Standard gear and wear for both fighters ,both fighters are in character , Clare is end of serise , Linley is current and is the manga version ,speed can be equal if needed
Location - Training Ground
@rac95 here it is
Sorry that it took so long, I am basically fighting my PC and Internet rightn now (and I am on the losing side...) and accidentally deleated my first attempt before it was finished. But anyway, let us begin
Imagine a medieval world. Humans are plagued by Yoma ,shape-shifting, innards-eating creatures who hide among them. Only a few selected ones are able to find and fight those Yoma. These few are called Claymores, or Silver-eyed Witches. They are created by the Organiation by infusing the flesh of Yoma into girls, turning them into Human/Yoma-hybrids. Through this procedure they gain not only the ability to sense those creatures, but also enhanced physicals. Each generation has 47 of those warriors, ranked after their strength.
The character represented here is Clare, No. 47 of the current generation. As a child she was saved by a Claymore, Theresa of the Faint Smile, who killed the Yoma inhabiting her place. Deciding to follow her, young Clare traveled together with her through the lands (although it needed some convincing from Clare). One day Theresa broke one of the rules of the Organisation by killing a human to protect Clare. Now being hunted by other Claymores, Clare had to ultimately witness Theresas death at the hand of a Claymore named Priscilla after she awoke. At this point Clare decided to join the Organisation to get the chance to kill the, now renegade, Priscilla.
As a Claymore, Clare posesses superhuman abilities, namely:
There are a few necessary definitions for words that sometimes will appear later, those being:
Yoma: Already mentioned, the main reason for the existance of Claymores. They are shape-shifters, who can only be tracked by their Yoki. They come in different kinds of strength and speed, but are superior to humans in general. Some of them posess specialized abilities like flight.
Yoki: The energy or aura that Yoma, and thus also Claymores, posess. It increases with strength, meaning more Yoma=more Power (imagine Ki like in Dragon Ball). Claymores can "release" Yoki to enhance their stats even more or to heal.
Awakening/Awakened Ones: Should a Claymore, either by accident or willingly, release to much Yoma, they lose control and start to transform into a Yoma themselves. This process is named Awakening and the resulting creatures Awakened Ones. The big difference between ordinary Yoma and Awakened beings is the fact that Awakened Ones posess an individual body structure, whilst normal Yoma still have a somewhat humanoid body. Here also goes the rule, the stronger the Claymore was, they stronger her Awakened Form.
It is however possible to interrupt the Awakening, either by enough willpower of the Claymore herself or if some other Claymores synchronise their energies to lower the power release. It is even possible to turn partially awakened Claymores back into their human form. Clare herself for example had technically three "Awakenings".
Abyssal Ones: This is a definition from the Organisation and describes the Awakened Forms of former No. 1 ranked Claymores. They do not only posess immense size and destructive potential, but can also turn into a human form, something "normal" Awakened Ones" can't. They are the strongest beings out there and officially three of them are known: Isley of the North, Riful of the West and Luciela of the South
Since I don't know the exact limits of my opponent, I will restrict myself to only use a few pre-timeskip feats. These are weak compared to her last forms and serve more to outline the general abilities.
Take one of her earlier fights against an Awakened One. You can see it shred through multiple buildings easily (Scan 1-2), yet Clare manages to blitz through those tentacles
Only for reference though, the picture below shows the damage from the fight between the Awakened One and the other Claymore Ophelia, who Clare later kills after she transformed.
One of her best feats pre-time skip is this one though, were she uses her "Quicksword"-Ability to completely destroy a building with clean cuts
That's it for now, as mentioned nothing impressive just to show that there is a difference between using a normal attack and her "Quicksword". The main difference would be the reach, I mean she cut a whole building whilst standing on the top of it. The "better" feats will come in the next post, post-timeskip
Now this is the part where it is not clear if it is important, so I will also use only a few examples, all pre-timeskip.
Ever since the beginning, Clare was faster than humans by good margin. Lets for example take this scenario, where she (prior to her first Awakening) is attacked with throwing knives, they hit her cloak, but it is later shown that they never actually hit To make it more impressive, the knife thrower could pierce through tiles with them.
Later during that same Arc she intercepted an attack centimetres before it could hit a man
Only for reference, this thing can decapacitate a man before his partner can realize what is going, only proving again that her reaction speed is superior to humans, even at her weakest.
To close this part of speed for now I want to present the last feat, demonstrating the impressive attack speed of her "Quicksword".
I think the amount of "cuts" on the water surface demonstrates the speed she posesses very well. Especially since she hasn't even visible movement of her arm. And you know what the best thing behind this is? She just got this arm and doesn't posess really good control over it. Also the prior "owner" of said arm and inventor of the technique has stated herself that Clare is only half as strong and fast when compared to her.
