~ Kraang Prime
All of you will... DIE here!
~ Kraang Prime
Lowly insects, do you think Kraang can be stopped? It was Kraang that found your planet millions of years ago, it was Kraang that used mutagen on the monkeys turning them into lowly humans and it is Kraang who now transforms your world!
~ Kraang Prime

Kraang Prime, formerly known as simply Kraang, is one of the main antagonists of the 2012 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She is a corrupt, mutated Utrom and the leader of The Kraang, who is bent on both taking over and enslaving the universe. 

She was voiced by Roseanne Barr in season 1 and 2, and by Rachel Butera in season 3.

Before TMNT

According to the Utrom Queen in "War for Dimension X", Kraang Prime was once a respected Utrom scientist who had discovered the "milk" of the Kraathatrogon worm (later known as simply mutagen) and tested it on herself, mutating her into a giant Utrom with psychic abilities. Realizing the potential of the mutagen, Kraang went mad with power and used her psychic abilities to mind control her fellow Utrom and turn them into mindless copies of herself.

Kraang, now refereed to as Kraang Prime, then began to attempt to take over the multiverse by mutating dimensions to appear similar to Dimension X. At some point, the Kraang ran into a conflict with the Triceratons for control of Dimension X, though the Kraang ultimately won the war when Kraang Prime used Professor Honeycutt's Black Hole Generator to destroy the Triceraton's home planet. At some point in time, Kraang Prime went to Earth and used mutagen on primates, creating all of humanity as a result. At another point in time, the Kraang also attempted to merge human and Kraang DNA, mutating April's mother while she was pregnant, resulting in April being a half Kraang, half human hybrid, with psychic powers like Kraang Prime.  


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Kraang Prime in his exo-suit.

Kraang Prime first appears when she delivers a messahge to her fellow Kraang, stating that the invasion of Earth has begun. After April O'Neil is captured by Shredder and given to the Kraang, Kraang Prime introduces herself and explains to her that she required April's uniquely attuned energy signature to stabilize the terraforming process. Now that Kraang Prime has April, the terraforming of Earth begins, with people beginning to choke as Earth's air changes. However, the plan is foiled when the Turtles arrive and free April.

In an attempt to kill the Turtles, Kraang Prime reveals her exo-suit in the walls of her throne room and pursues them as the Technodrome malfunctions. The Turtles and April are saved by Leonardo, who holds off Kraang Prime while the rest escape. An explosion rocks the flying fortress and both are thought dead. However, Leonardo has survived, and the re-activation of the Technodrome on the ocean floor hints that Kraang Prime survived as well.

In the episode "The Kraang Conspiracy", Kraang Prime was shown in a hologram where she was telling the Kraang her plans with the Mutagen, where she caught April spying on them.

In "Plan 10", she informs a Kraang (who is really a mind-switched Raphael) about the invasion.

In "The Invasion", Raph and Casey are roaming the wrecked streets when, all of the sudden, a massive portal opens up before them, only for Kraang Prime to step out of it, outfitted in a large robotic suit and a rayon its robotic arm from which it can blast Mutagen. Kraang Prime catches up to Casey and Raph and is about to attack them, but the Earth Protection Force comes forward and they surround Kraang Prime, giving Raph and Casey a chance to escape. Kraang Prime later finds them again and shoots Mutagen on to Kirby O'Neil turning him into a Kraang-like monster.

Kraang Prime later manages to find the Turtle Mech and engages it in combat. Donnie then launches a barrel of waste at Kraang Prime's face, however, the chemicals had no effect on the fearsome Kraang Prime. Kraang Prime then tells the Turtles and April that they have no right to stop the Kraang's invasion of humanity, as Kraang Prime claims that millions of years ago it was she who mutated Earth's early inhabitant (insultingly referring to them as "monkeys") into modern humans using mutagen, and they have now come to Earth to do what they please, seeing it as their right for giving humans intelligence.

Regardless of her bantering, the Turtle Mech continues to fight against the strength of Kraang Prime's robotic suit, but the sheer force of the battle damages the Turtle Mech quickly. Donnie decides to use the mech's electric harpoon, even though this may fry the mech. While one end of the harpoon latches on to a transformer and taps into the city's power grid, the other end latches on to Kraang Prime's face and electrocutes her. This causes all the electricity in New York City to go out as well as Kraang Prime and her robotic body to collapse.

