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Cole   Cole (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)    
“Maybe not, but I am her son. And I made her a promise, to stand up to tyrants like you. Always!”
— Cole standing up to the Skull Sorcerer in "The Son of Lilly"

Cole is the current Elemental Master and Ninja of Earth and the son of Lou and Lilly. He was recruited by Wu. With Wu's help, Cole learned Spinjitzu and discovered his other teammates, with whom he embarked on many adventures; battling the likes of the Serpentine and the Stone Army.

After the final battle, peace resumed until the Overlord returned and created the Nindroid army. The Overlord made the Nindroid army by using Zane's blueprints. During this time, a love triangle formed between Nya, Jay, and Cole. The conflict ended when Zane sacrificed himself to vanquish the Overlord. Saddened by Zane's death, the ninja parted ways but reunited after learning of Zane's survival and set out to rescue Zane on a mysterious island. There, Jay and Cole made amends over Nya, while the ninja allied with the Elemental Masters to defeat Chen's Anacondrai warriors, who had caused the Second Serpentine War.

Shortly after, the ninja battled Morro and spirits from the Cursed Realm. Needing to learn Airjitzu, the ninja went to the Temple of Airjitzu, where Cole was turned into a ghost. He soon came to terms with his condition and used his new abilities. Following the Battle of Stiix, the ninja were tormented by Nadakhan, who captured Cole in the Djinn Blade. After Cole and the others were freed, Jay used his last wish to undo recent events. On the Day of the Departed, Cole confronted Yang, who tricked Cole into reviving the ninja's old enemies. Cole fought Yang, but eventually made amends with him, and Cole became a human once more via the Rift of Return.

Cole joined his allies in battling the Time Twins and their Vermillion army, as well as seeking the powerful Time Blades. Though their enemies were defeated, Wu was lost in the time vortex but was rediscovered a year later in the form of a baby by Cole, as he liked to drink tea and wouldn't drink anything else. Cole protected the de-aged Wu from a notorious gang that resurrected Lord Garmadon, and the two were later stranded in the Realm of Oni and Dragons with the original ninja looking for a way home. After the defeat of Iron Baron (the leader of the Dragon Hunters), Cole, along with the other four ninja and Wu (now the Dragon Master), returned home with the help of the Dragons. They managed to defeat the Colossus while Lloyd defeated his father, saving Ninjago once again.

Cole fights alongside his friends to defend against the Oni invasion but falls into the darkness attempting to rescue citizens. However, he survives and comes to the monastery to defeat the Oni and witness Jay ask Nya to be his Yang. Months later, Cole and his friends fight against Aspheera and her Pyro Vipers after accidentally releasing them from their tomb. After Zane is banished by Aspheera's sorcery, he and the remaining ninja send themselves to the Never-Realm in order to rescue him. While Lloyd went to find Zane, Cole and the others protected the Ice Fishers of Great Lake. Cole befriended Krag the Yeti in the mountains, who led him to the Traveler's Tree, allowing them to use its berries to a potent enough dose of tea to go back home. The ninja fight Boreal the Ice Dragon, and discover that Zane is the Ice Emperor. With Zane having managed to return to his senses in a fight with Lloyd and freeing the Never-Realm from its eternal winter, the team reunites and use Traveler's Tea to head back to their home realm.

Sometime later, Cole and the other ninja enter the virtual world of Prime Empire when the legendary arcade game resurfaces, and hundreds of gamers are zapped into it. He and Kai sacrifice their last of their four lives to save Jay, Nya, and Lloyd in the Speedway Five-Billion. Eventually, Jay moves on to convince Unagami to free everyone trapped in the game, and Cole, as well as the other ninja, gamers, and NPCs are freed.

Afterward, Cole travels to the Kingdom of Shintaro on top of Shintaro, where he discovers Dungeons that were made by an evil sorcerer Hazza D'ur underneath the mountain and the evil Skull Sorcerer. He gets captured but is later saved by the other ninja. He returns to the surface, but the King, Vangelis, reveals that he is actually the Skull Sorcerer, and banishes him, Princess Vania, and Wu to Rock-Bottom. There, they meet the Lowly. Together they escape from Rock-Bottom, and Cole faces the Skull Sorcerer, unlocking the power of the Spinjitzu Burst, defeating the Skull Sorcerer, and fulfilling a promise he made to his mother, Lilly. Cole, Wu, and the other ninja later leave Shintaro but prepare to go on another adventure.

History

Main article: Cole/History

Appearance

Cole has a muscular body (hence his past as a rock climber, being the strongest of the ninja even without his Elemental Power, though it does give him his super-strength) with the basic yellow flesh of a LEGO character. He has long, shaggy black hair and bushy eyebrows, and from Season 8 to 10, a more relaxed look to his eyes. Before Season 8, his hair was shorter and swept to the right. His eyebrows were thinner and woollier.

As a ghost, Cole's body was no longer tangible. His face was a pale green and the rest of his body was transparent. He was outlined by a pale green and appeared to glow like other ghosts do. During Day of the Departed, Cole was thrown into the rift to the Departed Realm by Yang, reverting him to a human once again. However, since Cole barely made it out, he received a ghostly green scar going down the left side of his face. Post Season 8, his scar is no longer visible (probably because time let it heal itself), and is only so when he uses the Earth Punch, which causes the scar to glow orange. As of Season 11, the scar now looks longer.

In an anime scene of "The Absolute Worst," Cole is shown to have dark brown eyes.

He generally prefers black or dark clothing, but in the first season, he claimed that his favorite color was orange.[citation needed] Since "The Royal Blacksmiths," Cole's civilian outfit is mainly a dark gray hoodie and black pants with a brown belt. As seen in Season 6, he still wore this outfit while off-duty but due to becoming a ghost, it was tinted pale green and transparent. For more images on Cole's appearance in his different ninja suits, click here.

Age

Like the majority of his fellow Ninja, Cole is currently in his late teens.[1] However, the ninja do not officially have specific ages,[2] as they are meant to be perpetually in their teenage years for the duration of the show.[3]

Potential Estimations: During the events of the pilot and Season 1, he was at least 15 or 16 years of age.[4][5] As the events of Skybound and "Day of the Departed" take place three to four years after the events of Season 2, he is most likely around 19.[6]

Relationships

Main article: Cole's relationships

Personality

Cole used to be more uptight and strategic, disapproving of Kai's impulsiveness. Before meeting Wu, Cole lacked direction and purpose. At this time, his mother just passed away and he was struggling to take care of the family himself. As a ninja, Cole thoroughly enjoys helping others in need and feels accomplished with a job well done.

In the pilot episodes, Cole insisted he was without fear, though Zane quickly pointed out his fear of dragons. When the ninja had to recruit their dragons, Cole awkwardly stood on top of the Earth Dragon instead of properly mounting him. Despite his initial hesitance, he grew to accept the Earth Dragon, even learning to care for him more than the other ninja cared for theirs. He was also worried to face his dad and dance in Season 1. He had a fear of ghosts in Season 5, which he was also able to overcome after turning into a ghost and facing Master Yang. This was the same with singing in front of people in Season 8. Cole has had the most fears expressed and conquered, despite acting like the bravest of the ninja.

Cole may act on instinct or impulse without thinking first, as seen in "Wishmasters", where two of his wishes went to waste.

He is shown to have motherly tendencies, caring for baby Wu as his own in Season 8, even going to the extent of calling him Cole Jr. before figuring out the baby's identity. Throughout the season, Cole was his main caretaker. Another example of those tendencies was in Season 11, where Cole threatened Krag with a parent-like punishment: to not let him play video games.

Cole has a strong relationship with his father, Lou, since Season 1. Before, he would lie to his father through letters about his dance practice, not wanting to disappoint him. Whenever the Royal Blacksmiths would be performing, Cole would point out his dad proudly. Since then as well, Cole has been more confident in his dancing and singing. He occasionally does the move Triple Tiger Sashay in a fight and in Season 8, he openly sang.

He is also addictive, mainly his love for cake. He has also shown these same tendencies for noodles from Chen's Noodle House. In general, Cole seems to have a great love for food and eating, despite in Season 1 being a terrible cook. Sometimes he eats without thinking though, like when Dareth hid weapons in a cake for them, or eating the fortune cookie without taking out the fortune. In Season 9, the others joked about how he might be overweight but Cole shown a lot of self restraint in Seasons 8 and 9 by staying away from cake.

At the beginning of Season 8, Jay comments that Cole has become a party pooper since Master Wu had gone missing after Season 7. This was due to Cole giving up cake. It seems like a drastic change for him, and may be inferred that the loss of Wu affected Cole immensely. Similarly, the death of his mother, Lilly, prior to the series, impacted him and forced him to become more responsible at a younger age, explaining his tendency to become a leader and take more responsibility to deal with loss.[7][8]

He and Zane are the most serious and focused of the ninja. However, that does not stop him from allowing his one-track mind or competitiveness to get the best of him. Once he really sets his mind to something, he will remain interested in it until it is fulfilled (for instance, when he was itching for a fight in "Island of Darkness").

Cole is one to put himself at risk before his friends, shown in giving Jay the Jadeblade during Season 4. He has shown sympathy toward Zane, Lloyd, and young Wu when they were melancholic. However, when trying to comfort his allies, he seems to have difficulty finding the correct words to do so, only able to accomplish the task with the example of his teammates. He always encourages his friends to do the right things but tries not to force them. This happened with Jay in Season 6 and Wu in Season 9. If it comes down to it though, he will try to solve the problem. He tends to be patient give others the benefit of the doubt, as seen in "Scavengers" when he told the others to not be so hard on Lloyd, who was trying to lead at the time.

