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In General

  • Badass Crew: Every member of the group, minus Pete, has a skill that makes them pretty capable in combat situations. Even Pete has its uses.
  • Mutant: They're mostly regular animals who were mutated into humanoid forms by the mutagen agent. Mondo Gecko and Mona Lisa were humans mutated into animals instead.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: They are a very varied bunch, made up of a former alley cat, a snapping turtle, an arctic fox, a manta ray, a lioness, a pigeon, a hermit crab, a salamander and a skateboarding gecko.
  • Secret Project Refugee Family: Most of them have been the subjects of cruel experimentation by the Foot and all of them are outcasts sought after as commodities by shady organizations.

     Old Hob
Old Hob is a mutant alley cat and enemy of Master Splinter. He leads the human street gang the Purple Dragons. Old Hob is also the founder and leader of the Mutanimals gang.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a leather trench-coat and he's the leader of the Mutanimals.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Leonardo just as Shredder was about to kill the turtle.
  • Cats Are Mean: Hob snarks and lashes out at just about anyone he interacts with, especially Splinter and the turtles.
  • Cat Folk: Exposure to the mutagen turned him into a humanoid cat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hob can't help himself which makes him very hard to work with.
  • Enemy Mine: He's willing to help the turtles rescue Splinter from the Foot if it means he can procure more mutagen to create more of his kind.
  • Eye Scream: Got his eye clawed out by Splinter for scratching the baby turtles when he was just a regular cat.
  • Fatal Flaw: Old Hob is distrustful of most (especially humans) and while this lack of trust has helped him survive at times, it can just as easily be exploited.
  • Gun Nut: Hob collects weapons of all shapes and sizes and has at least one on him at all times.
  • The Mole: He reveals to the turtles he already had plans to betray the Foot and the other Mutanimals were in on the plan, he simply wanted to procure more mutagen to create more like himself.
  • Mythical Motifs: Splinter calls Hob "bakeneko" or "nekomata" which are both references to cat-like yokai from Japanese mythology. He tends to use "Bakeneko" when Hob is not around, but uses "Nekomata" when addressing Hob directly.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Known to smoke sometimes, and he's rather cool if you're on his side.
  • Super Strength: Like many mutants, Old Hob's mutagenic body is deceptively powerful. Not only is he able to deliver powerful blows, but he is able to throw people over his head. Old Hob's max lifting capacity is said to be between 400 to 500 lbs (181 to 226 kg).
  • Super Toughness: Old Hob may not have the mythical nine lives of a cat, but he's incredibly resilient and has survived several encounters where he was dismissed as having been killed, only to survive.

  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He's the big guy to Pete's little guy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Slash knows how to throw punches and kicks to minimize the damage to his own body and is accomplished with using the environment to his advantage, often grabbing improvised weapons.
  • Companion Cube: His beloved plastic palm tree Binky.
  • Covered in Scars: His front shell has many scars and also has a scar running along his left eye, which was given to him by Shredder. Despite the scar, his left eye is actually pretty sharp and the dominant one which he uses to focus.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Sure, he's huge, intimidating, wears a black bandanna and has trouble controlling his rage, but he's still a true member of the Mutanimals.
  • Hulk Speak: Slash crush!!
  • Lightning Bruiser: Slash may be a turtle, but he ain't slow. Slash is able to move at great speed, especially in short bursts.
  • Mismatched Eyes: His left eye is red while his right eye is green. The left one is only mis-colored and certainly not impaired.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Not really a villain but, as a side-effect of Slash's regenerative healing, his body is constantly growing thick growths that often become sharp ridges or spikes. These give his skin an extra layer of protection and ensures that if he grapples you, you're going to get torn up.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Sure, he received basic training from the Foot, but had little patience for it, so he now relies on his aggressive instinct and raw strength.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He has a very hard time calming his anger, especially when it comes to his beloved palm tree.
  • Weapon of Choice: The one weapon he's proficient at is the kusarigama.
  • Wolverine Claws: Wears a clawed gauntlet on his left arm.

