As I suspected in the previous weeks, Hun made his debut in the Nickelodeon TMNT world this past Sunday in the episode titled “Casey Jones VS. The Underworld”.
Basically, Casey is upset that he didn’t get to partake in any of the physical activities that occurred during “Battle For New York”. Jones decides to go out and take on some crime on his own and bites off a little bit more than he can chew.
Casey catches the Purple Dragons robbing a bank and cleans house fairly easy while matched up against Fong, Tsoi and Sid…but wait! There is a new leader of the Dragons. Hun appears in silhouette form and soon trashes Jones.
This isn’t the Hun character that we are used to seeing. Rather than the blonde haired, steroid beast from the 2k3 cartoon, we get a Chinese-American who is slender, wears shades and has many tattoos. I personally like the new Hun!
In the meantime, the TMNT return to their lair to find it destroyed by the Kraang. They clean up the place and Mikey’s cheese balls, along with a briefcase stolen from Fishface and Rahzar by Casey, lead the TMNT to the factory where these snacks are made.
Casey is already at the factory when the TMNT arrive and they save him. I enjoyed this fight because Hun wasn’t killed off or completely over-matched by the TMNT/Casey and we got to see the majority of the enemies all in one factory, excluding Bebop and Rocksteady. It will be interesting to see if Hun becomes a more prominent character like he was in the 2k3 cartoon.
At the end, Donnie discovers Shredder’s plan to use an ingredient to create a serum that can control minds, which we assume he plans to use on Karai and possibly others. Or perhaps we get a dark turtle like Leo in the IDW comics? Good cliffhanger!
Don’t forget that Bebop and Rocksteady are Shredder’s new henchmen as well. It was nice to hear Shredder mention their names while trying to bargain with the Italian mob. Even though they weren’t present, it still reminded us of their existence and role in this cartoon series. There are a lot of baddies already aligned with Shredder, before Hun’s appearance, and it will be interesting to see how this team of writers uses these enemies against the TMNT.
Thank you for reading and have a great week!