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A Team Divided is a Ninjago book released on December 30, 2014. It is the sixth installment of the Ninjago chapter book series. The book covers the events taking place between "The Titanium Ninja" and "The Invitation."


Following Kai's speech in front of the Titanium Ninja statue, built out of Zane's honor, the Ninja decide to have dinner at Chen's Noodle House. However, tension arises between Jay and Cole over Nya, and in their ensuing skirmish, the Ninja are kicked out. In their anger, the ninja split up, leaving Lloyd and Nya together to recuperate.

Wandering off to the rebuilding New Ninjago City, Lloyd decides to pay Cyrus Borg a visit, helping him deal with a malfunctioning hologram training system. To his dismay, Cyrus suggests inviting the rest of the ninja to try it out, leading Lloyd to realize he no longer knew where his friends were at. Meanwhile, Jay, walking across the Sea of Sand, arrives home at Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk, where he decides to participate in a competition, where competitors build robots in the junkyard and pit them together. To his dismay, his mechanical T-rex, Ninjasaur, is easily destroyed by Suzie Wheeler and her robot Mr. Peepers, who uses its speed and agility to its advantage.

Kai decides to find work at the Heart of Steel Foundry, only to be nearly knocked into a vat of molten metal by a careless worker. In response, the worker, dubbed the 'Big Guy' by Kai, challenges him to a hot sauce drinking competition. Kai narrowly wins, and in the process unleashes a blast of fire from his mouth, scorching the 'Big Guy' bald. Before the 'Big Guy' can start a fight, Kai leaves, wanting to keep a sense of honor.

Elsewhere, Cole decides to have a picnic to himself with his peanut-butter and broccoli sandwich, only to have it stolen by a squirrel and be harassed by several of the forest animals. To add insult to injury, the squirrel promptly rejects his sandwich after tasting it, throwing it back at him.

Jay, depressed, stays home to watch TV, where Ed introduces him to his favorite show, Most Ultimate Extreme Ninja Challenge Ever, hosted by Fred Finely and the producer, Rachel Sparrow. Intrigued, Jay decides to participate, easily winning the crowd over; however, due to his status as a ninja, he's forced to face a more advanced version of the Gauntlet of Humility. Meanwhile, Kai heads back to Wu's Academy and taking his sister's advice to cool down literally, heads to the ice rink to become a worker.

Landing a job as a Rambooni driver, Kai initially enjoys his job, only to encounter a group of children celebrating a boy's birthday, his father included. Although the children obey the rules and leave the ice rink for Kai to clean, the father fails to comply, prompting Kai to exit the Rambooni and confront the man, who, to his horror, is the 'Big Guy'. Even as the 'Big Guy' angrily confronts Kai, the Rambooni, its brakes not turned on, drives forward and smashes the child's birthday presents and cake. Furious, the 'Big Guy' challenges Kai to a fight at Yang Tavern.

Cole, finishing his lunch, decides to venture into the woods, named Blackwood Forest, and discovers several lumberjacks working. Deciding to take work, Cole also substitutes for the chef, though he discovers that, to his dismay, the workers are only interested in finishing their jobs and care little for interaction.

At the Gauntlet of Humility, Jay initially succeeds, only to fall into a vat of chocolate pudding, drenching Fred Finely. Jay, taking his loss with grace, once more wins the adoration of the crowd. Finely, angered by being covered in the mess, promptly quits, and Rachel offers Jay a position as a host due to his charisma, which he readily agrees to.

Arriving at Yang Tavern, Kai discovers the Slither Pit matches ensuing, often participated by Skulkin, Serpentine, and various other lowlifes. The Big Guy, revealing his name as Big Dan, fights Kai, who uses the Art of the Silent Fist to subdue his opponent. Before Kai can leave, he is quickly challenged by Zoltar and intrigued by the fights, ultimately decides to continue participating under the name of the Red Shogun.

Sometime later, a depressed Lloyd, watching TV, is scolded by Garmadon for his lackluster lifestyle. However, upon seeing Jay hosting Most Ultimate Extreme Ninja Challenge Ever, Lloyd becomes motivated to find the rest of the ninja. With Nya's help, he learns of rumors of a fire-wielding "Red Shogun" fighting in Yang Tavern, and with the help of a hound tracks Cole's scent to Blackwood Forest. Ecstatic, Lloyd makes plans to reunite the team the next day once he helps Cyrus Borg with his hologram inventions.


