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Cynthia
Alias: None
Claymore Stats
Gender: Female
Symbol: Cynthiarank
Rank: 14 (Former)
Type: Defensive
Technique(s): Yoki Manipulation
Fate / Status: Alive
Background / Alliance Information
Affiliation: Seven Ghosts
The Organization (Former)
Family:

Unknown

Hometown: Unknown
First Appearances
Manga: Chapter 50
Anime: Episode 18
Other Information
Jap. Voice: Miho Miyagawa
En. Voice: Anastasia Munoz

Cynthia was Claymore No. 14 of the 132nd generation in the Organization and one of the 7 survivors of the Northern Campaign (see Seven Ghosts)

EtymologyEdit

"Cynthia" is a transliteration of the Japanese "Shinshia" (シンシア, pronounced "shin-shi-a").

"Cynthia" derives from the Greek "from Mount Kynthos." This is also one of the names for Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon.

AppearanceEdit

Cynthia wears her hair braided in a pair of plaits, hung forward over her shoulders. Before the time skip she wore the standard Claymore uniform. She currently wears a slight variant of the same dark outfit of all the Seven Ghosts without a skirt. She is usually seen smiling.

Image GalleryEdit

PersonalityEdit

Cynthia's personality seems to be ever cheerful and hopeful despite all that she and the group have gone through, and she is sometimes seen playfully teasing her comrades. She is often seen smiling and displaying a very expressive face. However, beneath her easygoing exterior, she seems to be quite vengeful, stating that she continued living in order to avenge Veronica. She is seen smiling most of the time. She is rather humble and considers herself to be the most weak-willed among the seven Claymores who survived the Northern Campaign [1].

AbilitiesEdit

Yoki ManipulationEdit

Main article: Yoki Manipulation

Over the Seven-Year Time Skip, Cynthia developed an adeptness for manipulating other Claymores' Yoki to aid with regeneration and healing. This is displayed when she aided Yuma in re-growing her leg that had been crushed and subsequently cut off by Clare.

Yoki SuppressionEdit

Having spent seven years hidden in the northern mountains, Cynthia has learned to completely suppress her Yoki while retaining the ability to attack and sense the Yoki of others.

Physical AbilitiesEdit

While accompanying Clare to search for Raki alongside Yuma, Cynthia claims to have greater stamina and base speed than Clare. Being a defensive type, she presumably possesses greater healing and regenerative capabilities as well.

BiographyEdit

The Northern CampaignEdit

Main article: Northern Campaign

Cynthia is one of 24 Claymores sent to battle in the Northern Campaign. She was part of Veronica's team, along with Helen (No. 22), Pamela (No. 35) and Matilda (No. 41). Cynthia was the highest ranked Claymore present, outside of the team captains, being only one rank lower than her captain Veronica.

In the first battle, Cynthia and the rest of Veronica's team arrived as back up for Jean's team, which had been defeated by the flying Awakened Being. Helen and Jean disarmed it while Veronica and Cynthia finished it off. Cynthia complained about being the one to get injured while finishing it off, but Veronica reminded her it was because they were defensive Claymores.

She tried to defend Veronica from Rigardo during the second battle, but failed and Veronica was cut in half. She subsequently tried to attack Rigardo for revenge, but he easily evaded it and left to attack Jean. Ultimately, Cynthia was one of the six Claymores left standing after Rigardo's death and took part in the last stand with Miria, Clare, Helen, Deneve and Zelda. However, she was second to be cut down by Isley's Awakened Beings. Thanks to Miria's plan, however, she was able to survive the battle.

After Seven Year Time-SkipEdit

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Cynthia after seven years time skip.

After the seven years, Cynthia's yoki manipulation skills have advanced to the point that she can aid in the healing of another Claymore by synchronizing their Yoki. She says she wants to go back south to exact revenge for Veronica and her other fallen comrades. Cynthia is the one who helps Galatea heal her injuries after the battle with Agatha, whom she helped to defeat, in Rabona.

Trouble in the WestEdit

Along with Yuma she accompanied Clare to find Raki in the west. While in Lacroa searching for Raki, Cynthia, together with Clare and Yuma, were able to easily exterminate an Awakened Being present in the town. After the battle, Cynthia tells Clare that visiting the town despite the presence of an Awakened Being was worth it, as there were no casualties in the end.

However, she muses regretfully about how it is too bad they cannot collect any fees from the town. Clare than remarks that she now knows why Cynthia was labelled a "problem child" and sent to Pieta. When she, Clare and Yuma are confronted by Rubel, Cynthia is the one to deduce that he is a spy from the enemies of the organization.

She follows Clare and Yuma to save Renee, who had been captured by Riful. On the way there they encounter Dauf. He captures Yuma and Clare has to cut off her leg to free her. Cynthia carries the injured Yuma and helps her regenerate her leg while Clare goes to find Riful. Helen and Deneve the appear and Cynthia sets to work regenerating Helen's eye. This leaves her exhausted, so she is left with Yuma for protection while Helen and Deneve go to find Clare.

After Helen and Deneve leave Cynthia and Yuma are caught up in the combined Luciela and Rafaela Awakened Being's attack. Cynthia is too exhausted to dodge all the spikes raining down on them but refuses Yuma's assistance, saying Yuma's leg is still to injured to carry her. Cynthia instructs Yuma to leave her behind but Yuma ignores her, picking her up and escaping from the spikes.
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Yuma and Cynthia find Beth.

