Clare was originally traveling with a yoma who used her as a disguise to hide from Claymores. She was mute because of torment, and was beat up constantly by her captor. But one day a Claymore named Teresa sensed his yoki and killed him. The next day Clare started to follow Teresa. Teresa didn't take kindly to Clare even resorting to kicking her because she grabbed her cape. Later Clare was still following Teresa even for days without food or sleep. She eventually caught up when Teresa was resting. But Teresa knew she was there and tried to scare her off but still had no affect. Later a couple of thieves came by to rob Teresa and tried to grab Clare but she cut of his arm. Eventually the rest of the band found out what she was and left her alone by order of their boss. Clare still continued to follow Teresa even jumping off a cliff to keep up with her.
Passed out from the impact of the fall Teresa fells sorry for her and takes her with her and feeds her, eventually she gave her a name. Later the thief Teresa injured came back and tried to rape her but Clare came by and tried to protect her but to no avail it only made the thief go after her until Teresa stopped him. Later Clare finally speaks asking if she was hurt, and saying was she followed her. She even tells Teresa says she is always in pain and that she had the same eyes she did. Finally learning why Clare followed Teresa started to open up towards Clare. Eventually Teresa buys Clare new clothes and tries to give her to a family. But refuses to stay until Teresa convinces her how unsafe it is to be with her and that she will visit her. Eventually the Theives they met earlier come to the village Clare is at and kills most of the people.
After figuring out why the thieves were in the area Teresa came back and found Clare Unconscious and being dragged by the thief that tried to rape her. In a furious rage Teresa killed the thiefs and breaking the rule Claymores live by ''to not kill humans only Yoma's''. She is eventually ordered to be executed but escapes with Clare. The orginization sends a team to kill her but to no avail are able to beat her until one of the members sent to kill her named Priscilla goes berserk. Until gaining control of herself asks Teresa to kill her. But she lied and cut off her hands and eventually her head. Then Priscilla awakened and Killed the rest of the group only sparring Clare. Clare upset grabbed Teresa head and went looking for a member of the Orginization asking to put Teresa's blood in her thus turning Clare into a Claymore.
Life as a Claymore
One day Clare is sent on a mission to exterminate a Yoma in a village. She then meets Raki a boy who is not afraid of her and interested in learning about the mysterious Claymore. Eventually she answers his questions. Later that night Raki founds out the Disturbing truth that His brother has been dead, and a Yoma was posing as him. Clare eventually came in and saved Raki from the Yoma and left the village. Later she mets up again with Raki and saves him again from a Yoma posing as a Claymore. He then tells her his village kicked him out because of fear he might be a Yoma to. She then lets him travel with her and learns everything about Claymores. Clare later got a job from her handler Rubel, giving her a Black Card. Clare then traveled to the location Rubel told her and she encountered her old friend Elena. She sent the Black Card to Clare wishing for her friend to finish her off. Raki feeling sorry for her friend learned that Clare might go through that one day.
Darkness In Paradise
Eventually Rubel gave Clare another job she was hired to kill a Voracious Eater(another term for a yoma with large appetites that was hiding in the Holy City Rabona. But learning that Claymores were forbiden to enter the city she had to hide her appearance and sneak into city. She then met the client and learned the yoma was killing and eating priests in the church, she was thinking the yoma was posing as a priest and told him she will kill it later. She then asked the priest if he could take care of Raki for her. Later that night she went to the church to find the yoma but was being blocked by two warriors named Galk, and Cid. Seeing she was a Claymore they thought she was responsible for the killings in the church. So after a scuffle Clare heard someone being attacked in the church. Racing there see encounters the Yoma which has just finished off a knight, started to attack it. It was too strong for her to battle without her sword as she had only two knives. Galk and Cid arrived to save her. But it overpowered them too. Galk was about to be killed but Clare took the blow instead of him. Calling for help soldiers come marching in and Yoma retreats deeper into the Church. The next day Clare was recoperating from her wound Raki met with the priest and two knights. Raki also learned that Clare asked the preist to watch him for her. Later that night Clare was healed up and began an investigation on the priests still alive. After inspecting each one of them she found out that were all human meaning it was somewhere else. Raki was waiting for Clare in the basement, Looking at one of the mummy's he saw a day ago inspects then tunrs around to look else where. A few seconds later the mummy starts to crawl out of it casket and starts to regain his form. Seeing that the yoma was disguised as a mummy it started to attack Raki. Clare then arrives to save Raki but is still weak from her injury tries to attack the yoma. Eventually Galk and Cid come to help her. Raki feeling useless goes to the statue he has been carrying and throws it to Clare which reveals to be her sword. With her sword back Clare is able to finish off the Yoma but by doing so uses to much aura and starts to awaken. Clare then asks Galk to kill her and says sorry to Raki. Raki then hugs Clare and says he can't live without her so I die with you. Clare hearing this regains control of her body mysteriously. The next day Clare and Raki prepare to leave and say goodby to Galk and Cid. Cid then comes up and gives Clare a goodby kiss. Seeing this Raki kicks him and starts to argue again with each other seeing that Clare smiles.
