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13th Feb '17 2:49:41 AM JackG
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* In the climax of Creator/SamPeckinpah's ''Film/TheKillerElite'', the heroes have an epic battle with a team of ninja assassins who are all dressed in gunmetal grey robes, the same color as the hull of the derelict battleship on which they had laid out an ambush. But then the head ninja appears, and he's wearing the stereotypical black robes that make him stick out like a sore thumb.



* Zigzagged in ''Film/TheKillerElite'' (1975). The ninjas who try assassinating Yuen at the airport are dressed as civilians. Tommie dresses up in the traditional kabuki-gear while on the dock at night, but [[NinjaBrat Hansen easily spots her]]. At the mothball fleet battle we see ninjas in their traditional outfits, but they're grey to match the paint on the warships. Toku and a few of his underlings are wearing black, but this is suggested to be for ceremonial reasons.

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* Zigzagged in Creator/SamPeckinpah's ''Film/TheKillerElite'' (1975). The ninjas who try assassinating Yuen Chung at the airport are dressed as civilians. Tommie civilian passengers. Later Chung's daughter dresses up in the traditional black kabuki-gear while on the dock docks at night, but night; while she blends in well, [[NinjaBrat Hansen she's easily spots her]]. At caught by Hansen]]. In the mothball fleet climax the heroes have an epic battle we see ninjas with a team of ninja assassins who are all dressed in their traditional outfits, but they're gunmetal grey to match robes, the paint on same color as the warships. Toku hull of the derelict warship on which they had laid out an ambush. But then the head ninja appears, and a few of his underlings are he's wearing black, but this is the stereotypical black robes that make him stick out like a sore thumb. It's suggested to be however that he does this for ceremonial reasons.reasons, as he's not making any attempt to hide.
13th Feb '17 12:30:19 AM JackG
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* Zigzagged in ''Film/TheKillerElite'' (1975). The ninjas who try assassinating Yuen at the airport are dressed as civilians. Tommie dresses up in the traditional kabuki-gear while on the dock at night, but [[NinjaBrat Hansen easily spots her]]. At the mothball fleet battle we see ninjas in their traditional outfits, but they're grey to match the paint on the warships. Toku and a few of his underlings are wearing black, but this is suggested to be for ceremonial reasons.
11th Feb '17 8:49:36 PM jormis29
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* In the climax of Creator/SamPeckinpah's ''The Killer Elite'', the heroes have an epic battle with a team of ninja assassins who are all dressed in gunmetal grey robes, the same color as the hull of the derelict battleship on which they had laid out an ambush. But then the head ninja appears, and he's wearing the stereotypical black robes that make him stick out like a sore thumb.

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* In the climax of Creator/SamPeckinpah's ''The Killer Elite'', ''Film/TheKillerElite'', the heroes have an epic battle with a team of ninja assassins who are all dressed in gunmetal grey robes, the same color as the hull of the derelict battleship on which they had laid out an ambush. But then the head ninja appears, and he's wearing the stereotypical black robes that make him stick out like a sore thumb.
3rd Jan '17 12:55:31 PM rafi
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** '[[Characters/{{Daredevil}} The Hand]]' from Creator/MarvelComics. A secretive cult of ninjas into all sorts of evil stuff. They run the gamut of ninja cliches but in one instance, they subvert this trope by walking around in broad daylight as accountants. Which, considering The Hand, they probably are.

