Miyamoto Usagi will appearand became something like a tradition in the franchise.
We will see a crossover with Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
The Power Rangers will appear.Since Nick owns and airs both shows it's the perfect time to redeem the idea of a TMNT/Power Rangers crossover in animated form. Also it would be a great Shout-Out to the Power Rangers in Space crossover where the TMNT appeared.
April's aunt that she's staying with is named Agatha ("Aggie").And her uncle is named August ("Auggie").
Gizmo Sprocket may appear!And so as the Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa!
Character Return Predictions.
The pizza boy will be making several more appearances. Always at the wrong place at the wrong time.He becomes a sort of Chew Toy because of this.
The pizza boy in the pilot is Casey JonesIf the online comics are canon he's probably already operating as a vigilante, he's just working there part-time to fund his activities.
One of the turtles will have to pretend to be Raphael for some reasonAnd it's going to be Donatello. For obvious reasons.
The show will add a female turtle eventually.But it won't be Venus. She'll be named after a renaissance artist (like the other Turtles) rather than a work.
At some point, Splinter will have to make a Sadistic Choice between the turtles and Miwa.
April will start out like her Damsel-in-Distress 1987 selfBut, after a few lessons in self defense from Splinter, will be able to handle herself in a fight.
The Kraang's base is the TechnodromeThe part visible from the ground in the second part of the pilot is only the top. The rest of it is burrowed underground.
One of the Turtles (maybe Mikey) will lampshade the way the Kraang talk.It might go something like this:
Raph's pet turtle, Spike, will get bathed in mutagen.Which will add a fifth turtle to the mix which means one of three things.
Bradford will pull a Heel-Face Turn in the season finaleMikey will remind him how revered he was in the Martial Arts world, leading to a Heel Realization.
The world of the 2012 TMNT was created as a direct result of Turtles Forever.Because it appears to be a mix of almost every known version of the Turtles thus far. "New" characters like Snakeweed, Dogpound, Fishface, and Spider Bytez are the result of the mutant army the Ch'rell Shredder created bleeding into the new reality.
Donatello will stop crushing on April at some point.
Splinter intentionally put the turtles in the oozeHim wanting to use them as assassins against the Shredder is part of the original comic versions canon. Also, it seems to be hinted at in the opening.
This version's artistic and creative direction was the result of a compromise stemming from Creative Differences.On the one hand, you have the network, who owns everything about the Turtles outright. On the other hand you have executive producer Ciro Nieli, and the staff of writers working on the show. After four episodes, the show has stopped short of switching gears between telling an action-adventure story and focusing more on teaching moral lessons to the "impressionable" viewers. It's possible that the network wanted to the show to be more of the same (i.e., just like everything else they've aired in recent years), while the actual production staff wanted to make a show that was true to franchise (albeit while putting their own spin on things, with the result being that the show took a third option, and thus resulted in the show we have now.
The classic clash between Leo and Raph will be/has been discarded...In favor of a conflict between Raph and Don, a la the 2007 movie. While Raphael snarks at everybody's expense, the only one he's openly antagonistic towards is Donnie. Compare the endings of 'New Friend, Old Enemy' and 'Metalhead': Mikey realizes that the plot of the day is his fault, and Raph goes out of his way to reassure him. The same thing happens to Don at the end of 'Metalhead', and Raph goes on about the other problems he's caused that day.
The Kraang's interest in scientists will lead them to target DonDon himself calls attention to the parallel in the premier, with the "[April's] dad's a scientist, I'm a scientist" line, and in 'Metalhead' the Kraang recognized that he was the one who altered their technology and set it against them. There was also the very end of that episode when, after Metalhead had been defeated, the Kraang controlling it attacked Don— targeting his head, as Kraang do— without having any visible reason to do so.
At some point, April will be kidnapped by one of the villains. She'll be Bound and Gagged and, when the villain calls the turtles on her phone, she will try to call for their help. This will lead Donatello, the turtle with the crush on her, to say, "That's April all right. I recognize her mumbles."The other turtles will then give wierd looks.
Metalhead will return, or at least the updates Don provided to it.The Kraang will probably use ideas from Metalhead such as the flamethrowers and rocket fists, causing more trouble for the Turtles. Donatello will also become frustrated that his own design ideas are being used by The Kraang.
When Leatherhead is introduced, we'll get a ragtag team of mutant scientistsSince Monkey Brains wound up being Dr. Rockwell, mutated by his associate we've already got two mutant scientists— if Leatherhead winds up being an ally rather than an enemy (depending on which characterization he takes after, if any) we may get a Power Trio between LH, Monkey Brains and Don. Bonus points if Stockman winds up getting mutated like his OT counterpart, even temporarily.
The Kraang didn't employ Dr. Rockwell, but rather FalcoHe just lied about that, too, to avoid suspicion.
The Mutagen somehow judges the character of the being it's mutating and changes them accordinglyThat would be the "Secret of the Ooze" mentioned in the theme. Let's take a look at all the known mutants so far.
The modern mutagen is much more powerful than the one used on the Turtles.The mutants created by the modern mutagen have universally gotten more power from the transformation than the Turtles and Splinter. It gave Snakeweed and Spider Bytez enough powers to fight evenly with the Turtles, Dogpound became tough enough to shrug off getting hit by a sword, and even Pigeon Pete had a more extreme transformation than the Turtles. The Turtles, on the other limb, don't seem to be any more powerful than humans, and even Splinter has only displayed combat abilities on par with the Shredder. The obvious conclusion is that the Kraang's modification to it have caused it to create more powerful mutants.
