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Foot Soldiers

Various, Earth Technodrome

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Foot minion


Foot Clan

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Out of universe information

1987 games, 2012 games

Teachers and Students

In most instances, Foot Soldiers are the most common enemy the Turtles face in any given video game. Often, they will come in many colors, each wielding a different weapon.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 video game)

Following in the thousand year tradition of karate combat, he's a killing machine blindly guided by Shredder's commands.

The Foot Soldier as seen in Nintendo Power.

Although the illustration in the instruction manual is similar to its appearance in the 1987 TV series, the sprite does not reflect this, instead taking on the appearance of a bizarre, lanky ninja in dark blue/purplish clothing. They often attack with physical strikes and shuriken. Foot Soldiers are sometimes utilized as mini-bosses. On the Technodrome boss they jump out of it dressed in red.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade game)

Trained in Shredder's Taekwando gym, these maximum offenders are brainwashed to destroy the turtles at any cost. Main enemy of Scene 4.

The most common Foot Soldier in the arcade game are the standard purple-wearing ninja, attacking with physical strikes and shuriken. These are referred to as "Karate Foot Soldiers" in Nintendo Power articles. Sometimes, purple Foot Soldiers do wield a weapon, including spears, tires, bombs, and manhole covers.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

The colour/weapon match-up in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time was

  • Purple – Unarmed
  • Blue – A blade weapon, such as a katana, sai or battle axe
  • Pink – A pair of tonfa or shuriken
  • Orange – Kunai Daggers or a kusarigama
  • White – Nunchaku
  • Yellow - Some form of boomerang, or bombs
  • Green - Bow and arrows

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