Dr. Clash is an F-Zero engineer unable to give up his dream of becoming an F-Zero pilot. He created a special gadget to compensate for his limited athletic abilities, and, after spending years of research to customize his F-Zero machine, finally got to race.
One of the super genius types, Theodore Clash grew up getting straight A's and winning Science Fairs. But for all his intelligence, he never got attention from cute girls like athletes. He was simply a geek, or as he called himself, a "supertonic geekoid". He's got talents as an atomic scientist, an engineer, and an inventor. He even enjoys old-time Rock-n-Roll of Earth. But his main area of knowledge is in F-Zero machines. He holds seventeen patents on F-Zero technology and has personally worked on the creation of eight of the machines currently racing.
However, years of watching people win F-Zero races took their toll and Dr. Clash made the decision to join in the races himself. He designed his own machine, the Crazy Bear. Having no athletic abilities himself, he designed a gadget to assist him in racing to put him on equal grounds with the other more skilled pilots. He joined in the Grand Prix as a new racer looking up at veterans like Pico, Dr. Stewart, Samurai Goroh, and Captain Falcon. Thanks to his new career as a pilot, for the first time in his life he's getting attention... as well as fan letters. Unfortunately, the time he joined was when the great accident happened. But thanks to his gadget, he survived with small wounds. He recovered afterwards, and was disappointed when he heard that the Grand Prix was set to 4 racers at a time, and Clash wouldn't be in the next one. But people praised him still especially at how he survived the crash. Clash was kind of happy at this, but still wanted to race.