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VIZ Media name



Name: N/A
Other: Erwachte[1] (awakened de Speaker.svg), awakened being[2] (en-us Speaker.svg), exaltées[3] (awakened fr Speaker.svg), 覺醒者[4] Juéxǐng-zhě Speaker.svg (awakened zh-hk)

Original name

覚醒者[5] Kakusei-sha Speaker.svg (awakened)




Rod, Destroyer




You can't say these things are alive to begin with.[6]

First appearance

Scene 95

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Unofficial name. "Hellcat" was originally an improvised term used in Claymore forums. Earliest known appearance: the Claymore Animesuki forum, December 2009.[7] "Hellcat" itself dates from late 16th century Britain, where it was used as a synonym for a witch or sorceress.

Characters in the manga describe the entity generically as an "awakened" or non-English equivalent. No proper name used.

Sometimes the entity is referred to on reference websites as an "Incarnation/Avatar of Destruction," deriving from the original magazine title of Scene 95, 破壊の化身[8] (Hakai no Keshin). "Incarnation" or "Avatar" not used by characters.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Luciela's awakened feline form simplified.

Though there is variation among individual Hellcats, they generally share serrated ears and spinal ridge, claws and a single tail.[9]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Devoid of all consciousness, despite predatory, big cat behavior.[10]

Datasheet[edit | edit source]

Class[edit | edit source]

Unknown type and ability.

Unlike other Yoma-like entities, Hellcats cannot regenerate.[11] Lifespan of half-a-day,[12] unless they can absorb energy from the living. Can be liken to viruses. They fire rods into other hosts to repeat the life-cycle.[13]

History[edit | edit source]

Destroyer[edit | edit source]

When Luciela x Rafaela awakens in a cellar, the abandoned castle bursts apart.[14]

Clare's naked body emerges from the mass of Yoma tissue. She gazes up on the sky-high entity—the Destroyer—a demonic parody of twin goddesses of love, Teresa and Clare.[15]

Destroyer forms crown of rods, resembling radiant halo of Apollo.[16] A 180 degree barrage of rods begins as Deneve and Helen reach Clare.[17]

Parasitic rods[edit | edit source]

The mewing rods awaken into a huge, cat-like form, which attack Clare, Deneve and Helen.[18]

The warriors counterattack. When a Hellcat shoots rods into Deneve's arm, the rods prove parasitic—they absorb the life energy of any living thing they touch. Now an infected host, Deneve tears off her arm.[19]

When another Hellcat fires a barrage of rods, Clare ricochets the rods back to the source.[20]

Hellcats surround the warriors, bringing back memories of Pieta.[21]

End of beginning[edit | edit source]

Deneve, Helen and Clare exhausted, landscape strewn with Hellcat body-parts. Helen thinks engagement is over. But Deneve and Clare know otherwise. Another barrage begins.[22]

Dietrich[edit | edit source]

Sacrifice[edit | edit source]

Yuma regenerates Cynthia's body. But Yuma senses the approach of the Hellcats.[23]

Yuma leaves and decoys the Hellcats away from Cynthia. Yuma tries to fight the Hellcats. But a rod wounds her sword arm. Now cornered, Yuma awaits death.[24]

Dietrich suddenly appears. And brings the Abyss Feeders.[25]

Surprise rescue[edit | edit source]

As Hellcats close in, Yuma learns that Dietrich is exiled here for mission failure. Dietrich says Abyss Feeders approximate the power of single-digit warriors.[26]

Infernal fight[edit | edit source]

Dietrich warns Yuma to stay motionless, as Abyss Feeders pass them. Hellcats charge the Feeders and fighting begins. Rods hit the Feeders, but this only removes their appetite restriction to Abyssal Ones.[27]

Now the Abyss Feeders gorge on the Hellcats.[28]

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 17, Tokyopop, Scene 95, p. 164
  2. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 164
  3. Claymore 17, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 95, p. 164
  4. Claymore 17, Culturecom, Scene 95, p. 164
  5. Claymore 17, Shueisha, Scene 95, p. 164
  6. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 175
  7. AnimeSuki Forum
  8. Jump SQ, October 2009, Claymore, Scene 95, p. 467
  9. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 178
  10. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 164
  11. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 176
  12. Claymore 18, Scene 96, p. 34
  13. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 168
  14. Claymore 17, Scene 93, pp. 98–99
  15. Claymore 17, Scene 93, p. 108
  16. Claymore 17, Scene 94, p. 148
  17. Claymore 17, Scene 94, pp. 150–151
  18. Claymore 17, Scene 95, pp. 161–163
  19. Claymore 17, Scene 95, pp. 168–170
  20. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 173
  21. Claymore 17, Scene 95, p. 178
  22. Claymore 18, Scene 96, pp. 32–37
  23. Claymore 18, Scene 101, pp. 182–183
  24. Claymore 18, Scene 101, pp. 185–189
  25. Claymore 18, Scene 101, p. 189
  26. Claymore 19, Scene 102, p. 7
  27. Claymore 19, Scene 102, pp. 11–18
  28. Claymore 19, Scene 102, p. 19
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