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- Abusive Parents: Is one to Esmeralda, in the anime.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: It is black in the manga.
- Asshole Victim: He was really a cruel man, no surprise that Ikki certainly did not cry for his death.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He teaches Ikki not to have positive feelings and regard for anyone, and to hate everyone and everything.
- Evil Mentor: To Phoenix Ikki.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Take a guess...
- Malevolent Masked Men: Of the monster face variant. In the anime, according to Esmeralda, he was a Nice Guy until he put on that mask.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: To Ikki. When Ikki killed him, he was proud to have taught Ikki to draw power from hate.
- Offing the Offspring: In the anime, where he does not give a damn about his daughter Esmeralda. Worse, he acts very nonchalant towards killing her.
- Red Oni: To Cepheus Albiore/Daidalos.
- Rule of Drama: Arguably why he was made Esmeralda's father in the anime.
- The Spartan Way: He use violent and brutal training methods.
- They Call Him "Sword": Is know as Guilty. His identity is unknown.
- Training from Hell: Gave it to Ikki. All Saints are put through a very tough training, but Guilty's is just... wow.
Voiced By: Banjo Ginga (JP)
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Ikki defeats him easily.
- The Don: Said in the anime to be the leader of ALL the mafias and terrorist groups in the world.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Half of his face is horribly burned, as you can see.
- Mind Rape: How Ikki deals with him. He sees himself falling and melting in the lava of Death Queen Island.
- Obviously Evil: Is the leader of the Black Saints (in the manga, before Ikki claims the Phoenix Cloth from him, in the anime after Seiya rescues Saori from Jamian).
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light purple hair.
The Black Saints
Black Pegasus: Shigeru Nakahara (JP)Black Dragon: Ken Yamaguchi (JP)Black Cygnus: René García (Latin America)
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Black Dragon.
- Clone Degeneration: The real Phoenix Ikki is so evil that there were at least five Black Phoenixes. However, they are a helluva lot weaker than the other Black Saints.
- Dark Is Evil: Not only the cloth, even their attacks are blacks themed.
- Dirty Coward: Black Andromeda attacking Shun when he was trying to rescue an injured Seiya from the bottom of a cliff after his battle with Black Pegasus.
- Evil Counterpart: To the five main Bronze Saints. Kurumada has stated that every Saint (bronze and silver) has a black counterpart.
- Evil Gloating: They do a lot of that.
- Evil Twin: They look just like the Bronze Saints, but evil!
- Black Dragon even has a twin brother in the manga. Thus Shiryu not only has an evil twin, but an evil twin's twin!
- Eye Scream: When Black Swan takes out his own eye and sends it to Ikki to inform him of Hyoga's technique. This is only in the manga.
- Noble Demon: Black Dragon. At the end of their fight, instead of attacking Shiryu, he hits Shiryu's point to stop his bleeding and says that he wanted to believe in the friendship which Shiryu had spoken during combat, and soon dies after the hit that gave Shiryu before.
- Obviously Evil: Supposedly former Saints (or trainees) who were stripped from their title and Cloth and banned from the Sanctuary for using their strength for personal gain, turning to a life of crime and violence.
- Paint It Black: They are like the Bronze Saints, but evil!
- Poison Is Evil: What makes Black Pegasus different than Seiya. The difference is that shortly after hitting its target (through their Cloth), there are dark spots all over the body of the ending completely covering it, causing the sensation of burning himself from within. Once the body of the enemy is completely black, they die.
- The Psycho Rangers: To the Bronze Saints.
- More generally, to all Saints except the Gold ones: the first Black Saints managed to produce copies of the Bronze and Silver Cloths, but as they lacked the full knowledge of the process Athena's permission permission those Black Cloths are markedly inferior to the originals, being easily shattered by the blows of any Bronze Saint.
- Take Up My Sword: Black Swan could have survived, had he simply surrendered... But instead he sacrificed his life to send Ikki the knowledge about the Aurora Thunder Attack and survive, and masked it by blowing himself up to try and take Hyoga down as a bonus.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Black Andromeda has green hair.
Anime Only Characters
Voiced By: Michihiro Ikemizu (JP)
- Animal Motifs: A blue swan
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The Pope pulled this on him, thus forcing Hyoga to kill him.
- Decomposite Character: Is the master of Hyoga in the anime and the substitute to Camus in all the flashbacks of the training.
- Dying as Yourself / Died in Your Arms Tonight: After being struck to death by Hyoga, he regains control of himself and, as his last act, destroys the ice the pyramid built for Arles by Gigas and collapses into the arms of his pupil. Before giving up the ghost, he asks for forgiveness for what he had done to Hyoga.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Was also aware that something wrong went on in the Sanctuary, so he tried to talk to the Pope himself. It backfired. Horribly.
- Master-Apprentice Chain: Aquarius Camus taught the Crystal Saint, who taught Hyoga.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: To Hyoga.
- No Name Given: His real name and his constellation is unknown.
- Waif-Fu: EXTREMELY Rare Male Example. His body is unnaturally flexible without being a Rubber Man, thus he uses his hands and legs to apply the Freezing Fists to Hyoga's almost whole body.
- Shoo Out the New Guy: Due to the anime, which had Over Took The Manga, Crystal Saint was declared Hyoga's Master instead of Camus. The only explanation they could give was that Camus was Crystal Saint's Master and that Hyoga's fight was with his Master's Master. This explanation worked for a while until the Hades OVA where it started showing scenes of Camus training Hyoga instead. It doesn't help that some video games and media keep altering between Camus/Crystal as Hyoga's Master who trained him.
Voiced By: Chiyoko Kawashima (JP)
- Beautiful All Along: Without her mask, to the viewers surprise.
- Cool Mask: Geist mask takes fangs in his mouth and drawings Shaina-like eyes, but they fall down the cheeks of the mask, all red again.
- Dark Action Girl: As her sister Shaina.
- Dub Name Change: Known as "Morgana" in Italy. Yes, like in Morgan Le Fay.
- The Exile: The former Pope did not agree with their practices and she was expelled from the Sanctuary.
- Femme Fatalons: Has long and sharp, violet-lacquered nails as Shaina.
- Filler Villain: Of the arc where she steal the helmet of Golden Armor of Sagittarius.
- Master of Illusion: Geist creates illusions and can deal a powerful blow, which is not defined clearly as a physical or mental power.
- Red Eyes! Take Warning: Before she casts her illusions.
Ghost Saints (TV Series)
Dolphin, Sea Serpent and Jellyfish
Voiced By: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP Dolphin)
- Electric Jellyfish: Jellyfish can release a powerful electrical discharge through the tentacles.
- The Faceless: You never see their face.
- Filler Villain: Of the Geist's arc.
- Nonstandard Character Design: More like the mascots of Sea World.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: The reaction to whomever punches Sea Serpent.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Geist's sidekick.
Tucana Sho, Vulpecula Daichi and Delphinus Ushio
Tucana Sho: Shigeru Nakahara (JP)Delphinus Ushio: Hochu Otsuka (JP)
- Big Damn Heroes: The point of their existence is to occasionally bail out the Bronze Saints.
- Canon Foreigner: They appear only in the anime. (and in Saint Seiya Omega now)
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They kind of just... disappear when Seiya and the gang leave for Sanctuary. It's not even between episodes or anything - they're there in one scene, then gone in the next with no mention.
- Cool Board: Daichi can transform his cloth into one.
- Kid-Appeal Character: All three, but especially Daichi.
- Land, Sea, Sky:
- Sho: Sky
- Daichi: Earth (Land)
- Ushio: Marine (Sea)
- Merchandise-Driven: Their vehicle cloths can actually be put together to create one big robot. It never quite made it to the anime....
- Power Armor: Quite a literal example. The trio's cloths are all science and no "magic", being cybernetically-augmented armors that rely on gadgettery and the user's skills to carry them through.
- Super Speed: While technically all Saints have it, the Steel Saints are capable of using it without the cosmos.
- Avenging the Villain: He is Cassios' older brother. Docrates tells Seiya that his fault Cassios did not become a Saint and is now going to avenge him.
- Blow You Away: In the attack, Heracles Fierce Onslaught Fist, Docrates crosses, then flexes his arms, concentrating his Cosmo in his fists and causing the winds around of him to change due to the pressure. Next, he attacks with both fists, projecting two powerful blasts which affect a large area.
- The Brute: A cold and aggressive character, full of mischief. He has extremely high physical strength derived from its huge size and musculature.
- Canon Foreigner: His first appearance is parallel to the appearance of Lacerta Misty in the manga. After that, the story diverges.
- Filler Villain: His appearance in the anime creates a different storyline than the manga, with the emergence of several unique characters.
- Giant Mook: He leads several henchmen, dressed like him as well.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Adverted, his great strength and size actually forced the Bronze Saints to use teamwork in order to defeat him.
- However he fought the Bronze Saints, each time when they were not at full strength. Hell the only reason why they flee him in the first place is because of the very tough battle they had with Ikki, and it takes them a while to return to full power in series.
- Not Drawn to Scale: At the end of one episode, he was holding Saori around her waist with ONE HAND and Tatsumi in the other. (It seems Shingo Araki likes these a lot, and that It Runs in the Family since Cassios did the same to Seiya)
- Wolverine Claws: Blink and you'll miss, but they come out when he's about to perform a finishing move on Seiya in episode 17.
Saint of Fire
Voiced By: Ken Yamaguchi (JP)
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He was painfully curbstomped by Ikki.
- Evil Redhead: Maybe. Like most fighters sanctuary this time, he ignore if the patriarch is a fake and believe that means continuing to obey the will of Athena although in the case. Howewer he seems have a sadistic and cruel nature, given the pleasure of torturing Shun with his flames.
- Filler Villain: He is a warrior under Gigas command, accompanying the latter to Japan in a last attempt to recover the hull of the Gold Cloth of Sagittarius. He is an anime-only character.
- Malevolent Masked Man
- No Name Given: His real name and constellation is unknow. Fanon has given him the constellation of Fornax (The Furnace)
- Playing with Fire: He can throw jets of flame that surround the victim.
- Undying Loyalty: To Gigars.
Leda and Spica
Spica: Masami Kikuchi (JP)
- Ambiguous Situation: It is not known if they have died after fighting Shun, or only gets knocked out (because Shun does not usually kill his opponents unless necessary).
- Filler Villains
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Named after Leda, the queen of Sparta who was seduced by Zeus as a Swan.
- No Name Given: Their constellations. Some fanon sources give Spica's constellation as Cassiopeia and speculate Cassiopeia, Bootes, Austral Fish or Male Hydra for Reda.
- Palette Swap: Save for the heads, shoulder pieces and chain ends, they too have man boobs.
- The Rivals: Like Shun, they were candidates to obtain the bronze Andromeda Cloth.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In other language dubs, they are known as Reda and Spika.
- Stellar Name: Spica is the brightest star in the Virgo Constellation.
- Those Two Bad Guys
- Variable-Length Chain: Their weapons of choice.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink for Leda, blue for Spica.