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“Like a genie, only when he grants you wishes, you'll be wishing you never met him.”

Djinns were mystical beings capable of granting wishes. The only things a djinn cannot grant are love, death, and more wishes, or wishes for themselves. They are capable of granting wishes for themselves only after they marry and become a djinn king. They were presumably wiped out due to the destruction of its sister realm, the Cursed Realm, with Nadakhan being the last known djinn alive.

History

The djinns hail from the realm of Djinjago, the sister realm of the Cursed Realm. For a period of time, they would be periodically ruled by a royal line; however, one of their members, Nadakhan, eventually left the realm in pursuit of his own dreams.

Nadakhan returned to his home realm with his crew, only to find it collapsing. Khanjikhan explained to his son of the state, revealing Djinjago's sister realm the Cursed Realm had been destroyed and now it too will follow. Khanjikhan bestowed upon his son the Djinn Blade and the title of King before he told his son to avenge them, as he watched his son leave and dying with his people. This left Nadakhan the only known living djinn, in existence.

Nadakhan attempted to rebuild his lost home by using parts of Ninjago, as a makeshift Djinjago but his efforts were foiled by the ninja. As a result of Jay's wish to erase the events of the season, Nadakhan was left trapped forever and Khanjikhan would never have the chance to give the Djinn Blade to his son in the first place, resulting in the artifact's destruction and no chance of spreading the race's legacy.

Abilities and traits

Djinns are near-ethereal beings that are capable of flight and levitation, not unlike the inhabitants of their sister realm, Ghost Warriors. Djinns have the ability to move at incredibly fast speeds and teleport, making it nearly impossible to land a hit on one unless by tricking the djinn with a fakeout punch, then successfully landing a hit.[1] They also seem to have a great amount of longevity, as evidenced by Khanjikhan having lived since the end of the Stone Wars, although this may be contributed to his ability to grant wishes for himself. Likewise, djinns are able to shape-shift to a minor extent and even duplicate the abilities of those they impersonate, although this is possibly an ability exclusive to the royal line.

Additionally, djinns seem to be relatively immune to most poisons, as a djinn is able to survive against the venom of a Tiger Widow, which would normally kill a human with a single drop, while djinns are only exhausted by it. Though they have different appearances, djinns notably all have ethereal, ghost-like tails, orange skin, and black (or gray) hair, and four arms (though this may be exclusive to the royal line as well).

The most notable and iconic ability of a djinn, however, is their ability to grant wishes for others. Djinns are only able to grant three wishes per person and are unable to make others fall in love, cause a person to die, create more wishes for a person, nor can they use a wish for themselves. Djinns may even be able to grant wishes by implanting thoughts in others' minds.[2] However, a djinn and the wisher can use loopholes and wordplay to get around some of these rules through indirect actions However, this not always the case, as sometimes djinns will grant wishes automatically without their own consent, and they are required to do so upon hearing one. They also have the use of powerful magic and can use it for their own desire.[citation needed]

Sometimes wishes can overpower the set of rules or previous wishes. For example, Jay's final wish reversed the effects of all of the previous wishes he and his friends had made. In addition, the wish re-imprisoned Nadakhan in the Teapot of Tyrahn even though Soto had previously stated that wishing a djinn back into his teapot would be wishing harm upon someone. However, it's likely that individuals who made wishes in the alternate timeline, or at least those who made wishes and who remember it, could not make three more wishes even though the events were undone.[3]

The royal line of Djinn Kings are able to subvert most of these rules entirely, with a King gaining the ability to grant infinite wishes for himself upon marrying another on djinn land. Once the wedding ceremony is fulfilled, the Djinn King's wishes will manifest themselves in the form of blue energy spheres that are thrown at the intended target, depending on the manner and circumstance of the wish. However, it would appear a Djinn King's actions are still restrained by the rules of normal wishing, explaining why Nadakhan did not simply erase the ninja from existence after he gained infinite wishes: this would be causing harm.

Culture

Djinns are a group of beings from Djinjago. If they are asked for wishes, the Djinns grant them. But there are 3 rules. You can’t wish for death, love or more wishes. It is tradition that once a Djinn prince marries he becomes a King and is all powerful with infinite wishes, but the Djinn still must grant wishes for others. The Djinn Blade is passed down by royalty with the abilities to take souls from others.

Known djinns

Royal Family of Djinjago

  • Khanjikhan (formerly king; now deceased)
    • Nadakhan (formerly king; now a prince again due to the events of Skybound being erased)
  • Nadakhan's mother (formerly queen; now deceased)
  • Nya (briefly before the events of Skybound were erased)

