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Medusa, Goddess of Darkness/Queen of the Underworld

Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (JP), Cree Summer (EN)

Debut: Kid Icarus

"So hurry to me, Pit. I'll strip you of your wings and sever you from the heavens forever!"

Known for her serpentine hair and chilling gaze, Medusa's goal is nothing less than total domination.

  • Achilles' Heel: In the first game, the Three Sacred Treasures are the only things that can destroy her. Downplayed in Uprising, where Hades' reviving her weakened her enough for Pit to no longer need the Treasures.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the western NES version of Kid Icarus' souped-up ending cutscene, Medusa's death is expanded to briefly reveal This was Her True Form for some extra tragedy.
  • Adaptational Badass: While Medusa was hardly a pushover in Classical Mythology, she wasn't a deity, let alone the cosmic-level threat she is here. In reaity, she was just a beautiful maiden who was cursed into her more recognizable form by Athena as punishment for desecrating Athena's templenote .
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her humanoid sprite was green in the first game.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes, obviously. Not only is her hair made of living ones, but in Medusa's Revenge, she is shown to have serpentine pupils.
  • Animorphism: Medusa's Revenge has her turn into a snake before returning to her normal form to fight Pit.
  • Antagonist Title: The animated short Medusa's Revenge.
  • Arch-Enemy: As the original Big Bad, she is this to Palutena and Pit in the first game. In Uprising, this only applies during the first arc.
  • Arc Villain: She appears to be the Big Bad at first in Uprising, but it turns out she's only the villain for the first one-third of the whole game (Chapters 1-9, to be exact).
  • Back from the Dead: She is mysteriously brought back to life before the events of Uprising. At the end of the final level, she is resurrected again, and assists Pit against Hades because she is tired of him bringing her back to be his puppet.
  • Big Bad: In the first game, she's the main villain, but not in Uprising, where she's just an Arc Villain.
  • Body Horror: Her boss fight reveals she has a mouth on her hand which breathes poison gas. Later on, after going One-Winged Angel, she decapitates herself and sends her head flying after Pit.
  • Breath Weapon: The snakes in her hair can fire dark energy blasts from their mouths.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She punches Hades in the head so hard it DECAPITATES him, but doing that breaks off the arm she did it with.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Palutena's Abel. Medusa's ruthlessness to innocents forced Palutena to curse her into her monstrous form and banish her into exile.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She's the Goddess of Darkness and makes no bones about it.
  • Casting a Shadow: As befits the Goddess of Darkness, she attacks mainly with petrifying beams or blasts of concentrated darkness.
  • Classic Villain: Representing Ambition and Wrath.
  • Composite Character: She has the appearance and petrifying abilities of the Gorgons in Greek mythology, but also shares traits with Persephone, the real Queen of the Underworld.
  • Cyclops: Her form at the end of Kid Icarus. She once again takes this form in Uprising after receiving enough damage.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as other characters in the game, but she has her moments.
  • Death Seeker: In Chapter 25, she attacks Hades because she's sick of him resurrecting her over and over as his puppet.
  • Detachment Combat: During the final phase of the fight in Uprising, she will take her head off and send it flying after Pit.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: In Uprising. After her defeat, the credits start scrolling, but are interrupted shortly after by Hades, to let know that the game is still far from over.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Pale white skin with black hair.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Palutena. They both had the same job, but when humans stopped worshiping them Medusa decided to destroy them and Palutena came to their aid.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Most of the gods are human-sized, with Palutena only being a little bit taller than Pit, and Viridi being shorter than him. Medusa, however, is absolutely massive. Judging by Pit's reaction, as well as her sprite in the first game, she wasn't always like this and it may be a result of her dark magic.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Wears a lot of it.
  • Eye Beams: Her main method of attack during her fight.
  • Fallen Hero: She once ruled Skyworld alongside Palutena, but her heart turned evil and she began attacking humanity, forcing Palutena to exile her.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She's quite reserved and soft-spoken, but is far from kind.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her fingers are claws and she has no problem using them as weapons.
  • Final Boss: Of the first game.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: Quite a bit between her and Pit in Chapter 9.
    Medusa: I can sense you getting closer, Pit.
    Pit: There's nowhere left for you to run!
    Medusa: Y'know, I'm very much looking forward to your arrival. I feel like Rapunzel waiting for her prince.
    Pit: Sorry to break it to you, but those aren't exactly golden locks on your head.
    Medusa: And you're not exactly a brave hero. Yet somehow the thought of our confrontation fills me with anticipation. So hurry to me, Pit. I'll strip you of your wings and sever you from the heavens forever.
    Pit: I don't think so!
    • Also, her first words to Dark Pit are "You're a go-getter. I like that." Makes you wonder if she just has a thing for angels.
  • Glamour Failure: Her AR idol description states that she uses magic to hide her true appearance, but is forced to use all her power while fighting Pit, causing the disguise to fail.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In the anime short Medusa's Revenge, and man is it creepy.
  • God of Evil: One of them, anyway. Technically of darkness inherently, evil was her own choice.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Was beautiful before Palutena transformed her into a monster in the first game. Became sexy once more in Uprising. Until she was forced to put all her power into fighting Pit, leaving none to maintain her appearance.
  • Hot Goddess: Snake-hair aside, Medusa is fairly attractive until she goes One-Winged Angel.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Medusa developed a hatred for humanity and started drying up their crops and petrifying them, believing them to be ungrateful beings that only turn to the gods when they need them. This is why Palutena turned her into a hideous monster and banished her to the Underworld.
    Medusa: Humans turn to the gods in times of need, then forget them in times of prosperity. They really are a fickle bunch.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Though downplayed, she's the only villain aside from the Chaos Kin to have no comedic elements (Hades is only played serious onscreen). The fact that she's one of the few characters in the game who doesn't break the fourth wall also helps.
  • Large and in Charge: She's Kaiju-sized, and by far the largest thing fought except Hades, who is as big as she is.
  • Last-Second Chance: Palutena gives Medusa one last chance to surrender by promising to spare her if she agrees to withdraw her forces and remain in her castle. It works as well as you'd expect.
  • Long-Range Fighter: In terms of fighting style, she prefers to keep her distance and bombard opponents with dark energy blasts, only using melee attacks when the opponent is close enough.
  • Loophole Abuse: In the second phase of the fight, Palutena uses a spell to chain Medusa's legs to the ground to prevent her from teleporting. Medusa circumvents this by decapitating herself and sending her head flying at Pit.
  • Moral Myopia: Resents Palutena for turning her into a monster and exiling her to the Underworld while conveniently ignoring the fact that the reason she did that in the first place was because she was attacking humanity.
  • Not So Different: Tries to pull this one on Palutena before Pit shuts her up. However, given Palutena's silence... she might be right.
  • Obviously Evil: Her pale skin, snake-hair and dark purple outfit are just a few of her characteristics that denounce her heinous personality.
  • One-Winged Angel: In Uprising, she transforms into a more traditional Gorgon and sends her head to chase after Pit.
  • Orcus on His Throne: She basically stays in her castle while her commanders do all the work.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her dress is rather sexy.
  • Poisonous Person: Has a mouth on her right hand that expels poison gas. She also has a reputation for poisoning rivers.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tries to pull one on Palutena, but Pit interrupts her.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When she goes One-Winged Angel, her eyes fuse into a single red one.
  • Revenge: Her primary motivation. First against humans for ceasing their worship, then against Palutena for banishing her in the form of a hideous monster, then against Pit for killing her, then against Hades for using her as a pawn.
  • A Sinister Clue: She holds her Staff of Authority in her left hand, unlike Palutena who holds it in her right.
  • Sizeshifter: Medusa is usually seen in her gigantic form. However, when defeated, her true form is shown to be no taller than Palutena.
  • Slasher Smile: In Medusa's Revenge, especially while assaulting the towns.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: In Kid Icarus Uprising, she's quite pretty... until she goes One-Winged Angel, anyway...
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Maintains a deep, feminine voice even as she muses on how a bloodbath would be the perfect way to celebrate her resurrection.
  • Staff of Authority: Like the other two main goddesses of Uprising.
  • The Stoic: Is remarkably calm, barely raising her voice even in dire situations, and never suffers a Villainous Breakdown.
  • Stationary Boss: In the first game. Phase two of her three-phase battle in Uprising; Palutena uses a spell to chain her feet to the floor so she'll stop using Teleport Spam. Medusa gets around this later by going One-Winged Angel and throwing her flying head at you.
  • Taken for Granite: You wouldn't be Medusa if you didn't do this. Strangely, the only time she uses this ability is during the anime short, and unlike the Medusa in classic Greek mythology, she doesn't use her gaze, but rather uses dark energy shot from her fingers.
  • Teleport Spam: For such a huge body, she seems to easily teleport all around during her boss fight in Uprising, at least until Palutena manages to chain her to the ground.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Hades revived her only as a distraction.
  • Villainous Rescue: In the final portion of the final chapter, Medusa comes out of nowhere and blocks Hades' attack on Pit. She claims that it was because she didn't want to be his puppet anymore, but it was still a huge shocker.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Palutena notes that Medusa seems weaker than she was previously. And this is indeed true, as Pit is able to beat her without the use of the Three Sacred Treasures, when in the first game, he could only defeat her with the Treasures equipped. Also, in the first game, Pit had to destroy several waves of enemies before he could get her down his bow shaft. In Kid Icarus Uprising, Medusa tries to use her magic to hold him back again, but Pit can simply push through it, forcing Medusa to actively flee from him. The Chaos Kin, by contrast, can stay out of Pit's line of fire indefinitely unless enough waves of enemies are destroyed, just like Medusa in the first game. This may be explained by Uprising's Medusa actually being one of Hades's soul constructs, implanted with Medusa's memories; she could be as strong or as weak as Hades designed her to be.



Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (JP), Scott Bullock (EN)

"Welcome to my underworld, Pitty Pat. You too, Pretty Palutena."

The true Lord of the Underworld. Other creatures, such as Medusa, are merely his pawns.

