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Isley from anime

Isley's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Isley[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Name: Isley[2][3][4][5] (de Speaker, de anime Speaker, es-es Speaker, fr Speaker), Easlay[6] Speaker (it), Easley[7] Speaker (it anime), 이슬레이[8] Iseullei Speaker (ko), Ислей[9] Islyeĭ Speaker (ru), 伊士利[10] Yīshìlì Speaker (zh-hk), 伊司雷[11] Yīsīléi Speaker (zh-tw)
Nickname: Silber-König[12] (Silver King de), Silver King[13] Speaker (en-us), El Monarca de Plata de Alfonse[14] Speaker (The Silver Monarch of Alfonse es-es), Le Seigneur du Monde Argenté[15] Speaker (The Lord of the Silvery World fr), Re d'Argento[16] Speaker (it) 白銀王[17] Hakugin-ō Speaker (Silver King),[18] 백은의 왕[19] Baeg-eun-ui Wang Speaker (The Silver King ko), Серебряный король[20] Speaker (Silver King ru), 銀之王[21][22] Yín Zhī Wáng Speaker (zh-hk, zh-tw)

Original name

イースレイ[23] Īsurei Speaker

Rank No.

1 of the Initial Male Era[24]

Current status

Awakened, killed by Abyss Feeders

Ties

Organization, Priscilla, Northern Army

Class

Offensive[25]

Technique

Sword (human)[26]

Quote

Even if that temporary family...was nothing but an illusion doomed to fade...for just a little longer...for just a little bit longer, I wanted things to stay that way.[27]

Anime voice

Konrad Bösherz (de),
John Swasey (en-us),
Davide Albano (it),
Koji Yusa (ja),
Christian Velarde (tl)

First appearance

Scene 56, Anime Scene 19

EtymologyEdit

イースレイ transliterates from "Isley," from the Old English Hesli, describing a hazel wood or grove. Or "Islay," an island off the Scottish coast.

Name of the musical group, the Isley Brothers.

AppearanceEdit

Claymore warriorEdit

PhysicalEdit

Contemporary rock star appearance with long silver hair. Resembles the earlier "Dark Schneider" of Bastard!! and "Griffith" of Berserk.

UniformEdit

Early basic Organization uniform. A plate buckle hold 3-layer spaulders on the shoulders. Instead of the later carrier, a simple hook attached to a back buckle holds the sword.[28]

Rudimentary faulds only cover the hips. Vambraces protect the forearms up to the elbow.

Isley in uniform
Isley in uniform

Warriors of the Initial Male Era wear neither a dicky with a symbol, nor a cape.

AwakenedEdit

HumanEdit

Isley is also known as the "Silver King." Literary pedigree of this ultimately derives from the magician king, Elric of Melniboné.

Isley
Isley from Memorabilita

Isley, however, does not use magic as his literary predecessors. He uses abilities innate to awakened beings, even in human form. Can attack with tentacles extruding from between the shoulders while still appearing "human."[29]

AwakenedEdit

Centaur awakened form.[30] Resembles Sagittarius, the archer. The wing-like appendages resemble the skeleton wings of the Destroyer.

Isley awakened
Isley awakened

The centaur upper torso has a Swiss Army knife look—can shapeshift various weapons: a lance and shield,[31] sword, [32] and crossbow, which is morphed from a wing.[33]

PersonalityEdit

Gentlemanly. Well-mannered. The outdoor nomadic lifestyle of the anime[34] differs from the country squire lifestyle in the manga.[35] Deep masculine voice in most anime dubs. English gentleman approach of the FUNimation dub is typical. Kazé Deutschland differs from the usual concept with an androgynous voice.[36]

Although Isley personifies the White Hair Black Heart during the Battle of the North arc, Chronos suggests a conscientious man who covertly destroys awakened beings, while pretending to be the worst among them.

In Chaldean Numerology, the number 1, Isley's number, is the number of someone fated to dominate over all others. Or fail catastrophically.

DatasheetEdit

ClassEdit

Isley is an offensive type[37] warrior. Due to their high level, the baselines of Abyssal Ones are not measurable and therefore unknown.[38]

In theory, a baseline chart would consist of all EXs, EX being the Organization's rating for "unmeasurable."[39]

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown.

OrganizationEdit

During the Initial Male Era of Claymore warriors, Isley (No. 1), Rigaldo (No. 2) and Dauf (No. 3) meet on Vinci Hill.[40]

Isley announces that No. 4, Chronos, is the fourth single-digit to awaken.

Rigaldo realizes that all the warriors will awaken and suppressing Chronos is futile.[41] But before he awakens himself, he challenges Isley to a sword-fight, as he never accepted the No. 2 rank given by the Organization.[42]

But before Isley and Rigaldo can fight, a young female warriors appears.[43] She introduces herself as Riful. Caught unaware, Rigaldo puts away his sword and leaves, as does Isley. Dauf is left alone with Riful.[44]

AwakenedEdit

According to Chronos, Isley awakened on purpose in order to infiltrate and destroy all the male awakened warriors.

