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- “Don't let him corner you. And don't give him a moment's mercy. He'll rip your throat out.”
Claw (also known as Claw Guy and Fork Guy) was the name of a powerful vampire and former member of the Order of Aurelius. Despite having left the Order, Claw remained in Sunnydale following his disgrace.
This vampire had gained a place in certain records for displeasing the Master and cutting his hand off in penance, only to replace said hand with three large, metal claws. He hunted in the area of Sunnydale's Weatherly Park, where he practically shredded a homeless man. He also fought Angel, and caused him a heavy injury on his arm.
Buffy Summers, the Slayer, tracked him down and chased him off the park. Claw tried to attack Natalie French, but was severely frightened when he sensed her real nature. Days later, while in search of Xander Harris, Buffy captured and used the vampire to track down to find the place of residence of the She-Mantis before he cut loose and attacked Buffy. In the ensuing fight, Buffy managed to stake him with a broken piece of wooden fence.
Behind the scenes
- Claw is also the first example of how vampires cannot regenerate severed limbs.
- His human face is never shown.
- His portrayer is unknown
- Claw is one of several vampires who are never seen or heard dusting when killed in the first season.