The Phoenix Black Cloth is the Cloth of several “shadows” of Ikki in Saint Seiya. It is one of the Black Cloths kept on Death Queen Island, and used by the evil Black Saints. Unlike the other Saints, the Black Saints and their Cloths are not aligned with Athena.
Ikki’s Shadows were trained to be Black Saint on Death Queen Island by an unknown master. The Cloths were likely kept on Death Queen Island until these evil, wicked men proved themselves “worthy” of the Cloths. The Black Phoenix Saints, unlike their master, proved to be weaker than the rest, and failed to do well, even against injured, unarmed Bronze Saints. The Fodder first appear in volume 3 of the manga, to take the Sagittarius Gold Cloth. These grunts show little aptitude for battling at the level of Seiya and company, and quickly fall, one by one, to the true Saints of Athena.