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Priscilla

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"My daddy... Give me back my daddy... He was so kind to me. I loved him so much, and yet before my very eyes, my daddy ate the guts of my mama, brother, and sister. That's why I killed him! I crept up behind him while he was eating my sister's guts and cut off his head!"

Former Number 2 and the Big Bad of the story. During her time as a Claymore, she had incredible potential and, like Teresa, could fight without using her Yoki. She rose to Number 2 after just a few months and was sent to execute Teresa with Ilena, Noel, and Sophia. It was during this mission that she reached her limit and Awakened, becoming the most powerful Awakened Being.

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

  • Achilles' Heel: Priscilla is unstoppable in combat due to her immense strength, speed, skill, and the ability to track even the smallest traces of Yoki. 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.
  • Amnesiacs Are Innocent: 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.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: 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.
  • The Assimilator: After Clare 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 Combat Tentacles as well.
  • Assimilation Backfire: The above backfires after 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.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Her combat strategy is to throw herself at her enemy, tank whatever they throw at her, regenerate, and curb stomp them. This ends up biting her hard when Riful's daughter gains the ability to drain her energy with each attack that connects.
  • Badass Adorable: She may look like a cute girl, but don't let that fool you. She WILL kill you in any way.
  • Badass and Child Duo: 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.
  • Badass Cape: Wore a hooded cloak while travelling with Raki, and continued wearing its tattered remnants, and nothing else, after regaining her true self.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Was in the middle of one with the Destroyer after breaking free of the cocoon. She eventually won.
  • Become Your Weapon: Assimilated her Claymore into her body, and can bring it out when she's facing a tough opponent.
  • Berserk Button: 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.
  • Big Bad: She has always been Clare's Arch-Enemy and the most powerful Awakened Being ever, and after the fall of the Organization she becomes the Final Boss.
  • Big Eater: Was still hungry after eating an entire village to recuperate from her degeneration. Several of them in fact.
  • Bishōnen Line: Even in her Awakened form she is more humanoid than most other Awakened beings, and she is the most powerful one.
    • 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.
  • Black and White Insanity: As mentioned under Knight Templar, 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.
  • Blood Knight: Priscilla's Awakened persona enjoys a challenging fight, such as the one against Riful's daughter. As such, she pursues Clare hoping for the opportunity to face Teresa in combat again, though this is revealed to be driven by the subconscious desire to find an opponent strong enough to kill her once and for all.
  • Body Horror: She is so consumed by hatred during her fight with Teresa that her body stops having a singular human shape and becomes a Body of Bodies.
  • Bored with Insanity: While Awakening she becomes increasingly Ax-Crazy before going into her calm One-Winged Angel form.
  • Bottomless Magazines: This is one of her Game-Breaker powers, being topped up with Yoma energy is important. All 3 Abyssal Beings died in part because they ran out of energy despite their great power (Luciela got her back broken in human form, Isley couldn't regenerate anymore so he was easy prey and Riful likewise couldn't transform or regenerate making her helpless against Alicia and later Priscilla). Priscilla has an unlimited supply of Yoma to power herself.
  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Her Awakened form features what looks suspiciously like jagged butterfly wings.
  • Combat Tentacles: She can extend her wings and fingers or transform her arms into tendrils, which in her Awakened form is her main means of offence. Merging with the Destroyer temporarily upgrades them.
  • Creepy Monotone: In her Awakened form she speaks without emotion.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Any fight she joins in post-Awakening is pretty much this.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Her introduction would lead one to believe she's one as it has her almost falling on her face, when she comes out of an alley to greet her fellow Claymores. And any trace of that disappears when the later panels shows the piles of dead Youma in the alley. After Awakening, she's an agile and graceful fighter even in human form.
  • Dark Action Girl: The Dark Action Girl of the story. She's the most powerful Awakened Being and arrogant, calm, and brutal. Just after Awakening she killed Teresa, and has the vast power to utterly trash Alicia and Beth, Riful's daughter, and numerous Abyssal Ones.
  • Death of Personality: By chapter 152, Priscilla as a person and even an Awakened Being is dead. The 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.
  • Death Seeker: Of a sort: Dae theorizes that 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.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Talks and looks utterly at peace - even bored - whenever she transforms into her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Dying as Yourself: After her Body of Bodies is cut away, Priscilla reforms as four replicas of her human form with her long-suppressed human side in control, and asks Teresa to put her out of her misery, thanking her when she does so and apologizing for the carnage she wrought.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't kill young girls on her feeding sprees due to a psychic block she placed on herself, and even she is disgusted by Dae.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Raki, oddly enough, as the way she became a Claymore parallels how he met Clare.
  • Evil Feels Good: Says this after Awakening, wondering why she bothered suppressing herself if it felt so good.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: When she Awakened, 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.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Her politeness and calm demeanour only serve to highlight her cruelty.
  • Fighting from the Inside: The remnants of her human psyche installed a psychic wedge to prevent her from killing young girls in the hopes they'd become powerful Claymore, and influenced her Blood Knight Awakened Being persona into picking fights with powerful opponents and even stabbing herself with her own sword in the hopes she'd die. Raki notes that when Priscilla was asleep, her human side would assert itself and cry, begging to be killed.
  • Freudian Excuse: 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, especially when we learn she was left locked inside her house for a month and forced to live off her father's corpse.
  • Flash Step: Moves fast enough to avoid Miria's Phantom Sword.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Fights naked in her Awakened form, and occasionally in her human form.
  • Giggling Villain: While fighting the Riful-like Awakened Being, she's shown giggling a few times while they rip each other apart.
  • Go Out with a Smile: She seems to have finally found peace, in her final moments.
  • Harmful to Minors: Priscilla's backstory, as it turns out, isn't dissimilar to Raki's. Her father was taken over by a Yoma and killed her family, and she was forced to kill him. Because the villagers were afraid she had become a Yoma they barricaded her inside the house for a month, forcing her to eat her father's corpse to survive.
  • Healing Factor: 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 thought at first that decapitation is the only sure way of killing her. 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 it turns out that the one thing she can't survive is Teresa essentially reducing her to molecules using a godlike version of Ilena's Quicksword.
  • Hero Killer: She killed Teresa, kicking off Clare's journey to become a Claymore. She also manages to easily fight off the Seven Ghosts when in a weakened state.
  • Honor Before Reason:
    • As a Claymore, 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 mercy killed before her Awakening was complete.
  • Horned Humanoid: Her Awakened form possesses a single unicorn-like horn in the middle of her forehead.
  • Hulking Out: In the anime she undergoes a second Awakening while fighting half-Awakened Clare. In the manga when fighting Teresa she regenerates her severed limbs with a massive increase in muscle mass due to her sheer hatred.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Like all Awakened Beings, but special mention goes to the fact that she's not averse to eating other yoma. When she was still human, she survived a month in isolation by eating her father's corpse. No wonder she's so screwed up.
  • In the Back: Priscilla gets a sword shoved through her throat by Raki, who she had contemptuously disregarded as an unworthy opponent.
