Bee Bee Gun: In the form of the Ninja Bee Ball. The bees however, attack everyone, including him.
Book Dumb: He’s failing science, and doing poorly in most (if not all) of his classes, but he’s shown to be awesome at riddles. The first episode shows that he's pretty good at (BSing) English too since he got his highest grade so far—a B.
Catch Phrase: "What the juice?!" He also has a number of Catch Phrases in the form of odd euphemisms and lingo, such as "that's the cheese" (that's the best), "so honkin' bruce" (that's freaking awesome), "shnasty" (extremely gross), and "so wonk" (so lame), many of which are Share Phrases.
Distressed Dude: He is sometimes this in recent episodes, starting with Nukid on the Block. Although he's more of a badass-in-distress and less of a dude-in-distress than Howard, he's able to escape all on his own, with the exceptions of Nukid on the Block where Howard came to his rescue after nearly getting choked to death by Franz Nukid, and Bash Johnson: 11th Grade Ninja where Bash (the actual dude-in-distress) kicked a robo-ape off of Randy who is holding onto the edges of a vaporizer as a robo-ape tries to push him inside the vaporizer.
Badass in Distress: Proves to be this, both in Der Monster Klub, Raiders of the Lost Nomicon and Secret Stache. In all of these episodes, he escapes all on his own.
Healing Hands: The ninja art of healing. The first time he tried it he did not fully read how to do it and accidentally brought Jerry Driscoll's skeleton back to life (as well as multiple miscellaneous creatures in the science classroom). He has more control of it by the time of Silent Punch, Deadly Punch.
Living Legend: The Ninja has protected Norrisville for years, making Randy fit the trope by being the new Ninja.
Mad Mathematician/Good with Numbers: His math skills were mentioned on his essay in Last Stall on the Left and then shown in Escape from Detention Island while proving Howard's innocence to Principal Slimovitz.
On the other hand, Randy likes to cover up the Nomicon with his math textbook.
Magic Knight: Is slowly coming into the mystical powers of the Ninja.
Demonic Possession: Twice. The first time when Randy accidentally freed the Tengu. The second time when Randy freed the Tengu deliberately to better fight the Sorcerer.
Distressed Dude: More so than Randy, both in older episodes and the more recent ones. Sometimes he escapes all on his own without Randy's help and sometimes Randy has to rescue him before things could get any uglier.
Fake Ultimate Hero: During his brief stint as the Ninja, his boorish behavior and abuse of his position for personal gain even made the amnesiac Randy, who was initially elated that his best friend was the Ninja, realize that he wasn't the real deal.
My Sister Is Off Limits: In Shloomp! There It Is!, despite not being fond of his sister, he was horrified and disgusted when "Randy"note "Nomi-Randy", the consciousness that the Ninjanomicon put in Randy's body flirts with Heidi.
Devil in Plain Sight: Hannibal McFist is this to the general public, who in turn adore him a lot for being the head of the city's major consumer products company. It's incredible how everybody ignores the right cyborg arm with a brain with eyes on the wrist. That is SO TOTALLY not evil-looking, oh no!
This turn out to be a good thing cause when he lost it, the sorcerer stanked him and turn him to what could be described as the love child of Blanka and the hulk with the brain in his cyborg arm becoming a second head that shoots acid!!
Genre Savvy: McFist reveals he is this in "Silent Punch, Deadly Punch" when Randy sneaks into his house.
He sometimes kidnap teenagers who are mistaken to be the ninja in the more recent episodes, starting with Bash Johnson: 11th Grade Ninja, even though he did kidnap Howard in Gossip Boy upon learning that Howard knows who the ninja is.
Mega Corp.: He inherited McFist Industries from his father and brother. Hannibal is implied to have made the company even more successful with the help of Viceroy's genius, laying claim to most of Norrisville's public services and businesses. Ironically, because of this nigh-monopoly, its McFist's own property that bears the brunt of the damage during his attempts to destroy the Ninja.
