Splinter, often referred to as Master Splinter by his students, is a fictional character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media.   A mutant rat, he is the martial arts and ninjutsu instructor of the Turtles, as well as their adoptive father.
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Splinter is a mutant rat and is an important character in all incarnations of the TMNT franchise, serving as the teacher/sensei, martial arts instructor, and adopted father of the Ninja Turtles. In some incarnations, he is a mutated or reincarnated Hamato Yoshi; in others, he was Yoshi's pet rat who is sometimes known as Hamato Splinter.
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Splinter first appears when the Turtles try to secretly return after a battle with some Foot Clan thugs in the subway without alerting Splinter. However, he manages to catch them and punishes them by making them maintain balance on certain items until they tell him why they were out on the streets. Splinter breaks Mikey by tempting him with a slice of the 99 cheese pizza, and Mikey admits they were out fighting the Foot Clan and when he mentions April's name, Splinter is alarmed and orders th...
Two years later, Splinter has become notably older, with his hair now greyer than the previous film. He is initially shown attempting to complete a twenty-four meditation session to achieve enlightenment, but the Turtles interrupt him with a second to go when they learn that there is a plan to break Shredder out during a prison transit. When the team becomes divided after discovering a mutagen variant that could conceivably make them human, Splinter consoles Leonardo to remember that the team...
Splinter wears a yellow robe and a black belt with a medal on the front. His hair is graying and in a Japanese bundle.
Splinter is shown to be an extremely wise rat,inspired by April and her father,Splinter adopted the Turtles,calling them his sons and showed tender fatherly love to Leonardo,Raphael,Donatello and Michaelangelo,his love for the Turtles is immense,going as far as to train himself into a skilled Ninjutsu Master to protect them.While he love the Turtles dearly,he is also extremely strict with them as he forced them to undergo a unorthodox and physically extremely taxing training exercises the form of what he called the Hashi which the four brothers are immensely dreadful of whenever the brother misbehave or defy orders.Overall he is immensely protective of his adopted children as he bravely stood against Shredder sternly telling the latter he will not allow the Foot Clan leader to hurt his sons. Like the Turtles Splinter has a strong fondness for Pizza due April feeding them the italian delicacy when they were test subjects by her father.
Originally an experimental lab rat, Splinter was injected with DNA-infused mutagen that gave him sentience, thoughts, and a soul. After an unfortunate event at the lab, Splinter and four mutant box turtles found themselves building their new home in the sewers. Splinter took on a fatherly role and trained the turtles to become ninja heroes.
Immense Strength: Enhanced by the very Mutagen that transformed him into a humanoid rat,Splinter is physically strong enough to overpower multiple skilled Ninjas with punches,kicks and tail swing.He could even match Shredder armour enhanced strength briefly. Immense Speed: Splinter's natural born agility as a rat is also vastly enhanced by the Mutagen,his speed and reflexes furher honed through ninjutsu training are fast enough to attack extremely quickly and keep up with the Shredder own speed. Master Hand to Hand Combatant : Splinter is a immensely skilled self taught master of Ninjutsu,his mastery of Ninja Martial arts is extremely high, even Shredder was impressed by Splinter's skills.He could overwhelm multiple well trained Ninjas of the Foot Clan who are armed with weapons. Master Swordsman :Splinter is extraordinary skilled in Kenjutsu,the traditional art of samurai swordmanship,he combined Katana sword techniques with Ninjutsu manuvers to fight against Shredder,able to brief...Splinter learned Ninjutsu through a book that he once found in the Sewers.Splinter believes that April always had her fathers eyes.When he first met April O'Neil after years from the fire in the laboratory, he revealed that he remembers her and how she saved him and the Turtles, which he thanks her for."Remember, as long as you keep the team unified, then you shall always succeed.""You live, you die, you fight, as brothers, and remember, nothing is as strong as family.""A katana, the most noble of all the blades, it is the weapon of a leader."
