History Comicbook / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIDW

13th Apr '18 10:51:54 PM remtar85
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* HeelFaceTurn: Some characters start off as bad guys but end up becoming full--time good guys (such as Alopex and Slash), or at the very least anti-heroes or simply not exactly heroes but not villains anymore (such as Old Hob and Foot member Jenika).

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* HeelFaceTurn: Some characters start off as bad guys but end up becoming full--time full-time good guys (such as Alopex and Slash), or at the very least anti-heroes or simply not exactly heroes but not villains anymore (such as Old Hob and Foot member Jenika).



** For all of his off-putting attitude and often ruthless methods, Old Hob shows more and more of this as the comic moves along, with examples such as coming to see the Mutanimals as family, especially Slash, and his fierce protectiveness of them ([[spoiler: when he, the turtles and Mutanimals must flee without being able to rescue Slash from Bishop's mind control, Hob's clearly heartbroken}}). And for all of his vitriol for humans, he seems to start learning to not be so gung-ho about it overtime, what with Lindsay becoming a part of the mutanimals family, as well as [[spoiler: being horrified and infuriated when Bishop kills off his own father (after Hob took him hostage but released him unharmed), who was a harmless, elderly man}}.

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** For all of his off-putting attitude and often ruthless methods, Old Hob shows more and more of this as the comic moves along, with examples such as coming to see the Mutanimals (especially Slash) as family, especially Slash, family and his fierce protectiveness of them ([[spoiler: ( [[spoiler: when he, the turtles and Mutanimals must flee without being able to rescue Slash from Bishop's mind control, Hob's clearly heartbroken}}). heartbroken]] ). And for all of his vitriol for humans, he seems to start learning to not be so gung-ho about it overtime, what with Lindsay becoming a part of the mutanimals Mutanimals family, as well as [[spoiler: being horrified and infuriated when Bishop kills off his own father (after Hob took him hostage but released him unharmed), never harmed him), who was a harmless, elderly man}}.man]].



* HulkSpeak: Slash gets into this.

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* HulkSpeak: Slash gets into this.this, but it stops once he gets a big boost in intelligence.
25th Mar '18 1:46:13 PM remtar85
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** [[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]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain to leave her with nothing but the FootClan.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of recently, eventually, where it's revealed that she's only been loyal to Shredder all this that time so she can get close enough to kill him. And not because she's TheStarScream, but because [[YouKilledMyFather he butchered her old pack]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain to leave her with nothing but the FootClan.]]]]



* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Splinter and the other three turtles end up working together with Old Hob and Slash in order to take back Leonardo from the Foot Clan after he has been brainwashed into joining them, and their alliance has continued even after getting Leonardo back. While Hob helps out just to further his own agenda, Slash does end up befriending Michelangelo.]]

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* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: Splinter and the other three turtles end up working together with Old Hob and Slash in order to take back Leonardo from the Foot Clan after he has been brainwashed into joining them, and their alliance has continued even after getting Leonardo back. While Hob helps out just to further his own agenda, Slash does end up befriending Michelangelo.Michelangelo, and eventually all the Mutanimals befriend the turtles and their allies. Old Hob remains as hostile as ever but is now a full ally to the good guys.]]



** As things get more dangerous overtime and their enemies grow stronger, namely the Pantheon, the turtles end up allying themselves with Baxter Stockman, aided by his inventions and genius level intelligence against the bigger threats, and April even starts working for Baxter in a legitimate job again. While it's clearly TeethClenchedTeamwork between them, they all know that it's necessary to work together to basically prevent the earth and themselves from being destroyed.



* FantasticFoxes: Alopex is a mutant Artic fox. And Kitsune is, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what her name implies]], a {{kitsune}}.

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* FantasticFoxes: Alopex is a mutant Artic Arctic fox. And Kitsune is, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what her name implies]], a {{kitsune}}.



* GenderFlip: Null from [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures the Archie Comics series]] is introduced as a female, as is Jagwar [[spoiler: who is also a member of he Pantheon]].

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* GenderFlip: Null from [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures the Archie Comics series]] is introduced as a female, as is Jagwar [[spoiler: who is also a member of he the Pantheon]].


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* HeelFaceTurn: Some characters start off as bad guys but end up becoming full--time good guys (such as Alopex and Slash), or at the very least anti-heroes or simply not exactly heroes but not villains anymore (such as Old Hob and Foot member Jenika).


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** For all of his off-putting attitude and often ruthless methods, Old Hob shows more and more of this as the comic moves along, with examples such as coming to see the Mutanimals as family, especially Slash, and his fierce protectiveness of them ([[spoiler: when he, the turtles and Mutanimals must flee without being able to rescue Slash from Bishop's mind control, Hob's clearly heartbroken}}). And for all of his vitriol for humans, he seems to start learning to not be so gung-ho about it overtime, what with Lindsay becoming a part of the mutanimals family, as well as [[spoiler: being horrified and infuriated when Bishop kills off his own father (after Hob took him hostage but released him unharmed), who was a harmless, elderly man}}.
9th Mar '18 7:30:46 AM Estvyk
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For the Franchise/{{Batman}} {{Crossover}}, see ''ComicBook/BatmanTeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.


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* {{Crossover}}: With IDW's version of the ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}} and with [[ComicBook/BatmanTeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Batman]] in separate miniseries.
17th Feb '18 11:57:19 AM dementadoom
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* TheGlomp: A particularly noteworthy one in Issue 66, when [[spoiler: Alopex joyously hugs Raphael after freeing herself from Kitsune's mind control]].

