[[folder: The whole team]]
* AdaptationDyeJob: All of them suffers one in the anime version.
** '''Mu and Shion:''' Green-eyed blondes in the manga. In the anime, Mu has green eyes and purple hair (pink in earlier episodes) and Shion has [[{{Irony}} green hair and purple eyes]].
** '''Aldebaran:''' In his manga, Kurumada gave him a 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.
** '''Saga and Kanon:''' Both are blondes in the Manga, and blue hair in the anime. During his SplitPersonalityTakeover, Saga's hair becames black; in the anime, it's grey and his eyes turn red.
** '''Deathmask and Camus:''' Redheads in the manga, but the anime gave them dark blue hair.
** '''Aiolia:''' In his manga, Kurumada gave Aiolia blonde hair. In the anime adaptation, due to a relative excess of yellow tones in Kurumada's design, Aiolia's hair color was modified to light brown to achieve a better color balance and contrast.
** '''Dohko:''' Black hair in the manga, but dark brown in the anime.
** '''Milo:''' Blonde hair in the manga. In the anime, Milo's hair color was modified to blueish purple.
** '''Aiolos:''' 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]].
** '''Shura:''' Black hair in the manga, dark green in the anime.
** '''Aphrodite:''' was blonde in the manga, but the anime gave him light blue hair (blue-green hair in the Santuary Arc).
** Adverted with Shaka, who 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.
* AnimalMotifs: Somes signs are represented by animals.
* BackFromTheDead: With exception of Kanon, every saint has revived at least once.
* BadassCape: Most of their cloth have long white capes.
* BadassCrew
* HeroicSacrifice: In Hades Saga, [[spoiler: the twelve Gold Saints sacrifice themselves to destroy the Walling Wall]].
* OverrankedSoldier: All of them earned they Gold Cloths during childhood.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Saga, Shura, Camus, Shion, Deathmask and Aphrodite in the Hades Saga. Threy're resurrected and 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]].
* TheWorfEffect: Most of them gets one, especially Aldebaran.
** In Hades saga, Deathmask and Aphrodite suffers this in a {{Filler}} fight with Radamanthys.
** In the non-canon movies, everyone but Saga, Kanon, Shion and Dohko ends up receiving this from the new threat. Movie 4 '''Warriors of the Holy Battle''' is the worst offender: within the first minute of the film, Lucifer's henchmen storm the Sanctuary and cross the Twelve Temples, killing Mu, Aldebaran, Aiolia, Shaka (yes, even Shaka) and Milo in the process.
* WesternZodiac: Their cloths.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most of them have unnatural hair colors in the anime.
* YouShallNotPass: They job is to prevent anyone from invading the Santuary.
** Aldebaran takes this to the extreme in Hades [[spoiler: with his body continuing to protect his House long after he has been killed]].


[[folder: Aries Mu]]
!!!Voiced By: Creator/KanetoShiozawa and Creator/TakumiYamazaki (JP)
* {{Badass}}: In the Hades Saga he starts off against '''five''' dead Gold Saints.
** BadassBaritone: In the Italian Dub, which can also lead to VocalDissonance.
** BadassPacifist: Shion commented that, due to Mu's pacifist nature, the first time he fought to kill his opponent is against Cancer Deathmask and Pisces Aphrodite.
* BarrierWarrior: '''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.
* 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.
* TheBlacksmith: The only one who can repair the Saint's Cloths.
* 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. But is necessary the blood of a saint.
* FacialMarkings: 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 [[TrueCompanions companions]] can safely jump into action."
* GoodIsNotDumb: Left Sanctuary due to the Pope.
* GuileHero: Not to Shaka levels, but he can still manipulate his enemies well when given the chance.
** Case in point, he discovered the true meaning behind Fafner's experiments by letting him capture him and try to drain his Cosmo [[NoSell which worked as well as you'd expect]]
* HermitGuru: Introduced as a hermit that living in Jamir with the power to repair Cloths.
* HumanSubspecies: He's Lemurian.
* 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.
* OverrankedSoldier: A Gold Saint at seven years old.
* PsychicPowers: From basic {{Teleportation}} to advanced [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], Mu is revered as a premiere psychic user among even those outside of Sainthood.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Named after Mu, theoretical lost continent that supposedly was in between Asia/Australia and the Americas.
* TalkToTheFist: In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'', he attacked Fafner with his psychic powers while the other was trying to do his evil monologue.
* TranquilFury: In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'''s episode 6, he's still frustrated and angry over [[spoiler:Milo's death]]. He warned the foot soldiers about how he might not be able to contain himself but Fafner [[TalkToTheFist is fair game]].

