Saint Saiya – Phoenix Ikki Cube Craft
Posted on Jun 25 2012 at 12:29:59 AM in Artists
This cube craft paper model is the Phoenix Ikki, based on the anime / mange series “Saint Saiya“. The cube paper toy is designed by blackignus. Phoenix Ikki is the bronze saint of Phoenix. Although he was introduced later than the other four main Bronze Saints, Ikki’s role in the story is quite significant. He serves as the first antagonist in the series that the other Saints must defeat, as well as a powerful ally later in the series.
“Ikki” can be translated to as “One/Singular Brilliance” or “Greatest Shine”, which denotes the character’s lone wolf attitude as well as his above-average, fiery power.
While Ikki is officially recognized as a Bronze Saint, his base power easily places him well above most Silver Saints, and his reputation as a powerhouse is common knowledge among his peers and fellow Bronze Saints. Even as a child, Ikki was known as the toughest kid of the 100 orphans, and would often defend his then delicate younger brother Shun from the other children. He could easily be recognized as the strongest Bronze Saint when it comes to raw power.
Ikki’s personality is drastically different from his fellow Saints. He is almost the opposite of his younger brother – Shun is calm, soft, caring and very emotional, whereas Ikki is harsh, cold, aggressive, and very much of a loner. Fellow Saint Wolf Nachi once pointed out that it was very hard to believe Ikki and Shun were related due to the extreme difference in their personalities.
As noted by Kanon in the Poseidon arc and by Pandora in the Hades chapter, Ikki’s Cosmo is unique to him – it is full of hatred, anger, incredible aggression and power, but it was still guided by his deep love and loyalty for his younger brother, his friends and loyalty to Athena. Although he dislikes teamwork, he comes to battle whenever Athena’s Saints need his help, and is often seen coming in the nick of time to save his younger brother and friends from certain death. This tactic has always been exploited to their advantage, since the enemies are caught by surprise upon meeting/fighting him. He is a noble, complex and mature character, who does not doubt whenever it’s necessary to sacrifice his life for his friends.The Phoenix Cloth is one of the Bronze Cloths. It has evolved three times in the manga and the anime. In the anime, Phoenix was stated to be a Silver Cloth; unlike in the manga where it is said to be a Bronze Cloth. The reason is, the Phoenix cloth’s power is equal with a Silver Cloth. In the manga, the Phoenix cloth is able to revive itself and does not need human blood to bring it back to life. Even without the blood, it still changes shape in each saga in the manga.
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