Many spoilers lie ahead. You have been warned.
  • Adaptational Badass: Hades in Greek mythology was powerful, but nowhere at the level of this version, who poses a threat to the entire universe.
  • Alien Blood: In Chapter 23, when Dark Pit bursts out of his chest with the Lightning Chariot, Hades is shown to have purple and green blood.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is entirely purple, with a hint of red here and there.
  • Apple of Discord: Manages to make something that doesn't exist one, as he spreads the rumor about the Wish Seed to get the humans to kill each other.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: In the second phase of the fight, Pit must destroy the turrets on his body and cape as he works his way up, then fire at the swirling void on his cape. In the third phase, Pit must fire at the glowing wound on his chest left by the Lightning Chariot. In the fourth phase, Pit must fire at the jeweled core created when he regenerates his legs.
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: He wanted to get one started so he could fuel up on souls during the final battle, much to everyone's digust.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Top God of the Underworld and by far and away the most powerful. Though he prefers to rule from the shadows, he has no problem getting his hands dirty if he has to.
  • Badass Armfold: When he's not doing a Slouch of Villainy, his arms are crossed as a show of his authority.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Scott Bullock.
  • Badass Cape: It can even shoot lasers!
  • Badass in Charge: Of the Underworld.
  • Bad Boss: In contrast to Palutena and Viridi, Hades does not care about his troops in the slightest. He even lets them fight without a commander, claiming they are too stupid to have actual brains, and later kills Medusa for interfering in the final battle.
  • Berserk Button: Judging from his reactions to Dark Pit vowing to stop him in chapter 22 and Medusa's betrayal in the final battle, he really hates having his rule questioned.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: While definitely comedic, he's far from harmless, shown especially during Chapter 23, where he destroys the Three Sacred Treasures and actually beats Pit in their first fight. And though Pit puts up a better fight with the Great Sacred Treasure, Hades still manages to claim the upper hand and destroy it. Had Medusa not pulled a Villainous Rescue, Hades would have killed Pit.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • Hades' Establishing Character Moment in Chapter 10, where he asks Palutena what she would wish for using the power of the Wish Seed, and she insists he tell her his wish first. Hades proceeds to spin a yarn about granting his wish on behalf of a poor little orphan girl whose parents were recently killed (because Hades accidentally ran them over, being too busy doing his hair), by wishing for her parents' return to life, and then to make them all rich, and then to make them all royalty. He stakes his word as a god on the veracity of the story, and Palutena doesn't believe him for a moment. Not only is Hades' delivery ripe with insincerity, in the little picture show that accompanies his story the girls' parents Came Back Wrong. Also, the Wish Seed is completely fake, a lie spread by Hades.
    • In Chapter 15, Pit can attempt to grab a certain treasure chest, which will drop him into a torture chamber. When Pit demands to know whether Hades set the chest out to bait him, Hades insists "[he] would never" in blatant Sarcasm Mode. For bonus points, the chest is a Mimicutie. (He claims credit for all the Mimicuties in the next chapter).
  • Again in Chapter 19.
Hades: My intentions are always honorable. You know that.
  • Zigzagged and downplayed during another moment in Chapter 19, where Hades only employs a half-truth. Like Viridi earlier, Hades blames Pit exclusively for all the trouble resulting from Palutena's Face–Heel Turnnote , but he says it immediately after betraying his own knowledge of Pit being turned into a ring, making it obvious he knows most if not all of the context, and therefore he's blaming only Pit is purely for the Troll factor.
  • Blow You Away: Transforms into a large tornado during the final battle.
  • Body Horror: Happens throughout his final battle with Pit. First, he gets bifurcated by the Great Sacred Treasure. Then, when charging his most powerful attack, his forehead opens to reveal a large, grotesque Third Eye and gets his head blown off when Medusa punches him.
  • Breath Weapon: Used to destroy the Three Sacred Treasures. Lampshaded by Pit when he says Hades has raunchy breath.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a capable strategist and an equally capable fighter, but is extremely lazy and prefers to let others do his dirty work.
  • Bullet Hell: What his Final Boss fight is in a nutshell. Quite literally considering the first half of the fight takes place in the Underworld.
  • The Caligula: He's the ruler of the Underworld who sees causing destruction as a good time. Not the picture of mental health one would expect in a ruler.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Can devour souls to increase his strength or for healing purposes. Though doing so disrupts the celestial balance of the world.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Depending on how he wants to annoy people that day, he'll openly brag about how destructive he is for the sake of getting a rise out of people. In Chapter 15, he mockingly refers to Pit and Palutena as "do-gooders."
  • Casanova Wannabe: He flirts with every goddess in the game, save Medusa, plus Pit. None of them reciprocate. He also claims to be after the Lightning Chariot because it's a "goddess magnet"
  • Casting a Shadow: Primarily attacks with blasts of dark energy.
  • The Chessmaster: Manipulates the Wish Seed plot to turn the humans against each other so he can harvest their souls.
  • Classic Villain: Representing greed, sloth, pride, and wrath.
  • Consummate Liar: Invoked; Hades spends his Establishing Character Moment telling Blatant Lies and then staking his honor as a god on their truth.
  • Control Freak: Has shades of it. As the ruler of the Underworld, Hades expects things to always go his way. When something happens that threatens to take away that control like, say, subordinates questioning or rebelling against him, it's one of the few moments when Hades will react with genuine rage and extreme violence.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His first fight with Pit has him destroying the Three Sacred Treasures and mopping the floor with Pit.
  • Dark Is Evil: Has more in common with traditional depictions of Satan then the Greek Hades.
  • Deadpan Snarker: No matter what the situation, Hades always has a wisecrack ready.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Orchestrated the entire plot of the game. While he does hold the title of "lord", he is breaking the laws of the gods, so he's still technically a criminal.
  • Dimension Lord: Palutena notes that Hades doesn't have a castle in the Underworld because as its true master, he can be anywhere and everywhere in it he wants.
  • Diving Kick: At the end of the first phase of the final battle, he performs one in a last-ditch attempt to destroy the Great Sacred Treasure, but Pit teleports away in time.
  • Eldritch Location: His stomach is revealed to be an alternate dimension according to its idol description.
  • Emergency Transformation: His regenerated lower body and head seem to be this, as the former has a noticeable weakpoint in the stomach area for Pit to shoot at while the latter looks almost ethereal in its flaming quality rather than solid. It's implied they're due to the time constraints and pressures of the fight itself, forcing Hades to sacrifice quality for battle-readiness.
  • Enemy Mine: He teams up with Palutena and Viridi to take down the Aurum. Of course, this is only because he wants to plunder Earth for himself.
  • Energy Ball: Has several variations. Some that fire trick shots if fired on, others that fire if Pit does nothing.
  • Energy Weapon: During the final phase of the fight.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Hades in Greek mythology was not a nice guy, but his worst crime was tricking Demeter's daughter into staying in the Underworld (and they actually ended up having one of the happiest and most stable marriages). This Hades, by comparison, seeks to kill humanity and harvest their souls for his realm.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with a British accent.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He claims that he sees no difference between reincarnation and devouring souls despite the fact that the latter action disrupts the balance. Though knowing him, he probably said that to mess with Pit.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Like Medusa, he's kaiju-sized while most of the other gods are roughly human-sized.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's essentially an evil Tim Curry with godly powers.
  • Evil Is Petty: Despite Hades having much higher goals and ambitions, he just cannot resist opportunities to rub salt in his enemies's wounds, or just mess with them for a good laugh at their expense. Despite working with the heroes to stop the Aurum, Hades still summons Mimicuties to impede Pit's progress just to screw with him. And later, in Ch. 19, Hades sends Underworld troops to retrieve the Lightning Chariot just to get in Pit's way.
    Palutena: You'd think the lord of the Underworld would be too busy for mischief making.
    Hades: Oh, no. Making mischief is one of my principal responsibilities.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Thanks to Scott Bullock.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Eats souls for the hell of it (and possibly a power boost), to say nothing of him devouring Pit. When the angel questions how he could punch through his stomach, Hades' response is to devour an assortment of Underworld enemies for him to deal with.
  • Eye Beams: Has several. The most powerful of them is one fired from the third eye on his forehead.
  • Facial Markings: He has red streaks going across his face, which gives off the vibe of a mask.
  • Famous Last Words: "It's hard to believe... But you actually got me, Pit. The nerve of you."
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has small fangs in his normal form. Subverted when he grows a new head, which lacks fangs.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Hades carries an air of good showmanship most of the time, presenting himself as an affable, though eccentric gentlemen, though he's prone to making backhanded compliments and snide remarks most of the time. He even teams up with the heroes to defeat the Aurum, though for his own reasons. Underneath it all, however, Hades is a total psychopath and when he lets the mask slip, he's outright terrifying. Despite that, however, he does have enough respect to congratulate Pit after he defeats him for good. This is even lampshaded by his trophy descriptions in Smash 4.
    NA: The true ruler of the Underworld, he is so powerful that he easily resurrected Medusa for his own amusement—and to distract his foes. Full of arrogance, he does have a genuine sense of humor, though it mainly serves to conceal his callous disregard for life.
    PAL: The true ruler of the Underworld Army. He resurrected Medusa, then sat back to watch the chaos unfold. His power and skill surpass those of all other gods, yet he seems very nonchalant. Once you get past his jokey exterior, though, it's clear how cruel and twisted he really is.
  • Final Boss: As often as other issues get in the way, he and Pit finally get to duke it out in the final chapter of the game.
  • Flaming Hair: His green-and-red hair flows in such a manner that it evokes imagery of fire, fittingly enough. And in his final form during the final battle, his entire head becomes coated in an otherworldly neon-blue fire.
  • Foreshadowing: There are several hints in the beginning chapters that Hades is the true Big Bad of the game.
    • In Ch 6, Both Pit and Palutena note that despite the Mirror of Truth being destroyed, the Underworld Army is still getting new monsters. Later, it's revealed that Hades uses the souls of fallen humans to create his monsters.
    • In Ch 7, when Palutena asks Thanatos why he doesn't outrank Medusa as he's the God of Death, Thanatos makes weird Indian noises to dodge the question, implying that he knows that Medusa is Hades's pawn, but didn't want to reveal it.
    • In Ch 9, Medusa herself admits that she had no idea how she came back to life and that her memories are fuzzy at best. Palutena also notes that Medusa is weaker than she normally is. Then Hades reveals himself at the end of the chapter and explains that Medusa is just a soul smoothie with some memories for flavour.
  • For the Evulz: He himself admits that committing acts of evil is his idea of a good time.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He literally shows up out of nowhere, the only foreshadowing to someone being behind Medusa being that she herself didn't know how she came back from the dead, only revealed when you fight her. He then pops up during the credits and tears off the credit screen before revealing he brought her back. Unlike most other examples, he kinda works, since he's less than halfway through the game.
  • Graceful Loser: Takes his defeat well even without considering his secret message.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Revealed to be the one orchestrated the first game's events, and brought Medusa back to life.
  • God of Evil: The God of the Underworld and the most malevolent villain in the game.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: During the final battle. It doesn't last very long.
  • Healing Factor: He manages to regenerate the entire lower half of his body after Pit slices him in half with the Great Sacred Treasure, as well as his head after Medusa punches it off.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: His first fight with Pit, which you could go into with or without the Sacred Treasures.
  • Hypocrite: He claims that humans are predictable due to their greed, yet it is his greed that causes all the suffering that happens in the game.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: His entire first fight with Pit (especially shown if you go in with the Three Sacred Treasures) has him taking zero damage from said weapons, and he then damages said ancient weapons to where they become unusable for the rest of the chapter (and for the remaining chapters past that point), forcing Pit to use the weapon he originally had equipped. The only major blow that Pit deals most likely agitated Hades instead of actually hurting him. Taken further in his final fight against Pit, who is now using the Great Sacred Treasure; Hades' true potential wasn't even achieved since he wasn't able to 'destroy the human settlements and consume their souls' to make himself stronger, literally meaning that Pit wasn't facing Hades at his actual peak performance.
  • Incoming Ham: All of his entrances into the conversation are this. Take Chapter 15, for instance:
    Hades: [walking in on Pit getting fired on by the Aurum] MORNING, do-gooders!
  • Insane Troll Logic: As is fitting his trolling personality. He manages to take Pit's understandable horror at the idea of being defecated out of the Womb Level and somehow warp it into meaning that Pit hates life.
  • Invincible Villain: An odd example of this trope, as his invincibility is mostly due to tactics. Thanks to his Xanatos Gambit in Ch 10, most of the game is things going his way. Even with the appearance of other Arc Villains, no matter what happens, Hades would get more souls for his realm. And though he's one of the most powerful characters in the game, very little of the game is spent fighting him, since said ArcVillains take center stage as the most immediate threat to humanity and/or the world over him. It's not until Ch 23 that, with all the previous enemies either defeated or now allies, Pit can finally focus on the one who instigated almost all of this to happen. Although even then, he's shown to defeat the Three Sacred Treasures with a single attack, forcing them to get the Great Sacred Treasure from Dyntos, and even then, Pit almost loses, but is able to win thanks to Medusa coming back and punching Hades in the face.
  • It's All About Me: It's all about getting things his way, no matter who has to suffer in the process. Best shown by this statement during his introduction:
    Hades: But she's old news, and old news bores me. We must look to the future and that future is me! The true leader of the Underworld! Next to me, little miss Medusa's going to look like a sweet, cuddly bunny!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Teams up with the heroes to stop the Aurum solely because he wants to be the only one to plunder the Earth.
  • The Juggernaut: Blowing up his heart? Cutting him in half? Decapitating him? He no sells it all and trucks on. Only the complete destruction of his entire physical being will put him down. And even then, as The Stinger shows, he still exists, though he admits he probably can't come back to life.
  • Kick the Dog: He keeps trying to get Pit killed even when he's siding with him during the Aurum invasion. He also doesn't hesitate to rub in the fact that Pit will have to fight and potentially kill the Brainwashed and Crazy Palutena.
  • Kill All Humans: He uses their souls to produce more monsters and to do whatever else he wants with them.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Only when he or his projection is on-screen. When he's off-screen making much of the banter between Pit and the other gods, he is mostly comedic, but when he's on-screen, the atmosphere gets much more serious.
  • Lack of Empathy: He starts a war and has no remorse for killing millions of people, sees souls as nothing more than tools to be manipulated or empowering nourishment, and also laughs at Pit for being stuck in the ring. Summed up quite well in this exchange between himself and Viridi in chapter 22:
    Viridi: Your disregard for life is just astounding. Could you be any more callous?
    Hades: Well, I could try.
  • Large and in Charge: Rivals Medusa as the largest boss in the game.
  • Large Ham: Hades has a tendency to be loud and hammy when he's talking.
  • Laughably Evil: He's a madman, but one can't help but find him funny simply because he's a massive troll of a god.
  • Leitmotif: A three-note ominous chant heard here. It gets remixed in the final battle.
  • Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated in the final battle, he's surprisingly athletic for his size, able to keep up with the Great Sacred Treasure just by sprinting. He can fly at incredible speeds and is strong enough to punch through the ground (getting his arm stuck in the process).
    Viridi: It's kinda like watching an elephant sprint.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In Uprising. (Not the entire series. As far as we know, anyways.)
  • Manipulative Bastard: He spreads a rumor about the Wish Seed to get humans to go to war and kill each other so he can take their souls. He manipulates Pit in order to kill the Phoenix in order to get the humans to kill each other even more.
  • More Dakka: Whoa nelly. He is literally a walking Bullet Hell. He has Eye Beams, huge lasers that he can fire from his forehead and each of his palms, thrown Deflector Shields that shoot out their own fireballs, trick bullets that fly straight into you if you shoot them by mistake, more trick bullets that fly back to hit you if you don't shoot them down... and to top it all off, his Devastation Ensemble allows him to grow all kinds of turrets out of just about any part of his clothing. Final Boss indeed.
  • The Nicknamer: As "Pitty-Pat" and "Pretty Palutena" can attest to.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Having his heart destroyed just irritates him, getting cut in half doesn't bother him, getting DECAPITATED barely slows him down, and even when Pit vaporizes him with the Great Sacred Treasure's Final Strike, The Stinger shows that he's still alive in some capacity. Put simply, Hades. Just. Won't. Die.
  • Not Me This Time: Pulls this twice, first bringing up that the Aurum aren't his doing, and later states that the Chaos Kin doesn't work for him, and there's nothing seen to contradict his claim.
  • Not Quite Dead: His voice starts talking in The Stinger. He himself concedes that he probably can never come back to life, but is still able to talk to the player as a disembodied voice at least.
  • Not So Fast, Bucko: In chapter 9, while Pit and Palutena are celebrating Medusa's defeat, Hades cuts in at that moment, declaring, "Now, wait just a second."
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite his flair for the dramatic and trollish personality, he is a very competent schemer and one of the most powerful characters in the game, second only to Dyntos. Literally, the only reason he lost was due to Medusa's intervention.
  • Off with His Head!: Medusa punches his head clean off, not that it slows him down as he's still got another.
  • The Omnipresent: Stated be "everywhere and anywhere" in the Underworld.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Hades is always evil and scary, but there are very few times he drops the levity of his hammy speech and constant jokes in favor of just being 100% dead serious, angry, and violent. First when Dark Pit threatens his dominion over the Underworld (enough so for Hades to smash a pillar in rage), and again during and after Medusa's defiance in the final battle. He also reacted with understandable anger when Dark Pit tore out of his insides on the Lightning Chariot, though even then he goofily chose to express his anger as "That wasn't very NICE!!". He also gets over it rather quickly.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He is VERY lazy, and the only time he gets up and does anything himself is when Pit comes to fight him.
  • Overarching Villain: He's the overriding Big Bad of Uprising, being behind the general conflict of the whole game and the one that Pit and Palutena ultimately aim to stop but Hades himself only acts as a direct threat for Chapters 10 and 22-25, Medusa antagonizing Pit for Chapters 1-9 and a host of Arc Villains filling Chapters 11-21.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He usually has a cross of a Slasher Smile and a troll-face-style smile on his face. The minute he stops smiling is the minute things are about to get very bloody.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When wearing his Devastation Ensemble which allows him to spawn weapons from any part of his body. If he were to go all out, there wouldn't be much of a world left to save. His AR Card even describes him as a literal weapon of mass destruction.
  • Physical God: Of the Underworld.
  • Power Echoes: Whenever he speaks, it has this effect to his voice.
  • Powered Armor: His "Devastation Ensemble" is an odd example of this, being just a covering of light over parts of his regular outfit, but allowing him to spawn any and all manner of weaponry out of that light. He loses it after Pit bifurcates him with the Great Sacred Treasure.
  • Power Fist: Does not use one, but the End-All Arm seems to be patterned after him.
  • Power of the Void: During the third round of the fight, Hades creates vortexes on his hands to draw Pit in and hold him in place to fire more shots at him. The vortexes can be destroyed by Pit's own shots.
  • Practically Joker: Let's see. He has green hair, his primary color scheme is purple, his default expression is a permanent Slasher Smile, and he has a twisted sense of humor and loves to make sadistic jokes. It's not at all difficult to see more than a few similarities between him and the Clown Prince of Crime.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He sides with Palutena and Viridi during the Aurum arc only because he wants to be the one to destroy humanity.
  • Pride: As hinted toward by his out-of-character moments, it seems that his only Berserk Button is the questioning of his power and control. Combine this with his motivation being the desire to play around with souls, and it indicates quite a power and control lust.
  • Punch Catch: Pulls one off against Medusa after her Villainous Rescue, which he follows up by ripping her arm clean off and finishing her off with a powerful uppercut.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Hades's skin color is predominantly purple, and he is indeed very powerful (as you should expect from someone with the title 'Lord of the Underworld.')
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: In his first fight with Pit.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: And his character portraits show that they glow red when he loses his temper.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: While greed, sloth, pride, and wrath are his biggest vices, Hades, in a way, represents all of them sans envy. He has a greed and gluttony for souls, has a lust for power and control, is incredibly slothful and prefers to let others do his dirty work, is extremely arrogant and vain, and reacts with extreme wrath when threatened.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Slouch of Villainy: His defaut pose when he's not doing a Badass Armfold.
  • The Sociopath: Incredibly manipulative with tons of charisma, but has no empathy for anything but himself. To him, everything else is either a controllable pawn or a toy he can play with until it breaks, and he won't let anything that can't be controlled exist.
  • Soul Power: He can use souls for a variety of purposes such as regnerating lost limbs or reviving fallen allies. A major plot point is that the Underworld Monsters are created from the souls of fallen humans and multiple souls are needed to create one monster.
  • Spikes of Villainy: When wearing his Deavastation Ensemble, he has three giant spikes protruding from his right shoulder.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type C. Wears an ever-present smile, but is a total psychopath.
  • The Stinger: If you wait five minutes after the credits, you get treated to Hades's disembodied voice shattering whatever remains of the fourth wall.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: One of Hades' nicknames for Dark Pit is "Pitooey", which was actually first thought up by Pit before Hades even arrived on the scene.
  • Super Strength: Able to rip Medusa's arm clean off and kill her in a single uppercut, and it should be remembered she's as big as he is. Even before that, his punches and kicks could shatter the ground beneath his feet to make massive craters, and he was strong enough to shatter the Great Sacred Treasure to pieces by slamming his hands together on it once he got a surprise attack in.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Pitty Pat for Pit. Pretty Palutena, Professor Palutena, or Know-it-all Palutena. Pitooey for Dark Pit. Lovely Little Phosphora. Big Bad Medusa, or Little Miss Medusa. He's a fountain of these.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His attitude towards the earth during the Aurum invasion. The earth his his to destroy and no one else's.
    Hades: But whatever they are, they must be stopped. Earth is my flower to plunder, not theirs!
  • Third Eye: Has one that he opens up to fire his Wave-Motion Gun.
  • This Is a Drill: He just pops a drill out of his body in his attempt to destroy the Great Sacred Treasure.
  • Token Evil Teammate: During the Aurum arc. He commits his soldiers to fighting the Aurum off alongside the other gods, even helps Pit by destroying the massive shield protecting one of the Aurum fleet's motherships, but he makes no illusions about the fact that he's only doing this because only he has the right to exploit Earth, not some aliens.
  • Top God: He leads all of the gods of the underworld in Uprising, including Medusa, Thanatos, and Pandora.
  • Troll: Oh my good bloody Lord... He even gives Palutena a run for her money by having an almost permanent Troll Face!
  • Vacuum Mouth: Used to swallow Pit whole in Chapter 23.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: While the game is more Crapsaccharine than Saccharine due to the setting and nature of the game, it still is quite lighthearted. Hades on the other hand, is the God of Evil who seeks to destroy humanity to harvest their souls for his own greed. Laughably Evil moments aside, Hades is one of the more darker villains of the game.
  • Villain Has a Point: His statement to Pit about "what is the difference between reincarnating souls and removing souls from existence?" does make sense in retrospect. Pit is left almost speechless.
  • Villain Respect: Downplayed during the final battle, when Hades stops being The Nicknamer and refers to Pit by his proper name, which is something he only does for the other gods. Once you get far enough in the final boss fight he even busts out his deadliest attack for Pit being such a great adversary.
  • Villainous Breakdown: During his final battle with Pit. It's subtle, but it's there. At the beginning of the battle, he's his usual self. But as the fight wears on and Pit powers through everything he throws at him, his normally calm and smug demeanor starts to erode, which all comes to a head when Medusa attacks him, where he pretty much snaps and drops the polite facade altogether. However, by The Stinger, he's mostly back to his old self and even congratulates Pit on his victory.
  • Walking Spoiler: To such an extent that literally every single entry on the page was whited-out before advanced warning was given. In spite of being the villain for 64% of the game, nothing in promotional material prior to the game's release or even prior to his debut in the game itself indicated he even existed!
  • Wave-Motion Gun: His strongest attack during the final battle is a powerful laser he fires from a Third Eye on his forehead. It causes a Non Standard Game Over if Pit fails to fill the gauge before he fires.
  • Wolverine Claws: One of his attacks in his first fight with Pit has him swiping his claws at Pit.
  • Womb Level: Level 23 is his digestive tract, which according to the Idol description is apparently an alternate dimension.
  • Worthy Opponent: Appears to acknowledge Pit as one if The Stinger is any indication.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Medusa learns this the hard way.
  • Xanatos Gambit: If Pit kills the Phoenix, then Hades can start his war. If Pit spares the Phoenix, then the Phoenix will attack humanity. And from then on it doesn't matter who kills humans, whether it be themselves, his own forces, Viridi's forces, or even Palutena's forces when she's possessed by the Chaos Kin. Either way, he gets what he wants: souls.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Said almost verbatim to Medusa as he kills her.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: His soul motivation. The only purpose he has for starting a war and sending the Underworld Army to massacre everyone is to amass a large collection of souls. (That, and according to Hades they taste delicious.)

