History Comicbook / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW

19th Sep '16 3:53:58 PM Kaiseror
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** [[spoiler:Leatherhead's]] overall design and intelligent manure of speech is reminiscent of the 4K version, his backstory of being [[spoiler:captured and experimented on by Krang is from his 2012 characterization but takes it [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil much]] further than he did,]] and his status as a [[spoiler:villain]] and starting as a normal gator in a swamp is from the 1987 series.
5th Sep '16 8:06:54 AM Lonephantom
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* HiddenDepths: Despite his villainous nature (see the "Hypocrite" entry, for example), there are subtle hints that Shredder's harshness towards Karai is meant to [[StealthMentor encourage her to improve her skills and think for herself]], and that he [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes might actually care for Kitsune]]. It comes to a head in Issue #50, [[spoiler: where Shredder admits both of these things outright before committing seppuku.]]
** Kitsune also shows hints of this, being visibly disturbed when Splinter accuses her of being a ManipulativeBitch who never truly loved Shredder; and later [[spoiler: openly rebelling against the new leader of the Foot Clan in an attempt to retrieve Shredder's remains.]]
5th Sep '16 8:01:42 AM Lonephantom
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* XanatosGambit: Shredder's plan for Leonardo throughout the City Fall arc. [[spoiler: Should Kitsune's brainwashing of him be completely successful, he'll have a powerful lieutenant who could rival Karai as his successor. And if Leonardo breaks free (which he ends up doing), he and the rest of the Hamato clan will still be haunted by the fact that Shredder was able to claim and corrupt one of their own. And either way, [[StealthMentor it'll encourage Karai]] to improve herself in order to become a worthy heir to Shredder's mantle. ]]
5th Sep '16 7:56:44 AM Lonephantom
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* AdaptationalBadass: In the original cartoon, Bebop and Rocksteady were nothing more than ineffective idiots, but here, while they're still dumb as can be, they're also insanely powerful fighters who present a genuine threat to the good guys, to the point that in issue 40, it takes a total of ten people to fight them, and the only thing they managed to do was slow Bebop and Rocksteady down long enough to escape rather than actually defeat them. And as of #44, [[spoiler: they come ''damn'' close to killing Donatello.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: In the original cartoon, Bebop and Rocksteady were nothing more than ineffective idiots, but here, while they're still dumb as can be, they're also insanely powerful fighters who present a genuine threat to the good guys, to the point that in issue 40, it takes a total of ten people to fight them, and the only thing they managed to do was slow Bebop and Rocksteady down long enough to escape rather than actually defeat them. And as of #44, [[spoiler: they come ''damn'' close to killing nearly ''kill'' Donatello.]]]]
** Shredder himself also qualifies as this--while he's certainly nothing to take lightly in other media, he's often been depicted as making use of high-tech weaponry and/or using cheap shots to combat the Turtles. This incarnation of him relies on pure martial arts and classic ninja combat, and can easily take on all four Turtles at once. He even forces Krang, an alien in a suit of PoweredArmor, to a ''draw.''



* BigBadDuumverate: Shredder tries to invoke this with Krang, informing the latter that his plan to conquer Earth won't succeed without a human aspect to the empire--one that mankind can relate to. [[DefiedTrope Krang, however, isn't having any of it]].



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Alopex initially appears to be a timid DamselInDistress on the run from whoever created her. But Raphael quickly deduces that she's actually playing the sympathy card to try and infiltrate the turtles, at which point she reveals herself to be one of the Shredder's deadliest and loyalist minions.
** [[spoiler: Subverted as of recently, where it's revealed that she's only been loyal to Shredder all this time so she can get close enough to kill him. And not because she's TheStarScream, but because [[YouKilledMyFather he butchered her old pack to leave her with nothing but the FootClan.]]]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Alopex initially appears to be a timid DamselInDistress on the run from whoever created her. But Raphael quickly deduces that she's actually playing the sympathy card to try and infiltrate the turtles, at which point she reveals herself to be one of the Shredder's deadliest and loyalist loyal minions.
** [[spoiler: Subverted as of recently, where it's revealed that she's only been loyal to Shredder all this time so she can get close enough to kill him. And not because she's TheStarScream, but because [[YouKilledMyFather he butchered her old pack pack]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain to leave her with nothing but the FootClan.]]]]



