Atlantis Awakes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) episode
Season Code: 7
Episode: 12
Original airdate December 4, 1993
Written by David Wise
Episode chronology
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1993 Season
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. "Convicts from Dimension X"
  2. "The Starchild"
  3. "The Legend of Koji"
  4. "Night of the Dark Turtle"
  5. "White Belt, Black Heart"
  6. "Attack of the Neutrinos"
  7. "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids"
  8. "Night of the Rogues"
  9. "Revenge of the Fly"
  10. "Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!"
  11. "Combat Land"
  12. "Atlantis Awakes"
  13. "Invasion of the Krangazoids"
  14. "Shredder Triumphant!"

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Atlantis Awakes is a season 7 episode of the 1987-1996 series.


The Turtles discover an Atlantean city, not in ancient Greece, but in modern times. After meeting a merman who is the true King of Atlantis, the Turtles must defeat Shredder and dethrone Bebop, who been set up as a puppet king.

Character voices



Home media releases


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder Triumphant!


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 7
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection



  • The Turtles don't believe Atlantis exists despite encountering it in The Lost Queen of Atlantis.
  • When the Technodrome is first seen moving at the beginning of the episode, its main eye is colored white.
  • When Rocksteady is talking to Shredder before they stumble upon the Star of Atlantis, he appears to be gliding across the floor instead of walking.
  • Some shots of Merdude show him moving around as if he was walking, as opposed to hopping on his tail (he has no legs). He also appears to be hopping ridiculously fast when he and the Turtles try to stop Shredder from escaping the dome.
  • Rocksteady is in two places at the same time: fighting Michelangelo and Leonardo, and with Shredder stealing the Star of Atlantis.
  • The cell door that previously held Hepax Lagamina is open when Bebop finds Rocksteady in the adjacent cell, but is suddenly closed after he frees him.
  • The key that Bebop uses to free Rocksteady from his cell appears to be inserted into the lock backwards.
  • When Krang aims the Technodrome's eye at Atlantis, the hole in the city's dome and the octopus that was preventing the city from flooding from earlier have vanished. Those dome workers must work fast!
  • The Turtles are able to breathe underwater in this episode. This is actually a frequent inconsistency throughout the entire series. The Turtles are not sea turtles, as their original real turtle forms had feet and not flippers, which means they shouldn't be able to breathe underwater (and in fact, being reptiles even sea turtles can't breathe underwater and just hold their breaths for up to an hour). Yet in the first episode they are being carried in a fishbowl full of water and clearly having no trouble breathing, and there are numerous times throughout the series when the Turtles are in danger of drowning.


Atlantis Awakes/Gallery

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