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|Jay Walker||Jay Walker (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)|
|“You're angry, I get it. You were abandoned by your maker. I was abandoned by my parents, too. I'm just like you. I never understood why, and I never had the chance to even ask, but I always hoped there was a good reason. What if there's a reason?”|
|— Jay trying to reason with Unagami, "Game Over"|
Jay Walker (born Jay Gordon and referred to as Superstar Rockin' Jay by the League of Jay) is the current Elemental Master and Ninja of Lightning. He learned skills including Spinjitzu and discovered his other teammates, with whom he embarked on many adventures; battling the likes of the Serpentine and the Stone Army. During this time Jay formed a relationship with Kai's sister, Nya.
After Lloyd defeated the Overlord, peace resumed until The Overlord returned and created an army of Nindroids that were made from Zane's blueprints. A love triangle formed between Jay, Nya, and Cole, which remained after Zane seemingly died. The Ninja parted ways after Zane's death, but upon learning of his survival, they journeyed to Chen's Island and entered the Tournament of Elements. Cole made amends with Jay over his relationship with Nya, and the Ninja and Elemental Masters fought Chen's army. Soon after, Jay would help the Ninja battle Morro and a legion of cursed spirits while learning another martial art called Airjitzu, and they were then faced with Nadakhan, who trapped many of the Ninja in his sword. Jay and Nya battled the Sky Pirates, but when Nya was killed, Jay used his last wish to undo recent events.
On the Day of the Departed, Jay and his parents were attacked by a revived Samukai, who Jay defeated with help from Ronin. Jay joined his allies in battling the Time Twins and the Vermillion, as well as seeking the powerful Time Blades. Though their enemies were defeated, Wu was lost in the Temporal Vortex.
During their first week being stranded in the realm, Jay temporarily loses his sanity and ends up being captured by the Dragon Hunters along with Kai and Zane. After hearing Lloyd's voice on a radio, Jay regains his state of mind and devises a plan to free Zane, Kai, and himself from the Dragon Hunters, and designs a Firstbourne Mech to provide a distraction. They manage to escape with Cole and a growing Wu's assistance before meeting a Hunter named Faith who tells them about the Dragon Armor and they immediately head for it. Wu manages to find the armor and becomes the Golden Dragon Master, and with the Firstbourne and some dragons, they return home to Ninjago to help the Resistance defeat Colossus, while at the same time, Jay reunites with Nya.
Shortly afterward, Jay decides it's time to ask Nya to be his Yang. He sought out advice from Kai but his plans get put on hold when the Oni invade Ninjago. During the final battle at the Monastery, he finally mustered up the courage to ask Nya, which she happily agrees to. After using the Tornado of Creation on the Oni, Jay joins his fellow ninja in the creation of the new mural.
Months later, Jay and his friends fight against Aspheera and her Pyro Vipers after accidentally releasing them from their tomb. After Zane is banished by Aspheera's sorcery, he and the remaining Ninja send themselves to the Never-Realm in order to rescue him. While Lloyd went to find Zane, Jay and the others protected the Ice Fishers of Great Lake. The Ninja fight Boreal the Ice Dragon, and discover that Zane is the Ice Emperor. With Zane having managed to return to his senses in a fight with Lloyd and freeing the Never-Realm from its eternal winter, the team reunites and use Traveler's Tea to head back to their home realm.
Sometime later, Jay is the first of the Ninja to enter the virtual world of Prime Empire, resulting in the legendary arcade game resurfacing and hundreds of gamers being trapped in it. The Ninja enter in search of the Key-Tanas and Unagami, thinking finding him would solve the situation. By the time the Ninja get the last Key-Tana, however, he and Nya are the sole surviving Ninja in the game. They progress but Nya is killed in the process, which makes Jay distraught, but he moves on to follow Unagami through the completed Manifestation Gate into Ninjago. He and Milton Dyer successfully console Unagami into releasing the formerly trapped gamers, as well as everyone who was formerly cubed, including the Ninja (Kai, Cole, Lloyd, and Nya).
Jay was born as the son of famous actor Cliff Gordon and the Elemental Master of Lightning. For unknown reasons, he was given up by his parents as a baby and left at the doorstep of an inventor couple and owners of a large junkyard, Ed and Edna Walker, with a key to his future house. The two adopted Jay as their own son.
At one point, Jay and Edna participated in the Mother-Son Skate-Off and won first place.
One morning, Jay took off to test one of his inventions, a set of mechanical wings, for apparently the sixth time. The wings worked well, even spinning twice, but Jay ended up crashing into a billboard. As he picked himself up from the rooftop onto which he fell, he met Master Wu. He claimed he was a dreamer himself and he can build the impossible.
Master Wu eventually recruited another Ninja, a young blacksmith named Kai, whose sister had been abducted by the Skulkin. As Kai neared the end of his training, Jay and the others infiltrated the Monastery and surrounded the blacksmith.
Their fight against Kai eventually took them out into the training yard only for Wu to break up the fight. Like the others, Jay was reluctant when their Master revealed Kai would be the fourth member of the team, stating that there are only ever teams of three in stories. Wu quickly quieted the matter and provided the Ninja with new gi using Spinjitzu. Jay was given a blue suit, as Wu pronounced him the Ninja of Lightning. Wu proceeded to explain their purpose, to which Kai interjected about when they would save his sister. Jay immediately expressed interest that they were saving a girl, but Wu announced that they would now leave to claim the first Golden Weapon.
As a team-building exercise, Wu had the Ninja pull him in the carriage to the Caves of Despair. On the way, the four Ninja told the circumstances of how they met Master Wu and agreed that if it hadn't been for their master, they would never be seen together.
Upon arriving at the Caves of Despair, Jay asked Cole about the plan to infiltrate the Skulkin camp but was unable to execute it as Kai ran off on his own. The three other Ninja followed and after stealing the map to Golden Weapons from Samukai, managed to locate the Scythe of Quakes. The Ninja hoped to sneak out while the Skulkin were busy, but Jay unintentionally alerted the skeletons to their presence and thus were waiting when the Ninja emerged from the caves. The Ninja faced their foes and in the process, Jay learned how to unlock Spinjitzu which he quickly passed on to the others. The Skeletons quickly retreated, as the Ninja had awoken the Earth-Dragon. After Kai attempted to use the Scythe to stave off the beast, Jay used Spinjitzu to escape.
After getting the Scythe, the Ninja and their master set out to find the next three Golden Weapons. Traveling by boat, Master Wu told the four about the Tornado of Creation and its capabilities. When they reached the Ice Temple in the Frozen Wasteland, Zane grabbed the Shurikens of Ice, but the weapons froze him solid and awakened the Ice Dragon. Jay joined his comrades in lifting the frozen Zane and using him as a sled to retreat to the boat.
Their next stop was the Floating Ruins, where they sought the Nunchucks of Lightning. Jay grabbed the Nunchucks, and the Ninja escaped from the Lightning Dragon with his gliders. They ended up in the Forest of Tranquility, where they made camp for the night. During the night, Kai spotted Nya and followed her to the Fire Temple. Unbeknownst to Kai, this was a trap set by Lord Garmadon, both to claim the Sword of Fire and to leave Jay and the others vulnerable to an ambush.
Along with Cole and Zane, Jay was captured when the Skulkin ambushed their camp, taking their Golden Weapons in the process. Jay managed to free himself and his friends after stealing a sword from Nuckal, and the Ninja battled the skeletons as they tried to escape to the Underworld. After a fierce battle, the Ninja were knocked off the Skulkin's vehicles as they disappeared into portals, with Jay suffering a blow to the throat that left him unable to speak.
Jay and his teammates went to the Fire Temple in search of Kai and Master Wu, only to see the temple opening up to allow the Fire Dragon an exit. Jay stared in surprise as Kai explained that he had befriended the dragon after revealing that the Ninja were trying to protect the Golden Weapons, but his attention was quickly drawn to Nya as she explained that dragons can cross into the Underworld. He rasped something that Zane translated as a question about Nya's favorite color and briefly celebrated when she revealed it to be blue.
In order to pursue Master Wu and the Skulkin, the Ninja recruited the other three elemental dragons, with Jay taking the Lightning Dragon as his steed. After the dragons crossed over to the Underworld, the Ninja tried to sneak into Lord Garmadon's fortress by jumping across the stalactites on the ceiling. As they moved over the fortress, Jay suddenly began panicking, only for the others to brush off his unintelligible babbling. However, the other Ninja soon realized what Jay had already discovered: they were holding onto Spykor legs instead of stalactites.
In their shock, they fell into the courtyard outside the fortress, where they were quickly surrounded by Skulkins and Spykors. In response to Cole's demand for an idea for fighting the horde, Jay attempted to suggest the Tornado of Creation. Although the others repeatedly misinterpreted his rasping, Jay finally got his point across when he recovered from his injury and screamed "Tornado of CREATION!" at the top of his lungs. Despite the risks, the Ninja used their Spinjitzu to perform the Tornado of Creation, defeating their foes in seconds.
With the skeletons defeated, the Ninja proceeded to enter Garmadon's fortress, where they found Master Wu battling Samukai for possession of the Golden Weapons. During the fight, Jay enjoyed a cone of cotton candy he had somehow procured, only for Kai to knock it out of his hand as Master Wu was defeated. Jay watched Samukai's attempt to betray Lord Garmadon backfire as he was overwhelmed by the combined power of the Golden Weapons, creating a portal that Lord Garmadon quickly escaped through. With their enemies gone, for the time being, the Ninja collected the Golden Weapons and returned to the mortal world with their master. Back at Four Weapons, they reunited with Nya and renewed their pledge to protect the world if Garmadon—or any other evil—surfaced.
Jay flew Nya back to Four Weapons with his Lightning Dragon (now named "Wisp"), so she could gather her things and move in with the Ninja. Unbeknownst to him, Nya was attacked by Wyplash and three of his minions within the shop. The sound of a fight caught his attention, prompting him to hurry into the blacksmithy, only to find Nya calmly packing the rest of her possessions. He asked her what the sound was, but she replied that it was "just some Samurai helmets and stuff." With that, Jay and Nya climbed aboard the Lightning Dragon and flew back to the Monastery of Spinjitzu.
Although Master Wu told the Ninja to continue their training, they opted to spend their time racing on their dragons. Jay won the race one day and began bragging that he was the best Ninja because of it. In response, Cole challenges his friends to another race, with the winner becoming "Dragon Master" for a month.
During the race, Cole and Jay sped through the forest, with Wisp's agility allowing it to dodge around the trees. The group approached the Monastery neck and neck, but Cole arrived first by dangling a chicken in front of his Dragon's nose. When Cole proclaimed himself "Dragon Master" for a month, Jay and the others claimed that they never agreed to those terms, challenging the Black Ninja to another race the next day.
One night, while the Ninja were sleeping, Kruncha and Nuckal infiltrated the Monastery of Spinjitzu to steal the Golden Weapons. Jay proved to be the most difficult Ninja to separate from his weapon, as he was cradling the Nunchucks of Lightning in his arms, but the skeletons managed to replace the nunchucks with a cotton candy cone before Jay could wake up and notice the switch. Luckily for the Ninja, Kruncha and Nuckal quickly discovered that they could not control the Golden Weapons, causing them to accidentally activate the training course and batter each other with out-of-control Spinjitzu.
Jay was stirred from his slumber when he heard Kai yelling that the training course had turned itself on again. In response to Kai's demand for the glitch to be fixed, Jay grumpily yelled that he would look at it in the morning, apparently unaware that his weapon had been replaced in his arms. He was soon fast asleep once more, preventing him from noticing the Skulkin Generals replacing the Nunchucks of Lightning in his arms before making their exit.
After Wu told Zane there were many years of peace after Garmadon was banished to the Underworld, Jay flew overhead on his Dragon, causing Zane to tell Wu those days are over.
- Main article: History of Jay (Rise of the Snakes)
After the Great Devourer's defeat, all the Ninja, except Kai, who's complaining about the problems the Devourer caused, are helping fix up Ninjago City. Later, Nya and Wu told them about a real estate agent named Patty Keys, who can provide them a new home and training equipment for Lloyd.
When Patty shows them to their new home, they were not impressed as everything is worn-down. When Jay hinted he wants another room, Patty shows them to another suite, which includes video games, a training course, and a place for the Dragon to rest, but they need to work in order to pay off the rent.
Jay worked as a pizza deliverer, which goes well until he wasn’t paid by a customer. When he got home, he was too exhausted to play games but delivered more pizzas to pay off the rent as soon as possible. Later, Jay has to go across town in five minutes. On the way, however, he saw someone getting mugged and decided to help. After helping and getting to his destination, Jay noted that it’s vacant. Hearing Serpentine talking about robbing the bank, he decides to get closer but was captured by Acidicus.
After being tied up, Jay saw a map leading to the bank. With no way to escape his bonds, he hopped his way through the subway to warn the team. He eventually found the Ninja, but the train they’re on is headed towards them and won’t stop. He fell over trying to hop away, but the train was stopped just in time.
After learning Nya and Wu had to save Lloyd, they decided to move back into the apartment Patty originally offered them.
Jay and the other Ninja began to train Lloyd in their apartment, though soon realized their conditions were unsuitable for the task. They set out into the city to search for a better place and soon came upon Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo. There, the Ninja were each able to give Lloyd lessons as Jay instructed him how to be light on his feet.
Following their first session training Lloyd in the dojo, the Ninja exited to find the city under attack by Captain Soto's pirates. The Ninja quickly boarded a bus and raced towards the boat. After stopping by Wong's Costume to disguise themselves as pirates, Zane and the others boarded the ship and confronted Soto's crew. After a brief fight and with the help of the Ninja, the pirates were eventually subdued.
