|Manga||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS THE COMICS|
|Published||October 30, 2007|
"Dreams" is chapter 12 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS THE COMICS. It was originally published on October 30, 2007. Unlike all other chapters of the manga, it focuses on Dr. Scaglietti and the Numbers.
Corresponds to anime episode 15.5. This chapter focuses on the dreams of Jail Scaglietti and his Numbers, as well as those of the Three Aces and the young Forwards under their command. It closes with Scaglietti detailing the Numbers' objectives in the upcoming assault of Long Arch.
In Scaglietti's hideout, Uno finishes a report on the progress of the Saint's Cradle repairs and her fellow Numbers' condition, including the newly-activated Otto, Deed, and Sette. Meanwhile, Sein and Dieci observe Otto cast Ray Storm, while Nove and Wendi watch over Deed practicing with her Twin Blades. Elsewhere, Cinque and Tre discuss their younger sisters but are interrupted by Sette asking them for permission to use the air combat simulator. After she leaves, Cinque comments on her lifeless, robotic manner but Tre replies that Sette is probably the most perfect weapon of them all.
After finishing the exercise, Sein and Dieci take a bath and are soon joined by Wendi and Nove. Cinque also follows, bringing Otto and Deed with her, though Otto refuses to bathe with the others. Deed explains that Otto only bathes together with her twin (herself). Other Numbers inquire about Otto's gender but Otto and Deed reply that Quattro asked them to keep it a secret.
Elsewhere, Quattro reports to Scaglietti that all eight younger Numbers show no abnormalities. Scaglietti asks about her project to remove "excessive elements" from the last three Numbers (Sette, Otto, Deed) and Quattro replies that Sette has shown best results and compares Otto and Deed favorably to Sein and Wendi. Scaglietti retorts that Sein and Wendi are wonderful pieces of work, as well, to which Quattro replies that Due has always been her ideal.
At Long Arch, Nanoha helps Hayate with paperwork, after which the two of them discuss their dreams and arrive to the conclusion that they've already achieved most of what they wanted with Riot Force 6. Meanwhile, Signum and Reinforce Zwei take over the Forwards and Ginga's training, assisted by Schach Nouera of the Saint Church. After a warm up, a 2-on-5 mock battle commences where the Forwards are hopelessly defeated.
The chapter ends with ominous foreshadowing of the JS Incident, as Scaglietti outlines their objectives to the eleven Numbers in his lab, including the suppression of the Ground Forces HQ and the capture of Vivio and, if possible, the Type Zero cyborgs and Project Fate results.
|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS THE COMICS chapters|
|01. "A's to StrikerS Phase-1" ⋯ 10. "Meaning of Strength (I)" • 11. "Meaning of Strength (II)" • 12. "Dreams" • 13. "The Day After (I)" • 14. "The Day After (II)" ⋯ 15. "Battle Technique Disclosure Fair"|