“Qualified to Fight”
“Tatakau shikaku” (闘う資格) July 03, 2007
With the addition of Irene’s right arm and the newly-acquired “Flash Sword” technique, Clare fights Ophelia. With Ophelia paralyzed with shock at her awakening and encouragement from remnants of Ophelia’s humanity, Clare manages to kill her. Shortly after Clare leaves her, Ilena, now completely armless, is confronted by Rafaela.
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“Qualified to Fight”
“The Endless Gravestones (Part 2)”
“Hate naki bohyō (II)” (果て無き墓標(II)) June 26, 2007
Clare fights Ophelia and loses her right arm as a result. Ilena, who was presumed dead, saves Clare and severely injures Ophelia. Frustrated about the untimely demise of her brother at the hands of Priscilla and her defeat by Ilena, Ophelia releases too much of her energy and awakens. Clare recuperates and Ilena decides to teach Clare her “Quick Sword” technique.
“The Endless Gravestones (Part 1)”
“Hate naki bohyō (I)” (果て無き墓標(I)) June 19, 2007
Clare is sent by Rubel to take care of another Awakened Being with another team. However, much to Clare’s surprise, the team only consists of Ophelia. To make matters worse, Ophelia’s lust for blood and the threat of the Awakened Being places both Raki’s and Clare’s lives in jeopardy.
“The Slashers (Part 3)”
“Kiri saku mono tachi (III)” (斬り裂く者たち(III)) June 12, 2007
As the four Claymores recover from their injuries, Miria theorizes that the organization has purposely put them there since they are all troublemakers and believes that they have all half-awakened. Clare, Helen, and Miria watch as Deneve proves this theory by saving her own life by exceeding her limits in order to heal her wounds, yet not awakening in the process. Miria also warns the group of the top five Claymores: Alicia, Beth, Galatea, Ophelia, and Rafaela, and advises that they avoid fighting them due to their power.
“The Slashers (Part 2)”
“Kiri saku mono tachi (II)” (斬り裂く者たち(II)) June 5, 2007
The battle against the male Awakened Being seems hopeless, despite Helen, Deneve, and Miria demonstrating extraordinary skills. However, Clare refuses to give up, and uses her energy-reading skill to dodge attacks. Together with Miria, Clare attacks the Awakened and kills him. Throughout the entirety of the battle, Galatea, an “eye” for the Organization, reads the energy of the four Claymores from a great distance and informs her overseer Ermita on the progression of the battle.
“The Slashers (Part 1)”
“Kiri saku mono tachi (I)” (斬り裂く者たち(I)) May 29, 2007
After Teresa’s death, Clare brings her head to Rubel and asks to become a Claymore. Back in the present, Clare is assigned to a party hunting an Awakened Being. Leaving Raki behind at an inn, Clare leaves for the mission together with Miria, Helen, and Deneve. As they come upon the Awakened Being, they find that he is male, and far stronger than they had expected.
“Kakusei” (覚醒) May 22, 2007
Teresa easily defeats the other Claymores, sparing their lives in the process. Priscilla, incensed by her defeat, pursues Teresa, and releases too much of her energy. She “awakens,” turning herself into a Yoma, and kills Teresa and her former comrades. Clare is left cradling Teresa’s severed head.
“Marked for Death”
“Shisha no rakuin” (死者の烙印) May 15, 2007
The Organization’s numbers two through five, Priscilla, Illena, Noel, and Sophia, are ordered to kill Teresa. Priscilla engages Teresa in single combat, but is outmatched despite briefly having the upper hand. The other three decide that they must assist her, and the whole team releases their energy in preparation for their combined attack.
“Teresa and Clare”
“Teresa to Kurea” (テレサとクレア) May 8, 2007
In order to save Clare’s life from a group of murdering bandits, Teresa breaks the Claymore law against taking human lives. Teresa’s overseer, Orsay, dispatches Claymore digits two through five, the second through fifth strongest Claymores, to execute her.
“Teresa of the Faint Smile”
“Bishō mi no Teresa” (微笑みのテレサ) May 1, 2007
In a flashback, Teresa, the most powerful Claymore of her era, easily kills a group of Yoma, including one that had been abusing a young and mute Clare. Having no one else to turn to, Clare follows Teresa through the wilderness.