The Shredder (Oroku Saki) is a fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all of its related media. At one point or another in every incarnation of the TMNT stories, he has been the archenemy of Splinter and the Turtles, and usually serves as the main antagonist. He is the leader of the criminal organization known as the Foot Clan.
Shredder's physical appearance remains fairly consistent in most incarnations of the character. Saki is a muscular Japanese man, most frequently seen in "the Shredder" persona, wearing a suit of armor vaguely based on that of a samurai, sometimes with a cape. The armor consists of blade-covered metal plaques on his shoulders, forearms, hands (sometimes just his left hand, because he is left-handed), and shins. He also tends to wear a metal helmet with a trident-shaped ornament on top, and a metal ninja style mask which covers his face, leaving only his eyes visible.
Check out the promotional images for First Gokin’s Oraku Saki action figure. Oraku Saki features a removable helmet and weapons. Saki is articulated and even features some die-cast parts. Standing at approximately 9.5″ tall and featuring accessories compatible with the TMNT Classics action figures, the Oraku Saki figure is expected to ship later this year, priced USD$129.98.
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Kevin Eastman got the idea for Shredder's armor from large trapezoidal cheese graters which he envisioned on a villainous character's (originally named "The Grater" or "Grate Man") arms. He then said, "Could you imagine a character with weapons on his arms like this?" While Peter Laird suggested the name The Shredder.
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