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The Misunderstood Legacy of Ninjas

PBS Origins | April 2, 2024
The Misunderstood Legacy of Ninjas


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  1. @SomethingThatDoesntMatter

    April 2, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Ya know I find it funny that people still can’t understand that being clad in all black clothes in midday or in a place where people are wearing bright colours is idiotic, like some people even defend the fact that black clothes would be useful it’s almost funny

  2. @droidzilla22

    April 2, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    To say that they never wore black ninja outfits is a bit of a misnomer too. As illustrations of that era still depict it. The ninja black costume would probably be worn mainly during night time reconnaissance. Ninja would hide in bushes or areas of shadow and sit motionless for hours. You wouldn't wear this outfit while you walk amongst people or indoors. It's something you would employ strategically, using it for some missions while not for others. It's like saying that snipers never wear ghillie suits, or that they always wear ghillie suits. The mission dictates the outfit.

  3. @nickvinsable3798

    April 2, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    🤔 . . . Much like that Netflix movie titled BRIGHT , starring Will Smith, as well as Monster Musume, what modern society might be like if such People, such ‘monsters’, existed. And, how different History could be like if, say, Theodore & Franklin Roosevelt were plant-folk, such as ents, but primarily based on their surname which is Dutch for “Field of Roses”.
    Thus, what would the Second World War be like? I could imagine Germany being a hotbed for Human Supremacy, regardless of race or religion. Though its lesser Axis allies, such as Italy, Japan, Romania, & such wouldn’t be as harsh towards those who’re Near human enough, such as Elves & Dwarves.

  4. @user-pm2km5nw6j

    April 2, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    Supposedly the art dates bACK TO 650 b.c in china. its likely older. the ninja that public knows dates back to feudal japan with weapons and battlefield warfare however the art itself survived durign no war eras where it took over other tasks.

  5. @SebastianSeanCrow

    April 2, 2024 at 7:47 pm

    0:13 iirc the all black uniform came from theatre where stage hands and puppeteers would wear all black as it was a cue they weren’t part of the scene themselves. There was one play where one of these folks became a part of the scene and killed a character. Honestly amazing use of fourth wall type stuff.

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