Scene 85
Scene 085
Dietrich returns the favor

Original magazine title

護るべき大義[1] Mamorubeki Taigi

Issue, release date

December 2008, 4 November 2008

Tankōbon title

大地の鬼哭 III[2] Daichi no Kikoku III, volume 16

US tankōbon title

The Lamentation of the Earth, Part 3[3]

New character



We'll worry about that...when the time comes.[4]


Lautrec,[5] Mucha[6]


Village of Lacroix, river in Mucha

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  • Lamentation arc:
    • Scene 083 83: Part 1
    • Scene 084 link 84: Part 2
    • Scene 085 85: Part 3
    • Scene 086 86: Part 4
    • Scene 087 link 87: Part 5
    • Scene 088 88: Part 6
    • Scene 089 89: Part 7

Cold openEdit

In Lacroix village, Rubel gives the three Ghosts a choice: they can either save Rafaela and Renée, or stay on the run with the implication of moral cowardice.

When he finally leaves, the warriors are left disagreeing on what they should do next. Yuma urges Clare not to attempt a rescue—they would face Riful.[7]

Next stepEdit

Clare remains uncommitted. She says they will continue traveling westward.[8]


Hunt in troubleEdit

In the southern region of Mucha, Deneve and Helen, sit cliffside, watching an awakened hunt flounder in the river below. The awakened lured the entire hunt into the water, which slows down the speed of the warriors. Two warriors are down.[9]

While watching the hunt flounder in the river, Helen reminds Deneve how Clare saved their lives during the Paburo hunt, much to Deneve embarrassment. Deneve says Clare's chief strength is "limitless, explosive power," which is both Clare's strength and weakness.[10]

The third hunt member is wounded. Now the hunt captain stands alone.[11]


Despite Miria's orders to avoid the Organization's warriors, Helen jumps into the river and joins the hunt, followed belatedly by Deneve.[12]

They try to knock unconscious the captain. But the captain rejoins the hunt. She realizes that Deneve and Helen are only trying to hide their identities.[13]

The warrior reveals her name and number: Dietrich, No. 8. She asks for help in evacuating her three wounded comrades.[14]

After rescuing the hunt members, Deneve blinds the awakened with Twin Sword, while Helen uses Drill Sword on the awakened's upper jaw.[15]

Coup de graceEdit

Dietrich finally leaps sky-high, using her "sky sword" technique. She lands a sword blow to the awakened's head, bisecting the body in two.[16]

Scene 085a
Coup de grace

Additional detailsEdit


  • The "Dietrich" arc begins in this scene
  • This scene appears as a "showcase chapter" in the June 2010 issue of the US edition of Shonen Jump. This issue has adjacent "extra file" pages similar to those in Jump SQ[17]

Cover artEdit

Jump SQ 12 December 2008
Jump SQ December 2008


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. Jump SQ, December 2008, Claymore, p. 391
  2. Claymore 16, Scene 85, p. 39
  3. Claymore 16, Scene 85, p. 39
  4. Claymore 16, Scene 85, p. 42
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 39–41
  8. Claymore 16, Scene 85, p. 42
  9. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 43–45
  10. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 46–47
  11. Claymore 16, Scene 85, p. 48
  12. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 52–55
  13. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 57–60
  14. Claymore 16, Scene 85, p. 61
  15. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 64–66
  16. Claymore 16, Scene 85, pp. 67–69
  17. Shonen Jump, June 2010, VIZ Media, Claymore, pp. 288–320

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