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Real Name
First Appearance
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), "The Making of Metalhead"
David Wise, Peter Laird
Team Affliations
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Base of Operations
New York City
Powerful Robotic Body, Super Strength and Endurance
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Mastery
Tools and Weapons

Metalhead is a robot character who appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons and later the comics. This character is unrelated to the superhero Metal Head, who originated in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)[]

Metalhead was a robot created by the villainous Krang to defeat the Ninja Turtles. However, in imbuing them with the memories of all of the Turtles, he inadvertently gave him multiple personalities, making him a chaotic and dangerous force for all parties.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)[]

Krang, an evil alien from another dimension, had faced defeat at the hands of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles, a young superhero team of mutants, multiple times. As a plot to defeat the turtles once and for all, he created a robot he called Metalhead, that he felt could defeat the Turtles once and for all.  To this end, he created the machine not only with all of the abilities of the Ninja Turtles, but with their personalities as well.  Soon, Metalhead from an identity disorder and escaped and met the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves.  Donatello, deciding to repair and reprogram the robot, decided to do so at the Channel 6 News Station his friend April O'Neil where there was proper equipment. After the reprograming, Metalhead saw the Turtles as friends and allies and even acted as a nurse to them for a while when they were ill.  Since then, Metalhead remained deactivated most of the time, though he was reactivated once, only to make a mess of their home after going berserk due to a malfunction while trying to clean.


Metalhead has all of the personalities of the Ninja Turtles, often making him behave very erratically and unpredictably.