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Lord Garmadon is the power-hungry Lord of Destruction, as well as the revived evil form of the ninja's former mentor, Master Garmadon. He is the First Spinjitzu Master's firstborn son, Wu's older brother, Misako's estranged husband, and Lloyd's father. Garmadon grew up learning the art of the ninja alongside his brother. As a child, Garmadon was bitten by the Great Devourer and infected with evil, which led him down a darker path through which he would be continually tempted during his time as one of Ninjago's heroes. Around the time of the Serpentine War, Chen had Garmadon sign Wu's love letter for Misako, leading her to choose Garmadon. Misako had a son named Lloyd, whom he cared for deeply despite his corrupted soul. Ultimately, he lost himself to the venom's influence and became an evil warlord, banished to the Underworld after a climactic battle with Wu.
After allying with the Skulkin and Serpentine to claim the Golden Weapons, Garmadon later joined The Overlord—only to be used as a vessel for his rebirth. After Lloyd defeated The Overlord, Garmadon was purified of evil and reunited with his family, hoping to atone for his misdeeds.
Garmadon became a master, and during the Nindroid crisis, he grew closer to his son. After Zane sacrificed himself, Garmadon and the ninja journeyed to an island to rescue Zane. There, they were caught up in a conflict with Master Chen and his cult. Garmadon was banished to the Cursed Realm in a bid to defeat Chen's army. Later, during the ghost's invasion, Lloyd met with his father one last time and wore his robes into battle. When the Preeminent was drowned by Nya, Garmadon died in the Cursed Realm's destruction and passed on to the Departed Realm.
Lloyd honored his father's life by pursuing the role of a master. In time, however, a criminal syndicate known as the Sons of Garmadon sought to resurrect Garmadon's evil form. Harumi led the group to success, reviving Garmadon as a monster with no good left in him. After nearly killing Lloyd and seemingly defeating the ninja, Garmadon reigned as Emperor Garmadon and wreaked havoc across Ninjago City.
He oppressed its citizens and sought out his son, who led a brave Resistance. After Wu and the original ninja returned to Ninjago, Lloyd defeated Garmadon by refusing to fight, and his father lost his powers. Garmadon was sent to Kryptarium Prison but warned of coming darkness.
When the Oni invaded, Garmadon managed to convince Lloyd to release him, to help the ninja fight. After using the Tornado of Creation with Wu and the ninja to vanquish the Oni, he headed off to parts unknown.
- 1 History
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Age
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Personality and traits
- 6 Weapons and abilities
- 7 Vehicles
- 8 LEGO.com descriptions
- 8.1 Original
- 8.2 Rebooted
- 8.3 Tournament of Elements
- 8.4 Tournament of Elements (Ninjagopedia)
- 8.5 Pilot (2017 Museum)
- 8.6 Rise of the Serpentine (2017 Museum)
- 8.7 Legacy of the Green Ninja (2017 Museum)
- 8.8 Rebooted (2017 Museum)
- 8.9 The Tournament of Elements (2017 Museum)
- 8.10 Sons of Garmadon
- 8.11 2019
- 9 Appearances
- 9.1 Sets
- 9.2 Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- 9.2.1 Pilot episodes
- 9.2.2 Mini-movies
- 9.2.3 Season 1: Rise of the Snakes
- 9.2.4 Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja
- 9.2.5 Season 3: Rebooted
- 9.2.6 Season 4: Tournament of Elements
- 9.2.7 Season 5: Possession
- 9.2.8 Season 6: Skybound
- 9.2.9 Day of the Departed
- 9.2.10 Season 7: The Hands of Time
- 9.2.11 Season 8: Sons of Garmadon
- 9.2.12 Season 9: Hunted
- 9.2.13 Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu
- 9.2.14 Season 10: March of the Oni
- 9.2.15 Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu
- 9.2.16 Prime Empire Original Shorts
- 9.2.17 Season 12: Prime Empire
- 9.2.18 Season 13: Master of the Mountain
- 9.2.19 Season 14: Seabound
- 9.2.20 Ninjago: Reimagined
- 9.3 Books
- 9.4 Video games
- 10 Etymology
- 11 Behind the scenes
- 12 Trivia
- 13 Videos
- 14 Gallery
- 15 References
- Main article: Garmadon/History
In his current form, Garmadon is a tall, four-armed man with a demonic visage. Following his resurrection in Sons of Garmadon, Garmadon gains a modified appearance of his "Lord" form from The LEGO Ninjago Movie. He now wears black samurai armor that has the characters "evil" in Ninjargon, is cracked on the left side of his chest, and reveals his exposed rib-cage, which has purple oozes (maybe evil) coming out of his body, along with a towering horned helmet. The sash around his waist is now navy blue and he is similar to his appearance before he was turned good, a difference being that the glint in his eyes is now yellow instead of dark gray and his teeth aren't always visible. It is unknown if resurrected Garmadon has hair.