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  • Nothing in the book directly contradicts the canon of the series, though it does contain a few minor errors.
  • Like The New Ninja, this book takes place between seasons, in contrast to some other books which take place within the events of an episode.


  • It's stated that the crowd "solemnly applauded" as Kai finished his speech from "The Titanium Ninja," but this was not present in the episode. Additionally, it's stated in the book that Nya walked up to the statue after the others, even though in the episode, she walked up at the same time as the others.
  • It's stated that Nya and Jay never went on a date back in the day, but they went on a date (albeit an interrupted one) in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and were pictured on another in "Return of the Overlord."
  • Ed tells Jay he is sorry to hear about Zane, implying he hasn't seen Jay since or further acknowledged Zane's death even though Ed and Edna attended Zane's funeral in "The Titanium Ninja."
  • Kai remembers the Art of the Silent Fist as Wu's lesson, not Garmadon's.
  • Referencing Kai's dose of Venomari venom in "Can of Worms," it's stated that "everyone he saw looked like a gingerbread man or woman," even though elves were present in his hallucination as well.

Ultimate Guides

Official Guide · World of Ninjago: Official Guide · Secret World of the Ninja · The Book of Spinjitzu · The Making of the Movie · Lord Garmadon's Guide to World Domination · Garmadon Rulez! · The Book of Elemental Powers

Character Encyclopedias: Character Encyclopedia · Character Encyclopedia Updated and Expanded · Character Encyclopedia New Edition

Visual Dictionaries: The Visual Dictionary · Visual Dictionary New Edition

Chapter books

Kai: Ninja of Fire · Zane: Ninja of Ice · Cole: Ninja of Earth · Jay: Ninja of Lightning · Snake Attack! · A Team Divided · The Search for Zane · Breakout! · The New Ninja · Legend of the Brown Ninja · Pythor's Revenge · The LEGO Ninjago Movie Junior Novel · Brick Adventures (Brother/Sister Squad · School for Crooks · Fired Up! · Legends of the Ninja) · Spinjitzu Brothers (The Curse of the Cat-Eye Jewel · The Lair of Tanabrax · The Maze of the Sphinx · The Chroma's Clutches)


Way of the Ninja · Masters of Spinjitzu · The Golden Weapons · Rise of the Snakes · A Ninja's Path · Pirates vs. Ninja · The Green Ninja · Attack of the Nindroids · Techno Strike! · The Titanium Ninja · The Rescue Mission · Ninja vs. Ninja · Spy vs. Spy · The Quest for the Crystal · Return of the Djinn · Day of the Departed · Ninja in Action · Shark Attack! · Lloyd: A Hero's Journey · Mystery of the Masks · Epic Adventures · Lloyd vs. Lord Garmadon · How To Be A Ninja · Back in Action! · The Legend of Jay · Game Masters · Frenemies · The Uncharted Island · Island of Mystery! · Sneak Attack! · Mystery of the Lost Power

Graphic novels

The Challenge of Samukai · Mask of the Sensei · Rise of the Serpentine · Tomb of the Fangpyre · Kingdom of the Snakes · Warriors of Stone · Stone Cold · Destiny of Doom · Night of the Nindroids · Who is the Phantom Ninja? · Comet Crisis · Tournament of Elements · Ghost Ninja · From Ghosts to Pirates · The Untold Tales of Skybound · Dark Island Trilogy (Part 1 · Part 2 · Part 3) · Garmadon (Issue 1 · Issue 2 · Issue 3 · Issue 4 · Issue 5)

Activity books

The Chosen Four · Spinning Power · Ninja vs. Snakes Activity Books · Ninja vs. Nindroids · The Tournament of Elements · Spot the Samurai-Droid · The Way of the Ghost · Attack of the Sky Pirates · Choose Your Hero · Giant Ninja Activity Book · Book of Secrets · The Hands of Time · Book of Mazes · The Ultimate Ninja Training Manual · Lord Garmadon, Evil Dad · Garmadon Attack! · THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE: Official Annual 2018 · The Conqueror Garmadon's Activity Journal · Ninja vs. Dragon Hunters · Game Time! · Choose Your Ninja Mission · Golden Ninja · A Job for the Ninja · Sssnake Time · Ninja Style

Box Sets: LEGO Ninjago Spinjitzu Card Collection Holder · Brickmaster Ninjago (Fight the Power of the Snakes · Build Your Own Adventure · Build Your Own Adventure Greatest Ninja Battles) · Gift Set Box · Destiny's Bounty Adventure Box · Build and Stick: Dragons

