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“When I realized it wasn't something in front of me that held me back, but something inside me, I found a deeper power. A Dragon power.”
Zane about unlocking his Elemental Dragon to the Elemental Masters in "The Day of the Dragon"

Elemental Dragons (also known as Power Dragons) are metaphysical creatures created by the Elemental Masters. They are the physical manifestations of the souls of their Elemental Masters; by conquering and controlling their fear, the Master can summon their respective dragon at will. Conversely, the dragon will instantly vanish if its Master loses control of their fear. The Elemental Dragons have powers similar to that of their respective Elemental Master; and if said Masters are under extreme duress or danger, their Elemental Dragons can merge together and still wield their own elements. They can also fly, making them useful transportation. As a result of their emotional and physical relations to their Elemental Masters, Elemental Dragons age and develop alongside their summoners.

History

Legacy of the Green Ninja

Island of Darkness

After the Ninja grant Lloyd the Elemental Powers they'd just regained, the heroes do battle with the Stone Army, using their Elemental Blades. Lloyd summons the Golden Dragon to dispatch their foes from the Temple of Light.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

Lloyd used his Golden Dragon for the first time, against the Overlord in the final battle after becoming the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master.

After the Final Battle

Sometime after the Final Battle, Lloyd used the Golden Dragon to stop the Venomari from burning down a village.

After defeating them, Lloyd made his Golden Dragon disappear and tried to land on the Ultra Dragon, only for it to go towards another direction. Lloyd re-summoned his Golden Dragon and followed the Ultra Dragon to the Spirit Coves.[1]

Rebooted

The Surge

Lloyd arrived in New Ninjago City, riding the Golden Dragon, in order to aid the Ninja. After the Digital Overlord takes control of the city, the Ninja flee with the Techno Blades, as Lloyd, saddened by his uncle's sacrifice, follows on his dragon.

Blackout

After failing to create a bridge, out of a mountain, with his Golden Power, while trying to perfect his power as the "Ultimate Spinjitzu Master," Lloyd summons the Golden Dragon to create a bridge of gold for him and his father.

Codename: Arcturus

After Lloyd returns the Ninja's Elemental Powers, at the Temple of Light, thus giving up his Golden Power, he is no longer able to summon the Golden Dragon. Though he does retain an Elemental Dragon, it doesn't appear until much later.

The Tournaments of Elements

Versus

Zane dreamed of the Titanium Dragon chained in a cave. He tries to escape and is about to be eaten before being woken up by P.I.X.A.L.

Spy for a Spy

Zane found himself in another dream about the Titanium Dragon, only to be awoken by Cole.

Spellbound

Lloyd unleashed the Energy Dragon while he was free-falling onto Chen's Island by facing his fear of falling.

The Day of the Dragon

Lloyd used his to travel the island to find Skylor after the Ninja were alerted of Chen's plan. As he did so, Karlof stated to an amazed Griffin Turner he wishes he could do that.

When Zane fell into a cave completely identical to the one in his dreams, he saw the Titanium Dragon again. He tried to use his powers to force it back, though his Ice went through it, in addition to P.I.X.A.L. trying to tell him it was in his head. Upon accepting he is now the Titanium Ninja instead of the White Ninja, Zane acknowledges the dragon wasn't real. P.I.X.A.L. told him his power was rising as he unlocked the Titanium Dragon.

At the same time, Kai and Skylor were captured and Kai witnessed as Chen used his daughter as the power source he needed to complete the spell, effectively turning the both of them, as well as Kapau and Chope (in addition to Garmadon and the other Warriors) into Anacondrai. Accepting Skylor's new form and learning her feelings for him are mutual, Kai unlocked the Elemental Fire Dragon and used it to escape.

When the Cultists escaped and headed off to Ninjago, Lloyd attempted to follow them on his own as he was the only Elemental Master with a dragon. However, Zane, Kai, and Skylor returned, telling the Masters it was fear and doubt that prevented them from unlocking their dragons. With this, the twelve remaining Masters unlocked their Elemental Dragons and used them to return to Ninjago City.

The Greatest Fear of All

Riding a day after Chen, the Elemental Masters returned to Ninjago City to find the Anacondrai Warriors haven't attacked. While the Ninja, Nya, Garmadon, and Skylor headed for the Samurai X Cave, the other masters took off on their dragons to keep watch. The Ninja then used their dragons to fly to Kryptarium Prison to find Pythor and back. When Chen's trucks approached Ninjago City, Shadow led the masters to summon their dragons and prepare to take them head-on, only for the trucks to divide to conquer. The masters split up to intercept a truck each while the Ninja also took on a truck. After Skylor realized the trucks were pulling the masters away from the people, Master Wu ordered them to stop the trucks. When they did, they saw the trucks were empty and lost their dragons out of fear.

The Corridor of Elders

Without their dragons, the Ninja and the Masters took the trucks and returned to the Samurai X Cave. According to Gravis, almost everyone lost their dragons; despite this, they still managed to defeat the cultists when Garmadon had himself banished to have them cursed.

