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20th Sep '17 8:44:34 AM BeerBaron
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* Though they're technically not ninjas ''per se'', the armor for the [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' certainly looks the part. The Brotherhood's signature skills also mesh fairly well with the assassin part of the trope.

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* Though they're In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the Dark Brotherhood invokes the aesthetic of ninjas, though they aren't technically not ninjas ''per se'', the armor for the ninjas. The Dark Brotherhood, an illegal [[MurderInc Dark Brotherhood]] organization of assassins]] whose membership mostly takes a [[PsychoForHire sadistic glee]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' certainly looks the part. The killing and who practice a ReligionOfEvil. Tthe Brotherhood's signature skills also mesh fairly well standard armor ([[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver mostly black]] light armor with a [[InTheHood hood and/or cowl]]) and propensity toward stealth and assassination certainly invoke the assassin part of the trope.ninja aesthetic.
13th Sep '17 7:21:48 PM nombretomado
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* The SuperSmashBros series has Sheik, who originally was a form of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Princess Zelda]] in disguise but now is a separate fighter, and [[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Greninja]].

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* The SuperSmashBros ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series has Sheik, who originally was a form of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Princess Zelda]] in disguise but now is a separate fighter, and [[VideoGame/PokemonXandY Greninja]].
10th Aug '17 2:05:16 PM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/WiiPlayMotion'', the second level of ''Trigger Twist'' pits a shuriken-shooting player against a bunch of ninjas.
* ''VideoGame/NintendoLand'' has a minigame where the player has to shoot some cardboard [[TechnicolorNinja Technicolor Ninjas]].
9th Aug '17 7:44:48 PM TheBigBopper
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The shadow warriors of medieval Japan, reputedly possessed of all manner of mysterious powers known as ''ninjutsu'', including invisibility and intangibility. Able to infiltrate even the most heavily guarded fortress without being detected. If they are caught, they may trick their pursuers by [[NinjaLog mysteriously swapping places with a log]]. They may be portrayed as cutting down any opposition superhumanly swiftly. Traditionally dressed in black bodysuits with black masks or veils to hide their faces (or sometimes in white). They are the ultimate spies and assassins, gifted with their own deadly magic and martial arts. Born in [[HiddenElfVillage hidden villages]], they are trained from birth to obey ''nindo'', an alternative CodeOfHonor to ''bushido''; to [[TheStoic show no pain, feel no emotion]], and remain loyal to their clans under pain of death - or the third code of [[HiredGuns getting as much money as possible.]]

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The shadow warriors of medieval feudal Japan, reputedly possessed of all manner of mysterious powers known as ''ninjutsu'', including invisibility and intangibility. Able to infiltrate even the most heavily guarded fortress without being detected. If they are caught, they may trick their pursuers by [[NinjaLog mysteriously swapping places with a log]]. They may be portrayed as cutting down any opposition superhumanly swiftly. Traditionally dressed in black bodysuits with black masks or veils to hide their faces (or sometimes in white). They are the ultimate spies and assassins, gifted with their own deadly magic and martial arts. Born in [[HiddenElfVillage hidden villages]], they are trained from birth to obey ''nindo'', an alternative CodeOfHonor to ''bushido''; to [[TheStoic show no pain, feel no emotion]], and remain loyal to their clans under pain of death - or the third code of [[HiredGuns getting as much money as possible.]]
28th Jul '17 2:45:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo, the UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi equivalent of ninja, was a part-time ninja: as an Iga retainer in service of the Tokugawa dynasty, he was seen as a retainer with an exceptional special skillset and tactical bravado (earning him the moniker [[RedBaron "Devil Hanzo"]])-- however he was also reknown for swordsmanship excellence, and skills with a spear. His appearance as a ninja nowadays is probably a direct result of his tactical choices that earned him his "Devil" nickname; tactics along the lines of subversion, misinformation, assassination, etc.

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** UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo, the UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi equivalent of ninja, was a part-time ninja: as an Iga retainer in service of the Tokugawa dynasty, he was seen as a retainer with an exceptional special skillset and tactical bravado (earning him the moniker [[RedBaron "Devil Hanzo"]])-- however he was also reknown for [[MasterSwordsman swordsmanship excellence, excellence]], and skills with a spear. His appearance as a ninja nowadays is probably a direct result of his tactical choices that earned him his "Devil" nickname; tactics along the lines of subversion, misinformation, assassination, etc.
7th Jul '17 10:08:08 PM Generality
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the Yiga Clan, who are a group of rogue Sheikah that dedicate themselves to killing Link and Zelda in order to allow [[BigBad Ganon]] to take over. They typically wear [[TechnicolorNinja red and black costumes]], but can jump an unsuspecting player by disguising themselves as civilians.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the Yiga Clan, who are a group of rogue Sheikah that dedicate themselves to killing Link and Zelda in order to allow [[BigBad Ganon]] to take over. They typically wear [[TechnicolorNinja red and black costumes]], but can jump an unsuspecting player by disguising themselves as civilians. The Yiga are somewhat of a {{reconstruction}} of traditional ninja, as while they wear noticeable clothing, they don't [[HighlyVisibleNinja merely stand around conspicuously]]; they either appear suddenly in ambush, or disguise themselves effectively to look like ordinary people (although a savvy player can learn to recognize a disguised Yiga from a distance).
5th Jun '17 2:45:47 PM Sammettik
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*** Technically, only Scorpion is a ninja. Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke, and Frost all belong to the [[AluminumChristmasTrees Lin Kuei]]. Jade is Kitana's bodyguard, who is a princess, and Mileena is a clone, both of whom would likely be trained in some form of self defense. Rain, also royalty, is also likely trained in self defense and Reptile is another bodyguard. Ermac might count just from the sheer amount of souls he is made with, probability might dictate one of them was a ninja in life. Chameleon may too, I don't know his backstory well, but Khameleon is just a warrior as well. Most of them are made fairly moot anyways, as only Scorpion and the Lin Kuei are from Earthrealm anyways.

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*** Technically, only Scorpion is a ninja. Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke, and Frost all belong to the [[AluminumChristmasTrees Lin Kuei]]. Jade is Kitana's bodyguard, who is a princess, and Mileena is a clone, both of whom would likely be trained in some form of self defense. Rain, also royalty, is also likely trained in self defense and Reptile is another bodyguard. Ermac might count just from the sheer amount of souls he is made with, probability might dictate one of them was a ninja in life. Chameleon may too, I don't know his backstory well, but Khameleon is just a warrior as well. Most of them are made fairly moot anyways, as only Scorpion and the Lin Kuei are from Earthrealm anyways.Earthrealm.
29th May '17 11:56:33 AM nombretomado
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*** In one ''WarriorsOrochi'' gaiden mission, Kunoichi and Nene face each other on the battlefield, and Kunoichi [[LampshadeHanging points this out]]: "Well, if it isn't my SpiritualSuccessor!" (exact words)

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*** In one ''WarriorsOrochi'' ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' gaiden mission, Kunoichi and Nene face each other on the battlefield, and Kunoichi [[LampshadeHanging points this out]]: "Well, if it isn't my SpiritualSuccessor!" (exact words)
28th May '17 3:53:54 PM nombretomado
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** Also, Kat & Ana from WarioWare appear as assist trophy.

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** Also, Kat & Ana from WarioWare ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' appear as assist trophy.
30th Apr '17 7:17:39 PM H2SO4
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** Of course, Jack himself is both a Ninja ''and'' a Samurai. His skills in Ninjutsu came in handy when he had to go through the labyrinth.
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