Yes, Microsoft did add a flamethrower to its Ninjacat Unicorn statue

Some of the world's brightest and most talented software engineers gather every day in Redmond, Wash., to build software and services that help shape our modern world.

Whether it's Windows on our computers, Xbox in our living rooms, or Office in our ... offices. Microsoft is everywhere, owing to the company's relentless tenacity, innovation and passion. But sometimes the company goes too damn far.

The Microsoft Ninjacat, started as a joke between employees, has become an unofficial mascot of sorts for the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft is quite fond of the little character, baking unique emojis into Windows 10, while producing merchandise internally to celebrate the tenacious critter.

As I discovered on my own trip to Redmond, Microsoft even has a large Ninjacat statue, positioned proudly in an area known as "The Commons," where employees and visitors can grab lunch, hang out and even shop. That same statue recently received a fiery upgrade (via Carmen Crincoli).

So, if you ever wondered what the Microsoft Ninjacat riding a Unicorn might look like in real life, you're one step closer to the answer.

Happy Friday, Microsofties.

Jez Corden
Co-Managing Editor

Jez Corden a Managing Editor at Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

  • Lol. I would say the cat is on fire 🔥
  • Ninja Cat, powered by the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition
  • 😆
  • Instead of doing this go fix some bugs on win 10 that will be more appreciated...
  • Hopefully the flamethrower has got no bugs
  • Ok, I downvoted myself as well. I deserve this lol
  • I don't think WC allows you to upvote or downvote yourself. Disqus comments allows upvotes though.
  • Microsoft puts focus on stupid **** like this instead of their users...
  • Why are people getting down votes. They are saying what we are all thinking. This elaborate set up is a waste of their energies.
  • People are down-voting because they aren't stupid enough to think that Microsoft took developers off working on Windows 10 to build this. It's not like the people who built this would have been fixing bugs in Windows 10 Mobile otherwise. Even if that was the case, maybe doing something fun at work actually helps to keep people motivated and thus makes them more productive.
  • Hear hear!!
  • loooool it is sad the people think microsoft jusy has one team in their company, dear trolls the programmers don't do that 
  • @Navid we do know programmers dnt do this but MS shud make this team test some wm builds so MS getz to know about the bugs rather than leaving testing to insider ppl n once the bugs r fixed they giv another build with different bugs...
  • have you reported your dodgy keyboard in feedback?
  • They are already doing that as well. You have nothing?
  • I know yeah, It's terrible how they force you to download those insider builds. They should have a way for you to just get production builds after insiders have had them
  • There comes more fire out of their asses and fake cartoons than out of real products. Samsung is already beating the Microsoft Surface phone rofl. Dead on arrival. What a joke this strategy by Microsoft. In 10 years windows as a whole platform will be on the graveyard. Nobody is asking for new desktop features. Everyone wants and breathes mobile? And what is Microsoft doing? Zzzzzz they think they can get the mobile market by aiming desktop users, but it works the other way around! Samsung/google/apple will get the desktop via mobile users!
  • Totally Agree with u..
  • So... Why don't you use a Chromebook then? Right, because they suck.
  • Does chromebook come in a phone coz he is talking about phones..p-h-o-n-e-s..
  • He said they were going to take over the desktop through phones.
  • Wats wrong samsung with DeX that to with support frm MS with all office apps slowly that wud take over desktops if *if* MS dsnt look at those bugs..
  • Yeah, I don't see anyone talking about Windows 10 losing to phones?
  • stopped reading at 'wats'
  • Lol 😁 Samsung is loosing money on their phone business they don't have software... Android will never replace desktop class OS.... People who think MS will be dead are total fools... The real future is cloud based and MS is miles ahead of the competition... Without talking about the hundreds of MS owned patent google pays MS for to run android.... MS is not going anywhere no matter which way there mobile division goes... They don't even need one to make cash....
  • This is corny. Never understood the whole ninja cat, unicorn, bacon thing. Betta fish was way cooler. 
  • As cool as this action is, I'll never understand this mascot.
  • 🐱‍👤🐱‍💻🐱‍👓🐱‍🏍🐱‍🐉🐱‍🚀
  • This is where the effort that should be focused on creating "the ultimate mobile device" is going. =P
  • I don`t like cats