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1st Jun '18 12:13:45 PM EDP
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** ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' had people with armor underneath their black catsuits that protected them form small arms fire. But not against a rifle or Zantetsugan.

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** ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' had people with armor underneath their black catsuits that protected them form small arms fire. But not against a rifle an [[{{BFG}} anti-tank rifle]] or Zantetsugan. [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Zantetsugan]].
27th May '18 9:24:16 PM MagnusForce
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*** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' seems similar, with only one Asian on the team (Mia); but they're all supposed to be descendants of actual samurai and were trained as such so probably don't count. But SixthRanger Antonio does count, being both self-taught and a bit of a Mexican-American stereotype. The original Japanese production, ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', also played with this trope by having an episode where an American FunnyForeigner wanted to learn to be a samurai.
9th May '18 6:22:10 AM Malady
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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series had quite a few: first there was the Black Ninja from ''Metal Gear 2'', who was actually Kyle Schneider, the South African resistance leader who helped Snake in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGear''. Then there was the Cyborg Ninja in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', who was actually Gray Fox, Snake's combat buddy from the first two MSX games. And finally, there's Raiden in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', who helped Snake during the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', but became a Cyborg Ninja afterward ([[{{expy}} noticed a pattern?]]). There's also Olga Gurlukovich in ''[=MGS2=]'', who was not actually a Cyborg Ninja, but was disguised as one when she helped out Raiden as a double agent. The Tengu Commandos in ''[=MGS2=]'' are EliteMooks who wear ninja-like high-tech equipment, but are all Russians.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series had quite a few: first there was the Black Ninja from ''Metal Gear 2'', who was actually Kyle Schneider, the South African resistance leader who helped Snake in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGear''.''VideoGame/MetalGear1''. Then there was the Cyborg Ninja in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', who was actually Gray Fox, Snake's combat buddy from the first two MSX games. And finally, there's Raiden in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', who helped Snake during the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', but became a Cyborg Ninja afterward ([[{{expy}} noticed a pattern?]]). There's also Olga Gurlukovich in ''[=MGS2=]'', who was not actually a Cyborg Ninja, but was disguised as one when she helped out Raiden as a double agent. The Tengu Commandos in ''[=MGS2=]'' are EliteMooks who wear ninja-like high-tech equipment, but are all Russians.



** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s ''Operation Anchorage'' ExpansionPack has Chinese Crimson Dragoons, who wear InvisibilityCloak-equipped [[SpyCatsuit catsuits]] and usually wield Chinese Officer Swords or Sniper Rifles. The player can combine the Stealth Armor and Jingwei's Shocksword for a [[MetalGearSolid Grey Fox]]-style ninja getup.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s ''VideoGame/Fallout3'''s ''Operation Anchorage'' ExpansionPack has Chinese Crimson Dragoons, who wear InvisibilityCloak-equipped [[SpyCatsuit catsuits]] and usually wield Chinese Officer Swords or Sniper Rifles. The player can combine the Stealth Armor and Jingwei's Shocksword for a [[MetalGearSolid [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Grey Fox]]-style ninja getup.
23rd Apr '18 7:09:21 PM kikiandlala
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* Lothar is no longer Mandrake's sidekick tribal strongman in ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth''. In his action figure from the toyline, it says he's a ninja from the Caribbean and since Lothar has a son that trains under him, it's likely Lothar Jr.'s a ninja as well.
2nd Apr '18 10:31:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund'': Although there's no indication she was trained in actual ''ninjutsu'', Johanna is basically what you get by transferring the idea of a female ninja or ''kunoichi'' to 14th century Europe. She disguises herself flawlessly as an old woman in her attempt to pass the St. Gotthard Pass checkpoint, uses her wiles to break out of her cell and infiltrate the castle, and dispatches multiple guards using her deadly martial arts skills. The inclusion of such a character in this setting is simply justified by RuleOfCool.

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* ''Manga/OokamiNoKuchiWolfsmund'': ''Manga/{{Wolfsmund}}'': Although there's no indication she was trained in actual ''ninjutsu'', Johanna is basically what you get by transferring the idea of a female ninja or ''kunoichi'' to 14th century Europe. She disguises herself flawlessly as an old woman in her attempt to pass the St. Gotthard Pass checkpoint, uses her wiles to break out of her cell and infiltrate the castle, and dispatches multiple guards using her deadly martial arts skills. The inclusion of such a character in this setting is simply justified by RuleOfCool.
8th Feb '18 3:16:56 PM timotaka
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* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' features actual Japanese and non-Japanese ninja fighting side by side on both sides.

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* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' features actual Japanese and non-Japanese ninja fighting side by side on both sides. [[Creator/LarryHama Larry Hama]] [[WordOfGod has stated]] that he specifically sought to avoid AllAsiansKnowMartialArts in his writing and establish that personal investment is what matters most. One's ancestry does not automatically make anyone better or worse suited for learning martial arts.
24th Dec '17 9:14:40 AM nombretomado
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** And by "not as much emphasis" we mean "none at all", at least in the Sunbow episodes. It didn't help that following the [[FiveEpisodePilot first two miniseries]], the cartoon's writers had a hard time using a [[TheFaceless fully-masked]] [[TheVoiceless mute]] ninja commando, so they put him in the background. The DiC seasons featured Snake-Eyes more, and he's been a core character in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades Renegades]]''.

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** And by "not as much emphasis" we mean "none at all", at least in the Sunbow episodes. It didn't help that following the [[FiveEpisodePilot first two miniseries]], the cartoon's writers had a hard time using a [[TheFaceless fully-masked]] [[TheVoiceless mute]] ninja commando, so they put him in the background. The DiC [=DiC=] seasons featured Snake-Eyes more, and he's been a core character in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades Renegades]]''.
18th Nov '17 6:15:04 PM VampireBuddha
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* A gang of Canadian ninjas are recurring minor antagonists in the new ''Comicbook/{{Ms Marvel| 2014}}''.
3rd Nov '17 5:50:59 AM reppuzan
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** Virtually all the [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Robins]] count as well due to their training under Batman. Jason Todd and Damian Wayne take it even further by having ''actually'' been assassins at one point in their lives.
19th Oct '17 9:35:53 AM Basara-kun
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Compare and contrast WesternSamurai in all aspects: also being a non-Japanese character as the [=McNinja=]; being a samurai, historical counterpart of ninjas; and being portrayed seriously instead [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai just for the]] RuleOfCool.
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