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“You're an explorer. All you do is adventure!”
“No. All I did was adventure. Now all I'm gonna do is cash big checks for writing books about those adventures.”
Lloyd and Clutch in "Under Siege"

Professor Clutch Powers is a famous adventurer and suspended member of the Explorers Club. He most likely is the one who created the Blade Cup after probably finding and retrieving the Fangblade needed for the cup from the Desert Pyramid. He helped the Ninja enter the Ancient Pyramid and accidentally release Aspheera. He was blasted away by the hands of Aspheera and survived despite several injuries, including a broken leg.

Biography

Early Life

He was a member of the Explorers Club and collecting priceless artifacts on his adventures, including an Amulet of Protection and a Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. He wrote a few books about his adventures, such as Boobytraps and How to Survive Them and Famous Places That I Will Find Before Anyone Else.

Eventually, he went to the desert pyramid, found one of the four Fangblades, and turned it into the Blade Cup. However, he stopped exploring for ten years.

Rise of the Snakes

The Royal Blacksmiths

It was mentioned by Cole that he was the one who found the Constrictai Fangblade and made it into the Blade Cup.

Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Questing for Quests

He discovered the Ancient Pyramid in the Desert of Doom and was interviewed by Gayle Gossip who asked him about what was in the pyramid and he replied stating that he is not going inside because there are booby traps only a Ninja could survive.

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

The Ninja came to him and asked him to help them enter the pyramid and he refused. At that moment, his assistant, Dwayne, alerted him to a call from Cecil Putnam, saying that his membership had expired because he had not explored in over ten years. Clutch then decided to help the Ninja enter the pyramid, he helped the Ninja get past a simple suspension bridge. He then told the Ninja not to touch a cobweb because it was a trick wire, However, Jay hit it causing Clutch and the Ninja to fall down a hill into a room full of spikes. Kai used his fire to destroy several spikes allowing them all to survive before coming across the skeleton of one of Powers' competitors who never came across the chapter of spikes in his book. Cole then used his super strength to let them get through a closing door and into the tomb of Aspheera. They found a wall with a puzzle of the Snake Sorceress and Jay and Nya finished the puzzle releasing her. While the Ninja fought Aspheera, Clutch Powers escaped and went outside the Pyramid where he was confronted by Aspheera, he taunted her with the Ancient Amulet of Protection. The Snake Sorceress used magic to cause the Pyramid to erupt. Clutch then jumped off the ledge of the pyramid and slid down the side. He was then launched toward Ninjago City on a rock.

The News Never Sleeps!

Clutch landed in Ninjago City and was found by Nelson and Antonia who asked him what happened and he weakly told them that the Ninja were in trouble. He was injured in the accident and was carried off in an ambulance. Knowing this Lil' Nelson and Antonia went to the Monastery of Spinjitzu and warned Wu.

Under Siege

At the hospital, it is shown that Clutch has a concussion and a broken leg before asking a nurse to raise his bed. Later, while writing a memoir, Lloyd, Nya, and Zane visit him, requesting his help on finding the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu, but after telling them that it was with the Explorers Club, he refuses to help them further, going as far as claiming he was feeling lightheaded, causing the nurse and some orderlies to kick the three Ninja out, clicking his tongue at the angered Lloyd.

Prime Empire

Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire?

While walking on the streets in Ninjago City, Clutch Powers discovers the Teapot of Tyrahn. As he walks off-screen, he rubs the teapot. A flash of light is seen, but it is unknown what followed.

Game Over

Clutch Powers is seen watching Jay in his Cyber Dragon.

Master of the Mountain

Shintaro

Zane held up a copy of Clutch Powers' Boobytraps and How to Survive Them.

The Real Fall

Clutch Powers, and his book Boobytraps and How to Survive Them are mentioned by Vania who talks about breathing exercises to stay calm, similar to Jay's suggestion of 'bro bro goo goo' in a previous season. She also mentions his book 'Famous Places That I Will Find Before Anyone Else'.

Appearances

Sets

LEGO Ninjago

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Trivia

  • He was an adventurer in LEGO: The Adventures Of Clutch Powers. His appearance in the series is a reference to that movie, although it is not canon to Ninjago. This Clutch is a different take on the character.[1]
  • He was mentioned by Cole in the episode "The Royal Blacksmiths" which first aired a whole seven years before his first physical appearance in "Questing for Quests."
  • His name is a pun on "clutch power", the force that keeps LEGO bricks together.
  • Despite predating Ninjago, 40342 LEGO NINJAGO 2019 Minifigure Set is the first and only time that Clutch has ever appeared as a minifigure, thus he is exclusive.
  • He wears an eye patch despite not needing it, and would often switch it from left to right.
    • According to Tommy Andreasen, the reason Clutch Powers wears his eye patch is to make himself look cool.[2]
  • He is the second Ninjago Minifigure to have the utility belt piece, the first being Skylor from the Hunted set 70651 Throne Room Showdown.
    • However, his belt piece is recolored and printed on in the series.
  • Like Misako, his LEGO Minifigure lacks the pocket prints on his trousers in comparison to his appearance in the show. Although in the fifth season and onwards, Misako's trousers lacks the pocket prints in the show as well.
  • While Clutch's hair and torso are near identical to his 2010 counterpart in the movie LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, his legs are now dark tan, while in the film they were blue.
    • Clutch's current appearance also has facial hair, having some stubble and sideburns.

Gallery

In LEGO Ninjago

References

Characters

Ninja

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

Skulkin

Samukai · Wyplash · Kruncha · Frakjaw · Chopov · Nuckal · Krazi · Bonezai

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
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
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout

Nindroids

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

Anacondrai Warriors

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

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

Ghosts

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

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 · Vermin · Rivett · Slackjaw · Tannin · Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

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

Ninjago Royal House

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

Dragon Hunters

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

Oni

Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo the Fifth · 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 · Smythe · Underhill
Former Member: 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
Sushimi · Sushimi's Sushi Chefs · Sushi Waitress · Avatar Harumi
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Allies: The Mechanic · Captain Soto · Ultra Violet · Ritchie · Richie · The Mechanic's Henchmen

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

Geckles

Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Legendary Figures

Golden Master · Golden Ninja · Green Ninja

Non-Canon

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

Creatures

Beavers · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Grundals · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster Sushi · Mud Monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Wallopers · Yeti
Dragons: Boreal · Chompy · Cyber Dragon · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Golden Dragon · Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Energy Dragon · Titanium Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Master Wu Dragon · Morro Dragon
Combination Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydroelectric Dragon · Fusion Dragon

Other

Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane
Auto · Benny · Bob · Brad Tudabone · Cathy · Cliff Gordon · Cragger · Dr. Berkman · Dr. Julien · Dr. Yost · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Grimfax's Advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Mother · Harumi's Father · Jake · Jamanakai Villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lou · Michael Kramer · Mistaké · Nadakhan's Mother · Ninjago Soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Phantom Ninja · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Sally · Sparring Robot · Tai-D · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira · Hageman

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