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[[Image:Bronzedragoncloth.jpg|'''The Cloth's ultimate power...CG Dragon to scare foes away!'''|300 px|thumb|center]]
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{{Cloth infobox
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|cloth name= Dragon Bronze Cloth
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|image= [[Image:DragonGolden.png|'''Yes! Strongest Cloth Shield once again! Let's see the Libra Cloth do that!'''|300 px|thumb]]
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|cloth= [[Bronze Cloth]]
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|constellation= [[Constellations#Draco_.28Dragon.29|Draco(Dragon)]]
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|saints= [[Shiryu]], [[Ryuho]]
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|status= Unknown
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|versions= 5
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|sagas= [[Sanctuary (arc)]]. [[Poseidon (arc)]], [[Hades (arc)]], [[Saint_Seiya:_Next_Dimension|Saint Seiya: Next Dimension]], [[Saint_Seiya:_The_Lost_Canvas|Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas]], [[Saint_Seiya:_Omega|Omega]]
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The ''Dragon Bronze Cloth'' is a [[Cloth]] given to [[Shiryu]] by [[Dohko|Roshi]] of the Rozan Goroho (Five Peaks). He is the Dragon Saint in [[Saint_Seiya|Saint Seiya]] and [[Saint_Seiya:_Next_Dimension|Next Dimension]], and is also worn by [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] son [[Ryūhō]] in [[Saint_Seiya:_Omega|Saint Seiya: Omega]]. It is of the lowest class of the [[Cloth|Cloths]] that [[Saori Kido|Athena's]] [[Saint|Saints]] wield, the [[Bronze Cloths|Bronze Cloth]].  
*Cloth: [[Bronze Cloth]]
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*[[Constellations|Constellation]]: [[Constellations#Draco_.28Dragon.29|Draco(Dragon)]]
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*Saints: [[Shiryu]], [[Ryūhō]]
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*Status: Unknown
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*Versions: 5
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*Sagas: [[Sanctuary (arc)]]. [[Poseidon (arc)]], [[Hades (arc)]], [[Saint_Seiya:_Omega|Omega]]
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The ''Dragon Bronze Cloth'' is a cloth given to [[Shiryu]] by [[Dohko|Roshi]] of the Rozan Goroho (Five Peaks) in [[Saint_Seiya|Saint Seiya]] and is also worn by Shiryu's son [[Ryūhō]] in [[Saint_Seiya:_Omega|Saint Seiya: Omega]]. It is of the lowest class of the cloths that [[Saori Kido|Athena's]] Saints wield, the [[Bronze Cloths|Bronze Cloth]].  
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==Cloth History==
 
==Cloth History==
===Ladon, Dragon Guardian===
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===Mythology: Ladon, Dragon Guardian===
 
According to one myth, Ladon was the Dragon who guarded the Golden Apples in the Garden of the Hesperides. In one of Heracles' Labors, he was supposed to get a golden apple, but couldn't overcome the Dragon on his own, so he held the sky for Atlas, the Titan, and had him retrieve the golden apples for him, succeeding through deception. Another version had Heracles slaying the Dragon to take the apples.
 
According to one myth, Ladon was the Dragon who guarded the Golden Apples in the Garden of the Hesperides. In one of Heracles' Labors, he was supposed to get a golden apple, but couldn't overcome the Dragon on his own, so he held the sky for Atlas, the Titan, and had him retrieve the golden apples for him, succeeding through deception. Another version had Heracles slaying the Dragon to take the apples.
  
===Dragon's Resting Place===
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===Classic: Purple Rain===
The ''Dragon Bronze Cloth'' was kept underneath the great waterfalls of Rozan, said to be the flow of the Milky Way, where the remains of stars flowed. It had bathed under the water for many centuries, gaining a hardness surpassing Diamonds. It had gained the invincible shield that became the signature of the cloth.
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=====Origin: Dragon's Resting Place=====
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The ''Dragon Bronze Cloth'' was kept underneath the great waterfalls of Rozan, said to be the flow of the Milky Way, where the remains of stars flowed. It had bathed under the water for many centuries, gaining a hardness surpassing Diamonds. It had gained the invincible shield that became the signature of the [[Cloth]].
  
