Scene 19
Scene 019
Escaping Noel

Original magazine title

宣戦布告[1] Sensen fukoku (Declaring war)

Issue, release date

January 2003, December 2002

Tankōbon title

死者の烙印 II[2] Shisha no rakuin II (Stigma of the dead II), volume 4

US tankōbon title

Marked for Death, Part 2[3]

New character



You thought they wouldn't welcome you.[4]


Unknown region


Unnamed village

Anime arc

Teresa of the Faint Smile

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  • Marked for Death arc:
    • Scene 018 link 18: Part 1
    • Scene 019 19: Part 2
    • Scene 020 20: Part 3
    • Scene 021 21: Part 4
    • Scene 022 22: Part 5
    • Scene 023 link 23: Part 6
    • Scene 024 24: Part 7

Cold openEdit

In unnamed village, Teresa and Clare hide under their cowls, hoping to conceal Teresa's Claymore warrior identity. But Teresa is forced to reveal herself.[5]


In the street, a Yoma has captured a young boy. Villagers look on in horror, but are almost more horrified when Teresa reveals herself. Disappointed at blowing her cover, Teresa bisects the Yoma at the waist.[6]

Teresa is now resigned to the usual horror and rejection by humans. But instead the villagers cheer her on. A man even calls her "our savior," a concept Teresa has always rejected. They invite Teresa to stay as a guest. The befuddled Teresa accepts the situation.[7]

Local InnEdit

Sitting on Teresa's bed, Clare laughs because Teresa thought she would not be welcomed by the villagers.[8]

Tired from their long journey, Clare falls asleep on Teresa's lap. But Teresa senses three Yoma auras. She realizes that sister warriors are coming to purge her.[9]

Purge teamEdit

Three diversionsEdit

Ilena, Sophia and Noel stop before inn. They rent the whole building. Each is about to use their special technique, but only as a diversion. Noel waits outside as Ilena and Sophia enter the inn.[10]

Scene 019a
Purge team

The first diversion begins when Ilena bursts into Teresa's room. She uses her Quicksword on Teresa, who immobilizes it. Teresa believes this is a serious effort on Ilena's part, unaware of the second diversion taking place underneath them.[11]

On the lobby floor below, Sophia, using her extreme strength, plunges her sword through the ceiling. Teresa dodges the blade. She lands before the window as the purge team planned.[12]

Outside the bedroom window, Noel attacks using her agility technique. Fooled by this third diversion, Teresa grabs Clare and escapes through the next window.[13]


They land on the street and into the trap. Despite Teresa's Preemptive Sensing, she does not detect Priscilla's aura, due to Priscilla's Yoma Energy Control.[14]

Ilena's plan was to lure Teresa outside, then Priscilla would attack from behind, catching Teresa unaware. But the plan misfires when Priscilla introduces herself. And announces that she has come for Teresa's head.[15]

Additional detailsEdit


  • In the cold open, Teresa being able to hide her silver eyes without aura suppressant is a continuity issue that occurs throughout the Claymore series


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. Monthly Shōnen Jump, January 2003, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 4, Shueisha, Scene 19, p. 103
  3. Claymore 4, Scene 19, p. 103
  4. Claymore 4, Scene 19, p. 113
  5. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 103–105
  6. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 106–108
  7. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 110–112
  8. Claymore 4, Scene 19, p. 113
  9. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 115–118
  10. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 120–122
  11. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 123–125
  12. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 128–129
  13. Claymore 4, Scene 19, pp. 130–131
  14. Claymore 4, Scene 19, p. 132
  15. Claymore 4, Scene 19, p. 133

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