Little is known about Verne's past.
Verne is a naturally cynical turtle with a conscience who knows he shouldn't do things, but does them anyway, reasoning being pushed aside. This goes for his friendship with RJ, although it is possible that he was let in as a target for pranks, jokes, and the like.
He is well-meaning, friendly, caring, selfless, kindhearted, patient, and honest. He is also neurotic, insecure, and cautious. Verne is also terrified of change of any sort.
Indeed, it seems Verne is the laughing stock of the gang, often protesting various plans fueled by RJ, but the sheer number of RJ's supporters are often his trump card. He is often humiliated and / or harmed or seen without his shell, revealing his human-resembled butt.
- When completely naked, Verne's butt resembles a human's for an unknown reason.
- In real life, a turtle's shell inside is actually muscle, so it is attached to them. How Verne is able to remove his shell is unknown. This was likely added in because in the comic strip, he is able to remove it.
- When he feels something bad is about to happen, Verne has a habit of saying his tail is tingling.
- Verne's personality is based on his voice actor Garry Shandling.