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Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Nice shot, if I do say so myself! Good riddance, human scum! The world's better off without you!

— Viridi
Viridi

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Affiliation

Forces of Nature Mini Icon Forces of Nature

Appearances

Job

Goddess of Nature
Leader of the Forces of Nature

Viridi (自然王ナチュレ Shizen-ō Nachure, lit. "Nature Monarch Nachure") is the Goddess of Nature and leader of the Forces of Nature. Her goal to wipe out humanity initially puts her at odds with Palutena, though they eventually put aside their differences and work together to face other common threats.

She is voiced by Hynden Walch in the English version of Kid Icarus: Uprising, and by Makiko Ohmoto in the Japanese version.

Characteristics

Physical Appearance

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Concept art of Viridi from Uprising.

Viridi is a young-looking goddess, standing at about 4'7" (139 cm[1]) and resembling an 8-year-old human girl[2] with hazel eyes. She wears a shin-length dress colored in purple, red and pink, and decorated with numerous vines. She also wields a large, wooden staff. Her long blonde hair is also tied up in a ponytail using vines.

Personality

Despite her initially destructive nature, Viridi is not necessarily evil; rather, she desires revenge on the human race for taking advantage of nature. As a result of Pit getting in the way of her plans, she often argues with him in a childish manner while sending her Forces of Nature to attack him.

However, during the Aurum invasion, she begins to have a change of heart, and remains an ally for the rest of the game. Though she claims that she is only helping Pit because it is in her best interest, it is implied in Chapter 16 that she may secretly have a soft spot for the angel.

Appearances

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Viridi deems humans unworthy to exist because they are cruel toward nature, so she sends out a Reset Bomb to wipe out two warring factions that are fighting over a false Wish Seed. As a result of their wars, Viridi wants to target the rest of the human race, thus becoming Pit's enemy as she sends Cragalanche on him when he and Palutena interfere. Later, as the bulk of her army battle Hades's army, Viridi commands her remaining forces to stop Pit from destroying her Reset Bomb Depot. Pit then makes quick work of the Reset Bomb Pod and the guards, causing the Depot to explode and fall apart. A furious Viridi then tells Pit that he's now officially at the top of her "to-kill list."

During the beginning of the Aurum invasion in Mysterious Invaders, Viridi is forced to form a temporary alliance with Palutena and Hades in order to defeat the extraterrestrial beings. Throughout the Aurum arc of the story, Viridi notably begins to soften up, especially towards Pit. In The Aurum Brain after Pyrrhon merges with the Aurum Brain, she attempts to take him down by using her final Reset Bomb, but unfortunately, this has very little effect and the bomb quickly disintegrates. Viridi helps Pit again after his Power of Flight runs out by sending a platform carried by her troops to guide the angel to the sun god. However, Pyrrhon manages to destroy all the Nutskis carrying the platform later on. As Pit battles Aurum Pyrrhon, Viridi comments on how the Aurum are like most living creatures as they too are concerned for their survival, but unlike most living things, the Aurum are too unnatural and destructive. After Pyrrhon is defeated and sends the Aurum Brain to the other end of the galaxy, the nature goddess states that he "finally does something useful."

Viridi also aids Pit in freeing Palutena from the Chaos Kin's control and allowing him to rest at her sanctuary. As Dark Pit makes it through the City of Souls, she learns of Hades's whereabouts and his plan to use "tons of souls" to create monsters on catastrophic scales. As Viridi compares Hades's goal with humans disrupting balance on Earth, Dark Pit reminds her that all gods with their wars are throwing everything off balance. She doesn't accept the truth but Palutena makes things clear that gods and humans are all responsible and only Hades is profiting from their struggles. After Dark Pit restores Pit's wings at the Rewind Spring, she saves the former from falling after Palutena points out that he can't fly anymore, having lost Pandora's powers.

She observes the final battle between Hades and Pit, rooting for him and enabling his Power of Flight after the Great Sacred Treasure was shattered. Once Hades is defeated and no longer poses a threat, she reintroduces the issue she has with the humans, but is forced to drop the subject and let Pit have his happy ending.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U

In the 3DS version of the game, Viridi appears in the background of the Reset Bomb Forest stage.

In the Wii U version of the game, Viridi makes several appearances in Palutena's Guidance, making comments on different fighters alongside Palutena and Pit.

She is also available as a Mii Swordfighter costume for both versions of the game.

Trophy Information

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The goddess of nature, she believes it is her duty to return heaven and earth to their pure states, and so she labels humans as contaminants of nature that should be eliminated. She butts heads with human-protecting Palutena but hates soul-stealing Hades even more.