Rubel then comes and tell Clare about her mission and says that yoma was not a Voracious Eater that is just a normal yoma. He then says that she is no way strong enough to kill a real voracious eater. Clare then asks if she can hunt voracious eaters. Rubel agrees and tell her next job. Clare then heads to a village to meet the group she joins. Her fellow claymores names and rank are Helen # 22, Deneve # 15, and the leader of the Group Miria # 6. Helen then makes fun of her for being weak and having someone following her around. Raki tries to protect Clare but she says it's fine and goes to drop Raki off at a inn. Raki asks her why they were treating her horible she then tells him the Claymore ranks, and that she is the lowest one # 47. She tells Raki he can't come with her as it would be dangerous, and promises him she will be back. The team then sets off for the mountains. Later they take rest in a cave from the rain. Still teasing Clare because of her rank. Clare tries to fight back but Miria challenges her to test her strength. Eventually losing to Miria, Clare lays in the rain. The next morning they head off further into the mountains they then encounter a traveller who then tells them about the yoma only to find out he was the yoma. After trying to kill it they find out it was a awakened being. The Awakened one knocked out Clare while the others were trying to kill only to have it heal itself fast. It eventually incapacitated Helen, and Deneve. Miria was the only one active to kill it but it began to be to mcuh for her. Clare finally woke up and started to approach it. The awakened one was surprised how brave she was to come in front of it. When it attacked Clare doged it and was able to hit him. Miria then figured out Clare was reading its yoki and found out were it limbs were going to hit next. After figuring out it tricks Clare and Miria finished off. After the battle they checked on Helen and Deneve to see if they were alive. After talking about their battle Miria told them about the Organizations conspiracy. They all found out they were given this mission because they all were close to awakening. A few miles away a Claymore Galatea and Ermita were observing them from a far, and reading their emotions. Deneve then showed them how fast she could heal without awakening. Ermita then told Galatea to leave after hearing of what Deneve was doing. Deneve recovered her injury on her arm. Miria then told her she was folish for doing that. After Galatea left Clare sensed her movements and Galatea then sensed her. After their conversation Miria showed them the symbols of the top five Claymores and told them they are very loyal to the orginization, and warned them of Claymore #4. After that Clare left to met up with Raki.
Clare was then given another mission to kill another Awakened one. She and Raki strated off for the location. She was to be teamed up with a Claymore. When she arrived she met her fellow teamate and was attacked by her. After seeing her ally attack her she tought of Miria's words about Claymore No. 3. She was looking for her symbol to prove her wrong only to find out it was true. The Claymore saw what she was looking at and asked where did she here about her from. The Claymore then revealed her name to be Ophelia. Raki then tried to help only to be a plaything for Ophelia. She then sliced off Clare's legs and went to torture Raki. Ophelia then decided to play a game with Raki after striked her shen then began to put more force in her slashes. After a few minutes of torture a little girl apperaed of of nowhere. Raki then warned her about Ophelia only to see that see is a awakened one. Clare then rushed to reatach her legs and help raki but the awakened one layed waist to the buildings. Clare was succesful in getting Raki out of the way only to have Ophelia trick her into helping her and throwing Raki to the awakened one. Clare was beaing held down by Ophelia to prevent her from saving Raki after finally braking free Clare rescued Raki and hurried out of the village to keep Ophelia from Raki. Ophelia was then left to deal with the Awakened one and finsihed it off. After escaping and getting far from Ophelia she told Raki to leave. Raki was hesitant to leave Clare alone but she kissed him and told him "I promise you... I won't die. I'll live...and I'll find you". Raki then left and Clare headed in another direction to lure Ophelia the other direction. Ophelia then caught and began to fight with Clare again. Clare proved to be no match for Ophelia so she began to ry and read her aura only to see she is too fast. Clare then tried to give her a sneak attack but got her arm cut off in the process. Rushing to get away Clare was hurrying to reatach her arm only to have Ophelia catch up again. Ophelia then told her that due to her rank she is to weak to reatach her arm or grow antoher. So then she sliced Clares arm into pieces to prevent her from healing it. Clare then tried to defend her self only this time to get her hand cut off. Ophelia was about to finish her off until a old Claymore named Irene came and saved Clare.
