Andromeda Black Cloth
- Cloth: Black Cloth
- Constellation: Andromeda
- Saints: Black Andromeda
- Status: Damaged
- Versions: 1
- Sagas: Sanctuary (arc)
The Andromeda Black Cloth is the cloth of Black Andromeda in Saint Seiya. It is one of the Black Cloths kept on Death Queen Island, and used by the evil Black Saints. Unlike the other Saints, the Black Saints and their Cloths are not aligned with Athena.
Mythology: Woah, Black Betty! (Bam-A-Lam)
Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, whole ruled Ethiopia as King and Queen respectively. Queen Cassiopeia bragged that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, Sea Nymphs who accompanied Poseidon, god of the sea. Poseidon, in retribution, sent the sea monster Cetus to assault their kingdom and Ethiopia. Andromeda had to sacrifice herself, or the monster would not stop. She was chained to the rocks naked as a sacrifice. The hero Perseus, having just slayed Medusa, arrived and defeated Cetus, saving, and eventually marrying Andromeda. Upon her death, Andromeda was placed in the sky as a constellation by Athena. It is unknown if the Black Saints share constellations with their counterparts, or if it's simply a symbolic gesture to look like other Saints.
Classic: In His Universe, Even Bishonens Have Beards!
Black Andromeda trained to be a Black Saint on Death Queen Island (like all Black Saints) by an unknown master. The cloth was likely kept on Death Queen Island until a man strong enough, and wicked enough, to wear it was found. Like all Black Saints, Black Andromeda was an evil man who fought with rather deadly moves, and intense loyalty to Ikki. Black Andromeda first appeared in volume 3 of the manga, as the one who takes the body of the Sagittarius Gold Cloth. Black Andromeda eventually fights Shun, but is taken out by Shun's Chains. He was left half dead from his wounds; the Silver Saints were tricked into killing three of the Black Saints at least.
LC/ND: Previous War
Cloth Design: The Black Queen
Classic Manga: Snake Oil Salesman
This is the form the Andromeda Black Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series' manga. Black Andromeda earned the cloth on Death Queen Island, and it was first seen when Black Andromeda appeared at Ikki's side in volume 3. Like most Black Cloths, it is very close in design to the original versions of the Cloth they were named for. The cloth, much like it's namesake, uses chains as weapons, those these Black Chains can turn into life-draining snakes. Kurumada didn't put a whole lot of effort into this design, because it's the same design as the Andromeda Bronze Cloth, but black. The Cloth was last seen on Mt. Fuji, when Shun defeated Black Andromeda, damaging his Cloth.
Classic Anime: Black is Beautiful
This is the form the Andromeda Black Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series' anime. Black Andromeda earned the cloth on Death Queen Island, and it was first seen when Black Andromeda appeared at Ikki's side after they stole the Sagittarius Gold Cloth. Like most Black Cloths, it is very close in design to the original versions of the Cloth they were named for. The cloth, much like it's namesake, uses chains as weapons, those these Black Chains can turn into life-draining snakes. Like the manga variation, the anime version of the Andromeda Black Cloth is the same design as the Andromeda Bronze Cloth, but black. The Cloth was last seen on Mt. Fuji, when Shun defeated Black Andromeda, damaging his Cloth.
Special Abilities of Black Cloth of Andromeda
The Andromeda Black Cloth has Black Chains that can be used as weapons. What differs these chains from the original Andromeda Chains is that he can turn them into living snakes to attack.
Techniques used by Andromeda Black Saints
Black Andromeda uses one major techniques during the series.
"Black Fang Nebula"
"Black Fang Nebula" is an offensive technique used by Black Andromeda on Shun. The technique differs vastly from anything in Shun's repertoire, in that it alters the form of the Black Chains. The Black Chains transform into snakes that latch onto the opponent, and begin to gradually suck the life out of them.
Notes & Trivia
Other Silver Cloths:
Other Bronze Cloths:
Docrates' Cloth · Docrates' minion's Cloth · Geists's Cloth · Kragen's Cloth · Eel's Cloth · Dolphin's Cloth · Ennesetsu's Cloth · Phaeton's Cloth · Leda's Cloth · Spica's Cloth · Crystal's Cloth · Spartan's Cloth · Shadow Cloth · Mei's Coma Berenice Cloth · Minor Cloths