I have a head-canon that Pit actually loves books...but he can only make out simple words. He looks mostly for the pictures. He especially loves the little kids books that have the step-by-step pictures on how to fly for younger angels. ^///^
I do find it odd that Uprising says that Pit can't read, yet in Kid Icarus and KI: Of Myths and Monsters he uses pencils, check lists, and maps. XD To me, canon in the first two games trumps canon in Uprising.
Very adorable pic! I'd like to think Pit is a lot smarter than Uprising shows.
What I'm saying is that it makes no sense and clashes with what is established in the original Kid Icarus and Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters. For him to be able to use pencils, check lists, credit cards, and maps, which are items he uses in those games, I think that would imply that he does indeed know how to read and write despite what Uprising says.
Uprising contradicts a lot of what was established in the original games, and for me the canon of the original two games trumps whatever Uprising says.