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** Hearing Clare utter that name as she witnessed her Mother-Sister figure being [[spoiler: decapitated right in front of her]] make me well up each time.

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** Hearing Clare utter that name as she witnessed her Mother-Sister figure being [[spoiler: decapitated right in front of her]] make me well up each time. her]].



* For me, it were the deaths of [[spoiler: Isley and Riful.]] EvenEvilHasLovedOnes...

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* For me, it were the The deaths of [[spoiler: Isley and Riful.]] EvenEvilHasLovedOnes...


** Then when [[spoiler:Teresa is killed right in front of Clare by an awakening Priscilla. The death itself is honestly so much sad as it is shocking seeing as it comes right out of nowhere.]] The tearjerker is right after [[spoiler:Priscilla kills/injures the rest of the group and leaves Clare all alone with her big sister/mother figure's decapitated corpse. There's no dialogue (other than an internal monologue), just Clare crawling toward Teresa's severed head, tears streaming down her face and finally clutching the head in her arms as she sobs into Teresa's [[http://www.mangareader.net/485-29335-21/claymore/chapter-24.html hair]].]] Finally, Clare [[spoiler:carries the head around with her until she finds an Organization member and demands he use Teresa's head as material to make her a Claymore. Her [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/28/ face]] is what sends the image home.]] Now that I think about it, the whole Teresa arc is really just one tearjerker after another with a few [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments CMOHs]] thrown in.

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** Then when [[spoiler:Teresa is killed right in front of Clare by an awakening Priscilla. The death itself is honestly so much sad as it is shocking seeing as it comes right out of nowhere.]] The tearjerker is right after [[spoiler:Priscilla kills/injures the rest of the group and leaves Clare all alone with her big sister/mother figure's decapitated corpse. There's no dialogue (other than an internal monologue), just Clare crawling toward Teresa's severed head, tears streaming down her face and finally clutching the head in her arms as she sobs into Teresa's [[http://www.mangareader.net/485-29335-21/claymore/chapter-24.html hair]].]] Finally, Clare [[spoiler:carries the head around with her until she finds an Organization member and demands he use Teresa's head as material to make her a Claymore. Her [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/28/ face]] is what sends the image home.]] Now that I think about it, the The whole Teresa arc is really just one tearjerker after another with a few [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments CMOHs]] thrown in.



** I actually felt really sad for Priscilla. She was just a kid who was manipulated by the organization to do their bidding, and they didn't care what the psychological toll was on her. You see Priscilla wanting to do the right thing, but it was like everybody was doing some tug-of-war thing on her and she herself was caught in the middle. When we see her screaming for her father when Teresa is hovering over her, it just hits you that she just wanted her family and that she just wasn't cut out to be warrior to begin with. Even though she [[spoiler: caused Teresa's death and awakened into the most powerful being in the world]] Priscilla isn't really that much to blame in the end. She was just another victim.

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** I actually felt really sad for Priscilla. She was just a kid who was manipulated by the organization to do their bidding, and they didn't care what the psychological toll was on her. You see Priscilla wanting to do the right thing, but it was like everybody was doing some tug-of-war thing on her and she herself was caught in the middle. When we see her screaming for her father when Teresa is hovering over her, it just hits you that she just wanted her family and that she just wasn't cut out to be warrior to begin with. Even though she [[spoiler: caused Teresa's death and awakened into the most powerful being in the world]] Priscilla isn't really that much to blame in the end. She was just another victim.



*** I got teary-eyed over the monologue of the unnamed warrior who recounts the "[[CurbStompBattle battle]]" against [[spoiler:Miria. The warrior was utterly convinced that all of her friends were dying, and when Miria turned her gaze on the unnamed warrior, the warrior resigned herself to death. ''But she woke up'', and so did all of her comrades. Upon realizing that Miria had taken so much care to not only keep them alive, but to take them down ''without doing any permanent damage'', they couldn't bring themselves to kill her. And then they all rebelled against the Organization with Miria leading them.]]

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*** I got teary-eyed over the The monologue of the unnamed warrior who recounts the "[[CurbStompBattle battle]]" against [[spoiler:Miria. The warrior was utterly convinced that all of her friends were dying, and when Miria turned her gaze on the unnamed warrior, the warrior resigned herself to death. ''But she woke up'', and so did all of her comrades. Upon realizing that Miria had taken so much care to not only keep them alive, but to take them down ''without doing any permanent damage'', they couldn't bring themselves to kill her. And then they all rebelled against the Organization with Miria leading them.]]


