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You fight well, in the old style. But you've caused me enough trouble. Now you face... the Shredder.
~ The Shredder, to the Turtles

The Shredder was the main antagonist in the original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and its 1991 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze. He was once a rival of Homato Yoshi and a skilled ninja who became the arch-enemy of Master Splinter and the title characters.

He was portrayed by James Saito in the first film, François Chau in the sequel, but the mutated Super Shredder was portrayed by former wrestler, Kevin Nash. Both were voiced by David McCharen.

Biography

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Out of jealousy for the love of a woman, Oroku Saki fought and killed Yoshi but his pet rat Splinter bit and clawed him leaving him with a hideous scar on his face. Saki retaliated by slicing off a piece of Splinter's ear before escaping. In the aftermath, he took over the Foot Clan and became a crime lord dressed in large metal bladed armour calling himself "The Shredder". Years later, he eventually moved his business to New York and hired street thugs to be a part of his clan.

When he discovered that April O'Neil has information on his Foot, he orders them to find her and silence her. That plan failed when Raphael saved her from the foot and brought her to his home as the Foot follow and they discovered the Turtles lair. The Shredder then had them kidnapped Splinter and hires Danny to keep an eye on the Turtles. After the Turtles escape he was furious realizing that their fighting kept reminding him of something he remembered in the past.

When he discovered that the Turtles have returned due to a drawing of Leonardo he found on Danny's pocket, he decided to face them himself and took his foot with him.

After the Turtles have defeated the remaining Foot, the Shredder arrived and attacked each of them one by one. Just when he was about to kill Leonardo, Splinter had arrived to fight the Shredder and explains to him that he knows he is Oroku Saki. The Shredder removed his mask and remembers what Splinter has done to him and said he will finish what he began with his ear. He charged at Splinter, but Splinter uses one of Mikey's Nunchucks as defense.

Shredder tried one last attempt to kill Splinter by trying to stab him with a dagger. But Splinter sent him falling off a roof into a garbage truck, saying that while death will come for everyone, Shredder will die without honor. Casey activated the trash compactor inside the truck, crushing Shredder supposedly to death.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze

In the sequel, Shredder survived, but with even greater scarring on his face and resumed leadership of the Foot Clan from Tatsu. He wanted revenge against the Turtles for his defeat and discovered the origin of his enemies by finding a canister containing a mutagen called Ooze. He used the Ooze to create two mutant monsters, Tokka and Rahzar to kills his enemies. Unfortunately they were infants before they were evolved but were still extremely strong and powerful making them more than a match for the half shell heroes. However, the Turtles still managed to defeat his gang and devolved Tokka and Rezhar. They then blasted Shredder through a window to the docks when he still intended to use the Ooze for his own destructive ways, but he survived and drank a vial of Ooze that he had managed to hold unto, since the Turtles' ally Keno had kicked the whole canister out of his hand, transforming into a powerful, destructive Super Shredder. In a kamikaze attempt to kill the turtles without caring if he died with them, he collapsed the docks, crushing himself to death while the turtles escaped into the water. This time he was dead for good as his hand lay lifeless after trying to re-emerge from the rubble.

Quotes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(To new Foot Ninja) Money cannot buy the honor which you have earned tonight. You make us all proud. (To street gang) Only effort, discipline, loyalty, earn the right to wear the dragon dochi. This is your family. I am your father. I want you all to become full members of the Foot. There is a new enemy, freaks of nature who interfere with our business. You are my eyes and ears. FIND THEM! Together, we will punish these...creatures...these...TURTLES!!
~ The Shredder, to the New York Street gang he's trying to make into new ninja.
Ah, the rat. So it has a name...it HAD a name (Leonardo: You lie!!!) Do I?
~ The Shredder, taunting the Turtles over Splinter's disappearance.
(Indicating Leonardo) He dies. (Indicates with his head) Weapons! NOW!! (After Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo have chucked their weapons over the tower's edge) Fools! (Laughs briefly) The three of you might have overpowered me with the loss of but one. Now your fate...WILL BE HIS!! (Raph, Don and Mike: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)
~ The Shredder, about to kill Leonardo.
(Takes his faceplate off, revealing his scarred human face) You! Now I will finish...what I began...with your ear!
~ The Shredder, before charging at Splinter with his yari.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Chose the best man from those that aim to follow the reporter. She is the key to finding the creatures who did this to me. (Tatsu: Yes Master. Next Master, we rebuild the foot?) No, there is only one thing next: Revenge! (growls)
~ The Shredder plotting his revenge with Tatsu.
Yes, come forward. Attack me if you will, when this is over, you can call me Master.
~ The Shredder to Tokka and Rahzar.
BABIES! THEY'RE BABIES! (growls in frustration)
~ The Shredder after finding out that his new creations are only infants.
(The Shredder sees how strong Tokka and Razhar are in spite of their immaturity) Maybe I'll keep them around after all.
~ The Shredder.
I've been waiting for you. I have a little surprise. (Shredder reveals sharp blades to impale the Turtles upon)
~ The Shredder to the Turtles.
GET THEM!
~ The Shredder commanding the Foot Clan.
(To Tatsu) Tonight we sent a calling card for the Turtles. Tomorrow we force a final confrontation.
~ The Shredder.
Let the games begin!
~ The Shredder declaring his final confrontation to the Turtles.
The battle is yours, but the war is far from over. Not so long as I possess this! (The Shredder holds up the canister of Ooze before Keno kicks it out of his hand)
~ The Shredder
(Leonardo: Shredder, you've gotta listen to reason. You're gonna destroy us all!) (Super Shredder picks him and up and throws him down again) Then so be it!
~ The Shredder before his ultimate demise.

Gallery

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze