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|Jay Walker||Jay Walker (Shadow of Ronin)||Jay (The LEGO Ninjago Movie)|
|“Jay, the joker whose mouth is as fast as lightning.”|
|— Harumi to Jay|
Jay Walker (born Jay Gordon) is the current Elemental Master and Ninja of Lightning. He was recruited by Wu to become a Ninja alongside Cole, Kai, Zane and Lloyd. The group became close friends, fighting against the Serpentine and the Stone Army, and 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 the Nindroid army. 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, 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 their Vermillion army, as well as seeking the powerful Time Blades. Though their enemies were defeated, Wu was lost in the time vortex. A year later, Jay helped battle a notorious gang that resurrected Lord Garmadon, and was ultimately stranded in an alternate realm with the original Ninja.
During their week being stranded in the realm, Jay temporarily loses his sanity and they end up captured by the Dragon Hunters. After hearing Lloyd's voice on a radio, Jay regains his state of mind and devises a plan to free himself, Zane, and Kai from the Dragon Hunters, and designs a mechanical Firstbourne 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.
Jay was born the son of famous actor Cliff Gordon and the Elemental Master of Lightning. For unknown reasons, as a baby he was given up by his parents, and left at the doorstep of an inventor couple, Ed and Edna Walker, the owners of a large junkyard. The two adopted Jay as their own son.
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 on the rooftop he fell onto, he met Master Wu. He claimed he was a dreamer himself and he can build the impossible. Jay soon took up residence at the Monastery of Spinjitzu and began his training, meeting Cole and Zane in the process, all the while, remembering what Wu told him the first time they met.
Finding the Golden Weapons
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 is 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 unfortunately 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—unfortunately 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 of 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.
Ninjago at Peace
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 blacksmith, 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.
Rise of the Snakes
With peace throughout Ninjago, Jay and the other Ninja fell out of training and instead spent their time playing video games. After a three hour marathon, they were interrupted by Wu who unplugged the TV, who encouraged them not to put off tomorrow what could be done that day and start training again to prepare for his brother's return to Ninjago. At that moment, Nya rushed in bringing word that Garmadon was spotted in Jamanakai village. The out-of-shape Ninja then rushed out the door and down to the dragon pen where Jay attempted to mount the Lightning Dragon but overshot its' saddle.
Eager to get back in the fight, the ninja raced each other to Jamanakai village, but upon arrival Jay argued with Kai who had arrived first. They were interrupted by the sound of evil laughter from the village and drawing their weapons, approached the village ready for battle. However,the Blue Ninja was surprised to find that it was in fact Lloyd Garmadon, the dark lord's son, who was in fact causing trouble saying that he will release the serpentine, an ancient race of snakes which once ruled Ninjago, for candy. The Ninja tied him at the top of a sign, embarrassing him in front of the villagers as they mocked him by eating candy.
As they prepared to return to the monastery, Kai discovered the prophecy of the Green Ninja in Wu's bag which he had taken by mistake. Jay believed himself to be the Green Ninja as did the others so when they returned to the monastery, the four Spinjitzu masters challenged themselves to a tournament for the title. Jay faced off against Kai in the first round, though lost and announced the final round between Kai and Cole. However, the tournament ended when Kai lost control of the Sword of Fire and the Ninja were scolded by Master Wu.
Determined to be the Green Ninja, Jay and the others devoted themselves to training. They were soon ordered back to Jamanakai Village by Wu however as Lloyd had unleashed the Hypnobrai tribe of Serpentine. This time Jay successfully mounted the Lightning Dragon and upon arriving at the village, met up with Nya. After discovering they would need the anti-venom from the General's staff to save the village, the Ninja split up and after a fight with the snakes, sent them retreating.
With the threat of Lloyd and the Serpentine looming, Jay and the other Ninja resumed training with gusto. Jay was deflecting arrows with his Nunchucks when Zane suddenly whirled past him, breaking his concentration. After the other two Ninja were similarly interrupted, they questioned Master Wu about Zane's oddities, with Jay recalling a time that Zane laughed hysterically at a tragic moment in a movie he was watching with Jay and Nya.
The discussion was interrupted when the Mailman arrived with mail for the Ninja, including a letter from Jay's parents. Noticing that Zane had not received any mail, Jay asked the White Ninja why he never receives any letters from his parents, learning that Zane had been an orphan all his life.
Later that night, Jay joined his friends in laughing at Zane's pink apron before engaging in a food fight in an (unsuccessful) attempt to make his stoic comrade laugh. The next morning, he and the other Ninja were dragged to Wildwood Forest by Zane, who claimed that he had followed a bird to something important. Jay quipped that Zane might have seen a "cuckoo bird," but Zane missed the joke, commenting that cuckoos were non-indigenous to the area.
Nonetheless, the Ninja eventually came upon what Zane had found the night before: a massive arboreal fortress being built by the Hypnobrai for Lloyd. Realizing that Lloyd was trying to get a foothold in Ninjago, the Ninja decided to destroy the fortress, with Kai suggesting that they destroy all three ropes holding up the fort. Jay and Zane ascended the fortress by nimbly jumping up the side of an elevator, and each took position next to one of the ropes supporting the structure.
