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The Three Judges of Hell

    Wyvern Rhadamanthys 

Heavenly Fierce Star, Wyvern Rhadamanthys

Voiced By: Takehito Koyasu (JP); Simone d'Andrea (It)

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's took on three Gold Saints simultaneously and beaten them without much injury. Granted, he fought them in an area that cripples the power of anybody that is not a Specter. Still it required Kanon, who is nearly as powerful as Saga and has the highest Specter kill counts of the Goldies to commit a suicide attack to beat Rhadamanthys.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Has a single blonde unibrow.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Greatest Caution!. It is a wind-type move that charges up Rhadamanthys' Cosmo to the highest point of power, it is then unleashed at a central point via two opened palms. The opponent becomes helpless as powerful typhoon-like winds blast them into oblivion. It can take two forms: a dark energy blast, or the form of Rhadamanthys' spirit, the mythical Wyvern.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has both eyes and hair blonde.
  • The Dragon: To Pandora.
  • Freudian Trio: The Superego.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Of all the Specters, he gets the most screentime. He is the first judge to appear (and the only in "Chapter: Sanctuary") and has multiple fights with various Bronze and Gold Saints (three times with Kanon).
  • Say My Name: HAAAADES-SAMA!
  • Worthy Opponent: To Kanon. After their first fight, Rhadamanthys left his underlings to face Kanon, but they were no match against the power of a Gold Saint and he comments not even if there were hundreds of them, it would still not be enough for a man like Kanon.

    Griffon Minos 

Heavenly Noble Star, Griffon Minos

Voiced By: Koichi Tochika (JP); Massimiliano Lotti (It)

  • Blinding Bangs: One of the most noticeable physical traits of Minos is his hair covering partially his face, in the same way as Garuda Aiacos, endowing him with an ominous appearance.
  • Determinator: He really tried to stop the Bronze Saints from reaching Elysion at any cost.
  • Freudian Trio: The Ego.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Unlike Wyvern Rhadamanthys and Garuda Aiacos, Griffon Minos was depicted as having actual duties as a Judge—he is normally the Judge who condemns new arrivals to various Hells based on their deeds while living. Due to the war with the saints, however, Minos' position was temporarily reassigned to another lesser Specter — Balron Lune.
  • People Puppets: In the his attack Cosmic Marionette, he uses the cosmos to create very fine and solid power cords, almost invisible, clinging to the arms and legs of the enemy, these allow Minos to bind his opponents' bodies, or even to manipulate their movements at will, as a mere marionette. Although he mostly uses them to twist their bodies and break their bones.

    Garuda Aiacos 

Heavenly Valiance Star, Garuda Aiacos

Voiced By: Shin-ichiro Miki (JP), Gerardo Reyero (Latin America), Gianluca Iacono (It)



Pandora Einstein

Voiced By: Maaya Sakamoto (JP)

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Blade on a Stick: She wields a trident capable of firing bursts of energy powerful enough to break a Golden Armor, and create explosions of cosmos capable of preventing an attack of a god.
  • Expy: In terms of role in the story, she plays a role closer to Persephone, queen of the Underworld in Greek Mythology.
  • Harp of Femininity: To emphasize the "lady" in the Lady of War, she often plays the harp.
  • Heel Realization: After Pandora confronted Ikki, she understood that the Saints are on the side of right.
  • Lady of War: She commands Hades's armies of Specters.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: After the Greek myth of the first woman created who opened up a box that contained all the evils in the world, as well as hope.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has a long black hair.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Killed from Thanatos, after seeing the Phoenix's iron will, she gave Ikki the necklace, which allowed him to travel to Elysion alive.

     Others specters 

Earthly Strange Star, Frog Zelos

Voiced By: Bin Shimada (JP), Claudio Moneta (It)

Earthly Violence Star, Cyclops Gigant

Voiced By: Hisao Egawa (JP), Riccardo Lombardo (It)

Earthly Submission Star, Worm Raimi

Voiced By: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Luca Bottale (It)

Dullahan Cube (Earthly Secret Star), Elf Mills (Earthly Lowly Star), and Gorgon Ochs (Earthly Running Star)

Earthly Magic Star, Papillon Myu

Voiced by: Atsushi Kisaichi (JP), Leonardo Graziano (It)

