List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters
The following is a list of main characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
- 1 Main protagonists
- 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 Dale McGillicutty
- 5.7 Groundchuck and Dirtbag
- 5.8 Doctor El
- 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 Muckman
- 5.18 Old Hob
- 5.19 Pete
- 5.20 Perri Grey
- 5.21 Pizza Face
- 5.22 Sandstorm
- 5.23 Sally Pride
- 5.24 Scrag
- 5.25 Scratch
- 5.26 Sergeant Bananas
- 5.27 Scumbug
- 5.28 Uncanny Trio
- 5.29 Verminator-X
- 5.30 Walkabout
- 5.31 Wyrm
- 6 Other major characters
- 7 Crossover characters
- 8 References
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a team of mutant red-eared sliders named after four Renaissance artists and living in the sewers of New York City, where they train by day and fight crime from by night as ninjas.
Michelangelo is the most stereotypical of the Ninja Turtles, wearing an orange mask and wielding a pair of nunchucks.
Donatello is the scientist, inventor, engineer and technological genius of the Ninja Turtles, wearing a purple mask and wielding a bo-staff.
Raphael is the bad boy of the Ninja Turtles, wearing a red mask and wielding a pair of sai.
In the IDW comics, Splinter, as Yoshi, was a member of the Foot Clan until he defected upon learning of Shredder's true intentions. Thus, he was branded a traitor by Shredder and killed along with his wife, Tang Shen, and their four newborn sons. Centuries later, Yoshi and his sons were reborn in a company called StockGen when his DNA was combined with brown rat DNA and theirs with red-eared slider DNA, bringing them back to life as a mutant brown rat and four mutant red-eared sliders.
In the 2012 cartoon, Splinter (voiced by Hoon Lee) is once again Hamato Yoshi, a Zen philosopher and expert of Ninjutsu whose clan of ninjas had a historical rivalry with the Foot Clan before the Foot were defeated when he was 2 years old, and Oroku Saki (the Foot Clan's heir) was adopted into the Hamato family. Despite being raised as brothers, both Yoshi and Saki eventually became rivals due to the love of Tang Shen, whose decision to marry Yoshi drove Saki into learning of his true heritage and turn against his adoptive brother, killing Shen and adopting Karai, who was Yoshi and Shen's beloved baby daughter Miwa then, while leaving he birth father for dead. Traveling to New York City, Yoshi had just bought the Turtles from a pet store when he overheard a conversation in a nearby ally between two human-disguised Kraangdroids who attempted to kill him for spying on them. Yoshi fought back, eventually knocking a canister of mutagen out of their hands and getting covered with the mutagen inside when it smashed, and the Turtle's bowl with it. As the result of stepping on a brown rat while entering the alley, he mutated into a humanoid mutant brown rat while the Turtles mutated into their current mutant state.
April O'Neil is a plucky human companion of the Ninja Turtles, who she met when they saved her from a squadron of MOUSERS chasing her down the sewers. She embarked on many of the Turtles' adventures and aids them by doing the work in public while the Turtles cannot.
In the 1987 cartoon, April (voiced by Renae Jacobs) is a television news reporter broadcasting on crime in the city. When Shredder saw that she was getting too much about the Foot Clan, he sent Bebop and Rocksteady's gang to chase her down the sewers, where she was saved by the Turtles and thus be came an ally to them.
In the IDW comics, April is a student intern at StockGen taken as the assistant of Dr. Chet Allen to help him on an experiment on the four baby turtles whose DNA are soon to create the Ninja Turtles and the rat that's DNA is soon to create Splinter.
In the 2012 cartoon, April (voiced by Mae Whitman) is a teenage beauty whose mother was experimented on by the Kraang before she was born to ensure the birth of the perfect human-Kraang mutant. Realizing how special she was, her father Kirby saved the baby April and escaped to New York City until sixteen years later, when the Kraang finally caught up with them and saw their chance to get her, but the Turtles intervened. As payment for saving her, she became the Turtles' first human friend, as well as Donatello's love interest and possibly girlfriend. She was even offered by Splinter to be trained as a kunoichi. This friendship with the Turtles was left in a disappointing strain when her father was accidentally mutated, but after they saved her from the Foot Clan, she eventually mended their relationship by apologizing for her attitude and sealing it with her first kiss for Donatello, who went on to help her discover the truth about her origin and thus retro-mutated her father.
Arnold Bernid "Casey" Jones Jr. is a hockey-masked vigilante armed with an assortment of sporting goods that he carries in a golf bag, whose caring family used to own an amazing shop until the Purple Dragons broke in and burned it to the ground, killing his father and taking his mother and sister hostage. Beaten savagely by Hun and dedicating himself to fighting crime, he became a close ally of the Ninja Turtles, who he met after having a fight with Raphael. Arrogant and aggressive, he is shown the error of his ways and continues to fight alongside the Turtles throughout their adventures.
In the 1987 cartoon, Casey (voiced by Pat Fraley) is a crazed vigilante who goes after all sorts of criminals, from robbers to litterers. Adopting a Dirty Harry-like persona, he never took off his mask in the series (even when going undercover once in business suit), nor did he play as central of a role than comic book counterpart. Sometimes teaming up with the Turtles' other human friend April, he has only appeared in at least 5 episodes and still remained an enigmatic and mysterious character in the series.
In the IDW comics, Casey is young college scholarship who was left half an orphan when his mother died from cancer and his father Arnold became an alcoholic thug who did his daily frustration on his son.
In the 2012 cartoon, Casey (voiced by Josh Peck) is the teenage son of a former NHL player at April's school who April was assigned to tutor for a school assignment, and eventually became something more than friends, much to Donatello's jealousy. This unfortunately almost put April and Casey in jeopardy when the Turtles saved both humans from Mutagen Man and a squad of Foot-Bots lead by Karai and Chrome Dome, so after April met with the Turtles again to owe them her gratitude for their mistake that caused her father's mutation, Casey took up the role of getting rid of all the criminals and troublesome mutants inhabiting the city as an amateur vigilante. He encountered Raphael during a fight with the Purple Dragons and later followed him to the Turtle Lair, where he is introduced by April to the other three Turtles and Splinter. However, he unknowingly led a pair of Foot-Bots to the lair as well, so he and Raphael had no other choice but to set aside their differences and stop them before the lair's location is exposed to the Foot Clan.
Dreadmon was a mutant red wolf and deceased ally of the Ninja Turtles.
As a human South African native, he and his mother were exiled from their tribe to Jamaica by his father, an outspoken arpatheid opponent, for fearing for their safety. Growing up as a teenage thief living in abject poverty, he eventually stole a magical talisman and unwittingly used it to mutate himself into a humanoid red wolf-like form. Despite this, he became friends to the Ninja Turtles and later joined the Mighty Mutanimals with his best friend, Jagwar.
Jagwar was a mutant jaguar and deceased ally of the Ninja Turtles.
As the son of the Amazon tribal woman Juntarra and a powerful jaguar spirit, he was left by his mother out in the jungle to fend for himself as she went on a personal quest to find the "path of the four winds". Growing up, he quickly befriended the Ninja Turtles when the aftermath of an intergalactic adventure crash-landed them back to Earth and into his jungle. Together, Jagwar helped them out on a mission to rescue April O'Neil and a tribe of enslaved natives from a band of mercenaries who were threatening to cut down his rainforest home. This heroic act later earned him a place in the Mighty Mutanimals alongside his best friend, Dreadmon.
Leatherhead is a mutant American alligator and hot-headead ally of the Ninja Turtles.
As a baby alligator, he escaped a pet store robbery by finding his way into the sewers, where he was found by a pair of Utroms and brought back to their headquarters in TCRI. There, he was exposed to their mutagen, thus mutating into a more intelligent humanoid form, and cared for very much by the aliens as if they were his parents. Leatherhead later got separated from his "family" when the TCRI building self-destructed and retreated back into the sewers, only to be attacked by a big-time hunter named Mr. Marlin, who injured his left eye. The Ninja Turtles saved him and brought him to their old home, but when four Foot Clan ninjas and promised him a Transmat device. Leatherhead complied, believing this device could return him to the Utrom home world. The Turtles intervened when they saw him trusting the Foot (even though their main idea was to help Leatherhead out). However, the Transmat was already complete, but it blew up in Leatherhead's face, enraging him to kill to of his Foot Clan assistants. Blaming the Turtles for wrecking his attempt to return "home", he went on to become an enemy to them, but received a change of heart when they saved him from Old Hob.
In the 1987 cartoon, Leatherhead (voiced by Jim Cummings) was a giant American alligator living in the Everglades who swam in a part of his swamp that was polluted with mutagen by Shredder and Krang, and mutated into his current mutant form. Becoming an enemy of the Ninja Turtles, he first started hunting the Punk Frogs and then tried to help Shredder hunt the Turtles themselves. Leatherhead eventually cross paths with the Rat King, and allied himself with him to eliminate the Turtles when his plan to trick them into killing each other failed.
In the 2012 cartoon, Leatherhead (voiced by Peter Lurie) was an American alligator that was originally owned by a kind boy until his parents found out and flushed him down their bathroom toilet into the sewer. The Kraang found him, took him back to Dimension X and experimented on him, mutating him into an 8 ft. humanoid mutant alligator with a tough hide, uncontrollable force in his spirit, keen sense and superhuman strength. But since they were unable to break his spirit, Leatherhead eventually escaped through the portal that they used to travel to Earth. Stealing the power cell that powered the portal, he returned to the sewers and spent the next 6 months guarding the cell with a maze of booby traps, swearing to keep it away from the Kraang (so they wouldn't start their invasion) at the cost of his own life. He first appeared in "It Came From The Depths," where he was saved by Ninja Turtles from the Kraang when they were demanding the power cell's location. After being convinced by Michelangelo to take him back to their lair to be nursed back to health, the other three Turtles went out to find the power cell. Unfortunately, Leatherhead attacked them after finding out and went berserk, only to be kicked out of the lair by Splinter. Michelangelo, feeling sorry for his new friend, followed him back to his lair (with the other Turtles following), where Leatherhead explained the power cell's purpose and entrusted it into their hands as soon as the Kraang returned to demand it back. In "TCRI," after the Turtles lost the cell to the Kraang, they went to Leatherhead to ask for the portal's location, and in return, he helped them fight against Traag when the Kraang used the portal to bring him through. However, when they started using the portal to bring something else (possibly Granitor) through, Leatherhead sacrificed himself by entering the portal to stop it, dragging Traag with him. In "Into Dimension X," he was revealed to have survived the portal closing and has rapidly aged (due to the time difference between Earth and Dimension X). After sending a message to the Turtles through a Kraang communication orb warning them that the Kraang have perfected their mutagen, Michelangelo led a rescue mission for Leatherhead and together they stopped the Kraang from pouring the mutagen through the various portals while Donatello closed them all down, thus leaving one open for them to return to their own dimension. In "The Invasion," Leatherhead accompanied Splinter with finding the Turtles (who fled the lair when the Kraang invaded it) until they were cornered by Shredder, who seemingly killed him by slicing into his hide and sending falling into the river. In "Battle for New York," Leatherhead was shown to have survived his wounds and recruited as second-in-command of the Mighty Mutanimals as they worked with the Turtles to take back the city from the Kraang.
Mondo Gecko is a mutant green gecko and one of the first teenage allies of the Ninja Turtles, who shares a close relationship with Michelangelo.
As a human professional skateboarder, he spent more of his teenage life playing in a local heavy metal band and always had his girlfriend, Candy Fine, stick by him. One day, while the band was practicing in Shredder's former hideout, the Ninja Turtles tried to intervene by stating the dangers inside, but Mondo already got Krang's discarded mutagen on himself, thus mutating into a humanoid green gecko due to placing his pet green gecko on his shoulder. As a result, he was forced to leave the band and break up with Candy. The Turtles eventually turned his problems around by recruiting him as a member of the Mighty Mutanimals, unwittingly earning back Candy's faith.
In the 1987 cartoon, Mondo (voiced by John Mariano) was a baby gecko that was dropped into the sewers and mutated into his current mutant form by the same mutagen that mutated the Ninja Turtles and Splinter. However, he was later taken and raised by a street gang led by Mr. X, but when Michelangelo found out, he convinced Mondo to turn on his boss. After receiving his change of heart, Mondo helped fight Mr. X and ended his criminal career, moving to the sewers as a neighbor of the Turtles and Splinter.
In the IDW comics, Mondo was part of a mutant army established by Old Hob after being mutated by Hob's ally, Lindsey Baker.
In the 2012 cartoon, Mondo (voiced by Robbie Rist) was introduced as Jason, a teenage skateboarding star who skating home one night when a vial of mutagen fell on his head. As the result of placing his pet leopard gecko, Lars, on his shoulder, he mutated into a 4 ft. humanoid mutant leopard gecko and was left by his parents out on the streets, where he spent his days skateboarding until he was taken in as an errand boy by Fishface (who was called "Mr. X" by his underlings). He first appeared in "Meet Mondo Gecko," where he made quick friends with Michelangelo and Casey Jones, eventually seeing the true colors of his boss when he was challenged to race against him. Thus, Mondo defected from the Foot Clan and became friends with the Turtles.
Ray Fillet (originally called Man Ray) is a mutant manta ray and small-time marine life ally of the Ninja Turtles on various occasions.
As Jack Finney, a human marine biologist who worked the Boroughs Aquarium in New Jersey, he was scuba-diving into a pipe on Bayview Beach one night when a barrel of mutagen was accidentally spilled into the pipe by Bebop and Rocksteady, polluting the water and washing him into the river. Thus, Finney mutated into a humanoid manta ray due to holding one of the aquarium's manta rays during a marine biology show and began taking action to stop Shredder's Fourth of July scheme. After saving the Ninja Turtles from a torpedo launched by the Foot Clan from their submarine, Ray defeated Shredder in a fist-fight underwater and dragged him to shore. However, Shredder saw the opportunity to kick sand in his face as a means of making his escape. Later on, Ray continued to help the Turtles on occasional missions and was recruited as a member of the Mighty Mutanimals.
In the IDW comics, Ray was a mutant prisoner of the Null Group alongside Sally Pride until they were freed and recruited by Old Hob's Mighty Mutanimals.
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.
In the IDW comics, Mutagen Man is a failed attempt at combining several different animal breeds into one mutant. When The Mutanimals found him strapped to a bed, they tried to free him. Although he is told that he's being saved, Mutagen Man has a different idea of the term by forcing Old Hob's gun to his dome and urging him to fire. Hob refuses and they all escape the facility together. Later, Mutagen Man was given the name "Seymour Guts" by Mondo Gecko.
In the 2012 cartoon, Mutagen Man (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) was introduced as Timothy, a young ineffective ice cream vendor who, after witnessing the Turtles' first battle with Baxter Stockman from his apartment window, dedicated himself into fighting crime a wannabe superhero in a turtle costume called The Pulverizer. When he was exposed to mutagen, he dissolved into a 6 ft. mutant blob of mutagen with floating organs and a disintegrating touch that was the result of having not coming in contact with any animal or plant.
Her real name is Umeko, but for reasons that were never fully revealed she goes by the name "Ninjara." She is generally accepted as Raphael's girlfriend in the TMNT Archie comic series. While Splinter first thought she was an "atomic child", she was actually once part of an ancient race of humanoid foxes living on a hidden island off the coast of Japan. She ended up becoming a thief and assassin for the villainous dog-man Chien Kahn, but then had a change of heart when she met the Turtles, and fell in love with Raphael. She helped out on many missions, from the Far and the Middle East to Dimension X. Her family life was explored more in detail when her younger brother managed to track her down and convince her to come back home. The Turtles discovered the island was hidden by fog banks, but despite this, it had been discovered by an opportunistic, greedy hunter. She was a powerful member of the team from issue #29 until issue #70, when the relationship between her and Raphael came to an end due to personal differences.
Al'Falqua is a mutant 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 mutant frogs who are the counterparts of the Ninja Turtles.
In the 1987 series, 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 series, the Punk Frogs were created by mutagen poured into their pond near the O'Neil family farmhouse. 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.
Genghis Frog is a member of the Punk Frogs. He is named after Genghis Khan.
In the 1987 cartoon, Genghis Frog (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a Punk Frog that is armed with an axe.
In the 2012 cartoon, Genghis 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 Bonafrog (voiced by Jon Heder who played the title role in Napoleon Dynamite) is depicted as a clumsy frog disliked by his brethren, which leads to his befriending 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 1987s cartoon, Rasputin the Mad Frog (voiced by Nicholas Omana) is a Punk Frog that is armed with a bow and arrow.
In the 2012 cartoon, Rasputin the Mad Frog (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is the adviser to Attila the Frog.
Renet Tilley is a rather reluctant, spoiled, and impulsive teenager whose parents, also denizens of the 79th Level, hoped that apprenticing her to Lord Simultaneous would help her develop some kind of common sense. Curious and impatient as she was, she did not care very much for studying. Renet first met the Turtles fooling around, when one day out of boredom she snatched her master's Time Scepter and was caught by him. She replied immediately and time-traveled off with Lord Simultaneous’ Sceptre of the Sands of Time to Earth - more specifically to 1986 New York City. Renet and the Turtles became friends, but Simultaneous appeared and sent Renet into a panic. Fleeing Simultaneous further, she and the Turtles went to 1406 A.D., straight into a castle siege. The castle belonged to the dark mage Savanti Romero, a former, but exiled student of Simultaneous, and the besiegers were the soldiers of Cerebus, who was after some scrolls, that Romero had stolen. Romero also managed to grab the Time Scepter, and the Turtles and Renet had to contend with Cerebus' help to attack the castle and get the Sceptre back from Savanti Romero. The force was no match for Romero's magic. Before it came to the worst, Simultaneous appeared. Romero attacked Lord Simultaneous who took the Time Scepter again and cast Savanti into prehistoric times. He handed the scrolls to Cerebus, sent the Turtles back again to their time, and sent Renet to wipe dust in his huge library to.
In the 2003 cartoon, Renet (voiced by Liza Jacqueline) undergone some minor changes in her backstory, where she is shown to be quite a scatterbrained person who came to her friends with good intentions, but with little practical skill she caused some problems across space and time. This leads to her transporting herself and the Turtles back to the medieval age to which Savanti Romero was banished, which resulted in the loss of the Time Scepter to Ultimate Drako, the fused form of the Ultimate Ninja and Drako. It would later be recovered and entrusted to Renet again, leading to another encounter with Romero in the Cretaceous Period. She would later appear at April and Casey's wedding, watching form a distance.
In the IDW comics, Renet has her debut in a special story, where she "invites" the Turtles to the interdimensional Battle Nexus tournament. In this version she is also Lord Simultaneous' pupil in magic, dimension travel, and apparently his successor in the Dimensional Council. At the time in which she appears for the first time, the cruel Councilor Nieli hosted a series of merciless gladiator fights, which only he really liked. Renet was also against the games for personal motives, because one of the champions, the warrior Baltizar, had won her heart. For this reason, they brought the Turtles to the hub of the dimensions and helped the culmination of these events to instigate an uprising against Nieli which meant that Nieli was banished and the games were transformed into a far more peaceful affair.
In the 2012 cartoon, Renet (voiced by Ashley Johnson) is a young immature timestress who, like Michelangelo, makes rash decisions that sometimes gets her and others into trouble. She also becomes the object of Michelangelo's affections.
Tattoo is a sumo wrestler whose tattoos can be used as weapons.
In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Planet of the Turtleloids" Pt. 1, Tattoo (voiced by Rob Paulsen) was not a human being at all but a hamster mutated by the Shredder into human form. The Ninja Turtles encounter him vandalizing a pet shop. After a scuffle in which a confused angered Tattoo wraps himself up in electrical wire, he is electrocuted and reverted into hamster form. Leonardo deduces that Shredder kidnapped the hamster from that very same pet store and all he wanted was to return home.
