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Miria
Also Known As: Phantom Miria
Claymore Stats
Gender: Female
Symbol: Miriarank
Rank: 6 (Former)
8 (Former)
17 (Former)
Type: Offensive
Special Technique(s): Phantom Mirage
New Phantom Mirage
Awakened Phantom Mirage
Fate/Status: Alive
Background/Alliance Information
Affiliation: Seven Ghosts
The Organization (Former)
Family:

Unknown

Hometown: Unknown
Appearances
First Appearance(Manga): Chapter 25
First Appearance(Anime) Episode 9
Voice Actors
Japanese: Kikuko Inoue
English Monica Rial

Miria was Claymore No. 6 of the 127th generation in the Organization, and currently the deuteragonist of the series. Her ability to move at frightening speeds, leaving after-images of herself in order to evade and confuse her opponents, earned her the title "Phantom Miria" (幻影のミリア, Gen'ei no Miria) and the reputation of being one of the fastest warriors of her generation.[1]

EtymologyEdit

"Miria" is a transliteration of the Japanese "Miria" (ミリア, pronounced the same in English).

"Miria" was possibly derived from "Miriam," a feminine proper name, biblical sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. xv.20), from the Hebrew מרים, of unknown origin, said to literally mean "rebellion," suggestive of Miria's attitude towards the Organization.

AppearanceEdit

Miria has silver eyes and long, pale brown hair styled in a razor-shag cut. After the Northern Campaign, she sometimes ties it back in a ponytail. She sustains a cross-shaped scar on her face after the warriors of the Organization "cut" her.[2]. This scar seems to have disappeared after she surpassed her limit while fighting Hysteria[3] but it reappeared after she supressed her Yoki to normal, possibly a drawing mistake by Nohiro Yagi[4].

  • Height: 175 cm (approx. 5 ft 9 inches)

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PersonalityEdit

With her talents in planning strategies and her tolerance for others, Miria is an outstanding leader. This is contrary to the Organization's aims and Miria takes personally the deaths of those under her command, as she cares for the lives of Claymores knowing that they are victims of the Organization. She will go to great lengths in order to protect them, including disobeying the Organization's rules and orders.

She is not one to take sides in arguments within her own unit. Despite Helen's constant complaints against Clare in their Awakened Being hunt together, Miria insists that "every team member is crucial" if the entire group is to succeed and survive.[5] She is also yet to be seen making belittling or condescending remarks towards other Claymores, even those with very low ranks. In turn, most lower-ranking Claymores regard Miria with the utmost admiration and respect.

Adding to her strength as a leader is her intelligence. She is capable of both elaborate, careful planning (i.e. Northern Campaign) and improvised solutions on a whim (i.e. against Hysteria).

For a Claymore possessing considerable power, Miria actually has a rather cautious demeanour. Instead of acting on a whim or making hasty conclusions, she often makes careful deductions before coming to a final decision. This is seen when she states to Clare and Helen that her views on the Organization are only theories until she can prove them to be true.[6] Miria had shown strong dedication into investigating the Organization's secrets and revealing them to others, and much information was collected during the seven-year timeskip. She revealed her secrets after the battle with Agatha in Rabona. She knows the information she gathered is reliable, and Miria is dead set as well with the other six of the Seven Ghosts on her goal to send the Organization to its demise.[7]

Though her early life and family are not known, Miria's closest connection was with her best friend Hilda. After Miria unwittingly killed an Awakened Hilda, she began to regard the Organization with dislike and suspicion.[8]

AbilitiesEdit

Phantom MirageEdit

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Miria's "New Mirage"

Miria's trademark technique, the Phantom Mirage, entails split-second bursts of Yoki that enhance her speed to the point where she leaves after-images of herself, creating ghost-like illusions to confuse opponents. It can be used to quickly avoid or launch attacks. However, due to the fact that it requires large amounts of Yoki, this technique is hindered by limited safe usage due to the exhausting mental and physical toll it takes on the user.[1] During the seven-year timeskip, Miria develops a "New Mirage" that relies on base speed, not Yoki release. Her New Mirage, though slightly slower than the original, is capable of more subtle, controlled movements and, most importantly, has an unlimited number of uses.[9]
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Miria's latest variation of the Phantom Mirage

In order to fight Hysteria's Elegance, which has superior precision to Miria's technique, Miria implements a new variant of the Phantom Mirage. Instead of bringing her Yoki to her limits in a quick burst like the original Phantom, she completely exceeds her limits in a momentary Awakening. This technique surpasses Elegance in terms of raw speed, but puts the user at risk of a full Awakening, and only allows for movement in straight lines. As such, no measure can be taken to evade an incoming blow or counterattack. Like Elegance, Miria appears to pass through her target's body when she uses this variation of the Phantom Mirage.[3]

Yoki SuppressionEdit

During the timeskip, Miria has learned to suppress her Yoki aura, concealing her presence from the Organization.[10]

LeadershipEdit

Miria is rated A+ by the Organization for leadership. According to the Claymore Databooks, Miria rates higher in leadership than any No. 1, evidenced by her effective leadership during the Northern Campaign and leading the current Claymores' rebellion against the Organization.
Miria del Miraggio Organization Rating

Organization RatingEdit

From Claymore Databook 2.

