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This article is about a subject that is relevant to the storyline of both the LEGO Ninjago TV series and the LEGO Movie franchise. Information may be more directed toward one continuity than the other.

The bo staff[1] (also known as Really Big Stick, Nin-Jô, and Glorious Earthbound Staff[2]) is weapon commonly used by Master Wu, but Master Garmadon, Hutchins, and others use it as well. It is a simple brown staff.

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History

Way of the Ninja

Master Wu uses the staff to attack Samukai and save Kai. He later used it to activate the training course in the monastery.

The Titanium Ninja

Wu used his staff to "thread the needle" to get the shrinking pill to The Overlord. However, this plan failed as Pythor ate it instead.

Winds of Change

After possessing Lloyd, Morro goes to Steep Wisdom tea shop looking for Master Wu and the Staff. After a battle between the ninja and Wu, the staff is dropped over some dust, revealing the engraved symbols. Both Wu and Morro are surprised at this, and the struggle continues. Master Wu manages to retrieve the staff, and he, the ninja, and Nya escape on the Destiny's Bounty.

Ghost Story

Morro chases the Destiny's Bounty on his Dragon to get the staff back. He lands on the ship and attacks the ninja. While Jay, Cole, and Nya (as Samurai X) try to fend him off, Wu, Kai, and Zane brought it to their quarters in an attempt to print the symbols on parchment paper. However, despite their efforts, Morro gains the staff and flies it away. Luckily, Wu managed to make an imprint of the message before giving up the staff, which is later deciphered by Misako, who reveals that the first symbol means "Airjitzu."

Later that night, Morro walks into a bar, where he lays out the staff on some chalk, revealing the symbols. He then summons Wrayth, who may have helped him figure out the first symbol.

The Temple on Haunted Hill

Morro reviews the second symbol on the staff, and summons Ghoultar and Bansha to help him decipher it.

Peak-a-Boo

After learning Airjitzu, the ninja draw their attention to the second clue, a sword in some clouds , which is revealed to be the Sword of Sanctuary.

The Crooked Path

The ninja see that the last symbol refers to the First Spinjitzu Master's tomb.

Grave Danger

The ninja, Morro, and his Ghost Warriors go to the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master. After the ninja complete the first challenge, the second challenge appears to be to obtain the First Spinjitzu Master's other staff. They try extremely hard to get it but no matter how hard they try, it is impossible. Then Cole realizes that they have to think about the clue, "A Spinjitzu Master cannot," meaning that since they are all Spinjitzu Masters, they were never meant to get the staff.

Appearance

Bo staff is a sand-brown bamboo staff with a slightly enlarged section near one end. Since Season 11, Wu has been using a new staff that is made of a different darker wood, it has not enlarged one end and there is a white fabric in the middle of the staff for a more comfortable grip. There are notches around the perimeter at both ends of the staff.

In the sets, the staff is brown without an enlarged one end, although on one side of the staff is a thicker part. In 71702 Golden Mech, the staff is sand-brown color to look more like its counterpart in the show.

Techno Wu uses bo staff made of black wood or metal with red markings.

LEGO.com descriptions

2011

When you don't have the words, use a Really Big stick to get your point across. It may not be pretty, but - POW - it works. It's very effective, 'cause no one likes to get hit with a Really Big Stick.[link unavailable]

2012

Some weapons just never go out of style. Sensei Wu swears by the ancient Nin-jô. Simple and classic, this staff knows no limits in the hands of the trained Ninja.[link unavailable]

Variants

Appearances

Sets

The LEGO Ninjago Movie sets

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Wu's Teas

  • 1. "Secret Teas" (non-canon)
  • 2. "Spinny Signs" (non-canon)
  • 4. "Music Night part 2" (non-canon)
  • 7. "Inspection Day" (non-canon)
  • 8. "Panda-monium" (non-canon)
  • 11. "Mystery Dust" (non-canon)
  • 14. "Lloyd's Late" (non-canon)
  • 15. "Steep Surveillance" (non-canon)
  • 17. "Nya's Mural" (painting; non-canon)
  • 19. "The Taste Test" (non-canon)
  • 20. "A Beautiful Friendship" (non-canon)

