hey remember when raph actually smiled and he had really nice teeth
how could anyone forget that toothpaste-commercial-worthy smile? lol
i would watch it
Can we have a moment to appreciate these characters and how well they are written for ONE second.
“You need to give him some space, Mike. This thing with the foot’s not over by a long shot. Shredder’s not gonna stand by now that he knows who we are. We gotta be ready for anything.”
“I know, Leo, and I get what you’re saying. But we don’t gotta stress about it all the time, do we?”
“Well, way I see it. If we wanna survive then it’s better then to stress too much than not enough.”
Leo has always been the one to take in all the responsibility whether his brothers took things seriously or not, it’s just how Leo is, and it’s not just because he’s the leader. He takes his role as the big brother, he wants to protect his brothers. He genuinely worries about the constant danger waiting for them to eliminate his family. This thought always seems to be hanging around in the back of his head.
We also have the complete opposite, where Mikey knows that this situation is serious, but he also thinks it’s important to take in the small moments like having a little fun with his brothers, taking advantage to live a little while they still can. He wants his brother’s to enjoy life with him! Because I think Mikey knows just as well as the others that they will have to face their enemies, and that they might not come back alive.
“But, you know what? We don’t have to worry about that right now. You do need to worry about me kicking your butt in this game, though. You ready?”
“Really?! Bring it on, Big bro!”
This is what makes Leo so awesome. He may feel like it’s important to stress about these things, but he doesn’t expect his brothers to do the same thing. Because he knows that they take in stress differently in their own way.
He also see’s Mikey’s point, and encourages it.
Which is what I love so much about him. C:
(I never understood how people see him as bossy!)
From IDW TMNT #13, Written by Tom Waltz and Art by Andy Kuhn.