Idol Description

Viridi

The goddess of nature. Viridi wants to exterminate the humans on the surface world, believing they have corrupted the natural order. Yet she also opposes the destruction and blind harvesting of souls committed by the Underworld Army.

Quotes

  • "Arrgh! Oh, he was supposed to get that fixed!" - When Pit discovers Cragalanche's weak spot during their battle (Chapter 11)
  • "Rise, my children! Politely destroy our guest!" - Telling her forces to attack Pit (Chapter 12)
  • "I wish I had an angel to do my bidding. It's like having an intern." - Replying to Pit's question to Palutena about gods having angels (Chapter 12)
  • "My depot! That's it! You are now OFFICIALLY at the top of my to-kill list." - After the Reset Bomb Depot is destroyed (Chapter 12)
  • "That. Was. Awesome." - When Hades's troops rams a ship into the Aurum Hive (Chapter 16)
  • "'Shhh! Keep your voice down! People are listening! I'm definitely NOT doing this to help you, Pit. - (Chapter 16)
  • "There's nothing to get! Just shut your yapper and get ready to fight!" - When she saves Pit from dying (Chapter 17)
  • "You know that saying that there are no bad questions? Well, there are, and this is one of them! WE ARE NOT THERE YET!" - Replying to Pit (Chapter 19)
  • "Pit, I have some exciting news for the both of us. The Chariot Master is just up ahead, so you can FINALLY STOP ASKING ME IF WE'RE THERE YET!" - Talking to Pit (Chapter 19)
  • "You are the arrow of light that pierces the heart of darkness!" - Directed at Pit (Chapter 20)
  • "Wait! That's a Boom Stomper and some Bumpety Bombs! Those are MY troops too!" - When the Chaos Kin makes copies of her warriors (Chapter 21)
  • "You're out of time. And out of flight. I can't even get you home. I'm sorry, Pit." - If Pit fails to shoot down the Chaos Kin (Chapter 21)
  • "I have a Brain Age of 24." - After Dark Pit tells Hades to "break out the Brain Age" (Chapter 22)
  • "That's it, I'm done here. You two can have your happy ending." - Her last line in Uprising (Chapter 25)

Gallery

Trivia

  • Viridi does not appear to be based off of any one Greek figure. However, her title as the Goddess of Nature may be a reference to the ancient Greek goddess Physis, while her alternate title of "ruler of the earth and all living things" may be a reference to Gaia, goddess of the Earth.
  • Viridi never physically appears in the main story of the game, only appearing twice as a projection in Chapter 11. In fact, she's one of two gods who never make a physical appearance in the story mode, the other being Poseidon in Chapter 7.
  • Viridi's name is based on the Latin word "viridis," which is a root word for the color green. It also means "youthful," a possible reference to her young-looking appearance.
  • Viridi has a tendency to break the fourth wall, such as by instructing Pit to save his progress, telling Pit to not mention the existence of loading screens, stating in Chapter 16 that she didn't warn Pit about the Aurum Hot Spring in the previous chapter because it's Palutena's job and not hers, and denying a connection between their game-universe and Metroid's game-universe.
  • Unlike Medusa and Hades, she seems to care for her minions, as she refers to them as her "children," and in Chapter 18, will teleport them out if they get in the way of Pit's fire rather then just letting them die. She also works with some of them to improve their skills, such as with Cragalanche.
    • The fact that she refers to her minions as children may be a pun on her role as "Mother Nature."
  • According to a random conversion with Pit about Palms, Viridi reveals that the reason she looks so young is because she takes good care of her skin and thinks that a weapon like a Palm is bad for the skin.
    • Despite this, she created a Palm in her own image.
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      Viridi with roses on her crown.

  • In a pre-release screencap of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Viridi's image was shown to have two red roses decorating the front of her vine crown. This detail was later changed in the final version of the game.
  • According to Phosphora, Viridi reads fortunes.

References

  1. http://kidicarus.wikia.com/wiki/File:Kiuheight.png
  2. https://twitter.com/sora_sakurai/status/186441951845949441


Characters in the Kid Icarus series.
Kid Icarus PitPalutenaMedusaHewdrawPandoraTanatosFriendly GodNurseGod of Poverty
Of Myths and Monsters PitPalutenaOrcosDonCrowZeusNurseGod of Poverty
Uprising Palutena's Army

PitPalutenaCenturion (Centurion StrongarmCenturion Knight)


Underworld Army

MedusaHadesPandora (Amazon Pandora) • ThanatosDark Lord GaolHewdraw


Forces of Nature

ViridiPhosphoraArlonCragalanche


Unaffiliated

Dark PitMagnusPyrrhon (Aurum Pyrrhon) • Chariot MasterDyntosPoseidonGirlDogFighter


Other

Chaos KinSpace Pirate Captain

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