Pit is the main protagonist of the Kid Icarus series. He first appeared in Kid Icarus on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, followed by an appearance in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Gameboy in 1991. Other than several cameos, Pit hadn't appeared again until the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which he was one of the playable characters available at the beginning of the game.
Pit is Palutena's most loyal servant, as well as the captain of her royal bodyguards. He is sometimes referred to as "Kid Icarus" in reference to the English title of the series.At the beginning of the first game, Pit began as a young angel trapped in the Underworld. Palutena, the Goddess of Light, had been imprisoned, so she entrusted Pit with a magical Bow and the duty of gathering the Three Sacred Treasures, defeating the Dark Goddess Medusa and saving Angel Land. Pit must journey through the Underworld, Overworld, Skyworld, and finally, the Palace in the Sky in order to gather the Three Sacred Treasures and free Palutena.
In Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Pit is charged with training for the defense of Angel Land, after Palutena forsees an invasion of demons led by Orcos. The training involves the Three Sacred Treasures, which Pit must unite. However, because of a dire emergency, Palutena had entrusted the Three Sacred Treasures to the fortress guardians. To prevent Orcos's invasion, Pit must once again obtain the Three Sacred Treasures.