The Claw is an alien with the power to steal entire planets. During Game Setup, the Claw chooses any card from his or her hand and places it face down as his or her "claw." Once per encounter, if another player plays or reveals the same card as the Claw's claw card and it is not a negotiate card, the Claw can reveal his or her card. At the end of that encounter, the Claw can take one of that player's planets, send all ships on it to the warp, and move it to his or her own system. Each stolen planet counts as both a home planet for the Claw and a foreign colony toward the Claw's victory.