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Edge is a Ninja from Final Fantasy IV.

Ninja (忍者 Ninja) is a recurring Job class from the Final Fantasy series.



Ninja are characterized by wearing cowls that cover their mouths and head, and lightweight armor. Their weapons include special daggers and boomerangs. Physically they are strong and have high Speed, but their HP and Defense is low. Their special ability is called Throw, which lets them throw weapons including Shuriken and magical Scrolls to do high damage, but in most cases, the item thrown is lost. In some installments, they are able to wield specialized Ninjutsu magic. They usually also have methods of nullifying physical attacks by creating illusions, and are able to equip two weapons at once. In a handful of games, Ninja are an upgrade of the Thief class.



Final Fantasy

Main article: Thief (Final Fantasy)#Ninja

The Ninja is the upgrade to the Thief class. The Ninja can equip much more weapons and armor than the Thief and can also cast lower-level Black Magic spells.

Final Fantasy III

Main article: Ninja (Final Fantasy III)

Obtained from Eureka in the NES version and from the Earth Crystal from the DS version, the Ninja's greatest strength is in its Speed. In the DS version, it can also deal great damage with its Throw Items attack. An enemy Ninja is also fought as a boss in Eureka.

Final Fantasy IV

Edge is the Ninja prince of Eblan, a nation of legendary Ninja. Edge was the first named Ninja, and the first to have access to Ninjutsu magic.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Edge returns as a party member, retaining many of his original Ninja skills. Zangetsu, Izayoi, Gekkou, and Tsukinowa are disciples of Edge known as the "Eblan Four", and are also Ninjas.

Final Fantasy V

Main article: Ninja (Final Fantasy V)

The Ninja Job is granted to the party from a Fire Crystal shard. It possesses the ability to throw items at opponents and to affect encounters and escapes in battle. Ninjas also appear as enemies.

Final Fantasy VI

Shadow is a Ninja, and can be acquired as a party member for good in the World of Ruin. Enemy Ninjas also appear.

Final Fantasy VII

Yuffie Kisaragi is the first female Ninja to appear in this game, and is also a sly Thief. Yuffie was born in the nation of Wutai, which has a long and decorated history of Ninja teachings.

Final Fantasy XI

Main article: Ninja (Final Fantasy XI)

Ninja is an advanced Job available to Level 30 players who complete a subquest. They are one of the most popular "tanking" classes in the game, and can dual-wield and use Ninjutsu skills.

Final Fantasy XII International

Main article: Shikari

The Shikari uses daggers and ninja swords, as well as some White Magic and Technicks.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Main article: Ninja (Revenant Wings)

Ninjas are a class available to Sky Pirates. Their special abilities let them attack by combining elemental affinities with status ailments.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Main article: Ninja (Final Fantasy Tactics)

Ninjas are the fastest classes in the game, but have low Defenses. They can use the Throw ability and dual-wield two swords.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Main article: Ninja (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance)

The Ninja is a class exclusive only to humans. It uses attacks that deal damage and inflict status effects and is also the only class that can learn the useful Dual Wield ability.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Main article: Ninja (Final Fantasy Tactics A2)

The human-exclusive Ninja makes a return in Final Fantasy Tactics A2.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon

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Dissidia Final Fantasy

In the Duel Colosseum, when selected, the Ninja Job card will protect the player from losing medals or card luck upon losing a battle. Ninja is also one of the Onion Knight's two EX Modes.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Ninja, as he appears in Mario Hoops 3-on-3.

The Ninja appears as a secret character in the Mario sports game, Mario Hoops 3-on-3. This is because Square-Enix developed the game. Ninja's special shot is Leaf Veil. He shares a similar appearance to the Ninja class from the first Final Fantasy


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