Ninjago is a subtheme in Lego Worlds
Long before time had a name, the world of Ninjago was created by the First Spinjitzu Master, by using the four Weapons of Spinjitzu: The Scythe of Quakes, The Nunchucks of Lightning, the Shurikens of Ice, and the Sword of Fire. The weapons were so powerful, that no mortal could handle all of their power at one time. When the Spinjitzu Master passed away, his two sons, Wu and his older brother Garmadon, swore to protect them. Garmadon was bitten by The Great Devourer, a snake that was consumed by darkness. Garmadon was then consumed by darkness, and wanted to possess the weapons and reshape Ninjago in his own image. A battle between the two brothers broke out, and the oldest was struck down and banished to the Underworld. Peace returned to Ninjago, and the younger brother hid the weapons, but knowing his older brother's relentless ambition for power, he placed guardian dragons to protect them and for fear of his own demise, a map for an honest man to hide. Because Garmadon could not leave the Underworld, he struck a deal with Samukai and his Skeleton Army. In preparation, Sensei Wu gathered four young ninja, Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane, to learn the ways of Spinjitzu, and stop Lord Garmadon. Kai was reluctant to join at first, but when Garmadon kidnapped Kai's sister Nya, he decided to train and join the ninja team to save her life. After months of training, the four ninja began their quest to find the legendary Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu to stop Garmadon's evil plans, and travelled to the Caves of Despair to retrieve the Scythe of Quakes. After narrowly escaping the Earth Dragon protecting the weapon, the Ninja found the Nunchucks of Lightning and the Shurikens of Ice, while Samukai's skeletal legions followed them. Kai was lured into a trap at the Fire Temple by Lord Garmadon, and the skeletons stole the three weapons the ninja had collected, but Sensei Wu detained his brother's plan to unite the weapons at the temple by travelling to the Underworld with the last weapon, the Sword of Fire. After taming the four dragons, they journeyed to the Underworld using the dragons' ability to travel between the mortal world and the Underworld to help Sensei Wu stop Garmadon once and for all. Using the Tornado of Creation, they destroyed the skeletons (locking them in a Ferris wheel that they created out of Garmadon's Dark Fortress' entrance) and made their way to the throne room of Garmadon's Dark Fortress, where a battle between Wu and Samukai broke out for the possession of the four weapons. Sensei was defeated, and Samukai, having possession of all four weapons, betrayed Garmadon and demanded he obey him. However, Samukai was destroyed by all the weapon's power, as no mortal could handle all of the golden power at once. Using the portal through space and time created by Samukai when he wielded all four weapons, he traveled to an evil place called The Dark Continent where he gained even more power, planning to return for the weapons. Sensei Wu knew Garmadon would one day return, and that the battle for Ninjago had only just begun.
Season 1 (2012)Edit
The ninjas have retired from training and enjoy peace in the world of Ninjago; but peace does not last for long. When Nya brings news of a new threat in the land, the son of the dark overlord Lord Garmadon, Lloyd Garmadon, unleashes the Serpentine tribes, the ancient human-snake people, to be wreak maximum carnage in Ninjago under his control. Kai, Cole, Zane and Jay got into the battle once again. They also accidentally found out that one of them will rise and become the Green Ninja, the ninja destined to defeat the Dark Lord and save Ninjago. When Lloyd unleashed Fangpyre and Hypnobrai tribes, he looked for the third tribe, Anacondrai, who are the most powerful. He found out that Pythor P. Chumsworth is the only survivor of that tribe. Together with Pythor, Lloyd attacked Ninjago once more but Pythor betrayed him, capturing him, but ninjas saved him.
Lloyd continued travelling with ninja, while Pythor continued his plan to unite all Serpentine tribes. He released two more, Venomari and Constrictai giving ninja even more powerful enemies to fight. Sensei Wu told ninjas the story about The Great Devourer, a monstrous serpent-like reptile who turned his brother evil, that will consume the entire land into darkness. He can only be released with the Four Fang Blades, which is Pythor's primary mission. He also tells them that they need to unlock their full potentials to defeat the enemy. He then leaves his students. Ninja unlock their true potential, learn the secrets of their Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu.
