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Clayton Hendrick Maure

Alias: Claymore

Place of birth: Charlotte, NC, USA

Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde
Height: 6' 2''
Weight: 255 lbs.
Race: Human

Occupation: WetWorks operative; heavy artillery, demolitions
Legal status: U.S. citizen with a criminal record
Group affiliation: Special Forces Detachment Delta (Delta Force)
Team 7

Story: Very little has been revealed about Clayton Maure. He was a sergeant in the Delta Force and was transferred to Team 7 at some point [8].

On a mission to the Transylvania with the Team 7 at the time, what was supposed to be a biological weapon held by a loosing faction in the Balkan was actually a nanotech alloy which was essentially a non-carbon based life form. In reality, Team 7 was supposed to retrieve or destroy the alloy before it fell into the hands of the Vampire Nation. The mission didn't go as planned, and Team 7 was exposed to the alloy which bound itself to their skin and acted like a living armor. Realizing something was wrong, Miles Craven ordered the supporting troops to kill Dane and his team, but Mother-One who had herself been exposed to the alloy before the team helped taking out the troops and save Team 7 [2].

After the Balkan mission, Dane and his team was approached by Armand Waering, who took them back to the States and tried to help them use their new golden armor [3]. As the symbiote had been developed by Waering industries [8], and Waering himself was connected to the Night Tribe and had his own agenda, the team was shortly after sent out on a mission to prevent the release of a viral agent by the Night Tribe. The mission succeeded in the sense that the virus was stopped, but Flattop and Crossbones were killed, and Grail and Dozer were changed [4, 5].

After the mission, Claymore's symbiote started to adapt to his body specifically. The symbiote became able to link to weapons system automatically, giving Claymore mental control of the weapons. At the same time, the symbiote began to develop a low level telepathic ability towards the other symbiotes in the group [5].

Claymore stayed with WetWorks until he was killed fighting Drakken and his vampires [6].

With the changes in the nature of the universe from Captain Atom's visit [1], Claymore somehow came back to life and WetWorks [7].

Skills & abilities: The symbiote covering the body acts as a living armor and gives a low level telepathic ability towards the other carriers of a similar symbiote. Claymore's symbiote has the additional ability to interface with weapons systems, giving him mental control over the weapons he carries.

Continuity: WildStorm
Publisher(s): Malibu Comics
DC Comics
First app.: WildC.A.T.S (Vol. 1) #2 (1992)
Creator(s): Whilce Portacio
Brandon Choi
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- WildStorm Characters
- Ab-Death
- Armand Waering/Jaquar
- Dexter LeMoyne/Jester
- Dragoness/Blood Queen
- Drakken
- Jackson Dane/Dane
- Jason Phillips/Flattop
- Joel Alonday II/Grail
- Joseph Mendoza/Bulldozer/Dozer
- Maritza Blackbird/Pilgrim
- Miles Craven
- Nathan Blackbird/Blackbird
- Nicholas Jones/Crossbones
- Persephone
- Rachel Rhodes/Mother-One

  1. Captain Atom: Armageddon (2005 series) #8
    DC Comics, August 2006
  2. WetWorks (1994 series) #1
    Image Comics, June 1994
  3. WetWorks (1994 series) #2
    Image Comics, August 1994
  4. WetWorks (1994 series) #3
    Image Comics, September 1994
  5. WetWorks (1994 series) #4
    Image Comics, November 1994
  6. WetWorks (1994 series) #35
    Image Comics, November 1997
  7. WetWorks (2006 series) #9
    DC Comics, July 2007
  8. WetWorks Source Book (1994 series) #1
    Image Comics, October 1994