COMIC-BOOK CREDENTIALS: Donatello has appeared (alongside his brothers) in Teenage Mutant Ninja/Hero Turtles comics from Mirage Studios, Image, Archie and Dreamwave.
COMIC-BOOK WEAKNESSES: Over the years there have been a number of different Turtles comics to feature Donatello, ranging from the lighthearted Archie Comics to the more serious original Mirage stories. Depending on which Donatello personality is on offer Don’s either a serious ninja, or a bit of techno-goofball. Oh and there was even a really weird period of time where Donny was a cyborg… but he (and Mirage Studios) don’t really like to talk about it… so forget I mentioned it.
Intelligence, martial arts expert, ability to breathe under water, equipped with a bow-staff, always has Domino’s Pizza on speed-dial…
REASON FOR RECRUITMENT: Donatello was always the brains of the TMNT and as soon as he put his mind to something he was usually able to come up with a techno-based solution to get around the problem. As well as this he’s a humanoid turtle so he will be able to take on underwater missions, kind of like Ecco the dolphin… only with ninja skills! Don is also a master of the bow-staff, so his ability to hit people with big sticks far surpasses most people!
POTENTIAL RISK: Addiction to pizza. No, seriously this could have huge ramifications, should he not get his pepperoni fix. Probably worse than Hannibal’s addiction to cigars!
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: Quite high. Donatello has been around since 1984 and has always survived comic-book cancelations and daft TV shows (Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation anyone?). Don is a survivor and will always have a plan formulating should a sticky situation present itself.
IN EVENT OF DEATH BEFORE MISSION... LIKELIHOOD OF REPLACEMENT WITH WOLVERINE: Not happening. Donny is a brainy chap and Wolverine is not even in his league. If Donny did bite the big one before a mission a suitable replacement would be sought… who isn’t Wolverine.