|“He will send his samurai! They feel nothing, they fear nothing, they will come for you!”|
|— Sorla's warning to the Ninja|
The Blizzard Samurai, also known as the Ice Samurai, are a group of inhuman warriors who serve the Ice Emperor and are commanded by General Vex. They live in the Never-Realm and serve as the villainous faction of the second part of the eleventh season, the Ice Chapter. According to Akita, the Never-Realm was peaceful until they arrived. According to the LEGO Ninjago: Visual Dictionary New Edition, when they arrived in the Never-Realm, they made the winter in the realm harsher, colder, and eternal. They committed genocide against a group of Yetis with the only survivor being Krag.
Several decades before the events of the Ice Chapter, Zane was banished to the Never-Realm, where he was proclaimed the Ice Emperor and crushed anyone who opposed him with legions of Blizzard Samurai. The Blizzard Sword Masters and Archers were made out of Ice, while the Blizzard Warriors like Grimfax were humans corrupted with the power of Ice.
Zane briefly saw himself as the Ice Emperor on his throne during his dream.
The Blizzard Samurai attacked Great Lake, forcing the Ninja had to fight them. During the battle, the Ninja learned some members are corrupted humans while some are made of Ice. One Blizzard Warrior destroyed the sacred Fire and retreated with the remainder of the samurai.
All the Ninja except Lloyd stayed in Great Lake to help the citizens. Lloyd sneak through the mountains before being ambushed by the Blizzard Samurai. Lloyd is nearly frozen twice before shouting; causing the snow to fall on the Blizzard Samurai, and giving Lloyd a chance to escape. Meanwhile, Vex tries to get an unknown prisoner to join the Blizzard Samurai, but the prisoner refuses by throwing food at Vex.
The Samurai returns from their battle. Grimfax claims it was a success, but Vex shows him his crystal and states the Hearth Fire is still burning. He was surprised, but agreed to make up for it.
The Last of the Formlings (Flashback)
After Lloyd was defeated by Boreal, Vex had the samurai bring the Ninja before the Ice Emperor. Lloyd discovered that the villain was actually his friend, Zane, who was corrupted.
- Ice Emperor (leader)
- General Vex (second-in-command)
- Blizzard Warriors
- Blizzard Sword Masters
- Blizzard Archers
- 99. "Wasted True Potential" (dream)
- 114. "The Never-Realm"
- 115. "Fire Maker"
- 116. "An Unlikely Ally"
- 121. "Secret of The Wolf"
- 122. "The Last of the Formlings" (flashback)
- 123. "My Enemy, My Friend"
- The Blizzard Archers and Sword Masters are made of Ice, while the Blizzard Warriors are humans corrupted by it.