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  1. [Favorites] Re: The Fairest of Them All: A Claymore Character Tournament

    Hmm some choices were far more difficult than others. Cass and Octavia facing each other in the first round was irksome. Even if I could cast away my non-beauty related bias in that one short hair...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 146 Discussion / 147 Predictions

    The ghosts' final operation...

    Go forth Clare and protect your precious, beloved comrades. I always had this in mind as Priscilla's battle theme for this confrontation.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 145 Discussion / 146 Predictions

    There's no reason for Priscilla to lie. During her earlier duel Clare confirmed she was moving at human speed, the drop in speed was so dramatic that for a second Clare thought she wasn't moving at...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 144 Spoilers

    Renee insulted him in the same way and Raki completely agreed but retorted that he knew of no other way to live. He even threw in some black humor that Priscilla would probably feed on his...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 144 Spoilers

    Remember what Raki told Renee? As you can see he kept his word.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 143 Discussion / 144 Predictions

    Haha, based Dae, he just doesn't care. Keep calm and exposit.

    Isn't Raki's name a possible transliteration of lucky or something? Maybe Rubel running into him means he can finally turn his bad...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 142 Discussion / 143 Predictions

    Hmm. The moment we shifted back to Priscilla’s front was the last chance to learn more about Rauf and that ship has now sailed. I was already annoyed over how little dialogue Rauf received compared...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 140 Discussion / 141 Predictions

    What a surprise, last time I remember seeing an English scan before the Chinese one was 116.



    That ending was not alright. This is not OK. I…no…

    http://i.imgur.com/CWrnWIp.png
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 139 Discussion/ 140 Predictions

    No! All these name drops but no sight of funky-haired claymore from Nina’s posse or claymore who did the narration. If they are around #17 and a bunch of 20s ranks are still open. I’m not sure if any...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 138 Discussions /139 Predictions

    Thanks to all those that worked on translations.



    I found this line from the previous chapter rather poetic and a perfect description of the situation. Indeed, in front of a #1 all arrogance...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 137 Spoiler Thread

    It must have sucked to be in a hunting party with Europa. If you were in a pinch you could just forget about relying on her. AB hunts are way too much work after all. Orsay eventually gave up on...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 136 Discussions /137 Predictions

    You, I like you. Though it was already too late to stop this tragic fate I greatly appreciate the effort. You, Tabitha, Yuma, Cynthia, Clare, keep up the good work. Especially you Clare, you're only...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 135 Spoiler Thread

    Mmm, I can think of quite a few recent, non-exposition lines that I liked though others might not agree. Yes, I love my cheese, don't judge me bro. I liked Deneve's speech to Miria. I liked Raki's...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 135 Spoiler Thread

    Ah, it's the classic tale of villagers trying to find the werewolf. Nice, clean swing there Priscilla. I'm sure she'll make a fine swordsmen someday. We should be getting the next part of her story...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 134 Discussion / 135 Predictions

    Octavia sure is courteous. It’s like sorry for making fun of you guys. Maybe afterwards we can hang out in Rabona and have some tea, maybe bake something, maybe not. How about a tennis match? It...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 134 Spoiler Thread

    I think it's an unwritten rule that all #1s are offensive types. I'm not even convinced by some speculation that Roxanne was defensive but we'll never know for certain without another databook.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 134 Spoiler Thread

    My question is whether anyone would want extensive backstory and characterization for all the vets? Because that would take a long time to go though. So I'm fine with just the most important...
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    [Chapter] Re: Claymore 133 Spoiler Thread

    For the record referring to a character with the r-word in a derogatory manner is not very conducive to a civil discussion. That is not directed towards anyone in particular.



    It's perfectly...
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    [Chapter] Re: Claymore 133 Spoiler Thread

    My moment of satisfaction was Cass casually leaning slightly to the left to dodge with a bored expression. Alas, in this situation I must throw my support behind Team Rubel which consists of Rubel,...
  20. Poll: [Review] Re: Negadarkwings Claymore 132 Review- With Poll this time.

