|"What you have isn't power—it's stealing. Real power doesn't need to take from others. Real power stops people like you!"|
|— Lloyd to Chen|
|Lloyd Montgomery Garmadon|
|Favorite Weapon||Golden Katana|
Golden Power (Formerly)
|First Appearance||Rise of the Snakes|
|Voice Actor||Jillian Michaels|
Lloyd is the biological son of Lord Garmadon and Misako. He was fond of his father and wanted to follow in his footsteps, unaware that Garmadon hoped to the contrary. Once he was old enough, Misako sent him to the Darkley's School for Bad Boys. On his first day at Darkley's, everyone made fun of Lloyd, and Brad put fire ants in his bed. After everyone left, Brad took him under his wing and taught him the art of revenge.
One day, he had received a package from his "grandmummy" when another student named Finn took it from him and turned it into worms. Lloyd was expelled from school that same day because he didn't have the morale to become one of Ninjago's greatest villains. Before he left, he stole a cape and hood from a closet, planning to become an evil overlord by himself.
Lloyd appeared in Jamanakai Village, throwing toy snakes at the residents and demanding their candy. When the Ninja arrived, they were surprised to see a boy instead of the fearsome Lord Garmadon, prompting Lloyd to explain that he was the dark lord's son. He threatened to unleash the Serpentine on the Ninja if they didn't surrender, but the unimpressed heroes hung him on a sign, where the irate villagers pelted him with fruit for his trickery.
Eventually, Lloyd escaped, swearing revenge on the Ninja. He ended up wandering into the icy Glacier Barrens, where he stumbled upon a strange tomb. Curious, Lloyd opened the tomb and fell inside, where he met the Hypnobrai, a tribe of real Serpentine. The Hypnobrai General, Slithraa, attempted to hypnotize Lloyd, but the would-be evil overlord slipped on the icy floor, causing Slithraa to stare at his own reflection in the ice. Thus hypnotized by his own attack, Slithraa accepted Lloyd as his master, and Lloyd immediately ordered the Hypnobrai to Jamanakai Village to take his revenge.
With the Serpentine at his side, Lloyd quickly subjugated the village, stealing all of its candy for himself as the Hypnobrai mesmerized the villagers. When the Ninja returned, Lloyd watched the battle until the Ninja managed to steal Slithraa's staff, prompting him to call a retreat.
Lloyd commanded the Hypnobrai to build him a Treehouse Fortress within Wildwood Forest, planning to use it as a base from where he can conquer the rest of Ninjago. However, the Ninja attacked and began cutting the support ropes, causing it to collapse. Lloyd ordered the Hypnobrai to fight back, but Skales betrayed him by dropping him into one of his own booby traps. With Lloyd as their prisoner, the Hypnobrai raided the Monastery of Spinjitzu and burnt it to the ground, reclaiming their staff in the process.
Back at the Hypnobrai Tomb, Lloyd tried to get Slithraa to make the others free him. However, Skales defied his General's command, challenging him to a Slither Pit for leadership. During the fight, Lloyd found the Map of Dens in an ice crevice, and surrepitously pocketed it while cheering Slithraa on. Unfortunately for Lloyd, Skales' superior fighting skills allowed him to defeat Slithraa and become the new General. With his authority, Skales banished Lloyd from the tomb, forcing the would-be evil overlord to wander Ninjago once again.
When the Ninja moved into the Destiny's Bounty, Lloyd looked on from a distant dune, glaring at his enemies before continuing his own journey.
Plotting revenge against the Hypnobrai, Lloyd decided to find another Serpentine tribe to ally with. He released the Fangpyre from the Fangpyre Tomb and requested their aid against the Hypnobrai. Although the General, Fangtom, was more than happy to agree, he admitted that they would need to bolster their forces to stand a chance against the Hypnobrai. To this end, the Fangpyre led Lloyd to Ed and Edna's junkyard, where they bit Ed, Edna, and several vehicles.
The next morning, Jay and the other Ninja arrived at the junkyard to visit Jay's parents, only to find the latter slowly transforming into snakes. Lloyd appeared with Fangtom atop a junk pile as the Fangpyre attacked the Ninja, laughing as the heroes were beset by the Fangpyre Wrecking Ball and the Fangpyre Robot. When Sensei Wu attempted to use the Sacred Flute against the Fangpyre, Lloyd used a Serpentine boom box to drown out the melody, brushing off his uncle's demands to turn down the music.
Despite this, the Ninja defeated the Fangpyre forces, prompting Lloyd to call yet another retreat. To his dismay, the Ninja created vehicles of their own from their Golden Weapons, allowing them to catch up to the Rattlecopter and retrieve the Fangpyre Staff to return Jay's parents to normal. When Lloyd led the rest of the Fangpyre against the Destiny's Bounty, the ship took flight and escaped, although not before accidentally dropping the Fangpyre Staff on Fang-Suei's head.
With the Fangpyre forces bolstered, Lloyd led the tribe against the Hypnobrai. Unfortunately, he was betrayed by Fangtom after the latter saw his old friend Skales in charge of the Hypnobrai, but he managed to sneak away while the Generals debated over what to do with him. Having overheard Skales' mention of the Anacondrai being the most powerful and fearsome tribe of all, Lloyd sought out the Anacondrai Tomb within the Sea of Sand.
Upon opening the tomb, Lloyd was greeted with a roomful of skeletons. The Anacondrai General, Pythor P. Chumsworth, appeared and explained that his tribemates had starved to death, and he was the last survivor. Although disappointed at the lack of minions, Lloyd asked Pythor to work for him against the other Serpentine, and the latter agreed, due to Lloyd releasing him from the tomb. The villainous duo proceeded to engage in several shenanigans around Ninjago (including stealing candy, trespassing on grass, and other mischief) before Pythor suggested attacking Darkley's as payback for Lloyd's expulsion.