  • It Amused Me: She holds back and uses just human-level strength when fighting Raki, just as Raki and Isley expected... but the only reason she did so was so the fight wouldn't end as quickly rather than the reason they expected. Isley still accounted for this, however, and her arrogance enabled Raki to get in a critical blow.
  • The Juggernaut: Pretty much what she becomes post-Awakening. Though usually she lacks any focus or clear goal and just wanders around randomly eating people, once something catches her interest even multiple Abyssal Ones barely manage to slow her down at the cost of their own lives.
  • Knight of Cerebus: 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.
  • Knight Templar: 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.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Loses her memories after her fight with Isley, but starts regaining them after meeting Raki.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is the strongest and fastest Awakened Being in the Claymore universe, and while her defence isn't impregnable her Healing Factor more than makes up for it.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Priscilla has the ability to morph body parts into tentacles, can create multiple limbs, and can extend them like telescopes. During her fight with Teresa she takes this Up to Eleven by deforming into a grotesque mass of body parts.
  • Madness Mantra: After 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.
  • Master Swordsman 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, she's skilled enough with it to put Raki on the defensive even while fighting on the level of a human.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Tricks Teresa into letting her guard down and plays Raki like a fiddle.
  • Memory Gambit: She has been selective about what memories she wants to regain.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: 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.
  • Morality Pet: She became this to Isley. Isley hoped Raki would become this for her, and failing that trained Raki to kill her, but neither plan worked out. Isley accounted for Priscilla's nature and it turns out the plan seems to have worked fine in the end: see Priscilla getting a sword through the neck courtesy of the person she had dismissed as a threat moments ago.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Manifests eight arms when fighting Teresa, and later morphs her wings into hundreds of hand-tipped tentacles.
  • No Body Left Behind: Priscilla is completely destroyed by Teresa's version of the Quicksword.
  • No Party Like the Donner Party: After she killed her father for eating the rest of her family, she was trapped in their house for a month and is implied to have eaten part of his corpse.
  • The Nose Knows: 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.
  • No-Sell: Does this to the Destroyer's parasitic rods and to Clare's Half-Awakened form.
  • Not Quite Dead: Even having her entire body 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 Teresa claims that Clare and the others already defeated Priscilla. Priscilla is mentally already dead, and all that remains is her hatred.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: She plays the part of a naive amnesiac child when travelling with Raki, using him to track down Clare, although the amnesia isn't completely faked. After the Destroyer attacks and Raki is rendered useless to her, she reveals her deception but saves his life rather than eating him.
  • Off with Her Head!: How she kills Teresa, and how her battle with Riful's daughter almost ends.
  • Oh, Crap!: Priscilla spends the majority of her fight with the Seven Ghosts taunting them while slowly regaining her full strength, and when she does seems poised to kill Miria... only for Clare to regain her fighting spirit and dice Priscilla's sword arm to pieces. The look on Priscilla' s face when Raki stabbed her in the back of the neck was priceless.
  • One-Man Army: Even prior to Awakening, she was powerful enough to slaughter hundreds of yoma without her allies - who were only a few yards away - noticing.
  • One-Winged Angel: She loses control of her yoki fighting against Teresa and Awakens, immediately killing Teresa and the Claymores she had previously been allied with.
  • Parrot Pet Position: Was sitting on Raki's shoulder when they arrive at his old hometown.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Is the most powerful Awakened Being by a wide margin.
  • Pet the Dog:
  • Physical God: 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.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: She asks Teresa to finish her off, admitting that everything she's done was subconsciously in an attempt to die.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "The taste of iron that gave birth to you, yet is foreign to you. Here, at the end, carve it upon your body." Said before dicing Riful's daughter into pieces with her Claymore.
  • Sanity Slippage: Her mental state degraded to that of a small child during her fight with Isley, although she regains her true self while following Raki. 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, and when even that is spent her human self is finally able to reassert itself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Duel: She is trapped in a cocoon, courtesy of Claire and the Destroyer. She breaks free and retains the Destroyer's power to absorb life force until she pukes it out.
  • Selective Slaughter: As mentioned above, she does not kill young girls. However, some of those girls - namely Clare and Ophelia - didn't feel that grateful and became Claymores with the intent of seeking revenge.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Beheaded her own yoma-mutated father while he was eating the rest of their family. 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.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: 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.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Degenerated into a small child after starving herself for seven years. After gorging herself she returns to her adult form.
  • Smug Super: With the possible exception of Teresa, Priscilla is by far the most powerful character in the story, and she knows it.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Her Awakening is framed as such late in the story, when its revealed that the remnants of her human self remain suppressed in her subconsciousness, imposing a psychic block on her Awakened self and influencing her actions in the hopes she'll be killed. When informed of this, Priscilla's Awakened persona expresses contempt at the idea, but it's later verified by her human persona shortly before her death.
  • Sword of Damocles: After fighting her, Isley swore fealty to her with the intent of using her — or threatening to use her — as a weapon to attain dominance over the other Abyssal Ones.
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • 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 and calls Raki insane for travelling with such a powerful monster.
    • When the Destroyer assimilates Clare, Priscilla calmly vows to unleash an Extreme Mêlée Revenge on it for stealing her prey. 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.
  • Tragic Villain: While she remains a monster, her backstory makes her a good deal more sympathetic.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As Chapter 135 indicates, Priscilla and Raki are Not So Different.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being reduced to pieces by Clare's Quicksword she devolves into a ravenous monster intent on devouring everyone.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Pukes up the Destroyer after winning their Battle in the Center of the Mind.
  • Why Won't You Die?:
    • 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, and since even Abyssal Ones 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 Dae after she cuts him in half and starts eating him and he still doesn't shut up.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Ironically, she started out as this.
  • Winged Humanoid: Her Awakened form has four jagged butterfly-like wings.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: If Dae's theory concerning her power is accurate, she possesses a limitless amount of power as a result of her ineffable hatred and self-loathing.
  • World's Strongest Man: Is far and above the most powerful Awakened Being, to the point where even three Abyssal and near-Abyssal level Awakened Beings and seven of the strongest Claymores in existence Spam Attacking her barely keeps her from totally crushing everyone. After temporarily emerging from within Clare and due to Clare believing Teresa to be stronger than everyone else Awakened Teresa steals this title from her .
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Considers Riful's daughter to be one, but that doesn't stop her from slicing her to ribbons.
    • The reason she pursued Clare was because she carried Teresa's scent, and Teresa was the only Claymore capable of fighting her at full power evenly.
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Abyssal Ones

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From left to right: Luciella, Riful, Isley
"In the history of the warriors known as "Claymores," there have been three terrible instances of a Number One Awakeneing."

