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The Contender
Grape
Con (against)
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Pirates are better than ninjas.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/15/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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InsertNameHere

Pro

Just felt like doing a short, fun debate.

Pirates are better than ninjas because pirates have this: http://www.partyjunction.co.uk...
and this: http://lparchive.org...
Ninjas also do not search for treasure with the incredible accuracy that pirates have. You don't hear of ninjas looting entire ships either. Ninjas also don't say "arr matey!" or other such slang. Nobody can beat a classic "arr matey!"

Some of the most memorable characters in movies/literature have also been pirates: Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, Long John Silver, along with appearances in various other movies, T.V shows, books, and comics. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Pirates rule pop culture! Enough said. I look forward to my opponent's argument. :)
Grape

Con

This debate largely hinges on the word 'better'. I define better as being more versatile and successful and my opponent has not provided a definition.

Pirates search for treasure and have ships, but most pirates were brought to justice and killed. They did not achieve very much. Ninjas functioned as spies and assassins in Imperial Japan and had a major effect on politics.

Pirates are only good for robbing ships. Ninjas have a wide variety of roles which include spying, assassinations, diplomacy, and defending VIPs.

In pop culture, ninjas are considered far more skilled than pirates. Jack Sparrow, for instance, is inept is only survives because of luck (he actually dies once). Ninjas in movies often possess extremely awesome abilities like jumping between trees. Batman is also pretty much like a ninja (see Batman Begins) and he is a bigger cultural icon than any of my opponent's pirates.

Sources:

http://www.entertheninja.com... (read on ninja awesomeness here)
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Ore_Ele 7 years ago
Ore_Ele
Why do people like pirates? Oh yeah, that silly movie.
Posted by Alex 7 years ago
Alex
I'd like to see any pirate fight any of the ninjas from ninja assassin :P
Posted by InsertNameHere 7 years ago
InsertNameHere
You didn't even vote. :( Aww, oh well.
Posted by effy 7 years ago
effy
Hmmm, I am pro for this, Pirates rule.
But so many vital aspects of the Pirate traits were missing.
Could have mentioned a few more specifics but...
When dya ever get a ninja as HOT as Cap'n Jack Sparrow ;)
I think he pretty much should have won this debate hands down :)
Posted by Frish 7 years ago
Frish
I am a big pirate fan, but Pro left out a lot of good material. They are full of spirit and character, and make better movies than ninjas. Keep in mind that I don't consider Batman a ninja.. I definitely liked Pirates of the Caribbean more than any ninja movie that I can think of.
Posted by Korashk 7 years ago
Korashk
Gonna have to go with Con on this one. Better was not defined so it is up to he voter to decide the definition. To me cooler does not mean better, even if I think that ninjas are cooler =P. Anyways, Pro mainly showed how Pirates are cooler than ninjas while Con showed how ninjas wer both cool and useful.

Tie on everything but arguments.
Arguments to Con.
Posted by InsertNameHere 7 years ago
InsertNameHere
Ok, cool. :) I set it at three days anyway.
Posted by Grape 7 years ago
Grape
Sorry, don't have time for an argument right now but I do have one in mind. Expect something tomorrow at some point.
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