History Headscratchers / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles

19th Mar '18 10:07:19 PM GoblinCipher
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** Leatherhead's been kind of OutOfFocus since the the Dick Wolf series. His later versions only get a few episodes, as opposed to newer characters like Hun and Karai who got more heavily pushed. He probably keeps just missing the cut.
19th Mar '18 10:00:14 PM GoblinCipher
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** Same reason that some people will tell you that Air Man is the hardest boss in ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''. MemeticMutation. The NES game commits many sins, but SchizophrenicDifficulty isn't one of them; the dam level is the second easiest. But have you ever tried convincing people that a meme (or a CausticCritic) is ''wrong?''


















** Bicycle chain would be terrible for nunchaku! But to address the underlying issue, the implication is that the New York sublevels of TMNT are a treasure trove of discarded items. A couple of quality katana does seem like a bit of a stretch, sais are slightly more plausible (it's just a glorified pitchfork), in any event it's a comic/cartoon. But even in real life there's certainly losts of loose change to be found (to answer the money question above). Collecting pennies in a sewer sounds like a solid Miyagi-style training exercise.

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** Bicycle chain would be terrible for nunchaku! But to address the underlying issue, the implication is that the New York sublevels of TMNT are a treasure trove of discarded items. A couple of quality katana does seem like a bit of a stretch, sais are slightly more plausible (it's just a glorified pitchfork), in any event it's a comic/cartoon. But even in real life there's certainly losts lots of loose change to be found (to answer the money question above). Collecting pennies in a sewer sounds like a solid Miyagi-style training exercise.



** Given that the Turtles are able to afford to buy food, not just scavenge it, Splinter has to have access to some kind of income. Even if he doesn't have ''much'' money, martial arts weapons would be very high on his purchase list.
** Alternatively, Splinter takes on a couple of Foot ninja by himself and takes their gear. Given that Mirage Splinter intends to send his children to revenge-murder their leader, he's not going to flinch at taking weapons away from violent criminals (weapons that were probably stolen by the Foot in the first place).




* Why should we assume the turtles in the movies are male ? Even if there was one unique female turtle, it was the only one and so cannot be a generic rule about female turtle anthropomorphism ?

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\n** Splinter and the Turtles have to have some sort of income. He could have hired a private investigator by phone, or met him in a dark garage in disguise.
** He recognized the Foot presence in New York City, singled out a Foot ninja, and beat it out of him. The rat's on a vendetta here. (This would also neatly explain where Splinter got the Turtles' weapons; he would feel completely justified in stealing them from the Foot.)

* Why should we assume the turtles in the movies are male ? male? Even if there was one unique female turtle, it was the only one and so cannot be a generic rule about female turtle anthropomorphism ?anthropomorphism?


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** Turtles are not routinely spayed or neutered. Since they were originally pets belonging to a single owner, that means all male or all female.
13th Nov '17 7:46:49 PM observer234
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* Something that bugged me for a long time...in ''Secret of the Ooze'', why does Shredder threaten that woman with Mutagen? The way that specific Mutagen works, all it cause is make the woman stronger and more muscular, giving her the chance to kick his ass. Seriously, "surrender Turtles, or I will turn this woman into Olga Kurkulina while I'm blatantly holding her hostage", how does that even work?
13th Nov '17 5:04:46 PM observer234
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* Something that bugged me for a long time...in ''Secret of the Ooze'', why does Shredder threaten that woman with Mutagen? The way that specific Mutagen works, all it cause is make the woman stronger and more muscular, giving her the chance to kick his ass. Seriously, "surrender Turtles, or I wil turn this woman into Olga Kurkulina while I'm blatantly holding her hostage", how does that even work?

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* Something that bugged me for a long time...in ''Secret of the Ooze'', why does Shredder threaten that woman with Mutagen? The way that specific Mutagen works, all it cause is make the woman stronger and more muscular, giving her the chance to kick his ass. Seriously, "surrender Turtles, or I wil will turn this woman into Olga Kurkulina while I'm blatantly holding her hostage", how does that even work?
13th Nov '17 5:04:21 PM observer234
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*Something that bugged me for a long time...in ''Secret of the Ooze'', why does Shredder threaten that woman with Mutagen? The way that specific Mutagen works, all it cause is make the woman stronger and more muscular, giving her the chance to kick his ass. Seriously, "surrender Turtles, or I wil turn this woman into Olga Kurkulina while I'm blatantly holding her hostage", how does that even work?
24th Aug '17 3:23:49 AM MoPete
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** He's been constantly teaching the Turtles to focus on the present. The TGRI canister was interesting, but its meaning was "veiled by a shadow too deep to penetrate." However, TGRI appearing on the news made the canister was important in the present. "The past returns." Even then, it took Splinter many hours of meditation to come to the decision to reveal it.
5th Mar '17 11:27:45 AM nombretomado
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*** Which raises the question of how ''old'' Splinter is. A giant mutated talking rat is a fictional creature, and could live for decades (or, indeed, forever). But a real rat lives two years on average, maybe five or six years at most. Within that time span Splinter has to become Yoshi's pet, watch him enough to learn martial arts ''purely through observation'', escape after Yoshi's death, and somehow reach New York to be mutated. And that's not even taking into account that rats are only partly bipedal (like bears, they can stand but not walk) so Splinter has to ''adapt'' all of Yoshi's teachings to his own stance before he can even practice them. He's not just a genius rat, he's [[MarvelComics Taskmaster]].

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*** Which raises the question of how ''old'' Splinter is. A giant mutated talking rat is a fictional creature, and could live for decades (or, indeed, forever). But a real rat lives two years on average, maybe five or six years at most. Within that time span Splinter has to become Yoshi's pet, watch him enough to learn martial arts ''purely through observation'', escape after Yoshi's death, and somehow reach New York to be mutated. And that's not even taking into account that rats are only partly bipedal (like bears, they can stand but not walk) so Splinter has to ''adapt'' all of Yoshi's teachings to his own stance before he can even practice them. He's not just a genius rat, he's [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Taskmaster]].
12th Jul '16 7:36:34 PM SirSapphire
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** There's some FridgeHorror to this: If Splinter's aging was slowed when he mutated, so were the Turtles. Turtles already live a long time, are they going to end up vastly outliving all their friends and family?
13th May '16 1:24:16 PM MrDeath
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** Because they are male. That's not something that's ever been in question.
13th May '16 1:00:06 PM Schmilblick
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* Why should we assume the turtles in the movies are male ? Even if there was one unique female turtle, it was the only one and so cannot be a generic rule about female turtle anthropomorphism ?
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