* CompleteMonster: Former Number 1, Roxanne. With good looks to fool you, she's regardless an absolute sadist, especially in regard to her former comrade [[TheWoobie Cassandra]]. [[spoiler: Her MoralEventHorizon, as revealed in 119, is causing the death of Cassandra's only friend, then mocking her to make her go berserk on the other Warriors. She then impales Cassandra's head with the sharp pommel of her sword. The Awakened Being killed Cassandra's friend very, very slowly, and it's implied it raped her. Roxanne cheerily says she looked like she was enjoying herself, so interfering wouldn't be right.]]
* CrackPairing: For some reason, Shippers have taken a sudden liking to pairing Galatea and Miria. Even though they've [[{{ShipsThatPassInTheNight}} barely spoken to each other in the manga and never in the anime.]]
* EndingFatigue: People are getting rather tired of the final fight with Priscilla, given how it amounts to countless resurrections and defeats taking turns with each other.
* FoeYay: EPIC amounts of it between Cassandra and Roxanne. Also, Clare and Ophelia, though mostly from Ophelia's side
* FreudWasRight:
** Dauf stabs ladies in the stomach with poles his body makes that occasionally come out of his mouth. [[{{Squick}} Classy.]]
** In Luciela's Awakened form, her whole body is covered in [[VaginaDentata mouths.]]
*** Luciela is downright ''SUBTLE'' compared to '''''[[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/claymore/v23/c134/9.html THIS.]]'''''
* {{Glurge}}: Through all of the hardships that Clare went through upon becoming a claymore, considered to be a failure and ridiculed because of so, she was able to press on because [[YouAreNotAlone she always had Teresa with her]]... Very literally so since Clare was able to become a claymore by having the flesh from Teresa's decapitated head implanted in her.
* GodModeSue: Priscilla. [[spoiler: She's so incredibly powerful that no one can beat her, that even a strand of her own DNA is enough to possess Abyssal level Awakens, and she hasn't lost a. Single. Battle.]] Gets quite annoying how the goal Clare had set for herself is unattainable with these odds.
** Lets make it clear: she's making ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Madara fucking Uchiha]]'' have a harder time against opponents than Priscilla does. Priscilla even survives ''being cut up into tiny chunks''! To clarify: [[spoiler:while pretty much all of the characters have been sliced and diced in some way at one point or another, Priscilla's ''head'' is also sliced into tiny chunks. And somehow she manages to get to Cassandra's corpse, at least a good hundred feet or more away, and start chowing down. Despite having been in bite-sized pieces.]] [[FlatWhat What]].
* JumpingTheShark: A lot of fans have put their hands up and walked away from the series at some point during the final battle against Priscilla. She kills interesting and likeable characters ([[WeHardlyKnewYe often soon after they're introduced and before they have the chance to be fleshed out]]), and she's so damn unkillable that it'll take an AssPull to finish her off.
** Perhaps an AssPull won't be needed after all, [[spoiler:as Teresa coming back was hinted at earlier in the story -- her presence inside of Clare was implied even as far back as Clare's first meeting with Miria, when Miria told Clare that Clare's rank bothered her because it had felt as if "the strongest was standing before [her]". Turns out that in a sense, it was true.]]
* LesYay: [[HoYay/{{Claymore}} So much that it gets its own page]].
** Loads and loads between Deneve and Helen.
* LoveToHate: Roxanne provoked more discussion than the vast majority of the post-TimeSkip cast and rapidly endeared herself to the Claymore fandom, if only by being utterly loathsome.
* MemeticMutation: ''* Ahem* '', [[foldercontrol]]

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** SUPERB!
** Chronos has reached fandom familiarity as being referred to as "[[http://fuckyeahclaymore.tumblr.com/post/35491216875/made-rebloggable-by-request Jesus.]]"
** '''''THE QUEEN IS BACK!''''' [[labelnote: Explanation (SPOILERS)]] As of chapter 149, it's revealed that Teresa was lying dormant inside of Clare the entire time, and she seems to be making a comeback through her now...[[/labelnote]]
* {{Moe}}: [[HeartwarmingOrphan Young Clare]], [[spoiler: pre-Awakening]] [[CuteClumsyGirl Priscilla]], and [[TykeBomb the Organization's trainees]]. [[spoiler: Awakened Priscilla]] has some Moe traits in her human form ([[InnocentFanserviceGirl wandering around naked]], randomly glomping Raki), but [[EldritchAbomination don't let them fool you]].
