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|“||Kraang's speculation of finding the turtles sooner than later was correct. Kraang rules.||„|
|~ A Kraang after spotting the turtles at the docks in the 2012 series.|
The Kraang are an alien species that act as one of the main antagonistic forces and one of the central antagonists in the TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012). Eventually, they chose to become allies of The Shredder. They pilot robot androids. Like Krang, the Kraang's home world is Dimension X, and they also have a fortress called the Technodrome. They are an homage to Krang and the Utroms. All of the Kraang are voiced by Nolan North.
They were involved in the creation of the mutagen that turned the title protagonists into mutant turtles. They launched invasions on New York in the finales to Season 1 and Season 2, managing to take over the city in Season 2. The turtles and the Mighty Mutanimals managed to banish the Kraang to their home dimension half way into season 3 and any know remaining Kraang, including Prime and Sub-Prime, were killed off by the Triceratons. They reappear in season 4 in "War for Dimension X" and "Trans-Dimensional Turtles", however, nothing about their position and fate changed because both of these episodes took place after the turtles time traveled, and the episodes themselves mostly took place in Dimension X.
It was stated by the Queen Utrom in "War for Dimension X" that the Kraang were once peaceful Utroms themselves, however, they were mind controlled and enslaved by the power hungry scientist Kraang (who soon started calling himself Kraang Prime) and turned into mindless and emotionless virtual copies of himself. The Kraang would later engage the Triceratons in a massive war for control over Dimension X, they would later win the war when they used Zayton Honeycutt's energy source, renaming it "The Black Hole Generator", to obliterate the Triceraton's home planet. The Kraang would spent the next several thousand years trying to mutate worlds and universes to look like theirs, although they never succeeded because their mutagen was not perfected and only mutated people into the last thing they touched (normally animals or plants). The Kraang were also responsible for mutating primates into humans, injecting April's mother with Kraang DNA while she was pregnant, giving April her psychic powers, and accidentally mutating Hamato Yoshi and his pet turtles into Splinter, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo.
In the Series
In the series, the Kraang plan to take over the world through the use of highly advanced technology and their mutagen, which, when perfected, turns and living being into a mindless slave of the Kraang, with similar facial features and tentacle like appendages. However, their plans are regularly foiled by the TMNT, their allies (Splinter, April, Casey Jones, Leatherhead and the Mighty Mutanimals) and occasionally the mutants they, normally, create by accident, such as Snake Weed, Spider Bytes and Pigeon Pete.