- "You take over, keep eye on prisoner, me go for break!"
- —SharpClaw Soldier
The SharpClaw are a militaristic band of reptilian pirates geared towards taking control of planet Sauria. They are the games secondary antagonists, main soliders and servants of General Scales. Normal SharpClaw appear to be based on the Allosaurus, although they are much smaller and more humanoid, like other Anthropomorphic characters in the Star Fox series.
The SharpClaw have a very strong resemblance to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, except they have smaller legs, three fingers, and longer arms. Therefore, they share a closer relationship with RedEye tribe more than any other.
Equipment and WeaponryEdit
All variants of SharpClaw warriors wield shields and sharp weapons like maces and axes. They can also attack by swinging their tails and by ramming with their jaws open. Their technology includes sentry robots armed with lasers, repulsor sleds, computerized artillery cannons, deflector shields, missiles, and finally, a handful of spacecraft. Despite their basic intellegence, the soldiers are quite capable of operating these massive cannons and even different types of aircraft.
All SharpClaw warriors wear armor for defense. Spikes are located at the top of their helmets. BribeClaw are even more heavily armoured, equipped with plumed helmets and bone horned staffs.
The SharpClaw originated and were created from the second moon of Sauria, which crashed into the planet and became known as the Moon Mountain Pass. Eventually they left their home and spread all over Sauria.
The SharpClaw is one of the largest, most advanced, and most violent tribes on Sauria. Although their technology is considered outdated by most other worlds, they have overwhelmed the other, more primitive tribes.
The tribe leader was a self-proclaimed general known only as "Scales", who launches a full-scale campaign against the other tribes which nearly destroyed the planet Sauria. Although it was never revealed how they came to gain this technology, it is implied that it had to do with Andross's manipulation of the tribe, and more specifically their leader, General Scales. Another speculation is that General Scales, possibly under the influence of Andross, may have taken some of the higher technology left over from the Krazoa.
It is unknown what happened to them when they betrayed Scales, but during the Aparoid Invasion on Sauria, Slippy mentioned that they were wiped out. It is most likely that the survivors withdrew to one of the ancient catacombs or temples and dug in.
SHARPCLAW - Members of General Scales' army
- The SharpClaw insignia found on many crates, barrels, and on the belt piece of the tribe's armor widely resembles the swastika, the trademark symbol used by Nazi Germany during World War II. Many similarities have been made regarding the characteristics of the of the SharpClaw tribe and the Nazis, such as the abrasive, evil behavior, and many amongst the tribe deem themselves to be the "master race" on Dinosaur Planet due to their qualities, just like the Nazis deeming Aryans as the so called "master race." While General Scales' similarities to Adolf Hitler are debatable, there's no questioning the role the two play in each of their respective worlds.
- Most SharpClaws do not seem to be highly intelligent, as some are shoen to speak using incorrect vocabulary such as, "Wake up, somebody coming." or "You take over, keep eye on prisoner, me go for break." General Scales is the only SharpClaw with a perfect English (translated from Saurian) vocabulary.
- There are 6 kinds of SharpClaw warrior aside from General Scales himself. Grunts are the basic yellow, mace wielding type. Snowtroopers are the blue version of grunts that are found in colder places. Knights are the mid-sized SharpClaw who carry the shield and axe and they usually come in a green color. Brutes are the largest fightable SharpClaw, pale in color, three times the size of the average grunt, and a massive axe wielder. The largest type of SharpClaw is the BribeClaw, about the same height as General Scales, but they are blue and much more obese. There are only two in the game, with one at SnowHorn Wastes and one at Cape Claw, with each demanding 25 scarabs to pass. In the Volcano Force Point temple, Volcano guards wield shields and their skin color is olive green.