Ninja wins. Never heard of this so-called "Inverse Ninja-Law" crap, and not even weighing it as a factor in realistic comparison.
By the way, the sword-swinger from the Raiders of the Lost Ark clip would be more like a Warrior than an actual Ninja. A true ninja would never stand there in the great wide open making a spectacle of himself (or more commonly herself). The ninja's sole interests would consist of finding the target, killing the target, escaping if possible (and if not, suicide).
Leftcoast 2 blocks from the beach, down the street from a green haze called Venice.
Originally Posted by Creamy Flames
A REAL pirate? Ninja.
I'm so very very tired of peoples completely and utterly wrong view of what a pirate was. And ninja didn't wear black. The wearing of black costumes comes from Kabuki theater. Also another ridiculous pop culture incorrectness.
Gotta love that ignorance.
A real Pirate vs a real ninja, depends if the pirates where at sea or attacking a village in Japan. At sea Pirates no question, attacking a Villiage the pirates would take the village, but a ninja could beat a few Pirates before getting shot.
But the reality is the romanticized Pirates vs the romanticized Ninjas are more fun, because Ninja means assassin, and anyone paid to murder is a ninja. Most Ninjas in history where Rōnin (masterless Samuri). Ninjutsu was invented by Rōnin to maximize stealth over honor.
I've got to go with pirates on this one, because modern weaponry is kind of amazing. If the pirates were people who illegally download stuff on a website like Piratebay, though, it could go either way. I'm sure some of the people who do are crazy and/or well armed enough to kill a simple ninja.