The visual history of April O'Neil

Chasing Sheep posted part 2 of its visual history of Turtle-loving reporter April O'Neil; read part 1 first. One key issue: is April O'Neil a whitewashed person of color? Apparently, her ethnicity was never definitively settled in the original comic. Then the TV show happened, and that was that.

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  1. Her family name is O'Neil and she's the super-frizzy type of redhead hair. I admit the skin tones are dark, but I mostly put that down to art style, though she could have had a darker skinned mother or something.

    Baxter Stockman was /actually/ black, and the cartoons made him white.

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