This trope page covers the tropes for the five main characters and the secondary Bronze Saints. for the rest of the index, refer to [[Characters/SaintSeiya here]].


[[folder: Pegasus Seiya]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/ToruFuruya (1986-2004 JP, although [[RoleReprisal reprised]] in [[Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega Omega]]), Creator/MasakazuMorita (2005-Present JP), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN), Eric Legrand (FR), Creator/JesusBarrero and Creator/IrwinDaayan (Latin American Spanish), Carlos Lladó (Spain), Ivo De Palma (ITA), Jefferson Utanes (Tagalog), Hermes Baroli (BR), Rogério Jacques (PT)

* ActionSurvivor: Considering the amount of danger he goes through in his mission to protect Athena, he qualifies by default.
* BodyguardCrush: Seiya is honor-bound to protect Saori, who's the reincarnation of Athena. He quickly develops feelings for her, and she seems to like him back too, but their relationship barely evolves at all until the Tenkai-Hen movie.
* BrownEyes
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Pegasus Ryusei Ken''' (Pegasus Meteor Fist): [[RapidFireFisticuffs Fires several punches]] in the form of meteors. According to Aiolia in the twelve houses saga, the attack can unleash about 100 punches per second. Some hard fought battles, intense training and the awakening of his seventh sense later, Seiya has perfected this technique until it can match the attacks of even gold saints.
** '''Pegasus Suisei Ken''' (Pegasus Comet Fist): He focuses his punches into one single point to create a comet.
** '''Pegasus Rolling Crush''': Lifts his opponent into the air and [[SpinningPiledriver slams their head into the ground.]]
* TheChampion: For Saori.
* CharacterTitle: The one and only.
* ChickMagnet: Several girls are interested in him: his childhood friend Miho, former enemy Shaina (after he broke her mask) and possibly [[BodyguardCrush Saori]].
* ConvenientComa: In ''Next Dimension'' he is in coma due to a {{Curse}} with [[ArtifactOfDoom Hades' Sword slowly killing him]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Averted for the most part. While outside of the battlefield he tends to act like one, during battle he shows various levels of competence, especially his constant use of IndyPloy.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Has both brown hair and eyes.
* {{Determinator}}: Seiya is one of the finest examples of this trope, if not the epitome of it. He gets hit on the head in nearly every fight he gets into; he's taken punches thrown at light-speed with his face; he was once stomped so far into the Earth that it might as well have been a burial; and oh, he gets knocked off a cliff once every arc/movie. And he still manages to stand up tall at the end of each and every encounter. [[spoiler: Somewhat subverted in the conclusion of the Hades arc, where he gets stabbed in the heart with a sword by the hands of Hades himself, and the blow was laced with a curse that made him comatose. But he returned as Sagittarius Seiya]].
* DubNameChange: Simply "Pegasus" in Italy.
** And "Seiyar" in France. Why a translator would simply add an extra r rather than outright changing the name is an eternal mystery.
** The name "Seiya" is rather feminine sounding in french.
* AFriendInNeed: He has several.
** With Shun, he broke Shun's chain and allowed himself to fall in order for Shun to defend himself.
** He went to Siberia to help Hyoga against Master Crystal (Anime Only).
** He brought back the magic water to heal Shiryu's eyes (Anime Only).
** Went back for Saori when she was being attacked by Silver Saints.
* FriendToAllChildren: He hangs out with three orphan kids of the nearby OrphanageOfLove at the start, and often drops by the orphanage itself to play with all the kids there.
* TheHero: The main of the series.
* HeroicResolve: Seiya is the undisputed king of this trope. During the Sanctuary Arc, Saga uses his most powerful move, which renders all your five senses useless. The fact he knows both his friends and Athena herself, Saori will die if he fails gives him the strength to reach a Crowning Moment of Awesome. And that's just one of many moments like this.
* HotBlooded: Seiya is stubborn, headstrong, impulsive and very similar to a classic Japanese teenager. He is less intuitive, compared to his companions, but for luck or strength of his character, he is always the last to surrender, and it's always up to him to defeat the ultimate enemy of each series.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Seiya is one of the most iconic hot-blooded characters in anime, and has the bushiest ones. So bushy, they poke from out of his tiara-helmet!
* IndyPloy: One of his specialties in battle.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Moreso in the beginning where he shows some resentment for the Kido family and fights only to find his sister.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: AvertedTrope. Seiya insists in using the same technique (Pegasus Ryusei Ken!!) over and over. Initially it doesn't even hit, but then Seiya starts doing it ''faster''...
* LetsGetDangerous: He tends to abuse this. '''A''' '''LOT'''.
* LimitedWardrobe: Get used to the red shirt and jean combination.
* ManlyTears: The guy often cries for either his friends or his rivals.
* NotAMorningPerson: Lampshaded by Hyoga while he and the others were waiting for Shun by the airplane.
* {{Pegasus}}: His guiding constellation and Cloth.
* ProtagonistTitle: He is the Saint in the title.
* PummelDuel: With Aioria that has a similar attack.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Former main picture of this trope. He use a SpamAttack as his signature secret move, launching thousands of ultra-fast hits per second.
* RedIsHeroic: He wears a red shirt and he ALWAYS wears red clothes under his armor.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Shiryu.
* RetCon: Instead of outright dying at the end of the Hades' arc, Seiya is simply in a coma and instead will die in three days due to a curse.
* StockShonenHero
* TakeAThirdOption: His SuicidalGotcha versus [[spoiler: Shaina and Jamian]].
* UndyingLoyalty: In time, he earns a reputation as Saori's bravest and most loyal Saint.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Note his moveset under CallingYourAttacks and noted along with RapidFireFisticuffs; he punches people. If that doesn't work, he punches people ''faster and harder.'' The only other thing he's got to mix it up is a piledriver, but ask anyone and the move that comes to mind when it comes to Pegasus Seiya is his punch.
* WouldntHitAGirl: And it causes him ''lots'' of trouble, actually. Just ask Shaina what she thinks of this!