* MoralEventHorizon: One could rationalize the Organization's actions as those of a collective KnightTemplar WellIntentionedExtremist (lost sight of the goals, may need to go down, but at least thinking they serve some use), [[spoiler:then it's revealed they're the ones ''creating'' the Yoma]].
** [[spoiler:Roxanne's habit of MegaManning the signature techniques of more powerful Claymores then killing her teachers was born of a twisted internal logic that makes putting her down pretty much mandatory, but watching an Awakened Being ''rape and torture a far weaker Claymore to death without lifting a finger to help'' moved her from the "Cut her head off now please." category to the "Will someone invent the wood chipper so she can be fed to it feet first?" category in the eyes of many readers.]]
* NauseaFuel:
** A lot of the scenes where awakened beings are [[FreudWasRight suggestively impaling the claymores]] are very {{Squick}}y, especially in the [[BloodierAndGorier anime.]]
** Ophelia's molestation of Clare. EW.
* ParanoiaFuel: Are you ''sure'' that your family members are really them and not a yoma in disguise after it ate them?
** [[spoiler: With the revelation that Yoma are actually {{Body Surf}}ing parasites instead of monsters disguising themselves as their victims, yes.]]
* PeripheryDemographic: ''Claymore'' seems to get a dosage of female fan attention for a Shonen series, and it's obviously not because of the cast of {{Bishonen}} characters.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Post-TimeSkip, Raki attracts a lot less hate from fans of the series, because now he's [[TookALevelInBadass capable of actually taking an active role in the plot]].
* TheScrappy: Priscilla. [[spoiler: Her incredible power keeps being wanked and wanked, [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow there's no feasible way for her to be defeated]], she keeps [[SpotlightStealingSquad stealing the spotlight]] and finally betrays Raki despite everything, admitting she never cared about him nor Isley, and leaves him to be taken by the Organization. It also doesn't help at all that she killed Teresa.]]
* StoicWoobie: Raftela. Besides being created to kill other Claymores, she's kept away from them altogether, meaning she wasn't even allowed to bond with anyone like [[TrueCompanions the Ghosts or Anastasia and Nike did.]] [[spoiler:And [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming she decides to use what's left of her life for their sake anyway.]]]]
* TearJerker: [[{{TearJerker/Claymore}} Has its own page.]]
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter[=/=]TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[spoiler: Roxanne]] in a way was Clare's EvilCounterpart, so some people might feel that way about the they never meet.
* TooCoolToLive: Teresa, Jean, Flora, possibly Ilena. Miria would have counted had she not been spared by the other Claymores. The author admitted that if Teresa had survived or were somehow revived, he would have to rewrite the whole story.
** On the villain side, [[spoiler:Chronos and Octavia, as of chapter 149]]. Yes, they would have had to die eventually [[EvilIsCool but still...]]
* UncannyValley: Rubel. He's human alright, but... well, see TheUnsmile.
** In universe example: The Claymores themselves [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/10/14/c/read4e987a2444e1e/Claymore%20v01%20c01%20p025.png invoke this reaction]] [[http://img.batoto.net/comics/2011/10/14/c/read4e987a2444e1e/Claymore%20v01%20c01%20p026.png in some of the ordinary people.]]
* VillainSue: After many contenders, the true Villain Sue can only be, without a doubt, Priscilla.
* TheWoobie: By this point, it is easier to count the characters who are ''not'' Woobies on hand. The men of the organization, [[RapePillageAndBurn bandits]], Roxanne, and most male Awakened. Everyone else needs a hug, a glass of milk and a plate of cookies.
** Cassandra, a ShrinkingViolet who has, by chance, discovered a technique that she loathed but which propelled her to #1 of her generation. The only person who didn't loathe or fear her, [[spoiler:the nameless #35, was killed in a disgusting, brutal, and completely senseless manner due to a ManipulativeBitch's machinations]]. ''Then'', she was summarily executed by fellow Claymores. And on top of that, she was resurrected, brainwashed, sicked on her fellow warriors, and [[spoiler:eventually awakened, tricked to fight Priscilla--only to be devoured by her just as the Ghosts seemed to have offed her for good]].
** WoobieSpecies: All the Claymores were orphans who were unwillingly put through painful and life threatening surgery so that they could fight man-eating monsters. Even the strongest ones don't get to live very long.
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