[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin An abridged series of]] ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. But in French, therefore using the french name of the show: '''''Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : La Série Abrégée''''' (''Knights of the Zodiac: The Abridged Series''). It is also the first French-made abridged series, and does a pretty good job at that, on top of everything being done by only one guy going by the alias of [[http://cdz-serie-abregee.over-blog.com/ StateAlchemist]]. Coincidentally, the author had a few cross-overs with the WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier, who is pretty much a French [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Angry Video Game Nerd]].

The series encompasses the Sanctuary saga, and spends one episode per house. All the jokes are based on CharacterExaggeration, [[IncrediblyLamePun French wordplay]] and jabs towards the Macekre-esque French localization of the show.
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!!''Saint Seiya Abridged''/''Les Chevaliers Du Zodiaque : La Série Abrégée'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalMisnaming: Milo of the Scorpio in his episode's ColdOpen. Seiya confuses him with [[AiShiteNight "Tristan (Satomi), of the BEE HIVE"]].
--> '''Milo''': I'm not Tristan of the BEE HIVE, I'm Milo of the Scorpion!
--> '''Seiya''': The German band?
--> *Milo uses Scarlet Needle*
--> *Opening credits*
* AGodAmI: Shaka of the Virgo:
--> '''Seiya''': If you're so strong, tell me, [[{{Airheads}} who is the strongest between Lemmy and God?]]
--> '''Shaka''': Oh, the answer is simple. *prepares attack* Me.
** And later against Ikki:
--> '''Ikki''': Who are you anyway, some kind of WarriorMonk like in ''[[Franchise/TombRaider Tomb Raider 2]]''?
--> '''Shaka''': No, just Buddha's reincarnation.
--> *{{Beat}}*
--> '''Ikki''': [[DrugsAreBad Wow, I don't know what you're taking, but it's good.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Scorpio Milo technically isn't more of a villain than his mainstream counterpart, but he is much more of a sadist and heals Hyoga mainly for the pleasure to see him suffer more at the hands of the other Saints.
* AnyoneCanDie: Invoked:
--> '''Shun''': I can't believe Shiryu literally left this earth. Do you realized what it means?
--> '''Seiya''': I'm taking his room!
--> '''Hyoga''': I'm taking his girlfriend!
--> '''Shun''': No, you vultures! It means that anyone of us can be killed even if we're the main characters.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Ikki boasts about having survived the Island of Death, Hell and the french dub's errors.
* BaitAndSwitch: Saga does one in the final episode.
--> '''Saga:''' You will witness the Gemini Saint's most powerful move, an explosive attack of galactic proportions!
--> '''Ikki:''' Oh no, he means-
--> '''Saga:''' Another Dimension!
--> '''Ikki:''' Wha-? But that's not your most powerfu- *gets hit* Aaaah! It's actually not that bad!
* BigNo: Twice in the first episode, with the same shot of Seiya running towards the screen in SloMo while crying. He also does the same thing when saying yes between the two no's.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The characters often comments on the bad localization of the show, the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canonicity]] of the [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]], or the author of the AbridgedSeries being late.
--> Hyoga's [[TheGimmick gimmick]] was at first to do it the most often, until the author [[CharacterDevelopment caught up with his background story]].
* CampGay: Shun. It was inevitable given his costuming.
-->'''Hyoga''': Come on, we even brought a girl!
-->'''Shun''': Oh, it's more complicated than that, you know... Even when I was a kid, when I watched CandyCandy, I...
-->'''Hyoga''': Shun, I was talking about Saori.
-->'''Shun''': ...I'm blushing right now, no?
* CampStraight: Pisces Aphrodite is even more effeminate than Shun, yet unlike him, he isn't gay; just metrosexual.
* CanadaEh: For some reason, Pisces Aphodite speaks with a Québec accent.
* CatchPhrase: Seiya's "Plaît-il ?"[[note]]french for "Sorry ? / Beg your pardon ?"[[/note]], which is a shoutout to the french dubbing of the original series, in which Seiya said it a lot.
