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The Fishface
Shredder's Underwater Thug!

Real Name



Human (Formerly)
Mutant Snakehead (Current)

Skin Color

Red and White

Eye Color



  • Knives
  • Robotic Legs
  • Venom Bite
  • Swimming
  • Underwater Breathing


The Foot Clan


Ninja Turtles



Voiced By

Christian Lanz

First Appearance

New Friend, Old Enemy (Xever)
The Gauntlet (Fishface)

Fishface is a tertiary (formerly secondary) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He was originally a human Brazilian street thug who Shredder bailed out of prison named Xever. He is now a mutant snake head fish and one of Shredder's Hench-Mutants, along with his partner, Rahzar. He is also Rahzar's rival, and a rival to Raphael. More like a frenemy, because they both love to crack skulls, but for different purposes.

Official Description

"I don't like these turtles that the boss has us tracking, or even that goon Bradford that I am always stuck with. But Shredder broke me out of prison and hired me as the Foot Clan's top enforcer for a reason. No one can match my ruthlessness. And anyone who tries will feel the cold edge of my steel! Ever since being mutated by those Turtles!, I've had to wear these robotic legs. Sooner or later ,imm going to use them to crush those turtles!" - Fishface


Xever as a human

As human

As a young Brazilian boy left by his parents to live out on the streets of Sao Paulo, Xever taught himself one important rule that he followed in order to survive: steal if you want something or else starve to death. This rule was tested when he began pick-pocketing a passerby and getting away with his wallet easily. He grew up learning to break into other's properties like a lucky professional thug, until one night, the police finally caught him trying to burglarize a hotel room for a briefcase possibly filled with money and threw him in prison, where he was allowed to make his own weapons. He was however let out early by Shredder, who turned out to be the owner of the briefcase and claimed that Xever's skills are useful. Employed for the most dirtiest jobs in the Foot Clan, Xever was not only in debt, but also liked getting a job where he can crack skulls everyday, which Shredder was kinda impressed with.

As Xever

Season 1

New Friend, Old Enemy: Fishface makes his debut in this episode as a Brazilian street thug named Xever, who is ordered by Shredder to assist Chris Bradford with uncovering Hamato Yoshi and his supposed army of ninja because of his vast knowledge of the criminal underground of New York. He has little respect for Bradford, whom he views as a pampered "rich boy". Despite this, Xever assisted in the ambush on Michelangelo, easily defeating and capturing him. He was last seen being washed down a sewer pipe with Bradford.

Never Say Xever: After Bradford is demoted Xever takes command and enlists the help of the Purple Dragons street gang to find the turtles. When the turtles are losing, Leonardo retreats, which angers both Raphael and Xever. In order to lure the turtles out of hiding, he takes their friend Murakami hostage. When the turtles try to use Bradford as their own hostage, however, Xever couldn't care less. The turtles fight against Xever, Foot ninja, and Bradford, once he frees himself. The fight goes badly, with the turtles being cornered. While Xever showed off to Bradford, and mocked him for getting locked inside a trash can, Leonardo destroys a water tower, which sends the Foot washing away again with a huge rush of water.

As Fishface

The Gauntlet: Xever handles a particularly ugly snakehead in a fish market before learning about the Turtles whereabouts. He challenges the Turtles alongside Chris Bradford. While he outlasts Bradford, and gains the upper hand against his mutated foes, they eventually trap them with no way to escape. Bradford, in one last effort to destroy the turtles, thrusts his sword into a huge container of Mutagen. It only manages to wash he and Xever away, covering them in the Ooze. Xever, having recently touched that fish, mutates into an enormous humanoid snakehead with stick-like arms and two long, sharp teeth. He reaches out to Shredder, begging for help, distracting Shredder from delivering his final blow and allowing the Turtles to escape.

Panic in the Sewers: Xever is only seen for brief moment in this episode. In Shredder's headquarters, he sticks his head out of the water in Shredder's audience chamber, to show that he survived.

Mousers Attack!: Once again, Xever only appears in a single scene in this episode. He is fed up with being stuck in the tank in Shredder's chamber. He says that if he wasn't stuck there, he would have captured the turtles by now. Dogpound retorts that he is stuck there and proceeds to annoy Xever by tapping on the glass.

The Alien Agenda: Baxter Stockman creates a breathing suit and robotic legs for Xever. While the breathing suit is effective, the robotic legs fail miserably, causing Dogpound to laugh at him for the rest of the episode. However, at the end, Karai supplies Stockman with some Kraang tech. When realizing how effective it is, Shredder wants the Foot to find out more about the Kraang.

The Pulverizer: After the Purple Dragons steal some Kraang tech, then Stockman inserts a chip of the technology into Xever's robotic legs, which now work even better than his original legs. When Leonardo, Michaelangelo, and Raphael come in and try to stop Stockman with whatever he was working on. What he was working on came out in the form of Xever with robotic legs. At first the turtles laugh at him, and Mikey gives him a dopey nickname, "Fishface", though they realize what they're up against when Fishface defeats Mikey with a single kick. Raphael knew to avoid the legs, but fell to his venomous jaws. Leonardo is defeated, just as Donatello comes in with the Shellraiser. He defeats Fishface with the powerful vehicle and gives Raphael an antidote.

