|“||There is undoubtedly a fascinating story in how my old nemesis came to teach ninjutsu to four mutant turtles. Perhaps I will let one of you live long enough to tell it.||„|
Born in rural Japan, Oroku Saki is the primarily antagonist of Nickelodeons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Originally a good friend to Hamato Yoshi. Growing up, the two were considered equals in the arts of Ninjutsu. However, their friendship was strained as both had romantic feelings for a women named Tang Shen. Eventually, Tang Shen would fall in love with Hamato Yoshi and two were a happy couple and soon had a daughter named Miwa.
Unfortunately, their happiness was cut short when Oroku Saki's anger got the best of him and burned down their house, killing Tang Shen in the process. It was believed that their daughter, Miwa was also killed, but it was later revealed that he kidnapped their daughter and trained her to be a ninja assassin.
Fast forward to the present and Oroku Saki; now known as The Shredder is the boss of a crime syndicate in Japan called The Foot Clan. After noticing a throwing star baring the insignia of his old rival, Hamato Yoshi, The Shredder traveled to New York City, making the Big Apple his new headquarters. From then, The Shredder would become the first major villain, as well as the most proficient one the turtles have faced.
Powers and Stats
Name: Oroku Saki, Shredder
Origin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Age: Late 40's to early 50's (Both him and Yoshi appeared to be in their 30's during their final battle prior to the show)
Attack Potency: At least Large Mountain level via power-scaling (Stomped all four Turtles, all of which are stronger than Casey Jones, in single combat when he was at a disadvantage. Much stronger than the mutants such as Slash and Rahzar which have shown to fight competitively with multiple Turtles at once. Additionally, he should be stronger than Mutagen Man, who could throw cars with enough force to make them explode on impact. Equal to Hamato Yoshi, who effortlessly defeated Tiger Claw. Should undoubtedly be superior to even Ho-Chan, who bestowed the Turtles the ability to conjure thunderstorms with just a fraction of his power)
Speed: At least Supersonic+, likely higher (Moves so fast that he appears completely invisible to Leonardo and struck him before he could hope to react. Much faster than Tiger Claw)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 5+ (Picked Leatherhead up and tossed it like a ragdoll)
Striking Strength: At least Large Mountain Class (Far above Foot Bots, who can effortlessly bust down brick walls. Stomped Leatherhead, who was superior to all four Turtles)
Durability: At least Large Mountain level (Completely unfazed by the Turtles best efforts. Equal to Hamato Yoshi, completely stalemating him in their bouts, and had to resort to cheap tactics to win)
Stamina: High (Could walk away after tanking an explosion in the face)
Range: Standard melee range, extended melee range with his claws
Standard Equipment: A bagh naka (3 metal claws that are united to someone's fist)
Intelligence: Quite intelligent. Managed to convince the Kraang to join him, he is dangerously genre savvy. A master of ninjutsu, so skilled that he makes bonafide masters of the craft look like pushovers in comparison to his might. Trained Karai to be completely equal to Leonardo.
Weaknesses: Nothing notable due to being dangerously genre savvy (he learns from his mistakes, improvises new strategies, etc)