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Wings of Icarus is Pit's Up Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This makes his wings glow a blue color, and gives him the ability to fly for approximately 3 seconds. The initial "flash" will stop a projectile for a split second, but interrupt the move. It also pushes enemies and items away. When this move is done in midair, Pit may slightly lose altitude.

This move is arguably one of the best recovery moves in the game, as Pit is capable of flying up past the upper blast line (but not getting ringed out because he is not in a stunned animation), and flying around the bottom of most stages with this move alone. He can even pull off the Reverse Hyrule Jump with just using this move alone. It moves even higher performed from the ground.

The only downside to this move is that while using this move, if Pit is hit, he cannot use it again until he lands. However if the move is interrupted just as Pit activates it (during the initial flash), it won't count as his one attempt and he may reuse it without touching ground. The window of opportunity for this is very small though.

If Pit's feet touch the ground while using Wings of Icarus, he can re-use all of his mid-air jumps and even Wings of Icarus again provided he cancels the first or is hit by an opponent. This can be repeated as to give Pit an infinite amount of jumps.

This move is subject to diminishing returns if used less than two seconds after finishing it the first time (including landing, being interrupted, attacking, grabbing a ledge, or letting it run its course in the air) and initiating the second one. It will last for much less time if used this often, with a minimum time of about one second, but the exact duration depends on how quickly the move was reused; the sooner it is reused the less time it will last.

It is possible to not go into helplessness by canceling the move using an aerial attack during it.

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.

This move is functionally similar to R.O.B's Robo Burner.

Wing dashing is a technique with this move that allows Pit to move around the screen quickly.

OriginEdit

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

TriviaEdit

  • In the new Kid Icarus Uprising, the Wings of Icarus are called the Power of Flight, which Palutena can only maintain for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes have passed, it will break off from Pit.
  • If Pit uses this move near Master Hand in Classic Mode, Master Hand's HP meter will shake as if he were taking damage, even though this move does no damage.

Pit's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS
Standard Special Palutena's Arrow
Side Special Angel Ring Upperdash Arm
Up Special Wings of Icarus Power of Flight
Down Special Mirror Shield Guardian Orbitars
Final Smash Palutena's Army Three Sacred Treasures

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