Donatello (Turtle) Title Card
EpicLLOYD as Donatello
Character information
Full name Donatello
Nickname(s) Don
First appearance March 1984
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
Physical description
Hair None
Eyes Black
Based on
Donatello (Turtle) Based On
Rap battle information
Appeared in Artists vs TMNT
Vs The Renaissance Artists
Release date July 14, 2014
Official vote(s) 33% (Old poll from ERB Website)
Location(s) The Sewer Lair

(Uhhh…) Dona-tell me who you are again, dude.
— Donatello

Donatello, alongside the other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo, battled the Renaissance Artists in Artists vs TMNT. He was voiced by both Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD; he was physically portrayed by Lloyd, with Xin Wuku as his stunt double.

Information on the rapper

Donatello is a fictional character and one of the four protagonists of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media. In the Mirage/Image Comics, all four turtles wear red bandanas, but in modern versions he wears a purple bandana. His primary/signature weapon is his effective bō staff. In all media, he is depicted as the smartest, quick-witted, and most intelligent of the four turtles. He is co-creator Peter Laird's favorite turtle. He is named after the Renaissance artist, Donatello Bardi.


[Note: Donatello is in purple, while Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo are in regular text. All turtles rapping at the same time is italicized.]

Verse 1:

The wisdom of our master (Splinter)

Taught us not to rush to violence, (Master Splinter)

But our master (Master Splinter)

Ain't here, dude! (Heeyah!)

I don't think you wanna mess with my katana blades!

Get back in your floppy helicopter, fly away!

I can Bebop and Steadyrock a mic, sucka!

I'm a pristine Sistine nun chucka!

(Uh!) Oh hi, I'm a cool but rude guy!

Put you back in school with the tip of my two sai!

(Uhhh…) Dona-tell me who you are again, dude,

'Cause I don't Gattamelata clue what you do.

Verse 2:

Yo, go ahead and hate. We'll just skate on by!

You guys draw more dicks than New York pride!

We're the TMNT, drop-kicking Italy! (Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!)

Chowing on your tower made of pizza! Save a slice for me!


  • If you watch the shot of Donatello furthest back in his title card, you can see Xin Wuku's neck showing once he stops.
  • When Michelangelo said "You guys draw more dicks than New York pride!", Donatello had the wrong weapon: Raphael's sai.
  • During the line "We're the T…", he is voiced by Nice Peter instead of EpicLLOYD, as he was previously.
    • This makes him the fourth rapper to be voiced by more than one person.
  • Donatello, alongside Raphael, has the least number of solo lines out of the TMNT, at three.
  • He is the only Turtle to not reference his weapon of choice during the battle.
  • Due to the Turtles' segment being filmed behind a blue screen, filming using Donatello's purple mask was not done. Instead, post-editing altered the colors of the existing masks to a shade of purple.
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