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  • In one trailer, Pit finds an indoor hot spring. In the Japanese trailer, Palutena then says it's okay if Pit takes his clothes off, she won't look. Made even funnier when Pit doesn't believe her. The English version replaces this joke with one that has Palutena question why he goes in the bath with his clothes on, with Pit admitting that it helps save on laundry.
    • Made up for in the second chapter of the game when Magnus asks Pit the same question. Pit gives an explanation about how angels should always be ready for action...
    • In the Japanese version, Pit refuses because he doesn't want Magnus to see his butt. Magnus angrily clarifies that he doesn't want to see THAT.
  • The tutorial:
    • The game's tutorial video starts out with Pit wondering... about the meaning of the title. Who's this Icarus guy, anyway? Palutena tells him not to worry about it, but he's not quite convinced...
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    • From the tutorial video, Pit and Palutena trying to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
      • The English release instead has Palutena calling Super Smash Bros. "Super Bash Sisters", insisting it's the right title when Pit tries to correct her.
  • Throughout the game:
    Pit: Aaaah, that makes perfect sense, thank you.
    Palutena: I've noticed that you're losing feathers.
    Pit: Huh, I never noticed it before, but I guess you're right.
    Palutena: I wonder if you're going bald.
    Pit: Why would you even say that?!?
    Palutena: Sorry, it sort of just popped out. Here, if you move the feathers over the thin spot...
    Pit: I am not getting a comb-over!
    • If you linger in an area for a while, Palutena (or Viridi if you're working with her) will comment on the weapon Pit is using. One example has Palutena revealing that Palms use Pit's life force, much to his horror.
    • Or, if you're using the bow, Palutena will notice Pit looking unnaturally thoughtful; cue Pit wondering if he can attach the blades of the bow to his feet. Palutena states that that might be awkward, so Pit switches to using a chain to make a pair of nunchucks, which Palutena says will cut his hands off.
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    • Viridi mentions that she's created her own orbitars that are edible in a pinch. Pit points out that if you're desperate enough to eat an orbitar, you're already finished. Viridi concedes.
  • Chapter 2:
    • Pit's Oh, Crap! face when Palutena asks "Do you remember how long the Power of Flight lasts?"
    • This awesome conversation:
      Palutena: I'm sensing treasure somewhere to your left.
      Pit: How do you know that?
      Palutena: From the heavens, I can see through your laurel crown to divine your surroundings!
      Pit: Really? That's amazing!
      Palutena: And that's not all I can see, Pit. I can also see what's in your heart.
      Pit: Oh... (nervous) Heh heh... That's really... something.
      Palutena: So you'd better not be thinking about anything... naughty.
      Pit: WHAT?! HOW DID YOU—
      Pit: I know... I was... also kidding.
      Palutena: (teasingly) Sure you were.
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    • While on your way to Dark Lord Gaol's room, Palutena compliments Magnus for being a very strong human. Since Magnus can't exactly hear the duo talk to each other, he tells Pit to tell her that she's been sleeping on the job and that she's letting his world go to hell. Then we get this gem:
      Palutena: (completely deadpan) I take it back. This guy's a jerk.
    • At one point, you come across a treasure box that Magnus states is clearly a trap because of how out in the open it is. Should you choose to open it anyway...
      Magnus: What is wrong with you?
  • Chapter 3:
    • The Three-Headed Hewdraw might look like a really dangerous monster. But once you meet them in the air segment... the three heads end up talking so much that you can barely process what any of them are trying to say. Pit is left befuddled and Palutena simply tells him to go ahead and attack.
      • Also, when Pit flies down to confront the two severed heads and it shows them attacking a town. Sure, it's treated seriously (except for the little comment about how they moved so fast), since they're destroying the town, but the two heads happily bouncing in and out of sight in the town just looks so ridiculous.
    • To lure out the second Hewdraw head, Palutena douses Pit in monster pheromone, resulting in a massive freakout. Even better is when the head starts hitting on him.
    Purple Head: I just want to cuddle you... to death.
  • Chapter 4:
    • The mission starts with Pit flying through a storm while Palutena tells him about the Reaper Fortress.
    Pit: But seriously, thank goodness we don't have to go there, right?
    (The music suddenly stops and Palutena has a very long Beat)
    • Palutena tells him they're going there to find a way into Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit, which is currently invisible even to the "all-seeing Eye of Palutena"
    Pit: Wait, if you have an all-seeing eye, why can't you see Pandora's location?
    Palutena: (completely serious) Because of my slightly botched laser eye surgery.
    Pit: Are you messing with me again?
    Palutena: Maybe.
    • When talking about the Eggplant Wizards, Pit mentions how annoying they were in the first game, and says this gem:
    Pit: I was there so much they named the place after me: hosPITal. Get it? (Beat) It's funny! It's okay to laugh!
    Palutena: No, it really isn't.
  • Chapter 5:
    Pit: What's an Exo Tank doing here, anyway?
    Pandora: I wanted to get my driver's license. So I whipped up a little parking lot to practice in. But then it hit me. HOW am I supposed to steer without HANDS?!
    Pit: How'd you build a race track without hands?
    • "This isn't the Ask Auntie Pandora Hour!"
    • Pretty much anything that comes out of Pandora's mouth that chapter.
    Palutena: The Mirror of Truth makes a copy of whatever stands before it.
    Pit: So, hypothetically speaking, it could turn one ice-cream sundae into two?
    Pandora: And that's why you're one of the great minds of our time.
  • Chapter 6
    • Pit leaps out of the magic door... and gets a flying uppercut before his wings are even alight. Cue Dark Pit firing at him, and they trade blows for a bit before Pit lands a good hit. Especially funny if using the Brawler Claws, Bomber Arm, or End-All Arm, as the oversized fists make everything more hilarious.
  • Chapter 7:
    • Thanatos doing the Native American whooping noise out of the blue after Pit contemplates if he's "weird or just dim".
    • At one point during Thanatos's boss fight, he transforms into a Matryoshka Object. By the time you open all of them up, he's only about the size of Pit's foot, and continues to jump around like the other dolls.
    • Thanatos turning into a vase. He says he's just going to take a nap...then casually informs you that your attacks are useless.
    • Pit finishing off Thanatos:
      Pit: Crushing victory!
      Thanatos: Crushing defeat!
  • Chapter 8:
  • Chapter 9:
    • The end of Chapter 9. To summarize, Pit and Palutena have just defeated Medusa once more and the credits begin to roll as they bask in their victory. However, a mysterious voice tells them "Now wait just a second!" As the duo ponders who this newcomer is, the credits are torn away and the true master of the underworld, Hades, is revealed. He then mocks Pit, Palutena, and to a lesser extent the player as he talks about how he brought back Medusa and his plans regarding the future of the Underworld.
  • Chapter 10:
  • Chapter 11:
    • Pit wondering if all gods have angels. Viridi teasingly remarks that she'd like to have one since Pit is Palutena's servant. Pit angrily states he is not just a servant and asks Palutena for the truth. We get this:
      Palutena: ...I could use some coffee.
      Pit: *Happy* Sure. Cream and two sugars, right?
    • The introduction of the Jitterthug
      Pit: What's that thing?
      Viridi: That is a jitterthug, ranged attacks are useless when his mask is green and when it turns red melee attacks won't work! What will you do now?
      Pit: (instantly figuring it out) I guess I'll melee attack it while it's green and shoot it when it turns red.
      Viridi: (Completely stunned) How the- oh darn it!
      Palutena: (smugly): Thanks for the tip.
  • Chapter 13:
