Shredder reborn

The Paramecia Coloniex emerging from the severed head of the Shredder.


Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.

Paramecia Coloniex is the name given in Peter Laird's notes on Return to New York, for a species of "colony worms" created by the Foot Clan.

Using a mix of magic and science, the Foot Mystics created the Paramecia Coloniex and trained them to feed on the remains of a person and form together to become a replica of said person, all to resurrect the Shredder. Their first three attempts resorted in malformed mutants, before they finally succeeded in making a perfect clone[1].

The perfect clone was later beheaded by Leonardo, but the worms themselves survived and gained sentience, retaining the Shredder's memories and believing themselves to be Oroku Saki. They assimilated a shark, and went on to menace the Turtles on two separate occasions before finally being killed by Splinter and Casey Jones[2][3][4].


  1. Return to New York, book three
  2. "The Worms of Madness, part 1"
  3. "The Worms of Madness, part 2"
  4. "The Bait"
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