Sometimes Cole is shown to not think things through. One of these occurrences was in Day of the Departed when he was bitter about being turned into a ghost and went into the rift to face off against Yang alone. He realized the depths of his actions and the effect they had on his friends and felt guilty though he managed to get past his inner turmoil and defeat Yang. He showed understanding to Yang's plight and was able to get him to overcome his pain and attempted to get him to go through the rift with him.

Cole has been shown to make allies easily. Examples of this include Master Yang, Krag in the Never-Realm, and the Upply in Shintaro. Cole seems to be very understanding and willing to help those who need it. Cole is also never willing to leave someone behind, as shown in Season 4 with the factory workers and eliminated Elemental Masters. This was an early example in the show of his promise to his mother to "always stand up to those who are cruel and unjust.", even though the phrase was never shown until Season 13.

Rarely does Cole back down from a fight, for better or worse. When Jay aggravated Cole about Nya, Cole was willing to fight back. However, it doesn't seem like it was about Nya as much as seeing who was the better of the two. However, his maturity shines through, finally ending the fight in the Tournament of Elements. Since then, Cole is proud to be considered Jay's best friend.

Season 11 showed how sensitive Cole is to keep his friends happy and hates letting them down. This is most evident when Cole felt extreme guilt for losing the Traveler's Tea. He also seemed like a pretty good artist, making some pretty well-drawn ninja puppets to tell the kids stories about Aspheera and how the ninja got into the Never-Realm. The other time we see drawings from him are the ones hanging in Lilly's room when he was younger in Season 13.

In Season 12, he and Kai heroically both sacrificed themselves for the others to win the Speedway Five-Billion. Both Jay and Cole in this season were shown to be the video game experts.

Cole has a lot of ideas that seem to typically be shot down or cause doubt. In Season 4, as he tried to find the trigger for a secret passage in Kai's suite, the other ninja questioned him. Later in the season as he and the factory workers plan an escape, his plan of rolling into giant egg rolls was rejected. His argument against a Roto Jet was also ignored. In Season 13, Cole seeing a purple creature in his bedroom wasn't believed by the ninja or Wu. Later, Cole tries to lead Master Wu, Vania, and the Lowly out of the mountain by making choices like riding the minecart and using the stone mech to push it. Not only was there doubt, but when they barely succeeded each time, Cole would claim dizzily, "Another great idea!"

Cole has a lot of confidence in his super strength. In Season 4 after Chen took his elemental power, Cole yelled that they couldn't take his super strength, in which he was quickly proven wrong. This happened again when the ninja were put in jail. In Season 8, his advice to Lloyd to impress Harumi was to act tough and flex his muscles.

Cole is the most likely ninja to give nicknames. Some nicknames/name calling include calling Zane "Tin Can," or "Pinky" (when Zane's gi was pink in Can of Worms) and calling Jay "Motormouth," "Zaptrap," and "Bluebell." He also makes fun of his friends' crushes, like when Kai thought Skylor could've been related to him, or after Lloyd went into town with Harumi. For himself, he has shown subtle interest in Princess Vania, though nothing romantic occured between the two and he assured Lloyd that he doesn't like her in that way since they just met. It shows a great deal of maturity, as the other ninja have all pursued their love interests in the same season they met them. This is the first time a ninja's potential love interest remains a friend. (as of the end of Season 13)

Cole has a somewhat uncreative naming sense, although Zane stated he was much worse at it than himself. He was presumably the one to name his Earth Dragon "Rocky", and other names he came up with have been "Rocky Dangerbuff", Dangerbuff Jr.", "Snake Jaguar", and "Cole Jr.".

When he is alone, he often talks to himself, as shown in "Snake Jaguar" or "The Skull Sorcerer."

According to Tommy Andreasen, Cole "is a selfless empathic person ... as simple as that".[9]

Weapons and Abilities

Cole commands the element of Earth, giving him great physical strength and durability. He can stand his ground to a supernatural degree—enemies frequently act as though they have hit a person-shaped brick wall when they bump into him. At full power, he can manipulate the earth below his feet, causing earthquakes, creating fissures, throwing rocks and dust at enemies, or even burying things in rapidly-rising mounds of dirt. Like his fellow ninja, he can also perform Spinjitzu and Airjitzu. In a way he is the physically strongest of the ninjas, Cole is like the brawn of the group.

After coming to terms with his dancing heritage, Cole gains a surprising amount of grace and flexibility, allowing him to wriggle out of tight spaces when he relaxes himself. His new agility also enables him to perform the Triple Tiger Sashay, which is effective against multiple opponents or for getting himself out of trouble.

