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This article may seem complete to the untrained eye, but the gaps in information are still large enough for this elite team of Panauan Ninjas to hide inside of.
They're high ranking soldiers in the Panau Military, most likely serving as the special forces for the island. They wear the usual all-black ninja uniforms. They're armed with Submachine Guns. They are mostly seen around Pandak "Baby" Panay as his own personal body guards. Ninjas are a rare sight, only appearing in specific missions. Their clothing is so baggy that at a quick glance some players have thought they're women.
In Just Cause 2 they could be seen as successors to the Black Hand from Just Cause, since they also wear black clothing, but the Black Hand use very powerful weapons, whereas here, ninjas use stealth and mobility as their advantages.
Ninjas have smoke bombs, which are used in the game if Rico attempts to grapple them or if he gets too close to them.
Appearances in the storyline missionsEdit
- Mountain Rescue: 7 of them, although you can kill up to 6.
- Into the Den: 4 at the 3rd cannon, but unlimited during the escape sequence.
- A Just Cause: Unlimited aboard the U1, until you injure Baby Panay.
When Rico approaches them, they disappear in a puff of smoke and reappear roughly six to ten meters away. They rarely just stand around. Usually they teleport almost immediately after seeing that you're aiming at them. However, they can't teleport while they're being hit by a stream of bullets. They also can't teleport if they have been double Grappled to anything. Double grappling them to each-other works too. All in all, hit them whenever possible.
They can seemingly teleport through solid objects. This makes the final mission particularly tricky, as they can teleport into hard to reach areas within the submarine. As a bonus the submarine is poorly lighted, so you have to watch for where bullets come from to kill them.
Ways to kill themEdit
They have high health, similar to a Demolition Officer.
The easiest ways to kill them are:
- Act quickly and shoot them the old fashioned way. Note that this has to be done fast. See the teleporting section above.
- Throw some upgraded Grenades at them. They may teleport but a big bang can still eliminate them. On that note, you could also use a Rocket Launcher (or Grenade Launcher), presuming you have one.
- Kill them from a distance with a scoped weapon, or spray a Mounted gun at them.
- Using a Rocket Launcher.
- In medieval Japan the society was very strictly governed and limited by a complicated and extreme honor system. Etiquette and manors were so strictly obeyed that it was considered obvious when people killed themselves from shame for having made an etiquette mistake. This resulted in a situation where normal disputes of honor were officially settled by the samurai (the official state/military representatives), but there were also situations where a dispute could not be settled because of some honor-related technicalities. This is where the illegal mercenaries, the ninja, were used. The ninja were usually used to assassinate people and to steal things. Upon discovery, or identification, a ninja would have been executed, unless of course he would have killed himself from shame/dishonor. In short, the ninja were anonymous and therefore not limited by honor. This made them the perfect assassins and mercenaries in medieval Japan. As of the second half of the 20th century, the ninja have become popular in US fiction, though little to no historical facts are ever accurate in modern fiction.
- The only time they are seen operating a vehicle is Mountain Rescue, escorting Jade Tan in a MV V880.
- Ninjas cannot be grappled. If you aim your Grappler and attempt to grapple them, they will teleport away in a puff of smoke, which heavily resembles something of a smoke bomb type trick.
- The only exception is the car chase part during Mountain Rescue. That is the only time you can grapple ninjas in hardcore difficulty.