Defensive and offensive types



Original name

[1] Kata (pronounced ka-ta)


Defensive, offensive, special


Innate fighting personality



Associated baseline

Yoma power, agility, strength, mental, sensing, leadership


Among us warriors, there are those who excel at offense, and those at defense. You can tell them apart by their personalities.

First mention

Scene 35, Anime Scene 13

Type (personality) ↓

  • Deneve link.jpg Defensive type
  • Ophelia link.jpg Offensive type
  • Special Type link.jpg Special type

Etymology[edit | edit source]

型 translates as "type," "style," "model."

Description[edit | edit source]

Personality type predicated on either survival (defensive) or aggression (offensive).

Special type—possessing no personality—is based on neither.

History[edit | edit source]

First mention by Ophelia.[2]

Anime version refers to "Attacker" and "Tactical Defense."[3]

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 35, p. 62
  3. Claymore, Anime Scene 13

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