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Real Name
Karai (full name unknown), Oroku Karai (2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series), Hamato Miwa (2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series)
First Appearance
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Vol. 1) #54 (December, 1992)
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird
Team Affliations
The Foot Clan, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Shredder, Lady Shredder
Base of Operations
New York City
Skills and Abilities
High Level Ninja Expertise
Tools and Weapons
Katanas, Ninja Tools and Weapons

Karai is a villain and an enemy (and occassional ally) of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, first appearing in the comic's City at War story arc and later appearing in several animated incarnations.


Karai's exact origins remain unknown.


Karai's past is largely unrevealed.  It is known that she had a daughter, who would later become her aide within the foot, though the identity of her father's daughter is unknown.  At some point, she became a top ranking official within the Foot Clan, a secret organization of ninjas based in Japan.  Following the death of the Shredder, the leader of the Foot Clan in New York City, a war began within the organization.  With Shredder's former Elite Guards acting out seemingly random acts of violence, Karai decided to have a truce with the Ninja Turtles in order to team up and defeat the rogue Foot Clan members.