Shadow Ninja Clan

The Shadow Ninja Clan Symbol

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Known Members
Murai (Clan Master)
Ayane (Loaned member/Trainee)
Disbanded (after Murai's Death)

The Shadow Clan is clan of Ninja created and led by Murai. While training, Ryu fights his way through the Shadow Clan's fortress in the first chapter of Ninja Gaiden. Murai, who is Ryu's maternal uncle side, was expelled from the Dragon Clan for unknown reasons and started his own clan, the Shadow Clan, who are on neutral terms with the Dragon Clan.  


The Headquarters of the Shadow Clan is the Shadow Clan Ninja Fortress.  After Murai's death the clan disbanded, as seen by the headquarter's state of abandonment in Ninja Gaiden II.

Ninja Class typesEdit

  • (Brown) Lesser Shadow Clan Ninja
  • (White) Shadow Clan Ninja

Although Black Spider Ninjas and Windmill Ninjas can be fought within the Shadow Clan Ninja Fortress on higher difficulties, they are almost certainly not official members of the Shadow Clan.