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The Falcon initially appears to be a simple bird of prey, but quickly forms a bond with Zane, leading him and the other Ninja to new discoveries.

Later in the series, the Falcon is revealed to be a robot, created by Dr. Julien as a companion for Zane, who was a robot himself. From then on, it became a direct ally of the Ninja, serving as Zane's pet and a long-range scout.

In Season 5, the Falcon was updated to have a shiny titanium exterior, in order to match Zane's Titanium Ninja form. In Season 8, it was updated even further, now with an even more robotic but still bird-like body.

In Season 8, Nya redesigned the Falcon to have a more drone-like appearance, and installed it into the front of Zane's Bike. Zane's bike was destroyed when it was driven off a cliff. It is currently unknown whether Nya salvaged it or not.

History

Rise of the Snakes

Home

The Falcon first appeared outside the Monastery of Spinjitzu, perched on a tree near the dumpster out back. It copied Zane's movements when he came to take out the trash before flying off. Intrigued by the strange bird, Zane followed the Falcon, allowing the mysterious bird to lead him to Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress in Wildwood Forest.

When the Ninja arrived at the fortress the next morning, they questioned Zane on how he found Lloyd's new base. They were skeptical when Zane explained that he had followed a bird; Jay jokingly asked if it was "a cuckoo bird," but Zane missed the joke, noting that cuckoos were not native to the forest.

After the Monastery was burned down, Zane noticed the Falcon once again while his comrades berated him for leaving their home unguarded. Riding his dragon, Shard, he followed the bird to the Sea of Sand, where he discovered the Destiny's Bounty.

Never Trust a Snake

The Falcon appeared in Zane's dreams one night, where it spoke to him from its perch on a powerline. Near the end of the dream, it perched on the Green Ninja's arm, leading Zane to believe that he was destined to become the legendary warrior for he was the one to have seen the falcon.

Tick Tock

While the Ninja were putting up signs in Jamanakai Village, Zane spotted the Falcon and convinced his friends to help him follow it. The Falcon led them through different terrain, with each Ninja tiring out and telling the others to go on without them. By the time the bird reached Birchwood Forest, Zane and Kai were the only ones left, and the latter offered to wait for the others at the edge of the forest while he caught his breath. Zane continued to follow the Falcon until it dropped to the ground and began sparking, revealing its robotic nature. As a bewildered Zane picked up the mechanical bird, he noticed a strange symbol on its back.

After fending off the Juggernaut, Zane discovered the same symbol carved into a large birch tree. The symbol marked the doorway of the Hidden Workshop, where Zane found the Falcon's blueprints and used them to repair his robotic friend. As the Falcon flew into the depths of the workshop, Zane also discovered his own blueprints, realizing that he was also a robot. After he viewed his memories via his memory switch (including some of Dr. Julien creating the Falcon), Zane came to terms with his true nature, and the Falcon briefly perched on his arm as he regained his resolve.

All of Nothing

While the Ninja were training for the Serpentine attack, Zane demonstrated his use of Falcon Vision as a counter to the special ability of the Venomari. The Falcon accompanied Zane and the others to the Serpentine's Underground Fortress, circling high above the battle. When Zane was sprayed with Venomari Venom, he engaged Falcon Vision to circumvent the hallucinatory effects, allowing him to battle the Serpentine normally.

The Final Battle

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

The Falcon arrived at the Destiny's Bounty with footage of the Serpentine in the City of Ouroboros.

The Day Ninjago Stood Still

When strong earthquakes sent Ninjago City into a state of panic, Zane sent the Falcon into the city to scout for danger. During its patrol, the mechanical bird spotted a Stone Swordsman wandering around the city, heralding a full-scale invasion of the indestructible warriors. The Falcon retreated to the Destiny's Bounty as the Ninja and the citizens fled the overrun city.

The Last Voyage

Zane was worried about the Falcon as he had not heard from it in a while, though suddenly his Falcon Vision activated, and he rushed to the bridge and connected his vision to the screen in order to show the Ninja as well.

The Falcon had arrived at the Island of Darkness and was watching the Stone Warriors, however, one of the Stone Warriors sent a projectile at the Falcon, which abruptly ended the transmission.

Island of Darkness

When the Ninja arrived at the edge of Lord Garmadon's camp to search for the Temple of Light, Zane spotted his Falcon in one of the enclosures. Despite the risk to himself and their mission, he snuck into the camp and retrieved it. He was spotted after grabbing the Falcon, but he and the other Ninja narrowly escaped with the mechanical bird in tow.

The Last Hope

Dr. Julien began repairing the Falcon after it was returned to him, continuing to work on it after the Ninja successfully enhanced their powers at the Temple of Light. The mechanical bird was functional once again by the time the Ninja and Misako attempted to steal the Helmet of Shadows from Lord Garmadon. It observed their progress and alerted Nya when their cover was blown, allowing her to drive the Earth Driller to the camp in time to evacuate her allies.