Underworld Commanders

    Twinbellows the Ferocious

A devil dog with two heads. Its body is wrapped in fire and spits out bullets of magma energy.

  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His strategy in the original Kid Icarus is to fire projectiles and advance (and occasionally jump). With enough Centurions, Pit can theoretically take him out before he reaches the other side of the room.
  • Breath Weapon: Can breath fire.
  • Bullfight Boss: In Uprising, if Pit manages to dodge his Charge Attack enough times, Twinbellows will eventually hit the wall and be stunned long enough for Pit to attack him.
  • Charge Attack: Twinbellows will attempt to ram Pit. On higher difficultes, it will spam this move repeatedly.
  • Expy: Of Cerberus from classical Greek Mythology as both are Hellhounds with multiple heads who serve as the guardian of the Underworld. Likely also of Orthrus, the two-headed brother of Cerberus.
  • Fireballs: Spits out fireballs.
  • Flaming Hair: His fur seems to be composed of fire.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has green glowing eyes.
  • Hellhound: He's the Guardian of the Underworld.
  • Meaningful Name: He has Twin heads and Bellows out fire. In Japanese, the name also works in a pun on Cerberus, his Classical Mythology counterpart.
  • Multiple Head Case: Has two heads. Hence the name.
  • Playing with Fire: His attacks in both the original and Uprising.
  • Tail Slap: In Uprising, one of his attacks is to smack Pit with his tail if he's behind him.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Caps off Chapter 1 of Uprising and takes less damage to defeat than most later bosses, though it's still a considerable threat on higher difficulty settings.
  • Wreathed in Flames: Its entire body in covered in the flames where fur should be.


Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Danny Mann (EN)

Hewdraw (Blue Head): "Hello there!"
Hewdraw (Purple Head): "It's snack time!"
Hewdraw (Red Head): "Mm! What a tender little morsel!"

A massive serpent that serves as one of the Underworld Army's commanders. Originally it comprised of one head and came out of water, but now it has two more heads and takes to the sky.

  • Affably Evil: They're a kind bunch of dragons. One in particular (the violet middle head) is very polite to Pit, even when he's trying to eat him. There's also one of the possible death quotes at the end of chapter 3:
    Hewdraw: Look how far you've come, Pit. I'm proud of you. (dies)
    Pit: Huh. You don't usually meet such nice bosses.
  • Breath Weapon: From fireballs to laser beams.
  • Bullfight Boss: The Head of Hewdraw's main attack is to roar and charge at Pit. Pit can cancel the attack and stun it if he shoots the Head in the mouth enough times.
  • The Brute: Serves as this for the Underworld Army.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Does not use one, but the Hewdraw Club is patterned after him.
  • Dumb Muscle: Particularly the blue head.
  • Evil Brit: The violet head has a distinct British accent.
  • Expy: Of the Hydra from Greek Mythology, being serpentine monsters with multiple heads an incredible regenerative powers. However, their regenerative powers are somewhat inverted. While Hydra can regrow its heads if they are cut off, Hewdraw's heads are capable of acting independently if severed and can regrow new bodies instantly.
  • Flight: Somehow is able to fly despite not having any visible wings.
  • Giant Flyer: Larger than Pit, but can still keep themselves aloft.
  • Graceful Loser: When defeated, the purple Hewdraw head compliments Pit and tells him how proud he is.
  • Healing Factor: They can regrow a new torso in mere minutes.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: One of the heads says he wants someone to put him out of his misery when the three are bickering amongst each other.
  • Jerkass: The blue Hewdraw head expresses joy at the knowledge that Pit killed the other two by the time of their battle if he's the last one, and during the Air Battle is the one who most expresses contempt in his fellow heads by calling them "dead weight". The violet head is less so, admitting he never liked the others in the Air Battle and claiming Pit "saved the best for last" for their final battle if he's the last one, but never directly insulting them either.
  • Laughably Evil: Can be a riot due to their bickering. Even when separate, they provide some hilarious lines.
  • Multiple Endings: Determined by the order you defeat the heads in Uprising. The blue Hewdraw will scream that he's too pretty to die. The purple Hewdraw will compliment Pit before dying. And the red Hewdraw will attempt to say something, but will explode before he can.
  • Multiple Head Case: Has three heads that have their own distinct personality, causing them to constantly bicker and argue with each other. Their bickering can get so bad that their sentences become impossible to process as they talk over each other.
  • Nice Guy: The red Hewdraw head is the one that tries to get the other heads to stop bickering in front of Pit (though failing), is the only one to express anger at the other two heads being shot off, and has the most chummy pre-battle dialogue with Pit for the last fight.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: The red and left head is the nice one (being the one who tries to calm the other heads down in front of Pit and expresses anger at Pit shooting them off), the blue and right head is the mean one (being the one who openly insults the other heads and expresses joy at them dying), and the purple and middle head is fittingly the in-between (being somewhat insulting to the others, but also the only one who acknowledges Pit's strength before dying).
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A three-headed, talking dragon whose heads can act independently of the main body and each have their own distinct personality.
  • So Proud of You: The purple head says this after Pit beats him as "Hewdraw Reborn" in Uprising, noting how far he's come from the old days and implying that he's the "original" Hewdraw Pit fought before.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Hewdraw Reborn demonstrates this just before the fight regardless of which head forms it, emphasized by coinciding with a roar that isn't part of the voice acting.
    Red Hewdraw Reborn: That's big talk, little FIRECRACKER!
    Blue Hewdraw Reborn: Now I'm finally FREE!
    Purple Hewdraw Reborn: Let's get down to BUSINESS!
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: Hewdraw Reborn would be a lot harder to fight against if he didn't keep spawning fireballs you can shoot to get him out of the water.
  • Tail Slap: Hewdraw Reborn can swipe its tail at Pit.
  • Talking Animal: A talking dragon.
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Hewdraw's heads are capable of surviving on their own if they are decapitated.
  • Yandere: All of them when under the influence of Palutena's monster pheromones, but the purple head takes it the farthest.

    T(h)anatos, God of Death 

Voiced by: Eiji Ito (JP), Danny Mann (EN)

"The extra H is for Hamazing!"

The God of Death. He's a bit on the crazy side.

  • Affably Evil: Really, working for the Underworld Army is the only thing that makes him evil. He's actually quite nice and personable, if not eccentric.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has dark green skin.
  • Antagonist Title: Thanatos Rising.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: As the God of Death, he gets perks like evil powers, health insurance... and free soda.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original game, he was just a snake that lived in Medusa's hair. Uprising reveals that he's the god of death, and a shapeshifter.
  • Battle Aura: In Chapter 14, he takes on Phosphora in the form of a "glow dragon"; unlike his other forms, it's a dragon-shaped aura that he uses to defend and attack rather than a complete transformation. Thanatos's true form is clearly visible in the dragon's head.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Though hammy and comedic, he's far from harmless. Case in point in Thanatos Rising where he effortlessly defeats a human army and takes control of one of their Trojan Horse Tanks, and almost manages to defeat Pit soon after.
  • Big Bad: Of the Thanatos Rising anime short.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He is a very effective fighter, and is Medusa's second-in-command, but his lazy and rather carefree nature gets in the way of his job (i.e. sending Reaper subordinates while relaxing in the Sea-floor Palace.)
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's utterly wacky, yet he's somehow Medusa's second-in-command. Pit and Palutena even Lampshade it.
    Pit: How did this guy get to be Medusa's second-in-command?
    Palutena: Beats me. Seniority?
  • Butt-Monkey: To put it simply, even Pit shows no respect for him.
  • Camp: Possibly the campiest villain in the whole show.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Let's just get it out there: Thanatos is nuts.
  • Confusion Fu: His shapeshifting powers combined with his wackiness makes him very unpredictable in battle.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: A complete and utter wackjob, but he's far from harmless. In Ch 14, he was able to hold his own against Phosphora and though he lost, was able to weaken her enough for Pit to fight her. And in Thanatos Rising, he shows just how dangerous he can be when he pus his mind to it.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has one on the right side of his mouth, but it's barely noticable.
  • Death Is Cheap: As the God of Death, he gets special privileges like "health insurance," which apparently translates to easy resurrection.
  • The Dragon: He's Medusa's second in command and Hades' after he reveals himself. He even transforms into a literal dragon while fighting Phosphora.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Reappears in Chapter 14 to battle Phosphora only to be defeated. Though how evil Phosphora is is debatable.
  • Famous Last Words: Parodied when he dies a second time, at the hands of Phosphora:
    "Farewell cryyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: Portrayed as this in Thanatos Rising. His politeness is a little less sincere and his jokes are more sardonic and a bit sadistic.
  • For the Evulz: In Thanatos Rising, he tries to destroy a human city for no other reason than pure amusement. Granted, he could have been harvesting souls for the Underworld, but he seemed to take a little too much enjoyment out of it.
  • Gag Lips: Has big, blue lips to go with his overall clown motif.
  • High-Speed Battle: Against Phosphora. He loses, but weakens her enough for Pit to fight her.
  • Large Ham: Lampshaded. According to Thanatos, the extra H in his name (previously Tanatos) stands for "Hamazing".
  • Large and in Charge: Not to the extend of Medusa or Hades, but he stands at an an impressive 330cm, or 10'10".
  • Laughably Evil: His childish personality makes him quite entertaining.
  • Made of Iron: Notably in that he takes quite a large amount of punishment in his appearances as an enemy whether his opponent is Pit or Phosphora. Against Pit, Thanatos fights the strongest fighter that Palutena has and continues fighting by alternating between different forms despite the continuous damage he sustains without slowing down. He then takes this even further when he fights Phosphora in Chapter 14 where his opponent is much faster than him and possibly just as powerful despite the the fact that he's a god and she isn't. To make up for a lack of speed to match, he appears to be absurdly durable as his fight against Phosphora lasts for nearly 80% of the entire air battle at the least and he just doesn't give up. Pit even comments that Thanatos is much faster than ever before and as it shows, the God of Death is able to keep pace with his opponent. In the end, the entire fight arguably worked out for Hades (being able to weaken the Forces of Nature by defeating their commander) since Thanatos can be revived by Hades, Phosphora is now at quite a disadvantage being heavily weakened since she has to retreat to recover. To put it forward, Thanatos fought Phosphora in an intense match where they both fought with everything they had and he was just about the only counter that Phosphora possibly had at that point and managed to inflict enough damage to make the Forces of Nature weak enough to be defeated. Pit would later fight Phosphora when she was still critically weakened and not even at her best and win due to that factor although Phosphora knew that she wouldn't have the best time.
  • Mad Hatter: Has definite shades of this. He even sounds like Disney's version of him.
  • Monster Clown: His appearance in Uprising invokes this.
  • Morphic Resonance: His forms has his green coloring and scarfs from his normal form.
  • Obviously Evil: What, were you expecting the God of Death to look nice?
  • Poisonous Person: His attacks in his normal form can inflict poison status.
  • Power Floats: He's never seen walking.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's very childish, easily offended, and overly sensitive, and when things don't go his way, he throws tantrums.

    Pandora, Goddess of Calamity 

Voiced by: Mariko Suzuki (JP), Nika Futterman (EN)
Click here to see Amazon Pandora (spoiler warning

"Do I look like a strategy guide? In case you haven't noticed...THIS ISN'T THE ASK AUNTIE PANDORA HOUR."

The Goddess of Deceit. She likes to confuse whoever tries to enter her realm. She is allied with Medusa.

  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear if Dark Pit killed her again at the climax of Ch. 22. Given her last words were a simple painful "OW!" and the fact that Dark Pit is still flightless at the end and thus didn't steal back her powers, there's ample evidence to suggest she simply fled the Rewind Spring after the battle's conclusion, but no one gives her another mention for the rest of the game.
  • And I Must Scream: If the dialogue in Ch. 22 is any indication, she was trapped in Dark Pit's wings for three years and fully aware the entire time, though she seems more concerned that Dark Pit took her powers than she was about being trapped in his wings.
  • Arch-Enemy: Found one in Dark Pit.
  • Ascended Extra: Was the easiest Boss (and boss of the next-to-last level) in the original Kid Icarus. Now plays a far bigger role in Uprising.
  • Badass Finger Snap: The way she activates some of her spells as Amazon Pandora.
  • Batman Gambit: Lured Pit to her Labrynth of Deceit on the gambit he'd be more interested in destroying her mirror than killing her, to use him to create Dark Pit. Too bad her plan blew up in her face when Dark Pit rebels against her.
  • Bishōnen Line: In Uprising, she eventually assumes a humanoid form called Amazon Pandora.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Like Thanatos, she's very eccentric and a very capable fighter.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In Uprising, her eccentric behavior is what makes her level so confusing.
  • Cool Sword: As Amazon Pandora, she wields a blue longsword.
  • Cute Bruiser: As Amazon Pandora, she's definitely easy on the eyes. But she's more than just a pretty face.
  • Dark Action Girl: She is a female villain who is fought four times over the course of the series (and that's not even counting two additional rematches in the bonus Boss Rush mode in Uprising), which is more than any other boss in the series.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She always has a snappy comment, however sometimes she yells rather than deliver them deadpan.
  • The Disembodied: Amazon Pandora's idol states that she was one of the Underworld's greatest warriors, but had an accident that cost her her body, forcing Pandora to take the form of a pure manifestation of her will.
  • Fangs Are Evil: In spirit form, she has pronounced fangs and jagged teeth that fit her appearance as a villain.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She seems jaded and sarcastic at first glance, brushing aside things with a nonchalant attitude. But as her idol says, it's all an act and she revels in trickery and deception.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: As Amazon Pandora. One of the first things she does after regaining her original form is to show off her new body. Doesn't stop her from fighting Dark Pit though.
  • Floating Mask: Her original design was reminiscent of a sentient mask.
  • Great Gazoo: She isn't called the Goddess of Deceit for nothing.
  • God of Evil: The Goddess of Calamity and Disasters.
  • Heart Beat-Down: Can fire heart-shaped projectiles and create heart-shaped barriers as Amazon Pandora.
  • Hot God: Not that one would expect looking at her spirit form, but as Amazon Pandora, she's a really beautiful and sexy young woman.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Pulls this in both her fights.
    • In her fight with Pit, after taking damage, she seemingly surrenders and allows Pit to destroy the Mirror of Truth. In reality, it was a Batman Gambit to create Dark Pit. Sadly for her, her plan quickly falls apart when Dark Pit turns on her.
    • During her fight with Dark Pit, after taking damage, she falls to the ground. However it's a trick as after a few seconds, she'll get to her feet and fire off heart-shaped energy blasts.
    Pandora: You got me... ...Just kidding!
  • Laughably Evil: Only Thanatos and Hades can rival her for the amount of snark and jokes coming out of her mouth.
    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?
    Pit: How'd you build a parking lot without hands?
    Pandora: Hard work and determination.
  • Mad Bomber: Can materialize bombs during her fights. Pit and Dark Pit can knock them back at her for extra damage, but it's much harder with Amazon Pandora since she's smaller, constantly warping around, and will often teleport herself right next to a bomb to kick it at Dark Pit.
  • Magic Knight: As Amazon Pandora. She fights with a sword and various deceptive magic.
  • Master Swordsman: As Amazon Pandora, she is quite skilled with a sword.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As Amazon Pandora, she is a Hot Goddess who enjoys Showing Off the New Body.
  • Nightmare Face: In her spirit form, her eyes and mouth are huge and somewhat demonic-looking. Quite a fair cry from her cute and pretty face as Amazon Pandora.
  • Playing with Fire: In her spirit form, she attacks by spitting out fireballs.
  • Power Floats: In both of her forms. Justified in her spirit form, as she has no legs.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As Amazon Pandora, her eyes go from purple to red.
  • Recurring Boss: You fight with her twice in Uprising with Pit and one more time as Dark Pit in both forms.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one against Dark Pit once she's revived from the Rewind Spring.
  • Sadly Mythcharacterized: Granted, Kid Icarus is only loosely inspired by Classical Mythology, but the original Pandora was a human woman whose curiosity led her to opening a vase (commonly referred to as Pandora's Box) that unleashed misery upon humanity. The Kid Icarus Pandora is a malicious Goddess of Calamity, Disasters, and Deceit. In the NES game, the only thing they had in common was their name. Uprising does contain one minor reference to the original myth and one nod: she spawns fake treasure chests called "Pandora's Boxes" that release a barrage of attacks if Dark Pit attempts to open them, and Amazon Pandora is human shaped. Still, Amazon Pandora has more in common with Aphrodite (the Goddess of Love and Beauty) than Pandora, being a beautiful goddess whose attacks are heart-themed.
  • Sanity Strengthening: Discussed by her at the start of Chapter 5's ground section, where she claims she is now trying to have a more balanced mentality. Her idol states that while she sounds jaded, it's just an act.
  • Showing Off the New Body: The first thing she says when she transforms into Amazon Pandora? "Eat your hearts out."
  • Straw Nihilist: Implied by this comment, assuming she wasn't just putting on a show:
    Pandora: What's the point of getting worked up? What's the point of anything, really?
  • Sword Beam: As Amazon Pandora, she can fire five of these from her sword.
  • Technicolor Fire: She seems to be made of blue fire in her redesign. But it turns into red fire when she's angry.
  • Turns Red: Literally. When angered, her spirit form goes from blue to red.
  • Trap Master: As Amazon Pandora, she can create traps that will hold Dark Pit in place and prevent him from running away from her attacks. He can still dodge them though.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes: An iconic feature of her fireball form. Her eyes appear blank white from a distance, but if you examine her closely you can see she actually has Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises. She looks like she's perpetually on the urge of snapping.
  • Wolverine Claws: Does not use any, but the Pandora claws are patterned after her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As Amazon Pandora, she has blue hair.

    Dark Lord Gaol 

Dark Lord Gaol

Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN)

"Ah, Palutena's little messenger boy. And Magnus, it's always a pleasure!"

A warlord aligned with Medusa. In the past, she (yes, she) was a childhood friend of Magnus, and the two fought monsters together as part of the same mercenary group.

  • All There in the Manual: 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 than a slave to the very evil she had fought against. But then it seems she has gained complete control over the cursed armor when you fight her and Magnus, complete with a total removal of the distorted, evil voice. It appears that Pit and Magnus quite literally beat the curse out of her (or that Dyntos just made her a new set).
  • Barrier Warrior: He uses a barrier that will reflect ranged attacks.
  • Casting a Shadow: He attacks with various blasts of dark energy.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: While it's hinted she's a skilled mercenary given her past with Magnus, it's because of the armor granting her many magical abilities that make her so dangerous in a fight.
  • Cool Sword: The Gaol Blade is modeled after her.
  • Demonic Possession: The dark lord's armor took control over her after the Underworld Army forced her to wear it.
  • Dual Boss: With Magnus late-game.
  • Dub Name Change: From "Gainas" in the Japanese version.
  • Energy Weapon: The dark lord can do a sweeping laser attack.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Most of her attacks involve using powerful magical abilities, though she loses the 'evil' part after she returns as a Dual Boss.
  • Expy: Magnus and Gaol had a similar affair to Guts and Griffith's in Berserk. Magnus has a similar personality, looks, occupation, fighting style and weapon to Guts so the comparison between Gaol and Griffith AKA Femto is a pretty easy one, but to play on the players' expectations, Gaol is quite different to Griffith and more closely resembles Casca.
  • Flunky Boss: Gaol can summon underworld monsters while a part of the Underworld Army.
  • Foreshadowing: "Gaol" sounds a bit like "gal," doesn't it? Also, throughout the level Magnus only refers to her by name, never by any pronouns that would give away her gender.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: She's quite difficult to pin down as Gaol constantly moves around the room, though thankfully Magnus can provide a decent distraction.
  • Horned Humanoid: When wearing the armor.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is quite fast, despite the heavy armor, and is strong enough to send Magnus and Pit flying with a spin of the cape.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is another word for "Prison" and an alternate spelling of the word "Jail", hinting at her being imprisoned in the armor. It also spells gal if you take out the o.
  • Parody: Word of God states that she (while possessed by the armor) is a parody of RPG final bosses.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Her real face even looks like Samus's! It's even more fitting considering she's inside a set of armor. Interestingly, in-universe, Pit seems to only be surprised that she was human.
  • She Is the King: Her title is "Dark Lord", adding to the surprise.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Even better, the armor itself is cursed and turned her evil when she put it on.
  • Tin Tyrant: She's decked out in a large suit of dark-purple, red, and green armor with spikes and horns all over it.
  • Token Human: Out of the Underworld Army.
  • Use Your Head: An effective tactic when you have a helmet with horns on it.
  • Voice of the Legion: Has this when first seen. Subverted by her second appearance as it was a voice syntheiser to disguise that she was a woman. Her voice is more feminine, but still slightly distorted.

    The Great Reaper
The leader of the Reapers and the boss of the Reaper's Fortress, the Great Reaper apparently sends its subordinates to collect the souls of the humans fighting in the war.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His head and toes, and more obviously the crack in his skull during the last leg of the fight.
  • Dub Name Change: From the considerably less threatening "Big Reaper" in the Japanese version.
  • Eye Beams: Can fire these at Pit.
  • Flunky Boss: He does summon Reapettes, but only if he lands a hit on Pit with his Eye Beams.
  • King Mook: Essentially a far bigger, far stronger version of the normal Reaper.
  • Mighty Glacier: Hits like a tank, but moves as slowly as one too.
  • Power Tattoo: Does not use one, but the Great Reaper Palm is patterned after him.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Two of its attacks, where it either just takes a step, or it starts jumping into air to crash back onto the ground.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Its eyes and its necklace.
  • Sinister Scythe: It's as big as its body, and it can even fire Sword Beams out of it.
  • Spin Attack: If Pit is on the second floor, the Great Reaper can spin its body around with its scythe in an effort to hit him. As it gets more damaged, it will start spinning faster and longer.
  • Villains Out Shopping: His idol states that in his free time, he actually shinks himself to normal size to take strolls in his fortress. When he is first seen, he actually looks like a regular reaper, then grows to his giant size after noticing Pit.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: He was an elder Reaper that gained his power by eating a large amount of souls.

    The Underworld Gatekeeper 

The Underworld Gatekeeper

A powerful robotic member of the Underworld Forces, that, true to its name, guards the entrance to Medusa's castle in the Underworld.

  • Beam Spam: It fires orange orbs, blue beams, homing red projectiles, massive lasers, rings of electricity, and green circular barriers.
  • Gate Guardian: It guards the entrance to Medusa's Castle in the Underworld.
  • Humongous Mecha: It's a large mech bristling with weapons designed to guard Medusa.
  • Immune to Bullets: While its weapon systems can be disabled with enough damage, its body is immune to Pit's weapons, and is only taken out when Dark Pit kicks its head.
  • Leitmotif: A simple, yet fast-paced and chaotic melody by Motoi Sakuraba.
  • Light Is Not Good: Is the most vibrant colored member of the Underworld.
  • Ramming Always Works: It can fold up and shoot off at high speeds to ram at Pit.

