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TMNT Season Three Predictions

With season two now wrapped and the stakes higher than ever, Nickelodeon is ready to continue the TMNT train right along and begin season three immediately.  So what’s in store for the heroes in green now that their city and home are in ruins, their master is missing, and their brother is injured?  We can’t say for sure what the next 26 episodes will hold in store, but we can certainly make some educated guesses.  So let’s see what we can glean from the information that’s already been revealed.


In the preview for season three, there were a few pieces of information that didn’t make much sense at the time, but are now clearly understandable.  First, it was said that the turtles flee New York City for some reason.  Well, now we know why.  With the invasion underway, and the rest of the world not likely to fair any better (although we still don’t know what the Earth Protection Force is, or what its prominence will be in the coming season), it’ll be up to the turtles to retake the city somehow.


There was also mention of Shredder getting his revenge at the end of season two.  As we know, he didn’t get the kind of revenge he ultimately wants, but he did force the boys to see their master fall in battle, and he injured Leonardoto a point where the others can’t know if he’ll recover completely.  But he didn’t really get any sort of revenge for Karai.  That should mean that there will be a lot more to do with her this season, as we are able to understand her snake form, what its powers are, and whether she even wants to become fully human again.  Since she didn’t make any meaningful appearances after her transformation, there’s certainly a good chance season three will spend significant time on her.  Whether Shredder will get his revenge still … well, we’ll have to wait and see.  Leonardo proved he was now a match for all of Shredder’s henchmen, so the villain may need some new baddies to do his bidding.


Which, of course, leads to the other known news/hopeful predictions.  We already know fan favorites Bebop, Rocksteady, Mondo Gecko, UsagiYojimbo will be making appearances this season, as well as new characters like Napoleon Dyna-Frog.  But will anyone else be making a return?  With so many characters now present, do we even need more old 80s characters making their debuts?  Perhaps the season will instead deal with some of the mutants/characters that already exist.  Donatello did create a retro-mutagen that worked.  If he can return the city to normal, perhaps some of the other mutants can be returned to normal, opening the way for others (it would still be great if Mondo Gecko and Napoleon Dyna-Frog were just the beginnings for the Mighty Mutanimals and the Punk Frogs, respectively).


Characters, plot, and developments are always fun to think about, but what happens with the characters that we already have?  Given what happened in the finale, it’s likely that season three will be the end of the AprilDonatelloCasey love triangle.  If she hasn’t made her choice already, then it certainly seems like it’scoming soon.  The one thing that would be nice to see is something new with the Kraang.  For two seasons, they’ve been doing the same thing.  What’s left for them?  Either season three should end their story (for a while, at least), or the writers need to come up with something very creative and interesting for them to be doing instead.  It would also be interesting if the turtles could have noticeable alterations in their personalities because of what happens.  Mikey could grow up a little more; Raph could be calmer and gentler with his family; Leo could be more of a hardened warrior; and Donnie could be recovering from his heartbreak.


Whatever happens in the coming season, it’ll be one heck of an adventure.  With the new episodes right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before we see just what’s going to happen with our favorite heroes.  Until then, we can just wait and keep our fingers crossed.

The Author

Zach Gasior

Zach Gasior

Zach Gasior is an author and English professor at Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana. His short stories have been published around the world, and he has two non-fiction books in print. He has contributed articles to several different sites, and has been a fan of the turtles since he was two years old, and his favorite ninja turtle is Raphael.

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