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The main five Bronze Saints in their classic Cloths

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     Pegasus Seiya 
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Voiced by: Toru Furuya (1986-2004 JP, although reprised in Omega), Masakazu Morita (2005-Present JP), Illich Guardiola (EN), Eric Legrand (FR), Jesús Barrero and Irwin Daayán (Latin American Spanish), Carlos Lladó (Spain), Ivo De Palma (ITA), Jefferson Utanes (Tagalog), Hermes Baroli (BR), Rogério Jacques (PT)
"I can still save Athena's life... Even though I can't feel my legs, even if I have to crawl, I'll get there..."

  • A Friend in Need: He has several.
    • With Shun, he broke Shun's chain and allowed himself to fall in order for Shun to defend himself.
    • He went to Siberia to help Hyoga against Crystal Saint (Anime Only).
    • He brought back the magic water to heal Shiryu's eyes (Anime Only).
    • Went back for Saori when she was being attacked by Silver Saints.
  • Action Survivor: Considering the amount of danger he goes through in his mission to protect Athena, he qualifies by default.
  • Animal Motifs: Pegasi, naturally.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Seiya is honor-bound to protect Saori, who's the reincarnation of Athena. He quickly develops feelings for her, and she seems to like him back too, but their relationship barely evolves at all until the Tenkai-Hen movie.
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • Pegasus Ryusei Ken (Pegasus Meteor Fist): Seiya's bread-and-butter fires countless punches in a wide spread over the opponent's entire body, with such speed and power they flash like meteors with each impact. Later in the series, he gradually starts blasting out a bolt of Cosmo with each punch, turning it into a ranged attack. Depending on the battle's dramatic/cinematic needs, Seiya can stand his ground and punch away at his enemy, or rush past said foe while punching, delivering the final blow in what looks like a Single-Stroke Battle-style punch but is actually hundreds of punches hitting simultaneously. According to Aiolia in the Twelve Houses saga, the attack can unleash about 100 punches per second. Some hard fought battles, intense training and the awakening of his Seventh Sense later, Seiya has perfected this technique until it can match the attacks of even Gold Saints.
    • Pegasus Suisei Ken (Pegasus Comet Fist): He focuses his punches into one single point to create a comet. He usually performs this in mid-air, holding his fist forward while his body spins like a drill. It's a rare technique, since Seiya favors speed over raw power, and he uses it most often against enemies who, themselves, favor a strong defense over evasion.
    • Pegasus Rolling Crush: Lifts his opponent into the air and slams their head into the ground. Unlike other similar techniques used by other Saints, Seiya's version usually releases the enemy at the last second, so he doesn't suffer the impact himself while the opponent gets further accelerated by the body throw.
  • The Champion: For Saori.
  • Character Title: The one and only.
  • Chick Magnet: Several girls are interested in him: his childhood friend Miho, former enemy Shaina (after he broke her mask) and possibly Saori.
  • Convenient Coma: In Next Dimension he is in a coma due to a Curse with Hades' Sword slowly killing him.
  • Courtly Love: It's heavily implied that he and Saori are in love with each other, but have resigned themselves to their respective roles.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Averted for the most part. While outside of the battlefield he tends to act like one, during battle he shows various levels of competence, especially his constant use of Indy Ploy. He's also extremely good at analyzing opponents for openings and weaknesses in their attacks, defenses, and tactics, although he usually has to bridge a large gap in power before he can actually take advantage of his discoveries.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has both brown hair and eyes.
  • Determinator: Seiya is one of the finest examples of this trope, if not the epitome of it. He gets hit on the head in nearly every fight he gets into; he's taken punches thrown at light-speed with his face; he was once stomped so far into the Earth that it might as well have been a burial; and oh, he gets knocked off a cliff once every arc/movie. And he still manages to stand up tall at the end of each and every encounter. Somewhat subverted in the conclusion of the Hades arc, where he gets stabbed in the heart with a sword by the hands of Hades himself, and the blow was laced with a curse that made him comatose. But he returned as Sagittarius Seiya.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • Simply "Pegasus" in Italy.
    • And "Seiyar" in France. Why a translator would simply add an extra r rather than outright changing the name is an eternal mystery.
    • The name "Seiya" is rather feminine sounding in french.
  • Energy Donation: At least once per arc, or movie, the Bronzies get battered within an inch of their lives by the Big Bad. At which point they all transfer their remaining Cosmo to Seiya so he can collect it all and use it against the baddie. After the Sanctuary arc, this also included the Sagittarius Cloth arriving from parts unknown to assist Seiya, either powered by Aiolos' will or by its own devotion to Seiya.
    • In the first major climax against Phoenix Ikki, instead of Cosmo, the Bronzies bequeathed Seiya their weapons, instead, like Shun and Shiryu's chain and shield covering his arm, or Hyoga's freezing Cosmo adding to Seiya's own.
  • Expy: Let's see: a Hot-Blooded orphan that is good for fighting, is friends with the children, and wears red? Yeah, he is Joe Yabuki, but nicer. In fairness, Kurumada is a fan of Ashita No Joe and one of his first works was a boxing series inspired by Joe.
  • First-Name Basis: He addresses Athena as "Saori" (Saori-san) when they're together even after he learns that she is indeed the goddess incarnate. His teammates in contrast are more reserved about how they address her.
  • Friend to All Children: He hangs out with three orphan kids of the nearby Orphanage of Love at the start, and often drops by the orphanage itself to play with all the kids there.
  • The Hero: The main of the series.
  • Heroic Resolve: Seiya is the undisputed king of this trope. During the Sanctuary Arc, Saga uses his most powerful move, which renders all your five senses useless. The fact he knows both his friends and Athena herself, Saori will die if he fails gives him the strength to reach a Crowning Moment of Awesome. And that's just one of many moments like this.
  • Hot-Blooded: Seiya is stubborn, headstrong, impulsive and very similar to a classic Japanese teenager. He is less intuitive, compared to his companions, but for luck or strength of his character, he is always the last to surrender, and it's always up to him to defeat the ultimate enemy of each series.
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: Seiya is one of the most iconic hot-blooded characters in anime, and has the bushiest ones. So bushy, they poke from out of his tiara-helmet!
  • Indy Ploy: One of his specialties in battle.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Moreso in the beginning where he shows some resentment for the Kido family and fights only to find his sister.
  • It Only Works Once: Averted Trope. Seiya insists in using the same technique (Pegasus Ryusei Ken!!) over and over. Initially it doesn't even hit, but then Seiya starts doing it faster...
  • Legacy Character: We don't find out until the Hades Arc, but Seiya is both the reincarnation and successor of the previous Pegasus Saint, Pegasus Tenma, who fought and defeated Hades in the previous Holy Warnote . The resurrected Hades is not pleased to see him, to say the least.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He tends to abuse this. A LOT.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Get used to the red shirt and jean combination.
  • Manly Tears: The guy often cries for either his friends or his rivals.
  • Nice Guy: He grows into this when he forgives Saori for his difficult childhood, becoming loyal to his friends starting with helping Shiryu getting his eyesight back and understands the duty of being a saint.
  • Meaningful Name: "Seiya", while being a standard first name in Japanese, is also written with the component kanji of "star" + "arrow". Which not only attaches him further to the "shooting star" imagery, but also references Seiya's connection with Sagittarius.
  • Minor Living Alone: While his friends reside at Saori's mansion, Seiya lives by himself at what is known as the Yatch House, where his flat is located.
  • Motive Decay: Initially his main objective is to find his older sister Seika, who disappeared when he was sent to Greece. As Seiya starts fighting alongside the other Bronze Saints, albeit reluctantly at first, his motivations shift to the protection of Athena.
  • Not a Morning Person: Lampshaded by Hyoga while he and the others were waiting for Shun by the airplane.
  • Pegasus: His guiding constellation and Cloth.
  • Protagonist Title: He is the Saint in the title.
  • Pummel Duel: With Aioria that has a similar attack.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Former main picture of this trope. He use a Spam Attack as his signature secret move, launching thousands of ultra-fast hits per second.
  • Red Is Heroic: He wears a red shirt and he ALWAYS wears red clothes under his armor.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Shiryu.
  • Retcon: Instead of outright dying at the end of the Hades' arc, Seiya is simply in a coma and instead will die in three days due to a curse.
  • Sacred Bow and Arrows: As inheritor of the Sagittarius Cloth, and when nothing else will work, Seiya can wield the constellation's famous bow and arrow against Athena's godly foes. It's typically given all the gravitas and dramatic buildup it deserves.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Seiya tends to be the most immature of the Saints, as he frequently jokes and is unconcerned about the consequences of his actions.
  • Take a Third Option: His Suicidal "Gotcha!" versus Shaina and Jamian.
  • Take Up My Sword: Literally: although Odin himself cannot manifest and act to release Hilda from the Nibelungen Ring's possession, he urges Seiya to don the Odin Cloth and draw its legendary sword, Balmung, to free her.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He lets go of his grudge towards Saori and starts to like her and being more determined to help innocent people.
  • Undying Loyalty: In time, he earns a reputation as Saori's bravest and most loyal Saint.
  • The Worf Barrage: Out of all Saints, he's hit the hardest with this, since nearly any new enemy that proves even slightly challenging to him will just sneer and let the Pegasus Ryusei Ken whiff against them the first few times. And Seiya will continue to use that same attack against them anyway. See below.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Note his moveset under Calling Your Attacks and noted along with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs; he punches people. If that doesn't work, he punches people faster and harder until it's finally, finally fast enough to slip through defenses or hard enough to break them. The only other thing he's got to mix it up is a piledriver, but ask anyone and the move that comes to mind when it comes to Pegasus Seiya is his punch.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: And it causes him lots of trouble, actually. Just ask Shaina what she thinks of this!

