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“Because of your friends, you have done what we never could: united the Serpentine and your kind as one. Because of you, the balance is restored. And because of your father, our spirits can be free. You will have our eternal respect as the greatest warriors to ever battle for Ninjago.”
— Arcturus to Lloyd in "The Corridor of Elders"

General Arcturus was one of the Anacondrai generals during the Serpentine War. Arcturus and the other generals led his kind into battle during this conflict, winning various battles, such as the battles in Jamanakai Village and Birchwood Forest. He proved relentless in his efforts to conquer Ninjago and defeat the Elemental Alliance until his adversaries found that the Sacred Flutes could hypnotize the Serpentine. As such, Arcturus' army was defeated and sealed away in various tombs, with his own kind winding up in a fang-shaped tomb in the Sea of Sand. Along with his fellow generals, Arcturus was found guilty of war crimes and banished to the Cursed Realm. Despite this, Arcturus' reputation was great enough that a celestial zodiac was named after him.

During the Second Serpentine War, Master Chen transformed his followers into fake Anacondrai, even going so far as to use Pythor to make the transformation permanent. Knowing that Arcturus and the generals wouldn't stand for Chen's actions, Pythor proposed releasing the spirits of the Anacondrai generals to curse Chen's army. However, this could only be done if the person who cursed them, Garmadon, sacrificed himself to take their place. Garmadon chose to do so with help from his son, Lloyd. Freeing Arcturus and the generals; they proceeded to curse Chen's army, with Arcturus personally denouncing Chen before banishing him himself. Arcturus then commended Pythor for his bravery by restoring him to his normal size and thanking Lloyd for restoring peace between humans and Serpentine. He proceeded to the Departed Realm with his fellow generals.

History

Spellbound (flashback)

Arcturus was a general of the Anacondrai during a time in history when tensions were high between man and Serpentine. Upon hearing from Chen that the humans were planning for war, Arcturus believed they had no choice but to attack. He led the Anacondrai to victory in taking Jamanakai Village, thus starting the First Serpentine War. An alliance of Elemental Masters drove the Serpentine back to Birchwood Forest, but they soon countered with the aid of Master Chen and his Anacondrai warriors. Eventually, the alliance managed to defeat the Serpentine armies using the Sacred Flutes, sealing most of them away in underground tombs. However, Arcturus and the other Anacondrai generals were put on trial. Though they pleaded for mercy, Garmadon refused and banished them to the Cursed Realm.

The Corridor of Elders

During the Second Serpentine War, Garmadon soon learned that Chen deliberately played both the Serpentine and humans into attacking each other, and he was informed by Pythor that the only way to stop Chen and his army is to release the spirits of Arcturus and the other Anacondrai generals so that they can curse Chen and his army. Realizing his mistake of his refusal to listen to Arcturus, Garmadon agrees and sacrifices himself to the Curse Realm to release Arcturus and the generals, informing them of Chen's crimes.

Upon being freed, Arcturus and the generals confronted Chen, who tried to plead mercy by claiming that they were on the same team. However, finally aware of Chen's dishonest and treacherous nature, Arcturus refused by denouncing Chen as a liar, cheater, and impostor. Arcturus and the generals sent Chen and his followers to the Cursed Realm as punishment for their actions. Arcturus and the other generals thanked Garmadon's son Lloyd for bringing peace between humans and the Serpentine, even showing respect for Garmadon for his great sacrifice and restoring Pythor to his original size as a reward for his newfound courage and finally making them proud. Arcturus and the other generals soon headed to a portal to the Departed Realm, finally at peace.

Legacy

Decades after Arcturus's banishment, during the Nindroid crisis, Garmadon remembered facing Arcturus in battle, and Master Wu noted that a celestial zodiac had been named after him, but the two were unable to guess at the meaning behind the association of his name with the Overlord's project.

"Project: Arcturus" was eventually discovered to be a rocket named after the Serpentine general and a constellation with the same name, and the the Nindroids were located at Ouroboros, where the Serpentine used to study the stars. The rocket carried the Nindroids and the ninja into space, where the Overlord hoped to obtain the Mega Weapon.[1]

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Ninjago: Decoded

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Trivia

  • Arcturus is the only seen Anacondrai to have green eyes rather than red. The reason for this is unknown.
  • Arcturus appears to use the same torso print as the 2015 Pythor minifigure, only recolored in various areas.
  • While he was still alive, Arcturus had black and gold markings with a green gem on his head, like the other Anacondrai generals. As a spirit, however, Arcturus appears to have no markings on his head, while the other generals do.
  • Arcturus' name comes from a real star named Arcturus.
  • He is one of thirteen Serpentine whose name is mentioned in the show, the others being Skales, Pythor, Skales Jr., Clancee, Raggmunk, Blunck, Machia, Aspheera, CharAcidicus, and Mambo V.
  • He and the other cursed Anacondrai generals are the only known ghosts to display the abilities to curse mortals and making something (Pythor in this case) bigger/returning it to its original size.

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In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

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