Former Number One Claymore warriors who Awakened in the past. Stronger than the other Awakened Beings and with an unmatched power, they have established their domains in different points of the continent; Isley in the Northern region of Alphonse, Riful in the Western region of Lautrec, and Luciela in the Southern Region of Mucha. Though they don't attack nor invade the territory of each other, they do not get along well. When Isley begins to advance to other regions to conquest the continent, a war between the three Abyssal Ones begins.


  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With each other before the time-skip, as Isley's advance through the rest of the island forced Riful to start a campaign to "reclute" the Claymores she could find (AKA torture them till they either die or Awaken and make them join her side... if they are strong enough, that's it) to create an army able to rival Isley's one, while trying to form an alliance with Luciela to fight together against the Silver King (Luciela remained in her lands through the war), all with the Claymores in the middle of the fight. At the end, Isley sacrifices his army to cross the North, distract the Organization and Riful, and fights and wins against Luciela, that is forced to flee, severely wounded. When Riful comes to fight Isley, seeing that is too late to help Luciela and with the presence of Priscilla, she angrily leaves, realizing Priscilla is too powerful to be defeated, ultimately making Isley the winner of the whole conflict.
    • After the time-skip, the remaining Abyssal Ones, Isley and Riful, form one with the now revealed to be antagonistic Organization and an unleashed Priscilla, who is no longer in Isley's side. They end finally killed by them, putting an end to the reign of the original Abyssal Ones.
  • Evil VS Evil: With themselves before the time-skip, and with Priscilla and the Organization after the time-skip.
  • Fallen Hero: They were once the strongest warriors between their partners, but once they Awakened, they became brutal, cold, ruthless and left their once noble mission in a quest for power for themselves (though they are still able to show love and affection).
  • Horror Hunger: Unlike others of their kind, like Ophelia or Priscilla, they avert this, as, even though their opinion of humans is not very high, they never show the urges to eat them and are perfectly calm and collected in most of cases. This may be a result of they learning to control their appetite with the time (thanks to their longevity), as other Awakened Beings of the same era, like Dauf and Rigaldo, also showed little interest in eating humans.
  • Partial Transformation: The three of them are able to partially transform their limbs into their Awakened forms, unlike other Awakened Beings (probably due their immense power).

    Riful 

Riful

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"Tell you what… I’ll carve you up until you find yourselves cursing the fact that you have such resilient bodies."

Abyssal One. Formerly the first female Number 1.

Riful rules the western lands of the continent.

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

  • The Ace: Riful must have been extremely talented, not only was she the first female No.1 she was also the youngest No.1 in the Organization's history.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Riful is very good at understanding her enemy's attacks and coming up with counters to them. One example was when she saw Dauf getting controlled by Galatea, she quickly realized what was happening and told Dauf to power up a bit more to offset Galatea's control power.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: While she is a truly strong opponent, her fatal mistakes and decisions through the series stopped her to became a much bigger threat of what she could had been. Her plan of creating an Awakened Being army on captured Claymores failed (in part thank to her high criteria), without her managing to again any new follower; later, she fell on Isley's trap, killing his subordinates (who were sent to her lands as a distraction while he fought against Luciela without anyone interfering) and arriving too late to the battle-zone of the two Abyssal Ones, being unable to both save Luciela and kill a wounded Isley (due Priscilla's presence), eventually losing too in the war of the Abyssal Ones. After the time-skip, her plan to awaken the fused Luciela and Raphaela and make the fused being who would emerge of them her subordinate failed espectacularly, as what came from the fusion of the sisters was an uncontrollable Eldritch Abomination that only had destruction in mind, and once Alicia, Beth and a group of Abyss Feeders appears, she can barely contain them, being only saved thanks to the Destroyer forcefully awakening Beth and bewildering Alicia, before being killed for good by Priscilla, the true Big Bad of the series. And even without that, she would had probably being killed sooner if the Organization wouldn't had went for Isley first.
  • Brains and Brawn: Has this dynamic with Dauf, being the brain of the duo. Although a bit of a subversion in her case, since she is a capable fighter and stronger than him, she only fights when necessary and designs the plans, while Dauf is the one who does all the heavy work.
  • Combat Tentacles: Riful's awakened form is composed entirely of these. Some of her dialogue suggests she uses them for more than just combat. Hey, if Dauf doesn't mind, who are we to judge?
  • Contralto of Danger: Zigzagged. While she has the voice that her appearance of little girl should have, once she enters in her transformed state, in typical Awakened Being fashion, her voice gets noticeable deeper.
  • Creepy Child: And how! She's much older than she looks, but still.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Her Awakened Being form is some kind of mermaid octopus who has the torso of an attractive woman, making her aspect less monstrous and more intelligent looking than the average Awakened Being.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's evil, and while she has a dignified personality she's not afraid to get her hands dirty.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She enjoys making witty and cutting remarks to provoke her opponents into Awakening or making a mistake that leaves them vulnerable.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Goes barefoot in her human form, which along with her white dress and childlike appearance gives an air of deceitful innocence.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: As badly as she might occasionally treat him, she stubbornly refused to leave Dauf to die, which resulted in her being ripped to shreds by Priscilla.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She claims that she just wants people to be her friends and is only torturing them so they will awaken and join her. However, if their awakened power proves useless, she will kill them.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: In one of her final battles, Dauf is mortified to see her stripping down for the fight. She tells him to get over it, as she only had a few dresses left and doesn't want to get this one torn.
  • Godiva Hair: When nude, her hair covers her chest. It helps that, having the body of a child, there is not much to cover in the first place.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: With Dauf; she has long black hair, and he has short blonde hair.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Priscilla wounds her to the point that her corpse breaks in two, as evidenced by the being that comes out of her lower half.
  • 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.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Riful suppresses her enormous reservoir of yoki in order to get opponents to underestimate her and avoid scaring them out of their minds.
  • Killed Off for Real: Once Priscilla gets back in the story, she successively annihilates Alicia, Beth and Riful with little effort.
  • Little Miss Badass: Has the appearance of a young teenager, but is one of the strongest beings in the 'verse.
  • Monster Is a Mommy: In chapter 132, a fetus-shaped mass of tentacles emerged from the lower half of her body and grows 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. Speculation is still occurring as to whether it's Riful Back from the Dead or a new character.
  • Oh, Crap!: First when the Abyssal Feeders attack, and second when Priscilla shows up.
  • Partial Transformation: Often simply transforms her hair and/or arms into tentacles to deal with enemies while avoiding ruining her limited supply of dresses or destroying her lair.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her wickedness, she gets sympathy points for her affection towards Dauf. She may pick on him as much as everyone else, but damn if you'll kill him while she's still standing there.
  • Prehensile Hair: What she occasionally uses her Combat Tentacles for.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Was one of the first female Claymores, meaning she's very old indeed, but her childish appearance hasn't changed at all since she Awakened.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: Had this going for her with her Claymore when she was still a warrior.
  • Tears of Fear: After fighting off some Abyss Feeders, Riful is so low on energy she can't regenerate. Then Alicia comes and cuts her down to little more than a stump with a single leg. Riful at this point, can't use her awakened form, and starts crying over how one more hit will leave her wriggling on the ground like a maggot.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Is the Hot Wife to Dauf's Ugly Guy.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Dauf is her lover and partner in evil.
  • Villainous Valor: Shows her loyalty and courage in order to protect Dauf against Alicia and Beth.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Usually Dauf doesn't need her protection, but in the event he does, Riful will step in and lay down the law.
  • We Can Rule Together: She makes this offer to Claymores that she comes across in order to get them to join her side. If they decline, then she has other methods of ''persuading'' them...
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the anime, after the arc of the Witch's Maw, she never appears or is mentioned again, leaving her fate unknown.

