The Shredder recruited many kids and gangsters from the streets and trained them in the art of Ninjutsu. They made crime sprees in the city, financing their growing crime empire. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) The Foot Ninja were no match for the Turtles individually, however their first major confrontation with the Turtles resulted in Raphael beaten nearly to death and the remaining Turtles forced to retreat; all confrontations after showed the Turtles being able to defeat the Foot easily. After the Shredder was supposedly killed in the first film, the Foot Ninja were severely beaten into a small group by the Ninja Turtles. This version of the Foot are dressed in black outfits, have red bandanas on their heads and bug eyes. They usually fight with swords, too. They are led into battle by Tatsu in the first and second movie while the Shredder stayed behind. The Foot were victorious in their first battle with the Turtles but in the second battle they went down pretty easily. The Foot Ninja are good in battle but most of the time, the Turtles appear to be having fun with them in battle. Michelangelo was taking them down while talking to Donatello and doing his "Wheel of Fortune" on them at April O'Neil's shop.