Scene 44
Scene 044
Galatea's spell

Original magazine title

美しき妖術[1] Utsukushiki yōjutsu (The beautiful spell)

Issue, release date

February 2005, January 2005

Tankōbon title

魔女の顎門 IV[2] Majo no Agito IV, volume 8

US tankōbon title

The Witch's Maw, Part 4[3]

New character



Didn't you say you were going to strip me naked, tear off my limbs, rip open my belly and suck out my guts?[4]




Abandoned castle in Zakol Mountains[6]

Anime arc

The Witch's Maw

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Previous scene

Scene 43

  • Witch's Maw arc:
    • Scene 041 41: Part 1
    • Scene 042 link 42: Part 2
    • Scene 043 43: Part 3
    • Scene 044 44: Part 4
    • Scene 045 45: Part 5

Cold openEdit

A beautiful but unknown Claymore warrior is strangely unafraid of Dauf. But Clare notices her symbol—she is No. 3, Galatea.[7]

Rescue interruptedEdit

Dauf decides to crush Clare's head and capture Galatea. But when Galatea smiles at Dauf, she seems to cast a spell over him. He loses his grip, dropping Clare into Galatea's waiting arms.[8]

Scene 044a
Losing control

Dauf tries questioning Galatea, but she ignores him as she tries to leave. Angered for being snubbed, he fires rods at Galatea, but they all mysteriously miss.[9]

Clare guesses that Galatea is controlling Dauf through a sensing technique (Yoma Energy Alignment and Control).[10]

Round IIEdit

Galatea tries to leave, but Dauf caves-in the entrance by launching one big rod at the ceiling. Galatea now admits to Dauf having a brain.[11]

In the ensuing fight, Dauf's rods continue to miss Galatea, who then cuts off his hand, reversing Dauf's promise to tear off Galatea's limbs. Clare is amazed.[12]


The young girl appears on the scene, but not as a participant. She admires Galatea, but admits she does not take much pride in Dauf as a domestic partner.[13]

Additional detailsEdit


  • Artistic license is taken in depicting the castle corridor. Its size increases many-fold from Scene 43 to the current scene to accommodate the increasing awakened size of Dauf

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 02 February 2005
Monthly Shōnen Jump February 2005


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 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 8, Shueisha, Scene 44, p. 135
  3. Claymore 8, Scene 44, p. 135
  4. Claymore 8, Scene 44, p. 147
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 8, Scene 44, pp. 135–136
  8. Claymore 8, Scene 44, pp. 137–138
  9. Claymore 8, Scene 44, pp. 139–142
  10. Claymore 8, Scene 44, p. 143
  11. Claymore 8, Scene 44, pp. 143–144
  12. Claymore 8, Scene 44, pp. 147–156
  13. Claymore 8, Scene 44, p. 157

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