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Real Name
First Appearance
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Enter The Shredder" (December 15, 1987)
David Wise
Team Affliation
The Foot Clan
Base of Operations
The Technodrome
Skills and Abilities
Super Genius Scientist, Master Strategist
Tools and Weapons
Android Body

Krang is a supervillain from the animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which was based on the comic book series of the same name. Though Krang never appeared in the original comics, he is similar looking to the Utrom, an alien race who appeared in the comics.  In the series, both he and Shredder form an alliance to defeat the Ninja Turtles and rule the Earth.

Krang was voiced by Pat Fraley.


Krang was once a ruler of an empire in the alternate dimension known as Dimension X until he was forcibly exiled to Earth. Since then, he has plotted to return to his own world to take control once more.


Little is known about Krang's past or even how old he may be. What is known is that he was once the ruler of an entire alternate dimension known as Dimension X, controlling an immense army of countless rock creatures. During this time he and his ally Drakus completed the Technodrome, an immense mobile base, and following that Krang had Drakus banished to Earth. However, one day an inexplicable event caused Krang to lose his body and was reduced to a strange, brain-like creature and was then banished from Dimension X to Earth, along with the Technodrome.

Wanting to return to conquer his home dimension once more, he was discovered by the Shredder, a master ninja looking for revenge on his rival Hamato Yoshi. The two soon became allies, hoping that they would help each other: Krang would provide the Shredder with an army of robots to be his soldiers (called the Foot Soldiers) and and would use the Technodrome as a base of operations while the Shredder would help Krang find or make a new body.

The alliance between the two ended up bringing them up against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, four mutant brothers who were raised and trained as ninjas by Hamato Yoshi (who himself had become a mutant, calling himself Splinter). For a while, even while fighting against Shredder, the Turtles were unaware, for a while, of Krang's involvement.  However, Michaelangelo would later learn of Krang's existance, of his connections to the Shredder and his history as ruler of Dimension X.