Playing With: McNinja
Basic Trope: A ninja who isn't Japanese.
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- Bob is an American ninja.
- Bob is a black ninja.
- 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 Good Ol' Boy 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.
- Justified: Bob travelled to Japan to be trained in ninjitsu.
- Takeshi is a Japanese cowboy.
- Takeshi is a Japanese knight.
- 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.
- Bob is an Occidental Otaku 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.
- 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.
- 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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