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Characters in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation.

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    Heroes 

Leonardo

The leader of the team. He uses a single katana as his weapon that works like scissors.
Portrayed by: Gabe Khouth and Shishir Inocalla (suit actors), Michael Dobson (voice)

  • The Leader: As always, he's the one who's in charge of the Ninja Turtles.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Some things never change. While the Turtles are not blood related in this continuity, he still gets into squabbles with Raphael from time to time.
  • Weapon of Choice: A single katana sword is his weapon.

Donatello

The Turtles' technological genius. His weapon is still a bo staff, but it appears to be chrome.
Portrayed by: Richard Yee and David Soo (suit actors), Jason Gray-Stanford (voice)

  • Foil: He acts as one to Venus, focusing on solving problems the scientific way while Venus chooses to rely on the mystic arts. It understandably results in them getting into tiffs on occasion.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like most incarnations, he uses his intellect to fashion devices to help him and the other Turtles fight their enemies.
  • The Smart Guy: As always, he's the brainiest of the Ninja Turtles.
  • Weapon of Choice: He fights with a chrome bo staff.

Raphael

The tough guy of the group. He still uses sai as his main weapons.
Portrayed by: Mitchell A. Lee Yuen and Dean Choe (suit actors), Matt Hill (voice)

  • Humans Are Bastards: Of all the Turtles, he's the one most disdainful toward humans.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like most versions of Raph, this version is a complete grouch, but is still on the side of good and willing to help others and stop bad people.
  • Sibling Rivalry: The Turtles may not be actual siblings in this continuity, but he and Leo still butt heads on occasion.
  • Weapon of Choice: He fights with a pair of sai.

Michelangelo

The most immature of the Turtles. Instead of nunchucks, his weapons are a pair of tonfa.
Portrayed by: Jarred Blancard and Larry Lam (suit actors), Kirby Morrow (voice)

  • Adaptational Jerkass: This incarnation of Michelangelo is a bit ruder than he's usually depicted, most notably due to sometimes making lecherous comments toward Venus.
  • Manchild: Like many versions of Michelangelo, he's a bit childish, at one point slacking his duties so he can play a video game.
  • Weapon of Choice: Instead of nunchucks, he fights using tonfa.

Venus de Milo

Check it out, another one found! The female Ninja Turtle, from the Next Mutation series. Wears a light blue mask (with braided tails) and fights with her Shinobi magic and mystical orbs. The toys also gave her battle fans, which were never seen in the show proper.
Portrayed by: Nicole Parker and Leslie Sponberg (suit actors), Lalainia Lindbjerg (voice)

  • Action Girl: Took out the Shredder with her magic and can keep up with the others in terms of fighting.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Well, she is new to American culture, so it's understandable that she constantly gets figures of speech and sayings confused.
  • The Chick: Certainly the most girly and in tune with her feeling of the group.
  • Fifth Turtle/The Smurfette Principle: Introduced as the team's newest turtle who happens to be the team's only female member.
  • Funny Foreigner: She's Chinese and she never did manage to learn that the Turtles lived in the "sewer" and not in the "toilet."
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: She is a shinobi who inherited some mystical 'chi magic' abilities.
  • Lady of War: Venus is a proper lady who kicks all sorts of shell.
  • Literal-Minded: Her usual reaction when it comes to expressions is to assume that the speaker meant their phrase literally.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: In spite of being a mutant reptile, she appears to have breasts underneath her plastron.
  • Odd Name Out: She's the only one to share a name with an artwork. Sort of justified since the closest we would get for a female name is Artemisia Gentileschi.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Mei Pieh Chi.
  • Organic Bra: Her breasts are covered by her plastron.
  • Retcon: During her introduction, Venus was somewhat clumsily inserted into the Turtles' already-established origin by explaining that there was a fifth turtle that Splinter missed when he first found the turtles.
  • Weapon of Choice: Notable for not having one, outside of occasional mystic orbs. The toys gave her Battle Fans, but these were never seen in the show proper.

Master Splinter

The mutant rat who raised Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo after he found them in the sewers and the five of them were exposed to mutagen. He still provides guidance to the Turtles and welcomes Venus with open arms.
Portrayed by: Fiona Scott (suit actor), Stephen Mendel (voice)

  • Black Best Friend: He is friends with a black man named Andre who is blind.
  • Rat Folk: Like many incarnations, he's a rat mutated into humanoid form.

Chung I

Venus' master, who found her and raised her when she was separated from the other four Turtles. He ends up killed by the Dragon Lord, telling his surrogate daughter on his deathbed to go to New York to reunite with the original four.
Portrayed by: Tseng Chung (physical actor), Dale Wilson (voice).

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    Villains 

The Shredder

The Turtles' standard nemesis. In the series premiere, Venus neutralizes him by awakening Oroku Saki's mind to observe the monster he's become. The Foot Clan disbands shortly afterwards, but the Shredder isn't gone for good.
Portrayed by: Patrick Pon (physical actor), Doug Parker (voice)

  • The Farmer and the Viper: In "Enemy of My Enemy", Splinter finds him and takes him in after he discovers he's become a derelict after his defeat in the series premiere. Against the Turtles' wishes, he tries to rehabilitate him. This doesn't change anything about Oroku Saki's hatred of the Turtles and the episode ends with him presumably planning his next attempt at defeating the Turtles.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: As in the 1990 film and its sequel, this incarnation of the Shredder has a scar on his face underneath the helmet he wears.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Venus essentially puts the Shredder out of action by using magic to make him realize the fiend he's become. It doesn't stick.
  • Starter Villain: He is the first antagonist that the original four Turtles and Venus confront in this series.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His first scene has him yell at a pair of Foot Ninjas for losing in battle and express incredulous ire at the excuse they give for their failure.