Once Cole and Kai were in position, Jay used his Spinjitzu to cut his rope, destabilizing the fortress. After Zane cut the second rope, Jay met up with Kai on the roof, planning to jump clear as Cole cut the final rope. Unfortunately, Cole instead opted to leap from his perch and attack his teammates—Zane realized that Cole had been hypnotized by one of the Hypnobrai. With time running out, Jay reluctantly used the Nunchucks of Lightning to electrocute his friend, hoping to literally shock him out of his trance, but the attack failed to break the spell.
Before Cole could bring the fortress down on himself and his team, Master Wu and Nya arrived on Flame's back, with the former playing a flute that breaks Cole's spell. Jay accompanied the others in jumping off the roof moments before the entire fortress collapsed, landing on the Fire Dragon's back as it flew to safety. When returning to the Monastery, they find the entire building demolished and burned to a crisp, causing the Ninja to turn on Zane and blame him for destroying their home. When they go to apologize, however, they find Zane leaving on his Dragon, Shard. Later that evening, Zane returns and explains he was following the falcon, which led him to Destiny's Bounty, the Ninja's new home.
The Ninja were awoken the next morning by Master Wu and Jay immediately went to brush his teeth only to discover that the faucet was filled with dirt. Due to their new home not being in the best shape, Wu ordered the Ninja to spend the morning cleaning it up. Jay used the Nunchucks of Lightning to get the ship's power working, then used Spinjitzu to clean off the deck.
With their hard work over, the Ninja celebrated by playing video games, but were interrupted by the arrival of Jay's parents; Ed and Enda. He reluctantly gave them a tour of the ship, but was constantly embarrassed by them in front of the Ninja. Towards the evening, he was finally able to get rid of them by ushering them back to the junkyard due to the Serpentine being about, but not before Edna told the other ninja of how he used to kiss his pillow.
The next day, Jay keeps his promise to his father and visits the junkyard with the other on foot, as the Ninja's Dragons migrated east to begin a transformation in their stage of life. When they arrive, the place is quiet, which worries Jay, since his parents are "never quiet." He finds Ed and Edna captive and beginning their transformation to snakes. While the Fangpyre fight the Ninja, Master explains the only way to change Jay's parents back is to get the staff from the anti-venom. After discovering their weapons have the ability to transform to vehicles, Jay uses his Storm Fighter plane to steal the Snake Staff from the Rattlecopter. Nya creates the anti-venom before she accidentally loses the staff, and Ed fixes the "defense system" Jay was working on earlier in the episode, allowing them to take flight and escape the Fangpyre.
Jay joined the other Ninja in asking Zane about what he saw in a dream about the Green Ninja, causing them to slack off on their training. As punishment, Master Wu tells the Ninja that they must train constantly until they answer a riddle: "What is the best way to defeat an enemy?" Jay immediately answers, "with your fists," which is incorrect, so the Ninja must train until they figure it out.
The moment Master Wu leaves them alone, however, Zane resumes telling everyone about his dream. Jay insists that he must be the Green Ninja because in Zane's dream, the Green Ninja had nunchucks, like Jay. While they're arguing, Master asks if they found the answer. Kai answers incorrectly with "train?" so they have to go back to training, but Jay says he can't focus unless he knows who the Green Ninja is.
The next day, the Ninja all agree that the answer to the riddle is "teamwork," only to find that they are incorrect again. When Nya reports that Lloyd and his new Serpentine minion—Pythor P. Chumsworth—are at Darkley's Boarding School for Bad Boys, Jay is reluctant to go, as the school is for the "crooked and misbehaved." After being persuaded by Cole, however, he comes up with a plan to use the anchor of the Destiny's Bounty to surprise the villains. Unfortunately, the impact pushes the Ninja to the bottom floor, forcing them to make their way up to the roof while avoiding Lloyd's booby traps.
Jay takes the elevator and nearly falls asleep due to the music. When he arrives at the top floor, Cole (still recovering from one of the traps) points him in the direction of Pythor. making Jay the only Ninja to reach the villains. Before he could engage Pythor and Lloyd, the scheming Anacondrai betrays the boy, taking his map and leaving him all alone with Jay. The Blue Ninja apprehends the would-be evil overlord as Master and Nya arrive on Destiny's Bounty along with the other Ninja. The Ninja try to think up a suitable punishment, but Master knows what to do.
Later that night, Jay along with the other Ninja are furious that Lloyd was read a bedtime story and not being punished and they had to spend all day training. Master reveals the answer to the riddle: To make the enemy your friend. This changes Jay's mind about Lloyd.
Wanting to get some training with the Sparring Robot on difficulty level 2, Jay was told by Lloyd that Zane tried to repair it, making it stuck in level 9. He and the other Ninja scolded each other until it was revealed Lloyd was behind the rumors, with Master Wu requesting him to do so.
Over the speakers, Nya announced that the team is needed on the bridge. After arriving, Jay was able to figure where the Venomari and Constrictai Tombs were located.
