The Death Claw (デスクロー, Desukurō?), also known as Deathclaw, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series, debuting in Final Fantasy III. It is usually an anthropomorphic, six-armed insectoid enemy with spikes at the end of each limb.
The Iron Claw (アイアンクロー, Aiankurō?) is a common palette-swap of the Death Claw. Iron Claws share most traits with the Death Claw and usually only vary in their strength.
Death Claws can be found at the desert near Corel Prison. They seem to have a skull for a head and the bones of the spine protrude through the skin.
Death Claws can be found on the world map around Centra and inside the Galbadia Garden. In this version, Death Claws have a more mammalian appearance. In the Japanese version of the game, the Death Claw does not use the same name as other enemies of the same name in the series. The katakana is instead literally translated as "Wild Hook".
Mantises known as Deathclaws can be found on the Ridorana Cataract in Final Fantasy XII.
Death Claws are Garlean Magitek constructs resembling giant floating hands that start appearing in higher level content. In addition, there are also mantis-type enemies called Death Claws that appears in the Sunken Temple of Qarn, referencing its Final Fantasy XII appearance.
Death Claw is an enemy family in Final Fantasy Dimensions. The standard form of the enemy appears only in a Challenge Dungeon which were only included in the original phone release, and therefore cannot be fought in any English version.
A green-colored Death Claw is likely a dummied sprite.
Death Claw from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII. appears.