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Veronica
Veronica in Uniform
Veronica in uniform

Veronica's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Veronica[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Veronika[2] (de Speaker), Veronica[3] (it Speaker), Verónica[4] (es-es Speaker), Véronique[5] (fr Speaker), 베로니카[6] Belonika (ko), Вероника[7] Veronika Speaker (ru), Веронику[8] Veroniku Speaker (ru), 比羅里加[9] Bǐluólǐjiā Speaker (zh-hk), 貝洛妮卡[10] Bèiluònīkǎ Speaker (zh-tw)

Original name

ベロニカ[11] Veronika Speaker

Rank No.

13 of the Current Generation[12]

Current status

Killed in Battle of the North

Ties

Organization

Class

Defensive:[13] unknown ability

Technique

Unknown

Quote

Both of us are defensive warriors, so it doesn't matter.

Anime voice

Denise Gorzelanny (de),
Kristi Bingham (en-us),
Akeno Watanabe (ja)

First appearance

Scene 51, Anime Scene 18

EtymologyEdit

"Veronica" possibly derives from the Late Latin veraiconica (true image). Or the Macedonian-Greek Φερενικη Pherenike (bringer of victory).

Compare to Nike. Name of two saints, Berenice of Caesarea Philippi and Veronica Giuliani.

AppearanceEdit

PhysicalEdit

Typical Yagi heart-shaped face, accentuated by widow's peak—similar to Ophelia's. Waist-length hair pulled back in ponytail. 1950ish US teen appearance.

Veronica
Veronica in anime

UniformEdit

Chevron-patterned buckle holds 2-layered spaulders on the shoulders and a medium-built carrier between the cervical and thoracic of the spine. Her faulds skirt has a rhomboid seat plate.[14]

Veronica's equipment
Veronica's equipment

PersonalityEdit

Quiet and reserved. Utter lack of self-importance.

DatasheetEdit

ClassEdit

Veronica is a defensive type warrior.[15] Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," her ability and baselines are unknown.

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown. Previous friendship with Cynthia before Pieta is a common forum conjecture, but absent in the manga text.

Battle of the NorthEdit

Member of the battle group in Pieta during the Battle of the North. Assigned to lead Team Veronica: Cynthia (No. 14), Helen (No. 22), Pamela (No. 35) and Matilda (No. 41).[16]

Engagement IEdit

During the first engagement with the three scouts, Team Jean is decimated by the Insectile awakened, all team members but Jean lying wounded.

Team Jean is rescued by Team Veronica. Veronica and Cynthia act as decoys, deliberately taking hits, both being of the defensive type.[17] Helen immobilizes Insectile's legs, enabling Jean to use Drill Sword to shear them off.

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Claymore Veronica


Veronica and Cynthia in action

Veronica and Cynthia chop up the legless torso.[18]

Engagement IIEdit

Veronica appears in Yuma's flashback. In the banquet hall of the Eastern Inn, Miria holds a meeting with the battle group. She tells everyone to take a half dose of suppressant. If rendered unconscious during combat, a warrior will radiate no aura, making her appear dead to both the Northern Army and Organization.[19]

The Northern Army invades Pieta. During the second engagement, Cynthia is unable to protect Veronica from Rigaldo. He kills Veronica. Cynthia tries to counterattack, but Rigaldo escapes to kill Undine, then wounds Jean. Clare awakens and attacks. But Rigaldo repels Clare and kills Flora.[20]

AftermathEdit

In Lautrec, after the 7-year timeskip, a dying Cynthia reminiscences about Veronica's death, describing her survivor's guilt and a desire to avenge, but no prior relation with Veronica.[21]

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. 170
  2. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 51, p. 170
  3. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 51, p. 166
  4. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 51, p. 170
  5. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 51, p. 170
  6. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 51, p. 170
  7. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 51, p. 170
  8. Claymore 11, Comix-ART, Scene 58, p. 10
  9. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 51, p. 170
  10. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 51, p. 170
  11. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 51, p. 170
  12. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  13. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  14. Claymore Master Book.3, Yamato Video, p. 5
  15. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  16. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 170–173; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  17. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 60; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  18. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 66–67; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  19. Claymore 12, Scene 66, pp. 83–87
  20. Claymore 10, Scene 57, pp. 174–184; Claymore, Anime Scene 21
  21. Claymore 18, Scene 98, p. 75

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