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"You missed the party. Princess theme. She made me wear a crown, and then Emily suggested they all try out her new play makeup on me."
Quil Ateara V on Claire’s party.[src]

Claire Young is the niece of Emily Young, the cousin of Seth and Leah Clearwater, and Quil Ateara V's imprintee. She is a member of the Makah tribe and lives on the Makah reservation.

She is portrayed by Sienna Joseph in the first movie adaptation of Breaking Dawn.



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.

Breaking Dawn[]

Quil and Claire among the couples.

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.

Plot importance[]

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.

Physical appearance[]

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.


In addition to her relationship with Quil Ateara V, Claire is very close to her aunt, Emily Young. She is also close to Jacob Black, whom she refers to as "Uncle Jake" in Breaking Dawn.

Film portrayal[]

Sienna Joseph

Claire Young is portrayed by child actress Sienna Joseph in Breaking Dawn - Part 1.


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