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  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Less serious than most of their modern versions of the characters.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Downplayed. The protagonists are still mutated turtles, but they're all different types of turtles in this continuity; Leonardo is a red-eared slider, Donatello is a soft-shelled turtle, Michelangelo is a box turtle, and Raphael, a snapping turtle.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In this version the turtles don't have years of ninjitsu training under their belts, as Splinter was less willing to train them, so they are less skilled in certain areas.
  • Badass Family: While they aren't as well-trained as in previous versions. They can still hold their own in battle.
  • Bash Brothers: Implied to be adoptive, rather than the Sibling Team's standard definition.
  • Color-Coded Characters: As with every version, the turtles wear specifically-colored bandana masks allowing the audience to tell them apart.:
    • Leo: Blue Bandana
    • Raph: Red Bandana
    • Donnie: Purple Bandana
    • Mikey: Orange Bandana
  • Create Your Own Villain: Due to the Turtles accidentally releasing mutant mosquitoes from Baron Draxum's lair into the city, most if not all of the villains they face are technically their fault. To be fair, they probably would have been unleashed sooner or later.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Aside from being different species of Turtles each and carrying over the body types from the 2012 cartoon, the Turtles' outfits are more distinct; Leonardo wears matching fingerless gloves and spatting, Raphael also wears spatting in the form of bandages as well as a belt, and his bandanna covers his head in full, Michelangelo has marked several areas of his body to emphasize his role as an artist, and Donatello wears a full bandanna with goggles over it, and a variety of technological gear, with his shell being covered by a complex, multi-use backpack.
  • Fanboy: All of them are huge fans of Sydney Allen, "Jupiter Jim" movies and action star Lou Jitsu.
  • Happily Adopted: People had their doubts in the first impressions in regards to Splinter, but with additional screentime it's clear they love him and he loves them in return. Additionally, while other turtle brothers were never necessarily confirmed to be by blood, since they're different species here it's clearer they are a family by choice.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: As usual, they're all named after iconic Renaissance artists.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": "The Evil League of Mutants" has them giddy as hell when they realize that their father is Lou Jitsu, whom they are big fans of.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: As per the norm, the turtles love pizza and stacks of empty boxes can be seen around the lair if they aren't shown eating it.
  • Wrecked Weapon: In the pilot, they all had their signature weapons from previous series. But, save for Donatello, they end up being destroyed during the battle against the Baron Draxim's minions. They gain their current ones after raiding the Baron's weapon storage. Though still need a handle on how to use them properly.
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    Leonardo 
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Voiced by: Ben Schwartz (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American Spanish)


  • The Ace: Downplayed. He is a natural strategist and leader, especially when contrasted with Raphael.
  • Adaptational Comic Relief: Rise makes Leo the second-youngest, changing his dynamic with his brothers. He's thus much less serious and more rebellious compared to previous incarnations, with no interest in being the leader despite having the talent for it. He's gotten a brand of humor able to exasperate Mikey.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Subverted; the original Mirage version of the turtles are red-eared sliders, leaving Leo the only one to retain his original species.
  • Age Lift: He's usually the eldest of the four brothers; here, he's the second youngest.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Protective of Mikey in his shell in The Gumbus, even when he's equally terrified.
  • Blue Is Heroic: As is standard for the character.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Could be the leader like most of his incarnations if he wanted, and shows some skill there on the occasion that he steps up, but isn't interested in putting in the effort.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Leo is prone to making jokes and puns during a battle. According to him, this is how he copes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Perhaps the snarkiest incarnation of Leonardo to date. He is always ready with a quip or remark about their current situation.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He's still baring his dual katanas, at least until he trades them in for an Ōdachi.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Due to how he Can't Catch Up with Raphael and Michelangelo, Leonardo went to the extent of seeing himself as The Load in Minotaur Maze. It puts his joking to cope in a new light.
    • He reveals in Portal Jacked in that he feels like he is nothing without his brothers.
  • The Klutz: Downplayed and justified, a Furry Reminder of his being a slider; he's not the most graceful on his feet.
  • Pretty Boy: Self-described for "putting the prettiest face first", then the trope name is echoed mockingly by Raph when it doesn't work. (He is of course, a mutant turtle, but he is the most conventionally pretty of the brothers by human standards.)
  • The Southpaw: Because he formerly used two swords he sometimes switches, but is often shown wielding with his left, including the opening.
  • Weapon of Choice: Unlike the previous incarnations, he wields an Ōdachi instead of his usual twin katanas.

