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Pit is the protagonist of the Kid Icarus games.

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 fly—it's a bit of a touchy subject.

In the XP4 fics, Pit debuted in the XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.

In the AWA fics, Pit is a student at the AWA Academy.

Appearance

n the original Kid Icarus, Pit appears as a young, Putto-like angel wearing a simple, white chiton, and a pair of sandals and metal cuffs. He has short, brown hair and white wings that are incapable of flight. Starting in Of Myths and Monsters, he now possesses blue eyes and a laurel crown.

Pit was given a significant redesign by Masahiro Sakurai in Brawl, which was approved by Pit's creator and inspired by the evolution of Link's design over the years. Pit now looks to be roughly 13 years of age and stands at 5'3" (160 cm). He has large, blue eyes and fluffy, brown hair, with a small cowlick poking out from the back. His chiton is now decorated with red and gold hems along the bottom, which is fastened on the shoulder by a golden fibula with a red gem in the center. He wears the outfit with a brown belt lined with silver and a gold, triangular buckle on his waist. Pit also wears navy blue tights beneath his chiton. The angel now has a pair of bronze and gold cuffs around his forearms, and singular gold rings on his upper left arm and right thigh. His brown sandals are decorated with crossing beige bands, and are edged at the top with white wool.

Personality

Pit is peppy and chipper, and like many Nintendo protagonists, he is fearless and heroic. He has no problem fighting against monsters many times his size and is always ready to help the humans when they are in need. The angel has a notable humorous side and enjoys cracking jokes and bantering with Palutena. Pit is also very confident, which makes him bit of a show-off at times. He can, however, become a little reckless due to his gung-ho and naive personality, which causes him to get into trouble at times. Nonetheless, Pit is a good-hearted and friendly character. He is described by Viridi as "insufferably upbeat" and by Dark Pit as "annoyingly cheerful". He is also shown to be moderately gullible at times, often believing Palutena's words to be true even when she is joking.

His trust in Palutena is absolute, but he is shown to be somewhat nervous on his own, such as during the ascent of the Lightning Tower. Without Palutena to back him up, he steadily becomes quieter and quieter. While in Hades's body, Pit also tries to replicate Palutena's helpful dialogue as she can't contact him. He becomes very self-conscious doing this, but it helps to reassure him.

XP4 Fanfics

Pit is part of the Heroes Coalitions and is member of the Fairy Knights. He also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!

In Chapter 3, Pit alongside his team, the Fairy Knights, are seen walking around Mount Altana somewhere in the kingdon of Fiore when they came across a group of Emotionless and defeated them. Later, they met up with Gelman and made their way to Magnolia.

The Adventures in Gamesphere

In Chapter 1, Rufus, Luigi and The Player Character met up with Pit at the Sakurai Dorms and told them that his bow & arrows are missing. Pit is present when Rufus announced to everyone that a nasty thief is on the loose and when Luigi asked him how are they gonna catch the thief, Rufus answered that he has an idea.

In Chapter 2, Pit alongside the Rufus, Luigi and The Player Character decided to find the thief who stole Pit & Lucina's weapons, so they set a trap at the park when Bubsy the Bobcat fell for it. After confronting Bubsy, they chased him all around the city and caught after Rufus blasted him using The Soldier's bazooka. After torturing Bubsy into confessing, Rufus and the gang are seen gathered at the Madden NFL Football Arena where Bubsy is being used as a ball while Rufus is counting the money he won from a bet. Then Lucina and himself told them that their items were never stolen causing Jimmy Hopkins and the others to confront Rufus, demanding to get their money back. After watching everyone chases Rufus, the Player Character spoke which surprises him and everyone.

In Chapter 4, Zack's Beach Party, Pit is seen alongside Lloyd Irving, Colette Brunel and Lucina having a conversation at the surfboard stand when Nick and Hikari joins them.

Abilities

Despite being a flightless angel, Pit is still a skilled and versatile fighter. He originally started out as an archer that mainly specialized in using the Bow, but over the years he has become more experienced with using various weapons, such as the Blade, Claws, and Cannon.

He has a very high level of durability, as his body was capable of taking Magnus's powerful blows and attacks. In Uprising, Pit mentions that he's "spent this entire game getting shot at", showcasing his durability against the Underworld Army and the like.

Also, as the Captain of Palutena's Guard, he has demonstrated good leadership skills. Despite Pit's extreme dependence and trust in Palutena, he's capable of coming up with ideas and strategies on his own, as shown from battling Hades's Heart or when battling Pseudo-Palutena when the real Palutena was asleep.

Trivia

  • There aren't any proper angels in Greek mythology, but there is one archer with wings; Pit bears a very striking resemblance to the Putto-like Eros (also known as Cupid), the god who would inspire love by shooting people with arrows. In popular culture, Cupid is often depicted as having arrowheads shaped and colored like hearts due to his love motif. In Pit's official art from the original Kid Icarus, and in his trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee, the heads of his arrows are depicted as being heart-shaped.
    • Pit may also be based on Icarus, the figure for whom the series takes its English title: for example, at the end of Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Pit's wings fall off after flying too close to the sun. This alludes to the story of Icarus, whose wax-and-feather wings allowed him to fly. However, he goes against his father's warning and flies too close to the sun, melting the wax on his wings and causing him to plummet to his death. A similar allusion is made in Kid Icarus: Uprising, when Palutena notes that the Power of Flight can only sustain Pit for five minutes before his wings burn up, causing him to fall.
      • Pit also seems to draw inspiration from Biblical angels. Angels in the Bible are commonly depicted as benevolent messengers and guardians. Pit's position as Palutena's bodyguard and a protector of humans fits the role of a guardian angel.
  • There are rumors in the Smash Bros. community that Pit was originally intended to be in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64, but may have been cut due to animation problems for his wings and time constraints. However, there is no evidence to support these claims.
  • Pit is stated to be illiterate in the English version of Uprising.
  • He is shown to have a healthy appetite, though he seems to dislike vegetables as shown in Palutena's Revolting Dinner. Burgers and the like seem to suit his tastes more, yet he'll still eat anything regardless.

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