Krang is a character debuting in the 1987 animated series as the disembodied brain of an evil alien warlord from another dimension and an antagonist of the Ninja Turtles. He retains this backstory for most early incarnations, although in later incarnations he is presented as an Utrom. Krang is a supervillain appearing in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV shows and most frequently in the 1987 cartoon and its associated media, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic book and most of the classic TMNT video games.
Krang's first comics appearance was in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures vol. 1, #1, published by Archie Comics in August 1988. In the 1987 TV series, Krang was voiced by Pat Fraley. He is still one of the primary antagonists to the Ninja Turtles, appearing as General Krang in the 2012 IDW comic publication.
Video Game Characters
- Utroms, a brain-like alien creature that inspired the creation of Krang (and that he himself is sometimes a member of).
- The Kraang, a species of aliens in the 2012 TV series that is an amalgamation of both Krang and the Utroms.
- Kraang, the leader of the Kraang.
- Ch’rell, an evil Utrom often mistaken for Krang.