Chapter 10: The Wish Seed
The Wish Seed is the tenth chapter in the game Kid Icarus: Uprising, which has Pit trying to retrieve a legendary item known as the Wish Seed before Hades, the god of the Underworld, does. Taking place at a volcanic location littered with ruins, this chapter is certainly one of the most dangerous due to the containing many perilous obstacles during both the land and sky missions.
The aerial portion begins in the smoky skies above a volcanic wasteland, where Pit and Palutena discuss their newest adversary, Hades, and his plans to steal the sacred Wish Seed, which can grant any wish and is guarded by a monster called the Immortal Phoenix. This portion of the chapter takes him across many dangerous and heated locations upon reaching ground level, including a lava-filled cavern, a fiery sea, and a deep gorge made of flowing molten walls. Some notable volcanic monsters are also rife in this area, including Magmoos and Petribombers that often self-destruct themselves. Nearing the mission's end, Palutena gives Pit two choices to either enter a safe-looking cavern, or to cut straight through the foreboding volcanic landscape (chosen depending on his position on the screen).
If Pit chooses to take the path through the cavern, he will find the rest of the trip to have fewer obstacles, but more enemies. The sights in the area itself are also notable, including a chamber filled with beautiful crystal formations. However, things take a turn for the worst when he enters a deep hole, which is actually a massive volcanic fissure vent. A rumbling is heard, and Pit soon finds himself racing for his life up the vent as lava quickly rises from below. He barely escapes as the lava exits the vent in a blast reaching the sky, and proceeds to make his way to the landing spot.
If Pit instead chooses the route through the volcanic wasteland, he will have to avoid many more obstacles in addition to numerous enemies. Unfortunately for the angel, he chose to take this path during a time of intense volcanic activity, causing many of the individual volcanoes to actually rise out of the ground, with some of them even floating in mid-air using intense pressure to propel them. He races through the area while avoiding many rotating lava flows and Underworld monsters, until he finally reaches the volcanic vent from the cavernous route as it erupts. Relieved that they chose not to take the first path, Palutena leads Pit to the ruins where the ground mission takes place.Tempura Wizard in addition to other powerful enemies. By following a stone path towards the edge of the mountain, Pit makes his way to the home of the Phoenix and the Wish Seed that it guards.
An Intensity Gate can be found midway through the level in a cavern, just after defeating the chapter's only Tempura Wizard. It requires an intensity level of at least 4.0, and contains a Hot Spring, a Mimicutie, and a Souflee hiding in some bushes growing in an opening along the cave wall.
The boss of this chapter is the Phoenix, which has become agitated after fighting off Underworld forces. This massive reptilian bird is capable of a variety of fire-based attacks, including a flamethrower attack and an extremely dangerous burning charge that is difficult to dodge. The Phoenix will also create tornadoes to attack Pit. The center of the circular arena also has a Jump Pad that can be used to avoid some of the creature's more threatening attacks. If the Phoenix takes enough damage, it will occasionally become stunned and fall to the ground, allowing melee attacks to be executed on the beast. In addition, the Wish Seed floats around the arena during the entire battle, and can optionally be destroyed (Underworld forces will do the same at the battle's end if it’s left alone).
Upon being defeated, the body of the Phoenix spawns a fiery, bird-shaped beacon that, to the human race, symbolizes its defeat. Hades says that he can now trick the humans into thinking that the Seed was real, and that it has been stolen rather than destroyed. He also claims that he will be able to turn civilizations against each other by spreading this rumor, with Palutena realizing that she made a huge mistake in having Pit defeat the Phoenix, as the Wish Seed's supposed guardian was the only thing standing in the way of Hades' master plan.
- This chapter is the only one in the game that has two different ways of carrying out the last scene. If Pit destroys the Wish Seed during the battle with the Phoenix, he'll believe that the humans won't be tricked and will find out that it's fake for sure, but Hades reminds him that because the Phoenix was defeated, it still carries out his plan perfectly. If he doesn't, then after the Phoenix is defeated, the Wish Seed will instead be destroyed by a Magmoo and a Skuttler. The results are the same either way, but it has two different actions to it.
|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 • 22. Scorched Feathers|
|Hades Arc||23. Lord of the Underworld • 24. The Three Trials • 25. The War's End|