Death Battle Combatant
Shredder TMNT Legends
The Leader of the Foot Clan
The Shredder
Origin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Company Nickelodeon
Appearance(s) Shredder VS Silver Samurai

You are no match for... The Shredder!
~ The Shredder to Silver Samurai

Tonight, I dine on turtle soup!
~ The Shredder

Oroku Saki, AKA The Shredder, is the arch-nemesis of the Ninja Turtles and the main antagonist of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He appeared in the 82nd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Shredder VS Silver Samurai, where he fought against Silver Samurai from Marvel Comics.


The Shredder is a title held by many throughout the TMNT multiverse, but the main Shredder has always been Oroku Saki. He and Hamato Yoshi were often times friends, but jealousy, either because Yoshi seemed to be a better leader than Saki or because the love of Saki's life loved Yoshi, lead him to attack Yoshi and force him to go to New York City.

Saki would then rise up in the ranks of the Foot Clan and attempt to finally get rid of Hamato Yoshi. This attempt at killing Yoshi would often times either mutate him or turn his pet rat into Splinter, and would simultaneously create Shredder's ultimate nemesis, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Death Battle Info


  • Real name: Oroku Saki
  • Height: 6'6" | 198 cm
  • Weight: 280 lbs | 127 kg
  • Leader of the Foot Clan
  • Rival to Hamato Yoshi
  • Master of ninjutsu
  • Favorite meal: Turtle soup
  • A bounce house's worst nightmare



  • Fought & disarmed 8 mutants at once
  • Moved faster than the eye can see
  • Survived Leatherhead's bite
  • Once touched lava
  • Threw oil tanker as Super Shredder
  • Survive a 1,000 ft tall
  • Cut through steel
  • Defeated multiple Triceratons



  • The Shredder is the fifth combatant from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise to appear in Death Battle, with the first four being the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves.
    • He's the second TMNT character to win a DEATH BATTLE, with the first one being Leonardo.
    • He's also the first villain from the series to appear in Death Battle as well as the first to defeat a Marvel super-villain.
  • Shredder's sprites are a recolored version of his sprites from the Arcade version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time.
    • The Super Shredder sprites, however, are completely fan-made.
  • The Shredder is the first Comic Book villain in Death Battle that is not from DC or Marvel.
  • The Shredder was considered as an opponent for Wolverine, along with Baraka (Mortal Kombat), Vega (Street Fighter) and Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street), but it was decided he wouldn't stand a chance against him, so Raiden was chosen as Wolverine's opponent.
    • His Death Battle against Silver Samurai makes The Shredder the first of Wolverine's rejected opponents to be in a Death Battle, with him ironically fighting against an enemy of Wolverine.
  • When Wiz mentions the third origin that covers Shredder's origins, in which Shredder himself is a bumbling idiot who sounds like Uncle Phil, it is an obvious reference to when the late James Avery, who did Uncle Phil for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has voiced the Shredder for the first 7 seasons of the classic 1987 TMNT cartoon with the exception of 21 certain episodes that Shredder was in (with Dorian Harewood doing 4 episodes for the 1989 season, Jim Cummings (voice of Death Battle combatants Shang Tsung and Sub-Zero for Mortal Kombat the animated series, Dr. Eggman for Sonic SatAM & the pilot of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Thor for Marvel Allience 2 the video game, and Smokey the Bear for the modern Smokey commercials) doing 11 episodes for the 1991 and European Vacation seasons, and Townsend Coleman (voice of Death Battle combatant Michelangelo) doing 7 episodes for the 1993 season).


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  • Ninja VS Samurai

    4 messages
    • Mo6719 wrote:Are Rounds 1 and 2 direct fights as in the battle starts with them facing each other, cause if so Samurais win as they were actua...
    • Is hakumen in there? because he is a samurai like fighter.
  • Batman vs Shredder

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    • Codytlane wrote:How's this?400px The pictures match...
    • 1. Batman wins because he's a smarter an better overall fighter. 2. Either a Death Battle or DBX.