  • Yoki: B+
  • Agility: A+
  • Muscular Strength: C
  • Spirit: B
  • Perception: C
  • Leadership: A+

BiographyEdit

Employment as a Claymore Edit

Miria started out as Claymore No.17. During that time she fought alongside Hilda, then Claymore No. 6, at her first Awakened Being Hunting Party. The two promised to work together again. Hilda's encouragement led Miria to develop the Phantom Mirage. Miria later tells Ophelia that Hilda and herself had become close due to entering the organization at the same time under similar circumstances.

During her second hunt, Ermita and Ophelia watched Miria in action, the former saying Miria's effectiveness in a team exceed that of No. 1. Miria was promoted No. 8 and earned the nickname "Phantom Miria."[8].

OpheliaEdit

Miria joined a third Awakened Being hunt, but to her disappointment, Ophelia led it instead of Hilda. Ophelia told Miria she met a Claymore who gave her a black card, but she tore it up, much to Miria's surprise.

Just then, their target appeared—a large Awakened Being who appeared to be wrapped in bandages. Ophelia alone was strong enough to take down the target, but she allowed Miria to cut off its head. As the Awakened Being died, Miria recognized it as Hilda. She grieved, asking Hilda why she did not identify herself. After an insensitive comment by Ophelia, Miria began to Awaken, but manages to force her way back, not wanting to give Ophelia any satisfaction.[8]

Ophelia reported Miria's near-Awakening to Rubel, but the latter did not inform the Organization. Instead, he decided to punish her, eventually sending Miria on the Paburo Hunting Party. In between these events, Miria got promoted to No. 6, the same rank as Hilda.

ToriroEdit

Miria first appears leading Queenie and an unnamed Claymore to the village of Toriro. They were to join Clare and, as a team, search for a "Voracious Eater." However, Clare had already gone ahead and engaged the target despite the danger, but it turned out to be a group of normal Yoma instead of a Voracious Eater. She chastises Clare for disobeying orders, saying her actions allowed one Yoma to escape and could have potentially harmed an innocent.[11]

This bad first impression stays with Miria even after she and Clare become friends. Seven years after the Northern Campaign, Miria still assigns others to "babysit" Clare.

Paburo Hunting PartyEdit

At an unnamed town, Miria once again crosses paths with Clare. The two are part of the Paburo Hunting Party with Miria as the leader. This is also where Clare meets Helen and Deneve. Miria is surprised at Clare's rank of No. 47. However, despite Helen's protests, Miria takes Clare with them, believing the Organization had some justified purpose in sending her along. Later that night in the Paburo Mountains, Miria engages Clare in a sparring match to determine her power and trounces her, finding her weak, but then gets an odd feeling when facing her that, in spite of her performance, she is much stronger.[5]

The next morning, a stranger meets the party, claiming to come from Lido. However, Miria senses something off and realizes that the man is their target, the Awakened Being. Miria senses how powerful he is and immediately suspects that the Organization intentionally gave them wrong information. The fight unfolds with Deneve, Helen and Clare going down easily,[12] and despite Miria's Phantom Mirage technique, she is pushed to the edge of her stamina.[1] Miria is then pinned down and tortured, the Awakened Being's tongue dealing great damage to her stomach region. Clare manages to recover and cuts off five of the Awakened Being's limbs. Miria then rises back to her feet, her strength renewed enough to continue fighting, and joins Clare in finishing off the creature.[13]

Afterwards, the party compares notes. Miria hypothesizes that the Organization is trying to kill them off because they are half-Awakened warriors who had caused trouble for the Organization in one way or another. Before separating, she advises everyone to conform and not raise suspicions while she herself gathers more evidence. She draws the symbols of the top five Claymores, warning everyone to stay away from them. The four then form a bond, taking a sword oath of honor.[6]

The Northern CampaignEdit

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Miria at the Northern Campaign

Miria appears next as the commander of the Northern Campaign, having the highest rank among those present. The Claymores meet in the northern town of Pieta, the first town leading into the territory of Alphonse.[14]

She organizes the 24 Claymores present into small teams, similar to Awakened Being Hunting Parties. She mixes the stronger and weaker alike on each team, so that all will be balanced and gain experience against Awakened Beings. The warriors included in Miria's team are: Queenie (No. 20), Tabitha (No. 31), and Yuma (No. 40).

Later, in a secret reunion, Miria meets up with the other three members of the Parubo Hunting Party, plus Jean. When Clare asks for their chances in succeeding in their mission, Miria says that "the chances of success are zero," primarily due to the fact that their mission also includes defeating Isley, the Abyssal One of the North.[15]

First BattleEdit

The task force defeats three Awakened Being scouts that appear without any casualties, though Yuma loses an arm. Afterwards, Undine tries underminding Miria's authority, feeling her team selection was reckless in placing weaker Claymores on equal footing with more experienced warriors rather than just putting them in support roles. Flora, however, supports Miria's decision, explaining that Miria's aim was for every single warrior to have actual combat experience against an Awakened Being, thus raising both the individual and all-around strength of the teams.[16]

