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“When I saw Wojira, when I saw her full power, I began to think, perhaps, I had made some poor career choices.”
— Glutinous to the ninja, "The Calm Before the Storm"

Glutinous is a Merlopian scientist who used to work for Kalmaar. After the Great Flood, he became a senior Merlopian statesperson.[1]

History

Background

At one point in his life, Glutinous lost his legs in an unknown incident and became a scientist who began working for Kalmaar and began making replicas of the Storm Amulet.

After being tasked to reawaken Wojira by Kalmaar, Glutinous spent his time at the Temple of Wojira to create replicas of the Storm Amulet while trying to study on the Wave Amulet. Then he connected electricity cables to Wojira, and tried to awake her up by the replica charged by the jellyfish's electricity, but to no avail. Instead, it caused the marine life and and the Elemental Power of Water to go out of control.[2]

Controlling the Storm Amulet's replica

Five Thousand Fathoms Down

When a Maaray Guard handed out a broken Storm Amulet replica to Glutinous, he realized that the replica burned out like the ones before it. After Kalmaar began to get tired of Glutinous' failed attempts, Glutinous tried to explained to him that he needed more time. Kalmaar, however, yelled at him to try again, so he did, but failed when the Storm Amulet replica broke.

The Wrath of Kalmaar

With the Maaray Guards in the Temple of Wojira

When Nya and Maya broke free, they enter the room Glutinous and two Maaray Guards were in. Glutinous looks around, he sees a tower and climbs up it. After Nya and Maya leave, Gripe tells Glutinous to release the Ripper Sharks so they can go after Nya and Maya.

Glutinous swimming in Merlopia

Long Live the King

After Kalmaar gets mad at Gripe for releasing the Ripper Sharks, Glutinous tells Kalmaar that the Hydro Bounty was repaired. When Kalmaar doesn't hurt Glutinous, he soon realized that the ninja are smarter than he thought.

The Storm Amulet

Finding the location of the Storm Amulet on the sea scroll

Glutinous swims up to the palace and speaks to Kalmaar and Gripe, saying that the storm belt is the location of the Island of the Keepers where the Storm Amulet might be. Gripe points out that there is nothing in the storm belt but Glutinous says that they must go and Kalmaar agrees.

The Calm Before the Storm

Watching Kalmaar reawakening Wojira

Glutinous was in the Temple of Wojira, when Kalmaar returned with the Storm Amulet. The scientist was concerned and implored Kalmaar to run more tests, but his patience was thin and the two inserted the amulet onto the serpent’s head. Not long after witnessing this did Glutinous began to realise that this was a terrible mistake.

With the Coast Guard in Ninjago Harbor

Glutinous then swam all the way to Ninjago City and emerged in Ninjago Harbor, where he frightened several people, but learned where he could find the ninja. Then he turned himself into the Ninjago City Police.

Drinking the Commissioner's coffee

Later, when the ninja and Benthomaar came to the Ninjago City Police Station, Glutinous waited for them in the interrogation room. Then he told them that Kalmaar had reawakened Wojira and that he was coming into Ninjago City. The ninja thanked to him and left with the Police Commissioner. Glutinous then drank his coffee and he liked it, so he also drank the Commissioner's cup.

Back to Merlopia!

After the Great Flood, Glutinous returned to Merlopia and became a senior Merlopian statesperson. When Gripe tried to rule over Merlopia, he went to the Monastery of Spinjitzu to ask for help of the ninja. He explained to them that after King Benthomaar left the kingdom, Gripe was trying to conquer it. Since the ninja agreed to help him and Merlopia, they prepared for the journey and set out with Glutinous on the Hydro Bounty.

Once the ninja were in Merlopia, they were attacked by the Maaray Guards. Since Glutinous was more valuable to them because of his position in the kingdom, he explained to the ninja how to get to the palace and then lured the guards away.

When Glutinous noticed that the ninja were trapped in the tunnel, he unlocked the door for them using a security system he had developed. As Gripe closed in the throne room, Glutinous explained to the ninja that they had to stop him or he would control Merlopia. Although Kai tried to destroy everything, Glutinous wanted to stop him, as the destruction of the throne room would lead to the fall of Merlopia. When Gripe was finally defeated, Glutinous promised the ninja that he would watch over Merlopia until his King returned.

Personality

Glutinous is a very nervous and frightened creature that has great respect for his master, Kalmaar. His movement is almost always unnatural and often twitches. Kalmaar was aware of his weakness and fear, so he used it to his advantage and constantly insulted him. However, this later paid off, as Glutinous reformed after waking Wojira and decided to help the ninja by going to warn them. He also has an obvious fondness for coffee.

Appearance

Glutinous is, like the Maaray Guards, black in color and has an eel-like body and cyan eyes, teeth, glove, body parts, and neck scales. He also wears a black vest with cyan details and gold armor. He doesn't have a left arm, so he has a gold prosthesis instead. However, his most distinctive features are his artificial lower limbs, which are in the shape of an octopus and have six legs attached to a circular base. He has a blue lantern on the back of his limbs with a magnifying glass attached to it, which he can place in front of his eye.

