I get what you mean and I was shocked when Snake Eye’s identity was revealed! X) That aside, I always felt that Storm Shadow was the “better” ninja in terms of skill. Of course, this is the impression I got from the Marvel and DD’s comics. Snake Eye not being native (to the art of ninjutsu) had to work harder to get to where he was. To my friends and I, he managed to not only “overcome” the cultural barriers but also his physical handicap to become the man he is. Yes of course as I have some relatives who are Americans and do return to Asia to visit us. I get what you mean...but at this point, the designs of the 6-inch Joes resemble that of their ARAH counterparts. I just want to see the entire wave before I PO the entire wave.