Scene 117
Scene 117

Original magazine title

異名の由縁[1] Imyō no yuen (Reason for the nickname)

Issue, release date

September 2011, 4 August 2011

Tankōbon title

魔女の屍 IV Majo no shikabane IV, volume 21[2]

US tankōbon title

Corpse of the Witch, Part 4

New character

Elizabeth, Uranus, Nadine


I named you the Dusteater. Perfect, don't you think?[3]


Unknown region, Lautrec, Sutafu[4]


Forest, mountains, Organization Headquarters[5]

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Previous scene

Scene 116

  • Corpse of the Witch arc:
    • Scene 114 114: Part 1
    • Scene 115 115: Part 2
    • Scene 116 116: Part 3
    • Scene 117 117: Part 4
    • Scene 118 118: Part 5
    • Scene 119 link 119: Part 6

Cold openEdit

No cold open.

No. 31Edit


Flashback to when Roxanne is Claymore warrior No.35. She is the fifth member of an Elizabeth's hunt led by No. 5, Elizabeth.[6]

Scene 117a

Roxanne befriends No.31, Uranus, whose technique Roxanne imitates. No. 31 gouges target with hilt and cross-guard of Claymore sword.[7]

Life patternEdit

Roxanne eventually comes to hate both No. 31 and technique. By the time Roxanne becomes No. 24, her former mentor dies mysteriously during a hunt.[8]

This love-and-hate pattern becomes basis of Roxanne's nickname.

No. 9Edit

Yoma Energy sensorEdit

Roxanne's next victim, No. 9—Nadine—wears an eye patch since childhood. No. 9 uses Yoma energy sensing to compensate for her lack of depth perception.[9]

During a hunt with No. 9, Roxanne "loses" her eye and also wears an eye patch. Again, Roxanne imitates her mentor's technique. The two become "friends."[10]

Mysterious deathsEdit

But later, Nadine dies mysteriously while fighting a weak awakened. Roxanne removes her eye patch, revealing an uninjured eye.[11]

Soon afterward, Elizabeth mysteriously dies.[12]

No. 1Edit

New mentorEdit

When Roxanne is No. 5, she meets No. 1—Cassandra. Roxanne is infatuated.[13]

Roxanne repeats "Black Widow" routine—idolizing a lonely, friendless mentor, imitating her technique and mannerisms. She even copies Cassandra's left handedness.[14]


But Cassandra keeps her technique a secret—even from Roxanne. Roxanne stalks Cassandra, who always hunts alone. She discovers Cassandra's secret.[15]

Organization HeadquartersEdit

Flash forward to present. As Roxanne watches Cassandra fight Audrey, Rachel and Nina, Nina wounds Cassandra with Shadow-chaser.[16]

Roxanne again witnesses Cassandra's secret technique—Dusteater. Feet anchored in ground as pivot, head begins bobbing like metronome (upside-down pendulum). As body collapses to ground-level, swinging to and fro, sword swings scythe-like, wide and close to ground—blade striking target's limbs.[17]

Cassandra's nickname reflects both sword technique and fate of target.[18]

Additional detailsEdit


Cover artEdit

Jump SQ 09 September 2011
Jump SQ September


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. Jump SQ, September 2011, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 103
  3. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 133
  4. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 103–104
  7. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 105–106
  8. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 107–109
  9. Claymore 21, Shueisha, Scene 117, p. 110
  10. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 111
  11. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 112
  12. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 113
  13. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 113–115
  14. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 116–117
  15. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 118–119
  16. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 124–125
  17. Claymore 21, Scene 117, pp. 126–132
  18. Claymore 21, Scene 117, p. 133

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