Jay was assigned with Kai to search the Toxic Bogs for the Venomari Tomb. Having found it empty, they, along with Cole and Zane intending to warn them about the trap, were surrounded by a hoard of Venomari and Constrictai. They jumped on a log to escape, only to slowly float away while the log dissolves in Toxic. However, they were saved by the mysterious Samurai X, who knocked them out with sleeping gas.
Upon reaching the Serpentines' headquarters to prevent Pythor from uniting them, Jay and the Ninja started messing with them to catch them off guard. The Serpentine, however, were able to capture them, except for Zane, who eventually freed them.
Jay ate with his fellow Ninja in the wake of their failure to stop Pythor from unleashing all of the Serpentine tribes, discussing the loss of the Sacred Flute and the mysterious Samurai X. He was particularly enraged when the mysterious samurai repeatedly beat the Ninja to every crisis, and agreed to the bet that whoever caught the samurai would be worthy of being the Green Ninja.
Jay attempted to trick the samurai by disguising himself as a woman and tying himself to railroad tracks in the path of an oncoming train, only for Samurai X to redirect the train instead of grabbing him. Later, Jay accompanied his fellow Ninja in searching for Lloyd, who had gone missing. Their search led them to The Lost City of Ouroboros, where they discovered that Pythor had successfully united the Serpentine under his own leadership and captured Lloyd. Their rescue attempt was thwarted by a trap in the arena, and Jay found himself and his allies deprived of their Golden Weapons and forced to fight Samurai X in the Slither Pit. The enigmatic samurai managed to help the Ninja escape and retrieved the Golden Weapons, but his Samurai Mech crashed in the desert and separated Kai from the others. When Kai returned with the Golden Weapons, Jay asked about the samurai, but the Red Ninja claimed that Samurai X had simply given back the weapons and left without a word.
With the Serpentine's threat growing greater by the day, the Ninja continued to push themselves further in their training. Jay once climbed atop a massive skyscraper in the middle of a raging thunderstorm, balancing himself atop a lightning rod with one hand and performing various acrobatics. He later bore witness to Zane breaking his old breath-holding record, sharing his teammates' shock when the White Ninja remained underwater for over ten minutes.
After listening to Nya's theories on how an increase in heart rate might be able to counter the bite of a Fangpyre, Jay asked her out on a date, to which she agreed. In his joy, Jay accidentally pricked himself on the fang of a Fangpyre skeleton, causing him to slowly transform into a snake. Nonetheless, he took Nya on a date, which ended up being at the Mega Monster Amusement Park when the Ninja discovered Pythor and the other Serpentine searching for the first Fangblade.
In the process, Jay learned that Nya was Samurai X and ended up trapped on a roller coaster ride meant to destroy him and his girlfriend. However, Nya was able to cure his Fangpyre infection with a kiss, and Jay unlocked his True Potential to save Nya and himself from the trap, although Pythor still escaped with the Fangblade.
Jay, along with the rest of the Ninja, are trying to think of ways to stop Pythor. Jay mentions he can't believe Nya was the Samurai all along, but Kai, who is still hotheaded about not unlocking his True Potential, scolded him. They eventually found out that one of the Fangblades was turned into the Blade Cup, which can only be won from the Ninjago Talent Show. They then agreed to win it, but without letting Cole's father know they're Ninja.
Later, when they reached Lou's house, Cole had the Ninja hide their weapons inside an instrument case, explaining that they can't let him know they're Ninja. After they were let in, Lou explained that the Blade Cup will be given to those who earned it.
The Ninja start training, but realized Lou is stricter than Wu. Inspired by Lou's pep-talk to earn it the right way, Jay suggests they win it rather than steal it, which was rejected by Cole. Later, the Ninja trained outside, unaware that Pythor and Skales are watching them.
At the Concert Hall, Jay accidentally bumped into Kai and demanded him to follow him. Cole, annoyed, told them to just stick to their plan and steal the trophy once it's been revealed. Jay watched as Lou, having heard this, told Cole that he couldn't be proud to have a son who wanted to steal. After trying to comfort Cole, they spotted the Treble Makers and wondered why they were there. After seeing Pythor, wearing a fake beard as a disguise, as a judge, the Ninja were surprised to hear Cole suggesting they win the trophy their way.
On stage, the Ninja dance to The Weekend Whip while a few Serpentine attacks them. Cole successfully performed the Triple Tiger Sashay, which surprised everyone. After winning the trophy, Cole allowed the team to celebrate without him, as his father wasn't there to watch him. This was proved false, as Lou said otherwise and said he's a hero.
Suddenly, Pythor attacked the group and crushed Lou and Cole. The Ninja noted that Cole unlocked his True Potential and that his relationship with is father must have been holding him back. When they got back to Lou's house, he put up a picture of the Ninja and said they're all part of the family now.
After training with Cole and Zane on the Bounty's deck, the Ninja found Kai in the Green Ninja gi trying to unlock his True Potential. Hearing Wu announce he's home, everyone but Kai went to greet him. Jay told his Master about Zane being a Nindroid, Nya being the Samurai, and Cole's past, much to his confusion. When Kai joined them after having changed back to his own gi, Garmadon emerged behind Wu, shocking the group. When Wu explained he's there for his son, Jay reluctantly agreed to let Garmadon stay at the Bounty. At the bridge, Jay informed Wu that Pythor has three of the four Fangblades, and how they discovered Zane is a robot.
