We can’t talk about Knights of the Zodiac without unleashing one of the biggest controversies in anime and manga: Who is the strongest golden knight? The list of knights reduces to two: Virgo Shaka and Gemini Saga. Although they have never fought each other in a heads up, today at Techne i will give you the necessary arguments to end this doubt and declare an absolute winner.
During the anime and manga he is related to the gods for his power and goodness, he is the only knight who has been seen to stop four different attacks of golden knights only with his hands or with his cosmos:
- Invoke Spirits – Virgo Shaka (Upon arrival at Virgo’s house)
- Excalibur – Capricorn Shura (Episode G)
- Lightning Plasma – Leo’s Aiolia (After defeating Shaka)
- Ken – Aries Mu (After Mu defeats Cancer and Pisces)
When Saga fights Cronos in Episode G, he tells him that he has the potential to be a slayer of gods and that he has an immense force hidden in his cosmos.
Shaka is a Buddhist, that is why he is known as the closest to God, mainly because of his knowledge of life and death but not because of his power, if he were a demi-god as many fans call him, he could have brought down The Wailing Wall alone, but in The Treasures of Heaven he couldn’t do anything, he also loses his calm in difficult moments.
The most controversial has always been the battle in the Twin Sala Garden, where Shaka almost defeated Shura, Camus and Saga. It is taken as a point in favor for Shaka, but remember that they were being watched by Hades, in addition Camus never used the ‘Aurora Execution’ or Saga the ‘Galaxian Explosion’ which are the most powerful techniques of the two. In order not to arouse suspicion from Hades, they used ‘Athena’s Exclamation’, but without their golden armor, they only used simple wraith armor.
In the Sanctuary, all the golden knights are defeated with a single attack from Saga. After the bronze knights awaken his seventh sense, Saga receives 5 attacks at the same time and does not get a scratch, just as he is not intimidated when fighting against Aries Mū, Leo Aiolia, Taurus Aldebaran, Scorpio Milo and Virgo Shaka who attack him.
Recently, in the new anime Soul of Gold, the golden knight Camus and a Divine Warrior from Asgard refer that Saga is the candidate to be the Patriarch since he is considered the strongest knight of Athena.
I’m sorry for Shaka’s followers but the winner is very clear, Saga is the strongest golden knight so far, the Soul Of Gold anime or the Next Dimension manga could surprise us with a confrontation between these two knights or the appearance of the Knight number 13: Ophiuchus, which, for now, are just rumors.