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Ginga Nakajima
Ginga Nakajima StrikerS
Character profile
Other namesGin- (by Subaru)
Ageuncertain
Officially:

13–18 (StrikerS manga)
17 (StrikerS)
20 (Sound Stage X)
21 (ViVid)

23 (Force)
GenderFemale
SpeciesCyborg (Type Zero)
HomeworldMidchilda
Date of birthuncertain
Officially: 0058[1]
FamilyNakajima family (adopted)
Background
AffiliationBattalion 108
Riot Force 6 (StrikerS)[2]
RankGround Sergeant (StrikerS)
Preparation Ground Captain (Sound Stage X)[3]
OccupationInvestigator
QualificationCommunication Operator II
Magic
ColorIndigo violet[4]
SystemModern Belka
RankA (Ground) (StrikerS)[5]
DeviceRevolver Knuckle (left hand)
Blitz Caliber
Production
Japanese nameギンガ・ナカジマ
(Ginga Nakajima)
First app.StrikerS manga (ch.3)
Voiced byEriko Kigawa (StrikerS)
Saori Hayami (ViVid)

Ginga Nakajima (ギンガ・ナカジマ) is Subaru's sister, 2 years older and 2 ranks ahead of her. Ginga was the one who taught Subaru her "Shooting Arts" magic. She is also a criminal investigator for the TSAB, and she holds some admiration for Fate Testarossa's abilities. Finding her mother's killer is one of Ginga's top priorities.

NameEdit

Ginga was presumably named after one of the two pilots of Gear Fighter Dendoh, on which Revolver Knuckles are based.

After Ginga is captured and altered by Jail Scaglietti in StrikerS, the Numbers refer to her as "Thirteen" ("XIII"). Scaglietti instead refers to her as "Zero-First", presumably because of her origins, though he alternates with calling her Thirteen as well.

AppearanceEdit

Ginga and her sister physically resemble the pilots of Gunbuster.

OriginEdit

Along with her sister, they are Type Zero Combat Cyborgs, the prototypes to the Numbers.

In StrikerSEdit

Ginga Nakajima age13 StrikerS

Ginga during the Coastal Airport 8 fire in 0071

In episode 17, Ginga Nakajima is knocked out and captured by Cinque, Nove, and Wendi. Ginga presumably put up considerable resistance, as the Numbers had to rip off her Revolver Knuckle-wielding left arm before she went down.[6] As they escape with her unconscious body, the Numbers take her severed arm and Device with them. Jail Scaglietti then fuses Ginga's Linker Core with a Relic,[6] giving himself complete control over her mind (much like he does to Vivio's), and reconstructs her left arm with a mounted drill-like weapon (Revolver Gimlet). In this new form, Ginga is forced to fight against Riot Force 6 alongside the Numbers, wearing a similar uniform with an ornament on her chest indicating "XIII".

In episode 22, Ginga engages and thoroughly dominates Subaru in battle. In episode 23, Subaru rallies herself and finally knocks Ginga out with Divine Buster in Full Drive, which destroys the Relic inside her and frees her from the mind control. Subaru borrows her Revolver Knuckle and synchronizes the two devices in episode 26, using them in tandem. In the epilogue, Ginga runs the cyborg rehabilitation program for those Numbers willing to join society. Her arm has been reconstructed (presumably to remove the drill) and her Linker Core returned to normal, as well.[6]

In ViVidEdit

Ginga only appears briefly in ViVid (ch.1) / ViVid anime (ep.1) to notify Nove and other sisters about the Hegemon-related assaults reported to the Bureau.

In ViVid Strike!Edit

Ginga only appears briefly in a lunch gathering with her sisters, Teana Lanster, Einhard Stratos and Fuka Reventon in ViVid Strike! (ep.3.5, bonus manga).

In ForceEdit

Ginga appears in Force (ch.7), in Thoma Avenir's flashback of his time with the Nakajima family. Later she make a first proper appears in Force (ch.16), she visits the Caledfwlch Techniques along with Cinque, Alto and Wendi

Alternate continuitiesEdit

PortableEdit

Ginga only makes a brief cameo appearance in a flashback of Thoma and Lily in Gears of Destiny.

Brave DuelEdit

Ginga Nakajima (中島ギンガ Nakajima Ginga), similar to her initial appearance in the primary continuity (13 years old at Coastal Airport 8 fire), is the first daughter of Genya Nakajima and Quint Nakajima, studying junior high school 1st grade (approx. 12 years old).

PowersEdit

BJ Ginga

Ginga in her Barrier Jacket

Ginga uses a type of Modern Belkan magical martial art, a hand-to-hand form called "Shooting Arts" which is focused on combating with rollerblades. In combat, she uses the Intelligent Device Blitz Caliber, a white-and-purple sister-Device of Mach Caliber synced with her left-hand Revolver Knuckle.

SpellSystemCategoryTypeRank
DefenserModern Belka
Midchilda
DefenseBarrierD
Knuckle BunkerModern BelkaAttackMagic-enhanced attack
Revolver GimletModern BelkaAttackMagic-enhanced attack
Storm ToothModern BelkaAttackMagic-enhanced attack
Tri ShieldModern BelkaDefenseShield
Wing RoadModern BelkaSupportTransport

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ According to StrikerS episode 2 (ca. 8:49 in), Ginga was officially 13 years old in 0071.
  2. ^ Invited for investigation support in StrikerS (ep.11) and officially seconded in StrikerS (ep.15).
  3. ^ StrikerS Sound Stage X Guide Book.
  4. ^ In a Force artwork, Ginga's magic color during a set-up is (mistakenly) depicted as light blue.
  5. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, DVD Vol.4 Booklet (ep.11).
  6. ^ a b c StrikerS Sound Stage 04, track 3.

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