Anime Scene 3
Anime Scene 03
Clare fighting Galk and Sid

FUNimation title

The Darkness in Paradise[1]


Finsternis im Paradis[2] (de), Ténèbres sur un endroit merveilleux[3] (fr), La citta sacra[4] (it)

Original title

まほろばの闇[5] Mahoroba no yami (Mahoroba Darkness)

New character

Father Vincent, Galk, Sid


...a Claymore, who isn't allowed into our city, because she's deemed to be subhuman, appears to be void of selfishness.[6]




Holy City of Rabona[8]

Manga arc

Darkness in Paradise

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  • Great Sword arc:
    • Anime Scene 01 link 1: Great Sword
    • Anime Scene 02 link 2: The Black Card
    • Anime Scene 03 link 3: The Darkness
    • Anime Scene 04 link 4: Clare's Awakening

Cold openEdit

Nighttime. Inside a guarded cathedral, a priest find the bloody corpse of a fellow priest lying before the altar. He collapses then screams.

The next day in a church tower room, three priests hold an emergency meeting. Father Vincent tells Fathers Pario and Serene that unless they send for a Claymore warrior, all the priests are doomed. Despite the official ban on Claymores entering the city, Vincent makes his decision.

Campfire meetingEdit

In an evening forest, Rubel gives Clare her new assignment—a combined covert operation-Yoma suppression. Infiltrate the Holy City of Rabona to locate and kill a Yoma. Then leave as quietly as she came.

Since Rabona bans all things "unnatural"—including Claymores—Clare must hide her identity. Rubel gives her suppressant pills to revert her silver irises to a normal color. The downside is that her ability to sense the aura of Yoma-entities is lost.

Rubel says that by Raki posing as her younger brother, it will add further verisimilitude to her disguise.

Claymore Rubel assigns Clare to Rabona

Claymore Rubel assigns Clare to Rabona

Rubel gives new assignment



Clare and Raki check in at a local inn. Clare uses the cover of an art dealer traveling with her younger brother. Raki inexplicably carries a statue of the Runoa goddess wherever he and Clare go.

Runoa goddess details
Runoa goddess details

Later, they visit the cathedral. In the baptismal chamber, she meets Vincent. During the baptism, Clare reveals her identity. Shocked, Vincent requests she meet him at night in the tallest belfry.

Night meetingEdit

After dinner, Clare leaps amid the rooftops of the city. She meets Vincent in the belfry tower. He explains how priests are being murdered, nearly breaking down in the telling. Before leaving, Clare asks him to take care of Raki should she be killed. He consents, embarrassed that Clare is more concerned for the welfare of the boy than herself.


While Clare travels back to the inn, two guards, Galk and Sid, intercept her. Despite their strength and skill, she deflects their attacks and escapes. Meanwhile, inside the cathedral, two guards are killed by the mysterious Yoma.

Clare's knives
Clare's knives

Next dayEdit


The next morning, Raki awakes and warns Clare that her eyes are silver again. She takes her suppressant in time. City guards, lead by Galk and Sid, barge into the room. They question Clare's whereabouts last night. Sid suspects Clare is a Claymore warrior. But Raki distracts Sid with histrionics. Despite this, Clare warns Raki that if Sid had beaten him, she would not have interfered. She further warns him not to get too emotionally involved with her.

Claymore Sid examines Clare

Claymore Sid examines Clare

Sid interrogates Clare

Later, Clare meets Vincent again in the tower. She tells him she suspects a Voracious Eater is the culprit.

Second night tripEdit

Leaping among the rooftops, Clare heads for the cathedral. Galk and Sid intercept her again. But this time they are better prepared. While deflecting their attacks, her identity is revealed. A scream. Clare races inside the cathedral. Another guard is killed.

The Yoma attacks from behind. She dodges him. Galk and Sid arrive. Clare tries to protect them, but is wounded by the Yoma.

Galk and Sid attack, but the Yoma repels them both. Clare stabs the Yoma's eye with a dagger. The Yoma pulls out the dagger and counterattacks. Extensible claws nearly pierce Galk. But Clare pins the Yoma's arm, saving Galk's life.

Then the claws pierce Clare.

Additional detailsEdit



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