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“Our father used to tell us stories about the dragons, that they were mystical creatures that belong to both worlds and buried between them.”
Nya, "Weapons of Destiny"

Dragons are mystical creatures that originated from the Realm of Oni and Dragons, the first realm in existence. They were at war with the Oni.

The legendary beings are in tune with Elemental properties, due to many being masters of the four Elements of Creation. They are said to be connected to both Ninjago and the Underworld, enabling them to travel between the two worlds at will.

Master Wu once tasked four dragons linked to each of the four Elements to guard the four Golden Weapons, and they were generally not vicious unless the Weapons are threatened.

History

The dragons seen in Ninjago were descended from the dragons of the Realm of Oni and Dragons. The Firstbourne had all of the Elemental Powers of her spawn, and her offsprings constantly waged war against their arch enemies, the Oni (who were beings of Destruction, the polar opposite of Creation). When a child was born, the two sides fought over him until he left the realm. The child also struck a friendship with the Firstbourne when he tried to stop the war.

Later, that same child (the First Spinjitzu Master) would grow up to empower a group of humans with the powers he gained from the Dragons, the Elemental Masters. Together, the Elemental Masters and the First Spinjitzu Master would go on to protect Ninjago from the forces of evil that encroached on it.

Master Wu placed each dragon to guard one of the Golden Weapons, each in tune with its elemental properties. The dragons guarded the weapons for many years until an increase in Skulkin activity led Master Wu to believe that the weapons had to be retrieved before they could fall into Lord Garmadon's hands.

The four ninja had to avoid each of the dragons as they recovered the four Golden Weapons. When the Weapons were stolen by Garmadon, they discovered that the dragons only wanted to protect the Weapons, and would gladly aid the ninja in their quest. Afterward, each ninja kept the dragon matching their elemental properties as a pet, in addition to using them for transportation. This allowed the dragons to continue guarding the Weapons, as the four ninja wielded them in defense of Ninjago. As Jay decided to visit his parents, all four dragons were molting and had to leave the ninja. The ninja had to go on the journey to Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk on foot.

During their time in the Spirit Coves, the dragons morphed into the Ultra Dragon. It appeared during the fight against the Great Devourer and nearly defeated the creature. It briefly served as Lloyd's personal transportation until he mastered the Golden Dragon, most notably in "Ninjaball Run."

When the Overlord possessed Garmadon's body in "Return of the Overlord," he appeared as a humanoid dragon. As his power continued to increase in the following episode, he mutated into a full dragon.

During "Lessons for a Master," Firstbourne gave the Marooned Ninja dragons that correspond to their elemental powers. They use them to get out of the Realm of Oni and Dragons and into Ninjago. They also use the Dragons during "Green Destiny," where the dragons save the ninjas' allies from the Sons of Garmadon and used them against the Colossus.

Known Types of Dragons

There are eleven known types of Dragons:

Known Dragons

Hybrids

Trivia

  • Dragons do not have the power of Creation itself but do through their being types of Dragons that correspond to the four elements of Creation.[1]
  • The only elements they possess are the four elements of Creation and Wind.[2] It is unknown what the origins of the other elements are, or why the only secondary element they control is Wind.
  • All the seasons in the series have either a dragon or an Elemental Dragon appear. 
  • If Nya had a dragon as the original four ninja did, it may have been named "Flow".[3]
  • In Ninjago, there are also wild dragons without a specific element, such as Shintaran Ridgebacks or Grief-Bringer.
  • Several dragon skulls resembling those of the original four dragons, Ultra Dragon, and Golden Dragon are seen in the Oni land, but no dragons with these head shapes are seen alive in Hunted or any subsequent episodes.

Gallery

Concept art

References

Characters

Ninja

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

Skulkin

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

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Arcturus · Anacondrai generals
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
Mini Snakes: Golden Viper · Hypno Viper · Red Viper · Sly Viper · Toxic Viper · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Orange Viper · Translucent Purple Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · Vinny

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Bizarro 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 Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout

Nindroids

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

Anacondrai warriors

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: 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

Leaders: The Preeminent · Morro
Weapon Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren · Skeleton Figurehead
Former Members: Squiffy

Ninjago Police

Police Commissioner · Tommy · Simon · Noonan · O'Doyle · Jimmy · Police Officer · Night Watchman

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 · 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" · Colossus

Ninjago Royal House

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

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Heavy Metal
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

Leader: The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former Members: Mambo V · Mambo's Advisor

Blizzard Samurai

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

Formlings

Formling Leader · Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Nelson · Antonia · Leroy

Explorers Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former Members: Clutch Powers

Prime Empire gamers/AI

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · 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 · The Mechanic's Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

Awakened Warriors

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Skull of Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Vangelis · Queen Vania · Engelbert
Winged Guards of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Murt · Moe · Munce Sentries

Geckles

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

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Leader: Chief Mammatus
Poulerik · Rumble Keeper · Thunder Keeper

Other classifications

Avatars · Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids (ninja faction) · NPCs

Other groups/sub-groups

The Royal Blacksmiths · Treble Makers · Spin Harmony · Elemental Alliance · Kryptarium inmates · Ninja Replacements · Time Twins · Marooned Ninja · The Resistance · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · Fast Chickens

Families

Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

Non-canon

Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Green Screen Gary · Hibiki · Jesper · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Mr. Righty Tighty · Seliel · Seliel's Father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Master Whoosh · Mr. Wise

Creatures

Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Grundals · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Spykor · Starteeth · Treehorns · Wallopers · Yeti
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Earth Dragon · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Lightning Dragon · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wu's chicken · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Other

Announcer · Auto · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Cece · Christina · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Eileen · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Fugi-Dove's brother · Grimfax's Advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Hai · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jake · Jamanakai Villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Kaito · Laval · Lou · Magician · Mei · Michael Kramer · Milton Dyer's father · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Mrs. Dyer · Mystake · Museum Curator · News Reporter · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago Soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Rice Farmers · Robot dogs · Robo Usher 3000 · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Scoop · Security guards · Sentry General · Ship Captain · Tai-D · Talent show judges · Tito · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira · Dr. Yost

Animals

Species

Astro parasites · Bonepickers · Chickens · Dire Bats · Dragons · Electrocobrai · Fangfish · Giant spiders · Grundals · Lava Monsters · Minos · Mud newt · Purple bog frogs · Ravtures · Sand eels · Slugs · Spykor · Starteeth · Stone turtles · Swamp Rats · Tiger Widows · Treehorns · Vastodectrus Venemous · Venomasicus Tigrus · Wallopers · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Individual animals

Adam · Boreal · Chompy · Crabby · Earth Dragon · Fire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Firstbourne · Guide Parrot · Grief-Bringer · Ice bird · Ice Dragon · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Jungle Dragon · Lightning Dragon · Mister Whiskers · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Slab · Snickers · Stone Hawk · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's Baby · The Leviathan · Treehorn Queen · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wu's chicken · Wu's Dog · Zane's Mino

Ninjago Wildlife (LEGO.com)

Ash Bats · Bongo Tigers · Boogie-Woogie Bears · Burning Snakes · Burnt Fish · Chewie Goats · Dark Condors · Floating Cougars · Frozen Owls · Hot Air Baboons · Iceberg Whales · Lazy Bugs · Light Condors · Molten Moles · Ninja Bunnies · Ninja Squirrels · Ninja Tortoises · Polar Ice Bears · Rockslide Bats · Underworld's Boney Creatures · Wicked Spiders


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