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Fate Testarossa
Fate T. Harlaown
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha character
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First appearance Nanoha Episode 4 +
Nanoha The MOVIE 1st
Voiced by Nana Mizuki (Japanese)
Jennifer Alyx (English)
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Age 9 in Nanoha and A's
15 in A's epilogue and StrikerS manga
19 in StrikerS anime
Title Contract Mage (A's)
Commissioned Officer(A's epilogue, StrikerS)
corresponded rank Captain (StrikerS)
Home world Garden of Time
Affiliations Precia Testarossa (disowned)(Nanoha)
Time-Space Administration Bureau (TSAB)(A's, StrikerS)
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Magic system Mid-Childa
Familiar Arf
Weapon Bardiche Axe(normal),scythe(harken form),Sword(Zamber form)

Fate Testarossa (フェイト・テスタロッサ Feito Tesutarossa?), also known as Fate T. Harlaown (フェイト・T・ハラオウン Feito T Haraoun?) in A's epilogue and StrikerS, is a fictional character in the anime series Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. She is voiced by Nana Mizuki.

In the first season, Fate is a mage from the Garden of Time, who is sent to collect Jewel Seeds, which puts her at odds with rival Nanoha Takamachi. She is aided on her quest by an animal familiar, a mature dog-woman named Arf, and is at constant odds against her rival Nanoha Takamachi. In the second and third season she works as a TSA officer.

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Fate in Nanoha

Fate first appears in episode 4 with her familiar Arf and her device Bardiche, materializing in the town in search of Jewel Seeds. It is soon apparent that not even Fate knows why she is looking for these specimens of Lost Logia (the series' term for ancient magical artifacts), but she does not care, stating, "I must get them, because my mother wants them." Fate is initially dismissive of her young and naive rival, Nanoha, and tells her that her quest is worthless, but Nanoha's steadfast dedication to reforming Fate gets to her heart, and she begins to wane. However, this does not impress Fate's mother, Precia Testarossa, who tortures the girl for not getting all the Jewel Seeds. Fate remains loyal despite Arf's protests; she remembers a time when Precia was kind and stable, and thinks that the Jewel Seeds will cure her mother's insanity.

Fate teleports to her home from the top of an office building with complicated coordinates and magic. Her home is in a gloomy hideout in the Garden of Time with her mother and Arf, sharing a room with the latter. She appears in the city whenever she senses a Jewel Seed, as she has no school and nothing else to do. This is also the reason why she spends much of this season in her transformed state.

Late in the series, Arf strikes out at Precia and is thrown out for being "useless", ending up with Nanoha's friend Arisa. Fate finally starts to question her mother's motives, as Arf has always been there for her, but still refuses to join Nanoha and fully accepts her challenge to a winner-takes-all battle for the Jewel Seeds. When Fate loses, Precia appears and steals the Jewel Seeds. Fate tentatively joins up with the Time-Space Administration Bureau, and it is revealed that her memories of the past were copied, and that she is a clone of Precia's biological daughter, Alicia Testarossa. Fate does not take this news well and collapses after Precia shows that she truly hates her. She attempts to convince Precia to give up by, saying that she is still her daughter because she created her; the madwoman however laughs in her face, and states that the Jewel Seed collection was an attempt to reach the legendary Al Hazard and resurrect Alicia, and tells her that ever since Fate's creation, Precia has despised her. Fate, still very hurt, attempts to save Precia, but is rejected by her, as Precia who chooses to be with the preserved body of Alicia, falling into a dimensional rift. Fate later then accepts Nanoha as a partner and a friend, and even though she is arrested for what she did for Precia, promises to come back as she will probably be acquitted of all charges, seeing as she only did this for her mother and not for selfish reasons.

Fate in A's

In A's, Fate and Arf join the Time-Space Administration Bureau, as a temporary mage, and go back to Earth to team up with Nanoha again. She arrives barely in time to save Nanoha who had just been beaten by Vita, Fate manages to hold Vita back until Signum arrives, where she is beaten as well, even having Bardiche cut in half, although Bardiche is easily fixed using the Recovery skill.

After escaping from the Guardian Knights, Nanoha introduces Fate to her friends, Arisa and Suzuka, as a transfer student (though they had already met via Nanoha and Fate's video messages), and Fate has to get used to civilian life on Earth, due to the situation, as the Asura was being repaired and the crew was living on Earth for the time being. She also has a new mother figure in Lindy Harlaown (who later adopts Fate). Early on in the season, Bardiche is upgraded, along with Nanoha's Raising Heart, to be able to compete with the Wolkenritter's Belka type weapons, and is renamed "Bardiche Assault" which also now uses the cartridge system similar to that of the Wolkenritters weapons.

