Kraang Prime, formerly known as Kraang, is a character that debuted in the first season finale of the 2012 TV series, Showdown and Showdown, Part 2. Kraang Prime is the leader of The Kraang. But ever since her death, The Kraang no longer exists.
Kraang was once an Utrom scientist who discovered a mutagen derived from the Kraathatrogon. Using this substance, she mutated to gigantic size and developed powerful psychic abilities. Using her new powers, she conquered and enslaved the majority of her race, destroying their individuality and turning them into mental clones of herself. She renamed herself Kraang Prime and called her faction 'the Kraang'. She then proceeded to conduct a centuries long campaign to conquer Dimension X, and later the greater universe as well.
Kraang Prime first appears in a message she transmits to her race at TCRI. She announces that the full invasion has begun, after which the Kraang announce that the portal is to be prepared to summon the Technodrome. The Turtles find out about this at almost the same time using the stolen Kraang communicator. After the Turtles destroy the portal, they discover that the Technodrome still managed to slip through and she begins her attack. Shortly afterwards they discover that April has been kidnapped by Shredder and given to the Kraang.
April, meanwhile, wakes up from her kidnapping in Kraang Prime's 'throne room' strapped to an apparatus. Kraang Prime introduces herself as 'Kraang' and explains that she required April's uniquely attuned energy signature to stabilize the terraforming process. Now that she has her, the terraforming of Earth begins, with people beginning to choke outside as the air is changed. However as the Technodrome builds energy to wipe out all humans in the area the Turtles arrive and pull April out, while delivering a kick to Kraang Prime.
After the heroes flee, Kraang Prime reveals her exo-suit hidden in the walls of her throne room, and proceeds to pursue the Turtles as the Technodrome malfunctions. She catches up to them in an escape pod launch tube where she tries to kill them. The Turtles and April are saved by Leonardo, who remains in the Technodrome to hold Kraang Prime off while the rest escape. An explosion rocks the flying fortress as the escape pod leaves, and both are thought dead. However Leonardo is shown to have survived shortly after, and the re-activation of the Technodrome on the ocean floor shows that Kraang Prime did as well.
She communicates telepathically with the Kraang in the rebuilt TCRI building. However, she then detects April tuning in on their telepathic conference and sets his minions on alert.
Kraang Prime informs the Technodrome that all Kraang in Dimension X are mobilizing for the invasion of Earth. She then addresses the Kraang in charge of Plan 10, which is to switch human leader minds with Kraang minds, unaware that Raphael had accidentally swapped brains with this Kraang. Despite a poor imitation of Kraang speech, Raphael claimed that Plan 10 was clear to progress, so Kraang Prime gave the order to implement it. However, the rest of the Turtles were able to infiltrate the Technodrome, restore Raphael to his proper body and destroy the neuro-switcher, causing damage to the Technodrome in the process.
Kraang Prime was watching from a view screen as the Kraang had successfully perfected the mutagen for the invasion.
Kraang Prime appeared at the beginning of the episode at Shredder's Lair over a project screen where the Shredder contacted her. She then asks the Shredder like Tiger Claw did moments ago for a decision over their alliance. He then agreed that in exchange for the Kraang to 'deliver' Splinter and the Turtles to the Shredder and reversing Karai's mutation, the Shredder will make sure that the Kraang take over New York and then the world. Raph and Casey are roaming the wrecked streets when, all of the sudden, a massive portal opens up before them, only for Kraang Prime to step out of it, outfitted in a large robotic suit and a ray on its robotic arm from which it can blast Mutagen. Kraang Prime catches up to Casey and Raph and is about to attack them, but the Earth Protection Force comes forward and they surround Kraang Prime, giving Raph and Casey a chance to escape. Kraang Prime later finds them again and shoots Mutagen on to Kirby O'Neil turning him into a Kraang-like monster. Kraang Prime later manages to find the Turtle Mech and engages it in combat. Donnie then launches a barrel of waste at Kraang Prime's face, however the chemicals had no effect on the fearsome Kraang Prime. Kraang Prime then tells the Turtles and April that they have no right to stop the Kraang's invasion of humanity, as Kraang Prime claims that millions of years ago it was she who mutated Earth's early inhabitant (insultingly referring to them as "monkeys") into modern humans using mutagen, and they have now come to Earth to do what they please, seeing it as their right for giving humans intelligence. Regardless of her bantering, the Turtle Mech continues to fight against the strength of Kraang Prime's robotic suit, but the sheer force of the battle damages the Turtle Mech quickly. Donnie decides to use the mech's electric harpoon, even though this may fry the mech. While one end of the harpoon latches on to a transformer and taps into the city's power grid, the other end latches on to Kraang Prime's face and electrocutes her. This causes all of the electricity in File:Kraang Prime outside of Body.jpg New York City to go out as well as Kraang Prime and her robotic body to collapse. The Turtles and April celebrate, but this is short-lived as Kraang Prime comes out of her suit and runs towards the now useless mech. The Turtles and April all escape on to a sidewalk and April uses her mental powers to attack Kraang Prime just when Casey drives the Party Wagon into the monster, briefly knocking him out. Everyone climbs into the van and drives off. Leaving Kraang Prime and her subjects to control the city.
Kraang Prime reveals in the Technodrome being raised alongside Kraang Subprime who finishes repairing it, however moments later it is destroyed by the Triceratons, killing them there.
Kraang's origins were revealed to the Turtles and Fugitoid by the Utrom Council, she originally was a scientist who discovered the mutagen in Kraathatrogon worms which she used to heighten her abilities to the point where she could take over the minds over the majority of Utroms and converting them into the Kraang Hive mind.
Kraang Prime resembles most others of her species, except that she is much larger; over 10 feet in diameter. her pupils are star shaped instead of diamond shaped like the other Kraang and has tendrils over her mouth. She also has three hexagonal decorations on her forehead. Her tentacles are bulky and dark red. When needed she can move about in her custom built robotic body. The body is a massive, 25 foot mechanical weapon with long tentacle-like arms and a powerful energy weapon mounted at the head much larger than other Kraangdroids.
- "The invasion that is known as the invasion of Earth begins...NOW!"
- "Like all Kraang I am called Kraang, But you can call me Kraang."
- "The Turtles?! Kraang will not be stopped by pathetic mutants!!"
- "Kraang agrees to this, but in return Shredder must then help Kraang conquer the city known as New York City and then…THE WORLD!"
- "Lowly insects, do you think Kraang can be stopped? It was Kraang that found your planet millions of years ago, it was Kraang that used mutagen on the monkeys turning them into lowly humans and it is Kraang who now transforms your world."
- "You will all SUFFER!!!"
- Kraang Prime speaks without the aid of her exo-suit and does so in a much less redundant way than her minions. She even refers to herself in the singular, specifically naming herself 'Kraang'. She does, however, occasionally slip into the redundant habit of her lessers.
- While the bulk of Kraang's exo-suit is radically different to her 1987 counterpart's robot body, the head shares the same antenna as well as purple markings similar Krang's robot body's glasses.
- Kraang Prime is unique in that she is the only mutant in the 2012 series to have been originally of an unearthly species.