As the Ninja are training Lloyd, Jay gives advice on how to control his powers. When he fails to do so, Lloyd blames him for pressuring him too much. Wu tries to cheer him up by telling him to be patient. Nya invites him to the auto body shop and hands Wu a letter saying there's going to be a ceremony in the Darkley School of Great Children. They head out via the Ultra Dragon.
After Lloyd's reckless flying, they reached Darkley's. Jay and the rest of the Ninja met Brad, who showed them to Principal Noble's office. After it's been revealed that it was actually Gene, the Ninja were knocked out by sandbags.Waking up in a room of teachers held captive, Zane suggests they find secret passageways to escape. They did so, only to be greeted by the Bizarro Ninja Lord Garmadon created. They fought but worried the battle may never end due to the fact that they were equally matched.
When the students, dressed in Ninja gi, charged at the Bizarro Ninja, they were able to defeat them. After a real ceremony, Jay rode the Ultra Sonic Raider back to the Dojo.
When a wrecking ball disturbed Lloyd's training, the Ninja asked Dareth what was going on. He explained he fell behind on his payment and if they can't get $50,000 by the next day, they won't have a place to train the Green Ninja. Nya informed them about Ninjaball Run, a race that will grant the winner $100,000.
The next day, Lloyd entered the race with the Ultra Dragon and the Ninja took the Ultra Sonic Raider. Nya tried to tell them about a lever she installed, but due to the loud atmosphere, they can't hear what it does.
When the race began, the Raider's wheel has been sabotaged, and they are in last place. They eventually passed some competitors, and can't escape Garmadon on the Black Bounty. Lloyd unintentionally saved them, and he decided to help them find a shortcut in Birchwood Forest.
Shortly after entering the Glacier Barrens, the Raider is running out of fuel, and Jay's parents offered them their gas. Afraid of losing their place, they were forced to exchange fuel while driving. Garmadon sent the Serpentine to attack the Ninja, and they easily fend them off. However, they crashed, and Jay took a loose part of the jalopy and attached it to the front of the Raider.
At the final stretch of the race, Garmadon used his Mega Weapon to create a chasm too wide for the Raider to drive pass. Kai pulled on the lever to reveal wings. The others jumped on, and they crossed the finish line before Garmadon thanks to the jalopy's part. They took the Bounty back and celebrated their victory.
Jay, along with the other Ninja are turned into kids by Lord Garmadon and are chased by the Grundal. He and his friends try to defeat the Grundal, but the beast is only defeated when Lloyd uses Tomorrow's Tea to undo the effects of the Mega Weapon, reducing the Grundal to a skeleton and aging the Ninja (including Lloyd) back to teenagers once again.
Lord Garmadon uses the Mega Weapon to go back in time and make it so that Lloyd would never become the Green Ninja. The Ninja later find out about his plan and jump into the portal Garmadon created with his Mega Weapon to stop him. The Ninja get back in time and fall through a portal. They find themselves in Ignacia, at the time Wu came to Kai's shop and even before Skulkins attacked the land. They catch old Wu and explained him about the situation. This time, skeletons didn't kidnap Nya, and Kai from the past had no will to become a Ninja. Wu then leads him and Nya to the monastery. Jay, Zane, and Cole decided to dress like skeletons and kidnap Nya so past Kai can get a reason to become the Ninja. They did that, and Garmadon took Nya to the Fire Temple. Jay, Cole, and Zane took the past golden weapons to destroy the Mega Weapon and Jay, along with other Ninjas comes back safely.
After waking up for sunrise exercises, Wu told the Ninja the Ultra Dragon made a mess that has to be cleaned up. When Lloyd told them they couldn't give him the chores, they played a wound of Rock, Paper, Clamp, with Lloyd losing. Cole told him he needs to be responsible with a Dragon, but the latter informed them that his mother abandoned them. Nya came and told them they were needed at the Museum.
Turns out, the Great Devourer's venom brought the Stone Warrior merchandise to life. The Ninja were tasked with keeping them under control, but accidentally wrecked the exhibit up. After finding Wu, the Ninja noticed he was talking with someone, who turned out to be Lloyd's mother, Misako, much to their surprise. He watches as Lloyd walks away from her when she wanted to explain why she was gone.
After finding Misako and Lloyd at the Bottomless Pit exhibit, Misako told them about the balance of light and darkness and the Overlord. A Giant Stone Warrior approached them, and with Kai not being able to defeat it and Misako saying it was made from an indestructible material, the Ninja were forced to run instead. Lloyd, told them to distract him long enough so that he can set up a trap. They did so, but eventually had to run away.
Jay helped train Lloyd to fight without using his eyes in Dareth's dojo, but they were soon interrupted by a series of earthquakes. They halted their training to tune into the news and learned that the aftershocks were getting worse. Kai immediately blamed Garmadon, though Misako pointed out that the Dark Lord would never do anything to harm his son.
The Ninja began to patrol the city for danger and even save a woman who was trapped by the collapsing street. The city soon falls under attack by the Stone Army and Master Wu orders the Ninja to send everyone to the NGTV office tower where they can be evacuated by the Destiny's Bounty. The citizens all climb to the roof while the Ninja hold off the Stone Warriors using the Ultra Sonic Raider and the Ultra Dragon. Jay continues to help hold off the Stone Army.
The Ninja sail to the Dark Island on the flightless Destiny's Bounty. At the docks Edna asks him if he has any extra underwear, to which an embarrassed Jay says yes. Along the way, they run into a storm and the ship-eating Starteeth. When the storm passes the ship, which now is missing a rudder and has a hole in the side, the ship runs ashore on an island with a prison tower. When the Ninja get to the top, Dr. Julien greets them and takes them in. Later, the Ninja sail further to the Island of Darkness.
The Ninja finally arrive on the Island of Darkness, where the Stone Army is preparing for the final battle. The Ninja learn that the Temple of Light is where they can receive their elemental powers. In order to do this, the Ninja must use a medallion to find the temple. Later Jay was able to find the Temple of Light by aligning three lights with the holes in the medallion—the temple is at the top of the island's highest mountain.
With their new vehicles, the Ninja head for the Temple of Light, barely keeping ahead of the Stone Army. Inside the Temple, they find pictures on the walls depicting their journey from the past until the present. Further in is a great bell, hanging above a strange design on the floor bearing the Ninja's symbols. Realizing that it's the Instrument of Peace, Lloyd strikes it, causing a light to shine on him and beams of energy to reflect off crystals in the walls. Soon, the entire room is crisscrossed with beams, and one hits a pillar, making it glow brightly. At the foot of the pillar, Jay's armor transforms, and an Elemental Blade with the power of Lightning appears in his hand as well as the other Ninjas. As their swords manifest blades representing their respective elements, Lloyd rises into the air. The Ninja use their swords to send their elemental powers to Lloyd. The Stone Army finally marches into the Temple, but the Ninja are more than ready for them—using their new elemental powers, they easily trounce the warriors. Jay electrocutes a whole line of enemies with a single touch, Lloyd summons the power of the Golden Dragon, creating a brilliant light that frightens the remaining stone soldiers into retreat.
At the beach, Dr. Julien repairs the Falcon, while the Ninja celebrate their restored powers by shooting down coconuts. The party is interrupted by Master Wu, who chastises the Ninja for their unseemly mirth; they may have the power to defeat the Stone Army, but the Celestial Clock is still counting down to the final battle between light and darkness. At that, Misako reveals a way to at least delay the battle: if the Helmet of Shadows is returned to its pedestal, the countdown might stop long enough for them to gain an advantage. Risking everything, the Ninja disguise themselves as Stone Warriors and escort Misako to Lord Garmadon's camp. As General Kozu takes Misako to his master's tent, the disguised Ninja are put to work carrying Dark Matter to the superweapon. The weapon is surrounded by a wooden wall, but the Ninja notice one protruding detail—a very large cannon—and ponder what Garmadon plans to attack with it. Later the Ninja are, forcing them to fight their way back down to the entrance as Misako rejoins them.
The Ninja make their escape with Misako and Nya in the power drill, but the Stone Army pursues them until the Overlord reminds Lord Garmadon that the Ninja could turn the army against him if they don the Helmet. After a frantic chase that ends in the Power Drill being disabled momentarily, Garmadon goes for the kill, only for Lloyd to blast it with his powers. Lord Garmadon emerges from the wreckage, weakened and vulnerable; from the Power Drill, the Ninja encourage Lloyd to finish him off. Despite everything at stake, the Green Ninja is unable to strike the fatal blow, forcing him to jump aboard the Power Drill as the Ninja make their escape from the advancing Stone Army.
At the Celestial Clock, the Ninja meet with Master Wu and desperately look for the Helmet's pedestal with minutes to spare. As the Stone Army arrives, the Ninja find the pedestal and replace the Helmet, but it's one second too late; the countdown has ended and the final battle is upon them. As the clock fires a mighty energy flare inland, the Stone Army captures Nya and the Ninja are sent down into a crevasse. Surviving the fall, the Ninja head off to prepare for the final battle. Surviving the fall, the Ninja head off to prepare for the final battle, with Jay angered at Nya's capture.
Jay and the others intend to start the final battle and attack the Stone Army base, only to find it empty. They see the Garmatron's tracks and follow them. As they run, the Ninja reflect on all of their adventures, but the jovial mood is broken when they sense an evil presence nearby. Suddenly, a crimson Spinjitzu tornado hits Cole and Lloyd, and stops in front of the group to reveal Nya who has been turned evil by Lord Garmadon, and the Ninja buy time for Lloyd, Master Wu, and Misako to stop The Overlord and Garmadon. Later the Ninja have a rough time against Nya, until Zane realizes that they can use their elemental powers on the environment instead of their opponent. He uses his Elemental Blade to break the chain of Nya's weapon; Jay creates an electric barrier to deflect thrown needles; Cole blinds Nya with a cloud of dust; Kai cuts down a nearby tree so its leaves surround his corrupted sister. Finally, Zane freezes the tree, leaving Nya trapped within a dome of ice—wryly commenting that "this club just became boys only," Kai leads the others down the Garmatron's trail.
Ninja rush up to their allies and start to fight the stone army. Meanwhile the battle continues on the beach and Lloyd is defeated. Fed up with the interference, the Overlord creates a portal for his army, declaring that they will go to Ninjago City personally to finish the job leaving the heroes trapped on the Island of Darkness.
Hitching a ride on Kai's Fire Robot, the Ninja returned to the Temple of Light, where they activated a hidden mechanism that revealed the Golden Mech. When Lloyd sat in the cockpit, his powers as the Chosen One restored the ancient machine to fighting form. With the Ultra Dragon's arrival to the Island of Darkness, the group was able to return to Ninjago City, only to find it infected with Dark Matter and ruled by the Overlord, now restored to his monstrous true form. Despite their fighting prowess, the heroes were almost overwhelmed by the Stone Army, only to be saved when Dareth donned the Helmet of Shadows and took command of the ancient soldiers.
Jay and the other Ninja proceeded to ascend the tower but only to be victim of the Overlord's corruption. Lloyd was forced to limp up to the top of the tower alone, where the Overlord was waiting. In the aftermath of the Overlord's defeat, all of his creations and corruption vanished. Jay reunited with his allies in the crater left by the Garmatron's disappearance.
Following the battle with the Overlord, the Ninja are now teachers at Master Wu's Academy—which has replaced Darkley's School for Bad Boys—training a new generation of Ninja. Later they are invited by Cyrus Borg for a field trip to Borg Industries' Borg Tower.
As the Ninja arrive in the office of Cyrus Borg, the Ninja were all very happy to meet him. Cyrus shows them to a gift he wanted to give them: an automated statue of himself. It looked like a regular statue, but Cyrus tells Kai that he should protect "them" with his life and to not let anyone know he had them. Walking into the elevator with their gift, they accidentally drop the statue, yet they discover it is hollow and is filled with new suits as well as the Techno Blades. Suddenly a robotic security voice in the elevator says that they should drop the blades. The Ninja refuse, and the elevator drops toward the ground at high speed. The Ninja luckily escape into an elevator going up right next to it, and manage to get their new outfits on for battle in their escape from Borg Tower.
When they get down of the tower, Master Wu takes the Techno Blades and says that he wants Jay and Cole on the ground. Then Jay manages to hack a Security Tank with his Techno Blade, making it the Thunder Raider. In the moment they almost get destructed, Lloyd comes on the Golden Dragon, defeating the robots. As the Ninjas get back into the vehicles and get on the road outside of the city, Overlord spots that Wu is getting away with the Techno Blades so he sends two copters which capture him on the building roof. However before that happened, Wu quickly dropped Techno Blades into Kai's Fighter so the Ninjas could safely get them out of the city, while Wu gets captured by Overlord's forces.
After escaping from New Ninjago City, the Ninjas are hides their vehicles Misako then greets them and shows them to the Monastery, but Zane offers stay behind with Techno Blades, as Garmadon (whom is now "Master Garmadon,") forbids any weapons in his monastery. As night falls, Garmadon arrives and teaches the Ninja and his students about "the art of the silent fist." While everyone inside is practicing the technique, Zane catches P.I.X.A.L. and tie her up, then returns to the Monastery as the Ninja come out to see what is going on. Zane then uses his Techno Blade to hack P.I.X.A.L.'s systems, freeing her from the Overlord's control. Grateful to Zane for saving her, P.I.X.A.L. tells the Ninja of Master Wu. Suddenly, P.I.X.A.L. realizes she did not come alone and Nindroids surround the place. Ninjas successfully defeat the Nindroids by trapping them into mill wheel which then roll out. However General Cryptor destroys Ninja's vehicles. After that, the Ninjas decides to split. Jay, Zane, Cole, Kai, and Nya gets an idea to shut down the power in the city to stop virus controlling machines in the land. As night falls, they arrive to the station, but with high guard of Nindroids. They manage to get inside but can't find the way to break the power charge. When Cryptor sends Nindroids inside, Kai remembers Garmadon's lesson of fighting without fighting so they decide to lure Nindroids to destroy the charge which then explodes and all the power disappears, including P.I.X.A.L. who gets shut down.
