Griffon Minos (天貴星 グリフォンのミーノス, Tenkisei Gurifon no Mīnosu) is a character first introduced during the original Saint Seiya Manga, namely during the Hades Arc. He is one of the three Sacred Judges of the Underworld, alongside Wyvern Rhadamanthys and Garuda Aiacos. As one of the leaders of the entire specter army, his power surpasses even that of a Gold Saint, but what makes him truly deadly is his cold, calculating style of fighting, assuming control of the opponent's body and using him like a puppet against his own allies.
His name means King, referring to his status as the most powerful of all Specters.
As revealed in Saint Seiya: Episode G, the Greek Myth of King Minos of Crete, and the Minotaur did indeed happen in the distant past, though it is unknown if the Specter Minos and King Minos are one and the same.
Powers and Stats
Name: Griffon Minos of the Celestial Noble Star
Origin: Saint Seiya
Age: 23 (Physically, both Classic and LC), thousands of years mentally
Classification: Demigod, Celestial Star Spectre
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, 7th Sense User, Flight, Atomic Destruction, Energy Manipulation, Body Manipulation / Puppeteering, Telepathy, Teleportation, Spatial Manipulation (Can travel between the Earth and the Underworld)
Attack Potency: Galaxy level (The most powerful of the Three Judges)
Speed: Massively FTL+
Lifting Strength: Multi-Stellar
Striking Strength: Galactic
Durability: Galaxy level
Stamina: Nearly limitless
Standard Equipment: His Griffon Surplice
Intelligence: High. He is a skilled fighter, has memories of all of his incarnations and has judged the souls of the dammed for thousands of years.
Weaknesses: None notable.
- Cosmic Marionation: Griffon Minos's most deadly attack. In it, the judge uses his Cosmo to generate minuscule threads of energy, almost invisible, that attach themselves to the arms and leg of his opponents, allowing Minos to use them as if they were his puppets, either forcing them to attack their allies, or bending and breaking the enemy's body the way he pleases.
- Gigantic Feathers Flap: Raising to the skies while focusing a great quantity of his Cosmo, Minos spreads his Surplice's wings. Then, upon flapping his wings, an absurd quantity of cosmic energy is released in the form of an intense air wave, engulfing Minos's surroundings and destroying all.