Characters: Saint Seiya Gold Saints

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     Aries Mu 

Voiced By: Kaneto Shiozawa and Takumi Yamazaki (JP)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: 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?
  • Animal Motifs: The Ram.
  • Badass: In the Hades Saga he starts off against five dead Gold Saints.
  • Barrier Warrior: Crystal Wall. Mu creates a transparent, glass-like barrier made of psycho-power, between himself and an object. The strength of the wall is dependent on Mu's cosmos level; at 100%, it is nearly unbreakable to almost all but Mu's mentor who taught him the technique, Aries Shion.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: 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.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Shiryu.
  • The Blacksmith: The only one who can repair the Saint's Cloths.
  • Calling Your Attacks: 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.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Not to Aphrodite's level but equal with Shaka, his Adaptation Dye-Job also didn't help because its PINK!
  • The Blacksmith: Pretty much the only one who can fix Saint Clothes. But is necessary the blood of a saint.
  • Facial Markings: Two on his forehead.
  • Foil: Towards Aldebaran.
    "I am a man of thoughts, before jumping in to the action, I need to know the reason, so that my companions can safely jump into action."
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Left Sanctuary due to the Pope.
  • Guile Hero: Not to Shaka levels, but he can still manipulate his enemies well when given the chance.
  • Hermit Guru: Introduced as a hermit that living in Jamir with the power to repair Cloths.
  • Human Subspecies: He's Lemurian.
  • Last Stand: Against Radamanthys at Hades' castle.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: To Kiki.
  • Nice Guy: One of the most benevolent characters in the series, Mu is very supportive to the Bronze Saints and to Athena.
  • Overranked Soldier: A Gold Saint at seven years old.
  • Psychic Powers: From basic Teleportation to advanced telekinesis, Mu is revered as a premiere psychic user among even those outside of Sainthood.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Named after Mu, theoretical lost continent that supposedly was in between Asia/Australia and the Americas.
  • Talk to the Fist: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, he attacked Fafner with his psychic powers while the other was trying to do his evil monologue.
  • Tranquil Fury: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold's episode 6, he's still frustrated and angry over Milo's death. He warned the foot soldiers about how he might not be able to contain himself but Fafner is fair game.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink/lilac hair in the anime.

     Taurus Aldebaran 
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In his manga, Kurumada gave Aldebaran very long blonde hair. In the anime adaptation his hair was dark brown and since his back wasn't often visible, the length of his hair sometimes varied.
  • Animal Motifs: The Bull.
  • Badass Armfold: His battle stance (with crossed arms) allowed him to attack and defend at the same time. See pic!
  • The Big Guy: The biggest and tallest Gold Saint.
    • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: He is usually hit with the Worf Effect just to prove a point how serious the menace du jour is. But while he was revealed to have survived in the anime Filler Asgard Arc, he went and bought the big one in the Hades Saga. Though not without making his death a Crowning Moment of Awesome due to a time-delayed Taking You with Me for the opponent who did him in, and who didn't even realize he was already a corpse until it was pointed out to him that he hadn't survived Aldebaran's final attack.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Has bushy eyebrows.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • But Not Too Black: In the anime.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Great Horn: Consists on breaking his defensive posture and sends two waves of massive cosmo toward his enemy.
  • Defiant to the End
  • Emotional Bruiser: Unlike most of the characters, Aldebaran is often depicted as a friendly guy, laughing and being less serious in times of peace.
  • Foil: Towards Mu.
    "I've never been a man who thinks a lot on the long run, I just go along with my emotions and let the others to do the thinking."
  • Gentle Giant: In a flashback in the anime version of the Hades Saga, he is shown to awkwardly accept the gift of a flower from an unnamed small girl.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Against Seiya, Syd and Bud, Sorrento and his killer, Deep Niobe, essentially against everyone he ever fought. Though very much downplayed (see Worf Effect below).
  • Nice Guy: When off-duty.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: His Taurus Gold Cloth somewhat has darker shade of yellowish gold than any other Gold Cloths. More distinctive in classic 80's anime since it looks more like orange. Averted when it transforms into God Cloth in Soul of Gold, where Taurus Cloth has same shade of bright yellowish gold like other Gold God Cloths.
  • Overranked Soldier: Earned his Gold Cloth at age seven.
  • Stellar Name: Aldebaran is one of the stars in the constellation of Taurus.
  • The Worf Effect: Played straight..... Or so it seems. 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). However it is averted when its revealed Syd did not land a single blow on Aldebaran and it took a sucker punch from Syd to KO the Taurus Saint, Sorrento and Niobe used hax spells to weaken Aldebaran stealthily before taking him headon. Sorrento admits that Aldebaran is so strong that had he fought Sorrento before he cast his weakening spell, Aldebaran would have won. Deep Niobe was quite pathetic in that despite killing Aldebaran, Aldebaran executed a final counterattack that KILLED NIOBE and was so powerful Niobe didn't even realize he was already dead.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Takes this to the extreme in Hades with his body continuing to protect his House long after he has been killed.

