End Game
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode
Season Code: 051-052
Episode: 26
Original airdate November 16, 2019
Written by Russ Carney
Ron Corcillo
Producers: Vladimir Radev
Directed by Abe Audish
Voice Direction Rob Paulsen
Supervising Director  Alan Wan
Storyboard Artist: JJ Conway
Christopher Luc
Samuel Montes
Sam Syzmanski
Sheldon Vella
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1
September 17, 2018 - November 16, 2019
List of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Mystic Mayhem
  2. Origami Tsunami
  3. Donnie's Gifts
  4. War and Pizza
  5. Newsworthy
  6. Repo Mantis
  7. Down with the Sickness
  8. The Fast and the Furriest
  9. Mascot Melee
  10. Shell in a Cell
  11. Minotaur Maze
  12. Bug Busters
  13. The Longest Fight
  14. Hypno! Part Deux
  15. The Gumbus
  16. Mrs. Cuddles
  17. Stuck on You
  18. Al Be Back
  19. The Purple Jacket
  20. Pizza Pit
  21. Smart Lair
  22. Hot Soup: The Game
  23. The Evil League of Mutants
  24. Late Fee
  25. Bullhop
  26. Mind Meld
  27. Nothing But Truffle
  28. Shadow of Evil
  29. Portal Jacked!
  30. Warren & Hypno, Sitting in a Tree
  31. Operation: Normal
  32. Sparring Partner
  33. You Got Served
  34. How to Make Enemies and Bend People to Your Will
  35. Mystic Library
  36. The Purple Game
  37. Man VS. Sewer
  38. The Mutant Menace
  39. Turtle-dega Nights: The Ballad of Rat Man
  40. The Ancient Art of Ninja Hide and Seek
  41. One Man's Junk
  42. Snow Day
  43. Cloak and Swaggart
  44. Jupiter Jim Ahoy!
  45. Insane in the Mama Train
  46. End Game

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"End Game" is the forty-sixth episode (Episode 26) of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is the Season 1 finale. It first aired on November 16th, 2019.


Splinter and the Turtles must prevent Baron Draxum from getting the final piece of the Kuroi Yōroi.

Appearing in End Game

Major characters

Minor characters

Additional voices by Roger Craig Smith



Objects and vehicles


The second part enters with Splinter, who impatiently waits for his sons and wondering where they are (who are actually kidnapped by Baron Draxum). A tied up April comes and Splinter frees her. With that April warns him that Draxum captured the Turtles, and says that Splinter has the last piece much to Splinter's horror.

In the Hidden City, the Turtles express their despair over failing their father as they were trapped in a cage. They tried to find a way out of here but meditating together to reconnect the Hamato way and figure out to get out of here.

April and Splinter return to lair in order to find the final part of the Kuroi Yōroi. Splinter said that it could be anywhere. April asked if the teapot Skully was the last piece but Splinter didn't believe it as Skully had been passed on for generations. Suddenly it turned out that Skully is actually the helmet of Kuroi Yōroi. Splinter had to make a difficult decision: save his sons from being killed or save the world from the Shredder. He asks the Mystic Aura what choice he has to make. The ghost explains that he must protect the final part of the Kuroi Yōroi and let the Turtles be killed. Splinter realizes how unacceptable it was, he shreds the scroll in anger. Splinter decides to save his sons and not to give the last part of the Kuroi Yōroi. April then calls the B-Team: Bullhop, S.H.E.L.L.D.O.N., Franken-Foot and Todd Capybara.

While meditating, the Turtles become frustrated and realize that the Hamato way isn't working for them and decide to revert to being themselves. Raph then punches the cage open, leading the other Turtles to be dumbfounded and Leo said to Raph that he could have done this the whole time.

In the Hidden City, Splinter, April and the B-Team enters and the whole team is captured by booby traps, leaving April and Splinter to deal with Draxum alone. In the throne room, Splinter defeats Origami Ninja, Foot Brute and Foot Lieutenant. Splinter gives Draxum a good fight, Draxum tells Splinter that if he won't give him the last part of Kuroi Yōroi, his sons will be tortured until they reveal its location. Draxum gives Splinter their weapons and he realizes what he put his sons through. Splinter looks at the weapons and through his reflection he sees his sons smiling at him. Saddened, Splinter stands up and stoically uses ōdachi to open the portal so he can give the last part of Kuroi Yōroi, much to April's charging.

The Mad Dogs have defeated the Origami Ninja and go to the throne room. At the throne room, the Turtles are overjoyed at the sight of their father. Splinter happily greets them, but their joy is interrupted when Baron Draxum finally puts it to the Kuroi Yōroi, much to the Turtles, April, and Splinter's horror. Splinter tries to stop him, but is too late. Now with the Kuroi Yōroi completed, Draxum wears it.

In the flashback, we learned why Baron Draxum hates humanity, he thinks them as a threat and wants to change them as he explains his situation to the Council of Heads, who are giant stone heads, three members disbelieve short-tempered alchemist, who leaves in anger. The Council then sent Agent 64, also known as the Mayhem to look after Baron Draxum, right before giving him a bone as Mayhem disappears to look after Draxum.

After he left, the Foot Clan thought that the armor wasn't working right and followed after him.

From below, everyone seemed to have survived. Splinter apologizes to his sons and says that the scrolls were wrong, and says that he should have change them the way they were now. The one that made them is to be themselves. With tears in their eyes, the Turtles hug their father. Splinter gave them their colored masks and weapons back to restore their true selves, and tells them to finish Draxum.

At a baseball stadium, the Mad Dogs fight Draxum. while the Lieutenant and Brute are trying to figure out what was going on because the armor was not complete. April tells the Mad Dogs that there is a hole inside revealing that the helmet has a tiny piece. They tried everything but their are caught but April gets the hit with a baseball and hits the weak spot on the head, getting Draxum right out, complete drained of energy.

Happily, the Mad Dogs completely save the day but somehow it was not over. The armor started to come to live because the Shredder had come to life.



  • Each member of the Council of Heads is voiced by an actor from the Transformers franchise. Specifically, Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Susan Blu, best known as Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Arcee, respectively, in various incarnations of Transformers.
    • Susan Blu also served as Voice Director during the first 5 seasons of the 1987 TV series as well.
  • Instead of an instrumental version of the theme song, the sound of wind blowing is the audio track of this episode's end credits sequence.
  • During the flashback sequence, the logo "Teenage Mutant Ninja Flashback" is actually most similar to the logo used for the 1987 TV series and the Archie TMNT comic.
  • This episode marks the final appearances in the series of both Bullhop and Mayhem.
  • This episode marks the last time John Cena voices Baron Draxum, as he is replaced by Roger Craig Smith in the next episode for the rest of the series.