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Maximum Ninja is a short flash series by Sto0g3 on Newgrounds. It is a tribute series to Madness Combat. It is not canon within the series, but the sky, the time of day and unadorned characters are the same. So far there have been 3 Maximum Ninja episodes. Sto0g3 has said that the 4th Maximum Ninja episode will be released someday.
NinjaThe Ninja is the main protagonist of the series, similar to Hank. He possesses a ruby which gives him strange powers. He was originally part of a gang known as the 'Vegas Cats', along with his friend John. Their hideout was raided, and he and John were the only survivors. They then joined the MAF (Madness Armed Forces) and were quickly promoted due to their skills. He was sent to rescue John after he was captured by the Asian Mafia. It is revealed in part 2 that he's been with the sheriff for over 9 years.
John Kingston is a secondary protagonist, similar to Sanford and Deimos. He is a friend and partner of the Ninja. He grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was abandoned by his parents at the age of 5. He was raised by a local gang of criminals. He later joins the MAF along with the Ninja, where he became a spy. He was sent to work undercover for the Asian Mafia, but is captured when his cover is blown. He looks like an ordinary Madness grunt. John dies in the battle with Steve.
SteveSteve is the main antagonist of the series and he has similar powers to Jesus.He was in debt to David Corsen, and was arranged to be murdered, however he managed to shoot David in the waist with a shotgun and stole an emerald he wore around his neck. This emerald gave him powers, similar to the Ninja's ruby. He is very egotistical, seeing himself as a god. He commands a group of followers, known as the Sguard. He wears a black shirt and a fez.
Arashikage is the main antagonist of the first episode. He is the leader of the Asian Mafia. He is quickly killed by the Ninja. However, he's shortly revived as a zombie by Steve. He gets killed by the Ninja again and he is revived as a cyborg soon after. He gains mechanical body parts to replace his decaying body.
David CorsenDavid is a debt collector and leader of a small group of bank robbers. He doesn't appear until the third episode. He attempts to murder Steve when he is unable to pay his debt, but he ends up being shot in the waist. Years later, he still holds a grudge against Steve, and sets out to find and kill him.
Maximum Ninja 1
The first episode starts with the Ninja killing members of the Asian Mafia. He orders one person to say where John is being held. He points to the basement, and the Ninja spares him. When the Ninja goes down to the basement, he finds Arashikage guarding John, who is unconscious in a chair. He kills Arashikage by slicing his chest. He unties and carries out John. Meanwhile, Steve resurrects Arashikage. This is the only episode not to have any music. Also noted is the scene at the end with the credits has multiple references, such as a picture of a restaurant called "Jolly Matt's" (parody on Krinkels' real name, Matt Jolly), and a picture of Breadman saying "I ph33r your dominance."
Maximum Ninja 2
The second episode continues from the first's end. Soon, Arashikage ambushes the duo. John shoots at him, but it doesn't stop Arashikage. John flees to a car(which appears to be based on a 1967 Chevy Camaro) outside, and the Ninja slices up and kills Arashikage again. The two then drive to an airport to head back to Nevada. However, they get ambushed twice, but still manage to survive. When they arrive at the airport, the two of them split up to different sections of the airport, and kill some grunts. Suddenly, Steve shows up and aims at the two of them with two Desert Eagles.
Maximum Ninja 3
The third episode starts with Steve getting captured by David and his gangsters. However, he manage to kill the gangsters, would David and escape. Later it cut back to the end of Maximum Ninja 2. Steve kills John and knocking out the Ninja. When the Ninja wakes up, he mourns for and buries John. He soon gets back to Nevada, and quits the MAF. 5 years later, the Ninja locates and tries to kill Steve as revenge. He heads to his hideout and kills members of the Sguard. The scene soon cuts to David and Arashikage at a gang leader meeting, reminiscing on their past enemies, the Ninja and Steve. They both decide to search for them and kill them. When the Ninja approaches one guard, he tells him he is peaceful, and that Steve is waiting for him. David arrives at the hideout and also kills more guards. He soon arrives at the door to Steve's lair, and prepares to ambush him. Inside, Steve and the Ninja face off, and are about to unleash their powers, when the episode ends.