[[folder: Dragon Shiryu]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki (1986-2004 JP), Creator/TakahiroSakurai (2005 JP), Jay Hickman (EN), Marc François (FR), Enrique Hernández (Spain), Ricardo Mendoza and Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish), Marco Balzarotti (ITA), Elcio Sodré (BR), Ely Martin (Tagalog), Nuno Távora (PT)

* AFriendInNeed: In one of the saddest moments of the series [[spoiler: he blinded himself to defeat Perseus Algol and save his friends.]]
** Another memorable example would be Shiryu willing to bath Seiya's Cloth with most of his blood, aware that it would cost his life, in order to repair it. Without his Cloth, Seiya would not have stood a chance to survive the threat he was facing at the time and thus Shiryu was willing to offer his life for a friend in need.
* AProtagonistIsRyu: Except that Shiryu is much calmer and collected than his fellow Bronze Saints. No, it does not stop him from being hot-blooded as all hell.
* AnimalMotifs: Dragon, naturally.
* BarrierWarrior: Was this in the beginning, as he relied a lot on his ''[[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe very]]'' [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe powerful shield.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is very level-headed, kind, and soft-spoken when off-duty...but attack or insult his friends, Saori or Shunrei, and you'll have a ScreamingWarrior punching the living ''Hell'' out of you. [[spoiler: Deathmask]] learnt it the hard way!
* TheBigGuy: His sheer physical strength is the greatest of the Bronze Saints, with the possible exception of Phoenix Ikki. He win numerous battles without his Dragon Cloth!.
* BlindSeer: Shiryu lampshades this trope after he loses his sight. Thanks to this, he is not deceived by Saga's illusion in the Gemini temple when he and Seiya are trapped. He says he sees no obstacle and knows where the exit. Shiryu grabs Seiya and runs off dragging him by force, believed to be beaten Seiya screams as they passed the Gold Saint of Gemini, and finally ended up exiting the Temple of the Twins.
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Rozan Shōryūha''' (Rozan's Rising Dragon Force): His signature [[{{Shoryuken}} uppercut]].
** '''Rozan Ryūhishō''' (Rozan's Dragon Flight): Punches forward as if flying.
** '''Dragon no Ken''' (Dragon's Kick): This is the one he used on Cancer Deathmask (before he stops him with one finger).
** '''Rozan Hyakuryūha''' (Rozan's One Hundred Dragons Force): A hundred dragons made of cosmos come out.
** DangerousForbiddenTechnique: '''Rozan Kōryūha''' (Rozan's Enraged Dragon Force ): A kamikaze attack where Shiryu sends both him and the unlucky soul [[spoiler: Shura]] into outer space thus killing them both [[spoiler: Shiryu survived it afterwards.]]
** '''Excalibur''': A move given by Capricorn Shura that allows him to focus his cosmos into a blade that is capable of cutting anything.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Was much cockier in his first appearances.
* ChinesePeople: Subverted; he's got ''many'' character traits that adhere to this, but he's ethnically Japanese.
* DisabilitySuperpower: More like HandicappedBadass. After blinding himself in the fight against the Perseus saint, he retrains with his master and no longer needs his eyes to fight. Understandable since all saints have a [[PsychicPowers sixth and seventh sense]].
* EyeScream: Plucked his own eyes out to fight against a guy who has a Medusa-inspired shield that almost petrified him, Seiya and Shun. And yeah, before you ask, he ''did'' try closing his eyes and blindfolding himself: neither alternative worked, and he had half his body petrified already.
* FightInTheNude: Not literally, he just tends to voluntarily remove his armor more often than the rest of the cast.
* GeniusBruiser: Quite well-versed in legends and myths, pretty good at {{Indy Ploy}}s, and TheLancer to Seiya's IdiotHero.
* HandicappedBadass: Has been blinded more than once in the series, without losing his status as one of the most capable Bronze Saints.
* HitPoints: His back tattoo works as a life bar; the more faded it looks, the closer to death he is.
* IOweYouMyLife: Seiya saved him from dying in the beginning, so Shiryu has a huge soft spot for him.
* TakingYouWithMe: To Capricorn Shura with a DangerousForbiddenTechnique. A dying Shura accepts his mistakes and saves Shiryu's life.
* TheLancer: To Seiya.
* LimitedWardrobe: Same [[ManInWhite white]] Chinese outfit even if he'll strip out of them five minutes later.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: In a series full of them, his straight, jet black hair stands out pretty well, and he has the longest hair out of the five main Bronze Saints.
* MeaningfulName: Literally meaning "Purple Dragon".
* MrFanservice: When most of his fights accompany him [[ShirtlessScene taking off his shirt]] for no other reason than proving that he can beat his opponent without his Cloth, then he definitely counts.
* NiceGuy: Out of all five main characters, Shiryu is known as the calmest and most collected.
* ObliviousToLove: Dohko had to spell it out for him that the reason that Shunrei doesn't want him in danger is because she loves him, and he ''still'' didn't get it.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Shiryu is a noble, yet cool-headed guy most of the time. Cue his fight with Cancer Deathmask, where [[spoiler: Deathmask senses Shunrei praying for Shiryu and tosses her into the waterfall]], and Shiryu's absolutely ''unbridled'' rage that ensued.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: He's notable for regularly [[HighPressureBlood geysering]] more blood than everyone else in his team ''has'' at least once per arc (the only time it's played fairly realistic is when he tears his own wrists open so Mu can fix up his and Seiya's suits. Shiryu went into a coma, and it's stated that he teetered on the edge of death, but he miraculously came back and was ready to fight again right then and there). There's a reason he's nicknamed the "Blood Saint".
* PowerTattoo: A dragon on his back, which grows fainter when he's near death.
* RapunzelHair: His black hair reaches his ''knees''.
* RedOniBlueOni:
** Blue to Seiya, Ohko and [[spoiler: Young Dhoko]].
** Also possibly Red to Hyoga's blue.
* TakeUpMySword: After [[spoiler: Capricorn Shura]]'s death and defeat, he bestows upon Shiryu the gift of Excalibur. This would make this an almost ''literal'' case of the trope, but in Shiryu's case Excalibur is a technique.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even amongst the legendarily loyal five Bronze Saints, Shiryu stands out as the most loyal and willing to sacrifice himself for his friends. [[spoiler:This willingness to sacrifice is the source of one of the BIGGEST {{Tear Jerker}}s in the series when Shiryu fights Perseus Algol]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: When he takes off his armor.

