Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) - Raphael Free Paper Toy Download

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) - Raphael Free Paper Toy Download

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) - Raphael Free Paper Toy DownloadThis TMNT paper toy is the Raphael, based on the anime / comic series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the papercraft is created by Toy a Day. There is another TMNT Raphael paper craft at the site: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) – Raphael Mini Papercraft. Raphael (Raph) is the hot headed, quick to fight member of the turtles. He is quick to shoot down anything his brothers planned, and was impartial to running into a fight head-on. He usually plays the tough guy, but on more than one occasion could be seen showing how he really felt about his brothers. He carries two sai. He is usually depicted as being aggressive, sullen, and rebellious. Raphael has been shown to be the strongest turtle while Leonardo is the most skilled one Raphael is physically the strongest and has outmatched Leonardo many times proving that he is indeed the strongest turtle. He is co-creator Kevin Eastman's favorite Turtle. According to his creators he is the second oldest of the four.

He also has a somewhat turbulent relationship with his older brother Leonardo because he is the group leader. He is generally the most likely to experience extremes of emotion. He is named after Raphael Sanzio.

In the original comics Raphael was shown to be the most aggressive, violent, and competitive of the turtles.

It is Raphael who is sent to issue a challenge to the Shredder by Splinter, and as he infiltrates Oruku Saki's security business, he kills several thugs. It is clear that he is the most aggressive, going as far as to kill more Foot Soldiers in the battle against the Shredder than any other turtle. The turtles return to their sewer home after Shredder is killed by a thermite grenade.

When the turtles rescue April O'Neil, who is an assistant to Mouser developer Baxter Stockman, it is Raphael who knocks the gloating madman out. After Stockman has the Mousers destroy his building, the turtles return home to find destroyed Mousers and Splinter missing, April invites them back to her house, where the turtles befriend her.

In the earliest black-and-white Mirage Comics, Raphael was the most violent turtle and had a tendency for going berserk either in battle or when his temper flared up. He has a somewhat cynical and sarcastic sense of humor. In later issues, it's shown that he is not particularly fond of the supernatural, stating it up front in Tales of Raphael: Bad Moon Rising.

Raphael mellowed somewhat as the series went on. Possibly a key moment for his character development was when he allowed Leonardo to go in alone to defeat the Shredder after nearly killing the Shredder himself in issue #21 of Volume 1. Since then, he has been less likely to challenge Leonardo's leadership, and on the whole is more friendly towards his family and allies.

By volume 4, Raphael was bitten by vampires, causing a second mutation to his body and transforming him to a large, dinosaurlike reptile.

Of his three brothers, Raphael is closest to Michelangelo, even having stated it in the fourth issue of the original TMNT comics. Raphael often shows a caring, more laid-back, side of himself when around his youngest brother, frequently indulging the younger turtle emotionally when at home and ferociously protecting him from harm when in battle. Raphael openly admits that the mere thought of his youngest brother being grievously injured causes him to experience violent rage. In his self-titled one-shot micro series, Raphael met human vigilante Casey Jones, his foil, who was even more violent and unstable than he was. Despite their brutal first meeting, the two have since formed a close bond.

Raphael also sees, and admits to himself, that April O'Neil was his mother figure. A brief story in the future even has him with a robot April, given to him by Donatello.

In the 1987 animated series, Raphael is more sarcastic and witty as opposed to being angry and sullen. The show's theme song describes him as "cool but crude", as opposed to being angry and sullen as in other versions. Raphael is a sarcastic wise-guy, and supplies comic relief alongside Michaelangelo, whose humor is usually attributed to his ignorance and spaciness. As a result, Michaelangelo is the subject of Raphael's jokes more than any other Turtle. He frequently makes jokes that break the fourth wall.

This incarnation of Raphael is entirely different from other variations and has a far less confrontational relationship with his friends and fellow Turtles. The most striking example with this is his lack of a rivalry with Leonardo. Raphael has no desire to steal anyone's thunder or become a leader; he's perfectly content providing the wittiest of the cartoon's jokes, making him the official comic relief of the team. He also serves as Leonardo's foil; whenever Leonardo shouts a heroic line, Raphael would quickly add in a sarcastic retort. Whereas Leonardo would jump in to help people, Raphael would be more reluctant and if Leonardo's plan backfired he would challenge Leonardo to reconsider and re-evaluate the plan by saying "Now what, fearless leader" rather than saying this to steal Leonardo's role as leader. Raphael was closest to Michelangelo in this series, most apparent when he hesitated to attack a robot Michelangelo because of the uncanny resemblance.

In the Season 4 episode Raphael Knocks 'em Dead, Raphael was being a comedian for a comedy club while investigating, but he gets kidnapped and the Turtles later rescue him.

In the Season 4 episode Raphael Meets His Match, Raphael was paired off with a mysterious mutant female named Mona Lisa, who in the eyes of some fans, might have been considered as a potential girlfriend for Raphael. Despite following the Turtles back to New York City, Mona Lisa was never seen again. On the counterpart, Ninjara, really was Raphael's girlfriend.

In the season 5 episode Raphael VS the Volcano, due to a malfunction in Donatello's Healthometer, Raphael was convinced that he soon was going to die and decided to end his life as a hero named the "Green Defender," saving people from dangers and stopping criminals when he thought he had nothing to lose. When the Healthometer malfunction was discovered, the other Turtles found his farewell note and tracked him down to tell him he wasn't going to die.

Raphael is consistently portrayed as the most aggressive out of all four turtles. Despite his hot tempered personality, he is kind hearted and feels a soft spot for people in need. However he holds an animosity towards the police, believing that they were not doing enough and would take the law in into his own hands to help others even at the cost of compromising his family's presence in the city.

Raphael wields twin sai as his primary weapon, although historically, sai were never used by ninja as the sai is a Kobudo weapon originating in Okinawa. In the Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation series, his sai stick together to make a staff-like weapon.

Raphael is a master of ninjutsu and stealth due to his ninja training. His training has also given him Olympic-level athletic skill, speed, agility and strength. He is also a master of Kobudo and his twin sai. His sarcastic/quick-tempered personality gives him added aggression in battle.

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