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While not as dark as it's [[NightmareFuel/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 predecessor]], this version of TMNT has got enough to fright you for days.

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While not as dark as it's its [[NightmareFuel/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 predecessor]], this version of TMNT has got enough to fright you for days.


* Doubles as an AwesomeMoment, but after Leo disables Tatsu's hearing with a pressure point attack, we're treated to a MookHorrorShow of Karai's snake arms coming out of seemingly nowhere to bite Tatsu over and over. And to finish off the attack, she lunges at him JAWS FIRST, and it looks like she's going to eat him. She backs down, but good lord...

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* Doubles as an AwesomeMoment, a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, but after Leo disables Tatsu's hearing with a pressure point attack, we're treated to a MookHorrorShow of Karai's snake arms coming out of seemingly nowhere to bite Tatsu over and over. And to finish off the attack, she lunges at him JAWS FIRST, and it looks like she's going to eat him. She backs down, but good lord...


* Mutations in this series tend to be much more horrifying than in any of the previous versions. Most mutants either end up hideously deformed, completely feral, or both. To list, Dogpound is a hulking brute with bone covering parts of his body, and asymmetrical arms. [[spoiler:When he becomes Rahzar, he becomes symmetrical, but also an emaciated apparently-undead figure with [[GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath glowing eyes]] and exposed bones]] Fishface lost his legs, and can't breath outside of water. Mutagen Man is a blob of organs in acidic slime, and completely insane. Rat King looks like a corpse. Wingnut has a hideously swollen brain and mismatched hands. Snakeweed is a plant monster that can't be killed. Spider Bytze is mostly mouth... The list just goes on.
* Several things happen to the boys throughout the show that may [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 bring back bad memories of the infamously sad and dark 2k3 series episode,]] [[http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Same_As_It_Never_Was "Same As It Never Was" (SAINW).]] When in pain Mikey is consistently seen clasping his left arm. During one of Leo's encounters with Karai she throws a type of dust into his eyes that WOULD have blinded him had it been more potent. Lastly when [[spoiler: Karai gets mutated into a snake monster she]] spits an acid like substance at Raph's left eye. It's almost like the writers a deliberately toying at the 2k3 fans and their traumatized memories of SAINW.

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* Mutations in this series tend to be much more horrifying than in any of the previous versions. Most mutants either end up hideously deformed, completely feral, or both. To list, Dogpound is a hulking brute with bone covering parts of his body, and asymmetrical arms. [[spoiler:When he becomes Rahzar, he becomes symmetrical, but also an emaciated apparently-undead figure with [[GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath glowing eyes]] and exposed bones]] Fishface lost his legs, and can't breath outside of water. Mutagen Man is a blob of organs in acidic slime, and completely insane. Rat King looks like a corpse. Wingnut Kirby's bat mutant form has a hideously swollen brain and mismatched hands. Snakeweed is a plant monster that can't be killed. Spider Bytze is mostly mouth... The list just goes on.
* Several things happen to the boys throughout the show that may [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 bring back bad memories of the infamously sad and dark 2k3 series episode,]] [[http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Same_As_It_Never_Was "Same As It Never Was" (SAINW).]] When in pain Mikey is consistently seen clasping his left arm. During one of Leo's encounters with Karai she throws a type of dust into his eyes that WOULD have blinded him had it been more potent. Lastly when [[spoiler: Karai gets mutated into a snake monster she]] spits an acid like substance at Raph's left eye. It's almost like the writers a are deliberately toying at the 2k3 fans and their traumatized memories of SAINW.

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** "Monsters Among Us":
*** Dracula's death. After Mikey impales a stake through his heart, Dracula's body melts to the bone. No GoryDiscretionShot this time, we get to watch it in disturbing anatomical detail.


* ZOMBIE SHREDDER.

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* ZOMBIE SHREDDER.Kavaxas resurrects Shredder... as his zombie puppet. Shredder is a complete wreck; he has a SkullForAHead, GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath, and is even shown decaying with worms wriggling out of his rotting flesh. Tiger Claw and the rest of the Foot are rightfully horrified at the sight of him.



* Naturally, the Halloween arc has plenty of nightmare fuel ranging from violence, graphic imagery, and various stuff of nightmares like being chased by the Headless Horseman.

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* Naturally, the The Halloween arc has plenty of nightmare fuel ranging fuel:
** In "The Curse of Savanti Romero," it all begins with April and Casey happily trick-or-treating... then we see one [[{{Dracula}} Count Dracula]] watching them
from violence, graphic imagery, an alley. Suddenly, the streets are empty, OminousFog swirls, werewolves attack April and various stuff Casey, and right out of nightmares like being the blue, Casey is bitten by a vampire and becomes one.
** "The Crypt of Dracula":
*** While fighting the werewolves, Raph is
chased by several of them, and trips while running. He braces himself... only for no attack to come. As he's looking around in confusion, an ominous shadow falls over him, and he turns to see Dracula himself in silhouette, only his GlowingEyesOfDoom visible right before he disperses into a swarm of bats and attacks; Raph's horrified scream at the end really sells it.
*** While riding to Dracula's castle, the Turtles' carriage is attacked by none other than
the Headless Horseman.Horseman, who shows up right out of nowhere riding a carriage pulled by {{Hellish Horse}}s, blue flames spewing from their noses and eyes. Then the Horseman throws his pumpkin head at the Turtles, LaughingMad all the while.



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* Naturally, the Halloween arc has plenty of nightmare fuel ranging from violence, graphic imagery, and various stuff of nightmares like being chased by the Headless Horseman.


