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Boss
Head
Boss

VIZ Media name

Boss[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Boss[2] (de Speaker), Jefe[3] (Chief es-es Speaker), Chef[4] (fr Speaker), Capo[5] (it Speaker), Атаман[6] Ataman Speaker (Chief ru)

Original name

[7] Atama Speaker

Rank

Bandit leader

Current status

Killed by Teresa

Ties

Bandit gang

Technique

Falcon Sword

Quote

Witch or no witch, she's our savior.[8]

Anime voice

Charles Baker (en-us),
Tomokazu Seki (ja)

First appearance

Scene 13, Anime Scene 5

EtymologyEdit

頭 Atama translates as "head," "chief," "boss."

AppearanceEdit

Boss wears light armor over civilian clothes—spaulders on shoulders, vambraces on forearms and sabatons on feet.

Boss' equipment
Boss' equipment

Carries a special sword on his back. Wears barbell jewelry on the right side of his forehead. He appears to be slightly taller than Teresa.[9]

In Yagi's earlier series, Angel Densetsu, the gang leader "Chuji" resembles Boss in both appearance and manner.[10]

Chuji
Chuji from Angel Densetsu

Boss is also similar to the stranger in Egon, who tells Raki that Clare is waiting for him in the forest.[11]

PersonalityEdit

Predatory behavior. Boss shows great self-confidence in his fighting skill.[12]

Boss shows no close relationships. When Teresa cuts off Rig's hand and appears in danger of bleeding to death, Boss shows no concern. All life appears expendable to him, including his comrades'.[13]

Teresa says the bandits are worse than Yoma.[14]

AbilityEdit

Boss uses what he calls a Falcon Sword, which has whip-like properties. The "blade" appears to be a series of segments, held together with an unknown mechanism. He can reach targets several meters away. Though dissimilar to Ophelia's Rippling Sword, it too creates an optical illusion, making it hard to see. But Teresa defeats him.[15]

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown.

Surprise introductionEdit

Teresa first meets him and the bandit gang in the forest, after she completes her mission in a village near Teo. The bandits drop from the trees and surround Teresa and Clare.[16]

She frightens them away by exposing her stigma.[17]

Wretched prayersEdit

Teresa leaves Clare in the village of Rokut with a foster family. In the manga, Teresa sees the bandit gang riding to Rokut as they gallop past her on the road.[18] In the anime, she see a dust cloud in the valley below from a mountain trail.[19]

She rushes back to Rokut. After witnessing the massacre of the villagers, Teresa first kills Rig, then tells the gang, "Say your prayers...you wretches. I'm going to kill...every last one of you."[20]

Claymore Boss challenges Teresa with Falcon Sword00:27

Claymore Boss challenges Teresa with Falcon Sword


Boss attacks with Falcon Sword

Boss challenges Teresa with his Falcon Sword, but Teresa defeats him, anyway.[21] When Clare awakes, she and Teresa are surrounded with the bodies of the all the bandits.[22]

Additional notesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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 3, Scene 13, p. 121
  2. Claymore 3, Tokyopop, Scene 13, p. 121
  3. Claymore 3, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 13, p. 121
  4. Claymore 3, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 13, p. 121
  5. Claymore 3, Star Comics, Scene 13, p. 117
  6. Claymore 3, Comix-ART, Scene 13, p. 121
  7. Claymore 3, Shueisha, Scene 13, p. 121
  8. Claymore 4, Scene 16, p. 29
  9. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 47
  10. Angel Densetsu 15, Act 77, p. 7
  11. Claymore 1, Scene 3, p. 119
  12. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 42; Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  13. Claymore 3, Scene 13, p. 121; Claymore, Anime Scene 5
  14. Claymore 4, Scene 16, p. 37; Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  15. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 47; Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  16. Claymore 3, Scene 13, pp. 117–120; Claymore, Anime Scene 5
  17. Claymore 3, Scene 13, p. 124; Claymore, Anime Scene 5
  18. Claymore 4, Scene 16, pp. 22–23
  19. Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  20. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 39–41
  21. Claymore 4, Scene 17, pp. 42–47; Claymore, Anime Scene 6
  22. Claymore 4, Scene 17, p. 51; Claymore, Anime Scene 6

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