History WesternAnimation / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987

16th Nov '16 9:04:57 AM Medinoc
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** Raphael has absolutely no reserves about tackling Mona Lisa to ground when he thinks she's trying to take over the ship their sailing on.

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** Raphael has absolutely no reserves about tackling Mona Lisa to ground when he thinks she's trying to take over the ship their they're sailing on.
14th Nov '16 9:26:28 AM N8han11
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** Michelangeo's nunchuku are taboo in the opening. Every scene of him swinging his weapons is cut or replaced with other footage. Even a closeup of his hand holding a nunchaku is gone. Oh, but Leonardo cutting the screen in two? No problem!

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** Michelangeo's Michelangelo's nunchuku are taboo in the opening. Every scene of him swinging his weapons is cut or replaced with other footage. Even a closeup of his hand holding a nunchaku is gone. Oh, but Leonardo cutting the screen in two? No problem!
14th Nov '16 9:25:49 AM N8han11
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* MoralGuardians: The British censors. "Teenage Mutant ''Ninja'' Turtles?! No, no; far too violent. Let's call them Teenage Mutant ''Hero'' Turtles! Much better!"

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* MoralGuardians: MoralGuardians:
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The British censors. "Teenage Mutant ''Ninja'' Turtles?! No, no; far too violent. Let's call them Teenage Mutant ''Hero'' Turtles! Much better!"



** Even better: Michelangeo's nunchuku are taboo in the opening. Every scene of him swinging his weapons is cut or replaced with other footage. Even a closeup of his hand holding a nunchaku is gone. Oh, but Leonardo cutting the screen in two? No problem!
*** Maybe they thought nunchakus are dangerous even if they're home-made and hand-made, unlike the sharper hand weapons?
*** Fighting can be heroic, ninjas are just assassins and nunchucks were outlawed at the time due to gang use and the ease of which they could be made and used in schools whereas swords (which also have heroic connotations unlike nunchucks) and sais weren't.

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** Even better: Michelangeo's nunchuku are taboo in the opening. Every scene of him swinging his weapons is cut or replaced with other footage. Even a closeup of his hand holding a nunchaku is gone. Oh, but Leonardo cutting the screen in two? No problem!
*** Maybe they thought nunchakus are dangerous even if they're home-made and hand-made, unlike the sharper hand weapons?
*** Fighting can be heroic, ninjas are just assassins and nunchucks were outlawed at the time due to gang use and the ease of which they could be made and used in schools whereas swords (which also have heroic connotations unlike nunchucks) and sais weren't.
problem!
14th Nov '16 9:24:43 AM N8han11
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* MerchandiseDriven: Obviously, being one of the most successful toy lines of the late 80s into the 90s. This also blends with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as many of the characters and toys were designed before the cartoon-
** Shredder's shirtless attire rather than his usual gray shirt(a later release would attempt the animation colors, albeit without any mold retooling)
** Krang having a slightly but noticeably different design
** the four turtles having solid white Mirage-styled eyes as well as different skin tones
** April O'Neil carrying a HANDGUN as a weapon, and even later figures seemed to treat her as more of a badass than the show did as even towards the end of the toy line she would often come packed with various weapons, plus her packaging artwork and character bio would often depict her as more of a brazen warrior woman than the "damsel in distress" the cartoon made her out to be
** Bebop having solid white eyes
** General Traag was a semi-rock man with humanoid features instead of being purely stone- this happened to many characters thanks to the toys often being designed first and the animators choosing to diverge from the toys, such as Napoleon Bonafrog
** Thanks to the series choosing to ignore many of the later toys, lots of characters had either minimal or no appearance whatsoever in the cartoon, tie-in video games, etc., while many gimmicky themes are also ignored wholesale

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* MerchandiseDriven: Obviously, being one of the most successful toy lines of the late 80s into the 90s. This also blends with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as many of the characters and toys were designed before the cartoon-
cartoon:
** Shredder's shirtless attire rather than his usual gray shirt(a later release would attempt the animation colors, albeit without any mold retooling)
retooling).
** Krang having a slightly but noticeably different design
design.
** the four turtles having solid white Mirage-styled eyes as well as different skin tones
tones.
** April O'Neil carrying a HANDGUN as a weapon, and even later figures seemed to treat her as more of a badass than the show did as even towards the end of the toy line she would often come packed with various weapons, plus her packaging artwork and character bio would often depict her as more of a brazen warrior woman than the "damsel in distress" the cartoon made her out to be
be.
** Bebop having solid white eyes
eyes.
** General Traag was a semi-rock man with humanoid features instead of being purely stone- this happened to many characters thanks to the toys often being designed first and the animators choosing to diverge from the toys, such as Napoleon Bonafrog
Bonafrog.
** Thanks to the series choosing to ignore many of the later toys, lots of characters had either minimal or no appearance whatsoever in the cartoon, tie-in video games, etc., while many gimmicky themes are also ignored wholesalewholesale.
14th Nov '16 8:51:33 AM N8han11
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-->'''Krang''': Thank you.\\\

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-->'''Krang''': Thank you.\\\you.
14th Nov '16 8:18:31 AM N8han11
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* FrekyFridayFlip:

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14th Nov '16 6:16:11 AM N8han11
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** "Big Bug Blunder" had several giant bugs, created somewhat by accident by Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady (What I mean is it was their intention to make an army of giant ants, but instead Bebop and Rocksteady wasted most of Krang's chemical on only a couple of insects), which included an ant, a praying mantis, a wasp, and a fly. Cue giant monster fight.

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** "Big Bug Blunder" had several giant bugs, created somewhat by accident by Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady (What I mean is it Rocksteady. It was their intention to make an army of giant ants, but instead Bebop and Rocksteady wasted most of Krang's chemical on only a couple of insects), insects, which included an ant, a praying mantis, a wasp, and a fly. Cue giant monster fight.
14th Nov '16 6:12:12 AM N8han11
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* FrekyFridayFlip:
** "The Old Switcheroo" has Splinter and the Shredder swapping brains. It features Splinter-in-Shredder's-body fooling Krang's brain-scanning machine by thinking, "I am Shredder. I am Shredder."
** "Raphael Drives 'Em Wild", had Raphael switch with a ''taxi driver''. An unusual one, it reverses most of the sub-tropes, in that everybody ''else'' knows that they've switched bodies, but Raphael and the taxi driver are unable to acknowledge this fact. Also the body's retained their muscle memories, so Raphael could no longer do ninjutsu but could drive insanely well.
11th Nov '16 12:52:42 PM WillKeaton
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* TheAllegedCar: The Technodrome. It is a legitimately deadly war machine, when it works. Unfortunately for the bad guys that's almost never. Many a scheme was hatched just to get the darn thing running and it would remain trapped at the bottom of the ocean or in the arctic for entire seasons at a time.
12th Oct '16 2:42:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* CreateYourOwnHero: Shredder ends up creating the Turtles. He poured a caustic chemical down the sewer where Hamato Yoshi was living in an attempt to kill him. The chemical turned out to be a powerful mutagen which made the Turtles anthropomorphic and transformed Yoshi into an anthropomorphic rat named Splinter. Shredder tried to use this information to convince the Turtles to join his side, but they declined.
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