The Shredder

The Shredder 01
Oroku Saki in his full Shredder armor.

The Shredder 02
Oroku Saki without the Kuro Kabuto.

The Shredder 03
Oroku Saki in his Hamato Clan kimono.

The Shredder 04
Oroku Saki in his Foot Clan kimono.

Super Shredder Bio
Oroku Saki as a mutant human.

Undead Shredder Bio
Oroku Saki as a zombie.

Super Shredder Corpse
Oroku Saki's corpse.

Real Name Oroku Saki
Alias The Shredder • Master Shredder • Super Shredder • Undead Shredder • Saki • Hamato Saki (Formerly) • Shredhead • Freaknut • Cheese Grater • Zombie Shredder
Gender Male
Species Human (Formerly)
Mutant Human (Formerly)
Zombie (Currently)
Occupations Leader of The Foot Clan (Formerly)
Team The Hamato Clan (Formerly)
The Foot Clan (Formerly)
Allies The Foot Clan (Formerly) • Hattori TatsuPurple DragonsKraang Hive MindItalian Mafia (Formerly) • Hamato Yoshi/ Splinter (Ex-Adoptive Brother) • Tang Shen (Ex-Love Interest) • Hamato Yuuta (Ex-Adoptive Father) • Foot CultistsKavaxas
Enemies Hamato Yoshi/ SplinterNinja TurtlesApril O'NeilCasey JonesThe Foot Clan (Karai)Mighty MutanimalsTriceraton EmpireTiger Claw
Weapons Steel Claws (see below)
Home Tokyo, Japan (Formerly)
New York City (Formerly)
Netherworld (Currently)
Height Unknown
Age 48
Hair Color Brown (Human)
N/A (Mutant/ Undead)
Eye Color Black (Human)
Green (Mutant/ Undead)
First Appearance Rise of the Turtles Part Two (Human)
The Super Shredder (Mutant)
Heart of Evil (Undead)
Last Appearance The Super Shredder (Human)
Owari (Mutant)
End Times (Undead)
Voiced By Kevin Michael Richardson
So, my old enemy is in New York and training his own army. At last I can finish what I started so long ago. Prepare my jet! I'm going to visit an old friend.

—The Shredder's first line, Rise of the Turtles Part Two

Oroku Saki, aka Hamato SakiThe Shredder, Super Shredder, or Undead Shredder, is an enemy of the Ninja Turtles. As the son of Oroku Keiji, a Ninjutsu master, leader of The Foot Clan, the one who killed Tang Shen, and the one who took away Miwa from Hamato Yoshi, he is one of most deadliest and fearsome assassins of all. As the arch nemesis of the Ninja Turtles and Splinter, he is seeking vengeance on their sensei to end what they started years ago in Tokyo, Japan. Later on, he was mutated by Stockman-Fly with Super Mutagen into a mutant human with blades and Mutagen veins sprouting from his body, which was done so that he could recover from his battle injuries (which was caused by Splinter after their last encounter). Once he assassinated Hamato Yoshi and achieved his vengeance, he was assassinated by Leonardo himself to end the nightmare. Months after his death, Tiger Claw summoned Kavaxas to resurrect his master into a zombie, until he sends himself back to the Netherworld alongside with Kavaxas. Wearing the Kuro Kabuto, an ancient helmet that symbolizes The Foot, he wields a pair of Steel Claws as his signature weapons of choice. He has a rivalry with Hamato Yoshi/ Splinter, Leonardo, and Karai. Oroku Saki debuts in Rise of the Turtles Part Two, Super Shredder debuts in The Super Shredder. and Undead Shredder debuts in Heart of Evil.