    Soul-Eating Monster 
A massive eel-like creature that patrols the City of Souls. As the name suggests, it feasts on any unfortunate soul that crosses its path, though it's not afraid to try and chomp on an angel.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Dark Pit needs to destroy the bulb-like growths on its back before he can shoot it in the mouth and kill it.
  • Extra Eyes: It has multiple black eyes on its face like a spider.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: It has large, saw-blade-like teeth in its mouth.
  • Slippery as an Eel: It resembles a giant gulper eel.
  • Soul Eating: It's in the name. However, it's perfectly willing to try and chomp down on Dark Pit when they cross paths.
  • Team Pet: Hades affectionately refers to it as "Chomper" and calls it "adorable."
  • Time-Limit Boss: If Dark Pit doesn't kill it after a certain amount of time, it will stop attacking him and just take off, apparently in search of easier prey.

    Heart of Hades 

Heart of Hades

An odd entity representing Hades's heart, existing within Hades.

  • Armless Biped: Though it does seem to have two blood vessel-like tentacles, it never uses them for anything or even seems to control them at all.
  • Celestial Body: Its body coloration looks like a night sky, deep blue with small white "stars". Has an Unmoving Plaid effect to it, as well.
  • Chasing Your Tail: The design of the stage regularly invokes this, regardless of who's attacking.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: When it's not directly attacking Pit, it's mindlessly speeding around its maze while sending exploding clones at him.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Pit can't help but find it adorable during the boss battle.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Moves surprisingly fast considering its rather stubby legs, especially when it Turns Red.
  • Made of Explodium: Its clones. The heart itself also explodes upon defeat
  • Me's a Crowd: Its most potent ability is to create exploding clones of itself.
  • Organ Autonomy: It's a heart that seems to act independently of Hades himself, and Pit's destroying it doesn't seem to hinder Hades much.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Its main method of attack is to drop bombs behind it for Pit to run into, or to make exploding clones of itself. This changes when it Turns Red, at which point it will try to bum-rush Pit with a powerful charge.
  • Turns Red: Goes on a rampage towards Pit each time it receives enough damage.
  • Visual Pun: When you deal enough damage in one bout, it Turns Red and starts speeding up... which means that you got Hades' Heart racing.

Underworld Soldiers

    Eggplant Wizards
These enemies place a spell on Pit to turn him into an eggplant.
  • Ascended Extra: Was just another Underworld Enemy in the original. Due to his legendary annoying ability, he not only landed a main cast role in Captain N: The Game Master (unlike Medusa, who was only in one episode as a Mook), but also made it to the front cover Of Myths And Monsters.
  • Black Magic: Laugh all you want, but being turned into an Eggplant is still considered a Curse.
  • Cyclops
  • Demoted to Extra: in Uprising he's back to being just an Elite Mook, only now with his eggplant attacks considerably nerfed. He still manages to gain some commercial representation through the trailers, however.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: In this case it is another hint eggplant wizards are not human, as if the fact they are purple and have no noses was not enough.
  • Gag Lips: It gets to the point that it's lips make up the near entirety of it's head's bottom
  • Nerf
    • His infamous spell is a bit less dangerous in Uprising, as it simply wears off after a while rather than forcing Pit to frantically run to a hospital. Justified, though, as Palutena is watching over Pit and uses her powers to shorten the time Pit is an eggplant. But to sort of counter this loss, the spell now acts like a grenade, turning Pit into an eggplant if caught in the radius and also doubling as a sort of pseudo-Poison effect.
    • Eggplant Wizards were frequently encountered in pairs during the first game, but in Uprising they are usually solitary. This is also made up for, slightly, by the fact the wizards now move much faster, more actively target Pit, and can jump.

    Reapers and Reapettes 

Reapers and Reapettes
Skeletal residents of the Underworld that lead souls of the dead to their resting place. They are easily excitable and summon small versions of themselves, called Reapettes, when an opponent is spotted.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Justified, their boss is Thanatos, who is given "evil powers" as part of his job description. A non evil reaper would not be getting any work.
  • Background Music Override: A sign that one has seen Pit, and the music will not change back until all Reapers that have seen him calm down, or are defeated.
  • Dark Is Evil: While it's their job to lead souls to the underworld, Palutena notes that they're still evil and crazy.
  • Elite Mook: In the first game's non fortress levels. They take more hits to defeat than anything else around and fill the air with additional enemies until dealt with while actively ramming Pit, although they can be avoided. Still serve this role for the Underworld forces in Uprising, although downplayed their, as they can be found in the same areas as the wizards, players also have to worry about the even tougher clubberskulls and mimicuties and they can be more easily avoided.
  • Enemy Summoner: They charge at Pit shortly after summoning reapettes after him.
  • The Grim Reaper: Although in this series there are multiple reapers working for the god of death.
  • Psychopomp: Their job is to guide souls of the departed to the underworld
  • Sinister Scythe: It is just for show prior to Kid Icarus Uprising, but they do swipe at Pit with it once making the jump to 3D.
  • Sissy Villain: In the original game, they seem to blow a total hissy fit and summon their Reapettes by kicking and screaming frantically.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Elevated to borderline-Demonic Spider status in Uprising, as not only do they actively attack Pit now, but they take a lot of hits to bring down and they hit like a truck.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Have their own specialized hot-spring for their fortress.

    Tempura Wizard
An underworld monster that has shrimp tempura for a head and sits in a rice bowl. He can turn his enemies into tempura with his spells as well, chasing them and, if caught, eating them.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Has a single eye on his tempura head, that is somehow replaced by a mouth when he starts chasing his victims.
  • Deep-Fried Whatever: Justified, as it is based off of a real world dish, albeit one that is a little out of place in the Greece of antiquity...
  • Ethnic Magician: Everything besides his non human head suggests so in a series full of light skinned characters. Although shrimp catching and rice farming do lend themselves to tanning, the underworld doesn't get it's light from the sun...
  • The Rival: To the Eggplant Wizard.
  • Scary Black Man: His head aside, the Tempura Wizard has a brown skin-tone. It's even darker than Magnus.
  • Slouch of Villainy: When not chasing angels-turned-tempura, he casts spells while reclining on a rice bowl.
  • Spikes of Villainy: It's rice bowl has horns, for some reason.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Subverted. It looks like he'd be one to the Eggplant Wizard, but is in fact quite a bit worse: being turned into a tempura tires you out instantly upon trying to run, and letting him catch and eat you is a One-Hit Kill. On the other hand, tempura wizards cannot match the newfound agility of their eggplant rivals.
  • To Serve Man: In a fashion; he turns his victims into shrimp tempura before eating, and Pit isn't entirely human to begin with. That doesn't necessarily mean he hasn't done this with humans before, though.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Take a guess.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: While wearing tempura pants, naturally.

  • Advertised Extra: All the monsters are represented by the Keepah enemy in the story section of the NES manual.
  • Affably Evil: Should one watch what they do before shooting them, they can be pretty amusing (i.e. being tossed about by wind, swimming in the ocean, watching characters fight, riding on Monoliths, being hit by things and shot at, and doing Interface Screw.)
  • Always Chaotic Evil: The overwhelming majority want to kill Pit, and failing that, anything else that is not an underworld monster. They are the only forces that will attack Pit without provocation even when nominally allied with him. With that clear, they sometimes do take pleasure in non-violent activities when non underworld monsters are not readily available.
  • And I Must Scream: Collins are Centurions that have been taken over by Phils, toxic worms that live inside in their bodies.
  • Bandit Mook: Plutons and Pluton Flies will steal Pit's weapons and sell them to the Black Marketeer.
  • Cyclops: More than half of the Underworld creatures are this.
  • Dark Is Evil: Played With in that they were around before the goddess of darkness was banished to the underworld. She just found it ridiculously easy to turn them into her personal army.
  • Everyone Hates Hades: Hades' roman name is used as the basis for Pluton, an annoying Bandit Mook.
  • Evil Is Visceral: The Clubberskull enemy resembles a giant human heart with an eyeball, and it is typically sealed away in the form of a large skull. It's so grotesque in appearance, it practically borders on being an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Gag Nose: Specknoses, which are patterned after Groucho Marx glasses.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: The Snong has two large disembodied arms that it uses to crush Pit. In a unique case, its arms only appear when summoned.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: When an Erinus splits into two, its lower half is wearing pink striped boxers.
  • The Goomba:
    • The winged snakes called Shenum fill this role, being common mooks that are very easy to beat.
    • The enemy Shulm also looks similar to a Goomba, particularly in the original NES game. The Uprising versions are a little too specialized and dangerous to qualify, however.
  • The Heartless: In Uprising; the underworld forces are created from souls of the dead, and tons of souls are required to create just one creature.
  • Helpful Mook: For a brief while during the Aurum invasion arc where they help dispose of the alien invaders, though they still attack Pit when unoccupied.
  • Informed Attribute:
    • The manual describes Uranos as a very powerful and dangerous God of the Sky, drawing him as a fire breathing giant. In-game Uranos is an easily defeated dwarf with no special powers.
    • The Shulm enemy is described as having a disarmingly meek appearance in its Idol description, though its actual appearance is rather monstrous.
  • Kick Chick: Having only legs to attack with, Mimicuties are this by default. They're not truly underworld monsters so much as wanderers who like to kill adventurers, but Hades is able make deliberate use of several.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Most of the creatures that serve as mooks are downright bizarre.
  • Taken for Granite: Igniots turn Pit to stone as a status effect. It's only thanks to Palutena's protection that the effect is temporary.
  • Tentacled Terror: Octos, as the name implies, is an octopus-like monster.

Forces of Nature


Viridi, Goddess of Nature

Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto (JP), Hynden Walch (EN, Uprising, Super Smash Bros. 4), Dayci Brookshire (EN, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

"Good riddance, human scum! The world's better off without you!"

As the title implies, she's the proclaimed Goddess of Nature. Desires the obliteration of mankind for their numerous offenses against nature, and proceeds to act upon it once they impulsively start an international war over Hades' rumors about the Wish Seed.

  • A-Cup Angst: Implied by this exchange between her and Palutena in Ch 22 after Pandora reveals her true form.
    Viridi: Someone's overcompensating!
    Palutena: Feeling a little inadequate, Viridi?
  • Admiring the Abomination: A variant. She deeply cares for her Forces of Nature troops, referring to them as her children and even naming them herself. She seems to have a special love for her Bumpety Bombs, however.
  • Affably Evil: She's a colossal bitch most of the time, but she can get along with others sometimes.
  • All Girls Like Ponies: She sounds really enthusiastic when she mentions the unicorns on the lightning chariot.
  • A Mother to Her Men: She outright refers to the Forces of Nature as her children.
  • Anti-Villain: Type III given that she has a valid point about humans, but goes about correcting them in a highly destructive manner.
  • Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: In Chapter 18 , when she reveals that she can grant Pit the Power of Flight like Palutena.
    Viridi: "Anything Palutena can do, I can do better!"
  • Apocalypse How: Attempts to invoke Species Extinction on humans through strategic use of her Reset Bombs.
  • Arc Villain: For Chapters 11-14, where she overrides Hades as the current main threat for those chapters.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has an unhealthy, near psychopathic hatred of humanity and is prone to frequently lashing out in anger.
  • Badass Adorable: She looks like a little girl. She also has an offscreen battle with Hades just prior to the Aurum invasion, with both deities claiming themselves to be winning the engagement before being interrupted.
  • Badass Boast: If Pit happens to be equipped with Claws in Chapters 19 and 20, he and Viridi might strike up a conversation about them, with the latter claiming that her fingernails alone could carve up mountains and rivers and dig right to the core of the earth. Pit just tells her that she must have the worst cuticles.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Pulls this off in Chapter 17 where she out of nowhere commands two of her Nutskis to stop Pit's fall by carrying a small-sized chunk of rock for him to land on. Pit tries to ask Viridi for her reason for doing so but she cuts him off and tells him to be ready to fight the Aurum. Her rescue in Chapter 17 is possibly hinted at by her choice of words in Chapter 16 where she tells Pit that she's not here to help him but that keeping him alive is in her best interests (or view) for now. This is actually quite relevant as her actions as a result of Chapter 16 show up as trivial later on. In the second half of Chapter 17, only Pit has the natural fighting instincts backed by being pretty smart which helps avoid situations where the 'brainless' mooks such as the Centurions, Underworld Forces and Forces of Nature main bulk would fail to even have a chance. By now, Pit is the only being present who has the best chances of winning so Viridi wasn't really lying when she was keeping Pit safe in Chapter 16.
    • Chapters 18 (final segment) to Chapter 21 and most likely from then until the game ends. Starting from Chapter 19, with Palutena now out of service due to the Chaos Kin, Viridi steps up to act as Pit's guide and provides him with the same help Palutena herself did prior to Chapter 18. The start of Chapter 19 has her sending in some of her own forces to assist Pit by having them fight the Underworld Forces that are attempting to stop Pit, with the bonus that she teleports them out of the fight should you try to hit them or if they are in your way of attacking another enemy before your hits actually strike them. Chapter 21 has her moment during the battle against the Chaos Kin, before it can flee once it realizes it's been spotted, Viridi quickly puts up a barrier that prevents it, Pit and Dark Pit from leaving, effectively stopping its retreat. During the battle she puts up an electro-trap in the center of the arena which you can use by cleverly baiting the Chaos Kin to dash at you and run into it instead, allowing you and Dark Pit to land a good number of needed blows should you be unable to keep up with the Chaos Kin's speed. These Chapters also seem to have some importance too her quote from Chapter 16 when asked if she was 'helping' Pit, although there was Dark Pit in this case (it took both Pit and Dark Pit to defeat the Chaos Kin though) as he wasn't present in the Aurum Arc.
    • Chapter 23. Entirely offscreen but the words that Hades tells Pit indicates that Viridi is taking a huge risk by having her forces attack Hades in a bold and daring attempt to save Pit even when Hades by himself is by far leagues stronger than her entire army. Maybe this is why said boss is a coward during the boss battle.
  • Big Good: Takes the role during Chapters 18-21 due to Palutena being Brainwashed and Crazy/Taken for Granite. The main menu even changes to match her style.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: For humans, considering that Mother Nature herself, one of the most idolized deities in mankind, is shown to have an unhealthy hatred for them all.
  • Black-and-Grey Morality: Though Viridi wants to exterminate humanity, she's also against the destruction and harvesting of souls committed by the Underworld Army.
  • Black-and-White Insanity: With regards to humanity. She views humans as inherently evil and destructive beings who are incapable of change.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Having the appearance of an eight-year-old girl, she fits this in comparison to the other gods. To put this in perspective, when she first appears on the top screen, she's "standing" behind some mountains, and having the 3D depth turned up will show her much further in the distance than most gods — in other words, she uses forced perspective to look taller than she might usually be.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Played with. On the few occasions Pit blatantly breaks the wall, she immediately tries to shut him down but inevitably does it herself in the process.
  • Can't Take Criticism: In Chapter 22, Dark Pit outright tells her and Palutena that they and their "stupid wars" are just as responsible for throwing the world out of balance as Hades is; while Palutena actually has the guts to admit that Dark Pit isn't entirely wrong, Viridi is just pissed that a "little nothing" like him would dare speak to her like that.
  • Catchphrase: Doesn't actually have one, but it might as well be her snide "Ugh!" considering how often she says it.
  • Cat Smile: When she's gloating. Sometimes crosses over into Psychotic Smirk.
  • The Cavalry: Happens offscreen, but she sends her army to attack Hades while Pit is trapped in his belly.
  • Character Exaggeration: Viridi is more of a Deadpan Snarker in the English dub than she is in the original Japanese version, where she's more of a Tsundere.
  • Colony Drop: Drops Reset Bombs on the places that are being destroyed by humans. Succeeds the first time, but it always fails later.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Though Viridi doesn't merit all the blame, in Ch. 20, she does admit that the Chaos Kin scenario could've been avoided all together had she or Arlon explained the purpose of the Lunar Sanctum.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blonde hair and gold eyes.
  • Cute and Psycho: A goddess with the appearance of an 8-year-old and a disturbing hate for humanity.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She really, really loves her Bumpety Bombs.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Doesn't come as a shock, given that everybody else is one, but she stands out among everyone else. Even Pit points out she always insults him whenever he opens his mouth.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Pit anyway. As the two are forced to work together, she begins to warm up to him. Only time will tell whether this will extend to humanity as a whole.
  • Dub Name Change: From "Naturé, King of Nature" in the Japanese version.
  • Dude Magnet: The Viridi Palm, which is equippable by nearly every type of playable character, is only equippable by anyone completely devoted to her.
  • Enemy Mine: Viridi partners up with Palutena and Hades to fight the Aurum invasion. She also helps Pit out during the Chaos Kin arc, filling in for Palutena.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She's outright appalled when she realizes just how many souls it takes to make an army of Underworld monsters, even though those souls are those of the humans she so despises. Also, despite being a firm believer in Humans Are Bastards, she nonetheless makes it clear that she sees humans as the Lesser of Two Evils compared to the Underworld Army.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: For a given value of evil, anyway. She just doesn't understand what Pit and Palutena see in humanity and frequently questions why they would fight for a species she considers inferior. At the end, after Hades is defeated, she gets into one last debate with them about humanity, but quickly storms off in annoyance when she can't convince them otherwise.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: A variation in that she doesn't explain her own power, but that of one of her mooks:
    Viridi: That's a Jitterthug. Melee attacks won't hurt him at all when he's red. And when he's green, shooting him won't work! What are you gonna do now?
    Pit: Uh... I guess I'll just melee him when he's green and shoot him when he's red.
    Viridi: But... Oh, darn it!
    Palutena: Thanks for the advice!
  • Expy: Of the Greek goddess of harvest/nature Demeter, especially since she cannot stand Hades and how if she doesn't get her way, she won't hesitate to destroy humanity.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards humanity. And she's not shy about it either.
  • Femme Fatalons: She states that her nails can tear the very earth and the planet asunder, but a closer look reveals her nails are that of a child. She was probably referring to the Viridi Claws.
  • Foil
    • To Palutena. Both characters help Pit out during the game and both possess similar powers, but their stances on humans are polar opposites of each other. Palutena is aware that humans are flawed, but believe that they have the potential to grow, learn, and change, while Viridi believes that humans are inherently evil and destructive and incapable of change.
    • Also to Medusa. While Medusa is perfectly willing to desolate the planet just to spite humanity and hates them because they don't worship her enough, Viridi is trying to preserve as much non human matter as possible and finds human devotion disgusting.
  • Fortune Teller: Apparently, she does this service. Pyrrhon failed to take this into account, as he claims the Aurum were mentioned in the Book of Divine Prophecy, to which Viridi immediately states that she has no recollection of the passage he "quotes".
  • Friendly Enemy: Insults and sarcastic remarks aside, she and Pit get along pretty well when they're working together, especially in their random conversations. Taken Up to Eleven in Super Smash Bros., where it's confirmed that they're still at war with each other, yet Viridi is perfectly willing to help Pit out either way.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Played viciously straight through the use of her Reset Bombs, which are tailor-made to kill humans and destroy their cities, while leaving natural habitats and wildlife alone, and then expanding into twisted forests.
  • Garden Garment: Her clothing seems mostly made out of flowers and other natural materials. Fitting given her status as "Goddess of Nature".
  • Good Is Not Nice: Though she gradually warms up to Pit and helps him on several occasions, her snarky and bratty attitude combined with her volatile temper makes getting along with her a bit of a chore, to say the least.
  • Granola Girl: Well, she is the Goddess of Nature.
    I use cloth shopping bags! I compost my food scraps! And I separate my garbage into fifteen types!
  • Green Thumb: Comes with the title of "Goddess of Nature".
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's not entirely difficult to make her angry.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: At first, she's a villain, then becomes allies with Pit and Palutena over the course of the game to defeat the Aurum and Hades. According to Dark Pit's Palutena's Guidance conversation in Smash 4, after the events of Uprising, she's gone back to being Pit's enemy.
    Viridi: Just because we fought together once doesn't mean we're all buddy-buddy now.
  • Heel–Face Turn: That being said, however, her opinions on humans do not seem to have changed.
  • Humans Are Bastards: While all of the gods have this belief to some degree, she is the standout example. And this belief gets taken to dangerous extremes.
  • Hypocrite:
    • She claims that humans are selfish and destructive and that she must destroy them before they do further harm to the earth. While technically she has a point, her actions are just as destructive, if not more so.
    • Played for laughs in the Japanese version. She'll criticize Pit's name for being a cliche pun off of Cupid. Even though in Japan, her name is Nature. It's not even in any sort of language.
  • Immortal Immaturity: As old as the earth, but has the mentality and emotional maturity of an 8-year-old.
  • Implied Love Interest: It's worth noting that she goes all Tsundere for Pit eventually, and the Pit-equippable Viridi Palm is (according to it's description) only worn by those completely devoted to Viridi. When Palutena teases her for having a soft spot for him, Pit admits he's not completely against the idea.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Insists that she's only helping Pit because it's in her best interest to do. While that is true due to the circumstances, her Suspiciously Specific Denial makes it obvious that she really does care about him.
  • Jerkass: Volatile, immature, bratty, hypocritical, and bossy. Basically the quintessential Bratty Half-Pint.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eventually turns into this with some Character Development as she eventually warms up to Pit. However, it doesn't really apply to humanity.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Played with. Both Pit and Palutena agree that she has valid points about humans, but they both insist that her actions are completely wrong.
    • While she is a jerk about it, she's also right to call out Palutena on blaming only Hades and herself for the Aurum showing up on Earth, pointing out that Palutena and Pit raised quite a bit of destruction themselves fighting Medusa before they even got started.
  • Karma Houdini: She's the only Goddess that Pit doesn't fight, thanks to the Aurum invading before he can march on a direct attack. You fight her servants instead, as well as destroying the base where she makes the Reset Bombs, the Lunar Sanctum, and the Thundercloud Temple. While she eventually warms up and becomes friendlier to Pit, she never apologizes or is punished for killing off a considerable amount of humans.
  • Kick the Dog: Viridi goes out of her way to be cruel when revealing that Palutena has gone mad, accusing her of a Face–Heel Turn despite knowing about the Chaos Kin controlling her and deliberately slamming Pit headfirst into the magic force-field protecting Palutena's temple.
  • Kill All Humans: Viridi believes mankind to be a blight that will ultimately destroy the world, and to save nature, she must bomb them all to hell.
  • Knight Templar: Towards the earth, justifing her actions by saying that she must exterminate the humans to save the earth from further damage.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: She views humans as the lesser of the two in the war against the Underworld. As for herself, it's clear that she's this compared to the other baddies in the game, since everything she does is for the Earth's sake; everyone else wishes to screw the world up even farther.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Viridi hates humans and wants them wiped out, but she's a Well-Intentioned Extremist who does it to save nature, making her this against Medusa's vengeance-driven goals against humanity for no longer worshipping her and Palutena for punishing her, Hades' gluttony for souls and power, the Chaos Kin's destruction for destruction's sake, and the Aurum's desire to strip the entire planet of life.
  • Little Miss Badass: The Goddess of Nature and the leader of the Forces of Nature is no more physically imposing than your average eight-year-old.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She's little, and she's really snarky.
  • Meaningful Name: "Viridi" came from the word viridis, which means either green, young, fresh, lively, or youthful. Considering she's the Goddess of Nature with a young appearance, you would think that it would be her Japanese name as well. It isn't, her Japanese name is "Naturé" which is, well... Take a wild guess.
  • Mission Control: During the Chaos Kin arc. After you beat the game, you can choose to switch between her and Palutena.
  • Mister Big: Having the body of an eight-year-old girl, most of the cast, including Pit and her commanders, tower over her. In principle, at least. During gameplay, she only "physically" appears while projecting herself as a miles-high colossus.
  • Morality Pet: Pit becomes one to her. The only explanation as to why she's never punished for her crimes is that she's developed a soft spot for him.
  • Nature Spirit: The Goddess of Nature.
  • Never My Fault: Viridi doubles down on Pit after Hades accuses him of being responsible for the chaos of Palutena and the Centurions attacking by accusing Pit and Palutena of freeing the Chaos Kin. In reality, the destruction of the Lunar Sanctum was the inevitable result of Pit and Palutena trying to stop Viridi on the one hand on the one hand and Arlon both engaging them in battle and refusing to discuss the true purpose of the sanctum on the other (both of which he did on Viridi's orders).
  • No, You: Viridi has valid points about humans, but her biggest detriment is her inability to accept that she is wrong or at least be able to justify her views without flying off the handle like Posideon. When Pit and Palutena point out that killing humanity is not the answer, she always shrugs it off, saying they're doing the same thing to the Underworld forces. Despite hating and attacking the Underworld herself. Later, in chapter 22, when Dark Pit tells her that she and the other gods are just as responsible for disrupting the balance as Hades is, Viridi is just pissed that a "little nothing" like him would dare to speak to her like that, contrasting Palutena, who actually admits that Dark Pit isn't entirely wrong.
  • Not Me This Time: Does this with the Aurum, pointing out to Pit she had nothing to do with them.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In Chapter 19, after the Chariot Master dies in his fight with Pit, Viridi comforts Pit by telling him that the Chariot Master was an honorable warrior and Pit should not let his death be in vain. It's one of the rare moments where Viridi stops being a Jerkass.
    • Likewise, when Pit begs Viridi to give him the Power of Flight to rescue Dark Pit, she initially refuses since it's already been used. In contrast to her usual abrasive and snarky nature, she sounds genuinely concerned for his safety, and her tone becomes significantly more desperate when she reluctantly agrees to use it. After all is said and done, she actually sounds sad when explaining Pit's situation, showing she's actually grown to care about him.
  • Orcus on His Throne: If her Badass Boast is to be taken at face value, she's more than powerful enough to wipe out humanity on her lonesome, but instead relies on her Reset Bombs and her Forces of Nature to do it for her.
  • Pest Controller: Some of the monsters in the Forces of Nature are insects.
  • Physical God: She's a literal goddess and claims to be powerful enough to casually rip through entire mountain ranges and dig to the core of the earth with her fingernails alone if she wanted to.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: One seemingly made of natural materials.
  • Power Tattoo: Does not have one, but the Viridi Palm takes the appearance of a tattoo of her on the wearer's right arm.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: When dropping her last reserved Reset Bomb on the Pyrrhon-controlled Aurum:
    "Time to let nature take its course."
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Though more mature than Thanatos, she has her moments. Once she makes a Heel–Face Turn, the "psychopathic" part mostly leaves.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even when tied up in a ponytail, it's still long. Picture what it would look like untied.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Word of God states she has the body of an 8 year old, but being a goddess, she's clearly much older. She states the reason she looks so young is because she takes care of her skin. When Pit asks her how old she is, she simply states that she's immortal.
  • She Is the King: Her title in the Japanese game is "King of Nature".
  • Ship Tease: An easy to miss moment in Chapter 16 suggests she might have a soft spot for Pit. To drive it home further, the Viridi Palm is a weapon only usable by beings completely devoted to her. It's also a weapon that Pit can use. And it paints her face on a heart on his arm.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her staff resembles one.
  • Staff of Authority: Like the other two main goddesses in this game, she has one.
  • Stealth Pun: She's the goddess of nature and refers to her minions as her children. She's mother nature.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: In her official artwork. Also extends to her troops.
  • Tsundere: A fierce Type A, especially towards Pit. Whenever she helps him, she claims that it's simply in her best interest to do so. Palutena even lampshades it at one point. Outright called one in the Japanese version. Localized as Little Miss Cactus.
  • The Unfought: Justified that you fight her minions and commanders, and that from Chapter 15 on, there's always bigger threats that end up drawing Viridi into battling with you.
  • Wolverine Claws: Does not use any, but she possibly created the Viridi Claws.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Decides to end human-related devastation of nature by ending the human race itself. Both Pit and Palutena admit that she has a valid point, but insist that Viridi is going about it the wrong way.
  • The Worf Barrage: Tries to use her last remaining Reset Bomb on the Aurum Brain housing, to destroy the metal shell. She scores a hit and the usual forest grows from the impact site, but Pyrrhon simply sets the entire thing on fire, burning the forest away in seconds.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Invokes this for herself and Palutena in Super Smash Brothers, claiming that what humans see when they look at her is simply the part they're able to comprehend.

Forces of Nature Commanders

    Cragalanche the Mighty 

Cragalanche the Mighty


A rocky golem-like being that is an extremely loyal servant of Viridi's. He is one of the leaders of her forces, similar to how Pit leads Plautena's forces.

