General Gato
General Gato
Biographical information

Central America

Date of birth

around 1000 B.C.

Date of death



Invulnerability, Immortality (as stone being)

Weapon(s) of choice

curved obsidian swords




Stone Generals

Physical description

Stone Being (formerly human)



Eye color


Out of universe information

2007 film

Voiced by

Fred Tatasciore

Teachers and Students

General Gato is one of the four Stone Generals that appeared in TMNT as one of the film's main antagonists. Gato, alongside his three brothers and sister, formed a brotherhood to conquer the world. He was voiced by Fred Tatasciore.

1000 B.C.

General Gato was part of a brotherhood formed by his three brothers and sister to conquer the world. During the brotherhood's existence, Gato's Brother Yaotl discovered a constellation known as the Stars of Kicaan which would align every three-thousand years to open a portal to another dimension. During a battle between Yaotl's army and a Central American civilization, Yaotl used a wheel-like artifact to open the portal, but had a cost: General Gato, along with his sister and two of his brothers were turned to stone and thirteen monsters were summoned to Earth. The monsters quickly wiped out both Yaotl's army and his opponent. Yaotl himself was left cursed with immortality.


Three-thousand years later, Gato and the other generals were reanimated by Yaotl (under the alias of Max Winters) and Yaotl made them capture the thirteen monsters. They captured twelve of them and captured Leonardo as a replacement for the thirteenth monster. Later, Gato and the other stone generals led by his brother Aguila turned against Yaotl, thinking he would take their immortality for himself. Yaotl, however, was trying to get rid of the immortality by casting the thirteen monsters into the portal. During the next alignment and reopening of the portal, Gato and the other stone generals revealed their intentions to summon more monsters to Earth to use as an army in order to finish the world conquest they had started three-thousand years ago. Gato implied that the final monster was still free and that the curse would never be broken. Four turtles led by the rescued Leonardo then confronted the generals. During the fight, General Gato engaged Leonardo in combat. The turtles defeated the stone generals and kicked them into the portal. The stone generals emerged from the portal and Aguila told the turtles that they could never be stopped without the thirteenth monster. Just then, Casey and April barged into the tower, chased by the thirteenth monster. The thirteenth monster then slammed the generals and itself into the portal. Gato and the other generals were turned human again in the process, apparently breaking the curse.

General Gato fights with extreme speed and agility that he could knock anyone down with a single pounce. He uses dashing attacks with his sword, and jumps fast to dodge any attack.


  • Gato means cat in Spanish.
  • Gato was based on the Aztec jaguar warriors, as they wore jaguar skins and were in the highest ranks of the Aztec military.
  • He lives up to his name; he wears jaguar skin and its head rests on top of him, and he hisses and generally behaves much like a cat.
  • He shares the same name with a Naruto character, who is also voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
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