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“It is the fighting suit the First Spinjitzu Master used when he battled the Overlord.”
Misako to the Ninja, "Rise of the Spinjitzu Master"

The Golden Mech is an ancient fighting vehicle, originally belonging to the First Spinjitzu Master.

History

Long ago, the Golden Mech was built by the First Spinjitzu Master to combat the threat of the Overlord. Worn by him as battle armor, the machine was fueled by Golden Power and suffered many battles against the darkness and keeping the war at a standstill.

However, the Overlord proceeded to create the Stone Army to help battle the First Spinjitzu Master. Unable to combat the indestructible beings, the First Spinjitzu Master summoned the power of the Golden Mech's blade, cleaving it into the ground and splitting Ninjago in two. With the Golden Mech warding darkness off to the western half, it was eventually retired and stored in the Temple of Light.

Rise of the Spinjitzu Master

Many years later, when the Overlord had trapped the Ninja on the Island of Darkness, the Ninja followed the Falcon back to the Temple of Light, where they discovered the Golden Mech after inserting the Elemental Blades into slots in the walls. After Sensei Wu and Misako identified it, Cole hopped into the cockpit, only for Dr. Julien to point out that the eons of disuse had rendered the mech non-functional. Sensei Wu theorized that the mech would respond to Lloyd, and the Green Ninja's presence in the cockpit was enough to restore the machine to its original state.

Lloyd used the Golden Mech to fly back to Ninjago City, which had been infected with the Overlord's darkness. The Golden Mech allowed Lloyd to breach the walls of the Overlord's fortress, but it was soon destroyed by a corrupted Nya, manning a mobile defense turret on the exterior of the Overlord's tower.

At some point after the final battle, Wu collected the remains of the mech and brought them to Cyrus Borg, who repaired it. Hiding the Golden Mech in case the balance between Light and Darkness was made unstable once more, Wu kept its resurrection a secret.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 1

Realizing great darkness awaited them at the Island of Darkness, Master Wu secretly smuggled the Golden Mech within a crate, claiming it to be tea, onto the Destiny's Bounty 2.0. When Misako asked what it was, Wu simply said "tea." Disguising its true nature from his pupils, fearing they would grow arrogant and cocky with the knowledge of such power behind them, Wu kept its nature hidden. Later, after the Destiny's Bounty crashed, Wu ensured the Golden Mech was unscathed before sailing with it in tow along the River of Darkness.

Dark Island Trilogy, Part 3

With Clouse corrupting the Temple of Light and both halves of Ninjago coming together to form a dark whole, Sensei Wu, deciding now was the time, unveiled the Golden Mech. Piloting it, he used its immense powers to shatter Clouse's dark barrier. After Clouse converged his shadows to form a doppelganger mech, the Golden Mech quickly shattered and dispatched its opponent, and summoning the power of its mystical blade once more, separated Ninjago's halves yet again and dispersed the darkness from the Temple of Light.

Abilities and Weapons

The Golden Mech had impressive physical abilities, being able to smash through the wall of the Overlord's fortress and knock around Stone Warriors with little trouble. It wielded a large golden sword in a battle that could engulf itself in flames for added strength, and during its peak power under the First Spinjitzu Master's control was able to split Ninjago in half. It likewise possessed the ability to fly via rocket boosters in its feet.

The Golden Mech's main strength, however, was the inherent light it harbored, capable of keeping back the Overlord and likewise strong enough to completely disperse any and all lesser manifestations of darkness. However, its power would be proportional to that of its user, and the weaker and more injured its pilot, the less powerful the Golden Mech would become.

Following countless years of battle against the Overlord, Stone Warriors, age, the First Spinjitzu Master's absence, and being untended to for countless years, the Golden Mech became far weaker, mostly a shadow of itself although still formidable in general. Due to the toll of time, battle, neglect, and the control of an already-crippled Lloyd, the Golden Mech became more vulnerable and was thus able to be downed by a single shot from a Dark Matter turret.

Despite this, the Golden Mech retained enough durability to be left in a salvageable and was thus repaired by Cyrus Borg, he restored the machine back to its former glory. Under the control of Sensei Wu, the Golden Mech was put closer to its original peak, being able to smash through Clouse's dark barrier with ease and easily destroy his Shadow Mech. Likewise, it retained the ability to disperse darkness, cleansing the Temple of Light, and was capable of keeping the Ninjago halves from reuniting.

Appearances

Sets

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Graphic Novels

Trivia

  • In the Ninjago toy line's continuity, the Golden Mech is the ultimate weapon of the Ninja. Unlike the series version, its existence is known to both sides, leading to a battle for control of the Elemental Blades needed to awaken the mech.
  • Cole was actually the first person after the First Spinjitzu Master to sit in the seat of the Golden Mech, not his successor, Lloyd.
  • After the Overlord's transformation into the Golden Master, he also had a Golden Mech, but it was used shorter than the First Spinjitzu Master's Mech because of the Titanium Ninja defeating the Golden Master.
  • The Golden Mech was the first piece of technology in the history of Ninjago.
  • It's the first mech to lose an arm, followed by many others.
  • The Legacy Golden Mech remake is one of two Legacy models yet to be seen in the show.

Gallery

In LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Landmarks, Vehicles, and more

Locations

Abandoned Village · Anacondrai Tomb · Ancient Pyramid · Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Billy Badlands · Boiling Sea · Bottomless Pit · Caves of Despair · Chen's Camp · Chen's Island · Chen's Monastery · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Constrictai Tomb · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Dark Island · Desert Pyramid · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · Echo Canyons · Endless Sea · Fangpyre Tomb · Fire Temple · Floating Ruins · Forest of Tranquility · Frozen Ice Pond · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Golden Peaks · Haunted Hill · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Hollow's Bluff · Hypnobrai Tomb · Ice Fortress · Ice Labyrinth · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Jankikai Jungle · Kingdom of Shintaro · Mala Wujira · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Metalonia · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Ninjago City · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago Sky · Nom (non-canon) · No Man's Bluff · Oni Land · Ouroboros · Prime Empire · Primeval's Eye · River of Darkness · Samurai X Cave · Sea of Sand · Shadow Bay · Shintaro Mountain · Spinjago (non-canon) · Spirit Coves · Stiix · Stone Army Tomb · Tiger Widow Island · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Torchfire Mountain · Toxic Bogs · Venomari Tomb · Vermillion Swamps · Wailing Alps · Wildwood Forest

Buildings

Biker Tavern · Borg Store · Borg Tower · Buddy's Pizza · Chen's Palace · Concert Hall · Dareth's Apartment · Domu · Dragon's Forge · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorers Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Gamer's Market · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Hanging Temple · Hidden Workshop · Hiroshi Labyrinth Stronghold · Hono Mizu · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison · Laughy's · Lloyd's Treehouse Fortress · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Museum of History · Oni Temple · Royal Palace · The Serpentine's Underground Fortress · Steep Wisdom · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Vermillion Dome of Doom · Wind Farms Power Station · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern

Vehicles

Battle Wagon · Blade-Copter · Blade Cycle · Chain Cycle · Chenosaurus · Chen's Blimp · Chen's Ferry · Cliff Gordon's Yacht · Clouse's Earth Mech · Cole's Earth Mech · Condrai Buggy · Condrai Crusher · Cyber Dragon · D.B. Express · Desert Lightning · Destiny's Bounty (2.0 · Black Bounty · Destiny's Shadow) · Destructoid · Dieselnaut · Earth Driller · ElectroMech · Empire Dragon · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Fire Mech · Fire Stone Mech · Firstbourne Mech · Garmatron · Ghost Cycle · Ghost Taker GT · Golden Master's Mech · Golden Mech · Hopper · Hover-Copter · Iron Doom · Jalopy · Jay's Velocity Racer · Jungle Raider · Kai Fighter · Kai's Bike · Katana V11 · Katana 4x4 · Lightning Offroader · Lloyd's Velocity Racer · Lunar Rover · Mech-enstein · Mech Jet · Misfortune's Keep · Nindroid MechDragon · Ninja Nightcrawler · Nya's Bike · Oni Bike · Proto Sam-X · Prototype X-1 · Raid Zeppelin · Rattlecopter · R.E.X. · Rock Cycle · Rock Roader · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Roto Jet · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Samurai VXL · Security Mech · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Train · Snowmobile · Skulkin Mech · Sky Shark · Storm Fighter · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Tread Assault · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion Ship · Warrior Bike · Wu's Rickshaw · Wu's Ship · Zane's Bike · Zane's Titan Mech

Other Realms

Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Locations

Ninjago City · Ninjago · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Jungle of Lost Souls · Lloyd's Apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Vehicles

Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Quake Mech · Water Strider · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Garma Mecha Man · Ninja Helicopter · Shark Mech · Piranha Mech · Manta Ray Bomber · Flying Jelly Sub

In-Universe Books

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · Book of Spells · Cliff Gordon's Guide to Wooing Women · Desert of Doom · First Spinjitzu Master's Book · Ninjanuity · Ninjelligence · Serpentine Book · Wu's Lesson Book

In-Universe Video Games

Conic the Ratboy · Counter · Dancy Pants · Fist to Face · Lava Zombies · Lightning Larrikin (non-canon) · Pinball Racer (non-canon) · Prime Empire · Sitar Legend · Turbo Street Brawler

Other

Amulet of Protection · Bell of Divinity · Blade Cup · Blind Man's Eye · BorgPad · Borg Industries · BorgWatch · Celestial Clock · Chest Vortex · Cliff Gordon's Replica · Cole's Guzzler · Credits · Cyrus Borg's Statue · Darnagom Enterprises · Dapper Dan · Dragon Armor (Blade · Chestplate · Helmet · Shield) · Hall of Villainy · Health Boards · Helmet of Shadows · Illuma-Swords · Infovision · Jadeblade Statue · Lantern · Manifestation Gate · Map of Dens · Map of the Golden Weapons · Medallion · Minidroid Chess · Mirror of Fears · Obsidian Glaive · Oni Masks (Deception · Hatred · Vengeance) · Perfect Match Console · Police Commissioner's Model Boat · Ramne Noodle Cart · Realm Crystal · Route 23 · Scroll of Airjitzu · Shrinking Pill · Starfarer · Teapot of Tyrahn · Temporal Vortex · Thermal Kinetic Inverter · Traveler's Tree · Ultra Hunt · Underworld Helmet · Vast Industries

Metaphysical Concepts

The Balance · Death · Souls


Mechs


Ninja Mechs

Samurai Mech · Fire Mech · Golden Mech · Cole's Earth Mech · ElectroMech · Zane's Titan Mech · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai Mech 2.0 · Firstbourne Mech · Lloyd's Titan Mech · Mech Jet · Cyber Dragon · Fire Stone Mech


Evil Mechs

Samurai Mech (Stone Army) · Security Mech · Nindroid MechDragon · Golden Master's Mech · Clouse's Earth Mech · Mech-enstein · Chenosaurus · Skulkin Mech · Iron Doom · Empire Dragon

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