The Saints are the soldiers of Athena's army, who always return when she reincarnates, known as the bringers of hope and destroyers of evil. They are divided in ranks: Bronze, Silver and Gold according to their mastery of Cosmo.
The Bronze Saints are the lowest rank of Athena's army, still initiates in the mysteries of Cosmo and work mostly as backup for the Silver Saints on their missions. The Silver Saints are middle rank soldiers, possessing advanced mastery of Cosmo and are the eyes and ears of the Sanctuary. Superiors to Bronze Saints, wielding tremendous physical strength and capable of moving at speeds that reach mach 2 to 5. They share with the Gold Saints the responsibility of training new Saints and undertake all kind of missions.
The Gold Saints are the twelve most powerful Saints of Athena. Every one of them has awakened their 7th sense, which allows them to attain the speed of light. Each Gold Saint is also assigned to a temple named after their corresponding zodiac signs to protect the Sanctuary. All Gold Saints seem to be similar physically and psychologically to those who appeared in the Modern Era, with the difference of Shion as the Aries Gold Saint. Shiori Teshirogi mentions that drawing the Gold Saints is one of her favorite parts in the manga as they are her favorite characters of the series.
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“Is America a land of God where saints abide for ever? Where golden fields spread fair and broad, where flows the crystal river? Certainly not flush with saints, and a good thing, too, for the saints sent buzzing into mans ken now are but poor- mouthed ecclesiastical film stars and cliché-shouting publicity agents.
Their little knowledge bringing them nearer to their ignorance,
Ignorance bringing them nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to God.”
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