Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 3 E 17 Time Travails

Renet is an apprentice timestress, but she has much to learn. When she accidentally steals the Time Scepter and sends herself and the Turtles back to the year 1406 they run into some old enemies and must fight for their lives if they ever want to see their own time again.

First appearance of Renet, Lord Simultaneous and Savanti Romero

This episode provides examples of

  • Adapted Out: Cerebus the Aardvark, who appeared in the comic story this episode is based upon, does not appear.
  • Continuity Cameo: This episode is based on one of the original TMNT comics, where Renet and the Turtles meet an anthropomorphic aardvark named Cerebus. As a reference to this, a non-anthro aardvark is seen when Renet and the Turtles arrive in the year 1406.
  • Evil Overlord: Savanti Romero
  • Evil Laugh: Savanti Romero
  • From Bad to Worse: Savanti hated being exiled to 1406. Lord Simultaneous takes it a step further by banishing him to prehistoric times.
  • Fusion Dance: "Ultimate Drako", a combination of Drako and The Ultimate Ninja.
  • He's Back: The Daimyo's Son (a.k.a. the Ultimate Ninja) and Drako return as Ultimate Drako.
  • Mythology Gag: The aforementioned aardvark appearance.
  • Never My Fault: Ultimate Drako insists the Turtles let them fall into the void—conveniently forgetting that the whole thing was their fault to begin with.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Ultimate Drako wants the time scepter solely to exact revenge on the Turtles.
  • Shout-Out: To Time Bandits, when Lord Simultaneous first appears as a glowing gigantic head; he even drops the line "Return what you have stolen!" The turtles fighting hideous zombies in a shadowy wasteland while wearing medieval armor also seems to evoke Army of Darkness.
  • Valley Girl: Renet talks like this.
  • Voice of the Legion: Ultimate Drako
  • Weirdness Magnet: Noted by Michelangelo:
    Mikey: How come all the weird stuff always happens to us? I mean, we were just minding our own business, when WHAM, that time lady fell out of the sky, right on top of us! Now we're stuck here and we've gotta go to that creepy-looking place! It just doesn't seem fair!!!
  • We Will Meet Again: Ultimate Drako vows to face the Turtles again.
  • Weirdness Search and Rescue: Lord Simultaneous is The Turtles', and Renet's, key to getting home, and defeating Savanti.
  • Wham Shot: Savanti's pet morphing into Ultimate Drako.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Savanti uses the Time Scepter to turn Don's bo staff back into a tree branch. Later, Ultimate Drako uses the Time Scepter to destroy the other turtles' weapons.