|Nya||Nya (Shadow of Ronin)||Nya (Ninjago Movie)|
|“Sometimes you just need to go with the flow.”|
|Weapon of choice||Katana|
|First Appearance||Way of the Ninja|
|Voiced by||Kelly Metzger|
Nya is the current Elemental Master and Ninja of Water, and the younger sister of Kai. Upon meeting Wu, Nya and Kai joined him in his quest to protect Ninjago. As her brother trained to be a Ninja, Nya grew tired of being left out from the team and created the identity of Samurai X. During this time, Jay began to start a relationship with Nya. Nya helped fight the Serpentine and later the Stone Army, who corrupted her using Dark Matter. After The Overlord's defeat, Nya was purified, but faced new problems when a love triangle formed between her, Jay and Cole.
After Zane's apparent demise, the Ninja traveled to Chen's Island when they learned he was still alive. Nya joined them along with Dareth several days later. She aided the Ninja (who were reunited with Zane) as they fought Chen's Anacondrai Cultists. After this she participates in a conflict, to save Ninjago from falling into Chen's hands. Sometime later, Nya learns her mother was the Elemental Master of Water and Wu started to train her to become the Water Ninja. Though her training troubled her at first, she would later unlock her True Potential and destroy The Preeminent.
Consequently, Nadakhan freed his crew of pirates and wreaked havoc on Ninjago. Nya became Nadakhan's target; he wanted to marry her and attain infinite wishes. Nya grew closer to Jay during the conflict, but she was ultimately poisoned and died. Due to Jay's final wish, recent events were undone and Nya survived. On the Day of the Departed, Nya and Kai battled and defeated Chen, who was accidentally revived. She soon witness Cole returning to being human and at his suggestion made the restored Temple of Airjitzu their new base.
Following this, Nya and the ninja come to the aid of Master Wu when faces off against an unknown man wielding a mysterious gauntlet that controls time itself. Later said man and his brother lead an army of serpentine with armor Kai recognizes and tells Nya their parents possibly made it leading him to investigate. While he does that, Nya learns someone has taken her old Samurai X armor leading her to take on her own investigation and finds out this mysterious person has taken up the mantle for themselves. Later on, she and her brother are reunited with their parents and learn some disturbing details of their past. The two are later forced to help the Time Twins when the villains threaten harm on their parents and their weaken master Wu.
Nya and her brother Kai were raised by their father, who was a blacksmith in the town of Ignacia, and their mother. Unbeknownst to her, she inherited her mother's control over the element of Water. When they were young, their father would tell them stories of the Dragons; mystical creatures that belonged to both the world of the living and of the dead. After their parents went missing, the siblings inherited his shop, Four Weapons and Kai continued his father's legacy while Nya managed the store itself.
One morning the two were working in the store when Kai showed off how to craft a sword, only to make it too quickly and be rendered useless. Nya reminded her brother to take his time and of their late father's advice to be patient. They were soon interrupted as the shop was visited by an old man who complained that none of the merchandise were suited for a Ninja. After Kai told the man off for loitering, Nya motioned for him to attempt to make a sale, though by then the man had vanished.
Moments later, a dark cloud appeared and the small village fell under attack by the Skulkin army. Kai suited up for battle and order Nya to stay inside, though not wanting to be left out of the action, she grabbed a Nin-Jô and joined her brother in battle. However, Nya was quickly captured by the Skull Truck and taken away.
Nya was eventually taken to the Fire Temple where she was used as bait to lure Kai there. There, Garmadon threatened Kai to remove the Sword of Fire for him, warning him that he needed a weapon to sever the chain carrying his sister and save her, lest she be dropped into the lava below. Despite her pleads for her brother not to go by his demands, Kai unsheathed the Golden Weapon and severed the chain, freeing her just before she could be plunged into the lava. Motioned to stay behind her brother, Nya watched as Garmadon summoned several shadows to mercilessly defeat Kai, remarking angrily on his underhanded tactics. However, the two were saved by Master Wu, only to be attacked by the Fire Dragon. Even as Master Wu took the Sword of Fire through the Underworld entrance, she warns her grieving brother of the impending beast.
The Fire Dragon soon realized that they were just trying to protect the weapon as well and became friendly with Nya and Kai. Cole, Jay, and Zane soon arrived at the temple, and Nya mentioned that their father used to tell them stories about the Dragons and how they ferried between their world and the Underworld. Jay asks Nya if she likes the color blue, to which she replies that it is her favorite. The two siblings then agree to part ways, and Nya tells the Ninja that she'll light a candle in the shop window until they returned.
Nya did as promised, and before long the Ninja returned, she rushed out overjoyed to see them, hugging both her brother and Jay. She stated how happy she was they were back, though Kai was quick to remind her that it wasn't over, and that Garmadon would one day return.
With peace restored to Ninjago, Nya decided to move in to the Monastery of Spinjitzu with the Ninja. Jay flew her back to Four Weapons on his Lightning Dragon for her to pick up a few things. However upon arriving at the shop, she is ambushed by Wyplash, Krazi, Bonezai, and Chopov. After briefly distracting the group, she knocked Wyplash and Krazi to the ground before springing a trap on Chopov and kicking Bonezai. Nya managed to take the upper hand by cleverly using a gong, but the noise caught Jay's attention and he came charging in, only to find Nya alright. He questioned what the commotion was about, but she explained she had knocked over a few samurai helmets. The two then fly back to the Monastery.
At one point, Nya and Kai took a ride on the Fire Dragon, whom that had named "Flame." Suddenly, Flame veered off course and took the two to the Fire Temple where he showed them a secret entrance to the Underworld, which Wyplash a a few other Skulkin were using at the time. Kai however fell off the edge and was trapped by the Skulkin, though Nya and Flame sent them in retreat.
Rise of the Serpentine
Ninjago's era of peace soon came to an end as Nya heard that Lord Garmadon had been spotted approaching Jamanakai Village. She rushed to warn the Ninja, who had become rather lazy with peace, and thus scrambled to get on their dragons. When Kai suited up on Flame, Nya inquired if she could do anything to help, but Kai told her that it was a job for a Ninja, only to then ask her to hand him up the reigns. As the Ninja flew away, Nya asked Wu if they would ever reach their true potential.
