Teresa of the Faint Smile (微笑のテレサ, bishō no Teresa, lit. Smiling Teresa), known for effortlessly slaying enemies with a faint smile on her face, is the strongest of her generation and considered to be the most powerful Claymore of all time. She is much faster, stronger, and more agile than those below her, but her real strength is considered to be her "unparalleled ability to sense Yoma aura." She can sense it to the point where she can accurately predict her opponent's moves in battle. Despite facing an awakened former number one, Rosemary, she has never used more than ten percent of her full power, which is only enough to change her eye color. Before becoming a Claymore, she was referred to as a "problem child" by her handlers during her training.
Teresa initially does her job without caring about who she is helping, and she takes pleasure in scaring humans. She eventually meets Clare, who decides to start following Teresa after being abandoned by her village. Teresa is initially irritated, but soon grows fond of her.
After leaving Clare in a village in an attempt to give her a normal life, bandits raid the village. Teresa kills all of them, which causes her to be hunted by the Organization for breaking the rule of never killing humans. She doesn't kill any of the Claymores after her because of her time with Clare, but she is slain by Priscilla offguard when Priscilla begs to be slain before awakening. Clare takes her severed head and convinces a member of the Organization to use it in place of a Yoma to turn her into a Claymore.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least Low 7-C | High 7-C
Name: Teresa, Former No. 1 of The Organization, Teresa of the Faint Smile
Classification: Half Demon Yoma
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed and durability, excellent swordsmanship, Yoki manipulation, can amp her stats with Yoki, Yoki detection that acts as precognition, regeneration (low-mid), immortality (type 1), shapeshifting
Attack Potency: At least Small Town level (Defeated Rosemary while only using 10% of her youki, bested Claymore Priscilla in youki quantity, superior to end of series Clare and Awakened Priscilla before she powered up) | Large Town level (Far stronger than Priscilla or the Destroyer, at least 134 kilotons)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Blocked Irene’s Quicksword) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ (far faster than her base speed), Sub-Relativistic+ attack speed with the Quicksword Technique (Over Mach 65,000)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Small Town Class (Defeated high ranked fellow Claymores without even releasing her Yoma power, defeated semi-awakened Priscilla while only releasing 10% of her power, is strong enough to repel her attacks with just enough Yoki for her eyes to change color, as well as defeating the Former No. 1, Rosemary, who had Awakened, which would likely put her in the same league as an Abyssal One. Throughout the series, Teresa has been referred to as the most powerful No.1 in history and if she were to Awaken her power would make the 3 Abyssal Ones’ power a mere speck in comparison) | Large Town Class
Durability: At least Small Town level (Got smashed into a cliff by Rosemary for little injury, superior to end of series Clare) | Unknown, but higher
Stamina: Superhuman. She does not need as much food as a human being.
Range: Extended melee range
Standard Equipment: Claymore (Large two-handed sword with Teresa’s emblem on it, indestructible by the verse’s standards)
Intelligence: Years of martial arts training, experience fighting Yoma and Awakened Beings, has great understanding of various Yoki techniques
Weaknesses: Nothing notable
- Acute Yoki Sensing: Teresa can sense the minute flows of Yoki in her opponent, allowing her to accurately predict their movements.
- Quicksword: Her bond with Clare allows Teresa to use the techniques that she learnt. By flooding her arm with Yoki, Teresa can vastly increase its speed and strength while also causing her arm to go berserk, dicing everything within range to pieces. Just like Clare, Teresa can use this ability in tandem with her Yoki sensing, allowing extremely precise targeting with the ability, and was capable of pulverising Priscilla's entire body to dust in less than a second.
Key: Base | Awakened