Nanoha and Fate later in the season, meet a sickly girl, Hayate, after being introduced by Suzuka, who is actually the master of the book of darkness. Later by accident, when visiting Hayate who was hospitalised at the time, Fate and Nanoha meet the Wolkenritter, and find out that Hayate is the master of the Book of Darkness, and the reason why the Wolkenritter are collecting pages for the book. Fate and Nanoha face off against the Wolkenritter, who do not wish for them to leave knowing their master's identity. However, the match is interrupted by the two masked men (later revealed to be the Liese twins), who trap Fate and Nanoha in magical binds and a barrier and then impersonate them, to make Hayate think that it was Fate and Nanoha who killed the Wolkenritter (as the masked men used their Linker Cores to fill the last pages of the Book of Darkness).

Fate along with Nanoha are forced to fight Hayate, as the Book of Darkness. However, during the fight Suzuka and Arisa discover Nanoha and Fate's true identity when the duo are trying to protect them from the Book of Darkness' attack. Fate is later then captured by the Book of Darkness and thrown into a dream from which she will never want to wake; with a happy life with older sister Alicia and a sane, kind Precia. However, Fate remembers that her friends need her, and says a sad goodbye to the life she always wanted in favour of the life she has now. With the help of the Wolkenritter and Hayate herself, they cure both Hayate and the Book of Darkness, which transforms into Reinforce, Hayate's partner and weapon.

In an epilogue taking place six years later, Fate is older, has been adopted by Lindy, and working for the TSAB along with Nanoha and Hayate who are now junior high schoolers. She has now changed her name to Fate T. Harlaown, with the T an abbreviation for Testarossa.

Fate in the manga

Two official manga series expand on what happens to the characters between the second season A's and the sequel of A's, StrikerS.

In the epilogue issue of the A's manga series, stated as being five months after the conclusion of the A's anime, Fate is depicted as having enrolled as a cadet officer the TSAB and has now been officially adopted by Lindy Harlaown.[1]

The ongoing StrikerS manga series begins six years after the events of A's[2] which shows the introduction to the gadget drones, before jumping ahead four more years to a timeframe just prior to the events of the StrikerS anime series[3]. In it, Fate is in her third year of junior high school. She has now achieved the rank of Enforcer and acts as an investigator for the Interdimensional Navy of the TSAB, though she had to take her officer's exam three times before she passed (a fact which Signum continues to tease her about) because she was too worried about Nanoha's condition at the time, as Nanoha had suffered severe injury on an assignment after training too much and putting too much stress on her body.[4] She has also assumed guardianship for Erio Mondial, a six-year-old boy who had been rescued by Fate during an unspecified incident involving a Lost Logia, though officially Lindy is Erio's adoptive parent due to Fate's age at the time and is technically his older sister.

Fate in StrikerS

Fate is now a 19-year-old commissioned officer of the TSAB, who has matured a lot since A's and is kinder to people, especially children. She lives on Earth in Uminari City with Lindy, who has retired from her position as Admiral, having had, as she says, too much excitement and is currently seeking a desk job. Fate who went to school with Nanoha, Hayate, Suzuka, and Alisa. She later abandoned her battle uniform for a TSAB suit, the completed anime showed her in her barrier jacket, which appears to have grown to continue to fit her as with Nanoha's barrier jacket. She also seems to have gained a white cape, according to two promotional pictures; what the cape is for is to tell which squad she's in. In the manga, both the TSAB uniform and the Barrier Jacket are used with the Barrier Jacket overlaying or replacing the uniform when activated for combat situations.

She is now the head of the Lightning Squad and is a captain of the Riot 6 group along with Nanoha, and is a S+ mage without limiters, which is the second highest rank possible to be achieved by a mage, and she is a AA mage with the limiters, 3 ranks down than she would be. She shows very great concern for her squad, particularly Erio, as she is his guardian and Caro, a small child that she took in when no one else would, Fate takes her position as leader very seriously.

