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Jean
Jean in Uniform
Jean in uniform

Jean's Symbol

VIZ Media name

Jean[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Jean[2][3][4] (de Speaker, es-es Speaker, it Speaker), Jeanne[5] (fr Speaker), Jeannà[6] (fr anime Speaker), 진[7] Jin (ko), Джин[8] Dzhin Speaker (ru), 珍[9] Zhēn Speaker (zh-hk), 琴[10] Qín Speaker (zh-tw)

Original name

ジーン[11] Jīn Speaker

Rank No.

9 of Current Generation[12]

Current status

Manga: dies realigning Clare in Pieta
Anime: dies realigning Clare in volcano

Ties

Organization

Ability

Offensive:[13] 転突撃[14] Ten Totsugeki Speaker (Rotary Attack)

Technique

旋空剣[15] Senkū Ken Speaker (Drill Sword)

Quote

Thank you Clare...I'm glad I met you.[16]

Anime voice

Tanya Kahana (de),
Laura Bailey (en-us),
Benedetta Ponticelli (it),
Kotono Mitsuishi (ja),
Lovely Mejala (tl)

First appearance

Scene 41, Anime Scene 15

EtymologyEdit

ジーン transliterates from "Jean." From the medieval English and Scottish Jehanne, the Old French feminine form of Iohannes, deriving from the Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan "YHWH is gracious").

Possibly alluding to Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc).

AppearanceEdit

Claymore warriorEdit

PhysicalEdit

In keeping with late 20th century film depictions[17][18] of the 15th century historic figure, Jean wears a medium-length, blonde bob with a feathered fringe. Has intense, brow-less eyes in the manga, but short slanting brows in the anime.

Never shown smiling in the manga, but smiles once in the anime after the warriors kill the Insectile awakened.

UniformEdit

Jean wears a Current Generation uniform. A ribcage-like buckle holds 2-layer spaulders on the shoulders and a heavily built sword carrier at the top of the spine. Horizontally overlapped faulds hang in front of the thighs, instead of the usual position on the hips.

Vambraces cover the entire forearm, while chausses protect the lower leg up to the knee.[19]

AwakenedEdit

Awakens into a surreal butterfly form, with heavily veined wings. Filaments extend in all directions. Anime version is simplified, but displays florescent colors shading toward green.[20]

Jean 1
Jean awakened

PersonalityEdit

Mental baseline (A+) enables displays of extraordinary willpower under duress. Jean survives torture and reverts to human form after awakening. Loyalty and good manners are earmarks of her personality.

In Chaldean Numerology, the number 9, Jean's number, is often viewed as the number of the saint.

DatasheetEdit

BaselineEdit

Height: 175cm (5ft 8.89in).[21] Dominant arm: right[22]

ClassEdit

Jean is an offensive type[23] warrior, her ability being Rotary Attack.[24]

TechniqueEdit

Rotary Attack enables Drill Sword.[25]

Organization assessmentEdit

Organization notes high mental baseline, which enabled resisting torture and awakening by Riful. Also, enables ability to twist arm and use technique that exploits rotation. Plus thrust power at high speed, despite heavy burden on arm. Loyal companion.[26]

Jean's equipment
Jean's equipment

HistoryEdit

Early life unknown.

Zakol huntEdit

HamelEdit

In village of Hamel, Jean leads an awakened hunt to the Zakol Mountains. She detects a Yoma aura emanating from the inn, where Clare is hiding. But Jean ignores it and says it is her imagination.[27]

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Claymore Zakol Hunt


Zakol hunt in Hamel

Witch's MawEdit

The hunt enters an abandoned castle, where all but one warrior are captured. Later, the wounded escapee staggers into Hamel. She asks Clare to save her comrades, before dying.[28]

Back in the castle, Riful of the West supervises her consort, Dauf, in awakening Jean and Katea. The manga Raquel lies dead in corner. Dauf senses Clare's arrival. Riful orders him to deal with Clare.[29]

Round IEdit

Upstairs, Clare destroys Yoma pack.[30] Dauf bursts through floor. Clare attacks Dauf, who captures her. Then Galatea arrives.[31]