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* TheGlomp: A particularly noteworthy one in Issue 66, when [[spoiler: Alopex joyously hugs Raphael after freeing herself from Kitsune's mind control]]. Raph also unleashes a massive glomp on Donatello in Issue 50, when [[spoiler: a robotified Donatello had seemingly blown himself up, only to return as a flesh-and-blood Turtle again.)]]
15th Feb '18 4:54:49 PM dementadoom
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**Michelangelo has a tendency to do this to Tang Shen whenever he sees her, out of joy that he's seeing his mother.
12th Feb '18 4:31:38 PM dementadoom
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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.

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** [[spoiler:Leatherhead's]] overall design and intelligent manure manner 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.



* {{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. Doubly so given the chemistry between her and Raphael.

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* {{Expy}}: Alopex is often considered 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. Doubly so given the chemistry between her and Raphael.Raphael.
**Possibly averted since the letters column declared that Alopex's creator didn't base her on Ninjara.



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



* InterspeciesRomance: One develops between Raphael and Alopex that gets more obvious overtime. In issue 66, Raphael mentions to Angel his doubts about a relationship with Alopex due to being different species, but [[ShipperOnDeck Angel]] basically tells him to stop worrying about that and just go for it.

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* InterspeciesRomance: One develops may be developing between Raphael and Alopex that Alopex, which gets more obvious overtime.over time. In issue 66, Raphael mentions to Angel his doubts about a relationship with Alopex due to being different species, but [[ShipperOnDeck Angel]] basically tells him to stop worrying about that and just go for it.



** A technological version applies to [[spoiler: Slash, who is controlled remotely by Bishop through electronic nodes in his brain.]]



***Possibly it was actually Ch'rell, as the character was later revealed to be one of the Utroms in stasis.



* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: During the initial fight in issue #1, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Splinter all manage to hit their opponents with their weapons, while Leo is reduced to the old stand-by of cutting his opponents weapons. Old Hob's gang, which is armed with chains, crowbars and guns doesn't manage to land a hit at all.

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* NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight: During the initial fight in issue #1, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Splinter all manage to hit their opponents with their weapons, while Leo is reduced to the old stand-by of cutting his opponents opponents' weapons. Old Hob's gang, which is armed with chains, crowbars and guns doesn't manage to land a hit at all.



* NonMammalMammaries: Averted with Koya, Shredder's mutant falcon of an assassin. Her upper half shows no visible signs of the usual feminine attributes.

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* NonMammalMammaries: Averted with Koya, Shredder's mutant falcon of an assassin. Her upper half shows no visible signs of the usual feminine attributes. Seemingly also averted by Zodi, although her pouch-covered chest makes it a little hard to see.



* ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum: Splinter's blood is the key ingredient for the psychotropic serum that creates mutants with higher intellects. Slash became the first mutant in Hob's Mutanimals to taking the serum and becoming well articulate and more intelligent [[spoiler:to the point that he can infiltrate the Turtles' lair and effortlessly disabling Donatello's security system]].

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* ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum: Splinter's blood is the key ingredient for the psychotropic serum that creates mutants with higher intellects. Slash became the first mutant in Hob's Mutanimals to taking the serum and becoming well articulate and more intelligent [[spoiler:to the point that he can infiltrate the Turtles' lair and effortlessly disabling disable Donatello's security system]].
12th Feb '18 4:15:55 PM dementadoom
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* WouldHitAGirl: Leonardo and Raphael in particular. Raph has no hesitation about repeatedly punching Alopex during their time as enemies, and Leonardo kicked Karai in the face hard enough to send her flying backwards and repeatedly took down Koya.
8th Feb '18 12:33:13 PM overman2099
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Zodi, the scorpion mutant, was quite brutal, being willing to ruthlessly maim or kill any human soldier who got in her way and at one point, used Michelangelo as a shield to bust through hordes of Bishop's commandos. She was also quite harsh when she criticized the Turtles for being hot-headed, overly compassionate, and stupid enough that they might very well get themselves killed. However, given how the Turtles, especially Raphael, had taken some heavy hits from Bishop's troops and at times, almost got themselves maimed or killed by the humans due to their moral code and holding back while Zodi herself was able to fight Bishop's commandos much more efficiently despite being outnumbered because she didn't hold back, Zodi wasn't totally wrong in all the things she said.
8th Jan '18 10:01:10 PM overman2099
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** Agent Bishop can be considered another example. In the 2003 cartoon, he was an enhanced human who survived for a long time through a series of clone bodies. Here, while he may have been a man before, he possesses a robot body under his human looking exterior instead.
18th Sep '17 3:54:56 AM hitmonkey
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The Turtles and Splinter are exposed to the mutagen only 15 months before the events of the first issue, making them chronologically much younger than usual. They are mutated into their present "teenage" and "older adult" appearances instead of aging over some years in the sewers. This makes "Teenage" Mutant Ninja Turtles sort of an ArtifactTitle.
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The Turtles and Splinter are exposed to the mutagen only 15 months before the events of the first issue, making them chronologically much younger than usual. They are mutated into their present "teenage" and "older adult" appearances instead of aging over some years in the sewers. This makes "Teenage" Mutant Ninja Turtles sort of an ArtifactTitle. \n----\n<<|ComicBooks|>>
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