Characters / Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas

These are the characters from the manga/anime series Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas. Characters from the Gaiden prequel have they own page.

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    Bronze Saints 

Pegasus Tenma
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP)

Unicorn Yato
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (JP)
  • Action Survivor
    • Brought Down to Normal: At the end.
    • Badass Decay: In addition to being so injured that he was demoted from Sainthood. Early on, he was quite useful enough that he not only saved Tenma's life, he actually had a superior kill count to most Saints including those from the original manga. However stronger enemies and increasing injuries eventually decayed his performance in battle and later caused such strain he had to hand down the Unicorn Sainthood to someone else.
  • Break the Cutie: In the Forest of the Dead, when tricked into believing that Tenma and Yuzuriha were killed.
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Catch-Phrase: "The great Yato..."
  • Determinator: Even though he knows his own limitations, he won't give up until the very end.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Before turning into stone, he spends his last seconds preventing Tenma from falling into the same trap.
  • Expy: Of Jabu.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: In chapter 216, when Tenma is convinced by the Lost Canvas that death is salvation and falls into an Angst Coma thinking that all his efforts to help them live are futile, Yato jumps in front of him - even when Hades is there - to help Tenma snap out of it.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: As a kid, when he used to dream of being a "hero".
    • Jumped at the Call: When his older sister falls ill and he tries to take her to town to see a medic, they're attack by a Specter, and kid Yato tries to fight him despite being a child with zero experience! Big Damn Hero Scorpio Kardia shows up to save the day and (after the older sister is cured) takes Yato with him to the Sanctuary to become a Saint, something the young boy seems very eager about.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Every little bit. Had he not been there for Tenma, Hades would not have been defeated.
  • The Lancer: He's basically Tenma's right hand
  • Shonen Hair
  • Signature Move: Unicorn Gallop.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Tenma and Yuzuriha.
  • Tsundere: A type A towards, surprisingly, Tenma. They are at first rivals, and Yato only agrees to help bringing back Tenma from the Underworld because he thinks Athena/Sasha will be devastated if Tenma dies. However, he shows genuine concern for Tenma and really puts a lot of efforts into helping him, and as the series progresses, they become friendlier and friendlier, enough for Yato to pull a Heroic Sacrifice for Tenma despite still bickering with him on a daily basis. As in the later parts of the series, Yato now seems to be the type B instead.

Wolf Junkers, Lionet Bleriot, Bear Douglas and Hydra Curtis

    Silver Saints 

Crane Yuzuriha
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (JP)
  • Action Girl: Trained in combat from a very early age.
  • Action Survivor
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of Hyoga, in a really vague way. She has, at least, killed someone close to her, which was practically a Running Gag for Hyoga. The personalities are also similar.
    • The Cloths. They're both based on birds.
  • Facial Markings: It seems to be common for her race, as Sage, Hakurei, Shion and Mu also have it.
  • Green Eyes
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: She is really tall comparing to Tenma and Yato. This also implies that she's quite older than them.
  • Mask Power: Even if she hates wearing it. At first, she did wear it after getting back the Silver Cloth and would only remove it in front of Tenma and Yato. But later, she ditches the mask completely.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: When Yato rescues Tenma from Manigoldo's cage, Yuzuriha greets them with her Silver Cloth on and her mask. It makes Tenma freak out, thinking that a Silver Saint has followed them, even though it is clearly Yuzuriha. (for us audience, anyway...)
  • Psychic Powers
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She wears it as a keepsake from her mother, and it seems she has absolutely no problem fighting in it, even though we all know that in real life, when you fight, the last thing you want is to have a long, thick scarf restricting your movements.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!: Doesn't have a problem with showing people her face, though she points out that she doesn't wear it because of Yato and Tenma.
  • Ship Tease: The anime, especially, likes to hint at Shion/Yuzuriha.
    • Don't forget her moments with Yato. Specially in the ending, where they get stuck together in Jamir after losing their powers. She even gets angry and smacks him when he laments on their situation! Yato seems to have a crush on her, as he blushes when Yuzuriha says that she will only remove her mask in front of him, and get disappointed when she mentions "Oh, and Tenma too!" She actually just abandon the mask afterwards anyway, though.
  • The Stoic
  • Taken for Granite: Reverted by Athena.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Tenma and Yato.
  • Two Girls to a Team: She and Sasha/Athena are the only girls in Athena's army.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A with very short shorts and stockings version. As she puts on her Silver Cloth later, the stockings are replaced by high silver boots.

