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|“You are the hunted. You must endure.”|
|— Mistaké to Lloyd|
Season 9 of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled Hunted, is an upcoming season; it is preceded by Season 8 and begins a week after its events. The Master of the Golden Dragon is the mascot character, while there will be no focus character. Iron Baron, Lord Garmadon, and Harumi serve as the main antagonists and the Dragon Hunters and Sons of Garmadon are the season's villainous factions.
Following the supposed demise of Wu and the original Ninja, Lloyd and Nya resist Lord Garmadon's tyrannical control of Ninjago City. The original Ninja are stranded in the Realm of Oni and Dragons, where they must save the Dragons from the barbaric Dragon Hunters. The season will start airing in Australia in late June 2018, with the sets being released on August 1.
While Lloyd and Nya resist Emperor Garmadon's oppressive hold on Ninjago City, Young Wu and the rest of the Ninja are stranded in a barbaric realm where fierce dragons are being hunted down by Iron Baron and his gang of Dragon Hunters. With Lloyd stuck in Ninjago City, the others need to find the fabled Dragon Armor if they ever hope to get back home to stop Emperor Garmadon once and for all.
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Zane - Brent Miller
- Wu - TBA as a child, Paul Dobson as a teen
- Dareth - Alan Marriott
- Griffin Turner - Doron Bell Jr.
- Karlof - Scott McNeil
- Lloyd Garmadon - Sam Vincent
- Misako - Kathleen Barr
- Neuro - Paul Dobson
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- Paleman - Kirby Morrow
- P.I.X.A.L. - Jennifer Hayward
- Shade - Andrew Francis
- Skylor - Heather Doerksen
- Tox - Ian James Corlett
- Lord Garmadon - Mark Oliver
- Harumi - Britt McKillip
- Killow - Garry Chalk
- Mr. E - Brent Miller
- Ultra Violet - Maggie Blue O'Hara
- Chew Toy
- Daddy No Legs
- Heavy Metal - Ian James Corlett
- Iron Baron - Brian Drummond
- Jet Jack
- Muzzle - Brent Miller
Tabitha St. Germain will reprise her role as Mistaké, who had a larger role in the previous season. Echo Zane will make his first true appearance in the series, with Brent Miller reprising the role. Colossi, the giant rock titan built by Garmadon at the end of season eight, will also return.
In addition, a character called the Master of the Golden Dragon will be introduced; it is unknown if this is a pre-existing character who uses this as an alias. Various unnamed Sons of Garmadon gang members and Dragon Hunters will also appear throughout the season. Mother Doomsday will also make a cameo in the season.
|Season Ep #||Series Ep #||Image||Episode name||Air Date|
June 30, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)
|02||86||TBA||TBA||July 7, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
September 15, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|03||87||TBA||TBA||July 14, 2018 (Australia)|
September 22, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|04||88||TBA||TBA||July 21, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
September 29, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|05||89||TBA||TBA||July 28, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
October 6, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|06||90||TBA||TBA||August 4, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
October 13, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|07||91||TBA||TBA||August 11, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
October 20, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|08||92||TBA||TBA||August 18, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
October 27, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|09||93||TBA||TBA||August 25, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
November 3, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
|10||94||TBA||TBA||September 1, 2018 (Australia/New Zealand)|
November 10, 2018 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
- 70644 Master of the Golden Dragon (flyer)
- 70645 Cole Master of Dragons (flyer)
- 70646 Jay Master of Dragons (flyer)
- 70647 Kai Master of Dragons (flyer)
- 70648 Zane Master of Dragons (flyer)
- 70650 Destiny's Wing
- 70651 Throne Room Showdown
- 70652 Stormbringer
- 70653 Firstbourne
- 70654 Dieselnaut
- 70655 The Dragon Pit
- 70658 Oni Titan
- A Japanese trailer was released on May 12, 2018.
- The first English trailer, created by Wilfilm and Tommy Andreasen, was released on May 27, 2018.
- An East Asian trailer (for Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand) was released on June 11, 2018.
- "Hunted" will be released in June 2018, making it the second year with two seasons. The first time was in 2015 with The Tournament of Elements in the spring and Possession in the summer.
- There will be a Jay flashback, similar to those of Cole and Zane in Season 8.
- The fate of the Ultra Dragon will be revealed in this season.
- A character known as the Master of the Golden Dragon will be introduced. He has the same faceprint as teen Wu, leading to the conclusion that they might be one and the same. However, this has yet to be confirmed.
- The Ninjas' suits this season take their suits from the last episode of Season 8 but with added armor and battle damaged elements (excluding Lloyd and Nya who have completely new suits).
- Dareth will appear again this season, having made cameos in season eight.
- According to a teaser video, Ian James Corlett will be voicing Heavy Metal.
- It was revealed by Brent Miller that he will be voicing the Dragon Hunter "Muzzle."
- It was revealed by the Hageman Brothers that Season 9 will not have any main character or focus.
- Most of the Elemental Masters from season four will return in this season, including Karlof, Griffin Turner, Shade, Neuro, Skylor, Tox, and Paleman. They will act on their promise from season four of helping the Ninja by joining the Resistance.
- The Master of the Golden Dragon's armor, known as the Dragon Armor, will appear as the collectible item in the sets. The Dragonbone Blade attracts Elemental Powers.
- 70651 Throne Room Showdown and 70658 Oni Titan appear to be the only sets that don't take place in the Realm of the Oni and the Dragon.
- This is the second season to not feature "The Weekend Whip" as the intro theme.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the events of Season 9 take place one week after the events of Season 8.
- It was also said so by Dareth during the second trailer.
- For April Fools day, Tommy Andreasen posted a status on Twitter with three events from Season 9, two of which are real and one of which is fake. The three events stated that the Ninja will speak the language of the dragons, that Dareth will unlock his true power, and that there would be a talking rat. So far, none of these events have been confirmed or denied. Additionally, The Hagemen brothers hinted that if Dareth didn't get a power, he would get a pet Dragon.
- A post from the Official Ninjago facebook account included text in the Ninjago Language that translates to: "Dareth with the power of.." hinting that Dareth may get powers.
- Echo Zane is set to return this season; this will be his first true appearance in the series, as his role in Skybound was erased due to Jay's final wish.
- Iron Baron and Lord Garmadon will serve as the main antagonists of the season, in the First Realm and Ninjago, respectively. Other major antagonists include Heavy Metal, Harumi, Mr. E, Ultra Violet, and Killow.
- The Dragon Hunters, and also the Sons of Garmadon, are the villain factions of this season.
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/997262040300339200
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/965862991219625984
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- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/Be9Uy9tFdKa/?taken-by=ianjamescorlett
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