Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
 
Important message regarding your user account: User Accounts Hacked - UPDATED 9/9/2014 - Click here to change your password

Login
Username:  
Password:  
   

Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr
Search:
   
   
   

  Search by Cover Date

Browse:
  Titles
  Creators
  Characters
  Groups
  Story Arcs
  Publishers
  Imprints
  TPBs/HCs
  Podcasts
  Awards
  Members
  Contributors
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Thor (2014)
  2. Transformers: Phase One ...
  3. Fantastic Four / Inhuman...
  4. Men of Wrath (2014)
  5. Popeye: The Classic News...
  6. What Fools These Mortals...
  7. Flesh & Steel. The Art o...
  8. Edgar Allen Poe's Spirit...
  9. Jim Henson's The Musical...
  10. Michael Turner's Fathom:...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Ted Keys
  2. Carlos Munoz
  3. Alejandro Bruzzese
  4. Joseph Ferdinand Keppler
  5. Richard Samuel West
  6. Michael Alexander Kahn
  7. Rachel Waters
  8. Jul Mae Kristoffer
  9. Juanchoo
  10. Rosy Higgins
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Hyalt
  2. Shadowfall
  3. Uggha
  4. Malhedron
  5. Lightray (DC)(Post Flash...
  6. Bekka (DC)(Post Flashpoi...
  7. Metron (DC)(Post Flashpo...
  8. Harriet, Ms.
  9. Iron Cross (Marvel)(02-C...
  10. Saturn (Valiant)
   View All


   
Leonardo (TMNT)
Real Name: Leonardo
Search for 'Leonardo (TMNT)' on Amazon


Bio:
In the original comic series by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, Leonardo plays an important role. He comes up with the most ideas (except those related to technology: Donatello's field) and speaks for the team. As the series progresses, his confidence builds and he is accepted more and more as the group leader (to Raphael's annoyance); it also becomes clear that he is willing to give his life for his family. After the Turtles initially defeat the Shredder, Leonardo is ambushed alone on Christmas Eve by the Foot Clan and severely injured. He requires a good deal of recuperation, feeling he let down his brothers, but eventually it is he who finishes off the Shredder by decapitation.

In Volume 4 of the series, Leonardo continues to deal with the Foot Clan, now not explicitly his enemies, and their leader, the Shredder's adopted daughter Karai (who was at one time the head of the Japanese Foot). His conflict with Raphael seems to be greatly lessened as both characters have "mellowed."


Notes:
Leonardo's swords are called katana, but they are actually straight-bladed variants of the katana known as ninjatō. He carries two of them, both of the same size and strapped to his back; all of these customs are virtually unheard of traditionally, although other ninjas have been portrayed the same way in the TMNT universe (such as Karai). Leonardo is often portrayed more as a "typical" samurai, following Bushido and valuing his swords very highly, than as a ninja, who follow the different, less-known code of Ninpo. However, little research went into authenticity during the creation of the TMNT, and the inaccuracies stuck.

First Appearance: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984) #1

Favorite Characters:
Leonardo (TMNT) is a favorite character of 21 users

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990)
Anything Goes! (1986)
Big Bang Comics (1996)
Casey Jones (1994)
CBS Presents Action Zone (1994)
Cerebus (1977)
CreeD / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996)
Dark Secrets of Infestation 2 (2011)
Digital Webbing Presents (2001)
Donatello The Brain Thief (2009)
Donatello: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (1986)
Equine the Uncivilized (1986)
Flaming Carrot Comics (1988)
Fugitoid (1985)
Gen13 (1995)
Gobbledygook (1986)
Grimjack (1984)
Hero Comics (2009)
How To Draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1986)
Infestation 2 (2012)
Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Leonardo (1986)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Michaelangelo (1985)
Mighty Mutanimals (1991)
Mighty Mutanimals (1992)
Mirage Mini Comics (1989)
Munden's Bar Annual (1988)
Mysterymen Collected Anthology (1999)
Plastron Cafe (1992)
Quest for Dreams Lost (1987)
Raphael: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (1985)
Savage Dragon/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crossover (1993)
Shattered Image (1996)
Shell Shock (1989)
Shortpacked! (2005)
Tales of Leonardo Blind Sight (2006)
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Tales of the TMNT (2004)
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2011)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness (1985)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (1988)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (1989)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (1996)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual (2003)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Authorized Martial Arts Training Manual (1986)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal (1989)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classics Digest (1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics: Donatello Micro-Series (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics: Leonardo Micro-Series (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics: Michaelangelo Micro-Series (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics: Raphael Micro-Series One-Shot (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Special (2009)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Official Movie Adaptation (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III The Movie: The Turtles Are Back...In Time! (1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman Cover Gallery (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Magazin (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Magazine (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet The Conservation Corps (1992)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michaelangelo Christmas Special (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries: April (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries: Casey Jones (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries: Donatello (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries: Fugitoid (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries: Leonardo (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries: Splinter (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures Free Comic Book Day (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Presents: April O'Neil (May East Saga) (1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash-Up (2009)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Microseries (2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Collected Book (2009)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Quarter Century Celebration (2009)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black & White Classics (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black & White Classics - Donatello (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black & White Classics - Leonardo (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black & White Classics - Michelangelo (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Black & White Classics - Raphael (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Challenges (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan (2012)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection (2011)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Warriors of the Forgotten Sewer (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Flaming Carrot Crossover (1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Savage Dragon Crossover (1995)
The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
The Comic Relief Comic (1991)
The Last of the Viking Heroes (1987)
The Miami Mice Comic (1986)
The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo (2014)
The Savage Dragon (1993)
The Savage Dragon (1996)
The Savage Dragon / TMNT: Toy Comics (1995)
The Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck (1996)
The X-Files/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Conspiracy (2014)
TMNT Movie Prequel (2007)
TMNT Mutant Universe Sourcebook (1992)
TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2001)
TMNT: The Official Movie Adaptation (2007)
Turtle Soup (1987)
Turtle Soup (1991)
Turtlemania (1986)
Usagi Yojimbo (1987)
Usagi Yojimbo (1993)

Movie Appearances:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

Group Affiliation(s):
Foot Clan
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
None.



< Previous Character | Next Character >




Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character

     




© 2005-2014 ComicBookDB.com - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the ComicBookDB.com logo design