April's not human.In the Mirage comics, it was revealed that April was a case of Art Initiates Life, something her father created via the crystal eventually used by their tenant, Kirby King. In this continuity, April's father is named Kirby. That's why she's got that odd intuition Splinter noticed!
The Kraang are Daleks.
The season finale will be a Whole Plot Reference to the first issue of the comicWith the Turtles fighting Shredder, only for Shredder to blow himself up in an attempt to kill the them. This will lead to Karai's introduction as a cliffhanger into season 2.
Splinter will arrive fight the Shredder to protect his sonsCome on, how could this not happen?
Xever's behavior will prompt Raphael to try and change himself.While "Never say Xever" had a similar idea, Xever and Raphael's similarities (their tempers and preference for violence) haven't been called on yet, and Raphael will eventually realize in yet another fight that, if he doesn't calm down a little, he will be just like Xever.
The Purple Dragon Leo left/who helped out in 'Never say Xever' is a pre- Heel-Face Turn Casey Jones
Donatello will find a way to become human, cue incredibly obvious "Be yourself" aesop.He'll have spotted April chatting with a male friend (Casey?) and get jealous, thinking he could date her if only he were human. That same episode, he'll find a way to become human (Ooze-related or otherwise), and he'll start trying to woo Apri. At the end of the episode he'll be forced to go back to being a turtle (probably to save April's life) and won't have a way to turn human ever again, because Status Quo Is God.
Hun will appear as the leader of the Purple DragonsWord of God confirmed that Casey Jones will be introduced in Season 2. Considering his history with Hun, he'll be introduced too.
Tang Shen is the one who gave Shredder the scar.Unlikely, what we can see of Shredder's scaring is more consistent with burns. He probably suffered them in his attack on Yoshi and Shen's home.
The Kraang follow a philosophical doctrine that involves strict empiricist nominalism.That's why they talk like they do. In order to even understand a general term, they have to reduce it to terms of direct sensual experience.
The Turtles will have to fight a team composed of mutants they have defeated at one point.Snakeweed appeared to be electrocuted at the end of "Rise of the Turtles, Part 2", but the ending shows his exposed heart beating again, implying that he survived the Kraang accidentally electrocuting him. Spider Bytez also vowed revenge when the Turtles defeated him in "Turtle Temper". Both mutants haven't been seen since, so it would be plausible that they are saving their comebacks for a Villain Team-Up episode. Bonus points if classic foes like Bebop and Rocksteady appear among their ranks, whether we saw their individual episodes detailing their mutations and first encounters with the Turtles at that point or not.
Casey Jones will become a vigilante because of the turtlesOne or all of the turtles (maybe Raph) will save Casey from some criminals (most likely the purple dragons) and he'll be inspired to become a vigilante to protect people too.
Baxter will build a suit for Fishface to allow him to walk on the ground againThe toyline pretty much confirms that he'll get some mechanical legs and something that helps him breathe. No word on whether Baxter Stockman builds it.
We have seen just the tip of the Shipping-potential icebergDon likes April. Duh. April is either ignoring it or clueless. Most likely ignoring it. Not much else has developed. Yet.
Leatherhead's owner was a younger Casey
The Shredder truly loved Teng Shen and did not mean to kill her, though he would probably blame Hamato Yoshi/Splinter for her death.
The more time the Turtles spend above ground the more they'll resent having to hide undergroundPossibly resulting in a storyline where the masquerade is broken.
If the masquerade is broken the villains will attempt to discredit and vilify the Turtles to the publicOnly for all the people saved and befriended by them to defend and vouch for them.
The Turtles will travel to the Kraangs dimension
Baxter Stockman will build Fishface a reverse-scuba suit.
Shredder and the Kraang's leader will form a partnershipI said it first.
The Turtles will start wearing disguises in publicIn past versions, the Turtles have worn things like trenchcoats and green hoodies in public so they can walk on the streets. In the live-action movie, Raph was even able to see a...well, a movie while wearing one. Maybe they'll start doing that in this version.
Sid from the Purple Dragon gang is Casey's cousin Sid.
There will be an episode featuring a Space Heroes convention.And it will be hilarious.
Donnie will say "Turtle Power"The others will shoot him down, but eventually it'll start to grow on them.
Kirby (April's Dad) will pay the price for his actionsAfter what he pulled in The Gauntlet it's safe to safe the Kraang might decide he's outlived his usefulness as a scientist creating one or more of the following options to happen by the time the Turtles and April find him again
The Rat King is actually Dr. Victor Falco.Both are voiced by Jeffrey Combs and have some mental manipulation ability.
Casey Jones is, in universe, a Memetic Badass.He's been confirmed for season two and the show has dropped hints of him (like recurring graffiti of his iconic mask that says "Casey Jones is everywhere!"). The fact that he's just a teenager will be The Reveal.
Even in-universe, Space Heroes is meant to be a parodyThe show's over the top-ness and screwed morality from the Captain is intentional as is an affectionate parody of old space operas, Leo being out of the loop doesn't realize it's not meant to be taken at face value.
The other Turtles will get human/humanoid Love Interests.Donatello is already head-over-heels for April, and Leo and Karai have something going on. Mikey I think will end up with this continuity's version of the Neutrino Kala from the original cartoon. Raph's could possibly be Mona Lisa.