While the Ninja were away, Nya used the time to attempt to beat her brother's record on the training course. She only managed to get halfway however before she was knocked off by the spinning axe. The Ninja returned, the crisis merely being Lloyd Garmadon after all. While the Ninja held a match to see who was the Green Ninja, Nya decided to instead visit Jamanakai Village.
During her visit, Nya witnessed Lloyd raid the village again for candy, only this time with the Hypnobrai, who promptly control all of the village's citizens. Nya however managed to avoid their hypnotizing stare and held out until the Ninja arrived. She informed them not to look the Hypnobrai in the eyes when they rattle their tails, and also noted that the General of the tribe is holding the Hypnobrai Staff, which contained the anti-venom to cure the villagers. As the Ninja prepare to attack, Jay makes Nya their honorary member of their team, much to her annoyance.
During the ensuring battle, Cole managed to take the Staff from Slithraa, though briefly falls under the hypnotism of Skales before Nya dealt the snake warrior a kick in the face. As the Hypnobrai retreated, Nya orders Cole to place the staff in the fountain, so the anti-venom can be distributed through the water supply and restore the villagers back to their normal selves.
Wu soon arrived and the Ninja, realizing the error of their ways, asked their master to help them reach their true potential. As they left the village, Nya asked him when she would get her own dragon, though Wu assured her that her time would come.
On Zane's night to cook, Nya joined Wu and the Ninja in the monastery's dining hall. When Zane entered in a pink apron, Nya began to laugh with the others, noting that even she wouldn't wear such a thing. When Cole later started a food fight, Nya joined in.
The next day after the Ninja had left to destroy Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress, Nya and Wu rode Flame to the scene, arriving just it time to save them from the collapsing structure. They returned to the monastery to find it engulfed in flames, as the Hypnobrai had burned it when they reclaimed their staff.
The next day, Nya went out to collect some things with Wu and returned to the Bounty to discover that the Ninja had entirely cleaned the ship up. She then noticed a car approaching and learned that it was Jay's parents who were coming for a visit.
After Pythor stole the Map of Dens from Lloyd, Nya figured out the locations of the Constrictai and Venomari tombs based on the locations of the first three tombs. Later, when the Ninja were trapped in the Toxic Bogs, Samurai X arrived and pulled them to safety before scaring off the snakes. When the Ninja approached the Samurai to thank her, she sprays them with a sleeping gas. She then flies off just as the Destiny's Bounty arrives.
After the Ninja get their new ZX suits, Nya reports that Serpentine are terrorizing the amusement park. The Ninja are more than ready to reply to the call. Upon arriving, however, the Ninja find that Samurai X has taken care of the snakes, tying them up in rope. The Ninja are under the belief that whoever catches the Samurai will be the Green Ninja, and so place a bet. A montage shows how they try in different ways to capture the Samurai, but to no avail.
Back at the Destiny's Bounty, the Ninja complain about their failed attempts to try and capture the Samurai. After realizing Lloyd isn't with them, the Ninja track him down to The Lost City of Ouroboros. However, upon arriving they realize it's a trap when they are captured by Pythor. Pythor announces another Slither Pit for the entertainment of the Serpentine, to find out whether the Ninja or Samurai is stronger than the other. Although seeming to fight, Samurai X reveals he was just putting on a show until an opportunity presented itself, and helps the Ninja escape. After the Samurai's exo-suit malfunctioned, they landed in the desert. Cole, Zane, and Jay landed together in the desert, but Kai landed nearby the Samurai, when he discovers that Nya is Samurai X. After a discussion, Kai promises not to tell the others about her secret.
During the Ninja's attempts to reach peak physical condition, Nya and Jay helped as additional weights for Cole.
After Master Wu left to find someone to be of aid, Nya and the Ninja went to Jamanakai Village and hung up "missing Fang Blade" posters. Jay mentioned that he thought Wu was getting the mysterious samurai for help, though Nya and Kai were quick to dismiss such an idea. They were quickly distracted by the matter however, as Zane spotted the falcon. Kai ordered Nya to return to the Destiny's Bounty while they followed the bird, and she begrudgingly agreed.
After some nearby villagers unearthed a Fangpyre skeleton, Nya examined it and determined that the effects of their venom could be undone if one's heart-rate is dramatically increased. She presented her findings to the Ninja at a meeting, though it was interrupted as Jay had been tricked into wearing perfume (which Nya was allergic to) by Kai. After the other Ninja had left, Jay apologized, saying he only did it to impress her. To make it up to her, he offered to take her out to a fancy restaurant on a date. Nya eagerly accepted, though quickly left before the perfume toxins could enter her blood stream.
Later in the day, she dawned her Samurai X attire and returned to the Bounty just as Jay asked to move their date to Mega Monster Amusement Park. As her bracelet revealed that Serpentine had been spotted there, she accepted and dressed up for the occasion, though secretly hid her samurai gear inside her purse.
At the amusement park's restaurant, Nya and Jay split a meal, though it was still too large for either of them to finish. Jay claimed that he was the first to get his knot badge in little scouts and that he tried daring foods, though Nya was increasingly distracted by the alert of nearby Serpentine. Jay soon began complaining about how much he hated the Samurai, to which Nya quietly agreed with him about. He soon excused himself however and when he didn't show signs of returning, she decided that duty called and raced out of the restaurant.
Finding a desert alleyway in the park, Nya changed into Samurai X and jumped into her mech. She arrived at the entrance of the Ghost Train ride just as Pythor and the other Serpentine were leaving with the first Fang Blade. Using one of the functions of her suit, she grabbed the blade only to find that her mech's boosters had malfunctioned. She fled on foot with Serpentine pursuing her, though eventually was ambushed by Constrictai who disabled the mech. Pythor ordered her helmet be removed to discover the identity of the mystery man, though quickly corrected himself upon it being revealed the samurai was female.
