|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV Series) episode|
|Original airdate||August 21, 2016|
|Written by||Peter DiCicco|
|Directed by||Alan Wan|
|Voice Direction||Andrea Romano|
|Supervising Director||Ben Jones & Ciro Nieli|
"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.
- Bebop (J.B. Smoove)
- Donatello (Rob Paulsen)
- Elite Footbots (debut)
- Karai (Kelly Hu)
- Foot Ninja (debut)
- Leonardo (Seth Green)
- Michelangelo (Greg Cipes)
- Raphael (Sean Astin)
- Rocksteady (Fred Tatasciore)
- Shinigami (Gwendoline Yeo)
- Tiger Claw (Eric Bauza)
- April O'Neil (Mae Whitman)
- Carlos Chiang O'Brien Gambe (Jim Meskimen)
- Chompy Picasso
- Ice Cream Kitty (Kevin Eastman)
- Purple Dragons
- Splinter (Hoon Lee)
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 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.
- 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.