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Hysteria
Hysteria
Hysteria, tankōbon 21 front cover panel

Hysteria's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Hysteria[1] Speaker (en-us)

Variant

Name: Hysteria[2][3][4] (de Speaker, es-es Speaker, it Speaker), 히스테리아[5] Hiseutelia Speaker (ko)
Nickname: Hysteria, die Elegante[6] Speaker (de), Hysteria the Elegant[7] Speaker (en-us), Hysteria la elegante[8] Speaker (es-es), Hysteria l'armoniosa[9] Speaker (Hysteria the harmonious it), 流麗のヒステリア[10] Ryūrei no hisuteria Speaker (Elegant/Flowing Hysteria ja)

Original name

ヒステリア[11] Hisuteria Speaker

Rank No.

1[12] of the Old Generation (unknown era)

Current status

Resurrected, awakened, killed by Roxanne and Cassandra

Ties

Organization

Class

Unknown

Technique

Elegant Technique

Quote

I hate most is being ignored.[13]

First appearance

Scene 113

EtymologyEdit

The original Japanese Claymore name derives from the Greek ὑστέρα (hystera = uterus).

Hysteria's nickname, the Chinese loan words 流麗, usually means "flowing," but can mean "weeping" or "elegant." Hysteria's technique itself may be far from simple, or elegant.

There are various Japanese spellings for "elegant" and "elegance," the most conventional being エレガント (elegant) and エレガンス (elegance). 流麗 is common in East Asian ad copy, used in the Madison AvenueFitzrovia sense of "streamline" or "sleek."

The furigana りゅうれい[14] ryū rei (flowing, elegant) superscripted over 流麗 adds no additional meaning nor clarifies if "flowing" or "elegant" is the intended meaning of 流麗.

AppearanceEdit

Claymore warriorEdit

PhysicalEdit

Combo hairstyle—mid-length hair—ponytail with four cornrow braids.[15]

Unknown height. Appears taller than Miria, whose height is 175cm (5ft 8.89in).[16]

UniformEdit

Old Generation uniform. Shark-tooth-shaped buckle holds 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders. The faulds skirt has no seat plate.[17]

AwakenedEdit

Form IEdit

Dada-like juxtaposition. Upper torso resembles harpy ship's figurehead. Lower torso has Swiss Army knife look—bristling with Cubist sabres and spider legs. Her head is similar to Rado's.

Hysteria Awakened link

Form IIEdit

Hysteria sheds her pupal shell, legs and blades, molting into a mosquito-like form, with two new pair of legs and wings.[18]

Form II

PersonalityEdit

Likes being center of attention—dislikes being ignored. Has scant memory of past, though remembers her death on Rockwell Hill.[19]

In Chaldean Numerology, the number 1, Hysteria's number, is the number of someone fated to dominate over all others. Or fail catastrophically.

DatasheetEdit

Claymore warriorEdit

ClassEdit

Unknown type. Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," her ability and baselines are unknown.

TechniqueEdit

Miria describes describes agility-based technique as 流麗 (flowing/elegant).[20] The Elegant technique shares similarities with the Phantom.

But where Miria gains distance from attacks, leaving afterimages, Hysteria makes passing attacks, her afterimage "flowing" through target, hence the most probable translation of the moniker 流麗.[21]

AwakenedEdit

Use of blades possibly similar to reeled spear-gun-like tentacles of Dreadlock awakened, [22] anchored blades allowing sudden movement and turns in any direction.

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown. First mentioned during Executive meeting with Dae.[23]

ResurrectionEdit

At Organization Headquarters, Dae gets permission to resurrect Cassandra, Hysteria and Roxanne.[24]

Later, during Claymore warrior rebellion, Dae releases the resurrected No. 1s. During the engagement between the warriors and Abyss Feeders, the No. 1s cut down everyone en masse.[25]

MiriaEdit

First combatEdit

Rockwell HillEdit

Miria fights Elegant Hysteria, who mentions Rockwell Hill. Miria realizes a resurrected Hysteria stands before her. Miria remembers Hysteria's history—a warrior who neither sent a black card, nor submitted to execution, before reaching her limit.[26]

