Characters: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas

These are the characters from the manga/anime series Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas. This page contains only characters that appear in the main series; for characters only present in the Gaiden prequel, refer to this page.

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    Bronze Saints 

Pegasus Tenma

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (JP)
  • Back from the Dead: When Alone killed him in the first battle of the Holy War; thanks to Athena's divine protection in the flower leash, his soul was kept alive and subsequently rescued by Yato and Yuzuriha from Yomotsu Hirasaka.
  • Break the Cutie: Not very rare. Learning that the place where he grew up was ravaged by Specters and that his childhoold friend is behind it all. Aldebaran's death, while he was unconscious. Dohko's apparent death, and the fact that he blames himself (and Degel doesn't help by agreeing that it's his fault). Yato and Yuzuriha turning into stone. Finding himself face to face with his beloved mother, who came back as a Specter.
  • Brown Eyes
  • The Chosen One: According to legends, the Pegasus Saint is always a key character in the Holy Wars against Hades, so everyone seems to think Tenma is some kind of chosen one and must make it through the war and face Hades. Tenma initially seems to think this means he's Blessed with Suck.
    • Attack Animal: Youma sees him as this, and intends to harvest his soul to use it as a weapon against Olympus.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Determinator
  • Disappeared Dad: Until he resurfaced as a major villain.
  • Divine Parentage: Son of a rogue Time God.
  • Enemy Mine: He ends up fighting Partita alongside Pandora (although she claims he will be the next one to die). After he saves her life and protects her, they become almost friendly towards each other. Still enemies, though.
  • Expy: Of Seiya.
  • Germany: Country of origin. More specifically, Pandora's castle.
    • He was taken to an orphanage in Italy and grew up there, however. As accordng to daddy's plans.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Alongside Sasha and Alone, to banish Hades back into the Underworld and keep him trapped there.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • I Gave My Word: Takes this very seriously.
  • Meaningful Name: Tenma (天馬) means "Heaven's steed" or "Pegasus/Winged horse". Chosen by Youma as he knew his son was the reincarnation of the legendary Pegasus Saint.
  • Out of Focus: Large batches of the story are dedicated to the Gold Saints' fights, meaning he's prone to disappearing for several chapters (or in the anime, up to two episodes) at a time.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Both his signature moves consist on this.
  • Red Is Heroic: Dresses in red under his Cloth. Also has red eyes.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Alone.
  • Shonen Hair
  • Signature Move: Pegasus Ryuseiken (Pegasus Meteor Fist).
  • ¡Three Amigos!: With Yato and Yuzuriha. Also with Alone and Sasha.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Many times, but especially after his Training from Hell with Defteros.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yato.

Unicorn Yato

Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (JP)

Wolf Junkers, Lionet Bleriot, Bear Douglas and Hydra Curtis

    Silver Saints 

Crane Yuzuriha

Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (JP)

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)

Gemini Defteros

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
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: As the Sagittarius Saint, he has golden feathered wings. When he almost turns into a Specter, they turn black.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's still perfectly capable of kicking Specter ass after going blind.
  • 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.
  • The Obi-Wan: To Leo Regulus, his nephew.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • 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
  • Half the Man He Used to Be
  • 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)

Deadly Beetle Stand

Deep Niobe

Hanuman Tokusa

Voiced by: Miyu Irino (JP)

Harpy Valentine

Mandrake Fyodor

Voiced by: Kentarō Itō (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 


Voiced by: Aya Hirano (JP)



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