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** '[[Characters/{{Daredevil}} ''[[Characters/{{Daredevil}} The Hand]]' from Creator/MarvelComics.Hand]]''. A secretive cult of ninjas into all sorts of evil stuff. They run the gamut of ninja cliches but in one instance, they subvert this trope by walking around in broad daylight as accountants. Which, considering The Hand, they probably are.
3rd Jan '17 12:55:05 PM rafi
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* Pretty much every member of the cast of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Even ignoring the title character's '''[[color:orange: road cone-orange]]''' [[LimitedWardrobe wardrobe]], all ninja go around wearing easily identifiable forehead protector headbands with their home village's emblem etched on it. It sometimes seems ninjutsu in the ''Naruto'' universe is less about stealth than [[RuleOfCool showing off]] flashy, awe-inspiring ''jutsu''.
** When Naruto activates his [[spoiler:Kyuubi Chakra Mode or Bijuu Mode, he ''glows'']], and Bee lampshades that he's the most obvious target at night. However, Naruto is so fast, he can even dodges the attacks of [[spoiler:A the Fourth Raikage]].
** There are [[AwesomeButImpractical "real"]] ninjas in the form of the ANBU Black Ops and their equivalents in other villages, who hide their faces behind masks (also hiding their headbands of allegiance) and specialize in espionage and assassination. The fact that these guys are the {{Red Shirt}}s of the Manga/{{Naruto}} universe goes to show how much the mangaka holds actual ninjas in esteem.
** This is especially ironic given that in an early story arc - when the title character announces his presence during an intense battle - both his allies ''and'' his enemies are baffled that he did so instead of attacking stealthily. "Ninja" in this series seems to be more of a general title for its placeholders regardless of how well they fit the mould - that, or the definition has evolved from its original definition.
** In the Land of Tea filler, Team 7 is in a town of mostly Muggles, with the exception of the ninja hired by the ''other'' team in the race. Their outfits then were actually quite appropriate, with only three exceptions: the Uzumaki and Uchiha crests worn by Naruto and Sasuke, and the Leaf headbands. Ditch those, and the PowerTrio would look just like any other townspeople, which might have been helpful for the mission, since then the Rain ninja for the other side wouldn't have known who they were up against.
* Black ☆ Star from ''Manga/SoulEater'' not only [[CallingYourAttacks calls his attacks out]], but also screams loudly before he enters a scene. "YA-HOOOOOOOO" indeed. All while his EmpathicWeapon Tsubaki reminds him that he's supposed to be stealthy.
--> "I CAME HERE TO MURDER YOU, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2 were two ninja MechaMooks than BigBad built for a sabotaging mission in episode 46. They were actually pretty stealthy when they infiltrated into the HomeBase... but when they had to chase a target or fight Mazinger they used all kind of flashy movements, jumps and somersaults, making a pose as they threw shuriken and shot missiles and being incredibly loud. Needless to say, their blue-and yellow colors did not help to camouflage themselves in a woodland.
* Played straight and [[http://i46.tinypic.com/14v5nbm.png lampshaded]] in the early chapters of ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' but then dumped in favor of ninjas who could actually sneak around and kill people in good disguises.
--> "I mean, seriously, what kind of shinobi would we be if we allowed our hidden village to be seen by everyone in the outside world?"
* Ninja Master Gara from ''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. Not only is he a 7'7, 320lbs man, but he also throws shurikens the size of an aircraft tire and wields Murasame, a legendary 2-metre-long katana. He also has a knack for making long, drawn out speeches before a fight (so drawn out his allies don't even wait for him to finish and attack their opponent before he's done) and later in the story he gains a bunch of overpowered light based abilities. Not very stealthy.



* In ''New Manga/GetterRobo'', the main characters are attacked by a ninja Oni. Doesn't sound so bad at first, but since the protagonists are HumongousMecha pilots, and said Oni is around ''200 feet tall''...

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* Ninja Master Gara from ''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. Not only is he a 7'7, 320lbs man, but he also throws shurikens the size of an aircraft tire and wields Murasame, a legendary 2-metre-long katana. He also has a knack for making long, drawn out speeches before a fight (so drawn out his allies don't even wait for him to finish and attack their opponent before he's done) and later in the story he gains a bunch of overpowered light based abilities. Not very stealthy.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Sui Feng has the skills to be a good ninja. However, she likes to have her abilities acknowledged and this leads her to take on face-to-face confrontations even when she should strike from the shadows. Lampshaded by Aizen who calls her mad for confronting him face-to-face instead of adhering to her training and striking covertly. She then proceeds to engage in one of the flashiest speed-clone attacks we've ever seen her produce. Unsurprising, Aizen isn't bothered by her attack and it fails. Her status as an example of this trope is accentuated when her bankai is revealed. As a giant stinger missile that heavily disrupts her speed and is too enormous to be hidden, she can't engage in covert fighting at all with it.
* In ''New Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Manga/Brave10'', the background characters all look, act and dress period appropriately, but the main cast are loud, eccentric, misbehaving, [[RummageSaleReject badly and anachronistically dressed]] ninjas, simply because they are the protagonists. Poor Ana has the worst of it as it has to be tough to be a [[McNinja blonde, blue-eyed Russian-born infiltrator]] in 16th century Japan.
* Sayoko in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', whose ninja outfit is pink, white and has a flowing scarf. When her Ninja-ness is brought up, she specifically denies it. She says an SP - a Japanese VIP bodyguard... who uses kunai. She fits this trope in every other way.
* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' seems to have a thing for ninja characters, all of whom are highly visible. The Monitamon are recon experts, but with heads consisting of enormous CRT televisions you have to wonder ''how''. Similarly, there's Tuwarmon, a combat-oriented ninja Digimon... who's enormous and coloured ''bright yellow''.
* In an early arc of ''Manga/FairyTail'', the group needs to infiltrate Duke Everlue's mansion. Natsu and Happy tell Lucy they will become ninjas, but their idea of ninjas is to simply wrap scarves around their faces and make stereotypical ninja poses, making no attempts to be quiet or stay out of sight. Lucy calls them idiots.
* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'''s
main characters are attacked supposed to be ninjas. They are also as HotBlooded as someone can be, and start the final battle by throwing ''fireworks. Right in front of the BigBad's fortress'' (on purpose, because they figured the enemy knew they were coming and wanted to make a ninja Oni. Doesn't sound so bad at first, statement).
* Ayame Sarutobi from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' wears a purple scarf and a predominantly white outfit. She does make up for the conspicuousness of her usual appearance with her stealth skills and disguises, though Gintoki usually notices her immediately regardless.
** In one story arc, she trains the Yorozuya trio and Katsura to be ninja,
but since provides them with extremely conspicuous costumes; white for Gintoki, red for Kagura, black and white cow patterned for Shinpachi, and yellow for Katsura. [[OnlySaneMan Shinpachi]] questions this as usual, to which she explains that if she dressed them properly, she'd have trouble telling them apart. Predictably, all four of them utterly fail to be stealthy when the protagonists are HumongousMecha pilots, and said Oni is around ''200 feet tall''...time calls for it, though Shinpachi did manage to pass his training mission...[[TheGenericGuy by looking so boring]] that nobody paid bothered paying attention to him stealing a magazine.



