Scene 49
Scene 049
Riful awakened

Original magazine title

深遠の力[1] Shin'en no chikara (Power of the abyssal)

Issue, release date

July 2005, June 2005

Tankōbon title

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

US tankōbon title

The Deep Abyss of Purgatory, Part 4[3]

New character



So this is the power of the "Creature of the Abyss."[4]




Abandoned castle in Zakol Mountains[6]

Anime arc

The Witch's Maw

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

Cold openEdit

Jean drills through the base of Dauf's throat.[7]

End of battleEdit

Her manEdit

Jean is about to decapitate Dauf. But tentacles grab Jean and slam her senseless into the rubble. Riful has partially awakened.[8]

Scene 049a

She apologizes for not letting the warriors have the final victory, but she must call an end to the fight. Although Riful is not proud of Dauf, "he's still my man."[9]

Sword attackEdit

Before Galatea can stop her, Clare attacks Riful and scores a sword blow, the blade penetrating the skull. Uninjured, Riful begins to unravel into ribbons. She gives Clare a point for scoring a hit.[10]

Riful fully awakens, the castle bursting apart. Everyone finds themselves in broad daylight.[11]

Promise keeperEdit

Up in the sky, Riful has the appearance of a brittle star. Up-close, she appears as a half-mermaid, half octopus. Clare can only gape in awe, now understanding the power of an Abyssal One.

Riful credits the warriors for not breaking under pressure, despite her best efforts. For scoring a hit, she names Priscilla's partner—Isley, the "Silver King" of the northern region of Alfons.[12]

Riful suddenly disappears skyward with Dauf.[13]

Galatea retreatsEdit

Galatea tries to take Clare, but Jean blocks her way. Rather than fight, Galatea says she will report Clare and Jean dead. She only asks that Clare and Jean stay alive.[14]

Clare's last words: We'll meet again, Galatea.[15]


At Organization Headquarters, an unknown warrior is sensing Riful. A Man in Black asks if she is ready to fight Riful. She says not yet. She needs more time.[16]

The man reveals her name—No. 1, Alicia.[17]

Additional detailsEdit


Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 07 July 2005
Monthly Shōnen Jump July 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, July 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 49, p. 95
  3. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 95
  4. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 123
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 95–96
  8. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 97–99
  9. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 100–101
  10. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 102–103
  11. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 104–107
  12. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 109–113
  13. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 115–116
  14. Claymore 9, Scene 49, pp. 118–123
  15. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 123
  16. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 124
  17. Claymore 9, Scene 49, p. 125

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