Altar Hakurei
Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (JP)

Cerberus, Auriga and Sagitta

Vela Tsubaki, Puppis Lacaille (and Pyxis Rusk)

     Gold Saints 

Aries Shion
Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (JP)

Taurus Aldebaran/Rasgado
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (JP)
  • Badass Armfold: As usual for Taurus Saints, he likes to fight with his arms crossed.
  • Badass Boast: When confronted by Spectres and told he's outnumbered, lacking the advantage Albafica had and can't win, he crosses him arms and says he will fight them ALL as is. He backs it up (in a single attack and never unfolding his arms)!
  • Cruel Mercy: Averted; he lets Kagaho live, but only because he sees no evil in him.
  • Determinator: He takes the most physical damage of all the Gold Saints without actually dying. The guy's a wall.
  • Died Standing Up
  • Eye Scream: Kagaho blinds him in one eye.
  • Expy: Of Aldebaran (original).
  • Friend to All Children: He adopted lots of kids that he found abandoned in the streets, the most plot-important of which are Teneo, Celintha and Saro.
  • Gentle Giant: He's tall and burly, but really likes kids.
  • Green Eyes
  • Handicapped Badass: Stabs his own eardrums to avoid an enemy's sound hypnosis.
  • Honor Before Reason
  • Implacable Man
  • Lightning Bruiser: Burly, strong AND the fastest of all the Gold Saints.
  • Meaningful Name: Rasgado means 'torn'; funnily enough, it also means 'ripped', which can entirely describe all the Taurus Saints as a whole.
  • Mentor Archetype: To Regulus, Dohko, Tenma, Teneo, Salo and Celintha.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Kagaho about how he's too violent for his own good and how he's going to destroy everyone he loves if he doesn't tone it down.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Rasgado/Hasgard.
  • That Man Is Dead: In a variation of this, Aldebaran claimed that he abandoned his real name, Rasgado, to dedicate himself to being a Saint. Thus he adopted 'Aldebaran', the name of one of the stars in the Taurus constellation.
  • The Worf Effect: Averted.

Gemini Defteros

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Platonic version with his brother Aspros. Initially he worshipped Aspros a lot, and pretty ,uch listened to anything he would say, but stopped listening to him after realizing how much Aspros had been corrupted, and he even ended up killing him. Even so, yes, he did stop listening to Aspros, but he never stopped loving his older twin. He was even willing to die to cleanse Aspros' corruption. Hell, even death doesn't stop him from loving Aspros, as seen in the fight between Aspros and Mephistopheles Youma, the Gemini Cloth, infused with his soul, protected Aspros. You might wonder whether Aspros really deserved that sacrifice from Defteros, after all the abuse and insults, and even worse, it was Aspros who killed Defteros. Even Mephistopheles Youma thinks so too.
    Mephistopheles Youma: The Gemini Cloth? The younger brother? Impossible! He killed you! Why are you protecting him !?
  • The Atoner: As Asmita points out, his sin lies in not seeing what his brother was going through, though Defteros feels more guilty about killing his own brother in the first place. He then spends the following two years trying to earn the Gemini Cloth to fill his brother's shoes.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: In their childhood, Defteros was shunned and discriminated against as he was the younger twin, and people apparently thought that younger twins would only bring trouble. Aspros was the only one who was kind to him and did anything to defend Defteros from others' assaults, leading to Defteros's Big Brother Worship.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Dark-Skinned and Blue-Haired
  • Expy: Of Kanon. Appearance-wise, of Guilty.
  • Fusion Dance: With his brother, Aspros.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Invoked. As part of his "demon" persona, the people of Kanon Island are convinced that he actually eats anyone that comes near him; whether he does is a matter of debate.
  • Jerkass Façade
  • Magma Man
  • Meaningful Name: Defteros means "second one", signifying his status as the 2nd twin.
  • Mr. Fanservice : In his time on Kanon Island, he is a Walking Shirtless Scene and wears tight pants that shows the firm shape of his ass. Yum.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Originally, he's portrayed as an Expy of Guilty from the original series, but just about everyone could tell he was really an Expy of Gemini, just not exactly which one.
  • Signature Move: Galaxian Explosion, though he avoids using it because it reminds him of Aspros.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He's one of these to Tenma.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Youma/Kairos. See All Love Is Unrequited above.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair

Gemini Aspros

Cancer Manigoldo
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (JP)

Leo Ilias

Leo Regulus

Virgo Asmita
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (JP)

Libra Dohko
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (JP)

Scorpio Kardia
Voiced by: Koji Yusa (JP)

Sagittarius Sisyphus
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (JP)
  • Angst Coma: Hypnos gets him trapped deep inside the Dream World as soon as he falls into a coma, but he doesn't make any effort to get out. Out of guilt (see entry below).
  • Bishounen
  • Bodyguard Crush: Strongly implied to be in love with Sasha.
  • Combination Attack: Twice. Once with El Cid, the other instance with Shion and Regulus.
  • Declaration of Protection: Says this to Athena after snapping out of his Angst Coma.
  • Determinator: His eyes were blinded, his body was broken, his heart ripped out, his consciousness fading away, but through sheer willpower, his body still moves and is able to perform the Athena Exclamation.
  • Disability Superpower: Reaches the Eighth Sense through it, allowing him to defeat Aiacos.
  • Expy: Of Aiolos.
  • Eye Scream: He irreversibly damages his own eyes to battle Aiacos.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: As the Sagittarius Saint, he has golden feathered wings. When he almost turns into a Specter, they turn black.
  • He Knows Too Much: One of the reasons why Hypnos and the Dream Gods want to hold him in Morphea. He dug around a lot of intel on the Twin Gods, and Hades' forces obviously don't want him to be able to use it.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's still perfectly capable of kicking Specter ass after going blind.
  • Hair Decoration: His headband.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Alone shoots his own arrow back at him, causing his coma.
  • It's All My Fault: Thinks it was him who caused the Holy War by taking away Athena from Hades' side.
  • Meaningful Name: Sisyphus was a king punished by the Gods for his arrogance: they made him roll a boulder up a hill to redeem himself, but before the boulder got to the top, it would always roll back down, no matter how many times he tried.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Took Sasha away from Tenma and Alone, thus messing up Athena's reincarnation gambit that had a high chance of stopping the Holy War from happening at least for one generation.
    • Though Athena DOES clarify afterwards that her very birth IS an omen of the Holy War.
  • Power Fist: Although he does have a named technique, his most effective attack to date is an unnamed Cosmo-infused Power Fist.
  • Shonen Hair
  • Start of Darkness: His guilt problems get so bad that he nearly turns into a Specter. But subverted as Athena manages to counter it.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Being Ilias's little brother and Regulus's uncle, Sisyphus in his youth was pretty much a Regulus with headband.
    • The funny thing though, is that neither he nor his nephew look anything similar to their brother/father.
  • Stupid Good: Even worse than Aldebaran. He let Sphinx Pharaoh rip his heart out just to prove that he was completely loyal to Athena when he could have kicked his ass easily (if he manages to do it without his heart in place...). Even if he does manage to perform Athena's Exclamation to allow everybody else to pass as a last stand, it still feels like a pointless death.

Capricorn El Cid
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP)

Aquarius Degel
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (JP)

Pisces Albafica
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP)


Underworld Judges

Wyvern Rhadamanthys
  • Determinator
    • Implacable Man: Survived getting pierced and his heart burnt by Kardia; getting part of his chest ripped out by Regulus; and survived long enough, after being cut in half by Alone, to unseal Athena's power, and still save Pandora as his last act as a Specter.
  • Disney Death: TWICE. First, on his fight against Scorpio Kardia, then on his fight with Leo Regulus.
  • The Dragon: To Pandora.
  • Enemy Mine
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings
  • Made of Iron: Rhadamanthys takes a lot of punishment throughout the story. To list the things that happened to him: he had his heart set on fire by Kardia during their battle in Atlantis, he was infused with Hades' blood which caused him severe pain at first before finally being able to control it, he powered through an Athena Exclamation by Regulus (which is a small-scale Big Bang), survived a Zodiac Exclamation without a scratch, had his heart punched out by Regulus, sliced in half by Alone, and finally blown apart after saving Pandora. That's how much it took to finally kill him off.
  • Noble Demon: Almost lovely when compared to the likes of Minos and Aiacos.
    • Saving Pandora from Alone's attack, after he was already missing half his body.
  • Power-Up: Became a Physical God after being infused with Alone's blood.
    • Depower: His god-like state was overpowered and destroyed by Regulus at the cost of his own life, reverting Rhadamanthys back into a common Specter.
  • Shonen Hair
  • ¡Three Amigos!
  • Undying Loyalty: To Hades, and only Hades. This is the reason why he decided to destroy the painting that Alone made that's keeping Sasha's/Athena's powers sealed: he doesn't take it well when he finds out that a human has enough audacity to pose as his master.
  • Villainous Valour
  • You Killed My Father: Regulus's reason to fight him.

