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Biographical information

New York City


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Don, Donnie


Mastery of Ninjutsu
Technological Expertise

Weapon(s) of choice





Ninja Turtles

Physical description

Mutant Turtle



Bandana color

Purple (current)
Red (former)

Eye color


Out of universe information



IDW Publishing

First appearance

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue 1 (IDW)

Teachers and Students



In the IDW Comics Donatello, just like his brothers, is one of the reincarnated sons of Hamato Yoshi, who were murdered in medieval Japan by the Shredder. He began his new life in the present as a water turtle hatchling which was to be used as an experimental guinea pig in the laboratory of StockGen Research, Inc., Baxter Stockman's genetics laboratory for an experiment to create naturally armored super soldiers. Some ninja tried to seize the Turtles and various other research results from the laboratory, including a super solider mutagen. The intervention of his also reborn father, now a lab rat, led to the Turtles and Splinter being wetted with a chemical cocktail that made ​​them ultimately mutants.

As the technician and amateur scientists among the Turtles Donatello is also the one who sees the world the most realistically. He looks at the world according to numbers and tangible facts. For this reason he doubts the most that he, his brothers and their father Splinter have had a past life together. That's why he often classes with Leonardo in anger who looks at things a little more sensitive and trusts his father blindly, when realism and emotion in a particular situation does not quite match each other in a particular situation. Otherwise, Donatello as in the rest of the franchise is the usual science and technology fanatic who does not want to miss any opportunity to be able to take a closer look at his latest achievements. He also prevails with the rest of his family about their priorities, first to confront the threat of the Foot Clan and the Shredder instead of the imminent danger of the Utrom warlord Krang and his terraformer.

Donatello plays an integral part in the Attack on Technodrome storyline. Behind the backs of the others, he goes to Shredder and feigns a partnership, secretly hoping to have him and Krang take each other out in the ensuing conflict. Donatello makes an important contribution to the fight against her enemies, however, when he befriends the inventor Harold Lillja, whose genius and technical talent play a key role in various missions of his family. With the ultimate support from the rest of his family, Donatello succeeds in putting his plan into practice. However, both opponents survive and the charade is leaked and Shredder orders for Bebop and Rocksteady to kill him. The two thugs beat him brutally and easily, he survived the onslaught and the Fugitoid downloaded his subconscious into Metalhead to ensure his friend's survival, while he tries to get back into his body. Under the cooperation of Lillja, Honeycutt and their new ally, Leatherhead, Donatello is completely cured and can reconnect with his family after the self-destruction of Metalhead.


Donatello (IDW)/Gallery

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