European Impossible is a difficulty referred to several times in the Fighters of Lapis series. It is the hardest difficulty possible, locking the Fighter with one life, no retries, and with a stamina meter instead of the normal health bar. In boss modes, the food is halved and in Classic and Adventure items almost never appear.

The difficulty is the only way to get some of the secret characters, with Amazon Pandora being the first one dating back to the original Fighters of Lapis. In Fighters of Lapis 3, Super Sonic, Galacta Knight, Billy, Xenmas, Lilith, Scanty and Kneesocks, and Tabuu all join Amazon Pandora as European Impossible locked characters. In Fighters of Lapis 5, Meduka, Shia, Mighty No. 3 and One-Armed Finn all appear as European Impossible characters.


  • The difficulty is a reference to Metal Gear Solid’s “European Extreme” difficulty.