Possession

Winds of Change

The Ninja used their Elemental Dragons to track down and capture a giant fish that was terrorizing a nearby fishing village. Later, when they were using their powers to help advertise Wu's new tea shop, an unusual wind storm unexpectedly took them away. It was that night they learned the reason: Morro, the late Elemental Master of Wind, had possessed Lloyd, and was thus able to suumon a corrupted version of Lloyd's Energy Dragon.

Ghost Story

Morro pursued the de-powered Ninja on the possessed Energy Dragon in the air, and managed to ground the Destiny's Bounty along with taking Wu's staff which contained clues to the First Spinjitzu Master's tomb.

Stiix and Stones

After Morro unlocked Airjitzu, he summoned his dragon and used it to pick up Soul Archer before flying away from Stiix.

The Temple on Haunted Hill

After it began to rain, Morro summoned his dragon to move onto the next clue.

Skybound

Infamous

Since joining to be the newest Ninja on the team, Nya as the Water Ninja is seen to have successfully created her Elemental Water Dragon.

Public Enemy Number One

The Ninja rode their Elemental Dragons to the Monastery of Spinjitzu.

Misfortune Rising

Upon receiving a letter that his father passed away, Jay used his elemental dragon to fly to Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk.

My Dinner With Nadakhan

In an attempt to find the mainland, Lloyd uses his Energy Dragon to search the vast ocean away from Tiger Widow Island . In the end, even he cannot sustain the energy for an extensive time and barely manages to return to the island with the remaining stranded Ninja.

Wishmasters

When Lloyd enabled Jay and Nya to escape from Nadakhan, the two Ninja were unable to materialize their Elemental Dragons due to Jay's injuries and Nya's fear for him. When they locked hands during their fall, however, their trust in each other replaced their fear and their combined powers created a hybrid dragon, allowing them to escape.

Operation Land Ho!

Jay summoned his dragon to find allies to help him stop the wedding. He would later summon it to chase after Squiffy and Bucko before they could warn Nadakhan. However, he was forced to let Bucko go and used his dragon to reach the land going up to Djinjago.

The Hands of Time

The Attack

In spite of warning from his friends, Lloyd summons his Elemental Dragon, in order to take out the Vermillion, attacking the temple, from below.

As his friends warned, Lloyd is scared, causing his dragon to disappear. As he follows, Kai summons his Elemental Dragon to save him, but is unable to make it fast enough. Fortunately, Samurai X saves him in its mech.

Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea

Kai and Nya created the Fusion Dragon to traverse through the Boiling Sea. Later, when Kai and Nya needed to escape the Boiling Sea, they summoned the Dragon again.

After the Vermillion left the Ninja fall into the Sea, the Dragon was summoned to save them.

Lost in Time

To help aid in the battle, Kai and Nya used their dragon. However, Nya jumped off to retrieve the Reversal Blade. Without her, the Dragon disappeared. It reappeared once they reversed time, and Kai, Nya, and Wu follow the Time Twins into the vortex.

March of the Oni

Endings

When Lloyd met the First Spinjitzu Master, he also found out that he was with the Golden Dragon.

Known Elemental Dragons

Trivia

  • Being an extension of the owner's person, each Elemental Dragon is a different entity depending on the user.[2][3]
  • All of the Ninjas' Elemental Dragons, including Wu's, have appeared in at least one set, except for the Elemental Water Dragon and the Hydroelectric Dragon. However, some may see the dragon from 70602 Jay's Elemental Dragon as the Hydroelectric Dragon rather than the Elemental Lightning Dragon, and the 2016 Character Encyclopedia also seems to view it as such.
  • After discovering that Zane unlocked his Elemental Dragon, Jay referred to them as Power Dragons, which could be another name for them.
  • The Golden Dragon was the first Elemental Dragon to be shown in the TV series. Fittingly, its scale with its owner compared to that of other Elemental Dragons and their masters shows that it is the largest of them all.
  • Jacob appeared in a cameo in "The Greatest Fear of All" with the other Elemental Masters. Tommy Andreasen stated "They picked him up", indicating he did not unlock his dragon like the rest of them.[4]
  • A dull gold-colored Dragon appears in a flashback in "Spellbound," being ridden by an unidentified Elemental Master. The dragon's appearance strongly resembles that of the Gravity Dragon, yet its rider is not the Elemental Master of Gravity.
  • Two minor weaknesses in using an Elemental Dragon, as revealed in The Greatest Fear of All, is when the user is shown to have great fear, they will lose control of the dragons. The other is shown in "My Dinner With Nadakhan," is that the energy to sustain the dragons comes from its respective master. If he or she uses it for too long on one trip, his or her own energy will run out and the dragon will vanish. As another consequence, the Elemental Master must wait for a time before his or her energy is restored.
  • In "Wishmasters," Jay and Nya create the very first hybrid Elemental Dragon: mix of their Water and Lightning powers to create a Hydroelectric Dragon possessing both elemental qualities.
  • Skylor, Morro, Acronix, and Krux are the only Elemental Masters who haven't unlocked their Elemental Dragons on-screen or have been said to have done so. In Morro's case, he used a corrupted version of Lloyd's dragon, but never his own, as he is not "a person who rests in himself and has overcome this fears".[5]
    • Although since Wu is revealed to have an Elemental Dragon, it's unknown if Garmadon ever had an Elemental Dragon, as his only active element was ever Destruction. He later did unlock his True Potential and could use Creation but never summoned it.
  • For the purpose of preventing the Ninja from being too overpowered, Elemental Dragons are not used in Season 8 or Season 9.[6] No canon explanation is given in the show, though it is implied to be connected to Wu's disappearance as given in the non-canon novel, Way of the Departed.
    • On September 11, 2019, Tommy Andreasen said in a tweet that at some point the reason why the Ninja no longer use Elemental Dragons might be explained.[7]
    • The same was done for Airjitzu.
  • In "Green and Gold" and "Endings," the design of the Golden Dragon is different than what it was in Season 2 and Season 3.

