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Cynthia
Cynthia
Cynthia from Memorabilia

Cynthia's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Cynthia[1] Speaker (en-us)

Variant

Cynthia[2][3][4][5] (de Speaker, es-es Speaker, fr Speaker, it anime), Cinzia[6] Speaker (it), 신시아[7] Sinsia Speaker (ko), Синтия[8] Sintiya Speaker (ru), 仙詩雅[9] Xiānshīyǎ Speaker (zh-hk), 辛西亞[10] Xīnxīyǎ Speaker (zh-tw)

Original name

シンシア[11] Shinshia Speaker

Rank No.

14 of the Current Generation[12]

Current status

Manga: survives the Battle of the North, deserts the Organization, 7-year timeskip
Anime: survives the Battle of the North

Ties

Organization, Ghosts, Holy City of Rabona

Class

Defensive[13]

Technique

Yoma energy alignment of unknown specifications

Quote

Sorry...force of habit. Always...jumping ahead without thinking...[14]

Anime voice

Anita Hopt (de),
Anastasia Munoz (en-us),
Miho Miyagawa (ja)

First appearance

Scene 51, Anime Scene 18

EtymologyEdit

The original Japanese Claymore name, シンシア, transliterates from "Cynthia," deriving from the Greek Κυνθια Kynthia Speaker (woman from Kynthos). Another name for the Greek moon goddess Artemis, who appears in Homer's Iliad.

AppearanceEdit

Pre-ClaymoreEdit

The heroine of Norihiro Yagi's earliest manga, Undeadman, bears a likeness to Cynthia in both appearance and personality. Here begins the iconic heart-shaped face found throughout Yagi's work.

Proto-Cynthia
Proto-Cynthia from Undeadman

Cynthia also resembles "Ryoko Koiso" of Yagi's later Angel Densetsu, though the personality emphasizes the combat mode of the Claymore character.[15]

Ryoka
Ryoka in action

Claymore warriorEdit

PhysicalEdit

Wears mid-back hair in twin braids held with bands. Usually seen smiling.

UniformEdit

Organization uniform consists of a shark-tooth-shaped buckle holding 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders. Vambraces protect the forearms up to the elbow.

GhostEdit

During the 7-year timeskip, she replaces the with "Zettai Ryouiki" look—light armor worn over black top, garters, gaped stockings and bikini bottom.

Closest to Clare in dress. Later in Scene 129, before engaging Cassandra, Cynthia puts on her old uniform.[16]

PersonalityEdit

Extroverted, smiling persona. Appears optimistic, though a darker mood sometimes surfaces. Appears familiar with Veronica before Pieta.

Cynthia fulfills the healer's role among Ghosts. In Chaldean Numerology, the number 14—Cynthia's number—reduces to 5, the number of androgyny. A 5 puts the welfare of others before oneself.

DatasheetEdit

ClassEdit

Cynthia is a defensive type warrior.[17] Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," her ability and baselines are unknown.

TechniqueEdit

In the anime, Cynthia heals injured warriors in the Pieta inn.[18] In the manga, post-7-year timeskip, Cynthia develops her alignment technique to the point where she regenerates Yuma's leg.[19]

During the 7-year timeskip, Cynthia, like the other Ghosts, learns to fight without releasing Yoma power.[20]

Her specific attack technique, if any, is unknown.

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown.

OrganizationEdit

Battle of the NorthEdit

Member of the battle group in Pieta during the Battle of the North. Assigned to Team Veronica: Helen (No. 22), Pamela (No. 35) and Matilda (No. 41).[21]

Engagement IEdit
During the first engagement with the three scouts, Team Jean is decimated by the Insectile awakened, all team members but Jean lying wounded. Team Jean is rescued by Team Veronica. Veronica and Cynthia act as decoys.[22] Helen immobilizes Insectile's legs, enabling Jean to use Drill Sword.

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Claymore Veronica


Veronica and Cynthia in action

Veronica and Cynthia chop up Insectile's legless torso.[23]
Engagement IIEdit

Manga and anime diverge here.