In a flashback, it is revealed that the entire task force was summoned by Miria, who announced a plan for survival. Before the second battle, everyone was to take half a Yoki suppressant pill. Should any Claymore lose consciousness, the enemy would think her dead, since her Yoki aura would be immediately suppressed by the medicine's effects. Miria apologized for this improvised plan, but everyone approved, especially Undine, who came out strongly in favor.[10]

Second BattleEdit

In the second battle, 27 Awakened Beings, led by Rigardo, invade Pieta. The teams hold their own against the Awakaned Beings, with three Awakened Beings falling versus five Claymores being killed—nothing short of miraculous given the power gap. Rigardo finds this unacceptable, and personally joins the fray. He morphs into his Awakened Form and proceeds to destroy Miria's strategy. He effortlessly decapitates the task force leadership, not bothering with the low-ranking Claymores, knowing the task force will collapse without the team captains.

He kills Veronica, Undine, and Flora and fatally wounds Jean,[17]
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Miria vs Riccardo

and he then wounds and prepares to kill Miria after a short confrontation. However, Clare goes berserk upon witnessing Jean's apparent death and Flora's grisly demise. Clare completely Awakens her legs and manages to sever Rigardo's right arm as he tries to kill Miria.[18] Clare eventually kills Rigardo by completely Awakening all four limbs,[19] but she is ultimately reverted at the cost of Jean's life. By the time Miria recovers enough to regroup, it is too late, and the Battle of Pieta is lost.[20] The Organization officially believes all are killed in action and that Pieta is now a town with no traces of life.[21]

Seven Year Time-SkipEdit

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Miria after seven Years hiding the in the mountains of Alphonse.

Miria leads the survivors, dubbed the Seven Ghosts: herself, Cynthia, Deneve, Helen, Tabitha, Yuma and Clare. She has taught and trained them for seven years and has developed a "New Mirage" that can be used without releasing Yoki. She is swayed to return south by Clare, who discovers signs of Raki's survival.[9]

Audrey's Hunting PartyEdit

All seven survivors return south. While in the Toulouse area, they sense an Awakened Being Hunting Party, led by Audrey, being harvested by Riful. Miria, Deneve, Helen and Clare successfully both rescue the party and flee from Riful.[22] Miria then questions Audrey some time later, discovering that neither Rafaela nor Galatea are still with the Organization. She also discovers that Alicia has finally been "completed."[23]

AgathaEdit

When they arrive in Rabona, they find Agatha threatening the city. Miria rescues Galatea and destroys one of Agatha's legs.

After Agatha's death, Miria advises Clarice and Miata to desert the Organization. Miria then openly states her intention to destroy the Organization, revealing the secret history behind Yoma and Awakened Beings. Later, she makes arrangements with Father Vincent to keep Clarice, Miata and Galatea in Rabona. After a talk with the other six about clearing up any regrets, she arranges for Clare to search for Raki with Cynthia and Yuma. Helen and Deneve travel further south to visit Helen's home town in Mucha. Meanwhile, Miria chooses to remain in Rabona with Tabitha.

Dietrich's VisitEdit

Miria later intercepts a shadowy figure who appears outside Rabona—Dietrich, who informs her of Isley's defeat at the hands of the Abyss Feeders and that Helen and Deneve are heading West to find Clare's group. Miria realizes that with Alicia, Beth and the Abyss Feeders heading west to attack Riful, she has an opening to destroy the Organization. However, she decides to go alone - this decision was probably made at the very beginning of her plans to destroy the Organization.

Without warning, Miria attacks Tabitha, immobilizing her, and ignores Galatea's warnings of death. Miria then dons her Claymore uniform and leaves for Staff. When Tabitha regains consciousness, Galatea explains Miria's reasons. Out of the seven, only Miria is willing to kill humans in her quest to topple the Organization.

StaffEdit

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Miria incapacitating the current warriors

Miria reachs the Organization and quickly dispatches the opposition. The majority of the Claymores (save for those stationed in the North, missing, or defected) gather to stop her, including the current No. 3, Audrey, and No. 5, Rachel. She appears unstoppable, until the Organization's men confront Miria with the new Soul Link twins, who can alternate between the Awakened and control state—an advancement over Alicia and Beth.[24]

As Miria fights, she realizes she can never kill a fellow warrior. Claymore No. 10, Raftela, is brought out to confuse Miria's mind, bringing out Miria's deepest desires and making her hallucinate to see one of the twins as Hilda. As Miria falls deeper into the illusion, the Claymores attack en masse.[25]The warriors hack at her, scarring her face and taking off an arm, until one of the Organization's men orders them to stop, assuming she is already dead. What the Organization's men do not realize is that Miria is only severely wounded and not deceased. The warriors do not inform the Organization of this, their minds uncertain because of Miria's unwillingness to kill.

Given a chance to recover, and with the aid of her fellow warriors impressed by her resolve, Miria, now sporting a cross-shaped scar across her face, returns to the Organization's headquarters and calls on the current generation of Claymores to revolt against the Organization. After rallying her fellow warriors, Miria leads them to an assault on the Organization's main compound itself.[26]

Unfortunately, their progress is immediately barred by a group of Abyss Feeders that are sent to hold them back for as long as possible. Miria orders the weak warriors to stand back to protect themselves and let the stronger ones take up the fight. As the battle progresses, the Abyss Feeders begin targeting the lower-ranked warriors, but they are killed by one of the twin trainees just in time. Just as victory seems to have arrived, the rebellious Claymores are defeated by the three revived No. 1's, consisting of Cassandra the Dust Eater, Roxanne of Love and Hate, and Hysteria the Elegant.