     Gemini Saga 

     Cancer Deathmask 
  • Animal Motifs: The Crab.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice if you count the movie, Legend of Crimson Youth movie.
  • Blood Knight: He loves to fight, and he doesn't care if he kills innocent people, although that changes in Soul of Gold.
  • Black and Grey Morality: He believes that justice is not a real concept and is just a name given to the will of the stronger, since those with power can force their wills on the weak and call it fair.
  • Break the Haughty: Losing to Shiryu and being abandoned by the Cancer Cloth brought him down from his high horse in Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold. He even accepts he's the weakest among the Gold Saints.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Shiryu accused him of even killing little children, he smirked, shrugged and replied, "Who knows? Maybe they were in the wrong place at the wrong time."
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • Seki Shiki Meikai Ha (Dark World Waves): It's an attack that allows Deathmask to remove the soul of his victims and send them to the Underworld. It takes the form of a spiral.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Since his first appearance, he was depicted as a very sadistic and malevolent man who used his power as he wanted without bending to Athena's will.
  • Deadpan Snarker: During Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold:
    Death Mask: (Death Mask sensing Milo and Camus fighting) Gold Saints never are on the same page. Some things never change. That time in the Wailing Wall was surely a miracle.
  • Dub Name Change: Mephisto in the American translation of the manga.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Much later in the story.
  • The Hedonist: After being resurrected he's seen getting wasted and pretty much doing anything he wants, considering he just died and was immediately resurrected he sees it as a reward for their sacrifice.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: During his conversation with Aioria, he says them coming back to live a normal life must have been a reward for what they did in the Wailing Wall, considering Saori went out of her way in the Hades Arc to give Seiya and co. a chance to live a normal life, he would be right in other circumstances.
  • Love Redeems: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, his concern for Helena is enough for his cloth to forgive him and allow him to wear it again. Even Deathmask himself was surprised.
  • Might Makes Right
  • Necromancy: On the walls of the his temple has his victims' faces. Deathmask can freely travel from the living dimension to the Yomotsu Hirasaka, the entrance to the world of the dead, the anteroom of the afterlife, while his plunder carnal remains in the world of alive.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: You didn't actually think his real name was Deathmask, did you?
    • Ironically, either this name is his real name or not, it can count as Meaningful Name not only in a literal way, but it's also a name of a funeral tradition.
  • Out of Character: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold where he is less evil and more goofy.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the Hades Saga, though very very later.
  • Secret Keeper: Is one the few Saints who knows the truth about the Pope Arles.
  • Social Darwinist: When he explain his reasons to Dohko.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In the Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold anime, he falls for flower seller called Helena so he decides to help her and her little brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, she dies.
  • Would Hurt a Child: And mount their faces/souls on the wall in his Temple.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Tried to kill Shunrei.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Deathmask's entire cloth left his body. Obviously, the Gold Cloth of Cancer abandoned him due to his evil deeds and more importantly, because he completely forgot what true meaning of justice was.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.

     Leo Aioria/Aiolia 

Voiced By: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP)

    Virgo Shaka 

Voiced By: Yuji Mitsuya (JP)