MangaEdit

Cynthia appears in Yuma's flashback. In the banquet hall of the Eastern Inn, Miria holds a meeting with the battle group. She tells everyone to take a half dose of suppressant. If rendered unconscious during combat, a warrior will radiate no aura, making her appear dead to both the Northern Army and Organization.[24]

The Northern Army invades Pieta. During the second engagement, Cynthia is unable to protect Veronica from Rigaldo, who kills Veronica.[25]

Cynthia stands with Miria, Deneve, Helen, Zelda and Clare, as the Northern Army surrounds them.[26]

After the last combat of Pieta, seven warriors survive—Miria, Cynthia, Deneve, Helen, Tabitha, Yuma and Clare.[27]

AnimeEdit

Cynthia is put in charge of wounded in the lobby of the inn, along with Tabitha, while Miria, Deneve and Helen pursue Clare. For Cynthia, the anime series ends here.[28]

7-year timeskipEdit

AlfonsEdit

Cynthia is one of seven Ghosts who desert the Organization. Hiding in the mountains, they train with Yoma power-less techniques. Miria serves as captain.[29]

Despite risking exposure, the Ghosts rescue the Dabi hunt.[30] Cynthia and Tabitha give first aid to hunt members.[31]

Meanwhile, in a deserted village, Clare finds evidence that Raki may still be alive. Back at the cavern hideout, she announces her intent to go south. Miria tests Clare's fighting ability. Satisfied, Miria says she will accompany Clare. But everyone decides to go en masse.[32]

ToulouseEdit

AgathaEdit

The Ghosts find Rabona under siege by Agatha.[33] After Agatha's death, Miria relates her research on Organization—Miria's theory.[34]

Left behindEdit

Miria tells everyone to take care of personal business before the last fight with the Organization. Clare travels west to Lautrec—with Cynthia and Yuma—to find Raki. Helen goes south to Mucha with Deneve.

Miria will wait in Rabona for everyone's return. But she adds one caveat: "When the time comes, I'll go forward alone if I must,"[35] foreshadowing the events of Scene 106.

LautrecEdit

LacroixEdit

Near the Toulouse border, Cynthia senses an awakened in Lacroix village. At the village itself, Cynthia sees the Next Generation No. 14, Lena, leading a Search and rescue team looking for Renée. When a woman bystander awakens, Cynthia and Clare fight the awakened, while Yuma knocks unconscious the three warriors and two Men in Black.[36] The awakened is killed. But Rubel witnesses everything. Later in a private meeting, Cynthia realizes that Rubel is a mole for the Dragons' allies.[37]

Rubel plays on their sympathies by claiming that Rafaela and Renée are being held captive by Riful. Clare suspects that Rubel is only trying to get them killed.[38]

Baited by Rubel, the warriors search for Renée and Rafaela. They run into Dauf, who grabs Yuma's leg, which Clare cuts off. While Cynthia regenerates Yuma's leg, Clare follows Dauf into Witch's Maw II.[39]

DestroyerEdit

When Destroyer awakens, Yuma flees carrying Cynthia, now too weak to move on her own. They run into Beth, struck with a parasitic rod.[40]

Later, Yuma again flees carrying Cynthia, now without her lower torso, lost to the awakened Beth.[41] In a temporary haven, Cynthia reminisce about Veronica in Pieta.

Still later, when Hellcats threaten them, Yuma leaves Cynthia behind, Cynthia's body now regenerated. Yuma lures Hellcats away from Cynthia. But Dietrich brings Abyss Feeders and rescues Yuma.[42]

As Yuma holds up Cynthia, they witness the Destroyer consume a forest.[43]

Return to RabonaEdit

The Ghosts repel a Yoma invasion.[44] Later, the Ghosts bring back the Yoma cocoon to Rabona.[45]

SutafuEdit

Cynthia accompanies Ghosts to rescue Miria. During rescue of Anastasia's hunt, Cynthia heals Phina's injuries, while letting Yuma kill an awakened.[46]

Later at Organization Headquarters, they find Miria fighting an awakened Hysteria. Anastasia yanks Miria back to earth.[47]

Cynthia calms Miria's runaway Yoma power, while Yuma regenerate Miria's injuries.[48] Meantime, Deneve and the Ghosts decide to rescue the two warriors impaled on Hysteria's limbs.[49]

After Miria recovers, Cynthia joins her comrades in charging Anstasia's hair cord with Yoma energy.

