Phosphora From Kid Icarus: Uprising Is A Super Smash Bros. Trophy

By Ishaan . March 21, 2014 . 2:13am

As you may have realized, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai is fond of affectionately trolling his fans on occasion. Tonight was one such occasion.


Sakurai posted the above screenshot on Miiverse, stating: “The most powerful commander of the Forces of Nature, Lightning Flash Phosphora!!”


In an amusing follow-up comment below his original post, he added: “…is a Trophy. The detail in her scarf is amazing.”



Phosphora is a character from Kid Icarus: Uprising and serves as one of the bosses in the game.

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  • anthony apduhan

    They still didn’t announce some returning veterans(Yoshi) and a new character after Mac… I’m worried about the roster hope there’s a direct soon…

    • TempestTwin

      Whats to be worried about? Obviously Yoshi will return. I’m just hoping this time round baby mario will be on his back and fight along side him.

    • Yoshi’s far more popular in Japan than he is in the west, so they’re probably saving him for when Yoshi’s New Island is released over there.

      • I didn’t know that. Has Nintendo ever talked about why? Is it just the games or the character too? (I feel like it’s the cute and quirky factor of both.)

        • Yup! It probably is the cute and quirky factor. Cute androgynous dinosaur thing that lays/shoots eggs.

          • It’s definitely the cuteness and weirdness that appeals to me, so I totally get it. x’D

  • Is it sad that after playing Kid Icarus, I have no idea who this is?

    I remember many of the characters from the game, but this one is a blank.

    Guess that means it’s time to play it again.

    • Akemi Homura

      There were so many memorable characters that, even though I wan’t to blame you for forgetting, I can’t.

      You’re right though, it’s time to play it again. I have fond memories of Phosphora’s chapter. Especially dat theme.

      • Internet is Crash

        You would forget every other character once you saw Pandora’s other form

  • Akemi Homura

    I was hoping she’d be an assist trophy, after seeing how much her model was touched up, but we can’t all get everything we want ):

    Oh well, still happy to see KI: U getting some more love.

  • TempestTwin

    Pretty lame how Nintendo have characters like this up their sleeve and they choose not to put them in. The game needs more female characters too.

    • Gojira Twit

      Five females confirmed is already more than Brawl had.

      • TempestTwin

        5 females still isn’t enough imo. I’m hoping for a number somewhere around 7 – 9 at the very least.

      • Misty Dawson

        that’s still only two new to an already small roster of females. there are so many good choices out there that arent being utilized and so many males that are. it just sucks. i like having options and i enjoy being female characters for relatibility. if that’s even a word..

        • miju

          So you only play characters you relate to? There’s not really much of a difference playing a male or female in a game like this. It’s not like it’s a dating sim.

          • Misty Dawson

            yeah, i do. should i not? i do it in every fighting game or any form of rpg. i always main a female. in the event i cant, i do deal with it, but there is always a girl in my party or team. always. if i have to main a guy, then so be it, but always have a girl. its nice to associate with something familiar, even if its something as basic as anatomy.

          • miju

            That’s just a perspective I haven’t thought of. I just play as girls to look at them, not because I am one. If I end up relating to a character, it’d be because they’d be relatable in thought or personality, not because of their gender.

    • Guest

      Agreed! Add Mach Rider!!!

    • Suicunesol

      She’s not a prominent character, even in her own game. Don’t go asking why she’s not in the game just because she’s a hot chick. Besides, there are other hot chicks who deserve to be in the roster way more than this obscure character. I can think of a whooole bunch.

      • TempestTwin

        I know she isn’t really a main character in kid Icarus, but when it comes down to it when I think of creative characters that Nintendo have to offer Kid Icarus always comes to mind. Magnus for example would be a good edition.

        To me these types of characters are more important in comparison to characters such as ROB and mr game and watch because they have a personality behind them, where the characters I listed are as bland as they come and are only added into the smash bros series to pay some sought of respect to Nintendo’s roots.

        I agree, there are a lot more female characters to be added such as krystal, Palutena and many more.

    • Even though I agree the game does need more female characters and I want to see more, I want to see ones that are “more relevant” or are main characters and could have a chance for their series to see some new love (reboot, sequel or whatever).

  • Freud_Hater

    That’s kinda cool, but you know what would be even cooler? Kid Icarus Uprising sequel! =D

    • Brimfyre

      But…but… he said he put so much comment in the first he has no need to make a sequel….

      • Jeffrey Thrash

        That doesn’t necessarily stop us from wanting a sequel. Uprising was just that good, in my opinion.

    • David García Abril

      Give him time, man.

      Give him time.

      • Raltrios

        But Project Sora disbanded right after finishing the game. Sakurai may still be around and kicking, but the company that made the game no longer exists.

  • Lumina

    Kiryuin Ragyo

    • Freud_Hater

      Ain’t got no rainbow in her hair, sadly. Also, Phosphora’s not a psycho :P

    • gulabjamal

      SHIT!!!!!!! I swear to god I was thinking the exact same thing. The second I saw the article I’m like “Ooooh gotta post Ragyo-sama” and then as I scrolled to the comments I’m like “wait, that’s just a title. What’s her full name? Oooh gotta post Kiryuin Ragyo for full effect” and what the hell do I see? Exactly That.
      Well done dammit. Well done

    • shafiq95

      *Cue Blumenkranz…

    • fairysun

      Does anyone call?

      • This lady is the epitome of crazy in the recent episode. She’s as twisted and sinister as she comes, especially towards certain main characters…

    • Ric Vazquez

      LOL, that made my day.

  • DeadLineDance

    Damn you, Sakurai! You put a hot lightning chick in the game, and she’s not even an assist trophy?!

  • Shadowman

    Can we have Lady Palutena as a playable character?

    • Brimfyre

      I want a Lady Palutena game in the style of ActRaiser.

    • AuraGuyChris

      …as a Trophy.

      • Ric Vazquez


    • s07195

      Wjatever happened to that leak from before, btw?

      • Shadowman

        No clue, maybe something will come up later on

  • leingod

    Dunno who she is, but she’d make an amazing playable character, just going from her design.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, oh Sakurai. I think he and Ono should get together and have a troll-off. One wonders who would walk away alive from that dreadful conflict…

    • To be honest? I fel it’d be Sakurai, because I notice other devs citing how mischievous he is. And it seems to be in his nature. He’s like the Loki of gaming?

  • XypherCode

    This really makes me want to re-play the game. :)

  • Guest

    That’s one a helluva cool trophy!

    I want more like this, if there are redesigned trophies I’d like new ones of Kyle Hyde and Ashley Mizuki Robbins. Here I’m hoping :)

  • Jettythesunfish


    I…I thought she’d be an Assist Trophy….blast it.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Sakurai: The most powerful commander of the Forces of Nature, Lightning Flash Phosphora!!

    Me: Yay!

    Sakurai: …is a Trophy.

    Me: Boo!

    Seriously, I bet a lot of people felt like this.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      I didn’t because I didn’t see a stage

      • AuraGuyChris

        Well, a stage is probably the least common thought unlike an Assist Trophy, so…

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          That why everyone thought
          Skull Kid, Ashely and Waluigi was in because of the stages.

  • J_Joestar

    not even an assist trophy?
    Well i recall there was a screen before with Viridi in the background, hope she is at least a stage hazard then alongside the other Forces of Nature Commanders

  • Ace Esper

    I was about to have a field day if she was playable! Now I’m sad.

  • Raltrios

    It’s been two years since that amazing game came out…perhaps I should play with the community a bit today.

  • That just makes me want a Kid Icarus Wii U title…that hopefully plays nothing like Uprising.

  • Eder García

    “The most powerful commander of the Forces of Nature, Lightning Flash Phosphora!!”

    “…is a Trophy. The detail in her scarf is amazing.”

    Me: (looking at the sky with angry face) SAKURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIII!!!!

  • Ben Sylvia

    Suspiscious that she’s from a handheld game yet has a trophy in the console version. I know Kid Icarus is kinda tapped for characters from console games, but I hope she really IS an assist and this is Sakurai double trolling.

  • Morningstar

    Soon we shall expect Chrom, Lucina, Medli, Roll, Proto Man, Amy, Knuckles, Shadow and Tails

    …as Trophies

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Chrom is going to be a fighter, It would be dumb if Ike returns

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste


      • AuraGuyChris

        …as a trophy.

        • Linhua

          … lol… you’re having fun with this, aren’t you.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      He not gonna add anymore Sonic characters so they are going to be anyway

    • Ric Vazquez


  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Thats……Thats a let down :/

  • hazelnut1112

    At least this cutie is mentioned in the game. Hopefully the other hot character Pandora (Young) will be making an appearance as well.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    That’s some dame fine trolling there Sakurai, damn fine. *smokes pipe*

  • Robgoro

    So glad to see Uprising get some love!

    • AuraGuyChris

      …as a trophy.

      • miju

        Good enough for me.

      • Linhua

        … okay now I’M enjoying this. XD

        … I feel this should be some kind of Meme.

        • Ric Vazquez

          Good idea

        • Vash bane

          lol and it begins

  • TruSpindash

    “When Phosphora joins the battle, Alfonzo is in charge of the trophy. Alfonzo: leave it to me!”

    • The meme is dead.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Naaah, he just used it incorrectly.

        • That’s how memes die. This is, like, Internet 101.

  • April Fools is in two weeks! Place your bets!

  • SlickRoach

    Seriously Sakurai? The trolling isn’t even funny anymore. When you don’t see it coming it can be funny but every single time…

  • Kayriss Wins

    Damn, I was really hoping for her to be playable, you’d think with the recent release of Uprising and all it’s new characters they’d include atleast one. Palutena and Magnus are the only likely candidates now cuz I doubt Viridi would make it in since she’s part of one of the stage’s background hazards and Dark pit will just be color palette.

    • RablaAndrews


      • Kayriss Wins

        Oh yeah Hades AND Medusa could still be likely candidates… looks like there IS still hope for more Kid Icarus characters to show up :D

  • Serge
    • …as a trophy, right?

    • Ric Vazquez


  • MaskedHero99

    She is beautiful .
    Im holding in my true fellings I gotta play that game

  • Vash bane

    interesting looking character for me this isn’t trolling because I have the slightest idea who she is and what she was from. oddly I do know who kid Icarus is o.O

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