|Clarissa "Claris" Snowflake|
|Series||New Sakura Wars|
|Also Known As||Claris (by the Flower Division)|
|Birthdate||February 1st, 1924|
Édouard Snowflake (brother)
|New Sakura Wars
Chapter 1 : Winds of Change
|New Sakura Wars|
|Sakura Wars the Comic|
|New Sakura Wars the Animation
Episode 1 : The Curtain Rises! The New Combat Revue
|New Sakura Wars the Animation
Episode 12 : The Grand Finale! Hope for Tomorrow!
|Japanese Voice||Saori Hayami|
|English Voice||Amanda Gish|
Clarissa "Claris" Snowflake (クラリッサ・スノーフレイク Kurarissa Sunōfureiku) is one of the primary female characters in New Sakura Wars. A young noblewoman from Luxembourg, Clarissa originates from a family known for their Libromancy, the ability to use magic through the use of magcial grimoires. She is a member of the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Background
- 4 History
- 4.1 New Sakura Wars
- 4.2 New Sakura Wars the Animation
- 4.2.1 Episode 1 : The Curtain Rises! The New Combat Revue!
- 4.2.2 Episode 2 : Identity Unknown! A Mysterious Foe Appears
- 4.2.3 Episode 3 : Tokyo Trembles! The New Moscow Combat Revue!
- 4.2.4 Episode 4 : Friendship in Full Bloom! Thousand Year Cherry Blossoms!
- 4.2.5 Episode 5 : The Goofball Detective Combo! Find Klara's Secret!
- 4.2.6 Episode 6 : Strange and Bizarre! The True Identity of Black Cape!
- 4.2.7 Episode 7 : Stealth Mission! Tail the Date!
- 4.2.8 Episode 8 : Nonstop Chaos! The Combat Revue Challenge!
- 4.2.9 Episode 9 : Unbelievable! The Truth About Klara!
- 4.2.10 Episode 10 : The Destruction of Tokyo? The Rage of Tunguska!
- 4.2.11 Episode 11 : A Fantastic, Tragic Love! Leyla's Heart!
- 4.2.12 Episode 12 : The Grand Finale! Hope for Tomorrow!
- 5 Playstyle
- 6 Etymology
- 7 References
- 8 Navigation
Claris has thigh-length yellow hair that is kept straight in some portions with some others hair braided at the bottom and green eyes.
She usually wears a green and white outfit where her green and white battle uniform matches her typical outfit and she is often seen accompanied by a book of some kind.
Claris is a kind and gentle girl whom is described as having a "gentlewomanly" personality: the female counterpart to a gentleman's polite and sophisticated nature. Her ladylike composure is paralleled by her studiousness, patience, and kindness.
Claris is a bookworm who is often seen engrossed in a novel and she is totally absorbed into whatever book she has whenever she is reading. This complete mental focus, however, impairs her ability to notice the world around her. It has been demonstrated that while engrossed in literature she is utterly unaware of her surroundings and other people even when they are shouting her name into her ear or waving at her face. She also expressed the interest to become a screenwriter for plays.
When she first met Seijuro Kamiyama, Clarissa has shown to be quite pessimistic at the idea of a man leading the Imperial Combat Revue. This, combined with the messy state of the Revue at the time, has led Clarissa to believe that the current Flower Division were never going to live up to the grandeur and legendary status of the original Flower Division.
It is said that Clarissa is quite a force to be reckoned with when scorned. She can turn spiteful and has even been shown threatening the source of her ire using her Juumadou black magic. However, her association with her family's tainted history of magic and destruction has made her afraid of using her power to harm people. Rumor has it that during such times she uses quite foul language.
Claris is a sixteen-year-old Luxembourgian noblewoman who is a lady that likes reading very much. When reading, she is completely focused on whatever book she is studying at the moment, completely oblivious to the world around her and she is a successor to the Juumadou style of black magic, which is a form of sorcery that utilizes books and this magic has been passed down in her family for countless years.
Claris is from the small European nation of Luxembourg where she altruistically leaves her noble family in Luxembourg to move to Japan to work for the Imperial Floral Division due to how important it is to her to use her spiritual and magical powers to help people and for the greater good.
Chapter 1 : Winds of Change
Clarissa is first seen reading a book in the Archives when her comrade Sakura Amamiya enters the room with a black-haired young man. Even though both of them try to call Clarissa, the blond-haired girl is so absorbed by her book that she ignored their calls. After Clarissa ended reading, she commented on how captivating she found the book when the young man speaks to her for the first time, asking her if she's a writer. Shocked by the presence of the unknown man, Clarissa screams while asking what a man is doing here. Sakura explains to her friend that the young man is Seijuro Kamiyama, the new Captain of the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division. The young noblewoman expresses her disdain at the idea of a man leading the Flower Division and that the current itineration of the group, which she describes as a ''massive liability'', will never match the legendary stature of the original group. She also mentions on how happy endings cannot happen in reality as it's not that simple. After the discussion, Clarissa leaves the scene.
A week later, Clarissa, along with Sakura and Hatsuho, participate in a play adaptation of Momotaro. However, after Sakura and Hatsuho trip onstage, Clarissa panics with her monkey costume accidently dropping the stage lights. The entire play ends up being a disaster. After the play ran for a week, the girls meet up with Seijuro to discuss the underwhelming performance. Hatsuho is upset that they have ''screwed the pooch'' on the play. Not understating that her friend's statement was an expression, Clarissa asks her friend what have they done to a pooch. Hatsuho replies that they have messed up.
A year after Genan's defeat, Clarissa and the Flower Division were left in the care of their comrade Sakura, who was been named Acting Captain to lead the Flower Division in the absence of Seijuro Kamiyama (who was sent on a secret mission in Russia).
