Magnus (マグナ, Maguna) is a character from Kid Icarus: Uprising. He is a man of Herculean strength, and he is considered the mightiest human swordsman in the world, as well as being a skilled mercenary.
In Kid Icarus: Uprising, Magnus is a recurring character, being one of three notable human characters. In Chapter 2, whilst storming one of the Underworld Army's bases, Magnus appears as the only human who has successfully entered the castle. After a brief conversation, he and Pit team up for the remainder of the chapter. He does not appear again until Chapter 18, three years later, when Pit is forced to possess his body through the use of a ring. Here, he expresses hatred towards the gods, as well as proving his immense strength and versatility, having similar health to Pit. He makes a final appearance in Chapter 24 alongside Dark Lord Gaol as a double boss fight summoned by Lord Dyntos.
In Uprising, Magnus in English was originally voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Patrick Seitz takes over in Smash 4 due to conflicts along with a few other Kid Icarus characters from Uprising.
As an Assist Trophy
Magnus appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4. When summoned, Magnus goes after his ally's opponents and attacks them with downward swings or leg-level sweeps of his sword, dealing high damage and knockback. Magnus is able to run and double jump in a similar manner to his targets to chase them, and is even able to roll after attacking. Unlike most assist trophies, he is susceptible to flinching, and can be defeated by taking enough damage, causing him to kneel and fall face down before disappearing.
When summoned, Magnus will say "Sorry I'm late. I had other things to attend to". Once his assisting time is up, Magnus will stop chasing opponents and say "Well, that was fun" or "My work is done here, good luck on your own" before leaving the battle.
In Smash Tour
Magnus appears as an item in Smash Tour. When selected in a battle, any KOed opponent will be launched away when the battle ends.
Magnus does not reappear as an Assist Trophy, but instead does appear as a Spirit.