After passing out from her ordeal Clare awoke in a bed and was bandaged up and her hand was reattached. Irene then came in to bring her food. Clare asked how long she was a sleep Irene then told her to rest and get energy. Clare refused and said she had to go. Irene then came behind and shoved her head into the bed and told her "If you value your life so little then I will be happy to kill you right here". She told her Ophelia is still alive and is looking for her. After their conversation Irene told her to think about her situation. Irene went outside and used her sword to see if she could preform her Quick Sword. Clare then came outside and Irene was suprise to know that Clare was the child traveling with Teresa many years ago. Clare then asked if she encoutered Priscilla. Irene asked is she thinking of going after her and showed her what Priscilla did to her. Clare was shocked to see Irene was missing her left arm. Irene then told her she went into hiding and was not using her yoki so she would not be found by the orginization. Irene then gives back her sword and tells her she will teach her the Quick Sword. Clare proved to be succesful in learning the Quick Sword but was going to need more time and training. After her training Clare went to bath and was given a new uniform. Irene then told her it was her's. Clare then asked if Teresa's death was her fault. Irene tells her It's true in one sense due to her traveling with her strength declined. She contuined to tell she could have finished off Priscilla then and there but she hesitated and due to her heart losing her toughness. Irene then told her in all her time she always showed her cryptic smile but with Clare she was more peaceful. Hearing this Clare broke down in tears. Irene then told Clare "to live you staying alive is the only proof that Teresa existed". The next day Clare was still long away from learning the Qucik sword so Irene cut of her shoulder and then cut of her left arm and gave it to Clare. Clare was shocked and Irene told her it's a parting gift. She then told her she will start regenrating a new arm only to lie to her. So Clare attached her new arm, and told her she will return it to her. After Clare left Irene a Claymore named Rafaela came to kill her due to Irene leaving the orginization. While Clare was walking she sensed a huge amount of Yoki and encountered Ophelia again only this time she awakened. Clare found out she did not know she awakened and began to attack Clare. Ophelia thru Clare into a lake and was holding her down in the lake. Then she realised she awakened and blame it on Clare. Clare was able to cut off Ophelia arms until her new arm started to reject her. Ophelia then realised what was going on and sent her reaming human parts to the end of her tail and challenged Clare to finish her off before she heals or Clare awakens. Hearing this Clare used the Quick Sword and made her way through Ophelia's body only to start slowing down Ophelia then called to her and she came back into her senses. Clare finally reached Ophelia's remaing body and she was hesitant to finish her off, but Ophelia told her it was alright. FInally freeing Ophelia from her anguish Clare then started on her quest to look for Raki.
The WItches Maw
Clare went to the town of Hanel after killing Ophelia, disguised as a man. There she came across Rakel, a severely wounded Claymore. Rakel told Clare of how her team leader Jean and two other Claymore have been captured and tortured, begging Clare to go and save them. Clare promises to do so just as Rakel dies. She headed to the cave and easily fought off a large collection of Yoma. After killing them all, she entered the Witch's Maw and was attacked by Dauf, an Awakened Being. She fought with Dauf, while trying to get past him to save Jean. However, she could not beat Dauf. It is then that Galatea appeared. Originally sent to retrieve Clare, Galatea agreed to help after being trapped in the cave. Galatea held off Dauf while Clare went to save Jean. When she reaches the chamber, one of Jean's companions was dead, while Jean had almost awakened. She was shocked to discover that Jean still kept her mind after her body transformed. Attempting to imitate Galatea's Yoki Manipulation, she managed to pull Jean back to her human form, though saying that she was not very good at it and probably could not do it again. Jean pledged her life to Clare before the two returned to help Galatea. Together, the three Claymore managed to defeat Dauf but could not kill him when Riful, the Abyssal one of the West, interfered. Riful rewarded Clare's efforts by telling her where Priscilla is, before leaving with Dauf. Galatea allowed Clare to continue her journey, while Clare and Jean left to continue the search for Raki. Clare objected to Jean stubbornly following her, saying that the debt was already repaid since Jean's example of extreme willpower made her Quicksword even better. She had to abandon her search for Raki when Rafaela and Rubel managed to catch them. She learned that Raki had been captured by a slave-trader and reluctantly accepts her orders to go to the North.