** Then when [[spoiler:Teresa is killed right in front of Clare by an awakening Priscilla. The death itself is honestly so much sad as it is shocking seeing as it comes right out of nowhere.]] The tearjerker is right after [[spoiler:Priscilla kills/injures the rest of the group and leaves Clare all alone with her big sister/mother figure's decapitated corpse. There's no dialouge (other than an internal monlouge), just Clare crawling toward Teresa's severed head, tears streaming down her face and finally clutching the head in her arms as she sobs into Teresa's [[http://www.mangareader.net/485-29335-21/claymore/chapter-24.html hair]].]] Finally, Clare [[spoiler:carries the head around with her until she finds an Organization member and demands he use Teresa's head as material to make her a Claymore. Her [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/28/ face]] is what sends the image home.]] Now that I think about it, the whole Teresa arc is really just one tearjerker after another with a few [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOHs]] thrown in.

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** Then when [[spoiler:Teresa is killed right in front of Clare by an awakening Priscilla. The death itself is honestly so much sad as it is shocking seeing as it comes right out of nowhere.]] The tearjerker is right after [[spoiler:Priscilla kills/injures the rest of the group and leaves Clare all alone with her big sister/mother figure's decapitated corpse. There's no dialouge dialogue (other than an internal monlouge), monologue), just Clare crawling toward Teresa's severed head, tears streaming down her face and finally clutching the head in her arms as she sobs into Teresa's [[http://www.mangareader.net/485-29335-21/claymore/chapter-24.html hair]].]] Finally, Clare [[spoiler:carries the head around with her until she finds an Organization member and demands he use Teresa's head as material to make her a Claymore. Her [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/28/ face]] is what sends the image home.]] Now that I think about it, the whole Teresa arc is really just one tearjerker after another with a few [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments CMOHs]] thrown in.



*** Definitely a mixture of TearJerker and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]]

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*** Definitely a mixture of TearJerker and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming.]]SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}}.


* When the first pair of twins, Alicia and Beth, fight to protect each other. [[spoiler: And subsequently get [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] by [[VillainSue Priscilla]]. It's heartbreaking when you watch a supposedly emotionless and mindless battle machine for the Organisation weep for her fallen twin.]]

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* When the first pair of twins, Alicia and Beth, fight to protect each other. [[spoiler: And subsequently get [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] by [[VillainSue Priscilla]].Priscilla. It's heartbreaking when you watch a supposedly emotionless and mindless battle machine for the Organisation weep for her fallen twin.]]

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** Then when [[spoiler:Teresa is killed right in front of Clare by an awakening Priscilla. The death itself is honestly so much sad as it is shocking seeing as it comes right out of nowhere.]] The tearjerker is right after [[spoiler:Priscilla kills/injures the rest of the group and leaves Clare all alone with her big sister/mother figure's decapitated corpse. There's no dialouge (other than an internal monlouge), just Clare crawling toward Teresa's severed head, tears streaming down her face and finally clutching the head in her arms as she sobs into Teresa's [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/24-25/ hair]].]] Finally, Clare [[spoiler:carries the head around with her until she finds an Organization member and demands he use Teresa's head as material to make her a Claymore. Her [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/28/ face]] is what sends the image home.]] Now that I think about it, the whole Teresa arc is really just one tearjerker after another with a few [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOHs]] thrown in.

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** Then when [[spoiler:Teresa is killed right in front of Clare by an awakening Priscilla. The death itself is honestly so much sad as it is shocking seeing as it comes right out of nowhere.]] The tearjerker is right after [[spoiler:Priscilla kills/injures the rest of the group and leaves Clare all alone with her big sister/mother figure's decapitated corpse. There's no dialouge (other than an internal monlouge), just Clare crawling toward Teresa's severed head, tears streaming down her face and finally clutching the head in her arms as she sobs into Teresa's [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/24-25/ mangareader.net/485-29335-21/claymore/chapter-24.html hair]].]] Finally, Clare [[spoiler:carries the head around with her until she finds an Organization member and demands he use Teresa's head as material to make her a Claymore. Her [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/24/28/ face]] is what sends the image home.]] Now that I think about it, the whole Teresa arc is really just one tearjerker after another with a few [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOAs]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOHs]] thrown in.

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* [[spoiler:Teresa]] and Clare's reunion is nothing but a TearJerker from the moment it starts to the moment that [[spoiler:Teresa]] says, "Let's fight together, Clare ... what sustains my heart is your strength."
* For the series as a whole: [[spoiler:''Watch carefully. The end approaches.'']]

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**** [[spoiler:She survives, though just barely -- and uses what she believes is the last of her strength to protect the warriors from Cassandra and Roxanne's killing blows. The ''only'' reason that the twins and Audrey survived is because Raftela was there. And how does Raftela ultimately survive her wounds long enough to have the chance to heal? The trainees, despite clearly being nervous and maybe even a little awed, surround her and hold her up while Raki defends them from the Organization's men. Later, she [[CryCute cries]] when Miria tells her that there are no hard feelings for her role in Miria's defeat, and that they all know just what she did to protect them later]].

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** Her final thoughts are that [[spoiler:if she were reborn in a perfect world, Teresa would be there to take the Number One position, meaning that [[LonelyAtTheTop she wouldn't have to]]--and she would be one step closer to her one and only friend, who was Number 35]].


* The story of [[spoiler:Cassandra]]. [[AlasPoorVillain Alas, Poor Anti-Villain.]]
** After finally killing [[spoiler:Roxanne]] for good, she just looks at Miria's Claymores and... walks (crawls?) away. It is just so sad, how much the woman has lost by that point: [[spoiler:her dignity, her friend, her life, her last shreds of humanity, and even her ''arch-enemy'']].
*** I doubt she was too upset about that last one.
** In the end, she even loses [[spoiler:her sense of self, as Priscilla's power becomes dominant.]]

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* The story of [[spoiler:Cassandra]].Cassandra is a Walking TearJerker. Her entire life is one continuous TraumaCongaLine, which she takes like the IronWoobie she is. [[AlasPoorVillain Alas, Poor Anti-Villain.]]
** After finally killing [[spoiler:Roxanne]] for good, she just looks at Miria's Claymores and... walks (crawls?) away. It is just so sad, how much the woman has lost by that point: [[spoiler:her dignity, her friend, her life, her last shreds of humanity, and even her ''arch-enemy'']].
*** I doubt she was too upset about that last one.
''arch-enemy''--leaving her with absolutely no purpose in her existence anymore]].
** In the end, she even loses [[spoiler:her sense of self, as And her BittersweetEnding, where [[spoiler:she is freed from Priscilla's power becomes dominant.]]control and taken for TheLastDance by the strongest warrior who ever lived, allowing her to die (again) honorably as a human, not as a monster devoured by an even bigger monster]]. The fact that ''that'' even feels like a happy ending in the context of her crappy, crappy life is a TearJerker in itself.


* THE RAKI AND CLARE REUNION in Chapter 129! What makes this so beautiful is [[spoiler: that Raki, along with Miria, Devene, Helen, Cynthia, Yuma, and Tabitha are at the outskirts of the Holy City of Rabona where Clare has been encased in a giant blob-like shell (that also has captured Priscilla, who's on the verge of escaping). Deneve decided to bring Raki along to see if he could free Clare (as well as moments before, she showed him the truth about the Claymore's bodies), and when Raki places his hands against the shell, he repeats his famous quote about wanting to be with her forever because she's the only one for him. Miraculously, Clare's hands reach through the hardened shell and clasp Raki's as he pulls her through the blob (she had been encased for almost a month with no way to free her). When Clare sees Raki for the FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS, they both tearfully embrace as Raki screams Clare's name and the six other Claymore's watch with huge smiles that Clare is alive and safe.]]

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* THE RAKI AND CLARE REUNION in Chapter 129! What makes this so beautiful is [[spoiler: that Raki, along with Miria, Devene, Deneve, Helen, Cynthia, Yuma, and Tabitha are at the outskirts of the Holy City of Rabona where Clare has been encased in a giant blob-like shell (that also has captured Priscilla, who's on the verge of escaping). Deneve decided to bring Raki along to see if he could free Clare (as well as moments before, she showed him the truth about the Claymore's bodies), and when Raki places his hands against the shell, he repeats his famous quote about wanting to be with her forever because she's the only one for him. Miraculously, Clare's hands reach through the hardened shell and clasp Raki's as he pulls her through the blob (she had been encased for almost a month with no way to free her). When Clare sees Raki for the FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS, they both tearfully embrace as Raki screams Clare's name and the six other Claymore's watch with huge smiles that Clare is alive and safe.]]


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**[[spoiler: What makes this even more sad is while Clarice is using her full power to calm Miata's mind in her awakened form, she mentions her past before she became a Claymore: she was poor and homeless, living through people's trash and being unloved by anyone. She became a Claymore to give her life meaning and be someone important. After she fades away, Miata recalls her own past before she became a Claymore: she was constantly moving around with her mother, whom she loved deeply until she was killed by a Yoma, who in turn was killed by a nearby Claymore. The clincher is that Miata starts crying after Clarice is gone, but doesn't understand why (because Clarice removed the memory of her) and all of the new generation Claymore's bow their head in silence and respect at Clarice's sacrifice to save all of them.]]

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* [[spoiler: Clarice sacrificing herself in a DyingMomentOfAwesome to return Miata's mind back to her. Even with her body breaking down, she doesn't let Miata feel sad and says at the end of the battle 'Mama loves you' before breaking into hundreds of pieces.]]


* THE RAKI AND CLARE REUNION in Chapter 135! What makes this so beautiful is [[spoiler: that Raki, along with Miria, Devene, Helen, Cynthia, Yuma, and Tabitha are at the outskirts of the Holy City of Rabona where Clare has been encased in a giant blob-like shell (that also has captured Priscilla, who's on the verge of escaping). Deneve decided to bring Raki along to see if he could free Clare (as well as moments before, she showed him the truth about the Claymore's bodies), and when Raki places his hands against the shell, he repeats his famous quote about wanting to be with her forever because she's the only one for him. Miraculously, Clare's hands reach through the hardened shell and clasp Raki's as he pulls her through the blob (she had been encased for almost a month with no way to free her). When Clare sees Raki for the FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS, they both tearfully embrace as Raki screams Clare's name and the six other Claymore's watch with huge smiles that Clare is alive and safe.]]

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* THE RAKI AND CLARE REUNION in Chapter 135! 129! What makes this so beautiful is [[spoiler: that Raki, along with Miria, Devene, Helen, Cynthia, Yuma, and Tabitha are at the outskirts of the Holy City of Rabona where Clare has been encased in a giant blob-like shell (that also has captured Priscilla, who's on the verge of escaping). Deneve decided to bring Raki along to see if he could free Clare (as well as moments before, she showed him the truth about the Claymore's bodies), and when Raki places his hands against the shell, he repeats his famous quote about wanting to be with her forever because she's the only one for him. Miraculously, Clare's hands reach through the hardened shell and clasp Raki's as he pulls her through the blob (she had been encased for almost a month with no way to free her). When Clare sees Raki for the FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS, they both tearfully embrace as Raki screams Clare's name and the six other Claymore's watch with huge smiles that Clare is alive and safe.]]


**** That warrior is Raftella, the Organization's Number 10 who designated as the "Anti-Warrior" Claymore (meaning she is specifically designed to fight Claymore's who rebel). [[spoiler: after the Claymore Rebellion begins, Raftella is brought before the Organization leadership to explain why the Claymores did not kill Miria when they had the chance. She explains that each warrior was moved by Miria's compassion for saving their lives because she gave value TO their lives. Everyone else thought of them as monsters, pawns, and experiments and used them as tools to fight and die for their own ends, but Miria dared to fight them and keep them alive despite beating EVERY single digit warrior except the new twins and Raftella when she assaulted the Organization the first time. Raftella explains that Miria's power awed and impressed them, and instead of killing them like an Awakened Being would, she spared them intentionally, which appealed to their hearts as humans...which is why they ALL willingly choose to side with Miria when she attacks the Organization the second and final time. Unfortunately, telling this to the Organization leadership, Raftella is brutally run-through by ten servants of Limt and left for dead.]]

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**** That warrior is Raftella, the Organization's Number 10 who designated as the "Anti-Warrior" Claymore (meaning she is specifically designed to fight Claymore's who rebel). [[spoiler: after After the Claymore Rebellion begins, Raftella is brought before the Organization leadership to explain why the Claymores did not kill Miria when they had the chance. She explains that each warrior was moved by Miria's compassion for saving their lives because she gave value TO their lives. Everyone else thought of them as monsters, pawns, and experiments and used them as tools to fight and die for their own ends, but Miria dared to fight them and keep them alive despite beating EVERY single digit warrior except the new twins and Raftella when she assaulted the Organization the first time. Raftella explains that Miria's power awed and impressed them, and instead of killing them like an Awakened Being would, she spared them intentionally, which appealed to their hearts as humans...which is why they ALL willingly choose to side with Miria when she attacks the Organization the second and final time. Unfortunately, after telling this to the Organization leadership, Raftella [keep in mind that she is the ONLY Claymore to not physically join Miria during the Rebellion] is brutally run-through by ten servants of Limt and left for dead.]]


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* THE RAKI AND CLARE REUNION in Chapter 135! What makes this so beautiful is [[spoiler: that Raki, along with Miria, Devene, Helen, Cynthia, Yuma, and Tabitha are at the outskirts of the Holy City of Rabona where Clare has been encased in a giant blob-like shell (that also has captured Priscilla, who's on the verge of escaping). Deneve decided to bring Raki along to see if he could free Clare (as well as moments before, she showed him the truth about the Claymore's bodies), and when Raki places his hands against the shell, he repeats his famous quote about wanting to be with her forever because she's the only one for him. Miraculously, Clare's hands reach through the hardened shell and clasp Raki's as he pulls her through the blob (she had been encased for almost a month with no way to free her). When Clare sees Raki for the FIRST TIME IN SEVEN YEARS, they both tearfully embrace as Raki screams Clare's name and the six other Claymore's watch with huge smiles that Clare is alive and safe.]]


**** That warrior is Raftella, the Organization's Number 10 who designated as the "Anti-Warrior" Claymore (meaning she is specifically designed to fight Claymore's who rebel). [[spoilers: after the Claymore Rebellion begins, Raftella is brought before the Organization leadership to explain why the Claymores did not kill Miria when they had the chance. She explains that each warrior was moved by Miria's compassion for saving their lives because she gave value TO their lives. Everyone else thought of them as monsters, pawns, and experiments and used them as tools to fight and die for their own ends, but Miria dared to fight them and keep them alive despite beating EVERY single digit warrior except the new twins and Raftella when she assaulted the Organization the first time. Raftella explains that Miria's power awed and impressed them, and instead of killing them like an Awakened Being would, she spared them intentionally, which appealed to their hearts as humans...which is why they ALL willingly choose to side with Miria when she attacks the Organization the second and final time. Unfortunately, telling this to the Organization leadership, Raftella is brutally run-through by ten servants of Limt and left for dead.]]

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**** That warrior is Raftella, the Organization's Number 10 who designated as the "Anti-Warrior" Claymore (meaning she is specifically designed to fight Claymore's who rebel). [[spoilers: [[spoiler: after the Claymore Rebellion begins, Raftella is brought before the Organization leadership to explain why the Claymores did not kill Miria when they had the chance. She explains that each warrior was moved by Miria's compassion for saving their lives because she gave value TO their lives. Everyone else thought of them as monsters, pawns, and experiments and used them as tools to fight and die for their own ends, but Miria dared to fight them and keep them alive despite beating EVERY single digit warrior except the new twins and Raftella when she assaulted the Organization the first time. Raftella explains that Miria's power awed and impressed them, and instead of killing them like an Awakened Being would, she spared them intentionally, which appealed to their hearts as humans...which is why they ALL willingly choose to side with Miria when she attacks the Organization the second and final time. Unfortunately, telling this to the Organization leadership, Raftella is brutally run-through by ten servants of Limt and left for dead.]]


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* When Raki protects the little Claymore trainees during the [[spoiler: Claymore Rebellion]] from the vicious trainers and servants who are out to kill them, he meets Raftella who is barely alive after being run-through by about ten spears. She explains that she is doing what little she can to help her comrades from being killed by [[spoiler: the resurrected Cassandra, who is about to kill powerful single-digit Audrey (who just had her arms and legs sliced off moments before due to Cassandra's "Dust-Eater" technique)]] Moved by Raftella's strength and kindness, all of the little girls hold hands and hug her to keep her from collapsing from blood loss.

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