===Dragon Shield's Weakness===
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=====History: Dragon Shield's Weakness=====
The Dragon Bronze Cloth's Dragon Shield had taken a lot of abuse for [[Shiryu]] in his many battles, but only in a few instances has it been damaged or destroyed. In a moment of Invincible Shield meets Unstoppable Spear, [[Shiryu]] shattered his own gauntlet and shield due to a ploy by [[Seiya]]. Another noteworthy moment was during [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] battle with [[Shura|Capricorn Shura]], in which the [[Gold Saint]] used his Excalibur technique to slice the shield right in half, like nothing had ever done before. [[Krishna|Chrysaor Krishna]], one of [[Poseidon|Poseidon's]] [[Marina]] Generals pierced through [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] Dragon Shield with his Golden Lance, though, when his cosmo was burned to its max, and it took on the sheen of the [[Golden Cloth|Golden Cloths]], the Golden Spear couldn't pierce the Dragon Shield. These are not including times when the whole cloth was completely destroyed.  
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The Dragon Bronze Cloth's Dragon Shield had taken a lot of abuse for [[Shiryu]] in his many battles, but only in a few instances has it been damaged or destroyed. In a moment of Invincible Shield meets Unstoppable Spear, [[Shiryu]] shattered his own gauntlet and shield due to a ploy by [[Seiya]]. Another noteworthy moment was during [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] battle with [[Shura|Capricorn Shura]], in which the [[Gold Saint]] used his Excalibur technique to slice the shield right in half, like nothing had ever done before. [[Krishna|Chrysaor Krishna]], one of [[Poseidon|Poseidon's]] [[Marine General|Marine Generals]] pierced through [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] Dragon Shield with his Golden Lance, though, when his cosmo was burned to its max, and it took on the sheen of the [[Golden Cloth|Golden Cloths]], the Golden Spear couldn't pierce the Dragon Shield. These are not including times when the whole cloth was completely destroyed.  
  
===Previous War===
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===Lost Canvas/Next Dimension: Previous War===
While the [[Cloth]] exists in the previous era, wearers of the cloth have not been seen in the past.
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While the [[Cloth]] exists in the previous era, wearers of the [[Cloth]] have not been seen in the past.
  
===Evolution of the Cloth===
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===Next Dimension: The Artist Formally Known As Shiryu===
=====First Cloth Form-Ultimate Shield=====
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After having disappeared after the battle with [[Hades]] in [[Saint_Seiya|Saint Seiya]], [[Shiryu]] returns in [[Saint_Seiya:_Next_Dimension|Saint Seiya: Next Dimension]], with [[Shunrei]] and a child. Though he has returned, it is not clear where his [[Cloth]] is, or what condition it is in.
[[Image:Bcl-rs02.jpg|'''He'll regret all that time he chose to keep his eyes closed soon...'''|300 px|thumb|center]]
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===Omega: Purple Dragon Jr - The Tiny Tim of Saints===
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[[Ryuho]] trained under his father [[Shiryu]] to become the Dragon Saint in [[Saint_Seiya:_Omega|Saint Seiya: Omega]]. Though he has a large variety of techniques and a strong [[Cosmo]], he has low endurance and a poor constitution. Master of the [[Element]] of water, he joins the new main group of [[Bronze Saint|Bronzes]] fighting against [[Mars]]. He trained with a fellow [[Bronze Saint]] [[Mirapolis|Lynx Mirapolis]], until his holding back caused [[Mirapolis]] to leave the [[Palestra]]. He was responsible for destroying the [[Water Ruins]], and fought many [[Bronze Saint|Bronze Saints]], [[Silver Saint|Silver Saints]], and [[Martian|Martians]] along the way.
  
This is the form the Dragon Bronze Cloth takes when it is first seen. [[Shiryu]] was given this cloth after he demonstrated to his master, [[Dohko|Roshi]], that he could burn his cosmo, and reverse the flow of Rozan's Great Waterfall.
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==Cloth Design: The Strongest Shield...Sometimes==
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===Classic Manga: Evolution of the Cloth===
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=====First Cloth Form: Ultimate Shield=====
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[[Image:Bcl-rs02.jpg|'''He'll regret all that time he chose to keep his eyes closed soon...'''|300 px|thumb|left]]
  
=====Second Cloth Form-Sacrifice=====
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This is the form the Dragon Bronze Cloth takes when it is first seen. [[Shiryu]] was given this [[Cloth]] after he demonstrated to his master, [[Dohko|Roshi]], that he could burn his [[Cosmo]], and reverse the flow of Rozan's Great Waterfall. The Dragon Bronze Cloth covers quite decently for an early [[Bronze Cloth]] design. The head piece has the whiskers and eyebrows of the Dragon, the shoulder portion (with Dragon claws holding it together) attaches to the chest guard to make one solid covering piece. The belt gives the appearance of scales, with a detailed buckle in the middle, holding several patterns. The right gauntlet has a rectangular guard, and is used primarily for attacking, while the left gauntlet has the Dragon Shield, a very powerful shield. The knee guards are also rectangular (like the right gauntlet), and cover a little bit of the leg and thigh as well as the knee. The [[Cloth]] itself was highly durable when compared to other [[Cloth|Cloths]], but it was strong enough to damage itself, thanks to [[Seiya|Seiya's]] ingenuity.
[[Image:Bcl-rs12.jpg|'''The most obvious change here is the open eyes. Mu ripped Shiryu off.'''|300 px|thumb|center]]
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=====Second Cloth Form: Sacrifice=====
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[[Image:Bcl-rs12.jpg|'''The most obvious change here is the open eyes. Mu ripped Shiryu off.'''|300 px|thumb|right]]
  
After [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] battle with [[Seiya|Pegasus Seiya]], the cloth was damaged beyond self repair. [[Shiryu]] took his and [[Seiya|Seiya's]] cloths to Jamil, where [[Mu]] repaired his cloth, increasing its endurance, reviving it from death, and slightly altering the design.
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After [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] battle with [[Seiya|Pegasus Seiya]], the [[Cloth]] was damaged beyond self repair. [[Shiryu]] took his and [[Seiya|Seiya's]] [[Cloth|Cloths]] to [[Jamir]], where [[Mu]] repaired his [[Cloth]], increasing its endurance, reviving it from death, and slightly altering the design. While the general shape is the same, most everything seems to cover just a bit more of the body. The chest covers more, and the attacking gauntlet is thicker, and covers more of the arm. The shield arm also seems to cover more as well; and is even more enduring than before. The belt's buckle underwent a more drastic change, losing the detailed patterns, but gaining several hair-like protrusions. The biggest change is the addition of ankle/heel guards to both legs, the beginning of foot armor. While stronger, this [[Cloth]] could only hold up to so many [[Silver Saint]] fights before needing repair.
  
=====Third Cloth Form-Revived by Golden Blood=====
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=====Third Cloth Form: Revived by Golden Blood=====
[[Image:Bcl-rs17.jpg|'''The shin guards and heel braces would have been handy running up Sanctuary...'''|300 px|thumb|center]]
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[[Image:Bcl-rs17.jpg|'''The shin guards and heel braces would have been handy running up Sanctuary...'''|300 px|thumb|left]]
  
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Upon the fall of the corruption plaguing [[Sanctuary]], the damage to the [[Bronze Saint|Bronze's]] [[Cloth|Cloths]] were severe, the [[Cloth|Cloths]] died. The remaining [[Gold Saint|Gold Saints]] offered their blood to revive and repair the [[Bronze Cloth|Bronze Cloths]]. When [[Shiryu]] burned his [[Cosmo]] to its maximum, his [[Cloth]] took on a golden sheen, and grew much more powerful. The Dragon Shield's legendary toughness grew even higher, as after he let it reach its golden form, even [[Krishna|Chrysaor's]] Golden Spear couldn't pierce it. This design is less changed when compared to the prior change, with a majority of it simply being a refining of shape and coverage. The helmet, belt, gauntlets, chest, and knee pads all slightly change, with the right gauntlet and belt slimming down somewhat. The most significant change is that the heel armor expands upward, becoming leg armor. Despite significant improvements in strength, coverage, and even the ability to become golden, it still couldn't hold up to the attack of a [[God]].
  
Upon the fall of the corruption plaguing [[Sanctuary]], the damage to the Bronze's cloths were severe, the cloths died. The remaining [[Gold Saint|Gold Saints]] offered their blood to revive and repair the Bronze Cloths. When [[Shiryu]] burned his cosmo to its maximum, his cloth took on a golden sheen, and grew much more powerful. The Dragon Shield's legendary toughness grew even higher, as after he let it reach its golden form, even [[Krishna|Chrysaor's]] Golden Spear couldn't pierce it.
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=====Fourth Cloth Form: Athena's Sacrifice=====
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[[Image:Bcl-rs23.jpg|'''"Honestly, we're an almost all male group of warriors...Is it too much to ask for a crotch guard?"'''|300 px|thumb|right]]
  
