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Shamal
Shamal Vivid
Shamal in her Ground Force uniform
(during secondment to Riot Force 6)
Character profile
Other namesKnight of the Lake
Healing Hand of the Wind
Ageuncertain, at least several centuries
GenderFemale
SpeciesWolkenritter
HomeworldOld Belka
Date of birthAncient Belkan Era
FamilyYagami family
Background
AffiliationAdministrative Bureau (0066)
- Medical Centre
- Riot Force 6 (0075-76)
- SDS6 (0081-)
OccupationMedical Master
QualificationMedical Master C-III
Magic
ColorCeladon
SystemAncient Belka
RankAA+ (Synthetic)[1]
DeviceKlarwind
Production
Japanese nameシャマル
(Shamaru)
First app.A's manga (prologue)
Voiced byRyōka Yuzuki

Shamal (シャマル Shamaru) is a knight introduced in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's. She is one of the Wolkenritter, a creation of the Book of Darkness.

NameEdit

Her name is presumably a reference to the Maserati Shamal, which is interestingly named after shamal, the Arabic name for a type of northwestern wind in Iraq and neighboring countries. Like all Wolkenritter, she does not have a family name.

As a Wolkenritter, Shamal is titled as the "Knight of the Lake" (湖の騎士 Mizu'umi no Kishi). Additionally, she is called by the Will of the Book of Darkness as the "Healing Hand of the Wind" (風の癒し手 Kaze no Iyashite).[2]

AppearanceEdit

Shamal is visually the oldest of the Wolkenritter, appearing to be approximately 22 years old over all the series. Like other Wolkenritter, she does not have an official born year or age.[3]

PersonalityEdit

Shamal is typically soft-spoken, kind and polite. She helps around the house, and can be sensitive to criticism, especially with regards to her cooking. Shamal tends to worry about the welfare of Hayate Yagami and the other Wolkenritter, and can occasionally be prone to crying under emotional strain. She is quite close with Hayate, and like Vita, does not address her as "Mistress" but instead affectionately calling her Hayate-chan.

However, it is also revealed in A's Sound Stage 02 that Shamal used to be iron-hearted in the past, ripping off Linker Cores in the past Book of Darkness Incidents, which is strongly different from how she is after meeting Hayate.

In A'sEdit

Shamal enters A's helping to push Hayate's wheelchair on their walk home from the library. That night, she goes out to help the other Wolkenritter, telling Hayate that the supermarket does not have their brand of soy sauce. As Nanoha Takamachi is about to fire her Starlight Breaker to destroy the Vita's force field, Shamal uses Mirror of Travels to access her Linker Core from afar for absorption, but eventually the Breaker is fired and the force field is destroyed.

Shamal tends to act as the housekeeper and medic for the Wolkenritter. She is often the one who makes excuses to Hayate for why she and the others are absent, having volunteered for it so that the others will not have to bear the burden of deceiving her.[4]

Just before the Book of Darkness is completed, Nanoha, Fate Testarossa, Arisa Bunnings and Suzuka Tsukimura visit Hayate for Christmas while Shamal and the other Wolkenritter are seeing her. Shamal puts up a communication barrier to prevent Nanoha and Fate from contacting the Bureau, and the two groups confront each other on the hospital roof. Two masked men, actually the Liese twins in disguise, attack and absorb the Wolkenritter's Linker Cores, killing them and causing the Book of Darkness to awake.

After Hayate regains control of the Book of Darkness, renaming it Reinforce, she restores Shamal and the other Wolkenritter to life. Shamal begins to apologize, but Hayate tells her she is merely relieved to see her and the others alive. Shamal then heals Nanoha and Fate's wounds. After the combined efforts of the Bureau group and the Yagami group that weaken the corrupted Defense Program, Shamal locates with Mirror of Travels the core of the Defense Program, and transports it together with Yuuno Scrya and Alph to outer space so that Arthra can destroy it.

Between A's and StrikerSEdit

A's manga (ch.6-7), A's Sound Stage 03, A's epilogue, StrikerS manga (ch.1-7) and StrikerS Sound Stage M expand on what happens to the characters between A's and its sequel, StrikerS.

Shamal officially joins the Administrative Bureau in May 0066 alongside other Wolkenritter.

The first part of StrikerS manga (ch.1-3) occurs in April 0071, nominally six years after A's and four years before StrikerS anime series. In it, Shamal is working under the Bureau's Main Office, presumably a Medical Master (医務官 Imu Kan) of its Medical Centre based on her uniform. She and her family are planning to relocate from Earth to Midchilda before Hayate's graduation from junior high school. In A's epilogue, she also sends a package to Gil Graham with a picture of the family.

In StrikerSEdit

Shamal, now possessing Medical Master C-III qualification, is seconded from the Main Office's Medical Centre to Riot Force 6 as the Chief Medical Master of Long Arch, working under Hayate. She also helps in other regards, e.g. she takes command during the Hotel Augusta attack, identifying the enemy positions and issuing orders.

When Jail Scaglietti's allies attacks the TSAB Public Press Conference, Shamal and Zafira guard the Long Arch and face Otto and Deed, who defeat them and knock them unconscious. Shamal is briefly hospitalized as a result, as Zafira has protected her from most of the damage. During the time between attacks, Shamal notices that the Wolkenritter's connection with Hayate is weakening, effectively making them more human. She says that she is content with living her last life with Hayate, but notes that she still worries about Vita and the other knights.[5]

During the final battle, Shamal and Zafira manage to locate and capture Otto.[6]

After the dissolution of Riot Force 6 in 0076, Shamal resumes her duty in the Medical Centre.

In ViVidEdit

Shamal only makes minor appearances in ViVid, along the rest of the Yagami family at home or at the Intermiddle Championship stadiums.

In ForceEdit

Wolkenritter Force

Shamal in her Sailing Force uniform in Force

Shamal is now seconded to Special Duty Section 6 as the chief of its Medical Squad.

In Force (ch.9), she helps to first-aide the officers affected by Thoma Avenir's Divide Zero "Eclipse" on Wolfram. Later in Force (ch.15), she appears unarmed in front of Isis Egret and Thoma Avenir to offer aid to the unconscious and Reacted Lily-Strosek. Since then she is responsible for the follow up of their Eclipse virus.

Alternate continuitiesEdit

PortableEdit

Shamal appears as a playable character in both Battle of Aces and Gears of Destiny.

MovieEdit

Shamal Ref

Shamal's Knight Clothing in Reflection

Shamal appears in The MOVIE 2nd A's, Reflection and Detonation.

There is no significant change related to Shamal between A's and The MOVIE 2nd A's. In the epilogue of the latter (presumably spring of 0067), Shamal is seen wearing the Sailing Force uniform along with Signum and Vita, and serves as a doctor in the Bureau's Main Office, under Leti Lowran's arrangement.

In Reflection (summer of 0067), Shamal continues to serve in the Medical Department of the Main Office. She helps to set up the training dimension for Nanoha, Fate and Hayate at the Yagami residence.

When Kyrie Florian's group attacks Allston Sea theme park for the Examia crystal, Shamal and Zafira provide back supports for their allies. She later captures with Mirror of Travels and destroys a number of the Mobile Shells' cores.

Brave DuelEdit

Shamal Yagami (八神シャマル Yagami Shamaru) is a shop assistant of Yagamido, along Signum Yagami and Reinforce Eins Yagami.

PowersEdit

Shamal's Armed Device is a set of four rings, named Klarwind, which she can use to detect enemies, create portals and bind targets. She is able to magically heal injuries with Klarwind, and is skilled at creating defenses for various purposes. Furthermore, she can create cartridges with Klarwind for her fellow knights.

Knight ClothingEdit

Shamal's Knight Clothing consists of a white and green dress (as undersuit), a light green two-piece jacket over that, and a light green nursing cap. Like other Wolkenritter's Knight Clothings, it is designed for her by Hayate.

In the movie continuity, Shamal's Knight Clothing in The MOVIE 2nd A's is basically the same as that in A's. By the time of Reflection, her Knight Clothing has modified slightly in design, particularly at the dress hemline and waist plates.

SpellsEdit

SpellSystemCategoryTypeRank
Calming HealAncient BelkaSupportIncreaseAA
Commandment ChainAncient BelkaCaptureBind
Commandment RopeAncient BelkaCaptureBind
Communication JammingAncient BelkaSupportDecline
Dimensional TransferAncient Belka
Midchilda
SupportTransport
Healing WindAncient BelkaSupportIncrease
Investigation SpellAncient BelkaSupportOther support
KlargeheulAncient BelkaSupportDecline
Mirror of ProspectionAncient BelkaSupportOther support
Mirror of TravelsAncient BelkaSupportTransport
Steel YokeAncient BelkaCaptureCageAA
Surging StormAncient BelkaAttackMagic-enhanced attack
Swirling StormAncient BelkaAttackShooting
Thunder of DestructionAncient BelkaAttackArea-of-effect
Ultralong Distance TransporationMidchilda
Ancient Belka
SupportTransport
Wind FetterAncient BelkaAttackShooting
Area-of-effect
Wind ShieldAncient BelkaDefenseShield

In the gamesEdit

Spells in The Battle of Aces


Cross Range Long Range Long Range (Charged)
Attack/Basic[unnamed]Wind Fetter
Block/Def.PendelschlagWind ShieldWind Shield (variation)
Catch/Trans.Surging StormMirror of Travels
LFDBLinker Core Extraction---
RGuardPanzerschild---
Spells in The Gears of Destiny


Cross Range Long Range Long Range (Charged)
Attack/Basic[unnamed]Wind Fetter
Block/HighPendelschlagWind ShieldSwirling Storm
Catch/Trans.Surging StormMirror of Travels
△△EX Attack[unnamed downdraft attack]---
LFDBLinker Core Extraction---
RGuardPanzerschild---

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, official webpage.
  2. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Sound Stage 02.
  3. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, TSAB ID card.
  4. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Sound Stage 02.
  5. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, episode 19.
  6. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, episode 23.

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