|Constellation / star||
Terrestrial Darkness Star
From the Deep ShadowsEdit
As Hades had yet again been reborn, and a new Holy War was coming. The Specter Wyvern Rhadamanthys dispatched 17 Specters to keep tabs on the revived Gold Saints, that were to take the head of Athena. As the first guardian Aries Mu was paralyzed for a moment, three of the revived Gold Saints could go further into Athena's Sanctuary with the Specters following them. As they reached the Temple of Taurus which Taurus Aldebaran guarded, Niobe stepped forward and defeated Aldebaran with his Deep Fragrance but not before Aldebaran had used his "Great Horn" technique on him. Since he had defeated the saint in such a manner he decided to stay awhile. Aries Mu had then made his way to the Taurus Temple and found Aldebaran just standing there in his "Great Horn" technique position.
The true reason behind Aldebaran's defeat is that he was taken by surprise, because he was unable to detect Niobe in time, because he was deaf, after destroying his own eardrums in his battle against Siren Sorrento, in the Poseidon arc, in the Kurumada's manga.
The Real SpectersEditSuddenly the Gold Cloth disembled and in its place stood Niobe, boasting that it was he who had killed him. He was now the first real Specter that had revealed himself, and he wanted to defeat another Saint. He utilised his "Deep Fragrance" yet again, this time on Mu. Who unprepared for it staggered some bit, but suddenly disappeared in the smoke of the attack. Niobe, thinking the Gold Saints were a joke approached the Saint's location. Suddenly he found a wall of what he called ice in the room, and as the Mu's appearance became noted, the wall exploded which made Niobe fall backwards. The Aries Saint then turned around and continued to run out of the temple, leaving the confused Niobe behind. He asked were he was going, to which Mu replied that there was no point in fighting a man that was already dead. The Specter was confused, but then Mu said that before Niobe had killed Aldebaran he had used Great Horn which had shattered his body to pieces. Niobe couldn't believe what he was hearing, but suddenly his body was split to pieces.
Surplice, Star & NameEdit
- Deep Surplice
The Deep surplice is based on the Deep Ones, creatures in the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.
- Terrestrial Darkness Star (地暗星)
The Darkness star originally comes from the character Yang Lin, from the Water Margin story.
The name Niobe comes from the Greek myth about the queen, Niobe, who had 14 children. Furious that people did not worship her, she boasted that she was better than the Titan goddess Leto because she had more children, so Apollo and Artemis, Leto's twin children, shot Niobe's children down to avenge their mother's honor. Learning of the children's deaths, Niobe's husband, Amphion, committed suicide and Niobe herself, weeping, was turned to stone by the gods.
- Saint Seiya Vol. 19, by Masami Kurumada.
- Saint Seiya Official Encyclopedia
|Celestial Star Specters||Acheron Charon • Alraune Queen • Balron Lune • Basilisk Sylphid • Behemoth Violate • Bennu Kagaho • Deadly Beetle Stand • Dryad Luco • Garuda Aiacos • Genbu Gregor • Golem Rock • Griffon Minos • Hanuman Tokusa • Harpy Valentine • Lycaon Phlegyas • Mandrake Fyodor • Mephistopheles Yōma • Minotauros Gordon • Nasu Veronica • Necromancer Byaku • Sphinx Pharaoh • Troll Ivan • Wyvern Rhadamanthys|
|Terrestrial Star Specters||Bat Wimber • Cait Sith Cheshire • Cyclops Gigant • Deep Niobe • Dullahan Cube • Elf Mills • Frog Zelos • Gorgon Ox • Papillon Myu • Sylph Edward • Worm Raimi|
|Deities||Hades • Hypnos • Thanatos|
|Other characters||Cerberus • Lyra Orphée • Owl Partita • Pandora|
|Other||Skeletons • Skeleton Markino|