Characters: Saint Seiya Asgard Saga Characters
Voiced by: Mitsuko Horie (JP)
- Annoying Laugh: Because she's evil now!
- Big Good: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold.
- Blade on a Stick: Evil Hilda has a normal blade.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She is possessed by the Nibelungen Ring (controlled by Poseidon) after rejecting his offer, and sets her sights on world domination in the name of Odin.
- Break the Cutie: As her body was taken over, her mind was trapped into the Ring of the Nibelungs and continuously mindraped into watching her warriors die.
- The Bus Came Back: She reappears in Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold. Having fallen under some strange illness, Hilda prays for Lyfia to save Asgard by defeating Andreas and stopping his evil schemes.
- Dark Is Evil: Evil Hilda wears black and red dress.
- Dark Messiah / Lady of War: As Odin's representative on Earth and the priestess of Asgard, she became this when she got Brainwashed and Crazy and started waging war against Athena.
- Evil Costume Switch: From a sweet Woman in White to a regal Woman in Black.
- Manipulative Bitch
- Princesses Rule: Her parents are never seen and she governs effectively. Certainly, by averting the queen title, being called a princess emphasize she was a kind person before being Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Villains Out Shopping: Tends to her garden, feeds her crows, etc.
Voiced by: Maria Kawamura (JP)
- The Bus Came Back: She reappears in Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold as cameo.
- Defector from Decadence: Freya detected a dark change in the personality of her sister, as Hilda had been noted for her kindness and compassion.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has long blonde hair.
- Plucky Girl
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Her belt and Hair Decorations.
- Ship Tease: With Hagen and Hyoga. Tha last becomes the reason of Hagen's jealousy and rage.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the Spanish dub, she's called Flehr. The french version also interpreted Freya as Flare which got translated to Flame.
- Token Good Teammate: Become this when Hilda turn evil.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To her childhood friend Hagen. She asks Hagen to help the Saints of Athena, in order to save her sister, but this enrages him, as he thinks Hyoga has convinced Freya to turn against Asgard and attack both.
- Woman in White: Wears a white dress.
Alpha Dubhe Siegfried
Voiced by: Akira Kamiya (JP)
- Achilles' Heel: The weak spot on his back.
- Anti-Villain: He is a noble and good warrior, loyal to Hilda. Seiya tells Hilda that she was under control of the Nibelung ring, but, unfortunately, Siegfried does not believe it and considers his words are absurd.
- Badass: Took on all the main Bronzies simultaneously in a brutal curbstomp. Shiryu almost resorted to Rozan Kōryūha but was stopped by Shura's spirit because it would have destroyed the Odin Sapphire. It was only after getting beaten brutally that Shiryu was able to find Siegfried's weakness that Seiya was able to change the tides of the battle. Even than, Siegfried still had such stamina and power that when Sorrento appeared, Siegfried not only pierced his ears in an attempt to nullify Sorrento's Dead End Symphony but was actually able to come within melee distance despite his injuries from Seiya. He even got pierced through the heart by Sorrento but Siegfried had the reserves and willpower to gather his cosmos and take Sorrento with him in a suicide attack similar to Shiryu's Rozan Koryuha. Sorrento would have died in the attack if he didn't use illusions to weaken Siegfried's grip enough to pull out his flute and play music to make Siegfried lose control and let go off him.
- Blood Bath: His namesake from the Nibelungenlied slayed a dragon and bathed in its blood, making himself invulnerable, but at that very moment a tiny leaf falls on his back (coincidentally over his heart), preventing that bit of skin from being touched by the blood, and therefore making that spot the only part of his body that can be dealt a mortal blow. Therefore, the God Warrior Siegfried inherited his destiny, invulnerability and weaknesses.
- Bodyguard Crush: Siegfried loved Hilda secretly in his heart, and vowed to protect her with his life.
- The Dragon: No pun intended.
- Evil Counterpart: Blatantly intended to be Shiryu's counterpart, with the dragon-like armor and Achilles' Heel.
- Heel-Face Turn and Redemption Equals Death: When Siren Sorento, one of the Poseidon's mariner general, appeared and tells how as Polaris Hilda was changed by the Nibelungen Ring, Siegfried, full of anger, faces Sorrento and tries to kill him in the same way Dragon Shiryu did with Capricorn Shura. However, Sorrento escapes and survived the attack, but not Siegfried, who died in the process.
- Honor Before Reason / My Master, Right or Wrong: He noticed that Hilda had changed, becoming more aggressive and power hungry soon after. He was additionally warned by Freya that a drastic change had come over the priestess of Asgard. Siegfried didn't believe Freya and, despite Hilda's altered personality, he remained loyal to her.
- Nigh Invulnerable: As mentioned above inherited from his namesake the invulnerability.
