Dr. Marion Richards was the creator of the Nanobots in the 2003 TV Series. In the episode Nano, the tendency of the nanobots to try to emulate humans is considered to be a big problem, and, therefore, Dr. Richards is disgusted when it happens once again. Richards thought to update the bots after a coffee, but it reassembled a body with a drill and escaped. In Modern Love - The Return of Nano, Nano went back to the lab where he was created and kidnapped Dr. Marion Richards and built a house in the lab wanting to have a "family" with her and his "father" Harry the Pickpocket. But both began arguing which angered Nano, who wanted to have a happy family. Dr. Richards escaped unharmed when Nano was defeated by Donatello and April O'Neil.