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* HeroicAlbino: The process that gives them their powers bleaches their hair.


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* PowerDyesYourHair: Or in their case, bleaches it.
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[[folder:Claymores\\
Clare's generation]]

!'''Clare'''
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Number 47[[note]]Now former Number 47.[[/note]]; 150th Generation. The main protagonist of Main/{{Claymore}}. She is the only Claymore to have taken the flesh of a fellow Claymore rather than that of a Yoma, making her 1/4 Yoma, as opposed to 1/2 like the other warriors. This was an experiment to attempt to create a stronger warrior. She was considered a failure, as she was considered weak, and was given the last rank of Number 47 in the 150th Generation. Despite this, through her own efforts and others; help, Clare gains a significant level of power throughout the story.

->Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (JP), Creator/StephanieYoung (adult) & Creator/CheramiLeigh (child) (EN)

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* ActionGirl: The main one of the series.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Ilena's Quicksword, Flora's Windcutter, and now [[spoiler: Raphaela's Yoki vision]].
* AlmightyJanitor: Clare's status after meeting [[spoiler:Ilena]] until the climactic battle in the north. She's ranked dead last out of the 47 Claymores. Before then she's largely deserving of her rank [[spoiler:and after then she deserted, so she doesn't have a rank anymore anyway]].
* AntiHero: Starts off as coldly performing her duty, but Raki slowly gets her to defrost.
* AppendageAssimilation: Her right arm is actually Ilena's.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: 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 AwesomenessByAnalysis, 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).
* BadassAndChildDuo: 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.
* BadassTransplant: Her right arm is not hers, but Ilena's. With it, she can use Ilena's signature attack more efficiently.
** And Teresa's flesh was used to make her a Claymore in the first place.
* BathingBeauty: 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.
* BeingWatched: She sensed it when her team was being spied upon by Galatea.
* BerserkButton: She has several, and boy, oh boy do [[UnstoppableRage you DO NOT want to touch them]].
** You can if you're Priscilla, who ''is'' one of her Berserk Buttons.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Deliberately invoked to [[spoiler:hide from the Organization. It doesn't last too long.]] Though it helps that she can alter her voice.
* BladeSpam: The Windcutter and Quicksword techniques she copied. Windcutter has [[IaijutsuPractitioner other benefits]], such as not relying on Yoki.
* BoyishShortHair: She cut her previously long hair into a bob in order to create a diversion. It also helped her impersonate a man when looking for Raki.
* BreakTheCutie: Happened so many times to her in the backstory that it's kind of surprising that she didn't just lose it.
* BrownEyes: She gets this when pretending to be human.
* CombatPragmatist: Very much so.
* CoolBigSis: At least Raki thinks so.
* CreepyChild: In her backstory she was viewed as being disturbing by the villagers, due to being covered in bruises and scars.
* CreepyMonotone: From the get-go.
* CryingLittleKid: She was one as a kid, generally when Teresa was involved. In fact, [[spoiler: when she finally meets Teresa again at the end of the manga, Teresa calls her out on crying so much, since she mentally reverted back into a child while together.]]
* CuteMute: As a child. All part of being a HeartwarmingOrphan.
* DeadpanSnarker: It's rare behind her Stoic nature, but it comes out every now and again.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Young Clare becomes this to Teresa.
** Raki does this to her.
* {{Determinator}}: This girl does not give up, ''ever'', save the occasional ICannotSelfTerminate moment (but [[SuperpoweredEvilSide with good reason]]).
* DeusExitMachina: She is absent during [[spoiler: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.
* DistaffCounterpart: Many people consider Clare to be one to Guts from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
* DramaticDislocation: Clare dislocates a shoulder during her training, and pops it back in by ramming her shoulder into a wall.
* EmotionlessGirl: Subverted. Clare only appears to be this.
--> '''Ilena''': ''You already appear calm on the surface. But your real heart is a whirlpool of passion.''
** And that makes her a SugarAndIceGirl by default.
* {{Expy}}: To [[Manga/AngelDensetsu Ikuno Shirataki]], a character from Norihiro Yagi's previous work. Both have identical hair, though Clare's is blond and Ikuno's brown - interestingly, Clare was used to be brown-haired, too, like Ikuno - both subverting the "EmotionlessGirl"-trope and are actually HotBlooded.
* TheGlomp: She does it to Teresa several times in the backstory.
* GreenEyes: Clare's natural eye color before her transformation. Her personality didn't seem to match her eye color though...
* HarmfulToMinors: Technically, all of the Claymores have backstories with this as part of their BreakTheCutie 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, [[spoiler: she has to see Teresa get killed [[OffWithHisHead in very graphic manner]] for a child to experience.]]
* HeartwarmingOrphan: In the backstory for a brief period.
* HeroOnHiatus: [[spoiler:During the rebellion she was sealed in the Destroyer.]]
* HotBlooded: Despite her efforts to appear [[TheStoic calm]], anyone who knows her better can tell that she fits this trope.
* HyperAwareness: How her yoki sensor ability that she inherited works, to the point that she can anticipate her opponent's next moves. This also allows for her to come up with on-the-spot tactics to use in mid-battle.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Mixed with a bit of ChronicHeroSyndrome 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.
* ImCryingButIDontKnowWhy: In Chapter 101 [[spoiler: when she fails to Awaken]].
* ImportantHaircut: Revealed in Chapter 77.2, a side story about her final test to become a full-fledged warrior. She sacrificed her waist-length hair to set up a trap for a Yoma, allowing her to ambush and kill it. In doing so, she earned her symbol and became Number 47, deciding to wear her hair short from then on.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The method she used to kill Rigaldo [[spoiler: failed against Priscilla.]]
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Done as a MercyKill with [[spoiler: Elena]] and done accidentally with [[spoiler: Jean]].
* KnifeNut: In volume two, Clare is shown wielding two daggers while on a mission in Rabona and carries herself quite well with them.
* TheLancer: Also Miria's NumberTwo. Miria was confident enough to return to the South with just Clare and herself.
* MagikarpPower: When Ilena first taught Clare her Quicksword technique, Clare's version was roughly equivalent to slicing at the enemy with her sword very fast. After seven years of level-grinding, Clare's Quicksword rivals single digits' techniques, including Ilena's own.
* MsFanservice: She appears naked more often than any other warrior.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Grows [[CombatTentacles several bladed appendages]] when she partially Awakens.
* NakedOnRevival: [[spoiler:What happened to her when she was extracted from her fusion with The Destroyer. It turned into FanDisservice when her WoundThatWillNotHeal opened up.]]
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler: Teresa]] tells her friends she's not as mature as she likes to appear, and enjoys being praised and patted on the head. Sure enough, she [[LuminescentBlush blushes]] when they all start paying attention to her.
* OneWingedAngel: Her [[PartialTransformation partially-Awakened]] form, where she trades her arms for bladed CombatTentacles and her legs for [[SuperSpeed biomechanical-looking hooves.]]
* PartialTransformation: Her partial Awakening, which transforms her legs into biomechanical-looking hooves, her left arm into a mass of blade-tipped [[CombatTentacles tentacles]], and projects five segmented, razor-sharp appendages from her right shoulder, with blades forming on her right arm.
* PluckyGirl: 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.
* PowerCopying + NextTierPowerUp: Sometimes it's a move. Sometimes it's memories or emotions. Another time, it's an entire limb. [[spoiler: And later, it's the entire Youki mass of an EldritchAbomination which nearly killed her but had no mind of its own.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: It was [[ImpliedTrope 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 [[RapeAsDrama took it a step further...]] It's also implied the one-armed bandit had his way with her as revenge-by-proxy against Teresa.
* RedOniBlueOni: The [[HotBlooded Red]] to Miria's [[GuileHero Blue]]. They are also the two strongest fighters within the Seven Ghosts and regularly work in tandem.
* SealedGoodInACan: [[spoiler:The can being the Destroyer Cocoon during the Claymore Rebellion arc.]]
* SharingABody: Claire realizes that [[spoiler:Teresa's soul and consciousness still exist inside her and uses the Soul Link technique inherited from Rafaela to let her take over]].
* SuperSpeed: When she taps way too far into the SuperpoweredEvilSide. Unfortunately, unlike Miria's [[FlashStep Phantom]], the Law of Conservation of Momentum ''is'' working, but she initially addresses it with a BladeBrake.
* TheTease: When infiltrating Rabona the first time, Clare informs Raki that the Claymores are trained to impersonate prostitutes for infiltration purposes and asks if he wants a demonstration.
* TakingYouWithMe: After being [[spoiler:absorbed into the Destroyer, Clare (and possibly some very, very small part of Raphaela) absorb and seal Priscilla into herself.]]
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: One of Clare's specialties, before she began mega-manning, was sensing auras. [[spoiler: Upgraded by Raphaela's [[SuperSenses Yoki vision]] following her revival.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: She took several.
* TranshumanTreachery: The seven years of training she underwent was solely intended to [[spoiler:increase the power of her Awakened form, and she immediately and deliberately attempts to Awaken during her fight with Priscilla. Almost immediately subverted due to her subconscious inability to go through to it as a result of what happened to Jean the last time she got so close to the edge.]]
* TrueCompanions: With Raki and the other Seven Ghosts, but especially Miria.
* UnstoppableRage: Despite her stoic veneer Clare is very temperamental and any attempt to harm her loved ones causes her to rampage. When Rigaldo kills the Pieta squad captains - including the one Clare was supposed to protect - and goes after Miria while tossing Clare around like a rag doll, Clare's rage is so great that she partially Awakens, enabling her to dice him to pieces.
* WeakButSkilled: Theoretically, she's the Organization's weakest warrior besides Clarice. However, she has at least one inherent skill [[spoiler:inherited from her sort-of-mother, [[{{Badass}} Teresa]]]] that she's ''VERY'' hard to top at. Oh, and she [[TrainingFromHell trains]] and [[PowerCopying assimilates techniques]] like crazy. By the beginning of Part 2, however, she's stated to be a match for the best the Organization has to offer.

!'''Miria'''
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Number 6; 127th Generation. The deuteragonist of Main/{{Claymore}}. An outstanding leader, she is capable of planning great strategies and loyal to her fellow Claymores. Her ability to move at frightening speeds, leaving after-images of herself in order to evade and confuse her opponents, earned her the title "Phantom Miria".

->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Creator/MonicaRial (EN)
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* {{Badass}}: Is one of the strongest Claymores, even among the Ghosts, though her specialty is in co-ordinating teamwork.
* BatmanGrabsAGun: She breaks her one rule of never killing fellow Claymores during her battle against [[spoiler:Hysteria the Elegant]], as that was the only way to end the fight before [[spoiler:a recently Awakened Cassandra]] killed all her allies.
* BigGood: [[spoiler:Is the instigator of the downfall of the Organization.]]
* TheCaptain: Serves as the leader of the Awakened Being hunt, the Pieta war party, and later Seven Ghosts. Is noted to be more effective than anyone else in a group battle and the [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]] rank Miria's leadership as on par with Teresa's combat ability.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: She gets called out on this in Chapter 123 by Deneve.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: She's seemingly hacked to pieces by the other Claymores when she attacks the Organization by herself, but in Chapter 107 it turns out that [[HesBack she isn't actually dead after all]].
* FacialMarkings: Develops them when she [[spoiler:goes past her limit fighting Hysteria]].
* FlashStep: Her signature move — she moves so fast that she leaves after-images.
** In her battle with [[spoiler: Hysteria]], she has to push it even further, not quite reaching her opponent's IntangibleMan status, but she does succeed at a more brutal version: intentional [[TeleFrag telefragging]].
* GeniusBruiser: Like all the Claymores she is handy with a [[{{BFS}} sword]], but she is also one of the most knowledgeable fighters of her generation, if not the entire story.
* GuileHeroine: ''The'' Guile Heroine of the story. In the Northern Campaign she showed careful elaborate planning, and it's revealed that [[spoiler:she's been gathering information to bring the downfall of the Organization]]. She's also very capable at improvising battle strategies, which is shown in her fight with Hysteria.
* IdiotBall: Miria is at her best in group combat, yet she decides to [[spoiler:attack the Organization by herself because of her MoreExpendableThanYou attitude and belief that she was the only one that could kill other Claymores or defenseless-yet-guilty human beings. She [[strike:dies]] almost died in the process.]]
* IneffectualLoner: Prefers to work alone. [[spoiler:It almost got her killed.]]
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Was forced to kill her friend Hilda, which prompted her to turn against the Organization.
* LadyOfWar: One of the most composed and strongest Claymores. Her perfectionism, intelligence, and speed-based fighting style only add to this trope.
* {{Magnetic Hero}}ine: 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. [[spoiler: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.]]
* [[MrExposition Ms Exposition]]: She dons this role from time to time.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Her rebellion against the Organization resulted in the birth of three new Abyssal Ones.]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: [[spoiler:Is seemingly hacked apart by the other Claymores after attacking the Organization.]]
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:As of 113, justified because this trope was invoked by her opponents]]
* TheParagon: 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.
* ThePerfectionist: Deneve berates Miria for always striving for perfection (specifically never losing anyone under her command) and remaining suicidally virtuous.
* RebelLeader: Possibly the first and only warrior of the organization to organize a covert following to eventually go against the Organization's rule.
* RedBaron: [[FlashStep "Phantom."]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The [[GuileHero Blue]] to Clare's [[HotBlooded Red]]. Despite their different personalities, motives, and preferences, they always manage to compliment each other in their own particular way.
* SpeedEchoes: Her signature move enables her to use these to distract opponents.
* TheStrategist: 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 [[KillEmAll Northern Campaign]] and only lost one warrior. Every other team's losses ranged from over a half to all members.
* SupportingLeader: Clare may be TheHero who saves the day, but it is Miria who leads the battle.
* TranshumanTreachery: Considers Awakening to fight [[spoiler:Hysteria's Awakened form]] and attempts to do so, but [[WhatTheHellHero is talked down by Deneve]].
* TheMenFirst: Puts her troops' safety well ahead of her own.
* XMarksTheHero: 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.


!'''Helen'''
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Number 22; 135th Generation.

->Voiced by: Creator/MikiNagasawa (JP), Creator/JamieMarchi (EN)
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* AntiHero: Can be ornery and temperamental, but is good at heart.
* [[HeterosexualLifePartners Asexual Life Partners]]: Helen and Deneve are for all intents and purposes inseparable. Of course, a lot of fans see this as [[LesYay something else...]]
* AttackHello: Does this to Clare at Pieta. Judging by Deneve's reaction, this is a fairly normal thing for her.
* BigEater: 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.
* CantHoldHerLiquor: Although it is a somewhat unusual example, since Claymores can ignore the effects of alcohol completely if they want to.
* CoolBigSis: Once you get past that persistent layer of jerkassery, Helen can have a very sisterly attitude toward other warriors. Slightly subverted in that she sometimes calls Miria 'Miria-nee' as well.
* DynamicEntry: In the aforementioned AttackHello.
* HotBlooded: Compared to most other [[TheStoic Claymores]], Helen is very Hot Blooded.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is a complete and utter bitch to Clare when they first meet, mocking her low rank and 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.
* PointyEars: One of the few Claymore who possess this trait.
* OhCrap: Being one of the more emotionally expressive Claymores, she often has this expression.
* PluckyComicRelief: She provides the only laughs in an otherwise somber series.
* PsychoticSmirk: Basically her default facial expression in the manga.
* RedOniBlueOni: She is the red one, with Deneve as the blue Oni.
* [[RubberMan Rubber Woman]]: Partial example. Helen can stretch her arms and legs at will, giving her far greater attack range than most other Claymores.
* ThisIsADrill: After the timeskip, Helen has mastered the Drill Sword, which combined with her [[RubberMan Rubber Woman]] status currently makes her the most ridiculous ranged attacker in the series.

!'''Deneve'''
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Number 15; 135th Generation.

->Voiced by: Creator/HanaTakeda (JP), Creator/CaitlinGlass (EN)
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* ClothingDamage: Considering Deneve can near-instantaneously regenerate from fatal injuries, she tends to [[MsFanservice suffer attacks that end up exposing a lot of skin after she heals.]]
* DeathSeeker: Until she met Helen and got some sense knocked into her.
* DualWielding: [[spoiler:After the timeskip, Deneve carries Undine's sword as a tribute.]]
* DynamicEntry: Does this often post-timeskip, together with the other of the "ghosts".
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: While all Claymores carry a pretty strong HealingFactor, Deneve's is the strongest, making her somewhat unusually prone to wounds that will kill anyone else. This is partially justified: it's Deneve's style to fight almost like she's suicidal, intentionally drawing attacks that might otherwise be directed towards less resilient, [[GlassCannon Offensive-type Claymores]].
* GrievousHarmWithABody: With her own. Seriously. She ''rips off her own infected arm and throws it'', sword still in hand, ''at her opponent and scores a headshot''!
* OnlySaneEmployee: Beside yoma-slaying, Deneve's job is to [[WhatWereYouThinking smack]] [[WhatTheHellHero the]] [[SenselessSacrifice stupid]] [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan out]] of her comrades.
* RedOniBlueOni: She is the blue one, with Helen as the red Oni.
* TheStoic: In a series full of stoic warrior women, Deneve out-stoics them all.
* StraightMan: To Helen.
* SurvivorGuilt: Deneve's main reason for being a DeathSeeker.
* TeamDad: A RareFemaleExample. When [[spoiler:Clare and Miria]] go AWOL for various reasons, Deneve steps in and [[OnlySaneEmployee keeps the other Ghosts from doing things they'll regret]], even disciplining one when she considers a StupidSacrifice.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: She tends to give non-villainous but rather blunt ones to those she feels are being reckless. She gives a particularly poignant one to [[spoiler: Clare, telling her she'll never be able to defeat Priscilla because she's gone soft after finding something to live for other than revenge, paralleling Ilena's speech on why Teresa was unable to defeat Priscilla.]]
* TooManyBelts: Out of all of the Seven Ghosts, Deneve's outfit has the most belts.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: In one scene, she takes her shirt off in front of Raki so that he won't be shocked by [[spoiler:the signature Claymore wound if he sees Clare naked.]]


!'''Galatea'''
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Number 3. The "Eye" of the Organization, she has a well-mannered, aristocratic demeanor, and is one of the kinder Claymores. She has earned the title "God-Eye Galatea" for her brilliant Yoki perception, allowing her to control Yoki flow in Awakened Beings and misdirect their attacks.

->Voiced by: Creator/AiOrikasa (JP), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (EN)
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: C'mon, just ''look'' at her.
* BlankWhiteEyes: As a result of her becoming a...
* BlindSeer: which is also played straight, resulting in...
* DisabilitySuperpower: Justified entirely. Galatea's epitaph of "God-Eye" was a direct result of her incredible ability to sense even the smallest amount of yoma energy. Even normal humans have their other senses enhanced after losing one; it's completely understandable that Galatea's ability would have been taken to UpToEleven levels, especially since she would have been constantly monitoring her surroundings for any warrior(s) sent after her.
* DissonantSerenity: During her introduction, she uses this to confuse Dauf.
* EnemyDetectingRadar: Is unparalleled as sensing Yoki.
* EyeScream: She does this ''to herself'', and from the look of [[spoiler:the scars, she did it by dragging a blade across her eyes to make sure that they were damaged enough that no one would ever be able to tell that her irises were ever silver. As the cherry on top, she had to let them heal at a normal human rate, because if she'd used her yoma power to fix things, her eyes would have been healed properly]].
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: Her specialty, sensing energy over long ranges.
* FriendToAllChildren: Takes care of the orphans under the church's care.
* GeniusBruiser: Like Miria, she was one of the most knowledgeable Claymores, [[spoiler: which was why she defected.]]
* HandicappedBadass: She may be blind but she can still slice you a new one.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: This is what [[spoiler: made her desert]].
* HonoraryTrueCompanion: To the Ghosts.
* LadyOfWar: Though among ''many'' examples, her aristocratic and gentle demeanor makes her a standout example of this trope.
* MrExposition: Well, she is very wise and provides interpretation of the events in the series rather than adding new information. Seems to be part of her ability to "look into the heart of a person".
* NaughtyNuns: Her habit is actually fairly conservative before it [[ClothingDamage gets ripped]], then this trope is in full effect.
* NunTooHoly: Post-timeskip she poses as a nun.
* PeoplePuppets: Can control other Claymores or Awakened Beings for some moments.
* {{Pride}}: She apologizes to Dauf because her beauty gets marred when she finally goes full power. There'a also her snarky comment to Clare about how she cut off some of her hair.
* RedBaron: "God-Eye", referencing her ability to detect and manipulate Yoki even at great distances.
* StatuesqueStunner: Probably the tallest warrior alive. [[http://www.mangareader.net/485-56369-5/claymore/chapter-106.html She even towers over Miria]] who at 5'9'' also qualifies for this trope.
* TeamMom: In the crisis of Rabona, to the other Claymores.

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

->Voiced by: Creator/EmiShinohara (JP), Creator/LuciChristian (EN)
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* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Ophelia Was an Awakened Being]]: Especially notable because of her absolute hatred of Awakened Beings and because she's pretty much the only Claymore we've seen who became ''less'' crazy after Awakening.
* AxCrazy: Takes slaying Yoma and Awakened Beings above and beyond her duty, and is willing to kill anyone who gets in her way. Or just anyone, for that matter.
* BigBrotherWorship: She dearly loved her brother when he was alive. [[spoiler:His HeroicSacrifice was her motivation to find and kill Priscilla.]]
* BigNo: When she realizes she [[spoiler: Awakened.]]
* BloodKnight: Especially towards Awakened Beings, although it's not like she's gonna turn down the chance to kill other things.
* CynicismCatalyst: The death of her older brother.
* DarkActionGirl: Oh, God! She's the first evil Claymore encountered.
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Realizes this in her final moments.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Once she realizes she has Awakened she actually yells at Clare when it looks like her HeroicResolve is faltering, and warns Clare to finish her off before she can regenerate. That, and she finally realizes that her brother didn't regret dying by Priscilla's hands, because all he wanted was for his sister to be safe from danger. With that, Ophelia gives a "TakeUpMySword" parting to Clare, making her swear that she will defeat Priscilla for the both of them.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: It's one of her few sympathetic qualities.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: She got a little teary-eyed but all in all, [[GoOutWithASmile Ophelia was at peace when she finally died.]]
* FailedASpotCheck: She doesn't notice that she's Awakened until [[RageAgainstTheReflection she sees herself in the lake.]] [[FridgeLogic Makes one wonder]] what she told herself as she was [[ScaledUp slithering]] through the forest after Clare.
* FamousLastWords: "''I'll see you in the next world... We'll be together again...''" (speaking of her brother as she lay dying)
* FauxAffablyEvil: She's quite charming until she starts hacking your limbs off.
* FourIsDeath: Was the 4th-ranked Claymore, and utterly insane.
* FreudianExcuse: Her brother died in front of her trying to fend off Priscilla.
* GigglingVillain: She gets a laugh out of killing things.
* GoOutWithASmile: Ophilia congratulates Clare on defeating her and dies with a contented smile on her face.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Ophelia hates the Awakened more than anything. Guess how she ends up?
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Her early interactions with Clare are made of this trope.
* KickTheDog: She does this. Like, ''a lot''. Most nasty example was what she did to Miria.
* TheOphelia: Well, duh. She even dies in a body of water after going insane.
* OrgasmicCombat: She really gets off on killing.
* PointyEars: One of the few Claymores with this trait.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Girlchild]]: Basically treats battle and torture as fun games.
* PsychoLesbian: About five minutes after meeting Clare, Ophelia is feeling her up and telling her how good she smells. Then trying to kill her.
* RedBaron: Played with. Turns out the whole reason she bothered to come up with her 'Rippling Sword' technique was that she wanted a memorable attack that would give her a cool nickname. Unfortunately, it's not very famous because she keeps killing the people who see it...
** Somewhat ironically, she ''still'' has one anyway - Ophelia, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Blood-Soaked Warrior]].
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Ophelia gives Clare an abrupt WhatTheHellHero speech when it looks like she succeeded in killing her, and urges her to keep fighting for the sake of her loved ones, spurring Clare into defeating her, and [[TakeUpMySword passes her drive to kill Priscilla onto Clare following her death]].
* ScaledUp: Her Awakened form resembles a SnakePerson.
* SlasherSmile: Her most common facial expression.
* SnakePerson: Her Awakened form has a long, serpentine body.
* TheSociopath: Played chillingly straight.
* StagesOfMonsterGrief: Despite her intense hunger for human flesh it never occurred to her that she had Awakened until she glimpsed her own reflection and immediately freaked out, blaming Clare and Ilena, However, she quickly moved past her denial and rage and veered into DeathSeeker territory.
* {{Troll}}: Deliberately tore up Hilda's black card in an attempt to get Miria to Awaken, and expressed glee at the prospect.
* {{Vibroweapon}}: The Rippling Sword technique.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one twice: the first time when she Awakens, and the second when she realizes she has Awakened.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Though she eventually shows it to be White Hair, [[DeathEqualsRedemption Very Dark Gray Heart.]]

!'''Jean'''
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Number 9.

->Voiced by: Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (EN)
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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Her Awakened form resembles a giant butterfly.
* DefiantToTheEnd: 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''': "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you.]]"
* GlassCannon: The Drill Sword is a very powerful attack, but since it requires a long setup Jean is basically a sitting duck while preparing and needs allies to distract her target.
* HeroicSacrifice: Reverses Clare's partial Awakening, but is fatally impaled by her CombatTentacles.
* HonorBeforeReason: Dedicates her life to serving Clare, much to the incredulity of Helen.
* IOweYouMyLife: Being saved from Awakening completely blows Jean's mind, and she starts following Clare everywhere.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Says this to Clare to comfort her while dying.
* ThisIsADrill: The Drill Sword, which fan parodies like to cross over with TengenToppaGurrenLagann.
* ObiWanMoment: Her last moments are spent reassuring Clare.]]
* UnusualEyebrows: Of the "no eyebrows whatsoever" variety.


!'''Flora'''
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Number 8. One of the captains at Pieta.

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* BladeSpam: The first part of her Wind Cutter technique.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Is cut in half by Rigaldo.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: The second part of her Wind Cutter technique.
* LadyOfWar: One of the more elegant Claymores.
* SacrificialLion: Is presented as being one of the strongest Claymores, but is easily killed by Rigaldo.

!'''Undine'''
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Number 11. One of the captains at Pieta.

-> Voiced by: Rie Ishizuka (JP), Clarine Harp (EN)

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* {{Bokukko}}: Speaks very rudely to hide her insecurities.
* CuteBruiser: She's not naturally that big and bulky; it's shapeshifting, and her true physical appearance makes her one of the frailest Claymores assigned to Pieta.
* DualWielding: Took up her best friend's sword following her death. [[spoiler:This in turn carries over to Deneve, who takes up Undine's sword in memory of her, while Undine's friend's sword is left behind as her gravemark.]]
* DumbMuscle: Is uncouth and brash in comparison to most other Claymores.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Deneve put it, despite her rude behavior, she cares deeply of her subordinates.
* HulkingOut: Her extremely muscular physique is a result of her pouring her Yoki into her muscles.
* MyGreatestFailure: Deneve correctly guesses that Undine's bulking up and brash attitude stems from the fact that she feels guilty from having been protected by her fallen comrade.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Her death prompts Deneve to carry her sword, learning to dual wield expertly during the seven year timeskip.]]
* TheWorfEffect: While she is presented as one of the strongest Claymores assigned to Pieta, Rigaldo makes short work of her, although the Awakened Being is quick to point out her strength after she blocked his first attack (contrast Veronica and Flora, who got oneshotted with impunity).

!'''Cynthia'''
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Number 14; 132nd Generation. One of the Seven Ghosts.

->Voiced by: Creator/MihoMiyagawa (JP), Creator/AnastasiaMunoz (EN)
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* CombatMedic: Takes up this role with the Offensive-type Claymores, healing them from serious injuries by manipulating their yoki.
* DeathSeeker: Hides it well but it's there. She is, interestingly enough, both a DeathSeeker and the subversion of this. At the same time. It's stated in-universe that the difference between offensive warriors (like Clare) and defensive warriors (like Cynthia) is that offensive warriors care more about killing their enemies than defending their own bodies, while defensive warriors are those who for various reasons put survival above killing a foe. Basically, defensive warriors are those Claymores whose fear of death is so great that they instinctively fight and develop powers specifically so that they have a better chance at surviving. Which makes Cynthia both a DeathSeeker who doesn't want to die and is genuinely afraid of the prospect. But who still wants to die. It's complicated.
** SurvivorGuilt: Not quite as complicated as it sounds. Her DeathSeeker mentality developed long after she was already a seasoned warrior; it's a result of surviving when Veronica didn't in Pieta.
* GirlishPigtails: Fitting with her personality.
* ThePollyanna: Taking into account all that's happened, she's quite cheerful.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Was implied in Chapter 83 that the reason why Cynthia was sent to the Northern Campaign was because she was doing her job without charging for it, since she was considering the safety of the civilians more than getting paid. And that, apparently, was justifiable reasoning to send her on a SuicideMission...
* StepfordSmiler: Of the "hiding her angst" variety.

!'''Tabitha'''
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Number 31; 141st Generation. One of the Seven Ghosts.

->Voiced by: Creator/AkenoWatanabe (JP), Creator/MicheleSpecht (EN)
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* EnemyDetectingRadar: Following the timeskip she develops the ability to sense yoki at a distance.
* GoOutWithASmile: After (lightly) punching Miria in the chin just as Deneve told her to as retribution for leaving them behind to attack the Organization. ed
* FaceDeathWithDignity: After being [[spoiler:cut apart by Priscilla, she tells Miria that ItHasBeenAnHonor before dying]].
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: Can gage her opponents strength using her ability to detect yoki.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Woman She Used To Be]]: In the fight against Priscilla, [[spoiler:she tries to use the fact that she has not released her yoki in seven years (and should theoretically be invisible to her) to get a drop on her - too bad Priscilla notices her anyway and preempts her with a brutal slash that slices her body into ''five'' pieces. Despite being put back together, she only lives long enough to thank Miria before dying.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Has no other plans for her life other than assisting [[TheCaptain Miria]].
* YouAreInCommandNow: [[spoiler:After Miria's [[DeathFakedForYou "death"]], Tabitha leads the team.]]

!'''Yuma'''
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Number 40; 129th Generation. One of the Seven Ghosts.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Thinks she's this out of the seven survivors. She's the only one who thinks so.
* CantCatchUp: Subverted. She thinks she's the [[TheLoad useless one]] among the seven, but later realizes that this is far from the case. She was just OvershadowedByAwesome.
* CombatMedic: She has learned the yoki manipulation from Cynthia and may, in fact, be even better at it than her teacher, considering the ridiculous amounts of damage she managed to heal on her first attempt (namely, she fully restored [[spoiler:Cynthia herself]] after the latter's body was reduced to just the upper torso minus both arms and the head).
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Berates [[spoiler: Cynthia]] when her DeathSeeker tendency comes to light.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks... except you have to [[RealityEnsues be able to get it back too.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Especially close to Cynthia. It seems all Claymores have to come in pairs.
* TookALevelInBadass: And how! She manages to take down [[spoiler:the next generation's #14, her comrade, and two black coats ''with ease'' and without cutting them]], even stating that it felt like the other woman's sword "wasn't even moving". To put this in perspective, Yuma used to be #40; just seven ranks away from dead-last in terms of power. [[spoiler:Now she can take down a newly-Awakened Being in ''two hits'']].
* ShrinkingViolet: Manages the difficult achievement of being a badass swordfighter and still be painfully shy and insecure.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Even the official English translation flip-flops. From her first appearance up until volume 19, it was "Uma". Since then, it's been translated as "Yuma".