     Dragon Shiryu 
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Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki (1986-2004 JP), Takahiro Sakurai (2005-Present JP), Jay Hickman (EN), Marc François (FR), Enrique Hernández (Spain), Ricardo Mendoza and Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish), Marco Balzarotti (ITA), Elcio Sodré (BR), Ely Martin (Tagalog), Nuno Távora (PT)
"I promise you this, Capricorn Shura! Even if my body is destroyed, I shall not die alone! You will die with me."

  • A Friend in Need: In one of the saddest moments of the series he blinded himself to defeat Perseus Algol and save his friends.
    • Another memorable example would be Shiryu willing to bath Seiya's Cloth with most of his blood, aware that it would cost his life, in order to repair it. Without his Cloth, Seiya would not have stood a chance to survive the threat he was facing at the time and thus Shiryu was willing to offer his life for a friend in need. Ironically, he was doing this to repay Seiya for saving his life earlier.
  • Achilles' Heel: Shiryu tends to hold his guard over the part of his chest that coincides with claw of the dragon tattooed on his back, right over his heart. When he unleashes the "Rozan Shoryu Ha", his defense wide open for a fraction of a second - and if you hit him there, he's as good as dead. When Seiya points that out in the tournament, Shiryu freaks out.
    • Subverted in that it's only used against him once more, by Capricorn Shura, but this time Shiryu had been baiting him to land a killing move.
    • It should also be noted that since the both of them are associated with dragons, he actually figures out Siegfried has the same kind of weakness as him and this plays a very important part in bringing victory to Athena's side, since Seiya can take up the fight.
  • Animal Motifs: Dragons, naturally, starting with his name, "Purple Dragon". He also has a large tattoo of a Chinese Long covering his back.
  • Barrier Warrior: Was this in the beginning, as he relied a lot on his very strong shield.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Is very level-headed, kind, and soft-spoken when off-duty... but attack or insult his friends, Saori or Shunrei, and you'll have a Screaming Warrior punching the living Hell out of you. Deathmask learned this lesson the hard way!
  • The Big Guy: His sheer physical strength is the greatest of the Bronze Saints, with the possible exception of Phoenix Ikki. He won numerous battles without his Dragon Cloth!
  • Blind Seer: Shiryu lampshades this trope after he loses his sight. Thanks to this, he is not deceived by Saga's illusion in the Gemini temple when he and Seiya are trapped. He says he sees no obstacle and knows where the exit is. Shiryu grabs Seiya and runs off dragging him by force. Seiya, believing they were about to die, screams as they passed the Gold Saint of Gemini, and finally ended up exiting the Temple of the Twins.
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Characterization Marches On: Was much cockier in his first appearances, until Seiya gave him a dose of humble pie.
  • Chinese People: Subverted; he's got many character traits that adhere to this, including his uniform in civvies, but he's ethnically Japanese.
  • Disability Superpower: More like Handicapped Badass. After blinding himself in the fight against Algol, he retrains with his master and no longer needs his eyes to fight. Understandable since all saints have a sixth and seventh sense.
  • Eye Scream: Plucked his own eyes out to fight against a guy who has a Medusa-inspired shield that almost petrified him, Seiya and Shun. And yeah, before you ask, he did try using his shield (which worked!), but it was unpractical to launch a proper killing blow. He also did try closing his eyes and blindfolding himself: neither alternative worked, and he had half his body petrified already.
  • Fight In The Nude: Not literally, he just tends to voluntarily remove his armor more often than the rest of the cast. It also serves to show off his Power Tattoo for when it inevitably starts fading.
  • Genius Bruiser: Quite well-versed in legends and myths, pretty good at Indy Ploys, and The Lancer to Seiya's Idiot Hero.
  • Handicapped Badass: Has been blinded more than once in the series, without losing his status as one of the most capable Bronze Saints.
  • Hit Points: The tattoo on his back shines with intense colors as he burns his Cosmo, but if he's near death, it starts fading away, pointing out exactly how little time he has left. Some of the movies abuse the concept and basically erase the tattoo almost instantly for the sake of drama.
  • I Owe You My Life: Seiya saved him from dying in the beginning, so Shiryu has a huge soft spot for him.
  • Taking You with Me: To Capricorn Shura with a Dangerous Forbidden Technique. A dying Shura accepts his mistakes and saves Shiryu's life.
  • The Lancer: To Seiya.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He'll wear the same white Chinese outfit even if he strips out of them five minutes later.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In a series full of them, his straight, jet black hair stands out pretty well, and he has the longest hair out of the five main Bronze Saints.
  • Meaningful Name: Literally meaning "Purple Dragon". His undersuit in his classic Cloth was even a pale shade of lavender.
  • Mr. Fanservice: When most of his fights accompany him taking off his shirt for no other reason than proving that he can beat his opponent without his Cloth, then he definitely counts.
  • Nice Guy: Out of all five main characters, Shiryu is known as the calmest and most collected.
  • Oblivious to Love: Dohko had to spell it out for him that the reason that Shunrei doesn't want him in danger is because she loves him, and he still didn't get it. Worse, he often treats her more like a little sister than a romantic interest.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Shiryu is a noble, yet cool-headed guy most of the time. Cue his fight with Cancer Deathmask, where Deathmask senses Shunrei praying for Shiryu and tosses her into the waterfall, and Shiryu's absolutely unbridled rage that ensued.
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: He's notable for regularly geysering more blood than everyone else in his team has at least once per arc (the only time it's played fairly realistic is when he tears his own wrists open so Mu can fix up his and Seiya's suits. Shiryu went into a coma, and it's stated that he teetered on the edge of death, but he miraculously came back and was ready to fight again right then and there). There's a reason he's nicknamed the "Blood Saint".
  • Power Tattoo: A dragon on his back, which grows fainter when he's near death.
    • Receives an upgrade in Next Dimension when the dragon on his back gains a gem as proof of his indomitable spirit.
  • A Protagonist Is Ryu: Except that Shiryu is much calmer and collected than his fellow Bronze Saints. No, it does not stop him from being hot-blooded as hell, it's just that he's much more intense than he is passionate.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His black hair reaches his knees.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni:
    • Blue to Seiya, Ohko and Young Dhoko.
    • Also possibly Red to Hyoga's blue.
  • Take Up My Sword: After Capricorn Shura's death and defeat, he bestows upon Shiryu the gift of Excalibur. This would make this an almost literal case of the trope, but in Shiryu's case Excalibur is a technique.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even amongst the legendarily loyal five Bronze Saints, Shiryu stands out as the most loyal and willing to sacrifice himself for his friends. This willingness to sacrifice is the source of one of the BIGGEST Tear Jerkers in the series when Shiryu fights Perseus Algol.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: When he takes off his armor.

