Lyra Silver Cloth
- Cloth: Silver Cloth
- Constellation: Lyra (Harp/Lyre)
- Saints: Orphée, Orpheus, Unknown
- Status: Damaged
- Versions: 2
- Sagas: Hades (arc), Movie 1: Evil Goddess Eris, The Lost Canvas
The Lyra Silver Cloth is the cloth of the Saint Orphée in Saint Seiya, by the revived Saint Orpheus in Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris, 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.
The Lyre constellation was named for the musician Orpheus, who went to the underworld and touched Hades' heart, but failed to save his love, Eurydice. He was eventually killed, and his Lyre was placed in the sky as a constellation.
Ladies Love the Lyre
Orphée is said to have been trained in Sanctuary, by an unknown master. The cloth was likely kept in Sanctuary until a Saint worthy of wearing it was found. He abandoned Athena years prior to the series in order to stay with his lover, Eurydice, who's soul was trapped in Hell, due to Sphinx Pharaoh's deception. Much of his story is the same as the mythological Orpheus, except for the parts involving the Specters. He betrays Hades and kills Pharaoh, helping Seiya and Shun get to Hades. He fails to kill Hades, and instead sacrifices himself to attempt to kill Rhadamanyths, but dies in vain, the Judge surviving the attempt.
Movie: Eris Is No Exception
Before appearing in the manga, the Lyra Silver Cloth appeared, albeit in a modified form, in the first Saint Seiya movie, Evil Goddess Eris. Orpheus was a revived Saint (aka a Ghost Saint), and was given this version of the Cloth. In the end, it was damaged and left behind, the ghost having been beaten.
Original Manga: Greater than a Gold Saint?!
This is the form the Lyra Silver Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series. Orphée is said to have earned the Cloth in Sanctuary, and it was first seen when Orphée interrupted Sphinx Pharaoh from attacking Seiya and Shun in volume 23. Like most Silver Cloth's original forms, it covers a decent amount of the body, between Bronze Cloths and Gold Cloths, though it leans towards Gold Cloth level coverage. The cloth has a Silver Lyre as a weapon, that can be used offensively and defensively. The Cloth was last seen as Seiya mortally wounded Orphée while trying to kill Wyvern Rhadamanthys.
Special Abilities of Silver Cloth of Lyra
The Lyra Silver Cloth has a Silver Lyre as a weapon, which can be used to play a number of songs, which can cause pain, cut the foe, or even put them to sleep. It's weakness is that most songs use the G-String frequently, so cutting it leaves the Silver Lyre disabled, but it can be overcome by holding the string straight with your teeth.
Techniques used by Lyra Saints
"Stringer Nocturne" is an offensive technique used by Orphée on Pharaoh, Seiya, and Shun. Orphée plays a specific song on his Lyre, and his cosmo reaches out, striking the foe at various points like music traveling in the air.
"Stringer Finé" is an offensive technique used by Orphée on Hades. Orphée plays a specific song on his Lyre, and the strings of the Lyre reach out, wrapping around a foe. They cut the foe to shreds, in quite a grizzly, effective manner.
"Death-Trip Serenade" is a defensive technique used by Orphée on Hades, the three Judges, and Pandora. Orphée plays a specific song on his Lyre, while singing a peaceful song. This causes those who are listening to fall asleep, but some seem to be immune to its effects.