April and Casey have already met......and dated, and broken up. Not only could this lead to hilarious tension between the two (not to mention Donnie getting jealous over nothing), but this could also leave room to expand on Casey and Raph's Bash Brothers relationship.
April will wear a yellow jumpsuit later in the series.Probably when she becomes a full-fledged ninja/kunoichi and starts fighting alongside the turtles.
Karai is MiwaShe’s said to be sixteen, and Splinter lost his daughter as a new born about a year before he got the guys…who are 15.
Baxter Stockman's fate.He will either...
There will be a conflict between Master Splinter and Leonardo
The Pulverizer will return and get mutated
The Pulverizer is Casey JonesHe'll return after having taken a level in badass.
The blob monster/Mutagen Man is a "Null" mutation.Earlier episodes have shown that mutations combine the subject with traits from the last non-mutant life form they touched. Pulverizer's last contacts were with Dogpound, Fishface and Donatello (all mutants) or other humans. Thus, with no other DNA to work from, the result was just severe genetic disruption. Alternatively...
Mutagen Man is a mutant bacterium.Abandoned warehouses are not likely to be clean, and that would likely leave bacteria on the floor. As the only nonhuman nonmutant lifeforms around...
The three Purple Dragons that we have seen thus far are just a small time wanna be branch of the larger gang.The Purple Dragons is a larger organization (read: gang) that has different teams taking care of different “territories” around the city, and Fong, Tsoi, and Sid are just small time enforcers for the bigger organization. When word gets to the higher ups (more than likely Hun) that they have deviated from the main organization and signed on with Shredder, then said higher ups will probably come to investigate.
There will be a live action movie adaptation of the series.Chris Bradford will be played by Chuck Norris, and human Hamato Yoshi will be played by Leonard Nimoy.
The Kraang are Child Soldiers.When Kraang aren't trying to kill the Turtles or are occupied with other duties, they can be really silly and childish. They like to show off, insult each other ("In Kraang's face!"), and play with nun-chucks. And all we really know about them is that they come from another dimension, have a "Kraang Prime", and are at least as old as the Turtles. Kraang Prime could have grown (cloned?) soldiers that he could rely upon. This could explain the Kraang's speech patterns and oddball behavior. It would also provide symmetry with Splinter and the turtles: just as Splinter raised his children to be warriors that can protect themselves, Kraang Prime raised its "kids" as cannon fodder to carry its bidding.
"The Kraang" is the name of the group, not the speciesThe Kraang are a terrorist organization of the Utrom who take their name from their leader.
Baxter Stockman will become this continuity's version of Mutagen ManSimilar to how Dr. Falco became this continuity's Rat King. Mutagen Man has already been confirmed to appear in the show, and Stockman has yet to have something terrible happen to him. It would also bring together Baxter's mutation from the 1987 series with his fate as a Brain in a Jar from the 2003 series.
The blimp from the 1987 cartoon will appearThe LEGO set of the lair had a picture of it. Only a matter of time.
Whether Splinter actually is Hamato Yoshi will come into questionOur heroes will discover that it's possible Splinter was actually the rat from the flashback, and the rat touching Yoshi may have caused the mutagen to give him all his memories and skills. This question will cause Splinter to have an identity crisis.
Karai will eventually side with the turtles permanentlyKarai discovers that the Shredder is not her real father and that she is actually Splinter's daughter Miwa (Shredder changed her name so she wouldn't find out), once she finds out, she has a Villainous BSOD, and she ends up re-uniting with Splinter and the turtles.
At one point, April will become Venus de MiloApril now has a pair of battle fans as her own weapons. She might get mutated into a turtle as a result of the Kraang's plans with her. Heck, the number 5 on her shirt could foreshadow that she will become the fifth turtle. Her mutation may be temporary or permanent.
The Russian man selling weapons to the Shredder will appear in later episodes.The end credits actually name him Steranko, and he doesn't appear to have a generic character model.
Splinter will have a Day In The Lime Light episode1) It could be about Splinter and April's relationship of mentor/father figure to April and generally heartwarming 2) It will be a generally somber episode dealing with Splinter's life before being mutated and him grieving over his appearance while acting like everything is fine.
Shredder and Splinter will face off by the end of the seasonResulting in the darkest episode of the season with the two enemies. Perhaps they both even kill each other (though this could be reversed somehow) and leave their respective groups leaderless. Expect that to be a huge Wham Episode.
Karai's relationship with Shredder will be darker in this seriesIn this series, Karai might be revealed to be abused by Shredder, leading her to possibly try to kill him.
There will be yet another Egomaniac Hunter in this series.The character will either be Mr. Marlin, Bonesteel of Next Mutation, or a character that combines both of them.
Splinter will eventually hook up with a blind woman.She might become a recurring character, and eventually figure out what Splinter really is. When circumstances lead to Splinter admitting the truth, she tells him she knew for some time and doesn't matter to her. There might be an episode where Splinter becomes human again and even plans on proposing to her, but he fears that she might not like him as a human as she did when he's a rat. But it won't matter in the long run, since he has reverted back into a rat. And the episode ends with him throwing the ring to a river.
There will be an episode or two on the nature of Revenge.The main characters of the episode(s) will show characters horribly afflicted by revenge, and the problems that come from it, as well as a resolution:
There will be an episode without the Turtles, focused on the Foot Clan.The premise would probably involve them going after a rogue agent (Baxter, perhaps), and elaborating upon their backstories via Flashback. This would help develop characters like Karai or Bradford, or even the Shredder, which would most likely show his own take on the events that lead to his fall.
Shredder told Karai that Hamato Yoshi's wife was his own wife, and that Hamato Yoshi was the one responsible for her death.Notice Karai's reaction when April mentions being motherless. Fits with the "Karai is Miwa" theory.
The Kraang want to use April to modify humans to be resistant to Kraang water.Which, when you think about it, isn't quite as villainous a goal as the turtles believe (they want to not dissolve humans)... if you can overlook their methods (kidnapping, irresponsible use of mutagen, etc.)
April IS a KraangA highly advanced one that the kraang need to get the model of again, so they can finish their invasion. Because that would be one big Plot Twist.
After Karai's failure to capture April, Shredder will start to become much more abusive towards her.This will lead her to do whatever it takes to prove herself to him, similar to Hun in the 2003 cartoon. Until she learns the truth, like in the theory above.
The Kraang are not just in New York.They're all around the world, and the Turtles will have to travel the world to take down their operations.
There will be clones at some point.The Kraang will experiment in cloning the Turtles, who will be this series' versions of "The Dark Turtles" from Fast Forward... But the Kraang won't really be seeking Turtles. They'll be wanting to make a Shark Mutant Clone of The Shredder. Because the Shredder was brought back as some sort of Shark hybrid in the comic at one point.
Shredder will become Super Shredder.As we've seen with Rat King, in this series mutants don't have to be biological mash-ups. Shredder is going to use some refined mutigen to become Super Shredder.
If Shredder and Kraang are teaming up, Shredder will be the one in charge, unlike in 1987 cartoon.This version of the Shredder is too baddass to be stooge of someone else, unlike in the first catoon and given the fact that he managed to intimidate a Kraang, it is unlikely that he will be Kraang lackey. Shredder will probably get Kraang's technology, he will either double cross Kraang or will terrify them so much, that they will become completely obiedient to him. Shredder will use Kraang's technology to strenghten Foot Clan, make more mutants and possibly expand influence of the Foot. Shredder might also use Kraang's tech for something very horrible, something that even Kraang would not try to do
At least one joke will be done where the characters don't even remember a previous villain or event due to it being normal for them at that point.
The leader of the Kraang has a personality more in line to the version from the old series
Splinter will come out...In the season 1 finale to save his sons and fight The Shredder. The series has been building up to a confrontation between the two. Krang Prime will capture April and reveal her origins but the Turtles will save her. But then they'll be too tired to fight The Shredder, who'll have helped the Krang and was waiting for them to be vunerable. From there Splinter will defeat his old foe and the typical Shredder is dead, only to have survived and gone into hiding to heal his wounds plot occurs. Then in Season 2 Krang Prime will be the sole Big Bad, but numerous gang leaders will also show up to fill the void of power in an adaption of the 'City at War' arc.
Karai has a little Les Yay crush on April.But they'll never mention it on the show
Let's say, just for the sake of covering every possibility here, that Karai isn't Miwa...Karai probably acts like an overprotective big sister (despite them being about the same age) to Miwa and is mostly working for Shredder to keep her safe
Dogpound is a Composite Character of Rahzar and HunWhich will be important when Casey Jones is introduced.
April is similar to Sari in originLets say in the early phase of the Krang invasion plan, while they were still testing the cross dimensional gates, a piece of their tech is thrown across the portal, and Mr. and Mrs. O’Neal happen across it. It absorbs their DNA and Bada bing bada boom, little April is born.
Magic will play a part somewhere down the road.The show, so far, seems to mostly focus on sci-fi, but more magic may be added later on, perhaps with allusions to stuff like the Battle Nexus or Drako.
April was created (probably grown) from crystals that are some form of Kraang technologyShe's still more-or-less human, just one that's more tolerant of the environment in Dimension X. Similar to the original version (crystals) while tieing in to the 'Kraang' plotline and being just a bit more believable than Art Initiates Life. Nice Mythology Gag to the Mirage series, don't you think?
When it's safe for her to go to the surface again, April will intern at Channel 6 News so she and the Turtles will know what's going on in the cityThis series has taken plenty of influence from the 80's series so far, so why not?
Mutagen Man will returnHe will escape from Donnie's lab and encounter Shredder or a Kraang, who will offer to cure him in exchange for his services and give him a containment suit.
The Kraang are all really Utroms that have been brainwashed by Kraang PrimeWhy else would they all refer to each other as "Kraang"? Because Kraang Prime has one helluva ego.
The fact that Mikey's nunchucks can now become kusarigama was intended to be a Mythology GagMikey often uses it as a grappling hook. In the 80's cartoon, Mikey's nunchucks were eventually replaced with a grappling hook from Executive Meddling.
The Kraang will be driven out at the end of season 1, leaving Shredder and the Kraang he took prisoner to be the Big Bad Duumvirate of season 2
The Newtralizer is basically just like Leatherhead, only he didn't break outThe turtles will convince him to rebel, and he'll become their ally.
If Leatherhead hadn't dragged Traag back into Dimension X, Anthrax would have come throughHe was in Krang's executioner from the 80's series episode "Night of the Rogues". He was also a case of Remember the New Guy.
The pizza boy (at least the one from "Karai's Vendetta") is Keno from the second movie.
Season 2 will show April Took a Level in BadassShe now sometimes joins the turtles on patrol and wears her classic you-know-what (or something similar).
The Love Triangle isn't the only reason Donnie will resent Casey JonesHe'll remind the others that they don't need another "Mutagen Man" on their conscience.
