Scene 28
Scene 028a
Recovered comrades

Original magazine title

研がれし牙[1] Toga reshi kiba

Issue, release date

October 2003, September 2003

Tankōbon title

斬り裂く者たち IV[2] Kirisakumono-tachi IV, volume 6

US tankōbon title

The Slashers, Part 4[3]

New character



Despair? After only this? I've known a greater opponent...and felt true despair.[4]




Paburo Mountains[6]

Anime arc

Those Who Rend Asunder

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  • Slashers arc:
    • Scene 025 25: Part 1
    • Scene 026 link 26: Part 2
    • Scene 027 27: Part 3
    • Scene 028 28: Part 4
    • Scene 029 29: Part 5
    • Scene 030 link 030: Part 6

Cold openEdit

With Deneve, Helen and Clare lying wounded on the canyon terrace, Miria alone faces the Paburo awakened. He asks in mockery how does the situation "taste."[7]

Paburo awakenedEdit

Too intelligentEdit

Paburo says that if a warrior is not intelligent enough, she will not survive. But he unsettles Miria by adding if a warrior is too intelligent, that also will doom her, the implication being that Miria is deemed too intelligent to be allowed to live by certain people.

When Miria asks what he is, he replies that he is an old male Claymore warrior, who deposes of warriors sent to kill him. This further confirms her suspicion that the Organization sent the four warriors here to be killed.

Miria makes it her first business to recover her comrades. During this rescue, Paburo strikes with extensible claws but keeps hitting the ground. Miria stop-and-go motion leaves mirages, the real Miria one step ahead of the attacks.[8]


The awakened realizes that she must be the warrior called Phantom Miria—though as before, how he came by this knowledge is unexplained.[9] Miria finally attacks him. Paburo finds himself surrounded with mirages as he tries to defend himself.[10]

When Helen asks why Miria waited till now to use her special technique, Clare suspect that Miria's technique has its limits and wished to use it only as a last resort.[11] After 30 times, Miria's Yoma energy fatigues. Eventually Miria tires and he finally catches her. His tongue penetrates her abdomen and she screams in agony.[12]


True despairEdit

Helen tries to rescue Miria, but can only crawl. In tears, Helen now realizes that Paburo has delivered on his promise of "true despair."[13]

A greater opponentEdit

But despite the awakened's words, Clare gets up to rescue Miria. Clare alludes, unknown to the others, to her experience with a greater opponent—Priscilla.[14]

Scene 028
Confronting a lesser opponent

Paburo strikes with his claws. But he keeps missing as Clare approaches.[15]

Additional detailsEdit


  • After the rescue of Anastasia's hunt in Scene 112, Deneve says that Miria's "big mistake" during the Paburo hunt was that she assumed that the Organization stopped making male awakened beings[16]
  • In this same 112 scene, a major hole in the Claymore storyline is created when Helen states she never saw a male warrior awakened,[17] a retcon that implies Paburo, Isley, Rigaldo and the Northern Army were never male Claymore warriors


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, October 2003, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 6, Shueisha, Scene 28, p. 7
  3. Claymore 6, Scene 28, p. 7
  4. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 31–33
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 7–9
  8. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 11–15
  9. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 17–18
  10. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 20–23
  11. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 24–25
  12. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 25–26
  13. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 30–31
  14. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 31–33
  15. Claymore 6, Scene 28, pp. 35–37
  16. Claymore 20, Scene 112, pp. 149–150
  17. Claymore 20, Scene 112, p. 150

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