The protagonist and Seiya's heir to the Pegasus Cloth. As an infant he was raised by Saori/Athena in the Sanctuary, then outside after Mars attacked for the first time. As he grew he undergoes training under Ophiuchus Shaina, although the secrecy surrounding his circumstances causes him to have misgivings about this. However, when Mars attacks again and captures Saori, he learns the truth and finally embraces his destiny to become the newest Pegasus Saint.
Later on it's revealed that as an infant he and Aria were caught in the crossfire of the first war between Mars and Athena. It was then that Medea summoned the Erebus comet. Saori attempted to defend them, and when Koga was being infected with the comet's darkness cosmo, she leapt to his aid and wound up giving Aria a powerful light cosmo in the process. As Aria was taken by Mars to act as Athena's replacement in his plans for a new world, she took Koga in and sealed his darkness away with her light. Aware of how Athena was raising a child with an incredible darkness cosmo hidden within himself, Medea would later revise her plans in order to have Koga serve as the vessel for Abzu, the god of darkness. Koga manages to defeat Abzu and rescue Athena. He nearly sacrifices his life in the battle, but Aria's spirit manages to save him at the last moment. Koga then returns the Sagittarius cloth to Seiya and enjoys a year of peace.
- All Your Powers Combined: Athena, the Gold Saints, the Legendary Saints, and his friends bestow their cosmo on him to strengthen him enough to move and destroy the frozen gate.
- Balloon Belly: In Episode 18
- Berserk Button: Messing with Saori or Aria. In fact, Medea uses an illusion of Saori being murdered before his eyes in order to get him to succumb to his darkness cosmo and possession by Abzu.
- The Berserker: This is especially whenever his darkness cosmo takes him over. And he still shows shades of this in Episode 58 (Season 2). Don't ever mess with people he cares about.
- Butt-Monkey: Played for Laughs
- Bishōnen: Not as much as some of his teammates, but still.
- Big Brother Mentor: Becoming this for Subaru.
- Blood Knight: Played with. He was afraid of becoming this at the start of Episode 52 (Season 2) due to the fear of losing to his darkness cosmo again and giving in to the destructive impulses. Bonus points for him remembering the feeling of hurting his friends whenever he was possessed by Abzu. He gets over that fear quickly since he remembers that he fights to protect, not destroy.
- And it's implied that he enjoys fighting to some extent since he continued to train a year after Season 1 and says that his fists "start to itch" whenever he doesn't use them. Even his fight with Tarvos shows Kouga enjoying himself and throwing witty remarks against his opponent.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Episode 26 reveals that his true element was actually darkness.
- Played With: Giving in to his true element makes him go berserk.
- Demonic Possession: He's eventually forced to become the vessel for Abzu, the god of darkness.
- Determinator: Just like his predecessor. This, and being MadeOfIron is how he got through the House of Taurus.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He kills Abzu, the god of darkness and creator of the world. This nets him the well-desserved title of God Slayer. He's more notable than other similar cases from the Saint Seiya universe in that he's the first to kill a god singlehandedly, without the help of several other Saints (at least beyond the Combined Energy Attack kind) or having Athena deliver the finishing blow.
- The Dreaded: After killing Abzu he becomes widely known as God-killer Koga, or Koga the God Slayer. Naturally, this only gets him more opponents.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Completely logical and justified given the setting and situation. When Abzu is expelled from Koga's body, Abzu still manages to pull Athena into his darkness. At the time, Koga was the only person present not infected with the corruption that prevents people from burning their cosmo, so Seiya gives him the Sagittarius cloth and tells him to go defeat Abzu.
- Failure Knight: He fails at protecting Saori/Athena and then becomes a saint in order to find her. He then meets Aria, who he swears to protect, and then in episode 20 he fails at that as well.
- Generation Xerox: His design is strongly reminiscent of Seiya's. The color of his hair is actually a middlepoint between Seiya's and Saori's, leading viewers to speculate if he was actually their son. It turns out to be nowhere close to the case.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: He spends half of episode 68 running around Palasvelda with Pallas, thinking that she was an innocent civilian caught in the crossfire of the war between Pallas and Athena.
- Happily Adopted: Is very comfortable with growing up under Saori, openly stating that he was only taking his training in order to one day be strong enough to protect her. He seems to view Ophiucus Shaina as both an Aunt and paternal figure, in addition to his trainer.
- The Hero
- Heroic BSoD: Has one in episode 21, after Eden curb stomps him and takes Aria away.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He goes through a couple. He begins with Souma, and later alternates between Suburu and Eden, before ultimately settling with Eden.
- Hurting Hero: Almost confirmed to have memories of what Abzu did when in control of his body, and heavily implied to hate himself for allowing it to happen.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Because of not training with using Cosmo while under Shaina, he has to learn the basics of using it, as well as his cloth, as the story goes on.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Kouga has a lot of misgivings about his training due to the secrecy surrounding it, such as Saori's true identity and Mars' past attack, as well as his belief that he shouldn't work for something he knows nothing about. But when Mars kidnaps Saori and he learns of her identity, he gains the proper motivation to become a Saint.
- The Immune: His darkness cosmo makes him immune to the darkness curse that slowly kills those who burn their cosmo.
- I Will Find You: To Saori/Athena, it's his main reason for becoming a Saint.
- He finds her around episode 48, and finally rescues her in episode 51.
- Idiot Hero: Not completely stupid, but tends to act before thinking quite a bit.
- Case in point: He always loses at RockPaperScissors because he chooses good ol' Rock every single time. After a while, Souma and Yuna begin to wonder when he is going to realize it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Called out by Yuna in Episode 3. "The Pegasus personality is self-centered, short-tempered, strong-willed and ambitious. The Pegasus is short-tempered, but also supposedly honest and polite."
- Note that a) she didn't know Koga all that long when making that analysis, and b) Seiya started out that way in the original series. Being the kind of astrologer she is, Yuna clearly was saying Koga's destined to be this trope by nature of his status as Pegasus.
- Leeroy Jenkins: A major problem. By Episode 10, even Souma is starting to object, and the team is starting to recognize the importance of assigning a babysitter to keep him under control.
- In Season 2, he seems to be more calmer and less reckless.
- Legacy Character
- Light 'em Up
- Made of Iron: Even by Saint standards, Kouga is astonishingly tough, even tanking an Ultimate Attack from Souma without lasting damage. This actually becomes part of his battle strategy, learning about an enemy's moves by letting them hit him with them repeatedly.
- Meaningful Name: Kouga means Light Fang.
- My Greatest Failure: Aria's death heavily affects Koga in the second half of the first season as he barely interacts with his comrades. Thankfully, he recovers thanks to his friends' help.
- One-Hit Kill: He can use his darkness cosmos to inflict this on certain foes. Such as Bacchus.
- It's also how he takes out Amor.
- Parental Abandonment: He is raised by Saori/Athena and nothing is known about his parentage... yet. It's eventually revealed that his parents died protecting him and his twin sister Aria, when their hometown was destroyed by the dark meteor.
- Pegasus: His theme, of course.
- Power Gives You Wings: Awakening the Omega gave the Pegasus Cloth wings.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: After being possessed by Abzu.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Down to his color scheme.
- Separated at Birth: He and Aria are heavily implied to be twins.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: His Darkness Cosmo is a variant. It's massively powerful, but it's very easy for him to lose control when using it and draw on too much, turning him into a mindless font of raw destructive energy.
- 10-Minute Retirement: After killing Abzu and the subsequent conclusion of the war against Mars, he briefly loses his motivation to fight. This lasts for about an episode.
- Took a Level in Badass: Episode 21.
- In episode 50 Seiya lends him the Sagittarius cloth.
- Note that this isn't particularly badass in and of itself considering we've already seen people be handed gold cloths and prove incapable of handling it. However, it's the fact that Seiya knows Koga can handle it, having just helped Koga fight back against a God of Evil's Demonic Possession, as well as Koga proving him right by going into Abzu's domain, withstanding Abzu's beatdown long and hard enough to be able to get an energy feed from the others, then stomping Abzu into the ground, that's truly the awesome bit here.
- Training from Hell: Mandatory for a Shonen protagonist.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: He's slowly, but firmly shaping into this.
- You Called Me "X"; It Must Be Serious: In Episode 65, he stops dead when Ryuho calls him by his name, instead of his usual and affectionate "Kouga-kun".
A laid-back guy and Kouga's best friend. When they first met, he tested Kouga's strength and was disappointed that he was lacking, but after a small talk about the basics of cosmo energy and a sudden attack from a Martian, both Bronze Saints worked together to fight the enemy, further strengthening their bonds.
- Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Katsuyuki Konishi played a character with a lion motif.
- Antagonist in Mourning: To Sonia after he fails to prevent her death.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His spiky red hair goes well with both his fire Cosmo and his Lionet Cloth.
- Big Damn Heroes
- But Not Too Foreign: He grew up in what seems to be Mexico, but he and his father have Japanese names.
- Chick Magnet: He was quite popular with the ladies back in his home town.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Fiery Redhead
- Friendly Enemy/Worthy Opponent: To Kouga during the Saint Fight. It's only a sports competition, after all, and neither of them wants it to get in the way of their friendship.
- Gratuitous Spanish
- Handsome Lech
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kouga.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: To Sonia
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Sonia. At first, it's just because she murdered his dad, but then he uses it as his excuse when he saves her life after witnessing her tragic backstory...
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's a competent Bronze Saint, but when you're in the same team as two top-of-the-class geniuses, a prodigy with a rare element and near-limitless potential, and the Ninja Saint, 'competent' doesn't quite cut it. A bit of training with Jabu fixes that problem.
- Panthera Awesome
- Playing with Fire
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: And it's not pretty.
- Supreme Chef: Though he uses a LOT of spicy ingredients.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Towards Sonia as of Episode 26.
- 10-Minute Retirement: He leaves the team after his first battle against Sonia, as he feels his personal issues are getting in the way of his job as a Saint.
- Trash of the Titans: His bedroom at the Palaestra is only slightly less messy than a henhouse. It improves a bit after Kouga moves in.
- Took a Level in Badass: After his training with Jabu, he's capable of giving Sonia an even fight.
- He got Mycenae's respect by scratching his gold cloth, Mycenae admits his defeat and lets him and Haruto pass.
- You Killed My Father: He became a Saint after a Martian soldier, well, killed his father. Now as of Episode 12, he knows who did it. And boy he didn't take it well
A female Saint who swore loyalty to Athena and received her mask at a young age. She has since been training hard at Palaestra, a special Saint training academy, to become one of Athena's best paladins, but it soon becomes apparent that this is taking a toll on her body, and is starting to question the laws laid down upon the Saints, especially girls like her. This comes to a head with a minor confrontation with Kouga and a fight against fellow Palaestran Dorado Spear. She ultimately wins thanks to Kouga inspiring her to not be too hard on herself and let go of her mask.