- Taking You with Me: To Siren Sorento. Does not work.
Merak Beta Hagen
Voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP)
- Animal Motifs: Horse.
- An Ice Person and Magma Man: Dominates both the cold as heat.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Not evil per se, but quite the dick.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Has blonde hair and dark skin.
- Home Field Advantage: He lures Hyoga inside of the magma cavern where he trained. The former being an ice warrior ends up at terrible disadvantage against the fire tempered Hagen.
- Never My Fault: He blames Hyoga for having "manipulated" Freya and attack them both.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Freya.
- Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: Hagen, dominated by jealousy, did not hesitate to attack even Freya with all his might.
- Yandere: For Freya, and he wants to Murder the Hypotenuse in regards to Hyoga.
Phecda Gamma Thor
Voiced By: Yusaku Yara (JP)
- Animal Motifs: Snake (Jormungand)
- An Axe to Grind: Thor uses twin axes named 'Mjolnir'.
- Dual Wielding: Two axes.
- Badass Beard
- Gentle Giant: Is actually this deep down.
- Honor Before Reason: He noticed the change in Hilda, and acknowledges with his dying breath that Seiya was right and the Saints are probably the only ones who can restore Hilda.
- Just Like Robin Hood: His backstory. Owner of a kind heart, the giant Thor shared his food with poor families in Asgard. One day, he was attacked by castle guards who wounded him in the arm. Suddenly Polaris Hilda appears, asking his subordinates to stop attacking and heal him.
- Meaningful Name: His named on the famous thunder god of Norse Mythology.
- The Brute: For the God Warriors of Asgard.
Megrez Delta Alberich
Voiced By: Shigeru Nakahara (JP)
- Combat Pragmatist: Since he has a weak body but quite versatile powers, he uses those and his knowledge without any mercy.
- Crystal Prison: A nasty version. He can summon the "Amethyst Sealed" —an attack that sends shards of amethyst flying from his body and towards the enemy, encasing him or her in a shell of translucent gemstone. If they're not freed, victims will be robbed of their lifeforce, and eventually become skeletons trapped in amethyst. And the only way to really free them is to kill Alberich himself. That almost happens to Marin and later Seiya, and Shiryu has to save them both via fighting Alberich to the death.
- Evil Genius: His intelligence has caused some tensions with peers and Hilda herself, who had asked him to work for the joy of others, and not for selfish desires.
- Evil Redhead: Has red hair and is the most evil of Warriors Gods of Asgard.
- Flaming Sword: Megrez has a sword that comes together with his armor and has a flame of it's own. He can control these flames and can shred and burn all before them.
- Glass Cannon: Is basically the God Warrior version of this, because of his weak body. Even Silver Saints like Marin can inflict severe punishment on him.
- Genre Savvy: One of his ancestors fought a Greek Saint, and Alberich uses his notes to fight the current saints. And almost wins.
- Green Thumb: The attack Nature Unity. It is considered one of the most powerful and appealing techniques in the anime series. With this, Alberich can manipulate the spirits of nature as he wishes and can use them to attack or to defend himself. Any form of nature that he is close to a radius of several meters is to be fully controlled.
- Manipulative Bastard: He was the only God Warrior who harbored a secret ambition to dominate Asgard. He immediately noticed the change in Hilda and its origin, yet he only stood without doing anything, letting the situation progress until actual open war, so that he could accomplish is goal of collecting the seven Odin Sapphires to kill Hilda himself with the Balmung sword.
- Meaningful Name: Is named after the dwarf Alberich from the Niebelungen.
- No Ontological Inertia: When he dies, his crystal prisons are dispelled.
- Secret Keeper: Assymetric, as he was the only Asgard saint who knew Hilda was Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Weak, but Skilled: Despite his apparent weakness, he defeated Marin, Seiya and Hyoga.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair.
Alioth Epsilon Phenrir
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (JP)
- Animal Motifs: Wolf obviously. (Fenrir)
- Break the Cutie: His backstory. Fenrir was the son of one of the most powerful and rich families in Asgard. One day, when he and his family went hunting, they were attacked by a bear. Abandoned by humans but saved by wolves, he started to live with them, adopting their lifestyle and developing a deep hatred towards humans. Which leads him to cross the Despair Event Horizon and become a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: To Shiryu.
- Canine Companion: A whole pack of wolves.
- Fallen Prince: He was the son of one of the most powerful and rich families in Asgard.
- Freudian Excuse: He hates and mistrust humans because after his parents were killed by a gain bear, he was abandoned by other humans, being rescued by a pack of wolves.
- Not Good with People: A rather extreme case, bordering on Misanthrope Supreme. His loyalty and care for his wolf pack is absolute, but he hates humans with a burning passion.
- Raised by Wolves: Literally.
