Real Name: Oroku Saki
A.K.A.: The Shredder, Master Shredder
Occupation: Leader of the Foot Clan (American Branch)
Date of Birth: Unknown
Weight: 280 lbs.
Eye Color: Black
Chosen Representative Colors: Dark Blues, Purples, and black
Personal Weapons: razor blade gloves, and armor
Personal Skills: Knowledge of alien weaponry, science, and Ninjitsu
Personal Talents: The art of Banzai pruning, The Shredder is a man of many talents — all of them deadly.
Character Profile: Oroku Saki was the star pupil of Hamato Yoshi many years ago. Although he showed no scorn toward his sensei, he plotted to overtake his master’s clan known as the Foot. It was upon Yoshi’s sabattical to the Charlie Llama that Saki was left in charge of the Foot Clan. Saki liked the taste of leadership and power, so when Yoshi returned, he framed him for plotting against the life of a visiting shidoshi. Saki then built up the organization to become a band of theives, and expanded across the ocean to America. Through means unknown, Saki formed an alliance with a warlord from Dimension X known as Krang. This is where Saki gained enough knowledge to further his conquest on to Intergalactic Domination.
Technical Information: In the Archie Adventure Series there is a carefully planned storyline that involves time travel. It states that Armaggon and Verminator X (future villains), traveled to the past to find an Eye of Sarnath – an alien object acquired by the Shredder many years ago. They offered him a safe haven in return for the stone, and took Shredder back to the future. He then time travelled to Mecca with Verminator X where he met up with the Turtles again. Here he vowed to destroy Splinter, until the Turtles called him on an oath that he owed them his life. So, he released Splinter. This is all fine and dandy; however, the Shredder made this oath a few years after his apparent Time Slip, and therefore, could not have known about the oath he had already made. Another flaw would be that had the Shredder left his original time, he would not have been in any of the other adventures such as the Final Conflict, or the time when Krang took over his body (which was when the turtles saved his life).
Note: The views and opinions expressed here are all mine, and should not be taken as actual fact. These statistics are based largely on the TMNT Archie Adventure Series. I do consider all TMNT publications to be equally factual. This includes the Archie, Mirage, Image, Wolf Productions, and even the Pizza Hut sponsored singing Ninja Turtles.