In his youth, he had brown hair that varied in shade, but is usually depicted on the darker side. As a child, Garmadon appeared as a normal boy with a bowl-cut. Originally, his face appeared identically to his son's at the same age, while his eyebrows have changed and his eyes appear larger in more recent appearances. As a young teenager, he had long, tousled hair tied up with a purple bandana, identical to Lloyd in The Island. He had a small scar on his left cheek. He wore a dark blue chestplate and pants with a purple belt and brown knee pads. He also wore brown shoulder pads. As an older teenager/young adult, he had a swept-back, tousled hairstyle similar to Lloyd's original teenage form. He wore a black kimono with red kanji, showing his status as a Spinjitzu Master. Because of the Great Devourer's bite, in the final stages of his corruption, his skin became pale and his eyes turned red, like the Bizzaro ninja he created.
Upon being struck by lightning and falling into the Underworld, he gained a very similar appearance to Mystake's true form. His body became completely black, with white facial markings, exposed ribs, and visible teeth. His hair gained a spiked/on-end appearance while turning black like the rest of his body. He wore a purple sash around his waist, his old ninja-obi with the upper part torn off, and later gained Samukai's helmet—a silver samurai helmet with a bone on it.
His time in the Realm of Madness gave him four arms, a gray armored chestplate, and a darker helmet. After arriving on the Island of Darkness, he gained a new helmet that also gave him control over the Stone Army, which he wore until Dareth took possession of it.
At the end of "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master", Garmadon was reverted to a normal man, free of the evil energy that had corrupted him. He appeared as an old man similar in appearance to Master Wu, but with a full head of graying hair instead of a white beard. His old outfit had been transformed into the "special" kimono his brother wore in "Battle Between Brothers," a predominantly black kimono with white sleeves and golden Chinese characters are written on the front of the kimono.
In Rebooted, his face is slightly different, and he has donned an official master gi that was mostly black with a white sleeved, gray overcoat and a green belt, along with a crest of a black dragon in a gold circle. This same symbol appears on his back.
In The Tournament of Elements, his gi remained mostly black, but its design was altered to have gold accents. His hair appears to be a darker shade of gray than before. It was also revealed that he had an Anacondrai tattoo on his back from his days as Chen's right hand. He later turned into an Anacondrai but was reverted to normal after his banishment to the Cursed Realm.
Garmadon is thousands of years old. He and his younger brother's long lifespan is a result of them being the sons of the First Spinjitzu Master, who also lived for thousands of years before finally succumbing to his mortality. According to Mystake in "Two Lies, One Truth," this is due to their Oni blood, in addition to their dragon heritage.
Garmadon and his brother have a peculiar aging pattern. Ages ago, they were children when he was bitten, and they grew to be young men by the time their father passed away. Their aging stagnated at some point, and a millennium later, they were still physically in their late teens during the events of the Serpentine War, as Garmadon stated in "Only One Can Remain" that he was Lloyd's age while training under Chen. Decades later, they were physically in their early thirties when he was banished. Only a mere decade later, by the beginning of the events of the series, they both appeared as old men, though Garmadon would only show his true age after he was purified of his evil.
