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Old 04-16-2017, 03:12 PM   #32
neatoman
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Originally Posted by CyberCubed View Post
You know I meant the major villains. Either way, they just replaced old mob bosses with new ones. Nick has the fat mob boss who was in 3 episodes, IDW had Lupo and his gang working for Dun. What's the difference? There will always be mob/gangsters in TMNT. They don't have to be the same exact characters but they all serve the same purpose.

Slash is a maniac turtle and an uneasy ally, he is a very easy character to use again.

Also you know good and well IDW/Nick have already brought back or used the majority of big villains from the original cartoon or 90's era in general.
True, but my argument that they're more attractive as blank slates than for what they were still stands. There's kind of a reason why they felt they could just take Wyrm and make him a genie, or the Neutrinos into robotic dream invaders, or Hothead as a stand-in for Satan.

IDW doesn't do that to the same extreme as Nick, but it's no secret that you don't really think ruthless Utrom Krang is all that similar to bumbling disembodied brain Krang.

Most of these characters were in, like what? One or two, maybe four episodes tops? And their modern interpretations barely resemble the original depiction, if at all. By taking an old character and slapping more or less what you want on them, you have total creative freedom and you still don't have work entirely from scratch, it's the best of both worlds.
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Turtles is basically the red-headed stepchild of Nick.
Hahahaha!
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