Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.
Pete is a mutant pigeon and Old Hob's first attempt at creating a mutant. Unfortunately, he lacked the expertise and the proper compounds to create intelligence and Pete came out less than smart. This leads Hob to kidnap Lindsey Baker, a former StockGen scientist and try to convince her to make mutants for him.
Though useless in a combat situation and only occasionally useful as a spy, scout or decoy, Pete is still a loyal member of the Mutanimals, and still tries to make himself available as cook and as a friend eager to raise morale. His cooking skills are rather unpleasant, as he tends to put worms and insects in his food, but the Mutanimals seem reluctant to openly criticize him because of his good intentions.
Pete also likes to sing, but most find his singing unpleasant; only Slash seems to genuinely enjoy it.
Pete can also communicate with other non-mutant pigeons like his cousin Jimmy.
Pete tends to be cheerful and friendly to everyone he meets, including friend, stranger and foe. But he does genuinely care about his family and friends, enough to try to be useful to them anywhere he can.
- Old Hob - Responsible for Pete's mutation. Hob can find Pete irritating, but accepts and cares for him as family.
- Slash - Pete appears to be closer to Slash than to anyone else. Slash genuinely enjoys Pete's company (even his singing) and, before leaving the Mutanimals, functioned as a nurturing parental or older sibling figure to Pete. It was Slash who gave Pete the nightlight that helped eliminate his nightmares; this act of kindness in turn inspired Pete to install nightlights in the rest of the Mutanimals' bedrooms just in case they had the same problem.
- His design is based on the 2012 Nickelodeon series character.