[[folder: Taurus Aldebaran]]
* BadassArmfold: His battle stance (with crossed arms) allowed him to attack and defend at the same time. See pic!
* TheBigGuy: The biggest and tallest Gold Saint.
** BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: He is usually hit with the WorfEffect 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. [[spoiler:Though not without making his death a CrowningMomentOfAwesome due to a time-delayed TakingYouWithMe 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]].
* BigOlUnibrow: Has bushy eyebrows.
* BoisterousBruiser
* 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: 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."
* GentleGiant: 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.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Against Seiya, Syd and [[spoiler: Bud]], Sorrento and [[spoiler: his killer, Deep Niobe]], essentially against everyone he ever fought. Though very much downplayed (see Worf Effect below).
* NiceGuy: When off-duty.
* NonUniformUniform: 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''. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when it transforms into God Cloth in [[Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulofGold Soul of Gold]], where Taurus Cloth has same shade of bright yellowish gold like other Gold God Cloths.
* StellarName: Aldebaran is one of the stars in the constellation of Taurus.
* TheWorfEffect: 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 [[spoiler: 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.]]
** ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'' seems to go out of it's way to subvert this. Even in spite of the enforced PowerCreepPowerSeep that required some of his comrades to invoke their newfound SuperMode to keep up with the various God Warriors, Aldebaran ''dominates'' both of his fights with Herakles. The only other Saint who can claim a similar performance is ''Saga''.

[[folder: Gemini Saga]]
* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked by Dohko.
** UndeathAlwaysEnds in the Hades Saga.
* '''{{BADASS}}''': Strongest of the Gold Saints along with Shaka.
** BadassBaritone
* BigBad: Of the Sanctuary Arc.
* BigDamnHeroes: In Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold, his very ''introduction'' was saving Milo's bacon from Sigmund, Surt and [[spoiler:Camus]].
* 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.
* CainAndAbel: Zigzagged. In the beginning, Kanon was evil and Saga was good, but Saga went insane for having a SuperpoweredEvilSide (coms with being the *Gemini* Saint, of all Gold Saints) and turned evil. Kanon *knew* his brother would become evil and used it to his advantage, staging an epic GambitRoulette that covers several arcs of the story (two in the manga, three in the anime), where Saga was the first BigBad and Kanon was the ManBehindTheMan from both him ''and'' his boss. However, later Kanon pulls a HeelFaceTurn and joins the good guys, while Saga turns evil... apparently..
* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''Another Dimension''': Opens up 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.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: What his ''Genrou Mao Ken'' will do to you. Poor Aiolia (and Hyoga's master in the anime).
* 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.
* DeadPersonImpersonation / KillAndReplace: He murders Shion and take his role as Pope.
* DrivenToSuicide: Manga only. He strikes at his heart (breaking through ''his Cloth'') with his bare hand.
** The anime took the same route, except that in this version Saga used Athena's rod]]
** 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: Before the evil side of Saga had taken control of him, Saga was one of the most beloved men of Greece, in fact, a favorite of the Pope after Aiolos.
* GoOutWithASmile: Before he dies, his mind is purified and Saga's good personality came back once and for all. He died in the arms of Athena after asking her forgiveness for all of the evil things he did.
* KillAndReplace: Saga murdes Ares and takes his role as NumberTwo to the Pope.
* [[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]]]]
* MarionetteMaster: Saga can control his Cloth at distance and uses his cosmic power to do so. Kanon used the same technique in Hades Arc.
* 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 battlefield 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.'''
** Fun fact: In Latin America this attack is called EL SATAN IMPERIAL(the Imperial Satan). [[EvilLaugh Add tons of maniacal laughter while casting it]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: To [[TheHero Seiya]] and [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Ik]][[AloofBigBrother ki]].
* OutOfTheInferno: How he makes his entrance in Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: His Galaxian Explosion [[AllThereintheManual is confirmed]] as the second most powerful attack, second only to the Athena Exclamation.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His evil-half in the Anime only.
* SpaceMaster: As mentioned above '''Another Dimension''' opens an interdimensional portal that swallows his opponents to trap them between dimensions for all eternity.
** RealityWarper: {{Subverted}} See MasterofIllusion.
* TheStoic: His good-half during the Hades Saga.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide ''and'' SplitPersonalityTakeover.
** 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: His SuperpoweredEvilSide believes himself to be one by taking control of earth instead of either [[GodisEvil Poseidon, Zeus or Hades]].

