Her features her hair and eyes in particular are based on Ariel from The Little Mermaid ; another noticeable influence is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Like many Disney Princesses, Clara has a beautiful singing voice and has many animal friends who like to join her while she sings — at least until Spanky Ham kills most of them for food.
In an in-joke, Clara is revealed to be friends with several of the actual Disney Princesses, including Ariel herself. Clara is also the only character drawn without a black outline, another reference to her Disney origins. Clara has a cousin named Bleh who is mentally disabled and speaks only in blurbs taken from critical reviews of the film I Am Sam. Clara is initially ashamed of and exasperated with her cousin until the other housemates come to accept Bleh.
Clara then becomes overprotective of Bleh when she realizes that the men of the house - particularly Captain Hero - consider her sexually desirable.
Clara seems to have inherited many of her basic personality traits from her father, the King, but has become more independent since she has been living in the Drawn Together house and with the help of her housemates particularly Foxxy Love , she has worked on correcting many of her character flaws.
Clara's father, the King , is the ruler of a medieval -type kingdom. Her mother died when Clara was two as a result of her father driving a carriage while intoxicated. The King remarried and Clara's new stepmother a reference to the wicked stepmother, a stock character from fairy tales , for reasons unknown, placed a curse on Clara's vagina, causing it to turn into a giant, tentacled monster called the Octopussoir which can speak and appears to have his own personality.
Clara's attempt to remove the curse resulted in Prince Charming 's genitals turning into a similar monstrous creature. Though it becomes hysterical and vicious when frightened by loud noises, the Octopussoir , for the most part, is quite gentle and kind. In " Alzheimer's That Ends Well ", Clara had Octopussoir surgically removed, but after undergoing numerous plastic surgeries to correct every little flaw she perceived her vagina as having, she ended up with a vagina resembling the late Joan Rivers.
Clara tried to get Octopussoir back, but he had graduated from college and married a Jewish woman in the time Clara was gone, and informed Clara that he was happy with his new life and did not wish to go back to her. Clara eventually came to accept her new Vajoana as she calls it after it saved the housemates from the murderous intentions of some angry senior citizens. In " Drawn Together Babies ", it was revealed that Clara used to be a very tolerant and nice little girl when she was three.
She expressed gay and racial acceptance and her quote in the theme song was "I think tolerance is cool. New Orleans , a Mormon girl who had little experience dealing with gays or people of other races and who tended to make offensive remarks without realizing it.
Her outfit mostly consists of a purple dress with a very pale purple skirt, choker, a very pale purplish-white crown and purple high heels, accessorized by white earrings. Clara is very pretty and attractive. In old artwork before the show's release, Clara was originally drawn as a blonde, with a different dress and a lighter skin tone.
Clara represents a stereotypical upper class WASP and is insensitive toward other cultures and those less fortunate than her.
She is also very anti-Semitic , which is ironic considering her voice actress is Jewish. In this manner, Clara often acts as the also Jewish producers' vehicle for Jewish humor on the show. Though she makes the occasional spiteful comment, on the whole, she doesn't seem to hate or look down on people of other communities and country's, but she cannot seem to let go of the stereotypes she holds; for the most part she is completely unaware that she is being bigot. The episode " Hot Tub " suggests that these beliefs were ingrained in her by her father.
Later episodes have furthered the notion that Clara maintains these attitudes because she is simply behind the times, and has yet to recognize the social advances recent years have brought. She overcomes her prejudice to form a friendship with Foxxy Love , though her repeated mention of stereotypes sometimes puts a strain on that friendship. In the first season, Clara's bigotry was the source of most of the character's humor; however, beginning in the second season, her bigotry and xenophobic tendencies would be largely de-emphasized, and instead, Clara's narrow and unbending religious views would become the character's driving force.
Though she is tolerant and supportive of her gay housemate Xandir though at one point, when he was suicidal, she encouraged him to kill himself , Clara is also severely homophobic, her homophobia being the product of her conservative religious views. She is in a state of bliss after Foxxy Love kisses her in " Hot Tub ".
