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The Hellfire Club?
The new members of the Legio- of the Imperial Guard?
"Days of Future Past"?
I guess Mr. Byrne was just an art robot - at least as far as Mr. Claremont recalls. I seem to recall that Mr. Byrne was behind one or two creations also. Whether in concert with Mr. Claremont or not - well, that one I don't know
From Claremont's words, he is not claiming he created these.
"Everything I had created on the X-Men beside Kitty was created after he left"
Now, what he says is a little weird, not unambiguous, and not necessarily true. But he is clearly not claiming he is the creator of those things. The spurious and ambiguous thing is that he seems to be claiming to have played a part in the creation of Kitty, which we know isn't true.
There a number of things created in UXM during the CC/JB run. Claremont is saying, with the exception of Kitty, all his contributions came after JB left. i.e. he is specifically not claiming credit for the Hellfire Club, Dazzler, Jason Wyngarde, etc.
He is claiming credit for Lockheed and Rogue and Forge and Selene and Nimrod and the Morlocks and Mr Sinister and Gambit and all that jazz.
Now I've no idea who did the heavy lifting between artist and writer for those characters, but I can't see how you can interpret Claremont as trying to hog credit for Proteus by expressly saying he didn't create anything before JB left (with the weird exception of Kitty, which JB created entirely).