|“||Although it was in the name of justice, we have beaten and injured many people using violence. If there is a penalty for that I will accept it. But... is there someone in this world that can live without committing a single crime? I can not believe it! Even people with the purest hearts must kill animals and plants to live. They do it because they have no other choice. If you say that all humans commit crimes, then... is the simple fact of living is a crime? What do you think? Answer me!||„|
|~ Andromeda Shun|
Andromeda Shun (アンドロメダ星座（アンドロメダ）の瞬, Andoromeda Seiza no Shun), also known as Shun, literally meaning 'twinkle, instant', is one of the Bronze Saints. He is arguably one of the strongest characters in the series, although his gentle disposition and kind nature tend to hold him back from using his full power, until he is forced to do so. Shun is also the younger brother of Phoenix Ikki, a fellow bronze saint. Shun is the Purest soul and Chosen One. Whether he is reincarnation of previous vessel in unknown, but Tenma in Next Dimension implied Shun is similar to Alone.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-C | Low 6-B | At least 3-C, Low 2-C when using his full power | At least 3-C, Low 2-C when using his full power | Low 2-C
Name: Andromeda Shun
Origin: Saint Seiya
Age: 13 - 17 years old
Classification: Human, Bronze Saint, Athena's Saint, Vessel of Hades' soul
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Matter Manipulation and Soul Manipulation (Atomic destruction, The cloth armor of the saints it endowed with the power of Cosmo. Their every attack is also imbued with the power Cosmo which not only destroys atoms, but also harms the soul), Energy Manipulation, Aura, and Heat Manipulation (Upon powering up their Cosmo they cause the area around them to burn up with intense heat, and their attacks are also imbued with heat), Extrasensory Perception (By virtue of the 6th sense), Enhanced Senses (They are capable of tracking events taking place over a large distance including other realms. Can also hear bones breaking from a distance away. In addition, the Saints also have an additional sense known as the 6th sense), Reactive Power Level (The skills of the Saints continues to improve throughout their fights, and they continue to get stronger every time they get knocked down), Adaptability and Reactive Evolution (Can analyze and comprehend the components of an enemy's attack after seeing it once, and adapt to it), Telepathy, Pressure Points (The Star Life Points are pressure points on the body), Probability Manipulation, and Statistics Amplification (Through the Power of Miracles impossibilities can be turned into certain possibilities, as well as increase their stats such as speed, and power), Summoning (Saints can summon their cloths), Danmaku (His chains can multiply into many other chains), Chain Manipulation (His cloth comes with multiple chains that can act independently to protect Shun by making a barrier around him, or attack for him with, or without his consent), Paralysis Inducement (via Nebula Stream),Air Manipulation (Via Nebula Stream), Damage Boost (Excessive Movement when caught in the Nebula Stream will cause the strength of the attack to become more powerful), Portal Creation (His Triangle Chain opened up a portal which allowed him to attack Gemini Saga, the Pope, for one direct attack), Forcefield Creation
Resistance to Heat Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, and Matter Manipulation (All attacks are imbued with the power of Cosmo and as such they have taken many attacks from other Cosmo users which consist of high temperatures, atomic destruction, and soul destruction), Illusions (The 6th Sense allows someone to see through external illusions), Cold Energy Manipulation (The Bronze Saints freeze at temperatures of -240 Degrees Fahrenheit), Perception Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation (Cosmo users can withstand 10,000 volts), Fire Manipulation
All previous abilities, Regeneration (High), Matter Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, and Temperature Manipulation (sense users can cause destroy matter down the level below Quarks. Causing damage to a Gold Cloth requires a power that can break apart matter that exist below Quarks, and Gold Saints have fought each other, and those equal or above them causing damage their Gold Cloths. Gold Saints such as Capricorn Shura cut twenty billion souls at once, and Cancer Deathmask (Saint Seiya) can destroy twenty billion souls all at once. The power of Ohm could also affect twenty billion souls. Gold Saints can reach temperatures of over a million degrees when focusing their attacks, Extrasensory Perception (By having an additional sense above the five basic senses and the sixth known as the "7th sense")
All previous resistances, and Resistance too Mind Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Temperature Manipulation, and Matter Manipulation (The power of the 7th sense allows someone to become comparable to the Gold Saints. The Main five bronze saints used the 7th sense to overcome the Gold Saints), (Illusions (The 7th sense allows the users to perfectly see the environment around them), Dream Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Perception Manipulation (Via the 7th. Which allows the user to be aware of their surroundings even when the 5 basic senses, and the mind, has been shut off), Cold Energy Manipulation (Gold cloths, and 7th Sense Users, freeze at -459 degrees fahrenheit), Improved resistance to Electricity Manipulation (7th sense are not affected by 10,000 volts), Existence Erasure, Void Manipulation
All previous abilities, Resurrection, and Immortality (Type 4 - After obtaining the 8th sense, he gained absolute control of his own soul, and can resurrect himself), Incorporeality (exist without a body, as a soul), Regeneration (Low Godly Regeneration - Users of the 8th Sense and create a new body for themselves after it has been completely destroyed), Extrasensory Perception (With the "8th Sense" which exist beyond the five basic senses, the sixth, and the seventh)
All previous resistances, and Resistance too Death Manipulation and Law Manipulation (The Underworld kills anyone that is "Alive" when entering into it, but 8th sense users can enter it alive. The 8th sense allows the user to overcome the laws that Hades had created), Acausality ( Type 2 - Through Athena's Divine Ichor), Space-Time Manipulation (Through Athena's divine ichor)
All previous resistances, and Resistance too Absolute Zero (God Cloths require a tempature hundreds of times colder than Absolute Zero to freeze them)
Attack Potency: At least Island level (Chapter 1 Seiya has this level of power ) | Small Country level (Fought, and Defeated the Cerberus Silver Saint) | At least Galaxy level, Universe level+ when using his maximum power (Comparable to his fellow Bronze Saints, can fight against Gold Saints and comparable characters. Left the likes of Pisces Aphrodite and other Gold Saint-level characters completely overwhelmed and terrified) | At least Galaxy level, Universe level+ when using his maximum power (Comparable to other 8th Sense users) | Universe level+ (Should be comparable to Pegasus Seiya)
Speed: Transonic (Mach 1) to High Hypersonic | FTL initially with Massively FTL+ Attack Speed (His chains can cross light-years), Massively FTL+ once fully mastered, Massively FTL+ through Miracles (Power-scaling from Capricorn Shura) | Massively FTL+ (Crossed the Universe-Sized Hyperdimension in minutes) | Massively FTL+ (Even faster than before, should be comparable to God Cloth Seiya)
Lifting Strength: Class 100 | Multi-Stellar | Multi-Stellar | Multi-Stellar
Striking Strength: At least Island Class | Small Country Class | At least Galactic, Universal+ when using his full power | At least Galactic, Universal+ when using his full power | Universal+
Durability: At least Island level | Small Country level (Was able to take hits, and attacks from the Cerberus Silver Saint) | At least Galaxy level, Universe level+ with Andromeda Bronze Cloth V2/V3, and when burning his Cosmo to the maximum | At least Galaxy level, Universe level+ when burning his Cosmo to the maximum| Universe level+
Stamina: Very high | Nearly limitless | Nearly limitless | Limitless; The Saints can keep fighting despite suffering through severe damage, and even critical damage that would otherwise kill a person. They can survive under the sea in near freezing point temperatures for close to 2 hours. Survive in Oxygen thin air while being near death by losing more than half their blood at the same time, and fight through critical damage to the heart
Range: Tens of meters (several dozens) with Energy Blasts | Interstellar | Galactic | Universal
Standard Equipment: Andromeda Bronze Cloth
Intelligence: A skilled fighter and a prodigy in Cosmos control. More spiritually in-tune than most Saints.
Weaknesses: Dislikes Fighting and tends to hold back to prevent himself from grievously injuring his opponent.
- Nebula Chain: The Andromeda Saint's signature technique which allows him to manipulate the chains of his Cloth however he pleases. At the most basic, the Nebula Chain is a straight-forward attack where the chains rapidly slice and wrap themselves around the enemy. This attack can be improved by using the Thunder Wave of the chain., which in Shun's words, "will cross time and space to prevent your escape, no matter how many thousands of light years you run."
- Rolling Defense: A simple defensive technique that utilizes Shun's chains in one of two ways: he will either twirl the chains around himself to create a barrier or set them on the ground to mimic a circular web; this was later named the Circle Defense. In web mode, the chains erect a special field that will shock enemies or summon chains to slice them should they attempt to enter it.
- Great Capture: A technique that twists the chains to paralyze, capture, or immobilize foes. Shun also uses other ways of capturing opponents with Boomerang Shoot, Spiral Duct, etc.
- Nebula Stream: A defensive attack that links directly to Shun's Cosmo. It entangles the foe with streams of the Andromeda cosmos in an attempt to paralyze them. As Shun becomes more determined to use his true power, the stream will eventually transfigure into the Nebula Storm technique.
- Nebula Storm: When Shun's Cloth and Chain are destroyed, (or if he expels them voluntarily) he gains full access to his Cosmos, allowing him to concentrate all of it into a single powerful burst of spiraling energy. Because of its extremely destructive nature, Shun will only use it as a last resort.
Key: Andromeda Bronze Cloth | 7th Sense | 8th Sense | Andromeda God Cloth