Meanwhile Wu takes the 'Traveller's Tea' that leads him to the Dark Continent. He meets his brother Garmadon again, telling him that his son released the Serpentine so he needs to get back and help them in the fight. He joins him and they escape back to Ninjago, where they find that ninjas already unlocked their powers, except Kai who still believes he is the Green Ninja. Kai suspects Garmadon about him joining them. Ninja travel to stop Pythor for getting the last Fang Blade and killing Lloyd. In the end of the battle near in the Volcano Temple where the blade is located, Kai finally reaches his potential and saves Lloyd instead of saving the Fang Blade. However, it turns out that Lloyd is actually the Green Ninja, as golden weapons react near him.
The last Fang Blade survived the eruption and Pythor gets it so ninja race him to prevent him from getting to the City of Ouroboros and awakening the Devourer. They do not suceed and Devourer wakes and attacks the Ninjago City, while ninjas get into the final battle against Devourer to save their city. Remaining Serpentine get back to their tombs. In the end, Garmadon gets the Golden Weapons, and for revenge of making him evil, destroys the Devourer. The Ninja prepare to train Lloyd so he can be ready to face his father one day for the sake of Ninjago.
Season 2 (2012-2013)Edit
Immediately after the demise of the Devourer and the fall of Pythor, the Ninja find themselves facing their most toughest challenge yet: training Lloyd. But without the Bounty, they have no place to properly train him. The threat of the Serpentine still exists, along with Lord Garmadon, who still possesses the ninja's weapons. He uses the weapons to transform the destroyed Destiny's Bounty into the Black Bounty, a home for the Serpentine. The snakes have abandoned Skales to follow Lord Garmadon. After arriving at the Golden Peaks, Lord Garmadon combines the four Spinjitzu weapons into one ultimate Mega-Weapon. His goal is to destroy the ninja before they could finish training Lloyd, leaving the Green Ninja's prophecy unfulfilled, allowing him to recreate Ninjago in his own image.
When the Mega-Weapon is destroyed Lord Garmadon will plot to find the Island of Darkness, mentioned in Captain Soto's log. He and his generals set off on an expedition to find it. Skales betrays Lord Garmadon, and leaves him stranded in the middle of the ocean, while he returns to Ouroboros as the new Snake King. When a museum exhibit goes crazy, the ninja arrive to stop it. Apparently, the Great Devourer's venom can bring stone warriors to life. While at the museum, they run into Lloyd's mother, Misako, who tells the ninja the rest of the story on Ninjago's beginning.
Long ago, an evil spirit known as the Overlord plagued Ninjago with darkness, but was continually defeated by The First Spinjitzu Master. One day, the Overlord created his army of indestructible stone warriors, the Stone Army. The Spinjitzu Master knew he would lose, so he divided Ninjago in half, leaving the stone army and the Overlord on one side, and the peace and light on the other. The Overlord and his army were never seen again, until the Serpentine (lead by Skales) decided to burrow under Ninjago City in order to get revenge one the surface dwellers. Under the city, they found a tomb filled with Stone Warriors. The Stone Warriors are brought to life by the Devourer's venom, and they trap the Serpentine in the tomb, before invading Ninjago city.
The city's residents are forced to flee with the ninja to a hiding spot near the ocean. The heroes board the bounty and head for the Island of Darkness, in order to restore their elemental powers and defeat the Stone Army once and for all. Lord Garmadon, however, finds the Island of Darkness and the Overlord. The Overlord makes Garmadon the king of his army, and plots to help Garmadon recreate the world in his image. They then construct their ultimate weapon. The ninja arrive and, upon regaining their elemental powers through swords they find in the Temple of Light, attempt to thwart Garmadon and the Overlord, first by attempting to stop the final battle altogether and later by actually facing Garmadon. However, the Overlord takes over Garmadon's body, causes Lloyd to break his leg, and proceeds to use Dark Matter to turn all of Ninjago City's inhabitants evil while leaving the heroes stranded on the Island of Darkness. The ninja manage to leave the island, though, and Lloyd faces the Overlord in his fortress in Ninjago City, unleashing the power of the golden dragon and defeating the Overlord once and for all. Through this, Garmadon is also turned good again, and although the ninja's work is done, they still vow that they will always be ninja, ready to fight evil when they are needed.
