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Old 03-19-2018, 02:31 PM   #1
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[Rise of the TMNT] Who has your favorite (or least favorite) character design?

As I've examined all of the artwork that have been unveiled so far, I've noticed that I can't really decide which character has, in my opinion, the best overall character design, as they all have certain aspects that look visually unappealing, at least to me.

However, out of all the characters, the character with my least favorite design is ...

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Whenever I look at Donnie's swollen cranium or Leo's red marks, it unsettles me.

*My apologies, Mr. Suriano, but I must confess.*

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Um ... WHAT?!


I agree with the part in bold. Leo's red marks (above his eyes, yet under his mask) make him look mysteriously mischievous. He looks like someone who's out to do heinous deeds.

That's somewhat ... disturbing, at least to me. o_o

Maybe it's because of his head shape (pointy on the top, angled at the bottom), but I find Leonardo's overall facial structure to be extremely jarring to look at. He has the face of a creepy jester/ clown. (Although, his default expression [a smirk] may be the underlying cause of that.) It ... just doesn't look pleasant to me. I'm sorry.

Hopefully, it'll get rounded out in the future.



Sorry. I just don't like his design.

In your opinion, who has your favorite (or least favorite) character design?

Discuss your thoughts and opinions below.

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Old 03-19-2018, 02:35 PM   #2
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In order

Favourite design is Mikey, he just looks a mix of 2k3 Mikey and Nick Mikey.

Then it's

April
Leo
Raph
Donnie

Least favourite design is Splinter.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:37 PM   #3
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Donatello.

Stop with the "weak nerd turtle with glasses" crap.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:40 PM   #4
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My most to least favourites are:

Raph
Mikey/Donnie (tied)
Splinter
April
Leonardo

I don't think Leos design is bad by any means, but I agree that he is a bit too lanky/angular looking and the combination of his red marks and creepy expression doesn't help things.

Rise Raph I absolutely love. His design and voice keep on reminding me of Maui from Moana for some strange reason
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:51 PM   #5
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Mikey looks pretty good from certain angles, but Raph probably has my favorite overall design.

Whoever decided that design for Donnie needs to be slapped at least twice. All the tech bull all over his back didn't look good at all in Bayturtles, why would it look good now? And the swollen head... just, what a disaster.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:10 PM   #6
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Mikey is my most liked design.
Splinter is the least, the angry expression he was pulling on that image didn't help him, will have to see a calmer face.

As for comments I've seen on Donnie's head shape, I do look at it and think it's missing a bolt, sorry, I'm not trying to troll, but that comes to mind when I look at the shape.

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Old 03-19-2018, 03:50 PM   #7
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Probably Splinter.

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Donatello.

Stop with the "weak nerd turtle with glasses" crap.
But...Don's not wearing glasses. He has goggles, but those are the same things 2k3 Don wore in a lot of episodes.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:57 PM   #8
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Leo
Mikey
Raph
Donnie.

I like them all, except for Donnie. Why is his head shaped like a box? And he has too much tech, goggles are fine but why make his entire shell electronic?

And Raphael would be higher on this list if it wasn't for his enormous size. He's bigger than all his brothers combined.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:59 PM   #9
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Worst... Splinter is a given. (Christ what the heck happened there. Is this the Yoshi who was mutated with a mix of rat and candle wax? He mutated then immediately half melted?)

No best... others are just some improvement over Splinter to some degree or another.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:04 PM   #10
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Not sure whose look I like best. There are new qualities about each that appeal to me. Maybe I lean ever so slightly in Raph's favor? I can't say for sure.

Donnie is definitely the worst, for me. Long dome, eyebrows, tech-junk, bleh. I really like the others, though!

If you mean overall rather than just between the 4 turtles, April either ties with or surpasses Donnie. Mostly for her hair/glasses, which I wish they'd have picked different styles for, & the fact she's bat-wielding now (that counts as part of the design in my book).
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:40 PM   #11
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I'm fine with how April, Meat Sweats, Leo and Mikey look. Donnie, Raph, Splinter and Draxum look a little too weird.

I actually have somewhat mixed feelings on Splinter to be honest. I like that he's back to being short and grey. However, I don't like the flat face and I don't get why he's fat, did they want to combine him with the ancient one? It does kinda look like a mash-up of the two.




And I'm not really a fan of the top knot returning from the PD movies. Same issue I have with Raph and Don, I don't want to be reminded of OotS.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:27 PM   #12
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The difference between those two versions...

It's like Splinter 25 years later, having given up on the training and become out of shape, and is presently suffering from a case of rabies they naturally lack any ability to cure. (So the Turtles keep him locked out once it progresses and fear for the lives. Until he croaks from it. edit: Actually that would make a fun TMNT horror story. lol Cujo meets The Shining, plus martial arts. )

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Old 03-20-2018, 12:19 AM   #13
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Least would be Don for the same reason of the head which I mentioned when they were first revealed.

I donít hate it overall. Itís just the head looks too much like Frankensteinís monster. If they brought it a tad down it would make a huge difference.

I like all of them. The Don thing is just one minor flaw. Which probably wasnít intentional. Just made it a bit too tall/square.
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For me the worst esigns are Leo, Donnie and Splinter.

Leo for his red marks, Splinter for his nonathletic look and Donnie for his swollen skull.

(Ironically, I enjoy Donnie carrying his tech/goggles with him.)
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:50 PM   #15
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:36 PM   #16
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Splinter is the worst (yet).
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:17 AM   #17
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Donatello is the least appealing to me. Don't care for his weird looking head. I love Leo's design though, he looks smarmy and sarcastic, and with Ben Schwartz voicing him, I'm sure he will be. I also love his red eye marks, all the turtles seem to have natural marks on them which I like.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:29 AM   #18
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I don't know. Donatello's head appears to resemble a rectangle, not a square ...
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:49 PM   #19
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I like Donatello's outfit, but there is something very wrong with his face.

Mikey's design is the least offensive?

And April is fine.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:58 AM   #20
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I really have no problem with Donatello tbh, besides his huge eyebrows he has for some reason. My favorite is Leo and my least favorite is Splinter, but I'm sure even his design will grow on me after we see him in action.
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