Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 44: The Ninja Turtles Have No Use For Streets

Watching silhouettes jump and flip from roof to roof in the moonlight has always been one of my favorite images of the Ninja Turtles. A lot of heroes use this method to get around major metropolitan areas. Aside from just looking sweet it makes sense. If you're on the ground your options are extremely limited when trying to decide the best way to pursue a criminal. If you're on top of the skyline you can head in any direction at any time. Not to mention it's the first rule of strategy to control the high ground. You get a bird's eye view and it's much easier to attack from above than below.

One thing I don't really understand as an adult, though, is how are they getting up there? Are they taking the elevator? Fire escapes? I mean, the turtles live in the sewer so they have to start out below street level. Plus they're turtles. Turtles in general aren't known for their ability to run, jump or climb. In the end I guess imagining them climbing buildings and then jumping from rooftop to rooftop is the least ridiculous thing that happens in a world where human-sized ninjitsu-master mutant turtles exist.


  1. Not known for their ability to run or jump? I remember someone mentioning they believe that ninja turtles could out run a bear

  2. Yeah, a ninja turtle. Not a regular turtle.