The Ninja is a Rare Character that can be temporarily recruited by hiring them for 10 Food during an Event, or can be recruited in a trader camp. They are dressed in a blue martial arts gi, with a face mask and armored headband.

The Ninja's description states that their motives are mysterious and they may vanish at any point. Indeed, if left in the party for long enough the Ninja will disappear and leave the group. When they do this they will leave behind a small number of smoke bombs the party can then use.

Encounter Text

Upon Encounter

The group finds a trail of zombies, all cleanly cut in half.

Following the trail leads to someone dressed in a ninja costume, standing on a dumpster with a dramatic crossing-arms pose. Her impractical-length headband waves in the wind.

Bribe her to join for 10 food

[Name] takes the food and then slams a smoke bomb into the ground. She's gone!

No wait, she's in the car now.

If Party full

Boot someone from the team to make room?

Approach Her

Ninja hops down and slams a smoke bomb into the ground.

She's gone!


"Huuuuuuh? Oh, I made it."

"That wasn't so bad!"

Ninja invented a new zombie-specific martial art, then taught it to many disciples.

Special Abilities

The Ninja is able to move slightly faster than standard survivors. Similar to Roller Derby Girl and Gnomey. After a set amount of time in the party she leaves, but leaves a few smokebombs behind.


  •  Popular culture often depicts Ninja as capable of disappearing in a cloud of smoke. This is likely the reason for the smoke bombs when vanishing.
  •  If the Ninja's morale drops too low she will exit the party in a comical fashion by tumbling out of the car and vanishing.
  •  If the Ninja is the only member of the player's party when she would normally leave, she will remain, claiming it's no fun to mysteriously vanish when nobody is around to see it. This extends the time before she vanishes.
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