Voiced by: Minami Takayama (JP), Lani Minella (EN, Brawl), Troy Lund (EN, Uprising E3 Trailer), Antony del Rio (EN, Uprising & Smash 4)
Debut: Kid Icarus
- "Sorry to keep you waiting!"
The leader of Palutena's personal guard: though he is young, he is the greatest warrior angel in Palutena's forces. While Pit has wings, they're just for decoration. Usually he can't flyit's a bit of a touchy subject.
- The Ace: It was said in game that he's the most competent member of Palutena's army, that's actually an understatement. He may not be able to fly on his own, but that hasn't stopped him from taking on entire armies by himself. In addition, he's literally gone through hell and back (as well as earth and space). Magnus notes that Pit is basically the only member of Palutena's army who can pull his own weight. During the course of Uprising, he manages to kick the ass of literally everyone with a character portrait except for three people. *
- Adorkable: You better believe it! His love for Nintendo video games, fanatical loyalty to Palutena, and general goofiness make him endearingly dorky.
- A Father to His Men: A sequence of dialogue in chapter 17 shows that he values the centurions' lives more than his own, and perhaps more impressively, the feeling is mutual.
- Affectionate Nickname: For a certain use of the word "affectionate", Hades very often calls him "Pitty Pat".
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In chapter 23, when faced with the possibility of being defecated out of Hades' Womb Level, he absolutely freaks out and resorts to this:Pit: Okay, okay, fine! I give up! Please spare me! Please!
- All-Loving Hero: Pit is the kindest and most morally upright character in the game, friendly to everyone he meets. He always tries to see the good in everyone and will often work with his enemies if it means saving people. He will even forgive his enemies if they prove that they can reform. But if you prove to be truly beyond redemption, you will die.
- Almighty Janitor: Granted he makes use of weapons when not all of his opponents do, but he's still a servant of the gods that takes them on (including his boss) and wins. Though this is only in terms of the Gods he's fighting against. In the idol text and dialogue, he's mentioned to be Captain of the Guard.
- And I Must Scream: In chapter 18, he's stuck in a ring with no way to move or communicate with the outside world and the only way to get help is to hope someone grabs the ring so he can control them. Pit was very lucky that Magnus didn't leave the ring behind.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Downplayed. Pit is quite cocky and is a bit of a showoff, but he's a pretty friendly guy and does not view anyone as beneath him.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Pit's Hot-Blooded nature can make him quite reckless at times. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the Captain of Palutena's Guard and the strongest soldier in her army, embarking on many perilous missions by himself. Also a case of Asskicking Equals Authority, since he got his position by kicking the asses of everyone who tried to stop him from rescuing Palutena the first time.
- Badass Adorable: He's a cute, Adorkable angel with the mindset and body of a teenager. That said, he is anything but harmless.
- Badass Boast: His rally cries are meant to be this, but they don't really impress anyone. However, he can give some pretty good ones.
Pit: Listen well, all you demons of the Underworld! In the name of the Goddess Palutena, defender of all that is good! Those who hide in the darkness will be made to face the light!
- Chapter 9, when he finally gets to Medusa, has him deliver one replete with poses to show off the Three Sacred Treasures.
- Chapter 21, where he and Dark Pit pull a perfectly sychronized Badass Boast by simply Finishing Each Other's Sentences.Pit: Filth of the land, hear our words!
Dark Pit: And see our actions!
Pit: I am Pit! Servant of the Goddess of Light!
Dark Pit: And I am Dark Pit! Servant to none other but myself!
Both: Together we will rain death upon you!
Dark Pit: So anyone who wants to die, step right up!
Pit: And anyone who doesn't want to die, too bad!
Both: Aww yeah!
- Chapter 25, right before smiting Hades with the Final Strike.Pit: I fight for all creatures living and breathing! I fight for all departed souls still hanging in limbo! But most of all, I fight for Lady Palutena, the Goddess of Light! And it's in all their names that I will crush you, Lord of the Underworld! I won't let you descerate another soul!
- Badass in Charge: Of the Centurions.
- Badass Normal: Downplayed, as by human standards Pit has extraordinary resiliency, reflexes and dexterity, but by god standards Pit has no super powers whatsoever. All of the powers he uses in the games are granted to him by Zeus, Palutena or Viridi, and he also has to rely on the blessings of a nurse, Palutena or Viridi to recover from some the eggplant curse and such. Does it diminish his ability to take on powerful gods and towering monsters? You wish. And despite angels being stronger than humans, by definition, Magnus, who is admittedly the mightiest human swordsman to ever live, is more or less Pit's equal without Pit's god granted gifts.
- Bash Brothers: With Dark Pit, eventually.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Though it's never explained if he can actually breathe while in space. It's entirely possible that Palutena's magic helps him. It should be noted, however, that he cannot breathe underwater as he was very adverse about holding his breath during Chapter 7.
- Battlecry: Pit loves doing this to look cool in front of his opponents. His AR description even says he practices to make them cool. These end up parodied most of the time as they rarely impress or intimidate anyone. Particularly in Chapter 23 where Pit attempts to do the rally cry he and Dark Pit did in chapter 21 by himself only to fail miserably. Hades doesn't miss a beat in Lampshading it.Hades: My innards have so longed to hear your battle cry. How could you forget the words?
Pit: I didn't have time to rehearse! I've been busy fighting evil, okay?
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: A fun trick players can do is have Pit beat a boss with the matching weapon. (Beat Twinbellows with the Twinbellows Cannon, Gaol with the Gaol Blade, Hewdraw with the Hewdraw Club, etc.)
- Berserk Button: Has a few good ones that you should never press.
- Bringing up or mocking why he can't fly is a touchy subject.
- Also, don't make fun of Palutena, don't insult Palutena and definitely don't harm Palutena in his presence as his reactions range from shock to a very understandable all out rage.
- When Hades makes jokes or unhappy comments regarding Palutena, Pit understandably goes mad. It's better shown when Hades comments that Pit may have to kill his Goddess in the Chaos Kin Arc and Pit calmly yet in a rather scary tone tells Hades to shut up.
- Later on when he's performing the trials to obtain the Great Sacred Treasure, Dyntos puts Palutena to sleep and pits a copy of her against Pit. Pit suffice to say is not pleased at all and ends up calling Dyntos out for this act. Thankfully his concern about this copy being the real comes to an end when the copy shows 'her' real face resulting in Pit being happy that he chose to attack. His victory taunt also shows how unimpressed he is with Dyntos for making a copy of Palutena, Dyntos was probably just amused.
- Upon learning from Viridi that the Chaos Kin was controlling Palutena, Pit becomes enraged.
- Lastly, don't threaten humanity at all, later on Pit also react the same way if nature is threatened. Medusa, Viridi, Chaos Kin then Hades all learn this the hard way when they each get their turn to be punished. If he's pressed to it, Pit will make you pay for your actions and you'll come to regret it at some point.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's a friendly little angel, quick to wisecrack and joke and is one of the nicest guys in the game, but if he's given a reason he can and he will kick your ass, no matter who you are. And damn if he doesn't make it look awesome.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Pit is probably the biggest Butt-Monkey in the entire series, but that does not stop him from being the single best soldier in Palutena's Army.
- BFG: The Great Sacred Treasure's gun, which is in proportion to the rest of the treasure but Pit uses the gun alone to finish off Hades, and it dwarfs his body. There's also the Cannon weapons in general, with several of them being as large as Pit himself.
- BFS: The Magnus Club is identical to Magnus' sword and is longer than Pit is tall.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His bows.
- Big Eater: Pit eats a lot of food... as long as it isn't eggplants, tempura, or vegetables in general.
- Bishie Sparkle: Pit sparkles when he does his little speech to Pandora before their battle in Uprising.
- Black and White Morality: Notably the only character in the series who runs on this in contrast to everyone else's Black and Grey Morality.
- Bodyguarding a Badass:
- His job as Captain of the Guard is to protect Palutena despite the fact that she's a goddess and is more than capable of taking care of herself. Best exemplified in Palutena's reveal trailer for Smash 4.
- It's more justified in Uprising since Pit is one of the three strongest characters in the series* and Palutena is a Glass Cannon at best. Brought to horrifying clarity during the Chaos Kin battle, where Pit can kill Palutena by accident because she was between him and the Chaos Kin. Albeit there are indications she was at that time in a very weakened state thanks to having had to struggle with the Chaos Kin over her soul for three years (when she enters for the pre-boss fight cut scene she is visibly hunched over and struggling to walk, and she collapses in exhaustion when its control of her is finally broken), in Super Smash Brothers Viridi notes its presumptuous of Pit to think he has to worry about hurting Palutena when he fights her, and Palutena herself jokes that if she was serious in a fight with him it could be a massacre.
- Body Horror: When Pit is turned into an eggplant or tempura it comes off as this given that he only has legs and can't really fight back. To make matters worse, he can be eaten alive if he's a tempura, which is one of the only instant KO's' in the game. And then Chapter 18 has him stuck in a ring.
- Body Surf: In Chapter 18, Pit goes from a little girl, to a dog, to Magnus before he manages to reunite with his own body.
- Boisterous Bruiser: For the most part, Pit is very confident in his combat abilities and is not easily intimidated in battle.
- Book Dumb: "I never learned to reeeead!"
- Bow and Sword, in Accord: His Bow can separate into twin blades for melee combat, effectively combining the two tropes into one.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Pit constantly lampshades tropes and cliches about the game and its bosses, like how the title "Dark Lord" is overused and so on.
- Break the Cutie:
- Chapter 18. Pit's entire faith in Angel Land and fighting for justice is destroyed in a blink of an eye, the people that considered him Captain are now attacking him, and the Brainwashed and Crazy Palutena calls him a "puppet" and says she doesn't want to deal with him anymore. He gets over it (for the most part) in the next chapter, but it doesn't change the fact that those words will probably stick with him for a long time.
- It gets worse. Chapter 19, Hades and Viridi constantly lay the smack down of insults on him, and without Palutena to support him, Pit progressively gets quieter with the chapter (but he does get louder when he's asking Viridi if he's at the top of the tower yet). And then comes Chapter 20, where some of his insecurities are let loose as Palutena continues to berate him for being useless and naive. When he finally saves her from the Chaos Kin, though, he has to watch as her soul is ripped out of her and she turns to stone. And when he spends chapter 21 trying to get it back and succeeds with the help of Dark Pit, the Chaos Kin wanted to make sure Pit suffered and tried to take Dark Pit down with him. Pit's response is to dive in and save him, causing his wings to burn up in the process. And even though chapter 23 treats Pit's Sanity Slippage moment lightly, given what happened in the previous chapters, it's not hard to think he actually lost it.
- Broken Angel: His wings burn up in Chapter 21, when he saves Dark Pit from Chaos Kin.
- Buffy Speak: "That sounds hurty."
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A very capable fighter and leader despite his childish ways.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: A heroic example. When confronting Thanatos in Chapter 7, the God of Death is insulted that Pit doesn't remember him, causing the angel to quip that he's faced so many enemies that he can't remember them all.Pit: Sorry. There's just so many foes and only one of me.
- Butt-Monkey: He's this in Uprising where it's quite difficult to find a character that doesn't make some sort of comment at Pit's expense. Also Lampshaded.Pit: What is this, "Everybody Pick On Pit" day!?
- Call of the Wild Blue Yonder: Pit wishes he can fly by himself, instead of having to use the Power of Flight or the Pegasus Wings.
- Car Fu: Is more than willing to run over enemies in his Exo-Tank.
- "I'm finished!", at least according to Palutena:Palutena: Listen to that swagger, you're toughened up nicely. Remember when you'd be like "I'm finished!" all the time?
Pit: I... still say that... a lot...
- Averted in Of Myths and Monsters where you just turn into a ghost with a halo and float away.
- Brought back in Uprising's death screen, complete with the original 8-Bit text and music.
- He also says "Prepare to meet the light" a number of times in Uprising.
