April O'Neil [1] is a science whiz and friend of the Turtles.


Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesEdit

April was an intern at StockGen Research Inc. and knew the Turtles and Splinter before they were mutated. She named the Turtles based on what she learned from the History of Renaissance Art 101 course she was taking at the time.

For further information, see the Turtlepedia article for April O'Neil.

Donatello, April, and Harold Lillja gathered everyone to test their Interspatial Teleportation Unit. April turned it on, monitored power levels, and made sure coordinates were locked. As they all went through the portal, Harold accidentally hit a switch marked "Spatial Dimension Do Not Touch."


Stuck in another dimension, April was more pragmatic about the situation than Donatello. When Chi-You, freed by their experiment, started attacking them, she got Donatello out of harm's way and hid. Once the Ghostbusters stopped shooting, April started yelling at Peter Venkman and blamed them for Chi-You leaving with Casey. She was surprised the Ghostbusters were undaunted by the presence of four giant talking turtles. After it was determined a dimensional breach took place, April formally introduced herself and the Turtles. The Ghostbusters and Turtles reconvened at the Firehouse. The shock of what happened finally gotten to April and she tried to process it all. Janine Melnitz tried to console her and assured her there wasn't anything too weird that couldn't be overcome.

April got to work with Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, and Donatello on building another Interspatial Teleportation Unit. Things briefly to came to a pause when the others returned with Casey, safe and sound. After the exam and some brainstorming, Ray asked April to help with building an EMP device to take out Chi-You's forces in one move. Ray was impressed with April's knack for engineering. Once the Electromagnetic Pulse Emitter was properly calibrated, Ray had April reconnect the power. However, Chi-You arrived in the laboratory and attacked the trio. Luckily, Casey activated the pulse emitter. Chi-You continued to resist and possessed Winston. As the battle erupted across the second floor, April found Ray unconscious. Kylie went to get a first aid kit. In the aftermath, April hugged Janine goodbye and returned home with the others.



IDW Comics


  1. April O'Neil (2014). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Issue #2" (2014) (Comic p.7). April says: "I'm April O'Neil."
  2. Janine Melnitz (2017). IDW Comics- "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #5" (2017) (Comic p.20). Janine Melnitz says: "Say hello to April for me!"


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