** The Turtles and Splinter team up with the Foot due to a mutual goal of preventing General Krang from terraforming Earth.

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** Despite a long history of bad blood between them, Shredder offers an alliance with Krang to conquer Earth. [[AvertedTrope Krang doesn't take the offer.]]
** The fallout of the above leads to the Turtles and Splinter team teaming up with the Foot due to a Foot, given their mutual goal of preventing General Krang from terraforming Earth.



* ExactWords: After scans of Donatello's death spread across the web, writer Tom Waltz said there was no earthly way he could have survived. As it turns out, [[ComicBookDeath his spirit is alive on another plane of existence.]]

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* ExactWords: After scans of Donatello's death spread across the web, writer Tom Waltz said there was no earthly way he could have survived. As it turns out, [[ComicBookDeath his spirit is alive on another plane of existence.existence, and ends up returning by possessing MetalHead while the Fugitoid uses an alien mutagen to heal his body.]]



* {{Expy}}: Alopex is one of Ninjara from ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures.'' Both are fox-women who start off as minions of one of the Turtles' enemies and turn into allies of some sort.
* EyepatchOfPower: Old Hob.

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* {{Expy}}: Alopex is one of Ninjara from ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures.'' Both are fox-women who start off as minions of one of the Turtles' enemies and turn into allies of some sort.
sort. Doubly so given the chemistry between her and Raphael.
* EyepatchOfPower: Old Hob. Being blind in one eye doesn't make him any less dangerous.



* FantasticFoxes: Alopex is a mutant Artic fox. Kitsune is a {{kitsune}}.
* FeatheredFiend: Koya, Shredder's mutant falcon.

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* FantasticFoxes: Alopex is a mutant Artic fox. And Kitsune is is, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what her name implies]], a {{kitsune}}.
* FeatheredFiend: Koya, Shredder's mutant falcon.falcon and ruthless enforcer.


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* HistoryRepeats: See KlingonPromotion. [[spoiler: Taken a step further when Splinter assumes leadership of the Foot Clan after Shredder's death, and once again tries to reform the Foot into a force for honor.]]


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** [[spoiler: Alopex finds herself in the same predicament due to Kitsune's subtle brainwashing.]]
2nd Sep '16 9:51:17 AM Rakked
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* BlandNameProduct: Arnold Jones' beverage of choice, Zack Baniels Tennessee Whiskey.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In the ''Turtles in Time'' storyline, Leonardo [[spoiler:almost breaks the timeline to stop Oroku Saki from killing the Hamato family.]] Unfortunately, Saki takes it as an omen and adopts the policy that ends in exactly that.
29th Aug '16 5:07:24 AM Rakked
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* ArcWords: For the City Fall storyline: ''"This is no place for you."''
21st Aug '16 9:47:48 AM Kaiseror
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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Leatherhead]] who at first seems like a good-natured if slightly self centered individual but [[spoiler:murders several utroms in stasis before nearly killing Fugitoid and tries to kill the turtles when found out,]] as opposed to the [[UnstoppableRage usually]] calm scientist he was in the 4Kids version, or the ReluctantPsycho who still fights on the side of good in 2012 version.
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Leatherhead]] who dispite wanting to [[spoiler:kill the utroms]] was genuinely interested in going to New York with the turtles and seemed disappointed when he it was discovered.
10th Jul '16 3:53:03 PM appealus
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** Pre-Mutation [[PapaWolf Splinter]] claws the face of a retreating Foot Ninja leaving [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles familiar scars around his eye]].
10th Jul '16 3:05:54 PM appealus
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* CompositeCharacter: Krang now is an Utrom and a serious villain like Ch'rell from the Creator/{{4Kids}} show.

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* CompositeCharacter: Krang now is an Utrom and a more serious villain like Ch'rell from the Creator/{{4Kids}} show.[[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids Entertainment]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 show]].



** Possibly subverted, as heir fighting skills and reflexes might be caused (partly) by the super-soldier serum (which WAS created for military use and tampered with by [[spoiler: an alien scientist.]])

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** Possibly subverted, as heir their fighting skills and reflexes might be caused (partly) by the super-soldier serum (which WAS created for military use and tampered with by [[spoiler: an alien scientist.]])
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