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“The cold and calculating android.”
“Nindroid, your Highness.”
Harumi and Zane





Weapon of choice Ninja Bow
Element Ice
First Appearance Way of the Ninja
Status Alive
Voiced by Brent Miller

Zane is the Elemental Master and Ninja of Ice, as well as the first Nindroid. Zane was recruited by Wu, and trained to become a Ninja alongside his close allies. Together, they fought the Serpentine, Lord Garmadon, and the Overlord. During this time, Zane was reunited with his inventor/father figure, Dr. Julien. After Lloyd won the Final Battle, Pythor aided the Overlord in becoming the Golden Master and commanding the corrupt Nindroids. During this time, Zane grew closer to another robot, P.I.X.A.L. The Ninja clashed with the Nindroids until Zane sacrificed himself to defeat the Golden Master.

After building a new body, Zane was captured and sent to a mysterious island. The Ninja rescued Zane, and allied with the Elemental Masters to defeat Chen's army. With Zane back in the action, the Ninja went on to battle Morro and an army of ghosts. After Nya destroyed the Cursed Realm, the Ninja fought Nadakhan, who rebuilt his home realm in Ninjago, though this was undone by Jay's final wish. On the Day of the Departed, Cole accidentally revived Cryptor, who Zane fought and destroyed once more. When the Hands of Time and Vermillion Warriors fought the Ninja, Zane helped the Ninja defeat their adversaries, though he lost contact with P.I.X.A.L. in the conflict. In Sons Of Garmadon, Zane gets a new nemeses: Mr. E . Zane finds out Mr. E is a Nindroid like him and they have a huge battle leading to Zane being shutdown and damaged badly. Later during the season Zane finds out the new Samurai X is indeed P.I.X.E.L. making him fell stronger in himself and having a love interest again.


Early Life


Zane sees his reflection for the first time

Zane was created by Dr. Julien in a small workshop, located deep in the depths of Birchwood Forest. He spent many happy years with Dr. Julien, who taught him life skills such as cooking. During this time, Dr. Julien also built the Falcon to act as a companion for his artificial son, and the mechanical bird would continue to aid Zane throughout his life.


Zane's first encounter with Wu, just after unknowingly receiving the element of Ice

One night, Zane and his father were visited by an old man, the Master of Ice. He took an interest in Zane, and Zane was said to be "acting strangely" after according to Julien, implying this is when Zane gained his Ice Power. The next day, Master Wu visited to find Zane chopping wood. After Zane asked whether Wu needed wood chopped, Wu replied that he did not, but that someday, Zane would be needed to accomplish a far greater task than he could have imagined.


Zane, at his father's side

Eventually, Dr. Julien passed away from old age, with Zane at his side. On his deathbed, Dr. Julien told the saddened Zane that he had a great destiny ahead of him and told him that he was built to protect others and that he had become the son Dr. Julien had never had. Expressing his love one more time, the dying inventor's final act was to turn off Zane's "Memory Switch," so his son would be spared the pain of heartbreak as he moved into the next stage of his life.

After being "reset," Zane went out into the world, believing himself to be an orphan. Master Wu found Zane meditating at the bottom of a frozen-over pond, and recruited him as a member of his team of Ninja, alongside Cole and Jay. He began training at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, gaining an affinity for Ice.

Seeking the Golden Weapons

Way of the Ninja

After they had trained together for a time, Master Wu assigned them to attack his newest student, Kai, as part of the latter's final test. While he was preparing for bed, he, Cole, and Jay snuck into Kai's room in the monastery and battled him. After which, Master Wu broke up the fight and revealed that Kai was to join their ninja team. At first, Jay, Cole, and Zane all objected, but consented to Master Wu's will. Master Wu then used his Spinjitzu to give them all new outfits, Zane gaining a white ninja gi. Wu pronounced him the white Ninja of Ice, the ninja with the sixth sense. After Wu explained their purpose, he announced that they would now leave to claim the first Golden Weapon.

The Golden Weapon

Upon arriving at the Caves of Despair, Kai ran off on his own and Zane was forced to follow with Cole and Jay. They caught up with him at a Skulkin lookout tower where Zane used a shuriken to steal the map to Golden Weapons from Samukai. The Ninja soon located the Scythe of Quakes and hoped to sneak out while the Skulkin were busy, but Jay unintentionally alerted the skeletons to their presence. Thus, the skeleton army was waiting when the Ninja emerged from the caves. The Ninja faced their foes and in the process manged to unlock Spinjitzu. The Skeletons quickly retreated, as the Ninja unfortunately had awoken the Earth Dragon. After Kai attempted to use the Scythe to stave off the beast, they all used Spinjitzu to escape.

King of Shadows


After obtaining the Scythe, the Ninja set out to find the next three Golden Weapons. Traveling by boat the Ninja sought the next weapon, the Shurikens of Ice. While on the boat, Master Wu informed the four about the Tornado of Creation and what it is capable of doing. At the Ice Temple, Zane approached the Shurikens and was frozen upon contact with them so the other Ninja were forced to carry him out of the temple as they were pursued by the Ice Dragon. With the Shurikens in possession, the Ninja then ascended to the Floating Ruins for the Nunchucks of Lightning. Using one of Jay's inventions, they escaped to the Forest of Tranquility.

That night the Ninja celebrated their success thus far and even told a joke. Later that night, the White Ninja was awoken by the Skulkins who captured him, Cole, and Jay, and reclaimed the three Golden Weapons. After they left to unite the weapons in the Underworld, Jay manged to free the three and they gave chase, quickly catching up to the Skull Truck. Zane managed to knock several skulkin off the truck until Samukai knocked him off just before he accelerated the vehicle into the Underworld.

Weapons of Destiny


Zane flying his dragon

Cole, Jay, and Zane journeyed to the Fire Temple in search of Kai and Master Wu, but Zane sensed that Wu and the Sword of Fire were no longer there and instead in the Underworld. However, the Fire Temple quickly split in half, revealing Kai and Nya on top of the Fire Dragon. Kai explained what had happened and revealed that dragons can cross into the Underworld, allowing them to follow Master Wu and the Skulkin, but Cole—in an attempt to avoid flying on a dragon's back—claimed that they will not all fit on the Fire Dragon's back. However, this inspired Kai to recruit the other three elemental Dragons, and Zane ended up riding the Ice Dragon as the beast crossed over to the Underworld.

Upon arriving in the Underworld, the Ninja attempted to sneak past the skeletons by using stalactites, but they dropped right outside Garmadon's fortress after they mistakenly grabbed Spykor legs instead. Surrounded by hordes of spiders and skeletons, Jay suggested using the Tornado of Creation. Despite Zane's concerns about the potential "disastrous consequences" Master Wu had spoken of, he led the Ninja in performing the technique, allowing them to defeat their foes.

