The Shadow Saint, was the pope of the sanctuary in the game "Saint Seiya: Ougon no Desentsu", launch by Bandai. He was made to be the evil pope, but with another identity.

The WSJ launch a tournament to choise a fan-character of saint seiya, to became the main villain of his first game (because the Sanctuary arc still not ended, and spoilers could not be gived to the people's). Toshiya Õno won the tournament, and his drawing was send to Bandai; Kurumada (creator of the series) changed the drawing, and he was used as a final boss; was named Shadow Saint (don't know the origin of his name).