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“Rip the fabric between realms! Oni, I call upon you! Connect me to . . . the Departed Realm!”
Harumi, "Dread on Arrival"

The Departed Realm is one of the Sixteen Realms. This dimension is where the souls of beings from all known realms, including the Cursed Realm, Ninjago, and the Underworld, go to after they die. It has been shown to be very difficult to access through most normal means. The Realm Crystal was unable to open a gateway to it, while a large dose of Traveler's Tea can.[1]


At some point in time, the Departed Realm came into existence as one of many realms parallel to Ninjago. All of its deceased—save for the wicked and cursed, and disgraced warriors unable to come to terms with their death (instead being sent to the Cursed Realm and Underworld respectively)—would have their souls sent to this realm upon death, where they would rest in eternal peace unless disturbed.

Later, when the First Spinjitzu Master created the Realm Crystal, he was unable to connect its powers to the Departed Realm, with the artifact lacking the sheer power to do so.[citation needed] This left the Departed Realm the only realm that was inaccessible to the Realm Crystal.

The Last Voyage (flashback)

Samukai, desiring an invent to manufacture weapons of war for the Skulkin army, used Resurrectea to revive Dr. Julien, bringing his soul from the Departed Realm and returning it back to his body in Ninjago.

Weapons of Destiny

Attempting to wield all four Golden Weapons at once, Samukai was quickly overwhelmed by the power and disintegrated in the attempt. With his form in the Underworld destroyed, Samukai's lost soul was left to drift to the Departed Realm instead.

Pirates vs. Ninja

Having recently created the Mega Weapon, Garmadon attempted to figure out its abilities and in the process accidentally wished for Captain Soto and his crew of Pirates to come back to life. Drawing upon Garmadon's power and energy, the Mega Weapon brought back the souls of Captain Soto, No-Eyed Pete, the First Mate, and the rest of the crew from the Departed Realm. However, one of the resurrected souls, attempting to wrest the Mega Weapon from Garmadon's hands, would be destroyed by the overwhelming power and sent back to the Departed Realm once again.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

After Lloyd defeated the Overlord with his Golden Power and purified all of Ninjago, Kozu and the entire Stone Army were all destroyed and sent to the Departed Realm.

Some time afterward, Dr. Julien would pass away once more due to old age, with his soul returning to the Departed Realm.

The Titanium Ninja

After Zane sacrificed himself to defeat the Golden Master with his Ice; Cryptor, Min-Droid, and most of the Nindroid army were destroyed, sending them to the Departed Realm.

Curseworld, Part II

After Nya killed the Preeminent with a tidal wave, the Cursed Realm was subsequently flooded and destroyed, causing all of the cursed residents to be destroyed and sent to the Departed Realm instead, including Morro, Chen, the Ghost Warriors, the Anacondrai Warriors, and Garmadon. The only "survivor" was Clouse, who managed to saw his way out of his cage and escape, but somehow lost his mortal body and became a ghost.

The Way Back

Seeking to reunite with his love Delara, Nadakhan used one of his infinite wishes to bring her soul back from the Departed Realm, placing it inside of Nya's body. Later, when the Djinn was struck with the venom of the Tiger Widow, his power faded, causing Delara to be sent back to the Departed Realm.

After Nya was killed by the Tiger Widow venom, Jay used his last wish to reverse all events that had transpired since their escape from the hospital, thus erasing Nya's death and returning her soul from the Departed Realm.

Following the return of the Djinn Blade to Djinjago, its apparent destruction alongside its realm of origin would release the souls of Khanjikhan, his predecessors and their enemies, sending them to rest in the Departed Realm instead.

Day of the Departed

On the Day of the Departed, Yang used the catalyzed magic of the Yin-Yang Eclipse to enhance the Yin Blade, tricking Cole into using its abilities to cut a rift from the Departed Realm to Ninjago for him to return. Using the Yin Blade's magic, Yang was able to bring back the souls of Samukai, Kozu, Cryptor, Chen, Morro, two Stone Swordsmen, two Stone Scouts, three Nindroid Warriors, Eyezor, and Zugu from the Departed Realm, placing their spirits in statues modeled after their original bodies.

With the Yin Blade's magic only being able to keep the souls in Ninjago with the power of the Yin-Yang Eclipse, Yang instructed the resurrected villains to use the Departed Blades to switch places with their enemies, sending them back to the Departed Realm instead once the eclipse ended. Despite the efforts of the resurrected souls, however, all were defeated by the ninja and sent back, with Morro, in particular, having instead made peace with his former master and enemies by telling of what's occurred, before letting his soul go on unheeded to the Departed Realm of its own free will.

