Mona Lisa is a fictional anthropomorphic lizard (formerly human) from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series, and the love interest of Raphael in just one episode.
Like Venus DE Milo, Mona Lisa is named after a work of art. In this case, one created by DA Vinci, who is Leonardo's namesake.
She was a college student who majored in physics. One day, while on a fishing trip with some friends, a pirate named Captain Filch attacked her boat. Though her friends were able to escape, Filch kidnapped Mona Lisa and tried to convince her to help him with his experiments on his submarine, so he could take over the world. Mona Lisa played along, and one night, she tried to destroy his nuclear reactor and was mutated in the possess. After this, she vowed to stop Filch. She and Raphael met in the episode 'Raphael Meets His Match', when Filch was holding a yacht full of people hostage and teamed together to stop him. Afterward, she followed the Turtles back to New York but was never seen again.
Based on her interaction with Raphael and the episode's title, she was supposed to be his love interest. However, like Lotus Blossom (who had one more episode), we never see or hear about her after her appearance.
Mona Lisa had webbed fingers, could jump extremely high, and used her highly developed legs for attacking. She physically resembles a salamander, only with breasts and hair (distinctively mammalian traits). She also had a yellow torso on her body that resembled a leotard.
Before her mutation, she was a Caucasian female presumed to be in her late teens/early 20s with brown hair held back in a ponytail by a pink hair thirtieth and had black eyes. She wore a pink dress with matching heels and gold bangles and necklaces. She was also seen wealife jacketejacket before her kidnapping.
The backing card for the Mona Lisa action figure identifies her as "The lovely lizard lady." Mona Lisa was slightly re-designed for the action figure; in the TV episode she had brown hair and two-toed feet, but her action figure version has black hair and three-toed feet.
- Mona Lisa was originally going to be a female turtle but Fred and Kevin think it won't work.
- It is possible that Mona Lisa could be a child prodigy.
- Mona Lisa was supposed to be in the 2003 series but the crew changed it's mind.
- Mona Lisa does return in the 2012 series but as a space alien salamander instead.
- It is unknown if 1987 Mona Lisa will make a cameo in the 2012 series as the 1987 Turtles will be appearing for the third time in a future episode.
- Many fans want Mona Lisa to returned to the CGI series. Since so many of the 1987's characters are returning.
- If Mona Lisa does return in the CGI series, she'll have to wear clothes due to her being a female.
- It's unknown if Mona Lisa will have her hair or in the same color in the CG series.
- There's an art of both Mona Lisa and Raphael in anime style created by a Snafu comics member hoping that she will return in the cg series.
- It's unknown if Mona Lisa will be in the CGI series, however there have been some references of her:
- In episode "Battle for New York", when Kurtzman is showing a slide show of the Kraang's secret weapon at the time he accidentally shows a picture of a female mutant lizard wearing Kurtzman's clothing, posing for him and making Raphael gasping in attraction.
- Some fans believed these are clues that she might appear in the CGI series. So far these references only started to appear in season three alone.
- If Mona Lisa does appear in the 2012 series, she might appear in season 4, the same season that her 1987's self appeared.
- Mona Lisa will be the second girl to actually return one of the main turtles feelings, the first is Renet.
- If Mona Lisa does appear in the CGI series, she might be the key for Raphael's temper problem.
- Mona Lisa will be voiced by Zelda Williams in the 2012 series.
- Mona Lisa will not be a mutant or human in the 2012 series.
- According to Ciro, Mona Lisa's real name in the 2012 series is gonna be Ik'thba.