Yuma continues to carry her away but Cynthia senses the presence of a nearby Claymore. The pair go to investigate and find a severely wounded Beth. Yuma goes to help her but Cynthia warns her its too late, just before Beth climbs to her feet and Awakens. She warns Yuma to run just before Beth destroys the entire surrounding area.

Beth's attack has left Cynthia limbless and missing the lower half of her body. She is still alive when Yuma finds her, and Yuma carries her away from the scene where Beth has attacked them. However, according to her, a defensive Claymore cannot regenerate that much damage, so she asks Yuma to mercy-kill her before she Awakens.

She gives a sad soliloquy about how empty she felt when Veronica was killed in front of her eyes and how all of them really only sought death ever since. Yuma, however, shrugs it off and prepares to attempt synchronizing their Yoki in attempt to save Cynthia, saying that she is not the only one who feels pain watching her comrades die.

As revealed in chapter 101, Yuma's healing technique worked although Cynthia passed out. She is very surprised to still be alive and to find her missing body parts regenerated. She is, however, still very weak and can barely move, so Yuma leaves her to lead away the Yoma spike creatures that are closing in on them.

Later, in chapter 105, it shows that Cynthia, Yuma, and Dietrich survived the attack of Yoma spike creatures. They head toward the combined Luciela and Rafaela Awakened Being to meet up with Helen, Devene and Clare. They met up, but Clare was not there and Cynthia could sense that Clare was mixed up in the Destroyer's yoki.

The Attack on Rabona and the Journey to StaffEdit

During the attack on Rabona, Cynthia, now at full health, aids in destroying the Awakened Beings. At one point, Yuma throws her sword and impales an Awakened Being through its head for a deathblow. She remarks that she's become particularly good at this, but Cynthia provides a gentle, friendly rebuke in that the technique is only effective if the wielder can quickly retrieve her sword.

Later, Cynthia helps to stop the battle between Deneve and Tabitha, appearing between the two and blocking Deneve's blow with her sword. Following the exchange, she leaves with the rest of the Ghosts
Cynthia and Yuma
and Dietrich to head for the Organization. After the group meets up with Anastasia's party and begins fighting the male Awakened Beings, Cynthia helps to heal the wounded member, Phina, but does not join the battle. She is last seen helping the others destroy the Awakened Being creation facility.

The Battle of Staff and the End of the OrganizationEdit

Finally, after the Awakening of Cassandra, Roxanne and Hysteria, Cynthia, the Ghosts, Dietrich, and Anastasia's team appear in The Organization.

Cynthia then helps to heal Miria with Yuma while the rest fight Hysteria, and she is one of the ones who first realizes that the Abyssal One is using traction to control her speed. When Dietrich is badly injured, Cynthia quickly rushes to help her regenerate but is doubtful of success.[2] In the end, she joins the other warriors when they add their Yoki to Anastasia's hair in order to help Miria defeat Hysteria.[3]When Miria brings forth the head of Rimuto, Cynthia is seen among the gathered warriors, helping them to heal.[4]

To the Last BattleEdit

The Return to RabonaEdit

Cynthia is next seen with Raki and the other Ghosts when they make their return to Rabona. She observes the gathered Awakened Beings in silence and listens as they speak with Miria. Then, she joins the others when they are led by Galatea to the location of Clare, Priscilla, and the Destroyer and is also present when Miria speaks with the soldiers of Rabona.[5] Later, when Clare is released from the Yoki and flesh mass, Cynthia aids Yuma, Deneve, and Helen in sewing up the younger warrior's body.[6]

RelationshipsEdit

Insectile Awakened Being

Veronica and Cynthia fighting an Awakened Being.

VeronicaEdit

Cynthia seems to have known Veronica some time in the past as she addresses her as a friend. The fact that their numbers are so close together may have something to do with it. After the seven-year time skip, Cynthia's motivation was avenging Veronica.

MiriaEdit

Cynthia respects Miria's authority and seemingly follows her orders dutifully. On the other hand, her mischievous side surfaced when Cynthia, Clare, and Yuma made their way to Lacroa and exterminated an Awakened Being despite Miria's orders to avoid such conflict.

ClareEdit

Cynthia respects Clare's power but knows how impulsive she is, so she tries to council Clare and stop her from running wild. On the other hand, Clare was stunned by Cynthia's behavior during their time at Lacroa where they helped the village exterminate an Awakened Being, thus Clare realizing why the Organization referred to her as a 'problem child'.

YumaEdit

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After Cynthia expended most of her energy assisting Yuma to regenerate her leg, then protecting the latter from an infected Beth's attacks, Yuma was especially distraught over her comrade's claim to have 'the weakest will of all survivors'. It was in that particular moment that Yuma learned to align and manipulate her yoki to help Cynthia regenerate from otherwise fatal wounds. Since then, the two became closer, with Cynthia teasing Yuma about the disadvantage of her projectile throwing skill, and showing confidence in Yuma's ability to handle an Awakened one on her own.

Anime and Manga differencesEdit

  • Cynthia has a very small part in the Anime, appearing only in the first battle of the Northern Campaign and healing the wounded after the battle with Rigardo.
  • In the Manga, Cynthia is seen attacking Rigardo in rage after Veronica is killed, In the Anime, Helen is seen attacking Rigardo after the death of Veronica with her Extendable Arms

ReferencesEdit

  1. Claymore manga chapter 98
  2. Claymore Manga Scene 123
  3. Claymore Manga Scene 124
  4. Claymore Manga Scene 126
  5. Claymore Manga Scene 128
  6. Claymore Manga Scene 129

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