The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a popular fictional quartet of four legged reptilian ninjas, trained in an ancient art form of ninjutsu by an ancient society consisting of only adolescent females, who live in the city of New York City. These turtles were assembled by a professor called Dr. Allen Howlett, who could not find a way to turn back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dr. Allen was told that if he could be injected with the ultimate resource called Shichibati, which is a powerful regenerative force similar to the okiya kekaku, the turtles would be able to go back to their original forms. With this resource, they can then go and fight evil like they used to in their youth. However, Dr. Allen’s wife had been left by him years before they retired to live in New York City, so when the turtles finally went on a mission to save the world, their leader Deuce painted them all gold so that no one would know that they were once again human beings.
Now, a popular TV and video game series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first showed up in September of 1990. The popular television character Splinter was depicted as the green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, while the two other turtles, Donatello and Michelangelo, were red. Teenage mutant ninja turtles became popular through the sheer presence of the turtles, especially due to the fact that all of the other characters from the cartoon series got to wear orange, like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The toy company, Mattel, had also trademarked the names Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and since the toys were being manufactured under license, they had no choice but to comply with the wishes of the trademark holder.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had their first encounter with the evil Dr. Ock when they were captured by the sinister Dr. Neo Cortex. Ock and his allies made sure that the turtles were kept in stasis in order to render them unable to move. When the group of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their friend April moved into a big house in New York City, they were attacked by an army of Foot Clan warriors led by their evil boss, Dr. Ock. After battling with and overcoming all odds, the Turtles finally got their freedom when their father, King Leo, rescued them. Unfortunately, not long after that, they had to return to their secret hideout in New York City, where they discovered that there were actually three new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: April, Layla, and Diego.
As you can see, the turtles had already aged by the time they appeared in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic. Although the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started out looking like they were in their early twenties in the earlier cartoon and TV series, the new version looks much older. The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series is set in a modern time in New York City. In this new series, April O’Neil has become a leader among the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while she tries to free her brother, Michelangelo, who has become a bitter remembrance of his past life as a martial arts expert.
In the new animated series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have decided to return to their home base of New York to prevent the evil Dr. Ock from capturing the mystical city of New York. However, when the return to their home base, they are attacked by a mysterious assailant who resembles the Shredder. In the first episode of the new animated series, “Revenge of the Ninja,” the Shredder sends the Turtles back to their earlier times, to prehistoric era New York. There, they meet a massive reptilian creature, who is much like the one from the novel The Last Dinosaur.
The prehistoric reptile attacks the Turtles, forcing them to retreat. In the next episode, “Revenge of the Ninja,” the Shredder becomes determined to exact revenge against the Turtles for killing his son. The Shredder’s daughter, Vahoo, tries to help her father find the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but in the process, she accidentally absorbs the abilities of the evil reptile. She is transformed into a green, evil, green version of the notorious sewer queen, Shredder.