History Franchise / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles

26th Nov '16 2:55:04 PM nombretomado
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** The original comic series also crossed over with CerebusTheAardvark; the most recent IDW version crossed over with the goddam {{Batman}}.

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** The original comic series also crossed over with CerebusTheAardvark; the most recent IDW version crossed over with the goddam {{Batman}}.Franchise/{{Batman}}.
20th Nov '16 4:38:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja:
--> "Hey, are you interested in a cartoon /comic/ movie/ toyline about '''Teenage Mutant Turtles'''?"
--> "No way!"
--> "What if they were '''ninjas'''?"
--> "SOLD!"
20th Nov '16 3:12:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' (or TMNT) started as a parody. In fact, the entire premise is built around the question of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse what happened]] to the radioactive canister which gave Matt Murdock (aka {{ComicBook/Daredevil}}) his superpowers. The comic was largely an [[AffectionateParody affectionate riff]] on Creator/FrankMillerís [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja-tastic]] reinvention of ''Daredevil'' in the 80's, a joke maintained through 2012 variant covers that cheekily homage some of Millerís most iconic ''Daredevil'' poses.

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''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' (or TMNT) started as a parody. In fact, the entire premise is built around the question of [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse what happened]] to the radioactive canister which gave Matt Murdock (aka {{ComicBook/Daredevil}}) his superpowers. The comic was largely an [[AffectionateParody affectionate riff]] on Creator/FrankMillerís [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja ninja-tastic]] reinvention of ''Daredevil'' in the 80's, a joke maintained through 2012 variant covers that cheekily homage some of Millerís most iconic ''Daredevil'' poses.
9th Nov '16 9:14:47 AM nombretomado
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* ArtInitiatesLife: [[JackKirby Kirby's]] crystal allowed him to do this.

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* ArtInitiatesLife: [[JackKirby [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby's]] crystal allowed him to do this.
3rd Nov '16 9:02:56 AM Spanks
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** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fall of the Foot Clan'' (1990). A platformer for the ''UsefulNotes/GameBoy''.


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** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Back from the Sewers'' (1991). Sequel to ''Fall of the Foot Clan''. A platformer for the ''UsefulNotes/GameBoy''.


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** ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Radical Rescue'' (1993). The third Game Boy game.
17th Oct '16 5:15:04 PM nombretomado
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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In Issue #1, the turtles were barely distinguishable from each other, each with a similar personality, though Leonardo and Raphael show a few hints of some, but the turtles were defined by the fact they're a parody of FrankMiller style writing. Later installments started adding personality to all four of the turtles, with the adaptations adding colored bandanas to help recognize them without their weapons. The new show takes it even further by giving the Turtles their own body-types, allowing you to distinguish them from each other ''without'' the weapons ''or'' bandanas.

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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In Issue #1, the turtles were barely distinguishable from each other, each with a similar personality, though Leonardo and Raphael show a few hints of some, but the turtles were defined by the fact they're a parody of FrankMiller Creator/FrankMiller style writing. Later installments started adding personality to all four of the turtles, with the adaptations adding colored bandanas to help recognize them without their weapons. The new show takes it even further by giving the Turtles their own body-types, allowing you to distinguish them from each other ''without'' the weapons ''or'' bandanas.
4th Oct '16 11:18:34 AM whateveryousay21
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** Bebop was African American in the original cartoon prior to his mutation, but a transforming action figure that switched from human to mutant forms depicted him as being white.
21st Sep '16 5:41:53 PM Generality
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* RatKing: The Rat King tends to be depicted as having control over rats in some adaptations. In [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the first cartoon]], he is initially capable of doing so via a flute ala ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'', and in later episodes he can do it psychically. In [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003]] and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012]] cartoons, he is able to do so mentally from the start.
19th Sep '16 12:42:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* ToxicWasteCanDoAnything:
** If it's not explicitly presented as MutagenicGoo, the 'ooze' that created the title characters is this: a garbage chemical mix on its way to be disposed that grants four turtle babies and a rat bipedal humanoid forms, sapience (at least in the Turtles' case; sometimes Splinter is suggested to have been far smarter than the average rat before mutation), enough physical gifts to be trained as master martial artists/weapon wielders, and in Donatello's case, near-genius level intelligence with mechanical devices. Not bad for a bunch of waste chemicals.[[note]]And if you follow the meta-joke in their origin, it also empowered Daredevil, or woke his powers up according to some sources, though Matt Murdock suffered the cost of losing his sight.[[/note]]
** This fact makes a scene in the second live action film, ''The Secret Of The Ooze'', strangely more poignant. Donatello is upset when he finds out the titular ooze's creation was just a mistake and that he had felt like that the truth would mean he and his family were 'special'. For being the smart one, he doesn't seem to realize that the fact that a bunch of chemical garbage instead of a purposely designed product made him and his family what they are makes them very special indeed.
23rd Jul '16 2:35:42 AM Belphegor
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TMNT remains a pop-culture phenomenon to this day. It inspired the entire TeenageMutantSamuraiWombat genre, and is a multimedia CashCowFranchise still beloved by many fans new and old.

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TMNT remains a pop-culture phenomenon to this day. It inspired the entire TeenageMutantSamuraiWombat TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats genre, and is a multimedia CashCowFranchise still beloved by many fans new and old.
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