History WesternAnimation / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987

14th Jul '16 5:16:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]]: April O'Neil.
3rd Jul '16 1:13:27 PM CaptainTedium
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Leatherhead, who was an ally in other continuities (though it was common for him to start off as having a misunderstanding with the Turtles). Also Wingnut and Screwloose, who originated as allies in the Archie Comics series ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'', but here appeared as one-shot villains in the episode ''Zach and the Alien Invaders''.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Leatherhead, who was AdaptationalVillainy:
** Leatherhead is a recurring villain in this version, when he's
an ally in other continuities (though it was common for him to start off as having a misunderstanding with the Turtles). Also Turtles).
**
Wingnut and Screwloose, who originated as allies in the Archie Comics series ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'', but here appeared as one-shot villains in the episode ''Zach and the Alien Invaders''.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Vernon Fenwick and Krang.
** Subverted with Vernon in "Donatello's Degree" where he gets hurt and asks April for some mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, then smiles and puckers up with his eyes closed when she agrees with him, [[{{Squick}} and grabs a fish from the nearby lake to place on Vernon's mouth.]]



* AmbiguouslyHuman: The Rat King.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: The Rat King.King looks human for the most part, but no explanation is given for how he's able to control rats and he takes offense when Scumbug calls him a human in "Night of the Rogues".



* AnimeHair: The Neutrinos take this to ridiculous extremes.

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* AnimeHair: The Neutrinos take this to ridiculous extremes.all have wild and ridiculously colored hair.



* ArtEvolution: For the ''Red Sky'' seasons.
** Seasons 6 and 7 also have surprisingly improved animation.

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* ArtEvolution: For the ''Red Sky'' seasons.
** Seasons 6 and 7 also
The Red Sky seasons have surprisingly improved animation.a slightly different art style from the earlier seasons.



* BackUpTwin: Barney Stockman would probably be this if he appeared more than once.
* BadBoss: Shredder easily counts for this.

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* BackUpTwin: Barney Baxter Stockman's twin brotherBarney Stockman would probably be this if he appeared more than once.
* BadBoss: The Shredder easily counts for this.constantly abuses and insults Bebop and Rocksteady. He also wasn't very nice towards Baxter Stockman when he was his lackey.



* BadassAdorable: The Grybyx.

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* BadassAdorable: The Grybyx.Kala's pet Grybyx is an adorable creature that can turn into a hideous monster when fed the wrong food.



* BaldOfAwesome: The turtles of course.

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* BaldOfAwesome: The turtles of course.Turtles themselves are this by default due to reptiles not having hair.



* BaseOnWheels: The Technodrome.

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* BaseOnWheels: The Technodrome.Technodrome is Shredder and Krang's base of operations and has tank treads, though most of the time it's damaged to the point of being immobile.



* BigBad: [[BigBadDuumvirate Shredder and Krang]] for most of the series, and later Lord Dregg.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Krang and Shredder.
* BigBrotherBully: Shredder to his little brother Kazuo Saki.
** Also Walt to Zach initially.
* {{Bishonen}}: Would you believe the Shredder? Without his mask, he's rather feminine.
** He appears out of costume in one episode wearing a [[RealMenWearPink pink shirt]].
** [[MrFanservice He also has a surprisingly large female fanbase]].
** "Saki" is a feminine name, lit. "blossom".
* BigEater: Michaelangelo.
** The others had their moments as well.

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* BigBad: [[BigBadDuumvirate BigBad:
** For the first eight seasons, the main villains are
Shredder and Krang]] for most of Krang.
** Following Shredder and Krang's banishment to Dimension X at
the series, and later end of "Turtle Trek", Lord Dregg.
Dregg becomes the main antagonist for the show's final two seasons.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Krang and Shredder.
* BigBrotherBully:
Shredder to and Krang are the main villains of the show and almost always work together in their plans.
* BigBrotherBully:
** Shredder belittles and mocks
his little brother Kazuo Saki.
** Also Zach's older brother Walt was a bit mean to Zach initially.
him in his earlier appearances, but later softened up.
* {{Bishonen}}: Would you believe the Shredder? Without his mask, he's The Shredder looks rather feminine.
** He appears out of costume in one episode wearing a [[RealMenWearPink pink shirt]].
** [[MrFanservice He also has a surprisingly large female fanbase]].
** "Saki" is a
feminine name, lit. "blossom".
without his helmet on.
* BigEater: Michaelangelo.
** The
Michaelangelo is the most gluttonous of the four Turtles, but the others had have their moments as well.moments, too.



* CerebusSyndrome: The last three seasons are a mild example.

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* CerebusSyndrome: The last three seasons are were a mild example.lot darker in tone and were nearly devoid of lighthearted humor.



* ClearMyName: This happened in several instances.

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* ClearMyName: This happened in several instances. The first and most notable example would be "Return of the Shredder", where the Turtles were framed for a series of crimes by a gang of costumed crooks called the Crooked Ninja Turtle Gang.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The Red Sky Episodes.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Red Sky Episodes.Episodes were more serious in tone and had Shredder become a more competent villain.



* DumbMuscle: Bebop and Rocksteady.