In battle, Cole favors scythes, especially the Scythe of Quakes. He later wields an Elemental Blade with the power of Earth, allowing him to use his elemental powers to great effect once more, he has also wielded a green techno blade attached to a flail allowing him to hack machines, an orange Aeroblade with the ability to destroy ghosts, he briefly used the Yin Blade to try to defeat Yang, and in Hands of Time he uses a longer scythe with two blades. As of Season 8, Cole uses a hammer, like his movie counterpart.

After becoming a ghost, Cole obtains ghost powers such as possessing materials (like snow), objects (like a keyhole), and mechanisms (like Zane's mech). He also has the ability to phase through solid objects, but become solid himself if he concentrates. This state does, however make him weak to water. He can also levitate, and turn invisible. However, upon becoming a mortal again at the very end of Day of the Departed, he has lost these abilities.

After defeating Yang, Cole obtains superhuman strength, even more so than before. This is seen in use when his arms glow orange. Cole himself doesn't even know the extent of this new ability, nor is he an expert at controlling its power. At times, his hands appear to have a mind of their own when the power is activated. But over time he manages to control it and summon it at will, but it is shown that if he becomes lazy and doesn't train, it loses its ability.

Vehicles

Cole has owned a variety of vehicles in his ninja history.

Dragons

Bikes

Cars

Mechs

Jets

LEGO.com descriptions

Rebooted

Cole is the ninja of Earth.
He is disciplined, responsible, strong and a good planner.
In the past, he has had a big job to do keeping his more emotional teammates under control.
But now he is more relaxed and willing to let others take the lead sometimes.
Cole always tries to keep his feet on the ground, even when he is doing Spinjitzu.
Kai jokes that Cole is the only ninja he’s ever heard of who brings a book to battles, so he won’t get bored.

  • Cole was a student at the Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts as a dancer … for two days.
  • Cole likes all kinds of climbing: Rock climbing, cave climbing, tree climbing and dragon climbing … whatever that is!
  • Cole's favorite color is actually orange … but don't tell anyone.
  • When Cole was a child his friends jokingly called him Cole Bucket.[10]

Pilot (2017 Museum gallery)

Wielding the elemental power of earth, Cole possesses immense physical strength that comes in handy in difficult situations. Cole may have quit the family trade of singing and dancing because he never felt that he could make his father proud, but he still has the moves. He may ooze confidence, but the Ninja of Earth is suitably grounded. He loves the simple life – the outdoors, rock-climbing, old-school tech and most importantly: cake. Cole is the calm center of the team. However, there is one thing that he’s afraid of – dragons! He has to overcome his fears to ride his Earth Dragon, learning that they’re not that scary and a great way to enter the Underworld.

Season 1 (2017 Museum gallery)

Cole’s dad thinks that his son needs to forget all this ninja business and follow him into the family trade…show business! But the feuding father and son discover that even though they’re very different people, they have more in common than they think. Meanwhile the Ninja of Earth finds that embracing his softer side makes him a better ninja, rather than just a better dancer.

Season 2 (2017 Museum gallery)

Cole’s confidence in his own raw power is put to the test when he discovers that their new adversaries are made of an indestructible substance. Faced with impossible odds, Cole will prove that the greatest strength comes from the inside.

Season 3 (2017 Museum gallery)

When a matchmaking console reveals to Nya that Cole is her perfect match, it jeopardizes her relationship with Jay. Cole is frustrated over this whole thing, because he has never thought of Nya in a romantic way. The strain on his friendship with her and the new rivalry with Jay are distractions at a time when the whole team needs to be focused on the threat of the Digital Overlord.

Season 4 (2017 Museum gallery)

Jay and Cole’s feud over Nya is still simmering as this adventure begins. When Chen pits them against each other in combat, the other ninja have reason to fear the worst. But the two put aside their differences and ally against Chen, which leads to Cole losing his power. In a desperate circumstance, Cole embraces the fact that a hero has a responsibility to more than just himself or his teammates, and leads a rebellion of Chen’s slave laborers.

Season 5 (2017 Museum gallery)

The threat posed by Morro is particularly hard on Cole. Not only must he battle his greatest fear, ghosts, but he spends a moment too long in the Temple of Airjitzu and becomes one himself! He will learn that change, no matter how frightening, can be an opportunity as well.

Season 6 (2017 Museum gallery)

Their battle with Morro may have been won, but Cole paid a heavy price … he’s still a ghost! Although he came close to despair, Cole has adapted. He has learned to touch physical objects, yet still “ghosts” through walls and he can now access all his elemental powers. Cole’s new skills serve the ninja well, until he makes a wish too many and is trapped in Nadakhan’s Djinn Blade.

Season 7 (2017 Museum gallery)

When he returned to his solid human form on the Day of the Departed, Cole unlocked a new Elemental ability: the Earth Punch – a glowing, double-fisted battering ram of a martial arts move. But like a kid learning to ride a bike without training wheels, Cole is still figuring out how to deliver an Earth Punch without accidentally pummeling his friends (or himself)!

Sons of Garmadon

Wielding the elemental power of earth, Cole possesses immense physical strength that comes in handy in difficult situations. Cole may have quit the family trade of singing and dancing because he never felt that he could make his father proud, but he still has the moves. He may ooze confidence, but the Master of Earth is suitably grounded. He loves the simple life – the outdoors, rock-climbing, old-school tech and most importantly: cake.[11]

2019 (The Legacy of Cole)

Did you know Having mastered the elemental power of Earth, Cole has immense physical strength, which always comes in handy for the team in difficult situations. Cole was born into a family of great entertainers and was always expected to follow in his father’s dance steps. He quit the family trade because he never felt that he could make his father proud, and so he chose to fulfill his destiny as the Earth Ninja. But he still has ALL the right moves. He oozes confidence, yet this Master of Earth always keeps his feet on the ground. He loves the simple life – the outdoors, rock climbing, old-school tech and, most importantly, cake. Favorite NINJAGO® Legacy weapon The Scythe of Quakes cuts through stone and can start earthquakes. Transforms into Cole’s Tread Assault vehicle. Quote “Some of us may look a little different, but like our team some things never change.”

2019

Cole – the Elemental Master of Earth!

Cole was born into a family of singers and dancers, and his father sent him to a performing arts school as a child to learn the trade. But showbiz wasn’t for Cole, so he secretly left to pursue his own destiny in life.

Always keen to challenge himself, one day Cole decided to climb the tallest mountain in NINJAGO® world. Master Wu was at the summit waiting for him and he invited him to the Monastery of Spinjitzu to learn how to be a ninja. It was the start of many thrilling adventures.

Wielding the elemental power of earth, Cole possesses immense physical strength that comes in handy when the ninja team are in a tight spot. And while he may be confident, the Master of Earth is suitably grounded. He loves the simple life – the outdoors, rock-climbing, old-school tech and, most importantly, cake!

Cole is a firm favorite with LEGO® NINJAGO fans and a Cole minifigure can be found in lots of LEGO building toy playsets.

2020

The son of a dancer, Cole refused to follow in his father’s footsteps, and was instead recruited to be a ninja by Master Wu. Imbued with the power of the earth, Cole is revered for his strength and bravery.

Every gamer's dream is Cole's nightmare!

If you’ve ever played video games, then you know the feeling. That moment when you’re smashing the controller, glued to the screen, and you think: “Wouldn’t it be awesome to live inside this game – for real?” So when Cole got sucked into the Prime Empire game, he couldn’t have been happier. An amazing chance to immerse himself in the most incredible game world he’s ever seen? Count Cole in! But as you know, things don’t always work out great for the ninja, right? It doesn’t take long for Cole to realize his dream of fully living inside a game is more like a nightmare, with mysterious villains and impossible races and that terrible moment when, in the name of friendship, he – no, we can’t even mention it. It’s too sad, and we’re still not over it. But it did get us thinking. Imagine your very own ninja adventure, where one of your biggest dreams comes true... and then goes very wrong, very quickly! What would your nightmare videogame be like?[12]

Season 13

In the Dungeons of Shintaro, Cole finds himself confronting the demons of his own past and the unresolved specter of his mother’s passing. Lilly died when Cole was young and he has never come to terms with that. The last words Cole spoke to her were a promise that someday, somehow, Cole would make her proud. In the bowels of Shintaro Mountain, Cole finds the chance to fulfill that promise when he learns of the fabled “Spinjitzu Burst” and uses it to defeat a foe that his mother once faced. But to do so, he must become a leader
in his own right. He must lead a ragtag group of misfits called the Upply up from the bowels of Shintaro Mountain and unlock the powers of the Spinjitzu Burst.

2021

FIND BALANCE, WITH COLE

Cole is one of the most powerful ninjas, with strengh that can cause earthquakes! But even Cole, the most balanced of ninjas, can become angry. When that happens, battles are lost. Cole knows that to become a Master, we must control our emotions to achieve Balance.

Cole is the Earth Ninja. He enjoys the simple things in life, like rock-climbing, the outdoors and (most of all) cake![13]

Appearances

Sets

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Mini-movies

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 5: Possession

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Happy Birthday to You!

