Characters / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mirage Publishing)

Characters created for the original comic book incarnation of the turtles who never made it to the adaptations. For tropes relating to characters who also appeared elsewhere, please visit the franchise character page. Note: While all the characters here are technically adapted out, please note it only if the story they appear in was adapted without them in it.

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Shadow Jones

The daughter of Casey Jones' first wife, who was raised collectively by Casey, April, Splinter and the Turtles after her death.

Gabrielle Jones

Casey Jones' first wife and Shadow's biological mother.



  • Arch-Enemy: To Carnage.
  • Combo Platter Powers: She can fly, shoot energy, possesses a “sensing sense” and is super-strong. After she is revealed to be Native American, she also gains a slew of dream and nature-related powers.
  • Interspecies Romance: Becomes a Love Interest to Leonardo until her death.
  • Killed Off for Real: Complete Carnage finally kills her in a later issue.
  • Love Interest: To Leonardo.
  • Magical Native American / Captain Ethnic: Although her initial appearance treat her as just another super-hero, future ones brings her Native American heritage to the forefront, making it, via retcon, the basis of her powers and outlook.
  • Neck Snap: How Carnage finally kills her.
  • Race Lift: Originally coded as white, the character was made a Native American in her second major appearance.
  • Superheroes Wear Tights: Radical wears a skintight white bodysuit, even after she denies being a super-hero.

Mr. Braunze


Complete Carnage

Radical's archenemy, a demon-looking human with the ability to take on aspects of his surroundings.


A leech who mutated and gained sentience after it got a taste of Raphael's blood. Its continuous feeding on him caused Raphael to de-evolve back to a normal turtle, which forced his brothers to chase after the culprit.

  • The Dragon: For the Old Man River, who lets it to has its way as long as he gets to study the turtles' mutant properties.
  • Extra Eyes: It has six eyes.
  • Heroic Build: Feeding on its human victims gave Bloodsucker a muscular physique.
  • Hungry Menace: It is motivated by its need for more blood.
  • Take Over the World: Bloodsucker's continued feasting on humans makes him dream of the entire world being his game preserve.

     The Foot Clan 

Oroku Nagi

Oroku Saki's older brother, and the third leg of the Love Triangle involving Tang Shen and Hamato Yoshi.

Cha Ocho

One of Karai's lieutenants, with a particular hate-on for Leonardo.
  • Crusading Widower: His wife was killed by a random bullet, and he eventually joined the Foot in order to track down her killer.
  • Friendly Enemy: Although he's openly antagonistic against Leo, he has no problem with sharing drinks with Raph.
  • Scars Are Forever: Leo scars him as punishment after he kills his wife's killer.


Member of a splinter faction of The Foot, who goes undercover as a police officer and later serves as liaison with other crime groups.


Professor Obligado

A scientist who regularly puts his life on the line FOR SCIENCE!!

     Image Characters 


Oroku Saki's daughter, who serves as the Dragon Lord Komodo's right hand.