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The Art of Stealth

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by , 27th December 2011 at 12:19 AM (340 Views)
Back when our ancestors walked the Earth, the ninjas were one of the most feared and respected organizations out there.

Why?

In my opinion it is because they had one trait that no other fighting force has had before and since then which they perfected.

It wasn't strength, the samurai deserve that title.
It isn't valor, the samurai and their Bushido Code.
It wasn't ferocity, it wasn't that they had an honorable cause, it wasn't even that some higher deity or God was on their side.

It was their remarkable ability of... Stealth.

Imagine the mass fear of knowing that lurking inside the shadows could lie a stealthy assassin waiting to exterminate anybody that he was told to.

That was the common fear of Japanese villagers of the time. They knew that no place was safe from those that remained unseen.

So, due to this unnatural fascination I have with Stealth, I shall be discussing the very ideas and backgrounds of it in my next few blogs.

Thank you for reading.

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  1. Beausoleil's Avatar
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    Dude, ninjas were just hired thugs, basically. They weren't even an organization, which implies a hierarchy and leadership in some form.

    They're comparable to today's bounty hunters.
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  2. Stormbringer's Avatar
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    I apologize if that information was inaccurate. I was led to believe by a interesting show I was watching otherwise but it was foolish of me to trust TV.

    However, did you know that the techniques they perfected are still used in many government and military organizations today? That the sneaking forms and maneuvers coined by them revolutionized how stealthy and covert warfare was planned.

    @Jabber Claus
  3. The Booty Warrior's Avatar
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    Stealth, you say?

    I think we could be good friends over this.
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  4. Beausoleil's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Requiem~
    However, did you know that the techniques they perfected are still used in many government and military organizations today? That the sneaking forms and maneuvers coined by them revolutionized how stealthy and covert warfare was planned.
    And you don't think the Assassins had anything to offer in that field?
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  5. The Booty Warrior's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabber Claus
    And you don't think the Assassins had anything to offer in that field?
    They probably did. It's just that back then, communication wasn't easy, and they were probably working on the same techniques and didn't know it.

    That said, they probably had their own ideas, too. Like having an entire crew disguise themselves as the enemy as you conduct a meeting with your foe? That's boss, and they were among the first to use it, I believe.
  6. Stormbringer's Avatar
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    @Jabber Claus

    I'm sure they did and I may even cover that in a following blog about stealth.

    However if I were to cover all the contributors of deceptive warfare I would have quite a list and a very long and tedious blog.

    This blog was the introduction to a very long series of blogs. Thus I am not expecting to cover nearly everything I wanted to cover in this individual blog.

    I just introduced the concept of what the next few blogs would be dedicated to. And introduced the culture of ninjas that I would constantly be referring to since their tactics are genius in my eyes.

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