Scene 25
Scene 025
Waiting for Clare

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

July 2003, June 2003

Tankōbon title

斬り裂く者たち I[2] Kirisakumono-tachi I, volume 5

US tankōbon title

The Slashers, Part 1[3]

New character

Miria, Queenie (unnamed), unnamed Toriro warrior, Deneve, Helen


Every era has its hero. It's too isn't you.[4]




Village of Toriro, "Paburo City" (unnamed)

Anime arc

Those Who Rend Asunder

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  • Slashers arc:
    • Scene 025 25: Part 1
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    • Scene 027 27: Part 3
    • Scene 028 28: Part 4
    • Scene 029 29: Part 5
    • Scene 030 link 030: Part 6

Cold openEdit

A young woman flees a Yoma up the slope of a hill. But he jumps ahead of her and stops the woman in her tracks. In terror she falls back on her buttocks.

The Yoma is about to attack when a Claymore warrior lops off his skull cap.[6]


Voracious EaterEdit

The woman is from Toriro village. She tells the three warriors that a lone warrior there is fighting five Yoma.[7]

The captain of the Toriro hunt says that a Voracious Eater may be among the Yoma. And their orders are to search the village with all four warriors present.[8]

Surprise IEdit

When they reaches Toriro, all the Yoma are dead. Clare admits preceding on her own. The Yoma were of the common variety. One warrior (Queenie) accuses Clare of seeking glory.[9] The hunt captain states her intention to report Clare for disobeying orders.[10]

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Clare and Raki in Toriro

The three warriors leave. When Raki asks about Voracious Eaters, Clare says they are an older and more intelligent kind of Yoma.[11]

Campfire meetingEdit

Later that night, Clare meets Rubel, who reveals the truth about "Voracious Eaters." The phrase is intended for use outside the Organization.[12]

Within the Organization, these special Yoma are called "awakened beings." They are former Claymore warriors that have awakened. Rubel notes that Clare wants to kill Priscilla.[13]

Since Clare wants practice fighting an awakened being, Rubel assigns her to the Paburo hunt.[14]

Paburo HuntEdit

Surprise IIEdit

Clare and Raki enter an unnamed city in a valley of the Paburo Mountains. A Man in Black, Ermita, intercepts Clare and Raki and leads them to a house, where in a darkened room the other hunt members nap.[15]

When Helen (No. 22) teases Clare about Raki, Clare and Helen clash swords. Then Deneve (No. 15) intervenes.[16]

But the hunt leader orders Helen and Deneve to put away their swords. Clare again meets the hunt leader in Toriro—No. 6, Miria.[17]

No. 47Edit

Miria says the target is in Paburo Mountains. She has everyone introduce themselves and their experience in hunting "Voracious Eaters." When Clare reveals she is No. 47, Helen and Deneve laugh.[18]

When Raki angrily confronts Helen, she explains how the island continent is divided into 47 districts, each with an assigned warrior. Of all the 47 warriors on duty, Clare is the weakest.[19]

Additional detailsEdit


  • This scene attempts to resolve continuity issues with Clare being unaware of awakened beings by Rubel retconning the narrative with an explanation of "Voracious Eaters"
  • It is later revealed in the "Fit for Battle" arc that Clare has full access to Organization records, making it impossible for her not to know what an awakened being is


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, July 2003, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 5, Shueisha, Scene 25, p. 101
  3. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 101
  4. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 117
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 101–103
  7. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 104
  8. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 105
  9. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 106–109
  10. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 110
  11. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 110–111
  12. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 112–113
  13. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 114–117
  14. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 118–119
  15. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 121–122
  16. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 123–125
  17. Claymore 5, Scene 25, p. 126
  18. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 127–129
  19. Claymore 5, Scene 25, pp. 130–131
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