Phantom Miria vs Hysteria the ElegantEdit

Miria engages in a fight with Hysteria the Elegant, one of the strongest Claymores in the history of the Organization. Hysteria was infamous for killing many fellow warriors on Rockwell Hill when they were sent there to purge her as she reached her limit.

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Hysteria's Elegance

In the midst of battle, Miria is wounded several times by Hysteria, the latter using a technique that makes her appear as if she were passing through Miria's body. Miria knows at once that this is the technique that had earned Hysteria her nickname—the technique dubbed as "the most beautful technique of all warriors." She deduces that Hysteria's Elegance is roughly similar to her own Phantom Mirage, except that Hysteria's precision is far superior, and the difference in their abilities makes Miria envious. She apologizes, stating that she would have to put Hysteria back to her grave.
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Miria's new Phantom Mirage

Miria has trouble against Hysteria, finding herself unable to gain any advantage while being wounded several times. Miria thinks back to the time that she half-Awakened from Hilda's death, but was somehow able to revert back. She had conceptualized a technique that exceeded the Phantom Mirage by instantaneously releasing her Yoki from an already released state to a point far beyond the limit. This technique focused on raw speed and violence, but Miria was hesitant to try it because she feared losing her humanity. After years of training and now no longer afraid to cross her limits, Miria unleashes her new technique and is finally able to land a blow on Hysteria. The latter is shocked, and she asks Miria if she has gone mad. The half-Awakened warrior responded, saying: "Shall we begin? Let's see which of us can last longer."[3]

Hysteria and Miria continue to fight, taking blow after blow. Hysteria claims that the technique is "so disgusting that [she] might throw up." Miria isn't phased and counters gracefully, and then the two warriors begin to fight once more. However, when Cassandra Awakens, they both pause to watch.[27]

Miria is surprised and horrified by Cassandra's Awakening, fearing the birth of a new Abyssal One. When the Abyssal One makes its attack on the petrified twins, she attacks it and orders them to take Audrey, Rachel, and Nina and run. However, Hysteria chooses then to resume her attack, angry at being ignored, and Miria's attention is divided. She tries to evade the Abyssal One, but in doing so leaves herself open to Hysteria's speed and loses her left arm in the exchange.

Miria falls back to her new Phantom Mirage, but Hysteria can now barely evade the attack by recognizing the timing of its beginning. Miria sustains more wounds, lamenting that she couldn't win using a skill so inferior to the Elegance without "dirty tricks." Then, she uses the new Phantom Mirage one last time—a disguise for her true strike. Sacrificing her right arm, sword in hand, she spears Hysteria through the chest just before the former No. 1 makes her evasion. Miria purposely falls on the abandoned sword of another warrior, and, as Hysteria closes in, grabs the hilt in her teeth, twists and pushes her body around, and slams the sword through Hysteria's throat. Her final remark to Hysteria is, "To tell you the truth, even though you have died before, I didn't want to kill a fellow warrior."

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Hysteria Awakening with the sword still in her throat

Climbing to her feet, Miria makes her way over to her right arm and begins to reattach it, hoping to convince the surviving, un-Awakened No. 1 to help defeat the Abyssal One. She later watches, however, as Roxanne's body is thrown near her while Cassandra's upper human body reaches towards the fallen warrior. Miria is then shocked as she notices the other remaining No. 1's starting to Awaken due to their severe wounds.[4]

Miria wonders in shock on how Hysteria can be alive, but then questions if the resurrected warriors were even alive to begin with and, in horror, watches them Awaken. Having saved an unconsious warrior who was still alive, Miria tries to escape from Hysteria but Hysteria's speed outmatches hers. Hysteria, now Awakened, asks Miria to pull the sword from her throat out so she can feast on one of the warriors she impaled. As a token of gratitude, she would allow Miria and one of the warriors she had been carrying to leave.

In anger, Miria releases more yoki and tries to attack Hysteria, missing as Hyteria jumps into the air. Miria relases more Yoki, and this starts to damage her armour as her muscels started to expand. Miria says to herself that she will save her comrades this time, even if it means losing her humanity, but is pulled back to the ground by Anastasia. She's told to calm down by Deneve who says, "We came all this way just to punch you. At least remain human until were all done punching you, Miria."[28]

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Tabitha cuts Hysteria's wings

Six warriors engage Hysteria while Miria is aided by Cynthia and Yuma. At first, the fight seems to be in the Claymores' favor, with Tabitha managing to sneak up on Hysteria to cut off her wings as the former No. 1 was unable to detect her. The tide turns abruptly, however, when Hysteria demonstrates how should could fight in the sky without wings.[29]

After a series of attacks following a single jump, only Helen and Tabitha remain uninjured among the group of six and Hysteria manages to capture Anastasia. Miria considers Awakening, noting that how things are going, they were just going to be obliterated. Deneve stops her, however, and convinces her that they were going to defeat Hysteria, a monster, while remaining human.