Round IIEdit

Using Yoma Energy Alignment and Control, Galatea makes Dauf drop Clare into her waiting arms.[32] Galatea tries to leave. But Dauf caves-in entrance. But all his rods miss their target. Galatea cuts off Dauf's hand.[33]

Riful appears and couches Dauf on circumventing Galatea's technique.[34]

During battle, Riful explains she needs the warriors to awaken, so they can join her army. The enemy is Isley of the North. Riful inadvertently reveals Priscilla's existence.[35] When Clare demands to know Priscilla's whereabouts, Riful promises to tell if Clare can land one sword blow on her. Riful almost tricks Clare into awakening, but Galatea reverts her back.[36]

To break the stalemate, Galatea orders Clare to retrieve Jean, while she holds off Dauf.[37]

Round IIIEdit
Clare discovers Jean awakened into butterfly form. Clare uses Galatea's technique to realign Jean to normal.[38]

Claymore Jean awakened00:53

Claymore Jean awakened


Jean awakened

Upstairs, Galatea is exhausted, but Clare and Jean arrive in time. Galatea and Clare distract Dauf, while Jean, using Drill Sword, bores through his throat. But Dauf slams Galatea and Clare together, then strikes down Jean, but loses most of his fingers.[39]
Round IVEdit

Clare asks Jean to try once more. This time, Clare's Quicksword prevents Dauf from slamming his arms together on warriors.[40]

Jean bores through Dauf's throat. But Riful stops Jean from beheading Dauf. Riful addresses Galatea and Clare: "You held me off and didn't break, despite my efforts." Then she rewards Galatea and Clare by giving back Jean.[41]

One manga translation has Riful speaking to Dauf instead: "Someone like you who can accept me without breaking." Translation repeated in English dub of anime.[42]

After Riful leaves, Galatea tries to bring Clare back to the Organization, but Jean blocks her. Instead, Galatea says she will report them dead.[43]

Later, to Clare's annoyance, Jean follows her through the forest. They run into Rubel and Rafaela. Clare is forced to join the Organization's battle group in Pieta.[44]

Battle of the NorthEdit

Member of the battle group in Pieta during the Battle of the North. Assigned to lead Team Jean: Eliza (No. 17), Emilia (No. 27), Natalia (No. 37) and Deana (No. 44).[45]

Engagement IEdit

During first engagement, the Insectile awakened decimates Team Jean, Jean standing alone.[46] Team Veronica reinforces Team Jean.[47] Veronica and Cynthia act as decoys. Helen immobilizes Insectile's legs, enabling Jean to use Drill Sword. Veronica and Cynthia chop up Insectile's legless torso.[48]

Later, Flora tests Clare's sword fighting abilities to see if Clare can replace Flora as team leader.[49] Anime version has Jean preventing fight.[50]

Engagement IIEdit

Manga and anime diverge here.

MangaEdit

Jean appears in Yuma's flashback. In the banquet hall of the Eastern Inn, Miria holds a meeting with the battle group. She tells everyone to take a half dose of suppressant. If rendered unconscious during combat, a warrior will radiate no aura, making her appear dead to both the Northern Army and Organization.[51]

The Northern Army invades Pieta. Team Jean kills the Tyrannosaur awakened, Jean using her Drill Sword to destroy him.[52]

After losing three awakened, versus five Claymore warriors, Rigaldo decides to decapitate the battle group leadership.

Rigaldo awakens into the Silver Lion. He kills Veronica and Undine, then wounds Jean. Clare awakens and attacks. But Rigaldo repels Clare and kills Flora.[53]

He wounds Deneve. Clare further awakens. Rigaldo finally captures Miria. But Clare cuts off his arm.[54] As Clare and Rigaldo fight, Helen rescues Miria and destroys Rigaldo's arm. Clare eventually kills Rigaldo.[55]

Clare's awakening out of control, she demands that Helen kill her, but Jean intervenes and dies realigning Clare to normal.[56]

AnimeEdit

The Northern Army invades Pieta. Team Jean kills Tyrannosaur, Jean using her Drill Sword. Jean wears Clarice's symbol in scene.[57]

Northern Army retreats. Rigaldo sequence similar to manga.[58]

Raki races to town, followed by Priscilla. Priscilla awakens and Clare gives chase. Miria, Deneve and Helen follow. In the snowy landscape they meet Galatea, who points them toward the volcano, where Clare and Priscilla fight.

Meanwhile back in Pieta, Jean finds Raki crying in an alleyway. After speaking with Jean, Raki decides to accompany her as she sets out to find Clare.[59]

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Claymore Last of Jean


Last of Jean

In the volcano, Priscilla defeats Clare. Then, Priscilla fights and defeats Miria, Deneve and Helen.[60] Jean and Raki arrive. Clare returns to fight and defeats Priscilla. Raki stops Clare from executing Priscilla. Jean dies realigning Clare to normal.[61]

Witch's Maw IIEdit

Jean makes a last "appearance." In an abandoned castle, Witch's Maw II, Clare enters the mind of Luciela x Rafaela. Clare enters a dream world, where she and Jean meet Rafaela in a replay from Scene 50.[62] Rafaela asks which one is Clare. Clare tries to protect Jean. But when Clare reaches out, Jean is gone.[63]

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 46, p. 20
  2. Claymore 9, Tokyopop, Scene 46, p. 20
  3. Claymore 9, Ediciones Glénat España, Scene 46, p. 20
  4. Claymore 9, Star Comics, Scene 46, p. 16
  5. Claymore 9, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 46, p. 20
  6. Claymore, Kazé Anime, Anime Scene 18
  7. Claymore 9, Daewon CI, Scene 46, p. 20
  8. Claymore 9, Comix-ART, Scene 46, p. 20
  9. Claymore 9, Culturecom, Scene 46, p. 20
  10. Claymore 9, Ever Glory, Scene 46, p. 20
  11. Claymore 9, Shuisha, Scene 46, p. 20
  12. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  13. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  14. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  15. Fragments of Silver 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  16. Claymore 11, Scene 60, p. 85
  17. Saint Joan (1957)
  18. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
  19. Claymore "Master Book Sequence 4," avex, p. 4
  20. Claymore 9, Scene 46, pp. 30–31; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  21. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  22. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  23. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  24. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  25. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  26. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3,"Yoma War Record III," p. 724
  27. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 51; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  28. Claymore 8, Scene 41, pp. 61–67; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  29. Claymore 8, Scene 42, p. 100; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  30. Claymore 8, Scene 43, pp. 106–108; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  31. Claymore 8, Scene 43, p. 132; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  32. Claymore 8, Scene 44, p. 136; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  33. Claymore 8, Scene 44, p. 155; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  34. Claymore 8, Scene 45, pp. 159–160; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  35. Claymore 8, Scene 45, p. 187; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  36. Claymore 9, Scene 46, pp. 7–18; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  37. Claymore 9, Scene 46, pp. 21–22; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  38. Claymore 9, Scene 46, pp. 30–32; Claymore, Anime Scene 16
  39. Claymore 9, Scene 47, p. 61; Claymore, Anime Scene 17
  40. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 88–89; Claymore, Anime Scene 17
  41. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 110; Claymore, Anime Scene 17
  42. Claymore, Anime Scene 17
  43. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 121–122; Claymore, Anime Scene 17
  44. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 131–142; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  45. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 169–173; Claymore, Anime Scene 18
  46. Claymore 10, Scene 52, p. 34
  47. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 36; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  48. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 59–67; Claymore, Anime Scene 19
  49. Claymore 10, Scene 55, p. 108
  50. Claymore, Anime Scene 20
  51. Claymore 12, Scene 66, pp. 83–87
  52. Claymore 10, Scene 57, p. 164
  53. Claymore 10, Scene 57, p. 184
  54. Claymore 11, Scene 58, pp. 34–35
  55. Claymore 11, Scene 59, pp. 68–69
  56. Claymore 11, Scene 60, pp. 78–87
  57. Claymore, Anime Scene 21
  58. Claymore, Anime Scene 23
  59. Claymore, Anime Scene 24
  60. Claymore, Anime Scene 25
  61. Claymore, Anime Scene 26
  62. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 136–137
  63. Claymore 17, Scene 92, pp. 65–67

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