Lloyd and Pythor proceeded to invade the former's former boarding school, holding his former classmates hostage and setting up booby traps for the Ninja. Despite this, the Ninja eventually cornered them on the roof, where Pythor showed his true colors and stole the Map of Dens. Lloyd protested this action, but Pythor mocked his attempt to control the Serpentine before vanishing from sight, leaving Lloyd to be apprehended by the Ninja.
With Lloyd in their captivity, the Ninja planned to give him a severe punishment, only for Sensei Wu to take a different approach: reading a book to Lloyd and welcoming him aboard the Destiny's Bounty. Although the Ninja questioned this course of action at first, they soon realized that Sensei Wu was trying to turn his nephew away from the dark path he had chosen to follow, and Lloyd soon agreed to work with his uncle against the forces of evil.
Though no longer actively attempting to be evil, Lloyd retained a mischievous streak, which he expressed by performing various tricks against the Ninja: beating all of Kai's high scores in Fist to Face 2 and blaming Cole; putting extra spices in Cole's Violet Berry Soup and claiming Jay was behind it; tinkering with Jay's Sparring Robot and saying Zane did it; and putting Kai's clothes in Zane's laundry, turning the latter's suit pink. He even stole Sensei Wu's lesson book, forcing the old master to improvise a lesson when he broke up the Ninja's argument. Before anything further could be done about Lloyd, Nya called the group to the bridge, revealing her findings on the locations of the remaining Serpentine tombs. While Cole and Zane investigated the Constrictai Tomb, and Kai and Jay went to search the Venomari Tomb, Lloyd was forced to stay on the ship and clean up the mess his pranks had left.
Unfortunately, the Ninja failed to stop Pythor from releasing the remaining Serpentine tribes, with Lloyd blaming himself for starting the trouble by unleashing the first three. Sensei Wu comforted him by reminding him that the past cannot be changed, only the future, and the Ninja subsequently redeployed when Serpentine activity was detected in Ninjago City.
After a successful mission to prevent Pythor from uniting the Serpentine tribes, the Ninja were eating dinner when Lloyd arrived, having finally washed the pink out of Zane's ninja suit. He apologized for his pranking and gave Cole a can of nuts, only for the Black Ninja to refuse, believing it to be another prank. In doing so, however, Cole ended up walking into Lloyd's real prank - a pack of rubber snakes in the fridge - and Lloyd joined the others in laughing at the success.
At the Destiny's Bounty, Lloyd is showing the Ninja how he would attack a Serpentine. The Ninja correct him excessively, and Lloyd asks Sensei Wu what the best way to defeat a Serpentine is. He tells the group that it was the Sacred Flute that Pythor stole, and that without it he fears they will have a hard time fighting off the Serpentine. The alarm goes off and alerts the Ninja to Serpentine activity at the Mega Monster Amusement Park and Lloyd quickly offers to tag along, but Sensei Wu tells him to stay aboard the ship.
Later on Kai, who is patrolling Ninjago City for signs of Samurai X, drops Lloyd off at the Kiddie Arcade, much to Lloyd's protest. As Kai speeds off, Lloyd overhears the Serpentine plotting to travel to The Lost City of Ouroboros. Lloyd dons a snake costume and follows the snakes on to a bus to the city. After a long drive, they reach the city, which is resting in the Sea of Sand. They all pile into a colosseum, where Pythor is announcing a Slither Pit. He tells the Serpentine that if he beats all the Generals at once, he wants their complete, undivided loyalty. Skales, who is secretly supporting Pythor, gives him the stolen Sacred Flute, which he uses during the fight. Lloyd notices this, yet continues to watch on regardless. Upon winning the fight, Pythor demands the Serpentine to bow, but Lloyd accidentally drops a part of his disguise in the process, alerting the Serpentine to his presence and allowing himself to be captured.
The Ninja, back at the Destiny's Bounty, are complaining about their failed attempts to try capturing the Samurai. Sensei Wu comes in, noting that Lloyd is not present. Kai tries to deflect the blame to Cole, who then tries to place it on Jay. Sensei Wu, who is utterly afraid of what might have become of his nephew, tells the Ninja to go find him. The Ninja begin to track down Lloyd, following security camera footage and footprints, and discover he has been captured at The Lost City of Ouroboros. Although they try to rescue him, they are forced to flee, leaving Lloyd behind with the Serpentine.
Lloyd was brought along when the Serpentine went to the Desert Pyramid in search of the second Silver Fangblade. Realizing that the pyramid is full of traps, Pythor forced Lloyd to find the Fangblade for him. Although Lloyd narrowly managed to make it to the center of the pyramid, he discovered that the Fangblade was missing. He reported this to the Serpentine, who presumably extracted him from the pyramid before continuing their hunt for the Fangblade.
Lloyd was brought along when the Serpentine discovered the third Fangblade in the volcano behind the Fire Temple. As Pythor excavated the artifact, the Ninja arrived, along with Lord Garmadon, who had allied with them in order to save his son. During the resulting battle, Pythor had a group of Constrictai burrow into the volcano to destabilize it, and the snakes carried Lloyd on their way out of the volcano. Before the Serpentine could escape, Lord Garmadon attacked them, successfully freeing Lloyd. Unfortunately, another tremor caused part of the ledge to crumble, leaving Lloyd stranded on a rock in the increasingly-unstable sea of lava.
As Lloyd floated on his perch, he saw Kai trying to retrieve the Fangblade as everyone else escaped. He begged Kai to help him, giving him a moment of indecision, but the Red Ninja eventually agreed, leaving the Fangblade to sink into the lava as he pulled Lloyd from the sinking stone. As the volcano erupted around them, Kai unlocked his True Potential at last, using his new abilities to shield himself and Lloyd as they flew back to the Destiny's Bounty.
