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Railgun SS3 Ch1 (Reputation/Musical Capabilities) & Ch7 (Offensive/Supernatural Capabilities)
The Stativari are very valuable and can sell for more than a hundred million yen at auction. Due to their reputation as violins which produce the world's greatest music, Blue Blood gave Stativari the additional value of being 'keys' for their exclusive services.
However, the Stativari also have an additional hidden value, as they are actually autonomous parasitic spiritual items produced during the Rosicrucian age. Through the amplitude of their notes, the Stativari can invoke the elements in order to cast spells.
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Railgun SS3 Ch1/2/7
At some point after joining Shokuhou Misaki's clique and being introduced by her to the Chandelier Auction House, Sakibasu Yuri managed to obtain the Stativarius Ainsel. At another point in time, her mother Sakibasu Ryouu obtained Stativarius Tam Lin.
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3Edit
- Main article: Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3
While captivated by the Stativarius Ainsel, Sakibasu Yuri challenged Shirai Kuroko in a violin contest. With help from Misaka Mikoto, Uiharu Kazari and Saten Ruiko, Kuroko managed to win against the Stativarius, resulting in Blue Blood targeting them in order to eliminate evidence of the incident, out of fear that it would shake confidence in their 'keys' and threaten the network they had built up. During the events which followed, Mikoto's group realized the additional value which had been attached to the violin and used this clue to guide their investigation.
When Sakibasu Ryouu attempted to infect Zero-Day Link, she used Stativarius Tam Lin's offensive capabilities against Mikoto, Kuroko, Shokuhou Misaki and Hokaze Junko. She was defeated when Yuri arrived and used her Ainsel in the same way, supported by her friends' efforts, to overcome her use of Tam Lin, but the intelligence lurking within Tam Lin emerged and convinced her to surrender her body to its control. Despite gaining the upper hand through its spells, Tam Lin was defeated when Yuri managed to use Ainsel in a similar manner (with her ability mitigating the effects of the rejection reaction from using magic while being an esper) and push it back, creating an opportunity for Mikoto to destroy the violin.
- Similar to how Stativarius is derived from the real-life Stradivarius, two other types of violin are referred to which are derived from real-life Italian luthier families and the violins they produced, of similar standing to the Stradivari; Almati from Amati and Guarnari from Guarneri.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 7 Part 6
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 1 Part 1
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 2 Part 4
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 2 Part 2
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 8
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 1 Part 6
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 1 Part 13
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 6
- ↑ Toaru Kagaku no Railgun SS3 Chapter 6 Part 2