Scene 120
Scene 120
Miria's surprise

Original magazine title

覚醒と深淵[1] Kakusei to shin'en (When abyssal ones awaken)

Issue, release date

December 2011, 4 November 2011

Tankōbon title

深淵の爪と牙 I,[2] volume 22

US tankōbon title

Fangs and Claws of the Abyss, Part 1

New character



Impossible. You purposely fell where your comrade dropped her sword.[3]




Organization Headquarters

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  • Fangs and Claws arc:
    • Scene 120 link 120: Part 1
    • Scene 121 link 121: Part 2
    • Scene 122 122: Part 3
    • Scene 123 link 123: Part 4
    • Scene 124 link 124: Part 5
    • Scene 125 125: Part 6
    • Scene 126 126: Part 7
    • Scene 127 127: Part 8

Cold openEdit

While fighting Hysteria, Miria notices the immense Yoma power explosion. Cassandra has awakened into a huge humanoid form, standing prone with tentacles supporting the body.[5]



Cassandra sends out hydra-like tentacles, ending with human heads that strike the ground. Roxanne is ecstatic. A hydra-tentacle attacks Roxanne, amputating her left arm. Roxanne counterattacks.[6]


Miria defends the Twin Trainees from Cassandra's attacking tentacles. Miria orders the twins to evacuate Audrey, Rachel and Nina.[7]

Miria's trapEdit

Last chanceEdit

But Miria is disrupted by Hysteria's assault. Despite Cassandra's awakening, Hysteria continues the combat with Miria—she cuts of Miria's arm.[8] Miria realizes that Hysteria has guessed Miria's timing. In a desperate stratagem, repeating Scene 35, Miria lets Hysteria cut off her remaining arm. Though impaled by Miria's sword, Hysteria pulls it out and makes for Miria.[9]

Unknown to Hysteria, Miria spotted a lost sword on the ground. Miria throws her armless body over the sword—hiding it—then waits for Hysteria.[10]


When Hysteria comes to deliver the coup de grace, Miria clutches the hilt in her teeth and runs Hysteria through the neck. Hysteria collapses.[11]

For Miria's technique, see Cutlass Between The Teeth trope.

Reversal and revelationEdit

Roxanne defeatedEdit

Miria reattaches her arm, anticipating Roxanne's help in fighting Cassandra. But a limbless torso falls to earth—Roxanne's. The heads of Cassandra's eat Roxanne's limbs. Cassandra eventually licks Roxanne's face.[12]

Dae's planEdit

In the distance, Dae and Rubel observe the three combats. Dae reveals his plan for the resurrected warriors to awaken. The resulting Yoma energy should attract the owner of the mystery arm[13], thus revealing the identity of the Abyssal.[14]


Owning to their severe wounds, both Roxanne and Hysteria awaken.[15]

Scene 120a
Roxanne awakening

Additional detailsEdit


Cover artEdit

Jump SQ 12 December 2011
Jump SQ December 2011


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, December 2011, Claymore, p. 270
  2. Claymore 22, Shueisha, p. 6
  3. Claymore 22, Scene 120, p. 26
  4. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  5. Claymore, Scene 120, pp. 7–9
  6. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 10–16
  7. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 17–18
  8. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 19–20
  9. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 21–23
  10. Claymore 22, Scene 120, p. 24
  11. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 25–27
  12. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 28–32
  13. Claymore 20, Scene 110, p. 76
  14. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 33–37
  15. Claymore 22, Scene 120, pp. 36–37

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