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     Eagle Marin 

Voiced By: Yuriko Yamamoto (JP) (1986-2004), Fumiko Inoue (JP) (2005), Eri Kitamura (JP) Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho, Mónica Manjarrez (Latin America), Christine Auten (ADV English), Selica Torcal and Virginia Carrera (Spain)

  • Action Girl: She is the strongest amazon, as stated in the databook "Saint Seiya Taizen" and seen in the sequel Saint Seiya Next Dimension. However, in the anime...
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the anime, she frequently has to be rescued and loses almost every battle she stars in, including a friendly sparring match against Shaina (despite being stated as her equal) and even to several enemies far below Silver Saint level, including a bunch of regular Sanctuary soldiers (weaker than even the weakest of Bronze Saints) and a washout who was disqualified from eligibility to Sainthood (granted that the guy was a hulking brute, but he didn't know how to use Cosmo power at all).
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Ryūsei Ken (Meteor Punch). Her main attack. She hits with her fist hundreds times in one second to generate a punch burst, much like a meteor shower. This is the technique she taught Seiya.
    • Eagle Toe Rush. She used this attack to beat Hound Asterion, and it's like a really hard flying kick.
  • Cool Mask: Like all female Saints, she has to cover her face with a mask to renounce her female side.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Anime-only. There is a fight with Shaina where Marin gets her butt kicked with soldiers watching.
  • Fake Defector: When she tried to protect Seiya by pretending to kill him and then burying him on the beach.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her armor only has pauldrons on her left side.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted, she's strong-willed but nowhere as impulsive as Seiya.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: One of the few Silver Saints to distrust the Pope.
  • Leotard of Power: Very visible considering that her cloth covers a little bit of the wearers body.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Memorably subverted... she was very strongly hinted to be the grown-up Seika, but she wasn't. It's revealed her real little brother is called Toma and he is one of the god's Angels, because he wanted to become a god.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Averted for now, but she's had a few close calls from having Seiya as a student.
  • Red Herring: At the end of the series, it turned out that she was never Seiya's missing sister after all.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Shaina.
  • Sexy Mentor: To Seiya.
  • Ship Tease: With Aiolia. In episode G, Aiolia is the one who seems to have a crush on her; however in the anime it is the other way around.
  • Spanner in the Works: She derails Aphrodite's Batman Gambit by putting her mask on Seiya and pulling him away from the rose path. This allows Seiya to breath normally and recover his strength, thus giving him the resolve to destroy it.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Both her and Shaina are the only female silver saints.
  • The Worf Effect: Anime only. Despite being Seiya's mentor and defeating Asterion, she loses pretty much every other fight.
  • Worf Had the Flu:
    • During her first fight against Moses and Asterion, Marin was caught off-guard by the latter Mind Probe powers, which were used to warn Moses of Marin's attacks, and allow him to perfectly counter them.
    • A more proper example would be her battle with Alberich in the Asgard saga, where she manages to give him some trouble before the God Warrior blinds her with acid and finishes her off with his Amethist Shield technique. This, along with other of God Warriors' feats makes it clear that the powers of Asgard's God Warriors are comparable to those of the Gold Saints.

     Ophiuchus Shaina 

Voiced By: Mami Koyama (JP) (1986-2004) Yuka Komatsu (JP) (2005), Maru Guerrero (Latin America), Kira Vincent-Davis (ADV English), Roberta Gallina Laurenti(Italy)

