Broken Foot
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV Series) episode
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Season Code: 416
Episode: 94
Original airdate August 21, 2016
Written by Peter DiCicco
Directed by Alan Wan
Voice Direction Andrea Romano
Supervising Director  Ben Jones & Ciro Nieli
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 4
October 25, 2015 - February 26, 2017
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Beyond The Known Universe
  2. The Moons of Thalos 3
  3. The Weird World of Wyrm
  4. The Outlaw Armaggon!
  5. Riddle of The Ancient Aeons
  6. Journey to the Center of Mikey's Mind
  7. The Arena of Carnage
  8. The War for Dimension X
  9. The Cosmic Ocean
  10. Trans-Dimensional Turtles
  11. Revenge of the Triceratons
  12. The Evil of Dregg
  13. The Ever-Burning Fire
  14. Earth's Last Stand
  15. City at War
  16. Broken Foot
  17. The Insecta Trifecta
  18. Mutant Gangland
  19. Bat in the Belfry
  20. The Super Shredder
  21. Darkest Plight
  22. The Power Inside Her
  23. Tokka vs. The World
  24. Tale of Tiger Claw
  25. Requiem
  26. Owari

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"Broken Foot" is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of the 2012 TV series, and is the ninety-fourth episode overall in the series. It first aired on August 21st, 2016.


When Leonardo secretly allies himself with Karai, he gets himself and his brothers into deeper danger than he could have realized.


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Karai and Shinigami prepare to attack a temple that Karai knows is a front for Shredder where he keeps all his laundered money at. While they are there, they are ambushed by Hun and the Purple Dragons. Before Hun can use his spiked brass knuckles on Karai, Leo arrives, decked out in black, and overpowers Hun and the Purple Dragons with Karai and Shinigami. As for the laundered money, Leo, Karai, and Shinigami walk away from the temple after setting fire to the cash, leaving it to burn down.

Back at the lair, a Channel 6 news broadcast reports on the temple burning, along with the NYPD arresting Hun and the Purple Dragons, who were left hanging from a streetlight with their faces painted, compliments of Shinigami.

Leo is soon summoned to see Karai and Shinigami again, as they prepare to attack Auman Chemicals, having brought in some Foot Ninja from Japan to assist. Arriving at the chemical factory, they find it heavily guarded by Foot-bots, Tiger Claw, Rocksteady, and Bebop. Despite the heavy resistance, they are able to plant the explosives and retreat.

Meanwhile, Mikey discovers Leo gone, and takes the Party Wagon with Raph and Donnie to Auman Chemicals, arriving just in time to discover the explosives about to blow, and Donnie saves Raph and Mikey, at the cost of being seriously injured himself. When Leo sees Donnie has been seriously wounded, he separates from Karai and Shinigami to help get Donnie back to the lair for Splinter to heal with the healing mantras. However, they are pursued by Bebop, Rocksteady, and Tiger Claw, who manage to wreck the Party Wagon, but the Turtles are able to escape before being caught. While there, Leo contemplates his decision with aiding Karai and Shinigami, apologizing to Splinter for what happened since it resulted in Donnie getting hurt. April offers her advice to him to help cheer him up from his guilt, but Leo soon receives another text from Karai with another mission.

Taking Raph and Mikey with him, Leo learns that Karai is planning to locate and destroy the factory producing the Foot-bots, thereby crippling Shredder's army since without the factory, his numbers will be diminished greatly. However, Leo is hesitant to assist, and when he and his brothers refuse to help, Karai takes it in stride, blinding them with a dust bomb while Shinigami uses one of her bat tricks to further confuse them while the girls and the Foot Ninja depart on their mission.

At the factory, Tiger Claw, Rocksteady, and Bebop are already there and on high alert, knowing that if they lose the factory, their forces will be crippled beyond repair. To ensure the factory's survival, they've begun producing Elite Footbots to deal with Karai, Shinigami, and their Foot Ninja. Despite taking down several of them, Karai, Shini, and their Foot Ninja are overwhelmed and captured. Leo arrives with Raph and Mikey, but Raph's attempts to shut down the factory only serve to produce more Elite Footbots to where they are sorely outnumbered. That is until Karai plants a charge on the large cistern at the top of the factory and detonates it herself, despite being close enough to be burned by the explosion, allowing the cistern to fall into the molten steel below, splashing it about and destroying the Elite Footbots along with the factory. Leo rushes to Karai's aid, and despite her injuries, everyone escapes as the factory burns down around them.

As the NYPD rushes to the scene of the inferno, the Turtles regroup in an alleyway with Karai and Shini, where Karai is able to use her mutant snake abilities to heal her burn injuries, to the amazement of the Turtles.

Back in the lair, Donnie has been fully healed by Splinter, and as the other Turtles celebrate, Karai arrives to apologize to Splinter for having allowed her revenge to result in Donnie being hurt. Though Splinter reminds her how dangerous seeking revenge is, Karai admits that she does need help with dealing with Shredder, but as of now, Shredder's criminal empire is the least of her concerns. As of now, she's going after the Shredder himself.


Shinigami: Do you know how much cool stuff we can buy?

Shinigami (pointing to Mikey): You're the Silly One.


  • Throughout much of this episode, Leo switches out his royal blue bandana for a black one and a spikier, slightly "eviler" looking body armor—one reminiscent of his infamous "City Fall" getup—while hanging out committing crimes (against Shredder) with Karai and Shinigami in Broken Foot. It's not the result of brainwashing, however, as he's willingly helping Karai sabotage the Shredder's operations. He returns to this outfit in the Season 4 finale (with his brothers also donning similar outfits) to take on the Super Shredder.
  • Leonardo's costume is a reference to the Foot Clan outfit he wore in the IDW Publishing in which Leonardo was magically brainwashed by a witch Kitsune (in the City Falls saga) into believing he worked for the Shredder.
  • Donatello getting injured is a callback to the Technodrome arc in the IDW Publishing in which he was mortally wounded by Bebop and Rocksteady.
  • Raphael mentioned that he wanted to dress up as a vigilante called "Nightwatcher" at one point, a reference to his alter-ego in the 2007 TMNT film.
    • Michelangelo also mentioned that Raph could be Tur-fly-tle's sidekick, Maggot Boy, which could also be a reference to the 2003 series' Back to the Sewer episode, Super Power Struggle, where Mikey tries to dress Raph up as his sidekick, "Tortoise Boy", for a comic convention.
  • Shinigami calls Karai "sempai" (先輩, also pronounced senpai), an honorific referring to one's upperclassman or a slightly more elder/senior individual one holds in respect.
  • During the battle in the factory, the Wilhelm scream can be heard.



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