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A high-ranking Stone Warrior, easily recognized by his large nose. He is a villain character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) universe.


1. Granitor appears as a boss enemy in the video games TMNT: Arcade (which was also ported to several home systems, including the Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, and Amiga) and TMNT: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy). He is the final opponent of the Quarry/Factory level in the arcade title and of Act 5 in the handheld game. In both cases he is guarding a captured ally of the TMNT: In the arcade game, Splinter; in the Game Boy game, April O'Neil.

2. Stone Warriors, resembling Granitor both in color and shape (including the nose), appear as regular enemies in the NES video game TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project.

Stone Warriors, sometimes also referred to as Rock Soldiers, are a race of sentient humanoids, from Dimension X, whose bodies, as their name implies, are composed of stone. They are incredibly strong and resistant to physical injury, but not terribly bright. It is unclear if there are any females in their species, as all subjects observed to date appear to be masculine. Possible explanations for this may be that: (1) The females resemble the males so closely that they can not be differentiated by casual observation; (2) only the males serve in their military, leaving the females behind to rear young and tend to domestic duties; or (3) they reproduce is a non-sexual way, eliminating the need for two sexes--they may even be entirely artificial creations (something akin to the classic golem). [Special Note: The Playmates General Traag action figure's bio card, on the back of his toy package, gives his birthplace as underneath a volcano in Dimension X, suggesting that he might have been formed from raw molten rock.] The Stone Warriors' entire culture is geared towards war and conflict with a definite tendency towards aggression and hostility in regards to other species. Their numbers are organized into a strict hierarchy, with power/prestige directly linked to military rank. The current commander of the Stone Warrior legions is General Traag. Lieutenant Granitor is his immediate second-in-command, and his successor, should Traag fall in battle or meet with some other fatal mishap. At present, the Stone Warriors serve the exiled alien warlord, Krang. It is supposed that, at some time in the past, the Stone Warriors were defeated and subjugated by Krang.


  • Superhuman Strength

  • Stone Warriors are much stronger than humans. They can lift, and swing, heavy objects like steel girders with relative ease. A blow from one of Granitor's fists can demolish concrete.

  • Durability

  • As Granitor's entire body is composes of stone, he is extremely tough and resistant to injury. Most conventional bullets and edged weapons will ricochet/glance harmlessly off his hide.

  • Military Prowess

  • Granitor is a veteran soldier who has fought in, and survived, many battles. He can follow orders, or command others, with equal ease. He is familiar with the operation and use of most kinds of firearms and explosives, which includes the diverse ordinances of all sorts of alien species. His weapon of choice is the flamethrower.

  • Rock Form

  • Granitor can curl himself up into a roughly-spherical boulder shape at will. While in this form, he becomes even more resistant to physical injury than he already is, making it almost impossible to harm him. He moves about in this state by rolling, potentially crushing his opponents if they're unfortunate enough to get in his way.


  • Weight

  • Granitor is extremely heavy, weighing roughly two tons (4,000 lbs). Structures that will support smaller and/or lighter organisms with no problems may collapse or crumble when forced to bear his weight. However, despite his large mass, Granitor can move with the speed and agility of an average human adult.

  • Blunt Force Trauma

  • While edged weapons aren't terribly effective against Stone Warriors, anything that will deliver blunt/crushing force, like a hammer, can potentially fracture their rock bodies. Additionally, a fall from a relatively large height, which another "softer" organism might survive, albeit with broken bones, will almost certainly cause a Stone Warrior to shatter and die.

Newsprint, cardboard, tissue paper, paper plate, paper clips, wire twist ties, white glue, hot glue, and acrylic paint.

(*The dimensions for this model can vary, depending on how the joints are positioned. The numbers given are for the figure in a 'neutral' standing pose without any accessories attached.)
7.0 cm/2.8 in. x 4.0 cm/1.6 in. (highest point x widest point)

Twenty-five points total: Neck (2), waist, shoulders (4), elbows (4), fingers (8), thighs (2), knees (2), and ankles (2).

Approximately seven days; construction ran from 10/9/07-10/18/07, with no work being done on the 11th, 12th, or 13th (the figure itself took four days, and the accessories, other than the helmet, about three days).

Granitor photo collage.

Granitor accessories detail.

Mid-Construction Photos

Granitor mid-construction photos Day 1.
Granitor mid-construction photos Day 2-A.
Granitor mid-construction photos Day 2-B.
Granitor mid-construction photos Day 3.
Granitor mid-construction photos Day 4.
Granitor mid-construction photos Days 5-7.

For comparison purposes, below are four images of Granitor from a variety of sources. The first, on the left, is Granitor as he appears in the TMNT arcade game, the second, in the middle, is Granitor's sprite from the NES port of the same game (with an obvious downgrade in graphic quality--the NES couldn't match the power of the arcade unit), and the third, on the right, is Granitor from the TMNT: Back From The Sewers Game Boy game (many of the bosses have a bit of Japanese "super deformation" going on in said game, which is why his head is so disproportionately large in this example). The fourth and final image, on the bottom, is from the 1987 TMNT original animation series.

Granitor arcade sprite.    Granitor NES sprite.    Granitor Gameboy sprite.

Granitor cartoon image.

(In no particular order of importance.)

  •   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade video game and Nintendo Entertainment System port of the same (aka TMNT II: The Arcade Game).

  •   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back From The Sewers Game Boy video game.

  •   Wikipedia 'List of TMNT Characters' article.

  •   Technodrome Forums message board.

  •   Various GameFAQs TMNT arcade game guides.

  •   NES Player TMNT II: The Arcade Game sprites web page.

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