!!Aries Shion
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond with green eyes in the manga.
* AnimalMotifs: The Ram
* AscendedExtra: Appears for a couple of episodes [[spoiler: when he was resurrected for twelve hours by Hades]] and later on becomes one of the main characters in both Lost Canvas and Next Dimension.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead]]
** [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]] in the Hades Saga.
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Stardust Revolution''' : The attack summons stardust from stars and galaxies then throws million of blows instantly. It's well known that the attack has force of shooting stars and comets and obliterates an enemy with raw cosmos power.
** '''Crystal Wall''': Shion creates a transparent, glass-like barrier made of psycho-power, between him and an object. The wall is very durable, and has been shown to shield him against everything from normal cosmos attacks to poison scent and rebounding the attack back to the enemy with the same strength it was launched.
** '''Starlight Extinction''': It's a teleportation-based offensive technique, although it's essence relies not on destroying the opponent but on removing him from battle.[[AllThereInTheManual The Taizen implies this technique is his despite being only used by Mu]].
* EvilCounterpart:To both Mu and Dohko [[spoiler:subverted]]
* FacialMarkings
* [[spoiler: FakeDefector Yes, he wanted to kill Athena but not for the reason Hades thinks.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Dohko.
* HumanSubspecies: He's Lemurian.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Mu.
* TheObiWan
* OldMaster: To Mu.
* PsychicPowers
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Two Hundred Years Old]]
* RankUp: The {{Spin Off}}s revealed that he once was a Bronze Saint, Sculptor Shion; promoted to Ares Shion in time for the Holy War.
* SoleSurvivor [[spoiler: With Dohko from the last Holy War]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
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!!Aries Mu
!!!Voiced By: Creator/KanetoShiozawa and Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP)
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond in the manga with light green eyes.
** In Hades arc he got his green eyes back ( different kind of green shade though) where in previous arc no one knows exactly what color his eyes are. Sometimes it's purple, and sometimes... blue. Who knows?
* AnimalMotifs: The Ram.
* {{Badass}}: In the Hades Saga [[spoiler: he starts off against '''five''' dead Gold Saints.]]
** BadassCape
** BadassBaritone: In the Italian Dub, which can also lead to VocalDissonance.
* BarrierWarrior
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a nice guy, he's calm and polite but don't push this guy too hard or you'll take a Stardust Revolution right to your face.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Shiryu.
* CallingYourAttacks: The same ones as Shion.
** '''Crystal Net''': A variation of the technique ''Crystal Wall'' which creates a psycho-power made spider web. This web can refrain the movements of the targets that get in contact with it.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Not to Aphrodite's level but equal with Shaka, his AdaptationDyeJob also didn't help because its PINK!
* TheBlacksmith: Pretty much the only one who can ''fix'' Saint Clothes.
* FacialMarkings: Two on his forehead.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Left Sanctuary due to the Pope.
* GuileHero: Not to Shaka levels, but he can still manipulate his enemies well when given the chance.
* HermitGuru: Introduced as one.
* HumanSubspecies: He's Lemurian.
* [[spoiler: LastStand]]: Against Radamanthys at Hades' castle.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Kiki.
* NiceGuy: One of the most benevolent characters in the series, Mu is very supportive to the Bronze Saints and to Athena.
* [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Mythological Name]]: Named after Mu, theoretical lost continent that supposedly was in between Asia/Australia and the Americas.
* OverrankedSoldier: Gold Saint at seven years old.
* PsychicPowers
* {{Teleportation}}
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Light Pink Hair]]
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!!Taurus Aldebaran
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond in the manga.
* AnimalMotifs: The Bull
* BadassArmfold: Look at the Pic!
* TheBigGuy
** [[spoiler:BigGuyFatalitySyndrome]]
* BigOlUnibrow
* ButNotTooBlack: In the anime.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''Great Horn''': Consists on breaking his defensive posture and sends two waves of massive cosmo toward his enemy.
