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“Creation, like Destruction, is not an element-it's an Elemental essence-an energy. When the energy of creation is used with the elements, the results can be amazing.”

Creation is an elemental essence in Ninjago,[1] comprised of the four main elements: Fire, Lightning, Ice, and Earth, and the opposite of Destruction. It has a golden color and corresponds with Master Wu's dragon. It is the power Wu inherited from his father, originating from the dragons of the First Realm. Creation itself is rarely used on its own; however, the Ninja can use it with the Tornado of Creation, Master Wu can use it both with or without his Spinjitzu, and Lord Garmadon was able to use it with the Golden Weapons and Mega Weapon before it was destroyed. However, upon unlocking his own True Potential, Garmadon was able to gain access to his dormant element of Creation, utilizing it to create a large stone monster that would cause much chaos upon Ninjago City.

Users' abilities

  • Materiokinesis - The user can create and manipulate both organic and inorganic matter for multiple purposes. Using the four main elements (as demonstrated with the Tornado of Creation), materials and objects can be collected and combined to form a new object (which can be of great size, as demonstrated with the Tornado of Creation which built things like a massive Ferris Wheel out of bones, a gigantic slingshot, and the Ultra Sonic Raider). The user (or users) can, as Master Wu said while describing the Tornado of Creation, "create something, out of nothing."
  • Materialization - The user can also create organic or inorganic matter from nothing or create anything he or she wants, even souls or life, either as finished objects or simply unfinished elements; the user has the power to make it a reality.
    • Matter Creation - The user can create any type of artificial, organic, or inorganic matter from nothing, as well any object, as demonstrated by Garmadon when he created the Colossus with his True Potential.
    • Constructs Materialization - Users can change anything into tools, objects, weapons, and other items and create structures/buildings of varying permanence. The users who have mastered this ability can use it for almost any situation, creating anything they need. Garmadon used this technique to aid his True Potential when creating the Colossus.
    • Matter Melding - User (or users) can cause separate and distinct items to combine into one new item. Some can fuse multiple different elements to make one new. This ability can extend to morphing and reshaping existing matter on physical contact.
    • Matter Alteration - Users are capable of transmuting matter into different forms. They are capable to create and absorb matter and energy, shape, and rebuild it into anything of their choosing.
  • Elemental Manipulation - The user can manipulate and create the basic elements of nature (Fire, Earth, Lightning, and Ice), due to Creation comprising them.
  • Materio-Ergokinesis - Users can manipulate creative energy.
    • Energy Wave - The user can release a wave of energy that sends opponents flying.
    • Energy Infusion/Strike - The user can infuse themselves or an object with energy to increase the strength of their blows.
  • Illusion Manipulation - The user can create and manipulate illusions that are realistic enough that those who enter them through a portal will believe what they see is real.

Abilities via Mega Weapon

After forging the Four Golden Weapons into the Mega Weapon, Garmadon was able to use Creation to grant him a variety of different abilities.

  • Wish Granting - As demonstrated by Garmadon using the Mega Weapon, the user has the ability to grant himself wishes, as long as they don't destroy anything.
    • Duplication - By granting himself wishes, Garmadon was able to use Creation, to create evil doppelgängers of the Ninja and duplicate the original ninjas' elemental powers as well.
    • Elemental Manipulation - Since the Mega Weapon was made from the Four Golden Weapons, it possessed the power to allow it's user to manipulation the Elements of Creation (Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Earth), along with other secondary elements. This could be accomplished by granting wishes to yourself.
      • Time Manipulation - By granting himself wishes, Garmadon was able to use the Mega Weapon to allow him to manipulate Time.
        • Time Travel - As demonstrated by Garmadon using the Mega Weapon, the user has the ability to travel through time. This can be accomplished by granting yourself wishes through the Mega Weapon.
        • Resurrection - By granting himself wishes through the Mega Weapon, Garmadon used Creation to turn back time and resurrect the Grundle to hunt the Ninja.
      • Mind Manipulation - As demonstrated when the Mega Weapon was destroyed, it was able to erase the memory of anyone who wasn't present at its destruction. However, creatures that have abilities such as the Serpentine or the The Overlord, weren't affected the the memory wipe as demonstrated that the Serpentine remembered Garmadon had a Mega Weapon and the Overlord knew that once the Ninja destroyed Garmadon's Mega Weapon, it ended up on a comet in space.
  • Disintegration - The Mega Weapon's powers can disintegrate anyone who doesn't have his or her own elemental powers. This is seen when the weapon disintegrated a pirate who tried to steal it from Garmadon[2] and a Nindroid who touched the Mega Weapon fused with the Golden Weapons on the comet.[3] However, if a person has their own elemental powers, the Mega-Weapon won't be able to disintegrate them.[4]

