In Eclipse, two-year-old Claire and her sister were down from the Makah reservation visiting their aunt, Emily Young, when Claire was imprinted upon by Quil Ateara V. From that point forward, Quil acts like an older brother and a close friend to Claire, foreshadowing his possible romantic feelings when she's old enough to reciprocate, not unlike the imprinted relationship existing between Sam Uley and Emily or Jared Cameron and Kim.
Claire makes a brief appearance in Breaking Dawn with Quil, playing on First Beach right after her birthday party and Jacob runs into them. It is obvious that she and Quil enjoy each other's company, much more than a father would enjoy playing peak-or-boo with his daughter for an hour. She and her sister are Emily Young's only nieces.
She also makes a brief appearance in the movie adaptation with Quil and the other wolves on First Beach, though her face is not shown.
The character of Claire and the controversy of Quil imprinting on her acts as foreshadowing to Jacob Black imprinting on Renesmee Cullen, the child of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, during the events of Breaking Dawn. Shape-shifters have previously imprinted on individuals of roughly their own age, and the resulting relationships have assumed a romantic tone. Quil's imprinting on Claire demonstrates that the imprinter will actually become whatever their imprintee needs—protector, friend, confidant, etc.
Claire has russet skin, black hair and dark brown eyes.
Personality and traits
Claire is known to be very playful, lovely, and somewhat of a prankster, and enjoys Quil's company more than anything else.