Gallery

References

Ninja abilities

Martial arts

Spinjitzu: Forbidden Spinjitzu · Spinjitzu Burst · Tornado of Creation
Other techniques: Airjitzu · Animal fighting styles · Art of the Silent Fist · Triple Tiger Sashay

Other Elemental abilities

Earth Punch · Elemental Creations · Elemental Dragons · Elemental Shields · True Potential

Other/Villain abilities

Magic (Dark Magic) · Falcon Vision · Shadows · Time travel

Characters

Ninja

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

Skulkin

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

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Arcturus · Pythor · Anacondrai Generals
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
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

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
General Kozu · Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warrior · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scout

Nindroids

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

Anacondrai warriors

Leader: Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Krait · Sleven

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

Leader: The Preeminent
Morro · Chain Master Wrayth · Blade Master Bansha · Scythe Master Ghoultar · Bow Master Soul Archer
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Howla · Ming · Spyder · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail · Yokai

Sky Pirates

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

Ninjago Police

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

Temple of Airjitzu Ghosts

Leader: Master Yang
Yang's Students: Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

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

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Harumi · Lord Garmadon
Killow · Ultra Violet · Mr. E · Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · 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 · Skullbreaker · Arkade · Muzzle · Daddy No Legs · Chew Toy · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior" · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot
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

Leader: 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 · 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
Sushimi · Sushimi's Sushi Chefs · Sushi Waitress · Avatar Harumi
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Allies: The Mechanic · Captain Soto · Ultra Violet · Ritchie · Richie · The Mechanic's Henchmen

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Ritchie · Richie

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

Geckles

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

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Prophesized Figures

Golden Master · Golden Ninja · Green Ninja

Non-canon

Barracudox · Cardinsto · Carridi · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Gahrann the Dreamer · Gary · Genn · Hibiki · Jesper · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Moe · Neido · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · 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 · Geoatomic Rock Monsters · Grundals · Ice Behemoth · Ice Serpent · The Leviathan · Monster Sushi · Mud Monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · 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 · Wind Dragon
Elemental Dragons: Elemental Earth Dragon · Elemental Fire Dragon · Elemental Form Dragon · Elemental Gravity Dragon · Elemental Lightning Dragon · Elemental Metal Dragon · Elemental Mind Dragon · Elemental Nature Dragon · Elemental Poison Dragon · Elemental Shadow Dragon · Elemental Smoke Dragon · Elemental Speed Dragon · Elemental Water Dragon · Energy Dragon · Golden Dragon · Master Wu Dragon · Morro Dragon · Titanium Dragon
Combination Dragons: Ultra Dragon · Hydroelectric Dragon · Fusion Dragon

Other

Bizarro Ninja: Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane
Auto · Beavers · Benny · Dr. Berkman · Bob the Intern · Brad Tudabone · Cathy · Circus Clown · Cliff Gordon · Cragger · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Finn · The Fold · Fugi-Dove · Gene · Grimfax's Advisor · Grumbmiller · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's Mother · Harumi's Father · Jake · Jamanakai Villagers · Jay Vincent · Johnny · Juggernaut · Dr. Julien · Khanjikhan · Khanjikhan's Father · Laval · Lou · Michael Kramer · Mistaké · Nadakhan's Mother · Ninjago City's Mayor · Ninjago Soldiers · Nobu · Patty Keys · Postman · Restaurant Owner · Rice Farmers · Robo Usher 3000 · Rodrigo · Roise · Rufus MacAllister · Sally · Ship Captain · Sparring Robot · Tai-D · Talent Show Judges · Tattooed biker · Tour Bus Driver · Vlad Tutu · Warden Noble · Wohira · Dr. Yost

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