[[caption-width-right:347:There's more than one way to thank someone for [[IOweYouMyLife saving your life...]]]]

''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is chock-full of [[ActionGirl kickass females]], most of whom [[DefrostingIceQueen hide a tender side]] and at points the LesYay levels rise to high heavens. Most of that is probably due to the fact that it's a series with an almost entirely female cast that spends a reasonable amount of time exploring the relationships between its characters. However, there have also been indications that Claymores are [[{{Asexuality}} not interested in that kind of thing]], perhaps, as a [[FanWank side effect of their mutation]].

Think ''[[HoYay/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' with [[{{BFS}} huge swords]] instead of magic. There is a reason some of the fans jokingly refer to the series as [[FanNickname "Gaymoar"]].


* As a general rule, any time a Claymore invokes ICannotSelfTerminate with another Claymore, you can expect the LesYay level to go through the roof, especially since the Claymores will almost always invoke this trope with very close companions.
** The first bit of a LesYay in the series involves Clare carrying this out on an old friend of hers, Elena. According to Clare, they shared a bed on a regular basis in order to comfort each other during the painful process of transforming into Claymores.
* [[HotBlooded Helen]] and [[TheStoic Deneve]] probably have the most LesYay of any two characters in the series, on account of the fact that [[HeterosexualLifePartners they're very close friends who do just about everything together.]]
** The fact that they have [[RedOniBlueOni contrasting personalities]] and often have a JerkWithAHeartOfGold / {{Tsundere}} dynamic doesn't help in the slightest.
** Helen also has a fair bit of LesYay with Clare, such as going into a screaming rage with BerserkerTears when Clare is afraid she's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide gone past her limit]] and asks Helen to [[ICannotSelfTerminate kill her before it's too late.]]
** Deneve also gets quite a bit of it with Undine during the Northern Campaign arc. [[spoiler: The fact that after Undine's death Deneve carries her sword as a tribute only adds to it.]]
* Galatea playing the [[KnightInShiningArmor gallant]] [[TheCavalry knight]] to save Clare from Dauf, then taking her to safety in a BridalCarry, while Clare stares adoringly at a single-digit who came to her rescue. Tell me that bit of LesYay wasn't intentional.
* Jean is grateful to Clare after she [[RescueRomance saves Jean's life]], and subsequently [[DeclarationOfProtection becomes extremely protective of her]] and spends the rest of her time the series constantly following her around. [[spoiler: She also pulls a HeroicSacrifice to save Clare from [[FateWorseThanDeath becoming an Awakened One]].]]
** For Clare's part, when [[HeroKiller Rigardo]] severely injures Jean, Clare goes into an UnstoppableRage and taps far deeper into her SuperpoweredEvilSide than she ever had before.
* Ophelia has quite a bit with Clare, since about five minutes after the two of them meet she's feeling Clare up and commenting on how good she smells. Of course, since five minutes is also how long it takes Ophelia to [[AxCrazy decide she's going to kill Clare]], she's a PsychoLesbian.
** Ophelia and Clare's second battle is also loaded with LesYay, especially at the end. Ophelia actually yells at Clare when it looks like her HeroicResolve is starting to falter, and the battle ends Ophelia's naked torso clinging tightly to her as Ophelia stares into Clare's eyes and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything promises to entrust everything to her]].
* Tabitha is ''very'' devoted to Miria after the Northern Campaign, something that several characters point out at varying times.
** She also gets into a fight with Deneve when Deneve [[spoiler:tries to prevent her going to rescue Miria from the Organization.]] Shortly after that, Tabitha punches out Deneve for insulting Miria. It bears mentioning that Deneve is a ''much'' stronger fighter than Tabitha.
* Yuma and Cynthia get quite a bit of it when Cynthia [[TakingTheBullet uses her body to shield Yuma]]. The subsequent revelation that Cynthia has been a DeathSeeker, which Cynthia follows up by invoking ICannotSelfTerminate. Yuma answers by [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Straddling Cynthia, placing her hands on Cynthia's chest]] and delivering a HowDareYouDieOnMe speech while MegaManning a new healing power.
* Fans of intergenerational pairings among the fanbase have picked up Teresa's [[ParentalSubstitute quasi-maternal]] relationship with Clare and run with it. Clare taking off her clothes before hugging Teresa provides fodder for quite a few [[FanVid fanvids]] and [[FanArt fanarts]].
** Teresa and Irene's tragic rivalry back in their day can be interpreted [[http://eva-st-clare.deviantart.com/art/GAYMOAR-The-Quest-For-85966591 in many ways]].
* Pages 25 and 26 of chapter 116 scream "LES YAY" so hard that it's funny.
** On that note, the amounts of LesYay Cassandra and Roxanne are generating is going through the roof, especially with this line in Chapter 117. “Inveigling Cassandra was a simple task for Roxanne. Days of training when they would ''share the same pillow'' and occasionally cross swords.”
*** [[PsychoLesbian Roxanne]] is made of this trope, gaining the nickname "of the Love and Hate," after becoming [[IJustWantToBeYou obsessed]] with a series of warriors and becoming close to learn their techniques until she surpasses them and loses interest, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness which doesn't turn out well for the other warriors]]. That Cassandra blushes when Roxanne waves or smiles at her just makes it all the more-so.
** And now one scene shows Cassandra ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext licking]]'' Roxanne.
** It could be said that Roxanne has turned LesYay into a [[MegaManning superpower]].
* Cassandra herself had a LesYay filled relationship with a younger Claymore in her backstory. It was her death and Roxanne's deliberate failure to save her which led to Cassandra attacking Roxanne and getting killed.
* Nike pulling the sword out of the awakened Hysteria's throat is loaded with it. "The blade moving within me is so stimulating"!