Palutena (also known as Lady Palutena) is a fictional goddess from Nintendo's Kid Icarus series. She first appeared as a non-playable character in the 1986 game known as Kid Icarus. Her name is a shortened version of the name of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena.
Why She Rocks
- Palutena is a pure-hearted and kind goddess who puts her people before her own welfare.
- She is kind and wise, goes to great lengths to keep her personally army and the human race safe from harm, and cares about them very much.
- She is very powerful, as her powers have aided Pit and her allies in their adventures, allowing them to take down their powerful enemies, especially Hades at the end of Kid Icarus Uprising.
- Much like Rosalina, while a mature goddess, she has a playful and mischievous side that makes her highly entertaining. She can often tease Pit, confuse him using complex vocabulary, have him complete his missions by putting him in dangerous situations, and incorrectly saying common phrases.
- Her Palutena’s Guidance conversations in Kid Icarus and Super Smash Bros. are very entertaining to watch.
- Some hilarious examples include "Good luck, Pit. You're gonna need it." and "Don't be a baby, Pit."
- She has an amazing character design, and she is very attractive.
- She cares about her allies very much, especially Pit, but also Viridi, Poseidon and Dyntos, and will always fight for them as well as alongside them to defeat the forces of evil.
- Her appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series since Smash 4 is awesome.
- Her voice actors do a great job voicing her, especially Ali Hillis and Brandy Kop.
- She had a very small role in the series before Uprising.
- She is less popular than most other characters; just like Pit, Ever since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released she never made a comeback in the Nintendo games since then.
- Despite not being a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Palutena is featured in more trophies than Pit, appearing in her own trophy as well as the Palutena's Army trophy.
- Palutena is the only character in the Super Smash Bros. series to have two of her special moves change their directional input, and is also the only character to have two special moves merged into one.