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X Review: Red Ninja

X Review: Red Ninja

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There are five prior incarnations of the red ninja, though only four bear any resemblance. The other is a garish nightmare from the ninja force subset that uses the classic Dice mold. During its lifetime, they have been both Red Ninja, and also Red Ninja Viper.

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From the classic “Ninja Force” filecard:

Code Name: Red Ninjas
File Name: Identities Unknown
Primary Military Specialty: Battle Ax Vehicle Operators
Secondary Military Specialty: Cobra Elite Ninja Masters

“We spin ‘n chop our enemies faster than frogs in blenders!”

Red Ninjas are ruthless mercenaries who work mainly for Cobra Commander. They earn top dollar in battle because they are the most feared ninja warriors since the No-Kan-Doo ninja dynasty terrorized China in the 15th century. When Red Ninjas enter a fight, they’re in it until the bitter end(or until they get paid more money to fight someone else.) G.I. Joe is the only force that has ever defeated them, as they did in the famous Sushi battle that had sweet and sour moments for both sides. Red Ninjas possess advanced ninjutsu skills that are hard to find, and they fight like razor-toothed sharks in a feeding frenzy.

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From the “Ninja Cobra Strike Force” filecard:

Red Ninja Viper
Cobra Ninja Warrior
Primary Military Specialty: Mercenary
Secondary Military Specialty: Ninja

Red Ninja Viper warriors, wearing the symbol of the Arashikage Clan, are ruthless mercenaries who work mainly for Cobra Commander. They earn top dollar in battle because they are one of the most formidable clans of ninja warriors existing today. When Red Ninja Viper troopers enter a fight, they’re in it until the bitter end(or until they get paid more money to fight someone else.) The G.I. Joe team is the only force that has ever defeated them. Red Ninja Viper warriors possess advanced ninjutsu skills that are hard to find, and they fight with razor-sharp moves that are almost faster than the eye can see.

“We spin and slice with the skill of the great masters, but only for the best price.”

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From the Retaliation “filecard”:

The evil and mysterious Red Ninjas help carry out secret Cobra missions. From their mountain top dojo, these masters of mid-air battles use their zip lines and ninja swords to attack anyone who dares to enter.

Woo! Ziplines!

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