Top 10 Pop culture Ninjas

February 25, 2012


I thought about all the comics, video games, and Cartoons I watched growing up and decided to compite a list of the top 10 Ninjas (Actually I have 25 but I’m posting 10) … Im not counting real life/human actors only fictional pop culture icons … this list took a few factors under consideration:

… not as much a list of who would beat who … that would be a totally different list, anyway …

10 to 1 LETS GET IT

The Top 10 Pop Culture Ninjas

10. Raphael (TMNT)

Raphael, the most volent turtle (and my personal favorite) he gets the nod here over Leonardo because Leo is a wus
Dope Close range weapon means he has to get in gut cha close! lol

9. Elektra (Marvel)

Elektra Natchios goes underrated and overlooked as a Ninja though she really is … a Ninja Assassin at that!
(Never mind that movie … that I still watched twice and kinda like) … and her relations with Daredevil might have had something to do with her placement on the list, but you can fix my list in the comments lol
Yet another Sai rocker, she knows damn near every martial arts discipline and even has some telekinesis … what’s more dangerous than a Ninja WITH telepathy!?!

8. Hiryu (Strider)

The Flying Dragon! The first Video Game character … the first Ninja I remember playing in the arcade
The futuristic ninja rocked the “Cypher” … I dont even know what it was made out of lol
Alls I know is he killed his own sister in the game and went nutso … that’s enough to get him on the list

7. Splinter (TMNT)

Even though he doesn’t really lift a whisker in the cartoon, I couldnt put the other guys ahead of him if he TAUGHT them!
besides he won the Battle Nexus and taught the Foot!
Super Stealth Rat, with Super Smelling

6. Sub Zero (Mortal Kombat)

Not much needs to be said about the Master of Cold, this is Sub Zero II not the one form the original game … but he still has the Spine Rip! It’s hard to beat someone that can literally freeze you in your tracks from the ground, in the air … or just by touching you… he SHOULD be number one but the meere fact that his ice can be “blocked” lol

5. Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)

Scorpion ahead of Sub Zero, I personally like Subs better, but Scorp gets the nod because he’s DEAD! lol
The Teleportaion, Ground Fire and that damn Spear (That he has Optimus Prime Trailer control over) makes him dangerous in too many ways; and it’s hard to top “GET OVER HERE”

4. Storm Shadow (GI Joe / Cobra)

Storm Shadow is my favorite ninja (We know who’s everyone elses favorite is …feh)
Storm Shadow is an Assassin, he can withstand all kinds of pain emotionally and physically … and he’s loyal to hismself over anything else; wish is dope … plus he will always get props for finding Excalibur AND for being on Cobra Commander’s side against Serpentor

3. Joe Musashi (Shinobi)

Joe is here on name value alone (He should be lower) but in it’s prime Shinobi was hard to stop … hard to not give Musashi props; he damn near started the Ninja craze … he got moves son!

2. Snake eyes (GI Joe)

This is Chalk, not my favorite at all (I think he’s a lame … he and his wolf) LOL Snake eyes was dope though … dope idea
He didnt speak, we didnt know if he could see or not; he had the first prototype Blue blockers on “Onyx Edition” (balaclava and visor )
… he smanged Scarlet (The least attractive Joe chicks, and he’s blonde … a blonde ninja HA!)
But with all that said, on the cartoon he was bad-ass, in the comics he rocked … even the figures were the best; everyone loves Snakes (cept me) so he deserves the #2 spot

1. Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)

It might’ve been a question, but it shouldn’t have been, Ryu Hayabusa is THE NINJA … Number one Video Game Ninja ever (He Rocked Ninja gaiden AND Dead or Alive) Teelportation, that Dragon Sword, and obviously excellent leaping ability … its tough giving high praise to someone who has SO much problems with Birds LOL

BUT, you cannot deny Ryu’s exploits, he’s the GOAT

So that’s the list, who shouldn’t be there? What’s out of order? You fanboys putting Snake eyes first?

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  • Will

    Very nice job! The minute I saw this, I said to myself, “Self, you know he’s just gonna put Snake Eyes at #1. I mean, that’s what everyone does.” But you proved me wrong. For that, I salute you!

    • Administrator

      I tried to be objective … if I were not I’d have Storm Shadow higher than Snakes but I realize that EVERYONE loves that guy lol

  • Classick Material

    Ryu Hayabusa at number one is justice. Great list!!! well, except #10, but you know how I roll…

    Leonardo Leads!

    • Administrator

      Number 10 had to happen … I had others but; I think Raph is most popular, coulda put Miike there as well … but never Leo lol

  • Lamar The Revenger

    Very nice!

  • Jason Gross (@SockOfFleagulls)

    No love for Kung Fu Panda?

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