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Alopex has retractable razor-sharp claws reinforced by her mutation, giving her the ability to cut through stone and metal.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Not that it affects her character, but in the comics she came from Alaska, but here she was born in Siberia.
  • Composite Character: She's combined with Umeko/Ninjara of the Archie comics continuity.
  • Dual Wielding: Fights with dual scythes.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Not really cartoonish, but while Alopex wears bandages, leg guards and a hood, she doesn't wear pants. This contrasts with other mammalian mutants who are fully clothed.
  • Familiar: She used to be Kitsune's familiar, but ever since she mutated and gained sentience, their connection has been severed.
  • Fatal Flaw: Indecisiveness. Alopex is confused and indecisive, not used to having her own free will and often hesitates to act. Sowing doubt can practically paralyze her.
  • In the Hood: Wears one to cover her ears.
  • I Have Many Names: A quick note on her aliases. "Umeko" is the name Alopex chose for herself when she was with the Mutanimals. Mikey also gave her the superhero name of "Ninjara". Obviously, "Specimen 13" is what Baxter calls her in his research log. "Foxy Fox" and "Mongrel" are from Raph, and perfectly encapsulates his love/hate relationship with Alopex.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has white fur and has knowledge of the mystical arts.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Despite being transferred to Karai's entourage at Hob's request, when the Mutanimals turned against the Foot, she just left to be on her own.
  • Super Senses: Alopex has remarkable senses, allowing her to see things that happen faster than the human eye to perceive, distinguish multiple different sensory inputs simultaneously, distinguish illusions from reality, listen to a conversation from a mile away in a busy city, navigate unfamiliar terrain in complete darkness, track someone by their unique smell, tell if someone is high or lying by the hormones excreted in their sweat, or smell poison in someone else's food from across the room. She also has perfect night vision, can see ghosts and other supernatural phenomena, and can feel powerful psychic pulses.
  • Super Speed: Alopex is able to move at great speed and has reactions that allow her to dodge projectiles such as alien blasts and bullets. Alopex's running speed can top out around 50 MPH (81 km/h) in short bursts. Her reflexes are worthy of a mild speedster.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Like many mutants, Alopex is deceptively powerful. Not only she is able to deliver powerful blows, particularly from her legs. Alopex's max lifting capacity (lifting with her legs) is said to be between 400 to 500 lbs (181 to 226 kg).

     Bebop and Rocksteady
See The Foot Clan

     Ray Fillet
A mutated Themysciran manta ray who serves as strategist and second in-command of the Mighty Mutanimals.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics Ray was a regular manta, but here he's a Themysciran Manta (also known as a Purple Healing Ray), a rare breed of fish found in the shallows of the Paradise Islands. These fish are known for their healing powers and alchemical uses and were thought to be extinct or legendary creatures until the turn of the last century when Themysciran delegates gifted some to outsiders for study.
  • Combat Medic: He's a world-class soldier, but he can also release a small electrical discharge, as well as determine the condition of a body thanks to its impulses.
  • Composite Character: He's a combination of Man-Ray of the IDW comics and Ray Fillet, a human who turned into a Manta Ray.
  • Emotional Bruiser: He has trouble hiding his emotions.
  • Logical Weakness: Being a bipedal fish he also requires lots of moisture.
  • Number Two: Serves as this for Hob, being skilled on military operations thanks to his special mutation.
  • Poisonous Person: Ray's skin secretes a number of chemicals which are contained by an outer membrane. When pressure is applied to his membrane, these chemicals are released. The chemicals' effects change according to his mood and color. Notably, the toxin of his red coloration causes painful rashes. Overall, Ray claims to be able to produce eight different unique enzymes that have some effects on humans and/or most humanoids.
  • Prehensile Tail: He has a long tail that he can use to grab objects or persons.
  • The Strategist: Ray is a master planner and tactician. While he might not be as much of a big picture sort as Hob, he's better at field tactics and split-second command decisions.
  • Vague Age: Ray has no idea how long ago he was born. The temporal magic of his birthplace make knowing that almost impossible. He's fairly certain he's been alive for centuries but he also says that his perception of time has changed since leaving the coastal waters of the Paradise Islands and has been even more altered by his mutation so he is as clueless as we are.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't wear a shirt.

