|This article is about a/an zord in Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai.|
- "ClawZord, I need you!"
- ―Antonio summoning the ClawZord[src]
The Samurai ClawZord is the Gold Samurai Ranger's second Zord, that resembles a Lobster. Antonio stores it, along with the OctoZord, in his fish cooler. Like the rest of the Zords, it appears to have some sort of animalistic intelligence.
The Clawzord was critically damaged in battle many years ago and Ji, now recognising Antonio as part of the team and acknowledging his symbol power and technical skills, gives it to him to repair. It becomes his personal Megazord. It is utilized the same way as the OctoZord and the FoldingZords by enlarging it with samurai symbols.
Powers and abilities
- Strength: The Clawzord, even in its original animal like form, was strong enough to pick up and throw Splitface with its pincer claws.
- Claw Mauling: The Clawzord can maul its enemies by jabbing them multiple times in the torso with its pincer claws. It only did this to Splitface and Epoxar.
- Claw Spinners: The Clawzord can charge red energy into its pincer claws to geneate massive red energy disks to throw at the enemies strong enough to knock down two lines of giant Moogers.
- Energy Streak: The Clawzord can prep itself, charging itself up with multi-colored energy, before flying off the ground and slamming through enemies hard enough to kill them. This was only used to finish off the last group of giant Moogers in the episode "Broken Dreams."
- Claw Battlezord Transformation: The ClawZord can transform into a Megazord like mode called the Claw Battlezord.
The Claw Battlezord is the battle mode of the ClawZord and Antonio's personal Megazord. It has 4 modes that are changed by Antonio spinning a disc that appears next to him in the cockpit. Listed below are the three modes that do not use other Zords in a combination.
Claw Battlezord East
Claw Battlezord East: Primary/default battle form with a red face. This formation lacks any weapons of any sort and fights solely with its fists.
Its finisher, and the formation's finishing attack as a whole, is the Claw Pincher Slash where it extends its lobster claws down onto its arms before unleashing a massive red double energy slash from its claws. In the episode "Boxed In", just two slashes were able to annihilate an entire army of giant Moogers.
Claw Battlezord West
Claw Battlezord West: Second battle mode with a green face that uses the Claw Zord's tail as a fan-like weapon and was strong enough to deflect three volleys worth of arrows.
Claw Battlezord South
Claw Battlezord South: Third battle mode with a blue face which wields swords made from the ClawZord's face and attacks with the formation's super move, the Double Katana Strike where it charges up its blades with blue energy and slashes into the monster with lethal force. In the episode "The Rescue", when combined with the Samurai Shark Megazord's Sharkzord Slash, it destroyed Eyescar.
Claw Battlezord North
When Antonio's zords combine - the Claw Battlezord and the OctoZord, the fourth mode of the Claw Battlezord is unlocked. Claw Battlezord North attacks with the OctoZord as a lance. It has a gold and red face.
Claw Armor Megazord
ClawZord can also combine with the Samurai Megazord to form an even bigger Megazord. The Claw Armor Megazord is a six-zord combination that can be accessed with the Black Box. It can be accessed when the Ranger in Super Mega Mode places the Super Samurai Union Disk inside the Black Box while in the cockpit. The Claw Armor Megazord can be combined even with a Ranger absent.
To transform, part of the legs of the ClawZord contributes to the height of the new Megazord. The body of the Samurai Megazord bends backwards to allow for the upper body of the Battlezord, while the Samurai Megazord's former arms form scabbards for the ClawZord's double blades. On one occasion, the Claw Armor Megazord used a giant brush to create the Symbol Power Shield (反, han).
The formation's signature attack is the Double Katana Strike where it swings around its swords in an impossible circle of its wrists, blue lightning striking and energising the blades. The left one would slash diagonally right, the right would strike diagonally left before unleashing a devastating double energy slash into the enemy. In the episode "Trading Places", when only Mike and Emily piloted the Megazord, it was able to kill Switchbeast whereas it was usually only able to kill giant Moogers.
The Megazord's primary finishing attack, however, involves summoning the OctoZord, TigerZord, BeetleZord and SwordfishZord to form the Samurai Battle Cannon. It would then fire the Megazord's most commonly used finisher, the Battle Cannon Blast which involves firing energy copies of all nine Zords which make up the Claw Armor Megazord and Battle Cannon to slam into the enemy and tear them apart. It destroyed Arachnitor and his Spitfangs, Armadeevil, and Duplicator.
When a Ranger is in Shogun Mode, the attack is named the Shogun Battle Cannon Blast and us visually identical but this version is apparently stronger.