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Question about Claude

I have been thinking about this a lot (seeing as I play Claude in 2 coms on LJ) and I am having trouble coming up with what the real explaination is. It was breifly touched on in Claude's thread over on 9th Wonders but no one was able to arrive at a satisfactory answer. (I also posted this today over on the NBC Heroes boards as well as my TV Guide Blog) What is puzzling me is, when we first see Claude, he's nicking cash. Later as we see him interact with Peter (along with some 15-7 years ago flash backs with HRG), and we are given the impression that Claude has stayed invisble since he was shot. If this is the case, what use does he have for money? He can pretty much steal anything he wants or needs, but he still lives up on a rooftop and has probably just that one outfit we see him in. Why is he botheriong with stealing cash? Is he playing Robin Hood? Or does he have a far less nobel idea in mind for the cash? Or is he a Kleptomanic?
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catharsis_o_s
Jul. 20th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe he likes to buy his food.
offensive
Jul. 20th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
There's some things that you can't steal, like, say, for example, he COULD be stealing cash to save up to buy a plane ticket and gtfo of dodge, or something along those strains. And that would take a long time to save up for. e___e

I don't know. Maybe he's just weird and thinks stealing money is not as bad as stealing goods? :X
bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
If he's getting a plane ticket, hopefully he's got his passport stashed somewhere safe.
g_shadowslayer
Jul. 20th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
I never got the impression he'd been invisible constantly since he left/escaped from Primatech. There have to have been some points where he's had to be visible and function in society. Money always helps at those times.
bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Why I think Claude was invisible nearly 24/7 after being shot...
In "Unexpected" when Claude wakes up after being tasered, he says to Peter "You wanted to know why I was invisble all these years? It was because of them! And you led the bastards right to my door!"
g_shadowslayer
Jul. 21st, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
Re: Why I think Claude was invisible nearly 24/7 after being shot...
I don't really think that means he was invisible the whole time, though. Invisible in this context doesn't really have to be literal. I do think he was invisible a majority of the time, but I think there must have been times where he was visible and actually had a need for money.
bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Why I think Claude was invisible nearly 24/7 after being shot...
Like I said nearly 24/7... but you may be right about him decloaking and needing money.
meli_64
Jul. 20th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
He was just out for an evening stroll and decided, "I feel like stealin' cash tonight! Oh and a cell phone!" What ever happened to that phone?
bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
When he nicked the cell phone the first thing I thought of was a news story where a homeless man got trapped in a dumptruck. That RL story never did reveal how that man had come by his cell phone.
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bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
I was under the impression that Kring had a reason for everything... at least that's what all the articles have said...
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bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
I wasn't saying they're perfect... just that things like Claude nicking cash meant something.
justa_paperbag
Jul. 20th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
What about vending machines?
Or maybe sometimes he goes into stores, takes stuff, and leaves money behind.

Or maybe he just didn't think those people deserve it.
bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 21st, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Good points. I thought maybe he was leaving it for homeless folks...but he has that "People suck" philosophy.
gloriatraveler
Jul. 22nd, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
hummm interesting question. seems like a goof on the part of the writers. You probably could explain it in the most likely way. He was stealing it, just because he can...
bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 22nd, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
I toyed with that explanation, but somehow I think he might have something in mind for the cash. Nice thing about cash, no paper trail... unless you swipe it off a bank.
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bigbadwolfeboro
Jul. 29th, 2007 09:58 am (UTC)
That could be where he goes when it's too nasty to stay on the roof...
redlight_artist
Aug. 8th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
I was wondering this too, but I'm not too savvy on the series - figured I just missed something a long the way.

After thinking about it, I think it's part just because he can... after all, he must get bored, and the other part is cash money is liquid and untraceable - never know when you'll need it. Also, maybe he likes to mess with people. Take money out of one wallet, leave it in someone else's or in their pocket, etc.
bigbadwolfeboro
Aug. 8th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
That could ba an amusing way to play it. Thanks : )
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