Scene 16
Scene 016
Retrieving Clare

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

October 2002, September 2002

Tankōbon title

微笑のテレサ V[2] Bishō no Teresa V (Teresa of the minute smile V), volume 4

US tankōbon title

Teresa of the Faint Smile, Part 5[3]

New character

Clare's foster family


You can live here as a human and die as one. And that, in the greatest happiness a person can have.[4]


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Village of 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

At a Rokut dress-shop, Teresa has Clare try on new clothes. Despite Clare's protest over the expense, Teresa buys the outfit anyway as she has little use for the money she has.[5]

Saying farewellEdit

Later out on a street, Teresa kills a Yoma, completing her assignment.[6] She speaks with the general public and finds a couple willing to adopt Clare. Clare strips off her new outfit and says she does not need any new clothes, only Teresa.

But Teresa is adamant. She leaves Clare in the care of an adoptive family. Despite Clare's pleads, Teresa insists that Clare should live among normal humans. Teresa says farewell and leaves Rokut.[7]

Bandit raidEdit

As she walks down the road, the gang of bandits gallop past her. She realizes that the Yoma was the only thing protecting the town from the bandits.[8]

She races back, but the most of the villagers are dead. On horseback, Boss uses his Falcon Sword to kills a villager.[9] Teresa arrives in time to see Rig dragging an unconscious Clare. He taunts Teresa by insinuating the future of abuse he plans for Clare.

Teresa retrieves Clare, taking Rig's remaining hand with them. As Rig demands that Teresa return his hand, his body fall to pieces.[10]

Scene 016a
Confronting the bandits

Teresa tells the bandits that she intends to kill them all.[11]

Additional detailsEdit


  • The anime depicts a slightly different version of events, in which the bandit raid occurs at night

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 10 October 2002
Monthly Shōnen Jump October 2002


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, October 2002, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 4, Shueisha, Scene 16, p. 7
  3. Claymore 4, Scene 16, p. 7
  4. Claymore 4, Scene 16, p. 20
  5. Claymore 4, Scene 16, p. 7
  6. Claymore 4, Scene 16, pp. 8–9
  7. Claymore 4, Scene 16, pp. 13–21
  8. Claymore 4, Scene 16, pp. 21–24
  9. Claymore 4, Scene 16, pp. 26–27
  10. Claymore 4, Scene 16, pp. 33–36
  11. Claymore 4, Scene 16, p. 37
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