=====Fourth Cloth Form-Athena's Sacrifice=====
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[[Saori Kido|Athena]] sacrificed her life to find [[Hades]]. Former Head of [[Sanctuary]], [[Shion|Aries Shion]] used her blood not only to awaken her [[Cloth]], but also to repair the [[Bronze Cloth|Bronze Cloths]]. In addition to the usual increase in defensive abilities and increase in covered protection, it also granted them protection when they passed from [[Hell]] to the [[Elysium Fields]]. The [[Cloth]] also seems to have lost the ability to go golden when [[Shiryu]] burned his [[Cosmo]] to its maximum. Unlike the last change, this new form has a significant change to the visual appearance. The helmet becomes more slender, while the chest plate looks less like connected segments, and more like several layers of metal on top of one another. The right gauntlet's arm guard looks more like a dragon now, while the shield loses it's traditional cross-like pattern and gains a pattern more like the Sun in a hexagon. The belt gains several scale-like attachments that extend the protection further down the pelvis, while the leg, heel, and knee armor all merges into one piece; it even begins to cover the feet as well. While stronger, [[Thanatos]] proves too much for the [[Cloth]], destroying it.
[[Image:Bcl-rs23.jpg|'''"Honestly, we're an almost all male group of warriors...Is it too much to ask for a crotch guard?"'''|300 px|thumb|center]]
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=====God Cloth Form: Infinite Cosmo?!=====
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[[Image:Dcl-sc02.jpg|'''Dragon-God Cloth, or Dragon God-Cloth. Either way, God Cloth Dragon Shield makes him the Party Tank." '''|300 px|thumb|left]]
  
[[Saori Kido|Athena]] sacrificed her life to find [[Hades]]. Former Head of [[Sanctuary]], [[Shion|Aries Shion]] used her blood not only to awaken her cloth, but also to repair the Bronze's cloths. In addition to the usual increase in defensive abilities and increase in covered protection, it also granted them protection when they passed from Hades to the Elysium Fields. The cloth also seems to have lost the ability to go golden when [[Shiryu]] burned his cosmo to its maximum.
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During the battle with [[Hypnos]], [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] [[Cosmo]] approached infinity, and his [[Cloth]], which had shattered into dust, became affected by [[Saori Kido|Athena's]] blood and evolved into something closer to the [[God|Gods']] [[Kamui]]. It was immensely altered, with nearly full body covering, intricate designs all throughout the [[Cloth]], and a bright golden gleam. The helmet significantly changed, providing much greater head protection when compared to past versions. The chestplate merged with the belt, meeting in the middle to fully cover the stomach with what looked like Dragon scales and extending further down to provide pelvic protection. The gauntlets expanded further up the arm, leaving only a little gap to allow for arm movement. His Dragon Shield would truly become among the greatest shields with a [[Cloth]], second only to [[Athena|Athena's]] Aegis; the pattern became a circle within a triangle on top of another triangle, and surrounded by little triangles. The leg armor would expand further up, covering much of the thighs along with what was previously covered. With their newfound [[Cloth|Cloths]], [[Shiryu]] and [[Hyoga]] were able to defeat [[Hypnos]] by combining their attacks in one strike. Though [[Hades]] proved to be a greater opponent, severely damaging [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] [[God Cloth]], along with the others.
  
=====Fifth Cloth Form-Infinite Cosmo?!=====
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===Classic Anime: More Blood Spilled Than Most Wars===
[[Image:Dcl-sc02.jpg|'''Dragon-God Cloth, or Dragon God-Cloth. Either way, God Cloth Dragon Shield makes him the Party Tank." '''|300 px|thumb|center]]
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=====Sanctuary Arc: The Eye Of The Tiger, And The Head Of The Dragon=====
 
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[[Image:Bronzedragoncloth.jpg|'''The Dragon's greatest weapon...CG effects!'''|200 px|thumb|right]]
 
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During the battle with [[Hypnos]], [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] cosmo approached infinity, and his cloth, which had shattered into dust, became affected with [[Saori Kido|Athena's]] blood and evolved into something closer to the gods' [[Kamui]]. It was immensely altered, with nearly full body covering, intricate designs, and a bright gleam. His Dragon Shield would truly become among the greatest shields with a cloth, second only to [[Athena|Athena's]] Aegis. [[Shiryu]] and [[Hyoga]] were able to defeat [[Hypnos]] by combining their attacks in one strike. Though [[Hades]] proved to be a greater opponent, able to hurt them, even with their god cloths.
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==Properties==
 
==Properties==
 
===Special Abilities of Bronze Cloth of Dragon===
 
===Special Abilities of Bronze Cloth of Dragon===
The Dragon Bronze Cloth's special quality revolves around the Dragon Shield. Centuries of reinforcing by the water from Rozan's Great Waterfall had strengthened the Dragon Shield to make it the strongest shield of all of the cloths. Even to [[Gold Saint]] attacks, it shows surprising defense for a [[Bronze Cloth]]. Each time the cloth is remade, the Dragon Shield becomes even more powerful than before.  
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The Dragon Bronze Cloth's special quality revolves around the Dragon Shield. Centuries of reinforcing by the water from Rozan's Great Waterfall had strengthened the Dragon Shield to make it the strongest shield of all of the [[Cloth|Cloths]]. Even to [[Gold Saint]] attacks, it shows surprising defense for a [[Bronze Cloth]]. Each time the [[Cloth]] is remade, the Dragon Shield becomes even more powerful than before.
  
 
===Techniques used by Dragon Saints===
 
===Techniques used by Dragon Saints===
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The Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha is an ultimate Dragon technique, first used by [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] master [[Dohko|Libra Dohko]]. In the [[Hades(arc)|Hades]] saga, [[Shiryu]] learned the "Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha" directly from watching his master's battle. It is a technique that appears to be a combination of "Rozan Sho Ryu Ha" and "Rozan Ryu Hi Sho" -- Shiryu's cosmos erupts at its max, and he plows through the enemy with both arms and palms extended. 100 dragons march in the sky as the enemies are destroyed by this energy-based offensive attack.
 
The Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha is an ultimate Dragon technique, first used by [[Shiryu|Shiryu's]] master [[Dohko|Libra Dohko]]. In the [[Hades(arc)|Hades]] saga, [[Shiryu]] learned the "Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha" directly from watching his master's battle. It is a technique that appears to be a combination of "Rozan Sho Ryu Ha" and "Rozan Ryu Hi Sho" -- Shiryu's cosmos erupts at its max, and he plows through the enemy with both arms and palms extended. 100 dragons march in the sky as the enemies are destroyed by this energy-based offensive attack.
  
==Notes & Trivia==
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==Appearances==
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 003: The Gold Cloth}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 004: The Galaxian Wars}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 005: Cygnus - The Tundra Warrior}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 006: Dragon - The Indestructible Shield and Gauntlet}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 007: Death Match! Pegasus vs. Dragon}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 011: The Black Four Appears!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 012: The Tower of Mu}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 015: Shun! The Angry Nebula}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 016: A Fierce Fight! Dragon vs. Dragon}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 017: The Memory of Hate}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 019: Become the Phoenix's Ashes!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 020: Silver Cloth! The Beautiful Hit-man}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 024: Fight! For Athena}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 025: For a Magnificent Future}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 028: Time For Battle}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 029: Sanctuary! The Twelve Palaces}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 030: Gemini's Labyrinth}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 031: Gemini's Illusion}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 032: Mortal Combat in the Cancer Palace}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 033: For My Goddess}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 034: Shaka! The Godlike Saint}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 035: The Secret of the Libra Cloth}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 036: Scorpion vs. Cygnus}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 037: Death Can't Stop Us!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 038: Young men! To You I Entrust Athena!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 039: Shura! The Man Who Wields Excalibur}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 048: The Coronation of Poseidon}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 049: Resurrection! New Cloths}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 050: The Gold-hued Bronze Cloth}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 052: The Golden Chains}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 053: The Golden Lance vs. Excalibur}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 054: Sever the Star Life Points!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 055: The Soul Hunter}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 056: The Avenging Anger}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 057: Isaac! The Frozen Comrade}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 060: Athena's Prayers Reverberate!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 061: Discord! The Two Souls}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 062: The Mystery of the Sea Lord's Resurrection}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 063: Let Loose! The Golden Arrow}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 064: The Three Arrows}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 071: Death-scape in the Palace of the Giant Crab}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 072: Dohko Rejuvenates!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 073: The Butterfly of the World of the Dead! Faery}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 074: The Golden Lion Bares its Fangs}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 075: 108 Beads}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 076: Under the Twin Sala Trees...}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 077: To Entrust Unto Athena...}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 078: Athena! A Deadly Decision}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 079: Athena's Cloth}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 080: Go! New Cloths}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 081: The Entrance to the Underworld}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 082: Awaken!! Eight Sense}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 089: Hurry up! To Giudecca}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 090: The Deadly Battle in the 5th Prison}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 093: Ikki's Wailing Fist}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 098: Between Hell and Utopia}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 099: The Way to Elysion}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 100: Deadly Battle! Three Against One!!}}
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*{{Manga chap icon|Chapter 104: Union! Bronze Saints}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 14: Bracelet of Flowers}} (Flashback)
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 15: The Temple of the Moon}} (Flashback)
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 48: Burning Friendship}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 51: Dragon and Swan}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 52: Dragon and Tiger, Mentor and Disciple}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 53: Successor}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 55: The Thirteenth Gold Saint}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 62: The Banner of Rebellion}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Special Episode I: The vow of the goddess}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 74: Shiver before destruction}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 75: Shiryu's Vain Dream}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 76: Écarlate of the Heavenly Scorpion Temple}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 77: Golden Blood}}
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*{{ND chap icon|Part 78: The Dragon's Chosen One}}
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Yes! Strongest Cloth Shield once again! Let's see the Libra Cloth do that!
Dragon Bronze Cloth
Information
Cloth Rank

