The Beneficial Nematodes

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TMNT #1 Homage Cover, by Illya King

First Appearance: Beneficial Nematodes

Heroic Affiliations:' None

Location: Rose City, United States

The Beneficial Nematodes is a team of mutated worms who travel the country helping others.

Creation and conception

The Beneficial Nematodes is a homage of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The characters were thought up after a trip to a local gardening store selling "beneficial nematodes."

Publication history

Comic books and comic strips

The Beneficial Nematodes appeared in the webcomic story, Beneficial Nematodes. Totally Naked Man and The Beneficial Nematodes stopped Heavy Thumb destroying Rose City by running him over with a car.

Fictional character biography

There was a radiation leak at the Hanford nuclear waste site, north of Rose City [1]. The toxic waste seep into the ground, which mutated four nematodes. The government ceased the mutants to create a new breed of soldiers. The nematodes had difficulty learning any aggressive tactics. They were able to learn helpful skills such as Dentistry and Yoga. The mutants decided to travel the country to help others using their beneficial skill sets.

Powers and abilities

The Beneficial Nematodes are masters of the following skills

  • Dentistry
  • Yoga
  • Chiropractic
  • Comic Illustration