Baxter's Gambit: He is seen trying to steal Kraang technology, but because the Foot and the turtles were after the same tech, he ends up fighting Raph. After battling Raphael for a little while, Dogpound is defeated, and the two retreat. Raphael chases his rival, only to be drawn in to Baxter's trap, where he turns on his teammates as well. After realizing they've been going in circles, Baxter splits the gang up, with it just being Raph and Fishface on one side. He tries to suck them into a giant turbine, only for Fishface to save Raph (as his robotic legs were able to hold on), and they escaped the fan. While they were walking together, Raph asks him why is he working for Shredder, prompting Fishface to explain his origins. They soon find the others and escape the maze, only then to battle against Stockman's monster of doom. Working together, both Raphael and Fishface manage to bring Stockman down and destroy his machine, but Baxter escapes. To tired to fight after that, both Fishface and Dogpound agree to save the fight for another day, but as they walk off, Fishface throws one Stockman's weapons at Leonardo. Fortunately, Raphael sensed it and stopped the ball with his sai. Fishface walks off, with Raph glaring behind him.

Showdown: Fishface is first seen questioning Dogpound about Hamato Yoshi. After the explanation, Splinter arrives. He tried to battle Master Splinter but had failed.

Season 2

Mikey Gets Shellacne: In this episode Fishface helps Dogpound kidnap Baxter. Fishface also saw Dogpound mutate into Rahzar.

Wormquake!: In this episode, Fishface is one of the many of Shredder's henchmen who wonder what Shredder is bringing from Japan. When he sees Tiger Claw he does his bidding having bring him a glass of milk. He later seen trying to capture Splinter and the Turtles. He also witnesses Tiger Claw getting swallowed by the Kraathatrogon.

The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto: He teamed up with Stockman-Fly to retrieve the Shredder's helmet (the Kuro Kabuto).

Vengeance is Mine: He is seen giving Karai food while she is in a Dungeon. Later, he and Rahzar were distracted by Michelangelo's shadow puppetry skills. Then he, Tiger Claw and some Foot-Bots chased the Turtles and Karai, but Fishface was unable to catch up after Donatello poured pizza grease onto the street to make his motorcycle slip and fall.

The Invasion: Fishface stands by Shredder in most parts of this two-part episode with a non-speaking role. He tries to destroy Leonardo along with the other henchmen, but he got beat up.

Season 3

Vision Quest: Fishface returns as a possible spiritual vision fighting Mystic Raphael with the aid of the Foot Soldiers.


As Xever: Xever is tall, skinny, and wears blue jeans, a white shirt and dark blue vest. He has a short black afro and black skin, resembling the real-life actor Jim Kelly.

As Fishface: Fishface has yellow eyes, thin stick-like arms with webs between his fingers and a large dorsal fin with a chunk missing from the front. His stomach area is white and his mouth full of sharp teeth, especially two large ones sticking out of it. He is modified a pair of silver high powered legs, as well as an orange breathing rig.



Fishface was once Xever, a street urchin recruited by the Foot Clan for his incredible criminal skills. Before then, he was abandoned by his parents when he was a kid. That's when he learned one little rule. "You want something, you take it." Which is how he became a criminal. Mutated by The Kraang, this crook became even more crooked, thanks to his hybrid body. Forced to rely on powerful, robotic legs and an external water-breathing rig, Fishface may be a fish out of water (literally!), but this does not stop him from being the Turtles most cut-throat enemy. Fishface is outfitted with a pair of cybernetic legs that were reverse engineered from Kraang tech. They are incredibly strong and fast, allowing Fishface to deliver devastating kick attacks. He also packs a venomous bite. Fishface's venom causes nausea, weakness, and hallucinations.

Powers and Abilities

Capoeira: He is highly skilled in Brazilian Martial Arts.

Knife Fighting: He is skilled with butterfly knives and balisword.

Criminal Genuis: He has known his way on how to survive. He can also make his own weapons.

Robotic Legs: Because his legs were gone due to his mutation, he is forced to rely on a really strong pair of robotic legs capable of break walls with devestating kicks.

Venomous Bite: His bite can hypnotize his victim, causing weaknesses in them like fever, nausea, and hallucinations.

Underwater Breathing: He is capable to swim and breathe underwater like other fish.

Charms: His accent is quite alluring and smooth, even when he's being sarcastic.


Character Interations

Fishface (Character Interactions)


  • Fishface has displayed great martial arts skills, using a fighting style reminiscent of Capoeria, as well as skill with blades and throwing knives.
  • He was born in Brazil.
  • Known symptoms of Fishface's venom: delusions, fever, and nausea. It may be hypnotic, due to the state of the victim's eyes.
  • The names Mikey thought up for Xever's mutant form are "Fishface" and "RoboCarp". The latter is a reference to the main character in the 1980's film, "RoboCop"
  • Fishface tells Raph the reason behind his association with the Shredder in "Baxter's Gambit "
  • Fishface hates Raphael, but still saves him to save the pleasure of getting rid of him for himself.
  • It is possible he might later switch sides as shown in the episode Baxter's Gambit.
  • In The Manhattan Project, Fishface gains a larger and more deadly looking blade. In the form of a "Balisword".
  • He has a chip in his left tooth.
  • His name may be a play on the word "sever," showing the meaning of his aggressvee and violent nature.


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