Once the ship was safely away from the eruption, Lloyd was finally able to reunite with his father, who thanked Kai for the rescue. As Kai explained that he unlocked his True Potential by realizing his destiny was to protect, not become, the Green Ninja, the Golden Weapons began to glow. When held in front of Lloyd, the weapons floated in front of him and crackled with green lightning, revealing that Lloyd himself was the Green Ninja. Lloyd's surprised pleasure soon turned sour, however, as Lord Garmadon realized that this meant he would have to fight his own son in the final battle for control of Ninjago.
On the Destiny's Bounty, Lloyd discovers Lord Garmadon attempting to steal information on the Ninja while the group is out on a mission, and the two argue. The two are interrupted, however, when Nya attempts to call in, requesting reinforcements. Lord Garmadon attempts to answer her plea but Lloyd, in his frustration, tells his father that they don't need his help and to leave instead. Lloyd dresses up in his green ninja suit and sets out to help his friends.
Lloyd arrives at the Serpentine's Underground Fortress but is powerless to help his allies. Just before he is captured, however, Lord Garmadon arrives with the Skulkin Army who battle against the Serpentine. Lloyd frees the Ninja from their cage, and together they steal the four Fangblades and return back to Destiny's Bounty where Lord Garmadon departs, leaving Lloyd upset, but proud of his father.
During a storm on the way to Torchfire Mountain, Lloyd was training below deck on the Bounty when Pythor appears. He tied the strugling boy to the training equipment and duct taped his mouth shut. Lloyd evenually managed to free himself and warn the Ninja that Pythor was onboard, but by then, the Snake King had already hacked the ships system. Lloyd ran on deck to confront Pythor, who had by then taken the fang blades. Lloyd attempts to battle the snake, to which Pythor critiques his childish fighting skills. Lloyd explains, though, that he was only trying to distract him, and it is then that Nya in her Samurai suit arrives. The Serpentine general escapes, though, and Lloyd and Nya watch as he flies off on a Rattlecopter. Lloyd is told to stay on the Bounty while the others chase Pythor to the Lost City of Ouroboros, and he flies the ship there right behind them.
While attempting to balance on one hand while also balancing his allies on top of himself, Lloyd's training was interrupted by a wrecking ball smashing through the wall of the dojo. Learning that Dareth's dojo was scheduled to be condemned due to unpaid bills, his allies realized that Lord Garmadon was behind the plan, in hopes of leaving the Ninja with nowhere to train. To save the dojo, the Ninja decided to enter the annual Ninjaball Run, which offered a substantial amount of money for the victor.
Lloyd entered the race astride the Ultra Dragon, while his fellow Ninja entered in the Ultra Sonic Raider. Although they were left in the dust early on (due to sabotage by Brad and Gene), they quickly began to close in on the competition as they entered Crashcourse Canyon. Lloyd was so busy trying to catch up, he didn't realize that Lord Garmadon had entered the race until the Ultra Dragon bumped into the Black Bounty, ruining its shot on the Raider. Following this incident, Lloyd and the other Ninja decided to work together to get in the lead.
As the competitors entered Birchwood Forest, Lloyd flew the Ultra Dragon high into the sky to look ahead. He spotted a shortcut for the Ultra Sonic Raider, only to be yanked out of the air by the bone hand of the Skull Truck (although this also caused Kruncha and Nuckal to crash). The Ninja were forced to carry on without Lloyd while he tended to the rattled Ultra Dragon.
After the Ultra Dragon recovered, Lloyd flew back to Ninjago City, where the Ninja had narrowly defeated Lord Garmadon to win the race. Noticing that the Black Bounty was unoccupied, Lloyd landed the Ultra Dragon on the ship and claimed it for the Ninja once more. Unfortunately, Garmadon escaped when Skales turned up in the Serpentine Bus, but Lloyd was still able to share a hearty laugh with his friends as Dareth gleefully celebrated their victory by diving into the large, money-filled trophy.
The four Ninja are turned into children by Lord Garmadon and have to drink some Tomorrow's Tea to be transformed back. Sensei Wu, who has the tea, finds the Ninja fighting the Grundle and transform them and Lloyd into their grown selves again.
In his new teenage form, Lloyd discovered that he had become a far more efficient ninja, learning quickly and displaying a new motivation for training. He rapidly became skilled enough to battle all four of his peers simultaneously, although he still made the occasional basic error. After one such error - concentrating on blocking Kai's sword, allowing the Red Ninja to pull the blade away and cause him to fall - Lloyd expressed regret for not taking his training seriously before the Grundle incident, but Sensei Wu assured him that they could only change the future, not the past.
One day, the Falcon returned to the Destiny's Bounty with troubling footage - Lord Garmadon and the Serpentine were back in the Lost City of Ouroboros, apparently preparing for a final battle. Lloyd accompanied the Ninja, Nya, and Sensei Wu to the city that night, where they confronted Lord Garmadon. Lloyd jumped in as his father tried to use the Mega Weapon, firing an ice beam to freeze the tip of the staff. He took Garmadon's shock at his older appearance in stride, commenting that he'd "grown a little" since their last meeting. Before the heroes could attack, Lord Garmadon fled, leaving a group of Serpentine soldiers to attack them.
The Ninja quickly defeated the snakes and pursued Lord Garmadon, only to find an empty room and a strange portal before them. Suddenly, the City of Ouroboros began to sink into the sand, and Lloyd realized that he could not feel his hands. Everyone realized that Lord Garmadon had traveled into the past, attempting to negate Lloyd's destiny by preventing the Ninja from becoming a team. As the other four Ninja leaped into the portal to stop Garmadon's time tampering, Lloyd joined Nya and Sensei Wu in fleeing the city before they were buried alive.
