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View Poll Results: Mike's chuks with a chain or a rope?
Chain 24 70.59%
Rope 5 14.71%
Doesn't matter to me 5 14.71%
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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Michelangelo's nunchuks: chain or rope?

Do you prefer to see Michelangelo's nunchaku depicted as being connected by a rope or connected by a chain?
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:55 PM   #2
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Chains

Chains, so he can do more damage!
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:06 PM   #3
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Either, doesn't matter to me which.

Though I assume both have their pros and cons. Rope takes more wear and will eventually need replacing, but it is quiet. Metal chains will last almost indefinitely, but they can make noise and for a ninja trying to be stealthy out of combat that probably isn't good.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:14 PM   #4
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I've always figured the only reason people drew it as rope was they were too lazy to draw all the little links in the chain.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:56 AM   #5
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Either, doesn't matter to me which.

Though I assume both have their pros and cons. Rope takes more wear and will eventually need replacing, but it is quiet. Metal chains will last almost indefinitely, but they can make noise and for a ninja trying to be stealthy out of combat that probably isn't good.
The turtles can't be 100 % realistic ninja. Then we would have no jokes during the fights, no enemies thinking they're wering disguisies. Just the turtles knocking out the lights with shuriken and then beting up their enemies in the dark all the time.

So I think it's better to combine some ordinary Japanese martial arts (judo, karate) with both historical ninjas, and the modern ninja myth.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:29 AM   #6
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The turtles can't be 100 % realistic ninja. Then we would have no jokes during the fights, no enemies thinking they're wering disguisies. Just the turtles knocking out the lights with shuriken and then beting up their enemies in the dark all the time.

So I think it's better to combine some ordinary Japanese martial arts (judo, karate) with both historical ninjas, and the modern ninja myth.
Not to mention they'd have to kill their opponents...not knock em out
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:05 AM   #7
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His original weapons by far. I mean that's what was originally intended by the creators and it works better than the grappling hook. There's only so many ways you can make the grappling hook look cool in action sequences.

EDIT: what a minute: you meant the styling of the nunchuks? Whoops.

Well I'd go with chains as it aesthetically looks cooler.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:34 AM   #8
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Not to mention they'd have to kill their opponents...not knock em out
That varies between series.
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Old 12-10-2018, 12:19 PM   #9
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I'd say the chain. it just looks more lethal. Also I liked how in the 2012 series it nunchucks doubled into kusarigama.
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Old 12-10-2018, 01:02 PM   #10
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Chain since it looks cooler and more intimidating, even though it probably doesn't help the turtles at being stealthy and I'm not sure about its combat effectiveness vs the rope.
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I'd say the chain. it just looks more lethal. Also I liked how in the 2012 series it nunchucks doubled into kusarigama.
I think all four turtles should use sharp weapons, especially when facing deadlier enemies.
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I think all four turtles should use sharp weapons, especially when facing deadlier enemies.
Well, they should all have shuriken on them. So there's that.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:30 PM   #13
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Chain looks the coolest & makes the most sense but I can't fault any artist who doesn't wanna go through drawing it that way. It's a huge pain.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:55 PM   #14
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I think all four turtles should use sharp weapons, especially when facing deadlier enemies.
This logic is the reason the 2012 show originally had all the turtles with bladed weapons.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:07 AM   #15
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I always liked the chained 'chucks, although I will admit that the TMNT '90 movie did have a nice set of what looked like roped nunchucks.
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Old 12-12-2018, 12:15 PM   #16
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I might be leaning more forwards chains between the batons for looks only, but honestly it doesn't really matter.

The pros and cons of having chucks' with cord or chain are so minuscule for in the context of a action property, the main difference is in the spin where with a cord you have more control and more precision, while the chain is faster and looks more impressive when you are doing spinning performance.

I'm not really a fan of overly spinning and tricking, it looks flashy but also dumb. And the you can choke someone just as well with a cord as with a chain, so for me it's less about the material that connects the nuncaku batons, but more on how it's used.

And as long as the batons isn't metal or the chain/cord is way too long, I'm good.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:26 PM   #17
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Well, they should all have shuriken on them. So there's that.
But can you imagine the amount they'd go through or having to try and retrieve each one afterwards?
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Shurikens are easily discarded, though. Easy and cheap to replace
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:49 PM   #19
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Never given enough thought to it to say i "care" but I do think chain is cooler. I've never even thought of nunchucks with a rope connection to be honest.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:21 PM   #20
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I've always preferred chain.
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