He is a representation of Pit's repressed negative feelings. Whereas Pit is fiercely loyal to Palutena and the gods, Dark Pit is only loyal to himself and detests working for others. Pandora used the Mirror of Truth to create Dark Pit to fight Pit, but Pit destroyed the mirror as Dark Pit was being created, resulting in Dark Pit being a flawed clone. He then betrays Pandora and steals her powers after Pit defeats her, granting him unlimited flight. Palutena sends Pit to eliminate Dark Pit, but Dark Pit attempts to destroy Pit, convinced that he is the true Pit.