A Gold Saint (ゴルドセイント; Gōrudoseinto) is one of the 12 most powerful saints in Athena's army, invincible among them since the mythological ages.

They wear the 12 Gold Cloths that correspond to the zodiac constellations, the most powerful among the 88 Cloths. The Gold Saints have mastered the seventh sense, the essence of their cosmos, which grants them miraculous abilities, among them, the capacity of attaining the speed of light.

Description Edit

They are known for wearing Gold Cloths and are among the most powerful characters in the series. Move at the speed of light and completely dominate the seventh sense, while a few of them are so powerful to have reached the eighth sense, arayashiki. Are protected by the twelve zodiacal constellations. Not only the power of the Gold Saints is superior to all other saints, but also their notions of honesty, ethics and righteousness and are therefore very respected by the people of the Sanctuary. When the twelve gold cloths are or are near one another, they shine and produce very loud sounds. This phenomenon is called resonance. If the golden saints with two equivalent forces waging a struggle, the battle is so fierce, that ends up lasting forever (Thousand Days War).

Techniques Edit

Athena Exclamation Edit

Main article: Athena Exclamation

The gold saints dominate a legendary technique known as Athena Exclamation, where three of them combine their cosmos and fire it at once. This power is so gigantic that it releases an energy similar to the explosion that gave birth to the universe, the Big Bang. When two Athena Exclamation blasts collide, they will not only double or multiply, but increase infinitely. Athena banned this technique because it can cause a terrible damage. The ones who use this technique are regarded as barbaric, horrible, and dishonored saints. The Athena Exclamation is used by Sagittarius Sisyphos, Aries Shion and Leo Regulus to destroy the gate to the Lost Canvas.

Golden Sun Ray Edit

However, the most powerful and destructive technique of that class of knights is the Golden Sun Ray or "Sacrifice of the Gold Saints". In it, the twelve gold saints raise their cosmos and release an energy from the Gold Cloths which is as strong and bright as the sun. All who come in contact with this energy, including the saints themselves with gold cloths, die. The Libra Cloth has six pairs of golden arms that can be used only in exceptional cases and with the consent of the Libra Saint. The pair of arms are: Tonfa, Spear, Sword, Shield, Three-section staff and nunchaku.

List of Gold Saints Edit

20th Century Edit


Note: The gold saint of Lost Canvas are not official and not canon, asthe the real gold saint of the eighteenth century are those seen in the official and canon sequel of the classic series that is Saint Seiya Next Dimension.

18th Century canon (Next Dimension) Edit

  • Aries Shion
  • Taurus Ox
  • Gemini Cain and Abel
  • Cancer Deathtoll
  • Leo Kaiser
  • Virgo Shijima
  • Dohko Libra
  • Scorpio Ecarlate
  • Sagittarius Gestalt
  • Capricorn Izo
  • Aquarius Mystoria
  • Pisces Cardinale
  • Ophiuchus Asclepius and Odysseus

18th Century(not canon)Edit

16th Century Edit