|“Look out, world, Kapau and Chope moving up the ranks.”|
|— Chope, "The Forgotten Element"|
Chope was one of Master Chen's Anacondrai warriors. Unlike most members of Chen's army, Chope and his best friend Kapau tended to get in a little mayhem with their tasks, though they dreamt of rising up the ranks of Chen's cult. In the midst of the Tournament of Elements, their loyalty to Chen grew, as they eventually captured Kai and Skylor and allowed for the transformation spell to be completed.
With Chen's army transformed in Anacondrai, Kapau and Chope set off to Kryptarium Prison to capture Pythor, the last of the Anacondrai, whose sweat could be used to make the transformation permanent. Kapau and Chope fought the ninja at the prison, eventually being aided by their fellow cultists, who captured Pythor. Chope joined the cultists as they set off to the Corridor of Elders to battle the Elemental Masters, as he helped carry a Roto Jet with Chen inside. Chope fought against the Elemental Masters and their allies, with Chen's army slowly overwhelming them. Garmadon made the fateful decision to be banished to the Cursed Realm, which in turn released the spirits of the Anacondrai generals. The generals cursed Chen's army, including Chope, and sent them to the Cursed Realm.
Some time later, Nya unlocked her True Potential to destroy The Preeminent, the physical manifestation of the Cursed Realm. Consequently, the Cursed Realm was destroyed along with all its inhabitants, including Chope.
- 1 History
- 2 In Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
- 3 Appearance
- 4 Personality
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
On the first night of the Tournament of Elements, Chope and several other Anacondrai warriors made their way to the Anacondrai Temple to partake in a secret ceremony, but were captured by the ninja who went in their place.
On the day of a feast in honor of the final eight competitors, Chope and Kapau stood guard at the Kabuki's entrance to the palace.
Later, while guarding the bridge to the waterfall, Chope and Kapau heard a guitar solo emanating from the waterfall and began dancing to it until they were ordered to investigate by Eyezor. They found the D.B. Express hidden inside with Dareth jamming out. When Dareth attempted to escape in the DB X, Chope and the other guards pursued him, and managed to capture the Brown Ninja.
While on duty, he and Kapau discussed what their names should be, only to be yelled at by Eyezor to be silent. Later, they brought Lloyd in to the ceremony. When the Elemental Masters escaped and Kai destroyed the Staff of Elements, the pair escaped alongside Chen, Clouse, Zugu and Eyezor, with Skylor being brought with them following her being taken captive by them off-screen.
While hiding behind the waterfall, Chope and Kapau were ecstatic at being in Chen's inner circle and guarding Skylor, though she messed with them to get Eyezor to yell at them. They released her under Chen's orders and were sent to recapture her, which they successfully did, catching her and Kai in a vengestone net.
The two then performed the spell in Clouse's place due to him being sent to the Cursed Realm where he took over reciting the spell because of Kapau fainting. They both were amazed at their new forms and left the island with Chen and the other Cultists.
Kapau and Chope tell Chen the spell continues onto the next page and that the essence of a true Anacondrai is needed to make it permanent.
Later, Chope helped infiltrate Kryptarium Prison by knocking the watchtower guard out. He fought off the ninja. They eventually went back to their hideout with Pythor.
Chope and the rest of the army fought the Masters and citizens of Ninjago at the Corridor of Elders. They were nearly successful until Garmadon sacrificed himself and was banished to the Cursed Realm, which freed the spirits of the Anacondrai Generals. Chope and his friend were shocked to see actual ghosts before they were cursed and banished, ending the war.
Sometime after his imprisonment in the Cursed Realm, Chope eventually transformed from his Anacondrai form back to his normal self, due to the fact that the spell to turn the Cultists into Anacondrai was never permanent.
While he is not seen nor mentioned in the episode, Chope was imprisoned in the Cursed Realm, which is revealed to be the stomach of The Preeminent. When Morro and his army of ghosts free The Preeminent, they attack Stiix and its civilians. Eventually, the Preeminent heads out into the Endless Sea but is knocked over by a massive tidal wave created by Nya, killing the beast. As a result, the Cursed Realm is destroyed and all its inhabitants are killed, including Chope. Chope was subsequently sent to the Departed Realm.
Chope appears in the Ninjago level of LEGO Dimensions as one of Chen's guards.
In Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
Chope is a playable character in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, though he is labeled as "Mojo." He can be purchased for 20,000 studs after obtaining "True Ninja" in Level 1: Chen's Island. He is armed with an Anacondrai Blade and possesses no special abilities. Chope also serves as a enemy goon in Level 1: Chen's Island and Level 2: Chen's Dungeon.
Chope wears a large Anacondrai Serpentine skull on his head. His face has red markings on his eyes and thick black eyebrows, along with purple Anacondrai markings all over his head. His body has a large print of a purple snake on his left chest, with a dark red rope-like strap on his body. The strap connects to a belt containing studs and Anacondrai skull-prints. His legs have golden chains; the top half of them is dark red, while the bottom half is purple, including the feet. His knees have silver chains, and his feet have prints of silver boots with spikes on the toes. Like most of his companions and best friend Kapau, Chope appears to be very muscular and fairly strong, as he was able to carry his friend away from Chen when he was getting more angry due to his stalling.
Chope and his close friend Kapau may only be lowly foot soldiers in Master Chen's secret army, but they yearn for power and prestige. With the flashy new nicknames they've given themselves, they're sure they'll soon climb through the ranks until they're two of the most famous and celebrated warriors in all of Ninjago.
- Chope is a playable character in LEGO Ninjago: Tournament, both as his human and Anacondrai form.
- Chope is playable in Shadow of Ronin, though he is referred to as "Mojo."
- Mojo was his original name during development.
- "Mojo" is also a word to transform the cultists into Anacondrai.
- In LEGO Dimensions, several of Chen's guards use Chope's minifigure head, though they have either Zugu, Sleven, or Kapau's (with a yellow left arm instead of dark red) torso.
- Chope's voice actor, Ian Hanlin, later voices Acronix.
- He, along with Kapau, did not believe in Ghosts, until seeing the spirits of the Anacondrai Generals.
- Chope was set to appear in 70756 Dojo Showdown, but somewhere along the set's production, he was swapped out for Sleven.
- Kapau and Chope have a similar role in the show as Chopper Maroon and Mohawk, as they are often together, commenting on the situation, complaining and entertaining.
In other media
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeywvIyBQwI (link unavailable)