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|“||The Claw lives within all of us, waiting for the moment it awakens and tears its way through our flesh only to burst forth anew! We're! All! The Claw!||„|
|~ The Claw's philosophy|
Frankie Beckett, better known as The Claw is a major antagonist in Fallout 76 being introduced in Wastelanders during Beckett's Questline. He is Beckett's younger brother and one of the leaders of the Blood Eagles.
Frankie was left at Foundation by his brother Beckett which left Frankie resentful towards his brother. While at Foundation Frankie met a girl named Ayla who ended up leaving to find the Treasure of Appalachia and after his brother got the Vault 76 dweller to kill The Blood, Frankie leaves Foundation and is ultimately captured by The Eye, taking him to The Vantage and proceeding to torture Frankie by force feeding him the gang's spiked Buffout and even a jar full of eyeballs. A mix of the torture and resent/rage towards his brother got to Frankie, and he became a member of the Blood Eagles, being dubbed "The Claw". During the Quest "Thicker than Water" Beckett, the Vault 76 Dweller, and Raiders lead by Ronny, assault Watoga Underground so Beckett can find the location of his brother, only to be shocked to find out that The Claw is none other than his brother. From here the Dweller can convince Beckett to either kill his brother or talk sense into him. If the kill option is chosen Beckett sends Frankie's body to be buried by Ronny, however if the talk sense option is chosen, Frankie comes to his senses and Beckett sends him with Ronny to be cured of his addiction.
|“||That's right, Beckett! It's me, your baby brother. Surprise, surprise!||„|
|~ The Claw after Beckett recognizes him|
|“||Beckett, always two steps behind, racing to catch up. Tsk tsk. Think brother, think!||„|
|~ The Claw to Beckett|
|“||(chuckles sinisterly) The fight ended long before it began, sweet brother! It died when you left me in Foundation, left ME! so you could seek The Claw yourself! The draw was too much for you, wasn't it?! The allure of power, making you forget the past, making you forget everything you love.||„|
|~ The Claw's breakdown towards his brother.|
|“||Frankie? No, no, no, NO! Frankie's dead! You killed him, Beckett, by abandoning him, YOU pulled the trigger! But I know why you're really here! To slay The Claw and yourself become The Claw anew! Finish the job, Beckett, do what you must!||„|
|~ The Claw to Beckett, telling him to kill him and take on the name of The Claw|
|“||Beckett: Frankie? I want you to look at me.
The Claw: Look? Yes, look! Look beyond this shell made of skin and bone! Look deep, and witness the soul of The Claw!
|~ Frankie, as Beckett begins to snap him out of The Blood Eagles' influence|
|“||Beckett, he almost killed me... and you, ugh... you talked him out of it. Thank you...||„|
|~ Frankie after his life is spared and he's freed from the influence of the Blood Eagles.|
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