Good point. Galatea was good at messing up with people's heads (and, on a more utilitarian note, aim) before, so if she's really gotten any better affecting someone as insecure as Clarice can't be hard. Of course, Clarice's combat skills aren't exactly stellar anyway.
Miata can be a rather inconvenient enemy for Galatea, to be honest - very clear of purpose, powerful and with great reflexes/instinct. If that youki burst can disorient Galatea, our ex-nun can have a serious problem. I'm still rooting for her, though. The badass is strong with this one.
Last edited by 4uk4ata; 11-04-2007 at 05:06 PM.
The way I see it there there are only 4 likely resolutions for this battle:
Galtea awakens kills maitia and will have to eventually be killed by claire
Galtea partially awakens kills maitia and eventually joins claire
Maitia Awakens kills Galtea and possibly joins Riful (she needs a new ally)
The yoma in the city interupts the battle and Galtea gets away (probably the most likely outcome)
Well, even as number 47, being a failure of a warrior and fighting the ex-number 3 would have you in all sorts of panic and doubt.
Originally Posted by 4uk4ata
Miata's yoki burst would not worry Galatea on a sensing level. I would say it's more dangerous because Miata's power and speed would increase and Miata is immune to Galatea's manipulation. Mostly because she doesn't have the intelligence to do anything but fight (no doubt).
Originally Posted by 4uk4ata
Galatea can't lose, she is indeed badass. And hot, very very very hot. Nun Galatea is awesome.
The hell? 1) is just plain unlikely. 2) Galatea joining Claire is also unlikely, mainly because they have a yoki reader and if Galatea wanted to join forces with them she could've easily done so already. 3) just lol. 4) Well duh. Depends on who the yoma is. Still, duh though.
those insights are pretty nice but may i just ask what do you think will become of clarice? just wondering^^
I don't think that Clarice will die. Seems to be sort of like Claire. Ish.
wah i dont want her to die she makes clare and all the other claymores look strong ^^
hmm... how come stoptazmo is taking long to post the link of the translated version of claymore 74 now that the forums have it they shouldnt have any problem right?
@Elcura: Certainly, Miata will be stronger if she uses/releases her full youki. However, I think it's possible that a strong enough youki burst can disorient someone like Galatea who has trained to notice even the most minute energies, just like how a burst of light in near darkness can blind someone. Of course, it remains to be seen if Miata can do it - Galatea has stood in front of an Abyssal one, so she's no stranger to overwhelming youki. Perhaps her hyperawarenes makes her more vulnerable than before (perhaps this is what Clarice is thinking) - perhaps not.
I would say it was of little consequence, the forethought of Clarice was to disorientate Galatea, but everything fades eventually. A large yoki is complicated to read but with this new level Galatea has learned adapting won't be hard. Also, Galatea has a similar ground of swordsmanship like Teresa did. So even if she can't use her "eyes" she can use her "ears". One of the benefits of losing a sense is that your others sharpen, which is just fancy talk for me saying that Galatea's reading abilities have probably evolved and changed to adapt to her new lifestyle. Also, living blindly without a need to read yoki, she has also probably found a way to live but using her other senses to avoid walking into a wall every 5 seconds.
I mean, a burst of light or a sudden lack of it can blind someone sure, but if that person is already blind (in the sense of her yoki, that could mean a lot of things) then a change would not affect her at all. Somehow, I think she was more concerned with the Yoma/Awakened Being that could be approaching more than Miata's release (which, I also wonder how Miata is releasing her power if she's under a suppressant?)
Galatea joining Clare, I don't think it would have happened even if Galatea was actively seeking Clare. Afterall she was on the run herself so I would think she would place her own safety and well being above all others before considering the possibility of survivors let alone Clare and co. even existing at that point. Galatea's senses might be top notch but even the Organization wasn't able to locate nor confirm Clare and friends survivng in the northern alps. Likely story would be Galatea had no idea if Clare was even alive. Now about her blindness. I can't tell if it was intentional or inflicted on her. I would at current stand with the possibility that it was self inflicted but its unfair to pass on the possibility it was inflicted by someone as powerful as a abyssal being namely the Alicibeth. maybe Elcura's right, maybe disabilities for claymores serve as reminders of their past hence they choose not to regenerate even if they can, example of this is Raphaela but I don't know if I would include Illena or Galatea since the two of them probably don't need to alert the Organization of their whereabouts by trying to re-attach or fix their mutilated bodies.
Its very odd and I along with alot of others are wondering just who awakened. Logic and reasoning tells me its Miata but the fact that she used a suppressent pill doesn't add up with how she's able to awaken let alone exert youki. Miata's current strength could be comparable to Teresa's usual state of 0% youki release. While I like the possibility of Galatea subdueing her, theres also the likelihood IF she awakened or released her youki, we could be seeing a repeat of Priscilla and Teresa's epilogue fight scene. Galatea might sense and follow the movement with her eyes but that doesn't mean her body will necessarily react fast enough to evade it? Interesting cliffhanger that leaves more questions for open discussion.
As for Clarice and her habit of getting her sword stuck in odd places. I would say it could be both. Clarice was unskilled enough to dig her sword into the wall while Galatea could just as easily gave Clarice a simple push in using more force than necessary to her sword swing to maximize the depth it cuts into the brick walls. I don't see Clarice going OMFGBBQWTF so I think I'd place her clumsiness as the prime reason for the repeat of sword stuck in the tree stump.