Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also famously known as the TMNT or just the Ninja Turtles is a story about the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who are a part of a fictional team that fights crime. They are akin to superheroes and have been featured in various comic books, cartoon series, movies, and videos games and have huge merchandise including graphic t-shirts.
What sets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles apart is that the four anthropomorphic turtles act just like humans including walking and fighting. The franchise gained much popularity during the 1980s and 1990s and has fans across the world. The series has inspired many merchandise and they are especially popular with small kids and teenagers.
The Story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the life of four teenager anthropomorphic turtles - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. They are named after the four great artists of the Renaissance period. They were trained by the anthropomorphic rat sensei or teacher. They live in the storm sewer in New York where they learn martial arts and use this talent to fight criminals, villains, other muted animals and aliens as well.
They also want to protect their identity from the world so they live in secrecy. It is only obvious that the society won’t be accepting of them nor considers them as equal. The characters first appeared in comic books and as they gained popularity they were expanded into movies, cartoon series, video games and other merchandise.
The Four Popular Characters
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has four original main characters - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Each of the character possesses different fighting skills and aptitude.
Named after the most famous Leonardo Da Vinci, this teenage Ninja Turtle is considered as the calm one in the team. He is also one of the best students of Master Splinter. Like the other Ninjas he also learns the art of Ninjutsu. He is usually seen in a blue mask and his preference of weapon is two katanas. He is also the leader of the team. Unlike the other ninjas Leonardo is the only one who shows liking for some order and discipline.
Michelangelo is another Turtle Ninja and features in all the comics, movies, video games and other media. He is nicknamed Mike or Mikey. He is often seen with an orange headband and is considered as the coolest in the group due to his happy-go-lucky attitude. He is one of the best fighters in the team and a tad bit reckless. His favorite weapon is nun chunks. He also brings comic relief amidst the chaos.
Donatello is the one with all the brains. He is a ninja turtle of many talents - as scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius. He wears a purple mask and his favorite weapon is the bo-staff. He's in love with April Harriet O'Neil
Named after another great artist, Raphael is the brawny one. He is considered as the toughest one to deal with and is also one of the best fighters. He is known for his sarcastic nature and he is often seen as the bad boy of the Ninja Turtles. He wears a red mask and his preference of weapon is a pair of Sais.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of the most popular series and has many fans. The story of the four teenage anthropomorphic turtles has touched chords with many and the action packed series has since remained one of the best franchises.