Sarcasm-Blind: When McFist and Viceroy were discussing options about which superpower to pick (the Sorcerer will give McFist a superpower if he destroys the Ninja), Viceroy suggested the ability to understand sarcasm. McFist asked when he'd need it.
Sketchy Successor: In comparison to Terry, the actual inheritor of McFist Industries, he's a far better businessman. The sketchy part comes in due to his moral compass being much more askew than either his dad or brother by virtue of him selling out the planet to the Sorcerer in exchange for superpowers.
Sure, Let's Go with That: Hannibal McFist once tried to destroy the Ninja with an Powered Armor. When the Ninja removed the helmet, he assumed McFist was being forced. McFist tried to play along but the Ninja wondered why somebody would force him. Since McFist failed to come up with an excuse, the Ninja figured out McFist is a Villain with Good Publicity.
In the Season 1 finale, the Sorcerer erroneously believes that McFist made good on his word to free him and neither he or Viceroy feels too inclined to correct him.
An ancient evil defeated and sealed by the Norisu Nine 800 years ago. In the present he made a deal with McFist to give him a superpower if he destroyed the Ninja. He "stanks" students (that is, turns them into monsters to do his evil will) to create enough chaos for him to escape his imprisonment.
Ironic Hell: 800 years ago, he coveted the power of the Tengu Stone. The First Ninja eventually used it to imprison him and he now spends his days chained to a rock with the stone high above him, in his sight, but completely out of his reach.
Sealed Evil in a Can: The last of the Norisu Nine sealed him beneath the Earth, but in the present day, Norrisville High School was built on top of it. He still stirs up trouble in order to free himself.
McFist's mad scientist who creates whatever evil machinations he asks for.
Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil : Depending on the episode. The Halloween special emphasizes how underhanded and ruthless he can be sometimes. Not only did he betray Driscoll to the authorities to become valedictorian of his class (and is most definitely not sorry for the act), he also ended up purloining the man's death ray decades later. He was also more than willing to use said death ray to wipe out Norrisville and its inhabitants to prevent the zombie plague from spreading, expressing mild glee at the prospect of doing so. On the other hand, he can be genuinely friendly and kind and acts more as a Punch Clock Villain.
Made of Indestructium: Many of the products and weapons he designs for the company are nigh-indestructible. They only break if a minuscule design flaw he overlooked is ruthlessly exploited or if Hannibal himself made some budget cuts during their construction.
The backbone of McFist's corporate empire who serve a wide variety of functions that keep the various workings and businesses of McFist Industries running. They serve a far more sinister purpose as frontline enforcers of whatever.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Have a modicum of free will that eventually has them turn against McFist. Ultimately subverted in that all they wanted was an apology and are quick to resume their normal duties once placated.
Super-Powered Robot Meter Maids: They're powerful enough to give the Ninja a run for his money on occasion. They're also used as waiters, secretaries, cooks, musicians, engineers, janitors among other servile professions with little aesthetic or internal differences among them.
Drill Sergeant Nasty: Played with. While he is most certainly this in his first appearence, his loss to the ninja and Mind Wipe seem to mellow him out and he makes a career out of being a positive motivational speaker.
Shadow Archetype: As previously stated Mac Antfee was the '85 ninja, and although he had some skill and more like Randy, he had none of Randy's good qualities, like how Randy tries to make up for his mistakes and stop monsters at personal cost, in fact, he was essentially fired, and wants revenge.
The Chosen Zero: At first, Randy thought that Mac Antfee would actually help him regain his confidence of being the right guy to be the ninja because he was the ninja of '85, but when he meets Mac Antfee in person, Randy realizes that Mac Antfee wasn't the past ninja he thought he was - he learns that Mac Antfee was fired from being the ninja because he was such a violent jerk. After learning that Mac is planning on getting the mask, Randy did not hesitate on kicking his butt in his own camp.
Top-Heavy Guy: Unlike most examples, this doesn't stop him from kicking really, really hard.
A grotesque and powerful demonic bird entity that is the source of the Ninja Suit's power. It is fundamentally linked with the suit's wellbeing; Whatever damage one incurs, the other receives in turn. This also extends to the person (if any) wearing the suit during said injury. It is tentatively sealed in the stone eye of the atrium floor mosaic.
Attack Its Weakpoint: Its Demon Feathers. After they were stripped from it and turned into the Ninja Suit, the suit itself became its weakpoint.
A psychotic Cajun trapper who made his first appearance in "Swampy Seconds".
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
He uses a magic purple powder, which he got from the "Spirit of the Swamp," to control the animals of the swamp. This purple power can also stank him at his own will, turning him into a Pythanthigator.
The Beastmaster: A combination of voodoo powder and magical collars allow him to control multiple animals of all shapes and sizes at once. These measures also work on people.
The Bus Came Back: Returns in a later episode to tell Hannibal and Viceroy what he believes to be the Ninja's true identity in exchange for the latest McFist Pad. This effectively jumpstarts the plot of "Bring me the Head of Reginald Bagel".
Faux Affably Evil: Although he's often polite and doesn't even kill the animals he captures, Catfish has no problems with feeding intruders to his pets or scoffing at Randy's apparent Heroic Sacrifice.
A cute, strange girl with a sweet voice and a couple screws loose. She’s a member of N.H.S.'s Baton Twirlin' Team, the Chess Team AND Der Monster Klüb. She likes to twirl batons and is friends with Debbie.
Cool Loser: Despite being cute and athletic, she's one of the four most unpopular students in school.
Murder the Hypotenuse: After getting stanked in Shloomp! There It Is due to heartbreak (see the Ship Tease example below), her monster self tries to kill Heidi.
Nerves of Steel: She was able to keep her cool in Night of the Living McFizzles. Compare Howard's dramatics over losing his candy during the zombie invasion to Theresa calmly giving him half her McFizzles so he would stop crying.
Ship Tease: With Randy in Night of the Living McFizzies and Der Monster Klub.
It is more cemented that she likes Randy in Shloomp! There It Is when the reason she got stanked in that episode is when was heartbroken and crying when "Randy"note Actually "Nomi-Randy", the consciousness that the Ninjanomicon put in Randy's body ignores her and flirts with Heidi Wienerman. She got destanked when Randy gave her a bouquet of flowers and apologized.
Took a Level in Jerkass: In Der Monster Klub. Once armed with the knowledge as to why students are stanked, he quickly humiliates his fellow Klüb members to get them sad enough so they can be turned into monsters and take revenge on their respective tormentors. He even tries to stop the ninja from interfering with their retribution.
Why Did it Have to be Dogs: His phobia as revealed in McFear Factor. It's unknown if it's the dog in general, the dog being blind or the dog wearing sunglasses.
With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After taking over McFist Industries, when the "wind" (fart) powered rides don't get enough power from the cows he switches over to abducting people to harness their prune smoothie induced "wind".
The First Ninja
Voiced by: Joel McHale
The first of the Norrisville Ninjas and the last of the Norisu Nine.
Arch-Enemy: Until their final battle, he was this to the Sorcerer throughout most of his life. On his part, the Sorcerer greatly dislikes him for both banishing the Sorceress to the Land of Shadows and imprisoning him underground.
Badass: Battled the Sorcerer for years throughout the globe.
Big Damn Heroes: Prevents the Sorcerer from killing Randy and Howard and finally gets to toss him into the pit.
Brought Down to Normal: After his time as the Ninja had ended, he put all of his knowledge and experience gained from his tenure into the Ninjanomicon, expelling them from his mind.
Ice-Cream Koan: Half of his lines are made up of these in contrast to the genuine riddles and lessons the Ninjanomicon provides.
Kill It with Fire: Has a stronger variation of the Tengu Fire Ball that takes the form of a roaring dragon. It's powerful enough to disable the Sorcerer for a modest amount of time.