Scene 24
Scene 024
End of the beginning

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

June 2003, 6 May 2003

Tankōbon title

死者の烙印 VII[2] Shisha no rakuin VII (Stigma of the dead VII), volume 5

US tankōbon title

Marked for Death, Part 7[3]

New character



I couldn't even hate the beast that killed Teresa. It was myself, overcome by fear, that I couldn't forgive.[4]


Unknown region


Plateau, 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 fully awakens. She sprouts wings and a single horn on her forehead.[5]

Point of no returnEdit

Noel does not recognize the phenomenon of a Claymore warrior awakening. When she asks what is happening, Ilena explains that Priscilla has become an awakened being.

The purge team attacks, but Priscilla cuts off Ilena's left arm. Then Sophia and Noel are being killed with Priscilla's tentacles.[6]

After slashing Ilena and leaving her for dead, Priscilla walks past Clare as if Clare is invisible.[7] Priscilla flies away for parts unknown.[8]

Clare, recovering from her initial shock, picks up Teresa's head and hugs it. She makes a resolution.[9]

Door of opportunityEdit

Clare wanders from village to village, looking for a Man in Black. One day, she finds Rubel. She holds out Teresa's head and demands that the flesh and blood of Teresa be put into her.[10]

Scene 024a

She becomes the first volunteer in history to join the Organization.[11]

Additional detailsEdit


  • The concept of awakened beings is introduced into the Claymore series with this scene
  • Noel not recognizing an awakened is a continuity issue that is later reconned with awakened hunts that occur before the Teresa era
  • As a single-digit, Noel would have hypothetically lead awakened hunts before the current story arc and acted differently, another continuity issue
  • Priscilla is later dubbed by Ophelia as the "One-horned Monster"[12]


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, June 2003, Claymore, p. 414
  2. Claymore 5, Shueisha, Scene 24, p. 71
  3. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 71
  4. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 93
  5. Claymore 5, Scene 24, pp. 71–73
  6. Claymore 5, Scene 24, pp. 82–85
  7. Claymore 5, Scene 24, pp. 87–90
  8. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 91
  9. Claymore 5, Scene 24, pp. 93–95
  10. Claymore 5, Scene 24, pp. 96–98
  11. Claymore 5, Scene 24, p. 99
  12. Claymore 7, Scene 039, p. 175

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