“Peace is maintained through the preparation for war.”

Affiliation: Maximals
Function: Infantry battle commander
Alternate mode: Polar bear ( Ursus maritimus)
Japanese name: ホワイトクロー White Claw

First Cartoon Appearance: None

First comic appearance: Beast Wars: The Gathering #1

Profile: When Polar Claw bellows an order, he expects it to be obeyed with haste and precision. This one-bot wrecking crew uses his fangs and claws to demolish his enemies. He uses the environment to his favor, setting traps or hiding and waiting. His battle instincts are second to none. He has developed a strong friendship with his soldier Wolfang. The two spend many cycles patrolling the frozen northern regions together. They talk about tactics, memories, and aspirations. Polar Claw's rough and tough exterior belies his compassion and understanding. He is an excellent leader, able to ascertain extreme conditions and make snap decisions with precision. His soldiers have complete faith when he makes those decisions, knowing that he takes nothing lightly. He was a young soldier during the end of the great war and saw many of his comrades destroyed through poor command decisions. He vowed that he would never order troops to their deaths. In battle, he is very aggressive, plowing through Predacon troops with his claws, making them look like a giant scrap yard. He leads by example, giving of himself completely. The Maximals are proud to fight alongside and for him, and he draws as much motivation from them as he gives.

Abilities: Housed within him is a robotic bat. It is capable of flight and loaded with sensors and communications. Polar Claw can use it to alert himself or others of impending danger. He can also use it to contact Maximal base from far away. While the bat is not sentient, it is programmed to aid Polar Claw in any situation.

Weaknesses: Polar Claw takes on the most difficult missions himself, even if someone else is better suited for it.

polarclaw.jpg (56926 bytes) POLAR CLAW

A foot soldier with a hunter's instinct, this ballistic bear is equipped to command front line infantry battles against the evil Predacons.  Along with his savage teeth and ferocious fangs, his most devastating weapons include a quick firing robotic bat, which features sonar sensors to detect enemies and alert Polar Claw for combat at all times -and at all cost.

Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 6
Rank: 8
Courage: 9
Firepower: 8
Skill: 7

Bibliography of significant appearances:

*Beast Wars: The Gathering #1: Stasis pod on prehistoric Earth awakened and chronal phase realigned by Razorbeast.

Other appearances: There have not been any other characters with the name Polar Claw. However, this mold was used to make Barbearian/ Grizzly-1, a 1998 BotCon Japan exclusive; as well as Survive, a Japanese Beast Wars Neo character.

*Note: While the robotic bat that comes with Polar Claw is considered part of him, the bats that come with Barbearian and Survive are considered their own individuals.

More Toy Pix: 
robot mode 1a
robot mode 1c
robot mode 1d
robot mode 1e
robot mode 1f
beast mode 2b
beast mode 2c
beast mode 2e

More comics pix:
art by Don Figueroa
published by IDW Comics,
Beast Wars: The Gathering
beast mode 2a

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