* The various Musha-themed SD ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series usually have at least one. ''Anime/SDGundamForce'''s Cobramaru is purple, though it's at least a very subdued shade and the flamboyant cobra headdress he wears is removable, though the mass production Cobramaru line that shows up later come in a rainbow of ridiculous colours. Onmitsu Gundam from the classic ''Sengokuden'' OAV shorts also has a very visible paintjob, but he at least makes an effort to stay out of his enemies sight until he's ready to strike.
* The Maniwa Corps from ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'', who all wear highly colourful and decorative animal-themed outfits, makeup and hairstyles.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2 were two ninja MechaMooks than BigBad built for a sabotaging mission in episode 46. They were actually pretty stealthy when they infiltrated into the HomeBase... but when they had to chase a target or fight Mazinger they used all kind of flashy movements, jumps and somersaults, making a pose as they threw shuriken and shot missiles and being incredibly loud. Needless to say, their blue-and yellow colors did not help to camouflage themselves in a woodland.
* Played straight and [[http://i46.tinypic.com/14v5nbm.png lampshaded]] in the early chapters of ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' but then dumped in favor of ninjas who could actually sneak around and kill people in good disguises.
--> "I mean, seriously, what kind of shinobi would we be if we allowed our hidden village to be seen by everyone in the outside world?"
* Pretty much every member of the cast of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Even ignoring the title character's '''[[color:orange: road cone-orange]]''' [[LimitedWardrobe wardrobe]], all ninja go around wearing easily identifiable forehead protector headbands with their home village's emblem etched on it. It sometimes seems ninjutsu in the ''Naruto'' universe is less about stealth than [[RuleOfCool showing off]] flashy, awe-inspiring ''jutsu''.
** When Naruto activates his [[spoiler:Kyuubi Chakra Mode or Bijuu Mode, he ''glows'']], and Bee lampshades that he's the most obvious target at night. However, Naruto is so fast, he can even dodges the attacks of [[spoiler:A the Fourth Raikage]].
** There are [[AwesomeButImpractical "real"]] ninjas in the form of the ANBU Black Ops and their equivalents in other villages, who hide their faces behind masks (also hiding their headbands of allegiance) and specialize in espionage and assassination. The fact that these guys are the {{Red Shirt}}s of the Naruto universe goes to show how much the mangaka holds actual ninjas in esteem.
** This is especially ironic given that in an early story arc - when the title character announces his presence during an intense battle - both his allies ''and'' his enemies are baffled that he did so instead of attacking stealthily. "Ninja" in this series seems to be more of a general title for its placeholders regardless of how well they fit the mould - that, or the definition has evolved from its original definition.
** In the Land of Tea filler, Team 7 is in a town of mostly Muggles, with the exception of the ninja hired by the ''other'' team in the race. Their outfits then were actually quite appropriate, with only three exceptions: the Uzumaki and Uchiha crests worn by Naruto and Sasuke, and the Leaf headbands. Ditch those, and the PowerTrio would look just like any other townspeople, which might have been helpful for the mission, since then the Rain ninja for the other side wouldn't have known who they were up against.
* In ''New Manga/GetterRobo'', the main characters are attacked by a ninja Oni. Doesn't sound so bad at first, but since the protagonists are HumongousMecha pilots, and said Oni is around ''200 feet tall''...



