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“Ninja, go!”
— The Ninja shouting their battle cry
Ninja (Team)
Affiliation Master Wu (Deaged)
Master Garmadon (Deceased)
Weapon of choice Golden Weapons
Elemental Blades
Techno Blades
Time Blades
Element Fire
First Appearance Way of the Ninja
Rise of the Snakes (Lloyd)
Status Active
Voiced by Jillian Michaels, Sam Vincent (Lloyd)
Vincent Tong (Kai)
Kirby Morrow (Cole)
Kelly Metzger (Nya)
Brent Miller (Zane)
Michael Adamthwaite (Jay)

The Ninja (also known as the Masters of Spinjitzu) are a group of young warriors formed by Master Wu to protect the land of Ninjago from evil. They are the main protagonists of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. Since their formation, they have fought a large amount of foes, such as Lord Garmadon and his Skeleton Army, the Serpentine and the Great Devourer, the Overlord and his Stone Army, the Nindroids built by Cyrus Borg and P.I.X.A.L. (controlled by the Overlord), Master Chen and his Anacondrai Cultists, the Preeminent, Morro the and Ghost Warriors who escaped the Cursed Realm, Nadakhan and his Sky Pirate Crew, Clouse and his Shadow Army, Yang and his Students, Acronix, Krux, and the Vermillion Warriors. They will eventually encounter the Sons of Garmadon in Season 8, and the Oni in Season 9.




Honorary Members


Current Allies

Former Allies

Deceased Allies


The Ninja have six Elemental Powers (one element for each Ninja) that give them amazing abilities of their Elements, which includes summoning their respective Elemental Dragons and performing Spinjitzu and Airjitzu.


The Ninja also have two powerful martial arts that they use in battle, Spinjitzu, a move that allow them to spin in a tornado, and Airjitzu, a move that allow them to fly in a vortex.


  • Lloyd (Energy; green)
  • Kai (Fire; red)
  • Jay (Lightning; blue)
  • Cole (Earth; brown)
  • Zane (Ice; white/light blue)
  • Nya (Water; light blue/sliver)
  • Wu (Creation; gold)
  • Garmadon (Destruction; purple)
  • Misako (Element-less; silver)


  • Lloyd (Energy; green)
  • Kai (Fire; red)
  • Jay (Lightning; blue)
  • Cole (Earth; orange)
  • Zane (Ice; white)
  • Nya (Water; light blue)


The Ninja (except Nya and Lloyd) have had major weapon tiers that they used in battles. They are the Golden Weapons, Elemental Blades, Techno Blades, and Aeroblades.

Golden Weapons

Elemental Blades

  • Kai (Fire; Red/Orange)
  • Jay (Lightning; Blue/Yellow)
  • Zane (Ice; Grey/White)
  • Cole (Earth; Green/Purple)

Techno Blades

  • Kai (Large Sword; Red)
  • Jay (Chainsaw Blade; Yellow)
  • Zane (Staff; Blue)
  • Cole (Flail; Green)


  • Kai (Red)
  • Jay (Yellow)
  • Zane (Light Blue)
  • Cole (Orange)