Nya was tied to a roller coaster cart, bound for doom as the Serpentine had destroyed a part of the track. Jay soon arrived to help her, though Pythor then ordered for the cart to be started on its wild ride. Nya discovered that Jay had been bitten by the Fangpyre, though he hadn't told her so it wouldn't ruin their date. She then remembered Jay's accomplishment of being the first to receive the knot badge, though when she brought it up he admitted he had made it up to impress her. As the cart drew closer to the flaming hole, Jay began frantically calling for the Samurai to help them. It was then that Nya revealed that hadn't been entirely honest and that she was in fact the Samurai. Nearing the end, Nya told Jay that she liked him best when he was himself and kissed him, restoring him back to normal. Coming to terms with this, the Blue Ninja was able to unlock his True Potential and save them.
Later, the two met up with the other Ninja and revealed her secret to Cole and Zane. Both were surprised about it, though Cole expressed that he wished he had a sister like her. Kai noted that he had been the first to discover her secret and that meant they he would become the Green Ninja, though the others expressed no recollection of such a bet. Jay then stated that he had learned that day of the importance of being himself, though Cole reminded them that the Serpentine now had the first Fangblade.
On Destiny's Bounty, Nya reminded the Ninja of their current standing with finding the Fangblades and how to find them while Jay is still surprised she was Samurai X, something Kai was already over. Cole soon discovered the next Fangblade was the Blade Cup, a trophy won by his father and his dance team, the Royal Blacksmiths and the Ninja set off to find out from Lou who had the Cup now.
Nya was seen in the audience during the show and cheered when the Ninja, as Spin Harmony, won.
The Final Battle
After giving the Ultra Dragon its medicine, Nya provided Lloyd with a quick lesson about the dragon, explaining that it would be his one day.
During the Ninja's fight against Captain Soto's pirates, Nya suited up as Samurai X and came to the Ninja's aid, defeating the pirates.
While the Ninja are helping Lloyd train at the dojo, Nya walks into the room and invites Jay to come by the auto body shop, mentioning how he can help her fix the Ultra Sonic Raider in her off time. Later on, she is seen working on the Ultra Sonic Raider when Jay's Doppelganger shows up. He kisses her as a distraction while he takes the keys to the vehicle and drives off, Nya not realizing it wasn't the real Jay.
While the Ninja were training the newly-aged Lloyd, Nya entered the training room with a watermelon, only for Zane's shurikens to be embedded in the fruit after Lloyd dodged the attack. Nya commented on how quickly Lloyd was improving, but Master Wu told his students to try the exercise again without holding back.
Later, Nya joined the others in infiltrating the Lost City of Ouroboros for what they assumed would be their final battle against Lord Garmadon. When Lloyd froze the tip of Garmadon's Mega Weapon, the villain fled and left his minions to fight the Ninja; after defeating the Serpentine, Nya broke down the door of the building Garmadon had fled to, only to find an open time portal that Garmadon had summoned. As they contemplated the new twist, Ouroboros began to flood with sand—Zane identified this as a consequence of the past being altered. While the Ninja leapt through the portal to undo whatever damage Lord Garmadon was doing, Nya joined Master Wu and Lloyd in fleeing the city before they were buried alive.
In the past, the Ninja discovered Lord Garmadon's plan was to ruin the Skulkin's attempt to kidnap Nya (as seen in "Way of the Ninja"), thereby removing Kai's motivation to train. Despite this, the Master Wu of the past was still able to convince Past Kai to come to the Monastery, largely due to Nya encouraging him to go. Unfortunately, Past Kai was highly unmotivated since his sister was with him, forcing the Ninja of the present to kidnap Past Nya and deliver her to the Skulkin. During the kidnapping, Jay almost blew his cover when he automatically apologized to Past Nya for capturing her, but Past Nya was in too much of a fury to care.
After being delivered to the Skulkin, events transpired in the same way as before for Nya until her brother rescued her at the Fire Temple. Instead of his own shadows, Past Kai was attacked by the future version of Lord Garmadon, who had formed an alliance with his past self. More bizarrely still, Nya then bore witness to her brother fighting alongside the future version of himself, shortly before the future versions of the other three Ninja arrived with the Golden Weapons of the past. After the Golden Weapons were used to destroy the Mega Weapon, Past Nya disappeared before Past Kai's eyes as history repaired itself.
Nya soon received word that strange things were happening at the Ninjago Museum of History, and hurried to inform the Ninja. As they raced off, Lloyd took the opportunity and handed off the bag of dragon droppings before she realized what it was.
When Ninjago City fell under attack by the Stone Army, Nya piloted the Destiny's Bounty to the designation evacuation point only finding it crawling with Stone Warriors. She relayed the dilemma to the team, who directed her to the top to the NGTV office tower instead. When she arrived, the Ninja and the city's inhabitants were there, but Stone Warriors pursued them. They attacked the boat's boosters, forcing Nya to take off despite Wu and Misako not there yet. Zane however sensed his master's plight and ordered Nya to descend so that when Wu and Misako jumped out of the tower, they landed on the deck of the ship.
Though they managed to fly the Bounty to the coast, the ship's boosters were beyond disrepair, and she reported this fact to the Ninja, who were concerned about another attack from the Stone Army. It was then that Misako advised that to go the Temple of Light where they would be able to unlock Elemental powers. Nya noted that the Bounty was unable to fly, but Misako was quick to remind her that as it was a ship, it would still be able to sail to the Dark Island.
While the Ninja wished their goodbyes, Kai placed Dareth in charge of protecting Ninjago. When asked what his elemental power was, Nya suggested "hot air," to which Dareth interpreted as meaning he controlled the wind. Master Wu soon announced that it was time to set sail, and Nya steered the ship out of port.
That evening, Nya watched the horizon with Misako and Wu until Zane received word from his Falcon. They joined the Ninja on the bridge and watched as the Falcon neared the Dark Island. However no sooner was it over land than a Stone Warrior used a boomerang to disable the mechanical bird. Kai and Nya rushed to comfort the disheartened Nindroid, though they were quickly distracted as a storm was growing on the horizon.