As Oroku Saki/ The Shredder

2D Baby Saki
Born in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan, Oroku Saki was being raised by an unknown female and Oroku Keiji. His father was the leader of a family ninja clan in Japan known as The Foot Clan. After a battle with The Foot Clan was taken down by their rival clan, The Hamato Clan, Hamato Yuuta found the orphan baby of Oroku Keiji.
2D Young Yoshi And Saki
He then adopted the baby as his own son. He was then also trained and raised alongside with Yuuta's son, Hamato Yoshi so that they could become ninjas of The Hamato Clan. The two of them had a very brotherly relationship as they were believed to be brothers and they both shared a rivalry in training. But then years later when Saki and Yoshi were both older, they both fell in love with the same girl, Tang Shen. They both tried to get at her, but Yoshi was chosen by Shen over Saki. He then became jealous about this relationship and held a grudge on Yoshi claiming that "he took Shen away from him". In an unknown point, Yoshi and Shen got married and had a child of their own named Miwa.
2D Saki Claims The Foot
In an unknown point, Saki learned about his true background as he was not a child of Hamato Yuuta, but instead the son of Oroku Keiji. He also learned that he was the heir to The Foot Clan due to his father being the previous leader. So due to this, Oroku Saki decided to take the throne and revived The Foot Clan after years of its defeat.
2D Saki Versus Yoshi
Now knowing the truth that he wasn't related to Yoshi, he went to the Hamato Dojo in order for him and Yoshi to have a fight to the death. Using his Tekkō-kagi, Saki fought Yoshi to attempt to murder him and during the fight, a fire started inside the Dojo. In the climax of the fight, he was about to finish off Hamato Yoshi once and for all. But then Saki accidentally give the blow to Shen when she shielded Yoshi for protection. She then passed away due to the blow and both men were devastated and heartbroken. When Saki was trying to get at her, he was burnt in the face by a piece of ceiling that was on fire, which caused his face to become scarred with burns.
2D Saki Taking Away Baby Miwa
Once he exited the burning Dojo with permanently scarred face, he spotted the baby of Yoshi and Shen who was abandoned. He then decided to take the baby with him and renamed her Oroku Karai, to later on raise her as his own daughter and fuel her with lies about the tragic death of her mother, which was supposedly caused by Hamato Yoshi.
2D The Shredder Gifts Karai With Shikomizue
Later on when Saki started to take over The Foot Clan, he claimed the Kuro Kabuto, an ancient helmet that is an ancient relic of the clan, created his own custom Tekkō-kagi, and adopted the alter-ego of "The Shredder". He later on starting to recruit members for his clan to expand it, such as his own army of ninjas known as the Foot Soldiers, famous martial artist Chris Bradford, Brazilian street thug Xever Montes (who was freed by Shredder after being imprisoned after a failed attempt of stealing his briefcase), and the blind swordsman Hattori Tatsu. The Shredder had made Tatsu his second-in-command of The Foot Clan and made him the sensei of his daughter to turn her into the Kunoichi of The Foot. That was until Tatsu fled from The Foot Clan after being mocked by the other ninjas due to his blindness. From there, The Shredder became the new sensei of Karai and made her his new second-in-command. He later on also gifted his daughter with the Shikomizue, which would become her signature weapon. The goal of Shredder was to fully transform his ninja clan into a worldwide crime syndicate, as well as seeking vengeance on Hamato Yoshi.