     Cygnus Hyoga 
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Voiced by: Koichi Hashimoto (1986-2004 JP), Hiroaki Miura (2005-Present JP), Jason Douglas (EN), Marc François (FR), Oscar Redondo (Spain), René García and Luis Daniel Ramirez (Latin American Spanish), Mark Aspiras (Tagalog), Francisco Brêtas (BR), António Semedo (PT)
"I want to live now, in this era, or not at all! No matter how much I may suffer, to fight beside my valiant brother Saints is my greatest wish!! "

  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, Hyoga participates in the Galaxian Wars because he received an order from the Sanctuary to assassinate the other Bronze Saints. He originally accepted this due to his hatred for the Grande Foundation, being aware that Mitsumasa Kido was his father. Since the Saints are only Mitsumasa Kido's protegés in the anime, this sub-plot isn't there. Hyoga competes with the same motivation as the other bronze saints: to win the Gold Cloth of Sagittarius.
  • An Ice Person: Hyoga is able to control and manipulate ice and snow as he pleases, as he mastered the basis of the technique of the Saints of ice, stopping the atoms of matter by the power of their cosmo.
  • Animal Motifs: Swans.
  • Badass Baritone: Especially in the original Japanese version where he has such a deep voice that is really chilling. Especially when he is curbstomping opponents.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half Japanese, half Russian.
  • Calling Your Attacks: In the anime, Hyoga says his attacks in English, but some is in Russian in the manga.
    • Diamond Dust: His main attack. He sends bursts of Cosmo into the air to cool it (and possibly to draw in air moisture) before unleashing a burst of cosmos that will assume the form of a focused hailstorm and freeze his opponent. The name comes from the fact that ice and snow in Siberia are beautiful and deadly, falling like diamond shards.
    • Kholodnyj Smerčh (Ice Whirl): Manga only, he throws an uppercut, blasting ice and the target upwards, freezing the opponent. It was his strongest attack prior to learning Aurora Execution.
    • Ice Ring (Koĺtso): Hyoga creates an ice ring that surrounds and paralyzes the opponent.
    • Aurora Thunder Attack: Anime only, he fires multiple blasts of cold at his opponent (Anime variation of manga's Kholodnyj Smerčh.)
    • Aurora Execution: The strongest ice-based technique, capable of fully exploiting the offensive power of reaching absolute zero. It is capable of freezing and killing the Gold Saint Aquarius Camus.
    • Freezing Coffin: An ability that will freeze an opponent in an unbreakable block of ice for a hundred years unless the cosmos of the opponent or someone from the outside can match it.
    • Freezing Fists: Anime only. A technique where Hyoga would either slide or leap toward his opponent and touch their legs to freeze them in place.This move uses a lot of Cosmo and leaves Hyoga open for an attack.
  • A Day in the Limelight: After the Sanctuary arc, he gets a whole adventure to himself titled "Natassia and the Land of Ice". The Asgard movie which is an adaptation of this arc is also arguably this.
  • Dub Name Change: In Italy he's known as "Crystal".
  • Eyepatch of Power: Subverted. His eyepatch may look cool, but not only does he lose part of his side vision but depth perception as well. It is not worth wearing considering he has it for symbolic reasons.
  • Eye Scream: Willingly lets Isaac hit his right eye as atonement.
  • Fatal Flaw: His sentimentality. He holds great respect for his master (whichever version it may be), his friends, and especially his mother, so when any of those things are brought up in battle, he has a tendency to hesitate. It stopped him from defeating Camus and the Crystal Saint the first time, nearly got him killed in the battle when a Mariner disguised himself as Camus, and he lost an eye for it during his battle with Issac supposedly. During the later arcs, he finally gets a better handle on these emotions.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Averted; he's the only bronze who misses his parents... albeit, that's because he's the only who knew his parent. They're all orphans.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: More noticeable in the anime. Although all Bronze Cloths were redesigned after the Sanctuary arc to get rid of helmets altogether, the classic Cygnus Cloth started out with just a tiara with a tiny swan popping out the forehead and huge wings covering the ears and the sides of the head. The aforementioned redesign simply streamlined the original version a bit further.
  • Human Popsicle: Aquarius Camus defeats him and literally creates an ice coffin for him so he can preserve Hyoga's body for years to spare him a horrible death in battle, and maybe let him live a peaceful life in the far future. It takes the Libra Gold Cloth's weapons and Shun almost dying to de-frost him and bring him back during the Sanctuary arc.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Crystal? Really?
  • Has a Type: At least in the anime, every girl/woman Cygnus Hyoga takes an interest in is blonde and blue-eyed, like his late mother to whom he is very attached.
  • Heartbroken Badass: In the first arc, he practically curbstomps most of the opponents prior to that portion of the story including Silver Saints! Upon Camus's destruction of Natasha's ship, Hyoga gets a psychological breakdown. Moreso after he killed Camus during the 12 house battles.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He gets on the receiving end of it when Camus does it.
  • I Owe You My Life: Shun used his Cosmo to warm up his body in the House of Libra. Hyoga says this pretty much word by word.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for Isaac's Eye Scream incident and presumable death.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Three times over. He kills his master Camus during the Sanctuary arc, his childhood friend Issac in Poseidon, and then his Anime-only master the Crystal Saint when the latter was brainwashed. This world just never lets up on him.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Hyoga really loves his blue shirt, jeans and brown leggings.
  • Meaningful Name: In Japanese it means 'glacier'.
  • Mommy Issues: He still misses his dead mom, very much. He can't exactly be blamed: she actually sacrificed her life for him when he was a child.
  • Obfuscating Disability: His eyepatch. Isaac missed on purpose, and just caused some skin near it to bleed.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: In the manga, the reason he showed up for the Galaxian Wars was to execute the other Bronze Saints and Saori, as they had revealed the existence of the Saints and (as far as the Sanctuary knew) were using their powers and Cloths for their own egoistic goals. The only reason he joins the group is they have to join forces to deal with Ikki, and by the time it's done the Sanctuary has already sent a squadron of Silver Saints to finish the job and kill him too for the perceived betrayal.
  • The Smart Guy: Shiryu's rival in regards to quick thinking.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: When the series began, Hyoga was depicted as cold and calculating, and he was often seen keeping distance from the other Saints. During the battle with Phoenix Ikki, his tender side was revealed, and he slowly began to display his true personality.
  • Surfer Dude: In the DiC dub, and it's hilarious.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Hyoga and his mother are both Christians, and put their faith in a deity different from the show's established Greek gods. At one point, the crucifix of the Christian rosary he wore under his Cloth actually stopped Ikki's fist from going all the way through his chest, and he would later dedicate Ikki's grave with said crucifix. (It's not said whether Ikki returned it when he came back to life, but it is again seen in the Abel movie.)
  • The Unfettered: The entire point of Camus' training. To be cool and collected in battle, and to get rid of useless emotions, as Camus puts it. Hyoga somewhat becomes that in the Hades Chapter.
  • When He Smiles: He almost never smiles, but when either happens... boy, it's a sight to behold.

