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April O'Neil
Home

New York City

Ethnicity

Black[1]

Aliases

Yellow Submarine (by Raphael)

Weapon(s) of choice

Baseball bat
Giant spatula
Whack-a-mole paddle
Green staff

Occupation

Pizza Shop Employee
Burgerville Fry Cook (formerly)
Albearto's "Party Captain" (formerly)

Affiliation

The Turtles

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair color

Burgundy

Eye color

Black

Out of universe information
Era(s)

Rise of TMNT

First appearance

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue 0

Voiced by

Kat Graham

Teachers and Students
  [Source]

April O'Neil is the Ninja Turtles' first human ally.

Physical Appearance

April O'Neil is a black teenage girl with black eyes, thick eyelashes and curly brunette hair with bangs and two high ponytails. She often wears a pair of red cat-eye glasses with yellow lenses.

April wears a black choker around her neck, a long yellow t-shirt and a green sweatshirt with quarter sleeves, pale green trim and stripes, single button, and a "S" like logo over her heart and backside of the sweatshirt. She also wears dark navy blue leggings and yellow sneakers.

Personality

History

Bio

April is a true New Yorker and a real firecracker: upbeat, wisecracking, and confident. As the Turtles' only ally, she loves them like brothers—and along with her pet, Mayhem, joins them on all their epic adventures.

Abilities

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Quotes

Trivia

  • This version of April marks the first time she is officially portrayed as black, but not the first concept of April as non-white. The original Mirage TMNT April was named after a biracial woman Kevin Eastman once married, and in the second printing of Egyptian Adventure, April was colored as black, but was later portrayed with a Caucasian appearance.
  • This is the second teenage incarnation of April.
  • Her weapon of choice is a baseball bat.
    • In the comic version, she uses a giant spatula to attack Meat Sweats.
  • In this incarnation, April will have a pet cat named Mayhem.
  • April is revealed to have a job at a pizza shop.
    • Because of her job, it is also how the Turtles get their pizzas in this series.
    • The Turtles even get a friends and family discount because of April's job.
  • According to her bio, April loves the Turtles like brothers.
  • April will have odd jobs for this series.

References

  1. https://www.teenagemutantninjaturtles.com/2017/11/09/april-ethnicity-promotes-diversity/
    "Not only will she be played by a black actress, but reports indicate that she will also apparently be a black character in the cartoon."
    https://www.teenagemutantninjaturtles.com/2018/02/06/20-rise-of-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/
    "April O’Neil is Black – Although the character has traditionally been depicted as a redhead, Nickelodeon has decided to give her a slightly different background this time around."

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