- Action Girl: By far the most competent one in the entire franchise. Affirmed in Episode 11 where she dispatches a Silver Saint. Reaffirmed in episode 34 in which she reaches the Seventh Sense and KILLS a Gold Saint (before any of her male companions were able to do it).
- Astrologer: Yuna isn't so much a "tell the future" astrologer as she is learned in what strengths a given constellation (and thus saint) is likely to have.
- Blow You Away
- Combat Stiletto
- Cool Big Sis: Acts as one toward Aria.
- Cool Mask: Initially wears this in compliance to a tradition of female Saints wearing them. She ultimately removes them once Kouga inspires her to be true to herself.
- Dangerously Short Skirt
- Dark and Troubled Past: As evidenced by the second opening, Yuna has by far the most tragic past among the six main characters.
- Doomed Hometown: Are we getting a pattern here?
- Feather Motif
- Heroic BSoD: In Episode 53 (Season 2). After having a year of peace in her village, she loses the motivation to fight due to fearing the suffering, pain and loss that she went through in the first season and the Pallasite War means bringing in more. Kouga snaps her out of it, though.
- The Heart: she takes this role after Aria's death.
- In a Single Bound
- Kick Chick
- Lady of War
- The Lancer: To Kouga.
- Lawful Stupid: Deconstructed and ultimately subverted — she obeys Athena's laws to a T, down to wearing her mask. However, as Geki notices, she is having a lot of trouble because of obeying too much. In the end, she decides to stop being too strict upon herself, starting with taking off her mask.
- Little Miss Badass: Episode 14. That is all. Though due to Artistic Age, you could get confused about whether she's a 'Little Miss' or not.
- Meaningful Name: Averted, her name has no Kanji despite being Japanese.
- Moe Couplet: Platonic version, with Aria. Yuna seems to be only wholly-nice to Aria.
- Parental Abandonment: Flashbacks in episode 14 showed that she had to thieve in order to survive as a kid with no parents in sight. That was until Pavlin came along and acted as her Parental Substitute
- Power Gives You Wings: Upon unlocking her seventh sense, she temporarily manifests some very pretty Cosmo wings that let her fly.
- Awakening the Omega unlocked the wings of her new Cloth.
- Plucky Girl: Pretty evident in episode 21, where her determination after defeat contrasts strongly with Kouga's Heroic BSOD. Most evident in episode 44; all of it.
- Subverted in Season Two where she's going through Heroic BSOD herself and Kouga snaps her out of it.
- Pink Means Feminine: As the only girl in the team, the color of her Cosmo is Pink.
- Rapunzel Hair
- The Reliable One: Her basic role in Team Kouga - she's a capable, loyal front-line fighter who isn't prone to crippling illness, utter stupidity, or wandering off and doing her own thing at inopportune moments.
- Retool: Aquila became a Bronze Cloth for unexplained reasons. It was previously a Silver Cloth used by Eagle Marin, who is never seen nor referenced in this series.
- Say My Name: KOUGAAAAA!! Yells that quite frequently in Gold Saint arc.
- She's Got Legs: Amor comments on them. Given that he's The Dragon, twice her age, and won't take no for an answer, she's not exactly flattered.
- The Smurfette Principle
- Team Mom: Most evident in the Twelve Houses story arc in which she promises Kouga to ensure his Darkness Cosmo doesn't take over and is the only one actively trying to make Eden become part of the team.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Aria's Girly Girl.
- Waif-Fu: In accordance with her powerset.
- Women Are Wiser: She's the most sensible and level-headed member of Team Kouga, though Ryuuhou comes a close second.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.
Son of the legendary Bronze Saint Shiryuu and heir to his Dragon Cloth. Ryuuhou is a caring young man to his companions and a big brother figure to Kouga. While highly talented, his weak constitution prevents him from using his cosmo to its fullest extent. Nevertheless Ryuuhou is more than willing to give everything he has for his friends.
- Adorkable: Watching Ryuuhou having tea with a Gold Saint certainly gives this vibe.
- A Protagonist Is Ryu
- Badass Adorable
- Barrier Warrior: Much like his father.
- Battle Strip: Shiryu was known for it, so it was natural that Ryuuhou would come to do the same sooner or later — episode 83, to be specific.
- Censor Steam: When he is in the "limbo" after being briefly defeated by Paradox in episode 33, he is shown naked, with some of this covering his naughty bits. His out-of-universe fangirls got quite a reaction out of that.
- Cool Little Bro: To Kouga.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Ryuuhou, did you just have tea with the Gemini Gold Saint?
- Expy: Despite being Shiryu's son, a few fans have noted he has more in common with Shun.
- He also gets constantly compared, looks-wise, to another Umakoshi-designed water-elemental character, Erika Kurumi/Cure Marine, to the point of spawning a Pixiv tag — this, being in spite of him having more in common, personality-wise, with minor character Satsuki (both are sickly, soft-spoken, and rather feminine-looking, but still competent fighters). On the other hand, there is a certain minority that takes the Ryuhou/Erika connection and take it in a much different way.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang
- Eye Scream: Averted. Like his father, he fought against a guy who used a Medusa-inspired shield. Unlike him, Ryuhou made it out with both eyes intact.
- Family Eye Resemblance: As Libra Genbu points out, Ryuho has the same honest eyes Shiryu had.
- Father, I Don't Want to Fight: In episode 55, he openly protests about the training Shiryu puts him through, as all he wanted to do was life a normal life with his family.
- Generation Xerox: Inherited his father's Cloth, and is one of the most polite and calm members of his group.
- Glass Cannon
- Ill Boy
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!
- Legacy Character
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Although not to the absurd length of his father's.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Very luckily in his case, as he's physically weaker than the average Saint. And it's still very easy to break.
- Making a Splash
- Meaningful Echo: "A dragon looks best as it rises towards the heavens."
- Meaningful Name: Ryuuhou means Dragon Peak.
- Mr. Fanservice: He doesn't go shirtless as often as his father, but when he does, it does not disappoint.
- Nice Guy
- Passing the Torch: Shiryu passed his Cloth onto his son.
- Power Tattoo: Just like his father, Ryuhou has a Chinese dragon tattooed on his back, though it's only visible if he's boiling his Cosmos.
- Seiza Squirm: His position is flawless during the tea ceremony with Haruto's father, but as soon as he thinks nobody is watching him, he begins to squirm and fidget.
- Squishy Wizard: He has great control over his Cosmo, but his body is frail. This is quickly abandoned in the first season after he begins using his cosmo to compensate for his weak physique.
- Tears of Joy: He cries these when he returns home and finds Shiryu fully healed. It's even more touching when you remember that, despite his fragile appearance, he isn't one to cry easily.
- Took a Level in Badass: Is the first one to really defeat a Gold Saint with the 7th Sense.
- He is also the first Saint ever to reach the legendary Omega sense, though the power surge is so sudden and inmense that he collapses in a matter of seconds.
- Whip It Good: Awakening the Omega allowed Ryuho to use the Dragon Cloth's tail as a whip... Even though he barely actually did.
- Willfully Weak: When he was younger, Ryuho would pretend to be much weaker than he actually was, losing duels on purpose and atributting his best performances to sheer luck. He did this because he wanted to keep his friend Mirapolos as the number one student at the Palaestra. He's still a humble boy, but much more honest about his potential.
- Wrecked Weapon: Even under another user, the Dragon Shield still winds up broken at one point or another.
A descendant of a clan of shinobi, Haruto is a calm, smart boy who mixes his ninja fighting style with Saint techniques. After the war with Mars, he starts a band. His bandmates and audience being turned to stone at the hands of the Pallasites convinces him to don his cloth again to fight against Pallas and her army.
- Aloof Ally: He prefers travelling alone, arguing that he has better things to do. The rest of the team doesn't mind, as they can usually count on him showing up whenever he's needed.
- As the series continues he becomes more involved with his friends and travels with them
- Big Brother Worship: They weren't related by blood, but Haruto saw his friend Yoshitomi as an older brother, and completely adored him.
- Combat Pragmatist: He's a ninja Saint. It's to be expected.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defrosting Ice Prince: He becomes less sarcastic and more caring as the story progresses, specially towards Ryuho and Souma.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Though it's not the only element he uses.
- The Dreaded: Not as big as Kouga's title, but he gets the title of Golden Crusher. It's enough to boost a Class 3 Pallasite's rank into a Class 2.
- Expy: Has elements of both Shiryu and Hyoga.
- Also, while he's not explicitly based on a specific character, his background as a ninja and use of jutsu are nods to Naruto, and he could EASILY fit into that series seamlessly. Hell, his name is only one letter away from that series' main character, and he could pass for a more centered, non-evil Sasuke.
- The Glasses Come Off: While Haruto wears glasses with his civilian clothes, they seem to disappear whenever he dons his Cloth.
- Failure-to-Save Murder: Yoshitomi's father blames Haruto for his son's death, even though there was nothing 10-year-old Haruto could have done to stop the Silver Saint from killing Yoshitomi.
- Flash Step: Ninja Saint.
- Hot-Blooded: While he's usually quiet and subdued, his fight with Tokisada and Character Development shows that he definitely deserves this trope.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: He may be an Earth Elemental but he can kick ass with other elements thanks to his ninja training.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Make Me Wanna Shout: After he discovers his passion for music, he adds sound-based techniques to his repertoire of Ninja tricks and Saint attacks.
- Meaningful Name: Haruto means Glorious Battler.
- Megane: In his civilian attire.
- My Greatest Failure: He hasn't forgiven himself for running away and leaving Yoshitomi to fight Horologium alone.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Ninja who is also a Saint of Athena.
- And in the second season, Rock Star Ninja Saint.
- Punny Name: He's a ninja and his name is Haruto. Does it sounds familiar?
- Sharp-Dressed Man: His civilian attire.
- The Smart Guy
- Slip Knot Ponytail: His ponytail gets undone during his fight against Aquarius Tokisada, just in time for him to unlock his seventh sense.
- The Stoic: So far...
- Taking the Bullet: He protects Souma from Leo Mycenae's strongest attack, the King's Emblem.
- Younger Than They Look: He is 13.
An enigmatic and monstrously powerful young man who is the favourite for the Palaestra Saint Fight. A natural loner, he has little but contempt for his weaker classmates.
- The Ace: Began by being The Dreaded among his peers at Palaestra, and regularly able to stomp his opponents with unnerving ease. When he was introduced, he already had mastered his Cosmo to the point of being able to stun anyone with a jolt of electricity just at a finger snap.
- Aloof Ally: Mostly after his HeelFace Turn.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: In the third opening.
- Berserk Button: Most notably, Aria.
- Blind Obedience: He struggles with this and his love for Aria.
- Childhood Friend: Of Aria.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Whenever he fights an opponent, this is bound to happen.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Disease Bleach: His hair turns white during the Sanctuary Arc. The exact reason is never spelled out, but it's implied it was caused by the trauma of watching his beloved Aria being killed by his father, as well as his decision to betray his family.
