|“||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 | 4-A, likely 3-C with Nebula Storm | 3-C, At least 3-C with Nebula Storm | High 3-A
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, 7th and 8th Sense User, Divine Cosmos, Atomic Manipulation and Destruction, Regeneration (High), Energy Manipulation, Enhanced Senses, Reactive Evolution (Able to analyse and comprehend the components of an enemy's attack after seeing it once, and adapt to it), Flight, Telepathy, Forcefield Creation, Absolute Control of his Soul with the 8th Sense (Allowing him to Resurrect himself, or live without a Body), Capable of Fighting without his Senses, Acausality (Through Athena's Ichor / Divine Cosmos), Expert Chain Wielder, Uses his Chains as a main form of combat and defense, Can bind and paralyze foes with his chain, Resistance to Fire Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Illusions, Dream Manipulation, Life Manipulation & Death Manipulation, Space-Time Manipulation, and Existence Erasure
Attack Potency: At least Island level (Chapter 1 Seiya has this level of power ) | Multi-Solar System level (Comparable to his fellow Bronze Saints, can fight against Gold Saints and comparable characters), likely Galaxy level with Nebula Storm (Left the likes of Pisces Aphrodite and other Gold Saint-level characters completely overwhelmed and terrified) | Galaxy level (Comparable to other 8th Sense users), At least Galaxy level with Nebula Storm | High 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 | Multi-Solar System Class | Galactic | High Universal
Durability: At least Island level | Multi-Solar System level with Andromeda Bronze Cloth V2/V3 | Galaxy level | High Universe level
Stamina: Very high | Nearly limitless | Nearly limitless | Limitless
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