    Raphael 
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Voiced by: Omar Benson Miller (English), Alan Prieto (Latin American Spanish)


  • Adaptation Species Change: In this version, he's a snapping turtle who has spikes on his shell and he is much bigger than his brothers.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In comparison with Raph's Jerk with a Heart of Gold incarnations, this one is considerably more "Heart of Gold" and has yet to display "Jerk". During the first episode, he's the one who spots Mayhem while he and the others are goofing off and his immediate response to seeing an animal looking lost and scared is to go help it.
  • Battlecry: HOT SOUP! It also serve as nice foreshadowing as seen in 'The League Of Evil Mutants' since this is the Catchphrase of Lou Jitsu aka Master Splinter.
  • The Beastmaster : Raphael himself states that animals love him, a Mythology Gag to former adaptations, unfortunately Mayhem doesn't count.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Raphael is a very protective big brother in this series, and his large size allows him to carry them with ease. He gets bullied by his brothers sometimes, but it's all lighthearted.
  • The Big Guy: Literally and figuratively, he's the tallest and bulkiest of the turtles and the main muscle of the group.
    • Big Fun: He's friendlier than most incarnations of the character, so far not displaying the traditional Big Brother Bully.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's pretty proud of how tough he is.
  • Broken Pedestal: Was a huge fan of the wrestler Ghostbear, who outright admitted he cheated his way to fame.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: His profile states "his muscles are bigger than this brain, but his heart is bigger than his muscles".
  • Cute Little Fangs: Well, to a degree. One of this teeth is a snaggletooth.
  • Dual Wielding: As per usual, but with Tonfa instead of Sai.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not very bright, and prefers to move into situations fists first without any consideration for strategy.
  • Large and in Charge: Raphael is much larger and muscular than the other turtles and the leader of the team.
  • Leader Wannabe: In this series, Raphael is actually the self-appointed leader. It's shown he's not very good at making decisions or strategizing, relying more on brute force.
    • In one episode, he's reduced to reading inspiring quotes he wrote on his hand in order to keep the team motivated.
  • The Lancer: Played with. He still views himself as the leader, but Leo is mostly the one who organizes things during battles without usurping his position. Though obviously from the outset, Raph is not THE leader he thinks he is. Putting him in this position.
  • Running Gag: His "fear stink", which also had variants in "amazing stink" and "victory stink". Another Furry Reminder, here being that snapping turtles release odors when stressed.
  • The Southpaw: Yet to be seen if consistent, but he writes with his left in the first episode.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He clearly lacks proper leadership or basic strategic capabilities, but makes up for being the strongest Turtle.
  • Weapon of Choice: Unlike the previous incarnations, he wields Tonfa instead of Sai.

    Donatello 
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Voiced by: Josh Brener (English), Pascual Meza (Latin American Spanish)


  • Adaptational Badass: His bo staff is much more highly mechanized than in other incarnations, giving him versatile ways of attacking. He's also the only Turtle to land a hit on Baron Draxum in the pilot, while the others were struggling with their new weapons. He's also got a highly mechanized backpack, with various different versions depending on the situation, making him easily the most prepared.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's generally the nicest of the Turtles in previous incarnations. In this series, he's much more easily irritated toward his brothers' silly behavior. Overall he's Jerk with a Heart of Gold, as he still gets along with them and April just fine.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In this version, Donatello is a soft-shelled turtle.
  • Awesome Backpack: To compensate for his soft shell, Donnie's equipped himself with a mechanical cover for it that can unfold into a VTOL-styled Jet Pack. It also has many retractable waldo arms tipped with various tools for quick building.
  • Companion Cube: He's very fond of his bo staff due to all the modifications he's made to it, even turning down a mystical Kusari-Gama-esque weapon while remarking "I'll never let you go" and caressing it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: This incarnation of Donnie has to deal with two goofball brothers and one knucklehead this time around, and snarks considerably more as a result.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of his bo staff's new features turns it into a rocket hammer.
  • Hidden Depths: "Bug Busters" implies that he wants some form of approval and validation for his tech, and is the most vocal about feeling betrayed by Big Mama.
  • Hypocrite: In Smart Lair, Donatello tries to guilt his brothers for having reprogrammed S.H.E.L.L.D.O.N. to be biased toward them (to the point S.H.E.L.L.D.O.N. tries to kill Donnie). Donatello himself had blatantly programmed S.H.E.L.L.D.O.N. to be loyal to him, which even S.H.E.L.L.D.O.N. calls Donatello out on.
  • Infinite Supplies: Donnie in particular has such futuristic gear, one wonders if he makes income.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's got a huge ego, and tends to disparage everyone around him, but it doesn't stop him from usually doing the right thing, and he does sincerely love his family.
  • Logical Weakness: His hi tech bo staff is chock full of useful tools and is as effective as his brothers' mystic weapons, but it still requires a physical power source to actually work.
  • Mad Scientist: The guy really wants uranium, and not to mention some of his more questionable inventions.
  • Morph Weapon: His Bo Staff can transform into a variety of different tools to fit the situation.
  • Never My Fault: He doesn't like to admit he's wrong.
    • He blames April for his tech getting stolen by the Purple Dragons in The Purple Jacket, even though he showed them his tech in the first place, and was the only one with any maintained interest in the club.
    • In Al Be Back, he pretends he didn't rebuild Albearto due to the murderous rampage he went on.
  • Not So Above It All: Generally, Donnie will be the one looking exasperated at his brothers' antics. But he has his moments where he seems... unhinged.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: On rare occasion, Leo is usually the one to hurry him to get to the point.
  • Weapon of Choice: Unlike the others, he keeps his trademark Bō Staff, but he's upgraded it into a more high-tech transforming weapon.

