Recap: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 S 1 E 3 Turtle Temper
Raphael is insulted by a New Yorker named Vic, who captures the turtles on video.
This episode provides examples of:
- Absentee Actor: April doesn't make an appearance and is mentioned in only one scene.
- Acrofatic: Spider Bytez.
- Actor Allusion: Raphael (voiced Sean Astin) is forced to go home by the other turtles because his temper got the best of him, but came back when his brothers are attacked by Spider Bytez. Does this look familiar?
- All There in the Script: Vic's name is never mentioned in the episode and appears only in the credits.
- Arrow Catch: Splinter does this during Raph's insult training.
- Asshole Victim: Vic is a complete jerk to the Turtles even when they're trying to save him from the Kraang, and it doesn't end well for him.Donnie: Remind me why we have to rescue this guy.
- Bilingual Bonus: Two examples; One of Donatello's insults to Raphael is that he doesn't keep his back straight while doing "omote kote gyaku", and Splinter explains the concept of "ninniku seishin" to Raphael as the ability to endure insults with patience and humility.
- Bullying a Dragon: Vic continues to insult Raph even after he sees him beating up Kraang droids.
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Vic refuses to let the Turtles save him from the Kraang unless he gets his phone back.
- Fat Bastard: Vic (the guy who insults Raph and gets the turtles on video) before his mutation into Spider Bytez. Doubles as Fat Idiot.
- Flashback: When Splinter tells Raph the story of how his own temper worsened his rivalry with Shredder in the past.
- Giant Spider: Spider Bytez.
- The Hypocrite: When Spider Bytez called them freaks even though he's mutated into a giant spider.
- Jerkass: Vic, who leater becomes Spider Bytez.
- Metamorphosis: From human to mutant spider.
- Never My Fault: After being transformed into Spider Bytez, Vic swiftly blames the Turtles for it... Except if he hadn't started screaming about his phone when the Turtles were pulling him to safety, and then put himself in harm's way by trying to retrieve the phone in the midst of the Turtles fighting the Kraang, he never would've come into contact with the Mutagen.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Mikey constantly provoking Raph whilst staking out a warehouse for the Kraang results in the destruction of a satellite TV dish, which sets into effect a chain of events that, thanks in part to his own stubbornness & stupidity, leads to Vic being transformed into Spyder Bytez.
- She's Not My Girlfriend: Mikey teases Donatello for his not-so-subtle crush on April. Donnie responds with this remark.
- Super Spit: Spider Bytez can spit acidic loogies. He can also produce webbing from his butt.
- Title Drop: A subtle one.Raph: We're not Kung Fu Frogs. We're Ninja Turtles.
- A Truce While We Gawk: There's an instance of this between the turtles and the Kraang when Spider Bytez makes his debut.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Vic, to the extent that Donnie even asks why they're bothering to try and save his worthless butt.
- Was Once a Man: Spider Bytez.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: Spider Bytez.