!'''Raphaela'''
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Number 5, former Number 2. [[spoiler: 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: Creator/SatsukiYukino (JP), Creator/KateOxley (EN)
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* TheExile: She was temporarily kicked out of the Organization and sent to live as a hermit outside of towns surrounding the Organization's headquarters, in order to [[spoiler: lessen the chance of her Awakening after Luciela.]]
* EyeScream: There's a patch of scar tissue where one of her eyes used to be. She could have healed it but chose not to [[spoiler:[[MyGreatestFailure as a reminder of what she must one day do.]]]]
* FusionDance: Fuses with Luciela to become [[EldritchAbomination the Destroyer]].
* HiddenDepths: When she was introduced her only role was to monitor the other Claymores and kill any defectors, but her backstory adds a lot of depth to her.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Succeeds in killing Luciela.
* MyGreatestFailure: She and Luciela are the first experiment in aligning souls. She blames herself for Luciela's awakening. Which is why she stayed with the organization: [[KillTheOnesYouLove to end Luciela]].
* PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars: She suppressed her healing factor in order to leave the scar over her eye in order to remind her of [[MyGreatestFailure her failure]].
* ScarsAreForever: Invoked. Like all claymores, she has the ability to regenerate lost limbs, but she refused to regenerate her eye due to the reasons stated above.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Uses her Yoki-detection abilities for this purpose.
* StealthMentor: To Clare, as she finally figures out what Raphaela was trying to tell her in Chapter 149.
* TheStoic: The only time she displays emotions are when the subject of her sister is brought up.
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:The last remnants of her consciousness passes her memories and yoke-sensing ability on to Clare.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: It's implied that she's the other part of the [[BuffySpeak "Destroyer lump"]] that's trying to keep Priscilla sealed, besides [[{{Determinator}} Clare]].

!'''Alicia and Beth'''
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Numbers 1 and 2 in the Organization, were already ranked before their training was complete. [[spoiler: Part of a project by the Organization to create their own, controllable Awakened Being. As such, they have one mind.]]
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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: In Awakened Form, their forearms are turned into large blades, which in turn are fixed with smaller blades that vibrate at high speed. These blades are sharp enough to effortlessly cut through even Dauf's armour.
* CreepyTwins: Enforced due to them being both the strongest Claymores of their generation and [[spoiler: SingleMindedTwins]].
* CurbStompBattle: They do this to the Awakened Beings Isley sends to attack the Organization [[spoiler:and later on to Riful and Dauf, and are themselves curb-stomped by Priscilla.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Are unceremoniously killed by Priscilla.
* OneWingedAngel: Can Awaken and revert back to human form at will. [[spoiler:Beth takes this a step further after being impaled by one of the Destroyer's spikes.]]


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[[folder:Claymores\\
Teresa's generation]]

!'''Teresa'''
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Former Number 1; 55th Generation.

->Voiced by: [[Creator/RomiPark Romi Paku]] (JP), Creator/ChristineAuten (EN)

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* ActionMom: To Clare, [[DefrostingIceQueen eventually.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: Teresa can use all of [[spoiler:the Seven Ghosts' techniques]].
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Had long black hair before becoming a Claymore, and prided herself for it.
* AntiHero: She is introduced mechanically performing her duty and scaring the townsfolk to amuse herself, but she mellows significantly due to Clare's influence.
* AttemptedRape: 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 [[FanDisservice really don't want to.]]
** Almost played straight when one of those members nearly succeed if Clare hadn't whacked him with a tree branch.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: She figures out how to use [[spoiler:Cassandra's Dust Eater technique after trading a few blows with her and then masterfully uses it against Priscilla]].
* {{Badass}}: She wipes the floor with everything the Organisation can send after her and only loses to [[spoiler: awakened Priscilla after a dirty trick]]. If that's not enough, just watch her fight [[spoiler:Rosemary]].
** To put this in perspective: [[WorldsBestWarrior She is the strongest Warrior that ever lived.]] [[TheAce All former and future Number Ones can't hold a candle to her]], which is made starkly clear when [[spoiler:even Cassandra's Dust Eater technique can't touch her]]. [[SurprisinglySuddenDeath She only lost to Priscilla because the latter had the element of surprise]].
** A bandit's attempt at violating her failed to break her spirit. She just calmly let it happen.
** [[spoiler:After awakening she wipes the floor with Priscilla as well.]]
* BadassAndChildDuo: She is the Badass to Clare's Child.
* BeingGoodSucks: More like "Having Emotions Sucks". In all likelihood, Teresa could have obliterated Priscilla with a flick of her finger when they fought, but having lived with Clare made her remember such things as "mercy" and "compassion"... [[spoiler:allowing Priscilla to behead her once she's sheathed her sword]].
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:Where every other warrior's Awakened Form is monstrous is some way, Teresa's is more or less identical to her own human looks, except for some minor modifications to her legs and two pairs of wings. Apparently, she is already so insanely powerful that those two changes were the only way to make her even more so.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: In a sense. Teresa was so powerful that in all her life she's never had to use more than 10% of her power at any given time.
** [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]], since never taking fights seriously got her killed in a quick fashion.
* CavalierCompetitor: Teresa has never treated an onscreen fight seriously. When she finally [[spoiler:kills Priscilla]], even after everything her opponent has done, she says that there's "no hard feelings" toward a fellow Claymore with whom she's crossed blades.
* CurbStompBattle: She does this to everyone.
* DareToBeBadass: [[spoiler:After switching places with Clare, she calls Cassandra, Chronos and Octavia out on not resisting Priscilla's control over them after death. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome They listen and try to the best of their ability.]]]]
* DissonantSerenity: She has this weird, calm half-smile while she's killing youma.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Not the only one in the series but the most prominent, as an entire arc is devoted to show her defrosting by little Clare.
* EarnYourTitle: 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."
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: After the village where she left Clare is attacked by bandits because she killed the yoma there, Teresa returns to find the inhabitants slaughtered and Clare possibly having been raped as revenge-by-proxy for Teresa cutting off one of the bandit's hands, Teresa snaps and kills every single bandit with extreme prejudice.
* GrandTheftMe: It is revealed that [[spoiler:her soul and consciousness were sealed inside Clare's body, and Clare uses the Soul Link technique to let her take over to fight Priscilla]].
* TheGwenStacy: Her death is the reason Clare became a Claymore.
* ItHasBeenAnHonor: After fighting [[spoiler:Cassandra and complimenting the effectiveness of her fighting style, Teresa says essentially this during her MercyKill of Cassandra]].
* JackOfAllStats: Ilena first describes her as this. But later it turns out that Ilena simply didn't know the [[IAmNotLeftHanded full extent of Teresa's power]].
* LadyOfWar: Eerily graceful in battle with her calmness and half-smile.
* LightningBruiser: Without releasing any of her yoki she is able to overpower Priscilla, Ilena, Sophia, and Noel - the other strongest Claymores of her generation.
* MamaBear: Harm little Clare, die horribly. No exceptions. [[spoiler:She also bops Raki on the head since the idea of a cheeky brat like him possibly taking Clare's chastity irritates her.]]
* MasterOfAll: Ilena called her a JackOfAllStats, saying that while Teresa ''is'' powerful, Noel's agility, Sophia's strength, and Ilena's speed all outclassed Teresa's on an individual level, and only Teresa's ability to read yoma energy so well made her the strongest. When they all attack her, it rapidly becomes clear that Teresa's agility, strength, and speed are all a level of magnitude above anything the others are capable of.
* NotSoStoic: Clare brings out her repressed emotions, but this comes to a head when a pack of bandits with a grudge against her ransack a human town she had just left Clare at. When Teresa arrives too late to stop them and sees they've brutalized Clare, she goes berserk.
* OffhandBackhand: To show just how ridiculously overpowered Teresa is: [[spoiler:upon coming back to life in Clare's body, she effortlessly destroys two of Priscilla's Cassandra Heads (even one of which can tear up an Abyssal One to shreds) that tried sneaking up on her while she engaged in inner dialogue with Clare--with ''her bare hands'' and '''without even looking''']].
* [[OffWithHisHead Off With Her Head]]: How she died, courtesy of Priscilla.
* OhCrap: When she realizes that killing a group of Yoma has [[spoiler:allowed a group of bandits to ransack the village where she left Clare.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Her nickname comes from the fact that whenever she fights, she's always smiling ever so slightly. Yet when she slaughters the bandits, her face is utterly devoid of expression.
* RedBaron: "Teresa of the Faint Smile", "Smiling Teresa".
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When a group of bandits brutalize Clare, Teresa doesn't leave a single survivor.
* SharingABody: It is revealed that [[spoiler:Teresa's soul has been inside Clare, who uses the Soul Link to bring her out]].
* SkewedPriorities: After [[spoiler:Teresa makes her return, the first thing she does is express consternation over the likelihood of Raki taking Clare's virginity]].
* SociopathicHero: 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.
* TheStoic: She just mechanically did job after job for the Organization, unfeeling, uncaring, downright [[PunchClockHero callous]]. Then Clare happened to her.
* SwordAndFist: Where other warriors rely on their iconic swords and yoki techniques, Teresa just as often just punches and kicks her enemies--the fact that it usually makes them very dead is just another indication how ridiculously strong she is. And sometimes, she just rips them apart with her bare hands.
* ThereWasADoor: Quite literally. Apparently found cutting a door in half easier than simply opening it when [[NotAMorningPerson roomservice came knocking]].
* TranquilFury: She declares her intention to kill the bandits ''once''. After that, no matter how much the leader taunts her ([[SingleStrokeBattle before she kills him]]) or how much the others beg (before she kills ''them'') she says not a single word, and her expression does not change. And, for once, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she's not smiling]].
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: The way that Teresa [[OffWithHisHead was killed]] was so sudden and traumatizing for Clare. She didn't see it coming at all.
* UnstoppableRage: Those bandits ''reeeeeeally'' shouldn't have hurt Clare...
* WingedHumanoid: When she [[spoiler:Awakens against Priscilla, she sprouts two pairs of avian wings, in contrast to Priscilla's jagged butterfly like ones]].
* WorldsBestWarrior: The strongest Claymore of any generation. It was said that Priscilla would surpass her, but as Teresa needed only one hand and 10% of her total strength to repel Priscilla's two-handed strike with almost 80% of Priscilla's own considerable power behind it, it's possible that there was a miscalculation of Teresa's true power.
* WorldsStrongestMan: She was touted as being the strongest warrior in the Organization and lived up to that reputation.
* WorthLivingFor: She refuses to be executed because Clare is this to her.
* YourMindMakesItReal: Teresa tells Clare that [[spoiler:the reason she was able to CurbStompBattle Priscilla was because Clare believed she was undefeatable and stronger than anything]].

!'''Ilena'''
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Former Number 2. [[note]]until Priscilla showed up.[[/note]]

->Voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP), Creator/WendyPowell (EN)
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* {{Badass}}: Like nearly everyone else but special mention since she was the Number 2 to ''the'' Teresa.
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Losing her arm]] didn't do much to slow her down.
* BladeSpam: A nearly hypersonic version: Quicksword.
* TheBusCameBack: It was heavily implied she was killed by Raphaela, [[spoiler:but it's revealed in the final chapter that she was spared and partially regenerated her arms over seven years]].
* IaijutsuPractitioner: To an even higher degree than Flora or Clare; while Flora would put her hand on her sword's hilt for her Windcutter technique and Clare needs to visibly draw her sword to use the Quicksword effectively, Ilena at her fastest doesn't even appear to be ''moving''. One second, an enemy is there, and the next second, it's in pieces.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: It's not that Ilena's post-organization outfit is particularly impractical, but how the hell does she manage to put it on with only one arm?
* MentorOccupationalHazard: It's implied, though it hasn't been confirmed whether Raphaela killed her or not. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she survived and... ''kinda'' regrew her arms.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Urged Priscilla to go all-out against Teresa. [[SoleSurvivor She lived to regret it.]]
* OlderAndWiser: Since she knew Teresa, who was a mother figure to Clare, Ilena definitely knew Clare in a way any other mentors she would ever have could not.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Ilena's not a real elf, but she does have this air around her that makes her appear very [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien]]-esque, something that sets her apart from other Claymores. [[PointyEars Her ears]], flowing platinum hair, [[TheStoic personality,]] and the fact that [[CantArgueWithElves you just can't seem to argue with her]] help a lot.
* PointyEars: Although when she first appeared she had rounded ears.
* RedBaron: "Quick-Sword." Even the respective 3rd and 4th ranked warriors of her day couldn't perceive her blade when she dispatched two leaping youma simultaneously.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Irene / Irena / Ilena / Ilene, depending on who's translating. While Irene is popular amongst the fans, the official translations ultimately went with Ilena.
* TheStoic: So far, Ilena's face has showed three expressions: Angry/frustrated for when she's in battle, slightly pleased in her final scenes where she gives Clare [[spoiler: her right arm,]] and for all other times, completely blank.

!'''Rosemary'''
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Former Number 2. Was Number 1 Before Teresa was ranked.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Awakened prior to sending Teresa her black card.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Her Awakened form is massive.
* CurbStompBattle: She never stood a chance against Teresa.
* GreenEyedMonster: Look at her brief bio. Yeah.
* OneWingedAngel: Think the [[Film/{{Aliens}} Alien queen]] combined with the [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Borg queen.]]
* YouMonster: To Teresa, not that she can talk.

!'''Noel'''
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Former Number 5. Was Number 4 Before Priscilla was ranked.

->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoTakeuchi (JP), Creator/LeahClark (EN)

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* RedBaron: "Stormwind," for her speed and agility.
* SheFu: Her fighting style.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Is the tomboy to Sophia.

!'''Sophia'''
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Former Number 4. Was Number 3 Before Priscilla was ranked.

->Voiced by: Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (JP), Creator/TrinaNishimura (EN)

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* GlacierWaif: She's not especially slow but she's much more renowned for her strength than her speed.
* RedBaron: "Muscular," for her immense strength.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Is the girly girl to Noel.

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[[folder: Claymores\\
Clarice's generation]]

!'''Clarice'''
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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.

