In Order of Appearance
If you are confused about which turtle is which, then please use the following guide to help you follow the story. More characters will be introduced throughout the stories and I will endeavour to keep this list updated. If I fall behind, or if you wish to know the origin behind another character that I haven't yet added, send me a message at email@example.com.
Don03 is the first character to be introduced in A New Beginning. We find him alone and brooding in his laboratory about the consequences to a multiverse they were not even aware of a week ago. He is unsure and looks to Leo03's leadership for reassurance. He is a deeply reflective turtle.
Leo03 is the second character to be introduced in A New Beginning. He is a positive influence on his brothers and helps to allay Don03's worries about the calamities a multiverse could produce. He is sure, honest and fair.
Raph03 is first introduced warning the other turtles that something is afoot. He is brave, honest, loyal... but says exactly what he thinks. His mouth can get the better of him and his anger is legendary. However, he is a genuine spirit with much courage and determination.
Mike03 is the first to question Don03 about what is happening in their lair when the vortex appears. He is goofy, fun and issues a high-pitched scream when threatened. He is the most delighted about the prospect of having other versions of himself. He is often unsure of his own abilities but is a powerful and underestimated fighter.
Splinter03 is introduced when he comes out of his room to see the vortex appear in the lair. He is capable, wise and full of learned knowledge he has acquired in the Art of Ninjutsu. Unfortunately, his failure to adapt to Modern Technology can sometimes get him in trouble.
Leo87 might be smaller than his other counterparts but what he lacks in stature he makes up for in spirit. His bravery has no equal and his fighting skills are excellent. He is introduced in the second chapter of A New Beginning and is right himself in the pile of ninja turtles.
Don87 is a genius. He doesn't allow the laws of science to meddle with his ideas and will often come up with gadgets that bemuse other versions of himself. He is a techno-wizard, able to create wondrous inventions that surpass conventional understanding. He is gentle and studious.
Don07 doesn't start off brilliantly in the second chapter. Raph03 has to help him up as he's unable to get off his shell. He is a cautious, logical thinker and a completely understated genius.
Leo07 is lithe, toned and capable. He is also a Master of Ninjutsu and excels in swordplay. Out of all the versions of the turtles, Leo07 is the oldest and most wise. He has had many adventures during his lifetime, battling Tokka and Rahzar and defeating villains from ancient Japan to monstrous beings from other dimensions. He is a seasoned fighter.
Don12 is a deep thinker, sometimes thinking way too much for his own good! He has a crush on April12 (well, any version of April is cute to him!) and has a deep love of biology and science in general.
Mike12 is a free spirit. He is a very agile fighter with a very unique style. He finds it extremely hard to focus and hates to do anything important, in case he screws it up. He is generally underestimated but proves he's more capable than even he thinks!
Mike07 is the oldest of his dimensional duplicates. He is fun, eager to always be on the move but has mastered some focus. His favourite activity is sewer surfing on his skateboard and there is nothing more he enjoys than eating his meat feast pizza... with no anchovies!
He once said Don03 was one of the gentlest beings he had ever met. Leatherhead03 is also very compassionate and has a protective nature. His temper can sometimes get the better of him, but overall he is in control of his emotions. He is a valued member of the 2003 team.
Raph07, Master of Ninjutsu. He has learned to manage his anger issues and now has a secondary leadership role on the team.
Raph87 has many interesting character dynamics. His personality is completely different to the other Raphaels. He is light hearted, eager and fun to be around. He is the only turtle to visually see a link manifest between Homeworld and the turtles dimensions.
Raph12 is seriously messed up. That saying, he's great in a fight and watches his teammates backs like a hawk. He is cocky, sure of his abilities and always tests authority, especially Leo12's.
The big lug has a warm personality but can also kick serious butt. His favourite game is hockey and he loves to spar, mainly with Raph03. He is married to April03 after a lavish ceremony at the end of season seven. He enjoys nothing more than snuggling up with his lady, apart from busting heads!
Married to Casey03, April03 is a constant friend and ally to the turtles. Initially rescued from a pack of mousers, April03 has become a vital heart within the team. Technically minded, she works a lot with Don03 and they mastermind genius inventions together.