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* DumbMuscle: Bebop and Rocksteady.Rocksteady are both very strong, but not very bright. As Donatello put it, the mutation didn't up their IQs any.



** In his 1st few appearances, Krang was undisputed NightmareFuel. His later character design was a lot more cartoony, but still a bit creepy.

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** In his 1st first few appearances, Krang was undisputed NightmareFuel.had a rather freakish design. His later character design was a lot more cartoony, but still a bit creepy.



* EnfantTerrible: Shredder, as shown in the clips of his life from "Shredderville".

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* EnfantTerrible: Shredder, as shown in the clips of his life from "Shredderville". He is seen angrily breaking toys as a baby and picking fights with other kids when he was a child.



* EvilRedhead: Barney Stockman.

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* EvilRedhead: Baxter Stockman's twin brother Barney Stockman.has red hair and is also evil.



* ExpositoryThemeTune

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* ExpositoryThemeTuneExpositoryThemeTune: The theme song mentions the Turtles' personalities and their never-ending mission to thwart the Shredder's schemes.



* FatBastard: Titanus from H.A.V.O.C. is this.

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* FatBastard: Titanus from H.A.V.O.C. is this.Quite a lot of villains on the show were overweight, including Big Louie, Titanus, and Mad Dog [=McMutt=].



* FiveEpisodePilot

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* FiveEpisodePilotFiveEpisodePilot: The first season consisted of a five-episode miniseries where the Turtles first met April and their battles with Shredder and Krang first began.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Baxter Stockman
** Also Alpha-1

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: FromNobodyToNightmare:
**
Baxter Stockman
Stockman started out as a hapless scientist who only wanted to use his Mousers to help with the city's rat problem. He ends up becoming one of the Turtles' most fearsome enemies.
** Also Alpha-1 started off as just another Foot Soldier until an accident greatly increased his intelligence.



* GrandFinale: ''Divide and Conquer'', though it was left open-ended in case more episodes were ordered.

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* GrandFinale: ''Divide and Conquer'', Conquer'' ended with the Turtles finally defeating Lord Dregg for good, though it was left open-ended in case more episodes were ordered.



* HeelFaceTurn: Mondo Gecko.
** Muckman and Joe Eyeball.
** Lotus Blossom.

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
**
Mondo Gecko.
Gecko was originally raised to be a criminal by a crime boss named Mr. X, but was convinced to join the side of good by Michelangelo.
** Muckman and Joe Eyeball.
Eyeball tried to harm the Turtles because they believed them to be responsible for their mutation. They change sides when they learn that the Shredder lied to them.
** Lotus Blossom.Blossom was originally introduced as a hired mercenary that Krang intended to use as a replacement for Shredder, but changed her ways in her second and final appearance.
1st Jul '16 1:29:16 PM Anddrix
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* TagalongKid: [[BaseBreaker Zack]], a young kid in a turtle costume and so-called "fifth turtle".

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* TagalongKid: [[BaseBreaker Zack]], Zack, a young kid in a turtle costume and so-called "fifth turtle".
12th Jun '16 12:20:05 PM Lewis221990
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: To quote the theme song: Leonardo leads (melancholic); Donatello does machines (phlegmatic); Raphael is cool, but crude (choleric); Michaelangelo is a party dude (sanguine).

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: To quote the theme song: Leonardo leads (melancholic); (phlegmatic); Donatello does machines (phlegmatic); (melancholic); Raphael is cool, but crude (choleric); Michaelangelo is a party dude (sanguine).
6th Jun '16 4:30:42 PM Doug86
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** The episode "Rondo in New York" is a tribute to the UniversalHorror monsters and also has an {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Rambo}} that is named Rondo. Krang and Shredder use a substance to bring Rondo, originally just a movie character, into the real world (alongside all the other movie characters).

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** The episode "Rondo in New York" is a tribute to the UniversalHorror Franchise/UniversalHorror monsters and also has an {{Expy}} of Franchise/{{Rambo}} that is named Rondo. Krang and Shredder use a substance to bring Rondo, originally just a movie character, into the real world (alongside all the other movie characters).
1st Jun '16 11:27:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Baxter Stockman
31st May '16 4:17:08 PM LEDbullet
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After Shredder and Krang are defeated at the end of ''Turtle Trek'', they simply stop appearing in the show. Even in the show's final episode, when the Turtles explore the Technodrome's ruins, Shredder and Krang are nowhere to be found.
26th May '16 4:36:03 PM ACW
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-->'''Krang''': Thank you.\\

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-->'''Krang''': Thank you.\\\\\
26th May '16 4:35:45 PM ACW
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-->'''Krang''': Thank you.

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-->'''Krang''': Thank you.\\
-->'''Krang''': Shredder, you're an insane, power-mad fiend.
-->'''Shredder''': Thank you.
20th May '16 5:40:47 AM erforce
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** In an episode where the Punk Frogs confront Leatherhead, one says, "Who you gonna call? [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Gatorbusters]]?

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** In an episode where the Punk Frogs confront Leatherhead, one says, "Who you gonna call? [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Gatorbusters]]?
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