A week after Seijuro's departure, the Flower Division prepares itself for the new show, Freezing Soul, which serves as Sakura's first production as Acting Captain. As Sakura expresses her excitement, Clarissa then asks the young girl to keep her voice down as she's busy finishing the script. Sakura makes a nervous laugh as she complies. Sakura then leaves the room in search of Azami as the performance is about to start. When Hatsuho notices that Sakura is all fired up, Clarissa says that they can't blame her as this is her first production as Acting Captain.
Clarissa and the other members of the Flower Division join Sakura to greet Seijuro in the hallway before noticing that a new girl is alongside him. When Azami asks for the girl's identity, Seijuro introduces her as Klara and that she's joining the Flower Division as part of a trial basis. Clarissa and her comrades express their surprise at Klara joining the Flower Division.
The girls return to the dressing room to prepare themselves for the show. As the girls voice their concern for Sakura's feelings, Sakura tells her friends to stop being dramatic and that Seijuro probably brought Klara at the theater for a reason. Hatsuho questions Klara's identity as probably a secret love child of Seijuro before Clarissa calls him a villainous scoundrel. Frustrated, Sakura asks the girls if they're gone crazy and what do they think Seijuro is with Clarissa calling him a wicked man that toys with women's hearts. Kaoru enters the room and tells everyone to take their places for the beginning of the show. Clarissa and the girls do really well as their performance impresses Klara who watching the show from afar alongside Seijuro.
After the show, Clarissa says that she has a good feeling about the show's run. Hatsuho asks her comrades if they want some grub as she's starved. Clarissa suggest that she changes first as she could ruin her costume but Hatsuho says that she's not messy.
Later on, Clarissa and the Flower Division meet in the Control Room where Sumire tells the Flower Division that a major incident happened in the outskirts of Petrograd in Russia a week ago. Sumire tells the cover story for the incident was an unfortunate explosion but that the truth was far more disturbing : the Moscow Combat Revue was attacked which caused their airship to crash. She says that only one member of the Revue was accounted for while the others are considered missing for the time being. It is revealed that Seijuro and members of other Revues, which include Lancelot of the London Combat Revue and Elise of the Berlin Combat Revue, were dispatched to investigate and secure Klara who is the only surviving member of the attack. Seijuro reveals that two mysterious individuals appear to be after Klara, one of them being as powerful as a greater demon. The young man says he brought Klara because she needed somebody to stand for her as she has lost her comrades. The girls understand the situation as they're like one big family. Clarissa and the girls promise Seijuro they'll take good care of Klara.
Suddenly, sirens are heard as demons appear in the capital, running straight for the theater. After Sakura expresses her shock at seeing demons for the first time in a while, Clarissa wonders why they target the theater. In response, Seijuro orders the Flower Division to deploy and fight the demons. Clarissa and the girls climb aboard their robots and land in front of the theater, ready to fight against the enemy. Hatsuho succesfully destroys the demons with spells while her friends kill the remaining monsters, succesfully defending the theater.
After the fight, the Flower Division go outside to say goodbye to Seijuro as he's about to return to the WLOF headquarters. Clarissa and the others watch Seijuro leaving the theater without knowing that a mysterious black-caped individual is watching from afar.
Clarissa is reading a book in the Archives by the window. After Clarissa just ended her book, Sakura, who silently entred the room with Klara as part of Sakura's ''grand theatrical tour'', tells the blond-haired girl that she must have read a pretty good book. Her words shocks Clarissa who didn't notice her before telling her to stop sneaking up on her like that. The brown-haired girl says that she didn't sneak on her, it's just that Clarissa didn't notice her. Sakura turns to Klara and tells her that when Clarissa reads, the world outside her book completely falls away. After explaining the Archives, Sakura intoduces Clarissa. The young noblewoman says that she has read every publication on the shelves and that she'll always be happy to give a recommandation to Klara about what to read with Sakura saying to trust the resident bookworm.
Clarissa and her comrades run outside in the courtyard to see the Sevastopol. Suddenly, five masked individuals jump off from the airship and land in the courtyard. Hatsuho angrily insults the arrivants for suddenly appearing in Tokyo while demanding for their identity and if they're searching for a fight. She also comments that they're messing with the Imperial Combat Revue. Then, a young man jumps off from the airship with Clarissa commenting on his abilities. The young man lands in front of the members of the Imperial Combat Revue's Flower Division. Telling the group not to be alarmed by his ominous arrival, the young man politely introduces himself as Valery Kaminski, Captain of the Moscow Combat Revue.
Clarissa and her comrades follow Kaminski in the Dining Hall. He sits down with Kaoru Rindou while the Flower Division and Klara watch. Sakura then asks Kaminski about the conflicting reports that the Moscow Combat Revue was taken down in an attack. Kaminski tells the Flower Division that he and his Revue were about to welcome a new member in the outskirts of Petrograd as part of a task given to them by the WLOF until their airship was attacked by an unknown adversary. He mentions that while the entire Revue survived the attack, they will forever be carrying burdens and be scarred by horrible burn injuries, forcing them to wear long black coats and metal helmets. However, he says that because of the attack, the group was able to revive from their ashes like a phoenix as the ''New Moscow Combat Revue''. Kaoru says that she's relieved that Kaminski's group are safe but asks what is the purpose of their visit. Hatsuho tells Kaminski that a sudden arrival in Tokyo will lead to people thinking he's up to no good. He states they have come as part of a family matter.
