Palutena's Temple (エンジェランド, Angel Land) (known in the PAL version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as Skyworld, not to be confused with the stage from Brawl) is a stage that appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from the Kid Icarus series. It depicts a stage from the original Kid Icarus with updated looks derived from Kid Icarus: Uprising. The stage was made for 8-Player Smash, (though despite being made for it, the bridge in the middle of the stage cannot be broken) but is playable in normal Smash as well.
The stage is very similar to New Pork City in design - it is primarily composed of a wide assortment of medium-sized platforms strewn around a very large playing field. A bridge connects the two upper areas and can be destroyed; the two upper areas have the largest platforms. The bridge also has a hazard in the form of a spike-studded platform suspended above by a chain, which slowly moves back and forth. In the top-left is a mini-stage that appears to be very close to the top blast line. After enough time passes, it will go above the top blast line, dropping off any fighters on it. In the bottom-left zone are a couple of springs inside a cave reminiscent of the bottom area of Temple, with a spiked mace ball in the center of the area. The bottom-right area is mostly blank space with several platforms, reminiscent of the Maze Sample Stage from Brawl. On the top right part of the stage, when the platform floats to the top, three platforms appear for a while and then disappear when the platform is ready to float down. On the bottom left part of the stage, a ledge appears out of the wall to the right of a platform, giving players more aerial recovery.
Pit is able to activate his Smash Taunt, Palutena's Guidance, in this stage. It has a similar mechanic to Snake's Codec Conversations in Shadow Moses Island from the previous game. This doesn't work in the Ω form.
The Ω form is a stage with the design of the rising platform in front of Palutena's statue from the normal version albeit larger, set in front of the same statue.
The stage is banned in tournaments primarily due to its extremely large size, which makes camping almost certain. Other factors include the stage hazards (spikes) and the walls and other objects which can create caves of life. It also takes a while for players to reach their opponents.
The Palutena's Temple trophy is part of the Kid Icarus: Uprising Trophy Box.
In the Kid Icarus series, Skyworld is where gods and angels live in harmony. Late in the story of Kid Icarus: Uprising, however, it falls apart, and the ruins of Palutena's Temple have become a stage to battle on. The bridge can be destroyed, splitting the stage in two, but you can still cross the gap using clouds or moving platforms.
In the Kid Icarus series, Skyworld is where gods and angels live in harmony. Late in the story of Kid Icarus: Uprising, however, it falls apart, and the ruins of Palutena's Temple have become a stage in this game. The bridge can be destroyed, splitting the stage in two, but you can still cross the gap using clouds or moving platforms.
Palutena's Temple is where the goddess Palutena lives. In the original Kid Icarus, (under the title Palace in the Sky) Medusa usurped control of the palace and captured Palutena, prompting Pit to rescue her.
In Kid Icarus: Uprising, however, this is also where she is fought as a boss. Here, she is possessed by the Chaos Kin, a chaotic entity that sought to create disaster by controlling the goddess and eventually eat her soul, which it almost succeeded in doing if it weren't for the efforts of Pit with the assistance of Viridi and Phosphora. The boss battle was notably unique, as Pit had to avoid harming Palutena throughout the fight all the while focusing all of his attention on the Chaos Kin. Pit also had to fight hordes of his own former allies, the Centurions, in order to reach Palutena. It is also the location of the Capricorn Club, the tenth Zodiac Weapon.
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