The Newtralizer is the real Kirby O'Neil while the rescued one is a robot.In Operation Break Out, this guy comes out of nowhere with little to no explanation. Even the mutant wasp had more of a backstory. The only theoretical explanation, he's April's dad mutated into a newt and the one the turtles rescued is a robot sent to infiltrate the lair. It's just a theory but part of it might hold due to what happens in the end.
The Turtles will be forced to break The Masquerade in order to stop the KraangHowever, unlike previous series, the citizens will actually praise these secret heroes who saved them from an alien invasion, and thus give the turtles a good name going forward. They will even inspire a certain man to take up the vigilante cause more effectively than the pulverizer ever did.
The kirby o'neil the turtles saved is really the fugitoid Brainwashed and Crazynotice how speech pattern was more intelligent and polite like the fugitoid the kraang probably force him into this ruse
Season 2 the turtles have a road trip into dimension Xprobably to find and save leatherhead they will most likely run into the neutrinos who are at war with th kraang
Tiger claw's tail was most likely cut by either a young Hamato Yoshi or Oroku Saki
The foot elite will appear soonShredder decides to bring his best men to kill the turtles and train his NY branch
Mikey will have a love interest in season 2Moste likely an kala from Dimension X or a mutated klunk who is a Cat Girl
Donatello will be jealous over Casey Jones when he appearsCasey Jones' take-no-prisoners attitude will impress April. They will bicker over April much the same way Betty and Veronica argue over Archie. Eventually, they will learn to get along and Donnie will let Casey be with April because he only wants April to be happy.
Agent Bishop will appear in Season 2 or 3The government want to be prepared in case of another invasion like in showdown so they form the Earth Protection Force and bishop america's oldest and greatest operative will head it and he will be more of an ally to the turtles.
Casey will have a tragic backstory that would help him connect easier to AprilHe probably lost his mom to like the idw version
Lord Dregg will appearHe is most likely the boss of the Newtralizer and also he will be voice by corey burton doing a tony jay impersonation or Ron perlman will do the voice
A Composite Character of Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo will appear
Dimension X WarWhen the turtles goe to dimension x they will find it at war with the major factions being The Kraang who are losing against but not together the Neutrino Alliance and the empire of Lord Dregg
The Technodrome will have a major important backstory
Season 2 will have a more Foot plotThe Foot decide to take advantage the mutants popping up after showdown
Sir Malachi Will be a real mystic
There could be an episode similar to Night of the Rogues only in 2 part format
There will be war on earthThe Foot and the Kraang if they are still allies in season will face wage war against enemies from dimension x and some mutants that will unite together for control of NY with our heroes caught in the middle
Season 2 will be more darkerSeason one is a new hope season 2 will the empire strikes back with the season finale putting our heroes in the ringer
There will be a Fetch Quest in season 2
The Kraang want to keep their invasion a secret from humans from the start because we're too powerfulIt's been shown time and time again that the Kraang's robot suits are easily taken down with swords and staffs. What if the reason they're pulling a secret invasion is because were it all-out war, humans would quickly overwhelm them. If nunchucks can destroy their metal, what chance do they have against guns and missiles?
The Kraang Have a specific reason for conquering earth
Shredder Will gain control of the technodromeThe shredder decides that taking over the world would be for him and the technodrome will be an asset
Casey will be much more like his IDW version then any of his other versions.
Both Ninjara and Mona Lisa will appear.
Season 2 either will be or will have a "character arc" for Raph.So we've basically known Casey was going to be in season 2 since before the 1st episode aired. As many long time fans know Casey's first appearance leads to at least a little Character Development on Raph's part. However it's been confirmed that Spike will be mutated into Slash. Saying that THAT is a bit of a change in Raph's life is putting it mildly. If he doesn't get character development from that it'll be a MASSIVE miss of opertunity on the writers account. And finally there are rumors that Mona Lisa is going to legitimately appear. In the '87 series she was intended to be Raph's love interest but the writers just kinda…forgot about her after her first episode. When you add all this up it genuinely seems like he's going to get a mini arc at the least.
Radical from the Mirage comics will make an appearanceThis show seems fond of Mythology Gags, and who am I kidding, it would just make this troper very happy
If Spider Bytez ever crosses paths with Shredder...He'll try and make fun of SHREDDER. The result would be a VERY satisfying Curb-Stomp Battle.
Splinter will eventually lose his right ear.It would be a nice allusion to the live-action films.
Karai will eventually question her loyalty to the Shredder.
Mutagen Man will eventually loses his acidic properties.Promotional materials seem to be making the Mutagen blue, as opposed to the green in his first appearance, and if the Kraang's headquarters are destroyed, the Mutagen might go too, and that makes Mutagen Man's existence all the more valuable... Because he's not just acid, he's living Mutagen.
It will be revealed that Tang Shen had a sister who will seek a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Shredder and the Foot Clan.
There will be a plot involving the Multiverse.Because barring an obvious film, the series seems like it'll go into that territory. The following may happen.
There will be a Family-Unfriendly Death at some point.Considering the direction this series is headed in so far, this would not be very surprising.
Dogpound and Fishface will quit the Foot ClanThey have lost respect of the Shredder, who regularly abuses and belittles them and now has Karai to serve as his right hand warrior and season 2 will introduce us to new mutant called Tiger Claw, who will work for Foot Clan. Dogpound and Fishface will likely begin to resent the Shredder for treating them like trash and replacing them with others, questioning their loyalty to him and slowly thinking about overthrowing Shredder and/or quiting Foot Clan and starting their own criminal empire. They will probably do so when they find out that Shredder had killed Tang Shen and took Splinter's daughter away, changing her name to Karai and raised her to hate Splinter, feeling that their boss had lied to them and genuinely being repulsed by what Shredder had done to Karai. This will lead into a "City At War" storyline where Dogpound and Fishface form Big Bad Duumvirate and start making their own criminal empire, with the intention of taking over the city and destroying the Shredder. Dogpound and Fishface might also get their hands on mutagen and begin making their own mutants, resulting in debut of Tokka and Rahzar or Bebop and Rocksteady.
Shredder will die only for it be part of a major Thanatos Gamit
Another Heroic Sacrifice will be involved.
The photo with Hamato Yoshi and Tang Shen will be important again at some point.Mainly in that the Turtles will give it to Karai, and be told to keep it and think over what's been going on, and why a picture of Hamato Yoshi with her mother and a child exists.
There will be an episode that flashes back to Oroku Saki and Hamato Yoshi's past.It will deal with something far more mystic than the series' usual fair (Sixties-esque science fiction), show Saki as somewhat more sympathetic while showcasing Yoshi's own flaws. The episode will end with the fight that started their cursed rivalry, and plant hints toward Saki's own revenge-filled future, completely walking away from the heroic path he could have gone.
Donatello and Baxter will be captured by the Kraang at some point.And they'll have to work together to get out of the situation (as well as lampshade this), and will at some point geek out over something and uncomfortably twitch as they notice the similarities between each other.
Bebop and Rocksteady will eventually appear as either replacements or foils to Dogpound and Fishface.Supporting the theory that Rocksteady and Bebop will appear at all is that the show is heavily influenced by the 1987 animated series and even has several characters from it that have either already appeared on the show (like Mutagen Man and Krang in the form of Kraang Prime) or will be showing up eventually (like Irma and Baxter Stockman's fly mutation). It's very likely that Bebop and Rocksteady will make an appearance on the new show someday if they're borrowing that much from the '87 series. As for their being replacements of Dogpound and Fishface or being mere foils, it is known that Dogpound and Fishface are basically more competent versions of Rocksteady and Bebop. If Bebop and Rocksteady are introduced as foils, then the Shredder creates them to see if having a full set of four mutants is what it takes to defeat the four Ninja Turtles. If Rocksteady and Bebop are created as replacements for Dogpound and Fishface, then either the Shredder eventually loses patience with Dogpound and Fishface and kills them or Dogpound and Fishface learn the truth that he killed Karai's mother and Splinter is Karai's real father and become so appalled by what their master has done that they leave him.
Mona Lisa will appear in season 2A trailer that played at the end of Showdown shows that the turtles will be fighting a lot of new mutants. This presents a rather good opportunity for her to appear.
The Shredder will be Killed Off for Real and replaced by a Legacy Character who will be an Expy of the Fred Wolf Shredder.
After learning the truth that she is Hamato Yoshi's daughter, Karai will betray the Shredder to side with the Turtles. Karai will also reclaim her true name Miwa and may or may not become the show's incarnation of Venus. The Shredder deals with Karai's betrayal by recruiting a Legacy Character, but this Karai also turns against the Shredder when she develops feelings for Leonardo. It would be a nice way of solving the problem with Karai now possibly being Leonardo's sister, blood-related or otherwise.
Shredder was lying about Karai being Miwa. He realizes that what Splinter said is true. If he defeats Splinter, he'll have nothing. This is his way of still having something to lord over his arch-enemy. Besides, the only real, indisputable proof we have is Shredder's word, and he's not exactly the most trustworthy guy in the world, now is he?
Karai will be killed after she finds out the truth that she is Hamato Yoshi's daughterOnce Karai finds out that she is Splinter's daughter, she will turn against the Shredder, seeking revenge on him for what he did to her. Shredder states that she was just a nothing more than a weapon for his revenge and that he would have disposed of her anyway and now has a chance to do it and also hurt Splinter. Shredder fights with Karai and kills her in a very violent way. This will enrage Splinter and the Turtles so much that they snap and decide to actually kill the Shredder. They beat up Shredder and almost kill him, but Shredder uses mutagen on himself and becomes the Super Shredder, becoming more powerful and defeating Splinter and the Turtles easily and will proceed to attack the city, innocent people and will double cross his allies, henchmen and the Kraang. Our heroes will team up with their allies and some of their enemies, including the Kraang to stop Shredder. It will lead into an epic battle with Super Shredder. Super Shredder easily beats them all, but it turns out that Karai wasn't killed and fights against the Super Shredder, she manages to get hold on some sort of death ray, which Shredder had developed during the season, and uses it to destroy the Shredder for everything he had done to her, Yoshi and Turtles. If Karai is Killed Off for Real then it is a Splinter who destroys the Super Shredder. The season ends with Karai either being Killed Off for Real or reunited with Yoshi and becoming a regular character. Super Shredder is destroyed, and his empire is severely weakened. Sorry that this WMG is almost entirely spoilered, but I didn't want to reveal the twist. Anyway, this leads into a WMG below..