For possible explanations on Garmadon and Wu's seemingly rapid aging, see the Trivia section.
- Main article: Garmadon's relationships
Personality and traits
As a small child, Garmadon was described as being "thoughtful and caring". While his younger brother, Wu, was impatient and reckless, he was cautious of disobeying their father. He appeared to have a stubborn streak, as he was frustrated when he couldn't understand his father's wisdom and refused to trust Aspheera on the grounds of her being a snake, nearly coming to blows with Wu over the latter. However, he was willing to put aside his differences with his brother to defeat the sorceress. After Garmadon and Wu stopped Aspheera's rule over Ninjago and both lost their father's trust, their personalities changed, with Garmadon becoming reckless and impatient while Wu became the responsible one.This as a result, led to Garmadon being bitten by the Great Devourer, and beginning to take on darker, more megalomaniacal aspects to himself, which caused him to turn against his family even when they sought to help him. He would suddenly become temperamental and experience aggressive outbursts. As a teenager, he was in denial over the fact that anything was wrong with him, while it was clear to his brother and father he was no longer the same boy. He did his best to fight the evil within him, showing great determination by keeping the beast's venom from fully controlling him for ages.
Under Chen's influence, the Great Devourer's venom would continue to grow and pester at him. As a result of his master's teachings, Garmadon felt the need to win at all costs and would even resort to blatant cheating in order to achieve his goals. He would even go so far as to lie in order to win Misako's heart, though, despite all this, his true, good side managed to prevail at times, such as through guilt and virtue.Likewise, when Chen sought to ally with the Serpentine, Garmadon managed to summon enough of his strength to resist the temptation given to him by both his master and the venom and refused, siding with his friends and family. During the war, he went on to fight with bravery and displayed great intelligence after creating the Serpentine's only known weakness, the Sacred Flutes.
Decades after his victory during the Serpentine War, despite his love of Misako and their son, Garmadon eventually was unable to fight on any longer and ultimately succumbed to the influence of the Great Devourer's venom. Under its control, he became noticeably far more sinister and megalomaniacal, ruthlessly insulting his father's legacy and showing no hesitation attempting to murder his brother over the Golden Weapons. Upon being banished to the Underworld, his evil continued to fester as he mercilessly stole Samukai's authority, refusing to give up, even in exile.
From there, he would hone his skills of manipulation, and afterward also displayed mocking sarcasm to his enemies, relishing in their dilemmas. He was also noticeably vengeful towards his brother, even more so as a result of his banishment and because he blamed Wu for the Great Devourer infecting him.One thing that the venom of the Devourer failed to suppress, however, was his love for Misako and Lloyd; this same quality was enough for Garmadon to briefly side up with Wu in order to rescue Lloyd from the Serpentine; even saving Wu several times and genuinely thanking him for watching over Lloyd. Likewise, he was unable to bring himself to harm Lloyd, even under the influence of the Overlord, instead feigning eagerness to fight, when in reality he was insecure over his deteriorating relationship with his loved ones. Indeed, he would also fight back the venom by offering to save Misako by having her rule at his side and also showing betrayal upon learning she had tricked him.
After being purged of the Great Devourer's venom after countless years of scheming and manipulating, Garmadon's true, good side finally begins to show through; However, as a result of his crimes, he was left to feel tremendous guilt. To cope, he began to live in solitude, training pupils to defend themselves, and was extremely pacifistic, relying exclusively on the Art of the Silent Fist in combat. Despite this, he was unwilling to let his personal guilt place his loved ones in danger, and he promptly withdraws his vow in order to later rescue his son and friends. Additionally, Garmadon would later refuse to take hostages, regardless of who they were, in order to accomplish any goals.
