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Ninja Salamander is based on the mythical creature, the Salamander. The mythical Salamander were amphibians (as are the norm) that of which, were very much in appearance to normal salamanders, yet being associated with fire. With this, they were known as "fire elementals". As such, the Beyblade itself pays homage to the salamander with its Stone Face motif and also with its Warrior Wheel. The Salamander Warrior Wheel features various scales on it, yet salamanders, both real and mythical, do not have scales.
In its Japanese name, "Shinobi" (忍び) is another name for a ninja. Shinobi's were agents or rather, mercenaries from feudal Japan which used warfare, not of the norm. Such as espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination. Their ways of combat were opposite of the samurai, who were strict of honor and combat. This can be seen as a "rivalry" of some sort between the Bey's owners; Zyro Kurogane (Samurai Ifrit W145CF) and Shinobu Hiryūin (Ninja Salamander SW145SD), and possibly the Beys themselves.