PriscillaEdit

Priscilla, now in guise of young girl, wanders through a snowy village. When a stranger offers to help, Priscilla says "I want to eat guts."[45]

Later, Isley and Rigaldo survey wreckage of that village.[46]

Priscilla shows up naked in new village. Again, a stranger offers help. Priscilla responses by killing and feeding on the villagers. Rigaldo shows up and awakens into his leonine form.[47]

From a distance, Isley senses Rigaldo's defeat. Priscilla, in her winged, horned awakened form, stands atop Rigaldo's prostrate body.[48]

Isley awakens into his centaur form. While he combats Priscilla, she destroys half of his upper torso.[49]

Both Priscilla and Isley revert to their human form. Kneeling before Priscilla, he swears allegiance and asks for her greatest wish. She replies that she wants to find her parents in the south. He promises to help.[50]

Witch's MawEdit

Clare and Galatea, trapped in Witch's Maw, try to fight their way out.

During battle, Riful explains she needs the warriors to awaken, so they can join her army. The enemy is Isley of the North, inadvertently revealing Priscilla's existence.[51]

Battle of the NorthEdit

Manga and anime diverge here.

Manga versionEdit

After separating from Clare in Scene 34, Raki reappears wandering through the wreckage of a northern village. He escaped from a slave prison. He spots a young girl about to be hit by falling debris. He pushes her out of the way. She clings to him.[52]

Isley finds them. He says the girl seldom becomes attached to anyone. He asks Raki to accompany the young girl home. Then reveals her name—Priscilla.[53]

Later at home, Isley meets Rigaldo in drawing-room. Rigaldo reports loss of three scouts. Isley orders Rigaldo to destroy Pieta.[54]

Raki and Isley find Priscilla outside, sensing the Yoma auras of the Claymore warriors going out—one-by-one.[55]

Anime versionEdit

In ruined village, Raki searches among grave-marks of Claymore Swords, hoping not to find Clare's Symbol. Relieved that she is not buried here, he moves through ruined village. He spots a young girl about to be hit by falling debris. He pushes her out of the way. She clings to him.[56]

Isley finds them. He says the girl seldom becomes attached to anyone. He asks Raki to accompany the young girl home. Then reveals her name—Priscilla.[57]

Raki accompanies Isley and Priscilla, as they camp in the winter forest.[58]

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Claymore Isley


Isley displays sword moves

Isley meets Rigaldo in woods. Rigaldo reports loss of three scouts. Isley orders Rigaldo to destroy Pieta.

Isley takes Raki and Priscilla on horseback to Pieta. Refugees alert Raki to Claymore warriors fighting in Pieta.[59]

Raki races to town, followed by Priscilla. She awakens and Clare gives chase. Miria, Deneve and Helen follow. Jean finds Raki crying in alleyway. After speaking with Jean, Raki decides to accompany her as she sets out to find Clare. Priscilla and Clare battle in volcano.[60]

After Clare's defeat, Priscilla fights and defeats Miria, Deneve and Helen.[61]

Jean and Raki arrive at the volcano. Clare returns to the fight and defeats Priscilla, who reverts to human form. Raki stops Clare from beheading Priscilla. Then Jean dies returning Clare to normal. In a surprise move, Isley appears. He calls for a truce between the Organization battle group and the Northern Army. He suddenly disappears with Priscilla.

The next morning, Isley and Priscilla sitting together, are taking a break from their horse travel. Series for Isley ends here.[62]

Isley and Priscilla in Alfons
Isley and Priscilla in Alfons

LucielaEdit

After the Organization's defeat in Pieta, Isley splits the Northern Army in two. He sends 12 awakened to Lautrec and 11 to Sutafu.[63]

Isley himself invades Mucha. Rafaela watches him defeat Luciela of the South.[64] Later, Rafaela finds Luciela kneeling in a stream. They embrace, but Rafaela breaks Luciela's back. Rafaela injects Yoma power into Luciela and they merge.[65]

Alicia and Beth destroy the 11 in Sutafu,[66] while Riful and Dauf destroy the 12 in Lautrec.[67]

When Riful and Dauf go to Mucha to support Luciela, they arrive too late. Luciela is defeated and dead. When Riful meets Isley and Priscilla, she orders a retreat.[68] But Riful finds the merged sisters and brings them back to Lautrec.[69]

Isley's last standEdit

DietrichEdit

Deneve and Helen plan to visit their hometowns. But they witness Dietrich's hunt struggling in river with an awakened being. Only Dietrich is left standing.[70] Helen, then Deneve rescue the warriors.[71]

Demonic presenceEdit

Dietrich, feeling indebted, insists on following them. Later, Helen senses an extreme Yoma aura from an unnamed town.[72]

