Ninjas--Heroes or Mercenaries Picture

This is literally something I just thought about a few hours ago, and the more I meditated on it the more I realized that much of my childhood was a total lie! Western Society really does have a shameful habit of fucking over every bit of history and mythology it comes in contact with. Hades, the Greek lord of the Underworld, is often mistaken for the Christian Devil; unicorns, genies, and fairies are portrayed as friendly and cute when they were really menacing and terrible, and ninjas are often confused with samurai.

If you seriously look at how all your favorite ninja childhood heroes are portrayed and then do a little research on the difference between ninjas and samurai you realize that ninjas were very rarely the good guys. They were spies, mercenaries, and assassins for hire who likely didn't give two shits about honor and most likely did not fight fair. Looking at their personalities, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have really been called the Teenage Mutant Samurai Turtles.
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