Ulysses Klaw was a physicist working on a device that converted sound waves into physical matter, but needed a metal called Vibranium to complete it. He attacked Black Panther's village, as they had a supply of it, and decimated the tribe with his sound weaponry, but Black Panther turned his own weapon on him, shattering Klaw's hand.
Klaw sought revenge and made a sonic glove weapon that he replaced his hand. He attacked Black Panther again, and was defeated by the Panther and the Fantastic Four. Frustrated, he leaped into his own sound converter, and was transformed into a being made of living sound. With his new powers he could project and shape sound-waves and was virtually indestructible.
He has joined several villain organizations, including the Masters of Evil and the Frightful Four. He is one of two the archenemies of Black Panther, (the other being Erik Killmonger), and his most recurring villain.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Main article: Ulysses Klaue (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Ulysses Klaue appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe played by Andy Serkis, who is most famous for his portrayal as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. He appears as a minor antagonist in Avengers Age of Ultron. Serkis will reprise his role as Klaue in the forthcoming Marvel movie Black Panther as the one of three main antagonists.