[[folder: Cygnus Hyoga]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KoichiHashimoto (1986-2004 JP), Hiroaki Miura (2005 JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN), Marc François (FR), Oscar Redondo (Spain), Creator/ReneGarcia and Luis Daniel Ramirez (Latin American Spanish), Mark Aspiras (Tagalog), Francisco Brêtas (BR), António Semedo (PT)

* AnIcePerson: Hyoga is able to control and manipulate ice and snow as he pleases, as he mastered the basis of the technique of the Saints of ice, stopping the atoms of matter by the power of their cosmo.
* AnimalMotifs: Swans.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His eyepatch may look cool, but not only does he lose part of his side vision but depth perception as well. It is not worth wearing considering he has it for symbolic reasons.
* BadassBaritone: Especially in the original Japanese version where he has such a deep voice that is really chilling. Especially when he is curbstomping opponents.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half Japanese, half Russian.
* ADayInTheLimelight: After the Sanctuary arc, he gets a whole adventure to himself titled "Natassia and the Land of Ice".
* DubNameChange: In Italy he's known as "Crystal".
** EyepatchOfPower
* CallingYourAttacks: In the anime, Hyoga says his attacks in English, but some is in Russian in the manga.
** '''Diamond Dust''': His main attack. He sends bursts of cosmos into the air to cool it (and possibly to draw in air moisture) before unleashing a burst of cosmos that will assume the form of a focused hailstorm and freeze his opponent.
** '''Kholodnyj Smerčh''' (Ice Whirl): Manga only, he throws an [[{{Shoryuken}} uppercut]], blasting ice and the target upwards, freezing the opponent. It was his strongest attack prior to learning Aurora Execution and never using it again.
** '''Ice Ring''' (Koĺtso): Hyoga creates an ice ring that surrounds and paralyzes the opponent.
** '''Aurora Thunder Attack''': Anime only, he fires multiple cold blasts at his opponent (Anime variation of manga's Kholodnyj Smerčh.)
** '''Aurora Execution''': The strongest form of Aurora Thunder Attack where the cosmos itself reaches absolute zero and is capable of freezing and killing [[spoiler: the Gold Saint, Aquarius Camus]].
** '''Freezing Coffin''': An ability that will freeze an opponent in an unbreakable block of ice for a hundred years unless the cosmos of the opponent or someone from the outside can match it.
** '''Freezing Fists''': ''Anime only''. A technique where Hyoga would either slide or leap toward his opponent and touch their legs to freeze them in place.[[DangerousForbiddenTechnique This move uses a lot of cosmos and leaves Hyoga open for an attack]].
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Willingly lets Isaac hit his right eye as atonement]].
%%* CryCute
* FatalFlaw: His sentimentality. He holds great respect for his master (whichever version it may be), his friends, and especially his mother, so when any of those things are brought up in battle, he has a tendency to hesitate. It stopped him from defeating Camus and the Crystal Saint the first time, nearly got him killed in the battle when a Mariner disguises himself as Camus, and he lost an eye for it during his battle with Issac [[spoiler: supposedly]]. During the later arcs, he finally gets a better handle on these emotions.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Averted; he's the only bronze who misses his parents... albeit, that's because he's the only who ''knew'' a parent. They're all orphans.
* HumanPopsicle: Aquarius Camus defeats him and literally creates an ice coffin for him so he can preserve Hyoga's body for years until he is ready to fight again. It takes a Golden Cloth's weapons and Shun almost dying to de-frost him and bring him back to the Sanctuary arc.
* GenderBlendername: Crystal? ''Really''?
* GenreSavvy: Though he suffers from GenreBlindness while fighting the Gemini Saint.
* HasAType: At least in the anime, every girl/woman Cygnus Hyoga takes an interest in is blonde and blue-eyed, like his late mother to whom he is very attached.
* HeartbrokenBadass: In the first arc, he practically curbstomps most of the opponents prior to that portion of the story including Silver Saints!. Upon Camus's destruction of Natasha's ship, Hyoga gets a psychological breakdown. Moreso after he killed Camus during the 12 house battles.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He gets on the receiving end of it [[KickTheDog when Camus does it]].
* IOweYouMyLife: Shun used his cosmos to warm up his body in the House of Libra. Hyoga says this pretty much word by word.
* ItsAllMyFault: Blames himself for [[spoiler: Isaac's EyeScream incident and presumable death]].
* KillTheOnesYouLove: ''Three times over''. He kills his master Camus during the Sanctuary arc, his childhood friend Issac in Poseidon, and then his Anime-only master the Crystal Saint when he was brainwashed. This world just never lets up on him.
* LimitedWardrobe: Hyoga really loves his blue shirt, jeans and brown leggings.
* MeaningfulName: In Japanese it means 'glacier'.
* MommyIssues: He still misses his dead mom, very much. He can't exactly be blamed: she actually sacrificed her life for him when he was a child.
* TheSmartGuy: Shiryu's rival in regards to quick thinking.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: When the series began, Hyoga was depictaed as cold and calculating, and he was often seen keeping distance from the other saints. During the battle with Phoenix Ikki, his tender side was revealed, and he slowly began to display his true personality.
* ObfuscatingDisability: His eyepatch. [[spoiler: Issac purposely missed and just caused some skin near it to bleed.]]
* SurferDude: In the DiC dub, and it's ''hilarious''.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: Hyoga and his mother are both Christians, and put their faith in a deity different from the show's established Greek gods.
* WhenHeSmiles: He almost never smiles, but when either happens... boy, it's a sight to behold.
* TheUnfettered: The entire point of Camus' training. To be cool and collected in battle, and to get rid of useless emotions, as Camus puts it. Hyoga somewhat becomes that in the Hades Chapter.

