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There’s more to Shredder than blade-covered armor, incompetent henchmen and a genius IQ. Perhaps that helmet is protecting more than the head of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ archenemy; deep down, he has feelings, and he’d express them if only someone would ask.
Thankfully, he doesn’t wait around for Krang to broach the subject in this new video from ADHD. In it, the leader of the Foot Clan explores his emotions with moving lyrics like, Why am I so angry? Is it because I am alone? My friend’s insane; He’s a stomached brain; and my heart’s a technodrome.”
Doctor Doom has been living like a rock star since his creation in the early 1960s, and now artist Rocky Davies has given the Latverian dictator the album cover to match. In a new series of illustrations, Davies has depicted familiar comic villains Doctor Doom, the Joker and Shredder in the the style of 1980s album covers.
In late February, the NBA asked Miami Heat forward LeBron James not to wear the black protective face mask that drew comparisons to Batman and Bane. Now the NFL is making its own move against masks with similar comic-book parallels
NFL Network reports the league will ban non-standard/overbuilt face masks in the 2014 season, saying they aren’t up to safety standards. That means Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck will have to say farewell to his “Shredder Mask,” which he named because of its similarity to the one worn by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villain. So too will Raiders rookie Khalil Mack, who wore a similar design in college.
And no Bane masks, either. According to NFL Network, four players last season wore what will soon be considered illegal face masks.