    Michelangelo 
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Voiced by: Brandon Mychal Smith (English), Carlos Siller (Latin American Spanish)


  • Adaptation Species Change: Mikey is a box turtle, already showing full retraction into his shell from the first episode with the "Brother Ball" technique.
  • Adorkable: He's the artistic type with a love of sci-fi movies and puppies.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Mikey is often youngest, but being 13 is the smallest the franchise has done yet.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't get between him and pizza. He will find you and he will fight you.
    • Also using cute phrases like pinching cheeks as a threat or destroying cute objects upsets him greatly.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Downplayed example, he has his Skewed Priorities in Donnie's Gifts, as well as his train of thought during The Fast and the Furriest.
    Mikey: Are we gonna need a protractor?
    Donnie: No.
    Mikey: An abacus?
    Donnie: Literally never.
    Mikey: (excited) A bag full of sausages?
    Donnie: Man, I don't understand how your brain works.
  • Fun Personified: Mikey's artistic endeavors make him always down to have a good time, seeing beauty in most things.
  • The Heart: Different from most examples in that he's still willing to jump into a fight and show off his moves, but he is also the brother to have a non-combative nature and the least pride at stake in conflicts.
  • In-Series Nickname: In addition to the usual "Mikey", Donnie in particular seems fond of calling him "Michael", especially while in a coordinated attack.
  • Kill It with Fire: His weapon's magic ability engulfs it in flame, allowing it to be propelled forward with great force but making it difficult to control.
  • Nice Guy: Mikey is very sweet all around, as the series plays up his earnest nature.
  • Only Sane Man: Downplayed due to his own eccentricities, but he serves as a bit of a mediator between his brothers when they're arguing.
  • Team Chef: A big fan of Kondescending Kitchen (which stars Meat Sweats), and on Splinter's sick day he wanted a brick oven for making pizza.

    April O'Neil 
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Voiced by: Kat Graham (English), Azul Valadez (Latin American Spanish)


  • Action Girl: She tries to be at least. She's not a major powerhouse or has any training but is very proactive and will charge into battle with her bat.
  • Badass Normal: She's a normal human but is more than willing to jump into the fray alongside the turtles.
  • Batter Up!: As shown in the image there, she uses a bat. If she doesn't have it with her, she'll mostly use whatever blunt weapon is on hand.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Practically rushes headlong into danger in the pilot to rescue Mayhem with no plan whatsoever other then just flail wildly. Her battlecry is even similar to Leeroy's.
    • Her Fearless Fool trend extends to her appearance in The Gumbus, where she's laughing her head off while Leo and Mikey screech in fear.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Her absolute glee about ghosts during The Gumbus shows that she has some interesting tastes.
  • Only Friend: She doesn't appear to have any friends outside of the turtles and she can be self-conscious about it.
  • Race Lift: This incarnation is not a Caucasian redhead, but an African-American.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: She never has the same job twice. Became a rather critical plot point in 'Shadow of Evil' where she accidentally finds herself working at an evil shoestore.
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    Mayhem 
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    Master Splinter 
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Voiced by: Eric Bauza (English), Jorge Roig (Latin American Spanish)