With the path clear, Zane and the other Ninja entered Garmadon's fortress to find Master Wu battling Samukai with the Golden Weapons. He watched as his mentor was beaten by Samukai, who took up all four weapons and threatened to usurp Garmadon. However, the power overwhelmed Samukai, transforming him into a portal that he escaped into. With their enemy gone for the moment, the Ninja rushed to help Master Wu, taking the Golden Weapons for their own use.

Cole and the other Ninja then journeyed to Four Weapons Blacksmith where they reunited with Nya and vowed to be ready when Garmadon returned.

Ninjago at Peace

Flight of the Dragon Ninja

Master Wu had told the Ninja to train, but they decided to have a race with their Dragons instead. Jay was trying to convince them that he was the best out of the four of them since he won the last time they had raced. Zane said that they should be training to avoid angering Master Wu, but Kai convinces him to race by telling him that riding their Dragons was a form of training. Cole sets the terms of the competition, stating that whoever wins the race will be Dragon Master for a month and the group speeds off. Kai and Zane battle hand and hand for a little bit, before Zane takes the lead. The group approaches the "finish line" but Cole speeds across first by throwing a roasted chicken in front of Rocky's nose. Cole lands first, but Kai says they'll beat them tomorrow. Cole protests that they agreed winner would be Dragon Master for a month, but Zane claims not to remember agreeing to that statement.

Battle Between Brothers

One day, Zane noticed that Master Wu was wearing a new kimono. He complimented it as "most extraordinary," and learned that it had powers against evil—more importantly, it reminded Master Wu of the day Lord Garmadon was banished to the Underworld. After revealing details of his battle against his evil brother, Master Wu told Zane that there were many years of peace after Garmadon's downfall. On cue, Jay soared overhead on the back of the Lightning Dragon, and Zane quipped that those days seemed to be over.

Return of the Snakes

Main article: History of Zane (Rise of the Serpentine)

Legacy of the Green Ninja

Darkness Shall Rise


Ninja rebuilding Ninjago City

The Ninja are house hunting. The only house they can afford turns out to be a one bedroom, one half bath apartment without lighting. Jay and Kai argue they need a better place to train Lloyd, and agree to buy an expensive hero suite that's out of their price range. To help pay for this, Zane takes on a job as a professional chef. While fighting snakes, Zane shows the Ninja that they can use makeshift weapons.

Pirates Vs. Ninja

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Ninja with their weapons

Zane and the other Ninja began to train Lloyd in their apartment, though soon realized their conditions were unsuitable for the task. They set out into the city to search for a better place and soon came upon Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo.

Following their first session training Lloyd in the dojo, the Ninja exited to find the city under attack by Captain Soto's pirates. The Ninja quickly boarded a bus and raced towards the boat. After stopping by Wong's Costume to disguise themselves as pirates, Zane and the others boarded the ship and confronted Soto's crew. After a brief fight and with the help of the Ninja, the pirates were eventually subdued.

Double Trouble

Ninjaball Run


Child's Play


As a kid

Zane, along with the other Ninja are turned into kids by Lord Garmadon and are chased by the Grundle, and at the end of the episode, he and the other Ninja returned to normal. They also see that Lloyd has aged along with them and now has the drive to fight alongside them in battle.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

The Stone Army

The Day Ninjago Stood Still

The Last Voyage


Zane with his creator

Zane and the rest of the Ninja sail to an island with a prison tower. When the Ninja get to the top, Dr. Julien greets them and takes them in. Inside he seats them and haves a robot serve them tea. There, Dr. Julien tells Zane what happened after his apparent death. After Dr. Julien turned off Zane's memory switch, he really did pass away, but Samukai revived him with a special elixir in return that he create the Skeleton Army's vehicles. When Dr. Julien refused, Samukai locked him in the prison tower with a Leviathan to keep guard, promising the doctor if he did what he said, he would see Zane again. However, time passed and Dr. Jullien wondered if he'd ever see Zane again.

After he finished telling his story, the Leviathan comes and sends out a tentacle with eyes to check on Dr. Julien, while the others hide. After it goes away, Dr. Julien and the Ninja work together to fix the Bounty's rocket boosters. As the Bounty takes off, the Leviathan grabbed the ship. Zane jumped into the water and freed the creature from its chains using starteeth. Finally freed, the Leviathan lets the Bounty go, and they fly off to the Island of Darkness.

Island of Darkness


Ninja in their Elemental Robes

The Last Hope

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Ninja on the beach

Return of the Overlord

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master


The Surge


Ninja in their teachers outfits

Following the battle with the Overlord, the Ninja taught at Master Wu's Academy—which has replaced Darkley's School for Bad Boys—training a new generation of Ninja. Later they are invited by Cyrus Borg  for a field trip to Borg Industries' Borg Tower.

As the Ninja arrive in the office of Cyrus Borg, the Ninja were all very happy to meet him. Cyrus shows them to a gift he wanted to give them: an automated statue of himself. It looked like a regular statue, but Cyrus tells Kai that he should protect "them" with his life and to not let anyone know he had them. Walking into the elevator with their gift, they accidentally drop the statue, yet they discover it is hollow and is filled with new suits as well as the Techno Blades. Suddenly a robotic security voice in the elevator says that they should drop the blades. The Ninja refuse, and the elevator drops toward the ground at high speed. The Ninja luckily escape into an elevator going up right next to it, and manage to get their new outfits on for battle in their escape from Borg Tower.

When they get down of the tower, Master Wu takes the Techno Blades and says that he wants Zane and Kai on the air. Then, Zane helps Kai to hack a jet with his Techno Blade, making it Kai's Fighter. In the moment they almost get destroyed, Lloyd comes on the Golden Dragon, defeating the robots. As the Ninjas get back into the vehicles and get on the road outside of the city, Overlord spots that Wu is getting away with the Techno Blades so he sends two copters which capture him on the building roof. However before that happened, Wu quickly dropped Techno Blades into Kai's Fighter so the Ninjas could safely get them out of the city, while Wu gets captured by Overlord's forces.

The Art of the Silent Fist


Zane and P.I.X.A.L. fighting with Cryptor

After escaping from New Ninjago City, the Ninja are hid their vehicles. Misako then greets them and shows them to the Monastery, but Zane offers stay behind with the Techno Blades, as Garmadon (whom is now "Master Garmadon,") forbids any weapons in his monastery. While everyone is inside, Zane catches P.I.X.A.L. and ties her up, then returns to the Monastery as the Ninja come out to see what is going on. Zane then uses his Techno Blade to hack P.I.X.A.L.'s systems, freeing her from the Overlord's control. Grateful to Zane for saving her, P.I.X.A.L. tells the Ninja of Master Wu.

Suddenly, P.I.X.A.L. realizes she did not come alone and Nindroids surround the place. Ninjas successfully defeat the Nindroids by trapping them into mill wheel which then roll out. However, Cryptor destroys Ninjas' vehicles. After that, the Ninja decides to split. Jay, Zane, Cole, Kai, and Nya gets an idea to shut down the power in the city to stop virus controlling machines in the land. As night falls, they arrive to the station, but with high guard of Nindroids. They manage to get inside but can't find the way to break the power charge. Outside of power station, Cryptor captures P.I.X.A.L., who climbed to the station to help Ninja. Zane decides to help her, but fails as Cryptor throws his Techno Blade one stage lower. Then Cryptor sends Nindroids inside, Kai remembers Garmadon's lesson of fighting without fighting, so they decide to lure Nindroids to destroy the charge which then explodes and all the power disappears, including P.I.X.A.L. who gets shut down.



Zane's heart

The Ninja have gone to Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk to look for parts that would enable Zane's hover-copter to run on solar power while Nya transfers half of Zane's power source to P.I.X.A.L.. Unbeknownst to the Ninja, Techno Wu arrives via hover-copter and powers General Cryptor, along with a few Nindroid Warriors, using Electrocobrai. After activating a few Nindroids, Min-Droid sneaks and gets access to Ed & Edna's crane. The tiny droid uses the crane and launches the truck at a garbage pile. Kai realizes and quickly informs his friends; the Ninja perform Spinjitzu and get out of the fallen vehicle, But, Zane falls with P.I.X.A.L. on the hard ground. The Nindroid notices that since he has given half of his heart, he can't finish his task. Then, Cryptor attacks him and P.I.X.A.L., but Zane uses his Techno Blade as a shield. The Ninja of Ice soon gets captured by the Nindroids. The enemies threaten to push Zane into a shredding machine. But P.I.X.A.L. leaps into the air, and saves Zane. Now, the Ninja assists Kai. However, Wu traps the Ninja in a corner, but Zane and P.I.X.A.L. come with a magnified vehicle and pick up Wu since he is now part metal. The Ninja are excited, but quickly ends when a Stranger frees Wu and flies away with their via hover-copter. However, the Stranger leaves a scale behind. Nya decides to give Lloyd and Garmadon a message.

The Curse of the Golden Master


Zane talking with Skales

The Hover-copter was eventually converted to solar power, the Ninja returned to New Ninjago City with Nya 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 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. The Ninja and Nya 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, someone else is the culprit.

Both questions had to be put on hold though, as Nindroids suddenly attacked the place, and Kai ordered the other Ninja and Nya to protect the Serpentine. The Ninja found out that the Electrocobrai are their power source. Skales tells them at the Curse of the Golden Master is upon them, and says that they would not be able to assist the Ninja because they're choosing to stay out of the conflict. The Ninja then return to the surface. 

Enter the Digiverse

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Ninja inside the Digiverse

In the top of the Borg Tower, Borg prepares the device that will lead the Ninjas to the Digiverse, a digital world where they will be able to gain access to the Tower's central computer and fight the Overlord directly. When Jay points out that the hard drive is still missing, Borg explains the device will "download" the Ninja themselves, along with the Techno Blades, into the computer where the Overlord dwells. He also explains that this is the only method to succeed, as it will be a matter of time before the Digital Overlord fully drains Lloyd's power. Although apprehensive, the Ninjas are "downloaded" successfully, and they wake up in the Digiverse. In no time, they begin mastering the advantages of the digital world, except for Kai. the Ninja begin their trek down toward the Tower's central computer—ironically below the Tower, where the Overlord had been defeated years before. When the Overlord realizes they are close to him, he attempts to immobilize them, but fails due to P.I.X.A.L. electronically interfering from outside. He then turns the digitized New Ninjago City upside down, but the Ninja keep moving with their digitized vehicles. Kai almost died when he tries to jump off the digital Borg Tower because his vehicle disappeared, but gets rescued by Zane. Together, they get to the top—that is, the bottom—of the tower and insert the Techno Blades, only to find the Overlord severed the circuit to the motherboard.

The Ninja are severely beaten by the Overlord as he consumes more of Lloyd's Golden Power, proclaiming his becoming a true "golden master" of the real world and the digital world. Strengthened by Lloyd's proclamations that the Ninja always have each other's strengths to fight together, Zane fights off the Overlord's influence and turns gold as well as the other Ninjas and, using Lloyd's shared power, reroute the circuit to the motherboard and completely destroy the Overlord virus from the system, initiating a reboot.

Codename: Arcturus


Zane with his Ice power back

At the Temple of Light, Lloyd gives up his Golden Power to restore the Ninjas' elemental powers. Later, Wu and Garmadon stay in Borg's office and try to solve a puzzle about a secret code that Zane and P.I.X.A.L. found, named "Project Arcturus." Garmadon mentions that Arcturus was an old Serpentine general that was defeated and named for a star constellation. P.I.X.A.L. detects Nindroid convoy going through a road near where Kai is. When the Fire Ninja gets captured, they call Jay, Cole, and Nya to help them.

Cole, Jay, Zane, and Lloyd discover the secret of Arcturus and head for Ouroboros. When they arrive, the floor opens, revealing the OverBorg's ultimate creation, Codename: Arcturus—a rocket designed to reach Arcturus, the star that contains the lost Golden Weapons.

The Ninja secretly release Kai and board the rocket, preparing to go somewhere they never expected: space!

The Void


Zane flying in space using his element

Shortly after the rocket entered space, Zane and the other Ninja came into contact with Wu, Nya, Garmadon, and P.I.X.A.L. who had returned to Borg Tower and recovered the rocket's blueprints. As Zane was the only one who could survive in space, he left the cargo hold and secured the other Ninja spacesuits. The Ninja then made their way towards the cockpit to take command of the vessel. However before they could reach it, Cryptor dispatched several Nindroids to stop them while he piloted the rocket into the tail of the comet.

When Zane and the other Ninja awoke after the landing, they found themselves on the comet not too far from where Arcturus had landed, though Cryptor had taken the launch key. The Ninja discovered lunar rovers in the cargo hold and they set out crammed in one to find where the Nindroids had gone. They soon arrived in a large cave where the Golden Weapons had landed, though before they could reach the launch key, the Ninja fell under attack by a swarm of alien bugs. The Nindroids used their to their advantage to escape, but Zane and the others pursued, only to arrive at the launch site to find Arcturus destroyed by the bugs, thus stranding them on the comet.

The Titanium Ninja


Zane before his "death"

In space, the Ninja despair after repeated failed attempts to escape. However, Lloyd refuses to give up, suggesting that they use their elemental powers and everything around them to restart the ship. Heartened by Lloyd's words, the Ninja repair the ship and use Zane as a power source. Though, Zane gets overheated by the strain, they manage to fly back to Earth—to land safely, the Ninja use a new technique: Elemental Shields.

P.I.X.A.L. uses a motorcycle to catch up with her friends, using her power to land them on their vehicles. As the Ninja reunite with their allies, Cyrus tells them that they should head for the Temple of Fortitude, a place where the Overlord and the fact that Ninja never quit, which frees his friends. He remembers his past, and freezes the Overlord which also killed him and the Golden Master. The Ninja are broken that Zane has passed, and proceed to his funeral. However, it turns out Zane uploaded himself into a new body with P.I.X.A.L. being the only person to know. He asks her if they are compatible now as she expresses joy at his restoration.

