This is a ninja passing through walls. No, this is ninjutsu— Fushimi: Don't forget the lesbian half-demon winged samurai, the Gothloli vampire who's Really Years Old , and perverted talking ermine. This series is a Super Robot Genre , sci-fi series. Still, in episode 46 Big Bad Dr. Hell decided changing his usual strategy and instead of two Humongous Mecha he created two three-meters-tall ninja robots the Blazas S1 and S2 "brothers" to carry a sabotaging mission off.
They could perform complicated acrobatics, and threw shurikens -as well as missiles-. There was no apparent mission for them being ninjas other than ninjas are cool. Mobile Fighter G Gundam. No, it's not the Neo Japan representative. Germany's representative is a Ninja Jester Mecha Pilot clone of the main character's brother. Even better example is Ninja Senshi Tobikage who even looks like a ninja.
Of course, the first episode is set in Fuchsia City, which had an entire gym full of ninja - which kinda defeats the idea of secrecy. One could say Ash is quite the ninja at times, in the movies at least. In the first movie he does that cool flip thing when he gets knocked down when he attacks Mewtwo by himself, how he flips off of wooden posts in the wall and catches the Jewel of Life in said movie while being who knows how far above the ground?
They wanted the movies to be awesome, thus they made Ash a ninja. Ash himself catches a Froakie, which he eventualy fully evolves into Greninja. The villagers take some inspiration from Naruto , including a Dirty Old Man and a year old Kunoichi who is capable of making herself look young and attractive. And then we have a character named Sanpei who shares the same voice with Boruto. Speaking of which, you'd think Naruto , a manga entirely about ninjas, would be unable to have gratituous ninjas in the setting Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: How do you make more awesome a Five-Man Band of highly-trained spandex-suited teenagers, equipped with Badass Capes , Cool Helmets all kind of weapons, a Cool Ship and combat vehicles?
You make them ninjas, of course! Stellvia of the Universe features a spaceship pilot in training who dresses like a ninja and gives away shurikens for no apparent reason other than it being awesome. One shows up in the anime adaptation of Zorro , of all places, where he was after the title character for a episode on request of the man who had saved his life. The ninja nearly got the hero thanks to the Shadow Pin trick Except Zorro managed to escape the first encounter and had a book on ninjas at home, one that explained it's a hypnosis-related technique and you can counter it by not looking in the ninja's eyes when he's about to throw the kunai.
They really didn't need ninja, but aren't you happy they added them anyways? The Duel Monsters card game has almost every kind of theme imaginable, ranging from powerful Egyptian Gods to apocalyptic Humongous Mechas to heroes from space to circus-themed animals to Lovecraftian creatures.
Ninjas are just one of their many themes. Filler character Jean-Claude Magnum is a Hollywood film star who is famous for starring in ninja films. While he himself is not a typical ninja and doesn't even act like one in person, he uses a Ninja deck, and at one point, one of his colleagues disguised himself as one of Jean-Claude's monsters to capture Mai. Yamikawa is a ninja, but appears more like a samurai due to his usage of his sword and he doesn't act much like a ninja. Yamikawa was also the original owner of Number Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja.
The Fuuma Clan is a Duel School that teaches young Duelists to become ninjas and how to use their ninja skills in a Duel. Due to the Action Duel mechanic where you can add Action Cards from different locations to your hand, running, jumping and other physical abilities are needed to get Action Cards. Both of them use Twillight Ninja decks, with Tsukikage pursuing a defensive strategy and chipping the opponent's Life Points with little damage, while Hikage uses an offensive style.
Their ninja skills are also helpful outside of dueling, as they can gather information and move in the shadows to support their comrades and clients. After Hikage is carded early on, Tsukikage is currently the only ninja on The Team. His fighting style revolved around smattering amounts of misdirection, including move-reversal so fast that it looked like reality warped, and having fake body parts ready with strings to make it seem like he could fight while dismembered.
He eventually died Permanently in the Sequel Series at the hands of Hanzo. Comic Books One issue of the Astro City "Dark Ages" story arc starts off with a martial arts fight between two kung-fu superheroes and a team of flying jetpack ninja. In some continuities, Batman learned some of his skills from ninja. The entire backstory of Daredevil was retconned to include Ninja when Frank Miller became his writer.
