Oh, s**t. Did the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seriously tread into some kind of political anti-torture message by having Michelangelo get his f*****g eyes gouged out by the government? This is a franchise about sentient turtles learning martial arts from a giant rat that tried to get a whole generation of children to start using the word "cowabunga." What it's not known for is presenting an unflinching look at the horrors of the modern world.
In their world, pizza saves kids instead of killing them slowly.
And yet inside that very comic we get a horrifying torture scene involving a pair of pliers:
Turtles don't actually have balls. This is why.