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Raki Confronting Priscilla
The Ghosts getting Cassandra and Priscilla to fight
Rubel encountering the Ghosts
Priscilla attacking Rabona
Something with Galatea of course
Claymore Chapter 143- The Bonds Left Behind
Greetings and salutations. I welcome you to this months review of Claymore. With this chapter we transition, as several fights are over, on looks to be on the move, and a conflict of titanic proportions approaches. But enough talk, lets get to the meat of the review.
We start up with Maita calling for her mother, and all the other Claymores holding their breath. After all loosing Clarice would be just the thing to make Maita awaken for real. As Galatea goes to tell Maita about Clarice, it turns out she already knows. She knows her momma is dead. She died a long time ago. What confuses Maita is why she feels so sad now? It seems that Clarice erased all of Maita's memories of her. She did this so that Maita wouldn't be driven to awaken by the pain of her loss. It really is a sad moment, but it drives home just how much Clarice loved her. But even so Maita's feelings for Clarice haven't fully vanished, and Galatea comforts her. This serves as a nice epilogue to the death of Clarice. It doesn't need to be spelled out, but even with Clarice gone Maita isn't alone now. Galatea and all the other Claymores are there with her. They may have been a bit worried about her awakening, but she isn't alone. And once again Yagi does an amazing job with Maita's facial expressions.
As for the Cassandra fight, the ghosts have realized something. Priscilla has won her battle. And it didn't take as much out of her as they'd like. If they give Priss any chance to recover her strength, it's over. They can't beat her. As for Cass, she is reminded of her death, being attacked by people she didn't know. And it reminds her of Roxanne. Lars gets to take the worst of this, as he gets torn apart and smashed into a pulp. Guess the Awakened shouldn't have kept attacking her when she regained herself, eh? It quickly becomes clear they don't have any means of beating her. So Claire suggests they go back to plan A. Get her and Priss to fight. I got to say, it's amazing just how much better the number 1's always are than the rest of the generation. Once Cass got serious it just turned into a rout. Even Octavia agrees. Incidentally Octavia is a lot bigger than I thought she was. Somehow having the human portion of her body be giant sized only makes it stranger to me. Chronos for his part wants to avenge his bro Lars. Don't worry Chronos, I suspect that by the time this is over there won't be any awakened beings left on the island.
As for Rubel, he's on his horse and hauling his ass as fast as he can. Too bad he knows it can't possibly be fast enough. Basically his only hope is to get off the island, and hope Priss doesn't feel like following. Yep, Rubel's smirk has finally been shattered, and it only too Priscilla to do it. And really it comes right back. But he sees something that might buy him some time... Looks like Raki is going to where Priss is. Is he going to get himself killed? I doubt it. But it looks like everyone is going to end up in the same place.
Only Almost Dead-
It turns out Dae isn't quite dead yet, thanks to self modifications. And he's really happy that Priscilla is eating his guts. Priss for her part really doesn't like it. Old man guts rank behind young women, young men, and young boys. Dae thinks there might be a sexual component to that, but Priss thinks he's just being creepy. And hey, lets face it not everything is about sex. Oh, and he notes there was no mention of little girls. Because Priss can't even see them. He figures he might as well give her one final parting gift. Seems that the last act of the human Priscilla, was to leave a wedge in her awakened self. A wedge that keeps her from even seeing the little girls. All in the hope that one day, one of these little girls would become a Claymore and kill her... Though I have to wonder if now that she's aware of it Priss won't be able to break that wedge, and start eating little girls.
Winner of the Month-
A bit tricky this month, but I think I'll give Dae the win over Cassandra. Dae still talking and being so happy about getting eaten does give him the edge over Cass beating her foes up.
Gotta love when Cassy gets serious.
But one thing i think Chronos and Lars are more then "bros", you dont live with/travel everywhere with your "bro" you dont spend 100ish years living with another person who is just your "bro"- on top of this they are awakened beings, those 3 awakened beings who attacked Nina and clarices hunting party in the north they where "Bros", Chronos and Lars are lovers-similar to Riful and Dauf.
When Dae was talking about eating being akin to sex was he referring strictly to prissy or to all awakened beings?
I conceed on the "bros" part. I wasn't really sure if I was reading too much into their relationship or not, but it seems like I'm not the only getting at least one heck of a deep freindship out of it. Those two really haven't had enough screen time for me to be 100% sure and now I don't think they ever will.
Think about it this way, if Miria awakened same time as Hilda, do you think they will go lesbians or will stay best friends?? Same applies to males.. And just wonder why in the western community any two men who are best friends, people start questioning if they are "bros" or gay??? All too awkward to me.. Maybe because the gay community is quite rare if it even happens in ME?
Daae's talk with Priscilla certainly is the highlight haha, hate to say it over Miata/Clarice/Galatea scene... (Although Rubel fleeing comes pretty close, I love seeing his anguishing face.) Funny thing is, Daae relates eating guts to sexual acts, and even Prissy calls his disgusting hahaha... The conversation is one of the funniest in a long while
And yes I very much agree with you, by the time everything's over, no more ABs left would likely be the plan...
Plus like i said there relationship is different then those of other awakened beings the 3 males in the north fighting Nina's team they were "bros"
Chronos and Lars dont act like they do. but they could just be "best friends"
but for example Tabitha is undoubtedly in love with miria, plus Roxanne and Cassandra were hinted at having a sexual aspect to there short relationship...so its not like it would be unheard of, there have been a few cases of homosexuals in claymore.
I agree with Utsune, prissy and Daes conversation has been one of the funnyest in claymore....its almost like Dae is getting off on being eaten by "the perfect creation"
LOL Priscilla, Raki, Dae, Cassandra and the Ghosts will all get together for the Claymore version of the Mad Tea Party