Reaper

Reaper
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Official Reaper & Reapette artwork
First Appearance Kid Icarus (1986)
Most Recent Appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)
Alignment Underworld
An 8-bit Reaper
Reapers are infamous enemies that have appeared in all three of the Kid Icarus games. Their allegiance lies with the Medusa and her Underworld Army. Reapers set off an alarm when they notice an intruder, summoning their servants, the Reapettes. They are created to appear similar to Death, a fictional figure in real life.

[edit] Kid Icarus: Uprising

Reapers are first introduced in chapter four of Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS. When they first notice Pit, the music changes into their 8-bit theme from Kid Icarus, and they chase him down in a comical manner. However, they often trap him in a corner, quickly killing him with no trouble. Reapers later in the level will summon their Reapettes to attack Pit and try to defeat him. Palutena informs the player long before they meet a Reaper that they are not enemies to mess around with, and that he should be careful.

There are many Reapers in the Reaper Fortress, that Pit jokes about being on Reaper Boulevard. As Pit flies into the fortress, the monsters immediately take notice and begin sending out their Reapettes to stop him in his tracks. Eventually, he reaches the fortress, where, after he advances to the end, he finds the Great Reaper, a normal Reaper that grows quite a bit and serves as the boss of the level. When Pit defeats the Reaper, the way to Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit is revealed to Palutena.

[edit] In Combat

Whenever a Reaper notices intruders, it sends out an army of Reapettes - small, floating Reapers without legs - to stop them. However, they are easily defeated with a few ranged shots. Melee shots are not often recommended unless a large weapon, such as an Arm is used, considering that they come in groups. Dashed ranged shots are the best way to clear out Reapettes.

Instead of sticking solely to the Reapettes, some will just attack you. The first Reaper that is encountered in the land battle of chapter four is in a narrow corridor, so it just comes swinging its scythe at you. One in chapter nine takes the option to use both, and does. It summons Reapettes and attacks Pit with his scythe, causing quite a bit of trouble. Due to the Reapers being rather strong enemies, it takes a little while to defeat them. However, it can be done with strong weapons and strong shots.



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