Chapter 10: The Wish Seed
The Wish Seed (Volcano Route)
The Wish Seed (Cave Route)
Boss Fight 1
Chapter 10: The Wish Seed (10章 願いのタネ 10-Shō Negai no Tane, "Chapter 10: The Wish Seed") is the tenth chapter in the storyline of Kid Icarus: Uprising.
As Pit is sent into the skies above a volcanic wasteland, he and Palutena discuss their newest adversary: Hades, the true leader of the Underworld. Palutena notes that Underworld troops have gathered at a nearby volcano, searching for the highly sought after Wish Seed, an object said to grant wishes. Assuming the worst of Hades's intentions, Pit and Palutena head towards Phoenix Mountain posthaste.
While Pit carefully maneuvers around the molten terrain, Palutena informs the angel that in order to reach the Wish Seed, he must defeat the seed's guardian, the Immortal Phoenix. She then offers him the chance to choose which route to take in order to reach their destination: to cut straight to the volcano, or to make a detour through a tunnel.
Should Pit be positioned on the right side of the screen, he will fly directly to the volcano. Here, the terrain is infested with enemies, and the volcanic activity is particularly intense. Though dodging these obstacles can prove difficult, Pit witnesses lava spew out from the exit of the tunnel path, giving him a sense of relief that he chose this path instead.
Should Pit be positioned on the left side of the screen, he will take a detour through a nearby tunnel. Though this route is initially cooler and less hectic, the magma levels begin to rise, making Pit uneasy. Pit heads toward the exit, but becomes trapped when a waterfall of lava pours down in front of him. As he panics, Palutena attempts to calm him down before sending him through the now unobstructed exit—however, the lava rises at an alarming rate, causing Pit to narrowly fly out right as the tunnel erupts.
Once the angel is out of danger, Palutena escorts him down to a landing spot.
Upon landing, Palutena informs Pit that the Underworld Army has already reached the Phoenix, though they face severe resistance. Proceeding through the volcanic wasteland, Hades begins communicating with the two telepathically, urging them to specify their reasons for acquiring the Wish Seed. Palutena only agrees if Hades shares his first, to which he complies: he tells an elaborate story of wanting to use the Wish Seed to revive the parents of an orphaned girl, though Pit and Palutena are not deceived by this.
As they proceed, Hades urges Palutena to uphold her end of the deal by sharing her wish. However, the goddess instead asks him if the Wish Seed is even capable of granting wishes, and Hades finally admits to the falsehood of these claims. Pit questions why the Underworld Army would seek out the object if it were fake, and Palutena reveals that these actions were done to not only deceive them, but the humans as well. Hades notes that humans cannot resist the allure of a wish-granting object, and will drive themselves to extinction in order to acquire it. Since the Phoenix now poses a threat to humanity should the Underworld release it, the two are forced to defeat the beast regardless of the outcome.
In the room with a Suit of Skuttler and a Tempura Wizard, a level 4.0 Intensity Gate can be found to the right. This gate leads to the upper level of the Hot Spring that was seen previously, containing a Mimicutie that must be defeated in order to receive a weapon, and a Souflee hiding in the nearby foliage.
Although the Phoenix is massive, successfully landing hits on him can prove to be difficult due to his constant movement and the distance he maintains. He will attack using a plethora of fire-based attacks, including spitting out massive flamethrowers, firing explosive rocks and fireballs, and engulfing himself in flames before charging at his foe. In addition, he can also produce shockwaves by landing, and can fire feather-shaped projectiles and tornadoes.
Upon his defeat, the Phoenix collapses and explodes, leaving behind a fiery beacon in his place. This represents the Phoenix's defeat, and Hades announces to the human race that the Wish Seed has been taken. Though Pit is confident that the humans will not be so easily deceived, Palutena states that she foresees major bloodshed before extracting him from the battlefield.
The following is a list of weapons most commonly obtained in this chapter.
- The Air Battle theme contains a remix of the Overworld theme from the original Kid Icarus.
- The outcome of this chapter is different depending on the player's actions: if the Wish Seed survives the boss battle, Palutena will order Pit to destroy it, though a Magmoo and Skuttler Mage beat him to it. This scene is absent if Pit destroys the Wish Seed during the battle, and is instead replaced with slightly altered dialogue.
|Chapters in Kid Icarus: Uprising.|
|Medusa Arc||1. The Return of Palutena • 2. Magnus and the Dark Lord • 3. Heads of the Hewdraw • 4. The Reaper's Line of Sight • 5. Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit • 6. Dark Pit • 7. The Seafloor Palace • 8. The Space-Pirate Ship • 9. Medusa's Final Battle|
|Viridi Arc||10. The Wish Seed • 11. Viridi, Goddess of Nature • 12. Wrath of the Reset Bomb • 13. The Lunar Sanctum • 14. Lightning Battle|
|Aurum Arc||15. Mysterious Invaders • 16. The Aurum Hive • 17. The Aurum Brain|
|Chaos Kin Arc||18. The Ring of Chaos • 19. The Lightning Chariot • 20. Palutena's Temple • 21. The Chaos Vortex|
|Hades Arc||22. Scorched Feathers • 23. Lord of the Underworld • 24. The Three Trials • 25. The War's End|