Anime Scene 23
Anime Scene 23
Cynthia and Tabitha tending Miria

FUNimation title

Critical Point I[1]


Kritische Grenze I[2] (de), Point de non-retour (Première Partie)[3] (fr), Punto Critico - I[4] (it)

Original title

臨界点 I[5] Rinkai ten I (Critical Point I)

New character



More speed!





Manga arc

The Assault on Pieta

Next scene

Anime Scene 24

Previous scene

Anime Scene 22

  • Invasion of Pieta arc:
    • Anime Scene 21 link 21: Part I
    • Anime Scene 22 link 22: Part II
    • Anime Scene 23 link 23: Critical Point I

Cold openEdit

Rigaldo looks at the stump where his arm used to be. Nearby, Clare watches Rigaldo, her awakened legs looking like a cross between a horse and a pterodactyl.

Finders keepersEdit

When Rigaldo tries to retrieve his arm, Helen snatches it and chops it up. Clare continues charging like a bull. She keeps missing as she has little control of her legs. Meanwhile, Raki arrives in Pieta.

Gaining controlEdit

Helen tries to help Clare, but Rigaldo repels Helen's attacks. Clare left arm awakens into a great claw, which gains traction on the ground. At last Clare has control of her speed, enabling her to stop and turn in any direction. Her attacks strangely invigorates Rigaldo, who remembers fighting this hard only against Isley.

Claymore Rigaldo versus Clare

Claymore Rigaldo versus Clare

Rigaldo fights Clare

Despite the dangers to himself, now handicapped with only one arm, Rigaldo finds the situation too irresistible to leave.


From inside the inn lobby, Miria watches Clare fight Rigaldo. There appears 13 warriors, most incapacitated. Cynthia and Tabitha tend the wounded.

Helen catches Raki and drags him into the building. But he insist on finding Clare and leaves. Miria send Helen to retrieve him.

Finding ClareEdit

Raki finds Clare and Rigaldo fighting. But Clare's awakened appearance horrifies Raki. He collapses to his knees, his body paralyzed.

End of combatEdit

Clare gains more and more control as she further awakens. She finally hacks Rigaldo to pieces.

Additional detailsEdit


Manga versus animeEdit

  • Raki's entrance in town is original to the anime


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore, Anime Scene 23
  2. Claymore, Kazé Deutschland, Anime Scene 23
  3. Claymore, Kazé Anime, Anime Scene 23
  4. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 23
  5. Claymore, avex, Anime Scene 23
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
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