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Character Bios

Character Bios

The Turtles have been around for 25 years, but have you ever really had the chance to get to know them?

Check out their biographies below for a refresher for everyone -- from Turtle super fans to our casual fans who fell in love with the TMNT when they were children!

We'll be adding new characters regularly, so check back to get the inside scoop on everyone!

 
Donatello from the 1984 original comic book Donatello from the 1987 animated TV series Donatello from the 2003 animated TV series Donatello from the 2007 CG movie

Donatello

Donatello
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Donatello is the brainiest turtle of the bunch and has the unique ability to figure out how things work. His brothers are fortunate to have him around because he has invented many of their bodacious transportation vehicles, including the Battle Shell, Shell Cycle and the Sewer Slider.

Donnie would rather solve a problem by talking it out rather than fighting, but this is rarely an option in a world in which the Foot Clan lurks. This makes the bo staff the perfect weapon for Donatello since he is long on inspiration and stout of heart. His favorite color is purple.

 
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Leonardo from the 1984 original comic book Leonardo from the 1987 animated TV series Leonardo from the 2003 animated TV series Leonardo from the 2007 CG movie

Leonardo

Leonardo
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Leonardo is considered the "big brother" of the group due to his serious and responsible nature. He has taken on the unofficial title of "leader" of the Turtles and leads by example and not by giving orders, thus earning Leo great respect from his brothers. Leo is everything you'd want in a hero because no one works, studies, or trains harder than he does.

Leo's favorite color is blue and his weapons are twin katana swords, bestowed upon him by Splinter due to the turtle's sharp mind and steely resolve.

 
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Michaelangelo from the 1984 original comic book Michaelangelo from the 1987 animated TV series Michaelangelo from the 2003 animated TV series Michaelangelo from the 2007 CG movie

Michelangelo

Michelangelo
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Michelangelo is a naturally skilled athlete, which often makes up for his lack of eagerness to participate in long training sessions. He is a practical joker and class-clown who keeps his brothers both annoyed and entertained at times.

Splinter chose the nunchaku as Mikey's weapon since it best suited his show-stopping style and spirit. His favorite color is orange and he loves pizza the most out of any of the Turtles.

 
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Raphael from the 1984 original comic book Raphael from the 1987 animated TV series Raphael from the 2003 animated TV series Raphael from the 2007 CG movie

Raphael

Raphael
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Raphael is by far the most fearsome and fearless fighter of the group, although he has trouble mastering his emotions at times. He is often steadfast and strong-minded and he acts like a typical rebel who questions authority. Raph understands he needs to work on keeping his temper in control but, simply put, he prefers to be left alone at times.

Raph's favorite color is red. Splinter chose twin sais for his weapon due to his quick and "pointed" personality.

 
 
 
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