Michelangelo

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Michelangelo (Scenesys ID: 751)
Profile
Name: Michelangelo
Superalias: The Party Dude
Gender: Male
Species: Turtle
Occupation: Teen Ninja Turtle (Mutant)
Citizenship: Sewertopia
Residence: Turtle HQ, NYC Sewers
Education: Via Rat/TV/Comics/Video Games
Theme: IDW (FC)
Groups: Ninja Turtles
Details
Apparent Age: 15 Actual Age: 15
Date of Birth 26 May 2004 Played By Voiced by Robbie Rist
Height: 5'5" Weight: 180 lb
Hair Color: None Eye Color: Black
Twitter: @CowabungaCarl
Theme Song: 'Pizza and Video Games' - Bonus Points


Character Info

Profile

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Impulsive, creative and very social, Michelangelo is the heart and soul of the Ninja Turtles. The runt of the litter, he may be the smallest of his mutant brothers, but that doesn't make him the weakest (just harder to catch). Enemies beware! Michelangelo is a master of the Kusarigama, nunchucks with a secret and sharp surprise!

Timeline

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Timeline:
2004: Michelangelo is born to a normal turtle mother and normal turtle father at a pet store. He's a normal, healthy turtle.

2005: In a moment of cosmic weirdness, Michelangelo and his three turtle brothers are flushed down a sewer grate and land in a puddle of strange ooze, a broken canister from T.G.R.I. nearby. As a result of being exposed to this ooze, the four mutate from mild mannered turtles into humanoid turles! Splinter, a rat also mutated by the ooze, takes in the four turtles and names them after Italian Renaissance artists: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo.

2010: Splinter, who was once a master martial artist, starts to train the four turtles in the various arts of ninjitsu, starting with the basics and progressing over the years.

2014: Though they are all taught the same, each turtle is issued their own specialized weapon for the first time. Michelangelo receives a set of nunchaku.

2015: After being grounded for a month because Michelangelo traded his nunchaku for a skateboard, he gets a second set of nunchaku.

2018: Early into their teenage years, though with years of extensive tutelage behind them, Splinter finally gives his adopted sons permission to venture topside. Prior to this, their only exposure to the outside world came from a variety of media including television, movies, newspapers, magazines, books, and most importantly, video games. They soon start to operate from the shadows as vigilantes, and it isn't long before they cross paths with the Foot Clan, led by Splinter's old enemy, the Shredder.

2019: The month of October is eventful, as the brothers are forced to blow their cover in order to assist April O'Neil, a reporter about to be attacked by a gang. A friendship is soon struck, and later that month the turtles have a deadly encounter with the Shredder, who displays little trouble in dealing with them before Splinter helps turn the tide. Though the Shredder is seemingly killed, Leonardo takes a leave of absence to find himself.

2020: As the new year begins, the remaining turtles seek to find ways to go on as a trio, rather than a quartet. In order to help make ends meet, Mikey takes on a job performing at birthday parties as 'Cowabunga Carl'. With Leonardo gone, and Raphael brooding, Michelangelo is also turning more to writing and feeling slightly despondent about it not being as fun as it was before. He only hopes that something happens soon to bring the Foursome back together again.

IC Journal

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Personality

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The Party Dude:
Michelangelo is the wisecracking, lovable goof of the ninja turtle team. He's immature and underdeveloped, but he loves to have fun and has boundless potential for someone so young. His hobbies include video games and comic books, and he enjoys pizza more than any other living individual, human or mutant. Despite that, he's already mastered the nunchaku, and he's well on his way to becoming a Grand Master much sooner than any of his brothers. Mikey is often teamed up with Donatello, and he finds himself as the butt of Raphael's teasing. But, he's certainly not one to let life get him down. Even if he's in trouble, he keeps his easy-going attitude intact. But that certainly doesn't mean he can't focus when needed. Mikey has the skills to back up his attitude, and his spirit and energy make him an invaluable member of the turtle team.