     Andromeda Shun 
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Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa (1986-2004 JP), Yûta Kazuya (2005-Present JP), Chris Patton (EN), Serge Bourrier (FR), Jesús López (Spain), José Gilberto Vilchis and Alan Prieto (Latin American Spanish), Andrea De Nisco (ITA), Ulisses Bezerra (BR), Isabel Wolmar (episodes 1-73) and Marco Felgueiras (74-114) (PT)
"Stop! Even though I'm fighting for peace... I don't want to hurt anyone!"

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A brunet in the manga, green-haired in the anime.
    • Given a Mythology Gag in Hades: Inferno when Shun became possessed by Hades. In the manga, it goes from Green to black only when Ikki failed to kill him. However in the anime, it immediately changed from Green to brown to show Shun was partially possessed but didn't become black until after Ikki's attempt.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the anime filler episodes and especially in the non-canon movie, where his only role is to be defeated and allow his brother to save him time after time.
  • A Friend in Need: He warmed up Hyoga in the infamous House of Libra scene. He also gave up his Silver Star Necklace from his mother to pay Charon and allow him and Seiya to cross the river.
  • Always Accurate Attack: Thunder Wave, as Shun stated, will always find its target and cause damage.
  • Badass Adorable: Cutest Bronze Saint ever.
  • Badass Boast: "If the enemy is here, he won't get past the Nebula! Come at me Gemini Saint, if you wish to die."
  • Barrier Sir: Shun's Training from Hell and armor are heavily based on the legend of Princess Andromeda from the myths. You can guess what role he's filled more than once during battle... Lampshaded very often when his backstory is explained and everyone wonders if Shun's destiny is to die for others like Andromeda was willing to do. And he almost does once, for his friend Hyoga.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: "You angered me, Black Andromeda. THAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST MISTAKE!" *bloodily kills Black Andromeda with one hit*
  • Beauty = Goodness: Extremely cute... er, good looking. One of the good guys.
  • Bishounen: Among all the pretty boys in the series, he's noted to be one of the prettier ones because of his effeminate looks.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Shun uses English for his attacks.
    • Nebula Chain: His main attack. Most of the time he just swings his fist and it will strike and wrap around his opponent. Up to the conclusion of the Sanctuary arc, the animation would show a multitude of both the triangle and sphere chains shooting forward to run the opponent through.
      • Also has a defensive form where it is spread out at his feet in a spiral, explicitly mentioned to be as bright as the actual Andromeda nebula. Anything that approaches it will be immediately attacked, and attacking from above is akin to having a death wish. However, the logical weakness is that if the enemy has a way to attack from the ground, or to avoid making the chain react to murderous intent...
    • Rolling Defense: The circle end of the chain goes around him in a large cylinder, protecting his body from attacks (including Another Dimension) allowing him to use his triangle end to attack from the top.
    • Thunder Wave: A search and destroy homing attack using the triangle end. This move is capable of transcending dimensions and camouflage to find its target.
    • Nebula Stream: A technique that doesn't require his chains and the first of his unlimited Cosmo attacks (attacks that the longer they are used the more they grow in strength rather than deplete over time). He causes his Cosmo to swirl around and paralyze his enemy.
    • Nebula Storm: Shun's most powerful attack. A deadly version of Nebula Stream where the accumulated stream coalesces into a destructive storm.
    • Spider Net: Shun creates a literal spider net to catch things.
    • Spiral Duct: Another capture move that wraps around his opponent (a more elaborate form of Nebula Chain).
    • Casting Net: The chains weave themselves into a net and capture the opponent.
    • Boomerang Shot: The triangle end aims at the opponent, curves around and strikes from behind.
    • Wild Trap: The chains weave into a trap on the ground and then surround and clamp the opponent.
    • Great Capture: Just like Nebula Chain but wraps around large opponents.
  • Chained to a Rock: As per his representative myth, how he earned his cloth. The Nebula Chain itself was used to shackle him to a pair of rock pillars in the sea; as the tide came in, he was forced to hold the water back with his Cosmo or drown.
  • Chain Pain: The Nebula Chains.
    • Dual Wielding: one type of chain on each arm, and Shun can whip them out simultaneously to attack.
    • Empathic Weapon / Evil-Detecting Dog: It can sense and attack a source of danger long before its wielder does, sometimes against said wielder's intentions.
    • Epic Flail: The "triangle/triangular chain" is tipped with an arrowhead-shaped dart, is meant for offense, and can track down its target to the ends of the cosmos (extending to a length of light years or retracting to a couple of feet as needed.) The "round/circle chain" has a sphere (or an ornate ring in later arcs) at its end and is meant for defense, but Shun can use it for attacks in tandem with the other if there's no pressing need for its specialized defense.
    • Variable-Length Chain: Shun IS this trope. It's justified, in that his armor is mystic in nature and the chains are somewhat sentient on their own, but some of his attacks can get downright ridiculous. In the Poseidon arc his fight with Scylla Io has him create a giant web of chains to stop an attack... and still have enough to attack Scylla. When idle, the lengths of the Nebula Chain hang about 1 or 2 feet long from each of his arms. However, he can unspool them to several dozen yards in a defensive ring around himself; by his own words, the chain can extend across the entire galaxy (and across dimensions!) to strike at a foe.
      • Shun did explain during the battle against the Cerberus Saint that the length and power of the chains is directly proportional to the amount of Cosmo the user possesses. Moreover, if we take into account the flashback in which his teacher lectures him and his fellow trainees about how a Saint's cosmos is limitless...well, you get the idea.
  • Chick Magnet: This cute boy, in his introduction, had so many screaming fangirls that Jabu couldn't help lampshading the trope all over.
  • Compressed Hair: Inverted. While Shun's normal hair length barely goes below his shoulder line, wearing his helmet causes it to basically become Rapunzel Hair.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In the anime, he has both green hair and green eyes.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Nebula Storm, which Shun only executes after his personal Godzilla Threshold is crossed. Because of its extreme destructive nature, Shun will only use it as a last resort.
  • Deceptive Disciple: Lampshaded by his Master that he was hiding the fact that his Cosmo had fully awakened to avoid hurting his training partners.
  • Distressed Dude: Though he's not completely incapable of fighting, Ikki routinely bails him out of tough battles. Note this becomes routine only in the Anime.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Tends to warn his enemies several times before using Nebula Storm and how powerful it can become.
  • Don't Say Such Stupid Things: From Kanon after Shun admitted he was tired of fighting and gave up.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He gets this a lot. His own older brother fell in love with a girl who was almost identical to Shun except for her gender and the color of her hair. It doesn't help that his (pink) armor, at least in the first story arc, appears to have breasts, or that one of the reasons why Esmeralda became Ikki's Morality Pet was because she looked exactly like a blonde Shun. Ikki himself told that to her face!
    Esmeralda: Ah, Ikki. Sorry... did you think I was your little brother again?
    Ikki: ...yes. You two look identical! The only differences are your hair and eye colors.
  • Expy: Inspired by Toki. This is more noticeable during the flashbacks when he and Ikki were kids.