[[folder: Cancer Deathmask]]
* BloodKnight: He loves to fight, and he doesn't care if he kills innocent people, although that changes in Soul of Gold.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: 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.
* BreakTheHaughty: Losing to Shiryu and being abandoned by the Cancer Cloth [[SuddenHumility brought him down from his high horse]] in Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold. He even accepts he's the weakest among the Gold Saints.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: 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."
* CallingYourAttacks
** '''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.
* CardCarryingVillain: 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: During Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold:
--> '''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.
* DubNameChange: Mephisto in the American translation of the manga.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: ''Much'' later in the story]].
* TheHedonist: 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.
* JerkassHasAPoint: 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.
* LoveRedeems: In Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold, his concern for Helena is enough for [[spoiler:his cloth to forgive him and allow him to wear it again.]] Even Deathmask himself was surprised.
* MightMakesRight
* {{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.
* 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 only in a literal way, but it's also a name of a funeral tradition.
* OutOfCharacter: In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'' where he is less evil and more goofy.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: In the Hades Saga, though very ''very'' later]].
* SecretKeeper: Is one the few Saints who knows the truth about the Pope Arles.
* SocialDarwinist: When he explain [[WrittenByTheWinners his]] [[MightMakesRight reasons]] to Dohko.
* TookALevelInKindness: In the ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'' anime, he falls for [[InnocentFlowerGirl flower seller]] called [[IllGirl Helena]] so he decides to help her [[MassiveNumberedSiblings and her little brothers and sisters]]. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she dies.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: And mount their faces/souls on the wall in his Temple.
* WouldHitAGirl: Tried to kill Shunrei.
* WrongGenreSavvy: 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.

[[folder: Leo Aioria/Aiolia]]
!!!Voiced By: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (JP) Yamil Atala (Latin America).

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleofAntiVillains TypeIV]]
* BigBrotherWorship: 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.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Saga attack Aiolia with his "Genrou Mao Ken", allowing him to manipulate Aiolia's mind for kill the Bronze Saint.
* 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 succession 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: Only in the manga.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: In ''Manga/SaintSeiyaEpisodeG'' and in the anime, ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold''.
* 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: After that Saori explains to Aiolia that she is the true reincarnation of Athena (and that the Pope has been lying about her death 13 years ago), Aiolia swears loyalty to Athena, but is still confused by the actions of the Pope. He decides to return to Sanctuary to question the Pope himself.
* HotBlooded: Aiolia is impetuous and has a hot spirit that incites him to action.
* LastStand: Against Radamanthys at Hades' castle.
* LightningBruiser: Literally. He is able to move at the speed of the light and idem his plasma energy attack.
* 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 recognize 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.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Named after Aeolia, the home island of the wind god (Aeolus).
* PummelDuel: With Seiya given that their attacks are very similar.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Coupled with [[ShockandAwe lightning]]
* ShockandAwe: The "Episode G" gives Aiolia the power to generate electricity with his Cosmo (something said to be a power exclusive to the gods and able to kill them).

[[folder: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.
* 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. 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]], and even then he ''survives'' the Athena Exclamation without a scratch. Even '''Hades''' nearly shits himself at the prospect of fighting Shaka.
* 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): 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.
* 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 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.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: He lives In a setting full of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s but thanks to this is one of the most feared, dangerous adversaries imaginable. He can create deadly illusions that will MindRape enemies from ''miles'' away, send them to {{Hell}} (or {{Heaven}}!), destroy their senses rendering them [[ConvenientComa comatose]], and even [[ThanatosGambit be more dangerous dead than alive]]. It helps that he's the reincarnation of a Buddha.
* 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]]
* 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 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 [[spoiler: 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, [[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 on, he told them to leave and killed them after they tried to attack him.]]
* LivingOnBorrowedTime: 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. Subverted however as he's revealed to possess the 8th Sense already, and so can keep fighting in the underworld, nearly taking out Hades before Athena stops him.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Has long blonde hair.
* MasterOfIllusion: 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.
* MeaningfulName: The historical Buddha was called “Sakyamuni”, meaning “sage of the Sakya clan”. The Japanese transliteration of “Sakya” is “Shaka”.
* MeditationPowerup: 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, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time]][[spoiler: and he loses only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]
* MindRape: So good at it, that he is only one who can mind rape ''Ikki''.
* NotSoAboveItAll: As shown in the Hades arc, Athena is pretty much the only character that can arouse surprise from Shaka when she surrenders to Hades. He is genuinely flabbergasted at her decision.
* 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 a weird plothole]] when we see him talking to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha Siddhartha Gautama]] as a kid during the Hades Saga.
* SuicideByCop: To trigger his...
* ThanatosGambit: In the Hades arc. [[spoiler: He loses to Saga, Camus and Shaka only because he allows them in order to enter the underworld undetected.]]
* 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.

