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This is a character sheet for the original webcomic, Mutant Ninja Turtles Gaiden.

Spoilers below. Don't read if you don't want to find out what happens.

Old Generation

Leonardo Hamato

  • The Atoner: Leaves for Japan so he can make amends for causing the death of Splinter.
  • Enemy Mine: Works with the Foot Clan to eliminate the bloodline linked to the curse.
  • Enemy Within: The dark emotions brought out by the Curse have manifested into a split personality of sorts.
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  • My God, What Have I Done?: Condemning Sayako's father to death hit him hard. Killing a child only made things worse.
  • Promotion to Parent: This would have been the case following Splinter's death if Leo didn't leave immediately afterward.
  • Parental Abandonment: When you consider Leonardo's role after the death of Master Splinter, his self-exile to Japan when his brothers needed him most qualified as this trope.


Donatello Hamato

  • Cheshire Cat Grin: On occasion, but given when tends to make him happy nowadays, it comes off as extra creepy.
  • Hearing Voices: Hears who he thinks is Master Splinter, constantly encouraging his mad work. It's actually the demons of the sword.
  • I Reject Your Reality: Symbolized by his "monocle", which is actually a virtual reality simulator.
  • Mad Scientist:
    • With particularly emphasis on the "mad" part. Donatello is seriously fucked up in the head.
    • The mini comic strips tend play this off more as Rule of Funny.
  • Mind Rape: Even after 17 years, he's still under the curse's control.
  • Necro Mantic: He is convinced he can use his science skills to bring Splinter back to life.
  • Stalker with a Test Tube: A varient. Donatello wants Renoir's DNA. He wants to study it to see if Renior's blood can help him with his main project.
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  • Simple Staff: Kept his bo staff even after resigning to the labs.

Raphael Hamato

Michaelangelo Hamato

  • He’s Back: Beautifully done in chapter fourteen. But specifically on page seventeen:
    Mikey: "Cowabunga, Douchebags. Mikeys back in the house."
  • Muse Abuse: Michaelangelo used the events of the past to drive his novels, but it caused a physical altercation between him and Raphael as well as the kidnapping of Davianna and Shadow by the Foot Clan. The latter consequences were unintentional and he felt guilty afterwards.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Seventeen years after the tragic event.

Master Splinter

  • Fate Worse than Death: Picasso-Splinter in the mini comic. That is all.
  • Killed Off for Real: When trying to protect his sons from the curse, no less.
  • People Jars: This revelation, while not being a total surprise, is really creepy and makes you wonder how obsessed Donatello is with getting what he wants.

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Casey Jones

  • Brooklyn Rage
  • Cool Old Guy: He's in his forties now and still as cool as he was before.
  • Large Ham: Shouts about "Heavenly Justice!" while kicking ass, amongst other terms. Shadow has taken after him in this as well as her vigilantism.

New Generation


  • Ambiguous Situation: Is he Augustus Amhearst or not? Or something in between?
  • Appropriated Appellation: Raphael picked his name out of a newspaper article.
  • Character Development: Starts out as self-centered and in denial of his situation, but is slowly maturing into a better person and fighter.
  • Chivalrous Pervert
  • Dual Tonfas: The weapon he is given by his master, Raphael.
  • The Faceless: 17 chapters, and we never had a shot of Augustus' face. Even in flashbacks, he's never shown.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: If only he realized it himself.
  • Healing Factor: Renoir has healed from all of injuries relatively quickly. He lost an eye after being kicked by a Foot Ninja, but it grew back. No wonder why Donatello is obsessed with him.
  • It's All About Me: Shadow tells him that's his biggest problem. He's learning to grow out of it.
  • Morality Pet: Renior is this to Raphael. He has been slowly, but surely helping Raphael return to a normal mindset.
  • New Meat: Has understandable trouble adjusting to the ninja turtle lifestyle, especially under the tutelage of a broken Raphael. A lot of his story reads like a TMNT Self-Insert fic gone horribly wrong.

Shadow Jones

Davianna Wallace

  • Break the Cutie: Nothing good happens to Davianna
  • The Chick
  • Moe
  • Interspecies Romance: Not yet, but she was betrothed to Augustus, and she didn't break with him after he became Renoir. They have a formal deal of only kissing at age eighteen, though.

Carole Amherst

  • Cheerful Child
  • Ill Girl: Donnie pulling her through toxic gas left her with asthma.
  • Oblivious Younger Sibling: She thinks that her brother's funeral was staged and he's now become an actor who plays the role of a mutant turtle studying with fellow actor Raphael.
  • Please Wake Up: Doesn't understand death at first.

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