Luciela x Rafaela
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Luciela x Rafaela

VIZ Media name




Original name

ルシエラxラファエラ[1] Rushiera x Rafaera

Rank No.

1 of Luciela Era[2] (Luciela),
2 of Luciela Era[2] and 5 of Current Generation[2] (Rafaela)

Current status

Awakened into the Destroyer








Beautiful, isn't it? I've lived a long time and I've never seen anything this exquisite.[3]

First appearance

Scene 82

  • Scene 093.jpg Destroyer—7 phases ↓
    • Luciela x Rafaela link.jpg I. Luciela x Rafaela
    • Destroyer link.jpg II. Twin goddesses
      • Parasitic Rod link.jpg Rod ↓
        • Hellcat link.jpg Hellcat
        • Infected Host link.jpg Infected host
    • Yoma Energy Mass link.jpg III. Mass being
    • Yoma Energy Mass + Clare.jpg IV. Mass being + Clare
    • Scene 109.jpg V. Cocoon
    • Destroyer-Priscilla.jpg VI. Destroyer–Priscilla
    • Destroyer-Riful's Daughter.jpg VII. Destroyer–Riful's daughter

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Unnamed by characters. "Luciela x Rafaela" appears on world map of Claymore advertisement, July 2009 Jump SQ.

"X" means "multiplied by" or "times," alluding to the power of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.

VIZ Media edition only has generic descriptions of merged sisters and never gives the entity a proper name.

First phase of the Destroyer.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Embraced bodies of Luciela and Rafaela melded together.

Datasheet[edit | edit source]

Class[edit | edit source]

Unknown type and ability.

History[edit | edit source]

Sisters[edit | edit source]

Awakening[edit | edit source]

In flashback, warrior No. 1, Luciela, fully awakens during first Controlled Awakening experiment. Her younger sister, Rafaela, is unable change back Luciela. Luciela wreaks havoc on Organization Headquarters and escapes.[4] As a result, Rafaela is decommissioned as warrior and goes into exile.[5]

Recommissioned[edit | edit source]

After an indeterminate number of years, Rubel finds Rafaela living in cave. He tells her that the now adult Teresa was lost, along with warriors No. 2 through 5. He offers the position of No. 5 to Rafaela, who accepts in exchange for Luciela's whereabouts.[6]

Death[edit | edit source]

After the Organization's defeat in Pieta, Isley invades Mucha. [7]

In the ensuing combat, Isley fires his crossbow. Shot with arrows, Luciela resembles Renaissance paintings of St. Sebastian.[8]

Eventually, Isley defeats Luciela. Rafaela, who watched the combat, finds a weakened Luciela kneeling in a stream. They embrace, but Rafaela breaks Luciela's back. Rafaela injects Yoma power into Luciela and they merge.[9]

Later Riful, who arrives too late to help Luciela,[10] finds the merged sisters and brings them back to Lautrec.[11]

Lautrec[edit | edit source]

Renée[edit | edit source]

Captive[edit | edit source]

After 7-year timeskip, Riful captures Renée near Doga.[12]

Renée regains consciousness. She hangs from ceiling of castle cellar. Her arm is missing. Below sits Riful.[13]

Renée sees both legs missing—she screams. Riful offers to let Renée reattach her limbs if she cooperates.[14]

Dauf drags in a strange object. He raises it in front of Renée. She gazes in horror at the fused-bodies of Luciela x Rafaela.[15] Riful tells Renée of her goal to awaken the entity.[16]

Visitor[edit | edit source]

After her fight with Dauf, Clare watches him revert to human form as he enters Riful's lair—Witch's Maw II.[17]

Race against time[edit | edit source]

In the cellar, Renée tries reattaching her limbs as quickly as possible. She senses Luciela x Rafaela awakening, while Riful is distracted by the commotion upstairs.[18]

Combat[edit | edit source]

As Dauf and Clare fight, they destroy the castle interior. Clare escapes through a hole in the wall. Riful grabs Dauf with her tentacles, stopping him from doing more damage. After he explains what happened, Riful searches for Clare.[19]

Escape[edit | edit source]

Renée takes a suppressant and escapes. Dauf tries to pursue her, but she loses him.[20]

Clare[edit | edit source]

Dream world[edit | edit source]

While Riful and Dauf are preoccupied with Renée, Clare reenters castle (Witch's Maw II). She finds the chamber where hangs Luciela x Rafaela.[21]

Dream within dream[edit | edit source]

Clare enters the mind of Luciela x Rafaela. In a dream world, Clare and Jean meet Rafaela in a replay from Scene 50.[22]

When Clare reaches out, Jean is gone. Rafaela attacks and kills Clare. [23]

"Real" dream[edit | edit source]

Clare awakes in darkness. Fight was only a dream within a dream. Rafaela says Clare entered Rafaela's mind. And everything and one are regenerated from Clare's memories.[24]

Rafaela says there is "something" that Clare must know. And adds that Clare is making "a grave mistake."[25]

But Clare has little time left before Rafaela awakens. Clare must defeat Rafaela—Clare's death here would result in her physical death.[26]

Clare resorts to Quicksword and kills Rafaela with the right arm of Ilena, who Rafaela executed seven years ago.[27]

Awakening[edit | edit source]

In a Yoma power explosion, Rafaela awakens. As Clare is hurled back, all Rafaela's memories and emotions are inscribed in Clare. Among which is "the thing you must know."[28]

Elsewhere, Cynthia senses Rafaela's memories and emotions streaming into Clare.[29]

Clare's naked body emerges from a sea of Yoma tissue. She gazes on sky-high entity—the Destroyer—a demonic parody of twin goddesses of love, Teresa and Clare.[30]

Last act of Rafaela is returning Clare's sword and clothes.[30]

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 2009, Claymore
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 733
  3. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 161
  4. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 7–8
  5. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 12–13
  6. Claymore 12, Scene 64, p. 23
  7. Claymore 11, Scene 62, p. 154
  8. Claymore 11, Scene 63, p. 179
  9. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 28–37
  10. Claymore 13, Scene 71, p. 50–51
  11. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 143
  12. Claymore 15, Scene 81, p. 131
  13. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 135
  14. Claymore 15, Scene 82, pp. 138–140
  15. Claymore 15, Scene 82, pp. 142–143
  16. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 164
  17. Claymore 17, Scene 91, p.39
  18. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 43–44
  19. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 44–53
  20. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 48–59
  21. Claymore 17, Scene 91, p. 61
  22. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 65
  23. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 67–74
  24. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 77
  25. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 78
  26. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 82
  27. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 84–87
  28. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 88–91
  29. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 92
  30. 30.0 30.1 Claymore 17, Scene 93, p. 108
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