Mike87 is loyal, big-hearted and loves his family. He takes special pride in protecting April87 from the various enemies that want to abduct her on a daily basis. He is smart, funny and a dab hand at the nunchuks! He enjoys pizza of any flavour, the more bizarre the better!
Original creators of the TMNT and the current focus of the bad guys plots. Without these two guys, TMNT would never have existed. A fact that the villains know only too well!
The Prime Turtles are monochrome thirteen-year old warriors. They come from a dark and gritty world, the original comic book for Ninja Turtles and their fates affect the entire multiverse.
The main villain in A New Beginning. Angry at being tossed off a roof with garbage cans, ShredderPrime plans his revenge. A ruthless ninja warrior with no mortals, ShredderPrime is a scary adversary.
Mutated in the feature length cartoon, Hun03 is even bigger than before! Before being mutated, Hun03 had nightmares about becoming a turtle... now his worst dreams have come true!
Baxter03 (or Stockman03) is a mainly robotic android after having many of his body parts mutilated by Shredder03. The only organic thing left about him is his brain, which is kept inside a jar of fluid. He often recreates new robot bodies for himself and is self-obsessed and egotistical.
Savanti Romero is a dimensional and time travelling villain that we saw originally on the 2003 cartoon. His main desire is to control and manipulate the multiverse, although he has been punished time and time again by Lord Simultaneous. He is a skilled warlock and can traverse time with magical sceptres. He is a constant villain throughout the multiverse having appeared in many different incarnations. Random fact, he likes the smell of bacon cooking and can't resist fried chicken! He used to have a crush on Renet, before his adoration turned to abject hatred.
The current Time Lord enjoys recreational activities such as bowling for time orbs, cracking infuriatingly awful jokes about the cosmos and training his apprentice, Renet. He looks after the nuts and bolts of the multiverse, acting like a handyman of time and space. He has had deep conversations with The Doctor who he considers his best friend. When together, they drink peach wine and talk about their adventures in dimensional travel. The Doctor likes Renet and thinks she will make an exceptional Time Lady. Although not from Gallifrey, Lord Simultaneous has been given the honourary title of Time Lord as a recognition of his efforts to contain evil threats from villains reaching across the multiverse. He is fair, honest, decent and will always strive to do the right thing.
Adventurous and a little dizzy, Renet is the apprentice of Lord Simultaneous. She works hard but likes to act out and have fun. Young at heart and full of energy, Renet has been taught to protect, conserve and maintain the multiverse as a whole. She has a soft spot for DonPrime and she loves all versions of the turtles. Stepping up to the main role of Time Lady, Renet has proven her worth time and time again. She is clever, strategic but still retains her girlish charms. Her favourite age is the Cretaceous Period.
Sh'Okanabo was a character in the 2003 cartoon introduced during season six. He is an alien from another world intent on ruling ours through body snatching. He can control others by sliming them with his goop which turns them into his slaves. He has no passions other than world domination.
Tatsu was a villain from the live action movies. (the original turtle movies precede the 2007 CG movie) and headed the Foot Clan. He was a stern, capable warrior who's only downfall is Casey Jones.
Splinter87 is a wise, revered Master Sensei of Ninjutsu. He used to rule the Foot Clan as Hamato Yoshi but had his leadership usurped by Oroku Saki. Shortly after he has mutated along with his students and became Splinter. He is kind, contemplative and always has a wise word or two.
Top reporter for Channel 6, April87 has a nose for news... although this can get her into a lot of trouble! Sometimes she ignores her better instincts to go chasing after a story and mayhem ensues.
Splinter12 was originally Hamato Yoshi before he was mutated. He is a wise, younger version who sometimes makes mistakes but always finds a way to put them right and move forwards.
April12 is a young kunoichi. Although much younger than her counterparts, she has psychic abilities which have helped the turtles time and time again. Don12 and Casey12 are totally into her!
From the 1997 universe, Venus is the only female turtle. She has mental powers and a set of fighting skills which make her unbeatable. She is still getting used to American language and has a natural empathy that transcends language.
The Ultimate Daimyo is a multi-dimensional warrior. He hosts a Battle Nexus Tournament every four years (or more often, if he can possibly arrange extra tournaments!) and loves to scour all dimensions looking for warriors to match in combat. Although exclusively tied to the 2003 universe, the Daimyo is now aware of a broader multiverse in which other versions of the turtles reside.
The Ultimate Ninja used to be a tough warrior before the power of the time sceptre allowed him to be a child again, giving him a fresh start and to put his evil past behind him. He is wide-eyed, eager and likes the turtles. His favourite turtle is Leo03, which is ironic considering that Leo03 used to be his arch enemy in his past life as a megalomaniac villain. He loves ninjutsu and pizza, which makes him a firm friend to the 2003 turtles. They are also very protective of him, trying to keep him from straying from the side of good.
Gyoji is the spirit-servant of The Ultimate Daimyo. He organises battles, schedules and generally looks after the needs of the warriors passing through the Battle Nexus. He is an adept host, loyal to his master and believes in the code of the Battle Nexus. He is an honourable spirit.
The live action show in 1997 featured four bulky warriors protecting their dimension from dragons. Raph97 can trash talk anyone with his own personal brand of sarcasm and wit. He is the toughest out of the four 1997 turtles and doesn't let anyone threaten his family.
Mike97 is a free spirit and he has a loving and generous heart. His favourite activity is, apart from eating pizza, skateboarding. He loves hanging with his brothers and teasing Venus. He runs a pirate radio station and drives around in a turtle buggy whilst on air. He's one of a kind.
This genius has a knack for science. Although reluctant to accept sorcery at first, Don97 mellowed to the powers of the cosmos and believes in the power of the human mind to overcome obstacles and reach the astral plane. He is sharp, intelligent and witty.
Leo97 is a leader, a warrior and he always protects the innocent. He is an expert in ninjutsu and meditation. Achieving success in reaching the astral plane, Leo97 has developed both his body and mind to fight any threat, physical or mental. He is highly protective of his family. He is approximately eighteen years of age and has more maturity than most teenagers his age. He enjoys practicing martial arts and watching films about Samurai warriors.
Splinter97 is a gentle, wise and endearing version of Master Splinter. He is skilled, able and likes a good game of chess. His favourite food is sushi and he enjoys meditating with Venus.
Usagi03 is a competent samurai and Leo03's best friend. They originally met during the Battle Nexus competition and have remained loyal friends.
Genn is Usagi's friend and he is a mercenary for hire. Not bound to the strict code of honour, unlike Usagi03, he makes his own fortune and hires himself out as a warrior and protector. He is very materialistic and craves attention.
Tomoe Ame is the retainer of Lord Noriyuku. She is loyal, smart and highly trained. Her first instinct is to protect her Lord at any cost and would gladly sacrifice her own life to protect his. She is honourable, kind and wise. Her family come from nobility.
The young Lord is vulnerable to being usurped by evil forces that wish to control and rule his lands. Nori is a fair and kind ruler and always strives to do the best for his peoples. He is being trained in combat by his retainer, Tomoe Ame. He is still a child but has a lot of responsibility.
Usagi87 is a samurai rabbit from another dimension. He is a loyal ally to the 80s turtles and has proven his worth in combat. He is honour-bound and lives by the strict code of Bushido. He seeks fairness and will always protect those that he cares about. He is truthful but can be a little gullible.
Obento is Usagi87's guardian. He is street-wise and has a lot of knowledge about living in New York that a samurai rabbit could benefit from. Taking Usagi87 under his wing, he strives to keep evil away from his ward and protect him against those who would use his skills for evil.
Lotus Blossom is a kunoichi from the 80's Universe. She is sly, clever and a highly talented fighter. Being brought up as a warrior from a very young age, she has a fondness for Leo87. Although they regularly cross swords, they both admire and respect each other.
