What are the TMNT based on?
Most directly, the Turtles were influenced by the visions of ninjas in Frank Miller comics, like Daredevil and Ronin, and by the movies that, starting in the 1960s, popularized the figures of the specially trained martial artist.
Unlike past incarnations, Mikey does not say his famous "Cowabunga" catchphrase, but instead says "BOOYAKASHA!" He usually does this when accomplishing something or attacking an enemy.
"Cowabunga" is a catchphrase first used by the Ninja Turtles in the 1987 TV series. It is pronounced /ˌkaʊ. əˈbʌŋ.
That's because, for all their mythology, movies, and waves of toys, the turtles began their lives as a satire of Daredevil, not just playing off the gritty ninja noir stories that had risen to prominence in the pages of the Marvel Comics sensation, but directly playing off multiple key aspects of The Man Without Fear ...
Since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were created by an American, the American terminology would be correct. In the US, the term 'tortoise' is reserved for true tortoises — members of Family Testudinidae. Tortoises are terrestrial animals.
Leo is the oldest and most mature of the turtles & second oldest of Splinter's children, he is the fearless leader of the Ninja Turtles.
All four turtle ninjas are enamored with four different female characters (Leo has a secret crush on Karai, Donnie harbors an innocent crush on April, Raph is smitten with Mona Lisa and Mikey is in love with Renet).
Michelangelo has become the strongest turtle ever in the Last Ronin thanks to his mutation which has continued to change him. Warning! Spoilers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin comic series below.
In the current IDW Comics timeline, Jennika is the fifth Ninja Turtle and first female. Super fans of TMNT know full well that the comic series is forsaking the original fifth turtle - Venus de Milo.
"Booyakasha" is a catchphrase that is common among the Ninja Turtles, but mostly used by Michelangelo, in the 2012 TV series. It replaced the classic "Cowabunga", first used in the 1987 TV series.
Who invented Cowabunga?
Who's to blame for such nonsense? Look north to West Bloomfield, Mich., and Eddie Kean for the definitive answer. The 79-year-old lounge pianist and composer coined cowabunga in 1949 while working as head writer for "The Howdy Doody Show." Only, he spelled it "kowabonga." The plot thickens.
Ninja Turtles is a 2024 American superhero film based on the fictional superhero team of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 36th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Yoshi, having been in contact with sewer rats, becomes a humanoid rat. Although, Master Splinter did get the chance to be human again in the episode "Splinter No More", but realizes he prefers being with the turtles and had no place as a human anymore.
906 - The turtles' 'epic eyes' is a side effect from the underdeveloped mutagen. When their adrenaline reaches a certain point, they're eyes go white. Turtles have a third eyelid membrane for protection, but the effects of the mutagen made the ninja turtles' membranes a thick white rather than a clear barrier.
Rob Paulsen also mentioned in the live stream, that Mikey is a box turtle, meaning that he can fold up entirely in his shell.
Leonardo and Donatello are both 14 years old. Michelangelo is 13 years old. The four Turtles still mutated into half-humans at the same time.
The largest, Raphael, is a snapping turtle who has traded in his sais for a pair of tonfas. And in the new “Ninja Turtles” cartoon he will be the team leader. Omar Miller will be voicing Raphael. Leonardo, who has often been depicted as the eldest brother and leader, is a red-eared slider.
Leonardo or Leo is one of the four main protagonists in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a member of the TMNT. He is the Karai's younger adoptive brother, and older brother of Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, and the eldest Male child to Master Splinter.
Michelangelo or Mike/Mikey is one of the four main protagonists in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a member of the TMNT. He is the youngest brother of Karai, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello, and the youngest son of Master Splinter.
Widely considered to be the smartest Ninja Turtle, Donatello is a known for his skills as a scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius. Because he's so damn smart, he does what he can to avoid conflict when possible, instead solving situations with his cunning intellect.
Who is Mikey's crush?
Renet: In the events of "Turtles in Time", Mikey began to develop a crush on Renet, the time travel mistress apprentice. While the others tend to dislike Renet from bringing them to the Middle Ages and being a bit clumsy, Mikey instead admires Renet for her appearance and her cool fighting style.
Mona Lisa: Raph falls in love with Mona when she gave him an uppercut attack saying that he has never been hit like that before and he liked it.
Mona Lisa and Raphael managed to get to know each other more for six months. As revealed by both Sean Astin himself (voice actor of Raphael) and Zelda Williams (voice actress of Mona Lisa) that they love and approved Raphael & Mona Lisa's relationship.
While April and Vern attempted to free the other turtles, Raphael tried to fight Shredder on his own and was less than successful. He ended up face-down on the concrete with Cyber-Shredder forcefully stepping on his back shell.