Gemini Gold Cloth

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"The fact you're not seeing my face means either I'm the main villain or I'm somebody's father/brother/cousin..."
Gemini Gold Cloth
Information
Cloth

Gold Cloth

Constellation

Gemini (Twins)

Saints

Saga, Kanon, Aspros, Defteros, Cain, Abel, Paradox

Status

Unknown

Versions

1

Sagas

Sanctuary (arc), Hades (arc), Episode G, The Lost Canvas, Next Dimension, Omega


The Gemini Gold Cloth is the Cloth of the Saints Saga and Kanon in Saint Seiya (Saga was still disguised as the Pope in Saint Seiya: Episode G), Aspros and Defteros in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Cain and Abel in Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, and Paradox in Saint Seiya: Omega. It is of the highest class of the Cloths that Athena's Saints wield, the Gold Cloths.

Contents

Cloth History

Mythology: Gemini, Two Fathers?!

The Gemini constellation was based on the twins Castor and Pollux, who were born from Leda, but one was fathered by Zeus and another by Tyndareus. When Castor, mortal, died, Pollux asked to share their immortality, so they wouldn't be separated. Zeus granted his wish by placing them in the sky as a constellation.

Classic: Gemini- One Is Always Evil

Saga and Kanon trained to be Saints in Sanctuary, years before the birth of the modern Athena, by an unknown master. The Cloth was likely kept in Sanctuary until a Saint worthy of wearing it was found. Saga was chosen as the main Saint and Kanon as his backup, but Saga sealed Kanon in the Stone Prison at Cape Sunion for trying to convince Saga to kill the infant Athena and the Pope. Despite this, Kanon's words influenced Saga, and he killed the Pope, taking his place. He almost killed Athena, but Sagittarius Aiolos saved Athena and escaped with her. Saga branded Aiolos as a traitor under the guise of the Pope, and Aiolos was killed by Capricorn Shura, but not before being able to pass SaoriAthena]] on to Mitsumasa Kido.

While Saga ruled as the Pope, Kanon escaped from the prison with some help from the infant Athena. He had found Poseidon's Trident and went to Poseidon's Temple, awakening Poseidon's soul. Convincing Poseidon that he was Sea Dragon, Kanon planned to use Poseidon for his own ambitions when the time was right. Saga's good side managed to make a good public face for the Pope, but Athena's return only would add to growing suspicions. After numerous failed attacks, Sagitta Ptolemy struck Athena with a Golden Arrow, leaving her 12 hours to live. Saga failed to stop the Saints in the Temple of the Gemini, and was even foiled in the Pope's Chambers. Pegasus Seiya used the Aegis to both save Athena, and purge the evil from Saga. Begging Athena's forgiveness, he killed himself in the Pope's Chambers, wanting to die as a Saint of Athena.

Kanon used this time to prepare well, becoming Sea Dragon Kanon. The Gemini Gold Cloth waited in Sanctuary while Kanon's plans were foiled and he learned the truth about what saved him. He risked his life to protect Athena, and she sealed away Poseidon's soul. Kanon was allowed to return to Sanctuary as a Gold Saint by Athena during the Hades arc, despite reservations from Scorpio Milo. Saga returned with the Specters to attack Sanctuary in an attempt to bring Athena to the underworld and awaken her Cloth, and initially, Kanon fought him off from a distance using the same method Saga did back in the Sanctuary days. Saga disappeared after returning without Athena's body, while Kanon lead Dragon Shiryu and Cygnus Hyoga through Hell. Saga returned one last time to combine his powers with the rest of the Gold Saints, dying once more in the process in order to open the Wall of Lamentations. Kanon returned his Cloth to Saga before facing off against Wyvern Rhadamanthys one last time. He died by destroying his body and Rhadamanthys' body with his Galaxian Explosion.

Episode G: I'm Not Crazy, a God Made Me Do It!