* CardCarryingVillain: The Great Pope just ''loves'' to gloat about how evil and awful he is.
* CharacterExaggeration: As with every AbridgedSeries. Seiya is GoodIsDumb to the point of being TheDitz, Shiryu acts like TheAce but each and every one of his failures is emphasized by a [[LosingHorns "wha wha" music]], Shun is CampGay etc.
* ContinuityNod: Apparently, if someone says that a Gold Saint is not worthy of his armor, the armor will just take itself off. Shiryu did it with Cancer Deathmask and in ends up [[spoiler: saving his hide against Capricorn Shura]].
** When it happens again [[spoiler: against Saga, Shiryu denies having something to do with it.]]
* CrookedContractor: Mu of the Aries. He is even known in-universe for charging a lot for the repair of damaged cloths.
--> '''Aldebaran''': I know your pricings, it's going to cost me the right horn to repair the left one.
** Even Hyoga lampshades it.
-->'''Hyoga''': This must be why he could afford a full cloth made of gold.
* DidntSeeThatComing:
-->'''Ikki''': Don't worry, blondie. We're going to save Athena.
-->'''Shaka''': Wait, what. Save who ?
-->'''Ikki''': Athena, the goddess of warfare we all believe in.
-->'''Shaka''': The goddess of ... Holy shit guys, when you see a monk with his eyes closed praying the wrong god, you could at least tell him he's in the wrong place !
-->'''Mu''': Sorry.
-->'''Aiolia''': It was just too tempting.
-->'''Milo''': We all wanted to see how much time you'd take to notice...
* DistractedByTheSexy: Seiyar and his pals spend at least ten seconds giggling around Saori... Watching the golden arrow firmly planted between her breasts.
-->'''Saori''': Stop peeping and move it! I'm dying, damnit!
** Also, this is how the Great Pope distracts Leo Aiolia long enough to have him BrainwashedAndCrazy:
-->'''Great Pope''': [[LookBehindYou Oh, look!]] An unmasked female Saint!
-->'''Aiolia''': Uh ?! Where?
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Mu. Played for laughs since he has a gravelly voice and regularly insists that he is a man. He lampshades it at his first appearance:
--> '''Mu''': Hi, I am Mu, the Aries saint. And despite my character design, I am a man.
** His theme is even a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB8jwWWKhRw french song]] about [[GenderBender genderbending]].
** Tatsumi is even seduced by his female look.
--> '''Tatsumi''': Who is this charming young lady?
--> '''Mu''' (with a gravely voice): Fuck off.
--> '''Matsumi''' (seduced): Charming, really charming!
* EpicFail: As a RunningGag from Shiryu, and often emphasized with "wha wha" horns.
--> *Finds himself on the opposite side of a BottomlessPit separating him from the rest of the team*
--> *wha wha horn*
--> '''Shiryu''': [[GenreSavvy I have the feeling it's going to be like this for the entire episode.]]
** Against Shura of the Capricorn:
--> '''Shiryu''': Now that I have broken your left arm, you cannot use your attack anymore!
--> *Shura rises his other arm*
--> *RecordNeedleScratch*
--> '''Shiryu''': ... Unless you use your right arm. Fuck.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim : Pisces Aphrodite.
--> '''Seiya''' : Boy or girl ?
--> '''Shun''' : Boy.
--> '''Seiya''' : Oh well, looks like [[SuddenlySexuality I switched sides]].
--> ''Later in the episode''
--> '''Seiya''' (seduced) : Good Lord, he's so pretty! It's pure EyeCandy ! If you look "magnificent" in a thesaurus, there is no description, just his picture !
