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True form

Original magazine title

生存の道[1] Seizon no michi

Issue, release date

December 2005, November 2005

Tankōbon title

北の戦乱 V[2] Kita no Senran V, volume 10

US tankōbon title

The Battle of the North, Part 5[3]

New character



We must become strong and prepare for death.[4]




Village of Pieta[6]

Anime arc

The Carnage in the North

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  • Battle of the North arc:
    • Scene 050.jpg 50: Part 1
    • Scene 051.jpg 51: Part 2
    • Scene 052.jpg 52: Part 3
    • Scene 053.jpg 53: Part 4
    • Scene 054.jpg 54: Part 5
    • Scene 055.jpg 55: Part 6
    • Scene 056.jpg 56: Part 7

Cold open[edit | edit source]

The Armadillo awakened tries to surge the Yoma power of Deneve and Clare and turn them into awakened beings. But nothing happens as Deneve and Clare are half-awakened to begin with. Armadillo has inadvertently increased their power, putting himself at even further disadvantage.[7]

Doomed[edit | edit source]

Quicksword[edit | edit source]

Deneve and Clare attack. Clare lets her arm go berserk, Armadillo unable to control the uncontrollable. He spring out his quills, destroying Deneve's hip and abdomen.[8]

Deneve regenerates her wounds at hyper-speed. Then she cuts halfway through his neck, but cannot cut all the way through. Undine, with her Twin Sword technique, pushes Deneve's sword through, decapitating Armadillo.[9]

Escape[edit | edit source]

The disembodied head makes a getaway, while trying to awaken Wendy and Yuliana and turn them into awakened. But Flora and Clare chop the head apart midair.[10]

Miria[edit | edit source]

Clare panics when she realizes that Miria is alone with her team. But her comrades are unconcerned, as Miria is a No. 6.

Elsewhere in the village, Miria decapitates the head of teh Dreadlock awakened. By the time Clare and her comrades arrive, the combat is over.[11]

Undine[edit | edit source]

Dissent[edit | edit source]

Tabitha carries Yuma, who lost her left arm. When the battle group reassembles, Undine argues that Miria's plan will fail and that everyone will be killed.[12]

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Yuma wounded

Flora argues back that the plan succeeded as there have been no fatalities, plus even the higher-number warriors gained experience fighting awakened.

Undine demands the location of the extra supplies from Cynthia, who meekly directs Undine to the shed behind the Eastern Inn. Undine leaves in a huff. Miria is concerned that Undine has realized what Miria earlier told her comrades in the cavern—that the battle plan has no chance of success.[13]

Discovery[edit | edit source]

In the supply shed, Deneve ignores Undine's pleads for privacy and enters a room. She discovers Undine's true physical form. A frail, deflated Undine shivers in the cold while trying to recover from her combat injuries.[14]

Sword-match[edit | edit source]

Flora orders Clare to the outskirts of the village. Flora apologizes, but says they need to spar.[15]

Additional details[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In the anime, Armadillo tries to force Wendy and Yuliana to behead each other with their swords
  • The anime Flora eavesdrops on the Paburo hunt four and discovers the dire situation the battle group faces
  • The manga Flora is fully aware of the situation and tries to placate Undine
  • The anime Flora is hostile to Clare and thinks Clare stole her sword arm from Ilena
  • The manga Flora shows no prior knowledge of Ilena's existence and has a friendly sword-match with Clare
  • The anime Jean interrupts the sword-match, which never takes place

Cover art[edit | edit source]

Clare appears on front panel of cover. This illustration is reproduced on p. 020 of Memorabilia

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Monthly Shōnen Jump December 2005

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, December 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 10, Shueisha, Scene 54, p. 71
  3. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 71
  4. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 96
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 71–72
  8. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 73–75
  9. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 75–78
  10. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 78–81
  11. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 85–87
  12. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 90–91
  13. Claymore 10, Scene 54, pp. 92–94
  14. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 100
  15. Claymore 10, Scene 54, p. 101
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