- Wild Child: Living with wolves, he adopting their life style.
- Wolverine Claws: His Northern Wolf Pack Claws. Fenrir concentrates his Cosmo in his fists, which then appears to sharpen the claws on his armor, which he uses as a medium when throwing his fists at the speed of light, projecting his claws, ripping through the opponent's body and causing injuries similar to a wolf's claws.
Mizar Zeta Syd
Voiced By: Yuu Mizushima (JP)
- Always Someone Better: For his twin Alcor.
- Animal Motifs: Tigers.
- An Ice Person: His first attack Viking Tiger Claw producing a slight freezing effect in the body of his enemy. In Syd's strongest technique Blue Impulse, after lifting and opening his arms, icebergs appear to his back as a sort of big blue atom is created from his Odin Sapphire, which is released after breaking the ice.
- Cain and Abel: And maybe one of the most tragic cases ever, as he always knew who Bud was and genuinely cared for him, but could never tell him that he did..
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He faces off with a few of the minor Bronze Saints, dispatching Jabu, Ban, Nachi, Ichi and Geki with a flick of the hand.
- Separated at Birth: Bud was abandoned by his parents at birth to be raised by a peasant couple. Syd recognized him when they were children and realized their fate as twins.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.
Alcor Zeta Bud
Voiced By: Yuu Mizushima (JP)
- An Ice Person: Uses a similar attack to his brother. Far more powerful though.
- Animal Motifs: White tiger Byakko, in opposition to Phoenix Ikki as Suzaku.
- Big Brother Instinct: He'll probably deny it too.
- Cain and Abel Subverted. He only think to be Cain to Syd.
- Fallen Prince
- Freudian Excuse: See Separated at Birth.
- Mysterious Protector: Took out Aldebaran to protect his brother. He denied it, though.
- Separated at Birth: Bud was abandoned by his parents at birth to be raised by a peasant couple. Syd recognized him when they were children and realized their fate as twins.
- Tsundere: Tries hard to deny that he has any feelings towards Syd. Goes batshit when Ikki sees through him and uses his powers to prove it.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, just like his brother.
Benethosh Eta Mime
Voiced By: Yuji Mitsuya (JP)
- Abusive Parents: His adoptive father Volker abused him because he preferred to play the harp rather than fighting. See Self-Made Orphan for more info.
- Badass: Easily beats Shun within an inch of his life, and gave such a hell of a fight to Ikki that he collapsed from exhaustion afterwards.
- Badass Pacifist: Initially Shun could not use their chains to attack, because they did not recognize Mime as an enemy.
- Expy: To Lyra Orpheus of the first Saint Seiya movie. He uses the exact same soundtrack.
- Freudian Excuse: See Abusive Parents.
- Magic Music: Mime can use his harp to create illusions of himself playing the harp, deceiving the enemy, before proceeding to unleash insanely fast blows only shown as white rays of energy.
- Musical Assassin: His attack Stringer Requiem. Mime plays his harp, and several strings of Razor Floss are fired at his opponent. The strings begin to strangle the opponent. Mime plays the harp while the sound waves of music, make your opponent has an unbearable pain. When the music reaches the last chord, the opponent dies.
- Self-Made Orphan: He snaps when Volker tells him that he murdered his biological parents and kills him. Little did he know, though, that it was a part of Volker's Thanatos Gambit: he wanted to both atone for the accidental killing of Mime's family and die in battle instead of his long-time illness, so he put on a Jerk Ass Facade for many years. In reality he always loved Mime like a son, and once risked his own life to get him medical attention, but due to his honor issues he could never show it.
- Razor Floss: He is prone to laying down these around the environment as traps, as well as send them flying towards his opponents to entangle them. Note that his harp's strings are strong, and sharp enough, to crack and cut through solid rock, as well as Bronze Cloths and the very human skin of the Saints wearing them. These also saved him from a very nasty death at the hands of Shun's Nebula Storm.
Soul of Gold
- Badass Long Robe
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Despite being on the recieving end of an arrow and having said arrow go right through his eye socket not only it still is fully functional; it only left a couple scars.
- Turns out that the arrow is completely entered in the his left eye.
- Big Bad: The central antagonist of the series.
- Dark Messiah: Wants to revive Yggdrasil but bringing upon The End of the World as We Know It as a result.
- Demonic Possession: Loki did this to him in the past.
- Evil Overlord: Got into power after Hilda fell sick.
- Evil Plan: He reveals that his true objective is to nurture the fruit of Yggdrasil using the Gold Cloths' power, and because of that he manipulated Lyfia into reviving the Gold Saints.
- Evil Red Head: Has long red hair.
- Eye Scream: Double subverted. Initially he seems not to have been damaged by Aiolos arrow. Turns out that the arrow is completely entered in the his left eye.