Season 3 (2014)Edit
It has been a long time since the Overlord was defeated by Lloyd. While Lloyd tours Ninjago celebrating his victory, the original four ninja -- Kai, Cole, Jay, and Zane -- have become teachers in Sensei Wu’s Youth Academy. Besides being bored in class all day, Kai and the rest of the ninja dream of the days when they fought the forces of evil, but in the updated and technologically advanced world of Ninjago, there is no need for ninja any longer.
But that changes soon enough when trouble brews in New Ninjago City, famed inventor Cyrus Borg starts acting strange, and the ninja obtain the Techno Blades. They find out that the Overlord survived and lives as a digital virus in Borg Industries. When the Overlord discovers that the ninja found the Techno blades, he hacks the whole system and turns Sensei Wu into evil Tech Wu.
Digital Overlord's new servant P.I.X.A.L creates the army of evil Nindroids led by General Cryptor. P.I.X.A.L attacks Sensei Garmadon's monastery, but Zane defeats her and re-programs her, and she warns them about Nindroids. Lloyd and his father get separated from the Ninja, escaping to Hiroshi's Labyrinth while the Ninja turn off the power in all of Ninjago.
Pythor, who survived being eaten by the Devourer but got his skin bleached white, steals the hard drive containing the Overlord, and asks to help him, still wanting revenge on the people. The ninja find the Serpentine, who tell them about an old legend, about a fabled "Golden Master". The Overlord plans to become the Golden Master so he captures Lloyd and drains him of his golden power. However, Cyrus Borg finds the way how to defeat the Overlord so the Ninja enter the Digiverse and fight the Overlord in his virus form. They defeat him, rebooting the system and turning Wu back to normal state, but the Overlord creates a body and uses it to escape the Digiverse.
Pythor starts "Project Arcturus", in which he plans to send the Nindroids to space to collect the Golden Weapons, the last source of golden power. Meanwhile, Lloyd splits his remaining power between the four ninja, and everyone gets their Elemental Powers back. Pythor sends the Nindroids to space, and the Ninja follow, but are unable to stop the Nindroids. The Overlord becomes the Golden Master, and Zane sacrifices himself and explodes, killing himself and the Overlord. However, while P.I.X.A.L. is mourning at Borg Industries, a familiar, a digitized voice asks her, "Are we compatible...now?"
Season 4 (2015)Edit
The ninja are fractured at the loss of Zane. However, when the mysterious Master Chen invites the four ninja to the Tournament of Elements, he promises that their friend is still alive. The ninja and Garmadon travel to Chen's Island, and Garmadon reveals that there are other people with Elemental Powers, and that him and Clouse, Chen's right hand man, once trained under the mysterious host.
Eventually, the ninja discover that Chen plans to steal all of the Elemental Master's powers to perform a spell. Nya (who later goes to search for the ninja) discovers that the spell will turn everyone with the Mark of the Anacondrai (including Chen, Clouse, Garmadon, and Skylor, Chen's daughter) into Anacondrai. Chen manages to steal everyone's Elemental Powers, but Kai breaks the Staff of Elements (with some help from Skylor and Lloyd), and Cole, Jay, and Zane (who rebuilt himself, becoming the Titanium Ninja) drive Chen and his cultists into exile on the island, but not before Chen captures Skylor.
Clouse discovers that Skylor can complete the spell due to her uncanny ability to wield all of the Elemental Powers. Clouse and Garmadon face off, and Garmadon banishes Clouse to the Cursed Realm. The ninja try to stop the spell, but Chen manages to complete it, and everyone with the Mark of the Anacondrai are turned. The Anacondrai Tribe then travel to Ninjago, ready to take over. The Elemental Masters follow when Zane realizes that they can all manifest Elemental Dragons, like Lloyd.
