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This is a page about the characters appearing in the Manga turned Anime Claymore. Just as a warning, this page probably contains spoilers.

Tropes all Claymores have in common

Clare's generation


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Number 47.[1] The main protagonist of Claymore.


Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP), Stephanie Young (adult) & Cherami Leigh (child) (EN)


  • Action Heroine
  • Almighty Janitor - Clare after meeting Irene until the climactic battle in the north. She's ranked dead last out of 47. Before then she's largely deserving of her rank and, after then, she deserted, so she doesn't have a rank anymore anyway.
    • Debatable whether she really deserved to be dead last. One of the characters notes that she seems to have optimized her fighting style for fighting high-powered Awakened Ones, which aren't what Claymores spend most of their time fighting and isn't how ranks are determined, so it could be the result of Crippling Overspecialization early on.
    • Clare has been shown to have more power than many on the series. She's ranked 47 presumably due to the fact that she's only 1/4 Yoma, which is why she is perceived as weak. However, she's been shown to take out enemies that single numbered Claymores failed to successfully beat.
    • Clare started out clearly the weakest of her cohort, from early training on up, and everyone assumed it was because she had only 1/4 Yoma. But it's unclear if her 1/4 Yoma really is the weakest (it is, after all, 1/4 of Theresa's yoma, and could well be stronger than 1/2 of some other youma. But it could be that being made from another Claymore and not a pure Yoma makes it harder for Clare to master/access your youki power, so she starts out weakest of all, but with training will get stronger. At present it isn't yet completely clear if her victories over various powerful Awakened Beings can be credited more to skill than to power. So whether she is more Almighty Janitor or more Weak but Skilled, or some combination of both, isn't yet clear.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II
  • Awesomeness By Analysis: This girl practically has a passive ability to just non-stop come up with strategies and tactics on the spot to improve her odds of victory. Of course, since here people don't exposition Awesomeness By Analysis, save the occasional one-liner, you'll have to pay attention to notice this.
  • Badass: She starts off as a total badass, and then you realize that she is, in fact, the weakest warrior of 'em all (and no, not an almighty janitor).
  • Badass and Child Duo: Clare is part of two! Clare is the badass to Raki in a rare gender inverted example and it is later revealed that Clare herself was protected by Teresa of the Faint Smile in the same way in a same-gendered example.
  • Badass Transplant: Her right arm is not her's, but Irene's. With it, she can use Irene's signature attack more efficiently.
  • Bathing Beauty: In earlier chapters she was shown to have a habit of taking a bath after every mission in attempt to wash off the smell of yoma blood.
  • Blade Spam: the Windcutter and Quicksword techniques she coppied. Windcutter has other benefits.
  • Benched Hero: During the rebellion.
  • Being Watched: She sensed it when her team was being spied upon by Galatea.
  • Berserk Button: and boy oh boy you DO NOT want to touch them.
    • You can, if you're Priscilla.
      • Priscilla is one of her Berserk Buttons.
  • Bifauxnen: Deliberately invoked to hide from the Organization. It doesn't last too long. Though it helps that she can alter her voice.
  • Break the Cutie: Happened so many times to her in the backstory that it's kind of surprising that she didn't just lose it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Very much so.
  • Cool Big Sis: At least Raki thinks so.
  • Creepy Child: In the backstory.
  • Creepy Monotone: From the get-go.
  • Cute Mute: All part of being a Heartwarming Orphan.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's rare behind her Stoic nature, but it comes out every now and again.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Young Clare becomes this to Theresa.
  • Determinator: This girl does not give up, ever, save the occasional I Cannot Self-Terminate moment (but with good reason).
  • Deus Exit Machina: She is absent during the rebellion of the organization's warriors. Considering she is currently one of the two most powerful warriors alive her presence would have been very helpful.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Many people consider Clare to be one of these to Guts from Berserk.
  • Dramatic Dislocation: Clare dislocates a shoulder during her training, and pops it back in by ramming her shoulder into a wall.
  • Emotionless Girl: subverted. Clare only appears to be this.

Irene: You already appear calm on the surface. But your real heart is a whirlpool of passion

  • The Glomp: She does it to Teresa several times in the backstory.
  • Green Eyes: Clare's natural eye color before her transformation. Her personality didn't seem to match her eye color though...
  • Harmful to Minors: Technically, all of the Claymores have backstories with this as part of their Break the Cutie ordeal, but Clare had it particularly bad when she was a kid. As if having her older brother turned into a youma, eating their parents, and then possibly molesting her was bad enough, she then gets booted out of her village and then gets picked up and abused by another youma. She gets a break for awhile when she meets and starts traveling with Teresa, but then it just gets worse from there when gets abducted and beaten by bandits, Teresa gets marked for death for protecting her, and then to top it off, she has to see Teresa get killed in very graphic manner for a child to experience.
  • Heartwarming Orphan: In the backstory for a brief period.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Mixed with a bit of Chronic Hero Syndrome in volume one. When Rubel gives Clare a team assignment to eliminate a group of yoma in a village that have already killed 27 people, he informs her that the rest of the party would take a few days to meet at the village - and in the meantime, about four or five people were probably going to die, more or less. Clare decides to go on ahead, claiming that she hates waiting and that she just wants to get the job done early. Yeah right, girl.
  • I'm Crying but I Don't Know Why: In chapter 101 when she fails to awaken.
  • It Only Works Once: The method she used to kill Rigaldo, failed against Priscilla.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Done as a Mercy Kill with Elena and done accidentally with Jean.
  • Knife Nut: In volume two, Clare is shown wielding two daggers while on a mission in Rabona and carries herself quite well with them.
  • Mega Manning + Shonen Upgrade: Sometimes it's a move. Sometimes it's memories or emotions. But one time, it's an entire limb. And later, the entire Youki mass of an Eldritch Abomination which nearly killed her but had no mind, so she took over its body.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Grows several bladed appendages when she partially Awakens.
  • Plucky Girl: Clare was this when she was a little girl who followed Teresa around no matter what the former said to discourage her. Goes full-blown Determinator when she becomes a super human.
  • Rape as Backstory: It was strongly implied that the yoma that took Clare captive as a child was at least molesting her. Some speculate that the yoma that killed her family and masqueraded as her brother took it a step further...
  • Super Speed: When she taps way too far into the Super-Powered Evil Side. Unfortunately, unlike Miria's Phantom, the Law of Conservation of Momentum is working, but she initially addresses it with a Blade Brake.
  • Taking You with Me: After being absorbed into the Destroyer, Clare (and possibly some very, very small part of Raphaela) absorb and seal Priscilla into herself.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She took several.
  • The Force Is Strong with This One: One of Clare's specialties, before she began mega-manning, was sensing auras.
  • Unstoppable Rage: WARNING! Side effects of Unstoppable Rage include: Going completely Hot-Blooded, tapping far, far deeper into the Super-Powered Evil Side than is conceivably safe, a one-track mindset (kill), a single-target mindset, and raising Determinator status from already ridiculously epic levels to fully-fledged Implacable Woman status.
  • Weak but Skilled: Theoretically, she's the Organization's weakest warrior besides Clarice. However, she has at least one inherent skill inherited from her sort-of-mother, Teresa that she's VERY hard to top at. Oh and she trains and mega-mans like crazy.


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Number 6.


Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Monica Rial (EN)


