History Characters / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles

6th Sep '17 4:24:16 PM Taxima
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* GeekPhysiques: Later versions of Donatello are shown to be notably thinner than his brothers, the 2012 version being the most exaggerated in this.

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* GeekPhysiques: Later versions of Donatello are shown to be notably thinner than his brothers, the 2012 2014 version being the most exaggerated in this.
6th Sep '17 4:18:43 PM Taxima
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* GeekPhysiques: Later versions of Donatello are shown to be notably thinner than his brothers, the 2012 version being the most exaggerated in this.
3rd Aug '17 4:37:40 AM AppleMelody
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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Comes through now and then, usually hand-in-hand with his BigBrotherInstinct.
%%* TheLancer: Whilst not ''always'' the second in command (it's a toss up between him and Donatello) Raphael is consistently the foil to Leonardo's TheLeader, and if any Turtle ever strikes out on his own, it's Raph.

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%%* * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Comes through now and then, usually hand-in-hand with his BigBrotherInstinct.
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BigBrotherInstinct. More prevalent in the cartoons, but at the end of the day he's one of the good guys.
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TheLancer: Whilst not ''always'' the second in command (it's a toss up between him and Donatello) Raphael is consistently the foil to Leonardo's TheLeader, and if any Turtle ever strikes out on his own, it's Raph.



* MiddleChildSyndrome: Played with. Raphael isn't the middle turtle, but he feels as if no one understands him. Given his it's generally assumed the Turtles' age-order is Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo, it's not impossible that he is (or was at least raised as) one of the middle children. {{Lampshaded}} at least once a season in any franchise. Really taken home in the fourth movie when he takes on the alias of The Nightwatcher.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Played with. Raphael isn't the middle turtle, but he feels as if no one understands him. Given his that it's generally assumed the Turtles' age-order is Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo, it's not impossible that he is (or was at least raised as) one of the a middle children.child. {{Lampshaded}} at least once a season in any franchise. Really taken home in the fourth movie when he takes on the alias of The Nightwatcher.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Raph throws his sai a lot.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Raph throws his sai a lot. For weapons designed to grapple against or even break swords, this works very well.
2nd Aug '17 5:52:48 PM AppleMelody
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Most signoficantly to Michelangelo, especially in the comics. Somewhat in the 4Kids and Nickelodeon cartoons. Also applies to Donatello sometimes, and though not explicitly stated Raohael is generally taken to be the second oldest (it would certainly explain his antagonism towards Leo in various incarnations)
%%* TheBigGuy: Every time. In the Nickelodeon cartoon it's the most visually obvious as the four all have different builds. Raphael is the stockiest and most muscular.
* BloodKnight: Can slip into this at times.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Most signoficantly significantly to Michelangelo, especially in the comics. Somewhat in the 4Kids and Nickelodeon cartoons. Also applies to Donatello sometimes, and though it's not explicitly stated Raohael stated, Raphael is generally taken to be the second oldest (it would certainly explain his antagonism towards Leo in various incarnations)
oldest.
%%* TheBigGuy: Every time.Almost always. In the Nickelodeon cartoon it's the most visually obvious as the four all have different builds. Raphael is the stockiest and most muscular.
* BloodKnight: Can slip into this at times. times.
*BookDumb: Having had the same training as his brothers, he is by no means stupid when it comes to planning missions or getting out of tricky situations, but he is decidedly lacking in academic prowess. This is more evident in the cartoons.



* DeadpanSnarker: Fred Wolf cartoon. Also in most other continuities, albeit dialed down.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Fred Wolf cartoon. Also in most other continuities, albeit dialed down.down (usually when Donnie's snark is dialled up).



* DependingOnTheWriter: A lot of tropes carry over between series, but some are fairly unique. Raphael is always the most cynical turtle. But he can range anywhere from being violent and sadistic, a sarcastic wisecracker and complainer, a meathead jock, brooding loner, or some combination of the above depends on the series and sometimes the story arc.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: A lot of tropes carry over between series, but some are fairly unique. Raphael is always the most cynical turtle.of the four. But he can range anywhere from being violent and sadistic, a sarcastic wisecracker and complainer, a meathead jock, brooding loner, or some combination of the above depends on the series and sometimes the story arc.



%%* GoodIsNotNice
* GreenEyes: The only one to retain them from the 2003 cartoon to the 2012 one, as the color is associated with HotBlooded people.
* HairTriggerTemper: Every turtle incarnation is bound to have an episode focusing on this aspect of him alone.
%%* HotBlooded

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%%* GoodIsNotNice
GoodIsNotNice/GoodIsNotSoft: Elements of both in every incarnation more the latter in the kid-friendly versions.
* GreenEyes: The only one to retain them from the 2003 cartoon to the 2012 one, as the color is associated with HotBlooded people.
people. The rest of his (comparably calmer) family have either blue or brown eyes.
* HairTriggerTemper: Turtles 101. Leo leads, Donnie's smart, Mikey's silly and Raph is angry. Every turtle incarnation is bound to have an episode focusing on this aspect of him alone.
alone. The 4Kids version had an episode in season one in which he [[spoiler: nearly hit Michelangelo with a pipe because he was so angry at having been beaten in a sparring match]].
%%* HotBloodedHotBlooded: Goes hand in hand with his temper. Even when he's not angry he "has the most attitude on the team" and you can count on him to "throw the first punch".



** The 2012 cartoon also has Splinter outright state that in raw skill and talent, Michelangelo is the best of the four. If he applied himself as much as Leo does, he would undoubtedly be the best combatant.



* DopeSlap: Gets it a lot in the 4Kids and Nickelodeon series.

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* DopeSlap: Gets it a lot in the 4Kids and Nickelodeon series. Usually from [[BigBrotherBully Raphael]]



* FunPersonified: Not really in the Mirage comic (he had his more lighthearted moments but was mosly just the GenericGuy of the four Turtles), but in pretty much every other incarnation he's this.

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* FunPersonified: Not really in the Mirage comic (he had his more lighthearted moments but was mosly mostly just the GenericGuy of the four Turtles), Turtles which is to say the least inclined towards Batman levels of brooding and noir-narration), but in pretty much every other incarnation he's this.



* TheHeart: Although he exasperates his three brothers on a constant level, when a serious rift between their bond takes place, he usually is the one to try and patch things up...usually via humor.
%%* HiddenDepths

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* TheHeart: Although he exasperates his three brothers on a constant level, when a serious rift between their bond takes place, he usually is the one to try and patch things up...up usually via humor.
%%* HiddenDepthsHiddenDepths



* InnocentBlueEyes: In the 2007 movie, the ''Back to the Sewers'' incarnation of the 4Kids series, and the new Nick series. They go a long way toward making him look ''adorable''.

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* InnocentBlueEyes: In the 2007 movie, the ''Back to the Sewers'' incarnation of the 4Kids series, and the new Nick series. They go a long way toward making him look ''adorable''. The Nick cartoon in particular makes them big and baby blue, adding freckles as a finishing touch.
2nd Aug '17 5:26:46 PM AppleMelody
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* TheLancer: He's the team's second-in-command.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Again, towards Michelangelo, especially in the comics.
%%* TheBigGuy

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Again, towards Most signoficantly to Michelangelo, especially in the comics.
comics. Somewhat in the 4Kids and Nickelodeon cartoons. Also applies to Donatello sometimes, and though not explicitly stated Raohael is generally taken to be the second oldest (it would certainly explain his antagonism towards Leo in various incarnations)
%%* TheBigGuyTheBigGuy: Every time. In the Nickelodeon cartoon it's the most visually obvious as the four all have different builds. Raphael is the stockiest and most muscular.



* BrooklynRage: Not only because he's an angry New Yorker - the first movie even gives him a Brooklyn accent.
* CatchPhrase: In the 03 series. "I got your X right here." and also "You and me are having words."

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* BrooklynRage: Not only because he's an angry New Yorker - the first movie even gives him a Brooklyn accent.
accent. In the 4Kids cartoon he gets a gruff Brooklyn drawl, too. It's a little odd when you consider no one else in his family does hell, Splinter doesn't even have an Anerican accent.
* CatchPhrase: In the 03 series. "I got your X ''X'' right here." and also "You and me are having words."



%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* TheLancer

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%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Comes through now and then, usually hand-in-hand with his BigBrotherInstinct.
%%* TheLancerTheLancer: Whilst not ''always'' the second in command (it's a toss up between him and Donatello) Raphael is consistently the foil to Leonardo's TheLeader, and if any Turtle ever strikes out on his own, it's Raph.



* ManlyTears: Shows this in the "Tales of Leo" episode. The [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles first film]] had him weeping over how he couldn't control his temper, and that Splinter might be dead because of him.

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* ManlyTears: Shows this in the 4Kids "Tales of Leo" episode. The [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles first film]] had him weeping over how he couldn't control his temper, and that Splinter might be dead because of him.



* MiddleChildSyndrome: Played with. Raphael isn't the middle turtle, but he feels as if no one understands him. {{Lampshaded}} at least once a season in any franchise. Really taken home in the fourth movie when he takes on the alias of The Nightwatcher.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Played with. Raphael isn't the middle turtle, but he feels as if no one understands him. Given his it's generally assumed the Turtles' age-order is Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo, it's not impossible that he is (or was at least raised as) one of the middle children. {{Lampshaded}} at least once a season in any franchise. Really taken home in the fourth movie when he takes on the alias of The Nightwatcher.



* NumberTwo: In the 4Kids and Nickelodeon series but not in others. Still doesn't stop him from wanting to be the leader and taking charge over Donatello in the other series sometimes. For example at the end of the fourth movie where Splinter outright states that Raphael has the makings of a great leader and Raph leads the rest to rescue Leo.

