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Teresa escapes Noel

FUNimation title

Marked for Death[1]


Todesurteil[2] (de), La marque du défunt[3] (fr), Condanna a morte[4] (it)

Original title

死者の烙印[5] Shisha no rakuin (Mark of the Dead)

New character

Sophia, Noel, Ilena, Priscilla


You seemed to be handling all the unnecessary acrobatics quite well on your own.


Unknown region


Unnamed villages

Manga arc

Marked for Death

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  • Teresa arc:
    • Anime Scene 05 link.jpg 5: Teresa
    • Anime Scene 06 link.jpg 6: Teresa and Clare
    • Anime Scene 07 link.jpg 7: Marked for Death
    • Anime Scene 08 link.jpg 8: Awakening

Cold open[]

Near the end of their journey, Teresa and Clare reach the edge of a cliff, where a village is in sight. There Teresa plans to stay and rest.

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Next village in sight

Yoma nest[]


Two rivals, Sophia (No. 3) and Noel (No. 4), compete on how many Yoma they can kill. The killing ground is a Yoma nest, a town devoid of all human life. Yoma have taken on the original villagers identities and prey on human travelers passing through.

Sophia uses her Destructive Force technique, while Noel uses High Fluid Movement. Noel somersaults her way though a group of Yoma, killing them with her sword. Sophia cuts through a stone pillar, killing the Yoma hiding behind it.

Untold backstory: though Sophia and Noel are equally qualified for the No. 3 rank, the Organization made Sophia No. 3 for record-keeping only. This leads to endless feuding.[6][7]

Sophia versus Noel


As they challenge each other, No. 2, "Quicksword" Ilena, appears. She kills two Yoma without appearing to touch her sword. She says their assignment is to purge Teresa. And that everyone has been demoted by one rank as a new No. 2 has taken over.

Leader of the pack[]

The new No. 2, Priscilla, stumbles out of an alleyway. Noel, angered by her demotion, challenges Priscilla to a fight. But Noel notices alley filled with dead Yoma. Ilena explains that Priscilla can fight without releasing Yoma power and may someday surpass Teresa.

New village[]

Claymore revealed[]

Teresa hides beneath a cloak, but villagers gather round a Yoma, who has captured a child. Reluctantly, Teresa sheds her disguise and kills the Yoma. In gratitude, the village insist Teresa and Clare stay as guests at the inn.

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Last moments together

Last moments together[]

In their room, Teresa and Clare sit together on a bed. Clare laughs because of Teresa's fear that the village would not welcome them. Clare falls asleep on Teresa's lap. These last moments with Clare may be the happiest of Teresa's life, as Ilena would later suggest to Clare.

Combat begins[]

Three diversions[]

Teresa detects the Yoma auras of the purge team. Ilena, Sophia and Noel gather before the inn. Ilena and Sophia enter. Ilena bursts into Teresa's room. She attacks with Quicksword, but Teresa anticipates Ilena's every move. But this is only the first diversion.

Purge team attacks

In the inn lobby below, the second diversion begins. Sophia thrusts her sword through the ceiling, but Teresa dodges it, driving her toward the window as intended. Then Teresa detects Noel's presence outside, about to attack through the window. Reacting to the third diversion, Teresa grabs Clare and escapes through the next window.


Driven out of the inn, Teresa lands in the trap. But Ilena's plan misfires when Priscilla reveals her presence. Teresa never detected an aura behind her, due to Priscilla's Yoma Energy Control. When Teresa ask why Priscilla did attack from the rear when she had a chance, Priscilla says it would have been cowardly. Now she apologizes, but she has come for Teresa's head.

As they fight, Priscilla keeps up, but gradually weakens. Ilena, Sophia and Noel join fight, but Teresa deflects their attacks.

On bridge, the purge team surrounds Teresa. Priscilla releases her Yoma energy.

Additional details[]




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 7
  2. Claymore, Kazé Deutschland, Anime Scene 7
  3. Claymore, Kazé Anime, Anime Scene 7
  4. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 7
  5. Claymore, avex, Anime Scene 7
  6. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  7. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 513