Notable uses

Prior to the series

Creation existed in the Realm of Oni and Dragons as the primary power of the dragons. When the child was born to the Dragon and the Oni and was able to control both, Creation and Destruction, they fought for him until he left the realm. First Spinjitzu Master then used Creation to create a new realm - the realm of Ninjago.[5]

When the sons of the First Spinjitzu Master went to buy tea in Ouroboros, they were attacked by bullies, but they used Spinjitzu for the first time without thinking and defeated the bullies.[6]

Thousands years ago, when Wu and Garmadon went fishing, Wu wanted to go to the Serpentine Valley. However, they were caught by Pyro Vipers and imprisoned. They were freed by a young sorceress, Aspheera, who wanted them to teach her Spinjitzu. Unlike Garmadon, Wu kept his promise and taught her Spinjitzu. However, when she overthrew King Mambo V and wanted to conquer Ninjago, Wu and Garmadon stole the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu from their father, that were able to strengthen their powers. Wu then defeated Aspheera with the powerful power of the Forbidden Spinjitzu.[7]

During the second Battle for All of Time, Wu used Spinjitzu several times to defend himself against Vermillion's attacks.[8]

Pilot episodes

Way of the Ninja

When Kai is attacked by Samukai, Wu saves him using Spinjitzu.

The Golden Weapon

When Kai first met Jay, Cole and Zane, Wu used Spinjitzu to quickly change their clothes into their colorful gi.

Weapons of Destiny

When the ninja are attacked by the Skulkin, they use the Tornado of Creation to create a huge Ferris-Wheel, where they imprison the Skulkin.

Rise of the Snakes

The Snake King

When the ninja are forced to fight Samurai X in Ouroboros, they used the Tornado of Creation to create a huge slingshot and attack the Samurai Mech, which blocks it.

The Royal Blacksmiths

When Wu and Garmadon are attacked by the Craglings in the Realm of Madness, they both use Spinjitzu for defense.

The Rise of the Great Devourer

When Wu fights Pythor in the Serpentine Express, he uses Spinjitzu. However, he is stopped when Pythor hits him with his staff.

Day of the Great Devourer

When the ninja are attacked by the Great Devourer, they use the Tornado of Creation to create the Ultra Sonic Raider to fight the Devourer.

Legacy of the Green Ninja

=Darkness Shall Rise

Pirates vs. Ninja

Double Trouble

Ninjaball Run

Child's Play

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

When the ninja come to the Lost City of Ouroboros, Wu uses Spinjitzu and shows himself to Garmadon.

Later, when Kai is attacked by Samukai, Wu saves him using Spinjitzu.

The Day Ninjago Stood Still

When the Stone Warriors attack Wu and Misako, they use Spinjitzu to defend, but do not win.


The Surge

When the ninja and Wu agree to split up, they all use Spinjitzu and split up. Later, when Wu tells them his plan, they do the same.


Stiix and Stones

When Wu teaches Nya to become the Water ninja, he tells her that Samurai X cannot do Spinjitzu, when he shows his own tornado, and that he cannot create his Elemental Dragon, when he summons his own dragon to show it to Nya.

The Crooked Path

When Ronin apparently tries to escape from Steep Wisdom with R.E.X., he is chased by the ninja and Wu, who summons his dragon and rides it with Misako.

Curseworld, Part I

When Wu is captured by the ghosts and imprisoned with the other inhabitants of Stiix, he summons his dragon, which frees them from the cage.

Curseworld, Part II

When Misako is captured by The Preeminent, Wu uses Spinjitzu to save her.

Later, when the Cursed Realm is destroyed by Nya, Wu summons his dragon to save Morro, but he doesn't want to.

Season 7: The Hands of Time

The Hands of Time

When Acronix attacks Wu, he uses Spinjitzu to defend himself.

Sons of Garmadon

Big Trouble, Little Ninjago

As the Sons of Garmadon surround a village that refuses to surrender, Garmadon used his True Potential to create the Colossus to prove his power.

March of the Oni


When Nya is attacked by the Oni, Wu uses Spinjitzu to save her.

When Lloyd gets an idea how to defeat the Oni, each ninja, Wu, and Garmadon then use Spinjitzu to create the Tornado of Creation to defeat the Oni.

Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Wasted True Potential

When Wu wants to give a lesson to a ninja and asks them to defeat him in a fight, they argue, for which Wu jumped into the air and when he hit his staff on the ground, he caused a big wave of energy, which he threw the ninja on the ground.

