A mercenary through and through, the fickle Klaws will sell his services out to whoever he thinks will benefit him the most. In the past, he's worked for Cy-Kill's forces and has even served the Master Renegade after abandoning the Renegade leader. When things are going south, Klaws tends to cut his losses and throw allies under the bus, abandoning even his fellow Monster GoBots in the dash to save his own skin.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Klaws, Bugsie, and Hornet left the Renegades after Cy-Kill took command so that they could search for the Master Renegade. When the Master Renegade resurfaced, they served as his henchmen when he launched an attack on Gobotron; while watching the destruction of Gobotron's prison moon, the Robo Rebels took the opportunity to sneak past the dazzled Monster GoBot.
At some point after this, the Monster GoBots defected back to Cy-Kill, and the Renegade leader welcomed them into the fold.
After Cy-Kill caught wind of a Guardian plan to manufacture Space Hawk interceptors, the Renegade leader ordered Klaws, Fitor, and Gunnyr to launch a three-way attack on the production facilities. They successfully attacked and saw off the Guardian Boomer units that had been stationed to defend the factories.
Klaws was one of the Renegades taken over by Doctor Braxis and the secret mind-control circuit in his Destabilizer Cannon upgrade. He was guarding the imprisoned Cy-Kill, Fitor, and Gunnyr with Bullseye when the circuit was disabled. Regaining his senses, Klaws freed his leaders and the Renegades escaped.
Cy-Kill Astro-Beamed Klaws and Slicks to Illinois to chase after Nick Burns and Scooter, who were trying to protect an electronic growth serum from the Renegades. Klaws then took part in the attack on Fermilab, but was seen off by Scooter, who had temporarily turned into a giant.
On another mission, Klaws and Scorp pursued Man-O-War and Dive-Dive in an underwater battle that ended with a pod of sentient whales. Cy-Kill tricked the whales into believing that the Guardians were responsible for polluting Earth's oceans, which lasted until the Guardians launched a covert underwater mission aimed to defraud Cy-Kill before the whale king Leviathan.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, Klaws and the Monster GoBots worked for the Master Renegade on Antares III, sentencing hapless prisoners to death in the Dactyl pit. Klaws and Pincher escorted the last Starriors of Zi to their deaths before turning their attentions to Hot Rod and Kup. Klaws acted as executioner, pulling the switch which dropped the victims into the pit. Unfortunately for the Monster GoBots, Hot Rod and Kup started a whirlpool, drawing the water and the Dactyls up to the surface of the pit. As fighting broke out between the Autobots, Dactyls, and GoBots, Klaws found himself crushed under the entrance doors when the Dinobots and RoGuns arrived, toppling the door onto him.
- Klaws (GoBots, 1986)
- Renegade Robot Monster
- ID Number: 60
- Klaws converts from robot into GoBotic attack pod. He was designed by Bandai as one of the Devil Invaders for the Machine Robo toyline, but was never released. His prototype was acquired by Tonka and used for the GoBots toyline instead.
- Klaws's Cybertronian-style body in the "Cataclysm universe" is modeled on Sharkticon from the Energon toyline with the head of Venom from the Generation 1 toyline.
- Klaws at the TFWiki