IDW Pete
Biographical information

New York City


Kid (by Old Hob)

Weapon(s) of choice





Mighty Mutanimals

Physical description

Mutant Pigeon



Hair color

Grey, Purple and Blue Feathers

Eye color

Yellow and Orange

Out of universe information



IDW Publishing

First appearance

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue 35 (IDW)

Teachers and Students

Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.

"Hi! I'm Pete."

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.

Pigeon remained with Hob and Slash as a member of the Mutanimals.


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.

Despite Pete's low intelligence, he has proven to possess certain idiot savant skills, including an expert mastery at the game of checkers.

Pete can also communicate with other non-mutant pigeons like his cousin Jimmy.


Pete: So, ah, that ends the tour! I'll go get your beds ready. And if you need anything else, just ask. I'm Pete! Not sure if I mentioned that.
Sally: Repeatedly.
Pete: Oh, and try not to poop on the floor. Hob starts to get pretty mad after the fifth or sixth time that happens.


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.



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