- "I'm finished!", at least according to Palutena:
- Captain Obvious:Pit: Hey, look! It's an Exo-Tank!
Hades: Hey, look! Who cares?
- The Chew Toy: Much of the humor in Uprising comes at his expense.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Pit strives to save everyone he can, no matter whether they are enemy or ally, even if it's to a personal cost to himself. In Chapter 21, he didn't hesitate to save Dark Pit and begged Viridi to activate the Power of Flight knowing full well this would kill him.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Whenever Pit is talking to himself, he comes up with the strangest things imaginable. He even impersonates Palutena and Viridi at one point.
- Colonel Badass: There are multiple references in the game that Pit is one of the higher-ups in Palutena's army. He also notes during the Chaos Kin arc, when replacement Mission Control Viridi acts like he's enlisted under her and commands him to clean latrines, that he's a commissioned officer. Possibly a Four-Star Badass instead; it's not shown if anyone besides Palutena outranks Pit.
- Combat Pragmatist: While not to Dark Pit's extent, some of the Powers Palutena grants him (I.E. Playing Dead and Vanish) has Pit using some underhanded tactics.
- Comically Missing the Point: He's prone to this at times.
- Cool Crown: Wears a Laurel Crown in Of Myths and Monsters, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Uprising.
- Cosmic Plaything: A more direct example than most, as the forces that be really are ribbing on him mercilessly.
- Covert Pervert:
- If this conversation in Uprising is any indication.Palutena: That's not all I can see, Pit. I can also see what's in your heart.
Pit: Oh... heh heh. That's really... something...
Palutena: So you'd better not be thinking about anything... naughty.
Pit: What?! How did you—
Palutena: Just kidding! Seriously, reading hearts through laurel crowns?
Pit: I know... I was... also kidding...
- The Japanese version has Pit admitting that he is a pervert... just a little bit.
- If this conversation in Uprising is any indication.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he does have plenty of harebrained moments and is a genuine goofball besides, Pit is still much more competent than he lets on.
- Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly one of the least snarky characters compared to everyone else, but he still has his moments.
- Death Is Cheap: He and all of Palutena's army are revived when they die. Unlike the Centurions, Pit is not weak because he has a motivation to toughen up: protect Lady Palutena.
- Determinator: Pit never gives up. Not even when the world is in ruins, Palutena has become Brainwashed and Crazy, and he's been trapped in a ring for three years. Once Pit sets his sight on a mission that he can't afford to give up on, he'll plow through anything that tries to slow him down, best example is during the Chaos Kin Arc when he's in the Chaos Vortex. He flies through the place searching for the Chaos Kin and once Viridi helps him find the real one, he becomes incredibly determined to defeat it even when his Power of Flight is running low on time. Then once on land, he completely tells Viridi that if the only way to defeat the Chaos Kin and save Palutena's soul is to endure several tedious battles that he would outlast all the enemies hurled at him. He does just that for at least half of the time until Dark Pit shows up to assist. Sure you can slow him down for some time using methods that may seem pretty sound, but Pit will eventually reach you while he's making his way to where you are located and take you out once he finds you.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: It's his job description!
- The Ditz: Downplayed and Subverted. Pit's kooky, can't read, and rushes into fights, but he's also incredibly experienced in combat and as shown in Chapter 23, he's perfectly capable of coming up with tactics on his own.
- Does Not Like Spam: Despite his Big Eater tendencies, he's shown to hate vegetables, especially eggplants. This stems from his unpleasant encounters with the Eggplant Wizards. He also doesn't particularly care for tempura either.
- Dual Wielding: His Bow, Claw, and Orbitar weapons all come in pairs.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Granted, the only human who can match Pit without his so called super powers is Magnus, who is among the strongest humans to ever live, but Pit's only explicit superpowers are either granted by the weapons he holds, the environment he enters or blessed upon him by Zeus, Palutena or Viridi.
- Empty Eyes: In Chapter 18 of Uprising, Pit's body is shown to have these without his soul to guide it.
- Empty Shell: Without his soul, Pit's body is a mindless husk with no emotions or willpower of its own. The Chaos Kin takes advantage of this after imprisoning Pit's soul in a ring, commanding it to indiscriminately kill humans and monsters alike.
- Of the two Greek mythology heroes: Icarus and Perseus. With the former, while not a hero, Icarus is notorious for flying too close to the sun and getting his wings burned in the process, leading to his death. This is Pit's fate at the end of Of Myths and Monsters, as well as happening twice in Uprising (chapter 17 and 22). For the latter, the entire story of Perseus from saving his mother figure by slaying Medusa with the help of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, with one of the weapons being a shield to protect yourself from Medusa's stare in the original game.
- Appropriately enough for the Greek myth motif, his first design could pass for a miniature version of Little Pollon's Apollo.
- Extreme Omnivore: According to Palutena, this angel will eat anything — especially the unusual stuff and "questionable things off the ground".
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: A victim of this at the end of Chapter 21; his wings are horribly burned, to the extent that the bones are visible.
- Fan Disservice: He gets a Shirtless Scene in Chapter 21...because his tunic is burnt up along with his wings, and his wings being burnt have left him critically ill. It flips back into Fanservice in the next chapter when he's revived via the Rewind Spring, where he shows off quite a muscular physique for someone who looks so young.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Leads to Pit and Dark Pit finishing a motto together in Chapter 21.
- Foil: For two characters.
- To Magnus. Both are skilled, veteran warriors, but their methods are as different as night and day. Pit is the Hot-Blooded, "Shoot-first-don't-bother-with-the-questions" guy who charges in guns ablazing while Magnus is the more tactical one, always planning his moves out. This is best shown in Ch 18 where Magnus actually advises Pit on how to proceed.
- To Dark Pit. The two are on opposite ends of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism. Pit is the optimistic idealist who believes in the good of everyone, human and gods alike. Dark Pit, however, is fully aware that humans are bad and the gods are just as worse. Also, while Pit is extremely loyal to Palutena, Dark Pit holds no allegiance to anyone but himself.
- Funny Background Event: Whilst Dyntos is discussing how he added more monsters than necessary to Palutena at the end of Chapter 24, Pit is flying the Great Sacred Treasure in the background... only to then crash on the ground.
- Gold and White Are Divine: His white tunic, gold highlights, and gold laurel crown add to his image as the emissary of the goddess Palutena.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Starts to show shades of this in chapter 23. He even points out that he needs to escape before he really does lose it.
- Good Is Not Soft: Pit's usually the Nice Guy most of the time, but if Palutena gives the order to fight, he's not holding back.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: The Brawler Claws give off this impression, having nothing to do with bladed implements and simply being a pair of oversized fists for Pit to clock his foes with. Their range is appropriately short, but it also gives him the largest boost to his running speed in the game.
- Handicapped Badass: He's an angel who cannot fly. It doesn't slow him down in the slightest.
- The Hero: The brave and idealistic angel beating down the forces of evil.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: The Blade weapons invoke this trope, as do the Bow weapons since they can split into twin swords. The Magnus Club also counts, being a replica of Magnus' sword.
- Heroic RRoD: He nearly dies saving Dark Pit from Chaos Kin, and manages to do so... at the cost of Pit's wings burning up when he catches him. He's out of commission for Chapter 22 as a result.
- Heroic Resolve: In spades. If there's even a small chance he can save someone, he'll find a way.
- Holding Both Sides of the Conversation: His doing this in Chapter 23 makes it very clear that the Gods constant deriding of him is having a negative effect, because during this time when he's inside Hades and thus cut off from them, he subs himself in for them because of how used he is to their banter. His Viridi impersonation is an obvious mockery, but his Palutena impersonation is disturbingly accurate in wording.
- Hot-Blooded: In one particular moment Magnus gives him advice on how to proceed tactically, while Pit in his hot blooded glory just goes in guns blazing (it's almost Lampshading the nature of the game).
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: He's essentially Palutena's Number Two with all that it entails and he's very, very good at his job despite his goofy and dorky personality.
- Hypocritical Humor: In a random conversation that may occur in chapters 19 and 20 if Pit is using a cannon, he says that humans cannot be trusted with grenade launchers because they would go around shooting everything. The irony is not lost on Viridi.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Even Palutena herself is unable to sway his sense of righteousness, and the physical manifestation of his "dark side" is neutral at worst.
- Infinity +1 Sword: The Great Sacred Treasure, used in the final battle against Hades. It was previously the Three Sacred Treasures, but they have been rendered obsolete as Pit no longer needs them to defeat Medusa, and they prove completely ineffective against Hades.
- Infinity -1 Sword: The Three Sacred Treasures are this as of Uprising where they are displaced by the Great Sacred Treasure.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is the most alturistic character in the game.
- In the Name of the Moon: Pit does this a whole lot in complete adoration to all that is Palutena and light beating darkness, and even his special idol description says that he practiced to make one. Parodied a few times as well. Special mention goes to his speech with Pandora which features an over-the-top sequence that even has him sweep his hair with Bishie Sparkle.Pit: Pandora! Underling of Medusa floating before me! It's time for you to atone for your crimes! I am Pit, servant of the Goddess of Light! And You! Are! History!
Palutena: *Deadpan* What was that all about?
Pit: Listen well, all you demons of the Underworld! In the name of the Goddess Palutena, defender of all that is good! Those who reside in darknesss will be made to face the light!
- He gets a surprisingly serious one right before fighting Medusa in Chapter 9, with poses specifically designed to showcase the Three Sacred Treasures (although it looks a bit daft if you choose not to wear them).
- Ironic Name: Although it probably comes from the -pid part of Cupid, it's still kinda funny that the winged guy is named 'hole in the ground', which Viridi takes note of.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: In gameplay. He's fast, but not that fast. He's strong, but not that strong. His strength lies solely in the weapon and the player's skill.
- The Juggernaut: The primary playable version of this trope, although it's mostly shown in Chapters 19-21 and 23-Final. This trope comes into play when Pit becomes dead serious to accomplish his objective and it turns him into a serious Lightning Bruiser. It's more present in his motivation and dialogue than his in-game durability and power unlike the other beings who actually prove this trope.
- Keet: He has energy to spare. This trait is especially noticeable when he's around Magnus.
- Kid Hero: Played with. Pit has the appearance of a young teenager, and has the personality to match, but he's older than he appears.
- Kirk Summation:
- To Medusa in chapter 9 after he tells her to shut up. Also doubles as "The Reason You Suck" Speech.Pit: You shut your mouth, Medusa! Lady Palutena is nothing like you! Who turns people to stone and poisons the rivers? Who reduces cities to rubble? And who is leading the Underworld invasion of the land and heavens?! Not Lady Palutena! You're the one responsible for all this, Medusa!
- He also gives a good one to Hades, who for the entire game up to that point had been constantly riffing on Pit's seeming Idiot Hero nature. Bear in mind, this happens during a point where Pit is completely at Hades' mercy and cut off from every ally he has (even Palutena) and where Hades had insulted his intelligence yet again merely seconds beforehand. Of course, Hades lampshades it and replies he didn't ask for a sermon.Pit: We're all responsible for maintaining a certain order in the universe. As lord of the Underworld, you know this better than anyone. But your greed has thrown everything out of order. You've overstepped your bounds by exploiting and desecrating souls. And you've disrupted the balance between the earth, the heavens, and the Underworld.
- To Medusa in chapter 9 after he tells her to shut up. Also doubles as "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Played with:Pit: Yeah! A treasure box!
Magnus: That's clearly a trap. Think about it. Who would leave treasure just lying about outside?
Pit (at player's behest): *Opens treasure box. Monsters appear.*
Magnus: What is wrong with you?
Pit: If there's a treasure box, I open it! I can't help it!
Magnus: OK, we'll see how long you'll survive with that strategy!
- Knight in Shining Armor: Considering he's a literal angel and a trained warrior, it's to be expected.
