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1- Acquired powers that should not have been possible for a human being.
2- Raki is massively helped by that unknown little girl on his shoulder.
We still do not know the full extent of an AB's powers, Raki seems to be playing right into it. He erased the Yuma's with ease and grace, while no other human beings have done before, even in groups.
Did he transform? No....But yet....too powerful....the skills he learned from the AB of the North(if not mistaken) would have to be the best in their "world". What did he possibly do to become the best??
i've never had a problem with raki. he's not my favorite character, but i like him
yeah, so he was kind of weak and helpless before the timeskip, but he was just a kid. i never really faulted him for that. anyway, i actually like his relationship with clare. i like the way it mirrors clare and teresa's relationship, except with the added possiblilty of romance, of course. plus, the devotion they have for one another is just really sweet.
i'm really surprised that the results of the poll thus far are so heavily in favor of raki. i was under the impression that most people didn't like him. have a lot of opinions changed since his recent appearance?
A lot of it has to do with people just reading the manga and throwing out the crap that the animae did to him.
As far as him being something more, i don't think so. I believe he is simply a human that training, practice and will power was able to accomplish in the Claymore universe. After all, it is pretty apparant that most people in the world are beaten down, and never had the inclination to train to fight yoma. Raki also had training from probably the best living swordmaster in the world.
I wouldn't be surprised if his pure skill with the sword was equal too or better then the ghosts, however due to him being a full human, he is not nearly as powerful.
I've never seen the anime, but I like him well enough. But then I don't have any hangups about characters being "useless". Just because you're useless in a fight doesn't make you useless as a character in a story.
I like Raki in the story. I am not sure how he feels about Claire or Claire to him. They might be like brothers and sisters or maybe Claire loves him? anyway, Raki will be the one to calm down Claire next time she goes out of control. Perhaps serves even as a mediator between her and priscilla
3:2 There's going to be a *really* complicated romance
3:1 Raki's gonna become a male claymore
i am just glad raki looks better than before... or rather the artist is getting better. I swear raki looked like some male yomas back then and some characters looked horrid. I like how Galatea looks and miria.
I guess if Isley is really cunning he'd pull some stunt to convince Raki to become a male claymore for the purpose of making Raki awaken (If Raki hasn't seen his awakened form he could stage an attack on Raki and Raki realizing how hopeless it is would realize his still not strong enough, Isley could use that to convince him to become stronger)
Truth be told, I didn't really mind Raki as a character initially. Well, untill the anime came in and totally screw everything up a;dkjfalk;dfjlakf lol.
In other words, i don't really like raki as a character atm.
I don't mind that he is this useless kid that tags along with Clare because he has nowhere else to go... But what really annoys me is the fact that he KNOWS he is useless but still attempts to "help" Clare, only to end up getting in the way and having to be saved in the end....
Bleh. I just find him annoying. Maybe he's just one of those characters to me where you either love or hate them :P
Anyways, he does seem stronger now. My opinion of him might change slightly if he is now more able to fulfill his empty promises in the past if not... mumblesmumblesmumblesmumbles
oh ya, did i mention that the kiss between Clare and Raki ruined BOTH characters for me? o.o seriously. I can overlook it in the manga, deceiving myself that maybe Clare did it to shut Raki up.. but the makers of the anime decided to give Clare a lusty look after the kiss... ARGH!! what were they thinking!!!! it just doesnt make sense.. =.=
sorry. excuse my rambling.
Oh well, seems like i'm in the minority.. keke. My friend thinks i'm being unreasonable as well for disliking Raki >.<
Maybe the next few chapters will change my opinion. maybe.
Last edited by hayateblitz; June 11, 2008 at 11:39 PM.