It was during recent discussion that I realized the lack of knowledge in general public regarding the Ninjas. Although they’ve been popular for decades, people actually don’t know much about Ninjas. So I decided to educate the readers about several lesser-known Ninja mysteries. By doing this I endanger my very existence, but that just shows how dedicated I am.
Ninjas of the World, Unite!
It is a popular belief that Ninjas originate from Japan. Actually, Ninjas work and play in Hong Kong (“Ninja Terminator”), the Phillipines (“American ninja”, Enter the ninja”), China (“Ninja Dragon”), West Coast (“Ninjas, Condors 13”) and just about everywhere else except Japan. Wimpiness of Japanese Ninjas became a well-known fact when, in the movie “Last Samurai Was in Fact an American Scientologist”, Tom Cruise managed to defeat over a dozen ninjas after studying samurai sword fighting for 15 minutes.
Most of the Ninjas are Asian, but it is a well-known fact that all of the best Ninjas are actually Caucasians. Who doesn’t remember such paragons of perfection as Franco Nero or Richard Harrison, or even that phony, Michael Dudikoff? Rare exceptions from this rule are Sho Kosugi, star of “Nine Deaths of a Ninja” and Alexandar Lou from “Ninjas, Condors 13”.
People say that Ninjas are awfully silent, but in reality, they produce even more sounds than common people. When jumping and flying, their clothes sounds like a helicopter propeller (which just might explain Ninjas’ ability to fly) while some people claim that even Ninja face expressions have sounds of their own, no matter do they smile (“Heh!”), drink wine (“GULP! GULP!”) or think (“Hmh!”, “Grumble!”, “Uh?”, “Huh!”, “Mnh.” “Eh?” – Ninjas are deeply philosophical beings).
It’s easy to underestimate Ninjas when you see him running in tiny steps with his palm carefully positioned in front of his chest. Many have made the same mistake and died. This way of movement hides other, far more potent modes of traveling: ninjas can also burrow under the ground, teleport and turn invisible at will.
Tools of the Ninja Trade
Ninjas’ main weapon is what the simpletons call “the sword”. Correct expression is, of course, “Ninja Sword”. Ninjas also often use Ninja Stars. But this only begins to describe Ninjas’ arsenal. Always the masters of adaptation, Ninjas also use Ninja Slingshots, Ninja Revolvers, Ninja Machine-Guns and special Ninja Grenades whose effects on Ninja-looking mannequins are frightening.
Ninjas: color-coded for your conveniance
Another common folly regarding the Ninjas is that they dress in black to hide better. This is ridiculous as Ninjas like nothing more than to dress in all colors of the rainbow. But, aside of being a fashion statement, these colors also carry important messages.
White Ninjas – as you can see, good Ninjas enjoy dressing in white. Yes, there is a Ninja on this picture! Look again! Remember that Ninjas are masters of deception! It might take you a while, but don’t give up!
Colorful Ninjas – usually evil. They all might wear same colors or not – their color coordination is irrelevant: The playground from the picture might look like a fun park, but if you stumble upon it while strolling the park, pray Heavens to send you a White Ninja.
Colorful Ninja – now, this is a tricky category. Is he good? Is he evil? Moral conundrums abound!The safest way to learn the truth would be for you to wait and see will the Colorful Ninja kill you or not.
Finally, all the Ninjas have magical ability of rapid clothes change. The change is achieved by secretion of the magical Ninja smoke which Ninjas – always shy creatures – use to rapidly change into full battle dress.
Lesser known Ninja fashion trend is wearing elegant tin foil ornaments. Instead of ugly face masks, this style promotes bandanas that proudly state Ninja’s occupation. For some strange reason, this style never became popular.