- Lady and Knight: The Knight to Palutena's Lady, as he is the Captain of her realm's Guard. Specifically, a white knight because of his heroism.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: At the beginning of Chapter 21, instead of waiting for the door to open, he busts the door down.Pit: Hold on, Lady Palutena! I'm coming for you!
- Light Is Good: An angel with white clothing who is a servant of the Goddess of Light and The Hero of the series.
- Limit Break: Each of Pit's weapons has a special attack that can be used during air battles.
- Literal-Minded: At times, such as this exchange in Chapter 2:Magnus: So, you're here for a slice of the pie, too?
Pit: Huh? Pie? Where?
- Luminescent Blush: He gets flustered very easily and does this as a result, as shown when Phosphora teases him. This is Lampshaded by Palutena.Palutena: He embarrasses easily.
- Made of Iron: Pit can take quite a beating for someone of his size. Over the course of the game, he's been thrown around, beaten up, burned, electrocuted, eaten, having fallen from the sky on multiple occasions, nearly got his wings burned off and near death and comes out no worse for wear. Ch. 21 in particular had him engaging the Chaos Kin in a dogfight, literally fighting his way through 13 waves of replicated enemies from every faction, fighting the Chaos Kin again on foot and showing no signs of tiring.
- Magic Staff: The Staff weapons are a unique variation on this trope as they're effectively the game's equivalent of a sniper rifle, dealing massive damage at long range while being able to zoom in for even more precision.
- Mind-Control Eyes: His soulless body in Chapter 18.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Though Pit is the Captain of the Guard, he also knows exactly how Palutena likes her coffee and jumps to prepare it when she asks.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: All of his weapons from Brawl onward do double duty as both melee and ranged, even swords, bows, and clubs.
- Morality Pet:
- For Viridi. The only explanation given for why she helps him and never sees any consequences for her actions is that she's developed a soft spot for him.
- It's also implied his innocence and trust makes him one for even Palutena herself somewhat, which is likely why he was sealed in the ring when she gets possessed.
- Multi-Melee Master: In Uprising, most of his clubs and arms are used for melee attacks, and he also goes hand-to-hand with claws, wields blades, and of course has his trusty bows which split into twin swords.
- Multi-Ranged Master: In Uprising, his orbitars, cannons and staves are meant for ranged combat, and all his weapons have various levels of ranged capability.
- My God, What Have I Done?:
- His reaction after defeating Dark Lord Gaol, where it's revealed that he's actually a she and she's actually a human. Palutena thankfully cheers him up by telling him that Gaol is still alive.
- Takes a much more serious tone in Chapter 19 when he kills the Chariot Master. Both he and Viridi felt his death was completely pointless and regret it had to come to that.
- Never Learned to Read: By his own admission, in the English localization. In the Japanese version, he instead says that he wanted to die with a full belly.
- Nice Guy: Kind, compassionate, and very easygoing.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nice job Pit, you just killed the Phoenix. Now Hades can set his master plan in action. And then you destroyed the Lunar Sanctum. Have fun dealing with the Eldritch Abomination you unleashed. Though to be fair, Pit had no choice but to kill the Phoenix, as doing nothing would allow the Phoenix to attack humanity. Also, Arlon never explained what the Lunar Sanctum's purpose was, so Pit couldn't know what would happen. Even Viridi admits he can't really be blamed when he didn't know about it.
- Not a Morning Person: Gets woken up early in Chapter 15 to investigate the alien invasion, but is clearly exhausted and falls out the door of the level until Palutena uses the Power of Flight and informs him of the situation to snap him awake.Pit: [yawning] Ugh... so sleepy...
- Number Two: To Palutena.
- Oh, Crap!: Given the entire plot in the game, Pit gets a good amount of moments where his lines directly come from him realizing how bad his situation is or if he thinks that something bad will happen. In the former, it's usually when the enemies keep swarming him, for the latter, his reaction comes from entering or being in certain areas for some time. Then there are times where he plays this trope for the laughs although to him it may not originally be very funny.Pit: Uh-oh...note
Pit: So... many... enemies...
- Older Than They Look: In the first game he's a trained soldier, yet in Uprising, which takes place a full 25 years later, he's still practically a teenager. Sakurai even tweeted Pit's body is that of a 13 year old.
- One-Man Army: While Medusa, Hades, and Viridi send in hordes of monsters to attack, Palutena just sends in Pit. She does have plenty of Centurions, but they're all so weak that Pit is basically the main muscle of her army. He's just that good. Lampshaded by Magnus in Chapter 18.Magnus: You're the only member of Palutena's Army that can pull his own weight. Don't get me started on the Centurions. Sure, they're a ton of them, but they're all pretty flimsy.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Pit's weapons are imbued with the power of the gods, meaning that normal humans can't use them. This makes the Fighters in Together Mode extra enigmatic, since they're wingless humanoids who can wield Pit's weapons.
- Our Angels Are Different: Resembles a classic winged angel, but he can't fly on his own. Some of his weaponry also stray away from the norm for angels (namely claws, cannons, and arm attachments).
- Person of Mass Destruction: A heroic and lighter example than most but still prevalent. Any place Pit enters will inevitably be destroyed. Lampshaded by Viridi in chapter 12.Viridi: This coming from the flying munitions depot himself? You're as destructive as a hundred Reset Bombs!
- Pintsized Powerhouse: He's the same size as a regular human child, but he can take down creatures several times his size.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: In the first game Pit's hair starts off light brown, becomes green at 2 strength, purple at 3, dark brown at 4, and blue at 5. In the best ending, his hair goes back to being light brown in his adult form, and it stays that color regardless of strength in every other game.
- Pungeon Master: He and Palutena love making puns in their banter.Palutena: Even though arms are big, they won't cut down on your agility.
Pit: So there's no need to keep enemies at arm's length!
Palutena: And that should give you a leg up!
Pit and Palutena: HA HA HA HA!
- Rain of Arrows: The Bow's special attack.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to anyone's Blue Oni most of the time, particularly Dark Pit and Magnus. Though he dipped into Blue Oni territory during Uprising's Chapter 20, in which he was unusually serious.
- Reverse Grip: When separating his bow into twin blades, he tends to hold one in this way.
- Roaring Rampage of Rescue: The entire description of his actions in Chapter 20 and the first part of his reasons in the following chapter. This combined with his nearly unrivaled willpower makes it almost impossible to slow him down at all. So far only the Chaos Kin was able to slow him down during his rescue mission thanks to throwing 13 waves of enemies at him without slowing down and later on at Dark Pit as well but that barely slows either of them down.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Woe to anyone who gets Pit to put his sheer devotion and attention into hurting them. This combined with his completely monstrous willpower results in him being able to endure and come out as the victor in many battles that he normally wouldn't be able to handle alone. Although Pit's demonstration of this trope is more of a version of Tranquil Fury, he uses this trope so effectively when he sets his sight on an enemy he can't afford to lose to. This trope is the second half of his line of reason in Chapter 21, resulting in him trashing at least 7-8 waves of enemies by himself before losing his momentum just because he's that ticked off at the Chaos Kin. In his final battle against Hades, Pit performs this trope to the extreme by literally taking on Hades in order to kill the Underworld Ruler for his massacre of innocent lives and causing many unneeded wars.
- Sanity Slippage: Played with and defied. During Chapter 23, Pit starts talking to himself and acts like he is on the verge of losing his mind... but, at the end of his rant, he lampshades how he needs to get out of Hades before he REALLY goes crazy.
- Sarcasm-Blind: Which is ironic, considering he has his own Deadpan Snarker moments.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Magnus' Manly Man.
- Ship Tease: With Viridi in Chapter 16 and with Phosphora in Ch 14. Also with Palutena, especially in the Japanese version where he admits to fantasizing about her.
- Shirtless Scene: No, it's not related to his love for hot springs. Rather, it's when his wings burn off when rescuing Dark Pit from the Chaos Kin.
- Shock and Awe: The Blade's special attack calls down lightning bolts.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!:
- To Medusa in Chapter 9, followed by a Kirk Summation.
- Also to Hades in Chapter 23, though only just barely.
- Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: He has a song that goes "you gotta stay upbeat, upbeat, upbeat. Or you're gonna be dead meat, dead meat, dead meat". Dark Pit, naturally, thinks it's annoying.
- Skilled, but Naïve: He's a skilled and powerful fighter, but he's somewhat dim, and he fully believes in Black and White Morality.
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite being a Hot-Blooded Cloud Cuckoolander and the fact that he Never Learned to Read, Pit is actually quite cunning and much smarter than people give him credit for when he puts his mind to it.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: As expected from an archer.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Wise Guy to anyone's Straight Man, especially Dark Pit and Magnus.
- Super Mode: The Power Of Flight doesn't just let Pit fly for five minutes. It also boosts the range and firing rate of his weapons, lets him perform powerful special attacks, significantly increases his stamina even on the ground, lets him move at full speed with all be the absolute heaviest weapons, allows him to reflect projectiles and increases the ability to reflect them if already using something known for doing so.
- "Super Sentai" Stance: He does one when he first fights Medusa in Uprising, and it is awesome.
- Sword and Sorcerer: The Sword to Palutena's sorcerer. Pit is the main weaponmaster of the game while Palutena relies on light magic.
- Tempting Fate: This exchange between him and Palutena at the end of Ch 13, three years before everything goes to hell in a handbasket.Palutena: But what's that thing breaking free?
Pit: Oh, I'm sure it's nothing.
- To Hell and Back: As mentioned above, his job takes him all over the world. From Skyworld, to the Overworld, to the Underworld, to outer space, and even different dimensions.
- Too Much Information:
Pit: TMI! Nobody wants to hear about your loins!
- Says the acronym when Arlon mentions his... loins.
- Magnus seems to have the same reaction when Pit mentions his "sacred buns".
- Took a Level in Badass: Shown if you clear Chapter 9 without using the three treasures. In the first one, Pit could only take down Medusa with the three sacred treasures. In Uprising, he can take her down without them.
- Tranquil Fury: Only demonstrates this once and that's in chapter 20 when Hades mockingly presents the very real possibility that he may have to kill the possessed Palutena. His response is to calmly, bluntly tell Hades to go home... or in other words, to go to Hell.
- 24-Hour Armor: He tells Magnus he never takes off his uniform. Even while bathing. Ew. Apparently, it saves on laundry!
- Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Dark Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
- Undying Loyalty:
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While Pit doesn't merit all the blame, him destroying the Lunar Sanctum did not end well for anyone involved. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!.
- V-Sign: After defeating Hades, in Uprising.Victory!
- Weapon of Choice: Nine different classes.
- Cool Sword: Blades are well-balanced with melee and ranged shots.
- Simple Staff: Staves have excellent range, but are less-than-impressive at melee.
- Wolverine Claws: Claws are fast, but rely on rapid-fire and quick combos to deal damage.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Bows have the best homing capabilities and split into two blades for melee. The Palutena Bow has become his signature weapon outside of Uprising.
- Power Tattoo: Palms don't slow Pit down, but don't exactly have the best damage output.
- Carry a Big Stick: Clubs deal massive damage, but are hard to lug around and have no continuous fire.
- BFG: Cannons fire explosive charged shots, but don't have the best range.
- Attack Drones: Orbitars hover at Pit's sides, trading damage output for rate of fire.
- Power Fist: Arms have powerful melee attacks, but subpar range.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: He won't hesitate to put the smackdown on Underworld monsters, the Forces of Nature, or the Aurum... but as soon as he discovers that Dark Lord Gaol was a human woman upon defeating her, he's absolutely horrified and has a My God, What Have I Done? moment. Furthermore, when Viridi brushes off his objections to her genocidal hatred of humanity by accusing him of being the same way towards Underworld forces, Pit replies that it's not the same because unlike her, he's destroying evil ("It's totally different! Look it up.").