After Nike frees Anastasia from Hysteria's clutches, Miria reengages Hysteria, noting that she could fight the Abyssal One evenly with coordination from everyone. This is merely a ploy, though, as Miria's true aim is to lure Hysteria into the battle between Roxanne and Cassandra.[30]

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Miria luring Hysteria into Roxanne and Cassandra's battle

With Helen dislodging Hysteria's blades, Miria manages to catch the Abyssal One and land a blow, but is surprised to see only scraps of flesh. Hysteria had shed some of her Awakened body in order to be become lighter, and she was also trying to grow new wings. Miria tries to intercept Hysteria before the latter can grow the wings but fails. Nevertheless, despite suffering injuries, Miria successfully lures Hysteria into Roxanne and Cassandra's battlefield, using the Abyssal One's pride to her advantage. Apparently cornered, she exclaims to Hysteria that her friends are her wings and promptly zooms out of the battlefield using the last strand of Anastasia's hair, leaving Hysteria in the middle of the two battling Abyssal Ones.[31]
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Miria approaching Hysteria's broken form

Hysteria chases after Miria in vain, the younger warrior's speed proving to be greater than her own due to the yoki all the other Claymores lent her through Anastasia's hair. In her pursuit, she gets struck by one of Roxanne's blades from behind and then suffers further injury from Cassandra. She begs Miria to spare her as the latter approaches her broken form. Miria raises her sword, saying she should be brave and die a death worthy of a No. 1. Hysteria briefly recalls the events leading to her first death, and as she recalls the memory of Teresa, Priscilla's Yoki reacts and forms an apparition. Helen and Deneve come to Miria's aid at once and attack the apparition, causing it to be dispelled. Miria mentions that she just felt a shockwave. Miria and the rest of the warriors prepare to engage Cassandra. However, the Abyssal One leaves Staff, apparently full from devouring Roxanne as hypothesized by Helen.[32]

The End of the OrganizationEdit

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Miria raises Rimuto's head

Miria, Helen and Deneve venture into the Organization's headquarters. They find the place deserted and the three split up. Miria opens a secret passage and encounters two specimens. Rimuto, the only Organization member who did not flee upon the Awakening of the three former No. 1 warriors, informs her that both were Dragon's Kin, the larger one being the "Awakened" form of the species. He explains that both were around a hundred years old and kept alive, for dead Dragon's Kin decay very rapidly. He explains further that the Organization operated by taking bits of flesh from both specimens and merging them into a form that didn't decay easily. This mass was then implanted into humans' brains, parasitizing them and turning them into Yoma. The resulting Yoma craved for human flesh, allowing the Organization the cover to run its Claymore program.

Miria counters that the cardinal rule of Claymores in killing humans was a farce after all, since Yoma were simply humans who were infected by the Organization. She cuts the life support system of the two specimens, leading them to decay rapidly. She, then, proceeds to behead Rimuto and later raises his head in front of all surviving warriors to signify the end of the Organization's reign over the island.[33]

To the Last BattleEdit

Organization AftermathEdit

In the temporary peace following the fall of the Organization, Miria sees to Raftela when she is brought from the Organization's headquarters. She thanks Raftela for her help against Cassandra and Roxanne and says that she understands the other warrior's position as the No. 10.

Afterwards, Miria listens to Deneve's regaling of the events that occurred in the West, coming to the knowledge that Clare merged with the Destroyer to seal away Priscilla. However, from learning this and observing the lingering image of Priscilla produced from Hysteria's corpse, Miria deduces that the resurrected No. 1s' all had some sort of connection to Clare's mortal enemy. In addition, she reveals to the others that said enemy is now driving Cassandra, the surviving Awakened No.1, towards Rabona in order to release herself from Clare and the Destroyer. But when Helen pushes for the warriors to slay Cassandra before she reaches the Holy City, Miria calmly objects, stating that doing such a thing - difficult in itself since the Dust Eater is, in Miria's opinion, the strongest of the resurrected No. 1s - would leave Clare trapped forever.

Thus, she proposes that the Seven Ghosts free Clare before the Abyssal One reaches Rabona. Miria's greatest fear is that Cassandra will merge herself with Priscilla, making the latter stronger than before, but figures that freeing Clare will diminish the chances of that happening. Then, if the warriors have a great amount of luck on their side, Cassandra will regain control of herself and become defeatable. Deneve calls Miria out on this imperfect logic, but Miria replies that "miracles don't feel all that distant" to her now. She reminisces on Clare's desire to search for Raki seven years previous and how she thought that the younger warrior was just "wasting her time." Regardless, by some chance, that same boy is with them now thanks to Clare's belief that she would succeed. Miria then claims that "miracles aren't meant to be wished for; they're meant to be created by our own power."