Despite Dietrich's warning, Helen and Deneve visit the town anyway, hoping to catch a glance of Isley for a thrill. But Isley sees through their disguise and attacks.[73] Deneve and Helen fight for their lives.[74]

Last thoughtsEdit

Abyss Feeders appear and a 3-way fight develops.[75] Dietrich intervenes, telling Helen and Deneve to stay motionless.[76]

Dietrich, Deneve and Helen escape as Feeders devour Isley. He cannot regenerate his legs and topples. Abyss Feeders finish him off. His last thoughts are about his "family," made up of himself, Priscilla and Raki.[77]

AftermathEdit

ChronosEdit

After the Claymore Rebellion, Raki accompanies the Ghosts to Rabona. From a battlement, Raki watches the DestroyerPriscilla entity fighting beyond the city walls. Suddenly, Chronos and Lars appear before Raki. Chronos wants to talk.[78]

Raki's mentorEdit

Chronos notes Raki's unusual physique and matching sword technique, both designed to fight Yoma entities. Raki admits that his mentor was Isley, who he met in the north.[79]

No. 1Edit

Chronos details Isley's history as warrior No. 1 of the male era. He further speculates that Isley awakened in order to destroy the previously awakened male warriors in a series of stratagems.[80]

Isley's fateEdit

Chronos says that Isley's death was caused by weapons of the Organization. Raki suspected that Isley drew something away (Abyss Feeders), so Raki and Priscilla would be left unharmed.[81]

Additional detailsEdit

NotesEdit

  • In the anime, Isley never travels south with Raki, nor meets Luciela

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 9, Scene 49, p. 112
  2. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 49, p. 112
  3. Claymore, Kazé Deutschland, Anime Scene 19
  4. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 49, p. 112
  5. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 49, p. 112
  6. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 49, p. 108
  7. Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 19
  8. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 49, p. 112
  9. Claymore 10, Comix-ART, Scene 49, p. 112
  10. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 49, p. 112
  11. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 49, p. 112
  12. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 49, p. 113
  13. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 113
  14. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 49, p. 113
  15. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 49, p. 113
  16. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 49, p. 109
  17. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 49, p. 113
  18. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 113
  19. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 49, p. 113
  20. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 49, p. 113
  21. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 49, p. 113
  22. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 49, p. 113
  23. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 49, p. 112
  24. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  25. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  26. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 718
  27. Claymore 16, Scene 89, pp. 184–185
  28. Jump SQ 19, May 2012, Special Scene, p. 420
  29. Claymore 16, Scene 87, p. 118
  30. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 147
  31. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 148
  32. Claymore 16, Scene 89, p. 166
  33. Claymore 11, Scene 63, p. 164
  34. Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  35. Claymore 10, Scene 56, p. 151
  36. Claymore, Kazé Deutschland, Anime Scene 19
  37. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 731
  38. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 2, "Yoma War Record II," p. 716
  39. Fragments of Silver Omnibus II, "Yoma War Record II," p. 692
  40. Jump Square 19, May 2012, Claymore, Special Scene, p. 420
  41. Jump Square 19, May 2012, Claymore, Special Scene, p. 420
  42. Jump Square 19, May 2012, Claymore, Special Scene, pp. 421–422
  43. Jump Square 19, May 2012, Claymore, Special Scene, p. 422
  44. Jump Square 19, May 2012, Claymore, Special Scene, p. 423–424
  45. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 129
  46. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, pp. 130–131
  47. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 138
  48. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 140
  49. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 156
  50. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, pp. 158–159
  51. Claymore 8, Scene 44, pp. 185–187; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  52. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 124–127
  53. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 131
  54. Claymore 10, Scene 56, p. 150
  55. Claymore 11, Scene 61, pp. 117–126
  56. Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  57. Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  58. Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  59. Claymore, Anime Scene 22
  60. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  61. Claymore, Anime Scene 25
  62. Claymore, Anime Scene 26
  63. Claymore 11, Scene 62, p. 128
  64. Claymore 11, Scene 63, p. 189
  65. Claymore 12, Scene 64, pp. 30–37
  66. Claymore 11, Scene 62, p. 140–146
  67. Claymore 11, Scene 62, p. 150–153
  68. Claymore 13, Scene 82, pp. 50–57
  69. Claymore 13, Scene 82, p. 61
  70. Claymore 16, Scene 84, p. 48
  71. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 52–55
  72. Claymore 16, Scene 86, p. 84
  73. Claymore 16, Scene 86, p. 98
  74. Claymore 16, Scene 87, p. 110
  75. Claymore 16, Scene 87, pp. 124–125
  76. Claymore 16, Scene 88, p. 135
  77. Claymore 16, Scene 89, pp. 184–185
  78. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, p. 237
  79. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 238–239
  80. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 240–241
  81. Jump SQ, December 2012, Claymore, Scene 132, pp. 242–243

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