Gorgon Ochs (地走星 ゴーゴンのオクス, Chisōsei Gōgon no Okusu) is a Specter who was sent among the 17 Specters infiltrating Athena's Sanctuary, to keep tabs on the revived Gold Saints. Takes his power from the Terrestrial Race Star.
During the invasion, the revived Gold Saints feigned their defeat in an attack from Virgo Shaka. In the confusion. Shura killed Ochs and took his Surplice as a disguise, as the horned Gorgon Surplice covered most of the body of the Capricorn Saint.
Ochs' dead body was later found by the four Bronze Saints. Shiryu noticed he had cutting wounds, suspecting he was victim of a familiar technique, the "Excalibur".
Shura used the Gorgon Surplice to reach Leo Temple, guarded by Aiolia, who sensed the familiar cosmo of the three revived Gold Saints, but was bound by Worm Raimi and forced to let some Specters cross the Temple. When the three revived Gold Saints reached the Virgo Temple, Shaka used his power to destroy the Surplices, revealing the true identity of the impostors.
He was part of Wyvern Radamanthys' troops.
Surplice, Star and NameEdit
- Gorgon Surplice
Ochs' Surplice is based on the mythological Gorgon, a terrifying female creature. It derives from the Greek word gorgós, which means "dreadful." While descriptions of Gorgons vary across Greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters who had hair of living, venomous snakes, and a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld it to stone. Mythology holds that the three original sisters were once normal women, who had been changed into monsters after the defilement of Athena's temple. Traditionally, while two of the Gorgons were immortal, Stheno and Euryale, their sister Medusa was not, and was slain by the mythical hero Perseus. In Ovid's Aeneid, the hero Aeneas encounters the ghost of Medusa when he first enters the underworld.
- Terrestrial Race Star
From the Water Margin story, his star originates from the character Li Gun.