A red-eared slider turtle, Leonardo is intelligent and quick-witted. He uses his sharp skills to beat opponents and find shortcuts around obstacles. And he always knows the perfect time to land one of his many one-liners!
- Portal creation
- Strength (Due to Mutation)
- Speed (Due to Mutation)
"You think as a birthday bot, you'd be a little more chill at a birthday party." - while fighting Albearto
"Ok, you think you're pretty good huh?" - while fighting Foot Soldier
- Unlike previous incarnations, this version of Leonardo is the rebel and self-proclaimed coolest turtle, instead of Raphael, rather than his normal role as the leader of the team.
- Since he isn't the leader, Leo is more laid-back than his previous incarnations.
- Leo also isn't the oldest turtle like in some previous incarnations.
- In the 2018 series , each one of the Turtles comes from a different turtle subspecies.
- Since this version of Leonardo is a red-eared slider turtle, he sports visual marks (red stripes over his eyes and yellow stripes over his arms and legs) which are common and give this species its name.
- He will be creating catchphrases for the group to use.
- Leonardo will have the closest relationship with Michelangelo and will be taking him under his wing.
- He believes that his one-liners "fire up the team".
- According to a behind the scenes video, Leo is confirmed to have the smarts to be a leader, but seemingly lacks the maturity as he is more interested in enjoying life as a teenager.
- It is possible that this could foreshadow one of the major changes hinted prior to the series' premiere.