History Manga / SaintSeiya

10th Jun '17 10:49:19 AM rafi
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Steel Saints. A common joke/explanation among fans is that they must have missed the plane for the Sanctuary or took the wrong one.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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The Steel Saints.Saints in the anime. A common joke/explanation among fans is that they must have missed the plane for the Sanctuary or took the wrong one.
10th Jun '17 8:30:57 AM Everblaster
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* MerchandiseDriven: The Steel Saints were inserted in the anime at the request of Bandai to sell action figures about them. The redesign of the first version of the Bronze Saints Cloths (compared to those found in the manga) are also due to Bandai's request, one could argue it was for the better.

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* MerchandiseDriven: The Steel Saints were inserted in the anime at the request of Bandai to sell action figures about them. The redesign of the first version of the Bronze Saints Cloths (compared to those found in the manga) are also due to Bandai's request, one could argue it was for the better.better because the early Cloths in the manga were surprisingly bulky, standardized and squareish, which the anime made more unique and streamlined.
10th Jun '17 8:27:01 AM Everblaster
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** [[spoiler:It's probable that Mr. Kido was a frequent sperm donor, and arranged for the women to be impregnated with the kids at ''just'' the right time.]] Contrived? Yeah, but at least it makes a semblance of sense.

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** [[spoiler:It's probable that Mr. Kido was a frequent sperm donor, and arranged for the women to be impregnated with the kids at ''just'' the right time.]] Contrived? Yeah, but at least it makes a semblance of sense.sense... at least way more than the guy, who was already old, marathonically porking for a year and a half ''at least''.
10th Jun '17 8:20:34 AM Everblaster
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* {{Irony}}: Saori Kido, only living relative of the late Mitsumasa Kido, carrier of his legacy as head of the Kido Foundation, is ''not'' related to him in any way whatsoever. As a matter of fact, all the orphaned dudes in armor that follow her around are more related to him than she is (as they're all his illegitimate sons), and ''they don't even have the guy's last name or any last name to begin with''. If one were to go by strict familial relations, the Saints of Athena are her step-uncles.
10th Jun '17 8:09:06 AM Everblaster
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* BestHerToBedHer: Variation: each and every Greek female saint had to use a mask and never let any man see her face. If one ever did she only had two options: a) Kill him or b) Love him. This only applies to Athena's Saints, though: Mermaid Tethys, Poseidon's messenger, was excepted. (Some fans joke that the true reason was that Athena couldn't stand not being the hottest chick in the whole place.)

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* BestHerToBedHer: Variation: each and every Greek female saint had of Athena has to use a mask and never let any man see her face. If one ever did she only had two options: a) Kill him or b) Love him. This only applies to Athena's Saints, though: Mermaid Tethys, Poseidon's messenger, was excepted. (Some fans joke that the true reason was that Athena couldn't stand not being the hottest chick in the whole place.)) The masks serve two purposes: to make the female Saint be seen as a warrior regardless of gender, and to avoid identification. It so happens that the female Saints shown in the series are ''[[BeautyIsNeverTarnished markedly beautiful girls]]'', which is a point against ''kicking people's asses'' without reservation from both parties in the battles.
10th Jun '17 7:59:48 AM Everblaster
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* BlessedWithSuck: The Saints and their foes are both so fast and strong that, unprotected, they would turn to dust even by their own attacks, hence their armors (cloths, surplices, etc). The armors protect them from both attacks by foe and from their own power. The cloths themselves are living things, which means that with enough damage ''these can be effectively killed too'', necessitating the craft of a master armorer like Aries Mu to both revive and revamp them.



* CavalryOfTheDead: In "Hades Arc", Hades brings back to life fallen Gold Saints of Athena, granting them 12 hours to bring him her head. If they do so, he may bring them back to life for real. [[spoiler: It turns out that they remained loyal to their Goddess nonetheless and only accepted Hades' deal to warn her about the upcoming Holy War while killing some members of Hades' army in the process. Once the 12 hours delay expired, they disappeared to return to the Underworld (where they join again to fire a super CombinedEnergyAttack).]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Steel Saints. A common joke/explanation among fans is that they must have missed the plane for the Sanctuary or took the wrong one.
** Phaeton and Spartan from the anime. Giggars is usually believed to be one as well, but he's seen struck down by Ikki in the Flame Saint chapter, and gives off the impression he's as good as dead.
** Asterion in the manga. Later remembered in the Kanzenban, in which his grave can be seen in one pannel.
** Chameleon June is specially odd, as she appears once, is left on the care of Tatsumi and is never seen or heard off again in neither adaptation.



* CavalryOfTheDead: In "Hades Arc", Hades brings back to life fallen Gold Saints of Athena, granting them 12 hours to bring him her head. If they do so, he may bring them back to life for real. [[spoiler: It turns out that they remained loyal to their Goddess nonetheless and only accepted Hades' deal to warn her about the upcoming Holy War while killing some members of Hades' army in the process. Once the 12 hours delay expired, they disappeared to return to the Underworld (where they join again to fire a super CombinedEnergyAttack).]]



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Steel Saints. A common joke/explanation among fans is that they must have missed the plane for the Sanctuary or took the wrong one.
** Phaeton and Spartan from the anime. Giggars is usually believed to be one as well, but he's seen struck down by Ikki in the Flame Saint chapter, and gives off the impression he's as good as dead.
** Asterion in the manga. Later remembered in the Kanzenban, in which his grave can be seen in one pannel.
** Chameleon June is specially odd, as she appears once, is left on the care of Tatsumi and is never seen or heard off again in neither adaptation.



* TheDeterminator: All five of the main Bronze Saints, to varying degrees.

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* TheDeterminator: All five of the main Bronze Saints, to varying degrees. They are the main players and survivors of multiple Holy Wars and a conflict that amounted to a civil war (the conflict with the Sanctuary that culminated in the battles against the 12 Gold Saints).
10th Jun '17 4:04:39 AM rafi
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* ParrotExposition: Saint Seiya did this a lot One particular example the fandom absolutely adores:
--->'''Saga''': I've received a report saying that the Silver Saints have been shamefully defeated by five Bronze Saints.\\
'''Milo:''' What!? The Silver Saints have been defeated by only five Bronze Saints!?\\
'''Saga:''' Yes. Only five Bronze Saints.\\
'''Milo:''' There must be a mistake here. I never heard about a Silver Saint being defeated by a Bronze Saint.
3rd Jun '17 10:24:57 AM rafi
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* SchematizedProp: Each volume of the manga illustrates how each Cloth transforms to and from a statue representing the Saint's respective constellation. Many of these are implausible, mind you (parts have a habit of being ''way'' out of scale), but seeing how most of these designs are for one-shot villains, it's a surprising amount of detail.
3rd Jun '17 9:40:35 AM Piterpicher
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** The English dub received a new theme song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxrsEAIMT4 "I Ran"]] by Music/BowlingForSoup (well, covering AFlockOfSeagulls, but yeah).

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** The English dub received a new theme song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxrsEAIMT4 "I Ran"]] by Music/BowlingForSoup (well, covering AFlockOfSeagulls, Music/AFlockOfSeagulls, but yeah).
1st Jun '17 5:52:18 AM rafi
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* GoldenSuperMode: When Bronze Saints get upgraded Cloths through the blood of Gold Saints. Then this trope is in full effect as their regular armors take a golden shade to highlight their full power.
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