Lars
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Lars

VIZ Media name

N/A

Variant

N/A

Original name

ラーズ[1] Rāzu

Rank No.

6[2] of Initial Male Era

Current status

Awakened

Ties

Organization, Chronos

Class

Unknown

Technique

Unknown

Quote

Watch your mouth, you imps.[3]

First appearance

Scene 128

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Unofficial English translation. "Lars" is the Scandinavian form of Laurance, ultimately deriving from the Latin laurus (laurel).

Possibly alluding to the warrior "Lars" of Bastard!!, whose name derives from Lars Ulrich of Metallica. The Bastard!! Lars gets his power from the dragons' blood flowing through his body, reminiscent of the Yoma implants made from the Dragons' Descendents.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Human[edit | edit source]

Young man in his 20s. Wears swept-back, blond spiked hair. Similar appearance to "Yugi Takehisa,"[4] a high school student in Norihiro Yagi's earlier series, Angel Densetsu

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Yugi from Angel Densetsu

Awakened[edit | edit source]

Flame-like humanoid form when half-awakened. Resembles the Flame-hair awakened. When fully awakened, Lars is similar to Chronos' awakened form.

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Lars half-awakened

Personality[edit | edit source]

Introverted. Quiet surface hides volatile, insecure personality. Easily provoked by Miria. Lars' longevity may be due to Chronos's leadership. The men are independent of Octavia's party.

Datasheet[edit | edit source]

Class[edit | edit source]

Unknown type. Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," his ability and baselines are unknown.

History[edit | edit source]

Awakened beings[edit | edit source]

Octavia[edit | edit source]

After the Ghosts land near Rabona, Raki spots a young woman sitting hillside. When he asks her to accompany him and his companions to Rabona, she says the city is deserted. Deneve warns Raki away as this woman is an awakened being. Then Raki notices a dozen or so "humans" watching the city from the hills, all but two being female.[5]

Chronos[edit | edit source]

Helen asks why the gathering. A bearded man says they wish to see both the emergence of the strongest awakened being ever—and the faces of the warriors who destroyed the Organization.[6]

As the Ghosts leave, Miria identifies the bearded man as Chronos, the former No. 4 of the Initial Male Era. His male companion is No. 6, Lars. The woman Raki just spoke to is "Wild horse" Octavia, No. 2. of an unnamed era.[7]

Cassandra's approach[edit | edit source]

Later that night, Lars and Chronos detects that Cassandra's speed is accelerating.[8]

Meeting[edit | edit source]

When Clare escapes from the Yoma cocoon, so does a new binary entity—DestroyerPriscilla.

Two combats[edit | edit source]

During the combat of Destroyer–Priscilla fighting itself, two female awakeneds are thrown into Rabona. The Ghosts destroy both.

Meanwhile, atop a city battlement, Raki ponders Clare's quest for revenge. Though he understands Clare's motives, he is still puzzled by Priscilla's. Suddenly Chronos and Lars approach Raki for a talk.[9]

Chronos notes Raki's unusual physique and matching sword technique, both designed to fight Yoma entities. Raki admits that his mentor was Isley, who he met in the north.[10]

Last question[edit | edit source]

Chronos and Lars are suddenly surrounded by Miria and the Ghosts.

Chronos wonders why Priscilla, after being freed from the Yoma cocoon, made for the awakened beings in the hills, and not Raki and the Ghosts. He guesses that Raki's presence is what prevented an attack. And that Raki's silence indicates a previous relation with Priscilla.[11]

Miria's plan[edit | edit source]

Miria baits Chronos and Lars when she implies they are afraid of Priscilla. Lars awakens and threatens the Ghosts. But Chronos orders him to calm down.[12]

Miria reveals her scheme of breaking Priscilla's spell over Cassandra, then hoping Cassandra attacks Priscilla. With the combined strength of the Destroyer, Cassandra, the Ghosts and awakened beings, Priscilla could be defeated. But only with all those present here cooperating.[13]

Chronos says he will rely the plan to his comrades, but will wait for Miria to act first. He says farewell to Raki, then Chronos and Lars suddenly vanish.[14]

Later, Lars fearfully detects what he thinks is the aura Riful of the West, but Chronos says it is someone else.[15]

Priscilla–Cassandra[edit | edit source]

The Ghosts are defeated in Round I of the engagement with Cassandra. During Round II with Octavia's Party, Cassandra changes into a new being—Priscilla–Cassandra, who uses the Dusteater technique to counterattack and destroys most of Octavia's Party. Europa herself is beheaded. Round II of the engagement ends in defeat for Octavia's Party.[16]

Retreat[edit | edit source]

At a safe distance, the Ghosts watch the mayhem. Helen acknowledges that Miria ordered a retreat in time. Miria already knew the form of the oncoming attack and credits Audrey for intelligence on Cassandra's technique.

Helen is concerned about Cassandra changing into Priscilla. When Clare begins to release Yoma energy in response to Priscilla's “presence,” Miria warns Clare to calm down—the transformation is not yet complete.[17]

Round III[edit | edit source]

Octavia and her remaining comrade are dismayed at the failure of their first attack. Helen thinks only two members of Octavia's party have survived. But Chronos corrects Helen and throws Europa's still-living head near the Ghosts.[18]

Chronos concedes that he and Lars must join the fight. Lars identifies Europa and describes her special technique—feigning death. As Europa fully awakens, Chronos reveals her moniker, “Europa the Lazy.” He points out that Europa is the only one present that is close in power to an Abyssal.[19]

Both Chronos and Lars awaken, revealing similar biped forms. They join the assault on Priscilla–Cassandra, as do Miria and Clare. The three female and two male awakeneds weaken Priscilla–Cassandra enough for Clare to attack. She eviscerates the thorax of Cassandra's body, destroying the pilot torso of Priscilla.[20]

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. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, p. 333
  2. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, p. 333
  3. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, p. 248
  4. Angel Densetsu 1, Act 2, p. 46
  5. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, pp. 325–326
  6. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, pp. 330–332
  7. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, p. 333
  8. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, p. 351
  9. Jump SQ, November 2012, Claymore, Scene 131, pp. 396–397
  10. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 238–239
  11. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 244–245
  12. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, p. 248–249
  13. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 251–253
  14. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 254–255
  15. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, p. 267
  16. Jump SQ, May 2013, Claymore, Scene 137, pp. 205–207
  17. Jump SQ, May 2013, Claymore, Scene 137, pp. 208–209
  18. Jump SQ, May 2013, Claymore, Scene 137, pp. 210–211
  19. Jump SQ, May 2013, Claymore, Scene 137, pp. 212–213
  20. Jump SQ, May 2013, Claymore, Scene 137, pp. 218–234
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