  • The Ace: In the anime, she's the strongest Saint who did not awaken to the Seventh Sense, even topping Misty. Even before she became a Saint she was known to Seiya as the toughest and fiercest of all the female Saint candidates in training.
  • Adaptational Badass: She has several more attempts at assassinating Seiya in the 80s TV series, and almost succeeded. In addition, she practically beats Marin in every clash they have.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has black hair in the manga.
  • Ax-Crazy: Known for being the most violent and most powerful of all female Saints.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: To Seiya, in a really heartbreaking way. He never showed any romantic feelings for Shaina, and only fought her out of self defense.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Thunder Claw. Shaina's only known technique. To perform it, she raises its claws, feigning a Cobra, which shows a powerful electric shock. The enemy ends up being damaged both by the electric shock and by the sharp claws.
  • Combat Stilettos: They can shatter the Earth...
  • Cool Mask: Like all female Saints. Sanctuary's laws force female Saints to cover their feminine faces with masks.
  • Dark Action Girl: Even after her High-Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dead Sidekick: Her disciple, Cassios.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Sarcastic, confrontational and very bitchy... until Seiya makes her reveal her much more pleasant inner self.
  • Designated Girl Fight: With Marin and Mermaid Thetis in the anime.
  • The Dreaded: Seiya didn't show any fear whenever confronted by the Silver Saints... Unless Shaina was around. Justified in the anime, as he didn't fear her until their second fight, a Curb-Stomp Battle that ended with Shaina beating him until he could no longer move, then putting him in a sleeper hold and preparing to either slit his throat with her long nails or even claw his face out before Marin saved him.
  • Dub Name Change: "Tisifone" in Italian. Named after the Fury that punishes murder and killed the mortal stupid enough to reject her love. Her Thunder Claw attack is renamed "Cobra Incantatore" (Mesmerizing Cobra).
  • Evil Counterpart: Starts as this to Marin.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her long, sharp, violet-lacquered nails hint at her bitchiness, much like Geist. But she also uses them to electrocute and claw away at her foes.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: After failing several times in killing him, Shaina slowly swayed more towards Seiya's side after that is revealed that she felt she had to love him.
  • Lady of War: When she stops being Ax-Crazy.
  • Leotard of Power: Wears this like all female Saints.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Pretty much any Saint, but she's the one who drives it home in her first fight with Seiya when he attacks with 85 punches per second and she not only blocks them all but berates him for expecting her to be hit by someone who can strike a mere 85 times per second (yes, she counted them).
  • Made of Iron: She survived the Pegasus' technique that killed Misty, without a barrier to soften the initial hit.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: To Seiya in the anime, once she acknowledges his abilities, trying to kill him while he's defenseless multiple times (the final one when he's hospitalized and tied to the bed due to his attempts at escaping) and assuming he survived when he threw himself down a cliff to escape her.
  • Plucky Girl: At first because of her Ax-Crazy quotient, but after her High-Heel–Face Turn, she's more of the real deal.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to Marin.
  • Sexy Mentor: To Cassios.
  • Shock and Awe: All her special attacks involve some form of electricity, especially thunder.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: A lot of people in-universe point out how beautiful and sexy she is, despite her upfront bitchiness.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Played with. Her official stats give her a rather average height but the anime always makes her taller than the main Bronze Saints and as tall as most other male Saints.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Seiya, several times.
  • Taking A Third Option: Subverted. She only has two choices regarding Seiya. She must kill him or love him. The fact that Seiya doesn't seem to be in love with her is only making it harder for her.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Both her and Marin.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: To Seiya, twice:
    • The first time was after he got his Cloth and believed himself invincible. Then he fought Shaina, both without Cloth... And she casually deflected all of his attacks while counting them before mauling him.
    • The second (anime only) time was when they met again after Docrates' defeat and fought, this time both with their Cloths. After his recent victories Seiya thought he had nothing to fear from anyone anymore-and it ended with him in a sleeper hold with Shaina ready to claw his face out before Marin saved him. He never stopped fearing her again until she switched sides.
  • Woman Scorned: Sort of. Initially, Seiya never rejected her but his refusal of fighting her full force infuriates her to no end.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair.

     Lizard Misty 

Voiced By: Yuu Mizushima (JP), Salvador Delgado (Latin America),Vic Mignogna (EN), Serge Bourrier (FR)
"My beauty is truly godlike..."