[[folder: Andromeda Shun]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/RyoHorikawa (1986-2004 JP), Yûta Kazuya (2005 JP), Creator/ChrisPatton (EN), Serge Bourrier (FR), Jesús López (Spain), Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis and Alan Prieto (Latin American Spanish), Andrea De Nisco (ITA), Ulisses Bezerra (BR), Isabel Wolmar (episodes 1-73) and Marco Felgueiras (74-114) (PT)

* AdaptationDyeJob: A brunette in the manga, [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green-haired]] in the anime.
** Given a MythologyGag in Hades: Inferno when [[spoiler: Shun became possessed by Hades. In the manga, it goes from Green to black only when Ikki failed to kill him. However in the anime, it immediately changed from Green to brown to show Shun was partially possessed but didn't become black until after Ikki's attempt]].
* AdaptationalWimp: In the anime filler-episode and especially in the non-canon movie where the his only role to be defeated and allow the BigDamnHeroes entrance of his brother.
* AFriendInNeed: He warmed up Hyoga in the infamous House of Libra scene. He also gave up his Silver Star Necklace from his ''mother'' to pay Charon and allow him and Seiya to cross the river.
* AlwaysAccurateAttack: Thunder Wave, as Shun stated, will always find its target and damages something.
* BadassAdorable: Cutest Bronze Saint ''ever''.
* BadassPacifist: Usually he'd make a point of not trying to outright hurt or kill his opponents, until he absolutely needed to. And in this story, most of the time, he absolutely needed to.
* [[BarrierMaiden Barrier Sir]]: Shun's TrainingFromHell and armor are heavily based on the legend of Princess Andromeda from the myths. You can guess what role he's filled more than once during battle... Lampshaded very often when his backstory is explained and everyone wonders if Shun's destiny is to die for others like Andromeda was willing to do. [[spoiler: And he almost does once, for his friend Hyoga]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: "You angered me, Saint. THAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST MISTAKE!" *bloodily kills Dark Andromeda*
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Extremely cute... er, good looking. One of the good guys.
* CallingYourAttacks: Shun uses English for his attacks.
** '''Nebula Chain''': His main attack. Most of the time he just swings his fist and it will strike and wrap around his opponent.
** '''Rolling Defense''': This has two forms. He either spreads his chain with the circle end out in a spiral below his feet. Anything that approaches it will be immediately attacked. The other version is where his circle end goes around him in a large cylinder allowing him to use his triangle end to attack from the top.
** '''Andromeda Thunder Wave''': A seek and destroy version of his Nebula Chain. This move is capable of transending dimensions to find its target.
** '''Nebula Stream''': A technique that doesn't require his chains and the first of his unlimited cosmos attacks(attacks that the longer they are used the more they grow in strength rather than deminish over time). He causes his cosmos to swirl around and paralyze his enemy.
** '''Nebula Storm''': Shun's [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique most powerful attack]]. A deadly version of Nebula Stream where his cosmos swirls and combines into a destructive storm.
** '''Spider Net''': Shun creates a literal spider net to catch things.
** '''Spiral Duct''': Another capture move that wraps around his opponent (a more elaborate form of Nebula Chain).
** '''Casting Net''': The chains weave themselves into a net and capture the opponent.
** '''Boomerang Shot''': The triangle end aims at the opponent, curves around and strikes from behind.
** '''Wild Trap''': The chains weave into a trap on the ground and then surround and clamp the opponent.
** '''Great Capture''': Just like Nebula Chain but wraps around large opponents.
* ChainedToARock: As per his representative myth, how he earned his cloth.
* ChainPain: The Nebula Chains.
** DualWielding: one type of chain on each arm, and Shun can whip them out simultaneously to attack.
** EmpathicWeapon / EvilDetectingDog: It can sense and attack a source of danger long before its wielder does, sometimes against said wielder's intentions.
** EpicFlail: One is tipped with an arrowhead-shaped dart, is meant for offense, and can track down its target to the ends of the cosmos (extending to a length of light years or retracting to a couple of feet as needed.) The other has a sphere (or an ornate ring in later arcs) at its end and is meant for defense.
** VariableLengthChain: Shun IS this trope. It's justified, in that his armor is mystic in nature and the chains are somewhat sentient on their own, but some of his attacks can get downright ridiculous. In the Poseidon arc his fight with Io Scylla has him create a giant web of chains to stop an attack... and still have enough to attack Scylla. When idle, the lengths of the Nebula Chain hang about 1 or 2 feet long from each of his arms. However, he can unspool them to several dozen yards in a defensive ring around himself; by his own words, the chain can extend across the entire galaxy (and across dimensions!) to strike at a foe.
*** Shun did explain during the battle against the [[EvilCounterpart Cerberus Saint]] that the length and power of the chains is directly proportional to the amount of cosmos the user possesses. Moreover, if we take into account the flashback in which his teacher lectures him and his fellow trainees about how a Saint's cosmos is limitless...well, [[MoreThanInfinite you get the idea]].
* TheChick: Strictly speaking, not him but his ''cloth'' is the only one that's named after a human female. That being said he's kinda effeminate, has a more merciful personality, and wears pink armor.
* ChickMagnet: This cute boy, in his introduction, had so ''many'' screaming fangirls that Jabu couldn't help lampshading the trope all over.
* CompressedHair: Inverted. While Shun's normal hair length barely goes below his shoulder line, wearing his helmet causes it to basically become RapunzelHair.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the anime has both green hair and eyes.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[BlowYouAway Nebula Storm]], which Shun only executes after his personal GodzillaThreshold is crossed. Because of its extreme destructive nature, Shun will only use it as a last resort.
* DeceptiveDisciple: Lampshaded by his Master that he was hiding the fact that his cosmos had fully awakened to avoid hurting his training partners.
* DistressedDude: Though he's not completely incapable of fighting, Ikki routinely bails him out of tough battles. Note this becomes routine ''only in the Anime''.
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Tends to warn his enemies several times before using Nebula Storm and how powerful it can become.
* DontSaySuchStupidThings: From Kanon after Shun [[spoiler: admitted he was tired of fighting and gave up]].
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He gets this a lot. His own older brother fell in love with a girl who was almost identical to Shun ''except for her gender and the color of her hair''. It doesn't help that his (pink) armor, at least in the first story arc, appears to have breasts, or that one of the reasons why Esmeralda became Ikki's MoralityPet was because she looked ''exactly'' like a blonde Shun. Ikki himself told that to her face!
-->'''Esmeralda:''' Ah, Ikki. Sorry...did you think I was your little brother again?\\
'''Ikki:''' ...yes. You two look identical! The only differences are your hair and eye colors.
* FatalFlaw: His kindness and merciful nature. Because he's not completely willing to kill his opponents, they usually get a rebound and attack him while he's got them captured or on their knees. Sometimes helping out his opponent because he needs them backfires as well, since it usually just results in them attacking him. More than one villain and his own teammates have called him out on his actions over the course of the series.
* TheFettered: Shun by virtue of his pacifist ideology would go to the point of nearly becoming a MartyrWithoutaCause on several occasions. However, he twice managed to bring about a MookFaceTurn by sheer conviction and kindness, at other times he did kill when forced to, and at times he had to be bailed out by his older brother for his pacifism. At one point [[spoiler: he held Hades, in DemonicPossession of his body, immobile thanks to the strength of his wish that his body not be used to harm others, allowing his brother a chance to kill Hades]]. Surprisingly, the Aesop managed all outcomes of his behaviour in the series, never outright making him a fool for his ideals.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: With[[spoiler: Pandora when he is possessed by Hades.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: In ''Next Dimension'', he manages to calm down the Leo Saint's ''giant lion.'' One which ''nearly devoured Suikyo!''.
* TheGlovesComeOff: Shun will '''never''' start a fight, but when one is picked against him, he will throw a ''hurricane at you'' if needs be.
* TheHeart
* HeartwarmingOrphan: In his flashback scenes with Ikki.
* HomoeroticSubtext: The infamous Libra Temple scene in the Sanctuary arc, anime-only. Remember when Shun gave his energy to warm Hyouga up and get him back on his feet? The anime makes it look like he was attempting an AlmostKiss.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Manga only.
* IntimateHealing: With [[spoiler: Hyoga]], in the anime.
* IWantToBeARealMan: What Shun tells Seiya before his fight with Aphrodite.
* LimitedWardrobe: It figures that effeminate guy of the group adverts this. Shun's the only one in both the anime and manga to feature a greater variety of shirts, hooded shirts, pants [[spoiler: his evil robes while possessed]]. Although he does enjoy his green shirt and white suspenders.
* MacGyvering: Shun is '''extremely''' resourceful as the wielder of one of the most versatile weapons among the ranks of Saints. His chains can form varied shapes to either attack, defend or confine.
* MartialPacifist: He is arguably one of the strongest characters in the series, although his gentle disposition and kind nature tend to hold him back from using his full power, until he is forced to do so.
* MartyrWithoutACause: Yeah... he'll offer enemies who are {{Anti Villain}}s his life if it brings them closer to a HeelFaceTurn, but it rarely works. Usually leads to Distressed Dude above.
** Let's not forget how [[spoiler: he literally defrosted Hyoga the {{HumanPopsicle}}... and almost kicked it.]]
* MeaningfulName: Means 'an instant' as in how quickly he can change from offense to defense.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler: When possessed by Hades]].
* MoreExpendableThanYou: Despite his peaceful nature he [[spoiler: knocked out Shiryu to allow Ikki to kill him and leave everyone else alone.]]
* NotDrawnToScale: Shun got a whole lot bigger once he's [[spoiler: possessed by Hades.]] Could be blamed on how crappy the animation studio was.
* ReluctantWarrior: After four seasons and at least three movies refuses to give up on the idea of non-violently settling problems, and talking to his enemies in the hopes of reasoning with them. He has the unfortunate tendency to combine this noble character with MartyrWithoutACause and almost giving away his life on a few occasions... but when push comes to shove and the enemy proves they are a monster, he will fight and kill them if need be. To his credit, he's caused at least one HeelFaceTurn among his opponents,[[spoiler: and held back and throttled a body stealing god through sheer love of peace]].
* ShesAManInJapan: In the French dub, they thought Shun was a woman and used a female to dub his voice for the first episode.
* ShipTease: With June, his sparring partner and fellow student.
* ShowerScene: Lord, did the fangirls {{squee}}.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ikki who is [[RatedMforManly rough]], aloof and a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* SilkHidingSteel: Has ''many'' of the personality traits. Such as a peaceful nature hiding his strength or one of his techniques that involves setting a trap and sprining when attacked.
* SubmissiveBadass: He hates to fight but make no mistake. He will fight if you force him to.
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler: Shun accepted Hades' soul so he can be killed with Hades by Athena's saints. Too bad for him, his brother Ikki can't bring himself to do it.]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable / YouMonster: To Lyumnades Casa, for playing with people's feelings and loved ones.
* TrainingFromHell: Geographically speaking. In the manga, Tatsumi states that Andromeda Island is far worse than Death Queen Island to Ikki [[KicktheDog after he took Shun's place]]. Crops and people are capable of living on DQI while Andromeda Island appears lifeless. However Daidalos is a far nicer/saner Master than Guilty.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: A mistake that many tend to make when they first meet him.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Somewhat. The Andromeda Cloth ''was'' tailored to fit women (it even has the mask which is customary for female Saints), but Shun's slender build allows him to wear it seamlessly. And he ''did'' earn it through his training...
* WillfullyWeak: When he [[{{Flashback}} showed his true power to his master]] he managed to break his master's '''SILVER CLOTH'''. And this is took place before the series began.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: During his fight with Pisces Aphrodite he reveals he was holding back for fear of collateral damage, and warns his foe that, without his cloth, now he only has his killing move... And willingness to use it. Aphrodite doesn't listen, and gets killed for it.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has green hair in the anime.
* YouKilledMyFather: Rather, "You Killed My Master", which fuels his anger towards Pisces Aphrodite during his fight with him.

