Anime Scene 17
Anime Scene 17
Riful awakened

FUNimation title

The Witch's Maw III[1]


Der Hexenschlund III[2] (de), L’Antre de la Sorcière (Troisième Partie)[3] (fr), Nella morsa della strega - III[4] (it)

Original title

魔女の顎門 III[5] Majo no agito III (Witch's Maw III)

New character

Eva, Lucia, Northern Army (unnamed)


Looks like we have a winner.




Witch's Maw

Manga arc

The Deep Abyss of Purgatory

Next scene

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Previous scene

Anime Scene 16

  • Witch's Maw arc:
    • Anime Scene 15 link 15: Part I
    • Anime Scene 16 link 16: Part II
    • Anime Scene 17 link 17: Part III

Cold openEdit

Flashbacks to Raquel staggering into Hamel, Clare and Galatea being hit by Yoma rods, and Clare confronting the awakened butterfly form of Jean.

Despite Jean's tearful pleas to be euthanized, Clare climbs on the awakened body and hugs Jean. In desperation, Clare tries to duplicate Galatea's technique. A Yoma power vortex gathers round them. Then the cellar explodes.

Return to battleEdit

From the brinkEdit

The Yoma vapors dissipate. Jean, naked on her knees, is back to normal. What was a insectile claw is a human hand again. Clare throws her cloak on Jean. Upstairs, Clare can sense that Galatea is near her limit.


Galatea, speared with a Yoma rod, is nearly finished. But Jean and Clare bursts through floor, surprising Riful and Dauf. Galatea devise a new plan of attack. While she and Clare distract Dauf, Jean can wind up her arms and drill through Dauf's throat.

Round IIIEdit

Galatea and Clare distract Dauf with sword blows, but with his remaining hand and wrist stump, he slams the two together before Jean's Drill Sword attack. Dauf shields himself with his remaining hand, which Jean drills through. Dauf swats Jean down.

Round IVEdit

The three warriors lie strewn in defeat. But Clare gets up and asks Jean to attack again. This time, Clare gets control of Ilena's arm. Clare realized her error—Preemptive Sensing must guide the Quicksword.

As Jean flies toward Dauf's throat, Clare follows, using Quicksword to stop Dauf from smashing Jean. Galatea's Yoma Energy Alignment and Control shuts Dauf's jaws before he can fire a rod.

Jean drills through Dauf's throat. As Jean is about to decapitate Dauf, Riful's tentacles grab Jean and slams her down. Clare attacks and lands a blow on Riful's head.

Claymore Riful awakens in the Witch's Maw02:08

Claymore Riful awakens in the Witch's Maw

Riful awakens

Riful awakens and the castle bursts apart. Everyone is outside now. Riful, in her fully awakened form, is skyscraper high. She keeps her promise and tells Clare where to find "the Man of the North"—Isley of Alfons.

Riful vanishes skyward.


Galatea tries to bring Clare back to the Organization, but Jean blocks her way. Galatea says that she will report the two of them dead and leaves.

Up northEdit

In a snowy Alfons forest, the Pieta hunt, lead by Eva (No. 7), retreats before Awakened Beings—the Northern Army. Lucia says that Kate is down. Then Lucia goes down.

Additional detailsEdit




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, Anime Scene 17
  2. Claymore, Kazé Deutschland, Anime Scene 17
  3. Claymore, Kazé Anime, Anime Scene 17
  4. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 17
  5. Claymore, avex, Anime Scene 17
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28

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