Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Season
September 8, 1990 - December 1, 1990
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  • Syndication
  1. "Plan Six From Outer Space"
  2. "Turtles of the Jungle"
  3. "Michelangelo Toys Around"
  4. "Peking Turtle"
  5. "Shredder's Mom"
  6. "Four Turtles and a Baby"
  7. "Turtlemaniac"
  8. "Planet of the Turtles"
  9. "Name That Toon"
  10. "Menace Maestro, Please"
  11. "The Turtles and the Hare"
  12. "Once Upon a Time Machine"
  13. "Rondo in New York"
  14. "Superhero for a Day"
  15. "Back to the Egg"
  • Saturday Mornings
  1. "The Dimension X Story"
  2. "Son of Return of the Fly II"
  3. "The Big Zipp Attack"
  4. "Farewell, Lotus Blossom"
  5. "The Big Cufflink Caper!"
  6. "Rhino-Man"
  7. "Were-Rats from Channel 6"
  8. "Bebop and Rocksteady Conquer the Universe"
  9. "Slash - The Evil Turtle from Dimension X"
  10. "Rebel Without a Fin"
  11. "Poor Little Rich Turtle"
  12. "The Foot Soldiers are Revolting"
  13. "Big Bug Blunder"
  14. "Donatello's Degree"
  15. "Raphael Meets His Match"
  16. "Raphael Knocks 'em Dead"
  17. "Donatello Makes Time"
  18. "Leonardo Lightens Up"
  19. "Funny, They Shrunk Michelangelo"
  20. "Michelangelo Meets Bugman"
  21. "Leonardo Versus Tempestra"
  22. "What's Michelangelo Good For?"
  23. "Beyond the Donatello Nebula"
  24. "Unidentified Flying Leonardo"
  25. "Raphael Drives 'Em Wild"
  26. "Splinter Vanishes"

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Leonardo Versus Tempestra is an episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.


