‘Claymore’ was a respected atomic physicist in his native Haiti when the dictator François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier came to power.
After government thugs murdered his wife and family, Claymore fled to Miami and became an American citizen but was forced to turn to crime to survive. To his own amazement he rose through the ranks of the underworld like a rocket.
His intellect, natural charisma and ruthless pragmatism forged a criminal empire that stretched down the east coast and deep into Latin America.
As a crime boss he destroyed his rivals and spurned alliance proposals until the S.W.O.R.D. approached him with an irresistible offer: they would provide the facilities to restart his atomics research if he helped them to ‘liberate’ the world’s underdeveloped nations.
Claymore has an unshakable hatred of superstition, derived from Papa Doc’s use of Voodoo to terrorize Haiti into submission.