Dread on Arrival

Harumi uses the three Oni Masks to create a portal to the Departed Realm in order to resurrect Lord Garmadon at the Temple of Resurrection, which was created out of the remains of the Royal Palace. From within the portal, the sounds of Garmadon's spirit becoming mortal can be heard. However, the Ninja were able to stop the ritual before its completion, closing the portal. Despite this, however, the Ninja's efforts were in vain; Garmadon had returned to Ninjago after the temple was left abandoned and the Sons of Garmadon were arrested.

Two Lies, One Truth

Struggling with the good that remains within him, Lord Garmadon reveals to Harumi that his true motivation for reaching his True Potential is to defend Ninjago against a new darkness. During his time in the Departed Realm, he witnessed a frightening "everlasting night", and fears that it will threaten the world his father created as well.

The Kaiju Protocol

While attempting to create a portal to the Never-Realm with a strong dose of Traveler's Tea, Wu and P.I.X.A.L. accidentally open a portal to the Departed Realm, and The Preeminent comes out of it. P.I.X.A.L. defeats the Preeminent and drags it back to the Monastery where they send it back to the Departed Realm.



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

Ghost Warriors

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

Anacondrai Cultists

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

All the Anacondrai Cultists are in the Departed Realm, except for Clouse, who is a ghost after escaping the Cursed Realm, and eventually got himself banished to the Underworld. Another associate of the Cultists, the Mechanic, is alive.


Almost all of the Season 3 Nindroids are in the Departed Realm, except two that are alive arrested at the Kryptarium Prison, 4 Nindorids stored in the Borg Tower Vault and some 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.

Stone Army

  • 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 the Departed Realm 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.


  • Samukai (formerly resurrected during the Yin-Yang Eclipse, now departed once more)


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




Oni/Dragon Hybrids

Oni/Dragon/Human Hybrids


Blizzard Samurai




LEGO Ninjago

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu


  • The Departed Realm was first revealed as an official realm in "Day of the Departed."
  • If ghosts remain in Ninjago for too long without a vessel, they will begin to depart and will then be sent to the Departed Realm.
    • While this seems to occur after months for Cole, side stories used Clouse without his ghost fading away. However, not only was Cole a ghost in Ninjago for longer, Clouse is currently trapped in the Underworld, another realm of the deceased.
  • The Departed Realm has by far the most deceased souls of any realm.
  • Though the realm is populated by many people, in "Day of the Departed," the villains resurrected by Yang did not know each other.
  • It is the only confirmed realm in which the Realm Crystal cannot open a portal to get to.[2]
  • Morro is the only villain who allied with the Ninja during the Yin-Yang Eclipse.
    • He was also the only one to willingly return to the realm after making his amends.
  • It is unknown if this realm will ever be visited, although technically several characters have made it their place of permanent residence, off-screen.
  • It may be impossible for a being's spirit to ever truly die, as even "deceased" beings like cursed ghosts and skeletons go on to the Departed Realm if their bodies are destroyed (cursed ghosts formerly simply returned to the Cursed Realm, until it was destroyed).
  • It is unknown where the Grasslands where the First Spinjitzu Master appeared with Lloyd are.
  • It is unknown whether residents of realms besides Ninjago, specifically the Cloud Kingdom and Chima, go to the Departed Realm upon death.[3]



Landmarks, Vehicles, and more


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) · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ice Labyrinth · 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 · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago Sky · Nom (non-canon) · No Man's Bluff · Oni Land · Ouroboros · Prime Empire · Primeval's Eye · River of Darkness · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro Mountain · 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 · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest


Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · 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 Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Museum of History · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern


Battle Wagon · Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · 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 · Cyber Dragon · 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 · Garmatron · Ghost Cycle · Ghost Taker GT · Golden Master's Mech · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jalopy · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Nindroid MechDragon · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · 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 · Lloyd'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 · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Water Strider · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Garma Mecha Man · Ninja Helicopter · Shark Mech · Piranha Mech · Manta Ray Bomber · Flying Jelly Sub

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 · 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


Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Blind Man's Eye · BorgPad · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Replica · Cole's Guzzler · Credits · Cyrus Borg's Statue · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Helmet of Shadows · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Manifestation Gate · Map of Dens · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Mirror of Fears · Obsidian Glaive · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Perfect Match Console · Police Commissioner's Model Boat · Ramne Noodle Cart · Realm Crystal · Route 23 · Scroll of Airjitzu · Shrinking Pill · Starfarer · Teapot of Tyrahn · Temporal Vortex · Thermal Kinetic Inverter · Traveler's Tree · Ultra Hunt · Underworld Helmet · Vast Industries

Metaphysical Concepts

The Balance · Death · Souls

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