* DefiantToTheEnd
* EmotionalBruiser
* GentleGiant
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Against Seiya, Syd and [[spoiler: Bud]], Sorrento and [[spoiler: his killer, Deep Niobe]], essentially against everyone he ever fought.
* NiceGuy: When off-duty.
* OverrankedSoldier: Earned his Gold Cloth at age seven.
* StellarName: Aldebaran is one of the stars in the constellation of Taurus.
* TheToblerone
* TheWorfEffect: After being first introduced, the poor guy was used as a benchmark for the strength and threat of the Asgard warriors in the Asgard arc and Spectres (Hades arc).
* YouShallNotPass
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!! [[spoiler: Gemini Kanon]]

* {{BADASS}}: [[spoiler: He is nearly as powerful as Saga. After his HeelFaceTurn and becoming the Gemini Saint, in the Hades Arc he singlehandedly kills more Specters than half the Gold Saints combined. Only Shaka and Dohko can compare in kill counts. He even has the honor of being the only Gold Saint to kill a Judge in the classic series.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: He's blonde in the manga.
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]
* EleventhHourRanger
* GeniusBruiser: [[spoiler: He is responsible for most of the conflicts within the classic series. He manipulated Poseidon into doing his bidding, awakened the evil in Saga's heart and drove him into insanity, and ALMOST SUCCEEDED in gaining world domination until he made the fatal error of underestimating the main Bronzies.]]
* [[spoiler: MustMakeAmends: In the Hades Saga. After being banished, he returned to try and help defend Sanctuary for his Brother and Athena]].
* [[spoiler: ReformedButRejected]]
* SpaceMaster
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: To Radamanthys.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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!!Gemini Saga
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blonde in the Manga.
* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked by Dohko.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Twice if you count the movie, ''Legend of Crimson Youth'' movie.]]
** [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]] in the Hades Saga.
* {{BADASS}}
** BadassBaritone
* [[spoiler: BigBad: Of the Sanctuary Arc.]]
* BrokenAce: Averted. He was considered the strongest saint of his generation and most possible candidate for succeding the Pope, but [[TheAce Aioros]] was chosen and his envy as well as [[spoiler: [[EvilTwin Kanon's]] [[HannibalLecture speech about how Saga is as evil as he is]]]] pushed him over the edge and allowed his [[SplitPersonalityTakeOver evil self]] to take over.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''Another Dimension''': Opens an interdimensional portal that swallows his opponents to trap them between dimensions for all eternity.
** '''Galaxian Explosion''': Saga launches an attack of intense power that assimilates a miriad of planets and galaxies destroying everything on their path.
** '''Gen Rō Ma Ō Ken ''' (Demon Emperor's Illusion Fist): It consists on striking the mind of the victim turning him/her into a [[BrainwashedandCrazy killing machine]] and it only dissapears after the victim has murdered someone.
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]
* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy: What his ''Genrou Mao Ken'' will do to you. Poor Aiolia.]]
* TheCaligula: In the anime. In the Manga he was able to mantain a ReasonableAuthorityFigure until [[FiveManBand seiya and co]]. forced him to take more drastic actions.
* [[spoiler: DeadPersonImpersonation]]: With Shion.
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide: Manga only. He strikes at his heart (breaking through ''his Cloth'') with his bare hand]].
** [[spoiler: The anime took the same route, except that in this version Saga used Athena's rod]]
** [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself: In the end he is happy that his dark side won't cause anymore trouble]].
* EvilIsHammy: '''Specially''' in the LatAm and Brazilian Version.
* FallenHero.
