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Gabriel

DAL v6 10

Japanese (Ruby) ガブリエル
Japanese (Base) 破軍歌姫
Base meaning Army-Breaking Songstress
Rank AA-rank Angel
Wielders
Media
Novel Debut Volume 6
Anime Debut Season 2 Episode 7


Gabriel (破軍歌姫ガブリエル, Gaburieru?) is the Angel of sound corresponding to the ninth sephira. Its original wielder is Miku Izayoi, and it normally takes the form of a grand pipe organ and circular keyboard.

Usage[]

Miku Izayoi[]

Miku normally uses <Gabriel> to control sound, usually by materializing the circular keyboard around her and the pipe organ a few metres behind her, in order to transmit sounds to a large audience by playing the keyboard. Miku can also manifest <Gabriel> as a smaller set of organ pipes emerging from the ground, controlling sound with her own voice transmitted out of the pipes. This allows Miku to weaponize sound via sonic waves that can break through Territory and catch opponents off guard.

<Gabriel> comes with its own set of organ-played songs that have the following effects:

  • March (行進曲マーチ, Māchi?. lit. "March"): Enhances the listeners' physical strength and stamina. Its effect is potent enough for ordinary humans to resist Kurumi's City of Devouring Time, which would usually make them faint.
  • Rondo (輪舞曲ロンド, Rondo?. lit. "Rondo"): Restrains the listeners with sound waves.
  • Solo (独奏ソロ, Soro?. lit. "Solo"): Brainwashes the listeners. The brainwashed people retain their perception of other entities, but they nevertheless prioritize Miku's desire and well-being above all else. While effective against Spirits that have been sealed by Shido, it fails to work on people with enough Reiryoku like Shido himself, another fully-powered Spirit like Kurumi, or a Wizard with sufficient skill like Ellen. A person who fails to hear the song clearly, for example, by wearing earplugs, will also be unaffected. Those affected have no memory of what they did while brainwashed.
  • Requiem (鎮魂歌レクイエム, Rekuiemu?. lit. "Requiem"): A relaxing song that has an analgesic effect.
  • Symphony (交響曲シンフォニー, Shinfonī?. lit. "Symphony"): A song powered by Miku's own movements. Miku would swing an organ pipe at great speed in order for it to emit sound.
  • Fantasia (幻想曲ファンタジア, Fantajia?. lit. "Fantasia"): A collection of <Gabriel>'s songs sung all at once while infused with all of Miku's remaining Reiryoku. The song combines the healing effect of Requiem with the strength-bolstering effect of March. By using it alongside <Fraxinus>'s broadcasting system, Miku is able to expand the range of the song to also reach the civilian evacuation shelters.

Shido Itsuka[]

Shido gains access to <Gabriel> after sealing Miku. However, rather than manifesting the entire organ for <Gabriel>, he instead either summons just the keyboard or emits its sounds by converting Reiryoku. Shido normally uses <March> and <Requiem> to enable his use of other Angels, by both strengthening his physical ability and increasing the speed of recovery after use respectively.

  • March (行進曲マーチ, Māchi?. lit. "March"): Later on, <March> becomes Shido's regular enhancement technique used to increase his physical abilities far beyond what is capable for a normal human being.
  • Requiem (鎮魂歌レクイエム, Rekuiemu?. lit. "Requiem"): A pain killer song that allows Shido to ignore the pain caused by wielding multiple Angels.

Beast[]

The parallel-world Spirit codenamed <Beast> has indirect access to <Gabriel> via the Ninth Sword (九番目の剣, Kyūbanme no Ken?), which is shaped like a conductor's baton. By stabbing the Ninth Sword into the ground, <Beast> can replicate the sound of <Gabriel>'s <Rondo> - she does this to restrain the Yamai sisters during her confrontation with the former Spirits in Shido's world.

Trivia[]

  • Gabriel's name means "The Strong One of God" or "The Strength of God."
  • In Japanese, the names of Gabriel's songs are pronounced by their katakana readings, which are transliterations of the terms from English. Their base kanji readings are direct translations of the terms from English.
  • To match Gabriel's usual appearance, the background music tracks that play when Gabriel is manifested and used in the anime (track 12 from Date A "Extreme" Music, and tracks 4 and 5 from Date A "Impressive" Music) consist of an organ as the main instrument.

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