRule: [[https://www.kidicaruswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page Icaruspedia]] and [[http://kidicarus.wikia.com/wiki/Kid_Icarus Divinipedia]].

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