  • Badass
  • Batman Grabs a Gun: She breaks her one rule of never killing fellow Claymores during her battle against Hysteria the Elegant, as that was the only way to end the fight before a recently Awakened Cassandra killed all her allies.
  • Big Good
  • The Captain
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Called out on this in 123 by Deneve.
  • Dropped A Bridge On Her: As of Chapter 107. Turns out that she isn't actually dead after all.
  • Flash Step: Her signature move — she moves so fast that she leaves after-images.
    • In her battle with Hysteria, she has to push it even further, not quite reaching her Intangible Man status, but she does succeed at a more brutal version. Intentional telefraging.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Idiot Ball: Miria is at her best in group combat, yet she decides to attack the Organization by herself because of her More Expendable Than You attitude and belief that she was the only one that could kill other Claymores or defenseless-yet-guilty human beings. She dies almost died in the process.
  • Ineffectual Loner: And it almost got her killed.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Hilda, which prompted her to turn against the Organization.
  • Magnetic Heroine: Miria possesses a colossal presence that pulls pretty much everyone towards her. Starting with the Paburo Hunting Party, she effortlessly takes control of all Claymores of the Northern Campaign, then becomes the leader of the Seven Ghosts. Following her rebellion against the Organization, her sheer willpower forces the entire current Claymore generation to rally under her banner. Even warriors who never met her like Anastasia and Nike are affected by her magnetism by proxy.
  • Ms Exposition: She dons this role from time to time.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her rebellion against the Organization resulted in the birth of three new Abyssal Ones.
  • Not Quite Dead: As of 113, justified because this trope was invoked by her opponents
  • The Paragon: In chapter 123, Deneve reveals that Miria is this to other Ghosts and their allies: her self-reliance and independence from the Organization inspires others to make their own choices instead of remaining silent living weapons.
  • The Perfectionist: Ibid, Deneve berates Miria for always striving for perfection (specifically never losing anyone under her command) and remaining suicidally virtuous.
  • Rebel Leader: Possibly the first and only warrior of the organization to organize a covert following to eventually go against the organization's rule.
  • Red Baron: "Phantom."
  • The Strategist: Practically part of her job description, although in a partial subversion Miria is also one of the strongest combatants in the series.
    • Let's put it this way: she led the smallest of five teams during the Northern Campaign and only lost one warrior. Every other team's losses ranged from over a half to all members.
  • Supporting Leader: Clare may be The Hero who saves the day, but it is Miria who leads the battle.
  • The Warriors First
  • X Marks the Hero: Sports a ragged cross-shaped scar just slightly off the middle of her forehead after her skirmish with the Claymores still "loyal" to the Organization.


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Number 22.


Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN)


  • Anti-Hero: Type II
  • Asexual Life Partners: Helen and Deneve are for all intents and purposes inseparable. Of course, a lot of fans see this as something else...
  • Attack Hello: Does this to Clare at Pieta. Judging by Deneve's reaction, this is a fairly normal thing for her.
  • Big Eater: Claymores can go for days on only a few bits of food but Helen will snack on several apples in the space of a day in the anime, making her one by Claymore standards.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Although it is a somewhat unusual example, since Claymores can ignore the effects of alcohol completely if they want to.
  • Cool Big Sis: Once you get past that persistent layer of jerkass-ness, Helen can have a very sisterly attitude toward other warriors.
  • Dynamic Entry: In the aforementioned Attack Hello.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: For fans of Soul Eater, you might recognize Helen's English voice actor as Elizabeth "Liz" Thompson.
  • Hot-Blooded: Compared to most other Claymores, Helen is very Hot Blooded.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Is a complete and utter bitch to Clare when they first meet, mocking her low rank, calling her utterly useless and is mentioned to have come close to killing humans over disputes as well as being a natural born troublemaker. Despite being a bit of a bully, she's also one of the most selfless, loyal, caring friends anyone could hope to have.
  • Oh Crap: Being one of the more emotionally expressive Claymores, she often has this.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: She provides the only laughs in an otherwise somber series.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Basically her default facial expression in the manga.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the red one, with Deneve as the blue Oni.
  • Rubber Woman: Partial example. Helen can stretch her arms and legs at will, giving her far greater attack range than most other Claymores.
  • This Is a Drill: After the timeskip, Helen has mastered the Drill Sword, which combined with her Rubber Woman status currently makes her the most ridiculous ranged attacker in the series.


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Number 15.


Voiced by: Hana Takeda (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN)



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Number 3.


Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)



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Number 4 at the beginning of the series, eventually replaced by Miata. Has some serious issues.


Voiced by: Emi Shinohara (JP), Luci Christian (EN)



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Number 9.


Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (JP), Laura Bailey (EN)


  • Defiant to the End: After her other comrades were killed at the hands of Riful's torture, only Jean was left. Riful gives her one last chance to just give in and join her side. Jean's response?

Jean: "Fuck you."



Number 7. One of the captains at Pieta.


Number 11. One of the captains at Pieta.


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Number 14. One of the Seven Ghosts.


Voiced by: Miho Miyagawa (JP), Anastasia Munoz (EN)



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Number 31. One of the Seven Ghosts.


Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Michele Specht (EN)



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Number 40. One of the Seven Ghosts.


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Number 5, former Number 2. Originally from a generation or two before Teresa's, made as part of an experiment to control an awakened being, eventually perfected with Alicia and Beth.


Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Kate Oxley (EN)


Alicia and Beth

Numbers 1 and 2 in the Organization, were already ranked before their training was complete. Part of a project by the Organization to create their own, controllable Awakened Being. As such, they have one mind.

Teresa's generation


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Former Number 1.


Voiced by: Romi Paku (JP), Christine Auten (EN)


  • Action Mom: To Clare, eventually.
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV ---> Type II
  • Attempted Rape: A group of bandits, knowing that Claymores are forbidden to kill humans, think they'll be able to have their way with Teresa. She just smiles, takes off her clothes, and shows them they really don't want to.
  • Badass: She basically wipes the floor with everything the Organisation can send after her and only loses to awakened Priscilla after a dirty trick. If that's not enough, just watch her fight Rosemary.
    • And a bandit's attempt at violating her failed to break her spirit. She just calmly let it happen.
  • Badass and Child Duo: She is the Badass to Clare's Child.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: She does this to everyone.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She has this weird, calm half-smile while she's killing youma.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Not the only one in the series but the most prominent, as an entire arc is devoted to show her defrosting by little Clare.
  • Earn Your Title: As with all single digits, she has her own title to show for her strength. But unlike other single digits, she's called "Teresa of the faint smile" because she's an all-rounder who dominates everyone beneath her, yet there are warriors beneath her stronger or faster than she (though, as it turns out, Teresa was holding back a lot). So her iconic trait became her faint smile.
    • Her other title is "the strongest number one of all generations."
  • The Gwen Stacy: To Clare.
  • Jack of All Stats: Irene first describes her as this. But later it turns out that Irene simply didn't know the full extent of Teresa's power.
  • Mama Bear: Harm little Clare, die horribly. No exceptions.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard
  • The Organization's Strongest Warrior
  • Red Baron: "Teresa of the Faint Smile," "Smiling Teresa."
  • Sociopathic Hero: To a lesser extent. She's not evil. But, she is incredibly indifferent to the plight of people around her and attains her only joy from intimidating and scaring those around her (youma, black coats, ABs, civilians...). Well, until she meets Clare.
  • The Stoic: She just mechanically did job after job for the Organisation, unfeeling, uncaring, downright callous. Then Clare happened to her.
  • Tall, Dark and Bishoujo: She had the personality, and she used to have the looks before becoming a Claymore.
  • There Was a Door: Quite literally. Apparently found cutting a door in half easier than simply opening it when roomservice came knocking.
  • Surprisingly-Sudden Death: The way that Teresa was killed was so sudden and traumatizing for both Clare and the audience. She didn't see it coming at all - and neither did we.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Those bandits reeeeeeally shouldn't have pushed her...
  • Worth Living For: She refuses to be executed because Clare is this to her.


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Former Number 2.[2]


Voiced by: Minami Takayama (JP), Wendy Powell (EN)



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Former Number 2. Was Number 1 Before Teresa was ranked.



Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Leah Clark (EN)




Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (JP), Trina Nishimura (EN)


Clarice's generation


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Number 47.

Post time-skip, she is the new number 47 Claymore, taking Clare's position. She is most definitely not an Almighty Janitor and is showing no signs of becoming one anytime soon.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Treated as such by pretty much every other Claymore since her hair is brown rather than some shade of blonde. Clarice claims its because she had very dark hair before she was turned into a Claymore. Everyone else thinks its because she's a failed attempt at making a warrior and only admitted to the Organization because of the shortage of numbers.
  • Badass and Child Duo: A bit of an inversion since Miata is more of the badass, at least at first.
  • The Chick: Although she is a Claymore, she's a very ineffectual fighter and mostly serves as a mother figure to Miata, which is the only reason that Clarice (and, by extension, the Organization) can exert any control over her.
  • Kid with the Leash: Not exactly a kid but definitely the one holding Miata's leash.
  • Promotion to Parent: see The Chick
    • She even has a Mama Bear moment against Agatha of all people.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Let's be honest here, if she were hanging around Muggles as opposed to the likes of Miata and the Seven Ghosts she would probably not be considered a wimp by any stretch of the imagination.


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Number 4.

Current Number 4 in the Organization and makes the previous Number 4 Ophelia look positively sane. Clarice is the only one who can get her to do anything and only because Miata has latched onto her as a mother figure, including mock breastfeeding which Clarice has threatened to withhold as punishment.


Number 3.


Number 5.


Number 7.

  • I Owe You My Life: Joins the Ghosts after they save the lives of her and her squad.
  • Nakama: Treats her teammates as this.
    • The Ghosts seem to have quickly earned a place there as well, by saving their lives
  • Not Quite Flight: Her special ability. She jumps around on strands of her own hair.
  • Princess Curls: Has truly formidable ones. One wonders how she maintains that with all the fighting she does...
  • Red Baron: "Winged Anastasia."
  • You Shall Not Pass: Tries to do this, but is joined by Nike.


Number 8.[3]

  • Defector From Decadence: Joins the Ghosts after she learns that the Organization controls the Yoma
  • Girlish Pigtails: With Hime Cut bangs.
  • In a Single Bound
  • I Owe You My Life: Helen and Deneve save her life; she pays them back by rescuing Yuma and Cynthia.
    • Also the reason behind her undying loyalty to the organization since it was a man in black who picked her up when her town got destroyed by yoma. And then she learned the truth...
  • Loophole Abuse: Her sense of honor will not allow her to lie to the Organization, but if she gets "kidnapped" and never has a chance to report back...
    • By the same token, she doesn't attempt to capture Galatea, since even though she technically should, nobody ordered her to do so.
  • Red Baron: "Tracker."
  • Scarily Competent Tracker
  • Tsundere: A very stoic Type A. She gives several excuses for doing things that benefit the Seven Ghosts, Galatea, Miata and Clarice despite ostensibly being their enemy. When Anastasia lampshades her "dere-ness," she's rendered temporarily speechless.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Much to the aggravation of Helen and Deneve.


Number 10.[4]


Number 15.

Other generations


Number 1. Deceased. Resurrected.


Number 1. Deceased. Resurrected.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: Even her fellow warriors tened to look down on her ugly-but-effective fighting style, and those that had seen it usually shunned her.
  • And then, Cassandra was an Awakened Being: As of 120.
  • Anti-Villain: Type 2.
  • Back from the Dead
    • Came Back Wrong: As with the other two resurrected Claymores, awakens shortly after being resurrected.
  • Badass: A much more powerful Number 1 than the warrior who succeeded her. And she tells Roxanne such, just before she kills her.
  • Big Eater: After her Awakening, she's constantly munching on something ( Roxanne, to be exact, though she also chows down on Hysteria). She does eventually eat her fill and wander off.
  • Cluster S Bomb: She started saying "shit" a lot after she awakened.
  • Dead Sidekick: Was best friends with a #35 who accepted her Dust Eater Technique. Said #35 was brutally murdered by a weak Awakened Being while Roxanne of Love and Hate stood back and watched. When Cassandra found out...
  • Deadly Dodging: Starting with her head bobbing, which makes her posture lower until she's literally hacking at your shins. The only way to get away is to have extremely good reflexes and sword aim.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After she awakens, she bites off Roxanne's arms and legs. It's awesome.
    • Then once they both awaken, she defeats and devours Roxanne completely.
  • The Dreaded
  • Earn Your Title: "Dust Eater" because when she uses her special technique, her face gets dirty.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The best description of her Awakened form is a giant version of her naked torso surrounded by her face on tentacles.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Roxanne seems to be the only person she's got a bone to pick with. Everyone else she either avoids or is completely confused about why she has to fight and kill them.
  • Foe Yay: Between her and Roxanne. Not surprising, considering it's the latter's bread and butter.
  • Ghost Amnesia: Now recovered from as of chapter 119.
  • Heroic BSOD:When she realized Roxanne set her friend up to be killed and then set up Cassandra herself.
  • Lonely at the Top: As the Organization's Number One, making her an easy target for Roxanne.
  • Luminescent Blush: When she saw Roxanne.
  • One-Woman Army: As with all Number Ones.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Type R.
  • Pet the Dog: After eating Roxxanne, she walks towards the Claymores... and keeps going.
  • Pointy Ears
  • The Quiet One: So far.
  • Rasputinian Death: She has been slashed everywhere.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Roxanne.
  • Red Baron: "Dust Eater."
  • The Southpaw: Mentioned as having a left-handed fighting style.
  • Shrinking Violet: She seems to be, considering she often blushes, rarely talks, and only went on solo missions because of being embarrassed by her technique.
  • Tragic Villain: Out of the three resurrected #1s, Cassandra is the only one to stop and think, "Why am I attacking other Claymores? This is wrong." Her backstory indicates that she was not a bad person, but was understandably driven to violence by Roxanne's treachery. if it it weren't for the fact that she Came Back Wrong, maybe she could have become an ally.
    • And then Tragic Monster.
    • Even after awakening, compared to all the other Abyssal Ones, she has done the least evil. Indeed it is arguable if she has done ANY truly evil acts yet, as even after Awakening, so far the only thing she has seemed to care about is getting revenge on Roxanne, which is completely justifiable. It is even possible that she might go on to subvert the Exclusively Evil status that Abyssal Ones are supposed to have.


