Defeated by The Seven Ghosts
- "The sword and shield of humanity is us."
- ―The Organization's tagline
The Organization refers to the unnamed group that creates and commands the claymores.
Mode of OperationEdit
Upon completion of a job, a man in black collects the fee. Towns that fail to pay receive no further help, and will be left at the mercy of the Yoma. Teresa, after completing a job, hints to a villager that the Organization itself may send Yoma to the towns that fail to pay, and that such towns are doomed. It was also noted that Dietrich mentioned to the Seven Ghosts (sans Miria) about her home town that was destroyed. She explained that the village chief and a man in black were arguing over something at that time. Shortly after, the village was atttacked by Yoma and Awakened Beings. Later on, Deneve deduced from what she heard from Miria that the Organization is secretly creating male Half-Yoma and Half-Human beings. This was later confirmed after the Claymores in the Northern Path took down the facility that were turning males into Half-Yoma and Half-Human creatures.
Claymores who break the rules (killing a human, desertion) are hunted down and usually executed. In less time-pressed situations, troublemakers and/or the half-awakened (Paburo Hunting Party, Northern Campaign) may be sent on suicide missions.
The more discerning claymores, such as Miria, eventually suspect the Organization of sinister motives, though most Claymores are either unwilling or unable to act on the matter.
Claymore is a name known to the public that defines the warriors of the Organization. They are normally female orphans (at young age) who undergo a painful medical operation (yoma flesh-and-blood implantation), leaving a stigmata on their body from their neck down to their abdomen. They have to endure a series of brutal training and a final actual test to prove their mettle. Those who successfully join the ranks of the 47 claymores are expected to be unwaveringly loyal to the Organization, and adhere to its rules without exception.
Both in the manga and anime, it is proven that there were male Claymores and that they were in fact the earliest batch that were created. Later in the manga, it is shown that the Organization may have orchestrated most or possibly all the incidents that happened on the orphans whom family were murdered/eaten by Yoma, such as Dietrich and Priscilla cases. In addition there were certain incidents made to be traumatizing to stimulate the mental emotions of the orphans. Clare is the only known Claymore who volunteered.
Known Special PositionsEdit
The Organization's management is relatively unknown beyond the agents that act as handlers for the Claymores, passing on assignments, equipment and money to the Claymores.
From Claymore Databook 1: "Their primary function is to serve as messengers for new orders, allocate equipment to soldiers, and monitor that soldiers are following the Organization's precepts, in addition to the responsibility of collecting fees after missions are completed."
Dae, while not a known handler, appears to be in a division of the Organization calls the Retrieval Squad, which collects specimens such as the flesh of awakened beings for research.
The highest ranked Organization member seen so far is Rimuto, who has been seen giving orders to handlers and even some claymores directly.
Miria hypothesizes that the Organization creates Yoma and Awakened Beings. Further more, she speculates that Island World of Claymore is actually a research centre for the creation of Awakened Beings that can be controlled. She reveals that across the ocean, there is a "bigger land" where there have been territory war between two different kinds for over a hundred years. On one side, the Dragon's Kin are nonhuman creatures with "extremely tough skin," referred to as the Draconic Tribe. On the other side, in order to defeat the Dragon's Kins, the Organization was created to research and develope a weapon known as Awakened Beings. Claymores are part of the research, which will eventually awaken.
Initially, male Claymores were sent to the battlefield and awakened upon encountering the Draconic Tribe. However once awakened, they were unable to turn back to human form. As weapons, they were left on the battlefield to continue fighting until they were destroyed. In contradiction, those that were able to proceed back to their own base eventually end up destroying their own side. So the Organization was given the order to continue with the research on an isolated island to create Awakened Beings that is able to revert back to human form or rather able to be controlled. The progression results in Luciela and Rafaela which appears to be a failure, nonetheless acts as a stepping stone to the creation of Soul Link, Alicia and Beth. Although having Soul Link allows the transformation of one twin to revert back from Awakened Being, if the other twin that acts as the controlling party is killed, the result remains the same. Therefore, the research continues.
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 an "awakened" dragon's kin. He explains that both were around a hundred years old and kept alive as dead dragon's kin decayed 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. As such, yoma were essentially half-dragon's kin; claymores, a quarter. 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.
Status of the Current Generation of ClaymoresEdit
|1. Alicia Dead||2. Beth Dead||3. Audrey Deserted||4. Miata Deserted||5. Rachel Deserted|
|6. Renee Unknown||7. Anastasia Deserted||8. Dietrich Deserted||9. Nina Deserted||10. Raftela Deserted|
|11. Unnamed Deserted***||12. Unnamed Deserted***||13. Unnamed Deserted***||14. Unnamed Deserted*||15. Nike Deserted|
|16. Unnamed Deserted***||17. Unnamed Deserted***||18. Unnamed Deserted***||19. Unnamed Deserted***||20. Unnamed Deserted***|
|21. Unnamed Deserted***||22. Unnamed Deserted***||23. Unnamed Deserted***||24. Unnamed Deserted***||25. Unnamed Deserted***|
|26. Unnamed Deserted***||27. Unnamed Deserted***||28. Unnamed Deserted**||29. Unnamed Deserted***||30. Unnamed Deserted***|
|31. Unnamed Deserted***||32. Unnamed Deserted***||33. Unnamed Deserted***||34. Unnamed Deserted***||35. Unnamed Deserted**|
|36. Unnamed Deserted***||37. Unnamed Deserted***||38. Unnamed Deserted***||39. Unnamed Deserted***||40. Unnamed Deserted***|
|41. Unnamed Deserted***||42. Unnamed Deserted**||43. Unnamed Deserted***||44. Unnamed Deserted***||45. Unnamed Deserted***|
|46. Unnamed Deserted***||47. Clarice Deserted|
- * - part of a group 3 of Claymores sent to search for Renee
- ** - part of Dietrich's Awakened Being Hunting Party.
- *** - Unknown warrior or/and fate.