The Sagitta Cloth is the Silver Cloth of the Saint Ptolemy in Saint Seiya, by the revived Saint Maya in Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris, and by an unknown Saint in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas. It is of the second class of the cloths that Athena's Saints wield, the Silver Cloths.
A Shot in the Dark
The Sagitta constellation was supposed to be the arrow that Hercules shot at the Aquila, who pecked out the liver of Prometheus, who gave man fire. After taking down the bird, he was able to free the Titan who was formerly the champion of mankind.
He's No Cupid
Ptolemy trained to be a Saint in Thebus, Egypt by an unknown master. The cloth was likely kept in Sanctuary until a Saint worthy of wearing it was found. He follows the orders of the Pope, and attacks Athena and the Bronzes outside Sanctuary. Using his Phantom Arrow attack, he distracts Seiya and the others, while he pierces Athena's chest with a golden arrow that nobody there can remove. Before this is revealed, however, Seiya mortally wounds him. He dies shortly after revealing this information.
The Sagitta Saint briefly appeared as a fallen Saint in The Lost Canvas. He was killed early on with two other Silvers, and they are brought back by Hades. They all fell by the hands of Gold Saints.
Special Abilities of Silver Cloth of Sagitta
The Sagitta Silver Cloth has a mighty Golden Arrow that is used in conjunction with an illusionary attack to increase the chances of striking a target. Once the arrow pierces the chest of the target, it digs its way into their body, towards their heart. The arrow can only be removed by the power of Athena making it one of the most deadly weapons to have.
Techniques used by Sagitta Saints
Between Ptolemy and Maya, two major techniques are used in the series.
- Phantom Arrow: An offensive, and illusionary, technique used by Ptolemy on Athena and the Bronzes Ptolemy strikes his fist forward, numerous false arrows shooting forward. This is just to disguise the Golden Arrow, which is among the fake arrows. It pierces the foe and slowly begins to burrow into them over a period of several hours, with only the power of Athena being able to remove it.
- Hunting Arrow Express: an offensive technique used by Maya in the first movie. Maya uses the technique to fire poisonous arrows at the foe, which can remove the five senses from the victim.