|“||Even if the entire world rejects you, I'll welcome you with open arms. You know...it's not that the world acknowledges me. I'm the one that acknowledges and accepts the world. That's why... I'll never betray the world I've accepted. After all, I acknowledged it myself, right? Even if my world betrays me, I-I'll love my world until the end. That's all.||”|
Claudia Walken (クローディア・ウォーケン, Kurōdia Wōken) is the fourteen-year-old great-granddaughter of Claire Stanfield and Chané Laforet, and the elder sister of Charon Walken. She is a highly lauded child actress.
Claudia has her great-grandfather's red hair and her great-grandmother's gold eyes. She is depicted wearing a summer dress.
Like her great-grandfather, Claudia is a solipsist; she believes that the world has been hers since she was born--therefore, if she wants something to happen she will find a way to make it so. Firo Prochainezo (who acts like her uncle or godfather) notes that while many of Claire's descendants have adopted his way of thinking, Claudia is the most like him even at the age of fourteen.
Claudia does not care whether someone is good or bad so long as they are honest, which is why she easily befriends Illness in 2002. She recognizes that killing is bad, but she does not condemn people who kill as long as they do not kill somebody she cares about. This is partly due to her knowledge that Claire met Chané by virtue of his job as an assassin. Since she considers anyone she cares about to be part of her world, she considers any attack on her friends to be an attack on her. At one point she claims to Illness that she would kill anyone that Illness (or another friend) wanted dead.
She is noted for not being picky in her roles, for giving her full effort even in horror and slasher B-movies, and being dedicated to performing her job as well as possible.
(To be added) Claudia has starred in many hit films, and is popular enough that her presence alone made several of her movies successful. Her unnamed father is a comic book artist wealthy enough that at the beginning of Claudia's career, there was speculation that his influence got her roles.
- Czeslaw Meyer is afraid of Claudia, as her appearance (particularly her red hair) and personality remind him of Claire. She used to drag him around to play when she visited Alveare.
- Claudia and Charon are both mentioned by name in the eighth volume of Durarara!!. The official English translation of the novel by Yen Press has written her name as Gloria. This seems to be a misreading of the kana, since her name クロ ーディア reads as kurōdia (Claudia), where Gloria would be written as グロリア (guroria). The spelling and thus pronunciation of Gloria in kana is clearly different to Ryohgo Narita's spelling クロ ーディア.
- Update: A post-release update to Yen Press' digital edition of the novel has amended 'Gloria' to 'Claudia'. When Yen Press made this correction is unknown.