full name: Claudia "Claude" Alexis Vilain
- Claudia comes from the latin Claudius, meaning "lame". She is an ineffective villain. ...usually. But not always.
- Alexis because her name has to have Lex (Luthor) somewhere in there. Additionally, this name can be traced back to the word "to defend", which fits as she is vehemently defensive of her boyfriend.
- Vilain should be self explanatory.
Claude is just a nickname because it is easier to say.
Comes from a very old, very influential, European aristocracy based mostly around the Ardennes, but with interests around the entire world. Used her family money to kickstart her supervillain career, she came to her own wealth soon after. A natural hyper genius, but has social anxiety and is a bit clumsy. Polyglot, speaks most european languages, but few/no asian/african ones.
Because her family was busy managing their estate, and because her intelligence made it hard to fit in during childhood, she grew up alone, unloved, and being picked upon in school. This led to her becoming a super villain, simply because she wanted to take revenge, and to lord above others. When she is not trying to rob a bank or take over the world or build her newest and greatest invention, she uses her family money to make a killing on stocks, funding her lifestyle and her extensive worldwide network of henchmen and hideouts.
Because of her social ineptitude and light-headed attitude, her schemes are usually not very effective or have an obvious flaw, or never would've worked in the first place. She tends to be childish, sometimes naive. However, if she concentrates she can come up with actual dangerous plans with no weak points (fights superheroes often in this case); managed to take over the world once but forgot about the coronation ceremony in the UN to ratify her position. It all depends on how determined she feels.