Phoenix Knight Picture

This is a fan art about Japanese manga/anime Saint Seiya (SS) drawn by Masami Kurumada. My version is very different. The story happens in Greek mythological era. When the Olympian gods fought the Titans, each god formed an army of knights. Hephaestus created all the armors for them. Athena only had 48 knights (according to the number of ancient constellations). When the war ended, half of Athena's army was dead. The survivors became rogue knights because their service was no longer required. Just like the original Greek version, Athena chose to mingle with other gods on mount Olympus - leaving humans at the mercy of mischievous gods and dangerous monsters. Each ex-Athena's knight then handed down their armor and power to their descendants or relatives. Although the war against the titans had ended, people still needed savior because sometimes Olympian gods caused havoc. Hence, the knights were still in business of saving lives.

Zestos inherits Phoenix Armor from his uncle. Phoenix Knight is actually not one of Athena's original 48 knights (because Phoenix is not part of 48 ancient constellations!). Zestos' ancestor managed to steal Hephaestus' forge secret and made himself a magical armor using lava and phoenix ash. The armor can regenerate itself and can't be destroyed. Because of this, Phoenix Knight is very powerful and is nearly unbeatable. Like his ancestors, Zestos is a selfish figure - neither good nor bad. Many times, he allows himself to temporarily serve gods with ill intention. Because of this, Zestos often finds himself battling other good knights. Yet something unexpected happens when Zestos battles Pegasus Knight. Zestos thinks he may be in love with Tristan the Pegasus.

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