A Cold Goodbye

When the ninja steal the Traveler's Tea, Wu takes the Scroll of the Forbidden Spinjitzu and waits for the ninja in the hangar bay. When they refuse to give him the tea, he attacks them with the power of Creation but is defeated by the ninja.

Master of the Mountain

Dungeon Crawl!

When the Lava Monster shoots lava at Wu, he uses Spinjitzu and deflects it.

The Island

The Tooth of Wojira

When Wu unties Misako from the pole, they are attacked by a Rumble Keeper, but Wu easily defeats him with Spinjitzu.

The Virtues of Spinjitzu


In order to teach the ninja the Virtues of Spinjitzu, Wu used Creation to create a portal through which he transferred the ninja to the realistic illusion of Aspheera's pyramid.


Wu also added the illusion of the Pyro Whippers and a Lava Monster to the pyramid to teach Cole to find balance and defeat them. He also created another portal on the other side of the lava pit.


Another portal transferred the ninja to the Speedway Five-Billion in Prime Empire, another illusion by Wu, where he also created the Whack Rats as opponents for the ninja and another portal on the finish line.


Another portal led to the Ice Castle in the Never-Realm, where Wu created the realistic illusion of the Ice Emperor, who staged a tournament between his samurai and Jay with Kai, wanting to teach them honesty.


Another illusion was the Dungeons of Shintaro with the illusions of the Re-Awakened and the Geckles, which Wu wanted to teach the ninja generosity.


Wu using his power of Creation

Wu's last illusion was the uncharted jungle on the Island of the Keepers, where he also created the illusion of three purple dragons that the ninja had to stop. When they did, Wu used his power of Creation to lift the illusion and explain to the ninja what they had learned.


The Turn of the Tide

When several Maaray Guards attack Wu, he easily defeats them by using Spinjitzu.

Notable users





Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 5: Possession

Ninjago: Decoded

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

The Island

Season 14: Seabound

The Virtues of Spinjitzu

Season 15: Crystalized



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  • In the pilot episodes, Wu performed actions that have been misconceived as genuine usage of Creation. In actuality, they were not.
    • He merely changed the ninja's clothing at incredible speed when he first gave them their starting ninja outfits, rather than creating the suits from scratch or using Spinjitzu.[10]
    • He appeared to have pulled a teacup from thin air as an example of what Creation could do, but he did not create the teacup.[11]
  • According to Tommy Andreasen, the reason Wu rarely uses Creation is that "power must be used with care. Wu is wise and knows not to overuse."[12]
  • Contrary to popular belief, Creation is not an element—it is an elemental essence, like Destruction.[1]
  • Creation originated in the Realm of Oni and Dragons, specifically being the main power of the dragons of said realm.
  • When the Overlord became the Golden Master and had the power of the Four Golden Weapons, it is possible that he had the power of Creation.
  • The power of Creation can be credited as being able to create entire landmasses, as the First Spinjitzu Master demonstrated.
    • The First Spinjitzu Master, however, was the most powerful user of Creation so it is currently unknown if his sons or anyone with the power could replicate the feat.
    • The First Spinjitzu Master also does not require materials to construct his creations,[citation needed] which could mean this level of Creation was exclusive to him.
      • This is likely because the First Spinjitzu Master possesses the Golden Power.
  • While in March of the Oni Creation resembles a golden fire, in Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu it resembles a golden lightning. It is unknown whether it is just a choice of design, or whether Creation can take the form of all the elements of Creation.
  • Although Creation is generally associated with gold, when Garmadon uses it with his True Potential, it's purple, like Destruction, his primary essence.
  • The Spinjitzu tornado of Creation changed during the show. While in pilot episodes it was very shiny chrome gold, since Rise of the Snakes it had a more orange color without shine and since Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu it was gold-milky yellow with a more cartoonish look, just like the other tornadoes in the WildBrain animation.
  • The exact relationship between Creation and Golden Power is unclear. Tommy Andreasen said to "Think of golden as creation,"[13] but when later asked if they were the same, he said, "Can’t get into that. Too complicated."[14]


Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Pilot episodes

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 5: Possession

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

The Island

The Virtues of Spinjitzu

Season 15: Crystalized

In other media


Foreign language Translation
Czech Stvoření
German Schöpfung
Polish Kreacja


Elemental Powers

Elemental essences

Creation · Darkness · Destruction · Energy · Golden Power

Elements of Creation

Earth · Fire · Ice · Lightning

Other elements

Amber · Form · Gravity · Imagination (non-canon) · Light · Metal · Mind · Nature · Poison · Shadow · Smoke · Sound · Speed · Time · Water · Wind

Movie elements

Creation · Earth · Fire · Green · Ice · Lightning · Surprise · Water