Next, Miria discusses with Helen and Deneve the means by which the Seven Ghosts would need to pass Cassandra in safety and in secret. When Raki suggests that they return to Rabona by boat, she agrees with the plan as it is far preferable to traveling by land. However, she claims that Raki should go with them because she believes his voice will reach Clare better than anyone else's. Then, after Raki says his goodbyes to the warrior trainees and after Yuma, Cynthia, and Tabitha appear, Miria leads the way towards the journey to Rabona.[34]

From Staff to RabonaEdit

Some time later, Miria arrives with Raki and the other Ghosts in Rabona. After consulting Tabitha on Cassandra's current distance to the Holy City, she believes that they will have enough time to implement their defense strategies. Of course, she becomes as cautious as the others when they all realize that several high-ranking Awakened Beings have gathered around the city and that it has been emptied of its inhabitants. Turning to the nearest Awakened Being, Octavia, she asks if any of them had something to do with the missing inhabitants and is shocked to find that the people left of their own accord. Miria is then confronted by Chronos, the former No. 4 of the male generation, about the Organization's destruction, but she has nothing to say. Afterwards, it seems that Miria is the only one who was able to identify most, if not all, of the Awakened Beings' identities and relative levels of strength. On the other hand, she has no idea how many of them will escape unscathed once the fighting begins.

Inside Rabona, Miria is greeted by Miata and a hysterical Clarice. Shortly thereafter, she is given a friendly greeting by Galatea, who forgives the actions that led to the Awakened Being attack on the city some days previous. Later, she listens to Galatea's explanation on the absence of the citizens and why the soldiers of Rabona have decided to stay. The former No. 3 then leads the Ghosts plus Raki to Clare's location, where everyone is shocked to see Priscilla's form emerging from the mass of the Destroyer. It is revealed that this emergence is what prompted Galatea to see to the citizens' evacuation, and Miria agrees with the decision.

That night, Miria speaks with the soldiers, Miata, and Clarice and tells them that, soon, the city will become a battlefield. She recommends that the soldiers leave the city and follow the normal citizens, but they politely refuse and she apologizes for wasting their time. Then, she gives the same recommendation to Clarice, who also voices her wish to remain in Rabona to protect it. Smiling, Miria tells her that she leaves the defense of Rabona to Clarice, Miata, and the soldiers, but gently warns them not to bite off more than they can chew.[35]

The Warriors' ReunionEdit

After preparing for battle, Miria accompanies Raki, Galatea, and the other Ghosts back to the location of Priscilla and the Destroyer. She watches on in silence as Raki communes with the mass of flesh and Yoki in an attempt to bring back Clare.[36] Once Clare is released from the mass, Miria readies herself for the release of Priscilla, and then gathers with Raki, Galatea, and the Ghosts to see Priscilla wreak havoc amongst the gathered Awakened Beings. Clare joins them, clad in her old armor, and begins telling them all she knows about her greatest enemy and how she will give her life, if necessary, to destroy her. Miria gives Clare back her claymore while inquiring if the younger warrior, to say something like that, really thinks all of her friends are so worthless compared to avenging Teresa. Clare's path towards revenge has been forever affected by meeting with and befriending her comrades, and Miria states that Clare will not accomplish her goal alone, but together with those who hold her dear. When the Seven Ghosts give a warriors' salute with Clare to illustrate that point, Miria gladly joins them.[37]

The Skirmish in RabonaEdit

When some of the weaker Awakened Beings are driven into Rabona by Priscilla, Miria joins the other warriors in order to subdue the creatures. Partnering with Clare, she helps in destroying an Awakened Being whose battle tactics are highly similar to those of Bloody Agatha. In the midst of the skirmish, Miria notices the change in Clare's fighting style, but does not comment on it.[38]

When Chronos and Lars enter Rabona to speak with Raki, Miria confronts them with the other warriors at her back. Suspicious about their visit, especially after seeing the two escape Priscilla's attack with no injuries, she threatens them with an all-out fight if it turns out that they came to try and feed. Chronos, however, warns her that the other Awakened Beings who escaped harm are becoming hungry and that the warriors should proceed with extreme caution. But before he and Lars can leave, Miria asks them if they are going to flee from Priscilla and her incredible power. She herself says that the gathered warriors are planning to fight Priscilla of their own free will, and then asks if Chronos and the other Awakened Beings would not like to fight her themselves if there was a possibility of victory. Once Chronos acquiesces to hear out Miria's unspoken invitation to fight alongside the warriors, she outlines the plan of attack. First, they will attempt bring back Cassandra's senses in order to prevent her merge with Priscilla. If that goes well, they will next send the Abyssal One, along with their own combined strength, against the One-Horned Awakened Being. Chronos expresses his doubts, but Miria emphasizes that the plan can only work if everyone present contributes to it. The two Awakened Beings leave without a concrete answer, but Miria is unfazed. Instead, she confers with the other warriors and then announces the beginning of the implementation of their plan.[39]

Confronting CassandraEdit

When Cassandra is almost on top of Rabona, Miria leads the other warriors into the impending battle. She warns Clare about the Abyssal One's great agility and is amazed to see the younger warrior fend off each incoming attack with the Quicksword. Unfortunately, Cassandra begins to regenerate, and Miria knows it is time for Clare, Deneve, Helen, and herself to distract the creature in order to buy Yuma, Cynthia, and Tabitha time to draw out the former No. 1's consciousness. This proves to be very difficult, however, and Miria finds herself frustrated at the lack of progress. Thus, she is surprised when Octavia and the other Awakened Beings appear in order to lend their assistance in defeating the Abyssal One.[40] Watching on, she becomes further shocked at the sheer amount of power these new allies command against Cassandra, for they appear to deal severe damage while receiving little in return.[41]

