I wonder if this is related at all to MovieBob’s recent video about her being the worst female character ever because the moment I watched it I wondered if anyone would be asking me about her.
So. Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation is… a thing that in itself is almost too difficult to explain outside of “you had to be there”, but I’m going to do my best. Because I was there. Oh, man. Was I there.
On this day in 1841, the Supreme Court issued their decision in United States v. The Amistad on the case of the 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship. The rebellion occurred on the Spanish ship The Amistad as it was bound for Havana, Cuba, where captured men would be sold to a Caribbean plantation. The mutiny of fifty-three abducted men from Sierra Leone was led by Joseph Cinqué, and they killed the captain and ordered the sailors to turn the ship around and return to Africa. However, the ship was soon seized by an American ship off the coast of Long Island, New York. The mutineers were imprisoned on murder charges, while a debate over what to do with them gripped the United States. Abolitionists led the effort to free the men, fighting ownership claims of the Spanish government which were supported by President Martin van Buren. A state court referred the Amistad case to the federal judicial system, and it reached the Supreme Court in 1841. In a landmark decision, the Court ruled in favour of the Africans - who were defended by former President John Quincy Adams. The Court declared that the men were illegally held as slaves, and decreed that they were free to return to their homeland. While slavery was legal in the United States, the importation of slaves had been banned in 1808, thus ruling that the men had been kidnapped and were justified in using violence to escape their condition.
idk how Pieh is going to fit into the story yet but so far i’ve decided he’s constantly upset and jealous because he wishes he was born as a girl and he’s envious of his sister. he has the ability to do the same thing she does (help souls find their way where they need to go) but he chooses not to do anything worthwhile and just follows Imes around and pesters her. but she still loves him because he’s her brother, so she puts up with it.
Pieh also hates brights colors so he keeps his skin (scales? idk) constantly dirty on purpose to dull his bright blue, and only wears monochromatic colors. i also couldn’t resist giving him a bunch of piercings despite how cliche that is.