In my opinion this proves that Clares speed is nothing to scoff at, even pre-timeskip.
Now a bit of a different speed category. I will not use much feats in this area, just to outline that she is actually pretty quick on her feet. Let's take her first confrontation with a Yoma as an example what she can perform at the beginning of her career.S she completely dominates the Yoma, crossing a whole room before he can even react.
Also, let us look a bit back. You remember the example in the offensive area, the one from the Awakened One who shredded her complete surroundings? Well guess what, Clare brought both Raki and herself out of the radius.
Now directly to a few better and also last feats in that area for now. During the War in the North, there was an Awakened One called Rigaldo the Lion. The moment he stepped up into the fight a lot of Claymores died due to his speed, which allowed him to zip all around the plaza to kill them (Scan 1-4). As you can also see, Clares attempt at stopping him only resulted in her getting slapped away (Scan 5-6).
Yet on the second instance she is able to blitz his arm off by letting her legs awaken. Also a nice demonstration of the power difference between a normal and an Awakened Claymore.
In the following confrontation, Clare demonstrates that she now has the speed to actually still tag Rigaldo, despite him going for a dodge. You can also see that she is fast enough to simply barrel through buildings
And that's it for the speed for now.
The reason I put the "Healing Factor" in quotations is simple, it isn't really a clear cut ability. For starters there are two types of Claymores, offensive and defensive warriors. Only defensive warriors posess a "true" healing factor (being able to fully heal in fights or even regrow limbs). Offensive fighters can't do that. They are still able to heal after fights and reattach limbs, but their healing is slower and not so potent. What they can do though is to continue fighting with heavy injuries. Clare, who is an offensive fighter, has shown to use this ability actually to her advantage. Let's look for example at his instance.
As you see here, Clare gets herself impaled, only to roll down a small cliff to her sword and kill the Yoma without any problems. She also explains it later.
A better example would be her fight against Ophelia later on. She knows she has no chance to win so she resorts to this little trick here, namely getting herself crippled and cut open to escape.
It fails in the end, because she held on to her arm, but even her enemy admits that she was being tricked.
And our dear Ophelia herself,also an offensive type, continued fighting with a broken neck and walked it off like it was nothing, stating that only decapacitation would have stopped her.
I think these are good examples why it would be difficult to quickly kill a Claymore, at least for now.
As said, since I don't posess extensive knowledge on my opponent, I just used her weakest feats to lay out her abilities. Rest assured that Clare is actually by far stronger than her pre-timeskip feats. The next post will be a bit more detailed on Clares physical abilities, a few more things to Awakening and will also introduce the Abyssal Ones.
Until then I sign out
Linley was born in the Baruch clan, one of the Yulan continent's big families, sadly for him the Family had been reduced to three members: his father, his younger brother and himself. Before his sixth birthday, his father tells Linley his family once was famous for being one of the Supreme Warriors families, and in his veins runs the blood of the Dragon Warriors, sadly after the ages the blood's been too diluted and Linley lacks the ability to access this power, even more, this leaves Linley unable to train as a warrior. Looking to make a name for himself and recover the family's honor Linley decides to train as a Magus instead, and with the help of the Doehring, an ancient Saint level Magus, whose spirit resides in the Coiling Dragon Ring, and Bebe, a magical beast of unknown race, he will embark in world changing adventures.Linley's a dual element magus of Earth and Wind, but continued to train as a warrior while attending the Ernst Institute.
Linley had a gift and through training and practice he became really good at fighting as a warrior and using magic .
Through is warrior and magic training he became both skilled in the the way of the warrior and being a strong magic user , which might serve as a good thing in this battle . This an example of his early sword skill . reserse scan order
He then got a better understanding and did this with a flat blade
It is an ability to transform into a Dragonblood warrior. It is a trait of his clan, one of the four divine beast clans and the most balanced of the four supreme warriors clans transformation that greatly improves all attributes. He can fully Dragonform or just parts of his body. The form changes throughout the series. Regardless of the version it is always noted that Linley has spikes and horns which are not present on regular Dragonblood warriors. This is because his initial transformation is caused by a Armored Razorback Wyrm and he absorbed some of it's properties (spikes and exceptional defense). In contrast regular Dragonblood warriors only develop an azure Dragonscale covering.
Here is what happened when he first actived his dragon blood , the scan are in revere so the last scan is the first one
As you can see his strength and durabilty go up alot and here is when he had a better control of the the form . This is an example of how strong only a weaker dragon arm is
I will say that this is a much weaker and not fully transformed Linley. I will show more later since you have not shown how strong clare is yet
@rac95: I’m not going to edit my post but for the next one I’ll try the link format, if it’s too much work for me then I’ll just stick to normal way
To be honest with this new rule I’m probably going to avoid using comic characters for a while so this is my last cav using a comic / manga character
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