  • Anti-Hero: Type IV.
  • Adaptation Distillation: 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, 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.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Adverted. Shaka is indeed the only blond Gold saints who is saved from hair dye, and due to his Eyes Always Shut 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.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: 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. 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 let them win though.
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • 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): Which 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.
  • Disability Superpower: Inverted. He keeps his eyes closed to concentrate on limiting his power, and besides, everyone knows he isn't blind anyway.
  • Dissonant Serenity: AND HOW. He's calm, soft-spoken, and utterly ruthless when fighting.
  • The Dreaded: Heroes and villains alike have a healthy dose of fear for what Shaka is capable of.
    • To put this into perspective, even Hades had an Oh Crap! moment when Shaka prepared to deal with him.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Just don't tell him that.
    • It's mostly the long hair and how having his Eyes Always Shut 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 is 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.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: He lives In a setting full of Charles Atlas Superpowers but thanks to this is one of the most feared, dangerous adversaries imaginable. He can create deadly illusions that will Mind Rape enemies from miles away, send them to Hell (or Heaven!), destroy their senses rendering them comatose, and even be more dangerous dead than alive. It helps that he's the reincarnation of a Buddha.
  • Eyes Always Shut: And sweet merciful Athena, DON'T MAKE HIM OPEN THEM.
  • Facial Markings: A tilaka on his forehead.
  • Guile Hero: Isn't above manipulating his friends, fellow Saints and disciples as much as he manipulates his rivals.
  • Evil Counterpart : To Shun. Both have "female" clothes and both are reincarnations of gods
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: 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.
  • Honor Before Reason: 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.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 fans out there hear the latter part, they would think it'd refer to Shun.
    • He might be not as merciful as Shun, but of all the Gold Saints, he is the only one who ever bothered to refuse a fight and never got bored of keep giving his enemies or opponents a chance to leave first. In the manga, he refused Ikki's challenge on Death Queen Island, knocked the light out of him after he warned him to not let the evil around him take control of his soul, and will kill Ikki only if he comes before Shaka as an enemy. When Shaka confronted Aiolia in Pope's chamber, he told Aiolia to the get the HELL out (which actually was good advice, but Aiolia was so pumped up that he didn't listen). Shaka openly ignored the Bronze saints, who invaded his temple, and only attacked after Seiya attacked him first. He also gave Ikki a chance to give up the fight unharmed, 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 on, he told them to leave and killed them after they tried to attack him.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: 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.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has long blonde hair.
  • Master of Illusion: When he strikes, the enemy sees his glittering form against a breathtaking view of fantastic worlds and places within the Buddhist tradition; such illusions are a part of his technique in confusing and defeating opponents using something akin to psychological warfare.
  • Meaningful Name: The historical Buddha was called “Sakyamuni”, meaning “sage of the Sakya clan”. The Japanese transliteration of “Sakya” is “Shaka”.
  • Meditation Powerup: A brutal inversion, in that he meditates to limit his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints dread having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time and he loses only because he allows them to. By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.
  • Mind Rape: So good at it, that he is only one who can mind rape Ikki.
  • Overranked Soldier: A Gold Saint at seven years old.
  • Physical God: Because he is...
  • Reincarnation: Of a Buddha. Not the Buddha, but a Buddha, since when a person becomes enlightened, his consciousness escapes the cycle of reincarnation. The dub changes this to him being the Buddha, which results in a weird plothole when we see him talking to Siddhartha Gautama as a kid during the Hades Saga.
  • Suicide by Cop: To trigger his...
  • Thanatos Gambit: In the Hades arc. He loses to Saga, Camus and Shaka only because he allows them in order to enter the underworld undetected.
  • Tranquil Fury: In the few times he gets pissed.
  • Undeath Always Ends: What he does to any specter that crosses his path and IT IS AWESOME!
  • What Is Evil?: His "many justices exist" speech has undertones of this.

