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You'll never hold onto the #1 spot, Not with me on your tail. And if you want these, you're gonna have to take them!
~ Razor refusing to accept defeat to the player, and taunting them shortly before his arrest.
Razor rocketed to the top of the blacklist using your ride. Now he's holding it down and rolling the streets like he owns them. He'll do anything he can to give himself an edge. That includes messin' with your head. Remember, you can't trust anything he says.
~ Razor's in-game bio.

Clarence Callahan, also known as Razor, is the main antagonist in Need For Speed: Most Wanted.

In the beginning of the game, Razor drives a black 2005 Ford Mustang GT with unique flame paint vinyl, before winning the player's BMW M3 GTR.

Razor later becomes the recurring antagonist in Need For Speed: No Limits, currently driving his black 2015 Ford Mustang GT in every Special Event. Implying he either escaped/got out of prison and re-bought a Mustang similar to his old one. (If this is even canon to the Most Wanted/Carbon storyline.)

He is portrayed by Derek Hamilton.

Origins

As the player came into town, he was working his way up the Blacklist until Razor takes interest in the player's BMW M3 GTR. Razor challenges the player to a race and sabotages the ride by having the oil cap unscrewed so that the M3's engine seizes from lack of oil during the race in order to win the pink slip to his car.

This led to the player being arrested by Cross and the Rockport Police Department (RPD). Using the BMW, Razor rockets to the top of the Blacklist, the fifteen best street racers in Rockport, and the most wanted by the police.

During his way up to the Blacklist, Razor contacts the player the most throughout the game, telling him things like the player meeting Rog in prison, sarcastically thanking the player for the BMW, and assuming that the player is working for the police, along with threatening the player repeatedly.

In the end, the Player defeats Razor, but before reclaiming the BMW, Razor tries to prevent the Player from doing so until Mia takes him down and reveals herself as an undercover police officer for the RPD. Razor and the other 14 Blacklist Racers are arrested by Cross and his men.

Personality

Razor is a bossy, spiteful, and manipulative scammer. His arrogance as Blacklist de facto leader is seen in the first scene, when Razor makes his first appearance. He argues with Ronnie before mocking the Player. He tells Mia that he can smoke the Player when she says that she knows his ride does not have a chance against him. In the race, knowing that he can be defeated by Player, he sabotages his car and wins the pink slip for the BMW. He is mean to the Player every time he has the occasion, and goes so far even mockingly calling him "sweetheart". He is also very dangerous, as he immobilized a total of 225 police vehicles and damaged 450 of those vehicles. He is also slippery, resisting police attacks until game's ending.

In addition, Razor's hubris of believing that by winning the race, even if he had to cheat, he would be more respected and recognized by the other racers, and would thus allow him to win Mia's heart. It can be implied that Razor considers women to be inferior to him, as he often calls the people he picks on "sweetheart", and even tried to assert his dominance over Mia by denying her words regarding his loss or her knowledge about cars. Ironically, he got wrestled to the ground and arrested by Mia, who even refused to kiss him. Nevertheless, the player's loss only motivated them to get higher on the Blacklist, and would result with Razor's pride and errors in his ways becoming his ultimate downfall.

Appearance

In the first scene, Razor appears with a black T-shirt, as well as some bracelets and tattoos on his arms. His overall physical appearance has short brown hair, dark eyes, and tattoos on his shoulder and above his chest. Additionally, he sometimes wears a either black or white tank top, included with a black jacket and jeans. (Such as in the last race against him when you win your BMW pink slip back.)

