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Clayton

Clayton

Clayton is a member of the Villain League and is one of it's high ranking mercenaries. He is also appear undependent of his film, Tarzan, cause of the shell louge squad already meeting Terk and Tantor, which is rumored to be A spongebob crossover of Bambi.

Personality

Clayton puts on the facade of a calm gentleman, but in truth he lacks self-control and is violent, ruthless and selfish. His lack of self-control is what leads to his downfall. He also believes that all animals are nothing more than savage beasts which lack the capacity for any emotion whatsoever.

He is a very intelligent tracker and skilled hunter, and at the beginning of the movie does seem concerned about the well-being of the Porters (Archimedes and his daughter Jane).

Appearances

Tarzan

In the film, Clayton, a veteran hunter and guide, serves as guide for Jane and her father Professor Porter on an expedition to Africa in search for gorillas, but his secret agenda is to use the trip as a means to hunt gorillas to sell on the black market. The character is arrogant and totally convinced in his own abilities and his invulnerability; Blessed said on him, "Clayton's life is all about romance, a life long romance with himself. Clayton's an absolute, total egomaniac."

With the introduction of Tarzan to the expedition, Clayton makes several attempts, all unsuccessful, to get the location of the gorillas from Tarzan, who is far more fascinated by what Jane has to teach him about humans.

With both his and his employers' goals thwarted, Clayton prepares to leave Africa with Jane and the professor. Manipulating Tarzan's feelings for Jane, he tells the ape man they will stay if he takes them to the gorillas. This is of course, not true - Jane would have had to return to England at some point anyway. Tarzan, however, is convinced, and has Kerchak, the head gorilla, distracted so that he can lead Jane to the gorillas. Kerchak returns unexpectedly though, and is angered by the trespassers and attacks Clayton, considering him the greatest threat.

Luckily for Clayton, Tarzan manages to pin down the frenzied ape. Disowned from the family by Kerchak, he agrees to return to England with Jane and the professor, only to be surprised and imprisoned with them when they board the ship by Clayton and some pirates working for him. Now that the villain no longer needs them he wants them all out of the way so that he and his cronies can capture the gorillas and sell them to a zoo for three hundred pounds each - a substantial amount of money in the days when Tarzan was set.

The heroes manage to escape and free the gorillas. Clayton confronts Tarzan and takes the battle to the treetops. Tarzan smashes his shotgun. Becoming tangled in a mass of vines, Clayton, in an animalistic fury, hacks his way at them with his machete, not noticing that there is one tangled like a noose around his own neck. Tarzan tries to warn him but Clayton doesn't listen and in his rage, accidentally cuts the vine he's holding onto. Clayton falls and is killed when the vine around him snaps his neck.

Alternate Ending

There was an alternate ending to the original movie where Clayton and Tarzan fight on a boat where Clayton has some gorillas in cages and is trying to make an escape along with his henchmen.

In this version, Clayton battles Tarzan with a machine gun and a dagger while making references to Tarzan being a savage and not a real man, which is reminiscent of the statement made in the actual ending. In this version, he dies when some barrels of oil catch fire and blow up the boat both Tarzan and Clayton are trapped on the boat but Clayton meets his end when support ropes tie up his legs and bring him down with the boat causing him to drown

This ending was dropped because it was felt that it was more appropriate to have the final fight in the jungle and allow the jungle to play a part in Clayton’s downfall (the vine around his neck). They also wanted Clayton to appear more animalistic and rely more on brute force in his battle with Tarzan. Hence he has a lot less dialog in the final version, except for his xenophobic remark, and is a lot more violent in his attacks. This alternate ending can be found on the Special Edition 2-Disc DVD.

The Legend of Tarzan

It is reaveled in the series that Clayton has a younger sister who plots revenge on Tarzan (who she thinks killed Clayton on purpose). Lady Watham has her butler kidnap Jane, The Professer, Terk, and Tantor hidding them in places all over the jungle with dangerous traps set to kill them. Before Tarzan to go to save them, Lady Watham shoots him with a dart causing Tarzan to be poisoned, giving Tarzan a choice to suffer the way she did have someone he loves die or suffer the way Clayton did and die.

Role in the series

Clayton has not yet appeared to battle Spongebob yet, however set to be as an inpendent villain of his film in a spongebob crossover of bambi. but he is known to be a rebellious (but does obey orders from higher ofittals of the villain leage, either darkspawn villains or the grand high villain leage council members) member of the team, prefering to use their heartless goons only when necessary. Alchourse, compaired to Junjie, Clayton's rebelious nature is pretty tame given it's only when he feels like it and not because of some self-absorbed cause.

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