The Steel Saints are saints wearing armors created by Dr. Asamori .
Unlike the other Saints, the Steel Saints’ powers come from their robotic armors and not from the Cosmos.
They only appear on the Silver Saint Arc, and before the Bronze Saints travel to the Sanctuary in Greece.
In Saint Seiya Omega the Steel Saints are depicted as young humans whose power seems to come from a combination of
both their artificial cloths and unmastered Cosmos. They also have hopes of earning real Cloths in order to become official Saints.
These simplified, mass-produced versions of the Steel Cloths are all identical in design, only differing by colors and minor gender-based details. Although they allow a normal human to enter battle alongside genuine Saints, they are significantly weaker than the original Steel Cloths. Due to this, they typically serve as infantry roles to aid Saints in battle, unable to defeat an opponent themselves.
Later on, former Bronze Saints Lionet Ban, Wolf Nachi, Bear Geki and Unicorn Jabu don customized Steel cloths modelled after their Bronze cloths, which have since been passed onto a new generation of saints. They are eventually joined in battle by the original Steel Saints.
The Steel Cloths are Cloths created by Dr. Asamori and the Graad Foundation. These cloths are robotic armors that provide protection
like regular cloths, just not as much, appearing to rival standard Bronze Cloths.
They can also enhance the wearer’s abilities, the power of Steel Saints actually coming from the cloth instead of their Cosmo.
In Saint Seiya Omega the Steel Cloths are mass produced and have new features like lazer blasters on their gauntlets to give
the Steel Saints ranged attacks.
Originally only three Steel Cloths existed:
In Saint Seiya Omega, Steel Cloths are mass produced and new models are introduced:
Bear Steel Cloth
Lionet Steel Cloth
Unicorn Steel Cloth
Wolf Steel Cloth