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Luciela x Rafaela
Luciela x Rafaela
Luciela x Rafaela

VIZ Media name

N/A

Variant

N/A

Original name

ルシエラxラファエラ[1] Rushiera x Rafaera

Rank No.

1 of Luciela Era[2] (Luciela),
2 of Luciela Era[3] and 5 of Current Generation[4] (Rafaela)

Current status

Awakened into the Destroyer

Ties

Organization

Class

Unknown

Technique

Unknown

Quote

Beautiful, isn't it? I've lived a long time and I've never seen anything this exquisite.[5]

First appearance

Scene 82

  • Scene 093 Destroyer—7 phases ↓
    • Luciela x Rafaela link I. Luciela x Rafaela
    • Destroyer link II. Twin goddesses
      • Parasitic Rod link Rod ↓
        • Hellcat link Hellcat
        • Infected Host link Infected host
    • Yoma Energy Mass link III. Mass being
    • Yoma Energy Mass + Clare IV. Mass being + Clare
    • Scene 109 V. Cocoon
    • Destroyer-Priscilla VI. Destroyer–Priscilla
    • Destroyer-Riful's Daughter VII. Destroyer–Riful's daughter

EtymologyEdit

Unnamed by characters. "Luciela x Rafaela" appears on world map of Claymore advertisement, July 2009 Jump SQ.

"X" means "multiplied by" or "times," alluding to the power of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.

VIZ Media edition only has generic descriptions of merged sisters and never gives the entity a proper name.

First phase of the Destroyer.

AppearanceEdit

Embraced bodies of Luciela and Rafaela melded together.

DatasheetEdit

ClassEdit

Unknown type and ability.

HistoryEdit

SistersEdit

AwakeningEdit

In flashback, warrior No. 1, Luciela, fully awakens during first Controlled Awakening experiment. Her younger sister, Rafaela, is unable change back Luciela. Luciela wreaks havoc on Organization Headquarters and escapes.[6] As a result, Rafaela is decommissioned as warrior and goes into exile.[7]

RecommissionedEdit

After an indeterminate number of years, Rubel finds Rafaela living in cave. He tells her that the now adult Teresa was lost, along with warriors No. 2 through 5. He offers the position of No. 5 to Rafaela, who accepts in exchange for Luciela's whereabouts.[8]

DeathEdit

After the Organization's defeat in Pieta, Isley invades Mucha. [9]

In the ensuing combat, Isley fires his crossbow. Shot with arrows, Luciela resembles Renaissance paintings of St. Sebastian.[10]

Eventually, Isley defeats Luciela. Rafaela, who watched the combat, finds a weakened Luciela kneeling in a stream. They embrace, but Rafaela breaks Luciela's back. Rafaela injects Yoma power into Luciela and they merge.[11]

Later Riful, who arrives too late to help Luciela,[12] finds the merged sisters and brings them back to Lautrec.[13]

LautrecEdit

RenéeEdit

CaptiveEdit

After 7-year timeskip, Riful captures Renée near Doga.[14]

Renée regains consciousness. She hangs from ceiling of castle cellar. Her arm is missing. Below sits Riful.[15]

Renée sees both legs missing—she screams. Riful offers to let Renée reattach her limbs if she cooperates.[16]

Dauf drags in a strange object. He raises it in front of Renée. She gazes in horror at the fused-bodies of Luciela x Rafaela.[17] Riful tells Renée of her goal to awaken the entity.[18]

VisitorEdit

After her fight with Dauf, Clare watches him revert to human form as he enters Riful's lair—Witch's Maw II.[19]

Race against timeEdit

In the cellar, Renée tries reattaching her limbs as quickly as possible. She senses Luciela x Rafaela awakening, while Riful is distracted by the commotion upstairs.[20]

CombatEdit

As Dauf and Clare fight, they destroy the castle interior. Clare escapes through a hole in the wall. Riful grabs Dauf with her tentacles, stopping him from doing more damage. After he explains what happened, Riful searches for Clare.[21]

EscapeEdit

Renée takes a suppressant and escapes. Dauf tries to pursue her, but she loses him.[22]

ClareEdit

Dream worldEdit

While Riful and Dauf are preoccupied with Renée, Clare reenters castle (Witch's Maw II). She finds the chamber where hangs Luciela x Rafaela.[23]

Dream within dreamEdit

Clare enters the mind of Luciela x Rafaela. In a dream world, Clare and Jean meet Rafaela in a replay from Scene 50.[24]

When Clare reaches out, Jean is gone. Rafaela attacks and kills Clare. [25]

"Real" dreamEdit

Clare awakes in darkness. Fight was only a dream within a dream. Rafaela says Clare entered Rafaela's mind. And everything and one are regenerated from Clare's memories.[26]

Rafaela says there is "something" that Clare must know. And adds that Clare is making "a grave mistake."[27]

But Clare has little time left before Rafaela awakens. Clare must defeat Rafaela—Clare's death here would result in her physical death.[28]

Clare resorts to Quicksword and kills Rafaela with the right arm of Ilena, who Rafaela executed seven years ago.[29]

AwakeningEdit

In a Yoma power explosion, Rafaela awakens. As Clare is hurled back, all Rafaela's memories and emotions are inscribed in Clare. Among which is "the thing you must know."[30]

Elsewhere, Cynthia senses Rafaela's memories and emotions streaming into Clare.[31]

Clare's naked body emerges from a sea of Yoma tissue. She gazes on sky-high entity—the Destroyer—a demonic parody of twin goddesses of love, Teresa and Clare.[32]

Last act of Rafaela is returning Clare's sword and clothes.[33]

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. Jump SQ, July 2009, Claymore
  2. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 733
  3. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 733
  4. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 733
  5. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 161
  6. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 7–8
  7. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 12–13
  8. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 23
  9. Claymore 11, Scene 62, p. 154
  10. Claymore 11, Scene 63, p. 179
  11. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 28–37
  12. Claymore 13, Scene 71, p. 50–51
  13. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 143
  14. Claymore 15, Scene 81, p. 131
  15. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 135
  16. Claymore 15, Scene 82, pp. 138–140
  17. Claymore 15, Scene 82, pp. 142–143
  18. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 164
  19. Claymore 17, Scene 91, p.39
  20. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 43–44
  21. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 44–53
  22. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 48–59
  23. Claymore 17, Scene 91, p. 61
  24. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 65
  25. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 67—74
  26. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 77
  27. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 78
  28. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 82
  29. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 84–87
  30. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 88–91
  31. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 92
  32. Claymore 17, Scene 93, p. 108
  33. Claymore 17, Scene 93, p. 108

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