Scene 17
Scene 017

Original magazine title

裁き[1] Sabaki (Judgement)

Issue, release date

November 2002, October 2002

Tankōbon title

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

US tankōbon title

Teresa of the Faint Smile, Part 6[3]

New character

Purge team of unnamed warriors, unnamed Man in Black


I've found a reason to live. From now on I'm going to live for the girl.[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

In Rokut village, Teresa has just killed Rig. She tells the bandits to pray—they are all about to die.[5]

Battle with banditsEdit


But Boss only laughs. He challenges Teresa to a sword-fight. His special attack is the whip-like "Falcon Sword," which is so fast it only leave a blur. Teresa and Clare dodge Boss' assaults. When Boss tries a new move, Teresa attacks and kills him.[6]

The terrified bandits flee the village.[7] The next morning, when Clare awakes, she finds the entire gang executed.[8]


From a cliff, Orsay watches the proceedings. Teresa has violated the cardinal rule of the Organization: never kill a human, regardless of the circumstances.[9]


Purge teamEdit

The next day, Orsay oversees a purge team of five Claymore warriors, who surround Teresa. He restrains a grieving Clare as Teresa submits to being executed. But when Teresa asks about Clare's fate, Orsay says Clare is no longer Teresa's concern.[10]

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Purge team

Teresa changes her mind about submitting to execution. She whirls round her sword, wounding and disabling the warriors. She says she now has a reason to live—Clare.[11]

New Purge teamEdit

Teresa and Clare leave. Another Man in Black complains about Teresa's behavior. Orsay says not to worry and then orders warriors No. 2–5 to find and kill Teresa.[12]

Additional detailsEdit


  • In the anime, Ermita is the other Man in Black

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 11 November 2002
Monthly Shōnen Jump November 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, November 2002, Claymore
  2. Claymore 4, Shueisha, Scene 17, p. 39
  3. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 39
  4. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 67
  5. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 39–41
  6. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 42–47
  7. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 49
  8. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 50–51
  9. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 52
  10. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 54–58
  11. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 60–67
  12. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 68–69
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