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.
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 secondary antagonist.
Lego Marvel Superheroes 2
Klaw appears as a playable character and boss in the video game Lego Marvel Superheroes 2. He is working for Hydra and is tasked to collect Vibranium in Wakanda from Man-Ape. Klaw is first seen playing music with his sonic arm that Man-Ape and a Vibranium Hydra soldier dance off to. Klaw is later seen with Tactical Force and Bowman after Spider-Man, Mrs. Marvel, Black Panther, and She-Hulk encounter him. Klaw manages to get rid of She-Hulk as he pulls on a lever, causing the mine cart She Hulk is standing on to roll away. Klaw then makes his escape and dispatches Man-Ape. After the heroes defeat Man-Ape, they catch up to Klaw who is about to escape into a portal summoned by Kang. Klaw was about to fire his sonic arm at Black Panther, but had difficulties at first. As Klaw quickly manages to fix it, he fires a sonic wave at Black Panther as he was about to strike him, knocking him over along with Spider-Man and Mrs. Marvel.
Klaw then arrives at the Hydra Empire dimension and helps Arnim Zola create Vibranium soldiers. As soon as Captain America, Star-Lord and Black Panther arrive at Hydra's headquarters, Arnim Zola appears before them, aiming a giant laser at them. Captain America uses his shield to deflect the ray and destroy the laser beam. Klaw later appears as a boss fighting alongside with Tactical Force and Bowman. In the end, Klaw was defeated.