"Like a turtle do!"
— Hamato Michelangelo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Tropes related to turtles, tortoises and other tenacious terrapins of trepidatious turpitude!
Often called a "turtle youkai" for its various, turtle-like characteristics.
- Removable Shell
Tortoise and turtle shells treated as removable articles of clothing.
- Shell Backpack
When an anthropomorphic turtle wears clothing that covers only the front of their shell.
- Shy Shelled Animal
Expect a turtle to retract into its shell at the first sign of danger.
- Studded Shell
Turtle and tortoise shells weaponized with Spikes of Doom.
- Sturdy and Steady Turtles
Fictional turtles portrayed as preposterously slow but patient, determined, and/or well-defended.
- Turtle Island
Turtles big enough to be mistaken for islands or even whole continents.
- Wise Old Turtle
Tortoises or turtles portrayed as both very old and very wise.
"I like turtles."