Lloyd presumably returned to the Destiny's Bounty and waited for his friends. During his wait, his destiny was repeatedly altered by the actions of the Ninja and Lord Garmadon in the past, causing him to disappear and reappear aboard the ship. Eventually, however, the Ninja managed to restore the past to its original form by destroying Garmadon's Mega Weapon with the Golden Weapons of the past.
When the timestream repaired itself, the Ninja were taken back to the previous night, at the beginning of their training session with Lloyd. Lloyd himself arrived late, but barely had a chance to apologize before the other Ninja hugged him, visibly relieved. He was puzzled by their talk, wondering why he wouldn't be here with them, and his confusion only grew when they began speaking of Lord Garmadon's Mega Weapon - its destruction in the past had erased his memories of it. Eventually, however, the Ninja told Lloyd not to worry about the past and prepare for the future, although Lloyd still felt like he was missing some sort of joke.
After Lord Garmadon and the Serpentine Generals left for the Island of Darkness, the alarm clock wakes up all of the ninja, and Lloyd uses his powers to try and break it. Sensei Wu comes in and tells the ninja that the Ultra Dragon made a mess outside and that someone should clean it up. Lloyd ended up having to clean up the mess outside, with the ninja saying that having a pet Dragon needs a lot of responsibility. Lloyd is asked if his mom let him have a pet, and Lloyd replies that he doesn't remember his mom because she dropped him off at Darkly's School for Bad Boys when he was young. Nya rushes in and tells the ninja that there is an emergency at the Ninjago Museum of History.
When they arrive the museum's director tells them that the Great Devourer's venom seeped into the sewer system and leaked into the museum and brought the Stone Warrior merchandise to life. The ninja then fight them and make a mess in the process. One of the toys slipped away and Sensei Wu chases it. When he crushes it, he runs into his sister-in-law, Misako. When Lloyd and the other ninja exit the gift shop, Sensei Wu introduces Misako to the ninja. Once Lloyd found out that she was his mother, Misako told him that she had reasons to leave him, but Lloyd ignores her and storms off into another room to be alone.
Meanwhile, Lord Garmadon and the Serpentine Generals ride in the Rattlecopter. Lord Garmadon starts complaining about not finding the island, so he orders Snike to turn the Rattlecopter around. Skales lies to Lord Garmadon by saying that he found the island, and when Lord Garmadon looks around Skales pushes him off of the Rattlecopter and into the sea. The other Serpentine Generals then crown Skales the new Snake King.
Back in the museum, Misako finds Lloyd sitting at the edge of a bottomless sinkhole exhibit, which she states that it is where she unearthed the Giant Stone Warrior. Misako explains that she abandoned him in order to learn everything about the Green Ninja prophecy, knowing that Lloyd would be the Green Ninja and wanting to stop him and his father from fighting the final battle. She begins telling a story of the First Spinjitzu Master and how he created Ninjago with the Four Golden Weapons. Misako explains that in order for there to be light, there must be shadow, and in shadow there is darkness. The darkest of shadow existed long ago, which was an evil spirit called The Overlord. The balance was at stake, and neither could conquer the other, so The Overlord created indestructible warriors called the Stone Army. Knowing that he would eventually be defeated, the First Spinjitzu Master divided Ninjago in two, and since then there had been no signs of The Overlord or his Stone Army until Misako's recent discovery. As long as the balance remains even, The Overlord will stay trapped on the Island of Darkness, and Lloyd is the only one who can defeat The Overlord once and for all before Ninjago falls prey to darkness.
Then, while the Museum Director showcases the new Stone Warrior Statue exhibit, some of the Great Devourer's venom drips from the ceiling and onto the exhibit, bringing it to life. As Misako tells them that there is no hope to prevent Lord Garmadon and Lloyd's fight, the Stone Warrior starts rampaging through the Museum and confronts the ninja. They try to fight it off, which was ineffectual, and they are forced to flee the room and run through the museum as they try devising a plan to defeat it. They stop inside a large room and close the doors, and as the Stone Warrior begins to break it down, Lloyd suddenly comes up with a plan and tells the Ninja to distract it. Lloyd leaves the room and the Stone Warrior breaks in.
Lord Garmadon washes up on the beach of the Island of Darkness and The Overlord discovers him. The Overlord begins talking with Lord Garmadon, and Lord Garmadon demands that he give him the power to destroy the Ninja and to make Ninjago into his own image, but The Overlord says he needs to follow his instructions first.
At the museum, Misako decides to help Lloyd by leading the Stone Warrior to Lloyd's location. After she meets up with him, Lloyd manages to trick the Stone Warrior into stepping over the fake floor paneling, revealing the giant sinkhole where it was unearthed. Once the warrior falls, Misako tells Lloyd that she is proud of her son, and when Sensei Wu arrives he asks her to stay with them, to which she accepts.
Lloyd was training to fight without using his eyes (messing up Dareth's Dojo in the process) when Ninjago City was hit by a strong earthquake. The Ninja saved a woman who was trapped by the collapsing street as Misako realized that, according to the prophecies, the earthquakes are a warning. Soon after, an army of Stone Warriors emerged from underground (accidentally awoken by the Great Devourer's venom and released from their tomb by Skales' Serpentine) and wreak havoc over the city. At Sensei Wu's instruction, Lloyd and the other Ninja held off the warriors as best as they could while the citizens evacuated to the roof of the NTV office building.
The ninja sail to the dark island via flightless Destiny's Bounty. Along the way they run into a storm and ship-eating Starteeth. When the storm passes the ship (without a rudder and a hole in the side) runs ashore on an island with a prison tower. When the ninja get to the top, Dr. Julien greets them and takes them in. Inside he seats them and haves a robot serve them tea. There, Dr. Julien tells Zane what happened after his apparent death.
After Dr. Julien turned off Zane's memory switch, he really did pass away, but Samukai revived him with a special elixir, and in return, requested that he create the Skeleton Army's vehicles. When Dr. Julien refused, Samukai locked him in the prison tower with a Leviathan to keep guard, promising the doctor if he did what he said, he would see Zane again. However, time elapsed.