The Ninja have gone to Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk to look for parts that would enable Zane's hover-copter to run on solar power. While Ed, Jay, Cole, and Kai search through the junk piles Nya transfers half of Zane's power source to P.I.X.A.L.. The operation is a success and the android is re-activated. However the moment quickly goes sour when P.I.X.A.L. claims that Nya and Cole are a better couple then Nya and Jay. Jay overhears this as he comes in and he attacks Cole.
Unbeknownst to the Ninja, Techno Wu arrives via hover-copter and powers General Cryptor, along with a few Nindroid Warriors, using electrocobrai. After activating a few Nindroids, Min-Droid sneaks and gets access to Ed & Edna's crane. The Ninja are still trying to break the battle against the two Ninja, but are failing. The tiny droid uses the crane and launches the truck at a garbage pile. Kai realizes and quickly informs his friends; the Ninja perform Spinjitzu and get out of the fallen vehicle, while Ed and Edna escape using bubble jet-packs. Then, Cryptor attacks him and P.I.X.A.L, but Zane uses his Techno Blade as a shield. Jay and Cole sees that their friend is in a difficult problem, and decide to help. Just as they run to Zane, their former master, Wu, traps the two in a pit. Nya managed to get by the controls of the pit, but she has a new problem to face: there are two wires, colored black and blue, and Nya has to cut one. If she destroys the wrong one, Jay and Cole will be crushed. Nya cuts both of the wires and frees Jay and Cole, and they assist Kai. However, Wu traps the Ninja in a corner, but Zane and P.I.X.A.L. come with a magnified vehicle and pick up Wu since he is now part metal. The Ninja are excited, but quickly ends when the Stranger frees Wu and flies away with their via hover-copter. However, the Stranger leaves a scale behind. Nya decides to give Lloyd and Garmadon a message.
The Hover-copter was eventually converted to solar power, the Ninja returned to New Ninjago City with Nya and P.I.X.A.L. There, they reunited with Borg and explained their suspicions as to who stole the hard-drive containing the Overlord.
They eventually came across the Stone Army Tomb, only to find the seal had been opened. Upon confronting Skales, they learned that the Serpentine had reformed and the Snake King even had a son. The Ninja and Nya were lead to a campfire Acidicus told them of the Curse of the Golden Master, and how they believed it was referring to Lloyd. While the Ninja discussed the curse, Nya expressed her confusion that if the Serpentine didn't take the hard-drive, who was the culprit.
Both questions had to be put on hold though, as Nindroids suddenly attacked the place, and Kai ordered the other Ninja and Nya to protect the Serpentine. The Ninja find out that the Electrocobrai are their power source. Skales tells them at the Curse of the Golden Master is upon them, and says that they would not be able to assist the Ninja because they're choosing to stay out of the conflict. The Ninja then return to the surface.
In the top of the Borg Tower, Borg prepares the device that will lead the Ninja to the Digiverse, a digital world where they will be able to gain access to the Tower's central computer and fight the Overlord directly. When Jay points out that the hard drive is still missing, Borg explains the device will "download" the Ninja themselves, along with the Techno-Blades, into the computer where the Overlord dwells. He also explains that this is the only method to succeed, as it will be a matter of time before the digital Overlord fully drains Lloyd's power. Although apprehensive, the Ninjas are "downloaded" successfully, and they wake up in the Digiverse. In no time, they begin mastering the advantages of the digital world. the Ninjas begin their trek down toward the Tower's central computer—ironically below the Tower, where the Overlord had been defeated years before. When the Overlord realizes they are close to him, he attempts to immobilize them, but fails due to P.I.X.A.L. electronically interfering from outside. He then turns the digitized New Ninjago City upside down, but the Ninja keep moving with their digitized vehicles. Together they get to the top—that is, the bottom—of the tower and insert the Techno-Blades . . . only to find the Overlord severed the circuit to the motherboard.
The Ninja are severely beaten by the Overlord as he consumes more of Lloyd's golden power, proclaiming his becoming a true "golden master" of the real world and the digital world. Strengthened by Lloyd's proclamations that the Ninja always have each other's strengths to fight together, the ninja fight off the Overlord's influence and one by one turn gold and, using Lloyd's shared power, reroute the circuit to the motherboard and completely destroy the Overlord virus from the system, initiating a reboot.
At Temple of Light, Lloyd gives up his Golden Power to restore the Ninjas' elemental powers. Meanwhile, at Borg Tower, Master Wu spots General Cryptor aboard a train heading for Ouroborus. He tries to send Jay and Cole to investigate, but they are fighting over Nya once more at the movie theater. As night falls, Nya, Jay, and Cole get out of the cinema, and then Jay and Cole ask her did she decide which of them she will pick. She said that she will pick Joel, a robot created by her that is a mixture of Jay and Cole—a decision that is rendered moot when it freaks out and runs away. When they see light coming from Borg Tower, they get up to Borg's office where they find Garmadon, Wu, Lloyd, and Zane who tell them that the Overlord is alive and is holding Kai hostage. They realize how the name Arcturus is actually a clue about the Overlord's new plan, although P.I.X.A.L. is unable to find anything related, since she has every point in time of Ninjago's history in her database. Zane and Garmadon remember how they and the others went back in time and destroyed Garmadon's Mega Weapon—an event that P.I.X.A.L, Lloyd, and everyone else never knew about because the past and present had been altered.
By the time Zane, Cole, Jay, and Lloyd get to Ouroborus, they don't find anything new around until a huge door below them opens and they fall into an underground base where they find a huge rocket called "Arcturus." They realize that the rocket will lead Pythor and his Nindroid minions to space and reach the Golden Weapons from the star where the Mega Weapon was destroyed. Lloyd tries to stop him from lifting the rocket but Overborg stops him. With help from a freed Kai, the other Ninjas hold off the Nindroids with their new elemental powers. Pythor initiates the countdown for the rocket to launch into space, so Lloyd leads the Ninja into it just in time.
Shortly after the rocket entered space, Jay and the other Ninja came into contact with Wu, Nya, Garmadon, and P.I.X.A.L. who had returned to Borg Tower and recovered the rocket's blueprints. After Zane secured the other Ninja spacesuits, Jay and the other Ninja made their way towards the cockpit to take command of the vessel. However before they could reach it, Cryptor dispatched several Nindroids to stop them while he piloted the rocket into the tail of the comet. As the ninja fought with the Nindroids, Jay assumed the identity of Fritz Donnagon and lead the charge, even saving Cole when he fell off the rocket.
When Jay and the other Ninja awoke after the landing, they found themselves on the comet not too far from where Arcturus had landed, though Cryptor had taken the launch key. The Ninja discovered lunar rovers in the cargo hold and they set out crammed in one to find where the Nindroids had gone. They soon arrived in a large cave where the Golden Weapons had landed, though before they could reach the launch key, the Ninja fell under attack by a swarm of alien bugs. The Nindroids used them to their advantage to escape, but Jay and the others pursued, only to arrive at the launch site to find Arcturus destroyed by the bugs, thus stranding them on the comet.
In space, the Ninja despair after repeated failed attempts to escape. However, Lloyd refuses to give up, suggesting that they use their elemental powers and everything around them to restart the ship. Heartened by Lloyd's words, the Ninja repair the ship and use Zane as a power source. Though Zane gets overheated by the strain, they manage to fly back to the Earth—to land safely, the Ninjas uses a new technique Elemental Shields.
P.I.X.A.L. uses a motorcycle to catch up with her friends, using her power to land them on their vehicles. As the Ninja reunite with their allies, Cyrus tells them that they should head for the Temple of Fortitude, a place where the Overlord and the First Spinjitzu Master battled long ago. He claims there's a shield at the place, so the Nindroids won't harm them, and there is something he wants to give them that may help them save the world.
The Ninja begin traveling to the temple, but pause when they see the Golden Master's path of destruction. Lloyd reminds his friends that the only way to save Ninjago is to reach the Temple of Fortitude. but the Overlord sees them and uses a massive Spinjitzu tornado against them. The Ninja swiftly run back, rendezvousing with Cyrus, Wu, and Garmadon. There Cyrus gives them the ultimate weapon—a pill. Borg then explains that it was no ordinary pill, it could make anyone shrink. Garmadon and Wu decides to would hit the pill straight into the Overlord's mouth. Borg gives the Ninja armor which protects them from some attacks from the Overlord.
The Ninja go into Ninjago City when an item hurls at them but are protected since they have on the armor. Wu hits the pill, which heads straight to the Overlord's mouth, but Pythor sacrifices himself and swallows the pill instead. As a result, Pythor shrinks down to the size of a worm. The Golden Master is outraged that the Ninja try to shrink him. He obtains the Ninja with his Golden Power only to miss Zane. The Ninja of Ice tells his friends to support him one last time, and the Ninja bounce him. Although, during the process, he landed and touched the Golden Master's gold. He refused to let go, admitting the fact that Ninja never quit, which frees his friends. He remembers his past and freezes the Overlord which also killed him and the Golden Master. The Ninja are disappointed that Zane has passed, and proceed to his funeral.
Borg makes a speech on how he thought technology was the best way to destroy problems, but instead, cost more. He now names Zane the Titanium Ninja. He later passed the microphone to Kai. The Red Ninja claims no one knew what powered Zane, and he thought it was brotherhood because that's how Zane powered him. When he finished the speech, snow began to appear.
- Main article: History of Jay (The Tournament of Elements)
Shadow of Ronin (non-canon)
After Cole crashes the D.B. Express, they head towards Chen's palace. After defeating the Anacondrai warriors, the Anacondrai Serpent ripped Jay's trousers.
This turns out to be a story told by Kai. Angry, the other ninja reminded Kai of all the inconsistencies. Wu then tells them to go outside to train. However, the students Dareth brought were villains. After they are defeated, a stranger steals the Ninjas' memories with the Obsidian Glaive and escaped.
In order to gain back their memories, Wu informed them about the Obsidian Weapons. They find Hibiki in Kryptarium Prison. He told them about the Inky Lemonberry tea. They went to the Toxic Bogs to get the berries. When the Ninja drank them, they were excited to learn of their respective weapons. Wu told them to get the Obsidian Scythe first, which upset Jay.
After obtaining the other weapons, Jay's Obsidian Nunchucks are last. However, their mission was postponed after Nya informed them of the Nindroid attack in Ninjago.
After that has been dealt with, they encountered Ronin again with a Lightning Elemental Forge. However, Ronin trapped the Ninja (Except Zane and Dareth) and Wu with the Earth Elemental Forge. They were freed, but Ronin left with the forges.
Back in Spinjago, Wu told the team Ronin would need the Primal Fulcrum. Wu decided to try to destroy it, but mentioned it might destroy them in turn. They visited Lloyd, who said he'll take them to Misako.
After locating the Fulcrum, Misako says it's not dangerous to destroy it. However, they were suspended in the air. Wu suspected that Misako was under Ronin's control, and Lloyd frees her. However, the Fulcrum has been activated, and a portal to the Cursed Realm is opened. The Ninja were able to defeat Ronin and the Primal Fulcrum. Kai then points out Jay lost his pants again, revealing that this is another story told by Kai.
Jay and the Ninja used their Elemental Dragons to capture a Fangfish that had been terrorizing a local village. Upon returning successful to Wu's new tea shop Steep Wisdom, Jay and the others were sent by their Master into Ninjago City to advertise the new store, yet without using their powers. While they obeyed their master at first, after failing to attract anyone Jay decided to use his elemental powers to project giant teapots on all the nearby electric billboards.
Elsewhere, Morro possessed Lloyd's body, causing the Ninja to lose their elemental abilities. They returned to Wu for answers just as the tea shop fell under attack by the Master of Wind. Jay attempted to use Spinjitzu to fend him off, but in the end, the Ninja were forced to retreat with Wu and Nya in the Destiny's Bounty.
Morro soon caught up to them using his Elemental Dragon and Jay mounted one of the cannons in an attempt to fend him off. The ghost boarded the ship however and while Wu made an imprint of the staff's secret message, the masters of earth and lightning tried to fend him off. They were defeated with ease however and turned their attention to helping Nya stabilize the ship as it crashed in the Forest of Tranquility.
The Ninja made camp and Wu told them of his past with Morro. The next morning Misako arrived and discovered that the first symbol means Airjitzu, a martial art created by Master Yang. The Ninja mount wallopers and the Blue Ninja followed Kai towards Stiix where Ronin was keeping the scroll.
However, their head start was lost when Kai led them away from Stiix rather than toward it. After Zane pointed this out, Jay and Cole elected to follow Zane instead and they soon came across train tracks leading to Stiix.
After nightfall, they came to a train station and stopped, intending to rest. However, they were soon beset by Wrayth on the Chain Cycle and engulfed in a frenzied battle against the ghost menace. Incidentally, he defeated himself when his chain hooked on a nearby water tower and poured its contents onto himself. The Ninja were left stunned by this, but realizing that a passing train was headed to Stiix, quickly ran after it.
