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Translations: Gintama 515 by kewl0210
Guys, this thread is about Mainland - not Rosemary or Riful or past lives of Awaken/Abyssal Ones.
If you two want to talk about this please make a thread of your own.
brainy parasite is born, which can infect and control the host to some extent. As a result, we can assume that this parasite is the actual yoki. Since both yoma and claymores have yoki, I was wondering what if the brainy parasite (yoki) is arbitrary when it comes to awakening. Considering that awakening is caused by falling into temptation (which can be also defined as lack of self-control) and both Yoma and claymores can fall for it, it is reasonable to believe that the brainy parasite does not influence awakening, but is rather a channel that allows infected humans or claymores transform when they lose self-control. If yoki is arbitrary what does it say about the self control of the Asarakams??
My theory is so twisted
And how can you say Awakened beings dont "feel love" Riful and duph were in love. thats what confuses me....there seems to be a change when they awaken...but i dont think they "lose their humanity" i think its more they succumb to a great hunger (roxanne said she was hungry enough after awakening that she was willing to eat something that tastes like shit). and as time passes they can learn to control that hunger...Riful...even Chronos and lars are very human like(beside the fact that they like the taste of humans)...and i assume they could choose to eat other animals besides humans.
maybe the parasite fuses with the brain...that could explane why most warriors have crappy personality's...they are half human half parasite
I wonder what would happen if the flesh of a normal Asarakam was put into a Human ? And the flesh of its Awakened form. Would there be a new breed of Claymore and Abyss feeders with their traits or would something completely new be born ??
Like Rimuto said: they combine flesh of normal and awakened Askaram so that they would get immortality.
So I think if they use just normal flesh that creation wouldn't last long at all.
I am sure the Organization already tried that in the past and the results were probably not so encouraging.
Otherwise they wouldn't mix those two up to create Claymores.
If the mainland continent is Asia or Eurasia, then the two factions there must be extremely huge empires. The size of the one of the two empires is most certainly larger than modern China + India (Perhaps analogous to China + India vs Russia + Middle East). Then these empires should vast expanses of resources. That would already be an understatement if the empire is actually analogous China + India. Also, a continent the size of Australia would surely not go unnoticed by the enemy empire. Assuming these conjectures, I find it extremely ridiculous that the opposing empire to that of the Organization's has not tried some sort of small invasion or spied on the claymores. Well, maybe they had but are not known to the current claymore actors. In any case, I still find it extremely ridiculous there aren't any agents to subterfuge the claymore experiments by either interrupting the Organization or enlightening the claymore warriors. I mean, it's pretty obvious the opposing empire that's so powerful with the DoD would surely try anything at all cost to interrupt the development of claymores.
They way the mangaka introduced the concept of mainland continent is just too out there without any past references or logical consistencies.
Last edited by moredrowsy; November 28, 2012 at 03:32 AM.
Reviving this thread with a few new points via the Manga newer chapters.
So Miria finds the Askaram and upon beheading Rimuto, goes and cuts the tubes holding the Askaram.
We even see visual evidence of them deteriorating.
Is Rubel happy now?
In other words, think about it.
Miria just destroyed the only source of Yoma and Claymore for the whole island; no longer will the production be capable.
It's quite imperative that the Mainland will get involved very soon...especially when they receive news of the Organization's island base being destroyed.
In my first post (the fat long one,) I have mentioned slightly the issue of capturing the Dragon race. This is purely from my imagination, but I suspect they would have to be at least remotely capable to capture one alive. I don't doubt they wouldn't be able to capture a second one, but at the very least the Island appears to be free from them, for now.
Not sure if the Org will put enough effort into subduing the rebellion either. The plus side of controlling the situation would mainly be to prevent possible disruption in their war effort back in the Mainland. However, we do not know the exact strength of their Mainland force. They may need to gauge the amount of resources worthy of spending in dealing with the uprise. If anything does get sent in Miria's way, we can not take it for granted as a reflection of the Org's true strength.
-send a substantial military force to contain the situation.
-drop a bomb and annihilate the entire facility to contain the situation.
In short: there is no way in hell that the Mainland faction that is tied to this will leave it as it is. If we take in account that Claymores were actually a part of their military force then by all military regulation you must deal with the deserters, especially when they are this size and this powerful. So all in all - I expect them to react in some way until the end of the manga, if that doesn't;t happen I will be disappointed.
As for exact strenght of Mainland military force - we know few things:
-Mainland is bigger then Claymore continent ( and Claymore continent is roughly the size of Australia, so the Mainland can be the size of Asia, Africa or even both Americas ).
-The two factions are in fact the unions of countries ( how many I don't know but I remember Miria saying 'many' when she was describing this ).
So all in all - judging by the size of the continent alone their population must be numbering in millions, maybe more. So when it comes to the military might they can vary between hundreds of thousands to millions of solders - depending on the overall population.
I am, because of all of this mentioned, expecting a response from the Mainland, Yagi please do not disappoint me.
Ah, I've forgotten that this is probably "one of the most promising projects," yes you're absolutely right. Though when I mention the Org's "true strength," I mean it in terms of talented leaders or capable personnels who are basically the driving force behind the whole army. Having been reminded by your insight into the size of the land rids of my doubt for lack of potential strength.
But seriously, I think most of us will be really really sad if Yagi-sensei doesn't expand on this Mainland thing Though Claymore has long been brilliant before the Mainland revelation, when that came to light, personally it feels so... 'Wow.' Just 'wow' kinda thing. Amazing description I know lol. This never came across to me before, but in the recent years there were several good manga that were cancelled for one reason or another, all of a sudden. I hope I didn't just jinx it for Claymore, please don't kill me :P
And on this note, I never know what to call that... faction that is behind the Organisation... the Mainland force? the Organisation people? the main Org? bigger Org? Mainland dragonless people? Org country? Org... Yeah, never thought about using the term 'Federation' Not sure if politically correctly, but I think I could be using OrgFed in my future posts lol (AskFed for the other side haha?) it might sound stupid but that's one reason I will use it XD
I don't think that will happened, Claymroe is quite popular and Yagi didn't show us so far that he is bored of telling it's story. Even if he ends the story after this battle there is high probability that the story will continue in off-spin manga or even an anime. I too am interested as hell when it comes to Mainland, to learn that all their doing was just miniscular piece in one big picture was epic. And I am sure we will learn more about that one day.Quote:
OrgFed sounds about rightQuote:
Miria did say that various countries broke into two sides - two unions or federations.
Until one day we don't learn the true name of Mainland factions we will call them Organization faction and Dragon faction.
So OrgFed and DraFed is good with me for now
Something just came into my head. Can the experiment (on Claymore continent) truly be considered to be unable to be restarted (given current events and information)?
We know that DoD flesh + human = yoma (parasite) + human = Claymore. We also know that Claymore flesh + human = Claymore (how weak or how strong is irrelevant). If the org. was capable of keeping 2 DoD's alive for years surely the same could be done with a claymore or two.
Dae would certainly want to know 'what kind of warriors could be produced from HA flesh?' (Considering that Awakened flesh can be used to reanimate corpses?)
I would also remind people that we have already seen a parasite (or new type of entity) resulting from the melding of two claymores' flesh; the destroyer, and if it was Clare’s psyche that allow her to compel it to keep the 'horned one' imprisoned - well you can see where I'm going with this.
(And we still haven't had it confirmed that it is truly dead; or that if it's remains disintegrate or not, could it's remains be kept alive and used to create claymores and yoma?)
If it's possible to make a claymore from claymore flesh then what about a yoma? (Especially possible if Dae somehow survives). Surely the flesh of Dae's no.1 collection would also be prime research material.
Secondly, in terms of the 'cat being out of the bag,' only Raki, the current generations of warriors and the relatively small population of the holy city know about the orgs real purpose. Unless the priests have sent out a general announcement about the situation, but given the islands main source of info tends to be rumours, and villages at the outskirts of the continent didn't know about Yoma, I doubt that word had spread far.
With the idea that, 'Elimination of authors of unwanted facts usually silences truth,' most of the continent could be kept unaware of the truth if the holy cities inhabitants were killed.
I just feel that there is plenty of wiggle room for things to get much worse.
The opportunities for even scarier forms of research are so vast; it's frightening. Not even discounting the possibilities that we don't even know about; here's one, it was always children who were used in the experiment?
In war, even more so in desperate situations, you usually equip new weapons to your best soldiers and I doubt that those 'best' would be 10 years old boys; especially if this is before the idea of actually ‘experimenting’ came along. They must have had some successes with adult warriors who 'volunteered' for the process. (Suicide soldiers, indeed.)
I could imagine an army from the orgfed arriving and killing a claymore then inserting some of her flesh into their soldiers to create a squad of ‘warriors’ to hunt the claymores.
I don’t think that it would be a stretch given that we now know how medieval the method of creating a claymore is. Raki, who is a normal human, can supposedly fight near a claymore’s level (I know he only fought the twins); so if a similar warrior received the flesh how strong would they be, considering that most claymores don’t have to awaken to defeat an awakened or another warrior for that matter.
The name claymore is another interesting thing. 'Claymore' was a name given by the continent’s inhabitants, not by the claymore themselves or the organisation; it would be nice to hear what the Orgfed calls these warriors? Or at least called them before they realised how they could backfire on them.
I just think that Yagi could easily produce a four volume series about the mainland and give him some time off from the main story; and get his duck in a row if he intends to send our heroes there or have new threats appear where they are.
I would be especially interested to know how they came up with the idea of inserting DoD flesh into someone in the first place.