Scene 20
Scene 020
Fighting Priscilla

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

February 2003, January 2003

Tankōbon title

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

US tankōbon title

Marked for Death, Part 3[3]

New character



She can sense the strength and speed of Yoma energy flowing through the body.[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

The villagers are confused by the Claymore warriors fighting each other. Noel is angry with Priscilla.

In a soliloquy, Sophia steps outside the inn and reveals the purge team's plan—Priscilla was suppose to ambush Teresa from behind. Instead, Priscilla choose to announced her presence and fight Teresa head-on.[5]

Confronts PriscillaEdit

Teresa instructs Clare to leave the area. Teresa then asks Priscilla why she did not attack from behind. Priscilla replies that she must fight fairly. Then reproaches Teresa for killing humans. Priscilla attacks. During the combat, Teresa cannot sense Priscilla's Yoma power.[6]

Scene 020a
Teresa and Clare face Priscilla

Ilena's explanationsEdit

Explanation IEdit

Ilena and Noel watch from the wreckage of Teresa's room. Ilena tells Noel that while Sophia's strength, Ilena's speed and Noel's agility are greater than Teresa's, Teresa's ability to sense Yoma energy (Preemptive Sensing) makes her the best warrior.

Ilena speculates that Priscilla's Yoma Energy Control, which turns off one's aura, will render Teresa's sensing useless.[7]

Explanation IIEdit

But Teresa's use of ordinary sword technique fends off Priscilla. Overwhelmed by the "ordinary," Priscilla soon fights blindly. Ilena realizes that Teresa does not need her special ability to beat Priscilla. Priscilla was outmatched all along. Noel becomes confused by Ilena's successive explanations.[8]

See Versatility.[9]

Additional detailsEdit


  • In Scene 12, Orsay explains Teresa's nickname by her face being unmarred from releasing Yoma energy. Scene 20 gives another origin of Teresa's nickname—Teresa's smile is the only obvious thing about her


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, February 2003, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 4, Shueisha, Scene 20, p. 135
  3. Claymore 4, Scene 20, p. 135
  4. Claymore 4, Scene 20, p. 150
  5. Claymore 4, Scene 20, pp. 135–137
  6. Claymore 4, Scene 20, pp. 138–147
  7. Claymore 4, Scene 20, pp. 149–151
  8. Claymore 4, Scene 20, pp. 154–157
  9. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record 1," p. 508

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