Heavenly Heroic Star, Balrog Rune

Voiced By: Susumu Chiba (JP), Claudio Moneta (It)

  • Hypocrite: He claims that the reason that Seiya doesn't have the right to judge people is because only gods have the right to do that. Kanon kills him because by that logic he didn't have any rights to judge people either and that death was what he deserved for playing god.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: As the judge Gryphon Minos was busy with matters concerning the Holy War with Athena, he had selected Rune as a replacement. And Rune performed the duties smoothly in the First Prison.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several moments in regard to Shun.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Just doing his job and even regretted that he had to sentence Seiya and Shun since they actually had pure hearts and didn't belong in hell, if they didn't oppose Hades.
  • Scary Librarian: When Pegasus Seiya and Andromeda Shun arrived, he demanded silence and looked up their names in his book as he usually does with dead mortals.
  • Shout-Out: Ah-hem, winged armor, fiery whip? Balrog?! Never heard of that before...
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Rune? Lune? René?
  • Whip It Good: His "Fire Whip" that can cut through the opponent's body with heat and leave a bloody mess.

Heavenly Beast Star, Sphinx Pharaoh

Voiced By: Junichi Suwabe (JP), Giorgio Bonino (It)

Heavenly Wailing Star, Harpy Valentine

Voiced By: Eiji Takemoto (JP), Federico Danti (It)

Heavenly Expansion Star, Acheron Charon

Voiced By: Shiro Saito (JP), Lorenzo Scattorin (It)

Heavenly Horned Star, Golem Rock

Heavenly Vanquished Star, Troll Ivan

Heavenly Hideous Star, Deadly Beetle Stand

Heavenly Crime Star, Lycaon Phlegyas

Voiced By: Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP), Marco Pagani (It)

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: This troper senses a pattern, though at least he's able to defeat the Bronze Saints. In "Lost Canvas" he was easily killed by Tenma and in the classic series by Kanon.
  • Ignored Enemy: Not him but Kanon paid him no respect whatsoever.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Masami Kurumada named him after Phlegyas, the second ferryman of the underworld that appears in Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His Surplice is covered in hooked spikes.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: And at first is successful. Until Kanon took him out with one attack.

Heavenly Victorious Star, Basilisk Sylphid

Voiced By: Tetsu Inada (JP), Luca Ghignone (It)

  • Blow You Away: His attack, Annihilation Flap, consists in a strong whirlwind coming from the wings of the Basilisk Surplice. It is powerful enought to hurl a Gold Saint into the air.
    • Master Poisoner: In "Lost Canvas", the Basilisk wind is poisonous, capable of paralyzing the victim's body and killing him. Only Wyvern Radamanthys and Libra Dohko were able to survive his venom.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the anime adaptation Alraune Queen, Basilisk Sylphid, and Minotauros Gordon were introduced at a later point than they were originally introduced by Kurumada in his manga.
  • Determinator: He jumped into the Hyperdimension to continue his chase even after Hyoga had warned him of the consequences. Only gods, or those enchanted with a deity's blood, can safely swim through the currents of space, and both Shiryu and Hyoga were blessed with such a gift. The mighty Basilisk Specter finally met his demise as the Hyperdimension's currents crushed him. As his body was obliterated, Sylphid lamented that he and his companions should've destroyed the Saints on Earth when they had the chance.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: With Gordon and Queen. They are all defeated by Shiryu.

Heavenly Imprisoning Star, Minotauros Gordon

Voiced By: Paolo Sesana (It)

  • An Axe to Grind: Gordon's right arm has the power of the legendary Minotaur's battle axe, capable of delivering a titanic blast that can split his vicitim in two. It is powerful enough to break the sacred Excalibur sword.
  • The Brute
  • Demoted to Extra: In the anime adaptation Alraune Queen, Basilisk Sylphid, and Minotauros Gordon were introduced at a later point than they were originally introduced by Kurumada in his manga.
  • Evil Counterpart: Masami Kurumada designed him to resemble Taurus Aldebaran. When Gordon takes off his helmet, his facial features look very much like the Taurus Gold Saint's.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: With Sylphid and Queen. They are all defeated by Shiryu.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Gordon's Surplice, as his name, is based on the mythological monster, the Minotauros.

Heavenly Demonic star, Alraune Queen

Voiced By: Yusei Oda (JP), Massimo Di Benedetto (It)


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