Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.
In the IDW continuity, an initially unnamed albino turtle first appears in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue #101. She is a little girl living homeless on the streets of Mutant Town. She was spotted lurking outside Alopex's shelter by Jennika, who attempted to approach the child in a friendly manner. However, the child was frightened and ran away, hiding both from Jennika and from the Mutanimal enforcers nearby.
She later encountered the mutant weasels, befriending them and showing them how to make snowballs. When Hob showed up to recapture the weasels, the turtle fled.
After getting the names of Old Hob's weasels, Jennika asked the albino turtle her name to which she responded that she didn't have one. This prompted Jenny to come up with a name on the spot, Lita, based on the name of her favorite singer Lita Ford. Though still shy, Lita left with Jennika, Alopex, Sally Pride and the newly-freed weasels.
She was later brought to the dojo that the Turtles were creating, along with the weasels, where she got to know the older Turtles better and even expressed a wish to come with them to a heavy metal concert.
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- This character is the seventh mutant turtle to appear in the IDW continuity, not counting those who appear in alternate universes or in dreams or hallucinations.
- She is also the second female mutant turtle, after Jennika.