Profile and StatsEdit
Name: Libra Shiryu
Origin: Saint Seiya
Alias: Libra Saint, Former Dragon Saint
Classification: Human, Gold Saint, Legendary Saint, Saint of Athena
Shiryu is a lean, muscular man of average height with a slightly tan skin tone, blue-colored eyes, and long, black hair that falls down to his waist. Whenever he doesn't wear his cloth, he wears a light-purple Chinese dress and black Chinese shoes, with the addition of white bandages on his upper arms.
One of Shiryu's most distinguishing traits is the large, tattoo-like image of a green and white dragon on his back that appears whenever his raises his Cosmo to it's maximum limits. Whenever his life is in danger, the tattoo-like image begins to fade away—once it completely vanishes, it is a sign that Shiryu's Cosmo is nearing zero, or Shiryu himself is nearing death.
Among the five Legendary Bronze Saints, Shiryu is known as the calmest and most mature for a young man of his age. He is also a wise and powerful Saint, almost as strong as Ikki in power, as he has won several battles without his Cloth in the past.
Beneath that exterior is a noble soul, with a strong sense of honor, always known for being willing to sacrifice for his friends and family, evening willing to show them a great gratitude and loyalty towards those around him. He prefers to fight fair and square and dislikes dishonorable measures, but can be a bit stubborn when it comes to his son's well-being.
Shiryu is the only Legendary Saint who removes his Cloth the most in order reach the full extent of his Cosmo, risking his life for the sake of victory against his opponent.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Water Manipulation: As a Saint of Water, Shiryu can create, shape, and control the element of water.
Master Martial Artist:
Expert Weapons Specialist:
Immense Speed and Reflexes:
Tremendous Cosmo Power: As one of the Legendary Saints since the 20th Century, Shiryu alone boasts very powerful Cosmo, far surpassing that of multiple Gold Saints, and by his claim, maybe on par with Seiya's and Ikki's. This was proven as he easily fought on par with Rhea, a Class 2-Pallasite until he was fooled and knocked out; he held his own against Holy Sword Hyperion for a short amount of time despite being outclassed. Like all Gold Saints, Shiryu's Cosmo is golden-yellow in color.
Rozan Sho Ryu Ha (Rozan Rising Dragon): Shiryu intensifies his cosmos and gives an upward blow be it punch or kick. The upward release of energy is comparable to the image of a majestic dragon rising towards the sky. A breath and drag violently hitting the opponent rose into the air with the image of a dragon devouring the opponent; Sometimes the attack is not completely vertical as when it slightly rotates around it's prey.
Unlike the techniques of the other Bronze Saints, however, Shiryu's Rozan Sho Ryu Ha does have one weakness—while performing the move, his heart will be left open for a millisecond. Only three people in the series have noted this: his master Libra Dohko, Bronze Saint Pegasus Seiya, and Gold Saint Capricorn Shura. When fighting Shura, Shiryu used this weakness as a decoy to lure Shura to hew his heart, then Shiryu was able to hurt Shura successfully.
Excalibur: Excalibur is a deadly Cosmo attack focused with precise sharpness on Shiryu's right arm. This technique is a very sharp blast, composed of extreme Cosmo concentration and released by his arm movement. Even though Shiryu had been afflicted with the brand of darkness in the era of Omega, this keepsake weapon still retains its legendary cutting power. In fact, Shiryu himself inherited this technique from the former Capricorn Gold Saint, Shura.
Rozan Hyaku Ryu Ha (Rozan Hundred Dragons): Shiryu is able to perform this technique much like his son, Dragon Ryuho despite it being known as the signature technique of the Libra Saints. By extending his arms forward, Shiryu unleashes a swarm of 100 Golden Dragons that rush towards the enemy through the air to devour his opponent.
- Earth Cosmo
Libra Cloth Stone: One of the 12 Gold Cloths worn by Athena's Gold Saints and are the strongest Cloths born in sunlight; he inherited this Cloth from his former master, the previous Libra Gold Saint Dohko. The Cloth consists of only golden armored platting that covers most of his body with an emerald at his chestpiece, as well as a golden headpiece on his forehead. He also wears a shield around his right arm similar to the Dragon Cloth's shield, bearing the same design and shape. A unique trait with this Cloth is that it features twelve weapons, each of the weapons being a pair.