Saints are warriors clad in armor called Cloths who stand for justice and devote themselves to the Greek Goddess Athena. The episode introduces the main character of the series. Seiya is a Japanese orphan who was sent years ago to train in the Sanctuary, the headquarters in Greece which governs all Saints around the world, in order to acquire the bronze Pegasus Cloth. Seiya begins the episode by defeating a rival warrior Cassius in a fight to determine who will wear the cloth. The teacher of Cassius is the female Saint Shaina. She attacks Seiya out of vengeance as he leaves the Sanctuary. Her skills are savage but Seiya dons the Pegasus Cloth and uses his inner "Cosmo" to defeat her.