Death Queen Island is a hellish volcanic island that is said to be uninhabitable. During his stay Ikki fell in love with Esmeralda, the daughter of his master. On his final day of training a lethal attack hits Esmeralda and kills her. At that moment Ikki was reborn in the fire of hate and became the Phoenix Saint. The bronze Saints are attacked by Saints led by Docrates who then steal the Gold Cloth. With a selfless act Ikki gives the bronze Saints a chance to escape with the helmet of Sagittarius.