In the Archie Comics he asked Splinter for a favor and requested that the TMNT rescue his chihuahua dog "Inky" from a group of Yakuza who wanted him to throw his next fight for gambling purposes. Tattoo states that he can't lose the match as it will ruin his career. The TMNT vow to help him get his pooch back without having to throw the match. While Tattoo is engaged in his Sumo match, the TMNT, Ninjara and the Warrior Dragon infiltrate the mob headquarters and rescue the fiesty pup. Tattoo wins his match and the Turtles return Inky to his beloved master. The wrestler awards Leonardo a katana as thanks for saving his dog.
The Foot Clan is an evil ninja organization that is usually run by the Shredder.
Shredder is the leader of the Foot Clan and arch-enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
Originally born in feudal Japan as Oroku Saki, he grew up alongside his older brother Nagi, a Foot Clan ninjutsu master who was killed in a feud against fellow ninjutsu master Hamato Yoshi over the love of a young woman named Tang Shen, resulting in Yoshi fleeing with Shen to America. Angry over his brother's death, Saki took Nagi's place in the Foot Clan to be trained as a ninja, quickly becoming one of their deadliest warriors while rising up the ranks and was chosen to lead the Foot's American branch. Operating in New York under the name of "The Shredder", Saki used the opportunity to avenge his brother by killing Yoshi and Shen, as well as having The Foot participate in variety of criminal activities under his leadership, including drug smuggling, arms running, and assassination. Fifteen years later, Shredder was challenged by the Ninja Turtles, who were trained as ninjas by Yoshi's pet rat, Splinter, to avenge his master. After a lengthy rooftop battle where Shredder seemed to be winning, Leonardo managed to plunge his sword through Shredder's torso. Defeated, Shredder was offered the opportunity to commit seppuku, but he refused and detonated a thermite grenade in an attempt to destroy them. However, in the last second, Donatello used his bo to knock Shredder off the building to his death, accomplishing his and the other three Turtles' mission as they returned home, having faded away into the night as full-fledged ninjas.
In the 1987 cartoon, Shredder (voiced by James Avery), as Saki, is a member of the Foot Clan trained alongside Hamato Yoshi in Japan under the wise master Pasang. After Saki framed him for the attempted murder of a visiting sensei, Yoshi exiled himself to New York City, where he lived in the sewers with four pet turtles that were accidentally dropped down a storm drain. In the following years, Saki took leadership of the Foot Clan under his Shredder persona and met a trans-dimensional alien called Krang, who gave him advanced technology to replace the Foot Ninja with robots called the Foot Soldiers. Shredder secretly moved to New York, where he crossed paths with Yoshi after many years believing his old rival was dead. In an attempt to kill his old foe, Shredder dumped mutagen in the sewers. However, this instead mutated Yoshi into Splinter, who then started training the also mutated Turtles in ninjutsu to stop Shredder's rise to power over the city's criminal underworld.
In the IDW comics, Oroku Saki was a high-ranking member of the Foot Clan in feudal Japan along with Hamato Yoshi. While Yoshi focused on his family, Saki surpassed him and was promoted as the Foot's jonin (leader). After an argument on his style of leadership, Saki sent ninja to murder Yoshi, Tang Shen and their four sons. With the help of Kitsune, Saki stole regenerative ooze from an Utrom known as "The Iron Demon" (later revealed to be Krang himself), which was used to preserve his body until he was awakened by his descendant, Oroku Karai, three centuries later in modern-day New York. Seeking control in his forthcoming battle for power, Shredder offers Splinter, one of the rats experimented at a genetics company called StockGen, a place in his army but Splinter refuses, revealing himself to be a genetically-reincarnated Hamato Yoshi. This enraged Shredder, who then attacked the rat after the revealing himself as Saki, and was about to kill him when Yoshi's four sons, now genetically reborn as the Ninja Turtles, arrived to rescue their father.
In the 2012 cartoon, Shredder (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson), as Saki, was the son of the Foot Clan jonin, who was orphaned as a baby when the Foot went extinct after a long-term conflict with the peacekeeping Hamato Clan, and taken in by Hamato Yoshi's father, the Hamato Clan jonin, as another son. Despite being raised as brothers, both Saki and Yoshi eventually became rivals due to the love of Tang Shen, whose decision to marry Yoshi drove Saki to discover his true heritage and turn on his former brother, eventually destroying everything Yoshi held dear, including Tang Shen (who Saki killed by accident) and the entire Hamato Clan (starting with the destruction of the Hamato Clan monastery, which resulted with Saki's head getting burned scarred and hairless). Blaming Shen's death on Yoshi, Shredder decided to spare Yoshi and Shen's baby daughter Miwa and raise her as Karai while transforming the newly restored Foot Clan into a powerful crime syndicate.
Karai is a high-ranking member of the Foot Clan employed as Shredder's second-in-command and both an ally and enemy of the Ninja Turtles, as well as Leonardo's part-time love interest, which earning her a petty rivalry between her and Raphael.
In the 2003 cartoon, Karai (voiced by Karen Neil) was a beautiful orphan who was taken in by Shredder as his adopted daughter and trained in ninjutsu as an aspiring practitioner of bushido, thus becoming the highest-ranking members of the Foot Clan, similar in status to Hun (who holds a grudge against her). Throughout the series, she is an ally and enemy to the Turtles, sharing a complicated relationship with Leonardo and revealing to be the only Foot member who knew that Shredder was really an Utrom.
In the IDW comics, Oroku Karai is a descendant of Shredder's living in present-day New York City about 300 years after her ancestor's supposed death in feudal Japan. As a teenager, she unwittingly discovered the Ashi no Himitsu, a book detailing the secret history of the Foot Clan, in her father Yori's library and began to learn about the history of her ancestors in the Foot, using the detailed martial arts instructions to train in the clan's unique style of ninjutsu. One night, she had a vision of Shredder appearing before her and guiding her to rebuild the Foot from a business enterprise to a clan of ninja warriors. She assisted in Shredder's resurrection and remained as the clan's chunin (second-in-command) until Shredder convinced Leonardo to join him. Karai, in her jealousy, secretly began to create and recruit a mutant army for the Foot, thus earning back Shredder's trust and her place in the Foot after the Turtles recover their leader.
In the 2012 cartoon, Karai (voiced by Kelly Hu) was introduced as Hamato Miwa, the beautiful teenage daughter of Hamato Yoshi and Tang Shen, who was adopted into the Foot Clan by Shredder following his battle with her father that resulted in her mother's death and the scarring of his own face. Shredder has since raised her as his own, telling her that Splinter is responsible for her mother's death. Leonardo immediately saw some good in her when they first met in her first appearance in "New Girl in Town," despite his brother's and Splinter's doubts, and tried to befriend her as his love interest. However, after Splinter found out about Karai's true identity in "Showdown," he first told Leonardo in "Follow the Leader," and some time later the other Turtles and April (whose tessen was he originally wanted to give Karai) in "Wormquake," that Leonardo might be right about the good in her, if she accepts the truth. Leonardo tried several times in "Wormquake," to tell her the truth, but she dismissed it as a lie. But in "The Wrath of Tiger Claw," she began to have doubts towards whether or not Shredder is telling the truth. She lied to April that she'll believe she is Splinter's daughter and initially allowed Leonardo to take her to the Turtle lair (to Raphael's dismay) in order to lead Tiger Claw, but soon found out that she really was being told the truth, and began to regret her actions. She made up for it by helping the Turtles fight Tiger Claw, but he overpowered her and took her back to Shredder, who responded by imprisoning her. In "Vengeance is Mine", Karai was rescued by the Turtles and brought back to the lair. However, after hearing the story of their rivalry and her mother's death, she returned to face Shredder alone, but got captured again and used as bait for a trap in Stockman-Fly's lab to mutate the Turtles into snakes (reasoning that, as the natural enemy of the rat, the mutated turtle-snakes would then eat Splinter, who would be unable to fight his sons). But Shredder accidentally caused Karai to fall into the mutagen instead, turning her into a mutant white horned viper with two extra heads for hands and a venomous spit that went on a rampage before escaping as she regained control of herself when about to kill Splinter. Although Donatello hoped to create retro-mutagen to cure Karai, it was revealed that she is a special kind of mutant and can almost completely change back to her human self, retaining only her snake eyes and tongue.
Baxter Stockman is a mad scientist and human enemy of the Ninja Turtles, becoming employed by Shredder in most incarnations.
After creating the MOUSERS, with April O'Neil as his computer programmer, Stockman used them to commit strange bank robberies by allowing them to dig small tunnels leading into the vaults. April found out and tried to escape through the MOUSER factory elevator, but Stockman sent the elevator (with her still in it) down to the sewer level, where a squadron of MOUSERS were waiting to capture her. The Ninja Turtles saved her and successfully infiltrated the factory, stopping Stockman and leaving him in police custody. However, he escaped some time later and began using technology from DARPA to build a robot body for him to install his own brain into, making him a cyborg. Stockman tried getting revenge on the Turtles, but his new body was electrocuted and seemingly destroyed. Only his glasses remained.
In the 1987 cartoon, Stockman (voiced by Pat Fraley) was a misguided inventor who tried billing his MOUSERS to the Ajax Pest Control company, but was told that it would only run them out of business and was kicked out of the building. Watching the whole scene through security cameras, Shredder approached him by offering him an even better job (which was excepted), first having Stockman create a master control device for the MOUSERS so that the Foot Clan could use them to destroy the Ninja Turtles. However, the Turtles destroyed these MOUSERS and found Stockman's name on one of them, thus leading them to confront him and escape in his van (which later became the Turtle Van). Following various incidents made by the Turtles during his service in the Foot that all ended with him getting abused by Shredder, Stockman was tasked to accompany Bebop and Rocksteady through an unstable portal to Dimension X to meet with Krang. Unfortunately, Krang saw no use in his scientific expertise and decided to kill him by tossing him into a mutagen-powered disintegration chamber, which instead mutated Stockman into a mutant housefly due to letting a housefly land on his clothes and get tossed into the unit with him. Blaming the Turtles and Shredder, Stockman fled Dimension X to take his revenge but was convinced by Shredder that the Turtles alone were responsible for his mutation and took him back to the clan, promising to have him retro-mutated once they have the Turtles pay.
In the IDW comics, Stockman is the head of the StockGen company that created the Turtles and Splinter, who was tasked by Krang to experiment on mutagen.
In the 2012 cartoon, Stockman (voiced by Phil LaMarr) was a child prodigy who always had an evil streak in his heart due to being pushed around by his classmates at school, so he decided to develop an amazing brilliance by present a plastic volcano with real lava, but this ended up burning down the gym and getting him expelled. He went on to re-develop this brilliance by getting a job as an inventor at TCRI, but after getting fired for an incident that involved spilled copier toner, he vowed revenge on his classmates and co-workers for make a mockery of his failing intellect. In "MOUSERS Attack," he was shown to have created the MOUSERS to steal electronics, but when they interfered with the Foot Clan's new plan to kill the Ninja Turtles, Stockman was brought before Shredder and his life was eventually spared in exchange for his services. In "Baxter's Gambit," Stockman became tired of being harassed and threatened by Dogpound and Fishface, so he trapped them and the Turtles in a deadly maze. He was defeated when both groups unexpectedly joined forces against him, and he fled the Foot Clan. In "Mikey Gets Shellacne," Stockman secured a large amount of mutagen for creating a mutant army for himself. Unfortunately, he was sought out by Karai to be taken back into the Foot when he was cornered by Dogpound, who was then promised to be retro-mutated by Stockman, despite his mutation into Rahzar. As a precautionary measure, Rahzar placed a collar containing miniature mutagen vials around Stockman's neck in case he attempted another betrayal. In "The Lonely Mutation of Baxter Stockman," Shredder became very wary of Stockman's poor progress of making effective mutants for his army and activated the mutagen collar on him. As the result of a housefly landing on his nose before the collar exploded, Stockman mutated into a humanoid mutant housefly with a lobster claw for a right hand, a vertical mouth releasing an acidic spit, heightened hearing and superhuman flight speed. Planning to make himself more human, he kidnapped April and threatened to merge with her through mutagen and become one unless Donatello hands over the retro-mutagen he developed so Stockman can retro-mutate himself. However, because of April's Kraang-altered genetic code, she was immune to the mutagen and after a chase through the city for retromutagen meant for Wingnut, Stockman was recaptured by Rahzar and taken before Shredder to pledge complete loyalty to the Foot Clan, believing them to be his best chance for his retro-mutation.
Bebop and Rocksteady
As two human punks from a street gang which was said to have connections with the Foot Clan, Bebop and Rocksteady were mutated by Shredder into a humanoid warthog and black rhino due to petting a warthog and black rhino that the Foot were keeping in their lair's basement. In time, their animals sides eventually surfaced when dreaming and longing for the "old days" as a regular warthog and rhino in the wild. But this didn't work out for them when facing the Ninja Turtles, and as a result, Shredder banished them to an Eden World in Dimension X. They simply enjoyed their stay there, but returned to Earth with Krang, Amtrax and Bellybomb to resume their service to Shredder and battles against the Turtles.
In the 1987 cartoon, Bebop (voiced by Barry Gordon) and Rocksteady (voiced by Cam Clarke) were part of a street gang mostly employed by Shredder. When April O'Neil was getting to much about crime in the city, including the Foot Clan, Shredder sent Bebop and Rocksteady's gang to hunt her down. However, April fled to the sewers, where the Ninja Turtles saved her and defeated the entire gang in a fist fight. Following this humiliating setback, Shredder came up with a plan against the Turtles by mutating members of the gang into becoming powerful enough kill them. Both Bebop and Rocksteady volunteered (though both were oblivious of what it would entail), thus getting mutated by Shredder's mutagen ray into a mutant warthog and black rhinoceros due to being brought into direct contact with a warthog an black rhino that Shredder abducted from the zoo. But despite their mutations, both Bebop and Rocksteady remained very incompetent when it came roses trotting the Turtles with bride force and carrying out the Foot's schemes.
