Biological information





Two arms
Two legs




Most land masses

Average Height

Average male - 5'8" to 5'10"
Average female - 5'3" to 5'5"



Out of universe information

Mirage, 1987 TV series, All movies, Saturday Morning Adventures, Movie adaptations, 2014 film, 2016 film, 1987 games, 2003 TV series, 2003 games, 2007 games, 2014 games, Archie, Image, IDW, Dreamwave, Las Tortugas Ninja, Panini, Titan UK,


Mirage Studios
Archie Comics
Image Comics
Dreamwave Productions
IDW Publishing

First appearance

The Turtles' Origin is Told

Created by



Humans (taxonomic name: Homo sapiens) are residents of the planet Earth. They are the planet's dominant species and belong to the order of primates and the family Hominidae.


Humans are featured consistently throughout the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and are the main species that interacts with the Ninja Turtles throughout their adventures. For reasons unknown, a great number of mutants who were originally animals in TMNT take on some common characteristics of humans, such as bipedalism, opposable thumbs, and sapience. Humans are portrayed as both villains (e.g., Oroku Saki or Baxter Stockman) and allies (e.g., April O'Neil or Casey Jones).

1987 TV series[]

Throughout most of the 1987 TV series, April and Irma remain the Ninja Turtles' best human friends. Splinter was once human, Hamato Yoshi, before being mutated.

2003 TV series[]

Throughout the Ninja Turtles' adventures in the 2003 TV series, the humans are in for a rude awakening when they discover that they aren't the only dominate creatures on the planet. There are also different alien lifeforms inhabiting the planet; the Utroms and Triceratons to name a few. Also, there is the Earth Protection Force preparing for an alien invasion; led by Agent Bishop and his ruthless army of black-ops commandos. They will exterminate any threat that poses to Earth; however, sometimes his methods of protection involve the harming of innocent lives such as in Bishop's gambit where he took the protection too far and he poses a threat to Earth itself. His army of Bishop clones pose a threat to humans as they will replace the current generation. Thankfully, the Ninja Turtles destroyed Bishop's lab and stopped the madness. The ironic thing is that Earth is constantly invaded by aliens yet the EPF that was supposed to be ready was caught off guard. That kind of defeats the purpose of the organizations goal; luckily the Ninja Turtles are always there to defend Earth from any sort of menace intergalactic or not.

2012 TV series[]

In the 2012 TV series, Kraang Prime claims in "The Invasion, Part 2" that The Kraang discovered Earth in the distant prehistoric past and sped up evolution by using mutagen on monkeys, who later evolved into humans. Humans can be mutated further by additional exposure to Mutagen.

Rise of the TMNT[]

In Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, humans were not always the sole dominant species on Earth historically as they once shared that status with the Yōkai before forcing them into perpetual hiding in the Hidden City.

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