Scene 15
Scene 015
Being human

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

September 2002, August 2002

Tankōbon title

微笑のテレサ IV[2] Bishō no Teresa IV (Teresa of the minute smile IV), volume 3

US tankōbon title

Teresa of the Faint Smile, Part 4[3]

New character



The one being comforted...was me?[4]


Unknown region


Forest near Rokut

Anime arc

Teresa of the Faint Smile

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  • Teresa arc:
    • Scene 012 12: Part 1
    • Scene 013 13: Part 2
    • Scene 014 14: Part 3
    • Scene 015 15: Part 4
    • Scene 016 16: Part 5
    • Scene 017 link 17: Part 6

Cold openEdit

Teresa and Clare are in sight of the town of Rokut. Teresa assures Clare that they should reach the town by tomorrow night.[5]


That night in the forest, as Clare sleeps before the campfire, Teresa goes off into the forest. She knows Rig has been following them. She waits for Rig, who immediately appears.[6]

Scene 015a
Clare as combatant

Rig wants to avenge the loss of his hand by physically abusing Teresa.

But Teresa feels already degraded by her past and cannot sink any further down. Blase, she consents to sex. But Clare hits Rig with a stick. Rig strikes back, but before he can seriously hurt Clare, Teresa grabs his dirk and threatens to behead him. Rig flees.[7]

Clare speaksEdit

Clare finally speaks. Instead of recoiling horror, Clare hugs Teresa's exposed stigma, asking if it hurts. She says back in Teo, she saw the same pain in Teresa's eyes as Clare sees in herself.[8]

The two finally bond as mother and daughter.[9]

Additional detailsEdit


  • Artistic license is used in depicting the physical distance of Rokut in the cold open. Teresa says it will take a day and night to traverse the modern equivalent of one or two city blocks
  • Rig carries in a leg sheath a bladed weapon, which resembling the Scottish Highland dirk

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 09 September 2012
Monthly Shōnen Jump September 2012


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. Monthly Shōnen Jump, September 2002, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 3, Shueisha, Scene 15, p. 161
  3. Claymore 3, Scene 15, p. 161
  4. Claymore 3, Scene 15, p. 188
  5. Claymore 3, Scene 15, pp. 161–163
  6. Claymore 3, Scene 15, pp. 165–169
  7. Claymore 3, Scene 15, pp. 172–181
  8. Claymore 3, Scene 15, pp. 183–187
  9. Claymore 3, Scene 15, pp. 189–191
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