Karloff Kai
Abilities Metal Mimicry
First Appearance The Invitation
Status Used

Metal is a secondary element in the world of Ninjago. It was first used in "The Invitation" by Karlof. It's generally associated with the color silver and corresponds with the Elemental Metal Dragon.

Users' Abilities

  • Metal Mimicry - The user is able to turn themself entirely into metal.
    • Enhanced Strength - When the user is turned into metal, his or her strength is increased.
    • Enhanced Durability - This augments the user's durability, increasing their resistance to attacks and elemental powers.
    • Deflection - When the user is turned into metal, they are capable of deflecting attacks, normally projectiles or blunt force, away from themselves, as shown when Chen deflected Lloyd's green energy balls in "The Forgotten Element."
    • Size Alteration - When the user is turned into metal.


Symbol of Metal

The symbol of Metal

The symbol of Metal appears to be a gear shape. It has been seen on Karlof's back, as well as a less detailed form of it on the lower front of his torso.

Notable Users


Staff of Elements


Elemental Powers of Ninjago

Main Elements

Earth · Fire · Ice · Lightning

Secondary Elements

Amber · Form · Gravity · Light · Metal · Mind · Nature · Poison · Shadow · Smoke · Sound · Speed · Time · Water · Wind · Imagination (non-canon)

Elemental Essences

Creation · Darkness · Destruction · Energy · Golden Power

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Creation · Earth · Fire · Green · Ice · Lightning · Surprise · Water

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