Fate is usually busy with investigating the Lost Logia incidents and some times would help Nanoha and Vita in training the new forwards of Riot 6, Subaru, Teana and her two fellow squad members Erio and Caro, usually Erio and Caro though. She is also the one who found out that the Drones were powered by small tiny fragments of the Jewel Seeds, and also that the Jail Scaglietti was the one behind the relic incidents. Later Fate becomes Vivio's godmother and looks after her with Nanoha (who becomes Vivio's Guardian and later adopts her). Fate then later confronts two of the numbers during the attack on the Ground Forces' HQ, where she fends them off with ease even with her limiters on. Near the end of the season Fate heads down to Scaglietti's base in order to capture him, with aided by Sister Schach, who along with Verossa, found the base using Verossa's ability Infinite Hunt, whilst the others of Riot 6 go to stop the Saints Cradle from reaching orbit. There she is forced to fight another two Numbers, but the fight is interrupted with Scaglietti coming in and trapping Fate with a bind, while he reveals to Fate that he was the one who first created Project Fate and that her mother only perfected it, and states that she is like her mother, who only took in Erio and Caro so that they won't deny her and obey her, causing Fate to doubt herself. But Caro and Erio tell her that they chose their own paths, and not to listen to what Scaglietti says. This instantly makes Fate realize the truth, and she then proceeds to escape the bind and defeats the two Numbers, using her Riot Zamber and her new form, Sonic Drive, and then quickly captures Scaglietti. After Scaglietti is captured, the base begins to collapse and almost caves in on Fate and is saved by Erio . Later in the epilogue of StrikerS Fate returns to duty in the Interstellar Navigation Bureau, along with Shari and Teana who is working to become an agent as Fates second aide.

Fate in ViVid

Fate is still working as an Enforcer, during her mission-free time she helps Nanoha with raising Vivio as her second mother.

Fate in Force

By the time of Force, Fate and Teana have split up. However, the two of them meet up again during chapter 1 as they have both been assigned to work on the same case. In her other appearances, Fate has been seen looking into and investigating the incidents that Touma and Lily have been a part of, as the two seem to have obtained items that Fate and the others are looking for.

Powers

Fate's magical abilities developed at an astonishing rate, according to Rinis. She learned electricity-based attacks faster than other magical types, something that her mother Precia also specialized in. At the age of seven, she had already mastered several abilities to the point of not requiring the incantations. Behind her tutor Rinis' back, she also studied how to create and handle familiars[5]. Her command phrase for her shooting abilities is "Fire!".

Fate specializes in mid-range and melee attacks, preferring speed to power and endurance. This was a result of the training that her mother demanded, which sacrificed the flexibility of a wide range of abilities for raw speed[5]. Fate is also the fastest character in the Nanoha universe and is able to keep up with anyone without having to use speed enhancing spells, and when she does use them they make her even faster. After the events of the first season, she trained with Chrono to address the gaps in her initial training.

  • Transformation — Fate transforms Bardiche into Device Form and her Barrier Jacket is activated as well.
  • Arcus Cultus Aegeas — This is Fate's personal incantation for Bardiche. Generally she uses this to concentrate her energies, especially before unleashing a powerful attack[6].
  • Jewel Seed Seal — Used to seal the Jewel Seeds so they will not fuse with anything.
  • Lightning Bind — A powerful, but difficult to maintain, spell that prevents its target from moving.
  • Recovery — Fate can restore Bardiche in seconds, even after she and Bardiche is heavily damaged.(Used in season one, episode 12 and episode 2 of A's)

Defensive Abilities

  • Barrier Jacket — Fate activates her defensive outfit. After Bardiche is upgraded in A's, her Barrier Jacket gains two variations: Lightning Form and Sonic Form.
    • Lightning Form — This is similar to her original Barrier Jacket, with more protective power and some armor plates on her shoes and left glove.
    • Sonic Form — This lighter variation of Fate's Barrier Jacket dispenses with the cloak and instead puts Sonic Sails, Flier Fin-like wings on Fate's boots and arms, greatly increasing her movement speed. However, the defence of the Barrier Jacket is weakened, it might be fatal if she is hit by a powerful magic.
      • Sonic Drive — In episode 23 of Strikers, Fate first activates this variation of Sonic Form. Her speed and magic powers greatly increases in this form. Incantation to activate this form is Overdrive, True Sonic Form.[7], the appearance of Sonic Drive is similar to the Sonic Form.
    • Impulse Form — The new Barrier Jacket variation seen in StrikerS, it sports a complete new design that holds little resemblance with any of the other variations seen until then.
  • Blitz Rush — Fate's movement speed is increased dramatically (if temporarily), to the point where human eyes cannot track her easily. In A's, this is upgraded to Sonic Move; in Sonic Form, she does not need to activate the ability. This move is later taught to Erio in StrikerS.
  • Defenser — Bardiche's Auto-Guard magic. It can guard in every direction, but can be broken easily, as Signum's cartridge-loaded Device proves.
    • Defenser Plus — Used in the tenth episode of A's and the second episode of StrikerS, it is essentially a more powerful form of Defenser, and capable of being cast over a larger area to protect more than one person and can also block out gases and fumes from getting into the barrier.
  • Bind Break — Attempts to deactivate a binding or imprisoning spell. The amount of time required to deactivate depends on the complexity of the target magic as seen in episode 10 of A's.
  • Jacket Purge — Fate "unravels" the magic power that comprises her Jacket, causing it to explode. This has significant attack power, and can disrupt binding magic. However, she is vulnerable for a few moments after purging the Jacket, and she requires magic power to recreate a new one.
  • Thunder Arm — A lightning defense on her left arm, possibly also able to use it on her right arm though it was never shown [8].

