Pangloss Statues are small bonuses shaped as statues hidden in every Mission in Vanquish. Only about knee-high in size, they are small golden statues of a man in a suit, and four populate each Mission. When shot by Sam, they squeal in a high-pitched voice, turn red and change pose. There is an achievement/trophy known as "The Best of All Possible Worlds" for finding and shooting all of them in every mission.
The choice of name, character, and achievement/trophy title are derived from Voltaire's satirical work, Candide. This is in reference to the character Prof. Francois Candide.
- The sounds the Pangloss Statues make when shot are all Marine lines, sped up and given a higher pitch.