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|“Enter the Dragons, Part 1”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode|
|Season Code:||S05E12 (Lost Season)|
|Original airdate||April 27, 2008|
|Written by||Christopher Yost|
|Supervising Producer||Lloyd Goldfine|
|Frederick U. Fierst|
|Supervising Director||Roy Burdine|
|Story Editor:||Michael Ryan|
"Enter the Dragons", Part 1 is the twelfth episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' so-called "Lost 5th Season", which takes place after Season 4 of the series but aired after its sequel Fast Forward.
- Donatello (Sam Regal)
- Leonardo (Michael Sinterniklaas)
- Michelangelo (Wayne Grayson)
- Raphael (John Campbell)
- Splinter (Darren Dunstan)
- Ancient One (David Chen)
- Tengu Shredder (Scottie Ray)
- Foot Mystics (death)
- April O'Neil (Veronica Taylor)
- Casey Jones (Marc Thompson)
- Earth Protection Force
- Foot Clan
- Purple Dragons
- Ninja Tribunal Acolytes
- Justice Force
Leonardo: The end has come. One of the most evil forces known to man walks the earth. The Demon Shredder has risen and his dark magic spreads. Soon, it's going to engulf the entire planet. And it starts here: our own New York, transformed into a nightmare world. From within the Shredder's fortress the evil one has given his orders and his undead minions are on the march. His power grows with every passing minute, with every second. So we have gathered our forces for a final confrontation with his dark legions. We must somehow find a way to defeat them so that we can infiltrate the Shredders stronghold and make our way up to his throne room where even more horrors and arch-fiend are sure to await us. Not to mention, the Mystic Ninjas, who stand guard over their master. The odds are overwhelming but we have no choice. It's now, or never. And thus the final battle begins. And the word 'final' never sounded so terrifying.
The demonic Shredder has transformed New York City into a nightmare version of Feudal Japan and the rest of the world is next! But the Turtles have a plan, and if it takes allying themselves with some of their deadliest enemies to bring the fight to the Shredder, so be it… because if they fail, there is no tomorrow. The Foot Mystics were destroyed by the Turtles, the Ninja Tribunal Acolytes and Karai and prepares the epic fight against the Shredder.
Karai, having taken on the mantle of the Shredder, had a link to sap his energies to weaken him so that they could separate his helmet and gauntlet. But as Shredder was rendered unconscious, Hun kicked him to make sure that he was dead, but Shredder woke up and threw him. The Shredder then transported Splinter, the Ancient One, and the Turtles outside, where he rode on a demon horse, was armed with a trident and prepared for the hunt.
(Leo returns Gunshin to Faraji)
Leo: Faraji? This is yours.
Faraji: No Leonardo. I-
Leo: You are the rightful owner. I was only taking care of Gunshin in your absence.
Leo: Okay, let's get started. We asked you all here because everything going on in the city, the transformations, the monsters, it's all the work of an ancient, resurrected demon. The original Shredder, from the fourth century AD. His power is growing by the minute. The evil that transformed this city is spreading over the world. The ENTIRE world. Whether we like it or not, we're all in this TOGETHER.
- This episode is ranked #4 on the TMNT Top Ten.
- Leo gives Gunshin back to Faraji as he was only using it in his absence.
- Leo reveals to their friends and foes that the real and original Shredder is a demon from the 4th century.
- The second lair that Karai and her Foot army destroyed from the previous season appears in this episode.