Ninja Turtles Characters, Sort Of Ranked

My favorites across all platforms.
  1. 1.
    Donatello
    So studied and pious! Also, Donny endowed all the little nerds with some much-needed dignity by carrying the least barbarous weapon of the bunch. His talents inexplicably reduced to "doing machines" in the cartoon theme, I guess I choose Corey Feldman's interpretation.
  2. 2.
    Casey Jones (as portrayed by Elias Koteas)
    My puberty made this same quizzical but engaged expression.
  3. 3.
    Michelangelo
    Character-wise, I'm always down with mindlessly enthusiastic stoners.
  4. 4.
    Anytime anyone's dancing
    I fucking love Technotronic!
  5. 5.
    Raphael
    Honestly a little aggro for me now, but as a kid I'd really internalized the idea that having an unhinged temper makes you cool and hot.
  6. 6.
    Yoshi
    I'd develop a heart too, Raf.
  7. 7.
    Splinter
    Was Splinter sort of spacey in the 90s movies? I never felt prepared for his reaction to various challenges/tribulations.
  8. 8.
    Ernie Reyes Jr
    Love a troubled but gifted youth.
  9. 9.
    Casey Jones (Other)
    More of a loose canon in the cartoon but such great vigilante style.
  10. 10.
    Bebop and/or Rocksteady
    The distinction never felt important.
  11. 11.
    Mondo Gecko
    A cravenly cynical bid to sell toys, but that's fitting because he's essentially TMNT's Poochie (skateboarding, smart-talking, ultimately needless). A dash of Otto too.