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Historically a ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.
While the image of a ninja clad in black garb is more common, Hayamoto's Ninjas were experts and concealing themselves and camouflaging themselves with their environment. While in snowy areas Hayamoto's Ninjas would dress entirely in white to reduce their visibility, while indoors they dressed in black combat clothing to reduce their visibility in darkened areas.
- They are often seen wearing Nightvision Goggles, even in snowy well lit areas (however these could be thermal goggles. .
- Their appearance could be a parody of the Character Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell.