* AbusiveParents: Is one to Esmeralda, in the anime.
* AdaptationDyeJob: It is black in the manga.
* AssholeVictim: He was really a cruel man, no surprise that Ikki certainly did not cry for his death.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Acts very nonchalant towards killing his own daughter.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Take a guess...
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Of the monster face variant. In the anime, according to Esmeralda, he ''was'' a NiceGuy until [[BrainwashedAndCrazy he put on that mask]].
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Ikki. When Ikki killed him, he was proud to have taught Ikki to draw power from hate.
** [[TheyCallHimSword They Call Him Guilty]]: His identity is unknown.
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring: In the anime, where he does not give a damn about his daughter. Poor, POOR Esmeralda.]]
* RedOni: To Cepheus Albiore/Daidalos.
* RuleOfDrama: Arguably ''why'' he was made Esmeralda's father in the anime.
* TrainingFromHell: Gave it to Ikki. All Saints are put through a very tough training, but Guilty's is just... wow.
** DrillSergeantNasty: He teaches Ikki not to have positive feelings and regard for anyone, and to hate everyone and everything.
** TheSpartanWay: He use violent and brutal training methods.
!!Crystal Saint (''Anime Only'')
''Voiced By:'' Creator/MichihiroIkemizu (JP)
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Pope pulled this on him, thus forcing Hyoga to kill him.
** DyingAsYourself / DiedInYourArmsTonight: After being struck to death by Hyoga, he regains control of himself and, as his last act, destroys the ice the pyramid built for Arles by Gigas and collapses into the arms of his pupil. Before giving up the ghost, he asks for forgiveness for what he had done to Hyoga.
* CanonForeigner: Is the master of Hyoga in the anime and the substitute to Camus in all the flashbacks of the training.
* GoodIsNotDumb: Was also aware that something wrong went on in the Sanctuary, so he tried to talk to the Pope himself. It backfired. '''Horribly'''.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Hyoga.
* NoNameGiven: His real name is unknown.
* TheObiWan: To Hyoga, in the anime.
** MasterApprenticeChain: Aquarius Camus taught the Crystal Saint, who taught Hyoga.
* WaifFu: EXTREMELY RareMaleExample. His body is unnaturally flexible without being a RubberMan, thus he uses his hands ''and'' legs to apply the ''Freezing Fists'' to Hyoga's almost whole body.
* ShooOutTheNewGuy: Due to the anime, which had OverTookTheManga, Crystal Saint was declared Hyoga's Master instead of Camus. The only explanation they could give was that Camus was Crystal Saint's Master and that Hyoga's fight was with his Master's Master. This explanation worked for a while until the Hades OVA where it started showing scenes of Camus training Hyoga instead (a case of TheyJustDidntCare ?). It doesn't help that some video games and media keep [[ContinuitySnarl altering between Camus/Crystal as Hyoga's Master who trained him]].
''Voiced By:'' Creator/BanjoGinga (JP)
* CurbStompBattle: Ikki defeats him easily.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Half of his face is horribly burned, as you can see.
* JerkAss: And how.
* MindRape: How Ikki deals with him. He sees himself falling and melting in the lava of Death Queen Island.
* TheMafia: Said in the anime to be the leader of ALL the mafias and terrorist groups in the world.
* ObviouslyEvil: Is the leader of the Black Saints (in the manga, before Ikki claims the Phoenix Cloth from him, in the anime after Seiya rescues Saori from Jamian).
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has light purple hair.
!!The Black Saints
Black Pegasus: Creator/ShigeruNakahara (JP)
Black Dragon: Creator/KenYamaguchi (JP)
Black Cygnus: Creator/ReneGarcia (Latin America)
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Black Dragon.
* CloneDegeneration: The [[NotSoDifferent real Phoenix Ikki]] is so evil that there were at least five Black Phoenixes. However, they are a helluva lot weaker than the other Black Saints.
* DarkIsEvil: Not only the cloth, even their attacks are blacks themed.
* DirtyCoward: Black Andromeda attacking Shun when he was trying to rescue an injured Seiya from the bottom of a cliff after his battle with Black Pegasus.
* EvilTwin: They look just like the Bronze Saints, but evil!
** Black Dragon even has a twin brother in the manga. Thus Shiryu not only has an evil twin, but an evil twin's twin!
* EvilCounterpart: To Bronze Saint. Kurumada has stated that every Saint (bronze and silver) has a black counterpart.
* EvilGloating: They do a lot of that.
* EyeScream: When Black Swan takes out his own eye and sends it to Ikki to inform him of his technique. This is only in the manga.
* NobleDemon: Black Dragon. At the end of their fight, instead of attacking Shiryu, he hit Shiryu's point to stop his bleeding and he says that he wanted to believe in the friendship which Shiryu had spoken during combat, and soon dies after the hit that gave Shiryu before.
* ObviouslyEvil: Supposedly former Saints (or trainees) who were stripped from their title and Cloth and banned from the Sanctuary for using their strength for personal gain, turning to a life of crime and violence.
* PaintItBlack: They are like the Bronze Saints, but evil!
