Raphael (Turtle) Title Card
EpicLLOYD as Raphael
Character information
Full name Raphael
Nickname(s) Raph
First appearance March 1984
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
Physical description
Hair None
Eyes Black
Based on
Raphael (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

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

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

Information on the rapper

Raphael is the "bad boy" of the TMNT. He wears a dark red mask and wields a pair of sai. He is physically strong, has an aggressive nature, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch. He is often depicted with a Brooklyn accent. His personality can be alternately fierce and sarcastic and oftentimes delivers deadpan humor. Still, he is intensely loyal to his brothers and sensei. He is named after the Renaissance artist, Raphael Sanzio da Urbino.


[Note: Raphael is in red, while Leonardo, Donatello, 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!


  • Raphael is the only Turtle to be voiced solely by Nice Peter.
  • He has the least amount of lines out of the TMNT, at three, along with Donatello.
  • When Michelangelo said "Ain't here, dude!", three Raphaels appeared behind him. However, one was holding Donatello's staff and the other two had Leonardo's katana.
    • This could have been a reference to the 1980s comics, in which they all wore similar red masks.
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