Quotes / Highly Visible Ninja

"Word of advice. White isn't a good color for stealth."
Dragon, Antihero for Hire

"While most ninjas are notorious for being silent assassins of the night, it's nice to see one who's not afraid to climb trees and wear neon dresses."

"Apparently the 'traditional Japanese arts of ninjitsu' don't include stealth..."
Bridget, Guilty Gear XX

(Continuum Shift) "Hold on a second. Aren't the ninja of Ikaruga supposed to be super-stealthy and stuff? ...You're so incredibly loud... and scruffy..."
(Chronophantasma) "As a former member of the Intelligence department, I must confess, you're pretty damn scruffy. I'm not sure how you're supposed to carry out covert operations... you being the way you are."
Makoto to Bang Shishigami, BlazBlue Arcade Mode

"Bang Shishigami...he's a ninja from Ikaruga, supposedly, and he has a big X-shaped scar on his face. He's said to talk very loud, and very often. He's scruffy and sweaty and... he doesn't sound very much like a ninja, now that I think about it..."
Sena, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Story Mode

Aya: Born in darkness, living in darkness... such is the fate of a ninja! I am Aya, ninja warrior!
Misty: But don't you think that color's a little bright for a ninja?
Aya: I don't need your fashion report!

Ninja Rick: Is Batman a ninja?
Galasso: Only when he's neon green!

Pat: Matt, you're the worst sneaky ninja.
Matt: No one can see I'm here; I'm Mr.Incognito.
Pat: Ugh, you don't even know what that word means.
Matt: It means no one can see us with our eyeballs.
— Two Best Friends Play

"I wish Ryu Hayabusa would go back to his NES era costume. Blue is a more badass color for a ninja since it says 'I'm so sure I can kick your ass I don't even need to blend in!'"

Ibuki: Excuse me! Do you know where I can find the ice cream shop in Harajuku?
Sakura: Wow! You must be a Ninja! Way cool!
Ibuki: Oh no! You saw through my disguise with a mere glance! Now I must silence you to conceal my identity!
Sakura: I think almost anyone could tell you're a Ninja... But I accept your challenge if it's a fight you want!
"You call yourself a ninja, but you stand out far too much. Is your clothing not a hindrance to your work?"

"Purple? Rain chooses his wardrobe most curiously."

Miharu: ...Hey, mister... Isn't that embarrassing? That ninja look.
Random Ninja: Shut up!!!

Ninja #1: NINJAS!
Sam & Fuzzy, after the ninja explode through a wall

When you need to go deep undercover, one disguise is not enough! Put a hood over that ski-mask, then wrap a towel around it. Boldly announce to the world that you are inconspicuous!
— Description of the Dashin' Hashashin, Team Fortress 2

Intelligence operations funded with blood draw more attention than those funded with cash.

Waiter: That man does not look anything like a ninja.
Chef: Ah, but that is exactly what a ninja should look like.
— Staff of a French Ninja Restaurant discussing this trope, Freefall.

"In 1989, worldwide, children were infatuated with ninjas. It was just, like, ninja ninja ninja, all the time. Our parents played cowboys and Indians in the back alley; we played ninjas and some other ninjas in the cul-de-sac... despite the fact that, even if they weren't 80-percent myth in the first place, real ninjas would not go around wearing flashy red outfits and walking down the street in broad daylight. There's nothing even remotely 'shadow arts' about that nonsense. We didn't care. We preferred them that way, in fact."
Kevin Gifford, review of The Ninja Warriors

"Points for considering camouflage, Agent Thorton. But try something that blends in with civilians rather than your surroundings."
Omen Deng, Alpha Protocol

White clothing for a killer was a tradition among the Parshendi. Although Szeth had not asked, his masters had explained why.
White to be bold. White to not blend into the night. White to give warning.
For if you were going to assassinate a man, he was entitled to see you coming.

"Lady Nene, a ninja should hide in the shadows."
Mitsunari Ishida, Samurai Warriors 4