Ninja are trained assassins, spies, and farmers who are often employed for assassinations; however, they perform espionage as well. They are camouflage masters who are ruthless. They wear green in the forest, white in the snow, and black in the dark. They are the worst enemies of the Samurai. Daimyo Akechi was a known ninja-hater.
Ninja are renowned for their stealth, being able to emerge out of nowhere, strike, then disappear like smoke.
They are also excellent tacticians and skilled fighters, each capable of using several different weapons as well as knowing a great deal about unarmed combat.
Ninja have a diverse range of skills which is what makes them such feared opponents. Climbing, explosives, weaponry, poison, healing, mickery, battle tactics and stealth are among their skills.
- Shurikens (ninja star),
- Ninjato (ninja sword),
- Barbed chains
Ninja who appear in the Young Samurai series: