Aquila Silver Cloth
- Cloth: Silver Cloth
- Constellation: Aquila (Eagle)
- Saints: Marin, Unknown
- Status: Undamaged
- Versions: 1
- Sagas: Sanctuary (arc), Hades (arc), Episode G, The Lost Canvas, Next Dimension
The Aquila Silver Cloth is the cloth of the Saint Marin in Saint Seiya, Saint Seiya: Episode G, and Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, and by an unknown Saint in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas. It is of the second class of the cloths that Athena's Saints wield, the Silver Cloths.
Masked Wres-I Mean Saint
Marin trained to be a Saint in Sanctuary by an unknown master. The cloth was likely kept in Sanctuary until a Saint worthy of wearing it was found. Like all Female Saints, she must wear a mask when around men. Marin first appeared in volume 1 of the manga, as the one who was training Seiya. After Seiya leaves Sanctuary, Marin is eventually sent, with several Silver Saints to take Seiya and his fellow Bronze Saints out, but betrays her allies for Seiya. During this period, she manages to defeat Hound Asterion after being severely injured. During the fight with Sanctuary, she even makes it to the top of Star Hill, something difficult even for Gold Saints. She tells of the true Pope's death, and then helps Seiya through the poisoned roses by letting him wear her own mask. During the Hades Arc, she locates Seiya's sister, Seika, and defends her when Thanatos tries to kill her.
They Call It...Brotherly Love
During Next Dimension, Marin is revealed to still be in Sanctuary, as she attempts to protect Seiya from the Angel Touma. She offers to protect Seiya with Shaina so Hyoga can join Athena. It seems, through the memories of Touma, that Marin might be his sister, meaning he was taken from his family to The Realm of Heaven. Her cloth appears to have been repaired (likely self repaired) since the damage it took in the Hades Arc.
This is the form the Aquila Silver Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series. Marin earned the cloth in Sanctuary, and it was first seen when Marin trains Seiya in volume 1, but it's not shown in action until volume 6. Unlike most Silver Cloth's original forms, it only covers a little bit of the wearers body, more akin to a Bronze Saint (albeit, more powerful). The cloth itself shows no real unique traits outside of those given to other Silver Cloths. The Cloth was last seen in Sanctuary, when Marin, Shaina, Kiki, and the other Bronze Saints defended Seika.
Special Abilities of Silver Cloth of Aquila
The Aquila Silver Cloth, while having all of the strength and endurance of a Silver Cloth, has no special traits that make it stand out as a cloth.
Techniques used by Aquila Saints
Marin uses three major techniques are used during their various fights.
"Ryu Sei Ken"
"Ryu Sei Ken" is an offensive technique used by Marin that is much like her student Seiya's "Pegasus Ryu Sei Ken". The technique involves striking at the foe with a high velocity, throwing over a hundred punches a second. It is likely that it can go much faster, akin to the Silver Saint's ability to fight between Mach 2 and Mach 5.
"Eagle Claw Flash"
"Eagle Claw Flash" is an offensive technique used by Marin in the Original Series. The technique has Marin leap into the air then dive downwards in a strong kick. This technique was used to defeat Hound Asterion.
"Air Fist" is a deceptive offensive technique used by Marin to fool the other Silver Saints into believing that she killed Seiya. The technique involves doing a strike that appears to be a mortal wound, but in fact, only stuns the opponent briefly, fooling those watching her.
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