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* MagnificentBastard: Isley, the Silver King, was the first of the Creatures of the Abyss, the first Number 1 of the first and only male generation of Claymores. Upon meeting the powerful Priscilla and learning her power, Isley submits to her, intending on manipulating her to bring the world under his control. Bringing about a war in the North with his former comrades now as Awakened Beings, Isley splits his forces in half to sacrifice them against another Abyssal One and the Claymore Organization while he heads South to defeat the third Abyssal One and take her lands. Bonding with TheHeroine Clare's former companion Raki, Isley truly grows to love him and Priscilla as family and even sends them away when the monstrous Abyssal Feeders come for him to save their lives. Even post-mortem, we learn Isley only ever Awakened to begin with voluntarily to stop his former comrades and instilled Raki with a plan to help stop Priscilla if she became a monster, a plan that Raki manages to pull off thanks to his teachings.

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* MagnificentBastard: Isley, the Silver King, was the first of the Creatures of the Abyss, the first Number 1 of the first and only male generation of Claymores. Upon meeting the powerful Priscilla and learning her power, Isley submits to her, intending on manipulating her to bring the world under his control. Bringing about a war in the North with his former comrades now as Awakened Beings, Isley splits his forces in half to sacrifice them against another Abyssal One and the Claymore Organization while he heads South to defeat the third Abyssal One and take her lands. Bonding with TheHeroine heroine Clare's former companion Raki, Isley truly grows to love him and Priscilla as family and even sends them away when the monstrous Abyssal Feeders come for him to save their lives. Even post-mortem, we learn Isley only ever Awakened to begin with voluntarily to stop his former comrades and instilled Raki with a plan to help stop Priscilla if she became a monster, a plan that Raki manages to pull off thanks to his teachings.


* VillainSue: Priscilla, to the point that even something called ''The Destroyer'' can't beat her, no matter what is thrown at her never sticks, nor even cause her any actual pause for most of the Manga.

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* VillainSue: Priscilla, to the point that even something called ''The Destroyer'' can't beat her, no matter what is thrown at her never sticks, nor even cause her any actual pause for most of the Manga.


** [[BigBad Rimuto]] is the head of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Organization]] and the one responsible for its [[PlayingWithSyringes inhumane activities]]. Rimuto has [[WouldHurtAChild orphans]] taken by the Organization, turning the boys into inhuman monsters, either Yoma or Awakened Beings, while the girls are turned into Claymores. The lifespans of Claymores are typically short, either dying or becoming monsters themselves to perpetuate the cycle, with Rimuto having countless killed to keep their operations going. Utterly unconcerned with his test subjects, Rimuto even states warriors who die quicker are best, and when villages refuse to pay the fees, Yoma are sent to wipe them out completely. Throughout the course of the series, Rimuto keeps his warriors as disposable cannon fodder, conducting awful experiments on innocents while being [[ForScience wholly unconcerned with all who die in the crossfire]].

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** [[BigBad **[[ForScience Rimuto]] is the head of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Organization]] and the one responsible for its [[PlayingWithSyringes inhumane activities]]. Rimuto has [[WouldHurtAChild orphans]] taken by the Organization, turning the boys into inhuman monsters, either Yoma or Awakened Beings, while the girls are turned into Claymores. The lifespans of Claymores are typically short, either dying or becoming monsters themselves to perpetuate the cycle, with Rimuto having countless killed to keep their operations going. Utterly unconcerned with his test subjects, Rimuto even states warriors who die quicker are best, and when villages refuse to pay the fees, Yoma are sent to wipe them out completely. Throughout the course of the series, Rimuto keeps his warriors as disposable cannon fodder, conducting awful experiments on innocents while being [[ForScience [[LackOfEmpathy wholly unconcerned with all who die in the crossfire]].