One of the classic moments from Mark Waid 's run on The Flash ; our hero is out at a restaurant with his girlfriend, who is showing signs of wanting to talk about their relationship. The Kingpin uses "more than the usual amount of ninjas" to threaten the Runaways into giving him a MacGuffin , during Joss Whedon 's run. The Scott Pilgrim series has two: You won't feel a thing unless she wants you to. She twists the blade. Psylocke is practically the Anthropomorphic Personification of this trope.
As the equally British sister of Captain Britain, she was moderately attractive and loved by fans Similarly, Kitty Pryde , during a trip to Japan, was abducted and mind screwed by the demonic Ogun, who downloaded a lifetime's worth of experience into her head, turning her Brainwashed and Crazy. Once she got her mind back, she retained much of her ninja skills. Joe started out as a badass mute commando with a badly scarred face and an impressive collection of spike-knuckled trench knives. Later in the Marvel run, established characters Scarlett, Firefly, and Zartan were added to the growing ninja rosters.
The Last Man follows the last man on earth after a gendercide and must contend with a post-apocalyptic Lady Land. One of the main villains is, rather inexplicably, a classic Hollywood ninja who dresses in black and uses swords, throwing stars and smoke bombs. Vinyl and Octavia are attacked by ninjas, so they end up having to fight them. In the author notes, the author flat-out says that he wrote the story because he just wanted to write a story with ninjas in it.
Films — Animation Storks: Nate makes it abundantly clear in his letter to the storks that he wants a baby brother with ninja skills.
Well, he got one of those things. School's Out has Dr. Benedict employing a bunch of ninjas for unclear reasons- they do chase the gang at one point, and when Ms. Finster and Randall see them pass by Randall had just managed to free Finster from a window and are promptly baffled as to what they just saw.
She's later seen reporting to the police that she thinks they're using the school as a secret ninja training facility- they just laugh her off. And the whole movie itself shifts away from the Serious Business plots of the series into more of a Genre Buster.
Ninjas in an ostensibly medieval European fantasy setting? Yeah, we're not sure why Uwe Boll added them either Which just goes to prove not even Ninja can make anything produced by Uwe Boll awesome. Eliminators wasn't content with its cyborgs, mad scientists, flying robots, boat chases and cavemen, but adds a ninja character two thirds of the way into the movie to complete the set. The gratuitousness of this is even lampshaded by one of the characters: What is this, anyway?
Some kinda goddamned comic book? We got robots, we got cavemen, we got kung fu In a European fantasy kingdom. Given the other anachronisms already shown, it's not that farfetched. The fact that they are summoned by breaking the glass on a button box just makes it better. It is later clarified that both the dragons and the dragon riders are ninjas. Presumably, the awesomeness of all that ninjatude is why the show has such a devoted fanbase.
Ripcord and Duke from G. The audience doesn't question that because he's a goddamn Ninja. The driving logic behind the Godfrey Ho Ninja Movies , which takes existing film and splices in ninja scenes woven into the plot via dubbing and Cut-and-Paste Translation. The movie is going along like "Dances with Samurai" when suddenly a Ninja vs. Samurai battle breaks out halfway through the movie. Vin Diesel film The Pacifier featured ninja as home invaders in a relatively family-friendly film.
They were actually North Korean terrorists. Vin's character, a badass commando who fights the ninjas off, dismissively says to himself, "Ninjas," implying that this isn't the first time he's had to deal with attackers in black pajamas. Ninja appear in Speed Racer. Oddly enough, they attack the Japanese racing team, rather than working with them as one might expect a ninja to do.
This exchange from You Only Live Twice sums things up: Do you have any commandos here? I have much, much better. Sam Peckinpah 's film about the corporate face of international espionage has to have ninjas, including a Big Badass Battle Sequence in the mothball fleet. Gamebooks In the Fighting Fantasy book Deathtrap Dungeon , one of your competitors is a ninja despite the book being set in a pseudo-European medieval world. Literature Toshiro is a minor antagonist in The Affix —so minor that he shows up extremely late and is shooed away at gunpoint before he can even get his whole first name out.
He believes the gem will help him find Atlantis. Spoofed in the book Interesting Times , which has a scene where an entire training hall of ninja are soundly defeated by a half-dozen barbarians, one of whom is in a wooden wheelchair.