The Clawmen are a form of enemy which first appear in the first boss area of the original Time Crisis, when Richard Miller reaches Rachel MacPherson in the entrance to an old castle on the Northwest Island only to find that she's been tied in a trap. They were initially led by Moz, until his defeat at the hands of Richard. They reappear in the castle's computer room leading to the throne room, only to fall once again at the hands of the One-Man Army.
They return in Time Crisis 3 where they first pop up from under the sand in the entrance to Lukano, which is a rocky island with little to no vegetation. Another group appears to keep the V.S.S.E. agents at bay so as to make sure their boss Victor Zahn makes it to Lukano to oversee the launch of the tactical missiles aimed for Astigos Island. Yet another one appears at the market area of Lukano's metropolis and the riverbank leading to the train station where they were led by Randy Garrett, who in turn have two more of his major clawmen, all while sharing the same goal: Overseeing the launch of the tactical missiles targeted for Lukano. In order to further this goal, Randy destroys the bridge leading to Astigos, which houses the tactical missile control room, controlled by Giorgio Zott. The last group appears in the main island of Astigos where they were led by Zott. Their goal here is the same as before: to oversee the launch of the tactical missiles meant for Lukano. All of them are killed while their boss Zott was killed as well. A number of clawmen had also aided Jake Hernandez against Alicia Winston twice both in town and in the base where he attempted to escape with a warhead that he intended to sell.