Ninja... code name Storm Shadow... primary military specialty -
Sabotage. Second specialty - Intelligence. Birthplace...
Storm Shadow can scale sheer walls with bare hands
and feet, move with blinding speed, and endure unspeakable hardship and
Storm Shadow served with Snake Eyes in Southeast Asia and both of them
later studied the secret art of Ninjitsu with the family of Storm
Shadow, a ninja clan that could trace its history back through thirty
generations of ninjas. Unhinged by the murder of his uncle and mentor
(The Hard Master), he infiltrated Cobra seeking revenge. It was revealed
in the Marvel Comics series that his uncle was murdered by another
student of the Storm Shadow family; Zartan. After some time serving with
Cobra, he found vengeance to be a poor substitute for life. Now, in
semi-retirement at a remote mountain hideaway, he occasionally takes on
a special mission or two if Snake Eyes asks him nicely, and has assisted
Snake-Eyes in training the GI Joe Ninja Force, which includes the two of
them, Scarlett, Jinx, Quick Kick and one or two others.
Qualified expert: Long bow (Dai-kyu); Ninja sword (Ninja-to); Throwing
stars (Shuriken); Nunchaku; & Tonfa sticks; 8th degree black belt in
five martial arts.
A ninja is a silent wraith with a razor-edged blade in one hand and a
scaling-grapple in the other. Ninjas can penetrate the most
sophisticated defense and leave without a trace. They are mystic
swordsmen, spies, acrobats, quick-change artists and conjurors. Most
people will tell you that ninjas don't exist. That's exactly what the
ninjas want you to believe."
The great Ninja clans disappeared a hundred years ago. If they were
wiped out, nobody took the credit for it and if they're still around who
are they working for?