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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a crossover comic between Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles consisting of a five-issue miniseries.

The story entails Tommy Oliver getting involved with the Foot Clan and the rest of the Power Rangers working with the Turtles to take down the alliance of Shredder and Rita Repulsa's minions.

On July 21, 2022, it was revealed that a sequel series, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, would be released in December 2022



  • Abled in the Adaptation: This miniseries' version of Irma doesn't wear glasses.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Irma is much more attractive than her homely, bespectacled depiction in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987).
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • April gets to use the Pink Ranger's powers and fight alongside the Turtles as Rangers.
    • Shredder, like all the Ninja Turtles characters in this crossover, is clearly modelled after his incarnation from the 1987 cartoon, but he is a far more competent fighter and threatening villain than he was in said cartoon, even before getting Ranger Powers.
    • While there was no doubt about Rita being a powerful witch in the TV series, she hardly ever got to show off her powers due to Orcus on His Throne being in full effect. Here, she personally fights Shredder after he takes the Green Power coin, and manages to fight him to a standstill despite Shredder now having Ranger Powers on top of his already great ninja skills.
  • Adapted Out: Scorpina is nowhere to be seen.
    • Partial example with Casey Jones, who doesn't have a role in the first installment, but shows up in the second.
  • Alternative Continuity: For both properties. The Power Rangers side chronologically occurs after Green with Evil, sharing only the Setting Update for the Boom Studios comic, while the Ninja Turtles' version of the Foot Clan has Karai in her 2003 design and its origin is based on the IDW comic, but is mostly based on the 1987 cartoon otherwise.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Played for laughs; Splinter deliberately gives Billy a non-answer as to whether he's a mutated Hamato Yoshi or a former ordinary rat in this continuity.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Donatello is a big fan of the Power Rangers, so he's practically ecstatic about using the Black Ranger's powers and is particularly thrilled when he has a chance to pilot the Megazord.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The final battle has Bebop and Rocksteady made gigantic by Rita Repulsa's magic.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: See Brought Down to Badass below.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Shredder disables the Rangers' connection to their Power Coins, thus rendering them unable to morph, but with Splinters's guidance, they arm themselves with ninja weapons and costumes and continue to be formadable heroes.
  • Chekhov's Gun: In issue #2, Donnie shows of his shrinking ray and his android Metalhead to Billy. These inventions come in handy in the final issue when Billy modifies the ray to make Metalhead into a Humongous Mecha to aid in the fight against a giant-sized Rocksteady and Bebop, and the Dragonzord which is under Shredder's control.
  • Crossover: Between the Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Wouldn't be the first time either.
  • Easily Forgiven: Averted. Tommy repeatedly tries to apologize for lying to his friends but it is always brushed off as something they will deal with later. Tommy clearly understands that he is back to being on shaky ground with his friends.
    • Kimberly, in a reverse of expectations, is the one angriest with Tommy, even goes as far saying that she tried to convince the other Rangers to leave him to his death when they finally rescue him in issue #4. While it's obvious she was being glib, it is clear that Tommy has a lot of making up to do.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Shredder manages to get the green Power Coin and become the Green Ranger, which augments his already extensive ninjutsu skills with enhanced strength, speed and reflexes, and he's able to quickly beat the Ranger team singlehandedly all while talking about how intoxicating his new power is.
  • Fake Defector: Tommy has seemingly joined the Foot Clan, but this was solely done to track down and convince his childhood friend Tyler to leave its evil influence.
  • Fiery Lion: Wyldfyre is a lion monster who uses fire attacks.
  • Grass Is Greener: Trini openly ponders if the Turtles might have it better than her. While they have to live in the sewers to avoid humankind's hatred and fear of them, they also don't have to worry about school and lying to their friends and family. Raph sardonically tells her that his life is not as rosy as she thinks it is.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Shredder's Dimension X allies are occasionally brought up, with Rita Repulsa being rather interested in meeting them. In the end, this turns out to be her true objective.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: Trini is surprised to learn that Turtles have saved the world just as often as the Rangers have, while receiving no credit or even acknowledgement of their existence.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: During the raid on the Technodrome, the Rangers (as ninjas) come up against Baxter Stockman's latest experiment: Foot elite merged with the Putties' magic clay to create the Foot Patrol.
  • Instant Expert: April observes that she is able to use a bow with ease despite never having done so before in her life.
