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Ninja

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Ninja

Generic portrait ninja fe14.png
The generic Ninja portrait in Fates.

Hoshidan. A shuriken wielder who strikes from the shadows.

Weapon(s)

Shuriken

Skill(s)

Locktouch, Poison Strike

The Ninja (Japanese: Sinobi) is a base infantry class debuting in Fire Emblem Fates. Similar to Thieves from earlier games, Ninja are weak in direct combat, but they possess the unique ability to pick open locks and chests. If challenged, they use shuriken to defend themselves, but are generally best served avoiding combat, owing to their low strength and defense. As their main weapons are shuriken, weapons that decrease enemies' stats, Ninja also serve well as support units to weaken opposing units to allow their allies to deal easier blows or decrease the damage they take.

Ninja may promote to either Mechanists or Master Ninja.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Fates 16 3 0 8 8 1 3 3 5 -- -- -- FE14RankDagger.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Fates 35 17 15 25 25 18 19 20 ?? -- FE14RankDagger.png B

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Fates 5% 5% 0% 20% 20% 0% 5% 15% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Fates Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch Learned from Level 1 and up.
Fates Is 3ds02 poison strike.png Poison Strike Learned from Level 10 and up.

Class change

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 ninja playable.gif
Ninja
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 master ninja playable.gif
Master Ninja
or
Ma 3ds02 mechanist playable.gif
Mechanist
Promotion choice criteria: The player may freely choose.

Playable Ninja

Playable Characters
Name Game
Kaze Fates (all routes)
Saizo Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Kagero Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Asugi Fates: Birthright, Revelation
Playable Ninja units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Ninja

Enemy Units
Name Game
Omozu Fates
Saizo Fates: Conquest, Revelation
Kagero Fates: Conquest
Enemy Ninja units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates Hoshidan. A shuriken wielder who strikes from the shadows. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Ninja A ninja (Japanese: 忍者; literally, "concealed one") is a type of covert mercenary which originated in 15th-century feudal Japan. They were often tasked with infiltration, sabotage, and assassination, and are historically known to have relied on disguise and misdirection techniques to achieve their missions. Ninja became prominent figures in Japanese folklore, where they are often depicted in an exaggerated manner as almost supernaturally agile, stealthy, and lethal. This conception of ninja in turn passed into popular culture in both Japan and the rest of the world, and their Fire Emblem depiction is very much in this spirit.
Japanese Officially romanized as Sinobi. "Shinobi" is a synonym for ninja which is taken from the kanji 忍 by itself, as opposed to the word "ninja" being 忍者.
Spanish Ninja As above.
French Ninja As above.
German Ninja As above.
Italian Ninja As above.

Gallery

References

See also

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