     Mondo Gecko (Jason Schlegel)
Once a Foot recruit looking to help his sister get to college, when he tried to quit he was forcefully turned into a test subject of the mutagen agent, transforming into a humanoid gecko. He is an ally of the Ninja Turtles and a member of Mutanimals.
  • Defector from Decadence: Tried to quit the Foot when Jenny made him realize he had no aptitude for it. Unfortunately Karai and Shredder had other plans.
  • Delinquent Hair: Not really hair, but he has a crest that resembles a mohawk.
  • Hidden Depths: Not a skill, per se, but Mondo has an encyclopedic knowledge about the bands and songs he is interested in. He can recite more than just lyrics, as he can also tell you the track list of an album, full names of all members of the band, which albums were released which year, and so on. What he can't do is play any musical instrument or carry any sort of tune.
  • Little Big Brother: The mutagen shrank him to barely 3'9"/1.14m in height, making him much shorter than his younger sister Lisa.
  • Lovable Lizard: He's a heroic humanoid gecko who's friends with the TMNT.
  • Mook–Face Turn: From a rather incompetent Foot soldier, to a member of the Mutanimals, surviving a process that killed nearly all other test subjects.
  • Named by the Adaptation: His surname was unknown in the comics and the 2012 series, but here it's Schlegel.
  • Nominal Importance: He was just a recruit who happened to give his name to Jennika, and he would be mutated and become a member of the Mutanimals.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Despite not being a chameleon, he has a long, prehensile tongue.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He and his sister were taken care of by the maternal grandparents after they lost their parents during the Cataclysm of the Glades.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's the older brother of Mona Lisa.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: While Jason was a goof-off and punk, Lisa was always a bright and well-behaved child.
  • Wall Crawling: Using adhesive pads on his hands and feet, and the porous nature of his skin, Mondo is able to cling to surfaces with no effort. His grip is actually improved in moist and humid environments. The only surface he cannot perfectly cling to is Teflon.
  • Was Once a Man: Once a recruit of the Foot named Jason, he and his sister Lisa were mutated into a gecko and a salamander by Baxter Stockman under the Shredder's orders.

     Mona Lisa (Lisa Schlegel)
The younger sister of Jason Schlegel, who was kidnapped by the Foot and forcefully mutated into a humanoid salamander. Now she's a member of the Mutanimals alongside her brother.
  • The Archer: Mona Lisa, even before her mutation, was a big-time fangirl of Star City's archery-themed vigilantes and, like many students, trained in archery in school. With her mutant abilities, Mona Lisa's bow skills have been greatly improved. Mona Lisa uses special water-proof arrows designed for bow hunters in humid environments.
  • Big Little Sister: She's 5'6"/1.68m tall, making her over a foot taller than her older brother Mondo.
  • Composite Character: She's a humanoid salamander like in the 1987 cartoon, but her color, and "hair-style" bring to mind her IDW incarnation.
  • Healing Factor: Mona Lisa's rate of healing exceeds humans and is likely even capable of regrowing damaged portions of major organs and whole limbs - however Mona Lisa is hesitant about testing this.
  • Logical Weakness: Mona Lisa's amphibious body requires moisture. Luckily Star City's humidity is sufficient.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Though neotonic axolotls do not possess such a tongue, Mona Lisa does have a long, prehensile tongue.
  • Prehensile Tail: Mona Lisa has a powerful finned tail which she can use to help support her weight and maintain balance, in addition to propelling herself underwater. Though clumsy, the tail can also be used to perform crude grasping attacks, ensnaring persons or large objects; or used to allow her to hang upside down from rafters and girders.
  • Raised by Grandparents: She and her brother were taken care of by the maternal grandparents after they lost their parents during the Cataclysm of the Glades.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the younger sister of Jason/Mondo Gecko of the Mutanimals.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: While Jason was a goof-off and punk, Lisa was always a bright and well-behaved child.
  • Wall Crawling: Using large suction cups on her toes, as well as smaller pores that perform a similar function on her palms, feet, and length of her tail, Mona Lisa is able to scale vertical surfaces with little effort. The smoother the surface, the easier it is for her to climb, which gives her an advantage in moving around a cityscape such as Star City.
  • Was Once a Man: She and her brother Jason were forcibly mutated by the Foot into a lizard and an amphibian by Baxter Stockman.