    Libra Dohko 
Old Dohko/ Dohko in his youth and during the Hades Saga.
  • Achilles in His Tent: 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.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Black hair in the manga, but dark brown in the anime.
  • Animal Motifs: Uunusual is that his symbolic creature, seen when his draws his full power, is neither the Libra nor a dragon, but a tiger.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Teacher
  • Blood Knight / Boisterous Bruiser: His first appereance in Soul of Gold has him beating people in a town's Colosseum and openly challenging anyone who wants to fight him.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He trained Shiryu, so obviously has the same attacks.
    • Rozan Hyakuryu Ha (Mount Lu One Hundred Dragons Force): Dohko's powerful ultimate attack. It takes the form of one hundred dragons, that kill the opponent.
    • Rozan Shō Ryū Ha (Rising Dragon Punch): Dohko maximum intensifies his cosmos and gives a blow with his fist or kick, the upward energy is comparable to the image of a majestic dragon which rises in the sky.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is 200 years old after all. Case in point, during his brief talk with Aldebaran, he acts as if he just doesn't care but the truth is he already knows there's a reason why they were brought and it will eventually reveal itself so there's no point in worrying too much.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Didn't trust the Pope AT ALL.
  • Hermit Guru: Face it, they hired Yoda to play him.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shion.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Was a gorgeous Dark-Skinned Redhead when young. And he still is.
  • Meaningful Name: Dohko means "child tiger". And he has a tiger tatoo on his back.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: To Shiryu. Subverted in Soul of Gold.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: With purple skin no less.
  • Multi-Melee Master: He carries around something like six couple of various weapons (including shields, spears and flails) and can share them with the other Gold Saints.
  • Old Master: To Shiryu until the Hades Saga.
  • Parental Substitute: To both Shiryu and Shunrei, an orphan girl he took on his care.
  • Psychic Powers: Dohko has shown some telekinetic abilities as well as telepathy in his old form.
  • Put on a Bus: During most of Hades: Inferno until the very end. His final appearance was along with his fellow Gold Saints to break the Wailing Wall.
  • Rank Up: The Spin Offs revealed that he once was a Bronze Saint, Dragon Dohko; promoted to Libra Dohko in time for the Holy War.
  • Really Two Hundred Years Old: Thanks to Misopheta-menos: A gift from Athena herself. It slows down Dohko's metabolism in order to extend his life span for various generations.
  • Sleep Mode Size: The Misopheta-menos has been in powersaving mode for centuries... until the beginning of Hades' saga. Then he goes from an quiet Old Master to a very handsome and very powerful Gold Saint.
  • Team Dad: Dohko wasn't able to help directly the Bronze Saints, but sent his Gold Cloth to Shiryu so he could free Cygnus Hyoga from Aquarius Camus' Freezing Coffin. He also saved Shunrei from drowning when Cancer Deathmask struck her with a telekinetic attack as a gesture to taunt Shiryu.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: 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.
  • Who Wantsto Live Forever: Not immortal, but a variety that still comes up during Soul of Gold, where he tells Aldebaran that his life should've ended 200 years ago, but still managed to live to modern times, and only after having been brought back to life, does he really feel alive.

    Scorpio Milo 
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In manga, Kurumada gave Milo blonde hair. In the anime, Milo's hair color was modified to blueish purple.
  • Animal Motifs: Scorpion.
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • 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.
    • Finishing Move: 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.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: One of the few characters in shonen that can gloat about changing sides after defeating the heroes and not after being defeated.
  • Fighting Your Friend: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, his rival is Camus after he decided to aid Asgard's God Warriors.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In the Hades Sanctuary OVA, when he tested the loyalty of Kanon.
  • Heel Realization: Upon seeing Hyoga's determination, Milo admitted his defeat and, after he stopped Hyoga's bleeding, he allowed him to go to the next House.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Since Milo fought Hyoga, he spoke to Aquarius Camus in a way that led the fans to believe they were close friends. Indeed, he and Camus are depicted as friends in "Episode G".
  • Kick the Dog: What he did in Andromeda Island, but only in the anime.
    • Would Hurt a Child (anime only): Most of the trainees that were killed on the island were children.
  • Knight Templar: He sees great importance in the pride of the Gold Saints and seems to be always ready to clean the name of his companions. Even so, he is a noble warrior who can admit defeat even against a weaker or inferior enemy.
  • Overranked Soldier: Earned his Gold Cloth at age seven.
  • Last Stand: Against Radamanthys at Hades' castle.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Camus Blue.
  • Right Makes Might: 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.
  • Secret Keeper: In the anime, he knew his old friend Aquarius Camus's real motivations and fought Hyoga because of this.
  • Slasher Smile
  • Speed Blitz: Milo's demonstration to Seiya and Shiryu about how the Light Speed of Gold Saints is more advanced than the Bronze Saints' Mach 1.
  • To the Pain: 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

    Sagittarius Aiolos 

Voiced By: Yusaku Yara (JP)

  • The Ace: Aiolos always was a paradigm of righteousness, seen as the perfect Saint and one of the two Gold Saints who could succeed Aries Shion as the next Pope of Sanctuary and the chosen one.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Twice, he was blond in the manga, had brown hair in the flashbacks of the main series and black hair in his brief return in the Hades OVA.
  • Archer Archetype: Subverted. Despite the Sagittarius Cloth being armed with a bow and a golden arrow (one of strongest weapon of the series), he uses a normal energy ball attack.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Aiolia and to Seiya, from beyond the grave.
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • Atomic Thunderbolt: Aiolos shoots a massive amount of energy balls with some electric charge. It's only showed in the Anime
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: While Shion made an appearance during the Hades Saga, surprisingly, Aiolos didn't appear till the Wailing Wall.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: In the manga.
  • Defiant to the End: He dies, but saved the infant reincarnation of Athena and ran into Mitsumasa Kido. Aiolos begged the elder Kido to become Athena's new guardian, and explained to him the travesty that had taken place at the Sanctuary. Along with other secrets, Kido learned about the existence of Athena's Saints and their Cloths.Without him, the bad guys would have won.
  • Improbable Age: Died at 14.
  • Martial Arts Headband: His characteristic red headband.
  • Light 'em Up
  • Posthumous Character: He died before the main story began. Despite his condition, Aiolos managed to help the main characters many times sending his cloth to aid them.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Also named after the Greek God of wind.
  • Pursued Protagonist: How he saves baby Athena.