  • Fatal Flaw: His kindness and merciful nature. Because he's not completely willing to kill his opponents, they usually get a rebound and attack him while he's got them captured or on their knees. Sometimes helping out his opponent because he needs them backfires as well, since it usually just results in them attacking him. More than one villain and his own teammates have called him out on his actions over the course of the series.
  • The Fettered: Shun by virtue of his pacifist ideology would go to the point of nearly becoming a Martyr Without a Cause on several occasions. However, he twice managed to bring about a Mook–Face Turn by sheer conviction and kindness, at other times he did kill when forced to, and at times he had to be bailed out by his older brother for his pacifism. At one point he held Hades, in Demonic Possession of his body, immobile thanks to the strength of his wish that his body not be used to harm others, allowing his brother a chance to kill Hades. Surprisingly, the Aesop managed all outcomes of his behavior in the series, never outright making him a fool for his ideals.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: With Pandora when he is possessed by Hades.
  • Friend to All Living Things: In Next Dimension, he manages to calm down the Leo Saint's giant lion. One which nearly devoured Suikyo!.
  • The Gloves Come Off: Shun will never start a fight, but when one is picked against him, he will throw a hurricane at you if need be.
  • The Heart: Of the Bronze Saints. They all see him as the kindest and gentlest of the group, and treat him accordingly.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: In his flashback scenes with Ikki.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: The infamous Libra Temple scene in the Sanctuary arc, anime-only. Remember when Shun gave his energy to warm Hyouga up and get him back on his feet? The anime makes it look like he was attempting an Almost Kiss.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Manga only.
  • Intimate Healing: With Hyoga, in the anime.
  • It's Personal: Has this with Pisces Aphrodite mostly in the manga version after he killed Shun's beloved Master Cepheus Albiore/Cepheus Daidalos.
    • In the anime Daidalos instead fought Scorpio Milo evenly, until Aphodite surprise attacked the former with his rose, killing him. Unbeknownst at the time to both Milo and Shun; until Aphrodite told Shun during their fight.
  • I Want to Be a Real Man: What Shun tells Seiya before his fight with Aphrodite, as per Ikki's dying wish (or so he thought).
  • Limited Wardrobe: It figures that the most effeminate guy of the group averts this. Shun's the only one in both the anime and manga to feature a greater variety of shirts, hooded shirts, pants and gets a whole new set of duds in his evil robes while possessed. Although he does enjoy his green shirt and white suspenders.
  • MacGyvering: Shun is extremely resourceful as the wielder of one of the most versatile weapons among the ranks of Saints. His chains can form varied shapes to either attack, defend or confine.
  • Martial Pacifist: Usually he'd make a point of not trying to outright hurt or kill his opponents, until he absolutely needed to. And in this story, most of the time, he absolutely needed to.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: Yeah... he'll offer enemies who are Anti Villains his life if it brings them closer to a Heel–Face Turn, but it rarely works. Usually leads to Distressed Dude above.
    • Let's not forget how he literally defrosted Hyoga the Human Popsicle... and almost kicked it.
  • Meaningful Name: Means 'an instant' as in how quickly he can change from offense to defense.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: When possessed by Hades.
  • More Expendable Than You: Despite his peaceful nature he knocked out Shiryu to allow Ikki to kill him and leave everyone else alone.
  • Not Drawn to Scale: Shun got a whole lot bigger once he's possessed by Hades. Could be blamed on how crappy the animation studio was.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His cloth is the biggest, brightest neon pink in the seriesnote . Not once does anyone call it out or think of Shun as less of a man because of it, and he has plenty of chances to prove his worth, strength, and loyalty to his cause. After its rebirth, the Andromeda Cloth became more burgundy than pink, but then he himself switched to a light pink undersuit.
  • Reluctant Warrior: After four seasons and at least three movies, he refuses to give up on the idea of non-violently settling problems, and sticks to talking to his enemies in the hopes of reasoning with them. He has the unfortunate tendency to combine this noble character with Martyr Without a Cause and almost giving away his life on a few occasions... but when push comes to shove and the enemy proves they're a total monster, he will fight and kill them if need be. To his credit, he's caused at least one Heel–Face Turn among his opponents, and held back and throttled a body stealing God through sheer love of peace.
  • She's a Man in Japan: In the French dub, they thought Shun was a woman and used a woman to dub his voice for his first episode. Then Ikki calls him "Little Brother" and they later gave him a male voice.
  • Ship Tease: With June, his sparring partner and fellow student.
  • Shower Scene: Lord, did the fangirls squee.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Ikki who is rough, aloof and a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Has many of the personality traits, such as his peaceful nature hiding his true strength or one of his techniques that involves setting a trap and springing when attacked.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Shun accepted Hades' soul so he could be killed with Hades by Athena's saints. Too bad for him, his brother Ikki couldn't bring himself to do it.
  • This Is Unforgivable! / You Monster!: To Lymnades Casa, for playing with people's feelings and loved ones.
  • Training from Hell: Geographically speaking. In the manga, Tatsumi states that Andromeda Island is far worse than Death Queen Island to Ikki after he took Shun's place. Crops and people are capable of living on DQI while Andromeda Island appears lifeless. However Daidalos is a far nicer/saner Master than Guilty.
  • Underestimating Badassery: A mistake that many tend to make when they first meet him.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Somewhat. The Andromeda Cloth was tailored to fit women (it even has the mask which is customary for female Saints), but Shun's slender build allows him to wear it seamlessly. And he did earn it through his training...
  • Willfully Weak: When he showed his true power to his master he managed to break his master's SILVER CLOTH. And this took place before the series began. The whammy comes when one realizes that this means he mastered his Seventh Sense from the VERY START, and only used as much strength as he ever needed.
    • Also, this is far more believable in the manga which has less moments where he despairs at his lack of power, and unleashes his fair share of ass-whooping at opponents that should be at least one tier above him.
  • The Worf Barrage: While his Rolling Defense IS indeed a very powerful, almost impregnable barrier, well... it's only almost, and God Warriors, Marine Generals, Gold Saints, and Specters find ways around it.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: During his fight with Pisces Aphrodite he reveals he was holding back for fear of collateral damage, and warns his foe that, without his Cloth, now he only has his killing move... And the willingness to use it. Aphrodite doesn't listen, and gets killed for his trouble.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair in the anime.
  • You Killed My Father: Rather, "You Killed My Master", which fuels his anger towards Pisces Aphrodite during his fight with him.
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     Phoenix Ikki 
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Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (1986-2004 JP), Katsuyuki Konishi (2005-Present JP), Mike Mac Rae (EN), Henry Djanik (FR), Tasio Alonso (Spain), Marcos Patiño and Rafael Pacheco (Latin American Spanish), Tony Fuochi (ITA), Leonardo Camilo (BR), António Semedo (PT)
"Even if you knock me down a million times, the Phoenix will always rise again..."

