Dimension X (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

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Dimension X (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Publication information
Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X
In story information
Type Dimension
Notable people Krang

Dimension X is a fictional alternate dimension in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) 1987 cartoon series and the TMNT Adventures comics, as well as the 2012 series and the IDW comics, as well as the UK Hero Turtles comics.

History[edit]

Dimension X is the home of several characters on the show, most notably one of the main antagonists Krang. Characters usually use the dimensional portal located inside the Technodrome for transportation between Dimension X and Earth. Though other portals and other means of travel are occasionally seen.

Natives/Residents[edit]

Antrax[edit]

Antrax is a character from the 1987 animated series and toyline. He looks like a giant ant wearing the executioner's hood and outfit, and armed with an appropriate axe. In both the toy and the show he's labeled as "Dimension X's executioner," which makes him an alien rather than another mutant.

He appeared once in the older cartoon series in the episode "Night of the Rogues" voiced by Pat Fraley. Shredder called some of the Turtles' past foes together consisting of Antrax, Rat King, Leatherhead, Slash, Tempestra, Chrome Dome, and Scumbug in hopes of defeating the turtles. This was the first appearance of Scumbug and Antrax.

General Traag[edit]

General Traag, sometimes spelled "Tragg", is the leader of Krang's loyal Rock Soldiers from Dimension X.

In the 1987 TV series, Traag (voiced by Peter Renaday) came following the Neutrinos through the dimensional portal. After a small skirmish with the turtles, the Neutrinos teamed up with them and Michaelangelo and Donatello sent both Traag and Lieutenant Granitor back through the portal and to their own dimension.

He appeared in Archie Comics arcade game, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers.

In the 2012 TV series, Traag is a 20 ft lava-spewing rock monster with regenerating abilities, who is in service to the Kraang. He first appeared in "TCRI," where he was brought by the Kraang through a portal that connected TCRI to Dimension X. He proved to be a challenge to the Turtles, so Leatherhead ended up dragging him through the portal back to Dimension X. In "Showdown," Traag was seen guarding the portal when the Kraang upgraded it with a force field. When the Turtles tried to destroy it, they drew the attention of him and the Kraang, so Leonardo used the laser to disintegrate Traag. In "Into Dimension X," Traag teamed up with Granitor to attack the Turtles near the Kraang's facility in Dimension X. However, they were both defeated by Michaelangelo in his "savage" suit when he used his voice to break apart the part of the cliff both rock monsters were on.

He appears in the IDW comics where he is called "Captain Tragg".

Lieutenant Granitor[edit]

Lieutenant Granitor is General Tragg's right hand man, and one of Krang's loyal Rock Soldiers from Dimension X.

In the 1987 TV series, Granitor (voiced by Pat Fraley) came following the Neutrinos through the dimensional portal. After a small skirmish with the turtles, the Neutrinos teamed up with them and Michaelangelo and Donatello sent both Granitor and General Tragg back through the portal and to their own dimension.

He appeared in the arcade game, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers.

In the 2012 TV series, Granitor is a 20 ft blue fire-spewing rock monster with regenerating abilities, who resembles Traag (but is pale-pink in color) and is in service to the Kraang. He first appeared in "Into Dimension X," where he teamed up with Traag to attack the Turtles near the Kraang's facility in Dimension X. However, they were both defeated by Michaelangelo in his "savage" suit when he used his voice to break apart the part of the cliff both rock monsters were on.

He appears in the IDW comics where he is called "Sergeant Granitor".

Krang[edit]

Main article: Krang

Lord Dregg[edit]

Lord Dregg was the villain who replaced Shredder as the turtles' main enemy in the last two seasons of the 1987 cartoon, voiced by Tony Jay. Along with him came his loyal second-in-command and science officer, Mung (voiced by Cam Clarke), who would always be the subject of Dregg's anger. Lord Dregg was an alien who attempted to take over the world, but his plans were constantly foiled by the Turtles. Eventually, he started a smear campaign against them, which turned the citizens of New York against them and in favor of him; however, this all came to an end in the episode "Doomquest," in which he is unable to fight the titular villain and flees in fear when the Turtles do so, and the populace finally discovered that the Turtles were heroes and Dregg was the villain after April showed them a tape of his true motives. His last attempt involved using a robotic suit to absorb the powers of several other aliens, and kill the Turtles. His plan failed after Donatello and Michelangelo used Krang's android body to shrink him down and banish him to Dimension X.

Neutrinos[edit]

The Neutrinos are the three and a half hipster, flying hotrod driving, teenagers from Dimension X introduced in the 1987 series episode "Hot Rodding Teenagers from Dimension X". Zak (voiced by Thom Pinto), Dask (voiced by Pat Fraley), and Kala (voiced by Tress MacNeille) joined the Turtles on multiple adventures up to the 1993 season, after which they did not appear. Kala and Michelangelo shared a mutual romantic interest in one another. They also appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comics IDW comics and the video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters.

Scale Tail[edit]

Scale Tail is a snake-like alien bounty hunter with snake-headed hands. He was in the 1987 toyline where he is mentioned to be allied with Krang.

Slash[edit]

Wingnut and Screwloose[edit]

Locations in Dimension X[edit]

Balaraphon[edit]

Balaraphon is an alien world inhabited by a peaceful species native to Dimension X. They were attacked unprovoked by an invasion fleet led by Krang and Shredder, but saved thanks to the interference of the TMNT (who had arrived on the planet). The TMNT's arrival on Balaraphon was the final phase of a plan by Shredder to exhaust and trap them after a period of exploration in Dimension X. It is also the scene of the Technodrome's final destruction as it was dragged down into the pit of a tentacled creature after its engines were blown out by the TMNT whilst escaping Shredder's trap. Balaraphon was seen in the original series episodes "Turtle Trek" and "Divide and Conquer".

Dimension X Penitentiary[edit]

The Dimension X Penitentiary is where some of the worst criminals of Dimension X are being held. Convicts include Skaarg, Dementor, and the Dregma Brothers. Unfortunately, the penitentiary is not protected against dimensional portals, allowing them to slip out while Irma and Vernon Fenwick slips through the portal from the Earth to Dimension X, ending up there. It was seen in the episode "Convicts from Dimension X"[1] of the 1987 TMNT cartoon.

Eden Worlds[edit]

The Eden Worlds are planets reminiscent of the wildernesses of East Africa. It is said that the most "intelligent" species were forbidden to live on those planets.

Cherubae sent Bebop and Rocksteady to an Eden World, so they could not do more "bad things". They briefly returned to Earth in order to emigrate some local zoo animals to their Eden World. Once that was successful, Bebop and Rocksteady took Krang and Bellybomb back to Morbus before returning to their Eden World.

The Eden Worlds appeared in the TMNT Adventures comics.

The name "Eden Worlds" refers to the Bible stories in the Old Testament about the Garden of Eden.

Hirobyl[edit]

Hirobyl is a planet orbiting an aging and dying red giant star. Krang is said to have destroyed all life on the planet. It appeared in the TMNT Adventures comics. The name of the planet is possibly a reference to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, since the planet is dying and the TMNT refer that a giant structure reminds much of the workers statues who can be seen in the former Soviet Union back in those days.

Huanu[edit]

Huanu was a planet that orbited a red star sun. It was the homeworld of Wingnut and Screwloose and their respective races, until Krang assaulted the world, destroying it and all its inhabitants, save the pair, who escaped and swore revenge on the warlord.

Morbus[edit]

Morbus is a toxic waste dump and prison planet. It is on Morbus that Krang encounters Slash and Bellybomb. It appeared in the TMNT Adventures comics.

Palmadise[edit]

Palmadise was a planet covered in palm trees, and home to Slash. The planet was deforested by the order of the Galactic President, who demanded all the palm trees to use as wood for his fireplace. Its current state is unknown.

Serot[edit]

Serot is home to some slave pits and is run by Vorx. It is also the location of the pit of the Great Chaarg, which serves as a death penalty for slaves who attempt to rebel or escape. The Turtles were sent there by the Shredder in the episode "Shredder Triumphant"[2] of the 1987 TMNT cartoon.

Stump Asteroid[edit]

Stump Asteroid is the home of Stump and Sling. From this asteroid, they host the Stump & Sling Intergalactic Wrestling, in the Stump Arena. Another alien, Cudley the Cowlick, is in charge of transporting the wrestlers to and from Stump Asteroid. In addition to the Turtles, who wrestled at Stump Asteroid twice, famous wrestlers include Ace Duck, Bloodbath, Cryin' Houn (who later changed his name to El Mysterio) and Leatherhead. Stump Asteroid only appeared in the TMNT Adventures comics.

(unnamed Neutrino's homeworld)[edit]

The home planet of the Neutrino people remains unnamed. It was the target of an invasion led by General Traag and ordered by Krang, in the TV-episode "Four Turtles and a Baby."[3] In the IDW comics, the planet is named Neutrino.

(unnamed rocky planet)[edit]

During season 2 of the 1987 cartoon series, the Technodrome is located on a rocky landscape, on an unnamed planet in Dimension X.

(unnamed volcanic asteroid)[edit]

During season 4 of the 1987 cartoon series, the Technodrome is located on an asteroid with a volcano.

(unnamed Kraang homeworld)[edit]

The Kraang Homeworld is a planet in dimension x that appears in the 2012 TV series episode Showdown.

In film[edit]

Dimension X will be featured in the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Convicts from Dimension X
  2. ^ Shredder's Triumphant
  3. ^ Four Turtles & a Baby
  4. ^ "‘TMNT’ Filmmakers Talk Aliens & Dimension X in ‘Ninja Turtles’ Sequels". Screen Rant. August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 

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