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

The Island

Seabound

Books

Plays

Video games

Ninjago Magazine

  • 65. Shintaro Secrets Revealed!
  • 66. Dungeon Monsters!
  • 67. Monstrous Mission!
  • 68. Ninja Legend!
  • 69. Yikes!
  • 70. Invincible Beast

Behind the scenes

  • His name means "swarthy, coal-black, and charcoal" in English.
  • Cole was the only one of the original ninja whose trainee suit printing in the show was proportional to its minifigure counterpart, as opposed to Kai, Jay, and Zane's, which were somewhat warped in size.
  • A stand-in used for Cole's name before the ninja were given actual names was Blake.[14]
  • While he has his father's eyebrows in his pre-Season 8 design, they more closely resemble his mother's in his current design.
    • Twitchy Tim has the same eyebrows as pre-movie Cole, though this does not indicate a familial relation.[15] Jimmy, as of Season 11, and one of the Borg Tower Vaults security guards[16] have the same eyebrows as post-movie Cole.
  • Cole was originally thought to be the leader of the team, but this was never officially part of the show and was a result of non-canon media such as websites and books claiming him to be the leader based on his level-headedness.[17] It was also mentioned in the Character Encyclopedia and its updated version.
    • This was referenced in "The Two Blades" when Vania assumed Cole was the leader and in the Ninjago honest trailer when the narrator said "we were led to believe" Cole was the leader.
  • In the 2014 blooper reel, Cole's full name is "Cole Bucket", though this is non-canon. Kirby Morrow disapproved of the name, instead suggesting "Cole Steel".[18]
    • Cole's Rebooted website description said that his friends called him Cole Bucket when he was young.[10]
  • As a lumberjack in "The Invitation" and "Rocky Dangerbuff" in "The Oni and the Dragon," Cole uses the Motorcycle Mechanic's torso (recolored and with a plaid pattern) and the legs of Argus Filch from LEGO Harry Potter without the key chain.
  • Cole's shirtless appearance has gone through a few changes, all based on minifigures from other LEGO themes. See here for images of the various designs.
    • His original climber design seen in "The Golden Weapon" and "The Jade Princess" had the muscles of the Surfer from Minifigures Series 2.
    • By the time of "The Last Hope," Cole had buffed up even more, presumably from his ninja training and fighting, now having a torso based on that of the Airplane Mechanic from LEGO's Indiana Jones theme.
      • This muscle design can also be partially seen in his appearances in "The Invitation" as a lumberjack and in several other episodes of Tournament of Elements as a prisoner, even though his collar area has a different appearance in his tournament robe, which he wore around the same time.
      • This muscle design can also be partially seen beneath his vested "Rocky Dangerbuff" appearance in "The Oni and the Dragon," even though his Resistance and Hunted robes, the suits he wore around the same time, showed a different-looking collar area as well.
    • As of "Wasted True Potential," Cole had lost his muscles as a result of being lazy and relaxed for a long period of time. Along with Kai and Lloyd, Cole's torso in this now resembled that of the Shower Guy from Minifigures Series 19.
  • The Hageman Brothers decided to turn Cole into a ghost when they were looking at the product tests for Possession and thought it would be interesting for one of the ninja to become a ghost.[19]

Trivia

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  • Cole was the third ninja to unlock his True Potential.
  • Cole used to be afraid of dragons until he met Rocky.
    • He seems to care for Rocky more than the other ninja care for their own Dragons, as Cole was the most upset when the Dragons had to leave in "Snakebit". He was also the happiest to see that Rocky had returned as the Ultra Dragon.
      • In "Can of Worms," Cole claimed that he "now officially hate[d] snakes."
      • Additionally, Cole wore his DX suit to the Tournament of Elements, implying it is his favorite suit and reflects on how much he cared for Rocky.

Cole's drawing in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"