In Saint Seiya: Episode G, it is revealed that some sort of god being made Saga attempt to murder Athena and therefore, have Aiolos killed. Whether this was what also lead him to kill the Pope or not is not entirely clear. It seemed to be the machinations of those seeking to free Cronus and his weapon.

LC/ND: Previous War

Aspros was the Guardian of the House of the Twins in The Lost Canvas, and was executed for treason, in plotting both the theft of Athena's Cloth, and her murder. He would return to life as a Specter, and eventually meet his brother, Defteros, who took over as the Gemini Saint. Defteros had trained Tenma some, and fell as the Gemini Saint fighting his brother. Aspros returned to the role of Gemini Saint after that, having joined his body with Defteros. He defeated Youma permanently, before returning to the land of the dead.

During Next Dimension, Garuda Suikyo encountered a Gemini Saint attacking Shun and Tenma in the House of the Twins. He revealed himself to be Gemini Abel, the guardian of the Temple of the Gemini. During the battle, a second Gemini Saint, appearing to also wear a Gemini Gold Cloth as well, revealed himself to be Gemini Cain. The goodly Cain proved to be more powerful than his "brother", but Abel returned, using his own illusion attack on Suikyo. The two brothers, almost seeming to share one body with two distinct minds, argue, Abel trying to corrupt Cain, claiming he tries to give his brother his heart's desire. Abel used his "Genrō Maō Ken" on Suikyo, potentially to see him assassinate Athena. Phoenix Ikki arrives and is able to prove his story of having fought a Gemini Saint before. Cain tells Ikki of the curse of the Gemini Saints by the gods.

Cloth Design: The Cloth With Two Identities

Classic Manga: Bipolar Pope Blues

"People always did call me "Two-faced"..."


This is the form the Gemini Gold Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series' manga. Saga and Kanon earned the cloth in Sanctuary, and it was first seen when the Bronze Saints arrived at the Temple of the Gemini during their assault on Sanctuary. Like most Gold Cloth's original forms, it covers most of the body in a golden armor. The wearer can use his cosmo to control the Cloth from other parts of Sanctuary, and put up an illusion, while they fight the empty Gold Cloth, thinking a Saint is in it. The Cloth also seems to emit two distinct cosmo, one of light, and one of darkness. Like most of Kurumada's designs, the Gemini Gold Cloth has a large amount of detail, with depth to the metal, engraved patterns, and the appearance of shine. The Cloth was last seen in Hades, not among the five Gold Cloths send to Elyseum by Poseidon.

Classic Anime: Inspiration for Captain Aizen

"When were you under the impression...that I wasn't the Pope?"


This is the form the Gemini Gold Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series' anime. Saga and Kanon earned the cloth in Sanctuary, and it was first seen when the Bronze Saints arrived at the Temple of the Gemini during their assault on Sanctuary. Like most Gold Cloth's original forms, it covers most of the body in a golden armor. The wearer can use his cosmo to control the Cloth from other parts of Sanctuary, and put up an illusion, while they fight the empty Gold Cloth, thinking a Saint is in it. The Cloth also seems to emit two distinct cosmo, one of light, and one of darkness. As expected of the anime adaptation, details were reduced from the manga designs to allow for easier, cheaper animation. The Cloth was last seen in Hades, not among the five Gold Cloths send to Elyseum by Poseidon.

Episode G: He Looks So Innocent For a Murderer

Hobbies include Mountain Climbing, murdering people, assuming power...


This is the form the Gemini Gold Cloth takes during Saint Seiya: Episode G. Saga earned the cloth in Sanctuary, though it is not seen for some time due to Saga hiding his identity. Like most Gold Cloth's original forms, it covers most of the body in a golden armor. The wearer can use his cosmo to control the Cloth from other parts of Sanctuary, and put up an illusion, while they fight the empty Gold Cloth, thinking a Saint is in it. The Cloth also seems to emit two distinct cosmo, one of light, and one of darkness. The Gemini Gold Cloth is no exception to the rule of Episode G designs being highly detailed, adding to what the original designs did.

Lost Canvas Manga: Why Is One Twin Always Evil?