* In ''Anime/NinjaSenshiTobikage'', you have robots designed as after ninjas. Somehow they can pull off the stealth, though.
* EVERYONE in ''LightNovel/NinjaSlayer''. For starters, there's the titular protagonist whose uniform consists of a bright, distorted red fabric... and that's just the ''tamest''. It doesn't help that the {{in-universe}} rule book states that you ''have'' to openly (and loudly) greet other ninjas first before attempting to kill them.
** In fact, the only character to avert this trope is [[spoiler:Buster Tetsuo, who exploits his [[TheNondescript nondescript looks]] outside of his ninja costume to successfully [[HiddenInPlainSight blend between crowds]]]].
* Surprisingly lampshaded in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In episode 32, "The Ninja Poké-Showdown", Misty asks Aya (a supposed ninja clad in bright pink), "Don't you think that color is a little bright for a ninja?"



* In ''Anime/NinjaSenshiTobikage'', you have robots designed as after ninjas. Somehow they can pull off the stealth, though.
* Sayoko in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', whose ninja outfit is pink, white and has a flowing scarf. When her Ninja-ness is brought up, she specifically denies it. She says an SP - a Japanese VIP bodyguard... who uses kunai. She fits this trope in every other way.
* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'''s main characters are supposed to be ninjas. They are also as HotBlooded as someone can be, and start the final battle by throwing ''fireworks. Right in front of the BigBad's fortress'' (on purpose, because they figured the enemy knew they were coming and wanted to make a statement).
* Surprisingly lampshaded in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In episode 32, "The Ninja Poké-Showdown", Misty asks Aya (a supposed ninja clad in bright pink), "Don't you think that color is a little bright for a ninja?"
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Sui Feng has the skills to be a good ninja. However, she likes to have her abilities acknowledged and this leads her to take on face-to-face confrontations even when she should strike from the shadows. Lampshaded by Aizen who calls her mad for confronting him face-to-face instead of adhering to her training and striking covertly. She then proceeds to engage in one of the flashiest speed-clone attacks we've ever seen her produce. Unsurprising, Aizen isn't bothered by her attack and it fails. Her status as an example of this trope is accentuated when her bankai is revealed. As a giant stinger missile that heavily disrupts her speed and is too enormous to be hidden, she can't engage in covert fighting at all with it.

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* In ''Anime/NinjaSenshiTobikage'', you have robots designed as after ninjas. Somehow ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' and all its attendant spin-offs, though they can pull off the stealth, though.
* Sayoko in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', whose ninja outfit is pink, white and has a flowing scarf. When her Ninja-ness is brought up, she specifically denies it. She says
could represent an SP - a Japanese VIP bodyguard... who uses kunai. She fits this trope in every other way.
* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'''s main characters are supposed to be ninjas. They are also
UnbuiltTrope, as HotBlooded as someone can be, and start the final battle by throwing ''fireworks. Right in front of the BigBad's fortress'' (on purpose, because they figured the enemy knew they were coming and wanted to make a statement).
* Surprisingly lampshaded in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In episode 32, "The Ninja Poké-Showdown", Misty asks Aya (a supposed ninja clad in bright pink), "Don't you think that color is a little bright for a ninja?"
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Sui Feng has the skills to be a good ninja. However, she likes to have her abilities acknowledged and this leads her to take on face-to-face confrontations even when she should strike from the shadows. Lampshaded by Aizen who calls her mad for confronting him face-to-face instead of adhering to her training and striking covertly. She then proceeds to engage in
they're one of the flashiest speed-clone attacks we've ever seen her produce. Unsurprising, Aizen isn't bothered by her attack earliest examples. They're ninja superheroes, each wearing the traditional bright skin-tight outfit of TheCape (except for TheLancer), but they're incredibly stealthy for all that. They even go undercover in disguise sometimes (y'know, like ''real'' ninja), and it fails. Her status as an example of this trope is accentuated even works sometimes. Still, when her bankai is revealed. As a giant stinger missile it's time to do that heavily disrupts her speed superhero thing, they fly around in their flashy outfits and is too enormous to be hidden, she can't engage in covert fighting at all with it.beat the crap out of the eight million {{Mooks}} working for the BigBad.