Right after he spoke, one of the Moscow Combat Revue members, who is revealed to be called Leyla, steps forward and takes off her coat and mask, revealing herself as a beautiful silver-haired young woman. The woman approaches Klara as Hatsuho tells her to back off as she is scaring the young girl. Leyla tells her to come along but Klara does not seem to remember her, much to Leyla's shock. Kaoru tells Kaminski that Klara doesn't remember anything from her past and that while her amnesia could be temporary, they can't be certain. However, Kaminski says that it does not matter and that his Revue will personally take care of Klara's recovery as she's one of their own. Klara is again approached by Leyla who keeps telling her to come back but the young girl is terrified. Leyla is stopped by Hatsuho who angrily says that she does not like the idea of returning an amnesiac defenceless Klara and that she's a member of the Imperial Combat Revue. The other members of the Flower Division agree with Hatsuho that they will never give a terrified child to strangers with Clarissa calmly smiling in agreement. But Leyla responds by saying they will take Klara by force if necessary. Hatsuho provokes Leyla by attempting to punch her but the other girl's right eye glows red granting her unknown strength to tighten Hatsuho's fist. Kaminski tells Leyla to stop as Revues are made to fight demons and not others. Kaminski insists the Flower Division to give Klara back but Sakura refuses, telling him that they were ordered by their Captain, Seijuro Kamiyama, to watch over Klara and they will keep her until further notice or news from him. Kaminski then asks where Seijuro is and when will he return. Even though Kaoru says that he's currently on a mission in Europe and that the date of his return is unknown, Kaminski still insists for Klara's return.
Sumire unexpectly enters the room asking what is happening. Kaminski, surprised to see a legendary performer of the Imperial Combat Revue, stands up and calls her the heroic woman of Tokyo. The young man creates a full rose bouquet which surprises Clarissa with Azami noting that he only gave one single rose to Sakura (Anastasia says it's because Sakura is not as famous as her Commander much to Sakura's annoyance). When Sumire asks what this is, Kaminski says that Sumire's beauty could thaw the coldest heart while noting the cold Siberian tundra possibly froze his. Wanting to give some thanks of her own, Sumire brings Kaminski to her office where they both discuss about Klara.
Clarissa and her friends follow Sumire and Kaminski to Sumire's office. The two are talking while the Flower Division is eavesdropping. Sumire says that while she's the Commander, her hands are tied up as it was Captain Seijuro Kamiyama who ordered the Flower Division to watch over Klara and that the young girl will remain with them under Kamiyama's orders to the Flower Division's relief. However, Kaminski says that he will forcibly request Klara's return under a sanction's decree. He says that an official injonction will not take too much time and that they will meet again. After his meeting with Sumire, Kaminski leaves the theater with Leyla and his group with Clarissa and the others watching.
Later, Sumire summons Clarissa and the Flower Division to her office to tell them she received a call from the WLOF which confirmed Kaminski is indeed with the Moscow Combat Revue. She tells them that since Kaminski told the truth, it will not take long before an official order tells them to give them Klara. Hatsuho is frustrated by the news but Clarissa says that they cannot ignore an order coming from above. Klara is worried until she feels a repulsive feeling. When Sakura asks her what's wrong, Klara tells her that ''they're coming''. The others are concerned about her words just before the alarm rings, alerting them that the demons are coming. The Flower Division deploys to fight the demon while Klara goes to observe the battle from the Control Room.
Sakura leads the charge against the invaders who appeared near Tokyo Bay but are surprised to find only one demon of a gargantuan size. Sumire says that the demon's size does not matter as they clearly outnumber it. However, Hatsuho starts acting strange by immediately attacking. Sakura tries to reason with her friend but Hatsuho says that she's in a bad mood today and that she wants to release some anger. Hatsuho gets hit away by the demon who is revealed to be surprisingly fast despite its great size. After Hatsuho got hit by the demon, Sakura runs to protect her friend who was about to get squashed by the demon's foot. Clarissa, Anastasia and Azami attack to distract the beast while Sakura asks her friend if she's alright.
Kaminski suddenly contacts the Flower Division during their battle asking them if they desire assistance as their airship is located not far from their current location. Hatsuho talks back by refusing, saying that if it is discovered that they had to rely on another Combat Revue for assistance, it will not do any favors to the Flower Division's reputation. Kaminski replies by saying that such thing is not important in times of crisis and turns over to Sakura to leave her to make the choice as Captain. Sakura refuses saying they do not need any help. Kaminski understands the decision and tells Sakura the Moscow Combat Revue will remain in standby in case they should mobilize and leaves. Sakura says that it's not up to the Moscow Combat Revue to defend Tokyo but them. Under Sakura's words, the Flower Division follow the demon which keeps advancing towards the Imperial Theater.
The Flower Division corner the beast which couldn't advance any further bacause of the rising bridge. Sakura asks the others if they're ready with Hatsuho replying that she will take the demon down this time. However, Sakura says she won't and that while she was lucky it didn't kill her, it will be better and safer to fight as a team. Hatsuho sacarsticaly answers back with her friend asking her what's her problem. Unknownly to Sakura, her childhood friend has bitter feelings about not being chosen as Acting Captain by Seijuro. Hatsuho says that can do this on her own and ask Sakura to stand down. Hatsuho charges much to Sakura's surprise. While Sakura is worried, Anastasia suggests to use Hatsuho's tenacity to their full adavantage and create coordinated attacks. Everyone weakens the demon with Hatsuho using her special attack Ceremonial Hammer to deal the final blow. With the demon seemingly down, Hatsuho expresses her excitement but Sakura sees the demon stand up and tries to warn Hatsuho. However, before Hatsuho can react, the demon knocks Hatsuho's hammer into the river leaving her defenceless and knocking her Mugen down on the floor. Sakura tries to save her friend but gets knocked away while Clarissa, Anastasia and Azami attack from afar but to no avail. Unable to move, Hatsuho screams as she's about to get crushed before a massive energy blast comes from the sky and hits the beast. Five mysterious black Spiricle Strikers belonging to the Moscow Combat Revue land down in front of the demon. Leyla, who was piloting one of them, mocks the Flower Division's lack of power and tells them to witness true power. The Moscow Combat Revue attack in tandem to succesfully destroy the beast surprising the Flower Division. After witnessing that, Hatsuho slams her own fists in frustration on her command board.