As Super Shredder

Tiger Claw Next To His Hurt Master
After Shredder's last encounter with Splinter at Washington Square (during the invasion of the Triceraton Empire), he became badly injured due to the attacks that Splinter performed on him, after The Shredder failed to assassinate him. When he was finally defeated and his right hand man, Tiger Claw, carried his master away to retreat, The Foot Clan had to move away from New York City to a mansion that Shredder owned in the woods, making Shredder's Hideout abandoned until Karai and Shinigami took over the place.
Baxter Fly Pushing I.V Towards Shredder
While they made the mansion their new lair, Oroku Saki had to be on a hospital bed to recover from the injuries. During that time, Baxter Fly became in charge of taking care of his master. Saki planned that it was best to recover through a mutation, which is why Stockman started to inject a special type of Mutagen that he was slowly developing known as the Super Mutagen. Through a Mutagen Drip that was created by Baxter Fly, Shredder was slowly being injected the Mutagen to become a mutant later on. But since the Ninja Turtles and Karai were trying the weaken The Foot to bring them down, Shredder was becoming impatient to mutate, which Baxter would constantly remind him that the Mutagen was unstable and could affect him gradually.
Shredder Mutating
But one day after Baxter Fly had reported to his master about his failed mission of fighting for The Foot Clan against The Foot Clan with Scumbug and Antrax, Shredder didn't seemed interested in his failure. Instead, Shredder pointed out to him that the Mutagen Drip was finally taking effect on him. Soon afterwards, the Super Mutagen causes Mutagen veins to be visible, as well as causing blades to burst through his left arm, notably two steel claws that burst through his knuckles from his left hand.
Claws Bursting Through Shredder's Hand
But then one stormy night whatsoever, Shredder finally had it and when Baxter came to check on him, he forced him to give him the rest of the Mutagen. When Baxter Fly heard his orders, he once again told him that he refused. Afterwards he warned him that the instability of the Super Mutagen and cause the mutation to be monstrous.
Shredder Final Form
Angry at him refusing, he finally threatened Baxter to do it. Being scared of his threat, Baxter Fly decided to give Shredder what he wished. As all of the Mutagen from the Mutagen Drip transferred into Saki's system, the Super Mutagen that was barely coursing through his veins seem to had affected him in a mild way with a few blades bursting through his left arm. But that was until he screeched in total pain from the mutation, causing him to go through a very violent mutation. The Shredder was once again having two steel claws bursting through his knuckles on his left hand and afterwards grabbing his Kuro Kabuto, which mutates as well and merges with his face. After the violent mutation of The Shredder had finished, he had became a mutant with blades and Mutagen veins covering his body, becoming known as Super Shredder.

As Undead Shredder

The Arrival Of Kavaxas
After many months of the death of Super Shredder by the hand of Leonardo, Tiger Claw and The Foot Clan retreated back to an underground shrine dedicated for The Shredder in New York City, which was built by the Foot Cultists. Takeshi, who learned about a Demodragon who could resurrect his deceased master, decided to summon the demon from the Netherworld to Earth for his own purposes. As the cultists stole both the Mystic Seal of the Ancients and The Scroll of the Demodragon to summon the demon, Kavaxas, the mutant Bengal tiger was able to summon the beast in front of the Ninja Turtles.
Undead Shredder 01
With Kavaxas on their side, The Foot gathered Oroku Saki's mutant corpse alongside with his mutated Kuro Kabuto and mutated heart. After The Foot Clan retrieved the two items that would complete The Shredder's resurrection, Kavaxas finally resurrects Saki. But due to him being deceased, the mutant came back as a zombie with rotting flesh and exposed bones.


