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.