Today, we have the Kraang…or just Krang…or Utroms…..
First introduced in the third issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, these aliens were workers at TCRI and were known as Utroms. Small, pink (with few other variants), these aliens were actually a peaceful race that didnt want to interfere. However, this changes with the media they are in.
In 1987, Utroms were replaced by a single alien similar in appearance, Krang, a disembodied alien that resembled a human brain. He mainly moved around in an exo-suit from the Shredder and was often the boss between the two. It is unexplained how or why, but he was stripped of his body and exiled from Dimension X. However, there are some continuity errors on if he really needed a suit, but throughout TMNT history, Utroms did not like to move around on their tentacles and have preferred suits.
In 2003, the Utroms are stranded on Earth and are waiting until the Earth has advanced enough to be able to leave and go home. They made friends with very few humans, Hamato Yoshi being one of them, who guarded them until they were able to leave.
In 2012, we were introduced to the Kraang, a mixture between the Utroms and Krang. Unlike previous carnations, the Kraang are not peaceful and are on Earth with a deadly mission. It is consistant that the Kraang/Utroms are the reason for the mutation of the Turtles, but in the new series, the Kraang wanted to use the mutagen to convert the Earth to their own liking and the mutagen has a different purpose, but it could be similar to what has already happened when you consider the experiments on Leatherhead and that the Newtrailizer is a giant newt. What ever the Kraang are up to, it cant be good and this time, April is a major part of their plan.
Thanks for reading! See ya next time and which is your favorite villain? Kraang? Snakeweed? Rocksteady and Bepop?