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Noel attacks

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

March 2003, February 2003

Tankōbon title

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

US tankōbon title

Marked for Death, Part 4[3]

New character



And yet...she still hasn't released her Yoma power.[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

Priscilla cannot defeat Teresa in an unexpectedly, one-sided sword-fight. She cannot understand why.[5]

Teresa's future concernEdit

Despite Priscilla's own misgivings, Teresa understands the true situation. For now, she treads a fine line between repelling Priscilla's attacks and holding back on killing her.

But Priscilla is a monster in the making. Though Teresa will win this fight, she cannot predict the outcome of the next.[6]


The rest of the purge team—Ilena, Noel and Sophia—surround Teresa. All but Teresa release their Yoma energy. The resulting auras send the villagers into spasms of disgust.[7]On Priscilla's command, they attack.

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But Teresa repels all of them.[8]

Purge team defeatedEdit

But Teresa wounds all four, leaving them disabled in the street. Ilena realizes that Teresa has not even bothered to use her Yoma energy, despite the entire purge team using theirs.[9]

And that they were defeated by standard sword technique, with no special ability or technique apparent on Teresa's part (see Versatility).

Additional detailsEdit


  • Despite being fully human, Clare and the villagers all sense the huge Yoma auras of the purge team[10]
  • A man describes the release of Yoma energy as having "a chill" effect[11]


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, March 2003, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 4, Shueisha, Scene 21, p. 159
  3. Claymore 4, Scene 21, p. 159
  4. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 188–189
  5. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 159–161
  6. Claymore 4, Scene 21, p. 162
  7. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 171–177
  8. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 164–168
  9. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 178–189
  10. Claymore 4, Scene 21, pp. 172–173
  11. Claymore 4, Scene 21, p. 172

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