I see you anon’d this at darthempress as well, ARE MY METAS NOT ALSO THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD ANON, HUH? lol jk ;) ;) ;)
Okay the way I see it…
Raphael has no particular desire to have a child but if he found himself a father then he would step up and do his best at the job, both in terms of providing for them and being there for them. He does not have a lot of faith in his paternal capacity however. He would be a supportive and loving father and would encourage his child’s independence. I think he would be a great father, tbh, though he would question himself constantly. He would always be there.
Michelangelo would absolutely adore having children and would cheerfully be a stay at home dad. It would be a dream come true for him and definitely something he desires to round out his life. He would relish the opportunity and hope for a partner who shared his desire. He would be an adoring and doting dad, probably not disciplined enough though.
Leonardo would like to have children but only in a planned context within a committed relationship, after they had discussed it. He would not consider his life incomplete without children but he thinks they would enhance it, even as they would amp up his protective and obsessive instincts to all new levels. He would be very loving but extremely demanding - probably too disciplined.
Donatello I don’t see as having any particular desire for children though ultimately that might depend on who he’s with and how serious the relationship becomes. He wouldn’t want any surprises though he would take responsibility in that instance (I feel they all would, ultimately?). I think he would provide the most balance in terms of stability and would definitely be caring and gentle, but could run the same problems as always of getting caught up in his work and neglecting himself and those around him.
As for potential ramifications, gosh that would depend on so many factors. What verse is it in, what the environment is, who the mother is, how old they are and so on and so forth. I mean you have to place them in context and go from there.
NO THAT’S MY ANON HOW DARE
I forgot to add what I thought the guys would be like as parents! Everything you said, of course, except I think Raph would really, really shine as a parent and I think it’s something he secretly hopes for. He’s the one who gets bent up in the comics about there only being four of them, and I think it does have to do with the fact that they can’t pass on a genetic legacy. I loved in the third TMNT movie how close he got to little Yoshi (not Hamato Yoshi, the kid Yoshi). He was silly/goofy/fun like Mikey with kids - he was like this big strong teddy bear :3 And just the way he talked to Yoshi, like they were on the same level, was really sweet.
:D Leo bby yes! So much honor in dat boy, I love it.
Ohhhhh hybrid babies…so suspending my own belief that there ain’t no way the turtles can have babies (even with aliens cause I’m of the Mass Effect mindset and we don’t know for certain if those were Mikey’s alien hybrid babies, just sayin’) I’d say the babies would probably look pretty human. The turtles are already fairly human, at least to me. They have teeth, walk upright, biceps, communicate like humans, biceps, have opposable thumbs, biceps, etc. I really don’t see much about them that’s turtle despite their shells, green skin, lack of nose/nose?, and absence of body hair. I mean, Garrus and Wrex from the Mass Effect series look way weirder. I’d be more terrified of them than the turtles, even the hulk-tastic bara turts in the 2014 movie.
I guess what I’m getting at is, if it WERE biologically possible, their human/turtle hybrid babies would definitely look more human. They’d probably look like Gamora or Mona Lisa without the tail. I don’t see their kids having shells because um it might be a bit hard to pop that hybrid baby outta there with a hard ass shell… Turtles are oviparus, not viviparus like humans, so thinking of one of them impregnating a human female makes me fear for her life. And her genitals.
Leo did have a dream of being married to a human woman and having a daughter who appeared fully human. The comic wasn’t colored so I headcanon the girl had green skin XD That’d be the only way to tell she wasn’t fully human, I think.
I think it’s wistful thinking and that’s all it ever will be. I understand now why Ciro didn’t mention anything about Irma in that podcast before the Season 2 premiere because she wasn’t really a girl - she was a male Kraang in a robot body. And when he joked to Greg Cipes about giving Irma to Mikey to romance, Greg didn’t seem pleased, probably because he knew what she really was.
So no I don’t think Irma was kidnapped by the Kraang.