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Strong Sword
Strong Sword
Rachel attacking with Strong Sword

VIZ Media name

Strong Sword[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Klinge grob[2] (Coarse Sword de), Épée Vigoureuse[3] (fr Speaker)

Original name

剛の剣[4] goh no ken Speaker (sword of rigidness)

Class

Offensive:[5] unknown ability

Description

Sword acts as leaf-spring—sprung out on attack

Current status

Extant

User

Rachel

Associated technique

Unknown

Quote

One plugs her sword into the ground. And then hacks everything down with a Strong Sword.[6]

First appearance

Scene 69

EtymologyEdit

剛の剣 translates as "sword of rigidness"—a description, not a proper name. VIZ Media uses the proper name "Strong Sword." Unnamed in the Italian and Spanish translations, which describe only as in the original Japanese text.[7][8]

Riful describes Rachel's sword acting as a rigid leaf-spring.

DescriptionEdit

Rachel's unnamed strength ability enables this technique: blade is bent back, which springs out on attack.

The stiffness of the sword blade requires tremendous force to bend back. Great force is released as a result.

The two methods of bending: the sword point is anchored into ground, then dragged and sprung out. Or the blade is bent back by the blade of a second sword. The second sword then releases the first sword.

HistoryEdit

Audrey's huntEdit

Riful greets Audrey's hunt.

The hunt captain introduces herself as No. 3, Audrey. And the next highest ranking warrior as No. 5, Rachael.[9]

Rachel proceeds to use her technique on Riful. Rachel drags her sword point into ground, then springs out the blade, cutting Riful's tentacles.[10]

But Riful is still standing. Rachel attacks midair, her sword blade held back by Audrey's, only to be sprung.[11] Riful pretends to be hurt as she tests the two warriors for sensing ability.

RealizationEdit

Miria sees that Audrey and Rachel are no match for Riful. She orders Deneve, Helen and Clare to follow her. The Ghosts rush to save Audrey and Rachel from themselves.[12]

All attacks, including Audrey's, prove ineffectual.[13]

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. 184
  2. Claymore 12, Tokyopop, Scene 69, p. 184
  3. Claymore 12, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 69, p. 184
  4. Claymore 12, Shueisha, Scene 69, p. 184
  5. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  6. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 184
  7. Claymore 12, Star Comics, Scene 69, p. 180
  8. Claymore 12, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 69, p. 184
  9. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 165
  10. Claymore 12, Scene 69, pp. 167–171
  11. Claymore 12, Scene 69, p. 188
  12. Claymore 12, Scene 69, pp. 180–181
  13. Claymore 13, Scene 70, p. 16

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