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Movies

Video games

Trivia

  • A bo staff comes with Master Garmadon in the Ninja DBX set, but he is never seen in the carrying one in Season 4. He also wields one in the Monastery Mural.
  • A bo staff is also used in The LEGO Ninjago Movie where it also serves as a flute.
  • Although originally designed as a weapon, it is sometimes used as a walking stick.
  • In 71702 Golden Mech, bo staff is a sand-brown color that more closely matches its counterpart in the show where it's a bamboo staff. In all other sets, however, the staff is of the usual brown color, even in later sets.
  • At Monastery Mural, Garmadon's staff is the same as in the sets, although his staff is bamboo staff in the show.
    • However, during the duel of Garmadon and Wu in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", Garmadon used the staff that is included in the sets.
  • In Season 11, Wu turns out to have at least three spare staffs.[4]
  • In 71718 Wu's Battle Dragon, the staff is changed to consist of two short sticks that are connected by a gun-metal handle. This staff probably represents Wu's staff from Season 11, although the handle is gun-metal and not white.
  • A bo staff is available in brown, sand-brown, black, white and gold color.
  • A bo staff is the name of the same staff in real life.
  • In "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago" baby Wu uses a small bo staff as reference to his older counterpart.
  • According to the Character Encyclopedia New Edition, the staff appeared in more than 800 LEGO sets.
  • As shown in The Island, Wu can place his staff under the cape on his back, just as the ninja can place weapons on their backs.
  • According to Ninjago Magazine,[5] Wu upgraded his staff in the Realm of Oni and Dragons by adding gold handles and dragon teeth. This staff never appeared in the show, but appears in 891945 Young Wu.

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Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

In The LEGO Ninjago Movie

References

Weapons
Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Major ninja weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime controllers

Jadeblade Weapons

Jadeblade Double-Bladed Sword · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Obsidian Weapons

Obsidian Glaive · Obsidian Nunchucks · Obsidian Sais · Obsidian Scythe · Obsidian Sword

Ninja weapons

Types of weapons: Bo staff · Bowie Knives · Butterfly Sword · Crossbow · Golden blade · Hammer · Katana · (Golden · Silver · Black) · Ninja Bow · Nunchucks · Sai · Scimitar · Scythe · Shield · Shurikens · Spear · Spike blade
Individual weapons: Staff of the First Spinjitzu Master · Nya's fan · Explosive shurikens · Elemental ice shurikens · Cole's hammer · Cole's golden hammer · Jay's spiked flail · Jay's golden kusarigama · Zane's bow · Kai's Twin Katanas · Lloyd's sword · Lloyd's golden sword · Nya's spear · Nya's golden spear · Zane's golden shurikens · Kai's golden katana
Sets only: Blacksmith's Hammer · Double-Bladed Dagger · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · The Icicle · Spear of Fire · Golden Point · Super Bolt · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe

Skulkin weapons

Silver Battle Mace · Dagger · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins · Warlord's Cutlass
Axes: Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Dark Axe · Grim Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Bone Axe

Serpentine weapons

Serpentine Staffs: Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff
Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Bladed Axe · Double-Sided Axe
Mini-snakes: Hypno Viper · Golden Viper · Sly Viper · Red Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Purple Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Blue Viper

Anacondrai warrior weapons

Anacondrai Blades · Anacondrai spears · Chain bola · Crossbow ballista · Staff of Elements · Tan Dark Blade

Ghost Warriors weapons

Ghost Blades · Soul Archer's bow

Dragon Hunter weapons

Chain Rifles · Iron Baron's staff

Oni weapons

Omega's staff

Pyro Viper weapons

Aspheera's staff · Char's snake scepter · Scimitar

Blizzard Samurai weapons

Zane's scepter

Unagami's Army weapons

Unagami's spear

Keepers weapons

Lightning staff

Other weapons

Staff of Nature · Sword of Sanctuary · Djinn Blade · Yin Blade · Departed Blades · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Vermillion sword · Garmadon's Club · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon · Dragon Blade · Destruction daggers · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Blades of Deliverance (Ivory · Shadow) · Korgran's Axe

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