the only true Athena
everytime i see somethin with sasha, like a fanart or a gif….i wanna reblog cause i love her…
…but then again, everytime i see something with sasha, like a fanart or a gif, there’s always people implying (see above) she was a better incarnation of the goddess of war than saori was…that is, she was a better warrior, a better leader, a better goddess than saori
most people might find sasha more better because she’s more…kawaii and moe and sweeter, but as a goddess or as how much of an impact she made in the holy war
…no, she wasn’t.
Okay, I really hate doing this, but fuck it, I’m gonna.
Sasha was moe and loveable from day one. She was basically designed for the viewer/reader to fall in love with her at first sight. And I think most did, I know I did. That’s great, cos she’s really cool.
Saori, on the other hand, was really bratty, and harsh, and man those flashbacks were cringe-worthy, if anything. But, just as Seiya and the guys learned to love her, we did. She grew from a pampered, spoiled little rich girl into a strong, confident goddess. Her growth is equal to the one Ikki, or Shun, or each one of the bronzes went through, and that, for me, has a lot more sentiment. She wasn’t sugarcoated, she didn’t sugarcoat herself either. I’m not saying she’s better than Sasha, that’s stupid; they’re different Athenas and different characters, but Saori needs to be valued too, since her growth was just as bamfy as any other bamfy character in SS.
Reason why I don’t like Saori: She did not allow Shaka to Kill Hades when he had the opportunity. She did that in order to save Shun. He saved one saint… and ended up killing 12 Gold saints, got once again captured and led to her loved one becoming paraplegic. Her actions where never well planed, she was not cold, she let her human emotions get into her decisions a lot. That could have been a good thing, but in the end it turned out to be just really bad.
Bonus: I also believe the problem with the first Saori is that she got a way more passive role than any of the other incarnations that we have seen. That is of course not her fault, just the way she was written.