Inspired by He-Man.org’s Roast Gooble Dinner podcast, welcome to PGPoA’s latest MOTUC Bio Discussion!
Real Name: Pronounced through a series of claw clicks
A member of the Karikoni, an Eternian race of crustacean warriors, “Clawful” as he was known outside of Orkas Island, became a core member of Skeletor’s Evil Warriors after he saved Beast Man’s life from a Seclapoid attack. Clawful’s hard shell protects him from both extreme heat and cold. Under a spell cast by Evil Lyn, Clawful’s dull wits were enhanced, turning him into a keen warrior and strategist. He fought alongside Skeletor, leading a battalion of Skeleton Warriors during the Second Ultimate Battle Ground. Clawful uses his dreadful claw to work his evil will!
Not a whole lot to discuss in this bio. Clawful gets a race (the Karikoni), a home area (Orkas Island), and a goofy real name. The Orkas Island reference comes from the Millennium cartoon, while according to Mattel, the Karikoni name is “based on some root words for fish and crab animals.”
The weird thing here is the idea of Evil-lyn casting a spell to make Clawful into a “keen warrior and strategist.” This seems to be a response to the disappointingly dumb Clawful from the Millennium cartoon, who was played primarily for laughs; since everything in the MOTUC-verse has to be more “grown up,” Clawful gets to be a bit smarter. Kind of a clumsy plot device, though, and one these bios have fallen back on many times.
In the end, I find this bio as average as the figure.