  • The Ace: Perfect mission record, and never harmed, or even hit at all, before his final mission. Lampshaded in the anime: all the other Silver Saints held him in high regard, even Shaina (who is objectively more powerful, having survived the same technique that killed Misty), thinking he alone would be more than enough to kill them all-and making a point of avenging him after they get over the shock of his completely unexpected death.
  • Afraid of Blood: He goes to the sea and begins to wash it off. Seiya demands he fights him but first...
  • Agent Peacock: Masami Kurumada created Misty in the stereotypical manga/anime androgynous beautiful character (bishounen) model. Misty is one of the most androgynous characters that appears in Saint Seiya, right next to Pisces Aphrodite.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Indeed he does not seem interested to men or woman. but only to himself.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Misty was very proud of his status of being a Silver Saint, dismissed the Bronze Saints as something he could easily wipe out. But astonishingly not so much after Seiya defeated him.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: Finding out who was the guy who had just demanded his suicide scared Seiya.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: In the famous bath scene.
  • Barrier Warrior: With his Air Shield Misty vibrates his hands to create a barrier, which is able to shield him from attacks.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Mavrou Trippa. Meaning "Black Hole" in Greek, an attack using two fingers to create a violent wind swirl.
    • Air Shield. Misty vibrates his hand to create a barrier, which would be able to shield himself from attacks.
  • Cradling Your Kill: Got this from Seiya. After Seiya defeated him, he carried Misty, and in bridal style at that. Just look.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the manga he was the one to kill Ikki the first time and blow up Mt. Fuji in the process.
  • Dub Name Change: Eris in Italy.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And has a lady's name too. With long hair to match. You decide whether he or the female Saints and Saori is prettier.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Misty is a narcissist who considered himself inferior only to the goddess Athena herself.
  • Genre Savvy: When Marin apparently kills Seiya before his eyes he quips that he didn't think she had it in her to kill her apprentice... Then talks Marin into leaving and digs up Seiya from his grave, as he still didn't think she had it in her to kill her apprentice. Justified in the anime, as a previous encounter between Seiya and Shaina had ended with Marin "claiming" the right to execute her "traitorous apprentice only to save his life and Shaina had warned Misty about a possible repeat.
  • Graceful Loser: Surprisingly. Misty appeared rather arrogant so it would be normal to expect him to be a Sore Loser. But after Seiya landed a fatal blow on him, he just calmly said that probably he had been wrong all along about his obsession of not getting wounded, then died peacefully with a smile.
  • Hero of Another Story: Saint Seiya: Episode.G shows he has at least six years of experience destroying monsters before his fatal mission in Tokyo.
  • The Magnificent: In the anime he's referred as The Silver Saint, even by other Silver Saints.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Nobody expected Misty to actually strip in the middle of his fight. The moment was so popular, that they actually turned naked Misty into a Myth Cloth Figure... in 2011!
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Went immediately for the kill as soon as he met Seiya, when Marin claimed the kill and buried Seiya he dug up the body to check and finding out Seiya was still alive, and after giving Seiya a free shot because he knew he could block it with the Air Shield he went immediately for the kill again. Indeed, the one moment he's not gives Seiya an important clue on how to beat him.
    • His mission to Tokyo is him being the agent of one in both anime and manga: in the manga he's part of one of two squadrons of Silver Saints sent to kill five rogue Bronze Saints, and in the anime he's sent by Phaeton because even Shaina knows he can kill Saori's Saints by himself. Deconstructed in the anime, as when Seiya unexpectedly comes out on top the strongest fighter he has authority on is Shaina.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Any Saint is one, but Misty is the one who demonstrates it first in the manga when he blows up Mount Fuji. He's not the strongest Saint, not even between the ones who haven't mastered Seventh Sense.
  • Pride Before a Fall: Starts the fight off by bragging how he had never been struck in battle.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a pink sleeveless suit in the anime version. Despite everything, he's still one of the most powerful silver saints.
  • Screw Yourself: Given that Misty only likes himself, if he ever falls in love, it will probably be with his reflection in the water.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: He had no problem stripping stark naked and taking a bath in the middle of the fight just to clean a small drop of blood on his neck. Seiya was understandably not amused. Although, as Misty thinks he's the prettiest, he probably did this also to encourage Seiya to look at his body.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Seiya regrets killing him as, in his opinion, he had what it takes to be a hero. To be fair, Misty spent his last moments calmly walking out of the sea water and acknowledging his defeat as well as Seiya's merits before falling dead on the sand. Which is why Seiya gives him a Bridal Carry and lay him neatly on the sand as a way to honor him.

     Whale Moses (Cetus/Kaitos Mozes) 

Voiced By: Koji Totani (JP)

  • Bare Your Midriff: In the Manga.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Kaitoz Spouting Bomber.
  • The Brute: Is physically strong and tough looking, contrasting Asterion.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a scar on his left eye.
  • Gorn: He throws you in the air and uppercuts your head causing a lot of blood to spurt out.
  • Mighty Glacier: Huge and powerful, he fails to follow Marin's attacks and the duel would have been much more different had Asterion not interfered.
  • Red Oni: To Asterion, being more aggressive and intimidating.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Moses or Mozes. His constellation is named Cetus, Kaitos or Whale.

