Splinter was both the adoptive father and sensei of all four of the Turtles. But we are running out of time. Our family is strong. I only hope that we are strong enough. Master Splinter is the teacher and adoptive father of the Ninja Turtles. He has trained the Turtles in the art of Ninjutsu, but they are not ninja masters yet.
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Splinter , often referred to as Master Splinter by his students, is a fictional character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media. In most incarnations, Splinter is a mutated or reincarnated martial artist Hamato Yoshi ; in others, he was Yoshi's pet rat. In both the original comics and the live-action movies , Splinter is the pet rat of a ninja named Hamato Yoshi in Japan. Intelligent for his species, Splinter is able to learn ninjutsu art by mimicking his master's movements while he practiced. Yoshi becomes embroiled in a dispute with a fellow ninja by the name of Oroku Nagi and is eventually murdered by Nagi's brother, Oroku Saki , who is seeking revenge for his brother's death.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Splinter , is a mutant rat and an important character in each incarnation of the TMNT franchise , serving as the teacher, martial arts instructor, and foster father of the Ninja Turtles.