main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Awesome: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
  • Shredder vs. Splinter. All the way.
  • The Turtles trapping Shredder and Krang in Dimension X for good in "Turtle Trek", and later doing the same to Lord Dregg in "Divide and Conquer".
  • Irma taking a level in badass in "Shredder Triumphant!", complete with Rambo Shout-Out for good measure.
  • Shredder defeating two gangsters at the beginning of "Return of the Shredder!" Considering this happened around the time of his massive Villain Decay it definitely counts.
  • The Turtles' first battle with the Foot. The instant they realize that their foes are robots, the theme music kicks in and they go to town on them.
  • When the Turtles first enter the technodrome, they face a room filled with robots. After a debate on how they can win, they charge and utterly decimate them as the main theme plays.
  • The Shredder revealing that he never bluffs. You know what I'm talking about.
  • Before that, Shredder and Krang come up with a plan that finally lets them get ahead of the turtles: They trap April and one of the four in an airtight bank vault, so that while the remaining turtles are trying to rescue their trapped friends, Bebop and Rocksteady are able to get ahold of a power source they were needing. It's one of the few times that Shredder and Krang are able to successfully trick the turtles and get exactly what they needed.
  • The turtles first scene in the show; they save April from street punk assassins while remaining hidden in the shadows.
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesAwesome/Western AnimationTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy