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Cursed Realm   The Preeminent    
“The Cursed Realm is the Preeminent, and the Preeminent is the Cursed Realm. Son, you're in the belly of the beast.”
Garmadon to Lloyd in "Curseworld, Part II"

The Cursed Realm was one of the Sixteen Realms. It was a network of dark and cavernous channels, branching off each other to form a gloomy maze. It served as the doom of the cursed souls who once dwelt the Sixteen Realms, and also as the stomach of the Preeminent. In order for the living to cross over to this realm, a portal was necessary for transportation. Most lose their bodies upon entering the realm through death, but those banished while alive retain their bodies within the realm. Only Lloyd has escaped the realm alive with his living body, while most come back as ghosts.

The realm was not only a location but also an embodiment of a being. It served as The Preeminent who sought to curse the Sixteen Realms. Following The Preeminent's demise, the Cursed Realm was flooded by the Endless Sea and destroyed, with nearly all its inhabitants being killed and passing onto the Departed Realm, their final resting place. The only known survivor, Clouse, would go on to cause further chaos in Ninjago shortly afterward.

Due to several spirits passing from here onto the Departed Realm, villains such as Chen and Morro were able to be resurrected on the Day of the Departed.

History

At an unknown point in time, The Preeminent came into existence alongside the rest of the Sixteen Realms, with her body being the Cursed Realm, acting as the sister realm to Djinjago. The Cursed Realm would eventually go on to function as the afterlife of the most wicked souls in all of the Sixteen Realms, with its prisoners being converted into Ghost Warriors. Despite this, others of less twisted morality ended up in the Cursed Realm as a result of enemies and other acquaintances banishing them there, with their bodies being disintegrated upon entering the Cursed Realm.

Spellbound

After the end of the Serpentine War, Garmadon used the spell to banish Arcturus and the five other Anacondrai Generals into the Cursed Realm as punishment for their war crimes, with the six of them having their souls banished.

The Day of the Dragon

Clouse, attempting to get rid of Garmadon once and for all, summoned a portal to the Cursed Realm using his Magic. Despite his initial triumph, Clouse himself was instead thrown inside by Garmadon, though he managed to keep his body, presumably due to his Magic.

The Corridor of Elders

With the transformed Anacondrai warriors overwhelming everyone, Lloyd was forced to free Arcturus and the other generals from the Cursed Realm, with Pythor explaining that the powers granted to them as a result of becoming Ghost Warriors could be used to defeat the Cultists. However, as a consequence, Garmadon was banished, trading places with the generals, allowing them to enter Ninjago. Even as a portal to the Cursed Realm was opened, Arcturus and the generals cursed the Cultists, destroying their Anacondrai forms and banishing them to the Cursed Realm. Even as the portal closed, however, the Preeminent succeeded in allowing her commander Morro to escape out into Ninjago.

Kingdom Come

While touring the Ninja around Cloud Kingdom, Fenwick explained the Cursed Realm's status as one of the Sixteen Realms, revealing the inside of the realm to them through an illusion.

Curseworld, Part I

Retrieving the Realm Crystal, Morro proceeded to use its power to open a portal to the Cursed Realm, its strength slowly increasing to allow the entire realm to enter Ninjago. When Lloyd attempted to destroy the Realm Crystal and seal the Cursed Realm away, the Preeminent dragged him into her essence to prevent her plans from being thwarted, even as the entire Cursed Realm entered Ninjago.

Curseworld, Part II

Entering Ninjago, the Preeminent proceeded to devour several civilian souls, dragging them into the Cursed Realm and giving her strength. Meanwhile, Lloyd, recovering from his defeat, navigated the tunnels of the Cursed Realm, evading the Ghost Warriors within and briefly passing by an imprisoned Chen and Clouse, who had yet to be converted into ghosts. Discovering his father chained to the Realm, Lloyd briefly reconciled with him, and with Garmadon's motivation, Lloyd succeeded in escaping through the mouth of the Preeminent.

In order to destroy the Cursed Realm, the Ninja attempted to cripple the foundations of Stiix and drop The Preeminent into the Endless Sea, only for beast to possess the entire city, fusing the Cursed Realm and Stiix together into a massive, ethereal form. With her new body, The Preeminent chased the remaining civilians out into the Endless Ocean, attempting to devour their souls. However, when Nya unlocked her True Potential, she summoned a massive tidal wave that destroyed The Preeminent and the Cursed Realm, killing all of its inhabitants, with the only known survivor being Clouse. Notable deaths in the realm's destruction included Chen, Garmadon, and Morro, as well as all the Anacondrai warriors and the rest of the realm's prisoners.