    Isley 

Isley

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"What an eyesore. Disappear."

Abyssal One of the North and formerly the Number 1 of the male generation of Claymores. After Priscilla defeats him, he swears allegiance to her and gathers the Northern Army to take over the South. He also comes across Raki, whom he teaches swordsmanship.

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

  • The Ace: According to Chronos, he was a respected and noble warrior before, being a paramount between his fellow warriors during his era. In fact, he didn't even succumb to the pleasure that Awakening inflicts on male Claymores, only Awakening because he thought it was his duty to stop the other warriors that Awakened before him.
  • Affably Evil: He treats Raki with kindness and actually trains him to be a strong warrior. Some fans would forget the fact that he is a monster who took over the North by any means necessary.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: The only Abyssal One to embody this trope. Unlike Riful, whose only subject follows her due love (since the others were either killed for not meeting her power criteria or were mere Yomas), or Luciela, that prefers being alone, his army (including Rigaldo) follow him for respect for his power and strength, thus being the only Abyssal One with a sizeable number of followers.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Was the first Number 1 Claymore of history, and even as an Awakened Being, all his fellow Awakened warriors still follow him to these days. Even the ones that didn't aligned with him, like Chronos, still professes respect for him even after his death.
  • Back for the Dead: After becoming the biggest threat of the series at the end of The War in the North arc, he reappears in the time-skip for the first and last time wounded and then killed by the Abyss Feeders.
  • Bad Boss: While he genuinely loves Priscilla and Raki, the same can't be said for his army, as he used them as throw away pawns, first to cross the North, later to have them slaughtered by the Organization and Riful while he goes to fight Luciela without any distractions.
  • Bishōnen: Is incredibly ripped, but has otherwise a handsome face and long, silver hair.
  • Crazy-Prepared: 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 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 Power of Friendship wouldn't cause her to hold back.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: From the start of the War in the North and up until about Chapter 71, you could be forgiven for thinking Isley was the Big Bad of the series. Then we learn that while he was the brains of the operation, Priscilla was always considerably more powerful... and the next time we see him, he's caught in Redemption Equals Death
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: You could be forgiven for mistaking him for a woman due to his feminine face.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He originally just thought it would be more practical to have Priscilla as an underling rather an than enemy, but in the end, she and Raki genuinely grew on him.
  • Expy: There's no denying it, he's Griffith, with ironed hair instead of curly, minus, you know, being pretty much Satan. In fact, he's a really charismatic guy who is not a rapist or a monster, like post-resurrection Griffith is.
  • Fallen Hero: 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.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: As part of being an Awakened Being involves a Face–Heel Turn anyhow. Chronos suggests that the reason he Awakened in the first place 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.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Isley sends Raki and Priscilla away so that the Abyssal Feeders won't attack them.
  • Karmic Death: Eventually gets taken down by monsters made from the remains of his underlings who he knowingly sent to their deaths as a distraction.
  • Lady and Knight: 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.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: 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.
  • The Mentor: He was Raki's mentor, and trained him for the purpose of killing Priscilla.
  • Monster Lord: Isley is the first No.1 in the history of the organization and he retains his authority over the male generation even after they've all turned. As such he's the only Abyssal One who's been shown to have subjects.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Gets a few ShirtlessScenes every now and then on top of being a good-looking guy.
  • Noble Demon: Isley is suspisciously well put together mentally for the granddaddy of all Awakened Beings. 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.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: His Awakened form resembles a massive centaur with a black exoskeleton.
  • Paranoia Gambit: 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 pre-death inner monologue. He 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.
  • Partial Transformation: Like Riful he can transform just an arm to avoid destroying his clothes or levelling the landscape.
  • Promotion to Parent: Treated Raki and Priscilla like family. Although he took precautions against the latter regaining her memories by training the former to kill her.
  • Red Baron: "The Silver King" and "Silver King Isley" are used frequently, as well as "Isley of the North".
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: In his Awakened form, he can turn his arms into various weapons to suit whatever he's fighting against.
  • Shirtless Scene: While toying with Raki's sword, cementing his status as Mr. Fanservice.
  • The Strategist: Had this dynamic going for him in comparison to the other Abyssal Ones.
  • Worf Had the Flu: ... sort of. The only reason he died at all is that the Abyss Feeders had spent the last several years relentlessly wearing him down. The reason it's 'sort of' is that even with these wounds, he hardly went out without a fight; dominating Helen and Deneve with only a fraction of his power and killing five of the eleven Feeders sent against him. 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.

