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Old 04-10-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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What type of music do you think the TMNT characters listen to?

Thought this would be a fun thread.

We see the Turtles listening to music in the cartoons at times, but the writers never dig that deep into their preferences. I mean, I guess we can tell they like rap and rock music in general, but let's make this more fun and think about what kind of rock and rap they like or what kind of bands they enjoy. And let's do the same for other characters, if you'd like to, btw. Ofc, in the TMNT property, things can differ per version. Not to mention the era/time period those versions are from

I'll start with 2k3 Turtles:

Leonardo: Probably would like some form of traditional Japanese music, but also would probably like rock music as well. Dunno really what, tho. I'm gonna say jazz. I can see Leo listening to Coltrane, Hubbard, Hancock, Davis, etc.
Michelangelo: I guess he mostly sticks to pop music he'd listen on the radio. Pop, rock and hip-hop, mostly.
Raphael: Nu Metal and gangsta rap, I'd say. I bet he likes Disturbed, Korn and Slipknot.
Donatello: I think Donatello would like progressive rock music such as Rush, Pink Floyd, Yes and Alan Parsons Project. I dunno why, I can just see him liking this stuff.

FW turtles:

Leo: Probably not too different from 2k3 Leo, imo.
Raph: I think Fred Wolf Raph would be happy enough with whatever catchy stuff caught his ears.
Mikey: Probably glam metal and hard rock like GNR and Van Halen. And whatever stoners listened to in the 80s/ealry 90s. Was reggae a popular thing already at the time?
Don: I'm pretty sure he was listening to classical music on his radio in that Pirate Radio episode and then the radio kept switching to hard rock. So I guess he'd like classical music.

Well I gave my best shot. Thoughts?
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:49 PM   #2
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All of the turtles probably have the the music from We Wish you a Turtle Christmas in their playlist

I know I do, and I am not ashamed of it.
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The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:53 PM   #3
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Mirage TMNT:

So whatever was popular in 1984-87. They say whatever kind of music you're listening to at the end of your teen years is sort of going to be the way you're wired for a while.

A lot of George Michael, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner, probably!
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Well, we know the Mirage turtles like Metallica & The Misfits, it's canon. To that point, the OG turtles seem to share the taste of the Mirage team, so you can work in other punk/metal acts of that era for sure.

Each iteration is in many ways a product of its time, so I for the most part associate them with popular music/culture of their given periods. While they would probably like various genres, these are what I think they'd lean towards a group.

Mirage: 80's metal
OT: Funky synthpop
Henson: New Jack Swing
Next Mutation: Cheesy dance music
4kids: Pop punk
Nick: Old-school hip-hop (due to the soundtrack + how these turtles have a pension for collecting stuff from the 80's)
Bayturtles: Commercial rap & "dubstep"
Rise: Not sure, for some reason I wanna say drum & bass or electronica

Sure you could go the route of saying Leo the samurai likes traditional koto music, Donnie the tech wiz likes electronic music, Mikey the party guy likes anything with a good beat, & Raph the bully likes metal, but that's too on the nose, IMO. Probably accurate to a certain extent, to be fair, however I'd like to think they'd each have broader tastes 'cause I'm a big music nerd myself.

I could definitely see the TMNT being into Wu-tang Clan, for obvious reasons, as well as The Ramones. Both are high energy New York staples who pioneered in their alternative genres.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:59 PM   #5
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Well, we know the Mirage turtles like Metallica & The Misfits, it's canon.
That's true.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:58 PM   #6
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I remember looking at the bios for the 2k3 turtles on the 4kids website and remember Raph liking rap, Mikey liking Rock and Donnie liking electronic. Totally forgot what Leo like however
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:48 AM   #7
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Original series Irma: 1950's and 60's rock (the Howie Hardy episodes make me think that).
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:03 AM   #8
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Just going on two eps of the Nick series (When they first got the Shellraiser and when they first got the T-POD) they seemed to like Rock type music.
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Old 04-11-2018, 10:08 PM   #9
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Fortunately, the good people who were employed to put goofy special features on DVDs in the early 2000s have us covered:











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Old 04-11-2018, 10:42 PM   #10
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1990 Shredder wanted to "conquer the world"? Did they even watch the movie?
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:33 AM   #11
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1990 Shredder wanted to "conquer the world"? Did they even watch the movie?
And regarding those supposed nicknames, I thought the Foot Clan was "family" and the Shredder was "father."
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:16 PM   #12
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1990 Shredder wanted to "conquer the world"? Did they even watch the movie?
He kind of did. He wanted his criminal syndicate to take complete control of every country.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:45 PM   #13
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Fortunately, the good people who were employed to put goofy special features on DVDs in the early 2000s have us covered:

http://i.imgur.com/KnPtfx9h.png

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lmao it will forever after remain in my personal headcanon that Master Splinter is a roots reggae aficionado
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:48 PM   #14
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Boy, Shredder's a bit of an edgelord there, isn't he ?

Did anyone else see the "dislike of music" for Shredder and immediately think of the "I Hate Music" bit from the Coming Out of Our Shells tour ?
Granted, that was the entire plot, but still.
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Did anyone else see the "dislike of music" for Shredder and immediately think of the "I Hate Music" bit from the Coming Out of Our Shells tour ?
Granted, that was the entire plot, but still.
I sure did
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The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:15 AM   #16
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Shredder not liking food is hilarious, they could have at least said he eats Japanese food.

So 1990 movie Shredder doesn't eat?
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Shredder not liking food is hilarious, they could have at least said he eats Japanese food.

So 1990 movie Shredder doesn't eat?
Original Movie Shredder was clearly some sort of superhuman, not requiring any food and surviving being crushed by a garbage truck compactor

Too bad his superform was a serious downgrade by being easily overwhelmed by falling wood.
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The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
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Fortunately, the good people who were employed to put goofy special features on DVDs in the early 2000s have us covered:

http://i.imgur.com/KnPtfx9h.png

http://i.imgur.com/xt6JayFh.png

http://i.imgur.com/EoOWDVFh.png

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http://i.imgur.com/M79xSNph.png

http://i.imgur.com/FwMPw7ah.png
Leo, sweetie it’s time we go shopping for brand new music on itunes. That won’t do at all...

That Shredder reminds me of orokusakishredder on this forum.
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That Shredder reminds me of orokusakishredder on this forum.


Oh, geez, can a cheesy dvd extra really be the cause of such an obsession?
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Oh, geez, can a cheesy dvd extra really be the cause of such an obsession?
The pieces of the puzzle are all falling together now.
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