Death Battle Combatant
Leonardo TMNT(2012)
The Leader of the TMNT
Origin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Company Nickelodeon
Appearance(s) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale
Zitz VS Leonardo
Quit clowning, you guys. This is serious!
~ Leo to his brothers in the 1987 TMNT cartoon

Leonardo is the leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has fought in two different Death Battles in the past. He appears in the 6th episode of Death Battle, the TMNT Battle Royale, where he battled his brothers, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael. He also appears in the 7th episode of Death Battle, Zitz VS Leonardo, where he fought Zitz of the Battletoads video games.


Leonardo and his four brothers were ordinary turtles before getting covered in mutagen which would transform them into humanoid turtles. Leonardo was given a blue mask, uses the ninjaken swords as his weapons and is the leader of the team.

Death Battle Info (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battle Royale)


  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Master of Ninjitsu, Bushido, & Swordsmanship
  • Leader & Strategist
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Skilled in using environment

Ninjaken Sword

  • 2' long blade
  • Designed for swift, deadly, offensive strikes
  • Also called Ninjato
  • Commonly reffered to as Katana
  • Invented in Hollywood

Skill Set

  • Expert strategist
  • Sword master
  • Strong both physically & mentally
  • Serious devotion to training & family
  • Bushido code

Death Battle Info (Zitz VS Leonardo)


  • Height: 5'2"
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Master of Ninjitsu, Bushido, & Swordsmanship
  • Leader and Strategist
  • Skilled in using Environment
  • Favoruite Color: Blue. Duh.


  • Also called Ninjato
  • Shorter and Straighter than Katanas
  • Designed for Quick, Deadly Strikes
  • 2 Ft. Long Blade
  • A Hollywood Invention



  • Leonardo is the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character to be a Death Battle champion, the second being The Shredder.
    • He's the first combatant to score two kills in one episode.
  • Leonardo is the first Death Battle combatant to win a Battle Royale, the second being Blastoise.
  • Leonardo is also the first combatant to fight in two separate episodes, with the next eleven being Batman, Boba Fett, Samus Aran, Goku, Superman, Charizard (wild in its first appearance, while under the ownership of Red in the second), Shadow the HedgehogDeadpoolMetal Sonic, Thor and Wonder Woman.
    • He also won both of those battles, making him the only combatant with a 2-0 record who didn't fight the same opponent twice (3-0 actually if you don't count his 2 kills in the TMNT Battle Royale).
    • Leonardo was the first to appear in both a Battle Royale first and a 1-v-1 match the next, the second is Charizard.
      • Ironically Charizard is the first loser of a Battle Royale to return in another episode.
    • He's the first to have his sprite reused from the same episode he appears in, the second is Batman.
  • He was mentioned by Deadpool by switching out his Katanas.
  • 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 Leonardo is the sixth 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 five characters that appeared on Death Battle who first came to being within the 1980s era where Mike Haggar, Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Rogue and Samus Aran.
  • Leonardo is the only combatant to have won two Death Battles in a row.
  • While Death Battle declares the Ninjaken as a Hollywood invention; this is actually debatable. Japanese Ashigaru wielded swords that closely resemble the Ninjaken; although they were rarely as strait as Leonardo's design.
  • On November 10th, Leonardo, alongside his brothers, were announced as playable fighters in Injustice 2.


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