Eagle Marin (鷲星座(イーグル)の魔鈴, Īguru-za no Marin) is a female Silver Saint of the Aquila constellation, and Seiya's teacher when he was training to become a Saint.

Secret moves

  • Ryūsei Ken (流星拳, lit. Meteor Punch): Marin's main attack. She hits with her fist hundreds times in one second to generate a punch burst, much like a meteor shower. This is the technique she taught Seiya, but because she was not the Pegasus Saint, her version was not called "Pegasus Ryu Sei Ken."
  • Eagle Toe Flash (イーグルトゥフラッシュ, Īguru Tu Furasshu): She used this attack to beat Hound Asterion, and it's like a really hard flying kick.
  • Kūken (空拳, lit. Empty Fist): A non-offensive technique involving the creation of illusions. It was used to simulate a mortal blow on Seiya, to prevent Lizard Misty from killing him.

Chronology (86)

Sanctuary Arc

Marin is a Japanese female Silver Saint who resides in the Athena Sanctuary, in Greece. She was separated from her little brother and she has been looking for him. When Seiya went to the same place to train as a Saint, as Seiya was Japanese too, he was assigned to Marin, who was a hard trainer, but she would turn Seiya into the Saint he is now. When Seiya became a Bronze Saint, Marin had some rivalry problems with Ophiuchus Shaina, Marin refuses to fight her to save Seiya but he broke Shaina's mask, and Shaina was forced to let him go.

Shaina hurts Marin seriously

Later, Shaina gets a training match against her, but soon discovers that Shaina is trying to take revenge on her. Marin tries to defend herself, but Shaina proves to be tougher and faster. Marin gets tired quickly and is forced to pullback. Shaina knocks down Marin with her Thunder Claw, and she won't let her to recover,

Shaina defeats Marin

Shaina keeps beating her until Marin was completely stunned, then Shaina decides to use her fists hitting Marin even harder, with every punch Shaina deals a crushing blow after another, Marin is completely overwhelmed, unable to strike back Marin bleeds profusely, but Aiolia quickly interrupts this vicious beating by saving Marin before Shaina finishes her off.

Marin saves Seiya first time

Marin blocks Shaina's path and helps Seiya to escape.

Marin does not take long to recover from her wounds, Shaina only seeks to humiliate Marin that's why Shaina didn't hit her vital points, but it is no less true if Aiolia had not intervened in the end Shaina would have ended up killing Marin.

Marin saves Seiya from Shaina on his first visit to the Sanctuary as a bronze saint, Marin interrupts Shaina when she was strangling Seiya, Marin warns him to go to help Hyoga and let him escape by blocking Shaina's path. Shaina had her cloth and could defeat her again but she can't risk being discovered attacking an unarmed Marin outside the Sanctuary.


When Gemini Saga, disguised as the Pope, ordered the Silver Saints to attack and kill the traitorous Bronze Saints (the ones who had broken Athena's law about fighting because trivial reasons), Marin was ordered to go too. She went with Lizard Misty, and with Mu's help deceived Misty, making him believe that she had killed Seiya. Misty discovered the truth, and fought with Seiya but was defeated by Seiya.

Marin, in a panel from the manga, in vol.27

Marin came back with Hound Asterion and Whale Moses to investigate what happened with Misty, and she was discovered by Asterion's mind reading power as a traitor. She quickly attacked Moses, but with Asterion's help reading Marin's every move before she could attack, Moses defeated her. Then she was tied to a post in the sea as bait to attract Seiya. During the battle with Seiya, Moses said that Marin and Seiya could be siblings due to their similar backgrounds. If so, Seiya can watch his possibly found long lost sister die. Seiya becoming furious at this, gathered more strength and defeated Moses. When Seiya was going to help Marin, Asterion stepped in and knocked out Seiya. During that time, Marin untied herself and intervened to fight Asterion. She cleared her mind of thoughts, meaning Asterion could no longer read her mind. As Asterion used his Million Ghost technique, Marin countered with her Eagle Toe Flash and defeated Asterion without killing him. She told Asterion to go back to sanctuary and send Pope a message. She then disappeared for some time, having left Seiya a message in the sand: "Protect Athena", a secret message which later revealed Saori Kido is the true Athena.

