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|Garmadon||Garmadon (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)|
|“I've played many roles. Worn many masks. Father. Husband. Brother. Teacher. But only one was summoned back—Destroyer!”|
|— Lord Garmadon, True Potential|
Lord Garmadon is the power-hungry Lord of Destruction, as well as the revived evil form of the Ninjas' 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. Years after the Serpentine War, he and Misako had a son named Lloyd, whom he cared for deeply despite his corrupted soul. The corruption transformed him into an evil warlord who was banished to the Underworld.
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 reunites with his family, hoping to atone for his misdeeds.
Garmadon became a master, and during the Nindroid Conflict, 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 return to Ninjago, Lloyd defeated Garmadon by refusing to fight, and his father lost his powers. Garmadon was sent to Kryptarium Prison but warns of coming darkness before he goes.
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.
After a decade of teaching the skeletons about Spinjitzu, Lord Garmadon sent them to steal the map leading to the Golden Weapons from Kai and Nya's blacksmith shop, Four Weapons. Kruncha and Nuckal claimed the map and captured Nya, who Garmadon decided would be a useful asset.
When the Skulkin failed to retrieve the first Golden Weapon, Garmadon changed tactics; he ordered Samukai to pursue Cole, Jay, Zane, and Kai on their search for the weapons, but to hold back just enough to let the Ninja claim them.Kai into going into the Fire Temple by using a false image of Nya to lure him. He then forced Kai to use the Sword of Fire to free Nya, before summoning Shadows to take the powerful Sword. Master Wu arrived just in time to save Kai, but he was not able to stop Garmadon from awakening the Fire Dragon to stop them from leaving. In desperation, the master used the Sword of Fire to cut off a platform of rock and fall into the Underworld. Garmadon then ordered Samukai, who had already stolen the Scythe of Quakes, the Nunchucks of Lightning, and the Shurikens of Ice, to return to the Underworld and retrieve the Sword of Fire. Lord Garmadon's Dark Fortress and confronted his evil brother in the throne room. Garmadon sent a horde of Skulkin to retrieve the Sword of Fire, but Master Wu easily defeated them with Spinjitzu. Unperturbed by this, Garmadon sat on his throne and forced Wu to battle Samukai, who was wielding the other three Golden Weapons. The Skulkin general was victorious and took the Sword of Fire.
However, Samukai refused Garmadon's order to give the weapons to him, planning to use the weapons to reclaim control of the Underworld. At this Garmadon laughed, revealing that Samukai's betrayal was the final step in his plan. As the Skulkin General of Fire disintegrated and transformed into a portal, Lord Garmadon explained that not even he could wield the power of all four Golden Weapons at once—instead, he had intended to create a portal to a dimension where he could become strong enough to do so. With that, Lord Garmadon entered the portal, vowing to return one day and claim the Golden Weapons so that he could remake Ninjago in his own image.
- Main article: History of Garmadon (Legacy of the Green Ninja)
After the Final Battle
Hoping to make up for all of his evil actions, Garmadon made a vow never to fight again. He was pardoned by the Emperor of all of his crimes at a public ceremony. After he was forgiven, he and Misako moved far away from New Ninjago City where they constructed a new monastery to teach the next generation of Ninja how to battle without fighting.
- Main article: History of Garmadon (Rebooted)
- Main article: History of Garmadon (The Tournament of Elements)
As the Battle of Stiix draws to a close, Nya unlocks her True Potential, creating a giant tidal wave that drowns The Preeminent. The Cursed Realm is consequently destroyed; all its inhabitants are killed, including Garmadon, who passes on to the Departed Realm. Following the battle, Lloyd expressed his feelings that his father was "in a better place."
Lloyd and Misako traveled to the Corridor of Elders in order to memorialize Garmadon with a lantern on the Day of the Departed. Unfortunately, they were attacked by Pythor, who was eager to send Lloyd to join his father in the Departed Realm. However, the memory of his father gave Lloyd the courage and resolve to fight back and force Pythor to retreat.
Garmadon was one of the Ninjas' only adversaries who was not resurrected that night, due to his redemption.
Though deceased in the present, a young Garmadon appears during the conflict with the Time Twins.
The Hatching (Flashback)
Garmadon banished the Anacondrai Generals and met up with the Masters on the monastery. After the Time Twins betrayed the Alliance, he and Wu wielded four Time Blades to render the Time Masters powerless.
While not seen, his voice is used by the mysterious Samurai X, telling Nya that they could be Garmadon. However, she tells the figure that Garmadon sacrificed himself and is gone forever.
