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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a sewer dwelling team of four man-sized turtle martial artist comic book heroes who are led by Splinter, their rat sensei, against the evil ninjutsu master Shredder and his Foot Clan.

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Name of the song used in TMNT 2 HBO commercial

In this HBO commercial, there is a song playing in the background. It's kind of rock and dubstep fused together. I have contacted HBO through Facebook, but they couldn't reach the department who made ...
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What is this Xenomorph-like monster from TMNT?

On YouTube in a video showing off the arcade game Turtles in Time, one of the enemies was a monster similar in appearance to the Xenomorphs from the Alien films. Has such a character ever appeared in ...
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How many dimensions are there in the 1980's TMNT cartoon?

A common plot device in the 1980's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is the Dimensional Portal, which operates in a similar manner to a Stargate, except for the fact that it links parallel ...
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How tall is Krang's robot body?

1980's cartoon version. That is all.
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What is the fate of the time-duplicate turtles from the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon?

In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 cartoon, Season 3 ends with the Earth destroyed and Season 4 sees the Turtles and friends go 6 months back in time, adventure in space then return to Earth and ...
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Source of April O'Neil's psychic powers

In about season two or three of the new 2012 series April O'Neil shows abilities of psychic powers. If she is human where does she get the power from?
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What are “heroes in a half shell”?

They say this line every time in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 cartoon opening: However, what does heroes in a half shell really mean? A tortoise has a ...
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How do the Ninja Turtles get the money to pay for their pizza?

We know that the Ninja Turtles (TMNT) love pizza. We often see them pay for the pizza. How do they get the money to pay for the pizza? Is there a canon explanation for this? For example, in the 1990 ...
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What is the origin of the magic crystal?

In season 1 episode 16 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 animated series titled "The King" (a tribute to Jack Kirby), the character who was renting April O'Neil's basement had his drawing ...
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Was the Technodrome actually based on the Death Star?

At the time of posting, the Wikipedia entry on the Technodrome from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise claims that the giant spherical vehicle was "based on" the Death Star from Star Wars. ...
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What species are the turtles?

Tokka is specifically identified as being an alligator snapping turtle, but no specific mention of the original species of the four brothers is made. What species of turtles were our teenage ninja ...
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Why isn't Splinter half turtle?

In the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, we are told It was a powerful mutagen. It caused whoever touched it to take on the form of whatever animal they had most recently been in contact ...
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TMNT2014: What did Splinter hide before fighting Shredder

In the movie, as he gears up to face off against Shreder, Splinter picks up something (possibly a book) with his tail and hides it under the platform he's standing on. It happens about 25 seconds ...
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Have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ever been adapted in an adult-oriented format?

The original series of TMNT comics were inspired by Frank Miller's work, and the tone was relatively dark and serious. In keeping with the "grim 'n gritty" feel to parody Frank Miller's Ronin/...
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Do the Ninja Turtles live in sewage?

We know that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live in the sewer of Manhattan (in New York City). We know that those sewers handle the bodily waste of several million people. There is no possible way ...
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How did the turtles acquire their weapons?

I would think that human/animal hybrids living in the sewers would have difficulty getting hold of swords or a bo staff or the materials to make them- was this ever addressed in any of the comics or ...
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What cracked Raphael's shell?

In TMNT(2014), there is a point near the climax where Raphael hesitates saving Leonardo because his shell is cracked and tells Donatello to duct tape it. However, it's never shown in the movie when ...
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Can the turtles go inside their shells?

It's been a while since I read the comics or watched the animated show, or the original movies, but have the turtles ever been able to retreat into their shells like normal turtles do?
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How do the Turtles get their pizza?

In most all incarnations of TMNT, the Ninja Turtles love to eat pizza. But they also try to keep themselves hidden from humans as much as possible. So this raises a question: How do the Turtles get ...
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Why do the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wear masks?

This is something I don't understand. Are they trying to hide their identities? How many turtles are there that can stand on their feet? Is it because they are ninjas? Again the shell is a big give ...
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How strong are the ninja Turtles?

Are the ninja turtles as strong, in terms of physical force as a normal human? Do they possess beyond-human capabilities? If there are major differences between the various formats (comics, TV series,...
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Does the TMNT episode 'The Darkness Within' reference a specific H.P. Lovecraft story?

There's no mistaking that the TMNT episode The Darkness Within pays homage to H.P. Lovecraft. Is there any specific story the writers are trying to reference? Or is it just the themes?
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Why is Splinter's origin inconsistent in the various TMNT series?

As far back as I remember the turtles and their master's origins have differed; the four turtle brothers were turtles made humanoid, and splinter was master Yoshi made ratty....you know what I mean. ...
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Do the four brothers in TMNT train in other weapons?

So I've been watching a lot of the 2003 TMNT cartoon, and I've noticed that whilst they claim to be ninjas they only seem to use their own iconic weapons. Is there any evidence that they train with ...
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Did the Turtles ever wear colored masks in the comics?

I know that in the original comics (at least the first few issues I've read), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all wore the same colored masks, and that it was only in the 80's animated series did ...
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How are the mutants in TMNT different?

In TMNT #8 Baxter hints that he needs to get hold of Splinter, no other rats would do as he was the only proper lab experiment. It makes me think how're the mutants differ from each other (Splinter, ...
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What form does Nyarlathotep take in Infestation?

In the recent TMNT Infestation mini-arc we are treated to one of the brain-shattering visages of Nyarlathotep. Is this form one of the ones taken previously? The form is mainly comprised of mouths ...
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Does Venus De Milo appear again?

Venus was a female Ninja turtle who appeared in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. I know that she is now banned from ever appearing again. Has this ban held? Or did she ever appear in the Comics or ...
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What motivated Laird to retcon Venus in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Wikipedia explains this character best Venus de Milo was a female Ninja turtle who appeared in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. In a 2007 interview director Kevin Munroe elaborated on the ...
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At what rate did the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles age?

I don't know if there is any canon that can answer this, but I was talking with my brother, and got to wondering... Once the TMNTs were "humanified", did they age at a rate that was closer to a ...
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How does TMNT relate to other series from the Turtles franchise?

The 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has tenuous connections to the other movies (April & Casey are known and have a relationship, Shredder is defeated, Splinter's ear is cut). Is it in ...