Nevertheless, Miria remains uneasy, for it does not seem that Cassandra's sense of self is returning, and she is stunned when the Abyssal One stands and reveals herself to be changing into a duplicate of Priscilla. Miria then senses an incoming attack, for she knows of the Dust Eater technique from Audrey, and this warning allows Clare, Helen, and Deneve to evade.[42]When Clare begins to move forward in rage, Miria stops her, saying that Cassandra has not completely turned into Priscilla and that some of the Awakened Beings remain. One of these Awakened Beings is Europa, who wants the warriors to set before her the guts of all the inhabitants of the Holy City. Miria declines, but coerces her to fight by suggesting that Cassandra is the nearest threat to the Awakened Being's food supply. She then watches as Chronos and Lars Awaken and join the fight, and in the midst of the chaos, she eventually charges forward with Clare, providing an opening for Clare to get close to the Priscilla look-alike and destroy it.[43]

In the ensuing silence, Miria questions whether or not Cassandra's sense of self has returned. When one of the Awakened Beings attacks, Miria calls for him to stop, but he is subsequently dismembered and killed. The former No. 6 then realizes that the Abyssal One's true strength without Priscilla's control is much greater than she originally thought, and she surmises that this power was why so many warriors were present for Cassandra's execution at the Organization.[44] When Europa flees in the face of said power, Miria fears that she is heading towards Rabona in order to feed on its inhabitants instead.

During Europa's attack on the Holy City, Miria remains with the Seven Ghosts to fight Cassandra. She does, however, sense Miata's Awakening and is shocked that Galatea would allow it.[44]

The Seven Ghosts and the Awakened Beings continue to fight Cassandra, but Miria soon realizes that they are at an impasse. When the fight suddenly stops, Miria senses that the battle between Priscilla and the Riful-Being has ended and that Priscilla is victorious. She also says that while the One-Horned Monster's strength has fallen, the reduction is smaller than the Ghosts predicted. In addition, she says if the Ghosts' team and Cassandra continue to keep cutting away at each other, there would soon be no one left to oppose Priscilla, no matter who wins.[45]

Versus PriscillaEdit

Miria, Clare, Helen, and Deneve soon rejoin Tabitha, Yuma, and Cynthia, with Miria informing the latter three that their original plan is still in effect. Miria praises Tabitha, Yuma, and Cynthia for their work in bringing forth Cassandra's consciousness and announces that they will now pit the Abyssal One against Priscilla. While Octavia and Chronos continue to attack Cassandra, Miria instructs the Ghosts to focus on Yoki Synchronization to further guide the former No. 1 to Priscilla's location.[46]

The warriors eventually confront Priscilla, and Miria uses her Phantom Technique to try and catch the Awakened Being offguard; she is unsuccessful. She continues to try to fool Priscilla with after-images, but the former No. 2 merely comments that Miria has "interesting movements". When Clare begins to attack with her Quicksword, Miria jumps out of the technique's range and is quick to realize when the younger warrior begins to also utilize Rafaela's fighting style. She then uses her Awakened Phantom in conjunction with the Quicksword, but Priscilla easily evades, and Miria becomes further frustrated when the technique repeatedly fails. Moments later, Priscilla comments that Miria, out of all the warriors, should know best that the Ghosts have no more tricks left to try. Cassandra, Octavia, and Chronos then appear, and the former No. 6 replies that all the warriors will fight to the last to try and survive.[47]

When Priscilla reaches a form intermediate between that of a human and an Awakened Being, Miria guesses that her Yoki-sensing ability has been dampened and the damage she sustained as a human is impeding her Awakening. The former No. 6 then instructs everyone to not let up their attacks, for they cannot allow Priscilla any chance to further transform. Miria's Phantom Technique finally hits Priscilla, removing her right arm, a portion of her side, and her right knee, but the One-Horned Monster suddenly Awakens behind her. However, Clare destroys her sword-arm again with the Quicksword before Miria can be cut down.[48]

As the battle continues, Miria signals to Tabitha, whose Yoki is still fully suppressed, to make a sneak attack on Priscilla from behind. The former No. 6 then muses that Priscilla is not only the most powerful Awakened Being: she is the strongest warrior as well. Once again, she tries to distract Priscilla with the Phantom Mirage and then the Awakened Phantom, but is parried. When the One-Horned Monster blocks Tabitha's sudden strike and rips her apart, Miria is horrified and rushes to the fallen warrior. Together with Yuma, she gathers Tabitha's scattered body parts, and then she watches on as Cynthia and Yuma use Yoki-Synchronization to try and heal their comrade.[49]

Miria is stunned when Clare manages to finally cut Priscilla apart with the Quicksword, but she turns back to Tabitha and urges her to concentrate on healing her wounds. When Tabitha requests Cynthia focus only on reattaching her right arm, Miria objects, saying that the gravely injured warrior will die if the rest of her body is not fully healed. Tabitha argues that her injuries were already mortal, and Miria is further silenced by the revelation that Priscilla's Yoki is still present. Tabitha asks Miria to hold her hand as she dies, and when the former No. 6 makes to do so, she is lightly punched in the chin - this was what Tabitha promised to Deneve if they managed to rescue their captain from the Organization. Miria listens on as the former No. 31 praises her ability and kind composition as a leader, and she continues to hold her comrade's hand until she finally slips away.[50]

