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|Nindroids (Digital Overlord Faction)|
|Affiliation||The Overlord (Formerly)|
|Status||Reprogrammed by Cyrus Borg as his Security Guards|
The Nindroids are humanoid robots based on the design an intelligent scientist dubbed as Dr. Julien, who constructed the first Nindroid named Zane. Not long after Dr. Julien’s unknown death, an archaeologist built Borg Industries at the location where the Golden Ninja defeated the Overlord; little did he know the Overlord had become a digital version of himself, corrupting Cyrus’ assistant, an android named P.I.X.A.L., plotting to scan the White Ninja to create an army of himself: the enhanced Nindroids.
The first known Nindroid was Zane, who was built in Dr. Julien's Hidden Workshop. Initially a blank slate, Zane learned new skills from his creator, who gradually came to see the Nindroid as a surrogate son. Before passing away of old age, Dr. Julien deactivated Zane's "Memory Switch" to spare him the pain of losing a loved one, causing Zane to believe himself to be an orphan. Eventually, Zane discovered his true heritage and reactivated his Memory Switch, coming to terms with his past and unlocking his True Potential.
An army of Nindroids act as the main antagonists of the 2014 Ninjago: Rebooted season. These Nindroids are created at Borg Tower to take over Ninjago City, led by General Cryptor. They were created by Cyrus Borg following his possession by the Digital Overlord, using Zane's blueprints (as scanned by P.I.X.A.L.).
There are still a number of operational nindroids hard-coded to serve The Overlord. Some are imprisoned within Kryptarium Prison, while others have been reprogrammed by Ed and Edna and Cyrus Borg to do good, with the occasional mixed results.
- The Nindroids were also featured as enemies in the non-canon game LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin.
- The word "Nindroid" is a portmanteau word composed of "ninja" and "android."
- The Nindroids are the first antagonistic group that Garmadon had no affiliation with.
- In Season 6, the Nindroids have a new security outfit, that is predominantly white where black used to exist.