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Then so be it!
~ The Super Shredder before his demise.

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 didn't 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


Super Shredder in the 2012 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 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.

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.
  • Oroku Saki's Super Shredder mutation in the TMNT 2012 TV series, bares a distinct resemblance to "Doomsday" from DC comics.

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