april o'neil 2012

A Little Apritello Thought

Before The Power Inside Her aired I made a post about how Donnie is always reaching out to April. He offers her his hand again and again throughout the series. Not surprisingly, we see April almost take his hand over and over. But nearly every time, it’s not the right time. For example:

April reaches up to accept his help and Donnie is smacked in the face by nun-chucks.

They’re so close! But their fingers brush and April plummets into a vat of mutagen.

Donnie can’t reach her with his hand. I don’t think this was an accident. It seems that, by this point, the writers had already decided that Donnie couldn’t take April’s hand until the right moment.

And we all know what happens here. But, once again, here he is… reaching out to help her.

So, my theory still stands. When Apritello becomes official, it will be when they take one another by the hand. It will likely be a case of Donnie extending his hand to April, but what I wouldn’t give to see her finally reach out to him.

Either way, I really hope this show ends with the two of them hand-in-hand.

gfdi i can’t believe mutant apocalypse has given me ideas and compelled me to draw, like gdi brain can you have more class than this could you not choose a more worthy foe?

Anyway, concepty sketches only ‘cause I got too much other stuff to be drawing, but here’s a fully mutated post-apocalyptic wasteland April. Ever since I first devised a kraang!April, I had the headcanon that, being a perfect mix of human and kraang acclimatised to both Earth and Dimension X, she’d be a great terraforming machine? So, post-mutagen bomb, her pre-programmed job is to wander the wasteland slowly terraforming the crap out of it (since otherwise what was the freakin’ point, kraang?).

Not affiliated to any wasteland gang, not abiding any followers, doesn’t entertain bribes or even hold a conversation with lowly marauders; she’s just a semi-mythical goddess of destruction after 50 years and if you encounter her, you’re probably pretty screwed.

Speaking of, the bonus reunion that we deserved:

I could possibly be fading
Or have something more to gain
I could feel myself growing colder
I could feel myself under your fate

Mazzy Star - “Into Dust”

Super quick sketch! I wasn’t even that invested in Mutant Apocalypse and I still managed to make myself sad. :( Headcanon here is that April died instantly of the mutagen bomb without mutating and robo-Don was there to collect her remains…

(what a total bummer for Apritello week, lol. Sorry guys orz)

TMNT Flashback . . .

“Don’t worry. I’ll have you out of there in a second.”

“Okay, giant lizard thing.”

“A turtle, actually.” 

“I’m – I’m Donatello.”


“Wow. Uh, that’s a pretty – “


“The lock, Donnie!”

“Yeah, oh, right. Yeah, sorry.”

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