Sophia from Memorabilia

Sophia's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Sophia[1] (en-us Speaker)


Name: Sophia[2][3][4] (de Speaker, fr anime Speaker, it anime), Sofia[5][6] (es-es Speaker, it Speaker), Sophie[7] (fr Speaker), 소피아[8] Sophia (ko), София[9] Sofiya Speaker (ru), 蘇菲亞[10] Sūfēiyà Speaker (zh-hk), 索菲亞[11] Suǒfēiyà Speaker (zh-tw)
Nickname: Muscular Sophia[12] Musculosa Sofia[13] (es-es Speaker), Sophie la Forte[14] (Sophia the Strong fr), 膂力のソフィア[15] Ryoryoku no Sofia Speaker (Muscular Sophia ja)

Original name

ソフィア[16] Sofia Speaker

Rank No.

3[17] and 4[18] of the Old Generation (Teresa Era)

Current status

Killed by Priscilla




Offensive:[19] 強打斬撃[20] Kyōda Ki Geki Speaker (Slashing Blow)


障害物ごと切り裂く超破壊力[21] Shōgai-butsu-goto kirisaku chō hakai-ryoku Speaker (Destructive Force)


Acrobatics as usual. Just like a monkey.[22]

Anime voice

Jill Böttcher (de),
Trina Nishimura (en-us),
Naïké Fauveau-Mellerin (fr),
Elisabetta Spinelli (it),
Megumi Toyoguchi (ja)

First appearance

Scene 18, Anime Scene 7


膂力のソフィア[23] (Muscular Sophia).[24] ソフィア transliterates from the "Sophia," from Greek Σοφια (wisdom), implying intellectual qualities. Sophia has a B level mental baseline.[25] The name of several saints and princesses.

Sophia does not have a nickname in the France, Germany and Italy editions.

Currently the No. 1 name for newborn females in the US.[26]



Medium wavy hair bob frames a sensual face. Slender, feminine figure, similar to most Claymore warriors, despite the ironic "Muscular" nickname.

If only one word could be used to describe Sophia both physically and personality-wise, it would be "elegant."


Old Generation uniform. A bull horned-shaped buckle holds 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders. Mid-calf chausses are typical of the era. Faulds skirt has a spatulate seat-plate.[27]

Sophia 2
Sophia's uniform


Patrician manner conceals temper when provoked. But even her anger has an elegance about it.

Somewhat more mature than Noel, though less so than Ilena. Fearless even in the face of the awakened Priscilla.



Height: 175cm (5ft 8.89in).[28] Dominant arm: right[29]


Sophia is an offensive type[30] warrior, her ability being Slashing Blow.[31]


Slashing Blow enables Destructive Force.[32]

Organization assessmentEdit

The Organization assesses Sophia as the strongest warrior (Strength A+). Noel is her overall equal in combat results, but Sophia is made No. 3 for record-keeping purposes only. But this leads to endless conflict between the two. During the purge of Teresa, Sophia is killed by the awakened Priscilla.[33]


Early life unknown.


Teresa leaves Clare with foster family in Rokut. But Teresa returns too late to save village from bandits, who she executes. Teresa breaks cardinal rule of Organization—never kill humans. Later she resists execution, when Orsay refuses to reveal Clare's fate. Teresa leaves with Clare.[34]

Warriors No. 2–5 are sent to purge Teresa.[35]

Marked for deathEdit

Two warriors—Sophia (No. 3) and Noel (No. 4)—meet in a Yoma nest, a town devoid of all human life.[36] As they kill Yoma, they argue who should be No. 3. Noel compares Sophia's strength-based technique to a gorilla's, while Sophia compare's Noel's agile-based technique to a monkey's. Noel challenges Sophia to a fight.[37]

Claymore Sophia versus Noel

Claymore Sophia versus Noel

Sophia versus Noel

But No. 2, Ilena arrives. She says a new No. 2 has been promoted. Everyone has been demoted by one rank. This angers Noel.[38]

The new No. 2, Priscilla, stumbles from an alley. Noel challenges her to a fight, then sees the alley filled with Yoma body parts. Priscilla has Yoma Energy Control, enabling her to completely turn off her aura. Sophia never sensed her fighting in the alley.[39]


At another village, the purge team locates Teresa at the local inn.[40]

Ilena bursts into Teresa's room. Ilena keeps Teresa distracted with a sword-fight. Meanwhile, downstairs in the lobby, Sophia plunges her sword through the ceiling. But Teresa dodges the blade. As she does Noel's attack through the window. Teresa and Clare escape to the street below.

