List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters
The following is a list of main characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
- 1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- 2 Supporting characters
- 3 Allies
- 4 Main antagonists
- 5 Mutants
- 5.1 Ace Duck
- 5.2 Alopex
- 5.3 Armaggon
- 5.4 Bludgeon
- 5.5 Bloodsucker
- 5.6 Dirtbag
- 5.7 Doctor El
- 5.8 Groundchuck
- 5.9 Halfcourt
- 5.10 Herman
- 5.11 Hot Spot
- 5.12 King Lionheart
- 5.13 Koya
- 5.14 Manmoth
- 5.15 Mona Lisa
- 5.16 Monty Moose
- 5.17 Old Hob
- 5.18 Pete
- 5.19 Perri Grey
- 5.20 Pizza Face
- 5.21 Sandstorm
- 5.22 Scrag
- 5.23 Scratch
- 5.24 Sergeant Bananas
- 5.25 Uncanny Trio
- 5.26 Verminator-X
- 5.27 Walkabout
- 5.28 Wyrm
- 6 Other major characters
- 7 Crossover characters
- 8 References
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Mutagen Man is a character in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise that suffers a bizarre encounter with mutagen that exposes his internal organs and resides in a special robotic suit.
Al'Falqua is a humanoid falcon from an unnamed city in Saudi Arabia who is exclusive to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures" comics. Al Falqua encounters the Turtles when they were travelling in Saudi Arabia. They helped Al Falqua protect the mysterious Black Stone which was about to be stolen by Shredder and Verminator-X.
The Punk Frogs are a group of frogs who are the counterparts of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In the 1987 cartoon, the Punk Frogs are created by Shredder when mutagen landed in their part of the swamp. Shredder convinced them that he was a good guy and to be his warriors where he named them after would-be conquerors and dictators. Shredder trained them to fight the Turtles whom he had convinced the frogs into believing were bad guys. Each of the frogs were named after Shredder's own "heroes". After the Turtles saved them from being captured by Captain Hoffman, they realized that the Turtles were good guys and that the Shredder was a bad guy and broke ties with him. Afterward, the frogs became friends with the Turtles, with Attila emerging as the group's leader. They may even be described as having the character traits of the Ninja Turtles.
In the 2012 cartoon, the Punk Frogs were created by mutagen poured into their swamp by a Kraang clone of April O'Neil's mother. Besides the four main members of the Punk Frogs, they are assisted by other mutant frogs that make up the Frog Soldiers. Evidently remembering the actions of humans in destroying their swamps to make room for cities, they swore revenge upon them, and briefly considered the Turtles brothers in need of liberation until learning that they were friends with April and Casey.
Attila the Frog
Atilla the Frog is a member of the Punk Frogs. He is named after Attila the Hun.
In the 1987 cartoon, Attila the Frog (voiced by Cam Clarke) is a Punk Frog that is armed with a mace.
Genghis Frog is a member of the Punk Frogs. He is named after Genghis Khan.
In the 1987 cartoon, Ghengis Frog (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a Punk Frog that is armed with an axe.
In the 2012 cartoon, Ghengis Frog (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) served as the General of the Frog Soldiers.
Napoleon Bonafrog is a member of the Punk Frogs. He is named after Napoleon Bonaparte.
In the 2012 cartoon, Napoleon (voiced by Jon Heder, who played the title role in Napoleon Dynamite) is depicted as a clumsy frog disliked by his brethren, which lead him into befriend Michelangelo. Much of his behavior was a nod to Heder's character in Napoleon Dynamite.
Rasputin the Mad Frog
Rasputin the Mad Frog is a member of the Punk Frogs. He is named after Grigori Rasputin.
In the 1980s cartoon, Rasputin the Mad Frog (voiced by Nicholas Omana) is a Punk Frog that is armed with a bow and arrow.
In the 2010s cartoon, Rasputin the Mad Frog (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is the adviser to Attila the Frog.
The Foot Clan is an evil ninja organization that is usually run by the Shredder.
Shredder is the leader of the New York Foot Clan and the main antagonist of the series.
Krang is an alien warlord that comes from Dimension X.
The Purple Dragons are a street gang that have clashed with the Ninja Turtles in several series. In the 2003 cartoons they were led by Hun, while in the 2012 cartoon they answer mainly to Xever/Fishface.