After he finished telling his story, the Leviathan comes and sends out a tentacle with eyes to check on Dr. Julien, while the others hide. After it goes away, Dr. Julien and the ninja work together to fix the Bounty's rocket boosters.
As the Bounty takes off, the Leviathan grabs the ship. Zane jumps into the water and frees the creature from its chains using star teeth. Freed, the Leviathan lets the Bounty go, and the Ninja all sail off back to Ninjago.
The ninja finally arrive on the Island of Darkness, where the Stone Army is preparing for the final battle. Lord Garmadon oversees the army's mining of Dark Matter, pure evil in the heart of the island, in order to build a superweapon that can turn the tide of the war.
On the Destiny's Bounty, the Ninja learn that the Temple of Light is where they can receive their elemental powers and where Lloyd can gain the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master technique: the Golden Dragon, a fighting style practiced only by the First Spinjitzu Master. In order to do this, the ninja must use a medallion to find the temple, where Lloyd must strike the Instrument of Peace. The Ninja prepare to head out, but Sensei Wu tells Lloyd to stay behind - they cannot risk starting the final battle early by having him encounter his father. The sensei also tells his pupils to remain stealthy at all costs, as Garmadon does not yet know they are here - unbeknownst to the heroes, The Overlord has sensed their presence, and tells Lord Garmadon to find them before they can reach the Temple of Light.
Dr. Julien and Nya begin building new vehicles for the Ninja: a power drill for Cole and a robot for Kai. As the Stone Army searches the island and Sensei Wu, Misako, Dr. Julien and Lloyd guard the hidden Bounty, the Ninja infiltrate Lord Garmadon's camp, only for Zane to rush off when he notices his Falcon. He retrieves it, but is spotted and the other Ninja have to save him. Running from the army, they narrowly escape and go back to get the machines. On the bright side, Jay was able to find the Temple of Light by aligning three lights with the holes in the medallion - the temple is at the top of the island's highest mountain.
With their new vehicles, the Ninja head for the Temple of Light, barely keeping ahead of the Stone Army. Inside the Temple, they find pictures on the walls depicting their journey from the past until the present. Further in is a great bell, hanging above a strange design on the floor bearing the Ninja's symbols. Realizing that it's the Instrument of Peace, Lloyd strikes it, causing a light to shine on him and beams of energy to reflect off crystals in the walls. Soon, the entire room is crisscrossed with beams, and one hits a pillar, making it glow brightly. At the foot of the pillar, Kai's armor transforms, and a Dragon Sword with the power of Fire appears in his hand.
In rapid succession, Zane, Cole and Jay undergo similar transformations, regaining their powers over Ice, Earth, and Lightning, respectively. As their swords manifest blades representing their respective elements, Lloyd rises into the air. The Ninja use their swords to send their elemental powers to Lloyd, who glows brightly as a golden dragon appears for a split second. When the light fades, Lloyd lands on the ground, wearing a new suit similar to the other four Ninja, and with his true powers unlocked.
The Stone Army finally marches into the Temple, but the Ninja are more than ready for them - using their new elemental powers, they easily trounce the warriors. Kai beats up some soldiers within a ring of fire, Jay electrocutes a whole line of enemies with a single touch, Zane tricks a group of his foes into turning themselves into an ice pillar, and Cole swallows his opponents in a mound of dirt. Finally, Lloyd summons the power of the Golden Dragon, creating a brilliant light that frightens the remaining stone soldiers into retreat.
Lloyd's powers cause a golden dragon to appear on the roof of the Temple, roaring mightily. From the Bounty, Sensei Wu and the others celebrate, knowing that their friends have succeeded. Atop the mountain where the Celestial Clock resides, Lord Garmadon comments that the Stone Army isn't as invincible as they thought. The Overlord is unfazed, telling Lord Garmadon that their strength grows along with the Ninja; the Ultimate Weapon will be completed just as the Celestial Clock reaches the end of its countdown. The Overlord assures Garmadon that the Ultimate Weapon will ensure that nothing will prevent the triumph of darkness, as the Celestial Clock's hands get ever closer to the skull emblem marking the time of the final battle.
The Overlord appears before Lord Garmadon, asking why some members of the Stone Army are manning vehicles around the perimeter of the camp instead of working on the superweapon. Garmadon explains that he's strengthening their defenses, worrying that the newly-empowered Ninja will attempt to avert the prophesized final battle by attacking him. The Overlord suspects that Garmadon's resolve is wavering, since the final battle will lead him to face his son - Garmadon furiously denies this, stating that remaking Ninjago in his own image is his only desire. Frustrated by the Overlord's concerns, he angrily orders a nearby group of Stone Soldiers to redouble their efforts on the superweapon - above, the Overlord declares "That's the Garmadon I'm counting on..."
Back at the beach, Dr. Julien repairs the Falcon, while the Ninja celebrate their restored powers by shooting down coconuts. The party is interrupted by Sensei Wu, who chastises the Ninja for their unseemly mirth; they may have the power to defeat the Stone Army, but the Celestial Clock is still counting down to the final battle between light and darkness. At that, Misako reveals a way to at least delay the battle: if the Helmet of Shadows is returned to its pedestal, the countdown might stop long enough for them to gain an advantage. Risking everything, the Ninja disguise themselves as Stone Warriors and escort Misako to Lord Garmadon's camp. As General Kozu takes Misako to his master's tent, the disguised Ninja are put to work carrying Dark Matter to the superweapon. The weapon is surrounded by a wooden wall, but the Ninja notice one protruding detail - a very large cannon - and ponder what Garmadon plans to attack with it.
Meanwhile, Misako appears before Garmadon, who notes that the Stone Army would never be able to catch her - unless she wanted to be caught. Using her husband's lingering affection for her, Misako convinces Garmadon to remove the Helmet, allowing her to steal it. At the same time, the Ninja are discovered when Cole attacks a Stone Soldier, forcing them to fight their way back down to the entrance as Misako rejoins them.
Before the group can flee, an enraged Garmadon stomps onto the scene, piloting a massive, four-armed robot that proves invulnerable to the Ninja's new elemental powers. Luckily, Nya arrives in the Power Drill just in time, explaining that the repaired Falcon saw that they needed her help. The Ninja make their escape with Misako and Nya, but the Stone Army pursues them until the Overlord reminds Lord Garmadon that the Ninja could turn the army against him if they don the Helmet. Unknown to the villains, Jay has done just that, only to quickly remove it when the others point out that he could be corrupted by the dark headgear.
When the Power Drill emerges in the jungle, Garmadon is quick to pursue. After a frantic chase that ends in the Power Drill being disabled momentarily, Garmadon goes for the kill, only for Lloyd to blast it with his powers. Lord Garmadon emerges from the wreckage, weakened and vulnerable; from the Power Drill, the Ninja encourage Lloyd to finish him off. Despite everything at stake, the Green Ninja is unable to strike the fatal blow, forcing him to jump aboard the Power Drill as the Ninja make their escape from the advancing Stone Army.
At the Celestial Clock, the Ninja meet with Sensei Wu and desperately look for the Helmet's pedestal with minutes to spare. As the Stone Army arrives, the Ninja find the pedestal and replace the Helmet, but it's one second too late; the countdown has ended and the final battle is upon them. As the clock fires a mighty energy flare inland, the Stone Army captures Nya and the Ninja are sent down into a crevasse. Surviving the fall, the Ninja head off to prepare for the final battle, with Jay angered at Nya's capture and Lloyd ashamed of his hesitation. Meanwhile, Lord Garmadon sees the laser aimed at his camp, and demands to know what is going on. The Overlord tells him that their superweapon is complete and his to command. The two villains return to the camp as the energy from the clock forms a sphere, completing the ultimate weapon of the forces of darkness: the Garmatron. Lord Garmadon declares that it's more beautiful than even he could imagine, and joins the Overlord in laughing in anticipation of their imminent victory.
Lloyd was still dejected over the prospect of fighting his father, but Sensei Wu reminded him that it was his destiny as the Chosen One - all of Ninjago depended on his victory. Misako added that Lord Garmadon is just as reluctant at the prospect of battling his son, and the other Ninja pledge their assistance in the final fight. Reinvigorated by his friends' support, Lloyd led the charge on Lord Garmadon's base camp, only to find it deserted. Realizing that Garmadon plans to use his ultimate weapon to corrupt Ninjago itself with darkness, Lloyd resolved that they can't let Lord Garmadon fire a single shot.
With the other Ninja battling a Dark Matter-corrupted Nya, Lloyd, Misako, and Sensei Wu ran to the shores of the Island of Darkness, where Lord Garmadon was preparing to fire his first shot. They begged Garmadon to reconsider his path, but he insisted that the only way they can be together again is if he corrupts the entire world with the same evil that has consumed his being. With the Garmatron warming up its main cannon, Lloyd jumped aboard to confront his father; however, General Kozu pinned him down long enough for the Garmatron to fire. Lloyd attempted to summon his powers to break free, but Lord Garmadon activated a trap door that drops both the Green Ninja and the Stone General out of the Garmatron.
With more of Ninjago being darkened by the moment, Lloyd lamented his failure, but Sensei Wu assured him that he did his best. Moments later, Lord Garmadon underwent a gruesome transformation as the Overlord began manifesting in the mortal realm again; Sensei Wu explained that the Overlord has possessed Lord Garmadon's body. Misako warned her son that the Overlord will show no mercy, but the recently-arrived Ninja offered their support once again - with renewed determination, Lloyd led them in attacking the Stone Army.
Seeking more evil power to increase his strength, the Overlord aims the Garmatron's cannon at Ninjago City, but nothing happens. Looking over the side of his vehicle, the Overlord realizes that the whole of his army is occupied fighting the Ninja, with Sensei Wu and Misako preventing the Stone Soldiers from bringing the next warhead to the Garmatron. Although General Kozu attacks Sensei Wu, the old master kicks him into the Garmatron's loading port - thinking that the next bullet is loaded, The Overlord fires, sending his own general flying into Ninjago City. General Kozu ends up crashing through the window of the Mojo Dojo, where Dareth sends his students to swarm the four-armed Stone General. Enraged, The Overlord decides to load the cannon personally, only for Lloyd to leap atop the Garmatron and challenge him to battle. While Kai hijacks one of the Garmatron's turrets to back Jay up against the remnants of the Stone Army, the Overlord knocks Lloyd off of the tank. Their battle continues on the beach, briefly clashing with energy beams before Lloyd dodges and blasts his foe into the jungle. The Overlord quickly recovers and flies above the trees, delivering a brutal tackle that sends Lloyd flying. The Overlord gloats that he can keep this up for eternity, but Lloyd is alone - in response, Lloyd removes his mask and asserts that his father will never hurt him. Lord Garmadon briefly asserts himself from within the Overlord, begging Lloyd to stay strong - the Overlord's confusion and shock gives Lloyd an opportunity to take the offensive. As they clash with their energy beams once more, Lloyd calls out to his father, whose struggles cause the Overlord to falter. As Lloyd pushes his power to the limit, the Overlord roars that his father is gone before overcoming Lloyd's attack, trapping the Green Ninja in a sphere of dark energy and hurling him across the beach. Misako and Sensei Wu rush to Lloyd's side as the Overlord finally turns the Garmatron's cannon on his foes, but the tank's next shot is blocked by the Destiny's Bounty, piloted by Dr. Julien. Fed up with the interference, the Overlord creates a portal for his army, declaring that they will go to Ninjago City personally to finish the job. From the back of the Garmatron, Nya mockingly bids farewell to her brother as he leaps at the portal, only to fall short. Kai screams in fury and despair as the portal closes, leaving the heroes trapped on the Island of Darkness. Misako manages to awaken Lloyd, who wonders if he has failed the prophecy; Sensei Wu tells him that he did not defeat the Overlord, but he did not lose his life, either. Picking up a piece of the Destiny's Bounty - marked with the symbol for "destiny" - Lloyd muses that he didn't lose the battle, only the fight; the true clash between good and evil is far from over.
