Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 4 Episode 35

Leonardo Versus Tempestra

Aired Unknown Nov 17, 1990 on CBS
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Leonardo Versus Tempestra
The Turtles sneak into an arcade in the middle of the night to play video games. Leonardo gets hooked on a game called "Tempestra's Revenge." One rainy night, Leon sneaks out to play the game. While Leonardo is playing the game, lightning strikes the arcade and Tempestra comes to life. Leonardo contacts the other Turtles and asks them for help. Tempestra overhears him calling for help and traps the other Turtles in their lair by flooding the sewers.

April finds Leonardo trying to dodge falling things from the earthquake that Tempestra has started. The fearless reporter picks up the dazed Ninja Turtle and they both set out to find Tempestra. They follow her trail to a nuclear power plant where she has gone to recharge herself. Leonardo thinks he has an idea to get rid of Tempestra for good. He tries to egg her on by telling her he does not think she is all that powerful. Tempestra falls for the trick and proves her strength by creating three creatures to fight Leonardo.

Meanwhile, in the Turtle lair, Donatello has created a machine to help the remaining TMNT escape the flooded sewer so that they can help Leonardo and April. Don, Mike and Raph make their escape and manage to track down April and Leo. The three TMNT arrive at the power plant just as Tempestra releases her creatures upon Leonardo. With all the Turtles reunited, they defeat Tempestras creatures with ease.

Tempestra realizes that she has been tricked and tries to blow up the nuclear generator to get more power. Leonardo uses the computer chip from the video game against Tempestra to capture her once again.

After this adventure, Leonardo decides to lay off video games for a while.moreless

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  • Leonardo goes up against a video game boss

    I love Leonardo VS Tempestra episode because it shows Leonardo dabbling in other interests than his ninjitsu passion. Also I think it puts a slight slant on his character that he would get obsessed over a video game, which is some thing you would think Leonardo of all people would be to sophisticated to do. Or something that would be more likely for Michaelangelo to do. But I think this works with out making Leonardo seem OCC (out of character) because it was a challenge for Leonardo to over come. And I think that is what Leoanrdo was really obsessed over, not so much the game it self. Leonardo just seems like some one that just simply does not lose. Ever. No matter what the issue is. I think the reason tempestra was bugging him so much was because he didn't want to lose to any one and because Leonardo prides him self on being pretty much perfect, he couldn't take that there was something he couldn't over come and that why he freaked.moreless
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon


Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke


Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Krang/Burne Thompson

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen


Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman


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  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Leonardo defeats the Shredder dummy when Michaelangelo, Raphael and Donatello arrives. Michaelangelo hits the dummy.)
      Raphael: Hey, it's the Shred Head!
      Donatello: How did he get pass us?
      Michaelangelo: (to dummy) I'm warning you, canned face! I've got a black belt in black eyes!
      Leonardo: Hold it, fellas! It's only us! (Michaelangelo, Raphael and Donatello yells while attacking the dummy.) I tried to you.
      Michaelangelo: Uh-oh!
      (The Shredder dummy lies dead on the floor.)
      Splinter: Congratulations, my students. It only took three of you to defeat one dummy.
      Donatello: It looks we're the real dummies.
      Michaelangello: Hey, speak for yourself, dude.

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