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Splinter's Story Sceneyoutube.com
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splinter Names the Turtles - Exclusive Clipyoutube.com
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Splinter vs. Shredder Scene (4/10) | Movieclipsyoutube.com
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret Of The Ooze1991 - Splinter saves the turtlesyoutube.com
Protective and precise, Splinter is an un-matched Ninja Master with a playful and deep spirit that probably comes in handy raising his mutant sons, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo Once a human known as Hamato Yoshi, Splinter continues his tradition of teaching Ninjutsu and fighting the evil Foot Clan
Splinter is best known for being the mentor and adoptive father of the four ninja turtles: Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. Notes [ edit | edit source ] In some continuities, such as the 1987 and the 2012 cartoon series, the character of "Master Splinter" is actually Hamato Yoshi , who got turned into a rat after being exposed to ...
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Master Splinter is the teacher and adoptive father of the Ninja Turtles. He has trained the Turtles in the art of Ninjitsu, but they are not ninja masters yet. Splinter is mature, serious, and protective. He fights with various ninja weapons and fights with many ninja skills. Any villain wishing to harm his sons will have to go through him first.
Born in 1962 in Osaka, Japan into a peacekeeping ninja clan called the Hamatos, Hamato Yoshi enrolled into a Martial Arts school before he could inherit his father's role as clan leader. His skills were only rivaled by fellow student Oroku Saki, who was Hamato's adoptive brother, originally from one of the wiped out rival clans, the Foot. Not only were they rivals in Martial Arts, but also for the love of a beautiful woman named Tang Shen, who eventually chose to marry Yoshi. Saki could not accept this and once brutally insulted Yoshi in front of her. Yoshi lost his temper and struck Saki to the ground. This attack solidified Saki's hatred for Yoshi and he vowed revenge. During this time Saki learned of his true heritage and rebuilt the Foot Clan, rechristening himself as "the Shredder". One night, he came to Yoshi's home and challenged him to duel to the death armed with razor sharp claw weapons. During the fight, a fire broke out and Yoshi's home was burned to the ground. His wife...
As Hamato Yoshi:Yoshi is tall, lean and muscular, with dark brown eyes and black hair. He wears a red kimoto with his clan's symbol when he lived in Japan. During the time that he resided in America, he wears a whitish blue polo shirt, along with brown pants. As Splinter:Splinter has black, brown and white fur, with a droopy white beard, whiskers, a pink tail and a pink nose. He still wears the red kimoto that he wore in Japan. Unlike all of his past incarnations, Splinter is taller than each of the Turtles.
Splinter is many things to the Turtles - A wise sensei, protective parent, loving father, stern disciplinarian, quirky master and Zen philosopher. He is determined to train and protect his new family at all costs. The fact that he has gone through decades of ninja training does not only mean that he is always fierce when he fights, but that he's also remarkably in tune with the universe. Splinter can be very strict when it comes to training and letting his sons venture up to the surface; as seen in many episodes. At certain times, he may use harsh methods in order for them to learn a lesson, as seen in "The Pulverizer Returns!", in which he took away his sons' weapons so they could learn to fight outside of their typical environment. Nonetheless, Splinter is a loving father who only wants what is best for his sons, and will do anything that he can to protect them from harm's way. Splinter seems to dislike anyone that lays a hand on the Turtles. This is emphasized in "It Came From Th...
As human, he was great powerful fighter of Ninjitsu as a master. He was training for his entire life when he was very young. He has mastered many skills and has great abilities such as great strength, acrobatics, speed, stamina, and endurance greater than any athlete. 1. Ninjutsu:As a master of Ninjutsu, Splinter is knowledgeable, speedy and has greater strength. He can take down larger opponents without a whole lot of effort, as demonstrated in "It Came from the Depths". His strength was shown that he was able to slap his hand against Dogpound and toss him into the air by a back hand and use his anger to take off the heavy pillars of his back for revenge for Leo and Leatherhead. In Return to New York, he easily defeated three Shredder mutants in a very short battle. 2. Jaw Strength:His jaws are powerful enough to break some forms of metal like Shredder's weapon, like a sword. 3. Fighting Skills:His skills of Ninjutsu are so remarkably high that even Rahzar (back when he was still D...Splinter's name is a spoof on the Marvel Comics character Daredevil. Matt Murdock, after being blinded by spilled radioactive waste, is trained in martial arts by a master call The Stick. "Splinter...This is the first incarnation of Splinter to be killed onscreen in any Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles media.