During a montage, Jay and the rest of the team watched as Garmadon brushed his teeth with a nail file. While admiring Nya watch a romance movie, Garmadon changed the channel, annoying them both. When the Ninja are trying to sleep, they were kept awake by Garmadon's lightning.
The next day, Jay told Kai he's supposed to be in the bridge and that the Falcon found the Serpentine and Lloyd heading toward the Fire Temple. When Kai went after Garmadon (assuming he was trying to steal the Golden Weapons) Jay tried to break them up, but the door was locked, causing Cole to break it down with his True Potential.
The Bounty finally landed at the Temple's entrance, and the Ninja put their weapons away as the volcano is too unstable. After fighting off the Serpentine, Jay tried to convince Kai to leave the Fangblade and the Temple before it erupted, but failed and was forced to leave (leaving Lloyd behind in the process).
After the volcano erupted, Jay was surprised to find Lloyd and Kai, who unlocked his True Potential. After the latter explained his training was to protect the chosen one, Jay watched as the Golden Weapons reacted to Lloyd. Jay then asked about the Fangblade left in the Temple, which is now in Pythor's possession.
The Ninja chased down Spitta to make him tell them where the last Fangblade was. At the Bounty, Nya calculated that by the time they get to the Fangblade's location, they would be too late. When Lloyd suggests they steal the other three Fangblades, the Ninja realized they don't know where they are and that Pythor could have some Serpentine guard them. With that, they decide to head toward the Serpentine base.
The next day, the Ninja are training while Wu tested them about the Serpentines' powers. Once they reached the fortress, Jay was confused as to why it isn't guarded, unlike what Zane predicted. After Cole discovered a hidden door, the Ninja, Wu, and Nya went in, only to find too many Serpentine to deal with.
Unfortunately, the Ninja have been spotted, and was forced to fight them, with Jay's armor protecting him from the Venomari Venom. After Cole went toward the Fangblades, he triggered a trap and the team is imprisoned in a Vengestone cage and their weapons taken away. Nya was able to tell Lloyd about their status via her now faulty Samurai Mech.
Waiting for Lloyd to save them, Jay and Cole passed the time by playing checkers. Just as Jay was about to be kinged, Kai took one of his pieces—a tube of hair oil—and was able to slip through the gaps between the bars. The rest of the Ninja helped by swinging the cage back and forth. However, they made too much noise and was caught by Pythor, who put cuffs on them to prevent them from escaping.
After Lloyd made his way to the fortress, Garmadon appeared with an army of Skulkin to help fight off the snakes. Lloyd freed the Ninja, and Cole took the Fangblades from Pythor. Not knowing where he went, the Ninja escaped back to the Bounty. There, they celebrated getting all four Fangblades back and Garmadon's help, unaware that Pythor made his way into the ship.
As the Destiny's Bounty flew towards Torchfire Mountain, Jay ate a sandwich in the dining room and conversed with Kai and Nya about the Fangblades and Lloyd's destiny as the Green Ninja. Cole burst in during the conversation, rather ill from the turbulence of the ship, and Jay only provoked his nausea by offering him a bite of his sandwich.
The next morning, the Ninja were preparing to throw the Fangblades into Torchfire Mountain when Master Wu began speaking oddly, having foreseen his own death in the near future. Jay did not understand his mentor's words, but further discussion was halted when the ship suddenly jerked to one side. Jay joined his peers in forming a human chain to catch Master Wu before he fell into the volcano, but this allowed Pythor (who had snuck aboard the ship and sabotaged the engines) to retrieve the Fangblades and make his escape on a Rattlecopter.
After Nya saved the Ninja and Master Wu with her mech, Jay joined his comrades in pursuing the fleeing Serpentine. When the snakes transformed their getaway vehicle—a Tour Ninjago" bus—into a mobile fortress, Jay helped Nya draw its fire so Zane could disable the heavily-armed rear section. With the train's main weapons removed, Jay joined the others atop the next car, where they agreed to race each other to the front. In the resulting race, Jay opted to swing through a window and perform Spinjitzu immediately upon landing, allowing him to knock the Serpentine occupants out of the car before he could even register the effect of his attack.
Eventually, Jay reunited with his team at the front of the penultimate car, with only Pythor and the Fangblades ahead. Before anyone could move in, Master Wu dashed to the other side of the connector and disconnected the front car from the train, leaving his pupils stranded in the desert while he confronted Pythor himself. Jay waited on the remains of the train until Lloyd came by with the Destiny's Bounty and airlifted the vehicle to Ouroboros. Unfortunately, the Ninja arrived too late—Pythor had already revived the Great Devourer.
