Since his death in issue #50, Donatello has been battling alongside his brothers. He was a musician, a mathematician, and a scientist, but we often forget that he was also a Ninja Turtle! So, let’s explore Donatello’s life, death, and legacy! You’ll be amazed at what we learned about this brilliant character! Continue reading to learn more!
Donatello was a scientist
By 1455, Donatello was firmly established as one of the finest sculptors in Italy. A sandstone statue of Christ and the Virgin Mary for Florence’s Santa Maria Novella monastery was his first commission. Other notable works from the 1440s include a group of bronze statuettes on the cathedral facade of Siena. Between 1425 and 1429 CE, the Siena baptistry acquired a bronze relief panel called The Feast of Herod and two statuettes of angels.
Born in Florence, Donatello studied classical sculpture in Rome, where he learned to carve relief panels, a style of carving commonly found on Roman sarcophagi. From 1404 to 1407 CE, he made his first appearance in the artistic records of the Renaissance. He was apprenticed to Lorenzo Ghiberti, a famous bronze doormaker in Florence. While studying ancient sculpture, Donatello also mastered new techniques and developed innovative methods.
He was a mathematician
Donatello is a super scientist and a master chemist. In addition to his abilities in combat, Donatello is able to create amazing machines out of trash. He is also an expert biologist and inventor, who invented the first successful Retro-Mutagen. Donatello enjoys tinkering in abandoned sewers and junkyards and has even built a T-phone.
The first live-action television adaptation was Donatello. He also appeared in a crossover episode between Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles. Donatello was voiced by Christopher C. Adams. The TMNT movies made Donatello a popular child star. In addition to his role in the cartoon series, he has been portrayed in various other media, including video games.
He was a musician
Donatello is a member of the fictional Turtles team, and he played keyboard guitar and portable electric keyboards in the television series. Donatello also designed and built all of the Turtles’ instruments. In addition to his musical talents, Donatello possessed an interest in electronics, as his interest was confirmed in the Making Of VHS tape. He was also involved in the production of the film, which expanded the fictional Turtles universe and confirmed his knowledge of electronics.
Donatello’s musical talent influenced his character’s appearance in many movies. He performed in classical music as well as popular rock bands. The film was a huge hit, and his music became the soundtrack to many Disney movies. While the film was a success, it didn’t have a happy ending. Donatello’s cyborg half lost his mind. The storyline ended abruptly when Donatello met Casey Jones. Donatello accuses Jones of using big words when they were drunk. The pair decide to continue their conversation when Jones is sober. Then, Casey pokes Donatello with a stick and sends him into a lake.
He was a Ninja Turtle
The story of Donatello’s death began as a simple one. A helicopter shot him in the chest. His shell was crushed and he lost his life, but he was not killed immediately. The other Turtles, led by Leo, tried to save him, but they failed, and Donatello died from the injuries. Splinter later carried his body back to his home, but he was too weak to move.
His death was finally revealed in the comic book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4. The series ends with Donatello and Splinter making peace with the Foot Clan, but after the peace deal, Donatello and Splinter are ambushed by the Foot Clan. He fought alongside his teammates and defended his father until the bitter end.
He died in TMNT: The Last Ronin
The Last Ronin is the second instalment of the TMNT comic book series, following the events of the last volume. This storyline is based on a storyline that was lost in the 1987 series. In the book, Donnello dies after being killed by the Foot Clan. Now, there’s only one Turtle left to save the world. But the future of the Turtles is far from rosy.
The Last Ronin manga series has revealed that three out of the four members of the TMNT have died at the hands of the villainous Master Oroku Hiroto, grandson of Shredder. The manga series will conclude in the spring of 2021. It is currently the highest-grossing comic series of all time. If you haven’t read the series yet, don’t miss it!