Before Season 4

After he rebuilt himself, Zane and P.I.X.A.L. were somehow kidnapped and transported to Chen's Island by Ronin. While there, Zane had his Element stolen from him before he was placed in a cell chain to the walls by the villains who intended to lure his friends to the island.

The Tournament of Elements

Main article: History of Zane (Tournament of Elements)


Winds of Change


Zane flying his Elemental Dragon

Zane and the Ninja used their Elemental Dragons to capture a Fangfish that had been terrorizing a local village. Upon returning successful to Wu's new tea shop Steep Wisdom, Zane and the others were sent by their Master into Ninjago City to advertise the new store, yet without using their powers. While they obeyed their master at first, after failing to attract anyone Zane decided at use his Elemental Dragon to create a giant teapot out of ice.

Unfortunately, Morro possessed Lloyd's body and the other Ninja lost their elemental abilities. They returned to Wu for answers just as the tea shop fell under attack by the Master of Wind. Zane attempted to use a shuriken to fend him off, but in the end the Ninja were forced to retreat with Wu and Nya in the Destiny's Bounty.

Ghost Story


Zane with his Falcon

Morro soon caught up to them using his Elemental Dragon and while the masters of earth and lightning fended him off, Kai and Zane escorted Wu to their quarters for him to make an imprint of the staff's secret message. The ghost ninja crippled the flying vessel however and crashed in the Forest of Tranquility.

The Ninja made camp and Wu told them of his past with Morro. The next morning Misako arrived and discovered that the first symbol means Airjitzu, a martial art created by Master Yang. The Ninja mount wallipers and the Titanium Ninja followed Kai towards Stiix where Ronin was keeping the scroll.

Unfortunately, their head start was lost when Kai lead them away from Stiix rather than towards it. After Zane pointed this out, Jay and Cole elected to follow Zane instead and they soon came across train tracks leading to Stiix.

After nightfall, they came to a train station and stopped, intending to rest. However, they were soon beset by Wrayth on the Chain Cycle and engulfed in a frenzied battle against the ghost menace. Incidentally, he defeated himself when his chain hooked on a nearby water tower and poured its contents onto himself. The Ninja were left stunned by their discovery, but after realizing that a passing train was headed to Stiix, they quickly ran after it.

Stiix and Stones


The Ninja eventually arrived in Stiix and confronted Ronin in his shop. The thief demanded a high price for the scrolls, but due to Kai's horrible negotiating skills, it was raised even higher. To earn money, the Ninja were hired to build a dock and Zane used a shuriken to keep the Strangle Weed off it. Unfortunately, a fly damaged the Titanium Ninja's language database and they ended up accidentally destroying the bridge. With Zane unable to speak, Jay took charge and decided that they should simply steal the scroll.

That night, the Ninja snuck into the pawn shop and located the scroll. Unfortunately, Morro was there as well and the Ninja pursued him through the rooftops of Stiix. Zane however lagged behind and eventually met up with the others, only to discover that Kai had sold all of their shares of the tea farm to Ronin in exchange for an alternative way to learn Airjitzu.

The Temple on Haunted Hill


Zane and Cole

The Ninja went into Yang's Haunted Temple to learn Airjitzu. Zane was no longer talking backwards, but his voice was very loud due to the volume being stuck. He and the others then sneak into the Temple to obtain the Scroll of unlocking the art and did their best to try and make it out of before sunrise. Zane, Kai, and Jay make it before wondering what happened to Cole, who soon appears with the Scroll causing the Ninja to be shocked when he is revealed to have turn into a ghost.



Jay had finally fixed Zane's voice, but then changed it to his own liking. He was no longer talking extremely loud, but instead talking in the tone and dialect of a pirate.

Kingdom Come


Ninja in Cloud Kingdom

Upon reaching the gates of Cloud Kingdom, Zane and the other Ninja were greeted by Fenwick. They were then shown inside the writing hall where the Ninja learned that the citizens of Cloud Kingdom were the writers of destiny. It was then that Zane's voice returned to normal as one of the destiny writers had written it so.

Fenwick proceeded to inform the Ninja that Morro sought the Realm Crystal hidden in the tomb to unleash the Preeminent, before ushering them into a building filled with toys to meet the "master writer." They soon discovered it was a trap and they were in fact locked away with Nimbus, a terrifying creature. With Cole's ghost abilities, the Ninja managed to escaped and discovered that Fenwick was actually working for Morro.

The Ninja soon ran into Nobu who informed them where the Sword of Sanctuary was kept, though the Ninja arrived just after Morro claimed the sword. With it in hand, the ghost was able to escape from Cloud Kingdom though after an intense chase down the Wailing Alps, the Ninja emerged victor with the sword in possession.

The Crooked Path


Zane scanning

With all the items gathered, the Ninja knew it was only a matter of time before the ghost make their move and set up booby traps to prepare for them. However, later on, Ronin is forced to take the Sword of Sanctuary to the ghosts in order to pay off his debts; the Ninja try to stop him but accidentally spring their own traps which incapacitates them and allows Ronin to escape. The Ninja later get a message from Ronin telling them they will find Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master in the Caves of Despair to which they are skeptical but go there anyway. Once there the ninja explore the cave and find Morro's corpse, the cave is soon attacked by Ghoultar, causing the Ninja to realize it was all a trap Morro set up to get rid of them. Ghoultar causes a cave-in to trap the Ninja as P.I.X.A.L. tells Zane of an opening as a geyser. They prepare to go as Cole plugs it with a rock but Zane states he multiplied the danger before the Ninja escape to the opening using Airjitzu. After which the lava erupted out of the geyser, the Ninja escape into a mine cart, resulting in a wild ride around the cave and them defeating Ghoultar before they are saved by R.E.X.

The Ninja board the ship and are contacted by Ronin, who apologizes for taking the Sword before giving the real location of the Tomb. He gave them permission to use R.E.X. to travel stating this was something he needed to do to make up for his theft while saying this will be the last they hear from him. Ronin's coordinates tell the Ninja that the Tomb is really in the ocean, causing them to realize why no one ever found it. The Ninja used Ronin's ship to travel to the Tomb in order to stop Morro and the ghosts once and for all.

Grave Danger


Zane and Kai's future selves

Zane goes to the Tomb with the Ninja and while there they face several traps, which they narrowly avoid. When they face an obstacle with a clue, Zane realize its meaning and uses Spinjitzu to solve it which is successful in getting them to area with the golden staff of the First Spinjitzu Master. They try to obtain the staff but after realizing they cannot get it, they dive into a chasm made by their attempts sending them down an ice slide where they find a room of ice mirror. While looking at one, Zane sees his reflection which has him wearing a Master uniform as he realizes they are vision of the "future." The Ninja are soon attacked by Morro who using the Sword of Sanctuary to predict their moves is able to overwhelm them before Kai's quick thinking allow him to immobilize Morro and the Ninja make their way through the area.

With Jay's deduction, they solve the next clue and after digging tirelessly they locate the Tomb with the item they needed—the Realm Crystal. Kneeling in respect of Ninjago's ultimate creator, Zane carefully extracts the Realm Crystal before wondering on how it works before Morro shows up holding a weak and semi-conscious Lloyd at sword point. The ghost demands they hand over the item if they want Lloyd back.

Curseworld, Part I


Zane and the other Ninja returned to Steep Wisdom only to discover that Wu had sold his business and used the money to pay Cyrus Borg to build them some new vehicles. The inventor himself appeared and Zane was then introduced to an upgraded version of his Ice Mech.

Zane arrived at Stiix on a ferry and disguised as a cleaner, distracted several ghosts for Nya to sneak by. Once the Ninjas' presence in the city had been revealed, mounted the Ice Mech and used it to attack the ghosts.

Curseworld, Part II


Zane in his mech


Main article: History of Zane (Skybound)

Dark Island Trilogy

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 1

Zane 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.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 2

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Zane on the book's cover

Zane awoke with Cole standing near, the two of them having landed near a volcano. After being carried over the island by a gigantic bird, the two discovered Digger's Deep just as Misako and a couple of captured fishermen were being escorted in by Sky Pirates. They began planning an attack, but were interrupted when Lloyd appeared, under the effect of Dark Matter, and attacked the pirates. Zane and Cole rushed in to help and managed to free Lloyd of the effects.

While Lloyd and Misako went to free the other fishermen, Cole and Zane went in search of transportation. They soon encountered Monkey Wretch whom Zane was able to communicate. As Zane was able to speak the monkey's language, he bartered him into revealing the location of the newest vehicles Monkey Wretch had designed; the Ultra Stealth Raider and Titanium Ninja Tumbler. Shortly after discovering the vehicles, Nya, Ronin, and Jay arrived and using their elemental powers, the Ninja were able to rid the vehicles of Dark Matter. Zane boarded the Ninja Tumbler and used it to ambush the Sky Pirates, who had surrounded Lloyd, Misako, and the fishermen at the entrance to Digger's Deep. The pirates fled and the Ninja pursued them, with both parties heading toward the Temple of Light.

Day of the Departed


Zane racing through the Sea of Sands

Zane could be seen with other Ninja racing through the Sea of Sand to the New Ninjago city, especially, to the Ninjago museum of history. When they arrived, they met Master Wu and Misako.

The Ninja are then racing to the Museum merchandise shop to buy Day of the Departed lanterns. They then met Dr. Saunders and he showed them new exhibition of the museum, the Hall of villains, where are statues of Ninjas' past villains located (except Lord Garmadon, Overlord and Nadakhan). Zane and other Ninja didn't notice that Cole is fading away and Dr. Saunders continues in his tour, showing the Ninja the Yin blade.

After the tour, they drove their vehicles to places where they want to celebrate Day of the Departed. Zane was going to the Birchwood forest, his birthplace and home of his father, Dr. Julien. He made an ice statue of Dr. Julien to honor him, but was interrupted by General Cryptor with Nindroids, who destroyed the statue. Zane then started to fight the Nindroid ghosts. The Nindroids proved easy to defeat, but Cryptor started to take the upper hand by copying Zane as they fought. However, Zane defeated him by causing him to accidentally hit himself with his Departed Blades and the spirit of Cryptor faded away.

Zane then returned to the Museum, where he met the other Ninja (except Cole) telling them what occurred to him and learns they went through similar events. The gathered ninja wondered what brought the ghosts back as Master Wu arrived telling them it was Yang's plan of distracting them as Morro arrives confirming this. Seeing Morro, the ninja prepare for battle but Wu stops them by stating Morro's intentions turned out to be good. Zane and the Ninja then learn from Morro of Master Yang's evil plans and how part of it was tricking Cole into opening a rift to return to Ninjago. When Jay wondered how Yang tricked Cole, Zane pointed out Cole wasn't there as the ninja realized that they forgot Cole and Wu told them to head the Destiny's Bounty to travel the Temple of Airjitzu, where was Yang and Cole located. All but Morro (who returned to the Departed Realm) then headed for the Temple to stop Yang.

When they arrived, there was a huge storm, by the rift, summoned by Yang. Yang's students and Cole, with help of Airjitzu, flew through the rift, which then ended, just as the storm. Zane and the Ninja then landed with the Bounty and searched for Cole. When they started to despair, Cole appeared, back in his human form with the Ninja celebrating his return. At Cole's suggestion, they made the restored Temple of Airjitzu their new base and celebrated the Day of the Departed by a fire place.

Hands of Time

Main article: History of Zane (Hands of Time)

Sons of Garmadon

The Mask of Deception


Zane's new appareance

It is revealed by P.I.X.A.L. that the Ninja, besides Lloyd, are on "active missions throughout Ninjago" while he chases Mr. E.

The last to be seen, Kai and Zane are stationed in a port town, similar in features to Stiix, fighting the Mechanic, who now wears a ripped red jacket instead of his prison uniform. P.I.X.A.L. tells Zane—who is now in his human form but with blue eyes. Through an ear piece that Master Lloyd requires his and Kai's assistance in Ninjago City, with which he replies "this is serious" while watching Kai fend off the Mechanic. He tells P.I.X.A.L. that they'll be with them shortly, and hangs up to use his ice power and freezes the Mechanic before he could attack Kai. He lifts his hood, revealing his new The LEGO Ninjago Movie hair, and his new cloaking ability that lets him transform between titanium and human whenever he wants. He tells Kai they should move but sees he froze him as well.

Zane and Kai meet up with Lloyd and the others at Borg Tower, where the Mask of Vengeance was stolen. Lloyd shows them why he brought them there, and pulls up a picture of the Sons of Garmadon's symbol on his phone to show everyone. He begins to tell them what it is before Zane interrupts him to say "The Sons of Garmadon. A mysterious criminal syndicate growing in prominence in Ninjago City." Lloyd tells them what they stole before Hutchins comes in and tells them about the Oni Masks, and how there are only three in existence. Jay gets confused and asks how there can be three when they stole the "only" mask. Nya corrects him and tells him that he said Oni Mask, which prompts Zane to say "The Oni are said to be all powerful beings. Demons, that predate Ninjago." Hutchins tells them that the three masks embody the main Oni Warlords and has unknown consequences when united.

Hutchins tells them that the Emperor is going to give a public speech tomorrow, and he is worried that the SoG might show up, so he asks for their help in protecting them.

At the palace, Zane is perched on the top of a building with his bow and arrow, and points that Lloyd seems to like Harumi. He then seems to spot something suspicious, and the crowd clears out, but it was a false alarm.

Zane and the others are invited into the "Palace of Secrets" as reward for protecting the Royal Family. When they reach the throne room, Hutchins introduces the Emperor and Empress as well as Harumi. Harumi does a sort of "roll call" where she runs through the Ninjas' names and powers. She describes Zane as "The cold and calculated android" which prompts Zane to drop his human disguise and correct her by saying, "I'm a nindroid, your highness."