{{{cloth rank}}}

Constellation

Draco(Dragon)

Saints

Shiryu, Ryuho

Status

Unknown

Versions

5

Sagas

Sanctuary (arc). Poseidon (arc), Hades (arc), Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Omega


The Dragon Bronze Cloth is a Cloth given to Shiryu by Roshi of the Rozan Goroho (Five Peaks). He is the Dragon Saint in Saint Seiya and Next Dimension, and is also worn by Shiryu's son Ryūhō in Saint Seiya: Omega. It is of the lowest class of the Cloths that Athena's Saints wield, the Bronze Cloth.

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Cloth History

Mythology: Ladon, Dragon Guardian

According to one myth, Ladon was the Dragon who guarded the Golden Apples in the Garden of the Hesperides. In one of Heracles' Labors, he was supposed to get a golden apple, but couldn't overcome the Dragon on his own, so he held the sky for Atlas, the Titan, and had him retrieve the golden apples for him, succeeding through deception. Another version had Heracles slaying the Dragon to take the apples.

Classic: Purple Rain

Origin: Dragon's Resting Place

The Dragon Bronze Cloth was kept underneath the great waterfalls of Rozan, said to be the flow of the Milky Way, where the remains of stars flowed. It had bathed under the water for many centuries, gaining a hardness surpassing Diamonds. It had gained the invincible shield that became the signature of the Cloth.

History: Dragon Shield's Weakness

The Dragon Bronze Cloth's Dragon Shield had taken a lot of abuse for Shiryu in his many battles, but only in a few instances has it been damaged or destroyed. In a moment of Invincible Shield meets Unstoppable Spear, Shiryu shattered his own gauntlet and shield due to a ploy by Seiya. Another noteworthy moment was during Shiryu's battle with Capricorn Shura, in which the Gold Saint used his Excalibur technique to slice the shield right in half, like nothing had ever done before. Chrysaor Krishna, one of Poseidon's Marine Generals pierced through Shiryu's Dragon Shield with his Golden Lance, though, when his cosmo was burned to its max, and it took on the sheen of the Golden Cloths, the Golden Spear couldn't pierce the Dragon Shield. These are not including times when the whole cloth was completely destroyed.

Lost Canvas/Next Dimension: Previous War

While the Cloth exists in the previous era, wearers of the Cloth have not been seen in the past.

Next Dimension: The Artist Formally Known As Shiryu

After having disappeared after the battle with Hades in Saint Seiya, Shiryu returns in Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, with Shunrei and a child. Though he has returned, it is not clear where his Cloth is, or what condition it is in.

Omega: Purple Dragon Jr - The Tiny Tim of Saints

Ryuho trained under his father Shiryu to become the Dragon Saint in Saint Seiya: Omega. Though he has a large variety of techniques and a strong Cosmo, he has low endurance and a poor constitution. Master of the Element of water, he joins the new main group of Bronzes fighting against Mars. He trained with a fellow Bronze Saint Lynx Mirapolis, until his holding back caused Mirapolis to leave the Palestra. He was responsible for destroying the Water Ruins, and fought many Bronze Saints, Silver Saints, and Martians along the way.

Cloth Design: The Strongest Shield...Sometimes

Classic Manga: Evolution of the Cloth

First Cloth Form: Ultimate Shield
He'll regret all that time he chose to keep his eyes closed soon...

This is the form the Dragon Bronze Cloth takes when it is first seen. Shiryu was given this Cloth after he demonstrated to his master, Roshi, that he could burn his Cosmo, and reverse the flow of Rozan's Great Waterfall. The Dragon Bronze Cloth covers quite decently for an early Bronze Cloth design. The head piece has the whiskers and eyebrows of the Dragon, the shoulder portion (with Dragon claws holding it together) attaches to the chest guard to make one solid covering piece. The belt gives the appearance of scales, with a detailed buckle in the middle, holding several patterns. The right gauntlet has a rectangular guard, and is used primarily for attacking, while the left gauntlet has the Dragon Shield, a very powerful shield. The knee guards are also rectangular (like the right gauntlet), and cover a little bit of the leg and thigh as well as the knee. The Cloth itself was highly durable when compared to other Cloths, but it was strong enough to damage itself, thanks to Seiya's ingenuity.