In the IDW comics, Bebop and Rocksteady were a pair of thugs who were kicked out of their gang, but joined the Foot Clan to exact revenge. This eventually earned them their respect from Karai, who then mutated them into a mutant warthog and white rhinoceros, but upon Shredder's return and a job screwup, Bebop and Rocksteady came to believe that Karai was dead and reported that she deserted the Foot, thus allowing Shredder to seek Leonardo as her replacement. Overhearing everything, Karai sent a few Foot Ninja to kill the duo, but Bebop and Rocksteady pleaded for a second chance which she excepted, earning back her place in the Foot Clan and beside Shredder, who had Bebop and Rocksteady carry out various schemes such as trying to help Alopex defeat Raphael and successfully killing Donatello, whose brain the Turtles placed into Metalhead as a means of reviving him.
In the 2012 cartoon, Bebop (voiced by J. B. Smoove) and Rocksteady (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) were introduced as Anton Zeck, a professional thief in a Tron-like suit with high-tech gadgets, and his boss Ivan Steranko, a Russian arms dealer and artifact collector with a diamond right eye (which was the result of an accidental gunshot made by Zeck in an earlier encounter) and the ability to tell the difference between a fake artifact and a real one who is old friend and business partner of Shredder. In "The Legend of the Kuro Kabuto," Steranko sent Zeck to steal Shredder's helmet, the titular Kuro Kabuto, so that he could add it to his collection. Following the theft, where he left his calling card on a glued-down Rahzar, Zeck ran into the Ninja Turtles, who stole the Kabuto from him. They, along with the Foot Clan, fought Zeck over the helmet but he managed to evade them. However, when he met up with Steranko in his helicopter, they discovered that Leonardo swapped the helmet for a pack of dirty diapers at the last minute. As a result, Steranko vowed to pop Zeck's face like blueberry. In "Serpent Hunt," several months after the Kraang conquered the city, Zeck and Steranko, desperate to escape their grasp, planned on hunting Karai as a means of trading her with Shredder in exchange for the Foot securing their safe departure from the city. The duo succeeded, but Shredder was pretty livid at the revaluation that Steranko was behind the theft of his helmet and a fight against him and the Turtles ensued over Karai, who eventually escaped. Enraged, Shredder proceeded to have the duo mutated in Stockman-Fly's lab despite Steranko's pleas for forgiveness. As the result of Stockman-Fly pour warthog an white rhinoceros DNA into two different mutagen batches, Zeck and Steranko mutated into a tall and thin humanoid mutant warthog with a short left tusk, heightened smell, superhuman strength, and the high tech parts of his suit fused onto his skin and an 8 ft. humanoid mutant white rhino with a hook-lipped mouth, a jagged horn used as a sword or battering ram, superhuman strength and charging speed, and the tops of his knuckle dusters and shoulder pads (which end up assuming a different shape and growing a third spike on each) fused onto his skin. In "The Pig and the Rhino," Bebop and Rocksteady pledged complete loyalty to the Foot Clan and were sent by Shredder to find Karai again. However, the duo decided to withdraw from the mission to exact their revenge on the Turtles, believing that if they hadn't interfered with their plan to leave the city, their mutations wouldn't have occurred. This eventually made their actual mission easier when the Turtles, April and Casey Jones unwittingly led them straight to Karai, and after a brief fight over the retro-mutagen that was meant for her, Bebop and Rocksteady successfully captured her and brought her back to Shredder, who thus promised to cure her of her misery.
Tokka and Rahzar
As a snapping turtle and gray wolf abducted from the Bronx Zoo by the Foot Clan, Tokka and Rahzar were mutated into more intelligent humanoid forms by kidnapped TCRI professor Jordan Perry under Shredder's orders, but during the process, Perry secretly altered the mutagen with the DNA of human children. This eventually gave the duo childish personalities, thus humiliating Shredder by thinking the word "master" meant "mama". However, Perry had sympathy for them and showed Shredder their full obedience, thus convincing to keep them around. The duo even proved to be more than a match for the Ninja Turtles, and after failing to stop them from rescuing Perry and causing destruction around the city, Tokka and Rahzar had the Foot deliver the Turtles a message telling them to meet the duo at a construction site near the docks for a re-match. Unfortunately, Perry had prepared a retro-mutagen for the Turtles to use, which retro-mutated both Tokka and Rahzar after a brief battle. The fate that followed the duo's retro-mutation remained unknown, but it's most likely that they could've been carted back to the zoo.
In the 1987 cartoon, Tokka (voiced by Rob Paulsen) and Rahzar (voiced by Townsend Coleman) were out-of-control alligator snapping turtle and gray wolf zoo exhibits mutated into their current mutant forms when Shredder infected their habitats. Following their first encounter with the Ninja Turtles at the Crystal Palace Mall, Tokka was captured by a mutant hunter and taken to Dirk Savage, leaving Rahzar to report back to Shredder. Rahzar made a big deal with Tokka's capture and went to fight Dirk alone, yet it was unclear of whether or not the duo was reunited following the rescue mission.
In the 2012 cartoon, Rahzar (voiced by Clancy Brown) is the only-confirmed member of the duo who appeared after being introduced as Chris Bradford, a celebrity martial arts star who is a prized pupil of Shredder, owning chaining of dojos across the country with their ninjutsu classes used for the purpose of recruiting Foot Ninjas. He first appeared in "New Friend, Old Enemy," where he sent by Shredder to find and kill the Ninja Turtles, first tricking Michelangelo into a faux friendship on a social media website. Bradford revealed his deception when he had Michelangelo captured, sparking a bitter hatred from him. However, after he failed to trick the Turtles into leading him and the Foot to Splinter and numerous repeated failures, Shredder became enraged at pupil's incompetence. In "The Gauntlet," Bradford was prepared to die with honor than continue his life of shame when confronting the Turtles near a Kraang mutagen bomb with Xever Montes. In a final attempt to finish them off, he stabbed open the mutagen bomb, which instead caused the mutagen inside to wash only him and Montes off the building. As the result of getting bitten in the knuckles by Shredder's pet akita Hatchiko, Bradford mutated into an 8 ft. humanoid mutant akita with a spiked back, a large left arm, heightened senses and superhuman strength simply dubbed Dogpound. Despite being stronger, Dogpound continued to be more incompatible at carrying out the Foot's plans due to gaining less agility than he was as human. In "Mikey Gets Shellacne," he eventually found hope when Karai ordered to return Baxter Stockman back into the Foot, believing that he could retro-mutate him. However, during a fight with Michelangelo in Stockman's lab, Dogpound fell into the lab's mutagen vat and mutated into a near-skeletal werewolf-like version of his previous form with amazing agility an bony claw projection. Having to have regained his speed and reflexes, Rahzar proved to be more deadly than before but was tricked by Michelangelo into attacking the power generators and electrifying himself and the rest of the Foot Clan. When Shredder returned from Japan, he commented that Rahzar looked terrible.
