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[The following is the translation of the "Fighting Ability" in Saint Seiya Encyclopedia. It has a description and a 5 point scale for types of 'Waza'. Not all the characters have this column, only the prominent characters have it. Again, people should interpret what these numbers mean to them, but obviously, Shion the only character to have a 5 for all the scales says something, doesn't it? :) Another interesting thing to see is Saga is a little better in the scales than Kanon. :) Only the words in the brackets [] are my comments. ]

Fighting Ability

Punch - hitting Skills by the arm
Kick - hitting Skills by the leg
Throw - throw Skills
Tool - accessories usage Skills
Heart - Skills that damage the mind

Name   : Seiya
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw   : 4
Tool      : 2
Heart    : 3
Descripition : Moving at high speed, he's good at launching out lots of punches. Some times he uses throw Skills, ejecting with all his hot fighting spirit, fighting is what he is built for.

Name   : Shiryu
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 4
Heart   : 2
Description : Because he keeps fighting to go beyond his own limitations, he gets seriously wounded alot, like blindness, losing lots of blood. But, that gives him chances to raise his Cosmo, to keep defeating powerful enemies.

Name   : Hyoga
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 2
Description : He uses Skills of ice. Because he was taught directly by Gold Saint Camus, his ability among the Bronze Saints stands out.

Name   : Shun
Punch   : 2
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 4
Description : With his Nebula Chain, he can deal with any situation. As a Saint, because he has a powerful Cosmo, even if he loses his chains, he has enough strength to continue to fight.

Name   : Ikki
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 4
Heart   : 4
Description : Though he is a Bronze Saint, because he has overwhelming fighting ability, his flapping of the Phoenix wings has ended many fights. And he is well versed in attacking the opponent's mind.

Name   : Marin
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 5
Throw   : 2
Tool      : 1
Heart    : 2
Description : She's good at moving at high speed to fight. She is not as strong as a man but she makes it up with strategy and the accuracy of her Skills. She sees right through the opponent's tender spots in an instant, and uses effective kicking finish blows.

Name   : Shaina
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 1
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 2
Description : She uses her sharp, keen, edged claws as weapons. With her claws like posion fangs, at fast Mach speed, she effectively drives into the opponent's pain spots. Because she's female, she fights fast and light.

Name   : Daidaros
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 4
Heart   : 4
Description : He doesn't concentrate on one kind of attack method. He uses good techniques to nullify all attacks. He knows well how to manipulate weapons of other Cloths, that his own Cloth doesn't have.
[In the manga, his Cloth has no chains and a totally different design than the anime.]

Name   : Orphee
Punch   : 3
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 4
Description : He doesn't use martial arts, but his lyre to attack. By freely manipulating his lyre's strings, he can stop the movement of opponents and by playing his music, he can do damage to them. The musical Skill that lures opponents to fall alseep is said to work on gods, too.

Name   : Mu
Punch   : 3
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 3
Heart   : 5
Description : Though he has the reputation of being the most powerful of all the Saints, his ability have been veiled in mystery. Because he weaves his pyschokinesis, learned from Shion, into his Skills, he has an unique way of fighting unseen by others.
[Remeber, I am just translating, I am not putting words in here because I am fan of Mu. :)]

Name   : Aldebaran
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 3
Description : Just the nickname,"Gold Wild Bull", it's easy to see how powerful he is. Though he has a large body, he has a brillant quickness that doesn't go with it. He uses punch Skills that like the 'Iai' sword technique.

Name   : Death Mask
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 5
Description : He uses a Skill that attacks directly into the soul of the opponent, sending them to the opening of the underworld. Even just with his own body, he is a Saint who has a peculiar ability to come and go freely between that opening of hell and this world.

Name   : Saga
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 5
Description : Among the Gold Saints, his fighting ability is distingushed, because he doesn't just have physical attacks which has a great destructive power but he also uses mental attacks that controls the opponent's mind.

Name   : Aiolia
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 1
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 2
Description : He uses the way of fighting of the Saints which is said to be the most powerful, passed down from ancient times. He concentrates his attacks using punches, his light speed punches reaches the ultimate which makes it, the most fatal of an attack.

Name   : Shaka
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 5
Description : Among Gold Saint, he is said to be the man closest to god. With a high Cosmo, his Skills are beyond the usual concepts of the Saint, having horrible destructive power.

Name   : Dohko
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 5
Throw  : 4
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 5
Description : After surviving the previous Holy War, and recieved the Misopetha-Menos from the Previous Athena, his ability has half being wrapped in legend. But, in the fight against Hades, along with being revived, he shows his true power.

