Ophiuchus Silver Cloth

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Ophiuchus Silver Cloth
Information
Cloth Rank

Silver Cloth

Constellation

Ophiuchus (Snake Bearer)

Saints

Shaina, Odysseus, 18th Century Ophiuchus Saint

Status

In Sanctuary

Versions

2

Sagas

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


The Ophiuchus Silver Cloth is the cloth of the Saint Shaina in Saint Seiya, Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, and Saint Seiya: Omega, and 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.

Contents

Cloth History

Gotta love those tree-swinging amazons in tights...er...what were we talking about?

Snake in the Grass

The Ophiuchus constellation can represent the healer Asclepius, who carried a rod with a snake wrapped around it. He was a gifted healer, who was struck down by Zeus, but raised into the heavens as the Ophiuchus in tribute.

Tsunderely Yours

Shaina 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. Shaina first appeared in volume 1 of the manga, as the master of Cassios, the rival of Seiya for the Pegasus Bronze Cloth. She attacks Seiya without her Cloth, and is unable to stop him in the end without it. After Seiya and co defeats the first wave of Silver Saints, Shaina is sent with several Silver Saints to take Seiya and his fellow Bronze Saints out, but is unable to bring herself to hurt him. She injures herself to protect him and recovers back in Sanctuary. During the fight with Sanctuary, she fails to prevent Cassios from sacrificing himself, but recovers Marin's unconscious body. During the Poseidon Arc, she fights off Mermaid Tethys and attempts to defeat Poseidon, but fails. She uses her body to shield Seiya, so he can attack without fear of himself being harmed. During the Hades Arc, she defends Sanctuary, and Seika, when Thanatos tries to kill her.

Previous War

The Cloth was seen briefly at a gathering of Saints in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, but has only rarely been seen since.

Two Teen Girls Protecting His Body...What Could Go Wrong?

In Next Dimension, Shaina appears before Marin and Hyoga, offering to protect Seiya with Marin so Hyoga can join Athena and the others in the past. This leaves two Silver Saints to protect Seiya vs an Angel. Her cloth appears to have been repaired (likely self repaired) since the damage it took in the Hades Arc.

Battle Armor-Swimsuit Edition

"...The Cloth Makers really didn't understand the concept of Armor, did they?"


This is the form the Ophiuchus Silver Cloth takes during the original Saint Seiya series. Shaina earned the cloth in Sanctuary, and it was first seen when Shaina ambushes Seiya in 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.

Properties

Special Abilities of Silver Cloth of Ophiuchus

The Ophiuchus 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 Ophiuchus Saints

Shaina uses one major technique during her various fights.

"Thunder Claw"

"Thunder Claw" is an offensive technique used by Shaina, primarily on Seiya. It is a fast strike that shocks the opponent as if it was made of lightning, appearing to be an electric cobra wrapping around the foe.

Appearances

References

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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