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Master of the Battle Nexus


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The Daimyo is the master of the Battle Nexus. The Daimyo is supposedly a great warrior who introduced ninjutsu to Earth, and is the holder of the War Staff. He appeared in the 2003 TV series.

Physical Appearance

Daimyo is large and gargantuan elderly warrior, with white hair and green eyes, and golden mask with green eyes. He also has orange third eye tattoo on his forehead.

In "The Real World, Part 2", he becomes much older and malnourished, as seen as he has long beard. However, in "Grudge Match", his beard was shaven off, returning back to his old self. In BTTS, he looks same as his old self, but there's been little changes.


Daimyo is very kind and honorable warrior, who takes his job as master of Battle Nexus seriously. Daimyo is angry with someone for disrespecting his rules, as he dislikes Kluh (his father Ammag and his Levram warriors) for their actions. He is fatherly towards his son Ue-Sama, however, he can also reprimand his son for his selfishness. However, after the rift seemingly killed Drako and his son, he was stricken with grief over losing son.

In "The Real World", he is very old and weak, and is suffering from heartbreak from losing son. As a result of being mind-controlled by Ultimate Drako, he becomes much more angrier, cold-hearted, ruthless and antagonistic towards Leonardo (his family) and Usagi and blames them for the death of his son. However, when the Ultimate Drako was disintegrated into pile of ashes, Daimyo regains the control of himself and is confused and surprised of seeing the Turtles here. However, the poor leader is still suffering from heartbreak, but Lord Simultaneous (who decides to give Ultimate Ninja second chance) turns the pile of ashes into eight-year-old self and it resulted in fixing the father's broken heart. With the return of his son, he finally returns and regains the position as leader of Battle Nexus.


The Daimyo first appeared to recover his son, the Ultimate Ninja, after the Ninja engaged Leonardo in a duel to the death.[1] Following this, the Turtles met him upon their first visit to the Battle Nexus. His history with Master Splinter was briefly talked about, as he saved Miyamoto Usagi and Splinter from an attack by Drako. The Daimyo was excited that Splinter's sons had joined the Battle Nexus Championship, and he decreed that they be allowed to enter despite being improperly registered.[2] However, this led to Drako seeking revenge and possession of the War Staff. The Daimyo, summoned by his son, was wounded by Drako's assassins.[3] After being saved from a second attack by Usagi and Donatello, the Daimyo was forced to watch as his son and Drako were pulled into a warp caused by Drako's use of the War Staff. He closed it, and was left to grieve, after crowning Michelangelo as Battle Nexus Champion.[4]

The Daimyo visited the Turtle Lair for a Christmas get together, along with Usagi and Gennosuke.[5]

Some time later, when Leonardo came to the Nexus seeking his time-scattered family, he found the Daimyo weak and not thinking clearly. Ultimate Drako, the fusion of Drako and the Ultimate Ninja, had weakened him and were planning to destroy him. However, the Ninja could not hurt his father, and the Daimyo's spirits remained broken after his son died. Lord Simultaneous noticed him grieving and the Daimyo's son was returned to him as a young boy, much to his joy.[6]

The Daimyo later judged Michelangelo's rematch with Kluh. He sensed the interference of the Levram wizard who removed the Battle Nexus anti-fatality spells, but could not intervene due to the Levrams taking his son hostage. After the Ultimate Ninja was rescued by Leo, the Daimyo took the Levrams prisoner.[7]

Later on, at the end of Back to the Sewer, he watched April and Casey's wedding along with his son from the throne room.[8]

Other media

The Daimyo appears in the game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus.


  • The word "daimyo" is pronounced like "dime yoh" /daɪmjoʊ/, but the show mispronounced it "dah mee yoh" /dɑːmijoʊ/, as if spelt "damiyo."