Komodo comes from a long line of Japanese rulers and is the last surviving member of the House of Komodo, a house thought exterminated during World War I. His true descent lies in the dragon, a birthright he attempted to embrace by having mercenary cyborgs and Pimiko’s kunoichi capture Splinter. Using a synthetic mutagen distilled from Splinter’s blood, Komodo intended to use it to mutate himself into a sentient, true dragon before Pimiko’s treachery resulted in the self-destruction of his headquarters when the Turtles invaded, seeking their lost master. Go-Komodo disappeared during the fighting, leaving his half-brother accidentally injected with the synthetic mutagen, King Komodo, to do the fighting (TMNT Vol. 3, #1- 5). Following the destruction of his headquarters in upstate New York, Komodo moved himself and his business to Taiwan (TMNT Vol. 3, #7).