Klaw for Champions

Real name: Ulysses Klaw
Other known aliases: Master of Sound
Occupation: Professional criminal, former vice president of Demonica, former physicist.
Current group affiliation: None
Past group affiliations: Masters of Evil VI, Masters of Evil II, Frightful Four, Secret Wars Villains. Former henchman of Doctor Doom and Doctor Demonicus.
Major enemies: Black Panther, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Ka-Zar and Thunderbolts.
First appearance: Fantastic Four #53
Origin: Fantastic Four #53
Description: Klaw appears to be a red humanoid with no nose and a sound amplifier for a right hand. He has red eyes. He has no hair and is 5'11'' tall.


43     STR     33
14     DEX     12
20     CON     20
12     BODY     4
13     INT      3
13     EGO      6
18     PRE      8
 4     COM     -3
14     PD       5
 9     ED       5
 4     SPD     16
13     REC      0
40     END      0
44     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 109

Powers, Skills and Equipment

27     9/9 Armor     
30     Life Support,doesn't breathe,doesn't eat/sleep/excrete,safe     
        in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe in heat/cold,     
        immune to disease,immune to aging     
42     MP (84),"Sonic blaster.",OAF(-1)     
 6m    43 STR TK                                                   6
 4m    8/8 Force Wall,opaque                                       4
 4m    15" Flight,x8 Non-Combat                                    3
 1u    -0 Images,Sight,Hearing Group                               2
 8     1 BODY Regen,Not in total silence.(-1/4)     
10     2 Levels: with Telekinesis.,related group     
 3     SC: Metallurgy 12-,(INT based)     
 3     SC: Physics 12-,(INT based)     
 3     SC: Sonics 12-,(INT based)     
Powers Cost: 141


Base Points: 100
20     Distinctive,"Red skin, no nose, silly hand.",not
15     Physical Lim,"Goes dormant in a vacuum.",infrequently,fully
15     Psych Lim,"Vengeful",common,strong
10     Psych Lim,"Hates the Black Panther and Songbird.",uncommon,
10     Public ID,"Ulysses Klaw"
15     Susc,"to Vibranium.",uncommon,effect is instant,3D6
25     Susc,"to Darkness vs. sound.",uncommon,per phase,3D6
15     Rep,"Insane criminal.",occur 11-,extreme reputation
10     Rivalry,"with the Crimson Cowl III.",professional,in
        superior position
15     Unluck,3D6
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: Ulysses Klaw was a scientist specializing in applied sonic physics. Many years ago, he was assigned a project to produe a sonic converter that cound convert sound waves into physical mass. In order to procure a key component, Klaw organized and led several mercenaries to infiltrate the African nation Wakanda to steal a deposit of vibranium. Coming into conflict with the Wakandans, Klaw ordered his men to kill the leader, T'Chaka, in cold blood. T'Challa, later the Black Panther, witnessed his father's death, and used Klaw's own sonic blaster against him, ultimately shattering Klaw's right hand. Klaw fled back to civilization, and acquired a claw-like prosthetic which had a sonic-force blaster built into it.

Returning many years later to Wakanda, Klaw was opposed by the new ruler, the Black Pather, and the Fantastic Four. At the end of the battle, Klaw threw himself onto his massive sonic converter he had brought along, and was transformed into a creature of living sound. He was still defeated by the Fantastic Four, but was later freed from prison by the first Crimson Cowl to join the Masters of Evil and fight the Avengers, although they were defeated. Klaw has since embarked on many villains deeds, including a partnership with Solarr to defeat the Avengers, allying with the extradimensional Sheenarians to help them invade Earth (stopped by Ka-zar,) finding a new body for the discorporated Molecule Man, and often battling the Fantastic Four, and even once the Impossible Man.

In a battle with Black Panther, the Panther turned Klaw's own sonic blaster on himself and Klaw's sound body was apparently disintegrated. His sonic converter was then taken to Project: Pegasus for research, when Solarr, another captive of the Project, was accidently freed. Solarr then found Klaw's device and ended up reconsistuting Klaw's body. Their escape attempt failed, however, and Klaw was imprisoned for further study. Later, when Dazzler was having her powers tested at the Project, Klaw tricked her into setting him free. Ultimately, Dazzler used her mutant powers to absorb Klaw's sound body (and, effectively, his consciousness.) Later, when abord Galactus' spaceship, Klaw's body and essence was absorbed by the alien technology when Dazzler used her powers inside.

When Galactus, among other heroes and villains, were assembled by the Beyonder for study, Dr. Doom inadvertantly freed a slightly more insane Klaw from Galactus' ship. Doom then used Klaw's connection to the alien technology to siphon off massive amounts of the ship's energy, eventually confronting the Beyonder. Doom believed he successfully defeated the Beyonder, who actually hid inside Klaw's form, although the Beyonder later restored his power into himself and sent Doom and Klaw to Earth.

Klaw was a member of the Frightful Four under the Wizard who attacked the Fantastic Four. He was captured and taken to the Vault. He was among the prisoners who tried to break out of the Vault but were stopped by Freedom Force and the Avengers (The Vault Graphic Novel).

He did eventually escape the vault along with a number of other criminals (Avengers Spotlight #26).

Thunderbolts #3 Klaw provided the music at the wedding of the Absorbing Man and Titania II. He was recruited by the Crimson Cowl III to become a member of the Masters of Evil VI (Thunderbolts #3), and has faced the Thunderbolts a number of times. He has an ongoing grudge against Songbird for using his sound technology in her equipment.

Thunderbolts #20 Powers: Klaw is a being composed of pure sound, with a right hand that has been replaced by a sound amplifier. He is able to generate sound as well as create solid sound constructs of great detail. These constructs are opaque red and usually take the shape of large animals that do his bidding. Although Klaw cannot be killed by a perfect vacuum, his sound body goes dormant without a medium that conducts sound for it to exist in. He does not need to eat or breath, and no longer ages.

Links to other Klaw pages:
  • https://www.angelfire.com/mi/spiderman/klaw.html
  • http://www.classicmarvel.com/cast/klaw.htm
  • http://www.crosswinds.net/~leaderslair/marvelvillains/klaw.html
  • http://www.users.xeroanime.com/~handbook/jklm/klaw.htm
  • http://www.sigma.net/burch/klaw/klaw.html

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
    Last Updated - February, 2002

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.