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Splinter is a wise and loving father, treating the turtles as his own sons but not hesitating to scold them when necessary. He does his best to look out for them and would gladly give his life to protect them. In an alternate future where the Shredder takes over the world, that is exactly what he did. This overprotective streak made him reluctant to allow them to enter the Battle Nexus competition; in fact he never even told his sons about it and they only found out because they followed him. However Splinter also shows great faith in his sons, believing them to be fully capable ninjas and even showing enough confidence in their abilities to allow them to face the deadly Shredder on multiple occasions, although during the majority of their encounters, he is there to support and protect them in any way that he can. Splinter has a vengeful streak as shown by his determination to avenge Hamato Yoshi's murder. He speaks very highly of Yoshi, even thinking of him as a father figure despi...
Splinter started his life as an ordinary rat in Japan who found his way into a home owned by the Ancient One. When he was discovered, his life was spared by Tang Shen, the Ancient One's adopted daughter, who took him as a pet. As in previous versions, Tang Shen became tragically caught up between Hamato Yoshi and a jealous rival, this time Yukio Mashimi, a childhood friend of Yoshi's. The two of them eventually joined the Utroms and became Guardians. But Mashimi's jealousy of Yoshi, both for his advancement as a Guardian, and the love of Tang Shen, led him to murder Shen and betray the Utroms' location to The Shredder. Yoshi killed Mashimi in revenge and went to America with the Utroms, taking Tang Shen's pet with him, and giving him the name Splinter. Later, Yoshi would be tracked down and killed by The Shredder, who tried to force him to reveal the Utroms' location. In this continuity, it was Hunthat Splinter scratched as his master Yoshi was attacked, and not Shredder. Soon after...
Splinter has been seen in the Fast Forward season continuously teaching his sons' and Cody Jonesthe ancient ways of Ninjutsu and despite how old fashioned he's shown to be in previous seasons, he too adjusted to living in the year 2105 fighting off any evil that came his way alongside his sons and Cody.
Splinter did not make much of a physical appearance in Back to the Sewer, however he did appear as small data fragments scattered across Cyberspace thanks to Viral and the only times he was every physically shown was during the first episode of BTTS called Tempus Fugit when he was first scattered into a million data pieces and the last episode called "Wedding Bells and Bytes" when he was returned to the real world and attended April and Casey's wedding ceremony which was abruptly interrupted by the appearance of "Cyber Shredder". Though he did appear in a few flash backs. Splinter is shown to love his sons very much. Splinter's design was also revamped to make him look more like his design in TMNTwhere he now sports a Japanese goatee.Splinter: "We have never revealed ourselves to the other world. You have placed us all in great danger. "Splinter: "As you grow older, you will learn there are many ways to do the right thing. But there is no going back. I'm afraid we find ourselves at your mercy."Splinter: "Where there is life. There is hope."Splinter: "Do not lead with your shoulders Donatello."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Splinter is an exploitable meme based on a fan drawing that illustrates the evolving relationship between the Ninja Turtles and Master Splint over time, in alluding to the circle of life. Online, the image is captioned with object labelsto similarly highlight the life cycle of trends in various interest areas, including technology, music and philosophy.
The image, entitled "Father," was drawn by artist puna-nezuki and published on their Tumblraccount on January 22nd, 2017.
The first recorded instance of the image being used for a meme is from January 15th, 2018 for a Bitcoin meme, posted on Imgur(shown below). The template continued to trend throughout 2018 with commentary on various topics. For example, on January 20th, another Imgur user made the meme with internet browsers, gaining over 5,300 points (shown below, left). On December 14th, a Giving WIkipedia 3 Dollarsmeme appeared on /r/MemeEconomy, gaining over 2,000 points (shown below, right).