splinters (family)

I knew even when you were a small boy that you would one day grow up to be the leader of this team, and when I pass on to be like a father as well.

Master Splinter to Leonardo in the Dojo in the episode “Requiem.” 

Where do I even begin with this statement from Master Splinter…this is such a heavy piece of dialogue you guys it’s really emotional for me to even type this out. 

In this scene, Splinter side-steps Leo’s concern for his well being to instead focus on his role in the family. He admits that he only said he chose him to become the leader because he asked to temper his ego at the time and admits that he always knew he would grow up to be the leader of the family. 

But then he throws in at the end that he knows that Leo will become like FATHER to his brothers when he passes away. Leo has always been portrayed as a protective older brother of his siblings and he’s matured a lot since the first season, but to actually hear Splinter call him a Father to his brothers makes me tear up a bit. 

At this moment he’s giving his position as the Father, the protector, and the patriarch of the Hamato family to his eldest son. He’s telling his son that he’s now responsible to help raise his brothers in his stead as their surrogate Father as well as their leader. 

With this statement, Leo has been given the title as the head of the Hamato clan. 

(PS: Thanks for not adding anything on or removing anything. You’re great) 

Highlights of my ‘Splinter and his many terrible kids’ chat with @lulusoblue


Here is a continuation of sorts from my last turtle tot picture.
There were two idea floating in my head of what was going on in that picture, but this was the cutest so I had to draw it.
They are playing hide and seek (not very well, I might add and yes they all hide together, cause why would you hide separately in dark, scary sewer tunnels, haha) and Splinter found them ^^

(Also, no one will let Mikey get the thing. I don’t know what it is he has his eyes on, but he is one determined little turtle.)

@kleptotello you told me to bring it, I brought it ;)

My heart

In the beginning of the episode, when Splinter was talking to Leo, I thought he was implying that he was dying. Now I understand that he was saying that he was going to die.

Knowing this now and remembering how Leo watched as his brothers smiled while walking off with their Sensei, Leo was the only one who had a little idea of what was going to happen that night.

Now Leonardo must take over as the father for his family, Splinter said he choose Leo to be the leader for a reason. He felt he was the only one who could handle the pressure and now Leo will take on his father’s role to keep his family safe.

oh something from tale of tiger claw: i’m actually?? really glad karai and shini didn’t end up living with the turtles like… karai has some major stuff to work out before she can really… accept them into her life?? and im glad that splinter never pushed her, even though he wanted his daughter with him obvi, and im glad mikey and leo didn’t take it personally? and treated her like an independent person with her own stuff???

tho i wonder now if karai will feel guilty…  


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From the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures Carmelo Anthony Special One Shot story. 

Master Splinter’s sass is too high to count good lord. Plus look at Donnie, Leo, and Raph. Precious babies. 

Poor Mikey though LOL. 


Okay, let’s just go over what we know thus far:

  • The Foot Clan and the Hamato Clan were sworn enemies locked in a violent battle for centuries
  • Shredder, upon learning his true heritage, turned against his adoptive family and “rebuilt” The Foot Clan. This means that The Foot Clan had to have been defeated at some point… likely by members of Splinter’s immediate family since his father canonically took part in the raid that lead to Saki’s adoption (that, and their clan name is literally his family name, so I’m thinking that Splinter’s family might not have been simply members of the Hamato Clan… but the heads of it, Yoshi probably next in line for the position of leadership)
  • The Hamato Clan has been extinguished

My point: Not only did The Shredder kill Hamato Yoshi’s wife and child, but I’m thinking he was probably at the forefront of a massacre that ended with the deaths of most (if not all) of their childhood friends and companions. A war that literally should have been over was needlessly restarted, and because of it everyone Hamato Yoshi knew and loved were slaughtered by the man he was raised alongside as a brother