Season three will feature "City At War" storylineA continuation of my spoiler-filled WMG above: After the Super Shredder is destroyed, his empire is severely weakened and Foot had lost many of its resources. With no clear leader, the Foot Clan will split into three different factions. The first faction is led by Dogpound and Fishface, who had rebelled against the Shredder in the season two and now are using the opportunity to take control of the Foot and take over the city. Initially, they have the most territories of all factions, but their factions consists of mostly weaker Foot members and Purple dragons and they have little to no advanced technology or weaponry. The second faction is formed by the new Shredder, who is an Expy of Fred Wolf Shredder, who was a member of Foot Clan and now seeks to take control of Foot, take over the city and later the world. He is a lot more Lighter and Softer than the previous Shredder, but still competent and dangerous. His faction consists of the Kraang, robotic Foot Soldiers, Bebop and Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman (who had mutated into a fly) and maybe other villains, like Snakeweed or Spider Bytez. Their base of operations are remains of Technodrome, which was severely damaged during the season 2 finale and have some advanced technology and weaponry. The second Shredder, while being a founder of his faction and competent on his own, might become subservient to the Kraang, as a reference to the fact that Fred Wolf Shredder took orders from Krang. Their factions is the smallest one and have the least amount of territories and manpower, but their members and minions are very strong, as oppossed to Dogpound's and Fishface's faction. The third and final faction are Oroku Saki's loyalists led by Tatsu (from the first two movies), who was loyal to Shredder and hadn't turned on him, like the other henchmen. Tatsu has Hun from 2003 Series as his right-hand man and his faction consists of Foot Elite, strongest Foot Ninjas, Tiger Claw, Tokka And Rahzar and The Rat King. Initially, they have medium amount of territories and medium amount of advanced weaponry and technology, but their strong members, powerful machinery and excellent tactical planning skills will make them the most dangerous faction and will make them the Big Bad of this storyline, or at first. They see themselves as true successor's to the Oroku Saki's empire and their primary goal is to destroy Splinter and his friends to avenge the demise of their master and finish what he started, while fighting against other factions, who they see as unworthy to take control of the Foot. They will be the most successful of all factions and will have an impact on the plot in some way or another. This will lead into a lot of battles between them and our heroes. Eventually Turtles bring down Tatsu and his followers, but Tatsu escapes swearing revenge. This leaves the 2nd Shredder's faction fighting against Dogpound's and Fishface's faction, who have become stronger and turned into Mafia-esque criminal organization and can decently hold out against the Shredder II, The Kraang and their minions and having new villains in their employ. The war will continue, resulting in many battles between the two factions and Turtles. The storyline will end with Dogpound and Fishface being taken down and their organization destroyed, leaving the second Shredder's faction as main villains for many episodes after that, with The Kraang as Big Bad and the Shredder II as The Dragon and series will become Lighter and Softer.
Aska from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters will appear at some point in the show, becoming a reccuring character and taking a role of Cool Big Sis to April and the Turtles
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Stockman will once again be a brain in a robot body.Yes, yes, I know Stockman will become a fly in season 2, but flies are rather fragile, and so it wouldn't out of the question for Baxter to get a more durable body... But it will be a robotic fly body, to his frustration.
The Sub-spacial Endo-Particle Disruptor will appear again.And Donatello will gripe that he forgot that the Kraang even had that.
April's mother was a Neutrino.It would somewhat explain why April is important to the Kraang and why she is immune to that chemical from Dimension X.
Savanti Romero will return as a Bigger Bad.In his attempts to get Lord Simultaneous's time scepter, he indirectly becomes an enemy of the Turtles as in the Mirage/2003 story. He does not get involved with Shredder or the Kraang because he tends to remain trapped in different time eras every time he is defeated, but is capable of being more dangerous than Shredder and Kraang Prime put together.
The Shredder will be Demoted to Dragon to Kraang Prime in season 2.
Karai discovers the truth about her past and joins with the turtles, temporarily taking April's placeAfter discovering the truth about her past, Karai angrily tries to kill Shredder but ultimately fails, Shredder only spares her life in order to force her to live with her failure. With no place left to go, she joins the turtles, who are happy to have someone to fill the void left by April's absence. Gradually they become a good team, April by chance sees them together one day and gets jealous of being replaced, so she challenges Karai to a fight and ends up losing and getting injured in the process. The turtles take her back to the lair to heal, where Splinter convinces her that she has to let go of her anger towards the turtles if she ever wants to be able to fight effectively.
Donnie picked up the broken test tube in Mutation Situation for an experimentMy guess is he's going to create a tracking device using the mutagen on the test tube he picked up so that the turtles can pinpoint the location of all the remaning test tubes, making it much easier for them to track them down. Also he'll use try and synthesize a cure from the mutagen samples so he can revert all the mutants back to normal.
Donnie will face some moral choices if he does find a cureIf Donnie does indeed find a cure for mutation then that would apply to all mutants, the Turtles and Splinter included. Bonus points if the cure is an all or none situation where either all mutants are cured or none are forcing Donnie to choose between giving the innocent mutants their lives back and returning himself and his brothers to turtles.
Either Splinter or Casey will convince April to forgive the Turtles for her father's mutationGranted it was an accident, but either Splinter will convince her to not hold a grudge against them, probably revealing his and Karai's relation in the process, or Casey will do it if, like previous incarnations, he makes friends with Raphael.
The turtles will hold Mikey responsible for April leaving themSince he was the one who spilled the beans, Don, Raph and Leo blame him for April leaving the group. Then after his jokey attitude causes them to lose several battles, they give him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, causing him to run away. Then he decides to try and take on the Krang (or the Shredder) by himself to prove his worth, he gets in trouble but refuses to call the others for help, then the others show up to save him and this time when the Turtles fight, Mikey goes into Let's Get Dangerous mode and shows his competence, earning him a new respect from his brothers.
