The Hooded Claw is the main antagonist of The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. He is voiced by Paul Lynde. He is evil, sinister, unkind, selfish, ruthless, cruel, sadistic, and brutal. He tries to kill Penelope, in order to make her family fortune his own. But, usually fails.
Sylvester Sneekly is a lawyer. He is a handsome, characteristic, sophisticated, and serious man. Sylvester has short auburn hair with two single short curly fringes in each side of his head, his nose resembles the shape of a carrot and has black eyes. He also wears small eyeglasses.
His primary appearance, is a classic 1910's dark green formal suit jacket with a matching green formal vest in a white long sleeve button shirt with a red neck tie on the collar, dark green pants and black shoes.
As his alter-ego The Hooded Claw, Sylvester's formal suit is now purple and dressed in a very long green collared cloak and black shoes. He also wears a purple mask and a matching green baggy hat with black linings on his head.
He also wears a tie despite himself unmasked as Sylvester Sneekly when he wears his own red tie with his usual green suit. The Hooded Claw's tie was clearly seen in the episode London Town Treachery. He is possibly wearing a teal tie the whole time when Sylvester disguises as his alter-ego.
The Hooded Claw has a big desire to kill Penelope Pitstop in any way possible, because of her vast fortunes. He manages to capture and kidnap Penelope, who is unaware of his true identity.
The Hooded Claw usually sets up dangerous traps for Penelope in order to kill her and thereby get her inheritance. It is unknown how Sylvester Sneekly came up with the disguise
The Bully Brothers
The Hooded Claw has two henchmen, the Bully Brothers, who are the only visible characters who know that Sylvester Sneekly is, in fact, the Hooded Claw. The Bully Brothers normally do what the Hooded Claw tells them to do. But, sometimes they change their minds and want to do something else, such as "We wanna go to Cone Island" or "Can we look at acorns?"
This happens to annoy the Hooded Claw a lot. But, they still remain friends
The Hooded Claw is actually Penelope's guardian, Sylvester Sneekly in disguise
- "Blast Again!"
- "I'll get you, Penelope Pitstop!"
- "I'm gonna kill ya slowly..."
- *Maniacal laughter*