The Utrominator's exo-suit is what was given to the Utroms when Ch'rell enslaved them in "Same as it Never Was". People think the Smash Up character was just based on that, but the people from Mirage Studios that were working on the game included this character to squeeze in Krang (because of the similarities and a lot of Krang fans don't even know what an Utrom is). The Utrominator's exo-suit is similar to the one seen in Same As It Never Was, with small differences such as a lack of wings. The Utrom in the exo-suit is also pink, unlike the "Same As It Never Was" version, which is an unhealthy pale color. The Utrominator in Smash-Up still retains its backstory of being an Utrom controlled by The Shredder.