Official description

Merlopia's leading scientist is attempting to awaken the sea serpent Wojira for Prince Kalmaar. But as intelligent as Glutinous is, he can't turn his dreams into reality. And his boss? Well, he's just really annoyed![3]

Abilities

  • Intelligence: Glutinous is very intelligent in his field, as he is a scientist.
  • Artificial limbs: Glutinous can use his limbs to swim in the sea and walk.
  • Fast swimmer: Despite having artificial limbs, Glutinous is a very good and fast swimmer, as he managed to overtake Wojira by several hours.

Relationships

Kalmaar

Allies

Enemies

Appearances

Sets

Ninjago

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago Magazine

Behind the scenes

  • He is the seventh cyborg character in Ninjago, preceded by Cyrus Borg, Techno Wu, the Mechanic, Iron Baron, Daddy No Legs, and Arkade.
  • His name means "sticky."
  • Glutinous' physical minifigure has him holding a magnifying glass, where his render in the show has the magnifier attached to his leg implants.
  • His minifigure uses a unique torso that features extra detail. However, his torso uses in the show is just the standard Maaray Guard torso, albeit with a gold left arm.
    • This is one of the few times in which a character's render in the show is less detailed and unique than a physical minifigure.

Trivia

  • His artificial limbs are very similar to Daddy No Legs', and to a lesser extent, Cyrus Borg's.
    • They are also able to swim similarly to a squid's tentacles.
  • His appearance and body movements are very similar to Char's, as is his personality, that being of a somewhat nervous underling to a harsher main antagonist.
  • Several characters could not remember his name, so they called him various other similar-sounding words. The Commissioner called him "Gelatin," while Jay called him "Globby" and "Gloopy."
  • He and Clancee are similar in that both are nervous underlings who eventually defect from their leaders and help the ninja.
  • Glutinous apparently has a liking for coffee, as seen when he was drinking cups of coffee (including the Commissioner's cup).
  • According to Tommy Andreasen:
    • It is possible that Glutinous lost his legs in some weird science experiment.[4]
    • There may be a story regarding Glutinous' whereabouts during the Great Flood.[5]

Gallery

Minifigures

Promotional media

In Ninjago

Translations

Foreign language Translation
Czech Glutén (E168)
Glutinus (E177)
German Glutinous
Russian Липкий
Ukrainian Клейкий

References

Characters

Ninja

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

Skulkin

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

Serpentine

Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus) · Pythor's mother
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent

NGTV News

Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · News Reporter · Vinny Folson
Former members: Benny

Pirates

Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Evil ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroid Army

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former members: Skylor

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Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
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Leader: The Preeminent
General: Morro
Ghost Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
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Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren
Other: Skeleton figurehead
Former members: Sqiffy

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Djinns

Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse

Vermillion

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

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Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"
Other: Colossus

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Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Faith
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former members: Iron Baron

Oni

Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Leader: Ulysses Trustable
Dwayne · Andrea Thomson · May Robsen
Former members: Ninjago City's former mayor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Explorer's Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former members: Dwayne · Misako

Paperboys

Leader: Sammy
Antonia · Jonesy · Leroy · Nelson · Spokes · Ten-Speed
Former members: Knuckles

Formlings

Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma

Avatars/NPCs

Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Gamer Geek · Newbie Gamer · 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
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie

Re-Awakened

Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Leaders: King Vangelis (formerly) · Queen Vania
Engelbert
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar

Munce

Leader: Queen Murtessa
Manko · Meeha · Mid · Moe · Mood · Mudd · Murt · Murt Snr · Munce Sentries

Geckles

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

Upply

Fungus · Korgran · Plundar

Keepers

Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Mary Louise's crew

Leader: Captain
Collins · Kwon · Mariano

Merlopians

Leader: King Benthomaar
Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe
Former leaders: King Trimaar · King Kalmaar

Warriors of Felis

Leader: Nineko

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adara

Puppets

Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody

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Boa Destructor · Cobra Mechanic · Python Dynamite · Viper Flyer · Sneaky Snake

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Leader: Mogra
Killow · Ultra Violet · Francis

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

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Leader: Crystal King
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Vengestone Warriors · Vengestone Brutes · Vengestone Guards

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In-universe fictional characters

Britts Subskian · Commander Kiflin · Jack the Rabbit · Imperial Sludge · Master Whoosh (non-canon)

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Unseen characters

Dr. Berkman · Grumbmiller · Milton Dyer's father · Sybex Tribe · Quanish the Elder · Trylle · Dr. Yost

Ninjago City residents

Barry · Benny · Brayden Nelson · The Fold · Fugi-Dove's brother · Hayley Wolfe · Jake · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Joshua Deck · Lachlan Jansen · Michael Kramer · Mrs. Dyer · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Roise · Rufus McCallister · Vlad Tutu ·

Other

Announcer · Ayla · Bank Boss · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Clancee's mother · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Egon the Extraordinary · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Fugi-Dove · Grimfax's advisor · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jamanakai Villagers · Johnny · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mascots · Mina · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Museum Curator · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Ronin · Sage · Santa Claus · Sally's parents · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Sentry General · Shezada · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Warden Noble
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