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Alias The Failed Experiment

Luciela of the South

Gender Female
Symbol Luciela's Symbol
Rank 1 (Former)
Type Offensive
Technique(s) Soul Link
Status Awakened Being, merged with her sister Rafaela

(Killed By Priscilla)
(Manga) Alive(Anime)

Affiliation The Organization (Former)
Family Rafaela (Younger sister)
Hometown Unknown
Manga Chapter 62
Anime Episode 16 (Mentioned)
Voice Actors
Japanese N/A
English N/A

Luciela was Claymore No. 1 of her generation. Her younger sister, Rafaela, was No. 2 at the time. The Organization performed their first Soul Link experiment on the two sisters. However, it failed resulting in Luciela's full Awakening, killing half of Claymore's, and eventually becoming the Abyssal One of the South. Thereafter, the Organization referred to her as "The Failed Experiment".[1][2]


"Luciela" is a transliteration of the Japanese "Rushiera" (ルシエラ, pronounced "ru-sher-ah"). "Luciela" is a variant of the French "Lucille," derived from the Latin "light."


Human Form[]

Luciela has the appearance of a young woman in her 20s. She has long hair which she wears in twin tails, much like Dietrich. She wears a long, ruffled dress.

Height: She is slightly taller than her sister, Rafaela, who is 175cm (5ft 8.89in).

Awakened Form[]

When Awakened, Luciela appears as a large humanoid with feline hind legs, a cat-like head with two gaping jaws, one atop the other, gold cat-like eyes, jagged, bony plates along her back, thighs and elbows, and twin tails. These twin tails are long, muscular and covered in mouths with razor sharp teeth. In battle, Luciela uses her foreclaws, tails and the numerous fanged mouths that she can manifest anywhere on her body. She appears to be around the same size as Isley as when they clash in battle they are around the same height.

The Destroyer[]

She and Rafaela resemble a demonic perversion of the Clare and Teresa statue. A large halo-like structure springs from the mouths of the faces. But the outer structure is only a façade. The real core is a black mass of Yoki. You can tell that Luciela is related to The Destroyer, because of the huge spears that it fires out that form into less developed awakened beings of Luciela.


Like the other two Abyssal Ones, Luciela is fairly territorial when it comes to her land and would even attempt to conquer the rest of the island should the opportunity present itself. She also displays a degree of wittiness, as demonstrated in her banter with Isley. Unlike the other Abyssal Ones, she has no allies or subordinates, and she tells Isley that she dislikes groups. Even if anti-social, she has a soft spot for her sister Rafaela; even after Awakening she cries out of happiness when she sees her. However, her interactions with Rafaela show the corruption of her Awakened mind. During their reunion together, Rafaela attempts to apologize for failing to prevent Luciela's original Awakening. However, Luciela misconstrues the apology and assumes Rafaela is apologizing for not being strong enough to assist in the battle against Isley. She attempts to convince Rafaela to awaken to help reclaim the South then conquer the other regions. Luciela's self-interested desires have overshadowed her genuine love and affection for Rafaela and fails to notice Rafaela's deep-seated regret.


Being a former No.1, Luciela possesses a considerable amount of power, though falls short next to the power of Isley. Her most notable weapons are her claws and her two large tails, each with multiple mouths containing relatively large fangs. These mouths allow her to intercept any attack, such as Isley's arrows. In her Awakened form, those mouths can also manifest anywhere on her body, nullifying any ranged attacks against her.[1] Further evidence of her power is shown that in her battle against Isley, as seen as she was powerful enough to completely destroy and ravage the surrounding landscape, even in human form.


Life As a Claymore[]

Luciela rose to the rank of No. 1 with her younger sister Rafaela as No. 2. The Organization performed their first "Soul Link" experiment on the sisters. Luciela would fully Awaken while Rafaela would be entrusted with Luciela's soul, allowing Luciela to return to her human form later. But, Rafaela was unable to maintain the Soul Link and Luciela remained fully Awakened. Luciela nearly destroyed all the Organization's warriors and killed half of the Trainees. She left Staff and finally settled in the southern region of Mucha and claimed it as her territory.[3] Thus, she established the following power balance in the 4 main regions at the beginning of the manga.[1]

  1. Isley in the North (Alphonse)
  2. Luciela in the South (Mucha)
  3. Organization in the East (Staff)
  4. Riful in the West (Lautrec)
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Luciela eating Isley's arrows.

Battle with Isley[]

She lived in the Southern Territory, presumably alone, until Isley of the North invaded her territory. At first, they agreed to only fight in their human or half-awakened forms to prevent destroying the nearby landscape. But soon they grew impatient, taking fully Awakened forms. Isley attacked with arrows, but Luciela manifested mouths all across her body that harmlessly consumed the arrows. Changing his tactics, he transformed his arm into a cavalry lance and was able to wear her down and gradually hack away her twin tails. He narrowly defeated her, but she somehow escaped into the forest. However, the battle left Luciela completely depleted of all her Yoki power.[3]


Luciela was too exhausted and injured to maintain her Awakened form after battling Isley. Rafaela found her crawling in a stream in human form. Luciela cried with outstretched arms saying she'd wanted to see her all along. Rafaela embraced her elder sister and apologized for not being strong enough. Luciela comforted her repeating that it wasn't Rafaela's fault. Luciela mistook the apology to mean Rafaela's absence from the recent fight with Isley. But, Rafaela referred to her past failure and weakness in preventing Luciela's transformation into an Abyssal One. Luciela begged Rafaela to become an Awakened Being to defeat an exhausted Isley allowing both sisters to conquer the lands together.[3]

Rafaela remembered Luciela's Awakening was irreversible. With regret and resolve, Rafaela released all her Yoki and gained the strength to break Luciela's back. She finally fulfilled her promise to grant Luciela a more honorable death in human form.

