Real Name: Tzing Jao
Identity/Class: Human, probably mutate through a variety of formula and magics
Occupation: Would-be conqueror
Affiliations: Atlas Corporation, the Sept
Enemies: Golden Age Jimmy Woo
Silver Age Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, Dr.Doom, Mandarin
Known Relatives: Suwan (Jade Claw, grand-niece)
Aliases: Bhagwhan Sri Ananda, the One, Golden Claw, Master Plan, Plan Chu
Base of Operations: mobile
First Appearance: Yellow Claw #1 (Atlas, October 1956)
Powers/Abilities: The Claw possesses a range of telepathic abilities related to hypnosis and the generation of illusions. He is a master of both science and knows at least some sorcery. A genius chemist, he has significantly lengthened his lifespan, using an elixir to stave off aging. He is a master of many martial arts.
History: (Invaders I #41) The Yellow Claw was operating out of New York's Chinatown when he encountered the Japanese agent Lady Lotus.
(Yellow Claw #1-4, ga) During the 1950's the Yellow Claw employed a number of plans to conquer America, but was constantly thwarted by FBI agent Jimmy Woo.
(What If? I #9, Marvel: Lost Generation #7, 3, Strange Tales I #160,161, 162-167, Captain America I #164-167, Iron Man I #69-71, 75,77, Nova #16-18, Avengers I #204,205, Marvel Fanfare I #31,32, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD II #12-14) The Yellow Claw continued to try to conquer the United States over the next few decades, battling a group of 1950's heroes, the First Line, a revived Captain America, Iron Man, Nova, the Avengers and Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Comments: One of only a handful of villains to command their own title, and also one of the first Golden Age characters who got revived at the advent of the new Marvel era in the 1960s.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
anyone else who is Yellow or has a Claw
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