Teresa's Preemptive Sensing does not detect Priscilla's presence, until Priscilla introduces herself.[41]

After Priscilla fails to bring down Teresa, the rest of the team joins in. Despite Sophia's greater strength, Teresa proves too agile for Sophia's power moves.

One-by-one, Teresa defeat the warriors. And without releasing Yoma power, unlike the purge team. Under Priscilla's leadership, the purge team proves little more than an organized mob.[42]

Last combatEdit

Teresa and Clare leave town.[43] But Priscilla awakens and pursues them. On a deserted plateau, Priscilla continues to fight Teresa. The purge team arrives on the scene. They watch in horror as Priscilla beheads Teresa.[44]


Priscilla fully awakens into the One-horned Monster.[45] Priscilla cuts off Ilena's left arm. The remnants of the purge team then attack. Noel cuts off Priscilla's arm, which regenerates. Priscilla's claws first impale Noel, then Sophia, killing them both.[46] Priscilla finishes off the helpless Ilena, but ignores Clare, who despises herself then after for being afraid.[47]

Clare decides to use Organization as venue for revenge. Cradling Teresa's head, Clare finds a Man in BlackRubel.[48]

After the 7-year timeskip, Clare reminisces about "Muscular" Sophia during Clare's combat with Priscilla in Lautrec.[49]

Additional detailsEdit


  • The concept of awakened beings is introduced into the Claymore series with Sophia's last scene
  • Noel not recognizing an awakened is a continuity issue that is later reconned with awakened hunts that occur before the Teresa era. Sophia's reaction is not shown


From Claymore Intimate Persona, 永遠 Eien (Forever): Sophia—Megumi Toyaguchi 5:17



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. Claymore 4, Scene 18, p. 74
  2. Claymore 4, Tokyopop, Scene 18, p. 74
  3. Claymore, Kazé Anime, Anime Scene 7
  4. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 7
  5. Claymore 4, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 18, p. 74
  6. Claymore 4, Star Comics, Scene 18, p. 70
  7. Claymore 4, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 18, p. 74
  8. Claymore 4, Daewon CI, Scene 18, p. 72
  9. Claymore 4, Comix-ART, Scene 18, p. 74
  10. Claymore 4, Culturecom, Scene 18, p. 74
  11. Claymore 4, Ever Glory, Scene 18, p. 74
  12. Claymore 18, Scene 101, p. 162
  13. Claymore 18, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 101, p. 74
  14. Claymore 18, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 101, p. 162
  15. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  16. Claymore 4, Shueisha, Scene 18, p. 74
  17. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  18. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  19. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  20. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  21. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  22. Claymore 4, Scene 18, p. 80
  23. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  24. Claymore 18, Scene 101, p. 162
  25. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  26. Behind the Name page on Sophia
  27. Claymore 4, Scene 21, p. 168
  28. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  29. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  30. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  31. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  32. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  33. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 512
  34. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 68; Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  35. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 69; Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  36. Claymore 4, Scene 18, pp. 72–73; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  37. Claymore 4, Scene 18, pp. 80–81; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  38. Claymore 4, Scene 18, pp. 81–89; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  39. Claymore 4, Scene 18, pp. 90–97; Claymore, Anime Scene 7
  40. Claymore 4, Scene 19, p. 116; Claymore, Anime Scene 7
  41. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 125–133; Claymore, Anime Scene 7
  42. Claymore 4, Scene 20Scene 21, pp. 142–189; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  43. Claymore 5, Scene 22, p. 17; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  44. Claymore 5, Scene 23, pp. 62–63; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  45. Claymore 5, Scene 24, pp. 71–73; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  46. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 85; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  47. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 93; Claymore, Anime Scene 8
  48. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 97; Claymore, Anime Scene 9
  49. Claymore 18, Scene 101, p. 162
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