Later, as a result of the destruction of the Cursed Realm, its sister realm, Djinjago, began to fall apart as well.

The Hatching (Flashback)

While Wu is recalling the events of the Serpentine War, the scene showing Garmadon banishing the Anacondrai Generals to the Cursed Realm is shown.

Characters who were trapped in the Cursed Realm

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 5: Possession

Ninjago: Decoded

Trivia

  • The reason why Garmadon, Chen, and Clouse were not ghosts while in this realm might be because people decompose inside rather than dying when entering.
  • In an interview with Dan and Kevin Hageman, they hinted that there may be consequences to destroying a realm, foreshadowing the destruction of Djinjago due to its status as the sister realm of the Cursed Realm.
  • Despite the deaths of the Ghost Warriors being linked to their connection with the Cursed Realm, thirty of them managed to survive, as would have Morro had The Preeminent not dragged him into the Endless Sea. It's possible the Ghost Warriors that died had simply been hit by some of the water from the tidal wave, and too wounded to fly, fell into ocean below as a result.
  • If someone is banished to the Cursed Realm, and the person who cursed them is also cursed, then the people who were cursed first are freed.
  • Lloyd is the only living being to escape the Cursed Realm alive. Clouse managed to return to Ninjago but had been turned into a ghost.

Gallery

Landmarks, Vehicles, and more

Locations

Abandoned Village · Anacondrai Tomb · Ancient Pyramid · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Bottomless pit · Caves of Despair · Chen's Camp · Chen's Island · Chen's Monastery · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Geckle Strong-Cave · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ice labyrinth · Infinity Maze · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala Wujira · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago Sky · Nom (non-canon) · No Man's Bluff · Oni Land · Ouroboros · Prime Empire (Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina · Side-Scrolling Platform · Infinity Maze) · Primeval's Eye · Repo yard · River of Darkness · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro · Shintaro Mines · Shintaro Palace Gardens · Side-Scrolling Platform · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Vlad Tutu's Dance Class · Wailing Alps · Well of Souls · Wildwood Forest

Buildings

Battle Arena · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Domu · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Gamer's Market · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden Workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Hono Mizu · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Old Electronics Warehouse · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · Shintaro Palace · Skull Keep · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · · Underground Library · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Vehicles

Battle Wagon · Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Blue Dragon · Chain Cycle · Chenosaurus · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Cliff Gordon's Yacht · Clouse's Earth Mech · Cole's Earth Mech · Condrai Buggy · Condrai Crusher · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Empire Dragon · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Fire Stone Mech · Firstbourne Mech · Flying Speeder · Garmatron · Ghost Cycle · Ghost Taker GT · Golden Master's Mech · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jalopy · Jungle Chopper Bike · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Nindroid MechDragon · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Racing Bike · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Security Mech · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Skulkin Mech · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion Ship · Warrior Bike · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's Bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Other Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago City · Ninjago · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's Apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Flying Jelly Subs · Garma Mecha Man · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Ninja Helicopter · Piranha Mechs · Manta Ray Bombers · Quake Mech · Shark Mech · Water Strider

In-Universe Books

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · Book of Spells · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Desert of Doom · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Ninjanuity · Ninjelligence · Serpentine Book · Starfarer · Wu's Lesson Book

In-Universe Video Games

Conic the Ratboy · Counter · Dancy Pants · Fist to Face · Lava Zombies · Lightning Larrikin (non-canon) · Pinball Racer (non-canon) · Prime Empire · Sitar Legend · Turbo Street Brawler

Artifacts

Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · Helmet of Shadows · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Map of Dens · Map of Fangs · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Mirror of Fears · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Realm Crystal · Scroll of Airjitzu · Teapot of Tyrahn · Underworld Helmet

Portals and Gateways

Blind Man's Eye · Glitch · Manifestation Gate · Rift of Return · Temporal Vortex

Other

BorgPad · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Cell One · Cliff Gordon's Replica · Creatures Beasts & Beyond · Credits · Cyrus Borg's Statue · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Energy Cubes · Fangpyre skeleton · Fireblock SPF-3000 · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Kai Action Figures · Kai's Headband · Minidroid Chess · Mystery Dust (non-canon) · Original Prime Empire arcade cabinet · Perfect Match Console · Police Commissioner's Model Boat · Ramne Noodle Cart · Route 23 · Samurai X suit · Shintaro Wings · Shrinking Pill · Soda guzzler · Thermal Kinetic Inverter · Traveler's Tree · Ultra Hunt · Vast Industries

Metaphysical Concepts

The Balance · Death · Souls

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