  • Acrofatic: Despite his stature, he can still fight pretty swiftly. Best exemplified when he contracted Rat Flu.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Unlike every other incarnation where he is wise and active, Splinter in this one is much goofier and lazier.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In all incarnations, Splinter was probably strict and sometimes stubborn at worst. Here, he is more of a rude jerk than he has ever been. That said, he also has the least portrayed Parental Favoritism, and is regarded as a father first and a teacher second.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The original Splinter is a pure mutant rat. This is another version where Splinter is a human turned rat hybrid.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: This Splinter is shorter and chubbier and has a more wrinkled face compared to past incarnations.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's most comfortable in front of the TV, but when pushed he reveals himself to be a fierce combatant.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Not too "hidden" if you are familiar with earlier incarnations of Splinter, but since this version of him spends the majority of Season 1 as a lazy, goofy couch potato, watching him absolutely wreck all four Turtles and be a fairly proactive ninja in "Shadows of Evil" has this effect. Even with a bad back he manages to school his sons in battle, and despite the occasional slip-up due to being out of shape, he still performs some rather amazing feats throughout the episode.
  • Grumpy Old Man: This incarnation spends most of his time watching old movies, becoming annoyed when he's interrupted.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • The fact that he knows of the Mutant Underworld. In the first episode, he has a marker with a similar emblem Baron Draxum used to enter it.
    • "Al Be Back" reveals that he has an amazing operatic voice.
    • "The Evil League of Mutants" reveals that he was once the human Lou Jitsu, an action star and Battle Nexus Champion.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He was absolutely handsome as Lou Jitsu.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Contrary to initial knee-jerk doubts, Splinter's added screentime has shown he does love his sons.
    • He's got a lovely framed family picture with them in Down with the Sickness.
    • In The Fast and the Furriest, he seems genuinely sad that his boys don't like his T.G.I. Parmesan idea, showing he does care what they think.
    • In Mascot Melee, he adores their gift so much that he will only use it on "the most special occasions", unfortunately, in the process ruining their hopes that he'd replace his worn-out robe.
    • He outright helps Raphael defeat the titular antagonist of Mrs. Cuddles after initially making fun of him, and claims nobody messes with his family (or his TV time).
    • The Evil League of Mutants realizes that he has been quite a jerk to the turtles and apologizes for it, to which the turtles forgive him and give him a hug at the end.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: While the turtles love him as their adoptive father, they're starstruck when they learn that the Battle Nexus champion Lou Jitsu provided them with their human DNA.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In "Shadow of Evil", the normally proudly lazy Splinter becomes very proactive when he finds out that the Foot Clan are still around because they're planning on resurrecting The Shredder and the end of the episode has him decide to finally take training seriously.
  • Reality Ensues: Splinter is unmatched in combat, but due to his advanced age and being out of practice, his back can easily throw out if he gets too intensive.
    • Because he's always on his ass watching television, he doesn't find out until Season 1 is halfway over about his sons fighting Baron Draxum and the Foot Clan.
  • Secret Keeper: In "The Evil League of Mutants" he knows of how Baron Draxum used the DNA of Lou Jitsu to make the turtles.
  • Was Once a Man: He was once known as the famous action star Lou Jitsu.

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    Baron Draxum 
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Voiced by: John Cena (English), Raúl Anaya (Latin American Spanish)
Huginn and Muninn Voiced by: Tim Simons (Huginn), Sam Richardson (Muninn)

An unspecified mutant warrior and alchemist from the "Hidden City." He is also known as the "Maker of Mutants." As the self-proclaimed protector of all mutantkind, Baron Draxum seeks to mutate humans into mutants.