Garmadon appears in a hallucination of Wu's, asking his brother why he let him fall into the darkness.Iron Doom lands in front of the monastery, with the future versions of Krux and Acronix emerging from the device. Garmadon, Wu, and the Elemental Masters fight a legion of Vermillion Warriors. They're eventually joined by Kai and Nya, who pose as Ray and Maya.
Acronix summons the Vermillion, and their component snakes are absorbed by the Iron Doom. Garmadon and his allies continued fighting the weapon but proved no match for it. Kai and Nya formed a Fusion Dragon, which helped turn the tide of the battle. Garmadon and Wu watched as the Iron Doom and Fusion Dragon disappeared into the Time Vortex, but not before Wu received the Reversal Time Blade from his older self. But when Kai, Nya, Krux, and Acronix left this timeline, the Elemental Alliance used Obscuritea to erase their memory of the battle with the future versions of Krux and Acronix.
Though Garmadon was still deceased, a cult following, led by Princess Harumi, worshiped Garmadon for his actions before his redemption. They sought to resurrect him in a purely evil version of his Lord form with the use of the Oni Masks.
Harumi believed Garmadon was the real hero as he'd defeated the Great Devourer on the same day she lost her birth parents. In her quest, she was successful in finding all three Oni Masks, while also faking a relationship with Garmadon's son Lloyd.
Having successfully acquired the three Oni Masks, the Sons of Garmadon gather in the Temple of Resurrection in the Royal Palace to finally revive him. Harumi performs the ritual using the masks and hair taken from his family: Lloyd, Wu, and Misako. A portal to the Departed Realm is opened, and Garmadon's spirit can be heard howling in pain on the other side. Harumi chants and calls out to him, and he groggily answers back, laughing maniacally. Before Harumi succeeds in her plan, the Ninja are able to use Spinjitzu to halt the resurrection process, seemingly preventing Garmadon's rebirth. The Sons of Garmadon are arrested and the Ninja think themselves victorious, but a dark hand can be seen rising from the pedestal at the temple afterward. Lord Garmadon returns to Ninjago, corrupted, and with all light absent from his soul.Kryptarium Prison and freeing all of the members of the Sons of Garmadon. While using the basketball field to practice, Harumi tells him in order to reach his True Potential, he must face Lloyd. His son soon arrives later that night and they fight, with Garmadon gaining the upper hand, all the while rejecting Lloyd's pleas. During their fight, Garmadon unleashes his element of destruction, which severely weakens his son. He soon throws Lloyd through a wall into a locker room, leaving Lloyd struggling to breathe before continuing to fight him with ease due to his injury.
After proclaiming he has no son, Garmadon throws a defeated Lloyd outside of the prison. Harumi soon proclaims they can spare Lloyd so he can see Garmadon's reign. They then prepare to head to Ninjago at dawn, so Garmadon can be proclaimed its new emperor.
With his new potential, Garmadon conquers a village by demonstrating his powers over creation, creating the giant "Colossus." The Colossus rampages through Ninjago City, destroying much in its path. While this happens, Garmadon tells Harumi that his brother is close before leaving her side to find him. Soon enough, Garmadon confronts Misako and Toddler Wu as they leave Dareth's Apartment. Before Garmadon can destroy Misako with his powers, Nya arrives and saves her. After Lloyd escapes with Toddler Wu, Nya and Misako fight off Garmadon. After the Ninjas' near destruction at the hands of the Colossus, and their departure from Ninjago to the Realm of Oni and Dragons, Garmadon, turned emperor, takes control of Ninjago while Lloyd, Misako, Nya, and P.I.X.A.L. go into hiding.
Prior to Hunted
Garmadon reigned as the Emperor of Ninjago, plunging the city into a state of oppression and fear. The Sons of Garmadon helped to maintain his rule over all of Ninjago.
With complete control over the city, Garmadon outlawed the color green and has ordered the Sons of Garmadon to hunt down the remaining Ninja and anyone affiliated with them to end any opposition to his rule.
- Main article: History of Garmadon (Hunted)
Never Trust a Human (Flashback)
In Wu's flashback, the two brothers were playing with their staffs. Wu mentioned he wanted to go to the land of the Serpentine and was able to convince Garmadon to go too. Unfortunately, they were caught and locked up.
They started arguing but saw a snake watching them. She introduced herself as Aspheera and said she will free them in exchange for friendship and Spinjitzu lessons. They agreed and ran back home.
When the First Spinjitzu Master asked where they were, Garmadon lied and told him they went fishing but their line broke. They found their father working on a Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu but were then ushered to bed.
Garmadon did not keep his promise, but he saw Wu teach Aspheera Spinjitzu. Garmadon berated him for trusting a serpent and they haven't spoken to each other for weeks.