Due to an attack by Starteeth, the Bounty drifted aimlessly the next day. As fate would have it, they eventually crashed onto an island containing the Prison Lighthouse where none other than Zane's father was imprisoned. They were ushered inside his makeshift home, and Nya listened with the others as the inventor explained how he survived. When the idea of repairing the Bounty's rocket boosters came up, Nya pointed out that the rotors and gears were shot, though the inventor stated it didn't matter.
While the Ninja began to look for the Temple of Light, Nya use the time to build the Fire Mech and stowed it at the back of the Earth Driller. When the Ninja returned seeking vehicles, Nya noted that she had packed a surprise before giving Jay a goodbye kiss.
Nya, Misako, Wu, and Dr. Julien observed the events of the Temple of Light from the Bounty's display screen and celebrated when the Golden Dragon was summoned.
When Dr. Julien repaired the Falcon, the mechanical bird discovered that the Ninja and Misako were being threatened by Garmadon's Samurai Mech. Nya came to the rescue in the Power Drill, but Garmadon caught up in the jungle and tossed the drill around. After Lloyd disabled the Samurai Mech, Nya drove the Power Drill to the Celestial Clock, and watched the Ninja's search for the Helmet of Shadows' pedestal. Unfortunately, they were unable to stop the countdown in time, and General Kozu captured Nya while the others fell off the mountain.
Nya was brought before Lord Garmadon and the Overlord, who were admiring the newly-completed Garmatron. Nya insisted that the Ninja would stop the dark weapon, but Garmadon laughed at her defiance before using her as a test subject for the Dark Matter he intended to use against Ninjago. Corrupted by the Dark Matter, Nya became a loyal servant of the villains, and was deployed against the Ninja when they attempted to pursue the Garmatron.
The Ninja stayed behind to occupy their corrupted friend, while Lloyd, Master Wu, and Misako continued to chase the Stone Army. Despite being outnumbered, Nya held the upper hand against the Ninja, as they were unwilling to hurt her with their elemental powers. However, Zane eventually realized that they could use their powers on the environment instead, leaving Nya trapped in a dome of ice while the Ninja moved on. She eventually broke free and reached the beach in time to join the Overlord's forces in passing through a portal to Ninjago City, leaving the heroes stranded on the Island of Darkness.
From atop the Garmatron, Nya observed the Overlord's attack on Ninjago City. After the Overlord regained his true form and transformed the Garmatron into a massive fortress, Nya was stationed on a mobile turret on the outside of the building. She opened fire on Lloyd when he breached the outer wall, crippling his Golden Mech. When the Ninja arrived to support Lloyd, Nya destroyed an ice wall made by Zane, but retreated when Dareth took control of the Stone Army by donning the Helmet of Shadows.
When the Stone Army began climbing the tower, Nya shot them off the stairs with her turret. She also fired on the Ultra Dragon and clipped its tail with a shot, forcing it to land. Nya then returned to attacking the Ninja as they climbed the stairs, watching their numbers dwindle as the Overlord infected Cole and Jay with darkness. With Zane staying behind to fend off his corrupted allies, Nya confidently mocked Lloyd's chances of victory, but Kai destroyed her turret and engaged her in combat to allow the Green Ninja to reach the top of the tower.
Nya watched the final battle between the Overlord and Lloyd, who unlocked his full powers as the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master and defeated the embodiment of darkness. With the Overlord's defeat, the darkness infecting Nya's body and mind disappeared, returning her to normal just in time to hug Kai and a similarly-recovered Jay.
With no evil to fight, Nya took a job as a teacher at Sensei Wu's Academy along with the Ninja. At one point during this era of peace, Nya and Jay established boundaries while the young boys in her classes barely listened.
One day she exited her class during break and was offered pudding by Jay, though she declined. She informed the Ninja they had been given clearance for a field trip to tour the famed Borg Industries. The students were soon loaded onto the bus with Wu and the other Ninja, and Nya drove them to New Ninjago City.
Upon arriving in the upgraded city, Nya became so distracted by all the new technology that she accidentally crashed the bus into the Postman's hover-car. They decided to walk the rest of the way to Borg Tower while their bus was repaired. Inside the building, they were met by P.I.X.A.L. who guided them on their tour, though the Ninja were sent to speak with Borg.
While on the tour, Nya and some of the female students came across a "Perfect Match" machine and Sally encouraged her to try it. The young student noted that it would no doubt be Jay, but to everyone's surprise, it turned out to be Cole. Horrified of the results, Nya ordered them not to tell anyone and they quickly continued on to the next part of the tour.
P.I.X.A.L. brought the students, Wu, and Nya to the factory line, though unfortunately at that moment, the Digital Overlord took over the machines, burning everything against them, including P.I.X.A.L. herself. Nya sprang into action to protect the children from the deadly machines, and they narrowly escaped the factory. They were picked up by the Ninja in a hover-copter and taken to the school bus where Kai ordered her sister to take the students back to the school and get Lloyd while they protected the city.
Once at the school, Nya frantically searched for Lloyd, at one point coming across Dareth who was more concerned that he was missing his favorite show. She eventually found the Gold Ninja and sent him to the city to help.
Nya met up with the Ninja outside Garmadon's Monastery and helped them hide their vehicles with branches. She presented Lloyd with his Techno Robes to protect him from drones and they entered the monastery where they were met by students of Garmadon. She watched as both Cole and Jay played with them, her mind still on the results of the perfect match machine. She was confronted by Misako who recognized Nya's dilemma as she herself once had to choose between Wu and Garmadon.
That night, Nya participated in Master Garmadon's class and learned about the silent fist. Their class was soon interrupted however as Zane returned with a captive P.I.X.A.L. Moments after she was cleansed using a Techno Blade, Nindroids appeared seeking the Techno Blades. Lloyd began attacking them with his golden power, but Nya quickly urged him not to as it just made them stronger. She herself fending off several Nindroids using her fan before they fled using the monastery's waterwheel. After the Nindroids left pursuing the Ninja's auto-piloted vehicles, Nya urged Lloyd and Garmadon to head to the Samurai X Cave to get whatever they needed to get as far away from New Ninjago City as possible.
