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Teresa and Clare
Teresa and Clare
Teresa and Clare, anime version

VIZ Media name

Teresa and Clare[1] (en-us Speaker)

Variant

Name: Teresa und Clare (de Speaker), Theresa y Claire[2] (es-es Speaker), Thérèse et Claire[3] (fr Speaker), Teresa e Claire[4] (it Speaker), Тереза и Клэр[5] Tereza i Keer Speaker (ru), 迪妮莎和古妮雅[6] Dínīshā hé gǔnīyǎ Speaker (zh-hk), 泰莉莎和克蕾雅[7] Tàilìshā hé Kèlěiyǎ Speaker (zh-tw)
Nickname: Twin goddesses[8] (en-us Speaker)

Original name

テレサとクレア[9] Teresa to Kurea Speaker

Class

Deity

Description

Twin goddesses depicted conjoined

Current status

Extant

Quote

It's the name of a goddess who was exquisitely pure. Her twin was Teresa. That's my name.[10]

Region

Lautrec

Locale

Town of Hamel

First mention

Scene 14, Anime Scene 5

First appearance

Scene 41, Anime Scene 15

EtymologyEdit

The original Japanese Claymore name, テレサとクレア, transliterates from "Teresa and Clare."

AppearanceEdit

Two Greek-like goddesses joined as Siamese twins, back-to-back. They wear over-the-shoulder length hair and share one pair of wings. Teresa is on the left, Clare is on the right.[11]

Scene 041a
Original manga version

With the anime version, Artistic license is used in depicting Teresa and Clare as being the same height. Teresa's height is 180cm (5ft 10.86in),[12] Clare's is 170cm (5ft 6.92in)[13]

HistoryEdit

New old nameEdit

After Teresa inadvertently rescues a mysterious girl from a Yoma pack, the girl insist on tagging along. As they journey through the wilderness, Teresa tires of not being able to address the girl with a proper name.

On a spur of the moment, Teresa names the girl "Clare," only to find out that is her name.

Teresa tells Clare about the twin goddesses. She speculates that Clare's parents named her Clare in hopes that she would have the goddess's traits.[14]

HamelEdit

Clare deserts the Organization for three months, as she searches for Raki. In the town of Hamel, she discovers two children arguing over the Teresa and Clare statue in the village plaza. The boy tells his younger sister that he told her about the statue, but she replies that a stranger told him about the statue.[15]

Claymore Teresa and Clare00:40

Claymore Teresa and Clare


Clare in Hamel

On questioning the children, they confirm Raki's temporary presence in town, but are unable to tell his current whereabouts.[16]

AlfonsEdit

PietaEdit

In the anime, Galatea remotely observes the combat between Priscilla and Clare from the interior of a Pieta church, its stained-glass window depicting the goddesses Teresa and Clare.[17]

Rubel suddenly appears and asks if Clare is still alive, Galatea falsely reports that Clare's Yoma aura is undetectable. As Rubel leaves, thinking Clare is dead, Galatea silently wishes Clare good luck.[18]

Claymore Pieta church00:12

Claymore Pieta church


Galatea inside church

7-year timeskipEdit

After the 7-year timeskip, Clare discovers an underground slave prison in a ruined Alfons village. She finds a drawing of the goddesses on the cell wall. She concludes that Raki was imprisoned here but later escaped.[19]

LautrecEdit

Luciela x Rafaela awakens in the Witch's Maw II. The resulting, sky-high awakened being is a demonic parody of Teresa and Clare.[20]

ReferencesEdit

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. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 56
  2. Claymore 8, Ediciones Glenat España, Scene 41, p. 56
  3. Claymore 8, Glénat Édition Française, Scene 41, p. 56
  4. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 52
  5. Claymore 8, Comix-ART, Scene 41, p. 56
  6. Claymore 8, Culturecom, Scene 41, p. 56
  7. Claymore 8, Every Glory, Scene 41, p. 56
  8. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 57
  9. Claymore 8, Shueisha, Scene 41, p. 56
  10. Claymore 3, Scene 14, p. 158
  11. Claymore 12, Scene 67, p. 106
  12. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 508
  13. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 1, "Yoma War Record I," p. 506
  14. Claymore 3, Scene 14, p. 158; Claymore, Anime Scene 5
  15. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 58; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  16. Claymore 8, Scene 41, pp. 58–59; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  17. Claymore, Anime Scene 26
  18. Claymore, Anime Scene 26
  19. Claymore 12, Scene 66, p. 101
  20. Claymore 17, Scene 93, pp. 108–109

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