The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began life on a comic book page and have touched the lives of various generations of kids and teenagers alike. Throughout the years the four fledging ninjas have been through a lot as they’ve traveled through time, fought aliens, and survived a reboot mastered by Michael Bay.

Even though they started out in their own independent comic they haven’t stayed in their own world. Crossing over to meet Savage Dragon, one of Image Comics longest running characters, and more recently Batman. After three successful miniseries, an animated movie is on the way.

I suppose I’ll have to mention the Powers In Space crossover, too. So yeah I’ve mentioned it and it’s terrible, take my word on it. Now moving on swiftly with this article as a tedious link to the 80th of Aniversary of Batman, let’s look at four facts regarding the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their current IDW run.

Leonardo was brainwashed by The Shredder

The Foot Clan were backed against the wall. The Turtles were kicking and raising shell around New York and it was making their lives a total hell.

The Shredder put out a bold new strategy in which The Foot kidnapped Leonardo and brainwashed him into hating his family and leading The Foot Clan. Fortunately, the remaining Turtles were able to reverse its effects but it left a scar in Leo’s mind.

Michaelangelo can speak Japanese

It turns out The Turtles and their master/father Shredder are a reincarnated Japanese family. As a result, Mikey can speak Japanese as some skills from his previous live seeps through.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Metalhead

Donatello briefly transferred his conscience to an android

Bebop and Rocksteady got the jump on Donatello whilst he was doing some technical stuff and they beat him within an inch of his life.

To preserve his life he transferred his conscience to the Metalhead Android. Donatello eventually transferred back his organic body just in time for a final battle with The Shredder.

Raphael has a pet baby dinosaur

During a time caper, hard-nosed Raph made friends with a baby dinosaur after the pint-sized beast melted his heart during a trip to the Jurassic era. Maybe it’s not such a stone cold hard shell after all?

Have I missed any cool facts out? Let us know in the comments!

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