  • All of the Ninja have changed their physical appearances in the show.
    • Jay, Kai, Zane, and Cole turned into kids in "Child's Play," but turned back to teenagers.
    • Lloyd was a child until he was hit by Tomorrow's Tea in "Child's Play" and aged into an old man in "Wishmasters." He reverted back to a teen due to Jay's last wish.
    • Zane was originally a Nindroid in human form until "The Titanium Ninja" and debuted in his titanium form in "The Invitation."
    • Cole was a human being until "The Temple on Haunted Hill," where he was turned into a ghost by Yang but turned human again in "Day of the Departed." He now has a scar from the transformation.
    • Nya's lips are no longer red following Season 6 onward.
    • In Season 8, all Ninja will have different appearances similar to their movie counterparts as a result of the Hands of Time meddling with the past.
  • Zane and Nya are the only Ninja to have died in the series but were both resurrected.
  • Jay is the only Ninja to appear in every Ninjago episode, as of 2017, with Nya following behind him.
  • Excluding their allies, Nya is the only female on the team.
  • After Cole's physical reformation in "Day of the Departed," Zane becomes the only non-human on the team.
  • Kai, Jay, and Cole are the only three Ninja to have every different suit shown in the show. This is due to Lloyd and Nya joining the team later on, and Zane lacking a tournament robe, as he did not compete in the Tournament of Elements.
  • Technically, all of the Ninja have the title "Master," as they are all Masters of an element.
  • At some point, all members of the team (and some allies) have turned against their team and later revert back:
  • Although Lloyd is the leader of the team, every Ninja has taken on the role of the leader.
  • The Ninja (except Nya) can only harness their elemental powers by being dependent on their leader Lloyd. This may due because Lloyd shares his Golden Power with them.
  • Excluding Nya, the Ninja are the only Elemental Masters that have the main elements in Ninjago (Water is a secondary element).
  • Three of the Ninja have had their main color changed.
    • Lloyd was green, then gold, but is now green again.
    • Zane was white, then silver, but now can alternate between white and silver.
    • Nya was red, then azure, then maroon, and is now azure and silver.
  • All six of the Ninja have seasons or TV Special that focus on them.
  • All the Ninja but Lloyd have traveled to the past. Kai is the only one who traveled to the past thrice.
  • Lloyd is the only Ninja who went to the Cursed Realm and returned physical. He is also the only Ninja who has visited most of the realms due to his fight with Morro.
  • Nya and Jay are the only Ninja to remember what happened in Season 6, although Lloyd showed signs of experiencing déjà vu while the rest may have gained some recollection.
  • Lloyd is the first and only one of Wu's students to gain the rank of master.
  • Each of the Ninja have their own signature color.
    • Kai's signature color is red.
    • Jay's signature color is blue.
    • Zane's signature color is white.
    • Cole's signature color is black.
    • Nya's signature color is azure.
    • Lloyd's signature color is green.
  • Each of the six Ninja have individual animal symbols that correspond to their characteristics (as of Season 6, depicted on their suits with matching colors and elemental resemblance).
    • Kai's is shown as an orange (with red outline) Lion—resembling his aggression.
    • Jay's is shown as a dark blue (with purple outline) Octopus—resembling his active nature.
    • Zane's is shown as a blue (with white outline) Tiger—resembling his intelligence.
    • Cole's is shown as a yellow (with orange outline) Gorilla—resembling his strength.
    • Nya's is shown as a white (with light blue outline) Phoenix—resembling her determination.
    • Lloyd's is shown as a yellow/gold (with green outline) Dragon—resembling his power.
  • Each of the six Ninja have their own signature weapon that they are most known for and later changed their signature weapons to match their movie counterparts (except for Jay).
    • Kai's signature weapon was a katana, but is now a pair.
    • Jay's signature weapon is a pair of nunchucks.
    • Zane's signature weapon was a pair of Shurikens, but is now a Bow and Arrow.
    • Cole's signature weapon is a scythe, but is now a Hammer.
    • Nya's signature weapon is a pair of daggers, but is now a Spear.
    • Lloyd's signature weapon is a pair of katanas, but is now a Sword.
  • Zane is the oldest Ninja of the team, although in Season 6, when Lloyd aged into a old man, he was temporarily the oldest Ninja of the team before reverting back to a teen.
  • All of the Ninja have had a love interest which was a another focus in a season.
    • Jay and Nya had an attraction to each other in the first two seasons and following a break-up in Season 3, they got back together and remain a couple.
    • Kai had a interest in Skylor, the daughter of Chen, in Season 4: The Tournament of Elements. Their relationship is said to be explored in Season 8: Sons of Garmadon.
    • Zane had an interest in P.I.X.A.L. in season 3 and they have remained together.
    • Cole had an interest in Nya during Season 3 which caused a rivalry between him and Jay until she chose Jay. Cole also had an interest in Seliel but this was considered non-canon as its unknown if she actually exists in the series.
    • Lloyd has an interest in Harumi in Season 8.
  • As of Season 8, the Ninja now have their names and signature colors on their weapons.


All of the Ninja




Former Allies



Master Wu · Cole · Zane · Jay · Nya · Kai · Lloyd
Allies: Misako · Dr. Julien · Falcon · Master Garmadon · Cyrus Borg · P.I.X.A.L. · Ronin


Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai


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

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsman · Stone Scout


General Cryptor · Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warrior · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Chen · Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

Elemental Masters

Ash · Bolobo · Master of Shadow · Paleman · Karlof · Tox · Shade · Neuro · Master of Gravity · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Maya · Ray · Skylor

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 · Sqiffy · Cyren


Acronix · Krux · General Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin


Grundle · Spykor · Starteeth · The Leviathan · Treehorn · Craglings · Mud Monsters · Ice Serpent · Walliper
Dragons: Fire Dragon · Lightning Dragon · Earth Dragon · Ice Dragon · Ultra 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


Bizarro Ninja · Brad Tudabone · Carridi · Cathy · Dareth · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · First Mate · Fred Finley · Gayle Gossip · Gene · Genn · Hibiki · Lou · Mistaké · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Patty Keys · No-Eyed Pete · Postman · Rufus Macallister · Warden Noble · Sally · Simon · Captain Soto · Tommy · Tour Bus Driver · Phantom Ninja · Rachel Sparrow · Suzie Wheeler · Master Yang