I hate when people say Mikey can’t take care of himself, that he needs his brothers to bail him out of all trouble. That’s not true! On multiple occasions Splinter says Mikey is the most talented turtle he just needs to apply himself. ”Well he doesn’t ever fight. He just runs away.”No! Mikey’s fighting is dodging. He uses his opponent’s momentum against themselves. He lets them take themselves down. And he doesn’t even have to lift a finger. And if that isn’t the most epic and pacifist fighting style there is then you can get out right now.
Mikey is a lover not a fighter, but he knows sometimes bad people do bad things. BUT HE WON’T LET THEM CHANGE HIS VALUES! He isn’t going to let them make him fight. He’s going to make jokes and allow the bad guys to beat themselves up. Otherwise he’d be just as bad as them.
Mikey let’s his brothers be the muscle and the force and they allow him to be the carefree and peacemaker he is. Between his brothers, between enemies. Mikey is the turtle who never wants to hurt someone. Not because a short temper, or necessity, or even for his own protection. His belief is that you shouldn’t injure someone who injured someone else because that makes you as bad as they were. The way of a true ninja! And it makes me sad that more people don’t see that.