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Mega Shredder
Biographical information

Part Japanese

Date of death

Brute strength
Retractable tongue

Weapon(s) of choice

Bladed brain-tongue
Multiple arms
Spiked armor
Spiked tail

Physical description

Shrimp-lobster-crab-Human hybrid


Bald (previously black)

Eye color


Out of universe information
First appearance
Teachers and Students

Mega Shredder was a gigantic crustacean mutant accidentally created by Bebop and Rocksteady.


After capturing Michelangelo and Leonardo, Rocksteady and Bebop had a plan to mutate the two into a giant two-headed turtle. Leo baited them into dumping in the Shredder Mutants first and as a result, the three merged together into one massive mutant, dubbed Mega Shredder by Mikey.

Mega Shredder rampaged over New York City, leaving Leo and Mikey to attempt to stop it. Mikey gets swallowed by Mega Shredder, leaving a despondent Leo alone, until help arrived in the form of Donatello, Raphael, April, and Casey in the Turtle Mech. The four of them in the Mech held off Mega Shredder long enough for Michelangelo to break free from its innards, severing its Oroku Saki-shaped tongue-brain. With a launch of an exploding barrel into the pained Mega Shredder's mouth, the Turtle Mech defeated Mega Shredder.


Mega Shredder resembles a blob with eyes, spikes and mouths on his heads, chest & belly. He also has a huge hulking arm and smaller, thinner arms and feet on his right side. He has metal plating, an armored tail and two stumpy feet. While we don't know much about his anatomy, we do see his stomach when Mikey gets swallowed by him. Like his outer appearance, his stomach is mostly organic but has numerous chunks of metal bulging out of the muscles. Like with any organism, it is slimy and has a pool of acid. It should also be noted that a parasite swims in the acid, and mutagenic veins line the walls.


  • The name "Mega Shredder" was first used in the game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus to refer to the Shredder from Rogue in the House. It was later used in reference to The Shredder from Same As It Never Was and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare.
  • The scales on Mega Shredder's back are identical to Godzilla's. The music playing during Mega Shredder's appearance are also very similar to the original Godzilla's soundtrack.
  • Mega Shredder's brain is located on his tongue, which is in the form of a young Oroku Saki, proving Baxter Stockman used Saki's DNA to create the Shredder Mutants.
    • The Oroku Saki torso tongue-brain has multiple scythe arms that resemble the blades of a Kamaitachi in some depictions.
    • Mega Shredder's tongue strongly resembles the awaken form of Ophelia, from the manga series Claymore.
  • The Mega Shredder fighting the Turtle Mech is a reference to the classic Giant Robot Vs. Giant Monster theme used mostly in Japanese TV series and cartoons.
  • Mega Shredder has a green face with yellow eyes resembling the moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
  • Mega Shredder is the first mutant to be made from other mutants.


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