Rigaldo fighting warriors


Innate ability, class, type

Original name

能力[1] Nōryoku


Defensive, offensive, special


Innate aptitude or faculty. Usually must be "born" with it



Associated technique

Yoma power, agility, strength, mental, sensing


Do you have Teresa inside you?[2]

First appearance

Scene 1, Anime Scene 1

Ability (innate) ↓

  • Yoma Power Ability link.jpg Yoma power ability
  • Agile Ability link.jpg Agile ability
  • Strength Ability link.jpg Strength ability
  • Mental Ability link.jpg Mental ability
  • Sensing Ability link.jpg Sensing ability

Etymology[edit | edit source]

能力 translates as "ability," "capacity," "faculty."

Description[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  1. Yoma power ability
  2. Agile ability
  3. Strength ability
  4. Mental ability
  5. Sensing ability

Ability versus technique[edit | edit source]

Sometimes confused with Yoma power, agility, strength, mental and sensing techniques, which can be learned.

Innate ability differs from learned technique in that "innate" means being "born with it." Though innate talent gives rise to technique, once a technique is established, that technique can be learned by others with different personalities (type), talents (ability) and skills (technique).

Clare[edit | edit source]

Clare is an exception in that she has Teresa's flesh implanted. And Ilena's arm.[3] Clare's Preemptive Sensing is much weaker than Teresa's, however. Clare does use her sensing to make up for her low mental baseline, when using Quicksword.[4]

Type[edit | edit source]

The Yoma War Record differentiates ability from technique, further dividing innate ability among three combat personalities or types.

Baseline[edit | edit source]

Types and abilities arise from the six baselines.

References[edit | edit source]

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. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 506
  2. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 104
  3. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 506
  4. Claymore 9, Scene 48, p. 87

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