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Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.

In the IDW continuity, the Turtles know a nerve pinch maneuver taught to them by their father, Splinter. The pinch has the effect of immediately harmlessly incapacitating an opponent and rendering them temporarily unconscious.

It was first shown during the Fox Hunt arc, in which three of the Turtles were turned against Splinter by Kitsune's mind control. Splinter used the technique to subdue his sons without harming them. In Kingdom of Rats, part 2, Leonardo uses the nerve pinch on the necks of three of Toad Baron's frog minionsBob, Franz and Alberto—to peacefully stop their attempts to attack the Turtles who have just teleported into the Den of Delights. Franz spasms during the maneuver, forcibly squirting out the edible portion of the remaining half of his banana nunchaku. All three awaken safely a short time later.


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