Cinque Nakajima
Cinque in her Sailing Force uniform in Force
Cinque in her Sailing Force uniform in Force
Character profile

16 (StrikerS)
12–17 (StrikerS manga)
19 (Sound Stage X)
20 (ViVid)
21 (ViVid Strike!)

22 (Force)
SpeciesCyborg (Number #5)
Date of birthWinter 0060 (activated)
Officially: 0059[1]
FamilyOther Numbers
Nakajima family (adopted)
AffiliationJail Scaglietti (StrikerS)
TSAB, N2R (post-StrikerS)
Special Duty Section 6 (Force)
OccupationFrontline/Infiltration (StrikerS)
SystemSpecial (IS)
RankAA (body augmentation rank)
Shell Coat
Japanese nameチンク・ナカジマ
(Chinku Nakajima)
First app.StrikerS (ep.16)
Voiced byMarina Inoue
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Cinque (チンク Chinku) is a female Combat Cyborg first introduced in StrikerS.

Name[edit | edit source]

Cinque is named after the Italian for "five" or Pagani Zonda Cinque. After the adoption by the Nakajimas, her name is officially changed to Cinque Nakajima (チンク・ナカジマ Chinku Nakajima).

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Cinque bears visual similarity to Barasuishou from the anime series Rozen Maiden Träumend, while her coat and ability to charge throwing weapons with explosive energy resemble Gambit of the X-Men.

The character of Nu-13 from BlazBlue may have been based on Cinque. Laura Bodewig from Infinite Stratos resembles Cinque as well, as they both have a golden left eye and wear eyepatches. However, Cinque covers her right eye while Laura covers her left.

Personality[edit | edit source]

In spite of her stoic demeanor when executing missions, Cinque has a caring personality that earns her the admiration of her younger sisters. She is especially tender towards Nove, who shows equal concern back towards her.

In StrikerS[edit | edit source]

Cinque in her Number uniform

Cinque is one of the Numbers built by Jail Scaglietti. Although designated with the number V (5), Cinque was first activated shortly before Quattro whose number is IV (4). Very experienced due her long time of service, her small size make her well suited for infiltration missions. With her high operational and combat skills, along with her unique IS, Cinque co-leads the Numbers along with Uno and Tre.

It was revealed that she was the one who killed Zest Grangaitz during an ambush 8 years prior to StrikerS, although she lost her right eye in the process. Due to this event, Scaglietti referred to her as "a Combat Cyborg with power to rival an Over-S Ranked mage". This title is somewhat dubious, however, as Zest had been critically injured prior to their engagement while protecting his subordinates. Ironically, when Zest was brought back to life as an Artificial Mage, Cinque was the one appointed to take care of him.

In StrikerS (ep.17), she is heavily damaged by Subaru Nakajima, but is rescued by Sein. She undergoes rejuvenation in Scaglietti Labo and regains consciousness shortly later, but due to heavy damage on her spinal cord and upper body, she does not participate in the events of the Cradle Incident.[2]

By the end of StrikerS, she was in rehabilitation with most of her sisters. Despite her sentence being longer than those of her other sisters who sought rehabilitation, she wishes to atone for her crimes, and wants to help her sisters as best as she can.

In Sound Stage X[edit | edit source]

In Sound Stage X, Cinque works for the Administrative Bureau and has become a front-line officer along with Nove Nakajima and Wendi Nakajima. She has also developed a firm partnership with Ginga Nakajima after she has been taken into the Nakajima family, as Ginga is the oldest sister and she is the second oldest among the six.

In ViVid Strike![edit | edit source]

Cinque 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 Force[edit | edit source]

Cinque first appears briefly in Force (ch.6) as a member of the newly-formed Special Duty Section 6. In Force (ch.16), she visits the Caledfwlch Techniques along with Ginga, Alto Krauetta and Wendi; and also the Vandein Corporation along with Fate T. Harlaown. Later, she and Nanoha Takamachi visit the Grendel family for enlist their help in apprehending other Eclipse Drivers and helping fellow Eclipse infectees.

Alternate continuities[edit | edit source]

Portable[edit | edit source]

Cinque only makes a brief cameo appearance in a flashback of Thoma Avenir and Lily-Strosek in Gears of Destiny.

Brave Duel[edit | edit source]

Cinque Nakajima, re-designed as a girl studying 6th grade (approx. 11 years old) that does not appear in other continuities, is the second daughter of Genya Nakajima and Quint Nakajima.

Powers[edit | edit source]

Combat Cyborg Abilities[edit | edit source]

Her IS allows her to transfer energy into any metal that she touches and transform them into explosives. This ability is typically applied in her Stinger throwing knives. The Shell Coat that she wears is a defensive equipment that can generate barriers.

Barrier Jacket[edit | edit source]

Cinque is seen casting a Barrier Jacket since Sound Stage X. It appears to be a kind of standard Ground Force model without much personalisation. She also wears Shell Coat on top of it.

Spells[edit | edit source]

Hard ShellSpecial (IS)DefenseBarrier
Rumble DetonatorSpecial (IS)AttackShooting

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ StrikerS Sound Stage X Guide Book lists her "registered age" as 19 at the time of Mariage Incident (0078).
  2. ^ Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Sound Stage 03.
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