|Hadesu no Haato|
Hades's Heart (ハデスのハートHadesu no haato) is the Underworld god's heart. It is the boss of Chapter 23, Lord of the Underworld in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It has two legs to move, uses its arteries and veins for melee attacks, and what seems like an eye in the center of it's body. However, defeating it doesn't kill Hades, but weakens him by a significant amount, possibly a major contribution to Hades final defeat in The War's End.
Hades's heart is not belonging to a human, but rather to a god. Therefore, special features from a normal heart are expected. This explains why the heart is found and fought in a maze. The battlefield is similar to the original Bomberman. When the heart starts making copies of itself, the gameplay style may remind the user of the Pac-Man series.
When first encountered, it seems quite easy to follow the heart around and attack it. However, after a while or after taking enough damage, it will create a copy of itself. Try to stay away from its copy (which can be told apart from the real one by its yellow aura) because it will eventually explode, sending vertical and horizontal columns of flame; these do not pass through walls. The areas that will be covered by the explosion glow briefly, which can assist players in staying out of the blast range. The heart may also drop mines, but these have a low blast radius and are simple to dodge. The real heart can cause frustration for players. After being dealt a certain amount of damage, it will gain a red aura, speed up for ten seconds and try to run into you; in addition to all this, it is invincible while its aura is active. It's possible to dodge these rams, but the Heart's copies following Pit around make this task harder. An important tip would be to not hit the fake, since this will not help beat the boss. Long-ranged weapons with strong homing abilities (like Bows) are useful since it's possible to shoot over the walls and hit the organ. Clubs are also effective in this battle since they all (except the Atlas Club) have charged shots that can travel through the walls. These methods will make the battle more durable for impatient players. A good idea is to also use the slip shot power as it allows all shots to pass through the wall.
At least this is as close to a "heart" as someone like Hades could have. Clearly not made to pump blood, Hades's Heart moves and acts like it has a mind of its own, wildly running around its enemies and setting traps as it goes.