Wings of Icarus

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Wings of Icarus
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Wings of Icarus in Brawl.
User Pit
Universe Kid Icarus
Article on Icaruspedia Wings of Pegasus
Fly around the stage with your wings. The effect will only last a short while.
Brawl's instruction manual

Wings of Icarus (イカロスの翼, Wings of Icarus) is Pit's up special move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When performed, Pit's wings glow blue and he gains the ability to fly for approximately 3 seconds. This, combined with the fact that, during flight, he can move in any direction, makes this one of the most mobile recovery moves in the game. For a reference, Pit can pull off the Reverse Hyrule Jump using Wings of Icarus alone.

The initial "flash" is able to stop projectiles, but it'll interrupt the move. It also pushes enemies and items away. When used on the ground, it'll make Pit travel a slightly longer distance.

If the move's time limit is over, Pit will be put into a helpless state, although it can be canceled at any time with an aerial attack, which won't make him helpless.

The only downside to this move is that if Pit is hit while using it, he cannot use it again until he lands. This does not occur if the move is interrupted during the initial jump.

When Pit lands on the ground, he'll be able to use Wings of Icarus again. Although it'll take some time - approximately 2 seconds - until the move's "power" is restored. If it's used again before it's fully "charged", the total flying time limit will be shorter. The minimum limit is around 1 second.

Origin[edit]

Official artwork for the Angel's Feather item in Kid Icarus.

The move is based on the Angel's Feather item from Kid Icarus, which allowed him to fly back up should he fall off the bottom of the screen, and the Wings of Pegasus, one of the Three Sacred Treasures, which allowed Pit to fly freely.

Trivia[edit]

  • When Pit is in metal form, Wings of Icarus will only slow his fall, unless used directly from the ground. This also applies to his jumps, as it does to any metal character with multiple jumps.
  • Wing dashing is a technique with this move that allows Pit to move around the screen quickly.
  • While Pit can cancel out of this move by attacking, he cannot air dodge out of it.
  • This is the only non-tether up special to be changed in Smash 4.
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