My favorites across all platforms.
  1. Donatello
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    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. Casey Jones (as portrayed by Elias Koteas)
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    My puberty made this same quizzical but engaged expression.
  3. Michelangelo
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    Character-wise, I'm always down with mindlessly enthusiastic stoners.
  4. Anytime anyone's dancing
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    I fucking love Technotronic!
  5. Raphael
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    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. Yoshi
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    I'd develop a heart too, Raf.
  7. Splinter
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    Was Splinter sort of spacey in the 90s movies? I never felt prepared for his reaction to various challenges/tribulations.
  8. Ernie Reyes Jr
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    Love a troubled but gifted youth.
  9. Casey Jones (Other)
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    More of a loose canon in the cartoon but such great vigilante style.
  10. Bebop and/or Rocksteady
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    The distinction never felt important.
  11. Mondo Gecko
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    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.