Watchdog of the Underworld
Physical AppearanceIn the original Kid Icarus, it appears as a large, bright red, two-headed dog with fire around its head and running along its back.
In Kid Icarus: Uprising, it appears as a two-headed dog like before, only now it is darker red with more flames engulfing its body. It has a large metal brace with a broken chain attached to its left paw, with similar-looking spiked collars around its necks. In addition, Twinbellows has a large bone structure protruding from its back, with funnel-like spouts that shoot flames running along its spine.
“The Gatekeeper of the Underworld fortress. A devil dog with two heads. Its body is wrapped in fire, and spits out bullets of magma energy.”
Twinbellows is the Gatekeeper of the Underworld Fortress, guarding one of the three Sacred Caskets. Twinbellows travels slowly, spewing fireballs at Pit; these fireballs generally pass overhead and Pit's opening to attack is when Twinbellows is gearing up for another shot.
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After fighting off Underworld troops, Pit finally arrives at a large coliseum, where he must take on the Underworld's watchdog, Twinbellows. Once defeated, Twinbellows bursts into light, and its remains are teleported away.
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A fake version of Twinbellows appears as one of the bosses of the chapter, created by Medusa.
In Uprising, Twinbellows will breathe a stream of fire at Pit, which can be avoided by moving to the beast's side. Twinbellows also shoots smaller fireballs at the player, which is more difficult to avoid in this manner, so dodging is best here.
Finally, Twinbellows will lunge, and launch itself at Pit. It will strike with its claws while lunging forward, and as it reaches the wall of the Colosseum, turn around and push itself off the wall to launch itself again. It will do this for a while, but eventually tire itself out and fall over, leaving itself open to any attacks. It seems that attacking either of Twinbellows's two heads will do more damage than normal.
A two-headed dog (hence the name) that guards the Underworld. Medusa unleashes Twinbellows during an assault on a human city, using magic to super-size the bicephalous puppy. But, for Pit, the louder they bark, the harder they fall.
Trophy InformationTwinbellows is a flame-engulfed, demonic, doglike beast unleashed by Medusa during her attack on a human city. Its roar heralds a crimson fire that consumes everything in its path. If you hear both heads roaring, prepare yourself—this beast is definitely drawing near.
- Twinbellows seems to be inspired by Orthrus, the double-headed guard dog owned by Geryon in Greek mythology.
- The "twin" in Twinbellows's name refers to its two heads, while "bellows" likely carries a double-meaning, referring to both its mighty roar and overall fiery design (as a bellows is a device that delivers pressurized air to stoke a fire). The latter of these meanings is represented even further in Uprising by the newly added funnels on Twinbellows's back, which shoot out pressurized bursts of flames.