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 6: Skybound

Tall Tales

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Season 14: Seabound

Books

Video games

Trivia

  • Currently, the only known djinns are Nadakhan, Khanjikhan, and Nadakhan's mother.
  • Djinns are able to wish for whatever they want except for love, death, and more wishes.
  • Due to Djinn Kings' wishes, Nadakhan has revealed to the ninja that he sought for the ultimate gift, which was unlimited wishes.
  • Zane mentioned there was a way to destroy a Djinn, though he was interrupted before he could finish elaborating and the method was never brought up again[4]
  • Djinns have aesthetically similar "tails" to those of the Ghost Warriors. This may be due to the fact that both hail from sister realms.
  • Although called "djinn" in the show, they more resemble mythical genies, as the word djinn is derived from an Arabic word meaning ghost, spirit, poltergeist and mostly it means demons and devils ; Djinns are mentioned in the Quran, a religious text of Islam.
  • A shapeshifted Nadakhan appeared to use Zane's ice power to freeze part of the Mega Monster Amusement Park roller coaster in "Infamous." Tommy Andreasen gave the explanation that it could be related to magic, which if true would mean djinn magic is able to imitate Elemental Powers.[5][6]
  • The Hageman Brothers have stated that Tox, the Elemental Master of Poison, could have the same effect on a djinn that Tiger Widow venom does.[7]
  • It's likely a djinn could grant a wish to bring someone back from the Departed Realm.[8]
  • Djinns cannot grant wishes to other djinns.[9]
  • The exact way of referring to the species varies between characters and mediums.
    • The plural form of "djinn" is unclear. For example, Lloyd says both "djinn" and "djinns" in the same scene in "Public Enemy Number One."
    • The name "djinn" is not capitalized in The Book of Spinjitzu but is capitalized in the Dark Island Trilogy in Wu's journal. As The Book of Spinjitzu is more recent, the former way can presently be considered the correct usage.
  • In "The Way Back," Nadakhan creates two statues of past djinn kings, with one of them being of his father, Khanjikhan. It is possible that the other one was of his paternal grandfather, but it is not confirmed.
  • In The Lair of Tanabrax it was mentioned that djinns have their own language, as Garmadon had lessons with his father about the djinns' language.

Gallery

Known djinns

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

References

Characters

Ninja

Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Nya · P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Skylor · Cyrus Borg · Falcon
Former members: Master Garmadon

Skulkin

Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai
Other: Skeleton figurehead

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus)
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · News Reporter · Vinny Folson

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Evil ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroid Army

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Master of Amber · Cole's grandfather · Griffin Turner's grandparent · Jay's mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
General: Morro
Ghost Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Karenn · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail
Other: Skreemers

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren
Other: Skeleton figurehead
Former members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City Police

Leader: Police Commissioner
Butchie · Coast Guard · Hounddog McBrag · Jimmy · Joe · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Police Officer · Prison guards · Simon · Tommy

Djinns

Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin
Other: Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"
Other: Colossus

Royal Family of Ninjago

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Faith
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former members: Iron Baron

Oni

Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Leader: Ulysses Trustable
Dwayne · Andrea Thomson · May Robsen
Former members: Ninjago City's former mayor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Explorer's Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former members: Dwayne · Misako

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Antonia · Jonesy · Leroy · Nelson · Spokes · Ten-Speed
Former members: Knuckles

Formlings

Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Avatars/NPCs

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Gamer Geek · Newbie Gamer · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

Re-Awakened

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Leaders: King Vangelis (formerly) · Queen Vania
Engelbert
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Manko · Meeha · Mid · Moe · Mood · Mudd · Murt · Murt Snr · Munce Sentries

Geckles

Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Merlopians

Leader: King Benthomaar
Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe
former leaders: King Trimaar · King Kalmaar

Warriors of Felis

Leader: Nineko

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adara

Puppets

Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody

Villagers

Hana · Obachan · Shin · Kenji · Uchida · Mrs. Uchida · Old Man Jiro

Snake warriors (non-canon)

Boa Destructor · Cobra Mechanic · Python Dynamite · Viper Flyer · Sneaky Snake

Red Crows

Leader: Mogra
Ultra Violet

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

Vengestone army

Leader: Crystal King
Council of the Crystal King: Harumi · Pythor · The Mechanic · Aspheera · Vangelis · Mister F
Vengestone Warriors · Vengestone Brutes · Vengestone Guards

New Ninja

Fuchsia Ninja · Orange Ninja · Pink Ninja · Teal Ninja · Yellow Ninja

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids

Other groups/sub-groups

Elemental Alliance · Fast Chickens · Kryptarium inmates · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · The Royal Blacksmiths · Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master · Spin Harmony · Stranded ninja · Time Twins · Treble Makers

Families

Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Royal Family of Djinjago · Royal Family of Merlopia · Royal Family of Ninjago · Royal Family of Shintaro · Skales' family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

In-universe fictional characters

Britts Subskian · Jack the Rabbit · Imperial Sludge · Master Whoosh (non-canon)

Non-canon

Barracudox · Bob Rattlebottom · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Flerry McFloyster · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Golden Ninja · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Insect Master · Ivy Walker · Jeremiah Bobblestein · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Larry · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Mr. Righty Tighty · Neido · Nobu · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Robot Manager · Ronin's daughter · Ronin's wife · Samurai warrior · Scott Digato · Seliel · Seliel's father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Wishmaster · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Adam · Bears (Kuma) · Beavers · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Fluffy · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Guide Parrot · Ice Behemoth · Ice bird · Ice Serpent · Leviathans · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Stone Hawk · Treehorn queen · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti (Krag) · Zane's Mino
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Dragon keeper · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Core) · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Pet dragon · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Thunder Dragon · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Unseen characters

Dr. Berkman · Grumbmiller · Sybex Tribe · Quanish the Elder · Trylle · Dr. Yost

Other

Announcer · Bank Boss · Barry · Benny · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Clancee's mother · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Egon the Extraordinary · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grimfax's advisor · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai villagers · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Johnny · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mary Louise's captain · Mascots · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Museum Curator · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Roise · Ronin · Rufus McCallister · Santa Claus · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble
Robots: Auto · Juggernaut · Robo Usher 3000 ·Tai-D

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