The Top 7... Lamest ninja

Wrath of the Black Manta
The Black Manta

Ninja should always be rocking. But it's hard to get in your killing groove when your ear drums are being assaulted by terrible MIDI music that sounds like a cat on crack doing scales on a keyboard. Some games stand the test of time, but the slow motion shuriken attacks and clumsy walking movements of the Black Manta make him seem more like a motorized mannequin than a killer on the go. It's more of a nostalgia for old school 2D gaming than the Manta's ninja-ness that keeps the cult following of this ancient artifact of the 8-bit era alive today.

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Top 7


  • g1rldraco7 - February 22, 2013 2:52 a.m.

    Whoever had the balls to make fun of Naruto needs to be killed by an army of ninjas!!!!
  • B2KSTR8RIPPIN - November 7, 2009 1:59 p.m.

    ohh and scorpion.. you cant forget scorpion
  • B2KSTR8RIPPIN - November 7, 2009 1:58 p.m.

    ryu hyabussa is the best ninja in the world xD
  • uzumaki181 - December 11, 2008 12:51 a.m.

    touche but yet the marines arn't realy modern ninjas the navy seals and special ops teams are more the division
  • Monkeylink - November 30, 2008 11:30 p.m.

    true true I agree
  • uzumaki181 - November 21, 2008 12:44 a.m.

    but yet he has one of the largest fan bases in the world.
  • sepirothpk - November 17, 2008 8:46 a.m.

    I'm neither of those things, and yet I think NAruto is cool. He, unlike a lot of character people find cool, has personality and a realness to him. People are allowed to have their own opinion. But they're right, he isn't a good ninja in the traditional sense. He's too easy to see, and he makes too much noise to sneak past enemies
  • Super_gamer73 - November 13, 2008 3:24 a.m.

    Naruto is faggy, you are probably 10 or a fat anime goth. Kill youself.
  • Bravo315 - December 10, 2008 4:51 p.m.

    Naruto is suckish. Ninjasa are supposed to be sly. Not orange! It's like the USMC changing the Iraq uniforms to dark purple in the desert!
  • pyro9393 - December 7, 2008 10:32 p.m.

    dude honostly naruto is pretty cool but i lost intrest after sauske was captured because every episode was like oh anew mission o kay not lets go kill that traitor
  • Bri77777 - November 18, 2008 2:53 a.m.

    Ninja aren't supposed to have "magic powers". There also supposed to blend in. Naruto stands out like a, dare I say, a straight guy at a gay parade. Ninjas have swords and weapons, and are silent.
  • uzumaki181 - September 25, 2008 11:55 p.m.

    oh ya woot 1st
  • uzumaki181 - September 25, 2008 11:54 p.m.

    How dare u make fun naruto
  • jackrabbitslims - May 5, 2009 8:08 p.m.

    meh, naruto is just a bad show. Corny dialouge, no engaging characters to be found, they're either brooding introverts or annoying extroverts. I'm a fan of some anime, but Naruto takes itself too seriously way too much. Also, it doesn't know how to be funny.
  • sepirothpk - January 19, 2009 11:11 p.m.

    Actually, the black suit was introduced in kabuki, Japanese theatre, and probably wore something akin to samurai. And all sorts of ninja games have magic powers such as ninja gaiden
  • Roic13 - January 13, 2009 12:28 a.m.

    Like to tell me why Naruto has most episodes just talking?
  • sepirothpk - May 12, 2009 8:25 a.m.

    The series gets better the later it gets. Which annoys me because most people don't stay with it long enough to see the good parts. Though I liked it from the start
  • uzumaki181 - January 8, 2009 3:35 a.m.

    I didn't mean to start a war here but i simply stated my opinion and Super_gamer73 just started a flame war by making a rude inappropriate comment regarding all fans of not just Naruto but of all anime and manga fans. And for that I say stop arguing over my comment and move on. No offense here but I have a life to get to and not continue this fiscal argument.
  • Xplosive59 - January 5, 2009 4:30 p.m.

    Naruto is a crappy excuse for a ninja he wears a freaking orange tracksuit for petes sake orange, tracksuits = chav

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