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* ActionMom: Of sorts to Miata. [[spoiler:Her maternal bond and trust with Miata enables her to keep Miata's mind and heart so that she can safely Awaken, which Raphaela, Luciela, Alicia and Beth can vouch for being extremely difficult for someone not blood-related to do.]]
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: 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.
* BadassAdorable: Not as badass or adorable as Miata, but Clarice has her moments.
* BadassAndChildDuo: A bit of an inversion since Miata is more of the badass, [[TookALevelInBadass at least at first.]]
* TheChick: 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.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:She survives just long enough to convey her love to Miata and "heal" her damaged mental state (by restoring Miata's memory of her real mother and erasing her memories of Clarice) before dying.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Despite knowing that releasing enough Yoki to [[spoiler:match an Awakened Miata's]] will prove fatal to her, Clarice does so without hesitating. [[spoiler:Her body predictably breaks down and disintegrates afterwards.]]
* HeroicSacrifice[=/=]HeroicRROD: [[spoiler:Nearly Awakens to bring the rampaging Miata under control, but her body could't handle the strain of the youki and disintegrates.]]
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Clarice's primary motivation in becoming a warrior--and it works, if only because she is the only warrior with a colored hair. [[spoiler:Her ultimate specialness, however, becomes her ability to pull Miata back from Awakening, even though it costs her her life.]]
* KidWithTheLeash: Not exactly a kid but definitely the one holding Miata's leash.
* ObiWanMoment: [[spoiler:Her death for Miata's sake.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Let's be honest here, if she were hanging around {{muggles}} as opposed to the likes of other Claymores she would probably not be considered a wimp by any stretch of the imagination.
** TookALevelInBadass: She is getting better though, even if she's still being overshadowed.
* PluckyGirl: Not as obvious as say, Clare, but Chapter 142 proves this.
* PromotionToParent: The first thing [[TheBerserker Miata]] does upon seeing Clarice is rip the top of her uniform off, and start suckling while [[MadnessMantra constantly murmuring]] "Mama..." Clarice's maternal instincts awaken during their time together, to the point where despite being even weaker than Claire was at the beginning she has a MamaBear moment against ''Agatha'' of all people.

!'''Miata'''
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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.

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* BadassAdorable: Once she becomes more stable and her hair is moved to the side, Miata is quite the adorable child.
* CryCute: After finally remembering [[spoiler:her real mother she breaks down into tears.]]
* FourIsDeath: She is an utter berserker capable of killing Yoma with her bare hands.
* HatesBaths: It takes Clarice threatening to withhold breastfeeding to get her to bathe.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Just before dying, [[spoiler:Clarice erases Miata's memories of her, but in the process revives Miata's memories of her real mother.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: When she loses control [[spoiler:after Awakening her cheeks rip apart and her teeth become fangs.]]
* OneWingedAngel: In order to fight [[spoiler:Europa]] on equal footing, she [[spoiler:awakens after synchronizing with Clarice and transforms into a winged serpentine monster.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Miata's [[spoiler:Awakened form resembles a serpentine dragon with multiple feathered wings, evocative of Quetzalcoatl]].
* ParentsInDistress: Mess with [[PromotionToParent Clarice]] if you want to. [[BerserkButton You will be dead soon.]]
* PeekABangs: Combined with RapunzelHair the first time we see her.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She's approximately half the size of other Claymores but can kill Yoma ''with her bare hands''.
** CuteBruiser: When she's not rampaging and covered in Yoma gore.
* PsychopathicManchild: Even more so when Clarice isn't around. Her insanity is the only thing keeping her from becoming a Number 1.
* RedBaron: "Blood Eyes," for her SuperSenses, even when compared to other Claymores.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Retains her personality for a short while after Awakening, but quickly loses control and starts rampaging.]]
* SociopathicHero: The only thing she cares about is protecting "Mama" and accomplishing her mission, even to the point of ignoring a rampaging Awakened Being.
* {{Wild Child}}: Shown as feral and completely uncontrollable before assigned to Clarice as a partner. Still doesn't like taking baths though.
* WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:Once she Awakens,]] she sprouts a pair of Lovecraftian angel wings, [[spoiler:but later transforms into a serpentine body.]]

!!'''Audrey'''
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Number 3.

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* CombinationAttack: With Rachel in order to enable the latter to use her SwordDrag attack in the air.
* LadyOfWar: In comparison to Rachel she is polite and elegant.
* OhCrap: Upon witnessing Riful's true power.
** BringMyBrownPants: Wets herself following the OhCrap above.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Is the girly girl to Rachel's tomboy.
* WaifFu: Her fighting style.

!!'''Rachel'''
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Number 5.

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* {{Bokukko}}: So much so that some suspect she's really a hermaphrodite.
* CombinationAttack: With Audrey in order to enable her to use her SwordDrag attack in the air.
* DumbMuscle: Is gruff and foulmouthed, and prone to doing stupid things like insulting an Abyssal One or [[spoiler: attacking Miria.]]
* HotBlooded: Insulting Riful was ''not'' a good idea.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: In Chapter 114 claims she's just going along with Audrey and doesn't really approve of Miria.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: Despite not dressing like a man at all, she somehow manages this.
* SwordDrag: Uses this to boost the power of her attack.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Is the tomboy to Audrey.

!! '''Renee'''
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Number 6

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* BadassInDistress: Is captured and tortured by Riful, who wants her to [[spoiler: Awaken the fused Rafaela-Luciela hybrid.]]
* DreadlockWarrior: Unlike all the other warriors seen, her hair is arranged in dreadlocks.
* MsFanservice: Compared to the other Claymores who are slender, her body is a bit curvier, having thicker legs, a bigger bust (but not as big as Miria's), fuller lips, and longer eyelashes.
* NeckLift: Does this to Raki, provoking [[BigBad Priscilla]] to step in.
* OhCrap: Nearly wets herself when she realizes what the scrawny waif easily forcing her arm back is.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hasn't been seen since she ran away from Riful, though the latter makes an off-hand comment that Renee was right in trying to run away as soon as [[spoiler: the Rafaela-Luciela hybrid awakened]]. "Was" being the key word used, implying Riful did catch up to her and tore her off-screen as promised.
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Raki insane when she realizes what Priscilla is.

!!'''Anastasia'''
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Number 7.

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* IOweYouMyLife: Joins the Ghosts after they save the lives of her and her squad.
* LadyOfWar: Calm, graceful and capable.
* NotQuiteFlight: Her special ability. [[spoiler:She jumps around on strands of her own hair.]]
* OjouRinglets: Has truly formidable ones. One wonders how she maintains that with all the fighting she does...
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: She doesn't question too much why [[spoiler:the Ghosts decide to help her team]] and treats her subordinates with respect [[MeanBoss which puts her in the minority of the higher ranked warriors.]] [[spoiler:And when it becomes clear to her that the Organization has been keeping dangerous secrets from the warriors, she joins the Rebellion.]]
* RedBaron: [[NotQuiteFlight "Winged Anastasia."]]
* TrueCompanions: Treats her teammates as this. [[spoiler:The Ghosts seem to have quickly earned a place there as well, by saving their lives.]]
* YouShallNotPass: Tries to do this, but is joined by Nike.

!!'''Dietrich'''
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Number 8.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Joins the Ghosts after she learns [[spoiler:that the Organization controls the Yoma]].
* GirlishPigtails: With HimeCut bangs.
* InASingleBound: Her signature move involves leaping as high into the air as she can and then using gravity to slice her opponent in half.
* IOweYouMyLife: 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 [[spoiler: it was a man in black who picked her up when her town got destroyed by Yoma. And then she learned the truth...]]
* LoopholeAbuse: 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.
* RedBaron: "Tracker."
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Like Galatea, she can track others by sensing their yoki.
* {{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 [[BuffySpeak "dere-ness,"]] she's rendered temporarily speechless.
* WillNotTellALie: Much to the aggravation of Helen and Deneve.

!!'''Raftela'''
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Number 10. [[note]]She has always been #10, but listed here since she makes her first appearance after the Northern Campaign Arc.[[/note]]

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* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:Joins in the Rebellion along with the other Claymores.]]
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Made specially for keeping the other Claymores in line.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By the Organization's men after they realize she betrayed them.]]
* MindManipulation: [[spoiler:How else could [[{{Badass}} Miria]] possibly be taken down?]]
** MindRape: What a [[BlatantLies delightfully]] charming ability.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Impaled and left for dead, she finds the strength to protect her comrades from afar -- and thanks to the trainees supporting her, she survives her injuries]].
* YouAreNotAlone: [[spoiler:Despite being created specifically to kill them, the young trainees support Raftela when she decides to help defend the claymores fighting Roxanne, Cassandra and Hysteria.]]
* YouDidntAsk: Almost word-for-word her explanation when [[spoiler:the Organization demands to know why she neglected to tell them that Miria had been spared by the other warriors]].
-->'''Raftela:''' You did not ask, so I did not answer.
* YouHaveFailedMe[=/=]YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:The Organization attacks her when they realize she allowed Miria to live.]]

!!'''Nike'''
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Number 15.

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* HotBlooded: In comparison to Anastasia.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: Why she accompanied Anastasia.
* NumberTwo: To Anastasia.
* TrueCompanions: She's in Anastasia's team, so that is a given.

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[[folder:Claymores\\
other generations]]

!!'''Hysteria'''
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Number 1. Deceased, then Resurrected.

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* AttentionWhore: [[CatchPhrase She hates being ignored more than anything]], and she proved it by [[spoiler: refusing an implicit EnemyMine because the potential ally has the nerve to strike the common foe without taking care of her first]].
* BackFromTheDead: Was resurrected using Priscilla's arm.
** CameBackWrong: As with the other two resurrected Claymores, [[spoiler:she awakens shortly after being resurrected.]]
*** GoneHorriblyRight: According to Dae, that was his intent all along.
* BraidsOfAction: Keeps her hair in braids, and was not only an ActionGirl in her day but Miria's role model.
* ClippedWingAngel: She claims as such when talking about her awakened state to Miria, but it's ultimately subverted since it makes her harder for Miria to catch up to.
* DissonantSerenity: The only time she breaks out of her composed serenity is when Miria continues to ignore her.
* TheDreaded: Like all Number Ones.
* DyingAsYourself: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. As Hysteria is dying, [[spoiler:[[GrandTheftMe Priscilla's personality asserts itself]], emerges as a ghostly apparition, and attacks Miria before being dispersed]].
* EarnYourTitle: She's called [[TheMagnificent "The Elegant"]] because of the precise and efficient way [[FlashStep she moves and kills]].
* EatenAlive: In her vain attempt to catch up with Miria, who managed to outspeed her with a leap from one of Anastacia's hair strands (particularly reinforced with the Yoki of every available companion), [[spoiler:Hysteria is accidentally caught by one of Cassandra's heads, who spits most of her out when she realizes her mistake]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Having become an Awakened Being with [[spoiler:Miria's sword still jammed through her neck]] (she's unhappy about that because she can't [[IAmAHumanitarian eat]] as long as [[spoiler:it's stuck there]]), she promises to spare the life of the Claymore who [[spoiler:pulls the sword out]]. One takes her up on the offer and does just that. Just when you think a cruel "YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness" moment is about to go down, Hysteria casually reassures her that she always keeps her word, leaves her alone, [[spoiler: only to go after the other Claymores]].
* FlashStep: Miria's leaves copies; ''hers'' feels like ''[[IntangibleMan she's walking through you.]]''. It's taken taken a step further with her Awakened form, which possesses numerous spider-like legs that ramp up her agility.
* GhostAmnesia: Initially doesn't remember her name or know how long she's been out of action.
* GrapplingHookPistol: Her Awakened form is ringed by a set of grapnel-like blades she can fire and retract at will to let her fight in the air.
* LadyOfWar: A very good warrior with the most elegant technique.
* LightningBruiser: Not even Miria can keep up with her.
* TheMagnificent: Her nickname is "the Elegant".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: She [[FlashStep can still catch you, though]].
* OneManArmy: As with all Number Ones.
* OneWingedAngel: Awakens shortly after Miria stabs her in the throat.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R, having retained her original personality.
* PowerGivesYouWings: She manifests a pair of angelic wings when she Awakens, and later swaps them out for jagged butterfly-type wings.
* RedBaron: [[DissonantSerenity Hysteria]] [[FlashStep the]] [[LadyOfWar Elegant]].

!!'''Cassandra'''
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Number 1. Deceased, then resurrected.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Even her fellow warriors tended to look down on her ugly-but-effective fighting style, and those that had seen it usually shunned her.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Awakens in Chapter 120, shortly after being introduced.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type]] [[TragicVillain 2]], as she was never evil to begin with.
* TheAssimilator: [[spoiler:Is devoured by Priscilla as she takes the former's CombatTentacles in place of her own wings. She proves too powerful to be completely assimilated, though: after Teresa of the Faint Smile calls out to her pride as a fellow number one, she literally rips her way out of Priscilla to meet her challenge.]]
* BackFromTheDead: Was resurrected using Priscilla's arm.
** CameBackWrong: As with the other two resurrected Claymores, [[spoiler:she awakens shortly after being resurrected.]]
* {{Badass}}: A much more powerful Number 1 than the warrior who succeeded her. [[spoiler:[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech And she tells Roxanne such, just before she kills her.]]]]
** She also goes one-on-one with [[spoiler:Teresa]], and while it's more than clear who the superior warrior is, [[spoiler:Teresa compliments her style and notes that if Cassandra's opponent had been anyone but [[WorldsBestWarrior Teresa]], the fight would likely have been over in an instant]].
* BigEater: After [[spoiler:her Awakening]], she's constantly munching on something, [[spoiler:[[TheDogBitesBack Roxanne]] to be exact, though she also chows down on Hysteria.]]
* [[ClusterFBomb Cluster S Bomb]]: She started saying "shit" a lot after she Awakened.
* CombatTentacles: [[spoiler:She has a lot of tentacles, but the ones she uses for combat are tipped with oversized copies of her head that she uses to literally take a bite out of her opponents.]]
* ConfusionFu: One of the reasons why her Dust Eater technique is so efficient. She attacks from what is normally impossible angle and catches her opponents completely off guard.
* DeadSidekick: Was best friends with a #35 who accepted her Dust Eater Technique. [[spoiler:Said #35 was brutally murdered by a weak Awakened Being while Roxanne of Love and Hate stood back and watched. When Cassandra [[UnstoppableRage found out]]...]]
* DeadlyDodging: Her "Dust Eater" technique revolves around this. 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, or a very strong ability to read yoki and thus be able to read her movements in advance.
* TheDogBitesBack: Literally: after she Awakens, she bites off Roxanne's arms and legs. [[spoiler:Then once the latter Awaken, she still defeats and devours Roxanne completely.]]
* TheDreaded: Like all Number Ones. Additionally, while it was a short-lived dread due to her quick death, she was even dreaded by her fellow Claymores after she reveals her fighting style in an attempt to kill Roxanne. Roxanne was the only one who laughed; the others were all too afraid of Cassandra's strangeness.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: Mysteriously vanishes after the fight with [[spoiler:Priscilla ends, but Clare follows a trail of chunks of her flesh into a nearby forest to find Priscilla gorging herself on Cassandra's body. She's not quite dead, though]].
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Teresa reawakens Cassandra's human side for one last fight, and Cassandra requests that Teresa kill her to end Cassandra's false life]].
* EarnYourTitle: "Dust Eater" because when she uses her [[DeadlyDodging special technique]], her face gets dirty.
* EldritchAbomination: The best description of her Awakened form is [[spoiler:a giant version of her naked body surrounded by CombatTentacles, some of which are tipped with her face.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: 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, [[spoiler:at least before she Awakens.]]
* GhostAmnesia: Recovered from it in chapter 119.
* GrandTheftMe: Was being controlled by [[PuppeteerParasite Priscilla's will]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Was the nicest of the Claymores resurrected by the Organization to crush the rebellion [[spoiler:but got mind-controlled by Priscilla. While she was freed from Priscilla's control, she was severely pissed off due to being reminded of the circumstances of her first death and when last seen was fighting Chronos and Octavia to the death... until the three abruptly crashed Priscilla's duel with the Seven Ghosts and started spamming their CombatTentacles. Revolves back to the good side when called back to her human self by Teresa]].
* HeroicBSOD: When she realized Roxanne set her friend up to be killed and then set up Cassandra herself.
* [[IAmNotLeftHanded I Am Not Right Handed]]: [[spoiler:When her fight with the Seven Ghosts and Awakened Beings [[BerserkButton reminds her of how she died]], Cassandra stops holding back. Also, she is quite literally left-handed, but starts fighting Teresa with a sword in her right hand, attempting to surprise her when she manages to chop it off.]]
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:Instead of letting herself be quietly assimilated by Priscilla, Cassandra jumps at the chance to fight a fellow number one in the person of the reborn Teresa of the Faint Smile. When Teresa proves superior, Cassandra lets her strike her down, preferring an honorable death of a warrior to a continued meaningless existence.]]
* LetsYouAndHimFight: The Seven Ghosts intend to [[spoiler:get Cassandra to fight Priscilla in the hopes they'll kill each other or that the victor will be weak enough to finish off.]]
* LightningBruiser: Is agile enough to [[spoiler:dodge Roxanne's bladed tentacles even as an [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Awakened Being]],]] and can really dish out the hurt [[spoiler:with her own tentacles.]]
* LonelyAtTheTop: As the Organization's Number One, making her an easy target for Roxanne. This may also be the reason why she [[spoiler:found the strength to break out of Priscilla when Teresa, another Number One, challenged her--for the first time in her life, she has finally met an equal]].
* LuminescentBlush: When she saw [[LesYay Roxanne]].
* OneManArmy: As with all Number Ones.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Awakens after remembering her past. She undergoes a second transformation, resembling Roxanne's Awakened form, while fighting the Seven Ghosts and Awakened Beings.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R, having retained her original personality.
* PetTheDog: After [[spoiler:eating Roxanne]], she walks towards the Claymores... and keeps going, although the reason for this is later revealed to be [[spoiler:Priscilla pulling a GrandTheftMe on her]].
* PointyEars: One of the few Claymores with this trait.
* TheQuietOne: Spoke the least out of all the resurrected Number Ones.
* RasputinianDeath: She had been slashed ''everywhere''.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Roxanne.
* RedBaron: "Dust Eater."
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Twice. [[spoiler: Once when she learned Roxanne had let her friend be killed, and the second time when she regained her memories.]]
* TheSouthpaw: Mentioned as having a left-handed fighting style.
* ShrinkingViolet: She seems to be, considering she often blushes, rarely talks, and only went on solo missions because of being embarrassed by her technique.
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:Her fight with Teresa]].
* TragicVillain: 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 [[spoiler:Roxanne's treachery]]. If it it weren't for the fact that she CameBackWrong, maybe she could have become an ally.
* TransformationOfThePossessed: [[spoiler:The humanoid portion of her body transforms into a doppelgänger of Priscilla after the latter wakes up, but Claire reverts her back to her original form.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She Awakens soon after she reminisces about how and why she died, and her death was not a pleasant one.
* WorldsBestWarrior: After Teresa, Cassandra just may have been the most powerful Number 1 to have ever lived, thanks to the Dust Eater. [[spoiler:Teresa even admits that had she not simply been, well. ''[[MasterOfAll Teresa]],'' even she would have been killed by it.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Considered such to [[spoiler: Teresa herself and happily accepts her death at Teresa's hands, glad to have found someone to acknowledge her strength.]]