** [[BigBad Rimuto]] is the head of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Organization]] and the one responsible for its [[PlayingWithSyringes inhumane activities]]. Rimuto has [[WouldHurtAChild orphans]] taken by the Organization, turning the boys into inhuman monsters, either Yoma or Awakened Beings, while the girls are turned into Claymores. The lifespans of Claymores are typically short, either dying or becoming monsters themselves to perpetuate the cycle, with Rimuto having countless killed to keep their operations going. Utterly unconcerned with his test subjects, Rimuto even states warriors who die quicker are best, and when villages refuse to pay the fees, Yoma are sent to wipe them out completely. Throughout the course of the series, Rimuto keeps his warriors as disposable cannon fodder, conducting worst experiments on innocents while being [[ForScience wholly unconcerned with all who die in the crossfire]].
** [[DarkActionGirl Roxanne of Love and Hate]], a former "Number One" of the Organization, differs from the majority of other villains in the series by being an outright cruel and violent {{sadist}}. Initially a low-ranking warrior, Roxanne rose up the ranks by [[ManipulativeBastard seducing/befriending]] and eventually murdering stronger warriors after [[PowerParasite stealing their techniques]]. Eventually, she set her sights on the existing Number One Cassandra, but when she saw Cassandra's technique, she decided it was unsightly and gave Cassandra the hated moniker "Dust-Eater." She later set up Cassandra's only friend to die a torturous death at the hands of a Awakened Being and mocked Cassandra by saying that her friend had looked as if she had "enjoyed" being played with by the monster, so interfering wouldn't have been right. Cassandra snapped and attacked her. Roxanne used the other 45 warriors as [[HumanShield shields]], relishing in their fear of Cassandra and cackling at how hideous Cassandra's abilities were. When Cassandra finally reached Roxanne, Roxanne gleefully impaled her head with the pommel of her sword, a technique stolen from her first victim.

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** [[BigBad **[[BigBad Rimuto]] is the head of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Organization]] and the one responsible for its [[PlayingWithSyringes inhumane activities]]. Rimuto has [[WouldHurtAChild orphans]] taken by the Organization, turning the boys into inhuman monsters, either Yoma or Awakened Beings, while the girls are turned into Claymores. The lifespans of Claymores are typically short, either dying or becoming monsters themselves to perpetuate the cycle, with Rimuto having countless killed to keep their operations going. Utterly unconcerned with his test subjects, Rimuto even states warriors who die quicker are best, and when villages refuse to pay the fees, Yoma are sent to wipe them out completely. Throughout the course of the series, Rimuto keeps his warriors as disposable cannon fodder, conducting worst awful experiments on innocents while being [[ForScience wholly unconcerned with all who die in the crossfire]].
** [[DarkActionGirl **[[DarkActionGirl Roxanne of Love and Hate]], a former "Number One" of the Organization, differs from the majority of most other villains in the series by being an outright cruel and violent {{sadist}}. Initially a low-ranking warrior, Roxanne rose up the ranks by [[ManipulativeBastard seducing/befriending]] and eventually murdering stronger warriors after [[PowerParasite stealing their techniques]]. Eventually, she set her sights on the existing Number One Cassandra, but when she saw Cassandra's technique, she decided it was unsightly and gave Cassandra the hated moniker "Dust-Eater." She later set up Cassandra's only friend to die a torturous death at the hands of a an Awakened Being and mocked Cassandra by saying that her friend had looked as if she had "enjoyed" being played with by the monster, so interfering wouldn't have been right. Cassandra snapped and attacked her. Roxanne used the other 45 warriors as [[HumanShield shields]], relishing in their fear of Cassandra and cackling at how hideous Cassandra's abilities were. When Cassandra finally reached Roxanne, Roxanne gleefully impaled her head with the pommel of her sword, a technique stolen from her first victim.


** [[DarkActionGirl Roxanne of Love and Hate]], a former "Number One" of the Organization, differs from the majority of other villains in the series by being an outright cruel and violent {{sadist}}. Initially a low ranking warrior, Roxanne rose up the ranks by [[ManipulativeBastard seducing/befriending]] and eventually murdering stronger warriors after [[PowerParasite stealing their techniques]]. Eventually, she set her sights on the existing Number One Cassandra, but when she saw Cassandra's technique, she decided it was unsightly and gave Cassandra the hated moniker "Dust-Eater." She later set up Cassandra's only friend to die a torturous death at the hands of a Awakened Being and mocked Cassandra by saying that her friend had looked as if she had "enjoyed" being played with by the monster, so interfering wouldn't have been right. Cassandra snapped and attacked her. Roxanne used the other 45 warriors as [[HumanShield shields]], relishing in their fear of Cassandra and cackling at how hideous Cassandra's abilities were. When Cassandra finally reached Roxanne, Roxanne gleefully impaled her head with the pommel of her sword, a technique stolen from her first victim.

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** [[DarkActionGirl Roxanne of Love and Hate]], a former "Number One" of the Organization, differs from the majority of other villains in the series by being an outright cruel and violent {{sadist}}. Initially a low ranking low-ranking warrior, Roxanne rose up the ranks by [[ManipulativeBastard seducing/befriending]] and eventually murdering stronger warriors after [[PowerParasite stealing their techniques]]. Eventually, she set her sights on the existing Number One Cassandra, but when she saw Cassandra's technique, she decided it was unsightly and gave Cassandra the hated moniker "Dust-Eater." She later set up Cassandra's only friend to die a torturous death at the hands of a Awakened Being and mocked Cassandra by saying that her friend had looked as if she had "enjoyed" being played with by the monster, so interfering wouldn't have been right. Cassandra snapped and attacked her. Roxanne used the other 45 warriors as [[HumanShield shields]], relishing in their fear of Cassandra and cackling at how hideous Cassandra's abilities were. When Cassandra finally reached Roxanne, Roxanne gleefully impaled her head with the pommel of her sword, a technique stolen from her first victim.


* CompleteMonster: [[DarkActionGirl Roxanne of Love and Hate]], a former "Number One" of the Organization, differs from the majority of other villains in the series by being an outright cruel and violent {{sadist}}. Initially a low ranking warrior, Roxanne rose up the ranks by [[ManipulativeBastard seducing/befriending]] and eventually murdering stronger warriors after stealing their techniques. Eventually, she set her sights on the existing Number One Cassandra, but when she saw Cassandra's technique, she decided it was unsightly and gave Cassandra the hated moniker "Dust-Eater." She later set up Cassandra's only friend to die a torturous death at the hands of a Awakened Being and mocked Cassandra by saying that her friend had looked as if she had "enjoyed" being played with by the monster, so interfering wouldn't have been right. Cassandra snapped and attacked her. Roxanne used the other 45 warriors as [[HumanShield shields]], relishing in their fear of Cassandra and cackling at how hideous Cassandra's abilities were. When Cassandra finally reached Roxanne, Roxanne gleefully impaled her head with the pommel of her sword, a technique stolen from her first victim.

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**[[BigBad Rimuto]] is the head of [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the Organization]] and the one responsible for its [[PlayingWithSyringes inhumane activities]]. Rimuto has [[WouldHurtAChild orphans]] taken by the Organization, turning the boys into inhuman monsters, either Yoma or Awakened Beings, while the girls are turned into Claymores. The lifespans of Claymores are typically short, either dying or becoming monsters themselves to perpetuate the cycle, with Rimuto having countless killed to keep their operations going. Utterly unconcerned with his test subjects, Rimuto even states warriors who die quicker are best, and when villages refuse to pay the fees, Yoma are sent to wipe them out completely. Throughout the course of the series, Rimuto keeps his warriors as disposable cannon fodder, conducting worst experiments on innocents while being [[ForScience wholly unconcerned with all who die in the crossfire]].
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Roxanne of Love and Hate]], a former "Number One" of the Organization, differs from the majority of other villains in the series by being an outright cruel and violent {{sadist}}. Initially a low ranking warrior, Roxanne rose up the ranks by [[ManipulativeBastard seducing/befriending]] and eventually murdering stronger warriors after [[PowerParasite stealing their techniques.techniques]]. Eventually, she set her sights on the existing Number One Cassandra, but when she saw Cassandra's technique, she decided it was unsightly and gave Cassandra the hated moniker "Dust-Eater." She later set up Cassandra's only friend to die a torturous death at the hands of a Awakened Being and mocked Cassandra by saying that her friend had looked as if she had "enjoyed" being played with by the monster, so interfering wouldn't have been right. Cassandra snapped and attacked her. Roxanne used the other 45 warriors as [[HumanShield shields]], relishing in their fear of Cassandra and cackling at how hideous Cassandra's abilities were. When Cassandra finally reached Roxanne, Roxanne gleefully impaled her head with the pommel of her sword, a technique stolen from her first victim.


** I think the whole point was Teresa starting to show emotions and acting upon them, and them leading to her death. First she showed sadness to Clare, then wrath towards the bandits, and finally mercy against Priscilla. While living with emotions made her life alot shorter, it also made it alot happier.

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** I think the The whole point was might have been that Teresa was starting to show emotions and acting upon them, and them leading to her death. First she showed sadness to Clare, then wrath towards the bandits, and finally mercy against Priscilla. While living with emotions made her life alot a lot shorter, it also made it alot a lot happier.


* CounterpartComparison: Clare is considered by many to be a gender-flipped of Guts, the main protagonist of the {{seinen}} ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', where ''Claymore'' is pretty much [[JustForFun/XMeetsY a more shonen version of the former]]. Not only are their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstories]], [[{{BFS}} arsenal]], [[{{Revenge}} goals]], and [[AntiHero personalities]] alike (hey! They're even [[BadassTransplant using an arm that isn't theirs!]]), just look at how similar their arch nemeses are! Anyone care for a [[NighInvulnerability nigh invulnerable]], [[WingedHumanoid winged]] (or [[CapeWings wing-caped]]), HumanoidAbomination who made an [[FallenHero epic fall from grace]] as their BigBad?

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** I think the whole point was Teresa starting to show emotions and acting upon them, and them leading to her death. First she showed sadness to Clare, then wrath towards the bandits, and finally mercy against Priscilla. While living with emotions made her life alot shorter, it also made it alot happier.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Teresa deciding to break the Claymores's cardinal rule and butcher the bandits that tortured Clare is meant to be a tragic choice, but it is hard not to see it as an act of awful thinking given that she never bothered to take any of the many options she had to take revenge on them without being expelled from the Organization. She could have crippled the bandits with her sheathed sword, or merely chopped their limbs like she did to the first of them earlier - or, if she was that bent on killing them, she should have ensured she didn't leave any witnesses who could inform about her role in their deaths. Even although Teresa might have abandoned the desire to continue being a Claymore, she should have known the best thing for Clare's safety was ''not'' to make an enemy out of the Organization.

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* MagnificentBastard: Isley, the Silver King, was the first of the Creatures of the Abyss, the first Number 1 of the first and only male generation of Claymores. Upon meeting the powerful Priscilla and learning her power, Isley submits to her, intending on manipulating her to bring the world under his control. Bringing about a war in the North with his former comrades now as Awakened Beings, Isley splits his forces in half to sacrifice them against another Abyssal One and the Claymore Organization while he heads South to defeat the third Abyssal One and take her lands. Bonding with TheHeroine Clare's former companion Raki, Isley truly grows to love him and Priscilla as family and even sends them away when the monstrous Abyssal Feeders come for him to save their lives. Even post-mortem, we learn Isley only ever Awakened to begin with voluntarily to stop his former comrades and instilled Raki with a plan to help stop Priscilla if she became a monster, a plan that Raki manages to pull off thanks to his teachings.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Along with the aforementioned ''Berserk'' and ''Manga/UbelBlatt'', the series is ''huge'' in France. Seems the nation has a love of dark fantasy Seinen manga.


* TheScrappy: Priscilla. [[spoiler: Her incredible power keeps being wanked and wanked, [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow there's no feasible way for her to be defeated]], she keeps [[SpotlightStealingSquad stealing the spotlight]] and finally betrays Raki despite everything, admitting she never cared about him nor Isley, and leaves him to be taken by the Organization. It also doesn't help at all that she killed Teresa.]]

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* CounterpartComparison: Clare is considered by many to be a gender-flipped of Guts, the main protagonist of the {{seinen}} ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', where ''Claymore'' is pretty much [[JustForFun/XMeetsY a more shonen version of the former]]. Not only are their [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstories]], [[{{BFS}} arsenal]], [[{{Revenge}} goals]], and [[AntiHero personalities]] alike (hey! They're even [[BadassTransplant using an arm that isn't theirs!]]), just look at how similar their arch nemeses are! Anyone care for a [[NighInvulnerability nigh invulnerable]], [[WingedHumanoid winged]] (or [[CapeWings wing-caped]]), HumanoidAbomination who made an [[FallenHero epic fall from grace]] as their BigBad?

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