Past Story Arc Claymores

 

            These are the Claymores which figure prominently into the past story arc seen in episodes 5-8.

 

Teresa (of the Faint Smile)

The Claymore Teresa

Number: 1

Type: Offensive.

Special Moves: Superior fighting skills and yoki reading.

Personality: Dispassionate, businesslike.

Notes: Regarded as the mightest Claymore ever, Teresa was renowned for her ability to defeat virtually any foe without releasing her yoki. Though other Claymores excelled beyond her in certain disciplines, no one was a match for her because of her unparalleled skill and power and her ability to read the flow of yoki and use that to outmaneuver opponents. She saved a young Clare from yoma and, despite her initial resistance, eventually formed a close mother/daughter type of bond with her.

Episode of First Appearance: 5
English VA: Christine Auten
Japanese VA: Romi Park

 

(Quick Sword) Ilena/Irene*

The Claymore Ilena

Number: 2 (later 3)

Type: Offensive.

Special Move: Flash Sword (lightning-fast sword strokes).

Personality: Practical, level-headed.

Notes: Originally a #2, she was demoted one step upon Priscilla’s entrance into the ranks. She was the effective leader of the team sent to deal with Teresa when she went rogue and one of two Claymores in the past story arc to also play a significant role in the present story arc.

Episode of First Appearance: 7
English VA: Wendy Powell
Japanese VA: Minami Takayama


* - Funimation's translation consistently uses "Ilena" in the episodes but both versions of the name in the credits.

Priscilla

The Claymore Priscilla

Number: 2

Type: Uncertain.

Special Moves: Superior ability to hide her yoki and defeat opponents without releasing her powers.

Personality:Emotional, dedicated, easily agitated.

Notes: Though a fledgling by Claymore standards and one of the youngest Claymores, she earned the #2 ranking over Irene because of her ability to defeat most foes without powering up and an enormous potential which Irene believed, in time, would even exceed Teresa’s. Unquestionably the most unstable of all the Claymores shown in the series, she has an especially ugly past history with yoma which has led to an unparalleled hatred of yoma and no tolerance for those who don’t stay true to the organization. She also appears in the present time line, albeit with a vastly different appearance.

Episode of First Appearance: 7
English VA: Brina Palencia
Japanese VA: Aya Hisakawa

 

Sophia

The Claymore Sophia

Number: 4 or 5 (she and Noel dispute their relative status)

Type: Offensive.

Special Moves: Exceptional strength.

Personality: Soft-spoken but confident and competitive.

Notes: One of the team members sent after Teresa when she went rogue, the more refined Sophia has an intense but friendly rivalry with Noel.

Episode of First Appearance: 7
English VA: Trina Nishimura
Japanese VA: Megumi Toyogushi

Noel

The Claymore Noel (with symbol)

Number: 4 or 5 (she and Sophia dispute their relative status).

Type: Offensive.

Special Moves: Exceptional agility.

Personality: Brash, confident, competitive.

Notes: One of the team members sent after Teresa when she went rogue, gruff-talking Noel has an intense but friendly rivalry with Sophia.

Episode of First Appearance: 7
English VA: Leah Clark
Japanese VA: Junko Takeuchi

 

Elda

 

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Number: 6

Type: Unknown

Special Moves: Unknown

Personality: Unknown

Notes: Elda is only mentioned in episode 7. She never actually appears in the anime, nor are any details provided about her.

 

 

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