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Undine
Undine
Undine in uniform

Undine's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Undine[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Name: Undine[2][3][4] (de Speaker, es-es Speaker, it anime), Ondine[5][6] (fr Speaker, it Speaker), 운디네[7] Undine (ko), Ундина[8] Undina Speaker (ru), 雲迪妮[9] Yúndínī Speaker (zh-hk), 文地涅[10] Wéndìniè Speaker (zh-tw)
Nickname: 双剣のウンディーネ[11] Sōken no Undīne Speaker (Undine of the Twin Swords)

Original name

ウンディーネ[12] Undīne Speaker

Rank No.

11 of the Current Generation[13]

Current status

Killed in Battle of the North

Ties

Organization

Class

Offensive:[14] 豪打斬撃[15] Gō Da Zangeki Speaker (Overwhelming Slash)

Technique

膂力増強[16] Ryoryoku Zōkyō Speaker (Muscular Enhancement), 双剣[17] Sō Ken Speaker (Twin Sword)

Quote

Our purpose is to battle Yoma and Awakened Ones—anywhere, anytime.[18]

Anime voice

Clarine Harp (en-us),
Cristina Giolitti (it),
Rie Ishizuka (ja),
Pinky Rebucas (tl)

First appearance

Scene 51, Anime Scene 18

EtymologyEdit

"Undine" derives from the Latin unda (wave). Coined by the medieval alchemist Paracelsus, who used it for water nymphs—minor goddesses which are small and delicate.

Deneve discovers by accident the true nymph-like form of Undine.

AppearanceEdit

PhysicalEdit

Aggressive arched eyes and brows. Waist-length hair. Face shaped like a Cornish shovel. Exaggerated, bulked-up muscles. Loud, boisterous voice and manner.

In her normal state, without released Yoma energy, Undine appears as her ethereal namesake.

Undine link
Undine from anime

UniformEdit

A "frog-mouth" buckle[19] holds 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders and a heavily built carrier between the cervical and thoracic of the spine. Undine's faulds skirt is a heavier version of the horizontal band array found on Rafaela's skirt.

Undine's equipment
Undine's equipment

PersonalityEdit

Irascible. Loud and boisterous surface hides a fragile psyche with a tragic past. Protective of those weaker than herself.

Displays a more positive attitude during the last meeting of the battle group, despite the dire situation.

DatasheetEdit

BaselineEdit

Height: 175cm (5ft 8.89in).[20] Dominant arm: right[21]

ClassEdit

Undine is an offensive type[22] warrior, her ability being Overwhelming Slash.[23] Constant Yoma energy release enables ability—muscular figure results.

TechniqueEdit

Overwhelming Slash enables Muscle Enhancement[24] and Twin Sword.

Muscle EnhancementEdit

Undine, feeling guilt over her friend's death, takes up her friend's sword. Undine builds a temporary muscular body in order to get permission from Organization to use two swords. But Deneve sees through facade even before seeing Undine's true form.[25]

Twin SwordEdit

A technique that Deneve calls "Two-Sword style" in the VIZ Media translation.[26]

EvaluationEdit

The Organization notes Undine's muscle-bound figure results from her constant Yoma energy release. She managed to convince the Organization to allow her two-sword technique, which uses brute force. But as a consequence, her manner is also brutal in tone.[27]

HistoryEdit

Early daysEdit

In flashback, an earlier untransformed, frail Undine stands over body of fallen friend. Undine holds her friend's sword. Face of Undine's Friend is not shown.[28]

Battle of the NorthEdit

Member of the battle group in Pieta during the Battle of the North. Assigned to lead Team Undine: Deneve (No. 15), Zelda (No. 24), Claudia (No. 36) and Yuliana (No. 43).[29]

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Claymore Undine


Undine at meeting

Initial, mutual hostility with Deneve.[30]

Engagement IEdit

During the engagement with the three scouts, the Armadillo awakened decimates Team Flora. Team Undine rescues Team Flora from destruction. In an ensuing fight, Deneve only halfway beheads Armadillo. Undine pushes Deneve's sword down using both her swords and helps decapitate Armadillo.[31]

Secret revealedEdit

After the engagement with the scouts, Undine argues with Miria over the strategy. Undine realizes what Miria confessed earlier to Clare—that the plan has no chance of success.

Despite Flora's attempt to mollify Undine by rationalizing the need for all warriors to experience combat, Undine storms off to the storage shed behind the Eastern Inn. Later inside the shed, Deneve discovers Undine's true deflated form. But Deneve sees her own past in Undine's.[32]

In the manga, Deneve implies that Undine's friend died because Undine was too weak to save her life. In the anime, Deneve implies that Undine's friend died while trying to save Undine's life. In either case, Undine takes up her friend's sword.[33]

Deneve makes peace with Undine and promises to help.[34]

Engagement IIEdit

The manga and anime diverge here.

MangaEdit

Undine appears in Yuma's flashback. In the banquet hall of the inn, Miria holds a meeting with the battle group. She tells everyone to take one half of a suppressant pill. If rendered unconscious during combat, a warrior will radiate no aura, making her appear dead to both the Northern Army and Organization.[35]

The Northern Army invades Pieta. After losing three awakened beings, the field commander Rigaldo decides to decapitate the battle group leadership. He kills Veronica and Undine, then wounds Jean. Clare awakens and attacks. But Rigaldo repels Clare and kills Flora.[36]

Rigaldo wounds Deneve. Deneve despairs she did not keep her word to help Undine.

On the village plaza, Deneve takes up Undine's sword before the last combat.[37]

After the 7-year timeskip, the sword of Undine's friend appears in the warrior graveyard.[38]

AnimeEdit

The Northern Army invades Pieta. The Rigaldo sequence is similar to the manga.[39] In the inn lobby, Deneve takes up Undine's sword before joining the pursuit of Clare to the volcano.[40]

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 9, Scene 51, p. 163
  2. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 51, p. 163
  3. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 51, p. 163
  4. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 18
  5. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 51, p. 163
  6. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 51, p. 159
  7. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 51, p. 163
  8. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 51, p. 163
  9. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 51, p. 163
  10. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 51, p. 163
  11. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  12. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 51, p. 163
  13. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  14. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  15. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  16. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  17. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  18. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 162
  19. Claymore "Master Book Sequence 4," avex, p. 11
  20. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  21. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  22. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  23. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  24. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 727
  25. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 163
  26. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 163
  27. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 729
  28. Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  29. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 171; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  30. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 163; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  31. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 77–78; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  32. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 100; Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  33. Claymore 10, Scene 55, pp. 114–115; Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  34. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 119; Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  35. Claymore 12, Scene 66, pp. 83–87
  36. Claymore 10, Scene 57, pp. 170–184
  37. Claymore 11, Scene 60, p. 91
  38. Claymore 12, Scene 65, p. 68
  39. Claymore, Anime Scene 21
  40. Claymore, Anime Scene 24

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