|“||Nobody messes with the Purple Dragons.||„|
|~ Johnny, a member of the Purple Dragons gang.|
In MNT Gaiden, Purple Dragons are a favorite target of vigilante fights involving Raphael Hamato, Casey Jones and Shadow Jones, the latter two fighting the Purple Dragons while masked.
According to Chapter 13: Back into the Shadows, the renegade NYC Foot Clan leader Eikichi Gotoh holds the Purple Dragons in contempt as an organization, because Purple Dragon members only follow their own individual desires, whereas the NYC Foot Clan establishes a common group goal that is served by all its members as a whole. An unnamed gang that similar with Purple Dragons was featured in 1987 TV Series. They were led by Bebop & Rocksteady.