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Durandal
Durandal
Durandal's active form and floating units
in The MOVIE 2nd A's
Device profile
Other namesStaff of Freeze
MasterLindy Harlaown (movie)
Chrono Harlaown
CreatorGil Graham, Liesearia and Lieselotte (primary)
Clyde Harlaown and
Lindy Harlaown (movie)
GenderMale
LanguageEnglish
Classification
Magic systemMidchilda
TypeStorage
HandlingWeapon
Production
Japanese nameデュランダル
(Dyurandaru)
First app.A's (ep.10)
Voiced byThomas King (primary)
Wayne Doster (movie)

Durandal (デュランダル Dyurandaru) is a Storage Device specialised in freezing spells. He is given to Chrono Harlaown, whom he refers to as "Boss", for the final battle in A's.

NameEdit

Durandal is a reference to the holy sword Durendal from The Song of Roland.

He is also titled the Staff of Freeze (氷結の杖 Hyōketsu no Tsue),[1] as his official name is "Durandal the Staff of Freeze" (氷結の杖デュランダル Hyōketsu no Tsue Dyurandaru).

AppearancesEdit

Durandal primarily appears in A's and A's manga (ch.7).

Durandal is developed by Gil Graham and the Liese twins, making use of the then-latest technology and functionality, in order to seal the Book of Darkness. His existence is first mentioned in A's (ep.7), but his first appearance (in standby form) is in A's (ep.10). He is later given by Liesearia to Chrono on Gil's orders, for the final battle against the Defense Program of the Book of Darkness.

Alternate continuitiesEdit

In the movie continuity, Durandal appears in The MOVIE 2nd A's.

His origin has been rewritten that he was initially developed by Clyde Harlaown as a Lost Logia-tackling Device, but yet to be completed during the previous Book of Darkness Incident in 0054. After Clyde's death, Lindy Harlaown had completed his development.[2]

Durandal Standby Form Movie 2nd

Durandal's standby form in The MOVIE 2nd A's

He first appears in his standby form when Lindy takes him out at the Harlaown residence. He then appears again when Lindy is reminiscing about her late husband to Signum, and is activated briefly by Lindy as a guard during her short encounter with Vita. Meanwhile he advises Lindy about the arrival of their allies before being used to cast any spells. In the final battle against NachtWal, he returns with Chrono for casting Eternal Coffin to freeze NachtWal's Eroded Form.

FormsEdit

Forms Primary continuity Movie continuity
Standby Form Takes the form of a white card, featuring a small blue rhombic crystal at the centre with two smaller blue kite-shaped crystals above it, and blue marks at the four corners. Takes the form of a pale blue card, featuring a blue rhombic crystal at the centre, and white wing-like marks at its two sides.
Active Form Takes the form of a white and blue staff with two nozzles at the neck. There are blue snake-like marks above and below the rhombic crystal. Similar to the original design, but the crystal becomes kite-shaped instead of rhombic, while the blue marks become smaller and also appears on the two "fins" at the staff neck.

FunctionsEdit

Although Durandal does not really have an individual will like the Intelligent Devices, he has a vocal answering system and a minimum level of self-judgment function.

Other notable upgrades are as follows:

Upgrades Description
Multi-Device Emulated Cartridge System In The Gears of Destiny, although Chrono does not wield a Device with Cartridge System, he is a multi-Device user, and hence the special program cartridge is "reprogrammed" as an install program named Ostwind (オストヴィント Osuto Vinto, Ger. "East Wind") for his Storage Devices (without specifying Durandal or S2U) to emulate the cartridge effects. Its name is presumably a reference to the anti-aircraft tank Ostwind.
Floating Units In the movie continuity, Durandal in his active form may generate four additional bit-like floating units (浮遊ユニット fuyū yunitto)[2] (or sub-units[3]), which can surround the opponent to multiply the freezing effects (of Eternal Coffin) by reflecting the overflowing freezing mana.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, official webpage.
  2. ^ a b Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A's Official Guide Book.
  3. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A's, DVD/BD Booklet.

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