Quotes

First I'm gonna take your ride, then I'll take your girl! Get ready for that!
~ Razor to the Player, determined to win the Player's BMW M3 GTR, as well as Mia.
When he's through with you, I never wanna see your face again.
~ Razor to the player before they race Toru "Bull" Sato.
Thank you for the ride! I knew you weren't blacklist material.
~ Razor mockingly "thanking" the Player when they lost the race, followed with an evil grin.
Hey where's your punk money now?
~ Razor asking Mia where her wager money is after he "won".
She's mine now, and I'm gonna ride her like you never could.
~ Razor telling the Player their BMW M3 GTR is now his.
Hey Mia! Sweetheart! The winner circle's over here!
~ Razor inviting Mia over to celebrate his "victory", trying to win her heart.
Bus stop's that way champ!
~ Razor leaving the player at the mercy of Cross and the RPD.
It's your pal Razor. Heard you're back in. I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Maybe I should call you 'sweetheart' now, huh? *chuckles* Glad to hear you're a sucker for punishment. Oh, and by the way, thanks for the ride. Be seeing ya.
~ Razor sending a message to the Player over the phone.
Huh, well well well, looks like the hero boy's moving up in the world, huh? Don't get too excited punk. You still ain't rollin' my streets, and if I have anything to say about it, you never will.
~ Razor leaving another message.
Hey, you know who this is. Yeah, I know that Rog guy, he's watching your back. It's a little weird if you ask me. *chuckles* But again, who am I to judge? Maybe you guys met in jail. Be seeing ya.
~ Razor sending another message, aware of Rog helping the Player.
Hey sweetheart, it's Razor. You're really pushing up against it. You smoked a lot of drivers that had nothing to do with what happened to you. Now I know you want me. But here's something I gotta tell you. Most of those guys are willing to do anything it takes to make you pay. You should remember that, when you're rolling in Rockport.
~ Razor intimidating the Player with another message.
Hey you know who this is. Seems that the races in the boroughs are getting busted before they ever start. I mean, the cops are all over the place! Now the last person to go through there was you. Let's just say I'm not the only one who's noticed, you better watch your back!
~ Razor warning the Player in another message.
Hey you know who this is. So shut your mouth and open your ears. Now you're either helping the cops, or you know someone who is. I mean, I don't care. Let's just see how you like it when the tables are turned.
~ Razor leaving another message, suspicious that the Player is working alongside the police to bring down the Blacklist.
I know what your game is, punk! You're selling us out! Big surprise! I don't know how, but you are, and for that, you're gonna pay! You ain't ever gonna get to the top! Never! You can count on that, you're gonna burn!'
~ Razor threatening the Player over the phone.
It's time! Bring yourself, and that pathetic ride of yours to the location on the map! Don't make me wait!
~ A phone call the Player receives when they finally get the opportunity to defeat him at last.
It ain't over, until I say it's over!
~ Razor's breakdown after Mia confiscates the BMW's keys.
You and me could've had a real good time!
~ Razor's last words to Mia before he is taken into custody by the RPD.

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Trivia

  • Razor is the one Blacklist racer who contacts the player the most throughout the game. He even goes so far to mock call the player 'sweetheart' as a taunt in later calls.
  • Razor's theme music for his biography video is a short instrumental cover of Styles of Beyond and Celldweller's song "Shapeshifter".
  • As revealed by Ronnie, Razor was Blacklist #15 in the beginning.
    • It's unknown who was originally number one on the Blacklist before Razor.
  • Razor's Mustang appears in the epilogue cutscene prior to his arrest, which meant that Razor could have escaped the police instead had he not tried to confront the player and Mia.
  • Razor seems to have a crush on Mia Townsend, a RPD undercover agent and one of the Player's allies, and is often trying to pull Mia away from the Player's side. 
    • However, Mia despises Razor throughout the story, even after the Player loss to him.
    • Ironically, he ended up getting arrested by Mia in the finale of the game, even failing an attempt to seduce her after he claimed that they could have had "a real good time".
  • A police officer may occasionally consult dispatch about a street racer named Clarence Callahan during pursuits. This is also true in Need for Speed: Carbon because that game utilizes a large number of audio assets originally used in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
    • This makes Razor the only Blacklist member, and Most Wanted character (aside from Cross), to appear in Carbon, albeit he never appears physically and is mentioned by name.
    • This shows possibility that Razor escaped prison and left Rockport after Most Wanted, and was likely coming after the player in Palmont City (the main location in Carbon).