Second Cloth Form: Sacrifice
The most obvious change here is the open eyes. Mu ripped Shiryu off.

After Shiryu's battle with Pegasus Seiya, the Cloth was damaged beyond self repair. Shiryu took his and Seiya's Cloths to Jamir, where Mu repaired his Cloth, increasing its endurance, reviving it from death, and slightly altering the design. While the general shape is the same, most everything seems to cover just a bit more of the body. The chest covers more, and the attacking gauntlet is thicker, and covers more of the arm. The shield arm also seems to cover more as well; and is even more enduring than before. The belt's buckle underwent a more drastic change, losing the detailed patterns, but gaining several hair-like protrusions. The biggest change is the addition of ankle/heel guards to both legs, the beginning of foot armor. While stronger, this Cloth could only hold up to so many Silver Saint fights before needing repair.

Third Cloth Form: Revived by Golden Blood
The shin guards and heel braces would have been handy running up Sanctuary...

Upon the fall of the corruption plaguing Sanctuary, the damage to the Bronze's Cloths were severe, the Cloths died. The remaining Gold Saints offered their blood to revive and repair the Bronze Cloths. When Shiryu burned his Cosmo to its maximum, his Cloth took on a golden sheen, and grew much more powerful. The Dragon Shield's legendary toughness grew even higher, as after he let it reach its golden form, even Chrysaor's Golden Spear couldn't pierce it. This design is less changed when compared to the prior change, with a majority of it simply being a refining of shape and coverage. The helmet, belt, gauntlets, chest, and knee pads all slightly change, with the right gauntlet and belt slimming down somewhat. The most significant change is that the heel armor expands upward, becoming leg armor. Despite significant improvements in strength, coverage, and even the ability to become golden, it still couldn't hold up to the attack of a God.

Fourth Cloth Form: Athena's Sacrifice
"Honestly, we're an almost all male group of warriors...Is it too much to ask for a crotch guard?"

Athena sacrificed her life to find Hades. Former Head of Sanctuary, Aries Shion used her blood not only to awaken her Cloth, but also to repair the Bronze Cloths. In addition to the usual increase in defensive abilities and increase in covered protection, it also granted them protection when they passed from Hell to the Elysium Fields. The Cloth also seems to have lost the ability to go golden when Shiryu burned his Cosmo to its maximum. Unlike the last change, this new form has a significant change to the visual appearance. The helmet becomes more slender, while the chest plate looks less like connected segments, and more like several layers of metal on top of one another. The right gauntlet's arm guard looks more like a dragon now, while the shield loses it's traditional cross-like pattern and gains a pattern more like the Sun in a hexagon. The belt gains several scale-like attachments that extend the protection further down the pelvis, while the leg, heel, and knee armor all merges into one piece; it even begins to cover the feet as well. While stronger, Thanatos proves too much for the Cloth, destroying it.

God Cloth Form: Infinite Cosmo?!
Dragon-God Cloth, or Dragon God-Cloth. Either way, God Cloth Dragon Shield makes him the Party Tank."

During the battle with Hypnos, Shiryu's Cosmo approached infinity, and his Cloth, which had shattered into dust, became affected by Athena's blood and evolved into something closer to the Gods' Kamui. It was immensely altered, with nearly full body covering, intricate designs all throughout the Cloth, and a bright golden gleam. The helmet significantly changed, providing much greater head protection when compared to past versions. The chestplate merged with the belt, meeting in the middle to fully cover the stomach with what looked like Dragon scales and extending further down to provide pelvic protection. The gauntlets expanded further up the arm, leaving only a little gap to allow for arm movement. His Dragon Shield would truly become among the greatest shields with a Cloth, second only to Athena's Aegis; the pattern became a circle within a triangle on top of another triangle, and surrounded by little triangles. The leg armor would expand further up, covering much of the thighs along with what was previously covered. With their newfound Cloths, Shiryu and Hyoga were able to defeat Hypnos by combining their attacks in one strike. Though Hades proved to be a greater opponent, severely damaging Shiryu's God Cloth, along with the others.

Classic Anime: More Blood Spilled Than Most Wars

Sanctuary Arc: The Eye Of The Tiger, And The Head Of The Dragon
The Dragon's greatest weapon...CG effects!

Properties

Special Abilities of Bronze Cloth of Dragon

The Dragon Bronze Cloth's special quality revolves around the Dragon Shield. Centuries of reinforcing by the water from Rozan's Great Waterfall had strengthened the Dragon Shield to make it the strongest shield of all of the Cloths. Even to Gold Saint attacks, it shows surprising defense for a Bronze Cloth. Each time the Cloth is remade, the Dragon Shield becomes even more powerful than before.