The Turtles and April celebrate, but this is short-lived as Kraang Prime comes out of her suit and runs towards the now useless mech. The Turtles and April all escape on to a sidewalk and April uses her mental powers to attack Kraang Prime just when Casey drives the Party Wagon into the monster, briefly knocking her out. Everyone climbs into the van and drives off. Leaving Kraang Prime and her subjects to control the city.

In "Annihilation Earth Part 1", Kraang Prime is shown to be still alive in the Technodrome as it is being raised from the sea. However, moments later it is destroyed by the Triceratons, killing her and Kraang Subprime.


Kraang Prime resembles most others of her species, except that she is much larger; over 10 feet in diameter. She also has three hexagonal decorations on her forehead. When needed, she can move about in her custom-built robotic body. The body is a massive 25-foot mechanical weapon with long tentacle-like arms and a powerful energy weapon mounted on the head, much larger than other Kraangdroid. Kraang Prime speaks English without the aid of her mechanical body and is not as redundant in her speech as other Kraang is, though she does lapse into it at times.


The invasion that is known as the invasion of Earth begins...NOW!
~ Kraang Prime starts the invasion.
Like all Kraang I am called Kraang, But you can call me Kraang.
~ Kraang Prime to April.
The Turtles?! Kraang will not be stopped by pathetic mutants!!
~ Kraang Prime to the turtles.
Kraang agrees to this, but in return Shredder must then help Kraang conquer the city known as New York City and then…THE WORLD!
~ Kraang Prime to the Shredder.
You will all SUFFER!!!
~ Kraang to the heroes.


  • Kraang Prime speaks without the aid of her exo-suit and does so in a much less redundant way than her minions. She even refers to herself in the singular, specifically naming herself 'Kraang'. She does, however, occasionally slip into the redundant habit of her lesser minions.
    • It can be assumed that the Kraang's strange way of speaking was adapted from Kraang Prime, given that she imbued her conscious into all the Utroms she brainwashed. This is also hinted at by the fact that Kraang Sub-Prime, the only Utrom who willingly joined the Kraang, speaks in perfect English.
  • Kraang Prime is one of the three 2012 TMNT Villains to be Pure Evil, alongside the Rat King and Kavaxas.


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1987 TV series: Shredder (1987) | Bebop & Rocksteady (1987) | Baxter Stockman (1987) | Krang (1987) | Rat King (1987) | Lord Dregg (1987) | Antrax (1987) | Barney Stockman | Don Turtelli | General Tragg | Groundchuck & Dirtbag | Krangazoids
1997 TV series: Dragon Lord | Wick | VamMi
2003 TV series: Utrom Shredder (Tengu Shredder, Cyber Shredder) | Karai | Baxter Stockman | Rat King | Drako | Ultimate Ninja | Hun | Darius Dun | Sh'Okanabo | Dark Turtles | Viral | Torbin Zixx | Commander Mozar | General Blanque | Lonae | Abigail Finn | Parker | Harry Parker | Zanramon | Kluh | Ammag | Levram Wizard | Dragon Face | Johnny | Yukio Mashimi | Moriah | Weasel | Master Sliver | Savanti Romero | Agent Bishop | Triple Threat | Nano | Mephos | Boss Zukko | High Mage | Lord Hebi
2012 TV series: Shredder (2012) | Karai (2012) | Rat King (2012) | Tatsu (2012) | Bebop (2012) | Rocksteady (2012) | Baxter Stockman (2012) | Antrax (2012) | Lord Dregg (2012) | Savanti Romero (2012) | Kraang Prime | Kraang Subprime | The Kraang | Kavaxas | Tiger Claw | Slash | Fishface | Rahzar | Newtralizer | Armaggon | Za-Naron | Dracula (TMNT) | Justin | Pizza Face | Chrome Dome | Dream Beavers | Speed Demon | Chimera | Koga Takuza | Spy-Roach | Maximus Kong | Jei
Rise of the TMNT: Baron Draxum | Albearto | Baxter Stockboy | Big Mama | Meat Sweats | Hypno-Potamus | Foot Brute | Foot Lieutenant | Warren Stone | Repo Mantis | Evil League of Mutants

TMNT 1 & 2: Foot Clan (Shredder, Tatsu, Tokka & Rahzar)
TMNT 3: Walker | Lord Norinaga
TMNT (2007): Stone Generals (Aguila, Gato & Mono) | Foot Clan (Karai)
TMNT (2014): Foot Clan (Shredder, Eric Sacks, Karai & Baxter Stockman)
TMNT: Out of the Shadows: Krang | Foot Clan (Shredder, Karai, Baxter Stockman, Bebop and Rocksteady)

Video Games
Mechaturtle | Shogun | Tora

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