TMNT: The Turtles Meet A Very Different Version Of The Rat King In "I, Monster"

Tomorrow Nickelodeon's brilliant Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toon returns from its mid-season break with a brand new episode, and they'll be taking on a classic character - although you won't recognize him! Check out a teaser image and clip after the jump..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/24/2013
Click On The Vid Below To See The Clip Over At EW






How do fans of classic TMNT lore feel about thsi radically different looking Rat King? Be sure to tune in tomorrow, Jan. 25 (7pm ET) to see how Raph, Mike, Don and Leo fare against the creepy villain, and their own Sensai, Splinter.









Source: Via EW
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DukeAcureds - 1/24/2013, 9:52 AM
I, Monster! Tales of the TMNT! Classic! I can't see this series adapting the story as well as the 4Kids series did, though.
MarkJulian - 1/24/2013, 9:53 AM
Blasphemy! Rat King was always one of my fav TMNT villains.
DukeAcureds - 1/24/2013, 9:53 AM
Looks cool, though.
RorMachine - 1/24/2013, 10:01 AM
I'm very open to most changes and even I think thsi is a bit of a liberty. Rat King was just a normal dude with psychic powers.
Christuffer - 1/24/2013, 10:03 AM
Looks like a reject Grim Reaper. But, cool looking.
Stumblin - 1/24/2013, 10:08 AM
Works for me and looks cool. The original was OK in terms of design, this looks like some thought actually went into it.

Ror, I get what you mean but that's not saying he's still not just a normal dude. The guy lives in the sewers talking to rats his whole life he should look the part instead of a WWE reject.
StrangerX - 1/24/2013, 10:11 AM
For a NICK show it's ok, but I'd rather read the comics.
OrsonRandall - 1/24/2013, 10:13 AM
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080620184360/tmnt/images/1/19/Ratking_1987TMNT.jpg
RorMachine - 1/24/2013, 10:22 AM
Stublin, he's a skeleton..how can that be a normal dude?

I didn't want the exact image above, but an updated take on it would have been nice.
DaneE5R - 1/24/2013, 10:47 AM
I trust this show enough to give this interpretation a chance.
ThePowerCosmic - 1/24/2013, 10:52 AM
He was my favorite TMNT villian! I guess this redesign is pretty creepy and cool as long as the spirit of the character is retained.
BIGBMH - 1/24/2013, 11:25 AM
I watched the first two episodes of this. It was decent. How has it been since then?
StarSpangledBruce - 1/24/2013, 11:34 AM
Neat! Nice to see that Dr. Falco wasn't a one-shot villain.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/24/2013, 11:39 AM
Mmmmm... What would Casey Jones do in a situation like this?

Oh i know!:)
Minato - 1/24/2013, 11:43 AM
Phuck Yeahhhh
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/24/2013, 11:54 AM
This is Rat King. Not some undead Phantom of the Opera wannabee.
metalliverb - 1/24/2013, 12:05 PM
It's the Ghost of Christmas Future!
thewolfx - 1/24/2013, 12:05 PM
Dont care , good show
CaptainObvious - 1/24/2013, 12:32 PM
When are they going to rescue April's father, Joss Whedon.
riseofloganX36 - 1/24/2013, 1:12 PM
he looks like something from the walking dead.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
PeterParker1991 - 1/24/2013, 1:28 PM
It's about friggin' time.
KingLing - 1/24/2013, 2:19 PM
I've really enjoyed the show. It hasn't disappointed me yet, so I trust the choice.
Saintsinnister - 1/24/2013, 2:25 PM
This show is pretty damn good I must say. Dont mind the Rat King change, just glad its back with more episodes.
IronLantern79 - 1/24/2013, 9:30 PM
The Rat King was always my favorite character and I'm sorry, THIS is NOT The Rat King. He reminds me of when they re did the Scarecrow in the last season of the Batman the Animated Series. All he's missing is the noose around his neck. This is just horrible.

http://blip.tv/baronsmoviecrypt/baron-von-ghoulstein-s-movie-crypt-tormented-6512831
Stumblin - 1/25/2013, 7:31 AM
Ror, he doesn't look like a skeleton to, I see skin, I see malnourished I see sickly

Sure he's got a missing nose but so did Michael Jackson...oh wait.
e93gsx - 1/25/2013, 10:12 AM
Don't like. Why is he a skeleton looking thing? But overall it's just an..Ehh whatever.

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