|Average height||10 ft.|
|Sapience||Non-Sapient to Sapient (varies by subspecies)|
|Subspecies||Hairy, Talking, Experimental|
|Behind the Scenes|
Deathclaws are Jackson's Chameleons modified with the DNA of other species.
Deathclaws were created by the U.S. military to replace human soldiers in close-combat situations. They are strong, quick, and vicious. Due to mutation, normal deathclaws have lost their camouflage ability. They attack using their razor sharp claws, hence the name.
Deathclaws have a pack-based social structure. They are led by an alpha male who is the only one allowed to mate. Referred to as Matriarchs, females are typically larger than males. Only one Matriarch is 'pack mother' at a time, with another female taking over if she dies. Deathclaw eggs are green in color, as well as being covered in green slime.
In the year 2235 A.D., the remnants of the U.S. government known as the Enclave captured several deathclaws and exposed them to the Forced Evolutionary Virus. This greatly expanded their intelligence; although they lacked vocal cords, they evolved the ability to speak much like a parrot does, with varying degrees of eloquence and complexity. Most individuals were only as intelligent as an eight year old, while some were as intelligent as a normal adult. Nearly all talking deathclaws were exterminated by the Enclave; they are believed to be extinct.