After Seven Years[]

Seven years later, Luciela and Rafaela's bodies have merged together and are somehow still alive, but in a vegetative state. Riful found them after the battle between Luciela and Isley and has been planning to Awaken them into a much more powerful being. However, she isn't able to do so on her own, and ultimately captures and enlists the help of the Claymore Renee. Renee is able to stir the merged being, but it is Clare's presence that Awakens the merged sisters. Clare meets with Rafaela inside her mind and receives all of her memories before Rafaela's consciousness dies.

Mixed form of Lucelia and Raphela

As a Combined Awakened Being[]

When Clare escapes Rafaela's mind she is standing in front of the new Awakened Being. A large halo-like structure appears and fires many large rods off into the surrounding areas, piercing through Riful and Dauf and one impaling Beth in the stomach. The rods start to change and the take the form of cat-like creatures, resembling Luciela's Awakened form.

They are seen attacking Clare, Helen and Deneve shortly after. The creatures are seen losing limbs and one even gets decapitated but they continue to fight on. They are seen firing rods much like Dauf, which allow them to regenerate when they impale a living creature, making them parasites. According to Clare the creatures will only cease to function when they expend all their energy fulfilling their destructive nature. The best way to stop them is slice them into as many pieces as possible to prevent them from moving, although they can still fire projectiles. After all the creatures have been defeated, she prepares to release more.

Battle Against Priscilla[]

Deneve and Helen carry Clare toward the Destroyer. Priscilla, briefly distracted by Dauf, closes in on them. When the Destroyer strikes again, Priscilla destroys what turns out to be a decoy. The real body of the Destroyer, a shapeless dark mass of intertwined bodies, emerges.

In the confusion, Clare's lower torso is gone, the upper torso dropping from Helen's grip. The Destroyer lifts Clare's body. Then Priscilla appears. Deneve and Helen fight her, but while no one is looking, Clare gets "swallowed."

Clare apparently takes control of the yoki mass and seizes Priscilla, allowing Deneve and Helen to escape. The Destroyer swallows the surrounding forest, before contracting into a shapeless cocoon.

Later, Deneve tells her comrades that Clare entered the mass in order to save them from Priscilla and trap her as well.



Rafaela is both her younger sister and her partner in the Organization's early Soul Link experiments. However, its failure ultimately leads to Luciela becoming the Abyssal One of the South. When they were Claymores, the two sisters were very close, thus Rafaela took it personally when she 'failed' to contain her sister's soul. The two would ultimately reunite, where Luciela was found vulnerable after her battle against Isley. There, Rafaela would subsequently 'kill' her while, at the same time, pouring Yoki into her older sister to 'save' her, causing the two sisters to fuse together and eventually become the Destroyer.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Claymore Manga: Chapter 63
  2. Claymore Manga: Chapter 110
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Claymore Manga: Chapter 64
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Clarice's Time Alicia (No. 1) • Beth (No. 2) • Audrey (No. 3) • Miata (No. 4) • Rachel (No. 5) • Renee (No. 6) • Anastasia (No. 7) • Dietrich (No. 8) • Nina (No. 9) • Raftela (No. 10) • Violet (No. 11) • Abigail (No. 12) • Letitia (No. 13) • Lina (No. 14) • Nike (No. 15) Tesla (No. 16) • Clarissa (No. 17) • Dominique (No. 19) • Noma (No. 22) • Minerva (No. 24) • unknown (No. 28) • Unknown (No. 35) • Unknown (No. 42) • Clarice (No. 47) • Phina (No. 31 or 38) • Keira (No. 31 or 38)
Clare's Time Alicia (No. 1) • Beth (No. 2) • Galatea (No. 3) • Ophelia (No. 4) • Rafaela (No. 5) • Miria (No. 6) • Eva (No. 7) • Flora (No. 8) • Jean (No. 9) • Undine (No. 11) • Veronica (No. 13) • Cynthia (No. 14) • Deneve (No. 15) • Eliza (No. 17) • Lily (No. 18) • Queenie (No. 20) • Helen (No. 22) • Zelda (No. 24) • Emelia (No. 27) • Wendy (No. 30) • Tabitha (No. 31) • Katea (No. 32) • Pamela (No. 35) • Claudia (No. 36) • Natalie (No. 37) • Karla (No. 39) • Yuma (No. 40) • Matilda (No. 41) • Juliana (No. 43) • Diana (No. 44) • Elena (No. 46) • Clare (No. 47) • Unnamed (No. ???) • Raquel (No. ???) • Kate (No. ???) • Lucia (No. ???) • Undine's Friend (No. ???)
Teresa's Time Teresa (No. 1) • Rosemary (No. 2) • Priscilla (No. 2) • Irene (No. 3) • Sophia (No. 4) • Noel (No. 5) • Elda (No. 6)
Rosemary's Time Rosemary (No. 1) • Teresa (No. 2)
Hysteria's Time Hysteria (No. 1) • Europa (No. 3) • Rosemary (No. 4) • Teresa (No. ???)
Luciela's Time Luciela (No. 1) • Rafaela (No. 2)
Roxannes's Time Roxanne (No. 1)
Cassandra's Time Cassandra (No. 1) • Roxanne (No. 3) • Elizabeth (No. 5) • Neideen (No. 9) • Uranus (No. 31) • Cassandra's Friend (No. 35)
Riful's Time Riful (No. 1)
Male Generation Isley (No. 1) • Rigardo (No. 2) • Dauf (No. 3) • Chronos (No. 4) • Lars (No. 6)
Unknown Generation Licht (No. 1) • Chloe (No. 1) • Sistina (No. 1) • Lutecia (No. 1) • Octavia (No. 2) • Agatha (No. 2) • Former Single-digit