** Funnily enough, [[CampGay Shun]] is utterly immune to Aphrodite's look because he looks like a girl.
* EvilGloating: The Gemini Saint and the Great Pope never zip it, making his gloating both evil and stupid. Great example after [[spoiler: he trapped Hyoga and Shun in a parallel dimension]] :
--> '''Gemini Saint''': You'll never escape this parallel dimension created by the team who made Film/{{Tron}}! All your hopes are flying away... [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Oh, and Hyoga too.]] He'll drift in this dimension forever... Unless he manages to land in another of the twelve Temples, but he's gotta be a lucky son-of-a-gun for that! And you're now going to join him, Shun, like a neon pink Sputnik. Oh, by the way, it takes a little while to start, so it would be great if you don't do anything for the next 20 minutes, thank you.
* EvilIsHammy: The Great Pope, big time.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan : Hyoga vs. Camus of the Aquarius, second round.
--> '''Hyoga''' : I'm not the same as I once used to be... earlier this afternoon.
* FailedASpotCheck : All the gold saints are guilty of this, lampshaded by Aiolia:
--> '''Old master''' : The pope impersonator is actually the Gemini saint, Saga.
--> '''Aiolia''' : Saga? the gold saint who disappeared at the same time the Great Pope showed up with a different size, voice and hair color?
--> '''Old master''' : Yes!
--> '''Aiolia''' : Who would have believe that?
* FridgeLogic : In-universe example.
-->'''Shiryu (to [[TheSociopath Cancer Deathmask]])''' : No, seriously, why did they give [[ObviouslyEvil you]] a gold cloth ? [[NamesTorunAwayFromReallyFast Your name is Deathmask]], [[CreepySouvenir you decorate your house with corpses]] [[EverybodyHatesHades and your attack is called the Hades Wave !]] Are those who give armors stupid or something ?
-->'''Cancer Deathmask''' : Indeed, that's a pertinent question...
* GenreSavvy: Shiryu.
--> '''Shiryu''': *while Seiya tries to call the Sagittarius cloth, thinking it will allow him to wear it while it's really pointing its arrow at him* No, Seiya, the [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] are [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]]!
--> '''Hyoga''' and his speech about hope and friendship, lampshaded by Shiryu and Seiya as "the most terrifying attack of the Shounen Manga Hero"
* GilliganCut : kind of.
--> '''Hyoga''': (after being hit by milo's scarlet needle) This sting will be the last one! I carefully observed your technique, and everyone knows a same attack never work twice on a knight.
--> '''Milo''': Scarlet Needle!
--> '''Milo''': Scarlet Needle!!
--> '''Milo''': Scarlet Needle!!!
--> (Hyoga is blown accross the room and now lay on the ground)
--> '''Milo''': [[SlasherSmile Sorry]], what were you saying?
* GratuitousSpanish: Shura peppers his sentences with some spanish words here and there, culminating in a magnificent "Pedazo de hijo de la gran puta!" [[note]] very roughly : "You fucking son of a bitch!"[[/note]] when [[spoiler: Shiryu uses the Ultimate Dragon, sending himself and Shura in outer space.]]
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The heroes -[[CampGay bar Shun]]- play it often, adding "in complete frienship" at the end of every sentence they find suspicious.
--> '''Hyoga'''[[note]]talking about Shun[[/note]] : Risking his life, he stuck to me, he craddled me, he petted me, he squeezed me tight on his heart... And all this in complete friendship.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Seiya during his fight with Saga:
-->'''Saga''': Come on, Pegasus, you can't possibly be stupid enough to think you can defeat me with this attack!
-->'''Seiya''': [[IdiotHero Obviously you don't know me]]!
* HypocriticalHumor : Seyar during a flashback.
--> '''Kid!Seyar''' : They keep on saying eastern people can't become knights and wear sacred armors ! I'm sick of those homosexual moussaka eaters and their prejudices !
* KilledMidSentence: Shaka when Ikki [[TakingYouWithMe is about to use his self-destruct move on him]].
--> '''Shaka''': Do I at least have something to say about this? No, becau-
--> *atomic explosion*
** It is also the gimmick of Ban of the Lionet, a background character (because of this, his sign and even his name are never told within the abridged series).
--> '''Jabu''': Jabu, Saint of the Unicorn!