The Royal Family invites the ninja to stay at the palace until the threat of the SoG is gonem and so Hutchins takes the ninja on a tour of the Palace. He shows them the buffet, and Cole mentions how he's watching his diet, and Jay refers to him as a "party pooper," which Zane does not understand.

Hutchins tells them that the Oni Mask they hold in the Palace in the Mask of Deception, while the Mask of Vengeance was the one stolen from Borg. When asked who has the third mask, Zane says "No one knows the location of the Mask of Hatred but my senses tell me that it will not stay lost for long".

After the tour ends, Zane asks Cole what a party pooper is, and when he tells him, Zane does not entirely understand and says "It is nice to have a pooper of the party!"

The Jade Princess

The day after Lloyd returns from talking with Harumi, Zane and the Ninja are training in the Palace Courtyard. The Ninja are remarking that Lloyd technically went on a "date" with Harumi, to which Lloyd replies that it was not a date. Zane, while training with Kai, gives Lloyd the definition of a date. He also gives Lloyd the definition of "step up your game."

Later, when the Palace is attacked, Zane uses his visor to find Harumi who was stuck under a piece of wood. He helps her out and tells her that they need to get out of there. On their way out, Zane uses Inverted Spinjitzu (upside down) to save Hutchins from Ultra Violet, causing her to become frozen.

Zane manages to escape the Palace with the other ninja before it collapses, and meets Lloyd and Harumi on the Destiny's Bounty. Nya breaks the news to Harumi that the Emperor, Empress, and Hutchins didn't make it, and Harumi remarks on how she's all alone. Lloyd promises her that they're going to find the people responsible for this, and they fly off on the DB.

The Oni and the Dragon

Zane and the other Ninja are sailing on the Bounty when Harumi thanks the ninja for taking them in. Jay tells her that she's safe with them, to which Zane corrects him by saying that they know little about the SoG. He also notes that the third Oni Mask is yet to be located, and that it's as if it "never existed." Nya tells them that the police have one of the SoG in custody and that they should question him.

On their way to the station, Jay, Cole, Zane, and Lloyd take a quick stop at Mistaké's Tea Shop to get a tea that would make the suspect talk. Mistake goes to the back to grab the tea, and on her way back in, Lloyd spots a strange painting on the wall. She tells him that it's of the Oni and the Dragon. Lloyd wants to hear more, but Zane says they only have time for a quick stop. Lloyd tells Cole and Zane to go to the station with the tea of truth to meet the suspect while he and Jay stay to listen to the story.

At the station, Zane hands Cole two cups, one of the tea of truth, and the other for Cole to drink. When a prisoner breaks loose and causes a havoc, it causes Cole to mix up which drink is which.

They enter the interrogation room and meet the SoG member in the white mask: Luke Cunningham. Zane demands him to tell him who he works for, but Luke doesn't tell him. Cole tries to give him the tea to make him talk, but he mixed them up and drinks the tea himself and starts telling Luke his secrets including where the Princess is and what kind of power Lloyd has. This reveal of all the secrets causes Luke to mistakenly tell them about their hideout, at Laughy's Karaoke Club. Zane takes note of this and they leave with the lead.

Zane and Cole watch as Ultra Violet and Mr. E arrive at the club. Cole gets ready to go in, in a disguise called "Rocky Dangerbuff". He offers to make Zane a costume of his own, but Zane declines and creates a disguise with his hologram ability. Cole dubs him "Snake Jaguar."

They proceed into the club and notice that Dareth is running the bar. He tells them that he bought the bar so that he'd be able to hold on to the "glory days" where he fought "side by side" with the ninja, but the SoG made it their hangout spot. Cole asks Zane how they're supposed to gain their trust, and Zane tells him that there's only one way—and that's for Cole to sing (which he is afraid of).

Cole gets up to the mic and starts singing terribly. The bikers get angry and start to kick him out. Cole fights back, and asks for Zane's help but he only helps the SoG. . . .

At the Bounty, the other Ninja are watching and P.I.X.A.L. tells them to trust Zane. They head over to the club to help Cole, and start chasing Mr. E. They chase him up to a dead end where he climbs up a clothesline wearing the Mask of Vengeance. He fights with the Ninja until he gets to the top where he fights with Lloyd for a moment until Lloyd is stopped by Snake Jaguar, who helps Mr. E escape. Lloyd tells the ninja that it was Zane's plan all along to gain their trust. . . .

Mr. E takes Snake Jaguar on his bike with Ultra Violet. She says, "You're taking him to the big man?" before they drive away.

Snake Jaguar

The episode begins with a flashback of Wu meeting Dr. Julian in his home. Wu asks him where Zane is, and he is informed that he is out back chopping wood. Julian makes note that Wu has been their second guest in a while, as an old man visited them last night who needed shelter. He also says that when he arrived, it was as if winter had followed him there, to which Wu remarks that it was the Master of Ice. They gave him shelter and food, and was intrigued with Zane. Ever since he left, he has been acting stranger than usual. Wu meets with Zane, and Wu tells him that they may meet again one day.

Zane awakes from his flashback on subway train with the Sons of Garmadon on their way to their base. They take a shortcut through the subway that leads them to a hidden place. As they step off the train, Ultra Violet tells him it's time to meet "the big man."

He enters their hideout, and meets Killow (the big man). Zane asks if he is in charge, Killow laughs and says that it is not him that is in charge, but The Quiet One. Killow says that if he wants to be a Son of Garmadon, he has to ride with them at "The Teeth." Ultra Violet remarks that Zane has no bike, so Killow gives him Ultra Violet's for now.

After his meeting with Killow, he uses his cloak feature to sneak past the guards as Ultra Violet to visit Cole, who has been locked in a cell. Cole asks to be broken out, because they found the key to the final mask to resurrect Lord Garmadon. Zane doesn't break him out because he has to race now. Zane leaves Cole and gets in line with the other SoG.

They start, and as they ride, Ultra Violet gets a call (presumably from the Quiet One). They tell her that Snake Jaguar (Zane) is a spy, and Killow tells the rest of the racers to make sure Zane never finishes. They ride through the subway until they emerge in Ninjago City, and Nya gives Zane a new bike to combat the SoG's high tech ones. During the race, Zane spots the Mask of Deception on Killow's bike. He tells P.I.X.A.L. that he doesn't know who's in charge, but that he is called The Quiet One.

Zane continues racing into the Sea of Sand and uses some of his new bikes features to knock out more bikers. Killow wears the Mask of Deception, and uses it to telepathically throw spikes of rock at Zane to slow him down. Zane uses his new falcon to destroy the rocks, and continues racing.

Killow tells Mr. E that it was he that brought him in, so he should deal with him.

