Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 S 6 E 12 Bad Blood

Sh'Okanabo offers Darius Dun an alliance, and the latter accepts when he hears that the alien has a plan to get rid of the Turtles. Setting up a trap, Dun leads the Turtles downtown, where they're ambushed by four uncannily familiar creatures...

First appearance of the Dark Turtles

This episode provides examples of

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After the Dark Turtles get clobbered, Dark Mikey asks for a time out.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Splinter and Serling
  • Bar Brawl: Splinter and Serling accidentally initiate one
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Darius Dun and Sh'Okanabo
  • Bluff the Eavesdropper/ Batman Gambit: Darius tricks the Turtles into following his vehicle by deliberately pretending to have a suspicious phone call while they're within earshot.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Dark Mikey borrows "It's ninja time!"
  • Call-Back: Sh'Okanabo mentions that he previously obtained the DNA samples to make the dark clones of the Turtles. This was in "Night of Sh'Okanabo"
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: If the voices weren't enough of a give away, the Dark Turtles each have the skin color of their respective doubles' theme colors: all except for Dark Mikey, who has yellow skin instead of orange.
  • Continuity Nod: The Dark Turtles' lair bears a strong resemblance to The Turtle's second lair from the first 3 and a half seasons, albeit corrupted to resemble its dark inhabitants
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Dark Turtles after the originals lose their weapons. The Turtles during the climax.
  • Evil Is Dumb: Dark Raph and Mikey
  • Mood Whiplash: As Sh'Okanabo boasts to Darius that his Dark Turtles can eliminate the real ones:
    Dark Mikey: It's ninja time, dude! [laughs maniacally]
    [Sh'Okanabo casually smacks Dark Mikey's tube]
  • No One Gets Left Behind: As the group flees, Dark Don grabs an unconscious Dark Leo and carries him away.
  • The Psycho Rangers: The Dark Turtles.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Dark Turtles.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left!: How the Dark Turtles get away. Somewhat justified since they're split off from the Turtles by the collapsing lair