  • Misty Taggart


Master Splinter is holding a dummy that looks like the Shredder. Leonardo tries to kick it but he misses and crashes into the wall. Splinter then tells Leonardo to concentrate, which Leonardo did. Meanwhile Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello are in the kitchen finding nothing to eat. Donatello then tells the others they're been in the sewers for too long and Raphael has a place to go called the Video Madness Arcade where many video games they can play. They go to Leonardo to go there. Leonardo then cuts the rope holding the Shredder dummy which sends to Michelangelo who then throws it into a dress stand shocking Raphael and Donatello as Leonardo was about tells them it's only a dummy they destroy it impressing Splinter that they able to defeat one dummy, Donatello then comments they're themselves are the dummies. They go to the Video Madness Arcade, Leonardo was pleased that the owner of the Video Madness Arcade let them use the arcade games after hours. Then Donatello turns all the arcade game machines on. While Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael chose the games they're playing, Leonardo hears a voice coming from a arcade machine called "Tempestra's Revenge", he then presses the start button to play the game. Near dawn Raphael wakes Donatello up having fall asleep after playing. They then notice Leonardo still playing the same game. However after he loses the game, they see a police officer coming in and rushes back to the sewers forgotten to turn the power off. The police officer then comes in seeing empty pizza boxes and soda cans on the floor realizing that someone is playing the video games, then the turtles turn the lights out leaving the officer shouting and they throw the mess in the trash can and turn the light on leaving the officer confused. Donatello then thanks Leonardo for cutting them from the officer. Later night while eating and watching Leonardo was drawing Tempestra with Michelangelo hands him a slice of pizza. But Leonardo tells him he's not hungry. Donatello then tells him that Splinter is worried and not been praticing the last few evenings. Raphael then sees the drawing telling him that's his problem and still left out that game gotten to you. Leonard then tears it telling him those things are only for kids and walks away. Donatello then comments that Leonardo is been sneaking into the Video Madness Arcade. While everyone is asleep, Leonardo is having a nightmare showing Tempestra taunting Leonardo that he will never defeat Tempestra and she laughs maniacally. Leonardo wakes up and fells out of his bed remarking that he can't been beaten by Tempestra and goes to the Video Madness Arcade. As Leonardo is finally made into the final level of the game a lighting bolt strikes the power line cable and goes right into the arcade machine causing Leonardo to fell backwards and the arcade machine to explode. Leonardo then wonders what happened then a voice called him it was Tempestra who then asks him if her powers is too much for him. Leonardo is shocked to see her alive. The explosion manage to bring her into their world. Tempestra thanks Leonardo for reaching the final level unlike the others who unable to make it. Leonardo was not expected that and Tempestra tells him to play to face of the world and pins him into the wall. Leonardo then realizes that he released the evil forces into his world and tries to reach his Turtle comm to alert the other turtles to Tempestra's presence. Tempestra then taunts Leonardo that the fate of the world is now in his own hands and releases him. Leonardo then contacts the other turtles while Tempestra tries to hit him with her powers. Raphael finally wakes up and responds, Leonardo then yells him to get into the Video Madness Arcade right now. Donatello then asks him if he reaches in the next level which he did not telling that Tempestra is alive and shows them her who then tells them to stay away and destroy Leonardo's Turtle comm and floods the sewers preventing the others from reaching Leonardo. Then Tempestra escapes, Leonardo then checks the Tempestra's Revenge arcade machine and picks the computer circuit board which only can capture Tempestra. Meanwhile Donatello is making a Diving Bell and tells Raphael to get more metal. Michelangelo then asks him why they need a Diving Bell, he answers that even they are turtles and they can't stay 3,000 pounds of square inch. Then Raphael hands him a pile pizza pans much to Michelangelo's dismay. Meanwhile Leonardo is walking down the city looking for Tempestra and he encouters her who then turns the fire hydrant nearby on sending water at Leonardo and turns the water into ice. But Leonardo breaks free and Tempestra turns a steam roller on, but he turns it off. Then Tempestra ignites an earthquake sending a stoplight and lampost on Leonardo but he dodges them. April O'Neil arrives in her Channel 6 Newsvan just as Tempestra escapes, she sees Leonardo about to fell on the hole the earthquake created and yells him to jump and he jumps into her window thanking her for the lift and hops on the van. April then asks him who was responsible for the earthquake and he tells her it's Tempestra. Meanwhile at the Channel 6 building  Vernon Fenwick is reporting about the weather temperature and Irma Langinstein is then called by Burne Thompson who is soaking his feet on a bucket of water and tells her to bring Vernon to his office. Meanwhile April contacts Donatello who then tells her that he and the others are trying to find free themselves out of the flooded sewer caused by Tempestra. However she lost contact with him. Leonardo then tells April to get to the Nuclear power generator that Tempestra is having a snuck attack and finds a weakness for her. Meanwhile Tempestra arrives there and switches the signs. April and Leonardo  arrives to see the sign they go to the bridge only to find it is out and they both fell off the bridge and landed on the roller coaster track. They reach to the ground. Leonard jokes if they wanna go again and April glares at him and telling her he's only kidding. Meanwhile Donatello finally finish the Diving Bell and they board on it and drives through the flooded tunnels. At the Nuclear power generator Tempestra starts to sucks some Nuclear energy as April and Leonardo arrives. Leonardo then tries to confront her and she summons 3 monsters, a dragon, a ice monster and lightning monster. Leonardo faces them and uses a manhole lid as a shield from a fireball then water burst out of the manholse, it was the Diving Bell and the other turtles jump out of it. Donatello apologizes to Leonardo for the delay, before they can react the dragon then fires another fireball at them but it miss them. Michelangelo defeats it using the water from the manhole, while Donatello defeats the ice monster and Raphael defeats the lightning monster. Tempestra sees the Nuclear generator lever and approaches it. April sees this and yells Leonardo to stop her, she's gonna blow the Nuclear generator and the city. Leonardo lifts the computer circuit board and throws it at Tempestra capturing her and she screams that she's been defeated by a turtle. April then interviews Leonardo how he did for the news and he intervied. Some time later, they arrive again at the Video Madness Arcade this time Leonardo declines and a couple of pizza should be better. As he was about to cross the street a pick up truck suddenly speed past at them. They see in it's back was the "Tempestra's Revenge" arcade machine with a sign taped on the broken monitor says "Out Of Order" , Leonardo then comments some villains does not know when they are going to quit.

Character voices



Home media releases


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo Lightens Up


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 4
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection


  • First appearance of Tempestra. She will return one last time in Night of the Rogues, but no explanation is given as to how she comes back to life.


  • Leonardo doesn't have his swords with him when he's at the arcade and when Tempestra goes on a rampage through the city, but gains them at the power plant.
  • When Leonardo tells the Turtles on the turtle com to get to the arcade, Raphael speaks in Donatello's voice.
  • When Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo wake up in the arcade, the patterns on Leonardo and Michelangelo's shells are the wrong way. 
  • When Leonardo says "Tempestra's powers need power", his mouth stops moving. 


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