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.
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Hunter "Hun" Mason is the leader of the Purple Dragons.
As a young man, he and his gang burned down Casey's father auto shop, which caused Casey to go one on one against him. With his incredible strength, Hun nearly beat Casey to death in front of his mother until Casey managed to pull out a knife and stab him in his left neck, causing his left eye to go permanently blind. As a result, Hun got in a rage and lifted Casey and slammed him face first, which put Casey in a deep coma and on life support causing him several mental disorders. One of his old men sold him out to the cops causing him to go to jail. When he got out, he found that his gang had become the "Black Dragons," a gang working for the Foot. Hun wiped out the Black Dragons and began to rebuild his criminal empire.
In the 2003 cartoon, Hun (voiced by Greg Carey) was an exceptionally large, muscular Caucasian with blonde hair that he wore in a ponytail and Purple Dragon and Foot tattoos on his arms. Having served as a lieutenant to the Shredder and the leader of the Purple Dragons for years, he served as a recurring foe of the Turtles and a personal nemesis for Casey Jones, having set fire to a store owned by Casey's father and killing him. Despite great strength and impressive fighting ability, he constantly failed to defeat the Turtles, and was eventually replaced in his master's esteem by the Shredder's adopted daughter Karai. Despite this, Hun remained firmly loyal to his master until he learned that the Shredder was actually an Utrom who appeared human through the use of an exo-suit. He subsequently broke ties with the Foot Clan and became the full-time leader of the Purple Dragons. Subsequently the Turtles convinced Hun to join their alliance against the Demon Shredder. After they disappeared into the future for a year, Hun claimed to have killed them and wore replicas of their weapons as trophies. His lie was exposed upon their return, but Hun soon had larger problems: namely, a reformed Foot Clan under the leadership of a virtual clone of the Utrom Shredder who sought to emerge from the digital world into the real world. The Turtles managed to defeat this Shredder. In Turtles Forever, an encounter with an alternate set of turtles (from the universe of the 1980s cartoon series) resulted in Hun mutating into what he hated most...a mutant turtle himself. He joined forces with the returned Utrom Shredder and his 80s' counterpart to get revenge on the Turtles, but disappeared when his returned master attempted to wipe the Turtles from existence and nearly destroyed the multiverse in the bargain. The multiverse and everyone that was wiped out was subsequently restored.
In the IDW comics, Hun is the former alias of Arnold Jones, who in his youth was a member of the Purple Dragons, until a girl he met brought him back to an honest life. After her death, Arnold started to abuse his son Casey in a drunken stupor, which eventually led Casey to his new friends, the Turtles, who accepted him into their family. As Casey was seriously injured by the Shredder in the course of his adventures with his new family and Arnold found out about it, he came to the new found concern for his son and was finally brought back to his senses. When in the hospital bathroom, he ripped off his shirt and punched a bathroom mirror vowing never to drink alcohol again. Ironically upon Arnold being brought to him by Dark Leonardo, the Shredder (the man who had hurt Casey) offered Arnold the chance to pay for his son's medical bills when Arnold himself would become Hun again and be in his service....a offer which because of his son he finally accepted. He was rejuvenated by a serving of a mutagen-laced steroid.
In the 2012 cartoon, Hun (voiced by Eric Bauza) is the new Chinese leader of the often-defeated Purple Dragons bearing a resemblance to Bruce Lee and possessing considerable martial arts skill. Like Fong (who was the unofficial leader before Hun came along), Hun is loyal to the Shredder and a foe to Casey Jones. His presence apparently granted the Shredder control over New York's Asian street gangs and Hun went to great lengths to ingratiate himself further with his new master.
The Rat King is a more enigmatic enemy or even ally of the Ninja Turtles, with an apparent telepathic influence over rats.
As a scarred and heavily-bandaged patient at a local hospital, the unnamed man who would later be known as the Rat King was chosen to take the place of a member of a group of beings, each with juristiction over a different animal species, known as the Pantheons (the one with juristiction over rats).
Slash is a mutant turtle.
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.
In 1987 TV series, made a cameo on TV.
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. When Old Hob offered Alopex membership into the Mighty Mutanimals, Alopex declined the offer.
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 in the event that a deal can't be made between Shredder and Krang.
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.
Dale Evans McGillicutty is an intelligent human mutant who the Turtles encounter in issue 16 ("A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Story") of the Mirage Comics.
Groundchuck and Dirtbag
They 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 Robert Ridgely and Pat Fraley. They were both Shredder's latest creations after they were accidentally created by Rocksteady and Bebop at the zoo.
Groundchuck and Dirtbag were also bosses in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project. Dirtbag was a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue.
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.
She first appeared in the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Raphael Meets His Match" voiced by Pat Musick. 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 when he attacked her boat. In trying to foil Filch's plans, she was turned into a mutant lizard with an encounter to radiation. After this, she vowed to stop Filch. She and Raphael met in the episode 'Raphael Meets His Match', when Filch was holding a yacht full of people hostage and teamed together to stop him. Afterward, she followed the Turtles back to New York but was never seen again.
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."
Muckman is a garbage mutant who is an ally of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
In the 1980s' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Muckman Messes Up," Muckman (voiced by Townsend Coleman impersonating Jackie Gleason) started out as a garbageman named Garson Greer. He and his fellow garbageman Joe Junkee were exposed to mutagen when Rocksteady and Bebop accidentally poured mutagen on them where Muckman was transformed into a garbage mutant. Muckman and Joe Eyeball became allies with the Turtles when they realized that Rocksteady and Bebop were behind their mutation. Even though the Turtles planned to cure them, Muckman and Joe Eyeball declined stating that they have become comfortable with their mutant forms.
