Palutena is the Goddess of Light, rightful ruler of Angel Land and patron deity of and mother figure to Pit. She is kind-hearted and benevolent, as opposed to the cruel and malevolent Medusa. Despite being a divine goddess, Palutena also seems to be somewhat of a damsel-in-distress, as she was kidnapped and held captive by Medusa and needed to be rescued. She never physically aids Pit on the battlefield, but she does use her power attacks to fight him in Chapter 20 while possesed by the Chaos Kin, but recently she has been given a much more active role as a major supporting character and Pit's greatest ally. She is leader of her own army, better known as Palutena's Army.