Number 1. Deceased. Resurrected.


Number 5. Deceased.


Number 9. Deceased.


Number 31. Deceased.

Awakened Beings


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Former Number 2.


Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Brina Palencia (EN)


  • Badass: Yes, the majority of characters are this, but holy crap does she deserve special mention after the latest[when?] chapters! By herself, and without shifting to her Awakened form, she utterly dominates both Alicia and Beth, who are in their Awakened forms, and this is after the former has demonstrated that she is at least as powerful as Riful. Hot. Damn.
  • Big Bad: She was always a contender for the position, being the Arch Enemy to Clare and later established as the most powerful Awakened Being ever, and every other possible Big Bad became a Disc One Final Boss soon enough so she is most likely the Big Bad.
  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Her Awakened form features what look suspiciously like butterfly wings.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Any fight she joins in post-awakening is pretty much this.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Talks and looks utterly at peace - even bored - whenever she transforms into her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Dojikko: Prior to Awakening. First seen tripping over a loose cobblestone when meeting up with the other assigned to hunt down Theresa.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't kill young girls on her feeding sprees.
  • Evil Feels Good: Says this after Awakening.
  • Honor Before Reason: Priscilla's world view is so naive that she believes that even yoma - a group of monsters that she hates above all else - deserve a fair fight against a Claymore.
  • I Am a Humanitarian: Like all Awakened Beings, but special mention goes to the fact that she's not averse to eating other yoma.
  • Morality Pet: She became this to Isley.
  • The Nose Knows: She recognizes the scent of Clare on Raki. And it's implied she recognizes Teresa's scent on Clare, since Clare has Teresa's genes inside her now...
  • One-Winged Angel: What she does in her fight against Teresa. Oops.
  • Person of Mass Destruction
  • Pet the Dog: Saves Raki from The Virus by implanting her own arm into his back, despite telling him that he had outlived his usefulness to her and that she was she was hungry.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: Courtesy of Claire and the Destroyer.
  • Selective Slaughter: As mentioned above, she does not kill young girls. However, some of those girls - namely Clare and Ophelia - didn't feel that grateful.
  • Skilled but Naive: What it all came down to when she was first introduced. She was a warrior of remarkable skill and perception, but was too naive to weigh-in certain repercussions maturely.
  • The Juggernaut: Pretty much what she becomes post-awakening. Though usually she lacks any focus or clear goal and just wanders around randomly eating people, once something catches her interest even multiple Abyssal Ones barely manage to slow her down at the cost of their own lives.
  • One Claymore Army: Even prior to Awakening, she was powerful enough to slaughter hundreds of yoma without her allies - who were only a few yards away - noticing.
  • Tragic Villain / Tragic Monster
  • Why Won't You Die?: Anyone who attempts to fight Priscilla is guaranteed to say this at least once.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Ironically, she started out as this.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her Awakened form.