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism in Uprising, Pit is very optimistic and has high hopes in the human race, despite the game showing time and time again that the Gods are Jerkasses. He is also fiercely loyal to Palutena and Angel Land, no matter what. The fact that this view is attacked when Palutena gets brainwashed does affect him, though even then he doesn't stray from what he believes in, even if it means beating some sense into Palutena herself.
- Winged Humanoid: He's an angel, so it's to be expected.
- Wings Do Nothing:
- Played with. By default, Pit can't fly — as a result, his wings are merely decorative and, at most, can slow his fall (Of Myths and Monsters, 3D Classics) or allow him to glide (Super Smash Bros. Brawl). However, he can fly if he uses one of the Three Sacred Treasures or the Power of Flight.
- It's implied that they may contain his lifeforce, or at least that he can't live without them. When he burns his wings to the bone, it nearly kills him. Part of the reason Palutena wants to heal him so badly is certainly that he loved to fly and wanted nothing more than to fly on his own, but it seems like having burnt wings is quite literally killing him and the only way to save him is to restore his wings.
- Would Hit a Girl: When most of them are trying to kill you, it's pretty justified. Notably, his immediate reaction to Gaol's reveal is not "Gaol is a woman" but "Gaol is a human".
- Yes-Man: To Palutena. Phosphora even lampshades it.
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Ali Hillis (EN, Uprising), Brandy Kopp (EN, Smash Bros. series)
Debut: Kid Icarus
- "Despite the Underworld invasion, the people haven't given up hope!"
The Goddess of Light and ruler of Skyworld, Palutena goes to great lengths to protect her people, and those who dwell on the surface lands below. She's benevolent, kind, playful, and a massive troll towards Pit, but still gives him advice and provides him with the Power of Flight when it's needed.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Her Brawl redesign, which itself is a more glamorous look than both her original appearance (which still made her look divine) and her appearance in Of Myths and Monsters (where she appears more homely than the first game). It would later become her official appearance in subsequent games, undergoing some subtle design changes to make her look more youthful in them.
- Adorkable: She may be an elegant goddess, but Palutena has a lovable, trollish Genki Girl personality and behaves similarly to many geek girls in Real Life. Best demonstrated and taken Up to Eleven in Palutena's Revolting Dinner, where she's probably at her cutest!
- And I Must Scream: She suffered under the Chaos Kin's control for three years, being unable to control her body while her soul was constantly under threat of being consumed.
- Attack Drones: Her boss battle has her summon two orbs of light that follow Pit around and fire lasers at him.
- Badass Adorable: She's a gorgeous, yet powerful goddess who has an Adorkable personality.
- Badass Bookworm: Going hand in hand with her role as The Smart Girl, Palutena is the most knowledgeable god in the game. She also experiments with magics and technologies, sometimes creating new ones.
- Badass in Charge: Of Skyworld and the Centurions. Her boss battle shows she can dish about a lot more than she can take, but her guards distracting intruders while she charges up proves a very effective defense of her palace.
- Badass in Distress: Throughout the course of the series she has an unfortunate habit of being caught off-guard...
- The Bait: Deliberatively uses Pit as one to lure out one of the Hewdraw heads on Chapter 3, by dousing him with a "pheromone".Palutena: It's my patented monster pheromone! Monsters just LOVE the smell of it. And now it's all over you!
Pit: What?! ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME?!
- Bathtub Scene: In the beginning of Palutena's Revolting Dinner, Pt. 2; she's enjoying a hotspring bath◊ as she waits for Pit to return with the rest of the food.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: The Goddess of Light, the Big Good of the game, and very beautiful.
- Berserk Button: Don't call her ma'am.
- Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Silly Ones: Palutena's one of the more pleasant Gods in the game for the most part (though she still has her vices), and is probably more Genki Girl than goddess. However, as Hewdraw learned the hard way and as her Boss Fight shows * , if forced to take a more direct approach, she'll happily remind you why she's the Goddess of Light.
- Beyond the Impossible: During Palutena's Revolting Dinner, when she discovers that the Vegetable Monster is vulnerable to water, she uses her Power of Malestorm to create a storm indoors.
- Big Eater: Judging by her banter with Pit, during which she'll randomly talk about everything from the great meal they could make out of the Kraken to Phoenix eggs making wonderful omelets. Likely where Pit gets it from; Viridi has to snap the both of them out of ordering a pizza during the Aurum invasion of all things.
- Big Good: The Goddess of Light and ruler of Skyworld. However, it should be noted she chose to be good when darkness goddess Medusa chose to be evil. They are not inherit qualities.
- Blunt Metaphors Trauma: She insists she always gets those sayings correct, so maybe not.
- Boss Banter: In Uprising with Pit, and when he's busy either Viridi or Hades. Especially shown in her boss fight, where most of her attacks are telegraphed by a specific phrase."Time for a sacrifice!"
"This might sting!"
"Cover your eyes!"
"Fly away now!"
- Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Chaos Kin arc in Uprising. The catch is you have to beat her up without killing her or else you fail the mission. Luckily, you can win the fight without hitting her at all, as knocking down The Chaos Kin causes her to stagger.
- Breakout Character: Her special episode of Palutena's Revolting Dinner and the game got her so many fans, she got promoted to a playable character in Super Smash Bros.
- Butt-Monkey: "Palutena's Revolting Dinner" puts her in this position, getting hung upside-down, attacked by carrots, and having giant pumpkins explode in her face, all because she was distracted while adding a potion.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Medusa's Cain. See Foil below.
- Captain Obvious: Most of her dialogue revolves around her stating the obvious in the Japanese version instead of teasing Pit. Lampshaded by Viridi in Chapter 15.Viridi: All hail the goddess of obvious.
- Character Exaggeration: Palutena messes with Pit far more often in the English dub than the original Japanese.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Can often come off as this, due to her tendency to change the subject and bring up food at random times.
- Cool Crown: A golden laurel crown with a red jewel embedded in it.
- Cool Sword: Does not use one, but the Palutena Blade is modeled after her.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green hair and green eyes.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as often as most characters, but she has her moments. This side is most commonly seen when talking with Viridi and/or Dark Pit.Dark Pit: Hold on a second. Your math is a little off. You might want to break out the Brain Age, pal.
Viridi: I have a brain age of 24!
Palutena: And that's relevant because...?
- Deuteragonist: Of Uprising, even if she's not physically involved that much in the story.
- Expy: Of Athena, the Greek Goddess of Wisdom. Both are among the saner, more rational and pleasant gods, and are full of wisdom on almost any topic, though they still have their not-so-nice moments. Combined with Divergent Character Evolution as her character was fleshed out in Uprising, she has developed into a unique design of its own and is much less a direct interpretation of Athena nowadays and more her own character, even if she remains her analog in-universe.
- Extreme Omnivore:
- Like Pit, it's implied she'll eat anything. She may have even rubbed off this on him. She even makes jokes about how the idea of Pit being turned to a crisp from the lightning might sound delicious, but that she would pull him out of the area where the lightning struck.
- It's also demonstrated in Palutena's Revolting Dinner where despite the fact that the carrots have been overdosed with her rejuvenation potion and are now sentient, she still intends to eat them.
- Fanservice Pack: During her own short in Palutena's Revolting Dinner, she gets a nice view of herself enjoying a hotspring bath. Later, her trailer for Smash 3DS/Wii U shows a pair of male gazes of her hips and chest, the changes in aesthetics for both this game and Ultimate accentuate her curves more than in Uprising, and she even gets a taunt in-game where she twirls around her staff, not unlike a pole-dance. Each successive game since Of Myths and Monsters seems to have pushed her a little bit further into Ms. Fanservice territory, despite not starting out as one.
- Funnily enough, subverted in Ultimate; her design depicts the slit of her dress being shorter, so as not to reveal much leg.
- Fantastic Nuke: Her Palutena Glam Buster or the Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser which she uses to finish off Hewdraw.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: She only wears a stocking on her left leg, her dress has a slit on her left side and her sandal is accompained by a leg wrap. Meanwhile, she only wears an anklet on her right leg.
- Flunky Boss: Her boss fight has her occasionally summon Centurion Knights to aid her.
- To Medusa. Both of them ruled Skyworld together, but the two are quite literally as different as night and day. Palutena is the benevolent Goddess of Light, Medusa is the vindictive Goddess of Darkness. Palutena has light powers to contrast Medusa's dark magic and her clothing is white to contrast Medusa's purple dress. Palutena cares deeply for humanity and wishes to protect it. Medusa despises humanity and wishes to see it destroyed.
- To Viridi. Both characters help Pit out during the game and both of them have similar powers, but their stances on humans are polar opposites of each other. Viridi believes that humans are inherently evil and destructive and incapable of change while Palutena is aware of their flaws, but believes that humans can grow and learn.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Discussed in one of her guidances in Smash; she and Viridi assure that angels and goddesses can look like anything they want to, and that their true forms don't look like what humans are seeing, but rather only the aspects they can comprehend.
- Founder of the Kingdom: According to the manual for ''Of Myths And Monsters'', she is the founder of Angel Land.
- The Gadfly/Troll: Uprising has her messing with Pit a lot (especially in the English version). Her pranks include teasing Pit with jokes and puns, not warning him when she's going to speed his wings up, squeezing his head by tightening his laurel crown, and so on. Hell, there's a little comic for the post-game option of turning off all dialogue:Pit: I'm in trouble here, Lady Palutena!
Palutena: (serene smile) You can do it, Pit.
- Genki Girl: If Palutena's Revolting Dinner and her constant teasing with Pit are anything to go by, she's likely like this. Of course, the fact she's like this makes her look less heavenly than previously envisioned.
- God Is Flawed: This is why she takes a strong stance on protecting humanity. She's fully aware of how flawed humanity can be, but also knows that gods can be just as bad, if not worse than humans and when they fight, humans are innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire.
- God of Good: She's the Goddess of Light who helps Pit protect humanity from evil. Though she is hinted to have a darker side to her. See Good Is Not Nice below.
- The Gods Must Be Lazy: Invoked; Magnus outright accuses her of "sleeping on the job" in Chapter 2, much to her annoyance.
- Gold and White Are Divine: Her outfit is predominately white and gold, and she is of course the Goddess of Light.
- Good Is Not Nice: Unsurprising, given she's based on Athena. According to some of the other gods, Palutena isn't really the nicest of them all as she appears to be. More and more hints at a darker side of this appear as the game goes on, demonstrating some of her actions have been rather questionable (such as turning Medusa into a monster when she banished her to the Underworld), so it's not hard to see why everyone is wary of her. In the end, while she certainly does mean well, she's not pure. Though she's still more pleasant than the other gods.Medusa: I find it very ironic that you would call yourself the goddess of light. After all, it was you who turned me into a monster. It was you who hunted me down.
Palutena: You shouldn't blame me for that. I only reflected in your appearance what I saw in your heart.
Medusa: And what about YOUR heart? I can only imagine what resides there.
- Heroic Willpower: As pointed out by Viridi in Chapter 21, the fact that Palutena was able to resist having her soul devoured by the Chaos Kin for three years proves she has incredible willpower.
- Hero's Muse: Most of what keeps Pit going is his devotion to her. He even outright admits that the reason he fights is because of her. Whether this is an idealistic sort of hero worship or if he just has a crush on her is left largely to the viewer's imagination — there's evidence for either, or both.
- Hot Goddess: Oh yes, definitely. Her redesign turned her outfit into a more realistic AND less subtle one. Especially in Smash, where the different aesthetics used accentuate more her body.
- Humans Are Flawed: She's fully aware of the flaws of humanity, but at the same time, she's aware that gods can be just as bad, if not worse. She protects them because while humans may fight with each other a lot, when it comes to wars between gods, they're innocent bystanders.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Invokes this in one of her guidances in Smash; she indicates she could massacre Pit in a fight if she really wanted to. It's heavily implied that when you fight against her during Uprising, she is in a very weakened state thanks to struggling with the Chaos Kin for three years (she literally staggers into the boss fight with her, and collapses in exhaustion when the Chaos Kin loses its link with her).
- Jerkass Gods: Played for laughs. She simply LOVES teasing Pit.Pit: But you would NEVER abuse your power, right?
Palutena: Of course I would! It's all part of the Goddess's job description.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She enjoys making a ton of jokes at Pit's expense, but she does genuinely care about him deeply, to Mama Bear levels.
- King of All Cosmos: She can certainly dip into this, and many other characters tend to point out when she screws up/teases too much/acts hypocritical. Her apotheosis of this is seen whenever she cooks.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Pit's Knight, as his boss (captain of her realm's guard) and inspiration.
- Lady of War: Always shows a composed stance while guiding Pit and in the battlefield, which also carries over to her attacks in Smash. Since she is based on Athena, the goddess of wisdom, law, and just warfare after all, this is not really surprising. Her upbeat and trollish personality make for a bit of a subversion, though.
- Large Ham: Well, more of a small ham when compared to everyone else, Pit included. Her attempts at it sound decidedly more forced than the rest, meaning you'll either be laughing or facepalming in response. Even when possessed by the Chaos Kin, she's still quite over the top, and very expressive in her boss battles.
- Lethal Chef: Figuratively and literally in Palutena's Revolting Dinner, she became a bit too distracted while using a rejuvenation potion, causing vegetables to become sentinent and dangerous. Though, nothing in the short actually suggests she's a bad chef, just easily distracted while handling powerful potions.
- Light 'em Up: She is the Goddess of Light after all. One off her tricks in battle is to simply shine so much it obscures the screen. To scale, Pit complains about the core off the Aurum Hive being as bright as the sun, but Palutena's light harder to see through.
- Light Is Good: The Goddess of Light and the Big Good of the series.
- Light Is Not Good: When possessed by the Chaos Kin.
- Long-Range Fighter: Prefers to keep her distance from opponents and fire energy blasts. However, her appearance in Smash shows she can definitely handle herself up close.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Has a mirror shield that she uses in battle.
- Meaningful Name: A portmanteau derived from the Japanese reading of "Pallas Athena", one of Athena's titles. If read in Japanese phoentics, it would roughly come out to "Parasu Atena". After factoring in Japanese Ranguage, it comes out to "Palutena".
- Ma'am Shock: Dislikes it so, even if the lifespan of gods is implied to be eternal.
- Mama Bear: Towards Pit, if chapter 21 and 22 aren't evident enough. In Viridi's own words, she was willing to cheat death in order to save Pit in chapter 22.
- Mind over Matter: Chapter 18 shows she has powerful telekinesis, able to toss pieces of Skyworld itself at Pit. Carries over into Smash, where some of her attacks have her telekinetically twirling her staff at opponents.
- Mission Control: Until Chapter 18, when she becomes Brainwashed and Crazy, leaving Viridi to fill her position. Fortunately, it's not permanent.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: Though Pit is the Captain of the Guard, she still has him running her errands as well, such as fetching her coffee.
- A Mother to Her Men: Even though she can and does revive the Centurions when they die, she still doesn't like to see them get hurt, so unless it is really needed, she rarely sends them to fight.
- Ms. Fanservice: Donwplayed, but has become this increasingly. See Fanservice Pack above.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After being saved from the Chaos Kin, the expression she has clearly says this. Especially when Pit nearly gives up his life for Dark Pit, burning his wings up in the process.
- Mysterious Waif: Interestingly, her rare AR card idol mentions that her history and motivations are little known. Even in Uprising she gets some questions that she doesn't answer truthfully.
- Never My Fault: Unfortunately, she's arrogant to a fault, no pun intended. During the Aurum arc, she blames only Viridi and Hades for the Aurum invasion, pointing out that the war between the Underworld and Forces of Nature most likely drew the Aurum to Earth in the first place. Viridi rightfully points out that Palutena and Pit are just as responsible, since they raised quite a bit of destruction themselves fighting Medusa.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: There is virtually nothing this girl can't pull out of her bag of tricks. It's basically Power of (insert whatever power the plot needs here).
- Nice Girl: Downplayed; okay yes, the gods do refer her as not being as nice as she seems to be, her actions have been questionable at best, and she loves messing with Pit during his missions. However, she does care for Pit as well as her Centurions, and while some of her motives for protecting humanity are somewhat unclear, she still does so and expects them to slowly grow and change.
- Not So Above It All: For a goddess who rules over a mystical land, you'd expect her to act like a Lady of War, but she sure doesn't act like it much, instead being pretty cheerful, positive and "upbeat, upbeat, upbeat".
- Only Sane Woman: If she's not being the gadfly she usually is, though, she usually keeps her calm and composure no matter the situation. She comes across as this during some interactions with Pit (especially when she's commanding him), as well as the Aurum arc, in contrast to the childish and short-tempered Viridi and the hammy and chaotic Hades.Pit: Twinbellows! Here, boy! Old Pit's gonna teach you even MORE new tricks! And if you're good, I'll take you for a walk... and give you a bath... and a treat. We're gonna rack up some serious Nintendogs trainer points together!
Palutena: Focus, Pit.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: In Uprising, she dons a pair on one scene in Chapter 17◊ just to tease Viridi. Alternatively, she does use them in two extra tutorials' artwork (if you bothered to watch the How To Play videos, that is).
- Physical God: Distress Ball aside, she's a very powerful goddess and has no qualms demonstrating it. Best shown in the Air Battle of Chapter 3 when Pit's fighting Hewdraw; if he takes too long to defeat him, Palutena will use her Sacred Goddess Clobberlaser (Or Palutena Glam Blaster), a giant column of light, to oneshot it. She also showcases other godly powers throughout the game such as her sneeze causing a meteor to change course at one point during Chapter 13 or creating an opening through a large storm cloud to get to Phosphora's Thunder Cloud Temple in Chapter 14. Chapter 18 has her telekinetically tossing large pieces of Skyworld itself at Pit. Gets taken to its logical conclusion in Chapter 20, where she serves as the chapter's boss and if her dialogue to Pit in her trailer and guidance for Smash 3DS/Wii U is any indication, she may have only been using a fraction of her actual power.
- Pimped-Out Dress: In the Smash games and Uprising.
- Plucky Comic Relief: During Palutena's Revolting Dinner.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches her knees.
- Really 700 Years Old: While her true age is unknown, she's obviously much older than she appears. She is young by goddess standards, though, as Word of God states, her appearance is around 22 years old in human years. Lampshaded in the banter between her and Phosphora in Chapter 14.Phosphora: You're right, I'm sorry. You're much too young to be called "ma'am".
Palutena: You know as well as I do the lifespan of gods. And how about you? What's your age?
Palutena and Phosphora: I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours!
- Requisite Royal Regalia: Dresses quite elegantly as befits a goddess.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness:
Palutena: The monster situation is quite clamant.
- Dips into this when she's teasing Pit.
Pit: Is... that a good thing?
Palutena: You know. It's importunate, or unpropitious.
Pit: Are you still speaking English right now?
Palutena: I'm sorry Pit. I didn't mean to confuse you. Here, let me make this easy for you. Big monsters kill Pit grr!
Pit: Ah! That makes perfect sense! Thank you!
Palutena: Despite my winsomeness and equanimity, I do have a strong streak of rascality.
- And when Pit faces off against the Hewdraw head.
Pit: I don't even know what that means!
- She's Got Legs: Quite long ones at that, and she isn't afraid to show them off, particularly in Smash.
- Shipper on Deck: An easy to miss moment shows her teasing that Viridi has a soft spot for Pit.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Palutena's Revolting Dinner has her enduring some very Amusing Injuries, and in Smash, she's subject to the same punishment every other fighter is.
- The Smart Girl: She's one of the smartest gods out there, according to the others. And it shows: she has information on (almost) every single enemy, quickly gains much on most of those she initially has nothing on, and she's very rational in comparison to the other gods. Again, unsurprising given she's based on Athena.
- The Strategist: Usually has sound advice for traversing terrain and fighting enemies. She significantly less helpful when it comes to the Aurum, but is nonetheless the most consistently useful help against them after Pyrrhon.
- Staff of Authority: Like the other gods, she has one too. This is her Weapon of Choice.
- Sword and Sorcerer: The sorcerer to Pit's Sword.
- The Tease: Started becoming this as of Uprising, and Smash takes it Up to Eleven.
- Taken for Granite:
- In Of Myths and Monsters, when Orcos kidnapped her at the end.
- Also during Uprising, although she did it to herself as a precaution, as revealed by Petrified Palutena's idol.
- Unwitting Pawn: After the Chaos Kin breaks out of the Lunar Sanctum, it possessed Palutena for three years and used her to wreak havoc on the human realm.
- Weapon of Choice: Her staff and mirror shield.
- Woman in White: To further cement her status as the Goddess of Light.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has very long, vivid, thick and gorgeous green hair that reaches down to her knees.
Palutena's ordinary soldiers. Unlike the other gods, she usually doesn't bother sending them out because they're rather weak and she doesn't like to see them get hurt, and Pit is already a strong enough military on his own.
- Abnormal Ammo: Centurion Strongarms will throw dumbbells at Pit for a ranged attack.
- Blade on a Stick: The weapon of choice for the Centurion Knights.
- Death Is Cheap: Through dialogue and their Idols, Uprising reveals that the Centurions can be revived. Pit believes this is why the Centurions are so weak. They have no incentive to get stronger if they'll just get revived.
- Dub Name Change: Icarus in the Japanese version. This is referenced in Of Myths And Monsters, where Palutena's army of Centurions is called the Icarus Army.
- Dumb Muscle: The Strongarm Centurions are this. Even Pit says they're all brawn, including their brains.
- Elite Mook: The Centurion Knights.
- Escort Mission: Two Centurion Strongarms need to be defended by Pit in order for him to reach Pyrrhon during the second half of Chapter 17. If both are killed the first time, Palutena will summon two more, but if those are killed, its a Non-Standard Game Over.
- Flight: Despite their tiny wings, they can fly.
- Gag Nose: All Centurions have large noses.
- Irony: They're more of a threat when they turn against their leader.
- Javelin Thrower: Centurion Knights will toss their spears for a ranged attack.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Centurion Knights come equipped with shields. Unfortunately for them, they can easily be destroyed.
- One-Hit-Point Wonder: In the first game, it only takes one hit to bring one down. Super Smash Bros. takes it a step further by having them expire as soon as they hit their target.
- Our Angels Are Different: Their wings are on their heads rather than their backs.
- Red Shirt Army: These guys die so much that even Palutena jokes about it.
- Taken for Granite: In the original, Medusa turned them all into stone. In order to get them back, Pit had to use a hammer to free them.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Centurion Strongarms.
- Undying Loyalty: To Pit. Especially shown during the Aurum arc where despite knowing full well they would probably be killed, they still helped Pit defeat the Aurum.
- Wrestler in All of Us: In Uprising, the Strongarm Centurions are capable of powerbombing Pit and Magnus when they appear as enemies in Chapter 18 and 20, although they can't grab you while you're in the middle of a melee combo.
Voiced by: Minami Takayama (JP), Antony del Rio (EN)
- "Hey there, Pit-stain."
A mysterious black-winged angel. He can soar through the skies without being granted the power of flight — and seems determined to face Pit in battle.
- Adorkable: He's no different from his light counterpart.
- Anti-Hero: He started out as an opponent for Pit who was unaffiliated to the Underworld Army despite being created by Pandora's Mirror of Truth, only fighting Pit for his own reasons. But after realizing that killing Pit means he'll die as well, he warms up to Pit and becomes one of his most important allies.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Downplayed. He's supposed to be the embodiment of Pit's dark side, but Pit is so inherently kind and pure that the only negative traits he embodies are Pit's brashness, sharp tongue, arrogance, and thrill for battle.
