Real Name: Raphael
Occupation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Date of Birth: 1984
Weight: 170 lbs.
Eye Color: Black
Chosen Representative Colors: Red Currently (Red Originally)
Personal Weapons: Sai, katana, shuriken, and physical strength
Personal Skills: Ninjitsu, Vehicle Operation, Pissing People (esp. Leo) Off, Swimming
Personal Talents: sarcasm, fighting, again pissing people off.
Character Profile: Raphael is the physically strongest of the TMNT. He is also the epitome of “The Strong Will Survive”. His will to live is probably the greatest of the four brothers. He is always self-confident and, at times, seems very arrogant.
Because he is a man of actions, Raphael seems most comfortable communicating his deeper feelings in a good workout, sports, or -if worse comes to worst- a very loud cry.
He is the most enigmatic of the team, yet his outward appearance doesn’t show it. He is characterised by his temper, which is very short. Catch him in the wrong mood, and you may have a sai between your legs!
This short temper may have a direct correlation to the fact that he and his brothers are the only ones of their kind.
Technical Information: Raphael has always been the hot-head of the team. He can easily get caught up in the heat of the moment. In an early issue of the Mirage comic, Raph actually tried to kill Michaelangelo. He also made himself the leader of the Foot Clan dressing in Shredder’s armor. He is made out to be a man of action rather than words. Bottom line, don’t be fooled by the wise-cracking goof you are used to seeing in the cartoons. Raphael is not one to be messed with.
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.