Battle group
Battle Group.jpg
First meeting

VIZ Media name

Battle group[1]

Variant

Expeditionary force[2] (en-us anime), formación de batalla[3] (battle formation es-es), combattimento di gruppo[4] (combat group it)

Original Name

闘いの組み立て[5] tatakai no kumitate (assembly of battle)

Region

Alfons[6]

Locale

Pieta village[7]

Current status

Region and village abandoned

Force

Battle group of 24 warriors

Commander

Miria

Result

Manga: Defeat of Organization
Anime: Stalemate

Quote

Isley is the one causing all this strange activity among the awakened ones.[8]

First Appearance

Scene 50, Anime Scene 18

Etymology[edit | edit source]

VIZ Media translates 闘いの組み立て[9] (assembly of battle) as "battle groups."

"Battle group" derives from the German Kampfgruppe.

The Claymore battle group or task force is unnamed in some manga translations. In the FUNimation anime, Rubel calls it an "expeditionary force."[10]

Description[edit | edit source]

The Organization battle group that assembles in Pieta, a village in the northern region of Alfons.

The battle group of 24 Claymore warriors is under the command of Miria. They oppose the Northern Army—32 awakened beings, led in the field by Rigaldo, himself under the command of Isley, the Abyssal One of the North.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

After surviving the Witch's Maw, Clare and Jean are found by Rafaela. Rubel says that a deserter like Clare would normally be executed, but the Organization is willing to pardon Clare if she joins the battle group in Pieta.[11]

Her mission: to help destroy the Northern Army, who wiped out the Pieta hunt—lead by No. 7, Eva. Hunt members Kate and Lucia were also killed.[12]

In the manga, Rubel also says that Raki was taken north by a slave trader.[13] In the anime, Rubel says Raki traveled north. Despite Clare's misgivings, she now cannot refuse.[14]

Engagement I[edit | edit source]

When Clare and Jean arrive at Pieta, Clare discovers that Helen, Deneve and Miria are alive as promised.[15]

Miria, as the highest ranking warrior, splits the battle group into five teams, resembling awakened hunts, mixing the weak with the strong so all can gain experience (see composition of teams in tables below).[16]

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Miria addresses the battle group

Later that night, Clare and Jean join Miria, Deneve and Helen in a secret meeting in a nearby cave. Miria reveals the truth: this is a suicide mission.[17]

Battle group[edit | edit source]

Miria is the group commander.

Status of teams[edit | edit source]

After the second engagement with the Northern Army, the anime differs from the manga as to the ultimate fate of the warriors.

Team Veronica[edit | edit source]

In the manga, only Cynthia and Helen survive. In the anime, Matilda is seen alive during the inn lobby scene.

  • Veronica.jpg No. 13—Veronica
  • Cynthia link.jpg No. 14—Cynthia
  • Helen link.jpg No. 22—Helen
  • Pamela link.jpg No. 35—Pamela
  • Matilda.jpg No. 41—Matilda

Team Undine[edit | edit source]

In the manga, Deneve is the lone survivor. In the anime, Zelda is seen alive during the inn lobby scene.

  • Undine link.jpg No. 11—Undine
  • Deneve link.jpg No. 15—Deneve
  • Zelda link.jpg No. 24—Zelda
  • Claudia link.jpg No. 36—Claudia
  • Yuliana link.jpg No. 43—Yuliana

Team Jean[edit | edit source]

There are no survivors in the manga. In the anime, Emelia (Emilia), Natalie (Natalia) and Diana (Deana) may be among the survivors during the inn lobby scene.

  • Jean link.jpg No. 9—Jean
  • Eliza link.jpg No. 17—Eliza




  • Emilia.jpg No. 27—Emilia
  • Natalia link.jpg No. 37—Natalia
  • Deana.jpg No. 44—Deana

Team Flora[edit | edit source]

In the manga, Clare is the sole survivor. In the anime, Lily and Wendy may be among the survivors seen during the inn lobby scene.

  • Flora link.jpg No. 8—Flora
  • Lily link.jpg No. 18—Lily
  • Wendy link.jpg No. 30—Wendy
  • Carla link.jpg No. 39—Carla
  • Clare link.jpg No. 47—Clare

Team Miria[edit | edit source]

In the manga all members survive but Queenie. In the anime, Queenie may be among the survivors during the inn lobby scene.

  • Miria link.jpg No. 6—Miria
  • Queenie.jpg No. 20—Queenie
  • Tabitha link.jpg No. 31—Tabitha
  • Uma link.jpg No. 40—Yuma

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 10, Scene 55, p. 108
  2. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  3. Claymore 10, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 55, p. 108
  4. Claymore 10, Star Comics, Scene 55, p. 104
  5. Claymore 10, Shueisha, Scene 55, p. 108
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  8. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 185
  9. Claymore 10, Shueisha, Scene 55, p. 108
  10. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  11. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 135–140; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  12. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 140; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  13. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 142
  14. Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  15. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 148–157; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  16. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 169–174; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  17. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 175–84; Claymore, Anime Scene 18

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