  • Ironic Echo: In issue #2, Shredder tauntingly states that he expected more resilience from a Power Ranger when he knocks out Tommy. Tommy throws this taunt back in his face in issue #5 when he takes his morpher back from Shredder.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Donnie is absolutely giddy to meet the Power Rangers, even if their first encounter is a fight due to a misunderstanding. Later, he shows off some his inventions to Billy, his fellow smart guy.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Averted when the Turtles become Rangers. Leo remains the leader but gets the Blue Power Coin while Raph sticks with Red. Later, Raph finds himself as the main pilot of the Megazord, which he has trouble with.
    Raph: Donnie, why aren't you the one driving this thing?
    Donnie: Don't look at me Raph! You wanted red so badly... that makes you the driver!
  • Let's You and Him Fight: As is to be expected for this kind of crossover, the first time the Rangers and Turtles meet, they end up fighting each other. Rita and Shredder also fight first before forming an alliance.
  • Loophole Abuse: When the Rangers are locked out of the Morphing Grid, their Power Coins are still active. The solution? Have the Turtles and April use them!
  • Mathematician's Answer: Billy asks Splinter whether he is a rat who became a person or a person who became a rat. Splinter only answers "exactly".
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The Turtles in this crossover are based primarily on their depiction in the 1987 cartoon, including such elements as the Technodrome and April O'Neil working for Channel 6 News.
    • When the Shredder has disabled the Rangers' connection to their Power Coins, they take up Splinter's teachings of ninjutsu and refer to themselves as Ninja Rangers, alluding to the Ninja abilities they obtained in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and the third season of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers when their original dino powers were lost.
    • When the turtles and April use the Power Coins to become Power Rangers themselves, Michelangelo is given the powers of the Yellow Ranger, making him a male Yellow Ranger. In Power Rangers' parent show, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, the yellow ranger was a male, but he got Gender Flipped for the American adaptation.
  • Non-Action Guy: Most of Rita's minions when they are confronted by Bebop and Rocksteady, with only Goldar putting up a decent fight against the two while Finster, Squatt and Baboo all hide. Finster even complains that his job is to create monsters, and he shouldn't even be here.
  • Orcus on His Throne:
    • While Shredder continually hounds both heroic factions, Rita Repulsa is mostly hands-off in regards to offensive tactics and doesn't fight them until they reach her moon base.
    • Averted however when she senses Shredder took the green Power Coin, and decides to personally investigate the matter, leading to a fight between her and Shredder.
  • Purple Is the New Black: Donnie, the turtle with the purple eye mask, becomes the Black Ranger.
  • Race Lift: Baxter Stockman is depicted as a Caucasian man as he was in the 1987 TMNT cartoon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures rather than African-American like his incarnations in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mirage), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • The Remnant: The sequel miniseries starts with Casey Jones obsessively tracking down the remaining Foot Clan members, so that he can interrogate them about Shredder's whereabouts. Naturally subverted, as Shredder returns to Earth with Rita Repulsa and Krang's forces in short order.
  • Sequel Hook: The miniseries ends with Shredder and Rita Repulsa escaping to Dimension X and the strong implication that they will be back to continue being a threat to the Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: Inverted. Casey Jones has no involvement with the first miniseries' events, but plays a central role in the second one.
  • Stock "Yuck!": Mikey, of all people, draws the line at having pineapple on a pizza when Zack states it as a favorite topping. Despite this, Mikey gives his blessing to Zack's new pineapple-topped pizza recipe in the ending.
  • Swapped Roles: During the second act, the Turtles and April get the power coins and become Power Rangers to fight one of Rita's monsters, while the original Rangers become ninjas under Splinter's guidance.
  • Take Up My Sword: With the Rangers unable to morph, the Turtles and April are granted the original five Power Coins for the current crisis; Leonardo=Blue, Donatello=Black, Michaelangelo=Yellow, Raphael=Red and April=Pink.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Downplayed. While Rita Ripulsa takes her alliance with Shredder in stride, Shredder's annoyance towards her steadily rises as the heroes make progress, and it reaches its peak after the Foot Clan gets near-completely decimated.
  • Uncertain Doom: The combined Turtle Megazord destroys the Technodrome near the end, after Baxter Stockman is ordered by Shredder to use its cannon, so it can be assumed that he didn't survive. Similarly, Bebop and Rocksteady aren't seen on panel again after their defeats in giant form, so they might be dead as well.
  • Unknown Rematch Conclusion: In the first issue, Tommy, while undercover as a Foot ninja, knocks out Raphael. In the Turtles' second encounter with Tommy, Raphael sends Tommy through a wall. In the final issue, Raph challenges Tommy to a fight to settle their score and the final page shows the match about to begin as the story ends.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Rita Repulsa and the Shredder escape to Dimension X in the end.
  • Villain Team-Up: Between Shredder and Rita. However, Rita only agreed because she hopes to get in touch with Shredder's allies in Dimension X. After Shredder loses the Green Ranger powers, Rita reveals her true plan and forces him to teleport her and her henchmen to Dimension X.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Karai is not taken into account among the Foot who fled from the Technodrome before its destruction, so her fate is unknown. The sequel addresses this, when Casey Jones tracks her down after interrogating two Foot Clan recruits.