Scene 40
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Watery engagement

Original magazine title

忘れていたもの[1] Wasurete ita mono (What was forgotten)

Issue, release date

October 2004, September

Tankōbon title

闘う資格 IV[2] Tatakau Shikaku IV, volume 8

US tankōbon title

Fit for Battle, Part 4[3]

New character



Now let's play a little game If you can cut past all the rest of me and get here, you win.[4]




Forest, lake

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

In a forest lake, Clare combats the awakened Ophelia, Clare using Quicksword.[6]


Despite the physical damage to Ophelia, Clare cannot control her new arm. Her sword slips from her grasp.[7]

Ophelia realizes the arm belongs to the unknown woman (Ilena) who attacked her earlier. And that Clare is having trouble controlling the arm.[8]

New contestEdit

Ophelia decides on another "contest." If Clare can cut her way through the awakened part of her body, she can do what she wants with the remaining human part of Ophelia at the tail-end.[9]

Ophelia has a flashback about her older brother, who held off Priscilla while Ophelia escaped.[10]

During the contest, Ophelia halfheartedly fights Clare. She pierces Clare's body. When Clare appears to give up, Ophelia angrily demands that Clare keeps fighting, or who else will kill Priscilla. Clare cuts herself free and shreds most of Ophelia's awakened body.[11]

Now only the upper human torso remains. Ophelia orders Clare to kill her before she regenerates.[12]

Clare, dispirited, runs through Ophelia with her sword.[13]


As Ophelia fades away, she remembers her brother's sacrifice and realizes why she tried to forget that night with Priscilla.[14]

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Last of Ophelia

Ophelia finally dies with calm and happiness.[15]

Additional detailsEdit


  • Ophelia's brother's sacrifice is ironically unnecessary, due to Priscilla ignoring young girls as a food source[16]
  • Ophelia's childhood home:
    • The locale is not given in the manga, anime or "Yoma War Record"
    • Ophelia's Alfons "village" given on reference sites is apocryphal and based on the assumption Priscilla flies from the plateau in Scene 24 and makes straight for Alfons in Extra Scene 3
    • Riful tells Clare that Priscilla's meeting with Isley is a recent event[17]


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 2004, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 8, Shueisha, Scene 40, p. 7
  3. Claymore 8, Scene 40, p. 7
  4. Claymore 8, Scene 40, p. 20
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore 8, Scene 40, pp. 7–9
  7. Claymore 8, Scene 40, pp. 10–16
  8. Claymore 8, Scene 40, p. 17
  9. Claymore 8, Scene 40, pp. 18–21
  10. Claymore 8, Scene 40, p. 24
  11. Claymore 8, Scene 40, pp. 25–31
  12. Claymore 8, Scene 40, pp. 32–33
  13. Claymore 8, Scene 40, p. 34
  14. Claymore 8, Scene 40, p. 35
  15. Claymore 8, Scene 40, pp. 36–37
  16. Claymore 8, Scene 45, p. 187
  17. Claymore 8, Scene 45, pp. 185–187
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