Do I even need to explain this one? Just look at him. Stare at that picture for an hour, maybe two without blinking like I like to do sometimes (for fun)
and you will begin to understand why he is such a great villain! For a start, he's a big pink alien brain! Okay but asthetics aside why should we pay Krang
any attention. (I mean looks never got Hordak anywhere!
So far it sounds as if Shredder is getting a sweet deal. All this stuff and all he has to do is give Krang a body. Well it would be fine and dandy if Shredder didn't have an insane fixation with one insignificant character from Back To The Future! Namely '3D'. First off the retromutagen. This stuff allows him to mutate normal humans into various animal/human hybrids making them much tougher in the process. His first choice to use it on is a rhino and a warthog (interesting second choice, I'd have gone with a panther or a crocodile or something). The humans he chooses though - two of the stupidest thugs he can find. Not a good start when choosing henchmen, but why did he really choose them? Because one of them dresses like the guy in Back To The Future!
But he isn't done there, then he makes Krang a body. You gotta wonder what Krang's first thoughts on seeing it were. This is why Krang deserves our respect. He actually goes along with it. First off again it seems to be modelled on the guy from Back to the Future with the 3-D specs! Then Krang has to sit -IN ITS STOMACH! Not even at eye level with people, only monkeys! Not even behind a two way screen so Krang could hide and pretend to be an ordinary human and do his own thing, visit a night club, go to a restaurant, whatever. Nope, he's just behind a glass panel. No way is this thing passing as human. And just in case Shredder made sure it had a less than normal head and made it about 7 feet tall. Krang ain't ever leaving the Technodrome!
So Krang is in this weird body and is already so evil he got kicked out of his own dimension. He comes up with crazy plans and has a robot army, a second in command
who likes 3-D glasses a bit too much and a load of mutant henchmen. Not too mention a cool base. So far he's doing pretty good. But what is his ultimate aim?
Well originally to get back to Dimension X. Really you'd have thought the Turtles would have just left him too it. Then he gets annoyed by their antics and
decides instead to crush them and take over Earth. A pure cartoon villain plan if ever there was one. Revenge and Meglomania. Two of the classics.
Now Krang seems to have it all. Grand Meglomaniacal schemes tinged with revenge. Petty pleasures like annoying the hell out of Shredder. A cool base, mutants, robot army, etc.
Plus he's an alien! But there are two more things up Krang's sleeve. He is also a wise-alec. Always ready to crack some pun or another. Some of them put the Turtle's wit
to shame. Why he was never the lead villain in the Turtle's cartoon we may never know. Could be he couldn't actually fight or look quite as cool as
The Shredder. I'm sure everyone else involved always knew he was the brains (literally) of the operation and shouldn't have left so much up to his underlings.
So Krang we salute you - Despite only being a cool pink brain and taking a back seat to Shredder you captured our hearts (if not our planet) by your constant wit, sarcasm and general weirdness.
[Krang berates Be-bop and Rocksteady]