Claire Temple was originally the wife of Bill Foster, the first Black Goliath. Later, after they seperated, Claire ended up working for a health clinic with Noah Burstein, the one who put Luke Cage through the procedure that gained him his powers. She fell in love with Luke, and even left the east coast to see Bill in order to divorce him, implying that she was getting serious with Cage. In the end Claire left Cage because she was tired of the constant danger that came with loving him.
Claire Temple was created by Archie Goodwin and George Tuska in 1972 and first appeared in Hero For Hire #2.
In Other Media
Claire Temple appears in the Daredevil series, played by Rosario Dawson.
This version of the character is a nurse who helps out Daredevil after he is found bleeding in her dumpster. She becomes a close friend and ally, often providing medical assistance to the hero.
She later appears in the last episode of the first season of Jessica Jones. She helps a wounded Luke Cage heal from his injuries.
Claire returns in Luke Cage, where she helps the title protagonist after he is injured by a Judas Bullet, a special bullet made from Chitauri metal. The two eventually strike up a romance while Luke is on the run from the authorities.
Claire is also one of the main characters in "The Defenders", helping the heroes against the Hand.
Marvel Avengers Alliance
Claire is a playable character in the game. She was released during The Defenders Event. She is voiced by Tiana Camacho.
- Claire Temple was featured in Diamond Select's Minimates line as part of a box set with Daredevil, Foggy Nelson and Kingpin.
- Claire Temple was featured in Hasbro's Marvel Legends wave as part of a two-pack with Luke Cage.