If you are looking for the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction, you are in the right place.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a media franchise that follows four anthropomorphic turtles who fight crime in New York City.
This franchise started as a comic book series, but it has since grown far beyond that to include tv shows, movies, toys, and more.
Throughout the last three plus decades, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise has stayed popular, and it appears that it will remain that way for years to come.
This series is popular with audiences both young and old, and it is no wonder that there are so many fanfiction stories that take place in this world.
This article will explore some of the most popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction stories.
Keep reading to find out more.
1. Like Father Like Son
The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction that we will look at today is one of the more popular in the genre, boasting over 170,000 hits.
All four of the turtles make an appearance in this story, as do many of their greatest enemies.
In this story, Leonardo is taking captive by Draxum as part of his plot to use the turtles as his ultimate weapons.
The other turtles quickly realize that it is up to them to get their brother back before it is too late.
This story feels very similar to watching an episode of the show, but it does have a bit of a darker tone to it.
There are references to mistreatment in many forms and mental health disorders.
This story also contains a lot of happy moments, and we get to see how important family truly is.
The four turtles become closer than ever during this story, and it is really pleasant to read.
2. Dagger from the Mirror
Next up is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction that you won’t want to miss out on.
This story is intense and dark, and it is one of the most captivating on our list.
The author of this story just recently finished writing, so you can start this story knowing that you won’t have to wait weeks or months for the end of it.
This story takes place in the universe of the 2012 show, but it contains the characters from the 2018 show.
It opens with the Kraang kidnapping the 2018 gang and using them to attack the 2012 gang.
The mind control element of this story is unique and a bit disconcerting.
The premise of this story makes it a very exciting one to read.
How often do we get to see the turtles from two different shows fighting themselves?
3. Coincidence and Fate
Up next is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction that contains just about every iteration of the turtles that exists.
There are villains and friends from many different shows, and they all come together in one intense story.
This story is a bit different in that it is written from a second person perspective.
The reader is an active participant in the story, and it places us right into the action.
In this story, the reader has just graduated college and started a new internship in New York City.
Walking home one night, they get chased by a group of four giant turtles.
These turtles effectively change the main character’s life as they know it, and introduce them to a new and somewhat terrifying world.
If you are looking for a story that feels like you are one of the characters, this is definitely the one to choose.
4. Problem Child
The next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction that we will look at is a story that focuses largely on Michelangelo.
Though he is the main character of this story, the other turtles are important, as well, and we also get to see many of our favorite villains.
This story is set in an alternate universe where the turtles attend high school and deal with all the drama that comes with being normal teenagers.
Michelangelo’s three older brothers are overprotective and don’t let him get away with anything.
He soon realizes that he has a lot of growing up to do if he wants his brothers to respect him and treat him like an adult.
This story is a lot of fun and it’s unique premise makes it one of the most engaging on our list.
Up next is a rather short Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction.
This story has only 13,000 words, so it is a pretty quick read that won’t take long to get hooked on.
In this story, you will find time travel, as well as inter-dimensional travel, and plenty of action and adventure.
The turtles travel to a new dimension and find themselves before they ever became the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Obviously this has major repercussions, and they must figure out how to deal with it and fix the timeline.
There are a lot of major conflicts in this story, as well as some aggression, but it is generally a feel-good story with a lot to offer.
6. The Adventures of an Alternate Dimension
As you may have guessed from the title of this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction, this story also deals with inter-dimensional travel.
It is another crossover of the 2012 and 2018 shows, and it is another fairly fluffy and feel-good story.
This story heavily focuses on April and her relationships with each of the turtles.
We get to see how these relationships grow and change over the years, and we get to see how she acts as a big sister to each of them.
If you are looking for a romance, this is not the story for you.
The familial relationships in this story are at the forefront, and it is really fun to read about.
7. Time Ticks By
Next up is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction with over 23,000 hits.
This story contains some difficult content, so be sure to check out the content warnings that have been added to each chapter.
The author has made it easy to skip over content that you may not want to read.
In this story Michelangelo is stuck under a sewer pipe, and his brothers have no idea.
It takes them quite a while to realize that he is not in the lair, and each passing moment is harder for Michelangelo to bear.
This story is intense and dark.
It deals with some difficult topics, and some of the chapters are quite hard to read.
It is, however, a very well-written story that you won’t soon forget about.
8. Frayed Knots
In the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction that we will look at, we get a pretty fluffy and lighthearted story.
It is another crossover between the 2012 and 2018 shows, which is always fun to read.
In this story, Leonardo and Donatello create a portal, just as a fun little experiment.
They never expected the portal to spit out four older and more worn-down turtles.
Shocked and surprised that their experiment worked so well, they must now try to figure out how to undo what they have done.
There is some conflict and drama in this story, but it is largely fluff and happy moments.
The author of this story is a great comedic writer, and this is not one to miss out on.
9. The Blood in My Veins
Up next is a really popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction.
This story opens with a man named Hamato Yoshi purchasing a turtle as a gift for his three young sons.
Shortly after, there is a terrible accident that changes everything.
Years into the future, a lost and lonely ninja mutant turtle will stumble across three brothers, and he will soon realize what family is all about.
If you are looking for a story that depicts turtles as humans, this is a great story to choose.
It is unique, and has one of the more interesting premises of any story on our list.
10. So, I Guess… We All Have Issues
The final Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction that we will look at today is one of the best.
It has over 20,000 hits with hundreds of positive and raving comments from readers around the world.
This story contains a good balance of both angst and fluff, and though it has a dark premise, it is actually a pretty happy story.
This story takes place in an alternate universe in which the turtles are all humans, and they are all currently living in a mental institution.
Each of them has very different problems that they are trying to resolve and heal from, and they quickly come together and form new friendships.
It is lovely to see how these four boys can overcome their trauma and help each other heal.
There are a lot of topics in this story that may be triggering to readers, so make sure to check out the content warnings provided by the author.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fanfiction: Conclusion
I hope this article has helped you find some great TMNT fanfiction!
These 10 are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.
So you may want to look at the other fanfics with this tag and find your own favorite among them.
And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!
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