...The Ninja were basically rural types who had to think outside the bushido box, and therefore got a reputation for deception and trickery; the legends of mystical powers came later. It's like assigning magical powers to The Beverly Hillbilliesnote and then having them topple governments and hire out to the highest bidding supervillain. Okay, my version of The Beverly Hillbillies movie probably would have sucked, too, but it wouldn't have been dull.
Jenkins: Did you hear that?
Jenkins: Because it's a ninja. Run.
We feel the fire burning bright in the night,
where the warrior lives, and the warrior dies!
Wherever you go, we will be by your side,
for the spirit of Ninja will carry the night!
—Strike of the Ninja by DragonForce note