The Truth is Revealed

Marin helps Seiya

During the fight with the Gold Saints, when Seiya was heading to Pope's palace and was poisoned by Pisces Aphrodite's Demon Roses along the stair way, Marin appeared to help him. She gave her mask to Seiya to help filter the scent of the roses, but without the mask to protect herself, she fainted. Seiya recovered with the help of Marin's mask and blew away the roses with his Pegasus Ryuu Sei Ken, he didn't want to leave Marin alone and was tempted to look at Marin's true face (for rumor about Marin could be his sister), but Shaina appeared and told Seiya that she will take care of Marin. When Marin recovered, she explained to Shaina that she had gone to Star Hill and she had discovered the real Pope, Shion's corpse, so the truth was revealed. Star Hill is only reserved to the Pope, only one with great power was able to climb to the top of it, so it took a real effort for a Silver Saint like Marin.

Asgard Arc

She also appears in the anime only Asgard saga to help the saints, but she is beaten by Megrez Delta Alberich.

Poseidon Arc

Chronology (Episode G)

Eagle Marin in the Episode G

Marin saves Leo Aiolia from soldiers of Cronos. Subsequently, the Sanctuary is attacked by soldiers of Cronos, Marin comes to fight and defeat them. But there comes one of the nine Giants Ruax of Phoinix. This Giant manages to defeat Marin, but Leo Aiolia arrives and saves her.

Chronology (Heaven Chapter)

It's revealed her little brother is called Tōma (斗馬, Horse of the North Star) and he is one of the god's Angels, because he wanted to become a god. Tōma didn't want to love his sister because he thought it was a feeling too human, but in the end he recognize her.

Chronology (OVAs Hades)

From that point on, Marin disappeared for reasons unknown, but she reappeared in the last chapter during Bronze Saints' battle with Hades. She had been looking for Seiya's lost sister, Seika, and found her. During Seiya's fight with Thanatos, Thanatos showed Seiya where his real sister was, and as Thanantos was trying to kill Seika to mock Seiya's human weakness, Marin, along with Shaina, Kiki and the Bronze Saints, jumped in and protected Seika with their gathered power.

Chronology (Next Dimension)


Touma tries to kill Seiya, but it is originating from a divine cosmos flower bracelet Seiya. The angel then a Levite a wheelchair with him, to then throw it on the ground to kill him. But Marin comes to save her disciple. Tohma attacks her. But then comes Hyoga to help her. Marin asks that Hyoga attack the Angel along with her, but Tohma tells they'll end the fight and next time he'll rip out the head of Seiya. Tohma disappears into the sky. Hyoga asks if she knows that Angel wanted to kill Seiya, but Marin does not know. She says just had the feeling of already knowing the Angel, in the distant past.Marin explains to Hyoga, that Seiya has only three days of life. And that Saori and Shun left to save it in the past. Then, Shaina appears offering to protect Seiya with Marin so Hyoga can join Athena and the others in the past.

Anime differences

Her story in anime version is much like the manga one, but with slight modifications. She is shown considerably weaker. Shaina defeats Marin with ease and gives her a vicious beating, but also she has problems beating some privates from the Sanctuary, and a giant with only brute force.

Predecessor and successor



Main Article: Aquila Yuna


Main Article: Eagle Cloth

Aquila Myth and Constellation

In classical Greek mythology, it was identified as the eagle which carried the thunderbolts of Zeus and was sent by him to carry the shepherd boy Ganymede who he desired to Mount Olympus, where he became the wine-pourer for all the gods. This explains why the largest moon of Jupiter was called Ganymede, Jupiter being the Roman name of Zeus.

Aquila, together with other constellations in the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius (specifically, Lyra, Cygnus), may be a significant part of the origin of the myth of the Stymphalian Birds, one of The Twelve Labours of Heracles.




  • Along with Ophiuchus Shaina, Marin was the first Silver Saint introduced by Masami Kurumada in his manga, in vol. 1. But it wasn't after he introduced Lizard Misty as a Silver Saint, that he revealed Marin and Shaina's rank.
  • It's known that every female Saint has to cover her face with a mask to renounce her female side. Marin's mask is the simplest one shown, with no signs or marks.
  • She is the only female Saint who has never shown her whole face during the series; her eyes were obscured by her bangs when she gave Seiya her mask.
  • In episode G, Aiolia is the one who seems to have a crush on her; however in the anime it is the other way around.
  • In the manga she and Shaina are seen to be equal in power, but in the anime Shaina is seen to be a bit stronger than Marin. In one exchange, Shaina gives Marin a vicious beating.
  • Marin and Shaina are the only known Silver Saints who are still alive at the end of the series.
  • In the Poseidon arc, though Lyumnades Kaza's illusion on Pegasus Seiya showed Marin without her mask, supposedly really being Seika (both in the manga and the anime). It can't be considered as her real face, since what Kaza did was look into Seiya's heart, drawing on his memories of his sister Seika.