    Luciela 

Luciela

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Abyssal One of the South and former Number 1. She and her younger sister Raphaela were the Organization's first attempt at creating a controlled Awakened Being. During an experiment with her sister Raphaela by the Organization, she fully Awakened.
  • Affably Evil: Makes nice small talk with Isley before transforming and leveling the landscape.
  • Animal Eyes: Her eyes resemble a cat's.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Her Awakened Being form has the shape of a very weird-looking and monstrous giant feline.
  • Battle Ballgown: The dress she was wearing before she transformed.
  • Backbreak: Luciela was reduced to a powerless human form after her fight with Isley. Rafaela easily snaps her older sister's back to kill her.
  • Catgirl: Her Awakened form resembles a monstrous cat.
  • Eating the Enemy: Very downplayed example. She has the ability to create several mouths from her body, that are able to eat things of the likes of Isley's projectiles, but she mentions she is a "poor eater", thus the ability is not very effective against strong opponents.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Seems to be a reoccurring theme with the Abyssal Ones, as she breaks down in tears after seeing her sister.
  • Fusion Dance: With Raphaela, after the latter kills her. They eventually awaken and become the Destroyer.
  • Girlish Pigtails: To go with her Battle Ballgown, emphasizing her apparently regal personality.
  • The Hermit: Even though she loves her sister a lot, she doesn't likes groups and prefer being alone, so she lives in isolation in the South, being the only Abyssal One that doesn't possesses subordinates. Unlike most examples, however, she wears fancy clothing.
  • Now, That's Using Your Teeth!: One of her abilities is to make several fanged mouths appear on her body to shield herself from projectiles.
  • Pet the Dog: Seems genuinely pleased to see her sister, Raphaela.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers to give Raphaela the south if she helps her beat Isley and Priscilla. Raphaela declines. This is actually a rather tragic variant as she can't understand why her beloved sister is about to kill her and tries offering her whatever she wants, frantically saying she just wants to be with her again... it's just as hard on Raphaela.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies a few chapters after she is truly introduced.
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Other Awakened Beings

    Dauf 

Dauf

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Former Number 3 of the male generation.

Dauf is Riful's Dragon and her lover.

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

  • The Berserker: After Riful is killed by Priscilla, he leaves the parasitic rods from the Destroyer infect him, turning him into a raging, mindless beast who only has in his mind the death of the woman who killed his loved one.
  • Butt-Monkey: To the point that a Running Gag is Clare hitting him with Quicksword or Windcutter.
  • Brains and Brawn: Has this dynamic with Riful, being the brawn of the duo. A pretty textbook example, since he's not very bright and solve things with brute strength, while Riful only fights when it's necessary and thinks the schemes herself.
  • The Brute: He even looks like a gorilla, both in his human and Awakened forms.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Forcing the poles his Awakened form makes naturally through the stomaches and spines of the soldiers he and Riful capture.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Dauf may be a complete idiot, but forgoting he was the previous number 3 Claymore of the male era is a mistake, as he's incredibly strong and is able to beat easily other Awakened Beings with his bare hands (like he did with a recently Awakened Katea). He's even more dangerous when he fights on open field, without obstacles that could hinder his huge size. An unfortunate member of Isley's army gets a taste of this when he mocked Dauf, before being killed instantly by one of his rods, accurately targeted on his face. This was an Awakened Being able to survive the army of Claymores gathered at the North's campaign, mind you. He was also able to turn the tables on Galatea when she decided to fight him alone while Clare rescued Jean, and a teamwork of 3 powerful Claymores was needed to defeat (but not kill) him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments of wit, like when he faced off with Isley's army.
  • The Dragon: He's Riful most trusted and strongest subordinate... that is not saying much, as he's the only follower she has (don't helps that she ordered him to kill the other potential subjects she could have, as she deemed them to be too weak).
  • Dumb Blonde: Blond haired, and not the brightest bulb on the tree. Riful herself laments this.
  • Dumb Muscle: Riful mentioned his stupidity in the same sentence she praised his strength.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: 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.
  • Friend to All Children: Either he is this or a paedophile, considering his infatuation with Riful the moment he saw her.
  • Genius Ditz: 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.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: He has short blonde hair, opposite of Riful long black hair.
  • Henpecked Husband: Riful laments his shortcomings and finds herself frequently berating him for his incompetence.
  • Hulking Out: His human form is already bulky, but his Awakened form is massive.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: 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.
  • Love at First Sight: For Riful, back when they were both still Claymores.
  • Meet Cute: His first meeting with Riful, even if it's a little creepy, if you stop and think about it.
  • Multiple Head Case: His arms can become creatures based on Luciela, after he purposely lets himself get hit by the Destoryer.
  • Non-Mammalian Mammaries: As a Destroyer-possessed Awakened, those same arms develop some really large breasts when his arms transform into Luciela's monster cat form.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Priscilla kills Riful, Dauf is utterly fixated on destroying her.
  • Running Gag: Clare hitting him in the face with Windcutter or Quicksword becomes a recurring gag each time they meet.
  • Sadist: Takes incredibly pleasure in torturing Jean and her squad, showing a delighted face as he does the deal.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Dolph or Dauf? Or is it Duph? We're still unsure.
  • Spike Shooter: Can launch rods of varying sizes from different parts of his body.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Dauf is already a powerful awakened but to fight Priscilla he needs a power boost. So he deliberately allows himself to be hit by the Destroyer's parasite rods which allows him to manifest some new firepower. Priscilla was actually rather impressed at what Dauf was wiling to do to fight her.
  • Torture Technician: He's charged with doing this to any Claymore unfortunate enough to fall into his and Riful's grasps.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The Ugly Guy to Riful's Hot Wife.
  • Undying Loyalty: You get no points for figuring out who he's loyal to.
  • Unholy Matrimony: He and Riful are both evil and in a committed relationship.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the anime, after the arc of the Witch's Maw, he never appears or is mentioned again, leaving his fate unknown.
  • You Are Number 6: Dauf was the #3 of the generation of male Claymores.

    Rigaldo 

Rigaldo

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"Impressive. In such hopeless circumstances, you all still carve out a path to survival."

