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Igniot
Igniot
Affiliation Underworld
Appearances Kid Icarus: Uprising
Attack(s) Fires a beam of energy, which may cause petrification
Weakpoint(s) {{{Weakpoint(s)}}}

Igniots are new enemies introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. These monsters seemingly function as two unique parts that work together when attacking. They first appear in Chapter 9.

Characteristics

The Igniot is a very strange enemy that has an Egyptian look to it. Unlike most Underworld foes, this monster appears to actually be made up of two separate creatures that work together, just like the Handora. One part of it is a hand with three fingers that ends in a base with three more fingers. The second part looks like a metallic amulet with a single large eye and two snake statues, which is attached to a chain that is held by the aforementioned hand creature. This eyeball is what the Igniot as a whole uses to attack with, as it is capable of firing a dangerous laser that can reach quite far and can petrify Pit on contact. However, it is not a mobile creature, so the Igniot will not be able to pursue Pit if he falls out of its view.

Idol Description

A fearsome, rotating cannon that fires off petrifying beams of light. Its dangling eyeball keeps a constant vigil, mercilessly blasting any opposing forces that cross its path. Luckily, Palutena's protection ensures Pit is only briefly turned to stone.

Trivia

  • Its name possibly comes from the words “ingot” and “igneous,” describing how the eyeball amulet part of the monster is likely carved out of gold or rock.
    • Its name could also refer to how it can turn enemies into rock when its energy beam hits.
  • The two snake statues on either side of the Igniot's eye resemble Shemums. Its body also seems to resemble a Handora as well.
  • Igniots seem to be possibly based on Monsterous Medusa. Both have snake designs on them, a single reddish eye that is capable of firing beams, and are both capable of turning things into stone.


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