Real Name: Leonardo
Occupation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Date of Birth: 1984
Weight: 170 lbs.
Eye Color: Black
Chosen Representative Colors: Blue (Red Originally)
Personal Weapons: Katana Blades, Various Swords, Shuriken, Physical and Mental Abilities
Personal Skills: Leo is the best fighter of the TMNT. He trains intensely both in body and mind. Because he trains so hard, he has built up the strength to lead the TMNT whenever the sensei Splinter is unavailable.
Personal Talents: Leo doesn’t have much time for hobbies, thus he hasn’t any time to become too creative. He does play the guitar in the TMNT Out of our Shells band. Also, he instinctively knows how to be a leader. That’s a true talent.
Character Profile: Leonardo is the un-official leader of the TMNT. He is the most mature and the most enlightened of the four. His studies include Zen and other forms of mind-resolving techniques.
Leo has the closest relationship with Splinter. He is just like the sensei was at his age. He is true to his studies and stays focused on the task at hand.
Although Leonardo is very level-headed, being a teenager, he will sometimes say what he doesn’t mean. It may appear to some that he and Raphael do not get along. On the contrary, the two are very close. The two disagree a lot, but still love each other very much. Being the oldest, Leonardo feels he has to keep the team in order when Splinter is not around. This causes tension between him and free-spirited Raphael.
All in all, the TMNT could not manage very well without Leonardo. He is what keeps the family ties tightly knotted.
Technical Information: Leonardo lost his hand in a fight with a dragon in the late Image comic series. Leonardo’s weapon of choice has always been the Katana, which is always used in a pair. In my opinion, crippling Leonardo to the extent of not being able to fight as usual, also cripples the TMNT as a whole. This just shows the poor writing of the staff at Image.
Note: The views and opinions expressed here are all mine, and should not be taken as actual fact. These statistics are based largely on the TMNT Archie Adventure Series. I do consider all TMNT publications to be equally factual. This includes the Archie, Mirage, Image, Wolf Productions, and even the Pizza Hut sponsored singing Ninja Turtles.