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The power to extend and retract sharp claws. Variation of Natural Weaponry.

Also Called

  • Claw Projection/Protrusion
  • Claws/Talons
  • Retractable Claws
  • Sharp Claws/Talons
  • Talon Retraction


The user can project and retract razor-sharp claws of energy, bone, metal, keratin, etc., from their fingertips/hands/fists for various (mostly offensive) purposes.






  • Claws may not be durable.
  • Extending/retracting claws may be painful.
  • May not be able to retract claws.
  • May take practice to retract claws.

Known Users

  • Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Beast (Marvel Comics)
  • Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Lady Deathstrike (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Cat (Marvel Comics)
  • Shathra (Marvel Comics)
  • Daken (Marvel Comics)
  • X-23 (Marvel Comics)
  • Kaine (Marvel Comics)
  • Wild Thing (Marvel Comics)
  • Spidercide (Marvel Comics)
  • Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Carnage (Marvel Comics)
  • Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Yolanda Montez/Wildcat (DC Comics)
  • Terry McGinnis/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Nails (DC Comics)
  • Killer Croc (DC Comics)
  • Abel Cuvier (Batman Beyond)
  • Shriek (Batman Beyond); via sound suit
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Crimson Heads (Resident Evil)
  • Garradors (Resident Evil 4)
  • Jennifer Tate (Primal)
  • Ferai (Primal)
  • Zazie Rainyday (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Chloe King (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
  • Mai (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)
  • Jon Talbain (Darkstalkers)
  • Jedah Dohma (Darkstalkers)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Lara-Su (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Barby Koala (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Turok-Han (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Pete Clarner (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Van-Tal demons (Angel)
  • Desdemona (Angel)
  • Slash (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Leatherhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Kurumu Kurono (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Ageha Kurono (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Yakon (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Eis Shenron (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Wildvine (Ben 10)
  • Ghostfreak (Ben 10)
  • Cannonbolt (Ben 10)
  • Kickin Hawk (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Whampire (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Highbreed (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Loboans (Ben 10/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Blitzwolfer
    • Yenaldooshi
  • Appoplexians (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ultimate Alien/Omniverse)
    • Rath
    • Vexx
    • Malice
    • Ultimate Rath
    • Ultimate Kevin
  • Piscciss Volanns (Ben 10/Ultimate Alien/Omniverse)
    • Ripjaws
  • Vulpimancers (Ben 10/Ultimate Alien)
    • Wildmutt
    • Kevin 11
  • Quentin (Demigod Blade Series)
  • Yugito Nii (Naruto)
  • Lust (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Meg Griffin (Family Guy); via Toxic Waste
  • Amy (EddEgg)
  • Toby (Fairy Tail)
  • Megabyte (ReBoot)
  • Heat/Agni (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga)
  • Jake Long (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Deathclaws (Fallout)
  • Wulf (Danny Phantom)
  • Hollow Ichigo (Bleach)
  • Humanoid Mutants (System Shock)
  • Users of Sith stalker armor (Star Wars)
  • Flip Troopa (Super Smash Stadium)
  • Captain Basilisx (Super Mario Bros. Z)
  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • Sabrewulf ( Killer Instinct )
  • Warp Darkmatter/Agent Z (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command)
  • Kusunoki Nami (Alive: The Final Evolution)
  • Jurgen Wulf (BloodRayne)
  • Lucas Winnick (No Ordinary Family)
  • Mina Harker (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
  • The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
  • Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Wolf O'Donnell (Star Fox/Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Ecliptor (Power Rangers in Space)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Patience Phillips (Catwoman)
  • Manny Rivera/El Tigre (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera)
  • Eric (One Piece)
  • Lorophage Demons (Angel & Faith)
  • Lord Recluse (City of Heroes)
  • Xenomorphs (Alien/Aliens vs. Predator)
  • Rayne (BloodRayne)
  • Godzilla (Godzilla)
  • Slash Man (Mega Man)
  • Vega (Street Fighter)
  • Purgatori (Purgatori)
  • General Scales (Star Fox Adventures)
  • InuYasha (InuYasha)
  • Tanya (Batman & Dracula: Red Rain)
  • Banjo (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Miyamoto Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Alucard (Hellsing Series)
  • Karl Ruprecht Kroenen (Hellboy/BRPD)
  • Mummified soldier (The Mummy Returns)
  • Kat (Kid vs Kat)
  • Pokémon who can learn "Scratch", "Slash", or "Fury Swipes" (Pokémon)
  • Tukson (RWBY)
  • Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Cat Noir (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir); via Cat Miraculous
  • Sabreon Cridius Noir (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Slitheens (Doctor Who)





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