* The various Musha-themed SD ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series usually have at least one. ''Anime/SDGundamForce'''s Cobramaru is purple, though it's at least a very subdued shade and the flamboyant cobra headdress he wears is removable, though the mass production Cobramaru line that shows up later come in a rainbow of ridiculous colours. Onmitsu Gundam from the classic ''Sengokuden'' OAV shorts also has a very visible paintjob, but he at least makes an effort to stay out of his enemies sight until he's ready to strike.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' and all its attendant spin-offs, though they could represent an UnbuiltTrope, as they're one of the earliest examples. They're ninja superheroes, each wearing the traditional bright skin-tight outfit of TheCape (except for TheLancer), but they're incredibly stealthy for all that. They even go undercover in disguise sometimes (y'know, like ''real'' ninja), and it even works sometimes. Still, when it's time to do that superhero thing, they fly around in their flashy outfits and beat the crap out of the eight million {{Mooks}} working for the BigBad.
* The Maniwa Corps from ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'', who all wear highly colourful and decorative animal-themed outfits, makeup and hairstyles.
* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' seems to have a thing for ninja characters, all of whom are highly visible. The Monitamon are recon experts, but with heads consisting of enormous CRT televisions you have to wonder ''how''. Similarly, there's Tuwarmon, a combat-oriented ninja Digimon... who's enormous and coloured ''bright yellow''.
* Ayame Sarutobi from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' wears a purple scarf and a predominantly white outfit. She does make up for the conspicuousness of her usual appearance with her stealth skills and disguises, though Gintoki usually notices her immediately regardless.
** In one story arc, she trains the Yorozuya trio and Katsura to be ninja, but provides them with extremely conspicuous costumes; white for Gintoki, red for Kagura, black and white cow patterned for Shinpachi, and yellow for Katsura. [[OnlySaneMan Shinpachi]] questions this as usual, to which she explains that if she dressed them properly, she'd have trouble telling them apart. Predictably, all four of them utterly fail to be stealthy when the time calls for it, though Shinpachi did manage to pass his training mission...[[TheGenericGuy by looking so boring]] that nobody paid bothered paying attention to him stealing a magazine.

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* The various Musha-themed SD ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series usually have at least one. ''Anime/SDGundamForce'''s Cobramaru is purple, though it's at least a very subdued shade and the flamboyant cobra headdress Black ☆ Star from ''Manga/SoulEater'' not only [[CallingYourAttacks calls his attacks out]], but also screams loudly before he wears is removable, though the mass production Cobramaru line enters a scene. "YA-HOOOOOOOO" indeed. All while his EmpathicWeapon Tsubaki reminds him that shows up later come in a rainbow of ridiculous colours. Onmitsu Gundam from the classic ''Sengokuden'' OAV shorts also has a very visible paintjob, but he at least makes an effort to stay out of his enemies sight until he's ready to strike.
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' and all its attendant spin-offs, though they could represent an UnbuiltTrope, as they're one of the earliest examples. They're ninja superheroes, each wearing the traditional bright skin-tight outfit of TheCape (except for TheLancer), but they're incredibly stealthy for all that. They even go undercover in disguise sometimes (y'know, like ''real'' ninja), and it even works sometimes. Still, when it's time to do that superhero thing, they fly around in their flashy outfits and beat the crap out of the eight million {{Mooks}} working for the BigBad.
* The Maniwa Corps from ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'', who all wear highly colourful and decorative animal-themed outfits, makeup and hairstyles.
* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' seems to have a thing for ninja characters, all of whom are highly visible. The Monitamon are recon experts, but with heads consisting of enormous CRT televisions you have to wonder ''how''. Similarly, there's Tuwarmon, a combat-oriented ninja Digimon... who's enormous and coloured ''bright yellow''.
* Ayame Sarutobi from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' wears a purple scarf and a predominantly white outfit. She does make up for the conspicuousness of her usual appearance with her stealth skills and disguises, though Gintoki usually notices her immediately regardless.
** In one story arc, she trains the Yorozuya trio and Katsura
supposed to be ninja, but provides them with extremely conspicuous costumes; white for Gintoki, red for Kagura, black and white cow patterned for Shinpachi, and yellow for Katsura. [[OnlySaneMan Shinpachi]] questions this as usual, to which she explains that if she dressed them properly, she'd have trouble telling them apart. Predictably, all four of them utterly fail to be stealthy when the time calls for it, though Shinpachi did manage to pass his training mission...[[TheGenericGuy by looking so boring]] that nobody paid bothered paying attention to him stealing a magazine.stealthy.
--> "I CAME HERE TO MURDER YOU, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"



* EVERYONE in ''LightNovel/NinjaSlayer''. For starters, there's the titular protagonist whose uniform consists of a bright, distorted red fabric... and that's just the ''tamest''. It doesn't help that the {{in-universe}} rule book states that you ''have'' to openly (and loudly) greet other ninjas first before attempting to kill them.
** In fact, the only character to avert this trope is [[spoiler:Buster Tetsuo, who exploits his [[TheNondescript nondescript looks]] outside of his ninja costume to successfully [[HiddenInPlainSight blend between crowds]]]].
* In an early arc of ''Manga/FairyTail'', the group needs to infiltrate Duke Everlue's mansion. Natsu and Happy tell Lucy they will become ninjas, but their idea of ninjas is to simply wrap scarves around their faces and make stereotypical ninja poses, making no attempts to be quiet or stay out of sight. Lucy calls them idiots.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', the background characters all look, act and dress period appropriately, but the main cast are loud, eccentric, misbehaving, [[RummageSaleReject badly and anachronistically dressed]] ninjas, simply because they are the protagonists. Poor Ana has the worst of it as it has to be tough to be a [[McNinja blonde, blue-eyed Russian-born infiltrator]] in 16th century Japan.