As a master, Garmadon was also noticeably different in that while his brother was generally more cryptic and vague, Garmadon was far more down-to-earth and practical, making his advice and instruction to the ninja more direct and not hesitating to emphasize their wariness of his former master Chen. He also acted very fatherly to his son and built a greater relationship with him.Ultimately, without the venom of the Great Devourer, Garmadon proved to be incredibly selfless as well; upon the need, he willingly had himself banished to the Cursed Realm in order to save Ninjago from the Anacondrai warriors and likewise emphasized the defeat of the Preeminent over his own safety. Because of his virtuous and altruistic side, for a time, Garmadon changed his legacy from that of a vile Dark Lord to a benevolent hero, his good side being remembered forever by his friends and family.
Once resurrected via the Oni Masks, initially it appeared that all of Garmadon's positive traits were obliterated; he himself proclaiming that of all his previous roles, only one returned—destroyer. All of Garmadon's love for his son and family, something even the Great Devourer's venom could not destroy in his previous evil self, had all but vanished. This was seen when Garmadon had shown no remorse or hesitation in attacking his son, wife, and de-aged brother.
His desire to dominate and lust for power is all that remains in his soulless heart. Despite this, Lloyd still believed there was some part of his father left within him and desperately attempted to bring this out of the newly reborn Garmadon, but to no avail.
Since then, Garmadon has shown his brutality and willingness to do anything to stay in power, whether that be threatening or even killing members of his own loyal forces, even Harumi herself, should they fail him. As Ninjago's dictator, he shows little mercy to those who ally with or may harbor his son, capturing them should they be found.
In spite of all this, a strange oddity exists within his behavior. Garmadon has shown slight bits of mercy. Besides, not killing any of the ninja's allies and sparing Harumi, despite her failures, Garmadon has shown mercy to Lloyd. Initially facing him without holding back, and thus, unlocking his True Potential, Garmadon didn't finish Lloyd off. This was seen again, when he did the same as his Colossus creation was on the verge of crushing his son and his friends and stopped after hearing his son's pleas.
Confused by his own persistent hesitance, Harumi helped Garmadon realize that though only his Oni side resurrected, his affection for Lloyd still encompassed all parts of him. When Harumi became his honorary daughter and she died, Garmadon was deeply saddened and enraged at Lloyd and tried to destroy Ninjago City. Despite this rage, Garmadon later saved Lloyd from certain death twice and implored him to fight him rather than killing him instantly. Garmadon revealed that his true motivation for unlocking his True Potential was to become powerful enough to defend Ninjago against a dark new threat he witnessed while in the Departed Realm, showing that despite his evil, he truly wanted to protect Ninjago and he greatly respected what his father created, though his desire was to ultimately conquer it.
It was likely his desperation to save Ninjago that eclipsed all his previous attachments. Garmadon accepted defeat after he lost his powers, asking Lloyd to finish him without bothering to continue fighting, and instead of showing rage when Lloyd spared him, he chose to warn his son of the incoming darkness, even going as far as to uncharacteristically plead to his son to believe him as he is taken to Kryptarium Prison, apparently entrusting the responsibility of defending Ninjago from the dark threat he saw to his son.Garmadon's desperation to save Ninjago from the Oni makes him fully willing to actually call his son and ask for his help. Although he was still considered the ninja's archnemesis and he treated them rather condescendingly, he is not heartless, as shown by how he repeatedly saves Lloyd even though he claimed it was to increase their chances of victory and attempts to fathom the ninja's sadness after Cole was thought to have died. His time with the ninja during the Oni invasion impacted him to the point he developed a longing to understand humans and be one of them; he even willingly gave the Armor of the Golden Master to them so that they can reforge the Golden Weapons to battle the Oni. With the understanding about Garmadon's true intent clear to them, the ninja are more than happy to let Garmadon battle against the Oni leader Omega in return. Although at first, he refused to join the ninja to create the Tornado of Creation, Garmadon had a change of heart and aided them in defeating the Oni for good. Despite being relieved that the Oni were gone and the ninja were victorious, Garmadon decided to leave. However, Garmadon did take time to look back at Wu, who briefly bids him farewell, leaving on an amicable note in spite of his crimes.
Weapons and abilities
- Destruction: Garmadon has the ability to control the elemental essence of Destruction. He is able to create Destruction daggers to help him in combat, and he is able to gain more power by battling opponents. After being bitten by the Great Devourer, his power became unbalanced. After being purified of evil after the Overlord's defeat, Garmadon's Destruction returned to balance. After being resurrected by the Oni Masks, he uses Destruction in combat for the first time, manifesting it as purple energy, similar to when he was possessed by the Overlord, in the form of blasts, shields and strong explosions. He can also use Destruction to telekinetically choke and even tear apart others from certain distances, as he did with Mr. E, as well as enhance his strength to superhuman levels, which makes him able to easily break through brick walls. He was even powerful enough to blast both his son, his brother, and Firstbourne of the top of Borg Tower greatly weakening all three of them.
- Spinjitzu: Like his brother, Master Wu, Garmadon has the ability to perform Spinjitzu, with his version channeling the power of Destruction.
- Colossus: Using his full power, he was able to use the environment to create an enormous Colossus. He controlled the being with his Destruction element.
- Oni form: He can also charge his power to turn into an Oni with enhanced strength and speed, however, if weakened, he will revert back to his original form.
- Shadows: In his first appearance, Lord Garmadon was able to summon and duplicate shadows, dark entities able to harm physical beings while the latter could not do the same. Similarly, during his stay in the Underworld, he had the ability to use his powers to create a shadow duplicate of himself in order to interact with Ninjago to some extent.
- Weapon Summoning - Garmadon can summon weapons from a distance or from thin air. This was shown in Once Bitten, Twice Shy, where he summoned 4 weapons (a staff, a double bladed dagger, a staff with shurikins, and a scythe) from a distance. He later summoned 4 swords by pulling the out from his back in The Royal Blacksmith.
- Wielding the Golden Weapons: During his time in his dark dimension, he gained the power of doing what was seemingly impossible for him to achieve: to wield all four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu at once. In addition to this newfound ability, he gained two extra arms to help him hold each weapon more easily—though this new power still left him feeling weak upon using the Mega Weapon. Upon being purified after the Overlord's defeat, Garmadon lost his extra pair of arms, and therefore, the power to wield all four Golden Weapons.
- Combat: Garmadon is a skilled fighter, being proficient in martial arts and the use of many different weapons. Initially, after being cured, he repressed his power by refusing to fight, but he eventually returned to being an active combatant in order to save his son.
- Helmet of Shadows: While wearing the Helmet of Shadows, Garmadon could control the Stone Army.
- Fishing: Garmadon is very good at fishing and has often been with his father, brother, or both to fish when he was a child. He can also swim, as he and Garmadon often go to swim to the lake.
- Golden Weapons: In "Day of the Great Devourer" and "Darkness Shall Rise," Lord Garmadon briefly wielded all four of the Golden Weapons.
- Mega Weapon: Garmadon eventually fused the Golden Weapons into the Mega Weapon, which he wielded until its destruction in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time."
- Bo staff: Following his purification, Garmadon vowed against using weapons, though he used a bo staff as a walking stick, much like his brother Wu.
- Stone Army Mech
- Black Bounty
The name "Garmadon" was created by mixing up most of the letters of the word "Armageddon." This was most likely thought of by a writer named Robert Henley. He was originally meant to be called "Demic", from the word "pandemic". The Hageman Brothers and Tommy Andreasen disliked the name "Garmadon", but because "Demic" could not be cleared by the legal department, "Garmadon" is what they settled with.
Behind the scenes
- In early concepts, Garmadon, not Lloyd, was the one intended to release the Serpentine.
- Though Garmadon is his first and only name, it became his son's last name, which is a custom in some real-world cultures. He and his brother do not have a last name.
- Despite the fact that he still had Destruction, his Spinjitzu color was erroneously different in the Tournament of Elements intro, being a dull silver color instead of dark purple.