  • Affably Evil: Muninn is rather mild mannered and even tries to strike a conversation with a captive.
  • Animated Armor: Well, his pauldrons, Huginn and Muninn, are at least. They speak to him, referring to him as "boss".
  • Anti-Villain: He's not really antagonistic towards the Turtles, and his goals seem to have the aim of the protection and betterment of Mutantkind. However, he lacks empathy for humans and seems to be plotting genocide by conversion.
  • Badass Baritone: Has a deep, booming voice provided by John Cena.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: He's one of the major antagonists of the series, the other being Big Mama. Draxum is responsible for creating the Oozesquitoes and the Turtles, which will go on to create several villains of the Turtles' Rogues Gallery, while Big Mama wishes to use said mutants as contestants for the Battle Nexus.
  • Brutal Honesty: When asked if mutation would hurt by a pizza delivery boy who'd stumbled into his hidden city, he responded by telling him that if was doing it right, Yes.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He calls his Villain Team-Up the "Evil League of Mutants".
  • Casting Gag: John Cena voices a villain who has the ability to turn invisible in reference to Cena's "You can't see me" catchphrase and the memes surrounding it.
    • Him being a villain could be seen as one. Online WWE fans have been very vocal in their desire for John Cena to undergo a Face–Heel Turn, but for more than a decade, he's been the same uncomplicated good guy.
  • The Comically Serious: He's got a fairly serious personality, but has his fair share of comedic moments, often from when his stoicism is broken. Case in point:
    Big Mama: Scrambulent to see you again, Baron Draxum, but you really must learn to use the dimbly door.
    Baron Draxum: You must learn to use real words!
  • Darth Vader Clone: He has a deep voice, is an overall imposing figure, and created the Turtles.
  • Decomposite Character: His personal enmity with Splinter is similar to previous incarnations of Shredder and Splinter, both of whom had never met in this continuity due to the Shredder being a centuries-old demon.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Downplayed. He's set up to be the primary antagonist of Season 1, but after "The Evil League of Mutants", ends up working with the Foot Clan to resurrect The Shredder, which keeps him in an important position in the season, but he's clearly no longer the most dangerous enemy the heroes have to fight anymore.
  • Emperor Scientist: The head of an underground mutant city and an alchemist to boot.
  • Evil Counterpart: He seems to be a bit of one to Donatello, having a fixation on his scientific pursuits that borders on unhealthy. He even gets a Crush Filter when seeing the Turtles for the first time, apparently brought to tears by the perfection of their mutations.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Baron Draxum and Big Mama don't get along with Big Mama wanting to use Draxum's Oozesquitoes to make more warriors for her Battle Nexus. Draxum on the other hand wants to use them to get rid of the "human problem" and is not pleased that Big Mama is using his Oozesquitoes.
  • Evil Is Hammy: It's John Cena playing a bad guy; of course this will come up.
    • Not to mention his part for the song "Warring Warrior Scientist".
  • Evilutionary Biologist: His plans for mankind involve transforming them into mutants with his Oozesquitoes.
  • Genius Bruiser: An intelligent alchemist responsible for creating the Ooze, and is no slouch in combat, easily beating the less experienced turtles. Huginn and Muninn call him a "Warring Warrior Scientist" in their song.
  • Jerkass: Huginn seems to delight in tormenting and frightening others, as shown by his only vocalizations during his first appearance being malicious laughter.
  • Mook Maker: He apparently created the Ooze, and the Oozesquitoes as a means of distribution. He's also capable of summoning a large mutant to battle the turtles for him in the pilot.
  • Mythical Motifs: His minions, Huginn and Muninn were named after the ravens perched on Odin's shoulders who flew around the world and whispered knowledge into Odin's ear.
  • Not So Above It All: Barring his stoic reaction to most things that annoy him, he decides, after Huginn and Muninn flatter him enough, to join in on the Villain Song in "The Evil League of Mutants".
  • Obviously Evil: He looks borderline demonic, has a deep voice, and outright tells a teenager he's going to mutate that it will hurt. If he's doing it right.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The fact that he casually swats away an Oozesquito and mostly ignores fighting the Turtles in "Shadow of Evil" tips the Turtles off that Draxum might be planning something big.
  • Third-Person Person: Occasionally refers to himself in the third person, usually when making a Badass Boast.
    Baron Draxum: Baron Draxum does not surrender!
  • Those Two Bad Guys: His gargoyle like minions, Huginn and Muninn are always together, acting as Draxum's spies when not hanging out on his shoulders.
  • We Can Rule Together: He wants the Turtles on his side, and offers to train them in the pilot. This is of course rejected.

    Big Mama 
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Voiced by: Lena Headey (English), Rocío Garcel (Latin American Spanish)


  • Affably Evil: She seems to have some real fondness for the mutants working under her, but she runs the Battle Nexus, which is essentially blood sport. Her compliments toward Donatello's technology also seem to be, to some extent, genuine, even if it's obviously playing to his ego.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: She's capable of shape-shifting from her spider form into a more human-looking form albeit a purple human.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her human disguise has purple skin and white hair.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: By the end of "Bug Busters", she's become another major antagonist on equal footing with Baron Draxum due to using his Oozesquitoes to create more mutants to participate in the Battle Nexus.
  • Bright Is Not Good: The true appearance of her hotel is full of bright implements with a fairly comfortable atmosphere, and Big Mama herself has a human disguise with an emphasis on very light colors. The hotel is also home to a blood sport, and Big Mama herself is one of the series' main antagonists.
  • Evil vs. Evil: She's opposed to Baron Draxum, but only because she wants to mutate people to drum up more contestants for the Battle Nexus.
  • Obviously Evil: She's a Jorōgumo, and runs a hotel which freely streams the Battle Nexus, which she casually describes in a manner that indicates that its contestants don't generally survive. Leonardo was the only one who was rightly suspicious of her.
  • Perfectly Cromulent Word: She's fond of using grandmother-like designations or descriptions which often aren't real words. Baron Draxum is apparently familiar enough with this trait that it annoys him enough to tell her to knock it off when they first meet again.
  • Spider People: Her true form, a Jorōgumo, resembles a Giant Spider.
  • Villainous Crush: Shown to have some fealings towards Bullhop after her dance with the latter.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She has a sort of mystical device her and her workers wear, which allow her to look human.
  • Youkai: She calls herself and the mutants who work under her as such, and is modeled off (if not outright) a Jorōgumo.