He is full of energy as the youngest on the team, but he is as dedicated to his training as any of his brothers, and treated life with the seriousness of a ninja warrior. He enjoys superhero stories, and tries to mimic their best qualities whenever he can. There is also never any tension with any of his brothers. He quickly grew close to Donatello, and, most surprisingly, he can be the voice of reason that calmed the constant arguments between Leonardo and Raphael.

Character Sheet

Powers

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Amphibious:
While he can't breathe underwater, thanks to his turtle physiology, Michelangelo can stay underwater comfortably for up to four hours and six hours if he pushes his training techniques. The six hours also relies on limited communication, as speaking exspends precious air. As a turtle, he is naturally an expert swimmer, easily the arrival of an Olympic level athlete and can see with the same clarity that he can on land under the water.

Astral Projection:
A very limited power, if Michelangelo really applies himself in meditation, he can communicate astrally with those that he is closest too - mainly his Turtle brethern and Splinter. He has the the easiest connection with his brothers, but has a harder time making a connection outside of that.

Turtle Physiology:
There are benefits to having a hard shell as a main part of one's torso. First, it serves as natural body armor, highly resistant to melee weapons. A natural equivalent to medieval armor, it's less effective against firearms, to a point. The shell on the back is much thicker and can stop bullets, though they may leave holes in the shell until any healing can occur. In addition to being bulletproof, the back of the shell is generally twice as strong and tough as the front, making rear attacks against a turtle largely ineffective unless aiming for unprotected limbs or the head.

Mikey also possesses more muscle mass and smaller internal organs than a human, and most such organs are only about a third of the usual size. As such, should Mikey's shell be punctured, it is unlikely the puncturing weapon will actually hit anything important enough to cause massive internal injuries.

Skills

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Bilingual:
Due to his upbringing, Mikey can speak both English and Japanese equally. He knows a smattering of words in other languages, but mostly bad jokes or funny sounding words.

Cooking:
He shows to love by cooking for his family even though his brothers don't think his tastes great but to Mikey it does. He's usually the one who makes breakfast and that the others are a real hazard in the kitchen when they have to do so.

Creativity:
Michelangelo has to be quite creative both in and out of combat. This mostly when he comes up with the names for most of the villains or allies. He also experiments with lots of ingredients in the kitchen while he's cooking.

Emotional Intuition:
Mikey has a strong intuitive sense for when other people are "off". He can also sense whenever his brothers and friends are sad, and tries cheering them up.

Kyujutsu:
Michelangelo also possesses aptitude in archery and uses a yumi and arrow to fight long-ranged.

Lego Master:
Mikey loves legos. Building with them is one of the few things he'll give his complete focus to. He's submitted some of his work to the Lego Creator's club and been accepted and has a large collection of lego builds he's done.

Ninjitsu:
Mikey is the most agile of all his brothers; his training as a ninja helped to balance and improve this, but his skills in skateboarding and dancing also gives Mikey an edge that will often shock his brothers. Mikey is an extremely good fighter. He's got a great knowledge with ninjutsu, which is why he is a good fighter. He may have the most raw talent of the four, but he does not seem to have the skill or the inclination to develop it.

Okinawan Kobudo:
Michelangelo was trained by Splinter in the art of the nunchaku. Aside from using them to wrap around an opponent's joints and weapons to disarm, Mikey swings and strikes with them in the manner akin to flails. Given Mikey's unpredictable nature, his able to make extensive use of his nunchucks in rather uncommon but effective ways in a fight as well as mix his attacks with the capoeira fighting style.

Pop-Culture:
Mikey is heavy into comic books. To the point of having subscriptions to many of his favorite comics. He follows his favorite characters religiously, and goes in cosplay to conventions, because it gives him to be among humans and interact with them and share in some of his favorite things. He is heavy into video games and tabletop games as well. Now if he could just drag his brothers along more often.

Potential:
Splinter considers Michelangelo the one with the most potential of all of his three brothers combined, particularly complimenting his ability to fight without thinking. Now if he would only apply himself to his training instead of everything else.

Shadow Puppets:
Mikey is able to make different shadows out of his hands very well to be appear realistic of different objects.

Shurikenjutsu:
Michelangelo can throw shuriken with remarkable accuracy.