Raised In The Hamato Clan

Hamato Dojo Duel

Rise Of The Foot Clan

Moving To New York City

Wolf Hotel Confrontation

Initiation Of A War

Enter Karai

Meeting The Kraang

Alliance With The Kraang

Old Rivals Reunion

The Foot Clan Rises Back

Trip To Japan

Return To New York

Karai Learns The Truth

Hunt For The Kuro Kabuto

Karai's Betrayal

The Kraang Invasion

During The Kraang Invasion

After The Kraang Invasion

Fabrication Of The Mind Control Serum

The Triceraton Invasion

The Foot Clan War

Rise Of The Super Shredder

Super Shredder Recuperates

The Super Shredder's Return

Final Showdown




Banishment To The Netherworld



Powers, Abilities, and Weaponry

As Oroku Saki/ The Shredder

As Super Shredder

  • Enhanced Strength
  • Enhanced Endurance
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Ninjutsu
  • Steel Claws
  • Blades
  • Mutagen Regeneration
  • Enhanced Strength: Thanks to the mutation that he received, his strength has actually increased massively. He is strong enough to break rocks and even lift up the Shellraiser with no problem. Or even lift up any opponent in combat with no problem like Splinter, Leatherhead, or Serpent Karai.
  • Enhanced Endurance: With his mutation he is much more durable than ever. Not only can he recover in combat, but also he is much more durable due to the metal fused to his skin. His body is much more durable than the Crescent Blades that Shinigami carries around, and he doesn't get affected when someone kicks him in the face (thanks to the Kuro Kabuto that fused to his skin).
  • Enhanced Agility: Even though Super Shredder is very bulky and heavy, he is still enhanced in his agility. He can perform a few quick movements in combat.
  • Enhanced Hearing: According to Super Shredder, the Super Mutagen enhanced his hearing.
  • Enhanced Smell: According to Super Shredder, the Super Mutagen enhanced his smell.
  • Ninjutsu Skills: As a ninja master, he still maintains his Ninjutsu abilities, which he uses in combat.
  • Steel Claws: He has two steel blades that come out through his hands, which are a replacement to his Steel Claws when he was a human. His claws are retractable and can be shot at opponents like projectiles.
  • Blades: Alongside with his mutation, he has blades that came through his skin.
  • Mutagen Regeneration: Just by injecting more of the Super Mutagen into his body, Super Shredder can enhance much more in strength. Also he can fix his deformed arm or regenerate any of his blades through this process.
  • Retro-Mutagen Immunity: Probably due to him getting a lot of Mutagen into his body, Super Shredder's mutation cannot be reversed. This can be seen when Donatello threw one of his Retro-Mutagen Light Bulbs at him, which didn't affect him at all.

As Undead Shredder

  • Enhanced Strength:
  • Enhanced Endurance:
  • Enhanced Agility:
  • Ninjutsu Skills:
  • Blades:
  • Telekinesis: After Kavaxas resurrected him into an undead being, Undead Shredder gained telekinetic powers similar to the ones that April O'Neil possesses. He is able to levitate his opponents like Michelangelo and even push anyone away from him like Tiger Claw.
  • Body Part Control & Attachment: Now that Super Shredder is a zombie, he has the ability to control any detached body parts like his head or hands. Also he can easily reattach any lost limbs back into its place, which is seen after Leonardo decapitates him and cuts off his right hand with his Katana Swords.


As Oroku Saki/ The Shredder

As Super Shredder

  • Mutagen Instability (Formerly)
  • Hit In The Heart (Formerly)
  • Mutagen Instability (Formerly): According to the warning that Baxter Fly gave to Super Shredder, the Super Mutagen is unstable. Due to the instability of the Mutagen, his limbs can start to deform out of nowhere.
  • Hit In The Heart (Formerly): In his mutation, his heart has become exposed on his chest. If the heart is punched, he can vomit and the instability of the Super Mutagen will affect him with the deformed limbs.

As Undead Shredder



As Oroku Saki/ The Shredder

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

As Super Shredder

Season 4

Season 5

As Undead Shredder

Season 5


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  • Unlike most incarnations of The Shredder, this incarnation features Oroku Saki with a burnt face.
  • His backstory is similar to the origins of Loki from Marvel Comics. Both antagonists were raised by their rivals (Asgardians and The Hamato Clan) by their leader (Odin and Hamato Yuuta) alongside their biological child (Thor and Hamato Yoshi), after their fathers were assassinated (Laufey and Oroku Keiji). Once the adopted children were matured, they realized their true roots (Loki being a Jötunn (Frost Giant) and Oroku Saki being from The Foot Clan) and started to rebel against their "families". Even forming a rivalry in the process with their adoptive brothers.
  • This is the first incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which The Shredder does not have the usual Tekkō-kagi with two blades that are worn around the hands. Instead, this Shredder features him wielding custom Tekkō-kagi that are worn around the forearms with two retractable blades.
    • After Oroku Saki mutated, he is seen wielding steel claws that come out from his knuckle, which sort of resemble the Tekkō-kagi that the past Shredder incarnations would wield.
  • Following his mutation, this is the first incarnation of the TMNT where Super Shredder is featured in an animated series.
  • In his mutant form, The Shredder's design is very similar to the DC Comics villain, Doomsday, as well as bearing a resemblance to Wolverine and X-23 from Marvel Comics, due to his ability to sprout metallic bone claws through his knuckles in a similar way to the two mutant superheroes.
  • There was a deleted scene in Owari of the assassination of Super Shredder, in which a line can be seen on his neck after Leonardo strikes him with his Katana Sword. Also blood can be seen flying from his neck, which was censored due to it being graphic for kids. The full image was revealed by Ciro Nieli on his Instagram account, but in the final episode the blood can still be seen dripping from the sword.

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