     Sally Pride
A mutated lioness who serves as the driver of the Mutanimals.
  • Ace Pilot: Sally knows how to operate many different aircraft. She doesn't really know if she knows how to pilot any particular model until she's behind the controls, but so far she knows she can fly single engine airplanes and helicopters. She's dying to try flying a Javelin.
  • Anything That Moves: She's pansexual.
  • Badass Driver: She can do just about anything with a vehicle. A favorite move is fishtailing into enemies.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a tank-top that exposes her navel.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She is incredibly social, and while her strong personality can annoy her friends, she's protective of her 'pride' and will never abandon them.
  • Cats Hate Water: While she does enjoy the thrill of driving a speedboat, she needs coercion to get into a boat, and if she can avoid the water, she will take it. Getting her on larger craft is easier than getting her aboard a jet ski.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears them to expose her claws.
  • Logical Weakness: Like a normal lion, she needs to eat and sleep a lot.
  • Panthera Awesome: She's a humanoid lioness, so she fits the criteria.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her blonde hair covers her left eye.
  • The Strategist: Among the Mutanimals, she is usually looked to for strategic decisions when Hob or Ray are not around. She's also not afraid to voice her opposition to Hob and Ray if their plans aren't up to her expectations.
  • Super Drowning Skills: She can't swim and she needs some coercion to drive an aquatic vehicle.
  • Super Senses: Sally's eyes are incredibly sharp and posses remarkable night vision. Her ears have an impressive range of hearing and can shift positions to better focus on sounds at great range. Sally's sense of smell is approximately ten times sharper than humans.
  • Super Strength: Like many mutants, Sally is deceptively powerful. Not only is she able to deliver powerful blows, but she is able to throw people over her head. Sally's max lifting capacity is said to be between 400 to 500 lbs (181 to 226 kg).
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sally doesn't really like to admit but she's afraid of the ocean and large bodies of water.

     Pigeon Pete
Once a regular pigeon, Pete was created by Old Hob using some of the mutagen that created him in order to begin building his mutant army. Unfortunately, the mutagen lacked the brain-enhancing additive, leaving Pete with... let's say a few cards short of a full deck.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He's the shortest Mutanimal, and he gets along with Slash, who's the biggest Mutanimal.
  • Catchphrase: "Hi! I'm Pete!" Just in case you forgot the last twenty times he told you.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's constantly at his own little world.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: While he has the potential to become a gourmet chef, he needs to resist the urge of adding worms to his friends' meals.
  • The Ditz: He can also be clumsy, especially when he is overthinking things (which is surprisingly often).
  • Handy Feet: Pigeon Pete's feet are able to pick up and manipulate objects much the same as his hands. In fact, Pigeon Pete has better muscle memory using his feet for this purpose and finds it easier to do sensitive or delicate tasks with his feet.
  • The Mole: While ditzy, Hob realized Pete was very useful in convincing the other Mutanimals to defect from the Foot Clan.
  • Nice Guy: Sure, he is quite weird but Pete is very nice in his own way.
  • Non-Action Guy: His skill with weapons is non-existent.
  • Odd Friendship: With Slash. Only Slash will continue to eat the food that Pete makes when he learns of its ingredients and when Pete starts to sing, Slash is the only one who sticks around to hear how the song ends. The two have a surprisingly effective friendship as the two can compliment each's strengths and shortcomings rather nicely.
  • Toothy Bird: He's a bird with teeth.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He's able to communicate with regular pigeons, which is useful to get information in a city.

     Herman Crab 
A mutant hermit crab who serves as the Mutanimals mechanic.

     Irma Laginstein
See the TMNT


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