|Jake "Razor" Clawson|
|Hair Color:||Orange Auburn|
|First Appearance:||Episode 1|
|Voice Actor:||Barry Gordon (English) |
Ryōichi Tanaka (Japanese dub)
Jake "Razor" Clawson is one of the SWAT Kats, jet flying vigilante crime fighters, and serves as the duo's gadget maker/gunner and martial arts expert. He and his partner Chance Furlong also run the salvage yard which serves as their base and home. He was voiced by Barry Gordon.
Unlike Chance, Jake is skinny and average size. His fur is rusty red.
Personality-wise, Jake is like Chance, he's fun loving, kind, and friendly. He is also the smarter and more athletic of the two, using his genius intellect to create all the weapons the SWAT Kats use during their heroic exploits and martial arts skills to use them. He keeps this up even when under the guise of "Razor". However, unlike Chance he is far more cautious and not much of a risk taker, something Chance likes to push him to do.
Not much is known about Razor's past prior to his dismissal from the Enforcers.
One day, Jake and Chance were chasing after Dark Kat as Enforcers and thanks to Chance's superior piloting, Jake was able to lock a target on Dark Kat's ship. Both were ready to shoot down the evil villain but their superior, Enforcers commander Ulysses Feral, told the two to stand down and allow him to take Dark Kat alone. Seeing the stupidity of Feral's plan, Jake and Chance decided to rebel against orders and take the shot. However, Feral used his wing to tip their's, causing Jake to miss Dark Kat and Chance to spiral out of control and crash right into the Enforcer's HQ. Needless to say, Dark Kat escaped thanks to Feral's interference.
While he was okay, Feral took his anger out on Jake and Chance and dismissed them as Enforcers. He then sent them to work at the local salvage garage to pay off the damages Feral caused. Still, Jake and Chance wouldn't have it, using the parts far the salvage yard, they created the powerful Turbokat jet and many more vehicles. Jake created many weapons from the scrap and the two became the SWAT Kats.
- A running gag in the series is Calico Briggs' affection for him over Chance. He makes a note of liking said attention which confuses/infuriates Chance. This affection also spreads through time as her ancestor also preferred him over Chance which amazed him and Chance.
- He wears army green boxer shorts as a part of his Enforcer background. As found in a long since forgotten interview with co-creator Christian Trembly. You won't find the Interview, because the only website that had it was deleted.
- His last name, Clawson, was never mentioned in the series.