Later, Clarissa and the Flower Division are on the bridge as Hatsuho's Kobu gets carried away by Reiji. Kaminski and Leyla approach while taunting the Flower Division. Kaminski looks at Klara and warns Sumire that demons will keep appearing in Tokyo as long as Klara remains in the city. Both he and Leyla leave the scene, with Sakura lowering her head in disapointment thinking Kaminski says they failed to protect the city and Klara. The Flower Division remain silent as Hatsuho screams to the heavens in frustration for her actions.
Clarissa, alongside Azami and Anastasia, are leaning on the Control Room's door to listen a conversation between Sumire and Seijuro about the mysterious resurgence of the Moscow Combat Revue. The door accidently opens making the three girls drop in. Standing up, the three girls salute Seijuro with the latter asking where are Sakura and Hatsuho. All girls make a sad face before telling Seijuro about Hatsuho's depression after their last battle.
Clarissa and the others are brought into the Parlor by Sakura who shows them a note from Hatsuho saying that she went back home. With a grim face, Clarissa worries that they might not see Hatsuho ever again. Sakura tries to say that it's fine and that maybe Hatsuho went back for the spring festival season. Azami says that she might come back when the festival is over. Sakura and Klara, who wants to come along, then leave the Theater with Komachi telling them goodbye.
As Azami came back to the Theater from shopping, Clarissa, who was cleaning outside, asks her friend if she's picked up dragon fried rice but the young ninja replies that the shop was closed.
One morning, Clarissa is going downstairs for breakfast when she spotted her comrade Azami hiding behind the staircase. Clarissa asks her friend what she's doing but Azami, ssing her secret shadow ninja art, grabs Clarissa and drags her behind the staircase. Azami asks her friend if she wants to be the cause of the Theater's downfall. Not understanding what her friend means, Clarissa asks her about what she meant. Azami tells her about her suspicions on Klara and how she plans to spy on her. She says that they cannot ignore the circumstances around the Moscow Combat Revue and that they must make sure that their Revue is safe. She then asks Clarissa what will she do if something happens that they could have prevented. Clarissa agrees that she could not live with herself if something does happen. Clarissa accepts to join her on her mission mostly because she hopes the case will serve as inspiration for her next screenplay. Suddenly, Reiji, who was eavesdropping on the girls, says he wants to be part of the case too.
The three then observe Klara and the others as they hang out in the Dining Room. Reiji says that he cannot allow the Theater to be in danger while Seijuro is absent. While commenting that Seijuro is too ''by the book'', he also says that he's better at being a leader then Seijuro with Clarissa saying that she forgot that Seijuro and Reiji knew each other from a long time. Confused about why Clarissa is encouraging Reiji, Azami then tells her comrades to stop talking or they'll get spotted. Clarissa asks Reiji to come and see her later to tell her more about Seijuro. Reiji then offers to give the girls some items that could help them in their case like memos that melt in water, ink that disappears after drying and the ''classic disguise'' but both girls reject the items (with Azami saying that she already has the classic disguise). Azami goes back to spying before being caught by Hatsuho who grabs her by the back of her clothes. Hatsuho asks the young girl if she's too impatient to wait for breakfast and to make herslef useful. Azami tries to defend herself as Clarissa (who clearly doesn't want get in trouble) goes to help Klara set up the plates. Azami is taken to a seat by Hatsuho while Clarissa and Klara bring the food. As Azami asks if it's too early for such a big meal, a grouchy Hatsuho tells her to eat hoping that it will make her mood better. Azami eats not knowing her odd behaviour makes Sakura suspicious.
After eating, Clarissa joins Azami as they follow Klara who goes in the backstage. This confuses Azami as it's outside rehearsal hours. Both girls follow their comrade behind the scene. As Azami observes, Sakura catches Azami by her clothes saying that she was following Klara just as she suspected. Clarissa then approaches Sakura and tries to defend the young ninja by saying that she had writer's block and that Azami was helping her in creating a gripping detective story. Both girls tell Sakura they're running around the Theater for their research and to pay no attention. A nervous Klara tells Sakura to go which makes Sakura let her friends go before telling them to not scare kids anymore today.
After evading Sakura, the two girls go the Dining Room where Azami praises Clarissa for making Sakura believe her lie. However, Clarissa comments that it wasn't really a lie as their next play is a detective story. Both girls keep following Klara as she goes at the basement. Thinking Klara entered the bathroom, both girls enter to search for her while wondering why she's taking a bath at this hour. They open the bath door only find Reiji bathing. Embarrassed, both girls run away but not before making a sound. Clarissa and Azami got outside the bathroom to find themselves in front of a confused Klara who was holding a box. The three girls remain silent before a naked Reiji, who overheard a cat meowing (which was Clarissa), opens the door to check on the three girls. Seeing Reiji's naked body completly exposed, Clarissa and Azami blush madly while using their hands to cover Klara's eyes who didn't understand the situation. Seeing himself exposed, Reiji screams in shock.
After that embarrassing scene, Clarissa and Azami return to the big scene with Azami saying that she must wash her eyeballs. Clarissa agrees as they hear something behind the stage. They follow it only to find Anastasia practicing. Anastasia asks her friends if they're stirring trouble but Clarissa replies saying that Azami is just helping her do research for their next stage production. Azami asks the older woman if she has seen Klara with the actress saying that she has not. Clarissa and Azami leave the room with Anastasia wondering what they're doing.
Clarissa and Azami proceed to spy on Klara as she's cleaning in front of the Theater. However, their not-so-subtle actions are witnessed by Komachi who calls them and asking if they're alright. Clarissa and Azami run back to Komachi and hide behind her counter while telling her to remain silent as they're on hot pursuit. Komachi says she will not rat them out and that she will help them out if the price is right. Klara enters the Theater having just finished cleaning. Klara leaves the room as Clarissa and Azami keep observing her.
