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Ninja Brat

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A young child or adolescent who aspires to be a Ninja, but has a long way to go and a lot yet to experience before they become a real ninja. Of course, some of them can already be a ninja and kick ass.

Compare Kid Samurai, Young Gun, and Kung-Fu Kid. Contrast Child Soldiers.


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    Comic Books 
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in most media. Michelangelo seems to fit this trope best of them in the later incarnations. Occasionally there are also flashbacks to the turtles' childhoods, when they were small adorable ninjas-to-be.

  • All of the new students attending at Ninja Academy.
  • Spritle in the film version of Speed Racer, but he doesn't pull it off very well.
  • The three protagonists from the 3 Ninjas film series.
  • The Filipino film, Ninja Kids.

    Live-Action TV 

    Professional Wrestling 
  • El Hijo del Ninja, El Ninja Jr and Último Ninja on the Mexican circuit, the latter of whom debuted in his preteens. All three grew up to be respectable luchadors.

    Video Games 

    Web Animation 
  • Garu and Tobe from Pucca.

    Web Comics 
  • In Marilith, Yulia's granddaughter Monika wants to be a ninja when she grows up.
  • Robin's brother in The Wotch, due to being a Naruto fan.
  • The McNinja family in The Adventures of Dr. McNinja have been trained as ninja since birth, although by the time the story begins both the Doc and his little brother Sean have aged out of this trope.

    Web Original 
  • In Game Grumps, Ninja Brian's daughter Ninja Audrey (age two) is more powerful than he is, although unlike him she doesn't have a Ph.D.


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