  • Acrofatic: He's quite mobile for a giant rock monster. One attack even has him briefly hovering in midair.
  • Anti-Villain: He only attacks Pit out of loyalty for Viridi.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His glowing butthole, which Viridi screams she told him to "get that fixed" when Pit points it out. There a special bonus for completing his introductory chapter without doing this.
  • BFG: Does not use one, but a weapon called the Cragalanche Cannon is modeled after him.
  • The Brute: Of the Forces of Nature.
  • Bullfight Boss: Pit has to get behind him to Attack Its Weak Point.
  • Charge Attack: One of his moves has him charging at Pit like a meteor.
  • Death from Above: This is how he is introduced. Fittingly, his idol states that he tends to arrive on the front lines like a meteor. One attack during the fight has him attempting to fall on Pit.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His main method of attack is manipulating rocks.
  • Dub Name Change: From "Rocka" in the Japanese version.
  • Elemental Powers: Rock and melted rock
  • Giant Hands of Doom: One of his attacks has him enlarging his right hand to perform a Megaton Punch at Pit.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has glowing red and unblinking eyes.
  • Magma Man: Some of his other attacks involve throwing rocks of molten magma and charging at Pit like a meteor.
  • The Quiet One: Described as the strong, quiet type by Viridi. She talks for him and uses Hulk Speak. She claims it's because he's a rock. Yeah, a living, battle-capable rock.
  • Rock Monster: A walking anthropomorphic crag.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: One of his strongest moves involves punching the ground with both fists, releasing a massive explosion in front of himself. It has a noticeable wind up and a delay before the explosion, so it's possible to get out of range before it goes off.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: Nearly all of his attacks expose his weak point, and the ones that don't actually have weak points so they can be stopped.
  • Tunnel King: He can burrow underground at tremendous speed to perform a Shoryuken.
  • Whip It Good: He can turn his left hand into a whip. It can be stopped if Pit shoots the glowing red spot before he swings it.

    Arlon the Serene 

Arlon the Serene

Voiced by: Yasuhiko Tokuyama (JP), Troy Baker (EN)

"Why on earth would I be attacking? I'm far too busy... defending, my dear."

An ally of Viridi. He is the commander of the Lunar Sanctum.

  • Affably Evil: He's very polite to Pit and Palutena, only fighting them to defend Viridi's property. He even considers teaming up with Palutena against Hades, refusing only on the grounds that his loyalty to Viridi means that he doesn't have the right to make that call.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is entirely purple.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear if he was killed — we don't see him again after his chapter, but we don't get any sort of confirmation on his fate, either.
  • Anti-Villain: The only reason Pit attacks him is because he sides with Viridi.
  • Attack Drones: Does not use any, but a weapon called the Arlon Orbitars is modeled after him.
  • Badass Bookworm: Had to be to have built the Lunar Sanctum.
  • Badass Mustache: A big, thick white mustache.
  • Battle Butler: Dresses like a regular butler and is described as such in his AR card.
  • Casting a Shadow: One of his powers can darken the room as you battle.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Most of the boss fight has him attacking Pit from the shadows.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: As Viridi stated, the Chaos Kin situation could have been avoided if he had just explained the purpose of the Lunar Sanctum to Pit and Palutena. The main reason he didn't was because he was under orders from Viridi not to discuss any particulars of the lunar sanctum's purpose. The closest he gets is subtly referring to Pit and Palutena as "other" guests of the Lunar Sanctum.
  • Evil Brit: Again, not really evil, just antagonizing Pit and Palutena out of loyalty.
  • The Evil Genius: Of the Forces of Nature.
  • The Fettered: Arlon's absolute obedience to Mistress Viridi really only serves to prevent him from explaining why the lunar sanctum is so important and further forces him to add to the violence, which cements him as an active enemy soldier in war. The best he can do is invite Pit and Palutena to discuss the situation, but refuses to withdraw his forces due to Viridi's orders, and Pit and Palutena naturally refuse to surrender to an established enemy.
  • Foreshadowing: Arlon really does try to allude to the negative consequences of him being defeated.
    • Arlon isn't attacking, he's too busy... defending.
    • "I mustn't let your attacks spread chaos HERE of all places."
    • "Before you cause a most unnatural harm, let us sit down for a chat."
  • Genius Bruiser: The creator of the Lunar Sanctum and a capable fighter despite his age.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Spends the entirety of the battle moving around the room, stopping only to attack Pit. Gets even worse when he darkens the stage.
  • Glass Cannon: Arlon can throw many powerful energy attacks, but his slender frame and age makes him more vulnerable to attacks, which is the main reason he fights from the shadows.
  • High-Class Glass: A monocle is natural for such an old school gentleman, and he even wears it in battle.
  • Honor Before Reason: Deconstructed. Arlon's insistence on obeying Viridi's orders causes two major problems.
  • I Gave My Word: His reason for not telling Pit and Palutena about the Chaos Kin; he took an oath of silence about it.
  • The Jailer: To the Chaos Kin, as he's both the overseer of the Lunar Sanctum and the one powering it.
  • Light Is Not Good: Zigzagged. Arlon is a Living Battery who manipulates light to attack, but despite being a largely noble figure, he is also The Fettered working for a Psychopathic Manchild of a goddess, which ultimately causes his doom.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: As Arlon's energy is what powers the Lunar Sanctum, defeating him causes the temple to collapse. And considering what he's keeping sealed, it really sucks for everyone when Pit defeats him.
  • Master of Illusion: His level is littered with fake walls, invisible switches and floors, and walking holograms of Forces Of Nature soilders.
  • Meaningful Name: Arlon the Serene fits his personality quite well. In addition, "Serene" is one letter away from "Selene", a Greek Moon goddess.
  • Only Sane Man: One of the less eccentric and wacky characters in the game.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: He is polite and respectful even to intruders and opponents. The English dub gives him a British accent.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Pit. Arlon's absolute obedience to his own goddess, Viridi, keeps him from taking the most obvious measures to prevent catastrophe.
  • The Stoic: Is always calm and never raises his voice, even in battle.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: Arlon's attacks will give away his location clearly. And even when he isn't attacking, if one looks hard enough, you can see his shadow moving in the darkness.

    Lightning Flash Phosphora 

Lightning Flash Phosphora

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (JP), Kari Wahlgren (EN, Uprising), Stephanie Komure (EN, Smash 4)

"It's just one fight after another! Today is not my day."

Another ally of Viridi. She specializes in lightning-based attacks.

  • Affably Evil: Really only considered to be "evil" due to her association with Viridi. She's actually quite nice and even flirts with Pit a little, which is further demonstrated by her assisting Pit with the Lightning Chariot after the Forces of Nature's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV given that like Arlon, the only reason Pit attacks her is because she's on Viridi's side.
  • Archer Archetype: Haughty, ranged specialist, graceful — all great descriptions of Phosphora's nature. Plus, the weapon that Pit gets patterned after her is a bow.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Stands out as the most powerful warrior in the Forces of Nature.
  • Badass Adorable: Much like Pit, she's cute and friendly. But that doesn't mean she can't kick ass. She manages to beat Thanatos in a straight-on fight, and despite being wounded and weakened, she manages to put up a decent fight against Pit. In fact, it's implied that the only reason Pit won was because she was weak from her fight with Thanatos, and had she been at full power, Pit probably wouldn't have stood a chance.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a midriff-baring tube top.
  • Battle Aura: When she Turns Red.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: One minute, she's talking and flirting with you like you're in her friendzone. The next minute, she's frying you alive with lightning bolts.
  • Blood Knight: A milder and much more tame variation. She's not thrilled to have multiple fights right after each other, but nonetheless is happy to fight Pit. When Pit begins his rallying cry, Phosphora fires a few bolts of lightning at him, interrupting his attempt and telling him to just skip to the main act, even though stalling is in her best interest since she needs another thirty seconds to "recharge".
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: She managed to defeat Thanatos in the Air Battle, but it unfortunately left her weak enough for Pit to battle her.
  • Cat Fight: Downplayed with Palutena, who she provokes into a verbal sparring match with the single word "ma'am".
  • Combat Pragmatist: One of the very few of Pit's foes to avert Talking Is a Free Action by attacking him in the midst of his rallying cry.
  • Cute Bruiser: The strongest commander of the Forces of Nature is no more physically intimidating than your average teenager.
  • Dark Action Girl: Though she's more of an Anti-Villain, it still fits.
  • Death from Above: Can call down lightning strikes from the sky during her boss battle.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To some extent she's a counterpart to Pit, but for the Forces of Nature. Both are the Number Two to their respective goddesses, both are the strongest commanders in their armies, and both are capable of taking on gods. Moreover, the weapon patterned after her abilities is a bow, Pit's signature weapon.
  • The Dragon: For Viridi.
  • Dub Name Change: From "Eleca" in the Japanese version.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Her introduction invokes this with Thanatos, where Palutena ends up wondering if Pit'll have to fight both of them at once.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Invoked. Phosphora herself says in her debut chapter that she wasn't going to have a great day after reading Viridi's fortune. Naturally, she gets taken down.
  • Flight: Can fly through the air at incredible speed.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: A largely Informed Ability, but the Electro Trap's idol descrpiton states that she developed an earlier model while in the Thunder Cloud Temple...
  • Genius Bruiser: Her being a Gadgeteer Genius would make her this by default. If she can invent and improve upon deadly traps on her own, then she is highly intelligent. Combined with her ability to kick ass...
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Constantly moves around the room, even teleporting on occasion, though she'll also try to close the gap with powerful kick attacks. This even extends to her boss weapon, as the Phosphora Bow lacks raw power, but excels at hit-and-run tactics with powerful homing charged shots and a decently powerful melee attack.
  • God of Thunder: While it is never out-right stated if she is a goddess or just a mythical-being loyal to Viridi like Pit to Palutena, she checks all the hallmarks of a thunder-god, being a beautiful and powerful being with lightning powers who was able to survive her battle against Pit, has high authority in the Forces of Nature and was able to match horns with the God of Death Thanatos.
  • Ground Pound: One attack during her boss fight has her punching the ground to create a dome-shaped explosion of electricity.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is a pretty nice girl.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: Wears black handwraps on her wrists and feet.
  • Hidden Depths: The electro trap's idol description confirms she invented them, and her later improving upon them gives her some extra traits not seen in the story.
  • High-Speed Battle: Against Thanatos. Both are seen zipping around the flight area at shockingly high speed as they fight.
  • Informed Flaw: Her trophy in Smash 4 states that she's not a good singer.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Pun aside, she's fast as lightning, withstood two battle back-to-back, and her electrical powers make her a potent threat.
  • Living Battery: Serves as this for the Thunder Cloud Temple. Defeating her destroys the temple.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: As her energy is what powers the Thunder Cloud Temple, defeating her causes the temple to collapse.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She complements this with her outfit and flirty nature.
  • Meaningful Name: Unlike Viridi, whose Japanese name has less creative input to it, Phosphora's name in both English and Japanese has more to it than one might think. Her English name came from phosphorus, which means "light-bringer", while her Japanese name, "Eleca," seems to be a combination of Electra, a mythological nymph, and Erica, a type of flower. Eleca (and even more so Electra) also sounds similar to "electric."
  • Not Quite Dead: Ch 20 reveals she survived her fight with Pit in Ch. 14, helping him alongside Viridi.
  • Number Two: To Viridi.
  • Power of the Storm: Implied to be able to command storms. Mind the lightning of her introductory chapter's flight section, it's not for show.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: A long blue scarf that flows whenever she uses her powers.
  • Ship Tease: She teases Pit and calls him cute. Pit's reaction doesn't help.
  • Shock and Awe: Well, duh. Aside from just zapping people, Phosphora can also turn into a bolt of lightning for quick transport.
  • Sore Loser: Compared to Arlon, who accepts his loss with grace, Phosphora lobs a spiteful insult at Pit after she's defeated, befitting her haughty nature.
    I take back what I said before. You're not cute at all!
  • Stripperiffic: And to complement this, she has vines tangling some parts of her body. This only enforces her dragon status to Viridi.
  • Super Speed: She moves like lightning.
  • This Cannot Be!: Easy to miss, as it's not classified as a line of dialogue, but a "sound effect". As such, it can get drowned out, but she utters an example of this trope near defeat.
    This is...ridiculous...
  • Turns Red: A time sensitive one. If you don't defeat Phosphora in thirty seconds you're likely to hear "Charging complete~!"
  • Valley Girl: Slips into this from time to time.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Phosphora doesn't wear much of anything and has some of the most exposed legs after the mimicuties.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Her idol states that she was still wounded from her fight with Thanatos when she fights Pit, hence her not displaying the same amount of power she did before.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Her lightning is in both colors, as well as purple lightning.

    Forces of Nature Soldiers 
Creatures that are created by and serve Viridi, like their name suggests they are made with natural resources.
  • Action Bomb: Bumpety bombs are basically exploding go karts
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Megontas are large pillbugs.
  • Botanical Abomination: Fittingly for mooks working under a nature god, a lot of them fall under this category, such as the Clobblers and Toxiecaps.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Most of the Forces of Nature soldiers have jarringly cute names. Case in point: Bumpety Bomb and Boom Stomper. Viridi named them herself.
  • Flying Sea Food Special: Lurchthorns are not plants, but animated fish fossils
  • Gang Up on the Human: Although clobblers don't rage as long as clubberskulls, clobblers always go after Pit, even if he wasn't the one to provoke them.
  • Helpful Mook: They fight with you during the Aurum invasion, with the Nutskis in particular carrying a platform for Pit to stand on during the final battle against the Aurum with Pyrrhon's betrayal. They also help out Pit during the Chaos Kin arc.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The guards of the reset bomb pods. They're run on green energy derived from plants, of course.
  • Mega-Microbes: Flages and pips are floating single celled giants, although pips are in a symbiotic relationship with a leaf, which presumably handles functions macroscopic lifeforms rely on.
  • Making a Splash: Dibble dops summon pillars of water.
  • Multiarmed And Dangerous: Cacaws have three appendages that can pass for arms, but are not strong enough to physically hurt Pit, using them to make disorienting noises instead.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: One of the kinds of creatures faced is a fungus that has killed and taken over a very large Rhino beetle.
  • Razor Wings: Bladers have sharp leaves adapted to act as wings and angel cutters
  • Rock Monster: Boom Stompers are rocks given life through a combination of magic runes and plants growing on top of them.
  • Shock and Awe: Badoots generate strong electrical currents, but it's harmless unless at least two of them get close together. Zerts produce miniature storm clouds.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: According to its idol description, once angered it takes three days for a Clobbler to calm down. (It actually does so quite quickly if you leave it alone.)
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: There are a few troops that behave like reskins of Underworld enemies. Nutskis when compared to Monoeyes and meebas to armin. Mahva's are basically improved versions of shildeens. Clobblers are similar to Clubberskulls in that they're harmless until attacked, at which point they become very dangerous. Clobblers will at least walk around when nonhostile, albeit aimlessly, and calm down more quickly than clubberskulls.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Some shade of yellow is present in almost all their eyes, but special mention goes to flages, their stealthy assassins, skreetles, which like to hid on walls and in corners, and captain flares, which hide away in different dimension in between attacks

Other Antagonists



"You puny little wimp!"

An arch-demon warmonger from another world. Of Myths and Monsters is largely spent preparing Pit for his foretold attack on Angel Land.

