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Translations: Bleach 600 (2)
What I'm confused is if they replace warriors immediately after they die or after a major era passes.
We notice that number 7 Eva dies, number something Elena dies, but we never meet their replacements.
Plus a region/district of the island is thus left unoccupied. So I assume the Organization will replace them eventually, but perhaps not through ends of eras. (Since the Teresa era seemed to be a very long time, as well as the Casssandra).
There was also the idea that only Claymores could improve and get stronger. So far, arguably, the most powerful we've seen is Teresa. She started out as a single digit who couldn't beat Hysteria (only able to critically strike her within the party, but then again, who knows? she was smiling as if it was a joke).
Eventually she beat Rosemary and took rank 1.
From this theory, it's implied that Awakened Beings cannot get much stronger.
So from this, it's assumed that Isley should be the strongest, since he's pretty much the oldest AB/AO.
However, he doesn't seem to have improved, unless he was a lot weaker as a Claymore or as an AB when he first awakened.
But I believe that a Claymore does not simply get stronger, not in terms of Yoki.
It seems like it also requires a lot of training and effort to get stronger.
Take for instance, Rafaella, who survived three generations.
Is she any stronger? Perhaps, but not noticeably.
However, Alicia and Beth who were rather new, kept training and became an Anti-Abyssal One.
On this point, I've taken that some claymores gain all their latent power internally and have to potential to either willingly or unwillingly have the potential to meltdown into a semi-deity. Priscilla is the most famous example but not imo the best example. A more classic example is Raphaela. Then if ridiculous riful-duff 's origins is going to true that riful/duff formed a combination of love/hate that had critical mass with other things and they created a "black hole" too.
That's why I'm still waiting to see what Galatea is going to eventually do
firstly, the first couple generations of warriors had time to develop their potential. where as the generations after experienced multiple emergencies before they could obtain their skills.
secondly, each of the 1- 10 were created as a product example. meaning they each had a given purpose. 10's are anti warrior units based on taking care of other claymores that needed to be rid of within the organisation. the galactia's are the "eye" of the group made for scouting yoma energy over long distances. the twins and sisters raf and luciena were made to bounce their souls between each other so one could fully awaken and return to being ones self. this was their first real a temp at getting a solider to return from awakened status. with this in mind each generation was being fine tuned for their specified roles in the main land.
with this in mind i dont see them as being any less talented. for example. irene's quick sword needed the arm to awaken to be used. where as the wind cutter did not. there for you can say that irenes skill was by origin less effective. now with irene having time to master it, it was beyond the par of the wind cutter. however, the windcutter did not have time to evolve.
now lets take another skill. the phantom speed compared to the elegant sword skill.
mirria was not on par with it in the least bit. however she had to use yoki to increase her power just to compete. this being said mirria still has not developed the skill in the way she had envisioned it. thus her technique is still inferior. however, mirria unlike irene is from a newer generation. meaning she still needs time to become equal to. her previous counter part. however with that being said. you can also acount for the facter that she can use yoki with her skill already. meaning, her skill on a base level if it were ever mastered would eclipse the elegant swords move.
so as far as i am concerned the newer models just had a bad hand dealt to them. their skills however, are more stream lined once they are mastered of course. so the newer products just didnt have time to mature yet.