- The Dreaded: Amongst the Palaestra students.
- Expy: From Ikki. Similarities include: being The Ace AND The Dreaded among the Bronzes of his generation, walking with an Unflinching Walk, having an Evil Mentor and loving a cute, innocent girl who dies at some point.
- Generation Xerox: Sort of. He's basically Ikki MK.2.
- HeelFace Turn: Foreshadowed since the very beginning of the show, but finally happens in Episode 35.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Orion's Extermination.
- Locked into Strangeness: His hair turns white after Aria's death.
- Made of Iron: Astonishingly so. Getting punched repeatedly by Gold Saints is part of his workout regime.
- Man in White: His general Cloth makeup.
- Overlord Jr.
- The Paralyzer: Likes using carefully-placed jolts of electricity to scramble people's nervous systems. Hey, it's one way to get out of a tedious conversation.
- Perpetual Frowner
- Pet the Dog: There's his risking his life to defend Athena from a Koga-possessed Abzu, as well as his attempt at expelling Abzu from Koga rather than killing them both. Albeit, neither attempt amounts to anything aside from some bought time, but it pays off in the end.
- Reverse Mole: Tries infiltrating the Pallasites for information early in the second season, but rapidly loses interest and goes back to handing them their asses instead.
- Retool: Another Silver Cloth that became a Bronze Cloth, with no explaination.
- The Rival: To Kouga.
- Say My Name: ARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
- Shock and Awe
- Smug Super: So convinced of his inherent superiority that he wonders why Palaestra's even holding a Saint Fight this year. After seeing him in action, everyone else does too.
- Social Darwinist
- The Stoic: He's usually calm and composed...
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: His normal attire.
- Training from Hell
- Trauma Conga Line: Good lord this kid did not get off easy! Just look at his entry under Iron Woobie in the YMMV tab!
- Tyke Bomb: It's implied he's been training with Bronze and Silver Saints since he was a kid
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid
- Weapon of Choice: Subverted. He is given a club when he joins the Pallasites. He tries it out, only to decide that weapons aren't his style and throw it away.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like the rest of the Martians, he wants to create a world without needless conflict with Aria as the new Athena. It's too bad that he has to sacrifice the old Athena in order to do so.
- Troubled, but Cute: Emphasis on Troubled after certain event...
- The troubled part becomes even more clear in season 2, where Europa shows that he's unsure of how to continue with his life, torn between being a God like his father and a human like his mother.
- Unflinching Walk: Even in the opening.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well, technically it's kinda cyan... and later white. He gets to keep his cyan eyebrows however.
After his Steel Cloth is destroyed, Subaru inherits the Bronze Cloth of Equuleus, along with the will of the late Celeris, its former master.
Tropes of this character should go to the Subaru entry in the Steel Saints section.
The Dorado Saint, Spear is a veteran at Palaestra Academy who likes to tease other students with his friends Rudolph and Gray, both his lackeys and also Bronze Saints. Spear is at odds with Kouga by the time he meets him, deeming the freshman as unworthy of the Legendary Pegasus Cloth and his rebellious ways against the Athena laws; Yuna also got bullied by Spear, with him teasing her for being a female Saint thus inferior to other Saints, saying she should be submissive to other males. All of this culminated in a fight: Spear vs. Yuna, with Dorado losing the ordeal and his self-imposed right to belittle Yuna.
- Blow You Away: Despite what his Cloth might suggest, his techniques are wind-based.
- The Bully
- Living Battery: Ends up as one in the Tower of Babel
- Stay in the Kitchen: Not only believes female Saints should aways wear their masks, but also they must be submissive to male Saints.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Spear? What are his parents called, Great Sword and War Axe?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Saint of Hydra and actually a veteran from the Classic Series. He hasn't discovered in his Elemental power and thus ends up being a student in Palaestra along with younger generation saints... and usually ends up being a joke.He later becomes the Hydrus Silver Saint, however, by the start of the second season he's back to Hydra. He's back to Hydrus by episode 78.
- Can't Catch Up: Deconstructed! Ichi's inability to ever live up to the standards set by Seiya and his friends has left him very bitter.
- Camp Straight: Obsessed with being a Bishōnen. Considering he's an expy of random Fist of the North Star punk mooks, that's an uphill struggle for him.
- FaceHeel Turn: Though it doesn't last.
- The Fighting Narcissist: A bizarre example: he's very much into himself... but he's butt-ugly.
- Genre Savvy: "The prettier boy always wins!"
- Green-Eyed Monster
- I Just Want to Be Special/I Just Want to Be Badass: His main reason for a FaceHeel Turn is that he always wanted to fight alongside Seiya and co. but he could never catch up.
- Karma Houdini: Still at the Palaestra in season two despite having sided with Mars. Though he did get his butt kicked by Kouga so they probably felt that was enough of a punishment.
- Laughably Evil
- Rank Up: Becomes the Hydrus Silver Saint after siding with Mars.
- Redemption Demotion: He's back to Hydra by season 2. Then back to Hydrus by episode 78.
- Spikes of Villainy: Can grow spikes at-will from his Hydrus cloth.
Volans Saint who is Water Elemental. Utterly hates Souma for being a 'loser's son' and during the training camp session, tried to hinder Souma's progress. Souma managed to qualify anyway and this caused Argo to get disqualified by Geki.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: The point of the test was cooperation. Needless to say, he failed spectacularly.
- Jerk Jock
- Making a Splash
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He's one of the few known Bronze Saints who doesn't make a cameo return in the second season. It's implied he died at the Tower of Babel.
Saint of Compass, and Kouga's first opponent during the Palaestra fight.
- Adjusting Your Glasses
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Attempted, but failed. He tried to win the Saint Fight by carefully analying his opponents' moves and strategies, but was let down by his own weakness and predictability as a fighter.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Shorter Means Smarter
- Weak, but Skilled: Though not quite as skilled as he hoped he'd be.
Corona Borealis Dali
Saint of Corona Borealis and Eden's first opponent. Goes down in about 5 seconds despite the Elemental advantage.
- Blow You Away
- The Speechless: The poor guy didn't even have a chance to call his attack.
- The Worf Effect: The entire purpose of his existence.
Saint of Delphinus, water elemental. Yuna's second opponent, who also went down without much trouble.
- Filler Villain: His fight with Yuna has no plot relevance and serves no purpose other than to fill out the episode.
- Flat Character
- Making a Splash
The previous Wolf Saint and Haruto's predecessor. Yoshitomi left his ninja village to become a Saint, earning the hatred of his clan. During his training, he discovered the conspiracy being brewed at the Palaestra and was executed for it. Fortunately, he managed to pass on some information to Haruto before being killed.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Haruto.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- He Knows Too Much: The reason he was killed.
- Posthumous Character
- Toxic Friend Influence: He was one to Haruto, according to Haruto's father.
The Bronze Saint of the Lynx, he joined the Palaestra the same day as Ryuuhou and quickly befriended him.
- Blow You Away
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He has this reaction when he discovers that Ryuuhou had been hiding his true potential to give Mirapolos the upper hand in their fight.
- Friend Turned Rival
- Killed Off for Real: Word of God confirmed Mirapolos is gone for good, despite some fans insisting otherwise.
- Posthumous Character
- Training from Hell: He didn't survive his.
- Wolverine Claws
The Bronze Saint of Equuleus, who inherited the supposedly cursed cloth from its previous holder Kitalpha shortly after the occupation of Pallasvelda, and since then fought to protect the people in the city who hadn't had their time stopped by the Pallasites.
- Covered in Scars: Fighting the Pallasites for weeks by himself has left him with a good collection of wounds and scars.
- Gentle Giant: He looks quite intimidating, but is actually a very friendly and nice guy.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Passes his Equuleus Clothstone to Subaru as he dies following his Supernova Explosion. Before this, his flashback reveals that he also got the stone this way.
- Playing with Fire: His Supernova Explosion attack.
- Power at a Price: As the Equuleus Saint, his Cloth gives him an important power boost, but also dooms him to die in battle. Subaru berates him for this, thinking him a weakling, but he explains that he doesn't consider it a curse, as he was powerless to do anything of merit before but the cloth enables him to protect people.
- Stellar Name: His name is actually another name for the Equuleus constellation.
- Suicide Attack: His Supernova Explosion is powerful enough to obliterate a higher-class Pallasite, but it also consumes all of his cosmo.
- "X" Marks the Hero: He has an X shaped scar on his right cheek.
Celeris' predecessor, Kitalpha was a lonely Saint who wandered the world helping those in need.
- Annoying Arrows: He stops several arrows with his forearm and casually tosses them away.
- Heroic Albino: White hair and very pale blue eyes.
- I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Passes his Equuleus Clothstone to Celeris after burning his cosmo to death.
- Knight Errant
- Playing with Fire: His Supernova Explosion Maxima.
- Posthumous Character
- Power at a Price: As the Equuleus Saint, his Cloth gives him an important power boost, but also dooms him to die in battle.
- Stellar Name: He's named after the brightest star of the Equuleus constellation.
- Suicide Attack: His Supernova Explosion Maxima is powerful enough to obliterate a regiment of Pallasites, but it also consumes all of his cosmo.
A young steel saint who initially seeks to defeat Koga in the hopes that defeating a God-slayer will mean becoming a god himself. After the Pallasites begin attacking, he chooses to accompany Koga and friends on their journey in the hopes of becoming stronger and helping to combat this new threat.
It turns out that he was once the God of Time, Saturn. The bands that linked Athena and Pallas were a ploy by his followers, who'd infiltrated the Pallasites and were secretly siphoning the goddess's Cosmo for him. He's returned to godhood in episode 92.
- A God Am I: He wants to become a god, but in the sense that he wants to be stronger than anyone else. It's more of an arrogant rather than evil variant, though. He thinks that defeating Koga, who's become famous for having singlehandedly slain the god of darkness, Abzu, means becoming a god himself.
- As of Episode 92 this is Justified since he is the god Saturn, with his memories sealed.
- He's fully become Saturn by episode 93, thus becoming a God.
- Amnesiac Hero: He doesn't remember anything prior to him joining the Steel Saints.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- Blow You Away/ Combination Attack: His and Ema's Steel Hurricane.
- Butt-Monkey: Takes this role in season two, after Koga's dropped it.
- Bullet Hell: His Pleiades Impact technique. Hati learned this the hard way. Interestingly enough, it looks similar to Kouga's Ryuseiken.
- Character Development: Started off as an arrogant and self-centered kid who just wanted to become strong. And now he's starting to realize the importance of teamwork and fighting for others. Episode 82 shows how far he's come from the beginning after Ikki's death.Subaru: I... I don't know anything! I don't know who I am. I just became a Saint because I wanted to get stronger. But now, I'm different... I've seen people frozen in time and Saints who died in battle... And I really think... I want to protect this world! So as a Saint, as a man, I'm going to fight!