- It was also a dull silver in art for Tournament of Elements.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the reason for Garmadon's death in Possession was that the Hageman Brothers felt that there was only room for one sensei, and to progress Lloyd's character.
- It was stated that, as of February 2018, there are no plans to bring Garmadon's good form back.
- Garmadon and the Overlord are the only villains to be the main antagonists in more than one season.
- Garmadon is similar to Anakin Skywalker, as both gained a nefarious reputation when turned to the dark side, transformed into a black-clad entity, manipulated by a greater evil who brought them to the dark side (Overlord for Garmadon and Palpatine for Anakin), and finally able to redeem themselves with help of their archenemy that turned out to be their son.
- The difference, however, whereas Anakin died in peace soon after he redeemed himself, Garmadon survived longer.
- Their LEGO minifigures also have the same hair piece, albeit in different colors. Garmadon had the exact same hair piece as Anakin's minifigures from Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars.
- Garmadon is also similar to Scar from Disney's The Lion King franchise as both turn against their brothers after being bitten by a snake and corrupted by its venom.
- In February 2018, Tommy Andreasen stated that Garmadon may not have found his True Potential. This was confirmed when he reached his True Potential in the penultimate episode of Sons of Garmadon.
- In his reborn form, the word "evil" is written on his armor in Ninjargon.
- Garmadon is the third character to announce the title card at the beginning of an episode, having first announced it in "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago", the second being Lloyd throughout the rest of Season 8.
- Garmadon and Ultra Violet are the only members of the Sons of Garmadon to appear in all the episodes of Hunted.
- Garmadon in Season 9 is similar to Logan from Fable III; both were thought to be some tyrant to rule their respective areas and had a resistance against them led by someone related to them but they were really trying to prevent coming darkness that the protagonists now has to deal with.
- As Lord Garmadon, he has six minifigures with different appearances: original, with four arms, possessed, Reborn, and Legacy (with 4 arms and another with 2 arms).
- On the LEGO website, a picture of the Overlord was inaccurately shown on Garmadon's description, though this was later corrected.
- Garmadon's March of the Oni characterization is Tommy Andreasen's favorite portrayal of him because he is "both intimidating, scheming, playful, sarcastic, funny, and with some compassion. Struggling to understand himself and humanity."
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the reason Garmadon's human face design changed slightly between seasons 2 and 3 could be because of age.
- Purified Garmadon in "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master" has Wu's face without the beard and 3D mouth (instead having a mouth resembling Jay's). This face design is also used for "Tommy Wu" in the 2014 blooper reel. Purified Garmadon's face design was changed for the subsequent seasons, possibly in order to more easily differentiate Garmadon and Wu.
- Garmadon is the most frequently appearing villain in sets because he appears in most seasons, being the Pilot, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (in his master form), 8, 9, and 10.
- Mark Oliver compared the resurrected Garmadon to the monster from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, describing how Garmadon lacked full awareness and was in awe at the environment around him at first, which can be heard through his more primitive-sounding voice. The Hageman Brothers also said they and Oliver "talked literary references when discussing the new Garmadon."
- An original idea for the ending of "Endings" had Garmadon flying away on Firstbourne with the four Golden Weapons to create a new realm as the First Spinjitzu Master had done.
- Regarding Garmadon's current location, Tommy Andreasen said, "He has Oni blood and showed some ability to shape-shift. He could be anywhere and anyone."
- Lord Garmadon has led four of the nineteen major villainous factions at some point in the series: the Skulkin, the Serpentine, the Stone Army, and the Sons of Garmadon.
- Of the groups he did not command, he did have some relation to them in some way shape, or form except for the Sky Pirates, the Blizzard Samurai, Unagami's army, the henchmen, the Re-Awakened, the Keepers, and the Maaray Guards.
- He once dressed as a Nindroid as a disguise, he became an Anacondrai along with the Anacondrai warriors, he was in the Cursed Realm with the Ghost Warriors, wore Vermillion armor in a vision, his father originated from the Realm of Oni and Dragons like the Dragon Hunters, he is part Oni, he helped Wu defeating Aspheera, the current leader of the Pyro Vipers, and he was a Kryptarium inmate from his defeat in "Green Destiny" to his release in "The Darkness Comes."
