Not to be confused with the episode.
“Earlier, when pirates mutinied our ship and locked us in the brig, Captain Soto's journal mentioned they have been looking for a fabled dark island created out of evil itself.”
Lord Garmadon to the Serpentine in "The Stone Army"

The Dark Island (also referred to as the Island of Darkness) is the sister island of Ninjago. Originally part of the main island, it was split during the battle between the Overlord and the First Spinjitzu Master.

History

Formation

When the First Spinjitzu Master battled the Overlord for control of Ninjago, the latter's Stone Army threatened to overwhelm the former. In desperation, the First Spinjitzu Master used his powers to split Ninjago in two, with the Overlord's side becoming known as the Island of Darkness. Later, it sank to the bottom of the Endless Sea.

Pirates vs. Ninja

Many years later, a group of pirates, led by Captain Soto, sought the Island of Darkness. They set sail across the Endless Sea in their ship, Destiny's Bounty, but the navigation skills of No-Eyed Pete (or lack thereof) caused them to crash before they ever found the island. Later still, Lord Garmadon discovered mention of the island in Captain Soto's journal and became determined to find it himself.

The Stone Army

Lord Garmadon would not actively pursue this goal until after the loss of his Mega Weapon, at which point he informed the Serpentine Generals of the Island of Darkness. Despite Skales' skepticism, the generals accompanied Garmadon as he took a Rattlecopter over the ocean. However, Lord Garmadon was betrayed by Skales and pushed out of the Rattlecopter into the water below.

Ironically, Skales's betrayal led Garmadon to the object of his quest—when he next awoke, he found himself lying on the shores of the Island of Darkness. The Overlord appeared before him and led him through the jungle until Garmadon came upon a large boulder with four hand dials on its surface. Using his four arms, Garmadon turned the dials, causing the full Island of Darkness to rise from the sea.

The Day Ninjago Stood Still

At the Island, the Overlord has Garmadon scale up a mountain to show him the Celestial Clock.

The Last Voyage

Zane sends his Falcon to the Island, only for it to be shot down by a Stone Warrior. Later, the Stone Army were shown collecting Dark Matter.

Island of Darkness

The Ninja, having finally arrived on the Island, started to hide their Bounty to ensure the Stone Army can't find them. They later spotted the Temple of Light above one of the mountains.

The Last Hope

On the Island, Garmadon laments to the Overlord that he has to battle Lloyd to take over Ninjago. Meanwhile, the Ninja are using their new powers, which Wu tells them to stop because it might reveal their location. Later, when the team failed to put the helmet back on the clock in time, they fell off the cliff and into the Endless Sea.

Return of the Overlord

With the Garmatron ready, the Stone Army head to the coast of the Dark Island to fire the weapon at Ninjago. They left the Island through a portal, leaving the Ninja behind.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

The Ninjas' hopes are diminished because the Overlord is at Ninjago City and there is no way off the island. When they followed the Falcon, they found the Golden Mech, and the Ultra Dragon came to pick them up.

Codename: Arcturus

The Ninja went back to the Dark Island to the Temple of Light, where Lloyd gave away his Golden Power to the Ninja.

After the Final Battle

At one point, the Ninja returned to the Dark Island to retrieve the Fire Mech which would eventually be used to scale the Wailing Alps.

Shortly after the Battle of Stiix, Clouse journeyed to the Dark Island, intending to destroy the Temple of Light with the help of the Sky Pirates. Using his magic to influence the Dark Island, Clouse created storms off the coast of the Dark Island which would entrap fishermen long enough for the Sky Pirates to capture them. The fishermen were then taken to Digger's Deep and forced to mine for Dark Matter.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 1

The reports of missing fishermen prompted Misako and Ronin to sail to the Dark Island where they discovered Clouse's plan. They attempted to escape, but Ronin was knocked overboard while Misako was captured by the Sky Pirates. Despite Misako's warnings against doing so, Wu soon led the Ninja to go to their rescue, only for the Destiny's Bounty to be caught in a storm that scattered the group. Wu and Lloyd were soon reunited and began traveling inland aboard the damaged Bounty, while Jay and Nya encountered the Sky Pirates and were reunited with Ronin.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 2

Wu and the Ninja eventually discovered Clouse and his plans for the Dark Island.

Locations

Appearances

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 3: Rebooted

Season 4: The Tournament of Elements

Ninjago: Decoded

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Dark Island Trilogy

Video Games

Trivia

  • After being separated, the Island of Darkness and the Ninjago mainland appear as the symbol of Yin-Yang, to indicate an equal balance between Light and Shadow.
    • Just as the Yin-Yang symbol has a contrasting point in each of its halves, the Island of Darkness has a single area of Light (The Temple of Light).
  • The Island of Darkness and Ninjago are both shaped like dragons.
  • If the two islands were reunited, the Dark Matter from the Island of Darkness would most likely poison Ninjago.[1]

Gallery

References

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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