- Custom Uniform: He wears a black version of the (usually white) Palaestra uniform.
- Evil All Along: He's the Soul Jar of the evil titan/god Saturn.
- The Heart: Later takes on this role for Koga.
- The Rival: Sees Kouga as this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be arrogant and self-centered at times, but he's always there to help Kouga out of a funk or talk common sense into someone. Episode 60 puts him here even more whenever he gets Heroic Resolve after Elna's death and decides to protect everyone.
- Jumped at the Call
- Hidden Depths: He doesn't have the best track record in the show. (See Butt-Monkey above.) However, he's displayed a healthy amount of reason and the will to make it clear to the main characters. Also, someone takes notice every time he burns his cosmo and notes something strange about it.
- It turns out that his desire to become a god was foreshadowing.
- Kid Hero: The youngest member of the main cast introduced so far.
- Loners Are Freaks: His past history with becoming a Steel Saint. He came in with intentions to become strong and became the strongest Steel Saint without speaking to anyone. Then he opened up to Elna after hearing about Kouga defeating Mars and Abzu and left right away to defeat him.
- Nice Hat: His headpiece looks kind of like a red, helmet-shaped light bar◊, as they're referred to in the States. This is only reinforced by the blue-and-white color scheme of his Steel Cloth.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: His Steel Cloth is blue, in contrast to Ema's pink.
- Playing with Fire: Supernova Explosion, inherited from the previous Equuleus Saints.
- Rank Up: He becomes a Bronze Saint in episode 72.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When Saturn's powers begin to manifest
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Tokisada about how he abandoned his own time and that no one who does that can truly control time. This makes even more sense given his true identity as the suppressed-memories vessel of the God of Time.
- Rousing Speech: Gives one to Koga in episode 57, when it seems like Koga is willing to let Eden kill him for the sake of bringing Aria back to life.
- Spear Counterpart: To the main timeline's Shoko. Both gained the Equuleus due to the last user dying and both are Soul Jars to the Big Bad.
- Stellar Name: "Subaru" is the Japanese name for the Pleiades. As he doesn't have a patron constellation, they serve as his guardian stars.
- Tagalong Kid: He almost never winds up making a difference in a fight, but is there for almost all of them.
- He ends up leaving this trope once he gets the Equuleus Bronze Cloth and starts taking down Pallasites by himself.
- What the Hell, Hero?: When Haruto says that he wants nothing to do with the battle against Pallas, he angrily berates him and punches him in the face.
- He later pulls another one on Koga when it seems that Koga is subconsciously letting Eden beat him in the hopes that the Pallasites' promise to revive Eden's loved ones—which includes Aria—is true.
A young Steel Saint who envies and admires the Saints of Athena, who have greater power and Guardian Constellations. He's good friends with Subaru. Because he lacks a Guardian Constellation, he chose to draw a star on his steel cloth. He's mortally wounded by the Pallasites and gives his cloth to Subaru before dying.
- Crossdressing Voice
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Subaru's.
- Gender-Blender Name
- Im Dying Please Take My Macguffin: As he dies, he asks Subaru, whose armor had been destroyed, to wear his Steel Cloth from now own.
- In the Back
- Spell My Name with an "S": Toei's site romanizes his name as "Eruna".
- Youthful Freckles
An older Steel Saint that fought in the front lines in Palasvelda, alongside Ema, who refers to him as her senior.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Ema and the younger Steel Saints.
- Guns Akimbo: His Cloth is modified so he can fire Steel Bolt Arrows with both arms.
- Fatal Family Photo: He carries a locket with a picture of his wife and child. He doesn't make it to the end of the episode.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies by taking a blow meant for Souma.
- Jerkass Gods: Believed every God was this because his family was killed by Mars.
A young Steel Saint that fought in the front lines in Palasvelda, alongside Keri. Because her entire family was frozen in time by the Pallasites, she became a Steel Saint, however, she's plagued by doubt about just how useful the Steel Saints are to the rest.
- Beam Spam: She fires Steel Bolt Arrows at Aegir until her gauntlet runs out of energy. All of them at point blank.
- Blow You Away/ Combination Attack: Her and Subaru's Steel Hurricane.
- Doomed Hometown: Her village was destroyed in the last Holy War.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Her Steel Cloth is pink, in contrast to Subaru's blue.
- Pink Means Feminine: The only known female Steel Saint wears a pink Cloth.
- Rainbow Pimp Gear: Her original pink Cloth starts falling apart in the middle of the battle, and she is forced to replace the broken parts with functioning pieces retrieved from her fallen comrades. She ends up wearing a missmatched, rainbow-colored Steel Cloth.
- Shout-Out: Her entire color scheme seems to be one to Zero.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only seen female Steel Saint to this point.
- Took a Level in Badass: She was never a coward, but by the second time she shows up, all her hesitations and doubts have been replaced by determination. Lampshaded by her teammates, who point out how much she has grown.
One of the Saints of the previous generation. Ban has left his Cloth and now leads the Steel Saints alongside Nachi.
- Hes Back: Returns with a Lionet Steel Cloth to fight in Pallasvelda.
- Older and Wiser: Wiser enough to be the commander of the Steel Saints, alongside Nachi.
- Playing with Fire: His signature Lionet Bomber technique, also inherited by Souma.
- Retired Badass: His Lionet Cloth is now Souma's.
One of the Saints of the previous generation. Nachi has left his Cloth and now leads the Steel Saints alongside Ban.
- Hes Back: Returns with a Wolf Steel Cloth to fight in Pallasvelda.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His signature Dead Howling technique.
- Older and Wiser: Wiser enough to be the commander of the Steel Saints, alongside Ban.
- Retired Badass: His Wolf Cloth is now Haruto's.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Toei's site romanizes his name as "Nati".
- Took a Level in Badass: Debatable, but considering it's Nachi...
- The Bus Came Back
- Combination Attack: Steel Hurricane, with Daichi and Sho.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars
- Land, Sea, Sky: Sea to Daichi's Land and Sho's Sky.
- Making a Splash
- Spell My Name with an "S": Toei's site romanizes his name as "Usio".
- Took a Level in Badass: Finally burns his cosmo in the fight against Aegir.
- The Bus Came Back
- Combination Attack: Steel Hurricane, with Ushio and Sho.
- I Got Bigger: And to think he used to be the Kid-Appeal Character!
- Land, Sea, Sky: Land to Ushio's Sea and Sho's Sky.
- Martial Arts Headband
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Uses some sonic waves against against a group of Class-4 Pallasites.
- Took a Level in Badass: Finally burns his cosmo in the fight against Aegir.
- The Bus Came Back
- Combination Attack: Steel Hurricane, with Daichi and Ushio.
- Energy Absorption: Drains Plasma Snake's whip when he attempts to use it on him.
- Land, Sea, Sky: Sky to Daichi's Land and Ushio's Sea.
- Playing with Fire: Uses fire against some Class-4 Pallasites.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Toei's site romanizes his name as "Syou".
- Took a Level in Badass: Finally burns his cosmo in the fight against Aegir.
One of the most prominent Saints from the original series, Shaina is a Silver Saint whose face was seen by Seiya. She tried to kill him (in compliance to a tradition among Athena's female Saints), but then realized she fell in love with him instead, and soon became one of his most trusted allies. Years later she now trains Kouga to succeed Seiya as wielder of the Pegasus Cloth.
- Berserk Button: Insulting Seiya in any way.
- Dogged Nice Girl: Apparently still has feelings for Seiya, visibly showing respect to how much of a great Saint he turned out.
- Just Toying with Them: Doesn't even need to put much effort in toying with Subaru when she won't allow him to pass.
- Older Than They Look: She's already forty, but beyond taking to wearing lipstick looks as though she hasn't aged a day.
- Stern Teacher: Gives Kouga the traditional Training from Hell so that he can become a Saint. He stubbornly resists that though.
- The Worf Effect: Her first major fight in the show ends with her getting mangled by Mars.
Southern Cross Kazuma
Souma's father, killed by Sonia in front of him. Despite his steadfast dedication for Athena and dying for it, he went down in history as a 'loser Saint', and Souma suffers ridicules for it due to being his son.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Type II according to Sonia, though she ultimately turns out to be lying.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: Despite his poor reputation, Souma has nothing but praise for him.
- Turns out he was well respected before his death as well he was the leader of the saints that were not listening to Mars, which is why Sonia was sent to kill him.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He lets Sonia go... only for her to stab him In the Back seconds later.
- Nice Guy: In the flashback, he was very kind to his son, his followers and even Sonia when she tried to kill him
- Posthumous Character
- Speak Ill of the Dead
- Undignified Death: Stabbed in the back by an angry, terrified Child Soldier.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: The reason he spares Sonia's life.
Silver Saint of Crow and partner of Miguel, one of the first Silver Saints told to hunt down Kouga & co. with Sonia. He was beaten through the teamwork between Kouga and Yuna.
- Anti-Villain: He's not a bad guy, he just has completely the wrong idea about the situation he's in.
- Blow You Away
- Graceful Loser
- Horrible Judge of Character: Honestly believes that Mars, the same guy who less than 15 years ago tried to invade Earth twice, has reformed and is now on Athena's side.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Miguel's Red.
Silver Saint of Hound and partner of Johann... though he's much rowdy and unappreciative. He came close to defeating Kouga, but the interruption of Shun and Ryuhou put an end to his assault.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Psycho for Hire: He's way too enthusiastic about hunting down and eliminating rogue Saints.
- Rock Surf: His preferred travelling method, courtesy of his Elemental Powers.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Johann's Blue.
- Tempting Fate: How was it Miguel? "There is no way a Bronze Saint can beat a Silver Saint"?
- They Have the Scent!: He can track down Saints by following the smell of their Cosmo.
- Unexplained Recovery: He is hit by Shun's Nebula Chain, Ryuho's Rozan Sho Ryu Ha and Kouga's Pegasus Ryuseiken before falling down a cliff, and he's presumed to have died. However, about 40 episodes later, he shows up at the Sanctuary as if nothing had happened.
Silver Saint of Musca who guards the Ruins of Wind. Has a poison breath to paralyze his opponents and tends to strip his victims of their Cloths. Is probably the only Silver Saint that's killed, not beaten.
- Acrofatic: Indeed, his bulk is his primary weapon.
- Blow You Away
- Dirty Old Man: Comes across this way despite only being interested in his victims' Cloths. Drooling over unconscious thirteen-year-olds did not help his case.
- Fat Bastard
- Overly Long Tongue: And he likes using it to lick his defeated opponents' Cloths. Ew.
- The Paralyzer
- The Peter Principle: He's a product of Mars's new promotion scheme, whereby you get better gear depending on how many Cloths from defeated Saints you bring in. Given that he's the most easily-defeated Silver Saint so far, it's safe to say that this method just isn't working out as well as the old version.
