Is it bad that out of the 24 volumes of Claymore that have been published in English so far (this is from Volume 7), this is my favorite scene? As a bit of background for those of you who haven’t read this fantastic manga series, it’s about a group of women (called Claymores by normal people) who are half-human, half-yoma (yoma are monsters in human form) who fight yomas. They can regenerate their injuries, and even limbs (if they’re defensive-type warriors) within a short amount of time. Clare lost her right arm, which was her sword arm, and didn’t get a chance to regenerate it. Ilena (the one in the picture) took care of her while she learned to fight with her left arm, and cut off her own right arm so Clare could actually fight again. Clare told Ilena to reattach it before it was too late (they’re both offensive-type warriors, not defensive) and Ilena told her: Ever since I quit fighting, that right arm is a useless appendage. I haven’t needed it for a long time. From now I’ll start regenerating. It will take a few months, but I should beable to grow back a normal arm. As I said, you must live. That’s the only proof that Teresa ever existed. Teresa was the strongest warrior within the organization (as the warriors call it) and took care of Clare when she was younger. She willingly joined the organization (the first person to ever do so) to avenge Teresa’s death.