- For fighter info, see Pit (SSBB).
Pit (ピット, Pitto) is the main playable character of the Kid Icarus games.
Pit is an angel from Kid Icarus, who was given his sacred bow by the Goddess, Palutena, to stop the dark Goddess, Medusa. His wings are only strong enough to fly for short distances, unless he has the Wings of Pegasus.
In Super Smash Bros.
Pit was originally going to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. He was cut due to animation problems for his wings and time constraints. It was also said that Pit was not popular enough at the time.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee
The older design of Pit appears on the trophy named after him. His appearance is supposedly his first in a game in over 20 years. Pit, supposedly, was one of three "retro" characters who were considered for inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Melee, alongside Balloon Fighter and the Ice Climbers. Balloon Fighter and Pit were only included as trophies, but the Ice Climbers barely ousted Pit for the title of playable character. There is a hint of Pit being in Brawl within Melee. His trophy info states, "Will he ever fight again?"
As a trophy
- The head of Palutena's personal bodyguards, Pit travelled near and far to gather Three Sacred Treasures that would help him defeat the evil goddess of darkness, Medusa, and free Palutena, the goddess of light. Pit couldn't fly with his little wings; only the Wings of Icarus let him take flight. Will Pit ever fight again?
- Game: Kid Icarus (7/87)
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Main article: Pit (SSBB)
Pit appears as a new playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He has been heavily redesigned from his original appearance and Melee Trophy, taking on more realistic proportions and is overall much more elegant. He is seen using all three of the Sacred Treasures from Kid Icarus as his Neutral B, Up B, and Down B, albeit with some changes from the original game. He is also seen splitting the Sacred Bow of Palutena into two sharp blades for his standard attacks. His Final Smash is Palutena's Army, where he calls on Palutena to send her army of angel centurions against the other characters.
The captain of the royal bodyguards of Palutena, goddess of light and ruler of Angel Land. The dark goddess, Medusa, conquered the underworld, the surface world, and the heavens, and imprisoned Palutena. Pit escaped and, armed with Palutena's magical bow, set out to free her. Along the way, he gathered Three Sacred Treasures with which he challenged Medusa.
- Kid Icarus (1987)
- The final sentence of Pit's trophy description in Melee could be a reference to the fact that Pit was already planned to appear in Brawl.