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    The Shredder 
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The true leader of the Foot Clan.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Inverted compared to most other Turtles adaptations. The Shredder here isn't related to Splinter at all nor did he claim the life of anyone he loved. It's not a complete inversion because Splinter is descended from a long line of warriors tasked with keeping Shredder from being resurrected, but Splinter believed The Shredder to just be a myth and slacked off in his duties.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The Shredder is generally human, but this incarnation is a demonic set of armor who killed its wearer.
  • Ancient Evil: He's been dormant for hundreds of years due to his armor being broken apart.
  • Animated Armor: Is a demonic set of armor that gained life after consuming his wearer.
  • Composite Character: The Shredder has The Foot Clan under his employ, which is in line with traditional takes on the character, but is a demon, similar to the 2003 Demon Shredder (who didn't have a Foot Clan sect that served under him).
  • The Dreaded: Just seeing the Foot Clan's sigil makes Splinter get off of his butt to try to stop Shredder's armor from being completed.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The very first episode he's directly mentioned in is noticeably more serious, and rife with frightening, almost Jump Scare level imagery showing the level of Shredder's atrocities, with even the villains being much more direct than usual (barring a brief relapse from the Foot Lieutenant and Foot Brute).
  • Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time Shredder's been portrayed as a demonic entity, with the original in the 2003 incarnation being as such, and the armor in this incarnation looks very similar to that of the Tengu Shredder's original form.
  • Real After All: Splinter thought that the Shredder's legend was just a story.

    The Foot Clan 
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Foot Brute Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (English), David Allende (Latin American Spanish)
Foot Lieutenant Voiced by: Rob Paulsen (English), Daniel Lacy (Latin American Spanish)
Foot Recruit Voiced by: Zelda Williams (English), Pamela Cruz (Latin American Spanish)

The Foot Clan are a group of evil ninjas bent on taking over New York City! They have the power of teleportation through hidden gateways and the ability to create and control Origami Ninjas.

The known members include a short man credited as "Lieutenant", a large man credited as "Brute", and (later on) a female recruit.


  • Ancient Artifact: They're currently scouring New York for powerful artifacts, including a power gauntlet. It's heavily implied, and later confirmed, that the artifacts in question are pieces of The Shredder's armor.
  • Adaptation Deviation: While previous incarnations of the Foot Clan had dabbled with magic, this one seems to use it as a primary means of fighting, with the basic ninja now being Origami rather than humans.
  • Ambiguously Human: Despite the Foot Clan usually being human, the both the Lieutenant and the Brute are extremely odd looking, having purple skin and creepy facial features. Both Lieutenant and Brute have question marks on the human entry of their official bios. It doesn't help that their master, The Shredder, is a demonic set of Animated Armor in this continuity.
  • Arch-Enemy: Seem to consider the Turtles as such (although the Turtles themselves don't seem to even be aware of it), due to the two having put a stop to their plans. They even team up with Baron Draxum under the mutual assurance they'll defeat the Turtles together.
  • Bald of Evil: Not a hair on either of their evil heads.
  • Blood Knight: The Recruit's predilection towards violence is so intense that the Lieutenant and Brute actually show some concern towards her.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Lieutenant is the brain to the Brute's brawn.
  • Composite Character: The organization appears to take after different versions of the Foot Clan across different incarnations; they're a ninja group as per usual, but the Ambiguously Human nature of the main enforcers and cult-like nature are respectively similar to the Foot Mystics from the 2003 cartoon, and the Foot cult from Season 5 of the 2012 cartoon, with the same goal as both; resurrection of the Shredder.
  • Co-Dragons: For the Shredder. The Lieutenant and Brute appear to be of equal standing with their only authority being over the Recruit and the Origami Ninjas.
  • Dark Action Girl: The Recruit is just as deadly as her two superiors, being just as capable of keeping up with the Turtles.
  • Evil Duo: They're always causing trouble together.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: The Foot Lieutenant speaks in a raspy whisper that sounds like the result of a lifetime gargling sharp pebbles.
  • Eyes Always Shut: The Brute has eyes, they're just not visible most of the time.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Foot Brute is built like a monster truck, and is at least four times wider than the Lieutenant.
  • Glass Cannon: The Origami soldiers are strong enough to knock Raph clear across the room, but are about as durable as you'd expect for beings made out of paper.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: They're looking for artifacts for an unspecified reason. "The Longest Fight" ends with them stealing some sort of sharp gauntlet (with the Turtles thinking they just tried to steal what they call a "puny ring"), and they attempt to steal a similar gauntlet in "Stuck on You". "Shadow of Evil" sets the record straight, revealing that they're acquiring pieces of the Shredder's armor to resurrect him.
  • Logical Weakness: Their Origami soldiers are naturally pretty fragile, and water easily destroys them, and also renders them unable to create more.
  • Mook Maker: The Lieutenant is adept at origami, which allows him to deploy several Soldiers at once.
  • No Name Given: They're credited as the "Foot Lieutenant", "Foot Brute", and "Foot Recruit", with no hint to their real names given.
  • Not So Above It All: The Lieutenant and Brute are fans of the Lou Jitsu movies, with the former, generally the smarter and more serious of the two, gushing about the films in "Hot Soup: The Game" alongside the Brute.
  • Paper Master: They can bring their Origami soldiers to life as this series' incarnation of the Foot Soldiers.
  • Power Tattoo: They have an orange foot tattoo on their faces that appear to emit flames.
  • The Rival: The Foot Brute acts as this to Raphael in their battles and in the opening.
  • Undying Loyalty: The Recruit is fanatically loyal to the Lieutenant and Brute, blindly obeying any order they give her.
  • Zerg Rush: Their Origami Soldiers aren't very tough, but make up for it with sheer abundance.

