Pirates vs. Ninjas

Pirates vs. Ninjas

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Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 01:03AM EDT by amanda b..

Added May 18, 2009 at 06:24AM EDT by Zoser 23.

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About

Pirates vs. Ninjas, is an online debate about which side would win in a hypothetical battle versus the other. There have been several single topic blogs, videos, and images inspired by the competition.

Origin

On April 17th, 2003, Robert Hamburger decided to parody the legendary characters on his website RealUltimatePower.[1] Hamburger’s site is often credited as the origin of the ‘Ninja vs. Pirate Meme’.

On RealUltimatePower, Hamburger would post “PumpUp Scripts” or ideas for Ninja movies, often fought against Pirates. The following is an excerpt from The Ultimate Battle script:

Dark smoke fills the scene and pump up music slowly gets louder. The audience sees a ninja and his girlfriend eating at a super expensive restaurant. The girlfriend is so hot that steam is coming out of her mouth or hair. Some old idiot is sitting by the couple. The idiot is giving the girlfriend “the eye” and popping like 16 boners. But the ninja sees the boners and the music really pumps up. The audience knows this guy is dead meat for sure. But out of nowhere, the old idiot pulls off his jacket to show that he is a pirate with lasers and everything. The ninja is like yeah right who cares and then pops the biggest boner ever, bigger than the biggest blackest boner alive. The ninja’s boner smashes the entire restaurant. Every single one of the pirate’s boners explodes while making a whistling sound. The ninja looks back at his girlfriend. She smiles and they pork.[2]

Spread

Since its not-so-humble beginnings, content on realutlimatepower.net was referenced by parody sites, and mainstream media such as video-games and anime. For example, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game released for Xbox Live Arcade has an achievement called “Real Ultimate Power”.

Search

According to Google Insights, searches for pirates vs ninjas came after Real Ultimate Power in June 2005.

Atari Game


While “Real Ultimate Power” was one of the first places for Pirates and Ninjas to be discussed on the internet, it was not the first time Pirates and Ninjas have been depicted as enemies. In 1989 Atari produced the arcade game (later ported to home computers) Skull & Crossbones, which allowed the players to play as pirates fighting against ninjas.

CBS What’s Trending Report


On May 17th, 2011, CBS What’s Trending[3] released their first what’s trending episode report that included an analysis on Pirates vs Ninjas online traffic animated by Column Five Media.[4] They found that pirates and ninja searches have remained relatively similar, with the exception of new Pirates of the Caribbean movie releases.

Videos

The Ninja vs. Pirate meme is practically omnipresent among online forums, so it comes as no surpise that there are a number of Ninja vs. Pirate videos on Youtube.


More videos can be found in the video gallery below.

External Links

[1]RealUltimatePower

[2]RealUltimatePower – The Ultimate Battle

[3]CBS What’s Trending

[4]CBSWhat’s Trending: Pirates vs Ninjas

Recent Videos 19 total

Recent Images 62 total

Top Comment

Capt.Shinobi
Capt.Shinobi

humm…lets see. First off, Yes…ninjas do still exist. As do pirates. Pirates did have guns and cannons granted, but so did ninja. They learned that trick from the Chinese long before the Dutch and Portuguese did. and they made them in the zip gun fashion all the way to explosive mortars. Some one said pirates had grenades, guess what, thats right, so did ninja. Different kinds of them to. Fragmentation, incendiary, and flash just to name a few. Pirates used single handed cutlasses. Ninja used katana. Now, which one of those are better is whole nuther meme in itself. Or it could be anyway. im getting tired of typing so lets cut to point. no pun intended. If you want to know how the outcome of real NINJAS vs. PIRATES watch the CNN report about how the Navy SEAL snipers handled pirates. And there’s your answer. With that said i leave you all with a hypothetical possibility. What if there was a pirate that just so happened to be trained in the art of Ninjutsu, or Ninpo as it is called in Japan. huumm. i think he would win.

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