the misrepresentation of ninjas. our modern society likes to paint ninjas as heros. saver of the little guy, rescuer of maidens, defeater of evil. and sure, ninjas are cool and awesome and who doesnt love ninjas??? but REAL ninjas were NOT heros. real ninjas were assassins... killers.. MURDERERS. ninjas were hired by other people to exterminate a particular target. they did it swiftly, and silently, and then they disappeared. they did not save the day. they had no particular care for good or evil. they simply got the job done.