- Arch-Enemy: Seems to have found one in Pandora.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: As a manifestation of the darkness in Pit's heart, Dark Pit represents some of the traits Pit keeps to himself — such as a rather arrogant personality and his thrill for battle, which for Dark Pit goes beyond being Hot-Blooded into being an arrogant Blood Knight (Or at least at first)
- Ascended Extra: He was originally just a palette swap of Pit in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Badass Adorable: Like his light counterpart, he can kick ass, as shown in chapter 9 when he literally falcon kicks the mini boss at the beginning when Pit can't do any damage with the Sacred Treasures. Ironically in the Japanese version, kicking the enemy actually resulted in him being injured instead of coming out without a scratch like in the English version.
- Badass Baritone: It's Pit's voice with a deeper inflection.
- Badass Driver: Dark Pit has a tendency to take the Lightning Chariot and ram it at his opponents when Pit needs help.
- Bash Brothers: With Pit, eventually.
- Berserk Button: Do NOT call him "Pittoo!"
- Black and Grey Morality: Unlike Pit, who sees the world in black and white, he sees things in black and grey. While the Underworld Army are indeed the villains, the Gods they serve aren't any better. He even calls the Gods out on how they treat the world with their powers and place the blame on humans; Palutena even admits he's right.
- Blood Knight:
Palutena: Pittoo just isn't happy unless he's fighting someone.
- Implied by the following exchange, though he gradually grows out of it after some Character Development:
Dark Pit: You say that like's a bad thing!
Pit: What are you doing here?
- And earlier in Chapter 9:
Dark Pit: The same thing you're doing, pummeling Underworld fools. I'm just way better at it.
Palutena: Maybe you also sensed that Pit could use your help.
Dark Pit: Don't make me laugh. Now enough talky talk! There's fighting to be done!
- Break the Haughty: According to Chapter 21, the reason for Dark Pit switching sides is because he found out that he can't live without Pit. He won't go into details on what happened to him while Pit was in the ring, but it wasn't pleasant, to say the least. Pit nearly dying for his sake is enough for him to fully switch sides and be Pit's ally.
- Brought Down to Normal: After Chapter 22, he loses his power to fly independently as a result of Pandora's revival.
- Brutal Honesty: If the Gods are Jerkasses, he'll say it to their faces.
- Butt-Monkey: He may be the Shadow Archetype of Pit, but that doesn't make him immune to the abuse his alter ego suffers. Almost every character refers to him as Pittoo, and Pit kicks his ass several times over the course of the game.
- Canon Immigrant: He made his debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a simple color change for Pit. He was notable for changing Pit's color more dramatically than any of the other costumes, which really only changed his tunic color and slightly changed his wings' tint.
- Can't Live Without You: Dark Pit's change of heart comes when he finds out killing Pit means he dies as well.
- Car Fu: Rams the Lightning Chariot into the Chaos Vortex to prevent the Chaos Kin from escaping. He also runs it through Hades so he could grab Pit and escape with him.
- Cloning Blues: It's not fun being seen by the world as nothing more than Pit's Evil Knockoff and getting slammed with a nickname that is basically an onomatopoeia for "spit".
- Combat Pragmatist: Whether it's against Pit or the Underworld army, he has a habit of attacking them when they least expect it.
- The Comically Serious: Hades claims he has no sense of humor. In return, Dark Pit just ignores him, unlike Pit.
- Cool Crown: Wears one just like Pit.
- Darker and Edgier: He's far more serious and cynical than Pit and isn't one to play nice. But if the game isn't taking things seriously, he also won't be taken seriously.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's the Anthropomorphic Personification of Pit's dark side, but is only neutral at his worst.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being the manifestation of Pit's more negative qualities, Dark Pit is a little more loose with the snark.
- Defrosting Ice King: After some Character Development, he softens up to everyone around him, going as far as to save Pit from death.
- Determinator: He is determined to save Pit after the latter saved his life from Chaos Kin. At the cost of losing his ability to fly, he manages to bring Pit's wings back.
- Didn't Think This Through: After healing Pit, he decides to fly off rather than try and explain why he helped, forgetting that he'd lost the power of flight that he stole from Pandora.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In Ch 22, he calls out Palutena and Viridi for damaging the world with constant wars and blaming it on humans.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Literally. The first thing he does upon being created from the Mirror Of Truth is casually backhand Pandora.
- Dub Name Change: From "Black Pit" in the Japanese version.
- Dynamic Entry:
- In Chapter 9, he charges in from out of nowhere to deliver a literal flying kick to the Underworld Gatekeeper, dropping the boss that Pit was struggling to damage even with the Three Sacred Treasures. Palutena notes that "face-kicking isn't usually this effective."
- In Chapter 20, he comes out of nowhere to slam the Lightning Chariot into the closing portal to the Chaos Vortex, expanding it for him and Pit to enter.
- Early-Bird Cameo: One of Pit's alternate colors in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is basically Dark Pit with normal Pit's eye color.
- Enemy Without: Downplayed. He's the personification of Pit's worst qualities...but Pit is such a Nice Guy that his "worst qualities" are his sarcastic sense of humor, brashness, and stubborn behavior. His lone villainous trait is a desire to kill Pit, though even then he's not particularly serious about it, wanting to destroy the underworld forces that created him more. He eventually settles on trying to beat Pit in non lethal games of Light vs Dark.
- Embarrassing Nickname:
- "Pittoo", courtesy of Palutena. He's known as Bla-Pi or Kuro-Pi in Japan, short for Black Pit or Kuro Pit, and Tip in French. Regardless of the version, he hates it. Hades takes it a bit farther and gives him the downright childish name of Pitooey.
- He's less prone to reacting to it as time goes on in Uprising, although he'll still snap at Pit for calling him that in Smash 4.
- It also hasn't stuck completely. In Smash 4, the others actually call him "Dark Pit" when merely talking about him, but use "Pittoo" to his face, possibly to get a rise out of him (such as Pit greeting him in Dark Pit's codec conversation, and Palutena's victory quote against him.) Even the crowd calls him Pittoo when cheering for him.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Like his light counterpart, he has no superpowers of his own and the powers he uses come from gods.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first thing he does upon his creation is to deliver an Offhand Backhand to Pandora when she orders him to kill Pit, showing he takes orders from no one.
- Everyone Has Standards: He's absolutely disgusted with both the Chaos Kin and Hades for desecrating and eating souls, explicitly describing Hades' usage of souls to create monsters as "the sickest thing [he's] ever heard".
- Evil Knockoff: Was supposed to be one of Pit for the Underworld forces. He's really just neutral at worst, and eventually sides with the heroes later on.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Del Rio voices him with a slightly deeper inflection than he does Pit. Not so much "evil" as "Anti-Hero", though.
- Evil Twin: Starts off as one toward Pit, but subverted midway through when he switches sides. Then he's more of a jerkish twin.
- Evil Wears Black: To show his status as Pit's dark side. Downplayed in that he's neutral at worst.
- Fallen Angel: Turns against his goddess after the very first order she gave him. She was the goddess of calamity and deceit, so he's much more sympathetic than most examples.
- Finishing Each Other's Sentences: Leads to Pit and Pitoo finishing a motto together in Chapter 21.
- Flawed Prototype: Sort of; it's stated that Pit smashed the Mirror of Truth before it finished creating Dark Pit. While there seems to be no other side effects (at least not any that have been explicitly linked to apparently being "incomplete" * ), this is theorized by Palutena as to why Dark Pit holds no inherent allegiances, as Medusa claims that a "completed" clone would've somehow been inherently loyal to the Underworld Army.
- Flight: Absorbs Pandora's power to be able to fly on his own. He loses this power in Ch 22 when the Rewind Spring revives her.
- Foil: To Pit. The two are on opposite ends of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism. Pit is the optimistic idealist who believes in the good of everyone, human and gods alike. Dark Pit, however, is fully aware that humans are bad and the gods are possibly worse. Also, while Pit is extremely loyal to Palutena, Dark Pit holds no allegiance to anyone but himself.
- Forgot I Could Fly: He only uses his Pandora-stolen Power of Flight against Pit (providing an incredible boost to his ranged attack prowess) twice in Chapter 6; after that, he just uses flight or battle extraction as escape methods. Also, inverted; after Pandora revives in the Rewind Spring, he briefly forgot that he couldn't fly.
- Good Feels Good: Heavily implied to be the reason he keeps coming back to save the day and help Pit, not that he'll admit it.
- Good Is Not Nice: He may share Pit's sense of justice, but he's nowhere as nice as him due to his fierce independent streak and his tendency to speak his mind. Especially shown during the Chaos Kin boss battle where if you hit him by accident, he'll hit back.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: Has dark teal wings (although they appear black in different lighting, or when he's using Pandora's powers to fly), in contrast with Pit's white wings.
- HeelFace Turn: Probably the biggest thing that sets him apart from all the other evil twins, clones and knockoffs of other Nintendo heroes (e.g. Dark Link, Shadow Mario, Dark Samus, Blood Falcon, etc.)
- Hot-Blooded: A more subdued version, but it's still there.
- I Work Alone: He explicitly states that he's "no pawn" and only serves himself.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Implied during the Chaos Kin arc. His soul is needed to revive the Chaos Kin according to the ash idol (and Viridi states that the Chaos Kin only went after the purest of souls), and according to Hades, Dark Pit's soul isn't your average one. Given that he's the manifestation of Pit's heart and being neutral at worse, it's quite justified that this trait be passed over.
- In-Series Nickname: Pit, Palutena, and every character in the game insists on calling him Pittoo (as in "Pit Two"). And he doesn't like it one bit.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Much like Pit.
- Jerkass Has a Point: It's really difficult to disagree with him when he calls Palutena and Viridi out on how they abuse the world with their powers and blame it on humans. Even Palutena concedes he may have a point.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abrasive, sarcastic, arrogant, and brash. But hardly a villain.
- The Lancer: Eventually becomes this to Pit.
- Leitmotif: Since Pit does not have one, it's Dark Pit's music that plays during the final leg of Light versus Dark.
- Mobile Menace: His battle extraction is inferior to that of Palutena and Viridi, but Dark Pit can use it whenever he feels like it, while Pit is railroaded. Dark Pit's power of flight is also superior to what Palutena and Viridi can grant Pit.
- Multi-Melee Master: Much like Pit. In Chapter 6, he can be seen wielding a Blade, Club, Staff, Palm, Cannon, and Bow. He will also be seen using whatever weapon Pit has on him when he breaks the Mirror of Truth, and in Chapter 22, he is playable, and can use any weapon in your inventory. After Chapter 6, he seems to settle into using a Silver Bow for land battle and a variant of the First Blade that shoots darkness in air battles.
- Naytheist: He dislikes taking orders from the gods and tends to view them as petty squabblers who cause most of the problems in the story... and he's not entirely incorrect.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: His reaction to seeing Amazon Pandora is that of confusion given that he doesn't stop attacking her and isn't convinced that's the real Pandora, whereas Palutena and Viridi are shocked and Hades is silent from the revelation.
- Not So Above It All: The fact that he and Pit think the same way puts him in this category by default (as shown in Chapter 21, where they finished their motto that they both made up on the spot). During Chapter 22, he also contributes to the Shout-Outs page by telling Hades to break out the Brain Age.
- Offhand Backhand: To Pandora which doubles as an Establishing Character Moment.
- Only Sane Man: He tries to come off as one compared to everyone else. However...
- Parody: A "mysterious", "conflicted", "morally complex", "black" copy of a main character. Is it Shadow the Hedgehog, BlackWarGreymon? If we're talking about Dark Pit, we're talking about this heavy handed Shadow Archetype/Foil's parody. He turns against his master in record time, his tendency to "fight for himself" is mocked by several characters, and despite having the occasional good point he's initially driven by logical fallacies.
- Power Copying: He absorbs Pandora's powers after helping Pit take her down. Downplayed, however, in that he mainly uses her power to help him fly by himself and never showcases any of Pandora's powers in his boss fights.
- Punny Name:
- Pit -> Pittoo (Pit Two).
