More than any other reporter in comics and cartoons, I think April O'Neil embodied an iconic look that none of her predecessors were able to achieve. Lois Lane and Betty Brandt pretty much have to be introduced each time they appear because the rarely look the same twice. But April O'Neil, throughout all her iterations, is always recognizable. The newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series from Nickelodeon has the most drastically different April so far, but she's still very recognizable with auburn hair and a yellow outfit (it doesn't hurt that she's the only girl in a handful of green mutant turtles either). This version of April isn't actually a reporter at all, but rather a high school student whose parents have been kidnapped by the Krang (now a whole race of brain aliens). April still fulfills her role as the Turtles' link to the outside world and it's a fun modernization of their classic dynamic. The CGI look of the new series is an interesting departure from the classic looks as well, but it's a change that seems to be working as the toy aisles are filled with TMNT lately. Let's check out April below!
April comes with a variety of Martial Arts weapons. The only ones she can really hold well are the sword and bo.
Here are some images of April from the cartoon.
Time for a Comparison Pic!