Not to be confused with the in-universe book.
“It is called the Desert of Doom. My data files are incomplete on this subject.”
“Really? Why do they call it that?”
“According to ancient legend, local tribes once worshiped a giant thousand year old beetle, named Beohernie. One day, for no apparent reason, Beohernie became displeased with their prayers, and destroyed their village.”
Zane and Lloyd

The Desert of Doom (formerly called Serpentine Valley) is a region of Ninjago. The Ninja traveled there and went to the Ancient Pyramid along with Clutch Powers, but accidentally freed Aspheera from her tomb. There is an Ancient Pyramid in this location that the Pyro Vipers sarcophagus were in after their tribe died off. This region has a giant scarab beetle named Beohernie in it. It was once a glorious Valley ruled by the Pyro Vipers during the ancient times of the First Spinjitzu Master.


Early history

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

A thousand years ago, the desert was a valley inhabited by ancient Serpentine, of which Mambo the Fifth 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 the Serpentine Valley. Garmadon reluctantly agrees, and they get 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 the Fifth. 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 Ancient 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 Ancient 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 Ancient 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.


Landmarks, Vehicles, and more


Anacondrai Tomb · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Boiling Sea · Caves of Despair · Chen's Camp · Chen's Island · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · The Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digiverse · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · 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 Island · Ninjago Sky · Prime Empire · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · The Lost City of Ouroboros · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest


Ancient Library of Domu · Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Empire Temple of Madness · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Gamer's Market · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden Workshop · Hono Mizu · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Lord Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Master Wu's Academy · 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 Resurrection · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Yang Tavern


Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Chain Cycle · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Clouse's Earth Mech · Condrai Crusher · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Garmatron · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · 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 High School · Ninjago City · Ninjago Island

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Fire Mech · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Water Strider · Green Ninja Mech Dragon


Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Blind Man's Eye · Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · BorgWatch · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Dapper Dan · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Health Boards · Helmet of Shadows · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Lava Zombies · Map of Dens · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Mirror of Fears · Obsidian Glaive · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Realm Crystal · Shrinking Pill · Starfarer · Teapot of Tyrahn · Temporal Vortex · The Serpentine Book · Ultra Hunt · Violet Berry Soup

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