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She eventually regains consciousness in a hospital bed, and is shown to be wearing a neck brace ; attached to a life-support machine. The Turtles' sadly inform her of the death of her father and theirs at the spiked hands of Super Shredder. She weakly tells Leonardo to put an end to all of this, and that she will always believe in him.
She is later shown next to Leonardo on the building of Stockman Industries with a broken arm. She Leonardo that there is nothing for him to apologize for, and thanks him for doing what no one else could: Finish off the Shredder.
She looks on at the skies, where the spirit of Splinter watches over her and the others with pride. In the fifth and final season titled " Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Karai and her good friend Shinigami were traveling in the dead of night in pursuit of Foot soldiers who had double-crossed her, as they accused her of not being worthy to rule the Foot clan.
She was suddenly attacked by a mysterious, masked warrior. She was shocked her to discover that it was, in fact, her old teacher and mentor- Hattori Tatsu. After escaping thanks to Shinigami's dark arts she came to the Lair to warn the Turtles of Tatsu's desire to rule as the new Shredder, with the mutated, legendary Kuro Kabuto itself in his possession.
She is angered and horrified when told that Tiger Claw and his Foot cult is seeking the Kabuto to return Oroku Saki to life. She resolved for them all to find Tatsu and take him down while recovering the Kuro Kabuto, as it is the key that gives its wearer full control over the entire Foot clan. With Leonardo to back her up, Karai appeared at the warehouse where the Kabuto laid and sneaked up behind Tatsu, ready to strike the swordsman down.
However, her gambit proved foolish, as her old teacher sensed her presence and beat her again with little effort. In a fury, she knocked off his silver mask, revealing him to be blind. With Leonardo's aid, she was capable of putting him off guard and severely bite him with her snake fangs; thus infecting him with her lethal venom as well.
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She then turned to the Foot soldiers, stating that Tatsu had been merely using them and tarnishing the name of the Foot clan for his own glory, just as the Shredder had; that the Foot Clan deserves a noble destiny, one with honor and morality. When the bike was destroyed by the mutant-warthog's purple energy whips, she was saved from sustaining any injury via April's strong telekinetic abilities.
She then fought Kavaxas by even turning full snake and managed to gain the mystical Seal of the Ancients from him for a short time. Some nights later, in "End Times", Karai aided her April and the Turtles in recovering the fragments of Shredder's heart.
She road with April on a motorcycle in pursuit of Bebop. When they were seen, she was saved from falling hard by April's incredibly strong telekinesis. Despite her best efforts, she was not able to stop the heart of her adopted "father" from falling into the hands of Tiger Claw and Kavaxas.
She eventually shows up at the Lair riding on Leatherhead's back. She then went with Leonardo, Michelangelo and Leatherhead to stop Kavaxas and the revived, zombie-like Super Shredder. She watched as the two were dragged into the Netherworld via a mystic portal. As the sunset, she bed a final farewell to her father's spirit in the form a warm and loving hug. She wanted to appreciate the beautiful sunset with Leonardo and the others before going home.
In the two-part episode "When Worlds Collide", Karai seems to remain with the Turtles and her good friend April O'Neil in the Lair, where she frequently spars with Leonardo, whom she expressed her mutual romantic feelings for during their "playful" training sessions.
She waited on the rooftops as the two Salamandrians arrived, and was obviously repulsed that Raphael had a thing for " a big newt. When the extraterrestrial bug Lord Dregg invaded, Karai was shocked at Leonardo's capture. She tried to hold off the hordes of Vreen, but was eventually taken to Dregg's spaceship as well. Once released, she fought alongside Leonardo, Donatello and April against Lord Dregg, but was easily beaten.
Upon the destruction of the Newtralizer via electrocution, she expressed sadness when Michelangelo offered to use his temporarily acquired electric-generating abilities to buy her and the Turtles enough time to abandon ship; seemingly sacrificing his own life in the process. When Michelangelo reappeared unscathed, Karai assured him that today was a win and that they should celebrate. She expressed her exasperation when Raphael and Mona Lisa shared a loving hug.
In "The Frankenstein Experiment" Karai briefly appeared in an illusion that the mummified Pharaoh had cast to torment Leonardo, as a vampire with the Super Shredder behind her, which gravely worried the Turtle leader. She joins up with her allies April and Casey, and later the Ninja Turtles, their 80's counterparts and the Mighty Mutanimals, to stop the present Bebop and Rocksteady from working with Krang and Shredder to rip apart both dimensions.
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Personality[ edit ] Karai is serious, willful and high-spirited and wants to do things her own way but she's also fun loving and at some times bitterly sarcastic. She strongly believes in what she thinks is right and just. However, she also likes taking advantage of those that would benefit her or Shredder in the end.
She even believes in stopping those who would make the centuries old feud between the Foot and Hamato clans seem pointless, like when she opted to fight the Kraang to stop their inevitable invasion of the world. She also had the courage to defy her adoptive father's orders and act on her own, with no fear of the unfortunate consequences.
Upon discovering the hard truth about her parentage and true heritage as a blood member of the Hamato Clan, she furiously disowned Oroku Saki as her father and attempted to escape his lair to return to her biological father. She then began to warm up more and grow closer to the Turtles; especially Leonardo. When she had learned the true tragic tale of her mother's untimely demise from Splinter, she wanted revenge on the Shredder so much that she fearlessly ran off to confront him.
When she was brainwashed by Shredder's mind-controlling brain-worms, she was sadistic and merciless toward her victims. Once she was finally released of the Shredder's control over her and regained her free will, she furiously dedicated her life to putting an end to Oroku Saki and his criminal empire over the Foot clan; piece by piece, even if it resulted in hurting those dear to her in the process.
She soon realized the unintended consequences of her vengeful actions and decided to after the Shredder himself; therefore putting herself in even more danger.
Skills and abilities[ edit ] Karai is still highly trained in high leveled moves in ninjitsu and hand-to-hand combat ever since she was a girl. Her weapons are a tanto knife which symbolizes her higher rank as a full-fledged kunoichi of the Foot clan and several shuriken.
Her natural fighting skills make her incredibly agile in battle, even equal to Leonardo's high skill level. Unlike her series counterpart, Karai eventually gets inadvertently mutated into a semi-mindless purple-and-white snake. However, due to a small addition of human DNA included, she is able to transform back to her human form for short periods, retaining snake fangs, prehensile tongue and extended serpentine arms.
Her face even had scaly parts and her eyes had remained a greenish color instead of their normal brown. Her snake form grants her several abilities attributed to her type of snake ; such as further increasing her hearing, speed, agility, endurance, stealth and flexibility to superhuman levels, even giving her greater eyesight and night vision. It comes at a price though, as Karai gets really feral in her snake form and is barely able to speak or act rationally.
In addition she is frequently seen screaming before changing from her snake side into her human side as the change itself is very painful to endure, which is also why Karai very seldom goes to full snake unless there's no other option.
In addition, Karai can infect her victims with extremely lethal poisons and highly toxic venom that is quite fatal in a matter of hours, capable of seeping through skin in seconds. They have no antidote but can be counteracted with the ancient healing arts of "the healing hands" mantras.
When she was recaptured by the Foot, Stockman Fly had used his scientific intellect to give her complete control over snake form, allowing her to appear fully human without any noticeable snake traits, and even turn full snake at will. When used in conjunction with her highly extensive ninjitsu skills, her snake abilities makes her quite a formidable opponent.
Some time later, she learned how to use her snakelike abilities to heal severe injuries she has sustained such as burns or bruises by simply shedding her damaged skin and replacing it with brand-new skin, similar to how a snake sheds its skin. Shown wearing a red Noh  mask and a full-body black armor with a hood on her head and a cape, Karai is the Japanese Foot Clan boss and has come to take over the New York Foot after the Shredder's death.
Up until that point, we'll make her body a bit less curvy and less feminine to not raise unnecessary questions.
During the tide of the battle, both the Foot Clan and the Turtles realized that Winters, revealing himself to be an immortal warlord named Yaotl, only wanted the monsters to be returned to their world to undo the immortality curse he and his Stone Generals had endured.
Unfortunately, the Stone Generals have betrayed Winters by deliberately missing the final monster and intend to use the portal to finalize their conquest of Earth. When the Stone Generals offer the Foot a chance to join them in world conquest, Karai refuses, saying that they would honor their contract to Winters.
Aided by April and Casey, she then leads her ninja in retrieving the last of the monsters. In the end, Karai parts ways with the Turtles peacefully, but gives a cryptic last word that Turtles "have passed" something she refuses to elaborate and "soon we will have further business together; the kind that involves familiar faces from your past", implying on the Shredder's inevitable return to life. She then aids the Shredder in modifying the Technodrome with Utrom technology.
And without giving away too much, I will say she is a very complex character that was a blast to play. Since Karai is with the Foot Clan, many would say she's mean or evil However, since I'm a fan of the franchise, I was able to piece things together and quickly knew it was for the role of Karai.
Will Arnettwho played Vernon, said that in this scene his character "comes out just at the right moment [and] hits Karai with the gurney and knocks her off balance a little bit. Then April kind of finishes her off. In this one, it's not referenced, but I do consider him like family. My version of Karai is definitely like a soldier first. She is fierce and a deadly warrior and she's incredibly loyal and will do whatever it takes to carry out Master Shredder's plan to take over the world.
She is Shredder's right hand and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. She's fiercely loyal, smart, and a warrior when it comes to honoring the task at hand. However, Karai ends up transforming into an albino horned viper, to everyone's horror.TMNT Legends - All Turtles Reunite
In response to this, Shredder has the Foot Clan help the Kraang, who have just perfected the previously unstable mutagen, launch a second invasion of New York, starting by destroying the turtles' lair and forcing them to abandon it. The Kraang begin mutating New York's populace, including Kirby, despite the efforts of Earth's military and the turtles.
Leonardo is gravely wounded when he is ambushed by the entire Foot, and Splinter is seemingly killed during a battle with Shredder. Season 3 Main article: Leonardo takes an extended amount of time to recover, but guided by an apparition of Splinter, is able to overcome his physical and mental wounds.
They eventually return to New York City with the goal of finding Splinter, Karai, Kirby, and their other missing allies and liberate the city from the Kraang. They are successful in finding Splinter and set up a temporary base in the abandoned Antonio's Pizza, and Donatello begins work on new samples of retro-mutagen as the search for Kirby and Karai continues. Meanwhile, Shredder mutates Russian arms dealer Ivan Steranko and his only known disciple, high-tech master thief Anton Zeck, into Bebop and Rocksteady for stealing his helmet, the Kuro Kabuto, and hunting Karai in exchange for a safe departure from the Kraang-invaded city before sending them to find her again.
The duo succeed behind the Turtles's backs and Shredder promises to cure Karai of her misery. The turtles, on the other hand, run into a recently founded mutant team called the Mighty Mutanimals consisting of mutant allies that they made during the last two seasons, such as SlashLeatherheadPigeon Pete and former British neurochemist Dr.
Tyler Rockwell who are backed by their human ally Jack J. Together, they manage to banish the Kraang back to Dimension X and free New York, but the effect of the invasion eventually earns Shredder cemented control of the city's criminal underworld for his efforts to create a mind-control serum meant for the turtles, Mutanimals and Karai. The turtles are later offered by future time sorceress Renet to time travel to the past, where they meet up with a younger Hamato Yoshi and Oroku Saki, as well as Yoshi's late wife and Karai's mother, Teng Shen.
During the battle between Yoshi and Saki inside the burning Hamato Clan dojo, Shen is accidentally killed by Saki, who meant to kill Yoshi instead. Saki leaves the dojo after his hair burns off from the fire and kidnaps Yoshi and Shen's baby daughter Miwa, vowing to raise her as Karai and leaving Yoshi to die.
After his escape, the turtles save Yoshi, as they were "always destined to" before traveling back to the present with Renet. Despite their best efforts and Shredder violating the Foot Clan's temporary truce with the Turtles by stabbing Splinter during the fight, the ruthless Triceratons activate the Heart of Darkness, a black hole-creating machine which annihilates both the Kraang, the Earth, and everyone on it.
But just as it comes to the worst for the Turtles, April, and Casey, they are rescued by a friendly robot by the name of Professor Honeycutt also known as the Fugitoid who uses his spacecraft to take the Turtles, April and Casey to a journey into space. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series season 4 After the Turtles, April, and Casey are saved from the destruction of Earth, the Fugitoid uses his spacecraft the Ulixes to travel six months back in time in order for him and the Turtles to prevent the Triceraton Empire led by Emperor Zanmoran from again assembling the three components of the Heart of Darkness that are scattered throughout the universe before everything on Earth is lost.
Besides fighting the Triceratons, the Turtles also face new enemies in outer space like Lord Vringath Dregg of the planet Sectoid and the bounty hunter Armaggon, and even have an adventure with their interdimensional counterparts and their enemy Krang who is an exiled relative of Kraang Subprime.
Despite the efforts of the Turtles, the Triceratons are still able to collect all three pieces of the Black Hole Generator, only for the Turtles to return to Earth and join forces with their past selves to warn Splinter before he is killed by the Shredder, stop the detonator of the Heart of Darkness, and defeat the Triceratons.
The Fugitoid destroys the Black Hole Generator near the Triceraton spacefleet, causing to explode, presumably killing the Triceratons. In the aftermath of the fight against the Triceratons, the past versions of the Turtles, April, and Casey leave Earth with the past Fugitoid in the Ulixes while the present Fugitoid's head reactivates in Earth's orbit.
Weeks later following the Triceraton Invasion being thwarted and the Foot Clan's disappearance, April is promoted to kunoichi at the time when the witch Shinigami arrives and is revealed that she is Karai's friend as they plot to rebuild the Hamato Clan and dispose of Shredder who is still recuperating from his last fight with Splinter. After a brief fight, Rocksteady smashed Donatello's shell, nearly killing him.
The news of his supposed death spread all over the web and IGN did an interview with Tom Waltz, the script writer and he called the final scene a beautiful rendered scene, catching the emotion of the family. He also claimed there was no earthly way, Donatello could survive and he said it wasn't the end. Luckily, Donatello survived the onslaught. In Issue 45, Donatello wasn't dead as his spirit was in an alternate plane and he was barely clinging to life.
Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael carried Donatello's body into the freezer to slow down the bleeding and increase his chance of survival. Fugitoid says he needs to go to Burrow Island to get the equipment to save Donatello. Splinter finds Donatello's spirit and guides his son back to earth, however, due to Donatello wearing a helmet to keep his consciousness alive, his mind is in Metalhead, while his own body is being restored to how it was before his near demise.
Raphael storms off with Alopex following behind him. Raphael starts regretting leaving Donatello behind and seeing him in a robot body is too much for Raphael to handle, but as soon as Alopex and Leonardo give him some comfort he eventually accepts Donatello as Metalhead and he, Leo and Mikey go on patrol while Donatello and the Fugitoid transfer Donnie's turtle body to the lair of the turtles while Harold gets some equipment to help Donatello get back into his own body.
In issue 47, He mentioned to Fugitoid and Harold he is connected to his body's vital signs. Indicating he could still feel his body and was slowly getting back to normal.
In issue 50, Metalhead self-destructed and Donatello returned to his organic body. Since then he's been fighting alongside his brothers. Television[ edit ] animated series[ edit ] The animated television series depicts Donatello as the genius who invents many of the turtles vehicles and equipment including the Turtle Van, the Turtle Blimp and the Turtle Com.
Unlike the series his other minor inventions often malfunction, but many of them end up serving a practical purpose. Despite an obvious lack of funding in subsequent seasons he made many revolutionary inventions, the most notable being the portable portal capable of opening gateways to other dimensions as well as an early warning system which warns of impending attacks from other dimensions or from Krang and Shredder.
At times he displays little appreciation for human culture beyond the scientific community and he even earned a degree via mail. In the series's original Donatello's voice actor is Barry Gordon with Greg Berg as the alternate voice actor.
Gordon reprised the role of the Donatello in two episodes of the TV series" Wormquake! Several episodes concentrate on him, as well as his emotional and intellectual struggles. As in his other incarnations, he is intelligent, good with his hands, and very introspective, frequently becoming pensive over things he doesn't understand. He typically has a very close, however platonic, relationship with April.
He also displays closeness with his younger brother Michelangelo akin to that seen in the original movie. Even more pacifistic than his other incarnations, Donatello shows a greater interest in technology than his ninjutsu training. Even so, Donatello will defend his brothers at any cost, and he frequently assists the team in many ways through the technology he develops, mostly vehicles and communication devices. In this animation, Donatello is generally well liked by all of his brothers, never engaging in major confrontations with them.
In fact, Donatello was the one to reunite his brothers against the Shredder in the episode, "Same As It Never Was", having been sent to an alternate future where the team fell apart after he vanished. His skin color is a medium olive green color; this particular color is only used for him in the animation. In the fourth season, he was infected by a monster, and in the episode "Adventures in Turtlesitting", he mutates into a monster himself, which happened to Raphael in the comics.
In the seventh season, also called "Back to the Sewer", Donatello blamed himself for Master Splinter's decompiling and vowed to restore his bits from cyberspace. This obsession caused him to disregard anything else, such as the war between the Purple Dragons and the Foot clan, as unimportant. It wasn't until seeing his brothers in danger from the Cyber Shredder did he realize he was ignoring his responsibilities to help them and promised not to let his obsession with saving Master Splinter take control again.
By the time of Turtles Foreverthe Donatello is in total disbelief over the scientific aptitude of his counterpart, in which the alternate Donatello replied, "Science isn't all just facts and figures", although the two still manage to work together to track their enemies. In this version, Donatello has a crush on April O'Neil who is also in teenage years in this adaptation.
His character design was also updated, giving him a gap in his teeth and a taller, leaner appearance than his brothers. Donnie is voiced by Rob Paulsen who was Raph's original voice actor in the animated series. Movies[ edit ] Original trilogy [ edit ] In the first three live action films, Donatello, like Leonardo, is arguably less mature than he was in the original comics and the animated series, as he is shown joking around more. The first movie never officially identifies Donatello as the group's resident "whiz kid", though he is occasionally shown tinkering with various devices and is seen to have a vast knowledge of obscure topics he is shown to be a master at ' Trivial Pursuit ' when playing against the other Turtles and later astutely labels Casey Jones a claustrophobic.
He takes his time deciding on the most appropriate victory cheers, though his choices are sometimes quite perplexing for example, "Bossa Nova! However, the second film clearly established Donatello as the most scientifically-minded turtle as well as the most introspectivefeeling dejected when he learns that the ooze that created the Turtles only exists because of an accident, although Splinter consoles his dejection by pointing out that the circumstances of their origins cannot define their present worth.