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Abyssal One. Formerly the first female Number 1.

Riful rules the western lands of the continent.


Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (JP), Brittney Karbowski (EN)



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Former Number 3 of the male generation.

Dauf is Riful's Dragon and her lover.


Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (JP), Chris Ayres (EN)



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Abyssal One. Formerly the Number 1 of the male generation of Claymores.

Isley is The Strategist who commanded the troops that slaughtered Pieta.


Voiced by: Kouji Yusa (JP), John Swasey (EN)


  • Badass Long Hair
  • Bishonen
  • Disc One Final Boss (From the start of the War in the North and up until about Chapter 71, you could be forgiven for thinking Isley was the Big Bad of the series. Then we learn that while he was the brains of the operation, his girlfriend was always considerably more powerful... and the next time we see him, he's caught in Redemption Equals Death.)
    • Isley's relationship with Priscilla seemed to be more father-daughter than lover, as indicated by his pre-death inner monologue. The only indication we got that they were lovers was from Riful, who also said Isley defeated Priscilla and was later shown to be dead wrong in a flashback.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Heel Face Turn: Technically a Heel Face Revolving Door, as part of being an Awakened Being involves a Face Heel Turn anyhow.
  • I Don't Want to Die: His final thoughts were about how he wanted to spend more time with Raki and Priscilla, who he started to view as a family.
  • Karmic Death: Eventually gets taken down by monsters made from the remains of his underlings who he knowingly sent to their deaths as a distraction.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy
  • The Man Behind the Man
  • Mr. Fanservice: Dare you deny it?
  • Noble Demon: Isley is suspisciously well put together mentally for the granddaddy of all Awakened Beings.
    • Also, Even Evil Has Loved Ones. He originally just thought it would be more practical to have Priscilla as an underling rather an than enemy, but in the end, she and Raki genuinely grew on him.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: His Awakened form.
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: In his Awakened form, he can turn his arms into various weapons to suit whatever he's fighting against.
  • Shirtless Scene
  • White-Haired Pretty Boy
  • Worf Had the Flu (... sort of. The only reason he died at all is that the Abyss Feeders had spent the last several years relentlessly wearing him down. The reason it's 'sort of' is that even with these wounds, he hardly went out without a fight; dominating Helen and Deneve with only a fraction of his power and killing five of the eleven Feeders sent against him. And made even worse by the fact that he would've survived a bit longer had he been able to kill just a single one more than he had in the end, because the Feeders defense mechanism is to retreat when a set number die in battle.)


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Silver Lion King. The former Number 2 of the male generation.

Isley's Number Two who led the attack on Pieta.


Voiced by: Hiro Yuuki (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN)



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Abyssal One.

Luciela is the ruler of the south and one half of a failed spirit aligning experiment, the other being Raphaela.

  • Animal Eyes: Her eyes resemble a cat's.
  • Affably Evil: Makes nice small talk with Isley before transforming and leveling the landscape.
  • Battle Ballgown: The dress she was wearing before she transformed.
  • Catgirl: This is her Awakened form.
  • Foot Focus: She's barefoot most of the time, like Riful.
  • Fusion Dance: With Raphaela, after the latter kills her.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth: One of her abilities is to make several fanged mouths appear on her body to shield herself from projectiles.
  • Pet the Dog: Seems genuinely pleased to see her sister, Raphaela.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers to give Raphaela the south if she helps her beat Isley and Priscilla. Raphaela declines.
    • This is actually a rather tragic variant as She can't understand why her beloved sister is about to kill her and tries offering her whatever she wants, frantically saying she just wants to be with her's just as hard on Raphaela.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies a few chapters after she is truly introduced.


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Bloody Agatha. Former Number 2.

Black Coats

All of the Black Coats tend to be Mr. Exposition for the various Claymores in regards to their missions and other plot elements.

