|this keeps the others ones nicely aligned|Galatea
Galatea was first introduced to us "creepily" (along with her Black Coat, Ermita) spying on Miria, Deneve, Helen, and Clare vs the "spiderman" male AB battle. She's rank 3 and known as God Eye Galatea for her excellent Yoki Sensing; in distance, internally (but not as Teresa and Clare can with their unique yoki sensing ability), and can even sense the emotions as well (even at great distances) of those she's sensing! Also, Galatea has a Yoki Manipulation ability as well, able to slightly control/move an attack, object, or body part off of its trajectory). Galatea loves to banter in battle using it as a "mind game" to distract her opponents, allowing her to be better able to use her Yoki Manipulation on them. Galatea is extremely skilled in combat and swordsmanship. She's intelligent too, possibly rivalling even Miria in tactics and strategy. But, Galatea's greatest ability is her unique ability to use her yoki to ~"The rate at which my power rises when I release my yoki, is the greatest of all the Claymores". Galatea's base power level is not "that" great, but when she releases her yoki, she becomes much more powerful then other Claymores would be when they release the same amount of yoki.
However, against Dauf, she ultimately was defeated by him, ending with her impaled through the stomach by one of his rods and exhausted (panting/gasping for breath) and nearly out of yoki. Fortunately, Clare with Jean arrive just in time, and Clare ultimately allows them to win against Dauf with help from Galatea (uses her remaining yoki to close his mouth for Jean) and Jean (and they would have killed him too, if Riful didn't step in to save her beloved Dauf), and survive (with indirectly Alicia's help, a.k.a. she was spying/analyzing Riful, who didn't like that, obviously). Galatea with her yoki released, (she's vain and hates doing this as she bulks up masculinely-ugly), was strong enough to cut some parts of Dauf's body, but she couldn't cut/damage/pierce his body's vital spots, she couldn't kill him. She parried his rods quite well for a bit, but it was just too much for her to defend against, and she got hit/injured/damaged by his rods and his attacks/punches. As, unlike Clare, Galatea's yoki sensing ability is not able to do what Clare's (and previously Teresa's) unique yoki sensing ability is able to do. Galatea ultimately proved to be inferior to Dauf, as she couldn't kill him, nor defend against his attacks. In my opinion, Clare actually performed better against Dauf, as well as also superiorly to Galatea too! But, this isn't about Clare, hehe.
Galatea is able to remain elusive to poor Dietrich (we don't know if they ever actually engaged/fought with each other or not, unfortunately), due to her God Eye yoki sensing ability in terms of distances. Though, she'd end up gouging out her own eyes, so that she can hide peacefully in Rabona.
This leads to her Agatha+Miata+Clarice Battle. This battle is really annoying, as it's unfortunately indeterminate in/for trying to analyze this new Blindness Enhanced God Eye Galatea from the old Pre-Pieta Battle Galatea, and compared to the other Claymores/Ghosts power levels. First annoyance, Galatea never uses her full power in this battle, (like she did against Dauf), for whatever the reason.. hmm.. (well, unless she is, but due to her "years on the run", she's able to use yoki without her "ugly-face" strain on her body, like occured against Dauf, when she released her yoki, that someone theorized about happening to the warriors whom hadn't been using their yoki for years). 2nd annoyance is that she's 1v2 against Agatha+Miata. Though she does do quite well, but then she starts to falter and either Miata's sword swing attack or Agatha's tentacles slice off her arm. Galatea ultimately ends up pinned against a building's wall seemingly about to be killed by Agatha, when the 7 Ghosts arrive to save the day. 3rd annoyance, is that because of the above, Galatea seems much weaker than the 7 Ghosts are. However, Miata did call Galatea as "Very Strong" as she did for Clare+Miria. Whereas the 3 non-HA Ghosts, she merely called them as "strong". But, Galatea herself admits she's inferior to Agatha, and does admit that Miata is very powerful/dangerous, albiet not at her full potential due to her immaturity, lack of experience in combat, and whatever other issues there are with Miata keeping her from being a true rank 1 as she should be (according to Rimuto and Rado, she's a rank 1, though her "issues" handicap her from performing at a rank 1's level).
The last time we see Galatea is in the Rabona Assualt Battle by the normal yomas and ABs. Galatea is further shown to seemingly be weak, as she is in need of help against a 1v2 against 2 ABs (who weaker than the Pieta ABs), and gets that help, gets saved by, Yuma and her sword throw, lol. "how embarrassing" for Blindness Enhanced rank 3 God Eye Galatea, being saved by rank 40 Yuma!
I'm just so annoyed with the manga with Galatea. In terms of currently compared to others, Is Galatea weak or powerful? Has Galatea become weaker or more powerful from her old pre-Piata Battle self/days? Was Galatea fighting at full power in the Agatha and Rabona Assualt Battles, or not? etc. etc.
Lastly, about her Blindness. It doesn't seem to handicap her at all. She's able to fight and move around as if she's not blind, not missing her eyes, at all!
I almost forgot that Galatea can regenerate, though we never see her being able to regenerate while engaged in battle (like Deneve can), only afterwards.
There's probably a lot more about Galatea (and thus an analysis of her) that I left out, as she has a lot about her and happen to her. But, I'll just have to leave it up to you, to know about what I left out in this entry, which I'm sure you do, already know all about Galatea yourself, anyways.
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Rank 4 Ophelia is forewarned to the 3 HAs (particularly to Clare and us, the readers) by Miria after their battle with the "spiderman" male AB, but she is truly first and only introduced to us in Clare's mission with her to kill the single digit/ranked female AB in Gonal town ruins (she, the female AB, destroyed it into ruins, lol), and the subsequent events that followed. However, there is also the flashback extra-special chapter that deals with Ophelia, Hilda, and Miria. Ophelia and her brother were attacked by Awakened Priscilla, with her brother sacrificing himself so that Ophelia could get away. This would result in orphaned Ophelia becoming a Claymore, and seeking the exact same revenge against Priscilla, that Clare seeks. However, Ophelia was really traumatized, and hates all ABs as well (though not as much as Priscilla herself), so much so, that she's become bloodthirsty in her desire to kill ABs. With Ophelia only caring about killing all ABs and especially Priscilla, this bloodthirsty-ness has resulted in her bad behavior, of attacking and killing humans and other Claymores. Ophelia was a warm playful, fun-game loving girl, but that has become twisted in her lust for blood of ABs. Hence, Ophelia has received the title of "Ophelia the Blood-Soaked Warrior".
Ophelia, immediately smells Clare being a HA, and thus is confused if Clare is an AB (has Awakened) or not. So, she grabs Clare, and stabs her finger into Clare's chest and tastes Clare's blood, to further examine if it's AB's blood or Claymore's blood. At this point, child Raki shows up and attacks Ophelia, causing Clare to be freed from Ophelia's "grasping hug". I think, at this point, Ophelia is reminded of herself and her brother, of how close their bond was, in Clare and Raki, and becomes jealous of them. So, Ophelia wants to "play" with Raki, like she used to play with her brother. But, due to her jealousy, it's not very friendly play, and Raki is in grave danger of Ophelia seemingly indeed intent on killing him, as she'll ultimately throw Raki to the female AB (whom will arrive shortly). Though, maybe Ophelia would have rescued/saved Raki from being eaten by the female AB, but Ophelia does show that she has killed humans before, and doesn't care about it, so long as she's able to cover herself up (by killing all witnesses) and not get found out by the Organization. Well, as Raki was sparring with Ophelia, Clare was trying to re-attach her legs which Ophelia had cut off, also apart of her "game". Anyways, Clare would release her yoki, able to get free of Ophelia pinning/holding her face into the ground with her hand, and slice the female AB and save Raki. WOW, Clare! Clare then runs away with Raki, so that she can then separate him from Ophelia, and not have to worry about him as she tries to deal with Ophelia.
Meanwhile, Ophelia is clearly toying with the single digit/ranked female AB, killing it with a single sword slice attack (well, nearly, as she slices again to slice the female AB's head into pieces, killing her/it). Ophelia than chases after and battles Clare, and then Clare again. Irene then shows up and pwns Ophelia with her Quick Sword. Ophelia ends up Awakening in order to not die from Irene's Quick Sword slashes all over her body. Irene trains Clare in the Quick Sword and gives Clare her remaining dominant right sword-arm, as Ophelia had cut off and destroyed Clare's dominant right sword-arm. Clare battles Awakened Ophelia, and has the ability to defeat Awakened Ophelia, however she's not yet ready/able to use Irene's arm with the Quick Sword. Awakened Ophelia, thanks to the lake's reflection, finally realizes that she had Awakened, becoming the very thing, an AB, that she hates. Awakened Ophelia, also realized (probably from Irene pwning her), that she sadly, didn't have the power to get revenge on Priscilla, but this Clare, whom also was after Priscilla's head, might eventually become able to for both of them. So, quick-witted Awakened Ophelia realizes that Clare has Irene's arm and is trying to use the Quick Sword, and realizes how the Quick Sword works too, and uses her life to finish Clare's "teaching" that Irene had begun. Awakened Ophelia did NOT let Clare win however, but with Ophelia's "teaching" Clare with Irene's arm and Quick Sword proved to be superior, as Clare pwned Awakened Ophelia. Awakened Ophelia didn't mind dying as she never wanted to become an AB, the very thing she hated, and she could now finally "rejoin her dead brother", as Clare kills her.
Alright, now about Ophelia's combat specs.
Claymore Ophelia is extremely powerful. She has enormous strength, possibly a greater base power level than Galatea and/or possibly even a greater power level than yoki releasing Galatea as well. As she killed that single digit/ranked female AB so easily, and with only a single sword slice attack too! She is extremely skilled in combat and swordsmanship. She's also extremely fast (as Clare couldn't even react, as Ophelia already had her arms wrapped around poor Clare, and Ophelia easily caught up to Clare as well, commenting at how inefficient Clare was at running, and everything else as well, as everyone comments about this about pre-Pieta Clare). Ophelia also has developed an unique sword technique that she calls "Rippling Sword". What's special about this, is that not even Clare's unique yoki sensing ability could help against it, and Clare got sliced up by it. I theorize that this is because Ophelia's "Rippling Sword" is actually physical in its nature, and doesn't use yoki to make it move that fast or as it does, which would explain why Clare's unique yoki sensing was unable to help her against it. Lastly, Claymore Ophelia can twist her neck at least 180 degrees, without dying. Claymore Ophelia can NOT Regeneration, however.
Awakened Ophelia however CAN regenerate. She's a snake, naga, or gorgon, so she has a huge tail-body to use. She's much more powerful as an Awakened in this snake Awakened form/body of hers. She's stronger and moves even faster (as a snake does). She can make multiple arms come out of her body and shoot projectiles at her opponents as well as be used as blade-arms (I think). Lastly, this Awakened snake body/form of hers is but a shell-exoskeleton Awakened body, enveloping/covering her real-true (human appearing) body and its vital organs, which can move around within her Awakened snake body (as seen in the manga telling us this and showing us as she moves this human-appearing real-true body of hers to and out of her tail section).
There's probably some more stuff I left out about both Claymore and Awakened Ophelia, but you can go look up the chapters if need be, though I'm sure you also, already know much about Ophelia, just like Galatea.
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