On Rockwell Hill, an unspecified number of warriors were killed before killing Hysteria.[27]

"Old" PhantomEdit

During "David versus Goliath" combat, Miria revives the original Phantom, barely surviving each strike from Hysteria.[28] Finally, Miria increases her baseline Yoma power to the Phantom's burst level, then jumps it from there.[29]

"Inelegant" HysteriaEdit

Miria can now strike Hysteria, even though she also sustains wounds. Hysteria is appalled at this crude technique.[30]

Miria's trap IEdit

Despite Cassandra's awakening, Hysteria continues the fight with Miria—she cuts of Miria's arm. Miria realizes that Hysteria has guessed Miria's timing. In a desperate stratagem, Miria repeats Clare's stratagem,[31] Miria lets Hysteria cut off her other arm.[32]

Unknown to Hysteria, Miria spotted a lost sword on the battlefield. Miria throws her armless body over it—hiding it—then waits for Hysteria.

When Hysteria comes to deliver the coup de grace, Miria clutches the sword hilt in her teeth and runs Hysteria through the neck. Hysteria collapses,[33] but soon awakens.[34]

TurnaboutEdit

As Miria evacuates another wounded warrior, she confronts the awakened Hysteria, who cannot swallow, due to the sword in her throat.[35]

Miria rejects Hysteria's offer to let Miria go free if Miria removes the sword. Hysteria dodges Miria's attack. Mira further awakens, but is pulled back to earth by Anastasia's hair. The Ghosts, Anastasia's hunt and Dietrich have arrived.[36]

Second combatEdit

Cynthia calms Miria's Yoma power, while Yuma heals Miria's injuries. Meantime, Deneve and Ghosts decide to rescue the two warriors impaled on Hysteria's limbs.

FlyingEdit

Six warriors attack—Deneve, Anastasia, Dietrich, Nike, Helen and Tabitha. They use Anastasia's Winged Technique to stay aloft, high-wire style.[37]

Hysteria evades Helen's Flexible Limb Stretching-Drill Sword attack, but fails to spot Dietrich and Nike, who cut free the captives. Anastasia and Helen catch the plunging warriors.[38]

Yoma power hidden, Tabitha succeeds in approaching Hysteria, then clipping her wings. But when the others close in, Hysteria instantly retreats to earth. The warriors are left crossing each others swords.[39]

CounterattackEdit

Suddenly, Hysteria flies skyward, destroying Deneve's left arm, then Nike's right.[40] High above the suspended warriors, Hysteria fires something—it carves out the side of Dietrich's abdomen. Only Anastasia, Helen and Tabitha remain uninjured.[41]

Hysteria's secretEdit

As Hysteria fires her tethered blades, Miria analyzes the situation.

On the ground, Hysteria's sudden turns and stops are due to leg traction, similar to the great claw Clare used to control her speed in Pieta.[42] When aloft, Hysteria's blades, once anchored, allow her to suddenly change direction, horizontally or down.[43]

Miria begins to awaken, hoping that she only fights Hysteria and not turn on the warriors. But Deneve persuades Miria to fight and die as a human.[44]

Deneve shows Miria how to use Anastasia's hair by injecting one's Yoma energy to adjust the strength. Midair, Miria devise a plan.[45] She has Anastasia weave together several hair strands, in which all eight warriors begin to inject Yoma power.[46]

Deneve and the Ghosts watch as Miria draws Hysteria into the maelstrom between Cassandra and Roxanne.[47]

MoltingEdit

Cassandra continues eating as she fights Roxanne.[48] Using Flexible Limb Stretching, Helen again loosens the anchoring blades, unbalancing Hysteria's movement.[49] Suddenly, Hysteria sheds her pupal shell, molting into a mosquito-like form.[50]

BarrageEdit

Despite the proximity of the Hysteria-Miria dual, Cassandra and Roxanne fight on, oblivious to the other combat. Roxanne launches her faulds-like blades at Cassandra.[51]

Miria's trap IIEdit

No longer needing her blades to control her direction, Hysteria becomes even faster than before.[52]

