I never saw it as depression exactly. I grew up with ADHD, and always saw similarities in Michelangelo's personality and my own. He was always my favorite because of that. One of the worst parts about living with ADHD is how behaviors you can't control effect how people perceive you over all. You can be loud, impulsive, and easily excited (sound familiar?). Any way, people often assume that because of those behaviors People with ADHD are a little touched in the head, or worse stupid. I am many things, stupid not being among them. It's the most frustrating, and hurtful thing, and that same thing happens to Michelangelo, even from his own brothers. It was always head canon for me that Mikey had ADHD, and this other side was him screaming for someone to notice that he wasn't stupid.
Finally someone gets it. Everyone hate on Mikey in this new version cause he acts....well "stupid" When i just think he acts like an ADHD person would. I have ADHD and i act like how he acts, but when im alone im totally different, I always knew Mikey wasnt stupid. He's just misunderstood.
No moving to scraps allowed! It's perfect. OMG. I was hoping I wasn't the only one who noticed that the pigeon was named Pete, which has the same name as the pigeon in the old cartoon show that had a broken wing that Mikey saved OMGggg ;____; <3