[[folder: Phoenix Ikki]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (1986-2004 JP), Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (2005 JP), Mike Mac Rae (EN), Henry Djanik (FR), Tasio Alonso (Spain), Marcos Patiño and Rafael Pacheco (Latin American Spanish), Tony Fuochi (ITA), Leonardo Camilo (BR), António Semedo (PT)

* TheAce: While Ikki is officially recognized as a Bronze Saint, his base power easily places him well above most Silver Saints, and his reputation as a powerhouse is common knowledge among his peers and fellow Bronze Saints. He could easily be recognized as the strongest Bronze Saint when it comes to raw power.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Same as his brother's hair, but to dark blue.
** His Cloth was all Orange in the Manga, while in the anime it was first whtie and orange, and then all blue.
* AloofAlly: He dislikes teamwork, he comes to battle whenever Athena's Saints need his help, and is often seen coming in the nick of time to save his younger brother and friends from certain death. This tactic has always been exploited to their advantage, since the enemies are caught by surprise upon meeting/fighting him.
* AloofBigBrother: An excellent example of this trope: older brother of Shun and the strongest of all the bronze saints by far. Has elements of an IneffectualLoner in him to boot.
* AntiHero: Type IV --> Type III
* ArcVillain: The first in the manga.
* BackFromTheDead: Ikki is connected to his Cloth and constellation in more ways than one. The Phoenix Cloth has the uncanny ability to reform from atoms if pulverized—an ability that not even Gold Cloths have. Ikki himself can never truly die for good; while he can be killed, the constellation of the Phoenix grants him the power of resurrection.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: His experience from both the orphanage and on Death Queen Island caused him to go out and try to kill all of his friends and his little brother who he swore to protect in the past.
* BerserkButton: Don't harm Shun, lest he'll escort you to hell.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Zigzagged. Ikki's first act upon appearing in the Galactic Wars stadium is to beat the stuffing out of his younger brother, whom he then spends the rest of the arc trying to kill along with his fellow Bronze Saints. Post HeelFaceTurn, he reverts back to the protector-mode he inhabited as a child. Admittedly, he comes to Shun's rescue only a couple of times in the manga, and a few more in the anime, but it all gets [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale cranked up to the max in the movies,]] where the ReluctantWarrior younger brother getting hurt in a fight became a sure-fire way to summon Ikki from his lone wolf brooding cave, screaming bloody murder and mind rape.
* BrokenAce: Ikki is LEAGUES over the other Bronze Saints in fighting ability, and his Phoenix Cloth guarantees that, even if defeated, he comes back stronger and more dangerous every time. However, getting that Cloth was an ordeal that scarred him for life, and even having his friends as support he still has trouble coping with friendship and companionship.
* CallingCard: Leaves one of his phoenix feathers for his brother in ''Next Dimension''.
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Phoenix Illusion Demonic Fist''' (Phoenix/Ho-oh Genma-Ken): His signature attack. The attack itself is about the size of a pin tip that attacks the mind, brings out one's deepest fears and will either leave the victim in a mental mess or kill them.
** '''Ascension of the Phoenix's Wings''' (Houyoku Tensho): An extremely strong cosmos punch that takes the form of a fiery bird.
* CombatPragmatist
* CurbStompBattle: Half of the time he appears, he'll deliver one to his opponent. [[spoiler: Even one of the 3 judges of hell.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the anime has both blue hair and eyes.
* DeathIsCheap: When his Cloth's power is ''literally'' coming back from the dead, death shouldn't even be a ''concept'' to Ikki.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Pulls this on Shun right before his HeelFaceTurn.
* EvilCounterpart: Pre-HeelFaceTurn, to Shun.
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: With Esmeralda.
* HamToHamCombat: ADV dub with Dante.
** Marcos Patiño's delivery of his line in the LA dub was Very, VERY Hammy.}
* HeartbrokenBadass: After that his master Guilty kill his daughter Esmeralda, and even endorsed his mistake because she "had gotten too close to the training grounds." Esmeralda's death, along with Guilty's unaffected attitude, was the spark that finally drove Ikki to become deranged enough to kill his master -- and obtain the Bronze Cloth of Phoenix.
