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  • The Ninja Turtles could at least cover themselves with ninja outfits than human clothes as disguise. 

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    • While i do not know a in-universe explanation , it's probably because merch .The characters have to be easily recognised by kids  so that they can make money .If the characters would be recognisable from under the suits then  it would form a plot hole because in-universe the differences  made for recognisability  would give the characters away .They do dress in trench coats sometimes to   blend in with humans but their face remains visible and they only disguise themselves like that rarely

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    • First of all, it might help to keep the thread title shorter, and elaborate your question in your post rather than in the title.

      Secondly, the Archie continuity version of Raphael went through a phase of wearing all black in an effort to be a more serious ninja. It actually started as a wrestling costume, and then he started wearing it all the time.

      The outfit gradually disintegrated, though, especially during the turtles' trek across the Amazon.

      Finally he simply went back to his red bandanna and no garb. Well, except his future version, who at some point also started wearing a cap.

      And, as you can see, it was never that good a disguise.

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    • Gilgameshkun wrote:
      First of all, it might help to keep the thread title shorter, and elaborate your question in your post rather than in the title.

      Secondly, the Archie continuity version of Raphael went through a phase of wearing all black in an effort to be a more serious ninja. It actually started as a wrestling costume, and then he started wearing it all the time.

      The outfit gradually disintegrated, though, especially during the turtles' trek across the Amazon.

      Finally he simply went back to his red bandanna and no garb. Well, except his future version, who at some point also started wearing a cap.

      And, as you can see, it was never that good a

      disguise.

      Wouldn't kids recognised their body shape and the eyes where the face isn't completely covered and if their ninja suits had trims, belts or their suits were in their signature colors?

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    • Please try to give some better structure to your sentences. There's too many clauses and only one comma in that run-on sentence. It's hard to read, and I had to reread it several times to get the gist of what you were saying.

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    • Gilgameshkun wrote:
      Please try to give some better structure to your sentences. There's too many clauses and only one comma in that run-on sentence. It's hard to read, and I had to reread it several times to get the gist of what you were saying.

      If you are talking about me   .. I meant that if they whore a black  ninja suit to cover themselfs characters  around them will know they are the turtles  from the shape so it's not helping when it comes to  hiding the indentity.If they give them thicker more realistic  ninja suits then character's won't recognise them but humans won't either .As for  costumes when outside .. a threnchoat and a hat don't cover the face enought and don't fit their personallityes well .If  he looks down then he can't see   and normal activities would be hard ( like buying pizza ), if he looks straight then people are going to see his face and then another problem starts , and if he tryes to give money or pick up anything  then  the hands give themselfs away

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    • I was talking to Furrytoonosaurus. But thank you. You're right—these are all paper-thin disguises. The alternative is to not look like a mutant turtle at all, as in Pizza Friday, or to hide in plain sight by making the appearance itself normal, like in Mirage TMNT volume 4...

      People have gotten so blase

      ...and attempted badly in Mystic Mayhem..

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      Being a ninja isn't always about appearing disguised. It's also about deception, subterfuge, being stealthy in general, even if that takes the form of simple plausible deniability.

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    • Furrytoonosaurus wrote:
      Gilgameshkun wrote:
      First of all, it might help to keep the thread title shorter, and elaborate your question in your post rather than in the title.

      Secondly, the Archie continuity version of Raphael went through a phase of wearing all black in an effort to be a more serious ninja. It actually started as a wrestling costume, and then he started wearing it all the time.

      The outfit gradually disintegrated, though, especially during the turtles' trek across the Amazon.

      Finally he simply went back to his red bandanna and no garb. Well, except his future version, who at some point also started wearing a cap.

      And, as you can see, it was never that good a

      disguise.

      Wouldn't kids recognised their body shape and the eyes where the face isn't completely covered and if their ninja suits had trims, belts or their suits were in their signature colors?

      Well if the kids recognise the colours and the body shape , in universe characters would too.If you  fought with some monsters w that have signature colours and you know their weapons .. then you could recognise them even if they whore a simple  suit that kept  their form  and colours .It's meaningless

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    • Well, the key word is "kids." TMNT works created primarily for an audience of children were necessarily going to make the turtles more distinctive in appearance, especially if they were also toyetic. In truth, if a ninja's targets can identify them at all, then the ninja has failed in their mission. As such, it doesn't really matter what a ninja wears, as long as they remain effective as ninjas.

      This means that in works like Mirage TMNT, written for adults, the turtles' (all red) bandannas were never disguises or camouflage, but merely polite social clothing to show they were dressed and presentable, for training, etc. They only removed their bandannas when they were sleeping, bathing, etc. Most ordinary people were never meant to see the turtles at all—with or without their bandannas. In volume 4, when the turtles started living more public lives, their disguise was the plausible deniability that they could be aliens, so as not to embarrass the recently public Utroms over the TCRI debacle (and the accidental mutants it created) which the Utroms were still trying to keep a secret. As such, when walking around in public, the turtles dressed normally, with gear and bandannas, still as social attire and never as a disguise. They also each got temporary tattoos for their plastrons so the Utroms could tell them apart without their weapons; they considered color-coding their bandannas (like in the various cartoons), but decided that would be too dorky.

      Temporary tattoos

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    • Gilgameshkun wrote:
      Well, the key word is "kids." TMNT works created primarily for an audience of children were necessarily going to make the turtles more distinctive in appearance, especially if they were also toyetic. In truth, if a ninja's targets can identify them at all, then the ninja has failed in their mission. As such, it doesn't really matter what a ninja wears, as long as they remain effective as ninjas.

      This means that in works like Mirage TMNT, written for adults, the turtles' (all red) bandannas were never disguises or camouflage, but merely polite social clothing to show they were dressed and presentable, for training, etc. They only removed their bandannas when they were sleeping, bathing, etc. Most ordinary people were never meant to see the turtles at all—with or without their bandannas. In volume 4, when the turtles started living more public lives, their disguise was the plausible deniability that they could be aliens, so as not to embarrass the recently public Utroms over the TCRI debacle (and the accidental mutants it created) which the Utroms were still trying to keep a secret. As such, when walking around in public, the turtles dressed normally, with gear and bandannas, still as social attire and never as a disguise. They also each got temporary tattoos for their plastrons so the Utroms could tell them apart without their weapons; they considered color-coding their bandannas (like in the various cartoons), but decided that would be too dorky.

      Temporary tattoos

      Yes but i was reffering to  a comment that  talked about  color coded outfits . The only  reason why i think they should wear Outfits  is not good .It's just useless  .If they discuise themselfs in another way then it's good but  theyh can't really do something else 

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