Tired, Clarissa and Azami go to rest in the Parlor where they express their disappointment in not having anything regarding Klara's secret. Azami then sees Klara walking over to the staircase. Both girls follow Klara who went upstairs to the attic. They find Klara with the same box that she had earlier. However, it is revealed that the box only contained a stray kitten that Klara was taking care of in secret. Feeling that this was Klara's secret, Azami suggested that she and Clarissa leave the scene before being caught.
Suddenly, all three girls are surprised by the sudden appearance of Valery Kaminski. Klara tries to shield the kitten but Kaminski says that he will not harm an innocent creature. He then comments on the remarkable view and goes on to tell Klara about ''Mother Earth'' all around them which makes Clarissa and Azami suspicious. Kaminski then leaves the scene saying that he's late for another appointment. After his departure, Clarissa and Azami silently leave the scene without being spotted by Klara. Clarissa says that's she at a loss for words over Kaminski's appearance with Azami agreeing.
Later at night, Clarissa and Azami are sitting on the stairs in front of the Theater. Clarissa asks Azami about what they should do with the younger girl suggesting they continue with search. Then, the two girls hide as Klara exits the Theater to walk somewhere. Confused about why their friend will leave the Theater at a late hour, the girls watch their friend enter an alley near 6th Avenue before she screams. Both girls run only to see Klara being ambushed by a giant demon. Azami uses her ninjutsu to attack the beast while Clarissa watches over Klara. However, fighting the demon in an enclosed alley proved to be a challenge as Clarissa and Azami struggle to protect Klara. Suddenly, Reiji appears with an invention of his, the Type-26 Special Spiricle Striker, to fight back against the beast. However, to his surprise, the demon easily destroys the robot with a swipe of its claws. Unimpressed, Clarissa says that they should have made a run for it.
Clarissa proceeds to enter the fight and used her Libromancy skills to attack but was surprised that her magic didn't even scratch the demon. Clarissa thinks this is no point but Klara says she could. The platinum-haired girl runs over to Clarissa and puts some of her power into Clarissa's grimoire. As the attack is charging, Azami keeps attacking with her kunai. The young ninja jumps back as Clarissa unleashes an attack that was much stronger then expected as it completly anhilates the demon much to Clarissa and Azami's surprise. Klara is glad to see that her friends were able to win.
However, the girls' time was suddenly cut short by Black Cape, who appears out of nowhere to catch Klara. As the mysterious individual jumps back on a nearby rooftop, Clarissa and Azami run in pursuit while unleashing their magic and kunai abilities but to no avail. Black Cape hangs to a balloon to escape with Klara still in his arms. Azami jumps to catch him but misses him by a hand. Black Cape is then stopped when his balloon is cut by White Cape who arrives to save Klara. Klara falls from the sky and loses consciousness before being caught by Azami. Clarissa runs up to catch both Klara and Azami.. The young noblewoman and Azami then watch as Black Cape and White Cape confront each other. However, Black Cape simply retreats with White Cape leaving soon after.
Sakura and Hatsuho arrive to help their friends but say that aside from watching most events happen from afar, they probably missed a lot. Clarissa comments on Black Cape trying to capture Klara again only to be foiled again by White Cape which intrigues Sakura. Klara wakes up in relief that she was saved by her friends once again. Azami then asks Klara why she left the Theater as such a late hour. The platinum-haired girl tells her friends to follow her. The girls follow Klara to the top of a hill in a near park where Klara says that the beautiful view remids her of her homeland. She said that she recently read a poem about Russia which made her reminiscend about her homeland. She then thanks the everyone for being there for her as Reiji is watching from behind a tree.
After returning at the Theater with the others, Clarissa and Azami go to hang out in the Parlor. While she's happy that Klara is safe and sound, Clarissa says it's disappointing that they couldn't find what Klara could be hiding. Azami says that they already discovered their friend's secret as it was exposed in the battle against the demon : Klara has the ability to amplify somebody else's power. Clarissa says that she did feel stronger while lauching her second attack and Azami concludes Klara's power was probably the reason why the Moscow Combat Revue is so frantic about getting her back. Clarissa speaks saying that Klara is now part of the Flower Division and that they will not let her go anywhere as she's family. Hearing her friend's words made Azami smile.
One morning, Clarissa is going to the Dining Room with the other girls for breakfast and encounter Sakura's swordmaster Hakushuu who was awaiting them. Realizing Klara and Hakushuu never met directly, Sakura introduces her friend but is surprised when Hakushuu already knows Klara's identity. When Sakura asks her master how she already knows about Klara, Hakushuu says she's heard rumors about the new member of the Flower Division being a young girl from Russia and that Tokyo is all over her. Hakushuu and Klara shake hands with the young girl being pleased to meet her. Hakushuu tells Sakura and Klara to come to the orphanage she works at to help her clean a storage room. The three women leave the Theater while the others remain behind.
Later, Clarissa, Hatsuho, Azami and Anastasia receive an anonymous tip from Hakushuu who warns them that Black Cape has returned to try another attempt at capturing Klara. The girls get to the orphanage while bringing Sakura's Mugen for them. The Flower Division, now completed, joins Hakushuu in a fight against Black Cape.
After launching attack after attack on the mysterious individual, Black Cape's clothes get burned down revealing its true nature as a robot-like entity. It then attacks with increased agility and speed by jumping on Clarissa's Mugen. Clarissa is helpless against the robots attacks as Hakushuu jumps and attacks Black Cape but her attack is stopped when the robot moves his arms backwards. Despite its speed, Black Cape gets damaged by its enemies which causes it to levitate nearby rocks and fuse with them.