In the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Muckman (voiced by Grant Moninger) was introduced as Garson Grunge (originally voiced by Nolan North), a humble sewer worker who had encounters with mutants in the past, such as getting attacked by Leatherhead in "It Came from the Depths," a Squirrelanoids in "Invasion of the Squirrelanoids," Fungus Humongous' fear spores in "Fungus Humongous," and Pizza Face's minions in "Pizza Face". In "The Noxious Avenger," he was seen working as a garbageman when he heard a commotion involving the Turtles fighting Bebop and Rocksteady at an abandoned Kraang lab and got hit in the face with a canister of mutagen (which Bebop intentionally threw at Michelangelo) while investigating it. As the result of falling into the dumpster, Grunge mutated into a 6 ft. humanoid mutant made entirely out of garbage with a banana peel cap, an exposed and eroded skeleton, a toxic vomit, control over other garbage and dissolving abilities. Convinced by Joe Eyeball to be a hero when he found the Purple Dragons mugging a man, Muckman stopped them and beat them up. The man witnessed the action and talked about it on Joan Grody's show, becoming New York's new sensation. When the Turtles and April found Muckman and Joe Eyeball, Muckman blamed the Turtles for his mutation, yet both groups had to leave before Joan Grody could get a full glimpse of the Turtles. Upon seeing the news on Muckman, Bebop and Rocksteady planned to take advantage of this and looked for him. When they found him, he thought they were with the Turtles until they claimed that they weren't with them. They then convinced him to help them rob a Kraang lab again by claiming that it contains a cure, though Joe became suspicious of their motives. When the Turtles caught up to them, Muckman began to attack, but Bebop stopped him and told him to get the chemical while he and Rocksteady dealt with the Turtles. Muckman joined the fight and the Turtles were defeated, but they tried to reason with him and were all knocked out by Bebop's grenade. Rocksteady threw Muckman into the lab and is blasted with the Kraang's traps. Muckman found the chemical they were looking for but was blasted by another trap as Rocksteady took it from him. As a result, Muckman helped the Turtles by shooting slime at the chemical, destroying it while allowing Bebop and Rocksteady to retreat. After apologizing to the Turtles, he covered up their existence by telling Joan Grody that they were just people in costumes like the Pulverizer.
Joe Eyeball is a small creature who is Muckman's sidekick.
In the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Muckman Messes Up," Joe Eyeball (voiced by Rob Paulsen impersonating Art Carney) started out as a garbage man named Joe Junkee. He and his fellow garbageman Garson Greer were exposed to mutagen when Rocksteady and Bebop accidentally poured mutagen on them where Joe Eyeball was transformed into a small green mutant with eyestalks. Muckman and Joe Eyeball became allies with the Turtles when they realized that Rocksteady and Bebop were behind their mutation. Even though the Turtles planned to cure them, Muckman and Joe Eyeball declined stating that they have become comfortable with their mutant forms. Having developed feeling for Irma Langinstein, Joe Eyeball gave her a chunk of slime to remember him by.
Joe Eyeball appear in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "The Noxious Avengers" voiced by Grant Moninger. This version is Muckman's left eye that was given life of its own and serves as Muckman's conscious.
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 Baker, a former Stockgen scientist and try to convince her to make mutants for him. Pete appears as a member of Old Hob's Mighty Mutanimals.
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. He would later reappear as a member of the Mighty Mutanimals along with Slash, Leatherhead, and Dr. Rockwell, helping the Turtles defeat the Kraang and save New York.
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) 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 (resembling Pizza the Hut from the movie Spaceballs). He has control over pizzas around him. The pizzas have a mind of their own and desire to be consumed which will cause the person who ate them to fall into a zombie-like state "to serve their delicious master". He first appeared in the episode "Pizza Face," where Michelangelo went to Antonio's Pizza after his free Antonio's pizza attacked him when he refused to eat it. Mikey found Pizza Face's victims and was attacked by them in an alley by a pay phone that mentions Triceradons (which may be a spoiler for future episodes). 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 his way out. 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.
Sally Pride is a mutant lioness who appears in the IDW comics. She alongside Ray are shown as mutant prisoners of the Null Group at the trainyard. Sally and Ray are later freed by Old Hob's Mighty Mutanimals and join up with them.
Scrag is a member of Rocksteady and Bebop's gang in the 80's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. In his later appearances, he had the appearance of a mutant bat. Scrag's name came from a coloring book that featured the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters.
Scrag also appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics that were published by Archie Comics.
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."
Scumbug is a mutant cockroach.
In the toyline, Scumbug's bio states that he was an exterminator that was hired by Shredder to deal with a bug infestation in the Technodrome. The exterminator got accidentally oozed and mutated into the mutant cockroach named Scumbug. Unable to face other customers, Scumbag saddled up with Shredder as his ace assassin in order to exterminate the Turtles.
Scumbug first appeared in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #10 in which he fought the Turtles in the sewers and was later confronted by Wyrm. As Scumbug and Wyrm fought knee-deep in sewer water, they accidentally got electrocuted by nearby power lines. However they would both return in a future issue, and were slated to return in the final story arc of the series, before its cancellation.
Scumbug appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Night of the Rogues" voiced by Pat Fraley. He was among the enemies of the Turtles (alongside Rat King, Leatherhead, Slash, Tempestra, Chrome Dome, and Antrax) brought together by Shredder in hopes of defeating the turtles. Oddly enough while this was the first appearance of Scumbug and Antrax, April and the TMNT were familiar with the insectoid villains.
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 also known as Dr. Honeycut is a semi-retired scientist from the planet D'Hoonib 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 General Blanque of the Federation military in their war against the Triceraton Republic, he was categorized as a "Fugitoid" (short for "fugitive android"). 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.
In the IDW comics, Professor Honeycutt was a Neutrino scientist who used to work for Krang. Honeycutt's wife Marra worried about the influence of evil that was oppressing the Neutrino people, including their family. She convinced him to have them join the Neutrino resistance. Three months later, Krang's armies had found where the resistance compound was and targeted it for attack. A fire broke out, and the living quarters were locked down due to safety protocols. Rather than let Marra, their son Ely, and the rest of the families burn to death, Honeycutt used SAL to breach the flames and override the safety protocols. By doing so, he sacrificed his own body where he became trapped within SAL in the process. Honeycutt saved the families, but his victory was short-lived. Sergeant Granitor ordered an attack on the fleeing families killing them all. Honeycutt could do nothing but watch them die on the security monitor. Not long after, Honeycutt had made it back to the lab, and Granitor and some Rock Soldiers found him. Honeycutt restrained himself from tearing apart the man who gave orders to kill his family and instead escaped through the portal he had been working on. Now in New York City on Earth, Honeycutt masqueraded as a blonde male to hide from the Rock Soldiers. Honeycutt took a job with Baxter Stockman at StockGen calling himself Chet Allen. Stockman worked with Krang, so Honeycutt was hidden within plain sight. Krang referred to the professor's new form as a "fugitive android." Rather than involve more innocents in the fight, Honeycutt allied himself with the Foot Clan. Although Honeycutt knew the Foot Clan were evil, they were enemies of Krang and his forces as well.
The Fugitoid appeared in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon voiced by Oliver Wyman. He is also a playable character in the brawler game "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up" for the Wii.
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
The Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa are a trio of anthropomorphic cattle that work as cowboys that defend their home of Cowtown from various criminals. The group consists of Marshal Moo Montana, Dakota Dude, and Cowlorado Kid.
In issue #21 of Tales of the TMNT, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aided the C.O.W.-Boys into stopping the Masked Bull (the criminal alias of Sheriff Terrorbull) from stealing a magic crystal shard.