    Capricorn Shura 

Voiced by: Kōji Totani(1986-2004 JP), Takeshi Kusao (2005 JP)

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Has Excalibur in his arms... and legs!!!
  • The Atoner: In Soul of Gold Shura promised Aioria he would repay him for the crime of taking away the life of his brother one day.
  • Animal Motifs: Goat
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Shiryu decides to use his more powerful and suicide attack (the "Rozan Kō Ryu Ha") to bring both in outer space and disappear together. During the ascent to the sky, they have a brief exchange that finally convinced Shura of the goodness of the Dragon, deciding to save his life giving his armor in order to get him back on Earth.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: Truly epic ones.
  • Redemption Equals Death / Villain's Dying Grace: Shiryu launches them both into orbit as a mutual kill. He has a Heel Realization and saves Shiryu from becoming space dust, dying in the process.
  • Reverse Mole: In the Hades Saga. He and the other resurrected Gold Saints was sent to the Sanctuary with the mission to make way for the real Specters and bring Hades the head of Athena. In fact they just wanted to apologize to Athena, and warn her about her armor, and only with her, Athena could defeat Hades.
  • Undeath Always Ends: in the Hades Saga.
  • Undying Loyalty: In the Anime. 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, 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.

    Aquarius Camus 

Voiced By: Rokuro Naya (1986-2004 JP), Nobutoshi Canna (2005 JP)

  • Adaptation Distillation: Due to the Crystal Saint being Hyoga's teacher, Camus came off as more of a one-dimensional jerk in the anime.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He was a redhead in the manga, but the anime gave him dark blue hair.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice if you count the movie, Legend of Crimson Youth movie.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Diamond Dust: He sends bursts of cosmos into the air to cool it (possibly to draw air moisture) before unleashing a focus burst of cosmos that will freeze his opponents.
    • 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Hyoga Subverted painfully, it was a Jerk Ass Facade
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted in the manga. Quite literally, too, since not only does he preach emotional detachment, but his powers are based on ice too.
  • French Jerk: See the I Did What I Had to Do entry.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Happens the first time he uses his Aurora Execution against Hyoga.
  • Jerkass Façade: Towards Hyoga. It doesn't end well.
  • Human Popsicle: His freezing coffin.
  • Hypocrite: In the classic series, Camus says to Hyoga that emotions and feelings are an obstacle. In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold all his actions are driven by feelings and he sides with the God Warriors, because of a promise he made to Surt after accidentally killing his little sister in an avalanche.
  • Knight Templar: Camus is a cold looking Saint, since he believes the Gold Saint, as the strongest among Athena's guards, should never show exasperation or it would draw the people into despair.
  • An Ice Person: Camus, unlike the other Gold Saints, specialized his Cosmo energy not in create power by the movement of atoms, but by stopping the same movement. Due to this, his power consists not in destroying the matter, but in freezing it.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Hyoga did not take it well when 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.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: To Hyoga in the manga. He dies fighting him and commented that he was pleased that Hyoga was able to reach such a level of power and activate his Seventh sense, because he battled believing in himself, Athena, and his friends.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Albert Camus, a French author (...who was himself a Scorpio).
  • Overranked Soldier: Earned his Gold Cloth at age seven.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It extended past his knees at times.
  • Reverse Mole: In the Hades Saga. He and the other resurrected Gold Saints was sent to the Sanctuary with the mission to make way for the real Specters and bring Hades the head of Athena. In fact they just wanted to apologize to Athena, and warn her about her armor, and only with her, Athena could defeat Hades.
  • Secret Keeper: In the manga, he reveals that he actually knew that the Pope wasn't working under Athena's will, but he still kept working under his orders to fulfill his role as the Aquarius Gold Saint.
  • Sugar And Ice Guy: Specially in the anime.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: 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 Ho Yay character in Saint Seiya second only to his disciple and Andromeda Shun. And Hades arc help this with Adaptation Distillation. 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
  • The Worf Barrage: His ice coffin. Although he commented not even the combined strength of all 12 Gold Saints could break this, Shiryu broke it with the Libra sword, Hyoga destroyed it by creating a temperature lower than that of the coffin, and Minos by outright punching it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blue-ish green.

