Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 3 E 10 Nobodys Fool

Leo and Mikey run into a superhero calling himself Nobody, and help him take down his hated enemy.

First appearance of Nobody

This episode provides examples of

  • Arms Dealer: Ruffington
  • Bait-and-Switch: After first encountering Nobody, Mikey compares him to a dark avenger on a quest for justice... only to say he means the Turtle Titan.
  • Batman Cold Open: At the start of the episode
  • Continuity Nod: Mikey keeps referring to his alter-ego, The Turtle Titan, and even dons the costume momentarily, until Leo makes him take it off.
    • Also, Mr. Touch and Mr. Go refer to their last encounter with Mikey when Hun sends them to aid Ruffington.
  • Revenge: Nobody is out to take down Ruffington's operation as payback for ruining his career and life.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Ruffington used the politicians he bought off to ruin Nobody's career when the latter was getting too close to his weapons running.
  • Shout-Out: When Leo and Mikey first see Nobody, he's standing on a rooftop in the night sky, with his cape flapping in the breeze—echoing the opening of Batman: The Animated Series.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Ruffington was killed in the comic this episode is based on.
  • Who Are You?: Both when Nobody confronts Ruffington in the helicopter and then leaves him to be arrested by the cops.
    Ruffington: Who are you?
    Nobody: Thanks to the politicians in your pocket, I'm nobody.
    Ruffington: Then you won't be missed.

    Ruffington: Tell me who you are! I have to know!
    Nobody: [beat] Somebody.