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Yaotl is the main antagonist-turned-anti-villain of the 2007 computer-animated comedic action fantasy film, TMNT. He was an Aztec tyrant who was cursed with immortality for three thousand years and adopted a false identity Max Winters since his stay in the late 20th century New York.

He was voiced by Patrick Stewart who also played King Goobot and Pharaoh Seti I in Prince of Egypt.


Early life

Yaotl was born in the kingdom of the Aztec people. As he became older, he was a soldier and eventually became a tyrant.

Yaotl's Campaign

Yaotl had a Brotherhood of four siblings which helped him try to conquer all the kingdoms of the world. Yaotl's vicious campaign began and lasted for many years.

Cursed With Immortality

During one of his battles at the city of Xalica in the ancient land of Pexmac, the Stars of Kicaan aligned which cursed Yaotl with immortality for the next 3,000 years. Concurrently, his Brotherhood was imprisoned in stone and thirteen monsters were released. Yaotl started to wander the Earth by himself, taking various identities over the course of his journey as some famous historical figures.

New Identity

In the late 20th century, Yaotl started his own business known as Winters Industries Company and got a new name: Max Winters. Winters has had success at New York, but because of the remorse that he had from the immortality that he was once sought, he decided to lift the curse. His siblings, most notably General Aguila betrayed Winters.


  • Yaotl's name means "warrior" in the Nahuatl language.
  • He shares many traits with Mathayus from The Mummy Returns.