[[folder:Libra Dohko]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Old Dohko/ Dohko in his youth and [[spoiler: during the Hades Saga.]] ]]
* 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.]]
* AnimalMotifs: Uunusual is that his symbolic creature, seen when his draws his full power, is neither the Libra nor a dragon, but a tiger.
* BadassBeard
* BadassTeacher: Even in his old age he is still so powerful enough to manipulate natural terrain such as waterfall with minimal effort.
* BloodKnight / BoiesterousBruiser: 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.
* CallingYourAttacks: 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.
* CoolOldGuy: 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.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[StarWars Master Yoda]].
* 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 "child tiger". And he has a tiger tatoo on his back.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: To Shiryu. [[spoiler: Subverted in Soul of Gold]].
* 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: To Shiryu until [[spoiler: the Hades Saga]].
* ParentalSubstitute: To both Shiryu and Shunrei, an orphan girl he took on his care.
* PsychicPowers: Dohko has shown some telekinetic abilities as well as telepathy in his old form.
* PutOnABus: During most of Hades: Inferno until the very end. His final appearance was along with his fellow Gold Saints to break the Wailing Wall.
* 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: 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.
* SleepModeSize: 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.
* TeamDad: 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.
* 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.
* WhoWantstoLiveForever: 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.

[[folder:Scorpio Milo]]

* 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.
** FinishingMove: '''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.
* FightingYourFriend: In Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold, his rival is [[spoiler:Camus after he decided to aid Asgard's God Warriors]].
* GoodIsNotNice: In the Hades Sanctuary OVA, when he tested the loyalty [[spoiler: of Kanon.]]
* HeelRealization: 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.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: 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".
* KickTheDog: What he did in [[spoiler: Andromeda Island, but only in the anime]].
** WouldHurtAChild (anime only): [[spoiler: Most of the trainees that were killed on the island were children.]]
* KnightTemplar: 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.
* 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 advanced than the Bronze Saints' Mach 1.
* 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.

[[folder:Sagittarius Aiolos]]
!!! Voiced By: Creator/YusakuYara (JP)
* TheAce: 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.
* ArcherArchetype: 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.
* 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
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: [[spoiler: While Shion made an appearance during the Hades Saga, surprisingly, Aiolos didn't appear till the Wailing Wall]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In the manga.
* DefiantToTheEnd: 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.[[SpannerInTheWorks Without him, the bad guys would have won]].
* ImprobableAge: Died at ''14''.
** YoungerThanTheyLook: And he looked around 20 when he kicked it.
* [[{{Hachimaki}} Martial Arts Headband:]] His characteristic red headband.
* LightEmUp
* PosthumousCharacter: 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.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Also named after the Greek God of wind.
* PursuedProtagonist: How he saves baby Athena.

[[folder:Capricorn Shura]]
!!!Voiced by: Creator/KojiTotani(1986-2004 JP), Creator/TakeshiKusao (2005 JP)

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Has Excalibur in his arms... ''and legs!!!''
* TheAtoner: In [[Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold Soul of Gold]] Shura promised Aioria he would repay him for the crime of taking away the life of his brother one day.
* BadassSpaniard: His first act in his debut was to send an attack that caused an CREVASSE..... And that's just the start.
* CallingYourAttacks
* TheCynic: [[spoiler: His disillusionment with mankind is what convinced him to betray Athena in the manga]].
** '''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.
* DeathEqualsRedemption / VillainsDyingGrace: Shiryu launches them both into orbit as a mutual kill. Shura, then, has a HeelRealization and saves Shiryu from becoming space dust by giving his cloth in order to get him back on Earth, dying in the process.
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: During his fight with [[spoiler:Camus]] in [[Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold Soul of Gold]], [[spoiler:Shura purposely aimed his attack toward the Yggdrasil's crystal.]]
* HotbloodedSideburns: Truly ''epic'' ones.
* TakeUpMySword: He passes his '''Excalibur''' to Shiryu.
* 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.]]

