The Big Brawl, Part 4
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) episode
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Season Code: S02E26
Episode: 52
Original airdate October 2, 2004
Written by Michael Ryan
Supervising Producer Chuck Patton
Producers: Gary Richardson
Frederick U. Fierst
Al Kahn
Norman Grossfeld
Thomas Kenney
Story Editor: Michael Ryan
Episode chronology
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"The Big Brawl, Part 3" "The Christmas Aliens"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2
November 8, 2003 - October 2, 2004
List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes


  1. Turtles in Space, Part 1: The Fugitoid
  2. Turtles in Space, Part 2: The Trouble with Triceratons
  3. Turtles in Space, Part 3: The Big House
  4. Turtles in Space, Part 4: The Arena
  5. Turtles in Space, Part 5: Triceraton Wars
  6. Secret Origins, Part 1
  7. Secret Origins, Part 2
  8. Secret Origins, Part 3
  9. Reflections
  10. The Ultimate Ninja
  11. The Return of Nano
  12. What a Croc
  13. Return to the Underground
  14. City at War, Part 1
  15. City at War, Part 2
  16. City at War, Part 3
  17. Junklantis
  18. The Golden Puck
  19. Rogue in the House, Part 1
  20. Rogue in the House, Part 2
  21. April's Artifact
  22. Return of the Justice Force
  23. The Big Brawl, Part 1
  24. The Big Brawl, Part 2
  25. The Big Brawl, Part 3
  26. The Big Brawl, Part 4

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"The Big Brawl", Part 4 is the last part of the four-part episode (fifty-second) of the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which originally aired on October 2, 2004. It had 3.20 million views on the 4kids website as of 2007.


Major Characters

Secondary Characters


Voice-Over Introduction

Drako: Behold the Battle Nexus, the ultimate arena, where warriors from many dimensions come to compete against each other. I, too, spent my youth in such foolish pursuits. I was known and feared throughout the multiverse until I lost to a rat. Now the rat and his brood have returned, interrupting my schemes for power, but offering opportunities for revenge. Now, while I plot to seize control of the Battle Nexus, my pawn, the Daimyo's son, has poisoned the one called Leonardo. The rat rots in the dungeon, framed for attempting to assassinate the Daimyo. And despite the heroic efforts of the samurai rabbit and the turtle ninja, the Daimyo will soon be dispatched and the power of the Battle Nexus will be mine.

Plot Synopsis

Open with Usagi and Donatello fighting off the Dark Ninja Assassins. As they battle, we see a few of the Assassins heading straight for the unconscious and wounded Daimyo.

Cut to the arena where the Ultimate Ninja announces that his father will soon perish. The crowd gasps and the Ultimate Ninja states that the BattleNexus must continue in respect to his father's wishes. The Ninja then instructs Gyoji to continue the matches while he attends to matters of state. Mike and the other three warriors are ushered through a portal to the semi-final round and the fights begin.

Usagi is pleased with Don's assistance

Inside the palace, Drako demands that the Ultimate Ninja give him the Daimyo's war staff as was promised. The Ultimate Ninja informs his nefarious partner that the staff is in safe keeping until the Ninja is announced as the new Daimyo and Drako must be patient until that takes place. As the Ultimate Ninja departs, Drako snarls that his patience has reached an end.

Outside, Raphael and Traximus are interrogating a palace official, intimidating the fellow until he reveals where Master Splinter is being held.

Inside the palace, Don and Usagi continue to battle the Dark Ninja Assassins. Usagi is caught off guard and ends up chained to a pillar, where he is trapped. An Assassin raises his spear and charges the helpless Ronin rabbit.

As the spear comes down on Usagi, Leonardo’s katana blades suddenly block it. We see that a weak but ready Leo has come to Usagi's aid, and the three warriors fight off the Assassins who flee without killing the Daimyo.

Outside, Raphael and Traximus survey the palace for a way inside. They see the official reporting to the guards at the front gate, and decide that they'll have to scale the palace walls in an attempt to sneak in and rescue Splinter.

Meanwhile at the BattleNexus arena, Kluh beats Gen (who was unable to bribe the brute into forfeiting the match and splitting Gen's bet money) and Mike beats La. Mikey gloats about his latest victory only to look over and see that Kluh has won. Suddenly Mike becomes much less cocky.

Open with Michelangelo and Kluh being transported by Gyoji to the final Battle Nexus arena.

Raphael and Traximus break through an upper floor window to gain entrance to the palace. Raph spots a huge curtain and tells his Triceraton friend to bring it along.