Bebop and Rocksteady
The Rat King remains one of the more enigmatic characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with various appearances depicting him as either a villain, a neutral character and even an ally of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Rat King has a distinguishable attire, which consists of filthy, tattered rags and, most prominently, various bandages covering his body. The Rat King has apparent telepathic influence over rats, with his only other consistent power being his immense strength (which varies throughout incarnations of the character).
Tokka and Rahzar
Slash is an mutant or alien snapping turtle from another planet.
Agent Bishop is the leader of the Earth Protection Force, a group dedicated to protecting Earth from extraterrestrial attack, in the 2003 animated series. Originally a soldier in the civil war, he was abducted by aliens, which embittered him towards extraterrestrials and led him to start the EPF. Through unknown means-possibly the use of clones of himself created using alien technology-Bishop survived into modern times, and first came into conflict with the turtles when the D'Hoonib Federation and the Triceraton Republic brought their war to Earth. Having forged an alliance with the Federation, Bishop helped them secure the Fugitoid Professor Honeycutt in exchange for having the Turtles to examine. Bishop had previously captured and experimented upon the Turtles' friend Leatherhead, who had previously been thought deceased, and in examining him and the Turtles found their genetic mutations to hold great promise for his never-ending war with aliens. The Turtles and Leatherhead managed to escape his clutches and fought him, but Bishop's abilities proved impressive enough to enable his escape as well. Bishop would clash with the Turtles several times, notably kidnapping Shredder's adopted daughter Karai and Master Splinter, whose mutated rodent DNA proved to be the missing piece Bishop needed to finish his Slayer Project. The Slayers, genetically enhanced clones of Bishop himself, were intended to infiltrate the human populace and weed out aliens in disguise, with little regard for any innocents who might be innocently claimed. However, the Turtles managed to destroy the Slayer project, with the only remaining specimen going renegade and reemerging as the Rat King. Bishop would later return allied with Baxter Stockman, who helped him in his efforts to stop the Utrom Shredder Ch'rell from escaping into space. Stockman later became a permanent part of the EPF, providing Bishop with a new, enhanced clone body and creating an army of false aliens to attack New York to convince the President of the United States of the need for Bishop's organization. However, this show ended up backfiring, as the slime released by the destroyed "aliens" proved to have mutagenic properties that began turning various denizens of New York-human and otherwise-into mutants. Bishop would subsequently be contacted by a mysterious party who informed him of a crystal that would provide him valuable information for his research, but that was in the possession of the Foot Clan. When Leatherhead and the Turtles approached him for help with a mutated Donatello, Bishop agreed to devote his resources to the task if the Turtles would recover the crystal for him. Leatherhead managed to complete Bishop and Stockman's work on a cure, and the Turtles soon returned with the crystal. However, it would later be revealed that the party who contacted Bishop were the Foot Mystics, a band of demons enslaved by the Utrom Shredder and Karai but now freed thanks to Bishop destroying the crystal while attempting to glean information from it. Bishop and his forces would soon reap the consequences of this, as the Mystics revived the original Demon Shredder and led him to New York, from which he attempted to conquer the world. The EPF would be one of several groups-others being the Justice Force, Purple Dragons, and Karai's Foot Clan-to be gathered by the Turtles in order to do battle with the Demon Shredder's forces.
In the year 2105, the Turtles would surprisingly encounter Bishop again, only to find him as president of the Pan-Galactic Alliance between Earth and several alien worlds. Bishop would later reveal that in the time between the Turtles' departure from the past and their arrival in the future, he had continued his campaign against the aliens with Stockman's assistance. However, an accident at their lab resulted in Stockman's apparent demise, and Bishop was stunned when one of the many alien "specimens" he had held captive for so long saved his life. Realizing that he had judged all aliens based on the actions of a few, Bishop transformed the Earth Protection Force into the beginnings of the Pan-Galactic Alliance. He would call upon the Turtles a number of times during their stay in the future, most often dealing with the threat of Sh'Okanabo but also dealing with such threats as Torbinn Zixx. His past would later come back to haunt him in the form of Baxter Stockman, who survived the destruction of their lab and sought revenge on Bishop for abandoning him. However, when the fight between Baxter and the Turtles left Baxter in danger of expiring, Bishop demonstrated that he truly had changed by rescuing his old partner and subsequently offering him the chance for a new start.
