|“||So what if I'd spare him? In my mind, it's the certainty in myself that I possess which allows me to have that kind of mercy or compassion. There's no wavering on that point. It's fixed like the stars. The fact is, I'm never gonna be killed! So remember this: Mercy and compassion are virtues that only the strong are privileged to possess. And I...am strong.||„|
|~ Claire Stanfield|
Felix Walken, formerly known as Rail Tracer, introduced as Young Conductor and born Claire Stanfield is the legendary freelance assassin Vino, who is hailed as the best in the world. The name Vino references the way he mutilates his targets, leaving them caked in a layer of blood and looking like they are soaked in wine. He was adopted into the Gandors at a young age and is considered the fourth Gandor brother. Despite this, he is not considered to be part of the family. In 1925, Huey Laforet visited New York City in the hopes of meeting Claire, who he described as a genius, but Claire ran away from home to join the circus and became an acrobat. He uses the strength and agility he gained from his training in his trade.
It should be noted that he is also nearly unstoppable in physical combat. In addition to being an assassin, he also works as a conductor aboard the transcontinental train Flying Pussyfoot, making it easier for him to travel to his targets. When the train is hijacked, he assumes the identity of the Rail Tracer, a monster that eats train passengers, to kill train hijackers and ensure the passengers' safety. He later purchases the name Felix Walken from a retired assassin. The author states that he is on par with the "Demon" Ronny Schiatto.
Powers and Stats
Name: Felix Walken, born as Claire Stanfield, "Legendary Assassin Vino", "The Rail Tracer"
Classification: Human (although sometimes even he's not too sure), legendary assassin, former train conductor, former circus acrobat
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman physical characteristics, High resistance to pain, Can improve his eyesight at will, Master strategist, Possesses connections in the crime world, Master assassin (was able to assassinate two groups of master assassins single handedly without being caught), Master acrobat, Master hand to hand combatant, Master gunslinger, Master marksman, Master improviser, Master intimidator, Master torturer (even a 300+ year old immortal well versed in being tortured was absolutely terrified of him)
Attack Potency: Small Building level (Far stronger than Ladd Russo and Graham Specter. He also overpowered Christopher Chareau de Red, a "vampire" class homunculus who is stronger than Ladd and Graham. Christopher calls him the strongest human on the planet. As "The Rail Tracer" his reputation is so terrifying that people consider him to be an urban myth. Has still not gone all out. Word of god states that he could solo his own verse in less than 30 pages and stalemate Ronny Schiatto, and that if he fought Shizuo Heiwajima, there would be no clear winner.)
Speed: At least Superhuman travel speed with at least Supersonic combat speed and reactions (Easily dodges sniper bullets, casually outclasses the likes of Ladd Russo and Graham Specter, they couldn't even lay a finger on him going all out and Claire seemed to be playing around; described the chaos of the Flying Pussyfoot incident as being "a walk in the park". He easily speedblitzed a very casual bullet timer like Christopher Chareau de Red. Has deflected bullets at point blank range with a spear.) likely higher (He has never really shown the upper limit of his speed due to how easily he defeats others.)
Striking Strength: Small Building Class (He once caught a spear thrown by a character with superhuman strength between just his index finger and thumb and the person who threw the spear could not even move it from Claire's fingers. Has casually warped a steel door by pushing on it. Has easily overpowered a "vampire" class homunculus like Christopher. Has never gone all out.)
Stamina: Superhuman (He has never really shown any signs of fatigue.)
Range: Human melee range; at least dozens of meters with firearms
Intelligence: Above Average normally, easily Genius when it comes to assassination, intimidation, torture, combat, etc. Completely outsmarted and manipulated Ladd Russo with ease after only a few hours of knowing of him. His metaphysical, solipsistic ideology gives him surprising and unique ideas to situations even while in the midst of battle (such as using the reflection in another character's eyes to see the attacks approaching him from behind). He is said to be an unstoppable fighter, and most of his fights are him playing around. He has fought supernatural beings like Adele and immortals like Berga and came out without a scratch. He defeated Maria, a sword-wielding assassin, with a pair of scissors. He mentally broke Christopher Chareau de Red after defeating him with a single attack (a fight which Claire prolonged by severely holding back just so he could fight longer with Chane. Once she left he defeated Christopher instantly and effortlessly.)
Weaknesses: Can be arrogant and cocky. Tries to hold back for various reasons. He is a solipsist.
NOTE: Big thanks to the Baccano! wiki for letting me use their information.