Skateboarding:
While no Tony Hawk, Mikey is an amazing athlete on a skateboard, capable of sick tricks and stunts, using his balance and agility in unison to make the best out of his skateboard riding.

Stealth:
Being taught by Splinter, Michelangelo, as well as his brothers, are able to be one with darkness and hide and move within the shadows without being noticed. Mikey has the ability to move in the shadows, like his brothers. He is also very stealthy, but does not enjoy when stealth is used on him.

Teaching:
Despite of Michelangelo's immatureness, he is a skilled teacher. He often, reluctantly at times, serves as a demonstrator to a new skill or technique to share with his brothers.

Resources

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April!:
The first human the turtles allowed into their world through letting her see them as they are, April O'Neil needed a few helping hands one night and the brothers were there to send some gang members running. After the initial shock wore off, April became a friend to them and to be honest, it didn't take much more than bringing some pizzas and other food by on a fairly regular basis. More importantly, they have someone who can feed them info on stuff that might need their attention, and she has some protectors. Sometimes Raphael is still occasionally unsure about the whole thing, but even he is coming around to the arrangement. April does find some of the best pizzas in town. And Mikey thinks she's really amazing, awesome, and cool.

Skateboard:
Mikey has an awesome longboard that he salvaged. With a little work and balance, it's his primary mode of transportation. And he can do some sick tricks on it.

Tools of the Trade:
In addition to his nunchaku, Michelangelo has access to a full arsenal of ninja weapons and other tools. This includes the preferred choices of his brothers, but also complementary items such as kunai, shuriken, smoke bombs, caltrops, and much more.

Turtle Lair:
Their home base, the only place the turtles have known as they've grown, developed, and trained. Located off an old abandoned tunnel beneath the streets of New York City, it is the safe place for Raphael and the rest of his family, and they take great care to protect its secret location. It has all they really need, including various forms of entertainment, bedrooms for each of them, a nice little kitchen, a dojo. But most importantly, it's got a large screen TV and a massive video game library!

Weaknesses

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Foot Clan:
By themselves, these street-level ninja wannabes have been little more than an annoying nuisance for the turtles to deal with. Most of them have rudimentary training that gets them by against most targets, but it only becomes a danger to the turtles when they have a big numbers advantage over Raphael and his brothers. They do provide, at times, a focus for the brothers to let their frustrations out on, but the true threat is a ninja known as the Shredder.

As the leader of the The Foot Clan, he has crossed paths with the turtles before and proven to be a formidable, lethal foe. Facing them one at a time, he possesses the skill to defeat them with ease. In their first real encounter, only Leonardo managed to land an attack before he was taken down and on the verge of being killed by their opponent. To defeat the Shredder, it takes the brothers working together at their best, as a single unit. Even then, it might not be enough. They needed Splinter's help to win the day, with the Shredder seemingly killed, but they cannot afford to let their guard down one way or another even if he's gone for good.

Lack of Focus:
Mikey, out of all of the turtles, has the most potential but at the same time, doesn't have the focus or want to apply himself purely to be a ninja. There's too much to life to explore and learn than to be all ninjany. He has a touch of ADHD, and can be easily distracted. Especially if it is something related to video games or comic books.

Obvious Mutant:
Michelangelo and his brothers are humanoid turtles, and their sensei is a big rat that talks. There's no way around this plain fact. Even with mutants and metas in existence, they will never blend in with most topsiders, and there's really only so far the old trenchcoat and hat disguise can go. While they may be a source of fascination and interest to some, there is just as strong a probability of being met with fear and revulsion. Splinter didn't teach them to employ stealth and be ready to disappear into the shadows at a moment's notice just to hear his wise old rat self speak. It was to protect them and their secrets. Especially in a world where even humans born with powers are despised and hated. One can only imagine what would happen to a turtle... in a world, where even mutants are hated...

Trained, But Youthful:
While there have been occasional forays topside, prior to that the entire lives the turtles knew was confined to places beneath the streets of New York City. Michelangelo and the others kept up on current events and then some by staying tuned in to news and other forms of entertainment through the television and more, but it also left them with a somewhat false idea of what the real world is really like. This is especially true of Michelanglo, who has had his world cel-shaded by comics and cartoons.

They're already the equivalent of teenagers, curious about everything that's out there. Add in the fact they never got to actually develop experience by living among others, and it's a recipe for comedy here, disaster there. Lately, more trips to the surface have followed and they've begun to learn more about what's up there. The balance Raph and the others find going forward, mainly in how hidden to remain and how much to involve themselves in things, is up to them to determine.

You Never Saw Us:
None of the turtles have official identities. There are no Social Security numbers, no birth certificates that can be found in any hospital, and the names they've taken do not really exist beyond just saying that's who they are. For Raphael and the others, this cuts them off from many resources available to the average citizen. Though they've developed a few tricks to game the system to their advantage along the way for some essential wants and needs, especially thanks to Donatello's resourcefulness, none are guaranteed to last.

Role-Play

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Michelangelo has 21 finished logs.

Title Date Scene Summary
Brotherly...well, Something December 9th, 2020 No description
Old Stuff New Stuff October 24th, 2020 Harley, Mikey, April all chat together while the Antique Store is setup for possible movie-ins to enjoy and occupy the space that's gone unused for a decade!
Teenage Mutant Ninja...Spiders October 2nd, 2020 The Foot Clan, bringing ninja turtles and Spider-Men together...
I gots it! September 25th, 2020 Mickey Leo Casey talk of the fine points of real gaming.
The Owl Takes Flight September 19th, 2020 Donnie and Mikey meet The Owl, and add another Rogue to their Rogues Gallery.
War of the Worlds Finale August 21st, 2020 Earth's defenders draw away the Warzoon and finally confront General Zod. They drive the rogue Kryptonian away, but at what cost for the House of El?
TMNT: Past, Present, Future August 15th, 2020 The turtles deal with Michelangelo's desire to get out and see more of the world above, discussing how it might impact their lives and safety relative to potential friends and foes on the surface. April provides her own perspective and is left to consider some ninja training of her own.
Pizza Makes The World Go 'Round August 10th, 2020 Where Terry gets a sharp rebuke for encouraging flights of fancy.
Genosha Burns: Mutant Town July 24th, 2020 Working together, hero groups work to restore Mutant Town - and weather a sudden attack!
Birthday Pryde July 22nd, 2020 Xavier's people and Avengers gather on the beach to celebrate a birthday
Meet'n'Greet At Angelo's. July 11th, 2020 Michelangelo and Beast Boy meet and discuss all things green at Angelo's pizzeria.
Calling Allies June 27th, 2020 Michelangelo and April talk about Mutant Town, before settling into some episodes of Dawson's Creek.
Rupert's Raid! June 21st, 2020 After a gang of robbers rob Rupert's, the turtle family gets a whole lot bigger. Pizza is shared, communications are (soon to be) setup.
The Paint Job June 13th, 2020 A few of the turtle brothers talk about current events while decorating the turtle van.
Dude, where's my quiet time June 12th, 2020 The turtles hang out, and bond over meditation, machines, and dodging spitballs.
Arena Freeforall! May 26th, 2020 The turtles begin a freeforall spar, but Mikey bows out early, leading to a concert discussion
Trashing May 21st, 2020 No description
Genuine Leather May 10th, 2020 While investigating an underground skatepark, MOUSERs attempt to capture Mondo Gecko and Killer Croc. The plot is thwarted by an eccletic mix of individuals, but who's behind the MOUSERs?
Dude, where's my pizza May 8th, 2020 Mikey forgot the pizza. Instead, he found Spiderman, Artemis, and mousers. Investigations to come
Null has a Mouse(r) Problem April 30th, 2020 MOUSERs march on Null Group and are stopped by a ragtag group of heroes. Is this the birth of a new super hero squad? Prooooooooobably not.
BFF meet BFF April 28th, 2020 Harley brings Ivy home, Ivy brings Frank home, Mikey brings Klunk home, April brings sanity home... this is why we can't have nice things.

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