Great Reaper

Great Reaper
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Official Great Reaper art
First Appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (1986)
Most Recent Appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)
Alignment Underworld Army


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[edit] Kid Icarus: Uprising

At the beginning of Chapter 4, The Reaper's Line of Sight, Palutena sends Pit to the Reaper Fortress to investigate the source of a disturbance that is obscuring the Labyrinth of Deceit. Within the fortress, Pit arrives in a large room with a lone Reaper, which is far more than what it seems. It spots Pit, freaks out, and morphs into the Great Reaper, a towering monstrosity whose abilities far exceed its lesser cousins. Palutena determines that its the source of the disturbance,

The Great Reaper is basically an elderly Reaper who usually roams his fortress, only unleashing his wrath upon intruders like Pit. Its distinct features include bony hand and feet, a flowing tattered cape, and a gigantic scythe that stands taller than the behemoth himself!

[edit] Boss Battle: Great Reaper

[edit] Phase 1:

You start out in an expansive room with the Great Reaper towering over Pit, and begins to walk towards you. There is the ground floor, an upper ring-like level, three jump pads and sets of staircases connecting the two levels. This also means the boss has two separate attack patterns.

When Pit is on the ground, the Great Reaper can get angry and stomp toward you, and sometimes mixes in a jump attack. Both can be avoided by uses the stairs or jump pads before it gets too close to you.

When pit is near the top of the stairs or the upper level, the boss doesn't bother with its stomping attacks and instead lets its scythe do the talking. It can do one of two things; pause for a moment, then swing the scythe horizontally across the ring, requiring a well-placed dodge. Its scythe can also strike vertically, not hitting Pit, but the three shocks waves can! Just sidestep them. The Great Reaper can also shoot lasers out of its eyes that can hit you on both levels and if it hits you he will send multiple Reapettes at you.

[edit] Phase 2:

After dealing heavy damage to the Great Reaper, a weak spot (marked by sparks) appears from its head. The rest of its body will become invulnerable, but a few strong shots to the head will win the day. If you're on the ground, he now does huge jumping stomps that will deal major damage, so head to the top right away. If you're on the upper level, the boss will spin for several rotations, his scythe scraping around the ring, and can hit you several times if you don't drop down.

Offense: You can attack the boss pretty much everywhere, with damage to the head and toes counting as "weak points" for extra damage. Ranged attacks are highly, highly recommended, since on the ground the Great Reaper's feet are usually moving. Switch levels during his attacks so you can attack the boss freely until its attack stops. In phase 2, concentrate on attacking the head, his only vulnerable spot. A long range weapon can hit the head from the ground.

Defense The Great Reaper's attacks hit hard, but most of then can be easily avoided by just switching levels during attacks. If he's stomping or jumping, get to higher ground, and if he's attacking with his scythe, drop down a level. For Phase 2, stay on the upper level and attack until the scythe comes out, then wait on the middle of a staircase and pop back up and continue. When his head rears back, start running to avoid the eye lasers.

[edit] Idol Description

An elder Reaper who has grown enormous feasting on the souls in the Reaper fortress. Despite his mighty stature, the Great Reaper will sometimes use magic to shrink himself and enjoy a relaxing stroll through his execrable death castle.



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