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* [[LightningBruiser Lightning]] [[GeniusBruiser Genius Bruiser]]: Though being a Gold Saint this is pretty much a staple, THIS guy managed to manipulate the whole Sanctuary into believing he was protecting Athena and won himself a good amount of followers. And during the final battle [[spoiler: not even a [[AllYourPowersCombined concentrated attack]] of the [[FiveManBand 5 protagonists]] managed to actually hurt him and he had to [[DrivenToSuicide kill]] [[TooPowerfulToLive himself]]]]
* MasterOfIllusion: Easily one of most adept users along Shaka and Ikki. This is how he can duplicate his Temple, control his cloth far away from the battelfield and create an infinite maze in his temple which can trap his opponents for an eternity... unless someone breaks his concentration.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Seriously, do you really think you want to be hit by an attack called the ''Demon Emperor's Illusion Fist''? Answer: '''NO, YOU DON'T.'''
* [[spoiler: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: To [[TheHero Seiya]] and [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Ik]][[AloofBigBrother ki]]]].
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[AllThereintheManual His Galaxian Explosion is confirmed as the second most powerful attack, second only to the Athena Exclamation]].
* [[spoiler: RedEyesTakeWarning: His evil-half in the Anime only.]]
* [[spoiler: ReverseMole: In the Hades Saga.]]
* SpaceMaster
** RealityWarper: {{Subverted}} See MasterofIllusion.
* [[spoiler: TheStoic: His good-half during the Hades Saga]]
* [[spoiler: SuperpoweredEvilSide ''and'' SplitPersonalityTakeover]].
** [[spoiler: You can tell which side is in control [[GoodHairEvilHair if his hair is blue (good) or white (evil)]], or in the manga [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold blond (good)]] and [[PaintItBlack black (evil).]]]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: His SuperpoweredEvilSide believes himself to be one by taking control of earth instead of either [[GodisEvil Poseidon, Zeus or Hades]]]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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!!Cancer Deathmask
* AnimalMotifs: The Crab.
* BloodKnight
* BlackAndGreyMorality
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: His nonchalant attitude towards killing kids and women.
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Seki Shiki Meikai Ha''' (Dark World Waves): It's an attack that allows Death Mask to remove the soul of his victim and send it to the Underworld. It takes the form of a spiral.
* CardCarryingVillain
* DubNameChange: Mephisto in the American translation of the manga.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: ''Much'' later in the story.]]
* MightMakesRight
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You didn't actually think his real name was [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathmask]], did you?
** Ironically either this name is his real name or not it can count as MeaningfulName not in literal way only, as it's a name of funeral tradition.
* {{Necromancy}}
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: In the Hades Saga, though very ''very'' later.]]
* SocialDarwinist: When he explain [[WrittenByTheWinners his]] [[MightMakesRight reasons]] to Dohko.
* [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]] in the Hades Saga.
* WouldHurtAChild: And mount their faces/souls on the wall in his Temple.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tried to kill Shunrei.
* WrongGenreSavvy
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
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!!Leo Aioria/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aiolia]]
!!!Voiced By: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (JP)
* AnimalMotifs: The lion.
* [[spoiler: AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleofAntiVillains TypeIV]]]]
* BigBrotherWorship: [[spoiler: Even after he was framed as a traitor Aiolia always loved and respected his brother and [[HeroicVow promised he would become stronger than his brother]] [[TearJerker to clean his name.]]]]
* [[spoiler: BloodKnight ''and'' BrainwashedAndCrazy ]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When he was introduced he appeared as someone rational and wise. He ''is'' a NiceGuy, but also doubles as massively HotBlooded.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''Lightning Plasma''': It's a succesion of rapid fire punches that travel at the speed of light and end up creating a net of lighting that traps the opponent.
** '''Lightning Bolt''': A more concentrated version of the Lightning Plasma in which he launches a sphere of plasma towards the opponent.
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* HeroOfAnotherStory: In Manga/SaintSeiyaEpisodeG.
* HeelFaceTurn: Early in the story. During a mission he meets Athena/Saori Kido, the one he was supposed to protect; he understands the Pope had his brother framed and that he lied to him during 13 years. Aiolia doesn't need anymore reason to pull a HeelFaceTurn.
* HonorBeforeReason
* HotBlooded
* [[spoiler: LastStand]]: Against Radamanthys at Hades' castle.
* LightningBruiser: Literally.
* [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Mythological Name]]: Named after Aeolia, the home island of the wind god (Aeolus).
* OverrankedSoldier: Gold Saint at seven years old
* PlatonicLifePartners: To Marin, according to WordOfGod. The fandom had leaned more toward believing him to be her UnluckyChildhoodFriend, though. In a Q&A, Kurumada used Shion to answer questions about their relationship, and Shion even "said" [[ShipSinking Oh? I have never heard of that rumor.]] It's true that those two get along well, [[PlatonicLifePartners but it is just friendship like male bonding.]] Aiolia had to live [[SinsOfOurFathers under the disgrace of being a little brother of a traitor]], there are inconsiderate people out there who wants to spread rumors about him. I wouldn't pay too much attention to them. And [[MarriedToThejob the sole reason Saints exist is to protect the peace of this world]], [[CelibateHero as long as they have that reason, Saints must devote their mind and body to Athena which is the symbol of peace.]] Therefore, Sanctuary does not recoginze the love or marriage of a Saint but there are times when the life of one person to a Saint is more important than protecting the lives of the rest of the world. I have heard, in our long history, [[CareerVersusMan there are those who have decided to give up their rank as a Saint to protect that one person."]] [[GenreBlind Not very savvy]] [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls about the female side of the fandom]], that Kurumada.
* PummelDuel: With Seiya.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Coupled with [[ShockandAwe lightning]]
* ShockandAwe
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!!Virgo Shaka
!!! Voiced By: Creator/YujiMitsuya (JP)
* AntiHero: Type IV
* AdaptationDistillation: Due to an erased scene of his first meeting with Ikki and other adjustments to fit this change, Shaka became a big arrogant jerk in The Sanctuary Arc. The anime scriptwriters seem to have a grudge against Shaka or something, [[spoiler: such as creating an episode where Shaka send his disciples to kill Ikki, not to mention cheating in that fight by helping his disciples when it's already a 2 against 1 fight.]] Thus this anime only event didn't help Shaka's image the slightest. This caused some fans who only watch anime wonder why Shaka seems to behave differently in Hades arc, as this arc followed Shaka's characterization from the manga closer.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Adverted. Shaka is indeed the only blond Gold saints who is saved from hair dye, and due to his EyesAlwaysShut it's not immediately obvious that he has green eyes in the manga, therefore Shaka still got an eye dye, so to speak, since his eyes were blue in the original TV series.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He takes out each of the Bronze Saints and then goes on to explain how his attack would kill them if he chose to go any further with it.
* '''''{{Badass}}''''': The most powerful of the Gold Saints and also the most badass. [[spoiler: In the Hades Saga he takes on Shura, Camus and Saga at the same time and wins EASILY. But because of his and Athena´s plan, he had to [[ILetYouWin let them win]] though.]]
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Hāṃ''' (Kān): A defensive technique that creates a barrier that encircles Shaka's body
** '''Rikudō Rinne''' (Transmigration to the Six Path or Six Saṃsāra): Which Shaka uses to send his opponent to one of the six Dharma's rebirth realms which are: Gakikai (the realm of the preta), Jinkai (the realm of humans), Jigokukai (the realm of hell), Chikushōkai (the realm of beasts), Shurakai (the realm of the warring Asura) and finally Tenkai (the realm of heaven)
** '''Tenma Kōfuku''' (Demon Pacifier): Wich expands his cosmos as a huge blast.
** '''Tenkūhaja Chimimōryō''' (Heaven Supremacy on Evil Spirits of Rivers and Mountains) in which Shaka summons minor spirits and sends them against his enemies.
