The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were named after Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello, four Renaissance artists.
The TMNT’s names and colors are (as shown in the image below, from left to right):
Michaelangelo (Mickey) is a character who wears an orange mask and uses nunchucks.
Leonardo (Leo) is a katana fighter who wears a blue mask.
Raphael (Raph) is a man who wears a red mask and uses sais.
Donatello (Donnie) is a character who wears a purple mask and wields a bo staff.
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Leonardo is the group’s responsible leader, wearing the blue mask and wielding two katanas.
Michelangelo is the group’s carefree jokester, wearing an orange mask and wielding a pair of nunchuks.
Raphael is the aggressive, snarky, emo one who wears the red mask and carries a pair of sais.
Donatello is the group’s scientific and technological genius, wearing the purple mask and wielding a bo staff.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been portrayed in a variety of ways throughout the years in television, feature films, comic books, action figures, and video games, but they have always retained their signature looks and personalities:
Leonardo. He is the turtles’ eldest member, as well as the wisest, most patient, and most strategically astute. He wears a blue mask and is armed with two katanas (or ninjakens, depending on the media).
Raphael. He is the second oldest, as well as the physically strongest and hardest, and he is frequently abrasive. He is dressed in a scarlet mask and carries twin sai.
Donatello. He is the turtle’s third generation. He is a highly skilled scientist, engineer, chemist, and physicist, among other things. Essentially the most intelligent turtle. He is masked in purple and wields the Bo Staff.
Michelangelo. He is the youngest turtle, yet he is also the most talented, athletic, and competent if he concentrates sufficiently. He is masked in orange and wields Nunchucks.
Fun Fact: The TMNT wore red masks in the original 1984 Mirage comics.
Only in the 1987 cartoon did the TMNT have their own masks.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Names and Colors
From the Left to the Right
Michelangelo, Orange Color. Additionally referred to as Mikey or Mike, he wields the Dual Nunchucks. He is the group’s youngest member, and he is exceedingly easygoing, easy-going, and laid back.
He has the ability to make audiences laugh, which makes him the perfect turtle for children.
He can battle with the best of them and has the most fluid connections with others.
Leonardo, Blue. Additionally known as Leo, he wields two swords, a shoto, a katana, and smoke bombs. He is the eldest and leader of the turtles, in charge of all turtle-related things, especially when the master Splinter is not present. As a leader, he is extremely disciplined and without flaws; he sets a good example for his followers and is the most dependable turtle in battle.
Raphael, in the color red. Raph’s weapons include the Twin Sai, a ninja glider, smoke grenades, and a grappling hook. The bad boy turtle, he is both violent and rebellious, and he frequently argues with his older brother Leonardo.
He frequently went rogue, but it usually resulted in his being injured, requiring his brothers to come to his rescue.
Donatello, Purple in color. Additionally referred to as Donnie or Don, he wields the Bo staff, ninja glider, smoke bombs, grappling hook, and naginata. The most intelligent turtle and is also regarded as the vice leader.
His brilliance also lends him competence in a variety of ninjutsu disciplines, which may put him closer than any other TMNT member to becoming a ninja master.
Other Supporting Characters
He is the turtles’ teacher (“sensei”). He is a brown mutant rat. He adopted a zen philosopher and ninjitsu master from a pet store. He also has an eternal rivalry with the foot clan, which will be depicted in both the film and the television series, which I will not spoil.
The sole human in a mutant team! She assists the turtles with public relations and other tasks involving the general public. The intriguing thing is that April and Donatello are involved in a love triangle.
I won’t spoil anything for you because you’ll have to see TMNT!