Clawed strider manga

A clawed Strider in the manga

Clawed Striders (official name unknown) is a minor stage enemy from the NES version Strider. A number of them also appear in the first chapter of the manga.

A number of low-ranked Striders recognized by their choice of weapon, a small two-pronged hand claw. The clawed Striders are loyal to Matic and part of his personal unit. A number of them accompanied Matic during his travel to Mongolia to speak with Hiryu and force him into taking a mission to kill Kain. As Hiryu refuses him, Matic motions to two of his men and they immediately jump at the crowd of civilians watching the scene, intending on attacking them. Hiryu, however, moves faster and stops the two attackers by severing their arms with a swift bare-handed strike.


Claw soldier
Hit Points: 1 HP

Appears in Los Angeles (Strider Headquarters area) and Red Dragon.

The Clawed Striders are small, hunchbacked enemies found in groups within the Striders HQ and Matic's Red Dragon station. They wear what appears to be a white headgear and a blue uniform with white leg wraps similar to Hiryu's. As the name indicates, they wield a clawed gauntlet on their hands. They are capable of walking up across ceilings with ease, seemingly using this as an ambush tactic.

These Striders appear when Hiryu enters the control room, initially walking widly over the ceiling. Eventually, they attempt to fall on Hiryu, and then start running back and forth trying to damage him by direct contact. This enemy appears in groups of around 2-3, but are otherwise easily destroyed by a single strike of the Cypher.


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