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

Isley's Number Two who led the attack on Pieta

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

  • Apologetic Attacker: Clearly finds his work distasteful and even apologizes to the Claymores before engaging them.
  • Bishōnen: In his human form he's fairly handsome.
  • Blood Knight: Under his stoic persona, lies a battle-hungry, ruthless side. Isley know this well and sends him to Pieta for that. That's one of the reasons why he's not even mad when half-Awakened Clare finally kills him, as is the first time since he fought Isley that he had so much fun in his life.
  • Combat Pragmatist: 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Undine, Flora, Jean and Veronica never knew what hit 'em.
    • He never knew what Priscilla hit him with either.
    • Despite him pulling Deadly Dodging on her, Rigaldo's fight with the partially Awakened Clare was this, as when she caught him he never stood a chance.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rarely ever smiled while snarking at Isley.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Or in this case, "Servitude," since the only reason he follows Isley is because Isley kicked his ass shortly after they awakened.
  • The Dragon: To Isley, as he's his stronger follower, as well as the commander of his army and right-hand man. Isley still considered him as another disposable pawn, however, as his death didn't enact any reaction from him.
  • Femme Fatalons: He can extend his claws to ridiculous lengths, manipulate them like tentacles, and retract at will.
  • Graceful Loser:
    • Accepted his defeat by Isley, becoming a loyal servant of him.
    • His reaction to being pushed back by Clare just before being killed by her due to her awakening her limbs and is able to utilise them effectively? Comment that her feat was superb.
  • The Heavy: Even though Isley is the Arc Villain and the main driving force of The Battle of the North arc, Rigaldo is the one who commands the army in the final battle against the Claymores and takes direct action to fight against them. Meanwhile, Isley doesn't makes contact with them at all through the arc, waiting in the distance for the battle to be over.
  • Hellish Pupils: Has cat-like eyes in contrast with the other members of his kind here.
  • Hero Killer: One of the most effective ones in the series. He alone killed Flora, Undine and Veronica in the first seconds of the fight, and wounded Jean enough to cause her death later. Had not been for Clare, he would had probably ended with all the Claymores in the battlefield himself.
  • Karmic Death: Decides the weaker warriors are no threat and won't even spare the effort to destroy them. Guess how this goes for Clare's Unstoppable Rage?
  • King of Beasts: His Awakened form is a humanoid lion and he can rip people apart! He's called the "Silver-Eyed Lion King" for a reason.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Upon entering the battle at Pieta, his immediate actions are to awaken and take out four of the opposing captains in rapid succession.
  • Panthera Awesome: His Awakened form resembled a bipedal lion.
  • Red Baron: "Silver-Eyed Lion King," which he hates.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Rigaldo / Rigardo. Official translation went with Rigaldo.
  • The Stoic: Was emotionless even as a Claymore.
  • Super Speed: Was quick enough to be faster than Miria, who had to use phantoms to keep up with him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Isley, like the rest of his army. He only considered him a resource to cross the North, and didn't care much about his death.
  • You Are Number 6: The former #2 of the male generation.

    Agatha 
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Bloody Agatha. Former Number 2.


    Chronos 
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Former Number 4 of the male generation. He is among the group of Awakened former single-digit warriors who gathered outside Rabona to witness the Riful-like being.


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    Octavia 

Octavia

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Former Number 2 who was known as "Wild Horse Octavia". She is among the group of Awakened former single-digit warriors who gathered outside Rabona to witness the Riful-like being.


  • Affably Evil: Cheerfully greets the Seven Ghosts and later praises them for holding up so well against Cassandra.
  • The Assimilator: She is eaten by Priscilla after being decapitated and ends up as a talking combat tentacle, though she retains her self-awareness and personality.
  • Dark Action Girl: Among the surviving non-Abyssal Awakened Beings, she is the only female.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Has always been shown smiling.
  • Dying as Yourself: After Cassandra breaks free, Octavia and Chronos turn against Priscilla and are ripped to shreds.
  • Godiva Hair: In her Awakened form her hair partially covers her breasts.
  • Losing Your Head: Priscilla beheads her so fast she doesn't realize what happened until the Cassandra tentacles come to assimilate her.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Her Awakened form resembles a fused horse-and-rider.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Goes from having straight blonde - or at least light coloured - hair in her human form to curly dark hair in her Awakened form.
  • Red Baron: "Wild Horse" Octavia. Whether or not she had a nickname as a Claymore is unknown.
  • Spikes of Villainy: In her Awakened form the horse part of her body is studded with spikes.
  • Whip It Good: She can transform her arms into massive whip-like appendages.
  • Villainous Valor: 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.
  • You Are Number 6: Former Number 2.

    Europa 

Europa

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A former single-digit Claymore who was known as "Europa the Lazy" for her tendency to fake death when she found battles too troublesome. She is among the group of Awakened former single-digit warriors who gathered outside Rabona to witness the Riful-like being.


  • Ax-Crazy: Even for an Awakened Being, her sanity meter's long gone.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: She explains her betrayal of the Claymores to go hunting in Rabona as this. Since she's fully Awakened, her appetites and morals have become almost alien.
  • Bouncing Battler: When fighting in confined spaces she retracts her tentacles and becomes a living Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: 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.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Cowardly or not, Octavia applauds her strategy, agreeing that only another Number 1 would stand a chance against Cassandra or Priscilla, which she is certainly not.
  • Combat Tentacles: Her Awakened form is essentially an armored ball with a mirrored face, studded with serrated tentacles, but even her regular attack is with a tentacle arm as seen in the picture above.
  • Dirty Coward: Would rather play dead than fight, despite having power rivalling an Abyssal One.
  • Hero Killer: Almost kills Miata if it wasn't for assistance from other Claymores and Rabona's soldiers. She is indirectly responsible for Clarice's death as her attacks on Miata leads to Clarice's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Horror Hunger: All the fully Awakened have a hunger for guts, but satisfying it is especially motivating for her.
  • Killed Off for Real: Her attempt to attack Rabona fails as she gets torn to pieces by an awakened Miata.
  • Lazy Bum: The only reason she was never made a Number 1 as a Claymore. Her title even means "lazy."
  • Lightning Bruiser: As an Abyssal One, she's extremely fast and strong. So much so that it took almost all the surviving Claymores and soldiers of Rabona as well as an awakened Miata who's power (but not battle experience) is equal to hers, to defeat her.
  • Losing Your Head: Is able to survive decapitation, and her specialty is Faking the Dead.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Even an awakened Miata isn't quite a match for her. It takes Claymores pinning her down and chopping her up, soldiers throwing spears at her and then Miata attacking to do her in.
  • Playing Possum: Her signature technique.
  • Red Baron: Unlike the vast majority of the other Claymores and Awakened Beings who were given badass nicknames, Europa was given the moniker of "the Idle".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Ditches the fight against Cassandra to attack Rabona.
  • Two-Faced: Has two faces with shared eyes in her Awakened form.
  • Villainous Glutton: Demands the Claymores give her all of the inhabitants of Rabona in exchange for her help fighting Cassandra. And then deserts anyway rather than actually fight.

    Riful-Like Awakened Being 

Riful-Like Awakened Being

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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.

