Baseline
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Flora's Baselines

VIZ Media name

Baseline[1]

Variant

básica[2] (es-es), initiale[3] (fr), normale[4] (it)

Original name

基本[5] Kihon (base)

Type

Defensive, offensive, special

Description

Six power ratings

Current status

Extant

User

Claymore warrior, awakened being

Quote

Without relying on bursts of Yoma power, and keeping her energy suppressed, she's built up her baseline speed.[6]

First appearance

Yoma War Record I

Baseline ↓

  • Yoma Power link.jpg Yoma power
  • Agile link.jpg Agility
  • Strength link.jpg Strength
  • Mental link.jpg Mental
  • Sensing link.jpg Sensing
  • Leadership link.jpg Leadership

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In the manga, 基本[7] (base) is translated as "baseline" by VIZ Media.[8] First mention by Deneve in reference to Miria's speed (agility) during the sword-match between Miria and Clare. For general definition, see baseline.

For Claymore warriors, the six baselines appear on the Yoma War Record datasheets, which are listed in the "Ability" infobox together with the warrior's type, innate ability and learned technique.

For awakened beings, five baselines appear on the datasheets.

Description[edit | edit source]

Classification[edit | edit source]

Organization's rating of each Claymore warrior's fighting potential, broken down in six Baselines:

  1. Yoma power
  2. Agility
  3. Strength
  1. Mental
  2. Sensing
  3. Leadership

What is a baseline?[edit | edit source]

Quantity of a native quality, being the measure of an innate trait or ability, unenhanced by Yoma power, or modified by other means. Yoma power baseline itself on datasheet is reserved/unused measurement.

Abilities and techniques are usually founded on one baseline, though other baselines can be involved.

Awakened[edit | edit source]

Awakened beings' baselines are also given in the Yoma War Record.

Yoma power[edit | edit source]

Yoma power release can raise agility and strength performance above the baseline. Or lower mental, sensing and leadership performance below the baseline.

A high Yoma power reserve, however, may accompany high baselines in other areas.[9][10][11]

Contrary to popular perception, Claymore warriors do not need Yoma power to enable other baselines. Usually, Yoma power is used to enhance agility and strength on an emergency basis only.[12]

During the 7-year timeskip, the Ghosts display the use of five baselines without resorting to Yoma power.[13]

History[edit | edit source]

The history and methods used by the Organization to measure the baselines of warriors and Awakened are unknown. Dae displays an ability to sense Yoma energy emanating from Priscilla's arm during an Executive meeting.[14]

References[edit | edit source]

Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 12, Scene 67, p. 118
  2. Claymore 12, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 67, p. 118
  3. Claymore 12, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 67, p. 118
  4. Claymore 12, Star Comics, Scene 67, p. 114
  5. Claymore 12, Shueisha, Scene 67, p. 118
  6. Claymore 12, Scene 67, p. 118
  7. Claymore 12, Shueisha, Scene 67, p. 118
  8. Claymore 12, Scene 67, p. 118
  9. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," pp. 508, 510, 514
  10. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," pp. 688, 689
  11. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," pp. 725, 729
  12. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 171–185
  13. Claymore 15, Scene 78, pp. 10–30
  14. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 79

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