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Recap / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 S 1 E 24 Operation Break Out

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Donatello breaks into a secret Kraang detention center in order to rescue Kirby O'Neil, but ends up trapped inside with a deadly prisoner called the Newtralizer.

  • Ax-Crazy: The Newtralizer, it manages to be hilarious one second and terrifying the next.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: There are some strong hints that April's father is this.
  • Berserk Button: A mild case. "You named something without me!"
  • Borrowed Biometric Bypass: After knocking out a Krang, Donatello uses the head of its robot body to get past a retinal scanner.
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  • Car Fu: Mikey manages to briefly knock out the Newtralizer by dropping a car on it.
  • Foot Popping: April takes this pose when she hugs her dad
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Many have noticed Foreshadowing some sort of strange device on the back of Kirby's neck.
  • I Am A Humanitarian: Newtralizer swallows a Kraang. Whole.
  • I Meant to Do That: When Mikey uncovers the secret entrance to the Krang lair by wrecking a car, Raph warns him not to claim this.
  • It's All About Me: The real reason why Donnie went after Kirby wasn't to reunite April with her father, but to get her to like him. Cue a What the Hell, Hero? cry here.
    • To be fair, Raph was part of the reason why Donnie went after Kirby in the first place. If he hadn't told Donnie he had no chance with April, then he wouldn't have gone after Kirby on his own.
  • It's All My Fault: Raph has a rather subtle version of this trope when he realizes what he said back at the lair is why Donnie went to rescue Kirby by himself without even telling anyone.
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  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Raph suggesting that Donnie leave him out of his attempts to impress April causes him to go solo. In turn, Donnie accidentally unleashes the Newtralizer. Also, the ending revealed that the Kraang wanted the turtles to rescue Mr. O'Neil.
  • The Nicknamer: Not Mikey this time, but Donnie.
  • Running Gag: Raph trying to make machines work by smashing them, only to get stopped by Leo. It later comes to a head when Donnie takes Raph's sai and smashes the lift controls to escape.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: It's kinda subtle until the end of the episode but Raphael is much nicer to both Donatello and Michelangelo in this episode.
    • To the point that if he continues acting this way in future episodes, he can very easily considered a rude but cool big brother.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: A meta-example. The trailer for Booyaka-Showdown shows Kirby in the lair, so we know the turtles' mission in this one will be successful.
    • But whether that good or not is now... debatable.
  • Use Your Head: Mikey's interpretation of how Donnie would bypass a Krang security using a Krangdroid.
  • Walking Armory: Newtralizer's weapons include lasers, missiles, sawblades, exploding mines, he also has blades attached to his tail.
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  • Wham Episode: The Turtles finally rescue Kirby O' Neil, though it's implied that he's Not Himself throughout the episode, and the end reveals that the Shredder and the Kraang actually have teamed up, just as they considered it two episodes ago.
  • What Would X Do?: The turtles come across the same door Donatello went through and ask themselves what he would do, seemingly setting them up to use the Krang's body as he had. Instead, they decide to use it as a battering ram. When this sets off the alarms, Mikey cries that Donatello's idea was terrible.
  • Wrong Name Outburst: When the turtles and Kirby duck into a room Raph refers to it as a "prison". Kirby tells him that it's actually a detention center, causing Raph to respond "Not now, Donnie" before remembering whose speaking.

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