Scene 53
Scene 053

Original magazine title

深き術中[1] Fukaki jutchū

Issue, release date

November 2005, October 2005

Tankōbon title

北の戦乱 IV[2] Kita no Senran IV, volume 10

US tankōbon title

The Battle of the North, Part 4[3]

New character



You're not good enough to join the ranks of the awakened.[4]




Village of Pieta[6]

Anime arc

The Carnage in the North

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  • Battle of the North arc:
    • Scene 050 50: Part 1
    • Scene 051 51: Part 2
    • Scene 052 52: Part 3
    • Scene 053 53: Part 4
    • Scene 054 54: Part 5
    • Scene 055 55: Part 6
    • Scene 056 56: Part 7

Cold openEdit

Teams Flora and Undine charge the Armadillo awakened. But he launches extensible quills, springing out in all directions.[7]


Quill attackEdit

The quills hit six warriors. Four warriors are still unscathed—Flora, Undine, Deneve and Clare. They try to counterattack, but his hide is too tough to penetrate. He then backs away.[8]

Yoma power surgeEdit

He uses a technique, resembling Galatea's, to make Undine cuts her throat. But he succeeds only in making Undine cut her cheeks. But then he tries to awaken her by surging her Yoma power.[9]

Briefly, Undine resists, but begins to awaken. Her bulging muscles bursts apart her uniform. Deneve kicks Undine back to safety.[10]


New tacticEdit

Teams Jean and Veronica continue fighting the Insectile awakened. Only Jean, Veronica, Cynthia and Helen are left standing. They improvise a new tactic.[11]

While Veronica and Cynthia distract Insectile, Helen uses her extensible arm to hold fast his legs.[12]

Drill attackEdit

On the street below, Jean twists her arm and using a propeller variant of Drill Sword, jumps toward the awakened. The blade whirls about like a helicopter, chopping off Insectile's legs, rendering him immobile and defenseless.[13]

Scene 053a
Drill Sword

Veronica and Cynthia deliver the coup de grace by chopping up the legless torso.[14]

Starting overEdit

Deneve and Clare again confront Armadillo.[15]

Additional detailsEdit


Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 11 November 2005
Monthly Shōnen Jump November 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, November 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 10, Shueisha, Scene 53, p. 39
  3. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 39
  4. Claymore 10, Scene 53, p. 58
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 39–41
  8. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 42–44
  9. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 45–48
  10. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 49–54
  11. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 56–59
  12. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 59–62
  13. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 63–64
  14. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 66–67
  15. Claymore 10, Scene 53, pp. 68–69

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