His skill with weapons indicates the possibility of some military training. He favored handguns for personal use and while he was not opposed to subterfuge in achieving his goals, he preferred to work in the open, not caring who saw him or what impression of himself he left behind.
After Klaue lost an arm to the artificial intelligence known as Ultron, he replaced it with a prosthetic limb sporting technology based on Wakandan mining operations. The arm responded to his thoughts and was able to produce waves of sonic force with which he could move small or large objects or simply destroy them. It also featured the ability to disrupt other devices and forms of energy.
Beyond his former taskmasters of the Intelligencia, his various clients through the years, and a small retinue of hired soldiers he kept to protect his interests, Ulysses Klaue rarely associated with anyone for anything other than one-off assignments or brief bits of business. His acerbic personality and occasional erratic behavior seemed to keep most normal people away.
One of Klaue’s longest associations seems to have been with Erik Stevens, also known as Erik Killmonger, son of N’Jobu and himself a prince of Wakanda. The arms dealer treated him with something resembling a teacher-mentor relationship at first, but Klaue ended up being a pawn in Killmonger’s plan whose death would serve a key role.
If anyone ever existed who Ulysses Klaue actually favored or cherished, the memory of them has been lost along with the man himself.
To Blunt a Klaue
Ulysses Klaue’s attracted many opponents over the years, but the last two rulers of Wakanda rank high on the list. T’Chaka spent time and resources on tracking the man who tried to assassinate him and also stole vibranium from his nation, but one of his life’s biggest disappointments was his inability to capture Klaue. T’Chaka’s son T’Challa took up the reins of the chase after his father’s death and offered some of the strongest opposition Ulysses Klaue had seen in decades, resulting in his capture and temporary incarceration.
Special mention among the arms dealer’s enemies must be made of Ultron, the artificial intelligence who took Klaue’s ill-gotten vibranium (though he at least paid well for it), as well as the man’s arm for what the robot perceived as a slight against his origins.