Lightning Chariot

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Lightning Chariot
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User Pit
Universe Kid Icarus
Article on Kid Icarus Wiki Lightning Chariot
Pit boards the Lightning Chariot and targets opponents with a targeting reticle before charging forward and launching any opponents he hits.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Lightning Chariot (光の戦車, Chariot of Light) is Pit's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Overview[edit]

Pit calls out "Lightning Chariot!" (光の戦車!, Chariot of Light!) and jumps aboard the Lightning Chariot and flies off-screen. A player-controlled crosshair appears, with Pit saying, "Phos! Lux! Let's go!" (行くぞ!フラッシュ!シルバー!, Let's go! Flash! Silver!); Pit will then swoop in atop the chariot to strike opponents when prompted, similar to the function of the Dragoon item.

Game crash bug[edit]

Prior to version 3.0.1, on certain stages, it was possible to aim the Lightning Chariot beyond the lower or side blast zones when the camera is set to "fixed". Doing so will cause the game to crash and have to be reloaded. The following stages are affected by this:

Trophy[edit]

The Lightning Chariot appears as part of the Chariot Master trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Trophy[edit]

Trophy in for 3DS.
Chariot Master
North America A legendary and powerful soldier, he controls the Lightning Chariot. Normally the eyes are the windows to the soul, but the Chariot Master's actual body is long gone, and his eyes burn like the rest of his warrior spirit. He will surrender the Lightning Chariot to a worthy foe.
Europe This soldier is the master of the Lightning Chariot. His body may be ruined, but his spirit still walks the path of the warrior. The eyes beneath his helmet are for reading his foe. His gauntlets are for grappling his foe. And, to a truly worthy foe, he'll even hand over his chariot.

Origin[edit]

Artwork of the Lightning Chariot from Kid Icarus Uprising.

In between Chapters 17 and 18 of Kid Icarus Uprising, Palutena is possessed by the Chaos Kin, and Pit's soul is transferred to a ring. With the help of a little girl, a dog, and Magnus, the ring is connected to Pit's soulless body in Chapter 18, and he is returned to normal, and goes off to fight Palutena. When he wonders how he is flying, it is revealed that Viridi is giving him the Power of Flight. However, both quickly learn that Palutena's temple is blocked off by a special barrier. With no other option, Viridi pulls Pit back into her own residence and determines that, in order to break into Palutena's temple, Pit must acquire the Lightning Chariot.

In Chapter 19, Pit sets off to the Lightning Chariot Base, and climbs up the seemingly endless tower and fights through fifteen rooms of enemies in order to get to the boss chamber. At the boss chamber, he learns that he must fight the Chariot Master in order to prove himself worthy of obtaining the Lightning Chariot. After a race with the Chariot Master, he dies in front of Pit, but gives him the Lightning Chariot before he passes.

In Chapter 20, Pit, now equipped with the Lightning Chariot, uses it to break through the barrier surrounding Palutena's temple and fights Palutena to free her of Chaos Kin's control. He is successful, but the Chaos Kin nearly escapes to its home dimension; Dark Pit shows up in the Lightning Chariot and rams into the portal to keep it open. Pit questions his motives, but Dark Pit silences him and Viridi takes him away to prepare him for his next battle.

The Lightning Chariot is again used by Dark Pit in Chapter 23 to pierce Hades' body and rescue Pit from Hades' insides.

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Dark Pit’s inclusion as a separate character as opposed to an alternative costume in SSB4 was originally due to the Three Sacred Treasures belonging to Pit and Sakurai deeming it unfitting for the weapons to be used by him. The Lightning Chariot that replaces Pit’s old Final Smash, however, has been used by both Dark Pit and Pit, thus defeating the original purpose of separating the two characters.
  • In Palutena's Guidance for Dark Pit, Viridi mentions the Lightning Chariot being under her command, despite Pit's use of it in Ultimate.