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A species of alien anthropomorphic Triceratops at war with the Kraang who want to destroy the Earth in order to purge the galaxy of the Kraang.

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     As A Whole 

  • Arch-Enemy: To the Kraang; they are willing to wipe out the entire Earth to weed them out.
  • Badass Army: Unlike the Kraang, individual Triceratons are a threat to the Turtles and generic mooks have sometimes defeated them. Kraang Sub-Prime states that the Kraang run from the Triceratons rather than fighting them.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Are this in at least the first stages of season four alongside Lord Dregg, though due to their intentions for Earth, the Hamato Clan considers them the bigger threat; they become the sole threat after the Triceratons double-cross Dregg and maroon him in space. With Mozar's defeat the following episode, Shredder returns and replaces Dregg in that part of the Big Bad Ensemble, provided there are any surviving Triceratons.
  • Death by Irony: In "Earth's Last Stand", the Triceratons attempt to use the Heart of Darkness to wipe out the Earth like they did in "Annihilation: Earth!", but instead, thanks to Fugitoid, they're the ones who are wiped out by it the second go-round.
  • Disproportionate Retribution/Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • The Kraang sucked the Triceratons' planet into a black hole, the remaining Triceratons vowed revenge at any cost, even destroying an innocent third planet unwillingly dragged into the whole ordeal.
    • In the past, they forced Professor Honeycutt into building weapons for them, but he refused, so they tried to kill him, but fortunately, Honeycutt survived.
  • The Dreaded: A Kraang stutters and then runs like hell from Zog. Kraang's Prime and Sub-Prime are also terrified when they arrive on Earth.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: See Freeze-Frame Bonus below.
  • The Empire: It's in the name.
  • Eviler Than Thou: The first thing we see them do on Earth is destroy the Technodrome, presumably wiping out the remaining Kraang. Kraang Sup-Prime states the Kraang invade planets to get away from the Triceratons, implying that they were winning the war with the Kraang.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: A lot of the common soldiers and officials are horrified when Mozar orders Mikey basically be Mind Rape'd, claiming they only subject their worst war criminals to such a punishment.
    • Mozar's officers also are very hesitant to use a certain virus against the Turtles in "Revenge of the Triceratons", noting it's been outlawed in two thousand star systems.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Well, maybe not "better", per se…
  • Evil vs. Evil: They have been fighting with the Kraang for control of Dimension X and now that the Kraang are using Earth as a hideout, the Triceratons intend to destroy it.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The Triceratons' presence on Earth was hinted at on a number of occasions before their debut in the series.
    • A pay phone seen in "Pizza Face" has the graffiti "Triceratops are here" under a triangular symbol.
    • A Triceraton is riding a large monster into battle in of the locations Tigerclaw is shown to be fighting his way through during his flashbacks in "The Wrath of Tigerclaw" in an Early-Bird Cameo.
    • In "The Invasion", a newspaper detailing a story about a supposed "dinosaur man" has a very ceratopsian silhouette.
  • Hero Killer: They successfully destroy the Earth in the third season finale and wipe out the entire cast minus the Turtles, April, Casey (and whatever other beings that were on Earth like Ho Chan). It's reversed more than halfway through the fourth season.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: In "Earth's Last Stand", just like in "Annihilation Earth", the Triceratons attempt to use the Heart of Darkness on Earth, but this time, the Fugitoid does a kamikaze run to destroy the Black Hole Generator and take the Triceratons down with him and the Heart of Darkness.
  • Hypocrite: While they hate the Kraang for destroying their homeworld, they themselves have no issue with destroying entire planets if it means stopping them. In fact, it's stated that they have enough power to destroy the entire solar system if they deem it necessary.
  • Just Following Orders-/Punch-Clock Villain: The Triceratons are only obeying Mozar and usually aren't hostile unlike Zog.
  • Karmic Death: In the past, they tried to force Professor Honeycutt into building weapons for him, but he refused, so they retaliated by trying to kill him, but he survived. Then come "Earth's Last Stand", the Fugitoid sacrifices himself to destroy the Heart of Darkness and wipe out the Triceratons along with it.
    • As double whammy on the Triceratons, the Fugitoid survived once again, while the Triceratons were completely annihilated.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite their hulking size they're much faster than they look.
  • Made of Iron: The Turtles, Mutanimals, and Kraang land absolutely no hits on just Zog, who's a low level scout. Rockwell, who's fought the Shredder, even states that the Triceraton was far stronger than even the Foot Clan's master. Sure enough, the Shredder must resort to pressure points for the majority of the battle with the Triceratons, and Rocksteady is the only member of the cast who even comes close to matching up to a Triceraton's brute strength.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Everything is to benefit the glorious Triceraton Empire.
  • Futuristic Pyramid: Much of their culture uses triangles, with their buildings, ships and even their cups being pyramid shaped. They really live up to the "Tri-" part of their name.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The Triceratons intend to destroy Earth because the Kraang are currently occupying it and want to stop them from spreading their damage to other worlds.

     Zog 

Zog

Voiced by: Lance Henriksen

A Triceraton scout who is lost in the sewers of New York and comes to be an ally to Raph and the Turtles.


  • Adaptational Badass: This Zog is the most powerful version of the character to date. In the Mirage comics, he doesn't last long in his teamup with the Turtles, getting slashed to death by the Shredder mutants very early on. In the 2003 series, Zog was The Juggernaut, being a good match for the Shredder and the Foot Clan, but ultimately not enough to kill them. In this adaptation, he's still The Juggernaut and also a Knight of Cerebus who easily shrugs off hits from powerhouses like Slash and is unphased by psychic attacks from Rockwell. In addition, he can also tear through entire Kraang battalions and easily curbstomp all four Turtles. And he's outright stated to be the most powerful being on the planet.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Zigzagged. 2003 Zog sacrificed himself trying to kill the Shredder. This Zog turns on Raph the moment he can breathe again and get his head straight, and has Fantastic Racism to the very end. It's entirely possible that the 2003 Zog would've also turned on the Turtles had he fully gotten his head straight.
  • Affably Evil: Once he becomes a full fledged villain he's mostly civil to the Turtles, calmly admitting he doesn't bear any ill will to Raph for his manipulation.
  • Ax-Crazy: Around the Kraang.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's delirious from the lack of a proper atmosphere for his species.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Delivers one Slash and Dr. Rockwell and then begins unloading on the battalion of Kraang he and the Turtles face.
  • Disney Villain Death: Allows himself to fall to his death from the top of the Statue of Liberty.
  • Easily Forgiven: A dark example in that while he doesn't hold a grudge against Raph for using him when he was in a delirious state, it's only because he expects such treachery from Earthlings.
  • Evil Virtues: Proudly declares that the Triceratons believe in loyalty and camaraderie to each other above all else.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Refuses Raph's final attempt to save his life, and quietly says "Long live the Triceraton Empire" before allowing himself to fall to his death.
  • Fantastic Racism: Once his head is clear, he wastes no time making clear his disdain for Earthlings, largely because they've unknowingly allowed the Kraang to flourish in secret for millennia.
  • Guttural Growler: Lance Henriksen's known for this kind of voice.
  • Honor Before Reason: Refuses to allow Raph to save his own life, and dies proclaiming his loyalty to the Triceraton Empire.
  • Hypocrite: Zog proudly state that the Triceratons are honorable, not like Earthlings who are known to be deceptive. Fast forward to the next season, Captain Mozar makes a deal with Dregg only to betray him later so he can keep all the spoils.
  • The Juggernaut: In his first scene alone he establishes himself as one of the most powerful characters in the series.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Is outright said to be the most powerful foe the heroes have faced by Rockwell, and the episode becomes much darker once he regains his sanity, culminating in his apparent death, and the coming of the Triceraton Empire.
  • Large Ham: The majority of his dialogue is shouting about how he must serve his empire. At least until he is able to breathe again. Then he becomes very quiet and subdued for the majority of the remainder of his screen time.
  • Not His Sled: This Zog regains his bearings and dies trying to kill the Turtles in a dramatic contrast to his previous versions.
  • Sixth Ranger: Raph recruits him as an "attack dino" for the Turtles.
  • Villain Has a Point: When he regains his bearings, he does call out Raph for using him when he was basically dying.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies at the end of his first episode.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Ultimately dies believing he has failed to serve the Triceraton Empire when Raph seemingly stops the beacon from reaching the other Triceratons.

     Captain Mozar 

Captain Mozar

Voiced by: Michael Dorn
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"Have a nice day".

