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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


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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. [1]

 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)

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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 [2].

  • 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. [3]


Number 15.

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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 Always Chaotic 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 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.


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