[[folder:Aquarius Camus]]
!!! Voiced By: Creator/RokuroNaya (1986-2004 JP), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (2005 JP) Benjamin Rivera and Yamil Atala (Latin America)

* CallingYourAttacks:
** '''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.
* 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.
* ForcedIntoEvil: In Soul of Gold, [[spoiler:Camus sides with the God Warriors because of a promise he made to Surt after accidentally killing his little sister in an avalanche.]]
* FrenchJerk: See the IDidWhatIHadToDo entry.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Happens the first time he uses his Aurora Execution against Hyoga.
* GoOutWithASmile: Directed at Hyoga.
* JerkassFacade: Towards Hyoga. It doesn't end well.
* HumanPopsicle: His freezing coffin.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In the classic series, Camus says to Hyoga that emotions and feelings are an obstacle. In ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'' 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.
* AnIcePerson: 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 [[KillItWithIce freezing it]].
* 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.
* KnightTemplar: 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.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: 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.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Albert Camus, a French author (...who was himself a Scorpio).
* PerpetualFrowner: He's certainly not a barrel of laughs. One of the tenets of his powers and his instruction to Hyoga is the suppression of emotions to achieve a greater power level.
* RapunzelHair: It extended past his knees at times.
* SecretKeeper: 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.
* 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 Libra sword, Hyoga destroyed it by creating a temperature lower than that of the coffin, and Minos by outright punching it.

[[folder:Pisces Aphrodite]]
!!! Voiced By: Creator/KeiichiNanba

* BeautyMark: Under the left eye.
* BeautyIsBad: Gemini Saga once stated that [[InformedAttractiveness Aphrodite's beauty]] was the greatest among Athena's Saints as his cruel nature.
* BishieSparkle: His introduction in the Santuary Arc.
* 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.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: His eyes and hair are the same colour.
* DeadlyGas: The effect of the garden of roses on the stairs behind his temple.
* DefiantToTheEnd
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Due of his physical aspect and his zodiac sign, Aphrodite could be mistaken for a female. UpToEleven in the anime.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Only in the Anime. In the manga, despite his incomparable beauty, Aphrodite is not narcissistic.
* FlechetteStorm: With his roses.
* FlowerMotifs
** PetalPower: 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.]]
** SomethingAboutARose: 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.
* GreenThumb: Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold reveals he can hear the voice of plants, very cool power when you need to know what's going on with the very own WorldTree.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: See SacrificialLion.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In Soul of Gold, it's revealed that Aphrodite can put roses in his enemies, which allows him to read their minds.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His manga incarnation, about murdering Shun's mentor.
* LargeHam: His attempt at introduce himself in Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold before Deathmask cut him out.
* MightMakesRight: 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.
* RealMenWearPink: 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 ''Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold'', are revealed to be a frilly pink shirt and white pants.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Until the Hades Saga.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love.
** GenderBlenderName: The Greek goddess Aphrodite is female, whereas this Aphrodite is a male.
* SacrificialLion: In Anime/SaintSeiyaSoulOfGold's episode 4. After an awesome fight where he easily dominates Fafner and finds out what's going on with Yggdrassil. [[spoiler:Then Aphrodite is stabbed in the back with Yggdrassil's branches by Andreas. His cosmos disappeared and his body is kept inside Yggdrassil's roots.]]
** SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:As it turns out this backfires splendidly with Aphrodite using his power over plants to keep himself and the other Gold Saints alive while trapped inside Ygdrassil.]]
* ShesAManInJapan: The original European Spanish dub portrayed him as a female. Newer dubs portray him as a male.
* PoisonousPerson: His red roses' poison slowly destroys the enemy's five senses.
* SissyVillain: Especially true in his depiction in the Legend of Crimson Youth movie, where it rivals Misty's famous nude scene.
* YouKilledMyFather: Shun's master, Daidalos/Albiore.

!!Aries Shion

* 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.
* 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
* FakeDefector: Yes, he wanted to kill Athena but not for the reason Hades thinks.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He is a close friend of Libra Dohko.
* HumanSubspecies: He's Lemurian.
* MentorOccupationalHazard / TheObiWan: To Bronze Saint. In the Hades Saga [[spoiler: 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]].
* OldMaster: Is the master of Aries Mu, who would eventually become the successor to the Gold Cloth of Aries.
* PsychicPowers: Shion is naturally gifted with great psychic powers that allow him to have control over telekinesis, telepathy and even teleportation.
* [[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. After, he's promoted to Pope.
* SoleSurvivor: With Dohko from the last Holy War.

!! [[spoiler: Gemini Kanon]]
See Characters/SaintSeiyaMariners