Meet the Legendary Ninja from the Time Vs Ninja Sci-Fi Adventure Game

Ukifune Jinnai stood less than 3.28 feet (0,9 m) and could perform deeds impossible to other Ninja.

In Time Vs Ninja, Ukifune Jinnai can lay a trap in another Time-Space to catch enemy ninja when they Warp in

His specialty was to squeeze himself into clay jars. This unusual ability gave him the opportunity to remain completely still in small hiding places for longer periods. This is the method Ukifune Jinnai took advantage of when he committed the toilet assassination of Uesugi Kenshin.

Uesugi Kenshin was protected by Samurai and his own Ninjas. Previous attempts to murder him had failed, and Uesugi Kenshin was on his guard fearing Ninjas sent by his enemy may try a new assassination.

This event happened in the year 1578. The Sengoku Jidai (Warring States period) was a turbulent and violent epoch in Japanese history. Rivalries and civil war among powerful Japanese families led to the creation of the shogunate. Japan had an emperor, but he was merely a figure. It was the Shogun who held supreme power.

Oda Nobunaga (1534 – 1582) who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period was a rival of Uesugi Kenshin (1530 -1578). Nobunaga was determined to eliminate Kenshin, but this was easier said than done.

Nobunaga had sent several Ninjas to kill Kenshin, but they were unsuccessful. Nobunaga realized he needed something special and he came up with a cunning plan. He decided to take advantage of Ukifune Jinnai’s small size and unusual abilities.

Nobunaga sent the dwarf Ninja to infiltrate Kenshin’s castle. Mini Ninja, Ukifune Jinnai successfully, “avoided all the guards, and climbed up the INSIDE of his toilet (old style Japanese toilets were basically holes with chutes leading down) and waited until Kenshin came to use the toilet, upon which he stabbed him with a spear.

When guards came, Kenshin was already dead and no-one could understand how and by whom he had been assassinated.