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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.

Forbidden Spinjitzu is a powerful dark counterpart of the martial art of Spinjitzu. A millennium 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 much 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 there would be 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 Wu did record the knowledge into his journal.
  • Despite the two having Forbidden Spinjitzu spinners and appearing to have the power in the promotional art, Kai and Nya are the only ninja who didn't perform Forbidden Spinjitzu.
  • It has a greater effect on "pure" individuals.[1]
  • The scroll caused P.I.X.A.L.'s eyes to glow despite her not having an element. This is because Forbidden Spinjitzu can operate on other sorts of power besides elemental.[2]


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Ninja abilities

Martial arts

Airjitzu · Art of the Silent Fist · Spinjitzu (Forbidden Spinjitzu · Spinjitzu Burst · Tornado of Creation)

Elemental abilities

Earth Punch · Elemental creations · Elemental Dragons · Elemental shields · Fury of the Storm · True Potential

Nindroid abilities

Falcon Vision · Zane's holographic cloak · Zane's visions

Dareth abilities

Animal fighting styles · Brown Power

Dancing techniques

Electric Jaya · Triple Tiger Sashay

Other abilities

Invisibility · Magic (Dark Magic) · Shadows · Shapeshifting · Time travel