Griffin Minos
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (JP)

Garuda Aiacos / Suikyo

Other Specters

Alraune Queen

  • Combat Tentacles: The vines in his Surplice act this way.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Yes, a male named Queen.
  • Mercy Kill: He claims to have killed his partner Gordon so he wouldn't have to live with the humiliation of having been defeated and rendered powerless.
  • The Nose Knows: He's able to smell blood to the point of distinguishing the particular odor of each person's blood. That's how he discovers that Dohko is hiding a vial with Athena's blood, and that the Gold Saint himself was infused with the divine blood.
  • Off with His Head!: His preferred method of killing. He does this to countless soldiers in the Sanctuary and attempts to finish Dohko this way.
    • Also the way he kills Minotaur Gordon.
  • Razor Wind: His signature move seems to consist on this.
  • Signature Move: Blood Flower Scissors.

Balron René

Basilisk Sylphid

Behemoth Violate
Voiced by: Takako Honda (JP)

Bennu Kagaho
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (JP)

Cait Sith Cheshire
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (JP)
  • All There in the Manual: The name of his moves and the fact that apparently he officially belongs to Aiacos's division are never stated in-universe, but they're revealed by Teshirogi on a Blu-ray booklet.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Bishounen
  • Captain Obvious: He basically serves to unwittingly fuel Pandora's doubts by making them surface with his constant questions.
  • Cat Boy: Cats are his motif, and he has sharp nails and fangs and the general attitude to go with it.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Since chapter 48, all he does is very occasionally pop up alongside Pandora, doing some menial task for her.
  • Defector from Decadence: He bears witness to the battle against Hades and endears himself to Athena unwillingly. He still serves Pandora even after the Lost Canvas is torn down.
  • The Drag-Along: To Pandora, to whom he is her constant companion and to Athena, who brings him around to save him from the battles against Wyvern, Owl and Mephistopheles, and to bear witness to the revival of the lesser Saints.
  • Foreshadowing: The fact that Pandora keeps him around serves to show that there's more to her than just rage.
  • Harmless Villain: He really does nothing more than taunt the Saints and be Pandora's useless servant.
  • Karma Houdini: It's easy to survive if you don't lift a finger even once in the whole war.
  • Lovable Coward: So much that even Pandora tolerates his constant presence around her, and she's not a patient woman to begin with.
  • Non-Action Guy: Avoids fighting.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Though at first he seems a genuine threat, he becomes more and more of a funny and ineffectual Specter as he spends time with Pandora.
  • Side Kick: To Pandora.
  • Shout-Out: To Alice in Wonderland.
  • Stripperiffic: His Surplice is designed in such a way that most of his chest is uncovered.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene

Deadly Beetle Stand

Deep Niobe

Hanuman Tokusa
Voiced by: Miyu Irino (JP)

Harpy Valentine

Mandrake Fyodor
Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (JP)

Mephistopheles Youma / Kairos

Nasu Veronica
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP)

