Ninjas are Better than Pirates.

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The yearly battle of Japanese assassins versus ocean plunderers will commence on June 4 with the annual event of Ninjas vs. Pirates Day. Students, in their free periods or passing periods, can dress up as ninjas or pirates and show their support for either side.

First, a little background information: Ninjas were originally Japanese peasants that were discouraged with the current government, and dressed in black to assassinate chosen targets silently and quickly. Pirates, on the other hand, were oceangoing seamen that raided trade boats for profits.

If arguing in the current modern sense of ninjas and pirates, ninjas would obviously have the upper hand in most confrontations.

Japanese television shows and movies popularized the idea that Ninjas were capable of using magical techniques to disguise or clone themselves, utilize the basic elements into devastating attacks, and lived in hidden villages all across the world to maintain peace between the nations. Modern pirates are depicted as drunken men with tricorne hats that manned large ships in attempts to escape the Kraken and Davy Jones’ wrath.

With the ninja’s superior physical prowess and stealth skills, they can easily ambush and assassinate any pirate while escaping detection.”

With the ninja’s superior physical prowess and stealth skills, they can easily ambush and assassinate any pirate while  escaping detection. Their main equipment, such as the ninjato, nunchuck, and shuriken, are more than enough to defeat a pirate, who uses flintlock pistols and scimitars. Flintlock pistols are useless when wet, takes a long time to reload, and also possess terrible accuracy. Shuriken have been proven to be quite accurate when thrown correctly, and ninjatos are faster and smaller than scimitars and rapiers.

While a ninja and pirate confrontation would never appear in history due to the two parties never coexisting in the same place at the same time, ninjas possess more advantages than pirates. Pirates are loud, and ninjas are silent. One simple mistake could lead to utter destruction, and ninjas are trained to perfection.

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