  • Affably Evil: Seems genuinely pleased when Priscilla is able to expel the Destroyer from her body.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Possesses both Riful's and Dauf's powers.
  • Appendage Assimilation: Cuts off and absorbs one of Priscilla's arms.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Her eyes are jet-black.
  • Blood Knight: Smiles and laughs gleefully during her battle with Priscilla.
  • Born as an Adult: From the moment she was "born", her infancy only lasted for a few seconds before growing into her preteen form.
  • Combat Tentacles: Similar to Riful's.
  • Creepy Child: An even more extreme example than Riful, whom she vaguely resembles and is implied to be her mother.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Dishes one out to Priscilla during the first stage of their fight.
  • Enfant Terrible: Is only a few minutes old and is able to match Priscilla in combat.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Not her, but Priscilla in the final round of their battle. Once Priscilla realized the being can't absorb her claymore, Priscilla reverts back to being "human". Priscilla still has her vast superhuman strength and speed and is psyched to use her swordsmanship, while the being can no longer absorb her power.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Fights naked.
  • Genetic Memory: Despite being only born for a few minutes into the world with zero influences around her, she still knows exactly "who" Priscilla is and what she had done to her mother, Riful, more than enough to prompt the birth of a grudge against the latter which escalate into a massive fight between the two.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Bears only a superficial resemblance to a human.
  • Instant Expert: Despite being only minutes old, she, without any tutors, master the ability of speech, coherent thought, her own body's capabilities, and the arts of combat, in an instant.
  • It's Personal: Her first words to Priscilla were "I hate you!"
  • Little Miss Badass: Resembles a preteen girl. Still fully capable of giving Priscilla the toughest fight in the latter's life up to that point.
  • Megaton Punch: Decks Priscilla hard enough to send her crashing into a mountain.
  • Off with Her Head!: How she nearly kills Priscilla.
  • One-Winged Angel: When she gets serious in her fight with Priscilla, she transforms her arms into Arm Cannons and her legs into Combat Tentacles.
  • Spike Shooter: Similar to Dauf's.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: Played with. She's got a natural talent and cunning in a fight and came up with some unorthodox tricks to gain an edge on Priscilla. But she's never faced a sword while Priscilla is a master with it. So Priscilla chops her up with a claymore.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Assuming Dauf is her daddy, she fits the part.
  • Vampiric Draining: Absorbs some parts of the Destroyer, gaining the ability to siphon Priscilla's power to replenish her own.
  • Walking Spoiler: Due to seemingly appearing out of nowhere to fight Priscilla and being implied to be Riful and Dauf's offspring.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Shortly after being introduced without even being given a name, she is killed by Priscilla, but not before giving one of the most intense fights in the series.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looks like a preteen girl but in reality, actually less than ten minutes old.

Unnamed Awakened Beings

    Paburo's Awakened Being 

Paburo's Awakened Being

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"I guess it's time I give you a taste of true despair."

A mantis-like male Awakened Being that inhabited the mountains of Paburo, serving as an executioner for the Organization to get rid of troublesome Claymores. Was the first Awakened Being that Clare confronted as a Claymore.

Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto (JP), J. Michael Tatum (EN)

  • Ambiguous Situation: Is never made clear what kind of Awakened Being he truly was. During his battle against Miria's team, he claimed to be a male warrior from the first generation, but new reveals after the time-skip seems to indicate that he was an Awakened Being created by the Organizaiton. Which brings the question of how he was created, since he was able to talk and showed intelligence, unlike other artificial Awakened Beings made by the Organization. If he was indeed a warrior of the first generation, created by the Organization, or a warrior made following the normal way of creating Claymores in post-Isley generations that was allied to the Organization is never cleared.
  • Arc Villain: The main target to beat in the arc of The Slashers.
  • Badass Boast: His quote listed above. True to his words, if Clare wouldn't have been there, Miria's team would had know what despair truly is.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Sports a blue bandana in his human form.
  • Beard of Evil: Zigzagged. He sports a goatee in his human form, but loses it when he Awakens, who is when he performs his most heinous deeds.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Initially appears as a harmless, polite man (that was also the one that made the request to hunt the "Voracious Eater" of Paburo), but this is a guise to guide the Claymores to a trap where he can kill them more easily. Miria manages to see through his trick before it's too late, but is implied that many Claymores before her team were killed by this Awakened Being when they fell in his trap.
  • Femme Fatalons: Can extend his claws to pierce his enemies, to the point of turning them into Combat Tentacles. They can even move under the ground.
  • Healing Factor: Has strong regenerative powers, enough to regenerate his limbs seconds after having them chopped off.
  • Hero Killer: Mentions to Miria and her team that he has killed other Claymores that came to kill him in other occasions.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After a few clashes with Miria's team, he decides to stop playing and shows his true strenght, injuring them all except Miria herself, that proceeds to fight alone against him.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has a total of six arms, and he knows to use them very well. He can also extend his fingers an use them to impale his enemies.
  • No Name Given: Neither in the series or in supplementary materials his name has been revealed.
  • Slaying Mantis: His Awakened form invokes this, looking like a mix of a mantis and a spider.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Even though he doesn't lives long after his debut, his presence in the story is the first sign that the Organization is more of what it seems at first. He was also the one who (inadvertently), gave a clue to Miria and her team what Half-Awakening is.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Has a prehensile tongue that he can use to pierce his enemies. Miria learns this the hard way.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: After dealing with Yomas through the first arcs of the series, this Awakened Being presents the first real challenge for Clare, being a more tough, stronger and clever enemy than the previous ones faced before, showing the huge power of the Awakened Beings. He was also able to give a single-digit Claymore a run for her money, and would have slaughtered Miria's team if it wasn't for Clare's presence.

    Gonahl's Awakened Being 

Gonahl's Awakened Being

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"The monster is you, not me."

A former single-digit Claymore that roamed through the ruins of the town of Gonahl. Gluttonous and overconfident, Clare and Ophelia were send to eliminate her, but things turned up quite differently of what was planned.

Voiced by: Minori Chihara (JP), Carrie Savage (EN)

  • Arc Villain: Was supposed to be this during the Endless Gravestones arc, but is quickly upstaged by the crazier and stronger Ophelia.
  • Combat Tentacles: Possesses lots of them in her Awakened state, coming from her hair and her wing-like appendages. She generally uses them to restraint his targets.
  • Creepy Child: Definitely gives this vibes, not unlike Riful. Given her former status as a Claymore, is probably she's much older, however.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Both her eyes and hair are grayish black.
  • Glasgow Grin: One forms in her mouth when she opens her mouth, revealing lots of sharp teeth.
  • Long Neck: In her Awakened state, her neck greatly elongates, making her aspect the more unsettling.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Her face is already bad when she transforms, but when she opens her mouth, she reveals several sharp teeth, making her even scarier.
  • No Name Given: Neither in the series or in supplementary materials her name has been revealed.
  • Off with His Head!: How Ophelia kills her.
  • Villainous Glutton: The main reason why she appeared in the middle of the battle of Clare and Ophelia was because she smelled Raki and thought he was delicious. Through the battle, she comments many times how much she wants to eat him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Has very little screentime before she's killed by Ophelia, so the audience doesn't get to know much about her.

    Pieta's Awakened Being # 1 

Pieta's Awakened Being #1

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An Awakened Being from the male generation of Claymores, now serving as a member of Isley's army. Was sent as a scout to Pieta with two other Awakened Beings to count the number of Claymores gathered to fight his boss. Very impulsive and hot blooded.