- "Pittoo" also serves as onomatopoeia for the sound of someone spitting, which makes his Embarrassing Nickname more insulting than other versions. Hades exaggerates it into the downright childish "Pitooey" (although it's also just a logical extension of his calling Pit "Pitty").
- Recurring Boss: Fought four times throughout the game, and his chapter has five different scenarios with two randomly selected each time you play plus the final time in center stage.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: As Pit's Evil Twin, he has the evil red eyes. He's a better guy following his HeelFace Turn but you should still take warning.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Pit's red. Dark Pit's much less likely to raise his voice and much more likely to keep his cool, provided he doesn't take something as a direct insult.
- Reverse Grip: When separating his bow into twin blades, he tends to hold one in this position, just like Pit.
- Shadow Archetype: Of Pit. As he explains to Pit in much detail. He claims to be Pit's dissatisfaction with Palutena, though his actions and other events throughout the chapters suggest he is Pit's dissatisfaction with himself.
- Simple Staff: One of his many weapons of choice. While he uses a Bow for most of the game, it's notable that there is a weapon called the Dark Pit Staff. Of course, since staffs are considered sniping weapons in Uprising, he ends up fitting a different trope. In Chapter 6 he spends the flight section "kiting" Pit, and one of the possible fights the game sets up with Dark Pit has him sniping at Pit from atop a mountain with his titular staff.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: He was intended to be an Evil Knockoff of Pit that works for the Underworld Army, but he defected right after he was created and eventually goes on to aid Palutena's forces.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Pit's Wise Guy.
- Synchronization: What happens to Pit, happens to Dark Pit as well... well, sometimes. Whether or not this due to being a Flawed Prototype as described above or simply inherent to being Pit's clone is unknown.
- Turned Against Their Masters: The very first thing he did upon creation was deliver an Offhand Backhand to Pandora and help Pit take her down. Palutena theorizes that he turned on the Underworld Army because Pit smashed the Mirror of Truth before he was completed.
- Tsundere: The Japanese version of the game aims for Dark Pit being a Type A instead of the lone wolf that he is portrayed as in the English version.
- Twin Telepathy: During certain portions of the game, he and Pit seem to be able to connect at certain points. Viridi even comments on it.
- When He Smiles: The ending of Uprising. He also smiles whether he wins or loses in ''Light versus Dark''.
- Wild Card: And damn proud of it. He's unpredictable to the point you don't know who he'll side with until he officially sides with Pit later on in the game. Smash 4 reveals that he currently works for the Forces of Nature post-Uprising, though as he states "Viridi's interests and mine just happen to overlap," this is likely a temporary arrangement.
- Winged Humanoid: He's an angel, so it's to be expected.
- Wings Do Nothing: Averted at first. Absorbing Pandora's power allowed Dark Pit to fly on his own. He loses this power in Ch 22 when the Rewind Spring revives her.
- Would Hit a Girl: Especially if she is Pandora.
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN, Uprising), Patrick Seitz (EN, Smash 4)
- "My name's Magnus, by the way. Don't hit me, and we'll get along just fine."
The most powerful human warrior of all. As a member of a roaming mercenary group, he has triumphed in countless brutal missions.
- Anti-Hero: In that he's Only in It for the Money. That being said, he's far more heroic than the standard Anti-Hero.
- Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Fred Tatasciore.
- Badass Normal: He's a human warrior who can face off against supernatural foes with nothing but his sword. Naturally, this is constantly lampshaded.
- BFS: It's so big that Pit's version of the weapon is classified as a Magnus Club.
- Blade Across The Shoulder: His default pose.
- Brutal Honesty: Magnus doesn't pull punches nor minces words. If he's got something to say, he'll say it flat out.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He's only a baseline human, but able to beat down and overpower the Underworld forces by himself.
- Close-Range Combatant: He attacks solely with melee attacks seeing as how he lacks the ability to shoot projectiles with his weapon.
- Crusading Widower: It is mentioned by Palutena and his idol description that he had lost a child to the Underworld Forces. He doesn't talk about it much, if at all.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: This memorable line in Ch 2.Magnus: Hey, if you're chatting with your precious goddess, give her a message from me. Tell her she's been sleeping on the job! My world is on the edge of collapse.
- Dual Boss: With Gaol in chapter 24.
- Dub Name Change: From "Magna" in the Japanese version. Justified, Magna is the feminine form of the word in Latin.
- Expy: His whole chapter and involvement with Gaol is a Whole Plot Reference to Berserk, which would cast him as Guts. Both men are anti heroes who are battling an old, androgynous friend who has become a demon working for the main villain of the game. In addition both are the World's Strongest Man of their respective stories and use a BFS that can cleave many powerful enemies in half with ease.
- Foil: Serves as one to Pit. Both are skilled warriors, but unlike Pit, who charges into battle with guns ablazing, Magnus handles situations with a more tactical approach.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Gaol, according to the Magnus & Gaol idol.
- Hero of Another Story: It's implied that he goes off living the mercenary life whenever you're not with him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, he claims to be Only in It for the Money and doesn't act very polite, but he genuinely cares about other people and is open to the idea of working together with Pit.
- Leitmotif: A surprisingly heroic one for a blatant Anti-Hero.
- Lightning Bruiser: Though he's slightly slower than Pit, he can still move pretty fast. He's also strong enough to take on Underworld monsters and Palutena's Army by himself.
- Meaningful Name: Magnus is Latin for "great" or "powerful", which characterizes his role as the strongest human warrior quite nicely.
- Naytheist: While working with Pit in Chapter 2, he tells Pit to let Palutena know that she's slacking off and his world is on the brink of collapse because of it.
- Nerf: His sword lacks the charged shot that Pit can get (as a club). This means you're forced to fight enemies in close-combat while you're controlling him. The normally wimpy Centurions can be the death of you in the highest difficulties.
- People Puppet: Becomes one briefly in chapter 18 when Pit takes control of him.
- Perma-Stubble: In ancient Greece the fashion tended to be full beard or no facial hair at all, so naturally Magnus went with a shave that leaves just enough hair to let people know he can grow a beard. Despite being a mercenary fighting against an increasing number of factions at once, his trim is the same each time he is seen.
- Punch-Clock Hero: He outright states that he does what he does for money. That said, he's still a pretty cool guy.
- Rated M for Manly: Deep voice, gruff exterior, muscles, and he's a mercenary to boot.
- Spanner in the Works: If he hadn't found that ring after the dog dropped it, the Chaos Kin would've won.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The straight man to Pit's wise guy.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Magnus doesn't just have dark hair either, he's one of the few brown skinned characters in the series.
- Tattooed Crook: Has red tattoos on his right arm.
- Too Many Belts: He has three around his chest, and three on each leg.
- Wham Line: In regards to Pit who thinks he blacked out after the Aurum invasion and admits it feels like he and Magnus fought together "yesterday."Magnus: Yesterday?! Try THREE YEARS, buddy!
- World's Strongest Man: Strongest human warrior in the world.
- "Your training is complete."
A friendly god who aids Pit either by testing him in exchange for gifts, raising his strength, or raising his health bar.
- All-Powerful Bystander: In some versions of the myths Palutena's analog Athena is stronger than Zeus, but in most Zeus stands far above the other Olympians. And given he casually acts against Medusa and Orcos in areas they control this would seem to be the case too, but besides helping Pit he does nothing to stop them.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: While the tile enemies used in his training tests reappear in Uprising, Zeus doesn't even get a passing mention.
- Catchphrase: YOU WEAKLING!
- Cool Old Guy: Wow, Awesome Job, Pit!
- Eccentric Mentor: Sometimes he simply rewards Pit based on his progress, other times he puts Pit through potentially lethal trials, but still rewards him for surviving and gives him the option to decline...although not without mocking Pit if he does leave.
- Holy Halo: Above head version, making him look more like depictions of saints or angels than Zeus...
- No Name Given: In the first game and only went under friendly god. Named Zeus in Of Myths and Monsters.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He'll give you weapon upgrades, only if you pass his training tests. Strength levels only need a high enough score, and of course finding him.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In the first game his hair changes colour as Pit's does.
The Nurse from the Hospital who removes the Eggplant Curse.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Since the Eggplant Wizard's curse is reduced to a temporary status effect in Uprising, there isn't much need for her. Pit and Palutena discuss this, but they never bring up the nurse herself.
- Flat Character: She has no dialog beyond telling you she will remove the eggplant curse
- The Medic: In the fortresses.
- White Magic: The only explanation as to how she can get rid of the eggplant curse.
- "Look for a hidden door above this stage's entrance."
Gives out information information and teaches Pit new things in the Information Center.
- Aerith and Bob: Does Don sound remotely Greek to you?
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Is not so much as mentioned in Kid Icarus Uprising. As Palutena and Viridi can give Pit tips at almost anytime telepathically, he'd likely have to be reworked to be good for anything anyway.
- Flat Character: Only serves to give out tips to the player.
- Nonstandard Character Design: He looks more like a modern day hunter.
Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN)
The God of the Sea. Normally neutral, Poseidon prefers to keep to himself and rule the seas while silently observing events on the surface. Annoyed by the antics of the Underworld Army, he aids Pit and Palutena by opening the sea to the Seafloor Palace.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has bluish skin.
- Badass Baritone: Again, courtesy of Fred Tatasciore.
- Badass Beard: And it's quite long.
- Badass Mustache: Big and bushy.
- BFG: He himself does not use one, but a weapon called the Poseidon Cannon is modeled after him.
- I Did What I Had to Do: His reasoning for sinking a city to stop the humans from becoming a problem.Poseidon: Humans consist of equal parts hubris, envy, and deceit. Sometimes one has to put them in their place.
- Making a Splash: He's the God of the Sea, people.
- One-Shot Character: Completely disappears from the plot after Chapter 7.
- Only Sane Man: Unlike most of the other gods, he has more justifiable reasons for what he does (i.e. sinking a city when those in it were becoming a problem, without going off the handle like Viridi). Granted, however, it's difficult to judge how well he fits this trope due to his rather brief appearance in-story.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Fittingly enough.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He only wears a white robe.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Sank a city when its inhabitants were becoming a problem. At least he's more calmer about it than Viridi.
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Troy Baker (EN)
- "Pyrrhon senses danger... and now, Pyrrhon sees it!"
The self-proclaimed Sun God. He is mostly seen as an oddball among gods. Seems to think he's a superhero.
- Affably Evil: He's quite friendly, even after his true nature is revealed.
- A God Am I: Technically, he's already one (well, there's some ambiguity, since Palutena refers to him as the sun god when he shows up, but Viridi notes "that's what he claims to be" when Pit expresses confusion and his idol states he's the "self-proclaimed" sun god), but he plans to take control of the Aurum and become, in his own words, a "Level Infinity Epic Supergod-Plus!"
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has red skin.
- Ambition Is Evil: His desire to take control of the Aurum and be the strongest God resulted in him getting controlled instead, once the Aurum Brain resumed control.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: He's technically nude, but any naughty bits are nonexistent.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He presents himself as an eccentric, brash, but well-meaning character at first glance, then reveals himself to be far more dangerous than he looks.
- The Chessmaster: He was using everyone's help to get to the Aurum Brain and gain control of the Aurum himself. His plan ends up backfiring about four minutes after his hijack, however.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Or at least he acts like one.
- Creepy Monotone: As Aurum Pyrrhon. He even says "Ow" and "Shazamitylam" in monotone while fighting him.
- Convection Schmonvection: He's for all intents and purposes Kid Icarus's Human Torch, yet he's able to carry Pit without fear of burning him.
- Dub Name Change: From "Raz" in the Japanese version.
- Evil All Along: His plan was to merge with the Aurum Brain to become the head of the Aurum Hive Mind and become more powerful than the other gods. This backfires once the Aurum Brain takes him over. Though it seems that Pit defeating him brought him back to his senses, as Palutena mentions that he's pushing the Aurum away, though that may just be the massive fiery exhaust from him exploding pushing them away.
