As the Turtles and Splinter continue their assault on the Shredder's stronghold, they deal with three mutated clones in a Foot genetics lab. Afterwards, when they near their destination, they encounter the powerful Foot Mystics.First appearance of the Foot Mystics
This episode provides examples of:
- Badass Adorable: The tiny Shredder clone.
- Close-Call Haircut: A variation of this occurs with Michelangelo's bandanna
- Death Course
- Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: How Splinter defeats the Foot Mystics int his episode.
- Five Element Ensemble: The Foot Mystics control (and are made up of) Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Metal.
- Game-Breaking Injury: After single handedly taking down the Foot Mystics with the Sword of Tengu, Splinter's hands are left burned by the sword's magic.
- He's Back: Leo overcomes his fear when he meets the Foot Elite again, and proceeds to win the fight against them
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The four-armed Shredder clone.
- Not Quite Dead: The Foot Mystics, though this isn't revealed until season 4.
- Shout-Out: Mikey does a Tarzan yell while swinging over the gaping hole in the floor
- What the Hell, Hero?: Splinter delivers this to Raphael about triggering the Death Course due to his rash actions, leaving Michelangelo and Leonardo to battle through the now-activated traps.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Just as the Turtles and Shredder begin to fight at the end of the episode, Baxter Stockman appears to destroy them all.