  • His hobbies include rock climbing,[20] drawing,[21] cooking, and sometimes, dancing.
  • Cole has the most ninja vehicles used in the show with eight of them.
  • He is extremely determined in culinary arts, but according to the other ninja, he is a 'terrible chef', as Kai and Lloyd criticized Cole's chili, like Kai to Jay saying, "these things will put you through worse than Cole's chili".[22] However, his Snogfruit Punch (made in "All of Nothing") was apparently fairly decent, as the ninja were all seen drinking some at the end of the episode.
  • Cole's favorite color is orange, according to trivia from the Rebooted version of the official site. This is reflected in a number of his suits, including his Airjitzu suit (with orange highlights and arms), his "Day of the Departed" suit which also featured orange arms and highlights, and his Sons of Garmadon suit, which also has small orange highlights. As of Sons of Garmadon, his scar turns orange when he activates the Earth Punch.
    • Orange was also Kirby Morrow's favorite color for accents, while green was his favorite color overall.[23]
    • In both of Cole's focus installments, the colors orange and green play a significant role, with green being the villain's color and orange serving to enhance the setting or aesthetic. In "Day of the Departed", the lanterns are orange and Yang's ghostly theme color is green, and in Master of the Mountain, the Skull Sorcerer's theme color is green and the Dungeons of Shintaro are orange.
    • Cole's Elemental, Techno and Djinn Blades were all green, while his Aeroblade is orange.
    • According to Tommy Andreasen, Cole doesn't change his color to brown because "Dareth would be upset."[24]
  • In "Curseworld, Part I," Cyrus Borg reveals that Cole's favorite music genre is soft rock.
  • Cole and Lloyd are the two ninja who do not currently have a romantic relationship.
    • Though it seems Cole and Nya had some feelings for each other in Rebooted, Tommy Andreasen stated "Cole was just a bit confused because of the attention she showed him."[25]
      • When Nya chose Jay, Cole had no problems and accepted their union.
      • Kai has stated that Cole loves her like a sister.[26]
    • Tommy Andreasen jokingly stated that Cole's love interest is cake.[27]
    • Though it was implied when he and Vania said goodbye to each other in "The Son of Lilly," it's not confirmed whether Cole and Vania have feelings for each other.[28]
    • A question on LEGO.com asked, "Who would be a good girlfriend for Cole?", with the options being Nya, Harumi, Vania, and "Someone else Cole is yet to meet".[29]
  • Cole has slight motion sickness, as shown in "The Rise of the Great Devourer" and "The Last Hope."
  • Cole ultimately conquered all of the phobias he displayed in the show, having lost his fear of dragons when becoming Rocky's friend, making peace with the Serpentine, embracing his transformation into a Ghost, and singing in front of others.
  • Cole and the other ninja (except Nya) can only harness their elemental powers by being dependent on Lloyd. This may due because Lloyd shares his Golden Power with them. However, this has changed since, during Hunted, when Lloyd has become more independent and self-confident in his worth without his powers, as the ninja were able to use their elements when Lloyd lost his.
  • There are several occasions where Cole is shown to be very fond of cake:
    • He asks if there's going to be cake at Lloyd's "ceremony" in "Double Trouble." Later, when flying the Ultra Dragon to Dareth's dojo, he can be seen enjoying cake.
    • He questioned if Cyrus Borg's surprise was cake in "The Surge," only to be disappointed it was a statue.
    • Out of all the food his suite offered, he quickly went for the cake he found in "Only One Can Remain."
    • He asked if there's any cake after devouring the factory's products in "Spy for a Spy."
    • He unintentionally left a trail of funnel cake crumbs, which Ronin follows in "Public Enemy Number One."
    • He accidentally ate the cake that was supposed to hide supplies to help the ninja escape the jail in "Enkrypted."
    • In "The Mask of Deception" Cole was almost tempted to eat cake despite giving up on sweets.
    • In "The Weakest Link," Cole regretted giving up eating cake.
    • He went back to eating cake in "Green Destiny."
    • He was eating cake in the Bell of Divinity, while Wu lectured the ninja, and the latter attempted to eat it in "Wasted True Potential."
    • After a misunderstanding in the Kryptarium Prison, he wondered if the cafeteria has any cake in "Questing for Quests."
  • Cole was the first and currently ninja to be the focus on a TV special ("Day of the Departed").
    • This is also the first time he was the main focus of the show, the second time being Master of the Mountain. "Day of the Departed" marks Cole as the second-to-last ninja to be a mascot character, followed by Nya in The Hands of Time.
    • Cole had a big role in Sons of Garmadon and Hunted with him being the protector and moral compass of the rapidly aging baby who is revealed to be Wu.
    • He also made a big impact on the other ninja in March of the Oni when he fell off the Bounty. He was the introduction character for the season.
    • His mother was mentioned to have died in a flashback in Sons of Garmadon.
    • Cole is the only ninja to have performed the Spinjitzu Burst in Master of the Mountain, if the Lego sets aren't counted.
  • Despite their contrasting personalities and previous rivalry over Nya, Cole's best friend is Jay.[30]
  • Tommy Andreasen revealed on Twitter that Cole got his elemental powers from his mother[31] and that she inherited them from her father, the Past Elemental Master of Earth.[32]
  • Cole is the second ninja to be presumed dead (in "Day of the Departed", "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago", and "The Fall"), the first being Zane (in "The Titanium Ninja").

Cole's icon used in Ninjago: Decoded

  • After returning to a human again from "Day of the Departed" until sometime after The Hands of Time, Cole has a ghost scar. In Sons of Garmadon, the scar is no longer visible normally, but it reappears when he's in his Earth Punch form, now colored orange. Tommy Andreasen said this would be explained in his non-canon novel, Way of the Departed.[33] In the novel, it is explained to be another rift.
  • He is physically the strongest of the ninja, though Lloyd is the most powerful.
  • Despite being turned into a ghost in "The Temple on Haunted Hill," the intro for Possession isn't updated.
  • Despite having an avatar Minifigure for Prime Empire, it never appeared in the actual season.
  • Cole pees in the pool, but only Luke Cunningham and Zane know this.[35]
  • According to Bragi Schut, the directors haven't established whether Cole is colorblind or not after failing to recognize the colors of the Skull of Hazza D'ur in "The Skull Sorcerer." But he said the skull was red, so it could mean he has deuteranopia. However, Schut said "I wouldn't be surprised if he [Cole] was."[36]
  • When asked in an interview with Brent Miller (Zane's voice actor) who Cole's best friend was, Kirby Morrow, Cole's voice actor, jokingly said "Cole's best friend is Sensei Wu. Nobody knows, but we have this whole secret thing where Sensei Wu and I actually, we go and fish on Sundays, and we talk about all sorts of things, mostly about how Zane is not very good at ninja moves."[37]
    • In recent years, Wu and Cole have been grouped together throughout various points in the story, specifically in seasons 8, 9, and 13.
  • Cole is the only ninja whose future or older self has not been seen. Everyone but him and Lloyd had future reflections in the ice labyrinth, while Lloyd temporarily became an old man in the second half of Skybound.
    • He is also so far one of the only two ninja (along with Jay via the League of Jay) whose pre-Season 8 design has been seen in the WildBrain (aka post-Season 10) animation, albeit in child form.
  • According to Kai in "Superstar Rockin' Jay," Cole is the team's gaming guru.
  • Out of his first first four vehicles, two (the Earth Driller and Roto Jet) were not specifically his in the show but were marketed as such in the sets.
    • Conversely, the Fire Stone Mech was his in the show but marketed as primarily Kai's in the set.
  • Cole has twice had a certain trait or been in a situation that would later go on to become a running joke with his character. The first is cake, and the second is him falling (first seen in "The Fall" and later parodied in "The Cliffs of Hysteria" and "The Real Fall").
  • Cole's moments of unlocking his True Potential ("The Royal Blacksmiths") and Spinjitzu Burst ("The Son of Lilly") are somewhat opposites of each other. Cole unlocks his True Potential when his father accepts him for not following the family's footsteps, while Cole unlocks his Spinjitzu Burst by channeling his mother's power and legacy.
  • Cole as Rocky Dangerbuff pretended in the Realm of Oni and Dragons that the child Wu was his son, because Cole was not old enough to have a larger child.
  • In 2016, a video called "Cole's Ghostly Struggle" (see below) was released by LEGO. The video uses the product animation videos' animation style and centers around Cole practicing honing his ghost abilities to become physical for brief periods of time. When asked if the video was non-canon, Tommy Andreasen simply clarified when it would have taken place in the timeline, implying it can be considered canon.[38]
    • However, the video shows Cole fading in and out of existence due to fear, and the description states, "If he gets too scared he will disappear completely." This was not shown to be a feature of ghosts in the TV series, possibly meaning this video is non-canon.
  • According to his Rebooted website description, he only attended Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts for two days before leaving.[10] However, this may not be canon.[39]
  • Cole has access to two abilities that the other ninja do not have the ability to do, those being the Earth Punch and the Spinjitzu Burst.

Videos

Gallery

Main article: Cole/Gallery

References

  1. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/800279588173676549
  2. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/942371358138421248
  3. https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/909594849862492160
  4. https://youtu.be/2kMWaHNh9Gw?t=644
  5. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/780896469381328896
  6. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/779422700230115328
  7. "The Mask of Deception"
  8. "The Jade Princess"
  9. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1351981537869389833
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20131201215459/http://www.lego.com/en-us/ninjago/characters/rebooted/cole
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20180712152253/https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/ninjago/characters/cole-c44d93b25692463886fb078934d57a2f
  12. https://www.lego.com/en-us/kids/articles/ninjago/cole-31faaf7a1f9a489bade4850e1271e550
  13. https://legoninjagouniverse.sphere.co.uk/en/360
  14. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/771627851665645568
  15. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1367251603670114304
  16. File:MoS95VaultGuards.png
  17. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/846743628689039362
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6C44_tmYwg
  19. https://youtu.be/BkTxO4MzClY?t=511
  20. "The Golden Weapon"
  21. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy"
  22. "Day of the Great Devourer"
  23. https://youtu.be/Z6C44_tmYwg?t=340
  24. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/965856132890877952
  25. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/861875588109398016
  26. "The Fall"
  27. https://youtu.be/m-UUc3u8I0Y?t=609
  28. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1282069339538063363
  29. File:Perfect Match for Cole.png
  30. "My Dinner With Nadakhan"
  31. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/965861778583322624
  32. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1350859796463972355
  33. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/975093235839393794
  34. "Superstar Rockin' Jay"
  35. "The Oni and the Dragon"
  36. https://twitter.com/bragischutjr/status/1285037057396494336
  37. https://youtu.be/Z6C44_tmYwg?t=317
  38. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/821706660808916993
  39. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1372854817199116289
Characters

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Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

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Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton figurehead
Former Members: Sqiffy

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Leader: Clouse

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Leaders: Acronix · Krux
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Royal Family

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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

Ninjago City Council

Andrea Thomson · May Robsen

Blizzard Samurai

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

Explorers Club

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

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Formlings

Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Avatars/NPCs

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 · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies:The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

Henchmen

Cece

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

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Other classifications

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