- Evil Is Hammy: Played with. While he is undeniably hammy, once he reveals his true colors, he becomes progressively less so. This is due to the Aurum's personality override.Aurum Pyrrhon: SHAZAMITYLAM.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Taking over the Aurum Brain backfires, as it outwills him eventually.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: It's eventually revealed he was merely using everyone to take control of the Aurum.
- Expy: Not of Helios the sun god but of Helios' son Phaethon. Phaethon wasn't acknowledged by the other Gods despite being one of them and took drastic action and demanded to drive his father's chariot to prove them wrong. Not only did it backfire on him, but it cost Phaethon his life.
- Flaming Hair: His hair, like most of his body, is completely Wreathed in Flames.
- Flying Firepower: Can fly in the air and toss fire blasts at enemies.
- For Great Justice: He has a delivery, and its return address is JUSTICE!!! Subverted in the end, when it's revealed he plans to take control of the Aurum.
- Full-Frontal Assault: He's completely nude.
- Gem Tissue: Pyrrhon has a green jewel on his forehead.
- Hand Blast: Pyhrron uses this to attack the Aurum. Kablooey! Kablammy! The Burning Palm weapon, in addition, seems to be patterned after him.
- Heroic Build: Bordering on Walking Shirtless Scene.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: His ultimate goal is to take over the Aurum Brain and thus the entire Aurum swarm by having Pit weaken it. Unfortunately for him, the Aurum Brain recovers and ultimately wins the battle of minds, turning him into yet another pawn of the Aurum.
- Idiot Hero: He's very heroic, but also very stupid. Turns out, however, he's not quite as heroic or stupid as he first appeared.
- Kamehamehadoken: His Pyro Cannon attack, which he uses in Ch. 17.
- Large Ham: One of the biggest ones in the game. Given that Uprising takes place in a World of Ham, this is really saying something.
- Leitmotif: He has a theme that plays when he's the focus of the scenes in chapters 15 and 17. The theme that plays during chapter 17 can count as a Dark Reprise since it plays when he hijacks the Aurum.
- Light Is Not Good: He's the Sun God and is seemingly on everyone's side, but it's soon revealed he was using them to take control of the Aurum.
- Lord Error-Prone: He means well, but he can be reckless at times. Such as unintentionally making the Aurum Generator stronger with his firepower.
- Miles Gloriosus: Minus the cowardice, at least. He's brash and brave to a fault.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Palutena does this to him at one point. His idol refers to him as the self-proclaimed sun god, so this may be because he's not actually a god.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He ends up making the Aurum Generator stronger when he attacks it with fire.
- No Indoor Voice: Shouts practically every line.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Seems like an oddball right? Not exactly...
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's not nearly as dumb as people think he is. The rest of the cast figures this out all-too late.
- Playing with Fire: He's the Sun God after all.
- The Power of the Sun: Again, he says he's the Sun God.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Pyrrhon can mold his fire attacks into other shapes, his Signature Move being the "Pyro Snake".
- Super Empowering: After merging with the Aurum Brain, he's capable of enhancing the Aurum troops with his fire powers.
- Third-Person Person: Pyrrhon always refers to Pyrrhon by Pyrrhon's own name!
- Tron Lines: Has yellow markings all over his body.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Is never seen or mentioned again after the Aurum arc.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He makes the fight against the Aurum Generator harder than it should be by attacking it with fire, and he just sheepishly mutters something close to "oops" and leaves Pit to fend for himself.Pit: Ugh, what an idiot!
- Wiki Walk: This is heavily implied just by the mere mention of "Divinipedia". Of course, there's nothing really fishy with his knowledge about the Aurum, given he's the only one of all the gods who seems to know all there is know about them.
- Worthy Opponent: Viridi mentions that the only person he considers an equal is Pit.
- Wreathed in Flames: He is constantly surrounded in a flaming aura.
- 0's and 1's: Once controlled by the Aurum, proceeds to rattle off "KILL" in binary before fighting Pit.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a flashback during Hades' made-up story in Chapter 11 before appearing in person.
- Grand Theft Me: A rare case where it's done by the hero of the story.
- Parental Abandonment: They were allegedly run over by Hades by accident, although it's unclear if that actually did happen.
- Songs of Solace: Her theme.
- Spanner in the Works: Her playfulness and curiosity ultimately lead to the downfall of The Chaos Kin.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: After the ring is dropped, and the dog takes it, the girl literally disappears as soon as you turn around. Lampshaded by Pit.
- Anti-Frustration Features: Can sprint nigh indefinitely, to make up for the Little Girl's slow pace.
- Beneath Suspicion: While The Chaos Kin ultimately plans to torment all life, humanity and the forces of the underworld are it's first priority targets, dogs not yet being worth it's time...
- Extreme Omnivore: It eats garbage. Gets taken to the point that when you move too close to the garbage pail, the dog will automatically move towards it, even if you try to pull away.
- Grand Theft Me: Along with the little girl by Pit in chapter 18.
- I Have Many Names: The dog's Idol description states that every human it runs into assigns it another name.
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)
A mysterious figure who is the owner of the Lightning Chariot.
- Alas, Poor Villain: While villain is a stretch, his death is treated as this. Both Pit and Viridi felt it was completely pointless and both regret it had to come to that.
- Anti-Villain: He really does nothing villainous, but Pit still has to defeat him to get the Lightning Chariot.
- The Cynic: He responds to Pit's statement that he fights for Palutena and the people under her protection as noble, but foolish, and claims that an angel should fight for better reasons.
- Death Seeker: Hinted at during his level and Boss Fight, and confirmed shortly afterwards.
- The Disembodied: Stated by both him and his Idol description. His body has long been destroyed, and the only thing keeping him going is the fact that he follows the soldier's path in death.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": If he has a name beyond the Chariot Master, it's never been revealed.
- Face Death with Dignity: He dies peacefully and without regret after Pit defeats him.
- Graceful Loser: Takes his defeat and imminent demise quite well, possibly because he wanted it this way.
- High-Speed Battle: His Boss Fight consists of Pit and the Chariot Master chasing each other on separate chariots.
- Hurting Hero: Heavily implied to be this. He mentions during the fight that his master and all his comrades have long this passed on while he remains, and he admits that their losses tore at him. The only that keeps him going are his steeds, Phos and Lux.
- I Have Many Names; Said almost verbatim during his introduction.Chariot Master: I've had many names in my life, but now I am called the Chariot Master.
- The Last Dance: He knows he's old and his final battle will be his last, so he gives it his all when he fights Pit. After he's beaten, he's content with the outcome.
- Not So Above It All: One test in his tower proves he's not above adding to the Shout-Outs page.Pit: Okay, so we've got rolling obstacles.
Viridi: And don't forget the jump pads!
Pit: This seems awfully familiar...
Hades: I guess the Chariot Master has played Donkey Kong.
- Only Sane Man: He's basically the only calm and reasonable character onscreen, considering when Pit encounters him.
- Playing with Fire: Primarily tosses fireballs at Pit.
- Secret Test of Character: His refusal to hand over the Lightning Chariot and forcing Pit to climb the tower to confront him was to test Pit and see if he was worthy to wield it.
- Shock and Awe: Will occasionally call down lightning strikes.
- The Stoic: The most calm and levelheaded character in the game.
Voiced by: Koji Yada (JP), Alan Oppenheimer (EN)
The God of Smithing. He created the Three Sacred Treasures.
- All-Powerful Bystander: Is one of, if not the most powerful character in the series, outright stated to be more powerful than even Hades and Palutena. And yet he is content to merely forge weapons and replicas of assorted locations and enemies.
- Bald of Awesome: Justified in that he's old.
- Cool Old Guy: An old man who happens to be a pretty fun guy to hang out with.
- Drop the Hammer: His forge, which he uses to create his weapons.
- Eccentric Mentor: His manner of teaching Pit is odd, but he does want to help.
- Expy: Of the Greek god of smithing Hephaestus, who was known for making all the weapons for the Gods and keeping out of their affairs.
- Insistent Terminology: He will have people know that it's LORD Dyntos, for the record.
- The Juggernaut: He's potentially the biggest user of this trope in the entire game going by Palutena's description of Dyntos. To put it bluntly, he can recreate virtually anything and everything without any flaws for the most partnote and being able to make the copies of what he makes should they be enemies be far superior to their originals makes his actual power that's not seen even more frightening. The Great Sacred Treasure being his personal creation without it being based off of anything else as well as Pseudo-Palutena and the copy of the Immortal Phoenix, are three of his strongest creations and are no pushovers. He even managed to recreate Ornes, Underworld monsters that Pit can only defeat with the Arrows of Light and most definitely with the Great Sacred Treasure which according to Dyntos, far surpasses the Three Sacred Treasures in terms of sheer power. Yeah, Dyntos is by far the most realistically powerful being in Uprising. This isn't even getting to where Dyntos isn't really showing his true potential...seeing how Pit's battle against the recreated Space Kraken takes place in OUTER SPACE.
- Old Master: Dyntos is the only god to show his extreme age physically, with his giant white beard. It suits him, because he has enough knowledge of the game's universe that he can recreate any weapon and any being whenever he wants.
- Reality Warper: Dyntos can do virtually anything. For starters, he can, among other things, create replicas of everyone in the game, from enemies to bosses and characters alike. He can even mess with their AI to make them tougher (Such as making an enemy move faster than it normally does). He can even replicate the locations Pit fights them in. He's also capable of replacing Palutena with a clone while putting the real Palutena to sleep despite her being miles away in Skyworld. What makes this frightening is that there seems to be virtually no limit to his powers and Palutena herself implies that he has none, period. As Palutena herself notes, he could potentially take over everything if he wanted to.
- Story-Breaker Power: Potentially. The speed at which he can make copies of ANYTHING, not to mention make them all superior, could easily see him as the ultimate conqueror if that's what he wanted to accomplish.
- Top God: If not necessarily the absolute strongest, he's implied to be more powerful than any other god in the series. In addition, Palutena refers to him as Lord Dyntos, implying a position of high authority. Then again, if he's based on Hephaestus, it would make sense that he's stronger than the majority of the Gods given he makes the majority of weapons for said Gods and Goddesses and would know their strengths and weaknesses as a result.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: Created the weapons in the game, including the Three Sacred Treasures and the Great Sacred Treasure; he's also made perfect copies of every enemy in the game, as well as a few of the bosses Pit has faced thus far. He's also said to be the one reverse engineering several enemy types (most prominently, the Aurum) into weapons for Pit.
A mech made by Dyntos to help Pit defeat Hades.
- Adaptive Ability: It can change its form to adapt to damage.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Pit has to beat it in a boss battle before Dyntos lets him use it.
- Elemental Powers: Can create tornadoes, shoot fireballs, and fire orbs of electricity.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: You only really use it for the Final Boss.
- Final Boss: Of the Boss Rush. Hades is skipped as the final battle takes up the entirety of the final chapter.
- Gatling Good: Its Pursuit Mode is equipped with a gatling turret.
- Humongous Mecha: A flying one, at that.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Mecha!: A Transforming Mecha used to take on a Physical God.
- Laser Blade: Uses one to slice Hades in half.
- Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly fast and very powerful.
- One-Hit KO: Its ultimate attack can one-hit kill Pit and blast most of the arena during the battle against it. At the end of the final battle with Hades, you get to use it yourself to vaporize Hades once and for all.
- Orichalcum: What it's composed of, according to Dyntos.
- Secret A.I. Moves: In its boss fight, it can pull off a multitude of attacks like shooting fireballs, creating tornadoes, firing orbs of electricity and the like. When playing as it, it only uses the light arrows and a fireball as its charged shot.
- Transforming Mecha: According to its idol description, it can change its form to adapt to damage. It has a "pursuit" mode, "mech armor" mode, and an "ultralight" mode.
- Walking Spoiler: As it only shows up for the final two chapters.