Atlhough Lloyd's injured leg was bandaged by Dr. Julien, he was still left with a notceable limp as he regrouped with his disheartened allies. He encouraged them to keep fighting, despite the hopelessness of their situation, and succeeded in restoring the heroes' morale just in time for the Falcon to arrive with new information.
Hitching a ride on Kai's Fire Robot, Lloyd and his friends returned to the Temple of Light, where they activated a hidden mechanism that revealed the Golden Mech. When Lloyd sat in the cockpit, his powers as the Chosen One restored the ancient machine to fighting form. With the Ultra Dragon's arrival to the Island of Darkness, the group was able to return to Ninjago City, only to find it infected with Dark Matter and ruled by the Overlord, now restored to his monstrous true form.
While his allies drew the Stone Army's fire airborne, Lloyd charged the fortress from ground level and burst through the outer wall with the Golden Mech. He was quickly brought down by Nya, forcing the Ninja to drop down to aid him against the Stone Army. Despite their fighting prowess, the heroes were almost overwhelmed by the Stone Army, only to be saved when Dareth donned the Helmet of Shadows and took command of the ancient soldiers.
Lloyd proceeded to ascend the tower with the other Ninja, only to watch them fall victim to the Overlord's corruption. With his last ally -Kai- occupied with distracting Nya, Lloyd was forced to limp up to the top of the tower alone, where the Overlord was waiting. Despite the seemingly-impossible odds, Lloyd boldly challenged the dark dragon, creating a shield of energy to block the Overlord's dark flames. Summoning all of his strength and resolve to win, Lloyd unlocked the full font of his hidden powers, becoming the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master.
In his newly-empowered form, Lloyd proved to be a match for the much larger Overlord, blocking his enemy's blows and retaliating with mighty punches and kicks that sent the beast flying off the tower. To pursue the Overlord, Lloyd summoned the Golden Dragon, which he used to carry the Overlord high over Ninjago. Infuriated, the Overlord enveloped Lloyd and his mount in a massive sphere of darkness before attempting to eat them, but Lloyd concentrated his powers within the dragon's mouth, releasing an explosion of light that obliterated the Overlord.
In the aftermath of the Overlord's defeat, all of his creations and corruption vanished. Lloyd reunited with his allies in the crater left by the Garmatron's disappearance, but his jubilation was muted by his sorrow over the apparent loss of his father. No sooner had Misako comforted him, however, did Garmadon himself reappear, purified of both the Overlord's possession and the Great Devourer's venom. After a moment of bewilderment, Lloyd happily welcomed his father back, before leaving with Garmadon and Misako to catch up on the family bonding time they had been denied for so long.
When the ninja were surrounded, Lloyd comes with the Golden Dragon and uses his golden power to make the Overlord's vehicle freeze and become good. When the Digital Overlord turns the vehicles evil again, Lloyd tried to do it again but Sensei Wu don't allowed him because his power makes them stronger.
Lloyd got his new green ninja suit so the Overlord can't find him. Lloyd and the ninja met Lord Garmadon but he changed his name into Sensei Garmadon. Lloyd volunteered to do the art of the silent fist. He kept missing by Garmadon's dodging. Lloyd uses his power again but Nya told him the same thing. Lloyd use his golden spinjitzu to save Zane.
Sensei Garmadon trains Lloyd by moving the mountains to make a bridge but he refuse to move the mountains. He uses the Golden Dragon to make a bridge. When Lloyd climbs the mountain, he finds a baby bird living on a nest.
Lloyd got to Hiroshi's Labyrinth to hide from the Overlord's army. When the Overlord's army comes, Lloyd uses his bike to fight the Nindroid army. Lloyd got captured by the hooded stranger Pythor P. Chumsworth, who was revealed to have survived being eaten by the Devourer.
Initially, Lloyd was a young boy with a blonde "bowlcut" hairstyle. He wore black pants, a purple sash around his waist, and a black shirt with white rib-like markings on the front, resembling the appearance of his father, Lord Garmadon. However, the illusion is negated by Lloyd's normal-looking face and hands, as well as the small green number "5" on the upper left side of his shirt.
While leaving Darkley's Boarding School for Bad Boys, Lloyd stole a black hood and cape to make his outfit look more menacing. After moving in with the ninja, he wore it periodically, primarily during his time in the Serpentine's captivity. When his destiny as the Green Ninja was revealed, Lloyd mainly wore the green gi of the Chosen One.
After the Grundle incident exposed him to the aging effects of Tomorrow's Tea, Lloyd became a young man (around the same age as the other Ninja) with a deeper voice and a new hairstyle. He continued to wear his Green Ninja gi, with the addition of chest and shoulder armor similar to the other ZX Ninja. See here for Lloyd's appearances in other ninja suits.
Throughout his life, one constant of Lloyd's personality was his love for his father, Lord Garmadon. It was a desire to follow in his evil parent's footsteps that drove him to enroll in Darkley's - and later, to unleash the Serpentine upon Ninjago.
However, his attempts to become the next evil overlord of Ninjago were largely stymied by his inherently good personality - Lloyd's idea of "evil" was stealing candy, pulling pranks, and overseeing Ninjago from within a treehouse fortress, with his best attempt at an evil laugh being a rather melodramatic "Muhahahaha!" Lloyd's lack of true evil also showed in his demeanor around his Serpentine "minions"; he usually went along with whatever ideas they concocted, and was quick to call a retreat if the battle turned even slightly against his allies. He also displayed extreme naivety about their warlike society, expecting Skales to hand over the Hypnobrai Staff to Slithraa simply because the latter outranked him.
After being betrayed by Pythor and taking up residence on the Destiny's Bounty, Lloyd's true nature began to emerge. Having been turned from the path of evil by Sensei Wu's guidance, he turned his thoughts to stopping the Serpentine threat (partially out of guilt for releasing the first three tribes in the first place). He retained a mischievous streak for a time, but quickly grew out of it after being forced to clean up the messes his pranks left. He also became eager to help the Ninja in any way he could, but his lack of combat talents and inexperience with battling the Serpentine meant that he was relegated to the ship during their missions. This desire to help led to Lloyd's capture when he blew his cover at the City of Ouroboros.
The revelation that he was destined to become the Green Ninja further increased Lloyd's eagerness to help - to his chagrin, this only meant that the Ninja had even less incentive to take him on missions. He was also forced to confront the fact that he was now destined to fight his father, Lord Garmadon, for the fate of Ninjago, causing him to alternate between regret and hostility towards the four-armed villain. Despite this, Lloyd continued to love his father, being saddened when Lord Garmadon had to leave the ship for good.
Lloyd underwent his most dramatic personality shift yet when he was aged to a teenager by Tomorrow's Tea. He became much more serious and calm than before, dedicating himself to his training and becoming a true part of the Ninja team. However, his misgivings about confronting his father only grew stronger, forcing Sensei Wu and Misako to constantly remind him that he had no choice. Despite this, Lloyd was unable to overcome his love for his father, leading to him failing to destroy Lord Garmadon when the latter was vulnerable. It was only when the Overlord took complete control of Garmadon's body was Lloyd able to discard his misgivings and access his full power.
Initially, Lloyd had no outstanding combat skills, being about as strong as a boy his age with no special training. His flair for dramatics and minor knowledge of Ninjago history allowed him to cow the public with bombastic threats and harmless tricks, but he proved helpless against enemies like the Ninja or the Serpentine, relying on strokes of luck and opportune distractions to get away from them unscathed. After joining the Ninja aboard the Destiny's Bounty, Lloyd revealed a flair for pranks and video games, beating all of Kai's high scores in "Fist to Face 2" and nearly bringing the Ninja to blows by pranking each of them and blaming another Ninja.
After his destiny as the Green Ninja was revealed, Lloyd began developing some capability in hand-to-hand combat. However, his overenthusiastic approach to training and lack of a dedicated mentor (as the Ninja were concentrating on stopping the Serpentine from unleashing the Great Devourer) prevented him from becoming much of a threat to his enemies. However, Lloyd occasionally used his lack of skill to his advantage, tricking enemies into complacently mocking his wild posturing until his more powerful allies could join the fight.
Lloyd's skills began advancing more rapidly after the Ninja defeated the Great Devourer and secured Dareth's dojo as a training site. He developed the ability to use Spinjitzu, enhanced fighting abilities, and a burgeoning ability to control all four elements. However, he did not come into his own until after being aged to a teenager, after which he gained the physical skill and mental focus to truly begin applying himself to his training.
By the time the Stone Army surfaced, Lloyd had grown significantly in all aspects of his fighting skill. In addition to a much more controlled Spinjitzu and far greater mastery of the elements, the Green Ninja had developed a tactical mind that allowed him to gain the upper hand against foes such as the Giant Stone Warrior. His powers were enhanced even further after the empowerment ritual in the Temple of Light, allowing him to overcome Lord Garmadon's Samurai Mech with a single beam.
After becoming the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master, Lloyd's powers reached their full devastating potential. He gained the ability to levitate in mid-air, incredible strength that allowed him to knock around the far larger Overlord, and the ability to summon the Golden Dragon from pure light energy. At the end of his battle with the Overlord, he charged his powers within the villain's supersized mouth, creating an explosion of light that utterly obliterated the dark dragon.
In the cartoon, Lloyd rarely used any weapons; his younger self tended to stay behind the front lines while his allies (first the Serpentine, then the Ninja) did the fighting. After becoming a ninja, he briefly wielded a Nin-Jo against Pythor in "The Rise of The Great Devourer", but generally remained out of direct combat. His older self continued to favor Spinjitzu, martial arts, and his elemental powers in battle, but he also briefly commanded the Golden Mech after its discovery in the Temple of Light. During his final battle with the Overlord, Lloyd also summoned the Golden Dragon to aid him in pursuing the villain to the skies.
In LEGO sets, Lloyd wields a variety of weapons. His younger self had a variety of interesting and debilitating weapons - such as the Blinding Staff, the Double-Bladed Axe, and the Spear of Forked Tongues - but he generally favored the Golden Viper and the Golden Bolt. His teenage form wielded the Super Bolt, but also wielded a Nin-Jo and both silver and golden katanas. As the Golden Ninja, Lloyd generally used an ornate golden sword resembling the Sword of Fire.
- According to his Character Card, Lloyd's dominant element is Lightning, explaining why he was shown using the Nunchucks of Lightning in Zane's dream. It also parallels Lord Garmadon, whose dominant element is Dark Lightning.
- Lloyd's role as a hero is foreshadowed by the small green "5" on the black shirt he wears in his early appearances. The color of the "5" refers to his destiny as the Green Ninja, while the number itself refers to how he will be the fifth member of the Ninja team.
- Lloyd is a mediocre pilot, as seen when he has to fly the Destiny's Bounty in "All of Nothing" and "The Rise of The Great Devourer".
- Lloyd's teenaged form has the same hair-piece as Lord Garmadon's "purified" form.