Yeah, Krory's abilities work differently from the others. Still, they're more damaging to him, which means that he can be less effective, and he needs to drink blood more often than the others (even Allen) need to eat. Overall, I wouldn't say he's the most valuable member.
not the most valuable but he could be reliable in a pinch no? i think his abilities are designed for the type of fights that needs to be done quickly, seeing as he has a time limit.
He could be valuable then, but he's not necessarily going to be as strong later on, in case they need to battle again. That's why he didn't last until the Tiki/Road battle... the ones who did are either currently powerless (Lenalee and Chaoji) or long-lasting in battle (Allen and Lavi).
*votes for Kanda*
Hey!!! How can linali get 3 votes.. Is it because her fight with a lvl3 akuma???
Let me telll you something.. She released her maximum innocence power & ALMOST die to defeat A LVL3 AKUMA.. JUST A LVL 3, NOT A NOAH XD
I think yu is stronger then her, coz he can defeat a noah with all of his power.. And he still survive after his fight.. Logical, isnt it? ^^
I already made my point about Lenalee - and ANYONE would nearly die from releasing their maximum Innocence. Allen nearly did, and he wasn't even fighting an akuma. Lenalee died because of air friction from her attack, though, not because of the release; if she had been fighting an akuma that didn't use gravity, she could have easily survived that.
Kanda was very weak after his fight. Anyway, Lavi and Krory (and Allen, I suppose) also beat Noah without destroying their Innocences, and Lavi was in good shape afterwards.
If Lenalee's Innocence also has an effect on her agility, then, whilst right now she hasn't that much power, I'd say she has the highest potential. She killed a lvl.3, which shows she has power, but I do not know how much her agility is raised by her Innocence.
Anyway, if her agility is not affected that much, I'd say Lavi. He has proven to be intelligent, resourceful, and his attacks are quite versatile.
I think her agility is probably affected, judging from her previous battles and use of Innocence. We won't know until we see her attack again, though.
wow am I the only one who picked bookman? X_X
Allen: Don't really consider him to be "standard" exorcist material. His synchro rate alone places him among the General class exorcists now not to mention he was mentored and taught (well in reality not taught, more like was a gopher) by General Cross. Also he refrains from using true power, resorting to defensive techniques and otherwise limited attacks.
Rinali: Why am I not surprised Digital Eon is the one voting for this girl. Just stating my opinion, not looking for another losing argument -____-;; Just because she trained the hardest doesn't mean she's strong, I really don't see any improvement in her abilities or any upgrades happening from her training more. As for her intelligence, Hoshino might say it but I don't see any evidence of it anywhere in the manga. Yes she did beat a lvl 3 Akuma, great, she's an exorcist, she's supposed to kill akuma. Does that mean she's really that strong because she killed one? no, the others are really that weak. At least Kanda, Krory (still hate him with a passion), and Lavi managed to take down a Noah. From the looks of the manga, lvl 3 akumas may not be the only thing to worry about.
As for why bookman? he can cast defensive spells. He's obviously smarter and more knowledgable than Lavi and due to his old age and the fact that he's still alive as an exorcist, one can infer he's smarter/more knowledgable/more intelligent than Rinali. His needles allow him to have a range and imaginably a melee attack. His ability to cast spells/analyze situations give him a considerable advantage in both survival and planning tactics, what other exorcist do you know that can use magic besides General Cross? ALSO bookman is a healer, for all of you who used to play MMORPGS, obv a healer is a necessity in a party like WoW. Anybody can be a DD or an MT, but a healer is rare and needed. ALSO, his needles are used for more than just battle, definitely cannot say the same for Rinali, Allen, or Krory.
Bookman?! Well, I guess he's powerful enough, but he has the disadvantages of "Is Annoying" and "Old Man"... It's true that he has some amazing skills, but we haven't seen him use them as much, and his motives are not necessarily good for everyone. Unlike Lavi, he wouldn't hesitate to stand back and do nothing even if his friends were being hurt if that was what was required of him as a Bookman. He could be the most dangerous to the Exorcists, in that sense.
Allen was a standard Exorcist until he got the power-up, and he's still more useless than the others. Cute to look at, though.
xD Hey, I think Lenalee is worth the most to everyone. Look at the motivation she gives the guys!
I agree pretty much with everything you've said, but I thought the only criteria was the strongest, so I didn't factor in the benefit to the rest of the exorcists. If you really look at it, the only other exorcist that is capable of doing more than just offense with their innocence is Lavi and.. oh yeah Miranda. But Miranda's innocence really amounts to nothing in the end, you're back at square one when it wears off which it eventually will. Bookman can heal, paralyze, analyze, attack and defend, PLUS go range and melee. He's like the swiss army knife exorcist.
Um, I guess about the whole allen thing, not going to say anything about that -____-;;
As for Rinali, worth the most? She gives like zero motivation, and no motivation to the reader either X_X no fan serviceeee.. though I admit she is drawn very well in the anime and relatively ok in the manga up till her hair was burnt off. Much props to girls with green hair! Still think she should have a tsundre personality tho