The Ninja eventually arrived in Stiix and confronted Ronin in his shop. The thief demanded a high price for the scrolls, but due to Kai's horrible negotiating skills, it was raised even higher. To earn money, the Ninjas were hired to build a dock, and Jay helped lay down the planks. However, a fly damaged the Titanium Ninja's language database and they ended up accidentally destroying the bridge. With Zane unable to speak, Jay took charge and decided that they should simply steal the scrolls.
Through his leadership, the Ninja successfully entered Ronin's shop (though broke a skylight in the process), but were unable to find the scroll before Morro and the Soul Archer secretly arrived (keeping Ronin hostage). The Soul Archer possessed an organ, grabbing hold of Jay with it, but after a bit of chaos the other ninja managed to find a jug of water to release him. The shop was immediately flooded with Ghost Warriors, leaving the ninja unable to defend themselves, up until Ronin showed them the Aeroblades. When Jay received his Aeroblade, it glowed yellow.
After fending off all of the ghosts but Morro, Ronin confronted him, but in the struggle, the hidden scroll was revealed. Ronin quickly grabbed it and flew off in R.E.X., but Morro knocked him down, and he was forced to flee from Morro and the Ninja on foot. After Morro caught up and snatched the scroll, the Ninja gave chase to him but were slowly picked off one by one (Jay first, by falling through a roof). After they met up later, after the chase had ended, Jay admitted that he didn't want to be a leader anymore.
Jay went with the other Ninja to Yang's Haunted Temple to get the Scroll of Airjitzu, they were put in a test to face their fear; when they did it, it was almost sunrise. They ran out of the building, Jay, Kai, and Zane were safe, Cole got the scroll but was sadly turned into a ghost.
Jay was practicing Airjitzu alongside Kai and Zane, although unable to grab the flag, he swipes a bragging Ronin's apple, later when Misako deciphered the next clue to the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master. He used his mech to get to the Wailing Alps, but it was eventually destroyed by an avalanche, they managed to get to the Hanging Temple, there they fought the Ghost Warriors, when they escaped, they climbed the mountain. When they thought that they will lost the Blind Man's Eye, they used Airjitzu to get to the top and get to the eye of the storm to find the Sword of Sanctuary.
Upon reaching the gates of Cloud Kingdom, Jay and the other Ninja were greeted by Fenwick. They were then shown inside the writing hall where the Ninja learned that the citizens of Cloud Kingdom were the writers of destiny. Jay noticed that one of the writers was dictating Dareth's destiny but accidentally dropped ink on the parchment causing the Brown Ninja's destiny to be altered.
Fenwick proceeded to inform the Ninja that Morro sought the Realm Crystal hidden in the tomb to unleash the Preeminent, before ushering them into a building filled with toys to meet the "master writer." Jay quickly became distracted by a pinball machine, only to shortly discover that they had been locked away with Nimbus, a terrifying creature. With Cole's ghost abilities, the Ninja managed to escape and discovered that Fenwick was actually working for Morro.
The Ninja soon ran into Nobu who informed them where the Sword of Sanctuary was kept, though the Ninja arrived just after Morro claimed the sword. With it in hand, the ghost was able to escape from the Cloud Kingdom though, after an intense chase down the Wailing Alps, the Ninja emerged the victor with the sword in possession.
Jay helped the rest of the Ninja to set up traps for the Ghosts in Steep Wisdom. Eventually, the Postman went to give them their mail, but the Ninja, mistaking them for a Ghost, soaked him with water balloons. The Postman scolded them and said they're going out of business, but Jay said he's the one going out of business. Cole suggested they don't let Ronin know to keep him from leaving so they could still get his help.
Later, Misako called the Ninja to explain to them about the third clue. They were told that the tomb has three tests to keep the Crystal from ending up in the wrong hands. The tomb is in an unknown location, but Misako said the reflection of the sword on the map behind the Scroll of Airjitzu would lead them to it. They eventually found Ronin in possession of the Sword of Sanctuary and tried to stop him, but they fell into their own water traps. After being freed, they tried to go after him, but he wasn't in R.E.X..
Later, they got a message from "Ronin" telling them the tomb is in the Caves of Despair. Because most of the caves were unexplored, they headed out and found the skull symbol at the entrance. They found lanterns and although they thought that was one of the three tests, they continued their journey after realizing they were regular lanterns. When Jay smelled something foul, he asked what it was, to Zane responded with Kethanol. They were forced to run away when Cole caused the Kethanol geyser to make a bigger explosion. Landing on minecarts, the Ninja ride throughout the cave, with Jay defeating Ghoultar with his Aeroblade. Before they fall into a pit of lava, R.E.X. came to save them, and they a message from Ronin saying he'll let them lend R.E.X. to travel underwater, the actual location of the tomb.
Jay goes with the other Ninja to the Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master. In his reflection, in the maze he sees himself with an eyepatch and a pirate beard. He also sees Nya in the reflection, indicating that he will end up with her in the future.
After finding the remains of the First Spinjitzu Master, they bow to the latter as Kai picks up the Realm Crystal. Morro then arrives while holding a weaken Lloyd hostage and demands for the crystal. The ninja are at a loss as they want to protect their friend but also stop their enemy before they find that their powers are returning since Lloyd is free of Morro's possession.
Jay and the other Ninja returned to Steep Wisdom only to discover that Wu had sold his business and used the money to pay Cyrus Borg to build them some new vehicles. The inventor himself appeared and much to the Blue Ninja's dismay, commented that Jay appeared shorter. He was then introduced to his new vehicle—the Ghost Taker GT—and eagerly drove it around as the others discussed the best strategy.
Jay arrived at Stiix on a ferry and disguised as a dock worker, distracted several ghosts for Nya to sneak by. Once the Ninja's presence in the city had been revealed, Jay boarded the Ghost Taker GT and drove around town, capturing ghosts as he went.
With the Preeminent released, Jay expressed his disgust. When Cole used his Ghost Cycle against the Preeminent, it only made her madder, prompting them to fight back harder.
The Ninja, after failing to get closer to the Preeminent, were forced to retreat to the ship. Surprised to see Lloyd come back, they were commanded to break the support beams to drop the Preeminent into the sea. They did, but the Ghosts surrounded her with houses so that she can walk on water. Next, the Ninja went closer to the Preeminent to easily defeat her. However, the Ninja have to go back to the ship to protect the people. They watched Nya destroy the beast with her newfound True Potential.
- Main article: History of Jay (Skybound)
Having claimed the Ultra Stealth Raider jet, Jay raced with his teammates to get to the Ninjago Museum of History in time to get Day of the Departed lanterns. After viewing the new Hall of Villainy exhibit, Jay parted ways from his teammates to spend the holiday with his parents Ed and Edna. However, their holiday was interrupted when Samukai, returned from the Departed Realm due to the magic of Master Yang and the Yin-Yang Eclipse, attacked the junkyard in order to dispatch Jay using his Departed Blade. Jay was left on the ropes due to a pair of Skulkin holding his parents hostage, but was able to fight and finish off Samukai due to the unexpected intervention of Ronin.
Meeting up with his teammates (minus Cole) Jay learned that they had suffered similar attacks as Wu appears and tells them of Yang's plans of distracting them as Morro appears confirming this. Jay is angered to see Morro and readies for a fight questioning if any other ghosts would appear but Wu tells them Morro is there to help and the latter tells that Yang tricked Cole to open the Rift to Return to Ninjago. Jay questioned how Cole got tricked but Zane points he was there as the Ninja realized to their horror that they had forgotten about Cole due to the latter's increased rate of fading. With this news, the Ninja swiftly headed off to find Cole while Morro returned to the Departed Realm.
The Ninja flew the Destiny Bounty to Temple of Airjitzu to find Cole as he fought to prevent Yang's escape through the Rift of Return, but were unable to reach him due to the wind generated by this event. Fortunately, their arrival gave Cole the strength to overcome his doubts and allow him to defeat Yang, who was then left in a state of bemoaning. Jay was confused when Cole started to talk to Yang before encouraging the latter to head through the rift. After Yang was redeemed by Cole's words of encouragement, he allowed Cole to make his way through the rift just before it closed as the Ninja were caught in its shockwave.
They have a hard landing near the Temple of Airjitzu, before wondering if Cole made it in time. Fearing the worst, Jay stated he'd give anything to have him back just as an overhearing Cole asks about this before emerging from behind a rock human once more. The Ninja celebrate their friends return and their families and make the Temple of Airjitzu, now cleansed of evil magic, their new base though Jay had expressed fears about it continuing to be haunted.
Later that night, the ninja with their families and friends gathered at the temple and listen to Cole's story. Jay was annoyed with Cole telling the same story asking if he was going to do that every time the holiday came as Cole states he'll stop if Jay admits his fear as he reluctantly does so stating there are no more ghosts which Cole "confirms." (Cole looks to a window and winks at Yang, who winks back.) Those gathered then released the lanterns in celebration of those who had gone before them.
Jay and the Ninja are helping Dr. Saunders clean up the museum. Cole finds a painting of the battle with Wu, and Garmadon fighting the Time Twins and tells Lloyd to check out his father. He notes that they are Ninjago's two greatest Elemental Masters, and wonders if he'll ever live up to their legacy. Zane tells them that the painting dates back about 40 years ago, during the Serpentine Wars and Lloyd asks Dr. Saunders what it is. He says that it has no historical significance, and he tells them that "in legend" the Time Twins could manipulate Time.
During Wu's battle with Acronix, a Time Blade falls from the sky causing a temporal anomaly which causes time to skip an entire minute. Lloyd and the others are walking out of the Museum when the Time Blade causes them to be displaced in Destiny's Bounty 2.0. Zane finds out that there was an energy displacement caused by temporal energy. They also find out that the displacement came from Wu'</nowiki>s old monastery and Lloyd suggests that they check it out. Lloyd then remembers that Wu went there—so they go there.
When they arrive, they see Acronix alone. Jay goes to fight him, and Zane tells them that it's Acronix from the painting. Lloyd points out that he should be older because the painting took place 40 years ago. The other Ninja go to help Jay and Kai accidentally sets the monastery on fire again. Ordered by Lloyd to fight, Jay, Cole, and Kai help him battle Acronix while Zane and Nya put out the flames.
Jay and the Ninja push Acronix back with their powers so that he apparently falls off the edge, but he actually just uses the Time Blade to move forward in time and escape.
Thinking they defeated him, they find Master Wu (who was hanging on a tree branch) and help him back up.
The Ninja asked Wu about their fight with Acronix. Afterward, they left him so he could rest. They discussed the painting they saw at the museum and how it relates to Wu's flashback.
After a while, the Ninja watched a news channel reporting a Vermillion Warrior wreaking havoc at the BorgStore. They decided to attack it one-on-one, but failed, noticing the Warrior could regenerate. Coming to the conclusion that the Vermillion might try to kidnap Cyrus, the Ninja tried to help him. However, they found Zane unconscious and Cyrus Borg missing.
After failing to figure out what the Vermillion helmet does, they went to see Wu for answers. He was unable to answer, however, so Cole, Jay, and Nya went to reboot Zane in the Samurai X Cave while Lloyd stays with Wu and Kai goes to the museum.
They discovered a video feed and slowed it down to reveal Zane being hit by something. After slowing down the video more, they discovered Acronix and Dr. Saunders working together. They rushed to the museum to stop Kai, but Jay and Cole stayed behind to battle with the Vermillion Warriors. However, the Army left, leaving them wondering where they went.
They went back to the Cave and found Zane rebooting.
As Jay trains with Cole, they wonder why the Time Twins would kidnap Ninjago's citizens. They told Kai that they could fight the Vermillion, but Lloyd told them until Wu heals, he would be their substitute Master. However, when Lloyd suggests they make a plan, they reluctantly agreed.
After a brief fight, the power went out and the Ninja met Lloyd at the power source. They created a magnet to attract the snakes' armor, rendering them vulnerable. The power went back on, and they heard the Vermillion are attacking at Mega Monster Amusement Park. They left for the park, and Jay headed to the junkyard to defend his parents against the snakes.
Upon hearing the Vermillion Warriors were taking metal, Jay heads for his parents' scrapyard since it has a lot of metal. After managing to shock most of them, he finds out that his Ninja team is in trouble and his mother ends up kidnapped. With his ride scrapped by the Warriors, Ed gives him an early birthday present, a regular motorbike, but it falls apart, Jay modifies it, making it the Desert Lightning. They then proceed to use lightning speed to defeat the Vermillion Warriors and to bypass the effects of the Slow-Mo Time Blade and rescue his mother. Then, he gets jolted out of the desert, quickly telling the others to grab his father as he left with his mother.
After messing around with the Slow-Mo Time Blade, Jay, Cole, and Zane note how Kai and Nya are acting strangely. He then gets an idea to run at each other and use the Blade to stop them from colliding.
Lloyd told them they were supposed to hide the Blade, but they disrespected him. Wu told them the same thing Lloyd did, but they obeyed him instead.
A moment later, they were attacked by Vermillion. They were easily defeated, but it regenerated into Buffmillion, which Nya and Kai were able to defeat.
When Lloyd went down with his Dragon and was unable to summon it again, the Ninja watched as Samurai X saved him. They tried to find out who the Samurai was but to no avail.
Lloyd and Jay confronted Acronix just as he was about to help his brother fight Kai. They eventually got both the Blades, but it was stolen by Machia when they least expected.
They mourned over their defeat and blamed their overconfidence.