* When Donatello confronts Don Vizioso, it's clear from the look in his eyes and the almost guttural that he is moments away from gutting the Don in revenge. It's only Donny seeing what he looks like in his naginata's reflective blade that makes him realize what he was about to do.

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* When Donatello confronts Don Vizioso, it's clear from the look in his eyes and the almost guttural tone of his voice that he is moments away from gutting the Don in revenge.revenge for kidnapping him. It's only Donny seeing what he looks like in his naginata's reflective blade that makes him realize what he was about to do.


* The Creep, a [[HillbillyHorrors hillbilly sort of]] [[XMeetsY fusion of ]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhess]] and [[Comicbook/ManThing Man-thing]] made of swamp muck. It never talks, only makes weird animal-like noises. What it does to Raph is also pretty creepy.

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* The Creep, a [[HillbillyHorrors hillbilly sort of]] [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY fusion of ]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhess]] and [[Comicbook/ManThing Man-thing]] made of swamp muck. It never talks, only makes weird animal-like noises. What it does to Raph is also pretty creepy.


* Kavaxas devouring the souls of Tatsu and the Hammer... We're 'treated' both times to the sight of their soulless corpses, their faces frozen in tterror.

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* Kavaxas devouring the souls of Tatsu and the Hammer... We're 'treated' both times to the sight of their soulless corpses, their faces frozen in tterror.terror.




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* Jei from the Miyamoto Usagi arc is a very scary villain. He's a black wolf with a nasty smile, and he's also an EvilSorcerer and KungFuWizard who OWNS the Turtles in a nightmare he sent to them. Said nightmare, much like Splinter's nightmare of Shredder destroying the Turtles at the start of the show, sees Jei curb-stomp and kill all of Leo's brothers, starting with impaling Mikey. Leo and the viewer are then treated to the sight of the Turtles' corpses, before Jei defeats and is about to kill Leo, mocking him as a child.



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* The Newtralizer gets one [[TookALevelInBadass hell of an upgrade]], gaining electrical powers and the ability to teleport. He actually kills Michelangelo in fairly graphic fashion, although Michelangelo is able to pull himself back together Dr. Manhattan-style.
* Lord Dregg returns and invades the Earth. He plans to use everyone as incubators for his spawn.

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* When Donatello confronts Don Vizioso, it's clear from the look in his eyes and the almost guttural that he is moments away from gutting the Don in revenge. It's only Donny seeing what he looks like in his naginata's reflective blade that makes him realize what he was about to do.



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* ZOMBIE SHREDDER.


The imagery in the first episode of a homeless person being dragged off by men in robes...
The robed, implike creatures are themselves quite unnerving, capable of no-selling the turtles attacks.
Kavaxas, dubbed Hothead by Mikey, proves in his debut appearance to be one of the most frightening characters in the franchise. He absolutely DOMINATES every fight he's in, turning battles from martial combat to 'surviving long enough to run away.'
Doubles as an AwesomeMoment, but after Leo disables Tatsu's hearing with a pressure point attack, we're treated to a MookHorrorShow of Karai's snake arms coming out of seemingly nowhere to bite Tatsu over and over. And to finish off the attack, she lunges at him JAWS FIRST, and it looks like she's going to eat him. She backs down, but good lord...
Kavaxas devouring the souls of Tatsu and the Hammer...

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* The imagery in the first episode of a homeless person being dragged off by men in robes...
* The robed, implike creatures are themselves quite unnerving, capable of no-selling the turtles attacks.
* Kavaxas, dubbed Hothead by Mikey, proves in his debut appearance to be one of the most frightening characters in the franchise. He absolutely DOMINATES every fight he's in, turning battles from martial combat to 'surviving long enough to run away.'
' And it's quite clear that without Tiger Claw's seal, Kavaxas would be even scarier an opponent.
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Doubles as an AwesomeMoment, but after Leo disables Tatsu's hearing with a pressure point attack, we're treated to a MookHorrorShow of Karai's snake arms coming out of seemingly nowhere to bite Tatsu over and over. And to finish off the attack, she lunges at him JAWS FIRST, and it looks like she's going to eat him. She backs down, but good lord...
* Kavaxas devouring the souls of Tatsu and the Hammer...
Hammer... We're 'treated' both times to the sight of their soulless corpses, their faces frozen in tterror.

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[[folder: Season 5]]
The imagery in the first episode of a homeless person being dragged off by men in robes...
The robed, implike creatures are themselves quite unnerving, capable of no-selling the turtles attacks.
Kavaxas, dubbed Hothead by Mikey, proves in his debut appearance to be one of the most frightening characters in the franchise. He absolutely DOMINATES every fight he's in, turning battles from martial combat to 'surviving long enough to run away.'
Doubles as an AwesomeMoment, but after Leo disables Tatsu's hearing with a pressure point attack, we're treated to a MookHorrorShow of Karai's snake arms coming out of seemingly nowhere to bite Tatsu over and over. And to finish off the attack, she lunges at him JAWS FIRST, and it looks like she's going to eat him. She backs down, but good lord...
Kavaxas devouring the souls of Tatsu and the Hammer...


** Donatello [[spoiler: hacking the aforementioned security system, causing its laser turrets to open fire on Bebop and Rocksteady - and presumably ''killing'' them off-screen.]]

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** Donatello [[spoiler: hacking the aforementioned security system, causing its laser turrets to open fire on Bebop and Rocksteady - and presumably ''killing'' them off-screen.they can be heard screaming off screen.]]

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