    Meat Sweats 
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Voiced by: John Lydon (English), Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza (Latin American Spanish)


  • Assimilation Backfire: This happens with him in Nothing But Truffle twice.
    • Absorbing Todd's unique skill backfired on him and made him a nice and friendly person.
    • And finally absorbing the Were-Tree gives him a weakness to silver, even with the advantages.
  • Catchphrase: "Unleash the flavor!"
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's somewhat taken aback by the news that Splinter stole from his own sons, although judging by his tone it could've just been his idea of a humorous comment.
    • He is also shown to be concerned about crashing a civilian when Splinter speeds his vehicle.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Does not have a problem eating other mutants or porkchops for that matter.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After having his truck damaged and being forced to release his mutant catches, he throws Splinter off, deciding that no meal is worth this.

    Foot Recruit 
Voiced by: Zelda Williams (English),

    Repo Mantis 
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Voiced by: Fred Tatiascore (English), Oscar Garibay (Latin American Spanish)

    Albearto 
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Voiced by: Tom Kenny (English), Kaihiamal Martínez (Latin American Spanish)


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Bugs out in his performance when low on battery, then got shocked into his new personality.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Barring his robotic implements, he looks more like a retro cartoon character, having Pie Eyes. Given that he's a cartoon mascot who has likely been around for a while (and who has had multiple iterations over the years), it's likely the retro design aspects are a holdover from previous iterations.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Type B, having been an entertainer robot for kids, he's obsessed with parties and birthdays.
  • Tears of Joy: Upon being offered a birthday cake and the song to be appeased, before April smashes him.
  • Verbal Tic: Unnecessarily cutesy speaking, like "cakey-wakey for meezy-wheezy".

    Warren Stone 
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Voiced by: John Michael Higgins (English), Roberto Molina (Latin American Spanish)


  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Maintains his poofy blond from his human days.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Seems to be becoming this as of Stuck On You, albeit still a huge Butt-Monkey. Unfortunately, he loses the gauntlet to Baron Draxum at the end of Warren & Hypno, Sitting in a Tree. So he's back to being harmless.

    Hypno-Potamus 
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Voiced by: Rhys Darby (English), Erick Salinas (Latin American Spanish)


  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: As a human, he was close to his pet hippo, Doug, and he wishes to resurrect him.
  • Hypno Ray: Courtesy of his voice, it seems magical in nature and can even keep his targets suspended mid-air.
  • Unexplained Recovery: His exploding hats in “Hypno! Part Deux” are said to make anything disappear forever and is caught in the explosion of all his hats, but returns "Stuck on You" with no explanation.

    Ghostbear 
Voiced by: Jorge Gutiérrez (English), Carlos Hernández (Latin American Spanish)


  • Bright Is Not Good: He waers a white costume and considered an icon to his fans, But his personality is that of a petty arrogent cheating jerkass.
  • Evil Is Petty: He always seeks to get even with the turtles in petty ways. The turtles literally use this against him in 'Late Fee'.

    Baxter Stockboy 
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Voiced by: Ramone Hamilton (English), Pamela Cruz (Latin American Spanish)


    The Purple Dragons Tech Club 
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Voiced by: Tania Gunadi (Kendra), Eugene Byrd (Jase), Kyle Massey (Jeremy)

A club at April's school who moonlight as criminals.


