This turtle by far was my least favorite in the 2003 cartoon. HE WAS SO ANNOYING. I literally wanted to smack 2003 Mikey upside the head.
2012 Mikey is sooooo.....much more tolerable. If anything, people love love love 2012 Mikey. And I know it's not because the show likes to portray him as being stupid. Personally, I don't think Mikey is stupid. If anything he's very naive and/or doesn't care. I mean who cares about science when you've got Donatello around?
I've seen way to many fanart portraying Mikey as this cute unappreciated brother who just wants to be loved. Actually the adorable fragile Mikey gets kind of annoying. Because frankly, Mikey is a lot more badass than we give him credit for.
I could not keep a straight face while making this. This is more of a compliment rather than an insult. But Mikey is kind of a dork.
Disclamer: I don't own any part of the TMNT franchise.
These screen caps from the 2012 show were edited a lot more than you think.