!!'''Roxanne'''
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Number 1. Deceased. Resurrected, [[spoiler:then killed again.]]

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* AllYourPowersCombined: She has Uranus's Ugly Sword technique, Nadeen's youki perception, and Elizabeth's Beautiful Sword technique.
* AscendedFangirl: Her modus operandi.
* BackFromTheDead: Was resurrected using Priscilla's arm.
** CameBackWrong: As with the other two resurrected Claymores, [[spoiler:she awakens shortly after being resurrected]].
*** GoneHorriblyRight: According to Dae, that was his intent all along.
* BeautyMark: Has one under her right eye.
** BeautyIsBad: And she's also the leading candidate for most evil Claymore shown yet.
* CombatTentacles: In her Awakened form, she has a biomechanical appearance with numerous [[WhipSword blade-lined tentacles]].
* DarkActionGirl: She makes ''Ophelia'' seem tame in comparison.
* DarkIsEvil: Particularly in her Awakened form, which is dark colored.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Roxanne was a woman of many faults but crying and moaning when at death's door like Hysteria wasn't one of them. [[spoiler:Twice made an arse of by the rival she tormented, once almost killed and once killed outright and she ''never'' stops grinning at Cassandra with contempt and talking smack.]]
* DeceptiveDisciple: Roxanne of Love and Hate has elements of this trope crossed with MegaManning and PsychoLesbian; [[spoiler:her rise from the low 30s in the organization to one of its most powerful #1s involved forming [[LesYay EXTREMELY]] close bonds with several Claymores she admired, learning their secrets inside and out and incorporating into her fighting style to the point she surpassed them. Shortly afterwards, her "teacher" would die mysteriously.]]
* TheDreaded: Like all Number Ones.
* DyingCurse: [[spoiler:"Keep eating shit for the rest of your life." to Cassandra.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Like Clare, she started off as a weak warrior, grew stronger by learning techniques used by stronger warriors and as a result became very strong.
** Also seems to be an Eviler Counterpart to Ophelia, being a DarkActionGirl [[spoiler:PsychoLesbian]] who's also obsessed with fighting strong things, yet she has none of Ophelia's few redeeming qualities.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler:By [[TheDogBitesBack Cassandra]].]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:When Cassandra, who has spent the entire battle telling Roxanne that she tastes like shit, is about to kill her by biting her skull in half, Roxanne calmly tells her to "keep eating shit for the rest of [her] life."]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Makes Ophelia seem like PurityPersonified, as she has no [[FreudianExcuse sympathetic backstory]].
* FlechetteStorm: Her main means of attack after Awakening, though she can only use it a limited number of times. [[spoiler:This is something Cassandra teases her about throughout the fight, and rightfully defeats Roxanne because of said limited number of times.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: She started at 35 and died as number 1.
* GirlishPigtails: Subverting her personality.
* GhostAmnesia: Averted, and she pokes fun at Cassandra for not remembering. Somewhat justified by her abilities and skill-set relying on memory.
* IJustWantToBeYou: Besides stealing the technique of the Claymore she was emulating, she would occasionally mimic their appearance somewhat. It did not take long for this to freak out the Claymores.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: She would [[StalkerWithACrush more or less stalk a more powerful Claymore]] until she figured out their technique. Shortly afterwards, the Claymore in question would get killed [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness somehow.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: What it all comes down to is that Roxanne is nothing more than a bully who psychologically torments Cassandra mainly [[ForTheEvulz just for the kicks]].
* JustDesserts: [[spoiler:Is eaten by Cassandra.]]
* KarmicDeath: Although her first death hasn't been elaborated on, [[spoiler:after being resurrected and Awakening she is killed and devoured by Cassandra, the very person she killed herself the first time]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Warriors whose techniques she copied and surpassed died on Awakened Being hunts soon after.
* ManipulativeBitch: For all her flaws, Ophelia was a lot more straightforward in messing with people's heads.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Does the finger-to-mouth pose quite a lot.
* OneManArmy: As with all Number Ones.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Awakens after Cassandra bites off her arms and legs.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R, having retained her original personality and memories.
* PowerCopying: She rocketed up the ranks by stealing techniques from her contemporaries thanks to her excellent ability to synchronize her youki.
* PowerParasite: It's what made her so powerful to begin with. She copies the powers of every other high-ranking partner that she's met and left them to die through "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accidental]]" circumstances.
* PsychoLesbian: Implied. She seemed to develop crushes on the Claymores whose techniques she stole. It ended with said Claymores' deaths.
* QuirkyCurls: A supremely dark variant on the trope.
* RedBaron: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Love and Hate."]]
* SmugSuper: She certainly has reason to be but she's altogether too pleased with her various misdeeds.
* TheSociopath: Makes Ophelia seem tame by comparison.
* StalkerWithACrush: See InLoveWithYourCarnage and IJustWantToBeYou.
* {{Troll}}: The sheer delight she gets out of mocking [[spoiler: Cassandra over her friend's death]] (which Roxanne was responsible for), and the fact that she engineered the whole situation to secure the Number 1 position for herself, makes her this.
* TheVamp: She certainly has vampish tendencies, although she attacks women rather than men.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: She's one of the few warriors who's always been an evil bitch. Even Ophelia had [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes a speck of humanity.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Said that she didn't like having children as her opponent, but nevertheless, [[spoiler: she stabbed the twins in the face.]]
* {{Yandere}}: Was a StalkerWithACrush who would target Claymores more powerful than herself and copy their abilities until she memorized them... then MakeItLookLikeAnAccident and move on to the next target.

!!'''Elizabeth'''
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Number 5. Deceased.

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* LadyOfWar: Her sword technique was called "Beautiful" at least.
* TheStoic

!!'''Nadeen'''
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Number 9. Deceased.

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* DisabilitySuperpower: Had poor depth-perception for obvious reasons but used her youki perception to compensate.
* EyepatchOfPower: Lost her eye when she was still human.
* HandicappedBadass: Despite being blind in one eye she was able to rise to a single-digit spot.
* HotBlooded
* TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne: Her yoki-perception was unusually strong.

!!'''Uranus'''
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Number 31. Deceased.

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* TheBrute: Her style of swordplay, not her demeanor.
* CombatPragmatist: Her "Ugly Sword" technique wasn't graceful at all but [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer it was effective.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Somehow managed this and its [[WeakButSkilled inverse]] in spite of [[AlmightyJanitor her rank.]]
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Her "Ugly Sword" style was designed to weaponize every part of her sword to its maximum potential.

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!'''Priscilla'''
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Former Number 2.

->Voiced by: Creator/AyaHisakawa (JP), Creator/BrinaPalencia (EN)
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* AchillesHeel: Priscilla is unstoppable in combat due to her immense strength, speed, skill, and the ability to track even the smallest traces of Yoki. [[spoiler: However, because she cannot sense attacks without Yoki and is arrogant enough to dismiss opponents she has already defeated, Raki is able to stab her in the back of the neck.]]
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent: Priscilla invokes this while travelling with Raki, going so far as to starve herself for seven years to the point where she physically degenerates into a child.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Priscilla lost control of her yoki while fighting Teresa and begged to be killed while she was still mentally human, but the moment Teresa lowered her guard Priscilla abruptly finished Awakening and killed her.
* TheAssimilator: After Clare [[spoiler:shreds her with the Quicksword, Priscilla devours Cassandra to recover and winds up with half of Cassandra's face replacing hers and Cassandra's head-tipped tentacles instead of wings. She then proceeds to eat Chronos and Octavia and project their heads as CombatTentacles as well.]]
* AssimilationBackfire: The above backfires after [[spoiler:Teresa calls out to Cassandra and challenges her as a fellow former Number One. Cassandra tears her way out of Priscilla to face Teresa. Chronos and Octavia's own pride is also awakened and they promptly turn on Priscilla, forcing her to destroy them.]]
* AttackAttackAttack: Her combat strategy is to throw herself at her enemy, tank whatever they throw at her, regenerate, and curb stomp them. [[spoiler: This ends up biting her hard when Riful's daughter gains the ability to drain her energy with each attack that connects.]]
* {{Badass}}: Yes, the majority of characters are this, but holy ''crap'' does she deserve special mention! [[spoiler: 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. She even takes on all of the Seven Ghosts at once in human form ''after'' having exhausted herself fighting Riful's daughter, and all without breaking a sweat. Hot. ''Damn''.]]
* BadassAndChildDuo: Was the Child to Raki's Badass for a while, before she decided to drop the charade and remind everyone of exactly what she's capable of.
* BadassCape: Wore a hooded cloak while travelling with Raki, and continued wearing its tattered remnants, and nothing else, after regaining her true self.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Was in the middle of one with the Destroyer after breaking free of the cocoon. She eventually won.
* BecomeYourWeapon: Assimilated her Claymore into her body, and can bring it out when she's facing a tough opponent.
* BerserkButton: Teresa's disregard for the Organization's rules was what triggered her rampage, and as an Awakened Being she goes to some lengths to suppress certain memories.
* BigBad: She has always been Clare's ArchEnemy and the most powerful Awakened Being ever, and after the fall of the Organization she is set up as the FinalBoss.
* BigEater: Was still hungry after eating an entire village to recuperate from her degeneration.
** Several of them in fact.
* BishonenLine: Even in her Awakened form she is more humanoid than most other Awakened beings, and she is the most powerful one. [[spoiler:And when she faces a really challenging opponent, she reverts to her original human form and wields her old sword so she can fight properly.]]
** [[spoiler: In her battle against Clare-Teresa, she loses this as her need to constantly regenerate as she's cut to pieces morphs her into something that more resembles a pillar of limbs and insanity than a person.]]
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity[=/=]WrongGenreSavvy: As mentioned under KnightTemplar, prior to Awakening Priscilla was possessed of an unwavering conviction that ''she'' and the Organization were good and that anyone who opposed them (like Teresa) was evil. Ultimately, ''she'' broke before her certainty that she was the hero did - and, ironically enough, that's how she became the villain, one much calmer and self-indulging than her past self.
* BloodKnight: She enjoys a challenging fight, [[spoiler: such as the one against Riful's daughter.]] As such, she pursues Clare hoping for the opportunity to face Teresa in combat again, [[spoiler:though this is driven by the subconscious desire to find an opponent strong enough to kill her once and for all]].
* BodyHorror: She is so consumed by hatred [[spoiler:during her fight with Teresa that her body stops having a singular human shape and becomes a BodyOfBodies]].
* BoredWithInsanity: While Awakening she becomes increasingly AxCrazy before going into her calm OneWingedAngel form.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Her Awakened form features what looks suspiciously like jagged butterfly wings.
* CombatTentacles: She can extend her wings and fingers or transform her arms into tendrils, which in her Awakened form is her main means of offence. [[spoiler: Merging with the Destroyer temporarily upgrades them.]]
* CreepyMonotone: In her Awakened form she speaks without emotion.
* CurbStompBattle: Any fight she joins in post-Awakening is pretty much this. [[spoiler:Teresa, however, delivers one of these to ''her''.]]
* DarkActionGirl: '''THE''' Dark Action Girl of the series.
* DeathOfPersonality:[[spoiler: By chapter 152, Priscilla as a person and even an Awakened Being is dead. The... [[EldritchAbomination thing]] that Teresa fights in that chapter onwards can barely be considered ''alive.'' Her human side reasserts control and apologizes for her actions, requesting Teresa put her out of her misery.]]
* DeathSeeker: Of a sort: Dae theorizes that [[spoiler:upon upon her Awakening the last remnants of Priscilla's humanity installed a psychic wedge in her subconsciousness to prevent her from attacking young girls, so that someday they would become Claymore and come after her. While Priscilla the Awakened Being was, for the most part, not consciously aware of this, this is later proven to be a straight-forward example, when her human side asserts control and admits to Teresa her actions had been subconsciously driven by the search for someone strong enough to kill her. She despaired at no one being strong enough, and thanks Teresa for finally being the one to end it all]].
* DissonantSerenity: Talks and looks utterly at peace - even bored - whenever she transforms into her OneWingedAngel form.
* DyingAsYourself: After her BodyOfBodies is cut away, Priscilla reforms as four replicas of her human self and asks Teresa to put her out of her misery, thanking her when she does so and apologizing for the carnage she wrought.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Doesn't kill young girls on her feeding sprees [[spoiler: due to a psychic block she placed on herself]], and even ''she'' is disgusted by [[spoiler: Dae]].
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler: Raki]], oddly enough, as the way she became a Claymore [[spoiler: [[HistoryRepeats parallels how he met Clare]].]]
* EvilFeelsGood: Says this after Awakening.
* EvilMeScaresMe: When she Awakened, [[spoiler:the last remnants of Priscilla's humanity installed a psychic block to prevent her from noticing girls in the hopes they would become Claymores strong enough to kill her.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Her politeness and calm demeanour only serve to highlight her cruelty.
* FreudianExcuse: Decapitated her father, who had become a Yoma and eaten her mother, sister, and brother. To say the events left her traumatized is an understatement, [[spoiler: especially when we learn she was left locked inside her house for a month and forced to live off her father's corpse.]]
* FlashStep: Moves fast enough to avoid Miria's Phantom Sword.
* FullFrontalAssault: Fights naked in her Awakened form, and occasionally in her human form.
* GigglingVillain: While fighting [[spoiler:Riful-like Awakened Being, she's shown giggling a few times [[BloodKnight while they rip each other apart]]]].
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: She seems to have finally found peace, in her final moments]].
* HealingFactor: Priscilla can regenerate grievous injuries and reattach severed limbs faster than even the likes of Isley and Miria can comprehend, and only becomes ''more'' powerful with each regeneration. It's stated that decapitation is the only sure way of killing her. [[spoiler:Then again, even chopping up her entire body -- head included! -- only slowed her down, so...]] Dae and Chronos theorize that she's not actually healing herself at all; it's flat-out creation, which is "the realm of the gods". Dae thinks that this makes her unbeatable, although [[spoiler:Teresa seems set to disprove this assertion]].
** Turns out that [[spoiler:the one thing she ''can't'' survive is Teresa essentially reducing her to molecules using a godlike version of Ilena's Quicksword]].
* HeroKiller: She killed Teresa, kicking off Clare's journey to become a Claymore. [[spoiler:She also manages to easily fight off the Seven Ghosts when in a weakened state.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Priscilla's world view was so naive that she believed that even yoma - a group of monsters that she hates above all else - deserve a fair fight against a Claymore.
** Subverted when she tricks Teresa into a false sense of security and then lops off her head; it was pretty much the most dishonorable move possible, considering the reason Teresa let her guard down in the first place was because Priscilla claimed she wanted to be [[MercyKill mercy killed]] before her Awakening was complete.
* HornedHumanoid: Her Awakened form possesses a single unicorn-like horn in the middle of her forehead.
* HulkingOut: In the anime she undergoes a second Awakening while fighting half-Awakened Clare. In the manga [[spoiler:when fighting Teresa she regenerates her severed limbs with a ''massive'' increase in muscle mass due to her sheer hatred]].
* IAmAHumanitarian: Like all Awakened Beings, but special mention goes to the fact that she's not averse to eating other yoma. [[spoiler: When she was still human, she survived a month in isolation by eating her father's corpse. No wonder she's so screwed up.]]
* InTheBack: Priscilla gets a [[spoiler:sword shoved through her throat by ''Raki''.]]
* ItAmusedMe: She holds back and uses just human-level strength when fighting [[spoiler:Raki, just as Raki and Isley expected... but the only reason she did so was so the fight [[BloodKnight wouldn't end as quickly]] rather [[ThePowerOfFriendship than the reason they expected]]. Isley [[CrazyPrepared still accounted for this]], however, and her arrogance enabled Raki to get in a critical blow.]]
* TheJuggernaut: 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 [[spoiler: [[CurbStompBattle at the cost of their own lives]]]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Claymore never made any pretenses to be anything other than a dark series, but whenever Priscilla turns up, things are going to go south very, VERY fast.
* KnightTemplar: Boy ''HOWDY''. The entire reason she Awakened was because she saw Teresa as evil for daring to break the Organization's rules and then having the ''audacity'' to not roll over and die.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Loses her memories after her fight with Isley, [[spoiler: but starts regaining them after meeting Raki.]]
* LightningBruiser: Is one of the strongest and fastest Awakened Beings in the Claymore universe, and while her defence isn't impregnable her HealingFactor more than makes up for it.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Priscilla has the ability to morph body parts tentacles, can create multiple limbs, and can extend them like telescopes. [[spoiler:During her fight with Teresa she takes this UpToEleven.]]
* MadnessMantra: After [[spoiler: being shredded by Clare, she devours Cassandra while chanting "I'm hungry!" repeatedly. Then, after Teresa returns through Clare, she is reduced to merely repeating her old foe's name over and over as her hatred consumes her.]]
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]: Butchered dozens of yoma a few feet away from her comrades pre-Awakening, and they never noticed. Despite it not even being her weapon of choice post-Awakening, [[spoiler: she's skilled enough with it to put Raki on the defensive even while fighting on the level of a human.]]
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Tricks Teresa into letting her guard down and plays Raki like a fiddle.
* MemoryGambit: She has been selective about what memories she wants to regain.
* MonstrousHumanoid: Her Awakened form is recognizably female, but has purple-grey skin, insectoid arms, jagged butterfly-like wings, talons, and a single horn growing from her forehead.
* MoralityPet: She became this to Isley. Isley hoped Raki would become this for her, [[spoiler: and failing that trained Raki to kill her, but neither plan worked out.]]
** [[spoiler: Isley accounted for Priscilla's nature and it turns out [[BatmanGambit the plan seems to have worked fine in the end]]: see Priscilla [[InTheBack getting a sword through the neck]] courtesy of the person she had dismissed as a threat moments ago.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Manifests eight arms when [[spoiler:fighting Teresa, and later morphs her wings into hundreds of hand-tipped tentacles]].
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Priscilla [[spoiler:is completely destroyed by Teresa's version of the Quicksword]].
* NoPartyLikeTheDonnerParty: After she killed her father for eating the rest of her family, [[spoiler:she was trapped in their house for a month and is implied to have eaten part of his corpse.]]
* TheNoseKnows: She recognized the scent of Clare on Raki. And it's implied she recognizes Teresa's scent on Clare, since Clare has Teresa's flesh and blood inside her now...
* NoSell: Does this to the Destroyer's parasitic rods and to Clare's [[spoiler: Half-Awakened form]].
* NotQuiteDead: Even having her entire body [[spoiler:shredded by Clare's Quicksword isn't enough to kill her, and she regenerates by eating Cassandra.]] However, it seems to have done a number on her mind, to the point that [[spoiler:Teresa claims that Clare and the others already defeated Priscilla. Priscilla is [[DeathOfPersonality mentally already dead]], and all that remains is her hatred.]]
* OffWithHerHead: How she kills Teresa, [[spoiler: and how her battle with Riful's daughter almost ends.]]
* OhCrap: Priscilla spends the majority of her fight with [[spoiler: the Seven Ghosts]] taunting them while slowly regaining her full strength, and when she does seems poised to kill [[spoiler:Miria]]... only for [[spoiler:Clare to regain her fighting spirit and dice Priscilla's sword arm to pieces]]. The look on Priscilla' s face when [[spoiler:Raki stabbed her in the back of the neck]] was priceless.
** Perhaps the most beautiful OhCrap moment for Priscilla yet: [[spoiler:Chapter 150, when she realizes exactly who has joined the final fight]].
--->'''[[spoiler:[[WorldsBestWarrior Teresa]]]]:''' Time to take care of unfinished business. [[BadassBoast I'll turn you to dust, Priscilla]].
* OneManArmy: Even prior to Awakening, she was powerful enough to slaughter hundreds of yoma without her allies - who were only a few yards away - noticing.
* OneWingedAngel: What she does in her fight against Teresa. Oops.
* ParrotPetPosition: Was sitting on Raki's shoulder when they arrive at his old hometown.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Is the most powerful Awakened Being by a wide margin.
* PetTheDog: Saves Raki from [[TheVirus the Destroyer's parasitic rods]] by implanting her own arm into his back, despite telling him that he had [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived his usefulness to her]] and that she was hungry. [[spoiler:When they next met, she made it [[CurbStompBattle explicitly clear]] that she had only done so on a whim.]]
* PhysicalGod: According to Dae, Priscilla's intense hatred and madness have caused her to acquire power ''far'' beyond that of even the Abyssal Ones. It certainly shows.
* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: She asks [[spoiler:Teresa to finish her off, admitting that everything she's done was subconsciously in an attempt to die]].
* PreMortemOneLiner: "The taste of iron that gave birth to you, yet is foreign to you. Here, at the end, carve it upon your body." [[spoiler: Said before dicing Riful's daughter into pieces with her Claymore.]]
* SanitySlippage: Her mental state degraded to that of a small child during her fight with Isley, although she regains her true self while following Raki. [[spoiler:Suffers a more severe case after being shredded to bits by Clare's Quicksword. She is able to recover physically, but mentally she's ''gone''. All that remains is her hatred.]]
* SealedEvilInADuel: Courtesy of Claire and the Destroyer.
* SelectiveSlaughter: As mentioned above, she does not kill young girls. However, some of those girls - namely Clare and Ophelia - didn't feel that grateful.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Beheaded her own yoma-mutated father while he was eating the rest of their family. [[spoiler:Dae believes that she somehow knew that the yoma really was her father (as opposed to the cover story of yoma being shapeshifters), and the repressed guilt and self-hatred she feels over killing her dad and being forced to eat his corpse to survive is why she is so powerful.]]
* SkilledButNaive: 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.
* SleepModeSize: Degenerated into a small child after starving herself for seven years. After gorging herself she returns to her adult form.
* SmugSuper: [[spoiler:With the exception of Teresa,]] Priscilla is by far the most powerful character in the story, and she knows it.
* SwordOfDamocles: What Isley initially intended to use her as.
* TranquilFury: When Renee manhandles Raki, Priscilla steps between them, puts her hand on Renee's arm, and calmly asks "Are you… picking on Raki?" When Renee realizes exactly what the little girl easily forcing her arm back with one hand is, she nearly wets herself. Later, when the Destroyer assimilates Clare, Priscilla calmly vows to unleash an ExtremeMeleeRevenge on it for stealing her prey. [[spoiler: Later still, when Dae starts reviving memories she would rather remain suppressed, she takes her sword and slices him in half without losing her calm expression.]]
* TragicVillain[=/=]TragicMonster: Her backstory makes her a good deal more sympathetic.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: As Chapter 135 indicates, Priscilla and [[spoiler: Raki]] are NotSoDifferent.
* VillainousBreakdown: After nearly [[spoiler:being slain by Clare's Quicksword and eating Cassandra to save herself]] she devolves into a ravenous monster intent on devouring everyone.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Pukes up [[spoiler:the Destroyer after winning their BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.]]
* WhyWontYouDie: Anyone who attempts to fight Priscilla is guaranteed to say this at least once, provided said anyone survives long enough to get to this point, [[spoiler: and since even Abyssal Ones [[CurbStompBattle can't keep up with her insane speed and overwhelming strength]] that doesn't leave a lot of candidates...]]
** Ironically, Priscilla herself says this to [[spoiler: Dae after she cuts him in half and starts eating him and he ''still'' [[MrExposition doesn't shut up]].]]
* WideEyedIdealist: Ironically, she started out as this.
* {{Winged Humanoid}}: Her Awakened form has four jagged butterfly-like wings.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: If Dae's theory concerning her power is accurate.
* WorldsStrongestMan: Is far and above the most powerful Awakened Being, [[spoiler:to the point where even three Abyssal and near-Abyssal level Awakened Beings and seven of the strongest Claymores in existence {{Spam Attack}}ing her barely keeps her from [[CurbStompBattle totally crushing everyone]].]]
** [[spoiler:This title is stolen from her by Teresa, who utterly destroys her]].
* WorthyOpponent: Considers [[spoiler: Riful's daughter]] to be one, but that doesn't stop her from slicing her to ribbons.

!'''Riful'''
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Abyssal One. Formerly the first female Number 1.

Riful rules the western lands of the continent.

->Voiced by: Creator/NanaMizuki (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN)
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* AffablyEvil: She really wants to be your friend, she's only torturing you horribly so you'll Awaken and join her side.
** FauxAffablyEvil: ... unless your Awakened powers are not up to her exacting standards, in which case she has no real problem with your horrible death.
* {{Combat Tentacles}}: Riful's awakened form is composed entirely of these.
** Some of her dialogue suggests she uses them for [[PowerPerversionPotential more than just combat]]. Hey, if Dauf doesn't mind, who are we to judge?
* CreepyChild: And ''how!'' She's much [[OlderThanTheyLook older than she looks]], but still.
* DarkActionGirl: She's evil, and while she has a dignified personality she's not afraid to get her hands dirty.
* DeadpanSnarker: She enjoys making witty and cutting remarks to provoke her opponents into Awakening or making a mistake that leaves them vulnerable.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: As badly as she might occasionally treat him, she stubbornly refused to leave Dauf to die, [[spoiler:which resulted in her being ripped to shreds by Priscilla.]]
* HairContrastDuo: With Dauf, she has long black hair, and he has [[DumbBlonde short blonde hair.]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:Priscilla]] wounds her to the point that [[spoiler:her corpse breaks in two, as evidenced by the being that comes out of her lower half.]]
* HimeCut: Emphasizing her dignified personality.
* {{Huge Guy Tiny Girl}}: Both played straight and inverted. Hangs around with Dauf, another Awakened Being whose human form is that of a large, muscular man compared to a rather slender child for Riful. Their youma forms invert because while Dauf is still huge, Riful is larger still and capable of tossing him around like a rag doll.
* KilledOffForReal: Once Priscilla gets back in the story, [[spoiler:she successively annihilates Alicia, Beth and Riful with little effort.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Has the appearance of a young teenager.
* MonsterIsAMommy: In chapter 132, [[spoiler:a fetus-shaped mass of tentacles emerged from the lower half of her body and has since grown into a female entity with powers similar to - but markedly different from - both Dauf's and Riful's and which surpasses that of the Abyssal Ones.]] [[{{WMG}} Speculation]] is still occurring as to whether it's [[spoiler:Riful BackFromTheDead or a new character.]]
* OhCrap: First when the [[spoiler: Abyssal Feeders]] attack, and second when [[spoiler: Priscilla]] shows up.
* PartialTransformation: Often simply transforms her hair and/or arms into tentacles to deal with enemies while avoiding ruining her [[LimitedWardrobe limited supply of dresses]] or destroying her lair.
* PetTheDog: To Dauf. She may pick on him as much as everyone else, but damn if you'll kill him while she's still standing there.
* PrehensileHair: What she occasionally uses her CombatTentacles for.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Was one of the first female Claymores.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Had this going for her with her Claymore when she was still a warrior.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Is the Hot Wife to Dauf's Ugly Guy.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Dauf.
* VillainousValor: Against [[spoiler:Alicia and Beth]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend in order to protect Dauf.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Usually Dauf doesn't need her protection but in the event he does, Riful will step in and lay down the law.
* WeCanRuleTogether: She makes this offer to Claymores that she comes across in order to get them to join her side. If they decline, well, [[ColdBloodedTorture she has other methods of ''persuading'' them...]]

!'''Dauf'''
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Former Number 3 of the male generation.

Dauf is Riful's [[TheDragon Dragon]] and her lover.