Wu told Garmadon King Mambo was overthrown by Aspheera and was about to take over Ninjago. The duo stole the Forbidden Spinjitzu and traveled to the Serpentine Valley.
While Wu attacked Aspheera, Garmadon kept the Pyro Vipers at bay. Once she was defeated, she was locked up in a cell that cannot be opened with magic.
When Lloyd looked into The Mirror of Fears, he sees himself as his father and fears becoming like him.
Lloyd explains to Akita who he is and then expresses how talking about it made him feel better.
Personality and Traits
As a small child, Garmadon was stubborn, but still showed signs of maturity by quoting phrases of wisdom from his father to his younger brother. Even before the venom, he showed selfishness and was jealous of Wu's seeming luck, feeling that he always got everything. However, upon being bitten by the Great Devourer, he began to take on darker, more megalomaniacal aspects to himself, which caused him to turn against his family even when they sought to help him. The evils were something that he tried his best to fight with, 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 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 afterwards 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 his wife and Lloyd; upon being told that his son was in danger, Garmadon didn't hesitate to save his arch-nemesis and brother in order to rescue his son. 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 enormous 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 promptly broke his vow in order to later rescue his son. 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 Cultists, 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, being remembered forever as he was 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 showed 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 Ninjas' 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. Although at first he refused to join the Ninja to create the Tornado of Creation, Garmadon had a change of heart and aided them. He still decided to leave, although he did take time to look back at Wu.
Garmadon is over a thousand years old. He and his younger brother's long lifespan is a result of them being the sons of the First Spinjitzu Master, who lived for thousands of years before finally succumbing to his mortality. According to Mistaké in "Two Lies, One Truth," this is due to their Oni blood.
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. 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.
- Main article: Garmadon (Relationships)
AppearanceMistaké's true form. His body became completely black, with white facial markings, exposed ribs, and visible teeth. His hair became quite messy-looking while turning black like the rest of his body. He wore a purple sash around his waist, his old Ninja-obi, 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, an armored chest plate, a darker helmet, and new blades. 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 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. 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.
Following his resurrection in Season 8, Garmadon gains a modified appearance of his "Lord" form from The LEGO Ninjago Movie. His armor is cracked on the left side of his chest, revealing his exposed rib-cage and purple ooze coming out of his body. He is similar to his appearance before he was turned good, a difference being that the glint in his eyes are now yellow instead of dark grey and his teeth aren't always visible.
Lord Garmadon was never seen fighting directly in the pilot episodes and was thus never seen wielding any weapons. In Season 1, he was seen using a variety of weapons, including katanas, scythes, knives, and spears. He usually carried weapons in all four of his hands, but occasionally used fewer in order to hold them with multiple hands (thereby increasing the force of his blows).
In "Day of the Great Devourer" and "Darkness Shall Rise," Lord Garmadon briefly wielded all four of the Golden Weapons, but eventually fused them into the Mega Weapon, which he wielded until its destruction in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time." After arriving on the Island of Darkness, he was largely content to remain out of direct combat once again, with his possession of the Helmet of Shadows allowing him to command the Stone Army in his stead. However, he manned some of the Army's strongest vehicles, including the Samurai Mech and the Garmatron.
Following his purification, Garmadon vowed against using weapons, though he used a Nin-Jô as a walking stick, much like his brother Wu.
After his resurrection, Garmadon used his newfound power of Creation to make darkened, purple daggers for himself, using them ruthlessly in battle.
Powers and Attributes
Like his brother, Master Wu, Garmadon has the ability to perform Spinjitzu, with his version channeling the power of Destruction. After being bitten by the Great Devourer, his power became unbalanced. He is also a skilled fighter, being proficient in martial arts and the use of many different weapons.
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.
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 subsequently, the power to wield all four Golden Weapons. In addition, Garmadon's Destruction returned to balance. 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.
After being resurrected by the Oni Masks, Garmadon began to unlock his True Potential. 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 gains the power of Creation, as he is also a descendant of the dragons. Using his full power, he was able to use the environment to create an enormous Colossus. However, after he was defeated by Lloyd, Garmadon lost his powers, leaving him powerless and vulnerable. However, he later regained his Destruction and Creation powers when he was fighting alongside the Ninja against the Oni. 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. It's unknown if he could shapeshift into anything else.
- The name "Garmadon" was created by mixing up most of the letters of the word "Armageddon."
- Lord Garmadon has led four of the thirteen major villainous factions at some point in the series: the Skulkin, Serpentine, Stone Army, and the Sons of Garmadon.
- Of the armies he did not command, he did have some relation to them in some way shape or form except for the Sky Pirates, Blizzard Samurai, and Unagami's Army.
- He once dressed as a Nindroid as a disguise, he became an Anacondrai along with Chen's cultists, he was in the Cursed Realm with the cursed ghosts, wore Vermillion armor in a vision, his father originated from the first realm like the Dragon Hunters, he is part Oni, and helped Wu defeating Aspheera, the current leader of the Pyro Vipers.
- Of the armies he did not command, he did have some relation to them in some way shape or form except for the Sky Pirates, Blizzard Samurai, and Unagami's Army.
- Episode 40 explains the reason Garmadon was called "Lord Garmadon"; 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.
- Despite the fact that he still had Destruction, his Spinjitzu color was erroneously different in the Tournament of Elements intro.
- In episode 54, in The Preeminent, he appears to be a physical being, not a ghost. This is possible because when someone is sent to the Cursed Realm, they decompose inside, rather than dying when entering.
- An animatronic of his four-armed "Lord" state was part of the Ninja exhibit at the Ninjago Museum of History seen in "Winds of Change."
- 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 "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.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, Garmadon was killed in Possession because 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.
- Skybound, Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu and Prime Empire are currently the only seasons in which Garmadon does not appear physically ("Day of the Departed" is a special, and not a season). However, he appears in a painting, a flashback, and as a reflection in Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, and as a pixelated icon in Prime Empire.
- Garmadon and the Overlord are the only villains to be the main antagonists in more than one season.
- He was originally meant to be called "Demic," from the word "pandemic".
- 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 hairpiece, albeit in different colors. Garmadon had the exact same hairpiece as Anakin’s minifigures from Episode 3 and The Clone Wars.
- In Season 4: The Tournament of Elements, his hair appears to be a darker shade of gray than in Season 3: Rebooted.
- 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.
- He has Oni and Dragon blood like his father, brother, and son. Garmadon is half-human, a quarter Oni, and a quarter Dragon.
- 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.
- In his reborn form, the word "evil" is written on his armor in the Ninjago Alphabet.
- Garmadon's dominant power is Destruction, but he has the power of Creation as well (in order to use it, he must unlock his True Potential).
- Garmadon is the third character to announce the title card at the beginning of an episode, having announced it in "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago," the second being Lloyd throughout the rest of Season 8.
- Garmadon, along with Iron Baron, is the main antagonist of Season 9. He is also the main antagonist of the first arc of Season 2.
- Garmadon and Ultra Violet are the only members of the Sons of Garmadon to appear in all the episodes of Season 9: Hunted.
- Although in "True Potential," he denied Lloyd as his son. But during Season 9, 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 Mistaké's true form.
- In "Green Destiny," Garmadon loses his power when Lloyd defeats him by indirectly fighting, as he 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 Season 3.
- 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.
- 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.
- It is revealed in "The Fall" that Garmadon doesn't have many memories of his good self. However, he does recognize the Golden Master's armor.
- He is one of the nine main antagonists to still be alive, the others being: Pythor, Nadakhan, the Time Twins, and Iron Baron, Aspheera, Vex, and Unagami.
- 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 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.
- 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 is inaccurately shown on Garmadon's description.
- Garmadon's March of the Oni characterization is Tommy Andreasen's favorite portrayal of him because he is "both intimidating, scheeming[sic], playful, sarcastic, funny and with some compassion. Struggling to understand himself and humanity."
- According to Nya in "Rise of Garmadon", "Garmadon wasn't truly evil or truly good. There was always attributes of both, lord or master".
- Main article: Garmadon/Gallery
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1167148192733048835
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/781615927200616448
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20131201215459/http:/www.lego.com/en-us/ninjago/characters/rebooted/senseigarmadon
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150810092956/http://www.lego.com:80/en-us/ninjago/characters/sensei-garmadon-936b36d5e6214bfc9e24188bd669ce71
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20150810131452/http://www.lego.com:80/en-us/ninjago/explore/ninjagopedia/chapter1
- ↑ https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/ninjago/characters/lord-garmadon-73a7ff10ea26463d91996c2cafec9dc7
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/781615927200616448
- ↑ Garmadon states in "Only One Can Remain" that he was Lloyd's age while training under Chen, which would mean he and Wu were physically in their late teens at the time.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/768339964857843712
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/800256796761923584
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/800382841167155200
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/784818522346098688
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/838341629517959168
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/831778573803520000
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/831779848687407104
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/965869432554901504
- ↑ https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/1231443362906959877
- ↑ https://twitter.com/brothershageman/status/1232116298349342720
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1151142255534759936
- ↑ https://youtu.be/BNkNtFulMwA?t=4935
- ↑ https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1259556209939697664