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Musha
Musha
Priscilla and her father

VIZ Media name

Musha[1] Speaker (en-us)

Variant

Musha[2][3] (de Speaker, fr Speaker), Myusha[4][5] (es-es Speaker, it Speaker)

Original name

ミュシャ[6] Myusha Speaker

Region

Mucha

Status

Unknown

Geographic entity

Village

Geographic features

In mountains

Ties

Priscilla

Place name allusion

"Mucha" and the northern region of "Alfons" may allude to the Czech Art Nouveau painter, Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939)

First mention

Extra Scene 3

First appearance

Scene 135

EtymologyEdit

Translated variant of "Mucha." Both "Musha"[7] and "Mucha"[8] are spelled ミュシャ.[9][10] "Musha" is used in the VIZ Media translation of Extra Scene 3, and "Mucha" in Scene 90. See corrected text of Priscilla's dialog below.

The English-language use of "Musha" as the name of Priscilla's hometown is a fan-reader convention and unofficial. The village in the original Japanese is never named.[11]

DescriptionEdit

Medieval village in the mountains of Mucha. Typical Yagi architectural pastiche—rural south of France style, with Scottish medieval and renaissance Tuscan details.

HistoryEdit

Death in MushaEdit

While fighting Riful's daughter in Toulouse, Priscilla flashes back to the memory of her childhood village. While walking through the village, the young Priscilla asks her father about Yoma and Claymore warriors. [12]

QuarantineEdit

After the third Yoma victim, panic sets in among the inhabitants. Being a small, remote village of 15 families, the people cannot afford to hire a Claymore warrior.

But the village elder has another plan—isolate five families in their homes at a time for two weeks. Should the Yoma reveal itself from hunger, a family member is suppose to kill it with a sword supplied by the village.[13]

Priscilla's familyEdit

The first group proves Yoma-free. Priscilla's family are among the next to be quarantined. In the kitchen, Priscilla's parents discuss the merits of the elder's plan.[14]

DiscoveryEdit

Priscilla wakes up in the middle of night and needs to urinate. She chances on her family in the kitchen, where her brother sits dead behind the door. The Yoma-infected father is eating Priscilla's older sister. The mother lie dead on the floor. [15]

Priscilla spots the sword standing against the wall. She unsheathes it and with a slash stroke, kills her father.[16]

AlfonsEdit

Years later in a ruined Alfons village, the awakened Priscilla defeats Rigaldo, then Isley. Both Priscilla and Isley revert to their human form. He swears allegiance to Priscilla and asks her greatest wish. She replies that she wants to find her parents in "Musha" in the VIZ Media translation. Isley promises to help.[17]

Priscilla in Alfons
Panel with corrected English text

While "Musha" is the birthplace claimed by Priscilla, she never says "Musha" is a village.[18] VIZ Media later switches to the "Mucha" spelling.[19]

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 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  2. Claymore 14, Tokyopop, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  3. Claymore 14, Glénat Édition Française, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  4. Claymore 14, Ediciones Glénat España, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  5. Claymore 14, Star Comics, Extra Scene 3, p. 155
  6. Claymore 14, Shueisha, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  7. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  8. Claymore 17, Scene 90, p. 10
  9. Claymore 14, Shueisha, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  10. Claymore 17, Shueisha, Scene 90, p. 10
  11. Jump SQ, March 2013, Claymore, Scene 135, pp. 293–323
  12. Jump SQ, March 2013, Claymore, Scene 135, pp. 293–294
  13. Jump SQ, March 2013, Claymore, Scene 135, pp. 294–297
  14. Jump SQ, March 2013, Claymore, Scene 135, pp. 298–301
  15. Jump SQ, March 2013, Claymore, Scene 135, pp. 302–305
  16. Jump SQ, March 2013, Claymore, Scene 135, pp. 305–308
  17. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, pp. 158–159
  18. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 159
  19. Claymore 14, Extra Scene 3, p. 159

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