     Hound Asterion 

Voiced By: Kazuo Hayashi (JP), Gerardo Reyero (Latin America)

  • Blue Oni: To Moses, being more intelligent and laid-back.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Satori no ho. Although not an attack per se, with it he can anticipate his enemies' movements, allowing him to easily counter their attacks. He used his ability against Marin, anticipating his moves and directing Moses' attacks and later against Seiya. The skill is useless if the enemy can create a vacuum in the mind, which Marin did to defeat him.
    • Million Ghosts Attack. Asterion uses his mind reading ability to anticipate his enemy moves, dodge them, and counter by striking at their Pressure Point. This technique is different in the anime version, where Asterion multiplicates himself, and all of his replicas attack at once with a single energy blast.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: His Million Ghost Attack in the anime. See above.
  • Exact Words: Asterion said that he would not fall to a Bronze Saint. In the anime, Marin kills him, while in the manga he was killed for his failure (presumably by the Pope) after returning to the Sanctuary empty-handed.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction once he realizes that Marin's mind is cleared and he cannot anticipate her movements.
  • Logical Weakness: Asterion need to reads his opponent minds to dodge and and counter their attacks; Marin clear her mind, making his ability useless.
  • Psychic Powers: Can read minds. More specifically, Telepathy. In her only anime victory, Marin has to completely clear her mind to kill him.
  • Put on a Bus: Manga Only. In the anime, Marin kills him but in the manga, she tells him she is disappointed that he of all people would accept the Pope and tells him to go and confront him. However, his Bus Crash is revealed in the Hades Saga: there is a tombstone with his name on it. We can only assume his meeting with the Pope did not go well.

     Centaurus Babel 

Voiced By: Yuji Mikimoto (JP), Carlos Segundo (LA SP)

  • Adaptational Badass: While in the manga he is easily defeated by Hyoga, the anime adaptation made him powerful enough to hold his own against the five bronze saints.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Fotia Roufihtra.
  • Go Out with a Smile/Peaceful in Death: Anime version. When he found out that Saori was the true Athena, he acknowledged her and got to hold her hand.
  • One-Man Army: In the Anime, he was giving the five main protagonists quite some troubles until the Steel Saints step in. Up until then, Hyoga was the only one wearing his cloth at the moment (besides Seiya, who was still recovering from a previous battle) and was barely holding him off.
  • Out of the Inferno: His entrance, in the Grado Colosseum, in the anime.
  • Playing with Fire: He attacks with his flames.
  • Shoulders of Doom: How does he manage to walk through a doorway with them?

     Crow Jamian 

Voiced By: Naoki Tatsuta(JP), Alfonso Ramirez (Latin America), K.C Jones(EN)

     Perseus Algol 

Voiced By: Akira Kamiya (JP), David Born (EN), Serge Bourrier(FR), Vicente Martinez (Spain)
"Heh... Don't worry. One enemy or five hundred.. It makes no difference to Algol, the Perseus Saint. Any who stand before me will be petrified."

  • Calling Your Attacks: R'has Al'Ghul Gorgoneio (which means "Head of the Ghoul Gorgoneion"). He leaps high into the air while he creates an illusion of tons of serpents and assaults his victim with a mighty kick, likely stronger than a regular kick due to its height, and possible Cosmo energy use.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Relied heavily on it from the beginning of the battle to the end when Shiryu's fist punched through it and into his heart.
  • No Eye in Magic: The shield's power works even if the target closes or covers their eyes, because it passes through blindfolds and eyelids, and goes directly into the retinas. Of note, the Dragon Shield is actually strong enough to protect Shiryu from it.
  • No Ontological Inertia: People turned to stone by the shield's power will go back to normal if it is broken.
  • Nothing Up My Sleeve: His Medusa Shield on his back.
  • One-Man Army: Petrifies both Seiya and Shun and, in the anime, manages to beat the Steel Saints trio. The only way he could be defeated was for Shiryu to gouge out his own eyes.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Downplayed. Algol is not on the same level as a Gold Saint, but his petrifying shield is pretty much a One-Hit Kill against anyone that that doesn't known about its effects, regardless of their power.
  • Taken for Granite: Algol can use the legendary Medusa Shield (based on the Greek mythological monster, Medusa), that can transform anyone who looks directly to it into stone.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He petrifies and then smashes three kids who tried to run away from the Sanctuary, after having promised he would let them go. Aiolia calls him out on it, but he didn't care.
    • Not to mention, the Saints he petrifies and the one who defeats and kills him are between 13 and 15 years old. If we count the Steel Saints too, then the age limit is even lower.

     Auriga Capella 

Voiced By: Katsuji Mori (JP)

     Cerberus Dante 

Voiced By:Akira Murayama (JP), George Manley (ADV English), Guy Chapelier(FR)
"We Silver's have been disgraced. I, Dante will, defeat this Bronze, whatever it takes!"

     Heracles Algethi 

Voiced By: Daisuke Gori (JP), Alfonso Ramirez (Latin America)
"I still can't believe a whelp like you Seiyatook out Misty and Moses."

     Musca Dio 

Voiced By: Ryoichi Tanaka (JP)
"Heh heh! No fair Algethi! His head isn't your to take! The one to avenge Misty and the others.. will be Dios the Musca Saint!!"

     Canis Major Sirius 

Voiced By: Ikuya Sawaki (JP)
"You're soft!! You should take his head right now Aioria"

     Cepheus Albiore / Cepheus Daidalos 

Cepheus Albiore (Anime Only) / Cepheus Daidalos (Manga Only)

Voiced By: Keiichi Noda (JP)
Anime Version
Manga Version

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the anime, he had long blond hair and blue eyes and his Cloth was far more elaborate. To be fair, Cepheus Daidalos' name and design weren't finalized by the time the anime episode debuted.
  • Adaptational Badass: Daidalos was an average Silver Saint. His anime counterpart Albiore was not only the strongest Silver Saint revealed in the 1980s TV series with the power rivaling that the Gold Saints, he stalemated Milo and it took the direct intervention of Aphrodite to finally turn the tide. The original manga version Daidalos was killed so quick and easy there's not even a flashback.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Short black hair in the manga, long blond hair in the anime.
  • Ascended Extra: In the manga, Daidalos only appeared in one chapter, he only had June and Shun as his trainees. While he was described as strong, he died easily with Aphrodite standing over his body. Aphrodite himself could barely remember it. In the anime, Albiore was in five episodes, strong enough to give a Gold Saint a run for their money, more handsome, had several students, and a couple of extra scenes including one where he taught the use of Cosmo to Shun.
  • Blue Oni: To Guilty, both versions.
  • Boring, but Practical: Albiore's Cloth design. Unlike the other Cloth designs that have super elaborate folds or form the shape of animals or objects his is just a straight up suit. However, except for the headgear, it covers up just as well as a Gold Cloth.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Adverted, both versions. He is the only Saint in the entire series that hasn't shown his own signature technique.
  • Defiant to the End: Both stood up for Shun.
  • Dual Wielding: Albiore.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: One of the few Silvers to not trust the Pope. Hence why he was killed.
  • Identical Stranger: Just like Esmeralda is simple a blonde a gender-flipped Shun, Daidalos is an older version of Ikki (Manga only).
  • Latino Is Brown: Averted with Albiore, who was born in Argentina note . Difficult to say about Daidalos since the manga is in black and white.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Both versions.
  • Mr. Exposition and/or Captain Obvious (take your pick): Albiore. Did he really need to explain the myth of Andromeda on a place called Andromeda Island right before Shun was about to take his test?
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Albiore. Was thrown into the sky from Milo's initial attack and somehow fought evenly with him afterwards.
  • Parental Substitute: Both symbolically and literally.
  • Posthumous Character
    • Sacrificial Lamb: The writers needed a good reason for Shun to purposedly kill someone.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Daidalos? Didaros? Daidaros? Dedalo? Albiore? Alviore? Albion? Albione? Arubiore?
  • Variable-Length Chain: In the anime, and one of his chains ends in a Cool Cross too!
  • When He Smiles: Albiore. Stiff and nonchalant until Shun showed him his true strength.