    • Pit suddenly singing at the very beginning of the chapter.
      Pit: Again today I will go soaring through the sky!
      My enemies I'll dish 'em up in a stir-fry!
      Gracious goddess of light watches from up above
      At dinnertime I always show the cook some love!
    • Arlon's constant deadpan-voiced sarcasm. Honestly, there are too many examples to list.
  • Chapter 14:
    • Phosphora flirts with Pit. The following exchange is priceless.
    • Similar to the cutscene before fighting Pandora (see above), Pit tries going into a Super Sentai pose with speech, but Phosphora interrupts him with some lightning.
    • The spectacle of Thanatos and Phosphora trading blows is apparently so awesome, their own troops pause from shooting each other, to watch it unfold.
    • Phosphora finishes off Thanatos and the game does the "finishing blow" sound and Hit Stop—in other words, the same effects that happen when Pit finishes a boss. We also get this gem:
    • Right after Thanatos's defeat, Hades decides he'll keep up the assault despite there being no commander out to lead them, with Palutena asking if it makes no difference. Hades responds by saying that his own troops are a bunch of idiots.
    • Palutena doesn't take kindly to being called "M'am" by Phosphora.
  • Chapter 15:
    • Pit got rustled out of bed extra early this chapter, so he's so tired that he slowly lumbers over to the door before falling out.
    • Most of the things that come out of Pyrrhon's mouth are, in addition to being incredibly hammy, very silly:
      Pyrrhon: Pyrrhon has a delivery...and the return address is JUSTICE!
    • The music during the Air Battle section starts off creepy and ominous, then turns more dramatic and suited for a large-scale war. The Land Battle music? It sounds like something you would hear in a disco.
    • This exchange:
      Pit: Hey, look! An Exo Tank!
      Hades: Hey, look! Who cares?
    • The Running Gag of Pit finding Mimicuties in the Aurum base. He freaks out more and more each time it happens while Hades just makes fun of him. And in the next chapter, he casually mentions that he put them there.
    • At the tower, Hades sends in some Underworld troops to deal with the Aurum. Where they're promptly blown to bits offscreen with some Beam Spam.
  • Chapter 16:
    • When Palutena remarks that Pit eats some questionable things off the ground:
      Pit: Floor ice cream gives you health!
    • When the way into the Aurum Hive is blocked by a nigh-impenetrable shield, Pit suggests heading back and having some pizza instead. Palutena then adds that she might have a coupon somewhere.
      Hades: When freaky aliens give you lemons, make freaky alien lemonade!
    • After Pit gets inside, both goddesses rip into Hades about how crashing that ship not only let them inside, but also destroyed some of his troops in the process; cue Hades getting unnaturally perturbed.
      Hades: Ummmm you're welcome?
  • Chapter 17:
    • Pyrrhon has several more entertaining lines in this chapter, including:
      Pyrrhon: Do your thing, pyro-snake! Shazammitylam!!
    • It's a bit dark, but when Palutena tries to pull out Pit and fails, Aurum Pyrrhon mocks them with this line.
      Aurum Pyrrhon: That's because you don't have an associate's degree in telepathic interference!
    • And...
      Aurum Pyrrhon: I can't hear you over all this AWESOME!!!
    • While his Creepy Monotone during the boss battle is unnerving Pyrrhon can still say his hammy catchphrases during his Boss Banter. Yes, you can get a completely emotionless and robotic "Shazimmitylam".
  • Chapter 18:
  • Chapter 19:
    • The Land Battle segment is so long that there's a loading screen partway through. Pit lampshades this and Viridi tells him to stay hush-hush about it. You can listen to it (Spoiler Warning) here
      Pit: Are we ever going to get to the top of this tower?
      Viridi: I told you before we got here that it was going to be a long way up.
      Pit: Yeah, but his place is so huge we even had a loading screen back there.
      Viridi: Shh! They're going to hear you! You're not supposed to talk about that...
    • Pit's Running Gag of asking Are We There Yet?
      Pit: Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
      Viridi: No, we're not. No, we're not.

