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Flora
Flora
Flora from Memorabilia

Flora's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Flora Speaker (en-us)

Variant

Name: Flora[1][2][3] (de Speaker, es-es Speaker, it Speaker), Flore[4] Speaker (fr), 풀로라[5] Peullola Speaker (ko), Флора[6] Flora Speaker (ru), 芙羅拉[7] Fúluólā Speaker (zh-hk), 芙蘿菈[8] Fúluólā Speaker (zh-tw)
Nickname: »Flora die Windschneide«[9] ("Flora the Windcutter" de), "Windcutting Flora"[10] Speaker (en-us), La que Corta el Viento[11] Speaker (The One who Cuts the Wind es-es), "Tranchevent"[12] Speaker (Razorwind fr), Flora Tagliavento[13] Speaker (Windcutter Flora it), 風斬りのフローラ[14] Kazekiri no Furōra Speaker (Flora of the Wind Sword ja), 풍참 의 풀로라[15] Pungcham ui Pullola Speaker (True Wind Flora ko), Флора Рассекающий Вихрь[16] Flora Rassekayushchiy Vikhrʹ Speaker (Flora Sundering the Whirlwind ru), 斩風之芙罗拉[17] Zhǎn Fēng zhī Fúluōlā Speaker (Windcutting Flora zh-hk), 斬風的芙蘿菈 [18] Zhǎn Fēng de Fúluólā Speaker (Windcutting Flora zh-tw)

Original name

フローラ[19] Furōra Speaker

Rank No.

8 of the Current Generation[20]

Current status

Killed in Battle of the North

Ties

Organization

Class

Offensive:[21] 抜刀瞬撃[22] Battō Madoka Geki Speaker (Instant Drawn Sword Attack)

Technique

風斬り[23] Kaze Kiri Speaker (Windcutter)[24]

Quote

And so, whether they like it or not, the strong ones take command over those below them. That is the duty assigned to the strong ones.[25]

Anime voice

Cosima Ertl (de),
Trina Nishimura (en-us),
Ludovica De Caro (it),
Miyu Matsuki (ja)

First appearance

Scene 50, Anime Scene 18

EtymologyEdit

Roman originEdit

The original Japanese Claymore name, フローラ, transliterates from "Flora," deriving from the Latin flosis (flower). The Roman goddess of beauty and flowers. Both the goddess and Claymore character are depicted as physically beautiful.

May allude to the earlier Flora of Berserk, who in her flame form has an ethereal appearance as the Claymore character.[26]

NicknameEdit

Flora's nickname is often understood as "cutting the wind." The Ediciones Glénat España translation leaves out Flora's name—"The One who Cuts the Wind" (La que Corta el Viento).[27]

AppearanceEdit

PhysicalEdit

Dramatic heart-shaped face, framed with tendrils of curly hair, mid-back length. Taller than average.

Flora from anime
Flora from anime

Similar in appearance to Griffith, the androgynous, main antagonist in the Berserk series.

UniformEdit

"Ribbon" would describe in a word Flora's equipment. A "ribbon and bow"[28] buckle holds 3-layer spaulders on her shoulder.[29] vambraces with ribbon clasps cover the forearms. chausses with ribbony tops protect the legs up to the knees.

Even the lightly built carrier has ribbon-like guides on the bottom end.

PersonalityEdit

Diplomatic personality, even when imposing discipline on the Pieta battle group.[30]

Most dubs follow the soft-spoken, soprano voice of the Japan original. The Yamato Video dub (it) differs in conception with a deeper voice and more assertive manner.[31]

In Chaldean Numerology, the number 8, Flora's number, is often viewed as the number of undeserving and tragic misfortune. Often aware of their fate, 8s persevere to the bitter end in defense of the weaker.

DatasheetEdit

BaselineEdit

Height: 180cm (5ft 10.86).[32] Dominant arm: right[33]

ClassEdit

Flora is an offensive type warrior, her ability being Instant Drawn Sword Attack.[34]

TechniqueEdit

Instant Drawn Sword Attack enables Windcutter.[35]

Organization assessmentEdit

The Organization notes instant sword technique with minimal Yoma power use. Also, her promoting awareness of leadership responsibilities, which are natually imposed on stronger warriors.[36]

Flora's equipment
Flora's equipment

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown.

Battle of the NorthEdit

Member of the battle group in Pieta during the Battle of the North. Assigned to lead Team Flora: Lily (No. 18), Wendy (No. 30) and Carla (No. 39) and Clare (No. 47).[37]

Claymore Flora00:30

Claymore Flora


Flora quelling the mob

Quells mob with demonstration of Windcutter.[38]

Engagement IEdit

During the first engagement with the three scouts, Team Flora fights the Armadillo awakened. Flora, Lily, Wendy and Clare are pinned on a rooftop by a technique resembling Yoma Energy Alignment and Control.[39] Armadillo then remote controls Carla to execute Team Flora.

Clare "asks" Ilena for help. Ilena's arm, on its own volition, shatters the roof with Quicksword, toppling everyone into the floor below.[40] Team Undine reinforces Team Flora. Deneve and Undine sever Armadillo's head. When the head tries to escape, Flora and Clare cut it to pieces.[41]

After the first engagement, Flora tries to mollify Undine by explaining Miria's strategy.

Later, Flora tests Clare's sword fighting abilities to see if Clare can replace Flora as team leader.[42] Anime version has Jean preventing the fight.[43]

Engagement IIEdit

In the manga, Flora 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.[44]

Claymore Stegosaur Awakened in Flora's trap00:56

Claymore Stegosaur Awakened in Flora's trap


Flora's trap

The Northern Army invades Pieta. Lily and Wendy flee the Stegosaur awakened. Flora and Clare ambush Stegosaur on the roof in the manga,[45]. Or an alley in the anime.[46]

Rigaldo decides to decapitate the battle group leadership. He kills Veronica and Undine, then wounds Jean. Clare awakens and attacks. But Rigaldo repels Clare and kills Flora.[47]

Flora's sword appears in a graveyard.[48]

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, Tokyopop, Scene 50, p. 155
  2. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 50, p. 155
  3. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 50, p. 151
  4. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 50, p. 83
  5. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 50, p. 155
  6. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 50, p. 155
  7. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 50, p. 155
  8. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 50, p. 155
  9. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 51, p. 169
  10. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 169
  11. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 51, p. 169
  12. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 51, p. 169
  13. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 51, p. 165
  14. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  15. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 51, p. 169
  16. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 51, p. 169
  17. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 51 p. 169
  18. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 51, p. 169
  19. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 50, p. 155
  20. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  21. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  22. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  23. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 51, p. 169
  24. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 169
  25. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 108
  26. Berserk 27, Jets Comics, p. 70
  27. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 50, p. 155
  28. Claymore DVD booklet, p. 32
  29. Claymore "Master Book Sequence 4," p. 12
  30. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 166–167
  31. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 18
  32. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  33. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  34. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  35. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  36. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  37. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 170–173; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  38. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 166; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  39. Claymore 10, Scene 52, pp. 24–28; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  40. Claymore 10, Scene 52, pp. 29–31; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  41. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 78–81; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  42. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 108
  43. Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  44. Claymore 12, Scene 66, pp. 83–87
  45. Claymore 10, Scene 57, pp. 164–167
  46. Claymore, Anime Scene 21
  47. Claymore 10, Scene 57, p. 184; Claymore, Anime Scene 21
  48. Claymore 12, Scene 65, p. 68

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