Some TMNT stuff was always meant for grownups.


The Daggerlords are a New York City gang appearing in the Mirage short story, Apparition. They kidnapped a man named Sal Pitela and his family, and held them captive. Sal was able to go for help, and literally ran into Donatello. Sal explained his situation, and Don went back for his brothers.

The Turtles broke into the apartment where the Daggerlords were keeping Sal's family captive and made short work of them, saving Sal's wife and children. However, when the Turtles told Sal's wife that he had gone to them for help, she revealed to them that he had tried to escape, but the Daggerlords stabbed him to death, and he had been dead all along.

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