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25th May '16 9:22:47 AM Willbyr
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* Similarly, the ninja in ''NininGaShinobuden'' are incompetent ninja who usually don't even carry shuriken; when they all suddenly produce shuriken and every one hits its target, causing another character to think that maybe they are skilled after all, one calls his mother on a cell phone to tell her that he has touched a shuriken for the first time.

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* Similarly, the ninja in ''NininGaShinobuden'' ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' are incompetent ninja who usually don't even carry shuriken; when they all suddenly produce shuriken and every one hits its target, causing another character to think that maybe they are skilled after all, one calls his mother on a cell phone to tell her that he has touched a shuriken for the first time.
8th May '16 1:59:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''PhoenixForce'' battled the Tigers of Justice, a radical Japanese group using ninja techniques to attack nuclear power plants to avenge Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In later books they receive the help of John Trent, a Japanese-American master of ninjutsu.

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* ''PhoenixForce'' ''[[Literature/TheExecutioner Phoenix Force]]'' battled the Tigers of Justice, a radical Japanese group using ninja techniques to attack nuclear power plants to avenge Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In later books they receive the help of John Trent, a Japanese-American master of ninjutsu.
1st May '16 11:36:05 PM MasamiPhoenix
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Female ninja are often called ''kunoichi'' in a pun on the kanji for woman (女, ''onna''/''jo''), which looks like it's made up of ''ku'' (く), ''no'' (ノ), and ''ichi'' (一). Kunoichi are often portrayed in media as experts in seduction and poisons. [[PoisonousPerson Or both at the same time.]] Kunoichi are also often seen in outfits that combine a hodgepodge of [[KimonoFanService traditional clothing]], [[StockingFiller fishnet]], [[{{Stripperific}} bared skin]], [[VictoriasSecretCompartment and strategically-placed weapons]].

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Female ninja are often called ''kunoichi'' in a pun on the kanji for woman (女, ''onna''/''jo''), which looks like it's made up of ''ku'' (く), ''no'' (ノ), and ''ichi'' (一). Kunoichi are often portrayed in media as experts in seduction and poisons. [[PoisonousPerson Or both at the same time.]] Kunoichi are also often seen in outfits that combine a hodgepodge of [[KimonoFanService traditional clothing]], [[StockingFiller fishnet]], [[{{Stripperific}} bared skin]], [[VictoriasSecretCompartment and strategically-placed weapons]].
weapons]]. The most common weapon for them is twin knives, which they DualWield and have at least one of them in a ReverseGrip.
30th Mar '16 11:57:00 PM Papayaman1000
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* Ever-present in Klei's VideoGame/MarkOfTheNinja. Often praised for being a particularly accurate depiction, as well.
28th Mar '16 3:34:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The {{OVA}} version of ''SakuraTaisen'' slyly acknowledges the origin of the traditional ninja garb-- The stage crew of the Imperial Theatre -- the secret headquarters of the Flower Division -- are all ninja, and ninja with all manner of "ninja magic" at that.

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* The {{OVA}} version of ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' slyly acknowledges the origin of the traditional ninja garb-- garb -- The stage crew of the Imperial Theatre -- the secret headquarters of the Flower Division -- are all ninja, and ninja with all manner of "ninja magic" at that.
26th Mar '16 8:10:35 PM Willbyr
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* Hsiao-Lan, as well as [[spoiler:Rapunzel[=/=]Hotaru]] in ''RoseGunsDays'' have a similar role, the latter's being close to that of the kunoichi.

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* Hsiao-Lan, as well as [[spoiler:Rapunzel[=/=]Hotaru]] in ''RoseGunsDays'' ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'' have a similar role, the latter's being close to that of the kunoichi.
18th Mar '16 2:16:23 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has ninjas as a [[{{Wutai}} Hoshidan]]-exclusive unit class; they're fast and frail, use hidden weapons to attack, and can pick locks and open treasure chests, making them similar to Thieves from previous ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games. The most prominent ones are: Kaze (who joins the PlayerCharacter no matter what path they take), Saizou (Kaze's older brother who joins only in the Hoshido [[spoiler: and Invisible Kingdom]] paths), Kagerou (ditto), and Gurei (ditto again, and additionally [[spoiler: he is Saizou's son/Kaze's nephew. ''And'' both Kagerou and a Female Avatar are among his prospect mothers]].)

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has ninjas as a [[{{Wutai}} Hoshidan]]-exclusive unit class; they're fast and frail, use hidden weapons to attack, and can pick locks and open treasure chests, making them similar to Thieves from previous ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games. The most prominent ones are: are Kaze, Saizo (Kaze's older brother), Kagero, and Asugi ([[spoiler:Saizou's son/Kaze's nephew, with both Kagero and a Female Avatar among his prospect mothers]]); with the exception of Kaze (who joins follows the PlayerCharacter no matter regardless of what path they take), Saizou (Kaze's older brother who joins choose), they will only in join the Hoshido [[spoiler: and Invisible Kingdom]] paths), Kagerou (ditto), and Gurei (ditto again, and additionally [[spoiler: he is Saizou's son/Kaze's nephew. ''And'' both Kagerou and a Female Avatar are among his prospect mothers]].)party on the ''Birthright'' ([[spoiler:and ''Invisible Kingdom'']]) path.
11th Mar '16 8:08:11 AM erforce
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* Of course, the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', which are basically the most famous American comic book ninja.

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* Of course, the ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage'', which are basically the most famous American comic book ninja.



* The popularity of ninja in Western media may have started with the ''Film/JamesBond'' film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' from 1967. Most of those ninja were depicted as being more like members of an elite government special forces unit than invisible assassins, however. (Except for the one who killed the Bond girl, of course.)

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* ''Film/JamesBond''
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The popularity of ninja in Western media may have started with the ''Film/JamesBond'' ''Bond'' film ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' from 1967. Most of those ninja were depicted as being more like members of an elite government special forces unit than invisible assassins, however. (Except for the one who killed the Bond girl, of course.)



* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': The 1990 live action film adaptation of the popular cartoon series, which has since gone on to become a CultClassic.

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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'': The 1990 live action film adaptation of the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 popular cartoon series, which has since gone on to become a CultClassic.
1st Mar '16 12:44:27 PM MsChibi
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* Although ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'' does ''not'' actually describe Beyond Birthday as being a ninja, his way of doing things ''is'' certainly very ninja-like. He makes use of [[MasterPoisoner toxins]] (anesthetizing his victims with poison before actually killing them), sneaks into his victims' homes, hides in plain sight, eavesdrops on conversations, evidently works quickly, and takes on the role of an "unprivate detective" to get the families of his victims (and the FinalGirl) to trust him.
20th Feb '16 11:48:51 AM ZelmanClock
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* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is the descendant of an ancient clan of female ninjas.

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* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is the descendant of an ancient clan of female ninjas. Her ancestor Tatsuko was a member of the Iga clan before going out on her own.
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