RyanJoseph replied to JulyDiaz's topic in How Did This Get Made?Splinter is Japanese because he used to be owned by a Japanese samurai living in New York. His master is killed by shredder, splinter remembers this as he flees into the sewers. He enters the sewers and sees four baby turtles covered in ooze. He crawls over and he himself is covered in the ooze. Because he was an older rat he developed faster then the turtles. He remembers his masters moves and returns to his dead masters apartment to find scrolls on martial arts.