Name   : Milo
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 3
Heart   : 5
Desciption : His punches are extremely accurate, he drives his finger tips effectly into the opponent. The crimsion needles that directly attacks the nervous system gives the opponent acute pain like the scorpion's posion.

Name   : Aiolos
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 5
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 2
Description : Ranked along the lines with Saga, just considering he was going to be the next Pope, we can see how good his techniques of a Saint are but also his character. His Finish Blows are still mysterious.

Name   : Shura
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 5
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 1
Description : Not just his powerful cutting hands[Shutou] that can easily slice the Cloth, but he can use the momentum of the opponents Skill to kick them flying away, a Gold Saint that has a very good fighting sense.

Name   : Camus
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 5
Description : A Saint who uses Cold Power[Touki] by the Skills of ice. He always considers situations calmly and with composure, he uses the best tactics to fight.

Name   : Aphrodite
Punch   : 3
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 5
Description : Red roses that takes away the 5 senses, black roses that can destroy anything, and white roses that will suck all the blood of the opponent dry, he fights with the characteristic of specializing the roses with his Cosmo.

Name   : Shion
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 5
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 5
Description : Just the fact that he surivied the previous Holy War which was considered the most trying, says that his refinement of his Skills as a Saint is perfect. If it wasn't for his failing age, he probably would never have been defeated by Saga.

Name   : Baiane
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 4
Tool     : 3
Heart   : 3
Description : He is freely able to manipulate air currents, can send the opponent flying away by his breath alone, and make a wall of air. With his individual tactics in defending the opponent's attack, he is praised by the other generals to have a god-like Skill.

Name   : Solent
Punch   : 2
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 4
Description : He does not use martial arts or weapons at all, with his excellent music sense, he uses his music from his flute to attack. His notes can be heard directly in the brain, giving serious damage to the opponent.

Name   : Krishna
Punch   : 3
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 2
Description : He's good at attacking with the lance, giving great damage to the opponent. Also, even if he loses his lance, by releasing his Chakra, he create an invisable wall, his fighting ability does not weaken in the slightest.

Name   : Io
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 4
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 4
Description : Among the 7 Generals, he can launch varied Skills mimicing 5 beasts and one insect, spread over his tall statured body. He can use the proper tactics to match the opponent.

Name   : Kasa
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 5
Description : Among the 7 Generals, he is most dangerous to deal with, not because of his ability but because he would choose to do anything to ensure victory. The one blow struck when the opponent is tricked, is fatal and infallible.

Name   : Issac
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 2
Description : Being a higher pupil than Hyoga, Issac uses Skills that that has higher Cold Power than Hyoga. When he was training, he already had a capable ability at the class of a Saint.

Name   : Kanon
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 4
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 5
Description : Like his big brother Saga, he is good at Skills that freely manipulate space and people's hearts. He also has tricks that twist dimensions and sent opponents to alternate dimensons.

Name   : Tetis
Punch   : 3
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 2
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 2
Description : Because she's usually active in intelligence, she fostered a swift speed that can toss opponents but she mainly goes around the world as Poseidon's messenger, that is why she doesn't have a high battle ability as a Marina.

Name   : Rhadamanthus
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 5
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 1
Heart   : 1
Description : His one blow launched by his right punch can even blow away Gold Saints. With overwhelming power, only he of the Three Mangnates, can knock down opponents without allowing for a counter attack .

Name   : Minos
Punch   : 4
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 5
Description : Rather than exchanging punches, he is good at defeating opponents because he is a strong psychic. And, his destructive ability can smash the ice wall created by Hyoga with one punch.

Name   : Aeacus
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 2
Throw  : 5
Tool     : 2
Heart   : 5
Description : He would use his attacks from his punches to contain the opponent but, instead of that kind of hitting Skills, he seems to use a lot of throwing Skillings that take advantage of his own strong-built upper body which is like a spring.

Name   : Hypnos
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 3
Throw  : 4
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 5
Description : He takes away the sense of pain from the opponent, and entice that opponent to fall into a deep sleep by weakening the will. Once, they fall asleep, they can't wake again. And his ability as a fighter is high.

Name   : Thanatos
Punch   : 5
Kick     : 5
Throw  : 3
Tool     : 5
Heart   : 5
Description : He uses Skills that tear the opponents body into pieces, so fast that it is said to be a quick-death. The illusions shown to the opponent by that Skill destroys the mind and disable the opponent instantly.

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