Paburo hunt
Paburo Hunt.jpg
Miria's warning

VIZ Media name

N/A

Leader

Miria (No. 6)

Team member

Deneve (No. 15), Helen (No. 22), Clare (No. 47)

Man in Black

Ermita, Rubel

Target

Paburo Awakened

Current status

Target killed

Region

Toulouse

Locale

Paburo Mountains

Quote

Despair? After only this? I've known a greater opponent and known true despair.[1]

First appearance

Scene 25, Anime Scene 9

  • Paburo hunt ↓
    • Miria link.jpg No. 6—Miria
    • Deneve link.jpg No. 15—Deneve
    • Helen link.jpg No. 22—Helen
    • Clare link.jpg No. 47—Clare

Etymology[edit | edit source]

An awakened hunt that takes place in the Paburo Mountains. Referred to by Miria as a 異常貪欲者狩り[2] Ijō don'yoku-sha kari (Voracious Eater hunt). VIZ Media uses "hunting party."[3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Awakened hunt led by Miria. Other hunt members are Deneve, Helen and Clare.

History[edit | edit source]

Before the hunt[edit | edit source]

Miria's bad impression of Clare continues from their encounter in Toriro. In an unnamed city near the Paburo Mountains, Clare arrives a week late with Raki. When Helen starts insinuating about Clare's relation to Raki, a melee begins. Miria breaks it up. But during the introductions, Raki learns that Clare is the lowest ranking warrior.

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Melee before hunt

After leaving Raki at the inn, Clare leaves with hunt for Paburo Mountains.[4]

That night, Miria tests Clare with sparring match. Clare loses sword and faints. As she lies in rain, she dreams of Teresa.[5]

Engaging target[edit | edit source]

Next morning, hunt continues into mountains.

Man from "Lido"[edit | edit source]

The hunt is met by man who claims to be from town of "Lido." And that he made original request to Organization. But Miria attacks.[6]

He dodges blade and awakens.[7]

Round I[edit | edit source]

Regenerating arms[edit | edit source]

Paburo severs Deneve's arm. Helen attacks. But no matter how many legs she cuts off, he keeps regenerating.[8]

But Deneve returns to fight, her arm also regenerating.[9]

Male Claymores[edit | edit source]

Helen is surprised that Paburo is male. She expected a former female warrior.

When Helen asks why, Miria reveals that the first Claymores warriors were male, but that the Organization stopped making them, as they awoke too quickly.[10]

Round II[edit | edit source]

During the next attack, Deneve, Helen and Clare go down, Miria the last one standing.[11]

Round III[edit | edit source]

With the others badly injured, Miria alone faces Paburo.[12]

"Phantom"[edit | edit source]

Miria recovers her wounded companions. Paburo cannot score a hit. She stops and goes so fast, he only strikes mirages. He realizes that she must be "Phantom" Miria.[13]

But he suspects that her technique has its limits. After 30 times, Miria's Yoma Energy fatigues. He catches her.[14]

"True despair"[edit | edit source]

But despite Paburo's promise of "true despair," Clare gets up to rescue Miria. Clare alludes, unknown to others, to her experience with Priscilla.[15]

Paburo strikes with extensible claws. But claws repeatedly miss as Clare approaches.[16]

Anticipation[edit | edit source]

As with her predecessor Teresa, Clare uses Preemptive Sensing to read Yoma power flow of opponents, anticipating moves before they happen. She avoids Paburo's attacks.[17]

As Miria watches Clare, she wonders if Clare developed her technique solely to fight Awakened Beings.[18]

Clare cuts off five of Paburo's six arms. But during the attack, she fails to switch back to her Yoma energy reading mode.

Paburo counter-attacks, hurling her back.[19]

Round IV[edit | edit source]

Miria and Clare are both injured, but Paburo is nearly helpless, left with only his legs. They finish him off.[20]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

On initial, overwhelming attack by Paburo awakened (former male Claymore), Miria suspects Organization of sending hunt into deathtrap.[21]

After Paburo is killed, warriors compare notes and discover everyone is half-awakened, plus viewed as a troublemaker by the Organization. Miria advises everyone to feign ignorance about being sent into a deathtrap. She further warns about warriors No. 1 through 5.[22]

The four friends touch swords and vow to survive.[23]

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Touching swords

They meet again during Battle of the North.

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 6, Scene 28, pp. 31–32
  2. Claymore 5, Shueisha edition, Scene 25, p. 127
  3. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 127
  4. Claymore 5, Scene 26, p. 139; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  5. Claymore 5, Scene 26, pp. 146–156; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  6. Claymore 5, Scene 26, p. 160; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  7. Claymore 5, Scene 26, p. 161; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  8. Claymore 5, Scene 27, p. 178–179; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  9. Claymore 5, Scene 27, p. 180; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  10. Claymore 5, Scene 27, p. 183; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  11. Claymore 5, Scene 27, p. 195; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  12. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 8–9; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  13. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 11–18; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  14. Claymore 6, Scene 28, p. 26; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  15. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 31–32; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  16. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 35–37; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  17. Claymore 6, Scene 29, p. 41; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  18. Claymore 6, Scene 29, pp. 43–45; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  19. Claymore 6, Scene 29, p. 53; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  20. Claymore 6, Scene 29, pp. 58–62; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  21. Claymore 6, Scene 29, p. 68; Claymore, Anime Scene 11
  22. Claymore 6, Scene 31, pp. 108–112; Claymore, Anime Scene 11
  23. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 114; Claymore, Anime Scene 11

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