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* NumberTwo: In the 4Kids and Nickelodeon series but not in others. cartoons. Still doesn't stop him from wanting to be the leader and taking charge over Donatello in the other series incarnations sometimes. For example at the end of the fourth movie where Splinter outright states that Raphael has the makings of a great leader and Raph leads the rest to rescue Leo.



* BerserkButton: in the 2012 Cartoon, the mere mention of the Kraang will put him in his berserker state.

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* BerserkButton: Varies. In some versions it's Leo telling him what to do or basically doing anything to remind Raph that he is part of a team and has to take orders. This is played down to mere irritation in other versions.
** Oh yeah, don't threaten his family. Of course none of them take threats to their family well, but at least some incarnations of the other three might leave you alive.
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the 2012 Cartoon, the mere mention of the Kraang will put him in his berserker state.
19th Jul '17 6:17:07 PM Asue
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* TheChainsOfCommanding: Michaelangelo actually notes this in an episode of the 4Kids series: Leo takes the burden of being the leader so his brothers can do what they want: Dontaello's free to pursue his technological inventions, Raphael's free to let loose and fight, and Mikey's free to just relax because their brother's in control.

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* TheChainsOfCommanding: Michaelangelo actually notes this in an episode of the 4Kids series: Leo takes the burden of being the leader so his brothers can do what they want: Dontaello's Donatello's free to pursue his technological inventions, Raphael's free to let loose and fight, and Mikey's free to just relax because their brother's in control.
3rd Jul '17 3:15:39 PM overman2099
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* DependingOnTheWriter: In terms of martial arts skill, Splinter is characterized differently in each different incarnation. In some continuities, he's evenly matched against the Shredder. In others, he's the only one capable of defeating the Shredder in battle. And alternately, in other incarnations, he tends to suffer the WorfEffect and is usually defeated by Shredder in one-on-one battles, highlighting the need for all four Turtles to work together to defeat him.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: In terms of martial arts skill, Splinter How stern and strict he is characterized towards the Turtles is portrayed differently in each different incarnation. incarnations. In some continuities he's more of a gentle father figure to them and only admonishes them when absolutely necessary, being incredibly tolerant of their teenage rambunctiousness(most notably the 2k3 and IDW Splinters). Then in other continuities, he's evenly matched against he picks up the Shredder. In others, he's the only one capable of defeating the Shredder in battle. And alternately, in JerkAssBall a bit more, overreacting more to them and handing out slaps and other incarnations, he tends physical punishments to suffer the WorfEffect and is usually defeated by Shredder in one-on-one battles, highlighting the need for all four Turtles to work together to defeat him. them casually like candy(the 2012 Splinter being a notorious case).


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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Often varies between different versions of Splinter. In terms of martial arts skill, Splinter is characterized differently in each different incarnation. In some continuities, he's evenly matched against the Shredder. In others, he's the only one capable of defeating the Shredder in battle. And alternately, in other incarnations, he tends to suffer the WorfEffect and is usually defeated by Shredder in one-on-one battles, highlighting the need for all four Turtles to work together to defeat him.
28th Jun '17 7:40:19 PM IdeaMaster
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* TokenHuman: At the beginning of every incarnation, she is the turtles' first ally.
28th May '17 6:03:53 PM NightShade96
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the 1987 cartoon, each of the turtles would break the fourth wall at some point, but Raphael did it most frequently. This is lampshaded in TurtlesForever, much to the confusion of the 2003 cartoon cast.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the 1987 cartoon, each of the turtles would break the fourth wall at some point, but Raphael did it most frequently. This is lampshaded in TurtlesForever, ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', much to the confusion of the 2003 cartoon cast.



* TheBusCameBack: Both Shredders return in TurtlesForever.

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* TheBusCameBack: Both Shredders return in TurtlesForever.''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''.



** Which extends to HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when she switches sides twice in ''TurtlesForever''. Both tropes come earlier in the Nickelodeon version (season 2)

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** Which extends to HeelFaceRevolvingDoor when she switches sides twice in ''TurtlesForever''.''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''. Both tropes come earlier in the Nickelodeon version (season 2)



* {{Animorphism}}: [[spoiler: To a mutant turtle, in ''TurtlesForever''.]]

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* {{Animorphism}}: [[spoiler: To a mutant turtle, in ''TurtlesForever''.''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''.]]



* {{Advertised Extra}}s: In ''TurtlesForever''.
* {{Canon Immigrant}}s: From the movie to the Fred Wolf cartoon, more intelligent and more eloquent. They were also featured in the 4Kids cartoon via ''TurtlesForever'' and featured as bosses in ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime Turtles In Time]]''.

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* {{Advertised Extra}}s: In ''TurtlesForever''.
''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''.
* {{Canon Immigrant}}s: From the movie to the Fred Wolf cartoon, more intelligent and more eloquent. They were also featured in the 4Kids cartoon via ''TurtlesForever'' ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' and featured as bosses in ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime Turtles In Time]]''.
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