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The following is a list of main characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
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.
Shredder is the leader of the New York Foot Clan and the main antagonist of the series.
The Foot Clan is an evil ninja organization that is usually run by the Shredder.
Baxter Stockman is a mad scientist and inventor of the Mousers who is one of the Ninja Turtles' enemies.
Krang is an alien warlord that comes from Dimension X.
The Purple Dragons are a street gang that have clashed with the Ninja Turtles and is usually run by Hun.
The Rat King remains one of the more enigmatic characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with various appearances depicting him as either a villain, a neutral character and even an ally of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Rat King has a distinguishable attire, which consists of filthy, tattered rags and, most prominently, various bandages covering his body. The Rat King has apparent telepathic influence over rats, with his only other consistent power being his immense strength (which varies throughout incarnations of the character).
Slash is an mutant or alien snapping turtle from another planet.
The following characters are mutant creatures that appeared in the different TV series, comics, action figures, and video games:
Ace Duck was once a test pilot named Ace Conrad when he was caught in Krang's transport beam and cross-fused with a duck. Ace was later saved by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and became the pilot of their Turtle Blimp. He appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comics, and had a cameo in an episode of the 1987 TV series.
She is a minion of the Shredder and holds clues to the Ninja Turtles' origins.
Dirtbag is a mutant mole and enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
Dirtbag appeared in the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 1, "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 2 and "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids" voiced by Pat Fraley and later voiced by Townsend Coleman. He and Groundchuck were Shredder's latest creations. He was also a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project.
Groundchuck is a mutant bull in armor and enemy of the Ninja Turtles.
Groundchuck appear in the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 1, "Planet of the Turtleoids" Pt. 2 and "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids" voiced by Robert Ridgely. He and Dirtbag were Shredder's latest creations. He was also a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project.
Halfcourt is a mutant giraffe with a basketball player motif and an ally of the Ninja Turtles.
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.
Mona Lisa is a mutant lizard. Once a human trying to get a college degree in biology, Mona Lisa was kidnapped on a fishing trip and forced to work as an assistant to a pirate named Captain Filch. In trying to foil Filch's plans, she was turned into a mutant lizard with an encounter to radiation. She also seems to have a crush on Raphael.
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.
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 one of his eyes out. Old Hob became a mutant cat and later teamed up with Baxter Stockman for revenge.
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.
Sandstorm is a mutant dromedary and an ally of the Ninja Turtles.
Scrag also appeared in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics that were published by Archie Comics.
Scrag's name came from a comic book that feature the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters.
Sergeant Bananas is a soldier who mutated into a mutant gorilla after Shredder had dumped Retromutagenic Ooze into his gym and he walked through it. Sergeant Bananas became an ally of the Ninja Turtles.
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.
In the toyline, he was renamed Scratch and was seen dressed in prisoner clothes.
The Scratch version of the character appeared as a boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue.
Nevermore the Scarecrow was originally a crow until it got exposed to mutagen.
Nocturno the Owl was originally an owl until it got exposed to mutagen.
Walkabout is a mutant hominid kangaroo from Australia. He appears exclusively as an action figure from the original TMNT toyline.
Several characters from other comic book series have crossed-over into the TMNT universes. Notable appearances are listed below:
Professor Honeycutt is a scientist from another dimension and world than the Turtles whose mind was transferred into his working robot as both were struck by lightning.
As he refused to build a translocation device (a means of teleportation) for the military, he was categorized as a "Fugitoid", a fugutive robot. The character was introduced in a one off self-titled comic strip and then guest starred in the original TMNT issues 5 to 7. He is also a playable character in the brawler game "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up" for the Wii.
This version of the character was taken from the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon in which Fugitoid also made an appearance.
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.
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