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Rachel
Rachel
Rachel, tankōbon 21 front fold

Rachel's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Rachel[1] Speaker

Variant

Name: Rachel[2] [3][4] (de, es-es Speaker, fr Speaker), Reycel[5] (it Speaker), 레이첼[6] Leichel (ko), 蕾珍 Lěizhēn Speaker (zh-hk), 雷雀兒[7] Léiqiǎoer Speaker (zh-tw)
Nickname: Ray[8][9] (de, en-us)

Original name

レイチェル[10] Racheru Speaker

Rank No.

5 of the Next Generation[11]

Current status

Alive

Ties

Organization

Class

Offensive:[12] unknown ability

Technique

剛の剣[13] Goh no ken Speaker (Strong Sword)[14]

Quote

Perhaps it was the ghosts of the fallen warriors from seven years ago?[15]

First appearance

Scene 68

EtymologyEdit

レイチェル transliterates from "Rachel," from the Hebrew רָחֵל (ewe), a female lamb. A Puritan first name popularized during the English Reformation.

In the French and Italian translations, Raquel is also named "Rachel".[16][17]

In paradoxical context of Claymore character, Rachel becomes lamb-like in Riful's grasp.

AppearanceEdit

PhysicalEdit

Wears boy-cut, her blonde hair shaped in razor spikes.[18]

UniformEdit

A winged half-moon buckle holds 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders.[19] The faulds skirt lacks a seat plate.[20]

PersonalityEdit

Uncouth, brash. But Riful indulges Rachel for fun, before impaling her.

Closest associate appears to be Audrey.

In Chaldean Numerology, the number 5—Rachel's number—is the number of androgyny. A 5 puts the welfare of others before oneself.

DatasheetEdit

ClassEdit

Rachel is an offensive type.[21] Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," her ability and baselines are unknown. Has a high strength baseline.

TechniqueEdit

Riful calls Rachel's strength technique "Strong Sword," in which Rachel uses her sword as a rigid leaf-spring.[22]

Sword point anchored in ground, blade is bent back, which is sprung on attack.[23]

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown.

Audrey's HuntEdit

Speaking of GhostsEdit

In cold open of Scene 68, Rachel is first seen sitting on the body of an Awakened Being. Rachel gossips about the Dabi hunt in Alfons. Rachel says "Ghosts" from the Battle of the North saved Nina and her comrades.[24]

Meeting the GhostsEdit

Later, the Ghosts save Audrey and Rachel from themselves as Audrey's hunt fights Riful.[25] Miria uses psychology to elicit answers about Alicia and Beth from Audrey.[26]

RebellionEdit

Return from the deadEdit

When Miria attacks Organization Headquarters, she fights and defeats both Audrey and Rachel.[27] After appearing to be killed by the Claymore warriors, Miria returns to lead Rebellion.[28]

Audrey reaffirms Miria's "No kill" policy, then submits to Miria's command.[29]

Resurrected No. 1sEdit

While Miria fights Hysteria and the Twin Trainees fight Roxanne, Audrey, Rachel and Nina fight Cassandra. When Nina wounds Cassandra with Shadow-chaser, Cassandra revives her secret technique.[30]

Cassandra attacks with Dusteater. Feet anchored in ground as a pivot, her head begins bobbing like metronome (upside-down pendulum). As body collapses to ground-level, swinging to and fro, sword swings scythe-like, wide and close to ground—blade striking target's limbs.[31]

Cassandra's nickname reflects both technique and fate of target.[32]

Cassandra dodges Audrey's counterattack. Cassandra cuts off Audrey's arms. Then Rachel's remaining leg, then arms. Then Nina's arms.[33]

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.[34]

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 12, Scene 69, p. 165
  2. Claymore 12, Tokyopop, Scene 69, p. 165
  3. Claymore 12, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 69, p. 165
  4. Claymore 12, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 69, p. 165
  5. Claymore 12, Star Comics, Scene 69, p. 161
  6. Claymore 12, Daewon CI, Scene 69, p. 165
  7. Claymore 12, Ever Glory, Scene 69, p. 165
  8. Claymore 13, Tokyopop, Scene 72, p. 85
  9. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 164
  10. Claymore 12, Shueisha, Scene 69, p. 165
  11. Fragment of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  12. Fragment of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  13. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 184
  14. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 184
  15. Claymore 12, Scene 68, p. 135
  16. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 47, p. 43
  17. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 47, p. 39
  18. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 163
  19. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 163
  20. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 168
  21. Fragment of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  22. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 184
  23. Claymore 12, Scene 69, pp. 169–171
  24. Claymore 12, Scene 68, p. 135
  25. Claymore 13, Scene 70, pp. 26–31
  26. Claymore 13, Scene 72, p. 78
  27. Claymore 19, Scene 106, pp. 145–147
  28. Claymore 20, Scene 113, pp. 185–189
  29. Claymore 21, Scene 114, p. 14
  30. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 127
  31. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 129–130
  32. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 133
  33. Claymore 21, Scene 118, pp. 137–139
  34. Jump SQ, June 2012, Claymore, Scene 126, p. 258–261

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