Ryu Hayabusa – Ninja Gaiden Series
Ryu Hayabusa is one of the most famous ninjas without of doubt. The main character of the Ninja Gaiden video-game series he is a demon-human hybrid who wields the magical Dragon Sword. He is one of the most ruthless blood-thirsty killer ninjas and has been one of the most famous ninjas of the past few decades. This guy is the pimp daddy of ninjas, as the most successful and fun to play ninja characters ever.
Kasumi – Dead or Alive Series
You know that super fine ninja chick from the Dead or Alive series, that is Kasumi. Her back-story is that of a runaway shinobi and a member of a ninja clan, her character debuted with the first Dead or Alive game and became the series main protagonist. She is known for being a bad-ass ninja and always wearing skimpy outfits and looking fine.
Scorpion & Sub-Zero – Mortal Kombat Series
Scorpion and Sub-Zero from the Mortal Kombat series. They originate from a single character called Reptile which using a color swap to change between green, yellow, and blue. Scorpion and Sub-Zero appeared in the first Mortal Kombat game as a color swap on a single character and later broke off into their own separate characters and some of the most awesome ninjas of all time.
Bruce Lee is a ninja if i’ve ever seen one. Considered the most influential martial artist of all time he started appearing in films as a child actor and eventually became a professional martial artist, actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and filmmaker. Bruce Lee is a was capable of performing amazing stunts and physical feats, which is what got him in hollywood. He also had a controversial private match deep in Chinatown in San Francisco against a rival kung fu school in 1964. If that is not ninja that I don’t know what is.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are probably the most beloved ninjas of all time. Born from toxic goo in the sewers of New York, trained in martial arts by the legendary Master Splinter. They are probably the coolest ninjas of all time featured in comic strips, video games, and multiple TV series and movies. There most relatable characteristic is their love for pizza.
Real Life Ninjas
Real life ninjas are referred to as shinobi and were covert mercenaries in Feudal Japan (1400-1600AD) These deadly warriors had several roles, including spy, scout, surprise attacker, and agitator. There are numerous legends of epic ninja missions from the likes of real life ninjas such as Hattori Hanzo or Fuma Kotaro who have killed hundreds of men, taken over cities, and assassinated emperors.
Jackie Chan is one of the best ninja of modern times. From Hong-Kong he specialises in acrobatic fighting and known for doing all of his own epic ninja stunts. He has been in over 150 films, and produced shows earning him a spot on Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Avenue of Stars. Jackie Chan is a ninja boss. He has released a number of albums as a Chinese pop star and is worth a cozy 350 million. He is a ninja at life.
Joe Musashi – Shinobi Series
Joe Musashi is the main character and ninja of Sega’s Shinobi video games. He is one of the most famous video game ninjas of all time known for being swift and deadly. The Shinobi games were some of the funnest ninja video games ever. This ninja’s popularity has been in decline with the younger gamers because Musashi has not appeared in a game for years. Lets hope they bring him back as one of the most bad-ass ninjas ever.
Chuck Norris (Honorable Mentions)
Chuck Norris is a ninja in his own right, he is also Walker Texas Ranger. Either way, his world famous karate techniques have demonstrated his abilities and proved him almost invincible. It is widely debated if a nuclear-payload dropped from a B-52 could injure him. Norris can round-house kick faster than 800 mph, breaking the sound-barrier and destroying his enemy shock-wave explosion that even completely shatters their soft tissue.
Desmond Miles (Honorable Mentions)
One of the more recent and popular video game ninjas is Desmond Miles. The main character of the Assassin’s Creed series, which just so happens to be one of the best video game series around, is a ninja assassin and parkour god. When you are a super assassin that can kill hundreds of enemies and run up walls and buildings, it is pretty good indication that you are very much so a ninja.