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Raphael by Teratophile Raphael by Teratophile
One of the Tmnt Prints I have at Nycc.
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Imaginashawn Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why the gun. Ninjas aren't cowards.
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jayanimate Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
historically speaking, ninjas had little to do with fighting, if they could avoid it, theyd get intelligence, spy and if caught and had a way out, theyd escape, so by that definition 'coward' compared to samurai is fitting, but it was all about smarts. Thats why they had blinding powder and incorporated cheapshots into their techniques. They also had no problem with gunpowder or explosives, and during the later part of the segoku period, Date Masamune started incorporating firearms into his army. It wasnt about morals, it was about winning, his spies also did the same if they could as far as can be understood. 

If you want a better idea of ninjas than simply what hollywood or pop culture churns out, read the translation of the Ninpiden and anything by the historical ninjutsu research team. It's fascinating.
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Teratophile Aug 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Do you know anything about ninjas? In real life they used worst stuff then guns and they are all about ending a fight quickly. I'm pretty sure Ninjas would have used a silenced handgun if they were around at the time. They used gunpowder and made bombs. If you are talking about Ninja turtles  1.bp.blogspot.com/-N1c1gr2K7S4…  
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Imagine them making a game that took inspiration from you. Him using a silenced SMG, and the turtles occasionally killing some of the more brutal villains (preferably not human). I mean, the game should still be rated T, and not have blood, but remind you Vice City and Arkham.
If the characters upgraded over time and became more different. Raph using guns and that armor from the CG movie. (and the chains). 
They only need to look to Deviant art to find inspiration for different evolutions and gear.
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Teratophile Mar 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Ha, Yeah I can see that. I hope the turtles gets picked up by Rocksteady at some point. 
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SAMMYBLADE1995 Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Raphie looks so cool in this picture.
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Teratophile Jul 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks Sammy!
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bloodhaze101 Jun 9, 2013  Student Artist
RAPH with a GUN my wish has been answered
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Teratophile Jun 12, 2013   Digital Artist
You've never seen body count then. Raph has a whole bunch of guns. lol
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bloodhaze101 Jun 13, 2013  Student Artist
Interesting
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