Offensive Abilities

  • Arc Saber — Fate's melee attack, consisting of a blade of light from the Bardiche in Scythe form. It is powerful enough to neutralize Nanoha's Divine Shooter missiles. The blade itself can be thrown, spinning it much like a shuriken.
    • Scythe Slash — A variation of the Arc Saber where the blade is enhanced in order to penetrate barrier-type magics such as Barrier Jackets.
  • Haken Saber — As Arc Saber, except with Bardiche Assault in Haken form, which seems to be more powerful than the Arc saber as well.
    • Haken Slash — The Scythe Slash-like variation of Fate's Haken Saber.
  • Photon Lancer — Fate's basic ranged attack, fired from a small collection of energy called a "Photon Sphere". Fate's shots are faster, but unlike Nanoha's Divine Shooter, they are unguided.
    • Photon Lancer Phalanx Shift — A variation of Photon Lancer (and Fate's most powerful attack in season 1), this spell amasses several large Photon Spheres and unleashes a storm of Photon Lancer shots on the target.
  • Plasma Lancer — A more powerful version of Photon Lancer, with increased attack power and the ability to turn at Fate's command should it miss.
  • Thunder Smasher — Fate's siege-type attack, analogous to Nanoha's Divine Buster. It was called "Thunder Buster" in episode 12 of season 1, but the DVD booklet indicates that the attack was actually Thunder Smasher.
  • Plasma SmasherThunder Smasher's upgrade, used when Bardiche Assault is in Assault Form.
  • Trident Smasher — The third upgraded magic of the Thunder Smasher line, three beams are shot simultaneously from the same firing-point, creating the illusion of a trident's blade. Debuted on the episode 12 of StrikerS.
  • Thunder Rage — Fate's multitarget attack, activated with Bardiche in Sealing(Grave)Form. Together with Nanoha's Divine Buster, Fate used this to seal six Jewel Seeds at once.
    • Thunder Blade — An enhanced version of Thunder Rage, Fate focuses each attack into individual swords that can detonate on the command "Break!". Chrono Harlaown has a similar attack called Stinger Blade.
  • Blitz Rush — Fate can increase the speed of her magic missiles such as Plasma Lancer.
  • Sprite Zanber — This ability is designed to destroy force fields, binding magics, and illusions. Fate, after transforming Bardiche Assault to Zanber form, uses this to break out of the Book of Darkness' prison.
  • Jet Zanber — Fate's ultimate melee attack (thus far), she first throws a shockwave at the target, then swings Bardiche Assault in Zanber form. The energy blade of the Zanber grows to many times its typical size, so Fate can slash through a target that would ordinarily be out of range.
  • Plasma Zanber Breaker — Bardiche Assault in Zanber form unleashes a powerful energy blast.
  • Riot Blade — Bardiche Assault in a sabre like form. the Riot Blade is able to cut away magical binding strings with ease, and can also form the Riot Zanber by splitting it into two.[9]
    • Riot Zanber — Bardiche Assault split into two Riot Blades. A yellow colored magical string at the end of each hilt connects both of them. Fate can combine both of the Riot Blades to form a bigger version of the Zanber from which is also more powerful than the normal Zanber.[10]

Cultural References

In March 2010 a 28 year old Korean man called Lee Jin-gyu married a pillow with an image of Fate Testarossa on it at an official wedding ceremony[citation needed].

References

  1. ^ Issue 7 ("Epilogue of Aces").
  2. ^ Stated specifically in Issue 1, page 5.
  3. ^ Stated specifically at the end of Issue 3
  4. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS manga chapter 03
  5. ^ a b Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Sound Stage 02.
  6. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha episode 11
  7. ^ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Episode 24
  8. ^ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Episode 22
  9. ^ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Episode 24
  10. ^ Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Episode 24

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (2004–2007) is a magical girl anime series produced by Seven Arcs and loosely based on the Triangle Heart series of games.

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Season 1 (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Is This What You Call a Mysterious Encounter? [1.1]

The first episode of the series introduces Nanoha and shows how her powers were first awakened.
Nanoha Takamachi: Under this great big sky, there are thousands, no, tens of thousands of people. All kinds of people with all sorts of wishes and feelings hiding inside. Sometimes, a person's emotions can touch and clash with someone else's. And there's people whose feelings can bond with another so perfectly, they can talk without saying a word. Well, this is a story about people like that, and what happens when they eventually meet. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is about to start!

