Saint Seiya Concepts

Saint Seiya is an anime series in the Saint Seiya franchise
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Arrogant

The character is head over heels of him -or herself. He/she might be the best(or not) , but usually the laziest to act and always underestimates the enemies. Rather popular concept for villains and rivals.

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

Blind

A handicap where a person has severely poor eyesight. It may range from very poor eyesight in one eye to being unable to see anything with both eyes.

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Crybaby

A common character type in anime and manga, these are characters who will burst into tears at the drop of a hat and tend to be insecure and whiny. In anime they can be children but are often teens and adults for comedic purposes.

Damsel In Distress

A maiden is in peril and only her one true hero can save her.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Dark Side

Not to be confused with "Evil Twin" which is a completely different person who is an evil version of a character, the Dark Side is an internal evil persona of a character. It is often seen as a figure that must be defeated to gain control over one's own body and gain extra powers.

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

Evil

The philosophical idea of the opposition of good. Some believe it is the opposite of good while others consider it a misguided attempt of good.

Femme Fatale

A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Filler

Additional content added to an adaptation, usually to avoid catching up to the source material too quickly.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

God

A God can be a guardian or a ruler with nearly unlimited powers or sense of consciousness. Most of them are creators or controlers of a sertain element or concept, but there are also gods who are destroyers wile some can be both.

Good Turned Bad

Also known as corruption, this is when someone previously goodhearted becomes sinister.

Hallucination

Seeing things that aren't there

Henchmen

Henchmen, or Lackeys, are the nameless masses under the command of a villain or other leader.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Hot-blooded

Someone who can't think calmly and always jumps into action without thinking much. They're rather unpredictable for both their allies and their enemies.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Orphan

A child without parents.

Pets

Something that serves as a pet or behaves in the manner of one.

Possession

The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Rage

Often when a character needs to grow stronger in battle, they find this strength through anger. A character being overwhelmed with rage can give them great power or even let them grow to a new level.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation is a common theme in most Asian literature, and frequently a character will appear who turns out to be the reincarnation of a past figure (fictional or otherwise).

Reunion

Meeting one another after quite a while.

Revenge

When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.

Rivals

Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

Science!

Sometimes the pursuit of scientific knowledge goes far beyond what is accepted in polite society. When normal Science can't get the job done, we turn to "Science!" and the perverse minds that practice it.

Scientists

People who through a great pursuit of knowledge tends to make the impossible possible.

Shounen Tournament

Also referred to as the "Shounen Competitive" subgenre; the most popular shounen series generally fit into this action-oriented category

Teachers

A Teacher is a type of person who is in charge of educating others in some form of higher learning or skill. The Japanese title is "Sensei".

Thieves & Con Artists

Thieves and con artists are people who take objects of value from others by theft or trickery.

Zombies

Zombies are an undead rotting corpse that is alive yet dead and have voracious appetites for living flesh.

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