|Family||Martin Fukanaga (father), Connor (cousin), mother (deceased), grandfather (deceased)|
|Occupation||High school student; ninja|
|Last Appearance||The Floating Sword|
Michael "Mike" Fukanaga is one of the three ninjas. He is the main protagonist in the Supah Ninjas series. Mike is portrayed by Ryan Potter.
Mike Fukanaga was Owen's assistant, blandly referred to as "friend," in their magic act when they were 9-10 years old. They soon become friends and are still best friends to this day. Since a kid, his favorite cake combo is chocolate and peanut butter. His mom passed away but, it's unknown what happened to her. However, she's spoken of every once and awhile in the series.
Characteristics and abilities
Mike has always had low self-esteem, never coming off as or seeing himself as what you might call a "winner." However, his outlook and new confidence has improved significantly since he became the leader of the self-named "Supah Ninjas." Mike very antisocial, often trying to cover up for himself by laughing, or making weak attempts at jokes, and he has never been in any way considered popular. In fact, his friends regard him as being the nerdiest of the group, being a big fan of science fiction, comics and action figures, and even having learned Clyngonese (from Star Trek). Mike's most impressive skill is, obviously, martial arts, with reflexes that are regarded by most as a remarkable phenomenon. He is also very skilled with a pair of nunchucks, having been seen using only that and shurikens (his most impressive shuriken being hidden in the medallion he unceasingly wears around his neck). In Cousin Connor, it was shown that he is very skilled with a sword while he was fighting Connor.
Best Friend/Partner in Crime/Classmates
Ever since childhood, Mike and Owen have been best friends. Examples include the fact that they had a magic act ("The Great Owenini and Friend"), most likely before they were ten, and also the fact that Owen only became a ninja because of Mike's pleading with his grandfather. Owen also knows many embarrassing facts about Mike which proves their long lasting friendship. Although Mike is frequently annoyed by Owens comedic and spontaneous nature, he typically tries to motivate Mike. He even knows that Mike has a crush on Amanda. Owen is like a wingman for Mike since he always tries pushing him to ask out Amanda. They are the best of buds even though in the episode Cousin Connor Connor hints out Amanda and Owen may have feelings for each other.
Best Friend/Long Term Crush/Possible Girlfriend
Until the Supah Ninjas were formed, Mike and Amanda have not really had any repeated interactions to speak of. This is due to the reason that had been passed down through many shows: Amanda is one of the popular kids in school and has never really gotten to know Mike, while Mike has admired her from afar since 5th grade but has always been too afraid to talk to her. However, after Amanda realized that Mike and Owen were the ninjas that helped rescue her from The Rhymer, she told them to either let her join or otherwise she would reveal that Mike took several years of ballet and jazz tap. Ever since then, Mike and Amanda have been great friends. Owen secretly set them up on a date in the episode Ishina. Ever since 'Quake', Amanda has begun to show feelings for Mike. She even appeared to be jealous of Mike's ex-girlfriend Julie. In 'Spring Fling' Mike is a complete mess after missing his chances with Amanda since she is going with Flint Forster. Later on Mike ends up dancing with Amanda. She then finds out about Mike still having feelings for her. For more information on Mike and Amanda's relationship visit Mikanda.
Mike has always indicated a deep love for his grandfather, expressed because of the fact that he seemed to become more confident and more optimistic since beign able to talk to and learn from him. Mike also expressed the deepest regret of the Supah Ninjas after his grandfather temporarily turned himself off because of the Ishina threat. Grandfather has likewise expressed the most pride in Mike for being able to not only lead the Ninjas, but also prevail as the best of them on more than a few occasions.
Mike certainly has a great love for his dad, but does not typically spend time with him not only because of the fact that he is (ironically) a full-time police officer, but also because he is rather soft and likes to treat him as he did when he was little. However, Martin has expressed a certain bravery after fighting Mechamov's cyborg children alongside his son after they were kidnapped, which made Mike admire him more despite his unique ways.
Mike has never typically shown a particular liking for Cameron, which is most likely because Amanda has shown a romantic interest in him, and they had been dating up until a recent episode. Oddly enough, Cameron does not sense the negative vibes from Mike and therefore treats him as a good friend. Another reason Mike isn't fond of Cameron is because Cameron doesn't tend to see him as any type of romantic competition involving Amanda, indicated when he asked Mike whether or not Amanda was attracted to Owen.
Julie is a character not often heard of, but is a verifiable romantic interest for Mike. After Mike accepted Cameron and Amanda's dating, he quickly proceeded to ask Julie out after her saying, "Hi, Mike," which is really the most romantic thing a girl had ever said to him. Since then, the two have bonded over a love of comics but have not yet dated, even though Mike successfully asked her because of not knowing that Amanda had broken up with Cameron. They went on their first date in "Frostbite" and she kissed him. Their relationship ended when she moved away in "Flint Forster,". Mike was devastated by her moving away but got over it and pursued his long time crush on Amanda.
Connor is seen by Mike the way he is seen by everyone else, as a creepy, strange, nerdy kid, which may very well be just a front, since he is the known active leader of the Ishina. However, Mike is usually the first to recommend any sort of niceness for his cousin, because grandfather pointed out the need to be," more patient with Connor. After all, he is the grandson of my beloved sister, Akemo." Mike and Connor fight once in the season one finale for the floating sword. Connor doesn't get it though. The second time is in "The Floating Sword" when they find it in a museum. Mike takes it away from Connor and they seem to be on okay and get along on certain terms.
Mike does not like Flint because he is a thief and sees him as competition since he has a crush on Amanda. Mike also considers Flint an enemy because Amanda had a crush on him, but later on in the series it is clear that Amanda is over Flint. Mike also doesn't like or trust Flint because he escaped the ninjas twice. Although the second time, Mike let Flint go because Flint saved his life and also because of Amanda. Mike and Flint don't get along and both want Amanda to date them.