- Poisonous Person
Silver Saint of Peacock and Yuna's master. Attacks Yuna in her Doomed Hometown, but turns out to be a Reverse Mole and reveals the location of Saori Kido. After sending Yuna away, she stalls off three other Silver Saints after removing her mask.
- Action Girl
- Expy: For the anime-only Crystal Saint. Also her Peacock Blizzard is lifted straight from Hyoga's Kholodony Smerch. Also like Aquarius Camus, while still loyal to Athena, she does fight against her pupil, only to make her stronger.
- Making a Splash: According to the official website.
- Never Found the Body: The last we see of her is her discarded mask, slowly being buried by the snow.
- Parental Substitute: She rescued little Yuna from the streets.
- Reverse Mole: She still is loyal to Athena, and her attack on Yuna was seemingly more of a test to prepare her for the coming battles than a sincere attempt at bringing her in.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Her final fate, against three other Silver Saints, letting Yuna escape. She is never mentioned again, not even by Yuna.
Hailing from the classic series, Kiki was one of the youngest characters in the 20th century Saints era, being Aries Mu's apprentice. Kiki was well versed in Saints mythology, Cloth repairs and of course being from Jamir, like his master, Kiki was as a user of psychokinesis as well; during all of the classic series Kiki always dreamed of becoming a Saint, come Omega with the 21th century Saints era and he is now the Aries Gold Saint, a master Cloth repairman and has taken another Jamir youngling under his wing, fulfilling what seems to be a tradition between Aries Gold Saints.
Like Mu who left the Sanctuary when he felt the place has become corrupt in the past century, Kiki also follows his late masters sense of righteousness in the 21th century and leaves the Sanctuary ruled by Mars, only coming back to aid the Bronze saints, which is again taken after Mus actions.
- Badass Boast: In the Pallasites arc, Kiki claims to be one of the strongest Gold Saints.
- Barrier Warrior
- Combination Attack: He used the forbidden Athena Exclamation, together with Shiryu and Fudou, in order to stop Hyperion.
- Disney Death: It would be quite shocking if the former Tagalong Kid really died before all of his seniors did.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Strangely enough, even though all his attacks seem to be Light-based, his Cosmo Element is officially stated to be Earth.
- Expy: Of his master Mu, down to the dialogues.
- Season 2 seems to be trying to show his differences with his master, starting with how he doubts he can live up to the task of being Mu's successor as both the repairer of Cloths and as a Gold Saint, and then showing his admiration for Seiya.
- Facial Markings: A common trait for people from Jamir, including all Aries Gold Saints depicted in the franchise and their respective pupils as well.
- I Got Bigger: In the classic series, Kiki was the youngest and thus the shortest member of the cast. Twenty five years later, he has outgrown Seiya.
- Legacy Character: It seems the Aries Gold Cloth is only passed on to Jamir brethren, from Shion to Mu, Mu to Kiki, all of them are psychokinesis users and trained a Jamir youngling to take on their legacy on the future.
- It also counts as a case of Legacy Role. Kiki's VA from classic series in Brazil is the mother of his Omega's VA.
- Like his mentor and his mentor before him, he forgoes the Helm of his cloth.
- Older and Wiser: Like most of the returning characters from the classic series, but Kiki really stands out as he was one of the most bratty and generally useless in combat back then.
- One-Man Army: Kiki feels in need to remind people that any Gold Saint is this, and that one Gold Saint is enough to defeat any number of Martians. Further reinforced when we see him pull a You Shall Not Pass! moment on the Martian army in an effort to buy Team Kouga some time - we briefly cut back to him a few episodes later, and he's totally unharmed.
- Psychic Powers: Was quite the prodigy at it as a kid, being able to stop Thanatos' attack for a brief moment; now it is safe to assume he is the strongest human psychic on the planet, as all past Aries Gold Saints were in their lifetime.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Craftmanship and Reparations.
- Took a Level in Badass: Compare and contrast Kiki from the classic series to what he has become in Omega, there's just no words to convey it properly.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: As the last Cloth Repairman, he kept a rather secluded lifestyle, accompanied only by his apprentice Raki. Mars' Evil Plan forces him to come out of hiding.
- Unexpected Character: Sure, him being Mu's only pupil was a solid bridge to predict he would become Omega's Aries Gold Saint, but the original main five Bronze Saints had an even more solid bridge to spark some predictions that they would become part of Omega's Gold Saintsnote , in which most were debunked as only Seiya got to be promoted; Kiki came off as a surprise to some.
Debuts in episode 29. The first real opponent faced by the Bronze Saints in the new Twelve Palaces, who promptly welcomes them with open arms.
In the fight against Pallas and her army, Harbinger is the one chosen by Athena to guard her Cloth, a move that himself thinks is stupid. He surprisingly becomes more heroic as the war continues, despite denying any sort of "softening".
- Absurdly High-Stakes Game: Bets Athena's Cloth in a fight against Titan.
- Badass Armfold: Weaponized like his predecessors.
- Batman Gambit: Diverted his Great Horn toward Pallas and Athena to force Titan on the defensive during their fight. As expected, Titan's sword takes all the force of the Great Horn and breaks.
- Beam-O-War: Has one with Titan, using his Great Horn. Harbinger wins.
- Blood Knight: Case in Point, After his fight with Kouga, Harbinger urges him to return when he's stronger so he can fight him again
- Boisterous Bruiser: In season 2, he took on Titan himself and destroyed his Holy Sword. To elaborate a bit, the other swords were broken by Phoenix Ikki, well-known as one of the strongest Saints, all six of the main cast working together at once, and three Gold Saints using the Athena Exclamation, respectively. Harbinger being able to do the same by himself is incredible. He didn't even end up dying to accomplish it.
- Color Motif: The purple ornaments and gems on his Cloth, his purple eyes and his purplish white hair all fit his element.
- Creepy Good: After his HeelFace Turn, and throughout the second season. He's still an Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire who's disturbingly fond of the sound of breaking bones, it's just that the good guys have managed to point him in the right direction this time.
- Creepy Souvenir: Bones. Lots and lots of bones from previous opponents.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes this to the bronze saints. Is on the receiving end of one by Titan, only to reverse the curbstomp onto Titan's sword.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Grew up in the bad parts of a metropolis, heavily implied to be New York. He had some bad runs with the gangs, got his right eye gouged out by crooks when he was just a small kid (which lead to the awakening of his Cosmo), he beat up suspiciously NYPD-like cops, he participated in cage matches, and so on; this was before he was recruited by Ionia.
- Eye Scream: His absence of a left eye, having a large scar in its place. As said above, he lost it as a Street Urchin in New York; said incident is what awakened his Cosmo.
- Fallen Hero: One of the few Gold Saints who isn't one. He was on Mars's payroll right from the start.
- HeelFace Turn: Of a sort - he decides that he could get a better fight by opposing Mars rather than siding with him.
- Seems to have grown into a more genuine one by the time he fights Titan, where he grows furious at how the Pallasites harm the weak. The other Saints may have rubbed off on him a bit.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: First, he keeps telling to Saori and his fellow Gold Saints that he's Not So Different from the very Pallasites they're fighting against. Then against Titan, he makes it clear that he thinks of himself as nothing but a lowly ruffian who fully deserves to die unceremoniously like a dog. Even though Saori and the others note that he's still fighting for the side of good and that the Taurus Cloth recognizes him as its right bearer means he's as worthy a Saint as Seiya and the others.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After some Character Development, he starts showing a nicer side from time to time. He insistently denies being anything else than a Blood Knight Psycho for Hire, though.
- He also prevents Paradox from killing her sister Integra because he believes that sisters shouldn't fight.
- The Juggernaut: He's strong, fast, and utterly unstoppable. Even the sword that made the world can't handle his full power!
- Lightning Bruiser: As per normal for a Gold Saint.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: The sound of bones breaking is like music to his ears, because he associates it with victory.
- There is one sound he likes even more: the one made by the souls of his enemies when they break.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: He doesn't really care about who wins the Holy War, as long as he can have a good fight. This is what drives him to ultimately side with Athena, as her forces are usually fewer than her enemies', which means more rivals per capita.
- Not So Different: He claims he's a ruffian, a criminal who deserves to die like a dog, thus not so different from the Pallasites that Athena and his fellow Gold Saints are fighting against. Athena and his fellow Gold Saints in turn reply that he's not so different from themselves, an honorable Saint worthy of his Cloth, as he uses his might to defend the weak.
- One Head Taller: The first time Koga fights him, he's at least 3 meters tall. Afterwards, he seems to size down a bit, though he's still quite tall.
- Pillar of Light: His ultimate attack, the 'Greatest Horn'.
- Psycho for Hire
- Purple Eyes: Well... purple eye.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Turns out he has quite a bit of this from his days growing up as a street rat, due to God never answering the prayers of the poor and oppressed.
- Rage Breaking Point: And he does break Titan's blade with it.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Power and Destruction.
- Shock and Awe: He can even electrocute people simply by being in contact with them!
- Token Evil Teammate: For the Gold Saints in Season Two. See Creepy Good above.
- Trophy Room: The entire Taurus Palace is modelled as this, displaying his Creepy Souvenirs.
- Vocal Dissonance: He's got a surprisingly high-pitched voice for such a huge guy, giving him a bit of a Psychopathic Manchild edge.
Gemini Scarlet Janus Paradox
The self-proclaimed Gold Saint of Love. Paradox became a Saint out of admiration for her hero, the legendary Dragon Shiryu. Notoriously the only surviving Gold Saint to not help at all when the Earth was about to be destroyed.
For refusing to swear loyalty to Athena, she is imprisoned at the Cape Sunion. Gallia breaks her free, and Paradox becomes a Class-2 Pallasite.
She harbors an intense hatred for both Athena and her twin sister, Integra. After an intense battle, Paradox is pardoned and cleansed of her hatred by the same goddess she was trying to kill.
- Abusive Parents: Her parents seemed to be at least verbally abusive towards her because of her supernatural powers. It's also hinted that they tended to favor Integra over her. But neither was Paradox an angel...
- All Love Is Unrequited: Though her own cowardice, narcissism, and utter myopia have much more to do with it than anything wrong with her objects of affection.
- Platonic version with Integra, her twin sister, who was the only person to truly love her. Paradox hates Integra right up to the moment Athena actually taught her about true love.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Being a kid with Psychic Powers didn't net her many friends. Or so she says. Her equally-gifted sister Integra's take is that it was less the powers, and more how she used them. This especially makes sense in a world with Saints.
- Always Someone Better: Gloats that she's this to her sister Integra when they are fighting. Then she gains the upper hand against her until Ryuho gives Integra aid.
- Ax-Crazy: The other side of her Split Personality.
- Berserk Button: Harming Paradox is a pretty good way to get on her other half's bad side really quickly.
- Beam-O-War: With Integra.
- Blow You Away
- Boobs of Steel: The bustiest and most physically powerful female cast member introduced so far.
- Breast Plate
- Chekhov's Skill: Her dimensional abilities.
- Combination Attack: Another Dimension, alongside Integra.
- Composite Character: Has Split Personality who has different hair color like Saga and is completely self-absorbed like Aspros, and like both of them, she is the older twin, the more powerful one, which later pulls a FaceHeel Turn and wears a black armor. However, unlike Saga, whose original personality is completely good but the other is completely evil and stronger, her two personalities is equally insane, evil and powerful. Also unlike Aspros, she is The Unfavorite despite being the older and more powerful twin. However, overall she is more akin to Aspros, because just like he kicked Defteros' ass despite wearing the inferior Surplice, complete with the Evil Gloating that it's just natural he is the stronger one as he is the elder, Paradox too overpowered Integra despite wearing the inferior Chronotector and delivered the similar line of Evil Gloating.
- Cool Mask: Another aversion. Like Yuna, she doesn't wear the traditional mask for female Saints. Unlike Yuna, this is because she's totally OK with having to either kill or fall in love with anyone who sees her face. This should tell you everything you need to know about her personality.
- Cute and Psycho: It would be nice to say that her Split Personality is responsible for this, with the 'Saint of Love' being cute and the 'Saint of Hatred' being psycho, but the former is pretty psycho as well.
- Dirty Coward: In a somewhat abstract sense. She's too monstrously powerful to consider running from any one-on-one fight, but she'll always choose the path of least resistance when it comes to picking sides and deciding What You Are in the Dark.
- Pretty much any time the going gets rough in a fight she'll switch over to her split personality and have her do the dirty work.
- Dark Action Girl: Particularly in 'Saint of Hatred' mode.
- In episode 84, she would hit Athena, which was being protected by four Gold Saints (Kiki, Harbinger, Fudou and SEIYA) had Integra not appeared. Without changing her personality.
- Death from Above: Scarlet Janus unleashes lightning when Paradox says World's End.
- Ephebophile: Spends most of her introductory episode trying to seduce the thirteen-year-old Ryuuhou, on account of him being Shiryu's son. He's appropriately creeped out.
- Evil Is Easy: Which is why, as Ryuuhou points out, she keeps picking it.
- Evil Laugh
- Evil Twin: To Gemini Integra.
- The Fatalist: Her excuse for her actions, though in truth it's less 'the future can't be changed' and more 'but changing the future is haaard...'.
- Faux Affably Evil: "It would be easier to have tea with a Gold Saint than fight her, wouldn't it?" Ten seconds later...
- She's also fond of making witty remarks.
- Flash Step: Uses this almost hit Athena and to fight Integra.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Hates Saori Kido as well as her own twin sister for being privileged since her birth, unlike her. That was one of the reasons she didn't agree to work for Athena after Mars' defeat.
- HeelFace Turn: After getting betrayed by Gallia and understanding that there was one person who did love her, her twin sister Integra, Paradox decides to use the little time she had left to help her sister, and dies asking the young Saints to protect Athena.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Realized that Integra loved her and decided to fight alongside her, despite suffering injuries too great for her to fight at full power with and survive.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Makes it clear to Ryuuhou early in their second battle that he only beat her last time because she didn't want to damage such a cute kid too much. To further illustrate the point, she then proceeds to overpower a Gold Saint despite using the inferior equipment of a Class-2 Pallasite.
- I Meant to Do That: Dark example. Tries to claim she didn't tell anyone in the Sanctuary about the invading Martians -on purpose- so she could help Mars make his utopia when she was older. Probably bull, but damn.
- The truth is every time she was at a crossroads where she could've done something about her love for Shiryu or to help stop Mars, she chose not to because that was the path of least resistance. So ultimately; yeah, it's bull, and she's really just a coward.
- The Juggernaut: The 'Saint of Hatred'. The 'Saint of Love' is a bit more of a Glass Cannon, but only by Gold Saint standards.
- Lightning Bruiser: The 'Saint of Hatred'. The 'Saint of Love''s Psychic Powers mean that she doesn't need to move terribly quickly, because her enemies won't be doing so, either.
- Love Makes You Crazy: She's the Saint of Love. It hasn't done anything for her sanity.
- Love Redeems: Realizing Integra loves her and she loves Integra back is enough to re-rail her mind and let her die fighting on the side of justice.
- Magic Staff: Scarlet Janus, her weapon as a Pallasite.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is probably a reference to the Twin Paradox.
- Mind over Matter: She's a powerful psychic.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Is genuinely sorry for the evil things she has done, after she is cleansed by Athena.
- Narcissist: As an example, she dislikes Athena because she, a goddess, is getting attention that should rightfully belong to her, Paradox.
- Never My Fault: A core part of her personality. She's not evil, oh no, she's just misunderstood/unfairly victimised/following the will of the heavens/(insert excuse here). Part of the reason she has a split personality seems to be so it can do things she doesn't have to take the burden of.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: And how! She had Split Personality, the other is Ax-Crazy, the other is Yandere Stalker with a Crush Uncanny Valley Girl Ephebophile. You reject the love of the blue-haired personality? Her black-haired personality will kill you. You hit the blue-haired personality? The black-haired personality will CRUSH you. Oh, and did we mention that she was the Gemini Saint, notorious for being the strongest offensively each generation AND each older twin have heavy dose of insanity... But she clearly gives Saga and Aspros a run for their money in this Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant aspect. One more thing, Gemini Saints are not only strongest offensively, they are also Space Master, capable of sending their enemies to interdimensional portal and trapped them there or eternity. As for Paradox? She used this technique to send Ryuhou and herself there.... So that nobody will interfere her groping the poor boy. Anytime she interacts with Ryuhou is Nightmare Fuel, really.
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: She invites Ryuhou to a tea party at her Palace.
- No Sense of Personal Space
- Not So Different: Claims that Athena is as evil as her.
- Precocious Crush: Her admiration of Shiryu began when she was a little girl.
- Psychic Powers: An inherent talent of hers, in addition to the power that being a Saint gives her.
- Purple Eyes: Contrasting with Integra's Innocent Blue Eyes.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Love and Fate.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Integra's Blue.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: The colors of her Chronotector.
- Sanity Has Advantages: Given that she's a winner of the Superpower Lottery, this is one of the few advantages Team Kouga has against her.
- Screw Destiny: Decides to go against the destiny of the Gemini Saints, twins who hate each other, alongside Integra, after her HeelFace Turn.
- Shout-Out: Love Paradox is the Saint of Fate and Love. Hate Paradox is the Saint of Hatred and Death. Her strongest move is after Galaxian Ultimation Final Destination. Gets more ironic if you know how she lived her life, and her end. See the Harsher in Hindsight trope in the YMMV page for more information.
- Space Master: Another Dimension, another famous technique of Gemini Saints after Galaxian Explosion. This technique, like its name implies, sending enemies to interdimensional portal and trapped them there for eternity.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Perhaps the weirdest example. In Toei's site, her name is correctly spelled only as Gemini. As Scarlet Janus, it's instead "Baradokusu"
- Split Personality: Appropriately enough. One is the Saint of Love. The other is the Saint of Hatred.
- Superpower Lottery: She's not just a Gold Saint - she's two equally-powerful ones, and switching personalities instantly restores any damage she takes. Oh, and she's got Psychic Powers. In the end, Team Kouga only beat her because she was holding back.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Shiryu and his descendants (i.e., Ryuuhou).
- Taking You with Me: Says that her hatred will take everyone with her. Including Athena.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: She is able to execute a pink version of Ryuhou's Rozan Sho Ryu Ha.
- The Power of Hate
- Took a Level in Jerkass: She was always crazy and evil, but come Season Two, her Faux Affably Evil demeanour has started slipping and her remaining Freudian Excuses are rapidly shot down. In-universe, this is justified by bitterness over her defeat and imprisonment (as well as logical extrapolation from the rest of her personality), but out of universe, it may have been to further contrast her with Integra.
- Uncanny Valley Girl: Her 'Saint of Love' half.
- The Unfavorite: Her parents, as well as all other people around her, seem to have favored Integra over her. Though, according to her sister, her own behavior might have contributed to that.
- Unreliable Narrator: During her flashbacks back into Season 1, she seemed to be just a poor little girl desperately in need for love and care. Season 2, on the other hand, seems to imply she wasn't that innocent.
- Unstoppable Rage: Unsurprisingly, this is the Saint of Hatred's default state. And since she's a Gold Saint, we really do mean unstoppable.
- Voice of the Legion: During her Villainous Breakdown when Ryuho starts to pressure her, her two Split Personality keeps switching and speaks simultaneously.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She is shown to be alive after Ryuuhou defeated her, but her fate is not elaborated on for the rest of the first season. Season Two gives us an answer - she was imprisoned after the defeat of Abzu, before being broken out and recruited by the Pallasites.
- Yandere: Her Saint of Love half takes this to astonishing proportions.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Which turns black in Hateful mode.
A sinister man with the power to create marionettes out of the dead or of those in coma. Schiller was the creator of the Tomb Squeeze, the pillar of light that absorbs the cosmo of those trapped in Palaestra.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Of the 'finds very strange things funny' variety.
- Evil Redhead
- Fashionable Asymmetry
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He sent Koga to the underworld, not knowing Koga's natural element is Darkness, which basically gives him a Field Power Bonus, on top of which he goads him with talk about Aria's soul being completely unsaveable. Cue Curbstomp Battle.
- Immortality Immorality: He steals the Cosmo of others both to fuel Mars' plot and to extend his own life.
- Lava Pit: There are plenty in Hades, and he's dumped into one by Yuna.
- Making a Splash
- Malevolent Masked Men: Along with Fashionable Asymmetry, the mask only covers half his face.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Friedrich Schiller, a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright.
- Neat Freak: His constant cleaning of his hand with his cape seems to indicate it.
- People Puppets
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Creation and Death.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name is romanized as "Schiller" in Toei's webpage, but the DVD booklets transcribe it as "Sirrah". Both names have identical katakana.
The Gold Saint assigned to guard Mars's Tower of Babel. Mycenae is Orion Eden's teacher and Mars trusted servant.
- Badass Teacher: Eden's personal trainer, and thus responsible for his pupil's monstrous strength.
- Blind Obedience: Towards Mars. Or possibly not, as we later find out - he's got too much of a soft spot for plucky kids with shonen spirit.
- The Dragon: Mars trusts him more than he trusts Medea. He is also one of the few people who knew Mars long before he took that name.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Quite deliberately. He claims it's because understanding his attacks won't help his enemies beat them, but he's suspiciously pleased when they do figure out a workaround - see Stern Teacher, below.
- Fallen Hero: Subverted, he was always on Mar's side, as shown in the flashback he fight against Seiya and the others before the Meteorite came, and he was not wearing a cloth.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a cross-shaped one on his forehead.