Cut to the Daimyo’s throne room where the war staff was being guarded by dozens of armed soldiers - troops that have been attacked and defeated by Drako. As the evil dragon prepares to steal the Daimyo's war staff, the Ultimate Ninja appears from behind a tapestry and grabs the weapon. The ninja states that he knew that Drako would betray him, so he waited here so he could see Drako's face when his plan was foiled. The Ultimate Ninja then attempts to power up the war staff to fire energy beams at Drako, but the staff is too powerful and the treacherous noble is unable to control it and it fires out of control. As the staff fires energy randomly, Drako attacks his former partner, knocking him down easily. Drako then picks up the war staff and demonstrates that he has no trouble wielding its powers as he fires a blast of energy into the Ultimate Ninja's chest, sending him reeling.

Raph has climbed on top of Traximus' shoulders and they've wrapped the curtain around themselves to form a cloak, making the unlikely duo appear to be one very large (yet small-headed) creature. The heroes approach a pair of armed men who are guarding Master Splinter's cell. Raphael tries to bluff the guards, but they won't budge - however, the soldiers didn't anticipate the two giant fists that burst out of the curtain-cloak and the men are knocked unconscious. Traximus bends open the bars on Splinter's prison cell and the three head upstairs to seek the Daimyo.

Back at the BattleNexus arena, Mike and Kluh are circling each other. Up in the Daimyo’s box, we see the Ultimate Ninja crash through the doorway as Drako appears, punishing the Ninja with energy beams from the war staff. With a final blast, the Ultimate Ninja is thrown from the box and lands on Kluh, knocking out the purple giant. Drako then jumps down into the arena in pursuit of his quarry. Gyoji tries to intervene, but the dragon silences him with a savage blast from the war staff.

Cut to the Healer’s Pavilion, where the Daimyo is awakened by Splinter and the others. The BattleNexus overseer learns about his son’s betrayal and Drako’s rise to power. The Daimyo struggles to his feet with assistance from his friends and he teleports the group to the arena to stop Drako.

The group arrives in the arena and the Daimyo orders Drako to hand over the war staff - something Drako has no intention on doing - so the Daimyo uses his powers to try to reclaim the powerful weapon. In the struggle, Drako tries to fire on the group, but he loses control of the war staff. The staff gains power through the heart of its wielder, and since Drako is evil, the weapon supercharges on his negative energy and creates a giant, interdimensional rift which begins to suck everything into it. Our heroes struggle to gain handholds to prevent themselves from being caught in the rift. Gyoji is sucked into the rift and disappears!

As everyone is being sucked into the air, they try to grab onto the ground. Mike uses his nunchaku to break into the stone floor and Kluh grabs onto his legs.

Traximus uses his axe to stab the ground and hold on. The Triceraton warrior grabs Donatello with his free hand and others then get what holds they can. This creates a chain of Traximus, Don, Usagi, Leo, the Ultimate Ninja and Drako all holding onto each other in that order. Drako and the Ultimate Ninja begin to fight, causing Leonardo to lose his grip on the Ultimate Ninja, sending both he and Drako to disappear into the rift - still fighting each other the entire way.

Raph manages to leap over to the Daimyo's war staff and pins it to the ground with his sai. With his free hand, Raphael grabs the weapon and tosses it to Master Splinter, who hands it to the Daimyo. The Daimyo uses the War Staff to close the rift and everyone lands safely on the ground. Mikey struggles to free his nunchaku as Kluh staggers to his feet behind the Turtle. Mike finally manages to get his weapon out of the stone - sending one end flying over his shoulder where it strikes Kluh in the forehead, knocking the behemoth unconscious. The Daimyo announces that Michelangelo has won this year's Battle Nexus tournament!

Cut to the Daimyo’s Box some time later where the Daimyo pronounces Mike the new Battle Nexus Champion, giving him a crown and a large trophy. The Daimyo laments the loss of his son, and Splinter notes that he may return someday. Leonardo and Usagi exchange pleasant goodbyes and the Daimyo transports the Turtles and Splinter home. Mikey begins to brag about his victory, which annoys Raphael. Mike teases Raph, who then decides to beat up his brother sending all four Turtles sprawling to the floor. Mikey and Raph were fighting and Don and Leo were struggling to stop them. Splinter sighs, smiles, and notes that it's good to be home.

The camera pans out of the sewer all the way to outer space, where a Triceraton mothership is traveling. Inside the monstrous vessel, Commander Mozar enters the High Council Chambers and informs Prime Leader Zanramon that the Fugitoid has been traced to the third planet from the sun. With that they begin to prepare for a full-scale invasion of Earth!


Usagi: Leonardo, it is good to see you better.

Leonardo: Maybe not better, but at least I'm breathing.

Michelangelo: (To Kluh) Yo ugly, do you think we're supposed to fight now? (he notices Kluh is unconscious) Uh, yo?

Eliminated Contestants





  • Michelangelo's line "Ta-ta for now" is a reference to Tigger's line from Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • This is the last episode in the 2003 series to be dubbed in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.


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