Return of the Overlord

When the Ninja and their allies charged Lord Garmadon's camp, the Falcon flew ahead to scout the area. After the heroes realized that the camp was abandoned, the Falcon led them to a broken section of the wall, where massive tread marks and a path of destruction in the forest indicated that the Garmatron had left for the coast.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

Following the Overlord's escape to Ninjago City, the Falcon led the Ninja to the Temple of Light, where they discovered the Golden Mech. It is unknown what happened to the Falcon afterwards, but it seems to have remained on the Island of Darkness while the Ninja set off to confront the Overlord.

Rebooted

Blackout

Wanting to inform Lloyd and his father about a discovery, the Ninja and Nya sent the Falcon to deliver the message.

The Titanium Ninja

When Pythor ate the shrinking pill, the Falcon chased after him. Later, at Zane's funeral, the Falcon perched on the shoulder of Zane's statue.

Tournament of Elements

The Invitation

As Kai visits Zane's statue, the Falcon perched on the statue's shoulder, scaring off the other birds.

Versus

The Falcon follows Nya and gives out the location of Zane.

The Day of the Dragon

The falcon appears during the video communication between Nya, Wu, and Misako. The Falcon taps on the screen with its beak when Nya doesn't mention it in the conversation, before she laughs and corrects herself by mentioning it.

The Greatest Fear of All

The Ninja return to the Samurai X Cave where the falcon is reunited with Zane who happily greets his old friend. The falcon soon gives the ninja a hint on how to defeat Chen's army of Anacondrai which causes them to visit Pythor at Kryptarium Prison.

Possession

Ghost Story

The Falcon was at one point updated into a retractable titanium bird that could be stowed within the hand of Zane's titanium body. He was dispatched by Zane to inform Misako of their location and summon her to decipher the secret message on Wu's staff.

The Temple on Haunted Hill

The falcon was placed in the grandfather clock and used to play a prank on Cole, who began showing signs of being nervous.

The Crooked Path

The Falcon was used to show the Ninja the three symbols of the First Spinjitzu Master's staff.

Later, the Falcon projected Ronin's recording telling the Ninja where the Tomb is located, unaware he's in possession of Morro.

Skybound

On a Wish and a Prayer

Zane sends the Falcon to keep an eye on Nadakhan but Monkey Wretch finds it and Nadakhan instructs him to dismantle it.

The Way Back

Due to the events of Skybound never happening, the Falcon is alive, operating and well.

Sons of Garmadon

Snake Jaguar

Nya redesigned the Falcon into a larger, drone-like design, and installed it into Zane's new bike, which he used to chase the Sons of Garmadon. Zane used the Falcon to give his bike limited flight capabilities and to shoot at the Oni Bike. The Falcon was presumably destroyed after Zane drove his bike off a cliff.

Appearances

Trivia

  • It is unknown if its Season 8 appearance is a new body or just armor.
  • The series never confirmed if the Falcon was destroyed after Zane's bike ran off the cliff, but seeing as Mr. E reappeared with his bike later in the series, the Falcon may have survived.

Gallery

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Nya · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Misako · Falcon · Cyrus Borg · P.I.X.A.L. · Ronin · Dareth
Former Members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor P. Chumsworth
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla
Other: The Great Devourer

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsman · Stone Scout

Nindroids

General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warrior · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Chen · Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Paleman · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandfather · Jay's Mother · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Master of Light · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's Mother
Non-canon: Lar · Neido · Time Ninja

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Squiffy · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead

Vermillion

Creators: Acronix · Krux
Machia · Raggmunk · Blunck · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Harumi · Lord Garmadon
Killow · Ultra Violet · Mr. E · Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar" · Colossus

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Skullbreaker · Arkade · Muzzle · Daddy No Legs · Chew Toy · Talon · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former Members: Iron Baron

Non-Canon Enemies

Quartet of Villains · Evil Bees · Gahrann the Dreamer · Hibiki · Ice Serpent · Kirchonn the Invincible · Mask of Malice · Time Ninja

Creatures

Grundle · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorn · Craglings · Mud Monsters · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Ice Serpent · Walliper · Colossus
Dragons: Firstbourne · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Earth Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragon) · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Titanium Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Morro Dragon · Elemental Creation Dragon
Fusion Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydro Electric Dragon · Fusion Dragon

Other

Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Claire · Cliff Gordon · Clutch Powers · Cole's Mother · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Ed · Edna · Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · Fred Finley · Gayle Gossip · Gene · Genn · Echo Zane · Harumi's Mother · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Father · Hibiki · Hutchins · Jesper · Juggernaut · Laval · Lou · Mistaké · Mrs. Grumbmiller · Night Watchman · Nobu · Noonan · O'Doyle · Oni · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Rodrigo · Royal Guards · Rufus MacAllister · Warden Noble · Sally · Simon · Tai-D · Tommy · Tour Bus Driver · Phantom Ninja · Rachel Sparrow · Sally · Sparring Robot · Suzie Wheeler · The Mechanic · Wohira · Master Whoosh · Master Yang · Yost
Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Zane · Bizarro Kai