|“||Then so be it!||„|
|~ The Super Shredder before his demise.|
|“||I am here...to destroy you all!||„|
|~ Super Shredder in the 2012 series episode "Requiem".|
|“||Your weakness is that you care about others. I have torn all weaknesses away and become all powerful.||„|
|~ Super Shredder to Splinter during their final fight.|
|“||And now, Hamato Yoshi...DIES!!!||„|
|~ Super Shredder as he finally kills Splinter.|
The Super Shredder (real name: Oroku Saki) is a mutated, empowered version of the Shredder. He made his first appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and was even the final boss in some TMNT video games.
He was voiced by David McCharon (who also played Shredder in the first and second movies) and he was portrayed by the professional wrestler, Kevin Nash.
TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze
After being blasted from the nightclub to the docks with a keytar magnified by a sound amplifier, Shredder drank up the last canister of ooze as a last-ditch effort to defeat the Turtles. He overpowered the Turtles and was about to destroy the dock's supports to kill the Turtles, despite Leonardo's pleas to stop and that this will kill everyone under the docks.
Shredder grabbed him and threw him down saying "So be it." as he did not care that destroying the docks will kill him too. Realizing that they are turtles, the Turtles jumped to the river to safety before the docks collapsed on top of Shredder, crushing him.
TMNT 2012 TV series
Shredder has become the Super Shredder in Season 4 of the 2012 series.
In The Super Shredder, though his recovery is doing well, Shredder grows impatient and orders Baxter Stockman to inject the rest of the mutagen into him at once, despite Stockman's pleads that it needs to be stabilized first or the effects could warp Shredder's mind towards insanity. Stockman reluctantly does as ordered, but as Shredder starts to get up, the unstable mutagen kicks in, causing him to thrash around the room, grabbing the Kuro Kabuto and putting it on, before fully mutating into his Super Shredder form, just as Rocksteady enters to see what happened when he heard Shredder scream in pain. Tiger Claw arrives shortly thereafter, and immediately demands to know what happened from Stockman, before Shredder tells them it is time to bait the trap for Splinter, and orders them to fetch Rahzar.
After cutting power to the Turtles's lair and his old headquarters where Karai is now stationed, Shredder arrives with Tiger Claw and Rahzar, and confronts Karai. Despite the best efforts of Karai, Shinigami and their Foot Ninja, Shredder overpowers all of them, before forcing Karai to surrender to him under threat of hunting down Shinigami if she doesn't. Once outside, with Karai his prisoner, Shredder is confronted by the Turtles and April in the Shellraiser, but when they try to charge him, he easily lifts the front of the Shellraiser off the ground, before delivering an ultimatum to them to take to Splinter: If Splinter ever wants to see Miwa again, meet Shredder at the last place where he beat him. With that, Shredder tosses the Shellraiser across the street, then ignites the leaking fluid from the Shellraiser, engulfing it in flames.
Taking Karai to where he sets up his trap for the Turtles and Splinter, Shredder begins his trap by luring Splinter away from the Turtles with various photographs of his and Splinter's past, regarding Tang Shen, Karai, and other moments, and setting them ablaze, before finally confronting him when he arrives where Karai is being held hostage. Shredder proves too powerful for Splinter, and Splinter is forced to use a smoke bomb to escape and lure Shredder to where Splinter fought the Rat King. Though Splinter has the advantage at first, Shredder soon has him right where he wants him, but before Shredder can finish the job, his arm begins to act crazily, a side-effect of the unstable mutagen that Stockman had warned of. Despite that, Shredder soon manages to crush one of Splinter's feet under his own and prepares to kill him, but a distraction from the Turtles, April, and Karai, gives Splinter the chance to toss a kunai at where he had set up several explosives, detonating them and causing the segment of broken bridge Shredder and he were on to crumble and collapse. Shredder tries to jump to safety to go after the Turtles, April, and Karai, but Splinter manages to grab him, and both of them plunge into the abyss, presumably to their deaths, leaving Bebop, Rocksteady, and an army of Elite Foot-bots to deal with the Turtles, April and Karai.
In Darkest Plight, Shredder survives the fall Splinter pulled him into by landing on an I-beam, while Splinter falls deeper into the chasm, but cannot pull himself back up to the top of the under-city due to the damage his left hand suffered from the unstable mutagen. Tiger Claw helps him back up, but is horrified when he sees Shredder's hand, and pleads with him to avoid taking any more mutagen as it could be deadly. However, Shredder ignores this, and orders that Zeck and Steranko remain behind to ensure Splinter's dead while he and Tiger Claw return to his hideout to recover before resuming the hunt for the Turtles, April, and Karai. Once recovered, Shredder and Tiger Claw return to hunt them down, and upon finding Leo, Karai, and April, Shredder orders Tiger Claw to go after the girls while he deals with Leo. They attempt to draw Shredder and Tiger Claw to the surface, but Shredder soon finds Leo lying in a pile of garbage bags, grabs him, and flings him out into the street, in full view of several innocent civilians who run for their lives upon seeing Super Shredder. Grabbing Leo, Shredder starts to squeeze him to death between his hands, before being interrupted by April and Karai.
At one point, April seems to have the advantage over Shredder thanks to her psychic powers, but when Shredder is slammed into a building by a fuel tanker semi-truck, he throws it towards Karai, only for April to catch it in her psychic grip, and after having her eyes glow blue and smile malevolently thanks to her Sol Star crystal aiding her, April flings it back at Shredder, before collapsing in fatigue. Shredder prepares to finish off Leonardo, but Karai intervenes, pleading for him to do something good in his life instead of waste it on his vengeance. Moved by that, Shredder attempts to apologize to Karai for his behavior, but Karai reveals she was simply luring Shredder in as she punches him right in his exposed mutated heart, weakening him so his hands begin to fall apart again from lack of stable mutagen. Before Karai can finish him, Tiger Claw arrives to evacuate him back to their hideout, and Karai does not pursue as she helps April get Leo home for medical attention.
Once back at his hideout, Shredder demands a larger dose of the mutagen from Stockman, but Tiger Claw intervenes, saying it is too dangerous, only to be overpowered as Shredder forces Stockman to administer the dosage. Tiger Claw can only watch in shock, disbelief, and fear, as Shredder lets out an enraged scream as the mutagen takes effect.
In The Power Inside Her he was only mentioned by his henchmen.
At the start of Tale of Tiger Claw, Super Shredder contacts Tiger Claw via a M.O.U.S.E.R.S robot's hologram to let him know of needing him to hunt down Karai while he is still waiting for Stockman to finish perfecting the mutagen so Shredder will no longer have to worry about his mutated body falling apart on him while fighting the Turtles and Karai.
At the beginning of Requiem, Super Shredder checks on Stockman, who has finally perfected the mutagen and injects a dose of the perfected super mutagen into Shredder, causing him to spawn more blades on his body, and feel his body feeling stronger and more stable now. Deciding to test it out on some Elite Foot-bots and a hologram of Karai, Shredder shows no remorse as he cuts the hologram Karai down, and prepares to face Karai and Splinter once and for all when word arrives that Karai and Shinigami are hiding out at the Mighty Mutanimals' hideout in the Bronx. Super Shredder lays siege to the place and sets it on fire, overpowering all the Mutanimals before confronting Karai, taunting her at how she'll be meeting the same fate as her mother with dying in an inferno. When Karai tries to run Shredder's mutated heart through with her tanto blade, the stabilized mutagen causes her blade to break, and Shredder throws her to the ground to be buried under rubble and left to perish in the fire.