The supreme commander of the Triceraton Fleet.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Comic!Mozar existed in dialogue only and was just a basic Triceraton, 2003!Mozar was a firm believer of Even Evil Has Standards and ultimately rebelled against Zanramon when he ordered him to act without honor. 2012!Mozar is an ill-tempered and violent leader who frequently threatens his men and is willing to blow up worlds.
  • Almighty Janitor: He’s only a captain, despite commanding the entirety of the Triceraton Fleet. This later gets double subverted. He’s promoted to the rank of admiral after retrieving the first piece of the black hole generator. Then he’s demoted back to captain after the Turtles steal back the first fragment.
  • Arc Villain: For the first half of season four.
  • Badass Baritone: When you're built like a freighter and voiced by Lt. Worf, you qualify for this. note 
  • Bad Boss: Mozar is quick to insult his minions when things don't go his way.
    • Things like threatening to leave them behind on the Aeons planet (while in its nightmare version) for not finding the first black hole piece and comments like "Failing me means failing to live", he is definitely this.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: After destroying Earth in the season three finale, Mozar became one of the primary antagonists of season four, alongside Lord Dregg. Halfway through season four, Mozar pulls an Eviler Than Thou on Dregg by jettisoning him into space, allowing Shredder to return to the ensemble, until Mozar himself is taken out, leaving Shredder as the sole Big Bad.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To Zanmoran, the Triceraton Emperor. Zanmoran has very little involvement in the Turtles in Space arc beyond his one appearance, effectively making Mozar the chief threat.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Is not particularly pleased to be working with Lord Dregg to find the third fragment of the BHG. After Dregg delivers him the third piece, he reneges on a deal he made with the insect and throws him out an airlock, removing Dregg from the Big-Bad Ensemble before proceeding to Earth.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He politely tells the entire human population that the Triceratons will destroy Earth to save them from the Kraang and ends his speech with "Have a nice day.".
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Mozar does NOT take escapes or being told "no" very well at all.
  • The Heavy: Takes the reins as the main antagonist of the third season finale and is part of the Big-Bad Ensemble for the first stages of season four.
  • Jerkass: As mentioned above, he isn't too nice to his minions, especially when they question certain practices of his. He also betrays Lord Dregg after he helped him to recover a piece of the BHG.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He states that the Earth deserves to be wiped out not only because of the Kraang hiding there, but also because humans cause pollution and deplete the ozone layer out of their own free will and are able to do so without mutagen. While true, it's obvious however he's just looking for an excuse for his actions. Plus it rings a little hollow when he wants to do it just to settle a feud with the Kraang without even getting to know the inhabitants outside of assumed negative traits.
  • Karmic Death: Gets his flagship blown up with him inside by Professor Honeycutt who made a Heroic Sacrifice to destroy the Black Hole Generator that was planned to be used to destroy Earth.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a ton of scars all over his gnarled face.

     General Zera 
A female Triceraton commander debuting in the Half Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past special.
  • Canon Immigrant / The Smurfette Principle: She's (possibly) the first and so far only female Triceraton in the TMNT franchise. There was a female Triceraton consider for volume 2 of the comic, but never used. Coincidentally, she was to be named "Zura".

     Zeno 

Zeno

Voiced by: John DiMaggio

A former Triceraton soldier now locked up as a Gladiator prisoner for disagreeing with the emperor's usage of the black hole generator.


  • Expy: He's basically Traximus from the 2003 series. Kind of makes you wonder why the writers didn't just use Traximus' name; yet Word of God claims he's a different character from Traximus.
  • The Juggernaut: The Turtles and other Triceratons were no match for him and he's apparently the undefeated gladiator champion.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even for a Triceraton he's a giant, but that does nothing to his speed.
  • Token Heroic Orc: So far, he's the only good Triceraton.

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     Emperor Zanramon 

Emperor Zanramon

Voiced by: Michael Ironside

The leader of the Triceraton Empire.

  • Adaptational Badass: Previous incarnations of Zanramon were smaller and physically weaker than most Triceratons. This one appears to equal his minions in height and weight.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Okay, it's a bit of a stretch since we don't see Zanramon do much, but his appearance in the show is a far cry from Zanramon's bigoted, smug, spiteful and belligerent 2003 counterpart.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Michael Ironside.
  • Berserk Button: NEVER compare him to a Kraang.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of Season four. He only appears once in the series, and isn't involved directly with battling the Turtles or finding the black hole generator, but he is the Emperor that all Triceratons serve.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown if he's dead or alive after the BHG destroys the Triceraton mothership in "Earth's Last Stand".

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