Hairstyle
Hairstyle.jpg
Clare's pageboy

VIZ Media name

Hair[1]

Variant

Haar[2] (de), cabello[3] (es-es), cheveux[4] (fr), capelli[5] (it)

Original name

[6] Kami

Description

Most distinguishing physical feature among Claymore warriors

Status

Extant

User

Claymore warriors

Quote

Whether my hair's long or short, I'm still me.[7]

First appearance

Scene 1, Anime Scene 1

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The myriad of Claymore hairstyles are almost unmentioned by characters in manga and anime, despite prominence.

Sole mention of hairstyle is when during Clare's final exam, she is forced to cut off 2/3 of her hair to hang out window to decoy a Yoma. Clare's rival thinks she looks better with the accidental pageboy.[8]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Hairstyle may indicate personality—the flame-like hair of Miria and Rachel, for example. But often, complete opposites share the same style. Dietrich vs. Roxanne, Nina vs. Veronica, Ophelia vs. Tabitha. A style of innocence may deceive the unwary.

History[edit | edit source]

Origin[edit | edit source]

As young girls, Claymore trainees are implanted with Yoma tissue, a painful process that results in a half-Yoma being. Eyes turn silver and the hair turns blonde of varying shades.[9]

One exception is Clarice, where the Yoma transplant partially took hold, the original brunette hair fading to medium brown.[10]

Post-operative[edit | edit source]

Unknown growth rate of hair, if any, after adulthood is reached. After Clare's hair is cut during her final exam, it is not seen long again.[11]

In the case of Anastasia, hair can be attached to objects and Yoma entities, then charged with Yoma energy to adjust the strands strength (see Winged Technique).

Styles[edit | edit source]

  • Helen link.jpg Bob cut: Helen, Pamela—the most common Claymore warrior style
  • Tabitha link.jpg Braid: Ophelia, Tabitha—single pleat, sometimes curled into a bun
  • Roxanne link.jpg Bunches: Dietrich, Roxanne—unpleated "pigtails." Also called ツインテール tsuin teeru Speaker.svg (twin tails)
  • Hysteria link.jpg Hybrid hairstyle: Hysteria—ponytail + cornrows
  • Renée.jpg Cornrows: Hysteria, Renée
  • Cassandra link.jpg Emo: Cassandra
  • Extra Scene 4 link.jpg Hime Speaker.svg: Alicia, Beth, young Clare—medieval Asian style. Hime spelled 姫 or ひめ
  • Clare link.jpg Pageboy: adult Clare—medieval European style


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 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 188
  2. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 188
  3. Claymore 14, Ediciones Glénat España, Extra Scene 4, p. 188
  4. Claymore 14, Glénat Édition Française, Extra Scene 4, p. 188
  5. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 184
  6. Claymore 14, Shueisha, Extra Scene 4, p. 188
  7. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 188
  8. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, pp. 186–187
  9. Fragments of Silver 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 501
  10. Claymore 12, Scene 65, pp. 46–47
  11. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 4, p. 185
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