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The Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters

Updated May 7, 2019 14.5k votes 2.2k voters 18.3k views34 items

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List of the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters. The Ninja Turtle franchise has expanded from comic books to cartoon series and film. Characters ranging from Leonardo to Shredder have left impressions in millions of memories. Since their debut in 1984, the TMNT have remained an iconic staple in pop culture. 

The Ninja Turtles quickly became an animated series for the first time in 1987. The release of the series led the Turtles into mainstream America. Children all over were playing with action figures while teenagers picked up the Ninja Turtle slang which included surfer based lingo such as "bummer," "dude," and "cowabunga."The first live-action TMNT movie debuted in 1990 (see the theme of 3 years here?). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a large success. The original movie did so well it led to a trilogy. Although the third installment was not as large a success, an animated movie was released in 2007. A new live action film directed by Michael Bay is currently in production.

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  • Shredder1
    629
    265

    Shredder

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtles Forever
  • Leonardo2
    1,131
    470

    Leonardo

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • Raphael3
    1,263
    533

    Raphael

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • Michelangelo4
    1,116
    465

    Michelangelo

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • Donatello5
    1,041
    427

    Donatello

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • Splinter6
    609
    237

    Splinter

    TMNT, Turtles Forever
  • Casey Jones7
    594
    246

    Casey Jones

    TMNT, Turtles Forever
  • Rocksteady8
    455
    258

    Rocksteady

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • April O'Neil9
    480
    269

    April O'Neil

    TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Bebop10
    450
    267

    Bebop

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Leatherhead11
    332
    179
  • Slash12
    366
    218

    Slash

  • Krang13
    363
    272

    Krang

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Karai14
    233
    145

    Karai

    TMNT, Turtles Forever
  • Miyamoto Usagi15
    173
    98

    Miyamoto Usagi

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 16
    184
    129

    Metalhead

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Baxter Stockman17
    265
    253
  • Tokka18
    160
    158

    Tokka

  • Rahzar19
    141
    144

    Rahzar

  • Mondo Gecko20
    109
    70

    Mondo Gecko

  • The Rat King21
    183
    130

    The Rat King

  • Armaggon22
    115
    128

    Armaggon

  • The Punk Frogs23
    81
    85

    The Punk Frogs

  • Chrome Dome24
    115
    131

    Chrome Dome

  • Irma Langinstein25
    114
    159

    Irma Langinstein