I never understood why in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon all 4 of the ninja turtles wore eye bands. It made it seem like they we’re trying to hide their identity like when Robin (of Batman fame) wears one. I’m not sure if they realized this, but their wasn’t 4 other huge ass mutated humanesque turtles running around NYC that they could have gotten mistaken for.
In the live action movie, when Raphael goes up into the streets at the beginning he’s in a full trench coat with his hat pulled way down low. This is no doubt to shield his giant turtle persona from an unsuspecting and (genetic freak weary) general population. In the cartoon it just doesn’t make sense, everyone can clearly see they are giant fucking turtles, it’s not like if they didn’t wear the eye bands that they would be confused for those other ninja turtles.