Nanoha: I am the one who has been given a mission. Under the contract, release those powers unto me. Winds to the sky, stars to the heavens, and the unyielding soul to this heart! Magic to these hands! Raising Heart, set up!
Raising Heart: Stand by, ready. Set up.It's a veary good anime

My Magical Incantation is Lyrical? [1.2]

In this episode, Nanoha learns of the Jewel Seeds and starts trying to find and seal them.
Nanoha Takamachi: What'll you do when your powers come back?
Yuuno Scrya: I'll continue searching for the Jewel Seeds... alone.
Nanoha: I can't let you do that.

Nanoha: The way I see it, if someone needs your help and you have the power to help them out, there shouldn't be a doubt as to what you should do.

The Town's in a Lot of Danger? [1.3]

A Jewel Seed causes a city-wide catastrophe in Nanoha's home of Uminari City.
Raising Heart: Area search.
Nanoha Takamachi: Lyrical, magical! Search for the root of this terrible misfortune!

Nanoha: Now I can seal it away!
Yuuno Scrya: It's impossible from here, you have to get closer!
Nanoha: It's all right, I can do it! We can do it, can't we, Raising Heart?
Raising Heart: Shooting Mode. Set up.

Nanoha: (voiceover) That was my first mistake since becoming a mage. It doesn't feel too good when you realize that you're the reason for someone else's suffering. And when I decided to help Yuuno, I knew that, or I thought I did... From now on, I'll do better than my best. I'll give it everything I've got. This isn't just for Yuuno anymore, this is my decision, my choice. I'll collect every last one of those Jewel Seeds. I'll make sure that something like this never happens again.

This is a Town of Hot Water, Uminari Hot Springs! [1.5]

Even while going to a hot spring to relax, Nanoha worries about the Jewel Seeds and the mysterious girl she met.
Yuuno Scrya: Nanoha, go after the girl!
Arf: Do you really think I'd let that happen?!
Yuuno: I'll make sure it happens!

Feelings That Can't Be Understood? [1.6]

Nanoha's friends start to notice her preoccupation with Fate and with her activities as a magical girl.
Arisa Bannings: It just irritates me! It's obvious that she's worried about something. And it's obvious that she's trying to decide on something and that she's in trouble! But no matter how much we ask her, or offer to help with it, she won't tell us anything. She's lying straight to our faces about everything!
Suzuka Tsukimura: No matter how good a friend we are, there are some things that we just can't tell each other.

Is This a Third Magician? [1.7]

Amidst Fate and Nanoha's continuing fight for the Jewel Seeds, a third group arrives.
Nanoha Takamachi: Wait a minute... All I want to do is talk to you for a bit, Fate. I have an idea though. I'm not some spoiled kid, so if you wanna fight, let's fight. But if I win... Will you talk to me?

There's a Really Big Crisis? [1.8]

Nanoha meets with the Time-Space Administration Bureau and learns the full details of the situation.
Lindy Harlaown: On rare occasions, worlds are born that evolve too much, too quickly. When the pressure of that evolution becomes too great, they tend to destroy themselves through technology and science.

The Decisive Battle Above the Ocean [1.9]

The last of the Jewel Seeds are sealed away by Nanoha and Fate working together.
Yuuno Scrya: (stopping Arf) Hold it right there! We're not here to fight with you, we're here to help her!
Crono Harlaown: Are you insane?! What do you think you're doing?!
Nanoha Takamachi: I'm really, really sorry about disobeying your orders... but I can't leave her alone like this!

Nanoha: (silently) Someone to share my feelings... Someone with whom I can split the loneliness and sadness in half... That's it. Now I understand what I want. I want to share my feelings with this girl. (out loud to Fate) All I want... is to be friends.

Memories That Lie Beyond Time [1.11]

Fate and Nanoha battle for the last time.
Nanoha Takamachi: Try this one. It's a variation of my Divine Buster!
Raising Heart: Starlight Breaker.
Nanoha: Now with greatest power! Starlight... Breaker!!

The Time of the Sealing of our Fates [1.12]

The Time-Space Administration, aided by Nanoha, advances to the final battle against Precia Testarossa.
Crono Harlaown: You can choose whether or not you want to run away from reality, or you can face it head on like everyone else who's ever suffered!