"I take pride in being Number Two...wait, why are all of you laughing?"


This is the form the Gemini Gold Cloth takes during Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas' manga. Aspros and Defteros earned the cloth in Sanctuary, and it first appeared early in the manga, during a group shot of Gold Saints. Like most Gold Cloth's original forms, it covers most of the body in a golden armor. The wearer can use his cosmo to control the Cloth from other parts of Sanctuary, and put up an illusion, while they fight the empty Gold Cloth, thinking a Saint is in it. The Cloth also seems to emit two distinct cosmo, one of light, and one of darkness. This design, like most Lost Canvas designs, is detailed at a similar, though lesser, level to the original design. The Cloth was last seen as Aspros fought Youma at The Lost Canvas.

Next Dimension: Dual Insanity

...Are there two of these guys, or is everyone crazy?


This is the form the Gemini Gold Cloth takes during Saint Seiya: Next Dimension. Cain and Abel, the Gemini Saints of the 1700s, earned the cloth sometime before the start of the series, and it was first seen when Tenma and Shun tried to pass through the Temple of the Gemini. Like most Gold Cloth's original forms, it covers most of the body in a golden armor. The wearer can use his cosmo to control the Cloth from other parts of Sanctuary, and put up an illusion, while they fight the empty Gold Cloth, thinking a Saint is in it. The Cloth also seems to emit two distinct cosmo, one of light, and one of darkness. The design stays mostly consistent with the original series' design, but in color. The Cloth was last seen the Temple of the Gemini, after Abel sent Suikyo ahead to kill.

Properties

Special Abilities of Gold Cloth of Gemini

The Gemini Gold Cloth has two cosmo, one of light, and one of darkness. It has the unique ability to be controlled, and to turn the Temple of the Gemini into an almost inescapable labyrinth.

Techniques used by Gemini Saints

Between Saga, Kanon, Aspros, Defteros, Abel, and Cain, four major attacks were shown for the Gemini Saints during their battles in the various series.

"Galaxian Explosion"

"Galaxian Explosion" is an offensive technique used by the Gemini Gold Saints. The attack is the release of a large amount of energy into an wave of destruction, from the palms. It moves at the speed of light, like most Gold Saint techniques, and is very powerful, appearing as a galaxy exploding. The move is claimed to be powerful enough to destroy the stars and the planets in the Milky Way, and was used by Saga to atomize Ikki, and by Kanon to destroy himself and Rhadamanthys.

"Another Dimension"

"Another Dimension" is a move that bends space and time to open an alternate dimension, where the opponent is sent. Once inside, one is trapped unless the user lets them out, or they are distracted, and forced to stop the technique. The dimension is connected to the user, even if that connection is light-years from the victim of the attacker. This attack was used by Saga on Hyoga and Shun while they tried to escape the Temple of the Gemini.

"Genrō Maō Ken"

"Genrō Maō Ken" or "Phantom Demon Emperor Attack" is a move that attacks the victim's psyche, and weakens their minds, while it can be used to brainwash them, and make them do the user's bidding. This was used by Saga on Ikki to make him kill Seiya, but he was able to regain control before doing it, due to Saga making him stab his own arm.

"Black Eruption"

"Black Eruption" is a move created by Defteros, in his attempt to overcome his past weakness, and to become a demon. Defteros summons lava to his location, and slams his hand into the ground, causing the lava to erupt into the air, showing control of the lava much like he did with the volcano found on Kanon Island.

Notes & Trivia

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:

Ara  · 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

Other Bronze Cloths:

Caelum  · Sculptor  · Aquila (Bronze)  · Orion (Bronze)  · Dorado  · Rangifer  · Columba  · Norma  · Lepus  · Sextant  · Lynx  · Indus  · Volans  · Eridanus  · Boötes  · Cassiopeia

The Missing Four Cloths

Black Cloths:

Black Phoenix  · Black Pegasus  · Black Cygnus  · Black Andromeda  · Black Dragon

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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