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“What gave that away? Was it his cult following, or the giant snake head?”
— Shade to Griffin Turner, The Forgotten Element
2015-02-11 16.26.26
Affiliation Elemental Masters
Weapon of choice N/A
Element Shadow
First Appearance The Invitation
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Status Alive
Voiced by Andrew Francis

Shade is the current Elemental Master of Shadow and a competitor in Master Chen's Tournament of Elements, alongside the other Elemental Masters of his generation. Shade witnessed most rounds of the event, eventually joining the remaining competitors as they jumped out of a blimp and made their way to the island below. There, the Elemental Masters began searching for Nya. During the search, Shade and the others were forcefully captured and ridden of their powers in the Anacondrai Temple. Fortunately, the Elemental Masters rallied against Chen and his army and reclaimed their elements. 

Shade and the Elemental Masters united against Chen, who completed a spell that transformed him and his followers into fake Anacondrai. Consequently, an ancient conflict was renewed, as the new alliance of Elemental Masters fought Chen's army at the Corridor of Elders before Garmadon sacrificed himself in a bid to banish their adversaries to the Cursed Realm.

Months after the war's end, Clouse released Nadakhan from the Teapot of Tyrahn. Infuriated over the destruction of his home realm, Nadakhan sought revenge on the Ninja, and began trapping the Elemental Masters in the Sword of Souls to eliminate any opposition. At one point, Shade was imprisoned in the weapon offscreen,[1] but after Jay made his final wish, recent events were erased and he was freed.


Shade was born as the descendant of the Elemental Master of Shadow.

The Invitation

Shade was present when the Elemental Masters gathered at the docks and boarded the ferry to Chen's Island.

Only One Can Remain

Shade was present when Chen explained the rules that benefit the Tournament of Elements. He was also one of the few Elemental Masters to receive a Jadeblade therefore allowing him to move up a rank and continue the contest.


Shade watched the first round of battles, though didn't participate himself.

Ninja Roll

Like the other competitors, he was against the Ninja as a result of Chen taking their rooms away. In addition, he was part of Chamille's team and was one of its main members, along with Tox. The two were visibly shocked when Chamille was eliminated.

Spy for a Spy

Shade was present with the other Elemental Masters while they were having a meal in the main hall of Chen's Palace. Chen congratulates him for his victory over Tox, and tells everyone that whoever wins the Tournament will get to keep his staff - a lie he tells to destroy their discreet alliance. Lloyd attempts to explain that Chen wants to steal everyone's powers, but the other Elemental Masters believe he simply wants the staff for himself. After Nya approaches the group dressed as a kabuki, Lloyd looks over at Shade, firmly believing that he is the spy.

The remaining Elemental Masters gather in Kai's room to check for Anacondrai tattoos on anyone's back, which would prove whether they're loyal to Chen or not. Shade was accused by Griffin Turner for being Chen's spy, as he appeared to be a very mysterious figure in the situation since he refused to prove that he didn't have any tattoos. While the Elemental Masters were checking each others' backs for tattoos, Shade escaped the room, telling the ninja that he's not the spy, nor is he their friend.


Still at odds with the Ninja, Shade boarded a blimp with the other fighters for the next round of the tournament. As the aircraft ascended, Shade expressed hope that the next fight was between him and Kai. He listened to Chen talk about the next match, in which the group had to hunt for Nya. Shortly after, before the bottom of the aircraft opened up, causing the Elemental Masters to plummet down towards the island with many parachute packs as well. Shade was the first to be able to grab one of the provided parachutes and landed safely. Once he was on the ground, Shade started to look for Nya and soon found a bow and arrow left in the forest by Chen as a gift to help in the search. However, the bow was embedded with a tracking device and while searching through the woods, Shade was cornered by Clouse and several Anacondrai Cultists, being the first master captured.

The Forgotten Element

The Day of The Dragon

Shade created his own Elemental Dragon along with the other masters in order to travel back to Ninjago and stop Chen from taking over the island.

The Greatest Fear of All

Returning to New Ninjago City with the others, Shade was sent by Lloyd with the Elemental Masters to protect the people. He was shown to have taken leadership when he contacted Nya, commanding the masters to stop and follow the trucks. Like the others, he lost control of his dragon out of fear.

The Corridor of Elders

During the battle of the Corridor of Elders, Shade hijacked one of the Blade Copters, using it to assist in the fight against the Anacondrai Cultists. Following the Cultists' banishment to the Cursed Realm, he proceeded to help clean up the wreckage left behind, also making amends with the ninja.


Shade is very pale with black hair and wears mainly black and silver. He wears a sleeveless black vest with silver shoulder braces, a silver Wolf symbol with red eyes and in front of a blue area on the neck. His legs are designed with grey pants and black boots.


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