Donatello is a mutant soft-shell turtle with jade green skin (with purple pixel designs painted on his upper arms and thighs), a light brown plastron and dark brown carapace. He also has a large head (to compliment his intelligence), thick black eyebrows, black eyes, three fingers and two toes on each foot.
Donnie wears a purple mask that pulls over the top of his head (with short square-cut mask tails), silver convertible goggles with a red and blue lens and a purple battle shell that fits over his real shell. He also wears purple fingerless gloves with matching socks on his feet, a silver tech-gauntlet with a blue touchscreen, purple elbow and knee pads, black shorts, and a purple belt with color-matching pouches and Turtle emblem.
Donatello is the coolest tech wiz ever! Being a soft-shell turtle may be a drawback in the ninja world, but with his series of battle shells and transforming bō staffs, Donnie can take on any foe!
- Strength (Due To Mutation)
- Speed (Due To Mutation)
- "Based on our entry angle and velocity, I concur, rad!" - after the cannonball.
- "We are just typical humans who are just going about our typical human lives, nailed it." - meeting the joggers.
- "That was actually my real voice."
- "Told you guys I was the funniest."
- "Note to you, next time make your weapons out of high-grade titanium."
- "Nah, I'm good. (I'll never let you go.) This looks interesting though."
- Donnie's field of study revolves around engineering, robotics, and technology.
- For the first time, this incarnation of Donatello is the only one with eyebrows.
- In the 2018 series, each one of the turtles comes from a different turtle subspecies.
- In this series, Donnie is a soft-shell turtle, which means that he may have a more sensitive shell than his brothers, as well as previous incarnations of the character.
- He's stated to be a little bit more confident than previous incarnations and he knows he's good at what he does.
- He's the most mature member of the team.
- Donnie is a huge science-fiction fan.
- Donnie will have a drone "sidekick" named Sheldon along with many other battle shells that he makes in order to help him in battle because of his species.
- Donnie is revealed to be an adrenaline enthusiast.
- Donnie's least favorite animals are monkeys.
- Donnie's tech-bo is made out of high-grade titanium.
- Donnie is the only turtle to have visible eyebrows.
- Unlike previous incarnations in which Donnie is the second youngest, this version of Donnie is the second oldest of the four turtles.