|Claymore Manga Chapter 16|
|Japanese title||微笑のテレサ V|
|Romanized title||Bishō no Teresa V|
|English title||Teresa of the Faint Smile, Part 5|
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The 16th chapter of Claymore by Norihiro Yagi, first published in the May 2001 issue of Shonen Jump.
In Rokut, Teresa slays the Yoma there and asks if anyone in the village would be willing to take in Clare. The village chief agrees to this and, even though Clare protests and cries at the prospect of separation, Teresa leaves her in the village, thinking that she will lead a happy, safe life there. She is soon proven wrong, however, when the bandits that attacked them in the forest ride past her towards the village. In a panic, she hurries back, but the bandits have already struck. Anyone who tries to attack the bandit chief is cut down with his 'falcon sword'. Teresa finds the bandits in time to see the one-handed bandit capture an unconscious Clare. The bandit goads and taunts Teresa until she snaps. She kills him and, in a fury, says that she will kill all of them.