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Alopex TMNT IDW 29
Biographical information


Date of birth



Mastery of Ninjutsu and combat martial arts; extendable claws

Weapon(s) of choice

Claws; Kama




Shredder's Foot Clan (formerly; deserted)
Raphael (companion)
Harold Lillja (formerly)
Angel Bridge (partner; best friend)
Splinter's Foot Clan (formerly; abducted from; never rejoined)
Kitsune (formerly; mind-controlled; freed)


Mutant Arctic Fox



Hair color


Eye color


Out of universe information



IDW Publishing

First appearance

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series issue 1

Created by

Kevin Eastman
Bryan Lynch

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Alopex is a female Mutant arctic fox first appearing in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series Raphael 1. She works for The Shredder and may have clues to the origin of the Ninja Turtles.

Alopex was written by Brian Lynch and designed by Kevin Eastman. Alopex is the first new TMNT character designed by Kevin Eastman in over 15 years.


Alopex was born an ordinary arctic fox outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. She proved herself deadly from an early age, serving as her pack's main hunter. She was both feared and respected by all other creatures in the area, save for a polar bear (who was the only being Alopex feared). This life continued until she was captured by a group of scientists attempting an experiment to bring other animals to human-level intelligence. In Alopex's case, the experiment was a success, first granting her human intelligence and then a human-like body. She was rescued from the laboratory by the Foot Clan's leader The Shredder and became an agent of the Foot Clan, believing it gave her life a purpose again.

In her first appearance, she attempted to trick the Turtles into showing her where their lair was so that the Foot Clan could find them and kill them. Fortunately, Raphael caught onto her scheme and fought her. She managed to get away though. After that, she can continually be seen fighting the Turtles at the Shredder's side.

Although Alopex served the Foot Clan faithfully, she still had some attachment to her old home and family. Seemingly aware of this, Shredder sent her back to Fairbanks while he had the forest burned down as a test of loyalty. Alopex attacked Shredder, although she quickly surrendered and professed her ultimate loyalty to the Foot Clan. However, comparing Shredder to the bear that had been the bane of her existence in her earlier life, she secretly swore that she would one day kill him.

During a fight between Shredder and Master Splinter, Alopex finally attacked her master. She did not succeed in killing him, however, and was stopped by Shredder's granddaughter Karai (who up to that point had considered Alopex an ally and friend).

Although injured, Alopex managed to survive and escape. She followed the Turtles, accompanied by April O'Neil and Casey Jones, to the home of April's parents, as they believed they were no longer safe in New York after the Foot had taken over the city's criminal underworld. Raphael was the first to notice her and attacked her, believing her to still be allied with the Foot. Raphael's brothers managed to stop the fight. After Alopex explained her situation, Splinter offered a truce with her. Alopex declined saying she did not need his or his sons' help, but she remained close to their new home. Alopex would later change her mind and joined the Turtles as a resident of the O'Neils. She even became friendly with Raphael, but this quickly changed when a group of Foot Assassins attacked the Turtles. Believing Alopex to still be loyal to the Foot Clan, Raphael attacked her. However, after she saved Raphael from being attacked by one of the Foot Assassins, he realized she was telling the truth.

Returning to New York thanks to a subliminal suggestion from Kitsune, she observed Angel Bridge, AKA Nobody, from a distance, until she enlisted her help in fighting Bebop and Rocksteady, who were getting into a fight with the Turtles and The Mighty Mutanimals. After Bebop and Rocksteady were defeated, Hob offered her a place in his army, but she refused, instead teaming up with Nobody to help keep the streets clean of crime.

She had been helping Leonardo and Splinter train the new, Splinter led Foot Clan, while also helping Nobody and Harold investigate the Street Phantoms. But all the while, Kitsune was gradually manipulating her mind for her own purposes. After Kitsune tried out her coup and snaring Alopex and three of the four Turtles under her control before being defeated by April. In the aftermath Alopex panicked and fled New York city, going straight back to Alaska from where she originally came from.

But Kitsune followed her, tormenting her, saying that she can never escape her rule. But help arrived when Raphael and Nobody showed up looking for her, Raphael actually establishing a psychic link with her just as Kitsune was about to break her spirit completely. Raphael convincing her that she's "A mutant ninja fox from New York City." and that she "Kicks serious ass."

At which Alopex finds renewed strength and rips Kitsune's phantom form's head off. As Alopex comes back into the real world she notices that her face is different, the purple markings have changed into blue, signalling the break from Kitsune. At which Nobody and Raph turn up and fly her to her real home, NYC.

The last we see of her, she's with the Turtles enjoying the sight of Pepperoni sleeping, and later watching a Gamera movie with Raph as Pepperoni wakes up and runs off with one of Raph's sais.



  • Angel Bridge — Alopex's comrade and best friend.
  • Harold Lillja — Formerly partnered with Alopex and Angel Bridge, providing a non-combatant role of mission and support as well as creator of Angel's Nobody suit. Harold's trust in the allied characters was damaged beyond repair after Splinter secretly used Harold as bait to lure Foot Clan foe Darius Dun into a vulnerable position. Dun was captured and executed and Harold was freed, but Harold cut ties with every mutant he knew, including Alopex, as well as their human allies.
  • Hamato Yoshi / Splinter — From the time Alopex defected from the Foot Clan and allied herself with the turtles, she also allied herself with Splinter. After Splinter killed the Shredder and took over the Foot Clan for his own, Alopex helped Splinter train new Foot Clan recruits. Alopex's second involvement in the Foot Clan ended after she became mind-controlled and abducted by Kitsune. By the time Alopex was rescued by Angel Bridge and Raphael, Splinter's sons had already left the Foot Clan and their father's leadership, and Alopex never rejoined the organization. Splinter did, however, provide Raph and Angel with Foot Clan transportation during their mission to rescue Alopex.
  • Raphael — Raphael bonded with Alopex early in the series, when Alopex was still part of the Foot Clan and an enemy of Raph's family. After defecting from the Foot Clan, she became closer to Raph in particular. During the trip to Alaska to find Alopex, Raphael admitted to Angel that he does love Alopex seeing as how "Even when she's a pain in my shell, I just GET her." and elaborating how he doesn't feel as lonely and lost when she's around. However, he remains ambiguous about whether he loves her romantically.


  • Kitsune - The ancient witch has proven to be Alopex's most insidious enemy, using her powers to brainwash Alopex into subservience to her, without Alopex's awareness of that fact.
  • Oroku Saki - Alopex was initially faithful to Saki and the Foot Clan. However, his destruction of her fox family and the forest she had once lived in caused her to turn against him, and vow to kill him when she had the chance. She actively turned against him in the City Fall arc, when she tried to kill her former master but was thwarted by Karai.





External Links

Brian Lynch introducing Alopex interview

Solicit for Raphael comic

Official TMNT IDW Comic Shop

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