- He Knows Too Much: Realizes somewhere between Eden's HeelFace Turn, the Determinator spirits of the Bronze intruder heroes, and Sonia's tragic death that Medea's been a nefarious Hidden Agenda Villain and Treacherous Advisor to his leader Mars all along. Is introduced in confrontation to Pisces Amor, who not only actually exists, but is Medea's brother. Within minutes seemingly goes down to red eyes and darkness. Which is ironic because before this development he lived by the code of
- Honor Before Reason: Believes that one should never question the actions of those they pledge loyalty too.
- The Juggernaut
- Lawful Stupid
- Lightning Bruiser: His enemies never even see him move.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: King's Roar.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: He's absolutely loyal to Mars, in spite of all the horrible crimes he committed and his plans to destroy the world.
- Parental Substitute: To Eden. His methods are a bit harsh (and it says a lot about the both of them that regularly beating up his young charge only counts as 'a bit harsh'), but he sincerely cares for the boy, regardless of what side he picks.
- Red Baron: King of Beasts
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Believes that beating Eden senseless is the best way to remove his uncertainty. Interestingly, he isn't terribly upset when Eden does develop some resolve... that Mars needs to be defeated.
- Shock and Awe: According to Ultimate Cosmos.
- Stern Teacher: His teaching methods are extremely harsh, but only because he sincerely believes that Eden can take it. For the most part, he's right. Oddly enough, this also carries over to his treatment of his enemies - he'll patiently explain his (devastating) attacks to them, and expresses satisfaction when they figure out a way to counter them.
- Undying Loyalty: His life revolves around making sure Mars' plans succeed.
- Anime Hair: Not only is it ridiculously spiky and green, he can change it to a golden blonde by assuming his true form.
- Barrier Warrior: Uses one that can repel his foes' attacks.
- Combination Attack: He used the forbidden Athena Exclamation, together with Shiryu and Kiki, in order to stop Hyperion.
- Disney Death: Caught a ride with Shiryu and Kiki in the Plot Armor Express.
- Dissonant Serenity: Most of the time he's fighting, he looks very calm and has a sad smile on his face.
- Enlightenment Superpowers: He even has a form that is the "physical representation of enlightenment itself", which transforms the world around him into a beautiful, harmonic river landscape with no strife, no urges and no worries. Eden and Koga are too edgy to accept such a world simply being there already while the world suffers, however.
- Eye Beams: Used by the Five Wisdom Kings.
- Flaming Sword: Which also doubles as his Cloth Stone.
- HeelFace Turn: Kept his word about the side he'd choose after Eden defeats his father. He then helps the other three Gold Saints send the Bronze Saints to Mars.
- Hellfire: Uses the flames of hell itself against the Bronze Saints.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Which is why he's supporting his friend Mars in his goal to make a new world where the strong guide humanity.
- Intrigued by Humanity: What he becomes after his defeat at Eden's hands.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Doesn't even use his Gold Cloth to fight the protagonists, yet absolutely creams them. After they make him cry, he puts it on as to destroy them in a single attack as the sole form of mercy he can give them. He also holds back from immediately attacking Hyperion when the Golds face him, but when he joins in, his attacks are the only ones having even a minor effect on him.
- It Has Been an Honor: Right before the Athena Exclamation engulfs them all, he tells Shiryu and Kiki that dying by their side isn't really that bad.
- Light 'em Up
- Mark of the Supernatural: One golden eye and one purple eye to show off his relation to a deity.
- Meaningful Name: Fudō is the Japanese name of Ācala, one of the five Wisdom Kings ("Myōō", in Japanese) of esoteric Buddhism.
- Mismatched Eyes: One purple and one gold.
- Nightmare Face: When he gets serious, or uses Myoo Rairin. Its very likely a reference to the threatening visage of the Wisdom King he represents.
- Playing with Fire
- Reincarnation: Of Ācala, or Fudou Myouou as he's known in Japan. He also references this trope before using the Athena Exclamation, stating that even if he dies here, that is but one of his forms, and that he will live on to witness the future of humanity.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Punishment and Salvation.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Wears a white one with his Cloth.
- Tears of Remorse: Cries when he sees just how strong the Saints resolve is and then gets serious.
Debuts in episode 19. Genbu stole the Libra Cloth from the Bronze Saints after they disabled the Water Core. However, it was revealed later that the Libra Cloth chose him after saving the Bronze Saints from Aquarius Tokisada and faces off against him.
In the second season, he is appointed as the principal of Palaestra. When the school is attacked by the Pallasites under Phantom Arm Aegir, he defeats the entire enemy army by himself. When fighting the enemy commander, he has the upper arm in the fight. At least until the Cataclysm Slash appears.
- Badass Teacher: Of sorts to the main Bronze Saints, during the attack on Palaestra.
- Barrier Maiden: Had to use his power as the Libra Saint to keep the sanctuary from being destroyed when Medea attempts to destroy it. Happens again when he needs to keep the Sanctuary intact or else its destruction would mean the end of the earth. Thankfully he wasn't the only Gold Saint keeping the Sanctuary intact the second time.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Formely. According to his master, Genbu was a really gifted child, but kept skipping his training lessons. Obviously, he stopped fooling around long ago.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Determinator: He knows how to pick his fights, but once he does, there's no stopping him. This guy keeps on fighting even with half of his torso practically sliced off!
- Evil Redhead: His hair is a light shade of orange, and well... he seems to be evil. Subverted, he's good.
- Good All Along
- Icy Blue Eyes
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Even with his Gold Cloth, he knows better than to fight with Shiryu.
- Lightning Bruiser: Even more so than his fellow Gold Saints. Very evident when Aquarius Tokisada uses a technique that cuts his speed in half, and Genbu counters it by moving twice as fast as he normally does. That would be twice as fast as the speed of light.
- Making a Splash: According to Ultimate Cosmos.
- One-Man Army: Like Kiki, he can effortlessly deal with an entire army of enemies.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Balance and Harmony.
- Refusal of the Call: He didn't plan on becoming a Saint when he was younger, so he left his master Dohko. This in turn caused Shiryu to not trust him.
- Sacrificial Lion: His role in the second season. He dies pretty early into the war against Pallas to show how menacing the First Class Pallasites are.
- Sergeant Rock: He can be pretty harsh towards his subordinates, but he's also the first to literally jump into the middle of the battlefield to protect them.
- Thanatos Gambit: He allows Aegir to land a fatal blow on him, in order to get a hold of Hyperion's sword and destroy it.
- Walking Armory: As the Libra Saint, he carries around five pairs of weapons and two shields.
- You Shall Not Pass!: He perishes defending the Palaestra from the Pallasites.
Sonia dons the Scorpio cloth at the request of her stepmother Medea in order to make up for the mistakes made by her brother Eden.
Tropes of this character should go to the Hornet Sonia entry in the Martians section.
Once a lowly Bronze Saint, Pegasus Seiya's heroic deeds saw him quickly ascend the ranks of Athena's Saints. He is the goddess' most valuable warrior, aiding her through many battles to protect her and the world. They eventually developed a relationship that was beyond mere God and Saint. Now he is promoted to Gold Saint wielding the very Cloth which aided him through hard times: Sagittarius. Years later, however, he apparently dies fighting Mars during his first attack, although he'd still communicate with Kouga, the heir to his old Cloth, on occasions.
After the world is saved from Mars, Seiya attempts to murder Pallas to prevent the war from happening. He fails.
- Badass in Distress: It turns out he was being held captive within Mars ever since his disappearance after the opening scene of the anime. How we was able to temporarily break free in episode 10 likely has to do with how he was within Mars.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Episode 10.
- Once more in episode 50.
- Famed In-Story: The series officially labels him as Saint of Legend/Legendary Saint
- Hero of Another Story
- Heroic Sacrifice: Supposedly died fighting against Mars. Emphasis on the 'supposedly'.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Could only seal Mars for 13 years.
- Both the Heroic Sacrifice and the Senseless Sacrifice are subverted. It turns out that he was alive the entire time, held prisoner within Mars's cosmo for 13 years. Mars did this so that he'd have a countermeasure ready in the event that the darkness cosmo the Martians relied on went out of control. It did, and Seiya manages to appear just in time to prevent Abzu from murdering Athena and subsequently ruining any chances of getting Earth's cosmo back to where it belongs—on Earth.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Could only seal Mars for 13 years.
- Hidden Depths: Although Seiya has become a calm soldier who orders everybody to follow Athena's orders he later confesses he is just acting as a role model to the Saints since he is fighting for personal reasons, to protect Saori, whom he sees as a woman rather than a goddess and wishes to protect her from any sadness.
- Hes Back: Returns in spectacular fashion in Episode 10.
- Does it again in episode 50.
- My Greatest Failure: His inability to kill Pallas is quickly growing to this.
- Not So Different: Aknowledged by both Seiya and Titan that they are both fighting for the person they love, not because they were ordered to, but on their own free will. One does not become a Saint for personal reasons, that's what is told in the original series, which explains Titan's surprise at Seiya's intentions.Seiya: The person I wanted to protect just so happened to be Athena. That's all there is to it.
- Older and Wiser: Is visibly more calm and collected when fighting against Mars, and when mentoring Kouga in how to feel his cosmo.
- The Stoic: He never calls Athena "Saori-san" anymore, considering their history and how emotional he used to get when she got in danger, it is quite strange.
- Not So Stoic: He's showing far more emotion as the second season goes on and has to be calmed down after falling for Europa's "The Reason You Suck" Speech towards him and Athena. He is visibly affected by Ikki's apparent death, among other events.
- Older Than He Looks: Was 24 the first time we see him fighting Mars. He would be 38 now, and hasn't aged a day, though this loses significance when nobody around him looks any older from the original series either.
- Passing the Torch: to Kouga.
- Rank Up: From Bronze Saint to Gold Saint.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: Removed before fighting Titan.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Mars kept him alive inside the darkness cosmo that had infested in him case Abzu was resurrected.
- Shock and Awe: Between the Classic series and Omega, he's learned how to use Aioros' Atomic Thunderbolt.
- Spirit Advisor: to Kouga.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: When he's fighting, Seiya comes off as distant and very serious. But when there's time to breath, he smiles more often and becomes more friendly around his comrades. He even lightly teases Harbinger in Episode 84.
- When He Smiles: Smiles a little more often in Season 2 and it's a sight to behold.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Couldn't go through with killing Pallas even if the one asking him is Saori. Even when Pallas herself is telling him to kill her.
- The Worf Effect: Oh yes. Only against gods, though. As he's not The Hero anymore, he's now more prone to suffer this.
- You Shall Not Pass!: To Hati and the pallasites, and they didn't.
The Principal of Palaestra, Ionia is an aged Saint who still is qualified to don a Gold Cloth, but hes mostly inactive in his role as an elite soldier, instead remaining secluded in his job as Principal. Ionia then is revealed to be behind the cover up of Athenas kidnapping, arranging a fake substitute to pose as the goddess, thus hiding the truth from all Saints that should be protecting her; all of this was made due Ionias sworn loyalty to Mars in order to conquer the world.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The Principal being a Gold Saint.