Killow rides on, and Mr. E stays behind to deal with Zane. He rides next to him and steers his bike, as well as Zane's, into a nearby cliff. Zane says "You're the Quiet One aren't you? You're the one In charge? Who are you!" and they jump off the bikes before they fall into the cliff. Zane gets up and sees Mr. E on the ground twitching. . . and he gets up and puts his arm back on, which fell off in the crash. Zane says that Mr. E is like him—a Nindroid. . . .

Dead Man's Squall

Picking up where the previous episode left off, Zane has confronted Mr. E at a cliff and has begun asking him multiple times if he is The Quiet One. Mr. E runs at Zane and almost throws him over the cliff. They continue to fight (With Mr. E winning) and Zane attempts to freeze Mr. E solid, but he breaks out. He then kicks a severely damaged Zane off the cliff. He jumps down to him, and Zane goes offline. Mr. E opens a compartment in Zane's chest and places something in it. He then turns around and says "The trap has been set" in reverse, and leaving Zane.

A few hours later, it is dark, and the Ninja fly over the desert in the Bounty looking for Zane. They finally spot him submerged in sand and unconscious. They put him on a gurney and bring him up to the ship. He is placed on a table, and P.I.X.A.L. says that it may take a while for Zane to reboot himself. The Ninja plan to abandon Ninjago City to get away from the Sons of Garmadon so they can get a handle on things. They find out later that in Zane's last moments of consciousness, he intercepted a call between Mr. E and the Quiet One. P.I.XA.L. says she could track him, but the storm is interfering. Later, while the Ninja are gone, a mechanical spider (placed there by Mr. E) comes out of the compartment in Zane's chest and enters the computer, damaging P.I.X.A.L. and the tech. The Ninja find out, and P.I.X.A.L. informs them that something is approaching the Bounty. She says that it's Samurai X, and that she is her. But Samurai X flies in on her mech (being controlled by The Quiet One) and tries to knock them out of the sky. The ninja leave Zane to fight with the Quiet One, and Nya stays behind to try and find whatever screwed up the computers.

She finds the Mechanical Spider, and it starts to attack her, and it's not until Zane wakes up, that it is defeated. P.I.X.A.L. managed to wake Zane up, and commenced a full system reboot, thus, freeing Samurai X from The Quiet One after he knocked Lloyd and 'Rumi into the jungle. However, he still did massive damage to the Bounty, which causes it to crash. Nya breaks the fall with her elemental power, and they land in the bushes ok.

When they land, Samurai X removes her mask revealing she really is P.I.X.A.L., and Zane says that from now on there will be no more secrets between them.

The Quiet One

Game of Masks


  • Zane, in his human cloak
  • Titanium Zane, in Sons of Garmadon

Usually seen in white clothing, Zane has silver hair, in a tall flat-top/crew cut hairstyle, and sharp eyebrows that look similar to check marks. He has glowing blue eyes, and is usually seen with straight-faced expression, reflective of his robotic nature.

  • Zane, rebuilt as the Titanium Ninja
  • Zane's original body

Having been rebuilt with titanium, Zane's skin is a shining metallic substance, with lines running through his jawline and cheeks. He has a scratch on the right of his forehead. Using some kind of cloak feature, he regularly switches into a more human-like form, with white hair.

Prior to Sons of Garmadon, he had a flat-top, with hair on the sides, and no forehead scratch. Before being destroyed in his encounter with the Golden Master, he had blond hair, and normal human skin and eyes.

He has a control panel in his chest which he can open up, containing switches for Vision, Audio, Voice, Power, Memory, and Humor—he also has a set of switches in his arm. In Season 3, his power source is found in his chest. For more images on Zane's appearance in his different Ninja suits, click here.


Zane was created over 40 years ago, and thus, is by far the oldest of his fellow Ninja.[1] Due to his robotic nature, he does not age. He is designed to have the appearance of a young man in his late teens.

His new Titanium body is, at most, three years old, as of the events of "The Hands of Time."


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When he is introduced, Zane is undoubtedly the most serious of the Ninja, and appears reserved, as he has at that time no sense of humor and doesn't understand the way his fellow Ninja socialize. He has little understanding of humor, or even basic social conventions (as seen when he walked into the bathroom, despite Cole being on the toilet). He also has a very strong bond with Master Wu, being the most polite and respectful towards him and finding a sort of paternal presence in him, the two sharing moments of quiet while the other ninja whoop and holler and goof off in a way he can't connect with. The other Ninja are occasionally wary of his strange habits, but they quickly learn to accept him for it regardless.

Initially, Zane was melancholy over his inability to remember his parentage or where he came from. He eventually accepted that the Ninja were his family and that their home was his home as well, but he never truly gave up on finding details of his past. Upon learning his origins, he was briefly struck by shock and depression, only to overcome his feelings and accept his robotic nature when he restored his memories. When he eventually reunited with his father/creator, Dr. Julien, he readily accepted him as his father figure.

Zane is quick to form strong attachments, the most attached to the idea of his fellow ninja as his "brothers" and finding a deep kinship with the Falcon and P.I.X.A.L. minutes after meeting them. He has been known to take heavy risks on impulse for the people he loves, even if, in the case of P.I.X.A.L., there is no evidence he should trust them yet. On many matters, Zane's weirdness and people's tendency to ridicule him comes from his tendency to care deeply in a way others wouldn't—a food fight and a mockery of his pink apron drove him to run off, meeting a fellow android like him had him falling for her hard and refusing, even before he knew her, to reconcile with the idea of her being evil or to leave her behind as an enemy. Zane is often inclined to speak more honestly about emotions that others would tend to mask, like grief or confusion.

Likewise, Zane is a very intelligent Nindroid, with a vast array of knowledge at his disposal, a gift for cooking, and a knack for statistics. He has been through many changes lately, but is glad to be back with the Ninja team. His close friend, P.I.X.A.L., is now a part of his artificial intelligence, so he has her company everywhere he goes.

After rebuilding himself as the Titanium Ninja, Zane has become even more accepting of his own robotic traits. He considers himself in some ways a new person—no longer the White Ninja, but the Titanium Ninja, acceptance of which allowed him to unlock his Elemental Dragon. After rebuilding himself as the Titanium Ninja, Zane is more willing to joke at others' expense, more cocky, and his sense of humor has been known to be bitingly sarcastic, though his core values and programming remain intact.

Weapons and Abilities

Zane's affinity for Ice allows him to freeze objects to varying degrees and perform a chilly Spinjitzu attack. He generally prefers Shurikens in battle, especially the Shurikens of Ice. He has also wielded a katana, a spear, and a flail at times, and eventually gains an Elemental Blade that channels his Ice powers. Zane also gets access to the Titanium Dragon, an ability that can only be conquered when he faces his fears and doubts.

As a Nindroid, Zane has increased stamina and durability compared to his organic comrades. He can also store data and calculate courses of action through a panel on his wrist. He also has a strong bond with the Falcon, and eventually learns how to see through its eyes for scouting areas or compensating for when his own eyes are unusable.

A new ability he gains in between the seventh and eighth seasons is using a holographic cloak to disguise himself as others.

