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History 
Red Claw and her cover organization, Multigon, stormed into Gotham City intent on stealing armaments of both mechanical and biological nature. Her moves were swift and organized: she frequently evaded police capture and even Batman's tracking. Under the guise of a resort, Red Claw acquired numerous armaments and built a small military silo. From there, she hatched the next portion of her plan: acquire a government plague capable of wiping out all life within a 10 mile radius. And though Batman had finally tracked the terrorist to a crime scene, he was unable to stop her.

The one and only Red Claw

 

Meanwhile, Multigon's operations had attracted the attention of Selina Kyle. An animal rights activist, Kyle had been fighting to acquire the same land Multigon had purchased to establish a mountain lion preservation. Though Catwoman had broken into the Multigon facility to attain incriminating evidence, she discovered some of Red Claw's plans. 
 
Red Claw, however, was not caught unaware, and her men tracked Catwoman and discovered her identity: Selina Kyle. Capitalizing on the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, she ordered Selina's assassination. Bruce Wayne's evasive driving, however, foiled the attempt.  

With the acquisition of the plague, Red Claw moved her plan to its third phase: blackmail. Threatening to destroy the city, she demanded $1 billion. Both Batman and Catwoman broke into Multigon to stop the terrorist, but were overwhelmed by both her men and her planning.

Red Claw threatening to release the plague

 

Red Claw had never truly planned on releasing the plague into Gotham; the risk was far too high, and holding on to such a deadly weapon was equally dangerous. However, the resort was built over an underground fallout shelter; using acid as a method of time delay, she activated the chemicals, intending to kill the captive Batman and Catwoman. The two broke free, and while Catwoman escaped the facility,  
 
Batman destroyed the plague (and, incidentally, the building). Though her operation was lost, Red Claw cornered Catwoman, and began mercilessly beating the thief. However, the same wildlife her foundation had been displacing came to Catwoman's aid; a mountain lion attacked the terrorist. As police flooded the scene, Red Claw had no means of escape, and she was arrested.

 

Red Claw was one of the few BM:TAM exclusive characters not be crossed over into comics


Red Claw resurfaces again in the final episode of the series, this time to unintentionally cause trouble for Batman himself by abducting his butler Alfred Pennyworth and his cousin Frederick upon learning that they are the only two ex-soldiers of the British Secret Service who know the full code to a missile capable of turning an entire city into rubble.  
 
Red Claw has her men abduct them and take them to her new hideout in London, England, the country she plans to blackmail with the missile unless she is paid five billion pounds (although her true intention is to destroy London after giving them a "two minute warning"). Batman and Robin travel to London and find Red Claw's hideout, where they manage to defeat Red Claw's men just as she learns the firing code from Alfred via a truth serum.   

Red Claw mocks Batman via t.v. screen



 

Batman hurries to the Batwing and chases the missile, determining to destroy it before it hits Trafalgar Square. Red Claw knocks Robin out and manages to climb into the Batwing before it takes off, resulting in another fight between Batman and Red Claw in which Red Claw pulls Batman's mask off by accident. Infuriated, Batman ejects the passenger seat in which Red Claw was sitting, and she is launched out of the Batwing and into the River Thames.     

 

Red Claw is one of the very few villians to see Batman's true face

 

Abilities and Equipment 

Though she had no explicit metahuman powers, Red Claw was an expert martial artist. She was also an expert tactician. This combination lent itself well to her terroristic ideals and methods, and she was a natural leader for her cause. As such, she had access to a wide variety of weaponry (both biological and mechanical), as well as numerous henchmen working under her, ranging from thieves to businessmen.  

Red Claw is a expert marksman

Red Claw is also a master martial artist

 

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