Written by: Justin Sanchez
He's an evil son of a bitch.
Ah, the Eggplant Wizard. What a dick. Not only does he humiliate Pit by turning his body into a giant eggplant with legs, he forces Pit to seek out a nurse who is, oddly enough, stationed somewhere in the complex maze that is a Kid Icarus dungeon.
Not only that, Pit must often navigate right back to the very room where that purple menace dwells to get to the end of a dungeon, only to get eggplanted all over again. And to be more accurate, it’s actually Eggplant Wizards, as in, more than one.
So when entering one of the rooms where the big lipped bastards rain down vegetable (it’s a vegetable, right?) terror, often they come in pairs. Have fun with that.
For however frustrating they may be, I love them. They are a classic Kid Icarus enemy, and stick out in my mind more than any other creature in the series. They’re somewhat humerous, being an Eggplant Wizard and all, but they’re 100 percent cruel – and honestly, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
If one magic day Nintendo decides to do Pit justice and announces a new Kid Icarus game, Eggplant Wizards absolutely must be included. In fact, I think it’s a damn shame that the character wasn’t playable in Smash Bros. Brawl. Give me full control of an Eggplant Wizard over Lucario any day of the week.