The Northern Campaign
Clare was one of the 24 Claymore chosen to fight in the Northern Campaign. She was put into Flora's team by Miria, along with Lily (#18 , Wendy (#30 and Karla (#39 . During the first battle, Clare helped Flora kill an Awakened Being, changing Flora's perception of her power. After the first battle, Flora challenged Clare to a fight in order to determine whose attack was quicker ; Flora's Windcutter attack or Clare's Quick Sword. In the end, it was determined Clare's attack is quicker, though less accurate. Flora passed the title of "Fastest Sword amongst the Claymores" onto Clare. During the second battle, Rigardo managed to critically wound Jean, causing Clare to forget her orders to protect Flora. Due to this, Flora was cut in half by Rigardo. Enraged over the death of her friends, Clare managed to awaken parts of her body without losing her human mind. After managing to control these parts of her body, she manages to kill Rigardo, however, she ran into trouble reverting back to normal. She asked Helen to kill her at first, before the critically wounded Jean sacrificed herself to save Clare, fulfilling her vow to serve Clare for the rest of her life. This successfully allowed Clare to change back, though she was distraught at Jean's death. She is one of the seven survivors along with Miria, Helen, Deneve, Cynthia, Tabitha and Yuma. She deserted the Organization afterwards
Seven Year Time-Skip
Clare remained in the North to fight the Awakened Beings with the other six survivors. She learned to repress her aura completely during the seven years she was there. She also learned the Windcutter move since using her Quicksword used too much Yoki to be used without being tracked down. After saving Clarice, Nina and their team from Awakened Beings, she travels to a town with Yuma and finds a slave trade prison. She finds clues of Raki being there and having escaped which gives her new hope that he is alive. She requests that she travels south and fights Miria to settle it. In the end, all of the survivors travel south. After travelling away from the North, she, Miria, Helen and Deneve rescue the four soldiers that had ran into Riful of the West. Clare remains behind after the other three escaped. By saying that she'd 'consider' joining Riful, Clare questions her about the status of the Abyssal Ones. After finding out all the information she needs, she makes her escape. After learning that Galatea and Rafaela are no longer a part of the Organization, she accompanied the other six South. While passing Rabona, they sensed the aure of an awakened being. Once they entered the city they ran into Galatea and helped her by defeating Agatha. Clare was the first one to reveal herself and used Windcutter and Quicksword effectively to defeat Agatha. Afterwards, she learns from Sid that Raki passed through the city with a girl. She, Yuma and Cynthia leave Rabona together to find Raki. After leaving Rabona, she and the other two decide to investigate a town where three Claymores and apparently two members of the organization had gathered. They were sent to kill an awakened being but it proved too strong for them. Clare and the others knocked them out so they wouldn't reveal them to the rest of the orginization. Clare effectively defeated the Awakened One that was hiding there but, in revealing herself, she ran into Rubel.
Powers and Abilities
Like all Claymores Clare possess strength, speed, and reflexes far greater than that of any human:Clare has been able to slash the water 40 times while seemingly not moving,she has been able to fight faster then the humans eye could and even Claymores. She has been able to rip the cell door off a holding cell and has been able to toss her very heavy Blade meters in the air,also she has left huge craters behind the impact of her blade. She also possess vast regenerative capabilities and resilience, allowing her to survive normally-fatal injuries such as evisceration and limb loss. When she uses abilities her eyes usually turns from silver to gold. Clare also has the ability to sense yoki due to having Teresa's flesh put in her. Due to her weak rank see was not strong until she lost her arm when battling Ophelia, and gained Irene's arm. But she learned how to us Irene's Quicksword ability. She eventually learned how to awaken different parts of her body when she was battling Rigardo. But she lost control and started to awaken. Jean then helped her regain her senses and form by sacrificing her life to restore Clare.
- Clare was the only Claymore in history to have fought uising partially awakened limbs. In this form, she gains incredible speed and enhanced striking ability, amplifying her strike capability. This partially awakened form was enough to hold its own against Priscilla, a being that exceeds even the Awakened beings. She was on the verge of complete awakening when one of her comrades sacrificed herself to pull back Clare. Since then, she has been seen unable to even partially awaken. Jean had created a mental block in Clare to prevent the process.
- Clare is regarded as weak by Claymore standards, but is actually specifically trained to fight yoma and awakened beings. She has displayed this ability by being able to read the yoma presense of average awakened beings and reacting to avoid critical strikes while her fellow warriors in the double and single digits were unable to react and do the same.
- Quicksword: This technique has easily become one of Clares signature attack styles. The form was invented and used Quicksword Irene, and works by rapidly awakening and releasing all Yoki in the sword arm and rapidly vibrating to give rise to the sword technique. The awakening is not permanent. Clare however was finding it difficult to utilize the technique due to the berserking nature of her Youki. As a parting gift, Irene cuts off one of her arm for clare to use, as Clare had previously lost one in combat.
- Windcutter: A technique similar to quicksword but slower. Clare quickly subtitutes to using this technique as it required less use of Youki as more use of Youki pushes a warrior to awakening.
- The seven year time skip sees Clare and the others gaining an ability to completely supress Youki while having the ability to sense them. Their ability gets enhanced enough for them to sense Youki from miles away. This is also what helped the "Seven Ghosts" as they were known, to stay hidden for so long.
- Claymore: This standard weapon for the warriors has never been damaged, rusted or broken due to age or in a conflict with the Awakened beings. It is believed this unbreakable and indestructible alloy comes from the mainland where a war wages between Dragons and humans. Not even beings the level of Priscilla has been seen capable of breaking one of these swords known as Claymore.