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“The scrolls gave us powers we have never felt before. It felt as if . . . we had reached our True Potential in an instant. It was a wonderful feeling. And a terrible one.”
Master Wu in "Never Trust a Human"

Forbidden Spinjitzu is a dark powerful counterpart of the martial art of Spinjitzu. Ages ago, during the First Age, the First Spinjitzu Master created two scrolls containing the knowledge and power of the forbidden art. A young Wu and Garmadon took the scrolls against their father's wishes, using it to defeat the Serpentine sorceress, Aspheera.

By holding the scroll, the user is instantly granted incredible power, similar to when an Elemental Master accesses their True Potential. Consequently, it also induces aggression and corruption, seemingly causing users to become addicted to it via prolonged usage until the user becomes corrupted. It changes color when it corresponds with a different power. The Forbidden Spinjitzu is much stronger than regular Spinjitzu and can possibly banish or send someone or something to another realm, or even into another time.

Known Users

Types of Forbidden Spinjitzu


  • This is the third martial art that the ninja (except Kai and Nya) learned, the first was Spinjitzu and the second was Airjitzu.
  • Forbidden Spinjitzu appears incredibly stronger than regular Spinjitzu as shown in "Powerless" and "Never Trust a Human."
  • It's currently unknown why the First Spinjitzu Master created the art of Forbidden Spinjitzu in the first place.
    • Considering how the First Spinjitzu Master created the Realm Crystal to allow interdimensional travel but only when absolutely necessary and he only told it to his sons and no one else, it was probable that he invented the Forbidden Spinjitzu in case of an enemy too powerful to face with regular Spinjitzu alone.
      • It must be noted, however, that the First Spinjitzu Master hid the scroll and told no one, not even his sons, anything about its location, although as Wu did record the knowledge into his journal, it was probable that the First Spinjitzu Master allowed it.
  • Despite the two having Forbidden Spinjitzu spinners, Kai and Nya were the only ninja that hadn't performed Forbidden Spinjitzu.


In LEGO Ninjago

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

Nindroid abilities

Falcon Vision · Zane's holographic cloak

Other/Villain abilities

Magic (Dark Magic) · Shadows · Time travel

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