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No one can stop the Shredder!

Real Name

Oroku Saki


Japan (Original Home) New York City (Current Home)


The Foot Clan (Leader)

The Kraang


Hamato Yoshi (Master Splinter) Leonardo Donatello Raphael Michelangelo April O' Neil Casey Jones

Voiced by

Kevin Michael Richardson


Steel Claws


6'4", 193cm

Eye color

One Eye:Brown

One Eye: Pink




Late 50's

Shredder is a master of ninjutsu, an enemy and rival to Splinter, the adopted father of Karai, the nefarious leader of the Foot Clan, and one of the two main antagonists of the series, aside from the Kraang.

Official Description

Call me Master Shredder. I have trained in the ways of ninjustsu my entire life and I've sharpened my skills to the highest level. An old enemy of mine, Splinter, is hiding in New York City and training a peculiar band of ninjas. The time has come to pay them a visit, and nothing will keep me from my revenge. Nothing. -  Shredder


Shredder always fights with vicious ferocity, showing little mercy to any one who stands between him and his conquest. Although he finds himself in a city swarming with a variety of Mutant creatures and invading aliens, Shredder views it all as nothing but a distraction from his ultimate goal; his vendetta against Hamato Yoshi. The one and only thing that Shredder seemingly cares about is Karai - who he considers a mere trophy of his initial victory - and his former love interest, Tang Shen.


Scar shredder
The Shredder as he is unmasked.
Kung fu frogzAdded by Kung fu frogz
In this version, the Shredder's spikes are bigger and bulkier, though his body is much thinner. He still remains keeping the shoulder, arm, and leg gauntlets. However, the hand claws are now merged with the arm gauntlets. Unlike most incarnations, this version of the Shredder has a horrid injury on the right side of his face, which he received when he attacked Yoshi in his home and ignited a huge fire. He once had black hair and a completely natural face, but he also lost these two aspects during the fire. He now suffers from severe burns, though he is still suprisingly competent as a fighter. It is debatable whether or not he lost the sight of his right eye in the fire, as it is now blood red with just a blue iris.


Shredder was once called Oroko Saki who was a close friend to Hamato Yoshi (Splinter). But one day, the two met a beautiful young woman named Tang Shen. Both Saki and Hamato fell in love with Shen, but she only loved Hamato. Soon Hamato and Tang Shen had a child. Oroko Saki became overwhelmed with jealousy. One night, he broke into Tang Shen's house and demanded that she love him. When she refused, Saki burned down the house killing Shen, but not with out taking Hamato's daughter Miwa.

Years later Shredder has still been hunting down Splinter and his 4 students the Ninja Turtles.


  • It is revealed that Shredder has a burned, bald head, from when the immense fire happened in Japan.
  • Shredder seems to own an Akita dog named Hatchiko. A dog of this same breed and name was immortalized with a statue in Tokyo and became a national symbol of loyalty and friendship. This dog was also part of the reason for Bradford's mutation into the hulking Dogpound.
  • Shredder is Master Splinter's definite opposite due to their feelings for humanity.
  • He fights with strictly forbidden Ninjitsu techniques.
  • Karai is the only living thing he actually cares about.
  • He seems to have international comrades.
  • Ironically, the Shredder's real name, Saki, is (usually) a female Japanese name that means both blossom and hope.
  • He shares the same voice actor, Kevin Michael Richardson, as Gantu from Lilo and Stitch.
  • Shredder's favorite color is dark purple for royalty, similar to Yamato Man from the video game Megaman 6.
  • In a spoiler, it stated that he adopted Miwa, hinting that he 'rescued' her from the fire and renamed her Karai, which is later revealed to be the truth.
  • Splinter's worst nightmare is losing his family to Shredder, as seen in "Panic in the Sewers" and "New Friend, Old Enemy", hinting that Shredder will truly do anything to get to Splinter; even hurting and kidnapping his loved ones.
  • One of Shredder's eyes is always seen bloodshot. 
  • Shredder's burns and scars under his helmet look very similer to Darth Vader's from Star Wars.
  • Shredder's armor resembles Darth Vader's overall.


  • "Well done Karai, I have found something for you. (Holds up Kraang) You've always wanted a pet."
  • "They defeated you with Go-Karts and a water-balloon?!"
  • "Excellent Karai. I want you to find out more about this Kraang."
  • "Where is Splinter!"
  • "Tell me where Splinter is, and I'll let you live long enough to watch him perish."
  • "And you! *to Xever* I should have left you in that prison to rot."
  • "Have you forgotten what Hamato Yoshi has done to us?"
  • "Where is Hamato Yoshi?"
  • "Tonight I dine on turtle soup."
  • "Enough!"
  • "Your skills are impressive, but they will not save you!"
  • "Destroy Them!"
  • Who is this...April O'Neil?
  • Why were you hunting the turtles?
  • To Bradford* You were such a promising student....
  • To Kraang* It would seem we have a common enemy.
  • Do they all talk like this?
  • It must be a fascinating story to think Hamato Yoshi taught ninjitsu to four mutant turtles...maybe I'll let one of you live long enough to tell it!I
  • Hamato Yoshi's disciples are Turtles!?
  • What is this? Xever? Bradford (turns around and sees that the Turtles escaped) NO!!!!!!!!
  • (In Splinter's Dream) "There is no place you can run, no place you can hide where I will not find you. You think you are ready to face me?"


See Shredder/Gallery

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