Official Description

Pilot (2017 Museum gallery)

Once the White Ninja, Zane is an intelligent and powerful nindroid (ninja robot) that fills the role of the computer intelligence in the group. He was created by the Tinkerer, Dr. Julien, to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Dedicated to the qualities of peace, freedom and courage, this rational ninja is brave, caring and has a big heart…even though he doesn’t have one!

Before Wu brought the ninja together, Zane lived the life of a loner, thinking himself a flesh and blood orphan. He finds being part of a big group of different personalities tricky, but overcomes it with humour and a little help from his friends.

Season 1 (2017 Museum gallery)

At the start, this stoic intellectual feels different from the others but doesn’t know why. An orphan with a mysterious past, he will go to the ends of NINJAGO to answer the age-old question, “Who am I?” Zane will discover he’s more different than he thought, but learns that being unique only makes you more special.

Season 2 (2017 Museum gallery)

Having discovered that he’s a Nindroid, Zane struggles to accept that he’ll always be different from others. But along the journey, Zane will come to another startling discovery that will make him whole again.

Season 3 (2017 Museum gallery)

The changes in New NINJAGO City and the visit to Borg Tower serve to point out to Zane just how outdated his programming has become. But instead of feeling like a relic, his relationship with Cyrus Borg’s highly advanced android assistant, P.I.X.A.L., leads Zane to make contact with his essential “humanity” and discover that he is more than just the sum of his mechanical parts. In the end, he sacrifices himself in the battle against the Golden Master.

Season 4 (2017 Museum gallery)

When Zane sacrificed himself to stop the Golden Master, the power of the Golden Weapons unlocked new abilities within him, revealing a layer of titanium. The immense energy surge destroyed parts of him and caused Zane to vanish into the Digiverse. Only Pixal was aware of Zane’s digital presence – or so she thought. Before anyone found out, she and Zane were gone. Zane wakes up in chains on Chen’s Island, unaware of how he got there. He has to learn the truth about himself, in that he has become the Titanium Ninja. What new powers does he have? What new fears must he overcome? Though Zane 2.0 is rebuilt stronger, his insecurities have increased tenfold. In order to make the team whole, he’ll need to go on a personal journey of self-discovery to define who he truly is and face his fears.

Season 5 (2017 Museum gallery)

The Titanium Ninja thought that his transformations were over, but a swinging pillar in the City of Stiix damages his communication circuits, leaving Zane with some new voices. Now he sounds loud, annoying and, after Jay tries to fix him, a little bit like a pirate!

Season 6 (2017 Museum gallery)

Zane is the ninja least affected by the group’s sudden celebrity, as he’s a Nindroid and they don’t care about fame. But that doesn’t mean he’s without feelings, and these make him vulnerable when Nadakhan threatens P.I.X.A.L. Zane thinks he can trick the Djinn, but he is too cunning, and the Nindroid has to wish “it all to go away” to save his friend, trapping himself in the Djinn Blade.

Season 7 (2017 Museum gallery)

Zane is knocked offline during an early battle against the Vermillion Warriors. He is eventually rebooted, but doesn’t quite function properly. For one thing, he babbles a string of nonsense words and numbers – numbers he will later discover are key to shutting down the time machine. Even worse, the reboot has caused Zane to lose Pixal, so now he must rediscover how to rely only on himself to be an effective ninja. Eventually Zane resigns himself to this fact and helps lead the rescue of Cyrus Borg.


Zane is the Ninja of Ice.

He was known in his village for being able to sit at the bottom of a freezing lake for an incredibly long time (something it turns out he was able to do because he is a robot).

Although being a machine has not changed his friendships with his teammates, it does sometimes make him feel different and a little lonely.

Zane’s blueprints end up being used to create the Nindroid army, which inspires him to fight this new foe even harder.

While still very logical and practical, meeting P.I.X.A.L. causes him to feel all new emotions.

Sons of Garmadon

Once the White Ninja, Zane is an intelligent and powerful Nindroid (ninja robot) that fills the role of the computer intelligence in the group. He was created by the Tinkerer, Dr. Julien, to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Dedicated to the qualities of peace, freedom and courage, this rational ninja is brave, caring and has a big heart … even though he doesn’t have one!


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot Episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: The Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Dark Island Trilogy

Video Games


  • According to show creator Tommy Andreasen, Zane's surname may be "Julien" like his father, but it is unconfirmed.[2]
  • He was the first Ninja to reach his True Potential.
  • Zane has a sixth sense, which has manifested in clairvoyance and an uncanny ability to sense what others cannot. He also was able to communicate with the Falcon and detect its presence, though this may be related to their similar origins.
  • He is the only NRG Ninja released at a later date than the rest of the set.
  • Zane appears to have a fear of living food, as shown in the episode "All of Nothing."
  • After his supposed death, Zane came back as the Titanium Ninja. This is what Cyrus Borg referred to him as at his funeral, and how he was represented in the memorial statue made by the inventor.
  • Zane was not truly destroyed when he sacrificed himself to defeat the Overlord. Though his original body was completely obliterated by the power of the Golden Armor, his spirit managed to transfer itself into Cyrus Borg's computer system. Thus he was able to rebuild a new body for himself.
  • At Zane's funeral, Cyrus had said that he was a perfect balance between humans and technology.
  • It's currently unclear how Zane can technically be a descendent of an Elemental Master, despite being a robot. It may have something to do with that Zane being special because of his power source or perhaps Dr. Julien is a descendant of the Ice Elemental Master and since Zane is technically his son, he is considered to be one as well.
    • It will be revealed in Season 8 of how Zane obtained his powers.
    • Dan and Kevin Hageman have revealed that the explaination is borrowed from a fan's idea.
  • There is a another version of him called Echo Zane. He was created by Dr. Julien to replace Zane after he was left in the Lighthouse Prison. Echo Zane aided Nya and Jay in defending Dr. Julien's former home tower from Nadakhan. He is rusty and falls apart easily.
  • He is the first Ninja to use Spinjitzu after he learned Airjitzu (in "Grave Danger").
  • Since Jay's wish in "The Way Back" brought the Ninja back in time to before Zane met Echo Zane, he has presumably no memory of meeting him or knowledge of his existence.
    • It is possible Zane may have residual memories like Jay, Lloyd, and Nya.
  • Zane and the other Ninja (except Nya) can only harness their elemental powers by being dependent on Lloyd. This is due to Lloyd splitting his Golden Power between them to restore their powers.
  • The name of Zane's actor in the non-canon blooper reel is "Zane Roberts."
  • After becoming the Titanium Ninja, Zane is shown to have a few strengths; however, he also has many weaknesses. These include having language problems if getting hit too hard on the head, getting hacked, getting knocked unconscious, and being able to be shocked due to titanium being a metal, which is a conductor of electricity.
  • Zane is somehow capable of keeping his shurikens hidden in him.
  • Zane went undercover as the Snake Jaguar in Season 8.


LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

LEGO Dimensions




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

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