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The Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters

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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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  • 1
    1,301
    535
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • 2
    1,065
    429
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • 3
    1,137
    477
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • 4
    1,149
    487
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT
  • 5
    623
    276
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtles Forever
  • 6
    612
    233
    TMNT, Turtles Forever
  • 7
    590
    250
    TMNT, Turtles Forever
  • 8
    480
    264
    TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 9
    447
    267
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 10
    445
    258
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 11
  • 12
    368
    264
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 13
    354
    208

    Slash

  • 14
    236
    139

    Karai

    TMNT, Turtles Forever
  • 15
    188
    121
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 16
    173
    102
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 17
  • 18
    158
    154

    Tokka

  • 19
    142
    139

    Rahzar

  • 20
    112
    73

    Mondo Gecko

  • 21
    113
    122

    Armaggon

  • 22
    174
    127

    The Rat King

  • 23
    113
    124

    Chrome Dome

  • 24
    112
    153

    Irma Langinstein

  • 25
    80
    86

    The Punk Frogs