Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 2 E 22 Return Of The Justice Force

The Turtles and Casey go on a road trip to track down a rare comic book for Mikey. Little do they realize the story they're after isn't merely fictional...

This episode provides examples of

  • Dented Iron: The Justice Force still have their powers, but show their age. Stainless Steel Steve gets back problems in his first fight, Zippy Lad is in a wheel chair, and Joey Lastic gets a kink in his neck when he tries to stretch it out.
    Steve: You're looking well.
    Zippy Lad: No, I'm not! I'm a mess, just like you!
  • Expy: The Justice Force for the Justice League; and particularly Zippy Lad (The Flash)
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: The Turtles are able to enter the comic book shop in public because it's Costume Day.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Ananda to Dr. Dome.
  • Mini-Mecha: The main transport Dome-Bot used by both Dr. Dome and Ananda
  • Mugged for Disguise/ Paper-Thin Disguise: The Turtles attract and destroy some Domeoids so they can wear their domes as a disguise. Justified in that the robots are reacting to the signal given off by the domes, not their physical appearance.
  • Revenge: Ananda states this as her motivation for kidnapping the Justice Force, as she holds them responsible for her mother's death
  • Self-Parody: When the Turtles walk into the comic book store, a nerd in a costume asks Raph:
    Nerd: So what are you supposed to be? Wait, don't tell me: you're one of the Fantastic Terrapin Warrior Teens!
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Ananda to Battling Bernice (daughter/mother), as in the comic books.
  • You Are Not Alone: Dr. Dome to Ananda.
    "No one forced your mother back into the Justice Force. She chose this life, and she chose to give her life to save others. But you still have one parent who's very much alive and wants to be a part of your life."