History WesternAnimation / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003

19th Jan '17 5:00:58 PM Xtifr
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-->Mikey: [[TheGratefulDead Terrapin Station?]]

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-->Mikey: [[TheGratefulDead [[Music/TheGratefulDead Terrapin Station?]]
8th Jan '17 4:52:03 PM nombretomado
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Although spurned by a segment of fans of the old show who found it to be too different (which itself is rather ironic, given the 1987 series was a vast difference from the original source material), the series was generally well received (something of an aberration among 4Kids works), particularly for its long-term story arcs, clever use of the mythology, aversion of tropes like StatusQuoIsGod and ThouShaltNotKill, and strong characterization. Memorable episodes included "The Big Brawl", a TournamentArc guest-starring characters from Stan Sakai's ''UsagiYojimbo''; "Same as it Never Was", a BadFuture tale featuring the turtles' "final" battle with the Shredder; and the 100th episode, "The Tale of Master Yoshi", a WholeEpisodeFlashback focusing entirely on Hamato Yoshi and his doomed love, Tang Shen.

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Although spurned by a segment of fans of the old show who found it to be too different (which itself is rather ironic, given the 1987 series was a vast difference from the original source material), the series was generally well received (something of an aberration among 4Kids works), particularly for its long-term story arcs, clever use of the mythology, aversion of tropes like StatusQuoIsGod and ThouShaltNotKill, and strong characterization. Memorable episodes included "The Big Brawl", a TournamentArc guest-starring characters from Stan Sakai's ''UsagiYojimbo''; ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''; "Same as it Never Was", a BadFuture tale featuring the turtles' "final" battle with the Shredder; and the 100th episode, "The Tale of Master Yoshi", a WholeEpisodeFlashback focusing entirely on Hamato Yoshi and his doomed love, Tang Shen.



* GratuitousJapanese: Splinter will occasionally use this, as will the characters from ''UsagiYojimbo''. Another particular case is the Inuwashi Gunjin, named so despite the fact that they have no apparent connection to Japan besides the name. (It actually means Golden Eagle Soldiers.)

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* GratuitousJapanese: Splinter will occasionally use this, as will the characters from ''UsagiYojimbo''.''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo''. Another particular case is the Inuwashi Gunjin, named so despite the fact that they have no apparent connection to Japan besides the name. (It actually means Golden Eagle Soldiers.)



* {{Homage}}: Very many to earlier TMNT media, but special mention to homages to the comics, which have entire storylines that homages to them. ''UsagiYojimbo'' also gets some homages with characters besides Usagi appearing. There are also a bunch of movie references of varying quality.

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* {{Homage}}: Very many to earlier TMNT media, but special mention to homages to the comics, which have entire storylines that homages to them. ''UsagiYojimbo'' ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' also gets some homages with characters besides Usagi appearing. There are also a bunch of movie references of varying quality.
19th Dec '16 6:23:33 PM Etheru
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** The Shredder Wars, hinted at in the first episode of ''Back To The Sewers'', never comes to pass due to the series ending.
19th Dec '16 6:22:36 PM Etheru
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** The Shredder Wars, hinted at in the first episode of ''Back To The Sewers'', never comes to pass due to the series ending.
16th Dec '16 5:41:11 PM Nyame
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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Once the Mystic Foot are free, they declare that can now free the one and true Shredder. Viewers will think it's the Utrom Shredder, since he's missing and they dislike Karai, the new mantle of the Sheredder. Next season reveal that the true Shredder is a actually the Tengu Shredder.]]

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Once the Mystic Foot Mystics are free, they declare that they can now free the one and true Shredder. Viewers will think it's the Utrom Shredder, since he's missing and they dislike Karai, the new mantle of the Sheredder. Shredder. Next season reveal reveals that the true Shredder they speak of is a actually the Tengu Shredder.]]Shredder, a demon-infused warrior from ancient Japan. In fact, he was the original Oroku Saki, from whom the Utrom Shredder fashioned his human identity after]].



* TheWorfEffect: Any storyline involving the Justice Force, as a group or individually, will involve them needing the Turtles to help them. The one time they ''didn't'' team up with the Turtles against the threat (the Triceraton Invasion), they got their [[CurbstompBattle asses kicked]]. It's finally subverted when in the final episode, the Justice Force's arrival is able to tip the tide in the Turtles' allies favor in a massive battle agains the Foot.

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* TheWorfEffect: TheWorfEffect:
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Any storyline involving the Justice Force, as a group or individually, will involve them needing the Turtles to help them. The one time they ''didn't'' team up with the Turtles against the threat (the Triceraton Invasion), they got their [[CurbstompBattle asses kicked]]. It's finally subverted when in the final episode, the Justice Force's arrival is able to tip the tide in the Turtles' allies favor in a massive battle agains the Foot.


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** The season six episode "Timing is Everything" did this to the season one Shredder post "The Shredder Strikes". In season one, it took all four turtles plus Splinter to defeat him. In this episode, Leo easily defeats him while the others (including Splinter) trounce his army.
3rd Dec '16 8:20:17 PM TLhikan
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* SoundOnlyDeath: A number of times, likely to avoid having to show grisly murders on screen in a children's cartoon.
** In the Shredder's first appearance, the audience point of view cuts to outside of his temple/lair has we her the Purple Dragon he's executing scream.
** For a non-villainous example, in the season three episode Bishop's gambit, Leatherhead gets the drop on some EPF mooks who are about to execute the unconscious turtles. Cut to black, and the audience hears screaming, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath tearing sounds]], and guns being dropped.
26th Nov '16 8:22:06 AM Nevermore2002
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* SeriesContinuityError: In season 2, Mortu and the Shredder fight each other. Mortu snarked that it took the Shredder 1000 years to find him. In season 4, a flashback showed that the two had met earlier in the '70, when Mashimi betrayed the Utrom's location to the Shredder.

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* SeriesContinuityError: In season 2, Mortu and the Shredder fight each other. Mortu snarked that it took the Shredder 1000 years to find him. In season 4, a flashback showed that the two had met earlier in the '70, '60, when Mashimi betrayed the Utrom's location to the Shredder.
24th Nov '16 5:37:24 PM Nevermore2002
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* SeriesContinuityError: In season 2, Mortu and the Shredder fight each other. Mortu snarked that it took the Shredder 1000 years to find him. In season 4, a flashback showed that the two had met earlier in the '70, when Mashimi betrayed the Utrom's location to the Shredder.
17th Nov '16 4:38:24 PM Etheru
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** "Dragon's Brew" ends with the thought to be dead monster, revealed to have [[WasOnceAMan been human]] and experimented on by Bishop, looking at the gazebo upon which he was wed, realizing he can never be with his wife or child again.
13th Nov '16 7:13:22 PM overman2099
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Especially apparent in the first season when the show was still just getting started. Fight scenes tended to be less intricate and developed than later seasons. Also, the Turtles tended to be a lot more chatty and joked around more in battle like their '87 counterparts. Some of the humor also came off as a bit flat, as if the writers were trying too hard to make the show funny and witty. There was also a ninja instrumental theme that played whenever the Turtles went into battle but was no longer used after the first season. By the second season, a lot of these elements in the first season were done away with and the show established itself more as its own unique Ninja Turtles incarnation.
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