Cecil Putnam is a manager of the Explorer's Club.
Cecil personally calls Clutch Powers, telling him that his membership has been revoked because he hasn't explored anything in over 10 years. Clutch then tells him that he has stumbled upon a pyramid, and hangs up.
Cecil was by the reception desk when Lloyd, Zane, and Nya arrive, requesting a Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. He refuses to give it to them because they are not members and throws them out. Zane, disguised as Clutch, attempted to get Cecil to hand him the scroll, but he tells him that his membership has been suspended. Later, the three ninja break in through the ventilation, unintentionally disturbing a meeting before Cecil and a group of guards came in to grab them. They escape, quickly heading into the artifact storage room. Once the three ninja were in the storage room where rare bugs were, Cecil and the guards attempted to capture them but were distracted by some Venomasicus Tigrus wasps that Nya accidentally released, but Cecil managed to get through them and tried to attack them with a blowpipe, but the dart ricochets off Zane and hits a nearby cage containing Vastodectrus Venemous, providing a distraction for the ninja to steal the scroll, leaving Cecil and the other members no choice but to watch them leave while the Venomasicus Tigrus wasps kept attacking them.
Cecil arrives at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, carrying Misako's files to give to Lloyd, proclaiming her membership has been revoked since she has gone missing on an uncharted island with Wu and Clutch Powers, which lead to the ninja heading there to find her.
Cecil greets Misako and Wu states they must enter as it is an emergency, but Cecil denies them entry as they lack membership. Misako then invokes a Trial By Sphinx and Cecil summons it. After Kai gets the question correct, he lets them in.
Cecil Putnam was present at Nya's memorial in the Monastery of Spinjitzu.
Cecil wears reading glasses as well as a light brown suit with a brown vest and a matching striped bow tie, as well as a white shirt. His Explorer's Club pin hangs on the left side of his blazer.
Cecil appears to be oblivious about situations in Ninjago City, or just doesn't seem to care at all, thus making him very selfish and self-centered. He also seems to have some form of a grudge against Clutch Powers, as he seemed to take joy in reminding "Clutch" that his membership had been revoked. He also doesn't seem to express sympathy for members who end up lost as he cares more about the club. As when he returns Misako's belongings to the monestary upon believing that she had perished while traveling with Wu and Clutch to the island, he did not sympathize with the fact that she could be dead and instead tells the ninja that the club would pull through.
He is also very committed to the rules of his club, and will not allow any non-members to enter the club unless they invoke the Trial By Sphinx, although he is still very disgusted. However, he still seems to be able to at least appreciate someone other than himself, as he came to Nya's memorial and honored her memory, despite his previous disputes with the ninja.
- 161. "Uncharted"
- 75. Ocean Race!
Behind the scenes
- He uses the same hairpiece as Dan Vaapit in gray, originally used on Superman from LEGO's DC Super Heroes theme.
- Interestingly, although he is the manager of the Explorer's Club, he also has the task of bringing the files of the lost members to their family. However, this may be only the case of Misako.
- He is similar to Wu, as they are both older men who are often seen drinking tea and have the same voice actor.