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Kanon Gemini


 

Alternative names:

双子座のカノン
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of birth: May 30
Nationality: Greece
Class: Marina, Gold Saint
Loyalty:
Poseidon (formerly), Athena
Cloth: Gemini
Scale: Sea Dragon
Training: Greece
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 87 kg
Blood type: AB
Secret moves: Galaxian Explosion, GenRouKen, GenRouMaOuKen, Golden Triangle, Another Dimension
First appearance:
Manga: Chapter 49, vol.14 (as SeaDragon, Marina), chapter 61, vol.17 (as Gold Saint), chapter 70, vol.19 (as redeemed Gold Saint)
Anime : ep.100 (as SeaDragon Marina), ep.112 (as Gold Saint), ep.118 (as redeemed Gold Saint)
Kanon is a character with a substantial importance in the universe of Kurumada's manga, and therefore in its anime adaptation. He is directly responsible for triggering two main events :
the battle of the 12 temples and the resurrection of Poseidon, Emperor of the Seas. Also, Kanon is notable for redeeming himself after all his sins in the past and wreaking havoc as the new Gemini Gold Saint against the army of the 108 Specters in the battle against Hades.
Kanon is the younger twin brother of gold saint Gemini Saga, and later took up his position as a Gold Saint after Saga's death. Before finally embracing his destiny as the Gemini Saint, Kanon masqueraded as the Sea Dragon General, one of Poseidon's seven Sea Generals.
At first, Kanon was depicted as a treacherous man, always tempting his twin brother to use his status and power to advance his status of influence beyond that of a Gold Saint. He concluded that their amazing and powerful abilities were gifts from the Gods for them to take advantage of. Much to his dismay, his brother opposed this and caused his incarceration at Cape Junion. After his redemption, however, Kanon becomes a much centered person, much like his brother.
Kanon was the one person responsible for Poseidon's awakening, although he kept Poseidon just half awakened so that he could pose as the true leader of the Marines as a Marine General and use Poseidon's army to achieve his desires. In order to do so, Kanon stole the scales of Sea Dragon and pretented to be the Sea Dragon General under Poseidon's order.
Even after joining forces with the Athena, Kanon retains his ruthless personality and harsh characteristics scolding Pegasus Seiya and Andromeda Shun that they should never hesitate to finish their enemies, because their hesitation is a weakness that their enemies would take advantage of. Even so, he quickly absorbs the honor of a Gold Saint.

Related anime:

Knights of the Zodiac TV, 1986
Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter - Sanctuary OVA, 2003
Saint Saiya: The Hades Chapter - Inferno OVA, 2005

Related manga:

Knights of the Zodiac Manga, 1985
Saint Seiya: Episode.G Manga, 2002

Voice actors:

Ryotaro Okiayu, Japanese
Kazuyuki Sogabe, Japanese
Mario Castañeda, Spanish
Francisco Javier Rivero Pichardo, Spanish
Gilberto Baroli, Brazilian
Stéphane Roux, French