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The Four Golden Weapons of Spinjitzu (also known as the Weapons of Spinjitzu), consists of the Sword of Fire, the Nunchucks of Lightning, the Shurikens of Ice, and the Scythe of Quakes. They are a set of powerful weapons created by the First Spinjitzu Master and used to create the realm of Ninjago. The Tornado of Creation can only be performed by the ninja through their presence. They were handled by the ninja on their quests before being stolen by Lord Garmadon after he destroyed the Great Devourer. When forged together, the four Golden Weapons became the Mega Weapon, which was comprised of the four main elements along with Creation.
After the Mega Weapon was destroyed by the original ninja and Wu, the remains of the Golden Weapons wound up on a comet known as Delta V. The Overlord sent the Nindroids there to retrieve the remains, which would allow him to become the all-powerful Golden Master. Despite efforts by the ninja to stop them, the remains of the weapons were obtained and melted down and reformed into the Golden Armor. After Zane "sacrificed" his life destroying the Golden Master, the Golden Armor was hidden away by Cyrus Borg.
Years later, during the conflict with the Oni, the Golden Armor was reforged back into the Golden Weapons by Kai and Nya and were used to fight the Oni at the Monastery of Spinjitzu. After the Tornado of Creation formed by the six ninja and the sons of the First Spinjitzu Master, the Golden Weapons were drained of their power, and are once again no longer used by the ninja.
At an unknown point in time after his escape from the Realm of Oni and Dragons, the First Spinjitzu Master forged the Golden Weapons at the Golden Peaks. After imbuing them with power at the Temple of Light, he used them to create Ninjago. Prior to his death, he entrusted his sons, Wu and Garmadon, with protecting the Golden Weapons.
Ghost Story (flashback)
While training Morro, Wu eventually presented the Golden Weapons to his apprentice to see if he would become the Green Ninja. However, the Weapons didn't react, enraging Morro over his destiny of the Green Ninja being false.
Battle Between Brothers (flashback)
After succumbing to the power of the Great Devourer, Garmadon attempted to claim the Golden Weapons for himself. After he and Wu clashed over the Weapons, they eventually slammed them together, resulting in an explosion that separated the two and created a storm above.
Following Garmadon's banishment, Wu proceeded to hide the Golden Weapons across Ninjago, tasking the Dragons with protecting them. After the Weapons were hidden, Master Wu created a map so that if he died or was captured, the Weapons could be obtained if they were needed. This map was given to Ray, the Elemental Master of Fire.
The Ninja were carrying Wu to the Caves of Despair to get the first Golden Weapon. They snuck in and grabbed the scythe, but Jay revealed their location by screaming, thus they were ambushed by the Skulkin. Fortunately, the ninja learned Spinjitzu and managed to beat the Skulkin. However, the Earth Dragon woke up, and despite Master Wu's orders, Kai used the Scythe and spun out of the caves.
At the Frozen Wasteland, the ninja traveled there by boat. Zane attempted to get the Shurikens of Ice but was frozen by the Ice Dragon. The ninja managed to escape while sledding on Zane's ice cube, but crashed, breaking the ice cube. They then traveled to the Floating Ruins to get the Nunchucks of Lightning. The Skulkin beat them, but they were chased off. Unfortunately, Wisp appeared and tried to chase the ninja, but they managed to escape.
Later, the Four Weapons were gathered by Master Wu and his four ninja proteges, Kai, Cole, Jay, and Zane. Kai was lured in by Nya to the Fire Temple. The Nya turned out to be a fake and was Lord Garmadon by using a shadow. The real Nya was chained above the lava, and Garmadon tempted Kai to unleash the Sword of Fire to cut the chains, but would also free Garmadon. He did it anyway and was battled by his own shadow. Wu defeated them. However, the other three ninja were ambushed by Samukai and his Skulkin army, who stole three of the four Weapons and brought them to the Underworld. In an attempt to retrieve the Weapons, Master Wu set out for the Underworld himself, carrying the Sword of Fire.
In the Underworld, Master Wu and Samukai fought over the Golden Weapons before Lord Garmadon himself. Samukai eventually gained the upper hand and claimed the Sword of Fire; after that, he attempted to use the Golden Weapons to defeat Lord Garmadon and retake the Underworld. However, the Weapons' power was too great for him to handle, and as a result, he was destroyed and created a portal. Garmadon used this opportunity to escape to a secret dimension of his own, vowing to become strong enough to wield all Four Weapons at once. After Garmadon left through the portal, the four ninja took the Weapons, vowing to protect Ninjago and be ready for Garmadon's return.
When Lord Garmadon attempted to change the future by going back in time, the ninja ended up shadowing their past selves on their quest to claim the Golden Weapons. When they clashed against Lord Garmadon (now allied with his past self) inside the Fire Temple, Jay gathered the Golden Weapons of the past and gave them to his friends. Using the combined elemental power of the past Weapons, the ninja destroyed the Mega Weapon, taking the Golden Weapons with it.
Kruncha and Nuckal got the idea to steal the Four Weapons from the ninja while they were sleeping and temporarily became the new Masters of Spinjitzu through them. After a whirlwind adventure on the training course at the Monastery of Spinjitzu, the Skulkin Generals decided that it wasn't a great idea, to begin with, and returned the Weapons.
The ninja decided to do a tournament to decide the Green Ninja. They used the golden weapons to fight each other, but in the final round, Kai lost control of his causing a fire, but luckily Master Wu used the shurikens to put out the fire. When Jamanakai Village was attacked by the Hypnobrai, Jay was going to use his nunchucks, but Zane said not to because they were too unstable.
The ninja continued to use the Golden Weapons as the Serpentine were unleashed on Ninjago through the machinations of Lloyd Garmadon. During their battle with the Fangpyre tribe, the ninja discovered that they could transform the Golden Weapons into vehicles, allowing them to steal the Fangpyre Staff and use its antivenom to cure Ed and Edna of the Fangpyre bite.
At the Lost City of Ouroboros, the ninja confront Pythor and the Serpentine, but as they charge into the arena, they are caged in, dropping their weapons in the proceeds. After Samurai X helps them escape with the use of their mech, Samurai X proceeds to steal back the Golden Weapons from the Serpentine.
When the Great Devourer attacked Ninjago City, Lord Garmadon returned—now with four arms thanks to his time in the realm of darkness—and demanded that the ninja give him the Golden Weapons, as only their combined power could destroy the Devourer. Seeing the logic in their foe's plan, the ninja reluctantly complied, and Garmadon used them to destroy the Great Devourer once and for all. Unfortunately, Garmadon promptly fled the scene with the Golden Weapons.
Lord Garmadon used the combined power of the Golden Weapons to repair the Destiny's Bounty as a dark counterpart known as the Black Bounty. Using his new airship, he brought the weapons back to the Golden Peaks, where they were merged into the Mega Weapon, which could create, but not destroy, anything.
As the Nindroid crisis raged on, the Golden Weapons were revealed to have survived the destruction of the Mega Weapon; they had been shot into space and landed on a comet called Delta V. Pythor intended to have the Nindroids travel to Arcturus to seize their remains so he could fulfill an ancient prophecy.
The Nindroids constructed a rocket ship to go into space and retrieve the weapons from the comet, with the ninja pursuing them across Arcturus before Cryptor and his remaining allies abandoned them there.
With the Golden Weapons obtained, the Nindroids melted down their remains to build the Golden Armor, which endowed the power of the First Spinjitzu Master to a single being. As Pythor planned, the power was passed onto the Overlord, making him the Golden Master and fulfilling a devastating prophecy. The rest of the Weapons' remains were used to help construct the Overlord's new mech.
After the Golden Master's destruction, Cyrus Borg retrieved the Golden Armor and had it hidden away where no one would find it.
While fighting the Oni, Lloyd and Garmadon accidentally stumbled upon the Golden Armor. It was able to keep the Oni away from them. They took it with them onto the Destiny's Bounty where Nya came up with the idea to reforge the Golden Armor back into the Golden Weapons.
Kai was able to reforge the Golden Weapons, and the ninja used them to battle the Oni. Because of their presence, the ninja, Wu, and Garmadon were able to use the Tornado of Creation to defeat the demons. Following the tornado, the weapons lost their power, and their golden gleam faded.
