In Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Foot Clan is a ninja clan often faced by the Mad Dogs.


*Deceased members are in italics.

Former Members

Prominent Enemies


It is currently unknown when, how, or by whom the Foot Clan was first founded, but 500 years ago, it was a peaceful Japanese clan that flourished under the benevolent leadership of Oroku Saki. However, that era of the Foot ended once it was ravaged by another clan and Saki donned the Kuroi Yōroi to defend the Foot. Though the opposing clan was dispatched, Saki's soul was lost to the evil influence of the armor and the Shredder emerged in his place. The Foot then warped into a clan that brutalized villages across the nation, but was challenged by the newly formed Hamato Clan, built by one of its own former members, Hamato Karai. Karai eventually banished the Shredder to the Twilight Realm, but it is currently unknown what happened to the Foot following its leader's defeat.

500 years later, the Foot was lead by Foot Lieutenant and Foot Brute and operated in New York, the clan now well-intertwined with Mystic powers and the Hidden City. Following in the violent clan culture that the Shredder cultivated during his time as leader, the modern-day Foot remained evil and revered the Shredder. The Foot came into conflict with the Turtles for the first time in "Origami Tsunami" and the Turtles foiled the Foot’s attempt to create an army of Origami Ninja out of stolen paper, but the Foot Brute and Foot Lieutenant managed to escape.

The Foot collaborated with Baron Draxum in "The Evil League of Mutants" to collect the remaining pieces of the Kuroi Yōroi, but didn't disclose that it was to raise the Shredder, telling Draxum he would wear the armor himself.

At some point prior to "Shadow of Evil", the Foot opened a shoe retailer store in New York named the Foot Shack as their operation base.

The Foot searched a New York botanical garden in "How to Make Enemies and Bend People to Your Will" for a shard of the Kuroi Yōroi and Draxum, after sabotaging the retrieval mission, was made leader of the Foot. After the Kuroi Yōroi was completed in "End Game", Draxum donned the armor. However, his life force was drained by it and the Shredder was revived.

The Foot lost the Shredder to Big Mama in "Many Unhappy Returns" where she was employed by Splinter and Leonardo to dispose of him, but instead used him to bolster her Battle Nexus as one of her champions. Foot Recruit reunited the clan with the Shredder in "Battle Nexus: New York" and his consciousness was regained by Karai's removal from the Twilight Realm in "Finale Part 1: E-Turtle Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", restoring him to the way he was when he first took control of the Foot.

The Shredder led the Foot on a mission to invade Splinter and the Turtles' lair to kill Karai and consume her Hamato essence to grant him invincibility in "Finale Part 2: Shreddy or Not". After informing the Shredder that Empyrean is required to absorb another's life force, the Foot traveled to Draxum's laboratory in "Finale Part 3: Anatawa Hitorijanai" to receive the Empyrean he offered. Foot Lieutenant and Foot Brute were deserted by the Shredder and he promoted Foot Recruit, the only other remaining member, to clan general.

The Shredder planned to consume Splinter's Hamato essence in "Finale Part 4: Rise" to substitute for Karai's and almost succeeded until he was stopped by Foot Recruit who chose to ally herself with the Hamato Clan. The Shredder fought the Hamato Clan and its allies, but was vanquished by them. However, the fate of the Foot after the Shredder's destruction is currently unknown.


The Foot Clan is a group of evil ninjas bent on taking over New York City! They have the power of teleportation through hidden gateways and the ability to create and control Origami Ninjas.


  • The Foot Clan emblem is only awarded to full-fledged members who have passed a final assessment, given by a mystic Paint Creature.
  • Foot Lieutenant and Foot Brute are apparently huge fans of Lou Jitsu.
    • This is highly ironic, as Lou Jitsu is Splinter, who opposes the Foot Clan, and whose ancestors defeated the Shredder 500 years ago.
  • In "Shadow of Evil", it is revealed that the Foot Clan finds some of its recruits in ninja chatrooms, as mentioned by the Foot Lieutenant upon seeing the Foot Soldiers' poor performance against the Turtles.
    • This episode also reveals that the Foot Clan uses a shoe store called the Foot Shack as a front for their base of operations.
  • The Foot Clan has written laws as revealed in "How to Make Enemies and Bend People to Your Will", one of them being that a new clan leader can only appointed if they succeed where the current leader(s) have failed.
  • It was revealed in October 2020 by Rise of the TMNT writers Russ Carney and Ron Corcillo in the fan interview Turtles Rising that in this continuity, upon joining the Foot Clan, members relinquish their names, hence the names Foot Lieutenant, Foot Brute, Foot Recruit, etc.[1]