He is a turtle of passion, anger and sadness. He wears red to illustrate his rage and anger. He is ashamed of his loss of control most of the time. His weapon is sai. Used in pair, they are defensive not offensive and designed to disable without killing.
Bully: YOU SUCK!
Raphael: I HATE YOU, BURN IN HELL.
Girl: Oh, you mean Raphael?
Boy: I want to be him.
Girl: I want to date him.
Silent, skinny, and shy, yet braver, bolder, brasher than any mortal you could hope to meet, Raphaels approach life with a quiet, yet brazenly authoritative audacity, which is unfortunately often misinterpreted as arrogance.
A justified and righteous arrogance, but arrogance nonetheless.
However, Raphaels are still widely and wildly loved, for not only their large, dense, muscles and innate athleticism, but for their ability to influence through the humanities. Painting, piano-playing, essay writing, baking, animating, singing, movie making -- trades of which the talent of a Raphael is unmatched, unrivaled, unlimited.
Despite their artistic prowess, Raphaels are innovators at heart; programming virtuosos, lovers of not only the arts but of technology: painters who program, bakers who build.
To know Raphael is to know life.
"I wish I were like Raphael..."
"Raphael can bench 846 pounds."
"Tony wishes he were Raphael."
To engage in fun activities among friends while leaving out a different friend. "Fun activities" may have a sexual connotation.
An alliteration to the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, specifically when Raphael leaves the group and the remaining brothers are left together.