      Pit: Soooo... Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
      Viridi: You know that saying that there are no bad questions? Well there are, and this is one of them! WE ARE NOT THERE YET! Though I do wish there was a way to speed up this process.

      Pit: Uhh...are we there yet?
      Viridi: Yes! If by "there," you mean "at a maze." But it's not that big, so you shouldn't have that much trouble.

      Pit: And that's the end of them! ...are we there yet?
      Viridi: Good job, and no, not yet.

      Viridi: Pit, I have some exciting news for the both of us. The Chariot Master is just ahead. So you can finally stop asking me if we're there yet!
  • Chapter 20:
    • Pit delivers a whopper of a Stealth Insult against Hades: when Hades makes a rather tasteless joke about Palutena, Pit just tells him: "Go home, Hades. Just...go home." Considering Hades is the God of the Underworld, Pit's jab is tantamount to him saying "Go to hell".
  • Chapter 21:
    • While the Chaos Vortex is generally Nightmare Fuel, this little quip when the scenery blacks out defuses the NF factor, if only for a moment:
      Pit: O...K...maybe the Chaos Vortex's batteries are dead.
      Viridi: This place doesn't run on batteries, dingle brain!
    • Pit flying through a hot spring.
      Pit: Aw yeah, it's a hot spri-blubulubulublub!
    • A few enemies blocking the screen. An irritated Pit, despite being in front of the enemies, tells them to get out of his way.
    • During one wave of enemies in the Land Battle Section, some of the Aurum troops jump from spot to spot, and Pit calls it "their best Game & Watch impression".
    • Another wave features Komaytos. Komaytos are basically Metroids lifted straight from their home series, which Pit points out, and Viridi demands him to keep quiet about it. Slightly offset by the fact that there's an Orne on this particular wave.
      • Even their Idol profile pokes fun at that noting the resemblence and that "The last Komayto is not in captivity, Skyland is not at peace"
    • Pit and Dark Pit coming up with a motto on the spot, to the point that Viridi wonders if they spent all night writing it, or if they have some sort of secret twin connection.
  • Chapter 22:
    • When Pandora turns into Amazon Pandora, we get this gem:
      Palutena: I liked her better when she was just an evil blob.
      Viridi: She's still an evil blob underneath. She just has better hair, that's all.
  • Chapter 23:
    • When you encounter Hades:
      Pit: Hades!
      Hades: Pit!
      Pit: Hades!!
      Hades: Pit!!
      Pit: HAAAAADES!!!
      Hades: PIIIIIIT!!!
      • The best thing about the above entry is that it happens twice.
      Pit: Hades!
      Hades: Pit!
      Pit: Hades!
      Hades: Pit!
      Pit: HADES!
      Hades: Piiiiit...
      Pit: Haaadeeeees...
      Hades: ACHOO!
    • Just like in Chapter 9, you can challenge this chapter without using the Three Sacred Treasures. Of course, this also means that Hades can't destroy them, so what happens during that part of the flight section instead? Pit simply comments that Hades has rancid breath.
    • Pit's descent to insanity when he's alone without Palutena inside Hades.
      • What's more, if you pay attention to the touch screen, you'll see Pit actually switches sides whenever he impersonates someone.
    • Pit's Viridi impression.
      Pit: (high-pitched voice) At least I'M doing something, Pit. You're such a slacker. Ugh!
    • The boss, which is Hades' heart. It runs around on stubby legs, and Pit calls it cute.
    • Hades engages in a little Toilet Humor:
      Hades: Cheer up, Pit. You've become privy to a side of me no one else has... my insides. And now, you'll be privy to the inside of a privy too! Tootle-LOO!
    • Better still, Hades dropping some Insane Troll Logic on Pit and his desire to not leave via the end of Hades's digestive tract.
      Hades: "Obeying the call of nature is part of the cycle of life. Tell me, Pit, why do you hate life?"
    • Hades punching through himself to attack Pit. Pit wonders how that's even possible.
  • Chapter 25:
    • Near the end of the final battle, Medusa punches Hades's head off. That's a bit startling, but what makes it funny is that, instead of using one of the usual little pictures for Hades' reaction, you'll see they actually created a headless picture of him like that to use on the bottom, just for that one moment.
  • Turning random people into eggplants and tempura in online matches can be absolutely hilarious.
  • Pit's pure joy whenever you find a hot spring.
    Magnus: Apparently someone likes his spa time.
    Pit: Who's got two thumbs and loves hot springs? Everyone with two thumbs!
    Pit:: Ooh-hoo-hoo! A hot spring! (platform rises) ...hey, where's it going? GET BACK HERE, HOT SPRING!
    Palutena: Don't worry, there's stairs to your right.
    • The last point is especially aggravating since going straight into the hot spring prevents players from getting a power or weapon across the hot spring unless you take the stairs and...fall back down to the hot spring for some reason.
  • Letting the game stay at the "The End" screen after the end credits for a while brings in Hades to break what remains of the Fourth Wall.
  • Pyrrhon can be considered a living embodiment of this trope with some of his lines. "Do your thing, Pyro Snake! SHAZAMITYLAM!!"
    • He uses the Pyro Snake again while he's taken over by the Aurum Brain, and when he does it he says "SHAZAMITYLAM" with a Creepy Monotone that sounds so wrong it's hilarious.
  • A Brick Joke involving the benefits of gods:
    Palutena: "We may not have the best dental plan, but justice is on our side!"
  • Unlocking secret options lets you choose whether to have dialogue or not. Like the other settings, this one has a picture to go with it, in this case, A conversation between Pit and Palutena. This is what it says if the game's language is set to Spanish:
    Pit: Palutena, ¿Cuándo me vas a dar vacaciones? translation 
    Palutena: Cuando aprendas a volar. translation 
  • Pit's impressions. Everyone has a different reaction to them, from Arlon's calm amusement to Magnus' deadpan annoyance.
  • This random conversation:
    Pit: You know how a chicken takes three steps and then forgets?
    Palutena: Forgets what?
    Pit: Uh...
    Palutena: Pit? Forgets what?
    Pit: Uh... Oh, right! OK, so you know how a chicken takes three steps and then forgets?