Nanoha Takamachi: Chrono-kun, what’s going to happen to Fate-chan now? Chrono Harlaown: Even under the circumstances, she can’t deny that she was an accomplice in the dimensional interference. It’s because this is a felony. Normally, the punishment for this would be imprisonment for a couple hundred years… Nanoha Takamachi: No way! Chrono Harlaown: However! The situation is unique this time, and it’s clear that she didn’t willingly participate in the crime. All that’s really left is getting the higher-ups to understand. But I’m confident in my ability to do that, so don’t worry. The Time-Space Administration Bureau isn’t so cold as to question a girl who unknowingly committed a sin when she was simply trying to fulfill her mother’s wish Nanoha Takamachi: Chrono-kun, are you really a nice person underneath everything? Chrono Harlaown: (blushes) A-as a government official, it’s only natural to make such a remark! It’s not like I’m voicing my own opinion!

Nanoha Takamachi: You don’t have to be so embarrassed about it
Chrono Harlaown: I’m not being embarrassed about anything! What?! Don’t laugh!

Season 2 (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's)

The Beginning Comes Suddenly [2.1]

Six months after the first season, Nanoha is living peacefully when she is suddenly attacked.
Nanoha Takamachi: Lyrical, magical! Glimmers to be blessings, come into my hands. Ring and echo under the guidance. Divine Shooter... Shoot!

Nanoha Takamachi: Listen to me...
Raising Heart: Divine...
Nanoha: To what I have to say!
Raising Heart: Buster.

With the Broken Past and Present [2.7]

Fate, Nanoha, and Amy keep an eye on the Wolkenritter while the senior members of the TSAB are back at headquarters.
Amy Limiette: Oh well, I'm sure there won't be that many emergencies going on while they're gone. (sirens sound)

Vita: Hey you! Nano-something or other!
Nanoha Takamachi: It's me, Nanoha! Na-no-ha!

Christmas Eve [2.9]

The master of the Book of Darkness is finally revealed to Nanoha and Fate, and the final battle begins.
Nanoha Takamachi: So I'll be... a demon. (activates Raising Heart) Maybe I am a little demonic. But you're going to listen whether you like it or not!

Destiny [2.10]

Nanoha and Fate are attacked by the Book of Darkness itself as it seeks to avenge the knights
Aria Lieze: Chrono, release us from your bind. We can only freeze them in the few minutes when it starts to out of control.
Chrono Harlaown: But even then, the mistress of the Book of Darkness won’t be a horrible criminal who would deserve the punishment of being eternally frozen. That’s illegal.
Lotte Lieze: Because of that…! Because of that law, this tragedy has been allowed to repeat itself. Even Clyde-kun… even your father had to…
Graham: Lotte.
Chrono: There’s another problem with your plan besides its legality, Admiral. First of all, releasing them from that frozen existence shouldn’t be all that difficult. No matter where you hide it, no matter how much you try to protect it from everyone, someone will find it one day and try to use it as their own. Anger and sadness… desire and lust… Such wishes will lead people to it… to this sealed power…

A Gift For Christmas Eve [2.11]

Nanoha continues to fight the Book of Darkness, now in hopes of rescuing Fate.
Nanoha Takamachi: (addressing the Book of Darkness) Nothing is forever. It can't be. 'Cause everyone changes. Whether they want to or not, they need to change. Myself... Even you!

Book of Darkness: Just drift off to sleep, and you can live happy in that world for the rest of forever. A lovely, warm, never-ending dream.
Hayate Yagami: I can't. Because that's only a dream.

Night's End, Journey's End [2.12]

The battle against the Book of Darkness comes to its final conclusion.
Crono Harlaown: We can never change the past. What's done... is done! That's why I'm going to fight now, and change the future!

Nanoha Takamachi: All right, here we go, Fate, and Hayate! (those two nod) Now with greatest power! Starlight...
Fate Testarossa: Sudden lightning! Plasma Zanbar...
Hayate Yagami: I'm sorry... and good night. Echo, whistle of lasting closure! Ragnarok...
All three together: Breaker!

Season 3 (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)

A Wish for the Pair [3.8]

