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Raphael in his normal ninja gear.

Raph The Dwarf Barbarian Profile
Raphael in his LARP costume.

Mystic Raphael With Gear Profile
Raphael in his mystic attire.

Dimension X Raphael Render
Raphael in his space armor.

Dark Raphael Profile
Raphael in his super ninja gear.

Samurai Raphael
Raphael in his samurai armor.

Real Name Raphael
Alias Raph • Commander Zoraph • Nightwatcher (proposed only) • Frog • The Big Baby • Spineless Creampuff • Turtle Boy • Dadda Raph
Gender Male
Species Mutant Red-Eared Slider Turtle
Occupations Muscles 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.AeonsSal CommanderMona LisaHiidralaDaagonsTokkaAlopexMr. Murakami SanMiyamoto 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 BytezJustinMega ShredderMom-ThingThe NewtralizerCreepweedLord Vringath DreggDemon BatsJeiJorogumaHo ChanGeneral GriffenItalian MafiaHattori TatsuKavaxasMutagen ManFungus HumungousPizza FaceParasiticasIce DragonsOvermindSavanti RomeroCount Vlad DraculaThe PharaohThe MummyWerewolfSkeevix VirusSpasmosaurSheldonMushroom MenSpy-RoachSpeed DemonSquirrelanoidsWyrmZa-Naron
Weapons SaisLaser SaisLaser Blaster (see below)
Home New York City
Height 5' 0"
Age 16
Hair Color N/A
Eye Color Green
First Appearance Rise of the Turtles Part One
Voiced By Sean Astin
Raphael's got the most attitude on the team.

—Theme Song

Raphael, aka Raph, is a member of the Ninja Turtles. He is a mutant Red-Eared Slider turtle who is the muscles of the Ninja Turtles and the second oldest of his brothers. As the muscles of the team, he has anger issues, lacks in patience, and is the most violent of his brothers, which are all qualities that affect his Ninjutsu skills. Even though those those qualities concern his brothers, Splinter, and his loved-ones, he also has a soft side for his loved-ones and his pets, such as Spike and Chompy Picasso. Wearing a red bandanna that represents his anger and strength, he wields a pair of twin Sais as his signature weapon of choice. He is in love with Y'Gythgba/ Mona Lisa. He has a rivalry with Leonardo (brotherly), Xever Montes/ Fishface, Ivan Steranko/ Rocksteady, Vic/ Spider Bytez, Chong/ Spy-Roach and The Pharaoh. Raphael 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 Raphael, named after the Renaissance Italian artist, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbin. 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, Raphael was given a red bandanna and a pair of twin Sais as his signature weapon of choice. One day when Raphael was wandering around the Sewers, he rescued a baby turtle that was flushed down the toilet into the Sewers. After rescuing the little guy, he was given the name of Spike and became Raph's companion.




Powers, Abilities, and Weaponry




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April O Neil




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The Gallery of Raphael can be see Here.


  • He has a fear of cockroaches (Katsaridaphobia).
    • But later on in the series, it seems that Raphael has a fear for bugs in particular.
  • Like most past incarnations of Raphael, he has a brother rivalry with Leonardo.
  • Due to his phobia, Michelangelo uses this to joke around with him.
  • He has a drum set in his room, implying that he might know how to play the drums.
  • He is right-handed.
  • Raphael, is the only turtle not to have the "love at first sight" when he met Mona Lisa for the first time.
  • Raphael, is the first one of his brothers to get a girlfriend.
  • Raphael and Mona Lisa's relationship might be a metaphor of a gay couple. Since, their relationship makes a family member or a friend feel uncomfortable.
  • Raphael's color red not only symbols his anger and strength. But it also symbols: the color of blood and fire, is associated with meanings of love, passion, desire, heat, lust, sensitivity, romance, joy, leadership, courage, vigor, willpower, rage, danger, malice, wrath, stress, action, vibrancy, radiance, and determination.
    • Red is mostly associated with color pink as pink can tone down the passion of red with her purity of white results tenderness and romance.
  • It is revealed in "Wanted: Bebop and Rocksteady", that he hates sour cream.

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