1 Work by DarthSuki in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - All Media Types
28 Sep 2014
Since he had neither the inherent intelligence of Donnie, nor enough interest in sports like Raph to gain the favor of the coach, Leo was stuck to learning things the hard way: studying! And studying hard if he didn't have any previous knowledge of the subject (which as it turned out, he apparently didn't).
And at the circumstances he more or less purposely put himself in, apparently he decided to do things hardcore mode, though there was doubt for any sort of bonus round in the end--only misery and sleep deprivation.