'''Basic Trope''': A {{ninja}} who isn't Japanese.
* '''Straight''':
** Bob is an American ninja.
** Bob is a black ninja.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob, an American ninja, regularly hangs out with Pierre, a French ninja; Olaf, a Swedish ninja; Omar, an Egyptian ninja; and Wallace, an Australian ninja.
** Bob is a conservative, beer-drinking, all-American GoodOlBoy from Texas who wears a ninja suit, speaks both English and Japanese, quotes eastern philosophy, carries a ninjato and shurikens, and lives in a traditional Japanese-style house. In Texas.
** Obo is an alien ninja from District 92 of the 35th Line City from Eemorykah.
** BOB is a robot ninja made in a Russian test lab in the U.S.A.
** Bawb is a mutant ninja that comes from another dimension.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Feng is [[InterchangeableAsianCultures a Chinese ninja.]]
** Bob is a ninja and [[MixedAncestry part Japanese]]. But he identifies more with his non-Japanese heritage or he is only a quarter Japanese (or less) or both.
* '''Justified''': [[TruthInTelevision Bob travelled to Japan to be trained in ninjitsu.]]
* '''Inverted''':
** Takeshi is a Japanese cowboy.
** Takeshi is a Japanese knight.
* '''Subverted''':
** Bob is Japanese-American.
** Bob is an Asian using LatexPerfection (or perhaps some [[{{Blackface}} more]] [[{{Brownface}} controversial]] [[WhiteLikeMe methods]]) to look like he's of different race.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ...however, his parents were Americans living in Japan who moved back to America.
** Bob might be Asian, but he's not Japanese. He's actually Vietnamese.
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob is an OccidentalOtaku who thought it'd be cool to become a ninja.
** Bob is an obese white American ninja who hangs out with his black friends.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ...but although his father was white, Bob's mother was Japanese.
* '''Averted''':
** If ninja show up at all, they're all Japanese.
** It's impossible to tell what nationality the ninja are, as they're masters of stealth, disguise, and subterfuge.
* '''Enforced''': "Ninja are cool and they should be in, but this show doesn't take place anywhere near Japan. I'm sure we can bend the rules a bit."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Who cares if I'm not Japanese? I can still be a ninja if I want to!"
* '''Invoked''': Impressed by his potential, a Japanese ninjitsu master allows Bob to train under him so that he can spread the art of ninjitsu to America.
* '''Exploited''': Bob works with a group of ninja who ''are'' Japanese and send him to infiltrate in a situation where a Japanese person would be out of place.
* '''Defied''': Bob's sensei refuses to train him because he does not want to share his teachings with outsiders.
* '''Discussed''': "Wait, aren't ninja supposed to be Japanese?"
* '''Conversed''': "Why'd they throw in an American ninja? Do they think that being cool is better than being accurate?"
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob's American heritage makes his fellow ninja unable to take him seriously, and he's branded as a poser.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Bob refuses to let the views of others get in his way and continues to train to become a ninja, eventually becoming a master.
** They only call him a poser as a person. Other than that, they respect him as a ninja.
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