  • The Ace: While Ikki is officially recognized as a Bronze Saint, his base power easily places him well above most Silver Saints, and his reputation as a powerhouse is common knowledge among his peers and fellow Bronze Saints. He could easily be recognized as the strongest Bronze Saint when it comes to raw power.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Same as his brother's hair, but to dark blue.
    • His Cloth was all Orange in the Manga, while in the anime it was first white and pink with orange highlights, and then all silver and midnight blue.
  • Aloof Ally: He dislikes teamwork, he comes to battle whenever Athena's Saints need his help, and is often seen coming in the nick of time to save his younger brother and friends from certain death. This tactic has always been exploited to their advantage, since the enemies are caught by surprise upon meeting/fighting him.
  • Aloof Big Brother: An excellent example of this trope: older brother of Shun and the strongest of all the bronze saints by far. Has elements of an Ineffectual Loner in him to boot.
  • Anti-Hero: Even after his Heel–Face Turn he prefers to stay alone because he doesn't like teamwork. Howewer he comes to battle whenever Athena's Saints need his help. He has a noble, complex and mature character, who never hesitates to sacrifice himself for his friends.
  • Arc Villain: The first in the manga. In order to take revenge on Mitsumasa Kido, who had Ikki endure a living hell of rigorous training on Death Queen Island to become a Saint since an early age, he interrupts the Galaxian Wars tournament to steal the Sagittarius Gold Cloth from the Graude Foundation and challenges the other Bronze Saints to fight him and the Black Saints.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: His experience from both the orphanage and on Death Queen Island caused him to go out and try to kill all of his friends and his little brother whom he swore to protect in the past.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Zigzagged. Ikki's first act upon appearing in the Galactic Wars stadium is to beat the stuffing out of his younger brother, whom he then spends the rest of the arc trying to kill along with his fellow Bronze Saints. Post Heel–Face Turn, he reverts back to the personality of the protector he had as a child. Admittedly, he comes to Shun's rescue only a couple of times in the manga, and a few more in the anime, but it all gets cranked up to the max in the movies, where the Reluctant Warrior younger brother getting hurt in a fight became a sure-fire way to summon Ikki from his lone wolf brooding cave, screaming bloody murder and mind rape.
  • Broken Ace: Ikki is LEAGUES over the other Bronze Saints in fighting ability, and his Phoenix Cloth guarantees that, even if defeated, he comes back stronger and more dangerous every time. However, getting that Cloth was an ordeal that scarred him for life, and even having his friends as support he still has trouble coping with friendship and companionship.
  • Calling Card: Leaves one of his phoenix feathers for his brother in Next Dimension.
  • Calling Your Attacks
    • Ho-oh Genma-Ken (Phoenix Illusion Demonic Fist): His signature attack. It's a thin beam of cosmo that, after piercing a victim's helmet and skull, hits the brain, bringing out his deepest fears. It traps the victim's mind in an illusion, either confusing temporarily the subject or leaving him in a catatonic state (possibly even killing him), depending on how strong the target's mind is. In some instances, very strong-minded foes scoffed at the illusion, only to realize their body control had been tampered at a very critical moment, ending up wounding themselves.
    • Hōyoku Tenshō (Ascension of the Phoenix's Wings'): An extremely strong blast of Cosmo from Ikki's fist(s) that takes the form of a fiery bird.
  • Clone Army: In the anime, the bulk of his army of Black Saints is made up of pitch-black copies of himself and his Phoenix Cloth. They're all low-grade mooks and are very easily dispatched, unlike their master. His unique Black Saint copies of the other four Bronzes are also very dangerous.
  • Combat Pragmatist
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Half of the time he appears, he'll deliver one to his opponent. Even to one of the 3 Judges of Hell.
  • Curtains Match the Window: In the anime has both blue hair and eyes.
  • Death Is Cheap: When his Cloth's power is coming back from the dead, death shouldn't even be a concept to Ikki. On the few rare occassions he pulls a Taking You with Me on his enemy (in such a way that he can't come back himself), he has been resurrected or escaped death with the help of said enemy, or others still in the land of the living.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He is visibly enraged at Thanatos' killing of Pandora, and swears to take revenge in her name.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Pulls this on Shun right before his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: With Esmeralda.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: During his villainous arc, the Phoenix Cloth's helmet had a retractable visor with the sole purpose of making him look more evil (and to make everyone wonder who he was for a few seconds when he made his first appearance). Even then, he only used it a few times, since his signature glare was a much more effective method of intimidation. His regular Black Saints, on the other hand, wear their visors all the time.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: ADV dub with Dante.
    • Marcos Patiño's delivery of his line in the LA dub was Very, VERY hammy.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After his master Guilty kills his daughter Esmeralda, and even took his mistake in stride, shrugging off her death because she "had gotten too close to the training grounds." Esmeralda's death, along with Guilty's unaffected attitude, was the spark that finally drove Ikki to become deranged enough to kill his master — and obtain the Bronze Cloth of Phoenix.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After his defeat by Seiya. When the true antagonist of the story, Pope Ares, finally decided to make his presence known, Ikki found himself aligning with the Bronze Saints in an effort to defeat the villain. It is at this point that Ikki returns to being the compassionate older brother that Shun admired as a child.
  • Hidden Depths: Deep down he really cares for both his friends and Athena and he really wishes to protect the Earth. But his experiences at Death Queen Island left him as a very bitter and cynical individual.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not as much as Seiya, but when he does let his hot blood run... oh boooooy. Mostly when someone is threatening his brother Shun.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: The only other main Bronze Saint besides Seiya to sport these.