- Of the groups he did not command, he did have some relation to them in some way shape, or form except for the Sky Pirates, the Blizzard Samurai, Unagami's army, the henchmen, the Re-Awakened, the Keepers, and the Maaray Guards.
- "Spellbound" explains the reason Garmadon was called "Lord Garmadon" at the beginning of the show: he defeated Clouse to attain the title of Lordship from Chen. It also explains how he won Misako's heart by signing the love letter written by Wu, which Chen intercepted.
- Garmadon is the only villain to appear in an intro opening shot as of Hunted.
- In "Curseworld, Part II," in the Preeminent, he appears to be a physical being, not a ghost. This is because when someone is sent to the Cursed Realm, their physical body remains intact; it's only when they leave the Cursed Realm that they become a ghost, as seen with Clouse.
- He is the first villain who appears in the series to have a vendetta against Wu, followed by Morro, the Time Twins, and Aspheera.
- There have been many parallels between Garmadon's statements or teachings from before and after he was evil or from before and after his initial death.
- In many episodes when he was evil, he said he wanted to make Ninjago into his own image, and in "The Corridor of Elders," a statue of him was carved into the stone in the Corridor of Elders, literally making part of Ninjago into his image. In the episode, he told Lloyd, "I yearned to make the world in my image. I never realized I already had, in you."
- In "All of Nothing," Garmadon told Lloyd that "Every boy has a choice to grow up to be whoever they want to be," reflecting on how Lloyd was able to choose his own destiny, unlike Garmadon. Later in the episode, before saying goodbye, he told Lloyd, "You're a good boy. Soon, you'll be a great man." In "Curseworld, Part II," Garmadon's final on-screen words to his son were "There comes a time when every boy must become a man. What sort of man, is up to him."
- In "Curseworld, Part II," he told Lloyd, "Whatever happens to me, wherever I am, I will always be with you." This is reflected when Lloyd draws strength from the memory of his father when fighting Pythor and lifting one of the broken Corridor of Elders statues in "Day of the Departed."
- In "The Forgotten Element," Garmadon told Lloyd that "Chen grows strong by taking from others. But real power does the opposite. It empowers those around you. Like the way you've empowered me." Lloyd used a similar sentiment against Garmadon in "Radio Free Ninjago," where he said that "fighting me may make you feel powerful, but you're about to see what real power is."
- In "Green Destiny," Garmadon lost his power when Lloyd defeated him by indirectly fighting, as Garmadon is fueled by combat. This is a reference to when Garmadon taught his son the Art of the Silent Fist in the episode of the same name from Rebooted.
- In "Blackout," when Garmadon was struggling to climb the mountain and Lloyd jokingly told him about his four arms, he replied by wishing he still had his four arms.
- Though Garmadon was deceased at the time of The Hands of Time, he was present in various ways throughout the season, appearing in flashbacks in "The Hatching" and "Pause and Effect," Wu's hallucination in "Pause and Effect," and in the past in "Lost in Time." His voice was also used by Samurai X in "Secrets Discovered."
- The Great Devourer's venom did not introduce evil into Garmadon's body; rather, it amplified the negative qualities that were already present. Specifically, "It enhanced the destruction which was already in him."
- He has Oni and Dragon blood like his father, brother, and son.
- At the end of "True Potential", Harumi refers to Garmadon as "Emperor Garmadon." He later goes on to declare himself the emperor of Ninjago before being defeated by Lloyd and sent to Kryptarium Prison in "Green Destiny".
- Garmadon's dominant power is Destruction, but he has the power of Creation as well (in order to use it, he had to unlock his True Potential).
- Although in "True Potential," he denied Lloyd as his son. But during Hunted, he still refers to him as "my son," possibly hinting at his fondness for him returning.
- Garmadon's original "Lord form" has a striking resemblance to Mystake's true form.
- During his confrontation with Wu in "Green Destiny," Garmadon is able to correctly call the Dragonbone Blade his father's sword. How Garmadon knew this is unknown, as he was not in the Realm of Oni and Dragons nor had Wu known about it prior to its retrieval.
- It is revealed in "The Fall" that Garmadon doesn't have many memories of his good self. However, he does recognize the Golden Armor.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, there are three possible reasons for why Wu and Garmadon aged so quickly between "Battle Between Brothers" and the beginning of the series, despite having been young for so long.
- In an interview with Brent Miller, he hinted it had to do with Wu and Garmadon being apart from each other and from the Golden Weapons, as Garmadon was banished to the Underworld and Wu hid the weapons shortly after.
- In the live-chat of an episode of the Eljay Johnsen Show, he confirmed a fan's theory that one reason may be that Wu and Garmadon share an intrinsic connection of some sort that was severed by Garmadon being banished to the Underworld, affecting their mortality.
- He also said another explanation could be tea.
- The reason Garmadon and Wu were designed to look much younger in "Battle Between Brothers" is likely because at that time, the idea of Lloyd's character did not exist, so there was no need for a shorter time gap between Garmadon's banishment and the beginning of the series. A description from a 2011 LEGO Club Magazine supports this, stating that Garmadon had been gone for thousands of years.
- According to Nya in "Rise of Garmadon," "Garmadon wasn't truly evil or truly good. [...] There were always attributes of both, lord or master."
- It's unconfirmed whether he can create an energy dragon like his brother can.
- The evil ninja's eyes and pale skin are identical to Garmadon when he was younger and under the Great Devourer's influence, most likely due to being created by him.
- He is the first main villain to have a child who is a protagonist. The second was Chen with Skylor and the third was Vangelis with Vania.
- It is the only relationship out of three that also appears in other seasons, as the relationship between Chen and Skylor only appeared in Tournament of Elements and the relationship between Vangelis and Vania only in Master of the Mountain.
- Garmadon once said, "We can win a thousand times, yet all it takes is one defeat for everything to come undone."
- Even in his original Lord form and his resurrected form, Garmadon is not always a villain in terms of the story stucture. In Rise of the Snakes and March of the Oni, he was a supporting protagonist, helping the ninja in various ways.
- His appearance is the opposite of his brother, because Garmadon has no beard and has hair, while Wu has long beard and only has no hair. Garmadon's main color is black, while Wu's is white.
- Garmadon is responsible for coming up with solutions relating to two notable conflicts in history: he was the one to realize the Sacred Flutes could defeat the Serpentine in the Serpentine War, and he came up with the idea to hide the Reversal Time Blade in the Boiling Sea after the Battle for All of Time.
- Tommy Andreasen believes Garmadon would have approved of Wu and Misako's relationship as part of his redemption for the wrong he did in the past.
- Garmadon's resurrection in "Dread on Arrival" by a cult that worships him is nearly opposite of how he originally died after he sacrificed himself in "The Corridor of Elders" to defeat a cult that worshiped the Anacondrai.
- Before the events of Tournament of Elements, Garmadon encountered Griffin Turner's grandparent and Jacob Pevsner.
- When asked if Garmadon would get 6 arms after using the Mask of Vengeance, Tommy Andreasen said that the power of Oni is probably already in him, so it would have no special effect and he would be an Oni with an Oni Mask.
- He is the first most frequently appearing main villain in a single wave, as he was released in up to three sets with exactly the same appearance. The other three are Vex, Unagami, and Kalmaar.
- When asked about Garmadon's whereabouts since leaving at the end of March of the Oni, Andreasen said he was "[u]naccounted for…"
- According to Mark Oliver, he and Monstrox from Nexo Knights would not be friends because Garmadon would be upset with the heavy-handedness of Monstrox.
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- "Never Trust a Human"
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- "The Gilded Path"
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- Dark Island Trilogy, Part 3 Wu's Journal
- "The Invitation"
- "Ninja Roll"