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Footbot Soldiers
Biographical information

New York City, Kraang Laboratories, Fabrice of Foot Bots




Footbots, Foot Robots

Date of death
Weapon(s) of choice

Four weaponized arms, bow and arrow, katana


Shredder's minions

Physical description
Eye color


Bandana color


Out of universe information
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Footbot Soldiers, also known as Foot-Bots, Foot Robots, or Robotic Foot Soldiers, are the mechanical versions of the The Shredder's minions built by the Kraang Hive Mind in collaboration with Shredder to strengthen the Foot Clan.



These enhanced versions of their human counterparts in the Foot Soldiers were built by the Kraang Hive Mind and the Shredder, due to the fact that the ordinary human Foot Soldiers were being defeated by the turtles too easily. As far as the robots' appearance goes, they are dressed exactly the same as the regular Foot Soldiers and so, if they stood side by side, the two would be almost impossible to differentiate between. While in combat with skilled opponents like the Turtles, they are not much more capable than the original Foot Soldiers, one of these robots' prominent features is their ability to learn from and quickly adapt to their foes' own martial arts moves and combat techniques in a matter of seconds, enabling them to quickly overwhelm an unsuspecting enemy. As a consequence, the best way to defeat them is to constantly be unpredictable and come up with new moves/techniques to surprise them with.

The Footbots also differentiate from their predecessors in the armament they wield and their ability to morph into a more formidable battle form. When first encountered, the bots look normal and are armed with normal ninja weaponry; e.g. katana, tantō, naginata, kama, shuriken, and kunai. However, if the opposition is observed to be stronger than normal, the bots can morph their arms into more formidable weapons, including large curved blades, drills, huge mace-heads, and buzzsaws. They can also rapidly extend another pair of arms which also can possess the same enhanced weaponry.




  • The Footbots' noises are very similar to the cat noises made by the M.O.U.S.E.R.S.
  • A Robotic Foot Soldier action figure was released in 2014 by Playmates Toys
  • The robotic Foot Soldiers, in sharp contrast to the 1980's versions, are not just flimsy cannon fodder, but deadly, nimble fighters who have excellent martial arts skills and are superior to their human counterparts in almost every way, shape, and form. The most telling sign of their abilities is when one was able to hold its own against both Raphael and Casey at the same time.
  • When their eyes glow red, they make a sound, indicating they have learned something new.
  • At first, the only way to defeat them was to be as unpredictable as possible and quickly take them down before they could learn new moves. However, this no longer seems to be the case as the Turtles have defeated them without being unpredictable.