The 25 Greatest TV Villains of All Time

14. Shredder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Voiced By: James Avery

Shredder is easily the greatest villain ever inspired by a cheese grater. At the concept stage, he was initially referred to as "The Grater" and "Grate Man" by his creator, Kevin Eastman. We're thankful that they ultimately went with a moniker that was a bit more menacing.

More importantly, "The Grater" would have led to conflict amongst the Turtles. Wouldn't pizza connoisseurs have an affinity for a half-man-half-cheese-grater, no matter how villainous he may be? Perhaps this sets the stage for a morally ambiguous reboot wherein the Turtles must ask themselves if their addiction to pizza is clouding their moral judgement.

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