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Guess Who’s Back? Details from Nick’s Ninja Turtles Season 3

by Zach Gasior

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With Season Two at its midpoint, retailers, executives, and advertisers are looking ahead to the end of the 2014, and what lies in store for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise as the newest animated series enters its third season.  Even though the rest of the world is still deep in the action and adventure that surrounds the second season, the discussions among higher-ups regarding what’s to come have started trickling down to the public, providing some very interesting pieces of information to get the rumor mill circulating.


In a recently released retail guide used to show advertisers and retailers what toys Playmates had coming out the rest of this year, information was included about the success of the show, known casting decisions about the movie, and, surprisingly, what the television show had in store for its third season. 


From the preview:

“Shredder gets his revenge forcing the turtles to flee NYC in search of a strategy to retake the city.” 


Additionally, mutants known from the comics and old television show will return, including fan-favorites Bebop, Rocksteady, and Usagi Yojimbo.  This solitary statement is rife with possibility, so let’s dive in and start figuring out what could be happening in Season Three.


Most importantly, is that Shredder is getting his revenge for something.  While the turtles and their allies have given him plenty of problems so far, nothing they’ve done has been particularly worthy of revenge, which would suggest that something major is still to come in Season Two, or very early in Season Three.  Given what’s happened so far, there’s the possibility that the turtles thwart one evil scheme too many.  Of course, perhaps more likely would be something really drastic, like taking Karai away from him.  Shredder wants the turtles dead, but if they were to turn Karai against him finally, he may snap, and set his entire army on a reptile hunt the likes of which the TMNT universe has never seen before.


The next interesting idea to come from this statement is that the turtles have to leave NYC until they can mount a counterattack.  First, this must mean that Shredder finds the lair.  After so many close calls with Foot Bots and aliens, it was only a matter of time until the turtles’ hiding place was compromised.  Second, where could they possibly go?  While it would be pretty cool to see them holed up at an old O’Neil family farm again (just like the first live-action movie), and it would certainly be great if the show introduced a brand new locale, logic would suggest that the turtles will end up on Japan.  Since Usagi Yojimbo returns and it would be the perfect place to train to take on Shredder, Hamato Yoshi returning to his roots and making peace with his wife’s death and daughter’s return would be a wonderfully pivotal moment in Season Three.


What’s not suggested here is what becomes of other characters, like Casey and April.  Given how close the Kraang have come to capturing her, maybe they ultimately do get their hands on April by the end of the current season.  Maybe she and Casey go with the turtles when they leave (their identities aren’t exactly unknown to Shredder at this point, or at least April’s isn’t).  Maybe they are forced to stay behind and fight from the inside, bringing them closer together and ruining any chance Donatello had at a romantic tryst.  No matter what, their story is likely to be tied directly to the turtles’, and what happens is anyone’s guess.


With some new characters now known to be making appearances, who else will show up is anyone’s guess.  Will the Mighty Mutanimals or Punk Frogs band together while the turtles are gone?  Will the boys meet Venus de Milo if they end up in Japan or China?  Nothing is known for sure, but this teaser is ripe for interpretation.  What is for certain, though, is that Season Three will be an excellent adventure to add to this already wonderful show.

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Johnny March 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Bebop and Rocksteady ! Can’t wait

SangheiliSpecOp March 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm


Turtle Geek200 March 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

YEAH!! 😀 Cannot wait either!

Anyone00 March 18, 2014 - 9:08 am

I don’t think Usagi Yojimbo was a mutant in any of his previous incarnations.

Turtle Geek200 March 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm


Jrod84 March 18, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Sounds coolio

SamuraiTourist March 19, 2014 - 4:59 am

Stan Sakai has stated that Usagi Miyamoto will not be appearing in season 3 of TMNT.

Enda March 19, 2014 - 9:27 am

Mighty Mutanimals

Enda March 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

the mighty mutanimals rule!
i even have the perfect members
– Leatherhead
– Slash
– Newtralizer
– Tyler Rockwell (Monkey mutant)
– Ice Cream Kitty
– WingNut/Kirby Bat
– Pete the Pigeon

Cheyenne August 3, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Sir Malachi, and not IceCream Kitty, i love it too much, plus it doesnt really fit. And now we cant have Kirby cuz Donnie changed him back to normal…. which sucks. i liked Kirby as a mutant bat

Grady March 19, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Where did you get the info about Usagi returning? As someone has already said, Stan Sakai said he will NOT be in the show. :/

Enda June 19, 2014 - 3:44 am

People change minds

Nice March 21, 2014 - 7:35 am

WHAT?! Season 3 already? I can’t believe that Wormquake was the season finale. Dude, this is so lame! Not the episode, it’s how you guys aired the show in a not-exciting way. And also, PLEASE do not let Venus de Milo show up in this series.

A Person March 21, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Dude, Wormquake was NOT the season finale! Season 2 is only about halfway done, but I guess they’re taking a break from Season 2, like they did before Parasitica and releasing spoilers to get us riled up for Season 3…or something. But Wormquake wasn’t the season finale; that much I know

Cheyenne August 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

yeah, i never liked Venus. she didnt fit the storyline

Abri March 22, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Why? What is so bad about her? Deviant art seems to like her and other female turtles.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN March 22, 2016 - 2:50 pm

she ruins the family dynamic AMONG OTHER THINGS. if u want a female hero your answer is April.

Abri March 23, 2016 - 1:38 am

Not have Venus as a sister but as an ally. A girlfriend for Leonardo. She wouldn’t be bad if she didn’t have magic powers. Shinobi means ninjitsu in Chinese; its what I’ve heard. She would be a good friend and ally to the turtles. A friend for Karai and April.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN March 23, 2016 - 11:38 am

having her as an ally instead of a sister does make me more welcoming to the thought. but it still feels wrong in some ways.

Abri March 23, 2016 - 3:17 pm


Abri March 24, 2016 - 2:25 pm

What can we all do to fix Venus? What characteristics can we add or remove? We can make her better than what she used to be. Together we can make her unique and special. Who is with me.

Skylar McInnis June 7, 2016 - 9:33 am


Nax April 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Really I don’t want “Venus de Milo” to be on this TMNT series or “Monalisa” or something like that because there are only 4 teenage Mutant ninja turtles named like 4 famous renascence paintors so…where did the others come from?, and from were they get their names? (Monalisa as an exception)

Yuna September 26, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Venus de Milo is an armless statue.

Abri March 22, 2016 - 2:40 pm


bob April 23, 2014 - 11:45 am

If bebop and Rocksteady come in that would be amaing but i hope they wont be smart and powerfull i would want them how they used to be

Shellyeahronnie April 27, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Venus won’t come back because Peter laird bought the rights to her because he hated the character so much

Abri March 22, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Nickelodeon has all the tmnt stuff, now. But wouldn’t it be awesome, though!?:-) I wish there was a way to tell or talk to Nickelodeon.

gloria hernandez chico May 2, 2014 - 10:53 pm

i just can say aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karley May 19, 2014 - 1:09 pm

“Shredder gets his revenge…” Could I finally be getting my 2012 take on the Mirage Leonardo Microseries + Mirage #10?! PLEASE CIRO!

TheLollipopSugar June 28, 2014 - 2:40 pm

The fifth turtle ? NO ! Never ! This season not gonna be like the others ! I don’t want that finishes like that

Ethan August 9, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Sad this is what I get for looking up about season 3

Voltina Snape August 14, 2014 - 11:04 pm

I really wanna see beabop, rocksteady and usagi, but venus? no way!!! and april and casey are a couple IN THE COMIC, so donattelo never gonna have a chance.
by the way, the new irma sucks…

TMNTLOVERXX September 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm

But the new TMNT is different, you don’t know if april is either going to end up with Donatello or Casey Jones, Rob Paulsen himself said he really loved and shipped ApriTello and told the fans not to worry about Casey. The TMNT fans have waited about 20 years to see april getting together with one of the turtles and then breaking their hearts by bringing April and Casey together?
I wont mind if April was a older women, I wont mind if they didn’t make Donatello like April and then finishing their dreams. Donatello should end up with April by the end of Season 3 since both Rob and Mie, the voice of Donatello and April ship the two. As for Casey, he could just get away from both of their relationship.

Abri March 22, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Donnie can a girl on his own. He can a female turtle for him.

Janusz Bolbotowski February 26, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Ciro, I want to see Leo and Karai fell in love each other. I don’t want Usagi to be in this series. And I want to see the continuation of Turtles Forever where 2012 turtles meet 2003, 1987 and Mirage turtles and Shredder get mutated into a mutated shark/Kraang hybrid just like in Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 3 and 4. And I see 2003 Hun as a mutant turtle who decided to be 2012 Hun’s mentor, trainer and father figure.

Ang Cassera (ANGDAGAMER) April 14, 2015 - 7:02 pm

I NEED USAGI TO BE IN THIS SERIES! I don’t care ’bout u haters I just need my favorite mashup to HAPPEN. listen I even sent an email to nickelodeon to make this clear so ppplllleeeeaaaasssseeee USAGI!

sorry I’m a total fangirl

Abri March 22, 2016 - 2:37 pm

I hear u!☺

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN March 22, 2016 - 2:47 pm

I agree!!!

Skylar McInnis June 7, 2016 - 9:31 am

Man! Usagi was an AWESOME character! He and Leo may have been very similar in 2003, but the 2012 Leo is a lot more tense and isn’t always as calm as his 2003 counterpart. If Usagi comes back, he and Leo could really play off one another! I for one want to see it! 😀

Abri March 22, 2016 - 12:08 am

Could they bring Venus de Milo back and into tmnt 2012? They could make more female tmnt characters. Like for example, a female turtle for Raphael, instead of Mona Lisa. A female turtle for Michelangelo instead of Renet.A female turtle for Donatello instead of April. A guy for Karai who is kind of like her. A guy for April that has phycic powers like her. A girl for Casey Jones that is a vigilante and crazy like him. A girl for Master Splinter that is a senseii like him and Venus de Milo for Leonardo. Instead have magic powers; have ninjitsu.

Abri March 22, 2016 - 12:21 am

Sorry! Instead of having magic powers ; have ninjitsu

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN March 22, 2016 - 2:47 pm

good thoughts but………….

Abri March 23, 2016 - 1:40 am


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