This article is about the First Spinjitzu Master's mech. For the Golden Master's mech, see here.
“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 Stone Wars 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. 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

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.[citation needed]
  • 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.
  • This vehicle is similar to the Colossus, which was also somewhat based on the First Spinjitzu Master's appearance.[1]

Gallery

Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

References

Vehicles

Ninja vehicles

Lloyd: Golden Mech · Green Ninja cycle · Jungle Raider · Destiny's Shadow · Ninja Nightcrawler · Titan Mech · Racing bike
Kai: Blade Cycle · Fire Mech · Kai Fighter · Prototype X-1 · Kai's bike · Katana V11 · Destiny's Wing · Katana 4x4 · Mech Jet
Jay: Storm Fighter · Lightning off-roader · ElectroMech · Ghost Taker GT · Lightning Bike · Flying speeder · Blue Dragon · Sub car
Nya: Samurai Mech · Proto Sam-X · D.B. Express · Nya's speedboat (non-canon) · Nya's bike · Samurai VXL · Battle Wagon · Ninja Tuner Car
Cole: Tread Assault · Earth Driller · Earth Mech · Roto Jet · Ghost Cycle · Rock Roader · Rock Cycle · Speeder Cars · Fire Stone Mech
Zane: Snowmobile · NinjaCopter · Ice Mech · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Zane's bike · ShuriCopter · Zane's surfboard
Wu: Wu's horse carriage · Wu's ship · Wu's hot air balloon (non-canon)
P.I.X.A.L.: Samurai VXL · Samurai X Mech
Team: Gliders · Destiny's Bounty · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Land Bounty · Ninja catamarans · Jungle Choppers · Hydro Bounty · APS suits · Submersible combat crafts

Villain vehicles

Skulkin Vehicles: Skulkin mechs · Skull Truck · Turbo Shredders
Serpentine Vehicles: Bite Cycles · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Trucks · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Rattlecopter · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Express
Stone Army: Garmatron · Hoppers · Stone Army Mech · Tusk · Warrior Bikes
Nindroids: Arcturus · Attack gliders · Destructoid · Golden Master's mech · Hover-Copters · Jet fighters · Lunar rovers · Nindroid MechDragon · Security Mechs · Security tanks
Anacondrai warriors: Anacondrai Battle Mechs · Anacondrai buggy · Blade-Copter · Chenosaurus · Chen's blimp · Chen's ferry · Clouse's stone mech · Condrai Crusher
Ghost Warriors: Chain Cycle · Ghost ship · Mech-enstein
Sky Pirates: Misfortune's Keep · Raid Zeppelin · Sky Shark
Vermillion: Iron Doom · Vermillion Invader · Vermillion Racer · Vermillion ship
Sons of Garmadon: Oni Bike · Oni Chopper · Stone Booster Bike · Street bikes
Dragon Hunters: Destiny's Wing · Dieselnaut · HunterCopter
Unagami's army: Empire Dragon · Noodle Truck of Crime · Speeder Cars
Keepers: Keepers' catamarans
Kryptarium inmates and henchmen: Ronin's monster
Merlopians: Kalmaar's chariot

Other vehicles

Cliff Gordon's yacht · Firstbourne Mech · Garbage trucks · Jalopy · Noodle trucks · R.E.X. · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Salvage M.E.C.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie vehicles

Secret Ninja Force: Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Ninja Helicopter · Quake Mech · Water Strider
Shark Army: Flying Jelly Subs · Garma Mecha Man · Piranha Mechs · Manta Ray Bombers · Shark Mech

Mechs

Hero mechs

Samurai Mech · Fire Mech · Golden Mech · Earth Mech · ElectroMech · Ice Mech · Salvage M.E.C. · Samurai X Mech (P.I.X.A.L.) · Firstbourne Mech · Titan Mech · Mech Jet · Blue Dragon · Fire Stone Mech · APS suits

Villain mechs

Stone Army Mech · Security Mechs · Nindroid MechDragon · Golden Master's mech · Clouse's stone mech · Anacondrai Battle Mechs · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Mech-enstein · Chenosaurus · Skulkin mechs · Iron Doom · Empire Dragon

The LEGO Ninjago Movie mechs

Fire Mech · Garma Mecha Man · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Piranha Mechs · Quake Mech · Shark Mech · Water Strider

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