Characters / Claw
Nathaniel Joseph ClawThe Hero
of this story, he's a pirate captain who happens to be known and feared across the Seven Seas. After being captured by Le Rauxe and sent to the infamous La Roca prison, he finds a posthumous note from Edward Tobin, a long-dead prisoner who resided in Claw's cell before him. Tobin's note tells the story about Amulet of Nine Lives—an artifact that not only grants its wielder the aforementioned nine lives, but also great magical power. Intrigued, Claw decides to break out of the prison and obtain the Amulet.
- A Father to His Men: Captain Claw looks after his men, and finding them is his second major objective. Once he does find them, he encourages them to look for a ship while he braves the perils of the final approach to the Amulet on his own.
- Art Shift: Cutscene!Claw looks somewhat different from Game!Claw or Cover!Claw.
- Awesome, yet Impractical: His Magic Claw attack—it'll rip through anything in his path with the exception of bosses, but you get so few pickups for it that it's best saved for the endgame foes.
- Badass Adorable: Captain Claw is a cat and looks kinda cute with his royal-blue uniform and the kitten look on his face. However, he's also one tough pirate who fights his way through all the mooks and bosses on his own!
- Badass in Distress: The game starts off with him being captured by Le Rouxe, he escapes on his own shortly after.
- Badass Longcoat: His blue tailcoat certainly adds to his appearance.
- Badass Mustache: The way his snout is drawn can come off looking like a mustache in the cutscene artstyle.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He may ask player to bring him something from the kitchen from time to time should the player forget to pause the game.
- Cats Are Magic: His Magic Claw skill
- Cats Are Snarkers: He's a cat and is quite snarky.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has smartass comments directed at the situation, his enemies or even you.
- Distracted by My Own Sexy: One of his remarks is "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the handsomest cat of all..."
- Hand Blast: His Magic Claw attack, a shimmering projectile blast that takes out anything in its path.
- Idle Animation: If you don't move him, Captain Claw will start saying things like, "Hello, I'm not getting any younger!" - "I'm growing impatient!" - "At least bring me something back from the kitchen." - "I'm waiting!" Mostly in a very snide tone.
- It's Personal: Le Rauxe's sinking his ship and imprisoning him made the arrogant dog top on Captain Claw's hit list. Claw also seems to have a bitter personal history with Katherine, Marrow, and Red-Tail.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: In addition to his cutlass, pistol, and Magic Claw, the good captain can hurl sticks of dynamite at foes.
- Super Drowning Skills: Considering he's a pirate and therefore, someone who should be able to swim... Oh well, Gameplay and Story Segregation.
- Or Fridge Brilliance, seeing as he's a cat. Historically, cats and water don't get along well...
- Sword and Gun: Claw wields both a cutlass and a flintlock pistol with equal skill.
Tropes applying to bosses in general:
- No Sell: Unless specified otherwise, all bosses are immune to your pistol, dynamite and magic claw. As such, you must rely solely on your sword skills.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: You can try... but you'll just waste the precious ammunition that you collected earlier.
A French dog and naval commander who happens to be working for the Spaniards. He managed to capture Claw in the opening cinematic, sunk his ship, and sent him to La Roca to await execution. He's the first boss the player will face, and quite disappointingly—yet thankfully, given his status as the first boss—he's more or less a Warmup Boss
. In a stroke of coincidence, he holds the first gem for the Amulet of Nine Lives.
- Faux Affably Evil: His politeness to Claw in the opening cinematic is poisoned with a mocking undertone, and he cheerfully informs Claw that his stay in La Roca—the last place he'll see before his execution—will be particularly uncomfortable.
- French Jerk: If his name is any indication.
- Real Men Wear Pink: His clothes are violet and purple, and boast frills.
- Sissy Villain: His voice is soft, his movements are decidedly limp and he wears violet clothes with frills.
- Softspoken Sadist: Both in the cut scenes and when Claw enters his room, his voice is low, silky, and soft...all of which are done in such a way as to accentuate the fact that he's quite evil.
