|World||Gnarled Forest (Before Release)|
|Quote||"What is that? That's supposed to be me? Oh whatever, let me have it."|
Steve, Hashi, Mashi, and Zashi were traveling through Gnarled Forest and fighting Stromling Admirals when they were caught by Captain Jack Knife and his Pirates. Angered that there were Ninjas in his jungle, Knife had them locked up in Brig Rock. However, Knife acknowledged in a log entry that he learned one thing from the four Ninjas: the best way to fight the Infected Admirals. He stated that the Ninjas' method for fighting Admirals was to wait for them to sink their anchors before attacking them from behind.
Steve was locked in the highest cell in Brig Rock. Although Ralphie Brig-Eyes knew it was important to feed his prisoners, he was unable to do so after being pinned down by Swabbie the Monkey, creating the threat of starvation for Steve and the other Ninjas. Luckily for the Ninjas, Ralphie sends players on a mission to feed the Ninjas bananas, although Steve is unsure of the proper way to eat a banana. Eventually, they are freed by players who have a Maelstrom Hammer and a Ninja Dummy, even though Steve has a low opinion of the accuracy of his decoy.
During alpha testing, Steve wore a Black Ninja Hood, which is still reflected in the mission for feeding the four Ninja Prisoners. Additionally, he had a bandage over his left eye. From late beta testing until the Crux Prime update, his red Ninja Gi was changed to a white Ninja Gi. Steve was originally unnamed and simply called the "Ninja in Chains". After he was named Steve, one of his lines of dialogue involving a banana was exchanged with Mashi's respective line of dialogue to better suit his new characterization.
- Steve is the only Ninja Prisoner who does not follow the "-ashi" naming scheme used for other Ninjas such as Zashi, Hashi, Mashi, and Tashi. This is likely done to reflect a characterization that depicts Steve as the oddball of the group.
- Although Steve apparently makes it safely to Ravencloud Gate, Brickmaster Clang theorized that, of the four Rescued Ninjas, Steve would be most likely to get lost.