Dragon Lord

Once the world was ruled by dragons...until they were sealed away in a magic mirror. Now they are free, and the Dragon Lord seeks to reclaim what he once ruled!
Portrayed by: Gerald Wong (suit actor), Christopher Gaze (voice)

  • Big Bad: He's the main villain of this series, anyway, after the Turtles finally defeated the Shredder while also unintentionally releasing the Rank.
  • The Corrupter: He was once the only bad member of the Rank, until he turned the rest of them against mankind.
  • Evil Overlord: The ill-tempered dictator that leads the Rank and wants to reclaim the Earth for the dragons.
  • Power-Up Food: The Dragon Lord wants to eat the turtles, so he can have the "magic" that made them what they are, believing it will make him stronger.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Seen when he's not wearing his helmet.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Easily the most evil reptile in the show.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Rank were imprisoned in an enchanted mirror before breaking free in the Five-Episode Pilot.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He has a lot in common with the Shredder. Even his armor has some similarities.

Wick

The Dragon Lord's sidekick and wizard.
Voiced by: Lee Tockar

  • Co-Dragons: Shared the role with the Rank Lieutenant who leads Dragon Lord's army. Made room for Dr. Quease after he joined the Rank.
  • Dirty Coward/Non-Action Guy: He's a simpering wimp with no fighting abilities whatsoever.
  • Evil Brit: He speaks with a Yorkshire accent when he gains his new powers in "King Wick".
  • Evil Laugh: A wicked cackle done when he's actively doing evil or he thinks he has the upper hand.
  • Smug Snake: He sucks up to the Dragon Lord but would have no problem usurping him if given the chance.
  • Squishy Wizard: The go-to dragon if Dragon Lord needs a potion. He's a low threat when it comes to battle.
  • The Starscream: Wick became this to the Dragonlord in the episode "King Wick" after accidentally drinking a potion that gives him new powers. He uses his new powers to steal Dragonlord's powers and become the new leader of the Rank, but eventually is tricked into losing his powers.

Rank Lieutenant

The field leader of Dragon Lord's army.
Portrayed by: Andrew Kavadas

  • Co-Dragons: Shared the role with Wick and later Dr. Quease after he joined the Rank.
  • Mauve Shirt/Satellite Character: Doesn't have much characterization or backstory in his own right. Aside from his purple veil, his only known for being an underling for the Dragon Lord in the Rank.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He differs from the other dragon soldiers in that he wears a magenta veil over his mouth in contrast to the others' purple veils.

Dr. Cornelius Quease

world renowned scientist and expert on mutation, and other fields. Mocked in the scientific community, he was lured into the Rank's forces in exchange for funding for his science experiments.
Portrayed by: Simon Webb

  • Broken Pedestal: Donatello used to admire him as a genius, but became disillusioned when he realized that Quease had become affiliated with the Rank.
  • Co-Dragons: With Wick and the Rank Lt. once he was brought in by the Dragon Lord.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Dr. Quease tries to invoke this by pointing out his method of destroying his nearly robotic clones of the Turtles is painless. Naturally the Turtles disagree.
  • Eye Scream: Though it's played up. He TORE ONE OF HIS EYES OUT FOR A SCOUTING ROBOT. He later has to destroy it to get Venus' DNA. This just seems to merely annoy him since he just clones a new one.
  • Mad Scientist: This guy had little issue on experimenting on live subjects, finding ways to feed the turtles to the Dragon Lord and ripping out his own eye (see Eye Scream above).
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: An actual doctor, but no less insane.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Dr. Quease is similar to Baxter Stockman, namely in that both are mad scientists.

Simon Bonsteel

A big game hunter who specializes in endangered animals.
Portrayed by: Scott McNeil

  • Bad People Abuse Animals: "Going Ape" has him admit that he enjoys harming baby seals.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite being acknowledged as stupid, he is a very experienced tracker and its mentioned he's really only having trouble with the turtles because they're smart enough to fight back.
  • Butt-Monkey: He doesn't fair much better than Elmer Fudd when hunting the Turtles.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's an unscrupulous hunter who often chews the scenery.
  • Evil Poacher: He hunts and captures endangered animals for profit.
  • I Call It "Vera": Has many weapons with girl's names. The Turtles even lampshade it, with Leonardo asking what kind of weirdo would name his weapons and Donatello deducing that he has an infantile attachment toward inanimate objects.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: His crossbow, Marylou, being his Weapon of Choice.
  • Taxidermy Is Creepy: In a couple episodes, he has a stuffed monkey on a swing. Played for laughs, though.
  • Vampire Hunter: Simon used to do this, it came in handy when he had to deal with Vam-Mi. Could also be a Shout-Out to Castlevania due to him being a Vampire Hunter named Simon.

Silver

A yeti from the Himalayas who became a gangster.
Portrayed by: Gary Chalk

Vam-Mi

A Chinese vampire that was imprisoned by Venus de Milo's master Chung I for 17 years without her heart.
Portrayed by: Kira Clavell (physical actor), Saffron Henderson (voice)

  • Arc Villain: She was the main villain in the multi-part episode "Unchain My Heart".
  • Beat Still, My Heart: She was sealed away for 17 years without her heart and tried to restore it until she crumbled to dust.
  • Co-Dragons: She is assisted by a pair of vampires that look like children, Bing and Chi-Chu. Bing resembles a boy and has a rather deep voice and Chi-Chu resembles a girl.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Apparently, 12 bags of ice cold plasma blood can get her drunk.
  • Killed Off for Real: Notable for being the only antagonist to be permanently defeated, as she turned to dust when the Turtles prevented her from getting her heart back.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She was locked inside her coffin for 17 years without her heart.

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