Return From the Dead (Or So They Thought)
What if Master Splinter's wife, Tang Shen, didn't really die? What if she had just passed out from smoke inhalation from the fire that she and her baby daughter Miiwa were stuck in? In 'Return From the Dead (Or So They Thought), Splinters thought to be dead wife, Tang Shen, has been living in good ol' Japan. After finding out her husband was no longer in Japan and her daughter was dead, she got three baby turtles to take care of. With there being three, it reminded her of her once happy family. She loved her family and wanted their memory to last. That's also why she got the female turtles because they symbolize longevity. One night, her turtles grew ill and she took them in to be check. When they were returned to her, she was given three tablets by the man who checked them and was told to give one to each female turtle. The tablet was a small gel tablet that had a greenish blue substance in it. She didn't know that inside was mutagen and that the one who gave her the tablets was one of the Kraang bots in disguise. She returned home and gave it to them and went to bed. When she woke up, she saw her turtle no longer were the small average turtles they were but were now mutants! She continued to take care of them but knew that their world would be different and that they would need to learn how to protect themselves. Tang Shen had been friends with one of the Shredders supporters and was the only one who knew she was alive. He had been teaching her the way of ninjutsu to become a kunoichi so she could teach her new daughters. After 15 years, she had learned where her husband, Hamato Yoshi, was at after seeing his clan symbol on the news. In America. She packed up her daughters and little did she know that the Shredder had the same plan but for an opposite reason.