Raki's purpose you say? It's like Menchi's purpose in exel saga, remember? Emergency food supply (delicasy to boot) for Claire when she will finaly awaken.
Jokes aside i believe it will be the same as most of them said - anchor of Claire's morality and humanity when she is slipping away (and that happens fairly often) and a reminder to her of the Teresa and venegace. Perhaps there will be the choise in the future - save Rakki ot take Priscilla's head just to remind of the Teresa's incident. I would really hate the idea of him becomming the male claymore - there is no way Priscilla would create a threat for her and Easley is too smart for that too. Besides biotechnology is needed to create claymores not just to shove a chunk of yoma's flesh into the body and spill couple of pints of Yoma's blood on top. I doubt any claymore has any knowledge of their creation - there would be the very large probability stray claymores would create others to battle their own creators and awaikened beeings would be able to create armies of underlings as well (as all awakened beeings were claymores at some point and they havent lost a bit of their inteligence upon awakening). At best they would create aready awakened Rakki and that would be pretty awfull setting imo... Well i'd hope the creator wont come up with such perverse idea :D .
acutally that is not deep at all its just makes him a third wheel. he can't protect anyone and i can't respect that. hell i can't respect him at all. I really wanted him to be a strong human not a male claymore or another monster the anime version just plain sucks but the manga version still has some hope becoming something great.
Originally Posted by LtoP89
I completely disagree. But it all comes down to perspective. For me personally, even though he's just a human trying to survive in a world of creatures with terrifying powers he seems all the more powerful for being able to stand against it, knowing he's not a match for it. It sounds gay, but standing up to something you know you're no match to is a feat much easier to say then do. Also, he is what drives Clare. Through him, Clare has retained her humanity, one could even argue that it's cause of Raki that Clare is even alive today. Imagine she left that town Raki originated from without getting to know him, eventually she'd go over her limit and be killed or die in a fight. Either way she's dead. It's cause of Raki that she was able to pull through and see things in a different light.
But hey, that's my view. Yours could be different; just to me it seems like you're more after something like Berserk. While i love the work of Berserk, you need to admit it's mainly about him powering up and relying on his strength to bring forth his ideals. (this is a very generalized view, but you get the idea) To me Claymore seems to have a different emotional 'message'.
Of course not.
Originally Posted by Phantom Miria
He said male children go to the north as female children go to the east, of course we get the implication of the east (they became Claymores) but the North is a different implication ... meaning Raki will not survive for long over there.
Isley was not building a army of claymores, he was building one of awaken beings (to serve as a diversion) and Raki as a awaken being would have very far reaching effects on the storyline considering his connection with Clare.
or maybe like the claymore's hq in the east they had a hq in the north where slavers used to sell males and even after the end of male claymores the slave traders still took them north??
The Organization is based on a desert that is in the east, besides the only generation of male claymores was the first one and that was about 78 Claymore classes ago.
There is not one shred of evidence to support your claim.
actually, there were more than one generation of male claymores, since Easley and rigardo are from the first, and douph is a bit later, cuz he doesn`t seem to know them personally, and in wikipedia I saw thaat he was #3 in his generation.
and Raki... well I think that the anime is already so screwed so his role doesn`t do a thing to me, since I already decided to stop watching it...
In the manga... maybe he`ll somehow help Clare get over her past, and stop her from killing priscilla? cuz I dun think Priscilla is that bad, she is just under bad influence *a long blaming stare in Isley`s direction*
Is there actually some evidence to support that Rigald and Isley are from the first while Duph is from another generation? If so I'd like to see it. Priscilla is just like any other awakened beings, live to feed upon human guts to survive. You can't really say she's 100% evil since she didn't choose to become an awakened being and the current mental instability she's in doesn't help either. In a long run despite being stronger I feel she'll be Isley's trump card/bigger pawn who I have to comment is very cunning and smart on top of being handsome. =P
There is evidence there is only been one generation of male Claymores, Isley was rank #1 of the first Claymore generation, Rigardo was rank #2 and Dauf was rank #3 so there is no overlapping of rank of the known awaken male Claymores that leads credence to only existing one male Claymore generation.
Since the Organization was almost wiped out during 2 occasions ... the Luciela/Rafaela soul link attempt was one and even if the other is not mention (I think) it likely when the entire first generation awaken.
maybe, after the 7 year time skip, we can see a stronger raki, a hel of a warrior.
or maybe, isley is making claymores, fusing the yoma flesh with raki, making hima claymore, then awakening. so he might be an awakened one, and clae encounters him and fight, and he manage to come back, and be a super strong male claymore.
or maybe isley got tired of him and just ate him
lots of maybe, no evidence to support this, pure speculation