->Voiced by: Creator/KenjiHamada (JP), Creator/ChrisAyres (EN)
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* ButtMonkey: To the point that a RunningGag is Clare hitting him with Quicksword or Windcutter.
* TheBrute: He even looks like a gorilla, both in his human and Awakened forms.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Forcing the poles his Awakened form makes naturally through the stomachs and spines of the soldiers he and Riful capture.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments of wit, like when he faced off with Isley's army.
* DumbBlonde
* DumbMuscle: Riful mentioned his stupidity in the same sentence she praised his strength.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: When they are both injured, and Riful is trying to drag him to safety, Dauf tells her to save herself. She threatens to break up with him if he keeps saying such stupid things, and he tells her that that's alright as long as she goes on living.
* FriendToAllChildren: Either he is this or a {{Lolicon}}, considering his infatuation with Riful the moment he saw her.
* GeniusDitz: Yes, he's stupid, but he has his moments of intelligence, such as when he shattered the bones in Clare's leg instead of just severing them, making her spend more time on healing it.
* HairContrastDuo: He has short blonde hair, opposite of Riful long black hair.
* HenpeckedHusband: Riful laments his shortcomings and finds herself frequently berating him for his incompetence.
* HulkingOut: His human form is already bulky, but his Awakened form is ''massive''.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: While he's hardly harmless, Dauf is so... pathetic he's kinda hard to take seriously.
* {{Jerkass}}: Is quite sadistic when it comes to torturing others.
* LoveAtFirstSight: For Riful, back when they were both still Claymores.
* LoveMartyr: While trying to protect Riful, [[spoiler:he is disembowelled by Priscilla.]] He survives, but is forced to [[spoiler:watch her kill Riful,]] after which he allows himself to [[spoiler:be taken over by the Destroyer's parasitic rods in order to fight Priscilla.]]
* MeetCute: His first meeting with Riful, even if it's a little creepy, if [[FridgeHorror you stop and think about it.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After Priscilla [[spoiler:kills Riful]], Dauf is utterly fixated on destroying her.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Dolph or Dauf? Or is it Duph? We're still unsure.
* SpikeShooter: Can launch rods of varying sizes from different parts of his body.
* TortureTechnician: He's charged with doing this to any Claymore unfortunate enough to fall into his and Riful's grasps.
* UglyGuyHotWife: The Ugly Guy to Riful's Hot Wife.
* UndyingLoyalty: You get no points for figuring out who he's loyal to.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Riful.
* YouAreNumberSix: Dauf was the #3 of the generation of male Claymores.

!'''Isley'''
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Abyssal One. Formerly the Number 1 of the male generation of Claymores.

Isley is TheStrategist who commanded the troops that slaughtered Pieta.

->Voiced by: Creator/KojiYusa (JP), Creator/JohnSwasey (EN)
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* {{Bishonen}}: Is incredibly ripped, but has otherwise a handsome face and long, silver hair.
* CrazyPrepared: Swore fealty to the amnesic Priscilla so that he'd be able to use her as a powerful weapon against the other Abyssal Ones, but his dying monologue reveals he came to view her as something like a daughter. When Raki showed up, rather than eating him Isley took him on as an apprentice [[spoiler:and trained him to kill Priscilla in the event that she regained her memories, even accounting for the fact that no matter how skilled Raki became Priscilla would still effortlessly cut him down and that the PowerOfFriendship wouldn't cause her to hold back]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: From the start of the War in the North and up until about Chapter 71, you could be forgiven for thinking Isley was the BigBad of the series. Then we learn that while he was the ''brains'' of the operation, Priscilla was always ''considerably'' more powerful... and the next time we see him, he's caught in RedemptionEqualsDeath
* DudeLooksLikeALady: You could be forgiven for mistaking him for a woman due to his feminine face.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: 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.
* FallenHero: Big time. The only reason he ever Awakened at all was deliberately so he could stop his fallen brethren, but doing so would turn him into one anyway.
* HeelFaceTurn: Technically a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, as part of being an Awakened Being involves a FaceHeelTurn anyhow. Chronos suggests that the reason he Awakened in the first place [[spoiler:was in order to kill the rest of the single digit male Claymores after they had all Awakened, as Isley had a strong sense of responsibility]].
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Isley sends Raki and Priscilla away so that the Abyssal Feeders won't attack them.
* KarmicDeath: Eventually gets taken down by monsters made from the remains of his underlings who he knowingly sent to their deaths as a distraction.
* LadyAndKnight: Technically the Black Knight to Priscilla's Dark Lady, as he swore fealty to her following his defeat. Functionally, he is the brains of the outfit, though, as her mental state regressed to that of a small child.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: When transforming his arm into a bow he can fire barrages of arrows at his opponents, and when he's fully Awakened they become homing projectiles.
* TheMentor: He was Raki's mentor, [[spoiler:and trained him for the purpose of killing Priscilla.]]
* MrFanservice: Gets a few {{ShirtlessScene}}s every now and then on top of being [[{{Bishonen}} a good-looking guy]].
* NobleDemon: Isley is suspisciously well put together mentally for the granddaddy of all Awakened Beings. [[spoiler: It turns out he was the last of the male Claymores to Awaken, and only because he viewed it as his duty to kill them with his own hands.]]
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: His Awakened form resembles a massive centaur with a black exoskeleton.
* ParanoiaGambit: Lets slip that he has taken a powerful Awakened Being as his lover so as to stir up trouble with Riful, Luciela, and the Organization, though Isley's relationship with Priscilla was more father-daughter than lover, as indicated by his [[spoiler: pre-death]] inner monologue. [[spoiler: He [[CrazyPrepared still took precautions to dispose of her by training Raki specifically to defeat her]]. It doesn't work until Raki sticks his sword through Priscilla's neck after the later let her guard down.]]
* PartialTransformation: Like Riful he can transform just an arm to avoid destroying his clothes or levelling the landscape.
* PromotionToParent: Treated Raki and Priscilla like family. [[spoiler: Although he took precautions against the latter regaining her memories by training the former to kill her.]]
* RedBaron: "The Silver King" and "Silver King Isley" are used frequently, as well as "Isley of the North".
* ShapeshifterWeapon: In his Awakened form, he can turn his arms into various weapons to suit whatever he's fighting against.
* ShirtlessScene: While toying with Raki's sword, cementing his status as MrFanservice.
* TheStrategist: Had this dynamic going for him in comparison to the other Abyssal Ones.
* WorfHadTheFlu: ... 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. This is made even worse by the fact that he would've survived a bit longer had he been able to kill just one more than he had in the end, because the Feeders' defense mechanism is to retreat when a set number die in battle... although they would have just returned again before he could rest, and they'd have been stronger than ever. Even if he ''had'' survived that battle, the next would have been his last.

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

Isley's NumberTwo who led the attack on Pieta.

->Voiced by: Hiro Yuuki (JP), Creator/VicMignogna (EN)
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* ApologeticAttacker: Clearly finds his work distasteful and even apologies to the Claymores before engaging them.
* {{Badass}}: Tears apart four single-digit Claymores before they knew what hit them.
* {{Bishonen}}: In his human form he's fairly handsome.
* CombatPragmatist: Immediately analyzes his enemy, determines the strongest of them and then releases his full power to kill each swiftly and efficiently. Rigaldo does ''not'' treat battle like a game.
* CurbStompBattle: Undine, Flora, Jean and Veronica never knew what hit 'em.
** He never knew what Priscilla hit him with either.
*** Despite him pulling DeadlyDodging on her, Rigaldo's fight with the partially Awakened Clare was this, as when she caught him he never stood a chance.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rarely ever smiled while snarking at Isley.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: Or in this case, "Servitude," since the only reason he follows Isley is because Isley kicked his ass shortly after they awakened.
* FemmeFatalons that he can extend to ridiculous lengths and retract at will.
* GracefulLoser: Accepted his defeat by Isley.
* HellishPupils: Has serpentine eyes in contrast with the other members of his kind here.
* KarmicDeath: Decides the weaker warriors are no threat and won't even spare the effort to destroy them. Guess how this goes for Clare's UnstoppableRage?
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Upon entering the battle at Pieta, his immediate actions are to awaken and take out four of the opposing captains in rapid succession.
* PantheraAwesome: His Awakened form resembled a bipedal lion.
* RedBaron: "Silver Lion King," which he hates.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Rigaldo / Rigardo. Official translation went with Rigaldo.
* TheStoic: Was emotionless even as a Claymore.
* SuperSpeed: Was quick enough to be faster than [[FlashStep Miria]], who had to use phantoms to keep up with ''[[{{Badass}} him.]]''
* YouAreNumberSix: The former #2 of the male generation.

!'''Luciela'''
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Abyssal One.

Luciela is the ruler of the south and Raphaela's older sister.
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* AnimalEyes: Her eyes resemble a cat's.
* AffablyEvil: Makes nice small talk with Isley before transforming and leveling the landscape.
* BattleBallgown: The dress [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery she was wearing before she transformed]].
* {{Catgirl}}: Her Awakened form resembles a monstrous cat.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Seems to be a reoccurring theme with the Abyssal Ones, as [[spoiler: she breaks down in tears after seeing her sister]].
* FusionDance: With Raphaela, after the latter kills her. [[spoiler:They eventually awaken and become the Destroyer.]]
* GirlishPigtails: To go with her BattleBallgown, emphasizing her apparently regal personality.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: One of her abilities is to make several fanged mouths appear on her body to shield herself from projectiles.
* PetTheDog: Seems genuinely pleased to see [[spoiler:her sister, Raphaela.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers to give Raphaela the south if she helps her beat Isley and Priscilla. Raphaela [[KillTheOnesYouLove declines]].
** This is actually a rather tragic variant as [[spoiler: 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 again... it's just as hard on Raphaela.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies a few chapters after she is truly introduced.

!'''Agatha'''
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Bloody Agatha. Former Number 2.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has this appearance.
* AttackItsWeakPoint:Her hair, which connects her fake and real body.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Her SpiderTank body is BIG.
* BloodLust: Agatha LOVES blood.
* CombatTentacles: Her entire body is composed of them.
* FullFrontalAssault: Her [[spoiler:fake]] form sits naked on a spider like platform.
* IHaveYourWife: Tries this on Clare using [[spoiler:Galatea.]] [[{{Badass}} Naturally]], it doesn't work.
* MsFanservice: Agatha is not at all above taking advantage of her perpetual nudity. Then there's her profile picture...
* RedBaron: "Bloody Agatha," "Blood Red Agatha."
* SpiderTank: Her Awakened form resembles a massive platform supported by numerous arthropod-like legs, though she can change its shape at will.
* TheVamp: Perhaps the only woman in context who shows something of a interest in sex.
* MarsNeedsWomen: Provides a gender-flipped example when she captures and propositions Cid.
* YouAreNumberSix: Another former #2.

! '''Chronos'''
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Former Number 4 of the male generation.

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* AffablyEvil: Enough to casually chat with Raki about his relationship with Priscilla.
* TheAssimilator: [[spoiler:Priscilla kills him with a single Cassandra tentacle. His head then becomes one of her CombatTentacles.]]
* {{Badass}}: A former single digit, and anyone who survives an encounter with Priscilla definitely qualifies.
* DeadpanSnarker: His response to Destroyer!Priscilla landing in their midst? "[[ThisIsGonnaSuck That... is bad...]]"
* DissonantSerenity: When attacked by Priscilla.
* DyingAsYourself: After [[spoiler:Cassandra breaks free, Chronos and Octavia turn against Priscilla and are ripped to shreds]].
* EnemyMine: Pulls this with the Claymores against Cassandra.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lars. [[spoiler:He doesn't take Lars' death well.]]
* LastOfHisKind: Aside from his companion Lars, Chronos is the last of the former male warriors, [[spoiler:which he truly becomes after Cassandra kills Lars in chapter 143.]]
* PermaStubble: Has five o'clock shadow on his chin and jaw.
* PrehensileHair: In his Awakened form his hair turns into a mass of tentacles.
* VillainousValor: Against Cassandra.
* YouKilledMyFather: Keeps fighting Cassandra despite knowing it's hopeless because [[spoiler:she killed Lars.]]
* YouAreNumberSix: Former #4 of the male generation.

! '''Octavia'''
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Former Number 2.

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* AffablyEvil: Cheerfully greets the Seven Ghosts and later praises them for holding up so well against [[spoiler: Cassandra.]]
* TheAssimilator: She is [[spoiler:eaten by Priscilla after being decapitated and ends up as a talking combat tentacle, though she retains her self-awareness and personality.]]
* {{Badass}}: A former single digit, and anyone who survives an encounter with Priscilla definitely qualifies.
* DarkActionGirl: Among the surviving non-Abyssal Awakened Beings, she is the only female.
* DissonantSerenity: Has always been shown smiling.
* DyingAsYourself: After [[spoiler:Cassandra breaks free, Octavia and Chronos turn against Priscilla and are ripped to shreds]].
* GodivaHair: In her Awakened form her hair partially covers her breasts.
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler:Priscilla beheads her so fast she doesn't realize what happened until the Cassandra tentacles come to assimilate her.]]
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Her Awakened form resembles a fused horse-and-rider.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Goes from having straight blonde - or at least light coloured - hair in her human form to curly dark hair in her Awakened form.
* RedBaron: "Wild Horse" Octavia. Whether or not she had a nickname as a Claymore is unknown.
* SpikesOfVillainy: In her Awakened form the horse part of her body is studded with spikes.
* WhipItGood: She can transform her arms into [[CombatTentacles massive whip-like appendages]].
* VillainousValor: She even lampshades it, admitting there's no real reason a #2 should be able to kill a #1, Awakened or otherwise. Up until the point of even being okay with the Claymores possibly using her, Chronos and Cassandra as weapons against Priscilla.
* YouAreNumberSix: Former Number 2.

! Europa
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* AxCrazy: Even for an Awakened Being, her sanity meter's long gone.
* BouncingBattler: When fighting in confined spaces she retracts her tentacles and becomes a living HyperDestructiveBouncingBall.
* BrilliantButLazy: To the point that her epithet and signature strategy is based on this trait. According to Chronos, she could have been the Number One of her generation if it weren't for her laziness.
* CombatPragmatist: Cowardly or not, Octavia applauds her strategy, [[spoiler:agreeing that only another Number 1 would stand a chance against Cassandra or Priscilla, [[KnowWhenToFoldEm which she is certainly not]].]]
* CombatTentacles: Her Awakened form is essentially an armored ball with a mirrored face, studded with serrated tentacles.
* DirtyCoward: Would rather play dead than fight, despite having power rivalling an Abyssal One.
* KilledOffForReal: Her attempt to [[spoiler:attack Rabona]] fails as she [[spoiler:gets torn to pieces by an awakened Miata.]]
* LazyBum: The ''only'' reason she was never made a Number 1 as a Claymore. Her title even means "lazy."
* LosingYourHead: Is able to survive decapitation, and her specialty is FakingTheDead.
* PlayingPossum: Her signature technique.
* RedBaron: Unlike the vast majority of the other Claymores and Awakened Beings who were given badass nicknames, Europa was given the moniker of "the Idle".
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Ditches the fight against Cassandra [[spoiler:to attack Rabona.]]
* TwoFaced: Has two faces with shared eyes in her Awakened form.
* VillainousGlutton: Demands the Claymores give her all of the inhabitants of Rabona in exchange for her help fighting Cassandra. [[spoiler:And then deserts anyway rather than actually fight.]]

! Riful-like Awakened Being

An unnamed Awakened Being with the form of a young girl that emerged from the lower half of Riful's corpse and goes on to attack Priscilla. She is stated to have ''yoki'' similar to Riful's, but far more powerful, and possesses abilities similar to Riful and Dauf.

* AffablyEvil: Seems genuinely pleased when Priscilla [[spoiler:is able to expel the Destroyer from her body.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: Possesses both [[CombatTentacles Riful's]] and [[MacrossMissileMassacre Dauf's]] powers.
* AppendageAssimilation: Cuts off and absorbs [[spoiler:one of Priscilla's arms.]]
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Her eyes are jet-black.
* BloodKnight: Smiles and laughs gleefully during her battle with Priscilla.
* CombatTentacles: Similar to Riful's.
* CreepyChild: An even more extreme example than Riful, whom she vaguely resembles [[spoiler: and is implied to be her mother.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Dishes one out to ''Priscilla'' during the first stage of their fight.
* EnfantTerrible: Is only ''a few minutes old'' and is able to match Priscilla in combat.
* FullFrontalAssault: Fights naked.
* HumanoidAbomination: Bears only a superficial resemblance to a human.
* ItsPersonal: Her first words to Priscilla were [[spoiler:"I hate you!"]]
* LittleMissBadass: Resembles a preteen girl.
* MegatonPunch: Decks Priscilla hard enough to send her crashing into a mountain.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Is only a few minutes old but has the appearance of a 10-12 year old.
* OffWithHerHead: How she nearly kills Priscilla.
* OneWingedAngel: When she gets serious in her fight with Priscilla, [[spoiler:she transforms her arms into {{Arm Cannon}}s and her legs into CombatTentacles.]]
* SpikeShooter: Similar to Dauf's.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Assuming [[spoiler:Dauf]] is her daddy, she fits the part.
* VampiricDraining: Absorbs some parts of [[spoiler:the Destroyer, gaining the ability to siphon Priscilla's power to replenish her own.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Due to seemingly appearing out of nowhere to fight Priscilla and being implied to be [[spoiler:Riful and Dauf's offspring.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Shortly after being introduced without even being given a name, [[spoiler:she is killed by Priscilla, but not before giving one of the most intense fights in the series.]]

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[[folder:Black Coats]]

All of the Black Coats tend to be MrExposition for the various Claymores in regards to their missions and other plot elements.
* ThemeNaming: 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: Creator/HiroakiHirata (JP), Creator/RBruceElliott (EN)
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* CynicalMentor: Not Clare's mentor by far, but he is awfully cynical toward her.
* DirtyCoward: Dae accuses him being one because he tends to bail when things get rough.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: He averts his eyes as Miria is seemingly brutally murdered, and even seems sympathetic. He is also disturbed by Dae [[AdmiringTheAbomination gushing over how Priscilla is a goddess]], and when Dae cheerfully informs Priscilla of the exact details of how she joined the Organization, he is noticeably disgusted.]]
* FalseReassurance: When Clare accuses him of setting [[spoiler: her, Miria, Helen, and Deneve]] up to be killed so that the Organization doesn't learn about [[spoiler: half-Awakened Claymores]], he doesn't quite deny it.
* GetOut: In the final chapter, Rubel comes across [[spoiler:the trainee twins, who pass on a message from Miria: the Claymores have no intention of getting dragged into the war on the mainland, so he is to tell his superiors that nothing remains of the experiment conducted on the island, and if they ''do'' return, the Claymores will destroy them]].
* TheHandler: Well, duh. He filled this role for Teresa as well.
* TheMole: In his first appearance post-time skip he reveals tha the Organisation is responsible for not only creating the Claymores but the Youma as well as part of a superweapon project, and that he has been assigned to infiltrate it.
* MrExposition: Reveals the truth behind the existence of the Claymore and Awakened Beings, and knows some secrets even Dae is oblivious to.
* MysteriousWatcher: Although he and Clare actually know each other rather well, he otherwise fits the role to a T.
* OhCrap: When [[spoiler: Priscilla]] confronts him and Dae.
* SinisterShades: He is [[SunglassesAtNight never seen without them.]]
* TheUnsmile: 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''.
* WildCard: Post-TimeSkip, when his true allegiances are revealed.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: After Clare half-Awakens he tries to have her killed, first by sending her on the Awakened Being hunt with fellow half-Awakened Claymores Miria, Deneve, and Helen; then by pairing her with [[AxCrazy Ophelia]]; then by sending her to fight in Pieta.]] He [[FalseReassurance half-denies it]] when she calls him out on it.

!'''Ermita'''
Handler of Galatea, Ophelia and Miria

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

* CunningLikeAFox: 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.

!'''Orsay'''

Teresa's Handler. Wears a hooded cloak.

* InTheHood: Like it says in the description, he's never seen without his hood.

!'''Prado'''

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

!'''Dae'''

Head of the Retrieval Squad.
* AdmiringTheAbomination: [[spoiler: When he finally sees Priscilla in action he can't stop gushing over her.]] Even Rubel is creeped out.
* BringItBackAlive: He laments being unable to do this with The Destroyer (!!)
* BullyingADragon: [[spoiler: Gleefully informs Priscilla that she ate her father's yomafied corpse while still human, and is sliced in half for his trouble.]]
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Has the corpses of the previous Number 1 Claymores displayed in his lab, some of which had to be stitched back together.
* EvilMakesYouUgly: Obviously has [[ScienceIsBad ill-intent in mind with his experiments]], so half of his face is fucked up.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems happy and polite but is really a total bastard.
* ForScience: 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. [[spoiler:His goal all along was to have them Awaken so he could find the source of the arm he used to power them up.]]
* MadScientist: Even the other Black Coats seems a little disgusted by his experimentations. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* NightmareFetishist: He equates [[spoiler:being eaten by Priscilla]] to [[DirtyOldMan having sex with her]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even she is put off by this]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: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.]]
* TwoFaced: He is missing half of his face.
* WeHaveReserves: When his men were worried about transporting a [[spoiler: Destroyer-infected Raki]], he told them the Organization's goals were more important than the risk of them losing their lives (because he obviously would take another path).
* WhyWontYouDie: [[spoiler:''Priscilla'' of all people asks him this after she cuts him in half and starts eating him, and he ''still'' won't shut up.]]

!'''Rimuto'''

The Leader of the Organization and head of its council.

* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:Priscilla upstages him as the manga's main threat, and Miria kills him.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: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 [[MrExposition confirm her theories while adding some details of his own]], knowing full well that she will kill him.]]
* NervesOfSteel: When the [[spoiler: 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, [[spoiler: he was formulating plans for future generations of Warriors in such a way that suggested he did not consider the rebellion worth his attention.]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Miria]].
* TheStoic: Never expresses any emotion, even when [[spoiler: Miria is about to kill him.]]
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[[folder:Humans]]

!'''Raki'''
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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: Creator/MotokiTakagi (JP), Creator/ToddHaberkorn (EN)
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler:Chronos implies this of him in Chapter 132, thinking he may possibly become the strongest weapon against Priscilla. Although that appears to be less because he's ambiguously human and more because he's ''fully'' human -- Priscilla can't keep track of him in battle the way she can with everyone else because he has no yoki to sense.]]
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted. Raki actually puts his armor, his gauntlets specifically, to good use when deflecting an attack from a yoma when he is reintroduced after the time skip.
* BadassBoast: He does this a lot after the time skip. Trust us when we say that he has every right to now.
* BadassNormal: Post-time skip. He has no youki to release to enhance his speed or strength, and thus can't pull off any of the KiAttack-like moves of the Claymore elite, but he appears to be a match for the weakest Claymores, while possessing only the regular skills and abilities a human could conceivably gain. Later, he holds off the next two (incomplete) #1 and #2 twin duo - although they were holding back - and received complements from Chronos, the fourth-strongest male Awakened Being. This has caused quite a bit of WildMassGuessing in regards to his status as "Normal", [[spoiler: although Priscilla still kicks his ass.]]
* BadassAndChildDuo: The Child to Clare's Badass, though he's grown into quite the badass himself recently.
** Formed one with himself as the Badass and [[BigBad Priscilla]], who had degenerated due to starving herself for seven years, as the Child. [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness It didn't last.]]
* BerserkButton: Insulting or hurting Clare is a one wey ticket to a GroinAttack. Nowadays, [[TookALevelInBadass he could probably do a lot more damage if somebody insulted Clare in Raki's wake.]]
** Threatening [[spoiler: the trainee Claymores]] while he's around is a ''bad'' idea.
* BigBrotherMentor: Of sorts, to [[spoiler:the trainee Claymores]].
* BodyguardCrush: On Clare, serving as a RescueRomance after she saved him from a Yoma that had taken over his brother.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He can hold back even Awakened yoma [[BadassNormal without any of the]] [[SuperSoldier Claymore's improvments]] due solely to his training with Isley.
* TheChick: He serves as Clare's [[DefrostingIceQueen defroster.]] Then, he [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in Badass]]
* CooldownHug: Gives one to Clare when she is on the verge of Awakening in Rabona.
* CryingLittleKid: Pre-time skip Raki is the embodiment of this trope. Slightly more emphasized in the Anime.
** Lampshaded by Raki himself when he breaks down [[spoiler: while begging Clare to emerge from the Destroyer-cocoon.]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:His duel with Priscilla amounts to her easily blocking and dodging his attacks, then slicing him up when she gets bored.]] Unlike most of the other cases, [[spoiler:Raki knew this would be the outcome and included it in the plan to deal a critical blow to Priscilla later.]]
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: Raki challenged Priscilla knowing she'd effortlessly defeat him... [[spoiler: and then completely forget about him, leaving her open for him to attack, as he has no Yoki for her to track.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Between his stubborn refusal to leave Clare's side, to picking up enough knowledge to ''easily'' kill regular Yoma by training with the series' DiscOneFinalBoss, well, it's fair to say he qualifies. He even managed to resist [[spoiler: the Destroyer's parasitic infection]] for an extended period of time through sheer willpower alone, [[spoiler: although Priscilla did [[VisualPun give him a hand]].]] Much later, he willingly picks a fight with [[spoiler:Priscilla]] knowing he would get bloodily curbstomped for his efforts [[spoiler:just so he could set up an opportunity to critically wound Priscilla later.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: When Deneve rips off her top in front of him [[spoiler:he doesn't immediately notice the open wound running down the front of her body.]]
* DistressedDude: Frequently finds himself in danger.
* {{Expy}}: Young Raki is to [[Manga/AngelDensetsu Leo Halford]], a character from Norihiro Yagi's previous work. [[spoiler: Who, interestingly enough, meets Ikuno Shirataki to have her beat up the protaganist cause Leo thinks of him as the devil.]] [[http://z.mhcdn.net/store/manga/138/14-072.0/compressed/Angel_Densetsu_v14_038.jpg?v=11192182002 I mean look at this picture]]
* FreakinessShame: [[spoiler: Early in the manga Rubel sneers at Clare that Raki would abandon her when he saw [[WoundThatWillNotHeal what sets Claymores]] [[GuttedLikeAFish apart from humans]]. After Clare is freed from the Destroyer and her WoundThatWillNotHeal is stitched up, Raki throws his arms around her and they both start crying.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: The trainees that Raki looked after grew quite attached to him, and they even began crying from the news of his [[spoiler: departure to the holy city. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He told them that he'd be back for them when his mission was done]]]].
* GrinOfAudacity: He can be seen smiling in the middle of a fight.
* GroinAttack: Delivers one to Sid after he steals a kiss from Clare.
* HandBehindHead: He does this once during the conversation with Renee.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: '''HO-LY CRAP''' did he grow up post timeskip.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: To Clare and Isley, of all people.
* HeroicBuild: ''Damn'', Raki got buff too.
** MrFanservice: Yagi knew what he was doing when he re-introduced Raki after the TimeSkip.
* KidWithTheLeash: TWICE! First with Clare, in preventing her from going fully Awakened Being in the holy city. Then played supremely straight with Priscilla.
* LightningBruiser: For a human, post-timeskip. His training enables him to keep up with Yoma and weak Claymores.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: First thing we see him do after the time skip is kill a yoma.
* MadeOfIron: He fights pretty well during his bout with Ophelia, though she was holding back, and even manages to hold his own against [[spoiler: Priscilla]] until she stops holding back.
* MarshmallowHell: Got this treatment from Clare while they were running from Ophelia. He was mortified, but she had more important things to worry about at the time.
* MoralityPet: Isley started seeing him as family. Subverted with Priscilla, [[spoiler: who was just using him to find Clare.]]
* NonActionGuy: Face it, he's a human in a world of superpowered monsters...
** TookALevelInBadass: ...and then later becomes strong enough to take on the weakest of the monsters... and then hold off a horde of trainee Claymores, two of whom have {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s.
** Made relative by Renee after he killed a yoma in his hometown, who says that trained humans defeating rank-and-file yoma is not that surprising. Humans ''detecting'' yoma, is. [[spoiler: He actually can't do that, Priscilla does it for him.]]
* TheOneGuy: The only lead male associated with the Claymores, especially the current Seven Ghosts.
* TheRestShallPass: [[spoiler:Holds off some of the Organization's men so the trainee Claymores [[ThouShaltNotKill don't have to.]]]]
* RuggedScar: He has a noticable scar next to his left eyebrow post TimeSkip, enhancing his newfound BadAss character.
* ShamingTheMob: He does this when people in his home village accuse him of being a yoma.
* ShirtlessScene: When he [[spoiler: gets captured and [[BoundAndGagged tied up]] by the Organization.]] [[MrFanservice It's still worth looking at though.]]
* SleevesAreForWimps: All of his outfits post-timeskip have been sleeveless.
* TeamChef: He was this while traveling with Clare.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler:Reveals the reason Isley trained him was so that he could one day kill Priscilla. [[JustToyingWithThem It doesn't work]].]]
* WorldsStrongestMan: According to the trainee twins, he is the strongest known human.
-->"As long as the opponent is human, he's not likely to lose to anyone."
* UnbrokenVigil: Clare suffers a serious injury after a fight against a very strong yoma and as a result she is AsleepForDays. During this time Raki stayed by her side praying for her to wake up.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Is one of the few humans not scared of Claymores from the beginning, he comes to love Clare despite her being a Claymore and post-TimeSkip [[spoiler: isn't put off by the fact all Claymores are basicly held together by stitches.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Priscilla played him like a fiddle, though it turns out the deception was mutual.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler: Believes this will make Priscilla hold back when they ultimately fight. It doesn't work because she's holding back [[ItAmusedMe for her own amusement]].]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learn what happened to the destroyers parasitic rods that were stuck in his left shoulder.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When he gets infected with one of the [[TheVirus Destroyer's spikes]], Priscilla leaves him to go chase Clare's scent. However, she did save him from it before leaving when she didn't have to... by jamming her own severed arm into his back, making this more of a strange PetTheDog moment. It's worth noting that she also didn't ''eat him'' despite being hungry and him being the only living human around for miles.

!'''Father Vincent'''
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A priest of Rabona who calls Clare to the Holy City and later serves as an aid for other rogue Claymores that come there.
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* GoodShepherd: Made an effort to overcome his prejudice against Claymores, and succeeds.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Disobeys the Rabonan Law against Claymores entering the city when a Youma appears there and thus helps get the law ultimately repealed.
** TurbulentPriest: Makes him this by doing so.

!'''Galk'''
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A knight of the holy city and captain of the guard.
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* {{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.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Appears to be this with Sid. [[spoiler:Seven years later, and they're still jumping around on rooftops together]].
* IOweYouMyLife: To Clare after she helps defeat the mummy yoma.
* LightningBruiser: He's a normal human who jumps around on rooftops ''in full plate armor!''
* MadeOfIron: He survives getting impaled several times over by the yoma.

!'''Sid'''
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Galk's right hand man.
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* FragileSpeedster: He's fast for a human, but is still just a human.
* HandsomeLech: Sid might have had his prejudices about Claymores at first, but he's not above flirting with them. He refuses to be seduced by Agatha, though.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Appears to be this with Galk. [[spoiler:Seven years later, and they're still jumping around on rooftops together]].
* KnifeNut: His weapons of choice are throwing knives.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is a ''massive'' asshole the first time we see him, but by the end [[spoiler:of his first appearance]], the heart of gold has come out. [[spoiler:He's lost most of his jerkassitude after the TimeSkip]].
* SacredFirstKiss: He steals Clare's, to Raki's horror. Clare [[TheStoic doesn't seem too bothered]], though.

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* [[Characters/ClaymoreAwakenedBeings Awakened Beings]]
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