Though probably a reference above the head of many viewers, this villain is in fact based on a real-world musician.  In universe, Klaus (along with Iggy Pop, another actual music dude) is the personal bodyguard of the Sovereign, leader of the Guild Of Calamitous Intent.  As the Sovereign was heavily implied to be the real David Bowie, later debunked as a shapeshifter trading on Bowie’s rep, this led to a strange dichotomy never really examined in the series: Was this the real Klaus, having faked his death back in 1983?  How and, more importantly, why would that have happened?  Did he meet the Sovereign singing backup for him on SNL?  And most important to me, how the heck did he team up with the Godfather of Punk?

The mind reels…

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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