An abridged series ofSaint Seiya. But in French, therefore using the french name of the show: Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : La Série Abrégée (Knights of the Zodiac: The Abridged Series). It is also the first French-made abridged series, and does a pretty good job at that, on top of everything being done by only one guy going by the alias of StateAlchemist. Coincidentally, the author had a few cross-overs with the Joueur du Grenier, who is pretty much a French Angry Video Game Nerd.The series encompasses the Sanctuary saga, and spends one episode per house. All the jokes are based on Character Exaggeration, French wordplay and jabs towards the Macekre-esque French localization of the show.
Saint Seiya Abridged/Les Chevaliers Du Zodiaque : La Série Abrégée provides examples of the following tropes:
Continuity Nod: Apparently, if someone says that a Gold Saint is not worthy of his armor, the armor will just take itself off. Shiryu did it with Cancer Deathmask and in ends up saving his hide against Capricorn Shura.
Crooked Contractor: Mu of the Aries. He is even known in-universe for charging a lot for the repair of damaged cloths.
Aldebaran: I know your pricings, it's going to cost me the right horn to repair the left one.
Even Hyoga lampshades it.
Hyoga: This must be why he could afford a full cloth made of gold.
Distracted by the Sexy: Seiyar and his pals spend at least ten seconds giggling around Saori... Watching the golden arrow firmly planted between her breasts.
Saori: Stop peeping and move it! I'm dying, damnit!
Dude Looks Like a Lady: Mu. Played for laughs since he has a gravelly voice and regularly insists that he is a man. He lampshades it at his first appearance:
Mu: Hi, I am Mu, the Aries saint. And despite my character design, I am a man.
Evil Gloating: The Gemini Saint and the Great Pope never zip it, making his gloating both evil and stupid. Great example after he trapped Hyoga and Shun in a parallel dimension :
Gemini Saint: You'll never escape this parallel dimension created by the team who made TRON! All your hopes are flying away... Oh, and Hyoga too. He'll drift in this dimension forever... Unless he manages to land in another of the twelve Temples, but he's gotta be a lucky son-of-a-gun for that! And you're now going to join him, Shun, like a neon pink Sputnik. Oh, by the way, it takes a little while to start, so it would be great if you don't do anything for the next 20 minutes, thank you.
Shiryu: *while Seiya tries to call the Sagittarius cloth, thinking it will allow him to wear it while it's really pointing its arrow at him* No, Seiya, the OVAs are non-canon!
Hyoga and his speech about hope and friendship, lampshaded by Shiryu and Seiya as "the most terrifying attack of the Shounen Manga Hero"
Gratuitous Spanish: Shura peppers his sentences with some spanish words here and there, culminating in a magnificent "Pedazo de hijo de la gran puta!" note very roughly : "You fucking son of a bitch!" when Shiryu uses the Ultimate Dragon, sending himself and Shura in outer space.
Shaka: Do I at least have something to say about this? No, becau-
It is also the gimmick of Ban of the Lionet, a background character (because of this, his sign and even his name are never told within the abridged series).
Jabu: Jabu, Saint of the Unicorn!
Nachi: Nachi, Saint of the Wolf !
Geki: Geki, Saint of the Serpent!
Ban: And me, I am-
Jabu: Yeah, and we'll beat you down!
Leeroy Jenkins: Invoked against Shaka of the Virgo. Shiryu and Shun try to just go around him silently while he's meditating, but Seiya just jumps him without a second thought while screaming the trope.
Not What It Looks Like: Shiryû, when a picture of him sleeping next to Kiki pops up at the end of the first episode.
Shiryû: I Uh... This image is taken out of context!
Milo: Yes, I let you live so you can face thousands of horrors, endure a thousand of pains, see your loved ones die in front of you one by one and finally, die a horrible and painful death. Isn't it... Exciting?
Milo (with an amused voice): *chuckle* Yeah, I know.