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Teresa and Clare

Original magazine title

戦う資格[1] Tatakau shikaku (Qualified to fight)

Issue, release date

July 2004, June 2004

Tankōbon title

闘う資格 I[2] Tatakau Shikaku I, volume 7

US tankōbon title

Fit for Battle, Part 1[3]

New character



Seeing the same thing at that time and place, either moving forward or running away...I suppose that's what separates those who are fit for battle from those who are not.[4]




Ilena's hidden valley[6]

Anime arc

The Endless Gravestones

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  • Fit for Battle arc:
    • Scene 037 link 37: Part 1
    • Scene 038 link 38: Part 2
    • Scene 039 39: Part 3
    • Scene 040 link 40: Part 4

Cold openEdit

No cold open. Color plate of Teresa and Clare as Claymore warriors in the original Monthly Shōnen Jump publication.[7]

Safe havenEdit

Unfamiliar roomEdit

Clare wakes in a strange bed. She discovers that her right arm is still gone. But her left hand has reattached itself.[8]

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Clare in Ilena's cabin

Ilena brings in food and tells Clare she has been unconscious for a week. Clare tries to leave, but Ilena restrains her facedown in the bed.[9]

She warns Clare that even though her body has healed somewhat, the warrior who wounded her is still alive out there. Also, that Clare has lost her sword arm and is now unable to kill even a single Yoma.[10]

New mentorEdit

Outside the rustic planked cabin, Ilena chops wood using her Claymore sword. When Clare finally comes outside, she finds herself before the cabin in a mountain valley basin. When Ilena asks if Clare finished eating, Clare thanks her for the food.[11]

Under Ilena's questioning, Clare admits researching the Organization archives and learning everything about the purge mission to kill Teresa.

Clare also confirms the rumor that she is 1/4 Teresa and 1/4 Yoma. Ilena realizes that Clare became a Claymore warrior to kill Priscilla. When Clare persists in her goal to find and kill Priscilla, Ilena reveals her missing left arm and warns Clare the danger of her plan.[12]

Ilena advice: forget avenging Teresa and return to a human life.[13]

Fit for battleEdit

But Clare confesses she is not strong enough to forget Teresa. She can only move forward.[14]

Ilena observes that individuals, present at the same time and place, either move forward or back. That separates those who are "fit for battle," and those who are not.[15]

Ilena offers to teach Clare the Quicksword.[16]


Ophelia slogs through the forest and night rain. Badly wounded by Ilena, she collapses. She has flashbacks of the awakened being (Priscilla) that killed her brother. Ophelia herself awakens.[17]

First lessonEdit

The next day, Ilena tries to teach Clare the Quicksword. The sword-arm completely awakens, while the unawakened body strives control—an awakened being arm in effect.[18]

Ophelia "recovers"Edit

Her body lies unshown in forest, her pain gone. She is hungry for internal organs.[19]

Additional detailsEdit


  • Clare's reading of the Organization archives would reveal the existence of awakened beings and the earlier myth of "Voracious Eaters"
  • The pattern of a body part being completely awakened, but under the control of a strong mind, is repeated with the identical twins Alicia and Beth, a 2-body Claymore warrior in effect


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 2004, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 7, Shueisha, Scene 37, p. 90
  3. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 90
  4. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 109
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 90
  8. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 91
  9. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 92–95
  10. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 96–97
  11. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 98–102
  12. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 102–106
  13. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 107–108
  14. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 108
  15. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 109
  16. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 110
  17. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 111–114
  18. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 115–119
  19. Claymore 7, Scene 37, pp. 120–121
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