Clare is the protagonist of the manga / anime Claymore. Though ranked as Claymore #47 (the lowest rank, and viewed as the weakest Claymore by her peers) she is actually extremely powerful.
Clare like the rest of the original Claymore characters, were all created by Norihiro Yagi. It is currently unknown what inspiried him to create her and the others. Clare first appeared in Claymore, Chapter 1 "Silver Eyed Slayer" which first appeared in Shueisha's Monthly Shōnen Jump in May 2001 and the anime in April 3, 2007. Her Japanese Voice actress is Houko Kuwashima and her Enlgish is Stephanie Young who voiced her current age, while Cherami Leigh voiced her younger self.
When she was a child Clare parents were murdered by a Yoma. The Yoma spared Clare but made her part of its disguise and its toy, often torturing and beating her. This resulted in Clare becoming mute. One day the yoma and Clare were watching the Claymore Teresa kill a group of Yoma soon she sensed his yoki and finished him off . 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 Teresa cut of the bandits arm. Eventually the rest of the band of Thieves came out of hiding 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. Clare passed out from the impact of the fall, Teresa decided to leave her but felt sorry for her and decides to take her with her. Teresa then threw in a lake to wake her up and let her bath. Teresa decided to let Clare follow her until she can find a village for her to live in. Teresa then decided to start calling her companion Clare to which was her actual name. Later that night the bandit Teresa injured came back to get revenge for cutting off his arm by trying to rape her. Clare then arrived and was able to hit him in the head with a broken tree branch. The bandit became angry and started to stomp and kick Clare until Teresa stopped him by holding his knife to his neck. The bandit then said she wouldn't kill him but Teresa assured him she would despite the consequences. Hearing this the bandit ran in fear screaming. After he left Clare started crying and finally speaks asking if Teresa was hurt. Clare even says she is always in pain and that she had the same eyes she did. Finally learning why Clare followed her Teresa started to open up towards her. The two became attached and the presence of a caring human in her life helps Teresa regain her lost happiness and humanity. Once they arrive in the next town Teresa buys Clare some new clothes. She then went to kill a Yoma because of her job and tries to give her to a family after asking if anyone could take care of her. But Clare refuses at first by taking off her clothes. Teresa convinces Clare how unsafe it is to be with her and that she will be in constant danger if she would follow her. Clare finally understood and Teresa promised she will visit her. Eventually the Bandits they met earlier come to the village Clare is residing and kills most of the people. After figuring out why the Bandtis were in the area Teresa came back and found Clare Unconscious and being dragged by the bandit she injured. In a furious rage Teresa killed every member of the band of thieves. Because of what Teresa did she was ordered to be excuted. Soon she is awaiting her death by four claymores with Orsay watching her. Teresa then asked what does he inted to do with Clare. Orsay said it was none of her concern. Teresa is then able to injure her executioners and takes Clare telling Orsay she has a reason to live.
Marked For Death
The organization then decides to send Claymores 2-5 to execute Teresa. The group consisted of Irene, Sophia, Noel and the new number 2 Priscilla. After Teresa are wandering she decided to stay in towns inn. Soon she is able to locate a yoma and kill it. She is then appraised by the villagers and asks if she can have a room at the inn. After letting Clare rest Teresa then senses the four Claymores come into town. Soon Clare awakes and watches Teresa fight her executioners. The group sent to kill Teresa is unsuccessful and is left injured by Teresa. Soon Priscilla begins to go berserk and eventual is releasing her yoki and started going after Teresa. Priscilla is still tries to kill Teresa while not noticing she her body is awakening. Teresa then releases her Yoki and is able to match Priscilla. Soon Priscilla begins to go over her limit asks Teresa to kill her because she did not want to become a monster. Doing so Priscilla tricked her and killed Teresa by decapitating her head. Priscilla then fully awakens and Killed the rest of the group only sparring Clare for some unknown reason. Clare began to cry and grabbed Teresa head. After a while she was wondering a town until she got the idea of becoming a Claymore to avenge Teresa. She went looking for a member of the Organization, and eventually met Rubel and asked him to put Teresa's blood in her.
Like all Claymores Clare possess strength, speed, and reflexes far greater than that of any human. She also possess vast regenerative capabilities and resilience, allowing her to survive normally-fatal injuries such as evisceration. When she uses abilites 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 restor Clare.