|Show||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Enemies||Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo|
The Shredder (also known as Oroku Saki) is the eternal adversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Splinter, and appears in some context in every form of TMNT media. Originally he was supposed to only appear in one issue of the comic, but his popularity saw him return; Peter Laird had said that it was not his and Kevin Eastman's intent for him to become the "Darth Vader" of the TMNT universe, but he had indeed become the chief villain. He is also known as the leader of the Foot Clan.
Eastman and Laird got the idea for the Shredder's armor late one evening after the two creators had been drinking. Kevin was drying dishes and came across a triangular cheese grater, he put the cheese-grater on his arm and said, "Could you imagine a character with weapons on his arms like this?". He said how it would be awesome to have a villain called, the "Grate-Man" and Peter responded with, "How about the Shredder?". The next morning the two of them put their pens to paper and actually created the infamous character we know today.
Shredder appears as a playable character in Super Brawl 3 along with his villains the ninja turtles making it the largest show represented. He fights with the sharp daggers that he uses as claws. His special attack is called; Shredding Spark in which he rubs his daggers together and then slashes the opponent with sparks flying from it.
Shredder also has Fan characters. The boy's name is Izo and the girl's name is Akane. Both of them wear outfits that resemble the ones of Shredder. When his bar is fully charged he can use them. When called they will jump on the stage and then slash forwards and a wave of sparks goes forwards.