Scene 48
Scene 048
Clearing the way

Original magazine title

大剣の呼応[1] Daiken no koō

Issue, release date

June 2005, May 2005

Tankōbon title

深き淵の煉獄 III[2] Fukaki Fuchi no Rengoku III, volume 9

US tankōbon title

The Deep Abyss of Purgatory, Part 3[3]

New character



And considering it's a borrowed right arm...she's holding up rather well.[4]




Abandoned castle in Zakol Mountains[6]

Anime arc

The Witch's Maw

Next scene

Scene 49

Previous scene

Scene 47

  • Purgatory arc:
    • Scene 046 link 46: Part 1
    • Scene 047 47: Part 2
    • Scene 048 link 48: Part 3
    • Scene 049 link 49: Part 4

Cold openEdit

Riful orders Dauf not to kill the Claymore warriors.[7]

Paving way for attackEdit

While Clare distracts Dauf with her Quicksword, Jean winds up her sword-arm. But instead of the regular 15 twists, Jean does 21. By the time Dauf notices, it is too late to stop Jean.[8]

Clare sends Jean on her attack.[9] Clare reflects on her previous error of allowing Ilena's arm to strike blindly. This time, Clare's Preemptive Sensing must guide the Quicksword.[10]

Scene 048a
Round IV

Clare follows Jean as they lunge toward Dauf, who tries to crush Jean between his wrist stump and left hand. Clare beats both back with Quicksword as the sword is guided by following Dauf's Yoma power flow.[11]


Dauf opens his mouth, about to fire a rod at Jean. But Galatea, though still down, uses her Yoma energy alignment and control to shut Dauf's jaws.[12]

Drill SwordEdit

Jean finally drills through base of Dauf's throat.[13]

Additional detailsEdit


  • The corridor height in this scene is approximately 4 stories high, up from one story when Clare enters the Witch's Maw in Scene 43
  • The corridor expands in proportion with Dauf's increasing height

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 06 June 2005
Monthly Shōnen Jump June 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 June 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 48, p. 71
  3. Claymore 9, Scene 48, p. 71
  4. Claymore 9, Scene 48, p. 77
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 71–72
  8. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 73–80
  9. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 83–85
  10. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 86–87
  11. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 88–89
  12. Claymore 9, Scene 48, pp. 91–92
  13. Claymore 9, Scene 48, p. 93

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