What was supposed to be a simple training battle causes chaos amidst the members of the Sixth Mobile Division.
Nanoha Takamachi: I wasn’t at the scene but Vice-captain Vita has already scolded you. So I think you’ve already reflected on your mistake. I won’t scold you a second time. But Teana, I think you try too hard every now and then. It’s becoming a bit of a problem. You have to remember that you aren’t fighting alone. Our position in combat has us surrounded by allies. That’s why you made your mistake today. Think about it carefully and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Nanoha Takamachi: It’s strange. You two, what happened to you? I know you’re trying your best, but a mock battle isn’t a brawl. If you’re just pretending to listen during practice and then being this dangerous during the real thing, then training has no meaning, does it? Let’s do it properly, like we do in practice. My training… is it really that wrong?
Tiana Lanster: (crying, screaming) I just don't want anyone to get hurt anymore! I don't want to lose anything anymore!
Subaru Nakajima: Tia...
Tiana Lanster: That's why I want to get stronger! (prepares a spell)
Nanoha Takamachi: Why don't you cool your head a bit? (prepares a spell) Cross fire.
Tiana Lanster: Phantom Bla-
Nanoha Takamachi: Shoot. (The spell nullifies Teana's attack and stuns her)
Subaru Nakajima: Tea! A bind?
Nanoha Takamachi: Stay still and watch. (fires again)
Subaru Nakajima: Nanoha-san! (Tea gets hit again) Tea!
Nanoha Takamachi: The mock battle ends here. Today, the two of you have been shot down.

An Important Experience [3.09]

The forwards come to learn about a near-death experience in Nanoha's past that influenced the way she trains recruits

Shamal: Nanoha-chan apologized to all of us for pushing herself too far and kept smiling in front of us, but having been told she might not be able to walk again, let alone be able to fly, I can’t imagine how she must have felt.
Signum: (To Teana) There are battles that must not be lost even if it means being reckless or risking your life. However, that time you missed your shot, was it a situation where you had to shoot even if you risked the safety or life of your comrade? Using a move like that in training, just whose sake was that for? What was it for?
Shario Finenio: Nanoha-san doesn’t want any of you to go through what she did. So that you don’t have to push yourself and to be absolutely, positively sure that you come back safe and sound, she has been training you with care, thinking about your safety the entire time.

Pain to Pain [3.13]

The real reason for Section 6's founding is revealed, as the division attempts to identify their enemies and care for Vivio

Hayate Yagami: (seeing a crying Vivio latching on to Nanoha) I guess there are some opponents even the Ace of Aces can’t defeat.

Fate Testarossa-Harlaown: How have you been, brother?
Chrono Harlaown: (embarrassed) Don’t say that. We’re both adults now.
Fate Testarossa-Harlaown: That has nothing to do with us being brother and sister, Chrono.

Hayate Yagami: To me, you’re the people who saved my life and my beloved friends. I don’t know what will happen to Section Six, but…
Fate Testarossa-Harlown: You already told us that when we joined. Both Nanoha and I chose to be here knowing that. It’s okay.
Nanoha Takamachi: Besides, getting me into the instructors’ squad and setting up Fate-chan’s examinations were things you and your whole family was instrumental in
Fate Testarossa-Harlown: So now we need to help you achieve your dreams.
Hayate Takamachi: That’s no good, we’ll keep helping each other forever.
Fate Testarossa-Harlown: That’s what friends are for.
Nanoha Takamachi: (salutes) Commander Yagami, I don’t think that you’re doing anything wrong right now.
Fate Testarossa-Harlown: (salutes) So it’s okay. Give us your orders like always with pride in your heart.

Mothers&Children [3.14]

The Forwards go out with the captains while they discuss dealing with the prophecy and the potential threat of Lieutenant General Regius's proposed inspection

Verossa Acous: (on Hayate) Rare skills, powerful magic, strong power and the authority to have other people serve her; having that power implies a degree of isolation. That’s what I think. Of course, she’ll be needed. She’ll be relied on. But not as a person, it’ll be the power she possesses being relied on. (pause) Of course, that’s an extreme case. It’s not actually like that.
Teana Lanster: Yes, I see. “Pressure and loneliness come with power.”
Verossa Acous: Anyway, what I’m trying to say is, well, I’m sure that a lot of things will happen between the commander and the front line members, but I’d like you to treat her not just as a superior, but as a person, another girl. Not just Hayate but the captains, too.
Teana Lanster: (salutes) Roger. The frontline members will do the best they can.

Pain to Pain [3.21]

The members of Division 6 fight desperately against Scaglietti's forces

Dieci: Using such a small girl to power such a huge ship, is it really something we have to do? I’m not really sure about this “Engineer’s Revenge.”

"Quattro: Oh, that. That’s just the Doctor’s excuse. Doesn’t mean a thing.

Dieci: Really?
Quattro: He’s always had one goal: The completion of biomanipulation technology and the creation of a space to do that. The Cradle is here to make that dream a reality. Well, I’m sure a minimum of several thousand people are going to die here, but it won’t even take a hundred years to make up for that. The Doctor’s research is here to save people! What’s wrong, Dieci-chan? Have you stopped beliieving in your big sister and the Doctor?
Dieci: No, that’s not it. Not at all, but… when I see such a weak small life, living and moving like this, I think that maybe they don’t have anything to do with it.
Quattro: Before you saw them, you could easily pull the trigger, right?
Dieci: Sorry, I just got distracted for a second.
Quattro: Really?
Dieci: I’ll do as I was ordered. If I don’t, it’ll be bad for my sisters on the ground.

Quattro: (thinks) Stupid Dieci-chan, you’re a boring girl like Cinque and Sei. A weak life that can’t do anything is no different than an insect’s. No matter how many you kill, more will keep being born. Playing with them and abusing them, throwing them into a cage and watchng them suffer, it’s so much fun! Right?


Lutecia Alpine: Zest will be gone soon. Agito will go somewhere too, I’m sure. But when this festival is over, Doctor, Uno and the others will look for XI for me. Then my mom will come back. Then I won’t be unhappy anymore.
Caro ru Lushe: That’s not true!
Lutecia Alpine : I don’t like talking to you.
Caro ru Lushe: If you want to be happy, then no matter how unhappy you are, you can’t make others unhappy or hurt them! If you do that, you won’t find what you want, especially happiness!

Stars Strike [3.23]

While the Forwards begin gaining the advantage over the Combat Cyborgs, Nanoha reaches Vivio, only for her to attack

Mach Caliber: You taught me the reason for my being here, my strength and power which you adore so much. Don’t make everything a lie.
Subaru Nakajima: (in a flashback) When a war or a disaster or something bad happens, I want to be able to save people who are sad, in pain, and shouting “Save me!” To take them straight to somewhere safe by my own power. (thinking in the present) To be honest, I’m always scared and uneasy about fighting, about hurting someone, my hands still shake. But this power in my hands isn’t to destroy, it’s to protect. The power to break through a sad reality.

Lightning [3.24]

Fate battles with the mastermind behind the entire incident while Erio and Caro battle the summoner Lutecia.
Erio Mondial: Fate isn't wrong about anything.
Caro Ru Lusie: If she's in doubt, then we will be right there by her side. If she's in trouble, we'll be right there to save her.
Erio: If she, for some reason, is wrong, we'll be there to scold her and then return back to her. We, all of us are here for her.
Caro: So, don't lose. Don't hesitate.
Together: Fight!

Fate Testarossa: Sorry and thank you, Erio, Caro. There’s nothing to doubt, right? Because I was weak, I was hesitating and worrying. I will probably always repeat this. That’s fine. Because all of that makes me.

Teana Lanster: I don’t know what you’ve been through, but if you recognize your crimes and seek asylum, I think you’ll be allowed a fresh start.
Nove: There’s no way that’ll happen. We’re combat cyborgs. There’s no way of life to us other than just fighting and winning! (Deed tries to get up but Vice hits her in the head with a perfectly aimed sniper bullet, knocking her out. Teana advances on Nove and holds her dagger to her throat)
Teana Lanster: Even weapons that exist only for fighting can laugh and live kindly. (Cut to Subaru holding Ginga in her arms) You may have been born a combat cyborg, but I know a girl who’s more human than anyone, who’s stupidly kind and tries her best.

Quattro: (hearing of her sisters’ defeat) They’re all complete losers. Well, it’ll all work out if I’m around? Right, Doctor?

Final Limit [3.25]

The final battles wind down to their conclusions on the Saint's Cradle.
Vita: If I don't destroy it, it'll hurt everybody! I won't be able to protect Hayate and Nanoha! If I can't break through that shielding, there's no point! So then, Eisen! Break through it!

Raising Heart: Wide Area Search successful. Coordinates are specific. Distance calculated.
Nanoha Takamachi: Found you!
Quattro: Area search? No way! She's been looking for me this whole time? But this is the deepest part of the Cradle. Nobody could make it all the way down here... (glances at readout, eyes widen) She's going to just blast through the walls? Oh Dear Mother of God!
Raising Heart: Clearance confirmation. Firing lock is cancelled.
Nanoha: Blaster Three! Divine... Buster!

Vivio: All my sadness, my pain, they were fake, created things. I can't be allowed to live!
Nanoha Takamachi: You're wrong. No matter how you were born, the Vivio that's there crying is not a fake or something that was merely created. She's the spoiled girl who cries all the time and can't even get up on her own when she trips. The girl who hates her green peppers, the girl who pats me on the head when I'm lonely... My beloved Vivio. I'm not your real mama, but I'm going to try my best to be. So don't say that you can't be allowed to live. Tell me your true feelings.
Vivio: I... Nanoha-mama... I love you! I want to be with you forever! Mama... Save me!
Nanoha: I will. Whenever, no matter what happens!

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