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17th Sep '16 3:53:12 AM LinTaylor
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** The Raioh and its MidSeasonUpgrade Dairaioh, are HumongousMecha ninja with heavy ''Franchise/KamenRider'' elements; when they made the transition from the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Alpha]]'' games to ''Original Generation'', the ninja elements were emphasized much more than the ''Kamen Rider'' elements. ''OG'' also introduced a mass-produced version of the Raioh, dubbed the Jinrai, which is much more distinctly ninja-styled thanks to its sword and FuumaShuriken.
28th Aug '16 1:34:04 PM Psyclone
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** The Lin Kuei [[InsistentTerminology also claim to not be Ninjas]].

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** The Lin Kuei [[InsistentTerminology also claim to not be Ninjas]].Ninjas]] (Sub-Zero is particularly insistent on it since calling him a ninja amounts to associating him with [[ArchEnemy Scorpion]]).
14th Aug '16 4:42:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Talislanta}}'' game features Mandalan Mystic Warriors and Mondre Khan Raiders in the Kang Empire, which is more Chinese than Japanese in flavor. The Rajan Assassin-Mage is apparently supposed to evoke the historical ''hashishin'', yet carries a strong whiff of McNinja as well.

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* The ''{{Talislanta}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}}'' game features Mandalan Mystic Warriors and Mondre Khan Raiders in the Kang Empire, which is more Chinese than Japanese in flavor. The Rajan Assassin-Mage is apparently supposed to evoke the historical ''hashishin'', yet carries a strong whiff of McNinja as well.



* The original [[http://www.ninjaburger.com website]] for ''NinjaBurger'' is dedicated to this trope- also quite [[BurgerFool literally]].
* ''AskANinja'' doesn't quite count as this, but his theme song does.

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* The original [[http://www.ninjaburger.com website]] for ''NinjaBurger'' ''TabletopGame/NinjaBurger'' is dedicated to this trope- also quite [[BurgerFool literally]].
* ''AskANinja'' ''WebVideo/AskANinja'' doesn't quite count as this, but his theme song does.
7th Aug '16 12:41:03 PM nombretomado
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* For that matter, there are other characters that qualify in comics, far too many to list, but some include ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, [[TheDCU Ravager,]] ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, etc.

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* For that matter, there are other characters that qualify in comics, far too many to list, but some include ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}, [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU Ravager,]] ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, etc.
30th Jul '16 2:54:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* The public library in ''JacobTwoTwo'' has a squad of highly-trained "Library Ninja" specialized in recovering overdue books.
* Snake-Eyes from ''GIJoe'' a blond-haired blue-eyed white American who trained in Japan under the same master as Storm Shadow (who is a full blooded Japanese), although his backstory was not given as much emphasis in the cartoons as it was in the comics.
** 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 ''[[GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and ''[[GIJoeRenegades Renegades]]''.

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* The public library in ''JacobTwoTwo'' ''WesternAnimation/JacobTwoTwo'' has a squad of highly-trained "Library Ninja" specialized in recovering overdue books.
* Snake-Eyes from ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' a blond-haired blue-eyed white American who trained in Japan under the same master as Storm Shadow (who is a full blooded Japanese), although his backstory was not given as much emphasis in the cartoons as it was in the comics.
** 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 ''[[GIJoeSigma6 ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6 Sigma 6]]'' and ''[[GIJoeRenegades ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades Renegades]]''.



* Prowl and Jazz of ''TransformersAnimated''. Alien robot ninja, masters of metallikato and circuitsu. Prowl's still working on mastering processor-over-matter to unlock the ''really'' cool stuff, though.

