|Death Battle Combatant|
The Genius Ninja Turtle
|Origin|| Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1|
|Appearance(s)||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale|
|“||Eh, I'm making this up as I go!||„|
|~ Donnie talking to April in the 2003 TMNT cartoon|
Donatello is one of the main protagonists of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. He appeared in the 6th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale, where he fought against his brothers, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael.
Donatello was a pet turtle along with three others who had been bought by a boy, but the boy tripped and the four turtles fell into a sewer drain. At the time, Hamato Yoshi had been hiding in the sewer from his enemy, Oroku Saki, and had become a friend of the rats living down there. Hamato was overjoyed to find four new friends and welcomed the turtles into his home. At some point after, Hamato noticed the turtles covered in a glowing substance, and he touched the substance himself. The turtles had most recently touched Yoshi, causing them to quickly evolve into humanlike turtles. Hamato, having just been exposed to the rats, became a human rat. Hamato saw the turtles' potential to challenge the one responsible for the mutations to change him back to a human, and trained them in the art of ninjutsu, and naming them after some of his favorite Renaissance artists – Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello. Donatello was given a purple mask, wields a bo-staff and is the brains of the team, helping develop tech for the missions of the TMNT.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Height: 5'2"
- Weight: 180 lbs.
- Master of Ninjitsu & Bojitsu
- Brains & Technician
- Favorite Color: Purple
- 6' long staff
- Longest reach of all the team's weaponry
- Rocksteady's worst nightmare
- Bojitsu Master
- Master Technician & Programmer
- Rumored I.Q. of 637
- Fluent in Techno-Babble
- Donatello and his three opponents are the first to fourth Nickelodeon characters to appear, with the next four being Toph Beifong, The Shredder, Aang and Danny Phantom.
- Donatello and his three opponents are the first to fourth Comic Book characters in Death Battle to not be from Marvel or DC, with the next six being Spawn, Bucky O'Hare, Ramona Flowers, Scrooge McDuck, The Shredder and The Mask.
- Donatello and his three opponents are the second to fifth turtles to appear, after Koopa Troopa, and with the next three being Blastoise, Gamera and Bowser.
- Donatello is Ben Singer's favorite Ninja Turtle.