About me: Donatello, nicknamed Don or Donnie, is a fictional superhero and one of the four main characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media. He is co-creator Peter Laird's favorite Turtle. In the Mirage comics, all four of the Turtles wear red masks. In the animated cartoons, he dons a purple mask. The creators gave all four turtles different mask colors, in order to tell them apart.
He is usually depicted wearing a purple eye mask. His primary signature weapon are his 2 effective bō staffs. In all media, he is the smartest of the four turtles. He is listed as 4 feet (1.2 m) in height on the original action figure release. Donnie often speaks in technobabble with a natural aptitude for science and technology. His ninja skills are the lowest of the four turtles; as he relies on gadgets over combat skills. He is the middle of the turtles, and third-in-command. Like all of the brothers, he is named after a Renaissance artist; in this case, he is named after Italian sculptor Donatello.