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)

  • Bio-Armor: His skin in his transformed state is covered in some kind of biological armor, like many others Awakened Beings.
  • Blood Knight: Very enthusiastic to fight against the Claymore warriors, to the point of going straight to Pieta to fight them despite the fact that he was supposed to just count their numbers.
  • For the Evulz: Seconds after reaching Pieta, the first things he does is to massacre its inhabitants, just because he can.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: In his human form, possesses a scar in his right eye, that, combined with his rugged appearance, gives him the image of a veteran. He loses it when he Awakes, however.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His first move after reaching the outsides of Pieta along with his partners is to unleash his Awakened Being form, jump to the city and start causing mayhem there. That despite the fact that his mission was to scout the city. His partners don't mind this, as they also wanted to fight against the Claymores, though they comment he never listens orders.
  • No Name Given: Neither in the series or in supplementary materials his name has been revealed.
  • Off with His Head!: How Miria ends with his life. Unlike his partner, however, he's killed for good with this.
  • Perma-Stubble: Has a stubble goatee in his human form.
  • Scars Are Forever: Zigzagged. For some reason, despite being an Awakened Being, he still retains an scar in his right eye in his human form, but he loses that same scar in his transformed version.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Isley himself reveals to Rigaldo that he selected him and his two partners to scout Pieta because he knew they would go wild once they would find the Claymores, and that they were casualties they could afford to test the power of the warriors without losing much.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Not that his partners lasted much either, but since his battle was skipped to the point we see Miria killing him, he didn't receive much characterization other than in his beginning scene. That being said, compared to the other members of Isley's army, he and his two partners were the only individuals of the army other than Rigaldo to have a concrete personality.
  • Whip It Good: His main ability consists in releasing many whip-shaped Combat Tentacles from his back to hit and destroy his enemies. He can also set them firmly on the ground (and the nearest surroundings) and take impulse to travel long distances (this is how he reaches Pieta).

    Pieta's Awakened Being # 2 

Pieta's Awakened Being #2

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An Awakened Being from the male generation of Claymores, now serving as a member of Isley's army. Was sent as a scout to Pieta with two other Awakened Beings to count the number of Claymores gathered to fight his boss. Likes "to be a monster".

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (JP), Bob Carter (EN)

  • Animalistic Abomination: His Awakened state is a mixture of different creatures, that, combined, gives him the appearance of a monstrous, giant reptile.
  • Bald of Evil: Doesn't has any hair in his head, and is a sinister Awakened Being. In his case, his baldness helps to accentuate his reptilian features, giving an indication of his aspect as an Awakened Being.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Claims to like being a monster without any shame. Can't get more obvious than that.
  • Combat Tentacles: Can release some ones from his shell, usually to surprise and impale his enemies.
  • Defiant to the End: After being decapitated, in a last stand, tries to kill and/or force two Claymores to Awake to avenge his death, but is killed by Flora and Clare before he can do that.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When Flora destroys his outfit when he evades his strike while he was distracted by Clare (who was resisting his Yoki flow), he appears in front of her squad naked, transforming just after that.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: His Awakened form has the head of a monstruous turtle, the carapace of an armadillo, and the tail and legs of a lizard.
  • No Name Given: Neither in the series or in supplementary materials his name has been revealed.
  • Off with His Head!: Deneve and Undine manages to decapitate him after many efforts, but that still doesn't fully kill him, forcing Clare and Flora to intervene and finish him properly before he can harm two Claymores that he tried to control in a last effort to spit in his killers.
  • People Puppets: His main ability consists in a very strong manipulation of Yoki, that allows him to control others by syncronizing his energy with the one of his victims. Clare comments his domain over Yoki is stronger than the one Galatea (a very skillful Yoki manipulator herself) posseses, making him a very troublesome opponent. Goes to the extreme of even being able to force Claymores to Awake.
  • Sore Loser: In contrast to his superior Rigardo, who takes his defeat at the hands of Clare well, when he loses, he curses the Claymores as he tries to attack two of them with his powerful Yoki before being defeated for good.
  • Super Toughness: The skin of his neck is very resiliant, as when Deneve tries to cut it off, she mentions it will take more than one blow to do the deal. It takes the combined effort of her and Undine to finally decapitate him.
  • Taking You with Me: After he realizes he's doomed, in his rage, tries to kill/Awake two of the Claymores of Flora squad, before being finished off by Clare and Flora.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Isley himself reveals to Rigaldo that he selected him and his two partners to scout Pieta because he knew they would go wild once they would find the Claymores, and that they were casualties they could afford to test the power of the warriors without losing much.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Didn't last more than a few chapters against the Claymores (after putting a good battle, however). That being said, compared to the other members of Isley's army, he and his two partners were the only individuals of the army other than Rigaldo to have a concrete personality.

    Pieta's Awakened Being # 3 

Pieta's Awakened Being #3

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An Awakened Being from the male generation of Claymores, now serving as a member of Isley's army. Was sent as a scout to Pieta with two other Awakened Beings to count the number of Claymores gathered to fight his boss. Albeit bloodthirsty like his partners, is more collected.

Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (JP), John Burgmeier (EN)

  • Bald of Evil: Doesn't has any hair in his head, and is a sinister Awakened Being.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Awakened Being form is that of a giant, mechanic-looking, flying insect that looks like a mix of a mosquito and a wasp.
  • Bio-Armor: When he Awakes, his body (along with the segment of his legs and arms and his hands) is covered in some kind of yellow biologial armor, like other Awakened Beings. His case has some sense, considering arthropods tend to have exoskeletons, who are real life versions of this trope.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has multiple of the permanently-attached blade type in his limbs in his transformed state. Combined with his quick strikes, makes him a formidable opponent.
  • Blindfolded Vision: His eyes are covered with a blindfold. Interestingly enough, in his Awakened Being state, he doesn't possesses eyes at all.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Taking to several extremes. He doesn't has any eyes when he Awakens, but is able to fight toe-to-toe against Claymores without any problem.
  • Flight: Possesses two small wings when he Awakes, being one of the few Awakened Beings with the ability to fly.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Posseses a total of six limbs, plus four front legs and other four rewarward legs (those last mentioned ends with blades attached to them), giving him a total of fourteen extremities, that he uses to attack in quick sucession.
  • No Name Given: Neither in the series or in supplementary materials his name has been revealed.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Isley himself reveals to Rigaldo that he selected him and his two partners to scout Pieta because he knew they would go wild once they would find the Claymores, and that they were casualties they could afford to test the power of the warriors without losing much.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Didn't last more than a few chapters against the Claymores (after putting a good battle, however). That being said, compared to the other members of Isley's army, he and his two partners were the only individuals of the army other than Rigaldo to have a concrete personality.

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