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View Poll Results: Did you like black April?
I liked it or was fine with April being black 28 56.00%
No, I disliked it and she didn't feel like April to me 22 44.00%
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:03 AM   #41
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I guess they could have made her Angel but even this character would be an insult to her.
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:40 AM   #42
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To answer the OP's thread question: Rise April held a variety of jobs throughout the show... Pizza parlor host, babysitter, shoe salesperson, the list goes on and on, really...
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Old 04-01-2021, 02:39 PM   #43
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I was "meh" on this choice. I see the reason why they did it though, but she didn't really catch on with me in any way.
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Old 04-01-2021, 05:53 PM   #44
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She's not black, just super tanned, it's still the white april we know and love. Just like this model is white:



Casey Jones is trans so technically still male and Leo becomes the leader. Rise is just another traditional TMNT with no real changes.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:50 PM   #45
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Although I didn't mind April being black, I did think that it was poorly executed.

Did the showrunners ever hire any writers/storyboard artists who happen(ed) to be people of color?
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Old 04-02-2021, 06:10 AM   #46
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Her race wasn't the problem.

I didn't like her characterization. Even if they had made her a carbon copy of the typical April (red hair, pale, blue eyed, etc), I would've still found her very one note and unfunny. I also didn't like how they often propped her up to make her look 'cooler' than the TMNT (in the Baxter Stockboy ep, for example, Leo and Mikey are terrified of the ghost but she's all "WHOO HOO" about it...ugh).
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:29 PM   #47
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It is kinda disappointing, I would have been cool with a black April or a dark-skinned April in general, as long as she was likeable and had a fun personality and some dynamic with the Turtles.

This April did not. I mean I don't even want to call her April because she might as well been anyone else in name-only. They could have called her Lydia and nobody would know the difference.
It's not often that I agree with this person, but this post kinda nailed my feelings.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:39 AM   #48
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Her skin color is not an issue for me, I like this April, her energy, the actress that give her voice, I am coool with all that
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:16 PM   #49
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She's not my favorite April, but I did like her more than in 2012, at least.
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:12 AM   #50
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Her race wasn't the problem.

I didn't like her characterization. Even if they had made her a carbon copy of the typical April (red hair, pale, blue eyed, etc), I would've still found her very one note and unfunny. I also didn't like how they often propped her up to make her look 'cooler' than the TMNT (in the Baxter Stockboy ep, for example, Leo and Mikey are terrified of the ghost but she's all "WHOO HOO" about it...ugh).
Heck, even her character wasn't the problem. It was the Turtles that I didn't like. I just could not connect to any of them, and she didn't make things better, whether she was Black, White or Asian. The April I know is the one that is caring and supportive of the Turtles. If they wanted someone to fight with that was a friend, that was Casey Jones job! Heck, even Irma could come in and do that job. But April is supposed to be the one rock or big sister that they could look up to. Nothing more obnoxious than a big sister that is bullish.
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