* Ninjette from ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''. Girlfriend, if the shuriken-themed headband, necklace, earrings, and navel-ring were not bad enough, wearing [[{{Stripperiffic}} short-shorts]] with "'''[=NINJETTE=]'''" printed across the seat is a bit of a red flag. She noted that her look was at least in part to [[FreudianExcuse tick off her father]] and the squad that eventually tried to haul her back to her [[McNinja New Jersey]] clan were rather more subtle.
** The t-shirt she occasionally wore that ''said'' "Ninja Princess" might just have been RefugeInAudacity. Might.
** Ninjette is actually ''very'' good at disguising herself (one character noted she had consummated someone else's wedding night while disguised as the ''groom''). So she is a competent ninja disguised as a Highly-Visible Ninja.
* ''ComicBook/GhostRider'' villain Deathwatch had an army of red-clad ninjas. Though they were actually just street thugs who he'd picked up and had trained.
* '[[Characters/{{Daredevil}} The Hand]]' from Creator/MarvelComics. A secretive cult of ninjas into all sorts of evil stuff. They run the gamut of ninja cliches but in one instance, they subvert this trope by walking around in broad daylight as accountants. Which, considering The Hand, they probably are.



* Creator/MarvelComics:
** '[[Characters/{{Daredevil}} The Hand]]' from Creator/MarvelComics. A secretive cult of ninjas into all sorts of evil stuff. They run the gamut of ninja cliches but in one instance, they subvert this trope by walking around in broad daylight as accountants. Which, considering The Hand, they probably are.
** ''ComicBook/GhostRider'' villain Deathwatch had an army of red-clad ninjas. Though they were actually just street thugs who he'd picked up and had trained.
** ''Night Thrasher'' and related ninja in his oh-so-weird life tend to wear black armor plating... with -red- highlights. In-canon the armor (and colors) are based on those worn by a group of ceremonial temple guardians from Vietnam. Thrash's colors are actually a more subdued version.
** Hey, it's me, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}! I'm a ninja! ...Sort of. I know it doesn't come up often, but don't the swords and the costumes make it kinda obvious? I once implied that I had ninja training when teaming up with the Comicbook/ImmortalIronFist. Anyway, I'm noticeable because [[MotorMouth I never shut the hell up.]]
* Ninjette from ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}''. Girlfriend, if the shuriken-themed headband, necklace, earrings, and navel-ring were not bad enough, wearing [[{{Stripperiffic}} short-shorts]] with "'''[=NINJETTE=]'''" printed across the seat is a bit of a red flag. She noted that her look was at least in part to [[FreudianExcuse tick off her father]] and the squad that eventually tried to haul her back to her [[McNinja New Jersey]] clan were rather more subtle.
** The t-shirt she occasionally wore that ''said'' "Ninja Princess" might just have been RefugeInAudacity. Might.
** Ninjette is actually ''very'' good at disguising herself (one character noted she had consummated someone else's wedding night while disguised as the ''groom''). So she is a competent ninja disguised as a Highly-Visible Ninja.



* The Creator/MarvelComics character ''Night Thrasher'' and related ninja in his oh-so-weird life tend to wear black armor plating... with -red- highlights. In-canon the armor (and colors) are based on those worn by a group of ceremonial temple guardians from Vietnam. Thrash's colors are actually a more subdued version.



* Hey, it's me, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}! I'm a ninja! ...Sort of. I know it doesn't come up often, but don't the swords and the costumes make it kinda obvious? I once implied that I had ninja training when teaming up with the Comicbook/ImmortalIronFist. Anyway, I'm noticeable because [[MotorMouth I never shut the hell up.]]
3rd Jan '17 12:35:07 PM SoapheadChurch
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* Similar case with Taki from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''. She wears a red skintight suit and jumps around screaming a lot. But then again it might be hard to spot the ninja hiding behind those enormous, uh, talents of hers. Seriously, it seems more like she's naked and simply painted her whole body red, rather than wearing a skintight suit.