    I just have to say that Clare was pretty moe this chapter. She gives Clarice a run for her money.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 132 Spoiler Thread

    The objective in that context was pretty straightforward: Reach Rabona with time to spare to rescue Clare and make preparations. It was never hyped up to be some grand conflict with uncertainty of...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 132 Spoiler Thread

    The main continent could be "explored" via a truckload of exposition from Rubel.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 132 Spoiler Thread

    I think the important parallel to draw here is that Chronos pretty much told them the same thing Ilena told Clare. "If you want to throw away your life so badly I can save you the trouble." He...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 132 Spoiler Thread

    I'm just going to call her Sistina until we get the names and former ranks of the other 7. Maybe its not important but I like having the basic info on minor characters. Maybe the tough looking one...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 132 Spoiler Thread

    Pretty sure its the editor that leaves those notes, like the infamous "The End."
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 132 Spoiler Thread

    We finally have the AB/Claymore alliance that people have dreamed of, with the AB portion being made up of 9 former single digits. Of course each side would be completely justified in not completely...
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    [Discussion] Re: Claymore 131 Spoiler Thread

    The way I see it is that if Clare had this technique back when she faced Ophelia she might have been able to dodge rippling sword. It seems to complement PYS very nicely.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 131 Spoiler Thread

    It looks like they were thrown away like used rags after getting sucked dry. Owch. It does make me feel bad for the AB. It wasn't even her fault she ended up there. And having to face the dream team...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 131 Spoiler Thread

    A ton of planning isn't necessarily a good thing in creative writing. It can lead to characters becoming enslaved tools dictated by the plot instead of allowing them to act and develop on their own....
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 131 Spoiler Thread

    I remember Riful telling the male ABs that they didn't understand what what kind of man Isley really was. Chronos probably did know which is why he knew it wouldn't be a good idea to become his...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 130 Discussions/ 131 Predictions

    That's exactly what the org didn't want. Priscilla even called Alicia and Beth failures because the org did not succeed in completely stamping out their humanity. It wasn't enough to have...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 128 Discussion/ 129 Predictions

    Way to be rude Helen. It’s like an AB can’t even cross the street without being questioned. And then she has the nerve to start bullying Clarice (who is moe as usual).
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    Sticky: [Art] Re: Claymore Volume Covers & Color Pages

    Yup, it's the first time we get to see her with a kind and gentle smile. For that other pic I'm amused by AB flesh being used like a pillow. A convenient form for taking a power nap.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 127 Spoiler thread

    I think it's important to speculate on positions aboard the SS Hilda.

    Miria- Captain
    Deneve - Quarter Master
    Raki - Sailing Master
    Cynthia - Surgeon
    Tabitha - Swab/Cabin boy
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 127 Spoiler thread

    Helen and Deneve could have told Miria this off-panel while they were explaining everything else.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 127 Spoiler thread

    Knowing Dae he had probably planned for this to happen from the very beginning.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 126 Discussion / 127 Predictions

    I doubt Dae, who never cared for the organization's cause to begin with, would care about Rubel's agenda. At most he'd be angered over Rubel's manipulations hindering his research. For the next arc...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 126 Spoiler Thread

    If there ever is a spinoff manga involving the mainland (I still doubt it will happen) I imagine it would involve a completely new cast of characters unrelated to Rabonna.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 125 Discussion / 126 Predictions

    Unfortunately, editors are not so generous. I have heard of an instance where an author of a monthly manga got his request for 3 more pages accepted but when he requested even more he was flat out...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 125 Discussion / 126 Predictions

    Before we find out if Miria has the resolve to carry her mission through a bit of interrogation is in order first. She may have gotten the cliffs-notes version from Rubel but surely she and others...
  41. Poll: [Discussion] Re: The AO Ranking and Discussion Thread (Spoiler Warning)

    The thing is though that just like with Luciela and Rafaela they were of equal strength so the ranking was little more than a formality. We also know from the new twins that Beth's pure awakened form...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 125 Spoiler Thread

    I think a take away here is that some of these legendary claymores get portrayed as monsters but that’s when you only know half the story. Like Cass’ initial description from Dae. Typically they have...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 125 Spoiler Thread

    It'd be amusing if Raki asks about Clare only for Helen to accidently blurt out everything. This is followed by a dirty look from Deneve. Granted, at this point there's no more point in hiding what...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 125 Spoiler Thread

    How is that a part of power creep? A little girl (Priscilla) killed a yoma with an ax with the element of surprise. I'm sure bandit leader McJerkface could hold his own with his falcon sword. Surely...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 125 Spoiler Thread

    People may not like Hysteria's character but I can't wait to read the translation of her speech. I'm glad my girl Cass was finally able to take her revenge, brining closure to her tale. And with that...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 124 Discussion / 125 Predictions

    The pacing doesn't bother me at all. Just as an example for one manga I follow I had to wait 3 months for an 18-page chapter that ended with a cliffhanger. The next chapter won't be out until May.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 124 Discussion / 125 Predictions

    Wait, why shouldn't Hysteria be able to dodge most of a volley of attacks that aren't even aimed at her? Her size which has played out to be an unfair weakness should be an advantage in this case....
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 124 Discussion / 125 Predictions

    The amount of pressure placed on the characters is so great that silliness ensues. The result is tension being lowered instead of being raised. I'd rather Hysteria face an AO so she could perform as...
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