Black Cape reappears in its true form : a rock monster with purple crystals all over its body which shocks the Flower Division. With its newly found strength, Black Cape fights against Hakushuu who transforms into White Cape. The masked woman is able to hold back her own against it much to the surprise of the Flower Division. After a small scuffle, White Cape instructs Sakura and the Flower Division to attack the demon and aim for the demon's core which is the blue crystal located in its chest. Despite its best efforts, Black Cape is destroyed when Sakura uses her special attack Cherry Blossom Blizzard to destroy the demon's core. The core's destruction causes Black Cape's body to be engulfed in a red explosion, destroying the demon once and for all. However, the explosion, which is witnessed by Klara, triggers the young girl's memory to return in the form of a vision where Klara watches the Moscow Combat Revue fall in front of her. Horrified by the memory, Klara screams which alerts Sakura. Sakura exits her Mugen and hugs a teary Klara to comfort her as Clarissa, Naoya and the Flower Division look at them with a worried look.
Later at the Theater, Clarissa and the others learn from Hakushuu that she was using Klara as bait to lure out Black Cape in the open as she knew they will come after Klara. Sakura reprimands her master for putting her friend in danger but Hakushuu says that Klara's safety was her top priority and that she brought Sakura to protect her as she knew her student was able to do so. The other girls then talk about Black Cape's identity as a robot with Anastasia suggesting that someone must have builded the robot to capture Klara. As they wonder about who their unknown enemy is, Sakura is disappointed that they are at the same place as they were before and that the ''nightmare'' is not over yet. However, she also says that she and her friends will keep protecting Klara as she's part of their family. Afterwards, Clarissa and her friends watch Klara and Hakushuu talk before Hakushuu leaves the Theater.
Clarissa and the Flower Division greet Seijuro who has recently came back from his mission in Europe. When Sakura tells her Captain that it's great to see him, Klara ran to hug him much to the surprise of Seijuro and the girls. Everyone is perplexed when they see Klara in tears.
Wanting to win Seijuro's attention, Sakura decides to cook a meal for her Captain. While the young swordswoman is tasting her cooking, Hatsuho arrives and asks her friend when did she started to cook. Surrounded by her friends, Sakura says that she's making something that will make Klara cheer up while also making something that will give Seijuro the ''taste of home''. After waking up from a romantic vision, Sakura sees that her comrades including Klara have all decided to cook for Seijuro much to her dismay. While cooking, Anastasia asks Clarissa if she knew olive oil was a staple of Greek cuisine. Clarissa comments on how her homeland Luxembourg is close to Greece and that they must use the same ingredients as a result.
After Sakura gives a bowl of miso soup to Seijuro, Clarissa arrives with her own dish which are steamed mussels. The other girls arrive with their own dish for Seijuro (Hatsuho has onigiri, Anastasia has a moussaka, Klara has beef and Azami has the ''Ninja Surprise Pot''). The girls then ask Seijuro what he's going to eat first. However, Seijuro suggests that they all eat together because there is so much food. Everyone agrees and sit down to enjoy their meals.
The next day, Clarissa, Hatsuho, Azami and Anastasia are summoned to the Control Room where Reiji reveals a video of Seijuro, Sakura and Klara leaving for a date in the city. Clarissa is disappointed that Seijuro has decided to go out somewhere with Sakura. Reiji summons Itsuki Saijou and Hiromi Hongou of the Moon Division to assist the Flower Division in their ''mission'' while Komachi thinks the whole plan is absurd.
During the ''mission'', Clarissa, who was wearing sunglasses, spied on Seijuro, Sakura and Klara as they were having their date. At some point, the young shrine maiden and her Flower Division get themselves lost in a crowd with Hatsuho desperatly asking which way they should go.
Clarissa and the girls try to follow Seijuro's trio on a boat but were stopped by an employee as the boat was full. They then watch a disguised Kaminski and Leyla, who were also following the trio, run jump over the river to try to land on the boat only to fail and fall into the river.
After the boat left, the Flower Division comments that since Klara was with Seijuro and Sakura, they realize that they weren't really on a date with Anastasia saying that they were just taking Klara out. Clarissa and the girls drop their communication watches, much to Reiji's dismay, and leave the scene with Hatsuho asking the girls if they're ready for some fun.
Clarissa and the Imperial Combat Revue are challenged by the Moscow Combat Revue to live broadcast competition that will determine Klara's future. The noblewoman and her comrades support Sumire as she confronts Valery Kaminski for putting them in a position where they cannot back out without having their reputation be tarnished.
In the Imperial Combat Revue's loge, Klara apologizes for causing problems but Hatsuho pats the young girl's head and tells her that because ''they wanted a fight, they're giving them one''. After Clarissa and the other girls tell Klara that there is nothing to worry about and that they will protect Klara, the young girl nods with a few tears on her face.
For the first round, which is a dance battle, Clarissa and the Flower Division watch Hatsuho perform with traditional Shinto dancing. Everyone looks in admiration as they feel confidant about a possible victory. Afterwards, Clarissa and her friends watch Leyla perform the Black Swan ballet, with Clarissa commenting on how Leyla moves almost as like she's flying, which allows her to claim victory with 196 points against Hatsuho's 182 points. While the Flower Division is disappointed that they didn't win the first round, Sakura says that they're still in and that they will ''kick butt'' for Klara.
After Azami's victory in the second round (due to Kaminski withdrawing), Clarissa and the girls greet the young ninja as she returns to the loge. Azami casually mentions that she won but Clarissa points out that she only won by default. Anastasia claims that despite Kaminski's withdrawal, a victory is still a victory. Sakura and her friends say with confidence that they will win the third round which consists of a mock battle.
During the third round, where the winner is determined by who reaches Klara first, Clarissa and Anastasia remain in the the Flower Division loge to watch Sakura, Hatsuho and Azami battle Leyla and the Moscow Combat Revue. When the Flower Division first appears to have the upper hand, two other members of the Moscow Combat Revue attack Sakura when she was on top of the tower. A confused Clarissa asks Anastasia if these are new members. The Greek actress says that the Moscow Combat Revue members that were defeated by Hatsuho and Azami are still motionless on the ground. Worried, Clarissa notes that something isn't right.
After Sumire tries to order Kaminski to stop his team in vain, she orders Clarissa and Anastasia to stop the young man in his loge. The two women enter Kaminski's loge and order him to stop what he's doing. However, to the surprise of both women, the figure turns around and reveals itself to be Black Cape who was supposed to be defeated. The two Flower Division members fight against Black Cape.
Afterwards, Clarissa and Anastasia could only watch helplessly as the Moscow Combat Revue's actions cause the stadium to be destroyed while Klara flies away after awakening her powers.
Following the events at the stadium, Clarissa returned to the Imperial Theater alongside Sumire, Kaoru and the Flower Division. An angry Hatsuho asks Sumire why the media think the Flower Division are working with the Moscow Combat Revue. Sumire says it's because they cannot allow the public to learn the truth about the events they're currently facing. Anastasia also says it's because they cannot reveal that there are demons working inside the WLOF. Knowing that Anastasia accuses Klara of being a demon, the shrine maiden answers back by saying that Klara is no demon but Clarissa, Anastasia and Azami all suspect that Klara, whose sister Leyla is a demon, faked her amnesia as a way to infiltrate the group. Flabbergasted, Hatsuho was unable to respond when the group receives a video transmission from Seijuro.
Clarissa and the Flower Division listens to the young man as he informs his comrades about what he discovered in Russia during his investigation. He reveals that after travelling around Russia, he discovered that the Moscow Combat Revue truly perished when their airship fell down and that Valery Kaminski's Moscow Combat Revue are actually frauds. On top of that, he tells the Flower Division how he was in contact with a woman called Natalia Ruzhkova. Natalia, who was a scientist researching on Demons, met up with Seijuro one night and revealed how she used cells harvested from a certain greater demon to create human-demon hybrids known as Nadezhda. She almost gave up due to many failed experiments until two Nadezhda that she created were born : Leyla and Klara. She also told Seijuro on how Kaminski, joined the project as a ''volunteer'' to further Natalia's research. However, Kaminski, who mysteriously knew about the Nadezhda, secretly joined the project to use the Nadezhda's power to rule the world. After Natalia discovered Kaminski's plans, she escaped with Klara and contacted the WLOF to warn them. The WLOF sent the Moscow Combat Revue to pick up Klara near Petrograd but Kaminski, who knew about it, arrived and attacked the Moscow Combat Revue's airship, killing the entire Revue in the process.
After hearing Seijuro's story, Sumire asks the Flower Division what will they do now that they know the truth. Clarissa and the girls are uncertain of their next move until Sakura speaks out and says that the entire truth about Kaminski and the Nadezhda is too much to take. However, she says how much she loved being with Klara, how she doesn't want to see the girl suffer anymore and that she just want to tell her ''Welcome Home'' should she returns to the Theater. After hearing that, Clarissa and the other Flower Division members agree with their friend when Kaoru informs them that the Sevastopol has just appeared. Noticing that the Sevastopol was hiding underwater, the Flower Division wonders on why has Kaminski's forces reappeared now with Sumire theorizing that they might have found Klara. Sumire tells the girls to find Klara before Kaminski's forces and bring her home.
Clarissa and the Flower Division arrives to fight Leyla and her comrades. After Hatsuho reveals that they know that Leyla's group are not the real Moscow Combat Revue, Leyla sends her comrades to fight the Flower Division. Leyla keeps running away as her comrades are being taken down one by one by the Flower Division who are joined by White Cape. Now cornered, Leyla turns into her Nadezhda form and pins down Hatsuho's Mugen on the ground. Leyla turns over to Klara and tries to persuade her that no one will accept her as they will see her as a monster. White Cape, who reveals herself to be Hakushuu Murasame, the friend of Klara and Leyla's mother, Natalia, frees Klara from Leyla's Ekaterina which makes the young girl fall before landing on the grimoire of Clarissa's Mugen.
Klara tells her older sister that she chooses to remain with Sakura and the Flower Division. As Klara reaches out to grab the hand of Sakura's Mugen, Kaminski uses the Sevastopol to launch an energy beam on the Flower Division causing a massive explosion that seriously injures Sakura and makes her lose consciousness. Hakushuu gets Sakura out of her Mugen before it explodes. As Kaminski keeps firing on the Flower Division, Clarissa creates a wall of magic to stop the attacks while her comrades try to fire back but were unable to move as a powerless Klara is taken by Leyla before flying away.
After the last battle against Leyla, Clarissa and the Flower Division return to the Imperial Theater with their Mugen seriously damaged. In the Hangar, Anastasia asks Reiji how long it will take him to fix everything with the young man saying it could take him maybe 12 hours to get everything in a working condition. Clarissa and Hatsuho fear that another attack could happen in that time and ask Reiji about putting them to work as a way to resolve the situation faster but Reiji says that this one is on him and that the girls should just rest. Sakura, who has now healed her severe injuries, approaches the group with Clarissa and the others asking for their's friend's health. After Sakura tells her friends that she's alright, the black-haired woman asks Reiji how bad her Mugen is. Unfortunately for the young swordswoman, the brown-haired young man tells her that her Mugen is unsalvagable.
Clarissa, the Flower Division, Sumire, Kaoru, Hakushuu and Reiji assemble in the Control Room to watch Valery Kaminski's live broadcast where he uses a crystal-like weapon known as the Rage of Tunguska to destroy a mountain in a matter of seconds. After demonstrating his powers, Kaminski gives all of the world governments an ultimatum : disband and recognize him as their supreme ruler or be destroyed.
After that, Clarissa and everybody else are contacted by Seijuro who tells them that the director of the WLOF was Kaminski's mechanical puppet and that Kaminski probably took advantage of the Genan Incident from one year ago to plant his puppet. Clarissa asks Seijuro if the WLOF is back to normal. The young man says that while the WLOF is safe now, European nations are concerned about Kaminski's display of power earlier and are already considering surrendering. When Clarissa and the Flower Division refuses to back down and abandon Klara and Tokyo, Seijuro agrees with their decision and turns to Sakura who says that she use a Type-3 Kobu to replace her unsalvagable Mugen. Seijuro turns over to Hakushuu who is waiting in the shadows of the Control Room and asks her to watch over his girls until he manages to come back home. After everyone agrees, Seijuro leaves.
In the Hangar, Clarissa and the Flower Division get aboard their Spiricle Strikers before entering in bullet-like capsules that will be shot to the Sevastopol. Hakushuu, dressed in her White Cape garments, also boards a capsule. With everybody ready, Reiji launches the Flower Division and Hakushuu all the way to the Sevastopol.
After arriving inside the Sevastopol, Clarissa, Hakushuu and the Flower Division make their way only to be confronted by Kaminski's mechanical dolls which are called the ''Moscow Fakers'' by Hatsuho. Suddenly, all of the dolls turn into golem-like demons which remind the girls of Black Cape's true form with Azami confirming that Black Cape was another one of Kaminski's minions and that he was behind everything. While Clarissa fears that they cannot fight all of those demons due to them struggling with Black Cape before, Hakushuu tells the girls that it's not time to rest as she runs to attack the demons. Clarissa and the Flower Division immediately join the battle with Clarissa and Anastasia attacking from the back. With the girls easily gaining the upper hand, Hakushuu leaves the scene after telling Sakura to take care of the remaining demons themselves as she will go to take care of the Rage of Tunguska.
Sakura is contacted by Reiji who warns her that the Type-3 Kobu is reaching its limits. Sakura tries to fight more but as the Kobu's status worsens, Reiji tells her to get out as it will get too dangerous for her. As Clarissa, Reiji and the Flower Division try to persuade Sakura of leaving by saying they could never face Klara if something happens to the swordswoman, the young swordswoman refuses as she cannot leave Klara. Her courageous declarations remind Sumire of her missing comrade Sakura Shinguji which prompts the Commander to ask Sakura if she's ready to go all the way to save Klara. Sumire then convinces Reiji to send the prototype Obu to the Sevastopol.
When the Obu arrives, Clarissa and the girls cover Sakura as she runs out of her Kobu and into the prototype Obu. The young swordswoman easily destroys every beast which impresses her comrades. With their path clear, Clarissa and the Flower Division move forward in search of Klara.
With the hack-and-slash game mechanics introduced to the 2019 game, Claris performs as the magic-user of the Flower Division.
Mugen-Class Spiricle Striker
- HP: 6
- Attack: 9
- Defense: 6
Using Claris' quick attacks, she can fire magical projectiles at her opponents with the second attack increasing her shots and firing faster in a narrow range. Her third successive quick strike would increase her projectiles in an increased number and in a wider range.
Claris' basic strong attack allows her to cast tornadoes in three columns, spawning at mid-range from where she stands before moving forward in the direction she is facing and sweeping away the enemies that got caught in its fray. By using a strong attack after any stage of a quick strike combo, she can fire a magic laser at her targets (the successive quick strikes does not affect the laser's damage output)
In mid-air, she can fire projectiles twice in rapid succession, and summon columns of lightning with her strong attack when facing forward. With the lightning columns, they increase in number and have a randomized pattern as they move forward to the furthest range Claris can cast at her enemies.
Claris as a magic-user would favor more in fighting a long distance from a crowd of enemies due to her low defense compared with her fellow members. She can make short work of small enemies with her magic projectiles and use her tornadoes to sweep away enemies attempting to approach her if given enough time and distance to cast it.
To ensure that she remains untouchable from enemies on the ground while bringing devastation to the number of enemies, her best play is to cast her lightning columns while remaining in mid-air. Being in the air should also give the player the time to survey the area as well during the casting and figure out their next move. Note that while most enemies on the ground would be unable to reach her, she will still be vulnerable to attacks that can reach her high up such as from flying enemies or a swipe from a Hellfiend.
Claris' special attack Arbitre d'Enfer allows her to target multiple enemies and fire devastating magic projectiles simultaneously at them. Be wary that her target mode does not automatically activate the special ability so player needs to press O (or X in Western version) to confirm its activation.
- The name Clarissa originates from the Germanic name "Clarice" and this in turn is derived from the Latin word, "clarus", which means "bright, clear, or famous." Although not known to be a popular name in Luxembourg, the name is in frequent use in English, Italian, and Portuguese-speaking locales.
- Clarissa is also literally significant, being featured as the name of several important and famous fictional characters as well as being the first name of a popular American poetess, Clarissa Estés. She also shares her first name with Clarissa Barton, the American humanitarian who founded the American Red Cross.
- Clarissa and Claris can both be considered dainty and diminutive Latinate forms of the name Clarice or Claire. However there is additional historical and religious significance to the name that probably plays a role in the naming of Claris.
- All of these name variants were popularized thanks in large part to Saint Clare of Assisi who left her wealthy family to found the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. Furthermore, this order is also called "Clarisse". Given the known Christian, Buddhist, Shintoist, religious, or otherwise spiritual tones and references in the Sakura Wars series, from angels to demons to saints to nuns to even Adam and Eve, this is probably the most likely explanation for the given name Claris.
- Clarissa is also literally significant, being featured as the name of several important and famous fictional characters as well as being the first name of a popular American poetess, Clarissa Estés. She also shares her first name with Clarissa Barton, the American humanitarian who founded the American Red Cross.
- Claris' surname Snowflake (although by no means a common name in Luxembourg nor its official languages of German, French, nor Luxembourgish) has the meaning of a gentle and delicate crystal of water, fragile and temporal.
- Snowflakes symbolize the winter, the season which bridges the autumn and the spring and these seasons could be represented by other characters in the Sakura Wars series.