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Taki from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''. She wears a red skintight suit and jumps around screaming a lot. But then again it might be hard to spot the ninja hiding behind those enormous, uh, talents of hers. Seriously, it seems more like she's naked and simply painted her whole body red, rather than wearing a skintight suit. Her disciple Natsu is much the same, with the added bonus of wearing short shorts.
** Yoshimitsu always dresses in a very elaborate, brightly colored costume, complete with an increasingly grotesque mask and a sashimoto banner flying behind him. Combined with his exaggerated, Kabuki-style mannerisms and his FightingClown persona, it's pretty obvious that stealth is not his strong suit. Somewhat justified in that he gave up being a ninja some time after the second game to become a chivalrous thief, but you'd still expect some kind of subtlety from that profession.
1st Jan '17 2:27:28 PM mogryo
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has an ''Ogre Ninja'' model. An '''ogre'''. As in, a thing large enough to swallow a horse!
** It's a man-eater, a mercenary that adopts ways to fight from the culture it fights with and is a highly elite type of unit. You might laugh at the disguise but big things can be stealthy. Otherwise the game averts this as Skaven and Darkelf assassins wear dark clothing and disguises and the opponent won't find them before it's too late.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has an ''Ogre Ninja'' model. An '''ogre'''. As in, a thing large enough to swallow a horse!
** It's a man-eater, a mercenary that adopts ways to fight from the culture it fights with and is a highly elite type of unit. You might laugh at the disguise but big things can be stealthy. Otherwise the game averts this as Skaven and Darkelf assassins wear dark clothing and disguises and the opponent won't find them before it's too late.
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''
22nd Dec '16 11:02:41 PM merotoker
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2 were two ninja {{MechaMooks}} than BigBad built for a sabotaging mission in episode 46. They were actually pretty stealthy when they infiltrated into the HomeBase... but when they had to chase a target or fight Mazinger they used all kind of flashy movements, jumps and somersaults, making a pose as they threw shuriken and shot missiles and being incredibly loud. Needless to say, their blue-and yellow colors did not help to camouflage themselves in a woodland.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2 were two ninja {{MechaMooks}} MechaMooks than BigBad built for a sabotaging mission in episode 46. They were actually pretty stealthy when they infiltrated into the HomeBase... but when they had to chase a target or fight Mazinger they used all kind of flashy movements, jumps and somersaults, making a pose as they threw shuriken and shot missiles and being incredibly loud. Needless to say, their blue-and yellow colors did not help to camouflage themselves in a woodland.



** In fact, the only character to avert this trope is [[spoiler:Buster Tetsuo, who exploits his [[TheNondescript nondescript looks]] outside of his ninja costume to successfully [[HiddenInPlainSight blend between crowds]].]]

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** In fact, the only character to avert this trope is [[spoiler:Buster Tetsuo, who exploits his [[TheNondescript nondescript looks]] outside of his ninja costume to successfully [[HiddenInPlainSight blend between crowds]].]]crowds]]]].



** Also occurs in one of the ''Ninja Turtles'' video games. Splinter explains that they ''must'' move silently and invisibly. Is the player in for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' type [[StealthBasedGame stealth]]? No, the game is a standard BeatEmUp in which the heroes walk through the streets in full view, beating enemies up.

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** Also occurs in one of the ''Ninja Turtles'' video games. Splinter explains that they ''must'' move silently and invisibly. Is the player in for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' type [[StealthBasedGame stealth]]? {{stealth|BasedGame}}? No, the game is a standard BeatEmUp in which the heroes walk through the streets in full view, beating enemies up.



* The "evil" ninja in ''Film/ThreeNinjas''. [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/766-3-ninjas Here's the Nostalgia Critic to explain.]] "You're only supposed to wear [ninja outfits] in the dark, you morons!" ''High Noon at Mega Mountain'' takes this to a whole new level - three men called "Big Dawgs" chase Colt and Tum Tum to the set of a Western play. The Big Dawgs ''actually take off their clothing to reveal their ninja outfits underneath!'' In the middle of the day, and in plain sight of the kids, too!

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* The "evil" ninja in ''Film/ThreeNinjas''. [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/766-3-ninjas [[http://channelawesome.com/nostalgia-critic-3-ninjas/ Here's the Nostalgia Critic to explain.]] "You're only supposed to wear [ninja outfits] in the dark, you morons!" ''High Noon at Mega Mountain'' takes this to a whole new level - three men called "Big Dawgs" chase Colt and Tum Tum to the set of a Western play. The Big Dawgs ''actually take off their clothing to reveal their ninja outfits underneath!'' In the middle of the day, and in plain sight of the kids, too!



* ''Film/NinjaCheerleaders'' (not to be confused with ''Cheerleader Ninjas'') has this, up to the point where they get arrested in the end. However, it's {{handwave}}d at the beginning, which shows them getting the title of Ninja. (Also a handy explanation for why they [[spoiler:suck so badly at sword fighting.]])

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* ''Film/NinjaCheerleaders'' (not to be confused with ''Cheerleader Ninjas'') has this, up to the point where they get arrested in the end. However, it's {{handwave}}d at the beginning, which shows them getting the title of Ninja. (Also a handy explanation for why they [[spoiler:suck so badly at sword fighting.]])fighting]].)



** Then there was Matsu Hiroru, a ninja assassin trained by the Kolat to be their secret weapon. His original card artwork showed him in an all-white ninja suit - which would have been this trope or even a {{Technicolor Ninja}}s, if it weren't for the fact that he was blending in ''perfectly'' with the white stone wall behind him. Later appearances had him ''always'' wearing pure white and doing rather little sneaking, which would seem to be playing this trope rather straight. [[ZigZaggingTrope But then]] later source-books for the RPG explained that his white gi was actually a special gift from the Kolat that allowed him to ''magically'' blend in with his surroundings like a chameleon.

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** Then there was Matsu Hiroru, a ninja assassin trained by the Kolat to be their secret weapon. His original card artwork showed him in an all-white ninja suit - which would have been this trope or even a {{Technicolor Ninja}}s, Ninja|s}}, if it weren't for the fact that he was blending in ''perfectly'' with the white stone wall behind him. Later appearances had him ''always'' wearing pure white and doing rather little sneaking, which would seem to be playing this trope rather straight. [[ZigZaggingTrope But then]] later source-books for the RPG explained that his white gi was actually a special gift from the Kolat that allowed him to ''magically'' blend in with his surroundings like a chameleon.



** {{Mook}}-type ninjas even have the ability to temporarily hide under ground and avoid damage.

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** {{Mook}}-type {{Mook|s}}-type ninjas even have the ability to temporarily hide under ground and avoid damage.



* ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'' got party member Marino, an Highly Visible Thief. Her armour's ''PINK'', along with other eye-catching [[{{Gainaxing}} features]].

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission'' got party member Marino, an a Highly Visible Thief. Her armour's ''PINK'', along with other eye-catching [[{{Gainaxing}} features]].



* The 80s cartoon of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', where they have no qualms about going out in the day and screaming "Cowabunga Shredhead!" Also, their arch-nemesis, The Shredder, who, in the comics, movies and 2003 series, was the head of a ninja clan and was very secretive about his organization but often had no problems about being a public menace and addressing the world like a typical MadScientist or terrorist. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 revival]] averts this.

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* The 80s cartoon of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', Turtles|1987}}'', where they have no qualms about going out in the day and screaming "Cowabunga Shredhead!" Also, their arch-nemesis, The Shredder, who, in the comics, movies and 2003 series, was the head of a ninja clan and was very secretive about his organization but often had no problems about being a public menace and addressing the world like a typical MadScientist or terrorist. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 revival]] averts this.
22nd Dec '16 8:46:32 AM starofjusticev21
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** Season 3 and TheMovie of ''Mighty [=Morphin'=]'' were probably the worst offenders: since ''Kakuranger'' had a ninja theme, they brought that over to the US, and gave the Rangers stereotypical ninja costumes. ''[[http://www.rovang.org/wiki/ninja-rangers.jpg Ranger colored ninja costumes.]]''

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** Season 3 and TheMovie of ''Mighty [=Morphin'=]'' were probably the worst offenders: since ''Kakuranger'' had a ninja theme, they brought that over to the US, and gave the Rangers stereotypical ninja costumes. ''[[http://www.rovang.org/wiki/ninja-rangers.jpg Ranger colored ninja costumes.]]'']]'' At least in ''Kakuranger'' the ninja outfits they wore before morphing were black with just highlights the color of their hero costumes.
26th Nov '16 12:56:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Galford in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''. Unlike Hanzo, he doesn't cover his head, he wears blue, and he fights with his dog, Poppy. [[FatBastard Earthquake]] tried ninja training, but quit because he had to be with Galford, whom he hated. For the record, both of them are McNinja (Hanzo, the Japanese {{Ninja}} is much more {{Badass}} and stealthy).

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* Galford in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''. Unlike Hanzo, he doesn't cover his head, he wears blue, and he fights with his dog, Poppy. [[FatBastard Earthquake]] tried ninja training, but quit because he had to be with Galford, whom he hated. For the record, both of them are McNinja (Hanzo, the Japanese {{Ninja}} is much more {{Badass}} badass and stealthy).
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