Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Splinter, often referred to as Master Splinter or Sensei by his students/sons, is a fictional character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media.[2][3] A mutant rat, he is the grave and stoic sage of the Turtles, their ninjutsu and martial arts instructor, as well as their adoptive father. In some incarnations—including the original comics—he was the pet rat of martial artist Hamato Yoshi (Japanese: 濱戸義), while in others he is a mutated or reincarnated Yoshi himself. The character was originally a parody of the Marvel Comics character Stick.

Publication information
PublisherMirage Studios (1984–1995, 2001–2010)
Image Comics (1996–1999)
IDW Publishing (2011–present)
First appearanceTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (May 1984)
Created byKevin Eastman
Peter Laird
In-story information
SpeciesMutant rat
Team affiliationsTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Notable aliasesHamato Yoshi
Master Splinter
Lou Jitsu
AbilitiesHighly skilled master of ninjutsu[1]
High intellect
Master of stealth
Keen sense of smell

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