Afterwards, he waits for Splinter at the Wolf Hotel, the very same place he first fought the Turtles before his mutation. He easily overpowers and knocks out Slash, badly wounds Raphael, wounds April on her arm, and throws Casey off the building, only for him to survive thanks to his grappling hook, before facing Splinter. At one point, it looks like Shredder loses as Splinter trips him up and flings him off the roof, but Shredder recovers and impales his steel claws through Splinter and throws him off the building to his death, attaining his vengeance. However, Super Shredder only enjoys his victory for a short while before a furious April angrily blasts him off the roof with her psychic powers, sending him crashing into the back of a garbage truck, where Casey activates the crusher, hoping to end Shredder's life and avenge Splinter immediately. However, after the Turtles leave in the Shellraiser with Splinter's body, Super Shredder punches his way out of the garbage truck through the roof.
In the Season 4 finale Owari, after Splinter's funeral at April's farm, Leonardo is confronted by Splinter's spirit, who tells him that he has to become the new Master and that Super Shredder is still alive. The turtles, April and Casey then arrive at the hospital and learn from Karai that Shredder has a mansion outside the city and soon create new gear and weapons before heading out to defeat Super Shredder.
After beating their way through his minions one by one, the Turtles, April and Casey confront Super Shredder on the roof of his mansion, which he then sets on fire, knocking April off. A length and brutal battle ensues, with the Turtles and Casey managing to hold their own against Shredder. Early into the battle, the Turtles manage to pin Super Shredder to the ground and Donatello takes out his last vial of Retro-Mutagen and tosses it onto Shredder, but, due to his form having been created by specially prepared mutagen, the vial has no effect on him and he knocks Donatello off the building. Super Shredder then begins to knock the Turtles and Casey off the roof one by one, starting with Casey, then Michelangelo and Raphael, before confronting Leonardo one-on-one. Leonardo and Super Shredder begin to duel, with Leonardo asking Shredder how he could kill his own brother in cold blood. However, Super Shredder blows off Leonardo's remarks by claiming that Hamato Yoshi was destined to become a worthless rodent and grabs Leonardo and prepares to kill him, only for Leonardo to counter his argument by asking him if his destiny was to become a demonic monster. Super Shredder then begins to question what his destiny truly is, and in that moment, Leonardo breaks free of his grip and continues fighting him. As Leonardo looks like he is going to lose, he sees Master Splinter's spirit yet again and clashes with Super Shredder, finally managing to kill him. As Leonardo's brothers are concerned as to weather he survived or not, he appears on the cliff side holding Super Shredder's mask and drops it on the ground to show them that he has finally been defeated.
Video game appearance
Super Shredder has made an appearance in four video games:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
- Final boss - After defeating Shredder and Krang, Shredder uses an ooze canister to transform into Super Shredder like he did in TMNT II. He has three new superpowers: super speed, the ability to call down lightning, and shooting fireballs that can de-mutate the Turtles. He can also attack with chops and kicks.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers
- Sub-boss - This incarnation of Super Shredder is a sub-level boss in the final Technodrome level. His only superpower is to teleport elsewhere on the screen. He can also attack with a sword.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
- Final boss - This is only on the SNES version of the game. His superpowers include super speed, fire ground attacks, ice air attacks, and a fireball that can de-mutate the Turtles, which is an instant kill. Earlier in the game, there is a Shredder boss fight added in when the Turtles enter the Technodrome the first time. He fights in a battle tank and the way to defeat him is to throw Foot Soldiers toward him.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
- Final boss - His powers are pretty much the same from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time except his air attack doesn't freeze you.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
- If you beat the Shredder on the hardest difficulty, He will transform into Super Shredder.
- It is worth noting that the Shredder's cape and armor also grew when he mutated; this is an uncommon feature to other victims of the ooze.
- In some textings in other countries, He is called Giant Shredder.
- Of all mutations shown in the 2012 series, Shredder's took the longest amount of time occur, having stayed human for a total of 96 episodes since his introduction in Rise of the Turtles, Part 2.
- Casey Jones' attempt to kill Super Shredder using the garbage truck is a direct homage to when Casey Jones uses the same method to finally kill Shredder in the 1990s film.