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Roxanne
Roxanne
Roxanne, tankōbon 22 front fold

Roxanne's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Roxanne[1] Speaker (en-us)

Variant

Name: Roxanne[2][3][4] (de Speaker, es-es Speaker, it Speaker), 록산느[5] Logsanneu Speaker (ko)
Nickname: Roxanne die Temperamentvolle[6] Speaker (Roxanne the Temperamental de), Roxanne of Love and Hate[7] Speaker (en-us), Roxanne del Amor y el Odio[8] Speaker (es-es), Roxanne dell'Amore e dell'Odio[9] Speaker (it), 愛憎のロクサーヌ[10] No Rokusānu Aizō Speaker (Roxanne of Love and Hate ja)

Original name

ロクサーヌ[11] Rokusānu Speaker

Rank No.

1,[12] 2,[13] 5,[14] 11,[15] 24,[16] 35[17] of the Old Generation (unknown era)

Status

Resurrected, awakened, killed by Cassandra

Ties

Organization

Class

Unknown

Technique

Unknown

Quote

They carved you up pretty badly, but I was the one who finished you off, Cassandra.[18]

First appearance

Scene 113

EtymologyEdit

The original Japanese Claymore name, ロクサーヌ, transliterates from "Roxanne," from Latin form of Ρωξανη (Roxane), Greek form of the Persian or Bactrian روشنک Roshanak (bright beauty).

The name of numerous literary heroines, most notably of Daniel Defoe's novel, Roxana (1724). Also the heroine of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac (1897).

AppearanceEdit

Claymore warriorEdit

PhysicalEdit

Roxanne wears her hair in "twin tails" (ツインテール tsuin teeru Speaker), a common manga hairstyle among schoolgirl characters. Also see mega twintails. Compare to Luciela.

Appears to wear eye-makeup and has a mole under the right eye.

UniformEdit

Old Generation uniform. A butterfly-shaped buckle holds 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders and a lightly built sword carrier between the cervical and thoracic of the spine.[19] The faulds skirt has a protective seat plate.[20]

AwakenedEdit

Similar to the metal sculptures of Pablo PicassoArt Deco, industrial form, with skeletal arms, cymbal-like breasts and wings resembling Roxanne's faulds. The head has a hooded, sphinx-like appearance.[21]

PersonalityEdit

Sardonic. Serial partnership and mimicry tropes resemble "Olga Semyonovna" of Anton Chekhov’s short story The Darling, where a series of marriages ends in the death of the husband. Black widow "bond and kill" behavior pattern resembles a bipolar disorder.

Has odd sense of fair-play in fighting Twin Trainees.[22] Her moniker derives from her serial "Love and Hate" relationships.

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

DatasheetEdit

ClassEdit

Unknown type. Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," her ability and baselines are unknown. Appears to have a high sensing baseline. Unknown sensing ability similar to Alignment.

TechniqueEdit

Sensing ability enables replication of other warriors' techniques. Can also reduce own Yoma power signature.[23]

Roxanne is powerful enough to cut down the Claymore rebels and defeat the Twin Trainees.[24]

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown. First mentioned during Executive meeting with Dae.[25]

UranusEdit

When Roxanne is Claymore warrior No.35, she befriends No.31—Uranus—whose sword gouging technique Roxanne imitates. By the time Roxanne becomes No. 24, her mentor dies mysteriously during a hunt.[26]

NadineEdit

Roxanne's next victim, No. 9—Nadine—wears an eye patch. Nadine uses Yoma power sensing to compensate for her lack of depth perception.[27]

During a hunt with No. 9, Roxanne also "loses" eye and wears eye-patch. Again, Roxanne imitates her mentor's technique. The two become "friends," but No. 9 dies mysteriously during hunt.[28]

Roxanne removes her eye patch, revealing an uninjured eye.[29] Later, Elizabeth dies after Roxanne copies Elizabeth's sword technique.[30]

CassandraEdit

Roxanne meets No. 1—Cassandra—when Roxanne is No. 5.

Roxanne repeats "Black Widow" routine—idolizing a lonely, friendless mentor, imitating her technique and mannerisms. She even copies Cassandra's left handedness. But Cassandra keeps her technique a secret—even from Roxanne.[31]

Roxanne stalks Cassandra, who always hunts alone and discovers her secret.[32]

PresentEdit

RebellionEdit

Claymore warriorEdit

Flash forward to present. At Organization Headquarters, the resurrected Roxanne defeats Twin Trainees.

