|Date of birth||September 18|
|Star||Divine Crime Star|
|Secret moves||Howling Inferno|
|Voiced by||Kiyoyuki Yanada (梁田 清之)
Masayuki Katō (The Lost Canvas)
Kurumada introduced Phlegyas in vol.24 of his manga. Phlegyas is the Spectre who guards the Dark Lake in the fourth prison. He usually freights people over, but he doesn't charge them as Acheron Charon did. Yet when the saints Gemini Kanon, Dragon Shiryu and Cygnus Hyoga arrived at the Dark Lake, he charged one thing, their dead bodies. The Saints sensed that he was more powerful than the previous Specters they had encountered. But as they were in a hurry the two Bronze saints attacked the Spectre, but Lycaon knocked them unconscious easily with his "Howling Inferno" technique. He explained to Kanon that he had been ordered to take their dead bodies to the prison for the most serious sinners. But the Gemini Saint pushed out Lycaon's raft were Hyoga and Shiryu lay on, the Specter did not understand why he would do such a pointless thing. Phlegyas did't realize Kanon doing this was actutated by a plan of using what Phlegyas' concerning to distract himself. Lycaon mocked him, but the Saint calmly said that he would get on the raft after the Spectre was dead. Lycaon charged towards Kanon with his "Howling Inferno", but Kanon did not retaliate and said that a technique does not work twice on a Saint. The Gemini Saint unleashed his "Galaxian explosion" technique, and killed Lycaon in an instant.
The Lost Canvas Edit
He is resurrected in the 18th century along all the 108 Demon Stars, and wreaks havoc in Tenma's birth village in Italy. He is engaged by Pegasus Tenma and finally killed after a bloody battle. Later he was resurrected by Hades.
Surplice, Star & NameEdit
- Lycaon Surplice
The Lycaon Surplice represents the mythical man Lycaon who was turned into a wolf by Zeus for trying to offer him human flesh, and Zeus destroyed the bronze age beings. It's anime appearance differs only from the original in small details and coloring.
Masami Kurumada named him after Phlegyas, the second ferryman of the underworld that appears in Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. In Greek Mythology, Phlegyas was the father of Coronis, a princess and one of Apollo's lovers. When Coronis was caught cheating on Apollo with a human prince, Apollo executed Coronis after learning about the affair from one of his pet crows. In a rage over his daughter's death, Phlegyas set Apollo's temple on fire. For this extreme act of rebellion against a god, Apollo flung Phlegyas into Hades to forever serve as the boatman of the river Phlegethon, the river of fire.
- The Celestial Crime Star 天罪星
The star originally comes from Ruan Xiaowu in the Water Margin story.
- Saint Seiya Vol. 24, by Masami Kurumada.
- Saint Seiya Official Encyclopedia
- Saint Seiya Meikai Hen: Inferno OVA Episode 5
|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|