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First Appearance: Kid Icarus (1986)
Latest Appearance:

Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)

Affiliation(s): Underworld Army
Enemy Type: Grounded

Erinus (エリヌス Erinusu) is a reoccurring cloaked, one-eyed monster in the Kid Icarus series.


Kid Icarus

Erinuses are monsters encountered in the Palace in the Sky. An Erinus will continue to attack Pit even after being blasted apart by his Arrow of Light by having the remaining parts dash at the angel. It is tenacious enough to keep re-appearing until shot to pieces.

Manual Description

The God of Revenge in Greek legend. It will not forgive those who have entered the Palace in the Sky. It is said that no one has seen it and lived to tell the tale.

Hit Points Damage Hearts Score (Experience)
1 (body, and each part) 1 (physical), 4 (fireball) 1 (parts only) 500 (body, and each part)

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Official artwork from Kid Icarus.

Erinus appears in Medusa's Final Battle and a few rare other places. Unlike its previous appearance, it can only split into two parts when defeated—its upper body and its legs. Humorously, it is revealed that the Erinus wears blue-striped boxer shorts underneath its robes when it splits apart. Before it splits, the Erinus attacks by firing energy balls at Pit; afterwards, the upper body will try to ram into Pit at high speed while the legs try to kick him. If the upper body is destroyed before the legs, the legs will become permanently confused and can be defeated easily. They were referred to as as being gods in the original Kid Icarus game, although it seems that no longer is the case.

Idol Description

An Erinus is an Underworld foe that prefers to attack in great numbers, though even when seeming to fight isn't. Its top and bottom halves can separate and fight independently, making it a diabolical duo!


  • The Erinyes were commonly called the Furies in Greek mythology, creatures of vengeance borne from blood that actually crossed many cultural boundaries, even showing up in the Inferno. They are often depicted as winged women.

Classic Kid Icarus series enemies and bosses
Kid Icarus CollinCommylooseDaphneEelEyeEggplant WizardErinusGanewmedeGirinHewdrawHolerKeepahKeronKobilKomaytoMcGooMedusaMickMinosMoilaMonoeyeMonolithNettlerOctosPandoraPlutonPluton FlyReaperRokmanShemumShulmSnowmanSpecknoseSyrenTamamboTanatosTotemTrosTwinbellowsUranosZuree
Of Myths and Monsters BatBig ToeBusy BeeCyclops HopperCyclops SkullEggplant WizardFire SerpentFireballFuzz BallGlobeGruffGubbleKing KrabKomaytoLunusMercMinotaurMonolithOctusOrcosPuttPythagorasReaperShadow MaskSkullwingSlimeSnakeSpitball BlobSpunkySticky TalonStone GolemTotemWormser

Kid Icarus: Uprising enemies and bosses
Underworld Army ArminBelunkaBlusterBoogityBrawny ClawsBumbledropClubberskullCollinCommylooseCoralCrawlerDaphneDark Lord GaolEggplant WizardErinusFire WyrmFort OinkFrozumGanewmedeGirinGloomerangGreat ReaperGuttlerGyrazerHadesHades's HeartHandoraHewdrawIgniotKeronKomaytoLeoxMagmooMedusaMega MusselMerenguyMikMinosMonoeyeMonolithMonomiknoseNettlerOctosOrnePandoraParamushPetribomberPhilsPlutonPorcuspineReaperRemoblamShelboShemumShildeenShootflyShripShulmSinistewSkuttlerSnongSnowmanSpecknoseSplinStackjawSyrenTempura WizardThanatosTortolunkTrailtailTwinbellowsUnderworld GatekeeperVakloomWave AnglerZik & ZakZureeZurret
Forces of Nature ArlonBadootBladerBoom StomperBumpety BombCacawCaptain FlareClobblerCragalancheDibble DopFlageForces of Nature GuardHugwormJitterthugLethiniumLunar Sanctum Control CenterLurchthornMahvaMeebaMegontaMudroneNutskiParashooterPew PewPipPhosphoraReset BombReset Bomb PodSkreetleToxiecapTrynamiteUrgleZert
Aurum Aurum BrainAurum CoreAurum CloneAurum GeneratorAurum PyrrhonBagloBiotaBlitClaxisDohzJyokKolmaNukleenPlixoQuoilRezdaRozSioTaklaxTribyteXonemeZaurumZrink
Palutena's Army CenturionCenturion KnightCenturion StrongarmJuggernautPalutenaPit's Body
Chaos Kin Chaos KinShadow Pit
Other Enemies Chariot MasterDark PitGreat Sacred TreasureMagnusMimicutiePhoenixPseudo-PalutenaSoufleeSoul-Eating MonsterSpace KrakenSpace PiratesTreasurefish