History Headscratchers / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles

28th Dec '15 8:03:59 AM SuperMagneto
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* In the Mirage comics, how does Splinter know about Saki, Nagi's funeral, and the Foot? I know he was present when his master and wife were murdered, but how does he know Saki left Japan at age 18? He was able to tell the turtles EVERYTHING. He went into full details.

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* In the Mirage comics, how does Splinter know about young Saki, Nagi's funeral, and the Foot? I know he Splinter was present when his master and wife were murdered, but how does he know Saki left Japan at age 18? He was able to tell the turtles EVERYTHING. He even went into full details.
28th Dec '15 8:02:16 AM SuperMagneto
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* In the Mirage comics, how does Splinter know about Saki, Nagi's funeral, and the Foot? I know he was present when his master and wife were murdered, but how does he know Saki left Japan at age 18? He was able to tell the turtles EVERYTHING. He went into full details.
19th Apr '15 7:40:00 PM LEDbullet
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* The plot of TMNT2 is essentially kicked off by Splinter learning what TGRI was from a news report, after many years of him and the turtles all no doubt obsessing over the details of their own origins. How is it exactly that Splinter could go 15 years and never hear of the company? He may not have shared the details of the ooze canister with the turtles until after the report, but he had to have been looking into it already.
15th Mar '15 12:48:37 PM MoPete
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*** If the cab scene in the first movie is any indication, where the cab driver shows very little reaction to "sort of a big turtle in a trenchcoat" vaulting over the hood of his cab, it seems that the people of TMNT!New York City are used to seeing weird crap on a daily basis, and have become desensitized to it. Having seen the Turtle Van driving around town enough times, they would just think "Oh, there go those turtles that are always saving the day" and go on with their lives.
30th Sep '14 7:14:34 AM Patachou
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* So how old is Shredder, and by extension Splinter, supposed to be? They're typically portrayed as rough equals in age (at least in the incarnations where Splinter is Hamato Yoshi) but Splinter always seems like he's in his sixties at least while Shredder is normally portrayed as fairly younger - in his fighting prime and able to take on all four turtles once. So what do you guys think are the ages they are supposed to be?

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* So how old is are Shredder, and by extension Splinter, supposed to be? They're typically portrayed as rough equals in age (at least in the incarnations where Splinter is Hamato Yoshi) but Splinter always seems like he's in his sixties at least while Shredder is normally portrayed as fairly younger - in his fighting prime and able to take on all four turtles once. So what do you guys think are the ages they are supposed to be?



** Michelangelo. The Turtles are named after Italian Renaissance Artists, and Mikey was named after Michelangelo Buonarroti. Michaelangelo is however a common spelling error.

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** Michelangelo. The Turtles are named after Italian Renaissance Artists, and Mikey was named after Michelangelo Buonarroti.Creator/MichelangeloBuonarroti. Michaelangelo is however a common spelling error.
29th Aug '14 3:30:37 AM littlebeeper
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* Ok, I know that is almost an established fact that Leo is the oldest and Mickey is the yougest, but what about Raph and Don? Has it ever been in canon any hint about who is the second and who is the third? I can only find fan's assumptions.

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* Ok, I know that is almost an established fact that Leo is the oldest and Mickey is the yougest, youngest, but what about Raph and Don? Has it ever been in canon any hint about who is the second and who is the third? I can only find fan's assumptions.
10th Aug '14 1:59:02 PM kyatollah
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* (2014 movie): It's perfectly reasonable for Bernadette Thompson to have fired April for bringing her the farfetched Turtles story without irrefutable evidence, but two things bother me. When she meets with Sacks, she shows him a quick shot of the Turtles running away. Why didn't she show Thompson that photo? If she took the story to her twice, the "we will find you" threat didn't mean much to her, so it wasn't fear. The shot was a little blurry, but there are four imposing figures leaping across rooftops. That seems like it would have at least earned an order to follow it up. What's more, after a chaotic battle in the middle of New York, you would think that someone at Channel 6 would have made the link to April's story and contacted her. The Daily Planet this ain't.
10th Aug '14 1:43:29 PM kyatollah
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*** The order, depending on the version, usually persists based on the version that inspired it. The original comic has Splinter introduce them in this order: Leo, Mikey, Donnie, and Raph. The first two movies follow this order, as does the second intro to the second cartoon, the character select screen for a few of the games, and the song "T.U.R.T.L.E. Power" by Partners in Kryme (though why they ID Raphael as the leader is anyone's guess.) However, the first cartoon switches it up: Leo, Donnie, Raph, Mikey. This is backed up by the "Back to the Sewers" intro as well as the 2012 intro. I don't believe age ever factors into it, but if you want an age order I believe it's always been Leo as the oldest, followed by Raph, then Donnie, with Mikey as the youngest.
29th Jul '14 10:28:29 AM dangerdan97
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*** Palladium's [[TabletopGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAndOtherStrangeness TMNT RPG]] '''does''' assign the turtles alignments. The turtles and Splinter are all Scrupulous (an analog to Neutral Good) except for Raph, who is Anarchist (roughly Chaotic Neutral). Two tenets of the Scrupulous alignment are as follows: "8. Attempt to work within the law whenever possible. 9. Bend and, occasionally, break the law when deemed necessary." For Anarchist: "8. Rarely works within the law unless it serves his purpose. 9. Constantly breaks the law to achieve his goals." Keep in mind this was established in 1985, when there were a grand total of ''three'' issues of the comic in publication and ''absolutely nothing else''.


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*** [[OccamsRazor It takes fewer assumptions]] for them to simply be illegally driving and evading authorities than it is to assume an elaborate ruse that allows them to acquire legal permits while still avoiding all human contact.
20th Jun '14 11:39:23 PM Kairu
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***** Indeed, the turtles' masks are a rather unique combination of domino mask and ''hachimaki''
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