Chen discovers that to make the spell permanent he'll need the essence of a true Anacondrai, which leads him to Pythor. He makes the spell permanent, and the ninja get the citizens of Ninjago to fight the army at the Corridor of Elders. The Anacondrai cross the line of no return, but Pythor realizes that there is another way to stop them; if the Anacondrai Generals (who were banished to the Cursed Realm) were to see these wannabes, they would destroy them. However, to open the Cursed Realm, Garmadon has to sacrifice himself. He does, and all is saved, even if the price was terrible. As the ninja, Sensei Wu, Nya, Misako, and Dareth gather around the campfire and burn the spellbook, a shadowy figure flies through the air and screams, "Morro..!"
Season 5 (2015)Edit
The 5th season and sets have been released in Summer 2015. The enemies will be Cursed Ghosts who came from the Cursed Realm. They have a few green transparency features (On the head and legs) and will be lead by Morro. The season will introduce a new minifigure Ronin who's story is currently unknown and a new variant for Nya, a Dark Red and Blue ninja robe. The season may involve the Ninja team voyaging into the Cursed Realm in order to stop the Cursed Ghosts from conquering Ninjago.
Season 6 (2016)Edit
In the wake of the Preeminent's defeat, the Ninja have become celebrities, but Nya is struggling with both her new status on the team and Jay's lingering feelings for her. The Ninja soon have bigger things to worry about, however, as their old foe Clouse unleashes the villainous Djinn Nadakhan, a wish-granting pirate who quickly captures Wu and Misako before setting out to locate his long-missing crew after framing the Ninja for a series of crimes that turns the populace against them. After returning to his home realm of Djinjago only to find it falling apart; he then receives the Djinn Blade from his father and returns to Ninjago intent on reshaping it into a new version of his home. In an effort to halt him, the Ninja seek advice from Nadakhan's old foe Captain Soto, who advises them to seek out Tiger Widow Island for the means of weakening the Djinn.
The Ninja succeed in obtaining the venom of the Tiger Widow, but in the process Kai and Zane are trapped with Nadakhan's blade and their power enables him to lift pieces of Ninjago into the sky in his bid to recreate Djinjago. At the same time, he seeks the hand of Nya—the double of his lost love Dilara—in order to gain the ability to grant himself infinite wishes. In the end, it is up to Jay—the only Ninja who hasn't used all three of the wishes Nadakhan can grant him—to assemble a team of reserve heroes to save his friends and stop Nadakhan from conquering Ninjago with infinite power.
Realm of Shadows (2016)Edit
Clouse had somehow escaped the Cursed Realm, and is planning to plunge Ninjago into darkness by using Bandit, a young YinYang Dragon. He is also gathering a force of Shadow Minions to help him capture Bandit.
Dark Island Trilogy, Part 1 (2016)Edit
While returning from the Island of Darkness, having discovered a sinister plot, Misako and Ronin dwell on their findings before being ambushed by a crew of pirates under the cover of a storm.
Master Wu, whilst meditating on the past victories of the Ninja, recalls recent events of fishermen disappearing out in the Endless Sea, an incident which prompted Misako to investigate, accompanied by Ronin. However, his meditations are soon interrupted when a villager reports Misako's ship, having been found wrecked on the coast and abandoned.
Concerned, Wu gathers the rest of the ninja, training in the Samurai X Cave, to help him. Investigating the ship, he discovers a message hidden by Misako, just before she was kidnapped—a message warning him of pirates, and more importantly, telling Wu to stay away from the Island of Darkness at all costs. Undeterred by Misako's warnings, Wu and the Ninja gather on the Destiny's Bounty 2.0 and fly off, with Wu noting of a secret crate that the Ninja are told as containing nothing more than tea, knowing it contains a secret that can help stop the evil he senses. However, while en route, a massive storm appears and wrecks the ship, scattering the Ninja and sending them crashing to the Island of Darkness below.