- Green Thumb: He has control over Yggdrassil's roots and branches.
- Light Is Not Good
- More Than Mind Control: Loki is using him to revive himself through Yggdrasil. Once several Gold Saints appear to disrupt the plan Andreas gets possessed by Loki.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Appearing as a nice and gentle man to the villagers.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: See the Dark Messiah entry.
Frodi of Gullinbursti
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Badass Cape
- Childhood Friends: With Lyfia. He become a God warrior in order to be able to protect her.
- Cool Sword: Siegschwert, which also serves as a Flechette Storm and Stormof Blades all in one.
- The Dragon: If not the leader of the new God Warriors, he'll definitely be this to Andreas.
- Heel-Face Turn: After Lyfia is killed by Utgard, he defects from the side of the God Warriors by letting Aiolia go and fighting against Utgard.
- The Rival: To Aiolia since episode 1.
Fafner of Nidhogg
- The Evil Genius: He's seen experimenting with the roots of Yggdrasil.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Deathmask, knowing that he can't kill Fafner or else Helena's siblings will die, traps his body in the Yomotsu Hirasaka, the entrance to the world of the dead, instead, leaving the bastard between life and death for all of eternity.
- For the Evulz: Is considered the most vicious and cruel God Warrior.
- Gonk: The ugliest of the God Warriors.
- Jerkass: Which makes his final fate at the hands of Deathmask all the more satisfying.
- Mad Scientist: Fafner is willingly using anything or anyone to use in his experimentations, even humans.
Heracles of Tanngrisnir
- Badass Armfold
- The Brute: The strongest and the largest of the seven God Warriors.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Heracles fought Aldebaran twice during the series. Both times, Aldebaran outmatched him.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Tried to use this to stop Aldebaran from destroying the statue that he's guarding. It didn't work.
- Evil Counterpart: Towards Aldebaran, right down to using the same pose as him.
- Ignored Epiphany: Realizes he had lost his way during his final batle with Aldebaran, but chooses to die fighting against him anyways.
Sigmund of Grane
- BFS / Whip Sword: Concept artwork of his sword shows that yes, it's pretty big and it can bend in a way that resembles a dragon's tail.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeated by Saga. To put this into perspective, Saga heavily damaged Sigmund's God Robe with a casual unnamed attack as well as being unable to mount a significant enough offensive against the Gold Saint throughout their entire battle.
- Heel-Face Turn: Once his brother's spirit, through his God Robe, and Saga convince him that vengeance is not what Siegfried would have wanted.
- It's Personal: He's Siegfried's older brother and considers him a victim of the war between Athena and Poseidon.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red towards Surt's Blue.
- Revenge Before Reason: He knew how Siegfried died, but blames both Athena and Poseidon for his death anyway.
Surt of Eikþyrnir
- Affably Evil: His treatment of Camus and his open trust towards him.
- Combat Pragmatist: Had no qualms about setting a trap for Milo, knowing his duel with Camus would result in a stalemate.
- Dead Little Sister: As a result of Camus's training causing an avalanche.
- Flaming Sword: His weapon is a sword with a blue flame.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue towards Sigmund, ironically.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was a Childhood Friend of Camus' and they got along very well. The accidental death of his sister by Camus' hand became his Start of Darkness.
- Villainous Friendship: With Camus.
Balder of Hraesvelgr
- A God I Am: Thinks himself to have become one once he bargained with a god for power. Shaka puts him in his place very quickly.
- Evil Counterpart: Towards Shaka.
- Instant Runes: One of his powers. He can channel two of the major Nordic Runes.
- Immortality: Is said to be immortal.
- Lack of Empathy: Lost his ability to empathize with others when he became immortal.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: His actual power. Broken when Shaka finally takes off the gloves and uses his Tenbu Hōrin to break the spell.
- Mercy Kill: Once his immortality backfires and he experiences every single wound he's sustained with his body over the years, Shaka promptly activates his Tenbu Hōrin and removes his sense of touch to spare him the pain.
- Mystical White Hair
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: His name is from Balder, the son of Odin in Norse mythology.
Utgardar of Garmr
- Good All Along: Utgardar was aware of Loki's plot the whole time, thus he took his own life and turned into an Einherjar himself to conceal the Odin Robe inside his own body, which is found by Frodi when he defeated him.
- Mysterious Past: No one knows a thing about him or where he came from.
- Meaningful Name: Utgardar is most likely named after Utgarda-Loki, the ruler of the castle Útgarðr in Jötunheimr in the mythology.
- Undying Loyalty: To Odin. Even when he was resurrected as one of the Einherjar, he remains loyal to Odin by hiding the aforementioned god's God Robe from the Big Bad of the series and allowing Aiolia to use it later on.