History WesternAnimation / TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003

2nd May '16 7:05:36 PM Etheru
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* LighterAndSofter: ''Fast Forward'' allows the Turtles to go out in public more frequently, the palette is much less muted, and most of the villains' plans have much less dire scales and consequences than previous seasons. ''Back To The Sewers'' toned it down somewhat, but some returning characters such as Hun ended up more comical.



-->'''Hamato Yoshi''': [Later, to his pet rat] ...I will name you 'Splinter', to remind me of what I have done, and what I have failed to do. And together we will remind each other of Tang Shen

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-->'''Hamato Yoshi''': [Later, to his pet rat] ...I will name you 'Splinter', to remind me of what I have done, and what I have failed to do. And together we will remind each other of Tang ShenShen.
15th Apr '16 12:32:17 PM acrobox
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* ActionGirl: Several. Probably the most notable example is April O'Neil.



* {{Badass}}: Pretty much every fighter in the series.
** Most notable are Bishop, Splinter and the Shredder.
31st Mar '16 10:46:28 AM lexicon
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** Don't ever threaten April when Casey's around.
31st Mar '16 6:24:22 AM Nevermore2002
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* FatBastard: The Garbageman, the morbidly obese disgusting villain.
31st Mar '16 6:22:19 AM Nevermore2002
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Garbageman.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Garbageman.villain known as "the Garbageman". While his name is laughable, this garbage-themed villain is nonetheless dangerous. He has multiple weapons, access to high-technology, [[FacelessGoons his own army]] and even an elaborate UnderwaterBase.
28th Mar '16 10:41:34 AM Nevermore2002
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Garbageman.
8th Mar '16 12:24:14 PM Chris116
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* AscendedExtra: The Purple Dragons, the Foot Mystics.
* TheAsteroidThicket: In "Turtles in Space Part 5: Triceraton Wars".

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* AscendedExtra: AscendedExtra:
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The Purple Dragons, Dragons went from a small-time gang that were always on the losing side to a criminal powerhouse big enough to firmly place Hun in the BigBadEnsemble of Seasons 4 and 7.
** The
Foot Mystics.
Mystics originally appeared as one-off villains during "Return to New York". They return in Season 4 as supporting villains with an ulterior agenda, and ultimately serve as the BigBad's of the first half of Season 5 before becoming TheDragon's to the Tengu Shredder.
* TheAsteroidThicket: TheAsteroidThicket:
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In "Turtles in Space Part 5: Triceraton Wars".



* BadBoss: all incarnations of the Shredder in this series, minus maybe Karai. And even she doesn't exactly display a nice attitude toward the Five Foot Mystics.

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* BadBoss: all All incarnations of the Shredder in this series, minus maybe Karai. And even she doesn't exactly display a nice attitude toward the Five Foot Mystics.



*** "Exodus" is an interesting case. The turtles and Splinter are [[CurbStompBattle beaten pretty badly]]. Their only option is to blow up Shredder's Starship and everyone on board, ''including themselves''. At the last second, [[spoiler: the Utroms arrive and save everyone with the Utrom Shredder being exiled on an icy asteroid never to be seen or heard again until Turtles Forever.]]
*** "Scion of the Shredder" has Karai seemingly killing Master Splinter and all but one of the Turtles (Leo), as well as destroying their lair. [[spoiler: By the next episode it's revealed that they all survived, however]]

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*** "Exodus" is an interesting case. The turtles and Splinter are [[CurbStompBattle beaten pretty badly]]. Their only option is to blow up Shredder's Starship and everyone on board, ''including themselves''. At the last second, [[spoiler: the Utroms arrive and save everyone with the Utrom Shredder being exiled on an icy asteroid never to be seen or heard again until Turtles Forever.]]
*** "Scion of the Shredder" has Karai seemingly killing Master Splinter and all but one of the Turtles (Leo), as well as destroying their lair. [[spoiler: By the next episode it's revealed that they all survived, however]]however]].



* BiggerBad: An argument could be made for the Tengu Shredder, who is the original Shredder, and influenced Ch'Rell and Karai well into the present day.