* PoisonIsEvil: What makes Black Pegasus different than Seiya. The difference is that shortly after hitting its target (through their Cloth), there are dark spots all over the body of the ending completely covering it, causing the sensation of burning himself from within. Once the body of the enemy is completely black, they die.
* ThePsychoRangers: To the Bronze Saints. They managed to produce copies of Athena's Cloths, but as they lacked the knowledge and the permission of the Goddess, those Black Cloths are somewhat inferior to the original Cloths, being easily shattered by the blows of a Bronze Saint.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Black Andromeda has green hair.
!!Geist (''Anime Only'')
''Voiced By:'' Creator/ChiyokoKawashima (JP)
* BeautifulAllAlong: Without her mask, to the viewers surprise.]
* CoolMask: Geist mask takes fangs in his mouth and drawings Shaina-like eyes, but they fall down the cheeks of the mask, all red again.
* DarkActionGirl: As her sister Shaina.
* DubNameChange: Known as "Morgana" in Italy. Yes, like in Morgan Le Fay.
* TheExile: The former Pope did not agree with their practices and she was expelled from the Sanctuary.
* FemmeFatalons: Has long and sharp, violet-lacquered nails as Shaina.
* FillerVillain: Of the arc where she steal the helmet of Golden Armor of Sagittarius.
* MasterOfIllusion: Geist creates illusions and can deal a powerful blow, which is not defined clearly as a physical or mental power.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Before she casts her illusions.
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!!Ghost Saints (TV Series) Dolphin, Sea Serpent and Jellyfish (''Anime Only'')
''Voiced By:'' Creator/HideyukiTanaka (JP Dolphin)
* ElectricJellyfish: Jellyfish can release a powerful electrical discharge through the tentacles.
* TheFaceless: You never see their face.
* FillerVillain: Of the Geist's arc.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: More like the mascots of Sea World.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: The reaction to whomever punches Sea Serpent.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Geist's sidekick.
!!Steel Saints - Tucana Sho, Vulpecula Daichi and Delphinus Ushio (''Anime Only'')
Tucana Sho: Creator/ShigeruNakahara (JP)
Delphinus Ushio: Creator/HochuOtsuka (JP)
* BigDamnHeroes: The point of their existence is to occasionally bail out the Bronze Saints.
* CanonForeigner: They appear only in the anime. (and in SaintSeiyaOmega now)
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: They kind of just... disappear when Seiya and the gang leave for Sanctuary. It's not even between episodes or anything - they're there in one scene, then gone in the next with no mention.
* CoolBoard: Daichi can [[TransformingMecha transform]] his cloth into one.
* KidAppealCharacter: All three, but especially Daichi.
** Sho: Sky
** Daichi: Earth (Land)
** Ushio: Marine (Sea)
* MerchandiseDriven: Their vehicle cloths can actually be put together to create one big robot. It never quite made [[AbortedArc it to the anime]]....
* SuperSpeed: While technically all Saints have it, the Steel Saints are capable of using it without the cosmos.
!! Docrates (''Anime Only'')
* AvengingTheVillain: Cassios' older brother.
* BlowYouAway: In the his attacck, '''Heracles Fierce Onslaught Fist''', Docrates crosses, then flexes his arms, concentrating his Cosmo in his fists and causing the winds around of him to change due to the pressure. Next, he attacks with both fists, projecting two powerful blasts which affect a large area.
* TheBrute: A cold and aggressive character, full of mischief. He has extremely high physical strength derived from its huge size and musculature.
* FillerVillain: His appearance in the anime creates a different storyline than the manga, with the emergence of several unique characters.
** You can tell since he's the only villain in the entire series who decides to ''[[ScrewThisImOutOfHere bail]]'' when the [[PoliceAreUseless cops]] show up!
* GiantMook: He leads [[MiniMook several henchmen]], dressed like him as well.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Adverted, his great strength and size actually forced the Bronze Saints to use teamwork in order to defeat him.
** However he fought the Bronze Saints, each time when they were ''not'' at full strength. Hell the only reason why they flee him in the first place is because of the very tough battle they had with ''Ikki'', and it takes them a while to return to full power in series.
* NotDrawnToScale: At the end of one episode, he was holding Saori around her waist with ONE HAND and Tatsumi in the other. (It seems Shingo Araki likes these a lot, and that ItRunsInTheFamily since Cassios did the same to Seiya)
* WolverineClaws: Blink and you'll miss, but they come out when he's about to perform a finishing move on Seiya in episode 17.
!!Saint of Fire (''Anime Only'')
''Voiced By:'' Creator/KenYamaguchi (JP)
* CurbStompBattle: Go go Ikki! Show him who's best at PlayingWithFire!
* MaskPower: Subverted, he was painfully curbstomped by Ikki.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gigars
!!Leda and Spica (''Anime Only'')
Spica: Creator/MasamiKikuchi (JP)
* EvilCounterpart: To Shun
* [[FillerVillain Filler Villains]]
* [[ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming Mythological Name]]: Named after Leda, the queen of Sparta who was seduced by Zeus as a Swan.
* PaletteSwap: Save for the heads, shoulder pieces and chain ends, they too have man boobs.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In other language dubs, they are known as Reda and Spika.
* StellarName: Spica is the brightest star in the Virgo Constellation.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink for Leda, blue for Spica.