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* Prowl and Jazz of ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Alien robot ninja, masters of metallikato and circuitsu. Prowl's still working on mastering processor-over-matter to unlock the ''really'' cool stuff, though.
15th Jul '16 11:36:42 AM DaibhidC
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It's also a convenient visible shorthand. Ninjas have a [[MemeticMutation reputation]] for being [[OneManArmy killing machines]] with [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower nearly supernatural]] stealth. Showing someone like this conveys the idea without the need to explain it. Plus, people tend to think a ninja suit '''is''' quite suited to sneaking about, unless you stand in [[HighlyVisibleNinja plain sight]]. In real life... not so much. The traditional black suit of ninjas is actually horribly conspicuous, even at night. You want mottled grays for night stealth, solid black just silhouettes you. The "traditional" ninja outfit isn't even the traditional garb of actual ninjas, who would actually have worn the everyday clothing of [[BeneathNotice some low ranking nobody]] who had business being where they needed to go. It's the traditional garb of Japanese ''stage hands'' and signaled to theatre audiences that they were supposed to ignore them. In some plays, one of the "stage hands" would suddenly jump out and shank someone -- thus revealing themselves to be [[NinjaProp an actual ninja actually there to shank someone.]]

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It's also a convenient visible shorthand. Ninjas have a [[MemeticMutation reputation]] for being [[OneManArmy killing machines]] with [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower nearly supernatural]] stealth. Showing someone like this conveys the idea without the need to explain it. Plus, people tend to think a ninja suit '''is''' quite suited to sneaking about, unless you stand in [[HighlyVisibleNinja plain sight]]. In real life... not so much. The traditional black suit of ninjas is actually horribly conspicuous, even at night. You want mottled grays for night stealth, solid black just silhouettes you. The "traditional" ninja outfit isn't even the traditional garb of actual ninjas, who would actually have worn the everyday clothing of [[BeneathNotice some low ranking nobody]] who had business being where they needed to go. It's the traditional garb of Japanese ''stage hands'' and signaled signalled to theatre audiences that they were supposed to ignore them. In some plays, one of the "stage hands" would suddenly jump out and shank someone -- thus revealing themselves to be [[NinjaProp an actual ninja actually there to shank someone.]]



** Magrat went through a phase where she was interested in martial arts, even though the other witches thought it was a stupid idea because she's well, a witch, and doesn't need to be a KungFuWizard. (Incidentally, Lancre is Discworld's {{Scotireland}}, so she's more literally a McNinja than some.)

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** Magrat went through a phase where she was interested in martial arts, even though the other witches thought it was a stupid idea because she's well, a witch, and doesn't need to be a KungFuWizard. (Incidentally, Lancre is roughly Discworld's {{Scotireland}}, so she's more literally a McNinja than some.))
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4th Jul '16 6:35:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Oedipus from ''TheTick''.

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* Oedipus from ''TheTick''.''ComicBook/TheTick''.
22nd Jun '16 7:16:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''TigerAndBunny'' has Ivan Karelin/Origami Cyclone, a Russian superhero ninja working in the U.S. (or the fictional equivalent of).

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* ''TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has Ivan Karelin/Origami Cyclone, a Russian superhero ninja working in the U.S. (or the fictional equivalent of).
14th May '16 9:42:09 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted by the Shadowkhan in ''JackieChanAdventures''. If paying attention, one might initially think it strange that Shendu, a demon sorcerer of '''Chinese''' origin, would have control over a magical army of ninjas (which, of course, are Japanese). This is explained come season 4, however, when it's revealed that Shendu possessed an artifact owned by [[{{Youkai}} Tarakudo, King of the Shadowkhan]], which granted him that control.

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* Subverted by the Shadowkhan in ''JackieChanAdventures''.''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. If paying attention, one might initially think it strange that Shendu, a demon sorcerer of '''Chinese''' origin, would have control over a magical army of ninjas (which, of course, are Japanese). This is explained come season 4, however, when it's revealed that Shendu possessed an artifact owned by [[{{Youkai}} Tarakudo, King of the Shadowkhan]], which granted him that control.
19th Apr '16 6:48:59 PM C2
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* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' has Ninja Dave, the last member of an order devoted to cookie baking. He later opens up a cookie bakery.
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