Palutena's Shrine
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Palutena's Shrine in Super Smash Flash 2.
Universe Kid Icarus
Appearance Super Smash Flash 2
Home stage for Pit (Super Smash Flash 2)
Size Medium
Availability Starter
Music track(s)
  • Magnus's Theme
  • Palace in the Sky
Tournament legality Banned

Palutena's Shrine is a starter stage in Super Smash Flash 2, hailing from the Kid Icarus series.

Layout

The stage can be described as a simpler version of Palutena's Temple, a stage from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; in fact, it has a strong resemblance to that stage's Ω Form, with some minor additions. The stage's notable feature is the long, circular main platform found in front of the actual shrine, with a small, soft platform hovering above the main platform. On both sides lie two small hard platforms that have slopes directed toward the middle of the stage. Right below the main platform is a cave-like zone, with another small, hard platform which effectively creates a "cave of life" that prevents launching opponents upwards.

Music

  • The main music track is Magnus's Theme, an orchestral remix of the theme that plays when fighting with Magnus in Chapter 2 and Chapter 18 in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  • The alternate music track is Palace in the Sky, an orchestral triumphant remix of theme that plays on the level of the same name in Kid Icarus.

Tournament legality

This stage is banned in competitive play, as the bottom platform promotes camping and the outside platforms make recovery awkward.

Origin

Pit flying over Palutena's Temple in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

As stated above, Palutena's Shrine is based on Palutena's Temple, a stage from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In turn, Palutena's Temple is the place of residence of the Goddess of Light, Palutena, in Kid Icarus. During the events of the original Kid Icarus, the evil Medusa overthrows Palutena, capturing her and taking control of the temple, as well as Skyworld, leading to Pit's adventure to rescue the Goddess of Light. Palutena's Temple plays a larger role in Kid Icarus: Uprising, becoming both a level and a chapter name in the same game. After Palutena gets possessed by the Chaos Kin, it becomes a corrupted place that Pit must traverse, facing the now-enemy Palutena's Army, before eventually reaching the possessed goddess herself in front of the same Palutena statue that appears in the stage.

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