  • Hot Wings: Ikki almost always appears with a fiery, phoenix shaped aura. His most powerful attack always manifests as a phoenix in one shape or another.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Ikki has a scar between his eyes, earned during his training at Death Queen Island from his master Guilty, when he killed Esmeralda.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: The reason he's the 1st Big Bad in the manga. Mitsumasa Kido was the father of the 100 children sent to become Saints. So he sent his own children to an almost certain death, since only 10 of them came back alive. Ikki completely snaps.
  • Guile Hero
  • Jerkass —> Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Do not ever look at Shun in a bad way. To a more limited extent, to the other Saints.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: To Lymnades Casa, he goes for Mind Rape and finish him with good old Curb-Stomp Battle. Lyumnades totally had it coming though.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others:
    • Contrary to his fellow Saints, Ikki is the first ever bearer of the Phoenix Cloth, according to the Hypermyth. No other person before him had been awarded the cloth.
    • Ikki is the only Saint out of the main five that enters Elysium without divine protection, having been granted right of passage thanks to Pandora's necklace.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Even when he was a kid, he wears nothing but a red shirt and black pants (red pants and blue shirt in the anime).
  • Manly Tears: When he realized that his brother was Hades' reincarnation. You know this is serious because Ikki crying does NOT happen often.
  • Master of Illusion: Once he uses his Phoenix Genma-Ken, it sends various nightmare illusions directly created by the opponent's brain; he or she is trapped within an illusion that is almost indistinguishable from reality.
  • Mind Rape: His Phoenix Genma-Ken technique allows him to make their opponents to see an nightmarish illusion and destroying their minds. It is Nightmare Fuel weaponized!
    • And for a double-whammy, if the opponent actually has a strong enough mind to shake it off, it still tampers with body control, so any opponent better be sure they didn't try to use too powerful moves while under the influence, lest they hurt themselves quite badly.
  • Not So Above It All:
    • He sheds tears for Shun when told Hades is possessing him, as he realizes that Shun plans to pull an Heroic Sacrifice.
    • He is visibly disturbed when Thanatos strikes Pandora and she dies in his arms. He even heads to Elysium to take revenge in her name.
  • Not So Different: With Mime and Bud. Like Mime, he was a mass of hatred, like Bud he tried to kill his brother. He uses this to great effect in both fights, using both verbal calls and his Mind Rape powers to both break them down and make them understand his POV.
  • The Phoenix: Of course, both in symbolism and in execution. His first death at the end of the Galaxian Wars arc is a particularly direct reference to the myth, after which it becomes more of a character trait and special ability.
  • Primary-Color Champion: The first version of the Phoenix Cloth in the anime only. Ikki's civilian clothes under the armor are blue, and the Phoenix Cloth itself in this version is (mostly) chrome red and silver (which passes off as white at a first glance), thus he looks like white, red and blue when he wears it. Notable as one of the few rare cases of a good character using this trope without being The Hero and/or The Protagonist.
    • Also in the anime, his civilian attire is a navy blue T-shirt with sleeves rolled up and red pants - lacking only the white at this point. And that would be amended in the non-canon sequel Saint Seiya Omega, which has him wearing white bandages on his arms in addition to the aforementioned blue T-shirt and red pants.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Ikki is connected to his Cloth and constellation in more ways than one. The Phoenix Cloth has the uncanny ability to reform from atoms if pulverized—-an ability that not even Gold Cloths have. Ikki himself can never truly die for good; while he can be killed, the constellation of the Phoenix grants him the power of resurrection, even after the Cloth has been destroyed separately.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: To Lymnades Kassa, for trampling his brother Shun's feelings, along with Seiya's and Hyoga's. Cue Mind Rape.
  • Ship Tease: With Pandora in the hole in the Wailing Wall. She tells him about her Dark and Troubled Past and helps him to get to Elysium. He sympathizes with her and swears to avenge her.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Shun that is gentle, Martial Pacifist and selfless while Ikki is a loner, cold and harsh. When he first appears in the manga, fellow Wolf Nachi points out that it is hard to believe Ikki and Shun are related due to the differences in their personalities.
  • So Proud of You: To Shun, when learned that Shun accepted Hades' soul so he can give an opening for the saints to kill him and Hades.
  • Taking You with Me: To Virgo Shaka. After awakening his Seventh Sense by pulling a Batman Gambit on Shaka, Ikki manages to send both Shaka and himself to another dimension. Both Saints are later brought back with the help of Aries Mu.
  • Teach Him Anger: And boy. Did it get results.
  • Training from Hell: Deconstructed and Reconstructed.
  • Terror Anti-Hero: Can go from Type 2 to Type 5.
  • *Twang* Hello: Every. Single. Movie. It typically goes like this: the Bronzes split up, Shun runs into an enemy too tough to beat and is knocked down, the enemy is about to deal a finishing blow, then suddenly one of the Phoenix Cloth's razor-sharp feathers slices through the air and sticks into the ground, wall, or floor (usually drawing blood from the enemy). Baddie rears back in shock, Ikki walks into frame describing what a mistake they made attacking his little brother.
  • The Unfettered: To further emphasize how different he is from his brother. While Shun is willing to spare his opponent's life and to try to make them change their mind, Ikki has no such qualms and doesn't question himself. If he faces an enemy, he WILL end them. He also does not care for notions such as gender when faced with an enemy.
  • Warrior Therapist: Especially in the Asgard Saga to Mime and Bud. Rather than destroy their minds with the Phoenix Genma-Ken, the attack revealed truths about themselves they were either unaware of, too young to remember, or which they had deliberately buried. They still fought to the death, but at least they did so with a clearer conscience and greater understanding of themselves.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Like Seiya, Ikki has an incredibly small pool of special attacks - two. Again like Seiya and taking into account Ikki's sheer raw power, two special moves are all he ever needs.
  • Would Hit a Girl: During his clash with Pandora, he stating that, unlike his fellow, has no problem attacking a woman if she is his enemy.
  • Unflinching Walk: Usually before kicking some ass or after his Dynamic Entry. Even better when he does it Out of the Inferno.
  • Unexplained Recovery / Death Is Cheap: Just like his namesake, he will not stay dead, and routinely claws his way out of hell. However, this didn't do him much good when Virgo Shaka sent him to heaven.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair in the anime.

