Donny boy
Donatello in his normal ninja gear.

Donnie The Wizard
Donatello in his LARP costume.

Mystic Donatello With Mask Profile
Donatello in his mystic attire.

Dimension X Donatello Render
Donatello in his space armor.

Dark Donatello Profile
Donatello in his super ninja gear.

Samurai Donatello
Donatello in his samurai armor.

Real Name Donatello
Alias Donnie • Don • D • The Mad Scientist • Donniepedia
Gender Male
Species Mutant Red-Eared Slider Turtle
Occupations Brains of Ninja Turtles
Team Ninja Turtles
The Hamato Clan
Allies Ninja TurtlesSplinterTang ShenApril O' NeilCasey JonesKaraiShinigamiFugitoidKirby O' NeilThe Foot Clan (Karai)Mighty MutanimalsUtrom High CouncilSalamandrian Air Fleet1987 TurtlesPunk FrogsBigfootThe FingerDr. Victor Falco (Formerly) • HachikoIce Cream KittyChompy PicassoDr. Cluckingsworth M.D.AeonsHiidralaDaagonsTokkaAlopexMr. Murakami SanSal CommanderMona LisaMiyamoto UsagiKintaroAkemiSumo KumaTanukiBernieRenet TilleyLord SimultaneousEsmeraldaVulkoDr. FrankensteinFrankenstein's MonsterIgorMetalheadWingnutScrewlooseVrax BelebomeSir MalachiTimothy (Formerly) • Zog (Formerly) • ZenoJack J. KurtzmanEarth Protection Force
Enemies The Foot ClanThe ShredderPurple DragonsKraang Hive MindTriceraton EmpireInsectoidsDream Beavers1987 Foot ClanThe Rat KingArmaggonAstro ZombiesChimeraSnakeweedThe CreepSon of SnakeweedSpider BytezMega ShredderMom-ThingThe NewtralizerJustinCreepweedLord Vringath DreggDemon BatsJeiJorogumaGeneral GriffenItalian MafiaHo ChanHattori TatsuKavaxasFungus HumungousMushroom MenPizza FaceParasiticasIce DragonsOvermindSavanti RomeroCount Vlad DraculaThe PharaohThe MummyWerewolfSkeevix VirusSpasmosaurSheldonMutagen ManSpy-RoachSpeed DemonSquirrelanoidsWyrmZa-Naron
Weapons Bo-StaffLaser Bo-StaffLaser Blaster (see below)
Home New York City
Height 5' 6"
Age 16
Hair Color N/A
Eye Color Reddish Brown
First Appearance Rise of the Turtles Part One
Voiced By Rob Paulsen
Donatello is a fellow, has a way with machines!

—Theme Song

Donatello, aka Donnie, is a member of the Ninja Turtles. He is a mutant Red-Eared Slider turtle who is the brains of the Ninja Turtles and the third oldest of his brothers. As the brains of the Ninja Turtles, he is the one in charge of building and designing the vehicles, weapons, gadgets, and antidotes for the team. Even though he has a genius intellect for April O'Neil, and stressing out, which can affect him in his training with Splinter and his Ninjutsu skills. Wearing a purple bandanna that represents his intelligence, he wields a 6-foot-long Bo-Staff/ Naginata as his signature weapon of choice. He is in love with April O'Neil. He has a rivalry with Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman/ Baxter Fly, Dr. Victor Falco/ The Rat King, Takeshi/ Tiger Claw, Anton Zeck/ Bebop and Frankenstein's Monster. Donatello debuts in Rise of the Turtles Part One.


Fifteen years ago, Hamato Yoshi had suffered from the loss of both his wife, Tang Shen, and his daughter, Hamato Miwa, by the hands of Oroku Saki after a fire that took place in the Hamato Dojo in Tokyo, Japan one night. Since Yoshi had lost everything on that night, he fled to New York City to start a new life, which was the place that Tang Shen wanted to move to with Yoshi and Miwa. One day in New York, Hamato Yoshi went to a pet shop and bought four baby turtles. As he was leaving from the pet shop to head back home, he bumps past a strange man in the streets. Yoshi had bad vibes about this man and decided to follow him, leading him into an alley.
Hamato Yoshi Fights Normans
That was where he saw the man meeting up with a group of men that were identical in appearance to him. As they gathered around, one of the men was seen holding what seemed to be a canister with a weird, green substance. But then the meeting was interrupted when Yoshi accidentally steps on a rat that was passing by him, causing him to blow his cover. The group of men spotted him and so a fight occurs when Hamato Yoshi tries to defend himself from the men. During the fight, the canister falls on both Yoshi and the four baby turtles, causing the substance to spill and mutates all five of them.
Baby Turtles Mutation
With the ooze coming in contact with them, Hamato Yoshi mutates into a humanoid brown rat, which was the last animal he came in contact with before his mutation. In the other hand, the four red-eared slider turtles mutate into humanoid versions of themselves. Due to their new mutant forms, they fled from the surface and moved into the Sewers so that they could live there. The five mutants move in an abandoned subway station, which they now call home. Hamato Yoshi, now adopting the nickname of "Splinter" becomes the adoptive father of the mutant turtles and names them all after his four Renaissance Italian artists. One of the turtles was named Donatello, named after the Renaissance Italian artist, Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi. At some point while Splinter started to raise the turtles, he introduces them into the ways of Ninjutsu in order for them to become the new ninjas of his family's clan, The Hamato Clan. During their training, Donatello was given a purple bandanna and a 6-foot-long Bo-Staff/ Naginata as his signature weapon of choice.




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  • This incarnation of Donatello has diastema (a gap between his teeth).
  • He is right-handed.
  • He is the second youngest of the four turtles.
  • This incarnation of Donatello has a crush on April.

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