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Old 01-07-2018, 09:58 AM   #1
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Donnie's missing tooth

I mentioned this as an afterthought in the Monster Arc thread, and am surprised that no one else was surprised that those episodes inferred that Donnie has been missing a tooth this whole series:

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I'm probably the only one just now watching these Halloween episodes near Christmas, so sorry if it's been mentioned before, but did anyone notice how Donnie only had three incisors between his canine teeth after he became a vampire?? (visual aid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcB1XndrXHw) All this time I thought he had a big gap, but this suggests he's actually missing a tooth. Weird.


Did everyone else always think it was a missing tooth, or did you all think he had a gap this whole time like me?

Conversely, maybe this was just a design error that slipped through the cracks in a big way?

Let's get to the tooth of the matter.
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:06 AM   #2
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I always thought it was a missing tooth.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:20 AM   #3
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Wait till Vegita-san comes into this thread to declare this a plothole and throw subtle insults at Ciro for not explaining every little damn thing.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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Wait till Vegita-san comes into this thread to declare this a plothole and throw subtle insults at Ciro for not explaining every little damn thing.
Its funny cause its true
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:03 PM   #5
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Itís not a missing tooth, itís just a gap.

J-man actually pointed out in his review of Lone Rat and Cubs that Donnie is often seen using a spark plug as a pacifier or sucking his thumb. And he learned that constant oral fixations such as that can lead to diastema (gap or part in ones front teeth)
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:15 PM   #6
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But we have in show canon evidence now thanks to Funatic, so while that theory was logical, it's not canon.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #7
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Maybe Vampire Don just grew an extra tooth where one didn't actually belong. Huh? Huh?

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Old 01-07-2018, 01:41 PM   #8
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Well I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thought it was a gap, seems to fit his character better than a missing tooth (Casey's got that well covered). I still have a feeling it started as a gap and whoever was in charge of Donnie's vampire design didn't get the memo. It's interesting to look at images of Don throughout the series and watch it move from dead center (suggesting gap), to a bit to the side (suggesting missing tooth).
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:42 PM   #9
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Huh. Well how 'bout that. I always figured it was a gap, rather than missing.

Although I suppose it could have always been a gap that became a missing tooth far down the line in that ep., simply by design rather than any series-wide intention.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:16 PM   #10
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Itís not a missing tooth, itís just a gap.

J-man actually pointed out in his review of Lone Rat and Cubs that Donnie is often seen using a spark plug as a pacifier or sucking his thumb. And he learned that constant oral fixations such as that can lead to diastema (gap or part in ones front teeth)
I noticed that too. Super subtle explanation of it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:44 AM   #11
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I thought it was a gap, but Vampire Don confirms it being a missing tooth. Don't really care one way or the other.

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:01 AM   #12
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Didn't one of those shorts have a bit where he loses a tooth? How canon you wanna consider those is up in the air but I seem to recall that?
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:02 AM   #13
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I don't remember losing any tooth in the shorts, but the time travel one had Raph crack his plastron
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:40 AM   #14
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I'm pretty sure Ciro's character design sheet says Donnie has a gap too. I imagine the vampire Donnie's teeth looks like he is missing teeth when he really just has a gap.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #15
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Well I mean, Vampire Don is missing a tooth, but yeah...I thought it was always intended to be a gap.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:36 AM   #16
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If it's a missing tooth, that was kind of an oddly narrow tooth compared to the others. Unless it's a genetic fluke and simply never developed and grew in... Can happen.

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:39 AM   #17
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He was always called gappy or gap tooth in the series.

Besides isn't gap tooth and missing tooth the same thing?

edit: realized the difference. I guess Donnie's teeth could've been too small for his jaws. Could be a missing one instead or maybe both but I'm looking to hard into it by this point
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:42 AM   #18
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I always thought it was a missing tooth.
Why would anyone think that, though? Right in the middle? Who has a middle front tooth?
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Why would anyone think that, though? Right in the middle? Who has a middle front tooth?
I do.
Granted, there was some assembly required for that, but...the fact remains.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:20 PM   #20
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Well most of y'all look like fools now as screen canon clearly shows it's a missing tooth, how it happened we will never know.

Trying to use word of god intended shenanigans slips like water on my raincoat. Y'all are no different than those who want to say Mutant Apocalypse is an alternate universe or that Rise April is the daughter of Baxter who takes her name after she see's her file on a Kraang ship that took Real April to avoid her father while scientist adult red headed April won't be shown until Season 5 which it seems Rise won't make it that far.
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