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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode titled "[[Recap/SamuraiJackSamuraiVsNinja Jack vs. the Ninja]]". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode titled "[[Recap/SamuraiJackSamuraiVsNinja "[[Recap/SamuraiJackS4E1SamuraiVsNinja Jack vs. the Ninja]]". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.


* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode titled "Jack vs. the Ninja". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode titled "Jack "[[Recap/SamuraiJackSamuraiVsNinja Jack vs. the Ninja".Ninja]]". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.

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* The 1986 game, [[VideoGame/GanbareGoemon Mr. Goemon]], based on Goemon Ishikiwa, has the Ninja protagonist face many Samurai {{Mooks}}. Several of the later entries in the franchise feature Samurai enemies as well as honest ones.


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* As mentioned in the intro myths about ''UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon'' have the Ninja thief facing off against Samurai in service of evil lords.


The idea bases itself on the media's perception of the samurai and ninja of Japan holding to opposing ideals, and yet both being considered badass by the general public for their seemingly superhuman feats, skills and philosophies, even to the point of being historically inaccurate, ''especially'' in anime/manga. In RealLife, the samurai and ninja were not mutually exclusive classes; [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1004 most ninjas were actually samurai themselves]]. Though what qualifies as a Ninja

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The idea bases itself on the media's perception of the samurai and ninja of Japan holding to opposing ideals, and yet both being considered badass by the general public for their seemingly superhuman feats, skills and philosophies, even to the point of being historically inaccurate, ''especially'' in anime/manga. In RealLife, the samurai and ninja were not mutually exclusive classes; [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1004 most ninjas were actually samurai themselves]]. Though what qualifies as a Ninja
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The idea bases itself on the media's perception of the samurai and ninja of Japan holding to opposing ideals, and yet both being considered badass by the general public for their seemingly superhuman feats, skills and philosophies, even to the point of being historically inaccurate, ''especially'' in anime/manga. In RealLife, the samurai and ninja were not mutually exclusive classes; [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1004 most ninjas were actually samurai themselves]]. The widespread myth that ninjas were initially peasants that utilized various forms of farm equipment, as well as their knowledge of the land to combat the tyranny of oppressive samurai, is not true.

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The idea bases itself on the media's perception of the samurai and ninja of Japan holding to opposing ideals, and yet both being considered badass by the general public for their seemingly superhuman feats, skills and philosophies, even to the point of being historically inaccurate, ''especially'' in anime/manga. In RealLife, the samurai and ninja were not mutually exclusive classes; [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1004 most ninjas were actually samurai themselves]]. Though what qualifies as a Ninja

The widespread myth belief that ninjas were initially peasants that utilized various forms of farm equipment, as well as their knowledge of the land to combat the tyranny of oppressive samurai, is not true.
often exaggerated. Nevertheless, there are many mythical Ninjas, most famously UsefulNotes/IshikawaGoemon who is said to have [[JustLikeRobinHood robbed from tyrannical ruling class to give to the poor]].


* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode imaginatively titled "Samurai vs Ninja". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode imaginatively titled "Samurai vs "Jack vs. the Ninja". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.


* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode imaginatively titled ''Samurai vs Ninja''. The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' faced a ninja (a ''robot'' ninja, no less) in the episode imaginatively titled ''Samurai "Samurai vs Ninja''.Ninja". The episode played up the contrast between them by having either Jack hiding in the light or the ninja hiding in the shadows at all times, making for one of the more visually spectacular fight scenes on the show.


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* An example shows up in ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', though it would probably be more accurate to describe the whole scene as "[[RussianReversal Ninja in Samurai Town]]". The Imperial Japanese government sends a team of ninjas to infiltrate the village where Lord Katsumoto (the leader of a group of samurai rebels) is residing to try and kill him, though the assassination attempt fails.



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* UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo is one of the most well known ninja in history. However, in reality, he's a {{Samurai}} first who just happened to command a battalion of ninja, he made his debut during the Battle of Anegawa and prefers to ride into battle with spear. His ninja battalion is from his homeland of Iga, therefore he's a literal example of the trope.


* The SixthRanger in ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' is the Green Samurai Ranger (his Sentai predecessor was a ninja like the rest of the team).
** The extra hero Ninjaman in ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' had the ability to to transform into "Samuraiman".

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* Every ninja themed series of ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and its adaptation ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' make at least some connections to samurai.
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The SixthRanger first CombiningMecha of ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'', the Muteki Shogun (adapted as Shogun Megazord in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''), looks like a giant hulking samurai. The extra hero Ninjaman (known as Ninjor in [=''MMPR''=]) makes it even more explicit, having the ability to to transform into "Samuraiman".
** Several of the larger combinations of mecha in ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' and by extension
''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' look like samurai in an otherwise Ninja themed show. The SixthRanger in ''Ninja Storm'' plays this trope up, as he is called the Green Samurai Ranger (his Ranger, while his mecha is called the Samurai Star Megazord, despite his Sentai predecessor was being a ninja like the rest of the team).
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** The extra hero Ninjaman in ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' had ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' manages to sneak this trope in, despite its source, ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' having managed to avert this trope. When the ability Samurai Rangers morph, the TransformationSequence first shows them wearing a stereotypical ninja outfit before donning their ranger suits.
** Several of the main villains in ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' are based on samurai, while the heroes are all ninjas. Kibaoni Gengetsu, the BigBad, is even stated
to to transform have been a human samurai warlord before turning into "Samuraiman".a demon. ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel'' downplays this trope, as all of the villains are aliens playing in an intergalactic gladiator game, with the BigBad Galvanax being the current reigning champion.

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*''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' had quite a few ninja of various schools and orders (and one samurai-esque swordsman) before introducing a true samurai/{{Ronin}} archetype in Yasuo. He doesn't have much respect for any of them.
-->'''Yasuo''': Scurry back to your shadows, ninja.


Regarding this trope, usually one or the other is the protagonist while the other is the antagonist (sometimes the latter appears as an army of {{mooks}}.) When the samurai is the protagonist, more often than not, s/he is a master swordsman who is either humble, or the silent type, able to slice a speeding bullet in two without even so much giving a snarl, as s/he cuts armies of ninja down with a single swipe. As a mook? Usually the samurai is just a loud, bullying dumbass with a sword... live and learn.

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Regarding this trope, usually one or the other is the protagonist while the other is the antagonist (sometimes the latter appears as an army of {{mooks}}.) {{mooks}}). When the samurai is the protagonist, more often than not, s/he is a master swordsman who is either humble, or the silent type, able to slice a speeding bullet in two without even so much giving a snarl, as s/he cuts armies of ninja down with a single swipe. As a mook? Usually the samurai is just a loud, bullying dumbass with a sword... live and learn.


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* In ''Franchise/{{Ninjago}}'' we have Samurai X, a mysterious high-tech samurai that pilots a HumongousMecha and acts as a kind of rival to the ninja. After the Samurai is revealed to be [[spoiler:Nya, she]] becomes a much more active ally and a major part of the team.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' we have Samurai X, a mysterious high-tech samurai that pilots a HumongousMecha and acts as a kind of rival to the ninja. After the Samurai is revealed to be [[spoiler:Nya, she]] becomes a much more active ally and a major part of the team.


The idea bases itself on the media's perception of the samurai and ninja of Japan holding to opposing ideals, and yet both being considered {{badass}} by the general public for their seemingly superhuman feats, skills and philosophies, even to the point of being historically inaccurate, ''especially'' in anime/manga. In RealLife, the samurai and ninja were not mutually exclusive classes; [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1004 most ninjas were actually samurai themselves]]. The widespread myth that ninjas were initially peasants that utilized various forms of farm equipment, as well as their knowledge of the land to combat the tyranny of oppressive samurai, is not true.

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The idea bases itself on the media's perception of the samurai and ninja of Japan holding to opposing ideals, and yet both being considered {{badass}} badass by the general public for their seemingly superhuman feats, skills and philosophies, even to the point of being historically inaccurate, ''especially'' in anime/manga. In RealLife, the samurai and ninja were not mutually exclusive classes; [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1004 most ninjas were actually samurai themselves]]. The widespread myth that ninjas were initially peasants that utilized various forms of farm equipment, as well as their knowledge of the land to combat the tyranny of oppressive samurai, is not true.

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* Being set in the Sengoku era, ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2'' allows the player to command both samurai and ninja. While samurai fight in battles, there are multiple ninja types. Some fight on the battlefield, others sneak around the overworld map and assassinate enemy generals, or sabotage city gates.

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