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Rule #1: If a Ninja Wants You To Attack Him, Don’t Attack Him

Foolish Samurai Warrior

Here is a situation in which geeks have a clear advantage. First of all, there’s the Discworld’s infamous Rule Number One: “Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men.” Secondly, there’s the Inverse Ninja Law, most memorably explored by Chris Hastings in Dr. McNinja, which states that a single ninja acting alone is almost always nigh-invincible, deadly, and will cost the hero dearly to defeat them. But when the hero fights a group of ninjas, they are always mere cannon fodder (Puddies, the Foot Clan, etc.), which leads to the conclusion that the power of a group of ninjas has an inverse relationship to its size.

What I am saying is, any way you slice it with that razor sharp wakizashi of yours, all these people willingly challenging a lone ninja are idiots, and should actually be relieved when all the other ninjas show up.

But watch out for that woman once she’s done with her coffee. It’s clearly the key to her superpowers.

(via BuzzFeed.)

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