Real Name: William Liu

Identity/Class: Human (Chinese), cyborg

Occupation: Chief scientist of the Yellow Claw

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Avengers (former) Yellow Claw

Enemies: Yellow Claw

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Yellow Claw's island, South China sea

First Appearance: Avengers I#204 (February, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: William Liu was presumably a genius in more than one field of science to have qualified as the Yellow Claw's chief scientist. Parts of his body had been replaced with bionic parts, but aside from containing an explosive device the Yellow Claw could detonate, he demonstrated no unusual abilities.

History: (Avengers I#204) - William Liu served the Yellow Claw on his island within a protective dome, as the Yellow Claw began to gather eminent women to serve as the mothers of his children. As he and the Yellow Claw toured their facilities, they saw the Wasp fly past, and mistook her for an insect. Realizing that their dome was no longer secure, the Yellow Claw sounded an alert, and eventually discovered that the Avengers were on his island. He had William Liu bring them to see him, and learned that they had come in response to a distress call from Shu Han. When the Yellow Claw simply allowed Shu Han to leave with them, they departed. After they were gone, the Yellow Claw revealed to Liu that his ultimate goal was to sterilize mankind, making his offspring the only humans left alive.

(Avengers I#205) - Horrified by the Yellow Claw's intentions, Liu came to the Avengers to warn them of the Yellow Claw's plans, but the Yellow Claw was aware of his treachery, and set off a bomb inside of his chest that killed him. Before dying, Liu gave the Avengers coordinates to the site of the Claw's missile base in Australia, so that they would have a chance to stop him.

Comments: Created by Jim Shooter, Bob Budiansky, David Michelinie, Don Newton and Dan Green.

by Prime Eternal

William Liu should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#204, page 11, panel 9
Avengers I#205, page 6, panel 4

Avengers I#205 (March, 1981) - Bob Budiansky & David Michelinie (writers), Alan Kupperberg (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)

Last updated: 11/23/04

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