End of OrganizationEdit

After the deaths of Hysteria and Roxanne, Miria, Deneve and Helen invade the Executive facility.

Meanwhile, Cynthia regenerates Rachel's limbs on the battlefield. Rachel is made whole. Soon Miria announces the death of Limt.[50]

Return of ClareEdit

The Ghosts sail back to Rabona. Clare is freed from the cocoon,[51] as well as the Destroyer and Priscilla, whose combat engulfs an awakened audience.[52]

Two female awakened are hurled into the city. They awakened into huge tapeworm- and origami-like forms.[53]

Miata then Clarice attack the Origami awakened. Clarice is thrown back, but is rescued by Cynthia and Yuma.[54]

CassandraEdit

Miria, Deneve, Helen and Clare fight the awakened Cassandra. Elsewhere in the hills, Cynthia, Tabitha and Yuma collectively synchronize their Yoma power with Cassandra, a technique that has parallels with Yoma Energy Alignment and Control and Yoma power harmonization. The goal is breaking the spell that Priscilla has over Cassandra's mind. And preventing the two from merging.[55]

They fail to synchronize with Cassandra. But despite this crisis, they become even more concerned about the mysterious, yet familiar aura that Helen noticed earlier.[56]

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 9, Scene 51, p. 171
  2. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 51, p. 171
  3. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 51, p. 171
  4. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 51, p. 171
  5. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 18
  6. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 51, p. 167
  7. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 51, p. 171
  8. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 51, p. 171
  9. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 51, p. 171
  10. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 51, p. 171
  11. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 51, p. 171
  12. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  13. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  14. Claymore 18, Scene 98 p. 74
  15. Angel Densetsu 2, Act 8, p. 48
  16. Jump SQ, September 2012, Claymore, Scene 129, pp. 629–631
  17. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  18. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  19. Claymore 17, Scene 93, p. 114
  20. Claymore 15, Scene 78, p. 28
  21. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 171; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  22. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 60; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  23. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 66–67; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  24. Claymore 12, Scene 66, pp. 83–87
  25. Claymore 10, Scene 57, p. 174
  26. Claymore 11, Scene 61, p. 101
  27. Claymore 12, Scene 66, pp. 93–94
  28. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  29. Claymore 12, Scene 67, p. 121
  30. Claymore 12, Scene 65, p. 74
  31. Claymore 12, Scene 65, p. 75
  32. Claymore 12, Scene 67, pp. 132–133
  33. Claymore 14, Scene 77, pp. 125
  34. Claymore 15, Scene 79Scene 80, pp. 52–76
  35. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 154
  36. Claymore 15, Scene 83, pp. 181–193
  37. Claymore 16, Scene 84, p. 32
  38. Claymore 16, Scene 84, p. 37
  39. Claymore 17, Scene 90, pp. 20–37
  40. Claymore 18, Scene 96, p. 20
  41. Claymore 18, Scene 98, p. 71
  42. Claymore 18, Scene 101, pp. 189–191
  43. Claymore 19, Scene 105, p. 110
  44. Claymore 20, Shueisha edition, Scene 108, pp. 21–24
  45. Claymore 20, Scene 109, p. 44
  46. Claymore 20, Scene 112, p. 127
  47. Jump SQ, January 2012,Claymore, Scene 121, p. 205
  48. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, p. 615
  49. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, p. 620
  50. Jump SQ, June 2012, Claymore, Scene 126, p. 258–261
  51. Jump SQ, October 2012, Claymore, Scene 130, p. 409
  52. Jump SQ, October 2012, Claymore, Scene 130, pp. 410–411
  53. Jump SQ, November 2012, Claymore, Scene 131, pp. 367–369
  54. Jump SQ, November 2012, Claymore, Scene 131, pp. 373–375
  55. Jump SQ, January 2013, Claymore, Scene 133, pp. 771–772
  56. Jump SQ, January 2013, Claymore, Scene 133, p. 775

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