To avoid detection, Nya, P.I.X.A.L., and the Ninja stowed away on a circus train in order to get to the Wind Farms Power Station. On the way, Nya explained that while shutting down the power would disable the Overlord and the Nindroids, they would still need to use the Techno Blades to wipe the system clean. She later came across Cole alone, who asked how the students were. Nya panicked think he meant that she and him had children, but after he corrected her, she explained that Dareth was looking after them. She began to flirt with the Black Ninja, but Jay and Kai soon arrived to inform them they had arrived.
Nya and the Ninja snuck into the power station, avoiding the Nindroid guards and looked for a way to turn it off. They eventually decided to use the Silent Fist and let the Nindroids in and tricked them into destroying the station's core. With the power gone, they exited joyously only to find Zane with P.I.X.A.L. who was powering down as well.
The Hover-copter was eventually converted to solar power, and Nya returned to New Ninjago City with the Ninja and P.I.X.A.L.. There, they reunited with Borg and explained their suspicions as to who stole the hard-drive containing the Overlord. They then descended into the sewers and Cole cautioned Nya about the old ladder, though he was too busy arguing with Jay to notice when Nya actually fell because of it.
They eventually came across the Stone Army Tomb, only to find the seal had been opened. Upon confronting Skales, they learned that the Serpentine had reformed and the Snake King even had a son. Nya and the Ninja were lead to a campfire where Acidicus told them of the Curse of the Golden Master, and how they believed it was referring to Lloyd. While the Ninja discussed the curse, Nya expressed her confusion that if the Serpentine didn't take the hard-drive, who was the culprit.
Both questions had to be put on hold though, as Nindroids suddenly attacked the place, and Kai ordered her and the other Ninja to protect the Serpentine. Nya used her fan to defeat one of the warriors, though when Cole discovered their power source, she deactivated one just as it was attacking Jay. They quickly learned however that this was simply a diversion and that the true objective was capturing Lloyd. Before they left, Nya asked again if the Serpentine would help, though they declined. Skales however did reveal to them that Pythor was in fact the only Serpentine that was so fond of using Electrocobrai.
As they had no idea where Lloyd was, Borg proposed an alternate solution: scan the Ninja into the Digiverse so they could clear the hard drive remotely. They gathered in his office in Borg Tower where he explained how it would work, but they were interrupted by the Postman and other savages who believed Borg was keeping all the power to himself. Yet before they could destroy the devices, Nindroids arrived and Nya sent the savages to stop them.
While the Ninja entered the Digiverse, Nya watched over them, but became distracted when Borg's robotic legs appeared and attacked him, forcing Nya to help the inventor.
The Postman then alerted them that they had failed to stop the Nindroids and they were coming up. Nya raced off to intercept them, signalling her Samurai Mech on the way. On a lower floor she confronted them and gave them one chance to surrender. Cryptor laughed but at that moment her suit crashed through the window, rolling over the Nindroids.
Nya continued to fend off the mechanical army until the Ninja rebooted the system. Cryptor order his forces to flee, though informed Nya that he looked forward to their second "date." She rushed up to Borg's office and celebrated their victory with the Ninja as well as being reunited with a restored Wu.
Nya returned to Borg Tower with Wu, Garmadon, and P.I.X.A.L. where they were able to contact the Ninja and provide help in their attempt to take over the comet-bound ship. However, their communications were discovered by Pythor who lead a squad of Nindroids to attack Borg Industries.
The four managed to escape to Garmadon's monastery and once they re-established contact with the Ninja, Nya warmed them of the insects native to the comet that could eat through metal.
With the Ninja trapped on the comet, Jay and Cole began inquiring over who she would miss most, though Nya refused to give a definitive answer, instead asking if she could miss them both equally. However, the ninja soon managed to create a new spaceship and escape the comet, and Nya cheered along with the others at their success.
Donning her Samurai X mech and armor, Nya hurried to the outskirts of New Ninjago City with Wu, Garmadon, and P.I.X.A.L. where they reunited with the Ninja. After receiving a message from a now restored Borg urging them to The Temple of Fortitude , the heroes set off into the city. The Golden Master began raising the buildings higher, though Nya eventually manged to get over the wall. She disposed of two Nindroids who were terrorizing the city, but was subsequently shot down.
As she emerged from her ruined mech, Nya encountered Cryptor again and the two fought, with Cryptor easily gaining the upper hand now that the samurai was without her suit. Eventually Cryptor began taunting her, but Nya tricked Min-Droid into fighting the Nindroid General. Stealing the Destructoid, Nya arrived at the Temple of Fortitude just as the Ninja were leaving, though she did blast some Nindroids out of the way. Later, she met up with P.I.X.A.L. and Borg atop a building rooftop, where they witnessed Zane sacrifice himself to defeat the Overlord once and for all.
Nya was present at Zane's funeral, questioning what happened after this, and joined the other heroes by his statue as snow began to fall.
Tournament of Elements
Ninjago returned to peace and Nya and Wu decided to use that time to rebuild the Destiny's Bounty. They created plans at Garmadon's monastery and asked him for help, though he mysteriously disappeared shortly after.
Once plans were finalized, Wu and Nya began rebuilding in the Samurai X Cave. While working, Nya explained her dilemma between either Cole or Jay, though all she managed to do was put the Master to sleep. She eventually asked for his wisdom, but he refused, and before the matter could be discussed further Misako arrived stating that she had yet to hear from Garmadon or the Ninja. Wu ordered that they expand their search, and Nya revealed the D.B. Express, though admitted she wasn't fond of the name she had given it.
Nya used the mobile base to search the Sea of Sand, yet was without luck until she encountered the Falcon wondering why it brought her there. It was then that she discovered that Zane's beacon was emanating from a secluded island off the coast. Surpised with this new development, she contacted Wu, stating that she may have found the Ninja.
Nya eventually found herself in New Ninjago City, discovering that the noodle trucks providing Chen's Noodle House with goods disappeared at night. Hidden in an alleyway, Nya reported her findings to Wu and decided to follow them to find answers. She cloaked the D.B. Express to appear as a noodle truck and followed the real ones to the docks.
