Characters / Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

This page is for characters who were introduced in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation.

Venus de Milo

Check it out, another one found! The female Ninja Turtle, from the Next Mutation series. Wears a light blue mask (with braided tails) and fights with iron fans and mystical orbs. Don't ask Peter Laird about her.
Appears in: Next Mutation.

  • Action Girl: Took out the Shredder with her magic and can keep up with the others in terms of fighting.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Well, she is new to American culture.
  • The Chick: Certainly the most girly and in tune with her feeling of the group.
  • Fifth Turtle/The Smurfette Principle: Introduced as the team's newest turtle who happens to be the team's only female member.
  • Funny Foreigner: She never did manage to learn that the Turtles lived in the "sewer" and not in the "toilet."
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She is a shinobi who inherited some mystical 'chi magic' abilities.
  • Lady of War: Venus is a proper lady who kicks all sorts of shell.
  • Literal-Minded: Her usual reaction when it comes to expressions.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: In spite of being a mutant reptile, she appears to have breasts underneath her plastron.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only one to share a name with an artwork. Sort of justified since the closest we would get for a female name is Artemisia Gentileschi.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Mei Pieh Chi.
  • Organic Bra: Her breasts are covered by her plastron.
  • Retcon: During her introduction, Venus was somewhat clumsily inserted into the Turtles' already-established origin by explaining that there was a fifth turtle that Splinter missed when he first found the turtles.
  • Weapon of Choice: Battle Fans.

Dragon Lord

Once the world was ruled by dragons...until they were sealed away in a magic mirror. Now they are free, and the Dragon Lord seeks to reclaim what he once ruled!

  • Big Bad: Of this series anyway after the Turtles finally defeated the Shredder while also unintentionally releasing the Rank.
  • The Corrupter: He was once the only bad member of the Rank, until he turned the rest of them against mankind.
  • Evil Overlord: The ill-tempered dictator that leads the Rank and wants to reclaim the Earth for the dragons.
  • Power-Up Food: The Dragon Lord wants to eat the turtles, so he can have the "magic" that made them what they are, believing it will make him stronger.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Seen when he's not wearing his helmet.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Easily the most evil reptile in the show.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Rank were imprisoned in an enchanted mirror before breaking free in the Five-Episode Pilot.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He has a lot in common with the Shredder. Even his armor has some similarities.


The Dragon Lord's sidekick and wizard.

  • Co-Dragons: Shared the role with the Rank Lieutenant who leads Dragon Lord's army. Made room for Dr. Quease after he joined the Rank.
  • Dirty Coward/Non-Action Guy: He's a simpering wimp with no fighting abilities whatsoever.
  • Evil Laugh: A wicked cackle done when he's actively doing evil or he thinks he has the upper hand.
  • Smug Snake: He sucks up to the Dragon Lord but would have no problem usurping him if given the chance.
  • Squishy Wizard: The go-to dragon if Dragon Lord needs a potion. He's a low threat when it comes to battle.
  • The Starscream: Wick became this to the Dragonlord in the episode "King Wick" after accidentally drinking a potion that gives him new powers. He uses his new powers to steal Dragonlord's powers and become the new leader of the Rank, but eventually is tricked into losing his powers.

Rank Lieutenant

The field leader of Dragon Lord's army.

  • Co-Dragons: Shared the role with Wick and later Dr. Quease after he joined the Rank.
  • Mauve Shirt/Satellite Character: Doesn't have much characterization or backstory in his own right. Aside from his purple veil, his only known for being an underling for the Dragon Lord in the Rank.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He differs from the other dragon soldiers in that he wears a magenta veil over his mouth in contrast to the others' purple veils.

Dr. Cornelius Quease

world renowned scientist and expert on mutation, and other fields. Mocked in the scientific community, he was lured into the Rank's forces in exchange for funding for his science experiments.

  • Broken Pedestal: For Donatello who saw him as a genius.
  • Co-Dragons: With Wick and the Rank Lt. once he was brought in by the Dragon Lord.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Dr. Quease tries to invoke this by pointing out his method of destroying his nearly robotic clones of the Turtles is painless. Naturally the Turtles disagree.
  • Eye Scream: Though it's played up. He TORE ONE OF HIS EYES OUT FOR A SCOUTING ROBOT. He later has to destroy it to get Venus' DNA. This just seems to merely annoy him since he just clones a new one.
  • Mad Scientist: This guy had little issue on experimenting on live subjects, finding ways to feed the turtles to the Dragon Lord and ripping out his own eye (see Eye Scream above).
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: An actual doctor, but no less insane.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Dr. Quease is similar to Baxter Stockman, namely in that both are mad scientists.

Simon Bonsteel

A big game hunter who specializes in endangered animals.


A yeti from the Himalayas who became a gangster.


A Chinese vampire that was imprisoned by Venus de Milo's master Chung I for 17 years without her heart.

  • Arc Villain: She was the main villain in the multi-part episode "Unchain My Heart".
  • Beat Still, My Heart: She was sealed away for 17 years without her heart and tried to restore it until she crumbled to dust.
  • Co-Dragons: She is assisted by a pair of vampires that look like children, Bing and Chi-Chu. Bing resembles a boy and has a rather deep voice and Chi-Chu resembles a girl.
  • Killed Off for Real: Notable for being the only antagonist to be permanently defeated, as she turned to dust when the Turtles prevented her from getting her heart back.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was locked inside her coffin for 17 years without her heart.