- Sword Fight: Notably, he's one of the few bosses who duels Claw properly with a blade. All the others rely on more exotic weapons or gimmicks.
She's a cat who used to serve under Claw, but got kicked out because of her recklessness and sloth. Currently resides in Thieves' forest and is the second boss. As you have probably guessed, she also has one gem.
The wolf Magistrate of El Puerto Del Lobo, the owner of third gem, and the third boss.
- Anti-Villain: He just happens to stand in Claw's way and doesn't seem hostile (like Aquatis) nor is he somehow related to Claw's past.
- Hand Blast: Six of them, creating a barrage that's really hard to avoid. Even after nerf, it can still chip away up to 30 hp.
- Noble Wolf: A rare example of the antagonistic variety. He's a villain but he has no personal grudge against the heroes.
- Power Fist
Red Tail's second-in-command. He's quite vain, preferring to let others do the fighting for him while he preens and attacks from a distance. As the fourth boss, he also happens to be carrying a gem for the Amulet of Nine Lives.
Joseph Marrow"An old friend"
of Claw, the leader of pirates from Pirates' Cove, the fifth boss and the owner of the fifth gem.
- Acrofatic: Dodges attacks like crazy and is noticeably rounder than other bosses.
- Loyal Animal Companion: He owns a parrot who fights for him tooth and nail.
- Marathon Boss: It takes time to defeat him because first you have to fight his attacking parrot, plus the parrot can transport him to save him from Claw's fighting.
- Sword and Gun: He attacks Claw with a sword, a powerful gun and he sends his parrot at him. His combo is quite deadly.
A king of undersea caves, a giant, fat... octopus thing. Immune to everything you have
which forces you to look for an alternative solution to fight him. The sixth boss and an owner of the sixth gem.
Claw's greatest enemy, though sadly we do not know that much about him. The penultimate boss and an owner of two gems. Unlike other bosses before him, he gets out of the fight alive (or at least in one piece).
- Abnormal Ammo: whatever he fires from his gun, it's definitely not a normal projectile. Given Red Tail's Evil Counterpart status to Claw, it might be even magical in nature.
- Advancing Wall of Doom: Inverted. While the wall in question does exist in the Boss Room, you will be the one who'll end up advancing on it.
- Blow You Away: If you hear "Western Wind, come forth!", you can consider yourself screwed.
- Boss Arena Idiocy: Inverted. If anything, his Boss Room is designed so it can enhance his attacks and there's no power-up for you to pick up.
- Boss Banter: Compared to other bosses, he talks surprisingly much. He's also the only boss to grunt when hit.
- Damage-Sponge Boss: The only way to beat Red Tail is to hit him until he stops moving. The fact that he'll only allow two hits at the time considerably lengthens the fight.
- Evil Counterpart: To his rival Claw: both are felines, both are experienced and respected captains, both fight with many weapons, both are among the very few characters who can appear to use magic. One dresses in blue and tan while the other dresses in red and black. Despite the similarities, Claw is shown to have a moral code and is good to his crew, while Red Tail appears to care only about himself and is much more willing to use dirty moves.
- Hand Cannon: Owns one and uses it from time to time.
- King of Beasts: He is a lion, and is very ambitious and prideful.
- Red and Black, Keep Back: his outfit is colored like this, and he's one of the game's main antagonists.
The Final Boss
and a guardian of the Amulet. How does he know Claw is anyone's guess. Noted as notoriously hard among the fanbase.
- Kill It with Fire: Not the man himself (although he's surrounded by a fire shield), but the traps in his Boss Room are basically made of this trope.
- Kill It with Ice: He is surrounded by an ice shield once you get rid of the fire shield. And then the circle repeats.
- Puzzle Boss: During the first phase, you need certain weapon power-up to damage him.
Edward TobinPosthumous Character
, but the one who sets the whole plot into motion. It is his note about the Amulet that is found by Claw in La Roca.