However, it becomes apparent that Clara is not actually bisexual herself; she was simply caught up in the moment because it was her first kiss, and did not yet understand the importance of gender roles in the romantic process, a fact the second episode makes clear. In that episode, after learning the differences between men and women, Clara begins seeking love with the opposite sex. To date, there have been no further serious implications of bisexuality on Clara's part.
The show has featured occasional references to the hot tub kiss; in " Ghostesses in the Slot Machine ", she performs an erotic dance with Foxxy Love as part of a strip show and in " Charlotte's Web of Lies ", she and Foxxy are seen getting frisky in the hot tub before they are killed by Captain Hero. However, in the former instance, Clara is simply trying to make her father notice her, and the latter instance is simply part of a running gag where the women of the house act wild whenever the men are not around.
Clara and Hero in a moment of friendship. Near the end of Season One, in what Foxxy called a case of "Daddy's Girl falling for the Bad Boy", Clara begins a quasi-relationship with Spanky Ham , though the relationship would prove to be short-lived. Though it has not been indicated there has been any activity between them, Clara's father, The King, behaves in such a way as to suggest he possesses sexual feelings for her.
Clara doesn't seem to notice these feelings, equating his leering with paternal love. Clara is the least promiscuous of the eight housemates in the movie, she mentions that she is still a virgin and the only one who seems to possess any sense of modesty about his or her body.
In Season One, it was suggested that this was because of her character's innocence and her unusual vagina situation , but as the series has progressed, her religious nature has also become a significant factor. Aside from her prejudices, Clara is usually depicted as a very warm and caring person with a genuine love for most living creatures. She occasionally shows a quick temper and fits of anger, though these outbursts are seldom long in duration.
Though she is frequently guilty of insensitivity and closed-mindedness, she usually realizes when she is wrong about something, and always tries to make amends. Clara is often characterized as being well-educated and sophisticated, but lacking in common sense.
In this regard, she is the complete opposite of Foxxy Love , who is unsophisticated and poorly educated, but with a great deal of common sense and practical wisdom. Clara's darker side Edit Evil Clara. While Toot is portrayed in Season Three as more sympathetic and less malicious, Clara's darker personality traits have begun to take on greater prominence than her positive personality traits. Originally, while Clara was portrayed as being extremely hateful, she never seemed to be genuinely hateful; for example, she seemed to get along with both Foxxy and Xandir despite being both bigot and homophobic, and acted surprised and confused when they were offended by her behavior.
However, later episodes have her as harsh, strident, and intolerant; concerned solely with crusading against sinfulness, her desire to quench sin is so strong that she shows no concern for the happiness or well-being of others.
In " Foxxy VS the Board of Education ", she vows to stop Spanky's gay marriage to Xandir despite Spanky's life being in danger without the insurance Xandir can provide. In " Clum Babies ", she crusades against both Wooldoor's masturbation and the use of the Clum Babies to heal the sick despite the number of lives that are being saved and diseases that are being cured, but ultimately, and hypocritically, disguises herself in an attempt to procure a Clum Baby to cure her tuberculosis.
On her behavior in this episode, Executive Producer Bill Freiberger stated, "Clara's attitude about it all is completely in character for her as a character and for her as a symbol of the religious right. She's definitely a meat eater as we've seen in the past and she's not above killing animals. But she is against harming embryos no matter how much good it will do for the living To this purpose, she serves as the villain in these episodes, trying to foil whatever she objects to.
In fact in some episodes, she is depicted as having witch-like powers most notably the ability to teleport in a flash of black smoke. In the episode " Ghostesses in the Slot Machine ", Clara seems to be aware of how her behavior comes across to others and she wants to let everyone know this is not all there is to her character.
In that episode, when Foxxy thinks she plans to object to exotic dancing, Foxxy sarcastically says, "I know, there's probably something in the Bible about 'Thou shalt not grind thou's coochie into thy neighbor's boner tent,'" to which Clara responds, "You have me all wrong - I'm more than just the same joke over and over! You're thinking of Toot. In the third season, Clara's characterization took on a decidedly negative turn. For several consecutive episodes at the beginning of the season, Clara was shown treating her housemates quite harshly.
