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Not to be confused with the in-universe book.
“It is called the Desert of Doom. My data files are incomplete on this subject.”

The Desert of Doom (formerly called the Serpentine valley) was once a glorious valley ruled by the Pyro Vipers during the First Age that became a desert region in Ninjago thousands of years later. There is a pyramid in this location that the Pyro Vipers sarcophagus was in after their tribe died off. The ninja and Clutch Powers went to the pyramid but accidentally released Aspheera. This region has giant scarab beetles, and one particular giant beetle, Beohernie, was worshipped by local tribes in the region.


Early history

According to a legend, local tribes in the region worshipped a one-thousand-year-old giant beetle, Beohernie. Disappointed with its followers, it destroyed the village.

Thousands of years ago,[1] the desert was a valley inhabited by ancient Serpentine, of which Mambo V ruled. Humans were forbidden to enter the valley and Serpentine were not allowed to enter the land of men.

One day, a young Wu told Garmadon he wanted to go to Serpentine valley. Garmadon reluctantly agreed, and they got caught and thrown in a cell. Aspheera then freed them in exchange for friendship and Spinjitzu lessons, with only Wu keeping his end of the promise.

Over the course of many weeks, Wu would sneak off to teach her Spinjitzu. She succeeded and used her newfound powers to overthrow Mambo V. The brothers saved the valley by using the Scrolls of Forbidden Spinjitzu and had her thrown in a cell that cannot be opened with magic.

Questing for Quests

Clutch Powers excavated the pyramid out of the sands and refused to explore it.

A Rocky Start

The ninja traveled to this location to help Clutch Powers enter the pyramid. Once situated at an oasis, they are attacked by Beohernie. While making their escape on the Land Bounty, the beetle eats off a crucial component for the Bounty to work.

Defeated, the ninja take refuge atop a plateau, surrounded by two more giant beetles.

The Belly of the Beast

After a night spent in the desert, the ninja come to the conclusion that someone has to enter the belly of the beast itself in order for them to escape. Zane enters Beohernie's stomach and was pulled out by the ninja allowing him to escape with the part.

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

After meeting with Clutch Powers and convincing him to enter the pyramid, he and the ninja explore it with the help of Professor Powers' book, Booby Traps and How to Survive Them.

When the group enters the main chamber, they find an ancient locking mechanism (that Jay compares to a puzzle,) and ancients words on the wall. While Jay attempts to solve the puzzle, Zane reads the ancient text. It reads: “Beware, ye who enters the Serpent's tomb. For her anger nearly did consume all Ninjago until a foolish boy. With a staff of power, Her evil did destroy."

Realizing their mistake, Zane tries to warn Jay to stop, but it is too late, and the tomb is opened.

From the tomb, Aspheera, a serpentine sorceress awakens. She asks for the boy who locked her up, but the ninja don't know who she is referring to. After a quarrel, she notices Kai's elemental power and steals it from him to regain her true powers. After locking up the ninja in the crypt, she chases Clutch Powers out of the Pyramid.

She commands her army of Elemental Cobras to attack Ninjago City, as the pyramid erupts lava, and Professor Powers is sent flying into the city on a piece of rubble that blew off from the pyramid.

Ninja vs Lava

The ninja make their way out of the ancient pyramid as it collapses upon itself. As lava flows through the ancient crypt, the Pyro Vipers are awakened.

The ninja escape and find that lava has completely surrounded the temple. They are saved by P.I.X.A.L. in the ShuriCopter, as the temple continues to erupt.

Awakenings (flashback)

Zane gets a flashback about the Desert of Doom.

A Painful Promise

Aspheera returned to the Desert of Doom's pyramid before she was invited to join the Council of the Crystal King.



Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 15: Crystalized


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Jungles and forests: Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Forest of Tranquility · Glimwillow Woods · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Jankikai Jungle · Primeval's Eye · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Vermillion Swamps · Wildwood Forest
Mountains, caves and canyons: Caves of Despair · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Geckle Strong-Cave · Golden Peaks · Hollow's Bluff · Ice Cave · Haunted Hill · Mala-Wojira · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · No Man's Bluff · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Shintaro Mountain · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · The Teeth · Torchfire Mountain · Wailing Alps
Tombs and graveyards: Anacondrai Tomb · Cemetery of Souls · Constrictai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Graveyard of ships · Hypnobrai Tomb · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Venomari Tomb
Water areas: Black River · Boiling Sea · Endless Sea · Frozen pond · Hollow's Trench · Lightning Lagoon · Northern Ocean · River of Darkness · Shadow Bay · Spirit Coves · Tartarus Trench
Islands: Ninjago · Chen's Island · Dark Island · Dyer Island · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Island of the Keepers · Lighthouse Island · Squawk Island · Tiger Widow Island
Deserts: Desert of Doom · Sea of Sand
Other: Arctic (non-canon) · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Bottomless pit · Chen's camp · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · End line · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Ice labyrinth · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago wharfs · Ninjago Zoo · Outer space · The Pit · The Pit (Shintaro) · Rift of Return · Route 23 · Storm belt · Strangler's Path · Temporal vortex

Buildings and establishments

Temples, palaces, fortresses and monasteries: Anacondrai Temple · Castle of Ice · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Crystal Temple · Fire Temple · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garmadon's monastery · Hanging Temple · Ice Temple · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Merlopian Palace · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mountain monastery · Ninja Dojo Temple · Oni Temple · Palace (Shintaro) · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid of the Sphinx · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine Pyramid · Serpentine's underground fortress · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Felis · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira
Stores and establishments: Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garbage depot · Gas station · Geckle courthouse · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Kai's dojo · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison (Cell one) · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hall · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Park · Noodle factory · Repo yard · Ronin's pawn shop · Serpentine library · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Twitchy Tim's gas station · Vast Industries · Dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern
Houses and apartments: Cliff Gordon's estate · Dareth's apartment · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Hero's Suite · Sally's farm · The Mechanic's headquarters · Vermillion Dome of Doom
Other: Borg Tower (Borg Tower vaults) · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's Royal Arena · Dragon's Forge · Hall of Villainy · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Munce arena · Old electronics warehouse · Oni stronghold · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · S.O.G. Headquarters · Sewers · The Mechanic's warehouse · Tower of Tears (non-canon)

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina


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


Ethereal Divide · Grasslands

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

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