|“Where'd you guys come from?”|
Chima is a massive, floating continent hovering above an even larger world. Mostly comprised of jungles, swamps, and a few deserts, Chima is a generally warm and tropical place, with ice and snow being considered a phenomenon due to the warm climate.
In the middle of Chima is a floating mountain known as Mount Cavora, which is the source of Chi, a liquid energy that can be harnessed for a near-infinite amount of different uses. In the skies is the Mother Sun, a mysterious being whose actions led to the creation of the land. Located near a lake is a stone known as the Forever Rock, a former hiding place for one of the Fire Harnesses and above an entrance to one of the other Sixteen Realms.
- Mount Cavora
- Falling Leaves Forest
- Lion Temple
- Croc Swamp Hideout
- Eagle Spire
- Grand Arena
- Shadow Hills
- Forever Rock
- Falling Jungle
- Rhino Canyon
- Gorge of Eternal Depth
- Spiral Mountain
At an unknown point in time, Chima came into existence alongside the rest of the Sixteen Realms. Overlooked by the Mother Sun, the Mother Sun sent down the Phoenixes to help civilize the beings below, only for conflict to arise. Following a battle between the Phoenix and Hunter Tribes, an imperfect Great Ilumination created chi waters that led to the evolution of the rest of the tribes, who would be involved in multiple civil wars before finally attaining peace with a second, perfect Great Illumination.
While Morro and Lloyd traversed dimensions during their battle for the Realm Crystal, they landed atop Chima's Spiral Mountain where Laval, Cragger, and their friends were sitting. Laval inquired what they were doing there, but Morro ushered them away to another realm before the two could reply.
While trying to reach the Ninja in the Never-Realm, Wu and P.I.X.A.L. open a portal to Chima, unleashing a group of Beavers on them. They return to their home realm after P.I.X.A.L distracts them with a broken broom they want to fix.
- 54. "Curseworld, Part II"
- 124. "The Kaiju Protocol" (portal)
- LEGO Dimensions (non-canon)
- Chima is one of the Realms that does not have humans in it; instead, its inhabitants are anthropomorphic animals.
- The Mother Sun is similar to the Preeminent in that both are female deities that have an apparent control over their respective realms and are masters of a large group of beings with unique, distinct powers. Additionally, neither the Preeminent nor Mother Sun is seen talking within the show. It is possible that, like the Preeminent, the Mother Sun is the embodiment of Chima, or at least the alternate realm counterpart to the Preeminent.
- The footage of Chima seen in Ninjago is taken from "Ravens Vs. Eagles," the fifteenth episode of Legends of Chima.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the First Spinjitzu Master may have brought the Serpentine from Chima, but this is just mere speculation that hasn't yet been confirmed.