While waiting for them to reattach their limbs, Roxanne watches Cassandra fight Audrey, Rachel and Nina. Roxanne again sees Cassandra's technique.[33]

Cassandra bobs head like metronome. Her body falls to ground. Then reveals the origin of Roxanne's nickname for her—"Dusteater".[34]

AwakenedEdit

But after defeating Audrey, Rachel and Nina, Cassandra remembers her death, causing her old wounds to reopen.[35]

FlashbackEdit

During a failed awakened hunt, Roxanne allows warrior No. 35 to die. Cassandra returns to Organization Headquarters to confront Roxanne, who baits her to attacks all the warriors en masse.[36]

During the battle, Roxanne delivers the coup de grace to Cassandra.[37]

PresentEdit

As Cassandra remembers her past, she awakens into a huge prone, humanoid form, with tentacles supporting the body.[38]

Cassandra sends out hydra-like tentacles, ending with human heads that strike the ground. Roxanne is ecstatic. She attacks Cassandra.[39]

After impaling Hysteria, an armless Miria thinks of joining forces with Roxanne. Suddenly, the limbless torso of Roxanne falls to the ground.[40] Soon the limbless torso of Roxanne awakens.[41]

Scene 121a
Roxanne awakened

Rivalry revivedEdit

Limbless, Audrey orders the Twin Trainees to evacuate the other trainees. But the Twins begin to evacuate the wounded Claymore warriors instead.[42]

Roxanne has awakened into an industrial sculpture form, with Sphinx-like head.[43]

Roxanne picks up a wounded Claymore warrior to eat. But a Twin cuts free the warrior.[44]

When Roxanne tries to capture the Twin, Cassandra interferes. The battle between the two awakeneds begins.[45]

BarrageEdit

Cassandra continues eating as she battles Roxanne.[46] Despite the proximity of the Hysteria-Miria dual, Cassandra and Roxanne fight on, oblivious to the other battle. Roxanne launches her blades at Cassandra.[47]

Wounding Cassandra, there is a lull in the fighting as Roxanne steps on Cassandra's face.[48]

Ground zeroEdit

Miria is losing the fight, but doggedly lures Hysteria into position. 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,[49] then launches herself at hyper-speed past Hysteria, leaving Hysteria at ground zero.[50]

The endEdit
Roxanne's attackEdit

Roxanne's volley sends blades in all directions. On the ground, Miria's comrades flee the area.[51]

Out of bladesEdit

Though Roxanne discharged two armloads of blades, they prove too little too late. Having spent her blades, Roxanne is now helpless. The hydra-tentacles of Cassandra now completely consume Roxanne.[52]

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, Scene 110, p. 82
  13. Claymore 21, Scene 119, p. 184
  14. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 113
  15. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 113
  16. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 109
  17. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 103
  18. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 101
  19. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 117
  20. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 68
  21. Claymore 22, Shueisha, Scene 121, pp. 48–49
  22. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 100
  23. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p.
  24. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 100
  25. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 82
  26. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 109
  27. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 110
  28. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 112
  29. Claymore 21, Shueisha edition, Scene 117, p. 112
  30. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 112
  31. Claymore, Scene 117, p. 117
  32. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 119
  33. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 127–133
  34. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 131
  35. Claymore 21, Scene 119, pp. 178–180
  36. Claymore 21, Scene 119, pp. 185–191
  37. Claymore 21, Scene 119, p. 192
  38. Jump SQ, December 2011, Claymore, Scene 120, pp. 270–271
  39. Jump SQ, December 2011, Claymore, Scene 120, pp. 273–275
  40. Jump SQ, December 2011, Claymore, Scene 120, p. 290–291
  41. Jump SQ, December 2011, Claymore, Scene 120, p. 298
  42. Jump SQ, January 2011, Claymore, Scene 121, p. 185
  43. Jump SQ, January 2012, Claymore, Scene 121, pp. 186–187
  44. Jump SQ, January 2012, Claymore, Scene 121, pp. 188–189
  45. Jump SQ, January 2012, Claymore, Scene 121, pp. 190–193
  46. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 241
  47. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 249
  48. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 252
  49. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 265
  50. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 267
  51. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, pp. 676–677
  52. Jump SQ, May 2012, Claymore, Scene 125, pp. 684–688

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