In the past, Clara had been sweet on the surface and insulted people mainly through ignorance. In Season Three, however, she was shown behaving with actual malice and spite. Additionally in the first two seasons, whenever Clara behaved badly toward one of the other housemates, she was usually allowed to realize she was wrong and given the chance to make amends; however, in Season Three, she shows little or no remorse for her behavior, and her character receives no real redemption.
In " Spelling Applebee's ", she coldly manipulates Captain Hero into satisfying her sexual fetish for car crashes, realizing--but not caring--that he actually has real feelings for her. However, she is overcome with grief after her closest friends are killed in one of the crashes; Hero states he did it to "teach [her] a lesson," but it was obviously revenge-based punishment.
In " Unrestrainable Trainable ," she mistakes Wooldoor for a Jew and pushes him into the pool in order to baptize him. When Wooldoor contracts hypothermia , Clara expresses obvious annoyance for being forced to take care of him, despite having played a big sister role to him in earlier episodes, and despite the fact that his condition is her fault to begin with.
No specific explanation is given for this trend in Clara's behavior, though the episode " Unrestrainable Trainable " gives some possible insight into Clara's mindset on the issue. When her housemates first begin praising her for taking such good care of Wooldoor, a surprised Clara exclaims, "Gosh, my roommates always hated me. In that episode, Clara, believing that the Rapture came and left her behind, signs away her soul to a man she believes to be Satan though he is actually a delivery driver who merely wants her to sign for a package.
Shortly after doing so, she embraces the dark side and rededicates her life to hurting others. She goes on a murderous rampage through a sanctuary for handicapped people, then, craving chocolate, heads for the mall. There she encounters a torture enterprise similar to the film Hostel and eagerly takes part in it.
However, when her would-be victim turns out to be Foxxy Love , Clara realizes the mistake she made, and after rededicating her life to God, helps Foxxy escape. For the rest of the season, the darker elements that dominated Clara's portrayal in the first half of the season are gone.
Clara becomes much nicer than she had been previously, and behaves with genuine concern for her housemates' happiness and well-being, suggesting that the ordeal Clara went through may have been a real turning point for her character. Family Edit Clara is an only child who was raised in a castle by her father, who is known as The King.
The King raised Clara all her life and he kept her very close to the religion of Christianity which caused her to have very strong beliefs and faith in the religion. He also fed her a lot of bad information about many groups of people such as African Americans, Jews, and Homosexuals, teaching her all sorts of bigoted things about them which has a major impression on her.
In the episode Ghostesses in the Slot Machine , it was shown that when Clara was about 9 or 10 years of age, The King started to neglect her more and more, leaving her very sad and alone. What he was doing at this time was going to strip clubs and watching the girls there and spending the majority of his time there. In the episode Dirty Pranking No. Not much is known about Clara's mother because she was only mentioned in the episode Clara's Dirty Little Secret , where it was mentioned that The King was drunk while he was driving with her in the carriage and got into a crash, which killed her.
He later remarried a woman whose name hasn't been mentioned either. Clara has always hated her stepmother from the very start because she isn't her real mother. In the same episode, it was also revealed that Clara's stepmother got really angry at Clara one time for unknown reasons and punished her by putting an evil magic curse on her vagina, turning it into a monstrous tentacled beast known as the Octopussoir.
This means that Clara's mother was very appealing to the king and she always put out and addressed his interests in him. The King must have loved her so much that he got drunk on a night out with her and accidentally killed her, as mentioned before. It is unknown if he feels the same way about her stepmother, but it's most likely that he doesn't.
Religion Edit Clara praying. Clara is extremely religious, sometimes to the point of fanaticism. Clara is a devout Christian; she mentions Jesus often, and on more than one occasion has gone off on crusades against things she considers abominations in God's eyes see Clara's darker side above.
Clara's faith is mentioned multiple times in the first season. The first mention of her religion is in the second episode, " Clara's Dirty Little Secret "; when Foxxy mentions that Clara will believe anything she is told, the show cuts to a flashback of Clara accepting Jesus as her Savior. Though the moment is a quickie non- canon joke done to illustrate Foxxy's point, it would be confirmed in the episode " The One Wherein There Is a Big Twist " that Clara is indeed a Christian.