Techniques used by Dragon Saints

During Shiryu's career as a saint, he's learned many techniques relating to Dragons, and even a few Gold Saint attacks. Most of his techniques were taught to him by Roshi of Rozan's Goroho.

"Rozan Sho Ryu Ha"

The first/signature attack of the Bronze Dragon Saint Shiryu: "Rozan Sho Ryu Ha." It is a moderately basic uppercut that, if connects, knocks the opponent soaring into the air as an image of a dragon devours him. The power of this technique varies with the cosmo of the user. The technique was made famous by its training, to master it is to reverse the flow of Rozan's Great Waterfall. The technique does have one weakness, the left hand of the user will drop for a millisecond, leaving his heart unprotected. Only three people in the series have noted this: Shiryu's master, Libra Dohko, Bronze Saint Pegasus Seiya, and Gold Saint Capricorn Shura.

"Rozan Ryu Hi Sho"

"Rozan Ryu Hi Sho" is a straight-to-the-point attack where the user charges through his opponents with a single fist. Shiryu used it to plow through an army of dead saints when he attempted to reach Mu early in the series, and revives the technique wheen he takes on 3 spectre during the latter half of the Hades arc. The technique seems most useful on large numbers of enemies in close quarters.

"Rozan Kou Ryu Ha"

A kamikaze technique, "Kou Ryu Ha" is used as a last resort on a foe that can't be beaten otherwise. The attack has the user grasp it's victim from behind and use their cosmo to soar into the sky. Their energy makes it appear that a Dragon is flying towards the Heavens. Either the air friction from the flight, or the lack of air in space kills both the user and his foe. The "Kou Ryu Ha" is something that Dohko had strongly discouraged Shiryu from using, even going as far as putting a ban on its use.

"Excalibur"

The only attack that the Bronze Dragon Saint called Shiryu that was not Dragon related was called Excalibur. It was a technique Shiryu learned from Gold Saint Capricorn Shura after defeating him. Excalibur is not a literal sword, but the cosmo focused to an extreme, to act like a sharp blade. Although Shiryu's version of the sword was not as defined as Shura's (Shiryu's Excalibur lies only in his left arm, while Shura's can be unleashed from any point of his body), Shiryu later refined it enough to rival Shura's Excalibur.

"Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha"

The Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha is an ultimate Dragon technique, first used by Shiryu's master Libra Dohko. In the Hades saga, Shiryu learned the "Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha" directly from watching his master's battle. It is a technique that appears to be a combination of "Rozan Sho Ryu Ha" and "Rozan Ryu Hi Sho" -- Shiryu's cosmos erupts at its max, and he plows through the enemy with both arms and palms extended. 100 dragons march in the sky as the enemies are destroyed by this energy-based offensive attack.

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Cloths
Athena's Cloth
God Cloths God Pegasus  · God Dragon  · God Cygnus  · God Andromeda  · God Phoenix
Gold Cloths Aries  · Taurus  · Gemini  · Cancer  · Leo  · Virgo  · Libra  · Scorpio  · Ophiuchus  · Sagittarius  · Capricorn  · Aquarius  · Pisces
Silver Cloths Aquila  · Ophiuchus  · Lizard  · Hound  · Whale  · Centaurus  · Crow  · Cerberus  · Auriga  · Perseus  · Canis Major  · Hercules  · Musca (Fly)  · Sagitta  · Cepheus  · Lyra  · Crateris
Other Silver Cloths Altar  · Crane  · Tarantula  · Southern Cross  · Tateza  · Orion  · Pavo  · Lotus  · Triangle  · Delphinus  · Tucana  · Corona Borealis  · Lepus  · Cameleopardalis
Bronze Cloths Pegasus  · Dragon  · Unicorn  · Bear  · Andromeda  · Hydra  · Lionet  · Wolf  · Cygnus  · Phoenix · Chameleon · Caelum  · Sculptor
Other Bronze Cloths Aquila (Bronze)  · Orion (Bronze)  · Dorado  · Rangifer  · Columba  · Norma  · Lepus  · Sextant  · Lynx  · Indus  · Volans  · Eridanus  · Boötes  · Cassiopeia
Black Cloths Black Phoenix  · Black Pegasus  · Black Cygnus  · Black Andromeda  · Black Dragon
The Missing Four Cloths
Steel Cloths Sky  · Marine  · Land
Corona Cloths Berenice  · Lynx  · Carina
Other 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
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