UPDATE: You can now become a ninja! (finally) go to the Dojo and talk to Sensei, and play Card-Jitsu until you earn the Black Belt. Once you earn the Black Belt, you must then challenge Sensei until you defeat him, only then will you earn the Ninja mask and become a real Ninja. As of May 2013, everyone can now become Fire, Water and Snow ninjas!
Pre-Halloween 2008 (2005-2007)
I’m sure many Penguins had heard a lot about Ninjas in the past, before 2008 when the Ninjas, Sensei and Card Jitsu began. Before this time, many believed that standing in the Dojo for 30minutes would turn you into a Ninja. Of course, all these rumours were false. Ninjas first began in Penguin Chat 3 (see the Penguin Chat 3 page), and since then they have been one of the biggest mysteries on CP!
On the old CP homepage, if you clicked the ‘N’ on the Night Club. The blue penguin displayed at the top screen became a Ninja, this also made many penguins believe Ninjas to exist. Not even hacking programs could enable penguins to become Ninjas, although some did let penguins walk on walls, but that’s not what actually makes a penguin a Ninja.
Here are a few pictures of injas in Penguin Chat 3 (a test version of Club Penguin). Back then, Ninjas looked slightly different and even had swords on their back.
Later on, strange shadows appeared at the Lighthouse and Ski Lodge which appeared to be Ninjas. However, they were simply part of the designed room, until after the Halloween party in 2008, when they began to move!
At the actual Halloween party, something happened that would change Ninja history. This was at the Dojo, everytime the lightning flashed, a Ninja’s shadow would appear somewhere around the Dojo. Here’s an example:
(Jimbobson was moved in this picture to show that I actually took it).
Nowadays, Ninjas seem like just an everyday thing. With updates to the Dojo, and new rooms such as the Ninja Hideout. Ninjas are not much of a mystery anymore. Here’s a picture of Jimbobson 2 as a average Ninja. Note: Only members can purchase the Ninja suit and turn ‘invisible’ by dancing.
A while later, a game called Card Jitsu Fire began for Member Ninjas. Penguins had to play Card Jitsu Fire (worked in a different way to the original Card Jitsu) in the Members only room; Fire Dojo, until they received each of the 4 Fire Ninja items. These are: Fiery Helmet, Lava Mask, Magma Coat and Flame Sandals.
Once Penguins had received all of these items, they could then challenge Sensei at a game of Card Jitsu Fire. If they defeated Sensei, he would give them a ‘Fire Gem’ for the ‘Amulet’ item (From the Martial Artworks catalogue in the Ninja Hideout). Fire Ninjas are able to turn invisible (like normal Ninjas) by Waving. And showing their Fire Ability by Dancing. Here’s a picture of Jimbobson 2 wearing the full Fire Suit and it’s dance action:
A year passed and we were introduced to yet a new ninja game; Card Jitsu Water. Although the game is completely different to the original and Fire version, the items were similar to the ones found in Card Jitsu Fire. Water Ninjas are able to create whirlpools around them and make rain fall from the sky (if there is enough of them dancing in one room).
As of May 2013, penguins could play Card Jitsu Snow and earn their third and final gem – the snow gem. Card Jitsu Snow was different to the other Card Jitsu games in the respect that penguins had to work together to defeat Snow Minions created by Sensei’s childhood walrus friend; Tusk. Once penguins had earned the snow gem and defeated Tusk, they were rewarded with the title of snow ninjas. If there are enough snow ninjas dancing in one room, they will cause snow to fall from the sky.
Many probably think that’s it for ninjas. They have completed their amulet and now their journey is done. Well, not quite yet. It turns out that there will be another game which will feature yet another gem for their amulet, the shadow gem. Although currently unconfirmed and only rumoured, Card Jitsu Shadow is said to be the next and possibly final chapter of the Card Jitsu journey. Take a look at this genuine Card Jitsu card:
Who knows what the future holds for ninjas and what powerful abilities they will possess when they fully complete their amulet. Only time will tell, maybe they will receive the colour dark black? Maybe they will be able to walk on walls? Stay tuned..