|“More Worlds Than One”|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode|
|Season Code:||S05E04 (Lost Season)|
|Original airdate||August 7, 2006 (on demand), March 8, 2008 (TV)|
|Written by||Christopher Yost|
|Supervising Producer||Lloyd Goldfine|
|Frederick U. Fierst|
|Supervising Director||Roy Burdine|
|Story Editor:||Michael Ryan|
"More Worlds Than One" is the fourth episode of the animated series 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)
- Ninja Tribunal
- Ninja Tribunal Acolytes
- Foot Mystics
Leonardo: The Ninja Tribunal calls me Leonardo Splinterson. And I am honored they have chosen me as one of their acolytes. But so far, it's been a lot of work, for very little pay-off. For what seems like an eternity, we've trained with the Ninja Tribunal, learning their disciplines, learning to fight with our minds and spirits, so we can help prevent the return of a great evil. The original... demon Shredder! My brothers, even my fellow acolytes, have all been mastering their lessons. And they've all been granted incredible weapons. I haven't been so lucky. Of course, I keep hoping that all this will get better. But really... that might be hoping for a little too much.
Opens with Chikara-Shisho's lesson in strength, the acolytes witness how Chikara is able to lift and break a massive rock with just bare hands. Adam is awed by her and calls her dreamy, with Don commenting that she is "dreamy like a panzer tank". When Mikey jokes that she would look good with a touch of green and a shell, Chikara calls out him as punishment and orders him to attack her with all her strength. Already guessing that he's going to get his shell kicked, Mikey attacks her, and Chikara stops him with little effort and nearly breaks his arm and points out that body alone shatters against rock. Chikara orders him to attack her again, and this time Chikara nearly breaks Mikey's leg. Next, she orders acolytes to prepare, and she summons a number of Stone-Oni for acolytes to train. Made out of stone, they are nearly impervious. Chikara orders acolytes to fight them using their inner strength. Raph asks from his weapon, Banrai, if it's ready to shatter them, only for Chikara to magically siphon away acolytes weapons, forcing the acolytes to fight the Oni with bare hands. Despite being unarmed, Raph and Don are able to destroy some Oni with bare hands, while Leo and Mikey fail, as does Adam and Faraji. Raph, Don, Joi and Tora are commended for their success. Later, as Leo and Mikey are feeling down, Ancient One encourages them not to despair, pointing out to Leo that the Tribunal are exceptionally harsh on him, since they see much potential in him. When Mikey says how he'd wish the Ancient One would teach them instead of the Tribunal, he then asks who does he think trained him.
The next day, the acolytes are going with another lesson of Hisomi-Shisho, where they must chase and catch him. Hisomi is seemingly always able to stay ahead, no matter what the acolytes do. At the same time, the acolytes talk with each other, with Leo and Faraji talking about their constant failures, Don and Adam about Don's new idea of an armed vehicle (which Adam dubs as Turtle Taxi). Finally, Mikey and Tora pass the others and Mikey then realizes that in order to catch Hisomi, they need to remember what he already has told them (although he doesn't speak). Mikey then focuses by picturing himself running right next to Hisomi, and he then starts running with supersonic speed! He then catches Hisomi and he also speeds up, but Mikey manages to stay with him. Eventually, Hisomi smiles to Mikey and bows, pleased with his his success. Behind, Raph curses about he is never going to hear the end of this.
Later, the acolytes are having a meditation lesson from Kon-Shisho. He tells them, that what they see around them is only one plane of existence, and that their inner spirits live in another. By meditating they are able to tap into the depths of their spirit, which allow them summon their inner spirits as an avatar, a manifestation of their inner power. Each member of the Ninja Tribunal is able to manifest a dragon as their avatar, but he points out that dragon is a very rare avatar. He then orders the acolytes to meditate in order to manifest their avatars. Tora, Adam, Joi and Faraji are able to manifest their avatars. Kon tells them with training, the acolytes are able to actually turn into their avatars. Leo to tries harder and suddenly he begins to glow with blinding light as his avatar begins to manifest. To Kon's astonishment, Leo manifests a dragon! Kon says it's inconceivable in one so young and acknowledges that the Tribunal was right about him and his brothers. Chikara then appears and tells Kon to prepare the acolytes, as the third Shredder artifact has been found.
The following night, acolytes, Chikara and Hisomi arrive in a cave, where the artifact is located. The cave is a nest for Nezumi, rat-demons. As they enter the cave, it quickly becomes apparent that they have walked into a trap. Despite this, the acolytes are able to fight their foes, but the Nezumi are able to return as dark spirits after being defeated. They overwhelm Chikara and Hisomi, and other acolytes are starting to be in trouble. The Nezumi leader then walks up to Leo, intending to eat him, but Leo begins to focus and manifests his avatar. The light from the dragon engulfs the Nezumi, and they fade away. Hisomi then proceeds to open the casque, which conatins the Shredders gauntlet. Chikara walks to Leo and congratulates him for a job well done, and smiles for the first time as she says there may yet be hope. The group then leave for the Tribunal Monastery.
Unfortunately, unknown to the Tribunal, the whole mission was a setup. The Shredder's Heralds were close all along and one of the surviving Nezumi walks to the Earth Mystic and squeaks into his ear about what happened. The Heralds let the Tribunal take the gauntlet, so they could get all three artifacts at the same time. Now that all is ready, the Metal Mystic then proclaims that soon their master will be free...
Adam McKay: "Whoah... isn't she dreamy?"
The Acolytes begin to manifest their spirit avatars:
- Adam: Bear--represents strength
- Joi: Hawk--represents fearlessness
- Faraji: Lion--represents honor and courage
- Tora: Wolf--represents ferocity and speed
- Leonardo: Dragon--the ancient symbol for wisdom and strength