     Minor Bronze Saints 

General

  • Can't Catch Up: With the main Bronze Saints. They are Bronze Saints worthy of a Cloth and a patron constellation, so it's implied that their individual Training from Hell was just as bad, or at least close to, whatever the Main Five went through. But since they're all defeated during the Galaxian Wars tournament, they miss out on Ikki's theft of the Gold Cloth and all the plots that came after, which constantly pushed the main Bronzes to train and improve their skills.
  • We Are "Team Cannon Fodder": Asgard and Hades Sagas.
    • During the former, they try to defend Saori from assassination by Mizar Zeta Syd, but are cut down like so much grass and the main Bronzes have to step in.
    • In the latter, they stay behind in Sanctuary to help out while the main Bronzes descend into Hades, and then throw themselves in the way when Thanatos unleashes his divine onslaught on Seiya's sister, Seika. They're a bit more successful this time, if only because they are backed up by Marin and Shaina.

Unicorn Jabu

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Voiced by: Yuuichi Meguro (1986-1989 JP), Hideo Ishikawa (2005 JP), Vic Mignogna (EN), Marc François and Serge Bourrier (FR), José Núñez and Luis Manuel Martín Díaz (Spain), Javier Rivero and Daniel Abundis (Latin America), Marcelo Campos (BR)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Actually had black hair in the manga, but the anime changes it to blond.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Saori, and way more explicit than Seiya too.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Unicorn Gallop!: The user launches a hundred kicks on his opponent.
  • Can't Catch Up: Starts off as Seiya's rival but by the Twelve Houses Battles, Seiya has upgraded his Cloth twice, wore the Cloth of Sagittarius and reaches his seventh sense while Jabu only earned one move. By Hades, they aren't even comparable anymore, though he's still plenty powerful in his own right.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Seemed like he was going to be rival to Seiya, but after the tournament, he only appears when he's needed.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Saori, especially during their childhood, when she was a Jerkass but he didn't care.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He not only protected Saori when she was unconscious, but was the Barrier Maiden for Seika when she was being attacked by Thanatos.
  • The Leader: Of the team of secondary/leftover Bronzies.
  • Palette Swap: Without his bronze clothes he's basically a blond/black haired Seiya.
  • The Rival: In the start, to Seiya.
  • Visual Innuendo: The horn on his head, he's purple with metal Underwear of Power.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Sorta, to Saori.
  • Unicorn: Jabu's total submission to Saori in spite of her childhood bullying is parallel to her being the virgin-maiden taming the unicorn.

Hydra Ichi

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Voiced by: Masato Hirano and Masaya Onosaka (JP), John Swasey (EN), Cesar Arias and Saul Alvar (Latin American Spanish), António Semedo (PT) and Carlos Silveira (BR)

  • Ascended Extra: In a video game, he's a Fake Ultimate Hero with a big Ego.
  • Dub Name Change/Meaningful Name: Renamed "Aspides" in Italian.
  • Flat Character: Has no characterization.
  • Gonk: He's gangly, pale (almost green), and has a droopy, almost ghoulish face with completely black eyes.
  • Healing Factor: Not him, but his armor is capable to rebuild itself, given enough time. In reference to the mythical Hydra, it can regrow its claws endlessly.
  • Logical Weakness: Hyoga froze his claws solid, rending him weaponless. Also as a side-reference to how the Hydra was ultimately killed, except Hyoga used ice to stop the regeneration, as opposed to Herakles using fire to cauterize it.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Has white eyes.
  • Poisonous Person: His claws and talons inject poison into enemies, and can even break off so they can continue to deliver poison while the Hydra Saint himself retreats to safety, at which point the Cloth just grows them back.
  • Wolverine Claws: The claws on his hands. He also has clawed knees to surprise opponents.

Wolf Nachi

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Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka, Takeshi Kusao (1986 JP), Kazunari Kojima(JP, Hades) Fabián Mejía, Fernando Manzano, and Roberto Mendiola (Latin America), Júlio Martín (PT)


Lionet Ban

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Voiced by: Hirohiko Kakegawa (JP), Naoki Imamura (JP, Hades)

  • Animal Motifs: Lions.
  • Can't Catch Up: In fact, he's the only Bronze Saint who was beaten in the Galaxian Wars by another minor Bronze Saint (Jabu).
  • Flat Character: Has no characterization. Lampshaded in de manga, as he notices the first time he says something in the series.

Bear Geki

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Voiced by: Yuuji Mikimoto (JP), Kohei Fukuhara (JP, Hades), Rob Mungle (EN), Carlos del Campo (Latin America)


Chameleon June

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Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru (JP), Laura Torres (Latin America)
"A Saint uses their own body as a weapon to protect Athena and defend justice."

  • Aborted Arc: June deliberately removes her mask before Shun, with all the implications described below. And, because that was the last time she ever appeared in the series, whether Shun even acknowledged her, let alone her feelings, was left unresolved.
  • Action Girl: She starts off by fighting Shun to keep him from leaving and in the anime, in the flashback, confronted Milo when he first came to Andromeda Island despite him being a Gold Saint.
  • Animal Motifs: Chameleon.
  • Brother Chuck: The first time we see her, she fights Shun and loses. The second and last time (in the anime) she is in bed, talking to Marin. She hasn't appeared or been mentioned since.
  • Chickification: In the anime, one kick to the face later, she is reduced to a Damsel in Distress.
  • Cool Mask: Like all other female Saints of Athena, she must wear a mask to conceal her face, and either kill or love the man that sees her without it. She willingly removes her mask to Shun, implying that she's already in love with him, but because she disappears from the story not much is made of this plot thread.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: Tries to reason with Shun so that he would stay away from the Sanctuary, before attempting to whip him to prevent him from leaving.
  • Leotard of Power: Her outfit on Andromeda Island.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her armor covers more of her body than Marin's, Shaina's and even Yuzuriha's combined (Manga Only).
  • Ship Tease: With Shun.
  • Stripperiffic: With Combat Stilettos.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Only female of the Bronze Saints.
  • Whip It Good: She use a whip as weapon.


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