Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

The Unconvincing Turtle Titan

Season 1, Ep 12, Aired 5/3/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Believing the Turtles can accomplish so much more for the city, and inspired by iconic superhero Silver Sentry, Michelangelo decides to take a crack at being a superhero. But he soon discovers superheroism is not all it's cracked up to be. Worse still, he stumbles upon a mind-control experiment by Silver Sentry's arch nemesis Malignus — and ends up battling for his very life against the Malignus-controlled Silver Sentry.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Veronica Taylor

    April O'Neil

  • Dan Green

    Additional Voices

  • Darren Dunstan


  • Wayne Grayson


  • Frank Frankson


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • As a stand-alone episode "The Unconvincing Turtle Titan" is amusing in spurts, but its real relevance is how it ties into the larger TMNT universe in later seasons.

    By SimonTC1, Jun 08, 2009

  • Super hero classic Mikey strikes out on his own to make a name for himself. Exellent

    By SageNinja0033, Aug 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Mikey: (in the opening scene) No, you haven't tuned in to the wrong show, that's me, Mikey, under the cape and cowl. See that big flying dude up in the sky? That's Silver Sentry. He's a superhero. We're on our first superhero team-up tonight, he just dosen't know it yet. You's think an earthbond turtle like me would have trouble keeping up with a guy who can soar through the sky like an eagle and you know what? You'd be right.

    • Raph: What's this? The Ninjustice League? Don: More like the Shelltastic Four... Leo: The Legion of Sewer Heroes!! (Turtles laugh)

    • (The Turtles watch the Sentry's interview.) Leonardo: (astonished) Mikey... was that you the Siver Sentry was talking about? Michelangelo: (after a pause) Guys, I'm a turtle, not a titan.

    • Malignus: The fool... doesn't he know I always have an escape plan... (Bumps into Michelangelo) Michelangelo: Hi! Remember me?!

    • Michelangelo: Ugh... Fight it Silver Sentry! You don't really want to hurt me! Malignus: (laughing) But that's the beauty of it! He really DOESN'T want to hurt you! But he can't help himself!

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    Notes (4)

    • Villain: Dr. Malignus

    • Prologue Narrator: Michelangelo

    • First episode (of this series) in which one member of the turtles works solo.

    • This episode is based off of Issue #15 of the original comic series.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Michelangelo swings onto the bus, he releases his grappling hook. Later, he somehow has it back. This is either a continuity error similar in the original series with the Turtles' weapons or Michelangelo must have a spare.

    Allusions (3)

    • ==Superhero Teams== A few superhero teams from DC and Marvel Comics are referenced when Leo and Raph make fun of Mikey's drawings and name a few suggestions which are parodies: The Ninjustice League (Justice League), The Shelltastic Four (Fantastic Four), and The Legion of Sewer Heroes (The Legion of Super Heroes).

    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Michelangelo's usage of a grappling hook here instead of his nunchakus is an homage to the original series when Michelangelo began to use a grappling hook with his original weapon in the third and fourth (1989 and 1990) seasons and althogether used just his grappler from 1991 (fifth season) and on.

    • Spider-Man Malignus is modelled on the Green Goblin character from the Spider-Man movie.

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