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"I am called Karai."

Debuting in the 2003 series' second season, Karai eventually became one of the series' main recurring characters. A woman torn between honor and family, she appears both as an ally and an enemy to the Ninja Turtles, a dichotomy that plays a part in most of her appearances. Her allegiance varied throughout the series: first being an anti-hero (or anti-villain) during seasons 2-3, then villain in seasons 4 and 5 and finally became heroic near the end of season 5 and in later episodes.

Why She Rocks

  1. Much like Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, she is the done right version of a Redeemed Character. Unlike most other Cartoon Villains.
  2. She is given excellent character development on the show, we first see her as a Villain who obeys the Shredder, into a Heroic and Redeemable Character at the end of Season 5 and Turtles Forever.
  3. She is amazingly voiced by Karen Neil, who is by far the best voice actor for Karai.
  4. Karai can be a very intimidating as shown in Season 4 when she was the Shredder.
  5. She has an excellent design on the show, which easily displays how trained she is as a Ninja.
  6. Her fights with the Turtles are always enjoyable to watch.
  7. She has a sympathetic backstory where she was abandoned by her parents before being raised by the Shredder.
  8. At the end of the series, we see her honor and how she won't follow her father's footsteps.
  9. She is very skilled and easily can fool any other ninja.