Shredder's Super Assassin From China
Guns, Giant Sword
Tiger Claw is the secondary antagonist and a Mutant appearing in the middle of Season 2. He is a skilled assassin/bounty hunter from Japan that became an ally of the Shredder when he came to Japan in search of recruits. Tiger Claw debuted in the episode "Wormquake!". When he makes a return in "The Wrath of Tiger Claw". He is shown to be more powerful than ever -- and now has a personal grudge against the Turtles, Splinter, Casey, and April.
Tiger Claw was mutated by the Kraang as a young Japanese boy and then grew up as a circus performer, which was prior to him becoming a part of the criminal underworld. He is the Shredder's most dreaded assassin and bounty hunter from Japan. Tiger Claw has lost his tail during a duel, and he has been relentlessly searching for the person who took it from him.
Tiger Claw wears bandoliers full of replacement bullets and carries several weapons, among which include a fierarm able to shoot nets, a freeze ray, and another high-powered firearm with the ability to fire red lasers. Tiger Claw also has a jetpack for evasion and/or escape.
Powers and Abilities
He has the strength,speed and agility of a tiger as well as razor sharp claws and fangs. His sense of smell is even greater that of Rahzar as seen in The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto.
He is a very skilled fighter and has even proven to be a formidable opponent for Splinter.
- He is Shredder's third "hench-mutant", though Shredder promoted to him to the highest-ranking Mutant within the army.
- Tiger Claw is a master of all weapons and collects them from most of the warriors that he defeats in mortal combat.
- Tiger Claw's bullet bandoliers have an "X" buckle that resembles a sideways NES controller D-pad.
- "Tiger Claw" in Japanese spells the words Tora No Tsume, which is also a popular type of Katana sword.
- It is unknown what the cause is of him wearing an eyepatch.
- He is a master in many forms of ninjistu including Kayakujutsu.
- In "The Wrath of Tiger Claw", he is shown to have gained new abilities,and has gotten used to Shredder and his hench-mutants.
- In "The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto", he shortly appears with Rahzar searching for the thief of Shredder's helmet.
- He used his gun in "The Legend of the Kuro Kubuto" but never used any guns in "The Wrath of Tiger Claw".
- Xever teases Rahzar because Tiger Claw is a cat and Rahzar is a dog.
- Tigerclaw mentions how he was mutated back in the country he grew up in, this may indicate that the Kraang have multiple bases in other countries as well as New-York City.
- He wants to eat Fishface due to him being a fish.