However just as she was about to board the ferry, Nya was startled by Dareth who, mistaking her for an actual employee, begged her to tell Master Chen not to discontinue the puffy potstickers before he saw her face. Not wanting to arise suspicion, she pulled him inside and informed the Brown Ninja that she was going undercover. Yet when he stated he was coming with her, she refused, but by then it was too late as the her disguised mobile base was already on the ferry that was setting off.
By early morning, the ferry was in sight of Chen's island, and Nya and Dareth watched from atop the noodle trucks as they drew closer to shore.
Now outside the Palace, Nya attempted to sneak in but was stopped by Dareth who disguised her as one of Chen's Kabuki so she could easily sneak. After he was finished, she questioned how he was able to change her clothes in the process, though he only said "A Ninja has their secrets".
Inside, she saw Chen threw a banquet for the final 8 and Garmadon, where she approached Jay, who was annoyed by her antics until she revealed her identity. She then informed him of her and Dareth (who was hiding in the D.B. Express) being undercover before informing Jay she knew what happened between him and Cole saying it was noble. Kai realized with her in disguise, she can get close to Clouse's Book of Spells and take the page with the spell.
In turn, she points out they have their work cut out for them as well since there's a spy in their mist. Upon noticing Clouse was looking at the Ninja, Nya walked off to avoid suspension.
Later in Clouse's library, Nya found the spell and was shocked to see what it was for. She nearly got discovered by Clouse, who noticed Kabuki paint on the book. Nya attempted to leave but got dragged into the throne room by on of Chen's kabuki where she overheard Chen and Clouse talking about the possibility of a Kabuki spy and the spell being stolen. She was nearly checked and exposed when Dareth accidentally blew his cover. Despite most of the Cultists heading off to check, she wasn't off the hook and was forced to fan Chen. While doing so, she learned from Clouse that Jay had been injured. Dareth was soon captured and warned Nya that she was on her own, blowing her cover: she soon beat Chen back and escaped, but not before telling him his feet stink.
She escaped to the rooftops, where she had a brief fight with Clouse before fleeing into the forest.
Nya fled into the jungle, at one point exchanging her kabuki attire for samurai gear. However as an incentive, Chen promised that whichever Elemental Master found her first would be advanced to the final round of the tournament. Observing the masters parachuting down from the blimp, Nya decided to hide her trail by leaving fake footprints and inscribing the Samurai X symbol onto trees for the Ninja to follow.
Nya managed to stay out of sight and even witnessed Clouse capture Shade and the other Elemental Masters. While carving the insignia on a tree later in the day, she heard Jay nearby and ran over only to find him locked in a mech battle against Clouse. When Jay inquired about the spell, Nya tried to explain what Chen intended to use it for, but she was interrupted by Clouse who threw a boulder at her. Jay ordered her to find the others, though they had all been captured.
It wasn't until after nightfall that she finally came across Garmadon and Lloyd. Gasping, she informed them that were the only ones remaining and she handed Lloyd the spell. Upon reading it, they learned that Chen planned to turn himself and his followers into Anacondrai.
The next day, Nya, Lloyd, and Garmadon returned to the outer gates of Chen's palace. Nya noted that they were too many guards at the moment and they would have to wait until nightfall to make a move.
When night finally came, Nya shot a line to the palace rooftop and the three slid across it. After taking out the guards stationed on the roof, they crept into one of the halls, though Lloyd accidentally set off one of the alarms. They soon found themselves overwhelmed with cultist guards, and Nya ordered Garmadon and the Green Ninja to continue on while she held them off.
Nya was eventually knocked out and when she awoke, she found herself tied up in the lair of Clouse's serpent along with Garmadon. They tried their best to get out of their chains, but Skylor, Clouse, and Chen soon arrived, revealing that they had captured the Green Ninja. Nya questioned how they accomplished such a feat and to her horror, Kai stepped into the room admitting he had betrayed Lloyd. He then offered his sister freedom if she pledged her allegiance to Chen, though she declared she would rather be devoured by a snake than join him. The band of villains left, as Nya tried to talk sense into her brother but he said it was how it to be and left though not before Kai winked at Nya, assuring her that it was just a ruse causing her to smile.
Eventually, the serpent awoke and arrived to consume its victims. Yet just as Nya was about to be eaten, the escaped Elemental Masters arrived in the Roto Jet and killed the snake. While the Masters celebrated, Nya rushed over to hug the restored Zane, relieved to have him back.
The Masters wasted no time and soon busted into the Anacondrai Temple where Kai destroyed Chen's staff returning the elements to the Masters. With their powers restored, they easily overpowered the Cultists. As the Ninja, reunited and whole again at last, finished up the rest of the battle, Nya noted that such a sight of the gang being together brought tears of joy to her eyes.
They soon were in control of the island, though Chen, Clouse and a few subordinates had escaped with Skylor as their hostage. While the Ninja celebrated with Zane activating his humor switch, Nya assured her brother that they would find her soon.
With the island under their control, Nya reclaimed the D.B. Express and used it to update Wu and Misako on the situation. Wu reported that the Bounty was nearly rebuilt and that once they were finished, they would use it to pick up the Elemental Masters.
Later while she was talking to the Ninja, Griffin Turner arrived as Neuro had received a message from Skylor that Chen could still complete the spell with his daughter's powers. Garmadon ordered everyone after her, and Nya piloted the D.B. Express in the search. Kai was the first to locate her however, though Nya manged to capture Eyezor and Zugu, and delivered them to Karlof at the palace along with the other Cultists.
Sadly their victory was short-lived, as the spell was soon completed and the Elemental Masters found themselves under attack by the cultists who were now Anacondrai. Nya and the other rushed into battle, but because of their enemy's enhanced reflexes and strength, they were force to retreat inside the palace. She helped them barricade the door, but when the cultists cut off their attack, she ascended with them to see that they had escaped the island using the Roto-Jet and Blade-Copters. When Lloyd declared that he would go on his own, Nya expressed disbelief that he could take on their entire army alone as he explained that he was the only one with an Elemental Dragon, though Zane and Kai soon arrived, having discovered the secret to unlocking their inner Elemental Dragons. This sight motivated the other masters into doing the same and they head after Chen and his army.
Nya flew back to Ninjago with Jay atop the Elemental Lightning Dragon, though because they had forgotten Dareth and some masters had trouble facing their fears, they were a day behind Chen. Yet even with his advantage, they soon discovered that Chen had not attacked as the spell was wearing off.
Nya, Skylor, Garmadon and the Ninja journeyed to the Samurai X Cave where they were reunited with Wu and Misako. While the Ninja went to Kryptarium Prison, Nya equipped the Elemental Masters so they could communicate with them from the Samurai Cave. By the time the Ninja returned, Nya had detected twenty of Chen's noodle trucks heading towards Ninjago City and had ordered the Elemental Masters to intercept them. However, the trucks split up and went in different directions, forcing the Ninja and the elemental fighters to split up. Wu meanwhile ordered Nya to ready the Bounty in case things went badly.
The Bounty took a while to boot up and at one point even caused a power failure in the cave. While the Bounty was restarting, Wu contacted Zane who reported that he had succeeded in diverting the truck he was pursuing, though Skylor realized that the trucks were merely a diversion to split the Ninja up. Nya was horrified to realize this but it was too late to warn the ninja which allowed Chen and his army invade unhindered.
The Destiny's Bounty 2.0 was eventually airborne and from its bridge, Nya attempted to contact the scattered masters to warn of Chen's attack on Jamanakai Village. However, Chen took control of the airwaves and appeared on one of the Bounty's screens to divide Wu and Garmadon between a troubling revelation.
Nya and the Elemental Masters eventually regrouped in the Samurai X Cave, where Nya revealed that Chen had taken over the entire eastern seaboard. Wu determined that they should make their stand the next day at the Corridor of Elders and the masters spent the remaining chunk of the day rallying support.
During the battle at the canyon, Nya piloted the Destiny's Bounty to provide aerial support, stating that the new girl hated to miss out on the action. Wu ordered Nya and Misako to drop the anchor on the Anacondrai and with it they disabled several Condrai Crushers. Yet even with their aid, the Ninja were unable to hold Chen's army back and they passed the line of no return.
Following the battle, Nya enjoyed a campfire with the Ninja, Misako, and Wu as they remembered Garmadon, who had sacrificed himself to release the spirits of the Anacondrai Generals that ensured their victory.
Main Article: History of Nya (Possession)
Dark Island Trilogy
Nya and the other Ninja were summoned to the Samurai X Cave by Master Wu, who informed them that Misako and Ronin had gone missing off the coast of the Dark Island. The Ninja quickly readied the Destiny's Bounty and they set off towards the island to rescue them.
Upon nearing the island however, the Bounty encountered an unnatural storm that sent the Ninja flying to various areas of the Dark Island. Shortly after recovering, Nya encountered a giant starteeth and encountered Jay while she fended the creature off. As they searched the coast of No-Man's bluff for the others, Jay and Nya encountered a band of Sky Pirates who were transporting the latest captured fisherman. Shortly after defeating them, the two came across Ronin, and after a brief skirmish with a Leviathan, he explained his situation to them. Although Ronin hoped that they would be his ticket home, Nya and Jay were adamant to find the others and the three set off into the forest.
Ronin, Nya, and Jay followed the tracks of the Sky Pirate's vehicles, eventually ending up near the entrance to Digger's Deep. There, they encountered Zane and Cole whom had secured the Ultra Stealth Raider and Titanium Ninja Tumbler. Using the vehicles, Nya and the others were able to ambush the Sky Pirates in front of the cave, freeing Lloyd, Misako, and the Fishermen. The Sky Pirates retreated and the Ninja followed them, heading towards the Temple of Light.
Using their new vehicles—including the components of the Ultra Stealth Raider—the Ninja traveled to the Ninjago Museum of History on the Day of the Departed in order to acquire lanterns for the celebration. After viewing the Hall of Villainy, the Ninja split up to pay their respective requests, inadvertently leaving Cole behind. Kai and Nya traveled back to Four Weapons Blacksmith in order to commemorate their parents, and Nya questioned whether they would ever learn what really became of them. Master Chen and two of his Anacondrai Cultists, revived by the dark magic of Master Yang, then arrived to attack the pair, but were able to defeat the villains and destroy them.
Returning to the museum, they found their friends and learned it was part of Yang's plan from Wu and a revived Morro. Seeing Morro again, the ninja quickly armed themselves but are surprised when Wu tells them he was on their side and Morro informs them that Yang tricked Cole into opening a rift to return to Ninjago. The Ninja soon realized they forgot about Cole and Wu orders them to ready the Bounty and head for the Temple of Airjitzu while a redeemed Morro returns to the Departed Realm.
The Ninja used the Bounty to travel to Yang's floating Temple of Airjitzu, where they are caught in a powerful storm with wind blowing their ship around. However, their timely arrival gave Cole the drive needed to win and they watch as he overpowered Yang.
Nya and the Ninja become confused by Cole speaking to Yang and tell him to pass through the Rift.
The Ninja watched as the Rift closes before getting caught in its shockwave forcing them to make a crash landing on the ground of the floating temple. Once they landed, they feared that Cole hadn't made it through the Rift in time but were overjoyed when he emerged from behind a rock, human again. The Ninja happily hugged their friend relieved to have him back to normal with Nya pointing out that he looked good as new to the latter's joy.
At Cole's suggestion, the Ninja took up residence in the magically restored temple. The next Day of the Departed, they gathered around a fire with their families and friends listening to Cole's story before releasing lanterns into the sky in celebration.
Hands of Time
Main Article: History of Nya (Hands of Time)
Nya has short black hair fashioned in a bob cut, red lipstick, and small dimples on her cheeks. She typically wears clothing in various shades of red and gold with a gold phoenix as her symbol. In the show, she wears a large golden bracelet with a red jewel on her left arm which doubles as her communicator. In the Spinjitzu Spinners game, she has a red bandanna tied around the lower half of her face.
As Samurai X, she has a gunmetal samurai helmet, with a bucket handle piece on top in the place of horns and a red face mask. She also has gunmetal samurai shoulder pads with a red armor suit underneath. In the show, she wears a pair of goggles over her eyes and her bracelet on her right arm.
During the battle against the Golden Master, her Samurai X armor became silver as did some of the stitching of her attire. During her time on Chen's island, she gained a Kabuki disguise from Dareth, which she incorporated into her next and final Samurai X suit: a black armored, red and green suit with her gold phoenix symbol enlarged in the middle of her torso.
As the Water Ninja, she wears a dark red Ninja suit, with gold stitches and some light blue detail. She still has her phoenix symbol but now a light blue watery version as her elemental symbol. See here to view Nya's appearance in other Ninja suits.
During the events of the pilot and Season 1, she was at least 14 years of age. As the most recent events take place three to four years after the events of Season 2, she is most likely around 17.
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Although she was not trained as a Ninja early on, she is very capable of defending herself. She doesn't like the fact that so much focus is put on the Ninja, so she resolved to become a hero in her own way, which she did by becoming Samurai X, and is highly independent, desiring the choice and ability to choose her own identity and destiny. Sometimes, she gets annoyed by Kai's protectiveness, but their bond as siblings is very strong. Many episodes reveal she is highly intelligent, as she was able to create the Samurai armor and several types of technology, and she was able to pinpoint the location of Serpentine tombs. At first, it seemed that Nya was unaware of Jay's crush on her, although by "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," it is revealed, she returns his feelings.
Nya's weakness is her unwillingness to fail. Being good at so much, when she finds herself in a position to fail, she is quick to give up. Likewise, she's insecure and sensitive about her own personal identity, either as Samurai X or her own role amongst the ninja team, and is conflicted over being told her destiny.
Abilities and Weapons
Despite a lack of formal Ninja training, Nya is a competent fighter, wielding a Nin-Jô against the Skulkin when they attacked the blacksmith shop. She also develops a talent for engineering and operating machinery, building her Samurai X gear and the Samurai Mech in her spare time without any of the others noticing and modifying the Ultra Sonic Raider to give it a flight mode. Nya also helped Dr. Julien construct the Fire Mech and the Earth Driller. She is a skilled pilot, being the de facto operator of the Destiny's Bounty and the Samurai Mech.
After being corrupted by Dark Matter, Nya displays the ability to perform Spinjitzu, creating a crimson energy tornado that can knock the Ninja around. She wields a spiked flail and sharp throwing needles in combat, and the evil suffusing her being made her completely ruthless as well as completely willing to destroy her former allies.
When Nya became the Water Ninja, her fighting skills has increased. In Season 5, she unlocked the Elemental Power of Water, allowing her to perform hydrokinesis. She can create and control water and use it for offense and defense attacks. From Season 6 onward, Nya can perform Airjitzu, along with the other Ninja. Nya wields a Katana as her primary weapon and can also do hand-to-hand combat. Finally, Nya's Spinjitzu tornado (without being corrupted by Dark Matter) is now a dark blue/silver tornado, matching her element instead of the original crimson tornado.
Sister of Fire
Weapon of Choice: Double daggers
Elemental color: Red
Make no mistake – this girl is no damsel in distress. She proved that when she and Flame the fire dragon helped rescue Kai from Lord Garmadon. And she's not one to take no for an answer.
Nya is fed up with the Ninja's boys' club syndrome and is determined to show everyone she can do anything they can do – only better. She trains hard to beat her brother's records, and Sensei Wu constantly reminds her that if she is patient, her time will come.
- In "Weapons of Destiny," she said that her favorite color is blue. However, in "Peak-a-Boo," she said that her favorite color is maroon.
- This may imply that either she has two favorite colors or she changed her favorite color between the events of the two episodes. It is also possible that she was referring to the blue designs on her clothes.
- She is allergic to perfume.
- Unlike her brother, Nya does not hate technology and is far better at using it than he is.
- Nya's 2011 minifigure has two sides: a regular side and a side with a mask over her mouth.
- One early indicator of Nya's connection to Samurai X is found in the 9566 Samurai X set, with the minifigure having Nya's two minifigure faces. Likewise, an in-show indicator of Nya being Samurai X was her bracelet.
- In the 2012 Ninjago.com description for Nya, she is wearing her Samurai X clothes.
- Ironically, Jay seemed to hate the Samurai the most, even though he actually has a crush on Nya. He later accepts the truth calmly after he and Nya reveal their feelings for one another and he discovers her identity.
- She is the only Ninja who can harness her elemental power without being dependent on Lloyd. This may be due to Lloyd not sharing his golden power with her, since water is a secondary element, and she only discovered her power in Season 5.
- Considering the elements the other Ninja share, Nya and her element share a very profound effect on them: she tends to quell the fire in Kai's spirit, she has a sparking relationship with Jay, she can erode Cole's hard-headed personality to reveal his soft side, she shares many interests with Zane, and she is a powerful Ninja, like Lloyd.
- As Samurai X, she has her own theme song, like Kruncha and Nuckal.
- She is the second Ninja to seemingly die, the first being Zane.
- She is also the second Ninja to be possessed by a spirit, the first being Lloyd.
- Alongside The Preeminent, Nya has arguably caused more deaths than any character in the entire series, as destroying the Preeminent killed nearly all of the Ghost Warriors and Anacondrai Cultists and started off the destruction of Djinjago, killing all but one of the Djinn as well.
- Nya is currently the last Ninja to unlock her true potential and learn Spinitzu and Airjitzu.
- She was also the last of the Ninja to create and Elemental Dragon.
- After becoming the Water Ninja, it was confirmed she learned Spinjiztu between Skybound and "Day of the Departed," and as of "Day of The Departed," her Spinjitzu has been revealed to be a deep blue tornado.
- At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, it was confirmed Nya's original name was going to be "Aya" and she was going to be the master of air, however, she was later renamed to Nya and became the Master of Water instead.
- She is the first and currently the only female Ninja on the Ninja team.
In LEGO Ninjago: Tournament
In Master of Spinjitzu
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