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VIZ Media name




Original name

リーナ[1] Rīna (Lena, Lina)

Rank No.

14 of the Next Generation[2]

Current status



Organization, Ghosts






There's nothing in this town.[3]

First appearance

Scene 83

Etymology[edit | edit source]

リーナ is a transliteration of "Lena" or "Lina," both fore-clipped versions of various first names. "Lena," the more common of the two, is typically a fore-clipped version of Helena. For its etymology, see Helen.

Given that the Claymore character's name is revealed while she is defending the Holy City of Rabona, "Lena" may actually derive from "Magdalena"—being of the town of "Magdala"—from the Aramaic מגדלא meaning "great" or "tower." In the context of "Magdalena," "Lena" may allude to being an impregnable "tower" of the Holy City.

"Lena" is used for various female characters in manga and anime. Name of the US singer, Lena Horne.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Physical[edit | edit source]

Hairstyle: pixie[4]—similar to Deneve's. Height unknown—taller than her two Claymore comrades in Lacroix.[5]

Uniform[edit | edit source]

Lightly armored, Lena wears a crescent buckle, which holds 1-layer spaulders on the shoulders. Vambraces cover the wrists below the elbow.[6]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Self-confident of her fighting potential—until she fights Yuma. This high self-confidence may explain her light armor, a characteristic more typical of those with low agility and strength baselines, such as Elena or Matilda.

Datasheet[edit | edit source]

Class[edit | edit source]

Unknown type. Having no Organization datasheet in the "Yoma War Record," her ability and baselines are unknown.

History[edit | edit source]

Lacroix[edit | edit source]

In Lacroix village, Cynthia, Yuma and Clare look for an Awakened being they sensed on the outskirts of town. They run into a search and rescue team composed of three warriors.[7] Later, two Men in Black appear.[8]

Lena, the captain of the mission, reports that nothing of interest is in the village. However, she is unable to detect a nearby Awakened being, due to taking suppressant.

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Lena and Norma in Lacroix

But when a female bystander awakens, Cynthia and Clare preemptively attack,[9] while Yuma knocks unconscious Norma and an unnamed warrior, then the two Men in Black.[10]

Lena is outraged at Yuma's attack on her comrades. But when she crosses swords, she cannot believe that Yuma is beating her so easily. Yuma hits Lena in the belly with the flat of her sword, knocking out Lena.[11]

The Awakened is killed. But Rubel witnesses everything.[12]

Rebellion[edit | edit source]

Lena participates in the Claymore Rebellion.[13][14] She survives the attack of the Abyss Feeders[15] and the attack[16] of the reanimated No. 1 warriors.[17]

Holy City[edit | edit source]

Lena is part of the battle group that joins the Ghosts in the Holy City of Rabona. On the ramparts of the city, Galatea senses Europa's approaching aura, whose magnitude is of a greater order than the two previous Awakeneds that landed in town. Clarice asks what should they do.

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Lena in the battle group

The Next Generation warriors from headquarters are assembled behind them, which includes Lena.[18]

When Europa crashes the city walls like a wreaking ball, Galatea orders everyone to draw their swords. Among the warriors is Lena.[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. Jump SQ, July 2013, Claymore, Scene 139, p. 828
  2. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 184
  3. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 178
  4. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 176
  5. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 178
  6. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 176
  7. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 176
  8. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 178
  9. Claymore 15, Scene 83, pp. 180–181
  10. Claymore 15, Scene 83, pp. 183–185
  11. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 184
  12. Claymore 15, Scene 83, p. 197
  13. Claymore 20, Scene 113, p. 173
  14. Claymore 21, Scene 114, p. 15
  15. Claymore 21, Scene 115, p. 55
  16. Claymore 21, Scene 116, p. 72
  17. Jump Square, June 2012, Claymore, Scene 126, p. 261
  18. Jump SQ, June 2013, Claymore, Scene 138, p. 691 693
  19. Jump SQ, July 2013, Claymore, Scene 139, pp. 825–828
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