Kai, recovering from the crash, discovers himself marooned in the middle of a desert. Likewise, a hurt Wu wakes up in the jungle and finds the wrecked Bounty, only to encounter Lloyd, fleeing from a group of unusually-aggressive apes emanating a purple aura. Getting trapped alongside his nephew in a pool of quicksand during the chase, the two manage to escape using Spinjitzu, and charting a course of action, repair the Destiny's Bounty with natural materials. Setting sail on the River of Darkness, the two sail towards the Temple of Light, with Wu's intuition telling him that the Temple of Light is the key to these events, even as he writes his thoughts in his journal. As he writes, he begins to realize that the Dark Matter once long-buried has begun to return in greater abundance once more, infecting the earth, water, and even air of the Island of Darkness.
Jay wakes up along the coast and eventually meets up with Nya, who notes the presence of spare parts, indicating someone has been building lately. Wandering along the shore in search for their friends, the duo comes across Flintlocke, Doubloon, and a few other Sky Pirates detaining a struggling fisherman. Wondering how they could've come together after being scattered by Jay's final wish and likewise pondering Nadakhan's whereabouts, the two quickly come to the aid of the prisoner. Surprising the Sky Pirates, they quickly defeat the group, only for Ronin to come across the two.
Jay, initially suspicious of the mercenary, is interrupted when the Leviathan, emanating a purple aura, attacks the thief. Working alongside Nya, the two free Ronin from the beast's grasp, even as the defeated Sky Pirates retreat with their prisoner in tow. Ronin, escaping back into the jungle, returns with his Salvage M.E.C., a massive machine constructed from scrap and other parts he discovered while exploring the island. Firing at the Leviathan and scaring it off, Ronin explains to Jay and Nya how he and Misako were attacked by the Sky Pirates. Despite his best attempts, Ronin was sent into the ocean by a rogue wave and eventually drifted onto the shore of the Island of Darkness, where he wandered and eventually built the Salvage M.E.C. before finding the two.
Mystified by the events, the trio sets off to find Misako and the rest of their team, even as a worried Wu expresses concern over the influence the Dark Matter might be having on his friends.
Dark Island Trilogy, Part 2 (2016)Edit
Lloyd and Wu continued their journey up the River of Darkness, only to notice the effects of the Dark Matter upon the environment and be affected by it themselves, with Lloyd abusing his powers before taking off alone in search of Misako. Wu is similarly affected, with an insect bite causing him to envision a dark copy of himself who taunts him for using the Ninja for his own gains; however, Wu is able to banish this illusion. Meanwhile, Zane and Cole awaken and, after encountering a large bird, find a mine where Misako and the captured fishermen are being forced to dig up dark matter. An enraged Lloyd arrives and begins attacking, but Zane and Cole are able to calm him down before going after Misako, who has fallen under the influence of the dark matter but is purified by Lloyd's Energy.
The Sky Pirates mass for another attack, but the three Ninja and the freed prisoners are aided by the arrival of Ronin, Nya, and Jay. Elsewhere, Wu discovers that the villain behind the troubles on Dark Island is none other than Clouse, who had come to the island after failing to acquire the Teapot of Tyrahn (due to Jay's final wish to Nadakhan). Having used his magic to forcibly recruit Nadakhan's crew, Clouse now seeks to use the Dark Matter to corrupt the Temple of Light, which will reunite the Dark Island and Ninjago as a landmass of darkness that Clouse will control. Clouse escapes Wu aboard Misfortune's Keep, while the Ninja acquire new vehicles created by Monkey Wretch and purified by their elemental energy. Cole then discovers Wu but is sent to search for the missing Kai.
