Ophiuchus Silver Cloth
|Ophiuchus Silver Cloth|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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" 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.
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 024: Fight! For Athena"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 026: Leo Aiolia's Challenge"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 027: Clash! The Gold Cloth"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 050: The Gold-hued Bronze Cloth"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 059: Gemini Returns!"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 060: Athena's Prayers Reverberate!"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 061: Discord! The Two Souls"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 062: The Mystery of the Sea Lord's Resurrection"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 067: Resurrection! Hades' 108 Evil Stars"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 068: Lamentation! Tears of Blood"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 097: Union! Gold Cloths"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 102: Thanatos and Hypnos"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 103: That Person is Seika!"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 104: Union! Bronze Saints"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 106: The Legendary God Cloths!"
- Saint Seiya – "Chapter 109: To a World Overflowing with light..!"
- Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – "Part 33: Deadly Battle in the Gemini Temple"
- Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – "Part 54: Demonic Temple"
- Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – "Part 56: My Friend"
- Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – "Special Episode I: The vow of the goddess"
- Saint Seiya: Next Dimension – "Part 79: The Arrow of Sagittarius"