Ground zeroEdit

Miria is losing the fight, being wounded repeatedly by Hysteria. But Miria doggedly lures Hysteria into position. Nearby, Cassandra dares Roxanne to use up her blades. Just before Roxanne launches her final volley to finish off Cassandra, Miria touches on Anastasia's cord of hair,[53] then launches herself at hyper-speed past Hysteria, fleeing ground zero.[54]

Trap sprungEdit

Hysteria, distracted in her pursuit of Miria, is hit by a blade midair, then bit by a hydra-tentacle from Cassandra, who mistook Hysteria as Roxanne.[55]

To die againEdit

The shattered remains of Hysteria barely clings to life. She pleads for help. Her soliloquy describes her feelings of betrayal when her comrades attacked her on Rockwell Hill. She remembers two warriors that fought her—warrior No. 4, Rosemary. And a mysterious, smiling warrior, resembling Teresa, a new single-digit that is never named. The smiling warrior's attack weakened Hysteria, allowing No. 4 to deliver the coup de grace.[56]

As Hysteria remembers the face of the smiling warrior, the remaining Yoma energy inside Hysteria takes over her mind. Hysteria begins speaking like Priscilla, accusing the unnamed warrior of being a murderer. Finally, the Yoma Energy takes the shape of Priscilla.[57]

Miria bounces backs from the shock. Deneve and Helen, also recognizing Priscilla, attack the image, but it is only an apparition, which dissipates. Hysteria is dead.[58]

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 20, Scene 110, p. 82
  2. Claymore 20, Tokyopop, Scene 110, p. 82
  3. Claymore 20, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 110, p. 82
  4. Claymore 20, Star Comics, Scene 110, p. 78
  5. Claymore 20, Daewon CI, Scene 110, p. 78
  6. Claymore 20, Tokyopop, Scene 110, p. 82
  7. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 82
  8. Claymore 20, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 110, p. 82
  9. Claymore 20, Star Comics, Scene 110, p. 78
  10. Claymore 20, Shueisha, Scene 110, p. 82
  11. Claymore 20, Shueisha, Scene 110, p. 82
  12. Claymore 20, Shueisha, Scene 110, p. 82
  13. Claymore 21, Shueisha, Scene 116, p. 91
  14. Claymore 20, Shueisha, Scene 110, p. 82
  15. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 87
  16. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 684
  17. Claymore 21, Scene 115, p. 68
  18. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 246
  19. Claymore 21, Shueisha, Scene 116, p. 88
  20. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 120, p. 287
  21. Claymore 21, Scene 116, pp. 92–94
  22. Claymore 10, Scene 52, pp. 8–9; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  23. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 82
  24. Claymore 20, Scene 110, pp. 86–87
  25. Claymore 21, Scene 116, pp. 72–79
  26. Claymore 21, Scene 116, pp. 88–90
  27. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 89
  28. Claymore 21, Scene 118, pp. 154–155
  29. Claymore 21, Scene 118, pp. 161–163
  30. Claymore 21, Scene 119, pp. 168–169
  31. Claymore 7, Scene 35, pp. 55–61
  32. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 120, p. 284
  33. Jump SQ, December 2011, Claymore, Scene 120, pp. 287–288
  34. Jump SQ, December 2011, Claymore , Scene 120, p. 299
  35. Jump SQ, January 2012, Claymore, Scene 121, pp. 196–201
  36. Jump SQ, January 2012, Claymore, Scene 121, pp. 202–207
  37. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, p. 621
  38. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, pp. 622–623
  39. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, pp. 624–627
  40. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, pp. 632–633
  41. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, p. 634
  42. Claymore 11, Scene 59, p. 60
  43. Jump SQ, March 2012, Claymore, Scene 123, p. 610
  44. Jump SQ, March 2012, Claymore, Scene 123, p. 623
  45. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, p. 676
  46. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 253–264
  47. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 238
  48. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124 , p. 241
  49. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 243
  50. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 246
  51. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 249
  52. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 255–256
  53. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 265
  54. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 267
  55. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, pp. 679–683
  56. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, pp. 689–691
  57. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, pp. 691–697
  58. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, pp. 699–700

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