* BigGood: The Ninja Tribunal in the fifth season.

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* BigGood: The Ninja Tribunal in the fifth season. Splinter and the Ancient One take up the role in the back half of the season.



** The season 3 finale, "Exodus" ends with the turtles and Splinter beaten rather badly and performing a HeroicSacrifice, but they're saved at the last second and the Utroms sentence the Utrom Shredder to exile on an icy asteroid where he remains for the rest of the series until Turtles Forever.

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** The season 3 finale, "Exodus" ends with the turtles and Splinter beaten rather badly and performing a HeroicSacrifice, but they're saved at the last second and the Utroms sentence the Utrom Shredder to exile on an icy asteroid where he remains for the rest of the series until Turtles Forever. Additionally, Leo has been severely traumatized by his family's near-death experience and has a lot of issues to work out.



* BloodlessCarnage
* BodyHorror: Baxter Stockman in "Insane in the Membrane".

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* BloodlessCarnage
BloodlessCarnage: The show rarely shows blood during its' more violent scenes.
* BodyHorror: Baxter Stockman in "Insane in the Membrane".Membrane", to the point that during the show's original run, ''the episode was never aired''.



* CallBack: "Hacking Stockman" has Leo directly reference the "City at War" arc, and-- in case that wasn't clear enough-- there's also Don's response to him, which is oddly similar to Raphael's from "City at War"

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* CallBack: "Hacking Stockman" has Leo directly reference the "City at War" arc, and-- in case that wasn't clear enough-- there's also Don's response to him, which is oddly similar to Raphael's from "City at War"War", though Raph believed they shouldn't interfere in the gang war, while Donnie was overworking himself trying to save some of Splinter's data.
8th Mar '16 12:07:06 PM Chris116
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The basic story is familiar: The Shredder kills Hamato Yoshi; Splinter, his rat, escapes; ooze from a canister labeled "T.C.R.I." falls on some turtles and eventually himself. All five are mutated, and Splinter takes it upon himself to train them in the martial arts. Eventually, the turtles fight The Shredder; along the way meet Casey Jones and April O'Neil, who become their comrades. They have many different adventures. However, the differences in stories soon become apparent. The Shredder is now [[spoiler: a thousand year-old alien posing as a human]]. Karai is now his adopted daughter. New characters such as hulking gangster Hun and government agent Bishop keep things interesting.

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The basic story is familiar: The Shredder kills Hamato Yoshi; Splinter, his rat, escapes; ooze from a canister labeled "T.C.R.I." falls on some turtles and eventually himself. All five are mutated, and Splinter takes it upon himself to train them in the martial arts. Eventually, the turtles fight The Shredder; along the way meet Casey Jones and April O'Neil, who become their comrades. They have many different adventures. However, the differences in stories soon become apparent. The Shredder is now [[spoiler: a thousand year-old alien posing as a human]].has an almost entirely new backstory and origin. Karai is now his adopted daughter. New And new characters such as hulking gangster Hun and government agent Bishop keep things interesting.
6th Feb '16 12:15:05 PM Greenygal
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* YouHaveFailedMe: The Shredder ''constantly'' does this, with Baxter Stockman as the most obvious and frequent example.

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* YouHaveFailedMe: The Shredder ''constantly'' does this, with Baxter Stockman as the most obvious and frequent example. (In fact, doing this to an unlucky Purple Dragon is his EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first episode.)
5th Feb '16 10:31:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** In "The Search for Splinter Part 2" a couple of Utrom's are discussing how much they dislike one of their compatriots named Newman. One of them exclaims angrily "[[{{Seinfeld}} Newmannnn!]]"
** April says to Casey, [[BarbWire "Don't call me Babe"]].

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** In "The Search for Splinter Part 2" a couple of Utrom's are discussing how much they dislike one of their compatriots named Newman. One of them exclaims angrily "[[{{Seinfeld}} "[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Newmannnn!]]"
** April says to Casey, [[BarbWire [[Film/BarbWire "Don't call me Babe"]].
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