Return of the Faint SmileEdit

Miria begins to fight again after Priscilla returns and assimilates Cassandra and Octavia. She carries Tabitha's claymore with her, and says that the two will go in together to finish the battle. When Clare Awakens Teresa of the Faint Smile from inside her, Miria senses Teresa's Yoki and remarks that it is similar to Clare's, except strange.[51] Once she sees Teresa's face, she realizes that she has never seen the former No. 1 before and wonders if it is really Clare upon checking Clare's symbol. After Cassandra, Octavia, and Chronos are killed, Miria remembers that Clare carries within her the flesh and blood of another warrior: the strongest No. 1, Teresa of the Faint Smile.[52]

As Priscilla lies weakened, Miria surmises that the creature no longer has even half of her original power. She then stands and listens when Raki, at Teresa's behest, regales upon his time spent with Priscilla and Isley and upon the secret he learned from Isley's training. Soon afterwards, when a fully recovered and more powerful Priscilla approaches, Miria learns from Teresa that Clare always viewed her as a close friend, comrade, and even a sister, and that Clare would not have come as far as she has without Miria's friendship and assistance. Teresa and Priscilla then engage each other, and Miria is amazed at the fluidity of Teresa's evading speed - that it is simply normal movement for her and not a specialized technique like the Phantom Mirage.[53]

RelationshipsEdit

HildaEdit

Hilda and Miria

Miria under Sensory Control

Hilda was first seen with Miria on an Awakened Being hunt. The two became the best of friends shortly after, and Hilda convinced Miria to hone her Phantom Mirage. Miria credits her promotion to a single digit to Hilda.

On her third Awakened Being hunt, Miria unwittingly killed an Awakened Hilda. After Miria discovered Hilda's identity, she went berserk and almost Awakened herself, resulting in her becoming the first half-Awakened Claymore mentioned explicitly in the storyline.

Hilda's death affected Miria's views regarding the Organization. She made the Organization's demise her life's goal. From then on, she began covertly investigating the Organization and its hidden history with help from Rubel. When she finally attacks the Organization's headquarters and defeats its warriors, Raftela causes Miria to hallucinate Hilda, and Miria's joy at "seeing" her friend "alive" is so great that it overrules her will to fight.

OpheliaEdit

Miria has held great hatred for Ophelia ever since she tore up Hilda's black card. She attributes that fact that she came back from the brink of Awakening because she did not want to give Ophelia the satisfaction of watching her lose control. However, she also feared Ophelia's power and bloodlust. In the anime, she gave Helen, Deneve and Clare special warning about her. In the manga, she stated that she had forgotten to do so.

ClareEdit

After their first encounter, Miria said her impression of Clare's power was the reverse of her rank, i.e. she felt as if the strongest warrior were standing before her. She had a sparring match to test Clare's abilities, still feeling unsure about it due to her first impression of her. Miria's attitude towards Clare at first can be seen as Miria's general approach to people. She neither ridicules or favors anyone for their rank, as her composition of teams in Pieta shows. She treats all of her allies with equity, including Clare. However, she does watch Clare closely, due to Clare's unpredictable behavior, and orders the others to do the same. She is also fascinated by Clare's growth as a warrior, specifically her drive and will to become stronger, even when all seems hopeless.

After the timeskip, the Seven Ghosts have all become strong enough to handle most single-digit Claymores. Even with the other five being well-trained, Miria felt comfortable enough to venture South with Clare alone to work her plan. Like herself, Clare also had a reason to venture south and everyone knew that Clare was the closest to Miria in terms of overall fighting power. Despite being polar opposites in personality, methods and behavior, they are close friends - closer than what most people would initially think of them - having a deep, mutual trust in each other and their respective abilities. When Teresa of the Faint Smile eventually Awakens from within Clare, she tells Miria right out that Clare sees the former No.6 as a close friend, comrade, and sister.[53]

Helen and DeneveEdit

Miria chastised Helen for ridiculing Clare in the first Awakened Being hunt. She is more concern about Helen's behavior than Deneve's, who is less confrontational.

Cynthia, Tabitha and YumaEdit

Miria regards Cynthia , Tabitha and Yuma as comrades and respects them, regardless of ability. She mentors everyone during the timeskip as Hilda had done with her. When Tabitha is mortally injured by Priscilla, Miria urges her to heal her wounds and live and is summarily distraught when Tabitha dies. 

Behind the ScenesEdit

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Claymore Character Song Miria

  • In the anime, Miria joins Helen and Deneve in a frantic search for Clare. Galatea directs them to a nearby volcano where the Clare and Priscilla face off. Miria, along with Helen and Deneve, attempt to fight Priscilla. Although their efforts results in Miria severing one of Priscilla's wings, all three are eventually overwhelmed and almost killed.
  • Also in the anime, Miria had knowledge of both Teresa and Priscilla, having looked through their records and all available background information on Clare.

ReferencesEdit

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