--> '''Nachi''': Nachi, Saint of the Wolf !
--> '''Geki''': Geki, Saint of the Bear!
--> '''Ban''': And me, I am-
--> '''Jabu''': Yeah, and we'll beat you down!
* KneelBeforeZod: Parodied with Shaka and Ikki.
-->'''Shaka''': Now kneel before me!
-->'''Ikki''': You think I don't see where you're going, you disgusting pervert?
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: In the final episode, Saga explains to Seiya how he intends to use Athena's shield and staff to overthrow Hades in the Underworld, Poseidon in the Sea, and the Care Bears in the Sky.
* LeeroyJenkins: Invoked against Shaka of the Virgo. Shiryu and Shun try to just go around him silently while he's meditating, but Seiya just jumps him without a second thought while screaming the trope.
* MemeticLoser: In-universe example with the Silver Saints.
-->'''Seiya''': The last one arrived is a Silver Saint!
* MrFanservice: Hyoga.
--> '''Shun''': *as Hyoga is thrown in a parallel dimension by the Gemini Saint* No! Hyoga, if you're gone, we won't have any female viewers anymore! [[CampGay Not that it bothers me]]. BUT STILL!
** Also, Shiryu during his fight against Shura:
-->'''Shura''': Let's please the Señoritas, shall we? (cuts Shiryu's cloth apart, leaving him shirtless. Cue a shot of fangirls squeeing histerically).
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Pisces Aphrodite's roses:
-->'''Aphrodite''' (after turning invisible): Yes, my roses allow me to do that as well... I won't lie to you, I am just as surprised about it as you are.
* NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion: In a short video, Shun asks his companions why they are here and Seiyar starts to answer philosophically.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Great Pope[=/=]Saga spends most of the series doing few things beside [[OrcusOnHisThrone sitting on his throne]], ChewingTheScenery and [[EvilGloating gloating about how evil and diabolical he is]]. When Seiya actually get to him, however, he [[CurbStompBattle easily makes both him and Ikki bit the dust]].
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Shiryû, when a picture of him sleeping next to Kiki pops up at the end of the first episode.
--> '''Shiryû''': I Uh... This image is taken out of context!
* ObviouslyEvil: Deathmask. Lampshaded, by Shiryu, as seen in the FridgeLogic entry.
** Also lampshaded with the Great Pope:
-->'''Ikki''' (To Shaka): Why does someone like you serves someone as malevolent as the Great Pope?
-->'''Shaka''': Oh, so ''just'' because he [[TheDreaded terrorizes men and women]], [[MalevolentMaskedMan wears a creepy mask]] and [[EvilLaugh ends all his sentences with a sardonic laugh]], that makes him evil? ({{Beat}}) Well, sure, when you put it that way.... O, forget it!
* OhCrap: From Saga in the last episode.
--> '''Saga''': What does it changes ? You're just one of the Knights of the Zodiacs. You'll never defeat an anime BigBad like me.
--> '''Saori''': That's your mistake, Saga. Because the Original version is named ... SaintSeiya !
--> '''Saga''' : SaintSeiya ? But then that means he's ... TheHero ?
--> '''Ikki''': Okay ! [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Music please]] *cue Pegasus Fantasy playing in the background*
--> '''Saga''': I ain't gonna lie, [[ThisIsGonnaSuck I'm ''way'' less arrogant now !]].
* OnlySaneMan: Hyoga and Shiryû have shades of it. ''Shades''.
* PsychopathicManchild: The Pope verges between this and ForTheEvulz. The reason why he killed Shun's master ? [[spoiler: He refused to come to his birthday party.]]
* {{Pun}}: Ripe with them. They're all in French, so they're pretty hard to translate correctly, but one of the easiest is:
--> '''Shiryu''': Knight of the Cancer, you make me sick!
--> '''Cancer Deathmask''': [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Oh yeah, nobody ever told me that one.]]
* SoftspokenSadist: Milo, when he isn't getting hammy with his Scarlet Needle.
--> '''Milo''': Yes, I let you live so you can face thousands of horrors, endure a thousand of pains, see your loved ones die in front of you one by one and finally, die a horrible and painful death. Isn't it... Exciting?
--> *Beat*
--> '''Hyoga''': ...Sadist.
--> '''Milo (with an amused voice)''': *chuckle* Yeah, I know.
* ShoutOut: To Franchise/TombRaider, Manga/{{Naruto}}, OnePiece, AiShiteNight, Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly, and many, many more...
* ShutUpHannibal: Ikki delivers a particularly epic one to Shaka after suffering an attack intended to send him in Hell:
-->'''Shaka''': So, my friend, in which Hell did you fall?
-->'''Ikki''': In the ''shut the Hell up''! ([[TalkToTheFist attacks him]])
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Seiya is called "Seiyar" like in the French dub of the series. The original dubbers probably felt a name ending in "a" was too girly.
--> '''Shaka''' : Let's open the Six Realms of the Mepensi... Me... Er, wait- of the Metspems... Oh, screw it ! Let's open the Six Realms !
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Used by the Pope during the flashback about Aioros and Athena escape.
--> '''Pope''': Help! Gards! There's a traitor in the Sanctuary and I swear it's not me!
* TakingYouWithMe: Ikki does that to Shaka:
--> '''Shun''': Don't do that, Ikki, you're gonna blow up!
--> '''Shaka''': Yeah, don't do that, Ikki, you're gonna blow up!
--> '''Ikki''': That's the purpose!
--> '''Shaka''': Oh, okay then. WHAT?!
* TalkToTheFist : Camus to Hyoga, in his house, closing an [[SpaghettiWestern Ennio Morricone montage]].
--> '''Camus''': [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly When you have to fight, fight, don't talk]].
* TemptingFate: Seiya does this when leaving Saga's good side behind:
-->'''Seiya''': And don't you ''dare'' turn evil while I have my back turned!
** Saga himself does it later:
-->'''Saga''' (having just defeated Ikki): And now, I will just kill Pegasus, who couldn't have possibly seized the occasion to... (notices Seiya is gone) [[{{Angrish}} SON OF A BITCH]]! WHERE DID HE GO?!
* TransparentCloset: Shun. He tries to act straight, but fools no one.
-->'''Shun's Master''': I was referring to your secret about your incredibly powerful cosmos.
-->'''Shun''': Oh, sorry! I thought you mean my secret about me being gay!
-->'''Shun's Master''': Is that supposed to be a secret?
* StrangerBehindTheMask: Played for laugh with the Great Pope:
-->'''Seiya''' (after the Great Pope's DramaticUnmask): Oh my God! You are someone we never saw before! You bastard, you hide your game well- Ee, Wait! You are someone we never saw before?!
-->'''Great Pope''': Yeah, I don't get either why the writers were so obsessed with hiding my face until the finale. I mean, do I have something in my teeth, or what?
* UnexplainedRecovery: Played for laugh with Shaka.
-->'''Mu''': Shaka?! Didn't you get atomized?
-->'''Shaka''': Yeah, but I got better.
* UnhandThemVillain : Seiya, when facing Aldebaran of the Taurus [[note]] the original conversation is in French, thus the expressions are not exactly the same[[/note]]
--> *Seiya is lying on the ground, while Aldebaran towers him*
--> '''Seiya''': Put the foot down!
--> *Aldebaran tries to crush him under his foot*
--> '''Seiya''': You didn't have to take it litterally! :[[note]] there's another pun in french, by the way[[/note]]
* [[VillainsOutShopping Villains Out Drowning]]: During a violent storm, Mu looks at the Pope's temple and wonders "what evil schemes the Pope is planning". Cut to a shot of the Pope slowly submerging himself into his bathtub with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TOkKttTkpo the drowning music from Sonic]].
--> '''Pope''' *In a panicked tone*: Help, we're being flooded! I'm drowning, I'm blblblblbl-
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