  • Adaptation Deviation: Probably among the most significantly reinvented aspects of the TMNT mythos for this series, even after Baxter Stockboy. Rather than being a New York gang who works under the Foot Clan, they're a tech club comprised primarily of three teenagers who commit cyber-crimes.
  • The Cracker: They use their hacking skills for crimes, including robbing a bank. They also just steal things physically.
  • Nerdy Bully: A tech club with a smug sense of superiority towards other tech geeks, including hanging them on their computers by the underwear. That's before they turn out to outright criminals.

Allies:

     Bullhop 
Voiced by: Dave Foley (English), Miguel Ángel Ruiz (Latin American Spanish)

A bellhop turned mutant bull/dance aficionado.


  • A Load of Bull: He was turned into a humanoid bull, akin to a minotaur.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his clumsiness and lack of skill, he successfully infiltrates Big Mama's party and almost finishes the turtles mission on his own.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: He learns to dance well enough to impress Big Mama by playing the turtles' DDR game.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: The turtles originally planned an appreciation day to make up for turning him into mutant. This stretches across two weeks.
  • Was Once a Man: Went from a skinny human bellhop into a muscular bull-man after being mutated.

     Senor Hueso 
A doorman for a pizzeria, who occasionally meets the Turtles.


  • A Day in the Limelight: He plays a prominent role and gets a lot of backstory in "Portal Jackers", with Leonardo being the Deuteragonist of that particular episode.
  • Dem Bones: He's a sharply dressed living skeleton. He sometimes uses his left arm as a cane.
  • Hero of Another Story: "Portal Jackers" shows that he has a troubled history with his pirate brother (who dragged him into his crimes).

     Frankenfoot 
Affectionately nicknamed 'Buddy' and serve as a sparring partner for Raph.


  • Affectionate Parody: to Frankenstein if it wasn't obvious (also Sloth from The Goonies in term of personality and technically was a member of the bad guys).

Others:

     Jessica Jaclyn 
Voiced by: Cree Summer (English), Mayra Arellano (Latin American Spanish)

A wrestling referee and emcee.


  • Alliterative Name: Jessica Jaclyn.
  • Combat Referee: Especially when her wrestling matches become no-rules grudge matches.
  • Large Ham: Her job is a professional wrestler emcee, naturally she puts on an excitable announcer personality.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is an attractive, curvy woman with a large bust, flexible legs, Hartman Hips, and managed to get in a Boobs-and-Butt Pose in her debut episode.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is usually seen with a big smile on her face.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Throughout her debut episode, she continuously keep changing the rules of the wrestling matches to keep things exciting. The wrestling match between the Turtles and Ghost Bear ultimately end with her declaring herself the champion.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Even when the unexpected keeps happening during her wrestling matches, like Leo accidental falling on top of and knocking out Ghost Bear when she was able to declare him champion, she just rolls with it. As long as her wrestling matches are exciting, she still make money off of them.

     Lou Jitsu 
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Voiced by: Eric Bauza

A famous movie star that the Turtles are a big fan of. We later find out that there's more than meets the eye…


  • Badass Normal: He was a former Battle Nexus Champion and seemingly the only human to ever have won the Battle Nexus. He was so skilled that Baron Draxus, whose opinion of humans is low, decided to use his DNA for his mutant army.
  • Canon Character All Along: "The Evil League of Mutants" heavily implies, and "Shadow of Evil" confirms, that he's this series' incarnation of Splinter.
  • Catchphrase: He shouts "Hot Soup!" whenever he battles. It's so iconic that he has a video game called "Hot Soup!"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Get used to seeing his face since "The Evil League of Mutants" reveals that he's not just an action film star...
  • Cool Shades: The sunglasses he always wore were gold and shiny.
  • Delinquent Hair: He rocked an epic pompadour.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He was known for this, with Splinter trying to train his sons with a movie involving ladders and fish.
  • Japanese Delinquent: While we don't know what his ethnicity is, he seems to dress like one considering his sunglasses and pompadour.
  • Never Found the Body: Draxum mentions that the last he saw of Lou was when his lab was destroyed and he took the turtles with him. Because Lou Jitsu would eventually become Splinter.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His name, along with him being a movie star martial artist known for improvisation is most likely based on Jackie Chan with a little Bruce Lee on the side.
  • Punny Name: It's a play on "Jiu Jitsu", a type of martial art.
  • Show Within a Show: He's the star of various action films that the turtles watch and Splinter uses as teaching material. "Hot Soup: The Game" even shows he had his own video game based on him.
  • Significant Double Casting: He has the same voice actor as Splinter. Because they're one and the same.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: He's Splinter before he became a rat man.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's safe to describe him as an action star that the Turtles are fans of. Anything past The Evil League of Mutants and Shadow of Evil however...
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