** '''Tenbu Hōrin''' (Treasures of Heavens), Shaka's most powerful attack. Is an offensive and defensive combined technique. Not only traps and defangs Shaka's victims, it also wipes out their five senses named as "Remove of the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th sense" (Dai Ikkan/Nikan/Sankan/Yonkan/Gokan Hakudatsu). Essentially reduces Shaka's victims to living corpses by stopping the main functions of the brain that allows the body to think, also called the 6th sense.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Inverted. He keeps his eyes closed to concentrate on ''limiting'' his power, and besides everyone knows he isn't blind anyway.
* DissonantSerenity: AND HOW. He's calm, soft-spoken, and ''utterly ruthless'' when fighting.
* TheDreaded: Heroes and villains alike have a healthy dose of fear for what Shaka is capable of.
** To put this into perspective, even [[spoiler:''Hades'']] had an OhCrap moment when Shaka prepared to deal with him.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Just don't [[MindRape tell him that]].
** It's mostly the long hair and how having his EyesAlwaysShut make his lashes look longer than they really are. so yeah, he looks kinda feminine, but not to Aphrodite levels.
** He is the Virgo Saint for crying out loud, and his temple called Temple of Maiden.
** Some of his fans nickname him barbie in their fanfics, and believe me if you can read spanish or portuguese fanfics you will find quite a lot that mention he looks like Barbie.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers
* EyesAlwaysShut: And sweet merciful Athena, DON'T MAKE HIM OPEN THEM.
* FacialMarkings: A ''tilaka'' on his forehead.
* GuileHero: Isn't above manipulating his friends, fellow Saints and disciples as much as he manipulates his rivals.
* EvilCounterpart : To Shun. Both have "female" clothes [[spoiler:and both are reincarnations of gods]]
* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Phoenix Ikki takes advantage of being hit by Shaka's Tenbu Hōrin, and with the removal of all his senses, he manages to work on his 7th sense and up-end Shaka in their fight]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Shaka at the first glance is nothing like Shun, especially if you only watch the anime. But he somehow can fit in this category because ha CAN do it smartly and deal with the after effect.[[spoiler:Other characters in the manga say of Shaka, “although he is like a God, he still has a weakness. He is too compassionate.”]]and if any Saint Seiya's fans out there hear the latter part they would think it refer to Shun.
** He might be not as merciful as Shun but of all gold saints he is the only one who ever bother to refuse a fight and never got bored of [[spoiler: keep giving his enemies or opponents a chance to leave first. In manga he refusef Ikki's challenge in Death Queen Island, knocked the light out of him after warned him to not let the evil around him take control of his soul,and will kill Ikki only if he come before Shaka as enemy. When Shaka confronted Aiolia in Pope's chamber, he told Aiolia to the the HELL out (which actually ''was'' a good advice, but Aiolia was so pumped up that he didn't listen). Shaka openly ignored the Bronze saints who invade his temple, and attacked after Seiya attacked him first. He also gave Ikki a chance to give up the fight unharmed, [[GoodIsNotNice though he didn't ask it nicely.]] In Hades arc Shaka fully intended to kill all Specters that left when they entered his temple, but strangely later he told them to leave and killed them after they tried to attack him.]]
* LivingOnBorrowedTime: [[spoiler:For a few minutes, after receiving the Athena's exclamation. He manages to send a message to Athena and then search for a nice dying place under the trees]].
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MasterOfIllusion
* MeaningfulName: The historical Buddha was called “Sakyamuni”, meaning “sage of the Sakya clan”. The Japanese transliteration of “Sakya” is “Shaka”.
* MeditationPowerup: The TropeImage
* MindRape: So good at it that he is only one who can mind rape ''Ikki''.
* OverrankedSoldier: Gold Saint at seven years old.
* PhysicalGod: Because he is...
* {{Reincarnation}}: Of a Buddha. Not ''the'' Buddha, but ''a'' Buddha, since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhahood when a person becomes enlightened, his consciousness escapes the cycle of reincarnation]]. The dub changes this to him being ''the'' Buddha, [[DubInducedPlotHole which results in]] him talking to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha Siddhartha Gautama]] as a kid while in Hades.