- Beard of Evil
- Blow You Away: According to Ultimate Cosmos.
- Compelling Voice: His technique Domination Language forces its target to follow Ionia's commands.
- Expy/Composite Character: Of Capricorn Shura, but in a subtle way. Ionia's characterization seems to combine elements from both of his predecessor's incarnations: like Manga!Shura, he willingly betrays Athena to side with the man who usurped the Pope's throne, but, at the same time, he's fanatically loyal to Athena, like Anime!Shura.
- Knight Templar: He's absurdly devoted to Athena, which has sadly influenced his actions for the worst.
- Love Makes You Evil and Crazy: His obsession over freeing Athena from her role as the world's guardian. This is also why he takes Kouga's attack fueled by Athena's light.
- Love Martyr: To Athena.
- The Juggernaut: Comes with the territory for Gold Saints.
- Meaningful Name: Named after the Ionian school, the first known group of western philosophers.
- My Greatest Failure: The first Palaestra project (see Training from Hell below). Led to him exiling himself for decades before Saori brought him back to do it right this time.
- The Mole: For Mars while still acting as a servant of Athena.
- Old Soldier: The first seen, active, old Gold Saintnote .
- Prophet Eyes: Acquires them in his younger form, with a touch of Glowing Eyes of Doom.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Intelligence and Wisdom.
- Training from Hell: Administered to his students during the first Palaestra project. Unfortunately, he pushed things a bit too far and they rebelled en masse, forcing him to kill them all. He was understandably put out by this.
- Words Can Break My Bones: Being a Gold Saint and an aged one as well, Ionia doesn't bother with kicks or punches. He instead uses the power of language to manipulate his enemies's bodies into defeating themselves.
- He can also use it to make himself younger.
- World's Strongest Man: Said to be the strongest Saint.
Aquarius Deathwatch Tokisada
Former Silver Saint of Horologium, the Clock, he is promoted to Gold Saint by Medea in the 12 Houses arc. The Aquarius cloth given to him has an "ego" (actually a curse by Medea), which enslaves him. After battling and being defeated by Libra Genbu, he sucks both Ryuho and Haruto to the End of Time, where his powers increase. He is defeated by Haruto and left for dead. However he meets the god of time Saturn, starting the war of the second season.
- Brainwashed: His new Cloth proves to be a bit too powerful for him, and ends up being controlled by it.
- It was hinted this was part of the deal to begin with, at least on some level.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He vaguely remembers having met Haruto sometime, somewhere. When he has become a Pallasite he finally remembers when he met him.
- Color Failure: The Deathwatch skill Chrono Immortal does this to him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: As a Silver Saint, he killed Wolf Yoshitomi in less than three minutes. As a Gold Saint, it takes him even less to defeat Team Kouga. Is on the receiving end against Hyoga.
- A God Am I: After reaching the End of Time he proclaims that his power is infinite and he can appear wherever he desires throughout time, with Mars and Medea being nothing before his new power.
- Even as a Pallasite he still considers himself this, but now he's pledged loyalty to the one who gave him his new power.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Allowing his cloth to control him means he can't fight on the same level as a fellow Gold Saint.
- Later, Haruto redirects his own Ultimate Attack back at him, killing him. Or so it appeared...
- Human Popsicle: Since his Time Stand Still power makes it impossible for anyone to harm him, Hyoga inflicts this on him. Trapping him in ice forever.
- Improbable Weapon User: Uses a clock as his Pallasite weapon.
- Making a Splash: His Cosmo Element is Water.
- Meaningful Name: He's named after none other than Amakusa Shiro Tokisada, a famous Japanese Christian.
- Mind-Control Eyes
- No-Sell: After meeting "that person" and becoming a Pallasite, he gains the ability to stop his own time using the Chrono Immortal technique.
- Not Quite Dead: The second season's second opening reveals he's alive and a member of the Pallasites.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He reveals his goal as a Pallasite is to destroy the earth, believing it's his destiny.
- Power at a Price: His body starts to fade and disintegrate thanks to overusing the power of time.
- Rank Up: Initially the Horologium Silver Saint, he was promoted to Aquarius minutes before facing the heroes.
- Rapid Aging: Everyone and everything that gets caught in his Chrono Execution will experience this, even himself.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Eternity and Time.
- Red Herring: Season 1 implies he had some sort of connection to Wolf Saint Yoshitomi. This goes unresolved.
- Revenge: He seeks this as a Pallasite against Haruto for defeating him in the past.
- Taking You with Me: Attempts this after his defeat at Genbu's hands and succeeds at sending Ryuho and Haruto to the end of time.
- Time Master: Has this power as the Horologium Silver Saint. He carries these powers after being promoted.
- Time Stands Still: The new ability he gained after becoming a Pallasite.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: As an Aquarius Saint and a Class-2 Pallasite blessed with power over time.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Parodied when he invents a tragic story of childhood oppression to explain why he and Medea are the way they are, and then cheerfully admits that it was a lie.
- Ax-Crazy: Signed up on his sister's genocidal scheme for the sheer pleasure of blowing up a planet.
- Barrier Warrior: Creates a powerful one using water.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despite all his silliness and constant toying with his foes, Amor is arguably one of the most powerful Gold Saints. He can completely disable Yuna by waving his finger in her general direction, and basically creams everyone on screen until Abzu shows up.
- Casting a Shadow: Firmly establishes that he really has a thing for the power of darkness.
- Death Is Cheap: Resurrects four of Mars' greatest warriors who were defeated by the classic Bronzes before the series began with Rinne Keshou.
- The Dragon: To his sister, Medea, the true Big Bad of the series.
- Enigmatic Minion: The Gold Saints didn't even know if he existed or not until he showed up in front of Mycenae.
- Ephebophile: Much like Paradox, he's not too put off by the fact that the object of his affections is thirteen years old.
- Expy: He's the spitting image of Fate's Gilgamesh.
- Faux Affably Evil: Finishes explaining how he's going to murder the Bronze Saints and take their stuff with a cheery "Nice to meet you!".
- Finger Poke of Doom: Shows off his power by doing this to Yuna.
- Flechette Storm: Bloody Cannon.
- For the Evulz: His core motivation. In a series full of Tragic Villains and Well Intentioned Extremists, he just really, really likes torturing people and breaking their toys.
- Gravity Master: Once his darkness cosmo is empowered on Mars he proceeds to use it to control his foes with Gravity Concerto.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: All his attacks are rather oddball or lame for Gold Saint standards, but he nonetheless absolutely demolishes people with or without them.
- Ironic Name: Amor means "Love" in Spanish; and yet he is anything BUT loving. The only person he shows any affection to is his sister Medea, and that's mostly based on mutual love for destruction than actual affection. He DOES seem to be genuinely devastated when Medea abandons him, though.
- Killed Off for Real: Gets One Hit Killed by Koga after Koga's been possessed by Abzu.
- Large Ham: Among other things, explains his (fake) backstory to Eden and Kouga with a puppet show.
- Lethal Joke Character: He's jovial and seemingly light-hearted but absolutely insanely powerful.
- Lightning Bruiser: As usual. The bronzes barely even see him move before they're on the floor again.
- Making a Splash: Silent Water.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Gets way too touchy-feely with Yuna.
- People Puppets/The Paralyzer: Can control the bodies of others against their will. It seems to work using Fist of the North Star-style pressure points.
- Red Baron: The Gold Saint of Guidance and Deception.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes glow red before he activates his darkness cosmo.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes into one after Medea reveals that he was also nothing more than a pawn to her.
- Smug Super: Is he ever.
- Super Mode: After Mars is defeated, Amor absorbs his Darkness Cosmo and becomes even stronger than him.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Completely subverts this by attacking Koga halway through his powerup sequence.
- Talk to the Fist: He'll attack his opponent when they are busy trying to call their attacks.
- Telepathy: Can speak to Medea this way.
- Villainous Crush: Less than two full minutes after Amor and Yuna start fighting in episode 43, Amor essentially says "Just surrender so we can hook up!" Naturally, Yuna refuses.
- Villain Override: After Mars is defeated, Amor absorbs the God's Cosmo, becoming even stronger.
- Whip It Good: Bloody Waltz
- The Worf Effect: On both ends of this. During his introduction, Amor defeats Leo Mycenae off-screen to show his Darkness Cosmo and to establish himself as above your standard Gold Saint. After Abzu awakens, Amor (despite having Mars Cosmo) is killed in one hit to make the new threat look strong.
- You Got Spunk: Roughly ninety percent of his comments towards Yuna, much to her disgust and annoyance.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He didn't expect his sister to abandon him the moment he served his purpose.
Paradox's twin sister. Assumes the Gold Cloth of Gemini after Paradox defects to the Pallasites.
- Action Girl: As the sole female Gold Saint, she's the deadliest woman on Athena's payroll.
- Backup Twin: One of the advantages of the Gemini Saint is that if they die/retire/happen to be a murderous lunatic, you've probably got a spare lying around to replace them. With Paradox's defection, this advantage becomes particularly pertinent.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Platonic version with Paradox. Truly loved Paradox while Paradox hated her for getting everyone else's love. They only make up after Paradox gets betrayed by Gallia.
- Beam-O-War: With Paradox.
- Boobs of Steel: In the same way as her sister.
- Combination Attack: Another Dimension, alongside Paradox.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Evil Twin: Inverted. She is Paradox's righteous sister.
- Expy: Role-wise, she is closer to Defteros than to Kanon. Kanon was never seen to have mental attachments to Saga which he only shows in his last moment, and is the initial Evil Twin whom Saga devoted himself to stop, Integra and Defteros have always loved their respective older twin no matter how much they got looked down upon or how insane their older twin had become, but the moment they realized how far their older twin had gone on the evil axis, they devoted themselves to stop them. In which they finally reconciliate by helping the older twin fight the real enemy.
- Flash Step: Uses this to fight Paradox.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: In her case, they reflect her rectitude rather than naivete. Ryuuhou even points out that her Cosmo is as pure as her eyes. They also serve to visually difference her from Paradox, as the latter's eyes are purple.
- Martyr Without a Cause: She's a bit too ready to sacrifice herself to defeat her sister. Ryuuhou convinces her that her life is more valuable than that.
- Meaningful Name: "Íntegra" is the Spanish for "upstanding".
- Psychic Powers: Just like her sister.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to her sister's Red.
- Screw Destiny: Her philosophy is that, if the future is written in the stars, then she'll destroy the stars, Galaxian Explosion!!.
- Decides to go against the destiny of the Gemini Saints, twins who hate each other, alongside Paradox, during the fight against Gallia.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The Toei site spells her name as Integura.
- Youngest Child Wins
Tropes of this character should go to the Dragon Shiryu entry in the Others section.