The following characters are mutant creatures that appeared in the different TV series, comics, action figures, and video games:
Ace Duck was once a test pilot named Ace Conrad when he was caught in Krang's transport beam and cross-fused with a duck. Ace was later saved by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and became the pilot of their Turtle Blimp. He appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comics, and had a cameo in an episode of the 1987 TV series.
In the Archie comics, Ace Duck is an alien from the planet Perdufus and a wrestler for Slump's Intergalactic Wrestling circuit of which he is reigning champion.
In the 2012 TV series episode "The Lonely Mutant of Baxter Stockman," Ace Duck was Baxter Stockman's 74th attempt to make a mutant army for Shredder. According to Stockman, he flies, swims and knows Taekwondo (a triple threat), but Shredder considers it completely ridiculous and an absolute failure as he slashes the picture. As Ace Duck has human arms and is claimed to fly, it can be assumed that the wings are on his back like his previous incarnations did.
She was an ordinary arctic fox in Fairbanks, Alaska until she was experimented upon by humans and later rescued and trained by the Shredder. Initially an agent of the Foot Clan, she turned against them at the conclusion of the "City Fall" arc.
Armaggon is a mutant shark that is exclusive to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comics. Armaggon came from the future and teams up with Shredder and Verminator-X. He was first seen in the "Mighty Mutanimals" prelude to his first appearance where he fought Ray Fillet and Merdude where Armaggon claimed that he had fought Ray Fillet before in the future.
Armaggon also appears in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes: Tournament Fighter for the Super Nintendo version of the game as a playable character.
Bludgeon is a mutant hammerhead shark who appeared in the IDW comic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" issue 37. He was created by the Shredder and used alongside Koya as the contingency plan to attack Krang while in the Atlantic Ocean aboard Krang's ship.
Exclusive to the Mirage Studio comics, Bloodsucker was a normal leech until Donatello, Leonardo and Michaelangelo decided to use it to get back at Raphael who had been disobeying Splinter and stalled their training. Raphael was afraid of leeches so the other Turtles decided to force Raphael to let the leech suck his blood. Bloodsucker sucked some of the mutagen out of Raphael and Raphael started to de-evolve back to a normal pet turtle. Bloodsucker started to evolve into a human-kind-of-thing. Bloodsucker later sucked out the rest of Raphael's mutagen. The other Turtles decided to capture Bloodsucker so they could get the mutagen back to Raphael. Finally, they found Bloodsucker and started a fight. During the battle Raphael (who looked like a normal pet turtle at this point) started biting Bloodsucker thus draining the stolen mutagen back. After a duel between them, Raphael had gained back all the mutagen from Bloodsucker and was back to his former self. Bloodsucker had also transformed back to a normal leech which Raphael freed back to the river it had come from.
Dirtbag is a mutant mole and enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
Dirtbag appeared in the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 1, "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 2 and "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids" voiced by Pat Fraley. He and Groundchuck were Shredder's latest creations after they were accidentally created by Rocksteady and Bebop at the zoo.
Dirtbag was also a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project.
Groundchuck is a mutant bull in armor and enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
Groundchuck appear in the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 1, "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 2 and "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids" voiced by Robert Ridgely. He and Dirtbag were Shredder's latest creations after they were accidentally created by Rocksteady and Bebop at the zoo.
Dirtbag was also a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project.
Halfcourt is a mutant giraffe with a basketball player motif and an ally of the Ninja Turtles.
Ruff the Ref
King Lionheart was a Shakespearian actor who was turned into a mutant lion by Shredder to serve as his "King of the Mutants." This didn't go according to plan as King Lionheart sided with the Ninja Turtles.
Koya is a mutant brown falcon.
In the IDW comics, Koya was the pet brown falcon of the Shredder who was used for reconnaissance. Following the "City Fall" storyline in the IDW Comics, Koya later mutated into a humanoid form. She ambushes the Turtles and their friends at April's parents' farmhouse during the Northampton storyline. Koya is expressive and is excited and eager to hunt down her prey.
Manmoth is a mutant mammoth who debuted in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meets Archie #1. In the "Origin of the Species" story, Manmoth was a caveman who was mutated into a mutant mammoth by Shredder in his plans to use him on the Ninja Turtles.
