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“It's Neuro, master of the Mind.”
— Neuro to Jay

Neuro is the current Elemental Master of Mind and was a competitor in Master Chen's Tournament of Elements. Though wise and insightful, Neuro could be distrustful and selfish, especially towards the other fighters. When Chen's true plans unfolded, Neuro joined the Elemental Masters to reclaim their powers, but failed to prevent Chen's followers from becoming fake Anacondrai.

After regaining their powers, the Elemental Masters united against Chen's army at the Corridor of Elders. Neuro and his allies were being overwhelmed, until Garmadon sacrificed himself to curse Chen's followers. Months later, Nadakhan imprisoned Neuro and the other Elemental Masters in the Sword of Souls.[1] When Jay made his final wish, recent events were erased and Neuro was freed.

After the supposed demise of the original Ninja, Lloyd will recruit Neuro and many others into a new team in a bid to resist Lord Garmadon's oppressive rule.

History

Neuro was born as the descendant of the Elemental Master of Mind. He eventually unlocked his own True Potential and became a contestant in the Tournament of Elements.

The Tournament of Elements

The Invitation

Neuro was one of the participants in the Tournament of Elements who boarded the boat with everyone else.

Only One Can Remain

Neuro was among those who succeeded in acquiring a Jadeblade.

Versus

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Neuro sees himself fighting Bolobo

Neuro fought against Bolobo in the Tournament and faced problems with being trapped in vines from Bolobo's control of Nature.

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Neuro obtaining a Jadeblade.

However, Neuro was able to break free and defeat him by obtaining the Jadeblade. His victory allowed him to be one of the competitors who advanced through to the next round.

When the Ninja asked him to help, he already knows their reason for seeking him out but refused to help as they were competition until Lloyd told him to read his mind and see why he should help. Doing so, he saw Chen stealing Karlof's power and was shocked to find out that was what Chen is up to. Lloyd tells him it was only a matter of time before Chen steals his power as well and Neuro accepts their offer to join them.

Mind Reading

Neuro reading Clouse's mind

Later, he attempts to read Chen's mind but Clouse halts him and questions if he's helping the Ninja. He denies this but secretly reads his mind. He then reports to the Ninja that Clouse is keeping a secret, which is an ancient spell to re-awaken the Anacondrai, involving stealing all the Elemental Powers for the spell to be completed.

Ninja Roll

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Neuro in the Thunderblade competition

Despite being on the Ninjas' side, Neuro acted as an enemy until they could convince the others of the truth. He was still interested with being on a winning team and was angered from having his room taken away, resulting in being one of the contestants who joined Chamille's team in the Thunderblade race and electrocuted by Jay shortly after the race started.

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Neuro in the thunderblade race

He later joined the Ninja after they have convinced the rest of the contestants (except Chamille, Tox, and Shade) about the real purpose of the Tournament while explaining to Jay he wanted to be on the winning side.

Spy for a Spy

Like the others, he became interested in Chen's staff when Chen lied and promised the winner of the Tournament it as the prize. Lloyd, however, was horrified of Chen's lying and blurted out Neuro reading Clouse's mind, which causes him to glare at the Master of Mind forcing him to state he doesn't remember what he saw. Later, he got into an argument with Skylor, who purposely stated he could be the spy. He later became convinced Shade was the spy, along with the others.

Spellbound

For the next round of the tournament, Neuro and the other remaining fighters boarded a blimp and were taken high above the island. Due to his fear of heights, the master of mind became increasingly uneasy until he couldn't take it any more and burst inside the cockpit, only to find it on autopilot. Using the television screen, the fighters were informed by Chen what the objective of the next round was; parachute down to the island to find Nya and the winner would automatically advance to the final round. Quickly seizing a parachute, Neuro was able to land safely on the ground and began searching for Nya.

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Elemental Masters captured by Chen.

However upon arriving on the island, Neuro was captured by Chen's men and thrown in a vengestone prison along with the other Elemental Masters except Lloyd (who evaded capture) and Skylor (who was the spy). He witnesses Kai being thrown in the cage by Chen and sadly looks at him knowing what fate awaits them later.

The Forgotten Element

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The captive Elemental Masters brought before Chen.

After his capture, he and the other captured Elemental Masters were put in Vengestone shackles as they were brought before Chen. While the other masters lamented the fact that they didn't heed the Ninjas' warning; Neuro remarked that it took all of them being defeated to bring them together noting on how it was too late. The prisoners then had their powers drained by Chen.

He, along with other masters (except Kai who was given a reprieve by Skylor), were taken to the Noodle Factory to work on making Master Chen Noodles. There, they allied themselves with the rest of the Elemental Masters and Dareth to build a Roto-Jet and escape from the factory. After completing it, the elemental masters used the jet to break through the cultists and Clouse's pet serpent before disrupting Chen's spell. They battled alongside Kai, Skylor, Master Garmadon, and Nya against Chen's forces.

After the staff was destroyed, everyone regained their powers and they defeated and captured most of Chen's forces but Chen, Clouse, and a select few henchmen escaped with Skylor as their hostage. With Chen gone for now, the Elemental Masters seized control of his island and capturing most of his army, but Skylor was nowhere to be found. Immediately, the Ninja ordered the Masters to search for Skylor.

The Day of the Dragon

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Turner guarding the prisoners

Neuro and Griffin Turner stood guard over Chen's captured henchmen, as Turner states he could win Jay's game show before Neuro gets a mental message from Skylor to tell them of Chen's new plan and has Turner relay the message to Ninja.

When Chen's forces transform into Anacondrai, Neuro and the other Elemental Masters try to hold them off but are overwhelmed, Neuro is knocked down but Shade comes to his aid and he alerts him of Anacondrai behind him. Neuro and the other masters retreat and hold the door to prevent their enemy from entering the palace.

They soon bear witness to Chen and his forces escaping in the Roto Jets to conquer Ninjago while leaving the elemental masters stranded on the island with no means of escape. The Elemental Masters then bear witness to the arrival of Zane on the Titanium Dragon stating he has faced his fear before Kai and Skylor arrive on the Elemental Fire Dragon supporting Zane's words and stating they could all do it.

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Neuro summons his Elemental Dragon

Motivated by this display, the elemental masters created their own Elemental Dragons with Neuro creating his own Elemental Mind Dragon and leaving to face Chen's army.

The Greatest Fear of All

The Elemental Masters arrive a day after Chen to find that he has not attacked and are told by Lloyd to keep watch over the city.

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The Elemental Masters prepare to confront Chen

Later on, Neuro and the other masters stand ready to hold off Chen and his forces who have gathered in noodle trucks but they are surprised when the trucks scatter to various locations. They each pursue a truck only to find them empty and realize Chen separated them to invade without hindrance. The revelation that they put many people in danger causes them to lose control of their Dragons.

The Corridor of Elders

After being separated by Chen's impostor Anacondrai army, Lloyd met up with him, both driving noodle trucks, as they could not use their Elemental Dragons. Neuro reported to him of the direction where Chen was heading and he tried to stop them but is just a mind reader and couldn't help. He was then asked by the Green Ninja to send a message to all of the fighters, telling them to meet up in the Samurai X Cave. At the cave, he thanked everyone for receiving the message and listen as Wu tells them they would make their stand in the Corridor of Elders.

He then fought in the battle at the Corridor of Elders before watching the Anacondrai Cultists being banished to the Cursed Realm. At the end of the battle, he and the other Elemental Masters celebrate with the Ninja, promising to offer future aid.

Skybound

Sometime after the conflict, he was visited by the Djinn pirate Nadakhan who was hunting the Elemental Masters. It is unknown what Neuro wished for, but he was ultimately trapped in the Djinn Blade off-screen. As result of Jay's final wish, recent events were erased and he was freed with no memory of his imprisonment.

Hunted

Iron & Stone

When Lloyd, Nya, P.I.X.A.L., Misako and Dareth were rescued, Neuro was the first introduced by Skylor. Later, he helps Nya build something.

Radio Free Ninjago

The Resistance watched as Lloyd lead Dareth in a fight against Karlof. When Karlof won, Lloyd suggest they make a plan.

When trying to get into Borg Tower, Neuro uses a "mind trick" on Killow. Trying to get into the elevator before Garmadon catches them, Neuro repeatedly presses the down button. When that doesn't work, Lloyd has Skylor use Shadow and Light to hide them. When Garmadon and Harumi left, they continued their mission.

How to Build a Dragon

The Resistance celebrated Lloyd's speech. They started planning on who else they could recruit to help them.

The Gilded Path

When the Sons of Garmadon attacked the Garbage Depot, the Resistance fought them. They were eventually taken to Kryptarium Prison.

In Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)

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Neuro is a playable character in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. He can be purchased for 250,000 studs after destroying five golden statues in the Ninjago hub. He uses melee attacks and possesses no special abilities.

In the Tournament App (non-canon)

Neuro is a boss and a playable character in LEGO Ninjago: Tournament purchased for 1,000,000 studs. His special move is Overload.

Description

Neuro has white and black hair presumably in a ponytail, as the hairpiece has a ponytail in the Pirates of the Caribbean sets, a little similar to Griffin Turner's. He also has a goatee, and black eyebrows similar to Kai's. Neuro wears a robe-like attire with a leather collar and belt.

In Season 9 Neuro’s hair has thinned out, similar to Master Chen’s hair in the past, no longer having the presumed ponytail.

Appearances

Notes

  • Neuro was officially released as a mini-figure in the 2017 Ninjago Bricktober set. 
  • He has telepathic powers, as the Mind element could give such abilities to the user.
  • He may have acrophobia (fear of heights), as seen in "Spellbound."
  • His name is a play on the word "neuron," a type of brain cell.
  • His face and hair are similar to Kanan Jarrus' from the Star Wars: Rebels theme.
  • Neuro is an unlockable character in The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame. His blind bag can be found in the level "The Lost City of Generals."
  • Zane stated in "Ninjago: Decoded" that an Elemental Master of Mind doesn't have a heightened IQ.
  • Neuro is voiced by Paul Dobson, who also voiced two other Elemental Masters, these being Wu and Jacob Pevsner.
  • In the Season 9 trailer his hair can be seen full white. This is actually an animation error as his hair has its normal color in Iron & Stone. His hairstyle has also seemed to change, as there is less hair and it is a different shape.

Gallery

References

  1. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/789027807217094657
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