Lloyd tells the team that if they can find the location of the Time Blade, they would be able to know the headquarters of the Vermillion Army. Misako then explains Wu was hit with the Time Punch. They left to go to the museum.
Cole accidentally made a hole in the wall with his Earth punch, revealing a secret room. Cole found a door, which leads to a sewer system.
After riding on the Destiny's Shadow, Jay and Cole attacked Skales and Skales Jr. but was stopped by Lloyd. They told them that the Vermillion are strong in numbers, and they are located in a swamp. Skales gave them a map and they drove off.
The Ninja found their way to the swamp and noted how many eggs and armor they have.
Lloyd explained that Cole and Jay will rescue the workers. They used a grappling hook and found the workers. They decided to rescue them by Airjitzuing their way up to the skylights.
When Jay caused the ladder to collapse, the sound alerted the Vermillion. They were eventually outnumbered, but Zane and Lloyd tried to help them.
When the Ninja are being pursued by the Vermillion, they took cover in an Ice dome made by Zane. When the latter decided to save Borg, Jay and the others went with him. After hiding from the Army, they tried on disguises to sneak into the Dome.
Once they met Cyrus Borg, he explains he was forced to build the apparatus for the Iron Doom, allowing the Time Twins to travel through time. They were told he added a code for self-destruct but had forgotten it. Cyrus told them if he saw the panel, it would probably jog his memory back. They were about to take him, but the Vermillion stopped them. Cyrus was able to convince the Vermillion he just wanted to see if the apparatus is properly installed, but Jay blew their cover. Samurai X came and ran over several Vermillion with the Samurai VXL Cole helped fight back the snakes as Samurai X brings Cyrus to the panel.
As they fought, Zane figured out the password and Machia's ship arrives. Cole tries to fight back the Vermilion, but Acronix froze Zane, Samurai X, and Cyrus. When they were kicked off the platform, the Ninja caught them.
There is nothing the team can do but wait for Kai, Nya, and Wu's return. Jay insists on the Samurai revealing their identity, but they refused. Eventually, they start to notice the city has no technology and that Zane has gone back to his original state.
However, Jay spoke up and said Lloyd will be their new Master. He listened as Lloyd made his decisions of burying the Time Blade and deciding to search for their lost master Wu.
When Ninjago went back to normal, Jay hugged the vigilante and asked if they would share their identity since they won but the latter refused.
When Kai and Nya came back without Wu, they are left without a Master. However, Jay spoke up and said Lloyd will be their new Master. He listened as Lloyd made his decisions of burying the Time Blade and deciding to search for their lost master Wu.
In hopes to find Wu, Cole and Jay went to an ancient temple. When they failed, they argued, causing all the monks to break their vow of silence. They were called back to the team and they left the monks behind.
The Ninja regrouped, and Lloyd showed them the Sons of Garmadon logo and said they stole a mask. Hutchins informed them of the Oni Masks and that the Emperor of Ninjago will have a speech. The Ninja agreed to defend the mask during his speech.
During the speech, firecrackers went off, causing the audience to panic.The Royal Family is grateful they tried to save them and they were invited inside the palace.
The Royal Family informed the Ninja as long as they have the Oni Mask, their lives are in danger. The Ninja accepted the challenge to keep them safe and were given a tour with Hutchins.
When Hutchins showed them the Oni Mask of Deception, the Ninja agreed to protect it. Jay, Cole, and Zane kept an eye on the buffet table.
While training, the Ninja gave Lloyd some advice on how to attract Harumi, but Lloyd agreed with Nya to just be himself.
When the palace exploded, the Ninja fought the Sons of Garmadon. Later, Lloyd and Harumi picked them up on the Destiny's Bounty and informed them the Emperor, Empress, and Hutchins didn't survive.
When the Ninja left to find who the Sons of Garmadon's leader is, they went to Mistaké's shop for some Tea of Truth. Jay stayed with Lloyd to listen to Mistaké talk about the Oni and Dragons.
When Lloyd and Jay came back from Mistaké's shop, they watched Cole karaoke at Laughy's on television. Cole was attacked by the Sons of Garmadon and when Zane didn't help, the Ninja went to help him. While they were chasing Mr. E, Lloyd realized Zane was trying to gain their trust.
Jay tells Lloyd Zane was last seen at Central Station. When Lloyd was unable to find him or Cole, Jay and Kai checked the other stations.
After the Ninja found Zane shut off at the bottom of a cliff, they took him back to the Bounty. They then decided to leave Ninjago since the baby is the key to the Mask of Hatred.
When P.I.X.A.L. then informed the Ninja Mr. E told the Quiet One "The trap has been set." She told the Ninja she's trying to find the location of the Quiet One, but Cole showed them the baby's blanket with the map to the third Oni Mask on it.
When P.I.X.A.L., controlled by the Quiet One, shot one of the thrusters, the Ninja fought her. Just when she went back to normal, her destroyed another, causing the Bounty to fall. Nya was able to control the rain to slow down their fall, but the Bounty was damaged.
As they tried to fix the Bounty, the baby, who had a growth spurt, hands him a pair of pliers, surprising him and the others. Proclaiming he is quitting, Jay watches as the baby soon said their motto: "Ninja never quit". Shocked, Jay announces to his friends (who also realize) that the baby is really a regressed Master Wu.
The Ninja soon tell Nya the things the baby did and how they discovered he is Wu, she doesn't believe that he is actually Wu. However, she soon does believe after she hears the baby talk and drink tea like her master does.
The Ninja watched Wu go for more tea, which Jay refills for him. Afterwards, questions are raised by how Wu reverted to a toddler; Nya deduced it was because he touched the Reversal Blade before he was lost in time. Zane states if Nya's theory is correct, the blades' effects have worn off and now Wu will keep aging until he returns to normal, eventually. Jay wondered how long it would take as P.I.X.A.L told him time will tell.
The Ninja later discover Harumi is the Quiet One as the Sons of Garmadon attacked and surrounded them.
While unable to warn Lloyd of Harumi's true intentions, Jay and the others are tied up and captured by the Sons of Garmadon on the Bounty. Killow and Mr. E pilot the ship towards Harumi's location, in an effort to quickly pick her up.
Once there, the Ninja manage to escape bondage with help from Baby Wu, and they stop the Sons of Garmadon in their tracks as they try to leave with Harumi and the Mask of Hatred. As Jay realizes how outnumbered they are, Lloyd suddenly shoots out of the waterfall hiding the Oni Temple, and the Green Ninja is caught in his brothers' arms. As the standoff gets heated, the giant sea-crab from Lloyd and Harumi's earlier journey returns, attacking both the ninja and the S.O.G. Jay and the rest of the ninja manage to take down the monster, but Harumi and the rest of the Sons of Garmadon manage to use the opportunity to sneak away with all three masks. Zane and Nya help Lloyd chase after the stolen Bounty, but he's quickly captured by Killow. Jay and the others stand on the ground helpless, watching the Sons of Garmadon escape with the masks and Lloyd, and the sea crab breaks free, ready to attack the Ninja again.
They ride the Sea Creature back to Ninjago after taming it and head to the police station. When denied entry into the Commissioner's office, Jay threatened the officer with zapping, doing so before they enter. When the Commissioner refers a pirate genie, Jay and Nya smile at each other as only they remember the events. The Commissioner agrees to have his entire force helping the Ninja.
During Harumi's ritual, the remaining Ninja (excluding Lloyd, since he was captured) fought their way in and managed to free Lloyd and Misako.
As the ritual reaches its conclusion and the roof of the temple reshapes itself, the Ninja make an attempt to fight back using Spinjitzu. Killow attempted to stop Jay, but is electrocuted into unconsciousness by him.
The Ninja manage to stop the portal from opening; this creates a shockwave that knocks out Harumi and the Sons of Garmadon. The Commissioner and his forces storm the area to arrest the villains with a screaming Harumi being arrested by Simon and Tommy. Jay and Cole assist some officers in the arrest of a weakened Killow when he tries to escape. Jay and the others celebrate outside the palace, waving at the cheering police officers while Lloyd watches Harumi get taken away.
Not knowing that the resurrection was actually a success, Jay and the others, along with baby Wu, dance while singing "The Weekend Whip" in celebration of what they think is a victory over the Sons of Garmadon for good. Lloyd is unsure about their victory, and stops the celebration right before learning on the news that Harumi escaped the police, with the help of a man who the ninja easily identify as Garmadon.
The ninja hurry to the police station to figure out what happened, and help clean up the damage as well as the injured officers. The Commissioner apologizes for losing Harumi, and explains what happened with Garmadon breaking in before telling he was not the same man he once knew.
Jay and the others eventually return to the Bounty, where they try to figure out a plan after finding out that Garmadon and Harumi have taken over Kryptarium Prison and are using it as a temporary headquarters. Lloyd wants to face his father alone, and hopefully save him again like he did last time. Jay and the others quickly deny such a mission, yet Lloyd tricks them and locks them in the Bounty long enough for his Ninja Nightcrawler to show up so he can drive to Kryptarium. Cole manages to get himself and the rest of the ninja out with his Earth Punch, but it's too late, as Lloyd has already driven away.
Jay and the others hack into Lloyd's car to try and warn him of the dangers of going alone, but he ignores them and continues driving. From then on, the team is forced to watch on TV as Garmadon brutally beats up his son, leaving the Green Ninja weak and nearly dead on the ground.
After Lloyd's loss in his battle with Garmadon, Jay and the rest of the team picked Lloyd up and brought him to Mistaké's tea shop in Ninjago City, thanks to little Wu's directions. There, a weak and dying Lloyd was laid on a table, and Mistaké told the Ninja that they would have to use their Elemental Powers along with her tea to save Lloyd. There was a catch—it may take all of the power they have left.
Jay is one of the Ninja who gives almost no second thought to saving Lloyd, putting his hand on Lloyd and concentrating his power. Lloyd is healed, and the Ninja still have their powers. Before they could leave, Mistake gives Jay a paper bag, telling him "tea to go," emphasizing the "to go." Jay discards it as being just another weird thing that the lady says, but takes the bag just in case. From then on, he leaves with Kai, Zane, Cole, and P.I.X.A.L. to try and stop Garmadon's Colossus.
During the fight, Jay manages to use the electric power lines on the street to electrocute the Colossus, but it only stunned it for a moment. After realizing that they're powers did almost nothing against it, the ninja escaped to find the Bounty while P.I.X.A.L. held the Colossus off.
Once on the Bounty, Jay and the others flew in to save Lloyd and Baby Wu as they were escaping from Harumi. Harumi managed to grab Lloyd's leg as he made a jump towards the Bounty, but the other Ninja managed to catch Wu in their arms.
After coming to a tight spot, Zane had to circle around again to try and get Lloyd, but the ship was grabbed by the Colossus. As the Colossus began crushing the Bounty, Jay and the others panicked, until Wu pointed out that they "have to go." Jay was reminded of the tea bag, and he quickly opened it up, allowing the contents of the tea to transport the ninja and Wu far away, just before the Bounty was crushed. This led everyone in Ninjago to believe that they had died, not noticing the Traveler's Tea.
At the end of the episode, the Ninja and Wu wake up in a wasteland, their uniforms torn, and Jay asks, "Where are we?" Looking up at the dragons flying overhead, Kai confirms to the team that they've been marooned in the Realm of Oni and Dragons.
- Main article: History of Jay (Hunted)
Jay decides it's time to ask Nya to be his Yang. But is struggling to figure out the best way to ask her. So, he turns to Kai for some advice. However, Dareth barges in, and then Nya, who told them Wu is supervising the murals in the courtyard. Once outside, they see Firstbourne and Faith crash land at the base of the mountain.
They brought Faith inside the monastery to rest, and Wu told the Ninja about Faith's warning: The Bringers of Doom taking over the Realm of Oni and Dragons and that Ninjago is next. The Ninja head to the city to prepare for their arrival.
They see the Police Commissioner and four cops at a dead end and dark smoke surrounding them. They tried to stop it, but were unable to and are forced to retreat.
With no other choice, the Ninja visited Garmadon's cell and asked for help.
Once the Ninja are airborne again, the Ninja discussed if they could trust Garmadon. Meanwhile, he turned the engines off, and the Bounty starts plummeting toward the ground. The Ninja hanged on until Zane got to the emission switch on time.
While Lloyd followed Garmadon to the cabinet, Kai told Jay he should ask Nya to be his Yang as soon as possible. Cole joins in and tells him the same, but Zane told them they were needed on the bridge. Garmadon then proceeds to tell the Ninja about how the Oni were able to enter Ninjago. They used the Realm Crystal and he would be able to go inside the dark cloud to destroy it due to being part Oni, but he would need a weapon. Lloyd then argues that they can't just let him have a weapon then let him walk away unsupervised. Since Lloyd is part Oni as well, he claimed would also survive the darkness and decided to go with him.
While Nya piloted the Bounty, Jay approaches her and tries to ask her to be his Yang. However, seeing Garmadon made him lose his confidence so he decided to tell her later.
When they arrived at Borg Tower, the Ninja handed Garmadon a sword, but he started attacking them to activate his powers. He jumped off, and Lloyd followed. After watching Lloyd on his head cam, they heard distress calls and tried to find the source. They flew off, while P.I.X.A.L. decided to stay behind in case the two needed assistance.
While trying to find the source, the Ninja watched as Lloyd and Garmadon approaches the Crystal. When The Omega attacked them, his head cam broke.
The Ninja found the source of the distress signal at the NGTV building. He and Cole went out to help the people, but once they were about to leave, Nya accidentally turned the thrusters the wrong way. Jay saw Cole almost fell but was able to hang on to the ladder. The rope snapped and Jay and his friends watched as he fell.
They went to save P.I.X.A.L., Lloyd, and Garmadon as they ran out of fuel. The Ninja told them Cole fell off the Bounty, and Nya blames herself despite Jay and Kai saying it was an accident. After Garmadon told them they are wasting time mourning, he showed them the Golden Master's armor. However, everyone was upset at him and started leaving.
The Ninja landed near the monastery and Wu and Misako went to see them. They told the two that Cole fell into the dark clouds and destroying the Realm Crystal did nothing. However, Garmadon showed them the Golden Armor and Nya explained they might have a chance if they reforge the Golden Weapons. After Kai was done, he gave the weapons to their respective Ninja, but had to give the Scythe of Quakes to Nya. A monk then signals to the Ninja that the Oni are here, and they prepare to fight.
The Ninja began the fight them and were surprised to see Cole arrived. Nya then hands him his Scythe but they were overpowered and retreated into the monastery. They then watched as Jay asked Nya to be his Yang, to which she accepts. Lloyd then points out that they can try using the Tornado of Creation against the Oni.
However, they found Lloyd under a pile of debris and mourned. He suddenly woke up and the Ninja were relieved. As celebration, their allies visited the monastery and watched the Ninja make a new mural with their handprints.
Jay wakes Zane from a vision about Aspheera with the scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu and the army of Pyro Vipers attacking Ninjago City and the Ice Emperor with his army of Blizzard Samurai and a massive Ice Dragon in the Never-Realm.
He urges Zane to hurry, as Cole is beating Zane's high score in a game with Lava Zombies and is sad to see he missed it. The Ninja sit in the hot tub, which actually turns out to be the Bell of Divinity. Infuriated, Wu puts the Ninja to a test to see how long they can survive in the room with his chicken. They were able to trap the chicken, but Wu was unimpressed.
After complaining about the traps Wu set up, the Ninja asked Wu what to do. He challenged them to a battle, but were easily defeated. Once again, the chicken was released to punish them.
After Lloyd is rejected by Wu for a quest tip, Jay advises a change of scenery. They end up in the hot tub, thinking about who to fight. Jay realizing there isn't anyone to fight, so they resort to going to the police and sort out criminals and thugs that would threaten Ninjago City, but find nothing but cats in trees and fake locations.
They return to the monastery to relax and turn on the TV to find in the Desert of Doom, there is a pyramid with booby-traps and shenanigans of all sorts. They quickly leave, not seeing a mysterious stone tablet with the carving pattern of a snake.
The Ninja rush around the Monastery, packing to prepare for their quest. Before they head off, P.I.X.A.L. introduces the Ninja to the Hanger Bay. They quickly head off with the Land Bounty and two other vehicles.
In the Land Bounty, Zane informs the Ninja about Beohernie, although Jay thinks the people mispronounced his name and should be called "Bernie." Cole discovered an oasis to stop and have lunch. Zane continues talking about the desert, and Cole leaves to get food, but the basket sank to the ground. The Ninja rush to their vehicles and are able to outrun Beohernie; however, it isn't at the cost of losing one of the key compartments the Land Bounty needs.
Still stuck on the rock, Jay begins to complain thinking the situation is hopeless and starts to kick some rocks down a slope. What Jay doesn't know is he's walking straight into Beohernie, who is buried beneath the sand. Jay is almost devoured by Beohernie, but the rest of the Ninja are able to save him.
In the evening, the Ninja do rock, paper, scissors to determine who will retrieve the component. In the end, Zane wins.
The next morning, Zane goes on the sand and is consumed by Beohernie. When Zane notifies the Ninja that he found the component, the Ninja pull him from Beohernie, but he resists by pulling onto Cole's Dirt Bike. The force by Beohernie causes Cole to fall out of his vehicle and onto the sand where two more bugs begin to attack, but they are repelled by the Ninja. Eventually, Kai shot fireballs at Beohernie's belly which allowed Zane to escape the belly of the beast.
With the component recovered, the Ninja were to escape the rock and outrun the other scarab beetles to their next destination, the Ancient Pyramid.
The Ninja try to convince Clutch Powers to explore with them but cannot. Clutch gets a call from the Explorers Club. His membership is about to get revoked, so he helps. The Ninja go past obstacles. Cole uses his strength to lift a column. Later on, Jay trips a cobweb and the Ninja fall into spikes Kai destroyed with his fire.
They soon reach a room with a sliding puzzle on a wall. Jay and Nya accidentally freed Aspheera, by finishing the puzzle. Clutch flees, saying he will be asking for help. She steals Kai's power and traps Jay and the other Ninja after she beats them with Spinjitzu.
Inside Ancient Pyramid, the Ninja are trapped in chains and begin to doubt that Clutch Powers will help them. Jay begins to read Powers' book that recommends "vocal exercises" when you're in a stressed situation, but it only annoys the other Ninja as they begin to blame each other for the situation they're in. After they calm down, Lloyd tries to come up with a plan to escape, and Jay suggests they read Powers' book to find some advice.
Suddenly, the torches go out and it becomes dark enabling Jay to read, but the light comes back in the room only to be lava leaking from Aspheera's tomb. Jay freaks out and drops the book into the lava, and it burns into ashes.
Despite the rushing lava, the Ninja are able to escape their prison; however, they are still chained. When they get to the barrier, Cole uses his lava arms to lift the barrier allowing the other Ninja to pass. As Cole was lifting the rock up, Jay caught sight of lava approaching them and immediately begins running away from the lava. Not realizing they were still tied together, this caused a chain reaction, as Lloyd and Cole were pulled towards Jay causing Cole to drop the rock and nearly crushing Kai.
The Ninja reach the tomb where the rest of the Pyro Vipers were stored, but the lava continued to follow them and reawakened the Pyro Vipers along with it. Now having to fight the Pyro Vipers, Jay decided to use Spinjitzu still not knowing he was chained to the rest of the Ninja. This resulted in the Ninja being part of Jay's Spinjitzu and despite defeating the Pyro Vipers, the Ninja were now chained in a circle which forced them to jump instead of run.
When the Ninja reach the bridge, Jay thought they could just run across, but as soon as he touched one of the planks, it instantly collapsed which caused Jay to nearly fall. They soon realized the entire bridge is weak as it collapsed. After some thinking, Lloyd comes up with the idea of a human bridge in order to cross. The plan ends up being successful as they were able to cross to the other side.
When the Ninja go outside, the pyramid, they find out they are surrounded by a pool of lava steadily rising. Facing certain death, the Ninja begin to blame each other and Jay begins to say his "vocal exercise" he got from Powers' book. Soon, the rest of the Ninja follow suit, and just when all hope seemed lost, P.I.X.A.L. arrives in the ShuriCopter and is able to save the Ninja just before the destruction of the Ancient Pyramid.
The Ninja save the Police Commissioner and his crew from the Elemental Cobras before heading off to the Museum without Kai.
Jay fights the Elemental Cobras while Lloyd fights Aspheera and ultimately losses to her. She then performs Spinjitzu against the Ninja and successfully defeats them. Aspheera then used her staff to destroy parts of the roof and cause the debris to fall on the Ninja. After that, she reawakens the Pyro Vipers still in their tombs and tells them to follow her out of the museum, and the Elemental Cobras to finish off the Ninja.
Before the Elemental Cobras destroy the Ninja, Jake comes in to shield the Ninja, but Kai catches up and rescues Jake out of trouble while turning on the fire sprinklers to distract the Elemental Cobras before Zane finishes them using his ice powers.
Cole, Kai, and Jay head down the sewer to find Skales, but instead, find three Hypnobrai and are taken captive. When they are taken to Skales, he is unhappy to see them although he helps them find information on Aspheera with the help of Acidicus.
After finding who the "Treacherous Deceiver" is, they head back to the Monastery to tell Wu that Aspheera is out for Garmadon, but Wu tells them that she is out for him, not his brother.
Jay listened to Wu giving his story on how he became the "Treacherous Deceiver."
After Wu tells the story, Cole, Jay, Kai, and P.I.X.A.L. ask questions, but before Wu could answer all of them, they hear the noise outside and realize Aspheera is on her way. Cole asks about the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu and using logic, P.I.X.A.L. thought the second scroll would be with an archeologist, so he contacts Lloyd, Zane, and Nya to find Clutch Powers.
P.I.X.A.L. activates the defensive systems for the Monastery, but Aspheera banishes them and Fire Fang obliterates the door causing them to retreat to the Hanger Bay. When they realize they cannot escape, Kai blames Wu for their troubles, and Cole tries to comfort him, but he walks away.
Jay then asks P.I.X.A.L. if she has a backup plan, and she reveals an unfinished Titan Mech. They then begin to work on it to prepare for the worst.
When the Pyro Vipers find out their secret hideout, Wu believes he should face them alone, but Kai apologies to Wu and promises they will face Aspheera as a team.
Jay continues to work on the Titan Mech along with Kai and P.I.X.A.L.
The Pyro Vipers break the door to the Hanger Bay, but they are unable to find Wu until Jays gives their hideout by sneezing. Before Aspheera could do any harm, P.I.X.A.L. uses the Titan Mech to defend the Ninja and Wu. Despite this, Aspheera is able to hold her ground and holds the Ninja hostage until Lloyd, Nya, and Zane arrive with the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu.
A lengthy battle ensues with Jay having the chance to possess the Scroll when it falls into his hands. Eventually, Zane gets the Scroll and freezes the Pyro Vipers. Before Zane gave back the Scroll to Wu, Aspheera's arm manages to get free and she attempts to zap Wu, but Zane saved his master by pushing Wu of the way causing him to be hit and be seemingly destroyed.
The Ninja come running in after P.I.X.A.L. has a nightmare of losing Zane. Wu then tells the Ninja that Zane is alive; however, Wu won't let the Ninja come since its location is remote.
Despite this, Lloyd steals the Traveler's Tea, and the Ninja head to the Hanger Bay where they spot Wu holding the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu. A lengthy battle occurs as both sides were fighting for the Traveler's Tea. This gave the Ninja no choice, but to tie Wu up and place a mouthpiece over him. In the end, the Ninja headed inside the Land Bounty while P.I.X.A.L. stood outside and zapped the vehicle into the Never-Realm.
The Land Bounty lands lands on a cliff, forcing the Ninja to evacuate and during the process, Cole loses the Traveler's Tea. This causes an argument with Jay before Lloyd breaks up the fight and suggests they head down the mountain to avoid freezing.
After hiking through frigid temperatures, the Ninja finally make it to a forest where it’s still cold. In addition, the Ninja face danger when they are approached by Frost Wolves. The Ninja flee from the danger, but Lloyd runs into a tree giving a chance for the wolves to attack but in spite of that, the wolves head off somewhere else. What the Ninja don’t realize is that one of the wolves is frozen on a tree.
Following the unusual sight of wolves running away, the Ninja stumble upon some people who are also frozen. Nya is able to sense one of the victims realizing they have a heartbeat and are still alive, but Nya also gets a signal on the Titan Mech. Before they sought out to find the Mech, Jay believed they should help the people, but Lloyd and Nya stand their ground saying they should get more information before assisting the people.
After following the bleak signal for some time, the Ninja run into the wolves again, but this time they fight. They are able to hold their ground for some time until three mysterious people shoot arrows at the wolves causing them to run away.
The Ninja follow the people to a nearby village where they are greeted by the elder Sorla. After both sides give their introductions, Sorla throws a potion into the hearth fire, and they are able to find Zane’s location which is the Ice Emperor's Castle. Sorla tells them that Zane was most likely taken captive by the Ice Emperor and he is "lost." However, Lloyd believes Zane is strong and they will still come for him despite all the dangers she said. Sorla then warns them of General Vex who is out to get the Ninja.
Jay is seen outside trying on gear that will help him walk through snow. When the Ice Fishers head inside because of the Blizzard Samurai, Sorla states they must protect the Fire and they head outside to start working. By sunrise, the villagers and the Ninja are able to create a fort.
At night, the first barrage of attacks begin when a plethora of arrows come streaking at the villagers. They are able to dodge it, but see Blizzard Samurai at their footsteps. They end up attacking but they shattered into ice when hit. Jay is on top of one of the towers zapping any Blizzard Samurai who climb the walls.
Despite defending their village, one Blizzard Samurai takes out their sacred Fire. Kai continues to blames himself for not having his Elemental Powers before trying once more. This time, he is able to create the Fire, and the villagers chant "Fire Maker" due to his success.
Jay and Nya are working on top of the roof and both remark on how cold it is before Jay ends up falling into a pile of snow Cole created.
When Lloyd heads off, Jay gives him dried fish so he doesn't starve.
In Fugi-Dove's story, Jay rode on a pillar of lightning. He easily defeats him and ties him up.
While helping carry wood, Jay watched as Cole failed to calm the children when they run away.
Meanwhile, Uthaug runs up to show the village he found a piece of Lloyd's gi and there were signs of a fight and avalanche. The Ice Fishers and Ninja are concerned and hoped he is safe.
In Cole's nightmare, Jay, Kai, and Lloyd were disappointed in Cole after he left the tea behind. They made him go back for it, and the Bounty fell off the cliff.
Jay wakes him up, claiming it was just a nightmare. After he storms off, Kai told Jay he will eventually calm down.
Later, Kai and Jay asked Nya where Cole was and told her what happened earlier. Boma and Uthaug rushes to tell them Cole is also on the mountain, prompting Jay and Nya to go after him while Kai stays behind to protect the village.
Nya and Jay walked up the mountain. They are concerned when they hear Krag's roars. They found footprints that lead to a cave. They investigated it, and when they hear Krag, they attacked. When Cole explained Krag is his friend, he introduced each other. Cole allows Krag come along with them down the mountain.
After Jay, Cole, Nya, and Krag made it back to the Great Lake, they were surprised to see everyone but Kai frozen. Jay and the others then agrees with Kai as he comes a plan to find the Land Bounty, fix it, and fight off the Emperor of Ice.
Jay is searching for the Land Bounty with his friends when the Frost Wolves appear behind them. The rest of the Ninja discuss quickly on what they should do, but Jay tells them that he knows. On the count of three, he runs away, much to everyone's surprise. As they run, Kai catches up to Jay and questions his decision. However, Cole sees the Bounty up ahead and they all race for cover. When Krag cannot close the door fast enough, Nya grabs a fire extinguisher and tells Jay to zap it, which he does so, scaring the wolves away. After the wolves scatter, they proceed to work on the Bounty. While they are working on the Bounty, Nya starts to rip things out of it. Jay and Kai express their worry on the decision and Nya reminds them that they could help her, which they choose not to.
But soon, Cole warns them that the wolves were back and Jay helps him and Krag protect the Bounty. Nya is able to start up the Bounty and they escape the wolves, heading off for the Ice Emperor's castle.
Jay informs Krag about their hit game, Lava Zombies, which interests Krag greatly. Krag tries to play the game and this annoys Jay greatly. He tries to tell him it's his turn and Cole reminds him that reasoning with a giant creature that could squash him is not a great idea. Jay realizes this and turns around to see Krag growl at him. Seeing Cole's point, he lets him play. When Kai alerts the rest of the Ninja they were getting close to the castle, Jay heads off to his seat. Unfortunately for them, they awaken Boreal and he chases the Bounty down. Eventually, Nya gets an idea and Jay questions on her actions. After they defeated Boreal, Jay comforts Nya into letting go of her iron grip on the handles.
As the Ninja Krag get off the Bounty, Nya discovers that Boreal was made entirely of ice. This thought leads Jay to believe the Ice Emperor is an Elemental Master of Ice like Zane, but then it hits Nya that Zane is the Ice Emperor. The rest of the Ninja and Krag are surprised this is possible, but Nya reminds them that Zane was holding the Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu when he was banished. Jay asks for an explanation for the time difference, which Nya cannot reason with. However, before they can do anything, Boreal wakes up. This forces them to fight and eventually leads Nya to discovering how to master control over ice and Kai regaining his Elemental Powers back. With Boreal defeated, they run off to the castle to warn Lloyd.
When they arrive at the castle, they find everything is back to normal and reunite happily with Lloyd and Zane. After many days, the Ninja decide to return back to Ninjago. Jay leaps out of the portal first and embraces an overjoyed Wu and P.I.X.A.L. The rest of the Ninja, Wu, and P.I.X.A.L. wait for Cole and Lloyd to return.
Nya and Jay bumps into each other, and she suggests they do something together. Jay declined because he wanted to go to Benny's Arcade Emporium, but offers to something she wants when he gets back. She cheers up and exclaimed she wanted to take dance lessons, to which he reluctantly agrees.
At the studio, they started to dance, but Jay is more successful than her. He managed to impress the whole class and even their instructor, Vlad Tutu. Seeing Nya disappointed, Jay dances with her again.
After class is over, Nya said she wanted to do something Jay wanted in return. They go to the arcade and he leads her to a dance machine, revealing how he got his talent. Lloyd then called him to tell him about the Mechanic's break in at a warehouse, but the two delayed the mission to play the game first.
Prior to The Meaning of Victory
After getting trapped in Prime Empire, Jay learns about the Speedway Five-Billion.
Jay is interviewed about the Speedway Five-Billion and he tells the viewers that it's not what everyone thinks it is. His interview is cut short as three Red Visors begin chasing him.
- Main article: History of Jay (Prime Empire)
Jay and Nya are raking leaves, but he realizes there is too much work to do. Jay decides to use Spinjitzu despite Nya advising him not to use it. They finish their work, but Wu is buried underneath the pile. However, Wu doesn't say anything and he heads back inside.
The Ninja then receive a letter from the Kingdom of Shintaro and Jay adores the card that was provided. He then reads what's inside the card and tells the rest of the group they've received an invitation to celebrate Princess Vania's birthday.
Jay and the rest of the Ninja head out via the Bounty. Along the way, they hear strange sounds and Zane reveals that a species of bats called the Dire Bats lived in the area. However, Jay thinks the account isn't real until a Dire Bat picks him up and starts flying away. Jay screams in fear and begs for mercy, so the Dire Bat drops him. Luckily, Cole is able to save him on another Dire Bat. Soon, the creature flings the two Ninja from his bag, but Kai is able to save the two Ninja by tossing them a rope. The Bounty then begins to descend after one of the Dire Bats knocked the sails over.
The Ninja prepare to crash, but realize the Bounty is still floating. Then soon discover the Winged Guards of Shintaro carrying the ship while Hailmar greets the Ninja and shows them the Ivory City in the horizon.
Jay and the Ninja marvel at the beauty of the Ivory City and are escorted inside the Throne Room where they meet King Vangelis and Princess Vania. As Jay walks out, he tells Lloyd that Vania likes Cole, causing Lloyd to get suspicious of Vania.
During the night, Cole wakes everyone up and tells them about encountering a purple monster and having a necklace with his mother. However, the Ninja think Cole is dreaming and they head back to sleep.
Jay and the other Ninja are strolling through the magnificent gardens, and realize that Cole is missing.
Suddenly, Princess Vania appears from out of a tunnel in a frenzy, telling the Ninja that she went into the Dungeons with Cole and found something terrible. There's an underground mine filled with little creatures forced to mine by black skeletons. Cole stayed behind to rescue them, and told her to get help.
The seven of them go to tell King Vengelis, and he is angry at his daughter for disobeying his orders, endangering their guests. He says that he'll send his guards down at once to find Cole, but he will not allow the Ninja to go. The Ninja realize that the creature that Cole saw in his bedroom was real all along.
The Ninja leave the throne room, and make secret plans to enter the dungeons behind the King's orders. Vania agrees to show them the way into the dungeons, and she leads the way back to the garden.
Wu agrees to stay behind with Vania, feeling as though he'll slow the rest of them down. The Ninja enter the cave and find that Vania was telling the truth. Zane detects simple weapons and crude fortifications from the skeletons, and the others suggest that they bust up the bags of bones, and rescue Cole nice and quickly.
They all agree, and steal the keys to Cole's cage, and free him at last. In order to delay their capture, Zane blocks an entrance off for the skeletons with his shuriken. Cole tells them to keep the volume down, as there's a winged masked man who lives in the temple in the center.
The two tribes of creatures that live in the dungeons, the Geckles and Munce, start to quarrel with each other, causing a ruckus. This alerts the Awakened Warriors, who begin to attack the Ninja. Lloyd orders Jay and Nya to take our the warriors, while the rest of them run away. The Ninja and the others are in shock, watching the Geckles and Munce call each other "blade stealers." Meanwhile, the Ninja find that the Awakened Warriors go down without much trouble.
While trying to defend themselves, Zane realizes that his Elemental Powers are no use in the dungeons.
All the commotion causes the masked man to exit his temple. The man reveals himself as the Skull Sorcerer, a masked man in a black gown with wings, wielding a glowing green skull. The Skull Sorcerer uses the green skull in his hands to awaken the black skeletons around him, overwhelming the Ninja, leading to their defeat and eventual capture.
Jay and the other Ninja are put to work by the Awakened Warriors, forced to mine heaping amounts of Vengestone, which explains their inability to use their powers.
The Geckle explains that long ago, a hero named "Gilly" (who the Munce argues was named "Milly,") entered the mountain with two blades to defend the Geckles and Munce from a terrible dragon known as Grief-Bringer (who the Munce argues was called "Mief-Bringer.") After defeating the dragon, "Gilly" left behind her blades as gifts to the Geckles and Munce— leaving the Ivory Blade of Deliverance to the Geckles, and the Shadow Blade of Deliverance to the Munce.
The two tribe's feud started when the Munce apparently stole their blade, however the Munce argues that the Geckles were the ones that stole the blade. The Ninja come to the conclusion that it was actually the Skull Sorcerer who stole both blades, in order to get control over both tribes. While the tribes fight over themselves, they can't fight the Skull Sorcerer.
Lloyd puts together a plan to get the two tribes to make a truce so they can all break out. Word is passed around through Geckles and Munce about a secret meeting after lunch, and when the time comes, they discuss retrieving both Blades by defeating the Skull Sorcerer.
Later, the Ninja break out of their cages by getting a Minos to eat through their chains. The Ninja split up, while Cole and Lloyd attempt to find the two blades, Zane and the others go about releasing the remaining Geckles and Munce. A few minutes later, chaos ensues, as Cole and Lloyd are chased away by the Skull Sorcerer.
In the commotion, the Ninja are split up so that Jay, Nya, and Lloyd go one path, while Zane and Kai go down another. Kai notices Cole dodging many attacks from the Skull Sorcerer and encourages him to follow him and Zane. Before he could, the Skull Sorcerer blocks off the front of their tunnel with an small avalanche, much to Kai's dismay as Cole is further separated from the group as he is chased by the Skull Sorcerer.
Jay, Nya, and Lloyd follow the Munce to their home; however, Murt cannot remember where to go. Feeling like they'll never escape the tunnel, Jay begins to moan, but Nya finds footprints and they follow the tracks. Jay quickly changes his attitude saying he was always optimistic which earns a stern look from the others.
The Ninja including Jay are introduce to Queen Murtessa, and she begins to take affection for Jay despite Nya claiming they are together.
Nya is furious at Jay for not stepping up and defending Nya. When the Munce call the Ninja for their meal, they only request Jay to enter. Jay wasn't listening and was about to enter, but Nya pulls him aside and demands everyone to eat together.
While at the dining room, Jay continues to brag about his abilities such as turning all of the crystals to blue using his Elemental Powers. Murtessa is impressed and asks Jay if he has a special interest, but Nya interjects herself and claims she is with Jay. Murtessa then challenges Nya to a duel to determine Jay's partner, and Nya agrees.
Before the fight, Jay tells Nya that fighting isn't a good idea. Nya then tells Jay that if she doesn't fight, he would be stuck here forever, and eating disgusting food. Jay then begs Nya to win the fight.
Jay watches Nya take on Murtessa. At first, Nya is struggling but is able to pull out a victory when she uses Spinjitzu to knock Murtessa out. The Munce watch in shock and declare Nya as the new queen.
Jay watches as the Munce argue whether they should attend the truce meeting with the Geckles. Nya then gets the Munces' attention by using her Elemental Powers and forces the Munce to the meeting.
When they arrive, Jay and the Ninja try to settle everyone down after tensions rise between the two tribes. Suddenly, they hear the sound of Grief-Bringer and everyone but Zane and Lloyd flee.
The Ninja, Geckles, and Munce are running away from Grief-Bringer and decide to hide in the Geckle Strong-Cave.
When Nya and the Munce are trying to close the gate, Kai and the rest of the Ninja head out to buy time for them to close it. The Ninja perform Spinjitzu to defeat most of the Awakened Warriors, but they quickly rebuild themselves. Murtessa is able to break the chains to the gate and the Ninja retreat back in.
Tensions once rise between the two tribes as Gulch is upset that the Munce are in his shelter.
Even though both sides dislike each other, they both are fearful when Grief-Bringer and the Awakened Warriors attempt to tear down the gate. Nya recognizes a pile of rocks covering something and asks the Geckles and Munce to work together to remove the rocks. Kai marvels at their teamwork, and when they're done, he enters first. However, he discovers there's no other way out.
Murtessa and Gulch apologize to each other and Kai and Nya officially establish peace with the opposing tribes. At the same time, the Skull Sorcerer destroys the gate and is about to fight until the Ninja decide to surrender themselves and allow the Geckles and Munce to be free. The Skull Sorcerer agrees and the Ninja are taken away.
Jay and the Ninja are locked up in a cage and overlook the Geckles and Munce working in the mines. The Skull Sorcerer approaches their cage and informs the Ninja they'll be destroyed by Grief-Bringer. The Skull Sorcerer then reveals himself to be Vangelis and tells the Ninja he disposed Cole and Wu into the heart of the mountain.
During the execution ceremony, Jay and the Ninja watch in fear as Grief-Bringer is about to be released, but he doesn't come out. Cole then shows himself and fights the Skull Sorcerer. The Ninja cheer him on and wish they could join the fight as well. While the Munces and Geckles are also fighting, Plundar and Adam free the Ninja so they could join the fight.
Jay continues to fight the Awakened Warriors alongside the Ninja, Upply, Munces, and Geckles. Despite being overwhelmed, they receive aid when Vania and the Winged Guards of Shintaro arrive as well.
After Cole unlocks the Spinjitzu Burst, Jay watches Vangelis being taken away by his former guards.
During the ceremony, Vania is declared queen of the Ivory City and she promises peace for everyone. As the Ninja leave, Murtessa says goodbye to Jay as he kisses her hand. In response, she ends up hugging him.
In Season 8 onward, Jay has curly hair, generally wearing blue clothing to represent his elemental color. He has brown eyebrows and light freckles. In Seasons 8-10, Jay has dark-brown hair, but from Season 11 onward, he has reddish-brown hair akin to earlier seasons.
Prior to Season 8, Jay had short, straight, reddish-brown hair, with a notch on his right eyebrow. In addition, he was not shown to have freckles.
From "My Dinner With Nadakhan" to "Wishmasters," Jay wore a dark blue eye patch over his left eye. Briefly in "The Way Back," during a battle with the Sky Pirates, he wears a similar second eyepatch over the same eye that was black instead of dark blue.
In "Endings," Jay wears half of the Yin-Yang Medallion on his chest that he offered to Nya when he asked her to be his Yang.
In an anime scene of "The Absolute Worst," Jay is shown to have blue eyes.
In Prime Empire, his avatar, Superstar Rockin' Jay, makes Jay look quite different from his regular appearance. His skin is a light blue color while having darker spots of blue all over his body, mostly in a triangle pattern on his face and torso. He also has a dark blue lightning bolt by his eyes, which are now yellow. He now has white hair while wearing a yellow headband and his attire consists of a blue Elvis-like uniform with yellow spots of different shapes as well as a star on the left side of the chest.
For more images on Jay's appearance in his different ninja suits, click here.
Like the majority of his fellow Ninja, Jay is currently in his late teens. However, the Ninja do not officially have specific ages, as they are meant to be perpetually in their teenage years for the duration of the show. Recently, in "The Gilded Path," Jay states that he and the other three original Ninja are "grown-up teenagers."
Potential Estimations: During the events of the pilot and Season 1, he was at least 15 or 16 years of age. As the most recent events take place 3–4 years after the events of Season 2, he is most likely around 19.
To see Jay's relationships, click here.
Jay is the most light-hearted of the Ninja. He is always telling jokes, most of which are only funny to himself. He usually does this to cover up fear and anxiety, as revealed in Season 6. He is also sensitive in both positive and negative ways and thinking. He enjoys boasting about his abilities, such as inventing and poetry, much to the annoyance of the others, but he proves to be a good friend and a skilled fighter. He is also somewhat high-strung, typically being the first to panic in dire situations.
Jay has a crush on Nya, and often stumbles on his words around her, although they both eventually reveal their feelings for each other at the end of Season 6. There was a period of time where it seemed Jay didn't understand what Nya wanted, and was worried about their relationship. He tried to treat her like a lady and protect her, refusing to let her row the boat, though Nya found a way to help anyways. He was also incredibly nervous to ask Nya to be his Yang, even though they were steadily dating by then.
He is fond of those he is loyal to, but will go against them if they wrong him, as shown with the love triangle in Season 3 when he fought over Nya's love. He started yelling at Cole when he found out Cole was Nya's perfect match which surprised Cole since he knew nothing about it. The fight showed immaturity in both of them and a lack of desire in talking it out. When they were settling their differences, Jay at first assumed Cole was trying to deceive him. However, since then, it has been revealed that Jay and Cole are best friends. They have a lot of banter in the show, even pulling a prank on Cole in the Temple of Airjitzu.
Jay also hosted a television show between Seasons 3 and 4, where it showed his charismatic nature. It was revealed that he also wore makeup (when he hosted the show) in which Jay comments that "concealer is a time-honored tool of the ninja." This could mean he wears makeup regularly. (prior to Season 8 design change) In Season 8 it seems Jay was embarrassed by this period of his life, asking Cole to not remind Master Wu about when he hosted a show.
Jay has always be a likable and charismatic character, despite being annoying sometimes. Besides his show, he had his own "League of Jay" where fans inspired by him had avatars that looked like him. As Superstar Rockin' Jay, it was another show of his charismatic but egotistical nature. And without meaning to, he caught the eye of the Munce Queen after bragging about his skills in Season 13.
Jay can get a laugh out of making fun of his friends. In Season 4 when the Ninja thought Skylor was related to Kai, Jay laughed about it as he told Sensei Garmadon. In Season 8 he told the group that he was recording and will make many copies of Cole's horrible singing. He also has a lot of faith in his friends, assuring everyone that Lloyd would come to their rescue when they were all imprisoned by Chen, only to be incredibly sad and worried when Lloyd didn't show up.
Jay is fond of inventing, technology, and the color blue. Technologically, Jay is one of the smartest out of all the six Ninja, possibly second to Zane, because he was raised by adoptive parents who were mechanics. The Ninja have relied on him to been the engineer at times. Jay is embarrassed of his doting parents, and dismisses the advice they give (like when Edna asks Jay if he brought extra underwear and it turned out he did not). But he is still is extremely loving of his parents, never wanting something bad to happen to them. Jay was the only one on good terms with his parents when the show started. His parents were the first to be introduced as they came by to visit him and the other Ninja (in which they mentioned Jay didn't go to visit them). Over time, it seems Jay grew to be less embarrassed of them.
Jay values technology more than the others. In Season 3 he was the most excited to visit Borg Industries, who revolutionized Ninjago. He also told Clouse in Season 4 that he would rely on nuts and bolts over magic.
It can be inferred that Jay is sloppier than the other Ninja. When Harumi found a pair of blue underwear on the main console, Jay was immediately embarrassed. Jay is also more likely to take shortcuts, though the other Ninja do as well. Such as in Season 4 where his injury led him to using a mech left in the jungle by Chen, even after Jay claimed he wouldn't take any of Chen's gifts. Another example of shortcuts would be in Season 13 where he cleaned up the leaves in the yard with Spinjitzu and risked getting lectured from Master Wu. When he wasn't, Nya commented on how strange it was that Wu gave up a moment to reprimand him in which Jay agrees. This shows that this may be normal behavior for Jay and his relationship with Wu is like a parent and a child.
After being stranded in The Realm of Oni and Dragons, Jay had an apparent mental breakdown. He seemed oddly indifferent about the Ninjas' predicament and the other Ninja realized he had lost his sanity. In this state, he is constantly "happy" about their many predicaments, even saying that he had "found it", when he had clearly lost it. Since then, he has returned to normal, as evidenced by him freaking out when fighting in the Dragon Hunter Arena, which indicates his insanity and unusually calm nature was simply temporary and caused by stress.
Jay has always been obsessed with video games. He was upset when the Monastery was burnt down in Season 1 because he lost his high score. In the Cloud Kingdom, he was excited to find a pinball machine. Season 12 was a video game season and Jay was the most experienced and excited to be inside a video game. Jay was also shown to be a great dancer in the Prime Empire shorts, due to his skills in rhythm games. When Lloyd showed the Ninja the comics he was into in Season 2, the seasons after it was Jay that was the biggest fan of them.
In "Game Over", Jay reveals that deep down, he feels sad about his birth parents abandoning him in a Junkyard, explaining to Unagami that he always wonders why they did it and hopes that it was for a good reason, if there's even a reason behind it all.
Weapons and Abilities
Jay can harness the power of Lightning to create a Spinjitzu tornado of pure electricity. His lightning powers were enhanced further by the Nunchucks of Lightning, and later by his Elemental Blade. In close-range combat, he favors nunchucks, but has used katanas and various improvised weapons on occasion.
Jay has an eye for machines and gadgets, being in charge of repairing and maintaining the various technology at the Ninja's disposal. He was responsible for restoring the Destiny's Bounty to a functional state and equipping it with the modifications needed to make it fly. Over time, his inventing side was less emphasized, due to Nya and Dr. Julien taking up the role of gadgeteer, but Jay's skill with technology should not be underestimated. Prior to "Let's Dance," Jay obtained dancing skills from playing Dancy Pants.
Jay has owned many vehicles in his history as a Ninja.
- Lightning Dragon
- Elemental Lightning Dragon
- After he conquered his fear, Jay could summon It at will using his elemental powers.
- It first appeared in "The Day of the Dragon."
- Blue Dragon
- Desert Lightning
- Lightning Offroader
- Ghost Taker GT
- Storm Fighter
- Jay's Velocity Racer
- Jay only has four Character Cards, as his DX card was never made.
- Therefore, Jay is the only Ninja without his actual golden weapon on a character card.
- Jay was the second Ninja to find his true potential, the first being Zane in "Tick Tock."
- He only has three spinners, whereas all the other Ninja (not counting Lloyd) have at least four.
- He was the first of the Ninja to learn Spinjitzu, the second to unlock his True Potential, and the third to find his Golden Weapon and summon his Elemental Dragon.
- Jay's first name may be a pun on the bird Blue Jay, since his elemental color is blue. His full name, Jay Walker, is be a pun on the term "jaywalk." This would later be somewhat averted upon the revelation that his birth name is Jay Gordon.
- Jay's inventions are said to fill entire warehouses, some of which he cannot remember the names or functions of. Some of his inventions are:
- A blanket that can keep you cold on warm nights.
- A parchment that can be written on or stretched into a waterproof tent.
- A device that cores apples off of the tree before they are picked.
- Extendable stilts. This invention apparently malfunctioned on its first use, repeatedly bouncing Jay up and down between six feet and sixty feet. After a hundred bounces in the span of two minutes, Jay was dizzy for a month.
- Jay's elemental symbol is the Chinese character "羊", meaning "sheep."
- The first two episodes focused on Jay have the word "bite" in the title in some form and involve Jay or his parents falling victim to a Fangpyre Bite.
- It is revealed in "On a Wish and a Prayer" that Cole is Jay's best friend.
- In "Misfortune Rising," he was revealed to be an adopted child. His true father was Cliff Gordon, the actor who played his hero, Fritz Donnegan. This also means his real mother was the Previous Master of Lightning, a fact that was later confirmed in "Lost in Time."
- It is unknown if he will ever meet his biological mother, or what her fate is. However, an earlier version of Season 12's storyline involved her.
- After the events of Skybound, the letter Jay got claiming his father was dead was never delivered, thus Jay is still waiting to claim his inheritance.
- In Skybound, he was the only Ninja to be trapped in the Sword of Souls for less than one episode.
- Nya was never trapped in the Sword of Souls at all.
- Up until "The News Never Sleeps!," Jay was the only character to appear in every episode in the series.
- As of that episode, none of the ninja have appeared in every episode.
- Jay and the other Ninja (except Nya) could only harness their elemental powers by being dependent on Lloyd. This may be because Lloyd shares his Golden Power with them. However, as of Season 8, this is no longer the case. His, along with the other Ninjas' powers, can operate independently of Lloyd's.
- Jay is the second person to kiss Nya, the first being Bizarro Jay.
- In a Wu's Teas episode "Secret Teas," Jay turned into an octopus—his signature animal, after drinking a tea that can make probably people turn into an octopus
- When Jay went to the Tournament of Elements, he wore his ZX suit. This might imply it is his favorite suit.
- In an interview with Michael Adamthwaite, the voice actor of Jay, it turns out that his favorite Ninja suit is the ZX suit as well.
- In the interview with Adamthwaite, it was stated that Jay was originally called Ren.
- In "The Green Ninja," Jay seems to use the element of Wind, even though his element is Lightning.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, Jay most likely got the notch on his eyebrow from one of his inventions when he was young.
- In Season 8, Jay has lost the notch in his left eyebrow, gained freckles, and his hair is now a dark brown instead of a light brown. His hair becomes a lighter color again in Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu.
- As of "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago," Jay has used Traveller's Tea twice, the first time is in the erased timeline in "The Last Resort."
- Jay is tied with Cole and Kai of being the second, third, and fourth Ninja to be presumed dead (in "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago"), the first being Zane(in "The Titanium Ninja").
- Jay is one of the five current Elemental Masters to have a last name, the others being Lloyd, Griffin, Jacob, and Skylor.
- Jay's original minifigure hair design doesn't match the show like the rest of the Ninja. His hair color looks reddish-brown in the show while his minifigure hair is orange-brown. A similar inconsistency exists with his modern hair, as it appears to be reddish-brown starting from Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu, while his minifigure hair is dark brown.
- Jay has appeared in more episodes than the other Ninja.
- The mini-episode "Let's Dance" reveals that Jay is a good dancer because of the amount of time playing Dancy Pants. This eventually leads to him and Nya winning the dance competition in "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back."
- He was the focus character of Season 12: Prime Empire and is the only Ninja that was not cubed or to have lost all their lives (not counting Zane, who did not enter Prime Empire).
- Jay's secret talent is building birdhouses. He paints them and gives them away, and sometimes hangs them outside the Ninjago city retirement home because he knows it gives them joy.
- Jay is occasionally not serious about his missions, annoying Kai.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, Jay refers to the mole on Nya's cheek in her post-movie design as a "mark of eternal beauty."
- Jay's Digi Suit has a white right hand and a black left hand in the show, but he has both white hands in the sets.
- In Shadow of Ronin, Jay is shown to be less serious than his TV counterpart and is prone to whining.
- In Shadow of Ronin, when the Ninja are about to get Jay's Obsidian Nunchucks in the Floating Ruins, Jay remembers himself saying that they are being followed, when originally it was Zane who said that.
- In Shadow of Ronin, Kai claims that Jay has lost his pants twice.
- The token for his ZX variant in Shadow of Ronin mistakenly gives him Kai's face.
- The hairpiece used for Jay's "fancy" hairstyle seen in "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and "The Invitation" was originally used on Remus Lupin in LEGO's Harry Potter theme.
- Main article: Jay/Gallery
- ↑ "Blackout"
- ↑ "The Last Resort"
- ↑ "The Temple of Madness"
- ↑ "Misfortune Rising"
- ↑ "Ninja Roll"
- ↑ "A Time of Traitors"
- ↑ "How to Build a Dragon"
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- ↑ https://youtu.be/2kMWaHNh9Gw?t=644
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- ↑ https://www.lego.com/en-us/kids/articles/ninjago/jay-dec4f7bc9a864944af19de3e9017748a
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- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMo8n7YsdPQ
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- ↑ https://twitter.com/M_Adamthwaite/status/1259476895583711232
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