Yeah, but wasn't there a whole sequence of them fighting in the VVV or Sigma 6 movie? I think the ninja plotlines were pretty well featured in those lines. They seemed to manage to pull it off in that sequence pretty well, even if it is a bit over the top.
Although I only really remember Kamakura and some weird Japanese anime kids in the two or so episodes I actually caught of S6 cartoon before it got cancelled. No wonder I didn't get into it, I didn't know many of the characters and the characters I did know didn't really translate well between the cartoon and toy line. Sorry about the S6 rant, back on topic.
Yeah, Spirit vs. Storm Shadow in the original cartoon was lame from the beginning through the wacky dialogue to the final stupid simultaneous knocking each other out. Duh. The Joe cartoon would have been much better to pit the correct antagonists, even if one didn't talk. It still would have been less cheesy than Spirit and SS
talking stupid throughout the whole battle.