After witnessing Wu getting eaten by the Great Devourer, the Ninja ran toward the Bounty. Even after throwing stuff off the ship, the Devourer grew bigger by consuming everything thrown off. They eventually fled the Bounty and watched as the Devourer swallowed it in one bite. Jay suggested they take refuge at the Serpentine underground base, but Kai motivated them to keep going. Jay sarcastically mentioned they use the Sacred Flute, which gave Kai an idea to build the Ultra Sonic Raider.
At Ed and Edna's Junkyard, Jay checked if his parents are home, but they're not. The Postman came by to give Ed and Edna their mail, but told them they were probably at the Take Back Ninjago Rally. The Ninja built the Raider just as the Devourer was going to attack them. They held the snake down and Kai noticed a weak spot on its forehead. After Jay took note about the spot, Nya pointed out that the Devourer is headed toward Ninjago, where everyone is.
Just as the Devourer was going to consume Jay's parents, he shocked it, making it attack other parts of the city. After Garmadon found them, he asked for the Golden Weapons to defeat the Devourer and tasked them with making the Devourer stay still. After doing so, Garmadon struck the snake on its forehead, killing it. However, Garmadon is gone, taking the Weapons with him. They found Wu, who survived, and went to greet him. The Ninja later promised to help Lloyd train for the Final Battle.
Legacy of the Green Ninja
After the Great Devourer's defeat, the 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 Grundle. He and his friends try to defeat the Grundle, but the beast is only defeated when Lloyd uses Tomorrow's Tea to undo the effects of the Mega Weapon, reducing the Grundle 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 embarrased 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 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 now teach 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 the 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 where 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, ninjas fights off the Overlord's influence and turns 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 the 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 Jole, a robot created by her that is 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 their 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 travelling 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.
The Tournament of Elements
- Main article: History of Jay (Tournament of Elements)
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.
Unfortunately, Morro possessed Lloyd's body and the other Ninja lost 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 wallipers and the Blue Ninja followed Kai towards Stiix where Ronin was keeping the scroll.
Unfortunately, their head start was lost when Kai lead them away from Stiix rather than towards 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 Ninja were hired to build a dock and Jay helped lay down the planks. Unfortunately, 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, 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 leader any more.
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 escaped 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 Cloud Kingdom though after an intense chase down the Wailing Alps, the Ninja emerged 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 real 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 Jay Walker One—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 Jay Walker One and drove around town, capturing ghosts as he went.
With the Preeminent released, Jay expressed his disgust. When Cole used his Blaster Bike 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. Unfortunately, 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.
The Hands of Time
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 the 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's old monastery and Lloyd suggests that they check it out, and 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. Afterwards, they left him so he could rest. They discussed the painting they saw on 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.
When Ronin and Dareth came to tell them the Vermillion are stealing metal, the Ninja left.
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 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' scrap yard 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 notes 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 lead 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.
Since Karlof is too heavy to hold, Cole suggested they make a ladder instead. He then asks his father where the armor design came from. Lou answered it came from a blacksmith.
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.
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. Jay said Lloyd will be their new Master.
Sons of Garmadon
- Main article: History of Jay (Sons of Garmadon)
Marooned in the Realm of Oni and Dragons, the Ninja spend a full week in the realm trying to gather supplies. Unlike usual times, Jay does not freak out and instead remains calm by "accepting the circumstances" in an unsettling way. When Kai brings this up to him, Jay simply states he sees no reason to get worked up and accepts the situation. Jay is amused when Cole tries to teach the lessons Wu taught them to the now child Wu.
As Kai and Zane listen on the makeshift radio, the two see that Jay has lost his grip on reality as he plays on his homemade game, which is really a plank of wood. Zane soon tells them he has gotten a transmission and Jay listens in as they believe it's from Ninjago. However, the people on the other side state they are preparing something and Zane translates some phrases to Jay and Kai that they are talking about an ambush. Hearing this, Kai realizes they are talking about them and tells the others to run away.
As the trio run, Jay continues to play his game before figures in the fog and quickly grab each of the Ninja in chains and drag them off with Jay losing his "game" in the process.
When they were questioned over who else was with them, Zane tries to deny, but Jet Jack shows them one of Wu's diapers. They try to pass them off as being Jay's as he tried to lie, saying he has a weak bladder, but they don't believe them.
The captured Ninja are taken into the Pits which Jay notes is an arena where they will be attacked by something. Kai and Zane note Jay is still not in his right mind and is useless in their plight. This fact is highlighted when Jay shares a laugh with a hunter named Chew Toy and rings a bell the latter gave them as they fight a Dragon called Slab.
A disguised Cole and Wu use a lever to put a chain for them to trap the Dragon. As Jay celebrates the victory by ringing the bell, Slabs prepares to attack him as Kai alerts the oblivious Jay. Briefly shifting back to normal, Jay panics as the Dragon moves to attack but Zane freezes it, exposing their Elemental Power to all. Iron Baron realizes his mistake of thinking they were Oni and orders his followers to hunt them as Kai tells his friends to prepare for a brawl. Jay goes back to ringing the bell as the Hunters surround them.
Jay, Zane, and Kai are cornered by the Dragon Hunters and have no choice but to use their Elemental Power. When Kai asks Jay if he's alright, Jay lists all of the events that have recently befallen him and has a breakdown; this display causes Zane to note he is back to normal and Kai is relieved.
They use their Elemental Power to fend of the Hunters, when Heavy Metal jumps down with the Dragonbone Blade. They try to use their power on him, but as Zane points out, the blade attracts their Elemental Power. Now unable to use their power, they are chained up by Heavy Metal, and put in the back of the Dieselnaut.
Held in place by the Hunters with Vengestone, Iron Baron approaches them and admits his surprise at them not being Oni, but trained in the ways of the First Spinjitzu Master. Jay was shocked by Baron's familiarity with him as the labels calling the Spinjitzu Master a coward who ran away to "Ninjango," to which Jay has to correct him on his mispronunciation by stating it's "Ninjago." After Kai asks if he knows how to get them back, Baron responds no, but states he had no interest of helping them anyway. He then declares they are hunting Dragons and hopes that the catch he makes will be good.
He then turns on the machine and it releases a strange energy that triggers elemental reaction and the Ninja are subjected to a device which draws out their Elemental Power. Jay realizes that the Hunters are using them as a bait since their powers attract the Dragons while also noting it tickles.
Soon after, a Wind Dragon is attracted to the Ninja. Meanwhile, Cole and Wu (who are disguised as Hunters) "accidentally" knock the other Ninja off the stand. They try to rescue them, but the Ninja are immediately put back into the back of the Dieselnaut by Daddy No Legs.
Now in the back of the vehicle, they are forced to sit back and watch as the Hunters reel in and eventually capture the Wind Dragon.
Cole promises to figure a way out of this situation for them, and the Dragons.
As he and his friends are caged by the hunters, Jay has a flashback of his first meeting Wu and recalls trying to fly with makeshift wings. Jay then hears Lloyd's voice on the hunter's radio and tells Kai and Zane who questioned if he has lost it again but after he explains they see he is still sane.
As the Ninja are forced to work, they wonder on what to do as Jay suggests building a Dragon and Wu remarks he has lost it again but he tells them of his plan to trick Baron into thinking Firstbourne was attacking so they and the Dragons can escape, remembering Wu's words from the first time they met: To build the impossible. The Ninja like his plan and get to work by secretly gathering supplies, with Jay almost grabbing one of Daddy No Legs' mechanical legs.
The morning after their escape, they see Wu had aged into a teenager overnight before they encounter Heavy Metal, who overheard their conversation and demands to know if what they said is true and Wu admits he is the Son of the First Spinjitzu Master. Heavy soon revealed themself to be a woman named Faith, who was forced to go under the name Heavy Metal by Iron Baron. Since they only had one vehicle, the Ninja had no choice but to drag it with a chain as Jay remarked it reminds him of the first time he met Kai and pushed Wu's horse carriage while Faith tells them about the Golden Armor. They soon encounter Daddy No Legs and Muzzle before Faith has them chain themselves so she could take credit. But it almost backfires when the two Hunters see Wu as a teenager before Kai pulled the chain they were standing on. Once they were tied up, they take the Hunters' vehicles and take off for the armor.
In the episode, Jay is in the midst of an argument with Kai as to who should drink the water from the canteen, an argument which Faith quickly settles by slicing a small cactus with water in half, to which Kai takes to eagerly.
Later on, while being chased by the Dragon Hunters, Jay, while making an escape with the rest of the team on speeders, notices Arkade spinning the slots on his chest, only to find it was for a grappling hook now locked on to his vehicle. Then, after Zane stated they needed to reverse, Jay began to worry, but it worked anyway, to which Jay celebrates, and challenges Kai.
When Kai, Jay, Zane, Cole, Wu, and Faith reach the borderline separating Oni lands, Faith asks if their sure this is the way, to which Jay replies going back would be too dangerous. He, like the other Ninja too seems worried about crossing Oni lands, but he hops into one of their speeders and crosses he border nonetheless along with the rest of the team.
When the Ninja woke up, Faith handed them chain guns and they start training by chaining up a rock. When they, and Wu, succeeded, they have Wu ride Stormbringer.
When they stopped to look at their map, they realize the Hunters were following them. They were able to defeat them, but Faith has been captured.
At Wu's pleas, the Ninja go to rescue Faith from the Hunters. She berates them and warns them it was trap but the Dragon Hunters appear and capture them.
Jay is later tied to a stand with Wu and Faith, he shares banter with the others to keep their spirits up. He explains to Wu of why this is important and Wu remarks he is the annoying one, as they share a laugh. He watches as Faith tells the other Hunters that Iron Baron lied to them about the Oni who have been gone from the realm for centuries and tells them that he possibly killed the Hunters to get Dragonbone Blade. After Iron Baron silences any growing rebellion by asking threatening them, Jay calls the Baron out on his gutless move of using fear as an annoyed Baron hushes his prisoners by turning on the elemental device.
However, the torture causes Wu to regain all of his memories and slightly aged further into an older teenager. Jay watches as Wu breaks free of his bonds and shouts he's back as he begins to fight the Dragon Hunters. He watches as Iron Baron negotiates with Wu who accepts the offer of leading him to the armor to return to Ninjago. Jay, Faith, and the Ninja tell him not to help Baron but he tells them to believe in him.
Jay is left to watch as Wu and Baron leave in search of the armor.
Jay and the others were still stuck on the wooden stakes. Above them, two vulture-like birds fly above them, after Zane remarks they are a group of avian scavengers, that will pick them apart upon their demise and Faith confirms this, Jay freaks out.
They notice that the other Hunters are arguing down below. While they're distracted, they try to rock their bodies side to side in order to knock the stakes over.
The rocking seems to be working, and they cheer. As they do, Jet Jack asks them what they're doing, and she cuts them down. Jay was skeptical of their intentions and was shocked when Kai told them to eat Cole first.
However, Jet Jack tells them that the Hunters no longer want to follow Iron Baron because he only wants to have the Armor for himself. They want the Ninja to help them find Iron Baron and Wu, and stop them from getting the Armor.
They arrive at a bridge that leads to the armor, and find that it's too late, as the bridge has fallen.
Jay and the others return from the bridge to give the bad news to the other Hunters, and just then, Wu bursts through the mountain riding the Firstbourne without chains, and wearing his father's Dragon Armor. The Ninja cheer as he lands, and they hug him. He tells them that Iron Baron has been defeated, and the Hunters cheer. The Ninja remember that they have unfinished business in Ninjago, and Zane asks Wu if the Firstbourne can give them all a ride. Wu says it's up to her, and she roars, which causes four Dragons (each of the Ninjas' elements) to come out of the mountain and in front of them. Jay gets a new Lightning Dragon called Stormbringer and is amazed by its appearance.
The Ninja mount their Dragons, and they take off, following behind Wu. In the air, the Dragon's spin like they did in the original pilot episodes, and a portal to Ninjago opens. They fly through the wormhole, and speed off into the distance, finally heading home.
Jay and the Ninja return to Ninjago through a vortex in the sky. They notice that the city has been totally demolished, and they wonder how their friends are. Nya speaks to them through radio and tells them they're okay, but they need some help. Zane locates their transmition, and leads the others to them.
They find Lloyd and Nya being cornered by the Sons of Garmadon. Once they were scared away, Jay and the others rest their dragons on the ground, and greet the other Ninja with Nya hugging Jay. Lloyd tells them that his power has not returned yet, and that Mistaké is no longer with them.
Wu tells the Marooned Ninja to take down the Colossus, and for Lloyd to stop his father. The Ninja mount their Dragons, and help the remaining citizens escape. The Ninja confront the Colossus, and attempt to chain him up using the tricks they learned from Faith. They realize it's not working, and they are almost out of chain. Kai gets the idea to board the Colossus, and use the chains they already shot to bring it down.
While Jay and the others distract it, Kai wraps the already used chains around the Colossus even more, and cause it to topple over. They celebrate, but only momentarily, as the Colossus stands up again. Jay soon asked why the people would live in Ninjago whenever it is attacked before Wu, the rescued citizens and the rest of the Resistance, who broke out of Kryptarium, return to help them out. The Colossus falls for the last time, and while Garmadon's power fades, the life within the Colossus fades.
Jay joins the Ninja in watching as the Sons of Garmadon are finally arrested, and they find out that Lloyd's power is back, and Garmadon is arrested. Now, the city must rebuild, and the Ninja help clear the Royal Palace, which Jay replied to Kai's proclamation of what tomorrow holds, is a lot of work. As they clean, Wu, now an old man again, tells them there's trouble again and he needs their help, which Jay complains they're still tired. They race out of the Palace only to find the citizens of Ninjago gathered together, to thank the Ninja for what they've done.
The Fold was also there as they soon started singing, and the Ninja celebrate. As they celebrate, Nya rests her head on Jay's shoulder.
Having curly, dark-brown hair, Jay generally wears blue clothing to represent his elemental color. On his unique facial expressions, he has brown eyebrows and light freckles. 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.
Since "The Royal Blacksmiths," Jay wore a blue jacket with a white stripe over a white t-shirt and blue pants for his casual clothes. He wore a blue beanie over his hair in Season 6.
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 is black instead of dark blue.
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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 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.
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Jay is the most light-hearted of all the Ninja. He is always telling jokes, most of which are only funny to himself. He usually does this to cover up fear or anxiety, as revealed in Season 6. He enjoys boasting about his abilities, 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.
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 against Cole over Nya's love.
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 happen to be mechanics. Jay also 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.
After being stranded in The Realm of Oni and Dragon, Jay had an apparent mental breakdown. He seemed oddly indifferent about the Ninjas' predicament and the other Ninja quickly 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 apparently returned to normal as evidenced by him freaking out when fighting in the Dragon Hunter Arena which indicates his breakdown was simply temporary and caused by stress.
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.
Jay is the ninja of Lightning, a talented inventor with a crazy sense of humor and a huge crush on Nya.
He loves all the new technology around today, although his efforts to take it apart and figure it out have led to more than a few explosions.
He even has a Cyrus Borg poster on the wall of his room.
Although the ninja have been through many fearsome fights, Jay is still the same fast-talking adventurer he has always been.(Even Nindroids cannot get this ninja down.)But he can sometimes make his teammates crazy!
