Monday, July 15, 2013
More insight from new keywords
Even if 2 people use fragments of the same relics to don the same gear, the results will vary greatly depending on the user's skill level and mental image of it. In that sense, Maria's mantle is a unique part of her Gungnir (and not an Armed Gear).
Shirabe's gear was made from a relic that is one of two blades that were held by the War Goddess Zababa from Sumerian mythology. Her Armed Gear is a red sawblade that cuts flesh. Kirika's gear was made from a relic of the other blade that was held by the War Goddess Zababa from Sumerian mythology. Her Armed Gear is a green scythe that cuts the spirit.
Hibiki's Armed Gear is different from everyone else. Because she wished to connect and bring together other people, the state of being "empty-handed" is precisely the "Armed Gear" she obtained. In other words, Hibiki couldn't form an Armed Gear, but that isn't necessarily from her lack of training, but rather from her strong will to avoid fighting and connect with other people. As a result she was left without a physical Armed Gear which left her hands empty so they could join with other's.
Depending on the application of their superb song, Tsubasa and Chris can still take immense amount of damage from the backfire (i.e. if they use it without utilizing their Armed Gear and channeling the energy directly through the body). Because Hibiki has an exceptionally high compatibility rate due to being fused with her relic, she has the ability to suppress the backfire more than any other user. Each respective Symphogear has a different characteristic as part of their superb song, which is as an extension of their armed gear.
Hibiki and co. repeatedly trained their S2CA combination in order to control it properly, it was based off the combo attack they did at the end of s1 to destroy the moon fragment. The center of the combo is Hibiki, who uses her "Armed Gear" to join with the others and allow them to amplify their energy while Hibiki suppresses the backfire so it doesn't damage their bodies. However, the process of this puts the entire burden on Hibiki and even though she's fused with the relic it doesn't completely neutralize the damage. This attack is also very dangerous because, like when Hibiki touched Durendal, the resonance created by Gungnir being in direct contact with other relics (such as Ichiavial and Ame no Habakiri) can result in the power going out of control (possibly directing it at someone unintended).
There are 2 variations of the S2CA attack.
Hibiki + Chris: S2CA Twin Break type-A (arrow)
Hibiki + Tsubasa: S2CA Twin Break type-B (blade)
The weakpoints of the S2CA are: The force exerted upon Hibiki's body during the process, and the amount of time it takes for them to charge the energy while singing. However the biggest drawback is that they must be careful when using it, as the amount of destructive power it unleashes cannot be held back (and thereby may damage the surrounding).