Later in the issue, Donatello states that he is "familiar with some computer systems" and helps April O'Neil deactivate the Mousers. However he believes science and over-reliant on modern tech-gadgets than spiritual and religious tactics. In the Image Comics incarnation of the TMNT , he became a cyborg after his body was partially destroyed after he was shot and dropped out of a helicopter he maintained a positive attitude nonetheless, although he was constantly at risk of losing his mind to the cyborg half. The first film plays up the relationship between him and Casey Jones ; in all other versions of the TMNT, Raphael, not Donatello, is closest to Casey, except for the cartoon, in which Jones does not figure prominently. Authority control MusicBrainz : 21cbfa9b-a08c-3abdb He is more interested in his work than in his ninjutsu but he still attends to ninja practice and works hard there as well as his projects. Donnie is a skilled martial artist but often puts more faith in his gadgets and machinery than the more traditional methods taught to him by Master Splinter. Communication also causes problems.