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No one lives forever.

Death is the all-encompassing force that eventually affects all humans, ghosts, Serpentine, and several other beings from Ninjago and the other realms. It is the typically permanent cessation of a living or undead being's ability to exist in the mortal world, usually due to damage and/or the destruction of a being's physical body. However, it is possible to return in various ways.

Known deceased characters



  • All Skulkin are undead except Samukai, who was sent to the Departed Realm.


All the other Anacondrai are dead except for Pythor, who is the last survivor. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Stone Army

  • General Kozu (formerly resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)
  • Stone Warriors
  • Stone Swordsmen (two were resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)
  • Stone Scouts (two were resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)

All the Stone Warriors are dead except at least one or two Giant Stone Warriors, who may be the last survivors. One is currently in Kryptarium Prison, and the other one, if it isn't the same warrior, is trapped in a sinkhole under the Ninjago Museum of History.


All the Season 3 Nindroids are dead except some, who are alive in Kryptarium Prison and others, who were reprogrammed and became Cyrus Borg's Security Droids. Three of them were resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, but they are now departed once more.

Anacondrai warriors

  • Master Chen (formerly resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)
  • Zugu (formerly resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)
  • Eyezor (formerly resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)
  • Kapau
  • Chope
  • Sleven
  • Krait

All the Anacondrai Warriors are dead, except for Clouse, who is a ghost after escaping the Cursed Realm, and eventually got banished to the Underworld. Chen's daughter, Skylor, and an associate of the Warriors, the Mechanic, is alive.

Ghost Warriors

Many other ghosts are in the Departed Realm, sent there after the destruction of the Cursed Realm.


All the other Djinn are dead, except Nadakhan, who is the last survivor. He is currently imprisoned in the Teapot of Tyrahn.



Oni/Dragon Hybrids

Oni/Dragon/Human Hybrids


Blizzard Samurai

Sky Folk



  • Grundles (one formerly resurrected by the Mega Weapon, now departed once more and one in Primeval's Eye)
  • Guide Parrot (formerly; resurrected by the Mega Weapon)
  • Yeti (except for Krag, who's is the sole survivor)
  • Many Animals


Realms of the Deceased

In the Sixteen Realms, there were a total of three known realms for the dead to continue to dwell after their passing. Of the three, the Departed Realm seems to be where the dead are naturally meant to go, as when a being who was sent to the other two is destroyed, their spirit will move on to the Departed Realm.

  • Departed Realm (possibly for all denizens of all Realms)[2]
  • Underworld (for fallen warriors who were disgraced in battle, and don't accept or realize their passing)
  • Cursed Realm (for those whose souls are cursed; destroyed)

Returning to life

Death can be also thwarted, but the ways that this can be accomplished are generally considered immoral, as it goes against the natural order of the world. Likewise, the consequences of such methods can prove too dire or even worse than death itself. These are some ways that have been used to defy death:

  • Resurrectea (temporary postponement of death, requires the deceased individual's body to be present to ingest it)
  • Rift of Return (requires powerful magic from the Yin-Yang Eclipse to sustain)
  • The power of the Yin Blade (places victim into a state of ghost-like limbo; destroyed)
  • Being wished into the body of another living being by a Djinn King (possession of another person)
  • Killing one's murderer (or one closely associated with the circumstances that caused their death) with a Departed Blade
  • Magic/Dark Magic
  • Escaping from the Cursed Realm or Underworld (escapee is left in an undead state of being, either skeletal or cursed; Cursed Realm destroyed)
  • Resurrection by the Mega Weapon (massive energy toll on user required; destroyed)
  • Reversing time on the corpse of the deceased (can be negated by Tomorrow's Tea)
  • Escape from the Departed Realm (requires a massive amount of catalyzed magic to sustain indefinitely)
  • Imprisonment in the Djinn Blade (indefinite, unconscious limbo for all eternity)
  • Oni Masks (when they are united; exclusive to those of Oni descent; two masks destroyed)
  • Skull of Hazza D'ur (can resurrect skeletons that obey their necromancer; destroyed)
  • Within the Prime Empire video game world


  • Although no skeletons have been released since 2015 that have arms with ball and socket joints which allowed them to move all the way out to the side and all the way around, all skeletons in Ninjago have hands made this way, except Skulkin and Re-Awakened, who use a newer version of the hands. The reason for preserving the original hands is probably that the skeletons can be in better and more diverse positions.
  • Interestingly, although all the other skeletons in the show have the same design as the real LEGO skeletons, the Fangpyre skeleton in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" looks like a real skeleton, although in "Green and Gold" it turns out that Serpentine has the same skeletons as humans.


In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

In The LEGO Ninjago Movie



Prophesized figures

Green Ninja · Golden Ninja · Golden Master

Metaphysical concepts

The Balance · Death · Souls