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Characters created for, and exclusive to, the 90s live action Ninja Turtles films. For tropes relating to characters who originally appeared in other incarnations or were created here and went on to appear elsewhere, please visit the franchise character page. Unless otherwise stated, the characters of the sheet are canon foreigners.

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     Allies and Civilians 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Charles Pennington

Daniel "Danny" Pennington

  • Delinquent/The Runaway: His issues with his dad Charles caused him to think his dad didn't love him and he started stealing for the Foot. When confronted by his dad about it he ran off.
    Charles: I make more than enough money to provide for the both of us and you're stealing! Why?
    Danny: I don't know.
    Charles: You don't know?! What the heck were you doing with a car stereo anyway? Or don't you know that either?
    Danny: Sorry!
    Charles: Sorry? Not as sorry as you're gonna be after school.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Noticed by his dad, which annoys him.
  • Missing Mom: It's never explained what happened to her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction to the Foot burning down April's apartment after he told Shredder he saw one of the Turtles there.
  • Secret Keeper: For the Turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze

Professor Jordan Perry


  • Badass Normal: Not as skilled as the turtles in martial arts, but he's able to fight off a couple of thugs robbing a store.
    "Did I mention I studied martial arts?"
  • Fainting: The first time he saw Splinter.
  • Secret Keeper: For the Turtles.
  • Triple Take: His first time seeing the Turtles.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III


  • Fainting: The first time he saw Splinter and lampshaded in the third film.
    Don: You do have that affect on people, master.
  • Gone to the Future: Though not by choice and it came at a cost of sending April back into the past.
  • Rebel Prince: Against his father, Lord Norinaga.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mitsu




     New York City Police 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Chief Sterns

  • Berserk Button: The mere insinuation that April was bossing him around sent him to shout her out of his office.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Has shades of it.
  • Da Chief: Self explanitory.
  • Dirty Cop: Debatable, but in the first film he tells Charles he'll drop charges against his son if he gets April to back off his case. When that didn't work, he likely forced Charles to fire her.
  • Large Ham/No Indoor Voice: Through most of the first movie.
  • Police are Useless: April sees Sterns as this because the lack of police involvement in the Foot's activities. For Sterns, he refused to believe in the existence of such organization.
    • Also in the second movie. But they wouldn't be much help against Tokka and Rahzar. Though April is disgusted with Sterns' lack of trying.
    April: Sterns there are two very dangerous things out there!
    Sterns: And just what exactly would you like me to DO ABOUT IT!!!
    April: (beat) I... I don't know. I guess you're not the ones that's going to handle this.
    Sterns: (smirks) That's what we do best, Ms. O'Neil. (April walks away in anger) Have a nice day!

     The Foot Clan 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


  • Bald of Evil
  • Canon Immigrant: Had an appearance as a boss in The Hyperstone Heist.
  • The Dragon: To the Shredder, his name mean dragon so it's a perfect fit.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: He leads a band of Foot ninjas on missions.
    • Dragon Ascendant: After the Shredder's supposed death Tatsu tries to lead, but steps down when Shredder returns.
  • The Quiet One: Mostly grunts. Casey makes fun of him for it.
    Casey: You know, some Primatine might help you clear that out— *PUNCH*
  • The Stoic
  • Would Hurt a Child: After failing the Shredder in killing the Turtles, Tatsu mercilessly beats a teenage Foot Soldier within an inch of his life (in the original script, Tatsu kills him).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze


     Other Villains 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Lord Norinaga


  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He doesn't believe for a second that April is a witch who "spirited away" his son. But his first encounter with the Ninja Turtles has left him mystified.
  • Arms Dealer
  • Disney Villain Death
    Don: Bungie-jumping without a bungie. That could be dangerous.
  • Dragon-in-Chief
  • Evil Brit
  • Pet the Dog: Has a pet bird, which he even brings with him after he tries to ditch the climactic battle.
  • The Starscream: There are moments where he's close to this, especially in the scene where he tries to up the price so he can destroy the supposed demons for Norinaga.
    Walker: We could rewrite history.
    Norinaga: No. (walks off)
    Walker: (crushing some nuts in his hand) I can rewrite you.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problems roughing April up.



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