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Flexible Limb Stretching
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Helen attacking the Paburo awakened

VIZ Media name




Original name

自在な四肢伸縮[1] Jizaina Shishi Shinshuku


Offensive:[2] Limb Stretching[3]


Attacking target using Limb Stretching





Associated technique

Drill Sword


Turn, turn, turn and...bam!![4]

First appearance

Scene 27, Anime Scene 10


Unofficial translation. 自在 translates as "flexible," which emphasizes bending of な四肢伸縮 (stretching limbs).

Helen's datasheet names her technique in Yoma War Record II.[5] The manga and anime describe only.


Limb Stretching[6] enables this technique: attack target by flexing stretched limbs.

Yoma power usage ranges in the mid-50–80%,[7] Yoma power control high-40%,[8] attack speed 40%.[9] See Yoma power chart and sword chart.

Helen wears sleeves and leggings of a dark material of unknown composition that stretches indefinitely.[10] May be similar to uniform material of Alicia and Beth.[11]

Helen combines this technique with Drill Sword.


Paburo hunt[]

In the Paburo Mountains, the hunt is attacked by the Paburo awakened.[12]

Paburo severs Deneve's arm. Helen counterattacks with Flexible Limb Stretching. But no matter how many legs she cuts off, he keeps regenerating.[13]

Battle of the North[]


During first battle, Insectile awakened decimates Team Jean, Jean left standing alone. Team Veronica reinforces Team Jean.[14]

Helen uses Limb Stretching to immobilize Insectile, enabling Jean to use Drill Sword.[15]

Flexible Limb Stretching

Northern Army[]

Awakened Clare out of control. She demands that Helen euthanize her. Helen stretches her sword-arm, saying she will never forgive Clare for making her do this. In manga, Jean interrupts Helen.[16] In anime, Clare detects Priscilla's Yoma power and flies skyward to fight her.[17]

7-year timeskip[]


Helen is one of seven Ghosts who desert Organization. Hiding in mountains, they train with Yoma powerless techniques.[18]


After Deneve and Helen rescue Dietrich's hunt, Dietrich, feeling indebted, insists on following them. Later, Helen senses massive Yoma power from unnamed town.[19]

Despite Dietrich's warning, Helen and Deneve visit town anyway, hoping to catch a glance of Isley for a thrill. But Isley sees through their disguise and attacks. Helen and Deneve fight for their lives.[20]

Helen attacks with Flexible Limb Stretching, combined with Drill Sword.[21]


Deneve grabs an incapacitated Clare and flees Priscilla.[22] Deneve and Helen race toward the Destroyer.[23]

Destroyer swallows Clare before Priscilla's arrival. Helen attacks with Flexible Limb Stretching. But Priscilla nails down Helen's arm with tentacles.[24]


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 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 687
  2. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 687
  3. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 687
  4. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 52–53
  5. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 687
  6. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 687
  7. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 683
  8. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 683
  9. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 682
  10. Claymore 5, Scene 27, p. 166
  11. Claymore 11, Scene 62, pp. 130–131
  12. Claymore 5, Scene 26, p. 161; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  13. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 177–183; Claymore, Anime Scene 10
  14. Claymore 10, Scene 52, pp. 34–36; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  15. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 62–64; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  16. Claymore 11, Scene 60, pp. 77–78
  17. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  18. Claymore 12, Scene 65, pp. 117–122
  19. Claymore 16, Scene 86, p. 84
  20. Claymore 16, Scene 86, pp. 110–123
  21. Claymore 16, Scene 87, p. 111
  22. Claymore 18, Scene 101, p. 177
  23. Claymore 19, Scene 103, p. 40
  24. Claymore 19, Scene 105, pp. 99–104