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Here’s Why the Internet is Upset at the New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

The old order changeth, and there’s a new generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles heading to Nickelodeon. Earlier this week, the first character designs for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the internet and they were met with instant acclaim and adulation—just kidding. In fact, the internet hated them so much you’d think it was Captain America’s new shield. Today’s Nerdist News is going to explain why fans are losing their mother-bleepin’ minds over the new TMNT.

Join host and the only associate that Baxter Stockman didn’t turn into a fly, Jessica Chobot, as she walks us through the “radical” reinvention of the TMNT. For starters, the turtles have now been given individual body types and more unique looking designs. But the inexplicable part here is the decision to swap the personalities of Raphael and Leonardo, so that Raph’s the new leader and Leo’s the rude party dude.

See this angry looking rat? That’s the new Splinter.

Similar to how the Ducktales reboot turned Mrs. Beakley into a formidable fighting machine, this Splinter looks like he’s going to kick everyone’s ass. He’s different, but he’s still Splinter. Michelangelo and Donatello are also relatively unchanged, at least in terms of their personalities. But the bizarre new weapons for the boys are another puzzler. Is this show gonna take place in the future?

Then there’s April O’Neil, the girl who seemingly gets younger with every TMNT show. At this rate, April’s gonna be in preschool by the time the Turtles get their next television series. Oh yeah, and she’s black now. That’s another change that got an angry response from the crowd. Although if we should really be pissed about anything, it’s that energy baseball bat she’s got. What the hell, show? If it’s the future, can’t April do better than an energy bat?

What do you think about the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles designs? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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Images: Nickelodeon

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