Coloring Books: Fun to Colour · Fun to Color

Sticker books

Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! Sticker Activity · Lego® Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! · LEGO Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick!: Sticker Activity Book · Lego Ninjago: Ready, Steady, Stick! · THE LEGO® NINJAGO MOVIE: Ready Steady Stick! · LEGO Ninjago Ultimate Sticker Collection · Ultimate Sticker Collection: The LEGO Ninjago Movie · Ready and Waiting: Sticker Activity Challenges

LEGO Club Magazine

Mid-Air Mayhem! · Ninja Ambush! · You Just Can't Get Good Help! · Race for the Masks! · Danger: Dieselnaut! · Golden Days · Aspheera Rises! · The Search for Zane · Race to Danger! · Into the Storm! · All Tied Up! · A Ninja Sharpens Ninja!

Ninjago Magazine

Main series:
Tournament of Elements: 1. Meet the Ninja · 2. Top Secrets Revealed · 3. Prepare for Danger · 4. Issue 4
Possession: 5. Packed with Ninja Fun! · 6. Full of Ninja Action! · 7. Ghost Alert! · 8. Ghost Attack · 9. Who's Scared of Ghosts?
Skybound: 10. Monster Attack · 11. Beware the Sky Pirates! · 12. Ninja in Danger! · 13. Pirate Attack! · 14. Ninja Explosion! · 15. Take the Spinjitzu Challenge · 16. Meet the New Ninja · 17. Issue 17 · 18. Issue 18 · 19. Ninja Beware! · 20. Top Secret!
The Hands of Time: 21. Dojo Danger · 22. Kapow! · 23. Snake Battle! · 24. Battle for Zane! · 25. Ninjago City in Danger! · 26. A Date with Destiny · 27. Desert Duel! · 28. Rogue Ninja! · 29. Boom! · 30. Techno Clash · 31. Issue 31 · 32. Rock Solid!
Sons of Garmadon: 33. Green Ninja · 34. Issue 34 · 35. Biker Battle in the City · 36. Attack of the Jungle Monster · 37. Battle of the Beasts and Bikers! · 38. Garmadon is Back for Evil!
Hunted: 39. The Ninja Heroes are Missing! · 40. Issue 40 · 41. Ice Blast! · 42. Dragon Race! · 43. Secret Mission · 44. Ninja vs. Garmadon
March of the Oni: 45. Return of the Dragons! · 46. Green Ninja to the Rescue! · 47 Jailbreak! · 48. Lost Dragons! · 49. Battle Ready! · 50. Battle! · 51. Ninja vs. Oni
Secrets of Forbidden Spinjitzu: 52. A New Adventure! · 53. Beware! · 54. Issue 54 · 55. Blazing Battle! · 56. Desert Showdown with Pyro Vipers! · 57. Showdown! · 58. Samurai Storm!
Prime Empire: 59. High Speed! · 60. Games Masters · 61. Game Over · 62. Secret Mission · 63. Speed Demons! · 64. Final Battle!
Master of the Mountain: 65. Shintaro! Secrets Revealed! · 66. Dungeon Monsters! · 67. Monstrous Mission! · 68. Ninja Legend! · 69. Yikes! · 70. Invincible Beast · 71. Ship Wrecked!
The Island: 72. Full Speed Ahead! · 73. Jailbreak! · 74. Island Attack! · 75. Ocean Race! · 76. Hunted! · 77. Island Challenge! · 78. Jungle Warrior!
Seabound: 79. Sea Monsters! · 80. Father vs Son! · 81. Mech vs Monster! · 82. Ocean Beasts! · 83. Ocean Escape! · 84. Ocean Invaders! · 85. Can Jay Save Nya? · 86. Monster Panic!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie: The Biggest Ninja Mission of all Time!

Ninjago: Legacy: 1. Golden Ninja! · 2. Snake Attack! · 3. No Fear! · 4. Mega Missions! · 5. Dojo Danger! · 6. Evil Invaders! · 7. Mighty Mechs! · 8. Earth Ninja! · 9. Garmadon Attacks! · 10. Snake Suprise! · 11. Ghost Attack!

Miscellaneous: Ninjago Magazine 1 · Ninjago Magazine 2

Online Readings

Way of the Departed · The Splinter in the Blind Man's Eye · Amber Spiral


The Way of Ninjago · LEGO LEGO Let's LEGO Ninjago!!