Every single fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already knows their origin story – they are four actual pet turtles who were mutated into humanoid turtles after being exposed to a mutagenic slime (or ooze). However, the most recent TV spot for the film reboot of the franchise hints at a different story:
“We were created as weapons…” says the Turtle-conducted voiceover. It was not revealed by whom, though, but it’s enough to point to a different origin. The original Turtles were products of a freak accident (from the same one that gave Daredevil his powers – look it up.) The turtles in the film seem to be created intentionally, for warfare.
You can check out the TV spot below: