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Windcutter
Windcutter
Flora quelling mob

VIZ Media name

Windcutter[1] (en-us)

Variant

Corta el Viento[2] (The Wind Cut es-es), Tranchevent[3] (Razorwind fr), Tecnica Tagliavento[4] (Windbreaker Technique it)

Original name

風斬り[5] Kaze Kiri Speaker (Windcutter)[6]

Class

Offensive:[7] 抜刀瞬撃[8] Battō Madoka Geki Speaker (Instant Drawn Sword Attack)

Description

Attack target using Instant Drawn Sword Attack: instant draw, cut and re-sheathe of blade

Current status

Extant

User

Flora, Clare

Associated technique

Unknown

Quote

...the fastest there is in the simple act of drawing her sword, cutting and resheathing.[9]

First appearance

Scene 51, Anime Scene 18

EtymologyEdit

"Windcutter" may derive from seeing air turbulence, but not blade, in action.

Flora's datasheet names and describes the technique.[10] In the VIZ Media translation, Jean mentions Flora's nickname, "Windcutting," in Scene 51.[11] But only in Scene 55 does Flora actually name the technique,[12] as she does in other translations.

May allude to the earlier "Wind Sword" that the witches Flora and Schierke give to Serpico in the Berserk series. However, this sword consists of a single feather from a giant eagle and cuts targets at a distance without sword contact.[13]

The technique of the Claymore Flora resembles Laido.

NicknameEdit

Flora's nickname is often understood as "cutting the wind." The Ediciones Glénat España translation leaves out Flora's name—"The One who Cuts the Wind" (La que Corta el Viento).[14]

DescriptionEdit

FloraEdit

Instant Drawn Sword Attack[15] enables this technique: attack target by instant draw, cut and re-sheathe of blade.

Flora's version ultimately depends on agility baseline, not Yoma power, though if used, increases its power.[16]

Yoma power usage 1–36%,[17] Yoma power control 5%,[18] attack speed 70%.[19] Fourth fastest technique.[20] See Yoma power chart and sword chart.

ClareEdit

During 7-year timeskip, Clare develops first true Yoma powerless version, using Ilena's arm, guided by Clare's Preemptive Sensing.[21]

HistoryEdit

Battle of the NorthEdit

MeetingEdit

MangaEdit
During the first Battle Group meeting, fights break out among the warriors. Miria orders Flora to quell the mob. Flora clears snow around her and Miria with one sweep of her blade. This frightens everyone into silence.[22]

Claymore Flora00:30

Claymore Flora


Flora quelling mob
AnimeEdit

Similar to the manga sequence, but Flora demonstrates her technique without an order from Miria, who appears intent to quell the riot herself.[23]

Test matchEdit

Despite Flora's speed, said to be the fastest of all warriors, Flora suspects Clare's Quicksword to be superior and tests Clare in a match.[24]

Windcutter is more accurate but slower than Quicksword. As a result, Flora concedes her title as the fastest warrior to Clare.[25]

This match does not occur in the anime version, which has Jean preventing the fight.[26]

RabonaEdit

After the 7-year timeskip, Clare uses the Windcutter against Agatha, who is unable to detect it.[27]

Luciela x RafaelaEdit

In Rafaela's dream within a dream, Rafaela easily defeats Windcutter, forcing Clare to revert to Quicksword when she re-awakes in Rafaela's dream world.[28]

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 10, Scene 55, p. 106
  2. Claymore 10, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 55, p. 106
  3. Claymore 10, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 55, p. 106
  4. Claymore 10, Star Comics, Scene 55, p. 102
  5. Claymore 10, Shueisha, Scene 55, p. 106
  6. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 169
  7. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  8. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  9. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 169
  10. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  11. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 169
  12. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 106
  13. Berserk 24, Jets Comics, p. 133–134
  14. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 50, p. 155
  15. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 726
  16. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 110
  17. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 683
  18. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 683
  19. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 682
  20. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 682
  21. Claymore 12, Scene 67, p. 122
  22. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 165–167
  23. Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  24. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 101
  25. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 122
  26. Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  27. Claymore 15, Scene 78, pp. 10–13
  28. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 71–72

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