Necromancer Byaku

Voiced by: Wataru Hatano

Owl Partita

Sphinx Pharaoh

     Gods and Other Deities 

Athena / Sasha
Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP)
  • Action Girl: Once she dons the fabled Athena Cloth.
  • Barrier Maiden
  • Cooldown Hug: On Sisyphus and Bennu.
  • Damsel in Distress: Subverted. Contrary to Saori, Sasha is a more direct and pragmatic fighter and less of a bleeding heart.
  • Damsel out of Distress: In the only time during the series when she is kidnapped (after losing her powers during the Important Haircut scene), Athena's cosmos returns just in time for her to save herself.
  • Expy: Of Saori from the original series, though Saori leaned more on her Goddess side the longer the series went; on the contrary, Sasha is staunchly leans more on her "Sasha" side than her "Athena" side. Also, Sasha is considerably less plagued with doubt than Saori.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Good wings, when donning her Cloth.
  • Green Eyes
  • Heroic Sacrifice:Alongside Tenma and Alone, to banish Hades back into the Underworld and keep him trapped there.
  • It's Personal: She fight Hades less because of what he's bringing to the world, and more because he took control of her dear brother.
  • Lady of War: She is the goddess of war, after all.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: To her brother Alone. She used to have a tomboyish bob cut while he was a bit too pretty for his own good, and she also protected her brother from the bullies when they were young... but usually Tenma would handle them all.
  • Nice Girl: A very sweet and kind person.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Rapunzel Hair
    • Important Haircut
    • Expository Hairstyle Change: As a little girl, Sasha had a very short bob. As a teenager, it's much longer; ironically, she indirectly loses her powers in battle because she cuts her hair to pay for Charon's fare.
  • The Power of Blood: Athena's blood may have even more uses than dragon blood.
  • The Power of Friendship: Her speech after Tenma finds out that Youma is his father and had been a part of his plan before he was born. It is the Golden Moment of that part.
  • The Power of Love: The flower leashes she made are imbued with this. Strong enough to keep Tenma's soul alive and allow him to be rescued from the Underworld and to prevent Hades from taking over Alone's body until its effect fades after it's destroyed.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from their hair and eyes color, Sasha and Alone look very similar to each other.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Alone and Tenma.
  • Woman in White
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Invoked. At the eve of arriving to the Lost Canvas, Tenma tells Yato that he now has to keep some distance from Athena because she's there to lead her army. Yato tells him that this isn't going to work for him because she is Sasha first and foremost and "Athena" second, and as such, she'll always want Tenma at her side.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple.
  • Younger Than They Look: She looks like she is already in her 20s, but is actually only 16.

  • Bigger Bad: Although Alone pretends to be possessed by Hades and the characters buy into it, he is really just Alone. Hades only wakes up and takes over the Big Bad role after Alone's defeat at the hands of Tenma.
  • Cool Sword
  • Dark Is Evil
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Everybody Hates Hades: He certainly wasn't an Omnicidal Maniac in the mythology.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: Black angelic wings of evil.
  • Kill All Humans: His primary goal, because humans are corrupt and don't worship or at least respect the gods anymore.
  • No Body Left Behind: Invoked. Contrary to the original series, this Holy War against Hades did not take place in the Underworld, but in the Sky Palace. As such, when Hades is forced to abandon Alone's body, he is nothing but a soul. This is in stark contrast to the original series, where Hades uses Shun to avoid having to use his actual body, which lies within Elysium; having been forced out of Shun, he resorts to his physical body.
  • Pure Is Not Good
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Invoked. Pandora, Hypnos and Tanathos are trying to make him shed the Alone personae because he keeps talking about "salvation" and makes an effort to keep Athena and Pegasus alive; the actual Hades, in turn, talks about "judgement", and doesn't give a crap about anyone.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Thanks to Athena's flower leash, Hades became trapped inside of Alone, unable to take over his body. Once the leash is destroyed, its protection begins to gradually fade and Hades's awakening becomes a matter of time - and Alone keeps track of it via the Star Clock.
  • Significant Birth Date: Pandora's mother gave birth to his spirit on the Christmas night. Oh the irony.
  • The Stoic
  • Weakened by the Light: Sunlight is able to horribly damage him as long as it's powerful enough to go through his defenses.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!

Voiced by: Tomohiro Tsuboi (JP)

Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (JP)

Dream Gods

Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (JP)

Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao (JP)

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (JP, female form), Satoshi Hino (JP, male form)

Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida (JP)


Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (JP)

Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (JP)

Pope Sage
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (JP)

  • Big Damn Heroes: The one responsible for teleporting Yato and Yuzuriha away from the Lost Canvas when it was falling apart from the sky.
  • Child Prodigy
  • Expy: Of Kiki, though he looks suspiciously like Mu.
  • Facial Markings
  • Mass Teleportation: Able to teleport an entire army from the Sanctuary in Greece to the vicinities of the Forest Cathedral in Italy.
  • Psychic Powers: Said to be Hakurei's most skilled disciple in terms of psychokinesis.
  • Shonen Hair




  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Light brown hair in the manga, light blue hair in the anime.
    • Retcon: In the newest colored manga pages, her hair is now a bluish green close to her anime hair color.
  • Back Story: Got one in the Taurus Gaiden
  • Chickification: Shows no sign of having the strength of a former Saint trainee by the time of Taurus Gaiden
  • Cool Big Sis: To Salo in the main manga, to the other orphans adopted by Cor Tauri in flashback part the Gaiden, and finally to Agasha and her younger brother in the "present day" of the Gaiden
  • Parental Abandonment: Abandoned by her parents in the Labyrinth under Crete
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Quits trying to become a Saint after Aldebaran's death.

Sea Dragon Unity