    The Space Pirates
A race of aliens that steal constellations from the heavens to sell. Unfortunately, they were caught up in the war due to having mistakingly taken the three Sacred Treasures which were hidden in one of them.
  • The Aesthetics of Technology: The outside of the space pirate ship looks like a giant sailboat. The inside and the pirates who inhabit it are a mix of industrial and otherworldly aesthetics.
  • Arm Cannon: Space Pirate Commandos and Sniper Pirates, their guns take up their entire fore-arms.
  • Badass Normal: Unlike other enemies in the game, the space pirates have no real powers of their own, but are willing and able to punch the living daylights out of you, snipe you, and blow you up with rocket launchers. They can even take down underworld goons if you allow them to (some of the best examples being two snipers that are able to kill a Clubberskull, as well as a lone Commando squaring off against a Snowman).
  • Cold Sniper: Space Pirate Snipers, whose shooting animation is rather identical to the archetypal sniper.
  • Energy Beings: The idol for the basic crew members implies this, saying their exoskeletons are armor that conceals a glowing creature within.
  • Evil Poacher: Ones that steal constellations, no less.
  • Monumental Theft: Though, considering that this universe is largely based on mythology, it might be a bit more believable that they can steal constellations.
  • Power Fist: All of them, but most prominant in the Yellow space pirates (who fist-fight); where their idol description states that they have exoskeletons, making natural gauntlets on their hands.
  • Space Pirates: It's in the name, after all. They basically spend their time harvesting the constellations to sell off, and they stole the Three Sacred Treasures.
  • Third Eye: Snipers have these to make up for sight lost when in their sniping position.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Averted with Snipers, some don't seem to realize you need to be hidden from sight, and/or out of reach for sniping to work. Some however, like the two that fight the Clubberskull, at least try to stay out of their opponents reach by standing on higher platforms, the key word being "try". Early on in the stage, there is an explosive barrel in a corridor. Naturally, the first space pirate runs right to it and starts attacking Pit from that spot.
  • Villains Out Shopping: The pirates have a hotspring on board their ship; when you come across it, a Commando is chilling out there.

    Space Pirate Captain 

Space Pirate Captain
The leader of the Space Pirates, the Captain pilots his starship with his crew, stealing stars that make constellations in the Galactic Sea. He keeps the Three Sacred Treasures with him after stealing the constellation they were hidden on.
  • Bad Boss: He is weaker than his subordinates, and somehow managed to take charge through sheer bossiness. Thus, he is not very popular amongst the crew.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: He is eaten by the Galactic Fiend Kraken.
  • Bit Character: While he is the boss, he has less of an impact on the player than his own subordinates
  • Bit-Part Bad Guys: The only reason he's brought into the story is due to him having the Three Treasures.
  • No Indoor Voice: He spends most of his time screaming into a megaphone.
  • Red Alert: While working your way through his ship, he can be heard in the background, shouting in alien tongues, probably giving orders to his crew on how to face the threat of both Pit and the Underworld Army.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: According to Palutena's rough translation of his speech, he's speaking some sixteenth century maritime raider slang.
  • The Unfought: Right as Pit gets to him, the Galactic Fiend Kraken makes him into a quick snack.
  • The Unpronounceable: His idol states that his true name is impossible for human tongues to pronounce.
  • Wicked Cultured: His armour is the most decorated and colourful out of the crew, but that may just be natural coloring.

    Galactic Fiend Kraken 

Galactic Fiend Kraken
A monstrous predator that hunts in the Galactic Sea. It eats the Space Pirate Captain and decides that Pit is just too good a morsel to pass up on.
  • Combat Tentacles: Massive ones that Pit has to shoot down.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It's apparently an uncommon encounter and the only thing it doesn't seem to pose a threat to are the gods.
  • Eye Beams: Can fire these at Pit.
  • Flying Seafood Special: Yes, Space Is an Ocean, but actual liquid is a minute fraction of the galactic sea and Kraken is not swimming in it. So we've got a kraken that can breathe and maneuver through the vacuum of space, somehow. Granted, the Galactic Sea turns out not to be the entirety of outer space in this setting, so it may have some special properties that haven't been explained yet.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In the middle of an assault on space pirates who had taken one of the Three Sacred Treasures, Pit expected to fight their captain, not a giant squid. Lampshaded by Palutena.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: An odd variation, there are glowing spots on its eyes that shift position constantly in a pattern; and in addition its eyes glow for a second before one of its attacks.
  • Kraken and Leviathan: Of the interstellar variety.
  • Making a Splash: Even though it lives in space, it can shoot water from its mouth.
  • Power Fist: Does not use one, but a gauntlet called the Kraken Arm can be acquired after defeating it.
  • Sequential Boss: First it fights Pit with it's tentacles, then it fights Pit with its head.
  • Super Spit: Given we know it eats with that mouth, we can peg it's continuous shot attack as this.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: The galactic sea is supposed to be home to many creatures, and while the pirate captain was an easy meal, one has to wonder if there wasn't more familiar and convenient prey to hunt after Pit started giving it trouble.
  • Tentacled Terror: This montrosity unexpectedly takes over as the boss of Chapter 8. It mainly attacks with it's finned tentacles but can also fire a huge laser beam at Pit.


A copy of Palutena brought about by Dyntos, she considers herself beautiful, even when you reveal her comically disgusting face.
  • Boss Banter: While most bosses avert being annoying by having pre-scripted dialogue, Pseudo Palutena will proceed to rattle off the same obnoxious and loud quotes and screeches throughout the whole battle. This is most likely intentionally annoying, given the rest of the game avoiding it.
  • Butter Face: Looks just like Palutena otherwise, and exactly like her at first, but when its true face is revealed Pit is off put.
  • Evil Knockoff: Of Palutena. Granted, its only evil characteristic is "kill Pit".
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: There's absolutely no indication that an ugly mockery of Palutena is one of Dyntos' challenges until she suddenly appears. Dyntos intentionally let Pit think he is fighting the real Palutena until summons enough resolve to attack it.
  • Gonk: At least her true form has tremendous self-esteem.
  • Ore Onna: Her true form has the katakana for "Ore" tattooed right across her forehead.

    The Immortal Phoenix 

The Immortal Phoenix
A legendary and ancient bird that lives on top of a volcano. He guards the Wish Seed, which is actually a ruse set by Hades to make the humans die while trying to get to it.
  • Breath Weapon: Fire breath, unsurprisingly.
  • Bullfight Boss: Has an attack when he rushes at you while Wreathed in Flames.
  • Fragile Speedster: Downplayed. In scale to other giants, he is very fast, highly mobile but can be downed without much punishment. In scale to Pit he is a very fast target that can take quite a beating, but still there are bosses that hit harder.
  • Giant Flyer: This works to Pit's advantage, as being a singular small target causes many of the Phoenix's attacks to miss. It's clearly used to fighting enemies that are large in number or of similar size to itself.
  • MacGuffin: Guards one in the form of the wish seed, said to grant any one wish.
  • The Phoenix: It's in the name, after all. Whether or not he can revive himself after a violent death seems to be an open question, however. Palutena is of the belief he can, but she also verifies that the second one Pit encounters is an imposter.
  • Playing with Fire: Its main method of attacking.
  • Power Fist: While the Phoenix himself does not use one, a weapon modeled after it, called The Phoenix Arm, can be acquired after Pit beats him.
  • Razor Wind: His secondary attacks usually involve this.
  • Stolen MacGuffin Reveal: Too bad it's a ruse set by Hades.
  • Super Spit: He drops clusters of lava bombs while he flies around
  • Unwitting Pawn: Hades is simply drawing humans to his nest in the hopes they will die, seeing as getting to The Phoenix involves passing through a volcanic wasteland. And what humans do get there are likely to be killed anyway, as The Phoenix is territorial and might be powerful enough to wipe out all of humanity...which is what Hades will hope it does after enough humans annoy it. The seed Hades is drawing humanity to The Phoenix nest with is actually a bomb that gives off a beacon of The Phoenix's "defeat" when tampered with, so in the event someone lives and discovers the wish seed is a fake Hades can send out a telepathic message with the beacon as "proof" to keep the ruse going.

    The Aurum 

The Aurum

A robotic race of space invaders that harvest the resources of planets. Attracted by the world-wide war between the Underworld, the Forces of Nature, and Palutena's Army, they attack the Earth en-masse to perform their planetary harvest, forcing the gods into an uneasy alliance to deal with them.

    The Chaos Kin 

The Chaos Kin
Palutena: Everything changes, Pit... even Gods!

A big ol' Walking Spoiler. An ancient entity of pure evil and chaos that is accidentally released during the battle of the Lunar Sanctum. Using Palutena as its host, it seeks to plunge the world into endless conflict and chaos.

  • Arc Villain: For Chapters 18 to 21.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Primarily uses its hook-scythe tail to steal souls, and can use it for combat purposes.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: The thing is a freakish blend of a moth, a scorpion, and a spider.
  • Break Them by Talking: While possessing Palutena, the Chaos Kin berates and insults Pit in an attempt to break his spirit.
  • Chaos Is Evil: A being of chaos that desires nothing less than total destruction, no matter who gets caught up in it.
  • Climax Boss: Not only is it’s defeat cathartic for the sheer amount of chaos it caused during its arc, it also signals to end of the game’s especially long Big Bad Shuffle. Which leaves Pit finally being able to take on Hades distraction-free for the remainder of the game.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The Chaos Kin is not above hiding behind its possessed victims and then dragging the unexpected down off with it. It also loves attacking the characters from behind.
  • Combat Tentacles: At least during its final moments when it tried to drag Pittoo down via a Tentacle Rope.
  • Cowardly Boss: In both of its boss fights, the only time it stops hiding and/or scurrying around for a decent length of time is when you manage to stun it.
  • Defiant to the End: It attempts to drag Dark Pit down with itself when defeated in the Chaos Vortex.
  • Demonic Possession: It possesses Palutena, causing her to go mad and turn against humanity.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: It's mentioned in-universe that nobody knows where it came from.
  • Dirty Coward: It hides behind Palutena when it shows itself during the first battle (provoking Pit to outright call it one), it sends an army of enemies to do its dirty work, and it tries to escape when finally cornered and exhausted in Chapter 21. The only thing stopping it is a quick forcefield Viridi sets up around the arena.
  • Dub Name Change: It was known as the "Envoy of Chaos" in the Japanese version.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: The Chaos Kin seeks to spread discord and malice wherever it goes.
  • Eldritch Abomination: It is locked away for its vileness, it resembles an incredibly grotesque mix of a moth, a spider, a scorpion, and a cockroach, and it eats souls, including the soul of a goddess. Its realm, the Chaos Vortex is bizarre, to say the least.
  • Fate Worse than Death: It is still alive as a pile of ash, and could only be revived by possessing Dark Pit. Fortunately, Pit was able to save him, leaving the Chaos Kin trapped inside the Chaos Vortex for all eternity.
  • Fragile Speedster: It's a speedy demon that can throw many quick attacks at you, but it can't take that many hits in comparison, as it has fairly low health in its boss fight.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The Chaos Kin's idol description outright states that it is a mindless creature who possesses nothing but the desire to cause destruction.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: During the air segment of Chapter 21.
  • Kick the Dog: Leaves Pit stranded in an inanimate object for three whole years, kidnaps and brainwashes his goddess while doing so, proceeds to mock the very things he was raised to believe in right from the same mouth of said goddess, steals Palutena's soul when Pit frees her from his control, and finally tries to possess Dark Pit in a last ditch effort to revive itself and make Pit suffer. Its whole life is basically one long string of this.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While Hades is cruel and callous, he is at least, enjoyable and entertaining. The Chaos Kin and its actions are taken much more seriously with no humor to balance it out.
  • Leitmotif: A particular melody can be heard throughout its Story Arc. However, with the "Destroyed Skyworld" version becoming a Bootstrapped Leitmotif for Palutena in Super Smash Bros., it's not clear if this leitmotif is intended for the Chaos Kin itself or rather for Pit's quest to save Palutena from its possession.
  • Made of Iron: Even despite looking like an oversized bug and having low health in its boss battle, it is pretty resilient. It survived a beating from Pit, taking several more hits after being shot down in the Chaos Vortex, then still had enough energy to conjure up thirteen waves of monsters. Afterwards, it had another boss battle with Pit, but then survives being turned into ash and still made one last attempt to revive itself before it was too late for it. According to its Idol description, it's still alive, just trapped in the Chaos Vortex.
  • Mook Maker: To an insane degree. Notably, it creates copies of Aurum enemies that were already copies of the Forces of Nature. Pit and Viridi note this redundancy.
  • Near-Villain Victory: In the three years between chapters 17 and 18, its not only completely taken over Skyworld and its forces, but has done more damage to the human world than even Hades, even managing to temporarily turn Magnus against Pit. If that little girl hadn't found its ring...
  • Omnicidal Maniac: It simply desires disorder and destruction, nothing more.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Takes control of Palutena while trying to feed on her soul.
  • Recurring Boss: It's the primary target in Chapter 20's fight despite Palutena being the aggressor, you engage it in aerial combat for the second half of Chapter 21's Air Battle segment, and finally you get a formal boss battle against it at the end of 21.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It was sealed inside the Lunar Sanctum. The green glow escaping at the end of Chapter 13 is actually the Chaos Kin. The idol of its ash form reveals that after its bout with Pit it's now contained in the Chaos Vortex in its weakened state.
  • Smarter Than You Look: It looks like an oversized bug and can easily be mistaken for just a wild animal, but its possession of Palutena and usage of her voice against Pit, its attempts to flee when cornered, and of course going out its way to steal Palutena's soul and try to takeover Dark Pit when taken down by Pit all point to a far more malicious and thinking mind than its appearance would suggest.
  • The Speechless: It can only talk when it's possessing someone.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: The first time you fight it, it will sometimes wrap itself around Palutena. If it just hung on to Palutena the whole time, it would've been impossible to defeat it. And then the second time you fight it, it will sometimes try to close in on you for a melee attack, but can be foiled by an electro trap.
  • Taking You with Me: Once Pit exorcises it from Palutena, it decides to have the last laugh by stealing her soul. And it does it again by trying to take Dark Pit down with it once the two manage to get Palutena's soul back, albeit this time in an attempt to revive itself later.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Can use its tail to cleave a portal into the Chaos Vortex.
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Unlike the rest of the characters in this game, the Chaos Kin itself is completely silent on its own and not over the top like the others, its actions are taken far more seriously, and has nearly destroyed the world in three years. It's just as vile as Hades, but at least he provides entertainment with his villainy.
  • Walking Spoiler: Its arc marks the start of a Wham Episode, and a big one at that.
  • Your Soul is Mine!: It has the ability to consume souls, and it rips out Palutena's soul in front of Pit and escapes into its home dimension.


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