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08 January 2010 @ 07:25 am
HQ Claude pics  
I'm sure a lot of you guys are familiar with http://www.volume-five.net/ but in case you aren't, there are some really good pictures of Claude on there. So I thought I'd link them. :)

http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=70&pos=0
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=70&pos=2
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=70&pos=3
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=70&pos=8
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=70&pos=9
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=70&pos=7
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=71&pos=41
http://www.volume-five.net/displayimage.php?album=71&pos=43

That last picture also answers the commonly asked "where was Claude shot?" question. On this picture, there's one shot to the shoulder, just below the collarbone and one shot to the left of his chest. That has got to have hit a vital organ, at least the lungs if not the heart, right?

I'm praying that this site puts up pictures from other episodes with Claude. It's quite possible, they've been adding pictures very regularly ever since they started, so keep your eyes peeled!
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Tarot: Herobigbadwolfeboro on January 8th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for these links to some really fantastic pics.

That last shot is much what I surmised from repeated rewatchings of "Company Man," but I want to know how Claude survived that. Make no mistake I'm glad he did but I'd love to finally have the canon answer to how he did. I also suspected in addition to the two torso hits that Claude also got grazed on his right arm, most because in the GN "Comrades part 2" Noah is quoted as saying he shot Claude 3 times, and we only see two torso hits but in other shots (via freeze frame) it looks to me like his right arm is bleeding.

Granted it's possible the shots went right through Claude without hitting any of his major organs. Sometimes bullets do weird things when they hit flesh, and given how close Noah was to Claude it's also possible, and likely, that they still had enough velocity to go through Claude but no matter how you analyze it, or look at it, that's a lot of major pain for Claude. What's almost as amazing as the fact he survived is the fact that Claude managed to vanish after he was shot. Becky got cut by Claire with a hooked blade and she went visible. Claude is shot at close range, two torso hits that we can confirm, and he still manages to vanish. I'm sure the fact he was able to go invisible is a good part of why he's still alive.

Edited at 2010-01-08 01:46 pm (UTC)
Tarot: warybigbadwolfeboro on January 10th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
There's been a few who've put forth the theory that Claude was wearing a bullet proof vest, when Bennet shot him, but, especially after seeing these HQ pics I don't see how he would have been able to hide one under what he was wearing, at least not a bullet proof vest like most of us know of. It's possible, via the Company, that Claude gained access to some kind of prototype or advanced and easily concealable but still very effective bullet proof vest and was wearing that. There's also the possibility that Claude did something with his gift so the vest went unnoticed. After all he has 90% control listed on his profile. I really wish they would tell us. If they can't show us on screen then they should show us in a graphic novel.

Edited at 2010-01-10 08:40 pm (UTC)