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Dan
Biographical information
Weapon(s) of choice

Staff

Physical description
Species

Tanuki spirit

Gender

Male

Hair color

Brown

Out of universe information
Era(s)

IDW

Publisher

IDW Publishing

First appearance

Spirit Walk

Teachers and Students
  [Source]
 YOU'RE NOT ON 
 NICKTOONS 
 ANYMORE! 

Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.

In Spirit Walk, Dan is a spirit who takes the form of a tanuki (raccoon dog), and who guides Leonardo through his explorations of the astral plane.

Dan initially appeared as a statue whom Leonardo showed respect for. He came to life and began quizzing the Turtle about his reasons for being on the astral plane, before generating a bridge across a river for Leonardo to walk on. When Kitsune arrived, Dan waited until Leonardo fled from her to lead the Turtle back across the river. Dan's power temporarily trapped Kitsune, allowing Leonardo to escape her, and Leonardo promised to bring two offerings for Dan the next time he visited.

Notes and Trivia

  • Dan's role as an unexpected short, plump trickster mentor to Leonardo is very similar to that of the Ancient One in the 2003 TV series.
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