Dark Island Trilogy, Part 3 (2016)Edit
Kai, who has been wandering lost in the Billy Badlands, is captured by a pair of pirates but rescued by Cole, whose partial immunity to the Dark Matter enables him to reason with a partially corrupted Kai. The pair acquire new vehicles and set out to meet with the other Ninja, eventually succeeding in doing so and making their way towards the Temple of Light. Unfortunately, the final convoy of Dark Matter needed to overwhelm the Temple of Light's defenses and corrupt it is already in motion, and the Dark Island itself is falling into chaos as a result of the evil energies. The ninja team reunites and attempts to stop the convoy, only to be attacked by Clouse and nearly buried under a magical sandstorm. Undeterred, the heroes make their way to the Temple of Light, determined to stop Clouse or die trying.
Upon arriving at the temple, the Ninja find that Clouse's plan is already well underway and are forced to confront his Shadow Army and Sky Pirates. Defeat seems inevitable, but Wu arrives and reveals the contents of his crate—his father's Golden Mech, which he soon pilots into battle against Clouse. Clouse responds by creating his own Shadow Mech from the members of his army, and the two engage in battle only for Wu to emerge victorious. The merging of Ninjago and the Dark Island is halted, the Temple of Light is restored to its original glory, and a vortex draws Clouse—unwilling to accept help from his enemies—into the Underworld. With the Sky Pirates captured and the balance restored for the time being, the Ninja celebrate their victory.
However, after returning to Ninjago, Wu notes in his journal that he senses another threat on the horizon: something involving Kai and Nya's mother and father and two twins he believed were lost to time...
Day of the Departed (TV Special) (2016)Edit
On the Day of the Departed, the Ninja gather to remember their passed loved ones, but are reminded of old foes by the Ninjago Museum of History's new Hall of Villainy exhibit. Cole, whose ghostly state has been growing worse, receives an unexpected message from Yang, and sets out to confront the villain in revenge for his transformation. He unwittingly plays into Yang's hands by delivering to him the Yin Blade, and Yang takes advantage of the Yin-Yang Eclipse to revive some of the old enemies of the Ninja to pit them against them. As these revived foes—joined by Pythor—hunt down the various Ninja, Yang sets out to open the Rift of Return, leaving it up to Cole to stop him one and for all.
Wu's Teas (Non-canon) (2017)Edit
Master Wu has opened up a new tea shop known as Steeper Wisdom and of course, as his pupils, the Ninja are his employees. Unfortunately, a coffee shop managed by a Robot Manager is taking their business away. Antics ensue as the Ninja try to compete with their across the street rival, ramped up even more with Magic Teas Wu has instructed them not to drink.
Season 7 (2017)Edit
Acronix, one of the Hands of Time passes through a time vortex and is challenged to a fight by Master Wu. After the arrival of the Forward Time Blade, Acronix hits Wu with a Time Punch which accelerates his aging 1 day per hour. Even with the intervention of the Ninja, Acronix escapes and reunites with his brother Krux. Now the two Hands of Time have a plan that could change history and revert Ninjago back to its old-fashioned roots. They control an army of Serpentine known as Vermillion, from the eggs of the Great Devourer, who can form into Samurai using metal. The Vermillion began capturing Ninjago builsers, including Cyrus Borg, and stealing metal. All to build the Iron Doom, which can travel time, using the Time Apparatus to utilize all 4 Time Blades. With Master Wu unable to fight, P.I.X.A.L. offline, 3 other Time Blades scattered throughout time, and a mysterious new Samurai X to learn the identity of, Lloyd leads the team to stop the Hands of Time and save Master Wu. The adventure soon proves personal to Kai and Nya, when it turns out their parents could have ties to the villains.
Season 8 (2018)Edit
Coming in 2018, not much is known about this season. It takes place an unknown amount of time after Hands of Time, with Lloyd now having become a master. The Ninja will continue to search for Master Wu, who is now lost in time. Unfortunately for their search, a mysterious group of Kabuki pose a new threat to Ninjago. The animation will be stepped up this season and certain changes will be brought in, due to the expected new fans brought in by The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Season 9 (2018?) (2019?)Edit
It is unknown which year it will be released, but it may be 2018 or 2019.