  • Theme Naming: The Black Coats are named after various museums: Louvre, Hermitage, etc.

Rubel (aka Louvre)

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Clare's handler, who assigns Clare her missions.


Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP), R Bruce Elliot (EN)


  • Anti-Hero (Type IV or V)
  • Cynical Mentor: Not Clare's mentor by far, but he is awfully cynical toward her.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He averts his eyes as Miria is seemingly brutally murdered, and even seems sympathetic.
  • The Handler: Well, duh.
  • Mysterious Watcher: Although he and Clare actually know each other rather well, he otherwise fits the role to a T.
  • The Mole: His first appearance post time skip and he reveals that The Organisation is responsible for not only creating the Claymores but the Youma as well as part of a superweapon project and he has been assigned to infiltrate it
  • Sinister Shades: He is never seen without them.
  • The Un-Smile: Is it a grin? Is it a smirk? Whatever it is, the enigmatic expression simply never leaves his face, and it just doesn't look right.
  • Wild Card: post Time Skip


Handler of Galatea, Ophelia and Miria

His face is almost completely wrapped up, leaving only his eyes exposed.

  • Cunning Like a Fox - Referred to as such. Has yet to display it.
  • Jerkass - Claims to care about his Warriors like they were his children, but adds "I didn't raise any monsters" for any that awaken.


Teresa's Handler. Wears a hooded cloak.


Clarice and Miata's Handler. Has a long black psuedo-hood on the back of his head.


Head of the Retrieval Squad.

  • Bring It Back Alive: He laments being unable to do this with The Destroyer (!!)
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Obviously has ill-intent in mind with his experiments, so half of his face is fucked up.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Seems happy and polite but is really a total bastard.
  • For Science!: Dae's entire motivation. He doesn't care about the war in their home continent. He also totally forgot about the revived Number Ones' loyalties when he was bringing them back.
    • More like he knew but didn't care as they would inevitably become Awakened Beings after being revived.
      • His goal all along was to have them Awaken so he could find the source of the arm he used to power them up.
  • Mad Scientist: Even the other black coats seems a little disgusted by his experimentations. He knew the three resurrected warriors wouldn't remain loyal and would eventually awaken. He simply wanted to see his greatest masterpiece with his own eyes as he knew the organization was doomed the moment the Warriors rebelled.
  • The Starscream: He lied to the Organization about the revived Claymores' likelihood of awakening and declares the Organization done for in Chapter 120, wanting only to lure "their greatest masterpiece" Priscilla to the battlefield to get a glimpse of her.
  • Two-Faced
  • We Have Reserves: When his men were worried about transporting a Destroyer Infected Raki, he told them the organizations goals were more important than the risk of them losing their life (because he obviously would take another path).


The Leader of the Organization and head of its council.

  • Big Bad Wannabe
  • Face Death with Dignity: He doesn't even try to escape the rebellion. He simply waits underground for Miria to find him so he can show her the monsters the Organization was formed to fight and confirm her theories while adding some details of his own, knowing full well that she will kill him.
  • Off with His Head: Courtesy of Miria.
  • Nerves of Steel: When the rebellion occurs at the doorstep of the Organization's headquarters, he simply assesses the situation and issues some orders while maintaining his iconic emotionless expression. Notable in that, moments beforehand, he was formulating plans for future generations of Warriors in such a way that suggested he did not consider the rebellion worth his attention.
  • The Stoic



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One of the few important human characters in the claymore universe. He winds up becoming Clare's traveling companion.


Voiced by: Motoki Takagi (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)


Father Vincent

A priest of Rabona who calls Clare to the Holy City and later serves as an aid for other rogue Claymores that come there.


A knight of the holy city and captain of the guard.

  • Determinator: Allows himself to be stabbed by a Youma through the chest so he can hold his claw-tentacles in place so Clare can get a good shot at him.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Clare.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's a normal human who jumps around on rooftops in full plate armor!


Galk's right hand man.

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  1. Now former Number 47.
  2. until Priscilla showed up. In the anime, she's called Irene.
  3. Later gets demoted to #11
  4. (She has always been #10, but listed here since she makes her first appearance after the Northern Campaign Arc.)
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