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This armor really got me wondering too.
Here, I wanted to make this to make is easy to see:
As you can see, when Raki is defending against the Fingers attack, the armor bracers are definately telescopically slide in to shield Raki. On the other hand, in the scene after battle we see bracers in their "passive" state. And no matter how I try I can't think of a way to hide that many complex-shaped telescopic plates in that small in-elbow plate.
Only thing i can think of is that the plates moved from the upper arm, down to the lower arm, somehow
I think it could be possible that his armour is alive or has yoki embedded into it, as we have seen with Dauf. Though it seems a lot simpler for it to be just a telescopic device, nothing more nothing less.
I wonder if we'll find that out in about 10 days... soon the spoilers will pop out
well it looks like Raki's forearm has a brace that is connected to his bicep/shoulder guards so it may just be mechanically operated to slide forward and back up.
I think that raki didn't gain his strengh and that special armor from isley. Remember chapter 67 http://www.onemanga.com/Claymore/67/ . He has been imprinsoned after his journey with isley, and it was not long after we saw him with isley becouse this hole here http://www.onemanga.com/Claymore/67/05/ is big enough only for kid. I think that he gain his armor and - train/become claymore/gain some new hiper crazy powers - somewhere alse
Raki was imprisoned before his journey with Isley. When he got out of the prison he met with Priscilla right away...
Yea I'm going to have to agree with Raki being trained by Isley. Why would someone completely unknown be introduced after Isley had already agreed to teach him all he knows about using swords. Which already explains Raki's totally new badass skill. Considering Isley was a former no.1 after all. As for Raki's armor, it's really up for grabs. I'm placing my bet on Isley making it for him, just not out of his flesh, that seems like a far cry.
Was looking at Raki's Armor it reminded me of some kind of exo-suit.
That some how adapts to it users needs such as when he is in battle it will quickly cover his left forearm to stop the Yoma attack then qucikly returns to in natural state. which is a simple three peice armor set of shoulder guards ,
Hips guards and foot and calf.
What ever this armor is it is scary.
a basic exo suit enhances a users stretgh but slows them down : this things not only enhances the users stregth allowing him to use a Great Sword which FYI is bigger then a Claymore.
It seems highly probably that it enhances the users speed, simply by remain in it most basic form.
Going to be good to see Raki use this New armor in full battle Mode.
Seems like a real leap in logic to me Koremark... not that I've got a better idea for how he gained immense strength, but it is a shounen manga and he did probably do some crazy ass training. In this series a suit of armor that makes you stronger doesn't really feel like it belongs.(Mind... neither do dragon-people)
Just a quick speculation... When the MIB guys first started the experiments they likely threw money around like water. That armor is likely the original armor that the 1st generation of Claymores were issued. It likely was Isley's armor and he gave it to Raki since it doesn't really do him any good anymore. I'll bet the original armor was made out of the same metal that the claymores' swords are made out of. The MIB guys stopped issuing that armor for 2 reasons.
1. When claymores awaken it is too restrictive and they end up strangling themselves due to their increased body size.
2. The second reason is... it's too hard to kill a rogue awakened being that is actually capable of wearing that armor.
Last edited by Wowzers; July 01, 2008 at 12:12 AM.
I agree with Wowzers, in that I would bet it is Isley's old equiptment.
We never did see a male claymore before he awakened, so it could be that the male versions were given a heavier/different sword and more battle ready equipment.
The armor could also could enhance the user's strength and speed so the claymore would have to rely less on the yoma energy.
I hope it is explained this upcoming chapter.
I was looking back at chapter 96, where Raki was stabbed by the Destroyer's things. Where he was pierced on his shoulder, there's no evidence of his shoulder equipment at all. I think it is probably his equipment that is holding the Destroyer's things back. Willpower just wouldn't be able to it. This also leads me to think that it's not Isley's old equipment, because I doubt something from first generation would be able to hold back the Destroyer' strength. What do you guys think?
As boring as it sounds, I think it's just will power.
I would agree, as it is mainly their human/Claymore mind/willpower which allows Claymores to control their yoma half, control their yoki, and resist Awakening.
HOWEVER, from a writer's stand point, why would Yagi have his manga character Dae "mock it sarcastically" as simply being willpower?
I don't see a reason for this dialogue line, unless there IS going to be actually something special about it (Raki), and not simply (his) willpower. It must be foreshadowing for us, as Yagi could simply not have had any dialogue about it, and left us wondering on our own as we wait for the next chapter. Again, why did Yagi put in this line of dialogue by Dae?
Last edited by HegemonKhan; February 04, 2010 at 02:04 AM.