Death Battle Combatant
Full Body 2012 Donnie
The Brains of the TMNT
Origin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Company Nickelodeon
Appearance(s) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale
Eh, I'm making this up as I go!
~ Donnie talking to April in the 2003 TMNT cartoon

Donatello is the brains of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He appears in the 6th episode of Death Battle, the TMNT Battle Royale, where he battled his brothers, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael.


Donatello and his four brothers were ordinary turtles before getting covered in mutagen which would transform them into humanoid turtles. Donatello was given a purple mask, wields a bo-staff and is the brains of the team, helping develop tech for the missions of the TMNT.

Death Battle Info


  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Master of Ninjitsu & Bojitsu
  • Brains & Technician
  • Favorite Color: Purple


  • 6' long staff
  • Durable
  • Oak
  • Longest reach of all the team's weaponry
  • Rocksteady's worst nightmare

Skill Set

  • Level-Headed
  • Bojitsu Master
  • Master Technician & Programmer
  • Rumored I.Q. of 637
  • Fluent in Techno-Babble



  • Due to the fact that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appeared in a specific order as they all fought each other in a Battle Royale, this means that Donatello is the seventh character to appear on Death Battle who first came to being in the 1980s era. In his case being 1984 as he among his three other brothers first came to being in the comics. The last six characters that appeared on Death Battle who first came to being within the 1980s era where Leonardo, Mike Haggar, Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Rogue and Samus Aran.
  • Donatello is Ben Singer's favorite Ninja Turtle.