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Agreed, Deneve remarked that Miria primarily used the Phantom as a defensive maneuver but has probably been forced to adapt it on an offensive scale. Riful herself pointed out that "one trick ponies" such as Rachel don't fare well, once the element of surprise is lost.
Well, when you put it that way it certainly looks like it. But the problem is that a page earlier we have a picture that contradicts it. We have Clare being on the left side of this AB and Miria on the right and positions of the swords suggest that Clare would attack from right to left and Miria also from her right to left (they would have to hold a sword in a bit awkward position but it's very doable or instantly flip the handle or just have enough momentum to rush through her and pierce her without changing the positions of their swords significantly). Otherwise they would have to retract their arms and somehow manage to slip the swords through this AB without hurting her and then attack her in a way that you've described or rotate 360 degrees. Both of these options seem more awkward than the alternative IMO. Or I'm missing something obvious here (which is very probable so I hope you will correct me).
1) Miria's fastest attack is nowhere near Clare's fastest attack since Miria relies on her legs mainly and her swings are nothing special (and you should ask yourself, can you run as fast as you can move your hand?). On the other hand Clare can swing her sword super fast thanks to QS technique. Even her youkiless WC easily matched Miria's "youkiless" phantom. If Clare would release youki while doing it she could easily match anything Miria could throw at her. And QS is way beyond even the strongest version of WC (when Clare fought Flora who was master of WC technique she was equal to her even though she wasn't much stronger than when she left Irene, i.e. she had maybe 50% of Irene's power, imagine what she could do to her now).
2) Creating phantoms has nothing to do with speed. Do you see after-images when watching an F1 racing car or even better: F-16/F-22? No. Can you see an after-image of a rather slow object in a series of flashes? Yes. The fact is, if the object is fast enough you just don't see it and it seems as if it teleported itself. The speed like this we've seen in Claymore only a couple of times. Teresa did this here and here. I don't think even Hysteria was this fast. Also, Rigaldo was faster than Miria and he didn't create any after-images.
3) Clare (albeit in QoB mode) has already shown faster speed than anything Miria has shown (not counting the moment when Miria was shoot via Anastasia's hair). So you saying that "she will never be as fast as Miria's fastest attack" has already been proven wrong.
BTW, probably everyone has noticed this but it doesn't seem that Clare has even used her most powerful attacks during that encounter, only normal swings + Rafaela's technique (+PYS maybe). Maybe she used WC but definitely not QS which surely is much more powerful than the last time we've seen (not counting the fight in imaginery world although it gives us a good hint on how powerful it is now). I'm not even sure she has used it on Priscilla.
Last edited by Goral; October 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM.
I was relying mostly in Deneve's overview in chapter 85 when she said that Miria is superior to Clare in speed, endurance, strength, swordsmanship, mental strength and concentration while giving Clare only limitless drive that can be her greatest strength or her greatest weakness. But now that you mentioned it I didn't take timeskip into account at all, and Clare's QS should be indeed more powerful than the version she used against Flora ( she used it only once and it was in mental world ). I also didn't take into account that she has exit the destroyer with what seems to be huge powerup for her ( Raphaela's technic ) so you are right now as present Clare is probably much, much stronger than Miria.
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But I don't think that Clare could defeat her now, even with that power up. Note that Priscilla will probably get upgraded to once Cassandra arrive.
Great chapter. I really loved Helen's attitude. It's good to see all of them back in their old uniforms again.
I would certainly hope not. She doesn't need another power up. She is ridiculously over powered already. I don't know how Clare is going to kill her.Quote:
Yeah, maybe Galatea can manipulate her long enough for Clare to cut off her head.Quote:
People have said that this chapter was filler but it still was a good. At least we got to see Clare in action again. And the chapter ended on a curious note with Chronos wanting to speak with Raki.
That's the problem of Clare. When she sees Priscilla, she goes crazy and does not use the QS, which is her best attack.
It was the same with Rigardo, Clare went crazy and did not use the QS, which could have put Rigardo in trouble.
In short, when Clare sees an enemy who she really hates, she does not think and senseless attacks.
At least, with Priscilla, she decided to wake up. But before that, she attacked without thinking as with Rigardo.
Anyway, Clare (with her initial attack) did not cut an arm to Priscilla, it was an attack of destructor.
Also, when Deneve said that Miria is superior she intentionally ignored the fact that Clare has more youki in store. She put that fact on a side to be more accurate and summed Clare up as someone with "certain explosive quality". Last but not least, when they fought in the north Miria was losing if anything and she certainly didńt have the advantage Deneve talked about.
Last edited by Goral; October 08, 2012 at 01:06 AM.
And it is possable for Miria to have fought(and maybe killed) awakened beings stronger then Duph ...but i doubt miria has even fought an AO
@Goral: Yup. I thought about that too, but when you consider the final positions of their arms, i.e. extended at the right side of their bodies, it would suggest that they both made left-to-right swings and merely made the adjustments prior to delivering the blows.
As for utilizing the previous image, I could think of Clare turning around once to her left and delivering that occipitofrontal slash, this time, with the blade's hilt closer to the reader. This leaves the blade to the mouth as Miria's blow. I, however, cannot discern a possible efficient scenario where Miria would be able to swing from right to left and end up with a blade to the AB's right cheek moving left. One scenario involves a left-to-right backhand swing so that the blade lands on the designated cheek. That would, however, be a fade-away swing and the terminal arc of the swing would move farther away from the AB and would not be enough to cut through since only the tip of the blade reached the cheek. As such, the only way the blow would have been sufficient was if it had been frontooccipital.
As I've written here and here it definitely was not in any of the files MiB had, unless they made a portrait of every warrior (which is very unlikely). She must have met them before, the question is when and where?
No it's not. Give me a name of someone more powerful than Duff that isn't an AO or Priscilla. Even Rigaldo can't be considered as stronger since while being fast he has a weak armour while Duff's is the strongest one we've ever seen except maybe for Cassandra and he had the power and a nasty technique to back it up. Even the AB Helen killed didn't have such strong armour if Miata and others could penetrate it easily (the problem was it's fast regeneration).
Anyway, even assuming that Rigaldo was stronger, it was not by much so anyone stronger than Duff would have to be at least of Rigaldo's level. And we all know how Miria fared against Rigaldo. In other words, if Miria would encounter anyone stronger than Duff she wouldn't even be in Pieta.
And BTW, if the teams would switch and would have to fight the AB Helen and others were fighting I doubt they could finish it off so quickly. Miria's attacks wouldn't do much to it and only Clare with her QS would be able to make a significant injury and finish this AB off. Miria could serve only as a decoy i.e. annoying fly.
And would you consider Octavia (an awakened number 2) stronger then duph, maybe thats how miria knows her maybe she battled Octavia before??
and i agree if it was clare and miria vs the regenerating Awakened it would have been a different battle....even tho i like how it looked that multi body awakened was kinda weak...they must have been hurt from getting there asses kicked by prissy/destroyer
Goral what do you think Chronos wants with Raki....Have they met before?, dose he smell Isely on him? do him and lars want a new butt buddy?, maybe they just want to talk about whats going on?
It makes sense that Miria knows the past warriors and ABs 'cause she read some registers (or something like that).
Tbh i wouldn't read too much into it.
Last edited by MalakTawus; October 08, 2012 at 08:30 AM.