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View Poll Results: Do you like Raki as a character in the story?

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    The kiss was fine in both the anime and manga.

    Clare, as a human...was what, barely Raki's age when she began the process of becoming a claymore?

    She's physically more mature than Raki and has tons more combat experience, but in terms of romantic, companionship, and human maturation they're identical. It's not quite shotacon when you think of it that way.

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    I'm new to the series so I'm sure my questions are naive but:

    Why didn't they just eat Raki? Aren't Awakened Beings supposed to have voracious appetites? Has any other human survived so long living alone with a yoma?

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by lurker View Post
    I'm new to the series so I'm sure my questions are naive but:

    Why didn't they just eat Raki? Aren't Awakened Beings supposed to have voracious appetites? Has any other human survived so long living alone with a yoma?
    Because Priscilla was attracted to the scent of the south (or atleast thats the given reason, maybe something will be brought up later).

    This works in Isleys favor since Raki's presence was keeping Priscilla calm (and no risk of her suddenly getting angry due to Priscilla is unstable)

    and i guess Clare on a technicality, survived living with the yoma who was her brother but she was abused constantly (both physically and sexually) since it was using her to mingle in with the crowd (look less suspicious if X person enters town with a kid and people start disappearing than a person on their own)

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by evil_kenshin View Post
    and i guess Clare on a technicality, survived living with the yoma who was her brother but she was abused constantly (both physically and sexually)
    Dude, they never said the yoma who abused Claire was her brother, neither that she was sexually abused...


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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by rukori View Post
    Dude, they never said the yoma who abused Claire was her brother, neither that she was sexually abused...
    lol thats what i get for basing my opinion on what some other people say on another forum

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    I guess now, after the time skip he is more interesting... He might become a likeble caracter imo so... not sure

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raysen_ht View Post
    I guess now, after the time skip he is more interesting... He might become a likeble caracter imo so... not sure
    Hope so... i can already imagine a scene where he reverts to the "crybaby" either by clinging on to claire's or priscilla's leg begging them not to kill eachother...

    Raki might look and act cool now... but he is only human

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by rukori View Post
    Dude, they never said the yoma who abused Claire was her brother, neither that she was sexually abused...
    That comes out of a flashback from early in the manga. It showes a young Claire about to be eaten by a Yoma that had replaced her brother. The Yoma was straddeling her. This combined with the fact she was abused by the one Teresea killed has spread some confusion. As far as I can tell from the manga the timeline is something like this. A Yoma impersonated Claire's brother and killed her family. It was about to kill her when a Claymore slew it. Afterwards she was cast out from her villiage like Raki, and another Yoma found her. This Yoma took her as camoflauge, and beat her. Then Teresea came to town, and the rest is history. There really doesn't seem to be anything in the manga to imply the abuse was sexual. If there was it was lost in translation.

    Anyways I figure Raki will jump in between Claire and Priss at some point before he'll start crying again. He's grown into the badass normal of the series.

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Well, I was introduced to Claymore through the anime, which really got me hating Raki for his whiny, emo attitude. And voice. Especially. The whole Clare-Raki love relationship, with him looking like some 12 year old kid, didn't really work either, IMO.

    I'm more neutral after the timeskip as well - less hate, but I personally don't expect him to be particularly likable either... Guess it boils down to how he behaves when Clare confronts Priscilla.

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    I used to hate Raki the most in claymore (even more that Ophelia) but after the time skip and seeing him speaking to Rena has changed my mind on him completely and now can actually be a bit comical, maybe like a more dignified Helen.

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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    I don't think he'll be comical, but I do see him in a new light now
    His kindness and self-sacrifice reminds me of Zero from Kurohime, I just hope they wouldn't end the same way...


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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    I never hated him, I guess I was indifferent. With all the cool claymores around, the little boy who tagged along was cute.

    But now he is growing on me. I think his power up was very interesting.
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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Well, right now, he's 100% human.
    I would love to see him developing into a male Claymore. Maybe not to fight the Abbysmal Ones but maybe for fighting the dragons, far in the future.
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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    I think it will be more interesting if he stays a human, because becoming as a claymore he is due to awaken in the future.
    Besides I want to see a human with power to match claymore, not only yoma and hybrids...
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    Re: Who here likes Raki as a character in the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by e-nat View Post
    I think it will be more interesting if he stays a human, because becoming as a claymore he is due to awaken in the future.
    Besides I want to see a human with power to match claymore, not only yoma and hybrids...
    I don't it is horrible for him to become a yoma and be like Easly. Easly is a pretty cool guy. It would be interesting to see why claymores gets a particular awakened form. Why priscilla's form is so hard to kill while we have see some top claymores turning awakened but dispatched rather quickly..

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