* SuicideByCop: To trigger his...
* ThanatosGambit: In the Hades arc.
* TranquilFury: In the few times he gets pissed.
* UndeathAlwaysEnds: What he does to any specter that crosses his path and [[BadAss IT IS AWESOME]]!
* WhatIsEvil: His "many justices exist" speech has undertones of this.
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!!Libra Dohko
* AchillesInHisTent: [[spoiler: Averted, as he's just following orders he had received from Athena in the previous holy war -- To watch, and prepare for the time the new holy war would begin.]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: Black hair in the manga, but dark brown in the anime.
* AnimalMotifs: Tiger
* BadassBeard
* BadassTeacher
* CallingYourAttacks: He trained Shiryu, so obviously has the same attacks.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Didn't trust the Pope AT ALL.
* HermitGuru: Face it, they hired Yoda to play him.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shion.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Was a gorgeous DarkSkinnedRedhead when young. [[spoiler: And he still ''is'']].
** TallDarkAndHandsome: His hair was black in the manga.
* MeaningfulName: Dohko means "great tiger". And he has a tiger tatoo on his back.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Shiryu.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: With [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation purple skin]] no less.
* MultiMeleeMaster: He carries around something like six couple of various weapons (including shields, spears and flails) and can share them with the other Gold Saints.
* OldMaster: [[spoiler: Subverted]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To both Shiryu and Shunrei.
* PutOnABus: During most of Hades: Inferno until the very end.
* RankUp: The {{Spin Off}}s revealed that he once was a Bronze Saint, Dragon Dohko; promoted to Libra Dohko in time for the Holy War.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Two Hundred Years Old]]
* [[spoiler: SleepModeSize]]
* TeamDad
* TigerVersusDragon: Subverted. He is the master of Shiryu, and the one who taught him all of his Dragon attacks, which he of course can masterfully execute himself. However, his zodiacal sign is Tiger and he bears a tattoo depicting one, the same way Shiryu does. Interestingly, the Libra Saint is usually described as the "point of equilibrium" of the Gold Saints. It is quite obvious by the fact that he is one of the most badass of the characters that Dohko has achieved the perfect balance between Dragon and Tiger and that he draws enormous strength from it.
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!!Scorpio Milo
* AdaptationDyeJob: Blond in the manga.
* AnimalMotifs: Scorpion
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Restriction''': Milo uses his Cosmo energy to stop the movements of his opponents.
** '''Scarlet Needle/Scarlet Stinger (US dub)''': Milo launches a crimson needle to 14 parts of the body to poison opponents, make them bleed, and scream in pain, losing their 5 senses in the process. The attack is impossible to divert or defend against. Each needle represents one of the stars of the Scorpio constellation. He can shoot however many needles he wants at the same time up to 14 and even in multiple targets. The holes of the needles draw a miniature of the Scorpio constellation on the body of the victim.
** '''Scarlet Needle Antares''': The final attack of the Scarlet Needle and the main point of Scorpio. If the rival has not yet been defeated after 14 Scarlet Needles, Milo uses Antares. Whoever receives 14 Scarlet Needles and Antares will die.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: One of the few characters in shonen that can gloat about changing sides after defeating the heroes and not after being defeated.
* FinishingMove: Antares.
* GoodIsNotNice: In the Hades Sanctuary OVA when he tested the loyalty [[spoiler: of Kanon.]]
* HeelRealization: Upon seeinmg Hyoga's determination.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Him and Camus
* KickTheDog: What he did in [[spoiler: Andromeda Island, in the anime]].
** WouldHurtAChild (anime only): [[spoiler: Most of the trainees that were killed on the island were children.]]
* KnightTemplar
* OverrankedSoldier: Earned his Gold Cloth at age seven.
* [[spoiler: LastStand]]: Against Radamanthys at Hades' castle.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Camus Blue.
