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End of the continent

VIZ Media name

Gonahl[1] (en-us)


Gonahl[2][3][4] (de, en-us anime, it anime), Gonaaru[5] (es-es), Gonard[6] (fr), Gonar[7] (it)

Original name

ゴナール[8] Gonāru





Geographic entity

Village,[10] city[11]

Geographic features

By seacoast, castle


Former Single-digit

Place name allusion

Jean-Honoré Fragonard

First mention

Scene 31, Anime Scene 12

First appearance

Scene 31, Anime Scene 12

Etymology[edit | edit source]

ゴナール Gonāru is a fore-clipped version of フラゴナール Furagonāru, transliterated from Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806), French Rococo painter. "Gonahl" is used by both VIZ Media and FUNimation.

Description[edit | edit source]

Coastal village or city in northeastern Lautrec. The world map refers to the town as the "Ruins of Gonāru."

The ruins in both the manga and anime resemble Fragonard's drawings of Roman ruins. Ruins appear in the work of Fragonard and his contemporaries during the 18th century.

History[edit | edit source]

Hunt[edit | edit source]

Ophelia waiting in ruins of Gonahl

Site of the Gonahl hunt, lead by No. 7, Ophelia.[12]

Town abandoned due to the attack by the Former Single-digit.[13] Clare tells Raki "It's like we walked to the end of the continent."[14]

Clare meets the hunt captain, Ophelia, who patiently waits in the town center. Ophelia suspects that Clare is half-awakened. She seizes Clare and pokes her fingers into Clare's stigma. Ophelia tastes the blood and decides to kill Clare.[15]<

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Former Single-digit

Raki's attack distracts Ophelia and frees Clare. Ophelia does not intend on leaving any witnesses to her misbehavior.[16]

Ophelia cuts off Clare's legs. She challenges Clare to reattach them as she fights Raki in a sword match. With each passing minute, Ophelia increase her skill level, till Raki is killed.[17]

Escape[edit | edit source]

When the Former Single-digit Awakened shows up, a 3-way combat takes place. Ophelia distracted with fightig the Awakened, Clare is able to escape with Raki. After Ophelia kills the Awakened, she pursues Clare. Clare and Raki are forced to split up.[18]

Former Single-digit

Enforcer[edit | edit source]

In the anime, Rafaela finds the remains of the Single-digit.[19]

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 31, p. 117
  2. Claymore 6, Tokyopop, Scene 31, p. 117
  3. Claymore, FUNimation, Anime Scene 12
  4. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 12
  5. Claymore 6, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 31, p. 117
  6. Claymore 6, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 31, p. 117
  7. Claymore 6, Star Comics, Scene 31, p. 113
  8. Claymore 6, Shueisha, Scene 31, p. 117
  9. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  10. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 117
  11. Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  12. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 125; Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  13. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 117; Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  14. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 119
  15. Claymore 6, Scene 31, pp. 127–129; Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  16. Claymore 6, Scene 31, p. 132; Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  17. Claymore 6, Scene 32, p. 141; Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  18. Claymore 7, Scene 34, pp. 25–31; Claymore, Anime Scene 12
  19. Claymore, Anime Scene 14
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