Mona Lisa is a mutant lizard who appeared in the 1980s series. Once a human trying to get a college degree in biology, Mona Lisa was kidnapped on a fishing trip and forced to work as an assistant to a pirate named Captain Filch. In trying to foil Filch's plans, she was turned into a mutant lizard with an encounter to radiation.
Monty Moose is a baby moose that was mutated into a humanoid appearance after being separated from his herd and falling into Lake Ooze (a secret stash for Shredder's ooze). He has since taken a mounty motif and has sided with the Ninja Turtles.
Bob the Beaver
Bob the Beaver is a mutant beaver who is Monty Moose's "Best Buddy."
Old Hob is a character that appeared in the IDW run of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" comics.
Old Hob was originally a stray cat who came across the Turtles and Splinter as they were getting mutated. Old Hob got exposed to it and tried to attack the pre-mutated Raphael only for Splinter to claw his right eye out. Old Hob became a mutant cat wearing an eyepatch and later teamed up with Baxter Stockman for revenge.
Pete is a mutant pigeon who debuts in the IDW comic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #35. He was Old Hob's first attempt at creating a mutant. Unfortunately, he lacked the expertise and the proper compounds to create intelligence and Pete came out less than smart. This leads him to kidnap Lindsey, a former Stockgen scientist and try to convince her to make mutants for him.
In the 2012 TV series, Pete (voiced by A.J. Buckley) was an ordinary common wood pigeon that was mutated by The Kraang into a humanoid form. During his captivity, he came in contact with April O'Neil's father Kirby and also a prisoner of the Kraang. Kirby O'Neil taught Pete how to speak and had him deliver a message to his daughter April O'Neil in which he wanted to warn her of impending danger. Under unexplained circumstances, Pete was either released by the Kraang after the experiment or escaped his captivity. Pete stalked April O' Neil for a few days and frightened her with his alleged attack before the turtles ambushed him and tackled him to the ground. After Pete had been captured, he was able to tell them his true intentions, he informs April and the Turtles that the Kraang intend to detonate a mutagen bomb into the city. He then revealed the location of the Kraang base in exchange for a loaf of sourdough bread. He then led the Turtles to the hideout of the Kraang where O'Neil was being held.
Perri Grey is an intern at Mergenterprise who debuted in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Special" #11. Her boss Dr. Koss was in league with an alien species named the Grem. When Perri and April O'Neil stumble onto this plot, both of them end up captured where April was mutated into a mutant turtle while Perri Grey was mutated into a mutant flying squirrel. After the Grem were defeated, April was restored by Perri who chose to remain in her mutant form where she would reverse-engineer an anti-mutagen batch if she needs to.
Pizza Face is a pizza maker and an enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
In the toyline, Pizzaface is Shredder's crazed culinary creator. Pizzaface had a plan to become the most powerful pizza chef ever. So he zapped himself in his Retro-Mutagen Oven hoping the energy would bake him with badness. But the hungry Ninja Turtles burst into the parlor and pulled Pizzaface out. Now this half-baked bozo wants to get even with the Turtles for foiling his formula. The effects of the Retro-Mutagen Oven had enabled Pizzaface to control anything pizza-related. Possessing the power of the pizza pie, Pizzaface is the ultimate Turtle nightmare: traveling from parlor to parlor, he terrorizes the Turtles, trying to turn them into tasty teen topping. Armed with flying pizzas and a Pizza Box Shield, this peg-legged pizza piper follows the Foot Clan, even though he's only got one good leg. And what's worse? He delivers.