- When Jay uses his electrical powers to his fullest, he creates 1.21 gigawatts.
- Jay once invented a Spinjitzu powered slingshot … but it backfired.
- Sometimes Jay wakes up in his sleep because he accidentally zaps himself.
- Jay's favourite dancing style is electric boogie.
- Jay and Nya once went dancing on a date, but it spun out of control.
Pilot (2017 Museum gallery)
Son of TV actor Cliff Gordon, the Lightning Ninja is swift in every way. Fast-talking and quick-witted, the problem is that he speaks and acts first, only thinking later. This also means he has a tendency to panic and be overdramatic. While Jay thinks he’s a wise-cracking comedian, he’s often unintentionally funny and too easy to tease, but this naivety makes him lovable. He’s also a genius when it comes to turning scrap into machines, just like his foster parents, Ed and Edna.
Jay is captivated by Kai’s sister, Nya, and struggles with his feelings, especially when her overprotective big brother is around. He learns that he can apply his ninja training directly into combat. Inevitably, it is the Ninja of Lightning who is the first to master the art of Spinjitzu.
Season 1 (2017 Museum gallery)
The chattiest of the group becomes tongue-tied when his crush on Nya begins to crush him! Can he go from funny-man to Romeo and capture her heart? Instead, Jay learns that instead of trying to impress people by being someone you’re not, it’s best to just be yourself.
Season 2 (2017 Museum gallery)
Jay’s relationship with Nya continues to bloom, only for the samurai to fall into Lord Garmadon’s hands, pitting them against each other in the final battle of good versus evil.
Season 3 (2017 Museum gallery)
When a matchmaking console reveals to Nya that Cole is her perfect match, it jeopardizes her relationship with Jay. The Ninja of Lightning is extremely upset about this since he has had a crush on Nya for a long time and he feels like Cole is sneaking in at the last minute. In addition, deep down he is distressed that this new rivalry with Cole will permanently damage their friendship.
Season 4 (2017 Museum gallery)
Jay is still not over his feud with Cole regarding whom Nya likes best. At first, this proves to be an impediment to the ninja’s efforts on Chen’s Island, as the two are constantly butting heads. But when they are pitted against each other in combat by Chen, Jay realizes that his long-standing friendship with Cole and the welfare of the team are what matter. Jay emerges from all of this a more mature and grounded character.
Season 5 (2017 Museum gallery)
Jay is a big fan of fantasy adventure stories and games, so even when things look bleak, he’s quite enjoying this quest filled with magical relics, mysterious riddles and dangerous temple traps. Best of all is the chance to learn the lost martial art of “Airjitzu” which allows the user to take flight!
Season 6 (2017 Museum gallery)
Jay wants things with Nya to be different, so he makes some thoughtless wishes that cause a great deal of pain. Realizing the difference between what he wants and what the team needs, he refuses to make his final wish and is able to free the others from the Djinn Blade. It’s only when Nya is dying that he wishes that the Teapot of Tyrahn had never been found. The world resets, with the teapot lost and all of the events caused by Nadakhan’s reappearance erased from history. Only Jay and Nya remember anything.
Season 7 (2017 Museum gallery)
As the Vermillion scurry through town in search of metal, Jay realizes where NINJAGO® Island’s largest supply resides: His parents’ scrapyard! Without telling the others, Jay breaks off and goes it alone to save Ed and Edna just in the nick of time. For Jay, the battle with the Hands of Time has become personal – and he’s out for revenge.
The Lightning Ninja is swift in every way. Fast-talking and quick-witted, the problem is that he speaks and acts first, only thinking later. This also means he has a tendency to panic and be overdramatic. While Jay thinks he’s a wise-cracking comedian, he’s often unintentionally funny and too easy to tease, but this naivety makes him lovable. He’s also a genius when it comes to turning scrap into machines, just like his foster parents, Ed and Edna.
- 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.
- He only has three spinners (not counting Lloyd), whereas all the other Ninja 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, may 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."
- 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.
- He is the only Ninjago character to appear in every episode of the series. This is because, in Skybound, he was the only Ninja to be trapped in the Djinn Blade for less than one episode (Nya was never trapped in the Djinn Blade at all, but she is absent in "Only One Can Remain").
- Jay and the other Ninja (except Nya) can only harness their elemental powers by being dependent on Lloyd. This may due 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 Bizzaro Jay.
- In a Wu's Teas episode, "Secret Teas," Jay turned into an octopus—his signature animal.
- When Jay went to the Tournament of Elements, he wore his ZX suit. This might imply it is his favorite suit.
- Before he was given an actual name, "Poe" was used as a stand-in.
- In "The Green Ninja," Jay seems to use the element of Wind, even though his element is Lightning.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, this was a mistake.
- 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.
- 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 one of the four current Elemental Masters to have a last name, the others being Lloyd, Griffin, and Jacob.
- For the first two episodes of Season 9, he seems to be calm even though in a situation like that he would usually freak out but in "Radio Free Ninjago," he is back to normal.
- 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.
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
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