* HeelFaceTurn: After his defeat by Seiya. When the true antagonist of the story, Pope Ares, finally decided to make his presence known, Ikki found himself aligning with the bronze saints in an effort to defeat the villain. It is at this point that Ikki returns to being the compassionate older brother that Shun admired as a child.
* HiddenDepths: Deep down he really cares for both his friends and Athena and he really wishes to protect the earth. But his experiences at Death Queen Island left him as a very bitter and cynical individual.
* HotBlooded: Not as much as Seiya, but when he ''does'' let his hot blood run... oh boooooy.
* GoodIsNotNice
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Ikki has a scar between his eyes, earned from training at Death Queen Island from his master Guilty.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The reason he's the 1st BigBad in the manga. [[spoiler: Mitsumasa Kido is the father of the 100 children sent to become [[TrainingFromHell saints]]. So he sent his own children to an almost certain death, since only 10 of them came back alive. Ikki completely snaps.]]
* GuileHero
* JerkAss --> JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Do not ''ever'' look at Shun in a bad way. To a more limited extent, to the other Saints.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: To Lyumnades Casa, he goes for MindRape and finish him with good old CurbStompBattle. Lyumnades totally had it coming though.
* LimitedWardrobe: Even when he was a kid, he wears nothing but a red shirt and black pants (red pants and blue shirt in the anime).
* ManlyTears: When he realised that his brother [[spoiler: was hades reincarnation]].
* MasterOfIllusion: Once used his Phoenix Genma-Ken, it sends various nightmare illusions directly created by the opponent's brain; he or she is trapped within an illusion that is almost indistinguishable from reality.
* MindRape: His Phoenix Genma-Ken technique allows him to make their opponents to see an nightmarish illusion and destroying their minds. It is the NightmareFuel weaponized!
* NotSoAboveItAll: He is visibly disturbed when [[spoiler:Thanatos strikes Pandora and she dies in his arms]]. He even heads to Elysium to [[{{Revenge}} take revenge in her name]].
* NotSoDifferent: With Mime and Bud. Like Mime he was a mass of hatred, like Bud he tried to kill his brother. [[spoiler: He uses this to great effect in both fights, using both verbal calls ''and'' his MindRape powers to both break them down and make them understand his poV.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: To Lyumnades Kassa, for trampling his brother Shun's feelings, along with Seiya's and Hyoga's. Cue MindRape.
* ShipTease: [[spoiler:With Pandora in the Wall of Grief. She tells him about her DarkAndTroubledPast and helps him to get to Elysium. He sympathizes with her and swears to avenge her.]]
* SiblingYinYang: With Shun that is gentle, MartialPacifist and selfless.
* SoProudOfYou: To Shun, when learned that Shun accepted Hades' soul so he can give an opening for the saints to kill him and Hades.
* TeachHimAnger: And '''boy'''. [[GoneHorriblyRight Did it get results.]]
* TrainingFromHell: {{Deconstructed}} and {{Reconstructed}}.
* [[TerrorHero Terror Anti-Hero]]: Can go from Type 2 to Type 5.
* TheUnfettered: To further emphasize how different he is from his brother. While Shun is willing to spare the life from his opponent's and tries to make them change their mind, Ikki has no such qualms and doesn't question himself. If he faces an enemy, he WILL end them.
* WarriorTherapist: Especially in the Asgard Saga to Mime and Alcor.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Like Seiya, Ikki has an incredibly small pool of special attacks - ''two.'' Again like Seiya and taking into account Ikki's sheer raw power, ''two special moves are all he ever needs.''
* WouldHitAGirl: During his clash with Pandora, he stating that, unlike his fellow, has no problem attacking a woman if this is his enemy.
* UnflinchingWalk: Usually before kicking some ass or after his DynamicEntry.
* UnexplainedRecovery / DeathIsCheap: Just like [[ThePhoenix his namesake]], he will ''not'' stay dead, and routinely claws his way out of hell. However, this didn't do him much good when [[spoiler:Virgo Shaka sent him to ''heaven''.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has blue hair in the anime.

