|“||Pegasus's Cosmos has risen to infinity... Does he really believe he's capable of surpassing my Divine Cosmos? ... No, that would be madness! Don't be a fool, don't be irreverent! Do I really think this mortal can surpass a God? No... But what I don't understand is... Why am I afraid?||„|
|~ Phoebus Abul|
The main antagonist of the Non-Canonical Movie Saint Seiya: Legends of the Crimson Youth. A god not present in any mythology, being only invented for the movie by Toei Animation and Kurumada himself, Abel is introduced as the son of Zeus and closest brother to Athena. Originally the God of the Solar Corona, Abel's power was gigantic, and much of early humanity worshiped him as their one true lord. Thus, filled with pride, arrogance and ambition, he claimed the entirety of the Sun for himself and set out to dethrone his father Zeus. Many Olympians fought against him, until finally the then-young Apollo slayed the usurper.
Having his soul imprisoned by Zeus himself, Abel's name, face and temples of worship were completely erased from the records of men, never to be remembered again. In gratitude, Zeus also crowned the young Apollo with complete control over the Sun. In the 20th Century, Phoebus Abel revived at last, claiming that Zeus himself selected him to punish mankind for their sins.
The meaning behind his name was never officially revealed, however many theories have formed between the Saint Seiya Fandom. Phoebus (Φοιβος), meaning Bright / Shining, is an epithet for the God Apollo. Similarly, Abel could be short for Abellio, a Sun Deity of Celtic origins, often identified with Apollo by the people of Crete, under the name Abelios (Αβέλιος). Others, mainly in South America, believed that his name was an alusion to Akaddian term Bel (ˈbeɪl), meaning Lord.
Powers and Stats
Name: Phoebus Abel, Abellio
Origin: Saint Seiya
Age: At least Thousands of Years Old
Classification: Deity, Greek God, God of the Solar Corona, Self-Proclaimed Sun God
Powers and Abilities: 7th, 8th and 9th Sense User, Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 2 and 4), Atomic Creation, Manipulation, Destruction and Restoration, Reality Warping, True Flight/Levitation, Energy Manipulation and Waves, Psychokinesis (Telepathy, Teleportation and Telekinesis), Mind Control/Reading (Can affect Lesser Gods), Life and Death Manipulation, Soul Manipulation (Can affect lesser Gods), Energy Deflection (Any attack thrown at him by someone without Divine Cosmos will be instantly redirected with more Potency), Sound Manipulation, Resurrection, Matter Manipulation, Weather Manipulation (Can create Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions), Causality Manipulation, Acausality, His Cosmos passively disables the Five Senses + Mind
Speed: Massively FTL+
Lifting Strength: Multi-Stellar+ via power-scaling
Striking Strength: Multi-Universal
Durability: Multi-Universe level
Standard Equipment: His Lyre
Intelligence: High due to his Age and nature as a Deity
Weaknesses: None notable.
Note: The Saint Seiya: Legends of the Crimson Youth movie claims that Abel is the strongest God with the exception of Zeus, and that many deities were needed to defeat him. However, as the movie was made before the likes of the Hades Arc and Episode G, this detail should be overlooked.