April87's boss at Channel Six is a brash, head-strong individual. He is not fond of the turtles and often believes that they are the criminals behind evil acts. Although the turtles have proven themselves time and time again, Burne remains unconvinced. Maybe the Turtle Tournament will change his mind!
Vernon87 is a cowardly man who hides and flees instead of confronting a situation. He will always cover his own back and smarm his way out of precarious situations. Although he cannot be trusted, he is still a fellow employee of Channel Six, working alongside April87 as her camera man. He sucks up to his boss a lot and does a LOT of brown-nosing. His ambition is to take April87's place as lead reporter and have her fired.
Irma is April87's best friend and fellow employee at Channel Six. She is a kind person, loyal to a fault but hasn't always got the best instincts. She has a knack for getting into trouble and is fond of the turtles and their sensei.
Miss Marbles is a veteran of crime solving. She has been on many crime capers and can sniff out any clue. Apart from being a super sleuth she is a valuable ally to the turtles. Her intuitive crime solving abilities make her the perfect match to help the 80s turtles solve any crime.
Mona Lisa is a dreamer. She was once a graduate who was mutated into a lizard. She has a soft spot for Raph87 and is agile and has excellent fighting skills although she was never officially trained in combat. She has a good heart and tries to do the right thing for others.
A friend of the 2012 turtles, Mr Murakami was one of the many New Yorkians saved by the boys in green. He is a master chef, although blind and creates some wonderful Japanese/American grub.
Pete the Pigeon may not be smart, or brave, or streetwise, but his loyalty could never be questioned. He is a valued friend to the 2012 turtles and delivers messages. He can fly but he has a habit of going into glass walls or doors. He will do favours, at a cost! Pete likes nothing more than bread... the doughy stuff! Especially sourdough. He can be gullible and needs to be led. He taught Raph12 how to communicate with normal pigeons and has often come to the turtles aid when they need a little help from the skies. He isn't a warrior, he doesn't really know how to fight at all but he excels in communication, delivering messages (even complicated ones) to various parties.
Casey12 is a lot younger than his counterparts from other dimensions. He is headstrong, brave and can be reckless. He loves to fight and will often seek out enemies on the city streets.
Leatherhead12 has one heck of a temper! He is a loyal ally to the 2012 turtles and often comes to their aid when they are in trouble. His best friend is Mike12 and is the only mutant to enjoy Mike12's cooking!
Poor Timothy has had a rocky road. He is now a blob in a jar, completely dependent on Don12. He has been thawed so he can spectate at the Turtle Tournament.
After a heartfelt plea to his former guardian, Slash reverted back to Spike. After becoming disheartened with the world in general, Slash decided to become Spike again, under Raph12's care.
Casey07 is headstrong, competent and a warrior. He is a vigilante, patrolling the city streets to keep law and order in a ruthless world. He sometimes teams up with Raph07 as Nightwatcher, although the two bicker about who is the sidekick. He can be clumsy and childish but he has good intentions and will always put things right. He is a sports nut, enjoys hockey and football and is April07's partner. They live together in an apartment on the Upper East Side and have a cat for company.
April07 is a highly trained kunoichi. She is able, smart and loyal. Her prowess with the katana equals Karai07 and she often spars with Leo07 during training sessions. She lives with Casey07.
Since meeting the 2007 turtles, Keno has been honing his martial arts talents and sometimes meets Casey07 to patrol the city. He owns his own pizza restaurant, much to Mike07's delight, and often makes a sewer run to visit the guys. Always with a steaming pie, of course! He has been training under Splinter07 for years and has become adept at staff fighting.
Karai07 is a lethal kunoichi. She is honourable, streetwise and is an expert at using a katana. The Foot are under her control since the death of Shredder and she has turned the ruthless gang into mercenaries for hire.
Jordan has retired from TGRI and now spends his days watching repeats of Prison Break. He sometimes visits the 2007 turtles, but mainly spends his days gardening and creating fabulous knitting patterns.
Casey87 is the wildest and meanest of his counterparts. His favourite activity is busting heads. If there isn't a fight, he will start one. There are no grey areas with Casey87. If you even so much as jaywalk, he'll take you down. The law is everything to this nutter.