[[folder: Minor Bronze Saints]]
!!Unicorn Jabu
Voiced By: Yuuichi Meguro (1986-1989 JP), Creator/HideoIshikawa (2005 JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN), Marc François and Serge Bourrier (FR), José Núñez and Luis Manuel Martín Díaz (Spain), Javier Rivero and Daniel Abundis (Latin America), Marcelo Campos (BR)

* AdaptationDyeJob: Actually had black hair in the manga, but the anime changes it to blonde.
* BodyguardCrush: On Saori, and way more explicit than Seiya too.
* CallingYourAttacks: '''Unicorn Gallop!'''
* CantCatchUp: Starts off as Seiya's rival but by the Twelve Houses Battles, Seiya has upgraded his Cloth twice, wore the Cloth of Sagittarius and reaches his seventh sense while Jabu only earned one move. By Hades, they aren't even ''comparable'' anymore, though he's still plenty powerful in his own right.
* CommutingOnABus: Seemed like he was going to be rival to Seiya, but after the tournament, he only appears when he's needed.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Saori, especially during their childhood, when she was a {{Jerkass}} but he didn't care.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He not only protected Saori when she was unconscious, but [[spoiler: was the BarrierMaiden for Seika when she was being attacked by Thanatos]].
* PaletteSwap: Without his bronze clothes he's basically a blond/black haired Seiya.
* TheRival: In the start, to Seiya.
* VisualInnuendo: The horn on his head, he's purple with metal UnderwearOfPower.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Sorta, to Saori.
* {{Unicorn}}: Jabu's total submission to Saori in spite of her childhood bullying is parallel to her being the [[OnlyTheChosenMayRide virgin-maiden]] taming the unicorn.
!!Hydra Ichi
Voiced By: Masato Hirano and Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (EN), Cesar Arias and Saul Alvar (Latin American Spanish), António Semedo (PT) and Carlos Silveira (BR)

* AscendedExtra: In a video game, he's a FakeUltimateHero with a big Ego.
* CantCatchUp: With the main Bronze Saints.
* DubNameChange[=/=]MeaningfulName: Renamed "Aspides" in Italian.
* FlatCharacter: Has no characterization.
* {{Gonk}}
* HealingFactor: Not ''him'', but is armor is capable to rebuild itself, given enough time.
* MonochromaticEyes: Has white eyes.
* PoisonousPerson: His claws are poisoned.
* TheSmartGuy: He also clawed foot to surprise opponents.
* UnexpectedCharacter: He's playable in the latest video game, ''Brave Soldiers''. He's even the only other non-main Bronze Saint to be playable aside from Jabu, who was DLC in ''Sanctuary Battle''.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Hyoga froze his claws solid, rending him weaponless.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: Asgard and Hades Sagas
* WolverineClaws: The claws on his hands and knees.
** AwesomeButImpractical

!!Wolf Nachi
Voiced By: Creator/HideyukiTanaka and Issei Kojima (JP), Fabián Mejía, Fernando Manzano, and Roberto Mendiola (Latin America), Júlio Martín (PT)

* AnimalMotifs: Wolves.
* CantCatchUp: With the Main Bronze Saints.
* CurbStompBattle: His only battle with another saint (Ikki) didn't last 5 seconds.
* EmptyShell: After Ikki's MindRape attack, his soul was "destroyed" but somehow... he's perfectly fine when Saori needed protection at Sanctuary.
* FlatCharacter: Has no characterization.
* TheLoad: Widely considered the weakest of all the saints.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: Asgard and Hades Sagas
!!Lionet Ban
Voiced By: Hirohiko Kakegawa (JP), Naoki Imamura (JP, Hades)

* AnimalMotifs: Lions.
* CantCatchUp: With the Main Bronze Saints.
* FlatCharacter: Has no characterization. [[{{LampshadeHanging}} Lampshaded]] in de manga, as he notices the first time he says something in the series.
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: Asgard and Hades Sagas
!!Bear Geki
Voiced By: Yuuji Mikimoto (JP), Kohei Fukuhara (JP, Hades), Carlos del Campo (Latin America)

* AnimalMotifs: Bears.
* BearsAreBadNews
* TheBigGuy
* CanadaEh: Where he trained. More specifically, the Rocky Mountains.
* CantCatchUp: With the Main Bronze Saints.
* CripplingOverspecialization: He focused his training in enstrengthening his arms to the point of he could easily throtle ''grizzly bears''. His arms were '''strong''', but break them and he is virtually defeated.
* FlatCharacter: Has no characterization.
* SuperStrength: Almost crushed Seiya with his bare hands.
** [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Seiya managed to use that to his advantage, though.]]
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: Asgard and Hades Sagas
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple.
!!Chameleon June
Voiced By: Creator/HiromiTsuru (JP), Creator/LauraTorres (Latin America)

* ActionGirl: She starts off by fighting Shun to keep him from leaving and in the anime, in the flashback, confronted Milo when he first comes to Andromeda Island despite him being a [[CurbStompBattle Gold Saint]].
* AnimalMotifs: Chameleon
* BrokenBird
* BrotherChuck: The first time we see her, she fights Shun and loses.
** Anime Only: The second (and last) time she is in bed, talking to Marin. She hasn't appeared or been mentioned since.
* {{Chickification}}: In the anime, one kick to the face later, she is reduced to a DamselInDistress.
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: Tries to reason with Shun to stay away from Sanctuary before attempting to whip him to prevent him from leaving.
* LeotardOfPower: Her outfit on Andromeda Island.
* MaskPower
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Her armor covers more of her body than Marin's, Shaina's and even Yuzariha's combined (Manga Only).
* ShipTease: With Shun
* {{Stripperiffic}}: With CombatStilettos.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Only female of the Bronze Saints.
* WhipItGood: She use a whip as weapon.