Pete Ward
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Claws is a scarer at Monsters, Inc.


Claws is a blue crocodile-like monster with razor-sharp claws and horrifying breath. He is very good friends with Lanky Schmidt and George Sanderson.

In Monsters, Inc., Claws appears on the Scare Floor in Monsters, Inc. and the sushi restaurant. On the Scare Floor, he runs out of a door screaming because the child he was trying to scare almost touched him. He then proceeds to cry while his assistant calls in a door shredder, making that door the 58th lost in the week. While watching Mike's company play Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me, he gets emotional during Mike's singing and starts crying, to which his assistant slaps him and says, "Keep it together, man!" (like how he did earlier in the film when Claws was crying because the kid got close to him).

Although Claws does not physically appear in Monsters University, his picture can be seen on a Scare Card during the credits. It is also revealed in Monsters University that he graduated from Fear Tech and formerly worked at Fear Co.

Claws has also appeared in Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena for Nintendo GameCube as 1 of 5 available playable characters.


Claws's persona is much like the other employees at Monsters, Inc., as he is a serious worker that acts tough and has a large amount of self-confidence. However, Claws' emotions can get in the way of this sometimes, and he is often insecure with controlling his moods.


Claws has a blue skin tone, with four long nails on each of his hands. He also has tentacles for arms.



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  • As Claws runs out of the door, the "Killin' Paul Bunyan" poster from Sid's room in Toy Story can be seen before he slams the door shut. This could imply that the child in question may or may not be Sid Philips.
  • He does have a dinosaur roar just like that Sulley does have a lion roar.


  • "The kid almost touched me. She got this close to me!"
  • "I could have been dead! I could have died!"