Kid Icarus: Uprising - Thanatos Rising

  • Thanatos' constant referral to the Trojan horse siege engines as "ponies".
  • In part 2, it turns out that Palutena controls Pit's flight path by balancing on one foot.
    • And she uses her scepter like a Wiimote.
  • Also in part 2, Palutena tells Pit where Thanatos is going to strike. Pit asks how she figured this out.
    • She then admits that she was just messing with Pit with that answer. But not because Thanatos doesn't have a blog (that we know of), but because she's too busy to read every blog.

Kid Icarus: Uprising - Palutena's Revolting Dinner

  • All of it, but especially Palutena fleeing from the rolling pillar behind her.
  • This exchange:
    Pit: Veggies again, Lady Palutena?
    Palutena: Oh, Pit. Keep eating hamburgers and you'll turn into one!
    Pit: W-what?! You're not serious, are you?
    • "Uh, how about doughnuts or cake, Lady Palutena?"
  • Palutena whimsically going on about preparing carrots even as they're making an escape:
    Palutena: ...but you're still on the menu so slicey-dicey and into a nice hot oil bath!
  • When the oven explodes, Palutena gets a perm.
  • While Palutena is dangling from a rope by the leg, Pit contacts her. She pretends she's still in the kitchen and sends him to pick up more vegetables to buy herself more time.
    Palutena: I need another ingredient. A vegetable! With, uh, dazzle! Sizzle! Pizazz! How about, uh, a squash?
    Pit: A squash? I swear I saw some in your kitchen.
    Palutena: Pit, I see all and I don't see any squash here!
    Pit: OK, OK!
    • Even funnier when it's shown that Pit took less than a minute to actually get the squash she asked for.
  • This line Pit delivers to his troops before going out attacking the veggies :
    Pit: Men, we are facing the worst Carrot-astrophy of all time!
  • Before Palutena uses the Wolf Claws to cut the vegetables, one of the still-rebellious squash chomps on her hand from behind. Cue Silence Is Golden as she turns her back to see three of them.
    • Then the claws end up exploding the palace...with her head inside a squash. Makes you wonder what Pit thought happened.
  • This little line Palutena gives at the end of Part 2:
    Palutena: Pit...
    Pit: Yes?
    Palutena: ...we are going out for dinner.

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