Between March of the Oni and Crystalized
The weapons were later moved to a special compartment in the Ninja's secret base in the Monastery, having been rendered powerless by the Tornado of Creation.
When Aspheera was curiously prying through the base, she accidentally came across the Weapons, but before she could touch them, she was blocked by Wu. She asked him if it was safe to keep them all so close together, to which he informed her of their powerless status, before sealing them away again.
- The four Golden Weapons have small stones the color of their element (for eyes of a dragon design on each).
- The Golden Weapons may have backfired on the wielder if used to attack someone wearing a special black kimono.
- In Rise of the Snakes, the ninja relied too much on the Golden Weapons to harness their powers, which limited their abilities once they lost possession of the weapons.
- Garmadon used Samukai to see if having four arms was enough to wield all four weapons at once, and Samukai's destruction proved that more strength was also needed, although he already had four arms.
- If all four Golden Weapons are placed in front of the one destined to be the Green Ninja, they will react with green Energy.
- Lloyd displayed the powers of the Golden Weapons when he became the Green Ninja; when the ninja attempt to teach Lloyd at Dareth's dojo, Lloyd punches a stack of wood with great power, causing Jay to declare "That was the power of the Scythe of Quakes."
- It is also possible that the person destined to be the Green Ninja simply has these powers anyway.
- In "Codename: Arcturus" and "The Void," the Golden Weapons are revealed to have been melted together during their flight to Delta V. If you look closely, you can see some of the weapons still have their exact shape and look (e.g. Nunchucks of Lightning and Sword of Fire)
- Their design was reused for the Obsidian Weapons, although the Shurikens of Ice were replaced by sais as Zane's weapon.
- When the Golden Weapons are laid out before Morro, the Sword of Fire erroneously appeared as a normal golden katana.
- The Golden Weapons appear in non-canon media taking place after Rebooted even though the weapons were fused into the Golden Armor at that point.
- Lloyd and Nya are the only two ninja that do not have their own Golden Weapons, though Nya briefly wielded the Scythe of Quakes in "Endings."
- In its set form, the Sword of Fire has the most accurate design to its TV series counterpart.
- In Zane's dream in "Never Trust a Snake," Lloyd is holding the Nunchucks of Lightning.
- In some sets, there are hints at possible Golden Weapons for different elements:
- In the Green Ninja spinner set, there is a golden double-bladed scythe the could be considered the Golden Weapon of Energy.
- In Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty, Nya has a golden Sai that could've possibly been the golden weapon of Water.
- In 70601 Sky Shark, Lloyd wields a golden saw blade with a translucent green circular tile below the handle. This weapon is referred to as a "Golden weapon staff" in the 2016 Character Encyclopedia.
- Also, the ZX ninja suits appeared to have Golden Weapons that are not seen in the TV series.
- Even though the Golden Weapons were melted into the Golden Armor, it might have been possible to reconvert it back at the Golden Peaks along with the Mega Weapon since that was their birthplace. However, it is proven that an elemental master of Fire like Kai can reforge them.
- In "The Fall," Kai and Nya decide that they will attempt to reforge the weapons, however, they plan on doing so at the Monastery of Spinjitzu with Kai's fire instead of the Temple of Light.
- In "Endings," Kai successfully reforged the weapons, now featuring the new designs based on the Legacy sets. However, the Sword of Fire and the Shurikens of Ice retain their original design.
- The Oni are afraid of the Golden Weapons' power.
- In "Endings," the ninja possessed the Golden Weapons after a long period of time since "Day of the Great Devourer." Although, the last time they used them was in "Wrong Place, Wrong Time."
- Since the Golden Armor was confirmed by Tommy Andreasen to have been weakened by Zane's sacrifice, it is possible that the reforged Golden Weapons are also weaker than their original forms.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, when the First Spinjitzu Master created Golden Weapons, he put the potential to become whatever in them and thus the ninja were able to turn them into modern vehicles.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the Golden Weapons are more like historic trinkets at this point, and that Wu probably hid them somewhere, most likely on display in a similar way as they were in "Battle Between Brothers."
- According to Tommy Andreasen, the reason why the Golden Weapons look different in the sets for Season 15: Crystalized than they are depicted in show is that "the toy designers decided to design them that way."
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