The Ninja, Edge from Final Fantasy IV.

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Ninja (忍者, Ninja?, lit. One who endures) is a recurring job class in the Final Fantasy series.


Ninjas are characterized by wearing cowls that cover their mouths and head, and lightweight armor. Their weapons include ninja blades, katana, and throwing weapons. Physically they are strong and have high Speed, but their HP and Defense are low. Their special ability is Throw, which lets them throw weapons including shuriken and magical scrolls to do high damage, but in most cases, the item thrown is consumed.

In some installments, Ninjas wield specialized Ninjutsu abilities. They usually have methods of nullifying physical attacks by creating illusions, and can equip two weapons at once.

Ninjas are often related to the Thief class, and usually are an improvement or branch of that class. Their roles revolve around being more debilitating through inflicting great damage with their fast speed and evasion, and by crippling opponents by weakening and inflicting status effects on them.


Final FantasyEdit

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

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Ninja is a job gained in the hidden land of Eureka in the NES version, and from the Earth Crystal in the 3D versions. Ninjas can deal massive damage by throwing weapons and specialized projectiles at the enemy. In the 3D versions, Ninja is weaker than in the original version to be equal to other jobs.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

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. As a Ninja, Edge also has access to the Throw ability, allowing him to hurl weapons and shurikens at enemies, damaging them. He can also Dual Wield katanas, allowing him to do much greater damage.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Edge returns as a Ninja and he retains all of his skills from the previous game. Both Gekkou and Zangetsu makes a small cameo appearance, but both are non-playable characters.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Edge is a party member, retaining many of his original Ninjutsu skills. Zangetsu, Izayoi, Gekkou, and Tsukinowa are disciples of Edge known as the "Eblan Four", and are also Ninjas. Despite her insistence she is no different then the males, Izayoi is actually classed as "Kunoichi", a word that is used in modern day to refer to female ninja.

Final Fantasy VEdit

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 VIEdit

Shadow's job wasn't listed in the North American Super Nintendo version. In the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, his job is given as Ninja. The English Game Boy Advance version retained the job titles and Shadow is a Assassin.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Yuffie Kisaragi is a Ninja who doubles as a Thief. Yuffie was born in the nation of Wutai, which has a long history of Ninja teachings. She also comes equipped with the throw materia.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

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 XIIEdit

In the Zodiac versions, the Shikari uses daggers and ninja swords, as well as some White Magick and Technicks.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Ninjas are a class available to sky pirates. Their special abilities let them attack by combining elemental affinities with status effects.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

FFXIV Ninja Icon Ninjas are a specialization within the Rogue class, focused on dual wielding knives and daggers and using poisons. They can additionally perform Ninjutsu by weaving together various mudras in specific combinations.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Ninjas are the fastest class, but they have low Defense. They can use the Throw ability and dual-wield swords.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Ninja is a hume job. They are one of the most praised jobs as their Speed growth and Attack power are outstanding. Ninjas wield katanas and can master veils to hinder the opponent by inflicting status ailments. Ninja's downside is that its veils are weak, despite the Ninja's favorable Magic growth. The Ninja can be seen as a counterpart to the Assassin, a viera job.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Ninja is a job exclusive to humes. It has an emphasis on speed and inflicting status effects. The Ninja is able to Dual Wield weapons in combat, greatly increasing his Attack power.

The Nightfall class used by Ewen is essentially a Ninja class as well, using the same Ninjutsu skill set and learning them from the same weapons.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

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Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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Class Ninth Moogle of the Cranberry Knights represents the Ninja class.

Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

Tristam can be considered a Ninja, even though there is no job mentioned. He does possess characteristics of a Ninja; such as his main weapon is Ninja Star, wears armor called Black Robe which resembles a Black Garb. Enemy Ninjas also appear.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

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The Ninja job is available as a crown.

Bravely DefaultEdit

The Ninja job uses ninjutsu that increase evasion or change who gets targeted by enemies. It is obtained after defeating Konoe Kikyo.

Bravely Default: Praying BrageEdit

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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

The Ninja is an asterisk obtained after defeating Konoe Kikyō.

The Ninja focuses on high speed attacks with a high hit count, and evading enemy attacks. With their innate ability Dual Wield, they can deal high amounts of damage by using two weapons without penalty, while using Ninjutsu to to avoid or redirect enemy blows.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Jinnai is a Ninja, and the Warriors of Darkness receive the job class from him in his Chapter, "Honor Among Thieves".

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

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.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Ninja job card appears in the new Labyrinth mode, and prevents the loss of card luck after defeat.

The Ninja is also an advance job that can be selected for a character in the player's party for Quick Battle, Friend Cards, or wireless matches. It requires the powers of the Monk, Thief and Warrior to be combined to be unlocked, and grants the character a full Assist Gauge at the start of battle, and lowers the rate at which the gauge depletes.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

The Ninja is a job available after obtaining a level ten Dancer and a level ten Monk. The preferred weapons for the job are katana and throwing weapons. The job specializes in both strength and agility abilities. The job is involved in the requirements to unlock the Assassin job.

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

The Ninja appears as a character card.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

These masters of stealth and shadow tend to throw pointy things whenever fighting starts.

The Ninja is a character available to the party, he uses the Shuriken ability during battle. It unlocks at level 30.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Aspiring ninja must endure the harshest of training in order to master the art of ninjutsu. They excel in swordplay and the martial arts, making them masters of combat and a terror on the battlefield.

Ninja appears as a recruitable character. He is unlocked in Chaos Shrine of Yore, Part 2 on Classic as the First Time Reward.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

Ninja is a job unlocked in the 3★ Quest, "Aptitude Exam: Ninja & Bard". The Ninja is a high mobility damager and tank. It can initially equip dual ninjato, katanas and knuckles; after mastery dual daggers can be equipped.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

The Ninja appears as an advanced job for Chocobo.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

There are many cards depicting Ninjas, with almost all elements represented. One Wind-elemental card depicts Onion Knight from Dissidia Final Fantasy in Ex-Mode; two Wind-elemental cards depict Refia and Luneth from Final Fantasy III; three Wind-elemental cards feature different races from Final Fantasy XI; one Thunder-elemental card shows Ingus from Final Fantasy III; another one features a Hyur Ninja from Final Fantasy XIV; two cards feature the male and female versions of a Ninja from Final Fantasy Tactics; one more Thunder-elemental card depicts artwork from Final Fantasy Explorers. Two Fire-elemental cards show Arc from Final Fantasy III and a hume from Final Fantasy Tactics A2. One Earth-elemental card features Galuf from Final Fantasy V while an Aqua-elemental card depicts Faris from the same game.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

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Ninja from Final Fantasy III 3D remake appears on a Triple Triad card.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Mario Hoops 3-on-3Edit


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

Mario Sports MixEdit

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Ninja reappeared in Mario Sports Mix for the Nintendo Wii alongside the same four unlockable Final Fantasy characters with which he debuted. He is also in Star Ship battle. He can be unlocked by clearing Star Road once.

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Ninja appears on a silver card.



A ninja was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations.