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Lady Shredder
Biographical information

New York City

Weapon(s) of choice

Bladed armor, sword




Foot Clan

Physical description




Out of universe information

Image Comics

First appearance

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue 22 (Image)

Teachers and Students

Lady Shredder was a character of unknown identity, that appeared toward the end of the Image run of TMNT comics. After Raphael fought Pimiko, the daughter of the Shredder as she attempted to wrest control of the Foot Clan from him, a female clad in Shredder armor appeared. Raphael, thinking it was Pimiko, conceded that she had proven herself worthy of taking back the clan, but he then saw her, complaining about an injury she suffered during the fight.

Lady Shredder then chained up Raphael, forcing him to join her rule of the Foot, or die. The other Turtles arrive and free him, and the four of them along with Pimiko battle Lady Shredder and the Foot.

Image's series had ended before Lady Shredder's identity could be revealed. A note in the comic's letters pages indicated that it was intended to be Karai. In Andrew Modeen's quasi-canon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue 24 (Image) and issue 25, she is revealed to be Headhunter/The Mistress, the sister of the late Tang Shen and Shredder's consort.