* RightMakesMight: Averted. He actually BEATS Hyoga, but lets him pass because Milo realizes at the end of the fight that Hyoga was fighting on a level ''higher'' than him and the only reason he won was his Gold Cloth.
* SecretKeeper: in the anime, he knew [[spoiler: his old friend Aquarius Camus's real motivations]] and fought Hyoga because of this.
* SlasherSmile
* SpeedBlitz: Milo's demonstration to Seiya and Shiryu about how the Light Speed of Gold Saints is more advance than the Bronze Saints.
* ToThePain: His techniques can inflict ''lots'' of suffering and pain on his rivals.
** Case in Point, it only took a single needle to leave Seiya and Shiryu almost agonizing in pain. Hyoga took ''several'' of these, and was one needle away from dying.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]
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!!Sagittarius Aiolos
!!! Voiced By: Creator/YusakuYara (JP)
* TheAce
* AdaptationDyeJob: Twice, he was blond in the manga, had brown hair in the flashbacks of the main series and black hair [[spoiler: in his brief return in the hades OVA]].
* ArcherArchetype
* BigBrotherMentor: To Aiolia [[spoiler: and to Seiya, ''from beyond the grave'']].
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''Atomic Thunderbolt''': Aiolos shoots a massive amount of energy balls with some electric charge. It's only showed in the Anime
* DarkSkinnedBlond
* DefiantToTheEnd
* ImprobableAge: Died at ''14''.
** YoungerThanTheyLook: And he looked around 20 when he kicked it.
* [[{{Hachimaki}} Martial Arts Headband:]] His characteristic red headband.
* LightEmUp
* [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Mythological Name]]: Also named after the Greek God of wind.
* PosthumousCharacter
* PursuedProtagonist: How he saves baby Athena.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: While Shion made an appearance during the Hades Saga, surprisingly, Aiolos didn't appear till the Wailing Wall]].

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!!Capricorn Shura
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani(1986-2004 JP), Creator/TakeshiKusao (2005 JP)
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: In his arms... ''and legs!!!''
* AnimalMotifs: Goat
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''EXCALIBUR!!!''': Wich allows Shura to cut everything and anything on range.
** '''Jumping Stone''': A counter technique in which Shura grabs the opponent with his legs and propells him/her into the air.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice and RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* HotbloodedSideburns: Truly ''epic'' ones.
* [[spoiler: ReverseMole: In the Hades Saga.]]
* [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]] in the Hades Saga.
* UndyingLoyalty: In the Anime.[[spoiler: He always thought he was following Athena's will when he was being played by the Pope, then played straight in the Hades Saga]].
** Irony: However, in the original Manga, [[spoiler: he's one of the 3 Gold Saints - along with Deathmask and Aphrodite - who allied themselves with Saga, though he's the only one to realise his mistakes before dying.]]
* VillainsDyingGrace: Shiryu launches them both into orbit as a mutual kill. He has a HeelRealization and [[spoiler: saves Shiryu from becoming space dust, dying in the process.]]
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!!Aquarius Camus
!!! Voiced By: RokuroNaya (1986-2004 JP), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (2005 JP)
* AdaptationDistillation: Due to the Crystal Saint being Hyoga's teacher, Camus came off as more of a one-dimensional jerk in the anime.
** Not really, if you recall his two CryCute moments. It was more of a JerkAssFacade.
* AdaptationDyeJob: He was a redhead in the manga, but the anime gave him dark blue hair.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Twice if you count the movie, ''Legend of Crimson Youth'' movie.]]
** [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]] in the Hades Saga.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''Freezing Coffin''': This is a technique used to lock a body inside a block of ice.
** '''Aurora Execution''': It is the supreme secret ice technique and Camus most powerful attack. His Cosmos becomes glacial stream that reaches a temperature of -273 ° C.
* EvilCounterpart: To Hyoga [[spoiler: {{Subverted}} painfully, it was a JerkAssFacade]]
* FieryRedhead: Averted in the manga. Quite literally, too, since not only does he preach emotional detachment, but his powers are based on ice too.
* FrenchJerk: See the IDidWhatIHadToDo entry.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Happens the first time he uses his Aurora Execution against Hyoga.
* [[spoiler: JerkassFacade: Towards Hyoga. It doesn't end well.]]
* HumanPopsicle: His freezing coffin.
* KnightTemplar
* AnIcePerson
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Hyoga did not take it well when [[spoiler: Camus sent Natasha's ship to the bottom of the sea to force him focus.]] To be fair, he wasn't happy about that either.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Hyoga.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Albert Camus, a French author (...who was himself a Scorpio).
* OverrankedSoldier: Earned his Gold Cloth at age seven.
* PerverseSexualLust: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99RIGcqplQ Apparently, even more so than the other Gold Saints.]] An almost impossible feat, considering fandom's feelings toward the Gold Saints are...let's just say saying they are strong feelings would be quite the understatement.
* RapunzelHair: It extended past his knees at times.
* SugarAndIceGuy: Specially in the anime.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: He has red nails in manga that match his red hair. The official reason Kurumada ever come up with is because Aquarius represents Ganymede, an androgynous figure from Greek mythology. And maybe why yaoi fangirls think he is an HoYay character in Saint Seiya second only to his disciple and Andromeda Shun. And Hades arc help this with AdaptationDistillation. [[spoiler: in manga it's Saga who Milo helped to walk to Main Temple but in anime it's Camus complete with scene where Milo was crying as choking him.]] And their yaoi fangirls squee
* TheWorfBarrage: His ice coffin. Although he commented not even the combined strength of all 12 Gold Saints could break this, Shiryu broke it with the Lybra sword, Hyoga destroyed it by creating a temperature lower than that of the coffin and Minos by outright punching it.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Blue-ish green.
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!!Pisces Aphrodite
!!! Voiced By: Creator/KeiichiNanba
* AnimalMotifs: Fish
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Twice if you count the movie, ''Legend of Crimson Youth'' movie.]]
** [[spoiler: UndeathAlwaysEnds]] in the Hades Saga.
* BeautyMark
* BeautyIsBad
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: His reaction in the manga when Shun confronted him about murdering his Master.
* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''Royal Demon Rose''': Aphrodite uses red roses as a projectile. When struck by the thorns on the roses or smelling their fragrance, the target would be poisoned until they slowly lost their 5 senses and fell into a sweet aroma of death. The red roses can also create a dense red mist to cover the entire place and hide his position.
** '''Piranhan Rose''': Aphrodite uses black roses as a projectile. Upon impact, they can break anything within their reach. The power of this technique is high enough to reduce to dust a Bronze Cloth recently strengthened by Aries Mu.
** '''Bloody Rose''': Aphrodite uses one or more white roses as a projectile. It strikes at the opponent's chest, and drains all blood from their heart. As the white rose draws blood, it eventually becomes red. This is Aphrodite's strongest attack.
* DeadlyGas: The effect of the garden of roses on the stairs behind his temple.
* DefiantToTheEnd
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* FlechetteStorm: With his roses.
* FlowerMotifs
** PetalPower
** SomethingAboutARose
*** GenreSavvy: He filled the stairs behind his temple with poisonous roses so, even if he lost, Seiya and Co. wouldn't reach their goals. [[spoiler: Too bad Marin derails his plans, though to be fair he didn't have any way to know she'd show up there.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His manga incarnation.
* MightMakesRight
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath: Until the Hades Saga]]
* [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Mythological Name]]: Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love.
** GenderBlenderName
* ShesAManInJapan: The original Spanish dub protrayed him as a female. Newer dubs portray him as a male.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Only in the Anime.
* PoisonousPerson: His roses.
* SissyVillain: Especially true in his depiction in the Legend of Crimson Youth movie where it rivals Misty's famous nude scene.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A lighter shade than usual.
** CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* YouKilledMyFather: Shun's master, Daidalos/Albiore.