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Defensive type
Defensive Type
Veronica and Cynthia attacking Insectile

Variant

Tactical Defense[1] (en-us anime)

Original name

防御型 Bōgyo-gata[2]

Description

Strong survival instinct. Regeneration ability superior to offensive type. May have less fighting potential than offensive

Status

Extant

Associated baseline

Yoma power, agility, mental, sensing

Quote

Both of us are Defensive warriors, so it doesn't matter.[3]

First mention

Scene 35, Anime Scene 13

EtymologyEdit

防御型 translates as "defensive type." 防御 = defensive, 型 = type.[4]

The FUNimation anime uses the term "Tactical Defense" instead.[5]

DescriptionEdit

Strong survival instinct. Regeneration ability superior to the offensive type. May have less fighting potential than the offensive type.[6]

Examples are Galatea, Audrey, Veronica, Cynthia, Deneve, Yuma.

AbilityEdit

A regenerated limb equal in strength to the original.[7] Can regenerate other warriors injuries.

Defensive abilities include: Viscous Strike, Alignment, Instant Reproduction, Wide Area Sensing.

HistoryEdit

One of three personality types that determine fighting potential. First described by Ophelia.[8]

During the Battle of the North, Defensive types Veronica and Cynthia sacrifice themselves to divert the Insectile awakened.[9] After the offensive Helen and Jean disable Insectile, Veronica and Cynthia have regenerated their injuries and are able to deliver the coup de grace to the awakened.[10]

ReferencesEdit

Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore, Anime Scene 13
  2. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 65
  3. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 65
  4. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 515
  5. Claymore, Anime Scene 13
  6. Fragments of Silver 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 501
  7. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 501
  8. Claymore 7, Scene 35, p. 62; Claymore, Anime Scene 13
  9. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 60; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  10. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 66–67; Claymore, Anime Scene 19

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