The turtles will need to capture a Kraang to create an antidoteConsidering how little they actually know about the mutagen, Donatello will probably decide the ones who can undo the mutation are the ones who created the mutagen.
The Kraang have been after April for 15 yearsBased on Splinter's story, it's likely the Kraang arrived from Dimension X long before the series began and have been after April and her father since.
The Kraang have been around longer than we suspected, and have left their impression on the world.Cryptids? More like mutants and creatures from Dimension X. The sea monster from "Karai's Vendetta" may as well have been "Nessie". Things like the Jersey Devil, the Kraken, the Beast of Gévaudan, Bunyips, and drop bears could have been such; and alleged sightings of the extinct Megatherium (giant ground sloth) could have been the Kraang's work as well.
Season 2 will have an Earn Your Happy Ending type ending.
To Foreshadow Spike's transformation...The Show Within a Show Super Robo Mecha Force Five Team Five Go will feature an episode where the monkey gets mutated into a monster who fights the team.
Someone is going to guilt trip April for everything the Turtles, including Donatello, will go through because of herApril is going to receive a great big What the Hell, Hero? from someone for severing ties with the Turtles because of everything they go through to get her father back.
Or everyone will take her side realizing that she has every right to be angry at the turtles
Kirby is hiding a secret from April, one that will give him a greater Broken Pedestal than the TurtlesKirby knows why the Kraang have been after April, and when the secret is revealed, April won't be that angry with the Turtles anymore and, for a time, won't care about getting her dad back.
Not all of the Kraang are evil.We will eventually see a Kraang who opposes his kind's malevolent plans. He may reveal April's importance to the Kraang, and if he is introduced soon enough, he will call out on April for being angry at the Turtles. C'mon, an entire race can't be evil and it was rather out of character for April to be mad at the Turtles. Accidents happen, and April should have known the Turtles long enough that they would never mutate her dad on purpose!
Raphael will become the new ShredderOnce the turtles finally defeat the current Shredder and redeem Karai Raphael will take over and try to bring out the good in the Foot Clan like he did in the comics.
If Mona Lisa does appear she won't be a Cute Monster Girl.She won't have hair or Non-Mammal Mammaries. Overall her body will be much more reptilian than or original '87 incarnation. Despite this she'll be cute in the sense of having a similar face shape to the turtles and human eyes.
In the case that Irma and Mona Lisa are seperate characters like in their original '87 incarnations...Irma will be Donnie's new love interest and Mona Lisa or Ninjara will be Raphael's love interest.
Timothy and Mona Lisa are brother and sister.While searching for her brother, Mona later gets mutated, meets the Turtles and discovers the fate of her brother.
April will screw up.Said screw-up will be nearly identical to what the Turtles did (mutating someone else's loved one by total accident), putting April on the same, or similar, terms with the Turtles (though whether or not it happens to the Turtles is unknown).
Fishface will get an upgrade.Xever is not going to want Bradford to outshine him, and now that Bradford has become Rahzar that's probably going to happen. So Xever is going to try and get his own power up. He may not want to try something as risky as another dip in mutagen though. Instead he might try to force Baxter Stockman to give him a more powerful exosuit.
April will get some kind of shape-shifting powers.
Karai will discover the truth but won't join the TurtlesInstead she'll go out on her own to either get revenge on both groups or to find herself.
Timothy was Casey's FriendIn the new episode Casey mentioned he lost a friend as well, possibly he and Timothy were friends once and Timothy went on Gung Ho about becoming a super hero while Casey ignored him thinking he wasn't being serious and just playing make believe. When Timothy became Mutagen Man, Casey feared the worst had happened since he no longer showed up at school or met with him. Since months had passed since he had been doused with Mutagen and hasn't been seen since then, Casey probably believes Timothy is dead and doesn't realize the being that attacked him and April was once his friend.
The Donnie/April/Casey Love Triangle will be used to Parallel the Splinter/Tang Shen/Shredder Love Triangle.To give this plot an actual purpose in the series beyond pointless drama and show other ways it could have ended, all while avoiding the needless bloodshed Shredder caused. Basically Donnie is Splinter and Casey is Shredder so this could result in either:
Tatsu will be brought inThey already brought in Rahzar from the movies, and rumor is they might bring in Tokka as well (either Fishface gets mutated again or Slash gets brainwashed by the Kraang) So they'll also bring in Shredder's Dragon from the movies as well to train the Foot Army and possibly be mutated as well.
Timothy was Timmy Turner had he never met his fairies
Raphael is actually extremely insecure about himself.
Raphael will unintentionally betray the rest of the Hamato clan
The Shredder will suffer a massive Villainous Breakdown in the season 2 finale.
The reason the turtles are such talented ninja is because they are now directly related to Hamato Yoshi.
Slash and Leatherhead will have a fight.Because that would be awesome.
April is the only successful result of a Kraang/Human hybrid experiment.
Mikey will get a love interest
The Newtralizer will make a Heel-Face Turn in either Season 2 or Season 3
Leonardo does keep his promise to bring tea next time to that little girl in "Slash And Destroy", and visits her more frequently.But most of their meetings will be off-screen so as not to annoy viewers.
Characters the turtles vent to will all turn evil.There's two cases of this already, Slash and Mutagen Man, odds are there will be more.
Slash will go through a Heel-Face Turn.Just because he's evil in his debut episode doesn't mean he'll stay that way.