Universe: Kid Icarus
Debut: Kid Icarus (1985)
Medusa was once a ruler in Skyworld but was casted down to her tyrannical reign and usurpation of power. In anger, she retaliated against Pit, Palutena, and Skyworld. However, she was just a pawn of Hades, ruler of the underworld, as revealed in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Galactic Usurper Story Mode
Medusa has several devastating attacks such as firing projectiles and using poison to damage opponents. She first begins to fire homing and non-homing projectiles from herself. The homing attacks do low to medium damage while the non-homing does medium damage. They always have hit stun on them. Medusa than starts firing lasers that strike the ground and will continue towards the opponents. It is the most strongest at the last few seconds if the attack. Once hit, it will trap the opponent in the laser and do 2% Dark damage. She will then raise her hand and emit a poisonous cloud that comes from the mouth on her hand. When it touches an opponent, it does 5% damage with every hit. It lasts for 8 seconds. She repeats thus several times, alternating between attacks. Occasionally, she will teleport when being hit continuously.
When she is below half in health, she will transform into her monstrous form and start attack with claw swipes and charging attacks. These have high damage and knock back. Shortly after transforming, she will detach her head in which it will start floating around the screen. It will attack with fast eye beams. The body will also emit poisonous clouds to hinder opponents.
The problem is that attacking the head or body does insure you damage Medusa. When either the body or head is flashing green, they are able to be attacked. However, when they stop, they are invincible to damage. Thankfully, the body or head will be flashing the entire time. After being defeated, Medusa will collapse and fade into dark, black flames.
Sadly, Medusa never transforms into her Monster form. However, she attacks with her techniques from the story mode and teleports around the room.
When she is summoned by Pit or Palutena, she says: hahaha. To think you will need my aid against these worms. Very well!”. If she is summoned against Pit or Palutena, she says: “Finally, my time for revenge is nigh! Prepare yourself,[name]!”
When she is finished, she sighs and disappears in a flurry of snakes.
Medusa is one of those characters I HIGHLY considered from my roster. However, two additional character from
a non-major series, to me, was a bit too much. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Medusa playable though in SSB4.