Awakened being
Awakened Beings.jpg
Awakened beings from anime

VIZ Media name

Awakened being[1] (en-us Speaker.svg)

Variant

Name: Erwachte[2] Speaker.svg (awakened de), Revelado[3] Speaker.svg (Revealed One es-es), Exaltée[4] Speaker.svg (awakened fr), Risvegliate[5] Speaker.svg (awakened it), Пробудившаяся[6] Probudivshayasya Speaker.svg (awakened ru), 覺醒者[7] Juéxǐng-zhě Speaker.svg (awakened being zh-hk)
Nickname: Voracious Eater[8]

Original name

覚醒者[9] Kakusei-sha Speaker.svg (awakened being)

Rank No.

Various

Current status

Extant

Generation

Various

Ties

Organization, Abyssal Ones

Type

Offensive, special

Quote

It's better to let the masses think that they're Yoma that lived long and evolved.[10]

First appearance

Scene 26, Anime Scene 9

  • Awakened being ↓
    • Scene 087 link.jpg Abyss Feeder
    • Riful awakened link.jpg Abyssal One ↓
      • Destroyer link.jpg Destroyer
        • Parasitic Rod link.jpg Rod ↓
          • Hellcat link.jpg Hellcat

Etymology[edit | edit source]

覚醒者[11] first mention by Ilena. Translated as "awakened one"[12] by VIZ Media.

覚醒者 translated as "awakened being" first appears in Scene 25, when Rubel explains the term to Clare.[13]

覚醒者 can also be translated as "those aroused." May allude to sexual ecstasy or arousal.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Human[edit | edit source]

When awakened male warriors revert to human form, they appear as men in their 20–30s, such as Isley, Rigaldo and Dauf.

Human forms of awakened females can range from “tweens” such as Riful or Priscilla, to a woman in her 20–30s such as Agatha.

Awakened[edit | edit source]

Unlike most Yoma, the appearance of awakened beings vary widely. The art styles used to depict them range from Expressionist to Cubist. Individual awakened, such as the Destroyer or Hysteria, can metamorphose through several stages.

Awakened have the following forms:

Avian[edit | edit source]

  • Awakened link.jpg Hilda: rooster (anime)
  • Hysteria Awakened link.jpg Hysteria: harpy

Crustacean[edit | edit source]

  • Agatha Awakened link.jpg Agatha: crab
  • Lobster Awakened link.jpg Lobster awakened

Echinoderm[edit | edit source]

  • Europa awakened.png Europa: brittle star

Fish[edit | edit source]

  • Parasitic Rod link.jpg Rod: lamprey

Humanoid[edit | edit source]

  • Cassandra Awakened link.jpg Cassandra: hydra-like
  • Destroyer link.jpg Destroyer: twin goddesses
  • Dreadlock Awakened link.jpg Dreadlock awakened
  • Dauf.jpg Dauf: armored knight
  • Flame-hair Awakened link.jpg Flame-hair awakened
  • Hilda Awakened manga link.jpg Hilda: mummy (manga)
  • Mannequin Awakened link.jpg Mannequin awakened
  • Priscilla Awakened link.jpg Priscilla: fallen angel

Insect[edit | edit source]

  • Insectile Awakened link.jpg Insectile awakened: mosquito
  • Anime Scene 16 link.jpg Jean: butterfly


  • Katea.jpg Katea: crane fly
  • Anime Scene 10 link.jpg Paburo awakened: mantis

Mammal[edit | edit source]

  • Armadillo Awakened link.jpg Armadillo awakened
  • Hellcat link.jpg Hellcat
  • Isley Awakened link.jpg Isley: centaur
  • Luciela Awakened link.jpg Luciela: cat
  • Octavia awakened.jpg Octavia: Lady Godiva on horseback
  • Rigaud Awakened link.jpg Rigaldo: lion

Mollusk[edit | edit source]

  • Former Single-digit Awakened.jpg Former Single-digit: squid
  • Riful awakened link.jpg Riful: mermaid-octopus

Reptile[edit | edit source]

  • Ophelia Awakened link.jpg Ophelia: serpent
  • Stegosaur Awakened link.jpg Stegosaur awakened
  • Tyrannosaur Awakened link.jpg Tyrannosaur awakened

Robot[edit | edit source]

  • Roxanne Awakened link.jpg Roxanne

Worm[edit | edit source]

  • Scene 131.jpg Tapeworm awakened

Datasheet[edit | edit source]

Class[edit | edit source]

All known awakened are offensive type warriors, their innate abilities unknown beyond general description. Exceptions would be Alicia and Beth, special type warriors (Yoma War Record III).

Defensive type awakened have yet to be described in Claymore series. Non-Claymore awakened are of unknown quality.

Baselines are of much higher magnitude than Claymore warriors (Yoma War Record II, III). Abyssal Ones, however, are considered unmeasurable by the Organization.

History[edit | edit source]

Rabona[edit | edit source]

Rubel reveals to Clare that outside the Organization, awakened beings are called "Voracious Eaters"—alleged long-lived Yoma of extreme power and appetite. But this is disinformation meant for the public. He further reveals that awakened beings are former Claymore warriors.[14]

Paburo hunt[edit | edit source]

In Paburo Mountains, Miria repeats similar allegations, adding that male awakened beings are all former Claymore warriors. But Paburo awakened Being says Miria is making a "major mistake."[15]

Witch's Maw[edit | edit source]

Clare learns about Abyssal Ones—former No. 1 Claymore warriors, whose form and abilities are similar to those of lesser awakened beings and Yoma, but are vastly more powerful—strong enough to control an entire quadrant of the Island world of Claymore.[16]

Miria's theory[edit | edit source]

After the engagement with Agatha, the Ghosts, Galatea, Clarice and Miata hear Miria's theory. Miria speculates that the island is a test site for controlled, awakened being experiments.

Miria concludes the Organization, ostensibly a charity, is a cover for a military-intelligence, bio-warfare operation, using island to isolate its experiments from mainland.[17]

Sutafu[edit | edit source]

Anastasia's hunt confront a group of male, non-Claymores, who escaped from a Yoma-making facility.[18] They awaken, but are destroyed by the Ghosts and Dietrich.[19]

Later, as the warriors discuss the current situation, Deneve recalls the Paburo awakened saying Miria was mistaken. The mistake could be Miria believing that the Organization stopped making male awakened beings.[20]

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. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 113
  2. Claymore 17, Tokyopop, Scene 24, p. 74
  3. Claymore 5,Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 24, p. 74
  4. Claymore 5, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 24, p. 74
  5. Claymore 5, Star Comics, Scene 25, p. 109
  6. Claymore 5, Comix-ART, Scene 24, p. 74
  7. Claymore 17, Culturecom, Scene 95, p. 164
  8. Claymore 2, Scene 6, p. 62
  9. Claymore 5, Shueisha, Scene 24, p. 74
  10. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 114
  11. Claymore 5, Shueisha, Scene 25, p. 113
  12. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 113
  13. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 113; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  14. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 113–114; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  15. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 183–185
  16. Claymore 8, Scene 45, p. 180
  17. Claymore 15, Scene 79Scene 80, pp. 68–76
  18. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 93
  19. Claymore 20, Scene 111, p. 122
  20. Claymore 20, Scene 112, pp. 149–150

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