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Helen unaware

Original magazine title

絶望の最果て[1] Zetsubō no saihate (Brink of despair)

Issue, release date

September 2003, August 2003

Tankōbon title

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

US tankōbon title

The Slashers, Part 3[3]

New character



Well...I guess it's time...I gave you a taste...of true despair.[4]




Paburo Mountains[6]

Anime arc

Those Who Rend Asunder

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  • Slashers arc:
    • Scene 025.jpg 25: Part 1
    • Scene 026 link.jpg 26: Part 2
    • Scene 027.jpg 27: Part 3
    • Scene 028.jpg 28: Part 4
    • Scene 029.jpg 29: Part 5
    • Scene 030 link.jpg 030: Part 6

Cold open[edit | edit source]

Helen is surprised that the Paburo awakened is male. She expected a former, female Claymore warrior.

Seeing an impending attack, Miria warns everyone to get out of harms-way—but Deneve is hit.[7]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Endless arms[edit | edit source]

Paburo severs Deneve's arm. Deneve plunges into the canyon river below. He tries to eat the arm, but spits it out as it tastes of Yoma.[8]

Enraged, Helen attacks but he dodges her moves. Clare tries to help, but Paburo encoils and captures her with his tongue and smashes her into the canyon wall.

Helen finally attacks with Flexible Limb Stretching. She cuts off several limbs, which Paburo keeps regenerating.[9]

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Deneve attacked

But Deneve suddenly returns to the fight, her arm also regenerating. Miria notes that Deneve's regenerating technique and Helen's limb stretching means that both are approaching the limits of their Yoma power.[10]

Male Claymores[edit | edit source]

When Helen asks why this awakened is male, Miria reveals that the first Claymores warriors were male, but that the Organization stopped making them, as they awoke too quickly.

The male warriors were retired as awakened beings and replaced with female warriors. The Paburo awakened tells Miria that he heard that she, No. 6, has extensive knowledge. But she made one mistake in her explanation.[11]

Executioner[edit | edit source]

As Paburo prepares for his next attack, Miria realizes the Organization did not retire all the male warriors. This one still works for the Organization. He displays entirely too much inside knowledge about Miria that could only come from the Organization itself.

The hunt members are all slated for execution. And that the awakened is actually an executioner for the Organization. The entire mission was a trap.

Paburo promises to give them "a taste of true despair." During his attack, Deneve, Helen and Clare all go down—Miria is the last one standing.[12]

Additional details[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • After the rescue of Anastasia's hunt in Scene 112, Deneve says that Miria's "big mistake" during the Paburo hunt was that she assumed that the Organization stopped making male awakened beings[13]
  • In this same 112 scene, a major hole in the Claymore storyline is created when Helen states she never saw a male warrior awakened,[14] despite all the ones she encountered in the Battle of the North, including her combat against Isley in the Mucha village

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. Monthly Shōnen Jump, September 2003, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 5, Shueisha edition, Scene 27, p. 165
  3. Claymore 5, Scene 27, p. 165
  4. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 187–189
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 165–167
  8. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 168–170
  9. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 170–178
  10. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 179–181
  11. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 183–185
  12. Claymore 5, Scene 27, pp. 192–195
  13. Claymore 20, Scene 112, pp. 149–150
  14. Claymore 20, Scene 112, p. 150
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