“Boreal. It did, but it didn't destroy me. It brought me here, a prize for its master.”
Kataru to Lloyd in "A Fragile Hope"

Boreal was Zane's loyal dragon. He was made of pure Ice and was created by Zane sometime after he took over the Never-Realm. He was also the fearsome and dreaded ice dragon that was guarding the Castle of Ice. Zane used him to freeze the Village of the Formlings and the Great Lake. He attacked the Ninja while they went to rescue Lloyd, and was eventually disintegrated by Kai, who regained his True Potential.

History

Wasted True Potential

Zane saw the dragon in his vision, where he froze the Great Lake and the other Ninja.

The Belly of the Beast

Zane saw Boreal in his vision once again.

Creation

At some point after Vex convinced Zane he was the Ice Emperor, Boreal was created by the master of Ice and it became his loyal dragon.

The Last of the Formlings (Flashback)

After the Formlings refused to align with Vex, he persuaded Zane to attack the village. Zane ordered Boreal to freeze the village, leaving most of the villagers frozen. The lone survivor, Akita, had watched in horror and attempted to attack Zane and Vex but Boreal impeded her. The ice dragon attempted to attack her though she was saved by her brother Kataru who clawed the dragon's wings. However, Kataru was captured in the process, as a prize from the attack. After seeing the villains leave, Akita swore revenge on them.

Secret of the Wolf

Zane chooses to release Boreal to attack Great Lake. Once the dragon awakens from the taps of Zane's Scepter, the beast emerges and flies out to Great Lake.

My Enemy, My Friend

Boreal flew by the mountains and headed for the Great Lake, with the Ninja and Krag catching sight of it. Boreal headed to the village, where it proceeded to freeze a majority of the Ice Fishers. Kai tried to hold off the beast, though he was unable to stand a chance. Boreal ended up freezing the entire village, leaving the Ninja horrified. Boreal later made its way to the Castle of Ice. Along the way, he encountered Lloyd, and they battled. Akita tried to help but was knocked aside by Boreal. The Ice Dragon ended up destroying the Titan Mech. As Boreal moved to finish Lloyd, Vex contacted him and told him to spare the weakened Ninja. He commanded Boreal to take Lloyd to the palace and he was brought before the Emperor and learned the identity of the Ice Emperor as Zane.

Once and for All

Boreal was sleeping outside of the castle when he was awakened by the Land Bounty. He pursued after the Ninja, tearing the Bounty piece by piece. Boreal chased down the Ninja until Nya whipped the Bounty around and rammed it into his throat, cutting his power out. They tumbled down until they came to a stop where Boreal was left unconscious, crushed under the Bounty.

Awakenings

After Boreal was crushed by the Land Bounty, Nya realized that the Dragon was made by an Elemental Master of Ice and deduces that Zane was the Ice Emperor all along. She, along with the Ninja, realized the danger that Lloyd was in that he went to find Zane and wanted to warn him.

However, Boreal recovered and attacked them and shrugged off any attack from them. Kai lost his patience with him and regained his power, which was strong enough to launch a fire blast at him, countering Boreal's ice blast. Writhing in pain, Boreal soon melted into water.

Appearances

Sets

LEGO Ninjago

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Trivia

  • Boreal means the "north or the northern regions."
    • It also relates to the climatic zone south of the Arctic.
  • Boreal was Zane's third dragon.
  • Boreal was the one that recovered Kataru as a prize for Zane.
  • Boreal was revealed to have been created by Zane with his powers in "Awakenings."
    • He was also revealed to be made out of Ice on LEGO.com.
  • Some of the sounds Boreal makes are the same sounds used for the Tyrannosaur Buck from The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
  • He is the fourth villainous dragon in the series. His predecessors are the Nindroid MechDragon, the Morro Dragon, and the Ghost Dragons.
    • He is the first villainous dragon that doesn't have the word "dragon" in its name.
  • Despite barely being referred to as male in the series, Boreal was confirmed to be male by Nya and Jay in "Once and for All" and the synopsis of "My Enemy, My Friend."
  • He is referred to as the Forbidden Ice Dragon in the description for 70678 Castle of the Forsaken Emperor[1], the Visual Dictionary New Edition, and the synopsis of "Secret of the Wolf."

Gallery

Promotional Media

In LEGO Ninjago

References

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane · Nya
Allies: P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Skylor · Ronin · Cyrus Borg · Falcon
Former Members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Mini Snakes: Golden Viper · Hypno Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai Serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout

Nindroids

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Drone · Nindroid Warriors · Min-Droid

Anacondrai warriors

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Eyezor · Zugu · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former Members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Cole's Grandfather · Griffin Turner's Grandparent · Jay's Mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's Mother

Ghost Warriors

Leaders: The Preeminent · Morro
Weapon Masters: Bow Master Soul Archer · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Chain Master Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Members: Delara · Squiffy

Ninjago Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Policeman · Night Watchman

Temple of Airjitzu ghosts

Leader: Master Yang
Yang's Students: Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Machia · Raggmunk · Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Killow · Ultra Violet · Mr. E · Colossus · Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"

Ninjago Royal House

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former Members: Iron Baron

Oni

Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo V · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Formlings

Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former Members: Clutch Powers

Prime Empire gamers/AI

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's Army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Sushi Waitress · Sushimi's Sushi Chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · The Mechanic's Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Ritchie · Richie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Ritchie · Richie

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries

Geckles

Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Other groups/sub-groups

Androids · The Royal Blacksmiths · Treble Makers · Spin Harmony · Elemental Alliance · Marooned Ninja · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · Avatars · Fast Chickens

Families

Cole's Family · Jay's Family · Kai and Nya's Family · Lloyd's Family · Skylor's Family · Zane's Family

Non-canon

Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Gahrann the Dreamer · Gary · Genn · Hibiki · Jesper · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Grundals · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster Sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Wallopers · Yeti
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon

Other

Bizarro ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane
Announcer · Auto · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Brad Tudabone · Cathy · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Cook · Cragger · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Grimfax's Advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Mother · Harumi's Father · Jake · Jamanakai Villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Dr. Julien · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lou · Michael Kramer · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mystake · Museum Curator · Nadakhan's Mother · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago Soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Rice Farmers · Robot dogs · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Sally · Security guards · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Tai-D · Talent Show Judges · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira · Dr. Yost


Animals

Species

Alien parasites · Bonepickers · Chickens · Dire Bats · Dragons · Electrocobrai · Fangfish · Giant spiders · Grundals · Lava Monsters · Minos · Mud newt · Purple bog frogs · Ravtures · Sand eels · Slugs · Spykor · Starteeth · Stone turtles · Swamp Rats · Tiger Widows · Treehorns · Vastodectrus Venemous · Venomasicus Tigrus · Wallopers

Individual animals

Adam · Boreal · Chompy · Crabby · Earth Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Guide Parrot · Grief-Bringer · Ice Bird · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Jungle Dragon · Lightning Dragon · Mister Whiskers · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Slab · Snickers · Stone Hawk · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · The Leviathan · Treehorn Queen · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wu's Chicken · Zane's Mino

Ninjago Wildlife (LEGO.com)

Ash Bats · Bongo Tigers · Boogie-Woogie Bears · Burning Snakes · Burnt Fish · Chewie Goats · Dark Condors · Floating Cougars · Frozen Owls · Hot Air Baboons · Iceberg Whales · Lazy Bugs · Light Condors · Molten Moles · Ninja Bunnies · Ninja Squirrels · Ninja Tortoises · Polar Ice Bears · Rockslide Bats · Underworld's Boney Creatures · Wicked Spiders

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