     Sagitta Ptolemy 

Voiced By: Yūichi Meguro(JP), Salvador Delgado (LA SP)

     Lyra Orphée 

Voiced By: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP)

  • The Ace: His control of the Cosmo was so great that he gained the reputation of being above the level of Gold Saints, a reputation that even a lower ranking Bronze Saint like Seiya was aware of. It's also hinted that Orphée has awakened the Eighth Sense by the fact that he went into the Underworld remaining alive.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blond in the manga and has a pink Cloth.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: With Eurydice.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Stringer Nocturne: This deadly attack uses the strings of his lyre to send electric shocks through his opponent, thus trapping them in "a nighttime spiral which leads to death."
    • Stringer Fine: The last of Orphée's Melodies, similar to Benetnasch Mime's "String Requiem". Here, the lyre's strings trap and shred anything of Orphée's choosing.
    • Death-Trip Serenade: Here, he uses a requiem to send his opponents to sleep for days, or well into eternal somnolence.
  • Death by Flashback: Received more back story of his origins than most of the main characters before getting killed.
  • Defiant to the End
  • Expy: Of the Ghost Saint Lyra Orpheus from first movie.
  • Flower Motifs: Every time he runs, attacks, heck just about everything he does, flower petals rain all over the place.
    • The area he stays at in the Underworld is the only place to find flowers with the exception of the Fields of Elisium.
    • His gift for Hades was a trunk full of flowers with two Saints ready to assassinate the Lord of the Underworld.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Orphée sacrificed his body to give Seiya a good shot at Rhadamanthys. Seiya reluctantly threw his Pegasus Ryusei Ken at both Rhadamanthys and the fatally injured Lyra Saint.
  • Living Legend: His first appearance had Shun and Seiya gushing about how powerful and legendary he was among Saint lore.
  • Magic Music / Musical Assassin: Both. His lyre can put others to sleep and works as a deadly weapon.
  • Razor Floss: The string of his lyre that work as weapon.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: In the colored version of the manga, his Cloth is light pink.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Orphée never felt all that interested in his fighting abilities; rather, he enjoyed devoting his free time playing lyre for various audiences.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The only Saint where people mix up his Cloth that he represents.
    • Lyre: English name for the instrument that Orpheus carries.
    • Lyra: The constellation he is based on.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Eurydice.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Hey, remember how awesome Lyra Orpheus was in the first movie? Let's give him the same attacks, same music, but make him lighter and not evil this time around and a french name.
  • Taking You with Me: With Rhadamanthys. Attempted anyway.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair.

     Anime-Only Characters 

Altar/Pope Ares

Voiced By: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), Kazuyuki Sogabe (JP), Mike MacRae and Mike Kleinhenz (ADV English)

  • Body Double: A third of the job of the Altar Saint is to operate as the Pope's body double.
  • Continuity Snarl: At first he was just an evil-er Palette Swap for the Pope. Then in the Secret History of Excalibur he seems to be the Number Two to the Pope and is killed by Saga. Then even after that you have the Ares costume in the Episode G. Then again with every new addition it just keeps getting more and more confusing. Manga made it simpler, as he didn't exist.
  • Obviously Evil: Who wouldn't trust a guy with a gigantic red winged demon for a helmet and foot long Spikes of Villainy on his shoulder pads?
  • The Faceless: Until a short flashback by Marin.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He is named after the Greek god of war.
  • Number Two: A third of the job of the Altar Saint is to be the Pope's assistant, and he appears in just this role in "Secret History of Excalibur".
  • Paid Harem: He's been seen on the show surrounded by several women, unless that was Saga all this time.
  • Shoulders of Doom, Spikes of Villainy: Turn the corner and he may poke your eyes out.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is often mistaken as Arles.
  • You Are in Command Now: Half the job of the Altar Saint is to take over as acting Pope if the incumbent one dies without a successor until Athena can indicate the new one, as seen in the novel "Gigantomachia" when Nikol, the new Altar Saint, acts as the new Pope for the time being. This is how Saga took over, as having killed and replaced him he's the only choice once Shion is officially dead.


Voiced By: Shigeru Chiba (JP)

Tarantula Arachne

Voiced By: Ken Yamaguchi (JP), Ricardo Tejedo (Latin America)

Peacock Shiva

Voiced By: Shigeru Nakahara (JP), Blake Shepard (EN)

Lotus Agora

Voiced By: Takaya Hashi (JP)

  • Evil Redhead: An evil warrior with red hair.
  • Filler Villain: Of two episode-arc where he is sent, along with Shiva, to Kanon Island in search of Ikki, found there repairing Cloth and healing their wounds to help his teammates in the battle being fought in the Sanctuary.
  • Meditation Power Up: Subverted. Through meditation, he send a prayer to his teacher Shaka (who is the sixth house), who managed a block Ikki with his cosmos.
  • Psychic Powers: Has psychokinesis power.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Shiva


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