The latest and perhaps most disturbing trivialization of the ninja mystique comes in the form of the iphone app "fruit ninjas", a game that presupposes that the arch enemy of the ninja is "fruit."
I'm not kidding. Read this article about ninjas and fruit.
The ninja were warriors. Just like leprechauns were bad ass little Irish folk characters not to F with. I guarantee that there will soon be ninja marshmallows in some cereal for obese children with small prefrontal cortexes and coarse features.
The only fruit that deserves mentioning in the same sentence as ninja is the starfruit. Because when the starfruit is cut in thin slices it evokes the ninja throwing star.