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The TriShreddatron was intended to be the main antagonist of the seventh season of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series back when the season was conceived as a second season of the Fast Forward rebranding, taking place in the far future of the show, circa 2105. The character was intended to be the Turtles' archenemy Ch'rell, who had managed to survive for years by taking over the body of a Triceraton.

He was presumably intended to be voiced by Scottie Ray.

Biography

Back during the planning of the seventh season of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, it was proposed to have the seventh season also taking place in the futuristic New York City around 2105 just like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward, the show's sixth season. Among the ideas proposed for a second Fast Forward season, there was the possibility of bringing back Ch'rell, the show's version of Shredder, as the Turtles' main foe once more. As the third season had ended with Ch'rell being frozen at Mor Gal Tal, the show was going to reveal that Ch'rell had escaped from such predicament and would have survivied into the year 2105 by taking over the body of a Tricerator soldier, becoming the TriShreddaton in the process.

The TriShreddatron would have made his first appearance in the unproduced episode "Something Wicked" (and episode with the same name was eventually produced as part of the show's seventh season). In another unproduced episode called "The Devil and Dr. Stockman", the TriShreddatron would have attacked Baxter Stockman, now Agent Bishop's Secretary of Agriculture with a human body, on a moon. According to Peter Laird's blog, Ch'rell would hollow out the Tricerator soldier's stomach and control him from there, possibly by invading his skull, as suggested by Laird.

However, the idea of bringing back Ch'rell as the TriShreddatron ultimately went unused as the seventh season was ultimately rebranded as Back to the Sewer and brought back the Turtles to their time instead of taking place yet again in 2105, scrapping the idea of a second Fast Forward season likely because such season's reception was mostly mixed-to-negative. Nevertheless, Ch'rell was ultimately brought back in the 2009 television movie finale Turtles Forever, which was produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and praised by the franchise's fandom, concluding the 2003 cartoon series in a high note.

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