Vital Statistics

Weapon of Choice: His walking stick
Birthplace: Japan
Height: 4' 10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Age: Unknown
Previous Form: Pet rat

This is the guy that started it all and without him the Turtles would just be... well... turtles. Even when Splinter was a mere rat in a cage, he was very special. He spent years observing the ninjitsu teachings and wisdom of his human master, Hamato Yoshi. Through Yoshi, he learned the secrets of the ninja and the warrior's way. Splinter has dedicated his life to passing these skills and teachings on to the Turtles. Sure, he's wise, patient and a kick-butt martial artist who taught the Turtles everything they know, but Splinter also loves TV talk shows and soap operas. And he makes a pretty mean quiche, too!