"Ladies cringed when they see me, my foes reviled me, I am the invincible Ninja, Raizo of the Mist in the flesh!! NIN! NIN!"
― Raizo (One Piece)

The archetype for a character who is a ninja.

Also Called

  • Kunoichi
  • Shinobi

Properties

Ninjas are mercenary assassins, spies, and saboteurs in feudal Japan. They practiced the art of ninjutsu which focused on numerous disciplines like spiritual refinement, unarmed combat, tactics, escaping, concealment, water training, and so on and so forth. They also equipped many different weapons and tools such as swords, staffs, sai (prongs), nunchaku (chain sticks), kusarigama (chain sickles), shuriken, kunai, etc. Ninjas were masters of disguise and they usually dressed like civilians in order to avoid suspicion.

Associated Powers

Relationships

Variations

Example Characters

See Also: Ninja Tropes.

Literature

  • Nicholas Linnear ('ies)
  • E.Aster Bunnymund/The Easter Bunny (The Guardians of Childhood)

Live Television/Movies

  • Nobu Yoshioka (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Matthew Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Venus de Milo (Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation)
  • Ninjor (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Hunter Bradley (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Blake Bradley (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Dustin Brooks (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Shane Clarke (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Tori Hanson (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Cameron Watanabe (Power Rangers Ninja Storm)
  • Ninja Steel Rangers (Power Rangers Ninja Steel)
  • Various Villains (Power Rangers series)
    • Onikage (Power Rangers Wild Force)
    • Ninja (Power Rangers Dino Super Charge)
    • Galactic Ninjas (Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel)
  • Daito (Ready Player One)
  • Sho (Ready Player One)
  • April O'Neil (TMNT 2007 film)
  • Rentaro Kagura/ Kamen Rider Shinobi (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
  • Ishina (Supah Ninjas)
  • Supah Ninjas (Supah Ninjas)

Cartoons

  • Dina and Dash (The Awesomes)
  • The Invisible Hand of The Floating Glove (The Awesomes)
  • Forever Ninja (Ben 10)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Tarakuto (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Monkey Fist/Monty Fiske (Kim Possible)
  • Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)
  • Ninjas (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Double Ninja Ninja (¡Mucha Lucha!)
  • Enid (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Shy Ninja (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Night Ninja and Ninjalinos (PJ Masks)
  • Garu (Pucca)
  • Randy Cunningham (Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja)
  • Blindstrike (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003/2012 TV series)
  • Cody Jones (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)
  • Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Dark Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)
  • NightBird (Transformers G1)

Tokusatsu

  • Kakuranger Team (Ninja Sentai Kakuranger)
  • Ninjaman (Ninja Sentai Kakuranger)
  • Kouta Bitou (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Ikkou Kasumi (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Isshu Kasumi (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Nanami Nono (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Yousuke Shiina (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Shurikenger (Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Ninninger Team (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
  • Rentaro Kagura/Kamen Rider Shinobi (Kamen Rider Zi-O)

Comics

  • Gossamer Clan Minjas (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Raiju Clan Ninjas (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shinobi Clan (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
    • Bride of Constant Vigil
  • Yagyu Clan ninjas (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • The League of Assassins/Shadows (DC Comics)
  • Tsunami Brigand (Gold Digger)
  • Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe)
  • Jinx (G.I. Joe)
  • Thomas S. Arashikage/Storm Shadow (G.I. Joe)
  • Fire Fly (G.I. Joe)
  • Ogun (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
  • The Hand (Marvel Comics)
    • Tomi Shishido/The Gorgon
    • Maki Matsumoto/Lady Bullseye
  • Chaste (Marvel Comics)
  • Matthew "Matt" Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock/Psylocke (Marvel Comics)
  • Izo (Marvel Comics)
  • Stick (Marvel Comics)
  • Roxanne "Roxy" Richter (Scott Pilgrim); Half Ninja
  • Ninjas Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Foot Clan Ninjas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Neko Ninja Clan (Usagi Yojimbo)
    • Shingen
    • Chizu
    • Kagemaru
  • Komori Ninja (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Mogura Ninja (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • Colin King/Ninjak (Valiant Entertainment Comics)

Anime/Manga

  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Shun Kazami (Bakugan)
  • Fade Ninja (Bakugan Battle Planet)
  • Ninja Salamander (Beyblade)
  • Suì-Fēng (Bleach)
  • Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach)
  • Sarutobi Shinobu (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu)
  • Junko Hattori (Demon King Daimao)
  • Ninjamon (Digimon)
  • Kogamon (Digimon)
  • Shurimon (Digimon)
  • Montitamon (Digimon)
  • Ninja Murasaki (Dragon Ball)
  • Tengen Uzui (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Nameless Asura (Fist of the North Star)
  • Tenzo Crossunite (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)
  • Kirby (Hoshi no Kirby); via Ninja Kirby
  • Gabimaru (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Hanzo (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Chite (Jewelpet Kira Deco!)
  • Runmaru (Jibaku-kun: Twelve World Story)
  • Tsurigane (Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)
  • Hotaru Kumogakure (Kage Kara Mamoru)
  • Kagemori Clan (Kage Kara Mamoru)
    • Mamoru Kagemori
  • Yamame Hattori (Kage Kara Mamoru)
  • Yukihana (Kanokon)
  • The Ninja (Kinnikuman)
  • Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Dragon Yukano (Ninja Slayer)
  • Yamoto Koki (Ninja Slayer)
  • Various Ninja Dragons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • Various Samurai Mustangons (Nindragon: Scale Squad 5)
  • Goemon Hachisuka (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
  • Hattori Hanzo (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
  • Raizo (One Piece)
  • Orochi Oniwabanshu (One Piece)
  • Fukurokuju (One Piece)
  • Shinobu (One Piece)
  • Speed O'Sound Sonic (One-Punch Man)
  • Halibel (Re:Zero)
  • Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Dororo (Sgt Frog)
  • Koyuki Azumaya (Sgt Frog)
  • E-91 Lady Ninja (Sonic X)
  • Levi Kazama (Trinity Seven)
  • Megumi Oka (Voltron Force)
  • Kris Rutherford (Edens Zero)
  • Miko Mido (La Blue Girl)
  • Moon Shadow (Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V)
  • Sun Shadow (Yu-Gi-O! Arc-V)

Music

  • Ninja Brian (Ninja Sex Party)

Video Games

  • Ayane (Dead or Alive)
  • Kasumi (Dead or Alive)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
  • Shadow (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Yuffie Kisaragi (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Ninja (I-Ninja)
  • Chipp Zanuff (Guilty Gear)
  • Kirby (Kirby Series); via Ninja Kirby
  • Akali (League of Legends)
  • Kennen (League of Legends)
  • Shen (League of Legends)
  • Zed (League of Legends)
  • Princess Zelda/Sheik (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Yiga Clan (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
    • Master Kohga
  • Oboro-Maru (LIVE-A-LIVE)
  • Gray Fox (Metal Gear)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear)
  • Ninjas Clan (Mini Ninjas)
    • Hiro; via Ninjato (sword)/Kuji Magic
    • Ninja Master; via Kuji Magic
    • Futo; via Hammer
    • Suzume; via Flute (hypnotic sound magic)
    • Shun; via Bow and Arrow
    • Tora; via Tekko-kagi
    • Kunoichi; via Naginata
  • Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
  • Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Syzoth/Reptile (Mortal Kombat)
  • Bi-Han/Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Tomas Vrbada/Smoke (Mortal Kombat)
  • Cyrax (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sektor (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kitana (Mortal Kombat)
  • Mileena (Mortal Kombat)
  • Jade (Mortal Kombat)
  • Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Hattori Hanzo (Nioh)
  • Okatsu (Nioh)
  • Genji Shimada (Overwatch)
  • Koopa Bros. (Paper Mario)
  • Accelgor (Pokemon)
  • Ninjask (Pokemon)
  • Greninja (Pokémon)
  • Koga (Pokémon)
  • Janine (Pokémon)
  • Ayame (Power Stone)
  • Kentou Kanami (Rance series)
  • Hanzo Hattori (Samurai Showdown)
  • Sekiro/Wolf (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Lo Wang (Shadow Warrior)
  • Joe Musashi (Shinobi)
  • Ninja Senseis (Skylanders)
  • Ninja Imaginators (Skylanders)
  • Lob-Star (Skylanders)
  • Stealth Elf (Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure)
  • Stink Bomb (Skylanders: Swap Force)
  • Tae Kwon Crow/Hawkmongous (Skylanders Trap Team)
  • Espio the Chameleon (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Taki (Soulcalibur)
  • Geki (Street Fighter)
  • Guy (Street Fighter)
  • Vega (Street Fighter)
  • Ibuki (Street Fighter)
  • Hiryu (Strider)
  • Ninja Master (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Kat and Ana (Warioware series)
  • Kagari (Chaos Code)
  • Shadow Man (Mega Man)
  • ShadowMan.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • Wraith (Apex Legends)
  • Revenant (Apex Legends)
  • Ninja Kids (Ninjala)
  • Jin Sakai (The Ghost of Tsushima); optional

Other

  • Kunoichi (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Interpol Ninjas (Ninja the Mission Force)
    • Gordon
    • Cheetah Lee
    • Mrs. Gordon
    • Boss
    • Master/Father Dragonclaw-Punch
  • Santa Clause (Ninja the Mission Force)
  • Hanukkah Ninja (Ninja the Mission Force)
  • Easter Ninja (Ninja the Mission Force)
  • Evil Ninja Empire (Ninja the Mission Force)
    • Bruce
    • Cheese Ninja
    • Pink Ninja
    • Robot Ninja
    • Ninja Scientist
    • Boombox Ninja
    • DJ Ninjazz
    • Pirate Ninja
    • Pimp Ninja
  • Ninja (RPG's)
  • Blake Belladonna (RWBY)

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