The Science Behind The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
SyFy takes a look at the science behind the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The origin of the ooze that put the “mutant” in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a matter of some discourse. Depending on which version of Turtles you’re referencing, it came either from the Techno Cosmic Research Institute or the Techno Global Research Institute (TCRI and TGRI, respectively), but its effects are the same, more or less.
Contact with the ooze, also called the “mutagen,” results in macro-level changes to an individual’s genetic structure. Humans who come into contact with the ooze tend to mutate into anthropomorphized animals. The method through which this is accomplished varies. Either an individual melds with the last animal or object with which it came into contact, or they revert to something resembling an animal from which they descended.
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