    Pisces Aphrodite 

Voiced By: Keiichi Nanba

  • Animal Motifs: Fish
  • Back from the Dead: Twice, if you count the movie, Legend of Crimson Youth movie.
  • Beauty Mark: Under the left eye.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Gemini Saga once stated that Aphrodite's beauty was the greatest among Athena's Saints as his cruel nature.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: His reaction in the manga when Shun confronted him about murdering his Master.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • 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.
  • Deadly Gas: The effect of the garden of roses on the stairs behind his temple.
  • Defiant to the End
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Due of his physical aspect and his zodiac sign, Aphrodite could be mistaken for a female.
  • Flechette Storm: With his roses.
  • Flower Motifs
    • Petal Power: He filled the stairs behind his temple with poisonous roses so, even if he lost, Seiya and Co. wouldn't reach their goals. Too bad Marin derails his plans, though to be fair, he didn't have any way to know she'd show up there.
    • Something About a Rose: Aphrodite's main power remains on his ability to manipulate his Cosmo energy in order to create different kinds of roses that he can freely brandish.
  • Green Thumb: Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold reveals he can hear the voice of plants, very cool power when you need to know what's going on with the very own World Tree.
  • He Knows Too Much: See Sacrificial Lion below
  • I Did What I Had to Do: His manga incarnation.
  • Large Ham: His attempt at introduce himself in Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold before Deathmask cut him out.
  • Might Makes Right: Aphrodite is depicted as a man who believes the power is the only way to keep the order and assure the justice. Subscribing to this theory, he believes the stronger is allowed to rule over the weak.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's a Gold Saint, one of Athena's elite warriors, he fights using poisoned roses, he's a very pretty boy and his casual clothes, thanks to Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, are revealed to be a frilly pink shirt and white pants.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Until the Hades Saga.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love.
  • Sacrificial Lion: In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold's episode 4. After an awesome fight where he easily dominates Fafner and finds out what's going on with Yggdrassil. Then Aphrodite is stabbed in the back with Yggdrassil's branches by Andreas. His cosmos dissapeared, implying he's either dead or very close to it, and his body is kept inside Yggdrassil's roots.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The original Spanish dub portrayed him as a female. Newer dubs portray him as a male.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Only in the Anime. In the manga, despite his incomparable beauty, Aphrodite is not narcissistic.
  • Poisonous Person: His red roses' poison slowly destroys the enemy's five senses.
  • Sissy Villain: Especially true in his depiction in the Legend of Crimson Youth movie, where it rivals Misty's famous nude scene.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A lighter shade than usual.
  • You Killed My Father: Shun's master, Daidalos/Albiore.

    Others 

Aries Shion

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  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Blond with green eyes in the manga. Green hair and purple eyes in the anime.
  • Animal Motifs: The Ram.
  • Ascended Extra: Appears for a couple of episodes 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.
  • Back from the Dead: Resurrected as Spectre in the Hades Saga.
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • 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.The Taizen implies this technique is his despite being only used by Mu.
  • Evil Counterpart: To both Mu and Dohko. Subverted
  • Facial Markings
  • Fake Defector: Yes, he wanted to kill Athena but not for the reason Hades thinks.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He is a close friend of Libra Dohko.
  • Human Subspecies: He's Lemurian.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard / The Obi-Wan: To Bronze Saint. In the Hades Saga Shion met with the Bronze Saints to tell them what had really happened between the Gold Saints and Athena. Shion instantly restored all four Saints' individual Cloths using the blood of Athena and, in his last act as the Grand Pope, Shion commanded the young Bronze Saints to invade the realm of the dead and stop Hades. At this point that Shion's restored body gave way, and the former Aries perished into dust.
  • Old Master: Is the master of Aries Mu, who would eventually become the successor to the Gold Cloth of Aries.
  • Psychic Powers: Shion is naturally gifted with great psychic powers that allow him to have control over telekinesis, telepathy and even teleportation.
  • Really Two Hundred Years Old
  • Rank Up: The Spin Offs revealed that he once was a Bronze Saint, Sculptor Shion; promoted to Ares Shion in time for the Holy War. After, he's promoted to Pope.
  • Sole Survivor: With Dohko from the last Holy War.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

Gemini Kanon

See Saint Seiya Mariners