In the 2012 TV series, Pizza Face (voiced by John DiMaggio in an Italian accent) was introduced as Antonio, an Italian pizza chef who ran Antonio's Pizza until he ingested mutagen thinking that it would be a good pizza topping, mutating himself into a huge mutant pepperoni and mushroom pizza with arms, a mouth, eyes made of pepperoni and control over different pizzas into coming to life and attaching itself to its victims in a zombie-like state. He first appeared in "Pizza Face," where Michelangelo went to Antonio's Pizza to get his money back, but found Pizza Face's victims as he was attacked by them. Upon returning to the lair, he found his fellow Turtles and Splinter affected as he fought off Pizza Face's pizzas, interrogating one of them to find out who he works for. The pizza told Michelangelo about Pizza Face's origin and plans to feed off them. After putting the pizza into the freezer with Ice Cream Kitty, Michelangelo infiltrated Antonio's Pizza restaurant where Pizza Face was starting to make the humans into calzones for him to feed off of. Michelangelo confronted Pizza Face (who actually liked being called that) and fought the pizza-controlled Turtles until he was trapped in Pizza Face's cheese. Upon eating his way out of the cheese, he fought his way past Pizza Face's victims was swallowed up by Pizza Face only to eat himself up. Michelangelo threatened Pizza Face to free his victims or else. Pizza Face did what Michelangelo wanted as every one he brainwashed was freed. Even though it seemed like a nightmare to Michelangelo, it turned out that Pizza Face's slice had survived and was hiding in one of the pizza boxes.
Sandstorm is a mutant dromedary and an ally of the Ninja Turtles.
Scrag also appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics that were published by Archie Comics.
Scrag's name came from a coloring book that featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters.
Scratch appeared as a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue.
Jail Bird is a mutant bird who is Scratch's sidekick.
Sergeant Bananas is a gorilla who mutated after Shredder had dumped Retromutagenic Ooze into his jungle gym and he walked through it. Sergeant Bananas became an ally of the Ninja Turtles.
Larry the Lemur
Larry the Lemur is a mutant ring-tailed lemur who is Sergeant Bananas' "Best Buddy."
The Uncanny Trio is a group of mutant animals that first appear in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures" #27.
Hallocat was originally the cat of a trucker until he fell into the mutagen.
Nevermore the Scarecrow
Nevermore the Scarecrow was originally a crow until it got exposed to mutagen.
Nocturno the Owl
Nocturno the Owl was originally an owl until it got exposed to mutagen.
Verminator-X is a mutant cyborg cat who is exclusive to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures" comics. In the future, Manx is the apprentice of Donatello. However, Manx begins augmenting his body with cybernetics, which causes him to grow insane. He then allies with the Shredder and Armaggon. Verminator-X made one last attempt to destroy the TMNT and allied himself with Craniac. He is only apparent in the future timelines, and eventually has a Catharsis in a controversial book in which Raphael is willing to kill him for the greater good, resulting in destroying the machine that had taken-over and poisoned Verminator's mind. At the end of this arc, ultimately Verminator survives and becomes the heroic Manx once again rejoining his friends.
Walkabout is a mutant kangaroo from Australia that wears an eyepatch and specializes in crocodile hunting. His origin was not stated. All that we know is that he came to Manhattan where he met the Ninja Turtles and sided with them in their fight against the Foot Clan.
Kid Kangie is an unidentified mutant who is Walkabout's "Best Buddy."
Other major characters
2012 series characters
Several characters from other comic book series have crossed-over into the TMNT universes. Notable appearances are listed below:
Cerebus the Aardvark
Professor Honeycutt is a scientist from another world than the Turtles whose mind was transferred into his working robot as both were struck by lightning.
As he refused to build a transmat device (a means of teleportation) for the military, he was categorized as a "Fugitoid", a fugutive robot. The character was introduced in a series of strips in the Gobbledygook comics that was later finished in a one off self-titled comic book and then guest starred in the original TMNT issues 5 to 7, and later became a recurring character in the main TMNT comic. He is also a playable character in the brawler game "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up" for the Wii.
This version of the character was taken from the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon in which Fugitoid also made an appearance.
He is confirmed to appear in the new 2012 TV Series.
Miyamoto Usagi is a samurai rabbit and master swordsman from an alternative universe's 16th century Edo Period in Japan, where animals are the dominant species, not humans. He appeared in two episodes of the 1987 series. Usagi Yojimbo is a comic book series created by Stan Sakai starring the ronin hero rabbit, Miyamoto Usagi, which had several crossovers with the TMNT comics; apparently the TV show writers did not understand the distinction and misnamed the character after the comic book.
The character returned for the 2003 animated series with his actual name Miyamoto Usagi, and became a friend and close ally of the turtles, especially developing a strong friendship with Leonardo, since both are swordsmen. Leonardo also ended up in Usagi's dimension when Ultimate Draco scattered the five mutants to different parts of the multiverse.
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa
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