Hands down, there is nothing cooler than being a ninja. This is a hill I will die upon; @ me homies. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Elektra Natchios. Badasses. Every. Last. One of them. That’s all I want to say. That’s the big intro to today’s feature. Another badass ninja assassin that whoops ass and takes name. Meet Ninja-G, retired but always dangerous.
Desdemona “Mona” Rush was born in Cambridge, England. At an early age her parents died, and she found herself to be under the custody of her uncle who was very well off financially. Shipped off from one British boarding school to another, Mona was eventually recruited—whether by her own talents or by clandestine design is up for debate—by MI-6, the UK’s secret intelligence service.
With the moniker Mona would eventually take, one would think that she was initially recruited into one of the most dangerous divisions MI-6 had. Turns out…no. Initially she was inducted into the “Honeytrap Academy” and if you read that and immediately thought this division specialized in training young women to use sex and seduction tactics you are, unfortunately, correct. Mona HATED the sheer idea of men groping at her, even for the sake of a mission. She was soon transferred to a division more suited to her skills: The Ninja Programme. Developing advanced skills in espionage, martial arts, espionage, and marksmanship Mona excelled in the Ninja Programme, eventually earning the designation of Ninja G. In a twisted turn of events, G would eventually rail against the Programme and go underground.
I’m pretty sure the promotional information for Ninja-G from the Ninja-K series described her best: “A badass black woman, the first female Ninja agent, and one of the best. Seeing that her trajectory was leading nowhere good, she faked her death and started a new life. She’s still around and still deadly. If Cleopatra Jones or Foxy Brown was a ninja.”
Brandon Blackmon was born and raised in Clinton, NC. After high school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology. He attended Pfeiffer University where he received a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist. Brandon is a proud blerd (Black nerd) and a firm advocate and believer that representation matters in all forms of media.