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Winged Technique
Winged Technique
Climbing stretched hairs

VIZ Media name

Winged Technique[1]

Variant

Técnica Alada[2] (Winged Technique es-es), Tecnica "Alata"[3] ("Winged" Technique it)

Original name

N/A

Class

Unknown type, Winged Power ability[4]

Description

Attacking target using Hair Stretching

Status

Extant

User

Anastasia

Associated technique

Unknown

First appearance

Scene 110

EtymologyEdit

VIZ Media and other translations derive 羽 (wing) and 技 (technique) from Anastasia's dialogue (私の羽根持ちの技って)[5] to create "Winged Technique" and equivalents.

DescriptionEdit

Winged Power enables technique: attaching hair strands to target and surrounding objects, which when stretched, allows warrior to climb and stand midair, highwire style.

Possibly shoots out hairs to attach to target, similar to the reeled-speargun-like tentacles of Dreadlock awakened.

Deneve calls Anastasia's ability "Winged Power."[6]

HistoryEdit

Anastasia's HuntEdit

Recall from AlfonsEdit

Anastasia's hunt, lead by No. 7, Anastasia, returns to Organization Headquarters by going south down the Northern Path. Accompanying her is No. 15, Nike, and Keira and Phina.[7]

They are met by a man who turns into an awakened being. But a group of dazed men surround the warriors. They are about to awaken.[8]

The hunt is now surrounded by awakened.[9]

Phina downEdit

The extensible claws from an awakened pin down Phina. Anastasia cuts Phina free, then attacks the awakened from the rear, midair as if floating.[10]

Invisible trampolineEdit

Nike orders Keira to hold on tight to Phina, then Nike grabs Keira's sword carrier and throws them toward the awakened.

They bounce and ricochet on something unseen about the awakened's head. Somersaulting over the awakened, they land many meters away.[11]

The awakeneds begin to move strangely, waving their arms in the air and stomping the ground. Nike chastises Anastasia for "showing off." Keira wonders what is happening.[12]

Secret revealedEdit

Nike tells Keira to use her Yoma Energy to look around. Keira discovers what she bounced on, as well as the secret to Anastasia's ability to "float." Anastasia's hair strands, super-stretchable, are attached to awakened Beings and surrounding objects. She uses the hair as scaffolding. But the awakeneds discovered and broke all the hair.[13]

RebellionEdit

Organization HeadquartersEdit

Unseen, Anastasia attaches her hairs to Miria and the awakened Hysteria. Anastasia yanks Miria down to earth.[14]

The Ghosts attack, the warriors climbing the sky. They stand midair, surrounding Hysteria.[15]

Miria's trap IIEdit

Escape hatchEdit

Wounding Cassandra, there is a lull in the fighting as Roxanne steps on Cassandra's face.[16] Meanwhile, Miria's comrades devise an escape plan. Anastasia weaves together several hair strands into a cord, into which all eight warriors begin to inject Yoma Power, with four warriors on each end.[17]

No longer needing her blades to control her direction, Hysteria becomes even faster than before.[18]

Ground zeroEdit

Miria is losing the fight, being wounded repeatedly by Hysteria. But Miria 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,[19] then launches herself at hyper-speed past Hysteria, leaving Hysteria at ground zero.[20]

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 111, p. 118
  2. Claymore 20, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 111, p. 118
  3. Claymore 20, Scene 111, p. 114
  4. Claymore 22, Scene 124, p. 128
  5. Claymore 20, Shueisha, Scene 111, p. 118
  6. Claymore 22, Scene 124, p. 128
  7. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 92
  8. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 101
  9. Claymore 20, Scene 111, p. 103
  10. Claymore 20, Scene 111, pp. 105–107
  11. Claymore 20, Scene 111, pp. 109–110
  12. Claymore 20, Scene 111, p. 113
  13. Claymore 20, Scene 111, pp. 114–115
  14. Jump SQ, January 2012, Claymore, Scene 121, p. 205
  15. Jump SQ, February 2012, Claymore, Scene 122, pp. 620–621
  16. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 252
  17. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 253–264
  18. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 255–256
  19. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 265
  20. Jump SQ, April 2012, Claymore, Scene 124, p. 267

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