Jay   Jay (Shadow of Ronin)   Jay (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)    
"Movie magic!"

This article is about a subject that is canon to the storyline of the LEGO Cinematic Universe.

“I mean, my mom is weird and collects seashells. Your dad levels cities and attacks innocent people, so . . . they've all got their quirks, you know?”
— Jay, trying to comfort a despondent Lloyd
Affiliation Secret Ninja Force
Weapon of choice Flail
Element Lightning
First Appearance The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Status Alive
Voiced by Kumail Nanjiani

Jay is the Lightning Ninja, and one of six Ninja trained by Master Wu in the 2017 movie, The LEGO Ninjago Movie.


The LEGO Ninjago Movie


Jay's appearance is relatively different to his tv show counterpart. He has a new blue ninja gi and has now been given freckles which fit his personality. He also now has big bushy hair which is actually quite long when wet.


Jay is relatively shy and insecure, rarely speaking unless a situation arises, opposed to his in-show counterpart who rarely stops talking. Jay is always sarcastic and balances a new personality with his TV show counterpart. Coming from a close family, Jay attempts to console his friend but fails, possibly making the latter feel worse. He possesses a crush on Nya, although their relationship is weaker than in the TV series as Nya is completely oblivious to Jay's feelings for her and he is always interrupted when he tries to reveal them. He is the worrier of the group, and seems to like social media.

Official Description

This ninja is a real live wire who zaps his opponents with lightning bolts. Jay comes from a close family so he understands how hard it is for Lloyd to be at odds with his dad. He can be nervous and a little overly cautious, but Jay always comes through on the battlefield. If only things were as easy with his big crush, Nya. Every time he works up the nerve to tell her how he feels, he gets interrupted.[1]

Weapons and Abilities

Jay uses a Flail in the trailers, but he may be skillful with many other weapons, though this is his favorite weapon.

He and the other Ninja have Elemental Powers like their TV show counterparts, allowing him to create and manipulate Lightning. Jay's vehicle may have weapons that are lightning based, just like how Kai's mech has a flamethrower in it.

Like the other Ninja, he is a master builder.



  • He has a flying vehicle that seems to be a lightning jet.
  • His main weapon is a Flail.
    • It is unknown why they were shown with weapons in the commercials. They only used their elemental abilities and their mechs to fight, not once touching their signature weapons.
  • He has a similar mindset as Emmet from The LEGO Movie—cautious and unsure, but loyal.
  • He appears to be right-handed.
  • Kumail Nanjiani, the voice actor for Jay, has incorrectly stated Jay is the master of electricity, which in reality he is the Master of Lightning.


In The LEGO Ninjago Movie


Movie Characters

Secret Ninja Force

Master Wu · Lloyd Garmadon · Kai · Nya · Jay · Cole · Zane · The Fuschia Ninja
Allies: Koko
Animals: Meowthra

The Shark Army

Lord Garmadon · Shark Army · General Number 1 · IT Guys

Ninjago City Residents

Mother Doomsday · Ed · Edna