This is Ninja-Zombie #1459320340. Contrary to popular belief, ninja-zombies ARE NOT ninjas that have been bitten by a zombie...A ninja bitten by a zombie is just a zombie, nothing else. A ninja-zombie is a preexisting zombie that has been trained in the deadly arts of ninjitsu...this is very hard to do.
Considering the fact that zombies are mindless creatures with no other thoughts outside of their insatiable hunger, it takes many years to teach them even the most basic of skills. Just getting one to hold a sword without trying to eat it is a huge undertaking. It typically takes many hundreds of years for a zombie to finally reach ninja status, and as such the training occurs over many generations. When one master finally dies the zombie is passed down to a new master, typically the the highest ranking member within the clan.
You would think that there wouldn't many ninja-zombies out there with all the time and work it takes to make a decidedly clumsy and useless ninja, but apparently there are many others....1,459,320,339 others in fact. It is unknown how many countless other zombies are currently in training, but as things are currently stand, THIS ninja-zombie is the latest and greatest of the bunch. It has been said that it can even blow !@#$% up with its mind. Crazy cool.UPDATE #1
Every good character needs a good alter-ego, and Ninja-Zombie #1459320340 is no different. During his downtime he fills in for the current Pope...so far no one seems to have noticed. I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise, the resemblance is UNCANNY:UPDATE #2Q&A:
Only problem is you have nothing about this guy in particular apart from him being #1459320340 Zombie Ninja!
What distinguishes him from all the other ninja-zombies out there?
He can blow !@#$% up with his mind.
What's his back story/how'd he die?
He was a important scientist that was involved in a freak accident that gave him super zombie powers. Now he must avenge "things" and fight crime.
No, not really. He was a zombie that came into existence in feudal Japan...it is unknown who he was before this or how zombies were originally created. He wandered from village to village killing many and gained a small army of zombie underlings before finally arriving at the training grounds of a secret ninja clan.
The ninjas killed all of his minions in an epic battle, but kept him alive, (or should I say "undead"). They could see he was their leader somehow...ninjas can just tell about that kinda stuff, I dunno, (they're ninjas...they can do whatever they want). They decided that the best way to teach this mindless creature a lesson was to train him in the arts of ninjitsu. Also, they thought it would be very funny.
Why should I vote for him?
Do it for the children. Just think of the children, all child-like and innocent or something.UPDATE #3
Wait... wait.. why even make a ninja-zombie? If it takes 100s of years to train 1, why not just train 100 million other humans in that same time?
Why? Because they're !@#$% cool. If you were a ninja and came across a zombie wouldn't you want to train it to wield a katana? I sure as hell would.
Also, they do train many humans in that time span, (maybe not 100 million...), otherwise who would tend to the training of zombies? WHO WOULD TRAIN THE !@#$% ZOMBIES?!
Also, since zombies keep there hosts skills when they are formed, wouldn't a ninja being bit by a zombie still make him a ninja-zombie? And for that matter, where are the zombie pirates?
They don't keep their skills, I covered that already:"Contrary to popular belief, ninja-zombies ARE NOT ninjas that have been bitten by a zombie...A ninja bitten by a zombie is just a zombie, nothing else."
Maybe you're thinking of vampires or something.
In regards to the Pirate-Zombies, that didn't turn out very well... When pirates first heard that the ninjas were training zombies, they too wanted to train zombies. (That way they could have zombie fights at their annual "Ninjas vs. Pirates" competition.) Unfortunately pirates like to drink almost nonstop and it was only a matter of time before someone forgot to lock the zombie-cage. Let me tell you, a hungry zombie DOES
know what to "do with a drunken sailor
Before long there were countless ships out on the ocean being manned by undead crews...unfortunately none of these zombies had the good fortune of being trained to man a ship. It is speculated that the myth of "Ghost ships" is directly related to these failed attempts at making Pirate-Zombies.If anyone has any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!UPDATE #4UPDATE #5
I was intending on adding some shading to this before tomorrow, but I'm on a short vacation right now and I wasn't able to get that far. The line art is greatly improved however, so that's good right?